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Introduction

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

 

 

OWN YOUR OWN FUTURE

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OWN YOUR OWN FUTURE by Joseph Tom Riach

My firm belief is that in order to own your own future you must become your own boss. You must work for yourself. There is no other way.

Sure, there are those of you who work for corporations, companies and employers and enjoy varying degrees of ‘success’ and autonomy – but none of you decide exactly what work you will do, when and where you will do it and how much you will be remunerated for your efforts.

And these four factors –

* Choice …. * Time … * Location … * Reward …

– are what determine whether it is you or someone else who owns your future.

Look at it this way. Would you in life generally – Accept an existence in which you had no say over what you could or could not do each day? Be happy to be instructed as to what your actions should or should not be?

Do you understand that time, as in real life time, is your most precious asset?

Why would you give it away to a third party or tolerate being told when and how you must use it? Why would you exchange it for a paltry financial return fixed by someone else and never remotely close to its real value? … time is in fact invaluable.

Why would you accept rewards, usually just material and therefore largely worthless, which fall far below your own valuation of your own self worth and your expectation of what you deserve from life?

The answers to all those questions should be the same resounding – “I would not accept that!”

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So, if you would not accept those criteria in your life generally then why accept them in your place of work? It is only by rejecting them in your working life that you can ensure that you enjoy the freedom of choice, use of your own time and reward for your efforts that you demand from life generally.

Know who you are, believe what your spirit tells you, think accordingly, say what you think and act as you say. As such you become a person to be respected and looked up to. One whose destiny is firmly in your own hands. There is no greater personal fulfillment than thinking freely, speaking candidly and acting in your own best interests. It is the ultimate reward of being self employed.

Only as your own boss setting the working conditions that suit you and meet your own requirements as regards choice, self-determination and the rewards of quality life as well as material gain, can you be sure to experience in life generally all the happiness and joy which is your birthright.

Only when fully in control of your choices, your time and your rewards can you truly control your life and all that results in it.

Only then can you own your own future.

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal. I hope you enjoyed this sample of my work. Find ‘The Secret World Of Self Employment’ and 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.

A MATERIAL WORLD?

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A MATERIAL WORLD? by Joseph Tom Riach

We are spiritual beings – but we live in a material world. Our physical bodies, the planet on which we tread, the creatures which inhabit it and all that grows here are tangible entities, material if you like. But to the fabric of the natural world – the rocks, woods, earth and minerals – mankind has added, through ingenuity, invention (and sometimes accident) new and wonderful materials.

Concrete, glass, textiles, metals, silicon and the myriad other human creations are the materials of our civilisation. Our clothes, our homes, our cities and all our other stuff are not just a display of our technological wizardry, they are part of who we are. They are, largely, what allows us to behave like humans. Remove them and we are quickly confronted by the same basic struggle for survival as wild animals.

From the coffee cup to the Kodak camera, stainless steel and paper clips; from ancient technologies of fabrics and ceramics to today’s self-healing metals and bionic implants – we invented them and made them. They in turn make us who we are.

Steel defined the Victorian era. Sheet glass and structural steel produced skyscrapers that invented city life as we know it. Product and fashion designers adopted plastics and used them to transform our homes and dress. Polymers were used to produce celluloid and bring about the cinema, the biggest change ever in visual culture. Aluminium and nickel super-alloys led to jet engines and worldwide cheap flight. And our bodies can be redefined by silicon, ceramics, plastics and tungsten. Yes – materials maketh the man!

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This fact should not, however, distract from the reality that we are spiritual beings. Our spiritual well-being is far more important than the simply material. Without it we are greatly diminished as human beings. Those who pursue material wealth to the exclusion of all else are without soul. They risk never experiencing inner serenity, only shallow and short-lived carnal pleasure.

Know that spiritual wealth is the bedrock of your existence. First and foremost strive to understand and follow the spiritual laws. These demand that you seek inner peace through helping others. With that belief in place and functioning, then you are well placed to explore and enjoy things material.

This perfectly natural marriage of the spiritual with the material, allows for the creation of technology beneficial to mankind which both enhances the general well-being, and satisfies the inventive and innovative urges, of the species. Everything is possible.

You can build your heaven here on earth – spiritually and materially!

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.

Amazing Value for Money!

I’ve been online for quite sometime and come across many programs that look promising, but most fail to deliver what is on offer, or the website disappears altogether without a trace

Whereas this website not only offers way more than expected, it also over delivers!

When I first cam across this site, I joined as a free member just to find out what was being offered I was immediately impressed, as unlike many sites this one site offered the ability to promote existing business

Surprisingly I found this also included affiliate banners, even in the early days I quickly saw the benefits of upgrading, which I promptly did and I can truthfully say money well spend In fact the value fare outweighs the small monthly cost

The owner of this site has been called crazy for offering everything listed for just $10 a Month and then Paying out $6 in Commissions!

Each member has their own Programs Page where they can promote up to 20 Ads on one page, which you only need just one link to showcase all

Here is a run down of all the features Email trackers Splash pages

 2 Banner builders Online Support Email improvement updates Bonus

Auto-Responder program You can Brand Yourself just like the Gurus ( the big guys ) So You can “Build your list”

With this website system you can, Once you upgrade to Pro member Upgrade to Pro Members at the Amazing Low Pro Fee of Just $10.00 per month!

To sweeten this already amazing value for money

Join Through My Link

or Banner Below

After you join and upgrade to Pro +

I will design high quality unique business cards for you

I will also Create an e-book with cover featuring your name as author

To your Success G.S.Commander Graham Commander

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Fake Amazon Calls

Fake Amazon CallsJust this morning I had a phone call from Amazon (Fake)Which only responses when you say hello, not knowing who is phoning

Then the automatic recorded text to speech voice, explains that a £300 payment was taken off from your credit/debit card.

If you didn’t authorise this payment, please press 1 and speak to one of our advisors I know this was a FAKE and Not off Amazon, as someone I knew had one on these calls and they didn’t have an account or shop through Amazon

Similar messages are used posing as British Telecom, with the slight variation of informing the receiver that their internet connection is infected with a virus, and they need press 1 to speak with an advisor

My adice is Never bother pressing number 1

As the only thing these people are experts at, is tricking people out of thier money

Business Cards Updated

Business cards have been used as a direct person to person adverting

Until someone developed or had created the proximity app, and to demonstrate just how powerful it was, by going into a mobile phone store.

With his smartphone loaded with his advert, set to broadcast to every phone that was switched on.

As he passed by the advert signal from the proximity app, which caused his advert to display, he was delighted with the result, since all phones responded.

Although I expect the store owners would have been happy, they might have formated all the phones to remove his advert.

If he intended to into busy shopping centres to broadcast his advert to as many peoples phones, then he would be guilty of spamming.

At a later date, that idea popped back into my mind, but I wanted to use printed business cards, as I had designed my own printable business card containing the URL to each of my sites, I became aware that most people would disregard them as too much effort typing out long website addresses.

I did play with the idea of shortening the URL’s but was still not happy with that idea

Sometime later I saw shop window notices featuring QR codes, (light bulb moment) it could use QR codes inserted on my business, it would provide a positive and non-invasive way of advertising

Sample card below, feel free to test it out with your smartphone

Click Image Below as Alternative to Claim Offer

Feel Free to comment or ask questions

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