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Follow the Leader, Listen and Learn.

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Everybody has played Monopoly at one time or another..

Do you remember seeing that list of rules on the bottom of the box?

Fortunately, most people who first play monopoly with people who have already played it. If your first tried playing by opening the box and reading the rules, you would probably just quit.

However, you DO NOT have to understand all the rules before you start playing the game. Count out the money, roll the dice, and start moving! When you d guidance, look up the rules. Monopoly is not hard work. In fact, it is fun!

Business, while it requires work, does not have to be as hard as people make it. Business can be fun! Just follow the rules that apply each day and be teachable as you go along.

If you are interested in learning how to start your very own online business with the blueprints already drawn out, connect with me. I’m not going to ask for your email address then spam you. This is for people that are legitimately interested in learning how to create an income online.

Quinn 🙂

Back in 1762 Rosseau Wrote the Social Contract, and Here We Are Today With The Same Issue

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“Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.” The opening sentence of Rousseau’s The Social Contract not only summarizes his entire philosophical system, it also proves how important he still is today.breakingthechains-300x199

Written in 1762, The Social Contract picks up where his Discourse on the Origin and Basis of Inequality Among Men left off, defining natural man as being free and happy and living in the forest. Rousseau explains how man went from this state of autonomy to the modern condition, dominated by inequality, dependency, violence and unhappiness. There were positive aspects to this process too, he admits, including the creation of families, the discovery of tools and technology, and the building of cities and social organizations. Unfortunately, this also gives way to what Rousseau called the “right of the strongest”, where a reign of inequality destroys man’s original state of happiness and freedom. Humanity becomes alienated, and the Discourse on Inequality ends unhappily in general war.41CAcqP0qFL__SX331_BO1,204,203,200_

The Social Contract is an attempt to find a solution to this problem. For Rousseau, because of man’s “perfectibility”, the passage from a natural state to a social one is both an accident and necessary. Unlike animals, men are programmed to create and progress from one condition to the next. Rousseau discovers a way men can associate themselves with each other while maintaining their own individual freedom inside a social and political organization. He calls that concept the “general will”. Simply put, it is a form of association in which an individual alienates himself completely to the general will, and therefore regains his freedom in a political form. This of course has been criticized: some say it leads directly to dictatorship. Others, like Louis Althusser, say it is based on the premise that the people enter into a contract with nobody else but themselves – a logical impossibility.

However, Rousseau believed that in the form of the general will, the alienation of man would transform itself into freedom – this makes him nothing less than the inventor of modern dialectics, uniting the opposing concepts of nature (or freedom) and society (or contract), in their own opposition. All of Rousseau’s philosophy is an attempt to find a solution to the problem of alienation. For Rousseau, the only thing that made humans different from animals is his free will, something constantly placed in danger whenever man enters into society.

As a revolutionary thinker, Rousseau understood that the general will, or the will of the people, should be sovereign – and that is the catch. It is here where we regain our freedom inside social organisation. Only the general will – general interest as opposed to private interest – guarantees man his autonomy. No society can be free unless individuals understand that the general will or general interest should prevail over their own individual one.

Rousseau also wrote of the emergence of machines and the rise of technology. He was the first to say that nature has limited resources and that we are putting our own survival in danger by over-exploiting it.

“Man is born free and everywhere is in chains.” Centuries after that prophetic10247364_610569555688136_940960476943036655_n opening sentence, we should ask ourselves if we can afford to ignore Rousseau’s warning, in a world dominated by flashing mobile phones and social media. Man may indeed be born free, but in the 21st century, the chains may be even harder to see.

Learn How To Play The Game Of Real Life

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Why is it the best time to become an Entrepreneur? Because it sounds fancy and it’s the cool thing right now, duh.. WRONG! It’s because right now in this very moment we are so closely connected than ever before! Right now, writing this in Ohio, if someone challenged me to become best friend’s with someone over in Beijing, China. I could, very easily. The people that figure out how to utilize the internet as a tool to create a steady income right now are going to have it made in say, 5 to 10 years. Why’s that? Well, it only makes sense. All eyes are always on the internet. Whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, InstaGram, WordPress, Tumblr, etc. No one looks at billboards anymore, no one watches commercials anymore. In 5-10 years we probably won’t even have TVs anymore. IAmEntrepreneur1024-copyEverything will (or should) be set up through one big main computer in the living room. Just my opinion though. Heck I bet more than half of you barely watch TV right now anyways. We can just get on Netflix and roll through a whole season of Prison Break in 1 day.

People need to get with the times. It’s 2016 ya’ll!! It’s the age of information and information is power! Unfortunately, it’s also the age if ignorance and most people don’t like change. But the worlds about to change FAST, don’t get left behind!

Also, who likes to be told what they’re worth? You, my friend, are worth $13.75 an hour. You, my friend, are working to survive and pay the bills. If you are working a job just to pay your bills, support your family, and put food on the table you really need to listen closely. Heck, all of you need to listen closely.

There’s no doubt about it $20 today isn’t what $20 was in the 90s. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. Our economy is rigged. People do not have an equal opportunity to make it towards the top. Or so we have been brought up to think at least… just hear me out.

You ever hear of the Federal Reserve? You ever hear of a Pyramid Scheme? The definition of a Pyramid Scheme on Webster’s is this: a dishonest and usually illegal business in which many people are persuaded to invest their money and the money of later investors is used to pay the people who invested first. Hmm.. Well, the Federal Reserve should be illegal but since it’s the biggest Pyramid Scheme of all time and basically runs the whole planet it’s not. We invest “fake” moneyFollowTheMoney-Bank-Pyramid into stocks, banks, houses, etc. Playing this make pretend game that the extremely wealthy have created. It’s just an exchange of cash from one person to the other without a tangible product such as gold or silver to back it. Crazy right?

Now why in the heck did I just bring all this up? Because to play the game, you have to know the game. People are finally waking up to the fact that, yes, this is a game and most of us are just the pawns in a chess match.

So, what’s the solution? Become an Entrepreneur. Become self-sufficient. Create your own Economy.

Lucky for all of us there’s this Industry that has already been dubbed The Business of the 21st Century. That Industry is Network Marketing.

Woah! You mean one of those pyramid things? You seriously better have not asked that question after just reading about the Federal Reserve! haha 🙂

Let’s dabble around the idea that it is a pyramid scheme for a second though. If the Federal Reserve is a privately owned business and they own over half of the world wouldn’t it be a pretty damn good idea to join one of these pyramid things?

In my opinion they’re not though, for these reasons. 1) We are vacating the corporate slave cycle. 2) We are putting money into people’s pockets who actually need the money and care about THE PEOPLE. 3) We actually sell a tangible product. This isn’t just a flow of cash from one investor to the other. 4) You get paid for what you’re actually worth. Not just what someone decides you are worth. 5) You don’t have to go to college just to end up with more debt than you can handle. Honestly, there’s so many reasons why/how Social Network Marketing could level out the playing field in our economy to the rest of the 97% of us but I’m going to leave it at that for now.

Sure, it’s shaped like a pyramid but so is our economy. Learn to play the game my friend, you won’t regret it.

If you would like to learn how to break free from those chains from me and take control over your financial situation. I teach multiple ways of how to create an income online just send me a message on one of the accounts below. You can’t afford not to hear me out. Much love, Quinn.

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This Is Truly a Heartbreaking Story– #StopBullying

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Daniel Briggs was a typical high school boy — but he was bullied, relentlessly. So much so that after receiving a text at 2:18, he killed himself. His mom tells the heartbreaking story…

Inside The Mind of Jaxon Cota: An 11 Year Old Genius

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11 year-old Jaxon Cota looks like a normal boy, but he has something hiding within. That is, he is probably smarter than you, and most of us.

Cota was admitted to MENSA two years ago at the age of 9 after scoring 148 on an IQ test. That score was good enough to put him in the top 2nd percentile of all people on the planet.

Jaxon has a special affinity for numbers. He was able to read numbers up to 15 digits by the age of two, into the quadrillions. Now, he does high school level math to challenge himself when he’s bored.

He also is adept at math competitions. He was nearly perfect at MathCON, a national math competition for students in grades 5-12, where he placed 7th out of about 45,000 students.

image“Numbers have always just kinda stuck out to me,” the boy told NBC in a recent interview. “There are just so many things about numbers that are fascinating and so many things to learn.”

“There’s a rhythm to numbers,” said Jaxon’s father, Matthew Cota. “And just something about that is, in a weird way, very simple for him.”

imageOn the surface, he is a boy who loves to play baseball. Below the surface is the science. ”There is just naturally a lot of thinking that’s involved with it,” he said. “There’s statistics and where you have to be on each play.”

The boy is talented enough to skip grades, but both he and his parents choose to stick with his age-assigned grade levels. Regarding skipping grades, he says: ”It’s not something that I’d want to do, because I wouldn’t be able to do the things I love like play baseball or hang out with my friends.”

He is now in sixth grade, where he receives advanced instruction to keep him challenged. His parents believe that it is important that he grows up with his peers.

“Kids that are profoundly gifted are pigeonholed to be one way,” said Lori Cota, Jaxon’s mom. “He’s four years old and he can read, he can do all these things, but he can’t tie his shoes. There are things in every grade level that you need to learn.”

Check out the in-depth coverage of Jaxon Cota in the video below!

Overcoming Negative Thinking

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It is not a surprise that all negative thinking is fear-based, but did you know that chronic negative thinking that goes on day-after-day creates stress that can damage the body and mind, resulting in disease or worse? Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on how you look at it, the mind/body has a hidden defense that safeguards us from the extreme damage of fear, anxiety and worry. That defense is depression.

Depression is your body’s defense mechanism against the ill-effects of chronic negative thinking. Depression ‘turns down’ all emotional responses. Without depression, your body must deal with the constant fight-or-flight stress response that is the result of chronic negative thinking. Depression literally depresses the effects of negative thinking by numbing-you-out to fear, but depression is not selective so you also become numb to other emotions, such as love and joy.
Depression, of course, is not good for us, but the body’s first course of action is survival. If your survival is threatened due to the stress of chronic fear caused by fear-based thinking, it will do what it needs to do in order to save you.

Maybe you have blamed depression for your negative thinking but, I promise you, it is the other way around – it is your negative thinking that has caused depression. This is good news, because it means that by correcting improper thinking, you can rise up from depression.

In order to wake up from depression, you must overcome the fear-based thinking that has created the need for depression. This means that you can turn off depression by turning off negative thinking.

The mechanics of creating your reality

Depressed or not, most of us don’t even realize that we are thinking negatively because it seems to us that we are just reacting to the events in our lives, but our negative thinking is really creating those events first and foremost. There is no question of the chicken or the egg – first negative thinking then negative events. If you want to change your life, you must change your thinking. If you wait for your life to change, in order to change your thinking, you will be thinking negative thoughts forever. Whether you are aware of it or not, your thoughts create your reality. But how?

Every conscious thought that you have is recorded by your subconscious mind. Your subconscious mind does not question or argue with the validity of a thought. It literally takes your word for it. So, if you say, “I am tired or I am broke,” it just says, “Yes, you are tired – Yes, you are broke,” and your thoughts are accurately recorded.

Your subconscious mind then communicates directly with the quantum mind that manifests your reality. Just like the subconscious mind, the quantum mind always says yes.

Now, a single isolated thought does not usually manifest in reality, which is really good news because if that was the case, every time we are upset with someone and wish them ill, illness would fall upon them, and we don’t really want that. At humanity’s current level of collective consciousness, it takes repetitive thoughts or beliefs in order to manifest anything in our lives.

Having said this, it is still our thoughts that create reality, and if we have negative thoughts that we think every day, those thoughts are going to manifest. Now, they might not manifest exactly as we think them, but negative thoughts always manifest in some sort of negativity. In other words, thinking negative thoughts about your neighbor may not result in a negative experience with your neighbor, unless he is on the same vibrational page, but those negative thoughts may manifest in car problems or issues at work, for example. We might not make the connection between our thinking and the events in our lives but negative thinking always begets negative experiences. This is the law of attraction, and it works regardless of if we understand how it works or not.

Life is a perfect mirror

Negative thinking is simply thinking about what you do not want, while positive thinking is thinking about what you do want. Ask yourself, do I focus more on what I do want or what I don’t want? For the majority of the world, the answer is the latter. Most people are unconsciously addicted to negative thinking. Negative thinking is not just a bad habit, it is a terrible addiction, and probably directly responsible for every other addiction known to man. After all, when we are addicted to food, TV, drugs, etc.., we are really just trying to escape our own thoughts.

Negative thinking includes the words that you say and think, and it also includes negative visualizations, self-talk and metaphors, as well as, mentally replaying unhappy memories.

Because we often don’t even recognize negative thinking, let’s take a moment to clarify several aspects of negative thinking that might pass by our radar:

Judgment of anything is negative thinking because you are focusing on what you do not like or desire.
Self-judgment is negative thinking where you are focusing on what you don’t like about yourself – and reinforcing it.
Perfectionism is just another word for self-judgment.
If you call yourself a “realist,” you are someone who rationalizes negative thinking in order to give yourself permission to think negatively.
While self-doubt is negative thinking, negative thinking creates more self-doubt.
Feeling sorry for someone is judgment of them or their experience which is negative thinking.
Worry is also another form of negative thinking because you are imagining the worst.
Even negative questions are a form of negative thinking because they produce negative answers.
If you ask yourself, “What will happen if I don’t succeed?” your mind will sort for all the terrible things that might happen, and you will be focused on what you don’t want.
Complaining about what is wrong in your reality is also negative thinking – yes, even if it is really happening.
On the way down the mountain on our bikes, my son’s bike began to have problems. Later he realized that he was in a bad mood. Not making the connection between being upset about the bike and his bad mood, I pointed out that his negative thinking caused the bad mood.

He responded, “I wasn’t thinking negatively. I was just reacting to what was really happening.”

I said, “Were you thinking about what you do want or what you don’t want?”

Reluctant to answer, he said, “I was thinking about what I don’t want.”

“So, you were thinking negatively?”

“Yes,” he answered, “Negative thinking is sneaky.”

Indeed, it is!

At this point, you might be more aware of just how much of your thinking is fear-based. Instead of being overwhelmed, this is a moment of personal power. It is your awareness that opens the door to profound change.

I’ll be honest with you, it took me many years to make the connection between my negative thinking and chronic depression. Now, it seems so clear to me. All the years that I tried relentlessly to overcome depression, I wasn’t able to do it because I was not changing my thought patterns. I wish I could go back and tell my past self, “Hey Nanice, stop focusing on what you don’t want. Take your attention off worry and fear and focus on what you do want, and keep doing it, despite evidence to the contrary.” I would tell her that her commitment to changing her mind will save her – because eventually it did!

Negative thinking first manifests as negative feelings

Any thought that makes you feel bad is a negative thought. Negative thinking causes negative feelings like sadness, frustration, jealousy, anger, etc… In fact, negative feelings are your inner guidance system telling you that you are thinking negatively and imagining what you do not want. Your feelings are telling you that your thoughts are out of control, and you going away from what you desire in life. Even though depression numbs feelings, those feelings are still very much present and persistent.

Sick and tired?

More people get sick as a result of negative thinking than anything else. You don’t find sick people with healthy thoughts. You find sick people with thoughts that create sickness. This doesn’t mean that you think about being sick.It means that you have a history of negative thinking that adversely affected your body, causing sickness.

Negative thinking profoundly affects one’s body, mind and quality of life. You can trace virtually every problem back to fear-based thinking. Negative thinking makes everything harder and requires that we give more effort to the things we want.

You cannot be anxious, overwhelmed or depressed without corresponding negative thoughts. People who think happy, peaceful and relaxing thoughts are not anxious, overwhelmed or depressed.

Why OH WHY???

If negative thinking is so detrimental to our health, well-being, relationships and prosperity, why-oh-why do we do it? Why do we habitually think negative thoughts and focus on what we do not want?

Negative thinking is a survival strategy that causes us to look for what is wrong so that we can protect ourselves against danger, but it is a very bad strategy because our thoughts actually create reality. So instead of preventing bad things from happening, we are telling the quantum mind to materialize them.
We are programmed by our parents, teachers and society how to think. If those who brought us up thought negatively, and most of them did, we learned to do the same.
Our negative beliefs about ourselves and the world cause us to have negative thoughts. If you believe that you are unworthy, your thoughts will support that belief.
Negative thinking is complete ego!

We often think of egoist thoughts as those thoughts that say, “I’m better than… or look at me,” but all negative thinking is just as much ego-based. Since our higher selves would never think the types of negative thoughts that we indulge in, negative thinking must be a result of a fearful ego that believes that you are alone, powerless and unworthy. Knowing that negative thinking comes from your ego, might help you to loosen its hold, by not paying attention to it.

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