Look back FROM the future in order to be successful IN the future

Hi friends,

They say that a journey of a thousand miles begin with a single step. But what if your first step is wrong? How will you get to your desired destination then? How will you make an endless chain of falling dominoes if the first domino piece falls at the wrong direction?

In one of my blogs, I told you about the importance of enjoying the journey towards your goal. Today, I will tell you about another importance of the journey when it comes to reaching your dreams and achieving success.

Of course, as a businessman, it is important that we look at the future, we have a goal that we want to reach. We want to be someone or something someday. We imagine who we want to be ten years or five years from now, and that inspires us to continue moving. But how do we move? This is where “back from the future” thinking comes in.

Back from the future is more of a hypothetical way of planning and rationalizing the things that we need to do in order to reach our goal. By visualizing our ideal future, we set a standard of the endpoint that we want to reach. Then, we start asking ourselves, “what do I need to do or what needs to happen in order for the ideal future to materialize?” The answers to these questions will then be our guide towards our game plan. In order for us to do the right things so we can be successful IN the future, we have to hypothesize and imagine things as if we’re looking back FROM the future.

Let’s have an example. Imagine you are a writer and your biggest dream is to be world-renowned. Now, what do you have to do in order to be popular in the whole world? You need to start networking. How do you do that? You need to expand your circles. How do you do that? Maybe you can attend a seminar. How will you do it? You can check online if there are any upcoming seminars that you can enlist yourself into.

See the pattern? Instead of just daydreaming about the big picture, we used it as a guide and we broke it down into smaller pieces until we get to something achievable. By looking back from the future, we trace a potential path that we can do from today in order to get to that desired future. Rather than just looking at what you have now and do things without a clear path, doing it the other way around is a more efficient approach.

If you know where you want to go but you don’t know how to get there, take your mind there first and then go back to the now. This way, it will be easier for you to set your plans and act accordingly in such a way that they will reach the ideal end point that you desire. If you look back from the future, from where your domino chain ends, you will know how to perfectly set the first domino, the second, and all all the other succeeding dominoes.

Until next time Keep Learning and Stay Razor Sharp


More than the goal, it is the journey that will make you happy

Hi Friends,

I want you to stop what you’re doing and think about a particular goal that you are aiming to reach in your life right now. It could be anything, whether it’s a job promotion, a new car, or maybe a few inches off of your waist. Think about what you will feel when you finally reach that goal? Let me guess, you’ll be happy and ecstatic, right?

Most people are programmed to think that way. We are trained to have specific goals that will make us feel good about ourselves. It’s normal for us to think about the future with the mindset that we will be happy once we get there.

Although there is nothing really wrong with that, the problem lies when we become too focused with our goal that we ignore an integral part of the equation… the journey. Sometimes, we are very much brainwashed with the idea that the goal is the only thing that will make us happy to the extent that we overlook the small successes that we have to go through along the way in order to reach that goal. More than the destination, it is the journey that should make you happy, and that’s what we tend to forget.

We become too focused with our goal that we ignore an integral part of the equation… the journey! Click To Tweet

I am guilty of having this mindset. I always set goals and make game plans towards reaching them, delaying happiness until I succeed. Once I get it, though, I see myself asking for more. So I set a new goal and make new game plans towards reaching them, delaying happiness again until I succeed. The simple desire of attaining happiness becomes a never-ending cycle that goes on and on and on. Then I realized… why do I only focus my happiness on a big goal when there are a lot of things that could make me happy along the way?

Happiness can also come from the little improvements that we do each day. Instead of having just a future goal to inspire us, our day-to-day achievements should drive us in a positive state. The happiest thing about setting a goal is becoming the person you need to be and developing the skills you need to have in order to reach that goal.

The journey is as important as the destination, so make sure that it is also something that you will enjoy. Surround yourself with the right people, take your time, observe and enjoy the changes that takes place, make a conscious effort to enjoy the now. It will make the experience more rewarding and it will make your story more inspiring once you share it with others. After all, what makes a movie great is not the ending credits — it’s the scenes during the whole movie. As Denis Waitley once said, “It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfillment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.”

I will leave you with that. Happy thinking.

Till next time, #staySharp.

#RazorSharp – Ray Milidoni

Vipassana Meditation: The Power of Silence Bringing Out the Best in You

Hi Friends,

I kinda wanna start singing, ” You say it best, when you say nothing at ALL” but I won’t…

Have you ever had that time when you cannot concentrate at work during the whole day, but you wake up in the middle of the night and, all of a sudden, you come up with a groundbreaking marketing strategy? How about that time when a bright business idea comes to your mind while you’re taking a shower?

Ever wondered why the best ideas come to mind during those times? It is because of silence. We think the most and get the best clarity when it is silent because we are away from things that could distract our train of thoughts – you know like our mobile phones, the television, our social media accounts, our email, etc.

Meditation is very important when it comes to bringing out the best of us. Everyday, we get preoccupied with our daily responsibilities. We are too busy to stop and meditate because we have deadlines to meet and tasks to complete, so we force ourselves to create and think. When it is silent, however, it is just us and our thoughts alone, so we get to discover and see how far and wide our mind can actually explore. When we meditate, it is actually when we can think.

On my bucket list is The Vipassana Meditation Camp which is a great avenue for you to understand the power of silence and use it to your advantage. It is learned by attending a 10-day residential course with a qualified teacher where the student is free from distractions so that the reality within can be observed. This ancient technique of meditation focuses on the connection between the mind and the body, helping you dissolve mental impurities and realize how you, as a person, are connected to your environment. Vipassana Meditation develops a person’s awareness, self-observation, clarity, self-control, and thought organization. Learn more about this amazing technique and enlist yourself for a life-changing camp by visiting their website.

So when you are cramped up and pressured to think… sit down, relax, go into silence, and breathe. You’ll be surprised with what pops out of your mind. After all, the answer is already in your head… you just have to listen to it.

Till next time, #staySharp.

#RazorSharp – Ray

Start With Why?: How Simon Sinek Changed My Life

Hi Friends,

In my first “Who am I Following?” post, I introduced you to Simon Sinek, one of the best TED Talk creators in my opinion. Today, I will tell you a little bit more about this amazing guy so, like me, you too can be inspired and motivated with his ideals and philosophies about leadership and management.

Simon O. Sonek is an English motivational speaker and author of the best-selling books Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action (2009) and Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t (2014). He popularized the concept of “The Golden Circle” which states that in everything we do, we must first identify “why” we are doing it instead of focusing on the “what” and the “how.” In his famous TED Talk, he mentions that innovative leaders and industry game changers like Apple Inc., Martin Luther King Jr., and the Wright Brothers apply this concept of focusing on why they do the things they do. This inspires more people because they align everything they do in the “why” and people, honestly speaking, support a company or an organization not because of what they do but because of why they do it.

After i read his Start With Why book, I totally understood how the golden circle works in my everyday life. Now, everything that I do, I make sure that it related to my “why” instead of my “what” or “how.” This really changed my life because it’s now easier for me to motivate myself and to live my daily life, as long as I am fully aware as to why I do the things I do.

I strongly advise that you watch his TED Talks at least once a month. You may also visit his website and be inspired everyday, whether it’s for your business, your studies, or your everyday living.

Till next time, #staySharp.

#RazorSharp – Ray

How Your Weakness Can Drive You to Success

Hi Friends,

Everybody will agree that a good leader is someone who knows their strengths and their assets. That is true, indeed. But for me, what separates a great leader from a pool of just good leaders is knowing their weakness, their areas for improvement, their Achilles’ heel.

It takes a lot of courage to know and accept where you are weak at. After all, it is difficult to admit to yourself that there is something you don’t know or something you are not good at. This becomes a game of ego and self-confidence, and how well you are willing to be “vulnerable” when it comes to business and leadership. But a great leader is not afraid of their weakness, and even uses it to their advantages.

We are humans, after all. We are not expected to be perfect, and we can never be. It’s okay to have a weak point, everyone has some. But it is something that you should not deny to yourself. In fact, you MUST find a way to know where you are weak at because this is, believe it or not, a key factor towards achieving success.

One secret towards a successful venture is working with other people. But how will you choose the perfect pool of talents who will work with you. Instead of hiring people who has the same skills as you because you “clicked”, a better approach is to actually hire people who are good at the things that you are not. Imagine, for example, that you are not good at creating sales presentations. Having another person who is also not good at sales presentation will not push your sales up, no matter how great your products is. A successful leader will rather hire someone who is talented at selling and marketing in order to complement each other. This way, they are working better as a team because one person fills up the weakness of the other. Aside from saving time and effort, this ensures that all areas needed in order to succeed are covered and handled well.

The best partnership is one with complementing skills. Set ego aside and admit that there are things that you are not good at, because this will be your starting point in finding the best person who can help you in achieving success. By knowing your weak points, you will have a better understanding of what you need to look for in order to reach the results that you desire.

Know what you are not good at, because this will be your starting point in finding the best person for you to achieving success. Click To Tweet

Always, Always, Always pick to work with someone that compliments your skills, that my friends is how you will be#RazorSharp

Till next time, #staySharp.

Ray Milidoni

Content is no longer the king. Contact is king.

In the ‘old days’ if you wanted to get a foot in the door of a big time company it wasn’t so much who you knew but what you knew. Your ability to do the job, no matter what kind of job, was determined by your resume and your interview. Today, things have switched and it is far more important to ‘know people’, lots of people, people who can help you.

It Is Not What You Know, But Who You Know – Contact is king Click To Tweet

Content no longer rules the throne; the energy level has switched to who you know and if you know enough people you will have an edge. You can have the best resume (content) but if you can’t promote that resume to more than one or two employers you don’t get the job. You need a following and the more the merrier.

You have to market yourself and your qualifications. Put together the best resume; get professional help with that if you can. Then you need to get that resume out to the right people. There are many ways to do that including:

  • Your family – immediate and extended only who they know don’t work for them!
  • Your friends – close or semi-close, a little spam is ok, but don’t look desperate.
  • Your neighbors – former and current they all can chip in
  • Your Facebook friends – you never know who they might know
  • Your Twitter followers – tweets are powerful

The list goes on and the more people who get access to your resume the better shot you have of getting an interview. Make sure your ‘content’ gets into as many hands as possible. Follow-up is important. If Joe Jones says he will get your resume into the right hands at his company, will he? Give him time and then follow-up with Joe, but don’t push.

Always be sure to put on a professional face when dealing in cyberspace. Use a professional looking photo of yourself. You want your followers and friends to want to promote you.

If you are sincere, honest and reliable you want your friends to help you. You want them to want you to be the best you can be. This can’t be accomplished without a lot of personal interaction with those who can benefit you.

You’ve seen the others, the Court Jesters…the silly people who roam the internet without purpose. You have purpose; you want to make sure the world knows it. The world has become a much smaller place with the internet. Use it to your advantage. These days personal brand is not optional, you 100% need your personal brand in order.

You do have to be careful not to get too pushy, too over-the- top. Being eager to get ahead doesn’t mean you should walk all over people to get there. Every word you type when you are online are words that thousands of people will have access to. Do it correctly because it’s not so much what you know but who you know.

Lastly clean up your social platforms, get rid of those drunken pictures our clubbing and acting like a fool. Make sure your posts have nothing that could be seen as not politically correct and make sure your profile photos look good and are of you, not your kids or some beach view.



vLog 1 of 30 – My experience using a standing desk



The standing desk fad is based on a very considerable amount of research. Statistics show that, we spend more than six or more hours sitting down; shared between driving, watching TV and working at a desk. What’s also great is that standing desks provide you with the opportunity to stand and move about, and also leaves you a chance to get some of that activity that we all desire- standing desk or not.

Studies show that the accumulative effect of sitting all day for years is associated with a variety of health issues, like obesity, diabetes and cancer. Reading the research, I now know that sitting on my ass all day is the worst thing that I’m doing to my body, especially when I discovered that every minute I’m sitting, I burn a single miserable calorie. I got my first standing desk six months ago, and I’ve never looked back.


To stand or to sit? That is the question, are you working on a standing desk? Click To Tweet


So, to help you get on the standing desk bandwagon, I’ve put together the top four health reasons to get a standing desk.

1. Obesity

A lack of constant movement is the main cause of obesity. Research advocates that the key to decreasing the risk of obesity is constant, modest levels of activity throughout the day.

2. Diabetes

The harmful health impacts of sitting and the benefits of standing seem to go further than just obesity. Some studies have found that sitting for lengthy periods of time is connected with reduced efficiency in regulating levels of glucose in our bloodstream.

3. Cardiovascular Disease

Research shows that sitting is bad for our cardiovascular health, and these studies go all the way to the fifties. British scientists compared the ratio of heart diseases in London bus drivers that sit all day, and bus conductors that stand all day- they found that the drivers experienced more heart attacks than the conductors.

4. Cancer

Several studies have stated that longer periods of sitting is linked to a higher risk of different types of cancer. Colon and breast cancer seem to be more predisposed to this problem.


Although there are numerous situations apart from the office in which we sit for long periods, spending most of your time at a standing desk is one of the best solutions. If you’ve decided to get a standing desk, then I recommend that you share your time between sitting and standing, you need to find what works for you. It’s also very vital that you take the time to ease into this new lifestyle to avoid extreme body pains or total disinterest. (something that I did not do, but I did not experience any major pain) They say that standing for a few hours daily at first while your body adjusts to the strain will help you ease into it. But once you have become accustomed to it, you’ll never go back!

Till next time, always be sharpening your saw.

#RazorSharp – Ray

I made it! – 30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 30 of 30 Day Blog Challenge – Done!

Hi Friends,

WOW! The end of this Challenge has come, and what a Journey it has been. I answer some questions about the experience, if you did not do the challenge then I hope you join me on some of my upcoming challenges.

Was the challenge what you expected?

No and Yes, I actually thought this challenge would be about writing blogs, so this part was as expected. What I did not expect to learn is how much my blog would evolve of the 30 days to have more features. What I found is this while I was writing different types of blogs I was thinking of new features to add to my blog, like image light boxes, sign up forms and cool plugins like tweet this. The more I blogged and shared the more I learned.

What did you learn from the challenge?

The main thing I learned from this challenge was that you need to plan ahead and be organised. Towards the end I started to be less organised and I ran into writers block and had no idea what to blog about. I also learned that I hate writing. lol I know that sounds strange given that I have a blog but I am not designed to blog daily. Moving forward it will be weekly or even a few times a month, when I have something solid to share. I also learned that I enjoy doing videos and recording more, in fact I even thought about speaking my blogs and have someone transcribe them, but I think video is the future so stand by as I start vlogging! 30 Day Challenge vLog style is coming!

Who would you recommend this challenge to?

I would recommend this to anyone who has just started a blog or someone who has stopped blogging, the 30 day challenge hands down got me off my ass and doing work. One night I was in ben and was like SHIT i forgot to blog. So up I got and got blogging. This challenge is great to get into the habit of not only blogging, but also being at the shops and have a blog idea coz you just saw or heard something random. I use trello to plan my blogs, so when I had these moments I would add it to my ideas list.

What did you struggle the most with? 

The biggest struggle for me was coming up with ideas that I wanted to write about, see I can talk about business and tip for hours, but when it comes to writing about it, different story.

Did you find any part of the challenge easy?

Setting up on wordpress was the easiest part, the rest takes work and commitment. If you really want to make this work for you, you will find a way. It is ok to quit if you find that it is not working, only thing I would suggest is find something that does work. Like maybe guest blogging, video blogging or something simple like a photo a day with a quote.

Did you ever want to quit?

I will be honest, in the last 7 days, maybe 14 times. The last 7 days was by far the hardest, it was the last stretch but was easy to say to myself “well I did most of it, go me!”

Any last tips?

Do this challenge with a group of friends, it is much easier when you are accountable in a group, I guess that is with most things.

Will you do more challenges?

YES! – Head over to my 30 day challenge page to see more and keep up to date.

Till next time, always be sharpening your saw.

#RazorSharp – Ray

Are you a Multipotentialite? Yes, it is a real word, the video explains!

Day 29 of 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hi Friends,

Today I would like to introduce you to a new word, Multipotentialite.

I became rather excited when I watched Emilie Wapnick TED Talk, video is below for your enjoyment. I was excited because for too long I was under the thought that I needed to be one thing when I grew up. Why is that? Why can you not be a farmer and a digital marker?

I often would read that you need to find your one true passion and then do that to be successful, but for me I had passion for more than one thing and the things I was passionate about were not closely connected, and to top that off, they all made me happy!

If you read my CV you would think I had some split personalities going on, Self Employed, Web Designer, LED Lighting, Caravans, Business Owner, GM! Arrr! stop too much!

After watching the TED talk and discovering what a Multipotentialite was I felt at home and relaxed. I knew that there were others in the same boat, I also realised that I am a Multipotentialite, the best things about the talk was when Emilie talks about intersections. My mind blew up and the ideas started to flow. The though of getting multiple passions, finding their intersections and creating a career in that! Truly a Ah ha moment for me.

Enough from me, watch the TEDTalk below!

Till next time, always be sharpening your saw.

#RazorSharp – Ray

Here is an idea… Manage your energy, not your time.

Day 27 of 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hi Friends,

So you work 60-hour weeks, grab something to eat when you can (usually something processed and pre-packaged that you eat while you’re working or driving), rarely exercise, and are sleep deprived and exhausted. Sound bloody familiar? It’s the way of life for many and it’s leaving us distracted, unengaged, and unhealthy. That’s because we are trying to accomplish as much as possible in a certain number of hours.

What if I told you it doesn’t have to be this way? What if I told you that there’s a better way? I’ve found that by managing my energy instead of managing my time, my productivity and my quality of life has improved.

I made life changes that give me more energy, and I’m accomplishing more in less time believe it or not. I also feel better. There are so many things you can do to increase your energy. A big one is to improve your sleep and also start doing meditation.

You also need to know when you operate at your best, if you are a morning person then you need to do the important tasks first and do them in the morning, and if you work better after 9pm then this is when you need to do your important work. Get it?

Next time you need to increase productivity, manage your energy and not your time. Click To Tweet

Most of us are sleep-deprived. There is a lot of information on the internet about how you can improve your sleep. Developing a nighttime routine, cutting alcohol out or back, and turning all electronics off an hour or two before going to bed are a few of the things I learned about that are easy to do. Simply improving your quantity of sleep will increase your energy, allowing you to more fully engage with friends and family and accomplish more in less time. I am not saying you need to sleep more, you just need to sleep better.

Long stretches of work without a break drains your energy as well. Take a break a couple of times a day. Set an alarm on your phone or computer if you have to so you don’t forget. When the alarm goes off, get up from your desk, go for a walk, get a drink of water, go outside if possible get some fresh air. Your head will be clear again and the movement will get your blood moving again, giving you that energy boost. On a plus side the extra exercise a couple of times a day will help you sleep better too!

Managing your energy also benefits your workplace, whether you work for yourself or someone else. Studies show that companies whose employees manage their energy are more productive and have less turnover than other companies. Their employees take fewer sick days and accomplish more through the day.

Taking steps to manage your energy instead of your time benefits you, your friends, your family and your workplace. So next time you need to increase productivity, manage your energy and not your time.

Till next time, always be sharpening your saw.

#RazorSharp – Ray

Have you discovered the power of deep breathing?

Day 26 of 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hi Friends,

Did you know that your brain consumes over 20% of the oxygen that you breath in?

The quality of the oxygen you breath is critical to the health of your blood and your brain function. If you are not getting enough oxygen in your lungs which oxygenates your blood and flows to your brain you will not perform at your best, your thinking will be cloudy and you feel tired.

A great way to get more oxygen into your blood is to exercise so your breathing increases and you take deep breaths which fills more of your lungs with oxygen. It is your lower lungs that has the ability to absorb more oxygen into your blood.

You can also force your lungs to breath in more oxygen. I recall being at a Tony Robbins event where he asked us to breath in, hold it, then he asked us to breath in a bit more and hold it, a bit more and then a bit more. Try it, you can always breath that little more. You doing it? Go on.

Doing this three times a day will energise you to a level that will be surprising! Click To Tweet

Happy deep breathing and a toast to more energy and feeling better!

Till next time, always be sharpening your saw.

#RazorSharp – Ray

Do Rocks first, then pebbles and play with sand LAST.

Day 25 of 30 Day Blog Challenge

Hi Friends,

Do Rocks first, then pebbles and play with sand LAST.

What the hell am I talking about? You need to watch this video and it will all make so so so much sense.

It seems so simple yet hardly anyone is doing it. Doing this alone will make you kick MASSIVE goals.

Moral of the Story? Do the important tasks first and then fill the gaps with less important tasks. I know this sounds so basic but I really think the video gives everyone a powerful visualization of what you are doing if you fill your life with stupid sand tasks.

So before you go anywhere, work out what your BIG rocks are and work towards getting them in your bucket of life!

Till next time, always be sharpening your saw.

#RazorSharp – Ray

If you never have enough time in the day, you need to read this.

Day 23 of 30 Day blog challenge.

Hi Friends,

Today I want to quickly share something that I did, that I know will instantly gave you more time in everyday.

This is not some ground breaking news. This is not a high level pro tip. This is not rocket science. It really should be common sense.

All you have to do is delete every time wasting app off your phone, uninstall all the games from your computer and cancel your netflix subscription. And maybe stop with the game consoles while we at it.

Let me tell you, if you want to gain more time than others around you this one discipline alone will give you a competitive advantage. While they play, you hustle!

if you want to gain more time than others around you this one discipline alone will give you a competitive advantage. Click To Tweet

I can not remember the last time I watch live TV with time wasting Ads, I have never owned a game console and Angry Birds… what the hell is that. (the FB invites were enough to waste some of my time) You need to use your time wisely, every bloody second matters.

Time is the one thing we all have equal. yet we all use it so differently. We all have 86,400 seconds a day and you should spend it as wisely as you do with money. Unlike money, this time bank account fills up with 86,400 more every day. make every single second matter.

So think about it, what are you doing right now, is that getting you closer to your goals and dreams?

Night, I am off to hustle.


Yearly Challenge – 2016 I go Vegetarian

Hey Friends in 2016 I go Vegetarian!

Day 11 of 30 Day blog challenge.

Every year myself and a few friends do a yearly challenge. In 2016 we have decided to go Vegetarian for the whole year and also 1 month in 2016 be vegan, like most of the challenges they stick, so for me I am planning to be Vegetarian from 2016 and beyond.

The yearly challenge is great for willpower but it is also great for lifestyle and building habit. In 2015 we started to shop local and ditch shopping at the large supermarket chains like Coles and Safeway, this is 100% something that I will continue to do forever. Not only did we support local business we also saved money, who would have thought!

Some of the past yearly challenges have included, no coffee, no fast food, no soft drink and shop local.

So come on and jump on board, have a think about what challenge you need to do and commit for only 1 year, or even just do it for 1 month.

The best feeling is when you get to the end and you know that you can do it, and that you have the willpower to commit. If you can do a simple yearly challenge, then you can do anything.

Looking forward to sharing the journey with you all.

Comment below what challenge you will do in 2016!

Lots of Love


What’s Habit Got To Do, Got To Do With It?

Day 4 of 30 Day blog challenge.

Hi Friends ever wondered why so many companies offer free trials, lets face it, they are not doing it to be nice at all, this my friends is a marketing tactic that works! It all about building habit. It’s the same reason McDonald’s hosts kids birthdays.

If you have a product or service that you can offer a very low or free trial, I can assure you that your business will explode. Netflix is another example, they know if you get in the habit to having Netflix during their 3 months free trial, and you have regular Netflix and chill nights, then you are not going to cancel and in fact you will be a customer for life.

With any business idea you never want to change the way people do things, but you do want to alter their habit. Like Uber, you are still booking a car of some sort, you are just doing it via a different app. Still gets you from A to B. right? Do it enough times, get some free credits, refer a friend and bam this is now habit and you will never go back. it become the new you!

This is the same reason why you need to stick at something for at least 30 days, 60 is ideal. When you form a habit you move it from your conscious mind to your unconscious mind.

When you form a habit you move it from your conscious mind to your unconscious mind. It becomes the new you! Click To Tweet

This is why I decided without hesitation that I would do the 30 day blog challenge. I want my blogging to become just as natural as me breathing. I just do it to survive.

Next year is going to get crazy, working on so many new and exciting things, can not wait to share them in the next few weeks!

I am looking for like minded and amazing human beings to get around so fee free to connect if you are keen to co-create some amazing shit in 2016.

You ready?

Facebook will kill your positive attitude

Day 2 of 30 Day blog challenge.

Hello friends, now i know we all can not live without Facebook, but what I can live without is all the negative news stories that make it to my feed. Over a year ago I was sick of the amount of negative news on my feed so I decided to start posting positive inspiration quotes, at first I would post them whenever, but then I notice that people started to like and enjoy them so I built a process that enabled me to post daily.

I am now ‘that guy’ that posts quote cards, but I don’t mind. People actually send me quotes now and get super excited when I post their quote on my wall. Feel free to add me on FB and see what I mean.

I have in fact come up with a whole business idea from this. Stay Tuned!

The Dash!

I once read a great poem, it really changed my view on life. Some may find this poem meaningful and other not so much. No Matter how you view this poem I hope is has some sort of impact on your life!

The Dash – Linda Ellis (by permission)

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend.
He referred to the dates on her tombstone
From the beginning..to the end.
He noted that first came her date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears, 1964-1994
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years.

For that dash represents all the time
That she spent alive on earth..
And now only those who loved her
Know what that little line is worth.
For it matters not, how much we own;
The cars..the house..the cash,
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So think about this long and hard.
Are there things you”d like to change?
For you never know how much time is left,
That can still be rearranged.
If we could just slow down enough
To consider what”s true and real,
And always try to understand
The way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger,
And show appreciation more
And love the people in our lives
Like we”ve never loved before.
If we treat each other with respect,
And more often wear a smile..
Remembering that this special dash
Might only last a little while.

So, when your eulogy”s being read
With your life”s actions to rehash..
Would you be proud of the things they say
About how you spent your dash?

It is important to live our lives to the fullest, open every door, experience every up and every down. We all too often let our lives past by to then realise we are running out of time. It”s never too late, just get up, step out and go do it!