"Don't part with your dreams - when they are gone you may still exist but you will have ceased to live" - Mark Twain

"Do you know that this blog wouldn't exist if it wasn't for you being here to read it!?" - Bobby Gill

Sunday, 25 January 2009

The Celestine Prophecy

The film wasn't particularly engaging. It didn't even motivate me to do a proper write up but I though the Nine Insights were worth sharing (below).

One review at www.imdb.com says "If you have not read the book, skip the movie and read it. If you have read the book, skip the movie and reread it." Enough said.

Synchronicity brought you here so you wouldn't have to waste your time to watch the film and to add another book to your wishlist at Amazon. The Celestine Prophecy

This is a work of fiction and a story is used to deliver the philosophical messages by the author.

The Nine Insights...

"* The First Insight... A Critical Mass
A new spiritual awakening is occurring in human culture; an awakening brought about by a critical mass of individuals who experience their lives as a spiritual unfolding, a journey in which we are led forward by mysterious coincidences.

We are discovering again that we live in a deeply mysterious world, full of sudden coincidences and synchronistic encounters that seem destined.

* The Second Insight... The Longer Now
This awakening represents the creation of a new, more complete worldview, which replaces a five-hundred-year-old preoccupation with secular survival and comfort. While this technological preoccupation was an important step, our awakening to life's coincidences is opening us up to the real purpose of human life on this planet, and the real nature of our Universe.

As more of us awaken to this mystery, we will create a completely new worldview - redefining the universe as energetic and sacred.

* The Third Insight... A Matter of Energy
We now experience that we live not in a material Universe, but in a Universe of dynamic energy. Everything extant is a field of sacred energy that we can sense and intuit. Moreover, we humans can project our energy by focusing our attention in the desired direction, in that where attention goes, energy flows, influencing other energy systems and increasing the pace of coincidences in our lives. It is possible to see this energy enveloping all living things.

We will discover that everything around us, all matter, consists of and stems from a divine energy that we are beginning to see and understand.

* The Fourth Insight... The Struggle For Power
To gain energy, we tend to manipulate or force others to give us attention and thus energy. When we successfully dominate others in this way, we feel more powerful, but they are left weakened and often fight back. Competition for scarce human energy is the cause of all conflict between people.

From this perspective, we can see that humans have always felt insecure and disconnected from this sacred source, and have tried to take energy by dominating each other. This struggle is responsible for all human conflict.

* The Fifth Insight... The Message of the Mystics
Insecurity and violence ends when we experience an inner connection with divine energy within, a connection described by mystics of all traditions. A sense of lightness or buoyancy along with the constant sensation of love are measures of this connection. If these measures are present, the connection is real; if not, it is only pretended.

The only solution is to cultivate a personal reconnection with the divine, a mystical transformation that fills us with unlimited energy and love, extends our perception of beauty, and lifts us into a Higher-Self Awareness.

* The Sixth Insight... Clearing the Past
The more we stay connected, the more we are acutely aware of those times when we lose connection, usually when we are under stress. In these times, we can see our own particular way of stealing energy from others. Once our manipulations are brought to personal awareness, our connection becomes more constant and we can discover our own evolutionary path in life, and our spiritual mission, which is the personal way we can contribute to the World.
Here the four main "control dramas"—the Interrogator, the Intimidator, the Aloof and the Poor Me—are discussed. Each person unconsciously prefers one of these four to suck energy out of others (as described in the Fourth Insight). A way of getting these under control is disclosed.

In this awareness, we can release our own pattern of controlling, and discover a specific truth, a mission, we are here to share that helps evolve humanity toward this new level of reality.

* The Seventh Insight... Engaging the Flow
Knowing our personal mission further enhances the flow of mysterious coincidences as we are guided toward our destinies. First we have a question; then dreams, daydreams, and intuitions lead us towards the answers, which usually are synchronistically provided by the wisdom of another human being.

In pursuit of this mission, we can discover an inner intuition that shows us where to go and what to do, and if we make only positive interpretations, brings a flow of coincidences that opens the doors for our mission to unfold.

* The Eighth Insight... The Interpersonal Ethic
We can increase the frequency of guiding coincidences by uplifting every person that comes into our lives. Care must be taken not to lose our inner connection when we have become part of romantic relationships. Uplifting others is especially effective in groups wherein each member can feel energy of all the others. With children it is extremely important for their early security and growth. By seeing the beauty in every face, we lift others into their wisest self, and increase the chances of hearing a synchronistic message.

When enough of us enter this evolutionary flow, always giving energy to the higher-self of everyone we meet, we will build a new culture where our bodies evolve to ever higher levels of energy and perception.

* The Ninth Insight... The Emerging Culture
As we all evolve toward the best completion of our spiritual missions, the technological means of survival will be fully automated as humans focus instead on synchronistic growth. Such growth will move humans into higher energy states, ultimately transforming our bodies into spiritual form and uniting this dimension of existence with the after-life dimension, ending the cycle of birth and death.

In this way, we participate in the long journey of evolution from the Big Bang to life's ultimate goal: to energize our bodies, generation by generation, until we walk into a heaven we can finally see."
Sources: www.wikipedia.org and www.thecelestineprophecymovie.com

Tuesday, 20 January 2009

What happened to Common Sense?


'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, 'Common Sense', who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.

He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
Why the early bird gets the worm;
Life isn't always fair;
And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in place:
Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate;
Teens suspended from school for using mouth wash after lunch;
And a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.
Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to get parental consent=2 0to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin to a student; but could not inform parents when a student became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses; and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to realise that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap, and was promptly awarded a huge settlement ..

Common Sense was preceded in death, by his parents, Truth and Trust. His wife, Discretion, his daughter, Responsibility, his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights; I Want It Now; Someone Else Is To Blame; I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone. If you still remember him, pass this on. If not, join the majority and do nothing."

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Slumdog Millionaire - What would you do to get what you wanted?

What would you do to be a winner? And what is the dream you're really aiming for?

This is an uplifting film about a boy's journey through life and his struggles and challenges, culminating in being on the Who Wants To be a Millionaire show in India. It is told in flashbacks from Jamal Malik being on the show and accused of cheating.

A tea-boy in a call centre, he is now on the last question to win 20,000,000 Rupees.

How did he do it?
A: He cheated
B; He's lucky
C: He is a genius
D: It is written

Thankfully the film is not really about the TV show or the money, otherwise it could have been a pretty formula movie. Instead it pulls you into the film giving you an inside view of people living in the slums of India and the hardships they face daily that you wouldn't even imagine or wish upon anyone. You feel as you are there as they run around the streets as kids, hustle for money and run along trains.
Focusing on the life of one boy, his brother and the girl he falls for. Their journey over the years and a story of hope, first love and destiny. It is funny and sad and have you on the edge of your seat throughout, making you laugh, cry and feel for the characters. Reminding you of how grateful you should be for what you do have in your life every day.

A heart warming film about love, life and hope. It is a wonderful story of destiny and that our fate has already been written and gives us the answers as and when we need them. Sometimes you want the answer and at other times you may wish you never knew and didn't ever have to know.

Each part of the film weaves the story together and is an essential piece of the whole jigsaw. It reminded me of M. Night Shyamalan's Signs

Does he get the money, the girl and have his dreams come true? You'll have to watch it to find out. Oh and remember to phone a friend to take with you ;-)

Some people are so passionate that they don't know how to give up and do whatever it takes, like Jamal, hopefully you are one of them too!

Live, laugh and love your way through life; because it is already written!
You just have to believe it and not give up on your passion and that which you hold dear. What is already written for you and what will you write for tomorrow!?


This is a British film production with Danny Boyle directing and starring upcoming talent in the form of Dev Patel and Freida Pinto

Poster uses D: Destiny, the film has D: It is written (which I find more profound)

Based on the book Q and A: Slumdog Millionaire by Vikas Swarup.

"Former tiffinboy Ram Mohammad Thomas has just got twelve questions correct on a TV quiz-show to win a cool one billion rupees. But he is brutally slung in prison on suspicion of cheating. Because how can a kid from the slums know who Shakespeare was, unless he is pulling a fast one. In the order of the questions on the show, Ram tells us which amazing adventures in his street-kid life gave him the answers. From orphanages to brothels, gangsters to beggar-masters, and into the homes of Bollywood's rich and famous, Ram's story is brimming with the chaotic comedy, heart-stopping tragedy and tear-inducing joyousness of modern India."

Monday, 5 January 2009

Tales from the Crypt - The Landlord from Hell!

A piece of creative writing, is it really fiction or reality!? Read on... these tales will make you shiver more on a cold night in a winter, about the landlord from hell, who we'll call Freddy. This would have been great for Halloween but why wait for the frights! Some names may have been changed to protect the living...

Stories of gremlins in boilers, dead tenants, girls that think he's creepy and other things that go bump in the night.

Do you think you've had a nightmare of a day, hungover from the excesses of Christmas and back at work to do the daily grind? Here's the story of Freddy, who spent all Christmas in his cave hiding from the world as he stepped out into the first working Monday of the year to face the world as well.


The winds of the credit crunch had ravaged through 2008, mortgage payments were overdue for the month - but all that was going to be put behind him as he set out to collect his rent on this dark winter's day before getting on with his paperwork and accounts.

Gremlins in the Boiler

A boiler had packed in prior to Christmas, it had been a problem longer but the nice tenant hadn't reported it to the landlord. Why is it all boilers pack in around bank holidays and winter, especially Xmas. Was Santa a bad boy and British Gas put a curse on him and all the good kids with central heating? Now that Freddy was living in a central heated house as well, the calls to fix boilers didn't annoy him as much as in the earlier days of being a landlord. It had been a long time since he had to last show his tenants the cellar... and where the boiler was... to show them how to increase the pressure, his caretaker Damian took care of all that now.

The plumber, Jason had been out before Xmas and ordered some parts. A few days later he changed them but still no luck. This has been an on and off mission for 4 weeks and still no closer to fixing it. The now, nasty, plumber was clearly doing this on purpose to annoy the tenant because he doesn't have a life or family to go home to. 'British Gas would have sorted it' - NOT! Try asking those with cover who have had problems this winter or been told they need a new boiler or cost £100's and another plumber has fixed it for less than £70! Those BG engineers are employed by Satan himself!

Having offered the tenant heating, he said he was OK and managing with the gas fire in the living room.

Jason had a whole flow chart of what could be wrong with a modern boiler with all the electrical circuits and error displays, the thing is when there is a gremlin in the system can you find it? Having ordered another couple of parts this is his last chance, they will take 2 days to arrive (inconsiderate suppliers!) The answerphone message left for Freddy after this news, sounded as if the tenant was possessed.

New boiler or home exorcism on order! Else it won't be a toasty house for the tenant but a spit roasting for landlord and plumber.

If you have gremlins, get rid of them as quickly and efficiently as possible, even if it means ripping out their home and replacing it! Do not attempt to perform exorcism's yourself, get a qualified exorcist or corgi registered gas fitter.

Find out what people want and deliver it in an acceptable time-frame. Keep them updated, offer alternatives. Should they refuse, exorcise caution!


Dead tenant

Damian called and told Freddy that a tenant had died over the New Year and had no next of kin. Not having dealt with dead tenants, having killed or buried anyone recently, Freddy needed some time to think. He gave Damian a list of jobs to do and started on operation: Dead tenant clean up, Step 1: WTF and How To.

Not having any next of kin was going to be an issue as who was going to deal with the matter. Being sympathetic and business orientated at the same time was a stretch. On top of that, his tenant was in arrears and didn't pay a deposit. At least he wouldn't need to evict or kill him, every cloud has silver lining.
A few hours were spent calling the solicitor, other evil landlords, someone must have had to clean up after a death, no matter how it happened.
After getting tips on clearing it with the police there was nothing suspicious, getting a death certificate, giving an abandonment notice that he doesn't live there anymore (!?) and contacting social services to tidy up and bury him, there was some relief that they wouldn't have to dig a hole in the garden. Freddy was hoping it wasn't carbon monoxide related, that nasty plumber who won't fix the boiler did all the checks for him, someone to strangle!
The other landlords helped out with stories of forcing a door and finding someone dead in their lounge. Another guy had been dead 3 weeks lying on the floor and the smell of decomposition had drifted into the flat below to alert them. A 'happier' story from a letting agent's point of view was of a tenant who'd signed up, paid in advance ready to move in, went on holiday and died.

The possessions had to be passed to any next of kin (and not E-bayed) or put into storage for at least 6 months for someone to claim before sending to the local auction house to dispose of. Would cover some of the rent and Freddy wasn't really concerned about claiming on the deceased estate. Maybe a claim against the council as he was on benefits and they'd taken longer than 2 weeks (nearly 3 months to deal with the claim.)
At least the property was available to let as soon as they cleared it out. Freddy realised that life goes on.

Time to call Damian and actually find out where the body was, Freddy had not even thought to ask about the circumstances surrounding the death. Damian said he'd been informed, by a friend, that the tenant died in hospital after collapsing at home. I asked about his stuff and he said the other tenant was keeping it (!?) But he lived alone! Apparently not. What about his ex-wife? Never married. Does his son want any of his stuff? What son!?
Was this like an episode of the Twilight Zone, Freddy was truly confused and his head spinning!
What's going on, he had met the, now deceased, tenant who'd split from his wife, lost his job and had seen him playing X-Box with his 'son' a month earlier, or was it just a young male visitor!? Was his tenant dead or not. Yes but no.

Damian had been talking about an ex-tenant who lived at that property, not the current tenant.
Thank god he's alive, Freddy thought. Well clearly someone is dead but he was relieved it wasn't his problem. Put on Damian's list for tomorrow - go collect rent from living tenant!

Never mind Bob Hoskins telling you "It's Good to Talk!" - the actual message communicated is so much more important.

It is easy to have a conversation with someone about two completely different things and not realise, the responsibility of communication lies with the person wanting to get the message across and describing exactly what it is they mean. Become a better story-teller and lead others to imagine and see what it is you want them to.

Experiencing something in a safe environment or doing a trial run can prepare you for events in the future. This applies to anything in life, reading about something and dealing with it are two completely different beasts - one hairy and the other... err.. well, not so hairy!


Tumble dryers going bump in the night

Having to explain to the new tenant why she can't use the industrial tumble dryer in the big main house next door, was a challenge. It had previously been available for everyone to use but after a recent incident, non residents were no longer allowed in the house. It started when Freddy was showing a new tenant a room in the house. The previous girl had decided to leave so Freddy was going to help rent it out for her so she wouldn't be stuck paying a full years rent. One tenant took a dislike to the landlord being in the communal area showing someone else's room. Freddy was told he was not allowed to enter the property unless he notified ALL tenants in writing with 2 days notice, as stated in the tenancy. And wrote him a letter to clear it up,
"it is required by law that the tenant has the right to live in the property as their home, undisturbed by the landlord and/or any agents of the landlord."

He was also asked to only communicate with them in writing and given a letter to this effect
"it will no longer be deemed acceptable by any tenant for you to contact them via Face book, and we will not respond to any messages sent in this manner"
Apparently facebook is not an acceptable medium for contacting landlord/tenants, even though, like email, it is widely used by people, politicians, celebrities and businesses to stay in touch.

Oh and Freddy has an office in this property they'd like written permission from him enter, store rooms and Full CCTV access to all the communal areas! Figure that one out... time of month, dislike to Freddy helping someone else out, who know but he must be the Landlord From Hell!

To come back to the point there will be no tumble drying in the night or anytime by anyone. Freddy will have to pretend he doesn't exist and be invisible around the areas he needs to access, as skulking is preferred to making yourself be seen. Muhah-ha-ha (creepy laugh!) Somebody has to check on the furnace in the basement! Oh that's right they call them boilers now.

Treat people as individuals but if you have to treat them as a group, make sure you deal with them all the same, preferably in writing. Everything boils down to the lowest common denominator or to what the self appointed (or elected) person in charge wants to demand and can get away with.

Make allowances for people that make allowances and are flexible with you.

Facebook is not a means of communication apparently and should be shunned. Bring back carrier pigeon!

Someone has to keep the lawyers in business (also employed by the devil) Hope that common sense prevails one day!


The Creepy Comment

Freddy was busy arranging some repair when he saw a tenant and from a property and asked if it was the living room blind that needed fixing. When she replied yes, he quipped back, OK we'll get it fixed so your friend can walk around naked! Not thinking much of it, they both went on with their evening.

Later on the tenant texted her mate to let her know "Heyup, freddy said hes gonna fix the blind so you can walk around naked in the living room! Lol. Creepy.x"
Unfortunately this went to Freddy's phone, who was up in the tree house with... Damian, as there were a couple of jobs that needed doing there as well.

He replied back "Think you meant to send that to H." He tagged on a regular smiley as he couldn't find a creepy one and didn't want his tenants to think he really was a creepy nutcase. Then again they'd already decided he was, so why not ham it up a little at the next opportunity!

How had this situation arisen? It was due to the cursed facebook again. A status message from H. mentioned walking around the house naked. That is how Freddy had come to find out about the 'blind' issue and add it to his To-Do list. The naked house walking was done in a house with blinds/curtains, much to creepy landlords disappointment.

His letting agent A. found it hilarious and that the tenants won't talk to him anymore and probably wont pick up his calls. Not a problem, they're good tenants on direct debits and standing orders, so hardly bother him anyway. At least they won't call Freddy for maintenance in a rush.

Having your tenants as friends on facebook is a no-no. Yes it's that dreaded facebook again, it will cause the end of the world I tell you!
For starters they know when you're not around, so can have parties then and not invite you. Also you have to see their drunken pics (yes YOU, we know you're reading) and comments to each other, wondering if it really was like that when you were at uni. Although, it is acceptable to add them if you have a just as crazy profile and/or are creepy!

Everything should be taken in context and part of a bigger picture; focusing on the part blurs the rest.

Sometimes it's best when you say nothing at all! Best to stay in the basement in your gimp suit.


Freddy decided to go blog, err, write in his scrappy diary what he had learnt before going to bed and wondering what fun tomorrow will bring. Oh yes, asking nicely for some rent and all that paperwork to complete for the lovely taxman - if there ever was a devil, that would be him! Hope Damian is around to finish fixing the blinds, he doesn't need a restraining order as well.

Oh, it's not always the landlord at fault, some like Freddy are busy doing the best they can with the resources they have. And tenants paying rent on time always helps!


What was that? A silhouette of someone through the living room curtains or just the shadow of a tree? Sleep tight and don't let the bed springs bite. Or the squeaky floorboards and flapping tiles keep you awake.

Still not afraid? How about this T-shirt then! "Careful, you may end up in my novel." Or on someone's blog. Be afraid, be very afraid!

Sunday, 4 January 2009

Think And Grow Rich Mastermind Groups

Experience the Power of the Master Mind!

The "Master Mind" may be defined as: "Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose." - Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill [1938]

A Unique Opportunity for Personal & Business Development
A 5-Week Study Specifically for Business Leaders & Entrepreneurs

If you had the opportunity to study the thinking of one of the master thinkers alive today would you take it?
If that very same opportunity allowed you to share ideas, goals, challenges and develop potential profitable relationships with like-minded business leaders, would you take it?
During this dynamic, FREE 5-week study, you will learn how to apply to your life and business with the foundational principles of Napoleon Hill’s classic book, “Think and Grow Rich!”
This five-week, in depth study will afford you the opportunity to join forces and master mind with a unique group of like-minded individuals who are focused on taking the results, in every area of their life, to a new level.
You will have the opportunity to learn new concepts such as how to use the terror barrier to your advantage! Overcoming procrastination, utilising autosuggestion in the POSITIVE sense, engaging your sensory faculties as well as learning about your 6 intellectual faculties and how to tap into resources that lie dormant ALREADY within!
The results will astound you as you watch the lives and businesses of your Master Mind group improve from one week to the next.
“Change is constant and inevitable, but personal growth is a choice.” Bob Proctor
Together for the 5 weeks we will be studying the marvelous book Think & Grow Rich, the Original, Restored & Revised edition.

This specific book edition shall be purchased from Bobby and Michelle for a small investment of just £20.

Once the course has started, the group has a lock-down for 5 weeks and no other member may join until a new group commences. After enjoying the taster of 5 weeks’ learning there will be the opportunity to continue for the remainder of the Think & Grow Rich course for a further 5 weeks AND to move into one of Bob Proctor’s leading personal development programs the Goal Achiever Program for a further 12 weeks via teleconference calls from the comfort of your own home with Michelle Whaite, Certified LifeSuccess Consultant Results Coach (trained and mentored by Mr Bob Proctor himself personally in Florida, West Palm Beach in 2006).

Where else can you get to join a Think And Grow Rich Study class, a Master Mind group AND get coaching for just a £20 investment?

JOIN this group on facebook: Think And Grow Rich Facebook

Register NOW by simply emailing
to secure your place as the groups are strictly limited to a maximum of 10 delegates ONLY in each group for 2009.
Bobby will then send you a Master Mind Questionnaire to see if you can qualify for a free place on the course by answering as honestly as possible to help you gain the most from the course.

Setting up local groups in Manchester, Huddersfield/Leeds, London. International via teleseminar.

If you'd like a local group and know upto 10 people interested, let us know and we'll make it happen!

Friday, 2 January 2009

Property, Business and Personal Development in 2009

Kick off the New Year as you mean to go on... get motivated into 2009 and beyond!

Here are a few of the must attend events I'll be hosting, attending or crewing at over the next few weeks. Come along and say hi, it would be great to meet up in person.

Property / Business

Huddersfield - Tuesday, 6th January 2009 - Northern Property Network with Jim Haliburton and his HMO Strategies for 2009
We will also be discussing how to protect yourself in the current economy
I will be hosting with Steve Foley and the usual suspects will be attending :-)

Join the FB group and register at the website.
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=20632134360
FB Event:http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=45658796490
Website: http://northernpropertynetwork.co.uk

Business / Personal Development

Huddersfield - Sunday 11th January 2009
Write YOUR BOOK and get a REAL publishing deal, with Judymay Murphy
FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=61235880352

Manchester, Huddersfield/Leeds & London - January/February 09
Think & Grow Rich Mastermind groups.
London 1 day event on 17th January 2009 that I will also be attending and crewing at.
Sign up now to find out more about this program hosted by Bobby and Michelle Whaite.
FB Group: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=49315621423

London - 21st or 22nd January 2009,
Roger Hamilton - Only Eight Ways to Wealth in 2009
(coming to Manchester in February)

London, Friday 13th-15th February 2009
Play to Win with Clinton Swaine (complimentary tickets)
I will be crewing at this event, go to my blog to find out more about what you can learn and experience.
FB Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clinton-Swaine/68715400408
FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=40456298989
Website: http://www.play2win.networkbillionaire.com
Blog review: http://bobby-gill.blogspot.com/2008/09/play-to-win-how-to-be-world-champion.html

Manchester, 20th-22nd February 2009
Clayton Ainger, Spiritual Retreat

I hope that's enough tasty stuff to get you going and not too much to ruin your appetite for the new year at the same time. Wishing you all a wonderful New Year and all the best for 2009!

Bobby :-)


Check out these events coming to DUBLIN, Ireland in 2009


Dublin, Friday 6th-8th February 2009
Think And Get Rich Bootcamp, Multi speaker Event
Learn new Cash strategies, and go home with money in your pocket!
Website: http://www.tagr.networkbillionaire.com

Dublin,Saturday 7th February 2009
Jason Vale, Juicing for Health

Dublin, Friday 20th-22nd February 2009
Christopher Howard\'s Breakthrough To Success (free tickets)
Personal development and NLP techniques
Website: http://www.chrishoward.networkbillionaire.com
FB Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chris-Howard/17502013043
FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=40725443953
Review: http://bobby-gill.blogspot.com/2008/07/chris-howard-breakthrough-to-success.html

Dublin, Friday 11th-13th September 2009
Play to Win with Clinton Swaine (free tickets)
Personal development and business games, experiential learning.
Website: http://www.play2win.networkbillionaire.com
FB Fanpage: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Clinton-Swaine/68715400408
FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=56273225445
Blog review: http://bobby-gill.blogspot.com/2008/09/play-to-win-how-to-be-world-champion.html

Thursday, 1 January 2009

Friends, resolutions and elephants in 2009!

Thought I'd avoid the New Year Eve's rush and wait a day to wish all my friends, including YOU, a fabulous New Year.

From those friends that I've met and catch up with regularly, to those that are currently just pixels or occasional pokes and messages on facebook. By the time I'd get round to sending everyone a personal new year message it would be Easter and Facebook would have banned me for spamming! Maybe that's not a bad idea, I'd get to log off and have more me time in '09! I just wish random people would stop adding me as it sure makes quality time more challenging. I'd really like to know how the serial networkers manage their relationships with people!?
You can't outsource your friends, I tried and customer services just sent them back! ;-)

To everyone who has had the pleasure of making me dinner, eating with me, letting me sleep on their couch and the text messages and all night phone conversations, I'd like to say a big THANK YOU! Your friendship and time has made more of a difference than you can imagine, so please keep adding value and touching the lives around you and the people that you meet.

If you've been putting things off till New Year. Whoomph... here it is!
Who said you had to wait for a certain day to change your life? Well, now that it's here are you already worried about your New Year's resolutions? Some set resolutions, others goals, some have plans and others hope they didn't tell too many people, so they don't even have to try.

You've heard it before and I'll say it again - "People overestimate what they can accomplish in a year, but they underestimate what they can accomplish in more."
If you think your goal(s) may be too big to achieve in a year, put it out to the end of 2010 and increase it in size at the same time (not going to make it that easy for you).
AND more importantly, chunk it down to something more manageable and achievable for the next month - or week if you prefer.
How do you eat an elephant? The answer is, one bite at a time. So take a piece and chew!

Know that you can do whatever you want in life, as long as you are prepared to take those small definitive steps in the direction of your goal. The smaller steps to achieving your goals will get ticked off faster than you focusing on the destination and in no time you will be there. Once the momentum builds up you will be unstoppable!

Today is New Year's Day and the first day of the rest of your life. Start it as you mean to go on, decisions are made in the now!

2009 will be a better year for love, health, finances, career and of course fun! You just have to believe it; I do! Remember, you could eat an elephant if you wanted to.

'Worry looks around, sorry looks back, Faith looks up.' Here's to looking up at you as I look forward to catching up with all of you in 2009, no matter where in the world you are.

All the best and take care,

Your friend, Bobby :-)