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Friday, December 11, 2015

Lunch with Earle's

Andrew Staggs
+61 412 042025

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Lights on the Santa Monica Pier

I am currently using this photo as my phone wallpaper.

It makes me smile every time I see it.

It was taken last October when we in Los Angeles at the Santa Monica Pier.

I have always liked colourful lights at night!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Must Attend Wealth Education Event - Brisbane - 31 July

I am very excited about this new wealth and finance education event in Brisbane.

It is on Saturday 31 July 2010.



You can click here to register....
http://southerncrosswealthgroup.com.au/wealth-accelerator-event


And this link will lead you to free tickets - normally valued at $397!

So you better get a hurry along!

The Growth of Social Media Networking

If you still think social media such as facebook, twitter, linked-in and the like are just a fad; take a look at the following to make sure you’re not missing out on something bigger than the Industrial Revolution …


Thursday, May 20, 2010

Study finds we are more receptive face-to-face

A recent study has found that human contact brings the most happiness to people in an increasingly digital world.

The global study, identifies what happiness means to different nationalities and reveals that, despite the rapid pace of growth in the virtual world, human contact wins hands down when it comes to happiness.

“Our real happiness depends much more on our basic sense of self, and connecting with other people,” said Dr. Stevens, a social psychologist who specializes in happiness and wellbeing.

According to the study, chatting to friends or colleagues (17%) brings more people happiness than watching TV (14%) and connecting with others online (5%).

The Happiness Barometer surveyed 12,500 consumers across four continents, in 16 countries, including, China, Russia, the UK and the US.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Money is Neutral - Character is Not

Here's a thought!

MONEY IS EITHER A GOOD OR BAD INFLUENCE, ACCORDING TO THE CHARACTER OF THE PERSON WHO POSSESSES IT.

It’s true.

Money has no character, no personality, no values.

Its actions only reflect the desires of its owner.

Money can build great hospitals and schools, or it can be gambled away or squandered on meaningless possessions. Money may build museums to house beautiful works of art, it may construct beautiful houses of worship-or it may be used to create instruments of war and destruction.

As you build your personal wealth, make sure you build your character by setting aside a portion of your income to help others. Choose a church, a charity, or a cause that you can enthusiastically support. Then give of your money and your time in support of that cause.

The primary beneficiary of such noble actions is always the one who gives, not the one who receives.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Social Media Post of the Day - @Scrapsister AKA Kerryn Leworthy

This is my Social Media Post of the Day.

It appeared on Kerryn Leworthy's Facebook page this AM

WARNING! I hate it when people post bogus warnings, but this one is real.
Please repost this as your status!!
If someone comes to your front door saying they are checking for ticks due to the warm weather and asks you to take your clothes off and dance around with your arms up, DO NOT DO IT! THIS IS A SCAM!
They only want to see you naked. I wish I'd gotten this yesterday. I feel so stupid....

Life Key - The Power of Activity

Here is a thought....

Activity leads to interest, and interest leads to enthusiasm and ambition.
Conversely, inactivity leads to boredom, and boredom leads to "laziness."

W. Clement Stone often says, "The emotions are not always subject to reason, but they are always subject to action!"

Determine what you are best at and what you like to do, and develop a burning desire to be the best you can be at it. Then get into action!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Inside Hillsong - The LIfe of Brian - Channel 7 Sunday Night Story




If you missed the great story, Inside Hillsong, on Channel 7 last night about Hillsong Church and Brian Houston
another blogger has put it on his site -
click here.


Thursday, April 22, 2010

Life Key - The Way of the Tortoise

Steps are a key part of living a great life.  And so is starting.

Today many of you will begin a rewarding journey. Like every journey, it starts with but a single step.

That single step is an important one. It must...



•Start in the right direction.


•Have purpose and motivation. Decide now that you, too, will succeed. 


•Be only the first of many steady steps. This is not a race. Speed kills.

The most important decisions in any business are made early. Take your time and get your first step right. Don't feel you have to "do it all" by tomorrow...


Steady progress wins the day.

Friday, April 9, 2010

"I think the only way to learn is to give it a try" - Sir Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson is the bearded entrepreneur who, it seems, will do anything to gain publicity for his various enterprises.

Branson says, 'If you sit down with accountants and look at profit and loss projections, they will manage to come up with all sorts of reasons why something will not work well. I think if you have a gut feeling about something, then trial and error can produce the best results. I think the only way to learn is to give it a try.'

It is this very attitude that contributed to his huge success!

What are you going to "give a try" to today?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

A Shaft of Light from Igor Stravinsky

"Even when I do not feel like work,



I sit down to it just the same.


I cannot wait for inspiration, and inspiration at best


is a force brought into action by effort."

Igor Stravinsky

 
Seems like HARD WORK is again the key.
 
I had better get back to work!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Arts and Movie Festival - Easter Sunday @Hillsong Church Brisbane

Wow!!! What a great night at the Arts and Movie Festival - Easter Sunday @Hillsong Church Brisbane last night.

And Stan Walker sang the amazing song, I Surrender. 

Here are a few photos I snapped on the iPhone before, during and after the diverse displays and service.


The Easter Monday Sun Rises over the Backyard Tent

And I notice that the moon is still up in the western sky... "Go to
bed, moon!"

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Wonderful Weathered Wooden Texture

Sunny Saturday Arvo @ Bribie Island

Friday, April 2, 2010

Camping in the Backyard at Springfield Lakes

We are having a BLAST trying something new as a family this Easter.
The photo tells the story.

Monday, March 29, 2010

The Secret in the Geode - and the Link to New Success

I got this thought hook from a recent email from the Napoleon Hill Foundation.


A CLOSED MIND STUMBLES OVER THE BLESSINGS OF LIFE WITHOUT RECOGNIZING THEM.

To the untrained eye, a geode looks pretty much like an ordinary rock.

But a trained geologist knows that inside the geode there is a beautiful crystal lining.

The story is the same for those who refuse to examine new possibilities because their minds are closed. Life’s greatest opportunities, like the geode, often come in ordinary packaging.

Do not allow yourself to become such a creature of habit that you simply go through the motions and let life happen to you. Just taking a new route to work, putting together a jigsaw puzzle, reading a newspaper instead of watching television, or visiting a museum at lunchtime will stimulate your thought processes and may help you open your mind to new possibilities.

Have a great new week!
and make it a GREAT day today!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mt Gravatt Mountain Coffee Shop Finally Open

Jethro and I grabbed a coffee today on Mt Gravatt Mountain.

The coffee shop is FINALLY open!

Power Tower in the Sunshine @ Bulimba

I snapped this photo by the Brisbane River yesterday.