Archive for October, 2013

Why Do We Work?

Why Do We Work?


I grew up in a household with two parents who both worked full time — if full time means 60 hours/week. Work — such a fascinating concept. A concept that has not been questioned or reconsidered since the invention of currency. We work because that is what we are told to do. We are taught to learn in order to work.

We pay ridiculous amounts of money to universities in order to have them stamp us with a seal of approval: “ready to join the workforce.” In every country, in every culture, in every society in the world, people are working. But are they working for the right reasons? Do they even have a reason, or are they just being complacent? The truth is that we do not need to work. We don’t. What we do need is to survive — and in order to do that, and because we live in the world that we live in, we need to be capable of paying the cost of living.

The cost of living is different in different parts of the world. In some parts, there is no need for currency, simple labor and trade will suffice to keep you alive. You can work on a farm, maybe herd some animals, and for all that you don’t have, but need, you can trade for. The bartering system does still exist in certain parts.


In the most modern of civilizations, we no longer work in order to meet our most basic of needs. We have progress to higher needs, to needs that go beyond survival alone. We look to improve on our lives, to make them better and to make ourselves happier. While many still do work in order to pay for the most basic of necessities, a good amount of people (although a minority in the world) have moved on towards working towards happiness — no longer only survival.

Such privileged people, myself included, have the rare opportunity to live a fulfilling life. While the majority of the world live in poverty, most of you reading this are going to be working not just to have something to eat today, but to have some of the things on your long list of wants — a list of things most would consider luxuries.

I understand that working and earning wages is not much of a privilege, but the compared to the alternative it is. I’m sorry to say, however, that the majority of people who are so privileged as to be working are doing so for the wrong reasons. Rather, they are confused as to what the right reasons for working are. You see, the right reasons aren’t simply to make money — money is only as good as what you can use to purchase with it. If you are going to be working then work in order to fulfill your higher needs — those that go beyond survival and safety.

We have been led to believe that the best jobs are those that bring the biggest bucks. We now live in a society that values material possessions, in many cases, higher than human life itself. People work their entire lives in order to collect and to save money so that they can one day retire and begin living their life.

Have you ever heard anything so stupid in your life? I’ll be damned if I have to work for 60-70 years just so that I can live for the 20-30 years that hopefully follow, hopefully. There is a better reason to be working: fulfillment.


If you should aim for anything in life, it should be fulfillment. Fulfillment is a combination of accomplishment and purpose. Once we have met our basic needs — food, water, shelter, safety, companionship — we move on to our more exclusively psychological needs. An average person’s life is split between work life and  “personal life.”

We then allow ourselves to drudge through work so that we can enjoy our personal life — the life that comes after we clock out. Our personal life is the only time that we have to grow, to explore and to find fulfillment — it doesn’t have to be, but that is how we for some inexplicable reason decide to divvy things up.

What if the work that you did didn’t feel so much like work? What if you decided to do something that wouldn’t separate you from your life, but add to it. What if your work fascinated you, excited you, showed you a new perspective on life? What if you used your work as an outlet for fulfillment and not just as some mundane actions that you need to roll through in order to collect a paycheck? Our lives are shorter than we realize and we spend a huge part of them working.

Work shouldn’t be something you don’t enjoy, something that you feel that you must do. Work should be something that you want to do, something that you feel is just as much a part of you as your left arm. There are plenty of bad reasons to work, but there is only one good reason to work. Seeing as you have little choice but to get a job, do your best to make it one that adds to your life and not one that drains the life out of you.

Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.

Life is too deep for words, so don’t try to describe it, just live it.

What a great quote to start the day off with .

Let’s lock and load

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SOLD OUT – TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III- #devereefn

SOLD OUT – TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III- #devereefn.

Personality Test –

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L00K at the trees and choose the one that is immediately most appealing to you.

Don’t think about it too long, just choose, see what hits you first, and find out what your choice says about your personality, have FUN and share your choice in the comments. Thank You

 

1. You are a generous and moral (not to confuse with moralizing) person. You always work on self-improvement. You are very ambitious and have very high standards. People might think that communicating with you is difficult, but for you, it isn’t easy to be who you are. You work very hard but you are not in the least selfish. You work because you want to improve the world. You have a great capacity to love people until they hurt you. But even after they do. . . you keep loving. Very few people can appreciate everything you do as well as you deserve.

 

2. You are a fun, honest person. You are very responsible and like taking care of others. You believe in putting in an honest day’s work and accept many work-related responsibilities. You have a very good personality and people come to trust you easily. You are bright, witty and fast-thinking. You always have an interesting story to tell.

 

3.You are a smart and thoughtful person. You are a great thinker. Your thoughts and ideas are the most important. You like to think about your theories and views alone. You are an introvert. You get along with those who likes to think and learn. You spend a lot of time, thinking about morality. You are trying to do what is right, even if the majority of society does not agree with you.

 

4. You are perceptive and philosophical person. You are a unique, one soul of your kind. Next to you there’s no one even slightly similar to you. You are intuitive and a bit quirky. You are often misunderstood, and it hurts you. You need personal space. Your creativity needs to be developed, it requires respect of others. You are a person who clearly sees the light and dark sides of life. You are very emotional.

 

5. You are self-assured and in charge. You are very independent. Your guiding principle in life is ‘I’ll do it my way.’. You are very self-reliant and know how to stay strong for yourself and the people you Love. You know exactly what you want and are not afraid of pursuing your dreams. The only thing you demand from people is honesty. You are strong enough to accept the truth.

 

6. You are kind and sensitive. People relate to you very well. You have many friends and you love helping them. You have this warm and bright aura that makes people feel good when they are around you. Every day, you think about what you can do to improve yourself. You want to be interesting, insightful and unique. More than anybody else in the world, you need to love. You are even ready to love those who don’t love you back.

 

7. You are happy and unflappable. You are a very sensitive and understanding person. You are a great listener who know how to be non-judgmental. You believe that everybody has their own journey in life. You are open to new people and events. You are highly resistant to stress and rarely worry. Normally, you are very relaxed. You always manage to have a good time and never lose your way.

 

8. You are charming and energetic. You are a fun person who knows how to make people laugh. You live in a state of harmony with the universe. You are spontaneous and enthusiastic. You never say no to an adventure. Often, you end up surprising and even shocking people. But that’s just how you are. . . You always remain true to yourself. You have many interests and if something proves of interest to you, you will not rest until you acquire a profound knowledge of this area.

 

9. You are optimistic and lucky. You believe that life is a gift and you try to achieve as much as possible and put this gift to the best use possible. You are very proud of your achievements. You are ready to stick by the people you care about through thick and thin. You have a very healthy approach to life. The glass is (at least) half full for you. You use any opportunity to forgive, learn, and grow because you believe that life is too short to do otherwise1. You are a generous and moral (not to confuse with moralizing) person. You always work on self-improvement. You are very ambitious and have very high standards. People might think that communicating with you is difficult, but for you, it isn’t easy to be who you are. You work very hard but you are not in the least selfish. You work because you want to improve the world. You have a great capacity to love people until they hurt you. But even after they do. . . you keep loving. Very few people can appreciate everything you do as well as you deserve.

2. You are a fun, honest person. You are very responsible and like taking care of others. You believe in putting in an honest day’s work and accept many work-related responsibilities. You have a very good personality and people come to trust you easily. You are bright, witty and fast-thinking. You always have an interesting story to tell.

3.You are a smart and thoughtful person. You are a great thinker. Your thoughts and ideas are the most important. You like to think about your theories and views alone. You are an introvert. You get along with those who likes to think and learn. You spend a lot of time, thinking about morality. You are trying to do what is right, even if the majority of society does not agree with you.

4. You are perceptive and philosophical person. You are a unique, one soul of your kind. Next to you there’s no one even slightly similar to you. You are intuitive and a bit quirky. You are often misunderstood, and it hurts you. You need personal space. Your creativity needs to be developed, it requires respect of others. You are a person who clearly sees the light and dark sides of life. You are very emotional.

5. You are self-assured and in charge. You are very independent. Your guiding principle in life is ‘I’ll do it my way.’. You are very self-reliant and know how to stay strong for yourself and the people you Love. You know exactly what you want and are not afraid of pursuing your dreams. The only thing you demand from people is honesty. You are strong enough to accept the truth.

6. You are kind and sensitive. People relate to you very well. You have many friends and you love helping them. You have this warm and bright aura that makes people feel good when they are around you. Every day, you think about what you can do to improve yourself. You want to be interesting, insightful and unique. More than anybody else in the world, you need to love. You are even ready to love those who don’t love you back.

7. You are happy and unflappable. You are a very sensitive and understanding person. You are a great listener who know how to be non-judgmental. You believe that everybody has their own journey in life. You are open to new people and events. You are highly resistant to stress and rarely worry. Normally, you are very relaxed. You always manage to have a good time and never lose your way.

8. You are charming and energetic. You are a fun person who knows how to make people laugh. You live in a state of harmony with the universe. You are spontaneous and enthusiastic. You never say no to an adventure. Often, you end up surprising and even shocking people. But that’s just how you are. . . You always remain true to yourself. You have many interests and if something proves of interest to you, you will not rest until you acquire a profound knowledge of this area.

9. You are optimistic and lucky. You believe that life is a gift and you try to achieve as much as possible and put this gift to the best use possible. You are very proud of your achievements. You are ready to stick by the people you care about through thick and thin. You have a very healthy approach to life. The glass is (at least) half full for you. You use any opportunity to forgive, learn, and grow because you believe that life is too short to do otherwise

SOLD OUT – TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III- #devereefn

With three weeks to go Tokyo has gone wild with boxing frenzy ad as such all tickets are SOLD OUT !!! WOW ,

500 people ready to shout and cheer the guys on .

If you from the media and like to cover the event drop us a mail: info@ginjaninjas.com

This is going to be night to remember and a lot of money will be generated to an amazing cause , Refugees International Japan.

A lot of people have asked why am I do this and as such I have answered the questions here

Video :

To see what the buzz is all about take a sneak peak at what the previous night was EFN II here

05 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring ( Guys )

06 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring ( Girls )

07 Tony Evans and deVere Group Executive Fight Night III – Sparring

Dress & Bow Ties :


Tokyo Kaleidoscope Donation :

Are you ready for the nights of nights? Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night returns on Friday November 8th at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo! 

Tokyo Kaleidoscope is pleased to be able to support this great event once more! For any purchases made for EFN, 10% will be donated to the charity Refugees in Japan.
Ladies order your dresses! Men choose your bowties & pocket squares! inquiries@tokyokaleidoscope.com

Available for a limited time only

Press Release – TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III

TONY EVANS & DEVERE GROUP EXECUTIVE FIGHT NIGHT III- “TRIPLE THUNDER”

The stage has been set once again at the Grand Hyatt Hotel Tokyo for Tony Evans & deVere Group Executive Fight Night- “Triple Thunder”. The Ginja Ninja Promotions are #devereefn an even more EXPLOSIVE event than the hugely successful EFN II; where 14 brave executives duked it out in front of 468 people and raised over 7.6 million yen for Refugees International Japan!

EFN III will have 8 explosive fights duking it out again to raise money for Refugees International Japan. There are currently only 3 tables left so don’t miss out on all of the excitement- book now!

To see what the buzz is all about take a sneak peak at EFN II here

#devereefn

“The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey.” Mark Twain

“The only reason why God created man is because he was disappointed with the monkey.” Mark Twain

This did make me laugh , made me think of the American debt crisis and how the USA need to elect new officials .
Secondly if at first you don’t succeed , try agin !

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“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” , George Lorimer

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.”

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