Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Praise: a healing power

My 13 year old kid had a stomack ache. He had to go to school as he should have some very important lessons. Just to have something to talk about I asked him what Schwarzkopf 's  'Got2b'  (hairstyle product) meant in danish, and he replied with the correct answer (we are from denmark).




I praised him for his great english abilities. After some minutes he said that he thought that praise had healing powers. He could feel that the moment I praised him, some of the stomack ache dissappeared and didn't feel as bad as it had done before.

We talked a bit about it, and reached the conclution that not any prise would do. The best teacher would be one that is able to honestly find one or two things that is praiseable with a person and then give the person the praise for that. Giving dishonest praise will not do the trick.

So perhaps we can conclude:

If your child is sick, find something that you truely, honestly can praise him for, and do that. This will be honest and will be helping him very much!

We of course felt a very close relationship after this conversation, and I came to think of What Napoleon Hill talks about when he refers to a mastermind: two persons coordinated in spirit.

Napoleon Hill states in his book: 'Think and Grow Rich': The human mind is a form of energy, a part of it being spiritual in nature. When the minds of two people are coordinated in a spirit of harmony, the spiritual units of energy of each mind form an affinity, which constitutes the 'psychic' phase of the mastermind.

Using the above will help make a master mind with your kids and using the principle will help me get rich, or what do you think ?

Monday, October 5, 2009

Heartbroken

My son, who is 20 yrs old, have a hard time. He is a really nice drummer in several nice bands ( fl√łdeklinikken) and is trying hard to survive as a musician in todays world. He often talks about things he would love to own: a nice new mac with protools on it so he can make some of the nice music he loves, money to  a car to be able to transport the band around, down payment to a nice place to live etc etc.

But I soon realised that the way I myself had lived with my own finances should not be copied, if he did that he would never be rich and that was exactly what was about to happen! He could of course be a happy person, living with a lovely wife and have absolutely very nice kids exactly as I have, but rich, that I could not give him the training to be. Simply because I did not know how to do it.

He has many times tried, and with some success, to save money and then buy the things he wants, but this just goes very very slow and the knowledge af how to do the trick is missing. So if he saves the money, how will he have a place to live, a studio for his production, possibility for a car ?

I was completely heartbroken looking at him. He was trying to find the answers to this riddle of how to be able to vision the dream and he was not having some certainty in getting it.

So I realized that I had to find some answers . And I started to read some books on the subject.


The first ones were:

  1. The Master Key System by Charles F. Haanel
  2. The New Psychology
  3. Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller--Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century
  4. Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money--That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
  5. Rich Dad Poor Dad II & III: Cashflow Quadrant: Rich Dad's Guide to Financial Freedom + Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! (Rich Dad Poor Dad)
  6. Rich Dad's Getting Rich Kit (3-Step Guide to Wealth, Cashflow Quadrant, Cashflow 101 3CD's, 3-Step Guide to Wealth Audio Program w/12 cd's, Debt Eliminator Calculator, Cashflow Rich Dad's Coaching Welcome Kit, and Cashflow 101 the Board Game)
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Now in this blog I'm going to tell and discuss my progress in getting this knowledge, putting it to practice and trying to teach it to my children.

From Ratrace to Fasttrack

Here I will review books, mp3-tracks and games concerning getting succes in my personal finances.