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  • Entrepreneurs

    Never Stop Thinking - Its Free

    This landed in my in - box and hit the spot. Too summarise for you budding property entrepreneurs -
    Release the inner child in you - Buck conformity - Be spontaneous - Crave creativity - Think Think Think
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    ``Did you know that human beings are mental organisms. Everything we are or ever will be, will be as the direct result of the way we think. If we improve the quality of our thinking, we must improve the quality of our lives. And, there is no other way to do it.

    Youth and Creativity

    In one series of I.Q. tests given to children age 2 - 4 years, 95% of the children were found to be highly creative with curious, questioning minds and an ability for abstract thinking.

    When the same children were tested again at age 7, only 5% still demonstrated high levels of creativity. In the ensuing years, they had learned to conform; "If you want to get along, you had better go along," is what they had discovered.

    The Dangers of Conformity

    They had learned to color between the lines, to sit in neat little rows, to do and say what the other kids did and said, and to do as they were told. Over time, they lost the wonderful fearless spontaneity of youth and learned to suppress ideas and insights that were unusual or different.

    Aggressively Seek New Ideas

    Most of us have had similar experiences. The "Not invented-here" syndrome in many large companies is simply the adult version of "not rocking the boat." But fortunately, since creativity is your birth right, a fundamental part of your nature, you can tap into it at any time, no matter how long it has been since you really used it.``
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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    What an inspiring post JC!!

    With so much information free on the internet, it's madness not to tap into the hive mind and leverage other people's experience and views. The right input at the right time can turbo-charge a business ...

    I do believe that a lot of the media and TV "dumbs down" people's minds with rubbish .. such programmes as Big Brother and a lot of the soaps make my brain feel like it's being poisoned!

    I rarely watch TV or read newspapers and it does not appear to have done me much harm.

    I prefer to get my inputs from people who have actually achieved what I want to do and who themselves have gone against the "norm" to achieve the kind of results I hope to one day achieve.

    So I shall keep thinking and asking questions to learn and grow. Smile
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    Yes, very good Jonathan.

    I've always been a great believer in asking the question: "How natural is it?" Or "How do our choices and decisions fit with our deepest nature?" I believe when we are aligned with our deepest desires, we act with much greater power.

    I have recently come across a book called Driven: How Human Nature Shapes Our Choices. It is a truly fascinating read. Based on 'evolutionary psychology' the book delves into the depths of human history and evolution to try and understand what makes us tick.

    The authors have come up with an original and compelling theory that there are four basic drives behind our human choices:

    1. The drive to acquire,
    2. The drive to bond,
    3. The drive to learn,
    4. The drive to defend.

    I was rather sceptical when I began reading it, about their specific encapsulation of human behaviour into these four seemingly over-simplified drives, but I was quite won over by their very educated and scientific approach and arguments.

    I can certainly recommend the book. You're sure to learn more than by watching mindless tv, that's for sure!

    Angela
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    Author of The Complete Guide to Property Strategies

    "It is the small decisions you and I make every day that shape our destiny" Anthony Robbins

    Hi,

    I have been reading about Deepak Chopra. He is the most aware man I have ever come across. He has produced a tape on creating affluence.This is it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7LwPuKb6AQ







    ** Moderater note: I inserted the video into the post to make it easier to watch on PT **
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    I think Deepak`s message would have been perhaps better portrayed if he hadn`t tried to rather awkwardly squeeze his thoughts into a seemingly slightly contrived A-Z. It smacks of commercialism rather than enlightenment to me I`m afraid. His delivery is also too monotone for me. I like to hear someone a bit more passionate about their chosen subject and bring it alive.

    Going back to `The dangers of conformity`..... I am constantly amazed at the amount of people who say they did things they would rather not do on Christmas Day but in effect do them out of conformity. One tenant I spoke to despised to the extreme the routine she had to go through with her extended family all day. To not do so though would be unthinkable. It seems the whole world suffers from conformity and colludes with their fellow man on this day to a greater or lesser extent. I am no different I`m afraid. I try vainly to break out but the social pressures to conform are so very tough to beat sometimes. But maybe to conform on one day a year is good for the soul as if it achieves if nothing else an awareness in me that I have an in built aversion to organised conformity. It also makes me appreciate the other 364 days much more which cant be such a bad thing. So heres to Christmas ....but yes on one day only - sorry I`m a bit of a Bah Humbug :-)
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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    The best way to deal with christmas is to go on holiday over the Christmas period.That way you can escape the british winter and avoid the cost of christmas.

    I went to Phuket in Thailand just before christmas and went up through the jungle on a elephant.It was in the 30s degrees centigrade.It was extremely cheap to stay there.The real expense is the flight.

    You can stay in a 3 star hotel with swimming pool and breakfast for 2, for £30 per night in total..It was just 3 minutes from the beach.

    Although Deepak Chopra's presentation is a bit monotone I thought the content was very good.I don't believe he writes books to make money.He does it because he genuinely believes what he says.I also like him because he is soft, compasionate and humble.
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    Your holidays sounds great Bill. I love my British winters but sometimes wish i was more carefree to do something like you did. I`m a bit of a hypocrite as well as far as a traditional Christmas is concerned. I will have my little moan about it but then try to take it away from me and i will be up there complaining with the masses. :-)

    I dont know Deepak`s work so cannot really comment. But for someone who is worth about 75 million dollars I believe ( contrary to you) that at least part of him writes books to make money. And good luck to him as long as he doesn`t take advantage of the vulnerable and the weak and the impressionables like some of his critics says he does

    He has about 65 books to his name and at least 400 sideline products for sale on his website including t shirts and tea bags. It looks more like Tesco online if I`m honest. So he may well be genuine in his beliefs and feels he has a story to tell to help others but he also knows very well how to market himself and make money. The law of attraction is a funny old law. People are attracted to him and his message so he creates a product creating a demand which he supplies which creates more demand which creates more supply and so on. Perpetual motion. The mans done well.
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    Jonathan Clarke. http://www.buytoletmk.com

    Does this fit the mould?

    Ringing Cedars
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    ** Moderator note: Inserted the links and the videos as they were just a URL string. **
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    07 42 777 88 79  Property researcher & collaborative sourcing assistant - consultancy & mentorship at times, by request First Finders (residential & commercial land & property: UK, & abroad) Wessex Property Management Services (facilitation & advisory service for property owners) Golden Gate Gardens (specialist garden and landscape design service)

    Hi,

    Interesting topic! I am all for anything that inspires you to move forward, however "off the wall". Have you read the books I am wondering Brian? I was interested to see the mention of the school, as I homeschool my daughter, and the only similar type of school I have ever seen is a fairly new set up in Bali, which children come from all over the world to attend, although it is fee-paying. They also have locals attending (free) too.

    Not that i'm academic myself, but I just wasn't happy with the school system, I feel it knocks out a person's individuality too much.

    As an aside, I have been to Thailand and on an elephant (scary height for me!) in Chiang Mai, a great experience!

    Last year I decided to beg, borrow, but stopped before stealing(!), and having looked after my mum for 5 years, went by train from Dundee to Istanbul, we spent 3 months travelling around Turkey, just myself and my daughter. Okay i'm in my 40's so didn't scrimp on hotels and good restaurants, the bill was enormous, but it was such an amazing experience for both of us. It actually gave me the fresh outlook I needed (and space away from being a carer) to draw a line under the past and think 2013 is the year that I will start to knuckle down and get ahead.

    Anyone interested (poppyandma/com)

    Wherever inspiration comes from, it doesn't matter, if it helps you on your journey then it's a great thing!

    Marjorie
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    @ Marjorie.

    No, I haven't read the books (I will when I can) - but there's quite a bit to follow up on about Anastasia via Youtube for anyone who would like to.

    When I was younger, I remember being inspired by an account of A.S. Neill's 'Summerhill' school - much as you are describing, where children are not stultified but encouraged to learn through their natural desire to explore everything.

    These days, we have the internet - what a relief, when you really want to investigate something. I usually don't have to go far from Youtube when I am doing this.

    @ moderator - thanks for sorting out the garbled links. Must find our how I get it wrong.

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    07 42 777 88 79  Property researcher & collaborative sourcing assistant - consultancy & mentorship at times, by request First Finders (residential & commercial land & property: UK, & abroad) Wessex Property Management Services (facilitation & advisory service for property owners) Golden Gate Gardens (specialist garden and landscape design service)

    Hi,

    The difficulty I have with youtube, as much as it excites my daughter, is the fact it doesn't have subtitles! Why on earth doesn't some programmer invent subtitles for youtube for the deafies amongst us, people speak too quickly and I can't catch it all. The worst offenders are people that put an interesting video online, with background music!!

    Problems, problems! Wink
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