Your Choices Reveal You: Your Fruit Reveals Your Roots

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Whether choosing a business partner, building an alliance or joint venture, deciding whom to associate with, or employing someone for an important position, these are things we need to be aware of.

Consistent choices reveal the man – to himself if he is objective and observant and to all those around who watch him. Like the fake paper bricks covering the wood and drywall above, many peoples’ lives are built on sandy foundations, as are their businesses and relationships. Bricks don’t burn in the fires of life. Firm foundations stand strong.

Consistently not committing or making a decision reveals a vacillating, weak, indecisive, dishonest character – one to be avoided at all costs. People who regularly make excuses or blame others, especially those who blame their parents, are those who refuse to take responsibility for their lives and choices. The fruit in our lives is revealing – look at what someone has accomplished, accumulated, built – and you will know a lot about him.

The way people deal with stress, uncertainty, delayed outcomes, and others also peels back the layers of deception and removes the masks we all wear. Self-discipline, patience, faith, persistence, and decency are the qualities of strong people.

Look at their heroes and role models, the groups they belong to, the places they go, the books they read, if indeed they do read books, and note whom they regularly associate with, and you will know them without even speaking with them. Are they tightwads or generous? Their actions will reveal them and predict the consequences.

Daily habits, addictions, if he is obese or fit, the words he uses, the lies he tells – all these clues reveal the man. Do they ask questions about you, or only talk about themselves? Are they reliant on hand-outs, inheritances, loans, and help, when they are quite capable of looking after themselves? You have met a parasite with entitlement issues.

Eagles fly alone, ducks and chickens and sheep rely on groups and need the support and approval of others. Avoid those; the r/K selection theory and the political parties people support further reveal who they really are.

Finally, are they moral? Test their honesty. Are they punctual and reliable? Are they loyal and loving to their spouses? Do they marry their spouses or just live with them? Do they stand up courageously for what they believe in? Are they socialist/collectivist or Capitalist/producers?

Take time to make good business and life decisions.

Robin Elliott

 

 

 

What Do You Know?

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I once talked with a missionary who said it was “hard” for him to introduce people to his peculiar brand of Christianity. In particular, he referred to a Christian Scientist. After a few minutes, I found that he didn’t know who Mary Baker Eddy was, and had never attended a Christian Science church service, and yet he arrogantly assumed he was in a position to reason with and persuade his prospect.

If he wanted to understand intellectual Atheism, he should read a few of Hitchen’s and Dawkin’s and Harris’s books, I told him. And if he was to successfully engage a Pentecostal or a Hindu, he had better at least do some similar research. The same goes for Buddhism, which is, after all, a philosophy that has been distorted into a religion, and any thinking person would know that much of the Four Noble Truths and the Eightfold Path is nicely aligned with Christianity. Talking to someone steeped in Theosophy, and you don’t know who Blavatsky and Olcott are? You lose.

His response was typical: “I don’t have the time, and I won’t expose my spirit to those demonic teachings.” Well, there you have it: Arrogance and laziness mixed with ignorance and served luke warm with a generous side of hate. Not very Christian. “What is a soul worth?” is a question he should be asking himself, instead of feeling so insecure in his beliefs and faith that he trembles to examine other faiths.

In addition, any brand of Christianity that ignores or refutes all the work of Christians in other churches and the writings of great men like Tozer, John Bunyan, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton,  and of course, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, should be exiled to a desert island with a pile of the books of these authors, which they have to accurately summarize before being allowed back into the mission field again.

In business, the same applies. You may know a lot about running a tire business but that doesn’t qualify you to expound on the way I run my restaurant. A lawyer or an accountant have no right to label themselves “entrepreneurs,” and success in one field does not automatically assure success in another. Not all skills and certainly not all experience is transferable.

Most trial lawyers, however, are very good at assimilating information and researching and understanding the circumstances, options, and sometimes the businesses of those they defend and represent – a necessary skill in lawyering and a laudable quality in any debate.

I talked with a man who assured me that Obama was a Capitalist who loved America, and definitely not a racist. I quickly established that he had never read Obama’s books (I have) and he had no idea what Liberation Theology, socialism, nor Cultural Marxism are all about. He was also unaware of Obama’s “father”‘s influence on him. I ended that conversation abruptly. I no longer suffer fools gladly. If I am to spend any time conversing with someone on those subjects, I insist on enjoying the give and take.

Know whereof you speak or hold your tongue.

Robin Elliott

Unlocking the Wrong Lock to Financial Freedom

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It’s amazing how short-sighted and confused people become when evaluating their options to break free of their financial restraints. Desperation, panic, laziness, low self-esteem and many other emotions and conditioning play into their decisions.

I recently had a retired school janitor telling me to “have a look” at the “excellent financial opportunity” that he was participating in with his elderly mother’s money. He called it a “gifting program.”

In Vancouver, the latest regurgitated scam is the illegal “gifting program” – it’s as old as the hills and it fails every time. Easy, fast money is promised in big seminars. Yet easy marks – suckers abound in this society where 31% of Canadians admit that they don’t make enough money each month to pay their bills, with the rising cost of living putting further pressure on people. 52% are $200 or less away from not being able to pay their monthly bills. This “gifting program” gets suckers to put down $5,000 (or a portion of it) and get their friends to do the same, with the promise that in a few short months they will be in line to be “gifted” tens of thousands in cash, “tax-free” money as they “rise to the top.”

For a while it works, and then greed takes over, so people reinvest more and more, borrow to invest, and drag their friends into the scam with them. Eventually, of course, the organizers have enough and they run away with all the money, so people are left in an even worse financial situation than before. And they tend to lose friends in the process. These people should remember a wise rule of thumb: “Never invest more than you can afford to lose, because everything is risky, and nothing lasts forever.”

Naturally, the more solid a money making venture or business is, the more legitimate, the longer it will last, and the more secure it will be. But the “quick buck,” microwave, easy, fast return frauds fail fast. It’s like the difference between building houses of straw on swamps or building brick houses on solid foundations, using expert builders with a track record of success. In a society of spoiled, selfish, lazy and entitled young people, rip-offs flourish. They’ve never heard of “No pain, no gain.”

Some opportunities will make money faster than other, but real wealth takes time to build and it requires focus, discipline, faith and sacrifice. And guidance from specialists doesn’t mean following the advice of every broke, shady “financial planner” you meet.

Plan for short-term, medium-term, and long-term income, with more than one source, as long as you can remain focused and committed. Avoid associating with other desperate people and seek out those who are established and respected and don’t need to steal your hard-earned money.  And by the way, the biggest con artists and frauds often hide in church congregations – they can borrow credibility and rip people off easily there.

Finally, there is a vast difference between real entrepreneurs and those who inherited wealth, lawyers, accountants, “financial planners,” and other self-employed people, and employees usually have no idea how to be entrepreneurs. Team up with those who have proven themselves as real builders of businesses and don’t be blinded by money, academics, qualifications, or financial jargon. If you can’t understand it and you don’t have time to think about it and do your own research, walk away.

Con artists (they’re almost as evil as politicians) like to focus on women, young people, and Seniors, especially the wealthy and the financially desperate.

Robin Elliott  IPS Safety Inc.

 

 

 

The Exclusionary Middle ~ Today’s Conundrum

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The leftist, socialist Trudeau, so-called Prime Minister of Canada, and his ilk seems to believe that you can only be a legitimate refugee in Canada if you’re not white or Christian or a legal immigrant. And if you slither over our US border illegally, clutching your iPhone and expensive luggage, which will be carried for you by our RCMP bellhops, you magically turn into a “refugee” – as long as you’re not white or Christian.

The Boy Scouts of America now accepts girls who claim to be boys. And Quebec requires and receives government help, attention, and support, while Alberta deserves nothing – because they’re not “French.” The leftist social engineering that demands the end of Christianity and white men, while being a suicidal slide into Jihadi savagery, is lauded and supported by the brainwashed masses.

The Christian churches are generally so watered down and compromised that they seem to be terrified of speaking out against this Cultural Marxist cancer, cowering as they are behind “being kind and loving” and in the process callously standing on the throats of their decent, God-fearing congregations while they greedily milk them for more money in the form of “tithes and offerings.” Ignoring this blatant contradiction is the result of media and religious programming reminiscent of Orwell’s 1984. The Vatican has recently

The Vatican has recently forgiven an HIV positive “priest” who has admitted to raping nearly 30 young girls between the ages of five and 10 years old and infecting them with the virus.

Whites are being systematically wiped out in South Africa with explicit black government approval, yet they will not be accepted into Canada as refugees, and the international media is silent since blacks are now untouchable. And blacks know it and respond accordingly.

Aristotle wrote that the Exclusionary Middle states that for any proposition, either that proposition is true, or its negation is true. Yet in our Western society, infected as it is with Cultural Marxism and self-loathing leftists, a logical contradiction doesn’t seem to matter. Either someone is a refugee or they’re not. You can’t continue to rip the life out of good people, most of whom are armed in North America, for much longer without facing a serious backlash.

We hope Trump will fix things in the US, in spite of the tremendous opposition he has to deal with, France has completely surrendered to satanic Islam, and Canada is hell bent on going the way of Europe. But individuals, apart from voting, can do little to change things on this macro level. What we CAN do is to bravely speak out, make good choices, and educate the people around us.

Robin Elliott

RATS! I smell another one

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In 1972, the year after I was demobbed from the South African army, I bought an old Volkswagen bus, fitted it out as a camper, and started traveling. One of my most memorable camping trips was to Ponta do Oura, a beautiful seaside town in Mocambique. It was an idyllic place, and one morning, while walking along the deserted beach, I happened on a machine gun nest in the bushes. Little did I realize that the country would soon be engulfed in even worse combat than I had experienced in Angola.

Part of the terrorists’ strategy was laying millions of deadly landmines, which have maimed and killed thousands men, women, and children ever since. But for every problem, there is a solution. Trained, giant rats have helped to clear 13,200 mines from minefields in Mozambique, Tanzania, Angola, and, most recently, in Cambodia. The training process takes about nine months. When these trained rats find a landmine, they immediately stop and scratch at the TNT-scented spot, which the human de-miners mark and come back later to excavate. If they find a mine, they detonate it where it lies.

After thirty years in business, I have developed a “rat-sense” of my own. Instead of smelling landmines, I smell human rats who are themselves like landmines to any decent business owner. One encounters these sad individuals at different stages in one’s business life: the posers, the tire-kickers, the losers who have convinced themselves that they’re winners, yet soon revert to their losing habits, the scammers, the liars, the pretenders. And the sooner one can identify and expose them, the sooner we can get rid of them and avoid or at least minimize the damage they cause.

There are those whose self-esteem is so low or so inflated that their decisions or procrastination are very costly: Either they think they are capable of doing things which they cannot, or they procrastinate and make excuses to avoid making a decision and committing to things instead of saving everyone time and money by revealing their real dilemma. Then you find the “coaches,” “trainers,” and “authors” who shouldn’t be allowed anywhere but a government job with their ilk, and finally the liars, the thieves, and the financially desperate.

Instead of feeling obliged to play the politically “correct,” passive-aggressive game of “not offending” and avoiding conflict, it’s best to cut them loose and burn those bridges as soon as possible.

In the same way, when you find a winner who honours his word, is punctual and professional, able and committed, and will do whatever it takes to deliver what he promises, hang on to him for dear life. These champions are aware of their weaknesses and focus on doing only what they’re good at, so they make valuable contributions and create happiness and prosperity wherever they go. Make it worth their while to stay on your team.

Robin Elliott    IPS Safety Inc.

The Increasing Inability to Separate and Evaluate

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I talked with someone who decided to dismiss everything that Ayn Rand ever wrote and her entire philosophy simply because she was an atheist. I was appalled at the time, however now I see this is common in our dumbed down society. He doesn’t mind driving a Japanese car, which was probably manufactured by atheists. and don’t ask the average Christian about atheists – they tend to assume atheists are immoral murderers who have never and never will contribute anything to society – simply because they’re atheists.

Most people in our society find it hard to view people and groups of people accurately. For example, a fellow said to me that he works with Muslims and they’re great people, so there’s no harm in Trudeau importing them en masse to Canada under the fictional banner of “refugee.” This uninformed character is unaware that, according to the Toronto Star, 62% of Muslims in Canada wanted some form of Shariah law in Canada, 15% of them saying it should be mandatory for all Muslims. In addition, he probably has no idea what the implications of Sharia Law are for Christians, one of which he professes to be.

The conditioned responses of many are disconcerting. The man who told me, when I was involved in Karatbars, a multi-level business that sold gold, that it was “just another online scheme,” nearly fell over when I told him how much money I had legitimately and legally earned in that business. (I am no longer involved.)

Context is important, too. “Not all prison inmates are bad,” is the mindless comment of the average brainwashed Canadian, and any fool knows that. However, the context of an argument is seldom taken into consideration when an ignoramus automatically delivers one of his pre-packaged, pavlovian responses. One ingrate refused to read this article because Nietzsche was an atheist – he missed the context entirely. Sadly, most people have never heard of Operant Conditioning – they probably assume it’s something women put on their hair.

Especially if you’re trying to justify your own bad choices. Try this: to get the most virulent responses on Facebook, just criticize marijuana or cigarette smoking. The smokers (18% of British Columbians) will scream that their uncle smoked until he died at 85, neglecting all medical, scientific, and financial evidence to protect themselves to admitting to their foul, expensive, intrusive addiction.  The potheads (30% of British Columbians) will loudly proclaim the “benefits” of the weed, ignoring mounting evidence of psychosis, schizophrenia, and more among young people who consume the stuff, plus mounting car and work accidents that are a direct result of their intoxication.

When one realizes how few people read books, especially good books, how we resist change, how brainwashed they are by the media, Hollywood and so-called “celebrities,” and the pervasive cultural Marxism in our North American society, the above is quite understandable, if not disturbing.

We need to learn to separate, objectively evaluate, and properly research things before succumbing mindlessly to our political master’s voices. And Christians need a serious wake-up call when it comes to their conditioning: politically correct Christian in nothing more than a weak, compromised back-slider.

Robin Elliott

Are YOU One of Nietzsche’s Last Men?

There is no wonder in my mind why Muslims are fast taking over the western world. The Last Men are laying down their rights, their civilization, and their swords, and actually welcoming their own demise. Hitler so distorted the concepts of the Übermensch and eugenics and the church has worked so hard to distort and pervert the teachings of Christ and the ideal Christian, turning our men into subservient, uncomplaining, compliant, weak, self-hating, politically “correct” sheep that the result is the Last Men.

The last man is a term used by Nietzsche in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. The last man is tired of life, takes no risks, and seeks only comfort and security. Nietzsche believes that the last man is the goal that Western civilization has set for itself. The lives of the last men are pacifist and comfortable. There is no longer a distinction between ruler and ruled, strong over weak, or supreme over the mediocre. Social conflict and challenges are minimized. Every individual lives equally and in superficial harmony. There are no original or flourishing social trends and ideas. Individuality and creativity are suppressed. Newthink flourishes. The herd bows down. The videos below describes it perfectly.

Orwell’s “1984” and then Ayn Rand’s “Atlas Shrugged” warned people to heed Nietzsche, and a few strong Christian leaders have urged Christians to stand up and be counted, to protect the family and Christ’s message, but cultural Marxism and powerful politicians have foisted egalitarianism on the western world and worked hard to dumb the public down and beat them into submission – an easy target for the savages who laugh at our weakness and our effeminate, immoral man-children, and invade and destroy us at will. Rand’s “The Fountainhead” explained the Ubermensch, and the ultimate Ubermensch is Christ, our role model.

It is time to fight back. It’s not too late to protect our beleaguered, drugged, brainwashed civilization and to rise and regain our rightful place.

Robin Elliott

Birds Don’t Learn How to Fly By Watching Squirrels

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Are you taking business advice and guidance from a “financial planner” who doesn’t have any money or any employee who tells you how to run or start a business? Are you making a decision about a business opportunity based on what an accountant, a banker, your child, or a lawyer tell you? And one who has failed miserably in the only business venture he ever started (or all of them) is not qualified to mentor you in any entrepreneurial venture.

Yet most of the people who consider getting into their own business in one form or another take advice from the wrong people. These advisors may mean well, and they may think they are qualified. Though the cook may think he can run the restaurant or hotel better than the owners and managers, their opinions are only based on ego and hearsay, and therefore invalid. I had that experience what I was a Food and Beverage Manager

I had that experience what I was a Food and Beverage Manager at a Holiday Inn. A cook who I reprimanded told me that he could do my job just as well as I could. So I took his apron and handed him my jacket, and asked him to go ahead and do the bar stock take, evaluate our budgetary situation, work with my controller and interview the new restaurant manager while I  prepared the breakfast. It took him about five minutes to sheepishly ask for his apron back.

For example, I see people taking business advice from their university student parrots – sorry, kids – and missing out on tremendous opportunities. Unless that kid has actually built or run at least one business, it’s like a bird that asks a squirrel how to fly.

And when it comes to elderly people who are interested in making money as entrepreneurs,  be aware that many younger people consider us dozy old sods who are “too old” to start a business – perhaps they’re really afraid of losing their inheritance. Disregard their baseless and ill-founded guidance. Remember, with age comes experience, poise, wisdom, and skills that younger people don’t have and cannot understand or appreciate.

Naturally, one will want to check things out – this “gifting” program that has once again raised its poisonous head in British Columbia, for example, has a long history as a known scam that always ends badly. At some point, the organizers will pull the carpet out from under the feet of the latest “investors” and those who have greedily put in more and more money, and a lot of people will lose their proverbial shirts. There are many scams being offered to the desperate, less intelligent, and vulnerable.

So, if you’re being approached by real entrepreneurs who have a long, provable history of business success and preferably those somewhat advanced in age and not riding on the arrogance bus of youth, be careful who shoots their offers down and discourages you from going ahead. In many cases, there is a combination of ulterior motive and inexperience, wrapped passive aggressive jealousy involved.

Robin Elliott

Why We Resist Change – Often at Great Cost

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Baboons are often referred to as “opportunistic eaters,” and, since they are fond of crops, they are destructive pests to many African farmers. They will eat fruit, seeds, grasses, bark, roots, but and meat. They eat birds, rodents, and even the young of larger mammals, such as buck and sheep. In South Africa, in order to catch and shoot the baboons that plunder and devastate their crops, farmers use a simple method.

They make a hole in a big pumpkin, which they fasten to a peg in the ground. Then they hollow out most of the pumpkin, but leave a handful of tasty seeds in it. The hole is just big enough for the baboon to get his hand through, but once he grabs a handful of the seeds, he can’t get his fist out of the hole, so he traps himself. Even when he sees the farmer advancing upon him with a shotgun, the baboon refuses to release the seeds and is shot.

Dave Wilkenson writes about Raynald III, a fourteenth-century duke in what is now Belgium. He was grossly overweight:

“After a violent quarrel, his brother Edward led a successful revolt against him. Edward captured Raynald but did not kill him. Instead, he built a room around Raynald in a castle and promised him he could regain his title and property as soon as he was able to leave the room.

This would not have been difficult for most people since the room had several windows and a door of near-normal size, and none was locked or barred. The problem was Raynald’s size. To regain his freedom, he needed to lose weight. But Edward knew his older brother, and each day he sent a variety of delicious foods. Instead of dieting his way out of prison, Raynald grew fatter.

When Duke Edward was accused of cruelty, he had a ready answer: ‘My brother is not a prisoner. He may leave when he so wills.’ Raynald stayed in that room for ten years and wasn’t released until after Edward died in battle. By then his health was so ruined he died within a year … a prisoner of his own appetite.”

People are a lot like this. We abhor change. “Better the devil you know…” And the average person will easily succumb to his lower instincts, which make him easy prey for the advertisers, for example, who will sell him stuff he doesn’t need and can’t afford. The obese get fatter and suffer hip and knee problems, diabetes, and worse. Most of those stuck in jobs never break free of the debt cycle and cannot retire. Many of us are brainwashed and/or live in denial; think about the Jews when they had a chance to escape the Nazis in Germany and those who welcome Muslim “refugees” into their countries.

It takes strength of character, open-mindedness, courage, determination, and intelligence to break free of our bad habits, ideological chains, and destructive beliefs. We need to acknowledge it when things are not working, and to break free. So the next time you are offered advice, a new opportunity, or insight, put your ego on hold and try to view it objectively and calmly before rejecting something that could radically change your life for the better. Flexibility is what allows palm trees to sway in strong winds and survive and thrive.

Someone wrote, “The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.”

Robin Elliott IPS Safety Inc.

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