Wednesday, December 19, 2012

22 Inspiring Quotes by Napoleon Bonaparte... [Quotes]

Napoleon Bonaparte (French: Napoléon Bonaparte, Italian: Napoleone Bonaparte [napoleɔ̃ bɔnɑpaʁt]; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the latter stages of the French Revolution and its associated wars in Europe.  (Source)

He has become a major influence and source to those whom study strategy and guerilla tactics.  He is regarded as one of the most admirable and proficient military commanders of all time.  That is why it doesn’t hurt to learn a thing or two from the ambitious General.

Here are 22 inspirational quotes by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte (Source)

1. Friends must always be treated as if one day they might be enemies.

2. The stupid speak of the past, the wise of the present, and fools of the future.

3. We walk faster when we walk alone.

4. If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.

5. Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools.

6. Six hours sleep for a man, seven for a woman and eight for a fool.

7. In our time none has the conception of what is great. It is up to me to show them.

8. Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

9. The surest way to remain poor is to be an honest man.

10. If you wish to be success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.

11. If I had not been born Napoleon, I would have liked to have been born Alexander.

12. God is on the side with the best artillery.

13. I would kiss a man's arse if I needed him.

14. If the art of war were nothing but the art of avoiding risks, glory would become the prey of mediocre 

15. To extraordinary circumstances we must apply extraordinary remedies.

16. Great men are never cruel without necessity.

17. He who fears being conquered is sure of defeat.

18. Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go.

19. Nothing is more difficult, and therefore more precious, than to be able to decide.

20. Victory belongs to the most persevering.

21. You must not fight too often with one enemy, or you will teach him all your art of war.

22. Soldiers generally win battles; generals get credit for them.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Take on a part time hustle or apprenticeship...

For those who are dead set in starting a company from the ground up or jumping into the world of Entrepreneurship.  I can’t help but to stress the fact that you have to crawl first, before you take the first step, or even sprint. If you take a look at the average corporate 40 hr work week, which usually consists of 9am -5pm, Monday to Friday, there is still ample time for you to start working on a part time hustle or apprenticeship.

Figuratively speaking, you can do some serious damage from the hours of 7pm-12am.  That’s another 20 productive working hours that you can use to either master a craft, or build the foundation to your future venture.   Multiply that times 50 weeks a year, and you have created 1000hrs of extra revenue generated activity.   From a quantitative approach, 1000hrs / 8hr full time work day =  125 work days!

The fact is that you have to learn to capitalize on the energy that your youth admits, while you are young, so you can reap the fruits of your labor in the long term (when you are old).   This means that you have to take on as much responsibility and accountability while you are young, in order to augment enough tacit (street) knowledge that you can use towards starting your dream venture.

For those whom are looking for a part time, or either full time grind, the Services Sector and Advertising Industry offers several evolving niches.  From social media development to design, the potential for income opportunities are limitless.  You just have to step outside of your comfort zone, invest in yourself, and look.

Influenced by the CNN Money article, “Young and restless”, an article that addresses the top 20 jobs for young movers and shakers on the come up. I couldn’t help but to address the following flourishing career as a Product/Brand Manager.

According to the study; (Source)

Median Pay: $90,100
Most people make: $63,000 (90%)
Top Earners: $108,600  (10%)

“You won't be senior management, but you will have control over developing, managing and marketing an assigned product line. In other words, you get to exercise business savvy and creativity. A sizable salary and launching pad to other high-level marketing jobs are part of the package.”

If you need some help researching, feel free to use the global search encyclopedia known as “GOOGLE”, or you can check out the following Social Media Job site.

Please note that we do not endorse the site in any way, we are just using it as an example.  It is a pretty legit job search site though.  Just saying..

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Inside the mind of one of the greatest boxers of all time, Mike Tyson. [10 Quotes | Video]


1. As long as we persevere and endure, we can get anything we want.

2. Discipline is doing what you hate to do but doing it like you love it.

3. People think I was born this way. They dont know what it took to get this way.

4. When you have something in life that you want to accomplish, greatly, you have to be willing to give up your happiness.

5. Deep in your mind you say, God, I dont want to do this no more, and then you push."

6. No one wants to get up at 4 and run when it's pitch-dark, but it has to be done. The only reason i do it so early is because i believe the other guy isn't doing IT.

7. People wouldn’t want to be in my shoes. They really think that wow I can make the money, I can get rich, but if they had to go through some of the things I had to go through they will cry.

8. These guys who have been lily white and clean all their lives, if they went through what I went through, they would commit suicide. They don't have the heart that I have. I've lived places they can't defecate in."

9. I said I'm gonna stick to this boxing shit. I turned my whole life over to boxing. I turned into a complete animal, I turned into a disciplinarian."

10. Sometimes you can’t have fun accomplishing your goals. Don’t give in.

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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. [Mark Cuban Excerpt]

In the game of life, the simple fact is that concentrated practice overtime produces effective results.  Understanding the fundamental principle that mastering a craft takes time and patience, is quite the burden to most, as we currently live in an impulse world governed by ADHD, OCD, and my favorite “OPP” and any other letters in the alphabet… The enigma is that we live in a society governed by the media and social pressures that continually stray us away from producing effective results. 

As Mark Cuban states in the excerpt below, “When you are good at something, passionate and work even harder to excel and be the best at it, good things happen.”  
To those whom have the mental discipline to master a craft, I commend you.  To those whom are weak and have folded to the pressures of society, please move out of the way of those whom are trying.  The world is yours…. Vereour Nusquam  

An excerpt from Mark Cuban’s Blog “Blog Maverick” …  (Source)

I hear it all the time from people. “I’m passionate about it.” “I’m not going to quit, It’s my passion”. Or I hear it as advice to students and others “Follow your passion”.

What a bunch of BS.  ”Follow Your Passion” is easily the worst advice you could ever give or get.

Why ? Because everyone is passionate about something. Usually more than 1 thing.  We are born with it. There are always going to be things we love to do. That we dream about doing.  That we really really want to do with our lives. Those passions aren’t worth a nickel.

Think about all the things you have been passionate about in your life. Think about all those passions that you considered making a career out of or building a company around.  How many were/are there ? Why did you bounce from one to another ?  Why were you not able to make a career or business out of any of those passions ? Or if you have been able to have some success, what was the key to the success.? Was it the passion or the effort you put in to your job or company ?

If you really want to know where you destiny lies, look at where you apply your time.
Time is the most valuable asset you don’t own. You may or may not realize it yet, but how you use or don’t use your time is going to be the best indication of where your future is going to take you .

Let me make this as clear as possible

1. When you work hard at something you become good at it.

2. When you become good at doing something, you will enjoy it more.

3. When you enjoy doing something, there is a very good chance you will become passionate or more passionate about it

4. When you are good at something, passionate and work even harder to excel and be the best at it, good things happen.

Don’t follow your passions, follow your effort. It will lead you to your passions and to success, however you define it.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Mark Cuban speaks on his early success & the ability to learn from his failures [Video Interview]

This is a great interview done by “The Financialist” with the “Maverick of Entrepreneurship” Mark Cuban.  Mark Cuban speaks on his early success and the ability to learn from his failures.  (Source)

No Copyright infringement intended; all material belongs to The Financialist

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

He who fights for honor... [Quote]

Often regarded as one of the greatest military strategists in European history, Hannibal would later be considered one of the greatest generals of antiquity, together with Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Scipio, and Pyrrhus of Epirus.  (Source)

An excerpt from Hannibal's Ninety-Nine Truths...

He who fights for glory never lives long enough to hear the victory songs.

He who fights for gold is already blinded by the glitter and glare of his own greed, all to soon led astray by all things shiny.

He who fights for sport seldom finds the gods in a sporting mood.

He who fights for love must leave the one he loves the most behind so he can dance with the one 
he hates the most.

But he who fights for honor cannot be led astray. 

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Friday, November 30, 2012

You will take on this world alone...

During a conversation that I once had with Mr. Robert Greene on, “self reliance and what it takes to make it in this current volatile environment”, I couldn’t help but to appreciate his thoughts on taking on this world alone.  As he stated, “You were born in this world alone, you will take on this world alone, and you will die alone.”   To the context that the following statement is quite acrimonious to most conceptual values, the truth is that we are alone.  

It is this brutal conceptualization that must me conceptualized earlier on in our lives in order for us to be free of the propaganda that we are taught by are so called loved ones.   The truth is that we are alone, and that we must learn to discipline and master are own weaknesses in order to take on the world.   From time to time we will all be obstructed by variables that we could not control.  If conquered, these obstructions over time become the building blocks that form that foundations to empires.   Hannibal states in the Ninety Nine Truths, “ A first taste of defeat, though bitter, goes far to prepare your palate for future feasts.” 
As Dr. Lung states. “ The Samurai have a saying, “Nine times down, ten times up!” and so we learn from our mistakes – provided we survive of course, This adage has been taught a thousand ways across as many years. Steel can only be made by fire.  Learning to be a “good loser” really does build character…of course, learning to be a good winner pay dividends!”

Furthermore, the earlier that you learn to build self reliant characteristics, the earlier that you will have the self confidence to take on the world.  The world is yours… Vereour Nusquam 

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