Tim Ferriss and The Law of the Thinning Air

Tim Ferriss, the brilliant entrepreneur has formulated “The Law of the Thinning Air.”

  1. As one climbs a mountain, the air becomes thinner.
  2. Astronauts use oxygen tanks in space because the air so darn scarce.
  3. Most air molecules compete with each other at lower levels.
  4. At higher levels the competition gets limited.
  5. The same goes for everyday life.
  6. Competition is fierce at the mediocre levels.
  7. The world is a herd of mediocre cattle.
  8. Few strive for excellence.
  9. But if you do, you will find yourself in a stratosphere void of competition.
  10. It’s easy to become a billionaire because there is such scarcity of competition at such high levels.
  11. Be crazy good! Be crazy innovative! Be the expert at something!
  12. Figure out something to help the world than no one else does.
  13. Suddenly you find yourself alone and no one to challenge you.
  14. The whole world is opened to you.

Tim Ferriss

The Pareto Principle

80 percent of output comes from 20 percent of input.

80 percent of results comes from 20 percent of the efforts.

80 percent of company profits comes from 20 percent of the product and customers

80 percent of the work is done by 20 percent of the people

80 percent of the people complain about the 20 percent of the people who are doing 80 percent of the work for them.

Which 20 of sources are causing 80 percent my problems and unhappiness?

What 20 percent of sources are resulting in 80 percent of desired outcomes and happiness?

Identify the advertisement that is generating 80 percent of my revenue!

The Pareto Principle


Do You Have A Well Defined Future?

Hab 2:2 And the Lord gave me an answer, and said, Put the vision in writing and make it clear on stones, so that the reader may go quickly.

I am reading a book titled “The E Myth” by Michael E Gerber.

What he writes is significant.

Most people, including myself, have a poorly defined vision for their future.

Life becomes passive and complacent because of that.

Michael quotes a story about Tom Watson, the founder of IBM.

Tom was asked to speak about the phenomenal growth of IBM.

These were some of his answers.

A # “At the very beginning, I had a very clear picture of what the company would look like when it was finally done.”

B # “ Once I had the picture, I then asked myself how a company which looked like the IBM that I envisioned would have to act.

Michael goes on to state a few more questions.

The name of our ministry is Emerging, Inc.,so I applied them to us.

  1. How will Emerging look like, when it’s finally in place?
  2. Once that Emerging is in place, how will it have to act?
  3. I must fashion Emerging from this moment on according to this template.
  4. Every day I must devote myself to the development components of Emerging and not to do business.
  5. How must Emerging work now to make this future template a reality?
  6. I must have a well-defined future for Emerging and then come back to the present with the intention of changing it.
  7. I must envision Emerging in its entirety from which it will derive its parts.
  8. I must visualize Emerging as seamlessly integrated components of some larger pattern that come together to systematically produce my planned result.
  9. Each part of Emerging must be measurable and function by articulated rules and principles.

So i gave it a shot this morning.

The template for Emerging!

# 1 Write simple “ how to” booklets that will produce an effective rather than an efficient church.

# 2 Create several workable and sustainable cities of revival in the USA.

# 3 Hold seminars and conferences on:

  • Applying Biblical Church Theory to the Current Church
  • The Christian’s Identity in Christ
  • “How To” Seminars for effective ministry
  • Effective VS Efficient Church Seminars

# 4 Globally Televised Miracle Meetings

# 5 Globally Televised Seminars

# 6 Produce Millions of Dollars to Invest in The Global Church

  • How to raise venture capital?

# 7 Extensive Friendship Evangelism

# 8 Turn key products:  Make Emerging a turn key product!

What about you?


Leveraging and Time Hacking as per God!

The best leveraging of time with individual people is to relate to them strictly by the voice of God.
The best leveraging of solutions is to immediately ask God for His solution before you spend time trying to figure it out . Then apply Gods solution immediately.
The best leveraging of time in collective situations such as meetings is to systematically move the meeting by the voice of the Spirit of God. Be willing to alter or hack the meeting at a moments notice if the Spirit of God dictates. This is the key to the breakthrough, the success and the anointing.

The $10.00 Church and Entrepreneurial Shortcuts Seminar: Part 2

Now with white board teaching.

Available in South and Central Florida

Reserve one for church, business, or home.

Those who host do not pay

Best taught on Saturdays.

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

$10.00/ person/ session.

Checks or cash payable to “Jose Alvarez”

Brown bag or “fast food restaurant” lunch.

Phone: 305.299.0633

Email: citvnet@gmail.com

Web site: http://www.emergingusa.com/







The Mind / Spirit Shortcut: (HOW DOES GOD THINK?)

  •  X10 Times Thinking: Astro Teller: Google Moonshots
  • Hyper thinking vs Box Thinking: God type of thinking
  • Prototypical and Archetypical Thinking : Jesus Christ?
  • Lateral Jumping, Thinking, and Hacking Success
  • Novel Thinking: The Holy Spirit
  • Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: Dr. Joe Dispenza: Neuroscientist.


  •  The Next Generation: The danger of replicating us.
  • The river of God. The key to success
  • Spotlighting potential leaders
  • Breaking the “church tribal mentality.”
  • The church: the super connector
  • The church: the super networker
  • The church: superior hospitality
  • The church: superior giver
  • The church: The super engager
  • On the job mentors and shadow ministry
  • God’s Blueprint Leverage: The Luke 5:5 Principle
  • The Spiritual Gifts Leverage: Philemon 6
  • The Will of God Leverage: Eph 1:8 -11
  • Shorten that prayer line!
  • The city vision vs church vision
  • Three Types of Teachings Most Needed in Church.
  • Open microphone day
  • Why does so many hinges on Sundays?
  • Those within must be you special speakers.
  • Age integration vs segregation
  • Don’t compromise the non-negotiable
  • Hold church at different locations: Starbucks
  • Get rid of the Christian lingo
  • Stop the boycott battles.
  • Breaking out of Christian cultures and clicks


  •  Why Dwell In The Land of Goshen? Todd Bentley
  • The Seven Cultural Mountains: Lance Wallnau
  • Get out of church and know what it is to be a connecting human
  • Praying for revival without doing anything is a waste.
  • Ministry to church folks: chronic boredom syndrome.
  • A ghetto: Christians ministering to other Christians.
  • God is doing more outside the church than inside.
  • it’s more boring inside the church than outside
  • The church needs “market place weatherization.
  • Two hours a week to non-church market place.
  • The greatest evangelism is the plate of food.


The $10.00 Church and Entrepreneurial Shortcuts Seminar: Part 1

Now with white board teaching.
Available in South and Central Florida
Reserve one for church, business, or home.
Those who host do not pay
Best taught on Saturdays.
Time: 10 am to 4 pm
$10.00/ person/ session.
Checks or cash payable to “Jose Alvarez”
Brown bag or “fast food restaurant” lunch.
Phone: 305.299.0633
Email: citvnet@gmail.com
Web site: http://www.emergingusa.com/




1. The superhuman person: Graham Cooke: Prophet
2. The untold story: Maya Angelou: Poet
3. The future: Larry Page CEO: Google
4. Simplicity: Leonardo da Vinci: Painter
5. Break things: Mark Zuckerberg CEO: Facebook
6. Making a dent in the universe: Steve Jobs Apple
7. Failure is an option: Elon Musk: Tesla Motors
8. A Culture of failure: Jeff Bezos CEO: Amazon
9. Doing the most important thing? Mark Zuckerberg:


1. People care about what you build.
2. Carve out thinking time.
3. Ask the important questions.
4. Throw things at the wall and see what sticks.
5. Be an expert at one thing.
6. Your niche market
7. Describe your start-up projects
8. Make usable products.
9. Set your money on autopilot
10. Defining a future and goal setting
11 Product engagement and market take over
12. Keeping lists



1. Being busy; a form of laziness
2. Being overwhelmed by work.
3. Lack of time / lack of priorities.
4. Leveraging the most important commodity.
5. Bypassing knowledge for workable methods.
6. Deconstruct, Selection, Sequencing and Stakes
7. The Pareto Principle
8. Doing the opposite and doing it backwards.
9. Time consumers and time wasters
10. Produce stuff that people need, that no one else does.
11. Do the two or three most important things first.
12. Effectiveness vs Efficiency
13. The Law of the Thinning Air and Making Money


1. Creating a definite future.
2. The 10 X greater product and escape all competition.
3. Progress without planning is evolution.
4. Every start-up begins with a small market.
5. Are you starting with a big share of a small market?
5. Don’t disrupt, avoid competition.
6. Monopolization better than competition.
7. Globalizers vs Innovators
8. Start something brand new. Don’t improve the old.
9. Create breakthrough not incremental improvements?
10. Create what is of value decade later.
11 Is now the right time to start your business?
12. Do you have the right team?
13. Delivering your product.
14. Identifying opportunity that others don’t see


1. Spotting the Forming Wave
2. Hacking, Jumping, Transferring Ladders of Success
3. Simplicity
4. Big causes attract big believers, investors and capital;
5. Creating the better not just the bigger product.


My Reading List For 2014 and 2015

Well I spent my Amazon Christmas Gift Cards to buy 16 of the best business entrepreneur books out there.

Just in time for the New Year 2015.

Here it is!

The Four Steps to the Epiphany: Successful Strategies for Products that Win
Steven Gary Blank

 Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!
Robbins, Tony

So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love
Newport, Cal

How to Win Friends & Influence People
Carnegie, Dale

Napoleon Hill’s Keys to Success: The 17 Principles of Personal Achievement
Hill, Napoleon

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change
Covey, Stephen R.

Fried, Jason
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It
Gerber, Michael E.

Think and Grow Rich
Napoleon Hill

The Innovator’s Dilemma: The Revolutionary National Bestseller That Changed The Way We Do Business
Christensen, Clayton M.

 Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap,and Others Don’t
Jim Collins

As a Man Thinketh
Allen, James

Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell

MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom
Robbins, Tony

 Business Model Generation: A Handbook for Visionaries, Game Changers, and Challengers
Osterwalder, Alexander

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Duhigg, Charles

This year I’ve read.

1.    The Four Hour Work Week:  Tim Ferris (Excellent)
2.    Zero to One: Peter Thiel (Excellent)
3.    Smartcuts: Shane Snow (Average)
4.    Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: Joe Dizpensa (Excellent)

5     The Hidden Man: EW Kenyon ( Excellent)

Book I am currently reading

1.    The Lean Startup: Eric Ries (Excellent)

2     The Nature of Reality: Richard Morris

 Book I will read next:

1.    The Innovators: Walter Isaacson

2.    Prayer and Quantum Physics: Jim Berge

3.    Advance Bible Course: EW Kenyon

And of course my daily and most important book!!!

The Bible

I use four daily Bible programs

1.    The Online Bible
2.    The Interlinear Scripture Analyzer
3.    E Sword
4.    Libronix Logos


Good Leadership Requires That You Love Cow Poop!

“Success can be measured by the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have.” Tim Ferris

“Great leadership means that you don’t give a hoot about what others think of what you do as long as you as what you do is in the will of God.” Jose Alvarez

“Clarity trumps persuasion.” Anonymous

“We need less saluting and more shooting.” Dr. Lawton Smith

“Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is ‘elephant’.” Charlie Chaplin

“The world belongs to super communicators and connectors” Jose Alvarez

“If you look to a person to get from instead of giving to them, you will fail.” Jose Alvarez

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.” Mark Twain


Proverbs 14: 4 Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.

The crib is clean from cow poop, because there are no cows in it.

If you are going to use the cow to help you plow and produce, your crib will have cow poop.

God is looking for men and women who prosper in poop.

Many see the problem but few will get their hands dirty to solve it.

If we are only looking for success in our ministry and business without becoming a good leader in it, we miss God’s higher purpose.

Many say, “we need to do this and that!” Very few will ever do anything to get it done.

Solutions come through communicating, sharing, connecting, networking, praying, getting dirty in the poop, confronting, giving input, have a willingness to be wrong and learn, sacrifice time and resources, serving, vulnerability, transparency, accessibility to others, and to know people and be known by them.

Good leaders must be willing to get their hands dirty with cow poop.

Church leaders, if you want to prophesy to the poop but stay clean from it you are missing the calling

If you run away from the poop without attempting to clean it up first, you miss it.

It’s impossible to correctly judge a situation without entering into relationship and spend time with the person who created it.

Time must be devoted until you get an idea of what it means to walk in his shoes, or understand why she ticks the way she does.

I can only adequately judge a situation when I have spent time with the people who are in it.

Some will complain about an individual, but very few will spend time to mentor them. This is the call of the hour. It’s the call for fathers and mothers in business and faith.

There are others run from meeting to meeting or church to church looking for the greener grass, but few will improve where they have been called to in the first place.

No one likes cow poop, or poop of any kind, but good leaders learn to thrive in it.

Are you a poop lover?


The Best of 2014

I don’t share many articles and or books by others, unless they’ve impacted me and thus should impact you.

The following are three of the best articles of 2014.

 On becoming super productive


On personal improvement


On building an effective business.


Then there are three brilliant books for the entrepreneurial minded.

 Leveraging Your Time


Creating a business


Creating a new you



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