Pay Attention or She’ll Rob You!

#10 “Pay attention or she’ll rob you!”

“To pay attention,
this is our endless and proper work.”
~ Mary Oliver ~

As David Tait has said, “The true work of a con artist, is to make you believe, you don’t need to pay attention.”  To pay attention is one of the key principles to becoming a success.  You need to pay attention, to see what no one else sees.  You need to pay attention, to hear what other people ignore.  You need to pay attention, to be a Success in Life, Love and Business!

The best thing to do is to always compete with yourself
and not to compete with others.
~ Kelly Cutrone ~

The con artist pays attention to you, in order to learn how to gain your confidence.  Remember that con artist is actually short for confidence artist, his “art” is in paying attention.  The salesman works, more honestly, in much the same way.  He pays attention, listening for you to tell him how to sale you his product.

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Life’s Not Fair, so Don’t Expect It!

#15 Life’s Not Fair, so Don’t Expect It!

Life isn’t fair, so why play by the rules? You make your own breaks, your own rules, under the law!

Instead, life gives us the chance to make our own fate. To strive, to fight against all odds. I was a street kid, so poor that sometimes days or even weeks would go by without food. Drinking muddy water from the street just to survive is an experience I have that few others understand.

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I Hate I Love You and Goodbye!

This morning I was thinking about a couple things I really dislike, perhaps hate!  I love you and goodbye.  Not it is not that these are so bad, but all around me I see people using the words “I love you!” when they don’t.  Any day you can go buy a pillow that says I love you, but it doesn’t.

Search the internet and you will soon find out that “I love you” is often used to ask for money, or sex, on Internet dating sites.

My second pet peeve, or perhaps the first, because I have hated it longer is the way “goodbye” it used.  I have a feeling no one should ever say goodbye!  So here is some suggestions for better communication in the area of I love you’s and Goodbye’s!

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Refiner’s Fire

Many people do not understand the concept of Refiner’s Fire, or Cleansing Fire.

Fire Burns!  It burns away that which is not pure.

So here are a few Bible verses to look up as you start to make the Refiner’s Fire your heart’s desire.

Everything that can endure the fire, you shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean.
Numbers 31:23a

My grandmother cooked on a wood burning stove. Anyone who mentioned the heat would likely here grandma say, “If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!”

Only later did I understand the spiritual aspects, the heat is what makes us pure.

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