I made this diagram a few years ago to illustrate a talk I was giving and have never tired of it, as it expresses a truth in a very quick and easy way. When we run from a big fish we are all running away from it individually. When we join together and turn on it we are incredibly strong and it runs away from us! /
An example of how big corporations try to stomp out any sign of cooperation before it becomes too big; many years ago I saw a company offering 12% per annum on an investment of $1,000+ As i didn’t have a thousand dollars, I did a quick whip round my friends and 5 of us invested $200 each. As any idiot knows, 5 x $200 = $1,000. I invested it for a year (there minimum term) and let the time quietely tick by. After 5 months I got a “bully boy” letter from their lawyers demanding that I take the investment out and lose all the interest on it. To which I responded (taking no notice of their bullying blustering) that I had a CONTRACT with them and that if they wanted to break the contract they would have to pay the full years interest. No if, buts or maybes (read “the terrible truth about lawyers “by Mark McCormack) just a straight out offer. Amazingly, they paid us out the full amount of capital and interest for a year without a whimper. Which means that we made nearly 29% (per anumm) on our money in five months! But that is the price that were prepared to pay to get rid of us. Somehow they had found out that we had cooperated and bundled our money together to invest and that was definitely against their unwritten rules! Lol! BIg companies hate cooperation because it destroys their chances of usurious profits! Simple as that.
Did you know that if you have a credit card, it comes with a list of rules to follow. One is that you must pay your bill on time, every month. But only 1 in three customers actually follow this rule. And you know what the companies call these people, the ones who follow the rules? Good customers? NO, they call them (behind their backs) “freeloaders!” Because by you following the company rules they can’t charge you usurious amounts of interest! Good counsel teaches us that “you will know them by their deeds, not by their words” What do credit card companies do with defaulting members (two thirds of all members!) They should prosecute them, put debt collectors onto them. Etcetera. Instead they quietly sit there and charge huge (usurious) amounts of interest! If you are actually in financial trouble you can get a budget adviser to ask for financial relief. As a financial budgeter I have done this in the past. And a single letter has bought interest rates down form 24% to 8%! Not a bad investment for less than a dollar (paper, ink. envelope and postage – that was in the days before the internet). They will still do the same today, because if they don’t they will lose you as a customer and create an enemy who will tell all their friends not to join that credit card company! Which equals less usury paying customers!
The first secret of cooperation is internal cooperation, creating an internal synergy of body, brain and soul that follows reliable laws. And the only reliable laws are all higher, spiritual laws. The laws of man are only rules and regulations that can be twisted by anyone who is a lawyer, a criminal or someone with a bit of nous! Every time a lawyer writes the words if, and or but, they are in the contract to break the contract you are signing (from their side of the contract, not from your side!). This is the way of 99.9% of contracts!
Only by creating an internal synergy do we become whole. Only by coming whole can we create synergies with other whole people. Synergies can be made with a word and a handshake. No contract is needed to create a synergy. That is why they are much, much rarer than contracts. People into synergies usually make a contract too, as a matter of course, because you can’t always tell if a person is whole or not by their words or recent actions (anyone can keep up a front for 3 months). Synergisers tend to make contracts in plain, simple English without ands, ifs or buts! (again, read the book “the terrible truth about lawyers “by Mark McCormack!). The reason for plain simple, English is that the contracts become unbreakable! That is why lawyers resist all contracts in this simple form!
anyway I hope you like the card. It is also available as a motivational poster in A4 AND A3 sized,
Many years ago I saw an investment advertised that gave a high interest rate over one year for a deposit of $1,000. I didn’t have $1,000 so I scouted around some of my friends and got half a dozen of us to pool our resources and stumped it up. I then invested the money and sat and waited .
After five months i got a letter from the company lawyers Demanding that I withdraw my money and take all the penalty payments – or else! “Or else what?”, I thought – they didn’t have a leg to stand on as I had a contract with them! It turns out that they had found out about my pooling of the capital and were Outraged at this! Lol! I simply wrote back to them telling them that we had a contract and i was quite happy with it, thank you very much. But if they wanted to break the contract, then they would have to pay me a full years interest on the five month investment – which they did! which was very profitable for us!
And that proved to me that coprporations hate cooperation. Why? Because it lessens their power over people. The first rule of corruption is to “divide and rule“! If people cooperate they make it harder for tyrants to achieve their goals! So cooperation must be stamped out.(they think!)
But let us learn from this. Cooperation is a powerful tool for us. At the moment I am looking for $2,000 capital to reprint some chord charts i designed. Most people don’t even have $1,000 in spare capital because they have no investment savings (investment savings are quite different from destination savings, where we save money to buy something – because as soon as we reach the monetary goal we lose it by buying the objest [car etc.] and we are back down to $0)
So I am looking at offering $50 investments to 40 people. Almost everyone has $50 to spare.
What is the investment? A chord chart made by myself. I know it is suvccessful because I was manufacturing and selling in in 2000. but in 2002 i had a nervous breakdown and went bankrupt. They were all sold off at half the cost of the printing of them.
The thing is at that stage i had sold 400 out of 2,000 and had paid the printing costs off so all future sales had an enormous profit in them. The company who bought up the 1,600 chord charts took 8 years to sell them all. And since then the market has been empty of my chord charts. So they were selling 200 chord charts per year in a tiny market of 4 million people in New Zealand. I have improved the chart even further over the past 8 weeks adding a beginners help guide to it. It is ready to start selling again!
And I am not going to be content with just selling it in New Zealand either. Australia isthe next logical destination with 22 million people which is 5 times New Zealands population. In NZ they were selling 200 per year to 4 million, so Australia should be good for a thousand(1,000) per year.
Then we proceed to america and the united kingdom which have 300 million and 62 milion people respectively. Which totals potential sales of around 18,000 copies per year (at 50 per million, per annum) USA = 15.000 + UK =3,100 = total of 18,100 per annum!
So the time is right for me to venture into the business world again, but this time I am bolstered by the Wholistic Peace and Prosperity Network System. I have an even stronger social conscience. In fact my social conscience comes before busines! But because I am using higher laws as my basis, that makes the businesses all the stronger.
If anyone is interested in investing, I will give you 25 ciopies for each $50 invested. (Copies retail for $9.95 each) plus i will repay you the $50 over 5 years. The money will come from the sales created by this first step. Plus I have a whole collection of greeting cards I have created to be printed and sold too. Plus a new way of cutting potato chips that makes them easier to cook and less likely to burn, plus other small inventions like night driving glasses to stop glare from oncoming traffic and subliminal positive messages for drivers. Plus other things as well.
I suufered for 12 years from my mental breakdown, but God has gifted me so much more in the healing process. I remember I had a vision in which I was listening to God. He was saying to me, “What do you want J’iam?” And I replied, “all the material possessions in the world!” At which He snapped his fingers and all the people except me disapeared! Then I heard a howl, much like a wolf howl, and i realised it was me howling in lonliness! Then time rewound, like a video tape being played backwards, and I found myself back at the beginning again, with God asking me,”What do you want J’iam?” And this time I replied, “I want people to Love one another!” And God snapped His fingers and all the material possessions in the world disapeared! People were confused, but as the vision faded they started moving towards one another, as there were no distractions to stop them loving one another any more! And I awoke filled with Joy, Ecstasy and Bliss at this message. Even as I wrote this, the hairs on the back of my neck stood to attention!
So if you are interested in an alternative way of investing let me know!