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Managing the Wealth

I received this wonderful note from one of the participants for our next Money & You, and I wanted to share the inspirational message with you…. as part of our “Entrepreneurial Stimulus”

Joel-Mitchell

Thank you so much for sharing your generous spirit and open heart, and for all the work you have put in to create your systems, to support so many others, and to make the world a better place.

More than 18 months ago I discovered Jack Canfield’s Transformational Leadership Council, and among all those leaders, it was your voice and Lynne Twist’s that really called out to me. And now I will get to meet you personally in San Diego in February… I am so excited.

And I am also struggling with the excitement.  Every time I open up to a new level, I fear that I will not be able to bear the intensity of the (often wonderful) feelings.  I have been so very blessed in my life already (deep love, artistic talents, creativity) and thanks to your Expansion Exercises I have just experienced how I have used clutter and disorganization to keep me lost enough not to also have Money Mastery.

It is my intention that at the Money & You seminar I will find the support to really nurture the Great Spirit in me, and like you say “break through the limits to our success”.  I would like to acknowledge that I have lots of resistance to simply doing the work of filling in the forms, and completing some assignments from the Money & Me Teleclass.  I am dialoging with the resistance, asking what it wants to tell me, and then just doing the work.

I have to adjust some of the toughest exercises for me since I have always had access to luxurious things and people as a performer.  I have a beautiful country home in France on a river with a huge garden.  I travel to my heart’s content.  With one of the key exercises, I know that I need to find someone who represents the authority of hierarchy…but I haven’t found the person yet.  It is very important for me to craft my own exercises, because my inner voice speaks to me, but also important that I DO the exercises!

I have an incredible project (downloaded from the universe) of a worldwide forum on international education from the point of view of the students. People from all around the planet can share educational resources and news, students find programs, institutions find students, businesses recruit candidates, education related services are sold.  I am convinced that you will help me discover my MENTOR from your business plan.  I am also convinced that I will help you promote the Excellerated Business School to another level.

Your network is so appealing to me… born in the U.S., I have been living in France since 1990 and working a lot in Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, South Korea).  My missions are about living beyond nationalism, and creating exchange possibility outside the currency game.  All of this has also grown and been supported by my extensive travel and international work as a performer.

DC, we also share something important to me. From a very young age, I have known that I would not have children of my own.  And yet I love young people and have many in my life.  My dear 22-year-old Chinese assistant ‘daughter’ fell in love for the first time while we were working together in Shanghai this year, and so I got to share that with her… beautiful!  And all the students in my life… so rewarding.

Already I have understood that I really must learn to manage the ‘wealth’ that has already been given to me, and learn to direct all of my resources like a master.  I am counting on you as an ally in this wonderful adventure.  From my meditations and energy work, I keep hearing the mantra WE ARE ONE.

Thank you again for your presence,

Joel Mitchell

Visualize a Sustainable Future

Critical Path

Meet Peter Meisen, who shares his “Entrepreneurial Stimulus”

I was fortunate to take the “Money & You” program with Marshall Thurber in 1980, while Buckminster Fuller was still alive and providing the core Generalized Principles of Universe. I heard Bucky speak at a Hunger Project Board meeting in 1983 where he encouraged all of us to read “Critical Path,” which was just published. Bucky died a few months later.

Reading “Critical Path” changed my thinking and my life. Here was someone who committed himself to make the world better for all, and was at the same time humble and compassionate.

Looking for the answer to “what’s next?” I read that book over 3 days and launched into a new journey. At the foundation of Bucky’s work is the World Game simulation, which asks the question:

How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?

GENI Initiative windmillsThe premier solution? Clean electricity for all, and the strategy was to link the abundant renewable energy resources around the world using high-voltage transmission between all nations.

After 20 years, the GENI Initiative has been embraced on all continents, earned the endorsement of 6 Nobel Peace Laureates, and been featured at the World Energy Conference.

The world is now moving into the green economy, and there are thousands of high-quality jobs being created and funded in the stimulus bills. Yet with all the pronouncements and commitments, wind/solar/geothermal supply just 3% of the global energy market — while the renewable potential could power 100% of our needs! We need an accelerator.

Once again, we looked to the vision of Bucky.

While at Southern Illinois University, he had proposed a more rigorous, high-tech version of the World Game, called the World Resources Simulation Center (WRSC). It never got developed due to some politics at the time, yet it is more needed today than ever before. The world has multiple complex, interconnected issues that demand our attention — so where do we go to grapple with them in an thoughtful, unbiased way?

Last year, we launched a 4 phase process to develop the www.wrsc.org — starting with a Prototype Design Event and gaining 40 partners:  The WRSC will be a place where leaders get educated and gain insight, see trends and future options, so they can make more sustainable choices and act on them quicker — a place to Visualize a Sustainable Future.

We invite your involvement and ideas: as we think that this new tool will support better planning and decision-making at the global, national and regional levels.

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Peter Meisen solarPeter Meisen was born in Oceanside, CA and graduated from UCSD Revelle College with a degree in Applied Mechanics and Engineering Sciences. Founded in 1991 by Peter Meisen, the GENI Initiative focuses on the interconnection of electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources. This strategy is the highest priority of the World Game simulation developed by Dr. Buckminster Fuller several decades ago.

Wanting to expand investment into the green energy space, GENI partnered with FTSE/KLD to launch the Global Climate 100 Index to track the leaders in climate solutions. Last year they co-founded the www.EcoInvestorGuide.com to educate and facilitate investment into the green economy.

Peter is married to Ashley Gardner (he got lucky) and they have a ton of fun with the 2 grandchildren

The Global Energy Network Institute (GENI) focuses on the interconnection of electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources. This strategy is the highest priority of the World Game simulation developed by Dr. Buckminster Fuller several decades ago. Linking renewables between all nations will mollify conflicts, grow economies and increase the quality of life and health for all.

Tel: +1-619-595-0139
peter@geni.org
http://www.geni.org