Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Conspiracy of the Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money

I am sure you have heard of the book "Rich Dad Poor Dad" by Robert Kiyosaki. This warns us to be careful about what we teach our children on the subject of money as these early teachings can have a positive or negative effect on their lives.

Robert said,
"The main reason people struggle financially is because they have spent years in school but learned nothing about money. The result is that people learn to work for money...but never learn to have money work for them."

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Now for some exciting news. Robert is releasing a new book "Conspiracy of The Rich: The 8 New Rules of Money". You can read this for FREE, chapter by chapter on this website:
It is an online interactive book so you can give feedback if you wish.

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"It doesn't take money to make money."

"All of us have the power of choice. I choose to be rich and I make that choice everyday."

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Summon Your Greatness

This is NOT a time for thinking small.

Now, as ever, the words of management guru Tom Peters reverberate:
"You can't shrink your way to greatness."

Now is the time for big thinkers to summon their GREATNESS.

Do you know what happens when you think small? Not only are you denying yourself the opportunity to make something of your life, but you are also denying others. You might be keeping your skills from people who could benefit. You might be showing your children a limiting role model, setting them up for a life of mediocrity. Your one idea could make people's lives easier. Your product could be the next "must have" that everyone is talking about, even Oprah! You could be denying your community. You could be preventing others from achieving their potential.

A big idea might only be a small idea that works - millions of times over. Think of cheap products that everyone uses eg a $2 highlighter pen, a potato peeler, Pritt stick.

Or a book that tens of thousands have read? How many have been inspired by the "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series?

Now, today, right now, is the time to decide what you want to do, be or achieve and do something concrete to make it happen.

Taking action is the real key ingredient to any success. Make up your mind that under no circumstances will continue to live the life you currently do. Then each day, work as hard as you can on your goals and ideas. Learn everything you can, put it to use and take action.

"My suggestion would be to walk away from the 90% who don't and join the 10% who do."- Jim Rohn

©Antonia Harrison 2009 from Personal Development for the 21st Century

The Difference Between Success and Failure

"The difference between success and failure, is not a man's better abilities or ideas, but the courage he has to act on them."
- Maxwell Maltz

Saturday, 7 February 2009


“Without bloody-minded determination and persistence you don’t achieve success.” - Mandy Haberman, the inventor of the Anyway Up cup.

Persistence is probably the one trait that you will find in all high achievers. They are like a dog with a bone and won’t let go until they have achieved the outcome that they decided upon. No matter how difficult it seems, the longer you persist, the more likely your success.

“The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.”

James Whitcomb Riley

Sometimes you are going to face obstacles, both predicted and unforeseen, in your business or personal life that are going to stop you in your tracks. And sometimes you’ll wonder why you ever set out on the road that you are on.

Code of Persistence
From “How to turn Failure into Success” -Harold Sherman

1. I will never give up so long as I am right.
2. I will believe that all things will work out for me if I hang on to the end.
3. I will be courageous and undismayed in the face of poor odds.
4. I will not permit anyone to intimidate or deter me from my goals.
5. I will fight to overcome all physical handicaps and setbacks.
6. I will try again and again and yet again to accomplish what I desire.
7. I will take new faith and resolution from the knowledge that all successful men and women have had to fight defeat and adversity.
8. I will never surrender to discouragement or despair no matter what seeming obstacles may confront me.

“When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.”
- Harriett Beecher Stowe

“Persistence isn’t using the same tactics over and over. That’s just annoying. Persistence is having the same goal over and over.”
- Seth Godin

Sunday, 1 February 2009

20 Things Oprah Knows For Sure

Every month Oprah Winfrey writes down one thing she knows for sure. Here is her top 20. I wanted to share them on my blog because they speak to me and I am sure will resonate with others, so, Oprah, thank you for this list.

1. What you put out comes back all the time, no matter what. (This is my creed.)

2. You define your own life. Don't let other people write your script.

3. Whatever someone did to you in the past has no power over the present. Only you give it power.

4. When people show you who they are, believe them the first time. (A lesson from Maya Angelou.)

5. Worrying is wasted time. Use the same energy for doing something about whatever worries you.

6. What you believe has more power than what you dream or wish or hope for. You become what you believe.

7. If the only prayer you ever say is thank you, that will be enough. (From the German theologian and humanist Meister Eckhart.)

8. The happiness you feel is in direct proportion to the love you give.

9. Failure is a signpost to turn you in another direction.

10. If you make a choice that goes against what everyone else thinks, the world will not fall apart.

11. Trust your instincts. Intuition doesn't lie.

12. Love yourself and then learn to extend that love to others in every encounter.

13. Let passion drive your profession.

14. Find a way to get paid for doing what you love. Then every paycheck will be a bonus.

15. Love doesn't hurt. It feels really good.

16. Every day brings a chance to start over.

17. Being a mother is the hardest job on earth. Women everywhere must declare it so.

18. Doubt means don't. Don't move. Don't answer. Don't rush forward.

19. When you don't know what to do, get still. The answer will come.

20. "Trouble don't last always." (A line from a Negro spiritual, which calls to mind another favorite: This, too, shall pass.)