Bitcoin 2019 and Beyond

Screenshot 2019-11-21 at 17.52.28I am a Bitcoin enthusiast and many people ask me what the Bitcoin price will be doing in the next 2 months, the next 6 months and the next 12 months. The exact answer is no one knows, but I will share my perspective with you, which is not financial advice in any way.

Why has the price not gone up to new highs this year? That is a relatively simple answer, because the guys with a lot of money wanted to teach you the greatest lesson you can learn in investing, and that is patience. If you believed the hype (and to a certain extent most of us would have liked to believe it) then you too could have imagined the Bitcoin price rising to $16000 or even $25000, to a new all time high. Of course that would not have been a lesson in patience. Everyone would be scrambling to see where they can buy Bitcoin making sure they don’t lose out. No, instead those who bought at $14000 have given up and the vast majority of them have sold at a loss.

Patience and being able to hold onto what you have is the skill needed when it comes to investing. Overall from the beginning of 2019 and the lows of February till now, even with the current price drop, the gain is still over 120% for the year. Bitcoin out-performs all the other assets so don’t believe all the negatively that the press constantly puts out.

What will price price do in the next 2 months? Again no one is sure but we may see a price movement down to the lower $6000’s before we see a rise to levels sub $10000 in the early new year.

In the next 6 months – due to the halvening of the Bitcoin mining block reward we could see prices around the $10000 to $14000 levels, but in my opinion there will not be any significant moves in the next 6 months.

It is more likely that some movement may happen in the next 12-24 Months and prices may then reach new all time highs.

Do I worry if the Bitcoin price never goes above $10000 again? Fortunately I have invested my Bitcoin with Mirror Trading International and the objective of the company is to grow my Bitcoin. This is done by using Bitcoin as the base currency, therefore all profits are accrued to my trading account in Bitcoin. When the price of Bitcoin rises so does the value of my asset, which is growing daily.

Currently the results from the trading with Mirror Trading International average around 0,5% per day and with compounding of my interest it could result in a doubling of my asset base (the amount of Bitcoin I have) in 6 to 7 months. Remember historical results are not an indication of future results.

If you would like to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.

 

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90 Days of Hard Work can make you Successful

Screenshot 2019-11-17 at 19.58.51Firstly my intention is to help people, but if you are someone who would like to be successfully lazy, I don’t want to waste your time! Please go and watch some YouTube videos or watch TV, this article is not for you.

“A dream doesn’t become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination and hard work.” – Colin Powell

The average person who is not scared of hard work may be lacking the focus or perhaps has not found something to work hard at yet. If you have an idea, get started. If you don’t have an idea, copy someone else’s idea – you  may just find you outwork someone else in achieving their own idea. If you don’t have an idea, find an opportunity with a system you can follow.

Will it work? Most people never start because they fear they will fail. In reality if they just started, if they just did something, they would have discovered if it could work for them. Most of the time you will invariably discover what does not work for you and this enables you to focus on the things that will work.

In my life as an example I struggled for many years in traditional sales and marketing, but when digital and social media came along I excelled. This could have been because of the failures that I had experienced in sales and marketing, and the understanding I gained from these.

When it comes to work, the short answer is, “yes it will work, if you do!”

Will my idea fail? Often an idea does not fail, the person attempting the idea fails to keep trying. Success comes when you are prepared to work and never give up. The real question is “what if I fail before my idea fails?”

How soon will I achieve success? Firstly you will need to commit to working UNTIL you have achieved success.

The title of this article suggests that you can be successful in 90 days, so let me unpack that thought for you.

Should I only work for 90 Days? Yes, working 18 Hours a Day for 90 Days = 1620 Hours, being that focused will certainly get you onto the road to success much quicker and in some cases it is sufficient to set yourself up for real success in the future.

You may say I want success, but 18 Hours a Day is Unreasonable – Really? Then I am going to be honest and say your desire to be successful is not deep enough. Would you rather like to work 3 hours a day and achieve 1620 in 540 Days (2 Years). I know 540 days is not 2 years but if you going to find one excuse then you will find more excuses and you will probably end up achieving 1620 hours in 4 years.  If you are unsure about why hours are important, read the following articles The 10,000 Hour Principle and The secret of Excellence = Consistency

Consistency is part and parcel of success, work as many hours as you can at the start and you may be able to rest a little later on, otherwise you may just find yourself working every day and never reaping much of the rewards.

My approach to business has always been to work hard, extremely hard, at the start so that I have the potential for reaping the rewards later.

When I joined Mirror Trading International the business was just starting and there was plenty of work to be done. We are already starting to reap the rewards from the hard work we put in at the very beginning.

For the benefit of people who are in the Mirror Trading Business I want to share a few ideas of what you should be doing in 90 days to set yourself up for potential success, and I am also sure many of these principles can be applied to whatever business you are involved with.

What to do in the 90 Days so that you have a better chance at success:

  1. Don’t waste time reading newspapers and watching the news or any form of television. These mediums are made to keep the unsuccessful masses busy.
  2. Educate yourself about the opportunity and watch as many videos about the business as possible, and then watch them over and over again. When you are able to give a better explanation than what is shared in the video, you could consider you have watched them enough.
  3. Do spend time sharing your opportunity with everyone you know. Do this quickly until you have exhausted your initial contacts, then go about adding new people to your list.
  4. Follow up with people who you have already contacted and answer their questions.
  5. Involve yourself with Social Media and get good at it, remember variety is the spice of life, so make sure you are posting a plenty of information and interesting articles.
  6. Be interested in people and what they are doing, try your best to be interested  in them instead of solely focussing on you being interesting.
  7. Be patient and polite, remember you will be tired from all the hours you will be working and you will need to develop extra emotional intelligence.
  8. Don’t forget to reward yourself, you are working hard and you need to be paid – draw some money and reward yourself. Even a simple cake and a coffee could be enough just to remind yourself of the success you have achieved.
  9. Help as many other people achieve success as possible, team work makes the dream work and the rising tide lifts all the ships.
  10. Set goals and measure your success. Keep records of your daily growth. I have found that when I have a down day, I can look at my records, be grateful for what I have already achieved and then set new goals for the future.

Leadership

Remember that people will be watching you and they will gain their confidence from your achievements. Humble yourself when sharing your success with others and have empathy. Remember to try to align your success to their story as much as possible so that it will inspire them to go out and achieve some success for themselves.

Set an example others can follow, sometimes that example is extreme like the 18 hours a day. They may not understand all the principles now, but they will certainly have something they can try to emulate, that is what leadership is about.

Whatever you decide to do, be happy with what you are doing and it will never really feel like hard work.

I wish you the best in your endeavours in achieving success.

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Asset Trading is the heart of Mirror Trading International

Screenshot 2019-11-15 at 12.34.40Many of us have a dream to simplify and change our lives. The unfortunate reality is that we hardly ever find a solution, as life demands that we do what we have always done in order to achieve what we have always achieved. We have the small hope of possibly achieving a little more, so that at some time in our lives we can actually stop, spend time with our loved ones and appreciate the beauty of our surroundings.

Can this really be a reality and more importantly can this be our lives before we are too old to appreciate everything?

I have been involved in many companies over the years, but one company stands out above the rest and that is Mirror Trading International.

Albert Einstein said that ‘Any fool can complicate things but it takes a genius to simplify them’ and Leonardo da Vinci described ‘Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication’.

The simplicity is in the thinking and design of the asset trading system. The philosophy of Mirror Trading International is simple and they are ‘The Investors Game Changer’. Let us look a little deeper.

What is the Asset? Investopedia.com defines an asset as follows: An asset is a resource with economic value that an individual, corporation or country owns or controls with the expectation that it will provide a future benefit.

Bitcoin is the asset that is capable of giving you a greater future benefit than any other asset. With year on year returns that are often greater than 100% and because of the scarcity of Bitcoin, many analysts believe that the price of Bitcoin will reach a value of over $100,000 in the next few years.

What if the price of Bitcoin never rises as predicted? No one is certain if the price of Bitcoin will go up or exactly when it will achieve new highs above $10000, or even the surpass the all time high of around $20000.

With this in mind, many investors need a more certain return than the simple speculation approach, where you wait for the price of Bitcoin to rise with time.

Mirror Trading International trades on the Forex markets using bitcoin as its currency and uses advanced intelligence software, so positive results add more Bitcoin to your portfolio. This enables the investor to not only have Bitcoin, but also to grow the amount of Bitcoin he has, which positions him to then take advantage of the potential long term rise in the price of Bitcoin.

What are the historical results from Mirror Trading International? The trading system is designed to typically get a monthly result of between 5-10%. The current average historical monthly result is just above 12% and historical results are no guarantee for future results.

Growing my existing Bitcoin is what I am doing as a investor with Mirror Trading International. This is not investment advice and I suggest you understand Bitcoin, and get some advice from someone who understands Bitcoin and the trading system, before starting.

If this is something that interests you, you are welcome to contact me.

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Do not sell your Bitcoin

maxresdefaultIf you have Bitcoin do not sell it, there are 21 Million reasons why!

If you don’t have Bitcoin yet perhaps you need to read my article Why you need to own 0,02 Bitcoin

Do research before doing anything, but don’t be the person who says ‘I wanted to’ or ‘I meant to’ – you can honestly not afford to say that.

Image courtesy of TechCashHouse – Best Bitcoin, Stock News and original video can be viewed at DO NOT SELL BITCOIN NOW, It Could BE YOUR WORST DECISION EVER – $50K BTC And MORE COMING In NO TIME!
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Soft Skills Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Barack Obama Say is Crucial for Leadership

800px-Jeff_Bezos_at_Amazon_Spheres_Grand_Opening_in_Seattle_-_2018_39074799225By: Justine Rex Llanes       Original Post: https://developsoftskills.com/soft-skills-jeff-bezos-bill-gates-and-barack-obama-say-is-crucial-for-leadership/

Leadership is a fundamental “soft skill” to succeed in any organization. However, leadership is made up of different skill sets and facets.

Great leaders in their different organizations have their own interpretation of how leadership should be expressed. Nevertheless, all their insights make them great leaders in their field.

All these instruments are crucial and should be fundamentals to what a good leader should be.

Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Barack Obama are undoubtedly great leaders of the modern era. Their success in business and politics are products of their leadership.

Looking at their leadership styles and recommendations are invaluable gems in whatever field you want to excel be it in business, your professional career and even at home, these skills are crucial.

Let’s take a look at what insights and recommendations they have on leadership.

Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos has been a household name for a long time. His success (and failures) as captain of Amazon have been almost legendary and copied by other great institutions.

Amazon famously has its 14 Leadership Principles as part and cornerstone of the company. Interestingly, its fourth principle, “Be Right, A Lot”, is one of the most important according to Bezos.

Amazon’s fourth principle says that leaders should be right a lot. They should have strong judgment and good instincts. They should also seek diverse perspectives and work to disconfirm their beliefs.

Sounds easier said than done right? Well, it does. But according to Bezos, it is more than possible. Bezos said, “You’re not going to be right all the time, but I think with practice, you can be right more often.”

How does one do that? Again, let’s take it from the man himself, “People who are right a lot, they listen a lot, and people who are right a lot, change their mind a lot,”. 

It may be hard for most people as most people seek out information to support their already biased minds and beliefs. However, according to Bezos, “People who are right seek to dis-confirm their most profoundly held convictions, which is very unnatural for humans,” he said. “Humans mostly, as we go about life, we’re very selective in the evidence we let seep into us, and we like to observe the evidence that confirms our pre-existing beliefs.”.

So how does this work in the real world? Leaders with multiple viewpoints and clear understanding of the bigger picture, rather than having a narrow mindset increase the chance of them making the right and informed decision.

Let’s take a look at what this great leader has to say again. “Life is complicated, the world is complicated,” Bezos said. “Sometimes you get new data, and you change your mind. Sometimes you don’t get new data, and you just reanalyze the situation, and you realize it’s more complicated than you initially thought it was, and you change your mind.”

Need I say more? Let’s move on.

Bill Gates

Another household name. His accomplishments and philanthropy often overshadow how great of a leader he is. But what makes him a great leader, you asked? Well, according to Gates, there is one simple habit that separates successful leaders from everyone else. I’ll let the co-founder of Microsoft say it all:

“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.”

This quote by Bill Gates is counterintuitive on what most of us understand about traditional leadership. It is not about being a “Big Boss” who merely gives orders and uses their authority to drive fear and produce results.

People tend to look up to leaders who inspire them, not feared by them. Leaders who include everyone and letting them know that they matter. Leaders gather light so that they can scatter it.

Barack Obama

He is considered to be one of the best orators of recent history. Barack Obama has mobilized the people of all races and creeds. His leadership pulled the American people from crisis after crisis.

According to him, one of the greatest and most underrated leadership skills is being an effective communicator.

Now let’s say you have as a leader, created the best mission and vision statement to your organization, it is specific, timely and actionable. However, you lack the leadership skills of being able to get your message across to your people. It sounds like an impending disaster regardless of the mission/vision statement.

Barack Obama’s skill as an effective communicator can be summarized into 3 key takeaways.

  1. Connect. Effective communication means that your audience can be able to relate to what is being communicated. Be personal, relatable and hit close to home. Your audience should be able to know what’s in it for them or why they are affected so that they would take action.
  2. Openness. Obama has been known to reach across the aisle, between the Republicans and the Democrats. The reason for this is his openness to listen and to sincerely hear what both sides have to say. Being open to all sorts of viewpoints and opinions makes a leader more informed and better at making big decisions.
  3. Inspire. It is the idea of filling someone with the urge or ability to do or feel something, especially to do something creative. Obama does this by having and showing conviction not only in his speeches but also in his actions. During times of crisis, he maintains his composure, showing the people his courage under fire. All leaders should aspire to be the same.

Bringing It All Together

Now, there are a million skills, interpretations, and styles of what a great leader should be. But if I were to get lessons on great leadership, I would look up to those who inspire and have done something greater than themselves.

Jeff Bezos’s open-mindedness makes him a great leader by having many viewpoints and can see the bigger picture with clarity. This makes his decision making more chances of being right.

Empowering and inspiring others is what makes him and his institution great. With his leadership, he is able to bring people closer to his organization’s goals.

Recommended Resources

Below are additional resources and online courses to further improve your leadership skills based on the insights of the great leaders above.

Openness – Acumen Presents: Al Pittampalli on Open-Mindedness – Gain the power of persuadable leadership and learn to open your mind to new ideas

Empowerment – Empower others to create enlightened relationships by conducting group life coaching through relationship workshops

Effective Communication – Mastering Effective Communication

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Why you need to own 0,02 Bitcoin

Screenshot 2019-10-21 at 15.54.55Contrary to popular belief you can buy small amounts of Bitcoin which are called Bits or Satoshis. A satoshi is the smallest unit of a bitcoin, equivalent to 100 millionth of a bitcoinBitcoins can be split into smaller units to ease and facilitate smaller transactions. The satoshi was named after the founder, or founders, of bitcoin, known as Satoshi Nakamoto.

Bitcoin itself is 10 years old, and that is almost half the lifespan of the average currency which lasts approximately 27 years, according to a recent article The rise and fall of fiat currencies. The article references a study of 775 fiat currencies by DollarDaze.org, there is no historical precedence for a fiat currency that has succeeded in holding its value. Twenty percent failed through hyperinflation, 21% were destroyed by war, 12% destroyed by independence, 24% were monetarily reformed, and 23% are still in circulation approaching one of the other outcomes.

The average life expectancy for a fiat currency is 27 years, with the shortest life span being one month. Founded in 1694, the British pound Sterling is the oldest fiat currency in existence. At a ripe old age of 317 years it must be considered a highly successful fiat currency. However, success is relative. The British pound was defined as 12 ounces of silver, so it’s worth less than 1/200 or 0.5% of its original value. In other words, the most successful long standing currency in existence has lost 99.5% of its value.

Looking at the main title you are probably asking why you need to own 0,02 and how much is that worth? – Currently the price of Bitcoin is just shy of $8000, so the price would be about $160 or R 2500 (South African ZAR), which may or may not be a lot of money. Of course if you have the resources you may even want to get some more, or if you are like me ‘as much as you can’. I am not an investment advisor and this should not be taken as investment advice, but if you are thinking of going to an investment advisor who knows nothing about cryptocurrency or Bitcoin, well that is like asking a horse breeder to to tell you about horsepower in a car. So be wise in whatever you do.

Let’s look at what your 0.02 BTC could be worth using the Stock-to-Flow chart on https://digitalik.net/btc/sf_model/# a page inspired by Medium article Modeling Bitcoin’s Value with Scarcity written by Twitter user PlanB.

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For my South African & Nigerian readers I have done a chart in ZAR and Naira which can be found at the bottom of this article.

As previously mentioned I am not an investment advisor, but putting some of your hard earned money into Bitcoin may just be more than worthwhile in a couple of years time.

Is it risky you may ask? Firstly without risk, there can be no reward. The biggest risk in my opinion is not to have considered the possibility today. Spending $164 in May 2025 will only get you 0,000123951 Bitcoin.

The other factor you may have to deal with is when your children and grandchildren ask you about the time you could have bought $26000 worth of Bitcoin for $164. What will your excuse be then?

There will only ever be 21 Million Bitcoin, and currently there are 18 Million, however due to carelessness many people have misplaced or lost their Bitcoin wallet passwords and keys. This has made Bitcoin even more scarce with an estimated 3-4 Million that have been lost through carelessness. So please be careful and keep your Bitcoin safe.

This could be the biggest generational wealth creating opportunity in history and you have an opportunity that may never happen again. My advice would be to get some Bitcoin even if that is just 1% of your investment portfolio. In my opinion it is worth the risk.

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Make your Bitcoin grow and work for you with Mirror Trading International

No trading required!

Screenshot 2019-10-17 at 15.15.39This is a fast-growing opportunity to help grow your Bitcoin and make them work for you, instead of leaving it in your wallet where it will do nothing.

When you register with Mirror Trading International, you can join with a minimum of $100, which will go into a pool. From there it is traded on your behalf, so no trading knowledge is necessary at all. Each day from Monday to Friday, trades are opened and closed and you will receive a statement the following day, detailing the trades and the profit made. At this point the trading is realizing a profit of about *10% a month, but this is a conservative quote and in reality the profits may be higher. We like to understate rather than promise the moon!

This is all you need to do should you wish to just invest and sit back while your Bitcoin quietly grows at a slow but steady pace. Get started now

Should you wish to refer anyone to MTI, you will receive a 10% affiliate bonus.

Now if you would like to build a team, this is where you stand to make some excellent money. Based on the  traditional binary system, you will need to refer at least two people, one on the left and one on the right. From there you can find out from your up-line which leg you should concentrate on building. To qualify for the  weekly binary bonuses you will need to have a minimum of $200 in your own position, and have the two referrals. As soon as these criteria are in place, you will start earning the binaries.

Binary bonuses are paid on the volume invested in your smaller leg. It doesn’t rely on the number of people, but rather how much each individual has invested in the pool. For example, the left leg may have two people who invested $1000 each, but the right leg has 7 people who invested $100 each, therefore the right leg in this case is the smaller leg and you will be paid accordingly.

Now imagine as your team grows, and the amount of Bitcoin in each leg increases…so too will your weekly Binary Bonus increase. This bonus is about *0.7% per week, which may not sound like a big amount, but for every $1000 invested in the smaller leg, you will earn about *$7. This is per week. An additional *$28 per month in this scenario and it only grows from there!

Please remember that Mirror Trading International is a real company, and like any business, if there are no profits there can be no bonuses for that week. The trading profits are divided among the members, admin, traders and the binary bonuses.

This is a real opportunity and it is already starting to change lives. I personally have been able to pay all my monthly expenses on time, and every day we hear how people are able to pay school fees, make purchases they have only dreamed of before, book holidays etc. Withdrawal requests are processed within 48 hours, so long as it is not over a weekend.

You too can start to benefit from this marvelous opportunity. Remember, your trading pool balance will fluctuate with the changing Bitcoin price, but your Bitcoin WILL be growing, and when the price of Bitcoin rises, you will be perfectly placed to take full advantage.

Videos on all aspects of the business are available on how to register, fund your account, team structuring, withdrawals and more, and we will be happy to help guide you and set you on the road to financial freedom.  Join the team

*Past results are not an indication of future results.

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Public Speaking, No Longer a “Soft Skill”, Here Are 7 Ways to Improve Them

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by Justine Rex Llanes

It was Plato who said that “Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men”. The ancient philosophical masters recognized it, even back then before mass media, before the internet, how important spoken words are.

The thing is, you should not just say whatever pops into your mind. There is a subtlety required in speaking with other people, and more so when speaking publicly. This is also the reason why Plato said it can rule the minds of men. It can persuade. It can convince. It can inspire.

And it is for these reasons why we don’t think that it is just merely a “soft skill”. It is a requirement if you want to do well in whatever career path you’ve chosen.

In fact, here are three key benefits you’ll get once you’ve mastered it:

  • You will be able to sell anything. That million-dollar pitch. Your company’s worst-performing product. Yourself, to gain employment and finally land that dream promotion! The list goes on…
  • You will be able to change other people’s minds. The competitor is about to sign a big contract from the client you’re also targeting for? It’s not too late. You can still change the tides!
  • You will be able to inspire and motivate. Finally, whenever you observe your team falling a little bit behind, or getting too stressed, overwhelmed, and demotivated…imagine having the power to boost their morale after just a short pep talk?

Pretty powerful, right? It’s a shame that some people call this skill “soft”.

In this article, we are going to share with you the secrets to unlocking public speaking. We are going to share with you three proven powerful public speakers and tips on how to improve your skills, lifted from their own experiences! Ready? Clear your throat and let’s get started.

Public Mover #1: Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world with a net worth of almost $83 billion. He is also known as one of the smartest investors of all time, even earning him the nickname the “Oracle of Omaha”.

Now, do you know what Buffett considers the secret to his success? Yes, you’ve guessed it. It’s public speaking. In fact, he claims that mastering the art of public speaking can raise a person’s value by 50%!

Here are three lessons that we can learn from Buffett’s experience:

1. Take a lesson. Buffett proudly displays his certificate on a Dale Carnegie public speaking course he took back in 1952. The actual course can be taken in person. All you need to do is sign up on their website. However, for those who are looking for an online version, then we recommend taking “The Complete Presentation and Public Speaking/Speech Course” at Udemy.

2. Raise your awareness. If there’s one public speaking technique that Buffett loves using, it’s using analogies. The problem is, how can you use them if you don’t know any? Take cues from history, popular fiction, even current events, and social influencers. One of Buffett’s recent analogies (and a powerful one, at that) is about LeBron James, saying “If you have LeBron James on your team, don’t take him out of the game just to make room for someone else. … It’s crazy to put money into your 20th choice rather than your first choice.”

3. Don’t let nerves hold you down. It is absolutely normal to feel butterflies in your stomach, so don’t let it hold you down. In fact, Buffett even had a little bit too much in the past when he dropped out of the Dale Carnegie course after signing up for it for the first time. Fortunately, he was able to win through his fear and was able to complete the course upon the second time of signing since it changed his life forever.

Anyway, let’s now move on to the second public mover. *Drum roll*

Public Mover #2: Jordan Belfort

From the Oracle of Omaha, let us now move on to the Wolf of Wall Street. Have you seen his biographical film starring Leonardo di Caprio? It is a must-watch for any budding public mover and investor.

We understand that a lot of people have a love and hate relationship with him, especially since he spent 22 months incarcerated for his misdeeds, BUT that doesn’t alter the fact that he is one of the most efficient public speakers who ever lived! As for the lessons we can learn from him, we got two for you:

4. Focus on the “why”.  According to Jordan Belfort, “If you give people a good enough ‘why’, they will always figure out the ‘how’.” People usually take this as valuable advice on how to start a business. The road is going to be rough and you need a solid “why” that can serve as a mantra during those when all you want to do is give up.

However, we can also use that in public speaking. Trying to convince someone to buy something? Then focus on the “why”, and if they don’t have one, then it’s your responsibility as a public mover to figure out the answer and give it to them.

5.The words “must” and “will” are very powerful. You can use them to motivate yourself to push through, or better yet, you can use them to move other people.

Public Mover #3: Chris Anderson

Finally, an article on how powerful public speaking is will never be complete without talking about TED and one of its founders, Chris Anderson. Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, then chances are, you have probably heard of TED talks. TED is a media organization who publishes moving talks online from the best public movers—Jeff Bezos (founder of Amazon) and Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) included—for FREE.

They have a vast library on their website and on YouTube.  But check those out later, though, and learn the last two tips we have for you from Chris Anderson:

6. Speaking to others has one important goal and that is to convey an idea. Focus on that. Ideas are abstract, so how are you going to convey them with words? Should you use difficult concepts or use simple words instead? Will you be able to express it more clearly with visual props or none at all? There are a lot of different elements that go into the writing of public talks, but ultimately what’s important is to be able to get the message across in the easiest and most understandable way.

7. Connect with your audience. Finally, you should learn how to connect with your audience. How do you do that? Apparently, according to Anderson himself, this comes out naturally when you’ve effectively conveyed the idea that we were talking about a while ago.Fortunately for us, Chris Anderson offers an online course over at Udemy for those who want to learn more about public speaking directly from him! We highly recommend that you check that out pronto.

The Bottom Line

Public speaking is a life skill that everyone, not just entrepreneurs or investors (and most of all, rich people), should invest in. It has the power to change your life and the lives of the people you interact with every single day. So get that pen and paper out, make an outline, turn it into a speech, and practice in front of the mirror today. Who knows? You might just be the next TED speaker we’ll all be listening to a year from now!

To help you get started in improving your public speaking, we also have a gift for you. The Ultimate Public Speaking and Presentation Cheat Sheet. Download it here now.

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9 Reasons why Mirror Trading International is not a Scam

A5Mirror Trading International is fast becoming a popular way to grow your Bitcoin. This is achieved through the trading activities using Bitcoin as the base currency. To date over 170 Bitcoin have been placed in the trading pool, and the membership of Mirror Trading International is close to 3500 members at the time of writing this article.

I will refer to Mirror Trading International as ‘MTI’ for the rest of this article.

What makes MTI Legitimate? Firstly it is important to note that Bitcoin is used as the trading currency. Bitcoin is decentralised and cannot be controlled by any government or central authority, and members in Mirror Trading are part of this unregulated environment. Therefore members need to use their own discretion, and weigh up the facts and what MTI offers, before making a decision to participate.

In my opinion these are the reasons why Mirror Trading International is not a scam.

  1. Predictability – In business nothing is predictable, you have no guarantees that you are going to make a profit or not. MTI  therefore makes no promises. Whenever a company promises you a certain percentage daily or monthly, there has to be suspicion of it being a scam.
  2. The test of time – MTI started in April 2019 and continues to grow stronger, most scams can’t last 4 months before showing signs of failing.
  3. No Recruitment Emphasis – MTI has a Affiliate program that only pays a 10% direct bonus. If your focus was on recruitment then the referral bonuses would normally be up to the fifth level, as this rewards the big recruiters. Again in MTI the focus is not on recruitment, it’s up to you whether you want to build a team or not.
  4. No Packages – With MTI there are no packages, you are free to add and withdraw whenever you like. To me the first sign of a scam is when a company has packages that have a maximum earning percentage and that will expire at some time. When this is done it is a sure sign that the company is wanting to get as much as possible from people, and that things are predictable for the company and their greed.
  5. Minimum – The suggested minimum is $100, however due to the fluctuation in the Bitcoin price your account will always trade regardless of the balance you have. MTI has no strange rules to advantage themselves and disadvantage you. Other companies would simply enforce the rule and keep the money for themselves.
  6. No Fees – MTI does not have any subscriptions, membership fees or even withdrawal fees. MTI is a sustainable company with resources of their own, they make a percentage of the daily trades and they have no need to charge bogus fees like other greedy companies.
  7. Trading is the Focus – Trading and growing your Bitcoin is at the heart of MTI, they use advanced trading software which provides consistent daily results which amount to around 10-12% monthly. This is certainly not enough to attract the average person looking for a quick buck.
  8. Open and Honest Profit Split – Each day the trading results are openly communicated and the profit is split as follows: 40% to the Members, 30% to the Trading System, 20% to the weekly binary bonuses and 10% to MTI to cover administration and affiliate bonuses.
  9. 100% Sustainable Profit Sharing – The bonuses I have mentioned are only possible if there is a positive trading result, MTI is a real business and cannot guarantee profits. If they were a scam they would have offered something more definite to attract more members.

Due to the licence agreement with the software providers MTI is unable to show the live trading. This is to prevent people from copying the trades on the Trader Platforms, thus protecting the intellectual property of the developers and ensuring sustainability of the trades for MTI Members.

Those are my 9 reasons why I know that Mirror Trading International is not a scam.

I welcome your questions and comments. Please feel free to contact me on richsimmondsza@gmail.com

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Getting any attention lately?

Screenshot 2019-10-02 at 20.47.21If you ever want to be relevant you need the attention of people. However if you don’t want to change, you will become irrelevant.

Doing the same thing over and over again, then expecting different results is what Einstein defines as absolute insanity.

If we have any desire for success we are going to need to get the attention of others and retain some of that attention. However if we are not making a conscious effort to change what we do, then there is a danger that we will become bored. It sounds extreme but if you are bored with what you are doing, you are invariably in a rut and whatever you doing will have extremely low energy. It is almost guaranteed that you will not be getting the attention you are looking for.

This is a complete waste of time and energy, rather do different things and do things that you will get excited about. If you are excited about the things you are doing, then it is almost guaranteed to get the attention you are looking for.

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