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COURAGE IS CRUCIAL FOR SUCCESS...

Tuesday 5:59pm

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SAILING INTO THE FUTURE...

Tuesday 2:03pm

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Time is the greatest asset in life. It is also a totally "Non-renewable" resource. Once it is gone, it is gone!

Tuesday 1:56pm

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Take charge of the "cockpit" of your life. Take control!

Sep 4, 2017

THE GREATEST GIFT OR ASSET IN LIFE IS.....TIME!

On his death bed, Alexander the Great summoned his generals and told them his three ultimate wishes:

1. The best doctors should carry his coffin;
2. The wealth he has accumulated (money, gold, precious stones etc.) should be scattered along the procession to the cemetery; and
3. His hands should be let loose, hanging outside the coffin for all to see!
One of his generals, who was surprised by these unusual requests, asked Alexander to explain. Here is what Alexander the Great had to say:
1. I want the best doctors to carry my coffin to demonstrate that, in the face of death, even the best doctors in the world have no power to heal.
2. I want the road to be covered with my treasure so that everybody sees that material wealth acquired on earth, stays on earth.
3. I want my hands to swing in the wind, so that people will understand that we come to this world empty handed and we leave this world empty handed after the most precious treasure of all is exhausted, and that is TIME.
4. We do not take to our grave any material wealth, although our good deeds can be our
travellers’ cheques. TIME is our most precious treasure because it is LIMITED. We can produce more wealth, but we cannot produce more time.
5. When we give someone our time, we actually give a portion of our life that we will never take back. OUR TIME IS OUR LIFE!
6. So my dear, the best present that you can give to your family and friends, is your TIME.

Sep 4, 2017

THE TEN RULES OF POVERTY

1. Never wake up early
2. Never plan how to spend your money
3. Never think of saving until you have real big money
4. Never engage in activities usually reserved for the 'uneducated'
5. Never engage in a business until you get a windfall of capital
6. Complain about everything except your own attitude
7. Spend more than you earn
8. Compete in dressing
9. Buy a second hand vehicle that is more than three times your gross monthly pay
10. Give your children everything they ask since you are a loving parent.

Sep 2, 2017

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ARE YOU PREPARED TO BE LUCKY?

Sep 2, 2017

A farmer in ancient China had a neighbour who was a hunter, and who owned ferocious and poorly trained hunting dogs.
They jumped over the fence frequently and chased the farmer's lambs.
The farmer asked his neighbour to keep his dogs in check, but this fell on deaf ears.
One day the dogs again jumped the fence, attacked and severely injured several of the lambs.
The farmer had had enough, and went to town to consult a judge who listened carefully to the story and said: "I could punish the hunter and instruct him to keep his dogs chained or lock them up. But you would lose a friend and gain an enemy. Which would you rather have, friend or foe for a neighbour?"
The farmer replied that he preferred a friend.
“Alright, I will offer you a solution that keeps your lambs safe, and which will keep your a neighbour a friend."
Having heard the judge's solution, the farmer agreed.
Once at home, the farmer immediately put the judge's suggestions to the test.
He took three of his best lambs and presented them to his neighbour's three small sons, who were beside themselves with joy and began to play with them.
To protect his son's newly acquired playthings, the hunter built a strong kennel for his dogs.
Since then, the dogs never again bothered the farmer's lambs.
Out of gratitude for the farmer's generosity toward his sons, the hunter often shared the game he had hunted with the farmer.
The farmer reciprocated by sending the hunter lamb meat and cheese he had made.
Within a short time the neighbours became good friends.
A saying in old China went something like this,
“One can win over and influence people the best with gestures of kindness and compassion.”
A similar Western saying:
“One catches more flies with honey than with vinegar."
Let us make an effort to make a pact that we will be polite when we speak and not make rude and sarcastic remarks at every opportunity we get, especially with our families, friends Leaders and colleagues.