Cashflow Game Night March

hosting a cashflow game night in the Martinsburg, WV area March 1st and 15th.

iron wil

The Bells

I heard the bells on Christmas Day

Their old, familiar carols play,
and wild and sweet

The words repeat

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And thought how, as the day had come,

The belfries of all Christendom
Had rolled along

The unbroken song

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Till ringing, singing on its way,

The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,

A chant sublime

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
Then from each black, accursed mouth

The cannon thundered in the South,
And with the sound

The carols drowned

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
It was as if an earthquake rent

The hearth-stones of a continent,

And made forlorn

The households born

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!
And in despair I bowed my head;

“There is no peace on earth,” I said;
“For hate is strong, And mocks the song

Of peace on earth, good-will to men!”
Then pealed the bells more loud and deep:

“God is not dead, nor doth He sleep;
The Wrong shall fail,

The Right prevail,

With peace on earth, good-will to men.”

by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I don’t’ know when this song first had an impact on me, it’s meaning has changed over time as I have heard it year after year. In the last few years, it has changed from a song of dispare to a song of great hope and joy! I love to hear it and in my church, the organist really makes it wonderful and uplifting!

In my own life, I have moved through this opinion of the world and mankind in it. I remember a time when I was not interested in the affairs of those around me. It was typical of me to avoid others and not care what happened to those around me. At one point I didn’t even care about my siblings. Over the course of several years, my life took me into hard times and an actual and spiritual all desert.

It took a a few small acts from friends and family to soften my heart. Then I was presented with a choice … the choice between dark and light. The choice between walking the path of faith of the path of rebellion.

I was attending church with a very dear friend of mine, a guy who was and is an example to me. During the sermon, the pastor spoke about making New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t remember most of his sermon, at the very end, he said; “If there is only. one resolution that you make this year, make it to become more like Christ.” It was in that moment a decision had to be make. I was acting like the Israelites and halting between 2 decisions. It took me 3 days to make a decision about what path I would take.

As this year comes to a close, the twentieth year since that day, I have reflected upon the path my life has taken. I have often reflected on the decision I made and all the good things that have come from that day. I am ever so grateful for my wife – Lauren, my 4 boys, the faith that has developed, my education, the experiences, the books, the friends, my home, and job. All the good things that have come into my life, have come from that day.

The relationships with my siblings and parents have improved, my friendships have grown and more friends have come into my life. My gratitude abounds and my desire to share that gratitude and abundance continues to grow the more abundance and blessing flow into my life!

My hope and desire for this New Year is that you will be able to see and experience the blessing and abundance that is there for each and every one of us!

iron wil

Self Education

Welcome to the Self-Education Page!

Here you will find Books (listed below), Podcast, Videos, and Other Books that can help you grow your mind and imagination!!!

Books

This is not a complete list, just ones that I have read and can recommend.

  1. The 10X Rule – Grant Cardone
  2. 21 Great Ways to Manage Your Time and Double Your Productivity – Brian Tracy
  3. The 21st Century Case for Gold – George Gilder
  4. The 8000$ Phone Call – Jayden Pudney
  5. Anthem – Ayn Rand
  6. The Art of War – Sun Tzu
  7. As a Man Thinketh – James Allen
  8. Atlas Shrugged – Ayn Rand
  9. Be Obsessed or Be Average – Grant Cardone
  10. The Big Short – Micheal Lewis
  11. Blue Ocean Strategy – W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne
  12. Building Your Network Marketing Business – Jim Rohn
  13. Close That Sale! – Brian Tracy
  14. The Closer’s Survival Guide – Grant Cardone
  15. The Compound Effect – Darren Hardy
  16. The Creature from Jekyll Island – G. Edward Griffin
  17. Crush it! – Gary Vaynerchuk
  18. Delivering Happiness – Tony Hsieh
  19. The Difference Maker – John C. Maxwell
  20. Do the Work – Steven Pressfield
  21. Dreamstarter – Mike Fallat
  22. Economics in One Lesson – Henry Hazlitt
  23. Enchantment – Guy Kawasaki
  24. The Education of Millionaires – Michael Ellsberg
  25. The Fountainhead – Any Rand
  26. The Gates of Fire – Steven Pressfield
  27. Go Pro – Eric Worre
  28. The Happiness Advantage – Shawn Achor
  29. High Performance Habits – Brendon Burchard
  30. How to Get and Stay Motivated – Grant Cardone
  31. How to Make People Like You – Nicholas Boothman
  32. How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
  33. Hyper Grow Your business – Ben Rife
  34. Ice Breakers! – Tom Big Al Schreiter
  35. JumpStart Your Priorities – John C. Maxwell
  36. Just a Thought – James Gurick
  37. Just Keep Breathing – Jimmy Bluff
  38. Let of Bang – Patrick Von Horne & Jason Riley
  39. Living Forward- Michael Hyatt
  40. Man’s Search for Meaning – Victor Frankl
  41. The Millionaire Booklet – Grant Cardone
  42. Millionaire’s Guide – Cedric Penn
  43. The Miracle Morning – Hal Elrod
  44. The New Case for Gold – James Rickards
  45. The Obstacle is the Way – Ryan Holiday
  46. On Combat – Dave Grossman and Loren W. Christensen
  47. On Killing – Dave Grossman
  48. On the Wealth of Nations: Books That Changed the World – P.J. O’Rourke
  49. Outliers – Malcolm Gladwell
  50. Quantum Leaps – Gloria Mayfield Banks
  51. The Real Book of Real Estate: Real Experts. Real Stories. Real Life. – Robert Kiyosaki
  52. Rich Dad Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki
  53. The Richest Man in Babylon – George Samuel Clason
  54. The Road to Ruin – James Rickards
  55. Rock Bottom to Rock Star – Ryan Blair
  56. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
  57. Self-Reliance – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  58. Sell or be Sold – Grant Cardone
  59. Steve Jobs – Walter Isaacson
  60. Take the Stairs – Rory Vaden
  61. The Thank You Economy – Gary Vaynerchuk
  62. Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill
  63. Training to Won – Zachary Conley
  64. Unbroken – Laura Hillenbrand
  65. Unlocked – T.D. Jakes
  66. Where Have All the Leaders Gone – Lee Iacocca
  67. Who Built That – Michelle Malkin
  68. The Virtue of Selfishness – Ayn Rand
  69. You are a Bad Ass – Jen Sincere

Wilson, Rituals

I listen to Rich Dad Radio Show each week and a few weeks ago … the August 20th, 2016 episode titled “Find Meaning, Find Success”; is an interview with JW Wilson about the affects of formal education on the mind. What stood out to me the most was this statement made by Mr. Wilson.

Rituals let your biology know you are serious about a commitment; then your body relaxes into the commitment.” – JW Wilson

It hit home with me because it is true and because I have put this into practice most of my life without realizing that this applied. I stood in front of quotes for years reading them and making them a very real part of me. I can look back to my college days, when I read my collected quotes daily as part of my morning ritual. It allowed me to make them a part of me. As the biblical saying goes, “it is written on your heart”. When you learn, study, and work on some commitment you make; you have to internalize it. When you add it to your routines (i.e. rituals), your body knows that you are serious. Your mind knows that you are serious.

You then begin to change and develop the personal tools that you need to move into your new commitment. When we look at how often New Year’s Resolutions fail … we can see the lack of commitment and changes to personal rituals that will empower the individual and assist them in making those changes permanent.

iron wil