Saturday, March 22, 2014

thought conditioners

AURELIUS

CHANGE your thoughts and you can change anything. The world in which we live is not determined by outward circumstances. Although we have a tendency to perceive that our world is that way. Thoughts habitually occupy our minds.

Sometimes we need THOUGHT CONDITIONERS to give us clarity and power. Since happiness and effectiveness depend on the kind of thoughts we think, it is impossible to be happy if we think unhappiness-producing thoughts. Marcus Aurelius said, "A man's life is what his thoughts make of it."

If you put thoughts of fear into your mind, you will get thoughts of fear out of your mind. Displace unhappy thoughts with THOUGHT CONDITIONERS. Fill your mind with spiritual words so they sink from your conscious to your unconscious mind to produce spiritual osmosis, so to condition your personality with spiritual power. This spiritual power will give great value to life. Values that really matter. Values that will be yours.

Here are some THOUGHT CONDITIONERS:

  • Peace I leave with you, peace I give you
  • The things which are impossible to us, are possible with God
  • Renew a right spirit in us

Sunday, March 16, 2014

monarch's metaphor: part 3


She had her nuances. Rick knew that. How? He once had a relationship with her. What would this add to the situation? Nothing much. She had had several relationships. Each filled with drama. She like to be possessed, although most of the time she complained about it. She liked confrontation, conflict, and turmoil. Why is that? Rick thought that it was the "bad boy syndrome" that many have. They like that aspect. They like to be told what to do. They liked to be manhandled. They liked the tension. Rick often made comments in several women's files on this aspect of their lives.

But that wasn't all. They often liked to show it off. Complain about being possessed and then show off that they are being possessed. Go figure.

That component made good operatives. They could be controlled better. Especially if they had a lot of drama growing up. Especially abuse. When a potential operative was interviewed, usually two people were conducting the interview. Rick was in on plenty of these. The "other", as Rick's interview partner was called, could work off of a series of cross-references questions. Done correctly, the answers would produce a series of "triggers" that were used further in the interview or in the lie detector phase.

As Rick opened her file, his head filled with several memories.

Working Title: Monarch’s Metaphor
A NOVEL by Mike Bertelsen
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All or parts of this post may or may not be in the finished product.

Working Title: Monarch’s Metaphor
A NOVEL by Mike Bertelsen
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All or parts of this post may or may not be in the finished product.
- See more at: http://westhamlet.blogspot.com/#sthash.tCktfxn0.dpuf

Working Title: Monarch’s Metaphor
A NOVEL by Mike Bertelsen
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All or parts of this post may or may not be in the finished product.
- See more at: http://westhamlet.blogspot.com/#sthash.tCktfxn0.dpuf

Saturday, March 08, 2014

monarch's metaphor: part 2


As the three men moved up from the table, they veered out the two-way mirror. All three of them wondered who was watching and listening on the other side. Someone was, but they didn't know who and they would never. know. That part of the business too. Your always being watched.

Rick was the main man on this one. He 51 years old, had been with the Agency since he was 23 doing data entry work. He remembers vividly when he came across a name in those early years. Osama Bin Laden. An asset then. Osama was passing information to U.S. intelligence personel on Soviet tank movements in Afghanistan. We kept track of them all. Just in case. Whatever that means. A lot of "just in case" stuff in this business too.

Rick was in the center of the table, the leader. He had a notion he didn't want any sort connection with this one. But, oh well. On his left was Nicholas Rosen. Nick was 55 and had been with the Agency for 18 years, being recruited out of advertising and public relations. After all, public relations is professional lying. Nick had been in charge of the main handler in this case, who was missing. He too was wishing that he was somewhere else.

The third man was Vladimir Monesque. An alias too be sure. Russian to the core, having defected in 1973 to the United States via Canada. Gotta love those Canadians. Without them several defects would have not made it to Western Intelligence. Canadians are good at in and out. They proved that when they got several Americans out of Tehran after the embassy hostages were taken there in November 1979. Vladimir had been a minor player in all the Cold War stuff, but had several relatives in Soviet Intelligence. He wanted out out of the Soviet Union by the time he was 14. He couldn't stand communism. The lack of practically everything was slowly but surely driving the Soviet people insane. He was in this for frankly something to do. Lucky him.

These three men make up "the cell". A term used to distinguish a team directed with the successful completion of an operation. That's successful completion. As they made their way to the door to leave, they knew they had to get to work. Rick knew just the starting point.

Working Title: Monarch’s Metaphor
A NOVEL by Mike Bertelsen
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All or parts of this post may or may not be in the finished product.




Working Title: Monarch’s Metaphor
A NOVEL by Mike Bertelsen
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All or parts of this post may or may not be in the finished product.
- See more at: http://westhamlet.blogspot.com/2014/03/monarchs-metaphor-part-1.html#sthash.4K9zWBoZ.dpuf
Working Title: Monarch’s Metaphor
A NOVEL by Mike Bertelsen
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All or parts of this post may or may not be in the finished product.
- See more at: http://westhamlet.blogspot.com/2014/03/monarchs-metaphor-part-1.html#sthash.4K9zWBoZ.dpuf
Working Title: Monarch’s Metaphor
A NOVEL by Mike Bertelsen
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

All or parts of this post may or may not be in the finished product.
- See more at: http://westhamlet.blogspot.com/2014/03/monarchs-metaphor-part-1.html#sthash.4K9zWBoZ.dpuf

monarch's metaphor: part 1



The three men looked worn and bleak. They hadn’t slept in about twenty-six hours. A sense of “I told you so” was all across their faces. They felt foolish. So what; doesn’t everyone at one time in their life?  That was it. No excuses. No bullshit. They all knew she fucked them.

Her main handler was nowhere to be found. Contacts were informed all over town, but no response. Sometimes it was better to get no response than a pack of lies. The handler was sure she would stay loyal. No problem. But he was wrong. That’s the way this business goes sometimes. Once you have it figured out, something or someone comes along to fuck it up. What was that something? Or who was that someone? The handler may know.

She was a quirky sort, prone to emotional outbursts that oftentimes made no sense. Why? No one in touch with her would really say. Hard to tell. Her upbringing was complicated. That was put in her file. No getting around that. She got the attention of project researchers when she was ten. Her parents were not bad people. They were just going through life at a time when change was ramped up. Their daughter was the collateral while going through this change. The researchers defined the “change” to suit their own objectives. That’s how it works. Subjects are the “change” and the result of it.

In her case she didn’t react well. That continued later in life. This had benefits and liabilities. The three men knew this. That’s why she was chosen. Take the relationships she had with men. Her track record wasn’t good. For instance, she had left one man to go back with another. This reunion only lasted a little over two months. She ended it. She had to go back to the one she left in the first place. The negatives she had talked about were no longer negative. Now they were justified. Lie or truth? At this time the three men didn’t know. They didn’t really care. Their objective was to get her back in the fold.

First they had to find her principle handler. He was gone. Had someone gotten to him? If that had happened the situation would be difficult. The situation is complicated enough. Complications work out, they always do. People could get hurt or even killed in the process, but that’s the business. The three men knew that by heart.


Working Title: Monarch’s Metaphor
A NOVEL by Mike Bertelsen
This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, businesses, organizations, places, events, and incidents are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.


All or parts of this post may or may not be in the finished product.



 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

simon sinek: people who believe

The goal is to do business with people who believe in what I believe. Simon Sinek breaks this notion down into about three parts. Enlightening to say the least.

TED - FROM How Leaders Inspire: Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action

The Law of Diffusion is explained. It's all about biology, not psychology.




Monday, January 27, 2014

7 questions to end the week

I found this on Facebook from Emily Thomas and I wanted to post.

  1. OBSERVE - What pleasant surprises did I discover?
  2. REFLECT - What lesson did my work teach me that I can build upon next week?
  3. FOCUS - Are my short-term efforts aligned with my long-term goals?
  4. BE PRODUCTIVE - What could I spent more or less time doing?
  5. HAVE COURAGE - How did fear and uncertainty affect what I did and didn't do?
  6. CLEANSE - What mental clutter can I clear?
  7. BEGIN ANEW - What is the first logical step for next week?


BJXBNTREAJD4 (this is a claim token)

the sunny side of social

I read a story recently about social proof. Social proof is measured by the number of "likes" ans "shares" on Social Media platforms. The more the better. I don't disagree with this. I, in fact, agree. We all seem to want the post or video or whatever else to go "viral". All of us want our social moment in the sun.


If you feel "left out" on hits, clicks, shares and likes, don't get frustrated and disappointed. I feel oftentimes that the traffic on my posts are stagnant. That, however doesn't stop or keep me from posting, researching, and writing. I, for one, enjoy the Social Media space. Many of us do and think of having an audience. Most of that audience comes from platforms like Facebook and Twitter. That's good. That's a start. Be thankful you have an audience. It might not be quantity, so think quality.

Here's a story I picked up that goes along with what I am getting across.

Long ago, a band of minstrels lived in a faraway land. They traveled from town to town singing and playing their music in hopes of making a living. They had not been doing well financially, however. Times were hard and the common people had little money to spend on concerts, even though their fee was small.

 

The group met one evening to discuss their plight. "I see no reason for opening tonight, " one said. It's snowing and no one will come out on a night like this." Another said, "I agree. Last night we performed for just a handful. Even fewer will come tonight."

 

The leader of the troupe responded, "I know you are discouraged. I am too. But we have a responsibility to those who might come. We will go on. It is not the fault of those who come that others do not." 

 

Heartened by his words, the minstrels gave their best performance ever. After the show, the old man called his troupe to him again. In his hand was a note, handed to him by a member of the audience just before the door closed. Slowly the man read, "Thank you for a beautiful performance." It was signed simply, "Your King."

 

Learn Social Marketing to the Business Customer 

Have Mondays in the Sun


Keep concentrating and focusing on your Social Media presence. Discover the sunny side of social. You might just be surprised who is in the audience.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

pro vision board



How To Create Your Professional Vision Board

Visualizing has been around for centuries. Here's how to create and analyze your own vision board.



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