Friday, 20 August 2010

Jim Rohn

Jim Rohn - entrepreneur, philosopher and motivational speaker. His personal development material is second to none. Everyone can do with some words of wisdom from the man who says "Don’t wish it was easier; wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems; wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges; wish for more wisdom." Jim Rohn tells it as it is not to dishearten you but to motivate you to take responsibility of your life and how it turns out. Visit to subscribe for the weekly newsletter.

I recommend: Twelve Pillars, The Treasury of Quotes and The Five Major Pieces to the Life Puzzle.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Matt Morris

As promised - here's some info on the authors I have found useful on my journey to greatness: 

In his book “The Unemployed Millionaire” Matt Morris shares ideas on how to “escape the rat race, fire your boss and live life on your terms!”. He mainly focuses on internet marketing but also covers, network marketing and property investing as ways to generate a passive income. A good book to read if you are starting out on your journey as an entrepreneur and are looking for some ideas. Also visit for some weekly motivational blog posts which I think are fantastic!

Monday, 16 August 2010


We all have dreams growing up – amazing dreams of things we want to accomplish, achieve and do. Dreams of how we will “be the change that’s needed in the world”. Sadly as we grow older some of us get ‘watered down’ by reality and gradually those dreams begin to fade away into a distant memory. This is why it is important to surround yourself with people who have vision and aspirations - people who can inspire you to keep the fire in your belly burning for as long as it takes to achieve those dreams.   Don’t let anyone or anything steal your dreams! Guard them with all that you are. Dreams are what make life worth living and are what drive people to achieve greatness.

Be persistent in achieving your dreams. Be willing to do whatever it takes for as long as it takes to achieve those dreams. Put a plan in place and work it and as Winston Churchill put it “Never, never, never give up” – After all if you give up on the race of your life no one can continue it for you!

Thursday, 12 August 2010


One thing that successful and unsuccessful people have in common is fear. Fear of rejection; fear of failure and in some cases fear of success. The presence of fear is not the issue – rather what one does with the fear. We all know what happens when the adrenaline kicks in: fight or flight. Choose to be someone who fights for their dreams and beliefs. Choose to be someone who has a say in how their life turns out. Choose to be someone who refuses to live a life of quiet desperation. Choose to be someone who “feels the fear and does it anyway”. The alternative, letting fear cripple you, doesn’t bare thinking about. There is no reward in life for people who spend their time thinking “what if…?”

I recommend: “Feel the fear and do it anyway” by Susan Jeffers 

Self Trust

It is so important to be in charge of your emotions and not to allow how you feel be dictated by the actions of others. There comes a point when you have to start looking within and stop relying on others – a time when you form your own opinions about what will and will not stand in your life. Getting to this stage in life has everything to do with self trust. When I was growing up I battled a lot with feelings of inadequacy and low self esteem and as a result I looked for outside reassurance that I was good enough, pretty enough etc. The problem with this was that the person to do this didn’t always show up!! So I had to learn to depend on myself. This like many aspects of growing up took time and is still something I make a conscious effort about on a daily basis. I’m not against getting reassurance from loved ones when challenges come our way and we have moments where we doubt ourselves. What I am against is waiting around for someone to encourage, motivate and reassure you about every decision you will have to make in life. You may begin to find (as I did) that you don’t hold the same values as the people ‘advising’ you and this will cause you to question the relevance of their advice. As you begin to develop your self trust you will become more comfortable with the choices you make and their possible consequences for your life. You accept responsibility for all the things that go right and wrong in your life – this is a fundamental part of growing up and so is decision making. Granted some decisions will be easier to make than others. When it does come to making the tough ones I have found that once one has weighed the pro’s and con’s the most difficult thing is often actually deciding what to do. As one grows older one has to make decisions about a lot of things! The key is to actually make a decision. It’s better to make a wrong decision than to make no decision at all. Don’t be rash…..but don’t develop an indecisive nature. Sometimes it really is better to leap and then look!

Get Started!!

Most of us put achieving our biggest dreams on hold. We often say “when I’m older I’ll….”Considering that Rome wasn’t built in a day, we should all really get started now!! Success is a journey, one which moulds us to ultimately become better people. In some cases it can take years. So why wait? Start now! Regardless of your age, background or any of that, start now!! My journey to success has been helped by personal development because I’ve come to learn that until YOU believe in yourself no one else can. The likes of Jim Rohn, Matt Morris, Tony Robbins and Jerry Clark (to name a few) have been particularly helpful. I’ll talk about them in detail in the next couple of posts.


This blog is for anyone who has ever wondered what they could be if they allowed themselves to dream big and realise their true potential. I hope you will be able to draw inspiration, knowledge, and wisdom from the posts on your journey to becoming all that you can be!