Missing “U”

missing-u-postIt has been said, that if the letter ‘U’ were removed from the alphabet, the English language would lose over 3000 words. In defining what I believe is a critical element of creative, effective writing; I think about the famous quote from “Animal Farm”: “All words are equal, but some words are more equal than others.” Out from among the top ten most powerful words one can use in the English language, is one word that stands supreme. However, before I say what this word is, let me suggest to you that if the letter ‘U’ were absent from the English language, it would point to how psychological and indispensable some things are.


There are certain power words that hold more influence over our decision making process than others. Words like ‘Free’ or ‘New’ are powerful and they often influence the guiding principle for why we buy items. However, when it comes to a person’s name, especially in print, there is a wow factor that comes into play.

There is a word that I believe is unequivocally more powerful and equal than others, as was said in the movie “Animal Farm”, and that word is ‘YOU.’ Most people would rather say ‘You’ over ‘I’ because the ‘you’ word takes all the responsibility and/or focus off of them. The amazing power behind the word ‘you’ is that it could refer to anyone. When it is used in a speech or in copywriting, the word is so cleverly used that it causes a person to take stock of what is being shared.

Think of statements like; You are powerful!, You can do it!, You are amazing!, You can be great!, You can be rich!, or You are my hero!, etc. Can these words help facilitate a more powerful sense of self? Absolutely.

They say that people are dispensable and can easily be replaced. However, a person is indispensable and can never be replaced. People refer to plural, but a person is singular. You are so important to the natural balance of this universe, that if you were not here, millions of incidents would be missing from history. Think for one moment of how many people you have touched during your lifetime, how many lives you have inadvertently inspired, or the difference you have made in the lives of children. You may never know in this lifetime how people were touched by your life or words, or how many business ideas or inventions you may have inspired. It would be staggering how many lives would be different today if you were missing from the mind of God.

You are important, you are necessary, you are great, and if you feel that you are not, just think retrospectively of people in your life. Some people wouldn’t be married had you not introduced them to each other. The movie, “It’s A Wonderful Life” with James Stewart is one of my favorite movies, and it shows how important one single life can be on this Earth.

So when you think that you are insignificant, remember how many words would be missing if the letter ‘U’ was removed from the alphabet.


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7 Business Ideas You Can Start

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As I promised in my last blog post concerning what businesses anyone can start with very little knowledge or cash; permit me to start with an excerpt from my book, “Building Wealth from the Ground Up.”

“What is your dream business? What are you passionate about doing but do not have a clue as how to begin? Have you ever sat down on your living room couch and daydreamed of owning your own business? Statistically, 8 out of 10 people have voiced their thoughts of one day owning a business. Some have thought of parlaying their idea into a franchise operation, while others have thought of starting or buying an existing business. Whatever the case may be, having a business can move you a lot quicker up the financial ladder than working for a company that will only give you a nominal wage.”

The businesses listed below are the businesses you can easily start and make money with now. Money is a premium in our society and life can become very stressful without having enough of it. Well, without further delay, let us get right into these few business ventures that I believe can be made actionable in no time at all.

  1. Create and Sell through Your Own Catalog: People order from catalogs and online catalogs all the time. Why not get them to order from you. You can sell garden tools, clothing, automotive products, computers, etc.
  2. Become a Loan Broker: You will become a financial consultant assisting businesses and people in obtaining loans.
  3. Printing Press Affiliate: You can receive a percentage of the cost of the project. It is more cost effective for these printing press people to have affiliates than to have a call center paying people and their benefits.
  4. Garage Sale Organizer: You can make some money with your own garage sale, but you can make much more money by becoming a professional. You can organize and run three or more garage sales a week and make hundreds.
  5. Gift Baskets & Stuff: This is one of the hottest productive home businesses around. Create baskets for all occasions—birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, births, Valentine’s Day, graduations, etc.
  6. Teach a Subject via Mail, Email, or Internet: People pay monthly fees to an internet company that sends advice on losing weight, nutrition, vitamin supplements, etc. Imagine having 1000 clients paying $9.95 every two months.
  7. Mortgage Consultant: You can help people get money for mortgages they hold. You percentage can be 4% as a cash-out consultant.

These are just a few business concept ideas that you can do anytime and anywhere. The market is not as saturated as you may think, but it is ready for someone to introduce to the marketplace a whole new concept of making money. Find your niche and make your pitch. You can start one or several of these businesses and become self-sufficient. Just believe and you will achieve. Do not be afraid to make mistakes because no one ever succeeds without first experiencing failure. Get up and go at it again and again…until you achieve your goals.

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