June 18, 2011

Gestation period.

     Anything worthwhile having is well worthwhile waiting for. I wouldn't mind a dollar for every time my mother said that to me as I was growing up. Fifty years on she had changed it to 'good things come to those who wait.'

      Anything worthwhile is going to take time, to find the ideal partner, to get a degree (a doctorate takes a bit longer.), to have and raise children, to create financial freedom.

      That's what Economic Vision is all about. There is a very different view of what we do purely as a result of writing a book. You'll know when the time is right.  The first forty pages of the Economic Vision book was written over several years. Then one Christmas inspiration struck and in the next ten days the bulk of it was completed.

      That journey has been a steep learning curve, with insights and benefits that I could not have imagined three or four year ago.

      The process of writing, publishing and promoting something as personal as a book will test the author, while at the same time creating a path to personal inner freedom through self expression. 

      A fellow author commented that a book is like a child and without elaborating I have to agree.

         So why was Economic Vision written?

         Partly out of frustration over the constraints of the financial services industry and partly out of seeing what people really needed to know. There are many guru's who will promote the idea that they can teach you how to make a lot of money or cashflow. The sad truth is that we don't have the basic expertise to even know where to begin.

         It's a bit like having someone who has been preparing meals for their family for many years provide you with a recipe. Yet without the experience and finessing that they have gained chances are your results will be very different to theirs.

           However if you spent time with them, guiding you through the process and with more practise, soon the results would improve, dramatically.

           So to with the recipe or formula that creates financial freedom. 

           It's going to take time. Some things such as thinking will need to change. There will be times when you don't know the answers and that is where some simple guidance can redirect your thinking and actions onto the correct path.

      Of course the more something is practised, the more it becomes intuitive or second nature. That's where the real magic begins.

       Lesson one is always going to be a reality check of the present so that the future can be planned on a sound footing. Good planning means better informed decisions, which in turn means more appropriate actions and therefore a faster track to goal.

         This is what I set out to achieve in writing Economic Vision and creating the learning forum that can support those who want to pursue the goal of personal freedom.

June 3, 2011

Why: It's Important.

If you've ever wondered why companies and governments don't do things in a way that seems to make sense it's probably because they base their way of doing things on outmoded, cumbersome systems.

We're now eleven years into the 21st century and in the midst of what is undoubtedly one one the greatest changes in recorded history. With the advent of the Internet in 1989 the information age began. 

Whole new ways of doing things, faster, more efficiently and leading to huge sociological changes. The technology that allows instant communication with almost anyone, almost anywhere in the world was science fiction in the 1960's as the last of the baby boomers were born.

I don't need to elaborate further on the advances and advantages of being i/t literate. But as I stated in Economic Vision it can be a toy or a tool. At a recent seminar the smart phone was described as being a billion times more powerful than that of mainframes thirty five years ago. The analogy was the expanded only fifteen years from now when computing power a billion times more powerful than the smart phone will be contained in a drop of blood.

The significance of this is that 'old' systems cannot hope to compete with this sort of growth in capability.

In this age the 'job' as we know it will disappear. As society evolves as a result of this shift we can either embrace the trends and enjoy a quality of both life and lifestyle or be left wondering what it really is all about.

Change is the only constant in life, indeed in the universe. Therefore we need to 'get good' at adapting to and embracing change, without losing the values that allowed us to have relative peace and prosperity for the last almost seventy years.

Overcoming the need to exist in financial servitude creates as freedom to explore or individual potential and from that have a positive influence on family, community, country and eventually the whole world.

The mission of Economic Vision is to assist and encourage the pursuit of both personal excellence and compassionate outreach.