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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.

Reverend Ike

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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The Ultimate Entrepreneur’s Desk Reference

Money Making Systems Book

Money-Making Systems: For People Who Work With People
By D.C. Cordova with Carol Dysart

“Work on Your Business – Not in it!”… Michael Gerber, author “The E-Myth”

Want money-making systems to bring you more peace of mind, prosperity, efficiency and control? They are all outlined in this book!

Money-Making Systems is an organizational manual with all the systems that any business owner, entrepreneur, manager, free agent, business student, office manager or professional might need for their office. This guide will help you improve your productivity and performance, reduce the chances of team member turnover, and leverage all the human resources in your organization and network. Once you customized and apply each system, you will get more done in less time, enjoy greater peace of mind, have more time, and make more money!

WHY do you call it Money-Making Systems? It is THE ultimate “Entrepreneur’s Desk Reference” for people who need to get their work done work with and through people. It contains the fundamental (and many advanced) principles for building a successful business, organization, profession, or practice and, once implemented and fine tuned, would allow the “boss” to set out of the business and work “on” their business, not “in” it..

The principles shared in this book have been proven by D.C. Cordova and thousands of her students who learned them from her in the course of running a global entrepreneurial education business since 1979, Excellerated Business Schools® for Entrepreneurs. She first learned many of the organizing principles during her early career as a top Court Reporter, Interpreter, and Assistant Legal Secretary in the Court and Legal Systems of several major cities. They were the best-kept secrets and she learned them from the world’s most organized and successful people; what she called “the little ole ladies in the back room.” They could put their hands on any scrap of paper in a huge building, filled with files on every floor.

The promise of this book is that any reader who actively applies these fundamental “best practices’ will find they have the systems and skills they need to create any business into a turn-key, predictable system for achieving wealth, success, freedom. It will give the ultimate confidence and peace of mind to the owner who will know that their business will run – with or without their constant presence and direction.

WHO is Money-Making Systems for? Unless anyone can go into your work space and start operating your business from what they find there, you will get incredible value from this book. Any professional and entrepreneur: including lawyers, doctors, chiropractors, accountants, and students preparing who sees change and improvement in their professional or entrepreneurial future. Anyone who wants a successful business and wants to discover and develop their own “success habits and systems” will find Money-Making Systems invaluable.

WHY read Money-Making Systems? So you do not have to re-invent the wheel. Learn without having to take time or make the mistakes it took to develop such systems. Learn what it takes to establish a business based exclusively upon systems. If you live outside the USA, this “manual” is written to respond to your needs for practical business education, regardless of what country you live in. It is simple to understand and apply – and it just makes sense. It teaches you how to create a win/win environment everywhere you go. It teaches you how to build a business around your own personal areas of interest and reproduce what is already in place behind the scenes of most successful businesses.

HOW can the systems be applied? The book is filled with the instructions, sample charts, worksheets and forms you can to pull out, copy, then customize to fit your own business. Each chapter contains a different, but important principle. It then guides you, step-by-step, through instructions on how to implement it in your business. You have the power to put these successful principles into practice in your business-starting today.

Testimonials

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