Thursday, 24 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: David Black, actor, director, producer and musician.

"If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? If not now, when?" - Ethics of the Fathers, 1:14



"I felt that the first part was about the balance of how much you do for others as opposed to thinking about yourself, but the second part had me perplexed for a long time. I then realised that it was about learning to speak up and asking for what is due to you." - David Black. 

David Black is an actor, director, producer and musician. 

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Lauren Clemett, www.ultimatebusinesspropellor.com

"You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer yourself, any direction you choose." 
- Dr Suess



"I loved Dr Suess books as a kid (and still do) - something about the rhythm of the rhyme and the lessons in the lyrics. But this quote really connected with me when I began helping people with personal branding because, in an ever increasingly confusing and overwhelming world, I think it's important to retain your sense of direction.

We are constantly being told we should be on social media, connect on LinkedIn, go networking, write a book, start a blog or a vlog or a podcast...in reality, once you know where you want to go in life, you can choose your own direction instead of listening to what others think you should do." - Lauren Clemett. 

Lauren Clemett is an international award-winning personal branding consultant and best-selling author. Learn more about Lauren and her business at www.ultimatebusinesspropellor.com

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Tuesday, 22 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Ron Lee, The Corporate Ninja

"Most of the world's social problems are caused by people being concerned about what other people think of them. People think about themselves 95% of the time, so if someone REALLY hates you, they have a maximum of 5%. If someone hates you for a characteristic, someone else will like you equally for the same characteristic, so you might as well be yourself." 
- John Savage



Thanks to Ron Lee from The Corporate Ninja for sharing his favourite quote with us. 

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Monday, 21 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Solène, Be Beyond Borders

"All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another." 
- Anatole France



"This quote is one I go back to each time I move to a new country. It inspires me to keep going, accept to turn a page and start afresh." - Solène, Be Beyond Borders

Solène, storyteller and globe-trotter extraordinaire, runs the blog Be Beyond Borders, a fantastic resource for global nomads. She is also the author of Where to Next? a memoir about travelling and living abroad and how that changes one's perception of where or what 'home' actually is.

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Saturday, 19 May 2018

HANDMADE GIFT IDEA: Rope Sign



Source: Pinterest

We're absolutely loving this handmade rope sign, because...
  • You get to go nuts with a glue gun!
  • It's cheap and easy to make (depending on how fancy you want to go!)
  • You can customise the look with bright or natural rope, or wood or another material as the background.
  • You can customise your word or message, depending on the recipient.
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Friday, 18 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Sally Symonds, www.sallysymonds.com

"Imagine what you could do if you knew you couldn't fail."




"I think this quote is adapted from Robert H Schuller.... I actually found it on a bumper sticker. I lost over 50kg and kept it off for over 15 years! So I lost 45 kg in 33 weeks, kept that off and then lost another 8.5kg after that. In total, I lost over 50% of my original body weight." - Sally Symonds, www.sallysymonds.com

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Wednesday, 16 May 2018

My Favourite Quote: Chris J Reed, Black Marketing

"It's not what you know, but who you know that matters."



"My late Grandad told me when I was 9 that it's "not what you know but who you know" that mattered. 

I have always used that adage to focus on networking and relationships rather than qualifications and sure enough all my life who I know has changed my life rather than what I know...to the extent that I moved from the UK to Singapore and started Black Marketing which is all about who you know on LinkedIn." - Chris J Reed, Black Marketing

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