We have used the products and services of the companies listed below, and we believe their policies and practices reflect the principles of enlightened wealth. This doesn't mean they are perfect. Any person and any business will make mistakes from time to time. However, enlightened businesses will admit their mistakes and handle them with integrity and fairness.
We strongly recommend the companies, organizations and products/services listed below. If you have any questions about any of them, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have only begun this list, so you'll notice some of the eight areas in the Parthenon are missing. We'll be adding more as the days pass and of course we will continue to add to the list of our alliances.
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Transcendental Meditation® - This powerful, easy-to-practice, profoundly effective tool has had the biggest effect on our life. It opens the awareness to the source of thought, pure consciousness, the deepest inner aspect of yourself. Regular TM practice leads to increased intelligence (IQ actually goes up!), increased creativity, improved health (50% less need for medical care according to research), better social relatiions, improved productivity and an peaceful, calming effect on the environment. There is a huge amount of scientific research supporting TM's effectiveness. It may seem expensive to learn, until you realize it's a lifetime insurance policy for happiness, success and fulfillment. (www.tm.org)
The Passion Test - You can't live the life of your dreams until you are clear on who you are, what you love, and what your unique gift is. Janet Attwood's powerful, fun, easy-to-read eBook gives you a simple tool to which will show you in a matter of minutes. Once you've completed the test, you can calculate your Passion Score to discover how closely your current life is aligned with your passions (you may be surprised!). (www.enlightenedalliances.com)
Staying Open in the Midst of Change - Once you know your passions, living them is another matter. Sometimes things don't work out the way you think they will, do they? This web site tells you the lessons we have learned as we went from the heartache and heartbreak of divorce, to best friends and happy business partners. If you ever have challenges adapting to change in your life, be sure to get our 4-hour CD set, "Staying in Love: 7 Steps to an Open Heart and Mind." You'll learn the 7-step Expansion Process which is the key which allowed us to move through devastating change to incredible opportunities. (www.enlightenedalliances.com)
The Work of Byron Katie - Byron Katie is one of our dear mentors, and her "Judge your neighbor, write it down, ask four questions and turn it around" process is astounding. Want to get to REALLY know yourself? Do the Work. It's just four simple questions and a turnaround. When you go to Katie's site, be sure to click on "Do the Work" and following the instructions to have the experience for yourself. And do check the calendar to determine when you can experience Katie in person. It's definitely worth the trip. (www.thework.org)
You can have mentors in any area of your life: physical, material, mental, emotional, spiritual. There are many great ones. Here are some we love and admire:
T. Harv Eker - Harv Eker's Millionaire Mind Intensive is not something you want to miss. Thousands of people have had their attitudes and beliefs about money, being wealthy and rich people transformed through this 3-day, out-of-the-box incredible event. We've been to many of Harv's programs and every one is best-in-class. They are truly transformational experiences. Harv has a book coming out in February, 2005 called The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind. This is one you definitely want in your library. (www.millionairemind.com)
Mark Victor Hansen and Robert Allen - Our former partners and good friends are both incredible examples of enlightened millionaires. Their book The One Minute Millionaire: The Enlightened Way to Wealth helped define the principles of enlightened wealth. Their Enlightened Millionaire Institute continues to provide powerful telecourses and conferences on the skills and tools needed for success in real estate, infopreneuring (marketing knowledge and information), internet marketing and stock market investments. (www.oneminutemillionaire.com)
Byron Katie - We've already mentioned Katie and she deserves a second mention. Katie is a model of unconditional love and you couldn't find a better mentor, particularly in the area of personal relationships. (www.thework.org)
Dr. Pankaj Naram - Dr. Naram is amazing. He has a wonderful, child-like innocence and excitement about life which is completely contagious. He is an incredible example of the power of clarity in manifesting your dreams. He is also one of the most skilled practitioners of the ancient natural healing science of Ayur Veda. He has been the personal pulse reader of the Dalai Lama, and of Mother Theresa while she was alive, has treated more than 400,000 patients, has clinics in countries around the world and is co-author of the very practical text The Secrets of Natural Health. (www.amritaveda.com)
His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi - Maharishi is in a class by himself. Maharishi is a perfect example of a fully realized soul. He has worked tirelessly for over 50 years bringing the knowledge and benefits of the unseen, transcendental aspect of life to people throughout the world. Through his work, the ancient Vedic knowledge which had been fragmented and misunderstood, has once again been brought to light in its full value. As a result, the technologies and tools are again available to mankind to create heaven on earth. (www.tm.org, www.permanentpeace.org)
Systems, Skills and Tools
The McGrane Institute - Creating elegant, exquisite, irresistible experiences for over 25 years, the McGrane Institute teaches practical skills and tools for living a self-affirming lifestyle and creating what you truly want in your life. Both their 2-day and 5-day courses are outstanding. We highly recommend them. (www.mcgrane.com)
SiteSell.com - This is probably the best place for anyone to start who is just putting up a web site for the first time, or for anyone who has a web site, but isn't getting much traffic to their site. Ken Evoy of SiteSell really exemplifies the principles of enlightened wealth in the way he offers his services. All of SiteSell's products we've experienced overdeliver in a big way. You'll receive complete manuals for being successful on the internet--for FREE (click here for a taste--an incredible manual on how to write for the Web). If you are just getting ready to create a new web site, get Site Build It! and you will soon find your site among the top 6% most trafficked sites on the internet (check out these examples). SiteSell is a remarkable cornucopia of knowledge, tools and information which is indispensable for anyone who wants to create profitable web sites. (www.sitesell.com)
Full Partner - There is isn't a better product on the market for managing web site content, in our humble opinion. www.enlightenedalliances.com and www.enlightenedalliances.com are all managed through one interface using Full Partner's System Adminstrator. It's a database driven system which will allow you to create and manage pages, navigation, special offers, ezines, special reports, shopping cart with upsell offers, teleclasses, event registration, coupons, products, contests, real estate listings, affiliate program, mass mailings, and much more. This is a very powerful system which until Full Partner came along was only available to the multinational corporations who were able to invest hundreds of thousands of dollars in their web sites. (www.fullpartner.com)