Meir Ezra Parents: Our Greatest Supporters

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“Children are indebted to their parents for their upbringing — if the parents did so. While some parents are so fiercely independent that they will accept no return on the obligation, it is nevertheless true that there often comes a time when it is the turn of the younger generation to care for their parents.” — L. Ron Hubbard from The Way to Happiness

How much did your parents pay to raise you? How much did they pay for your food, clothing, medical care, dental care, housing, child care and so on?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, raising a child currently costs from $124,800 to $249,180. Up to a quarter-million dollars! For some of our parents, raising us was a major financial burden.

Some children say, “I don’t like how my parents raised me. They ruined my life. I owe them nothing!” Even if true, we must remember this:

“One cannot overlook the fact that almost always, parents are acting from a very strong desire to do what they believe to be best for the child. In spite of all, one must remember that they are the only parents one has. And as such, no matter what, one should honor* them and help them.” — L. Ron Hubbard

Ten Ways to Honor and Help The People Who Raised You

  1. Always remember Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and their birthdays.
  1. Talk to them or visit them on a regular basis.
  1. Be generous with them.
  1. Share your successes.
  1. Stop asking them to solve your problems.
  1. Treat them with respect and courtesy at all times.
  1. Ensure they have the healthcare insurance and long-term care arrangements they might need.
  1. Get your brothers, sisters, nephews, nieces and children to honor and help them.
  1. As they reach the ends of their lives, ensure they are as happy and comfortable as possible.
  1. Thank them for raising you, teaching you and helping you start your adult life.

Summary

To be a huge success, you need all areas of your life to be in good shape. If you have a strained relationship with your parents, it will pull you down to a degree. If you have a wonderful relationship with your parents, it will give you a solid support base on which you can build your success.

 

Meir Ezra Love & Mistakes

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A big mistake people are making is that they think they learn from experience… you don’t!

People that divorce will keep having bad relationship.

People that fail in business keep failing in business.

People don’t learn from mistakes. And, it applies to parents too!

Parents do not learn from their mistakes or their parents’ mistakes, and so parents do not improve as parents.

I know it is shocking BUT it is true.

Now what we do know is that parents love their children.

When you love someone you want to do for them what you consider is good.

And that is the MISTAKE.

What you consider is good for you is NOT what ACTUALLY is good for your child.

Why?

You don’t know – no one gave you any play book on how to raise kids.

And that’s why the GP Parent Academy exists – we supply the play book for raising children…

Want to learn more?

Contact Aneissa: aneissa@guaranteedprosperityint.com

 

Much Love,

Meir Ezra

Founder, GP Parent Academy

http://www.gpparentacademy.com/

 

 

Meir Ezra: The Power of Intention

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“If you intend something to happen, it happens, if you intend it to happen. Verbalization* is not the intention. The intention is the carrier wave which takes the verbalization along with it.” — L. Ron Hubbard(*verbalization: expressing oneself in words.)

When you use the correct level of intention in your communication, people pay attention to you For example, you are in a busy clothing store and need a clerk’s help. With poor intention, you might wait all day. But with strong intention, you look at the clerk, his head whips around and he asks if he can help you.

When you add firm intention to your communication, you get better results.

For example, if you tell your children to clean up their rooms with weak intention, they continue to play around. If you tell them to clean their rooms with strong intention, they clean their rooms.

Intention at Work

Your job is easier when you use the correct amount of intention.

For example, a coworker named Chris likes to complain to you. Chris says, “I hate this crappy chair.” “This weather is horrible.” “Oh no, here comes Mr. Big again.”

Tolerating or avoiding Chris resolves nothing. Your workplace remains stressful.

Yet if you look Chris in the eye and say, “Chris, stop complaining,” you enjoy some wonderful results – if your intention is strong enough. It does not matter how loudly or softly you speak as verbalization has nothing to do with it. Your intention powers your statement.

A salesperson, with a strong intention to sell, gets more sales. A service representative, with a strong intention to make customers happy, makes customers happy. A job applicant, with a strong intention to land the job, gets the job.

A manager with poor intention gets little cooperation and eventually fails. However, a manager with strong intention, finds that his or her employees usually do what they were hired to do.

Meir Ezra: Your Health and Happiness

You may have heard that to succeed, you need to adjust yourself to the world around you. Examples:

“You’d better get used to it as that’s the way it is.” “To be happy, you must compromise.” “Don’t make waves!”

Yet, to succeed, you must take a different approach.

“Man succeeds because he adjusts his environment to him, not by adjusting himself to the environment.” — L. Ron Hubbard

You decide what you want and how you want it. You take an active role. You change the world around you.

Think of the most successful people you know. Do they mold themselves to fit in? Or do they change the world around them?

As well as determining your success, your ability to adjust your environment also determines your health and happiness.

“So long as an individual maintains his own belief in his ability to handle the physical universe and organisms about him and to control them if necessary or to work in harmony with them, and to make himself competent over and among the physical universe of his environment, he remains healthy, stable and balanced and cheerful.” — L. Ron Hubbard

Jack and Jill

Jack tries to get along and not cause trouble. His neighbor plays loud rock-and-roll music all night long, so Jack buys ear plugs. Jack hates leaving his apartment as the building lobby is full of boxes and junk; he just steps around the mess. His co-worker makes Jack pick him up for work each day with no compensation, “. . . since you drive near my house anyway.” Each year, he develops some kind of illness or needs an operation. After 25 years at the same company, Jack is only making $22 per hour, but he does not mind as his company gives him good health insurance. At the age of 51, Jack gets cancer and dies.

Jill moves into Jack’s vacant apartment and can’t sleep because of the loud music. She calls the neighbor and works out an agreement so the neighbor plays music all day while she works, but won’t at night. Jill convinces this neighbor and a few of the other tenants to spend a few hours cleaning up the lobby and the entry; they even wash the sidewalk and plant some flowers. Although Jill has earned several management promotions and pay increases at her company, she decides to start her own business and makes it successful. She soon buys the apartment building and takes over the top floor for herself. Jill is never ill and at the age of 78, still spends a few hours each week working at her company.

Obviously, Jack adjusts himself to the environment while Jill adjusts the environment to herself. Are you more like Jack or Jill?

Meir Ezra : Leadership Success

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You are a leader, even if not officially. People follow your example, learn from you, want to know your opinions and so on. Constantly improving your leadership skills is essential to your success.

Most people have the wrong idea about leadership. For example, car salesman Jim was promoted to the Sales Manager position. During his first week as manager, he decided to show everyone who was boss.

Jim cracked the whip. He held a meeting and told the other sales people, “I want 10 cars sold today or someone will get fired!”

The sales people ran around looking busy and avoiding Jim. Everyone tried to force customers to buy cars, but car sales dropped.

Jim yelled even louder. “You can’t sell cars by pressuring customers, you idiots! Now get out there and sell these stupid cars!”

After a month of this, his two best sales people quit. Sales dropped even further.

Jim said, “I can’t believe this! What am I doing wrong?”

Five Bad Leadership Attitudes

Like many new managers, Jim had these five wrong ideas:

  1. “Because I’m the manager, you better respect me . . . or else!”
  2. “People are lazy; I have to force them to work.”
  3. “I’m superior to everyone. I can do anything I want.”
  4. “If you work for me, you need to kiss my butt.”
  5. “If you don’t like how I run things, you can leave.”

Because of these attitudes, Jim’s sales people were selling fewer cars and looking for other jobs. If Jim did not change his attitude, he would also be looking for a new job soon.

Just in time, Jim learned this vital fact about management.

Leadership Success

A Key to Leadership Success

“I believe that to command is to serve and only gives one the right to serve.” — L. Ron Hubbard

At first Jim said, “What? I’m supposed to serve others? How ridiculous!”

But then he thought it through. A lightbulb above his head flashed on.

“If I SERVE my staff members by teaching them about sales and cars, they know how to sell better.”

“If I SERVE my staff members with kindness and courtesy, they treat customers better!”

“If I’m here to SERVE my team, I don’t force them to make sales, I help them make sales.”

Meir Ezra: Work and Money

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What do people really work for? Money? Security? Service? Family stability? Social recognition?

We can go on and on with the many reasons why people choose the kind of work they do. Some are motivated by the desire to serve others in spite of the low pay or the lack of it. Some work to simply savor the joys of doing work, as in the arts or in religious service. For others, much money as well as the chance to spread around the blessings it brings pushes them on to work at their jobs. And there are others who do not care about the money but simply work as long as they are able to bring something to the family table.

In general, however, people work and do not care much about what they can contribute to the lives of other people. They may work in a shoe factory and realize what they do somehow affects or benefits the lives of other people; but they have no illusions of causing great changes in the lives of others. Nor do they have the desire to reach out to the people they serve to find out how they may make their lives better.

Most people simply work and find simple satisfaction in knowing that what they do is valuable; but what matters at the end of the day is the pay they receive after their work is done. It does sound depressing although it happens millions of times throughout the world. Only a few people go out of their way to find ways to make more money so that they can bring more benefits to others or create difference in the lives of people they may not know.

Money, after all, is merely a tool. Even without much of it, a person can still cause great changes in the way people live. Unfortunately, in the modern world, it is quite impossible to reach out to people without the financial capability to feed, clothe, employ, teach or heal people. Charitable institutions ask for donations in order to pursue their noble work. Writers and musicians have to sell their works so that they can create more works of beauty.

Whatever a person does in life depends on his or her deepest motivations in life, whether it is for money or personal gain or for duty or service to others. The color of money is as varied as the intentions of the heart. But we can certainly try to judge the color of people’s hearts by the kind of work they do, the kind of money they make, the kind of lives they live and the kind of lives they influence.

Meir Ezra has shared his knowledge and insights on work and money to numerous people who attend his seminars at Guaranteed Prosperity. Do visit his website and learn more about his practical seminars.

Meir Ezra: The Secret to Perpetual Youth

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The Internet, in general, has made many of us appreciate being young again. YouTube allows us to listen to old music or watch old movies that make us feel like teenagers again. Facebook connects us with childhood friends we have lost touch with for many years. The Web practically gives us the ability and freedom to enjoy more jokes, gain more education and wisdom and read more books.

There seems to be a surge in spending more time enjoying life using technology or seeing more of our world and appreciating culture and nature, making us feel more energetic and somehow younger in our bodies and our minds. Or so it seems. We may have found the fountain of youth, especially if we consider the flood of new and old information regarding the value of organic or natural food we have neglected for so many years and which our elders considered as their staple food that made them live longer lives without the supplements or medical advantages we have today.

Maybe the ability to enjoy life is the secret we may have lost in our rush to build modern civilizations that isolate people from their natural roots and their normal connection to the simple and good things in life. By that, we mean work, especially the mechanical or tedious tasks we do daily, has destroyed our innate desire and propensity to savor every moment of living in the same way that birds and animals do even when they seem to be foraging for food or striving to survive.

Yes, “playing” in the Internet, whether it be doing games or “liking” viral photos or videos, may be often done on the sly during office hours or while stuck in traffic, allowing people to escape the harsh realities of existence. Yet, it still speaks much of the normal urge of all people to lighten the load that they bear on any ordinary working day. So much so that we see droves of people head out to the country on weekends or even to the mall to splurge on the happiness or recreation they missed during the entire work week.

Rest and recreation has become such a prime commodity these days that we talk of mini-vacations we can take while surfing on our smartphones or dozing off on an office sofa. Work has made us feel so old and tired that we aim to recover our youth as much as we can with as many ways we can think of, whether it through yoga, painting, a movie, biking or chatting real-time or virtually.

And many do it, not really to regain their youth consciously but simply to unwind or to be diverted from stressful living. Children used to be immune to boredom and tiredness. They had energy for endless play; lately, however, they have shown tendencies to be easily bored especially when separated from their tablets or their Play Stations. Sleep used to be their only means of rest and real recreation.

When we were young, we made our own toys and invented our own games. There was not a place for boredom or lack of real playtime – that is, playtime using our hands, feet, body and mind.  People knew how to be young then. We rested to recreate once more. Today, we may have more varieties of games and toys; but we have less understanding and appreciation for remaining truly perpetually young. We rest but cannot seem to recreate ourselves, physically and emotionally. We are growing old much faster today.

Meir Ezra, head of Guaranteed Prosperity, can help you regain your bearing in life and maintain youthful energy through practical and easy seminars. Visit their website and learn more.

Meir Ezra’s Seminar on Financial Expansion

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A three-day seminar under Meir Ezra promises to provide participants the capability to manage the financial health of a company, a nation or an individual.  Ezra believes that simply following the basic laws of finance will allow any person to control money and make prosperity a reality.

One thing about reading Meir Ezra’s website, one eventually becomes convinced that much of the things regarding work and success which we consider difficult or complicated appear so simple and easy to achieve. So it is with finance which is a rather challenging problem to many people who invariably encounter money issues, big or small.

This three-day seminar is intended to impart the precise techniques of handling your finances and achieving success. Learning the rules of prosperity will make each person an active producer of wealth and not a victim of need.

Ezra hopes to teach the reality about building wealth, the steps used by successful people in maintain a high level of productivity, how to achieve the ability to acquire or buy anything you want, how to manage expenses, how to enhance profit, how to ascertain that you and your organization spend within your budget, and how to earn the money you will spend for any need you have.

Here is an outline of the seminar:

  • How to remove money worries
  • How to make more money than what you have
  • How to eliminate your debts
  • How to make money easy to obtain
  • How to regain money you have lost
  • How you can fix any difficult monetary problem you have right now

Having the confidence to control finances brings so much power to a person’s life. And without that power, it would be difficult to attain a high level of security and happiness in a fast-changing world. We can be victors and not victims if we can gain the right knowledge in financial management.

Meir Ezra: How to Improve Efficiency

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One of the simplest yet wisest concepts of time comes from Meir Ezra and it goes like this:

What is the one thing we wish we could control better? What is the only thing you lose every single moment and can never get back…

Time!

Time is actually just a decision. If you do in one day A, and the next day you do the same A and also you do B, you effectively created time. If a one hour job took you thirty minutes, you created time. If you tightened up your day to create another spare hour, you of course created time!

And he is 100% right when he adds that everyone has the same number of hours in which to live and do what we have to do; yet phenomenally successful people such as Bill gates, Warren Buffet and Michael Jordan seem to have more hours to their day. Ezra believes they do actually have more time in their hands.

Efficiency does matter, if we only knew what it truly is and how we can achieve it in our own individual lives. Ezra defines efficiency or efficacy as “minimum action with maximum reaction”.

Just how do we obtain maximum action with minimum reaction? How do we comprehend efficiency completely such that we can be like those people mentioned above and gain success and recognition according to our own abilities and ambitions.

Ezra believes there is but “ONE correct way to be efficient and fifty one incorrect ways”. Moreover, he stands by the principle that anyone can acquire competence, another close word to efficiency which he defines as “the ability to do what you do when you are doing it.”

In short, knowing the many other wrong ways of being inefficient as well as the one simple way of achieving efficiency resolve the whole issue at hand and can make any person become the most efficient person he or she can be. Doing so will bring success and prosperity through multiplying the most valuable resource we can have in life – time!

A three-day seminar under Meir Ezra and his staff will teach the following vital principles:

  • How we can properly achieve efficiency
  • How people mismanage time (the 51 incorrect ways)
  • How to properly accomplish tasks that need to be done
  • How to maximize your use of time in each day
  • How to imitate the work habits of the most famous and successful personalities
  • How to make people you know also efficient
  • How to obtain productive results.
  • How to deal with people who take away your time
  • How to properly schedule your day.
  • How to achieve high productivity
  • How to deal with people who are unproductive
  • How to manage people who produce more problems than solutions

Many people live through life wasting their lives, their time and their potential for success and happiness. Efficiency is not something taught early in many circles in life. Perhaps, many things we learned from our childhood, we simply learned from the way our parents learned them from their own parents and back into time.

It is time to take control of our lives and our time and make our dreams come true.

Being a Leader is Like Being a Teacher

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Remember the book written by a person who said that everything he needed to learn he learned in kindergarten? Well, he was right! Why? Because every teacher is a leader in his or her own right. And so, to become a good leader, you have to know how to be a good teacher.

Here are the tips to becoming a true leader through the mind of a teacher:

  1. Learn first what you need to teach or pass on to your people

No teacher can give something he or she does not have. It is a basic law of Nature and life. A tree cannot give fruits unless it makes them. And the tree, in turn, cannot give unless the soil gives the necessary nutrients the tree needs. At the same time, the soil will not give anything unless it got its nutrients from animals and from rocks and rivers that provide minerals. All of Nature and life works because someone or something gave first.

What does a leader give to those under him or her? Find them out and then give them.

  1. Teaching is more fun for students when the teacher is also having fun

We all hated terror teachers and avoided them like the plague. In fact, we had nightmares because of them. So with managers or bosses who terrorize employees. If you want to be an effective leader, be a friend first and make people comfortable with your presence and your personality. Everybody loves a winner. Ad if you can win the friendship of people, you can gain their confidence and their trust. And people love to work with someone who takes everything in stride – that is, when the going gets tough, you would want the leader to be around to guide you. It was always comforting to have a teacher who could answer your questions, whether stupid questions or clever ones.

  1. A firm teacher need not be a feared teacher

This is related to the previous one; however, it has the added idea of making people realize that at times the leader has to set the bar high on certain issues – such as breaking office policies or rules that could lead to the disruption of organizational or social harmony. When moral issues arise, in particular, the leader who imposes rigid compliance to integrity or decency will have a better chance of instilling discipline and stability to the ship than one who wavers or dilly-dallies.

We always loved our teachers in elementary school who were firm but loving and strict but kind to us all in spite of our misbehavior. A true leader knows when to be flexible and when to expect compliance.

  1. Tests are meant to be difficult; make them serve their purpose

Written tests end in school, although office seminars at times still utilize them. Nevertheless, tests, in general, will always be the best tool for evaluating the performance of workers. Sales personnel are tested according to their ability to produce by in terms of volume of sales. It is a numbers game, after all. But more than that, even sales people also have to promote not just a product but the values of a company. A top sales person may leave a company; but the goodwill he or she may have developed in favor of the company will remain. Loyal clients will want to patronize your products because one of your own people made a good pitch for the company’s products.

In college, we knew who were the most-preferred teachers to enroll under. Not just those who gave high grades but those who taught well and left you happy you studied under him or her. How many people have you heard who said they were proud to be students of the best professor in a certain university?  How many old soldiers were proud to have served under General Patton?

  1. Finally, teachers are the best role-models for successful living

Even when we grow old, we still remember and pay respect to our truly noble teachers in our school years. They helped to guide us all the way to our adulthood. In the same sense, leaders are our surrogate-parents in the path to a successful professional life as well as a secure retirement period. The true leader desires the success for his or her people in and out of the work environment. For the company does not exist apart from the overall environment it serves and works within.

The effective leader, therefore, is as much concerned with sales output or prompt delivery of products as he or she is with happy and secure personnel who have successful families and well-behaved children.

In the end, teachers have served unending lines of generations from the beginning of time until now because they themselves are the first and best leaders we have. If you have never taught a class before but have people under you who depend on your leadership abilities, consider yourself a teacher, first and foremost.

Meir Ezra and his company, Guaranteed Prosperity, conduct seminars to train people to become effective leaders. Check out their website today.

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