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Change The Way You Look At Things

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A famous writer was in his study room. He picked up his pen and started writing:   Last year, I had a surgery and my gallbladder was removed. I had to stay stuck to the bed due to this surgery fo...

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Don’t Hide Your Struggles

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My father used to say, don’t hide your scars as they make you who you are!   It’s easy for any of us to put on a mask and protect our image and convince ourselves that everything is okay. &nb...

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Who is In and Who is Out?

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Over the last few months, I have met some amazing people via Linked In.   At the same time many people have exited from my life as well. As I move forward, I realise that it is always for the bes...

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Which Brand Are You Representing?

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Growing up, I used to base my value on how somebody treated me, how successful I was based on how I was living my life.   It felt good wearing designer brands as it felt like I could show people ...

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Learn to Switch Off

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I was speaking at a sales conference not so long ago where this young entrepreneur had come up to me and asked me to sign a copy of my book for him.   He said he loved my story and was about to g...

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Who Inspires You?

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Most of you who have read my book “Fail Your Way to Success” will know of my father!   Everyone who has read my book always falls in love with him and it was the same when people used to meet...

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Anger is Danger!

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What makes you angry when it comes to business?   My father used to say, anger is the wind that blows out the candle to the mind.   I meet so many people on a daily basis, be that online or ...

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Be Yourself

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My father used to say to me that tomorrow is never promised and the only thing that is more precious than our time, is who we spend it on.   I remember back as a child when there were no mobile p...

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Don’t Panic!

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During some of the darkest periods in my life, I used to wake up to panic and anxiety attacks.   I did not even know someone could have a panic or anxiety attack until I experienced them for litt...

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Learning is Earning

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My father used to always say to me that learning is earning!   I was never a fan of reading books as I always believed you get all the knowledge you need to learn from life itself.   Only du...

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Scale Yourself Higher

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I always get asked how did you and Iftikhar scale your business to the level it is at today?   The answer is simple, we provide everyone with an opportunity to grow their business from our busine...

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Take The Step!

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We all go through a period in our life where holding it all together is never as simple as it sounds.   Nothing hits harder at you than life does, my father used to say, if life doesn’t break y...

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Remain Humble

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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 ...

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Finding The Gold in Someone?

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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 founde...

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Take Some Time Out

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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 alo...

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Destined to Meet

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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 ...

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Looking into Yourself

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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 yoursel...

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Fly Higher!

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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 you...

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Give Yourself Some Credit

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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. &n...

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If You Need Help?

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his 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 suffe...

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Take Care of You

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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 you...

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Here to Remind You!

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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 p...

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Being in a dark place

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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’...

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No Such Thing as a Bad Day.

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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 ...

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Empowering The Women of Tomorrow

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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...

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Kind Words Cost Nothing

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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 t...

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Take Time Out for Others

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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 othe...

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The Door is Closed for a Reason

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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...

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Do successful people get depressed?

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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 immun...

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New born Inspiration.

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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 ourselv...

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Take the time to love you

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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...

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Map of the success fundamentals.

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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 a...

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Spring Reflection and Detox

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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 ...

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Identifying yourself.

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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...

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When Was The Last Time You Had Fun?

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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?   Li...

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Interesting You – Interesting Be.

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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 ...

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Being the memorable person.

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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 a...

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Staying motivated and succeeding.

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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...

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Your happiness, your control.

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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 contro...

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Keeping up with the Joneses

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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 th...

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When life gives you lemons.

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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...

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Compromise.

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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 ...

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Space…

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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...

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Your Mental Wellbeing

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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 y...

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The Positive Angle

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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 g...

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Happiness

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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 peo...

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Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes…

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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 th...

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Reflection: Where are you now?

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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 stud...

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The Mentor

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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 ...

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Productivity – Praise and Reward

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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...

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The New Place to be…

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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. ...

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The Cure of the Rut.

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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? – ...

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The highest valued currency

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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? &n...

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Relationships: Conflict and Resolve.

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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 on...

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Envision – Dream – Action

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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...

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5 Traits of the successful leader

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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...

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Knowing Yourself.

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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 fea...

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What do successful people do?

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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 a...

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Being real, being humble and staying true.

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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...

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Going ALL in

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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 ...

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Don’t let anyone rent space in your head!

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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...

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What is Success?

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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, bu...

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People Who Matter

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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 ...

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Recycle Your Thoughts

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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 fro...

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Positive Thoughts

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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...

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You’re the winner when you fail

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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...

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Who you used to be?

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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 brin...

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Self Approval

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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...

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Keys to Self Motivation

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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.   Durin...

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The Power of Giving

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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...

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Program Your Mind

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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 ...

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Committed to be Committed

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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 ...

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Pipe Dream or Goal?

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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 ha...

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Soaring Your Way to Success

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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 th...

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The Measure of Your Life!

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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 d...

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Are You a Risk Taker

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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...

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Your Struggles

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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 everyt...

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The Past, Present and Future.

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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 ...

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Don’t Look Back

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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...

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Hitting Rock Bottom

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*Share to help others* – 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 ...

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