Category Archives: Life

New Plans for the New Year

Well, that year went by in a flash. Sorry about the slack blogging. Next year I intend to overhaul everything and expand into two blogs (so I can be twice as slack  :-))…one on Financial freedom and Real Estate and … Continue reading

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Inspiration on Facebook

I’m not a great user of facebook, but I love it as a way to keep up with my mentors. Every day I get to hear the latest from Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad), T. Harve Eker … Continue reading

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Quote on Not Giving Up

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time” Thomas A. Edison This quote is so true. Persevere. I don’t think we would’ve ever given up. We would’ve … Continue reading

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7 Steps for Creating the Life You Want ~ Jack Canfield

We all aspire to do, be and have great things. Yet most of us simply aren’t creating the results we want. We complain that we don’t have enough money, romance, success or joy in our lives. Read more… Jack … Continue reading

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Giving Back to Society

This little cutie and her family are former refugees from Myanmar (Burma). This year I signed up with Refugee Services as a volunteer worker, and was appointed to a newly arrived Myanmar Chin family.  It has been a very rewarding … Continue reading

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Early December Ramblings

Hello again! I knew that I couldn’t stay away. Why pay $10 a year for a domain name and not use it? Also, when you’re ‘financially free’ and don’t have to go to work, what are you going to do … Continue reading

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Quote on Life ~ James Freeman Clarke

“We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.” ~James Freeman Clarke Or, as Kurek Ashley likes to say, ” we are either evolving or dissolving!”

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Quote on Greatness ~ Napolean Hill

“If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” ~ Napolean Hill

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In the Land of the Long White Cloud

Home again! Noosa seems like a dream. I am afraid I didn’t follow my own advice on dealing with adversity, and was really down for a while. I loved living in Queensland. However we have now settled back into life … Continue reading

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Moving across the Tasman AGAIN

Who would have believed it? We are returning to New Zealand in January! I guess we achieved our goal of moving to Queensland, even if we are moving back again!! In 2001 the Australian Government changed the law so NZers … Continue reading

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So Long, Time to Wrap Things Up

It has been a very long time since I updated this blog. Although we are STILL not quite financially free we are getting there! The principles we followed are still good but the GFC has affected our plans in a … Continue reading

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Life ~ Quote from Helen Keller

“Avoiding danger is no safer In the long run Than outright exposure… Life is either a daring adventure Or it is nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

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Dale Carnegie on ‘People’

“Remember the people you are talking to are a hundred times more interested in themselves and their wants and problems than they are in you and your problems. A person’s toothache means more to that person than a famine in … Continue reading

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Change Your Perception; Change Your Life

Did you realise that you have the power to change your life by changing the way in which you view the world? We view the world based on an internal map of rules that we have developed over the years. … Continue reading

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Paint Your Own Life

“Life is a great big canvas And you should throw all the paint on it You can.” ~ Danny Kay Colourful picture by ajagendorf25

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Is Reality an Illusion?

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” ~Albert Einstein The very first book I read on the subject of spirituality, many years ago now, was “It’s All in the Playing” by Shirley MacLaine. She expounded that the … Continue reading

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Wise words from Marcus Aurelius

Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius said : “Our lives are what our thoughts make it.” Marcus was another wise man who believed that you create your own reality with your thoughts. “What you think is what you will become.” Isn’t it … Continue reading

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A Daily Mantra for Uncertain Times

” I am guided by Divine Intelligence In my words, thoughts and actions; I am guided and protected, I am full of the joy of living.” ~Anon Try using this mantra. It’s a good “all-rounder” and great to use to … Continue reading

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The Serenity Prayer (all of it)

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as … Continue reading

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Another on Life ~ Mark Twain

” I have been through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.” ~Mark Twain Amazing photo byalicepopkorn

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