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I was trying to set up a new blog and I stumbled on some old blogs I used to have that I had totally forgotten about. In fact reading them now, I am astonished at what I was writing about such a long time ago. Like this one from 2011. https://exittheratrace.blogspot.com/ I must have been going through some tremendous personal growth at the time.
Or how about this one from 2009? https://thefreedomtrain.blogspot.com/
Some of you might remember this one: https://themoneyseminar.blogspot.com/
Here's another one from 2012: https://littleideascanchangetheworld.blogspot.com/
This one is 13 years old: https://cashflowcreation.blogspot.com/
Old Blogs - New Tricks?
So now I have to figure out if I can use these old blogs again in some way by integrating them with current businesses. Can I use my old Blogs?
Anyone who knows me, knows I have been an entrepreneur all my life. Through failures and successes I have learned a lot and I am bringing all of that into my new venture.
I founded Zenoshi Inc last winter with 2 goals in mind. One is to disrupt the Loyalty Rewards industry and the second is to launch a service to help small business owners get more customers. Most importantly, I wanted to help them become better at managing their advertising expenses and to eventually spend less on advertising.
Yes I know those are 2 big, hairy, audacious and crazy goals that I took on.
But here I am now days away from launching the latter, the service to small businesses, called ZenoshiOffers.
If you are a consumer, you are going to love ZenoshiOffers as we bring you the best of what our small businesses have to offer. These offers help you to shop local and enjoy the best service.
ZenoshiOffers has created a software platform that we use to bring leads and customers to small businesses and we are focusing on restaurants in the beginning. We do this via social media as well as offline advertising.
At the same time we build a database made up of these leads and customers for each small business and they own that list.
The biggest thing we offer is that WE do all the work for them. We realize that many small businesses are extremely busy doing what they do. Many of them are understaffed. And small business owners are among the hardest working people I have ever met. I proud to say that I personally have belonged to that group and understand their needs well.
That is why we decided that we would be the ones to drive all the marketing for them. Not only run the advertising, but then once the list was created to also market to that list.
Finally, we want to make sure that what we charged was affordable and that's why we built the software platform. It helps us reduce the time and effort of our labor force which in turn keeps costs down.
If you are a business and you're curious go ahead and check out our site and enter in your information after clicking on the Merchant Tab.
If you are a customer, please tell your favorite restaurants about us. Give them our website address and ask them to schedule a conversation with us. We can and will help them increase their customers and their cash flow.
Never, Ever Stop Chasing Your Dreams... Ever!
I know it's hard. People have laughed at me; they've mused among themselves that I'm crazy. They have told me that I should be practical and just get a job. And quite often I have listened and got a job. But I never, ever gave up on my dream.
A job is awesome to have because it takes the pressure off the bills and its great for meeting new people in most cases. That's why I don't like people that refer to a job as Just Over Broke (J.O.B) even though that's somewhat true.
So what I have always done is work on something on the side. Instead of an hour or two in front of the TV I work on chasing my dream.
Here's another reason why you should chase your dream and build something on the side. I call it job insurance. We go out and get insurance on our cars, get warranties on our TV's but what about building a business that may one day serve as Insurance in case you lose your job?
The Immigration Ban is a Headfake, and We’re Falling For It? By Jake Fuentes
The following post appeared in Medium and was brilliantly thought out and written by Jack Fuentes. The link to the original article can be found at the bottom of this post. I think Mr Fuentes may be on to something quite brilliant here. What if there is something much more devious going on than an awful immigration ban?
When I read about the incredibly active first week of the Trump administration, I struggle with two competing narratives about what’s really going on. The first story is simple: the administration is just doing what it said it would do, literally keeping its campaign promises. Lots of people won’t agree, but it’s playing to its base. They’re also not really good at this whole government thing yet, so implementation is shaky. The second is more sinister: the administration is deliberately testing the limits of governmental checks and balances to set up a self-serving, dangerous consolidation of power.
A legitimate argument can be made for the former: a relatively extreme and inexperienced administration was just put in place, and they haven’t yet figured out the nuances of government. But a few of the events in the past 72 hours —the intentional inclusion of green card holders in the immigration order, the DHS defiance of a federal judge, and the timing of Trump’s shakeup of the National Security Council — have pointed to a larger story. Even worse, if that larger story is true, if the source of this week’s actions is a play to consolidate power, it’s going really well so far. And that’s because mostly everyone — including those in protests shutting down airports over the weekend— are playing right into the administration’s hand.
I obviously can’t pretend to know the intentions of the new President, but let’s pretend the power consolidation move is what’s actually happening. In fact, let’s pretend we’re the Trump administration (not necessarily Trump himself, more likely his inner circle) for a second. Here’s our playbook:
Assuming this narrative is true (again, I have no idea what the administration intends), the “resistance” is playing right into Trump’s playbook. The most vocal politicians could be seen at rallies, close to the headlines. The protests themselves did exactly what they were intended to: dominate the news cycle and channel opposition anger towards a relatively insignificant piece of the puzzle. I’m not saying that green card holders should be stuck in airports — far from it. I’m saying there might be a much larger picture here, and the immigration ban is a distraction.
So for those that believe that the power consolidation narrative is true and want to oppose it, how does that happen?
First, stop believing that protests alone do much good. Protests galvanize groups and display strong opposition, but they’re not sufficient. Not only are they relatively ineffective at changing policy, they’re also falsely cathartic to those protesting. Protestors get all kinds of feel-good that they’re among fellow believers and standing up for what’s right, and they go home feeling like they’ve done their part. Even if protestors gain mild, symbolic concessions, the fact that their anger has an outlet is useful to the other side. Do protest, but be very wary of going home feeling like you’ve done your job. You haven’t.
Second, pay journalists to watch for the head fake. That’s their job. Become a paying subscriber to news outlets, then actively ask them to more deeply cover moves like the NSC shakeup. We can no longer breathlessly focus media attention on easy stories like the immigration ban. The real story is much more nuanced and boring — until it’s not.
Third, popular attention must focus less on whether we agree with what the government is doing, and more on whether the system of checks and balances we have in place is working. It is a much bigger deal that the DHS felt they could ignore a federal court than that Trump signed an EO blocking green card holders in the first place. It is a much bigger deal that Trump removed a permanent military presence from the NSC than that he issued a temporary stay on immigration. The immigration ban may be more viscerally upsetting, but the other moves are potentially far more dangerous.
Once again, I’m desperately hoping that none of this narrative is actually true, and that we merely have a well-intentioned administration with some execution problems. I’m also hoping and praying that the structure of our democracy is resilient even to the most sophisticated attacks. I’m hoping that the better angels of our nature will prevail. But with each passing day, the evidence tilts more in the other direction.
Original Article Link: https://medium.com/@jakefuentes/the-immigration-ban-is-a-headfake-and-were-falling-for-it-b8910e78f0c5#.nd8e5o63m
How to let a populist beat you, over and over again.
The following article appears in it's entirety in the Washington Post. Click the link at the bottom to read it all. I highly recommend that for all my American friends and even my Canadian friends who could soon find themselves in the throes of their own Trumpism with Mr O'Leary.
Donald Trump is an avowed capitalist; Hugo Chávez was a socialist with communist dreams. One builds skyscrapers, the other expropriated them. But politics is only one-half policy: The other, darker half is rhetoric. Sometimes the rhetoric takes over. Such has been our lot in Venezuela for the past two decades — and such is yours now, Americans. Because in one regard, Trump and Chávez are identical. They are both masters of populism.
The recipe for populism is universal. Find a wound common to many, find someone to blame for it, and make up a good story to tell. Mix it all together. Tell the wounded you know how they feel. That you found the bad guys. Label them: the minorities, the politicians, the businessmen. Caricature them. As vermin, evil masterminds, haters and losers, you name it. Then paint yourself as the savior. Capture the people’s imagination. Forget about policies and plans, just enrapture them with a tale. One that starts with anger and ends in vengeance. A vengeance they can participate in.
That’s how it becomes a movement. There’s something soothing in all that anger. Populism is built on the irresistible allure of simplicity. The narcotic of the simple answer to an intractable question. The problem is now made simple.
The problem is you.
How do I know? Because I grew up as the “you” Trump is about to turn you into. In Venezuela, the urban middle class I come from was cast as the enemy in the political struggle that followed Chávez’s arrival in 1998. For years, I watched in frustration as the opposition failed to do anything about the catastrophe overtaking our nation. Only later did I realize that this failure was self-inflicted. So now, to my American friends, here is some advice on how to avoid Venezuela’s mistakes.
I have written many blogs over the years so I am going to keep this one as my way of keeping in touch with my friends.
The Secret Killer
Find out what it is before it kills you and your loved ones and what you can do about it.