Thursday, March 1, 2018

10 Entrepreneur Vibration Thinking

Why are entrepreneurs unique? They don’t go along to get along. They see a need and find a way to capitalize on it. How does that idea vibrate into a profit making venture? Meditate on these vibes:

1.            Make peace with your past, so it won’t screw up the present.

2.            It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

3.            Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

4.            If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

5.            Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but worry? God never blinks.

6.            Take a deep breath; it clams the mind.

7.            Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

8.            Whatever doesn’t kill you really does me you stronger.

9.            It’s never too late to happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

10.          When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

February 14th is Valentine’s Day

Do NOT Marry Someone Until You Can Honestly Answer These 10 Questions

You *must* have these internal conversations before walking down the aisle. Maybe you've been together a while and are considering taking a big step, or perhaps you just started seeing one another and aren't sure if you should stay the course. Whatever your situation, a check-in is never a bad thing. Read on for 10 tough questions to ask about your relationships before moving forward.

1. Is for better or worse making me better or worse?

Does your partner encourage you to be your best self, or does he or she get intimidated by any triumphs and feel more secure when you're not putting your best foot forward?

2. Do we really accept one another?

There will always be things you want to change about the people in your life, but no one should be in a situation where they feel they aren't allowed to be authentic and accepted as the unique, special (yet flawed) person they are.

3. Who am I?

How can you know if your partner is a good match if you have no idea who you are?

4. Am I happy to be in this relationship?

The idea of sharing a life together is not to find someone to complete you or make you happy. But let's face it: being unhappy at home can seep into other areas of your life . . . and fast. If you're always fighting or just generally not feeling great about your twosome, it doesn't mean you have to bail out (counseling might be a good option) but marrying someone in the hope that it changes things is a bad, bad idea.

5. Am I feeling trapped?

Do you really want to be in this relationship the majority of the time or do you find yourself wishing for a way out? Do you stay because you've invested time or are you really invested in your mate?

6. What am I doing to hold us back?

Maybe you could be more attentive, more thoughtful, quicker to let things go, or the first to bring up going to counseling. Whatever it is, take this as your sign to step up.

7. Is this relationship balanced?

Do you feel you're both on the same page in terms of compromise, care, support and sacrifice? Or is one of you doing most of the giving while the other just sits with their hand out?

8. Can we have fun together?

Have you ever seen two people sit across from one another in silence at brunch as though they are being forced to walk through their day together? Not. fun.

9. Can we have fun apart?

Co-dependency ain't cute, y'all.

10. Why am I in this relationship?

Is it because you respect, love, trust, and value the person you are with? Or because you're afraid of being alone, worried about finances, or have built a life you're scared to leave?

Saturday, January 6, 2018

The benefits of Bitt Coin

By Janice K. Maxwell

Multiple streams of income is no longer an option, it is a necessity. Entrepreneur must be a way of life for islanders and diasporans.  No longer are companies hiring for 40 years. Flexibility is the new paradigm in the working world. In today’s working world many companies are only employing part time or contracting the work. Getting paid for service rendered has a new paradigm shift from standard currency. 

Bitt coin distribution will be cheaper, faster and better for the Caribbean community.  It allows for value transfer to occur digitally. These new financial transfer companies will look at the fundamental legacy based systems that serve a monetary purpose and make the system more efficient. It will be more stable and mobile transfer with integrity. Technology now comes to the world of finance in the Caribbean with ease.

Bitcoin is a pair to pair electronic cash system that went through a process using electricity. No one person or entity has full control; therefore, making it transferable and accountable. It serves as a network protocol i.e http, smtp and as a value system. This became a store of wealth and was designed around deflationary principles. Only 21 million bit coins will ever exist over a 64 year period. Bit coin is an open source program that was released on the internet that a community built around and it started to serve a purpose that create good utility for consumers. Every sequence that the bit goes through will do so on a block chain.

This is a series of transactions that is chronologically timed stamped one after the other and stored in a container called the block chain, which produces a block chain. That block is tied to other blocks. The next chronical block is in the form of a math sequence called merkle roots. This means everyone will have the same uniform ledger that can not be altered or destroyed. It also means that central banks can issue out their national currency digitally on the block chain. Digital cash issuance means you can prove the validation process. Consumers can get their goods using digital dollars visa vie having money on their mobile phones. This will reduce on the fees that take away from the actual amount of remittance that was originally sent as well as reduction in time for the funds to be available.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Money Programs

What is a money program? Are there specific rules? The money program will solve an issue and open doors for you. This will be determined by your passion.

                Who or what makes you feel enough passion for motivation? That special sensation is a clue to how you will utilize a money program. Your emotions are a clue to your priorities. Do you know what they are? Here are 7 rules to adhere to a money program:

1.       Set goals. i.e. I am going to save 10% of all my revenue streams

2.       Plan your money ideas in writing. Yes, you can dream it in your mind but put it in writing to give you something tangible.

3.       Giving unlocks abundance; call it karma or tiding. You can only receive with an open hand
4.       Automate your investing. On every payday, have your  check deduct a set amount and place in investing .

5.       Stop worrying. What good will that does for your spirit? Say to yourself “ more money is part of my blessing”

6.       Learn your credit score.  It’s free!  Trans Union and Euquifax will send your credit score once a year.

7.       Always keep an eye out for new income streams for it is never too late to be an entrepreneur.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

7 Things you do to improve your chances of becoming employed

Do you have an adventures spirit? How flexible are you in terms of changing careers? One never knows. If you want to try something different, apply these techniques.

1.       Relocation, if you’re not married or have school age children. Think about moving. There are less job options in Chicago, IL but a lot more work to be found in Atlanta GA.

2.       Join Linkedin. You name it, all the heavy hitters are there and so should you.

3.       Attend job fairs. This is more effective than ads in the newspaper or online job sites. The recruiter will have a direct connection with you face to face, which is you advantage to make a good impression.

4.       Do you have a passport? Counties like Dubai and 3rd world countries are an entrepreneurs dream.

5.       Get on social media. It is no longer a site for you to search for friends or a lost love. Brands such as Apple or BMW all have a social media presence, so why not you?

6.       Increase you resume submission to more than 4 per day.

7.       Get affiliated with professional organizations

Monday, October 2, 2017

Making Jamaica A Better Place

Written Dr. John Lennon

Jamaica is in a dire and deteriorating position. Remittances save those lucky enough to have relatives abroad but for the less fortunate life is a daily struggle for survival. What do you do if your child needs a US$180 MIR scan? Medical treatments are out of reach of many. The growth in crime is not a surprise since our growth industries are poverty and desperation.

I believe that if we reduce our fuel bills we could redirect hundreds of millions of USD to education, health, roads etc. Last year our fuel bill was US$4.75 billion. Also, for meaningful change to occur the diaspora must be involved in our decision making. What they're doing works for the few.
My name is Dr John Lennon (born during Beatlemania). I'm a British expatriate living in Montego Bay. I was born in the UK but spent my teenage years in Clarendon. My passions are education and the environment and I want to build the first waste-to-energy plant on the island. The electricity generated would be sold to the grid and the profits used for education. This would be the first step towards the creation of a transparent renewable energy industry: paying a living wage and all profits for the people.

Making a difference
A wise person said "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". I wanted to make a difference so I sold my UK home with plans to finance a solar facility at a school. The leasing proposal would have saved thousands of US dollars every month. My home was my pension but the rental income benefited only me, so this was a better arrangement:
I'd employ someone to clean/manage two beaches. Every year 2000 students would benefit. The school would inherit the facility on my death. The project did not transpire. I contacted 6 schools and at the time of writing they are all on the grid. 

Jamaica's energy goals investors first....
Our leaders have been pursuing energy alternatives since the 1970s which is logical since fuel is by far the greatest contributor to the cost of our electricity. It is around 75% of our bills and our rates are amongst the highest worldwide. This is a perpetual problem for most people and for economic growth. Hence targeting cheap, clean fuels should be the goal.

Jamaica receives enough sunshine to supply approximately 5 times our annual energy requirement but 40 years later we generate only 3% of it from solar. An administration of a decade ago stated that savings of US$60 million per annum could be generated from waste-to-energy. So we should be saving hundreds of millions annually: sunshine and organic waste are free.  China recently connected a US$52 million 50 MW solar array to their grid (free fuel) but here investors are constructing a US$330 million natural gas 190 MW power plant ($$$ fuel). Analyze those numbers. So we're committed to expensive, fossil fuel electricity. Here, investors come first and the people and the planet come last. 

Here are some alternative solutions:
We generate the finance for a waste-to-energy plant then grants and low interest loans would be seek for expansion and other projects. The objectives: real job creation; improved waste management: less burning of garbage, less landfill and cleaner environment; solar powered schools so increased spending on education; solar powered street lighting (we owe over US$35m to JPS) and government buildings (annual bills over US$100m ) and vast savings including a reduction in the fuel bill. Cheaper electricity will help the majority and promote growth & jobs. Greener electricity will aid tourism and help the planet. Improved education will create a better and fairer society.

We need change
All of the above should have been done years ago. It is inexcusable. Now the parliamentarians are waiting for investors to create the waste-to-energy industry. Their industry will be low wages and profits benefiting the few so it is essential that we step in - facilities in every parish, jobs, recycling. You can read more and contact me at:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Save the Cock Pit Country

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