How has your initial quarter of 2006 been? Have you changed your job? Changed your business? Changed your life? XL Outcomes Foundation had a historic month in March, with the launch of the XL Social Enterprise Accreditation Plan. Delivering recognition to Social Enterprises, this program has a target to attain $100 million in annual donations by 2020. In this first year, our target was to reach $two million in pledges from participating companies. Inside a week of its launch at the Entrepreneur Enterprise College, the Plan has already attracted over $14.six million in pledges from participating businesses, surpassing all our expectations.
This weeks newsletter is about the origins of Wealth Dynamics, and how such magic takes place:
THE ORIGINS OF WEALTH DYNAMICS
All males are designed equal
- Thomas Jefferson, 1776
Same, very same, but various
- Well-known Thai Expression, 2006
Wealth Dynamics, the profiling program for entrepreneurs, is based on a basic premise that we are not produced equal. We all have innate qualities that set us apart, and it is specifically in these variations that we find our unique path and contribution in life.
Over 20,000 entrepreneurs have taken the Wealth Dynamics test in the last five years, giving them a concentrate on what they must and shouldnt be performing to comply with their natural path of action and attraction. Each of the eight Wealth Dynamics profiles has its own game with various guidelines, teams, approaches, winning formulas and losing formulas. Each identifies the frequency at which you operate in life exactly where you learn your flow and tune in to your objective. These who have taken the test have located an intuitive resonance with their path.
If these frequencies match so naturally, where did they come from? When were they very first identified? And why didnt we find out all this at college?
Prior to we became so busy soon after the invention of such things as TVs, combustion engines and electrical energy, folks seemed to have a lot much more time to contemplate the planet we live in. The most evolved and influential civilization five,000 years ago was Ancient China, which, according to Chinese mythology, was ruled by three mythical sovereigns until around two,800BC. The 1st of these, Heavenly King Fu Xi, developed the I Ching which became Chinas Oracle for the subsequent four,800 years. Even though Fu Xi was mythical, the I Ching is quite true. It evolved more than 4 dynasties and 2,000 years prior to becoming the basis for Chinas two central philosophies, Taoism and Confucianism in 600BC. These have influenced wide ranging regions to this day, from Buddhism, and Feng Shui to our formalized loved ones, government and legal systems.
In the starting there was as yet no moral or social order. Then came Fu Xi who looked upward and contemplated the images in the heavens, and looked downward and contemplated the occurrences on earth. He united man and wife, regulated the 5 stages of change, and laid down the laws of humanity. He devised the eight trigrams, in order to obtain mastery over the world.
From the I Ching.
The I Ching is an incredibly profound insight into the nature of our place in this universe. Translated as The Book of Adjustments, it is primarily based on the observation that every little thing flows from a dynamic balance of opposites, that time alterations in nature as a outcome of this flow, and that within these ever-changing tides there is an immovable, ultimate path for every single of us. (The Tao, indicates The Way). The I Ching is much more than a philosophical thesis. The I Ching is an extremely intricate study and mapping of time a mapping similar to the mapping of DNA. As soon as the 64 codons of DNA were identified in the 1990s, we had the developing blocks to decode the genetic sequence of all living things. So also, when the I Ching mapped time four,800 years earlier, it gave Chinese masters a extensive technique to decode time.
In the I Ching, 64 Hexagrams combining Yin and Yang make up the whole DNA of time (and power). These interplay with the 5 elements of location (and matter): Wood, fire, earth, metal and water. The philosophy behind this code is primarily based on the famous circular image of the Taiji: The perpetual interplay of Yin & Yang, Evening & Day, Male & Female. The universe was seen as a continual flux, and we have the chance to reside in resonance with this flux by understanding it and following our path inside it, or to be in a constant battle against it. (Considerably as a great surfer picks the correct wave not by riding the wave, but by reading the ocean).
As we are born from power to matter, we take on varying qualities of the first 4 elements, and it is this mixture that defines our differences. Wealth Dynamics follows nearly all modern day psychometric testing, which requires its roots from the I Ching with a single quite considerable difference
The I Ching remained inaccessible to the Western Globe for the 1st 4,000 years of its life. This changed in 1911 when Richard Wilhelm, a German missionary and scholar in China, met Lao Nai-hsuan, a Chinese sage in the I Ching. Lao believed it was time for the Western world to find out of the I Ching, and from 1913 to 1921 the two of them worked together at translating the intricacies of the I Ching into German. Lao died in 1921 as quickly as the translation was completed, and Wilhelm took the translation back to Germany.
It was here that he met psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. Jung had been Sigmund Freuds understudy for six years, and he had fallen out with his mentor over differences in their views of the unconscious. While Freud believed that we are the outcome of our loved ones and social conditioning, Jung believed we are born with inherent traits. When Wilhelm showed Jung his translation of the I Ching, it had a profound impact on Jung, to the extent that Jung wrote the introduction to the book and helped to get the I Ching published. From the I Ching and his conversations with Wilhelm, Jung gained a new clarity into the nature of character types:
For the initial time this profoundest function of the Orient was introduced to the West in a living and comprehensible fashion. What he told me, out of his wealth of understanding of the Chinese mentality, clarified some of the most challenging troubles that the European unconscious had posed for me.
Jungs new insights led to the basis of Jungian psychological typing, which subsequently led to psychometric testing models such as Myers-Briggs and DISC profiling. These tests take the nature of opposites in the initial four Chinese components: Wood/Spring, Fire/Summer, Earth/Autumn and Metal/Winter, and relate them to introversion/extroversion, intuitive/sensory and so on. Myers-Briggs eight pairings of varieties match the eight major trigrams of the I Ching. To this extent, Wealth Dynamics shares a common supply in Carl Jung. So why have to we go back to the I Ching? What did Jung miss in his typing model?
The substantial distinction in Wealth Dynamics to other psychometric tests is in its relation to time and the fifth element, water. Jung discarded the fifth element as it did not match into the Western model of four static components. As a result, he ended with a static model of the unconscious based on 4 components, where time basically played a result in-and-effect part in life. This was ugly and incomplete, and Jung knew it.
Jung turned his interest to the intentional coincidences and total inter-connectedness of all factors that the I Ching philosophy not only permitted, but anticipated. This led to him building and naming two concepts which these days are nicely known: The universal unconscious, and synchronicity (a term he utilized for the 1st time at Richard Wilhelms funeral in 1930). He built this into a full theory of synchronicity in 1952, but he in no way managed to reconcile this perform on the flow of time and consciousness with his static psychological typing, and he died in 1961.
To this day, Jungian personality testing treats our personality traits as static elements with tiny partnership to levels of consciousness or spirit. By contrast, in Wealth Dynamics spirit is vital as it is our entrepreneurial spirit that will establish our wealth.
Although contemporary science and spirit have constantly been divided in the West, the East has constantly taken a more holistic view that time, matter and spirit are necessarily interconnected. Even though the 4 Greek components are primarily based on physical elements, the five Chinese elements are not elements at all, but states of change. Fire does not refer to fire, but the state that fire is in when it warms. Wood does not refer to the wood in trees, but the state that wood is in when it grows. The 5 Chinese components could a lot more accurately be described as: Grow (Wood), Glow (Fire), Slow (Earth), Know (Metal) and Flow (Water). Whilst Western culture has focused on a static physical planet, with alterations primarily based on trigger-and-impact (until the advent of quantum mechanics), Chinese culture has constantly focused on states of adjust, where absolutely nothing is static and exactly where we expertise totally diverse realities in the context of our state of alter in any moment in time.
Wealth Dynamics refers to these five states as frequencies. When we tune in to our frequency (and we all have a dominant frequency), we experience a diverse reality, and we commence to attract the correct folks, sources and opportunities as if by luck. Several individuals get in touch with this our flow. Not surprisingly, flow is what we uncover in water, the fifth element. As we follow the methods to resonate with our all-natural frequency, we increasingly tune into and experience flow.
"These coincidences, which Jung termed synchronicity, are positive indicators you are in the flow Flow is a harmony of getting that has been sought soon after through the centuries in the spiritual traditions of the world. In the East, it has been linked to the Tao, the underlying interconnectedness of the Universe. In our lives, flow is obvious in those instances when things come about effortlessly, every thing falls into location, obstacles melt away, and our timing is perfect. In these instances, we feel a deep sense of harmony and underlying order. We know we are in the right place, at the appropriate time, undertaking precisely the proper point."
- Charlene Belitz & Meg Lundstrum, The Power of Flow
Flow is not an ethereal concept in Wealth Dynamics, but an achievable state, reached through a organic step-by-step path that each and every of us can tread - simply because several have tread the path just before us. (four,800 years prior to us, in truth).
The finish aim of Wealth Dynamics is not just to know your profile. It is to identify your path, to tune in to your flow, and to fulfill your true potential.
As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence
is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere getting.
- Carl Jung (1875 - 1961)
Find out much more about Wealth Dynamics and take the on the web test at www.wealthdynamics.org
You will not see Paul Newman on the list of Hollywood top earners, however Newman has provided away over $200 million much more than most of todays most successful Hollywood actors have ever made. He didnt make that funds from films. He made it from salad dressing.
He started his company, Newmans Own on a wager that men and women wouldnt get his salad dressing. From day one particular, he declared that all profits would go to charity. In the initial year, Newmans Personal was effective sufficient to donate close to $1 million to charity. By 2006, the business had reached an astounding $200 million in donations to charities.
Whats more, the success of Newmans Personal has since catapulted Newmans involvement in philanthropy to an completely new level. Newmans expertise inspired him to launch the Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) in 1999. In the five years given that launch, the CECP has encouraged corporate giving in America. Right now, the CECP is chaired by Citigroups CEO, Sandy Weill, and the membership list is a whos who of Americas leading CEOs and Chairmen, representing firms that gave more than $7 billion to charities in 2005.
Newmans uncompromising approach to producing a difference is summed up in the slogan of his organization, Newmans Personal:
Shameless Exploitation in Pursuit of the Frequent Great
If Butch Cassidy can have this kind of success, what can you obtain? What will you adjust in the coming quarter? Modify the dressing? Change the channel? Alter the world?
Belief, courage, action
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