Everybody Eats!

Let’s say you’ve got a loaf of bread and you have to feed everybody.

It doesn’t look like you’ve got enough so you’re up against two options.

Do you keep slicing that loaf into thinner and thinner pieces
do you bake more loaves?

Create more wealth.
And discover Why 98% Fail at doing this.

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MLM: Just Another Part of the Ride

About 7 years ago when I first heard Personal Development and the idea that our thoughts create reality connected with Network Marketing, I was incredulous. I found it hard to believe that what I thought and believed had anything to do with my business success. 

Let’s face it, how many car salespeople or brokers concern themselves with such things? I was starting a networking business and needed to do the things necessary to build it. What was all this New Age stuff to do with that? 

Well, maybe those salespeople and brokers should pay attention, because now I know that seven years ago my education in my innate powers was just beginning. 

The very last part of the video presentation below ends with these words: 

“The world is like a ride at an amusement park. And when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. And the ride goes up and down and round and round and it has thrills and chills and it’s very brightly colored and it’s very loud. And it’s fun for a while. Some people have been on the ride for a long time and they begin to question, “Is this real or is this just a ride?’ and other people have remembered and they come back to us and they say, ‘Hey, Don’t worry, don’t be afraid ever because . . . this is just a ride.'”

MLM or network marketing is just an attraction, another ride at the amusement park.

Don’t be afraid to let out a good scream!


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How to Fix YOUR Economy

Let’s be honest for a moment.

Your economy begins in YOUR home, regardless of what they are doing in Washington. Regardless of the outcome of the election this November.

I mean historically, does the government instill confidence in you to fix the economy? Or to fix ANYTHING?

Let the Dimwits and the Repulsives squabble over THE economy. We, you and I, should be concerned with OUR OWN economies respectively. Because we know what we can do.

The simplest and least costly way to get a handle on this is to get paid for something you are already doing. In fact, it is something you’ve been doing since you were 5 or 6 years old.

What’s that?


Referring people to products or services that you use and enjoy and feel good about.

As I said you did it when you loved a new breakfast cereal and a new TV serial. You do it when you find a great restaurant and when you come across a magical, awesome, fabulous book or movie.

You just never got paid for doing it before.

Want to change that?

Check out this brief video.

Have a question? Email me. tony@ajlauria.com

You can also get a copy of a blueprint that lays out what this is all about, what to look for and what to avoid. There’s no cost for the download.

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How To Thumb Your Nose At The Tax Man

The ‘Thought of the Day’ from one of my inbox newsletters was this:

“People try to live within their income so they can afford to pay taxes to a government that can’t live within its income.” ~ Robert Half

SMACK! Right between the eyes!

But having to feed that dependent child, aka the Government, doesn’t upset me as much as it used to. Why? Because I have a simple way of generating some extra money.

So now that you have to keep feeding that OTHER dependent child, aka the Government, you might consider another means of income so you don’t have to sacrifice your quality of life.

A second means of income that doesn’t radically alter your lifestyle. One that doesn’t ask you to learn drastically new skills but rather uses the ones you already have. One that doesn’t require new modes of behavior, just expands on what you’re comfortable doing right now.

And the answer is Network Marketing, aka the Recommending Business.

You see, when you like a new restaurant or movie or healthcare product, don’t you unhesitatingly and enthusiastically want to tell those you know about them? Well, that’s what Network Marketing is – A recommending business. Only when you’re doing it with a business relationship YOU’RE GETTING A EXTRA PAYCHECK!

If the idea tickles you even the slightest bit, you may want to take a look at this 7-minute video that explains the power of this model.


And if you have a question or two, send me an email at tony@ajlauria.com.

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The Spiritual Basis of Money

This blog is about responsible wealth. During its brief time online I’ve received a few emails asking why I have written about money and coupled it with spirit.

Though there are several posts explaining why, I’d like to expand on that reason.

There is a spiritual basis of all being. I am not saying God or Jehovah or Allah or a god or goddess or any other personality. I am saying a spiritual basis of all being, which includes ideas and principles because they exist just as much as you and I do.

If you prefer to work from the bottom up, then we can call it The Ground of All Being. If you prefer the top down, then it is the Source from which all that exists emanates.

Money falls under that umbrella or grows from that ground because it exists and must therefore have a spiritual component.

Money, as I’ve written, is an abstraction and a symbol for work, or energy expended. Or for energy yet to be expended.


When money is backed by a precious metal such as gold, silver or copper, as it had been for thousands of years of human history, the value of a currency is backed by the human work needed to extract those metals from the earth and refine them.

The currency that is in circulation represents the energy already expended by human beings (free or slave labor is not the issue here right now). Muscle, sinew, heart and lungs are the issue because it is they which make the wealth represented by money both responsible and rooted in spirit.

The existence of paper money is not the issue either because at one time it was printed ONLY when there was sufficinet precious metal on hand to warrant its printing. In other words, it was printed AFTER the energy had been expended. The wealth had been actually created by the human work done.

Such money was still respectful and responsible to the human effort required to create it. Why? Because it was responsibly created based on the wealth of human effort expended to create its value.

Let me repeat that: Money created by human sweat, blood and lives gives it its intrinsic value. The precious metals backing it only represent that effort and those lives. The metals are as symbolic as the paper is.

The trouble and danger that visit human societies throughout history do so when it is decided to print paper money THAT IS NOT BACKED BY METAL ON HAND, OR IN OTHER WORDS, NOT BACKED BY HUMAN LIVES AND ENERGY.

Such “money” is essentially an imaginative fabrication, a trick, a canard, a ruse to create the impression of wealth. This money is called Fiat Currency – and should more accurately be called Fiasco Currency, because that has always been the result where it has been printed.

Money that is printed without any backing of value consisting of human work effort is based on a future promise to provide some value.


Honestly, do you believe that promise will be kept?

Don’t you feel better about paying for your meal in a restaurant, a job done by a contractor or technician, care provided by a doctor or dentist AFTER THE WORK’S BEEN DONE OR SERVICE PROVIDED?

In these commercial/societal arrangements both parties are “kept honest” by payment being provided AFTER RESPONSIBLE ACTIONS OF VALUE HAVE BEEN DELIVERED OR PROVIDED.

And if you think I have fallen into one political camp or the other, pick your head up and see a bigger picture. The politics are created AFTER in order to justify the decisions made.

“Money” being printed now, or more accurately conjured up now, is based on a promise that our children, grandchildren, great grandchildren will have to make good on.

Has there ever been a more exquisitely disguised form of slavery then the one in force right now?

Has there ever been a more irresponsibly created currency desecrating current and future human lives?

Is there any question why the world needs responsible wealth now more than ever?

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Inner Heart, Outer Mind

A “set definite objective” must be established if you are to accomplish anything in a big way. So says the classic of self-development, THE MESSAGE OF A MASTER. In my last post I wrote about Ilgar’s insights* regarding this: the role and workings of the human heart and the fickle nature of the human mind.

Why a “set definite objective”? According to THE MESSAGE there are reasons.

The First: The Inner Mind is the “positive pole” of a human being; the Outer Mind is the “negative”. A (+) and a (-) are needed to complete a circuit or a circle anywhere in nature or there would be NO motion, NO activity, thus NO experience. Welcome to this side of the speed of light and the Universe of Duality!

In everything that is obedient to the Law, the “Positive dominates & governs and the Negative serves. But humanity reverses this. It permits The Outer Mind to direct and govern without instruction” and so reports ‘bad news’: strife, war, obstacles, competition, “impossibilities”.

Why does it do so? Because of the absence of direction. The Outer Mind is left to wander aimlessly without PURPOSE, accepting everything and without the ability to differentiate.

The Second: “People who have no “set definite objective” are tuning in to everything and getting nothing. They are at the mercy of millions of conflicting thoughts and their lives are full of distress.” On the other hand, “People who have a “set definite objective” deliberately tune in to ONE THING. If it is money, they get it. A position, they get it. Nothing that such people tune in to can be withheld.”

The Third: “When you set your Inner Mind on anything, you transfer a portion of your Life Force to that thing or it could never be drawn to you.” The intensity of your desire/INTENTION governs the power with which the force is directed. This is part of the so-called price that must be paid.

(This is the INTENTION part of my equation INTENTION + ATTENTION = ATTRACTION.)

Continue to nourish the one Thing by holding it in your Inner Mind -> PAY INTENTION – and by taking focused, directed Action -> PAY ATTENTION your desire will manifest.

So if you are desiring or PAYING INTENTION to several objectives, entertaining more than one dream at a time, setting more than one goal, having more than one “set definite objective”, your force becomes divided and each of the several desires/dreams/goals/intentions receives an insufficient, weak stimulus. Not enough to ATTRACT any of them. Manifestation will be delayed if not altogether thwarted.

But all this can be reversed.

*Before we address that, please note that what THE MESSAGE calls the Inner Mind, Ilgar called the Heart, and the Outer Mind he simply called the Mind or Brain. You might want to read these posts again to help make this clearer: Set Your Heart & Your Mind Will Follow and Attraction = Intention + Attention.

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Money-When It Is Profane Part 4

In business, in a relationship, in any aspect of life, when someone focuses ONLY on money – removing all Life & Energy from their Intent and focus of Attention – they are committing an act of profanity.

Money = Energy = Life

This equation, and more importantly the understanding of it, is what makes Money sacred.

Abrogate the implicit wisdom of it, break the equation, and Money becomes profane.

We are each of us born with specific talents that we are each responsible for discovering, developing and using to solve problems for ourselves and others. In other words, TO SERVE.

And in return for your service to yourself and others, in return for loving others as you love yourself, you receive more Life or Energy – in the form of Money.

Isolate anything too much and it becomes profane.

Commit any act to acquire Money only, without regard to replenishment, and it is a Crime.

Want more Money? Serve more people. Solve more problems.

Want millions? Serve millions. Solve the problems of millions.

Take their Money without serving and you’re a Criminal.

Too simplistic? Go back & read it again . . .

. . . in return for your service to yourself and others, in return for loving others as you love yourself, you receive more Life or Energy – in the form of Money.

How do you feel about that?

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Money – Its Metaphysical Nature-Part 3

Money is not matter. To believe that it is, is to shackle yourself to it.

Money is not material. When people call others who are money-conscious “materialists”, they couldn’t be more wrong.

Money is as insubstantial as one can imagine. It is a shadow of the material world, cast by human activity.

Because Money stands in as a substitute for human energy, there is a sacred quality to it. This uncommon appreciation of Money renders the belief that it is evil, or the root of evil, utterly ridiculous. If one believes Money is inherently evil then the required equivalent belief is that human life is inherently evil.

Money can never be evil. Only human activities to secure it can be. Consider, for the sake of brevity, that there are two ways to obtain Money.

The first is to provide goods or services to others and in exchange you get either other goods and services – barter – or an agreed upon  medium of exchange – Money. Either way value flows in both directions.

Now consider the second way. Goods or services are promised.  Money is exchanged but the promise is never kept. Or worse, Money is simply taken with no regard to either goods or services. Now we have a crime.

Money is never evil and since it represents a repository of human life, sweat and toil, it possesses a sacred dimension that humanity is virtually unconscious of.

How do you feel about that?

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Money – What’s It Worth To You?-Part 2

In the 1948 classic film, THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE, about gold and greed and what it does to men, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and the director’s father Walter Huston, this question is asked: Why is gold worth whatever it is an ounce?

Howard, played by Walter Huston, explains: “A thousand men, say, go searching for gold. After six months, one of ’em is lucky – one out of the thousand. His find represents not only his own labor but that of nine hundred and ninety-nine others to boot. That’s uh, six thousand months or five hundred years scrabbling over mountains, going hungry and thirsty. An ounce of gold, mister, is worth what it is because of the human labor that went into the finding and the getting of it. . . . Gold itself ain’t good for nothin’ except makin’ jewelry with and gold teeth.”

Gold is “good for nothin’ ” but Gold in those days WAS money. All paper currency used to be backed by a precious metal, usually gold or silver, and was printed only under the conditions that the metal be on hand physically in a vault somewhere in the country. The currency had printed on it GOLD or SILVER CERTIFICATE and was able to be exchanged for the equivalent amount of metal at any bank. This lasted until President Roosevelt closed the “gold window”. Much later President Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard. It’s open to debate which was the bigger crime.

But I don’t mean to dwell on the economics or the politics of the situation. I wish to remain on the symbology and metaphysics of money, using this bit of film dialogue to illustrate this point:

Gold has been money for thousands of years and its value has always been determined by its scarcity which translates into the amount of human energy (labor) expended into its discovery, recovery and the physical work done to or on it.

Money is a symbol for human work-energy-life. It doesn’t take much of a stretch to understand that one’s attitude towards life in general is pretty equivalent to one’s attitude towards money. And vice versa.

More next time.

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Money-Metaphysically Speaking Part 1

Along with sex and religion, many of us were told not to talk about money or how much of it we earn. Isn’t that kind of silly? But there is a reason for it. You may even discern it yourself as we go along.

We were all taught the usual in school, that money is a medium of exchange. And that’s where it usually ended because most want to just get on with getting as much of it as possible. But haven’t you ever wondered what money really is?

Well, to start with, money isn’t real. It’s an abstraction, a symbol and symbols stand for something. So here’s what money stands for: work. Money is a symbol of work that has been done or a promise of work to be done. Since work symbolizes energy expended, in the past or the future, we can say that work = energy = money.

Money is the link between many polarities among them physical matter and energy.

Money is Energy. Since it is energy-work finished (past) or promised (future) it is somehow coalesced or congealed.

Money is Congealed Energy, Coalesced Energy. That’s what makes it have such peculiar attributes. It’s quasi-matter and quasi-energy. Both sacred and profane at the same time too.

Consider: you have an idea, you expend the energy necessary and your result is a physical object or a physical task. If you can deliver either to someone one of your rewards is MONEY. And the money paid to you is the result of that person’s energy having been expended. And so on and so on and so on.

How do you feel about that?

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