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“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”


“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

This is an African proverb I’ve read around 8 years ago and I have it in my office .

Why am I bring this up now ?Well we live in a time where there is so much information to absorb, from news , experts , social media etc that one cannot do it !

There comes a time when you have that feeling that the whole world is on your back, you feel the need to know it all and you feel responsible for everything. So what’s happens You become a busy fool you know a lot about unuseful things, this creates problems and frustration .

If you decide that you need to do it all alone it’s going to be overwhelming and frustrated :

What I found is that Listening to what others have to say, as they are going to contribute to your idea. And your idea will then be group’s new idea, and it will grow, contribution by contribution, gaining a strong momentum.

Building a team one can rely on and grow together is key to become successful , as sharing the ideas and the work load will make goals and projects come to a successful conclusion ,

I always say there three sides to every story ,

-your side – their side – the truth !

Building the group around you has a huge positive impact on all aspects

Prioritise what motivates you

I am not the biggest reader but I make a point of reading a business or motivation book monthly. What I found out and picked up a few tips from highly accomplished people like Richard Branson , Warren Buffet , Bill Gates etc , and there is a few things that these Entreprenuer do the same . Here are is one key strategies that a minority of them us .

Prioritise what motivates and give energy to-you:

We all would love to though to be able to take recharging weekend trips, that’s not realistic. However there are plenty of ways to take a break from your weekday routine that don’t involve hopping on a plane, boat or ship 😉 . This could involve everything from having a leisurely Saturday morning breakfast, to sitting reading book , having a drink with friends , there are many ways to relax .

Bill Gates likes to and down on his weekends. “Playing bridge is a pretty old-fashioned thing in a way that I really like,” he said in a Reddit AM session in 2014. “I was watching my daughter ride horses this weekend and that is also a bit old fashioned but fun. I do the dishes every night — other people volunteer, but I like the way I do it.”

Richard Branson takes a slightly more active approach: We read this in The Telegraph that he prefers to spend his Sundays doing more physical things, like paddleboarding, boat racing, and rock jumping.

When you around people for nearly 16+ hours a day , spending time also is something I do really enjoy spending time alone . This can be energising, great time to reflect and meditate on what is important to oneself , looking and add to the goals . A study frond from Harvard’s found that people who spent 15 minutes reflecting at the end of the day had higher levels of performance than their colleagues who did not take the time to reflect on a daily basis.

One key thing I try and do as much as I can , spending time as much as with family , partners, or friends is important, but not necessarily something they have time for Monday through Friday. The weekend is the perfect time to prioritise connecting with your loved one. Ones family is one of the greatest motivation to keep one going during the crazy week and any difficulty that might pop up .

Rule 1 never Be Number 2

There’s a time in all lives when you realise what your calling and you make that decision to follow your life purpose, it feels very personal event. Mine was in collage when I was deciding university and decided I’m a business man not a employee .

When you make that decision its impact will have amazing effects on your life and that of those around you. Why I say that ? As when you because follow your gut instinct on the journey towards greatness , you will effect those that work for you , associated the community you work in .

People will see how you change and grow, and develop that spiritual side of yourself , but be careful as those around us might not want us to grow but say they do . Look at people actions not their words ,

I was bought up you live by example; you set personal etiquette , goals ,standards, as this what the outside world see in you and so that others can be inspired to do the same.

This is a continuous journey you build on these standards as you grow it’s a continuous journey .

I am big lover of history and stupid the great leaders , Winston Churchill , Nelson , Carnegie and the common thread is they never stops learning and is always a student in terms of their own development and discovery of truth and pushing themselves and their ability .

A common saying is being a candle flame in someone’s darkness so that they can find their way out again to the light. And you can show by your courage and strength of purpose that there is no need to be afraid; that everything in life is possible if you only live from your heart.

All it takes to be a leader is your determination to continue your journey.

If your on a path In pursuing success or a better life many things will crop up to stop you pursuing that .

In my experience one of them is the memory and scars of previous failures.⁣

And the thought comes I failed before what will make this time be any different ? Will I be successful ? ⁣

If you have doubt or negetive thoughts then the answer is you will fail , negetive mind never created a positive outcome

Yes you will try but you’ll expect to fail and so you will fail.⁣

All people who start business have failures and success the way you use them determine who you are and what your future will be like , as you learn from previous mistakes, you’ll get closer and closer to the success you desire.⁣

I never see them as mistakes I see them as lessons

Ones past doesn’t equal your future unless you let it.⁣

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Monday morning Make things Happen

To make things happen, you have to be an action taker.

What I seen many people think about doing things, while other people talk about doing things and then there are people that actually do things, they take action.

I have been blessed to have worked and been around a lot of people who have been very, very successful in whatever they do whether that be sport, finance , music, acting, business, law, politics .

Personally I see that there one thing in common with successful people , they are action takers, who are very focused on their goals, work extremely hard, but most important of all they are passionate about what they do.

It is this passion about what you do, which I believe is the most important quality you need to have success in life and makes things happen,
It is passion that drives you everyday to do the things you need to do each and everyday to make things happen.

It is passion that keeps one going when things are going wrong all around you, everything seems to be conspiring against you and you feel like giving up.

Your passion will not let you give up, it is what keeps you going it’s what makes you succeed .

To be successful in whatever you are doing in life you need to be passionate about it and I mean really passionate about it, not just like something.
It has to be part of you.

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Motivation Monday

There is no time like the present.
To fulfill our role as entrepreneurs/ individuals requires us to “seize the moment” and begin the difficult process of change.
Right now!

We all have Problems and difficulties and they don’t go away or solve themselves by negligence; they tend to only get worst.

Im not encourage anyone to make fast decision that has not been well conceived, thought out or planned.

Collect all the facts and analyze the need for change before lurching into the unknown.

However, when one is convinced and know that change is necessary, it is time to act and begin the process.

Remember that tomorrow is promised to no one. Each day is a gift.
That’s why it’s called the Present 😉

Have a good week

Tony Evans

IMF tells  Japan needs to bring back Abenomics – 

Japan is on the receiving end of a warning from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) about the risk of slow growth, stagflation and a new round of turmoil in financial markets. The IMF has urged Japan to “reload” its Abenomics reforms to prevent this from happening.  Currently the Bank of Japan  quantive easing ¥80 trillion ($712 billion)  the same as the  GDP of the Netherlands , an extra 10 Trillion  in my option would weaken the yen by 5/7% and the Nikkei rise by 9/11%…

According to the Financial Times, IMF economists have said that Japan is seeing a modest recovery at the moment and that there would be annual growth of 0.8% by the end of the year, followed by 1.2% in 2016. However, the economy is fragile, the report states. 

This is because imperative structural reforms required to bring the economy out of its slow growth and back on track have stalled and it comes at a time when Japan’s public debts were expected to hit 250% of GDP over the next five years. 

The Bank of Japan has also been told that it needs to be ready to ease monetary policy further and do a better job of communicating its intentions to markets as inflation – which they forecast would hit 0.7% this year – continued to rise more slowly than expected towards the central bank’s 2% target. 

Overall the IMF offered a sobering assessment of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to revive the Japanese economy, arguing that his reforms were failing to deliver as promised. 

  

‘People inspire you, or they drain you. PICK THEM WISELY.’

Hans F. Hasen — ‘People inspire you, or they drain you. PICK THEM WISELY.’

Why The First Step To Succeeding In Anything Is Saying ‘Yes’

Read this and thought it was interesting , but funnily enough I just watched ‘Yes Man ‘ and it was the same kind of concept . Worth a try for some individuals .

Why The First Step To Succeeding In Anything Is Saying ‘Yes’


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Paul HudsonJan 18, 2014 – 1:36pm

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Every mark of success originates in the same way: answering a question with “yes.” We are presented with opportunities every single day. Whether or not we choose to accept those opportunities and act upon them is a different story. Most people will complain that they never get a break, that things never just fall into their lap, like they seem to for everyone else.

The thing is, nothing just “falls” into anyone’s lap. In order to encounter an opportunity, you must seek it out. There are two steps to attracting opportunities: The first step is to find and recognize an opportunity when one presents itself, and the second is to say “yes.” If you don’t say yes and take proactive action, you’ll never get anywhere in life.

Opportunities come in the form of persons. It’s not like your dream job will come knocking on your door; dreams don’t have fists. Only people can present you with opportunities. For this reason, we have to maximize the efficiency of our interactions with other people. You will need to meet new people because new people are much more likely to present you with opportunities than the people you come across on a regular basis.

Sure, the people you know may present you with opportunities from time to time, but the fastest way to stumble upon fresh opportunity is to expand your network. Before you go out and start introducing yourself to every person you meet — which may actually be quite fun — I recommend talking to the right people.

What makes someone the right person to approach depends on the type of opportunity you are looking for. If you are looking for a job in a certain field — say, the medical field — then you’d be best off going to places and events where you can mingle with doctors.

If you are looking for a relationship, go to places where you are most likely to find single people also looking to be in a relationship — Google it and you’ll find more than enough places to meet your future husband. Go to places that focus on the things you enjoy, like museums, bookstores, clothing stores, the park…

You are most likely to land the right opportunity going to places where you’re most likely to find good opportunities. Why do you think people go to Ivy League schools? It’s not for the education; it’s for the networking.

Recognizing an opportunity is not as simple as it sounds, unfortunately. It can be very difficult to figure out what is a great chance to make progress in your life or career and what is most likely a waste of time. It’s impossible to know what the future holds in any given circumstance, so trying to recognize an opportunity for what it is near impossible. The only thing you can do is give it your best guess. If you think something may lead to a great opportunity, then take the leap of faith and go after it. In order to do this, you have to do what many people find to be the most difficult step in finding opportunity: saying yes.

Opportunities aren’t so much found as they are created. You create the possibility for opportunity every time you say yes to a request. For example, I landed my job with Elite Daily because I said yes to a friend of mine when he asked me to go out for drinks. I ended up meeting a certain Mr. Cuffin, and then, a week later, I’m at the Elite Daily headquarters.

One year later and I’ve written several articles that have received hundreds of thousands of shares. Because I was given the opportunity to work with Elite, I was also able to introduce myself to the right people.

Now, I’m launching my own startup: lilHub. All of this opportunity presented itself and led to my success, only because I said yes. I said yes to something that did not present itself as an opportunity, at all; it was just a fun night out. If it weren’t for that one “yes,” you wouldn’t be reading this article and I wouldn’t be living my dream. I’ll be honest with you, my initial response was to say no and stay home; I needed a little convincing.

We will often say no instead of yes as a result of our fears or our laziness. No, we don’t want to go out because we’re too tired. No, we don’t want to quit our jobs and start our own company because we’re afraid we’ll fail. No, we don’t want to see her again because we’re not very good with commitment and she seems like a girl that we may end up falling for. It’s illogical. Of course, sometimes it is better to say no. Unfortunately, there’s no way of knowing until after the fact.

My advice is to say yes as often as you can in order to maximize the possibility of a great opportunity presenting itself. Only say no when you truly believe you will be better off saying no. You may not be right, but we literally can’t say yes to everything because we’ll spread ourselves too thin.

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