Have you ever planned something - visualized exactly how it was going to unfold and then experience something totally beyond your control? That's how it was for me when I met Arnold Best. We were meeting at half past one at Rituals in St. Ann's. I got there about quarter after to settle myself and … Continue reading What Are You Willing to Risk?
Proverbs 13: 20 I've been reading Proverbs daily now for the last couple of years. It started from a suggestion by Steven K. Scott in "The Richest Man Who Ever Lived - King Solomon's Secrets to Success, Wealth and Happiness." Just to provide a bit of backstory - this is what his mentor Dr. Gary … Continue reading Much Food is in the Fallow Ground of the Poor
In the classic book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill shares a Self-Confidence Formula. This is a formula that he asks readers to memorize and repeat aloud once a day and there is good reason for this. The second paragraph of that formula goes as follows: I realize that the dominating thoughts of my mind … Continue reading We Move Towards What We See in Our Mind
Every adversity has the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. Napoleon Hill repeats this phrase in every book he has written. “Look for the benefit…” he suggests. “So you’ve got a problem? That’s good!” How can a problem be a good thing? You might be asking this right now. How can my present challenge … Continue reading How to Be at Your Best when Life is at its Worst
Thinking seems to be a lost art. Today you can get an answer to virtually any question by typing in our question into a search engine. Compare that to the age BEFORE Google where children had to use their imagination all through playtime and draw on both sides of their brains to solve problems. Playtime … Continue reading Small Business Success Requires an Open Mind and the Ability to Think
Life is short. And uncertain. It is like a drop of water skittering around on a lotus leaf. You never know when it will drop off the edge and disappear. So each day is far too precious to waste. And each day that you are not radiantly alive and brimming with cheer is a day wasted.
I love the French language. The guttural Rs...the way one word seems to join another in a sentence...except in certain cases...pure music. To learn French back when I was in secondary school - our teacher always started the lesson by asking us to "écouter et répéter..." - listen and repeat. In Og Mandino's 'The Greatest … Continue reading écouter et répéter
“If your mind is closed you become stagnant and any talents that you have will decline. By having a closed mind you will put yourself in a mental prison.” This was one of many nuggets that I discovered in Napoleon Hill’s ‘A Year of Growing Rich.’ As I mulled over this quote, I started thinking … Continue reading Progress Calls For An Open Mind
In an article titled *Understanding Yourself* author Ching Ning Chu described Coco Chanel, the famous French fashion designer, as starting her career not as a designer but as a well-to-do society lady. She always dressed in the manner she liked, regardless of current trends. Her unique style, particularly her bobbed hair and raised hemline, went … Continue reading The 3 Questions That Will Literally Save Your Life
1) Who decides how you feel at any given moment? 2) Who decides what you do with your time? 3) Who has the most say about your career? 4) Who prods you about how you’re raising your children or perhaps the decisions you’re making regarding their future? 5) Who makes the decisions regarding your finances? … Continue reading Lost Control of Your Life? Here’s How to Get it Back!