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  1. 1. Financial Success for st the 21 Century “Prospering in any Environment” Tyrone Brackens Global Green Systems |
  2. 2. Prospering in any Environment 2 Financial Success for the 21st century Tyrone Brackens (CEO) TDB Enterprises, Inc 1(800)
  3. 3. Prospering in any Environment 3 Financial Success for the 21st century NoticeI have designed this e-booklet in order to teach and empower you about successprinciples, ideas, strategies and keys that will unlock the financial success inevery area of your life.I have gather 12 years worth of information on this subject and will inject intoyou a few clues, into being able to attract the type of life you desire. I havestudied the bible and various financial and success principles, been to seminarafter seminar, watched 1000’s of hours of videos and wealth seminars in orderthat I would be able to equip you to succeed.However, it is up to you to make the most of this information and put it to gooduse. I hope you are able to read between the lines and dissect this information asyou would in a college course. I have an invested interest in your future and it allbegins now, as we have met and will keep pushing forth to the breakthrough.I would like to say “Thank You for purchasing this e-book as it will benefit agood cause. We appreciate the fact that you have taken time to download the e-book and potential visit the website. I strongly encourage you to read this e-book at least five times in order that it can penetrate your conscious mind andmove you to the next level in your life.If you know other people that will greatly benefit from this information, feel freeto share the wisdom you have learned as it will only serve to help youunderstand it better. Thank you again for coming on board and keep looking fornew and more exciting innovative products and services.Tyrone BrackensAuthor/Consultant/CEO/Life CoachTDB Enterprises, Inc“A Cleaner Greener Tomorrow”
  4. 4. Prospering in any Environment 4 Financial Success for the 21st century 2012© Copyright Text-by Tyrone BrackensAll rights reserved under the USA copyright conventions. No part of thisbook may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means,electronic or mechanical, including photocopying or recording, or by anyinformation storage and retrieval system, without permission writingfrom TDB Enterprises, Inc. This e-book is published by: e- TDB Enterprises, Inc 1486 Meadowthorpe Ave. Lexington, Ky 40511Email: probrack@yahoo.comWebsite: & www.globalgreensystems.netAll Biblical quotations are taken from the Original African HeritageEdition King James Version© 1993 DISCLAIMERThe advice contained in this material might not be suitable for everyone. The author designed theinformation to present her opinion about the subject matter. These are current opinions only and subjectto change without notice. The reader must carefully investigate all aspects of any spiritual, financial orlegal decision before committing him or herself. The author obtained the information contained hereinfrom sources she believes to be reliable and from her own personal experience, but she neither impliesnor intends any guarantee of accuracy. The author is not in the business of giving spiritual, accounting,financial or legal advice. Should the reader need such advice, he or she must seek services from arelevant competent professional. The author particularly disclaims any liability, loss or risk taken byindividuals who directly or indirectly act on the information contained herein. The author believes that theadvice presented here is sound, but readers cannot hold her responsible for either the actions they takeor the result of those actions.
  5. 5. Prospering in any Environment 5 Financial Success for the 21st century TABLE OF CONTENTSDedication .........................................................................................................6Foreword ...........................................................................................................7Introduction .................................................................................................. 12Financial Principle #1- Remain Persistent ..................................... 16Financial Principle #2- Give your way to wealth ......................... 18Financial Principle #3- Embrace Reading ....................................... 22Financial Principle #4- Remain Humbled ....................................... 26Financial Principle #5- Dare to Dream ............................................. 28About TDB Enterprises, Inc ................................................................... 33Bonus #2 (Spiritual Wealth Article) .................................................. 382 Bonus financial wealth Builders: 10 Strategic Biblical Quotes formoney; Spiritual Wealth Article
  6. 6. Prospering in any Environment 6 Financial Success for the 21st century Dedication I want to first of all “Thank God” for life, liberty and the pursuit ofhappiness. It is through his divine grace that I am able to be who he has calledme to be, and live in a manner that is able to give him pleasure forever more. Hehas given me more than I can really handle and has allowed me to walk throughsome situations, in order that I might be a better individual. I would like tothank all of those who have mentored me along the way, and given me hope inmy time of sorrow. I dedicate this E-book to my mother Elizabeth Wester and father DanielBrackens whose continuous love and support has made the difference in my life.
  7. 7. Prospering in any Environment 7 Financial Success for the 21st century Foreword Financial success is a life force that allows you to operate from an unseenrealm, which guides you to remove all negative beliefs and patterns that stop theblockage of prosperity into your life. It is an absolute must that you let go andlet God help you to gain a deeper knowledge of self, and a phenomenal sense ofmind evolution. Spiritual Wealth is unique and effective because it emphasizesboth parts of your life – the spiritual and the material sides of life - leading tomore peaceful existence as well as greater success. The greatest we are having asa Human Beings is the misunderstanding of unity, brotherhood andnetworking, as we venture in the 21st century. We are a great nation ofindividuals that possess untold riches within, as well as an incredible sense ofhumanity. Financial success principles will help to lead us in the awareness of ourgreatest truths, and give us a paradigm from that we can create an endlessabundance of wisdom. Our harvest is presently available and is beckoning ourawareness of its presence in the spiritual valleys of life. Our lack of knowledge iscosting our race millions of dollars in lost opportunities, as we seek to learn 450years of false dogma. As we use a small portion of that creativity (creator) thatlives within us to create the life we have always dreamed of, a multitude ofblessings awaits us. There lie infinite possibilities and unknown sources ofwealth within our subconscious only if we tap the vastness of opportunitieswaiting to be called forth.
  8. 8. Prospering in any Environment 8 Financial Success for the 21st century My intention is for the hearts and minds of god’s people to turn to theoriginal source of creation, wealth and power. The clarion call has been sentforth to awaken a multitude of Kings and Generals sent to this earthly realm torepresent God in action. At the present writing of this book, our economic statusis bleak and millions are in search of answers they can use to escape theimpending wrath from God himself. In the (NIV) New International Version ofthe bible, {1 Timothy 6:10} speaks of “The love of money being the root of allkinds of evil. Over the last century this bible quote has been misinterpreted asmeaning money is evil, but is far from this realty. You are to have a relationshipwith money as you are the ruler and master over what’s in your possession. God places money and mammon on the same level because heunderstood the power force behind what money, once put in its correct placecould accomplish in the kingdom realm. No one can serve two masters. Eitherhe will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one anddespise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money {Matthew 6:24}. Isn’tit interesting that America has chosen to serve their money god, and neglect thevery thing that has brought about her existence? There is no doubt that thedollar will fall totally and the Euro will be introduced as the new currency, butso many Americans refuse to capture this reality. Now, more than ever beforehas Spiritual Wealth become a reality to reckon with, as paper currency has allbut withered away! Growth demands change and as the world evolves into a 21st centuryconsciousness, those who refuse to change will operate under an ancient
  9. 9. Prospering in any Environment 9 Financial Success for the 21st centuryanointing. God is always moving and being expansive in the spiritual realm inwhich everything is first created. I can’t stress enough about the vastness ofpotential that awaits those who dare to understand about the inner cosmicforces that bring about life’s most intellectual advancements. Remembersuccess rarely comes overnight and that through persistence, faith, and hardwork, you can achieve anything you put your mind too. As you read thefollowing text keep an open mind as to how the creative life force of the infinitecan operate, in and through your life. Once I become aware of a process that allowed me to finance myconsciousness, I was allowed to look at life through a different set of eyes.Learning about the principles of success for me has changed my outlook on life,and has prompted me to share in my experiences. In the last seven years I havewent through a lot of difficult circumstances, which has shaped and molded meas a new individual. Our life is constructed and molded into seven year cycles,which form the basis of experience in every persons life at particular age.I have transcended into a new seven year cycle in which spiritual wealth had tobe formulated into my consciousness in order to survive these next seven year. I now realize that, the subtleties of every life stage prepare you for thenext stage in which to operate in. Financial success has been sort of a calling forme, as I have embraced her wisdom, and allowed my passion to become onewith her voice. I have been able to overcome financial difficulties in my life byembracing financial success principles, from a perspective of being open to theinner voice that leads and guides me into all truth. This book will give you
  10. 10. Prospering in any Environment 10 Financial Success for the 21st centurypractical advice in taking control of your financial destiny from a consciousperspective, and will allow you to trust the process of how the infinite wants touse you for greatness. Financial Success principles has no boundaries or prejudices as anyonecan tap into this endless resource of knowledge and power, and rewrite thehistory of his or her life. Everyone goes through some difficult financial woes atsome point in their life, and the uniqueness of creating a solution can lie in anunseen realm. Whether your mortgage payment is late, you have defaulted onyour bank loan(s), your house is in foreclosure, your healthcare bills are pilingup, you need a children’s college fund, you savings are depleted, or whatevermay be the financial crises; these financial success principles can be the light atthe end of a dark tunnel. Creating wealth from this condition allows you torework every situation in your financial reality and set the terms of yourfinancial blueprint. Financial success is all about vibration and the feeling of being what youdesire. If you want to simply have more control of your life, stop giving yourchoosing power away and become grounded on spiritual fundamentalsconsisting of cosmic truths. If you want to make $100,000 dollars a year thenthink $100,000 thoughts all day long, and those powerful thought will raiseyour wealth vibration to a level of lasting success. This book can have lastingand profound changes on your life in ways that are immeasurable, and canbenefit a community, group, or social circle at large. Take control of your
  11. 11. Prospering in any Environment 11 Financial Success for the 21st centuryfinancial future right now for there is no better time in history to seize thisincredible opportunity to be a beacon of light to your circle of influence. -Tyrone Brackens
  12. 12. Prospering in any Environment 12 Financial Success for the 21st century Introduction A strong financial education can replace fear and problem solvingeducation and its best. So what problems are you solving that’s help you toachieve the life that you have always dreamed of? In our life we are given theopportunity each and every moment to make an impact amongst our peers inthis world that we live in. It is very important that you learn to seize theopportunities which are before you; in order that you can help anotherindividual realize his potential. Therefore, it is your duty to learn andunderstand how to manage not only your lifestyle, but also your financial affairsas well. It is important that your financial literacy be a top priority in your lifeand remains a key staple of your success. Obtaining a free $100,000 educationis very easy to do; but the difficulty comes when you must protect what you haveearned and become responsible for your decisions and actions as it pertains tothe wealth you have accumulated. You must acquire what I call a “StealthWealth” mentality, which is a bald eagle like precision about how to protectwhat you have. You have to soar high above the clouds and view life from abird’s eye view, as you carefully target your next opportunity of success. Day inand day out must present this awareness that you are on borrowed time, andyou must seize the opportunities that are all around you before it’s too late. The rules of the game are changing and you must be at the forefront ofwhat it is you are trying to accomplish, or risk getting left behind like a sprinterwho decides one day that he wants to race a train 1000 meters. It is absolutely
  13. 13. Prospering in any Environment 13 Financial Success for the 21st centuryimportant that you consider moving with the times, and learn how life cyclesaffect the realities we currently face. The economy suggests that you must dothings in an entirely different manner, in order to experience the results youstrive for. Sometimes, financial hardships has a way of beating the pride out ofyou and allowing you think about the needs of others, at the same time thinkingabout how you can potentially change the world. Always remember that moneyis in the mind and that you must continuously think wealthy thoughts, in orderto overcome the condition you are currently in. It’s not about how much you make but how much you keep thatdetermines your success; so always remain aware of the fact of a financialeducation which is priceless and will seek to give you more innovativeexperiences. In the end obtaining a free $100,000 financial education is ametaphor for being able to pay yourself what you are really worth. Actually youcan find $1,000,000 worth of free education on the Internet but, the applicationand acceleration of that knowledge is what will set you apart and give you anadvantage. So, understand how a financial education can change your entire lifeand future generations, while you are taking the necessary steps to improveyour life. The first lesson I learned about giving my way to wealth was that a seedof nothing equals to a seed of nothing. You cannot achieve ultimate or truewealth without beginning your journey with a seed. I feel deeply in my heart ofhearts that you cannot be greedy of gain and a giver at the same time. You mustgive your way to spiritual wealth first by learning about the seed principle. “Forwhatsoever a man sowed, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7, this biblical
  14. 14. Prospering in any Environment 14 Financial Success for the 21st centuryscripture gives you the true financial security that you can desire forever andhold the god within accountable to this promise. Your harvest is locked up in your seed and you must wait, I say wait onthe lord. “Beloved I wish above all things that thou majesty prosper” 3 John 2.Well, the truth of the matter is that, I have been working really hard to improvemy financial situation, but didn’t seem to be getting anywhere fast. I was alsoexperiencing a deep frustration inside of me despite being very motivated togain the wealth I had always deserved. This prompted me to move beyond mycomfortable place in life, and journey to achieve not only the financial wealthbut more importantly the spiritual wealth I knew was available to me. If you are an avid giver at your local church keep tithing, but to those ofyou who need to see increase in your life remember that seed the works if youwork it. In his latest book “Super Rich” Russell Simmons explains in a guide tohaving it all from a spiritual standpoint and not from the material riches youposses “Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness”said Maharishi Mahesh yogi. You have to redefine what it really means to berich and learn to give in order to achieve the wealth you desire for a biblicalstandpoint. Giving your way to wealth not only means the giving of yoursubstance, but of your time, knowledge, service, energy and effort to spiritualendeavors. The practice of giving is displayed today all around the world andwhether you know it or not, some of the most wealthy people are the biggest
  15. 15. Prospering in any Environment 15 Financial Success for the 21st centurygivers in the world. For example, take Bill Gates the world’s richest man andreally seek to see what he gives away every year and you will get a glimpse ofwhy he is so successful. He isn’t the most spiritual person in the world nor he isthe most religious person in the world, but he is the friendliest person in theworld when it comes to the sharing of his gifts. The talents that God has placedwithin his grasp have more than doubled life for humanity and those aroundhim. But, you get my point that you are a mirror for the things you want to comeinto your life. If you have a million dollars you have to give away 1 milliondollars in some form or another. We are all spiritual beings. Whether you’re religious or you do anythingspiritual on a day to day basis or not, you have a spiritual side. Some peopledefine their spirituality with a religion, while others believe that our connectionto the world around us and nature defines that side of ourselves. Regardless ofhow you define it, you can gain a better understanding of your spiritual self andyour ability to achieve spiritual wealth by following a few basic steps. Attracting wealth and financial success is basically the same thing. Andthe first step to achieving them is by believing that it’s possible. For some, this isthe hardest thing to learn about because they have been conditioned to believethat it’s so difficult to achieve. The future is now and the ball is in your court sotake advantage and step up to the plate. Future generations are calling for youto secure their position for them before they arrive.
  16. 16. Prospering in any Environment 16 Financial Success for the 21st century Positive thinking and positive visualization follow the principle that ifyou picture something and believe that it’s possible, you can make it happen inyour life. It’s necessary to learn to do this when it comes to success, yourfinancial situation and any situation in your life you want to change can be sowith a slight adjustment of thinking. If you cannot picture yourself with a largebank account, with bills that are paid, with no debt or less debt, you won’tattract those things to you. But wealth can be yours if you’ll learn to first decidewhat it is that you want and then decide that it can be yours. Financial Principle #1- Remain Persistent Never Give Up othing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is morecommon than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius isalmost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistenceand determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and alwayswill solve the problems of the human race.- Calvin Coolidge- If you really want to be successful, you probably spend a lot of timereading motivational books and articles. You want to know what qualities arerequired for success. When we read about the tools required to achieve success,very often we are told that if we really want to be successful, we must havepersistence. Persistence is the quality of never giving up when we encounterchallenges, of holding on to our dream and refusing to be discouraged no matterwhat the odds, no matter what happens.
  17. 17. Prospering in any Environment 17 Financial Success for the 21st century And when you read the life stories of very successful people, they willoften tell you about all the hardships they encountered along the way. They willtell you about the discouragement they occasionally felt when they encounteredfailure, and about all the people who laughed at them along the way. And thenthey will often tell you that the reason they are successful today is because theywere persistent. They persevered in chasing their dream, no matter whathappened. So if you have been facing a bit of discouragement while you pursue yourdream, reading these success gurus can give you the boost you need to keep ondoing what youve been doing. After all, persistence is the key to success. At some time or another, all of us will have our resolve tested to keepgoing or quit. The moment of reckoning comes when your persistence andcommitment to the cause are met with equal or even greater opposition.Persistence means to go stubbornly on or resolutely, in spite of difficulties.Almost without exception, most high achievements are the result of persistence.If showing up and waiting for success is all it took, we would all be experiencingthe sweet taste of victory. We know that’s not true.As a society, the stronger the adversity a person has seen, the higher ouracknowledgment and respect for that individual. We say Wow and getencouraged, motivated, and inspired by his or her tale of persistence. It seemsthere is some correlation between the level of persistence, the price paid, andthe achievement. For example, Nelson Mandela spent decades in a South
  18. 18. Prospering in any Environment 18 Financial Success for the 21st centuryAfrican prison but kept his dream of freedom alive. Walt Disney went bankruptmore than once. The best-selling Chicken Soup books were thought to be alosing idea; they were rejected by publishers more than 26 times! The great inventor Thomas Edison desired to create the worlds firstincandescent light bulb. He failed over 10,000 times before he succeeded. Whatwould the world be like today if Edison did not have this magic quality ofpersistence and had quit on attempt number 100? It would be a very dark worldindeed! I challenge you today to keep fighting in the midst of adversity, andknow that the grass is any color you want it to be on the other side. Financial Principle #2- Give your way to wealth Share your resources Money, obviously, is required to purchase almost every good or service.But sometimes people forget the value of money because they either have a lotof it or because they dont understand what money really represents.Understanding the value of money will help you spend it more wisely. The firstlesson I learned about giving my way to wealth was that a seed of nothing equals
  19. 19. Prospering in any Environment 19 Financial Success for the 21st centurya seed of nothing. You cannot achieve ultimate or true wealth without beginningyour journey with a seed. I feel deeply in my heart of hearts that you cannot begreedy of gain and a giver at the same time. You must give your way to financialsuccess first by learning about the seed principle. “For whatsoever a man sowed,that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7, this biblical scripture gives you the truefinancial security that you can desire forever and hold the god withinaccountable to this promise. Your harvest is locked up in your seed and you must wait, I say wait onthe lord. “Beloved I wish above all things that thou majesty prosper” 3 John 2.Well the truth of the matter is that I have been working really hard to improvemy financial situation, but didn’t seem to be getting anywhere fast. I was alsoexperiencing a deep frustration inside of me in spite of being very motivated togain the wealth I had always deserved. This prompted me to move beyond mycomfortable place in life, and journey to achieve not only the financial wealthbut more importantly the spiritual wealth I knew was available to me. If you are an avid giver at your local church keep tithing, but to those ofyou who need to see increase in your life remember that seed the works if youwork it. In his latest book “Super Rich” Russell Simmons explains in a guide tohaving it all from a spiritual standpoint and not from the material riches youposses “Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness”Maharishi Mahesh yogi. You have to redefine what it really means to be rich andlearn to give in order to achieve the wealth you desire for a biblical standpoint.
  20. 20. Prospering in any Environment 20 Financial Success for the 21st centuryGiving your way to wealth not only means the giving of your substance, but alsoyour time, knowledge, service, time, energy and effort to spiritual endeavors. The practice of giving is displayed today all around the world andwhether you know it or not, some of the most wealthy people are the biggestgivers in the world. For example, take Bill Gates the world’s richest man andreally seek to see what he gives away every year and you will get a glimpse ofwhy he is so successful. He isn’t the most spiritual person in the world nor is hethe most religious person in the world, but he is the friendliest person in theworld when it comes to the sharing of his gifts. The talents that God has placedwithin his grasp have more than doubled life for humanity and those aroundhim. But, you get my point that you are a mirror for the things you want to comeinto your life. If you a million dollars you have to give away 1 million dollars insome form or another. Ancient characters of the Holy Bible, such as: Abraham, Job, King Saul,King David and others were said to be wealthy men of God in the scriptures. It issaid that these men obtained great wealth by giving 10% of their money away toGod. God tells Abraham in the Old Testament to give Him 10% of all that heowns and he will be blessed financially because of it. Great men and women ofthe 20th and in the 21st century say that giving money away actually makesthem feeling good and brings many blessings into their life. Businessmen suchas Donald Trump, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have all given money away andin return they have helped many people and they have been financially blessed.
  21. 21. Prospering in any Environment 21 Financial Success for the 21st century Powerful and influential women such as Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolieand Martha Stewart are all said to be big donors and rich women. These womenknow how to draw wealth to themselves and plenty of it. Oprah Winfrey is bestknown for her hit television talk show that airs daily on national television.Martha Stewart is known for her amazing television cooking shows and theMartha Stewart Living daily television program. Angelina Jolie is of courseknown for her acting in popular movies. As you can see, we have a diverse group of people here. We have rich menand women. Most of all, they come from diverse groups and religiousbackgrounds. All of them seem to have money. They are all giving and powerfulin what they do. They are known to be top experts in their areas. The interestingthing is that they are not all from the same religious background and they are allnot preachers or known for their great religious sermons. How does a person getrich then? Is giving away your money and financial resources, truly a way to getrich? Did our parents teach us wrong when they told us to, “always hold ontoour money for a rainy day?” In my research, I have found that the wealthiestpeople in the world are actually givers. They donate a lot of their money tocharity and their time as well. In return, they seem to gain great wealth.
  22. 22. Prospering in any Environment 22 Financial Success for the 21st century Financial Principle #3- Embrace Reading Readers are Leaders Reading is fundamental and whoever says it isn’t doesn’t know the realfacts of the matter. Before you start reading anything, ask yourself why yourereading it. Are you reading with a purpose, or just for pleasure? What do youwant to know after youve read it? Over the last two years I have read over 100books on self-improvement, spirituality, metaphysics, business, marketing, andwealth, I can tell you that the impact has just been phenomenal. Once youbecome an avid reader like me you will begin to develop a love for learningthings that you had no idea existed. You can make a conscious effort by visiting your local library, taking aninterest in learning new things, or creating your life around the theme ofknowledge. Since I love learning about all things pertaining to mental pursuits,such as logic, psychology, and metaphysics, I am sending out positive vibes intothe universe stating, that I am open to receive more knowledge in any waypossible. Learning can be a wonderful reality to those who really love to seebeyond this physical realm, and move into the spiritual realm where there is no
  23. 23. Prospering in any Environment 23 Financial Success for the 21st centurylack. I have not always loved to read or write so my position is one from anunderstanding nature, and one from a reality that suggests that there has to be aperiod of transition. The farther you go in life you come to understand that it is absolutelyimpossible to learn or know everything, and that the beauty of life consists insoaking up as much as possible of God’s wisdom before you leave this planetearth. Let the games begin and have fun in this lifetime while still maintainingintegrity and developing a love for humanity. We have all been placed on thisearth for a specific purpose and must do everything in our power to fulfill thatmandate. You must continue to moving forward and not give up your pursuit ofhappiness, as life calls you into a place of growth and development. Theprocesses involved in becoming what you desire in life, is your willingness toovercome those roadblocks in life that only seek to expand your mentaltoughness. Heaven helps those who help themselves and if you want the universe tobeckon your every command, you must put action behind those ideas andthoughts that run rampant through your mind. Think and grow rich with thefertile soil of your mind as you read and move into new levels of wisdom younever thought possible. Think and grow rich is a phrase coined by the late(Napoleon Hill), who found it to be life’s most promising position ofadvancement. I love reading and writing which are both an inseparable passionof mine, but I first had to overcome the notion that reading is boring and that Iwon’t write because I have nothing to say.
  24. 24. Prospering in any Environment 24 Financial Success for the 21st century Reading is a complex cognitive process of decoding symbols for theintention of constructing or deriving meaning (Wikipedia). Did you have anyidea that reading was that complex? Maybe that is why; the definition is rarelydiscussed openly due to the fact that just the meaning of it would scare potentialreaders away. The word complex carries an understanding that one must thinkin order to come to some sort of conclusion for the final result. Now mind youthat this is just one definition of a long list of them that potentially explain theword in different details. So, it seems like after we read we are suppose tospeculate on the meaning of what we have read in order to get the greatestbenefit from the reading, I am always working on myself in order that I can become this individualI have always wanted to present to the world. Not, a perfect person made ofironclad stone but an individual who has love for humanity. When you read youare in essence thinking aloud to yourself for future reflection, as you use whatyou learn for the benefit of your life. I guess the thing that you hate the most isconsidered your calling, because I truly had a hatred for reading and the slowlane it possessed. I used to equate reading with slowing down my entire life togather in some information, that I deemed unnecessary at the time. But, in lifeyou are here to learn to overcome your obstacles and make the most of yourtime, because money is plentiful but time is not. It doesn’t matter about your background, age, demographics orenvironment. All it takes is your willingness to make changes that improve thequality of your life. Over the last 6 years I have learned that I am totally in
  25. 25. Prospering in any Environment 25 Financial Success for the 21st centurycharge and responsible for the circumstances in my life. Taking responsibilityfor all of your actions gives you the ability to really propel yourself into aposition of self –reliance. The reliance on ones own capabilities, judgments,and or resources gives him or her incredible depths of life. Take control of yourlife by taking control of your thoughts and making the most of what God hasgranted for you to have. Life is short and the truth is that time waits for no man;to get his act in order to progress along this journey we have all been called to.Reading and learning are definite steps in the acquisition of your faculties. When youre reading a document or book in detail, it helps if youpractice "active reading" by highlighting and underlining key information, andmaking little notes within your pages as your progress. This emphasizesinformation in your mind, and helps you to review important points later. Doingthis also helps you keep your mind focused on the material, and stops youthinking about other things. In the end you will appreciate reading and allow itto take your mind on the journey of a lifetime, and explore parts of yourself thatyou had no idea existed. Remember that, it takes practice to develop yourreading skills - the more you read the more effective youll become. You can do it and I am a firm believer that you can achieve all that youwant in life. If you are comfortable with where you are in life and content just tobe breathing then God bless you, but for those who have an inner thirst forgreatness; learn that readers are leaders. Realize that through Christ you can doall things; and be counted amongst the righteousness in every aspect of yourlife. If you can really grab this concept and think about the numbers behind
  26. 26. Prospering in any Environment 26 Financial Success for the 21st centuryreading, you would feel astonished and even empowered. If you decided to reada book a week for 1 year that would equate to 52 books a year. Now, how many people do you know read that many books a year andbrag about it or isn’t somewhere teaching others the wisdom and knowledgethey have gained over that particular year? Isn’t it amazing that you can go fromnot liking reading at all, to becoming the most prolific reader/writer this worldhas ever known. I just can’t figure out why I didn’t start reading earlier like I donow in my career? Like most of you the gift of knowledge and wisdom resideswithin you, but the distractions of life have allowed you to ignore the truerealities of your existence. Financial Principle #4- Remain Humbled Stay grounded in your sphere “I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility. I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own power, or hesitation in speaking his opinions; but a right understanding of the relation between what he can do and say, and the rest
  27. 27. Prospering in any Environment 27 Financial Success for the 21st century of the world’s saying and doings.” – John Ruskin, Modern Painters (1843) None of us has a problem being humble in defeat. When life doesn’t go asplanned, when a project falls flat on its face, when an idea we are passionateabout is not implemented, it’s easy to be humble…so I’m not going to talk aboutthat because we are all pros at that aspect of humility. What I AM going to talkabout this humility in success. This is one of the characteristics of truly greatleaders. Natural human reaction to success involves pride, sometimesarrogance, and often a feeling of entitlement or self aggrandizement. But greatleaders are masters of humility in success. It all starts with the way we perceive success. For example, let’s say youhead up a major project for your organization that is wildly successful. Itbecomes a remarkable revenue-driver, creates growth opportunity for you andothers on your team, and changes the way your department or the entirecompany operates and sees its future. Feels good right? Well back up for amoment. Was it really you that was successful? If you had no support structure, noteam input, no assistance, would the project have gotten off the ground? And ifso, would it have made as much of an impact as it did? When success comes, aleader first looks around at everyone else who made everything possible. Thisdoesn’t mean that your contributions had no impact or that your leadershipabilities were not vital in the outcome of the project. But great leaders gain a
  28. 28. Prospering in any Environment 28 Financial Success for the 21st centuryloyal following by emphasizing the accomplishments and contributions of emphasizingeveryone else, not themselves. When people feel appreciated, valued, and knowthat they have made a difference in accomplishing something bigger thanthemselves, they are eager to do it again; not because of the project, but becausethey like the way they feel. We can all become better leaders if we reconsider that what is greatleadership. Yes it is an unquenchable desire for success. Yes it is a need to .initiate and be at the forefront of a cause. Most importantly it is a giving credit importantlyto EVERYONE ELSE for the amazing things you do. Leaders who fail to do this this,receive their recognition, but often do not gain a loyal following who will bethere next time the opportunity to engage in a great cause arises. Use success as arises. succthe launch pad for the next great thing you and those you can lead accomplish. accomplish Financial Principle #5 Dare to Dream #5- Create a lasting legacy The story of Joseph is an example to all Godly dreamers. How Josephshared his dream with his brothers resulting bitter hatred and insane jealousy, resulting
  29. 29. Prospering in any Environment 29 Financial Success for the 21st centurybut Joseph kept dreaming. Then they attempted to kill him throwing him downinto a well to leave him to die, but Joseph kept dreaming. Then they decidedthey letting him die would be too easy so they sold him as a slave to Egypt, butall the way to an unknown future, leaving everything he had ever known he kepton dreaming. As you may be in tough economic situations or have seen harshrealities within your surroundings, always remember to keep dreaming andvisualizing a brighter day. Life is hard and sometimes it’s not that easy to see the good from the bad.It doesn’t always have to be an uphill struggle to achieve the things that havebeen ordained for you, unless you focus on the things you don’t want and attractmore of the same into your life. As the story finishes on how he labored and done his best throughout hisallotted time of circumstance. Each and every day Joseph began to dream andsee the realities that were his divine right, all the while intuitively doing well inthe sight of God. His endurance earned him favor with Potiphar leaving him incharge of all his possessions. At the first sign of success came the blow of thetempter. Potiphars wife, a beautiful Egyptian woman begin to seduce the strongand handsome stranger, but her beauty and temporal temptation could not stealhis virtue or size up his passion for his dream. He turned his back and fled, shegrabbed his coat, but he retained his integrity making him a candidate of adream coming true.
  30. 30. Prospering in any Environment 30 Financial Success for the 21st century This act of dignity did not earn applause, but false accusations and ahome in the dungeon. (One who takes a stand may end up on the front page offalse report, they may attempt to banish your reputation, but they canteliminate your dream). Still his courage and faith in the Dream Giver made himthe jail boss. Im sure the stench of the lonely prison was at times a slap in theface reality where his foolish dreams were leading him, but something downdeep inside kept crying out, “It wont always be like this." With that thought hetook the destitute doom of the present reality and replaced it with a fulfillingfactual future of complete certainty of a better day coming. Soon God used Joseph to interpret dreams of two of the king’s employeeswho were inmates in the prison. The one survivor promised he would mentionJoseph to the king as soon as he was released to his job. To Josephsdisappointment the man went on with his life and forgot Joseph. Sometimes your dreams may lead you somewhere seemingly the oppositedirection. Maybe the dungeon of disappointment contains your dream underlock and key, the balls and chains of discouragement weight you down to thepoint you are presented with the thought of betraying your dream and goingback to ordinary." Stay true to your dream!" Though the dark prison wallssurround you, there is a light within the depths of your heart that piercesthrough the thickest, high security barricade, though in physical reality you maynot be released, your dream can fly free under the light of the Son and you canrest in peace knowing the darkest hour is just before the dawning of a new day.
  31. 31. Prospering in any Environment 31 Financial Success for the 21st century “What a difference one day can make in the life of a dreamer." “When Iam weak, then I am strong.....2Cor 12:10." The trip to the dungeon is often theticket that will bring it all to pass. Soon after the experience in the dungeon youwill actually look back with tears and a smile and thank God for allowing you tobe put there.)You see Josephs dungeon experience brought him closer to theking. One day the king needed a dream interpreted and guesses whoremembered? Joseph was called to the palace and there God anointed him withthe interpretation of the king’s dream and there he went from a resident of thedungeon to second most powerful ruler in the nation. (Faith in the dungeonearns crowns in the palace). Because Joseph stayed true to his dream, it came topass in the most unlikely place, the dungeon. (You and your dream may be in adungeon sentenced to impossibility, but remember this is your opportunemoment to get closer to the KING. Your prison is on the same piece of land as the palace, your labor willsoon be remembered and it will just be a walk next door to the reality of yourdream. Take that blind step of faith and wait on the arms of the Giver of Dreamsto carry you the rest of the way. Soon the stories of the dungeon will turn tojewels in your crown.) In time Joseph, the mighty ruler begins to live out his dream point bypoint. Soon trouble came to the land, but Joseph being equipped andexperienced with trouble became the deliverer. The great famine met the mercyof the wisdom God gave Joseph, who had a storehouse of plenty for all topartake. Not only Egypt enjoyed the prosperity, but Joseph opened his arms to
  32. 32. Prospering in any Environment 32 Financial Success for the 21st centuryfellow countries. Soon a caravan of desperate men from afar off entered the landand requested company with the mighty ruler. There as they entered the door,they bowed low in humility and desperation, hoping somehow to find favor withthis great man. Joseph stared, his heart racing, tears tempting to escape. At that moment Joseph, the dreamer became his dream. That dream solong ago of the stars bowing to the moon, how foolish it seemed then, butJoseph kept dreaming and the day came when his dream redeemed the veryones that transgressed against him, that mocked, ridiculed and even tried toeliminate him. He chose to embrace love and reject hate; he chose to be believedall by himself. The lonely journey brought him the devotion of multitudes.Though in life he never returned home, his family came to him and humblyreconciled and lived among him. His last words was a request that his body belaid to rest in Canaan, his home and the inspiring beginning place of the birth ofa dream.
  33. 33. Prospering in any Environment 33 Financial Success for the 21st century About TDB Enterprises, Inc TDB Enterprises, Inc started from an idea of building a company thatwould reflect my values, passion, love, uniqueness, character, integrity, andresourcefulness as an individual.TDB stands for Tyrone Douglas Brackenswhich is my name, and embraces my true nature as the person I was created tobe. I always had inspirations of being an entrepreneur from the days when myfather sold snacks in the park, to when my mother hosted Tupperware partiesfor her friends to sell a few items. In the year of 2005 my so called junior year of college, when I shouldhave been graduating, I was faced with the task of becoming a father. Mythoughts seemed to align with my understanding of graduating despite theobstacles that were in my path. Here I am at age 24 with no college degree, ababy on the way, no car, and lacked understanding of the times and life that waspresented to me. Yet, something in me would not let me lie down and die, andthis life force is what I call persistence. I was definitely in the world andenamored with its entire illusionary splendor. I was also lying to myself as Itried to fake it until I made it, telling everyone I was going to graduate and that Ihad already graduated when in reality I knew I would never get a degree fromKentucky State University. Distraught and maimed I pulled myself together quickly as I couldbecause I knew maturity was aiming to take me to the next level. I really didenjoy my college experiences in those days, and can look back and recognize mylack of focus, patience and persistence that kept me from achieving my life’s
  34. 34. Prospering in any Environment 34 Financial Success for the 21st centurywork. Maybe it wasn’t in the cards for me to graduate Kentucky StateUniversity, but I had to learn about the elements that grant you success on alllevels of life. After 7 years of grinding at the mill to produce a quality result, Ipresent to you TDB Enterprises, Inc. I am proud to say that the embodiment ofthis company extends from my past generations, my current realities, andfuture economic endeavors. I take full responsibility for every action I have taken and can use thoselife lessons to further my growth in life. Many of you out there are really in thedark about your situation only because you see failure as a black eye to yourpeers. What behavior in our upbringing gave us a sense that failure was ever abad thing? Well, for me it happened to be the greatest blessing known to man atthat time in my life and I had no clue about it. I was made aware at that verymoment that I was a unique individual and would live life on my own termsaccording to how I perceived my reality to be. In life there are many lessons to learn as we move into a place ofunderstanding, the reality of our existence. We must begin to move forward inlife with a sense of strength that gives us the greatest motivation to pushthrough our pain. Life renders an incredible sense of purpose to those who arestraight forward, persistent, and humble. Everything in life has ears and forsome reason I am convinced that our actions have a sound that only theuniverse can hear. We live in this world and imagine a lot of incredible things,but never truly think of the universe as a medium of exchange for our thoughts.
  35. 35. Prospering in any Environment 35 Financial Success for the 21st century We have to go back through history and learn how those who havealready charted life’s course can be of benefit to our present journey. Theabundance of our life force and universal mode of thought has to account forsomething in our life that makes us understand life on an entirely new level.Striving to give life your full measure of self and become the driving force ofchange, can grant you the freedom to persist when life’s toughest situations getyou down. We all in life will inevitably go through something’s that may leave uswith no answers, and confused as to how we brought about that certainsituation. The creator’s plan and purpose for your life is always far better than youcan imagine. In the King James Version of the bible it clear states that in(Proverbs 4:7), Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and withall thy getting get understanding. By staying in the press I have allowed mycircumstances to come full circle and thanks to the incredible power ofpersistence, I have made myself into a new creature as I seek to become moreChrist-like in my everyday walk. Persistence is the fifth and final pillar of Spiritual Wealth and, nothingreally matters in life unless you stay persistence and refuse to be distracted fromyour life purpose. . Regardless of how you feel considering your life’s fortunateor unfortunate circumstances, keep making an effort to reach the destinationthat you were brought here for. You can press on even when you feel likequitting. Your motivation may run dry and sometimes cause you toprocrastinate and push things off until later. But it’s not your motivation that
  36. 36. Prospering in any Environment 36 Financial Success for the 21st centurywill produce results — it’s your action. Persistence allows you to keep takingaction even when you don’t feel motivated to do so, and therefore you keepaccumulating results. I am not sure if we all are born with a lazy bone or what, but I think everyhuman gets lackadaisical at some point in their life. I am not convinced that weare always motivated to push forward in our lives, even if we are to the point ofno return. Then again something’s can’t be explained by the rational mind.That’s why God explains that in the book of Romans, “do not be conformed tothis world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, which you mayprove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 12:2. Persistence of action comes from persistence of vision. When you’resuper-clear about what you want in such a way that your vision doesn’t changemuch, you’ll be more consistent — and persistent — in your actions. And thatconsistency of action will produce consistency of results. Be persistent, click,develop relationships, pray, meditate, tithes, believe, have faith, take consistentaction. Visualize, read, and think, plan ahead, study, and then the miracles willbegin to show up from the north, east, south and west. . Always be mindful to the opportunities that exist in and around you forthere is always plenty. Give your way to wealth through your service to theworld, read at least 1 book a week, meditate day and night, and remainpersistent in all that you do to achieve financial success. TDB Enterprises, Inc ishere to stay as we keep focused on current events, future events, and trends that
  37. 37. Prospering in any Environment 37 Financial Success for the 21st centuryallow us to compete in today’s global market. It is our prayer that you take thenecessary steps of action to be all that you can be, and learn to appreciate thelife you have at this current moment. We are at the beginning of an economic shift unlike anything that hasever been witnessed before, as you are reading these words it is my intentionthat you like me you feel the unrest of the nations and understand something isboiling hot about ready to spill over. We have no clue what it is but we mustprepare for the opportunity to take advantage of what may lie ahead. Bonus #1: 7 Strategic Biblical Quotes for Financial #1: for Success! Success! o "But thou should remember the Lord your God; for it is he that gives the power to make wealth." – Deuteronomy 8: 18 o "A gracious woman retains honor; and strong men retain riches." Proverbs 11: 16 o "Wealth gotten by vanity shall diminish; but he that gathers by labor shall increase." – Proverbs 13: 11 o "A good man leaves an inheritance to his childrens children." – Proverbs 13: 22 o "The crown of the wise is their riches but the foolishness of fools is folly." – Proverbs14: 24 o “Riches are with me, durable riches. My fruits is better than gold, and my revenue is better than choice silver”. – Proverbs 8: 18-19 o “The silver is mine, the gold is mine” says the LORD of host. – Haggai 2: 8
  38. 38. Prospering in any Environment 38 Financial Success for the 21st century Study these verses with all your heart and you will be able to see thetrue riches of life. Each quote contains many mysteries of life and it’s up to youto seek and search them out and add those experiences to your current reality.This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shall meditatetherein day and night, that thou Mayes observe to do according to all that iswritten for then thou shall make thy way prosperous, and then thou shall havegood success (Joshua 1 :8). Bonus #2 (Spiritual Wealth Article) Spiritual wealth might sound like a phrase that’s hard to decipher. Is ittalking about being a very spiritual person, more abundantly spiritual thanothers? Actually, the ability to tap into your deepest inner self while allowingthe universe to provide for your needs is a good definition. We are all spiritualbeings. Whether you’re religious or you do anything spiritual on a day to daybasis or not, you have a spiritual side. Some people define their spirituality witha religion, while others believe that our connection to the world around us andnature defines that side of ourselves. Regardless of how you define it, you can gain a better understanding ofyour spiritual self and your ability to achieve spiritual wealth by following a fewbasic steps. Attracting wealth and attracting prosperity is basically the samething. And the first step to achieving them is by believing that it’s possible. Forsome, this is the hardest thing to learn about spiritual wealth because theyhave been conditioned to believe that it’s so difficult to get anywhere in life.
  39. 39. Prospering in any Environment 39 Financial Success for the 21st century Positive thinking and positive visualization follow the principle that ifyou picture something and believe that it’s possible, you can make it happen inyour life. It’s necessary to learn to do this when it comes to success, yourfinancial situation and any situation in your life you want to change withspiritual wealth. If you cannot picture yourself with a large bank account, withbills that are paid, with no debt or less debt, you won’t attract those things toyou. But wealth can be yours if you’ll learn to first decide what it is that youwant and then decide that it can be yours. Some people write checks to themselves. Some people use a fake milliondollar bill. But they focus on these things, they look at them frequently—sometimes several times a day—and they learn to believe that they will havethese things. The law of attraction basically teaches you to tap into the power ofyour mind and your beliefs to achieve your dreams. It is positive thinking andpositive visualization amplified and focused to an even sharper point. Instead ofjust feeling positive in general, you’ll use that positive feeling toward a specificthing. If you want to get out of debt, pay off your car or your house, or afford avacation, you will need a specific amount of money to do those things. And itmay seem like too large an amount of money. You might think that there’s noway you can get that much money for those things any time soon. Instead yousee months, maybe years, of scraping and sacrificing other things in order to beable to afford it. Because you can picture that and you believe it, you ensure itwill happen that way.
  40. 40. Prospering in any Environment 40 Financial Success for the 21st century Shift your thinking instead to see yourself effortlessly coming into themoney to enable these things in your life, and you will attract spiritual wealth.