Down Is Not a Permanent State of Being

“I have been up and I have been down; and I will surely be both again.” Anthony “Tony” Boquet, A Modern Solutionary

Much has been written about the ups and downs of business. Whenever this topic is discussed it is widely accepted that up is good and down is bad but what about in between?

For those of us in a sales role we are acutely aware of the importance of keeping our sale activity up because our income and very possibly even our job will depend on it.  If you have ever been elected to an office or position you will naturally hone in on whether or not your poll numbers are up or down.  In accounting offices worldwide they focus on having the revenue up and the expense field down.  Even the CEOs have to report to their board of directors on whether the corporate graphs are tracking up or down.  From these simple examples it is clear that businesses makes decisions based on what is either up or down; not so much on what is in the middle.  I wonder that since this seems so important, why we shouldn’t examine the truths or laws that have the power to drive these critical movements.

Let’s begin with the basic truth found in the laws of physics that states that in order for anything to move, energy is required.  Due to this fact we must understand the first Law of Thermodynamics.

That law says that energy and matter cannot be created or destroyed it can only change form. To anyone who has ever worked in a manual labor position, it is clear that energy is a must.  The more energy that we give to any project the more results or heat that will be generated from those efforts.  Thus, when we are going in the upward direction you can bet we are applying more energy to the work that we are doing.  As with all things energy ebbs and flows, resulting in less or more results. Being that it is a natural and true occurrence we shouldn’t expect anyone or any entity to be constantly in the up or down position. The middle seems like a good place to regroup in preparation for the next upward drive.

More so, this law demands by its very existence that since energy cannot be destroyed, we should be in a constant state of motion. With that said, motion alone will not determine which direction we will be moving or at what speed. To help us solve that problem we must turn to another natural law, the Law of Gestation.

This law speaks to the three states or location of any matter; the beginning or down, the middle or center and the end or up.  This truth also explains that you can only go up if you are first down and when you reach the bottom, there is only one definite way to go.  This law fortifies the truth that it is literally impossible to stay in the up position just as it is equally impossible to stay in the middle or down position.  Every journey upward must, by truth and law, start from a lower position so if you are ever down, rejoice, the future is bright.

By understanding these laws of nature we should never expect a constant upward or downward trend in anything that we do.  Instead, we should stay strong so our energy is high, stay positive so the energy is directed in the right direction and stay focused on the truths because the matter that is you is the only matter that matters.  We can only change our self and the truth is the only path that leads to positive change.

I have more good news.  We are given another natural law that helps us solve the problem of maintaining control.  As with every law it must be known, understood and accepted before it can be used successfully to solve our problems. The Law of Attraction says that whatever we think, we believe then we become.  If you want to be successful you must first think of yourself as successful, believe you are successful and soon you will become successful.

By learning, professing and living these irrefutable laws we can become the person we are destined to be, a Solutionary to the world.

If this is my last post, I want all to know there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, Vice President, Education & Development at The American College and the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

School Shootings; A Symptom of a Major Problem

“An individual’s reality can and will change based on their actions guided by their thoughts, reasons and ideals.  There will always be bad reasons for good ideas and good reasons for bad ideas.  This is why moral people struggle to find common ground on ideological differences.  The truth, however, is the casualty; it commonly gets lost in the mix.”

Anthony “Tony” Boquet

Schools were created as a societal method of teaching our children how to solve problems. When the painful results of our problems show up on campus we must realize that the system is broken.  People all agree, it’s time for these violent symptoms and the problems that they represent to be fixed.  They cry out for something to be done to correct the situation but the areas of attention is off the mark and is not the problem so nothing makes a difference.

Why?   Continue reading “School Shootings; A Symptom of a Major Problem”

Searching for the Gold of Truth

Panning for gold was a difficult and time consuming way to earn a living.  During America’s Gold Rush heyday people were drawn to panning as an occupation.  The job either paid extremely well if you were part of the few or it was an economical disaster for the vast majority of the others.  The difference in the payout was completely dependent on only three things; the amount of effort one applied in the search, the amount of sediment that one filtered and the ability of the person to identify three key identifiers; what does gold look like, where does it hide and how does it react when found.

Gold is an element that exists alongside every other mineral, rock or metal found in the earth so why did people choose gold as the popular choice for currency?

Gold’s color is very appealing and attracts attention.  It is strong, durable and doesn’t corrode when it comes into contact with other element.  Finally, it is rare enough to generate an intrinsic value but available enough to supply the needs of the many.

As a student of the truth and a Financial Planner by trade, I found these similarities remarkable when comparing gold to the truth.

In the search for truth the “miner” is called a Solutionary.  The truth can be equally as hard to find for the same reasons as gold, it takes the same three things to successfully discover both and the Solutionary has to be aware of the three identifiers.  They must know what the truth looks like, where can it be found and how does it react differently than the other information that they are sifting through.

Like gold the truth resides alongside an abundant amount of minutia in the form of believable lies, desirable falsehoods and the chunks of the partial facts.  These other “elements” will not corrode or tarnish the truth.  These non-truths are spread out of a vast area of knowledge so to save times, the sincere seeker must find the trusted spots to begin mining.  Then one has to take the time needed to sift through this pile of weaker debris in order to expose the valuable gold of truth.  Only then can a Solutionary with the appropriate education, experience and moral/ethical fortitude learn, profess and live the treasure that we call the truth; solving the problems for others.

On the surface, the truth can be hard to spot but if one know where and what to look for, it is fairly easy to find.  The truth will always be based on Natural Law so any contradiction to the laws is the first sign of fool’s gold.  The truth will also be the right and best choice for all who it impacts.  If any of the three parties of the solution is not positively affected by it’s long term outcomes it is likely a pebble to be discorded.

Finally, truth always reacts differently from false information.  Just like gold is easy to separate from the lighter sediment, so too the truth does not wash away with the passage of time.  What was true once is always true.

Anthony “Tony” Boquet, the author of “The Bloodline of Wisdom, The Awakening of a Modern Solutionary”

If this is my last post, I want all to know that there was only one purpose for all that I have written; to have made a positive difference in the lives of others.

Natural Law; The Basis of our Common Law

“Even Aristotle, a Greek pagan, would have agreed with the Christians on choices and / or decisions which would contradict with the natural flow of nature. He is credited with establishing the Law he called, The Natural Law: A paradigm that posits the existence of a set of laws whose content is set by nature and that therefore has validity everywhere.”

(International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences)

I think Aristotle and I would have been great friends because we both agree that it is nature that rules the truth and the truth can be found in all things naturally.  It is when society tolerates the opposite that problems cannot be solved.

Humans are the only creature with the mental capacity to make decisions that contradict that which is natural and when they do they are stupid enough to believe it is the true and right way of doing things.

However, it is evident that any time such decisions or choices are made it creates a multitude of additional problems for the person and all those that are effected by the choice or decision.  Problems are tied to the Wisdom of Three in the same manner as their solutions are in that there are always three stakeholders to every problem or solution.  The person or entity creating the issue, the person, persons, or entity directly affected by the problem / solution, and those indirectly impacted by the outcomes. Continue reading “Natural Law; The Basis of our Common Law”

It All Starts With A Dream

We all dream.

Sometimes they come to us unsolicited in our sleep; at other times we are wide awake, spurring on their existence.  Some dreams are remember vividly while others are never to be recalled. The storylines can vary greatly and need not be based on truth or even be realistic.  For millennium we have tried to determine their importance and in some regards they remain a mystery. However, there are a few universal facts controlled by the Power of the Wisdom of Three that are relevant in our lives and provides information that deserve our understanding as we consider New Year resolutions and business planning.    Continue reading “It All Starts With A Dream”

Professionally; Put Your Own Mask On First

The airplane sits idling on the tarmac just feet beyond the jet bridge as a soothing voice can be heard over the speakers; Should we experience a decrease in cabin pressure, four oxygen masks will fall from the ceiling compartment in front of you. Should this occur, reach up; pull a mask toward you, placing the cup over your nose and mouth, securing it with the elastic band. Please secure your own mask before assisting others. Breathe normally, even though the bag will not inflate, know that oxygen is flowing.Anyone who has traveled by air has heard this flight attendant’s safety presentation. Continue reading “Professionally; Put Your Own Mask On First”

Cloak the Pain or Solve the Problem

“This pain in my side is really driving me crazy.”

“Honey, why don’t you take the pain pills that you have?”

“Because the doctor hasn’t determined what is causing the pain. If it gets worse, I need to be able to know it.  If the pain is hidden by the medication, I will have a false sense of security thinking that all is well when it really isn’t.”

The above conversation highlights a central belief of mine. Pain is just a symptom of the actual problem; it is not the problem in and of itself.  Physical, mental and spiritual pain is our body’s way of communicating that something is wrong.  In neighborhoods all across the Country; we see, hear and feel the communications telling us that something is wrong in our societies. And just like the short discourse above between two loved ones, the evidence point to the facts that we are torn between continuing to manipulate the symptoms and wanting to solve the problem.  Continue reading “Cloak the Pain or Solve the Problem”

Life Insurance is for the Living

When you work in a service profession, you are called to do much more than the duties outlined in your job description. 

The year was 1988.  The place; a little town named Houma, Louisiana.  The event, though transformative, would not make the national news or likely even be known by more than a dozen people over the thirty years that followed.  However, for the four adults and three children in that little shotgun house; their lives would be forever changed. Continue reading “Life Insurance is for the Living”

Millenniums of Storytelling

We live in a time when campfire stories, legends and myths are no longer the common method of detailing remarkable persons, places or events. For millenniums, leaders have been memorialized through the retelling of their outstanding character traits.  In some ways we seem to have outgrown those ancient forms of communication for something better; something more progressive. As a storyteller, I am personally torn in my acceptance of the various forms of modern communications. Continue reading “Millenniums of Storytelling”