Some Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What is the Excellentway Society and my obligation if I become a member?
2. What does it mean to TTBE, "Try To Be Excellent?" Isn't everybody trying to be excellent?
3. Why called Excellentway?
4. Does one ever reach an excellent state?
5. What is so important about Trying To Be Excellent?
6. Why does personal membership cost $1000.00?
7. Are you a Non-Profit agency?
8. How can I become a member of the Excellentway Society?
9. What does the book, "One Excellent One, Looking For And Being..." by Hawk, have to do with the Excellentway Society?
10. What does the book. "One Excellent Place, Design And Creation..." by Hawk, have to do with the Excellentway Society?
11. What does the third new book by Hawk, about to be released, have to do with the Excellentway Society?
12. Whey sell groups or kits of items?
13. What is an Excellent Life Box?
14. Do I need to be an Excellentway Society Member to buy items?
15. What kinds of Excellent Projects do you work on?
16. How can I tell you about some excellent items I discovered?
17. What about the people in the photos?
18. Who really needs to be excellent? What's the difference if I am excellent or not?
19. Who are you to say what is excellent or not?
20. Why the web site Excellentway?
21. What is an Excellentway Lifetime System?
22. What is TAAX?
23. What is the problem with excellence?
24. What is the problem finding excellent items? What do you mean by keeping America first?
25. How many times is "Excellent" or some form of the word used on this web site?
26. Can a business help increase the morale of its work force, and promote the idea of excellence among its employees for an entire year? What does it cost?
27. Can an employer help it's employees prepare and manage a natural man-made disaster or emergency event?
28. How can I make a donation, apply for business membership, or otherwise support the philosophy of the Excellentway Society?
29. What is an Exway Code Number?
30. What is an Exway Agent?
31. What does it take to be an ExWay Agent?
32. What is an Exway Man or Exway Woman?
33. What if I am too busy to be excellent?
34. Can you be too excellent?
35. How many members are in the Excellentway Society?
36. What if all my efforts seem to have been wasted and little good has come of it?
37. What famous people might have been part of the Excellentway Society if given the chance?
38. Why is my membership mostly secret?
39. What if I can't do grand excellent things?
40. What is Res Praeclarus? What is Exsisto Praeclarus? What is Exsisto Unus Praeclarus Unus?
41. Are there really secret meetings?
42. Is there really a secret handshake?
43. Who are you trying to encourage to be more excellent?
44. What makes the items sold here excellent?
45. What is the Excellentway Five Circle Life Orgainization Method?
46. What are Emergency Stocks?
47. What is a Wisdom Plate?
48. Where should I place a Wisdom Plate?
49. What is a Hawk Oil Lamp?
50. What is One Excellent One Short Course DVD Training?
51. Do you really think that a business can sell Excellent Items, Try To Be Excellent Training and Consulting Services, Seminars, promote, encourage and inspire people to be more excellent, invent and create better things and systems, and actually make some kind of noble and honorable beneficial difference in the world?
52. What is the Starburst Decree(TM) mark?
53. What is the idea behind Trying To Be Excellent? What should be the question?
- 1. What is The Excellentway Society and my obligation if I become a member?
The Excellentway Society is a rather unique type of business promoting an excellent philosophy. The philosophical idea of "excellence" is far more important than merely selling things for profit. We try to encourage people to adopt systems and attitudes that can foster a wiser and more excellent life. We provide life coach and consulting services to individuals and businesses, and the various items that can help to make a better world...
We try to offer a complete system; the philosophy, the tools, the support, that can help form the basis for a more excellent you, and a more excellent world.
We promote the philosophy of "Trying To Be Excellent" and sell excellent items and the personal trainer consultations that may help to improve your attitude, your world, and the world in general...
See "EXCELLENTWAY SOCIETY: Mission, Membership, Functions" button.
You must promise and agree, you must do what you can to make your life, yourself, something more excellent than it is now... You must be more excellent to the people around you. You must try to be better than average, to do something more than just get by, to just exist. In all areas of your life, personal and business, you must find a way to improve, to conquer the details, to pay the price, to take the time, to take the effort, and do what it takes... to Try To Be Excellent. There is no obligation to purchase any other items.
- 2. What does it mean to TTBE, "Try To Be Excellent?" Isn't everybody trying to be excellent?
It is easier to say what it is not...You cannot Try To Be Excellent and also be mean or unfair. You cannot Try To Be Excellent and be sloppy or cluttered in your thinking, or with your surroundings. You cannot Try To Be Excellent and also be hopeless or insincere. You cannot Try To Be Excellent and also be arrogant, petty, or selfish. You cannot Try To Be Excellent and also be unprepared, unaware or unwise. You cannot Try To Be Excellent and also simply just exist... etc.
It is a dedicated attempt to consider your personal and business life, accept few compromises, imagine what would be excellent, and then doing what it takes, despite the world and the obstacles before you, to make it so.
No, most people just follow along, leading a life of little discipline, little demand, and shallow dreams... They react to what happens in their lives, rather than evolving from a base of confidence to acting on greater ideas...
Success is a byproduct of trying, and trying in an excellent manner, is a way, an excellent way, to live, more important than any success...
It takes a little something more, more time, more effort, and more of a dedicated will and attitude, than the usual efforts observed. Some people decide to make a more conscious effort to improve their own life and the lives of those around them, and even the world itself, in an excellent manner.
- 3. Why called Excellentway?
There are many ways to live... There may be an Excellent Way to see the world and live in a modern, wise, and honorable manner... Seek to live in an Excellent Way.
- 4. Does one ever reach an excellent state?
In a philosophical way, the journey is the goal, one never quite reaches the destination, because one can always try more, try harder, try in a different way... Trying To Be Excellent, goal and destination are the same...
- 5. What is so important about Trying To Be Excellent?
What you believe shapes the world around you, and builds the reality that you see, that you live. Choose carefully what you believe... Try to make the world a better place, one square inch at a time, something better for you, your loved ones, the world around you...
While the number of drug induced zombies around us increases, the number of honorable persons having an interest in common sense and the common good declines. There must be some kind of wisdom employed in response to the idiot monsters around us, or we become their slaves. When the idiot monsters have us in their grasp, only wisdom and wise actions can save us. Don't be a zombie if you can help it, because they serve no one except themselves and create nothing but an empty future.
- 6. Why does personal membership cost $1000.00?
The fee helps to keep membership small enough to offer a quality interactive and beneficial experience. It helps support the cost of Excellentway Society Rewards to people deemed "Trying To Be Excellent", day to day operating expenses, research and development of projects, and may even contribute to some little eventual profit. It also entitles members in good standing to receive a 10% discount on all Excellentway Items.
You can invest in a unique and fascinating type of business, and perhaps help to make your own life a little more excellent at the same time. We believe that a business can promote a good and wise philosophy and also sell the personal trainer involvement and items that can help make it happen. Words AND Actions, Thoughts AND Things, Knowing AND Doing...
Of course you can adopt the philosophy of the Excellentway Society and Try To Be Excellent without becoming a member. You may buy the book, order an Excellent Life Box, an uplifting seminar, or simply just visit the web site from time to time if it might encourage you, without ANY obligation to become a member.
Encouraging the philosophy itself is more important than selling things...
- 7. Are you a Non-Profit Agency?
No. We are a rather unique type of business promoting the idea of excellence. A business can do more than simply sell things for profit. We try to promote both the wisdom of Trying To Be Excellent and also sell items that can help to make it so.
- 8. How can I become an Excellentway Society Member?
See the "EXCELLENTWAY SOCIETY: Mission, Membership, Functions" button.
- 9. What does the book, "One Excellent One, Looking For And Being..." by Hawk, have to do with The Excellentway Society?
The book represents the general philosophy of the Excellentway Society and acts as a working manual for members. Available here and also online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc. It is free with your Excellentway Society membership.
Try to be One Excellent One.
- 10. What does the new book, "One Excellent Place, Design And Creation..." by Hawk, have to do with the Excellentway Society?
The book continues the philosophical futuristic view of the society, that our current structures and cities are flawed and that we can do much better. We should not only Try To Be Excellent personally, but apply the same wise and excellent methods to the structures and cities that we create. The book is an overview of an attempt to create the sub-systems and explore the possible designs for an ultra modern structure or city. If enough funding can be generated, attempts will be made to actually create such an Excellent Place. The book is available here or also online at Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, etc. It is free with your Excellentway Society membership.
Try to design and create excellent places.
- 11. What does the new book by Hawk about to be released, have to do with the Excellentway Society?
This is the last book in a trilogy of books about excellence, concerning the projects in your life. Take hold of your life. Decide the projects that you should be working on, and find more productive ways or systems to work on them. The book may encourage you to, "Project Your Life!"
Try to work on more excellent projects.
- 12. Why sell groups or kits of items?
We often provide groups of items or kits, since they can provide a wider variety of capabilities for a wider variety of circumstances. Not just prepared for one type of situation, but excellently prepared for multiple types of situations. The group represents a Lifetime System Method, an excellent attitude and method about being wise and capable about your life. It also encourages the sharing of items with friends or loved ones, and the upgrading of equipment to a higher standard. Trying To Be Excellent in a wise and comprehensive way, you help to support the Excellentway Society and the honorable goals of the business, and make your world a better and happier place.
- 13. What is an Excellent Life Box?
This is an Excellentway Society Lifetime System product intended to help focus and concentrate your attention on new ideas, new projects, your goals and dreams.
It is a simple way to inspire and encourage someone to consider their life and how they might make it something more excellent. It consists of a tough weather resistant yellow plastic case and placed within; the book "One Excellent One, Looking For And Being... by Hawk", the book "One Excellent Place, Design And Creation... by Hawk, and an Index Card Notebook. You can read the books, consider how your life could be more excellent, make notes and plans with the notebook, keep your new project ideas in the box... and perhaps build a better life for your self, your family, those you love... You don't need to wait. You don't need bulldozers and thousands of dollars to renew your life into something more excellent. You can make your world something more excellent, one small chess move at a time...
Use simple excellent tools. Focus! Get Inspired! Inspire others! You can do great things, not always in great leaps, but often just one small step at a time...
See "3/ PERSONAL ITEMS" button or "4/ PROJECT ITEMS" button."
- 14. Do I need to be an Excellentway Society Member to purchase items?
No. Items are available to everyone.
However, a 10% discount will be provided to Excellentway Society members in good standing.
You may of course also embrace the philosophy of the Excellentway Society, without being a member. The noble goal of Trying To Be Excellent is by far more important than selling things.
- 15. What kinds of Excellent Projects do you work on?
We are working on a variety of projects both large and small, which either help the individual to be more excellent day to day, or which can help to create a better world for all.
We are trying to prototype a new method to heat and cool inside or outside areas without burning fossil fuels and generating greenhouse gasses. This is a sub system to the greater goal of building better and ultra-modern structures or cities.
We constantly search the world for items that can help to make you and your world something more excellent. We try to promote the idea of a simple but excellent quality mode of living... The searching is easier than the finding of such items... Excellent ideas are often expressed by weak and flawed designs in an effort to acquire the most profit.
Where we cannot find excellent items, we try to research and develop our own ideas.
The goal is to find better ways to help you or the world be something more excellent...
- 16. How can I tell you about some excellent item I discovered?
Send us an E Mail, or if you are an Original Equipment Manufacturer, after permission from us, send a sample... See General Ordering Information. Thanks.
- 17. What about the people in the photos?
Someone Trying To Be Excellent... Or two people both Trying To Be Excellent... Both seeking the same goal.. of the same mind... Both loving life and people, both disappointed by some of those whom they have trusted, or circumstances beyond their control... Instead of being cynical or bitter, now both trying to be more loving and giving, both trying harder to become more of what they should be, reaching further than they thought possible. Both becoming happier and more fulfilled by this conscious effort of trying to be excellent. Both have a say in the world they create together...
Each is trying to be excellent on their own... yet also for that person that they may meet, now know, or even once knew... for each other...
- 18. Who really needs to be excellent? What's the difference if I am excellent or not?
You can of course be as excellent as you might imagine, or not even consider the idea, and it may only affect a small number of people... But certain people and groups have an obligation, have a responsibility to others and MUST endeavor to be excellent, to be wise, smart, and ready for the people depending on them...
Most people never even consider the idea of trying to be more excellent, how they might design their life to better accomplish more of what they dream or desire... Yet those who make the effort often feel more empowered and aware, and happier than they once were...
- 19. Who are you to say what is excellent or not?
We have no special abilities and don't pretend to be better or more astute than anyone else. However, we wish to promote the idea of excellence, self life awareness and consideration, encourage hope, and provide some excellent things and ideas that may make your world, our world, a better place.
- 20. Why the web site Excellentway?
It was created to promote the idea of excellence, to encourage you to try to be excellent, and to make the world a more excellent place. Your world is your self, all within your view, all that you can touch, and further... Make the effort, take the time and trouble, to make your world something more excellent.
We are trying to promote an idea of excellence, and items that can help people to be more excellent, not just sell things. We are trying to encourage people who can see the wisdom in the idea of trying to be excellent. There is a greater good in trying to encourage people to be excellent, more organized and efficient, wiser, and kinder, than in selling any item. We are trying to demonstrate the idea that certain items and certain groups of items can be used as part of an Excellentway Lifetime System to help focus and motivate you. Such items can help to promote a better attitude and a more excellent life.
You can make a commitment to Try To Be Excellent by becoming a member of the Excellentway Society or by purchasing the book "One Excellent One, Looking For And Being...," by Hawk, if it might help. You can try to change your life a little each day into something more excellent than it is now...
- 21. What is an Excellentway Lifetime System?
There are all kinds of methods and madness to the way humans live and work day to day. Many events are repeated. There may be excellent ways to perform certain activities, or Lifetime Systems, that once created can be used over and over for a lifetime, with positive results.
Try to assume an excellent attitude towards life and adopt excellent ways of living, that can be used for a lifetime. Seek excellent ways rather than short term solutions, shallow efforts, or no system at all. Many things about life and living are events repeated... Select an Excellentway Lifetime System, an excellent style to get them done, to express yourself, to grow and become wiser and kinder...
- 22. What is TAAX?
It is an acronym for Think First, Then Act, Assume The Responsibility, Do The Excellent Thing.
- 23. What is the problem with excellence?
There appears to be a general lack of excellence in America, and many other places around the world today. Wisdom, kindness, and generosity are often replaced with greed, selfishness, laziness, and uncaring attitude.
We must seize this day, this very moment, and look hard and carefully at the life we know, the world around us, and our very selves. Then, in a flash of inspiration we should plan, organize and implement new ideas and new projects, refresh grand old ideas, invest in new visions, suddenly be renewed and more awakened, to create something better and more excellent! The real American soul and spirit is stronger than tough times, but needs more encouragement, more dedicated actions!
EX IT UP! GET EXCELLENT!
We must fight the natural urge to just occupy ourselves with simple stupid things and do nothing about our selves, others around us, the world itself...
WE MUST DO WHAT IT TAKES TO BE MORE EXCELLENT!
In our own personal lives, in our business and work lives, in the ways we treat others and the greater world itself...
We should grow stronger and more resolute, attempt the wise, kind, and impossible thing, and failing at that, try and try again, until we do succeed, and the world a far better place... Not at just succeeding, but at all the hard work and trying that touched a thousand different people in a thousand excellent ways, along the way...
- 24. What is the problem of finding excellent items? What do you mean by keeping America first?
There is a real and tangible lack of quality and reliability in most items made today, regardless of their origin, possibly due to the greed and selfishness found in human nature. However, we continually search the world for the best quality products, "res praeclarus", things excellent, to help members or others to be more excellent.
Where possible without reducing our standards, we will choose to buy American made products and support and encourage the growth and sustenance of the American spirit and economy. We will do everything in our power to promote new research and development of projects that will provide jobs and growth for the American economy and the world, despite the times, in an excellent manner. Help The World, Favor U.S.A.
There is also a real panic and lack of compassion in corporate America today because of the hard times and changing economy. Instead of being a little compassionate, understanding, and reasonable, corporate America is being ruthless and without remorse to their clients who simply can't afford business as usual, and who need a break. These corporations have little honor, and even less common sense. Try to avoid being indebted to these corporate bullies. We can do better.
EX it up America!
- 25. How many times is "Excellent" or some form of the word used on this web site?
Unknown. Many times. Repetition is an ex.. good way to focus on a certain idea, stress a certain thought, encourage a specific attitude. The word for today, here and now, is "Excellent."
- 26. Can a business help increase the morale of its work force, and promote the idea of excellence among its employees for an entire year? What does it cost?
An intense and unique way for the Human Resources Department or any size firm, to increase the awareness and promote the idea of excellence among its employees, the most important resources of any business, for an entire year. An inspiring seminar, training aids, up to 20 hours of personal one on one Excellentway Personal Trainer Consultations for each member, and encouragement and inspiration for personal or business backed community projects.
A small business up to 10 people, may sponsor the business for a $50,000.00 initiation fee and $1000.00 per person, per year, or simply pay the membership fees for employees without sponsorship.
A larger corporate sponsor up to 100 members, may sponsor the business for an initiation fee of 100,000.00 and $1000.00 per person, or again, simply pay or help pay the membership fees for their employees.
The difference between corporate sponsorship and single membership is that with a sponsor we can help employees work together as a more excellent team, and for personal memberships, we concentrate on advancing the individual.
Limited membership available.
Unlike other consultants who give a quick seminar and something to read, each member has access to a personal Excellentway Society trainer/consultant to provide inspiration and encouragement, for the entire membership year.
If sponsored by a company, we will support various internal or external projects that exemplify the mission of the Excellentway Society. However, we must restrict membership in order to offer a quality one on one interactive experience, and actually promote and encourage the philosophy of the society with words AND actions.
Please understand also, that we are not a good fit for companies trying to "fix" their morale or employee problems. We are a better match for a supporting sponsor or employees who all ready have good morale, and are seeking to encourage even a more excellent state of mind and work place.
An excellent way to promote the idea of excellence, not just at work, but in the day to day lives of your employees. Trying To Be Excellent in both your personal and business life, a noble goal...
See the "EXCELLENTWAY SOCIETY: Mission, Membership, Functions" button.
- 27. Can an employer help its employees prepare in advance of a natural or man-made disaster or emergency event?
Yes, The Work To Home Emergency Supplies Program provides a system of emergency stocks of supplies that are custom designed for each employee AND their family. In the event of an emergency situation or condition the employees may use the supplies at the business, or take them home for their families when possible. An excellent way to show your employees that you really do care about them, and possibly even help ensure their survival. Training seminars included. Be Wise, Be Smart, Be Ready. Additional personal or group supplies may also be ordered, depending on your readiness plans.
See "1/ CORE SURVIVAL - EMERGENCY STOCKS" button, and the "WORK TO HOME EMERGENCY SUPPLIES PROGRAM"
- 28. How can I make a donation, apply for business membership, or otherwise support the philosophy of The Excellentway Society?
Just Try To Be Excellent in your day to day life, or become a Personal or Business Member of The Excellentway Society, buy some items, and, or, donate funds to support or invest in the business. See also "Help An Excellent Project/Investors Wanted" button. Contact Hawk at: Thehwk@yahoo.com.
- 29. What is an Exway Code Number?
An Excellentway Society Agent in good standing may present their personal Excellentway Society ID Tag and ExWay Code Number to someone if they witness them perform some kind of excellent deed or action and observe them "Trying To Be Excellent," in some manner...
This person then has the opportunity to go to the Excellentway web site, enter some information including the ExWay Code Number and the Date it was given, and may discover that "something excellent" comes their way...
- 30. What is an ExWay Agent?
An ExWay Agent is an Excellentway Society Member in good standing who acts in some honorable way to promote the philosophy of the society. An agent of modern times who has an old soul style and class to them. Please assist all authorized ExWay Agents.
- 31. What does it take to be an ExWay Agent?
Membership is not for everyone. Most people don't think too much about philosophy, wisdom, or excellence... Most people are too busy just going from day to day... let alone thinking about it. The world is full of words and good intentions, even wisdom, all around us. Few notice, few take hold, and even fewer are confident enough to make a commitment, to change some things, to be more excellent... for themselves, and more importantly for the others around them, the world itself.
- 32. What is an ExWay Man, or ExWay Woman?
It is a general term applied to people who have adopted the Trying To Be Excellent philosophy and live their commitment by their actions. An ExWay Man/ExWay Woman is someone who lives a modern progressive lifestyle and tries to be strong, wise, and loving, they try to be excellent. They follow the philosophy of the society but are not members.
- 33. What if I am too busy to be excellent?
You can try to be excellent in at least one small way, somehow, someway, no matter how busy you are. Trying To Be Excellent is a life style. It has nothing to do with how busy you are.
Try To Be Excellent in every project of your day, or at least one single project. Either consider something new or better, and put it in writing, make a plan; clean something to an excellent state, repair or replace something to an excellent condition, possibly upgraded, attempt to build or create something from parts and pieces, help someone else in some excellent manner, or finish an old project...
Smile at your accomplishments and keep some meaning to your life and the direction of your efforts. Every step you take brings you either closer to your goals and dreams or further from them. Live in an excellent manner.
- 34. Can you be too excellent?
One can never really be too excellent, there is always another kindness you can deliver, some new project you can contribute your wisdom or efforts to, some word, thought, or deed that will help make the world a better place...
You may have too many projects all going at the same time of course, which is easy to determine by the amount of inactivity they accumulate. If a project goes 30 or more days without attention, you are probably too busy. Reduce your projects to those you can actually devote some amount of time and effort to, at least once every 15 days. Finish something excellent.
Of course you can also be too much of a "perfectionist," to the point that it ruins the rest of your life, your relationships, etc. In which case, you should seek counseling. If everything "just has to be perfect" for you to be happy, seek help to understand why you feel that way and what you can do to make things better.
Become More Aware, Focus and Consider certain areas of your life, Resolve to make things better, then Act. Try To Be Excellent, but don't let it ruin your life or harm others.
- 35. How many members are in the Excellentway Society ?
When membership reaches 1000, we will mention it here and perhaps have a little party. The good that may be encouraged and which is often not measurable, is of course, more important. :)
- 36. What if all my excellent efforts seem to have been wasted and little good has come of it?
Your every move and persistent efforts create some kind of energy and result, and some good becomes real somewhere in the world. Perhaps not always within your immediate view, as quickly as you might wish, or even within your knowing... However, you are better for your beliefs and convictions, for Trying To Be Excellent. Be a little sad if you must, but don't give up! You have the power to do what it takes, to try to make beautiful things happen, and fight the good fight. You may give up on what you expect of others and so be disappointed, but don't give up on yourself! You can succeed despite others, despite the world... We appreciate your good efforts and thank you!
- 37. What famous people might have been part of the Excellentway Society if given the chance?
Einstein, Lombardi, Walt Disney, Frank Lloyd Wright, Edison, Marie Curie, Sir Arthur Connan Doyle, Martin Luther King, Tesla, Chief Geronimo, Amelia Earhart, Lincoln, Gandhi? Well, at least we would like to think so... Each excellent in their own style... Try to Be Excellent in your own unique way...
- 38. Why is my membership mostly secret?
Because good deeds and honorable intentions should speak in actions, not words or grand advertisement. Grand efforts should follow simple words. The most petty people use empty words instead of actions and bellow their goodnesss. The Excellentway Society helps to encourage your excellent attitude and excellent projects, which should stand on their own and speak for themselves...
Members should acknowledge their membership in The Excellentway Society only:
1. If someone directly asks you if you are a member of The Excellentway Society.
2. If you try to reward someone else who has done something excellent.
3. If you are involved in an Excellentway Project.
The Excellentway Society will acknowledge your membership only if asked directly.
Otherwise your membership and the Excellentway Society should be kept secret.
- 39. What if I can't do grand excellent things?
Well, you might if you keep trying... Your mind set and persistence is the key. Never easy, never should be. Stretch further than you can, try to do the impossible, some immense excellent thing... And if not the world today, then one small beautiful dedicated attempt, a simple kind gesture, a smile, a plan for tomorrow... Your simple small attempt may be something grand and world changing in itself, just not within your knowing...
Ignore the negative people around you, and ADD. Just ADD. Always Determined Dedicated. Keep adding one small attempt, thought, plan, action, after another... Surround yourself with grand and excellent efforts of all kinds and sizes...
Awake and start your day reviewing the excellent things you did yesterday or within the last few days. Build from there... Take some strength and reward in the good projects you have accomplished. Remember that your domain, your world, is all that presents itself to you, all that you see, hear, and touch. By your presence it is also your responsibility, no matter how many others share such a duty. Do what it takes to keep your world excellent, especially when the others ignore the details.
Remember too, that "impossible" is a temporary state of mind, unless you convince yourself otherwise.
- 40. What is Res Praeclarus? It means Things Excellent.
What is Exsisto Unus Praeclarus Unus? It means Be One Excellent One.
What is Exsisto Praeclarus? It means Be Excellent.
- 41. Are there secret meetings?
Yes, Secret Meetings are scheduled at various times and places for all members in good standing, family, friends, and interested parties. Please do not openly advertise the dates or locations of secret meetings. Thank You.
See "EXCELLENTWAY SOCIETY: Mission, Membership, Functions" button.
- 42. Is there really a secret handshake?
New Members First Year:
.....Fist Bump, Then ONE flick Of Wrist To The Right
Seasoned Members, Two Or More Subsequent Membership Years:
.....Fist Bump, Then TWO Flicks Of The Wrist To The Right.
Master Excellentway Agents:
.....Fist Bump, Then THREE Flicks Of The Wrist To The Right.
- 43. Who are you trying to encourage to be more excellent?
We are trying to encourage all good and honorable people to try harder, to try in more efficient ways, to have hope, to enjoy the struggle itself, and to be more excellent!
- 44. What makes the items sold here excellent?
The items should make you, your life, the world in general, a more excellent place. In a world where we are constantly adding things around us, certain things make us better, other things just clutter the view... Choose wisely. Certain combinations also, create something better than any item alone and can be the basis for a Lifetime System that once created, can be used for a lifetime.
In life, where you are what you choose, and you become something of the things around you, try to choose excellent things, excellent combinations, and delete the other stuff in your way. The item should have a progressive, functional, strong, simple design, and appears easily outstanding compared to other similar items. This item helps to make you and your life, and the world in general, a more excellent place. Certain items also can be used as Excellentway Society Motivational Focus Points, to help make your life more excellent, inspire, and remind you.
- 45. What is the Excellentway Five Circle Life Organization Method?
This is a way to consider things and people, the world you encompass, the world of people and things around you, in five circles.
You might consider that there are five circles about your life; Core Survival Circle, a Personal Circle, a Living Circle, a Project Circle, and a Core Philosophy Circle. Consider the circles of experience and items that surround you, overlap, combine, and represent your reality.
Core Survival: Start with the basics and be prepared for emergencies or bad weather events. You may purchase our Food, Water, and Equipment Pallet Systems that create a dedicated space and storage area for the supplies you may need in the event of bad weather or emergencies. We also provide the training and support so that you can "Be Wise, Be Smart, Be Ready!"
Personal Items: Consider the items you carry closest to you, on your person or nearest you.
Living Items: Consider the items about your life, in your living space, about your home, in your vehicle, or at work.
Project Items: Consider those items that will help organize you and your projects, and help to promote and encourage the philosophy of Trying To Be Excellent.
Also then consider your Core Philosophy, the wisdom you follow, the essence of you, and how you might become more excellent by thought and action. We offer consulting and training to help you become more excellent about your life...
Let the excellent items around you focus your attention, motivate and encourage an excellent attitude, and a better and more excellent life.
See the "EXCELLENTWAY 5 CIRCLE LIFE ORGANIZATION METHOD" button.
- 46. What are Emergency Stocks?
We provide pallets of water, food and equipment in an organized and efficient storage system for the possible use in bad weather or emergency events. We create a permanent, yet movable, system that can be periodically updated, renewed and re-supplied. We also provide the training and support so that you can be wise, be smart, be ready.
See "1/ CORE SURVIVAL - EMERGENCY STOCKS" button.
- 47. What is a Wisdom Plate?
A Wisdom Plate is a 1/4" thick piece of stainless steel plate, suitable for display inside or on an outside wall, with some little wisdom or interesting thought imprinted on a mirror like finish.
Commissions also taken for the creation of original but non-exclusive quotes on specific subjects starting at $2500.00, please inquire.
Be wise in your reflection. Two sizes are available:
STANDARD HAWK WISDOM PLATE:....12" x 18" x 1/4" [1' x 1.5' @ 15 lbs]
LARGE HAWK WISDOM PLATE:...........36" x 54" x 1/4" [3' x 4.5' @ 140 lbs]
Additional mounting hardware kits, photo mounting kits to mount photos in front of plate, and even custom photos by commission, are available.
See "#3/ LIVING ITEMS - WISDOM PLATES" button.
- 48. Where should I place a Wisdom Plate?
Almost anywhere, inside or outside, at work, building lobby, home, patio, or elsewhere... A dry and clean or semi-protected area may be best. It is mostly highly reflective, and shows something of the area where it is placed. Keep in mind that it may reflect sunlight or other lights in the area. Test for the best placement under all possible conditions before permanently installing it.
- 49. What is a Hawk Oil Lamp?
This is a modern, urban sculpture, heavy duty stainless steel pole oil lamp for permanent or semi-permanent placement in hard soil, rock, or concrete. One side of it is engraved with a Hawk Wisdom Quote and it uses three 1/2" wicks to create a nice flame for about 20 hours. Great for emergency outside lighting or general ambiance, and built to last 100 years. Yes, really...
See "Hawk Oil Lamp".
- 50. What is One Excellent One Short Course DVD Training?
This is a quick way to proceed at your own pace, become more aware about the concept of Trying To Be Excellent, and follow Challenge Assignments to help you to be more organized and efficient. A way to improve your attitude and methods and develop Excellentway Lifetime Systems, to create a more excellent and happier life.
- 51. Do you really think that a business can sell Excellent Items, Try To Be Excellent Training And Consulting Services, give Seminars, promote, encourage and inspire people to be more excellent, invent and create better things and systems, and actually make some kind of noble and honorable beneficial difference in the world?
Yes, we do... and after 17 years, we are even more encouraged, and more dedicated to such efforts!
- 52. What is the Starburst Decree(TM) mark?
This is a mark that notifies all that a certain person, area, or place may be under video or other recording and documentation, that the user of said mark agrees to manage the gathered information with reason and compassion, and that they are trying to make a better, more excellent world. License, patches, decals, and even stainless steel plaques are available!
- 53. What is the idea behind Trying To Be Excellent? What should be the question?
"There is an endless beauty to hope and to work." - Hawk
Perhaps not every day, but perhaps once a week or even more often, the question is not; "What Would Be Good?" Although that is a good start! The question is:
............................................ - "WHAT WOULD BE EXCELLENT ??" -
Try to do the things that make you smile at yourself. When you lift your weary head from all the time, effort, and struggle, discover the world smiling back at you. Listen to the wind and the music that is there, all around you. You are not alone. You are part of a great symphony of people. We are all in this together. Sing and laugh with those around you, pull together, help one another...
You have the ability to be more excellent.
You can accomplish greater things then you are now aware.
You can make a difference in the world around you.
It IS up to you:
GET EXCELLENT !
DO THE EXCELLENT !
Any Time NOW! :)