Monday, April 27, 2015

A Road Taken

Two lungs were given me for air
Both not working, hardly fair
And now I face a crucial day
Much love has come my way

Some friends want to give me new air
A double lung transplant, a brand new pair
I once lived a life of fear and mope
Now, I have been given life changing hope

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Casey Hits A Double

The outlook wasn't brilliant for the little girl that day
She faced  double lung transplant and had no way to pay
When she began to get lung infections it took her breath away
Casey knew what he had to do, knew what he had to say.

Oh somewhere in this joyous land the sun is shining bright
And most people breathe without a care and hearts are light
And somewhere bands are playing and somewhere children shout
And Casey helped a little girl get her weakened lungs out.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Cystic Fibrosis

Can you imagine not being able to breathe.

I am taking a deep breath now as I write these words.

Air rushes in my healthy longs and back out. Most philosophers, including me, will tell you that the art of focusing on taking a deep breath is one of the rare moments in life where we can appreciate our existence.

I think, therefore I am.

I breathe, therefore I am alive.

But what if the simple act of breathing leads to a fit of coughing.

What if the simple act of breathing leads to lung infections and eventually a shortened time on this earth?

How would you feel then?

And what can you do about it.

You can go to my Masterminds group on Facebook and join us.

We talk about what you can do about it and guess what? We are doing something about it.

How do I feel about that?

Pretty damn good!

Pretty damn good!

Friday, April 24, 2015

Masterminds 2015 Official Rules

Thousands share the message of Masterminds.

Consider this your invitation to join us.

I am the founder.

As a CPA, I became the youngest CPA on record to ever retire from practice at the age of 30.

I then moved to my dream city of San Diego and created Masterminds.

These are our 2015 rules.

Our Facebook group is at Masterminds Created by Steve Tarde on Facebook.

To be included in the group activities, you need to be part of our Masterminds group.

.There is no fee to join Masterminds. However, most agree to an entry fee from $100 to $1,000 to join in our activities to support our work and position themselves for a lifetime of commissions which are accrued from inviting new members to join us. For example, if you pay $100 as your entry fee, your rate is locked in at 5% of entry fees you generate. If you pay $1,000 (at one time our top fee was $15,000, but we have held steady at $1,000 for some time now), your share is 50%. Entry fees which fall between $100 and $1,000, are computed accordingly.

.A reminder your acceptance has come without a concern for a cash contribution. You have been invited on the basis of your merit and not your bank account. However, our members enjoy cash incentives and this is an incentive to share in our future success. Our success now approaches 35 years. Once you decide on your entry fee (within 24 hours of invitation), you choose an amount and make that payment via paypal to
You don't need a paypal account to lock in your percentage. However, you will need one to share in your commissions and we are confident that you will be aggressive in this activity.

4. One final thought about sharing funds. Only on January 1 of each future year of your membership in good standing will you be allowed to increase your share for future profits. That is why it is strongly suggested to lock in the highest share possible upon accepting your invitation to Masterminds.

5. Masterminds loves doing special things for special people. Whether it is generating interest in the community to mentor kids or raise money for someone who is facing a life threatening crisis, we choose events which will take advantage of our mass Social Media influence.

6. You might wonder why you were selected. That is not an easy question and has multiple answers. You might offer something to the group that we wish to explore. I will  have had you checked out as to your Social Media activity and only those with a track record of established contacts will be considered.

7. What will you be asked to do as  a Mastermind? No heavy lifting. Masterminds are encouraged to read this blog daily as information will be available day to day. Additional information will be available on my Social Media Facebook/Twitter pages. You will have email access to me personally and we can arrange a phone conference as needed. There are no required meetings and events will be well publicized in this Masterminds diary.

8. What is the purpose of Masterminds? Well, we have discussed some of the philanthropic activities. But the reason I founded Masterminds was to honor my need to do what I love and not live a life of quiet desperation. We want to make sure that this same formula works for you. Are you living the life you have always dreamed of? How can our members help? What do you see in this diary which interests you and is something you would want to pursue? At Masterminds, we open a continuous dialog destined to help you live your best life.

9. And the story continues.

May Masterminds

I make thousands monthly with Masterminds.

I would love to show you how.

Are you on Social Media? Do you have a growing audience. Are you on a few hours per day?

I can turn that into dollars.

We attract mentors.

People who are tired of living their life in desperation.

They are finally coming around to the fact that there is something to this guy in San Diego, California who claims that unless you are doing what you love in your life every minute of your life, then you are not living.

Want to make $100 a day?

Want to make $10,000 a month?

What would you do with all that extra money?

Wouldn't it be fun to find out?

More importantly, would it finally give you the time to do what you love 24/7?

Well, then I have this request.

Send me a message.

And a conversation will begin.

Maybe the most important conversation of your life.


Thursday, April 23, 2015

National Confidence Project

Today, we launch a national confidence project which will be followed diary version right here.

Bookmark this blog to be part of our day to day.

Have you thought that you should love what you are doing from morning to night and nothing seemed quite right?

Maybe the answer is spreading the power of confidence, as I have done throughout my life and changing others lives along the way.

We need your talents.

So keep coming back here and maybe, sooner than you think, you will join us in helping others become more confident in their lives.

And by doing that, we will help change your life.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

What is your CQ?

I have dedicated a lifetime to spread the power of confidence.

But how does one measure it?

Can it be quantified.

Since I have an MBA and practiced as a CPA, O know how to quantify anything.

So what is your CQ?

Your confidence quotient?

Zero means you have no confidence.

Ten means you breathe confidence with your oxygen.

So what is it.

I am going to be asking you daily.

So get ready for it.

It's all about the CQ.

And now you know.

Dear Coach: Are You about to be Fired?

I will be in demand again today on the phone.

Hi, Steve, I am with State University. I got your number from Mr. X.

Steve, unless we start winning here at State, I am going to be fired.

Fact is, it is beginning to depress me. Steve, can you help me.

It can be fun being a guru, especially when the world is coming to your door more often after you have been sharing your innovative ideas for a good part of your life.

Business, being a CPA, numbers, busy work, they never thrilled me.

Winning thrills me.

And I teach coaches how to think so they are ready to win.

Yet that is still not the solution.

The solution is that I teach their players, their key players to think to win and that changes the team's chemistry.

Why do coaches like Geno, Calipari, and Coach K win every year?

I can tell you.

But you might not make the call to me.

Unless you are about to be fired.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Visualization Method


I developed a simple matchless method I call The Visualization Method (TVM) which can change the way one thinks.

It has been practiced by champions in business, sports, education and all aspects of life.

It is the ultimate confidence method and takes only 8 steps to master.

It's the most extraordinary 8 steps you will ever take in your life.

Where do you start? Step One.

1. The mind is a blank slate.Only the pictures I send to my mind deliver a mental film which will predict your immediate future.

2. Find a quiet place to send pictures to your mind and make this practice a permanent part of your day.

3. What picture? If you seek confidence, see yourself in a scene where you exhibit the confidence required. See yourself succeed and keep sending that message to your brain.

4. Start small. Expand your vocabulary by adding a new word to your mental inventory. Send a picture of that word and expand it to a film to own it forever.

5. Make a promise to your life. You will stop worrying and begin believing in the of sending film to rehearse your future (TVM).

6. Sports champions practice TVM religiously. Visualizing their next game slows down the contest and provides them with the opportunity to excel.

7. Let's say you have a speech to make. Per step #5, you have promised never to give into anxiety. Instead, the film builds your confidence. Each time you screen it in your mind, this confidence of yours, grows.

8. The success of TVM depends on your mentor and your student. Unless you work with a mentor and mentor a student, TVM will be words on a page.