Using Signs & My Badass Baby Girl

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Being A Badass Volume 3










"Nobody in football should be called a genius.  A genius is a guy like Norman Einstein."

- Joe Theismann, NFL quarterback and analyst

"A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business."

- Henry Ford

"I'm not against blacks, and a lot of the good blacks will attest to that."

- Evan Mecham, as governor of Arizona

The first female parrot I ever adopted...

Was a handful.

We used to call her - and still do - "CB", the 'C' stands for Crazy.

She would attack anything that came near her cage, she wouldn't let anybody touch her, she would almost never would leave her sleep spot - and she would rarely talk.

I never knew -

How hard a parrot could bit until I met her.

One day I thought she broke my finger, Stephanie has had to get stitches and Millie thought she was a missing a piece of ear (we called her Tyson after that) and all because CB...

Was, contradictory to what we were told, raised without human positive human contact; she was NOT handfed, she was NOT spoke to, but she WAS shocked by an electric-cage apparatus if she didn't behave - in short she

Didn't trust humans

And that's an understatement.

That mistrust was so strong it led to pure hatred.

She didn't just bite, attack and try to intimidate because she was defending, she proactively hated us and wanted to cause pain.

I won't get into everything that we did to eventually win her trust, but I will say that it took almost a full year for her to believe that I wasn't going to hurt her when I tried to feed her from my hand...

a full year.

And this is also what prompted us to start our own Parrot Adoption Agency and clean up that industry by putting the liars out of business - including the group that worked with CB.  Her real names is Zazu by the way, you may remember the name from The Lion King.

She also goes by Pretty Girl

But she says "Pretty Pretty Girl" for some reason she says 'pretty' twice.

Anyway - she is one of the most inspiring, Badass individuals I've ever met.

I've been so inspired and moved by her, I'm crazy about my babies - but she is special and just watching her really touches me.

How Badass is she?

Whenever wolves or coyotes howl (the house I'm referring to is actually "the last house on the left" with a similar backyard) and the other babies all freak out and fly away -

She will fly at them, stand at the edge of the porch and start howling back.

She will try an intimidate deer and raccoons that get to close, she showers upside down (I have no idea why, but if that's not Badass then I don't know what is) if the TV is too loud she will stand on it and crack her beak through the screen -

She once fractured her ankle and we were told she wouldn't walk on it or fly for at least six weeks... the next she was resting solely on it (parrots often sit on one foot and curl the other to rest) meaning she was standing and putting all her weight on the "bad" one -

We got her wings clipped which handicaps flight for at least two to three months (it has with every other parrot we've had) but less than a week a later she was back in action -

She never plays with anything and when she sees her reflection in the mirror she doesn't play or talk like every other parrot does - instead she will sit there motionless staring at herself for hours... it'd kind of crazy, like -

Michael Myers or something

It used to concern me, but from what I'm being told she is learning to love.

And she has learned volumes about that.

As of right now, she is the most loving parrot we have.  Whenever somebody is sick or not feeling well, she will fly on their head and start talking in a really sweet voice - or she won't say anything and she'll just stare at you until you get up and start moving around.

One time I was under the weather and fell asleep on the couch.  When I got up about two hours later she was resting on my chest - where she stayed - for the entire time, as soon as my eyes opened she asked "Are you okay?"

I love that girl, oh yeah...

She will eat anything

She will go through cupboards, open cabinets and even open car doors (I told you she's a Badass) - she will do whatever it takes to get more food.

Her favorite thing to eat is... whatever you're eating.

So I have to keep her out of the kitchen area, and to do that I use a -

Giant screen door

It rests on the stairs and nearly blocks of all access to go up the stairs - so even if you wanted to walk up or down them you would have to move it or be really thin to squeeze yourself around it.

As soon as the first screen got put up, she would sit in front of it and strategize how to get around.

Here's why I'm telling you this

Not that I need an excuse - I love talking about her - but if I have a point or a "take away" about her today then this is it.

Every screen blockade that we have used... has eventually failed.

It may take her a few hours, a few days or even a few weeks - but she will stand down, intimidate, peck and fly at every door we use.  I used to think she just wanted to get upstairs but -

That's not it!

I realized this after she got upstairs and then came back down without even hunting for anything.

She just wants to know she can.

She just wants me to know I won't stop her.

She just wants to do it, to rise to - and beat - the challenge.

This isn't easy

To her, these doors must weigh a ton - and four vets have told me that for to move one is "impossible".

They didn't know her very well.

She has flown right through a door - and left a slit in it - she torn through another door from the ground up, she flew into one seven times before it got knocked over and then she flew upstairs -

She will NOT stop -

I just slow her down - but I've never stopped her.

Right now she is pacing back and forth, plotting her next move.

I love it.

She will NOT tire

She will NOT settle

She will NOT give in

She will NOT complain

She absolutely will NOT stop -

And, eventually, she will get upstairs

If, for no other reason, than to prove to me she can.

How can you not love this girl?

"...Raising Over 70 Grand
In Two Days


I cannot thank you enough for your material!  I know that you want to hear about specific examples of what we are doing with your strategies so here it goes.

Last week I read your brilliant examples of adding credibility to fund raising efforts with universities and the VFW associations.  Well I tried it and it the response was off the charts!!!

I'll spare you all the details but after I two presentations at my son's local community college I presented at a ABSW dinner to 50 audience members.  They were so impressed with my "experience" that I was one of the keynotes and two gentlemen offered over $20,000 in private money when I was done.  The kicker was that another gentlemen called me the next day and asked me to present to some of his friends at an advisory meeting.  There I had commitments of over $50,000.

This has changed everything and for the first time I have the financial backing to do as many deals as I want.  I have four offers and one already accepted, this month should be my best ever.

Thank You Azam!!!

Linda Dwine
Kent, Mi

Thanks Linda, and good news.  I think if you "broker" that money out instead of doing the deals you'll make more, but I'm thrilled you're putting this in place and I look forward to comments and sharing more of you Badassery...

- Azam

Finding the application of ideas -

To different situations is the definition of intelligence.

So when you hear somebody downplay an idea or concept because of their "area", "industry" or "business being different" they are - by definition - voluntarily being stupid.  They're, again by definition, not as smart as the Badass who finds the application.

So I recommend finding the application - make it "work for you", because if nothing else - you'll get smarter by doing this.

This week we're going to a video Episode:

How to use ugly "bandit" signs to make over ten grand a month, and how to keep them up no matter where you live... and other Badass stuff...


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