There’s No Place Like Home

There’s No Place Like Home

Nomadic Versus Home Base If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you? What is your comfort zone? Nomadic essentially means anything that involves moving around a lot. Nomadic hunter-gatherer tribes followed the animals they hunt and carried the tents they slept in with them. Many Biblical characters, such as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David and others, lived a nomadic lifestyle. In a modern time you don’t have to be a nomad to live a nomadic lifestyle. In fact if you dive in deeper people who are chasing the American dream of a huge house, fast car and a white picket fence, settle down and are enslaved to ideas they don’t understand and can’t break free from.  Honestly if you are constantly striving for that dream what happens when you catch it?  Do you keep upgrading houses, cars and fences? Are you going into debt to achieve this level of the American dream? Most are.  For fun lets pretend that you are financially independent and you buy your house, car and fence in cash.  Are you actually at home that often or are you traveling the world experiencing everything it has to offer? Exactly. Modern day nomads, I consider to be independent thinkers and entrepreneurs. This group of people choose a life of trying to break free from the template lifestyle. They are choosing to live life on their own terms.  I am not saying people who settle down aren’t independent thinkers, lifestyle igniters, or not...
Fly on the Wall

Fly on the Wall

If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose? As I was enjoying my sabbath this morning, my mind began wandering.  There has been so many times I thought to myself, wow that would’ve been really cool to see.  Or when you hear of a conspiracy and you instantly are thinking about what it would have been like to be there and witness everything unravel.  So I did a simple Google search for the top 10 events in US history.  According to a poll of Americans this is how they ranked these historic events. 10) Barack Obama elected president 2008 …. 9) Armstrong walks on the moon 1969…. 8) The Civil Rights Act 1964…. 7) The Marshall Plan 1947…. 6) Women’s suffrage 1920…. 5) The Emancipation Proclamation 1863…. 4) Lewis and Clark arrive at the Pacific 1805…. 3) Louisiana Purchase 1803…. 2) Ratification of the Constitution 1789…. 1) Declaration of Independence 1776. Yes these are all amazing events.  Mostly representing a shift in our history that helped shape our current situation.  The easiest way to view this list is in reverse.  We declared independence from the tyranny of England. In 1789 the constitution was ratified, meaning to sign or give formal consent making it officially valid. Napoleon Bonaparte sells the Louisiana Territory to Jefferson for $15 Million and a forgiveness of debt.  This land purchase made it possible for the dynamic duo of Lewis and Clark to explore great unknown and arrive on the pacific coast in 1805.  As American’s proceeded to develop the country they...
Rest Days

Rest Days

My wife left me…  literally she is gone.  This leaves an empty place in not only my life but my schedule.  Okay seriously she only left me for the weekend, but by the time she left the drive way I already had started missing her (cue the sad romantic music).  I mean honestly she is so freaking amazing and the sexiest woman on the planet who wouldn’t miss her?!  I realized something a few hours ago and that is I have to do something that I haven’t done in well over a year….  Yes I have to take my day of rest without my wife Danielle.  What in the hell am I suppose to do?  Typically when we take rest day together there is no resting… haha yes I am uber mature.  Now I do have to clarify so I do not come across as a sex crazed male, but who am I suppose to talk to, play cards with or just relax with?  She is my soul mate and the best friend any one could ask for. She is headed to a sales training in Missouri and I am sitting here in a big dark empty house with our two dogs (Jackson and Fiore) who speak some form of a language that resembles mandarin (I’m convinced they are ridiculously smart but cannot convey it). What-oh-what are we supposed to do while mom is away?  We played hide and seek and of course they won, we played cards and I won, we sat on the patio and enjoyed the quiet and we both won. But I am out of...
The Bathroom Wall

The Bathroom Wall

Have you ever traveled across country or even just down to your local 7-11?  Well what does your local gas station or rest area have in common with the internet?  At first it appears there are zero overlays. If you look closer you begin to see similarities. Gas stations have isle of food, crabby low hourly workers and disgusting bathrooms that God forbid you have to take the Browns to the Super Bowl.  The internet has millions of articles and products available for consumption, usually low hourly pay workers update content for people to consume and there are plenty of forums, blogs and social media outlets for people to dump all over. Internet or Public Restroom? This got me thinking after sitting through a presentation the other day.  People are presented opportunities all the time, what is the first thing they do?  Most people that are against throwing money at a product, service or company without doing due diligence.  So the first thing that most due is get online go to Google and type in what they are looking for. Doing a Google search and reading random thoughts on blogs and certain websites is not doing research. The internet is the bathroom wall of our generation where anyone can write what they want when the want about anything they want.  The WORST thing is when someone writes something they are not held accountable for their statements. Previously in history you had to provide documentation and supporting articles or research when contributing information. Now a days you must have the credential of being able to use one finger to type...
Flip Flop Poverty

Flip Flop Poverty

Hind Sight is 20/20… I just returned home from a First Steps to Success seminar in San Antonio Texas. After sharing my testimonial many times that weekend I realized what had ‘flip flopped’ in my day to day lifestyle.  There was something specific that changed after my first event that caused me to not recognize my life. Prior to plugging into Danijohnson.com I had the knack for finding niches and exploiting them to the marketplace and it was paying off HUGE!!! I had created businesses that were projecting hundreds of thousands of dollars in income, but that didn’t matter because I was spending it faster than I could make it. This revolving door took me down a path of chasing money by throwing more time at situations.  At one point I was working 80-100 hour weeks while attending college. Yes I said 100 hours a week outside of studying and going out partying!  I wouldn’t sleep for days at a time! This resulted in terrible relationships with family and friends.  I had declining health and my mind would never shut off.  The worst part was I had no relationship with GOD! Without me knowing God had been blessing me with opportunities as a test to see how I handled success and how I handled my seed (money).  Seeds are meant to reproduce and generate more seeds.  I was eating my seed before I could even plant it, meaning I was wasting money before I could invest it.  Have you ever heard the line “If you master the little things in life, you will be made ruler over much?”, well...
Deuteronomy 10 Tablets Like the First Ones

Deuteronomy 10 Tablets Like the First Ones

Deuteronomy 10:17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is not partial and takes no bribe. The book of Deuteronomy chapter 10 is broken down into two parts.  The chapter begins with God’s mercy to Israel after their rebellion (once again) and the chapter ends with an exhortation to obedience. Moses reminded the Israelites of God’s great mercy to them, which has happened many times now. God gave them his law. Thus God has intrusted them and God led them forward toward Canaan. He appointed a standing ministry among them for holy things. The succession is kept up by the Spirit’s work on men’s hearts, qualifying and making some willing for that work in every age. God accepted Moses as an advocate  for them, and therefore appointed him to be their leader. Here is a reminder that Moses plead for them and for God to forgive them of their trespasses and was given all power in heaven and in earth. As I mentioned before the chapter ends with a reminder of obedience to God. We must fear the Lord our God. We must love Him, and delight in communion with Him. We must walk in the ways in which He has appointed us to walk. We must serve Him with all our heart and soul. We must keep His commandments, because there is true honor and pleasure in obedience. We are than taught once again our duty to our neighbor. And those who have themselves been in distress, and have found mercy with God,...
Play Together, Stay Together.

Play Together, Stay Together.

Recently I glanced at an article that some emotional woman posted to her boyfriends wall on the Book of Faces.  The article was titled: Do Couples Who Play Together Stay Together?, I proceeded with caution because the term “Play” can be misconstrued now a days especially on the internet. Shortly after starting the article I went off on a tangent similar to the squirrel situation in the Movie Up. In the first paragraph I realized that the reason with Americans being in a financial bind is every single angle of the media perceives taking out debt for happiness as OK!  Literally 1/3 of this article was about how “Financial institutions often encourage borrowing money against the equity in a home to finance a needed vacation.”  No wonder we are all in massive trouble.  At the end of the day you have to break down necessity versus luxury. Do we need to eat this week orrrrrr should we go to Disney World and eat pizza with Mickey Mouse?  Well pizza sounds good we better refinance our house so we can afford to go!  STUPID!!!!! Marital satisfaction is analyzed in the second paragraph, which is something that could be defined differently by the husband and wife depending on the year.  It states that between 1 and 5 years and 17 or more years together that marital activities performed together increased the happiness where as people being married 6 to 16 years weren’t influenced either way.  Studies regarding marital satisfaction indicate that levels of marital satisfaction decline after the fourth or fifth year of marriage and stay at a lower level until...
WAR ON DEBT

WAR ON DEBT

Soldiers of the War! When these 166 people first plugged into DaniJohnson.com, they thought they’d ALWAYS be stuck in a rut. They thought they’d ALWAYS live paycheck to paycheck. They thought they’d ALWAYS be in a pit of debt. Some thought they’d ALWAYS be fighting with their spouse about money and saying “I don’t have the money” for the rest of their lives. And now, look at what they have done!!! These 166 people were on stage at our live training event, First Steps To Success, in San Antonio, TX this past weekend because they used our War On Debt program to pay off $16.5 MILLION DOLLARS of debt in an average of 68 months! AND they have $10.2 million dollars of income producing assets, $2.1 million dollars in savings and 17 people are 100% DEBT-FREE. Isn’t this so ENCOURAGING? If they can get out from under the burden of debt, SO CAN YOU!!! It starts with getting War On Debt! To learn more about the WAR ON DEBT program click...
Women Heirs

Women Heirs

Numbers 36 – Women Heirs In this final chapter of Numbers, the daughters of Zelophehad are instructed to marry within their tribe to maintain their tribe’s inheritance. This chapter continues on the theme of allocating the Promised Land. The basic idea is that with no sons, the property of Zelophehad goes to his daughters to help carry on his estate and his “name”. One of the principles of inheritance is that the property of the wife is given to her husband, and this chapter is largely how we figure that out. The leaders of Manasseh complain that if Zelophehad’s daughters marry outside of Manasseh, then Zelophehad’s property will be permanently given to that other tribe. The tribal inheritances are meant to be permanent, so transferring property from one tribe to another breaks that permanence. This only becomes a problem when a woman inherits her father’s land and passes it on to her husband. Moses responds by agreeing to close this tribal loophole. Any woman who inherits property from her father must marry within her father’s tribe. This serves the dual role of preserving her father’s name amongst his brothers and preserving the land within the larger tribe. To remedy this inconvenience the daughters were ordered to marry family of their father’s tribe. This was to be a law to all heiresses for the future in other tribes. The daughters followed the new law by marrying their father’s brother’s sons (cousins), thus keeping the inherited land in their own tribe. Do you come from a family of all daughters? How was your inheritance carried out? Do you see benefit in...
Numbers Chapter 23:19

Numbers Chapter 23:19

Numbers 23: 19 – God is not swayed “God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it? or has he spoken, and shall he not make it good?” Balak was being rebuked for reasoning that God could be persuaded through human strategy and also for not realizing that the Israelites could not be cursed no matter what strategy was used. God is not limited like man is. He is not limited to time, space or any other measure. God can do it all, He is omnipotent which means one who can do what is impossible. Balaam said that God is not a man that He should lie, or the Son of Man that He should change His mind. God had spoken what He had spoken, and that was the end of the story. Balaam was told to bless the Israelites, and He did. Balaam is saying that God is not like men. Men are known for lying, unfaithfulness, and not keeping their word. God on the other hand, never lies and is constantly faithful. When He decides to bless a people, they are blessed. God will not change His mind and curse them immediately after blessing them. Only a person, who can be corrupted by others, power, and money could be so fickle, but not God. He is holy and trustworthy. Do you question God’s promises? Have you realized that true blessings happen for a reason (GOD) and typically even when you fall down things are much better? What Balak didn’t...

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