Photos of Conan in Movies
Life Success

Lessons From Mentors

Monday, 06 February 2012

This is a collection of sayings and wisdom from those I have spoken to, listened to or have known that have stuck with me and have helped guide my life.

Some of these come from business people, some from friends, one even from a random drunk on a bus. If you are alert you can learn a lesson from almost anyone, especially older or more experienced people.


Steve Jobs Replies To A Hater

Friday, 27 January 2012

I found this quote today on from Steve Jobs:

Steve Jobs of Apple to a critical questioner “By the way, what have you done that’s so great? Do you create anything, or just criticise others’ work and belittle their motivations”.

So next when someone starts to put you down, question your goals, or is just negative when it should really be no concern of theirs maybe you'd like to quote Mr. Jobs, even if it is just to yourself.

Don't let anyone destroy your dreams.

"Never argue with an idiot, it just makes two idiots" - Brad Sugars


Quote I Read Today

Monday, 09 May 2011

I read this today on Facebook, and I love it. Very relevant to me right now, well a few weeks ago anyway... :)

If people are trying to pull you down. Be proud about it, because it only confirms that you are above them.


What Is Wrong With Todays Role Models

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Besides the fact today's Youth are rebelling against their parents established values, same as youth of every generation, todays "Heroes" and "Role Models" are products of entrenched profit driven industries that portray the real world as a fantasy, high living, easy money without effort.

These unrealistic expectations and non-sustainable role models are the real problems with todays youth.

Let me explain... 


Real Life Superhero: Leo Major

Monday, 01 March 2010

If you find yourself needing some inspiration to action you could do none worse than read up about the super human exploits of the French Canadian war hero Leo Major.

Seriously this guy is unbelievable.... on a scale you would not believe.... you have to read on...


Finding Your Life Purpose And Developing The Drive To Get It

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Your life purpose - Forget all the spiritualist hanky panky on finding the meaning of life.

Go back to basics. When you were a kid and someone asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up what did you answer? That alone will probably answer the question of what is your life purpose, or at least it'll give you a good place to start.

Failing that think deep down, really let your imagination go WILD.

What would life be like if you were a rock star, an International speaker, movie star, Multi-National CEO, successful entrepreneur, soldier of fortune in Africa, deep sea scientist, retired on the beaches of a tropical paradise, helping children in the 3rd world, legitimate Porn Star, tracking down Khmer Rouge leaders in Cambodia and bringing them before the UN courts?

Any fantasy life purpose, no matter how wild, you can do it and you can start right now....


Lessons From A 3 Legged Dog

Thursday, 20 August 2009

Hopping around my apartment complex is a 3 legged dog that I see pretty much daily. Now you might not give a semi feral street dog much attention but here in Thailand you do or they'll sneak up and bite the back of your heel right at your Achilles tendon, or worse the other dogs in it's pack will join in and you'd better be willing to fight.

So paying attention to the personality of the dogs is a big must if you don't want to end up as dog food.

But this 3 legged dog, what is special about him, I mean besides missing a leg.... 




Prior Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance

Monday, 30 March 2009

"Prior preparation prevents piss poor performance" this was the mantra chanted by our Corporals, Sergeants and Officers from the Australian Infantry that I did basic training with, and it holds so true that I though it needed a write up of it's own.

So many people have excuses why they did not do something, something did not work out the way it was 'planned' or why something just simply failed.... 


Do You Feel Alone?

Sunday, 29 March 2009

Funnily enough a lot of people I know who are outstanding in their own way, creative, overly intelligent, non-conformists seem to feel there is something wrong with them, that they are the odd ones out. 

I admit there have been times when I thought life would have been much easier if I could be happy following the herd, doing the same as everyone else, enjoying the simple commercialised past times of everyone else, 9am to 5pm in a job I fell into for 40 years then retiring to 'enjoy' my retirement, old age and lack of health.

But I can't do that, and many people I know also do not fit into the 'accepted' social format, a lot of these people I have noticed feel like social outcasts....



Stop Being A Failure

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

I was reading Sir Richard Branson's (owner of the Virgin group of companies and one of the most successful men on earth, builder of the fastest ever company to reach $1 billion turn over, etc) latest book the other day and came across one paragraph that stuck out in particular, in amongst a chapter on Entrepreneur and Leadership.

The simplicity and condensation of everything you need to know to not being a failure and becoming a success all boiled down to one simple paragraph.... 


I Want To Be You

Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Today I recieved a message from a reader, the entire message was "I WANT TO BE YOU!!", my first thought was
"No you bloody well don't"...


Why Do I Always Have Bad Luck

Saturday, 15 September 2007

"Why do I always have bad luck", "Bad things always happen to me", "This always happens to me", "Why me?" or as the song goes "If I didn't have bad luck I'd have no luck at all".

Why is it some of us seem to be perpetually cursed with bad luck and some seem to have all the pieces in life fall into their lap everytime.

Those with bad luck struggle through life while those with good luck fly through life.

What makes these two groups different? 


What Other People Think

Friday, 17 August 2007

The surest way to a life disaster is to care what other people think.  Thinking about what "they" will say about you, what "they" will think about you is going to lead you to a quite decidedly unhappy life of discontent at best.

Talking with a close friend a few weeks ago I found out that he was not going to follow up on a seriously good venture because as he said "What would people think?" 

I'll let you in on a secret that I discovered.... 


Will You Die Before You Even Live?

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

I was talking with a friend today and he started telling me how a very serious health scare had gotten him to rethink his life, he was re-evaluating a few things and taking out more time to enjoy himself - and to look after his health better.

That made me think - I have never been too serious with my life, I have always been out there enjoying it "too much" but how many people are trapped in their lives waiting for the day when they will really live?

How many people will go to the grave never having even lived yet? 


The Opportunity Of A Lifetime Comes Along Every Day. Are You Seizing Your Chances?

Monday, 26 March 2007

Opportunities arise on the spur of the moment, you need to be mentally present and aware in order to jump on them.

"The opportunity of a lifetime happens everyday" - Brad Sugars

You just need to be ready and prepared - otherwise you will not even recognise it. A passing remark, a story in the newspaper, an overheard conversation - many present "the opportunity of a lifetime."

First you need to be prepared enough to recognise an opportunity. To be prepared enough you need to be seriously educated on the subject in question. Formal education from a Government Authourised institution means nothing here. Self education is the only way you are going to get ahead. If you are intereseted in property read every book you can by successful real estate people, including biographies of entrepreneurs, go to seminars, get involved as much as possible, subscribe to select magazines, learn everything you can.



How To Succeed In Life

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

Going through my logs the other day I found a few people were visiting my site looking for the answer to "How to succeed in life". 

Since I am considered by many to be a success (apparently only about 5% of Screen Actors Guild members actually make thier living from acting! That's a lot of unemployed hopeful actors) I feel as though I can write a few thoughts, but for this one time I am going to turn over the reigns of intellect to some much better known, much wiser heads as I present  How to succeed in life...


Wishful Thinking vs Positive Thinking / Affirmations vs Action

Wednesday, 28 February 2007

When I was in Australia I would hear many people say to me "I wish I was like you". 

After a while I began to ask them "What? The pizza and icecream I cannot touch, the tuna and rice I have to eat every 2 hours, the TV I do not watch as I have to go to exercise 3 hours a day, the relationships I lost from girlfriends not understanding the big picture? What exactly is it you wish to be like?"

Are you wishing you had the ideal life or are you enacting it? 


Is It Time To Give Up Dreaming And Get A Real Job?

Friday, 23 February 2007

Should I give up my Hollywood Dreams and get a real job?

The continual chase, the lack of reward for effort put in, continually spending time and money to train and get better in a job that isn't delivering an income, dealing with situations beyond your control and the uncertainity and irregularity of income. Or I get a nice comfortable (safe?) job that pays me a good sized pay check each and every week?

This is a question I have had to ask myself often in my career, now more so than ever...

See Also