A couple of days ago I had a conversation with someone that wants to start a vegan restaurant, but wants to be (financially) ready before starting with at least the preparations. To which I said to said family member that you will never feel like you are 100% ready to start with a business and for most people it will be the case that they can never achieve the financial readiness to start a or the business that they believe is needed on the market. Starting with networking to meet people in the area/industry you want to enter and increasing your own knowledge that you need to go do what you are planning to go do, is more important than you yourself are 100% financial ready.
If banks or other financial institutions don’t want to help you and you need to find the help with private / governmental partners, then maybe you might need to be ready to change your plans and/or make more (financial) offers in the short/medium term, but starting and turning that revenue faucet on will attract those same banks and financial institutions that rejected you before, but then you’ll have the better bargaining position.
These are fundamental business lessons that I didn’t know when I started and took me some years to figure it out, because most business people don’t like to show their vulnerabilities. I personally am not afraid to show mine, because yes competitors can (try) to take advantage of that, but I strongly believe that in the end the help you will get from others negates this possible risk.
With the end of the year holiday season starting and people are starting to get bombarded with holiday ads to buy presents for themselves and/or others, remember honesty is the best present you can give another human being. If you need to save money for your business and you know someone is expecting a (costly) present from you, tell them the honest truth on why that can’t happen. Even if they are a child, but with a child you can give them a (for them amazing) experience playing and/or with a simple outdoor experience without it needing to cost any money, grown ups should be able to understand that real life doesn’t always give what our brains want.
So, always remember, even (in the future) when you get the chance to speak to a Viisiiter (to get your ViisiitCoin or other promotional rewards), you need to only say yes to buying a product because you really think you need or want it, or because you want to buy it as a gift to another person, because you think they want or need it AND you can afford it. If you can’t afford it you can honestly tell the Viisiiter that or you can just say no or pass!
As cheesy as it may sound to wish you a happy and fulfilling holiday season, not only for myself, but I’m saying this also for both T.C.P.A. Consultancy and the whole team of Tiiendemanns Group and Tiiendemanns Intellectualis Proprietas B.V., I do wish on behalf of all of us that you can start your 2019 with the energy to end it even better than you did when it started!
P.S: For the three nice ladies I met yesterday evening at the @Lisk event in The Hague, and to especially the one that asked me why I gave her a sticker of Viisiit., without having a website where she could read about the services of Viisiit., thank you and you all inspired me to go make a separate Viisiit. website page here under the one of T.C.P.A. Consultancy. We didn’t exchange contact information, but hope this reaches you because after today or tomorrow you can go to https://www.viisiit.eu or https://www.Viisiit.com and read about the services of Viisiit.!
Photo: Artist unknown.
The pre-private sale of the ViisiitCoin already started about 5 1/2 hours ago, so the whitepaper already had to be published. As it was better to give you a complete and well written whitepaper, instead of one finished on time, but incomplete and filled with mistakes, the choice was made to publish the whitepaper later. But even though, I’m saying it myself now, it’s well worth the delay.
For the people that already read the last version of the whitepaper Chris and I wrote, don’t expect to read the same story when you start with this one. Eventhough both whitepapers talk about the same blockchain, they explain the plan in two very distinct way. The first one explained the starting journey through the point of view of Viisiit. and the ViisiitCoin. This whitepaper explains the start of the journey through the point of view of the 1001 Years Plan. The plan of which both Viisiit. and the ViisiitCoin belongs to.
With full disclosure, this is version 0.9.9c and not version 1.0, because there are still a couple of people that need to give their last opinion on the document. There are graphic designers working their magic on it, as we’re speaking, to deliver the final product. So, for now it’s only pure text, with just the logo’s in the document. To not let you wait on that process, I decided to publish this version of the whitepaper in the mean time.
Edit: Because I couldn’t complete this on LinkedIn, let me mention this here:
I really need to give a very special thanks to Chris (van Maarseveen), because without him, this whitepaper would have looked totally different, and I need to admit, not necessarily for the better. He was also the one that suggested that I needed to make 2 whitepapers, one especially for the Tiiendemanns Group / the 1001 Year Plan, and one specifically for Viisiit. / ViisiitCoin. The whitepaper we started was also the one specifically for Viisiit./ViisiitCoin, but that became a +60 pages (with only words) document, because I couldn’t just mention those projects without mentioning the 1001 Year Plan, because the ViisiitCoin is intrically linked with the ViisiitCoin, through the ViisiitToken (and Viisiit.). So it was hard and I know I made Chris very frustrated with all the extra information in that document that he didn’t see the point in mentioning, but without that exercise/experience, this whitepaper we’re publishing now, couldn’t have been made.
So it was after receiving more feedback from other people that couldn’t understand and/or couldn’t go through reading not even the half of that document, I needed to evaluate the strategy of starting with a whitepaper for Viisiit. / ViisiitCoin, and realized that Chris was right, in that I also needed to make a whitepaper for the 1001 Year Plan. More importantly, I realized that that is also the whitepaper that the Tiiendemanns Group needs to start with. Because participating in the dICO/STO of the ViisiitCoin, even during the pre-private and private sale, means helping the Tiiendemanns Group, with the 1001 Year Plan out. That most of the money we raise will eventually go to Viisiit. is important, but not the most important thing to start explaining.
This would be the context of the whitepaper that you can download here under and we’re definitely curious to hear your thoughts and/or your interests in this project!
On behalf of the whole Tiiendemanns Group team,
EDIT July 16th 2019: Because I’ve already made this blog, let me keep it, but for the time being, I do need to take the whitepaper away. It was in my eyes already perfect, but most people found it too long to read and with too much new information and not entirely properly structured. Seeing that I’ve canceled the pre-private sale until further notice and the road map in here had too much details in it, with the intention to show the “ if potential”, but this too confused a lot of people, so taking the whitepapers offline, until further notice too.
Before I came up with the Peace and Prosperity-Equation, even maybe before or during ”the mirror-project” and the “advice on spirituality-project”, I thought of the concept of positive-egoism. The first person I’ve told about this was one of the (girl) room mates I had, that I’ve hung out with the most. Her reaction was immediately be careful with that, because it could come bite you in the ass. At that time, for many reasons I could understand why she would have said that, but the most important reason was that I’ve understood what I’ve meant with the concept of positive-egoism, but at that time I couldn’t explain it like I saw it.
Only of course, this realization came when the act already happened, because if I’ve recognized why she wasn’t understanding me, because her arguments weren’t logical and only based out of (general) fear, so she wasn’t convincing me and I couldn’t convince her. One of the mistake in my arguments that I’ve made then was that I’ve only compared positive-egoism with negative-egoism, thus leaving plain egoism and no egoism aside.
To start with the most simple concept “Ego(ism)”, in essence only insane, as in mentally unstable people/living beings and/or rabies infected people/living beings can be said of not having an ego and/or loose/get out of touch with their ego. So only they can call themselves pure no egotistical creatures. Every other living creature on Earth has an Ego, which it can consciously or subconsciously control. To give here an example, we humans are living creatures with conscious control of our Egos. The mere fact you can read these words, and especially if you can understand them, with/without help of translations, makes you a conscious being in control of its Ego. Other conscious beings in control of their egos that we know of are for example, dolphins/whales, elephants and (great) apes. Animals like dogs, cats, pigs, monkeys, parrots, etc.. have an ego that can be classified as being between conscious and subconscious, but cannot be called full conscious beings, as they are also driven by wild instincts and hormones that can take control of their behavior.
That hormones and wild instincts can also take control of dolphins/whales, elephants and (great) apes is also true, as is the case with human beings, albeit, we humans through inbreeding through these centuries have collectively come more to grips, through ego-realization or medication, with their hormonal and instinctive (wild) reactions. Which, especially with the latter, is something that is not necessarily best if we lose total control off. Learning to trust meteorologists instead of your own wild instincts about the weather cannot be something that can collectively cause harm, but loosing ones instinct of knowing if something is good to eat and trusting only supermarkets can cause collective harm in societies. Of course, there are people in the World that are not insane and that you can call not egotistical, but most of the time, you can also call those people naive or ignorant. So, even though no egotistical people can be (very) good people, their lesser self reliant and/or interdependent nature creates a vulnerability in the collective society if most people become non egotistical.
A positive-egotistical person, as I consider myself to be, is someone that accepted its ego and lives its life for the betterment of everyone, including themselves. This last part is important, because it’s not for the betterment of themselves and others, because in that case one creates a separation between themselves and other people. All the while, the betterment of the World means the betterment of everyone. Wanting to be the only one that does well in life, is a selfish, egotistical, unrealistic and definitely self harming way of thinking. Just as, willing to hurt others for the betterment of self, something a negative-egotistical will always chose and a plain egotistical person might choose, also is. Helping others and hurting (or hindering) yourself in the short term is for the longevity of your life better than helping yourself and hurting others short term. This counts for business, work, family, friends and life in general. Helping others and yourself, or helping yourself and not hurting others, or helping others and not hurting yourself are of course all better options than the aforementioned scenarios, but the essence of positive-egoism is that in life you are living, playing, wandering, which way you see yourself in this present life doing, with other people and your actions are never without consequences for another person. Never.
A plain egotistical person is someone I call that is a being with a conscious controlled ego, but that mostly lets their daily management be controlled by their subconscious and/or automatic pilot, governed by their innate desires, wants, needs. Now the difference between plain egoism and no egoism can be better explained, because with no egoism someone is more out of control of their ego. In spirituality, even to attain ego death, ego depletion or letting go of ones ego, starts with the identification of the ego. Listen to gurus and even the teaching of Buddhist/Buddha, even they couldn’t escape this inevitable universal truth. So, someone with no egoism is more like ego-less beings with subconscious control than plain egotistical beings.
Now, you can thus say that the difference between a negative-egotistical, plain egotistical and positive-egotistical person is both consciousnesses and motive/intention in their negative and positive behavior/acts. Negative-egotistical and plain egotistical people are less collective behavioral driven than positive-egotistical people, because their motive/intention for their behavior are driven by self interests, self pleasure and self propagation, in the broadest meaning of the word, without prioritizing or taking into account the effect on the collective and even prioritizing self betterment above harming others.
The reason I’m bullish about our collective future is because I believe that we are now getting to the point in time where there’s inherently more positive-egotistical people living on Earth than negative-egotistical, plain egotistical and no egotistical people, combined. Many people say and/or believe that a person can not change who he/she/they are, so one would then also believe that a negative-egotistical person can never become an inherently positive-egotistical person. Believing in that is not believing in the collective and not believing in the power of good. There is more to be had for everyone with doing good, than doing bad. Because doing bad can only create short term gains for the bad actors, but results in negative outcome for most and maybe all, including self in the long term. Doing good can never result in short and definitely not long term negative consequence for anyone. Even negative outcomes stemming from good intentions result in long term gains for everyone, even the ones being hurt short term.
This is not a matter of hope, believe or faith. This is a universal truth that has been explained and passed down as wisdom for ages, only not by these precise words/terminologies. If by giving this behavioral choice a name, I can help one other person find a tool to make better decisions in their lives that helps contribute to a better global society, then this positive-egotistical behavior of mine was all worth it.