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Maybe the way you always do it is wrong.



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Two years ago I tried to update my Typepad blog with a card, it just wouldn't work

So, I got busy. I tried again, and no matter what card I used, I couldn't get it to work.

Just now, I tried it, and it worked fine.

What was I doing wrong? Don't know. But I was doing something wrong, but I kept on doing it.

The result was I didn't write a blog for two years.

Another example was some mornings I would bake some eggs for my daughter.

I would use baking paper so the eggs wouldn't stick to the dish.

They would always stick.

Then I run out. I tired to buy some more, but I bought the wrong one.

I got parchment paper.

I thought about sending it back.

Then i tried it. And it didn't stick.

I was stuck using a way that didn't work.

There is saying about walking in dumb each day.

It is a mindset that gets you to question about why you are doing it that way.

Especially, if it ain't working.

But even when it is working.

But could work even better.











Dear Richard Branson,



Can you start a People’s Bank?

Where a bank is just a bank.

A bank that pays a fair interest.

A bank that lends wisely.

A bank that gives customers great customer service.

But, most importantly, a bank that doesn’t think its job is to take huge risks with our money.

We can’t stop the bankers paying themselves their bonuses no more than we can put the toothpaste back in its tube of a morning.

But we can stop banking with them.

And instead we can put our money into a new bank that we do trust.

I think there are a lot of people who would like to join that kind of bank.

The biggest investment you can make is in yourself, not your house.


It isn’t money that pays your mortgage.

It’s your knowledge.

It’s your skill.

It’s what you have learnt over the years.

That’s what really pays the mortgage.

And that’s why you need to invest in you.

Go to the Ted talks.

Go to The Interesting talks.

Go to The Do Lectures.

Read Arden. Read Gladwell. Read Buffett.

Read trade journals. Read blogs. Read websites.

Do courses. Do listen. Do push yourself.

Put the extra hours in.

Never stop investing in you.

You will reap what you sow.



Have 3 months money in reserve.

Library - 3607

You should have nothing that you won’t resign over.


A small thing.


A big thing.




Even better, start your own thing.


So you won’t have anyone to resign to.


But always have something to fall back on.


Never touch it.


Add to it if your incomings go up.


But it’s your freedom to walk away.


Don’t compromise your ideas or yourself.


Start saving, then never touch it.


The most important place that you will put it is in the back of your head.





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