Why Are You Suffering?

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The lotus is an exquisite flower that grows from the mud. The deeper and thicker the mud, the more beautiful the lotus blooms. The greatest oaks take the longest to grow. 

 

I recently told a beloved relative, who is going through tremendously stressful and physically painful times and has been, for some time, that, since God promised that we will not be tested beyond that which we are able to bear, the depth of her suffering is inversely proportionate of the height of her spiritual strength; she would not be faced with that huge burden were she not equipped to handle it. Her suffering is a compliment to her spiritual growth.

You are being prepared. What for?

“Not now, but in the coming years;

It may be in the better land

We’ll see the meaning of our tears,

And then, some day, we’ll understand.”

~ Maxell Cornelius.

Tempering is a heat treatment technique applied to ferrous alloys, such as steel or cast iron, to achieve greater toughness by decreasing the hardness of the alloy. Tempering is used to alter hardness, ductility, toughness, strength, and structural stability. Going through the fire? There is a purpose.  Handle it correctly, and you will come out stronger and more resilient, better prepared to handle any challenge – like steel.

Remember the story of Job in the Bible? The devil asked God for permission to tempt him each time, and God gave permission, with certain limits. Here are the two lessons:

  1. The devil was not allowed to give Job more suffering that he could handle.
  2. During his worst time, Job said, “Even if He kills me, I will hope in Him.” Job remained true to his God, steadfast. He did not quit. He passed the test.
  3. After his hardships, we read, “The LORD blessed the latter part of Job’s life more than the former part.” He was generously rewarded for his faithfulness.

Finally, we don’t need to understand how or why we suffer, or blame, complain, shame, or feel sorry for ourselves. By focusing on the next five minutes, the here and now, we can cope a lot more easily. Trust God: there is a purpose.

It’s not the difficulties we have to deal with/the hand we are dealt – it’s the stories we tell ourselves about our circumstances and how we choose to react that makes all the difference.

Robin Elliott  IPS Safety Inc.

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How to Overcome Your Fears

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In an article by Earl Nightingale, The Fog of Worry, he tells us:

  1. 40 percent of the things you worry about will never occur.
  2. Things over and past that can’t be changed by all the worry in the world: 30 percent.
  3. Needless worries about our health: 12 percent.
  4. Petty, miscellaneous worries: 10 percent.
  5. Real, legitimate worries: 8 percent. Only 8 percent of your worries are worth concerning yourself about. Ninety-two percent are pure fog with no substance at all.

Retired U.S. Navy SEAL Admiral William H. McRaven explains how dealing with workplace bullies is a lot like confronting great white sharks: confront them, stand up to them. Too often, we refuse to confront the fears that bully us; we avoid facing them, and we hide away by being busy, in social media, addictions, sport, and other distractions.

Then, at night, insomnia and exaggerations of our fears steal our sleep and health. Always, our fears are just under the surface, sabotaging our success, holding us back, stunting our growth, stealing our joy and peace of mind, preventing our optimal performance and creativity, like spoilt, naughty children or demanding spouses.

Peace of mind and freedom from fear is available. Dale Carnegie’s How To Stop Worrying And Start Living is a self-help classic which addresses one of the leading causes of physical illness, worry, by showing you simple and actionable techniques to eliminate it from your life. I highly recommend it. The most important thing I learnt from it was to analyze the facts and figure out my options; create a plan of action, a way out.

I take the following 6 steps:

  1. Set aside a quiet, undisturbed time in which to confront my worries.
  2. Pray for God’s perspective – an eternal perspective – on my worries. I know He is faithful and omniscient.
  3. Discuss my concerns with a trusted advisor who has a successful track record and no vested interest in the solution he proposes.
  4. Read about how others solved similar problems.
  5. Analyze the facts and figure out my options and create a plan of action.
  6. Take daily action to overcome and eradicate those problems that I can – the eight percent.

You CAN overcome worry.

Robin Elliott

IPS Safety Inc.     IPS Wellness Foundation

My Predictions for 2018

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By this time next year, you will find these predictions to have been accurate. 

I predict your peace of mind will improve to the extent that you start living in the moment, as opposed to regretting the past or fearing the future. And that you will be happier and more successful when you stop feeling sorry for yourself and quit blaming others and your circumstances for your bad choices.

I predict your financial situation will improve as you cease buying things you don’t need, cease buying things to impress others and start focusing your attention on what gets results as opposed to what keeps you busy.

I predict you will have more money if you stop your monthly payments for things you no longer need, like leaving groups that no longer deliver the results they promised.

I predict your relationships (and sales) will improve dramatically when you start talking less about yourself and start actively listening to others. Shut the hell up and ask about them. Most of the people I know tell me all about themselves but very seldom ask me about myself, my business, or my family.

I predict your understanding of life, your circumstances, the political situation, your options, and other people will increase exponentially when you stop listening to the media and start reading good books and talking with intelligent people.

I predict that you will achieve unprecedented success when you start making real, honest commitments instead of weak promises and warning people that you intend to fail by saying things like “I’ll try” and “I’ll do my best,” and when you persist in your endeavours.

I predict that whatever you focus the most time, energy, money, and attention on will grow. Where focus goes, energy flows, and results grow.

I predict that you will achieve the kind of results that the people you spend the most time with achieve. If you hang around with whiners, brokeass potheads, people in bad marriages, drinkers, smokers, and obese people, don’t expect to soar to great heights. Seek out people who are smarter, more successful, happier, more Godly, richer, better disciplined, more ambitious, and better connected than you are, and those who have the skills and strengths that you lack.

Here’s the most important prediction I can make: Draw close to God, and your whole life will get better.

Robin Elliott

IPS Wellness Foundation

 

“We heard the city might run out of water but we didn’t think it would happen”

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“In just under 10 weeks, Cape Town plans to turn off its water taps. Millions of residents in South Africa’s “Mother City” are preparing for the worst.

“’We heard the city might run out of water but we didn’t think it would happen,” Mrs Hendricks said, holding her six-month-old grandson. “I think it’s very serious.’”  ~ The Telegraph

We didn’t think it would happen. So we just closed our eyes and hoped it would go away. If you ignore it, it might not be real. That seems to be the way people think about things that are simply history repeating itself, that are logically going to happen. “It will be different this time – it won’t happen here.”

The South African city plans to shut off the taps to 4 million people. The city is prepping 200 emergency water stations outside groceries and other gathering spots. Each would have to serve almost 20,000 residents. Can you imagine the chaos when 20,000 people try to get water from one water station every single day?  What about old people and sick people? Who will help them? How will they carry heavy water containers? Where will the cars and trucks all park to take the water away to their homes?

“We heard it might happen.” How did you prepare for this, knowing that you have a government run by people with an average IQ of 70 and a track record that proves it? (That’s the average sub-Saharan IQ in Africa.) For years, Cape Town had been warned that it needed to increase and diversify its water supply. Almost all of its water still comes from only six dams dependent on rainfall, a risky situation in an arid region with a changing climate.

This refusal to face reality is why only 46% of Canadians own life insurance, why most are not prepared for an earthquake, water shortage, fire, or even electricity outage. When there is no water or food, people resort to vicious animal-like behaviour. Have you seen how they behave in stores on Black Fridays? And that’s to buy things they don’t even need!

PREPARE. Learn from the impending chaos on Cape Town, which is situated in a violent country that boasts 59 murders a day and even more rapes. Things can change fast, and they often do.

Robin Elliott

Learn from Killer Bees

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We can learn from these killer bees how a decent, civilized society is usurped and replaced.

Africanized Honey Bees were first introduced to Brazil in the 1950s in an effort to increase honey production, but in 1957, 26 swarms accidentally escaped quarantine. Warwick Kerr, a Brazilian scientist, traveled to southern Africa to screen African honey bee subspecies for productivity and viability.  He initiated efforts to breed gentleness into the African stock while amplifying its many positive traits. It didn’t work, and the swarms escaped. Since then, the species has spread throughout South America and arrived in North America in 1985. 

Africanized bees can chase a person a quarter of a mile; they have killed over 1,000 humans, with victims receiving ten times more stings than from European honey bees. They have also killed horses and other animals.

A University of Florida publication reveals this: “A behavioral curiosity of African bees concerns nest usurpation (or colony takeover) of European colonies. Small African swarms containing a queen often land on the outside infrastructure of a European colony (a wall, beekeeper-managed hive, etc.). As time passes, the worker bees in the African swarm begin to exchange food/pheromones with the European workers from the colony. This gradually ensures the adoption of the African bees into the European colony. Somewhere during this process, the European queen is lost (perhaps killed by the African bees – her fate remains uncertain at this point) and the African queen is introduced into the colony, thus becoming the reigning matriarch. European bees do not display this behavior but often fall victim to it, thus creating an African colony from a preexisting European one.”

Seems familiar, doesn’t it?

Robin Elliott

Together, Anything is Possible.

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How can a simple Japanese honey bee fight a vicious, predatory Japanese Giant Hornet with a wingspan of 2.4 inches? The same way Americans elected Trump. Together, we can accomplish amazing things.

From Wikipedia: 

“In Japan, beekeepers often prefer European honey bees because they are more productive than the endemic Japanese honey bees. However, it can be difficult to maintain a captive hive of European honey bees, as the giant hornets are devastating to the beehives. Once a Japanese giant hornet has located a hive of European honey bees it leaves pheromone markers around it that quickly attract nest-mates to converge on the hive. An individual hornet can kill forty European honey bees a minute while a group of 30 hornets can destroy an entire hive containing 30,000 bees in less than four hours. The Hornets kill and dismember the bees, returning to their nest with the bee thoraxes, which they feed to their larvae, leaving heads and limbs behind. The honey and bee larvae are also taken to feed the hornet larvae.

Unlike their European relatives, the Japanese honey bee has a defense against the Hornets. When a hornet approaches the hive to release pheromones, the bee workers will retreat back to the hive, leaving an opening to allow the hornet scout to enter. The bees then emerge from their hiding places in an angry cloud formation containing some 500 individuals. They form a tight ball around the attacking hornet that acts like a convection oven with the bees vibrating their wings to generate heat via muscular exertion and then directing the air warmed around them inward to the center of the ball. This causes the interior temperature of the ball to rise to 47 °C (117 °F). Additionally, the bees’ activity also increases carbon dioxide concentration inside the ball. The hornet’s ability to withstand heat decreases as carbon dioxide concentrations increase, ultimately causing the increased temperature to become lethal.”

In business, a strongly fused, highly motivated team with a common goal and the same values, agenda, and intent can achieve anything. Ask Elon Musk.

Working together, decent, God-fearing North Americans can overcome the cancerous Cultural Marxism that is slowly killing us. Christians can stand up, man up, and stop playing the gutless wimp. Whites can stop being walked over, insulted, and blamed for the genetic inadequacies of others. Let’s learn from the Japanese honey bees.

Robin Elliott

Western Government Ineptitude and Agenda.

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Compare the way the private industry works to the way the corrupt Western governments work. Narcissistic politicians, interested only in re-election, money, and power, will offer voters any bribes that work, regardless of the impact, the cost, or the logic, from canceling bridge tolls to legalizing pot. There are seldom any consequences for massive cost overruns, shoddy or late work, and the level of arrogance and entitlement one encounters when dealing with government “officials,” who are secure in their jobs, is monumental.

Irwin Kula and Craig Hatkoff in Forbes tell about Donald Trump and the Wolman Ice Rink: “Once upon a time, there was an ice skating rink in Central Park that could no longer make ice. No one could figure out how to fix the skating rink. Years went by and millions of dollars were spent and still no ice. One day a white knight [Trump] wearing a bright red tie showed up and said: ‘ Let there be ice!’ Four months later there was ice. When asked by the press why the people had been unable to fix the rink themselves the knight said ‘they’re very nice people and I like them very much but they’re all idiots!’ And everyone lived happily ever after.”

Elon Musk’s SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket costs around 90 million dollars per launch and is twice as powerful as the US government’s NASA rocket, which costs one BILLION dollars per flight. China builds highways, bridges, airports etc., in a fraction of the time Western governments can build anything. Want proof? Ask anyone who has spent time or lived in China. And it’s all over the Internet.

Yet, Western governments, as in Atlas Shrugged, want to build, own, and control everything, in spite of being inept, extremely slow, very expensive, and irresponsible. And they steal more and more of our money in ridiculous, crippling taxes they make up as they go along. Censorship is out of control. Democracy has failed – it allows the votes of those parasites least able to reason and make good decisions to overwhelm those of the more intelligent producers.

John Stossel writes, “For years there was a gap in the ring road surrounding Paris that created huge traffic problems. Then private developers made an unsolicited proposal to build a $2 billion toll tunnel in exchange for a 70-year lease to run it. They built a double-decker tunnel that fits six lanes of traffic in the space usually required for just two. The tunnel’s profit-seeking owners have an incentive to keep traffic moving. They collect tolls based on congestion pricing, and tolls are collected electronically, so cars don’t have to stop. The tunnel operators clear accidents quickly. Most are detected within 10 seconds — thanks to 350 cameras inside the tunnel. The private road has cut a 45-minute trip to 10 minutes.

That’ why Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged and Orwell’s 1984 are so important: we are living those novels right now. Collectivism and Cultural Marxism are a daily reality and are being applied increasingly by our unscrupulous governments, simply because it’s easy to control people who need you, so make them sickly, obese, addicted, poor, unaware, uneducated, and seriously genetically weakened by importing from the third world and encouraging miscegenation, and by breaking down the family unit. 

Robin Elliott

 

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They Are Not Like Us

 

 

 

Sewer Rats Nibbling at the Cloaks of Kings

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A BBC Future article states,

The More Inept You Are, the Smarter You Think You Are.

They found that “the least competent suffer a double deficit. Not only are they incompetent, but they lack the mental tools to judge their own incompetence.” They overestimate their ability, to put it kindly. To be accurate, their incompetence is exceeded only by their arrogance.

“The fundamental cause of trouble in the world is that the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.” ― Bertrand Russell

For example, a Pittsburgh bank robber, McArthur Wheeler, was quickly arrested after robbing two banks in broad daylight without wearing a mask or any other kind of disguise. When police showed him the security camera footage, he protested “But I wore the juice”. The idiot criminal believed that if you rubbed lemon juice on your face, you would be invisible to security cameras.

It’s why semi-literate potheads who have never achieved anything of real significance say mindless things like, “Trump is stupid.” This well-educated, high IQ  billionaire who had never immersed himself in the political slime pit beat seventeen seasoned competitors hands down, against all odds, with the world’s media stacked solidly against him, yet he is accused by brainwashed knuckleheads of being “stupid.” Sewer rats nibbling at the cloak of a king.

The same applies to Elon Musk, the Expat South African who singlehandedly took on and beat the world’s giant car companies and NASA to develop the best cars in history and successfully launch the biggest rocket in the history of the world with his SpaceX company, with a Tesla onboard, plus many other amazing accomplishments. He is attacked by the ignorant among us and admired by intelligent people.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect means some people are too stupid to realize just how stupid they are.

The message: Take it from whence it comes. A morbidly obese video game player whose job, when he has one, is flipping burgers at minimum wage is probably not the best man to take advice about business from, yet he always seems to know more than the people running multiple franchises or large hotels.

Robin Elliott

 

The Best Promotional/Advertising ROI – EVER

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My closet regularly fills up with promotional jackets that I give to Value Village, along with hundreds of pens, mugs, gadgets, and other expensive paraphernalia that in reality, contrary to what the promo companies claim, shows a very low return on investment. Sponsoring a table at an event or paying to get your name on the program can cost a lot of money for a few brief hours of unexceptional, easily forgotten exposure. Now there is a way to obtain ongoing, MEMORABLE exposure and gratitude for a one-time investment.

If I told you that you could invest a reasonable amount just ONCE, and achieve ongoing, focused promotion and advertising, while helping your chosen cause, would you want to know more?

Well, your dream can come true! The non-profit IPS Wellness Foundation has made this possible for a limited amount of time to qualified investors. We are about to provide, free of charge, a limited number of Trike Transporters to charities, organizations that help Seniors and children, churches, the vulnerable, the disabled, the blind, and nursing homes (you get to choose your favourite charity or cause). It’s also an ideal way to provide employment – as pedicabs.

If your application to invest in one or more of these Trike Transporters is accepted, we will provide the fully assembled and tested Trikes, complete with your chosen advertising promotions on the backs and sides of the trikes, in your name. You may even wish to make the presentation at the handing over ceremony for even more free publicity and press coverage – where your company is the centre of attraction!

Your Trike Transporters will be a donation from your business or organization and you will receive full credit. Each Trike will carry Donated by and your advertising on three sides. Whoever sees the Trikes or rides in them will see your advertising. Also ideal for conferences and conventions, parades, malls, car dealerships, and shows.

Call me, Robin Elliott, for quotes and more information.

 

 

This Makes the Caste System Make Sense

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When one considers the r/K strategy and The Bell Curve, and when you take a good, objective look around you, the Indian Caste System starts to make a lot of sense. The modern Western world is obsessed with the implementation of Cultural Marxism, which skews common sense with 1984-like “Newspeak,” wrapped in “Political Correctness,” “kindness,” and being “non-judgemental,” thereby denying reality and fudging results with “Affirmative Action” and other, equally unfair systems.

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The Bell Curve is hated by Liberals because it exposes their fraud, yet statistics and the world around us prove its accuracy.

The r/K strategy is simple and equally logical.

These three profound videos by Stefan Molyneux have opened the eyes of many regarding the r/K Strategy:

Part 1 https://youtu.be/W8N3FF_3KvU

Do you have a different view of the Caste system now? Does it make more sense? It certainly should. Genetics are real; ask any honest person who works in an adoption agency and tracks the progress of the children.
Robin Elliott