Book Release! Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All Is Out Now! | #Poetry #Prose #Love #Books #LoveConquersAll #Amor VincitOmnia

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To preface this with a small caveat, I know this might spur some confusion, but I (Zy Marquiez) write under two pen names, Zy Marquiez, and Noctis Blackburn.  I lead off with that fact so individuals realize that I am one and the same, Noctis Blackburn and Zy Marquiez.  As I continue to release books, the deliberate dichotomy will be incredibly significant, but that will be touched upon in the future.  One pen name (Blackburn) will focus strictly on poetry and fiction, while the other (Marquiez) will focus on poetry, fiction, and research based books with significant source material.  This dichotomy will be more evident in the future, but I mention it because that’s my plan with each pen name.

With that out of the way, Amor Vincit OmniaLove Conquers All means a lot to me for myriad reasons, much more than I could probably ever convey in words.  The fact that this book begins with an 11 page introduction shows how serious this book is to me, and how much I wanted to set a proper foundation for the argument that Love does in fact conquer all.

Moreover, the fact that this book is triple the size than my previous book Halcyon Days (word–count wise), also shows the significant extent I was willing to go to in order to extend the argument of Lover Conquering All as precise as possible under the intricate circumstances of such a broad topic.  This isn’t filler content at all however.  Not even close.  The book features dozens of notations, not unlike most of my previous books, examining various different circumstances of how Love does in fact hold the power to change society through all strata, and not simply from a romantic point of view.

Yes, many of the poems in the book are written from a couple’s point of view, or a romantic point of view, but the poems are often metaphors operating on multiples tiers, not unlike life operates physically and metaphysically simultaneously, and those metaphors are extrapolated upon in the notations with key poems in mind, and crucial concepts in mind like kindness, goodness, appreciation, and so on.

Now, at its core, the book features two different arguments of how Love Conquers All.  The first argument is the one that is covered through most of the book given its complexity, which is explained in the introduction.  The second argument is simple, very simple.  I happen to believe both are true.  That said, what I myself believe is irrelevant, as I make it a point to explain in the book, I share these thoughts for consideration purposes only, examining of how Love could hypothetically not only “conquer all”, but could also create resounding change in the world.

Of course, the book is written with a very broad point of view in mind, sampling many subjective and objective points as well.  The point is life, Love, and the paths that each individual take, happen in so many complex ways, to try and explain away such a concept and emotion as Love in a “one–size–fits–all” type of way would be very ignorant, or perhaps, shortsighted.  Life is, and always will be much more complicated than that, particularly when emotions are involved.  Even so, I do think the topic of Love isn’t explored with as much depth and care as it should be, which is one of the vanguard reasons why I chose to write this book.

Ultimately, what you believe about Love is your business, and you have every right to believe what you do because the life that you live is yours and yours alone, and the path that you are on is yours alone as well.  I simply hope that this book offers something of substance that will help you consider not only Life and Love in a kaleidoscope of circumstances and how those ultimately help you grow as a person, but also how Love can help create that type of resonance that in fact does ultimately help change the world.
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The Incredible Disappearing Underwater Theory

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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
September 9, 2019

So many people shared this article that – up front – I want to say thank you for doing so. And I understand their reasons for doing so. We’ll get back to that.

But first, the story: it seems that an automated underwater observatory has gone completely missing off the coast of Germany in the Baltic Sea:

Large Underwater Observatory Disappears Without a Trace, Baffling Scientists

The story is rather simple: the observatory was there one day, and wasn’t the next:

A large monitoring station used to gather important scientific data in the Baltic Sea has mysteriously vanished.

The underwater observatory, which had been on the seafloor since December 2016, is managed by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Center for Ocean Research Kiel and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht (HZG). On August 21 at 8:15 p.m. local time, transmissions from the €300,000 ($330,000) station came to a sudden halt. Divers were dispatched to the site, only to find—much to their astonishment—that the entire structure was gone, save for a shredded transmission cable, according to a GEOMAR statement.

The observatory was in a restricted area off the northern coast of Germany. Boats, including fishing vessels, are not allowed into the area, the BBC reported. That somebody, or a group of individuals, removed the observatory remains the most plausible explanation. Other factors, such as a massive storm, heavy currents, or even marine animals, were ruled out as potential causes owing to the weight of the instrument. Who or what removed the science station, and why, is a complete mystery. German police were alerted to the incident and are now investigating, according to GEOMAR.

“[At] first we thought of a transmission error,” Hermann Bange, project coordinator for the Boknis Eck Observatory, said in the GEOMAR statement. This prompted a diving mission to the site, revealing the disappearance. “The devices were gone, the divers could not find them anymore,” he said. “When the divers reached the bottom of the sea last week at the observatory’s location, they found only the torn off land cable. It was completely shredded.”

The missing observatory consists of two racks, one weighing 250 kilograms (550 pounds) and the other 100 kilograms (220 pounds) each. The racks include a frame holding the power supply (along with a heavy cable connecting the station to the coast) and a frame to hold the sensors. Both racks were “removed with great force from their position,” according to the GEOMAR statement. (Emphasis added)

And that’s it.

Now, in and of itself, the story is not all that unusual, and the explanation – “that somebody, or a group of individuals, removed the observatory” – is, as the article says, “the most plausible explanation.” And taken by itself, I readily agree.

But here comes the high octane speculation: in case you haven’t noticed, there’s been an awful lot of “strange stuff” going on in (or over… or under) the world’s oceans in the past few years: hurricanes that are making a beeline for Texas through the Gulf of Mexico that then do a nearly perfect ninety-degree turn to slam into New Orleans (Katrina); then we had the case of Malaysia Air flight 370 whose disappearance has more theories and little by way of evidence for any of them, the USS Donald Cook incident in the Black Sea, and then a similar episode with the same ship in the Baltic Sea, and the USS Fitzgerald and USS John McCain incidents, all of which I’ve blogged about previously on this website. More recently I reported on the strange “electrical malfunction” on the USS Harry Truman, and the equally strange refitting of US aircraft carriers. Add to this missing Russian submarines, and the context around this latest story takes on a rather more somber appearance. Given the weight of the two racks of equipment comprising the observatory, and the statement by the observatory’s owner, GEOMAR, that they were “removed with great force from their position,” one has to entertain the possibility that perhaps, just perhaps, this latest strange story might somehow be related to all the rest. It’s almost as if all the world’s oceans and seas are now a part of the Bermuda Triangle, buzzing with strangeness.

If indeed, as the article speculates, the observatory was removed by someone, the question is why? What possible use would anyone have for such equipment, much less the expense and risk of stealing it? Or conversely, did “they” simply want the observatory shut down? If so, why? And to walk right off the end of the speculation twig here: assuming that somehow all these events are related, then that would imply that “someone” is messing around both with American and Russian naval vessels, and now an underwater German observatory. And perhaps all this strangeness is somehow related to the alleged refitting of American aircraft carriers with electronic counter-measures equipment. In any case, viewed in this wider and admittedly very speculative context, this little story may not be so little, and may bear watching.

See you on the flip side…
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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Something Strange Is Happening With The US Navy’s Aircrafts…


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Dr. Joseph P. Farrell
September 5, 2019

Something very strange is going on with the USA’s aircraft carriers, and today’s blog is about that, and about two articles shared by K.M. and F.L.M., to whom many thanks! So first up, the article sent by F.L.M.:

Now, as F.L.M. pointed out, when one reads between the lines a bit and connects some dots, many if not most of the U.S. Navy’s fleet carriers are not operationally deployed, but rather, undergoing some sort of refurbishment, refit, or training. In the case of the USS Harry Truman, this is due to “electrical malfunctions”:

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) has experienced an electrical malfunction within the ship’s electrical distribution system requiring analysis and repair. The ship is working closely with technicians from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to determine the cause and scope of the issue. The safety of the ship’s crew and reactor plants are not affected,” U.S. Fleet Forces Command spokesman Capt. Scott Miller told USNI News Friday night. 

USNI News understands a similar announcement went out to lawmakers on Friday evening.

A source told USNI News that it is too early to understand what this electrical malfunction means for the upcoming deployment plans.

Miller said, “it is Navy policy to not disclose future operations.”

In the email accompanying the article, F.L.M. speculated and connected some dots, which are well worth pondering:

At first glance several of our carriers are in maintenance cycles or being refueled and that is an 18-24 month procedure. I cant help but to think or speculate that there is more to this story than meets the eye. Especially after seeing The drive’s article about the 7th Fleets new counter measures being installed at forward deployed naval bases in and of itself is very odd. Usually upgrades to defensive weapons happen in home ports not at forward bases unless it is an emergency situation. So I am curious as to the entire carrier force is in home ports including our forward deployed carrier USS Ronald Reagan in Japan. She too is in Osaka and her deployment ended abruptly. I may be reading into this but over the past two years we have NOT deployed our carrier forces as normal. Prior to those collisions we usually deployed one battle group in each ocean to show the flag. About the time of the USS Donald Cooke incident we began scaling down operations and our carriers were absent from the oceans of earth which is very strange. Then this below article which states the entire force is grounded. Me thinks there is something rotten in these words! I am wondering if the threat assessment is of such a grave threat that we have been keeping our most prized possessions in home waters close to land based aircraft support and a friendly tow home. This leads me to the next question… who is behind this threat and why? The usual suspects pop up,  those to blame it all are  those Rooskies, the Chicoms, Japan, Israel, Germans etc.…. or is it an off world threat? Something has the US Navy scared ****less! There has also been a sacking of flag officers from both the US Navy and Marine Corp including Mad Dog Mattis at Secdef…. Why again? One field commander killed himself as well… Something here is oddly strange. Over time a larger picture is emerging and still too early to tell what that picture is to be. There have been other strange naval oddities as well. The missing of the Argentine submarine which was found sunk almost a year later. The Norwegian frigate collisions. The fire on board the Russian submarine killing and injuring a large part of her crew.  Missing sailors. I would like to also point out that missing flight 300 which happened over the ocean as well. Perhaps I may be all wet in these other incidents but they seem to be very strange indeed.

Viewed whole, F.L.M.’s speculation certainly seems worth entertaining. Something strange certainly appears to be going on. What may be going on might be what this article, shared by K.M., alleges: the carriers are being extensively refitted with special electromagnetic counter-measures suites:

Are US Aircraft Carriers secretly protected by electromagnetic “Tesla” shields?

Firstly, what’s interesting to note is that this article confirms F.L.M.’s observations on the number of carriers that are operational, but pushes this back a couple of years, to 2017. This article, however, adds a reason for the recall and refit: the advent of Russian hyper-sonic missiles has changed the balance of power equation, and thus it became necessary to install special counter-measures to protect the missile magnets known as aircraft carriers. But as the article points out, this may be a rather special type of counter-measure, a kind of “shield” designed to scramble the electronics of inbound missiles, a “Tesla” shield, after a 2018 patent by the US Navy. Now, while I am ordinarily very skeptical of this particular source, it is true that such ideas have been around for some time, and it is true that they were proposed by Nikola Tesla in the 1930s, if not before. Equally true is that such force field methods have also been proposed for deflecting asteroids from impact trajectories with the Earth, a principle equally applicable to missiles. And in an era of hyper-sonic missiles, such measures would be a logical choice, and would explain the absence of carriers in operational readiness, and also explain the US Navy’s continuing construction and deployment of the behemoths.  The problem with both a deflection mode of operation for any such countermeasure is the vast amount of power that would be required for it to work. Perhaps this is behind the “electrical malfunctions” of the USS Harry Truman.

But this may be a case of “you tell me,” as these explanations do not seem to explain the wider scenario of F.L.M. and the many dots it connects. If one grants that this wider scenario/speculation is true for the sake of argument, then the counter-measures might be being installed for deeper reasons ultimately very different from Russian hyper-sonic missile threats or their own sophisticated electronic warfare capabilities. So, you tell me, what’s going on here?

See you on the flip side…
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About Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and “strange stuff”. His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into “alternative history and science”.

Blog Update: Book Release, Future Plans & More

“Life is a journey, not a destination.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
– Andre Gide

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Zy Marquiez
September 8, 2019

I will attempt to junction a few sets of circumstances that are taking place in a streamlined fashion for brevity’s sake, but given that I haven’t done an update on this blog given other person projects, this will meander a bit, so please be prepared for that.

First and foremost, I appreciate those of you on FB who have been asking me about the Blog, because that’s where this Blog is mostly shared in historically speaking.  To clear that up, I have no intention of stopping this blog, nor my new one which deals with only writing and poetry with little sprinkles of life.  The only reason I’ve put this on hold is because I have a lot going on between work, a few books I’m writing simultaneously, and many other things I haven’t said anything about but will so in the future.

As far as the book Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All is concerned, I have received a proof copy and I am going to proof read it the next few days a few times given how important the book is to me.  Once that’s done, I’m undecided if I will order another proof copy, or just switch it from Private Access to Public Access for everyone given how sometimes Lulu has some serious glitches in formatting where certain lines align to the margins when they should be centered, and so on.

Moreover, one thing I plan on doing next year is begin my pursuit of publishing nonfiction research books into a variety of topics, and I have my first one narrowed down.  I hope to publish perhaps 2 or 3 if possible, but I’m uncertain depending how much I do with poetry and anything else that might arise.  That said I would love it if I can do one non-fiction book per quarter, but we will see.  That might be admittedly biting of more than I can chew, but, I rather aim too high than sell myself short.

I also plan on publishing additional poetry books the rest of the year, but that will come in due time.

Years ago, when I envisioned me writing, I envisioned me jumping into nonfiction first, and poetry well after that, 5 or 10 years later in fact.  Synchronistically enough, that didn’t happen, and I’m very glad.  The reason for this is because my writing has grown to the point that I now know I can handle the workload of writing a nonfiction book along with other things, where as in the past not only did I lack the confidence but I also believe my writing wasn’t where I was comfortable with given the myriad books that I want to write.

This is one of the things that I appreciate about life, that sometimes it flips things upside down for you, and where you first thought it might be a negative circumstance, in fact, it instead works in your favor and you end up doing more because of it, and grow more there in.

I could go on about a few other things, but I’ll cut it here given how much meandering I have carried out.  I do miss blogging on this Blog, and I have no intention on stopping this because of my plans for it.  That said, I appreciate all of you who I’ve told to hang on a bit, and I also appreciate the inputs on some of the things I’ve ran by you all for this blog and so on.  Thank you all so much for that.

You all have a wonderful evening.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an an author, business owner, CEO, avid book reviewer, inquirer, open-minded skeptic, and writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

Book Announcement: Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All by Zy Marquiez | #Poetry #Prose #Love #Positivity #Writing #WritingCommunity #LoveConquersAll #AmorVincitOmnia #Books #NoctisBlackburn

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Noctis Blackburn | Zy Marquiez
August 16, 2019

This is my formal announcement for a book that I’ve been working on for nigh two months.  Given Zy Marquiez is my other pen name besides Noctis Blackburn, I am choosing to make an announcement here because of how much it means to me and because of how genuinely excited to I am to share this book.

As the above picture shows, the books name is Amor Vincit Omnia – Love Conquers All, which is a poetry book that I’ve put a lot of work and thought into for myriad reasons.

Now, the first point of the book is why I chose a color that’s mostly blue, with highlights of purple and so on, rather than something red?  That’s a fantastic question that those that have known about the cover and have given me feedback have asked.  One of the reasons for this is because this book is about Love Conquering All through all circumstances, and not just matters between two lovers.  More importantly, though Love is usually ascribed the color red for obvious reasons, Love truly knows no boundaries, no colors.

As such, I thought it fitting to go with a more bluish/purple color scheme, rather than a reddish/purple/pink.  Concurrently with that, red as Love is emblematic of Valentine’s Day, couples, romance, and such.  And while Love between lovers is a part of this book, it’s not the only part of the book.  I thought if I wrote the book from only that direction, it would leave a lot to be desired since Love affects all of us, no matter who we are, no matter whether we are in relationships or not, and so on.  That said, nigh all the poems take a two person structure since I find it easier to write from that aspect, and I find it more beautiful as well.  In conjunction with that, this book features the most amount of notations following well more than half the poems go extend the notion in many directions since human emotion is embedded deep within everyone and just leaving some poems without adding notations from them felt also incomplete since a romantic couple that seeks to do the right thing (or one person even) can still serve as a metaphor for a much more extensive view on Love.

Because of this, I opted to keep this color scheme because I like it a lot and everyone did as well, though they certainly wondered why bluish-purple rather than red/purple/pink and so on.  Now, another vanguard consideration in this color scheme which is just as important as anything else is because a follow up to this book is already in the works, and given that that book is about love in the traditional sense with couples, romance, and so on, it’s going to follow a traditional Valentine’s Day-type color scheme, though I still have no conceptualized the cover or anything.

Likewise, I didn’t want to publish two books on Love with very similar color schemes because although Love is traditionally seen in red, as mentioned before, Love truly knows no boundaries nor colors.  I would also like to make this part of a Trilogy, given that the first two books are covering important topics, although I believe the first one’s a lot more ‘objective’, while the second one is more ‘subjective’, I would still like to make it three books, although honestly I’m uncertain if I will be able to figure that out any time soon, so no promise there.

The final key consideration I want to discuss is why I chose the cover for this book.  If you look at it carefully, you can see that the background is a heart that’s creation an explosion of resonance out of Love, which is essentially the reverse of a blackhole.  Whereas a blackhole absorbs everything in sight leaving nothing left essentially, unconditional love is unconditional because it never stops, which I thought an incisive antithesis to something like a black-hole, which could mirror things that stem out of fear, hatred, and so on, which are important topics in the book.  I put a lot of thought into all aspects of this book, and am still continuing to make sure to add some tidbits, but on the whole, the book is nigh complete and it’s almost ready to go.  That said, it’s going to be around 2-3 weeks before it’s available to the public since I want to make sure that the book’s hardcover versions come out okay given that Lulu has some serious glitches when you uploading files

With everything previously discussed in mind, I would like to leave all of you with one final thought.

No matter where you are, who you are, what you do, and what you are going through, don’t ever forget that Love creates resonance, incredible resonance, and ultimately helps create the world you and all of us live in.  The world truly becomes what we collectively create it to be and the power to do that should never be underestimated because each of us has way more power to change things than we often realize.

I could go on and on, but that’s the gist of it.  I appreciate all of you taking time out of your day and reading this far.

Hope you all have a fantastic evening, and a phenomenal weekend!  Take care of yourselves and be safe.  Talk to you soon.

 

5 Lessons From Owning & Operating Businesses In The First Year [Part 2] | #Business | #Finance | #Investing | #Growth | #Mindset

“Achievement seems to be connected with action.  Successful men and women keep moving.  They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”
– Conrad Hilton

“Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today.”
– Tim Fargo

Zy Marquiez

The previous write up discussed 5 lessons from the first year of business of my close friend and business owner Hussein Jabai and me.  The lessons bellow will continue along the same lines with 5 additional thoughts that could prove valuable for those starting their own business.

#6:  Know Your Customer Base

Are your primary customers middle-class consumers?  Are they individuals concerned with health?  Are they parents searching for entertainment options for their kids?  Are they females?  Males?  Moreover, what’s the age range of your customers?  Those two examples (of many) dovetail incredibly closely, for they allow you to know how to tailor your business model for your customers.

Social media analytics and other tools help with this.  Figure out how to ascertain the demographics of your customer base, and you’re one significant step closer to success towards knowing whether your products will appeal simply to parents, techies, gamers, intellectuals, or any other type of individuals.

#7:  Don’t Be Afraid To Go Against The Grain

Though Jabai’s business model and myself each go against the grain in their own ways, we will focus on what he is undertaking because the scope is much larger and intriguing.

Jabai is an individual who is in the discipline of health and wellness.  For business, he could have simply stuck within the run-of-the-mill health and wellness strata of society, and found incredible success.  But he’s in the process of expanding way beyond that.  His passions are filtering not only into helping individuals with personal training, which he thoroughly enjoys, but into his Fighter Training Systems (FTTS Project), which aids in Injury Prevention for First Responders.  But there’s more, he is also undertaking a personal initiative to create a program that strives for a much larger scale regional (and perhaps global reach) that could help individuals not just locally, but in various global regions.

The above example is the type of mindset that doesn’t settle simply for success, but reaches into making a difference, which is what ultimately changes lives.

#8:  Always Strive To Continue Learning

Whether in life, business, personal relationships, or anything else, learning can take place reactively, or proactively.  Though lessons in each can provide incredible depth, reactive lessons (and insights) are simply lessons that come when the tide brings them, whenever time provides them, rather than you venturing into the ocean to seek your own veritable treasure.  In other words, you can wait for treasure to arrive on the shore of a beach brought about by waves, with that treasure brought to you, or you can venture into uncharted waters like a treasure hunter, and seek treasure of endless types.  Self-directed education is one of the ways that individuals can find treasure within the field of business.

A wiseman once said, learning from your mistakes leads to knowledge, while learning from those of others, leads to wisdom.  Always seek to learn from the footsteps provided from those before you, and even if you can’t because you happen to be doing something that’s brand new, you can still learn laterally from other individuals and their businesses in this respect.

In conjunction with that, one of the books that provided great insights into learning proactively is the book Small Business Marketing Kit For Dummies.  This is an excellent crash course into possible avenues for individuals seeking how to expand their awareness of marketing, all the while offering pragmatic examples of what can be undertaken.

#9:  Find (and Construct) Mutual Support Mindset Networks

It’s my estimation that the vanguard reason that Jabai and myself bonded so quickly wasn’t simply because we were business owners, but more importantly, our talks, whether business or personal, were based around the same type of mindset.  Each of us employs a mindset that doesn’t simply seeks success, but seeks to go beyond that into creating something unique and far reaching.

Where I myself seek to help individuals express their creative desires through the medium of LEGO in multifarious way which helps bring people of all ages joy in countless ways, Jabai is seeking to help people well beyond the scope of individually tailored health.

Jabai doesn’t simply strive to stay in a comfort zone and be only a personal trainer, he seeks to expand his health and wellness business well beyond the scope that most people within the health and wellness area do.

While individuals can truly do most (or possibly all) things in life alone, one need not go at it alone when there are people of the same type of mindset out there, you simply need to find them and grow those relationships, whether it is in life or business.

Mutual mindset support networks aid in significant ways, from learning how to streamline your approach, having open-minded brainstorming sessions, to proactive seeking to not only to learn lessons from one another, but from others as well.

Each of us is seeking incredible distinct dreams, but with the mindset of empowering others, whether it is creatively or through health, and to buttress that with relentless passion to grow not only as a business, but as individuals as well.

#10 – Do Not Throw Away Time By The Wayside

Mincing no words, the average person spends time inefficiently by the truckload, it is a problem we all have, and its unfortunately a growing trend.

According to an article from New York Daily News penned a while ago, the average person spends 5 hours watching TV daily with some watching even more than that.  At 5 hours per day, that amounts to 1,825 hours per year. That is 18250 hours per decade, and 91,250 hours per 50 years. That’s a lot of time! Over the course of 50 years, the total amount of time spent watching TV daily amounts to 3802 consecutive 24-hour days over that span.  Or “just” 5 hours a day, for 50 years.

For the sake of simplicity, let us assume most of us happen to get 8 hours a day sleeping. In an entire 168 hour work-week where the average person spends 56 hours a week sleeping, and 40 hours a week working, that leaves one with 72 hours free. If one were to spend 35 hours a week viewing television, then that would leave 37 hours of free time. That’s nearly half of all of one’s available time spent watching television. That doesn’t even count social media!  That seems ludicrous, does it not?  That also doesn’t even begin to cover other activities individuals may carry out that don’t yield growth, whether in life or business.

Those are just some statistics of how much time is wasted, and there’s a lot more.  The main point is that time is wasted by everyone including myself to varying extents.  With modern media, it’s easy to spend countless hours on various apps and websites.

The best way to get around to creating time templates is simply to watch how much time you spend on social media and websites.  There are apps that help with this.  Once you do this, you will be downright shocked at how much time you spend on certain apps per week.

As you realize where those time vortexes of yours are, you will be able to adjust accordingly, hopefully slotting something productive in those areas like self-directed learning, business analysis and forecasts, etc.[1]

Final Thoughts

In modern times, success in business is not as complex as it was in the past.  With the rise of the internet, social media and online social network, there are literally countless resources at hand, and a lot of those are free.  However, if you can learn (proactively rather than reactively) from the mistakes and footsteps others took in a way that it can prevent you from making the same mistakes yourself, thus helping you forgo unnecessary hardship and time waste, you will be quite a few steps ahead of the competition.

Seek to push your business beyond the boundaries of comfort zones, but first, seek to push yourself beyond what you think you are capable of.  What you do personally within your life, the mindset you employ, will inevitably seep into that of your business and your employees and will become the template for success in your future.

In life, individuals often surprise themselves of what they are capable of doing once they employ a can-do mindset, rather than a can’t-do mindset, and in business it’s not different.

Don’t wait upon the shores of life for treasures to come to you, veritable life insights that could also be applied to business; that is simply wasting time you could be using to venture on into the unknown seeking the treasures that life and business provide.  And you never know, when seeking those very treasures, you might just run into a life-lesson or insight that changes your life forever.

One can’t put a price tag to life-altering life-lessons and wisdom that come about which help you not only in life, but in business as well.  Those can only usually be attained by venturing beyond comfort zones.

Life happens to everyone, but unbounded success happens only to those that keep persevering beyond their comfort zones and into uncharted waters, even if they face a storm.  And just like those storms within the seas help provide the circumstances that create master navigators able to steer their vessels in any way, within any storm, the metaphorical storms life and business provide will make you capable of navigating through various circumstances be them economic downturns, personal plight, or anything else.

Such is the mindset of a proactive individual; such is the mindset that makes unbounded success inevitable.

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Author’s Note:

[1] Time efficiency and inefficiency will be something discussed in the future and extrapolated upon at length given the incredible ramifications it has for business and success.  This is only covered in this article in a cursory manner to give an individual a morsel of how significant time loss is within our lives.

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About The Author:

Zy Marquiez is an an author, business owner, CEO, avid book reviewer, inquirer, open-minded skeptic, and writer who aims at empowering individuals while also studying and regularly mirroring subjects like Consciousness, Education, Creativity, The Individual, Ancient History & Ancient Civilizations, Forbidden Archaeology, Big Pharma, Alternative Health, Space, Geoengineering, Social Engineering, Propaganda, and much more.

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