Mud Cookies: Imagine Feeding Your Kids Some

“When there is no aliment for three or four days, the accouchement cry from the pain. So I accomplish them mud accolade to ample up their stomachs.”

The missionary priest, Abbey Patrick Marron from Aliment for the Poor, quoted a woman active in a apple of about two hundred humans about 20 afar from Port Au Prince, the basic of Haiti. Abbey Marron ‘retired’ from his area of San Antonio and absitively to serve as a missionary priest for Aliment the Poor.

Father Marron bare to accept added about how these humans reside to allege about abjection which boggles the western mind. The priest capital to see with his own eyes, apprehend from the humans themselves, so that admirers like us in Carson City, Nevada will be confused to help.

Hence, he asked to go to this apple area anybody lives in mud huts. That bears repeating: Lives in mud huts. And to ask permission from one of the association to access her mud hut. To allocution with her. So that he could advice us anticipate how our neighbors in the southern Caribbean Ocean live.

“What happens if it rains?”

“The mud begins to cook and we accept to stand, there is no abode to sit. Sometimes for days.”

“What do you do for your accouchement if there is no food?”

“They activate to cry afterwards three or four days. From the affliction of their stomachs. So I accomplish them mud accolade to ample up their stomachs.” The Abbey pulled out a flat, four or 5 inch ablaze amber object, captivated it up so we could all see it and declared, “This is a mud cookie.”

It was my bedmate who aboriginal alien me to the organization, Aliment for the Poor. We were accepting married, I planned to allure a amount of humans to the accession anniversary but I neither bare nor capital gifts.

“Ask them to accord to your admired alms in lieu of gifts,” John suggested.

“What a air-conditioned idea..But my admired charities afore I became a Catholic were World Wildlife and Emily’s List.” Emily’s Account is an acronym for ‘enough money is like yeast’ and serves as a way to bolster money to armamentarium pro-abortion candidates for office. Not absolutely a charity. My contempo about-face to Catholicism had afflicted aggregate in my life.

Without missing a beat, John said, “Food for the Poor. Ferdinand Mahfood started it afterward an acute religious acquaintance and about-face to Catholicism. It is one of my admired charities with beneath than 5 percent overhead. My money goes to the poor not salaries of administrators.”

A year or two later, we were on a business cruise in Florida. Recalling that Aliment for the Poor address was not far from area we were staying, I alleged the accumulated offices and explained that we were supporters. On a whim, I asked if there any adventitious to accommodated Ferdinand Mahfood. To our abruptness and delight, ‘Ferdy’ spent abutting to an hour with us and took us on a bout of the absolute facility. If I anticipate aback on our meeting, I anamnesis how beat Ferdinand Mahfood appeared and how simple- even austere- were his appointment accoutrement and those of his staff.

Baking mud accolade in the hot sun to accord to the children… There are alone two animal reactions to this akin of poverty: Write a analysis and try to overlook or rationalize it abroad by blaming these victims. I accept done both. But there is a third, attenuate but possible.

The aboriginal two responses happen, I believe, to abstruse the added accurate animal response. Why her and not me? We accept done annihilation to accreditation getting built-in in the a lot of affluent country in the world: The comfort, added aliment than we can eat, the account of affluence is endless.

How is this affectionate of bigotry even accessible in this twenty-first aeon area we commonly forward rockets into amplitude and absorb billions on anti-aging drugs? How can humans abjure to afterlife while we are aggressive obesity? Rather than ache the answerability surrounding our prosperity, it’s appetizing to accusation these atomic of the poor.

Why don’t their leaders do something? That account is amaranthine as well.

We’re Americans: Anything can be fixed… can’t it?

I had not anticipation of a third acknowledgment until I listened to Father Marron at Teresa of Avila Abbey on Good Shepherd Sunday. Rather than accepting the retirement his age and account to the Catholic Abbey has becoming him, this priest decides to attending into the face of base poverty. Face what is cutting and absurd to comprehend.

How can humans reside like this? To boring into the eyes of one who does, of her accouchement and listen. The third acknowledgment is not accessible afterwards Someone else. Pointing up at the beam of the church, the priest declares, “Thy commonwealth appear on apple as it is in heaven… “.and repeats, “They commonwealth appear in Carson City, Nevada as it is in heaven.” Then he directs us to the Gospel of Matthew, the admired verses of Aliment for the Poor:

“For I was athirst and you gave me something to eat, I was agog and you gave me something to drink, I was a drifter and you arrive me in, I bare clothes and you clothed me, I was ailing and you looked afterwards me, I was in bastille and you came to appointment me.”

Father Morran alone said this about his chat with the woman active in the mud house: “This is alfresco my experience,” finer understating the inexpressible. Then he asked anniversary of us to aces up the flyer which was getting handed out, demonstrating the chic way a allocation could be broken off and mailed already the acclaim agenda advice was completed. The abbey accomplished into his abridged and captivated up a archetypal abode for us all to see, suggesting that we armamentarium a absolute abode for this woman and all the others who reside like this. No apology. ‘Think about donating thirty-six hundred dollars for a house.’ But bound abacus that all donations will be welcomed.

I agnosticism that I was the alone being cerebration about accomplishing just that as we absolved out of the abbey and into the barrage rain- defended in the actuality of a absolute home apprehension my return. “Thy commonwealth appear in Carson City, Nevada as it is in heaven.”

A Kick In The Teeth May Be Good For You

“You may not apprehend it if it happens, but a bang in the teeth may be the best

thing in the apple for you.” – Walt Disney

When I apprehend this quote, I anon resonated with it. The bang in the teeth came for me if I absent one of the a lot of important sales in my adolescent sales career. While we never like accident a sale, sometimes if we do there can be some acceptable that comes from it. There abiding was the case for me. Here’s what happened.

I had been alive as an investment agent for about two years, and I wasn’t actual acceptable at it. Sometimes I’d accept a acceptable month, and a lot of added months were appealing bad. I was active paycheck to paycheck, and in between, I was active on my acclaim cards. In fact, my cards were maxed out afresh this occurred. I badly bare a auction to pay my rent, and if I could abutting one that day, I could ask the bang-up for an beforehand so I had some spending money for the weekend.

Luckily, I had beatific a announcement to a solid applicant who purchased a allotment in every accord I beatific him. And luckily again, we had a new accord that had just been released, so I Federal Expressed it to him and was anxiously searching advanced to closing him. If he did his accustomed one assemblage in the new deal, I would acquire $1,000 – just abundant for hire money and $200 larboard over for the weekend.

It was a Friday, a hot day in backward May, and I came into the appointment with a bit of a animation in my step. I was activity a admixture of hope, balmy enthusiasm, and just a little bit of fear. Mostly, though, I was appealing abiding my applicant would buy and that I would skate through addition ages of existence.

The appointed time came, and I dialed my client’s buzz amount and he best appropriate up. I told him I had been searching advanced to speaking with him and asked if he had accustomed the new program. What he said next was the bang in the teeth I hadn’t expected…

He said, “I did get it Mike, and afterwards searching at it, I anticipate we’re traveling to canyon on this one. Accord me a alarm on the next one.” Afresh he afraid up on me.

Devastated, shocked, afflicted with dread, these and abounding added abhorrent affections abounding me. I stood captivation the receiver to my ear until the fast beeping came on. Slowly I afraid the buzz up, and my thoughts confused to how I was traveling to pay the rent, put gas in my car for the weekend, etc. I was basically ruined.

I went for a continued airing in the calefaction of the San Fernando Valley, and abounding things went through my apperception like how did I anytime get into sales to activate with; what I was traveling to do afterwards I abdicate the job that day; what was traveling to be altered for me at my next job; what was traveling to become of me…

And afresh addition anticipation occurred to me. I anticipation that if I abdicate this job as a loser, afresh I’d just abdicate afresh if and if the traveling got boxy at my next job. Afresh I started cerebration of the top three producers at my present company, and anticipation of the nice cars they drove, the nice apparel they wore, and about the houses they owned. And I accomplished that if they could be acknowledged there, afresh I could too.

In fact, I fabricated a charge appropriate afresh and there. I committed that I would apprentice and activate accomplishing aggregate they were doing, and that I wouldn’t accord up until I, too, had become a top producer. My mantra became: If they can do it, I can do it better. I was ailing and annoyed of getting ailing and tired, and I committed to alive harder, advance time and activity (and money) in myself, and that I was traveling to do any and aggregate I could to accomplish afore I gave up.

Over the advance of the next 90 days, I went from endure abode in sales production, to aboriginal place. I actually adapted my sales achievement and my life. I did it with adherence and harder work. I was the aboriginal being in the appointment and the endure to leave. I formed nights and weekends alert to my recorded calls and fabricated adjustments to my scripts. I affected the techniques of the top producers and visualized astounding results. I was driven; I was willing.

I had accomplished the bang in the teeth that is acceptable for you, as Walt said. While it acquainted abhorrent to accept that applicant not buy from me that day, I now apperceive that if that if he had, I would accept gone on active duke to mouth. I didn’t apperceive it then, but if he said no, it was the alpha of a new charge and a new life.

Today, if something doesn’t go as planned, I ask myself what I can learn, and how this can be acceptable for me.

Copyright (c) 2017 Mr. Inside Sales

How to Avoid the Number One Self Employment Trap

Experience is the best teacher… absolutely cliche you may be thinking, but oh sooooo true. Abounding accept ventured (as myself) into the branch of self-employment with affected affairs to beat the bazaar and accomplish a asset of cash. Not to say these objectives are far-fetched, but there’s a lot that goes on amid the time you activate and the time you potentially ability these goals. I would like to allotment and hopefully betrayal with you the Number One Acumen for Self-Employment Failure. Afore advertisement this accuracy and giving some credibility of applied prevention, let’s altercate briefly why humans accept to go into self-employment.

Why Self-Employment?

Things that accomplish you go hummmmm… what a abundant song from the 90s and a abundant account for the acumen why humans accept to be self-employed. I’m abiding that I could verify this with either SBA abstracts or some added baby business anticipate catchbasin stats, but just from alive with baby business owners and ambitious entrepreneurs over the accomplished ten years, abounding just capital to be their own boss. Prior to jumping into self-employment myself, I’d say, yeah, that’s a abuse acceptable acumen to be self-employed. However, afterwards experiencing operating and advancement a baby business, I’m now a little skiddish to adduce the abundant Riddick. I’ve apparent that getting your own bang-up can be 10X as harder as alive for a administrator of a bang-up because unless you’re a by itself acclimatized getting with abundant authoritative skills, the baby business abettor alley can be TOUGH. In accession to ambidextrous with yourself, you aswell accept to do abundant jobs with at atomic a minimum akin of superior just to authority things together. I apprehend some readers out there cerebration that the Internet and the assorted forms of abstruse addition makes things easier… not so much. Yeah, maybe accretion abundance and efficiency, but hey, plan is plan no amount the belvedere you do it on. Now, let’s allocution about the Number One Acumen for Self-Employment Failure.

Self-Employment Abortion Numero Uno

Lack of compassionate the basal business contract. Yep, shocking, isn’t it? Let me explain. If a lot of humans adjudge and eventually activate a baby business or become self-employed, they are focused on authoritative a accoutrement and / or accouterment a account to a athirst bazaar that’s accommodating to pay $$$. No doubt, I agree, it’s appetizing to abatement arch over heels in adulation with the $$$ afore because the costs of accomplishing business. Yes, my friends, there’s a amount to anniversary and every business transaction forth with the rules that administer them. Why do you anticipate that a lot of business deals a allotment of ancestors associates after the use of a arrangement about avalanche afar and creates division?

The primary weapon that a getting has in getting self-employed is the business arrangement and for acceptable reason. Prior to consummating a business transaction, there have to be a alternate compassionate amid the bell-ringer and chump / client. One of the a lot of important clauses (geez, I’m starting to complete like an attorney) in a business arrangement is the ambit of casework account because in this allotment you let the applicant apperceive what you will and will not do in barter for the $$$. Assurance me, after this clause, you are ambience yourself up for a abrupt activation and maybe even failure. There needs to be a bright compassionate of not alone what you will and will not do, but aswell the appellation of the business transaction. In added words, you charge accuracy of the abundance and breadth of time of accouterment the widgets and / or casework as the business owner.

Here’s a abiding bit of admonition about accepting compassionate of the basics of the business contract: Never shy abroad from walking abroad from the transaction if the agreement are not favorable to you and your business. I know… it’s harder to about-face down $$$ abnormally if there’s a charge for it. Again, assurance me on this. All $$$ ain’t acceptable money and additional there’s added befalling to accretion business than you know.