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Conceptual Overview:

Temples from around the world

From the most basic to the most massive, creating things almost always functions in the same way. A few distinct simple actions, done correctly, are repeated over and over and over again. That’s all there is to the process.

The most massive things in the world are all built based on the simple principle of doing almost exactly the same thing over and over again. In one case it may be 1,000 nearly identical steps, in another it may be 100 nearly identical columns, in another it may be 5 nearly identical archways. The same basic concept persists, “Find the smallest manageable unit, do it over and over, and then add it all together.” Normally there are many different things which are repeated to create the whole. For example, 50,000 bricks of one type to make the walls, 30,000 of another type for the roof, etc… Pyramids aren’t built out of just one type of brick. (isn’t a Pyramid just someone’s dream made real?)

Building Dreams into Real Life:

Building a fortune, a relationship, health, a business or anything else functions exactly the same way as building a pyramid. Your personal dream is unique, so we’ll have to identify your unique bricks and then begin making them as quickly, effectively, and easily as possible. This is what the seven tools in the Quick Start Seven are designed to do.

The Analogy Deepens:

The tools fall into three groups: Conceptual, Calibration, and Practical.

Conceptual Tools: An engineer needs to know math and physics – these are conceptual tools. In the Quick Start Seven these are found in articles: 1 – A Unified Perspective, 2 –The Fundamental Principle, and 5 – The Five Forces.

Calibration Tools: A builder needs to measure, draw, and design things – these are tools of calibration (rulers, levels, paper, scribes, pencils, etc.). They will be found in articles: 4 – The GET Cycle and 6 – Curing the Two Illnesses of the Soul.

Practical Tools: Finally, a builder needs to build! For this they use the practical tools (hammers, saws, screwdrivers, chisels, etc.). In the Quick Start Seven, these will be found in articles: 3 – The Basic Question and 7 – Getting Your OARS in the Water.

Each Article basically follows the same format: First: The tool is described and explained (often including its history and origins). Second: You’ll receive actual examples and stories where you’ll be able to see each tool being used. Third: You’ll get practical guidelines for putting the tool to immediate use in your life.

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