IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE

IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE

IN SEARCH OF EXCELLENCE 

28

SEPT, 2015.

By Rex Taylor

I guess if you’re reading this then it maybe applicable to you too given that you’ve watched or are watching the 7 videos from Stuart Ross &/or Jay Kubassek.

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

Dvorak

Beethoven

Anne-Sophie Mutter

Marilyn Horne

Glenda Jackson

Do any of the above tick your boxes ???

Friday last I attended the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall for a concert with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and Guest Soloist – Anne-Sophie Mutter – violin virtuoso….and last night listened to the direct broadcast on Classic FM as THAT is how great the concert was and became almost essential over anything else on offer….my football team having bowed out last week !!!

“Our Fate lies not in the Stars, but in ourselves.”

– Shakespeare –

This, one of Ms Mutter’s comments early in and the interview recorded back in 2014 upon her second visit to Australia. It strikes as a good life ethic.

Her program was all Dvorak, opening with the short but beautiful Romance in F minor Op 11., followed by the Concerto in A minor Op 53 – 3 movements – Allegro ma non troppo, Adagio ma non troppo, Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo. I list the titles of the 3 movements of the Symphony because as, effectively a non musician, they amuse me. Because they mean to be played fast, but not too fast, Slow but not too slow, Playful but not too playful…I mean seriously YOU work it out !!! But it does follow In Search of Excellence !!

But I guess that’s for the Conductor and orchestra members to work out. And work out they did as did Ms Mutter. All to extraordinary and rapturous applause thereafter. As a workout, playing the violin for just on an hour full on, must have been a workout in itself as I remarked in the Interval, my arms were aching from applause of 5 or so minutes much less playing a violin for 60 minutes full on.

Now I must tell you I am no aficionado – I just like classical music and especially as played at this concert.

The second half was Beethoven’s EROICA or Symphony No 3 in E flat Op 55. It was magnificent !! Conductor was a young Czech ‘athlete’ who looked & moved like an expert on the podium and without a score in front of him which I guess only underlined his brilliance (and excellence) – any conductor worth his baton probably knows the EROICA from memory anyway. And like Ms Mutter, was not unpleasant on the eye. His reading of the Beethoven was (I found) terrific, all of which was somewhat allegro ma non troppo.

And thus today I pondered on that Shakespeare quote and my enjoyment of the concert. And took me back to years earlier and some of the higher moments I’ve experienced.

When I was in Les Mis (West End) 1990/91 I had the good fortune to meet and become friends with the amazing Marilyn Horne (read more about her) per favour Mario Frangoulis, the Enjolras and at the time the Maria Callas scholarship holder, brought me to his dressing room to meet La Horne. Her career dubs her as a Prima Donna, to meet her is to experience anything but a Prima Donna. But then I’ve found the GREAT ones have no need for Prima donnerish behaviour nor attitudes….as with Anne-Sophie Mutter if you’re able to access the interview mentioned above. It was back in the early 90’s (1990’s) that I met MH and had several moments thereafter with the great lady. On the occasion of her solo recital at the Royal Opera House when I attended with two mates at the time, and rang in advance to put myself on her ‘guest list’ to allow a visit after the performance. I told my friends Come On let’s go back and ask to meet with Ms Horne and they scoffed but followed.

At the Stage Door, an immense and authoritative stage door man demanded “Can I help you ??” and, having checked the list, and with a huge change in attitude invited us through the door to be escorted through the labyrinth of corridors to La Horne’s dressing room where we joined a queue of approx 30 people waiting. We stood for all of a minute when a lady exited from the dressing room asking for me and when I identified myself we were immediately escorted in….to the chagrin of those ahead in the queue. Ms Horne was so welcoming, she signed all 3 programs, laughed and chatted for several minutes until I begged her excuses as she had many awaiting to greet her. As we walked from the Stage Door to Covent Garden tube, my 2 mates were punching me profusely for having not let on but with full appreciation for the experience.

STARS OF STAGE & SCREEN

And then to rewind many years to shortly after I’d arrived In London and before I got into my first West End musical, I’d taken a job as a receptionist in a Harley Street Medical Clinic of several floors and many medical specialists, one of whom – a Doctor Wilkinson I recall – had a contract with an Insurance Company to medically certify Stars to the film industry prior commencement of their contracts. Charlton Heston, Virginia McKenna, Dirk Bogarde and Glenda Jackson were amongst many I met. With Glenda Jackson, Oscar winner etc etc but as normal as normal can be, she actually spoke into a recording I was making for a friend in Australia to put in the mail….he was bowled over when he received it and heard her very unmistakable voice saying HI GORDON with a couple of minutes of idle chat as well. Prima Donna by profession not by nature.

And so In Search of Excellence….

There are so many cliches, sayings, statements from all sorts of areas reference success, motivation and indeed, continuity. And I suggest that, like me, you – the reader are in tune with the motivation of life in a continual search for excellence, for learning more, for moving forward, for never giving up….

I guess also, it’s why we’re into SFM as a stage of that progression forward, of further development, of assisting others, and being, along with them, better individuals.

The outstanding University of Personal Development.

I believe I might be right.

Rex

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DESIGN YOUR DIGITAL LIFE

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO DESIGN YOUR DIGITAL LIFE

Never Too Late to Start Your Business

26

JUNE, 2015.

By Henry Hillton

People say “it’s not too late to start your own business”

I’ve often heard people say or even read articles “it’s not too late to start your own business”.

Age doesn’t matter if you want to start your own business these days, in fact, the fastest growing entrepreneur age group is the ‘middle aged’ demographic. That’s right and this is great news for people out there who don’t believe in themselves, as once I was.

A lot of people want to start their own business, but feel that it’s too late or don’t know how to start. For those, this is especially tough because many have spent most of their lives juggling many responsibilities that involve taking care of others as an employer or employee also, parent etc. I think not anymore when it comes to online business where you can work from home or anywhere you want, even in your spare time.

That’s how I and my other half started our own business online. Maybe you’ve read one of Rex’s blogs telling you a lot of that. When I started this with my partner, I thought this was impossible for me and how my brain works. I studied civil engineering and this is totally new for me, especially when people talk about entrepreneurship or online business. Am I wrong in starting my own business, should I have started this?

But what did change my mind?

1. Believe in it and learned to learn from failure.

Simple, believe in your business or what you’re doing. Believe that nothing will hold you back, even age. Fear of failure is one of the things that hold many people back from starting their own business. This happens a lot as you get older, you realize that you cannot avoid failure – we make mistakes! Instead, if you want to be successful, you learn to live with failure, to understand the lessons it teaches you, and to be that much better the next time. For most people, this is something that can be only learned with age. Most successful entrepreneurs and business owners will tell you that failure and the lessons learned have been the major factor in preparing for their present success.

2. More focused

When you have a business partner, older than you, you’ll be in the situation where you’re more focused than ever before when you work. When you’re younger the world is so wide open that it can sometimes be hard to know exactly what you want and to focus on going after it. This is not a bad thing, as many younger people, like me, have extreme amounts of energy and passion for multiple things and projects until they find something that sticks, but sometimes it happens with middle age as well, even older. But there is a distinct advantage to coming into your own, to knowing what you want and what you have to do to get it.

3. It’s never too late

Why? Because, If you truly want to start a business, I say go for it! Today, age is no prerequisite for success – in one way or the other! Now, I believe when it comes to an online business and the opportunity that people are on the internet everyday, you just need the right business system and coaching – that’s how The Six Figure Mentors came to us.

It doesn’t matter how old you are or at what age you decided to bring an idea to life. The key is not getting right to the end of life and being regretful. Do it NOW & have no regrets.

Cheers,

Henry.

THOUGHT ON THE WEDNESDAY…

THOUGHT ON THE WEDNESDAY…

Thought on the Wednesday…

24

JUNE, 2015.

By Rex Taylor

Someone said “success comes with experience and belief, not age”

Last month, few college graduates have seen what Doreetha Daniels has seen.

At 99 years old, Doreetha Daniels has lived through a number of watershed moments in American history, including the Great Depression, World War II, the Civil Rights movement, the moon landing and the rise of the Digital Age….and also just graduated from College of the Canyons (COC) in Santa Clarita, Calif., with an associate degree in social sciences (News an hour ago). Daniels said she wanted to finish her education to better herself. But her journey, which started in spring 2009, has been wrought with personal difficulties — from multiple strokes to sight and hearing issues to the revocation of her driver’s license.

What a woman!!!!

I googled for more answer…

So then I googled ‘aged graduate’ to learn more and found many more inspiring stories….

And the thought struck home despite the ups & downs of our world, despite the doom and gloom of politics etc., there is much in our world to be inspired about…or if you like…there is much in our world about which to be inspired.

We’ve just got to know a neighbor from the other end of our street, (100 meters away – it’s a short street) she’s possibly late 70’s, lives alone in a small terrace and we called upon her (by invitation) as she had an issue with her Mac laptop. Henry being the ace IT man that he is, resolved the issue to her delight. But back to L as she will be named. Lives in a small 2 up 2 down terrace, jammed pack full of her life’s collection, and I mean jammed full. It’s in a state of total chaos (to the observer) because L is building her own bookshelves….she’s building her own book shelves (& they’re looking great)….Inspirational. As well as that, compiling her life’s work in Typography into a publication…some 1,000+ page designs, motifs, trade marks, corporate logos etc. also Inspirational.

Came The Six Figure Mentor

There are two guys recently entered our existence who are seriously inspirational. Stuart Ross (UK) & Jay Kubassek (USA). Together they head up probably the best global training for online digital marketing – acknowledged by some of the best. Their training and leadership is changing our lives – and many others too.

Helping others primarily through increase in earnings. Assisted by great Mentors who just about guarantee your success. Inspirational !!!  This was our reason for joining the SFM / DEA community because we never give up as they have never given up on us.

If any of the above inspires YOU, then get in touch because you are the type of person we wish to work with.

Any age, any colour, alone or with your partner – all you need is a PC and access to the Internet.

Rex.

THE PROBLEM WITH SELF PRESERVATION!

THE PROBLEM WITH SELF PRESERVATION!

The problem we have with SELF PRESERVATION!

7

JUNE, 2015.

By Rex Taylor

“NOTHING WORKS WITHOUT SELF PRESERVATION!”

The world is changing….& I don’t mean just climate change….but that too.

The economy, our careers, work & employment nature of things is changing. In many ways, there are no guarantees of continuity anymore. It maybe all performance based – as it always was – but even performance is no longer a guarantee of continued success.

Thus, how do we ensure our own future, to insulate our own ability to withstand these changes, to have the flexibility to accommodate change, to be able to live, travel and develop an individual ability AND financial ability despite whatever changes impact.

“WE CHOOSE TO BE A PART OF THIS OPPORTUNITY”

It is why my partner and I are very grateful for the opportunity that comes with our being part of SFM / DEA – a small but ever growing global community of like minded individuals seeking self preservation through self employment – and this opportunity is one of the best because the focus is primarily towards helping others.

My personal thesis is that my personal power evolves from the power of my bank account and the freedom that a larger bank account provides.

And our involvement with SFM / DEA is our entry to building our bank account and thus our personal freedom.

“DIGITAL ECONOMY”

Over the last few years, the world has changed, not just a little, but dramatically. The broken of traditional economy, new emerging of digital economy. That’s why The Six Figure Mentors is the key to the new digital economy for me and my partner. We’re close to many who are doing this so effectively right now.

It is not an overnight thing, they’ve been at it for several months which is not to deny that some manage success in as many weeks…it can be all very subjective. So the conclusion comes to “not knowing when the dawn will come, open every door”

It’s not just about making money, it’s about your freedom that everyone deserve. It could be life changing – for the better. It certainly requires a paradigm shift in one’s thinking.

Rex.

WHY YOU SHOULD PROCEED WITH CONFIDENCE

WHY YOU SHOULD PROCEED WITH CONFIDENCE

Reason Why You Can Proceed With Confidence

1

MAY, 2015.

By Rex Taylor

We proceed with confidence!

My previous blog described our enthusiasm (& love) for our new found endeavor digital marketing under the guidance and training of SFM (Six Figure Mentors) & DEA (Digital Experts Academy). If you want read it, go ahead. CLICK HERE

In that blog I described what my partner and I believe and suggest to be the Twenty First Century way of doing business, of earning huge levels of income, of spending far less time DOING that, stress free, straight forward activity without selling, cold canvassing, tedious follow up etc etc and it being all linked to the Internet upon which minimum 1,000,000,000 people are at any given moment of time ‘surfing’.

Ask SIRI and the research comes up with the possibility & probability of 2,000,000,000 people surfing the net at any time.

It represents ONE MASSIVE market of people seeking people, seeking to improve, seeking to learn, seeking opportunities, seeking WHATEVA….!!!

It presents a totally different PARADIGM and one that many have difficulty getting their heads around. Not so much the numbers of people who may be on the Net at any time, BUT the potential of that market for finding ‘customers’, people prepared to get their credit cards out to pay for something of value. And thus the potential for earning huge amounts – Six Figures in fact – from this market. And when I report that we’ve met many people who earn six figures MONTHLY, therein lies the paradigm shift and the moving away from the 9-5 mentality.

This is the Twenty First Century reality of doing business, online business.

But then it also follows, that many ask is it a Scam, because it IS a huge shift from our lifetime experience – be that long or short – of working for an income – be that income large or small.

If you can cross this paradigm bridge, then you can undoubtedly ‘go for it’. If you have difficulty accepting earning large incomes for less effort, you may have other bridges to cross.

So let me address the subject of a scam.

Unhappily, I’ve been the subject of two scams…..Happily I’ve been saved by the banks.

One was where I paid approximately four amounts of $200 odd and another where I paid out $5K.

On both occasions I made these transactions of my own free will. Both transactions appeared with merit and credibility. But keep in mind I’m a salesman and we’re easily sold to.

And then several weeks later, when I’d accepted I’d been, shall we say, set up, and had accepted the loss of several thousand dollars, I was on the telephone talking to my bank about an unrelated matter and mentioned, for their information, the subject and nature of the scams, not reporting for the purpose of achieving redress, but just to report the nature of the scam.

On both occasions, within 3-4 days, monies appeared in my accounts confirming their actions.

And very grateful I was but then investigated their policies.

I won’t name the banks but they are 2 of the BIG FOUR.

I rang one of them and was told that they have a policy of zero tolerance to fraudulent scams and I guess it possibly comes under a ‘duty of care’ aspect towards their customers. And probably covered by insurance too – make your own investigations. But any suggestion of a scam, and monies are refunded subject to further investigation.

I write all this from my own experience.

But I write it too because SFM / DEA is credible and oozing integrity. It is, as I say, the twenty first century way of doing business. It is NOT a scam. Never a scam.

And so, if it’s for you, then hesitate not, GO FOR IT, with the knowledge and confidence that your efforts may well be rewarded – one has to state this in a compliance context.

I have never seen in any endeavor the levels of training AND support that SFM / DEA offer. Indeed they all but hold your hand until success is at hand – to pardon the pun ???

Any questions, ask away.

Cheers

Rex