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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

3 Biggest Misconceptions about Value

In two previous articles, "3 Steps to Completely EliminatingScams from Your Life" and "The Secret to Building a HighlyProfitable Business", I shared with you one of the singlemost important concepts Wallace D. Wattles wrote aboutthroughout his writings for those seeking financialsuccess...That of giving more in use value than you receive in cashvalue.The concept is simple...Very simple...In his classic masterpiece, "The Science of Getting Rich",Wallace D. Wattles put it this way:"Give every man more in use value than you take from him incash value; then you are adding to the life of the world byevery business transaction."In spite of its simplicity, over the last several years I'vediscovered there are three big misconceptions concerning it,any one of which could be standing directly between you andthe financial success you're seeking.Here they are...Misconception #1 - It only works one way.Some people want use value, more often than not lots of it,without giving anything in return for it.In other words...They want something for nothing.Question...If you take something for nothing, are you adding to thelife of the world by that transaction or are you taking awayfrom the life of the world by that transaction?Think about it.And while you're thinking about it...Here's something for you to ponder...In an article he wrote titled "Abundance", the third ofthree articles in his "The Law of Opulence" series, WallaceD. Wattles wrote:"... desire for everybody what you desire for yourself, andbe sure to take nothing from anybody without giving a fullequivalent in life; and the more you give the better foryou."Misconception #2 - It doesn't apply to me.Many people mistakenly believe the concept of giving more inuse value than you receive in cash value only applies ifthey own their own business.Nothing could be further from the truth!I hear comments all the time that go something like this:"Right now I'm working for someone else so I'm doing justenough to get by, but when I get my own business *then* I'mreally going to put everything I've got into it."Guess what?Ain't gonna happen!The Universe doesn't work that way.Only when you're making constructive use of what you havenow will the Universe trust you with more.Here's the deal...If you work for someone else, you sell your services to youremployer.In other words...Your employer *is* your customer!If you want your own business, start by giving your"customer" more in use value than you take from them in cashvalue.Then...And only then...Will the Universe begin moving you toward the business youwant and it toward you.Misconception #3 - I have to give things away free.This one never ceases to amaze me...There are a whole lot of folks out there, either becausethey feel guilty making a profit or because they've boughtinto some Internet "new economy" nonsense, who sincerelybelieve if they just run around the countryside and giveenough "stuff" away free they'll somehow be magicallyblessed with riches.Nowhere in his writings did Wallace D. Wattles ever saythat, nor did he ever say anything even close to that.As a matter of fact...He said quite the opposite.Notice, if you will, Wallace D. Wattles *didn't* write:"Give every man more in cash market value than you take fromhim in cash value; then you are adding to the life of theworld by every business transaction."He wrote:"Give every man more in use value than you take from him incash value; then you are adding to the life of the world byevery business transaction."Many people have this backwards.The bottom line is this...If you want financial success...Give every person with whom you deal *more* in use valuethan you take from them in cash value.Then...As Wallace D. Wattles also wrote in "Abundance":"Everything that comes to you will mean more life to someoneelse. Each gain you make will add to the wealth of someoneelse. What you get for yourself - life - you get for all.Your success adds to the life, health, wealth and happinessof all."-----

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Wednesday, September 13, 2006

3 Steps to Completely Eliminating Scams

3 Steps to Completely Eliminating Scams from Your Life- by Tony Mase© Tony Mase - All Rights Reservedhttp://www.constructivescience.com/======================================================Not long ago, I received a question from one of mynewsletter subscribers that went something like this (I'veedited out the personal details):"1. What about the Swiss Cash scheme? Trust or don't trust?Any evidence of previous failure to this scheme?""2. I am in debt due to scams. Give me your brightest ideathat won't fail. I need to recover $200,000.00 lost intransit... appreciate you sir."Well...I don't know the first thing about the "Swiss Cash scheme"nor, quite frankly, do I care to.However...I do have a "brightest idea that won't fail".Are you ready?Here it is...Stop looking for something for nothing.Just in case you missed it...Here it is again...Stop looking for something for nothing!Now...I fully realize this statement is rather blunt and some(especially the questioner) might find it downright harsh.But...You know what?It *really* needs saying!In a recent month, on the Yahoo! Search Network alone,439,530 searches were conducted on the word "free".In addition...Millions upon millions of searches were conducted the samemonth for "free" practically anything you can think ofincluding (my personal favorite :-)) the 41,817 searchesthat were conducted on the term "free money".What do all these searches have in common?Simple...They were all conducted by people who are looking forsomething for nothing. Each and every one of those searcheswas conducted by someone who's looking to get something ofvalue for themselves without giving anything of value inreturn.And...Because they're looking for something for nothing, theyleave themselves wide open to every scam that comes down thepike!Here's the deal...I believe it was Earl Nightingale who once correctly said,"The only people who make money work in the mint. The restof us must earn money".In other words...Money isn't "made"...It's *earned*!It's the misunderstanding of this very simple concept thatcauses those who are looking for something for nothing tofall prey to one scam after another.There's one and only one way to earn money and that's byproviding people with a product or service that's useful tothem... that'll help them live a fuller and more completelife.We exchange our product or service for the other person'smoney.That's how we earn money...It's that simple!Now...Here's the real secret to earning money...In his classic masterpiece, "The Science of Getting Rich",Wallace D. Wattles wrote:"Give every man more in use value than you take from him incash value; then you are adding to the life of the world byevery business transaction.""Take an honest pride in doing this, and let everybody knowit; and you will have no lack of customers. People will gowhere they are given increase; and the Supreme, whichdesires increase in all, and which knows all, will movetoward you men and women who have never heard of you. Yourbusiness will increase rapidly, and you will be surprised atthe unexpected benefits which will come to you. You will beable from day to day to make larger combinations, securegreater advantages, and to go on into a more congenialvocation if you desire to do so."There you have it...The *real* secret to earning money...Lots of it...Give every person with whom you deal more in use value thanyou take from them in cash value.By giving every person with whom you deal *more* in usevalue than you take from them in cash value you're *adding*to the life of the world with every business transaction.So...Here's my advice to this questioner and anyone else whofinds themselves involved in one scam after another...Step #1 - Stop looking for something for nothing.Step #2 - Provide people with a product or service that'suseful to them... that'll help them live a fuller and morecomplete life.Step #3 - Give every person with whom you deal more in usevalue than you take from them in cash value.Well...There you have them...Three simple steps to completely eliminating scams from yourlife.Follow these three simple steps and you'll not onlycompletely eliminate scams from your life...You'll open the floodgates for financial abundance to pourinto your life!-----Tony Mase is a serious student of the works of Wallace D.Wattles and the publisher of "The Science of Abundant Life"ebook by Wallace D. Wattles...============================================================"The Science of Abundant Life" by Wallace D. Wattles"The Science of Getting Rich" by Wallace D. Wattles togetherwith Wallace D. Wattles' "The Science of Being Well", "TheScience of Being Great", "How to Promote Yourself", "The NewScience of Living and Healing" and "Hell-fire Harrison".Click Here => http://hop.clickbank.net/?axeldhal/tsoal============================================================

Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Weekly Contest

Architecturals.net encourages you to explore the antiques and architectural amenities being offered within the Architecturals.net Antique Market, to enjoy the hand made creations and custom services from the Architecturals.net Artisans and Craftsmen artist community, and peruse the extensive selection of quality antique restoration compounds, and accurately reproduced replacement parts within the Architecturals.net Antique Restoration Center. Within you will find thousands of unique and one of kind items.
The Weekly Contest
Meredith C. from Surrey, British Columbia has won last weeks prize in the Architecturals.net Ongoing Weekly Contest and Meredith will be receiving the vintage corporate seal press. This particular press is a lever action Corporate Seal for Hoffman Moving and Storage a Pennsylvania company in 1967 as indicated in the seal. Fully functional, this seal press is somewhat small measuring only 6 ¾ inches tall, 4 inches long and 1 ½ inches wide overall.
In observation of the Labor Day holiday, this week Architecturals.net is offering our lucky winner their very own copy of Schools of Democracy: A Political History of the American Labor Movement by Clayton Sinyai. Within, Clayton Sinyai examines the relationship between labor activism and the American democratic tradition. Sinyai shows how America’s working people and union leaders debated the first questions of democratic theory and in the process educated themselves about the rights and responsibilities of democratic citizenship.
Please return for another chance to win the Architecturals.net weekly contest - http://www.architecturals.net/contest.cfm

Saturday, July 15, 2006

English Pottery - A Brief History

The foremost potters in the middle of the eighteenth century were John Astbury and Thomas Wieldon and their products comprised wares of all types that were then known. Whieldon's name is linked with wares of pale coloured transparent glazes including early versions of the famous Toby Jug, and similar types made by Ralph Wood and his son also called Ralph.Thomas Astbury is noted for his work made from red clay, either engine-turned on a lathe or with white clay ornaments in relief. The two men led the way in perfecting oflead--glazedpottery achieved by Josiah Wedgwood. A good practical potter was Wedgwood and he had been in partnership with Whieldon. Wedgwood was a better businessman and his cream-coloured lead-glazed earthenware, known from 1765 as Queen's Ware. This type of pottery was so successful that it competed with porcelain and was imitated not only by other English makers but all over Europe

Friday, July 07, 2006

Bon Nuit Furniture of Distinction

Bon Nuit are a family-run business with a combination of more than 35 years experience in the Antiques Trade. Their passion is to source, restore and supply a special range of Antique Beds and accessories.
The enthusiasm and love that Bon Nuit have for these 'remarkable' pieces of furniture can be seen in the care and attention they take with each order and their total commitment to providing their stylish and fashionable clientele with original and attractive designs.
Bon Nuit's team of professional restorers enable them to convert and adapt Antique Beds for contemporary living needs, including the ability to adapt pieces from a double frame to kingsize! To find out more you can contact them and browse their latest stock on
www.antiqueshunting.com.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Antique Market

Architecturals.net encourages all to take some time to explore the rare and beautiful antiques and architectural amenities being offered within the Architecturals.net Antique Market, to enjoy the hand made creations and custom services from the Architecturals.net Artisans and Craftsmen artist community, and peruse the extensive selection of quality antique restoration compounds, and accurately reproduced replacement parts within the Architecturals.net Antique Restoration Center. Within you will find thousands of unique and one of kind items.
The Weekly Contest
Melita H. from the town of Bridgewater in Nova Scotia, Canada won last weeks prize in the Architecturals.net Ongoing Weekly Contest. Melita will be receiving the hardcover edition of Wisdom of Our Fathers: Lessons and Letters from Daughters and Sons by Tim Russert, host of NBC's Meet the Press. Sharing rewarding lessons, immeasurable gifts, and lasting values, Wisdom of Our Fathers is a celebration of the qualities passed down from generation to generation.
This week Architecturals.net is offering our lucky winner a vintage Kodak Brownie camera. This camera is essentially a simple box with a switched porthole to expose the film and a small viewing screen on top. Wrapped in brown leather with a brown leather handle, this camera is easily identified by a gold seal on the body indicating this as the Kodak 50th Anniversary Edition including a date range of 1880 to 1930 and the Eastman Kodak logo of the time. Measuring 4 3/8 inches tall, 3 1/8 inches wide and 5 3/4 inches long, the camera is in good condition.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Grandfather Clock

These clocks are actually called Longcase clocks, this is a splendid example.

Antique Geo III. London Mahogany Grandfather Clock :
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Pagoda top hood with wood sound frets, 3 brass, ball and spire finials and the case with long broken arch door veneered with well figured wood and flanked with brass capped reeded and brass lined pillars, panelled plinth and shaped apron feet. 12-inch brass dial with silvered chapter ring and shell rococo spandrels, matted centre, seconds dial, calendar aperture and signed Wm. Jourdain, London, on an applied half moon plaque, the arch with a strike / silent dial, five pillar 8-day movement with anchor escapement striking the hours and as a rare feature the halves on a bell. The clock is in full working order and is ready for delivery or worldwide shipping. This clock will cost $900 to send airfreight to the USA. and £120 to most locations within the UK. Other destinations on request.