Your Gift and Financial Success

Financial success may not be easy, but it is simple. Simply follow the principles of financial success and you will be the recipient of financial success. True and lasting success is rooted in taking pride in the value of our contributions to others, rather than taking pride in the value of our possessions.

Each and every one of us is endowed with a unique gift to share with other inhabitants of this planet. By determining your gift, embracing your talent and deploying your message to others, you experience harmony in fulfilling your purpose. One of the advantages of being a good steward of your gift(s) and talent(s) is prosperity, abundance and financial success.

Note that your focus should not be on prosperity, abundance and/or financial rewards, because if your intention is on these results, your outcome will lack the luster of properly motivated intention. If you focus on wealth, you can’t help but notice a lack of it… If your intention is wealth and your attention is on lack; you will receive more lack.

Instead, believe and receive all abundance. Do not question how it will appear, when it will appear, or what it will look like. Have faith that it will appear in the right time, place and manner. It will either appear when necessary, or as a surprise reward for your proper motivation. Focus on the, “giving,” based on the abundance you already have, and you will attract more abundance.

As we get better at allowing the good things that God has for us, all blessed things – including financial success – we get better at receiving in His time and proportions. This is a continual process that ranges from what we need – to what we desire. Prepare to receive the desires of your heart.

This is not to say that liars and thieves do not experience a form of prosperity, but this is limited, temporary and fleeting. In contrast, for those who take the moral high road with integrity, their abundance is unlimited, albeit limited only by their own self-limiting blockages.

David M. Masters has 30 years experience helping others determine what blockages and/or obstacles they may be keeping them from achieving financial success. He has the unique ability of helping them overcome them, or delete them entirely.

Isn’t it about time that you have…

1) a positive attitude about earning and having money
2) an effective strategy for achieving financial success
3) the commitment to fully implement your strategy

“My clients achieve unparalleled financial success because they have strength and honor. They know what it means to commit. They are committed to their success and fulfill their commitments.” says Masters, “They keep their word while managing their time, energy, and financial resources – and let nothing stand in their way.”

Become the person you were born to be. Attain financial success and great wealth in all areas of your life; health, relationships, interactions with others, business, career, attitude, mindset and financial freedom.

Increasing Performance via Your Gift

By empowering your unique gifts and delivering them as your gift to the world, you can raise your personal performance to its highest and best, placing you in the top ten percent of high-performance individuals on the planet.

Once you match your innate gift with the learned skill-set that launches the delivery of your message to the masses, your performance scale takes off, like a rocket. Shared skills include visualization, concentration, drive, risk taking, and goal setting. These skills are inherent in top performers in all talent categories including; sports, business and the arts.

By attaining the necessary skills to become your highest and best, you join the ranks of the highly evolved top ten percent of individuals who continually are becoming more successful, creative, and effective every day. Join the ranks of others who awaken to who they really are and discover how to enjoy the lifelong process of growing, loving, learning, evolving, sharing and serving others.

Developing these skills gives you the ability to better compete in the world. Whether you are an athlete, entrepreneur or artist, you will be able to better deliver your product, information or service by doing it…

First
Faster
Better
Thereby,
Accomplishing more
Achieving what others cannot
Less expensively
With less personal exertion
Through self-assessment and analysis, one can increase their performance through understanding who you truly are, while understanding cognitive factors that impede motivation and success.

The world’s best and highest performers all have their own coaches, mentors and/or teams, why not you? This is about you, your potential and your success.

Whatever your goals, your dreams or aspirations David M. Masters will help you increase your performance, behavioral flexibility, and results by developing new thinking strategies while empowering you and your team.

Enter your team, the Master Mind

Your master mind group will consist of five powerful individuals who assist each other in pushing the limits of performance and possibility.

While master-minding one shares

skills and knowledge
communication
leadership
mastery
identification of skills that increase performance
management
motivation
coping skills
mental focus
success planning
lifestyle integration.
The result is empowering the champion within to achieve your highest and best with increased performance independently and continuously.

True Happiness via Your Gift

The most sought after state-of-mind is that of happiness. It is not uncommon for people to fill the void left by unfulfilled happiness with the mad-dash for keeping up with the Joneses, sexual promiscuity, obtaining the latest technological appliance, high-fashion apparel/accessories, cosmetic surgeries or attending expensive galas, all in the effort to achieve the elusive feeling of happiness.

If you’re like most people, you may be thinking that you’re unhappy but you don’t know why or what it is you want to do with your life!

You don’t seem to have a real gift and your life doesn’t appear to have a purpose, or lacks happiness.

Happiness is not determined by what you look like or how much money you have. True happiness is knowing that God created you with special gifts perfectly attributed to you.

If you are seeking true happiness and fulfillment in your life, you must discover your, “gift.” Only by determining your gift(s), embracing and empowering your gift will you experience true happiness.

The happiest people in life are those who center their careers and activities around their gifts. By doing so, they have attracted all of the ideas, resources, people and finances that were needed to create the lives of their dreams. They experience happiness and abundance by identifying their gift(s), believing in their vision, and masterfully progressing toward the attainment of their goals and desires.

What is that thing that you enjoy doing more than anything? You can do something better than anyone else, and to experience true happiness you must fulfill your responsibility to share your gift with the world.

If you feel as though you cannot afford to follow the passion of embracing your gift(s)… This is quite opposite from the truth. By embracing your gift, and sharing your gift with the world, the universe will bless you for fulfilling your life’s purpose. By giving your gift you can earn as much money as you will ever need and bring happiness on a scale you never imagined.

Your gift may not seem very amazing or very practical to you because it comes so easily to you. Be aware that your vision, or your style of communication, or the way you organize your life can become a gateway to your unique ability. Your gift can change the world, and it will change your world.

Luke 6:38…. “Your gift will return to you in full and overflowing measure pressed down shaken together to make room for more and running over. Whatever measure you use to give – large or small will be used to measure what is given back to you.”

Write Your Book

Nothing is more important than your story; it is part of your reason for coming to this planet. Telling your story, in your unique voice, and sharing your life-message is an integral part to satisfying the design for your life.

For some, their life story is simply a documentation of your existence and interactions with others throughout this journey that we call, “life.” Whether your purpose for sharing this information if for generations to come, or just to share with family and friends, your story deserves to be told and preserved.

For others to whom it is important to share their unique message with like-minded people, or to challenge others with your controversial viewpoint, your life mission includes putting your ideas in print and making them available to all readers who dare peruse the pages of your thoughts.

Many people struggle with the idea of putting their thoughts, ideas, or experiences on paper… The idea of actually going to print may be overwhelming… and this cam lead to your work(s) not being shared.

I have helped many people see their works come-to-life on the printed page. I have helped people write their stories, formulate ideas, thoughts and presentations… and helped them bring them to the stage of completed, printed books, including all means of publishing and promoting.

To get started, you must get your story down on paper… Many people may think, “But I am not an author.” You might think this because you haven’t written a book, yet. But you are an author, the author of your life’s story, or message. I will help you get your book written and printed.

You will retain all the rights to you work. And I will walk alongside of you as you see your work come to life.

I will help you get your book into print in less than 30 days, for $6,449.

Stories deserve to be told and shared. Allow me the honor of creating your book that will stand the test of time. Tell me your story through a phone interview, and I will create a narrative that chronicles your story from a First Person point of view.

This service includes the following:

8-hour phone interview with narrative coordinator
120 to 160-page final manuscript

Here’s How It Works:

You will have a phone interview with a Narrative Coordinator.
Your assigned Narrative Coordinator will guide you through a series of relaxed recorded interviews, focusing on the topics you intend to discuss in your book.

Text editors adjust, reorganize, and polish transcribed text to create a first-person narrative with a natural storytelling flow that makes sense. The story is then Line Edited to ensure correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.

You retain all the rights to your story.

You can also purchase these add-on services to enhance your chosen package:

Additional Phone Interview (2 hour Session) – $ 1, 599
Each 2-hour add-on interview adds approximately 30 to 40 pages.

We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please feel free to e-mail us and tell us what other features you would like to see, here at David M Masters.

Multiple Modalities

While being versed in multiple modalities may be vague, David M. Masters has a wide variety of training and credentialed expertise that he brings to the table.

Armed with humility, curiosity and a penchant for scientific research, David is certified in the following academic specialities:

Angelic Prayer Therapy
Celebrity Lifestyle Consultant
Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy
Complete Mind Therapy
Corporate Stress Consultant
Law Enforcement C.O.R.E.
Master Hypnotic Consultant
NLP Advanced Master Practitioner
Ordained Reverend
Personal & Corporate Life Coaching
Rapid Results Pain Consultant
Reiki Master
Relationship Psychology & Therapy
Spiritual Psychotherapy
Webmaster
Weight Loss Coach
David M. Masters maintains professional membership in:

Association of Hypnotherapists & Psychotherapists (APHP)
The Association of Complete Mind Therapy (ACMT)
Be aware that this is not a complete list. David is continuously on the hunt for the latest technologies and is ever honing his skills to stay on the top of his game, in an effort to assure his clients remain atop of their game.

Honorable Mentions

Aguilera, Christina
Christina Aguilera

Aikawa, Yoshisuke
Yoshisuke Aikawa

Allen, Paul
Paul Allen

Allen, Tim
Tim Allen

Arden, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Arden

Asimov, Issac
Issac Asimov

Baldwin, Alec
Alec Baldwin

Beatles, The
The Beatles

Beethoven
Beethoven

Bernstein, Harry
Harry Bernstein

Bird, Larry
Larry Bird

Blume, Wally
Wally Blume

Boehler, Jill
Jill Boehler

Bowker, Gordon
Gordon Bowker

Branicka, Countess Rosa
Countess Rosa Branicka

Branson, Richard
Richard Branson

Brooks, Mel
Mel Brooks

Buffet, Warren
Warren Buffet, Warren Buffet

Canfield, Jack
Jack Canfield, Jack Canfield

Carnegie, Andrew
Andrew Carnegie

Chapman, Gary
Gary Chapman

Child, Julia
Julia Child

Chopra, Deepak
Deepak Chopra

Cochrane, Josephine
Josephine Cochrane

Cover, Jack
Jack Cover

Covey, Stephen
Stephen Covey

Cox, Courteney
Courteney Cox

Croc, Ray
Ray Croc

Cronkite, Walter
Walter Cronkite

Cruise, Tom
Tom Cruise

Cuban, Mark
Mark Cuban

Darwin, Charles
Charles Darwin

Defoe, Daniel
Daniel Defoe

Depp, Johnny
Johnny Depp

Dell, Michael
Michael Dell

Diana, Princess
Princess Diana

Diller, Barry
Barry Diller

Disney, Walt
Walt Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney, Walt Disney

Douglass, Adele
Adele Douglass

Dowell, Jeanne
Jeanne Dowell

Dunn, Gail
Gail Dunn

Eastwood, Clint
Clint Eastwood

Einstein, Albert
Albert Einstein, Albert Einstein

Ellison, Larry
Larry Ellison

Fields, Debra
Debra Fields

Fisher, Dr. Helen
Dr. Helen Fisher

Flint, Charles
Charles Flint

Fonda, Jane
Jane Fonda

Ford, Arielle
Arielle Ford

Ford, Debbie
Debbie Ford

Ford, Henry
Henry Ford

Fox, Michael J.
Michael J. Fox

Gable, Lisa
Lisa Gable

Gaga, Lady
Lady Gaga

Gardner, Carol
Carol Gardner

Gates, Bill
Bill Gates, Bill Gates, Bill Gates, Bill Gates

Geffen, David
David Geffen

Giannini, Amadeo
Amadeo Giannini

Goodwin, Leo
Leo Goodwin

Gottmann, John
John Gottmann
John Gottmann
John Gottmann

Grace, Nancy
Nancy Grace

Hansen, Mark Victor
Mark Victor Hansen

Hay, Louise
Louise Hay
Louise Hay

Hemingway, Ernest
Ernest Hemingway

Hendrix, Harville
Harville Hendrix

Hepburn, Audrey
Audrey Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn

Hershey, Milton
Milton Hershey, Milton Hershey

Hill, Napoleon
Napoleon Hill, Napoleon Hill, Napoleon Hill, Napoleon Hill

Huffington, Arianna
Arianna Huffington

Huizenga, Wayne
Wayne Huizenga

Jannard, Jim
Jim Jannard

Jennings, Peter
Peter Jennings

Jobs, Steve
Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs

Johnson, Brian
Brian Johnson

Johnson, “Magic”
“Magic” Johnson

Jordan, Michael
Michael Jordan, Michael Jordan

Judy, Judge
Judge Judy

Jung, Carl
Carl Jung

Kay, Mary
Mary Kay

King, Stephen
Stephen King

Koff, Art
Art Koff

Lauren, Ralph
Ralph Lauren

Lennon, John
John Lennon, John Lennon

Lieberman, Sylvia
Sylvia Lieberman

MacLaine, Shirley
Shirley MacLaine

Madonna
Madonna, Madonna

McMaster, Harold
Harold McMaster

Miller, Bob
Bob Miller

Mitchell, W
W Mitchell

Monaghan, Thomas
Thomas Monaghan

Monroe, Marilyn
Marilyn Monroe

Morgan, J. P.
J. P. Morgan

Mori, Taikichiro
Taikichiro Mori

Moses, Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma Moses”
Anna Mary Robertson Moses

O’Brian, Patrick
Patrick O’Brian

O’Donnell, Rosie
Rosie O’Donnell

Patel, C. Kumar N.
C. Kumar N. Patel

Paul, Les
Les Paul

Peale, Norman Vincent
Norman Vincent Peale

Phil, Dr.
Dr. Phil

Porsche, Ferdinand
Ferdinand Porsche

Presley, Elvis
Elvis Presley

Purdy, Amy
Amy Purdy

Rand, Ayn
Ayn Rand

Reeves, Keanu
Keanu ReevesKeanu Reeves

Robbins, Anthony
Tony Robbins, Tony Robbins, Tony Robbins, Anthony Robbins, Tony Robbins, Tony Robbins

Roosevelt, Eleanor
Eleanor Roosevelt

Rowling, J.K.
J.K. Rowling, J.K. Rowling, J.K. Rowling

Sanders, Harland “Colonel”
Colonel Sanders, Harland Sanders

Schultz, Charles
Charles Schultz

Schultz, Howard
Howard Schultz

Schwab, Charles
Charles Schwab

Shozo, Kawasaki
Kawasaki Shozo

Smith, Fred
Fred Smith

Spencer, Percy
Percy Spencer

Spielberg, Steven
Steven Spielberg, Stephen Spielberg, Steven Spielberg

Stallone, Sylvester
Sylvester Stallone

Stanley, Harold
Harold Stanley

Streisand, Barbra
Barbra Streisand

Taylor, Elizabeth
Elizabeth Taylor

Teitelbaum, Sam
Sam Teitelbaum

Teresa, Mother
Mother Teresa

Tesla, Nikola
Nikola Tesla

Thatcher, Margaret
Margaret Thatcher

Theron, Charlize
Charlize Theron

Tolle, Eckhart
Eckhart Tolle

Tracy, Brian
Brian Tracy, Brian Tracy

Travolta, John
John Travolta

Truman, Harry S.
Harry S. Truman

Trump, Donald
Donald Trump

Turner, Ted
Ted Turner

Valenti, Julie
Julie Valenti

Van Gogh, Vincent
Vincent Van Gogh

Vitale, Joe
Joe Vitale

Watson, Emma
Emma Watson

Wesley, Mary
Mary Wesley

Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Williams, Robin
Robin Williams

Winfrey, Oprah
Oprah Winfrey, Oprah WinfreyOprah Winfrey

Wozniak, Steve
Steve Wozniak, Steve Wozniak

Wright, Wilbur & Orville
Wilbur & Orville Wright

Zagat, Tim & Nina
Tim & Nina Zagat

Zoll, Paul M.
Paul M. Zoll

Zuckerberg, Mark
Mark Zuckerberg

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How to Deal with a Psychopath

Hello, my name is David Masters and I’m the author of the Psychopath Victims Toolkit.

A little about me, I’ve been counseling and consulting since the late seventies/early eighties. Occasionally, in the course of my coaching, I would encounter a client that had to mitigate the damages in their life due to the influence of a third-party individual, a “bad person.”

how-to-deal-with-a-psychopath-videoFrom my perspective, there were no such thing as bad people, just lost souls wandering aimlessly through life with little regard for others; and so, the advice that I gave to individuals in those days was very different than I might suggest now.

What I learned, was that there are people who are devoid of particular mental, emotional and spiritual components that compromise their humanity when integrating with other persons, we call these people psychopaths, sociopaths and the recent, more political correctly referred to as being on the Antisocial Personality Disorder spectrum.

That said, there are thousands of variables and no two psychopaths are identical, but they do share many similar characteristics.

So, how can you tell if you’re dealing with a psychopath? Here are some common signs that would indicate that you might be dealing with a psychopath in your life:

Is-he-or-she-a-psychopath-6-item-checklist1. CHARISMATIC

Psychopaths are charismatic and are able to attract supporters easily.

They are wonderful speakers who are able to engage their audience and can easily engage the emotions and attention of those fortunate enough to be in their presence.

They exaggerate stories skewing the truth for their self-serving benefit and will go as far as to lie and place themselves in someone else’s story and claiming it is their own.

2. SMART

Psychopaths are intellectual. They have a gift of having incredibly sharp wit and intelligence enabling them to masquerade as highly-educated as they bob and weave socially in live situations.

This also makes them excellent con artists able to conceive, plan and execute elaborate schemes, while staying one step ahead of the authorities.

3. NO FEELINGS

Psychopaths have no feelings. They do not grieve, are incapable of feeling guilt, shame or remorse, empowering them to easily victimize anyone. They will enthusiastically engage in anything that bolsters their position at someone else’s expense.

They do not love. They are incapable of giving or receiving love, but terribly acute at acting as though they are madly “in love,” if it will help them achieve a desired result.

They are great actors/performers giving them the ability to create any perception of themselves that will achieve for them their desired result.

Even though they can appear to have emotions and use them as tools to manipulate their victims, let there be no doubt, they have no real feelings whatsoever.

4. IMPULSIVE

Psychopaths are impulsive, often acting or speaking without thinking through potential consequences of their words or actions, and are more likely to spontaneously take risks.

They are free of repercussion since they see themselves as above the law or the constraints of the social norm. No social filters, consequences or guilt.

5. WINNERS

Psychopaths never lose. They will dominate anyone who gets in their way, will viciously defend their position, often by telling lies and spinning wild tales in an effort to discredit anyone with the inclination to disagree with them.

If you are naïve enough to challenge them, be aware that they will wield their powers of persuasion to make you look like a fool for questioning them. Which presumes that they believe themselves to be:

6. NEVER WRONG

Psychopaths are always right. They never apologize; do not feel remorse for hurting others and are incapable of feeling guilt.

If asked to apologize, a psychopath will often strike out and attack their victim, rather than admit they may have made a mistake or misstep.

Now ask yourself, is the person you’re dealing with a psychopath?

Are they charismatic, smart, have no feelings, impulsive, always the winner and never wrong?

Chances are, you’re face-to-face with a psychopath.

You’re probably saying to yourself, “I knew it. I knew there was something wrong with that person…” You are realizing that you should rely more on your intuition that may have been warning you when you first met this person that something was not quite right. If only we learn to listen more to our gut, we would live happier, safe and secure lives, free from those who seek to exploit us.

If nothing else, that is the lesson to be learned from encountering a psychopath, is to trust your instincts and to not let yourself be taken advantage of by a cunning predator.

I would not, now, be an expert in the field of psychopathy had I not had my own first-hand experience with an evil psychopath that opened my eyes to the realities of the disorder. And now I have deep regret for all the folks that I was ill-equipped to be compassionate enough to reach out to them appropriately.

In this way, I may have attracted this psychopathic presence in my own life to benefit those whom it is my calling to assist along their life’s journey.

So, we’ve established that you have found yourself to be the unfortunate victim – or mark – of a psychopath, sociopath or someone amidst the antisocial personality disorder spectrum…

What Can You Do About It?

How to Deal With a Psychopath

How-to-deal-with-a-psychopath-6-item-checklist1. NO CONTACT

The very first thing to do is to create as much separation as you can as soon as possible between yourself and the psychopath.

You need to distance yourself physically, financially, emotionally, spiritually and in any other way possible from the psychopath and cease any and all communication with him or her, period.

Any further communication or contact after correctly identifying a psychopath will only lead to more risk or potential loss to you and yours.

Be aware that as you distance yourself, the psychopath will try to cling to you or play on your emotions in order to further victimize you. Do not fall for their manipulation or pity ploys from this point forward. They will try to appeal to your feeling but keep in mind they have no feelings and no regard for yours, except as a method to further victimize you.

You must cut them off. No contact, means no contact. Though this may not be possible, if you work or live with the psychopath; but that will be an issue to be handled specifically and independently of the scope of this primary message.

2. GET HELP

Next, you will need a strong support system. You should seek out a professional, a counselor or therapist, with experience in dealing with psychopaths. Note that early in my practice, even though individuals sought me out for assistance, I was ill-equipped to offer them the support that they needed at the time.

How can someone understand what you are going through if they do not understand what you are going through… because – and I am as guilty of this as anyone – “things can’t really be all that bad.” But they are, and they can be very bad, and they can get worse if you do not take the appropriate actions.

Seek out a specialist, or at least someone with experience dealing with victims of psychopaths.

3. BE QUIET

Do not talk to your friends about the psychopath. You might think this is a good time to reach out to those in your circle of friends that you can depend on for support, but chances are (if the psychopath has done his or her homework) they have already gotten to them in advance.

If your friends have not been compromised by the psychopath, there is a good chance that they will be, and be forewarned very few people can compete with the ability to manipulate the minds of the unsuspecting, like the psychopath.

Keep things quiet. Do not confront your psychopath, engage in a battle of wits, challenge or attempt an intervention with your psychopath. This will only open you up for further potential pain, suffering, and potential loss.

They psychopath has the uncanny ability to turn anything that you say against you. Don’t give them the opportunity.

4. STAY STRONG

Stay the course. If the psychopath has counter-attacks you, don’t respond.

If you communicate anything to this person it should only be silence. Be steadfast and unshakeable, solid as a rock.

He or she must realize that you cannot be manipulated or be bullied into making any kind of response, no matter what they do or say.

Keep a good posture, positive outlook, smile and be confident (even if you don’t feel like it) at all times.

Any indication of weakness will be seen as an opportunity either to insert themselves or launch another attack.

5. DOCUMENTATION

how-to-deal-with-a-psychopath-sociopath-david-m-mastersDocument everything. Keep hard copies of everything you can to document any interaction or statements made by your psychopath and keep it at a secure location.

Watch what you say. Act as if every word you speak is being recorded, and may be read to a jury in the future word-for-word and spun out of context in an effort to make you look like a lunatic.

Maybe someday the people who once trusted you will see the truth, but even so, if your psychopath was a masterful one, they will still wonder about you, even after the true colors of the psychopath are made known.

So, don’t hold onto the false hope of one day being vilified of all the illicit accusations that were made against you. In most cases the effects are permanent, though may fade over time. Maybe, in the afterlife…

6. FORGIVE YOURSELF

Most of all, forgive yourself. You were not the perpetrator, here, you were the victim. And as a victim, you may have found yourself invulnerable or compromising situations, and you may feel like the fool. But you were not the fool. Anyone could be victimized by the proficient psychopath and it happens every day in all walks of life and levels of society.

You could not have seen this coming… but now that you are aware, you are less likely to become a victim again… and maybe you can help others to see the signs – or at least be aware – that there are evil people out there, the virtual wolves in sheep’s clothing, who seek to destroy the lives of others without remorse.

Thank you for joining me for this message. It is my hope that this information will help to save you and other from further potential pain, suffering or loss at the hands of the psychopath. Pass this information on to others who may be potential victims.

 

For more information, or to contact me, visit psychopath victims dot com.

Looking Back

Raised in an Oregon commune surrounded by hippies helped to mold the character that I would become as an adult, facing a myriad of challenges that would result in disaster as I developed as a human being. Regardless of my set-backs, many core values remained intact as I pressed-on to achieve my personal goals.

Being raised in a rock-and-roll, free-love, pro-high environment helped to mold the person whom I’d become. Even though I’d spent my formulative years in this, “hippie,” environment, I made my decision early in life, that I would be the author of my own life story, so I set out to make my life my own.

I decided early, that the free-love-philosophy was not for me. I had seen first-hand the psychological trauma that came along with this, so-called, “free love,” and discovered that it was not quite as free as its proponents had claimed. So, I decided to save myself for that elusive, “one true love.”

I had (and still have) a huge heart-component and desire to share monogomasly and wholeheartedly with that one special person, who would have the capacity to love me in the same way.

Another influence that I rebelled against was the lack of work ethic that dominated the surroundings of my early rearing years. I thought to myself, “This is not the way that I want to live, nor is it the way that I want my family to live.” I didn’t want my kids to be raised in a lifestyle that was little more than a modern-day, homegrown gypsy.

Drugs were prevalent early in my life, and I admit that I did experiment with different varieties of natural and chemical mood enhancers… enough to realize that my two favorites were Marijuana and LSD. It wasn’t until I actually fell in love and began to start a family with my first, “true love,” that I looked around at all my friends who were actively engaged in utilizing my drugs of choice, and concluded that their lifestyles were incompatible to the lifestyle that I desired to give my new family. So, to better facilitate achieving my goals for our family, I left them behind.

Throughout my adulthood (and even in my youth) I struggled with maintaining a normal body weight. It didn’t take me long, as I started to apply for work in available job markets, to figure out that I got the best job offers, and made better money, when I applied for jobs while I was at a lower body weight. That led to my yo-yo dieting affair that gave way to my, “serial dieting,” (the compulsion to go from one diet to another in an effort to maintain a healthy body weight).

My first wife, I concluded, did love me in much the same way that I loved her, I believed the words that she spoke, we exchanged vows in marriage and started a family. It didn’t take long for me to realize that she was not able to keep the vows, but I attempted to hold the relationship together, with all my might, in an effort to preserve our family unit… to no avail.

When our marriage counselor intimated to me that, “Your only option for saving this marriage, is to open your relationship.” (For those of you who don’t know, “to open your relationship,” means to have an, “open relationship,” which means that you both agree to stay together, sleep together, and agree to have sex with alternate partners, periodically.) In total opposition to what I signed-on for.

Being true to my love-component, I engaged in many activities including counseling others, drug and alcohol counseling, christian ministry, song-writing, and traditional businesses that I would conduct, ususally in conjunction with working a regular day-job. Because of my love-component, my strictest condition would be engaging only in activities that offered win-win alternatives. Some businesses are successful because they prey on the ignorance of others – this was in oposition to my personal ethics. Interestingly enough, my business ventures were normally short-lived due to changes in the business culture or economic environment.

Early business ventures included a musicians’ artist agency, energy-saving business, recording studio, independent record label, independent music review journal, video stores, professional photo labs, the hospitality industry (hotel) and author. By evaluating my peers, I knew that owning your own successful business yielded the greatest possibilities for achieving one’s familial and financial goals.

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