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Introduction to myself, I’m a retired from work married man of 38 years

I’m a writer of blog articles and press releses at IBOtoolbox

I enjoy listen to assorted music, 50’s -60’s 70’s 80’s and classical, love Johann Strauss II waltzes – some well know Opera, even though I don’t understand the words

  • Why am I blogging publicly, rather than keeping a personal journal?
  • Answer: I wanted to share my acquired knowledge with others
  • What topics will I be writing about?
  • Answer: Mostly useful or helpful information

 

 

NOAH’S ARK INVESTMENTS

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NOAH’S ARK INVESTMENTS by Joseph Tom Riach

Work in my investment business was slack. With little to do, I left my office and drove downtown. The hand-painted “Noah’s Ark Investments” sign outside a slightly shabby shop front caught my eye. Intrigued, I parked up and went inside.

“How can I help you young fella?” came the hearty greeting from a ruddy-faced gent lolling in an old rocker. I kind of liked the ‘young fella’ line so immediately felt at home.

“What’s with the Noah’s Ark Investments?” I queried, “This is an investment business … ?” – my face screwed up in puzzled mode.

“Oh it’s an investment business alright my friend,” came the assertive reply, “But not just any investment business. It is the investment business, the genuine article, the real McCoy. What I do here came around long before you or any slick greenhorns saw the light of day and it’ll be here long after you’re pushin’ up daisies!”

“So what do you do?” I asked feeling well scolded, “And how come the odd name?”

”Nothin’ odd about the name,” he snapped back, “It says what it is. Clear and simple.” Then, leaning forward he indicated that I sit on the threadbare recliner at his side and added, “Listen in an’ you might learn something.”

“Old Noah of biblical legend was no fool,” he started, “When he filled up that boat of his with two of every animal, he knew just what he was doing. He was investing in his future. Think about it lad.”

Now I was a lad, even better! I eagerly leaned in to grasp the wisdom in prospect. It wasn’t long in coming.

“In due course, each pair of animals reproduced. Then the offspring in turn did likewise. Soon he had herds of cattle and flocks of sheep. That was his capital growth.” He paused to let the significance of that revelation sink in. Then he continued,

“Some calves, lambs, chickens etc. he slaughtered. These gave him food, clothes and shelter. That was his income. Those he didn’t kill grew into the herd or flock. That was his reinvesting his profit, his futures market if you like. And so the cycle continued.

When he required something outwith of his own production capability, he bought and payed for it with a lamb, calf or chicken. That was his spending money.”

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So you see son,” (wow, now I was his son, how could I not like this guy)!, “Noah was the original investor. His methods are tried and tested. There is nothing new to learn about investing. All you need do is follow his example. Think about it. Noah neither attended Harvard nor wolved on Wall Street. He was much smarter than any of that.”

Now my new friend beckoned to me and, with a conspiratorial wink, invited me to follow him. He led me to the back door and, throwing it open, revealed a back yard where gamboled several lambs. There were ducks and chickens too.

“These are but a few, my full ‘investment portfolio’ is on the farm out of town,” he laughed, “I assure you young fella, good times and bad, they provide for my every need. More than that, what I do gives me, my family, my friends and my clients the greatest pleasure imaginable. Yes son, what I do is fun!”

“You recommend these ‘investments’ to clients?” I asked somewhat bemused.

“I surely do,” he responded, “I recommend them, supply them and provide ongoing management advice. It’s a complete proactive portfolio management service. Yup,” he slapped his thigh, “That’s what I do,” and let out a hearty laugh. I was deep in thought.

When I got back to my office some hours later, my PA was curious as to the cardboard cartons stacked in the back of my car. She was the more so incredulous when I explained it was my new investment portfolio and astounded when I showed her the rooster and six hens I had acquired.

Back home I built a wooden henhouse in the yard. Every day I collect the eggs, sometimes I roast a chicken. The flock grows with each hatch of chicklets. I sell some to fund my next investment – a piglet. The “Noah’s Ark Investments” sign I nailed above the henhouse door attracts a steady stream of inquirers. My investment business is flourishing!

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal. I hope you enjoyed this sample of my work. Find all my current titles (novels and ‘personal achievement’) at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other leading book stores. Click the image below.

“From every book written by Tom Riach you will gain unique insights to success, you will laugh, you will reflect upon your own character, and sometimes you will just sit in awe of his mastery of life, business and the simply written word.” – Randy Ireland, SFI Team Leader, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas

© Joseph T. Riach 1998-present. All rights reserved.

AWAKENING

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AWAKENING by Joseph Tom Riach

Dawn’s first glimmer of light glanced into the bedroom in company with a cool morning air. The breeze brushed my chest with the softness of a mandolin lovingly strummed. Erna, her back bared to the open window, felt it too. She murmured a soft moan of appreciation. Slowly we awoke.

Avocado, strawberries, rye bread, olive oil and spring water followed our rising – subtle stimulation of taste to supplement our stirring from slumber. On the terrace, shielded from the sun still low and red to the east, we lingered long, unwilling to release ourselves from the languor of night fantasies and the lazy opening strands of day.

Why move? Whatever awaited further on in time, however enticing, could not surpass the idyll of the moment.

Within that realisation lies the source of true happiness. Joy is not life as in a perpetual belly laugh. Sure, that is fun. I’d recommend that you do it heartily and often. True happiness is the contentment deep in your spirit which embraces you unflinchingly at all times.

At some unexpected moments you feel it wrap itself around you, cling to your being and envelope your very soul as if in a warm chocolate goo. Yes, happiness is sticky! Once found, your inner self will not easily let it go.

Seek out such happiness. Look for it in doing the things for which you have the greatest passion. Not only will that please you, it will please others and inevitably help them in some way way in their lives.

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Doing what you love always rubs off on other people. That is the first great realisation of true happiness.

The second great revelation – and it will find you – is coming to appreciate the value of life’s simple pleasures; those things which many regularly take for granted and fail to fully appreciate.

Are you daily grateful for fresh air, cool water, shelter, food, nature in all its forms, family, friends, love and, yes, laughter? You should be. They are not only the building blocks of happiness, they are the finished product. There is no further life experience beyond relishing these fundamentals from which to draw greater joy.

Understanding this gloriously simple reality, seeking it out and installing it in your life is a time of immense spiritual awakening. It is in fact, the greatest awakening of all. An awakening surpassing even the subliminal dawn of which I write.

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal. I hope you enjoyed this sample of my work. Find all my current titles (novels and ‘personal achievement’) at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other leading book stores. Click the image below.

“From every book written by Tom Riach you will gain unique insights to success, you will laugh, you will reflect upon your own character, and sometimes you will just sit in awe of his mastery of life, business and the simply written word.” – Randy Ireland, SFI Team Leader, Sulphur Springs, Arkansas 

© Joseph T. Riach 1998-present. All rights reserved.

Online Advice

 While online I must have clicked something, perhaps out of curiosity or due to some distraction

This advice was in the form of three short powerpoint videos, the spokesperson was not on camera

The main point of his advice was, if you intended to start any kind of business, you needed to de clutter, by selling everything that was not needed or useful to your future business

He suggested two sites you could sell on, eBay or Craigslist, while I agreed keeping unused clutter can slow you do from doing anything in life

As even if you can’t readily see clutter, it will weight you down in the back of your mind, with guilt of not taking action to decrease the clutter

But as to eBay and Cregslist, both have their drawbacks.

To become a eBay seller still requires you to get a high feedback from buying items and paying promptly

Secondly in order to sell you need to choose the right listing, and write accurate description and provide serval photo images of the item

Then decide whether to sell as a “Bid or “Buy Now” item, an set a start or buy price

Next you need to visit your sale item posting often, to be able to respond promptly, when the item is sold

Next dispatch the item by post without any delay, in order to keep your seller rating

Also providing a tracking service, so the buyer can check how soon the bought item will arrive

A “Thank you for your purchase” note and offer of support are also important

As to Craigslist, it’s less complicated to use and you can choose a local to you location, as it can involve meeting in public, or having buyer coming to your home

Cash can be exchanged for the sold item at the arranged meeting place

Although both eBay and Craigslist, accept PayPal payments, for buyers or sellers to use

A popular alternative to both is Facebook Marketplace, one drawback is your personal page will be linked to Facebook Marketplace account

Why Build a List??

Recently I had a email from Robert Kiyosak author of Rich Dad Poor Dad

In the subject was I thought a somewhat strange question

Subject: Why Do You Want to be Rich?

I actually don’t want to become rich in the sense of becoming a millionaire, but I wanted to earn extra income, due to early retirement

I suppose I could have replied to that email, rather than writing this blog post

But I doubt Robert would have taken the time to even open my reply, not because he is uncaring

But he is a a very busy online business man, what with making videos and marketing, as well as using email to promote to his list

Yes, I am on one of his lists, as expect Robert has many list, it the main part of his online business

As list building is where the most money can be made, or so I have read and hear on many videos made by other marketers

One thing most, if not all marketers don’t tell you, is just how to build your list

With that in mind, I will attempt to break down

Tools Needed

Autoresponder where to store all the names and email address of subscribers

Capture pages, where visitors add their details, and themselves to your list

Splash pages – a large window that is used to promote a service or product, or promotion

Landing page, which is the same as a capture page

Free gifts to offer visitors to encourage them to enter their details

Even if you have all these tools you will need time to learn how to use them, including writing several response letter and newsletter content, which need to provide useful information to keep the readers opening and reading what you send

The art of success with this system is to keep your readers happy and not bombard them with sales pitches (sales copy) those type of emails should be done sparingly or you run the risk of loosing subscribers

I have all of the above mentioned tools I can use, as yet have not mastered the talent of providing suitable content for a newsletter

Which once I have learnt that necessary skill, I could make fuyll use the independent autoresponder, I think it just find some kind of online training that deals with autoresponders and wha kind of contents to use

OnPassive

To all those who were sucked into OnPassive at the cost of $99, as I joined during 2018

Mainly because I didn’t bother to find out truth about Passive income, thinking all I needed to do was just invest that $99 and then do nothing!

I went back into the members area several times after joining, and began watching a supposed training webinar

The length of the introduction was excesively long, with little promise of getting into actual training

At one visit I notice how the number of those joining and of course paying had increased since my last visit and rising all the time

I commented on the fact that joining was supposed to be Limited, and yey there was No signs of a lunch date even being mentioned

I got a LOT of angry feedback from other members, because I had dared to suggest the owner of this system was the only on making money!

I could have responded to the angry comments, I could have also request a refund but chose not to, and close my membership and deleted all details

But recently my email inbox has been flooded by adverts promoting GoPassive, with the urgent notice that GoFounders will launch soon!

Recruting others into this system seems to be the only way you can earn money, but only if they become a paid memeber

After 4 Years since GoPassive began and promising the launch of GoFounders and still No sign of anything happening

My advice is Steer clear of the Scam system, or if you are already a paid member, demand a Refund until you get it

Just in case you think I’m being over picky or resentful, you need to read the two reviews below from other independent sites

https://behindmlm.com/companies/ash-mufareh-still-stalling-onpassive-launch-after-2-5-years/

https://behindmlm.com/companies/ash-mufareh-pulls-gofounders-onpassive-workaholic-exit-scam/

Cash on Demand

Recently I accidently locked my bank card, exceeding the number of PIN number entries  

This was due to my mind being on something else, and entering the right number for the wrong card 

Result was I could not even check my bank balance, let alone get cash out 

Also, a quirky unexpected result, was I was unable to pay for shopping with my card at a local shop swipe machine 

The days that followed found me searching for loose change to pay for small shopping items, until I could solve this locked payment card problem 

Which lead me to search on the internet for ways to gain or earn actual cash 

Not as easy as I thought it might be, most sites it was earn commission payments 

I tried altering my search with terms like “cash in hand work” and “Jobs for cash”  

While all my searches brought back pages of results, none of them offered real actual money 

Even being a freelancer require a PayPal account or other payment processing system 

While PayPal is efficient at taking payments from your bank, it’s not always that good at transferring money into your bank, as I know from experience 

Many online businesses had their PayPal account closed, with accumulated money forfeited 

I continued to search for ways to gain CASH, but found nothing available online 

I would be interested to know if any reader has found ways to acquire actual cash 

Please feel free to comment on this subject 

Ruby Solo

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Don’t Settle for “The New Normal”

In these present days ever since c19 struck, plunging the whole world into chaos. 

Where even people who hated their 9-5 jobs before, suddenly wishing everything would get back to the old normal, and they would have their old job to go back too 

Only to find restrictions became stricter, forcing them to stay at home, but in many cases their homes came under threat 

Perhaps you have been fortunate enough to avoid such situations, but you may still be finding it difficult to manage with your income due to rising costs 

If you are like countless millions who have tried manifestation using tools like “The Power of Positive Thinking” or “The Secret” you probably have been disappointed with the results 

That’s if you managed to wade through somewhat confusing instructions, that seem to miss out vital information, leaving no better off than when you started  

 If you truly desire to radical change in your life for the bettrer, help is at hand with

The Manifestation Millionaire

So new it’s not on the general internet market, YET!   

The Manifestation Millionaire offers a 60-day money back Guarantee  

Why settle for the New Normal? When you can literally warp jump into your Brighter self-directed future, with The Manifestation Millionaire 

“Tie My Shoes”

I was asked by a friend to share this extraordinary Autobiography book “Tie My Shoes”

About by Lonnie E. Shipe, born pre-mature with cerebral palsy. Then at the age of forty-two falling in the bathroom and breaking his neck.
Sharing his struggles in life, thoughts, situation, and his faith in Jesus.

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Having read his book, I recommend it as a worthwhile read.

Please consider buying this book and support his struggle in writing