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Posted in IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD on October 2, 2010 by devology



….because its not the school’s business to do so!!!

In Part 1 (please see,

Bill Gates gave us a mind-boggling insight into the priceless wisdom of his Rules 1-5. In this Part 2 we shall explore the remaining Rules.


Everyone is in search of the secrets to success, but however unwilling to listen to the most successful man alive. It is ironic, but true.

So you, reader of this Blog, I beg of you to pay special heed to what Bill Gates is saying. It makes logical sense for me to assume that he has found the secret to success because he has more money than you, your parents and all your teachers put together.




Why might you ask, am I suggesting that. Well, look at it this way…kids are a by-product of the environment to which they are exposed to on a daily basis. As kids, the reasoning faculty is yet undeveloped. All in-coming sensory data is processed deductively. This means that all information picked up from their environment can only be accepted, and cannot be rejected by their Unconscious Mind.


The million dollar questions to ask are:

What were you exposed to on an ongoing basis while you were growing up?

What are you continuously being exposed to on a daily basis every single day of your adult life?

Who and what are the major influencers in your life right now?

Who are the people that you spend the bulk of your time with everyday?


While you were growing up, the two major influences in your young life were your parents and your teachers. Research shows that 85% of parents are negative and 75% of teachers are negative. Hahahaha!!! Looks like you ran into a massive brick wall even before you moved into the first gear of your life!


Research on kids states that by age 18, a child will hear the word ‘No’, 140,000 times. Now you know why you naturally think that you can’t do something, even before you try! You are basically screwed even before the word ‘go’! You already assume that you cant, even before you attempt.


“Son, is there anything you want in life?”….No! (…isn’t life supposed to give me everything I want?)


“Would you like to volunteer?”…NO! (…I’d rather if someone else stole the limelight that I crave for!).


“Would you like to try something new?”…No! (…I prefer to suffer in total boredom doing the same old pointless stuff!).


“You fancy that pretty girl, why don’t you walk up to her and tell her that you are interested in her?”….NO! (…I rather suffer in silence…and suffer even more when one day I see her holding hands with a brainless moron!)


Every single day, a child receives 460 negative statements and only 75 positive statements. And you wonder why you feel like jumping off the 88th floor of the Twin Towers every Monday the last 17 years!!!


The number one ‘dis-ease’ inflicting almost every child today is inferiority complex. This is a feeling of deep self-doubt, lack of self confidence and extremely low self esteem in oneself.


Going by statistics, parents and teachers seem like the biggest culprits. Look, I am not saying this, but the data sure looks to me like it’s pointing in that direction. Blame it on the data!


Yes its true, not all parents and teachers are negative…only 75% and 85% of them respectively!!! Hahhaha!!! Fooled you!


I love what the then incoming President of the United States stated in a speech on his education policy.


The need for good teachers deserves emphasis. Recent studies show that the single most important factor in determining a student’s achievement isn’t WHO THE STUDENT IS…….IT IS WHO THE TEACHER IS”. – President Obama.


I rest my case!


With that settled, lets look to Bill Gates for more pearls of wisdom, which might be the only way out for most of us who have already been indoctrinated (read, programmed for self destruction) by our parents, teachers and our environment.


Reject Bill Gates formula, live by your parents and teachers formula…and join the ranks of the billions who live meaningless, empty, pathetic and directionless lives, forever condemned to a ‘lifeless existence’.


Those about to fall into the timeless trap of following the formula of your parents and teaches, take a real close look at their lives. That is exactly the kind of ‘pathetic’ life that awaits you in the not too distant future. I wish you good luck in advance!



Rule 6: Bill Gates

If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.


Rule 6: Dev

Look, your parents can’t possibly teach you what they don’t themselves know.


Not withstanding, they have given you the very best that they could. Sure, their best may not have been good enough. Nevertheless, they gave you everything possible.


If you blame your parents, then you will arrive at the exact station in life as they have. In short, the station in life of your parents that you so despise, that will be your very station one day.


If you think it’s your parents’ fault and you are waiting for them to correct it, then you are in for a very long wait. While your parents are waiting for the ‘Guru’ to come down from his mountain-top to give them the enlightenment that you feel they need, they are going to continue acting in ‘darkness’. Until the day of their enlightenment arrives, you are doomed to a life of misery, pain, despair, doom and gloom. And, by the way, due to your ignorance and arrogance, you truly deserve it!


Allow me to offer you an alternate way of changing your life forever…



To have the life you truly want, this is what you need to do:



I am the only problem I will ever have, and I am the only solution. – Raymond Douglas Stanford –

This first step is the most difficult of the entire 10 Step Dream Manifestation Process; that is to take total responsibility for the results, conditions and situations in your life right now and be willing to say to yourself, ‘I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL MY THOUGHTS, ALL  MY FEELINGS, ALL MY ACTIONS AND EVERY RESULT IN MY LIFE.’

Yes I know you are saying to yourself that it’s not your fault that your life is in a total mess. You can immediately come up with a million reasons, countless people to blame and the limitless conditions you encountered that have contributed to your current state of affairs. Strangely enough, not a single one of them includes you as the primary cause.


Ya, sure, tell it to my cow!


I am saying to you, if other people, the environment and conditions outside of you are responsible for the way your life is right now, then; there is nothing you can do to change that. In English that means, you are forever screwed!


Yes I know, it is very difficult to accept the fact that you, and only you are the cause of all that is now showing up in your life. However, if you are willing to take responsibility for the way your life is, than you have the power to change it to the way you really want your life to be.


State the Change process by saying to yourself ten times, “For things to Change, I must change FIRST.”


It is in your moments of Decisions that your Destiny is shaped. – Tony Robbins –

Decide how you want your life to look like 5… 10… 20… years from today?


By having an overview of how you would like your life to unfold, you are able to work backwards right up to today and plant those seeds now.


By doing so, you are in essence predicting all your future outcomes by choice. Any decision you make today will determine what shows up in your future. So, you must carefully decide what seeds you wish to plant right now.


I want you to imagine making a decision right now about a single area of your life; in your financial life, for instance. If all things were possible, how much would you like to be earning 10 years from today?


Lets say, you are now earning exactly that amount. How different would your life be? What kind of lifestyle would you be enjoying? How would you feel about that? Ask yourself, was it worth doing whatever you did the last 10 years to enjoy this level of success?



Things which matter most, must never be at the mercy of things which matter least. – Goethe –

Write down all the things that are important to you right now. Make a list of whatever you think and feel is important in your life right now. Then divide the list of your items into the 8 areas of your life.


The 8 areas of life are Spiritual Life, Intellectual/ Mental Life, Emotional Life, Physical Life, Career Life, Financial Life, Community/ Social Life and Family Life. Make sure you have at least 10 entries under each area of your life. Of course; the more the better. Next, rearrange them in order of priority in every area of life.


Then make a similar list of all the things that would be important to you at age 80.


I would like you to then review both lists and see how they compare with each other? How many items under each area of life are similar? How have the priorities of these items changed over time? Note what features prominently in your lists at the present and when you are 80. That should give you some clues as to what you deem important in your life.


The final step is to ask yourself, at age 80, what is the single most important entry in each area of your life? The fulfillment of this single item would be the most meaningful for you. Now, I want you to set the achievement of that item as the most important Goal in the respective areas of your life.


In doing that, you would be planting the seed of the fruit you wish to harvest at 80.



The first Goal in life is to have a Goal. – Dev –


If you do not as yet have a Goal, I suggest that be the very first thing that you do. So, what then is a Goal? Well, simply a Dream with a dateline.


If you already have a Goal, I would then ask you to review Step 3 to determine what would ultimately be the single most significant Goal for you. Is there a consistency between what you wrote as your most important Goal for 2010 with that at age 80? That should give you a clue as to what Goal you should be writing under Step 4.


Once you have made a decision on the Goal, write a Goal Statement of the single most important (short term) Goal that you want to achieve by 31st December 2010.


The next step would be to write a Goal Description of the aforesaid Goal.


Let me give you a little tip on the difference between a Goal Statement and a Goal Description.


Once you have decided on the Goal that you wish to achieve, you need to state it in a single sentence.


An example of a Financial Goal Statement would be as follows:


I (name) am so Happy and Grateful now that I earn RMxxxx and more per month as of 31st December 2010 providing outstanding service as a Life Coach to all my clients.


A Goal Description is simply a detailed description of the Goal. Here is where you include as many details as possible so as to get absolute clarity of your Goal.


In short, the Goal Statement is a summary of the Goal Description. Conversely, the Goal Description is just an elaboration of the Goal Statement.



People with Plans without Actions are Delusional. – Dev –

Write an Action Plan as to what you need to do to make this Goal happen.


You can construct an easy to use but highly functional plan of action on just one sheet of paper.


Step 1: My Dream

On a clean sheet of A4 paper, right at the top write the word MY DREAM and write down whatever your dream is.


For example; To leave a legacy


Step 2: My Goal(s)

Next, below that write down the Goal(s) that you need to reach so that you can leave a legacy.


In certain instances there could be only one Goal, while at other times there could be a number of small Goals that need to be reached for the actualization of the Dream.


If there are a number of Goals that need to be reached, the Goals could either be related Goals or totally independent Goals, but all lead to the fulfillment of the Dream.


The reaching of all these Goals would culminate in you leaving a legacy. The Dream is therefore a direct outcome of your having reached all the Goals. So, in essence; there is nothing that you actually need to do under the ‘My Dream’ column. It is a consequence of you having reached all your Goals.


For example;

Goal 1: Professional Speaker

Goal 2: Dedicate my life to serving the needs of single



Goal 3: Create a program that helps single mothers cope

with the emotional and financial burden of their day to day living


Goal 4: Win the Noble Prize


Step 3: Steps

The next step is to have a number of Steps under each Goal. These are the steps that must be taken for each Goal to be reached.


Some Goals might have a number of steps and certain Goals might only have a single Step.


Ask yourself; “For this Goal to be reached, what immediate or initial Step(s) do I need to take?”


For example;

Goal 1: Professional Speaker


i.      Learn Public Speaking

ii.    Work with a Professional Speaker as an understudy

iii.   Offer free talks (as part of my training)

iv.  Create a Blog to promote myself

v.   Promote myself on FB…etc….

Step 4: Tasks

Now, under each Step (from Step 3), enter a number of Tasks that might be required for a single Step to be  completed.


As in the earlier Step 3, different Steps might require a different number of Tasks. Certain Steps may only have a single Task, however other Steps might need the fulfillment of a number of Tasks to complete a single Step.


For example;

Goal 1: Professional Speaker

Step: Learn Public Speaking


i.      Seek out the different public speaking courses in the market

ii.    Make further enquiries on the selected course

iii.   Register for the course

iv.  Attend the course

v.   Join the Toastmasters for continuing practice


Step 5: Datelines

The last step of the 5 Step process is to add a Dateline to every entry on your sheet. There should be Datelines for all the Tasks, for every Step and for the Goal.


If there is dateline for the Dream, then add that too. For certain type of Dreams there might be no Dateline as it could be a life long pursuit and might be your Life Work which you will choose to do till the last days of your life. If that is the case, just state the word ‘Life-time’ next to your Dream, indicating that this Dream will outlive you (and your cause might be continued by others after you are gone).


For example;

Dream: Leave a Legacy DL: Life-Time

Goal 1: Professional Speaker DL: 31 December 2012

Step 1: Learn Public Speaking DL: December 2011

Tasks: i.     Seek out the different public speaking courses in

the market DL: 28 Jan 2011

ii. Make further enquiries on the selected course DL: 7 Feb 2011

iii. Register for the course DL: March 2011

iv. Attend the course DL: April 2011

v. Join the Toastmasters for continuing practice DL: May 2011


Each time you complete a single part of your plan, place a big red V against it, a mark of VICTORY.


Review this plan at regular intervals to ensure you are on track. If you miss any dateline, review all other datelines and reassign new datelines.


To ensure the successful arrival at your Dream, all you need to do is to complete each Task, each Step and each Goal based on the Datelines assigned.


Place this single piece of paper at a place in your room or office where you can easily see it.


With this simple Plan Of Action, you do not require anyone to check on you, monitor you or enforce it on you. All you need to do is to follow the step-by-step actions with the datelines next to them, onto the next action Step that needs to be taken.


So long as you complete each Step you will arrive at the completion of the entire plan, hence your success.



All the resources we need are possessed by someone. We just need to reach them. – Dev –

Make a list of all the Resources and assistance you might need to achieve this Goal.  Don’t be ashamed, nor be too egotistical to seek and ask for help. All successful people do it all the time.


There are two main types of Resources that you might require. The first is Physical Resources and the second is Mental/ Intellectual Resources. My experience of having coached thousands of people over the last 18 years, has proved to me that if you can first sort out the Mental Resources, most of the Physical Resources will get resolved.


The Mental resources also govern a great number of the Emotional Resources that you might require during your journey of reaching your Goal.


Once you overcome your Mental Resources, you will always find a way to fulfill, find, source out or locate assistance to resolve any and every Physical Resource.


Among the more important Physical Resources that you might require are People, Contacts, Money, Time and Energy.


The key Mental resources comprise of Ideas, Expertise, Emotional Support and Mindset. Let me state here that the first Mental Resource you must sort out is your Mindset. It forms the foundation for handling all your other Mental Resources and will greatly govern your Emotional Resources.


To help you take a stock check of what is already at your disposal and what you need to source out, take a sheet of paper and draw a line through the centre dividing the page into two halves. On each half of this sheet state all the Mental and the Physical Resources that you might require for this project.


Running down your list, now tick all those Resources that you already have. Underline all the remaining Resources that you will need but you do not yet have. Now, next to this list, write where, who and how you might get these much-needed Resources. As in the earlier step, place a dateline against each of these entries, plus the name of the person (if any) you might need to contact for the acquisition of these Resources.


Next, simply start contacting them.



Modelling success recreates success. – Dev –

Have a Role Model that you can Model against. This is one of the easiest way to acquire success.


Success leaves clues. All those who acquire success ‘do certain things, and they do them in a certain way.’ All you need to do to duplicate their success is to do exactly that.


A million dollar insight I picked up along the way is…

i.               To do ALL the steps these successful people do.

ii.             To do these steps in the CORRECT sequence.


The objective of Modelling them is to in essence:

i.               To model their Definitions. This means we are trying to model their Thoughts, their Thinking Patterns. This would give us an insight into how they Think. And they sure as hell think very differently from the average man on the street.


ii.             To model their Rituals. This means we are trying to model their Actions. Successful people have totally opposite actions from the average loser.


Once we know how they Think (we have accessed their Thoughts and Emotions), and when we begin to Act like them, we will automatically begin to get the same Results as them.


To Model Success, ask yourself 3 key Questions:


Q1: What is that I really want?


Q2: Who has already achieved what I want?


Q3: Once you find her…begin to Model her.


…do what she does, go where she goes, dress like her, walk like her, talk like her…imagine you are her. One day you will begin to THINK like her and ACT like her. Now, if you begin to Think and Act like her, you will begin to get the exact Results that she is getting. I call this ‘The Short Cut to Success’.



A Coach can make you go where the Coach has never been before. – Dev –

Get a Life Coach to help you along the journey of reaching this Goal. All successful business people, professional athletes, actors, singers and musicians have a Coach.


Some years ago, a group of consultants interviewed the CEO’s of the Fortune 100 companies to find a common denominator of their success.

They found 10 things that ALL the Fortune 100 companies practiced without reserve, and they were presented in the Kingsfield Reports.


The number one criteria that ALL CEO’s of these Fortune 100 companies stated was HAVING A LIFE COACH. This one requirement was deemed by them as non-negotiable. Almost every CEO interviewed either had a Personal Life Coach or Consultant or had one to advice the company.


Now, if you truly want success, right here in front of you is probably the Ultimate Success Secret. If you are not a CEO of a Fortune 100 company (yet), then you sure as hell need to learn from them.


If you wish to be successful and would not follow this single success formula, then you truly deserve to suffer and struggle while trying to create your own formula. In my book, I would place your name under the category: ARROGANT, IGNORANT AND GILA!!!

In short, you have a ‘Fat Chance’ and ‘Thin Hope’ of getting any manner of success that you dream of. As a matter of fact, your dream will forever remain a dream. And my friend I only have one word for you: You deserve to Fail!!!


For those who are serious about wanting success (and it is not merely a dream), the very first non-negotiable thing for you to do is to look for a Life Coach.


Should you need help in getting a professional and qualified Life/ Business Coach, please leave a note in the Comments Column at the end of this Blog, and I will refer you to some competent Life Coaches for you to choose from.


Remember, a Coach can make you go where you can never hope to go by yourself.



Life is a series of little successes piled one on top of the other. – Dev –

Once you reach this Goal, Celebrate the Success in anyway that you deem deserving.


Yes, a major part of the journey of success is to celebrate it. Of what use is it to have success if you don’t celebrate it. If you watched Tom Cruise in Jerry McGuire, you know exactly what I mean. (For those who have not, for God’s sake go watch it! You wish to be a success and you have not watched a movie on how to be a success…geez, give me a break!)


Each time you celebrate any and every success, your Unconscious Mind makes a note of it and makes one more deposit into a folder in your mind titled ‘My Successes’. This is a very important entry because it makes your Mind register that you have acquired yet another achievement. And in future when you attempt new things, this memory of success will cause your mind to believe that you CAN and WILL succeed in future as you have in the past.


The other reason for celebrating successes is to cause you to vibrate at the frequency of success. When this happens, you send out more vibrations of success into the Universe and more success gets attracted to you. This is how you activate the Law of Vibration and Attraction, and keep attracting more success. It puts you into a continuous loop of manifesting success on an on going basis. It has often been said that success breeds success. Knowing how the Laws of Universe and the Laws of the Mind work, it’s an absolute truth.

So each month, each year or upon acquiring each success, celebrate it. Reward yourself in whatever way you deem fit. Do it alone or with your loved ones or your Team members, which eve suits you best.


At my organization SELF MASTERY LEARNING CENTRE, we celebrate success on a monthly basis. Everyone and anyone are welcome. You are free to join us for our monthly success celebrations. There is NO CHARGE for this Success Celebration. It is for FREE. It is just an evening where like-minded people get together to celebrate their successes together and share their victories to inspire others and help each other towards their own success.


If you wish to join us either to celebrate your success with us or to learn how we do it so you might duplicate it, please drop me a note at the end of this Blog and I will ask my Team Member to get in touch with you for more details as to how and when you can join us.


I hope to meet you in person and get inspired by your success story. I would love to write about it in my next Blog so others might be inspired.




The Mind is forever seeking a target to pursue. You either give it one by choice or it will pick up one from the environment by default. – Dev –

Once you reach your 2010 Goal, set a new Goal for 2011. The Mind is Teleological. This means that it is target seeking, forever seeking for a target to hit. So if you do not by choice give it a target, it will seek one out from the environment by default. However, that might not be what you truly want.


The human mind is a Goal striving mechanism. It must have one Goal or another to seek and accomplish at any one time. It cannot not have a target to pursue. It is simply the way the mind functions.


Therefore, once you achieve one Goal, you need to set a new one. This is the only way you can choose what you want by choice.


Once a Goal is achieved, the Unconscious Mind, due to its nature, begins to look for a new Goal to move towards. Hence, the need for the next Goal. As we know the environment is mostly negative, so if you do not by choice give the mind a Goal, it is going to pick one up from its environment. And if those that you hang out with have no Goals or have puny Goals, then its only natural that your mind will pick that information up and give you a puny Goal to hit as well.


What’s so bad about that you might ask? Well, for one, Robert Kiyosaki says; “Take your 5 best friends / 5 people you hang out with most of the time, take their monthly incomes, add it all up, divide it by 5…that’s exactly your monthly income.” You might want to change your friends after this, or forever sink in the same ship as them. The choice is entirely yours. At any rate, good luck to you…and your loser friends!!!


If you are not sure what Goals you should set or how to go about setting one, please feel free to leave your question(s) in the Comments Column at the end of this article. I will either answer it in my next Blog or send you a write up on it if I have a ready answer for you.



If you need help with any of the above processes, please feel free to reach me (by leaving a comment at the end of this Blog) so as I may offer you any assistance you require.


Last but not least,



– Dev-


Posted in IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD on September 27, 2010 by devology




There are many ways to go into this state of Alpha. We are choosing to go into Alpha by using the ALPHA BRAIN WAVES MUSIC. It is one of the easiest ways to enter the Alpha State because there is nothing that you have to do to go into Alpha. All you have to do is to play it in the background and you do not even have to listen to it consciously. So long as you have it playing gently in the background while you continue to do whatever it is that you are doing, in 15 minutes or less you will begin to experience its miraculous effects.

1.   Sit or lie in a relaxed position and play the Alpha Brain Waves Music in the background. No specific rituals, positions, places or poses are required.

2.   Take a few deep breaths. Take in a fast deep breath at a count of 2. Breathe in through your nose into your stomach. If unsure how, place your left hand on your navel. When you breathe in, your stomach should come out (imagine you are inflating a balloon in your stomach). Hold the breath at a count of 4. And breathe out slowly through your mouth at a count of 8. The stomach will naturally go in as your exhale. Repeat this 2-4-8 breathing pattern 3 times.

3.   Focus on the music for a few minutes. Say your Affirmations (close your eyes if you have them memorized or open eyed if you need to look at them). Visualize your Goal with your eyes closed. If you fall asleep, which is most likely, as you are in a very relaxed state, its OK!

4.   Whether you are doing work, studying, driving, going for an appointment, or need to induce sleep, calm yourself or control extreme emotional states, just leave it playing in the background as you go about doing whatever it is that you need to do. It has a natural effect on the mind and body.

5.   The STRONGLY recommended times to play as background music are:

i.      As you awaken in the morning and as you get ready for work – it will relax you, raise your energy level, stimulate your brain cells and create positive energy and mood.

ii.    As a Sleep-Inducer and to program Goals while removing Mental Blocks. It also causes Natural Healing, detoxification and strengthens your immune system while you sleep. Just put it on and focus on the music, and drift off into a deep sound relaxing sleep.


To optimize the use of the Alpha Brain Wave music, below are some specific ways and times to play it.

1.   Students while studying for exams or while doing homework and while studying late into the night.

2.   Before an important appointment to calm down and be focused. When you feel fear, nervousness, tension, doubt, paranoia, before a presentation or speaking in public, or before seeing a client.

3.   To internalize and program Goals into the Unconscious Mind during Affirmations and Visualization.

4.   To remove Mental Blocks that prevent Goal Achievement or sabotage Success at the Unconscious level.

5.   Calming effect to induce deep or restful sleep when brain wave activity is too high, or worried about daily problems. This state helps the mind to seek for solutions

6.   When you need to work long hours with insufficient rest or sleep, or when you need a short Power Nap of 20 minutes with this music in the background. It energizes and speeds up cell replication.

7.   Heal health problems naturally by strengthening the immune system and creates a conducive cell environment.

8.   To control emotions when too emotional, or uncontrollable destructive emotional states.

9.   Need to generate new and different original ideas. Promotes cell growth. Rejuvenates dying cells.

10. For purposes of Relaxation and Meditation. When stuck in traffic jams. (This is probably the only program of its kind that CAN be played while driving.



1. Mental and Physical Relaxation

2. Program your Mind for Massive Success

3. Achieve every Goal you set

4. Heighten your Meditation and Spiritual experiences

5. Build Intuition and Psychic Ability

6. Optimum Physical Health

7. Emotional strength and stability

8. Physical and Emotional Healing

9. Release Toxins, Stress and Fears

10. Enhanced Relationships

11. Build Brain Cells & increase your IQ while you sleep

12. Build a Super Power Memory

13. Create a Positive and Motivated Mindset

14. Cope with Rejections and Objections

15. Collapse Old Habits & build New Habits

16. Condition your Mind for Success

17. Detect and Connect with your Life Purpose



Posted in IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD on September 22, 2010 by devology


If any of the below are your issues, please reach us at SELF MASTERY LEARNING CENTRE

1. Mental and Physical Relaxation

2. Program your Mind for Massive Success

3. Achieve every Goal you set

4. Heighten your Meditation and Spiritual experiences

5. Build Intuition and Psychic Ability

6. Optimum Physical Health

7. Emotional strength and stability

8. Physical and Emotional Healing

9. Release Toxins, Stress and Fears

10. Enhanced Relationships

11. Build Brain Cells & increase your IQ while you sleep

12. Build a Super Power Memory

13. Create a Positive and Motivated Mindset

14. Cope with Rejections and Objections

15. Collapse Old Habits & build New Habits

16. Condition your Mind for Success

17. Detect and Connect with your Life Purpose


Lets briefly look at a few of these reasons so that you understand why it is absolutely essential in our pursuit of Success.


At Alpha, the body naturally releases stress, anger, doubt, worries, fear, panic, paranoia, depression etc. This is because certain emotions can only exist at Alpha.

Anger, depression, sadness, pain etc., all of these negative emotions vibrate at a much higher frequency than Alpha. They vibrate at the frequency of Beta. Therefore when you are in the state of Alpha, you cannot experience the Beta emotions because they do not exist at the Alpha plane.

By going into Alpha you can only experience those emotions that vibrate at the Alpha frequency of 7 to 14 cycles per second.


7 seconds of a ‘pure thought’ at Alpha programs visualized images into the nucleus of the human cell. This simply means that it only takes 7 seconds of a ‘pure thought’ to program or reprogram any image or thought into the nucleus of the human cell so that our results can dramatically change.

That is what Visualization is really all about – deprogramming and reprogramming the nucleus of the human cell.

Imagine, all it takes is just 7 seconds of a ‘pure thought’! Pure Thoughts can only be attained and maintained in a state of Alpha.


Alpha energy is the most rhythmic and also the most powerful frequency that the brain emits. By being in Alpha, we are able to tap and use the sixth sense, because the Alpha energy is the most balanced and cyclic energy in existence.


Since the Earth vibrates at Alpha, upon entering into a state of Alpha, the brain attunes the earth’s intense field of energy. Because Mother Nature vibrates at 7 to 14 cycles per seconds, we get in tune and align with the forces of nature. Hence, we are able to go with the flow, rather than against the forces of nature.


The human body naturally relaxes, detoxifies and releases toxins by spending a minimum of 15 minutes a day at Alpha. This is because at Alpha, we naturally Mentally, Emotionally and Physically detoxify the body. This allows the body to naturally release all the pent up Mental, Emotional and Physical stress and tension in this state.


Alpha opens up the communication channel between the left and the right-brain hemispheres. This ideal condition allows one to Think with the right brain and Act with the left-brain in total harmony.

This is a left-brain world, so we got to Think right-brain and Act left-brain for optimum results. By being in Alpha, you will be able to Think right-brain, and Act left-brain.

At Alpha the bridge is built between the right-brain and the left-brain. Once there is an open communication between the Conscious Mind and the Unconscious Mind we are able to communicate consistently and congruently. This creates total rapport between the Conscious and the Unconscious Mind, which is absolutely essential for all Goal Achievement.


15 minutes a day at Alpha strengthens the immune system and creates a conducive environment for the growth of healthy cells.

Just by being exposed to Alpha Brain Waves for a minimum of 15 minutes a day affects your physical body. This strengthens your immune system, prevents diseases and cures illnesses because it makes the environment conducive for the growth of healthy cells in the human body. This prevents cells from mutating, enabling your body to heal much faster by causing the cells to replicate at a much faster rate than normal.


Human cells rejuvenate at least twice the normal rate when exposed to Alpha Brain Waves. A cell will rejuvenate much faster, from ten up to a hundred times; even up to a thousand times much faster by being continually exposed to Alpha Brain Waves over a period of time. This is because continued exposure to Alpha Brain Waves makes it conducive for the growth of healthy cells.


At Alpha the body heals its self naturally. By simply spending 15 minutes a day in a state of Alpha, the body rejuvenates itself. Since the cells replicate much faster, therefore the cells are replenished at a much faster rate than they are dying, enabling us to live a much healthier and longer life naturally.


At Alpha one can only help and can’t hurt others. In Beta one can either harm and hurt or help. ‘We prey on each other in Beta but we pray for each other in Alpha’.

When you are in Alpha, you can only think and experience those emotions that are consistent with those brain waves, and at Alpha those emotions are all positive and constructive. Therefore you can only help at Alpha, you cannot do harm at Alpha because those negative emotion do not exist at Alpha.

However, at Beta you cannot help or heal because those positive emotions do not exist at Beta. They are at Alpha.


Since all programming happens at the Cybernetic Level, only by going into Alpha can Deprogramming and Reprogramming take place.

All that we need to uninstall, remove, delete and to deprogram – all of them are in the Unconscious part of our Mind; in the Psycho-Cybernetic Mechanism.

However, you need a ‘password’ to have access to this Unconscious Mind, and to the Psycho-Cybernetic Mechanism. This ‘password’ is: Going into a State of Alpha.

Once we are in this Alpha State, we are able to access the Unconscious Mind and remove those programmings that work against us, and put in place new programs that will work for us instead.


Going into Alpha programs all Visualizations into the Unconscious Mind that brings forth manifestation. Installing of these programs and visualizations must happen at the Unconscious Mind because that is where these programs are stored. Therefore by going into the Unconscious Mind, we are able to do VAK Imagery (Visual, Auditory, Kinesthetic) which is a much more superior way of programming than merely Visualizing.


Affirmations are positive statements about yourself that you say to yourself at the Conscious level, but the programming of these Affirmations needs to be done at the Unconscious level.

Affirmations can be internalized into the Unconscious Mind when you are in the state of Alpha. Therefore by going into Alpha, you are not just merely doing Affirmations; but they become Alpha-Affirmations.

Simple Affirmations thus become powerful Alpha-Affirmations done in an Alpha state of mind by by-passing all Conscious thoughts.


All effective Goal programming happens at Alpha where the full extend of VAK is maximized. Programming or installing of Goals into the future of your Lifeline are more effective if done in the state of Alpha.

At Alpha, you are able to go beyond the physical (Conscious Mind) and communicate directly with your Unconscious Mind. As you think of your Goal, and if you can see, smell, hear, taste and touch it in your Mind, it becomes real for the Unconscious Mind. This is simply because the Unconscious Mind cannot tell the difference between Reality and Imagination.

Once an idea is presented to the Unconscious Mind, it can only accept and cannot reject it.


Alpha corresponds to the area of the brain that is associated with experiences from age 7 to 14. Since the mind cannot tell the difference between reality and an imagined thought, it thinks the information has been there for a long time. This is about one of the most powerful reasons why we will want to consciously go into this state of Alpha.

Let’s say, if you were to do a Visualization or Affirmation session to program a certain Goal, you would have to do it over and over again until it gets installed.

However, if you could go into this Alpha state, and let’s say, you are now vibrating at 10 cycles per second and then do your Alpha-Affirmations or your VAK Imagery, as far as your Unconscious Mind is concerned, the effect is the same as if you have been doing this Visualization and Affirmation since age 10.

Can you imagine how many millions of times it would amount to up to this date if you had been doing it continuously from age 10?

At Alpha, (10.5 cycles per second being the optimum) this is equivalent to programming the Visualized Goal millions of times even if you are just doing it once.


At Alpha, time is timeless, and space is spaceless, thus removing all physical constrains and limitations. Since there is no time and space at Alpha, you are now no longer bound by any physical restrains of the human body.

This allows you to go back into the past to remove any Mental Block that might stop you from achieving your Goal in the Present or in the Future. Conversely, you can go into the future and install any Goal into the future of your Lifeline.

If a Goal is installed into the future, it must by law manifest itself.


Alpha is the connecting bridge to Spirit, that spiritual dimension that deals with Thoughts.

The Law of Energy states that ‘Energy follows Thought’. The Mind becomes both a receiving and a transmitting station of Thoughts at Alpha. (Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill, Chapter 12).

Since the Mind is both a receiving and a transmitting station, to activate this receiving and transmitting station, you need to operate at a frequency of between 7 to 14 cycles per second. This will enable you to send Energy of Love, Healing, Peace etc. At Alpha you are able to transmit Positive Thoughts to other people for the betterment of mankind and humanity. As a band-wave frequency, Alpha is a Healing Energy.


Alpha is where the human intelligence resides. By being in Alpha, you are able to access the Collective Consciousness of all of humanity. Here, all known knowledge since the beginning of time and all Thoughts that have ever been thought of, reside.

At Alpha you are able to tap into this Collective Consciousness, and all information and knowledge become known to you.


Since 76% of all ‘dis-ease’ is psychosomatic in nature; and is all rooted in Alpha. Going into Alpha brings to consciousness the root cause of these illnesses.

To permanently treat illnesses, we need to eliminate the root cause not the symptoms. By going into Alpha, we are able to trace the root cause and therefore change or rectify whatever it is that is causing these symptoms to appear. If you correct the Cause, then the symptoms show up positively, thereby removing whatever it is that is causing this ‘dis-ease’ to manifest in the body.


Last but not least, all great ideas that have impacted human civilization came about when man drifted into Alpha knowingly or unknowingly.

All great men have spoken about them going into this relaxed state where ideas came to them.

When Einstein was asked how he came about with the formula E=mc², he said, “I imagined it.” He went into sleep, and thus into the state of Alpha (may be unknowingly or unknown to him). He however knew, every time that he needed an answer, he simply had to relax and the answer would come to him, because he was going into the state of Alpha.

Edison is known to have two ball-bearings which he used each time he was faced with a challenge or he needed an answer. He would pose a question to his mind, hold the ball-bearings in his hand and take a short nap. Just as he was about to fall asleep, the ball bearings would slip from his hand and would cause a sound that would awaken him. He would quickly write down whatever answers that came to him. He is known to have said, “Each time that I’m about to go to sleep, I get the answer.” Of course he did not know that he was going into the state of Alpha or that it was his Unconscious Mind speaking to him.

When the ‘Origin of Species’ was being written, Charles Darwin said he remembers the exact point and time when the idea came to him. He said he was travelling in a horse cart, and had gone into a light sleep when this idea came to him. Of course he did not know that he was going into Alpha.

All great ideas come when you slip into this state of Alpha. At Alpha you connect with Collective Consciousness and operate from the Unconscious level of your Mind. There is no limit to the Unconscious Mind because it is the ‘God-like’ part of you.



Posted in IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD on September 21, 2010 by devology



If only you can see yourself the way I see you. – Dev

My name is Dev. I am a Mind Science Personal Development Master Coach. Over the last 18 years I have studied and work with one of the Guru of Gurus on the workings of the Mind – Bob Proctor. Bob Proctor is one of the main features in the phenomenal DVD “The Secret” that has taken the world by storm.


What makes you think you aren’t already programmed?


Success is in direct proportion to the level of awareness of an individual. – Dev

Everything in life is about Results. In the final analysis, the ultimate measure of the quality of life is results. Whether it is about going for the outcomes that we do want or about changing of a present outcome or about getting new and different outcomes, it is all and always about results.

There are only four kinds of results. No matter what you want in life, you either want more Happiness, more Health, more Wealth or more Success. All your hopes and dreams, every aspiration, every wish you have ever had, they all fall into one of these four categories.

At the end off 2010, there are about 6.8 billion people on earth. Out of these 6.8 billion, 95% of the population are unhappy, unhealthy, unwealthy, and unsuccessful. That means, only 5% of the world population is happy, healthy, wealthy and successful.

With all the advancement in science and technology, only these 5% of the people have been able to make it by 2010. This is a very disturbing statistic by any standards. But let me tell you what is even more disturbing. The statistic has not changed for the last 6000 years of recorded history. These same statistics appeared on ancient Sumerian clay tablets dating back 6000 years. Now, this is truly disturbing.

We may have conquered the highest mountains and the deepest oceans, but our mind is still wild and untamed. We may have conquered outer space, tamed the highest mountains and dwelt into the deepest oceans. In the age where computers and technology reign supreme we still have not mastered these 4 most basics requisites for success. What this simply means is that we have learned nothing whatsoever over the last 6000 years as far as happiness, health, wealth and success are concerned.

This is the basis of this very special, one of a kind audio.


Mind power without control is nothing. – Dev –


To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. – Lao Tzu –


There are 4 different kinds of Brainwaves or brainwave frequencies. The brain must vibrate at one frequency or another at any one time.

The lowest brain wave frequency is Delta. This frequency of the brain is between 0.1 to 4 cycles per second. The next brain wave frequency is from 4 to 7 cycles per second and this is called Theta. The next brain wave frequency that is between 7 to 14 cycles per second is known as Alpha. Finally, at 14 cycles per second and above, to about 30; even going up to 40 cycles per second is known as Beta. Our interest here however, is with the Alpha brain wave frequency.


The major difference between Beta and Alpha is that at Alpha we get 90% of all our Results. At Beta, which is our wakeful stage, we get only about 10% Results.

This being a left brain world, to function at optimum levels, we need to Think at Alpha and Act at Beta. This is paramount as Alpha is the domain of Thoughts and Beta is the world of Actions and Behavior.

Beta has got to do with the physical body and the physical world. At Beta we operate from the Left Brain and primarily work with our Conscious Mind.

At Alpha we operate from the Unconscious levels of the Mind. At Alpha we operate from our Right Brain and this gives us 90% of our Results. This Alpha state of being is associated with our Mindset and our Attitude. However, the Beta state is preoccupied with the acquisition of Knowledge and Skill.

At Beta, we are predominantly concerned with Behaviour and Actions. It is of the physical world. Here, we make sense of the world by what we See, Smell, Hear, Taste and Touch. It is governed by Time and Space.

However, Alpha is the domain of Thought. Thoughts are the most potent form of energy in the Universe. It is at Alpha where we work with the ‘Identity’, because the Identity always influences our Behavior.  So if we make some changes at Alpha with regards to our Identity, our Behavior must follow suit at Beta. This is the easiest and most effective way to cause Transformation (permanent and long lasting change).

Alpha is the spirit world where there is no time and space. This means we are able to go forward and backward into time in this state of Alpha.  This is what Einstein meant by ‘Time being Timeless and Space being Spaceless’!

At Theta is when we go off to sleep, and Delta is when we are in a coma Spiritual Ecstasy!

Our interest here is with the state of Alpha. The reason we want to go into Alpha is because there are many positive, productive and beneficial reasons why we should by choice go into this Alpha state.




1. Mental and Physical Relaxation

2. Program your Mind for Massive Success

3. Achieve every Goal you set

4. Heighten your Meditation and Spiritual experiences

5. Build Intuition and Psychic Ability

6. Optimum Physical Health

7. Emotional strength and stability

8. Physical and Emotional Healing

9. Release Toxins, Stress and Fears

10. Enhanced Relationships

11. Build Brain Cells & increase your IQ while you sleep

12. Build a Super Power Memory

13. Create a Positive and Motivated Mindset

14. Cope with Rejections and Objections

15. Collapse Old Habits & build New Habits

16. Condition your Mind for Success

17. Detect and Connect with your Life Purpose


Posted in IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD on September 12, 2010 by devology


….because its not the school’s business to do so!!!


Kids could not and will not ever learn the REAL secrets to success in schools because schools cannot teach what schools do not know.

Schools teach how to memorize tons of (at most times) pointless data, and ‘vomit’ it all out during an exam. I call it the ‘muntah technology’! Ones’ grades depend on the quantity, minus the quality of the muntah!

Most teachers of this information have never stepped outside of a classroom and tested to see if it actually works.


As a matter of fact most teachers have tremendous fear of stepping out of the comfort confines of their classroom setting, where they act like ancient ‘feudal lords’ or ‘dictators’.

Schools teach, propagate and grade kids on theories, concepts and hypothetical text book situations that can only happen in a laboratory in a controlled environment, without any interference of reality.

Now, you and I know (except for teachers); that such a world only exits in fantasy story-books, Hollywood movies and in our dreams. In truth, such a world does not exist where the rest of us 6.8 billion live.

How outside of reality can one live? How detached from reality can one be? There seem no confines to the limits of ignorance and arrogance!


In my dealings with teachers, the hardest ideas to ‘sell’ to them are the very ones they enforce upon their students daily.

Teachers seem to have a Code that shouts out in capitals, “Do what I ask you to do, don’t do what I do!” How hypocritical? Is it a wonder then where kids pick these ideas from? Teachers are supposed to be the ultimate Role Models of kids. I fret the day I send my kids to these ‘regressive mental retards’ to undo all the ‘conditioning’ that I had done before they meet with these ‘self-professed enlightened GURUS’.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against teachers. I have great respect for certain teachers. I will write about them soon and pay my tribute. I am a teacher myself.

As a Professional Mind Coach, over the last 18 years I have had the great privilege to work with youth and teachers. I have seen much ‘damage’ done by these teachers, that these kids have to come to us for ‘re-conditioning’. Some kids will take a life time undoing what these teachers have done.

However, I must say again that not all teachers are damaging. But today, my article is about such teachers. In my next article I shall write about those that impacted my life for good.

Lets now look at what Bill Gates says about schools. I mean, he must surely know what he is talking about. Looking at his success, I would take his word any day of the week over that of any teacher! You get my drift?



Rule 1: Bill Gates

Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 1: Dev

The real world is never fair. You have to find your niche and create the ‘unfair advantage’ and win.

In the real world he who provides the most value for his service or product will win. The market, your bosses, your subordinates and your customers will all not play fair, nor treat you fairly. You will have to fight to win or get used to the fact that we live in an unfair world.

By the way, who ever told you life is fair? Could it by any chance be your teacher??? Hehehehe!!!


Rule 2: Bill Gates

The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 2: Dev

In the real world you have to find your own motivation and learn to feel good about yourself even if the whole world sees nothing in you.

You cannot wait until you feel good, until you feel the time is right and every condition is perfect before you start to make something of your life.

In the real world you have to use what you have, where you are, with what you know to make life work and be a success in spite of all the odds. By the way, all these while the world will be holding a totally opposite view of you, till you prove yourself otherwise.

You have to make it work first, before you have time to feel good about yourself.

My school teacher used to say all the time, “One day when you feel good, then you will begin to do well.” Well, I am still waiting for that day, and I am already 98!


Rule 3: Bill Gates

You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 3: Dev

In the real world I found you have to be a success first before all those goodies will come into your life.

The qualifications to be a success are, finding your passion, having a Big Goal, installing the goal, removing the mental blocks, building a team, having persistence, coping with failure, handling success, coaching training and managing people, the power to negotiate, influence and persuade people, having a balanced life, motivating and inspiring others and yourself.

Only then will success come your way. How ironic, none of the steps have anything to do with doing well in school.

By the way, I must have been absent when my teacher was teaching all of the above. Seems like I must have been absent a lot from school, because I don’t remember my teacher teaching any of those subjects!

My teacher promised me all I needed to do was to do well at school, and vola…all the companies would line up outside my door begging me to be their CEO with a starting salary of RM100,000 a month, with a chauffeur driven car, 2 maids, a gardener and a corner office.


Come to think of it, she was absolutely right. It happened to me once in my dream; the day after my hang over! And, oddly enough, my driver looked exactly like her!!!

Rule 4: Bill Gates

If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 4: Dev

In the real world its either a dog-eat-dog world or it’s the rat-race. Either way, its tough.

No one guides you, corrects you, forgives you for your mistakes, at times there is no second chance, no one cares that you are down and out, you have to compete on an uneven playing field, learn along the way, make the mistakes, fall down, pick yourself up again and re-enter the race, hopefully to win one day. And when you do win, there might be no one at the finish line to cheer you.

Yes, life is much tougher than your teacher, much tougher than your school. But then, it’s in this tough world that boys become men, failures mould themselves into success. It’s the battle ground, it’s the purification of the fire. It’s where when you succeed, you know you have earned the right for the recognition and the world will reward you handsomely.

And most of all, its worth the trials and tribulations because the rewards are for real. Unlike those that the paper I received at the end of my education promised me. It was only the start of the real world, for which my school ill prepared me, with illusionary promises of what the paper could do.


Yes my teacher was tough, or at least looked tough whenever she carried the cane in her hand. Yes she was even tougher still when she threatened to call my father when I asked her if she was smarter then me how is it that I drove a Honda to school which I bought with my part time job and she drove a run-down Kancil to school?

Rule 5: Bill Gates

Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 5: Dev

I was told that opportunity is success dressed in work clothes. I agree.

My teacher told me to just focus on my exams and that I will receive a paper with her signature on it and with it will come everything I could ever dream of. It was to be my ATM card to happiness, health, wealth and success.


Well, I did take her on. When I showed it to my first employer, he told me to fill up 17 forms, come back again for 23 interviews, wear black socks, wait in line with the other 29 hopefuls and not call them, that they would call me. After 73 years, I am still waiting for their call. My teacher promised me they would call.

I tried using the paper with my teacher’s signature at the bank and I am now awaiting trial for trying to pass off the paper as collateral for the RM2 million I borrowed from the bank.  The courts told me it was not worth the ink on it! I am going to tell my teacher about it and she is going to be very angry with the judge. I can almost see what’s coming to him!


I showed the paper with my teacher’s signature and promised this beautiful girl a world of lavishness, grandeur and wealth. Seven years on, we now have 9 kids, 7 cats, 4 cows and 3 very skinny dogs and we live in a rented room with no water and electricity and her lawyers just sent me the divorce papers. Somehow she did not buy my ‘magic paper’ story, which my teacher was so fond of telling me at school.



Posted in IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD on July 8, 2010 by devology



“All you man ever think of is your bloody balls!” screamed my friend’s girlfriend when she overheard us planning to watch the World Cup together.

“There must be more to life than balls,” she continued.

My friend was quick to cut her off, “Tell me what might that be dear?”

I tried to give my 20 cents worth. “Jane, it is not just a ball that we are obsessed with, it is the whole package. We see the ‘ball’ as you see life in a pair of heels.”

“Ya, that’s right,” added my friend. “There is an exact science in each and every ball that has every graced a grass pitch.”

“Like what?” she rattles back.

“Well, for one, lets take the current World Cup. Every ball that has showed up at each World Cup event is a perfectly crafted work of Art coupled with the latest Scientific technology on the surface of this planet,” I explained.

She started laughing. “You mean the stupid ball is going to change the world and make it a better place?”

He was quick to defend, “My dear, years go into the development of each soccer ball. There is a precise science behind the development of each ball and costs millions of dollars in research.”

“Oh ya? Well they all look the same to me. They are still round and they are still kicked around by pea brained half naked men in shorts all over a field. Doesn’t look like very much has changed,” she was rolling all over the floor in hysterical laughter by now.

We just stood staring at her antics not the least bit amused.

We figured she needed some ‘educating’ in the art of ‘ballsmanship’. So Greg, the walking soccer encyclopedia volunteered.

“Jane, allow me to help you appreciate the ball.”



Adidas JABULANI, the Official Match Ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

jabulani 2010

The Adidas Jabulani is the official match ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The ball was unveiled in Cape Town, South Africa on December 4, 2009. It was developed at Loughborough University, UK.

Jabulani – means ‘to celebrate’ in isiZulu or ‘rejoice’in Zulu.

GOLD FINAL Adidas Jo’bulani Match Ball

The Gold Final Match Ball for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa.

jobulani 2010 finals

Adidas TEAMGEIST, the Official Match Ball for the 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany.

teamgeist 2006

Teamgeist in German means ‘Team Spirt’

Adidas Teamgeist looks really impressive. This match ball is designed in white, black and gold, the colors of German national soccer team and the FIFA World Cup trophy.

Adidas FEVERNOVA, the Official Match Ball for the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea Japan.

fevernova 2002

Adidas created this new ball made up of thicker inner layers to increase the accuracy of the ball in flight.

The Adidas Fevernova is the first World Cup Match Ball since 1978 to part from the traditional Tango design introduced in 1978. It was made in Sialkot, Pakistan.

The colorful and revolutionary look and color usage is entirely based on Asian culture. The Fevernova featured a refined syntactic foam layer to give the ball superior performance characteristics and a three-layer, knitted chassis, allowing for a more precise and predictable flight path every time.

During the 2002 World Cup, the Fevernova ball was notoriously criticized for being too light, yet some spectacular goals were scored with it during the tournament. The ball was also blamed for a number of upsets that happened in the knockout stages.

Adidas TRICOLORE, the Official Match Ball for the 1998 FIFA World Cup France.

tricolore 1998

It was the first multi-colored ball to be used in the tournament’s final stage and was also the final World Cup ball to bear the classic Tango design, introduced in the 1978 tournament.

It sported the French red-white-blue tri-color. This was a complete departure from the old traditional black and white pattern.

Being the first official World Cup soccer ball that was in color, the TRICOLORE used underglass print technology with a thin layer of syntactic foam.

The design of blue triads decorated with cockerel motifs was adopted to represent the colors of the flag of France. Tricolore was also the first Adidas World Cup match ball manufactured outside of Europe since the 1970 Adidas Telstar. It was made in Morocco.

Adidas QUESTRA, the Official Match Ball for the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA.

questra 1994

Questra was the name given to a family of soccer balls originally produced by Adidas for major international events in the mid-1990s. The name was derived from an ancient word meaning ‘the quest for the stars.’

The first ball of the family was simply named the Questra and was originally designed to be the official match ball of the 1994 FIFA World Cup in the United States.

In the development process of the Questra, Adidas tried to create a lighter and more responsive ball. By manufacturing the new ball from five different materials and enveloping it in a layer of polystyrene foam, Adidas made the Questra more waterproof and allowed for greater acceleration when kicked.

Consequently, the ball became softer to touch and ball control was improved with higher velocity during play. This showed within a week of the World Cup in 1994, as players quickly adapted to the new ball and were able to score great goals by utilizing the lighter ball.

Adidas ETRVSCO, the Official Match Ball for the 1990 FIFA World Cup Italy.

etrvsco 1990

The Etrusco Unico was a soccer ball made by Adidas in the early 1990s. It was the official match ball of the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy and the Euro 1992 in Sweden.

The name and intricate design took their inspiration from Italy’s ancient history and the fine art of the Etruscans. Three Etruscan lion heads decorate each of the 20 Tango triads.

This was a high-tech ball and was manufactured entirely from synthetic fibers. It was the first ball with an internal layer of black polyurethane foam

Its innermost layer consisted of textiles impregnated with latex, giving it form and resistance to tear. Next came a neoprene layer making the ball water-tight. While on the surface polyurethane layers were used for abrasion resistance and good rebound properties.

Adidas AZTECA, the Official Match Ball for the 1986 FIFA World Cup Mexico.

azteca 1986

The FIFA World Cup Mexico, saw the introduction of the first polyurethane coated ball which was rain-resistant. It was the first fully synthetic FIFA World Cup match ball and had great qualities on hard and wet surfaces.

The elaborately decorated design was inspired by the hosting nation’s native Aztec architecture and murals.

The Azteca was hand-sewn with a synthetic material. The Tango offspring has twenty panels with ‘triad’ graphics that create 12 identical circles. The cover of the Azteca has an outer polyurethane coating, and three layers below the cover ensure that the ball is waterproof and perfectly round with a latex bladder for a consistent ball flight.

Adidas TANGO ESPANA, the Official Match Ball for the 1982 FIFA World Cup Spain.

tango espana 1982

Adidas introduced a new ball which had rubber inlaid over the seams to prevent water from seeping through. It had improved water resistant qualities through its rubberized seams making it the first ball with water-resistant qualities.

However, general wear from kicking meant the rubber began to wear after a short time. It was not very resistant and resulted in the ball having to be changed several times during some games.

This ball was the last genuine leather ball to be used in the world cup.

Adidas TANGO DURLAST, the Official Match Ball for the 1978 FIFA World Cup Argentina.

tango durlast 1978

The ball design represented elegance, dynamism and passion.

It introduced a new design which would be used for the next twenty years: Twenty identical panels with ‘triads’ created the impression of 12 circles. It was the most expensive ball in history, at the time, with a £50 price tag.

Like its predecessors, the Adidas Tango Durlast was made of genuine leather and boasted the shiny waterproofing Durlast coating.

Adidas TELSTAR DURLAST, the Official Match Ball for the 1974 FIFA World Cup West Germany.

tango durlast 1978

Telstar was a design of association football made by Adidas.

It was one of two official match balls of the 1970 FIFA World Cup in Mexico, along with Chile. The similar Telstar Durlast was the official ball of the 1974 FIFA World Cup held in West Germany.

It was painted with black and white panels so it was more visible on black-and-white television. The name Telstar (short for television star) came from telstar, one of the first communications satellites, which was roughly spherical and dotted with solar panels, somewhat similar in appearance to the football.

It was the first World Cup ball to use the truncated icosahedron or bucky ball for its design, consisting of 12 black pentagonal and 20 white hexagonal panels, which later became the regular design of a football. Older balls had consisted of groups of stripes, similar to the configuration of the modern volleyball.

Although made of leather, it still had relative water resistant qualities provided by its shiny durlast coating.

The Telstar is considered a design classic. Although most footballs in actual use today look different, depictions of footballs in drawings such as comic books and caricatures, as well as decorative imitations of footballs, are usually still made in the Telstar look, testifying to its enduring appeal. It was probably inspired by the inflatable balloons used by NASA for spacecraft landing on water (splashdown) in the 60s.

Adidas TELSTAR, the Official Match Ball for the 1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico.

telstar 1970

The first ball with a black and white pattern used in the FIFA World Cup finals.

Adidas started to make soccer balls in 1963 but made the first official FIFA World Cup ball in 1970. The first ball used in the World Cup to use the Buckminster type of design. The first ball with 32 black and white panels, the TELSTAR was more visible on black and white televisions (1970 FIFA World Cup Mexico was the first to be broadcast live on television).

It was the first World Cup ball to use the truncated icosahedrons or bucky ball for its design, consisting of 12 black pentagonal and 20 white hexagonal panels, which later became the regular design of a football. Older balls had consisted of groups of stripes, similar to the configuration of the modern volleyball. Although made of leather; it still had relative water resistant qualities provided by its shiny durlast coating.



Posted in IDEAS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD on June 20, 2010 by devology




102. Honolulu is the only place in the United States that has a royal palace!

103. One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water!

104. More money is spent on gardening than on any other hobby!

105. In 32 years there are about 1 billion seconds!

106. Rice paper does not have any rice in it!

107. Baby robins eat 14 feet of earthworms every day!

108. In England, in the 1880’s, “Pants” was considered a dirty word!

109. Most dust particles in your house are made from dead skin!


110. The average person laughs 13 times a day!

111. Men are 6 times more likely to be struck by lightning than women!

112. It is estimated that millions of trees in the world are accidentally planted by squirrels who bury nuts and then forget where they hid them!

113. Ernest Vincent Wright wrote a novel, “Gadsby”, which contains over 50,000 words — none of them with the letter E!

114. Of all the words in the English language, the word set has the most definitions!


115. A toothpick is the object most often choked on by Americans!

116. Every 45 seconds, a house catches on fire in the United States!

117. Nose prints are used to identify dogs, just like humans use fingerprints!

118. The most used letter in the English alphabet is ‘E’, and ‘Q’ is the least used!

119. There are more than 50,000 earthquakes throughout the world every year!

120. The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’!

121. Dogs and cats, like humans, are either right or left handed… or is that paws?!

122. The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven


123. Bulls are colorblind, therefore will usually charge at a matador’s waving cape no matter what color it is — be it red or neon yellow!

124. Apples are more efficient than caffeine in keeping people awake in the mornings!

125. Smelling bananas and/or green apples (smelling, not eating) can help you lose weight!

126. A hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it’s there, though!

127. The average ice berg weighs 20,000,000 tons!

128. The poison-arrow frog has enough poison to kill about 2,200 people!


129. A lump of pure gold the size of a matchbox can be flattened into a sheet the size of a tennis court!

130. After eating, a housefly regurgitates its food and then eats it again!

131. In Texas, it’s against the law for anyone to have a pair of pliers in his or her possession.

132. In Philadelphia, you can’t put pretzels in bags based on an Act of 1760.

133. Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.

134. In Corpus Christie, Texas, it is illegal to raise alligators in your home.

135. In Miami, it is forbidden to imitate an animal.

136. It is against the law to mispronounce the name of the State of Arkansas in that State.


137. In Illinois, the law is that a car must be driven with the steering wheel.

138. California law prohibits a woman from driving a car while dressed in a housecoat.

139. In Memphis, Tennessee, a woman is not to drive a car unless a man warns approaching motorists or pedestrians by walking in front of the car that is being driven.

140. In Tennessee, it is against the law to drive a car while sleeping.

141. In New York, it is against the law for a blind person to drive an automobile.

142. In West Virginia, only babies can ride in a baby carriage.


143. In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

144. A barber is not to advertise prices in the State of Georgia.

145. In Louisiana, a bill was introduced years ago in the State House of Representatives that fixed a ceiling on haircuts for bald men of 25 cents.

146. In Oklahoma, no baseball team can hit the ball over the fence or out of a ballpark.

147. In Rochester, Michigan, the law is that anyone bathing in public must have the bathing suit inspected by a police officer !


148. In Kentucky, it’s the law that a person must take a bath once a year.

149. In Utah, birds have the right of way on any public highway.

150. In Ohio, one must have a license to keep a bear.

151. In Tennessee, a law exists which prohibits the sale of bologna (sandwich meat) on Sunday.

152. In Virginia, the Code of 1930 has a statute which prohibits corrupt practices or bribery by any person other than political candidates.

153. In Providence, Rhode Island, it is against the law to jump off a bridge.

154. In the State of Kansas, you’re not allowed to drive a buffalo through a street.


155. In Florida, it is against the law to put livestock on a school bus.

156. In New Jersey, cabbage can’t be sold on Sunday.

157. In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose in the street!

158. In North Carolina, it is against the law for dogs and cats to fight.

159. In Singapore, it is illegal to chew gum.

160. In Cleveland, Ohio, it is unlawful to leave chewing gum in public places.


161. In Virginia, chickens cannot lay eggs before 8:00 a.m., and must be done before 4:00 p.m.

162. In New York, it is against the law for children to pick up or collect cigarette and cigar butts.

163. In Massachusetts, it is against the law to put tomatoes in clam chowder.

164. In Washington State, you can’t carry a concealed weapon that is over 6 feet in length.

165. In San Francisco, there is an ordinance, which bans the picking up and throwing of used confetti.

166. In Kentucky, it is illegal for a merchant to force a person into his place of business for the purpose of making a sale.

167. It is against the law in Connecticut for a man to write love letters to a girl whose mother or father has forbidden the relationship.

168. In Michigan, married couples must live together or be imprisoned.


169. In the state of Colorado, a pet cat, if loose, must have a tail-light.

170. In Phoenix, Arizona, you can’t walk through a hotel lobby with spurs on.

171. In California, a law created in 1925 makes it illegal to wiggle while dancing.

172. In Utah, daylight must be visible between dancing couples.


173. In Michigan, it is against the law for a lady to lift her skirt more than 6 inches while walking through a mud puddle.

174. In North Carolina, it is against the law for a rabbit to race down the street.

175. In Georgia, it’s against the law to spread a false rumor.

176. In West Virginia, one can’t cook sauerkraut or cabbage due to the odors and the offence is subject to imprisonment.

177. In Missouri, a man must have a permit to shave.

178. The law states that more than 3000 sheep cannot be herded down Hollywood Blvd. at any one time.

179. In Texas, it is still a “hanging offense” to steal cattle.


180. Each weekend, about 54 million Americans mow their lawns, using 800 million gallons of gas per year.