marketing in the 21st century isn’t that different from the 20th century

The end of the 2oth century brought with it incredible change. International travel became common, investing became a great way to add to your wealth, MP3s were born, the Internet gave us access to information previously only held by a few countries and organizations, email allowed us to keep in touch faster, chat moved online…

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when it comes to finding information you’ve got to love Facebook

A few years back, I had heard about this new site called Facebook. I thought it would be a pretty cool way to get in touch with some friends that I’d lost touch with. Today it’s so much more than just a way of tracking down long lost pals. It’s a platform to share ideas,…

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how the world has changed in just the last 40 years

History, for many people, isn’t a fun subject. We were bored to tears with names of kings and presidents that ruled the land hundreds and thousands of years ago. For many of us, it’s sheer torture. However, I learnt that history can be one of the most enlightening subjects we will ever take. Assuming you…

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how to defeat any fear in one simple step

We all have fears. Fear is a natural protective mechanism to keep us away from danger, but it can also prevent us from achieving our hopes and dreams. You see, there are two forms of fear. Actual fear, and the fear in our head. Actual fear needs no explanation. Heights, knives, guns…these elicit real fear…

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the art of making and keeping promises

My word means something to me. When I make a promise, I do everything in my power to see that I keep it. That doesn’t mean I’m perfect, far from it. But I do know how breaking a promise and letting someone else down can hurt. Why? Because I’ve been on the receiving end far…

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being an entrepreneur isn’t easy but it’s worth it

I love being an entrepreneur. That being said, it’s not for everyone. Many people out there seem to have the wrong conception when it comes to running your own business. Sure, it sounds like heaven. Being your own boss, deciding your own hours, making the rules and so on. But make no mistake about it,…

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20 books that should have a place in your success library

My mentor, Jim Rohn, once said, “Formal education makes you a living. Self-education makes you a fortune.” He was right. Studying, as you’ve heard me say time and time again on this blog, is the key to our better future. Unfortunately, when most people hear the word “study” they lose interest. The thing is that…

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Tony Robbins meets Oprah Winfrey and shares the six basic human needs

Don’t you just love Youtube?! I know I do. Getting access to shows such as Friends, 24 or House in Japan is a breeze thanks to iTunes or the local video store (do we still call it that these days?). But what about those one-off episodes? When I heard that Tony Robbins was going to…

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20 reasons why I love Japan

Success isn’t something that’s taught in school. So if one decides to make success a study, where should we start? Earl Nightingale talks about attitude, Tony Robbins talks about state, Robert Kiyosaki touches on mindset. And they’re all right. Success is based on building a strong foundation of fundamental concepts of which attitude, state and…

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is university a good investment in the 21st century?

“Investment” is a word that has powerful emotions attached to it. For many the word “investment” is synonymous with gambling so they associate the feeling of fear. For others, when they hear the word they simply turn off, as they believe it’s too complicated. And for some it means money, which excites them. The same…

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