How Do You Kill 11 Million People?

I just finished reading Andy Andrew’s latest best-selling book: How Do You Kill 11 Million People? Why the Truth Matters More than You Think. Andy Andrews is one of my favorite public speakers and author. He’s been referred to as “a modern day Will Rogers.”

This book is small, a quick read (less than 30 minutes) and to the point. Rather than donating to a candidate’s political campaign, a better use of my money would be to buy a lot of these books and give them away — and encourage everyone I give them to read it quickly and pass it on.

From his own words, here’s why Andy wrote this book…

“Several years ago I asked myself these three questions: Where do we begin to find common ground in regard to what we want (or don’t want) for the future of America? Is it possible to write something that doesn’t use the words Republican or Democrat, liberal or conservative, yet conveys a message with which everyone could agree? Can it be written in a concise fashion allowing anyone to read it, clearly understand the message, and be empowered in less than 15 minutes? Here, then, is my answer to those questions.”

From the back cover…

Andy Andrews believes that good answers come only from asking the right questions. Through the powerful, provocative question, “How do you kill eleven million people?” (or to be precise, 11,283,000 people) — the number of people killed by the Nazi German regime between 1933 and 1945 — he explores a number of other questions relevant to our lives today:

Does it matter that millions of ordinary citizens have checked out of participating in the decisions that shape the future of our country?

Which is more dangerous: politicians with ill intent, or the too-trusting population that allows such people to lead them?

How are we supposed to tell the difference between the “good guys” and the “bad guys”?

How does the answer to this question affect not only our country but our families, our faith, and our values?

What happens to a society in which truth is absent?

Andy Andrews issues a wake-up call: become informed, passionate citizens who demand honesty and integrity from our leaders, or suffer the consequences of our own ignorance and apathy. Furthermore, we can no longer measure a leader’s worth by the yardsticks provided by the left or the right. Instead, we must use an unchanging standard: the pure, unvarnished truth.

Right now, more than ever, this book is a “must-read” — Buy it! Read it! Share it!

Best of Luck Always,

D. Scott Elder

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Published in: on February 13, 2012 at 4:26 PM  Leave a Comment  

It Doesn’t Matter

Here’s a politically correct truth for you to consider: the Tea Party, the Occupy Wallstreeters, the Unions, the Republican Party, the Democratic Party and any and all other political parties out there truly don’t care about your financial security and well-being. Nobody cares about your money and your health more than you do. It doesn’t matter if Obama remains in office after the 2012 election or if a Republican becomes president. Your economic situation will probably remain the same. It’s not the change in presidents that will make a big difference in your life, it’s the change you make in your attitude and your actions that will make the biggest difference in your life.

I learned this truth a long time ago. I’ve observed that it doesn’t matter who is president, if the economy is up, down or stagnant, I can enjoy whatever quality of life I choose. There are opportunities in every economic condition. Of course, they’re easier to find and implement in a rising economy. But even in a down economy the opportunities to enjoy a financially secure life, and even profit, exist.

When you embrace a “It Doesn’t Matter” philosophy about what the economy is doing, what the stock market is doing, what the real estate market is doing, where unemployment is, who the president is, what political party controls congress, it truly doesn’t matter because you will find opportunities that each of these situations provide. What’s happening “out there” has less influence on your life than what’s happening “inside you.”

Go deep inside yourself and you’ll find the resolve and answers to enjoy the peace of mind and quality of life that a “It Doesn’t Matter” philosophy can bring you.

Best of Luck Always,

D. Scott Elder

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Published in: on November 14, 2011 at 6:00 PM  Leave a Comment