Following your bliss is not about seeking extremes of joy and happiness. It is about following your heart and doing what is right for you. It’s about noticing what gives you energy, and doing that thing. It’s about noticing where your energy gets sucked away, and not doing that thing. For me, following your bliss is finding your own special path in life and then having the courage to walk that path. And while we may find guides along the way to offer advice and some direction, it is ultimately a solo-journey as we each discover our own unique way.
Jaime Caruana, General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements since 2009, recently warned that the global financial system is currently “more fragile” in many ways than it was just prior to the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Speaking of the financial markets, Caruana ominously declared that “it is hard to avoid the sense of a puzzling disconnect between the markets’ buoyancy and underlying economic developments globally” and he noted that “markets can stay irrational longer than you can stay solvent”. In other words, he is saying what I have been saying for so long. The behavior of the financial markets has become completely divorced from economic reality, and at some point there is going to be a massive correction.
When we find a job we feel passionate about, there are a lot of signs that we love it. But finding work we love does not always mean that it’s easy. And when the work begins to challenge us, or when we hit roadblocks (which everyone will) it’s not as easy to tell if we’re actually doing work we’re meant to do. Finding work you are truly passionate about can feel a lot like falling in love. You become infatuated, excited, and you can feel yourself changing for the better. But what happens when you get used to it? New is now familiar, and that loving feeling is not as “sparkly” as it once was. In some cases, when relationships last for this long (with a person or a career) it can be difficult to tell if you still want to be in it for the long run. Here are some signs that you’ve found the one.
Mike Maloney and Ed Steer talk about silver prices and the forthcoming currency crises. “It’s going to go far far higher because of this healthy shakeout that we’ve got” – Mike Maloney on the silver market, June 2014.
The US Federal Reserve holds 45 percent of Germany’s gold assets, and a plan to bring much of that back to its homeland is in jeopardy. Efforts to transport or even audit the billions of dollars worth of precious metal held by the US are being impeded by politics and the Fed itself, creating frustration for many of the plans supporters. RT’s Peter Oliver reports from Berlin on what is holding up the process.
In just 60 minutes this UK-perspective documentary shows how the power to create money is the puzzle piece that economists were missing when they failed to predict the crisis.
We urgently need to move beyond the restrictive political and economic ideologies of the past and embrace solutions that meet the common needs of people in all nations – which will be impossible to achieve without some degree of economic sharing both within and between countries. In an increasingly unequal and unsustainable world in which all governments need to drastically re-order their priorities, a call for economic sharing embodies the need for justice, human rights and sound environmental stewardship to guide policymaking at every level of society.
Multi-millionaire Nick Hanauer sees the writing on the wall: nowhere in history did wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out.
How are you in decision making? Do you spend a long time thinking over every single decision, because you are afraid of making the wrong choice? Do you feel a need to analyze every single option before you come to a conclusion? If so, congratulations — you “suffer” from analysis paralysis. Analysis paralysis is the state of over-thinking about a decision, to the point where a choice never gets made, thereby creating a paralyzed state of inaction.
The true nature of money is a social construct and agreement that goes largely unexamined, says Scott Morris in this thought-provoking TEDx talk.
The idea that the Great Depression was finally brought to an end by the onset of WWII has been a staple of history textbooks, documentaries and various war propaganda for decades. This myth continues to be perpetuated to the present day.
If you are in the midst of a personal economic collapse, you just might be able to change your course by creating your own streams of income instead of relying on an employer to pay you a living wage.