I have to start this review of these amazing shoes with a word or two about grounding.
We humans have been suffering for over a century from not grounding with the Earth enough. I guess it’s something to do with all the plastic footwear we all wear. I know myself that I have suffered from static shocks for years, and that whenever I wear certain trainers or walking shoes, all made of plastic, I could feel the charge building up in my legs.
Maybe it’s because of my sheer magnetism, or maybe it’s because, like all humans, I’m an electrical construct.
The point is, I really hated this static build up to the point where I’d nevervously close my car door after getting out because I knew there’d be a big spark. It’s not that it hurt so much, but they were uncomfortable and stressful.
Going back a few years when I was a “heart attack waiting to happen” and taking radical steps to improve my health, I came across this movie about grounding called, appropriately enough, “Grounded” which is an absolute must-watch. Here’s the trailer:
What I learned from the film, which is really a RE-discovery about the incredible healing effects of being ground, and connected to the Earth, led me to regularly walking barefoot, especially in wet grass – the feeling was just wonderful, and I noticed the health effects right away.
I graduated to getting myself a grounding mat from Amazon which you can place you feet on – especially good if you spend a lot of time at the computer like I do. You can check that out here:
In fact, I’d end up going on about grounding at my internet marketing seminars because the effects of it were so profound for my life.
It also led me to read the book “Earthing”, which I also highly recommend:
So, because I live in Morocco where it’s regularly been over 45 degrees Celsius throughout the summer, my mind went back to finding a grounding solution because I was spending a lot of time in plastic flip-flops which, although cool, were doing me no good at all.
Then one day, and I can’t remember how I came across them, I discovered this brilliant company in the States called Earth Runners, which had launched a minimilalist outdoor sandals company via a crowd funding campaign. According to their website:
“Earth Runners are grounded minimalist sandals inspired by the world renowned long distance runners,world renowned long distance runners, the Tarahumara Native American Indians of Northwestern Mexico. Our custom molded sandals recreate that one-of-a-kind primal experience of running or hiking barefoot, while minimizing risk of injury to your feet. Earth Runners give you that satisfying “ground feel,” while offering both protection and comfort in a great fitting sandal. What distinguishes Earth Runners from other minimalist sandals is our original design that allows you to absorb the ever-present subtle electrical energies of the earth: this provides an experience similar to going barefoot, while still enjoying a measure of safety from varied terrains or street hazards.
Our feet are our body’s natural connection to the Earth. Typical footwear blocks the incoming flow of vital bio input present on the earth, and thus impacts our health and how accurately our body is able to tell time. Earth Runner’s barefoot technology offers energy flow between the foot and earth. Our conductive laces ground you electrically by allowing electron transfer from the planet – direct to your body.”
Now, I had a problem in Morocco – whenever I’ve tried to get a parcel delivered here from overseas, they always get trapped in customs in Casablanca who then charge you a ridiculous sum of money to release them plus you have to waste a whole day making the 5 hour drive there from Marrakech. I learned this early on in my adventure here, so I was not going to take that risk. So I went ahead and purchased them and got them sent to my wife’s parents in Ireland, because we were due to visit there in the summer.
But, as often happens with the best laid plans, that visit did not occur, but finally after 5000 miles and two months I got my Earth Runners at the weekend and my God, are they good!
I realise you might not appreciate a piccy of my porkies, but here they are today in the midday sun:
Not only do they feel fantastically comfortable, it’s almost like there is no shoe there. The electrical swelling in my legs has gone and this morning I involuntarily sprinted upstairs to my office. At the top of the stairs I was like “wow, where did that come from?”, especially as I had been feeling more physically sluggish than usual throughout the entire summer in the heat.
I can literally feel the grounding and the increase in energy. I might even take the plunge and start running in these things (well, that’s what they’re really designed for).
Seriously – the idea of grounded shoes is going to take off. It’s totally logical, and once more people like me rave about the health benefits, the more people are going to demand them.
I am very grateful to Mike Dally, the genius behind Earth Runners, for making a truly excellent product. Thank you!
This question always makes me laugh. I’ve been hearing people proclaim SEO is dead since 2001.
The best way for me to answer this question is to take a look at one of our clients search data. For confidentiality reasons I can’t tell you what they sell. I can tell you that Google banned their Adwords account last year, because of their draconian policies about advertising natural remedies (because Big Pharma controls Google as well as the rest of the media) and I can tell you their CPC (cost per click) before they got banned (after spending £88,000) was about £1.
So, we got to work on their SEO, which included:
– On page optimisation
– sitemap optimisation
– image optimisation
– image syndication
– off page optimisation
I can tell you that we’re 6 months into the work and have yet to complete any of the above and we’re only just about to start on their Video SEO and syndication.
Despite that, this is what has happened to the natural organic traffic:
This shows an increase from an average 5,000 unique visitors in Sept – Jan, to over 20,000 in Feburary 2016.
That’s a 400% increase in traffic.
To put the value of this in terms a monkey could understand, that’s £252,000 worth of traffic (if they’d bought it from Google) over the next 12 months, without taking any further increases into account.
I can tell you clearly that what they are paying us is to achieve this is less than 30% of that.
MOZ only goes back so far, so I thought I’d take a look inside Google Analytics to compare this February with last February, which is before we started working with them:
I first came across the idea of your legal strawman a few years ago, and although some of the etymology in this video is questionable, it’s an excellent introduction to the ideas behind what is “legal” and what is “law”. If you’re unfamiliar with the concepts behind “Freeman of the Land”, you may find some of the content distressing and shocking but, on the road to personal freedom and personal sovereignty, it’s essential you acquaint yourself with this stuff. Enjoy…
Anne Pettifor helped wipe out $100 billions of debt for 35 of the poorest countries in Africa with the programme she helped found, Jubilee 2000. She was also director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics, PRIME and fellow at New Economics Foundation. She was one of the few people to publicly predict the 2007 financial crisis in 2003. When she speaks, we should listen.
Part of being a Sovereign Entrepreneur is getting wise to what’s really happening in the world of finance, not what the mainstream media is telling us what’s happening (they lie, would you believe?).
It is a mathematical certainty that the financial crash coming is going to be bigger than anything we’ve ever seen before. It’s our future at stake here. We hand over the reigns of control of our hard-earned cash to companies that are controlled by a very few people who’ve been conning us for centuries. Read The Creature from Jeckyll Island for some historical context.
Because we’re born into this system, we can’t see how fundamentally flawed it is. It is, as Anne says in the video, a blind spot for most people.
This is mainly due to ignorance. Our ignorance.
The key to surviving, and thriving through all this is education. You taking the decision to really educating yourself on how the system really works.
This excellent, and brief, interview with Anne from Renegade Inc’s Ross Ashcroft, is essential viewing if you’re on the journey to financial enlightenment (which I hope you are):
You may already have seen Renegade Inc.’s Four Horsemen documentary film. If not, check it out here.
You can follow Renegade Inc on Twitter here and I urge you to take a look at their Kickstarter campaign here because unless we, the people, start supporting people like this who want to get real information out into the world to educate the rest of us, the massive con-trick that is the current global economy will continue to tank and spank all of us.
Considering the banking system has already claimed the lives of 100s of millions of people by funding all sides on all of the wars in our recent history and taken most of our basic human rights away, I think we should stand up and start being counted.
We are many, they are few – and that’s what they are afraid of.