Breakaway Goals For 2017

2017

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Zy Marquiez
January 9, 2017

“A dream is your creative vision of your life in the future.  You must break out of your current comfort zone and become comfortable with the unfamiliar and the unknown.”
– Denis Waitley

In the Breakaway 2016 – A Year In Review, a tally was conducted of which goals were met success, and which met failures.

Now it is time to set goals for 2017, which will be both for the blog and some personal ones as well.

Each goal – written in bold – follows with commentary below.

Goal #1: Paint 25 paintings.

Last year, the goal was 50, and 30 wasn’t even achieved.  Although really wanted to attempt the same goal again, it’s more prudent/pragmatic to take a more conservative goal in this instance.  The other reason for not making this goal too large is that the canvases which will be used this year are 2-3 times larger than last years.  That’ll simply mean more time put towards painting, regardless of total goal.

Goal #2:  Write and share 50 poems of any type.

This was the goal for last year, but unlike painting, which takes considerable time, this goal will be achieved this year because we will not sacrifice too much personal time for the blog.  Failure is not an option.

Goal #3:  Write 70 new book reviews for the blog.

Last year’s goal was 50, and it was pretty much crushed by 50%.  This year, although there shouldn’t be any personal setbacks or anything, the goal will be 70.  It’ll still be considerable work, but it’s increased enough to be a challenge, while not overly so that it feels like a finish line that never ends.  Really want to make it higher, but let’s not get overly ambitions.

Goal #4:  Ask more questions of individuals, and listen more.

Seems simple, and yet, it’s a goal that will net more benefits.  It’s not like me to be overly talkative, but, in order to increase mindfulness, being more mentally engaged on the listening side of a conversation will bring to fruition considerably greater aspects of myself.

Goal #5:  Be even more inquisitive than in the past.

This goal is the same as last year, and it was met.  However, its important to me to continue to foster my intellectual curiosity in order to grow as an individual and be able to help others.  What’s not to like about that goal?

Goal #6:  Take more deep breaths.

What!?  Yeah, that’s a few friends told me.  But really, the reason for this is, again, it helps develop mindfulness, and keep my mind intensely focused, which helps in every other part of life.  Plus, it will remind me to meditate more often.

Goal #7:  Meet new people from all walks of life, figure out what makes them tick, and why they are the way they are.

Meeting people is a great goal, and it used to be really hard for me due to being shy, but with time its become slightly easier.  That said, meeting people is one thing, but figuring out what makes them tick deep down in their core is something significantly different, and something that almost never happens due to so many superficial relationships.  That, and it takes time to really get to know people and their drives/passions.  Regardless, if am able to engage with 15-20 folks in this manner by the end of the year, am going to be more than happy with this one.

Goal #8:  Read 100 books, or 20,000 pages from books – which ever goal comes first between those two.

This goal was succeeded last year thankfully.  About 3/4ths of the book read were non-fiction research books of many types, with the rest being fiction of mostly dystopian or horror type.  Would love to up this goal, but this goal requires enormous consistency and everything to go right.  At least having a goodreads account helps track which books – and how many – were read.

Goal #9:  Workout at least 5 hours a week – over 250 hours in the year.

Although the amount of time [hours logged] working out last year was within goal range, not enough ‘days’ were spent doing that.  The days worked out by myself would venture into 1 to 2 hours many times, but would only go about 3-4 times a week, rather than 5 consistently.  That said, from this year on we’re just going to add hours worked out by each week’s end.  If the total hours worked out by the end of the year goes over 250 hours, this will be great.  And my goal is to do it either by doing yoga, cardio, lifting weights, etc.

Goal #10:  Take a lot more time ruminating before carrying out all decisions in life.

This is definitely the most complex, since it requires constant mindfulness and focus to have a highly more deliberate and incisive thought process.  Without a doubt, this goal will probably net arguably the greatest benefits, although it might be the toughest to achieve/implement.

More goals might be added, but for now that seems to run the gamut across most if not all of the core goals that will be striven for in this blog.

What are your goals for this year?  Have put them into action?  Are you already on your way?  Let me know.

Throughout the year, regardless of what takes place within the rollercoaster that is life, please keep in mind this gem that Picasso once intimated:

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act.  There is no other route to success.”

Breakaway 2016 – A Year In Review

Small Business Investing: 2016 Year in Review
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Zy Marquiez
January 5, 2017

“When its obvious that your goals cannot be reached, don’t adjust your goals, adjust your action steps.”
– Confucius

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and jupon which we must vigorously act.  There is no other route to success.”
– Pablo Picasso

Okay, we’re going to keep this simple.

Before writing the goals for 2017, which will be blogging and personal goals, we’ll need to see how 2016 panned out.

If a goal was achieved it’ll be preceded with a yes [Y], if not with a no [N].

Some of the goals might seem rather abstract, but they are realistic goals nonetheless.

Each goal will follow with personal observations:

[Y] Continue fostering the great relationships that have helped me grow as an individual.

This one is a pass, but barely.  Have been able to foster some relationships and get to know some friends even more, and have definitely learned a lot from them, but at the same time some older relationships seem to be passing by.

Have met many great people online, but don’t get much of a chance to meet many people in person.  Used to meet folks at the local bookstore in Arizona but ironically enough, although this in Texas area is bigger, and has a lot more people, there’s not many places [or at least haven’t found them yet] where one could just sink into a good book at any time.  There are local libraries, but am more of a fan of bookstores and cafes.  And since had to give up coffee….*cringe*

[Y] Meet new people, and learn as much as possible not only from them, but from the paths that they have chosen to walk, regardless of their reason.

This one is a pass, and brought much personal growth for myself.  Having gotten to know many more individuals in many walks of life is definitely refreshing.  Getting to know new people is definitely something that’s always intrigued me.  Most of my new relationships are of an online basis, and many of these people still mean the world to me.  These individuals are certainly not treated any different simply because they haven’t been ‘met in real life’.  That said, it’ll be great to meet more as the blog grows and my shyness gets worked on.

Although have been fortunate myself to meet many great people online, unfortunately, don’t get much of a chance to meet many people in person mostly due to work.  Used to meet folks often at the local bookstore in Arizona but ironically enough, although am living now in an area of Texas which is bigger, and has a lot more people, there’s not many places [or at least haven’t found them yet] where one could just sink into a good book at any time.  There are local libraries, but am more of a fan of bookstores and cafes.  And since had to give up coffee….*cringe*…the cafes have been a no go.

[Y] Be even more inquisitive than in the past

That goal is a pass, and it’s gotten me in a lot of trouble, but that’s beside the point.  Some people do not like being questioned; they expect people to take their word as gospel.  That’s not how yours truly views such things.  The second someone cannot be questioned, they hold inherent power of you, whether they know it or not. Furthermore, questioning someone doesn’t mean you do not respect them, appreciate them, love them or even look up to them.  Some people though seem to take things personal when you ask them honest questions, as if judging the information means judging them.  Such is not the case.  At least not for myself.

[Y] Follow my instincts all of the time, no matter how big or small the issue might be.

This has become easier, although it should be automatic since it nets the most benefits.  Still, when circumstances in life come up, it’s always intriguing to ruminate upon what the choices and ramifications might be.

[Y] Read 100 books, or 20,000 pages within books [not online or PDFs]. Whatever comes first between those two.

A rather ambitious goal, but a realistic one considering how much reading is part of my life.  This goal was attained

If my addition was correct, there were 75 book reviews written and posted [2 of them were reposts about JFK which pushed the total up to 77].  Through some synchronistic circumstances, read quite a bit of HP Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, and Walph Waldo Emerson, all of which haven’t been finished as they’re large volumes and thus haven’t been reviewed.  Also read a lot of other works of fiction.  Only wrote a handful of reviews on the fiction books, and usually don’t write about those since am pressed for time a lot and have chosen to forgo those.   That said, the goal was attained, but it wasn’t as easy as it could/should’a been.  The rest of the goal was achieved by reading a fiction, particularly of the dystopian variety.  Having an unplanned move into a new house drained a lot of my free time to read and write reviews, poetry and paint, so the numbers could have been higher but hopefully that doesn’t take place this year.  Numbers wise, both numbers were passed, although wasn’t sure which came first.

[Y] 10 of the 100 books in the above goal were to be on Philosophy.

This goal was hit, but mostly from the Eastern Philosophy perspective.  Still, have learned a lot from this and appreciate it.  Having finally read Confucius’ Analects, The I-Ching, and having reread the Art of War, it was definitely great to be able to learn from these timeless pieces, and they did not disappoint.

[Y] Read 1500 articles health, science, finance, history, etc.

This was a pass.  Research and reading is one of my main passions so this was achieved.  Might have to up this goal this year; we’ll see.

[Y] Write at least 50 book reviews for the blog

Having written at least 75 reviews that were verifiably posted, this goal was a pass.  Would like to write 100 reviews in 2017, but that might be overly ambitious?  We’ll see.

[N] Write 50 poems of any type. This goal is mainly to keep fostering my personal creativity.

This goal was definitely a fail, and even cringe at having to check ‘official numbers’; can’t think that more than 2 dozen poems were written in the blog, if that.  In fact, in full disclosure, did end up writing more poetry [not really blog suitable], but a lot of it doesn’t see the light of day.  However, that said, if it’s not posted it doesn’t count, so this goal was a fail.  Really need to rethink goals regarding posting poems in the future.  Moreover, also need to quit sacrificing personal time so much for other ventures since it ends up costing me most of my free time in an effort to try and help others.

[N] Paint 50 paintings

This was another missed goal.  This goal wasn’t achieved for a few reasons, but it was achievable nonetheless.  Part of the reason was that using lower level acrylic paint instead of professional grade paint makes thing quite more complex [didn’t know at a time, still lack experience] and many times what could have been done on the first go using higher quality paint takes a few tries with paint of lesser quality.

That said, we’re upping our game this year [!], and am in the process of getting a bit more professional grade paint supplies and hopefully am able to follow through with my goals.  Big thanks to Linda for this one!  P.S.  If anyone happens to know or have any additional information on where to get quality art supplies for a reasonable price please let me know.  Any art websites would also be helpful.  Have only ventured into DeviantArt and a few others, but the list is small.

[N] Workout for minimum 30 minutes a day at least 5 times a week

This is close, but we’ll log it as a fail.  These are the reasons why:

[1] My workouts usually are 45 minutes to 1 hour and 30 minutes long or so, sometimes longer.
[2] My workouts were usually only 3 times a week, and not 5 times as originally wanted.

Admittedly, by ‘workout’ what’s mean is going to the gym, and not doing yoga at home, or rebounding, or any other type of workout.

That said, have at least been consistent enough to keep going between 3-4 times a week for months now.  Knowing this helps justify the expense of having a gym membership, but also helps see where progress was made.  This goal will definitely be modified for this year.

A better idea might be a goal in minutes by the end of the year, rather than days gone to the gym?  What say you?

[N] Take a lot more time before carrying out all decisions in my life. This will be the most complex, and difficult,  but it will yield the greatest results.

This particularly regards mainly work, but seeps into every other aspect of my life if used correctly.  Although am admittedly doing better, am still not at the point that am capable of.  Having to make significant decisions in matter of seconds, hundreds of times a day, nigh every day of the year like clockwork is not exactly easy, BUT, it’s the life chosen by me, and it’s another passion.   That said, obstacles were meant to be overcome, and we’ll get there soon enough.

[Y] Continue to add content to the blog and grow the blog up to at least 500 regular readers

This goal was almost doubled, with about 960 subscribers, although it’s been stuck like that for a few weeks now.  Also, there is the issue of some people being unsubscribed a few times even though they didn’t unsubscribe so there’s something rotten in Denmark.   Although it makes me want to vent considering how much censorship this blog has faced, we won’t embark on an endless tirade of expletives.  Trying to keep this family friendly yah know.  We’ll keep this rated G!  Still, the goal was hit, and that’s at least reassuring for what it’s worth.

To finalize, all in all, am glad to have set these goals last year.  Some goals were achieved easier than others, while others weren’t even half-way realized.  There’s still a lot of work to be done, but that’s why we’re here, right?

In hindsight, doing this review definitely helps me prepare for this year, and will ultimately help me grow as an individual.

How did you all fair in your goals for 2016?  Did you achieve your goals?  Why or why not?

Regardless, always remember that:

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”
– Zig Ziglar

So set them high and set them often.

Breakaway Ruminations #1 – New Year; New Possibilities

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Zy Marquiez
January 4, 2017

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”
– Thomas Jefferson

Every year, as the New Year approaches, one can sense excitement building in the atmosphere.  In many instances, this type of emotion/feeling can at times be so substantial it resonates in others.

This excitement takes place in large part due to individuals getting ready to create significant changes in their lives; changes that will be for the better.

However, what seems quite intriguing about these circumstances is that often times many people choose to wait to make changes after the new year begins, even though they know they would reap rewards with those changes now. If change is to take place [positive, meaningful & needed changes at that] why don’t individuals make changes immediately?  After all, if the benefits are to be beneficial, why not venture into the realm of change sooner?

We are all guilty of this idea to some extent, and it seems quite paradoxical that people would see new ‘resolutions’ as positive, but yet hold themselves back from them until the ‘official clock’ changes.  Why not change your own clock?  Why not dance to your own tune?

Regardless of the reasons, when the New Year begins hope is in the air, individuals have an extra spring in their step, and the vibe is totally different.

If you go to the gym, the first day of the year is hands down the busiest day of the year.   In this respect, as someone who shares similar goals and as an observer of this circumstance for many years, it’s great to witness individuals do the best for themselves and starting out strong.  Problem is that, in many ways our resolutions often dissipate into our past habits much of the time.

Still though, every new year, more and more people end up bringing about better change for themselves, and this is quite refreshing.  Be it in search for better health, relationships, personal growth, or other, individuals that keep pushing themselves to breakaway from the conventional box we’ve been offered from youth often keep chugging along relentlessly regardless of time, circumstances or obstacles.  These individuals make obstacles their daily bread.

Moreover, other individuals that get to see positive changes in others that breakaway from the conventional narrative gain confidence and belief in many ways as they see their friends or acquaintances succeed in new endeavours.  This doesn’t often directly correlate into success for these folks, but it sure helps in them seeing what’s possible.

And at minimum, the future will always hold the option to be the jump-off point if any individual ever decides to light off into the horizon.  That’s one great reason the future appeals to everyone, but there’s more.

The future offers us energy, possibilities and wonder.

The future is the untraveled road, ready to be paved by the individual – you.

The future is everything we wished for, and more, but only if we make it happen.

The future is the shining star that’s yet to shine upon a new horizon.

The future is a compass pointing in a new direction; a new course to make berth too.

The future is ultimately a blank canvas, and that’s why we all love it.

And yet, the future is every single day, every new hour and every new minute.  The future doesn’t stop and wait for the New Year just because that’s what we’ve been taught to do.

The future, like a blank canvas, is always ready to be filled in.

Knowing that, why not make every new day your ‘New Year?  Why not make every day your gateway?

The beauty of this conundrum is that it’s only a choice.

Thankfully, the future – our individual blank canvas – is always there.

And always will be, ready for that moment when the choice is made.

That said, let’s end with this gem from Mattie Stepanek:

“Keep all special thoughts and memories for lifetimes to come.  Share these keepsakes with others to inspire hope and build from the past, which can bridge to the future.”

My work with private clients: shapes of the expanded mind

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Jon Rappoport
October 26, 2016

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, Exit From The Matrix, click here.)

What I’m about to describe I’ve seen happen with certain clients, in my consulting practice.

Consider some typical aspects of mind: memory, analysis of data, storage of data, beliefs, perception-filters. Ordinarily, these aspects exist as relatively quiescent compartments. They overlap when necessary.

However, this changes when a person decides to pursue a large enterprise or great adventure with deep passion.

Now the separate compartments are all enlisted in the aid of the enterprise.

They come together. The compartments feed each other. Useful data appear. Beliefs change. Perception-filters drop away or shift so the person is seeing the future he desires.

The mind rearranges itself to fit the passion and the enterprise. A person realizes that his mind has always been able to do this. It “has been waiting” for the call.

Power surfaces.

We are now talking about “inner connected being.”

It turns out that the mind has always been adaptable to a great enterprise. It waits, the wheels spin, small problems are solved—but then when The Big One comes along, the mind rearranges. It feels, so to speak, the wind blowing from the top of the mountain, and with this signal, it makes its moves. It clears its decks. It shifts its shapes to align with the great adventure.

The mind has various states, but they aren’t defined as researchers normally analyze and catalog them. The mind can be pedestrian, and it can be rocket. It can be asleep, and it can be marvelously alert. It can submit, for review, average and repetitive data, or it can send up unusual and vital data.

The mind cannot be externally programmed to yield great encouragement and cooperation and shape-changes—because it is naturally tuned to another exclusive source: the power within.

This is the key. The mind is intimately connected with the individual. It has always been the case.

This relationship is dynamic. The mind, at its peak, is ALWAYS ABOUT THE FUTURE.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

America 2020 – What Will The Landscape Look Like?

By: Zy Marquiez
December 18, 2015

We are going to put imagination to a test.   You are each encouraged to do this on your own.

Put pen to paper, and imagine the world as it will be during the year 2020.

Let’s begin.

Monsanto‘s stock will be completely eviscerated as more information comes forth regarding their full range of cancerous products and genetically modified food garbage.

Cyber false flags will increase at a monumental rate. Said events will be used by the mainstream media presstitutes and the comptrollers to push further for a digital currency. Most people will be skeptical given the banking /financial establishment’s unstable records.

The powers that shouldn’t be will keep pushing the Vaccine agenda, but they will stir a hornet’s nest as millions of parents, specifically women, will draw the line at forceful vaccinations [such as SB277] which will also merge into a greater agenda, that being forceful medical procedures. Lines will be drawn. The parents will make sure there is hell to pay if anyone touches their children.

People will figure how to breakaway from fluorideFluoridation information will go widespread, as information will reach critical mass as countless more towns will continue to clamor for the removal of fluoridation such as this, and this, and this, and this, oh and this. Untold numbers of folks will begin to realize the benefits of real, clean water, and will purchase, and create their own filters as time goes by.

Aspartame will be seen as equal to diseases by a sizeable portion of the population and outright bans will be requested, which storm all the way up to congress as more and more people continue to file thousands of adverse side effects from the consumption of such products poisons.

The mainstream media will no longer be seen by the majority of the populace as the most trusted news source. Their numbers will continue to plummet, which will force buy-outs, mergers and outright shutdowns of entire news stations. More independent journalists will detach from the system and they will be coming out in droves. They will smell blood, and the sharks will circle, for the first REAL time in quite a while.

More cancer cures will be found, and an exponential number of people will find out the truth about the causes/cures for cancer and how Big Pharma/Big Medica and the comptrollers are responsible for the suppression of many [most?] of the cures.   An increasing number of people will also begin to seek alternative remedies for their diseases, and even more will learn how to combat diseases in more ways than most can imagine.

Organic, non-genetically modified, gluten free, locally grown fresh foods, will grow exponentially to the tune of tens of billions of dollars, with an outside shot at overtaking 100 billion as more corporations position themselves for the global change. This will propel a tidal wave of companies into a bottleneck for decent portions of the market share. New faces will rise, old ones will fall, but folks still remain weary given the previous behavior of corporations in years past.

Tangible assets will grow in people’s portfolios, and those said assets will become more readily known by the ‘average’ investor. People will take the reins of their financial flagship and steer it where it makes most sense for them, and not the corporations.   Savings rate will be the highest its been in decades. Banks won’t be as trusted as before, even though they will continue to clamor for a digital currencies.

Average health in the United States, and in many western nations, will begin to shift due to the unprecedented change of people shifting to real foods. More people will quit smoking and drinking due to the deleterious effects those vices cause on their health.

Homegrown foods will increase at an extremely rapid rate, and people will begin saving bucket loads of money due to this transition. Their health will also benefit greatly from such an endeavor.

Tyrannical government players will continue to play the ‘gun-control’ cards after real shootings coupled with false-flag operations. However, they will realize that similar to the Vaccine Agenda, the Gun-Control card will only be worse for them and will serve to wake people up as its continuing to do.

The controlled descent of the economy will have begin to shift into a holding pattern, as 3D printing, coupled with local/online small businesses which are infused with cash via crowdfunding programs that will continue to take the entire globe by storm as individuals stampede into taking their power back. Manufacturing within the United States will begin to look better than it has in over a decade. Small business will be a boon to the economy, especially local ones.

The fracture that is taking place behind the scenes between different warring factions of the globalist empires – some of them no doubt breakaways – will amplify in breath and scope. Mysterious murders and deaths will litter the American/European/global landscape as hidden players keep vying for power in this global game of chess. Who will win? That’s up to you to decide.

New whistleblowers will emerge within the Cancer, Vaccine, Health, Biotech, Financial and Intelligence structures. Data dumps will be the name of the game, and this will cause chaos behind the scenes.

Lockheed Martin’s stock will continue to grow due to their unprecedented technological innovation directly tied to the Breakaway Structure and powerplayers. Many space related corporations/assets will grow, many of them privately, and a select few will hold more power than people imagine. Space Ports will begin to grow en mass within the BRICS Nations. Space Tourism will be the talk of the day, but false flags will morph on the horizon beyond our atmosphere in the form of ‘accidents’.   Some battle lines will be drawn in the sand in space between the Breakaways and newer players.

But more importantly, you will realize how to play their game, which is by removing yourself from the board completely thus not allowing your time/money/energy to be tapped by such a noxious system.

The question isn’t why would those events take place? The question is why not? Some strong currents of change are already being felt.

The power will ultimately lie in the individual. Will the individual choose to continue the toxic life, or will they realize that there are other doors, other options to be able to live a better, happier, more product life for themselves? Time will tell.

All of this will ensue with billions of choices. You can either help your freedom, or help your slavery. In the end, everyone helps polish one side of the coin or the other.

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On the pillars of tomorrow, Orwell and Huxley will be sitting. While relaxing on rocking chairs, volleying back and forth in a heated game of chess, they eventually note the change in the currents of humanity. Each will gaze at each other, nod, smirk, realizing that for the first time in modern times the tsunami of chaos that was heading in our direction, was redirected right at the powers that shouldn’t be.

Then Orwell proceeds to tell Huxley, “Guess Tesla was right?”

“Regarding what?” Huxley counters.

“Last week at our roundtable discussions remember he said ‘Every living being is an engine geared to the wheelwork of the universe. Though seemingly affected only by its immediate surroundings, the sphere of influence extends to infinite distance.’

“Guess humanity is figuring it out after all…” finalizes Huxley.

Orwell nods in appreciation as they fade away into the memories of the Universe.

The end? Or the beginning?