26 October 2010

HRJR's Rule of Money #1

HRJR's Rule of Money #1:
Money invested must have a "Magnetic Boomerang Effect." In other words, it must always come back home and bring with it friends that look just like it!
About three years ago, I gave my first televised speech. It was called, "Money is an Idea!" and basically, what I spoke about was how people's thoughts and views about money manifested themselves in their lives. In other words, if you believe that you're not meant to have money or a lot of it that's just what's likely to unfold in your life. On the other hand, if you believe that you are worthy of the finer things in life or that with more money you can do more for others, that may also come to pass.
Now do either outcomes happen just because you believe one view or the other? No, of course not. How it really works is this ... whichever view you're subscribing to will determine which actions you take. Those actions will determine your eventual outcome. So, if you believe you're not meant to have money, then you're not likely to do anything to get it and thus you won't have any. However, if you truly want the finer things or believe that you are supposed to have money, you are more likely to do what's required to achieve that outcome.
At least this is how I see it.
Feel free to disagree ... but I ask you, is your bank account reflective of your views on money?
Anyway ... On to the rule.
There are times when the return on a monetary investment is not expected to be monetary itself.

A common saying is, "You have to spend money in order to make money." The word for which this term defines is "Investing." The proof of a good investment is found in its return. If what you gain in return is more than what you originally spent, then the investment was good. If you spend more than you stand to gain in return, then the investment is poor.
Just about every good money management book I've read states that your dollars should be treated like workers whose job it is to go out into the world and accomplish your objectives. For me, one of those objectives is to "return home," and in addition to returning home bring more money with it.
Again ... this is just how I see it.
Feel free to disagree

24 October 2010

How Free Do You Think You Are?

People need to realize that FREEDOM AIN'T FREE!

There's a price to be paid. You don't just up and decide "I'm free" and *POOF* no worries. It takes work to get to the point where you are as free as you can humanly be.

Got bills & debt? You have to pay those bills off in order to be free of them. Got a mortgage? You have to pay that off to be free of it. Got a car note? You have to pay that off to be free of it.

Then again, people can say "'F' those bills!" In THEIR minds they're free, but on the planet that the rest of us live on, they're still very much bound to their bills. Another way to be free of that mortgage is to say "'F' that too!" Do that and in a few months the Sheriffs will come & "free" you from that house when the bank forecloses on you! And that car note? ... Les Brown always says, "The best way to get back on your feet is to miss two car payments!"

So by all means, be free in mind and spirit. You NEED to be free in mind and spirit because that's the only way you're going to devise, cultivate and implement the strategies you will need to free yourself from those things that actually do bind us in our daily lives.

Let's not make the mistake of allowing our mental & spiritual freedom to create delusions of grandeur. We've got business to handle while we're here. There are three types of people who are TOTALLY & COMPLETELY free:

1. The homeless
2. The unemployed
3. The DEAD.

I'm not ready to be ANY of the above!

13 October 2010

COMING SOON - HRJR "Motiv-ACTIONal" Tele-Seminars

HRJRs 2010 Definitions of Success #021

Shortly after I finished my seminar/book-signing this past Saturday, an older woman approached me and asked, "Do you know you're scaring people?" When I asked her to explain she said, "You're telling people they can be what they want in life. That's fine if you're young, but I'm too old."

It's NEVER too late to make a turn in the right direction!

05 October 2010

HRJR at the HUE-MAN Bookstore on Sat. Oct. 9th 2010

Motivational Seminar & Booksigning for "FIND A WAY TO MAKE A WAY! You're Either Part of the Problem or You're Part of the Solution!" by Harold S. Reed, Jr.

Hue-Man Bookstore & Cafe' - 2319 Frederick Douglas Blvd. NY, NY. 10027

Time: 12pm

* As both a ten year police veteran & an award winning Motivational Speaker & Certified Professional Life Coach, Harold is dedicated to a life of service with the goal of helping people lead rewarding and productive lives.

* A self-proclaimed "Investor in the Human Spirit"®, Harold believes that while there is greatness in everyone, most people are either too scared or too lazy to tap into that greatness and create the lives they truly want to live.

* His mission is to change that debilitating trait!

* Partly autobiographical, in "FIND A WAY TO MAKE A WAY!" Harold teaches many of the lessons he learned that turned his life around for the better & put him on the path to fulfilling his dreams.

* "FIND A WAY TO MAKE A WAY!" will help you gain insight on facing your fears, appreciating the value of setting goals, and dealing with the "Bubble Busters" in your life.

03 October 2010

"Ask HRJR!" is Back!


Everyone goes through troubled times. What do you do to get through troubled times?

N. Dawson

N. Dawson:

Guaranteed ... the most common answer to this question will be "prayer," but let's get a little more real and a whole lot deeper shall we?

Prayer is good, and prayer works, but there is even scripture that tells us "Faith without works is dead" (James 2:20). What this means is that you've got to put some muscle behind your hustle. You can't simply say, "I'ma leave it in God's Hands" & walk away from the situation.

I'm reminded of the joke about the preacher who says "I'm going to draw a circle on the ground where I'm standing. Next I'm going to take all of the money the church collected and throw it up in the air. Whatever lands inside the circle the church keeps and whatever lands outside the circle I shall accept as my pay." When one of the members asks, "Well when does God get His money?" the preacher responds, I'm throwing it up to Him ... Whatever He reaches down & catches - He keeps!"

My point ... God is going to let you do what you do down here. "Putting it in His hands" doesn't mean you take your hands off. You don't SEE God's hand when it moves. You just know that in one way or another ... it moves, and hopefully you learn something from it.

People have to keep in mind that God puts us through hard times to make us stronger. There's no testimony without a TEST ... We've all heard that time and time again.

You have to do SOMETHING (constructive) to get through the troubling times. No one gets hit with a messed up situation, drops to their knees and stays there until the clouds float away.

Sometimes you're just going to have to ride out the storm. When the crap hits the fan, you do eevrything you can possibly think of to correct the situation, and then you think up some more stuff. After that ... Well, like A.L. Williams said, "All you can do is all you can do, but all you can do is enough."

Keep the faith and KNOW that there's a light at the end of the tunnel even if and especially when you can't see it! Time heals all wounds.

"No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." 1 Corinthians 10:13