In my last blog (https://www.tcpaconsultancy.com/blog/the-last-blog-on-this-website-a-blog-about-things-happening-now-around-the-world-and-in-my-personal-life) I said that I met an Indian team who will create a new website for me where I have more control and can add for example video’s, but more importantly with a blog page that gives a better overview of all the blogs. They of course will not do this for free so financially speaking it doesn’t have a priority. Even when that new website gets published, this website with the blogposts hosted on Weebly will stay for as long as Weebly doesn’t remove it, but then it can be accessed through a weebly.url and www.tcpaconsultancy.will connect to the new website.
A couple of years ago I sold small pieces of Tiiendemanns Group (TDG) to some family members and friends, for the couple of hundred or thousand euro they had to support. Not enough to incorporate the entities of TDG, but enough to pay the bills that needed to be paid. I closed the family and friends round, but after I find the angel investor with the available funds to incorporate the entities of TDG, I’ll open the friends and family rounds again. I take the fiduciary duty I have to those first shareholders very seriously, so while working to bring a new card game called Dutch Joker Poker as a side project to market my main priority stays being to incorporate TDG and start the process of generating revenue for Viisiit. and PreciousChips afterwards. Fortunately, after I published that last blog I met a business couple who are working together to help startups get funding through their network and I found someone who’s going to among other take over the whole social media management of Dutch Joker Poker and later on TDG/Viisiit., so there’s beautiful progress albeit slower than I want things to go.
In regards to my transparency promise I made to divulge the quarterly donations I received. I know I haven’t published Q4 of 2021 and Q1 of 2022 results, but from the one wallet I have direct access to I can see that no one donating anything and to get into the other wallets is a hassle for which I assume would be to announce I haven’t received anything. So starting from this year I’m going to check all the wallets once a year, and in the first month of each new year I’m going to publish the results of the year that passed.
I also decided to donate 50% of whatever comes in to a charity organization and/or cause. For 2022: whatever amount gets donated through one of the wallets, 50% will be donated to one or more organizations working for the rebuilding of Ukraine. In January of 2023 I will announce together with the results of 2022 if there’s going to be a new donation goal or not.
The last blog on this website - a blog about things happening now around the world and in my personal life
First of all, for the people who don’t yet personally know me, to me business is personal and cannot be detached from my personal life, because it is my personal life. Many people can disassociate themselves from their work life because they work to get a paycheck and if the working relationship ends, it won’t substantially affect their personal life afterwards because nothing of the company they are working for belongs to them.
I created the Peace and Prosperity-Equation and the 5P-Formula, there’s no end to that, it’s there and it now belongs to life. I believe that anyone who breaks the principles contained in the 5P-Formula will always get metaphysically fucked with the chance to also get physically fucked. Because I came up with them, I believe that if I break them I will get both double fucked metaphysically and physically for sure. These formulas belong to my pass-through company (so legally I personally own them) and the way I chose to monetize them is not by selling my time/body to clients consulting them about their inner workings of their organization (or personal life), but instead take the responsibility to build a company that by statutes adheres to these principles.
One can argue that my brainstorming, researching, planning and testing phase to start this company took too long. To that I can only say that I would’ve also preferred to having started what feels like a long time ago for me too, but the lessons learned and the connections made for (future) partnerships are priceless. My government does not let me take those schooling costs as business costs and be discounted from the incomes, but even then, they are investments made that will pay back a multiple down the line.
If you take a look at the current state of the world, there’s people that thinks that these formulas are useless because there’s no consequence to breaking them. And then, there’s people, like me, who knows (or believes) that these formulas are life truths and breaking them sooner or later ends badly for the ones who break them.
A few days ago I tweeted about a new way of playing poker that I called “Dutch Joker Poker” and how I was feeling about the (Russian -) Ukrainian war. In the first tweet you see 2 screenshots with information about Dutch Joker Poker that I will add at the end of this blog.
In the screenshot contained in this tweet below you can read how I feel about Putin and Russia in general, but in essence, the tweet itself explains succinctly why I think now needs to be done. The war Russia started in Ukraine means that we all need to step up out of our comfort zones even more and make efforts towards the rebuilding of Ukraine. What’s not implicitly stated is that we also need to not be complicit in any way to helping Russia to fund their war, but luckily even corporations like Deutsche Bank came to understand this.
This is to me where the 5P-Formula becomes crucial and where a lot of companies still go bust and break adherence to the principles, because for example, did the companies who said they stopped doing business in Russia, is that only publicly or also privately? Are they still accepting money from their old Russian clients, and even worse “under the counter” also from new customers/clients? How principled are these companies towards eliminating war on this planet and not still want to profit somehow from war?
I know that in the history of mankind there has been many instances where organizations, through its people managing it, broke the trust of their customers just to earn more money. Even when Putin surprised me with his greed for control of more land on this planet and his thirst for violence, I refuse to become cynical and doubtful if humanity will accept each other and start working together for the benefit of each and every single human being and our co-habitants on this planet. So yes, at this moment, even when Deutsche Bank first made a different decision, I gave them the benefit of the doubts that they are not just doing it “for the show”.
From first hand experience I know how difficult it is for people / organizations to resist the temptation of making (lots of) money even when it would hurt other people. Mostly it is by doing “small” things like embellishing things or even flat-out lying to potential clients/customers just to close a deal, or taking bonuses or even free milk away from employees in a financially healthy company purely for financially cosmetic reasons. I don’t know how frequent bigger things happen that break the 5P-Formula like stealing IPs from people / other companies, or extremer acts like war profiteering, but I’m confident that in the future even those “small” things people / organizations do that breaks the 5P-Formula will become much rarer.
I don’t dare to say that those negative-egotistical actions by bad actors will become non-existent on our planet just yet, simple because I doubt that it will happen in our lifetime (this including the lifetimes of Gen Z’ers and Gen C’ers). The positive thing is that I don’t believe that we need 100% of the people adhering to the principles in the 5P-Formula to reach a state wherein our planet will have Peace and Prosperity for everyone. It is just that as long as we’re not at 100% of people having the integrity to adhere at all times to the principles, our planet will have a weak link in its chain that create a vulnerability towards falling back into war and eliminating the Prosperity build over time.
We are a long way before reaching a state wherein everyone feels they are living on a prosperous planet. The famine in Yemen is a sad example of that and the war in Ukraine is a disheartening example of why we cannot be proud of ourselves for being able to say that we live on a peaceful planet.
Personally, I don’t let these disappointments stop my fight because I know the majority of people crave love more than violence and hate. That’s why, as I said in that first tweet, a video of a lady playing the violin underground in Ukraine where people were sheltering from the Russian bombs above, made me realize that I too shouldn’t postpone the launch of Dutch Joker Poker because of the war. I hope nobody ever needs these cards of Dutch Joker Poker to entertain themselves during a war, but I certainly hope that these cards can be enjoyed by many during the time that people will have completely forgotten how wars feels.
The concept of the Kickstarter page is already done, only I can’t publish the link publicly yet because I still need to formalize some partnerships and confirm the retail price of the different card decks. Follow me and connect with me on social media to be informed about the launch date, etc.
The last blog on this website
As you can read in the e-mail I send to the Russian consulate in the Netherlands on February 16th of this year, I was planning on writing a blog about my own experience with among other a Russian Tinder Swindler and coincidentally in the same year, an experience with someone with similar behavioral traits as Anna Sorokin, or “Anna Delvey” the character from the Netflix series “Inventing Anna”.
Then the war happened, but also, the money from the Russian dude I now need to write off from the books of my company and it becomes something now that fucker personally owes me. For the money I lend to “Anna”, the police told me that because there is a business contract between us, there’s nothing they can do and I need to personally take it to court if they refuse to pay what they owe me. So at this moment I’m not able to go into full details about the latter case, so the personal blog about my own experience will need to wait until things have progressed more.
What is a certainty already is that this will be the last blog I publish on this website I made using Weebly. I found a team in India who is going to build me a “stand-alone” website, with definitely a better way to go through my (old) blogs!
If you’re curious about what Dutch Joker Poker is, below you can find the screenshots from that 1st tweet above.
The 1001 Year Plan is in essence a contract between Tiiendemanns Group and the global society and between the company and its founding team. I chose the name of this plan for the practical significance for the company of what will happen when we’re successful. The social significance of us being successful means we can proudly say we’re living and doing business on a planet where everyone is experiencing Peace and Prosperity in their lives, living then of course in a thriving bio diverse planet again. As you can read in that screenshot of our mission and vision, we expect to help create that social significant moment for our planet of achieving Peace and Prosperity for all within the lifetime of the founding team.
The practical significance of us being successful means that we’ve helped the global society create the foundation where transgenerational global for-profit organizations can exist to serve the people and the planet for as long as humanity keeps co-existing with nature on this planet, with Tiiendemanns Group becoming one of those transgenerational global for-profit organizations serving humanity and our planet for generations to come. None of us today reading this will live long enough to be able to confirm that TG still exists centuries after it starts, but 1001 years after we start with Tiiendemanns Group our statutes dictate that when we reach that milestone, we will commemorate the 1001 year anniversary of Tiiendemanns Group by issuing the last batch of the statutory common shares that the companies starts with described in their statutes, if all goes well, next year in 2022. These shares will be reserved for the heirs set by my testament. Same as that there will be also for example shares statutory reserved for each term for the Chairperson and the President of the company up till the 1001st anniversary of TG. In regards to my own shares, besides leaving shares for descendants of my family and friends, I also commit to leaving shares for charitable and social causes and/or public institutions.
So in essence, for generations to come, these statutory locked shares maybe will seem like a gimmick to some, but that’s only so long as they’re not and they start representing real recognized value that will be divided in the future between a group of people and some (public) organizations. If you believe that we as a global society don’t stand a chance to start trusting each other, come together and work hand in hand to combat all the collective problems we’re facing, then I’m not even going to try to convince you of the great chances we have to become successful in our mission to help bring Peace and Prosperity in the world, step by step.
One company cannot push the world into establishing Peace and Prosperity on its own, but most companies, non-profit organizations and governments putting their best effort forward, will inevitably result in the majority of the global population embracing the good fight in becoming true guardians of this planet. Getting to Peace on earth is the easier part, establishing Prosperity to all participants in our global society is the hardest part. That requires vested interests to stop the hinderance of income redistribution to the lower earners, and for the wealthy people to more actively and aggressively start sharing their wealth, through paying taxes and giving charitable donations. Pledging to donate 99% of your wealth when you die is a nice, but empty gesture, because by the time you die and your wealth gets (re)distributed, there might not be much livable planet over for us and future generations to enjoy.
This is the reason Tiiendemanns Group is designed as a social-capitalistic company to use its assets and resources not only for its own development and growth, but also to help tackle social causes like deforestation, destruction and pollution of our natural world, homelessnesses and stimulate & help facilitate voluntarism in charitable organizations. This is all done based on the idea that a prosperous society on the long term will do much better for TG’s bottom line than being a big company operating in a global society plagued by social inequality and lost connection to nature. Making our planet a much better place is not only the responsibility of governments and the public sector, but it is a responsibility of every able individual, does not matter if you’re still in school, a stay-at-home-parent, working in the public sector or working in the private sector.
So the idea of releasing a last small batch of shares to heirs of mine so far in the future is not with the intention to make each heir filthy rich, but only to create the opportunity to commemorate the success of the global community in creating a hospitable and thriving planet for every human and non-human. If my hypothesis is right in 1001 years it won’t matter if the then heirs each receive for in that moment in time the equivalent of $1,000,000 or $100,000,000,000 of today’s monetary value worth of shares because everyone on the planet will start their lives having all their basic needs fulfilled, and everyone will have an equal opportunity to educate themselves and achieve their dreams. So the shares would then only be used to accelerate the achievements of dreams that without the money would still be possible, albeit only in a slower timeframe. Same with the institutions receiving the shares then, if all goes well, they wouldn’t need the shares to solve any big societal problems anymore, the shares would only be used to improve the quality of service for the community or to improve the quality of (working)life for their team members.
Concretely you can say that Tiiendemanns Group was born out of the need to have a company in the world (statutory) beholden to the 5P-Formula. The 1001 Year Plan is designed to guide this company working on the believe that the global collective will choose for Peace and Prosperity for everyone, humans and non-humans. The core believe of TG is that companies, like TG, who do the best job of servicing humans and the rest of the planet best will become the global (transgenerational social or stakeholders-capitalistic) organizations that as long as humans are thriving on the planet, if all goes well for millennia to come, will keep operating and developing its services (and products) to keep up with how the global society is adapting towards, while having the trust of the public that they bring value in their (everyday) lives. So the first 1001 years after start of the plan is only the first millennium of many millennia to come for Tiiendemanns Group.
You can find more information about the 5P-Formula, which is based on the Peace and Prosperity Equation that can also be found in the image at the bottom of the page. There is also an image afterwards describing the Life-Formula and the You & Life-Formula which are formulas to describe how the Peace and Prosperity-Equation and the 5P-Formula fit in our lives.
How the 1001 Year Plan started
Just for you to fully understand how this process of mine went, when I started in 2015 I had not thought of any of the names you’re reading of in this blog. Even for “Tiiendemanns” I had different names for the “fiscal entity” that needed to be created to start with these separate business models under one roof and using one founding team. So with me, the “business ideas/models” came before the names. Same as with the 1001 Year Plan. I didn’t start designing what became Tiiendemanns Group with the intention of creating a plan that would need to transcend even my own life. It was during this process and market validation of these ideas that the conclusion came that when done right, in our modern global society, there wouldn’t be a need for Tiiendemanns Group to ever stop its business of serving both individuals and communities in general, together with their (favorite) brands.
When done right, the only real future threats to the continuation of Tiiendemanns Group is the annihilation of the human species, or corruption in the company, especially if present in the management layers. As for the former major future threat, we belong to the group of people that don’t believe we as humans will be so stupid to let this happen. Movies like “Don’t look up” from Netflix paint a bleak future for humanity when we continue with our collective stupidities, but I believe those types of movies are more useful eye-openers than actual predictors of our future. As for the latter major future threat being corruption in the company, to mitigate this threat, we make it a cultural norm within Tiiendemanns Group from the start to teach and keep reminding all our team members about the 5P-Formula©. On top of institutionalizing the 5P-Formula© within Tiiendemanns Group, we will introduce not only “employees committees and advisory boards”, but also “customer committees and advisory boards” in the company.
In 2015 it started with the conclusion that with the limited resources I had and with the limited financial help I could get from e.g. banks, it is too difficult for me to hold organizations properly accountable for the 5P-Formula© to work. With no accountability organizations can (and from experience I know they will) cheat and reap the negative consequences, but in return they can also blame the 5P-Formula© for not being effective. I either needed to find the appropriate resources to take the 5P-Formula© to the next level, or I could buy or start a new company where the team needed to adhere to the 5P-Formula© and make this company the showroom for the 5P-Formula©. Buying a company was actually almost out of the question, as for that I would also be dependent on getting a loan from a bank, so the easiest option for me was to see if I could find a service or product that I see a need in the market for.
During my first brainstorming process I remembered the idea of “metal playing poker chips” that I had a few years back. The subscription model came after I brainstormed how to create a social-capitalistic business models from of selling “metal playing chips” and actually after I came up with the business model of Viisiit. The thing is that, as you can see in the 2nd picture at the beginning of the blog, showing the 1st concept of Tiiendemanns Group (which is not fully accurate anymore), after thinking of the business model of PreciousChips I came up with other ecological or socially sustainable ideas, but all had a major weakness, which where the sales and marketing of them. Digital ads can be very useful to create brand awareness for what you’re offering, but there are some services and products that just cannot be optimally served by digital ads. The epiphany for Viisiit. came when a door-to-door salesperson rang the bell and I realized that not only did the industry never modernized, instead it became even worse as an experience for people in general, both for the salesperson and for the people opening the door for the salesperson. So I designed the services of Viisiit. not only to significantly improve this experience for people, but on top of that to also make it a rewarding experience.
Where do we stand now?
I’ve pondered if I need to delete this blog (http://www.tcpaconsultancy.com/blog/partnership-between-tcpa-consultancy-and-the-tiiendemanns-group) seeing that it now contains outdated information about the partnership between my pass-through company (T.C.P.A. Consultancy) and Tiiendemanns Group. I’ve decided to leave it online, while only adding a disclaimer at the start because it belongs as part of my journey building this social-capitalistic company. In my previous plans it wasn’t possible for investors to acquire a piece of for example Viisiit. directly, they could only invest in the mother company that owns 100% of its subsidiaries. In the old plans I also personally held for a long time the vast majority of the voting power in all the companies. This year I’ve learned that if I want to onboard co-founders who immediately starts with having a sense of ownership in the company I needed to modify my own role in the company and the way the companies work with each other. Luckily I worked with people who brainstormed with me on the most effective structure to achieve this, unfortunately eventually it became clear that they themselves are not suited to be part of the company as cofounders because of among other differences in opinion on the direction for the company and the other commitments they had for other people/companies besides TG. In this blog (https://www.tcpaconsultancy.com/blog/your-idea-of-me-is-not-my-responsibility-to-live-up-to) I’ve wrote my thoughts on what happened and what are the changes we did get to agree on when they were still part of TG.
In regards to the partnership agreement between T.C.P.A. Consultancy and Tiiendemanns Group. Based on conversations I had with the tax authorities during the auditing of my financial administration, I also made some changes to the partnership by eliminating all debts between T.C.P.A. Consultancy and Tiiendemanns Group and link the licensing agreement for the use of the 5P-Formula© to an increase in equity ownership held by Tiiendemans Intellectualis Proprietas B.V.. As you can see in the 6th screenshot down below I will start as founder of TG with 65% ownership in the IP-Holding company, but I won’t personally hold these shares because they will be owned by my private B.V. (Tiiendemans Intellectualis Proprietas B.V.). My private B.V. is set by statute that it is for 51% owned by myself and 49% is owned by T.C.P.A. Consultancy. Seeing that a pass-through company, legally speaking, isn’t its own entity, those shares also belong directly to me, but in the case that I convert T.C.P.A. Consultancy in its own B.V., then I can more easily transfer those shares to the B.V.. To raise our seed funding I’m exploring the option to sell my private B.V. to an investment vehicle outside of the Netherlands, for example to a Delaware Corp, in where I’ll take the majority share in this investment vehicle. In that case, if it’s not possible to add the shares in the statutes under the name of T.C.P.A. Consultancy, I will notarize an agreement to secure the shares belonging to the licensing agreement.
I previously didn’t want to publicly say how many cofounders I was willing to onboard, but seeing the experience I had this year, I can say that I’ve come to realize that even though it is a noble idea to have 5 to 7 cofounders joining the team (my previous target), this amount of cofounders is way too much and only works counter productive for effective decision making and execution of the plans. So the increase in my ownership in the company does not come at the cost of future cofounders, it only means that I won’t be onboarding that much cofounders again.
Furthermore, using a reverse vesting scheme I will personally hold 5% of the IP-Holding company under my own name, with that vesting scheme starting from 12,5 years after incorporation of TG and with the last batch vesting 1001 years after start. So an eventual cofounder would need to live with the fact that they will get a bit diluted in the IP-Holding company 12,5 years after start. If I find cofounders who are also interested in participating in the long term vesting scheme, then that’s something that could be discussed, but I’ve changed the plans to only make myself commit to the long term planning and give the cofounders the freedom to get ownership in the company within a much shorter vesting period.
Because of the new way the companies work together and the new share structure for each company that was designed this year, I won’t receive shares to be able to buy ViisiitCoins with them and the absolute amount of shares being issued also differs from the previous plans. What’s also different is that I will be contracted by Viisiit. to be employed as the 9-Star Viisiitor, and will work as a statutory director for free in the other entities, making the “hourly” deal with T.C.P.A. Consultancy redundant. The structure we’re starting with gives me the opportunity to find for example someone who can become the CEO of Viisiit. to IPO and take that entity public, while as the President/CEO of Tiiendemanns Group I can keep developing and building the organization as a whole. The IP-holding company, as soon as its legally possible we’ll change its company status from a B.V. to a B.V.m, and the intention is to keep that company operating as a private company.
In conclusion, this year was a year of many stress-tests and even changes to the original plan. As disappointing as it was for not being able to incorporate TG this year because of mostly personal and business drama that happened, I wouldn’t change the life & business lessons I received this year for anything. Having gone through the difficult moments this year made me grow as a person and those moments certainly contributed in making the foundation of Tiiendemanns Group become even stronger. I very much look forward to the new year and to materialize the official start of the 1001 Year Plan!
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The previous set of principles contained in the 5P-Formula looked like this:
Love yourself the same way you Love others
Love others the same way you Love yourself
If you don’t or can’t Love, Respect yourself and others
Love does not come before Respect. Respect comes before Love
Honesty above Cowardice
Respect above Justice
Honesty above Respect, or else it’s not Respect at all
Respect above your Freedom
Honesty above Love
Honesty above Trust
*These Principles cannot be taken apart and used separately as you please or as it fits you at that moment (because then you will go break one or more of the other principle(s)).
Now the new set of principles look like this:
Love yourself the same way you Love others
Love others the same way you Love yourself
If you don’t or can’t Love, Respect yourself and others
Love does not come before Respect. Respect comes before Love
Honesty above Cowardice
Respect above Justice
Honesty above Respect, or else it’s not Respect at all
Respect above your Freedom
Honesty above Love
Trust above Respect, or else it’s not Respect at all
Honesty above Trust
*These Principles cannot be taken apart and used separately as you please or as it fits you at that moment (because then you will go break one or more of the other principle(s)).
It is not a change that changes anything in the balance of the principles. The thing is that I was under the impression that not only with the 11 first principles this last addition should’ve been logical for everyone, but I also thought that no one would ever believe that you can be (or act) respectful with someone without you having (any) trust in that person. I had to revise my thoughts on this, when I met several people in a short time frame close to each other, who openly said they always act respectful (and professional) to everyone, while also openly telling (around) that they don’t trust (some) people that they need to work closely together with on a day-to-day basis.
Let there be no misconception, if you don’t trust someone, you can never be respectful to them. Doesn’t exist, as the maximum you’ll be able to do is act civilized with each other. Being civilized to someone does not directly mean you also have respect for that person, and there’s always full lack of respect when there’s no trust behind the civilized act. A “recent” example and social demonstration of this fact can be found in the period in the US when colored Americans lived segregated a long the white Americans. There was overall civility between the different groups of Americans, but there was no trust and thus no respect between members of the different groups. Interestingly, even in the groups of white Americans there were of course people who did trust people of color and did not participate or tried to not participate as much as possible in the disrespect of their colored American peers. I believe that without members of the dominant group in a society realizing the injustice happening and start working with people from the non-dominant group in societies, fundamental societal change cannot happen.
That is why I also believe that ideologies like for example Malcolm X believed in, won’t ever work on the long term, because what the non-dominant group in such cases can achieve in the short term is “re-oppressing” the dominant group through show of aggression to be accepted as equals in society, but oppressing people never work. Sooner or later there comes a moment where the oppressed group feels strong enough to fight for their freedom of movement and freedom of thought, and so if you merely achieved a group of people to accept your thoughts and terms, but haven’t achieved for them to agree to your point of view and making them revise theirs too, then you can hope that along the way it still happens, but you need to expect push back and even revolt from people who feel they’re being oppressed.
If you respect someone you will tell them (in their face) anything and everything they need to hear for them to do a better job at work or become better people in life overall. If you don’t trust them, you won’t do that and in the case when you’re working with each other, you’ll only start communicating the bare minimum or just start lying or for example playing down things to not create friction or moments that you’ll need to keep communicating with each other even more. That is way organizations that uses the 5P-Formula stimulate absolute honesty between its team members. Organizations that encourages and especially rewards openly civilized voicing of distrusts between team members, and that show that positive actions are taken every time to ensure trust between the team members gets restored have the best chance to cultivate the needed resilience to overcome all obstacles that the market throws at them.
Trust is essential. Yet, many people in their day-to-day interactions with other people do things that undermine the trust people put in them. If you lie to someone, however small that lie may be, you’re not showing respect to that person, and you’re also showing that you don’t have enough trust in that person to give them the/your truth. This means that being honest with someone is essential for creating trust between you. Even honestly telling someone you don’t trust them enough to tell them something or to go do something with them, is you being more respectful to them, than lying to them that you can’t tell them something, don’t remember something, or that you cannot go do something with them when in fact you can and just don’t want to. It is not your responsibility to please someone who gets offended by your honesty, but it’s your full responsibility to amend the trust broken when someone finds out you lied to them. In most cases, someone who gets offended by your honesty cannot stay offended for long (without being a hypocrite), but someone whose trust gets broken by a lie you told, can carry that distrust towards you for a long time while in essence being totally justified for carrying that distrust with them.
Every human being on this planet starts from the bottom and needs to crawl themselves up. The only difference is that everyone starts from a different elevation in their life journey. That is why for example it is: Respect above Justice, because you need to read and interpret this as (your sense of) Respect above (your sense of) Justice in the way you deal with people. Someone that was born on a high societal elevation who gets in an altercation with someone that was born on a lower societal elevation, could feel that they are the ones who have been unjustly treated by the other and take actions into their own hands and “use their network or influence” to (financially or emotionally) hurt the other, but two unjustifiable acts don’t make one justified act. It then keeps being that two people committed unjustified actions towards each other. Even when it’s emotionally hard, you are in charge of yourself to make sure to never be the one committing unjustifiable acts towards another person.
With the principles contained in the 5P-Formula it’s the same thing, to be able to adhere to every principle, you need to be able to work towards mastering the principles from the bottom up. The ones people think is the easiest and the ones they also want to adhere the most to are the ones from the top going down, with the hardest to adhere to is the one at the bottom going up. But because most people can’t adhere to the one at the bottom, they are only best in adhering to the first part of the top principle (Love yourself), the second part (the same way you Love others), is where most have difficulties adhering to, even when they say they (try their best to) live like that.
I created the 5P-Formula because as a management consultant I needed a framework to work with organizations, which in the end became also a framework that each person can incorporate in their own lives. Which in essence ultimately makes sense, as an organization consists of individuals working together and you can try to improve an organization from the top down, but the best organizations make sure every team member, from the bottom up are being great contributors to the overall health of the organization.
So as an individual would you trust telling your team members the things about their decisions you have issues trusting, or even dare to tell the people directly that you have trust issues with them?
As an organization, is there a culture cultivated wherein everyone is free to voice their distrusts openly about other team members or company decisions, without negative repercussions that can be expected (from peers or upper management)?
I leave you with these two questions for you to ponder on. Feel free to leave a question or give your comment on this topic in the comments below the blog!
Ecological Sustainability and Social Sustainability are mutually exclusive concepts because a product, service, experience and even you as an individual or organizations as a collective can act and be functioning ecologically sustainable, but not (fully) social sustainable, or vice versa, or you can be functioning both (fully) ecologically and socially sustainable, or not be functioning ecologically and socially sustainable (at all).
Concrete examples of these 4 scenario’s are;
1. Banning all commercial and cargo airplanes from flying if they’re burning fossil fuel is the most ecological sustainable thing to do for the planet, but because of not having better aviation alternatives the economical and social revolt this will cause makes it that no sensible government would even entertain the idea to go implement this at present times. Of course, not tackling the pollution in the aviation industry is also not social sustainable, so I think this is a good example in the challenges we’re facing as a collective to find a proper balance in being both ecological sustainable and social sustainable.
2. A health-coach helping a client is a service that’s fully social sustainable, but if the health-coach travels each week in a diesel or gas car going 100km back and forth to the house of the client, while also doing for example massages with scented palm oils with oils sourced from deforested places and buys on the way each time at the tankstation a plastic water bottle that’s on top of being from plastic, also produced by a corporation extracting water from communities and nature without paying their fair share. Then this health-coach is providing a social sustainable service that’s not being (fully) ecological sustainable.
3. An example of a true 100% ecological sustainable and 100% social sustainable product, service, experience, person or organization is really hard to find, and one could argue maybe even impossible to achieve in present times. Even Greta Thunberg bought or used (and probably in the future will buy or use at least once more) something manufactured with (child) slave labor and ate something (with an ingredient) sourced from deforested places, it’s unfortunately inevitable in the current global supply chain. I challenge anyone to write a comment with a product, service, experience, person or organization they believe at this moment is 100% ecological sustainable and 100% socially sustainable, I simply can’t.
4. Same goes for the combination of true 0% ecological sustainable and 0% socially sustainable, I simply can’t think of one product, service, experience, person or organization which/whom I could confidently say they are 0% of both. You can argue that oil extraction is 0% ecological sustainable, but I still need to find the person that can provide proof that it’s also 0% socially sustainable. If you think you can defend oil being 0% socially sustainable or you have an example of something (or someone or an organization) being 0% socially sustainable, please share you thoughts with me know in the comments below.
To expand on my last point, the problem with the oil extraction is the greed at which we as humans are consuming it, because probably in 100 or more years we as a global society would still need at least a few crucial things that can only be produced using that crude oil we are extracting and consuming by the millions of barrels a day. At the pace of consumption and with a growing population, will there be any oil left in the ground in 50 years? With technological advances we might be able to create crude oil from algae in production plants, but will these advances come fast enough at scale for us to completely stop damaging our planet? That extracting oil is still not being priced and taxed as the 0% ecological sustainable product it is, is truly bizarre in 2021 because much of it is being consumed for “pleasure” and “gluttony” and so on the other hand it’s definitely also not 100% socially sustainable to keep it at these prices. In general people should not be able to afford spending gas to take their car only a few blocks away to a store to buy coffee and donuts.
In essence, same goes with (precious) metal mining. Without some (precious) metals most of us wouldn’t be able to have the laptop, tablet or phone they are currently using to read this blog. On top of this “production need”, there is a bigger social need for precious metals than there is a social need for crude oil. Gold and silver have been a store of wealth for more than 5000 years and they will stay being a store of wealth for millennia to come, simply because as biological beings holding something physical will always beat “holding” something digital. The reason for this is because, besides the mental energy it takes to decide to spend something that holds great value to you (being it a physical or digital asset), it takes a much greater physical energy to go spend the precious metal than it takes to spend digital assets. With digital assets, in most cases a few clicks and your done, with physical assets in most cases you even need to leave your house to go spend it. Same effect you get with people who want to get their spending habits under control, they create spending budgets and start using (physical) cash to make payments in shops, instead of using card payments. So if you ask me, between precious metals and crypto, what should you hold going into retirement? If you can, diversify and hold both, and if you don’t like to take too much risks you give more weight to precious metals. My hypothesis is that you will see that you will be more inclined and feel better selling your crypto (in times of financial need) than you would be selling your precious metals. That psychological effect precious metals have on us makes them perfect assets to hold wealth (especially in an inflationary economic system).
The point of the latter two paragraphs was to show that everything sits somewhere on a (ecological & social) sustainability scale. Without you knowing Dutch, you probably recognize those yellow stars telling you how bad or awesome that product (service, experience or store) is. One of my goals with Viisiit. is to make it so that shops will also start showing a (blue) sustainability score together with the yellow “general review” scores. I strongly believe in SDG #17 (Partnerships) and from the start my team and I will work to form partnerships with other startups and (more) established shops to integrate this on their (e-commerce) platforms too, but from the start we will introduce our own sustainability score based on the average of 3 scores given by separate groups. See the screenshot of the sustainability score for more detailed information on this.
Most people, from every generation, do want to do better for themselves and the planet, the only problem is that doing better for the planet for most people cannot come at the cost of personal convenience. This makes it that most people will not take the effort and time to go research how sustainably produced a product is before buying, even though if given the choice, they would choose to buy a more sustainably produced product, even when there’s a cheaper but less sustainable alternative to choose from. With Viisiit. we’re working hard to make it more convenient for consumers to assess the sustainability of their purchases.
For full disclosure, crowd-sourcing the sustainability score and the blue color for the sustainability score is not my idea, but I got inspired to incorporate these ideas in our service offering of Viisiit. by an article written by David Sarokin, titled: Five-star Sustainability: how to crowd-source our way to a better world. Before finding this article the plan was to only give a (green) sustainability score / stars to our Public Welcomers (or their product/service/experience offerings) based on their own self-assessment and our own internal assessment. Giving “the crowd” a voice in this actually makes a lot of sense and we need blue oceans and blue skies for a healthy planet, so making the stars blue actually also makes more sense. If interested, you can get the article at: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/318978563_Five-Star_Sustainability_How_to_crowd-source_our_way_to_a_better_world.
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Before I get to my chosen social responsibilities , I think it’s important for you to know that I believe the essence of what differentiates us, modern humans, with the humans living in the middle ages is the social rights and responsibilities modern democratic western civilizations brought into our lives. Before this, and something many people in third world countries still face in present times, there was no cohesive societal structure wherein one can develop themselves with the communal amenities western societies give their citizens as their birthright. In the middle ages the only right you had was the right to defend and take care of yourself (and eventually your inner circle of people you lived with) for example by providing for food you either cultivated and//or scavenged, or worked for others like for “noble people” to provide yourself with a modest living, a home and food to eat.
There is great comfort in western societies and this comfort eventually even brought now peace, as in non-violent aggression between states, in most western societies. The problem herein lies in the fact that this peace is now inherently linked to this great comfort we created and once this comfort vanishes it will be hard, maybe even impossible to contain this peace between nations. We will most definitely lose this comfort when we degrade our planet in such a state that there will not be anything anymore we can do to prevent our planet to become inhospitable for humans (and most animals and plants) in most regions, if not all. My blog is not to paint a dark picture. My intention with this second paragraph is to give a serious warning to anyone reading this who are still doubting or even refusing to believe and acknowledge the damage we humans are doing to our planet.
For everyone else doing their part helping in turning the tide of the ongoing mass extinction of animals and plants caused by among other; the destruction of their habitats, heating of our planet and acidification of our oceans, you need to remember and never doubt that your actions, however small at this moment, does make an impact.
The thing is that, the great comfort we have here in the western societies, at least when you see it from a “feeling” or “perception” standpoint, does never need to vanish to save our planet. It only needs to change, or put another way, only our expectation of it needs to change while we can keep experiencing the same (or even greater) level of (collective felt) satisfaction from the new (green) great comfort. With the rights and responsibilities we gave ourselves in western societies, we started embracing the privileges we have without accepting the extra responsibilities these privileges came with.
You are right when you say that humans can be evil, because we humans in the past and in the present are still doing some evil things to each other, but you are never right when you say that humans are inherently evil. I have yet need to talk to a person who killed someone or an animal (or more people and/or animals) who can say with a straight face or even smiling face that they’ve enjoyed doing it. People in slaughterhouses don’t enjoy killing animals, same as a pathologist doesn’t enjoy doing an autopsy on a death body. I believe most people in these professions understand the need for their jobs in our societies and have respect for the responsibility they carry in performing their duties. Only absolute psychopaths and sociopaths would enjoy hurting others, and luckily for us, there aren’t many people who’s mental state get to become so detached from the essence that makes us biological social beings.
Even most people now disbelieving in climate change, or human caused climate change, are not evil people who don’t care for our planet. I’m sure a great deal of them love animals, are volunteers in charitable organizations, and don’t walk around littering their neighborhoods. Most of the (human caused) climate change disbelievers are like that because they are either not convinced we are causing it so they believe we cannot also do anything about it, they are afraid of the costs and (financial) sacrifices needed to invest in green technologies and environmental regeneration efforts, and most importantly they don’t want to even think of losing the (great) comfort they already have.
The latter reasons are of course all negative-egotistical reasons for not wanting to take action to help better our planet for ourselves and future generations, but they are also mostly reasons that cannot be embedded as being either factual or optimal in our current reality. This gives opportunity to incentivize people to re-evaluate their positions and come themselves to the conclusion that they too can contribute for a much better present for the collective self and a much better future for all of us and next generations. All negatives can get a positive sparkle, when all positives lose their sparkle and become negative, then is when all hope for our planet dies too.
One thing that can greatly help is if governments start taking the birthright people have to live on a biodiverse planet seriously. When governments start showing people that they take their right for breathing clean air and their right for drinking clean water seriously, people will start taking the responsibility for their own lives more seriously. If you feel that you’re on your own, it becomes easier to not take responsibilities for things you don’t think are in your control. When people know that their government takes their rights seriously, they also start taking the responsibility in being able to keep enjoying that right.
In regards to the social responsibilities I’ve chosen to help give future generations the same privilege of enjoying these responsibilities within our societies, they all relate to one thing, my desire and conviction to help others. Of course, I know that I personally cannot help everyone at once with their needs and some people even wouldn’t want my help for x reasons. In the past, I need to confess that I did seek or took the challenge of helping someone who either needed help but didn’t want to be helped, or wanted help but didn’t want to do the effort themselves to improve their situation. Both situations are exhausting and 9 out of 10 unproductive and yields (almost) no results. Nowadays, since having adopted the 5P-Formula in my life, when in such a situation I tell the person my honesty in why I cannot help and if I know someone in my network who’s either specialized and/or have the expertise to help in such cases (if they have been able to deal with my honesty), I facilitate a meeting between the parties.
I’m single and people ask me if I’m not planning on getting my own family. I understand this question because there is no future generation to hand over the responsibilities of safekeeping this planet if we ourselves don’t create and raise the next generations. The answer to this question I give is always simple, but in this blog I want to expand it further. Because the simple answer is that since I became a sperm donor in 2009, I did it among other for not to worry about the “biological act of creation” anymore and so that I get room in my life to be able to completely focus on my career and the things in society I wanted to see become better. For full disclosure, I am not against marriage, nor I am saying that I won’t ever get married or raise my biological children myself. I am only saying for that to happen things would need to fit in my plans. Also, in regards to marriage, people might think that I am saying this out of self interests, but I want to get married when every adult can marry with whomever they want, so if 3 or more adults wants to form a household and make it a married household, that should be 100% legal.
Especially when you take our climate challenges into account, making it easier for multiple adults to share a household and even making it easier for multiple adults to raise kids while taking shared parenting needs to be higher on the priority list for governments to facilitate in their countries. If you look for example at the Netherlands, there’s a growing number of one-person households heating whole apartments and houses where 2 or more people could comfortably live. Also economically speaking, buying groceries and household items in bulk is more affordable and many times more environmentally friendly because you’re getting less (plastic) packaging for more items in house.
To not digress from my main point, I see it as a great danger to our western civilization if our current crony-capitalistic system stays being the status quo. Growing up and even coming to study to the Netherlands I was under the impression that I would contribute in changing our system being active as a politician, starting maybe as a public servant. Realizing that I can still contribute on helping the public sector from the outside, while I can have more effect in helping to change the private sector from the inside, made me become a management consultant and social consultant/activist. The work I’m doing with Tiiendemanns Group is merely an extension and addition to what I started with T.C.P.A. Consultancy.
Only, with Tiiendemanns Group I can kill two birds with one stone; change the current capitalistic system while helping to solve our climate problem by tackling social causes in a social-capitalistic way. The latter means in our case that we’ve monetized helping people based on a freemium-businessmodel connected to a corporate profit scheme that is structurally permanently linked to giving significant amounts back to the communities.
The hypothesis is simple, once people realize that they can get same product X, maybe paying for a bit more using our service, but they can afterwards see and experience for themselves what the proceeds of their purchase have contributed to in their neighborhood or other parts of their country, conscious consumers will always choose for shopping at a place where they can also be proud of saying they’ve shopped there. I couldn’t be proud of saying that I bought something from certain companies not worth being mentioned now, so I won’t even dirty my conscious by buying on (e-commerce / social-media-marketplace) platforms even if through google searches I see they offer the lowest prices. I mention Google here, even though in essence they could be seen as (indirect) competitor of the service we’re building. I believe in SDG #17, and that (strategic) partnerships are the present and future, so Google will only become our competitor if they choose to see us as one.
Same with the current capitalistic system, there is a fundamental problem with the current non-profit sector. The non-profit sector is in essence primarily money focused and secondarily focused on helping to solve their (charitable) causes. The reason for this is simple because for most (charitable) causes, without money/funds there is not much you can do. A great example of a non-profit not needing to worry about capital who already showed success in helping to solve their (charitable) causes is the Melinda and Bill Gates Foundation.
I designed Tiiendemanns Group to become a profitable business that creates perpetual liquidity for our charitable organizations, who in turn don’t need to worry about finances and they can fully focus on their charitable goals. I’m 35 years old, I don’t plan on going with pension, but I also don’t expect to need so much time to make Tiiendemanns Group start tackling it’s charitable goals.
More Wild Animals Foundation is the non-proﬁt organization tasked to help turn the tide of the ongoing mass extinction of all types of species with natural ecosystems restorations (1), including re-development or natural restoration of abandoned (precious metals) mines (2) and bringing awareness to the public about our destructive human activities and educating people on how to better co-exist with nature (3).
Connecting Foundation is the non-proﬁt organization tasked by Tiiendemanns Group to help combat homelessness (1) and help children put for adoption get a loving upbringing where they get the same chances of success in life as any other children (2), and help other charities with motivating the public and facilitating the onboarding of volunteers to help with their causes (3).
I am writing this so you can keep me accountable to my words; if by the end of 2030 Tiiendemanns Group hasn’t at least already given a 9-figure donation to our charitable organizations, I will feel like I’ve failed. So by 2030, I fully expect More Wild Animals Foundation and Connecting Foundation to be fully operational and have already successfully executed their first charitable (communal) projects.
If you think you can help, please don’t be afraid to get in contact with me, all help is welcome! Follow my socials or connect with me on there (Twitter @AlvinLeito or LinkedIn @AlvinLeito) if you just want to keep updated on this journey!
Today (at the time of writing) was a very weird day for me, so there is no better day than today to write what the fuck is happening to me and my companies. At the beginning of the year I met someone whom I immediately fallen (entrepreneurially speaking) in love with this person. In the social media posts I wrote on LinkedIn and Twitter to announce the occasion of her having joined the team, I already explained my experience of this journey.
The short story relevant for this blog is that it took a while before Manjinder (the first co-founder for this story) and I welcomed her on the team and before she joined we welcomed another lady whom I immediately felt homely with her. I am the oldest child of two brothers and even for my father and mother I grew from a young age having taken the parental role in the family, so I appreciated having someone like a big sister that I could entrust to join our team.
After the first lady I met beginning of the year joined the team, not long afterwards a gentleman, who same as the second lady who joined the team, also reacted on the LinkedIn co-founder’s job post I posted beginning of the year, joined the team and became the 4th (official) co-founder of Tiiendemanns Group. In between him joining to a couple of weeks ago we even briefly welcomed another person to the team, but eventually we couldn’t work a working arrangement out wherein everyone was pleased with the conditions. On LinkedIn and Twitter I only alluded to this, but because the deal wasn’t fully finalized there was not much other I could say about this.
Seriously speaking there is also not much other I can say and express my opinion on what caused what happened today. What I can do is give an overview of what the major business events were for Tiiendemanns Group. Since the last two co-founders joined the team the recap of what has changed and (a few of) the compromises I eventually needed to go make for them to stay on the team are (tried putting them in chronological order, but don’t hold me to that);
1. Pause working on PreciousChips until we finish putting Viisiit. on the market
2. Limiting the amounts of postings directly relating to the company (or its operations) on social media until we got on the same page
3. Agreed to not make the products and services social-capitalistic ventures (in their public messages or part of its operations), they stay pure capitalistic beholden to ESG-principles, only the mother-holding company becomes pure social-capitalistic, with 100% of the profits of the mother-holding company (for at least 15 years = new statutory rule) go to Tiiendemanns Groups’s (TG) charitable causes, and the profits after those 15 years going to the charities cannot go any lower than 51% for as long as their statutory missions haven’t been achieved
4. Agreed to give all founding team members and outside investors the opportunity to invest and obtain directly shares in both the Viisiit. and PreciousChips ventures
5. Agreed to make less profit from both the ventures of Viisiit. and PreciousChips go to charities so that the founding team members and investors can personally financially profit more in the short/medium term, instead of mostly only in the medium/long term as per the original plan (latter especially the case for founding team members) from their (time, efforts and money) investments
6 Agreed to take the 5P-Formula full out of the external communication from (the lower layers of the companies within) TG
7. Agreed to lower my super majority vote on the (management) boards to a significant controlling vote on the (management) boards
8. Agreed to lower my supra majority vote in the shareholders meetings to a slight significant controlling vote in the shareholders meetings
9. Limited my activities of talking to potential investors or new potential team members until we got on the same page
10. To level the governance structure more, agreed to not take the Chairperson role and divide the end-responsibility of this role between all founding (non-executive) board members, and the board decides in the future when to create the office of the Chairperson
11. Agreed to also not take the role and end-responsibilities of the President anymore in the lower layers of the company and divide the (end-)responsibilities of this role between the ones in Layer 2 and the first Layer 3 ventures and the board decides in the future when to create the office of the President for those layers
12. Agreed to modify the (go-to-market) business model of Viisiit.
13. Agreed to increase the initial share ownership in the companies and shorten the vesting and cool-off periods for the founding team members
There are more points that could be added to this list, the take away is that we’ve actually came very far, even signed a founder’s agreement, but unfortunately (subjective) things said and done in the past between all parties can’t be either forgiven or shaken away entirely for us to properly function as a healthy, productive team. It does not please me at all to need to tell you that between me and the co-founders, we’ve reached a spot where the working environment we created became unworkable for us to continue working together. As far as concerning Manjinder, this wild rollercoaster ride left him wanting to now focus only on his family and to conserve energy to build his own tailor-made suit business. So by the time I post this blog it would also mean that we’ve signed a dissolution agreement to part ways and I’ll be taking over for the time being the management and execution of this project again.
Needs to be said that I deeply appreciate their efforts and trust that the new co-founders put in Manjinder and me for at least trying to work things out as co-founders, even if so short lived, so I don’t feel the need to go explain much more in-depth about what happened. On the other hand, I am in essence an open book, so if they ever feel the need to explain their reasonings for deciding to leave the team I don’t have any objection to that if they want to. Of course, the “legalese” here is that I retain the right to defend myself in person and public to any (wrongful) accusations and allegations done by anyone, including my mother, father and younger brother, so I cannot exclude (ex)co-founders.
When I started with the idea of Tiiendemanns Group, one of the main goals I had is to build a company that I can leave to the world for present and future generations to benefit from it, wherein literally a significant portion of the global population is able to get ownership in the company. To do this I trusted my 5P-Formula and went against conventional practices and dared to look for strangers with different (cultural, socio-economic, educational, etc) backgrounds to join the founding team strengthening us with their skills and experiences. I won’t quit this goal, but unfortunately at this moment I cannot also give the good anecdote that it’s more effective to preserve time. On the other hand I also cannot definitively say that it is not better than starting this project working with people you already have a close relationship with, like you’d have with family or your good friends. One thing I can say is that this journey so far has been an extremely insightful, interesting and definitely more fun than not, even if sometimes extremely frustrating.
In the end, I do believe it’s more beneficial on the long term for a company to have a diverse team, and what I’ve learned is that seeking diversity for the sake of diversity doesn’t help. Especially for founding team members there needs to be more binding the team members together than only the desire to build a kick-ass company for the world. Our hard work, unfortunately for the time being continues without female representation (now only male, millennial & LGBTQ representation, again) on the board, which is something I hope to be able to announce soon enough again that we welcomed at least new qualified female co-founders to the team!
In regards to the thirteen points mentioned above, I’m only modifying parts of the business wherein I e.g. needed to compromise and accept less money going to charities. Not at the same level as I started with, yet at least a few percentages higher to feel fully confident again that this company can work to get enough resources for itself to help solve the great societal and environmental challenges we’re facing in the world. Overall I’m keeping most of the changes and these changes have made the company structure at least much more financially worthwhile in the short term already for investors, which should make the acquisition round go smoother going forwards.
Lastly, the title of this blog comes from a motivational quote I found on Reddit. When I read this, we just had “the last big fight in the team” and it made me realize that I am not in control of the expectations people have of me. Just to give you an example, at the beginning of this blog I consciously used a “curse word” because since I made the 5P-Formula public, I’ve been battling the expectation people have of me that I must now be acting like a saint or that I believe that I’m a perfect human being. People, I only know through experience that being always honest gives you an advantage over people who starts a relationship lying, deceiving, hustling or e.g. “faking till they make it”, being always honest (please read this as: giving always your subjective honesty) does not make you infallible or stop experiencing emotions.
What happens now? In life and so also now in this case, when four doors closes, other doors and bridges opens, follow the socials to stay informed!
The journey continues...
Recently I’ve lost something that many would now consider of having a priceless value, 1000’s* of hours of work “digitalizing “ the 1001 Year Plan and my archive of the interesting, useful tips and ideas gathered since I bought this iPad I’m using to type this blog. This loss was because of an utterly dumb move on my part by deleting an app that wasn’t responding with the intention of installing it backup, which was also the app that was storing all these documents, while knowing that there was no back-up and most documents couldn’t so weren’t being automatically saved on iCloud.
I’m not gonna put the name of the app, because even though it was malfunctioning, there is a chance that if I didn’t delete it it could’ve somehow resetted itself and I still would’ve had all my documents today. But, you also won’t hear me promoting this app because that you can loose all your files in 2021 without a warning beforehand doesn’t give me much trust that something like this somehow can’t happen again with their app. So a reminder for anyone that needs it is thus, make regular back-ups of your important files and if possible, combine that with more cloud usage too.
The only reason why I’m not freaking out for what happened is because of the important files I digitalized for the 1001 Year Plan, all were created first using pen and paper and those “offline” files I still have. Also, the most crucial documents I fortunately shared with my team members so we still have copies of those. More importantly, best that it happened now, while we’re still not fully operational than when we’re already fully operational because now we can take extra measures within our team that prevents such events from ever being able to happen again.
In life most memorable events that we internalize are when we loose something or someone. Even during life’s great memorable events like e.g. anniversary and wedding parties, a lot that will afterwards be discussed are the bad things that happened there, or another way of putting it is when a good moment was lost. Such events can create moments in life where many people go to reevaluate the situation they’re in, the person they are or who they have become, the people they interact with, etc.. When you think about this, you’ll realize that such deep reevaluation moments rarely come when things are going good, because when you feel that things are going good you’re just chasing the next score or just living to keep the status quo.
You can say that I’m writing this blog not only for it to act as a reminder to anyone who needs to check if they have a back-up of what they deem important to have, but also to act as a reminder to anyone who needs to “hear” these life truths (again);
- Losses don’t make you a loser, only the actions you take can make you a loser
- If you feel like a loser, so long you’re alive you can do something about it and remember that feelings are not always truths
- Making mistakes can never make you a loser, not accepting or lying about your mistakes always makes you a (sore) loser
Life is a continuous series of new beginnings. Even death which belongs to life is a moment of new beginning for someone. If you’re an atheist you can see the latter in a literal sense, as in, that persons body started a new process of decomposition and (most people) will eventually fully disintegrate again into the natural world. If you’re religious or spiritual, death means the beginning of the reunification with the universal energy, where some religions and spiritual people believe the reunification of the universal energy means a new opportunity to enter the natural world again with a new mission of existence.
I want to end this blog with a personal question to you: are you a person that fills your life with the memories of your losses, or are you a person that lives life enriching yourself with the lessons of the opportunities given with the new beginnings?
P.s: I’ve put a link to the Tiiendemanns Group page hereunder for the people who want to get more information about the 1001 Year Plan!
*In the first version of this blog I wrote 100’s of hours, only if you take all the work that went into creating the documents that I’ve lost, it’s fairer to say 1000’s of hours than 100’s of hours, even though there are 100’s of hours in 1000’s of hours.
Seeing how the word “great” has been completely raped from its original context by groups of people that only wanted to enrich themselves, not only on the backs of the majority of the people in the world, but also by destroying our planet and making much more plants and animals that we are sharing this planet with go extinct.
For this I want to give another perspective on the meaning of greatness, and more especially what it practically would mean for every human being, animal and plant species to experience greatness for all on this planet.
For most parts in the world we can feel that there is only 24 hours in a day, as biological beings we need to sleep to not destroy and/or repair our bodies, and only a finite amount of people that can create greatness in the world on any given day.
One needs to actively choose for greatness, accept that what in essence is greatness is always subjective on an individual level, and collectively we will know when we have achieved greatness, as then there cannot be any denial.
With honesty you conquer your fears, with resilience you can overcome all obstacles and together we can achieve greatness that generations to come will get to experience and pass on to the next generations living all on a healthy, hospitable, regenerative and (bio)diverse planet.
Achieving greatness is an all or nothing game, can’t have it any other way.
Just like with Peace and Prosperity for all, going for greatness for all is a choice that we collectively haven’t made yet, and without Peace and Prosperity for all it will never be achieved.
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The state of our planet: Samuel Paty, capitalistic peace treaties and the finding of too many very scary coincidences of the 45th President of the USA in the bible
Last weeks I’ve taken a break from posting and became a lurker for the time being again on social-media to have full concentration again on the startup we’re founding. Because of COVID-19 we needed to go back to the drawing board, not to change the concepts, but to work out a new operational strategy during and post-COVID-19. The other reason is because as I’ve written in this earlier blog before (https://www.tcpaconsultancy.com/blog/fundamental-human-right) about the importance of voting, I’m now scared shitless (pardon the French) that we’re seeing 2016 unfolding before our eyes again and if I start talking about this on social media it will go frustrate and consume me too much.
I would want to talk about what Joe Biden and his team are proposing to go do, but on social media it now looks to me, generally speaking, that people are only interested in talking either negatively or positively about Trump and the real down-to-earth awesomeness of Joseph (Joe) R. Biden gets too little highlighted. This latter thing about Biden is something that I myself in the past was skeptical about seeing the posts I was reading about how things went with Hunter in Ukraine, but he explained it and I believe him. No human is without flaws, and unlike Trump, Biden is honest enough to admit to that. Besides that, what he and Jill has, you can see from a mile away that it is a pure relationship. I also even admit that in a debate Bernie Sanders probably wouldn’t have been able to contain his disgust and contempt for the character that became Trump as presidential as Biden did, and that might’ve given Trump a win in the first debate.
As I believe that we’re in a 2016 situation again and come November 4th it will be Donald Trump “crowned” President again as he wishes too (even though he’s now saying the opposite at rallies), I couldn’t be able to live with myself if I don’t share what I found of him a few weeks ago now in this blog and on social media, and come November 4th he indeed wins. Doing this also is doing exactly the opposite of what I said in the second paragraph, but I believe that I’ve found the reason why even I found this man interesting enough to even follow on social media’s and read and see a lot of materials of him. I came to the conclusion that if I only after he wins decide to go show you this information, it will make this information totally worthless.
Seeing we’re so close to the election, if I can even help one US citizen understand the implication of them not going to vote for Biden, this blog will be worth it. Most importantly, if he wins, this blogs stays important for the implications of that fact. I don’t see how anybody can change this view that I have, as I absolutely believe that if Trump indeed wins again, the world needs to go on a literal red alert for at least the coming decade, if not decades to come. Not only for the state of our planet and the other species co-existing with us, but for our own lives and the future of the next generations to come. Writing this I need to think of Katie Patrick, and I so wish that I don’t need to write these “doom words”, but I literally cannot go look myself in the mirror having read what I’ve read and not share this and 45 keeps his power.
In the previous blog that I linked here above, I wrote that “pointing fingers, throwing blame around doesn’t help anyone, and more importantly doesn’t help our planet, it only polarizes people in a time where we should be uniting.” and I wrote then that I also believe that someone like Trump can still change his ways, when he gets confronted with a reality where people stand up to him in large numbers. One thing needs to be absolutely clear is that I don’t believe that we need to have the patience with Trump for him to change his ways, as that is just playing with our own future and the future of generations to come.
2020 has been an unprecedented year with things happening all over the world that literally no human could have guessed everything that has happened already. I took a break from posting on social media after Trump allegedly got COVID-19, and then you could see how he turned the whole narrative around with the help of his followers even in Europe where there’s a significant group of people also not taking COVID-19 serious. Getting a positive diagnosis, getting very ill to needing to go to hospital and then better than ever in about 3 days (and recently Trump even boasted that his younger son got COVID-19 and became healthy again in 15 minutes), all just conveniently right after a debate where he knew he went too far with his macho “powerful” persona (see 2nd/last debate for the change in 45’s demeanor if you don’t believe me) and after news started breaking of Melania’s conversations? The same people that believe that this was a coincidence, that there’s no coverup here, that if indeed they had COVID-19, that nobody knew before that first debate with Biden, are the same people that believe that the first goal of Diego Maradona in 1986 was a legit goal.
What is sickening me is that you’re actually seeing people even in Europe trying to help him by also actively seeking to get COVID-19 by organizing these COVID-19 “unprotected” events, protests and parties. You even heard Trump in the last debate, as one of the first things he said was how Europe is not doing that much better than them in regards to fighting the virus to get it out of our societies. The comparison to the common flu in general has only increased since Trump got it, and I think that was also the intended plan, and they’re thus succeeding. The people in Trump’s team don’t care that this virus spreads more quickly than the common flu, causes more people needing to go to the hospital and in intensive care units, and they certainly don’t care that more people stay with complications for a much longer time after they’ve became sick from it. The mantra is “it’s the economy, stupid” and life can be sacrificed for the “great economy”, and I am writing this because as you can see from the first screenshot under this blog, with 65% voter turn-out Trump can win this election.
The reason he can still win is not only because he has unprecedented fierce support for a candidate in an election from a group of people who think among other that they are the ones who may decide who can live or die on the streets, but also because the GOP has been working for a long time on gerrymandering and voter suppression measures, while taking advantage of the electoral college and the disbalans of representative oversight in Congress in comparison with the US population, and Trump has clearly found loyal allies in that group. As I see it they’re already prepping Ted Cruz to become Trump’s family’s “Medvedev” and for Jr or Ivanka to take the Trump political dynasty further. There’s rumors already that son-in-law is actively working on starting their new right-wing conservative media empire.
In between the start of my (short) break of being active on social media (FYI: you can still reach me on my phone for quicker responses) and writing this, we experienced big countries bullying and setting smaller countries and their citizens against each other to fight and kill each other, for what? National pride? We experienced someone being beheaded for teaching students over free speech, and peace-treaties being signed in exchange for solely monetary/economical gains with no respect for the lives of the other human beings living in that region. There are, of course more things that happened, but in this blog I want to shortly discuss these latter two points, and end this blog discussing why if you read the bible you can find at least 31 “coincidences” with Donald Trump and the person in the bible that they described would be the antichrist and be the mark for the end of times.
Starting with the cruel murder of Samuel Paty. The difficult part is recognizing that the killer cowardly exercised his own right of free speech by deciding that he had the right to defend the honor of his prophet. In this situation only the people involved all became victims, because the murderer of mr. Paty also got killed, giving the police officers something that they will have to live with their whole lives onwards. While the cowards that pushed the killer of Samuel to go do such a horrendous act are still walking freely believing that they are the heroes that stood for Mohammad? The assassin of our brother Samuel is another victim too of grown ups manipulating young adults minds for their own ego’s. That act has absolutely nothing to do with Islam, because such an act even go against the own true teachings of their prophet. Muhammad himself said (paraphrasing here) that Jesus was not above him and he was not above Jesus and he was only teaching his version of what he understood was the teachings he was receiving from Allah. Just like the Catholics did and created absolutisms in Jesus’ words, the Moslims did with the words of Muhammad, the scary thing is that this is something you now also even see in Trumps’ followers, like he is someone that never makes a mistake and never has to agree to ever have committed a mistake because his actions and intuition are always right.
As I explained (at least tried to) in my previous blog (https://www.tcpaconsultancy.com/blog/life-formula), I believe the entity people call Allah/God/Jehova/J*HW* is literally in everything, even ourselves and our thinking, and is the energy uniting us all, all inanimate and animate particles, objects and beings in the universe. As our being has been created through chaos, life for us all can only per definition start as chaotic, and I believe that through tapping into ourselves and uniting forces we can overcome this chaos and create balance between ourselves and our planet. There are groups of people that thrive using chaos and they don’t know any better how to live without it. The drama, the emotions felt, the feeling of being able to live rent free in peoples heads, that is a primal feeling, which is an obsession to belonging in that chaos phase. When this feeling goes extreme in people, this same primal emotions makes people feel for example that they are the ones that need to protect the integrity of someone they consider being their prophet. They for example don’t see the irony in this, that they are actually saying that their prophet is someone that can be made impure by someone who does not believe in him.
The dilemma I see with what happened to Samuel Paty is that, directly arguing with logic to the people who believe such a thing is in most cases pointless, especially when there’s no trust between the people discussing this, while on the other hand, in a total democracy these people also have the right to believe this, only of course it can never result to someone deciding to act on this believe they have. In Western societies the only way I see at the moment how one could solve this problem is by actively promoting engagement between the different cultures living now together and topics like these shouldn’t only be discussed in class rooms. These are things that need to be discussed on talk shows, on the radio, in synagogues, churches and mosques Not only when these things happen, but as regular topics. It doesn’t even need to be discussed or mentioned every time in a serious setting, as for example more social activistic artists could get the chance to talk about their artworks instead of filling airspace with who got engaged and who’s in a fight with who again. If the killer of Samuel Paty started seeing Samuel as another brother of his who just has a totally different way of having Allah in his life (even if Samuel himself didn’t believe in Allah), he never could’ve been pushed to go over the edge like that with the anger he was feeling.
The thing is that, there are still many groups of people, from white supremacist, to religious zealots, to even black supremacists who think that “their genes or culture” are superior than everyone else who is different than them. As I said before, I believe that there is no point in pointing fingers and throwing blame, because of the primal nature of people being in a state of not daring to trust in the inherent goodness that exists in other people and cultures that are different from themselves. In every culture there are bad things and in every culture there are good things, and leaders in old times used this fact for their own personal advantage. As societies matured and we entered the modern times, and we started having ways of communicating cross-cultures through books, with later radio and tv it became for leaders more difficult to create enemies from outside groups.
This brings me to the second point that I wanted to discuss, which is the “peace treaties” being closed by primarily the US and Israel. Even though it has become more difficult for leaders to point to enemies causing most of the troubles for their countries, some historical conflicts are still being passed down through generations and political leaders are still profiting from these conflicts. The modern media and internet gave individuals the freedom to go find out anything they want, but it also gave governments the ability to regulate the stream of information being shown to the mass more efficiently. In societies with a high degree of democratic principles, transparency and oversight, this ability for governments is a blessing for their societies. In countries where governments benefit from having inside and outside enemies the blessings can only be seen for the people controlling the governments, the media and e.g. internet companies.
So as things seem, these so called peace treaties are clearly propaganda to help a man keep the power he got from the minority of his citizens and I’m sure in their respective countries they are receiving great image boosts for these things. The only problem is that these peace treaties are not made valuing the dignity of all human lives, so as soon as one of the parties don’t keep their word or the money runs out, it would be back to trying to kill the enemy.
This now brings me to the third main reason why I am writing this blog and that is because I really feel that as a global society we are standing at a crossroad where we are choosing between living as a collective in a global society where unconditional respect and the truth is valued as being the only thing separating us from the other species of animals, or that we as a collective choose that as a global society hustling, lying and winning at all costs is the only way of living as we cannot separate ourselves from our primal feelings. The screenshot you saw before this blog comes from an article written by Benjamin L. Corey, where after reading my first instinct was that I need to share this on my social media channels, then came the doubt to do it because then I’ll be needing to share a “complot theory” again of Trump because I don’t believe that all the coincidences Benjamin found of him are just coincidences, and that Trump not only already knows this, but he has been working for decades to create more coincidences to the antichrist himself.
Benjamin calls himself an author, speaker, scholar and global traveler, studied Theology & Intercultural studies and received a doctorate from Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary who wrote an article called: “Could American Evangelicals spot the antichrist? Here are the biblical predictions”. In this article Benjamin gave 31 predictions (if I counted correctly) about the antichrist written in the bible that coincidentally or not, can be directly linked to things that Donald Trump is actively doing or has actively done, or circumstances that happened that fit situations given in the bible.
I don’t need convincing of the existence of God, but I also know that what’s written in the bible are teachings, anecdotes and mystical and mythical stories written by our elders. I also totally believe that the composition of the words in there are fully heavenly inspired with the intention to make us become much better people not only to ourselves, but also to each other and become true shepherds of this planet and explorers of the universe. These warnings of what the antichrist looks like, is not to say that there is one satan that will come and destroy us. It’s written to warn us that in essence in every one of us hides the potential to become the embodiment of the concept of the antichrist when we let ourselves be consumed by ourselves, like Donald Trump, undeniably knows no better, and there will come a time in our global society where we need to realize that we’ve given power to a man that can destroy this planet. I’m absolutely positive that God’s warning means that it is in our collective hands to turn the tides of destruction around, and that we still have a fighting chance and can overcome this. What I am also positive is that, after we’ve overcome this, future generations will still need to be vigilant of creating the perfect conditions for such a dangerous character to come to power.
A man born with the character and ambitions to conquer the world is nothing new, and throughout history we’ve seen a lot of, particularly men like him, try to advance their own interests and their families interests while rallying behind the support of their followers. If they also had so many “coincidences” with the antichrist as described in the bible, I don’t know. What I thus do know is that I don’t believe that Trump is The Antichrist, only that he’s the modern antichrist , because eventually there’s going to be more like him in the future. In this way I agree with Emmanuel Kant in that we humans will live for millions and millions of years still to come. The only challenge in this future of ours is, on what type of planet will the next man that resembles the antichrist so much stand up, again? More importantly is the question, will that future generation also defeat the ugliness and come out stronger together? Will we?
I refuse to believe that we will collectively let this planet get destroyed with the help of this man, where future generations won’t have a green planet filled with so many different species anymore. As I said here above, there are now “peace-treaties” being forged where you can see and smell from afar the cash being passed under tables just to get this man elected again. There’s a “fake friendly-ness”-bubble being created by men who love money and power so much, and they are actually playing the game so well, that by following these people we’re gambling away a better future on this planet for us and for the next generations.
Writing this I realized that even I am directly complicit of for example following Trump. I’ve tweeted this before, but if I was an US citizen, in 2016 I would’ve voted for Trump and not for Hillary. I am also at the time of writing still following Trump on Twitter, something that after posting this I will change and go unfollow him. Not because I believe he is evil incarnated. I still don’t even believe that Trump himself is evil in the same way we linked evilness to the biblical satan. But I do believe that he is one of the “antichrists” in the history of humanity that God warned us about, simply because he’s the embodiment of our humanly greed that found himself being able to manifest himself at the right place, in the right time and he saw his chance and he took it. I thus believe that God warned us that we will destroy ourselves when we follow his way of life and being, as his followers have already been doing and treating other people the same way as he does. Just to be perfectly clear, Trump as President already committed a war crime by killing a general of another country they classified as a terrorist that was plotting something against the US, without ever giving any evidence to back this up. All the while, publicly boasting that this was a better kill than Bin Laden, so this action was just to “one up’ his predecessor, again. They call his leadership style authoritative and in some right-wing circles accepting and encouraging even the authoritarian label, and it scares me to say this, but at the moment there is not much that the world can do, as our faith lies in the hands of the American voters.
Donald Trump has no principle other than he and his family comes first, afterwards the people that are loyal to them, and no one else needs to win in this life, even if that would mean burning half of his country away to achieve this. I uploaded that first video of Trump answering the question of what his favorite bible verse is, because I believe him that he knows the bible well and that it’s his favorite book. I believe he knows the bible so well, that some, if not a significant portion of the coincidences that Benjamin Corey found, are not coincidences, but conscious acts by Trump to make it seem like he fits the mold of the antichrist.
Because the thing with Trump is that he doesn’t lie every time, and sometimes he tells the truth on things politicians before him wouldn’t necessarily do. What he also perfectly orchestrated is the believe that he always speaks what’s on his mind. He lies a lot and every time he is lying he is not speaking his mind. You are also a fool to believe that he is the one tweeting everything and/or was the one that came with the idea to tweet everything he tweeted before, but his followers still use his tweeting as a measure of “speaking his mind” and be able to directly connect with him. He also dodges a lot of questions and tries to take people as fools by not giving them straight answers, and that is definitely not speaking his mind! The second to last video I uploaded under this blog is of the last debate between Biden and Trump, because there was a moment where you can see when Trump decided to go lie about Biden of something he himself was accused in the media of doing (receiving money from another country). The moment happened @ 48:40 after Biden said that (Russia) “they know I know them and they know me”. You can see the tiny smirk Donald got when he thought of throwing the “but you got $ 3.5 million from Russia”.
Having said all of this, knowing Trump, there is now, especially during the election, nothing greater that he would have wanted than to have such an article as the one of Benjamin become another story that the mainstream media will use to talk about him, so that he can totally deny this and has something to show to his followers how they want to literally demonize him. The thing is that Trump besides Republican, he also calls himself a libertarian, and as such he believes that “a man needs to be free to create his own laws and neighbors be damned”. It’s only convenient for him to say he believes in God, but when you take a look at what he does, he could also very well be a member of the satanist organization, as those are people who only uses the image of their “deity” and they don’t really believe themselves their “deity” exist, but it’s to only advance their own personal agenda. I still decided to share this article because I believe people have the right to know the truth of these “coincidences’” and decide for themselves if they want to keep following this person, or not.
Now if you ask me, did everyone that voted for Trump in 2016 (including me that would’ve voted for him), are we wrong to have done that? My only answer to that is that it is only wrong if he wins again, because that would mean that enough people are actually selfish enough to risk destroying the global society we have build during these centuries together all for the interests of a relatively small group of people. Having truth in politics before Trump was not something highly valued by politicians, and this counts for democratic political families like the Clintons’, as well as republican political dynasties such as the Bushes’. This created the seeds for a character as Trump to take power, as something needed to happen to shake people up, so that today we can have an experienced presidential candidate like Biden, who I saw become an even more thoughtful person who values both the worth of his words and actions, and who is ready to tackle the global problems we’re facing united, not as a leader of the US acting as a tyrannical bully and unreliable partner.
The bible alludes to what can happen if the antichrist gets his ways, but it doesn’t concretely say that the antichrist will be successful in destroying the planet. God has only warned us of the possibility that as a collective we will let someone like Trump become powerful. The reason why I believe that the bible doesn’t clearly say what happens when (one of) the embodiment of the antichrist comes to power, is because what happens next is really in our hands. For the coming week what happens is in the hands of the citizens of the United States, but even if 45 succeeds to keep his power, thanks to the work of Benjamin we have been warned and it will be up to everyone with a clear conscious and love for our planet to don’t play his games anymore. The reality is that he might stay as the President, but he doesn’t need to dictate our agenda’s anymore. If Trump remains in power the rest of the world will need to accept that they cannot trust the eventual deals made with this man and that we need to work on saving the planet without the help of the United Stated of America.
Link to article: could american evangelicals spot the antichrist - heres the biblical predictions. From Benjamin L. Corey
More of the “coincidences” that Benjamin L. Corey found between the person described in the bible as the antichrist and Donald Trump