Economic Multipliers (162)

Do you know what these are?

They help CREATE wealth in systems.

Adoptive parents can be economic multipliers if you know how to adopt them (No. 1).


Whenever I run into some unique wisdom or insight, I temporarily ‘adopt a parent.’ The thoughts or actions can come from someone older than me, someone younger than me, someone I know, someone I don’t know and even someone who has passed on or someone I don’t often agree with.


A local library wisely purchased a book entitled The Lost Art of Reading Nature’s Signs by Tristan Gooley and placed it on a prominent … ‘look what we acquired’ … bookshelf. It’s likely that I never would have run across the book had they not done that.

WOW. If you have ANY interest in the outdoors and didn’t or don’t have anyone around you who can help you make sense of it, this book is a great ‘parent’ to adopt.

Tristan Gooley has traveled the world and adopted many of his own ‘parents’ as he learned from many, many others. In one book, he walks you through his world and teaches you about how to pay attention to the sun, the stars, the weather, the winds, the lay of the land, plants, animals and all sorts of things that are part of daily life that most people now miss (many observational skills which used to be necessary for survival and many that are simply just fun).

Whenever you read a book like this, know that observational skills develop over time. As with everything, the more interest you have in developing any particular set of skills, the more you will acquire. And, if you ever cross paths with anyone with whom you can share similar interests, you are very lucky indeed. (Read books like this aloud to yourself and/or with your friends if you want to get even more out of them (see P.S.))


P.S. In his book 100 Ways to Motivate Yourself, Steve Chandler noted that Abe Lincoln used to read aloud everything he wanted to remember well as Lincoln had ‘observed’ that if he read out loud, he remembered much more and for a greater length of time. I’ve tried it myself: Abe Lincoln was definitely onto something.