Saturday saw a great pageant and celebration. Installing our new President.
May he be guided to do great things for our South Africa and the continent of Africa.
Strength to your mind and efforts, Mr President.
Can we all get back to running our businesses now? The "wait and see" time is past.
Time to Let the Good Times Roll - again.
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For decades, the growth and use of cannabis (also known as marijuana, weed, pot, dagga) for either recreational and/or medicinal purposes remained prohibited in almost every part of the world.
Despite its illegality, marijuana use has been fairly common as it remained one of the most popular illegal drugs used in the world. Only most recently have some countries (Canada, Switzerland, Peru, Portugal, Italy etc.) decriminalised cannabis use, with others restricting its use for medicinal purposes only (Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Greece etc.).....Read More and Register.
I have recently published a Course on the Teachable platform.
I prefer to see it as a service/guide, rather than a course to study something.
It's not a "how to" type course, although it does feature people who have helped me, even unknowingly, over the years.
They provide the "How To" with links/articles/videos on the various "Lectures".
We all need a little help every now and then.
Most of us are too embarrassed to ask for it. People may think we're stupid.
We worry so much about what others may think of us.
Each one of us has a talent for something.
Maybe we don't appreciate/realise what we really have.
That's where the help comes in.
I have spent a lot of time and expended great effort to put all this together.
I would appreciate you visiting the website. I want to build a small community/tribe/club.
If you think a little help could be useful, please enrol.
One small payment will give you access (membership) for the rest of your life.
It is a work in progress and articles, lectures, links and/or videos are added regularly.
There are no exams or tests. No diplomas, certificates or qualifications to be earned.
Just two little questions: Are you at peace with your life? Do you enjoy every day?
To me, every day above ground is a great day!
Chris Wilkinson - Headlong towards Tomorrow.
PS. If I can do this - what's stopping you? Want to learn how? We can help.
It’s all horizontal (and books went first) - by Seth Godin
With enough top-down energy, it feels like the creator of an idea can broadcast it, anytime and anywhere.
That enough hype/promo/media/leverage ought to allow a major publisher or network or candidate to bend the culture simply by yelling.
If you follow this road, you’re going to be sorely disappointed.
For 500 years, this hasn’t been true for books. And now it’s not true for anything.
Ideas spread from person to person. Horizontally. Because someone who encountered an idea cared enough to spread the word, to talk about it, to insist that friends and colleagues pay attention, if just for a moment.
If you can figure out how to embrace the true fans, they’ll go ahead and spread an idea–not because you want them to, but because they want to.
Your ability to reach a tiny group of committed fans is essential.
But the work spreads because of the fans, not because you figured out how to spend money to interrupt more and more strangers.
A light, but sadly true look at small business in SA in the first 12 months.
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Don't be like Dan - Pete will show you how to Crashproof your Business - for Free
Register for Pete's Free Webinar
How to earn $1 000 per Day - Online
Wednesday 22nd May 2019 - 8 PM - South African Time.
Peter Carruthers is hosting a Free Webinar on Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 at 8pm SA Time
This is to introduce his new course - How to Earn $1 000 per day (about R14 000 ZAR).
He will show you what's possible in this new online world. With very little money to start.
I would suggest you register for the event (even if you're scared of the future)
In fact, especially if you're scared.
Whether you are retired or retiring.
Or if you're lucky enough to have a job, but would like to learn more.
Or if you're a student, this will help you with your studies.
As I said the Webinar is Free. But you have to register to get the recording afterwards.
What have you got to lose? Go get your seat. Don't miss this opportunity.
Have A Wee Dram This Whisky Day.......
Mark Twain was once quoted as saying:
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough."
We couldn't agree more.
This Whisky Day we hope you'll enjoy a glass of your finest whisky to celebrate this revered tipple.
Further below you'll see we've included some interesting new products from The Scottish Fine Soaps Company.
The Scots, apparently not content with being the world's finest whisky makers, are now trying their hand at grooming products for men.
These guys have come out with a one-of-kind whisky soap inspired by whisky based cocktails, all in stylish vintage themed tin.
Very unique indeed, and they smell great too.
You'll find them in 3 flavours: The Rob Roy, Rusty Nail and Dandy Sour.
Collect all 3 or give them as a gift to someone special.
Go get 'em
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What a Boykie!
Snooze is a trap
There’s a button on my email program that allows me to postpone an incoming email to a future day.
Sort of like a snooze button.
The snooze button is a trap. It’s a trap because not only do you have to decide later, but you just expended time and energy to deciding to decide later.
Do it once, move on.
Decide once’ is a magical productivity commitment.
There is a certain class of decision that benefits from time. Decisions where more information is in fact useful.
But most of the time, we’re busy making decisions that should be made now or not at all.
You end up with a ton of decision debt, a pile of unanswered, undecided, unexplored options. And you’re likely to simply walk away.
If you open an email, you’ve already made the commitment to respond and move on. Not to push it down the road.
In or out, yes or no, on to the next thing.
Snooze is not for you.
Make small wins work for you
The internet has changed how we see ourselves as successful.
Anything that doesn't bring "instant" wealth is a failure.
We've all heard the old saying: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
We should change that to read: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single win.”
Our success begins when we make small wins every day.
Start small and build from there.
A series of small wins will get you that big success.
Another saying: "Rome wasn't built in a day" Remember that one? How easily we forget.
Everyone is going after the "instant wealth" idea. Microwave everything.
The combination of a large number of small wins over time will bring that "overnight success" in the end.
It will seem like an overnight success. The penny only drops right at the end.
One small win leads to another, then another and another. Culminating in one Big Win.
If one wants to save a million Rand, for instance. It isn't done in one week or even a year.
Break it down. R1 million over 25 years means you have to put aside R40 000 every year.
That's R3 333.00 per month. Or R150.00 per week.
R30.00 every day sounds a whole lot easier than R3 333.00 per month, doesn't it?
Put it in the bank every day, you won't even miss it.
Some banks even have a "save your change" system linked to the account.
You can always add more, if you want.
Do that and you'll have plenty saved in no time. Without even realising it.
The trick of course is never to touch that savings account.
Rather put it into some other kind of investment every month.
Not difficult when it's out of sight and out of mind. Let it grow.
It's easy to cut back on luxuries you don't need. Eat out twice a month, not once a week.
Do you need that new cellphone on a contract every two years?
Or the new car every four or five years. On credit.
Make it last and put the monthly payments into your savings.
Most of our problems arise out of our inflated expectations.
We don't have to keep up with the van der Merwes or Sitholes.
Or anybody else for that matter.
Make do, and be grateful for what we have.
There's a whole lot more value in peace of mind than having a whole lot of money.
Teach your children how to save, so they don't fall into the peer pressure trap later in their lives.
People like Richard Branson, Bill Gates or Warren Buffet didn't become billionaires overnight. Despite the Internet.
It took them many years to reach their goal of financial independence.
And that's exactly what it is. Independence.
Not who has the most. Or the biggest car. Or the beautiful Mansion.
They worked and lived in garages at home.
Mr Buffet still lives in the same house, with the same wife, he bought fifty years ago. Paid Cash.
He still flies economy class. Can afford his own jet, but chooses to be "normal".
He gives most of his wealth to charity. Now that's being very rich.
But, he started with nothing and built his wealth one dollar at a time.
The Beatles played in sordid nightclubs for years, before they hit the big time.
They wrote hundreds of songs which "failed".
Until they recorded "Love me Do" in 1964. Then everything exploded and they became very, very wealthy young men.
But it was a huge struggle in the beginning.
Thest tips have been around for many years. How many of us listened? Not too many of us.
Don't let your future become spoiled for the want of instant gratification.
We don't have to live like paupers. But, we need to slow down a bit and do the little things more often.
Before we can live like Kings.
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The Organ Donor Foundation is not a medical organization and plays no role in the allocation, or procurement, of organs.
We receive no funding from government and rely entirely on our own fundraising initiatives and generous donations from corporates and individuals to support our work.
The Foundation has two main focuses:
We also administer an Emergency Flight Plan, which pays for the transportation of vital organs from outlying areas to transplant hospitals if sponsored flights and/or funding is available to do so.
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Peter Carruthers is giving away his most successful course for nothing until May 8, 2019.
Do NOT miss this opportunity to participate. You have nothing to lose.
So your future plans are all coming together for you?
You've reached the age when you are about to enjoy the fruits of all the years of toil?
You have enough stashed away to take care of all your life issues for the next 20-25 years.
How much is enough?
Are you secure enough in your present job to ensure you can still save a little more to retire on?
Covered every contingency?
Working overtime to make more? No time for yourself?
Will your qualifications carry you through?
It is a known fact that 80% of people reaching the age of 65 will never be able to "retire" in comfort. Probably more than 90% in fact.
Where does that leave you?
I am 73 years old. Healthy and fit, thank you. Going strong.
I know there are a lot of people who think about their retirement with trepidation.
It needn't be so. We are all scared. Every day.
But, we can overcome most of the obstacles put in our way. If we just stay positive.
I can't tell you how to get rich overnight.
But I can show you how you can do something about your situation.
Helping ourselves (and others) in the same position.
I'd rather be a has-been than a never was. How about You?
Thank you Marnus, wise words indeed.
One of those very small businesses you talk about.
We need all the support we can get.
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