Financial Independence Coach Show Ep2: How do we Naturally create Freedom, Meaning and Wealth?

Daune Elgin has been quoted in saying: “Simplicity of living means meeting life face to face. It means confronting life clearly, without unnecessary distractions. It means being direct and honest in relationships of all kinds. It means taking life as it is …”

Hazel Henderson stated that … don’t wait for anyone to deputize you or authorize you or empower you. You have to just start with yourself … and put one foot in front of the other.

Rupert Sheldrake said that basically morphic fields are fields of habit and they’ve been set up through a habit of thought, through habits of activity and through habits of speech. Most of our culture is habitual… hence the freedom we want is created daily through our daily habitual activities. Should our activities, thoughts, speech constantly be negatively influenced and we ourselves keep repeating this negativity… we will never be able to create the order needed for freedom to exist.

Want to know what this all has to do with budgets, financial literacy and financial independence … watch the in-studio recording, raw sample.

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S.A. Quote: Age

What use is a disappointed mind in the body which may fleetingly look like a thirty-something?

Clem Sunter (Businessman, Scenario Stratepist)

It really does not matter what our physical age is; because if our minds are acting and reacting on an age level below our shoe size or, older than the number of times the Earth revolves around the Sun in a year …

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S.A. Quotes: Advertising

There isn’t an editor in the world who isn’t aware every minute of the day that he needs advertising like a drowning man needs air.

– Marilyn Hattingh (Editor)

In much the same way every business owner should realise the meaning of these words. I am not saying rush out and get yourselves advertised on some sort of media platform, but realise that every moment of every day something or somebody should inform the general public of your existence, products, services and above all else the quality of your work.

There have been times when business owners have taken this realisation for granted and as result, it affected their bottom line in ways they could not explain…

There are a multitude of different ways to advertise your business, some more effective than others – but ultimately ensure that your advertising is working 24/7/366

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With gratitude,

Yvonne E. Venter-Louw

 

Meaning: Our Judgement of Others

When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes; when you leave, you judge him by his heart…

This is a Russian Proverb that had me thinking… How many times in life have we looked at others and judge the way they live or even envied their lifestyle?

But … is that which we are seeing really the lifestyle you would want? Is that lifestyle really so glamorous and without care? Or is it a case of abundance in one part of their life and lack in another?

We should rather take the time to investigate and question the individual directly before judging. 99% of the time our perceptions and judgements are completely incorrect. I have met and worked with millionaires, that has not brought themselves a new outfit or vehicle for the past ten years. In the same breath, I have also met and worked with individuals on the verge of bankruptcy that were driving the latest model of their favourite brand vehicle and wore only the latest fashion trends … but in all cases, the story behind the perspective or is not always a story of a true heart, but rather a lost and wounded soul.

Thus – a word to the wise … don’t judge any book by its cover. The pages might be torn and the cover might be tattered … but the story from cover to cover might just stun your mind and make your soul bleed. Whereas the latest release, still on the shelve neatly sealed in the bookstore … is not worth a second read.

For that matter, do we want to be judge on others perspective of us, instead of the true, naturally authentic individual inside … Just think about it

To our continued success,

Yvonne E. Venter-Louw

 

Freedom: 5 Ways to prioritize

The secret to being the best is to actually getting started. It is DECISIONS that leads to ACTIONS to SUCCESS – Mark Twain

How many times in life have we found ourselves with the most brilliant solutions to our problems but yet we do not get started with it…? Not only do we compete with the self-doubt in the 6 inches between our ears, most of us reading this were not mentored how to take-the-bull-by-the-horns.

Robert T. Kiyosaki has been quoted in saying – “Do you have the courage to take the first step? It’s often not a lack of knowledge holding the one back, it’s fear and an inability to get past it that does.

I have spent most of the past years of studying the great mentors and ‘gurus’, wondering how do I get started…? How do I do proper planning…? How do I track and record …? But the BIGGEST question was where do I start…?

It was only after that I realised I am not the only person asking these questions… For this reason, I have developed and built the how to “Master Plan My Life”. But even with these templates and tools, we cannot move past the procrastination or lack of internal motivation … IF, we still do not where to start.

From Stephen Covey, Dr Joh F. Dermartini, Robert Kiyosaki, Blair Singer, Tony Robbins, Brian Welsch, Barry Mitchell, Frank Kern … you name them, all these coaches and mentors have somewhere along the way stated these 5 steps to get from the starting line to achievement!

In summary:

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Wealth Quoted: 8 Business Lessons from Paul van Zuydam

Paul van Zuydam Photo Credit: Aving.NewsNetwork

You might have seen the recent tweets about the correspondence between a customer and the PR of Le Creuset, and it might have been unnerving … and they might not be everybody’s cup of tea at the moment.

However, I found this note I made a few years back of an article I read in a magazine … to be honest, I cannot recall the magazine’s name, but it was one of those in a waiting area of a doctor/specialist’s rooms. I know this fact because it is the only time I will read a magazine from cover to cover … when I take my mother her eye specialist appointments.

The article was an interview with Paul van Zuydam and what stood out for me … hence the notes, were this:

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Guest Blog: Lindsey Pollak via Levo 26 Nov 2014

4 Classic Management Books that are Still Relevant Today

 In writing my book Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I followed in the footsteps of many leadership and management thinkers and teachers. While some of their work has gone out of fashion or been rendered irrelevant by newer thinking, plenty remains relevant and useful today.

In Becoming the Boss, I include a list of classic management books that are still worth reading for today’s leaders. Here are four books from that list:

1. How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (1936)

How to Win Friends and Influence People was one of the very first self-help books, and it’s still amazingly relevant. Here are two of the book’s tips for making people like you. (FYI, the original edition also included tips for wives like “Don’t nag your husband,” but those were, thankfully, removed later.)

  • Be genuinely interested in other people.
  • Be a good listener. Encourage others to talk about themselves. A person’s favorite word is his or her own name.

2. The Effective Executive (1967) and The Essential Drucker (2008) by Peter F. Drucker

If Ogilvy is the father of advertising, Peter Drucker is the father of management. I chose The Effective Executive for this list because Drucker’s influence was particularly strong in the late 1960s (and rumor has it that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos requests that all of his top executives read it). But Drucker wrote dozens of important books on management, leadership, success, and business, which is why I also recommend The Essential Drucker, a greatest-hits collection of his sixty-plus (!) years of writings.

I guarantee you’ll hear someone quoting Peter Drucker in a meeting or presentation sometime soon (whether that person knows she’s quoting Drucker or not), so you must know his name. Here are two of his most well-known pieces of wisdom:

  • “What’s measured improves.”
  • “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.”

3. The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson (1982)

When I reached out to dozens of colleagues to ask what their favorite business book was, The One Minute Manager received the most mentions. Consider this super-short book a “management for dummies” that’s really very smart. It basically boils down to this:

  • Set one-minute goals that you can write in 250 words or fewer. (If Twitter had been around in 1982, Blanchard and Johnson probably would’ve recommended 140-character goals.)
  • Give one-minute praise and one-minute reprimands for behavior to keep people on track toward their one-minute goals.

4. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (1989).

I was a freshman in high school in 1989 and I remember how insanely popular The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People was when it launched, even though most of my attention at the time was focused on boys. It’s probably the book I’ve seen on successful business people’s bookshelves more than any other and the book I recommend most to others. Here are two of my favorite habits:

  • “Begin with the end in mind.” Covey advises creating a mission statement for your life and making daily choices based on that statement. In other words, whenever you want to do anything, weigh the decision against your long-term goals.
  • “Put first things first.” Prioritize, plan, and execute your to-do list based on your life priorities (along with, when at work, your organization’s priorities), not just what seems urgent in the moment.

My new book Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders has my full list of classic management books that remain relevant today along with my own advice for young leaders moving into their first management roles.

This post originally appeared on LindseyPollak.com.

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Financial Independence Coach Show: Testing format and recording

Stepping into a new project can be daunting, especially when it is a completely new arena. Yes, I have been on YFM … but those three sessions was two over the phone and the one in the studio was not even 10min long. Taking these steps into talk radio is a challenging and existing adventure. After episode 1, we decided to record the full session, to be able to post it on our YouTube channel and start getting content follow there as well. For me, it is a way to measure my personal performance for myself.

When you speak to those who know me intimately, they will tell you that I am actually an introvert. Although I have learned … and mastered the skills to be an extrovert, to the extent that almost everyone I meet is convinced of the fact that I am an extrovert, I am an introvert by nature and nurture.

So much so, when I requested a few close friends, clients and family to review the following recording … one of my friends/clients told me that I am being a hypocrite… a hypocrite? … for preaching to him about being your natural self and here I am being … well an introvert, not my lively, bubbly, energetic and all most overbearing self.

Truth be told … sitting in the studio for me is like sitting in my “cave” enclosed in my research, my studies, my creative process and just following the flow of my natural thought process to come to solutions and resolutions. Admittedly, that is not what this show is all about and should we wish to achieve the aim of this show, I will have to change the structure and my presentation. Ultimately this show is for you, the listener, to assist you to move forward. TO enable you to naturally create your own freedom, meaning and wealth!

Michael, thank you for your honesty and brutal feedback. I promise I will adjust the content to reflect the other side of my personality as well…

Without further delay, here is episode 2 of our new show on BrandLive.co.za

With gratitude,

Yvonne E. Venter-Louw

 

Financial Independence Coach Show Ep1: Test Run …

A journey of a thousand miles starts with (the first step) one step … a Chinese proverb.

I have read this proverb about a million times and every single time I decided to go head-over-heels into something this proverb rings true in my mind.

Who knew when I went to the coffee meeting to discuss education and coaching, I would walk out with a radio show…  In fact, I was even only informed afterwards, who it was that I went to see…

Thank you Samm and BrandLive for this absolutely brilliant opportunity!

The beginning to bigger and greater things … here we go!

A snippet of the first episode of the Financial Independence Show via BrandLive.co.za

Join me every Monday after the show recording at 27Boxes in Melville for a networking/group coaching session from 12:00 at Awesome Cronuts (across the walkway from the studio)

With Gratitude from the Financial Independence Coach,

Yvonne E. Venter – Louw

 

 

A New Year

Written by Yvonne E. Venter – Louw –  2017/01/09

In the fresh hold of a new year, we always find ourselves setting ‘New Year’s Resolutions’, dreaming of the big things or small changes we are going to make during the coming year. The things we want to do, see, experience and achieve – but very few of these actually come to fulfilment. Many of us never quite understand why it is not possible to get to the goal we set out for; some of us have even went as to try a multitude of methodologies and very expensive tools and course, in the hope to reap the rewards… but alas, we still find ourselves a few months done the line still sitting at the starting point and wondering why do we even bother.

If you feel that you are not one of the ‘us’ as mentioned above – then I would not recommend that you follow this series of blogs; for in this series I’ll reveal the secrets I have accumulated over the past 20 years. All the pieces of the BIGGER PICTURE, all the little-untold secrets and unconventional tools; which I have now been able to finally put all together and provide myself (and those who are willing to learn) the natural flow and growth to success.

Ready? Well then – let’s get this journey started…

There are a plethora of resources and books out there, but most of them only inform us of one side of the diagram. Which diagram is this you might ask? It is this one ….

Many might believe that it is formed old cult legends or some mythical order, it might even have been ‘The Secret’ written on the Green Emerald Tablets… All I know for certain is that I have found answers to this diagram.

However, it might be – if you do not understand the where to start with this diagram or you do implement this, but in the wrong order … it ain’t going to work!

So where do we start?

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