This audio seminar was recorded
live on October 20, 2005.
After the devastating impact and aftermath of hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma,
we felt that many folks in our networks were grappling with a change in paradigm.
It's dawning on us that we are on our own. We cannot afford to depend on centralized
systems. We cannot look to government to help us -- indeed government and government
contractors may be harmful to our health!
As we find creative ways to help the people who have lost family, homes and businesses
through these risky times, it is also helpful to begin lining up our own "lifeboats"
by assessing and bolstering our personal resources and our family and community connections.
Franklin and I were each inspired to make this shift earlier than most Americans.
So we thought we would have a conversation about what we learned in the process that
may be useful to others who are concerned with turning the negative to positive, and
transforming our individual situation in a way that transforms our world.
We hope this audio seminar and the supporting links and recommended readings will
bless you as we have been blessed.
- Attacked by the Tapeworm
- Moving Into Leadership to Build a New World
- Getting the Tapeworm Out of Your Mind, Heart and Life
- Building a Life Learning How to Deal Successfully with Blows
-- Positive Action
-- Managing Anger
-- Joy and Beauty
-- A Plan for the Worst Case
- Staying Healthy
- Going Local; Building Local Economic Health
a. Start now -- build up help that you need, by helping others
b. Do it in a way that cuts off the Tapeworm's resources one neighborhood at a time.
The Tapeworm tries to get you to ignore your family and neighbors and work on things
where you can have an effect such as national political activity
c. Develop economic self-sufficiency -- local knowledge, local skills, local tools
and infrastructure, local farmers, local business. We can't wait for another Katrina
to start now
d. Pursue politics to roll back regulations -- regulations are made to advantage the
large players. Roll back local regulations
e. Identify people and networks that have the knowledge you need in your community
to de-professionalize critical functions
f. Don't take anything for granted
g. Networking -- supporting each other in building a team to invent a new world
- Closing Advice:
-- Don't complain
-- Work on the issue - not in it
-- We are called to a purpose
- Questions & Answers
Catherine has written a companion piece to this seminar based on her own personal
experiences, reflections and recommended links -- On
Building Lifeboats (October 2005). She also highly recommends Franklin's newsletters
and reports available at The Moneychanger
(click on the Moneychangers Subscription Offer at left for special offer to our listeners).
See companion piece On
Building Lifeboats for an extensive listing of links and supplemental resources.
Related Audio Seminars & Links
- Solari Audio Seminars available at:
- Navigate the Falling Dollar
- The Real Economic Hitmen
- Building Real Wealth
- Where Would Jesus Bank (and Other Good Folks Too)?
- Getting Started with Coming Clean
- Investing in Silver & Gold Coins
- Building a Wonderful World
- a short slide presentation Introduction to the Tapeworm Economy and Coming Clean
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