Its All In The State Of The Mind

“All in the state of the mind”

If you think you are beaten – you are
If you think you dare not – you don’t
If you would like to win and don’t think you can
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.

If you think you’ll lose – you’re lost
For out in the world you’ll find
Success begins with a fellow’s will
It’s all in the state of mind.

For many a race is lost
Before even a step is run
And many a coward fails
Before even his work is begun

Think big and your deeds will grow
Think small and you’ll fall behind
Think that you can – and you will
It’s all in the state of mind.

If you think your outclassed, you are
You’ve got to think high to rise
You’ve got to be sure of yourself before
You can even win a prize.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man
But sooner or later, the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can


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We Don’t Have To Retire

The world is changing at such a rapid pace, it is normal for us to feel a little insecure and scared especially those of us in our mid life and more mature age groups.

Many of us think that we are secure in our jobs, but unfortunately that is far from the truth. Our economy and unemployment can change at any time and can change for the worse, not just once but over and over again, creating difficult situations for many people young and old.

Indeed our world is changing. Employers are replacing existing jobs for positions calling them something completely different that has  a heap of qualification requirements. Employers are replacing the more mature employees with younger more highly qualified people who also happened to be brilliant in IT applications and knowledge.

But we can turn all of this into our advantage, why should we retire just because our birth certificate says we should or because we reach our use by date, and even though the world is changing it is changing for the better for us more mature people.

Why should we resort to a boring life of retirement. Lets face it you have gained lots of experience and knowledge over the years so why not use this to your advantage.

We all have dreams of hopefully having a quality lifestyle in our retirement now our retirement doesn’t have to be just a dream we can take control of our own lives and turn our dreams into reality by starting up our own online Business’s, that will provide you with something interesting, rewarding and fulfilling while still contributing to society.

Just think about this your very own Entrepreneural adventure that can create an income from for you and your family for another 20-30 years, after all they are making us live longer now with all the new slogans and advertising done promoting Live Healthier, Eat Healthier and Stay Healthier.

Setting up a bricks and mortar business can be rather costly with having to purchase all your inventory, staff, equipment, to mention a few, but to set up an online business this can be done with just a small budget to spend on some IT equipment. So if you have the right mind set, the right attitude and the willingness to learn then you are already in the making of a great future.

Life is about continual learning. Keep your brain active through continuous learning and reading. The day you stop learning is the day you start becoming old


Every success story started with a dream

An Exciting Pre Launch For Everyone

We all know Entrepreneur’s shouldn’t put all their eggs in one Basket, and I am in several now all of which are earning me good daily revenue.
That is all and good, but if we do a thorough risk assessment on these 0pportunities, you will find that while they sound great and secure we cannot predict any of their longevities. It is for this reason that I try to maintain several income streams, so that if one goes down I can still maintain a good regular income in my case daily.

As you all know I love to get into the Pre – Launch of any new opportunities, and there are many that don’t even get a second glimpse.

I am proud to share this new opportunity with you, it is so exciting. It is a little like BB, a little like Maps and a little like MB, but a whole lot better.

This new opportunity has had around 50,000 in the first 4 weeks and it is growing fast.

I love it, so I have included my link for you to check it out. Please get back to me if you would like some more information. It is also free to register. After you have registered go to your email and click on the link to activate your back office. First go to the Dasboard tab, here you will find lots of tutorial videos which are very well done. Of course they also have face book and skype support groups.


With Every Experience You Are Painting Your Own Canvas

Confronting Our Fears

I love to read and I love to continually learn, as this is where I learn to confront my fears, and how to turn my dreams into reality. I recall reading a post by Michael Jacobs that I enjoy revisiting frequently. I thought I would share it with you.
Michael Jacobs
December 06, 2014
Fear is one of the most common reasons that entrepreneurs don’t take action toward realizing their vision and creating what they intended. Many “wantrepreneurs” encounter their doubts and misbeliefs about starting a company and then turn to run.
The secret that separates those who succeed from the ones who don’t even start lies in their approach to fear. Here are several forms of fear that arise along the entrepreneurial path and what can be done to move forward.
1. Fear of starting.
Whether you’re beginning a new part of the entrepreneurial journey or just created a structure for what your business will look like, the fear of starting can hinder any startup founder from turning a vision into a reality.
If an individual is afraid to take the necessary action to achieve goals and realize a vision, he or she ends up stuck, entrenched with a limited mindset. Once the person begins to shatter these fears, the limitations are lifted and he or she can begin to excel en route to achieving the purpose in mind.
For many, the fear of starting can surface as confusion. Entrepreneurs might feel confused and unsure about the first step to take to begin their journey. This uncertainty can lead to a lack of action and thus limited growth.
To break through the fear of starting, make a list of the top three actions you could take today to bring your vision to reality. Organize them by which actions you’d like most to take.
Then start with the action you least want to do and that makes you the most uncomfortable. Taking these actions will propel you toward realizing your vision and eliminate your fear of starting.
2. Fear of failing.
Another large fear often faced by entrepreneurs is the fear of failure. It can crumble any entrepreneur’s passion for creating.
At every point in an entrepreneur’s life, he or she faces the potential for failure and all the surrounding fears. The more the individual focuses on such fears, the more he or she is drawn in that direction.
A major shift in results comes when the entrepreneur no longer runs from the fear of failure but embraces it. When the individual realizes that failure in one form or another is an inevitable part of the learning process, he or she will adopt a new perspective.
Instead of running from failure, the entrepreneur will now embrace failure and apply the lessons learned so as to advance.
The next time you find yourself facing failure in life or business, take a deep look at the situation. Ask yourself what you can learn from your circumstances and how they can guide you to greater understanding. When you can shift your perspective, your entire business will be transformed.
3. Fear of evolving.
I have witnessed many entrepreneurs, including myself, face the fear of evolving at one time or another. Often entrepreneurs grow their company to a certain point and feel comfortable with the position attained.
When faced with the idea of expansion, they may shy away, fearful of what might occur if they invest more into their company’s growth.
A state of evolution and expansion is one that a thriving entrepreneur lives in at every moment. When faced with the fear of expansion, an individual should go toward the situation and take actions to conquer that fear. In doing this, the entrepreneur should surrender the fear of the outcome, having faith that it will only result in his or her highest good and learning.
As an entrepreneur, when you set forth completely into that state of being and release your fears, you will transform your reality into an experience filled with abundance and joy.



Your Time Is Precious

Many of my posts relate to tips that may help you in running your Business’s. Most of my tips compliment each other such as this post’s topic Your Time is Precious and becoming organised, using To Do Lists, delegating.
Having respect for your time and using it wisely will benefit your Business, you will find you get so more done in your day, and getting things done is called production weather productive or non – productive.
Start with becoming more organised in your personal/home life. As the saying goes “Don’t put off til tomorrow what you can do today”. Being organised will also eliminate stress allowing you to remain calm and happy, which will enable you to make more responsible business decisions.
It is not always easy to become organised and often it means a few changes for everyone in order for you to implement these organisational activities.
Allocating some of the tasks around the home to family members is a great place to start after all they are benefiting from you working, they are a part of the family and should be expected to help even if just putting the dishes away, or setting the table, making their beds.
In the office give some of your workload to staff members they will delight in the responsibility you entrust on them.
I have had one very strict rule in my office and that is- only handle a piece of paper once. If it is a letter I received I read it, do as it requires me to do, then file it away off the desk. If it is an Invoice I have received in the mail I enter it into my accounting software and file it away.
Avoid time wasters, or doubling up. Also watch the time spent texting, emailing, social networking, and talking on phones. Let your family and friends now that you are working ( even if running a home based Business) but let them know what time you start work and finish, so that they know the best time to contact you.
Treat your business with the same respect as if it was a full time job.
A great start to becoming organised if this is something you find hard to do is by using the To Do LIST. Don’t put too many things on your to do list each day. Start with a few items each day and as you complete them all you can slowly increase the number on your To Do List. It is very important that anything on your To Do List that doesn’t get done on that day becomes the first thing’s on your next day’s To Do List.


Whats Your Excuse

Making Your Mark

Making your Mark

Have you ever heard anyone successful say my business gives me an adrenalin rush.
I too have experienced this so called adrenalin rush just like most other successful entrepreneurs who have an insatiable appetite for doing and saying things that places them at the center of a conversation (“attention”), and they thrive on not only the ups but on the downs of starting and growing a business. What’s more, we live and breathe to create companies and experiences that people — customers, media and the general public — will remember,
Today it is relative easy for entrepreneurs to achieve success, compared to years earlier where newspapers, Television and radio were basically the only forms of advertising. When you look at the time taken to prepare Television and newspaper ads years earlier its hard to see how they could ever run a successful business back then, compared to today where business’s and entrepreneur have the world market at their finger tips instantly, they can do their own marketing, sales, training to mention a few all online and the graphics available today is vibrant eye appealing and quick.
1. Networking as a way of life
Most successful entrepreneurs are “highly networked.” Meaning, they leverage relationships, often early on in the life cycle of a company or project, to gather the resources (capital, talent, etc.) needed to get things off the ground. Beyond the initial stages, they continue to use their network to open doors in a variety of ways that can range from entering new market segments to mergers and acquisitions.
Never pass up an opportunity to relationship build with someone that might not be your target demographic. The more friends, contacts and interactions that you have the better off you’ll be.
2. Be physically identifiable
Have you noticed certain celebrities or artists walk the red carpet in some absurd get-up and athletes who have resigned to wearing uniforms, and have crazy hairdos or tatted-up arms. They are creating their personal image that can be a great way to stand apart from every other person in the room, and also makes you easier to spot in big crowds.
I personally believe being-identifiable should be natural and not forced
3. Communicate authentically and add value
Communication. Is nearly a dirty word that can makes or break even the most well-intentioned relationships. It seems so easy, yet for many- particularly busy entrepreneurs who have millions of things to remember on any given day, it’s the most difficult aspect of building a business.
Collect business cards; make notations about the when, why, and where you met; enter those contacts into an extensive database; and follow up with them personally
Try to organise a personal get-together to help them out with something they need or invite them to an event you think they’d be interested in attending. Always be of value to others. Don’t think about what you can take.
4. Become a connecter
Being a connector is different than networking. Networking means you make an effort to meet a lot of people to expand potential opportunities, but connecting individuals who may benefit from knowing each other without an immediate benefit to you is probably the nail in the coffin of making yourself memorable.
While it does take a tremendous amount of conscious effort, strategic calculation and careful execution, the truth is, being memorable has exponentially positive effects when it comes to spreading the word about your brand.
What ever Strategies you use to help build your Business try to remain true to yourself, be natural and let your own personality shine through



Stand Your Ground

When times get tough in your business, will you dig deeper and manage the crisis or surrender to circumstances and claim defeat?

Think about this. Think about how you started and WHY you started.

This post has been done after a phone call from someone I have known for awhile now. They have worked their online Business up to achieving the success they had always hoped to achieve, but she is so sad and dis-allusioned.  She had become the victim of bullying put mildly. People continually putting her down.

If this has happened to you I demand that you brush these people aside, I will not tolerate people like this. You have deserved the success you have achieved, you have worked tirelessly, consistently, passionately, enthusiastically, patiently you have put the time and effort into building your business not them.

Stand your ground be strong. It is not your personally, but they lash out at you because  their results of their own efforts has produced less success results than you.

Don’t let anyone decide your future.

Every success story started with a dream


Our Attitude

We become comfortable in how we think, how we lead and how we behave and react to things, and then we end up stuck in our ways.

If we don’t change, we don’t grow and neither do the people around us, but it takes courageous thinking and honest communication to transform yourself, your team or an organization.

To change behavior, you need to first own up to your current behaviors and dynamics, this is not always easy for people to look at their negative attributes.
In so many cases, change doesn’t happen because people are either blind to their shortcomings or they are in denial and don’t admit them. Be honest with yourself and your team.

Have you heard the saying: “The truth will set you free?”
Once you admit your negative attributes you will be able to embrace your alternate possibilities.
This new space of possibilities is very energizing. However, some people prefer to avoid responsibility.

Making a choice is, taking a stand, promising a new course of action, launching a new beginning and propelling yourself to a new future and goal

Authentic choices lead to new actions and behaviors.
You can reinvent yourselves, by beginning to act and behave consistent with your stand. Some people find this awkward at first so you may need to “fake it till you make it”

Visualise every single day that you are that preson you want to be or see yourself successful in that business your desire.
Doing this everyday you will soon become that person or that successful business person. It all in how your mind sees your. You can train you mind to see you however you want to be seen.

Changing our attitude can only bring positive results to every situation.
When people have the courage to face the truth every day, a powerful platform of authentic ownership, commitment and accountability emerges. You will naturally feel equipped and energized to focus on any challenge or opportunity that lays ahead, no matter how unfamiliar, complex, or difficult it may be. You will become “unstoppable.”

Attitude very powerful indeed.
I will be travelling to some of Queensland most secluded waterfalls tomorrow where Lindy and I will be doing up a few more videos to follow my last one on desire. Do watch out for these video’s later this week.

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Self Confidence Formula

Self Confidence Formula

When I was just starting up my Grevillea propagation Nursery I remember taking my Mum up to see another Progation Nursery that was on the Market. It was already established and did many different varieties of plant varieties and plant species. As it turned out it was too far from any schools so that became instantly unsuitable, but as Mum and I srood on top of this mountain overlooking this well set up propagation Nursery I said to my Mum I want to be bigger and better than this, I want to be the biggest and the best in Australia, my Mum said she hoped I would get all that I wanted.

All of a sudden I knew what I wanted, I dreampt it ate it, thought about it everyday all day. I visualised our nursery being the biggest and the best and guess what,  I had DESIRE, so bad  infact that I worked seven days a week rain hail or shine boy how I worked. I was prepared to do what ever I had to achieve my dream which became my success.

Interesting that when this happened I hadn’t even heard of or even read the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

I particularly like the Fifth Paragragh below- so very powerful.

So for the benefit of anyone who can’t get access to this Book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill I am going to share this with you. Is it any wonder why I keep coming back to this book over and over again. Every time I re read it I get something more powerful out of it.
It says under the Self Confidence Heading– (we are to say these to ourselves every single day)

First: I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore I demand of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.
Second: I realise the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward , physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily ,upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become ,thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.
Third: I know through the principle of auto – suggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of self- confidence.
Fourth: I have clearly written down a description of my Definite Chief Aim in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient self- confidence for its attainment.
Fifth: I fully realise that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use , and the co-operation of other people. I will induce others to serve m, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity because I know that a negative attitude towards others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them and in myself
I will sign my name in this formula , commit it to memory, and repeat it loud once a day,with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my thoughts and actions so that I will become a self reliant, and successful person.

Be lead by your dreams


Faith is a State of Mind

Faith is a State of Mind

I have already spoken about Desire and the need for desire in order to become successful. But to become successful is not just reliant on you having Desire but on your ability to hold onto Faith.
I have seen many descriptions of Faith, all of them considerably different. Some forms of faith cannot be explained.
I particularly love and agree with the description of Faith in the book “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill where it is said “Faith Is a State of Mind Which May Be Induced by Autosuggestion.
Powerful indeed, but I have also achieved my success firstly because I had the desire and second I had the faith I told myself offen enough that I was going to do this every day in fact until I actually believed this was true.
The book also states
Have Faith in yourself, Faith in the infinite and Faith is the “external elixir” which gives life, power and action to the impulse of thought.
Train yourself to learn these following points and say them every day out loud to yourself.
FAITH is the starting point of all accumulation of riches
FAITH is the basis of all “miracles,” and all mysteries which cannot be analysed by the rules of science!
FAITH is the only know antidote for FAILURE!
FAITH is the element which transforms the ordinary vibration of thought, created by the infinite mind of man, into the spiritual equivalent.
FAITH is the only agency through which the cosmic force of infinite intelligence can be harnessed and used by man

If we tell our subconscious not once but over and over again what it is you want then you will start behaving as I a manner to achieve this.
A negative person will never have the faith required to achieve the success they desire.
Many people will be shocked to read the Faith doesn’t only relate to religious doings but also to things that you are doing every single day. Another example of this from this book is:
When men first comes into contact with crime, they abhor it. If they remain in contact with crime for a time, they become accustomed to it, and endure it. If they remain in contact with it long enough, they finally embrace it, and become influenced by it.
So there are so many benefits to telling your subconscious everyday what it is you are hoping to achieve
For example mine was to become the biggest and best Grevillea propagator in Australia.
This really works if you also have Desire.
This topic could go on for hours so what I am going to do over the Easter holidays I am going to do up a couple of video’s on Desire Faith and a some others. I will post them onto my blog site when they have been uploaded, so do keep an eye out for them.


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