Focus on the good things in life

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Two friends were walking through the desert. At one stage in their journey, they had an argument and one friend slapped the other one in the face.

The one who got slapped was hurt, but without saying anything he wrote in the sand, ‘Today my best friend slapped me in the face.’

They kept on walking until they found an oasis, where they decided to have a wash. The one who had been slapped got stuck in a mire and started drowning, but his friend saved him. After he had recovered from his shock, he wrote on a stone, ‘Today my best friend saved my life.’

The friend who slapped and saved his best friend asked him, ‘After I hurt you, you wrote in the sand and now, you write in stone, why?’

The other friend replied, ‘When someone hurts us we should write it down in the sand where winds of forgiveness can erase it away. But, when someone does something good for us, we must engrave it in stone where no wind can ever erase it.’

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Your wife thinks you’re an A-Hole too!

Screenshot 2019-02-17 at 20.00.34I have worked with many people in my life and believe me, for every A-hole that I have met and gotten to know a bit better, I can assure you their wives or partners share my opinion. I am sure these women or partners just stick around for the sake of the children or the money.

By way, if you are an A-hole and I am standing on your foot, please move your foot. (I sincerely hope you are not).

Why am I writing this, at this point in time? Well, I have just been reminded that there are still A-holes in this world and one has just crowned himself A-Hole of the week by shooting two baby elephants in what he calls self-defence. I am not going to name him in this post as we all know that next week some self-absorbed A-hole will kill a giraffe, a bear, some other poor animal or maybe even his partner because he thinks he is mighty and powerful. In fact, he is just insecure and needs to prove that he doesn’t have enough testosterone to be an actual man, so he kills an innocent animal.

I feel very strongly about people who have such poor self-esteem that they need to express how great they are by killing animals or hurting other humans who are much weaker than they are.

Food for thought and thanks for taking the time to read my rant.

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Never give up on your dreams

Once, there was an older man, who was broke, living in a tiny house and owned a beat up car. He was living off of $99 social security checks. At 65 years of age, he decides things had to change. So he thought about what he had to offer. His friends raved about his chicken recipe. He decided that this was his best shot at making a change.

He left Kentucky and travelled to different states to try to sell his recipe. He told restaurant owners that he had a mouthwatering chicken recipe. He offered the recipe to them for free, just asking for a small percentage on the items sold. Sounds like a good deal, right?

15053253185_e2b5c90116_hUnfortunately, not to most of the restaurants. He heard NO over 1000 times. Even after all of those rejections, he didn’t give up. He believed his chicken recipe was something special. He got rejected 1009 times before he heard his first yes.

With that one success, Colonel Hartland Sanders changed the way Americans eat chicken. Kentucky Fried Chicken, popularly known as KFC, was born.

Remember, never give up and always believe in yourself in spite of rejection.

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Compound Interest – 8th Wonder of the World

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Albert Einstein once stated that: “Compound interest is the eighth wonder of the world. He who understands it earns it… he who doesn’t… pays it.”

How can you get compound interest to work in your favour? Firstly you need to check whether your investment has automatic compound interest built in, and will the interest be compounding daily, monthly or yearly? If no automated compound interest is in your contract, you can simply draw out your profit and re-invest which will give you the same effect as compounding, except that you will have to keep monitoring your investment to make sure you take advantage of the opportunity as it arises.

How long will it take you to double your investment with compound interest? That really depends on the interest rate you are earning. Let’s assume you earn 7% per annum and your investment is set to compound monthly, it would take you 10 years to double your investment.

An investment that gives you 14% per annum would mean that you double your investment in 5 years.

However, there are not that many investments that do not offer you over 10% per annum, unless you are willing to invest tens of thousands of dollars.

There is always an exception and I have found the Exclusive Investors Club, where you can invest as little as $500 and they offer a 6-month legal investment contract with the company (that is a 40-year-old privately owned real estate development and investment company, started in 1977). At the end of 6 months, you have earned 50% profit, plus you get your investment capital back. All this is possible because instead of treating you as an individual investor they allow you to leverage on the collective power of the club, meaning that the interest you receive will be exactly the same as a member who invested the maximum of $250,000.

So let’s look at an example of investing $1000 and re-investing each time you have earned an additional $500 to get the compounding effect on your investment. After 6 months your investment is worth $1500 and at the end of 12 months, you have an investment value of $2000. You have doubled your investment in a year, but by the end of 24 months your investment is worth $5000 and then by the end of 36 months you have an investment of $13500.

In summary, your initial $1000 has grown by 1350% in 3 years, so imagine what would happen if you added $500 additional as you could afford it.

The Club provides you with real options to change your financial future. If you would like to know more please contact me via email at richsimmondsza@gmail.com or WhatsApp me on +27824131604. You can also Skype me on richsimmondsza

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Your good deeds could change the world

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Every Sunday morning I take a light jog around a park near my home.  There’s a lake located in one corner of the park. Each time I jog by this lake, I see the same elderly woman sitting at the water’s edge with a small metal cage sitting beside her.

This past Sunday my curiosity got the best of me, so I stopped jogging and walked over to her. As I got closer, I realized that the metal cage was, in fact, a small trap. There were three turtles, unharmed, slowly walking around the base of the trap. She had a fourth turtle in her lap that she was carefully scrubbing with a sponge brush.

‘Hello,’ I said. ‘I see you here every Sunday morning.  If you don’t mind my nosiness, I’d love to know what you’re doing with these turtles.’

She smiled. ‘I’m cleaning off their shells,” she replied. “Anything on a turtle’s shell, like algae or scum, reduces the turtle’s ability to absorb heat and impedes its ability to swim. It can also corrode and weaken the shell over time.’

‘Wow! That’s really nice of you!’ I exclaimed.

She went on: ‘I spend a couple of hours each Sunday morning, relaxing by this lake and helping these little guys out. It’s my own strange way of making a difference.’

‘But don’t most freshwater turtles live their whole lives with algae and scum hanging from their shells?’ I asked.

‘Yep, sadly, they do,’ she replied.

I scratched my head. ‘Well then, don’t you think your time could be better spent? I mean, I think your efforts are kind and all, but there are freshwater turtles living in lakes all around the world. And 99% of these turtles don’t have kind people like you to help them clean off their shells.  So, no offence… but how exactly are your localized efforts here truly making a difference?’

The woman giggled aloud. She then looked down at the turtle in her lap, scrubbed off the last piece of algae from its shell, and said, ‘Sweetie, if this little guy could talk, he’d tell you I just made all the difference in the world.’

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You get what you give

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Once, there was a farmer who regularly sold butter to a baker. One day, the baker decided to weigh the butter to see if he was getting the exact amount that he asked for. He found out that he wasn’t, so he took the farmer to court.

The judge asked the farmer if he uses any measure to weigh the butter. The farmer replied, ‘Your Honor, I’m primitive. I don’t have a proper measure, but I do have a scale.’

The judge replied, “Then how do you weigh the butter?”

The farmer replied; “Your Honor, long before the baker started buying butter from me, I have been buying a pound loaf of bread from him. Every day, when the baker brings the bread, I put it on the scale and give him the same weight in butter. If anyone is to be blamed, it’s the baker.’

Moral of the story: In life, you get what you give. Don’t try to cheat others.

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Think outside of the box

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Author: Unknown

In a small Italian town, hundreds of years ago, a small business owner owed a large sum of money to a loan-shark. The loan-shark was a very old, unattractive looking guy that just so happened to fancy the business owner’s daughter.

He decided to offer the businessman a deal that would completely wipe out the debt he owed him. However, the catch was that we would only wipe out the debt if he could marry the businessman’s daughter. Needless to say, this proposal was met with a look of disgust.

The loan-shark said that he would place two pebbles into a bag, one white and one black.

The daughter would then have to reach into the bag and pick out a pebble. If it was black, the debt would be wiped, but the loan-shark would then marry her. If it was white, the debt would also be wiped, but the daughter wouldn’t have to marry the loan-shark.

Standing on a pebble-strewn path in the businessman’s garden, the loan-shark bent over and picked up two pebbles. Whilst he was picking them up, the daughter noticed that he’d picked up two black pebbles and placed them both into the bag.

He then asked the daughter to reach into the bag and pick one.

The daughter naturally had three choices as to what she could have done:

  1. Refuse to pick a pebble from the bag.
  2. Take both pebbles out of the bag and expose the loan-shark for cheating.
  3. Pick a pebble from the bag fully well knowing it was black and sacrifice herself for her father’s freedom.

She drew out a pebble from the bag, and before looking at it ‘accidentally’ dropped it into the midst of the other pebbles. She said to the loan-shark;

‘Oh, how clumsy of me. Never mind, if you look into the bag for the one that is left, you will be able to tell which pebble I picked.’

The pebble left in the bag is obviously black, and seeing as the loan-shark didn’t want to be exposed, he had to play along as if the pebble the daughter dropped was white, and clear her father’s debt.

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As a Return on Investment (ROI) when is 10% better than 15%?

AWS promo.001You’re offered 2 investment options both starting with $500 – the first offers a 15% return and after 6 months of your contract, you have $450. The second option only offers 10% for 5 months which is a total of $250.

It’s a no-brainer, right?

You would choose option 1 …

WRONG!

Always check your investment plan. Does it give you a return or does it give you your initial capital back? Let’s look at the two options again.

Investment Option 1: $500 investment offering a return of 15% monthly until you have earned 200%. At 15% per month, it takes 6.7 months to get your initial capital back. Total after 6 months = $450

Investment Option 2: $500 investment offering a return of 10% monthly for 5 months and your $500 initial capital back in month 6. Total after 6 months = $750

More information about Option 2 can be found here: Exclusive Club 

These are my findings from participating in these two options. I suggest consulting with a qualified investment advisor before making any of your own conclusions.

 

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Ignore the haters

Screenshot 2019-02-08 at 09.16.17Author: Unknown

A group of frogs were travelling through the forest when two of them fell into a deep pit. When the other frogs saw how deep the pit was, they told the two frogs that there was no hope left for them.

However, the two frogs ignored their comrades and proceeded to try to jump out of the pit. However, despite their efforts, the group of frogs at the top of the pit were still saying that they should just give up as they’d never make it out.

Eventually, one of the frogs took heed of what the others were saying and he gave up, jumping even deeper to his death. The other frog continued to jump as hard as he could. Once again, the group of frogs yelled at him to stop the pain and to just die.

He ignored them, and jumped even harder and finally made it out. When he got out, the other frogs said, ‘Did you not hear us?’

The frog explained to them that he was deaf and that he thought they were encouraging him the entire time.

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It is available to you from as little as $200 US Dollars.

screenshot 2019-01-24 at 11.21.28Travel and tourism are one of the world’s largest industries with a global economic contribution of over 8.2 trillion U.S. dollars in 2017. The industry experiences steady growth yearly. 1.19 billion people travelled in 2015 and this is forecasted to exceed 1.8 billion by 2030.

Allow me to introduce the Hotelium Investment and Business Opportunity to you.

Hotelium enables you to invest from $200 and earn a monthly bonus whilst accumulating shares. This low-risk investment is for a period of one year and after the year you can choose whether you would like to receive your initial investment back or re-invest for a further year.

Small investment opportunities (or crowdfunding) are only possible using the power of Blockchain Technology. The technology allows small investments to be monitored, monthly bonuses to be paid and dividends distributed with ease.

How does the Hotelium Business work? The company pools the investments of members and uses the funds to buy actual hotels in busy destinations where there is high demand. The first phase (current) is raising $500,000 to purchase a small hotel. Phase two will raise $2 Million to buy another hotel, Phase three a $5 Million hotel and so forth. With each purchase the company grows and the value of the shares held by members increases.

This opportunity allows you to be an investor/shareholder in the growing Hotelium empire.

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