In my novel The 65th
Octave there are 65 families
trying to control the world, called the controllers. This is
not all fiction as you will see.
Have a series of families or organizations knitted together
to slowly take over the economies of the world?
I don't think so, not in the predetermined sense that some
conspiracy theorists suggest. I have heard that groups such
as the Illuminati, Tri-lateralists etc. have a century's long
plan to dominate every aspect of our wealth, culture and even
My observation from dealing with thousands of wealthy clients
does not let me quite believe this. My readers have great difficulties
simply trying to pass wealth from father to son much less a
whole system that can dominate the world. I find it hard to
believe in a system or plan that has enough cohesion to hang
together that long. The nature of humans is for our youngsters
to rebel. Those who try to dominate the world have kids with
more sense or less organization. I just doubt that some sinister
plan could last.
Yet the nature of mankind and commerce does create controllers
in every generation or through several generations. The controllers
keep changing, but there are always enough. I've meditated
on this for years.
Who is trying to control our lives, kids and how? As yet,
I haven't been able to come up with 65, but many more than
I like. Perhaps you can add a few as well!
Here are some controllers I see and what they want to do to
|Soft Drink Industry
||Steal our balance
|Fast Food Businesses
||Dull our tastes for life
|Put our defenses to sleep
|Bury our humanity
Reduce us to the lowest common denominator
|Rob us of our legs
Oil & Mining
|Burn our deepest wealth
|Tempt us with their laws
Unleash our lust for false comfort destroying
passion of the soul.
Upend the scales in our hearts.
|Limit our relation with God
|Tyrannize us with reason
|Freeze our ability to serve
|Burden us with debt
Choke our livelihood
Brewers and Distillers
|Remove joy and agony
|Tie us in fear
TV & Movie Producers
|Mummify our minds
|Suck our energy
|Herd us like sheep
|Lock us in a box
|Eliminate our Long Range View
These are some real controllers who through
nature of trade and human things create impressions which bombard
us from the
moment we can read and watch. This creates destructive fundamentals
that overwhelm most other factors that determine our wealth.
controllers, if we let them, have such power they destroy
most investors and consume their savings,
wealth and even potential earnings. They try to unleash their
destruction on us every
The problem is not how much money we earn either. Those with
high income occupations are more bombarded than most and not
especially less susceptible. Being wealthy requires more than
money. The more that comes in the more that goes out.
Fortunately there are some habits that can allow us to benefit
rather than be overwhelmed by the controllers.
Here are five of the habits we must have to
enjoy everlasting wealth.
Wealth Habit #1:
Live beneath our means
Everlasting Wealth Habit #2: Allocate time, energy and money
Everlasting Wealth Habit #3:
Desire financial independence more than a display of social
Everlasting Wealth Habit #4:
Be proficient in targeting market opportunity
Everlasting Wealth Habit #5:
Choose the right occupation
These goals might sound easy. However below you can learn
why 96.5% of the population fail to achieve these five wealth
First most people fail because the entire
western world is a high consumption environment. Simply put,
you see or do, every single day, is aimed at removing you not
only from the money you have, but from future money you will
earn. We are continually bombarded by pressures from every
side to spend more and more. To top this problem off if you
are the chief income earner, be aware your family, spouse and
kids, are also being tenaciously indoctrinated in some way
to spend money nearly every waking hour. If you have a family
with two children, the four of you are being relentlessly pounded,
day in and day out to spend, spend, spend!
Too simple? The popular T.V. shows today show
that most westerners want to be millionaires. Yet in this era
of abundance 96.5%
fail (about 3.5% of the western world's population are millionaires).
Even among those with high incomes, most never make the millionaire
status. For example there are many earners in the U.S. with
average incomes over US$200,000 per annum who are not only
far from being millionaires, but in terms of their lifestyle
they are actually poor!
This never ending battering to spend money comes in a horrendously
complex number of ferocious ways, especially for high earners.
The mass of this indoctrination simply wears us down. We are
drowned in a concept that we must have more and more. We are
blasted from every public source, radio, papers, television
and more. The message, have, have, have, spend, spend, spend!
Then the problem grows! If we have any success at all or are
in a profession such as medicine, law, accounting or in business,
we are expected to look, act, dress, and consume in certain
ways. Those who don't fall into line are shunned. Believe me
I see this every week when Merri and I walk into the local
stores in town driving my beat up Ford pickup and wearing a
work shirt and worn out jeans. Little does the sales person
who might look down on my image know! Yet our business or practice
can be hurt, even destroyed if we don't conform to this perfidious
demand. We are literally forced to jump through foolish hoops
into a never ending, downward spiraling rat race. Foolish-yes.
But how do we get off?
We are immersed, literally every hour, with subliminal advertising,
lied to and tricked with unexplained and hidden costs in practically
everything we do. There are hidden fees, hidden interest charges,
hidden credit card expenses and hidden taxes, fees and penalties
which jump out at our every turn.
Mentioning the word "taxes" moves us to the second
problem. Taxes and asset depletion (such as judgments from
lawsuits) can be the biggest expense category of all.
A sixth habit for everlasting wealth is learning how to avoid
and reduce (legally of course) taxes and the seventh habit
is knowing how to avoid the ravages of divorce, law suits,
bad partnerships, scams, etc.
Year in and year out, before we even make a penny, there are
fat cat bureaucrats and politicians, crooked lawyers and con
artists who have already figured how to plunder the bulk of
our efforts if we do not take care. They pre-spend our hard
earned money even before we start.
For example, if you live in the United States and pay average
income tax, you work from January through May for the Federal
tax man. But can you then start to work for yourself and your
family? Only after you take care of the state, city, county
and other tax men who continually clip away your pocket book
as well. Perhaps sometime after July you might actually begin
working for yourself. The deck is loaded against becoming a
millionaire. The more you earn, the higher taxes grow. Just
making more is not the answer. High earners in the U.S. are
ear-marked for lawsuits, tax audits and every type of trick
you can imagine.
These are the two problems we face from the Controllers. Are
there masters in the background directing all of this in some
insidious plot? This does not seem like it to me. But does
it matter? The end result is that these very simple problems
strangle most households around the world.
This does not have to happen to you! The real controller is
your inner self and if you adopt the five wealth habits above
and these two others, you can be enriched with ever lasting
First, learn to serve. From this day forward take up the motto, "Action
is thy duty Reward not thy concern." Let your care for
others, not "What's in it for me?" become your driving
force. If you truly develop a way to be of value, the finances
will always work themselves out.
Finally, follow your passion! This is your birthright, joyously
given by the only true controller. This free and wonderful
gift is the root of all true power. Live, work and play as
if this were your last day.
Until next message, good global investing & business!