Category Archives : Vision & Mindset



Why I Avoid Apple Products

I thought that I would set out the reasons why I avoid Apple products and any products like them. Apple is one of the most profitable companies in the world with huge profit margins.  That effectively means the consumer is paying more than they really need to for their products.  Great for Apple but not so […]

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Why Comfort Will Ruin Your Life

comfort will ruin life

I really like this TED talk entitled ‘Why comfort will ruin your life‘. In internet marketing it is easy to stay in your comfort zone and this will limit your growth.  Let me give you an example. It is uncomfortable to buy traffic because initially the outcome is not within your control – you will […]

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Obstacles = Opportunities

Obstacles = opportunities i.e. don’t allow yourself to see obstacles as excuses. See them as opportunities. My son and I have just finished a joint project to set up a new website for a client. It wasn’t an easy project from the outset.  The client’s existing website was in a bit of a pickle and remedial […]

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Mans Search For Meaning

Mans Search For Meaning

I have been reading ‘Mans Search For Meaning’ by Victor Frankl.  Victor Frankl was a survivor of Auschwitz and also a psychologist. Here is my favourite passage from the book – I will cover how this is relevant to internet marketing and running your own business afterwards: The experiences of camp life show that man […]

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I Believe in YOU

I Believe In You – the message that Frank Kern sent to me!!! He went on to say… Let me tell you something about YOU. YOU can do anything you want. YOU are in control. YOU can achieve as much success as you want to. YOU can and will pick yourself up when life knocks you down. I […]

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The Systems Mindset

The Systems Mindset

I’ve just read a ebook called ‘The Systems Mindset’ by Sam Carpenter.  This is his second book – his first book was called ‘Work The System’.  Both books are well worth reading. As I read The Systems Mindset. I decided to note down a few quotations from this 164 page book to give you a […]

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10 Things I Am Grateful For

Stratford-upon-Avon

This river-bank is where I walk our dog every day! Yesterday I confided in a friend that I was feeling a bit low and he suggested that I list 10 things that I am grateful for so I thought that I would share this with you.  After all it is my blog so I can […]

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Thought Control

Thought Control

Thought control is at the heart of every business and every public institution.  It’s a also a major constituent of marketing – understanding the psychology of marketing and selling is critical to power and success. Thought control is central to the following institutions: politics and government religion education our legal system the media business family life – […]

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And My Soul Spread Wide Its Wings

And My Soul Spread Wide Its Wings

I was walking my dog this morning and pinned to a gate in the gardens of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre was the poster above with this headline: And My Soul Spread Wide It’s Wings It really resonated with me because it explains exactly why I left banking in 2001. My job had become soul-destroying. It no […]

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How To Have Your Best Year Ever

How to have your best year ever is a 4 hour 22 minute video of a presentation by the late Jim Rohn in Fort Worth, Dallas. It is incredible from a number of angles. Firstly, Jim Rohn is a great speaker but it wasn’t always that way.  He tells the story of when he first […]

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Pop The Cork – Celebrating Success

In this article I want to discuss the importance of celebrating success, however small that success may be. My son, James, just telephoned me – he was happy, I could hear it in his voice. He’s recently started playing cricket again with a small village cricket team in Thurgaton in Nottinghamshire.  It really is ‘village […]

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Your Tests Are Your Testimonials

Testimonials

I was watching a random video and this guy ended by saying ‘Your tests are your testimonials’.   It grabbed me because I realised that this is true. Every test, challenge or failure has in it the seed of greater opportunity.   At the very least we have the opportunity to share our experience with […]

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The Only Source of Knowledge

The only source of knowledge is experience. Albert Einstein. If you are stuck in perpetual learning mode, like I was for a long time when I started internet marketing, then you might like to read that quotation again to realise the fundamental truth of that statement. This means that you cannot gain ‘knowledge’ by reading a […]

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Eric Thomas – Thank God It’s Monday!

Eric Thomas is a motivational speaker, educator, author, preacher and activist. He was born in Chicago, IL and grew up on the streets of Detroit, MI. He proclaimed that he had very difficult childhood experiences that pushed him to leave home and drop out of school. Instead, he met a pastor and started to build […]

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50 Quotations About Success

I hope that you will find these 50 quotations about success inspiring and uplifting.  They certainly are for me, which is why I have added them as a permanent record to my blog! 1. “We become what we think about most of the time, and that’s the strangest secret.” Earl Nightingale 2. “There are two […]

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