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LIVING THE LAW OF EXCHANGE

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Greetings fellow readers and followers,

It’s been a few months since I last posted here. As I look back over the topics I’ve discussed, I realized- there’s a whole lot of information on this blog. I’ve been writing for myself instead of writing for my guests. So here’s a throwback to ponder and drool over. Ok may not drool…eww. Happy reading.

I hope everyone is doing well and living in their greatest version of self. I’m Living the Law of Exchange. What do I mean by this statement. Well the other day, I went to the corner store to get change for a Benjamin. I had to spend at least $10 dollars. So I walked around the store to see what they had to offer in my neighborhood that was worth my ten dollars. To my surprise they had a good variety of healthy snacks. I purchased a few and picked up a few personal favorites like Dove body wash, an herbal drink, and some GoodSense snacks (nuts with dried fruit). I took my items to the register and said, “is this ten dollars worth?” The guy at the register said it was close enough. So, he gave me change that consisted of a Grant, two Jacksons, and a Washington.

money is energy

By now, another customer had picked up a case of beer and brought it to the counter as well. So, I’m taking my change and ask the guy next to me in line-

Me: “Who’s on the $50 dollar bill?”

I begin counting down like we’re on ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire?’

Me: “3, 2, 1…” waiting for his response- he’s thinking really hard. But I could tell he really just wanted to pay for his merchandise and go.

Guy: “I can’t even remember, cause I don’t ever have that kind of cash in my pocket”-

Me: “Grant! Grant is on the Fifty.”

I walk out the store, analyzing the interaction, because I believe there is a lesson in every situation and thought I’d share this with you.

I too didn’t know who was on the fifty dollar bill until I looked at one in my hand. Since the above encounter, I’ve had two more Grants and each time I give one away, I receive another. That’s what I mean by “Living the Law of Exchange”. I also have a Jefferson that I hardly ever get and it’s because I am holding on to that Jefferson like I won’t get it again. In order to receive, you have to give- law of exchange. Money is another form of “energy” exchange. What you give away freely without hoarding, comes back to you ten-fold. Just remember that, and if you don’t believe me, try it.

So, here is a list of former presidents [or not] appearing on currency you may carry around in your wallet or wish you did:

U.S. Paper Currency And Presidents (Faces) On Bills

(Note: Some Of Faces On Dollar Bills Were Not Presidents)

Pictures Of Bills

 

President on $1 one dollar bill: George Washington

George Washington is also on quarter dollar coin.

$1 bill

Picture of $1 dollar bill

President on $2 two dollar bill: Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson is also on nickel coin

$2 bill

Picture of $2 dollar bill

President on $5 five dollar bill: Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is also on penny one cent

$5

Picture of $5 dollar bill

Face on $10 ten dollar bill: Alexander Hamilton.

He was not a President.

$10

Picture of $10 dollar bill

President on $20 twenty dollar bill: Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson is also on one dollar coin

$20

Picture of $20 dollar bill

President on $50 fifty dollar bill: Ulysses S. Grant

Grant is on fifty cent coin

$50

Picture of $50 dollar bill

Face on $100 one hundred dollar bill: Benjamin Franklin. He was not a President.

Benjamin Franklin was on half dollar coin from 1948-1963.

$100

Picture of $100 dollar bill

President on $500 five hundred dollar bill: William McKinley

William McKinley is on gold dollar coin

$500

Picture of $500 dollar bill

President on $1,000 one thousand dollar bill: Grover Cleveland

Most expensive $1,000 bill: Grand Watermelon – sold at over $2.2 million at auction!

$1,000

Picture of $1,000 dollar bill

President on $5,000 five thousand dollar bill: James Madison

James Madison is on one dollar coin

$5,000

Picture of $5,000 dollar bill

Face on $10,000 ten thousand dollar bill: Salmon P. Chase.

He was not a President.

$10,000

Picture of $10,000 dollar bill

President on $100,000 one hundred thousand dollar bill: Woodrow Wilson

$100,000

Picture of $100,000 dollar bill

$1,000,000 dollar bill – does not exist – only promotional bills

[Photo credit: http://www.marshu.com/articles/presidents-on-us-united-states-paper-bills-currency.php]
$1,000,000

Picture of a promotional $1,000,000 dollar bill

 

 

Thanks for reading, remember to like, share, and/or comment. Until next time…

Wishing you peace and prosperity,

ET

A Work in Progress

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img_20160804_204054Greetings!

 

Embarking on a new project is always intimadating,  but I love challenging myself. For the past few months, I’ve traveled across states and released my book Journey into Finance in several libraries. Staying true to my purpose of helping to increase financial literacy, I’ve also donated to residents in correctional facilities. My intention is to encourage and empower others to believe in their dreams and never give up on themselves.

Scrolling through my feeds, i came across this here: “There are Four Levels to becoming your greatest version” – Ralph Smart

Giving some thought to the above statement as I begin the next chapter of my new book.

The first thing is observe our habits. How are you treating yourself. Selfcare is vital. I often say, “if I knew then what I know now…”, as a cliche but I can’t go back in time so I pass it forward.

What I ask myself:

What are the four levels?
What level am I on?
How can I be the best version of Me?

OK I’ve watched the video and now know what the four levels are, according to my instructor. I also recognize what level I’m on. The task at hand is putting it all into action to become my greatest version.

Giving praise and honor to the Most High is my acknowledgement to get ego out of the way. I am a mere mortal, not immortal. I have a beginning and an end on this earthly plain. My soul will transcend. My legacy is what I create/birth/bring forth to leave behind and it will continue through my progeny, until the end of time.

I have a blueprint of the past and present to guide my future and it’s beautiful. Something that may only be realized after I’ve transcended because that is usually how the mind works. We never seem to appreciate the impact of a person until they’re gone. Truth.

So, to my progeny- use my knowledge, think for yourself and create your own destiny, good or bad. The consequences of your deeds are a reference for yourself; therefore, choose your mate and your path wisely. Your word will become your truth/bond, respect it.

If you have a dream, work at it earnestly. Learn as much as you can about it, and put that knowledge into practice. Enjoy life and the finer things in moderation, never bite off more than you can chew, live within your means, eat healthy, give in charity, and smile through it all because things could always be worse. Be grateful and believe in yourself. Have a wonderful life…make it so.

Peace, love, and prosperity.

ET

 

 

Know Thyself

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“The focus should not be on money first- knowledge of self and spirit should be at the forefront first; otherwise one will only grow to identify themselves and/or their leadership THROUGH MONEY…” ~ Mandela Elliott

I agree wholeheartedly with this statement, then he goes on saying-

“…when one truly has knowledge of self tho’, he/she can discern and vibrate with real versus the fake from miles away and will be able to hold themselves more accountable of their choices, instead of being deceived and looking for the accountability or change from others.”

EXACTLY!

In my book, Journey Into Finance- I delve into understanding one’s triggers and the economic structure to improve their financial outlook and broaden their horizon’s once they begin their ascension to the next level in their lives.

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Here’s what others are saying about JOURNEY INTO FINANCE (find it here- https://etjourne.com/my-favorite-things/) 5 of 5 STARS

“Read This And Find A Way To Keep More Of What You Work Hard For.”
by Amazon Customer on April 18, 2016
A well-written and extremely helpful book. E. N. Towner is sharing knowledge that can help others to make a real financial difference in their lives. I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants to be able to keep more of their hard earned $$.”

“Very informative”
by Amazon Customer on January 8, 2016
A must read !!!! Well written, concise, insightful and informative !!!!! Roslyn Owens

“Must Buy”
By Masheka Towner on January 11, 2016
Everything you need to begin your road To finance !!!
GREAT INVESTMENT!

“Five Stars”
ByAmazon Customeron January 15, 2016
Verified Purchase
very informative Excellent buy especially for young families.

“Great read and very informative”
by Amazon Customer on January 12, 2016
Lots of “gems” in this book. Great read and very informative. Would definitely recommend to a young family trying to establish themselves.

Thank you for reading and reviewing my work.

ET

View all my reviews

Thank you to those who shared their personal experiences (reviews) after reading Journey Into Finance.

Have a great day! Until next time…

Wishing you peace and prosperity,

ET