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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Book Review: Rich Dad Poor Dad

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Robert Kiyosaki has built an impressive career around the principles he teaches in this short easy to read book. A best seller on the new York Times Best Seller List for over 6 years the financial lessons are compelling.

It is written in the manner of a parable, and Kiyosaki has been evasive when questioned about the actual existence in real life of the two central characters. The folksy story telling style that he uses is a lot more palatable and digestible than any dreary economics manifesto I’ve ever read.
What are the key points in the book?

The Rich Don’t Work For Money.
Instead of working for a pay cheque and living in fear and ignorance, they harness the power of money and have it work for them. The rich understand that money is an illusion. If everyone cashed in their assets tomorrow there just wouldn’t be enough to go around.

Financial Literacy.
You need to understand the difference between an asset and a liability. An asset is something that puts money in your pocket, and a liability is what takes money out of your pocket. Ask this question with regard to your current possessions. Is your car, your home, your computer, income producing or not?
Interestingly Kiyosaki notes that a business is only an asset, if someone else manages it. Otherwise it is simply a job.

Inability to Overcome 5 Obstacles.

• Fear
• Cynicism
• Laziness
• Bad habits
• Arrogance

Getting Started.
• Find a compelling ambition
• Choose carefully how you invest. Start with financial education.
• Pick your associates and peer groups carefully
• Master a strategy and then find a new one
• Create discipline and pay your self first
• Pay your advisors well
• Pay for your luxuries out of your asset column
• Find heroes or role models to inspire you
• Become a teacher of what you learn

Kiyosaki confronts conventional wisdom. He suggests that most people are blinkered and imprisoned by a financial slave mentality that people have in the pursuit of the paycheque. Opportunities abound and are missed by most people, because they haven’t been taught how to master their twin emotions of fear and greed.

The underlying theme is that knowledge is power and money is something to be mastered and not feared.

Kiyosaki ha s recently co-authored a book with the King of Capitalism, Donald Trump, suggesting his philosophies have the seal of approval from even the biggest of financial investors.

Your Net Biz Australia

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Just a quick post and link to my other business Blog-I'll try not to cross pollinate too much and keep these posts for general Online Marketing resources.

As you can see I'm not a techno wizz by any stretch of the imagination, and if you pop over to the Blog linked below, you'll see that you don't have to be too clever to throw a few ideas together, and link to resources put together by rather clever people!

I think I prefer Blogger for my daily updates, but Word Press is incredibly popular and does give you some different layout features and options. this is a new Blog and will take shape very shortly-hope you like!

This is my primary Internet Marketing Business vehicle, obviously internet marketing knows no geographical boundaries, but whilst your Net Biz is growing like wildfire in the US and UK I think Australia is waiting in the shadows a bit, but should be next cab off the rank.

If you are looking to venture into this world or re enter, I'd love to have you on board so just connect.

I hate hype so no big pitch, maybe just check us out.

Cheers Kiaran

Your Net Biz Australia

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Vision Versus Purpose-Thought For The Day.

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I was recently revisiting a book from 1990 'the Fifth Discipline" by Peter M Senge, and there's a chapter on Personal Mastery that caught my attention. He talks about creating personal mastery by developing a disciplined approach. Mastery of any subject be it Art, Music, Carpentery or Cooking is achieved by continually practicing fundamental principles until they become conditioned and automatic.

Senge makes the point that having Goals and Aspirations does not equate to having vision, and furthermore, few adults have any real vision.

So what is Vision?
Here's an example. You have a goal to achieve your MBA and start a new business. This however is a means to an end, not the end as such. Vision is applying focus on the result. Perhaps the feelings of accomplishment within your peer group, or the life balance choices that would emerge from being more autonomous, or the material benefits that would subsequently flow through.

So if a goal represents the vehicle or means to the end. To get a better job. Earn more money, buy a Porsche etc. The Vision is the ultimate destination. Financial independence, the respect of your peers, successfully raising a family,  essentially that which fulfills your sense of self worth.

Where does Purpose fit in to this equation?
  Purpose is more abstract. Vision is tangible, a destination, and quantifiable. Purpose encompasses the Why?  Fewer  people have a real conscious sense of purpose to their lives than have Vision. 

Look at your goals and ask Why? I want a better job. Why? so i can buy a sports car?  Why? So I can impress the 'chicks'. Why?  So I can feel like a winner. So that's the reason you want a better job!

Perhaps it would be more useful to examine what our Purpose in life is, and work back from that and clarify how that translates into a Vision, and then set goals in accordance with this clear vision.

Working 60 hours per week in a job you hate, in order to buy a flash car and live in a million dollar house, seems contradictory if your purpose is to have an awesome relationship with your family and to wake up every morning with adrenaline filled excitement for the day ahead.

If your goals are leading to stresssed out days and fractured relationships and poor health, then something is clearly out of kilter.

Identify your Purpose, build a Vision that's congruent with reaching that destination, and only then set your goals.

Just a thought. What do you reckon? I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thought For The Day

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I quite like this quote from John Assaraf-it complements my thoughts entirely. What do you think?

" I just do not hang around anybody that I don't want to be with. Period. For me, that's been a blessing, and I can stay positive. I hang around people who are happy, who are growing, who want to learn, who don't mind saying sorry or thank you...and are having a fun time."

Monday, October 26, 2009

Is MLM Legitimate?

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I will preface the following by stating that I am not an MLMer but many of my colleagues are, and in the current climate of financial uncertainty it is an option many are looking at.

I have tried to give a simple unbiased opinion of the pro's and cons of the industry so that you can draw your own conclusions.

Is MLM legitimate?

The recent global recession has not coincidentally corresponded to resurgence in some previously uncool forms of marketing, such as Multi-Level Marketing, Party Plan and home based Internet Marketing.

Companies such as Amway, Tupperware, Mary Kay Cosmetics and such like are having significant successes in their recent recruitment drives.

Multi-Level Marketing has a stigma attached to it for decades, with polarizing attitudes that have contributed to family tensions and damaged friendships. Some people would be more supportive if you announced that you had joined a new age cult.
The legitimacy or otherwise of these direct selling organizations is an issue of both legal and moral standing.

What exactly is Multi Level Marketing? (MLM)

It is a marketing strategy to sell goods or services through a network of independent distributors.
Income is derived from the sales derived from the network of personally recruited members, usually as a result of personal sales and over-rides on the teams’ volume.

Legal legitimacy.

Countries have individual laws that define the legality of sales and marketing techniques. There is a Grey area that many companies need to navigate which is regarding the issue of definition.

The biggest compliance issue is that concerning pyramid selling, which is usually considered illegal. Most contemporary MLM companies are able to comply and adhere to local legislation, but often walk a fine line, as interpretations can vary.

Moral legitimacy.

Prior to the Internet, recruitment was conducted with an almost evangelical zeal, with many organizations using huge motivational rallies and sales techniques that were frowned upon by many non-believers.

Some criticism and stigma has come from the perception that many of the bigger organizations inculcate members by indoctrination.
Mass direct marketing to friends relatives and anyone with a pulse, many of whom have no interest in joining often alienates and causes relationship fractures and residual bitterness.

In recent years there has been a quite a shift in credibility and professionalism. Well-respected authors and entrepreneurs have started to endorse MLM. Robert Kiyosaki and Donald Trump are two that come to mind.
Internet marketing allows members to strategically attract like-minded people into their network. Training is more streamlined and success is less dependent on the cult of charisma, and perhaps more equitable

Financial Legitimacy.

The compensation plans vary from company to company, and are a tool for soliciting new recruits. The power of compounding numbers can suggest that massive incomes can be earned simply from sponsoring a few people who do the same ad infinitum. Pick a number and double it ten times over and then imagine that number represented your network of distributors, who all sell and consume the companies’ lotions and potions. The lure of over-ride commissions for very little work can attract many naive members, who subsequently depart disillusioned, weeks, months or years later.

As a vehicle to create passive income there are many benefits to investing the time, energy and money to create a solid passive income. Like most things in life however, there is rarely a free lunch, and those that succeed will be those that combine ambition with a verifiable action plan and under the umbrella of a stable and trustworthy organization.

There are very few success stories in any form of business in the absence of a coherent mentoring program and this scribbler suggests that it is imperative you choose your mentor carefully.

Book Review: The Success Principles by Jack Canfield

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With the advent of Blogs and condensed information, deconstructed to the point it can be fitted on a postage stamp (if you remember what that is!) it is becoming quite rare to find content rich information in non digital form that doesn’t bore you to tears before you've completed the forward and acknowledgments segment.
Jack Canfield comes from the old school of authors., passionate about his work, including marketing it.  You may remember Canfield as a co-author of the phenomenally successful ‘Chicken Soup’ books. The incredible sales success of this series is testament to the utilization of the very principles that Canfield espouses.
J.C’s ‘The Success Principles’ book, has been on the bookshelves for a few years now, and recently I’ve noticed it on a few of my colleagues’ home and work shelves.
Unlike many motivational and self-help type books, Canfield avoids simply writing a book to fit a book title. With respect to some inspirational authors, it seems like some of them try to offer panacea solutions to life’s difficulties around one-dimensional philosophies. A format that seems to work very well in selling Diet books.
‘The One minute manager”, “Million Dollar Marketing”, “Success Mindset” and any other number of headline solutions, that suggest an instant remedy to all that ails us, are obviously going to be less than comprehensive.
“The Success Principles” is a simple title that states what the book is about, and expands upon the mysteries that it unravels with graphic illustrations, anecdotes, easy to read stories that we can relate to, involving contemporary people we’re probably familiar with. 
The problem I’ve found with a lot of similar type books, is that whilst they can be interesting and thought provoking to read, within a few days, the message has all but been forgotten. Like a burger at your favourite fast food outlet, it serves a purpose at the time but is rarely an event that leaves an indelible imprint.
This book however is rich with Action exercises. For those that believe in the concept of application of knowledge rather than relying on simply contemplation, there is a real treasure trove of useful action steps to follow.
Many of the Principles are less than earth shattering, yet few of us probably actually live our lives in accordance with them.
This is one of those books you could keep in your car and randomly open a page, read a few paragraphs and feel nourished and energized.
The following are just a few morsels to whet your appetite.

  • Take 100% responsibility for your life and give up making excuses.
  • Notice what’s working and not working.
  • Decide what you want and stop settling for less.
  • Become an Inverse Paranoid.
  • Create a breakthrough goal.
  • See what you want and get what you see.
  • Take Action.
  • Feel the fear and do it anyway.
  • Practice Persistence.
  • Exceed expectations.
  • Transcend limiting beliefs.

The above barely scrapes the surface, yet every principle has it’s own profound truth. Definitely a book that won’t go out of fashion, as the lessons are timeless

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Thought For the Day

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"Doing more of what doesn't work won't make it any better"
Charles J. Givens-Wealth Without Risk-

My latest book review coming very shortly. This is an absolute must read for those looking to get into gear and achieve some real life changing goals. The book is "The Success Principles" by Jack Canfield.

For Inspiration, Motivation and specific strategies to build an online empire connect below or Facebook me. http://whoiskiaranfinn.com

Alternatively drop your details in the box on the right, so we can stay in touch.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Do You really Think You Have Problems-Watch And Be Inspired!

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This Video's been around for awhile 1 million plus views, but the message is timeless. Our perspective regarding what matters is all contextual. Change your viewpoint and your world changes accordingly. Makes you appreciate the fragility of life, and to live outrageously!

Original cutting edge Online Marketing content coming real soon! always please connect, even if it's just a thought, be well.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

There's a couple of real gems here if you're patient.

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"When two people meet, if there's rapport, the person who's most CERTAIN, will always influence the other person" 

Like him or nor Tony Robbins is one of the great Influencers and Motivators of his generation, and the above quote sums up the key to his personal  success.

The Problem With List Building

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Every Internet Marketer who's had any success Online will attribute a significant portion of it to the power of their list. That said, the balance between building massive anonymous lists versus mutually beneficial connections has become blurred

This post was prompted by a video I recently watched that explained how an Online  Marketer had built a list of 80 000 Twitter 'followers'.  This part-time Online Marketer was obviously a successful list builder, but my question is this: Is this style of marketing really sustainable or duplicateable?

There is a whole industry being built around the Twitter phenomenon. Build a massive following, then sell an Ebook explaining how you did it. The issue is that if everyone had 10 0000 followers and they all tweeted just once per week, then you would be receiving 1 new Tweet per minute, for 24 hours per day! It is physically and mentally impossible to even read these tweets, never mind actually engage.

This is not a criticism of Twitter I have a relatively small 'following" of 1500 or so, and even that's barely manageable.

My message is this: despite the teachings of the big players Online, that you need to build a list as fast as possible, the reality for all but the most experienced marketers is that you will probably gain infinitely more from trying to build connections and relationships first.

This might seem a bit wet and unexciting, but the pay off is very different. Connections are made and maintained with people who share similar interests and mindsets. They are generally two way relationships.

I'm Online for 3 reasons: To have fun, to build relationships with like-minded people, and to make money. I have no interest in trying to solicit every man and his dog, to read my Blogs, join my Mentoring Program or partner with me in my Online Businesses. That essentially is the domain of direct sales, and many frustrated MLMers still use this approach today. I believe that 95% of the people you know or meet randomly have no interest in your thoughts, business opportunity or Online activities, and it diminishes your posture and self esteem to be pitching to these people.

Of the hundreds of millions of people currently Online right now, I have the ability to connect meaningfully with maybe a couple of 100, that's it. I believe in the Law of Attraction, though don't understand it. ( If you want to mess with your grey matter, read up a little on Quantum Physics, it provides the briefest of insights into an unfathomable dimension that hints at how everything in the Universe at a sub-atomic particle level is connected, and the profound consequences that has on our lives)

It may take a little longer to build meaningful relationships but the pay off I believe is ultimately a lot more worthwhile.

Sorry for the mid Blog ramble-if anything I've said resonates, then don't be shy to connect, I do connect back.

As a Man Thinketh-Still Profound

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Which Online Marketers Do I Study?

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Let me say from the outset I don't give unwavering icon status to any Online 'guru's'. The biggest issue I had to face when I started my online marketing journey was trying to distill the torrent of information available into something I could work with and adapt to my style.

I have taken some good knowledge from some of the following, but also I have rejected some of the strategies of many of them as well. No style is 100% duplicateable, despite what you'll hear pitched, there is no such thing as a complete auto-pilot system. It is important to adapt to a style that matches your personality. Ultimately you will be attracting people similar to yourself into your circle, and unless you're authentic, you'll project yourself as a fake. People are attracted to people who they like and trust.

If you're a deep thinking analytical professorial type, then it's probably best not to try morphing into a Jerry Seinfeld! If your passion in life is remote bush walking, you may not want to mimic your marketing teacher's passion for Fast Cars. Adapt to the style of the industry leader that you most identify with. then apply it to your specific venture.

O.K then, here are some of the Online Marketers and Mentors that I've studied. My observations are simply my personal view and not specifically an endorsement or criticism either way.

Motivation and Personal development;

Anthony Robbins. His style is pure showman and ego driven. He's big, loud, confident and infectious. His motivational style is based on creating instant high energy, and adapting NLP strategies to create change. When I need a pick me up I'll pop onto YouTube for a quick couple of video views then I'm back. 

John Assaref. He's a little similar to A.R but not so caffeine infused! He's pretty accessible and offers a lot of good content through various Online Sites. I've linked to his Facebook fan club, and his updates are pretty good.

Brian Tracy. Probably the least hyped success trainer around. B.T is all about logic, and understanding fundamental Principles, and how to apply them to your life. His books are more inspiring than his video clips though. Sorry Brian!

Internet Marketers:
Ewan Chia. If you're trying to figure out affiliate marketing, then E.C is your man. He has become a legend in the industry in a pretty short time. Personally however I find his delivery a bit too academic. His information is faultless, but I'm guessing it's a hard brand for most newbie's to duplicate. As a resource for specific marketing techniques though, I'd definitely recommend.

Frank Kern; Another contemporary legend. Again he has a very particular style and delivery. He communicates somewhat in parables with the spirituality of a born surfer. Quite profound at times, and charismatic, and very visual. I haven't got into his mind movie stuff, but many of the top producers in the world of Information Marketing acknowledge him as an inspiration.

Maria Andross. A totally different style of marketer. Maria is the queen of personal branding and utilizes YouTube phenomenally well to promote her ventures.

Mike Dillard. Revolutionized the Direct Marketing industry. M.D is a no b.s straight shooter. Definitely not warm and cuddly. To sum up his philosophy: 'The key to effective marketing is to promote and sell a GENERIC solution and system, instead of your business opportunity.

Matt Bacek and Shaun Casey. Big list builders and Joint Venture specialists. If you opt in be prepared to get daily blasts of links to different programs and opportunities. Very successful but probably a bit too far removed from new marketers who could feel overwhelmed by the volume of output.

Adam Wong and Adam Khoo. Youthful cool style. A.W recently published an easy to read book 'Lucky Bastard' that demystifies the Information marketing industry.

Darren Gaudry. Likeable and laid back Australian. Sails close to the wind at times with an equal number of fans and critics. His style is adrenalin fueled big copywritten pitches. A dream builder who has moved rapidly from one business to the next. Usually nails it and pretty accessible, but his style with respect is a little used car salesman-like and not everyone's cup of tea. Effective nevertheless.

Damiam Benko and Stuart Ross. Turnkey Mentors who take the mentoring component seriously. Strong on showing their people 'how to' systems rather than simply launching programs and then moving on to the next big thing. Pretty accessible via Facebook and their 'Inner Circle' membership club.

Ken Evoy of Site Buildit. A different style of marketing. Very slow and purposeful. Probably the best resourced site building program, but maybe best suited to hobbiests and those prepared to build slow and methodically. Low on hype high on information.

Joe Vitale. For Copywriting and Ebook publishing, very highly respected with an engaging style.

Jim Cockburn. If Ebay is your thing then L.B author of the 'Silent Sales Machine' is a great mentor to hook up with.

Jennie Armato. Easy to relate to 'The Godmother of Web Business' communicates simply and is well respected as a mentor in affiliate marketing.

Brett McFall. Another Aussie who communicates in a simple laid back manner. Copywriting specialist and seminar leader.

There are thousands of potential teachers and mentors Online. They all have their own styles. A word of warning though. Trying to tap into too many programs can be a road to oblivion and distraction. Pick a few resources that you're comfortable with. Find a program that is simple and duplicateable and tune into a system that you feel comfortable enough to endorse and promote. Then build your own authentic brand.

Be Inspired!!

A Sneak Preview into my #1 Online Marketing Strategy

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'Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm'
Winston Churchill

Sunday, October 18, 2009

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Below is an interesting interview on the biggest mistakes that most of us make in building our websites. The key points are that your site must be;
  • User Friendly
  • Have a Call To Action
  • Be less cluttered
  • Vertical Architecture-with sections and sub-sections
  • Easy to read text
  • Communicate your offer up-front.
The message is premised by the fact that if visitors have landed on your site via Google SEO-then you've probably got 3-5 seconds to capture their attention.

John Assaref Talks Websites-Mistakes and Lessons

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Do You Feel Like You Work With Monkeys?

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What exactly is Turnkey Marketing?

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I'm currently on a mission to help 100 Individuals Hit 6-figures online within 12 months-without hype or gloss. Connect to register interest. Kiaran

Some Daily Wisdom

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Peer Groups

"The more you surround yourself with successful, inspirational people the more you'll learn and the greater likelihood some of it might rub of on you"
Carole Gaskell-Your Pocket Life Coach-


"People always blame their attitude on the day. I'm having a bad day is baloney. What you're really saying is: I've let other people get to my attitude, I've let circumstances get to my attitude. That's not only unjustifiable, it's a sign of mental weakness. If you tell yourself you're having a bad day, I promise you you'll have one, and if you tell yourself you're having a great day, I promise you will have a great one. The day is not bad unless you name it."
Jeffrey Gitomer-Little Red Book of Selling-

Modeling Beliefs

"If we want to model belief we need to model the beliefs of those who achieve excellence. The more we learn about human behavior, the more we learn about the extraordinary power that beliefs have over our lives.
Anthony Robbins-Unlimited Power-


 "Personal mastery is the discipline of continually clarifying and deepening our personal vision, of focusing our energies, of developing patience, and of seeing reality objectively"
Peter M Senge-The Fifth Discipline-

The Right People

"Those who build great companies understand that the ultimate throttle on growth for any great company is not markets, or technology, or competition, or products. It is one thing above all others: the ability to get and keep enough of the right people."
Jim Collins-Good To Great-

Meaningful Communication 

"The more contact and communication you have with a person the stronger and richer the relationship becomes. In business the secret to keeping and growing clients, as well as growing a career, is to keep continual and meaningful communication with everyone important to you. This a simple but very powerful method for getting the most out of your client or key contacts"
Jay Abraham-Getting Everything You Can Out Of All You've Got-

Your Associates

 "If you are going to be successful, you have to start hanging out with successful people. You need to ask them to share their success strategies with you. Then try them on and see if they fit for you. Experiment with doing what they do, readingwhat they read, thinking the way they think, and so on. If the new ways of thinking and behaving work, adopt them. If not drop them, and keep looking and experimenting"
Jack Canfield-The Success Principles-

The Comfort Zone

"The comfort zone is the great enemy of human potential. Your comfort zones become habits of living that are hard to break, and any habit persisted over time becomes a rut. Then instead of using your intelligence to get out of your rut, you use most of your energies making your rut more comfortable. You justify and rationalise your situation as being unchangeable. You feel and say "there is nothing i can do"
Change your thinking and you will, you must change your life. The one thing you must do is to create the mental equivalent of what you want to experience in your reality. Everything else will follow from that.

Brian Tracy-Maximum Achievement-

80/20 Thinking

 "Most of what any of us achieve in life, of any serious degree of value to ourselves and others, occurs in a very small proportion of our working lives. 80/20 Thinking and observation make this perfectly clear. We have more than enough time. we demean ourselves, both by lack of ambition and by assuming that ambition is served by bustle and busyness. Achievement is driven by insight and selective action. The still small voice of calm has a bigger place in our lives than we acknowledge. Insight comes from when we are feeling relaxed and good about ourselves. Insight requires time, and despite conventional wisdom, is there in abundance."
Richard Koch-The 80/20 Principle-


 "Your stress comes not from any event but from your response to it, and that response is nothing but a habit you can replace."
"Our own feelings, our anger, hostility, fear, anxiety, insecurity are caused by our own responses, not by externals. Thus relaxation is nature's own tranquilizer, which erects a psychic screen, between you and the disturbing stimulus."
Maxwell Maltz-Psycho-Cybernetics-

Mental Control Buttons

'The more you learn to put volume controls on your internal voices and to place pictures methodically, to choose what you're going to believe and what you're not going to believe, the more you're in charge of your own mental processes, the more you'll be in charge of your life."
Richard Bandler(co-founder of NLP)-Get The life you Want-


"Stress is a choice. Yes bad things happen. The Economy sours our business struggles, the stock market tumbles, jobs are lost people around us don't follow through, deadlines are missed, projects fail, good people leave. Life is full of these. But still stress is a choice, because whatever the "trigger event", we always choose our own response"
John G Miller-The Question Behind the Question-


"Know your enemy; you must know the factors causing distress"
"To understand how the pressures and demands of your environment effect your life, you must understand your own perceptions, motives, ambitions and habits. You make your world by the way you think and the choices you make"
Dr.H.E Stanton-The Stress Factor-

Conscious Thinking

"A thought links the external stimulus with the emotional response. A person who is trained to track his thoughts, can observe that his interpretation of a situation precedes his emotional response to it.
When a person changes his appraisal of a situation, his emotional reaction changes"
Aaron T Beck-Cognitive Therapy & Emotional Distress-


"There are unlimited sensations, unlimited ways at looking at virtually anything in life. If what you're doing isn't working, change the channel and tune in to something that will give you the sensations that you've always wanted. All of the sensations that you want are available all of the time, all you've got to do is tune in to the right channel. There are two primary ways to change your emotional state: by changing the way you use your physical body, or by changing your focus"
Anthony Robbins-Awaken The Giant Within-


 "When a difficult challenge comes along, remind yourself that it is only your way of thinking that is holding you back from doing anything in the world you really want to do.
We are all handed a telescope to view the world; is it just a matter of luck which end we place to our eye?"
Paulette Meisner-Life is an Elevator-

 Utilising Your Core Genius

"I believe you have inside you a core genius-some one thing that you love to do and you do so well that you hardly feel like charging people for it. It's effortless and it's a whole lot of fun. And if you could make a living doing it, you'd make it your lifetime's work. Successful people believe this too. That's why they put their core genius first. They focus on it-and delegate everything else to other people on their team"
"Oftentimes, success happens when you just lean in to it-when you make yourself open to opportunities and are willing to do what it takes to pursue it further-without a contract, without a promise of success, without any expectation whatsoever. You just start. You lean in to it. You see what it feels like. And you find out if you want to keep going-instead of sitting on the sidelines deliberating, reflecting and contemplating"

Jack Canfield-The Success Principles-

The Value of Problems

"There's a fortune in every one of your problems. In fact, the liability column should be relabeled. It's not liability but "lie-ability" the ability to "lie" about how bad things are, when the truth is that they're only bad if you haven't learned anything from them. As soon as you deposit your wisdom dividends, those liabilities transform into your most precious assets. In fact everything that happens to us is an asset-provided you learn the lesson.
Every life pulses to the rhythm of it's natural ebbs and flows. If you look back on your life and think you're not a winner, maybe it's because you haven't learned the lesson from your setback yet. Once you learn the lesson from a failure, you're a winner....because you turned what appeared to be a strikeout into a home run. You transformed what many feel was an experience to avoid into a valuable one"

Mark Victor Hansen and Robert G Allen-Cracking the Millionaire Code-

Prioritizing Time

"There are only four ways that you can change your life. First, you can do more of some things, the things that are working well for you. Second, you can do less of other things, those things that are not working in your work and personal life. Third, you can start doing something that you are not doing today. And fourth. You can stop doing something altogether."

Brian Tracy-Time Power-

Dealing with indecision

"In a few instances, decision making methods will fail you and you will be left swinging to and fro like a pendulum. At this point the brain is undergoing a subtle shift from a two option choice to a three option choice. The decision is no longer 'Yes or No'. It is now: Yes or No or Continue thinking about the choice.

The third option is not only counter-productive but becomes more so the longer it is maintained. Eventually it becomes the choice because that is where your mental energy is being directed. The simplest solution to this problem is to decide not to make the third decision! In other words, the minute you recognize this spiraling whirlwind in your mental horizon, you should immediately choose 'Yes or No' (The first or the second option).

The basic principle here is that it is more fruitful to have made some decision and to be implementing it, than to be in a state of paralysis".
Tony and Barry Buzan-The Mind Map Book-


"Detachment will give you a sense of peace about what you see and hear. You will discover the simple truth that the world is worhing exactly as it is supposed to. Your attachment to how you think it is supposed to be working only makes you a victim.

Compete athletically and in business if you choose to, but cooperate at the same time by detaching yourself from the eventual outcome. This loosening up is detachment in action. Let every single move you make in a competitive encounter be something unique unto itself, something to enjoy, and live life fully in the moment.Remember if you are concentrated on what the eventual outcome will be, your attachment to winning will paradoxically make it less likely that you emerge with the better score.

Detachment works by seeing yourself in cooperation with all of humanity, including your adversaries. Detachment from needing to win frees you up to flow with every single moment needed in the competitive process"
Wayne Dyer-You'll See It When You Believe It-

Beliefs and Values

"Your beliefs about the cause and meaning of things, and your belies about yourself, structure your perception of reality. Anything that doesn't conform to your framework of beliefs and values, which includes your beliefs about what is possible, will at some level of your subconsciousness be rejected. Conversely, anything that supports your beliefs will be affirmed and will act to reinforce those beliefs. 

Beliefs aren't necessarily true, even when you think they are. They are more likely embedded opinions of the world than matters of fact. What appears to be true is that they regulate the way you behave, until a new mental or physical experience or set of experiences, sweeps an old belief away and replaces is it with a new belief."
Desmond Guilfoyle-The Charisma Effect-

9 Lessons from Abraham Lincoln

Read everything of interest to you.
Work hard.
Don't take yourself too seriously.
Consider the past, cherish your memories, learn from history, but always move forward.
Sorrow is a valid emotion-part of the richness of life. Therefore feel it, endure it, but do not allow melancholy to define you.
Try not to over complicate everything. Sift through all available information to arrive at sound, clear-cut decisions and then act on those choices.
Keep your focus on your goals.
The best presentation of a fundamental idea is honest and straightforward.
Rely on humour to get you through difficult times.
Abraham Lincoln

What is Happiness?

"What is the opposite of happiness? Sadness? No. Just as love and hate are two sides of the same coin, so are happiness ad sadness. Crying out of happiness is a perfect illustration of this. The opposite of love is indifference, the opposite of happiness is-here's the clincher-boredom.
Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase. It is the cure-all. When people suggest you follow your 'passion' or your 'bliss', I propose that they are in fact, referring to the same singular concept: excitement."
Tim Ferris-The 4-Hour Work Week-

Visualizing Outcomes

"I never hit a shot even in practice, without having a very sharp, in focus picture of it in my head. It's like a colour movie. First I see the ball where I want it to finish, nice and white and sitting up high on the bright green grass. Then the scene quickly changes and I 'see' the ball going there: its path, trajectory, and shape, even its behaviour on landing. then there's a sort of fade-out, and the next scene shows me making the kind of swing that will turn the previous images into reality."
Jack Nicklaus-Golf my Way-

Definiteness of Purpose
"Examine the first hundred people you meet, ask them what they most want in life, and ninety-eight of them will not be able to tell you. If you press them for an answer, some will say security: others will say-money: a few will say happiness: others will say fame and power: and still others will say-social recognition, easi in living, ability to sing, dance or write: but none of them will be able to define these terms or give the slightest indication of a plan by which they hope to attain these vaguely expressed wishes. Riches do not respond to wishes. They respond only to definite plans, backed by definite desires, through constant persistence."
Napoleon Hill-Think and Grow Rich-

The Value of Failure "Failure is just part of the process of getting to world class. 'Screw-ups are the mark of excellence,' said management consultant tom peters. the best companies on the planet have failed more than the average ones. to me, the only failure is the failure to try and dream and dare. The real risk lies in riskless living. Mark Twain made the point perfectly when he observed: 'Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did.'"
Robin Sharma-The Greatness Guide-

The Value in Curiosity

"The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing. one cannot help be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. it is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery every day. Never lose a holy curiosity"
Albert Einstein

Love Your Irritations

"The things that irritate, annoy and anger you are the entry points into your evolution and elevation as a human being. They are signposts for what you need to work on and the fears you need to face. They are gifts of growth. You can blame the people who trigger you and make it all about them. Or you can do the wise thing and look deeply into yourself to discover the reasons for your negative reaction. Use the challenges to grow self-awareness."
Robin Sharma-The greatness Guide-

Optimism Versus Despair

"I am fundamentally an optimist. Whether that comes from nature or nurture, I cannot say. Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed towards the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair."
Nelson Mandella-Long Walk To Freedom-

Limiting Beliefs

"Just look at your life. What do you see? Whatever you find, there's evidence of your beliefs. Your current life-your relationships, your health, income, your lifestyle, where you live, where you work, where you play, what you do every day, all of it-is an accurate reading of the picture you've been holding in your nonconscious brain."
John Assaraf-the Answer-


"Throughout history, great thinkers have reflected on this paradox and have concluded that adversity is the test that you must pass on the path to accomplishing anything worthwhile.
Herodotus, the Greek philosopher, said, “Adversity has the effect of drawing out strength and qualities of a man that would have lain dormant in its absence.”
The very best qualities of strength, courage, character, and persistence are brought out in you when you face your greatest challenges and when you respond to them positively and constructively.
Brian Tracy


'Every moment in every day we are rippling out from ourselves emotions, expectations, beliefs, needs, values and attitudes. These ripples may be experienced as bouquets or brickbats. What you give out influences what you get back-it's your choice. Part of what determines how we receive these events are the filters that we use to make sense of what is there. Filters are what we use to decide what we pay attention to and what we don't, what we let in and what we keep out."
Sue Knight-NLP Solutions-

You are a Magnet

"Everything that happens in your life happens because of the magnet in you. Everything. Now that one's a tough one to accept because most of us have things happen to us where we think, 'Oh no, I didn't want that, I didn't cause that." But I'm really feeling on some level, yeah, we pulled it to us. On some level, for some reason, we did."
Joe Vitale-How To Write And Publish Your Own E-Book-


"As long as you keep complaining about your present circumstances, your mind will focus on it. By continually talking about it, and writing about the way things are, you are continually reinforcing those very same neural pathways in your brain that got you where you are today. And you are continually sending out the same vibrations that will keep attracting the same people and circumstances that you have already created.
To Change this cycle, you must focus instead on thinking, talking, and writing about the reality you want to create. You must flood your unconscious with thoughts and images of this new reality."
Jack Canfield-The Success Principles-

Just Get Started

"One person 'just about' starts a project, the other person starts it. One individual 'almost' completes a task, the other does complete it. One person sees an opportunity, the other acts upon it. One student 'nearly' passes the exam, the other does pass it-and although the difference may only be one percentage point out of a hundred, it's that one point that makes all the difference."
Bob Proctor-You Were Born Rich-

Residual Business

"Don't launch any new product or initiative that doesn't have a residual plan. A single sale is how most businesses operate. Smart businesses go for a stream of sales. In short, if it's not residual, don't do it."
Mark Victor Hansen & Robert G Allen-Cracking The Millionaire Code-

Choose Your Allies Carefully

"One of the most important decisions someone can make in life is their choice of allies. Almost nothing can be achieved without allies. Most people do not choose their allies carefully or even at all. The allies somehow arrive. This is a serious case of letting life happen to you. Most people have the wrong allies. most also have too many and do not use them properly. 80/20 thinkers choose a few allies carefully and build the alliances carefully to achieve their specific objectives."
Richard Koch-The 80/20 Principle-

Applied Knowledge

"One of the most empowering of all rules is this: You can learn anything you need to learn to achieve any goal you can set for yourself.

This is one of the great principles of success. Properly applied, this means that there are no real limitations on what you can accomplish. If you are clear about your goal, and you can identify the knowledge that you will need to achieve it. When you learn what you need to learn, and then apply that knowledge, the achievement of your goal becomes almost inevitable" 

          Brian Tracy-Create Your Own Future-