Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The paradox of our time

The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers; wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints; we spend more, but have less; we buy more but enjoy it less.

We have bigger houses and smaller families; more conveniences, but less time; we have more degrees, but less sense; more knowledge, but less judgment; more experts, but more problems; more medicine, but less wellness.

We drink too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry too quickly, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.

We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often. We've learned how to make a living, but not a life; We've added years to life, not life to years.

We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbor. We've conquered outer space, but not inner space; We've done larger things, but not better things.

We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul; we've split the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less; we plan more, but accomplish less.

We've learned to rush, but not to wait; we have higher incomes, but, lower morals.

We build more computers to hold more information to produce more copies than ever, but have less communication; We've become long on quantity, but short on quality.

These are the days of two incomes, but more divorce; of fancier houses, but broken homes.

These are the days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throw away morality, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. Where are we heading ....?

If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family we left behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives.

And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family an unwise investment indeed.

So what is the morale of the story????

Don't work too hard... and you know what's the full word of family?

FAMILY = (F)ATHER (A)ND (M)OTHER, (I) (L)OVE (Y)OU

Author Unknown

From Facebooker Phil Turner

Sunday, September 27, 2009

One Big Thing

One Big Thing with Ron Holland:

Over the years I have developed strategies for success by carefully emulating people greater than myself. By reading hundreds of biographies of great men and also working closely with numerous millionaires I noted one trait they all have in common.

They DISCIPLINED themselves to accomplish ONE BIG THING every day that would have a profound effect on their lives.

Most people do not run their lives like this. They allow themselves to get bogged down with trivia and at the end of every day they haven't moved forward, most just managing to keep their heads above water; many living lives in quiet desperation.

You may want to start by accomplishing ONE BIG THING every week and if you start to be honest with yourself the ONE BIG THING that needs doing will be apparent.

It could be that you actually have to put an advert in the paper to search out and locate an employee that will take on a massive workload of admin or bookkeeping or appointment setting. Maybe this had been put off because you thought you couldn't afford such a person. The people who do ONE BIG THING know they can't afford not to. The people who do ONE BIG THING every day move ahead in leaps and bounds.

You may write a book to increase your profile and credibility. Most people have a book inside them but never get around to writing it. My books have created fabulous incomes for me both in royalties, but even more importantly and lucratively, via creating credibility and awareness for consultancy income.

You may have to track down a database that will change your life...do it now. Maybe your ONE BIG THING is to get a £5k or £10k credit card that will allow you to attend a seminar or workshop that will change your life. Maybe your ONE BIG THING is to totally change direction. Maybe you need to wine and dine a most important person, perhaps the one you has given you the most referrals in the past year or two and see what you can do in return...for even more business. Don't put of the phone call...just do ONE BIG THING. Maybe your ONE BIG THING is to stop drinking, stop watching the soaps, womanising or taking drugs. I don't know. Everyone is different. All I do know is the people who may it BIG in life do whatever it takes. They know that no one else can make the changes for them.

Doing ONE BIG THING can bring massive results, change, wealth and happiness into your life. Small moves don't bring anything except more of the same.

I make a point of accomplishing ONE BIG THNG every day. And even now I still have to overcome laziness, call reluctance, a full agenda, a young family (my beautiful Romanian wife is only thirty two and our baby daughter Kay is nearly five) demanding clients who have powerful and demanding agendas of their own. I would find it very easy to do all the small things and miss out on the ONE BIG THING.

The word self-sacrifice comes into play and over the years I have missed many parties, TV programmes, shows, football matches, drinking bouts, social gatherings and family get togethers...but by hook or by crook I manage to do ONE BIG THING!

You can't possibly do it all. Something has to give. I have noted that famous TV stars are not watching TV, but they are creating the programmes that others watch. Famous authors are not reading books; they are creating and writing books for others to read.

However, before I gave up reading and started writing I did read a number of self-help and non-fiction books that had a profound affect on my life. One of these was Parkinsons Law: 'Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.' (particularly paperwork) and I read this tiny book over a hundred times.

I realised that if I left all my paperwork until the end of the week or even the end of two weeks I could catch it all up to date in one mammoth concentrated effort on a Sunday afternoon...thereby freeing off many hours for selling and accomplishing BIG THINGS that would make quantum leaps for me in my life. No longer would I be able to use the excuse that paper work takes up all my time because I realised it I can and will take up all the amount of time you allow it to...OR NOT.

To do ONE BIG THING, you must make time to allow yourself the luxury of being able to carry it out and carry it off. The ONE BIG THING will be apparent very quickly. All you have to do, for once in your life, is to do the ONE BIG THING and then repeat the trick on a weekly basis and then on a daily basis. You'll never regret it! I celebrate the fact everyday that I do ONE BIG THING! Whether I am ready or not, too busy, too tired or just plain lazy. I do ONE BIG THING regardless of EVERYTHING else! And I do mean EVERYTHING!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Love Wealth Success - Great Story

A woman came out of her house and saw 3 old men with long white beards sitting in her front yard. She did not recognize them. She said "I don't
think I know you, but you must be hungry. Please come in and have something to eat."

"Is the man of the house home?", they asked. "No", she said. "He's out." "Then we cannot come in", they replied.




In the evening when her husband came home, she told him what had happened. "Go tell them I am home and invite them in!" The woman went out and invited the men in. "We do not go into a House together," they replied. "Why is that?" she wanted to know.

One of the old men explained: "His name is Wealth," he said pointing to one of his friends, and said pointing to another one, "He is Success, and I am Love." Then he added, "Now
go in and discuss with your husband which one of us you want in your home."

The woman went in and told her husband what was said. Her husband was overjoyed. "How nice!!", he said. "Since that is the case, let us invite Wealth. Let him come and fill our home with wealth!"

His wife disagreed. "My dear, why don't we invite Success?" Their daughter-in-law was listening from the other corner of the house. She jumped in with her own suggestion: "Would it not be better to invite Love? Our home will then be filled with love!"





"Let us heed our daughter-in-law's advice," said the husband to his wife. "Go out and invite Love to be our guest."

The woman went out and asked the 3 old men, "Which one of you is Love? Please come in and be our guest."


Love got up and started walking toward the house. The other 2 also got up and followed him. Surprised, the lady asked Wealth and Success: "I only invited Love, Why are you coming in?"

The old men replied together: "If you had invited Wealth or Success, the other two of us would've stayed out, but since you invited Love, Wherever He goes, we go with him. Wherever there is Love, there is also Wealth and Success!!!!!!"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Brain Training Books

Puzzler Media is the biggest puzzle publisher in the UK, with many popular magazines ranging from Crosswords and Mixed Puzzles to Sudoku and Quizkids.

You can buy from Amazon if you are from the US or Uk or from Fishpond if you are from Australia, NZ or Singapore


Scientists now know that our brains continuously make new neurons throughout our lives and it does this in response to the what we do in our lives. Neurons are important for transmitting and making connections with other cells. If we lose the neurons, we lose the power to think properly, to use our creativity, to learn, to memorize effectively, basically our brains slowly die.

Exercise and brain stimulation is one of the best ways to keep making these new neurons. Using some of the examples from these books you will keep your brain healthy and active for years to come.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Razzle and Dazzle...

There were two retired racehorses living in a pasture. Their names were Razzle and Dazzle.

Every day they would race from one end of the pastureto the other.

On the first day, Razzle pulled out ahead, then Dazzle caughtup, then Razzle pulled away, then Dazzle started running even faster,Razzle, Dazzle, Razzle, Dazzle, Razzle, Dazzle, and Razzle won by a nose.

The next day, Razzle pulled out ahead, then Dazzle caught up, then Razzle pulled away, then Dazzle started running even faster, Razzle, Dazzle,Razzle, Dazzle, Razzle, Dazzle, and Razzle won by a nose.

The third day, Razzle pulled out ahead, then Dazzle caught up, then Razzle pulled away, then Dazzle started running even faster, Razzle, Dazzle, Razzle,Dazzle, Razzle, Dazzle, and Razzle won by a nose.

A dog who had beenwatching them race day after day finally asked them, "Why is it that Razzle always wins by a nose?"

And Razzle said to Dazzle, "Look, Dazzle, a talking dog!"

Saturday, September 12, 2009

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Dollar Signs and Restaurant Menus

Ever noticed that restaurant menus sometimes leave the dollar sign off the price? You may have assumed that it's meant to encourage you to go for higher-ticket options... by removing, ever so slightly, the association between price and actual money.

Now, a study by Cornell University's Center for Hospitality Research, seems to back up that assumption. They found that diners given menus with no dollar signs, just numbers, spent significantly more than those given menus with dollar signs.

Source: Cornell University and Myrtle Beach Sun

The Forever Cellphone Battery


Nokia is working on a way to ensure you won't have to recharge your cellphone... ever. The technology, which involves harnessing ambient electromagnetic radiation (the same stuff that creates static on your radio) to charge your battery, is already available - but it must be made about 10 times more powerful to generate enough juice for a cellphone.

Nokia's researchers hope to have a working model on the market in three to four years.

Source: Popular Science via Early to Rise

Friday, September 11, 2009

Twitter is clearly able to punch above its weight in terms of influence says Wayne Mansfield

Great article about the power of Twitter in Middle East commerce:

The power of Twitter to change people’s perceptions of a brand has been highlighted in a recent survey into social networking sites.

More than 60 percent of people who took part in the survey said they had changed their mind about a product or brand after reading other people’s opinions, or Tweets, online.

While 70 percent of users said they had formed a positive opinion of a brand through their use of Twitter, 50 percent said they had also formed a negative opinion.

"Twitter's fast growth, coupled with the high level of activity amongst the region's users, is making a number of key regional organisations sit up and take notice,” said Carrington Malin, managing director of Spot On Public Relations, who commissioned the survey.

"It's of particular note that 61 percent of those surveyed clearly expressed that their views of a brand or company have been affected through Twitter," said Malin. "Simply the fact that Twitter is already influencing brand perceptions in the region is interesting.

“The power of Twitter to change people’s perceptions of a brand has been highlighted in a recent survey into social networking sites.

More than 60 percent of people who took part in the survey said they had changed their mind about a product or brand after reading other people’s opinions, or Tweets, online.

While 70 percent of users said they had formed a positive opinion of a brand through their use of Twitter, 50 percent said they had also formed a negative opinion.

"Twitter's fast growth, coupled with the high level of activity amongst the region's users, is making a number of key regional organisations sit up and take notice,” said Carrington Malin, managing director of Spot On Public Relations, who commissioned the survey.

"It's of particular note that 61 percent of those surveyed clearly expressed that their views of a brand or company have been affected through Twitter," said Malin. "Simply the fact that Twitter is already influencing brand perceptions in the region is interesting.

“Twitter is clearly able to punch above its weight in terms of influence," she said.

The survey Middle East & North Africa Twitter Demographics & User Habits also found that 85 percent of Twitterers use the site to keep up-to-date with news, while 55 percent use it to research opinion.

Source: Arabian Business News

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Mother Teresa Quote

"Everybody today seems to be in such a terrible rush, anxious for greater developments and greater riches and so on, so that children have very little time for their parents. Parents have very little time for each other, and in the home begins the disruption of peace in the world."
~Mother Teresa

Three Keys to Greatness

Jim Rohn writes:

Some years ago I went into the studio and recorded a 56-minute video for teenagers called Three Keys to Greatness. Although my focus was for teenagers, the principles I shared certainly apply to adults as well.

Recently I was asked to list these three things using one to two sentences for each. Now for your benefit here they are again.

1) Setting Goals. I call it the view of the future. Most people, including kids, will pay the price if they can see the promise of the future. So we need to help our kids see a well-defined future, so they will be motivated to pay the price today to attain the rewards of tomorrow. Goals help them do this.

2) Personal Development. Simply making consistent investments in our self-education and knowledge banks pays major dividends throughout our lives. I suggest having a minimum amount of time set aside for reading books, listening to audiocassettes, attending seminars, keeping a journal and spending time with other successful people. Charlie “Tremendous” Jones says you will be in five years the sum total of the books you read and the people you are around.

3) Financial Planning. I call it the 70/30 plan. After receiving your paycheck or paying yourself, simply setting aside 10 percent for saving, 10 percent for investing and 10 percent for giving, and over time this will guarantee financial independence for a teenager.

If a young person, or for that matter an adult, focused on doing these three simple things over a long period of time I believe they will be assured success!

—Jim Rohn

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Best Success Quotes from Perry Belcher


Photography by Peter Walton

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the
formula for failure — which is: Try to please everybody.

— Herbert B. Swope

What counts is not the number of hours you put in, but how much you put in the hours.

— Unknown wise person

After my spectacular failures, I could not be satisfied with an ordinary success. 

— Mason Cooley

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.

— Anne Sullivan

Some aspects of success seem rather silly as death approaches.
— Donald A. Miller

How to succeed: try hard enough. How to fail: try too hard.

— Malcolm Forbes

One principal reason why people are so often useless is that they
neglect their own profession or calling, and divide and shift their
 attention
among a multitude of objects and pursuits.

— Nathaniel Emmons

Don’t flaunt your success, but don’t apologize for it either.

— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that man can alter his
life simply by altering his attitude of mind.

— William James

If your belief system has not molded the life you desire, how you
think will need to change.

— Asha Tyson

Friday, September 04, 2009

Paulo Coelho Quote

My favourite author @paulocoelho writes amazing thought provoking thoughts like:

a warrior of light never cheats, But is a master on distracting the opponent

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Woman of Power

Woman of Power: "It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it." (Lena Horne) --> http://tinyurl.com/mw96p8
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