Banks can now hold crypto – this is the tipping point!

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In the year 2000, Malcolm Gladwell wrote the now world-famous book ‘The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference.’

In it, he used a series of interesting stories to show how ideas and behaviours spread.

If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s its blurb:

“In this brilliant and original book, Malcolm Gladwell explains and analyses the ‘tipping point’, that magic moment when ideas, trends and social behaviour cross a threshold, tip and spread like wildfire. Taking a look behind the surface of many familiar occurrences in our everyday world, Gladwell explains the fascinating social dynamics that cause rapid change.”

So the “tipping point” is basically when an idea suddenly goes mainstream; or “goes viral”, as we’d say today. We have just hit the tipping point of mainstream cryptocurrency adoption.

This week, everything changed for crypto, and there is no doubt that this is the tipping point. This is the moment where investing in crypto will become as common as investing in stocks, shares and savings accounts.

What’s changed?

The US government just declared that national banks can offer crypto custody services to their clients. So basically, it’s now legal for US banks to provide crypto custody services to the public.

You may be wondering why this is such a big deal. Well, it’s this event that’s just turned crypto into a mainstream investment that is as safe and easy to store as stocks and cash. What this means is, anyone will be able to walk into their bank and buy, sell, store and trade crypto. This is huge.

One of the stumbling blocks for BTC – and crypto in general – is that it is very technological, and therefore quite daunting for most people. If crypto is ever to reach true mainstream adoption, it needs to be as easy to invest in and as safe to store as stocks are today.

This is going to make crypto as easy to invest in as stocks

Most mainstream investors don’t have a clue about how the companies they invest in actually work, how their investment is put to use or what – if any – safeguards are in place to protect their investment. And they don’t need to.

Ask the average Amazon investor what percentage of Amazon’s revenue it spends on logistics and warehousing… or which computer system it uses to keep track of its orders… or what the total compensation of its directors is, and you’ll draw a blank.

They don’t need to know that. All they need to know is that it’s making money, is managed well, and is wiping the floor with its competitors… and that its share price has been on a tear recently.

If they want to invest in it, they just call up their broker, or log into their brokerage account, and buy Amazon shares. Their broker takes care of the rest.

Once banks begin offering crypto custody services, the same will be true of investing in crypto.

Anyone will be able to call up their bank, or log into their online account, and buy £500 of bitcoin. It will then just appear on their account, along with their other investments.

Once big traditional banks start offering their own custody services, we could see a rush to capture the market. That’s going to mean a lot of crypto trading going on behind the scenes, and likely some big price movements, too.

You might ask why would the banks provide a service and a product which, actually, goes against everything they stand for? Well, they know that BTC is here to stay and it is going to be big. The services they would offer will of course be provided for a (most likely) hefty fee, and if the banks are profiting by their customers holding crypto, it will be in their interests to promote it. And banks are experts when it comes to marketing new money products.

So, if this really does prove to be the tipping point, it’s going to be a very interesting few years for all of crypto.

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CONSISTENCY – Not just your average OPPORTUNITY

Success is predictable when you are consistent… This is a simple statement that is easily misunderstood by the average person.

This reminds me of a book by John Mason called ‘An Enemy Called Average’. At school it was acceptable to get an average result, and if you are slightly about average that is okay. However, if you are clever you are not accepted by the group who are average, and thus you become the outsider.

The time has arrived to stop thinking like the rest of the SHEEPLE (those who find comfort in the average and strive to never stand out), find your path and surprise yourself. You need to be different and do it consistently. This will open you up to the possibility of success.

What am I talking about? Firstly people love the idea of success and they absolutely love having a title, but consistency is more often than not the missing ingredient.

I recently asked a group of people if they would like to be a leader and many responded with excitement. Then I gave everyone who responded a simple task. All they needed to do was to post the daily results on the WhatsApp groups they belonged to. Some started with the same enthusiasm they responded with, and others obviously had never heard of servant leadership and considered the task too menial for a leader to do. Within 7 days even the enthusiastic failed to be consistent, and most had completely stopped.

Success is a funny thing and it does not respect the fact that you may be clever or full of self importance. Success is a hard master and it will only reward you if you can start doing simple things that no one else considers to be exciting or important, and the only rule that needs to be followed is to be consistent.

Average is always your enemy and the only way you can be better than average is to be consistent.

If you are wondering and worrying about the people who will judge you for being different, then you have resigned yourself to the lie that you will never be successful. Some people feel threatened by your success and would rather see you fail. I strongly suggest that you distance yourself from the friends and family who judge you in such a way. As Steve Maraboli advises ‘No need to cut people off, just grow and they will fall off.’


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My efforts are not getting results… This is frustrating!

I have just had a team member contact me and they said the following:

I’ve spoken to 37 people and only got 5 people to join. Everyone agrees this is a wonderful system but they just don’t go to the registration part. I do follow ups and told them I will not bother them again. They must contact me once they are ready. Was that a mistake?
So frustrating.

Firstly speaking to 37 people and getting 5 people to join is an amazing achievement. The average person will get approximately 1 person to join for every 10 people they speak to, so this is a fantastic result.

This member did not mention that he has not even been in the business for a month yet and he already has 11 people in his weakest leg!

Doing follow ups is great, but allowing people to contact you when they are ready is a great approach, as it tells the people you have spoken to that you are not desperate. That is no mistake and it allows you to focus on finding other people to speak to.

It is vitally important to remember that consistency creates results. As you will see in this member’s case, the momentum that was created in the first month is already duplicating in his team.

The frustrating part is that we are building a weekly residual income and the results may not be impressive yet, but over time the results will astound you. As Eric Worre says ‘It’s gonna take some time. This isn’t Get-Rich-Quick, but it is ‘Get Rich’.


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MTI changes lives… Nicole’s testimony

My name is Nicole Carvalho (previously Simmonds), I have an incredible husband, Daniel and together we have a gorgeous little boy. We currently live in Johannesburg, South Africa.

On the 26th of March 2020 (My birthday), South Africa decided to go into a ‘Stage 5 lockdown’. (Thanks Mr President) We were given a week’s notice of the lockdown and at the time, were in the process of finishing touches on a second restaurant. Despite the circumstances, we had to rush to open our doors, even for a couple of days to be able to cover salaries for this period. We had also been trying to build up a commercial supply bakery that supplied restaurants which I had started when my son was four months old.

Understanding that part of the Stage 5 regulations was the closing of restaurants with immediate effect and no take-aways, we were shattered. Practically overnight everything we had worked for went up in smoke and the aftermath came with little hope of a better tomorrow and no income.

I was so desperate and overwhelmed by our challenges that I was pulling at strings. I tried to sell hand sanitizers to no avail, after enduring the cost to manufacture when I’d seen a gap in the market. But by the time the bottles were ready to sell, I’d lost my entry point. I ended up not selling a single bottle and handed them out to a few of my neighbours (along with the last restaurant order that was rejected and I was left with 30 odd loaves.) I’d tried to get clients in other industries but the extent to which businesses were affected was not limited to us alone, we all felt it.

My band-aid solutions had fallen through and I was stuck, we had no backup plan, we had nowhere to turn, we had maxed ourselves out with loans to get the restaurant operational and I knew that come month-end, we had bills to pay.

Every supplier and every account we could not pay would result in the next supplier not being able to keep their commitments could affect so many more people. It weighed heavily on me to know that I would be the cause of this domino effect and that I had no ability to change it.

I turned as many of us do to ‘Make Money Online’ web searches and eventually YouTube as well. I stumbled across a video that my uncle had made, (the same uncle who was broke and selling his belongings to pay rent in the beginning of the previous year and 6 months later semi-retired in Italy) which explained the business that he had started working with.

After watching his video and countless hours of research, I dove in to start building my business and finding like-minded people who were in similar situations to start earning money. Whether they wanted to create an income or just earn from the profits from the daily trading.

It took a bit of time to get on my feet and I must say: yes, the rewards may not have been instant, but sticking with it because we had the long-term goals in mind, and my family needing hope again is what kept me going.

Today we are 100% covering our monthly expenses purely from the profits of growing our bitcoin that we’ve been able to build up. This company has honestly and sustainably given us the opportunity to create a residual income and the freedom to define our future.

I am grateful to have experienced what we did in order to see the true beauty in what we are doing. We are dreaming again, of places we’d like to visit and experiences we’d like to have once the travel ban is eventually lifted. Our spirits are high and full of hope again as we embark on this next chapter.

I know that right now your situation may seem dim and you can’t possibly imagine a light at the end of the tunnel, just remember that the struggles that you currently face are only temporary. You decide if you are going to accept them as your own, or overcome them.

Today, I am in a position to share what I did and how you too can make a difference in your circumstances that can lead to changing your tomorrow.

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I can’t find people… once was a relevant excuse!

There is an old saying that says ‘If you are not selling, you are not growing’. Life is about selling ideas to each other and if you have an opinion you are selling it to someone else. You learn how to package your opinion so that it will be accepted by the person you are sharing it with. This is the starting blocks of success.

In our business I often hear the excuse ‘I can’t find people’, but what does this statement really mean and reveal about the person who is giving this excuse? Firstly what do they expect me or their family at home to say? Am I supposed to say ‘It’s okay, not everyone can be successful and it’s okay if you disappoint your family’. NO, it is not okay and you will need to work harder at becoming successful.

The average expectation of anyone starting is that success will be easier than it has been made out to be, when in fact the direct opposite is true. It will be harder, much harder than expected.

With that in mind I will not be mincing my words and if I stand on your foot, you will need to ask yourself why you were not moving in the first place.

Why can’t you find people? Are you able to find yourself, do you actually know what you want? If you don’t know what you want and you have no idea of how you are going to accomplish what you want, then how can you expect others to join you in whatever you are doing?

Our business is easy from the point that people will earn just from their investment and recruiting is not necessary, do you know how unique that is in our industry? In 99% of the businesses out there and in life, you will not earn a cent unless you expand your customer base.

Use that to your advantage, no one has an excuse not to join, but realise that everyone’s time is different and not everyone will join. However when I say that, don’t use that as your excuse for not being successful, so get out there and do some work and never stop until you have reached your dreams.

Are you focused? If you are not focused on one opportunity people will immediately know that and they will lose interest in you. Decide what you want to do, then laser focus on that single thing and do it properly.

What about diversification? They say you can’t have all your eggs in one basket. Really? What if you only have one egg? Or perhaps are you saying you have a design flaw, you already have two eggs in one basket and that seems to be working just fine. Until you have more than enough eggs you cannot diversify, and you cannot make a success of more than one thing at a time. Never believe all the bull§£&t you hear.

Are you trying to be different? Surprise them and be a leader, leaders do things differently. If you are predictable you are failing, so be kinder than people expect you to be and always think of new ways to do what you are already doing.

They don’t believe you are a leader – Prove them wrong! Remember they are not doubting the opportunity, they are doubting if you will be the leader they are looking for. Will you be able to focus and stick to one thing and become successful? If you don’t do that they had no reason to follow you. Decide to be a real leader and stick to your decision, as you will need to prove them wrong.

They are always watching you and if you believe no one is watching you then you are mistaken, you have this amazing opportunity and you are experiencing results. They have an idea of what may be expected and they are waiting for you to show them your results. Share what you have experienced with people whenever you can and always remember to be professional.

Reading this article you are probably thinking I am over opinionated and unreasonable. You are 100% right, reasonable never paid the bills. It was only when I decided to be unreasonable with my own stinking thinking that I could overcome the excuses, actually work and achieve some level of success. I am still on the journey just like everyone. I advise you to get going on your journey, move fast and remember if everything is under control you are definitely not going fast enough!


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What Is A Bitcoin Wallet?

by Bontle Moroka

There are many types of wallets used to store Bitcoin, the main ones being web, mobile, desktop, hardware, and paper. A Bitcoin wallet is a program that is used to send and receive, store, and monitor balances of your Bitcoin. Just like you need an email program to manage your email, you need a wallet to manage your bitcoin.

Wallets integrate with the Bitcoin blockchain. They monitor bitcoin addresses on the blockchain and update your balance with each transaction. What defines a wallet is where its key is stored.

What is a Key?

A private key is a long string of numbers and letters that acts as a password to your wallet. This key gives the person in possession of it the power to send bitcoins to other people. You can think of a private key as secret coordinates.

The key is used to generate an address, which, like an email address, is what you give out to people who want to send you Bitcoin. There is no way to figure out your key from knowing the address.

As time went on evolved, HD wallets were created. They generate a phrase or seed, which is a string of common words you can memorise instead of the numbers and letters that make up your private key. HD wallets can also create many addresses from your seed. These addresses all form part of the same wallet.

Because keys and seeds have power, they must be kept secret and safe. Failure to protect them could lead to the loss of bitcoins.

Types of Wallets

A standard wallet creates a file to keep the key. This file should be backed up by copying it to a safe location. An HD wallet will supply you with a seed phrase of up to 24 words to write down in a safe place.

Some wallets hold a full copy of the blockchain to validate each transaction – this is known as a full node. SPV or Simple Payment Verification’s act as a type of light wallet. They don’t hold a full copy of the blockchain and rely on full nodes they are connected to validate transactions. SPV’s are fast and take up less space than a full node wallet.

Hot and Cold

A Hot wallet is any form of wallet that is connected to the internet. Web service, computers, or phones connected to the internet all fall under the description of a hot wallet. These are the most popular, but also the least secure types of wallets. They allow access to their inner workings through Internet connections.

Market exchanges and betting sites require you to deposit funds into their online wallets. Web wallets are the least secure option for storing Bitcoin. They are more vulnerable to hackers as they have many loopholes. Nevertheless, they are highly convenient, allowing you to buy, sell, and send Bitcoins immediately. Multi-factor authentication helps protect against hacking, but these types of wallets are not worth the risk for large sums of coins.

The most secure type of wallet is a cold storage wallet. This is any wallet that is independent of internet connection and cannot be hacked remotely. Hardware, paper and brain wallets all fall into this category. However, to trade and exchange Bitcoin, you need to connect to a computer and use a webpage that allows control over the wallet. Hardware wallets form the optimal mix between security and ease of use.

When deciding on what type of wallet suits you and your needs best, the scale of convenience vs security needs to be assessed.

The reality is that not everyone is not well versed with the world of Bitcoin. It is for this very reason that Mirror Trading International has created an opportunity that allows even those with limited trading knowledge to partake and benefit from Bitcoin trading. Member can join for free and then invest a minimum amount to start benefiting from the rise of Bitcoin.


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Bitcoin is in, Real Estate and Gold are out

by Trish Harris the original post was published on

Can property guru Robert Kiyosaki be right?

Bitcoin’s popularity among traditional investors has grown over recent months as governments and central banks take drastic measures to offset the economic damage wrought by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Now, ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ author Robert Kiyosaki, who has previously praised Bitcoin for its scarce properties, has warned “real estate and gold guys are being phased out”—and “the Bitcoin world is coming into view right now.”

“I think it’s important, especially for old guys like me, to understand the ‘crypto’ world because that’s the world that’s coming into view right now and us real estate and gold guys are being phased out,” said Kiyosaki. His world renowned book, ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ advocates the importance of financial literacy and became a bestseller, selling around 40 million copies worldwide.

Robert Kiyosaki Predicts Bitcoin Will Be Worth $75k in 3 Years

Robert Kiyosaki, took to Twitter once again to proclaim his bullish position on Bitcoin. He is predicting BTC’s price is heading toward $75,000 in three years.

Now, this isn’t just a random figure plucked straight out of the air. This is how he has been valuing core assets lately.

In a tweet earlier this year, Kiyosaki states that his fear of a dying economy has led him to purchase more of three assets that he ostensibly considers valuable outside of the traditional financial system: Gold, Silver, and Bitcoin (BTC).

“Bought more gold, silver and Bitcoin. GOLD [currently] at $1700. Predict $3000 in 1 year. Silver [currently] at $17. Predict $40 in 5 years. Bitcoin [currently] at $9800. Predict $75000 in 3 years.”

Based on his numbers this would be an expected yearly increase of approximately 76%, 19%, and 97% for gold, silver, and Bitcoin respectively. This indicates that Bitcoin has the most favourable profit potential out of the three.

A growing interest in Bitcoin

Robert Kiyosaki is fast becoming one of the most influential advocates of Bitcoin and the Blockchain. In recent months, the businessman has spoken out on his faith in the future of the tech numerous times.

In an April appearance on Anthony Pompliano’s podcast, Kiyosaki praised Bitcoin, saying:

“The reason I endorse Bitcoin is just for one frickin’ reason — you’re not part of the system”

Noting also that “gold and silver are God’s money, and Bitcoin is open-source people’s money”. He has been quoted as stating the USD a scam.

“The US Dollar is a scam. I think the dollar is toast because gold and silver and cybercurrency are going to take it out. The US Dollar is gone. In the year 2000, there was one currency; the USD. It was called the reserve currency of the world, and then came Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies” Robert Kiyosaki said.

The author of ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ who is now working on a new book entitled ‘Fake: Fake Money, Fake Teachers, Fake Assets’ disclosed that in the upcoming book he discussed how gold, Bitcoin (BTC), as well as other cryptocurrencies represent the last resort, for the moment when the financial market – as we know it – would collapse. According to Kiyosaki, the “doomsday” of fiat currencies is imminent.

“I talk about the three types of money today: God’s money, which is gold and silver; government’s money, which is fiat currencies; [and] the people’s money, which is cryptocurrency on the Blockchain technology. Gold is a hedge, and I am expecting a collapse in the system, which is why you are into cryptocurrencies now, Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH),” explained Kiyosaki.

Earlier, Kiyosaki also stated in an interview that the upcoming imminent financial crisis would be “the biggest of all.”. However, he is not the only one who thinks that the fiat currency, especially the USD, and the conventional financial systems are doomed. Bill Gates and Nomi Prins, a former manager at Goldman Sachs, also believe a massive financial market crash is just around the corner. Furthermore, Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder, stated that Bitcoin (BTC) is far superior to the USD which he described as a “phony”.

The takeaway from all of this is, that if world renowned business people are looking to BTC and other cryptocurrencies as the way forward, then surely we should be doing the same, even more so with this financial “Domesday Crisis” looming.

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Bitcoin – Is Crypto the next evolutionary stage of money?

by Trish Harris the original post was published on

By now, most people have heard of Bitcoin and/or crypto, but there is much debate about if it is here to stay, and indeed, is it really a currency? Does it have true value?

Well, the same could have been said throughout the history of money.  We may not have realised, but throughout time, there has been significant stages in the evolution of our monetary system. Realising this fact will help us to understand the concept of monetary evolution, and get our ‘heads’ around Bitcoin being the next logical step. So, let’s go back to the beginning…

Evolution of Money

It is generally believed that the evolution of money has passed through the following six stages:

  1. Barter; 
  2. Commodity Money; 
  3. Metallic Money; 
  4. Paper Money; 
  5. Credit Money;
  6. Electronic Money. 


In the beginning of civilization, the needs of people were very limited and therefore they used to exchange their goods for other people’s goods or services. Nothing complicated; just a simple, effective way of fulfilling their everyday needs.

Commodity Money

Commodity Money was created to remove the difficulties of barter. In fact, money has evolved in response to the urgent needs of the various stages of economic growth. In the beginning of civilization, goats, animal-hides, axe-heads, knives, arrows, slaves etc., have been used as currency in many different parts of the world to perform the basic functions of money. It was, however, difficult to borrow and lend and it was more difficult to measure and store the value of goods and services – money had to evolve again.

Metallic Money

Money made of metal is called metallic money. In the beginning, pieces of gold and silver were used as money, but it did not solve the complicated problems of exchange. It was very difficult to measure the value of goods and services with these pieces of metal. Another problem was the transportation and storage of precious metals. This problem was solved by making standardized coins.

Paper Money

During the third stage of the evolution of money (metallic money), paper money was invented. It is believed that the start of paper money was issuance and acceptance of receipts of gold smiths who were acting as money lenders in old Iraq. These goldsmiths were rich, respectable and considered men of repute. They used to keep the valuables of the people in their safe rooms and issued receipts as a proof for the goods stored. These certificates became convenient credit instruments and were freely used for borrowing and lending and making payment. Back in the 1100s, the Knights Templar also had a similar system. The Temple Church could be argued as being the first bank in London. During the crusades, instead of carrying huge sums of coin with them across Europe, they would be given a promissory note. Look on our bank notes today and you will see almost identical wording – “I promise to pay the bearer…”. In the 19th century, commercial banks started issuing their own notes of different colours and denominations.

Credit Money

In the present day, modern economies or bank money is used for making personal and business payments. In the developed countries, transactions are taking place with the help of deposits or checking accounts with paper money. Demand deposits or money sited in current accounts are easily convertible cash, therefore they are convenient and safe.

Electronic Money

Today, with the invention of the computer and its application, the form and shape of business are changing fast. The concept of ecommerce is gaining vast popularity. The mode of payment is being transformed from cash to electronic transactions from one account to another. This form of electronic payment was referred to as electronic money. There are many problems in this type of transaction, but it is gaining popularity day by day. The evolution of money has not come to an end, it will never come to an end. As economies of the world are changing features and focus, money is inevitably changing.


It is at this point the question, “Why was Bitcoin created?” becomes relevant.

In 2008, much of the global economy was in turmoil. On Wall Street, financial behemoths like Lehman Brothers, Merrill Lynch, AIG and others were literally melting down in what became the worst financial crisis since The Great Depression of the 1930s. 

Against this backdrop, a software developer by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto published a white paper outlining something called “Cryptocurrency” as a decentralized means of exchange that guaranteed user anonymity, provided a mechanism of incorruptible record-keeping based on cryptography, and limited the amount of currency available – Bitcoin was born!

In that paper, Nakamoto made the case for an internet-based currency not subject to the fees and permissions of a third party – such as a bank or financial institution. He devised a system that allowed people to send and receive value to anyone with a Bitcoin address, much in the same way we send and receive email.

Cryptocurrencies have a finite number of coins unlike government-controlled currency such as the dollar, Pound or Euro, which can be printed at will. The amount of a cryptocurrency that will be made available over a specified period of time is defined upon the release of a new cryptocurrency and cannot be changed. For example, there will never be more than 21 million Bitcoins. This feature helps cryptocurrency hold its value, mimicking the finite supply of precious metals like gold or silver. 

In 2009, Nakamoto (believed to be a pseudonym for an individual or a group) released Bitcoin and a very small group of early adopters began exchanging and mining the currency. However, from 2009 through early 2010, Bitcoins had no value at all. In April 2010, the first public exchanges for Bitcoins came online and the value of a single Bitcoin stayed below 14 cents. In 2011, as it became popular as a way to send money quickly and anonymously, the price of a Bitcoin hit $1 for the first time. 

Hundreds of cryptocurrencies started emerging, but Bitcoin was the original cryptocurrency. Others were quick to follow using the same principles as Bitcoin. Ripple launched in 2011 and Litecoin followed in 2012. There are now hundreds of cryptocurrencies in circulation. Some cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum have since joined the marketplace and are making innovative use of the blockchain technology (more on this in my coming blogs) at the heart of cryptocurrency to offer ‘smart contracts’ that cannot be altered or broken.

Merchants began accepting Bitcoin for payment in 2012. In 2012, WordPress became the first major merchant to accept Bitcoin for payment, followed by Expedia, Microsoft, IBM and other well-known brands. This adoption by companies like those shown above helped increase the credibility of cryptocurrency over time.

Governments tend to treat cryptocurrencies like commodities, while major corporations have begun adopting the use of cryptocurrency for payment. Governments have been more reluctant to weigh in (I wonder why?! They don’t want to lose the strangle-hold that they have now). In 2013, Germany became the first country to take a legal stance on cryptocurrency when it recognized Bitcoin for legal and tax purposes. In 2017, Japan became the first country to consider Bitcoin as a legal form of payment, with several public institutions accepting the currency for payment. India has recently begun regulating Bitcoin and may be the next to legalize it.

Here to Stay

Whether you love it or hate it, cryptocurrencies are here to stay. Their applications are already being utilised all over the world, and with the continuing uncertainty of the world economy, there is definitely a future for Bitcoin and some of the other cryptos – many believe it will be the currency of the future.

We must stop thinking of money as a tangible object – get past this and then anything becomes possible.

The only question that remains is, will you be one of the people to shy away from this enigma or will you embrace this technology and look to invest early? One thing is for certain, as attested in history, the early adopters are the ones who win out. They will have the potential to reap rewards far exceeding anything that we have ever experienced before, in the history of money.

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I am not a Mentor or a Coach

I have had many people approach me over the years asking me to mentor them and coach them in business. This is one area I know I am not good in and predominantly because I have a work ethic that does not suit others. I believe success takes hours of dedication and the quicker you put in the hours the better your chances at success are.

It takes 10,000 hours to master something, but will this guarantee success? No absolutely not, but the quicker you get the 10,000 hours done the sooner you can get on with the next thing if that did not work. That is the shocking truth.

Whilst we are talking about truth, that is why I failed as a mentor and coach as most people who wanted me to coach them preferred advice (this would be hearing what they wanted to hear) rather than the actual truth.

The truth is you cannot be successfully lazy until you have earned the right to be lazy and that requires good old fashioned hard work.

In our business everyone is looking for a plan and one of my colleagues recently released his ‘Santiago Secret – The 90 Day Plan’. Everyone is hugely excited as finally they have a plan and he has packaged it nicely. I do recommend his system and it is totally free.

You can write down your goals, decide what is the most important to you and your team, create a vision board and say your daily affirmations. These things are all good but once you decide to begin, you simply need to get going and keep going for 90 days.

Not everyone is very good at marketing, so if you want success within 90 days you will need to tell 10 people about the MTI opportunity every day for 90 days. Based on an average success rate of 1 in 10, you will have 90 direct referrals in your business in 90 days.

Does this work? Yes it most certainly does, and you would have created the foundation for a business that will give you the freedom that your dreams were made of.

What was my approach when I started the MTI business?

My original goal was to show the opportunity to 1000 people, which I achieved in 120 days. Some days were more successful than others and there were challenges along the way, which could have stopped me, but giving up was not an option.

The three most important lessons I learnt are:

1. Never come across as desperate, no matter how bad your situation really is. Desperation is the one thing that will scare people away. In their minds they may think you are desperate enough to try get them into some kind of scam. Focus on what you need to achieve and not the reality of your current situation.

2. Don’t overload people with information, only give them the necessary information and try to answer only the questions they may have. When you overload people with information it often looks as if you still trying to convince yourself.

3. When people start making excuses try to find out what questions you have not answered yet. Perhaps you have said too much about one aspect and neglected another. If they still have excuses, tell them you understand and immediately take the opportunity away from them. Remember your relationship with them is more important than the opportunity you are showing them. They will probably join you when the time is right for them.

Remember that MTI does not need members, it is you that is looking to build your team and business. If you always respect people and the relationship you have with them, you will not jeopardise the good name of MTI in your pursuit of success.

Success is within your reach and MTI is something we have all been looking for, if you are prepared to put in the work you could even achieve more than the 90 Day plan suggests.

We have put together tools like our weekly Zoom meetings and online videos to help you and accelerate your success.

Will you make the decision to change your future and take up the challenge of working hard for the next 90 days? Your future self will thank you for your decision.

I have a different approach and you need to find what works for you, regardless of who your leader is. All I suggest is that you be consistent. Find your own rhythm, do what you can, work hard, and you will soon see the results.


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Belief can be your biggest enemy

What we believe is what has been handed down to us, we make these beliefs our own and we live our lives accordingly. It is a good thing to a point, but we always need to ask ourselves is that truly what we believe to be true for ourselves?

In life our success in anything can be determined by the belief we have. If our parents were successful does it make it easier for us to be successful? What of the reverse? If our parents were poor then is it easier for us to be poor? In both cases yes, if we believe that to be true.

There will always be certain beliefs that we will question and other beliefs become more difficult to challenge. For example if your parents were great athletes and you are a good athlete, then you must have inherited that ability from your parents. But what if you are a great athlete and your parents were not, was it your dedication and efforts that caused you to have faith in your ability as an athlete?

But we all know of rags to riches success stories, which means that someone was prepared to disregard the belief that had been handed down to them and take every opportunity to work hard and never give up.

This confidence that success can be yours is what is needed, together with the ability to not listen to those who like to remind you of where you came from, and what the opinion of your family or community is.

When you believe differently you are challenging the status quo (the generally accepted belief). By doing this you make others feel very uncomfortable and they will not like you, because you are showing them what is possible through dedication and hard work. They would rather be lazy and accept whatever comes their way.

Remember what people think of you is their business, not yours. Yes, too many people worry about what people think and are always looking for approval wherever they go. This herd mentality will only pull you down and force you back into your original belief system. It will not help you change and formulate a new idea of who you are and who you can become.

The real questions that you should be asking yourself are:

What is my current belief system, who gave me these beliefs that I currently live by?

What could I be doing differently right now?

What are the possibilities for success in my life, and do I need to change what I believe to be my truth?

Who influences me positively and who influences me negatively? Decide who you will listen to and who you will avoid, even if they are family.

What do you believe your success will look like?

Once you have answered these questions, you will need to work on changing the beliefs that were handed down to you, and start believing in what is possible for your life. Trust yourself, and move forward.

My wish for you is that you will find the strength to challenge existing beliefs, and the courage to discover what is true for your life, so that you may ultimately find the success that was destined to be yours.


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