One thing my father taught me was to always remain humble. Today, I have never forgotten where I came from and the struggle I faced regardless of the success I have achieved today. Most of you who have read my book will know that in my 20’s I was quite arrogant and selfish. … Continue reading Staying Humble
Yesterday I received a text message from my business partner Iftikhar Ahmed saying, Tahar keep up the good work, I can see us taking this to another level. Now Iftikhar and I started and founded our property business in 2003, we built it from the ground up with no start-up capital, no investment and … Continue reading Gratitude Costs Nothing
When was the last time you took time out for yourself? Taking time out for yourself is actually a gift to everyone else, think about that for a second. When we fail to give ourselves alone time, it’s not a matter if we burnout, it’s a matter of when? I am honest … Continue reading Take Some Time Out for You.
My father used to say that when you meet someone, there is always a reason behind it. Either you need them to change your life or you’re the one that will change theirs. These past 10 or so days, over 600 people have connected with me on Linkedin. Firstly, I am eternally … Continue reading The World is Full of Nice People
My father used to say to me, eat glitter for breakfast and sparkle all day, that way it will never let anyone dull your sparkle. When was the last time you looked in the mirror and told yourself how amazing you are? Might seem weird at first but if you don’t believe in … Continue reading Eat Glitter for Breakfast
Associate yourself with positive people, that’s what everyone keeps getting told if you want to be successful. My father used to say, you cannot fly with the eagles if you are associating yourself with the chickens. If you are the smartest person in the room, then you are in the wrong room and … Continue reading Be Around Positive People
There are times in life where we never give ourselves enough credit for who we are. Look at it this way, today you are strong for getting out of bed in the morning even if it felt like hell. You are brave for doing things even though they scare you or make you … Continue reading A Beautiful Heart
This week a few people have reached out to me to speak about anxiety, a subject most people tend to just ignore and some will always say, it’s all in your head. Truth be told, no one who suffers from anxiety wants to feel that way. I’m not ashamed to admit, I had … Continue reading Never Suffer Alone
Staying true to yourself is critical to your success. The reason why many fail is they can’t grasp this simple concept. How can you stay true to others if you can’t even manage to stay true to yourself? My father used to say there are only two types of people in this world, Good … Continue reading Stop Blending In
Being in a dark place is never easy, when you think you have been buried, look at it as if you have been planted. A lot of people would rather Facebook their problems than face them, don’t let that be you. I believe your wife, partner, girlfriend can be your best friend and … Continue reading Lead Yourself to The Light
Can I ask you something, when was the last time you did something for the first time? If you could go back and speak to your 10 year old self, what would you say to your younger self? Life only comes around once, so do whatever makes you happy as it’s not as … Continue reading Be Your Younger Self
Sometimes we just need a little reminder for the daily battles we may be facing. Les Brown once said we were chosen from 1 in 40 million sperm for a reason. That reason was not to just pay the mortgage and bills but to leave a legacy as to why we have been placed … Continue reading The Daily Struggle
What’s the first thing you say when someone asks you, how are you? My reply is always the same as I learned it from Les Brown years ago to say, I am great and grateful as every day above ground is a great day. My Tai Chi instructor Angie said yesterday during my class … Continue reading No Such Thing as a Bad Day.
My father used to always say, “Be the man you would want your daughter to be with” Most of you who know me, know that I have tremendous respect for women and speak at a lot of women’s conferences about empowerment. 85% of your success and happiness in life is going to be determined … Continue reading Empowering The Women of Tomorrow
At one point or another in our lives, we experience pain. The feeling can stay with you a long time and no one knows what you may be going through. Everyone may see the smile on your face but the ones who know you will see the pain behind your eyes. Knowing what … Continue reading Kind Words Cost Nothing
This week, two individuals have asked me why I take the time out to speak with them and what’s in it for me? I give my time, my knowledge, my expertise, my guidance, my mentorship to others and expect nothing in return other than your prayers and blessings, nothing more. My wealth comes … Continue reading Take Time Out for Others
Most of you have probably experienced rejection at one point in your life, never be disappointing or disheartened if the door is closed. The door is closed as you are worth so much more. When I was going through a bad patch of my life, I had no home, no money and was … Continue reading The Door is Closed for a Reason
I’m not saying you have to follow a religion to get to where you want to be. If your faith supports you and guides you, then excellent, keep it up if that’s what helps you but, what I mean is following a routine religiously. Keeping up a routine for success is made the night before, … Continue reading Religious Routines to Success
Unless you’re about to walk into something, I do not mean this in the ordinary literal sense. If you are, then please, do mind your head and I sincerely hope you don’t get hurt. What I am getting at however, is your mental wellbeing and mindfulness. Around the world, mental health is becoming a … Continue reading Mind your head
“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” ~James Joyce It’s a scientific fact that you only stop when your heart stops beating. Look it up, I’m maybe being a bit facetious, but it’s true. Your brain is constantly working, your body is ever pumping blood and oxygen around your body and hopefully, your … Continue reading Fail and you shall succeed
It seems like an odd question, short answer is yes, they do, like everybody else does. Depression hits us all at one point or another with different levels of severity and the successful are not immune to it. Successful people have low periods, bouts of serious depression and gets into ruts in their lives, … Continue reading Do successful people get depressed?
We can all take a while to come out of a slump, but when you do and you’re starting to feel motivated again what can help you get re-inspired? Spring is a time for new beginnings and dusting ourselves off and getting back to it after a few dark months of pushing through it all. … Continue reading New born Inspiration
Take this time of new beginnings and dusting off the cobwebs of your life to focus on the biggest VIP in your life, yourself. Too often we beat ourselves up, we criticise ourselves for the most mundane things over and over and feel like we’re failing. You know me by now, and I believe … Continue reading Take the time to love you
Each time you set a goal and start working on it, you’re opening a new journey to follow. Your personal success map grows and you develop yourself in more ways than we ever realise. Hiccups along the way and failures are to be expected when we reach for higher goals but this is what … Continue reading Map of the success fundamentals
When people talk about detoxing, the first thing that tends to come to mind is juice cleansing and going on fad diets. While these may benefit you in the short term or could potentially cause quite a detrimental opposite, this isn’t the kind of detox I’m referring to. Think about what our parents used … Continue reading Spring Reflection and Detox
Many people spend an enormous amount of time comparing themselves to others, comparing their looks, cars, jobs, houses, experiences. Remember that this is a filtered life, people only let you see what they want you to notice about them. Identity is a big thing when we’re adolescents, we pass the parental influence stage and start … Continue reading Identifying yourself.
This is an extremely important subject I feel, whenever you read about successes, whenever you hear stories about successful people they focus on how much money a person made, how they managed to grow from pay-cheque to pay-cheque to being completely self-sufficient and while yes this is successful in monetary terms, it doesn’t value against … Continue reading Wealth isn’t success but success is wealth
Most people tend to make the new year the time to make changes, but with the failure rate with resolutions is enormous, we try every year to make this year our best, but why does that have to start on the first of January every year? Your time to make a change is now, … Continue reading New Year – New You.
It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you are doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It is what you think about it. – Dale Carnegie Being an interesting person can help you succeed in life, you’re open and interesting and everyone wants to know your … Continue reading Interesting You – Interesting Be.
We can all think of people who made our day, people who left a mark on our soul, people who made a positive impact on our psyche and lives, people who you like to introduce to people with enthusiasm and people who you just can’t stop talking about with your friends (in a positive way). … Continue reading Being the memorable person
We all lack motivation from time to time, we occasionally hit the snooze button, leave the pile of washing until tomorrow, put off that assignment a few more hours while you binge watch Netflix… But how will you succeed in the end if everything is being put off for another time? Be serious and … Continue reading Staying motivated and succeeding
Happiness and success is something that a lot of people think just happens, but what you need to know, is that you control your success, you control your happiness the same way you come out and control your failures. Expecting more from less You don’t get amazing interest on savings at the moment, … Continue reading Your happiness, your control
The trend that seems to happen but doesn’t make any sense is, a lot of people who are on the breadline, those who live month to month, as soon as they have money they spend it on pointless things they don’t need, on a few hours of damaging their health of their bodies and their … Continue reading Keeping up with the Joneses
Apparently we should all be making lemonade when we’re given lemons, but why not think about the possibilities of what else we can do with these metaphoric lemons. Ultimately this saying goes with the assumption that you take what you can get and do what you can with what you’re given. In some … Continue reading When life gives you lemons
Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break – Jane Wells The art of compromise doesn’t often get associated much with success, mainly people suggest you go full steam ahead and don’t give up, to the extent of the latter, I agree. You shouldn’t give up, … Continue reading Compromise
No, this isn’t a blog about the universe, or astro-physics, despite its interesting topics for discussion, instead I am talking about another important kind of space; the space around you, the space inside you, the space you live in, the space you work in and the space between you and others. Space in these … Continue reading Space
As the spotlight has been on mental health week over the past few days, it is an issue we all will face at one point in our lives. No, I don’t mean you are crazy or will be but more so that your mental state of mind plays a crucial role in determining your … Continue reading Your Mental Wellbeing
Think about when you were feeling really low about yourself, you spoke negatively about everything around you, you failed to see how anything could work out, the time you failed and felt nothing was going to ever look up, perhaps you feel like this just now. Just remember that failure is always an event, … Continue reading The positive angle
Content, pleasure, satisfaction, joy, well-being, success… There are many different adjectives for it, but what can happiness bring? And where is it found? How is happiness achieved? Most people seem to think that happiness is bought, or happiness is only found when you have everything – ever wonder why you seem to have happy … Continue reading Happiness
The crossroads, the new paths, the opportunities – what is it that stops you from taking the leap? There are many times we come across a big decision that sometimes we don’t know how big they are until we get to the result. For some taking that leap of faith in themselves is … Continue reading Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…
Reflecting on life is something everyone has done at one point or another, dwelling in the past is a different thing altogether. Reflection is often something people are taught to do while studying and/or training for specific roles but it is something that needs to be taken into account in life for success. While … Continue reading Reflection: Where are you now?
The coach, the motivator, the guidance tutor, the trusty steed, the confidant, the confidence booster – what is the value of having a mentor? There are many, but what could be the motivator for you to have one? Well you may have come across me due to trying to find something to help boost … Continue reading The Mentor
Whether you’re the head person to go to, the person who calls all the shots, the middle man and team leader or the person working their way up, we all hit slumps, we all feel like screaming, “What’s the point?!” Every once in a while… When you find yourself at this point, take a … Continue reading Productivity – Praise and Reward
Sometimes we need to get out of the place we are to realise where we are. I know that sounds a bit ridiculous, but think of the cliché – you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone. We all need to escape, it’s in our nature to explore and learn, it’s in … Continue reading The New Place to be
We all have them, unforgiving downers, quirks, mood swings, depressive episodes and we all at one point or another get stuck in the well heard of rut. Why do other people seem to have it so easy? – We find ourselves asking over and over. The secret is, they have it just as easy … Continue reading The Cure of the Rut
What do people value most? Their prized possessions? What do people rely on to get their work done? Internet connection? What do people always feel they don’t have enough of? Sleep? What are we wishing more of? Love and joy? The answer to all of above… it’s that age old cliché … Continue reading The highest valued currency
In life we meet so many people; some we build relationships with, some we meet for a brief moment in time and will never see again and some who we think will be in our lives for a long time but are only there for a short period and some we hope to never see … Continue reading Relationships: Conflict and Resolve
It’s time for those lists in the back of the Filofax again and those journal scrawls of dreams you wrote while down and wondering why your life hasn’t gone the way you wanted it… What are they? Why haven’t you ticked them off? What is actually stopping you? When do you … Continue reading Envision – Dream – Action
I work with CEO’s every day, I watch and support leaders, I am a successful leader of my own company and the questions that are asked of me always are: What is it that makes successful people great people to follow? What is it that you need to lead people? To take your team … Continue reading 5 Traits of the successful leader
When we’re pushing ourselves, we learn our boundaries, we learn our limits, we learn about what we enjoy, we learn our strengths and what we need to work on more. We discover our ultimate fears, we discover our dreams, we get a taster of what we can really be like when we push ourselves … Continue reading Knowing yourself.
After studying my own success and other likeminded peoples’ strategies, I thought it would be worthwhile to share these with you too for you to implement. Get the job done People who are more successful use their time to ‘get the job done’. They work to make their goals a reality, not just … Continue reading What do successful people do?
What will make you the successful person that everyone wants to know and do business with? Here are a few qualities to keep in mind and focus on keeping to be the whole minded person you need to be in your successful life. Being respectful – no matter who you are, who you’re talking … Continue reading Being real, being humble and staying true.
How many people do you know that have failed and given up? How many of those people are happy? How many of those people took a risk after that? Are they successful? I’m willing to bet the answer is they’re not successful; they complain about life and don’t take any risks anymore because … Continue reading Going ALL in
A lot may have happened in your life where people hurt you in the past. Now, here you are, hating them for what they did to you. You could have let these incidents slip but that’s not as easy as it sounds. It’s easier to hold on to anger which then takes up the … Continue reading Don’t let anyone rent space in your head!
The dictionary defines that success is the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. What is your aim? What is your purpose? Many people say – I want to be successful, I want to succeed, but many of them don’t know what they want to succeed at. They want to have an easier … Continue reading What is Success?
Think to yourself – who pushes you in your life? Who inspires you to keep going? Who motivates you? Who supports without asking? The answer to this may be yourself, and sometimes this can be a blessing – there really are pros and cons to having people around and relying on just you. … Continue reading People Who Matter
Many people in the world suffer from self-doubt, lack of drive, feeling deflated and worthless. Now stop, take a moment and ask yourself – what does thinking like this do? What good comes from putting yourself down? It’s a vicious cycle and one we all get into at some point in our lives, but … Continue reading Recycle Your Thoughts
The power of a positive attitude leads to success in many ways. Taking a simple word such as trying and turning it into ‘I will’ for yourself means that you won’t be just ‘trying’ and inherently setting yourself up for failure, it means that you know you will achieve that goal. When we … Continue reading Positive Thoughts
When you lose, or you fail, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll be feeling a whirlwind of emotions and self-doubt but here’s why failing is your biggest achievement under your belt. Yes, it’s that paradox again, but think about it logically. Once you’ve failed, and once you’ve gotten out of your depression or panic mode, you … Continue reading You’re the winner when you fail
A lot of people will judge you on who you used to be, what you used to say and what you used to do. And when you start succeeding and they are unhappy with themselves, those people, again, try to bring you down and put you down. The main thing to remember in these … Continue reading Who you used to be?
What would your life be like, if you decided not to care about what people thought of you? It’s a good question and many people get stuck on this purely because they are too worried about the opinion of others. I read a quote once that said “I used to care about other … Continue reading Self Approval
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you do, there will be a point in your life you are going to get tired or stuck in a rut where you feel that nothing you do seems to be working out. During this time, loads of people would just sit on a couch and … Continue reading Keys to Self Motivation
In life whatever you give, you will receive. It might not come back to you through a channel but it will come back to you as a law. It’s where the saying came from “As you sow, so shall you reap” My father always used to say, “Nobody has ever become poor by … Continue reading The Power of Giving
Your mind is like a computer, how you program it determines practically everything. Occasionally if things are not working out well for us, the likelihood is that we have a virus contaminating it. That virus can be people around you filling your head with their whining and negative outlooks on life. If you … Continue reading Program Your Mind
We all face situations that look like that they will never work out; you may think you have dreamt too big that you don’t see how things will work out for you. It’s easy to get discouraged when months pass by and it seems like nothing is happening for you and you want to … Continue reading Committed to be Committed
I read a fact that only 3% of the world’s population have their goals written down. This would not surprise me as when I am on stage speaking, I usually ask how many people in the audience has their goals written down and around 3% of them do. “A goal without a plan … Continue reading Pipe Dream or Goal?
One of major factors towards your success is who you spend your time with; this will have a great impact on how you live your life. I am a great believer that you are always destined to meet the right people at the right time who will take you to new heights. These … Continue reading Soaring Your Way to Success
Don’t let the measure of your life, be just 6ft! Think about what that statement means for a moment? Many people in life, don’t even know why they are here? Most individuals don’t know their purpose in life? So many people arrive into this world and leave without a trace, that … Continue reading The Measure of Your Life!
If you are a parent, what’s the first thing you do when you see your child doing something that may hurt them? Parental instinct immediately kicks in and we quickly shout at our child and say, “don’t do that and get down from there” The effect is we are making the child risk … Continue reading Are You a Risk Taker?
At any given stage of our lives we will all go through a struggle, during these dark times we become despondent and negative with our thoughts. We worry about our bills, debt, health and everything as a result makes us feel ill. Everything you think about you bring about, no matter what you … Continue reading Your Struggles
Ask yourself this question, how many others are happy for your success? What you will find is people who have never achieved their dreams or goals in life will always find a reason to sabotage yours. The fact you are on your journey and your present and future looks better than theirs, they … Continue reading The Past, Present and Future
Don’t look back at your life, where you are today is what you were and not who you are and can become. People who you thought you can count on, you ended up counting out. If you keep looking at your life in the rear view mirror, you will never move forward and … Continue reading Don’t Look Back
There will come a time in life when you can only count your true friends on one hand. These are the friends to treasure, they help you become stronger and will pick you up when no one else has noticed you have fallen. Send them a message to thank them for being there for … Continue reading Hitting Rock Bottom