I decided to add a new category to my Quick Tip videos and shot 11 One Min Quick Quote videos this month. You can click not he headings per subject int he main message, or simply click not he titles below. All videos are 1 min long and share quick to the point tips with you.

Teamwork Quotes

Eternities That Break You Down

Finding the Courage to Start

Respecting Beliefs

Don’t Listen to Fools

Struggle & Success

Good & Bad People


Self Belief

Learn to Live Together


Truth & Fruitfulness

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And now for this month’s message….


As humans we are quick to judge people by what religious groups, cultures or race they belong to, and we base this judgment on their behavior. Yet we forget that this is exactly what we have done – we have based our opinion on their behavior, and not on what that belief, religion or culture actually represents. So before judging and group, culture or religion in the future, don’t judge it by the ‘rotten apples’ out there, rather judge it by those who actually walk their talk and follow a lifestyle of purity of spirit.
I love this quotation and see it is the foundation of any success principals. People are quick to blame their failures on a plethora of reasons and situations. The biggest problem is that no one wants to take responsibility for their own life! If you want to ‘real secret’ to success, this is it! It has nothing to do with the final outcome. The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide – in other word, to take the responsibility that you are not going to stay where you are. You will NEVER reach the final outcome if you don’t start. Everything in life starts with that first step. As a baby, the day you take your first step, you start moving towards independence. It is all about starting! So what’s holding you back? Start now!
There are two eternities that can really break you down, Yesterday and Tomorrow. One is gone and the other doesn’t exist… so live today. Now that’s deep! Many people live in the past. Some people live so far back in the past, they carry hatred from their grandparents and parents up to the present day. They still judge others by what happened a hundred or more years ago – even though it never affected them personally? How sad is that? Then you get those people that are forever waiting for the future that will give them a new start ‘one day.’ Hence these are known as two eternities that can harm you. Start living in the now, because anything that happens in your life, will happen now – not tomorrow and not yesterday!
Speak to any successful self-made person. It’s rare that something lands on your lap and takes no effort. Most success stories start out with much struggle and hardship. It’s all part of the journey. I once read a great quote by another unknown author that said, If no one criticizes you, then you are not doing anything right! In other words, when people oppose and challenge you – that’s when you are seen as a threat – and that’s a sure sign you are on the right track. Makes sense… doesn’t it?
Don’t let the noise of other people’s opinions drown out your inner voice – Steve Jobs. Interesting, to this day, even today in 2014 people still criticize Apple Computers – yet they are the top IT company… and that’s exactly the root of the problem today. We let the jealous, pessimistic, ignorant, lazy people and losers influence us with their negativity. Stop listening to them. Believe in yourself. The only person that can stop you from achieving your own dreams is you! As an unknown author once said, “Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit” and Steve Jobs was proof of that! So what’s your excuse?
Shakespeare – Never play with the feelings of others because you may win the game but the risk is that you will surely lose the person for a lifetime. I look around at the hatred and fighting between people and it saddens me so. People will manipulate each other’s feelings just to get ahead. How sad is that. One day when you are older, maybe you will sit in your empire reminiscing at how you conquered all the games you played. But you will be doing it alone and sad! Personally, I rather retain the respect of others and friendships, so that one day when I am older, we can reminisce together, laughing and crying about our opportunities and losses in life. For one day when you are older, memories and friends will be more important than you can ever realize.
Napoleon – The world suffers a lot. Not because of the violence of bad people, but because of the silence of good people. Never complain about a situation if you are not prepared to do anything about it. I have found that today, we live in a society of complainers, yet no one stands up and demands 100% service. How then can you complain that things aren’t working? If you decide not to vote in an election and the wrong party wins, don’t complain – you didn’t vote or stand up for who you believe in. If service is bad, or someone does you in – speak up so that it doesn’t happen again. Silence is what lets inefficiency, unprofessionalism, bad service and bad people get ahead. Stop being quiet – stand up for what is right!
Einstein – I am thankful to those who said NO to me. It’s because of them I did it myself. Wow, wow, wow! This quote is definitely worth three wows! When things don’t go your way, or someone turns you down, NEVER see it as a failure, but see it as an inspiration to try harder the next time. Just investigate the success stories out there, a small percentage succeeded right away – the rest struggled their way to the top. Where did they get the drive to do this? – they believed in themselves.
Martin Luther King – We must learn to live together as brothers, or we shall perish as fools. Don’t you just love that? Do you judge others and act in a judgmental manner – even when you don’t know a person? I must agree with Martin Luther King – then you are indeed a fool, and you shall perish as one. Just stop for one moment and try and not judge any stranger you meet. Give them the benefit of the doubt and get to know them first. You may very well be pleasantly surprised!
Mahatma Gandhi – The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Are you weak or strong? In all fairness often forgiveness is one of the hardest things to do in life. But it all starts with forgiving anyone who has wronged you, then it will become easier to forgive the next person. Also remember that you should never live life with expectations, that’s a huge mistake. When you start living in the now and don’t expect anything from others, you can never be disappointed. Work on giving rather than expecting. You’ll be amazed at how much comes back to you at the end of the day.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe said, “Nur das ist wahr, was fruchtbar sich erweist” (Only that is True which turns out to be fruitful.) Wikipedia describes Goethe as a writer and Statesman. He was so much more than that. He was a philosopher, he was a poet, he was to Germany what Shakespeare was to England. Only that is True which turns out to be fruitful… this can be interpreted in many ways. For me Goethe implied here that optimistic people who are productive can change the world for the better. They have something to show for their efforts – hence there is a truth in what they do and leave behind. As for the rest that produce nothing – they are simply forgotten. Are you following your true purpose in life?

This was the free version of my ‘Useltter’ and I do trust that the above message has inspired you. The last few months I have been announcing that this ‘Useletter’ is coming to an end. Well, this is it – this is the last free version. I don’t have to give a reason, but out of respect for the ‘die hard’ followers, here it is. Sadly of the over 25 000 people subscribing, my stats indicate that less than 4000 people are actually opening and reading the email. This is most disappointing as for over 10 years I have selflessly sent this ‘Useltter’ out for free with no expectation, and at my own cost. Believe it or not, this is not a spam email; I pay a company for this service. I feel it is disrespectful that so many people have subscribed and that the majority don’t even read it. It’s not about the costs, it about the fact that people just take ‘free’ stuff for granted and don’t even have the decency to ‘unsubscribe’ if they don’t want to read it anymore – after all they subscribed in the first place!
Sadly a few of you are now losing out and to you I apologise and trust you understand my decision. In the world today, too few people stand up for what is right, and it is time more people did so, maybe respect, honesty and ethics would become the norm again. Anyway, I chose to stand up for what I believe in.
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