Believing is Seeing

“Sometimes things can’t be explained they just need to be believed”

Merry In-Laws (2012)

An open mind will see possibilities; a made-up mind will gather evidence for what it already believes. Sometimes at the expense of a life filled with happiness.

And such is the case in the Christmas film “Merry In-Laws.”

Peter, a kindergarten teacher, must convince his fiancee’ Alex Spencer, that her soon-to-be inlaws are Santa and Mrs. Claus. Alex is an astrophysicist trained in finding proof. But Peter needs her to believe, without reason, before his parents come to town.

But first, he must overcome his beloved’s meddling astrophysicist father who taught her that Santa Claus is a myth. Alex tries to believe. But she loses faith when her ex-boyfriend brings photographs to prove that Peter is using “my parents are the Clauses” story to hide his alleged infidelity. Unfortunately, it’s easier for Alex to believe a lie before her eyes than the truth that would leave her at odds with her father. Alex’s son, 6-year-old Max, has seen the proof that Santa is real but it isn’t enough to convince Alex. She confesses, Santa let her down when she was a child. And without hard evidence, Alex is determined not to fall for the Santa story again.

Except Santa and Mrs. Claus, played by George Wendt and Shelley Long of the long-running TV sitcom “Cheers”, are hard to resist. The two, using elfin magic, help the family, including Alex’s mother, a trained psychologist. Together they knock down the walls the family erected to keep their world orderly.

SPOILER ALERT

By the film’s end, Alex gets her wish of charting the Christmas Star. And in doing so, we learn it’s an open-heart that opens the mind. Only then can we see what’s hidden, but right in front of us all the time.

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Fin Lite

Creating wealth in five simple steps.

Business Model: What you plan, prepare to produce and why; that will finance your life from the cradle to the grave.
Make what we don’t know what we want but now can’t live without.

Monetization:
How you intend to attract an audience, stakeholders, resources, et al., to generate revenue for your business (life). 
Note: A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
Revisit #1 if you fail to attract.

Revenue Model:
Continuously giving your audience what they want for a fee – while keeping stakeholders happy.

Profit Model:
How you intend to sustain, survive, and thrive when nearing your expiration date.
Earn now and later.

Exit Model:
Determine how you’re going to close up shop while still in control.

Think of wealth like it is the first law of thermodynamics.
Conservation of Energy states,

“Energy can’t be created nor destroyed; it can only change form.”

This is true of wealth too. There’s no shortage and never was. As long as there’s a want; there will be wealth. #blackfriday

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