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The Power to Believe – The Strangest Secret

Earl Nightingale was one of the greatest motivators of the 20th century. A high-profile sales manager, he wrote the now-legendary The Strangest Secret as a motivator for his own sales team. Produced as an LP record in the 1950s, `The Strangest Secret’ has gone on to captivate and motivate millions. A famous Earl Nightingale quote, “Success is the progressive realization of a worthy ideal,” is still revered as an industry standard in the sales community today.

Nightingale wasn’t one of thousands of internet money-making gurus. In fact he wouldn’t have understood the concept because the internet didn’t exist during his lifetime, or at least not to the extent it does today.

Yet this amazing individual advocated some of the soundest and simplest life-changing advice ever applied to achieving long-term success. I personally  found his CDs of immense value in my life. N.B. I am not getting paid for promoting these CDs, just wanted you to know about them.

Listening to Earl Nightingale’s timeless advice you will see exciting possibilities spring to life with only a shift in thinking as he unlocks a world of opportunities for you. As he famously said, “We become what we think about.”

When it comes to goals, careers, finances, and dreams people generally fall into one of five distinct groups:

1. Group One: They knew from an early age where they were going, and mapped out a plan for how to get there.

2. Group Two: Straight out of school they took the first available job and focused on a living and a future.

3. Group Three: They believe the world owes them a living, so they don’t even try and spend their days just getting by.

4. Group Four: This group lives only for today. They’re out for a good time, they spend everything they make on having fun, with no thought for tomorrow.

5. Group Five: This lot are willing to try anything, including hard work, meticulous saving plans, and extreme frugality, to reach their goals. They’ll retire with their mortgages paid and their debts satisfied but their constant work-and-save lifestyle will have cost holidays and memories.

By the time they’re 20 to 25 years old, around 90 percent of Groups Two and Five will know where they’re going and what they want out of life, but they won’t necessarily know how to get there. Groups Three and Four will still be waiting, looking for their proverbial ships to arrive with a Lotto win or other highly unlikely windfall. Group One, if they stick to their plans, will be on track to meet their goals.

Now I’m not talking about all the money-making opportunities that the many internet entepreneurs are offering. My advice in this lifestyle blog is to stay away from these self-made `gurus’ and their wild claims of easy riches if you value what money you do have. Most are either not telling you the truth or they are stretching it to breaking point. Many of these `opportunities’ are purely scams and almost impossible to meet in the promised time-frames. Most will end up costing much more than you are first led to believe.

A greater per cent of trusting hopefuls will walk away disappointed and disillusioned.

What I’m talking about in achieving success is utilising what you already have; your talent, craft, social skills, work ethics, work skills, passion, enthusiasm, and how you can put these together to make the most of who you are.

Over the coming pages I will show you ways you can start changing your lifestyle – but the thing you need most to succeed is that you really have to want it.

Cooking for fun, Recipe “Chicken & Prawn Alekio”

Chicken & Prawn Alekio is my own creation and my guests have enjoyed it immensely. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

Ingredients: serves 4-5

4 halves of skinless chicken breast
250 grams of fresh prawns

Fresh vegetable

Peppers & Leeks4 coloured peppers (capsicum)

 

 

4-5 large potatoes
100 g blue cheese
150 g cheddar cheese
100 g frozen mixed vegetables
2 tbsp best mayonnaise
2 tbsp fresh cream
4 small leeks or 1 large one
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 tbsp butter
2 small tomatoes
salt & pepper to taste
1 cup of milk
2 tbsp flour
Pinch Cumin

Pre heat oven at 180c  Place 1 tbsp of Olive oil in frying pan, roll chicken breast in 1 tbsp

sliced chicken,blue cheese,oil & tomato

flour, place in frying pan turn over after five minutes, add chopped up tomatoes cook a further five minutes and remove from stove, place chicken on plate to cool.While cooking the chicken cut peppers in strips as in photo and with a little oil place in casserole dish place in oven and bake for fifteen minutes, remove from oven take peppers out of dish. Using the same casserole dish with its juices from the peppers, cut the chicken  into slices and place in dish as in photo,place thin slices of blue cheese over chicken and spoon the oil and tomato from the frying pan over the cheese and chicken.

Chicken,source, and grated cheese

Chicken, sauce, grated cheese

Cut Leeks into slices place in boiling water cook for 15 minutes and drain.
To make source melt the butter in pan add flour as you mix add milk, keep it fairly thick add salt and pepper, prawns, cumin and leeks. Pour over chicken, sprinkle grated cheese over source and place peppers over top. Put casserole dish aside.

topping of peppers

Topping of peppers

Dish ready for final baking (note this dish can be prepared any time during the day and only requires 20 to 30 minutes at 180c to finish baking)

The last stage is the stuffed jacket potatoes. Bake or microwave until soft, let cool and scoop potatoes into large bowl, mash potato, add mixed vegetable, mayonnaise, salt,pepper, and cream, mix well and spoon fill potato jackets, sprinkle grated cheese over top and bake with main dish for 20-30 minute at 180c

Stuffed jacket potatoes

Stuffed jacket potatoes

Chicken & Prawn Alekio is a mouth-watering dish – try it yourself and watch for more creations from this Creating lifestyle blog.

Happy Cooking!

Health & Wellbeing: Post 1 – Fish Oil Omega 3

Salmon tastes great and it’s so good for you with Omega3 oil

In this the first post on a  series on health, we look at where you can find the best source of Fish Oil,  cod liver and the benefits of Omega 3

Fish Oil has long been recorded as a food that aids the fight against depression, cardiovascular disease, cancer, obesity etc. It is also good brain food. Recent studies show it as a help for rheumatoid arthritis sufferers by reducing pain and assisting in preventing the start of dementia. The study showed those suffering from depression experienced greater stability from mood swings, thus improving the lifestyle.

Research has also proven that Fish Oil helps combat the Dry Eyes Syndrome, helping to improve over all eye health.

Now, if you are thinking, `That’s for me,’ don’t go rushing off to the health food shop spending a truck load of money buying up all their supplies of Omega3 capsules or pills. Certainly this is a good source if your body needs Omega3 but a regular diet of fish, say twice a week, particularly tuna and salmon, will give you your weekly requirement of Omega 3 supplement.

N.B. Pregnant woman should read this link before eating Tuna and shellfish and always, always, when changing your diet, check in with your doctor first. The information provided in this lifestyle blog is for educational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for the advice of an a qualified medical practitioner

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