What Is Stopping You From Starting Your Online Business?

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Have you ever considered living the laptop lifestyle, with the ability to work anywhere in the world, and laying a solid foundation to gaining financial security and growth?

If you said yes, it means you are considering moving from the traditional economy to the digital economy.

When I started my digital adventure, I realised that just having a laptop, being connected to the internet and starting an online business didn’t mean all the amazing income was coming effortlessly.

I realised that the most important thing was to commit to learning new skills and follow-through.

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

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IQ is not the only difference between successful students and those who struggle.

In education, understanding of students and learning from a motivational and a psychological perspective is much better, according to Angela Lee Duckworth.

Angela Lee Duckworth (born 1970) is an American academic, psychologist and popular science author. She is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studies grit and self-control.  She is also the Founder and CEO of Character Lab, a not-for-profit whose mission is to advance the science and practice of character development.

In her Ted Talk, she poses the question: “What if doing well in school and in life depends on much more than your ability to learn quickly and easily?”

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Conquer Your Fears And Create A Quality Lifestyle?

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Fear is the thief of dreams.”― Brian Krans

We are born with TWO fears:

  1. Fear of falling
  2. Fear of loud noises

As we grow up, we learn other fears from our parents, teachers, friends and families.

The majority of our society lives on fear, most of those fears are only perceived.

When you face your fears, understand fear for what it is, you can use that knowledge to take control of your life.

Embrace Your Fear

You’ve probably heard of Michael Jordan‘s story of getting cut from his high school basketball team. He wasn’t good enough to hold a roster spot with the varsity team.

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Book Review – Leonardo Da Vinci by W. Isaacson

Planet, Universe, Vitruvian Man

Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in. – Leonardo da Vinci

After reading the bestsellers books of Walter Isaacson on Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein, I came to appreciate how talented Mr Isaacson is as an author.

In this magnificent biography of Leonardo Da Vinci, Mr Isaacson shows how, from Leonardo’s genius skills, we can get inspired, develop our potential, discover with passionate curiosity, careful observation, and imagination.

I took the following excerpts from the book as a reminder of what Leonardo Da Vinci did during his lifetime as well as the skills and great ideas from this amazing person. I hope you enjoy it just as much.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simple Leonardo was an Italian Renaissance polymath whose areas of interest included invention, drawing, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history and cartography.

LEARNING FROM LEONARDO

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How Do I Find the Opportunity That Is Right For Me?

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 “What is the recipe for successful achievement? To my mind there are just four essential ingredients: Choose a career you love, give it the best there is in you, seize your opportunities, and be a member of the team.” Benjamin Franklin Fairless

How many of us have been waiting for the right opportunity or waiting for the inspiration until the end of time?

Most of us, but what we are truly looking for is a sense of direction, an opportunity where we can take control of our lives, achieve our dreams, motivates us and set us on a course that will undoubtedly open more doors for us.

THE SCENARIO OF WOMEN IN THE 50’S

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