It’s not about politics, it’s about principles

(Don’t miss the video – scroll down to see it)

No matter what your political position may be, there are fundamental principles at the root of it all.  The challenge is in identifying the principle.  But once it is identified, the correct position (which aligns you with universal law) becomes more clear.

One position believes in the unlimited human potential – that no matter what causes a person to struggle, that person has within him or herself the power to rise above it, and through the struggle, that person can and will become stronger and better.

The other position believes that humanity at large is NOT made up of people smart enough to solve their own problems, and that it’s NOT okay to let people suffer the consequences of natural law when it is within a person’s or a nation’s power to give them an escape.  It’s a position that says it is inhumane to allow anyone to feel the pain that naturally accompanies the violation of principle, and that it is not charitable or Christian to do so.

It’s an honorable concern. But the principle upon which the whole conflict rests runs deeper than many good-hearted philanthropists realize.

For the fundamental principle that guides all of my political views, read my previous post: “Voting for Broccoli

Now, about the Immigration issue in America… Mexico’s president Calderon addressed Congress and while his comments seemed to be popular among the leftists, this response from Tom McClintock embodies the principles of prosperity and personal freedom, no matter what country you’re from.  My response to his response follows. Watch the video first, and then read on:

People forget that there are fundamental principles that promote freedom and liberty. All the people of the world want freedom, but until they recognize, acknowledge, and abide by the correct principles that lay the foundation for their freedom, it will continue to elude them.

I don’t want to hear from someone who has not proven his political theories. Show me what it is about Mexico that should cause me to adopt Calderon’s philosophies? If Mexico were a thriving economic place where people wanted to live, then I’d listen to what he has to say about how to create a great nation. I think it would do HIM well to read the constitution and find out the principles upon which this nation was founded, and why his people want to run across our borders.

Don’t get me wrong; I welcome ALL who want to adopt the principles that make our country great. Adopt the principles if you physically come to America, or adopt the principles in your own country.  Either way, they hold the key to personal freedom no matter where you live.  If a person is determined to come, let them respect the principles that promote and protect freedom.

I should also add here that not all Americans live up to their claim to freedom. Whether a person lives free or not depends on how aligned that person’s life is with the universal principles of freedom.

No matter what country a person lives in, personal freedom begins with a shift toward adopting true principles. Just because a person makes it across the borders without getting caught does not mean they will live a life of freedom. I’m talking about true freedom.

For example, few people will ever know the true freedom that Victor Frankl discovered when he sat in a German concentration camp. He realized that no matter what anyone did to him, they could never control his thoughts. That was the one last freedom that could never be taken from him.

That’s where it begins. It begins in the mind. First, become the master of your thoughts and learn to respond to your conditions rather than react, and in time, life as you know it can no longer contain you, and ways open up for you to find better conditions.

Don’t cheat the process. Commit to principle and allow God to lead the way. Either the way opens up that brings you to America, or you discover that what you really want can be created right where you are.

Anything is possible – it’s THAT very belief that defines the American dream. As soon as people of other countries who want to live in America start believing it seriously enough, they’ll find that the principle is true universally, not not just within our borders.

It’s not about politics, it’s about principles.

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Mentor Training 2010

Mentor Training 2008

Planning has begun for Mentor Training 2010, and this event will be limited to just 15 participants.

We want to be sure we provide excellent individual attention, a powerful growing experience, and strong relationships with like-minded leaders.

To be considered for Mentor Training, complete the FTMF program with honors no later than June 30. (You’ll need at least 3 months to prepare for the Mentor Training event.)

If you’re interested, join the first-priority notification list.  Due to the limited size of this group, registration is closed now, but will open in a few weeks.  The 15 positions will be filled on a first-come first served basis.

ThoughtsAlive Official Mentor Training

Ever thought about Teaching what you’ve Learned?  Want to develop a business as an expert in your favorite topic?

Official ThoughtsAlive Mentor Training Mesa, AZ
Oct 7-9, 2010
Prerequisite: FTMF Honors Graduation
Fee: $2995

This is a great way to start or expand a business helping people understand the principles of success.

ThoughtsAlive Official Mentor Training Overview

It is a unique opportunity to be a part of ThoughtsAlive’s Official Mentor Training. We’re building Mentors from the cream of the crop, to help people around the world take their understanding and success to the next level. We can’t do it alone… that’s why we’re excited to help you magnify your success, your understanding, and your ability and effectiveness in helping transform other people’s lives.

As an FTMF Honors graduate, we know that you understand the principles well enough to help lead others to the next level. This Mentor Training will give YOU the additional tools and self-confidence you need to be an effective mentor.  We’ll help you find your wings and help launch you into a successful career of your own.

We want to position YOU for a growing income stream, doing something that is profitable, gratifying, and soul-expanding.  As an Official ThoughtsAlive Mentor, you will even have various avenues for getting YOUR message, products, and services in front of our many site visitors and ezine subscribers.

Event Objectives:

• Dig deep into the 3 most powerful concepts from our rarely conducted Principles of Prosperity Seminar

• Identify, solidify, and make a quantum leap toward your own #1 priority goal while you’re with us (so that you can help others do the same)

• Set up an individualized passive income stream at with a product of your own creation – completed, and in place before you even go home

• Receive tools and training to develop multiple income streams (shortcuts, time/money saving tips, marketing secrets, implementation – experience a hands on, “get it done while you’re here” workshop as much as time permits)

• Learn fundamental principles of effective mentoring so you can naturally attract an abundance of clients to you and your product(s)

• Establish credibility online – discover and then begin the process while you’re in class of how to become known as a reliable, principled resource for helping others become all they can be.

• Become an expert goal reviewer to help people clarify and ultimately attain the objectives they have in mind – including your own

• Receive $ for each product of your own creation that sells as people find you in our Official Mentor Directory

• Learn the secrets of what large list owners look for in a joint venture partner

• Develop a personal relationship with Trevan and I as we work together for a common cause

• And more…

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity – see you there!

(This group will intentionally be limited to 15 attendees. Positions will be filled on a first-come first, served basis when registration opens on June 8.)

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Important Deadlines:

June 8, 2010 – Mentor training registration opens for just 15 participants.

June 16, 2010 – if there are spots remaining, registration opens for regular FTMF graduates and participants.  (Mentor Training Certification is not complete until you have also obtained FTMF Honors status.)

September 15, 2010 – Mentor Training Preparation Packets due (if homework packet is not completed, you’ll forfeit your position to the next person on the waiting list.  There will be no refunds, but your registration fee may be applied to future events.)

Do Not Procrastinate Registration! You will be given a significantly large packet to complete prior to your arrival, to gain the full benefit from this training.