Chronicle: The Everyday Reality Of Getting It Done

Every day you (anyone, for that matter) really get something done, it is genuinely an achievement. With that sentence, I begin this article. Reality is not an either/or thing, it comes down to what we are and what we genuinely do.

This is an article on getting things genuinely done, so I will not mince words.

Some people are like a Reuben Garrett Lucius “Rube” Goldberg cartoon when it comes to getting things genuinely done with a thousand steps to avoid real work, and ending up doing more work than if they had not avoided the work. They are real life poor, and sorry players at the game of life.

Some other people get straight through and work right, work efficiently, and are very direct in their approach. Those are the good players of the game of life worth saving and cherishing, their brilliance gets things done, in not just a reputation sense, but a genuine action taking sense of it.

A few other people get great. What do I mean by get great? Great is above the good as good is above the poor and sorry. I put great in this category, because, realistic greatness is a powerfully earned condition where that rare mastery really is achieved. Sure, the good is the good and the poor is the poor, but that is common. When I say great, I mean Steph Curry and Michael Jordan type basketball mastery, not just Dennis Rodman and Ron Artest/Metta World Peace good playing with antics just getting the job done to end this paragraph with a logically usable metaphor.

When the everyday reality of getting things done is great, things are genuinely taken to “the next level of reality” and not just a median good or the common poor. Sure, all conditions are a part and parcel of “getting it done”, but only the great, the rare great really advance things in life. The good can just do it, do it proficiently and go home satisfied with what they did.

The great people though take it to the next level, another level and advancement unlike the other levels of effort. Think deeply about this fact. I mean, greatness is desired, but for so many, the effort seems to be too much. Although it actually takes more effort to be a poor player in life, there is something that short circuits and falls short there and cannot even make good. After all, good work is done when the capability and desire are genuinely there to do it. Great work is done when you need and want deeply (in that order) to get past just poor or good. We all have a choice, we all have a desire, and we all have a reality to live and whatever the reality poor, good or great, all conditions are part of it all.

So, here is my solemn advice on becoming good or great or good then great. Five words: Get conscious. Control yourself genuinely.

I was reading a self-help book last night by Uell Stanley Andersen called “Success-Cybernetics”, at this writing I am on the third chapter again out of that fifteen chapter book. The whole book is about self-direction, self-control and understanding the big basic why behind self-direction and self-control with some funny anecdotes in-between. Sure, in some ways this book is more direct than the other things I have read of his like “Three Magic Words”, “The Secret of the Pyramids” and all of that and a little blunt for when it was written at times, but the message is clear: Get conscious. Control yourself genuinely. He and I use those five words in the same way and that is what the good and great have in common, they are those five words.

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Offshore Banking – Fiction Vs Fact

FICTION: Offshore banking can’t be that good because they can’t really pay the high interest rates they offer. If they could really pay those rates then U.S. banks would try to be competitive and have the same interest rates.

FACT: Examine closely the financial statements of any U.S. Bank. You will see that their “gross” profits against customer deposits can range from 25% to 40% — but — they have laws written in stone to limit the interest amount they can pay customers on their deposits. The U.S. banks place their earnings into unnecessary frills and non-productive expenditures like fancy buildings etc., while offshore banking facilities don’t do this and share their profits with their customers.

FICTION: Offshore banking isn’t regulated, so you are at risk of losing all money deposited with them.

FACT: The truth is that every country in the free world has regulations, rules and laws governing financial institutions and banks. Those regulations, rules, and laws, however, are much less restrictive than the “protectionist” U.S. banking regulations, rules, and laws and allow the offshore banking industry better opportunity to earn much greater profits for their investors and depositors.

FICTION: Offshore banking facilities are not insured by the F.D.I.C.

FACT: Some of the banks are but not that many. If they are, they must comply with the same protectionist banking regulations and rules as all the other F.D.I.C. insured banks. But, the majority of offshore banking facilities are insured; one way or another.

Depositor insurance programs similar to the F.D.I.C. program have been established in some countries, so that the banks in those countries have their deposits insured. Independent insurance companies insure the deposits of offshore banking facilities in other countries AND unlike the F.D.I.C., insure 100% of the banks deposits; not just those under $100,000. (By the way, some of the banks in the U.S. insure their deposits with independent insurance companies and many banks in the U.S. are not F.D.I.C. insured)

Offshore banking is “self-insured” for the most part which means those banks have a liquidity factor equal to 100% (or more) of the deposits on the books. Those banks have $1 (or more) in liquid assets for every $1 held on deposit. Therefore, there is no bank run because they can cover any depositor demand.

Self-insured offshore banking is actually more secure than F.D.I.C. insured U.S. banking. Why? Because the F.D.I.C. insured U.S. banks are permitted to maintain a liquidity factor equivalent to approximately 10 percent of their public deposits. (Is it any wonder why more U.S. banks fail each year than in any other country?)

Which kind of bank would you feel more safe having your money in? An offshore banking institution which as one dollar in cash for every dollar on deposit, or a U.S. bank which as ten cents in cash for every dollar that shows up on the deposit statement they give their clients?

FICTION: Offshore banking isn’t as big or strong as U.S. banking.

FACT: Of the strongest and largest big banks in the world (in assets), one bank ONLY is located in the United States:

Here are the safest offshore banks in the world, according to a ranking done in 2007 after examining their total assets in US dollars. This ranking is compiled from balance sheet information included on AllBanks.org

1 UBS AG Switzerland 2 Barclays UK 3 The Royal Bank of Scotland Group UK 4 Deutsche Bank AG Germany 5 BNP Paribas SA France 6 The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd Japan 7 ABN AMRO Holding NV Netherlands 8 Societe Generale France 9 Credit Agricole SA France 10 Bank of America NA USA

2008/2009 UPDATE AFTER THE FINANCIAL COLLAPSE OF 2008

Germany’s largest bank, Deutsche Bank AG, reported a fourth quarter loss of about $6.3 billion. A year earlier, the bank posted a profit of about $1.3 billion (1 billion euros), Bloomberg reported.

Royal Bank of Scotland is expected to post losses of as high as £1.7 billion.

Bucking the trend is a bank not even on the list above and that bank is Standard Chartered bank which is expecting to post profits of 1.3 billion pounds. I have a contact who can help you open an account at this bank for your company if you desire to do so. The account would be in Hong Kong.

Another bank I know about is rated AAA by an independent rating service and if you are not from the U.S. or if you are from the U.S. and have a foreign LLC or IBC to open the account with then you can deposit $15,000 and get involved in their borrow low and deposit high program which has earned depositors as much as 100% per year on their deposit. It is easy to open an account there.

FICTION: Offshore banking must not be very good, or more facilities would advertise their services in newspapers and magazines in the U.S.

FACT: Offshore banking in general is restricted by law from advertising in magazines, newspapers, radio and on T.V. unless they come under the same protectionist rules and regulations that are placed upon U.S. banks. Knowing that, you should be cautious about doing business with any offshore banking facility that publicly advertises in the U.S. media. Because you can be very sure that they have sold-out to the U.S. banking establishment and that establishment will end up selling you out to those who make the rules.

FICTION: Offshore banking is only for the wealthy.

FACT: About 25 years ago, that may have been true. But I know of about three offshore banking facilities that will allow you to open an account for as little as $500. One of these is in the Asia, another in Europe, and another in Latin America.

FICTION: Opening an account at an offshore banking facility is too difficult, and it is very difficult to get a withdrawal when you need it.

FACT: Opening an account at an offshore banking facility is easy because you just follow the instructions they give to you. Getting your money out only requires a request that you fax or email with an attachment included.

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