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When I was starting over, I knew how to do it.

Through a set of circumstances, we had lost everything and we were thousands of dollars in debt.

The house with a swimming pool, high on a hill overlooking Puget Sound and the mountains beyond was gone.

It came after a tragic accident to my business associate in the business, one of the greatest men in my life, who made it possible for me to become a great success.

From all that, to a small two bedroom rental with three teenagers.

My wife and I had guaranteed the SBA loan, bank loans for the corporation and personal financing.

I started over, but, I had learned how to achieve success.

No blame, no guilt, I assumed personal responsibility.

Eleven years later, I was writing the final check to the last bank. I had my final paycheck, un-cashed from the previous corporation and it was exactly 11 years to the day I was sending the final check to the last bank.

If you want to understand something, try to explain it to someone else.

I starting holding small classes teaching prosperity.

I went to an art supply store and bought a 30x36 blank poster, green for the color of money.

Created a picture of a cruise liner, marathon medal, hood ornament of a luxury car, crude cover of what became my second book, triathlon ad from a magazine a picture of a rambler, $0 debt, a bike for triathlon, etc. I have reached all my goals.

As I sit here contemplating my next phase, I am looking at it.

Time to finish the third book. Second book was published in the U.S, China, in French in Canada and in Europe.

This blog is my class in prosperity, now.

Will make an audio tape to feed my mind, set aside one hour per day.

If it worked perfectly the first time, odds favor my doing it again.

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Was planning my day recently, I was reminded of a personal belief, “Whatever I am scheduling, I am trading my life for it!”

Whenever I watch a sporting event on TV or in person, I am trading my life for it.

I have a finite amount of time left, “Do I want to schedule time to watch someone else playing in their sandbox or schedule that portion of my life doing that will benefit me or humankind?”

I have the choice, watching someone else enrich their life through exercise, sometimes earning an inordinate amount of money, or, get the benefit of exercise, or gaining knowledge or wisdom by learning myself.

The most enjoyment while watching TV in years past has been watching one of our sports teams, college or pro, I loved it. Now, I want to continue, but not watching. I want to watch or do things that enrich me or someone else. Exercise, knowledge, wisdom, health, skill learning, etc., a good trade.

There has been a time, I was so exhausted from my work or some activity that watching a sporting event or meaningless show was all I had left in my tank, but that is rare.

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