Alternatives to Retail

Many products we buy are really social signals first – and material objects second. Our social-primate brains evolved to pursue one central goal: looking good in the eyes of others – especially those who might protect or mate with us. Buying impressive products in a money-based economy is just the most recent way to fulfill that goal. Continue reading

Even the Lone Ranger Wasn’t

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Cooperation almost always benefits everyone more than competition – especially since everything (and everyone) is ultimately (and sometimes intimately) connected (in one way or another). To be (or to “go it”) alone is often to be cut off and dis-connected. Independence is actually a MYTH – pretending to Make Yourself The Hero (and ignoring most of “All Your Relations”). Continue reading

Facebook is now “Friends” with Internet Marketers

Facebook has displaced Google as the medium of choice for (targeted traffic) internet marketing. This may be “good” or “bad” depending upon who you are and what you want. The average Facebook user will likely see many more ads – but at least most of them will be semi-relevant to their (posted) status and interests. Continue reading

Say YES!

Say YES to no “weeds”, no waste, no wanting, and no more wars based upon (fear of) scarcity or greed! Say YES to redefining resources and appreciating your assets! Say YES to abundance!

A “weed” is a plant that is considered undesirable and to have no value. And yet, most “weeds” have much to offer – that would be desired if known. A weed by any other name might be a rose. Despite all efforts to rid ourselves of them, weeds also seem to be more resilient, adaptable, and able to survive than almost anything else (deliberately cultivated). Perhaps instead of trying to eliminate weeds, we might consider being more like them.

Abundance often begins with appreciating the value that everything has – and then finding the highest and best use for it. Defining anything as a “weed” is a form of waste. Continue reading

Grow or die?

“Grow or die” sometimes only results in obesity.

Expansion and contraction go better together – like breathing (in and out).

BOTH are needed – for life and (and despite what many believe, business) to continue.

Wanting it ALL, going BIG or going home, and SUPER-sizing may actually accelerate death.

The desire for wealth must be tempered with the one for health – and sustainability. Continue reading