Wednesday, 24 May 2017

My Favourite Quote: Daniel Trani, eCommerce entrepreneur/stay at home dad

"It is not the critic who counts...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly...who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat." 
- Theodore Roosevelt Jr. 26th President of America


I read this quote about five years ago and at the time I thought what a great quote by an exceptional man, Theodore Roosevelt Jr. the 26th American President.
I found that at that point in my life I was yearning for a change but like most people change is hard and as humans we are creatures of habit so we tend to stick with what we know. I couldn't stop thinking about this quote however and I found an image on the internet with Theodore Roosevelt Jr. and the quote. I printed it out and laminated it. 

I must have read it a thousand times and finally it sunk in and I began to change aspects of my life through actually going out and putting myself in the "Arena". Fail or succeed I was going to pursue my dreams, goals and design my own lifestyle. 

The laminated quote sits on my bed side table, it even travels overseas with me and reminds me daily that you deserve only what your'e willing to fight for, fail or succeed it doesn't matter. 

I hope you find this as motivating or inspiring as I have and I hope that it may resonate with one or more of your readers and help them change their life.


Daniel Trani is an eCommerce entrepremeur/stay at home dad. Together with his wife they are changing their lives to achieve a more family balance life. Their three year old daughter has helped inspire the businesses that they have started which include www.violetandlily.com.au  and www.sleepybeans.com.au  

Family is very important to Daniel and even more important is the time you spend with family. Being able to travel and show their young daughter new things has inspired them to dream big and work to achieve the lifestyle they desire.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

GIFT OF THE WEEK: Foucault's Pendulum


If you thought pendulums were just for clocks, you need to check out Foucault's Pendulum. 
This is the perfect gift for science nerds!


Sunday, 21 May 2017

WEEKLY SPECIAL: It's About Time Cufflinks NOW $99.95 (was $249.95)



Who said watches were just for telling the time? The inner workings of these vintage watches look pretty neat as a set of cufflinks too!


Saturday, 13 May 2017

The best advice my mum gave me: Nikki Arnold, Founder and Director of Inspired Living International

"The best thing my mum taught me was… to not put ALL of my time and energy into raising my children. My mum said that it was important to also focus on my husband and our relationship, making him a priority when possible and having date nights once a month. My husband and I are still very much in love, are very close, have time for one another and look forward to each date night with anticipation. Thanks Mum!"
- Nikki Arnold


Nikki Arnold, Founder and Director of Inspired Living International, helps people to live their best life possible through personal development programs and coaching as well as helping them to create a better work / life balance. Learn more at www.inspiredliving.international

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The best advice my mum gave me: Chloe Hung, author

"The best thing my mum taught me was that you must work and study hard to become successful in the future. God rewards those who hustle for what they want." 
- Chloe Hung


Actuarial Consultant and Coach Chloe Hung is the author of the upcoming book Strength In Numbers, a book dedicated to helping students and Math enthusiasts discover the world of actuarial science. Learn more at www.strengthinnumber31.com

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The best advice my mum gave me: Peggy Weekes, author

"The best thing my mum taught me was…to learn to forgive. It is not for us to judge, because God is always in control.”
Peggy Weekes


Peggy is an Author, Speaker and Consultant, with her first book "A Mix of Two World - Nature's Best From the East and the West for Optimum Health" available this summer. Learn more at www.peggyweekes.com

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The best advice my mum gave me: Charlotte Canion, author, Speaker and Mentor

The best thing mum taught me was to 'Lead by Example'." 
- Charlotte Canion


Charlotte was so inspired by her mum's simple advise, that she wrote a story about it titled "Hands of Love", which is about how a loving Mother passed her talents on to her daughter.

Author, Speaker and Mentor Charlotte Canion was the caregiver for three parents and shares her stories to help others going through the 'Parent Your Parent' journey to laugh and create treasured memories when they are gone - a beautiful journey that has lingered in her heart and inspired her to publish her book, "You Have to Laugh to Keep from Crying: How to Parent Your Parents." Learn more at www.ParentYourParentsBook.com

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