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Financial Literacy Goes Beyond Knowing the Details.

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What part does financial literacy play in achieving our dreams?

If your dreams are to have a abundant life which includes a beautiful home (or homes), automobiles for yourself and your family, a great education for your children (and yourself), and a business that works like a money-making machine with systems in place that allow you to be financially free – receiving profits, royalties, rents – or to be financially independent from wise investments and your attention on them is minimal… there is no question that financial literary is key.

In the past over 30 years in working with people in our programs, including Money & You®, to discover what holds a person back from having money, building successful businesses, or having financial success – and this is with people in different parts of the world – over and over again it comes up that we must clear our consciousness from emotional blocks in order to receive the level of abundance that we desire; or to experience the wealth/the financial resources that we may already have.

There is no question that being educated about the basics of money; how to start, manage, build and expand a business is key. Financial literacy should be a subject taught in primary schools to children, along with reading, writing, grammar, math, and all key subjects necessary to be a fully-educated functioning human being – yet we are expected to learn to be financially literate without the proper guidance and by trial an error – thus, we have a society riddled with debt, fearful of the future and at times investing in projects that we know very little about – or enslaved to a job or a business that brings us very little profit or joy.

Financial literacy is as important as breathing, having clean water, and nutritious food for those who wish to have more than their basic needs met – and do not wish to be in debt. When we have the basic understanding – and later more sophisticated systems – of financial wealth, it allow us to grow our financial independence in a much greater pace, ease and with joy.

I congratulate you for reading my blog – for reaching out and learning from the different “masters” that are sharing their information. It is your “internal” guidance that has brought you here and now you are ready to go to a whole other level of financial gains.

Become a great student of financial literacy to allow you to have your dreams come true. Learn the different systems, and then choose the one that works best for you. Be sure to have financial advisors that have succeeded in their area of endeavor – and do what is congruent with your inner knowing and the knowledge that you have gathered through your educational process.

Do not leave the task of building your wealth to others – you can be supported by others, by financial wizards and master – but ultimately, you are responsible for your results. In our programs we say, “Education Is The Highest Form of Leverage”… you learn the techniques, the tools – and then you must allow yourself to be wealthy by clearing any blocks that may be in the way of your dreams coming true. That is the secret of many of the money/wealth gurus out there – how do I know? I was there as they were growing, clearing their blocks to the success that they now have – whether it is financial or in contributing to others. Financial literacy was key. May you also have your dreams come true – have a beautiful life and hopefully help others to do the same.

DC Cordova
CEO, Excellerated Business Schools®/Money and You Program®
http://www.excellerated.com

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A Teaspoon, a Bucket, or a Tractor Trailer? Reverend Ike Passes.

A Teaspoon, a Bucket, or a Tractor Trailer?

Financial Abundance

The Ocean doesn’t care! The Ocean just wants to OUTFLOW!”

If you are familiar with this statement then you know Reverend Ike. And it is with my deepest sympathy that we remember the great Reverend and what he did for the world. The Reverend passed away on July 28, 2009.

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Reverend Ike, also known as Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter, delivers a sermon in 1977.

In Money & You®, we have been teaching, and giving credit to, Reverend Ike for decades. Graduates of Money & You® will remember that over the course of the 3 1/2 day program, students are taken from a mindset of scarcity into sufficiency and finally to one of abundance. And one of the most memorable and favorite teachings from the 3+ days is in a segment called “Ring Toss” – it’s a segment that teaches how successful people play in business, and ultimately, it’s a game about leverage.

At this point in the program the energy is high, tensions can be high, and the instructor is having a blast with participants engaging in this-for-that bargaining and pleading for answers.  The reason why Money & You® works so well is participants discover the answer from within and they truly learn, rather than being lectured and told the correct answer that sits in a notebook on a shelf for the next 30 years. It’s a pivotal point in the weekend seminar and we always have many reviewers coming back to re-experience this particular segment. In fact, we have noted that there are at least two PhD dissertations on this game.

As the game proceeds, the instructions are quickly and always repeated for the class upon request. And after each reading of the instructions, the instructor adds his or her own most excited rendition of, “There is an Ocean of Abundance! There is an Ocean of What!?”

And the class, already anticipating the answer, resounds, “Abundance!”

To which the instructor responds, “You can come to the Ocean with a teaspoon, a bucket, or a tractor trailer! The Ocean doesn’t care! The Ocean just wants to outflow!”

That is the famous line the Reverend left us with – and we will always remember! We have used it with his permission and I must say thank you, Reverend Ike! Everyone loves to hear it. It’s almost a Money & You® trademark because our grads have psychologically anchored this phrase with a new paradigm of thinking – away from scarcity into sufficiency and finally abundance.

The Reverend was also an instructor at the Excellerated Business School® for Entrepreneurs where he taught hundreds of successful entrepreneurs and business owners in exotic places like Hawaii, where we held the now 8-day program for many years.

The Reverend was outrageous and that’s why we loved him! He expanded people’s comfort with their own deserve-ability. We still teach Reverend Ike’s philosophy and will continue to spread the word of Ike!

With Loving Thoughts,

DC Cordova

Read more about the Reverend here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/30/nyregion/30ike.html

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Money & You® – First Weekly Podcast

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Money & You® Distinctions…

Money & You® is played in a games environment so you can learn and safely correct. A few of the key distinctions that show up through the 3 ½ day program include:

Win/Win – Most people think they play win win, but in the games you can see your own behaviors

Behaviors are unconscious that push people away. You can see those by playing in several different of the games.

Financial freedom

Being debt free
How to live the life you love

We teach Generalized principles that apply everywhere. Most of them come from our mentor, Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller. One is called Precession: Once you begin to run your life from the precessional results you can create, you’ll start being more aware and running it differently. The game we play is one of our graduates’ favorites and one that most never forget!

DISC – We have a Master in Personality Styles teaching within our team, Carol Dysart (carol@caroldysart.com) and by knowing your own profile, you will learn how to reach resolution with others and how to understand the differences. You can grow a team much faster because you are putting the right people in the right jobs. If you put the wrong personality in the wrong jobs, it will be very hard to make it. Learning whether they can go out and create

Leverage – famous people use these distinctions and the principle of leverage in their business. They came up with an idea and were able to leverage that product. Leverage is like business systems and most people think they already know and understand it. But unless you can take off and go to Hawaii and the business will run without you, you don’t have leverage – and you work too hard!

Emotional Intelligence – the principle of Perturbation. When you fill any system with more than it can handle, the body goes through a process. The body cannot hold feelings, emotions, and mental all in the same space, so it goes through a process of reaching the other side.

Synergy – A term coined by Bucky – when you create something with unpredictable results. You don’t always know when you are going to do it. The result is always unexpected and much more than you thought. When you have an aligned team, this is much easier to create.

These are only a few of the distinctions covered. Please listen and download the documentation about the Business Success Model because that incorporates the distinctions in a way you can use.

We end every M&Y with the spirit of cooperation. Money & You® is not only about making money. It is about learning not only how to make money but to be happy by making a contribution.

We also highlight and share interesting graduate projects and the difference some of our graduates are making in the world. People never forget these distinctions, nor the business friendships made over this intense, fun, and energized weekend.

For further information and to register, go to www.excellerated.com or call 1-619-224-8880.

Money & You® Weekly Podcast:

“Money & You® Distinctions”


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