Everyone wants freedom. No one wants a binding schedule or a boss. People launch pilot projects to earn income by doing what they love.
Nearly every new entrepreneur falls into the trap of confusing freedom with leisure. They fail to put in the time necessary to keep their cash flowing. Many aspiring free agent entrepreneurs have to try traditional employment once or twice before they get the hang of initiative.
If you work at a job you will show up every day to do boring, tedious tasks. Your supervisor keeps you focused. If you had your own business and pleasant teammattes, you could all check in throughout the day to develop the focus to move money and the fun of lifting each other up.
Life is existence. Living life fully requires action games. There are many activities you can harness to increase your cash flow.
For example, call 100 new people every day to tell them what you are doing. Don't sell. Just share. Even if 1 in 10 get curious, you are adding fans every single day.
This works equally well with your favorite chair or with headphones and a smart phone on a lovely trail or attractive neighborhood.
If you are timid or inexperienced do it with a friend or two. the fun increases your motivation and dissipates fear and hesitation.
There are hundreds of things you can do to grow your venture into an adventure. To learn more, join the Sage Grey Team. We meet online weekly to exchange customer service stories and to expand our inspiration.
Hundreds of big retail stores are closing shop. Shopping malls are going belly up. Sears and Macy's are going the way of the K-Mart special. No one misses them much. The time is ripe for entrepreneurs to enter fashion and glamour with innovative boutiques that recognize shopping as entertainment.
Large corporations had turned the shopping experience into a consumer nightmare. No one wants to shop while holding a full bladder. Men hate standing around while their mates try on endless fashion duds. And who is going to miss the ubiquitous food courts offering rubbery sweets that bloat the waistline?
Strong retailers are beginning to add on bowling alleys and gaming centers. It isn't much, but at least they are realizing that shopping is recreation. Smart retailers are going online, where clients can buy even as they watch a favorite film on Netflix.
Think of all those lost jobs. Think of all those former employees that will need to start-up small businesses to earn a living. Think of Sage University, where we blend entertaining and enlightening experiences with learning life skills and business training as exciting adventures.
Business schools today must offer relevant trainings, fair prices, and memorable life-changing experiences. We pioneered these principles in 1980. Today we are the industry leader, offering seminars, workshops, learning-by-doing internships for aspiring entrepreneurs.
Boredom is the pitfall of education. Perhaps that is why colleges are also closing in record numbers. American college graduates carry 1.3 trillion in debt--money borrowed for degrees that no longer lead to employment. Greedy banks passed laws enabling them to hound student loans far more aggressively than credit card debts. No one wants to pay all that money for the same courses they took in high school. How can a professor spin history classes or abstract mathematics for students who will actually require people skills and entrepreneurial thinking to earn a living?
At Sage you can take a few useful classes, or you can earn diplomas and graduate level degrees that you earn by conducting projects together with our professors and students. The choice is yours. You can master the art of teamwork by creating pilot projects that earn money for you during your student years. By the time you graduate you should be ahead of the game.
You learn trust by going slow. Take a few courses to earn while you learn. Mix and mingle with other successful students and alumni. See if you like our approach. Notice how you and your classmates are finding your way together. If, and only if you create value, then move on to the next small step toward a new career and lifestyle.
If you crave traditional jobs you will need a standardized education. We don't train engineers, doctors, lawyers, or bureaucrats. Regular schools have the resources for job-based careers. But if you want to travel, enjoy your vocation, and be your own boss, free agent entrepreneurship might be the path you seek.
Nature is a living spirit. Our Mother speaks to us in cascading rhythms of light and color. Certain places, such as Maui and Ibiza provide a special venue for light and love to mingle.
We took these photos yesterday on a smartphone, enveloped in breezes of air filled with revitalizing ions. After a long search for a business home, we made the right choice. Now we send you our best wishes in your search for your true calling and for a home base, from whence you can travel to the loveliest places on our little blue planet. We also want to invite you join us here whenever possible. Great friendships are the most beautiful part of life.
Life is a splendid adventure, and all the more so when you journey to exotic locations with true friends that know how to share the spirit of loving kindness.
Thousands of tourists flock to Thailand each winter to enjoy the lovely beaches and the loud celebrations. We go for another reason—to deepen our knowledge of Thai massage and to more fully embrace the loving spirit of the Thai people.
If you are seeking your spiritual center, we truly hope that you will accompany us for one of our future trips. We will be soaking up the sun and discovering the unique Buddhism that characterizes this lovely, loving place.
The staff and faculty of Sage University are expanding at a tremendous rate. Not only are we adding new courses and topics—we are also building a team that operates with great harmony and enthusiasm.
It is particularly gratifying to us that so many of our players hail from countries all across the face of the globe. Diaspora is a popular media word for markets created by immigrants. Our team seamlessly blends local and immigrant people who can provide training in a wide variety of languages from a broad spectrum of cultures. While some people spread fear and hate, we are proud to be among those who are finding ways to share peace and prosperity through the medium of entrepreneurship.
Everyone at Sage completes projects. That is how our learning system is designed. Some projects are simple and brief. Others require years of contemplation, planning, and execution. Next year an unprecedented number of people will complete entrepreneurial projects that will change the way people live, work, and play together.
We are equally proud of those who conduct their projects independently and those who are working closely with Sage University. All of you are transforming the world through innovative approaches to education, business, and lifestyle. We are gratified by your initiative.
The most fortunate event in one's life is to spend some time in the presence of a living master. That is why we are so grateful for the precious days we spent together with Jerry Karzen on Ibiza. It will take many years before we are able to process the lessons he provided.
There will come a day in the distant future when you realize how your mind and body experienced a turning point here--a profound shift that reorganized every aspect of your life. By that time, you will be the living master whose touch and movements wordlessly transform anyone wise enough to devote a little time to absorb your wisdom.
“I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.” D.H. Lawrence noted that a small bird would drop frozen from a branch without a trace of self-pity. Wild creatures live free from boredom and depression. They can feel ferocity when hungry or threatened. But wild things, both animal and human, don’t indulge in feelings beyond the sensations of pain and pleasure that go with life.
Brooding moods are the domain of domesticated animals—humans most of all. People practically make a religion of self-pity. Popular music and films wallow in the stuff. Therapy, social media, and small talk abound with stories and tones of self-centered obsession.
Are we the victims of our own success? Have our creature comforts weakened our wills and spoiled our strong, resilient natures? Has the good life filled us with impossible expectations? Is life really so terrible as the stories we spin over gourmet coffee in luxury restaurants?
In actual fact, life is wonderful for those who escape domestication. Teachers and role models programmed you to suffer in the face of exquisite beauty and love. Yet you can throw off the shroud of sorrow and find your way back to your wild, sweet nature by making the choice to live as you choose.
Your career choice is important. But the most valuable life skill is the ability to transcend pettiness and to merge into team spirit with your business, herd, pod, flock, or pride. Living in harmony with your inner savage makes life vivid.
When you find your true calling you will lose sympathetic friends in the process of recruiting other adventurers. In the company of gentle, wild creatures your sorrow will dissipate like the morning dew under the bright sunshine. Nature appears in all its glory. Your human nature glows with warmth and affection, even in times of great trouble.
Corporations and banking systems survive through predatory means by exploiting human capital. Free agent entrepreneurs, on the other hand, grow their businesses through a highly evolved process of cooperation. GWEN-Global Women Entrepreneur Network is the epitome of loving, nurturing cooperativeness.
The majority of boys play fighting games, while the majority of girls play with dolls. I never felt attracted to either. My bedroom was a small shop where I invited my friends to buy things. It was a sweet little enterprise where I would enjoy sharing my love of commerce with my friends. To this day I view businesses as a place to share wonderful products and services with people who share my values.
The joy of service and the pleasure of shopping come together in the GWEN events. I developed this innovative program for women who appreciate the feminine touch. Every workshop and conference emphasizes a receptive approach to buying and selling. This makes GWEN the perfect place to explore the transition from business as a battlefield to business as a field of beautiful dreams.
Recently we introduced GMEN for gentle men who are curious about a middle way. Justin Case and Bruce Paillex have received dozens of applications from men who are ready to forego the hostile business tactics based on Attila the Hun by pioneering new business models that don't require armor.
Cooperation among humans gave us the edge over predators with stronger muscles, teeth and claws. GWEN and GMEN are leaderless, self-organizing systems. We invite you to join us and to help us evolve higher, lighter forms of entrepreneurship for those of us who put people above profits and generosity above greed.
Join us for the 10th Annual GWEN conference, which takes place on Ibiza in October (19.-23.). You will return with new alliances and with friendships that will last a lifetime.
One of our American clients who attended the Summer semester on Ibiza made an interesting observation. She noted that she flew over because of the wonderful experiences she had with several of the independent coaches and trainers she had met. But on Ibiza she came to realize the core of kindness that forms the spirit of Sage University.
When our affiliates are on tour they face tough audiences and deal with the vagaries of local cultures that can be harsh. Naturally they are misunderstood on occasion, as they struggle to keep their lights on. But here we gather in a safe, sweet environment that soothes away the hostility and opinions that so often reduce the loving quality of our human nature.
Like any university, we attract a wide variety of people from different countries, cultures, and callings. That is why we offer courses across a wide spectrum of subjects, including relationship, entrepreneurship, leadership, and salesmanship. Dale Carnegie gave birth to our branch of education with his famous business book, How to Win Friends. Without true friendship, all success is hollow and empty.
Isn’t it ironic, that people have to work so hard to put food on the table? Cows have only to lower their heads and munch grass. Trees just sit there and let the sun and rain do everything. Our tall, green friends invented solar power before we humans ever thought of it.
As for me, I don’t mind working for a living. I enjoy hard work as long as I can make it fun. But most folks don’t like their jobs due to the unimaginative design employed by companies. Management tends to force people to fit the job rather than organizing the tasks to invigorate the people.
From my perspective, people are at their best when they are productive. Productivity requires focus. People shine when they work as teams to achieve shared goals. The right vocation is better than any vacation. When people complete projects they can see what they have produced. Completion creates team spirit, which inspires people to give their best. The right team performing useful tasks enjoys a sense of satisfaction. Collaboration can be as refreshing as meditation.
The secret, of course, is the legendary “spoon full of sugar” that helps the medicine go down. The more fun you pour into a job, the greater the pleasure you enjoy.
People aren’t drawn to the tasks. It is the players they love. My clients flock to relationship courses. They need a little more coaxing to attend entrepreneur classes, to learn planning, selling, and managing projects.
The great “secret” of success isn’t really secret at all. People love to take on great challenges together. They are willing to learn business as a game they can share.
Our new Partnership weekend is really popular because it mixes dating, mating, and conducting protective games with the ones you love. I created the course based on the joy I get from doing projects with my man. He is my sugar and I am his honey.
Every day we play in light, high places. The game does the work while we enjoy the journey.