Updated insider information by Chellie Campbell, author of “The Wealthy Spirit: Daily Affirmations for Financial Stress Reduction”
“The world isn’t interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.”—Raul Armesto
“Show me the money!” is that great expression from the movie Jerry Maguire. Cuba Gooding, Jr. plays a football player who keeps asking Tom Cruise as his agent to get him a multi-million dollar contract. He was enthusiastic, positive, and powerful and single-mindedly devoted to his purpose. He got the money.
Business is like a football game and money is the scorecard. A good business may have many goals, but the primary goal of making money must be achieved or it won’t be in business for long. Just as the players in a football game need to know the score in order to know whether to run for a touchdown or kick a field goal, a business owner must know the money score at all times to ensure the success of the business. It’s helpful if all the players on the team know the score, too, and not just the quarterback!
(Continued on page 131 of The Wealthy Spirit)
Today’s Affirmation: “I’m scoring touchdowns in the game of life today!”
A friend sent me this internet notice last year and I was moved to share it. In a democracy, we must all take responsibility for tweaking politics when they seem to get off the beam. It seems to me that money is playing a bigger part in out government than ever before, as politicians become more concerned with fund-raising in order to keep their jobs than they are in helping the people who elected them keep theirs. JMHO.
“The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government – lest it come to dominate our lives and interests”.
– Patrick Henry –
The 26th amendment (granting the right to vote for 18 year-olds) took only 3 months & 8 days to be ratified! Why? Simple! The people demanded it. That was in 1971…before computers, before e-mail, before cell phones, etc.
Of the 27 amendments to the Constitution, seven (7) took 1 year or less to become the law of the land…all because of public pressure.
I’m asking each addressee to forward this email to a minimum of twenty people on their address list; in turn ask each of those to do likewise.
In three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one idea that really should be passed around.
Congressional Reform Act of 2011
1. No Tenure / No Pension.
A Congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.
2. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security.
All funds in the Congressional retirement fund move to the Social Security system immediately. All future funds flow into the Social Security system, and Congress participates with the American people. It may not be used for any other purpose.
3. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan, just as all Americans do.
4. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.
5. Congress loses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.
6. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.
7. All contracts with past and present Congressmen are void effective 1/1/12.
The American people did not make this contract with Congressmen. Congressmen made all these contracts for themselves. Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, so ours should serve their term(s), then go home and back to work.
What do you think?