15 Quotes by Claudius Galen

I’ve always been a sucker for a good quote and I have a fairly comprehensive knowledge of all the most inspirational and influential philosophers in history, worthy of my attention.

Naturally I thought that I was really well-acquainted with the wisdom of the ancients. Well now, how wrong could I possibly be?

Just recently I was introduced to someone I should have known about, whom for whatever reason had never quite gotten on to my radar screen. That person was Claudius Galen and so I just had to go searching for some of his quotes.

Today I offer you 15 of the quotes by Claudius Galen that I discovered in the process.

In case he’s new to you too dear reader, Claudius Galen, also known as Claudius Galenus or Aelius Galenus, is believed to have been born around 131 AD. Known for being a gifted intellect, he was a Greek physician and a writer on medicine and philosophy.

He went to Rome and revived the ideas of Hippocrates and other Greek doctors. His theories dominated European medicine for well over a millennium. The Romans had shown little interest in the work of Hippocrates and it took Galen to push it forward in Rome.

That his ideas live on says much about his contribution to philosophical thinking. So here are today’s quotes. What do you think?

Quotes by Claudius Galen:

  1. Who are you? What do you want? Where are you going? ~Claudius Galen
  2. Who do you serve and who do you trust? ~Claudius Galen
  3. The physician is Nature’s assistant. ~Claudius Galen
  4. The best physician is also a philosopher. ~Claudius Galen
  5. That which is, grows, while that which is not, becomes. ~Claudius Galen
  6. Look to the nervous system as the key to maximum health. ~Claudius Galen
  7. If sometimes dreams come true, what of our nightmares? ~Claudius Galen
  8. Employment is nature’s physician and is essential to human happiness. ~Claudius Galen
  9. That physician will hardly be thought very careful of the health of others who neglects his own. ~Claudius Galen
  10. Those who are enslaved to their sects are not merely devoid of all sound knowledge, but they will not even stop to learn. ~Claudius Galen
  11. The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images. ~Claudius Galen
  12. The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective, and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words, then my message was diluted. ~Claudius Galen
  13. The chief merit of language is clearness, and we know that nothing detracts so much from this as do unfamiliar terms. ~Claudius Galen
  14. He who has two cakes of bread, let him dispose of one of them for some flowers of the narcissus; for bread is the food of the body, and the narcissus is the food of the soul. ~Claudius Galen
  15. When we tune in to an especially human way of viewing the landscape powerfully, it resonates with an audience. ~Claudius Galen

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What is failure? Here are 10 quotes to put it into perspective

What is failureWhat is failure? We hear this word frequently but what does it actually mean?

It is so easy to be crushed by a sense of failure and yet actually there is no such thing as failure in my opinion. There are only outcomes that we didn’t want and lessons to be learned.

It’s not about how many times you get knocked down dear reader; it’s how many times you can get back up again and have another go until you get it right.

You cannot truly enjoy the victory when it comes, if you have not first known defeat.

You cannot achieve anything without the experience of at least the occasional failure along the way. Every master of their craft started out as a beginner.

Yes, that is true. Before anyone was a success, they started out as a complete beginner. And the road from beginner to achiever and master of your craft is inevitably littered with mistakes and failures. These are significant only for the lessons they teach us.

If you’re determined, persistent and hungry for success, you’ll just keep trying until you get where you want to go. If you really want to succeed, you’ll learn the lessons and then find a way to achieve your goal and realize your dream. If not you’ll just make excuses.

Never allow yourself to be overwhelmed by a sense of failure. It’s never fatal, at most it’s just a minor setback from which you can recover. Above all, never, ever give up until you get to where you were trying to go.

Success can be yours if you want it badly enough. And remember this; it is better to try and fail than never to have tried at all.

Here are 10 quotes to help you put the idea of failure into perspective.

What is failure?

  1. I can accept failure; everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. ~Michael Jordan
  2. Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. ~Winston Churchill 
  3. I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work. ~Thomas A. Edison
  4. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. ~Colin Powell
  5. Remember your dreams and fight for them. You must know what you want from life. There is just one thing that makes your dream become impossible: the fear of failure. ~Paulo Coelho
  6. You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space. ~Johnny Cash
  7. Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. ~Theodore Roosevelt
  8. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. ~Steve Jobs
  9. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default. ~JK Rowling
  10. Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday. ~Wilma Rudolph

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What is fear? Here are 10 quotes to put it into perspective

What is fearWhat is fear? A simple question you might think but fear is an emotion that’s often misunderstood

Sometimes we can be paralysed by fear and yet it’s only the body’s natural mechanism for heightening our sense of awareness in times of potential danger.

Fear sharpens our sense of the risks involved in given situations. By definition risk is the possibility of an outcome we really don’t want.

However risk and reward have a direct correlation. No risk; no reward. Yes, by taking a risk, you might end up with an undesirable outcome but equally you might just achieve a desirable prize too.

Our sense of fear should make us tread carefully of course but it shouldn’t stop us treading at all. It’s all about weighing up the percentages and taking a sensible approach to any given situation. Avoiding unnecessary risks but taking calculated risks.

If we are to be successful, we must face up to our fear. We must recognize the reason for our fear but that fear should not control us. We should control the fear. We should feel the fear but do it anyway.

So I say to you, never let fear stop you having a go. The alternative would be to look back with regret at what might have been. And who wants that?

It’s better to be someone who can look themselves in the eye and know they always gave it their best shot regardless of how they were feeling at the time.

Here are 10 quotes to help you put fear into perspective.

What is fear?

  1. The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
  2. Thinking will not overcome fear but action will. ~W. Clement Stone
  3. The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown. ~H.P. Lovecraft
  4. I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear. ~Rosa Parks
  5. Always do what you are afraid to do. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. Only when we are no longer afraid do we begin to live. ~Dorothy Thompson
  7. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  8. I’ve learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom – how great is that? ~Soledad O’Brien
  9. America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand. ~Harry S Truman
  10. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. ~Nelson Mandela

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15 Quotes by Moms Mabley

I must confess until recently I was not familiar with the work of African American comedian Jackie “Moms” Mabley.

However I stumbled on her work by accident on YouTube and I was intrigued by her. So naturally I went in search of some information about her, as well as some quotes by Moms Mabley.

Born Loretta Mary Aiken, she adopted the stage name Moms Mabley and she was a veteran of the Chitlin’ Circuit of African-American vaudeville.

She also appeared on legendary American television shows such as the Ed Sullivan Show and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour. In fact she’s one of the earliest examples of women in comedy too.

Born in 1894, Moms Mabley was one of 16 children and like most African Americans of her day, particularly women she’d had a tough early life.

At the encouragement of her grandmother, she ran away and joined a travelling minstrel show where she sang and entertained. Her stage persona was that of an older, dishevelled woman.

Certainly she was a woman on whom life had left its mark. For instance by age of 14, she had been raped twice (at age 11, by an elderly black man, and age 13, by a white sheriff) and had two children who were given up for adoption.

At the age of 27 she came out as a lesbian becoming one of the first openly gay comedians. That wouldn’t have been easy in the less enlightened age in which she lived and worked.

So if you’re not familiar with Moms Mabley, I recommend you take a closer look at her work, but not before you read these 15 quotes by Moms Mabley.

Quotes by Moms Mabley:

  1. Quit it if you can’t do nothin’ with it. ~Moms Mabley
  2. Use those brains that God put in your head. ~Moms Mabley
  3. It’s no disgrace to be old but damn if it isn’t inconvenient. ~Moms Mabley
  4. [On old age:] You wake up one morning and you got it. ~Moms Mabley
  5. [Advice to children crossing the street] Damn the lights. Watch the cars. The lights ain’t never killed nobody. ~Moms Mabley
  6. You know Moms has been accused of liking young men and I’m guilty. ~Moms Mabley
  7. Any time you see me with my arms around an old man, I’m holding him for the police. ~Moms Mabley
  8. My husband was so ugly, he used to stand outside the doctor’s office and make people sick. ~Moms Mabley
  9. Love is like playing checkers. You have to know which man to move. ~Moms Mabley
  10. Ain’t nothin’ an ol’ man can do but bring me a message from a young one. ~Moms Mabley
  11. I don’t want nothing old, but some old money. Buy me some young ideas. That’s what I’m gonna do with it. ~Moms Mabley
  12. The teenagers aren’t all bad. I love ’em if nobody else does. There ain’t nothing wrong with young people. Jus’ quit lyin’ to ’em. ~Moms Mabley
  13. Never lose your head, not even for a minute. You need your head. Your brain’s in it. ~Moms Mabley
  14. Without that basic foundation in showmanship, an act can’t remain at the top. Half of the children nowadays don’t even know how to take a bow. ~Moms Mabley
  15. Black women, white women; all of them. I’m colorblind. I don’t know the difference. I only know you’re a human being and you’re my children. ~Moms Mabley

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7 inspirational quotes about music

Like every art form, music plays upon the emotions.

One moment you can feel down and then the sound of just one song can cheer you up immediately. One minute you’re sad and then the next your feet are tapping and you’re singing along.

Music brings joy to our lives.

Whatever our taste in music, whatever musical era we consider to be our own, when we hear those songs they transport us back to a time and a place.

Suddenly we are filled with fond memories of happy times with family and friends.

So, let’s hear it for music and let us get down on our knees and thank God for musicians and songwriters. For the rest of us their dedication to their craft is the gift that keeps on giving; pleasure beyond measure.

I love music and I say thank you to musicians and songwriters everywhere. Here are seven inspirational quotes about music to reinforce today’s message.

Quotes about music:

  1. Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favourite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about. ~Gerard Way
  2. I think it’s so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn’t exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no one’s ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips. ~Michelle Branch
  3. I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music. ~Billy Joel
  4. Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. ~Martin Luther
  5. Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. ~Victor Hugo
  6. One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ~Bob Marley
  7. Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ~Plato

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7 inspirational quotes about fame

Does the idea of being famous appeal to you dear reader?

If it does then you’re not alone. Plenty of people share that aspiration but before you chase fame it would be worth reflecting on today’s inspirational quotes about fame.

Many crave fame and many strive constantly to be famous, giving little or no thought to the price they’ll pay should they achieve any significant degree of fame.

Real fame implies universal recognition; being recognized wherever you go, anywhere in the world. Muhammad Ali, Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Nelson Mandela were all examples of people who were truly famous and would be recognized anywhere.

To people with no experience of real fame, it might seem like a nice idea to think that wherever you go everyone will know you. However the novelty will wear off soon enough, once you realize the impact it has on your privacy and your ability to go about your daily life in ways that other people take for granted.

Allow me to offer you an example. A few years ago I was in a crowded London coffee shop and who should sit opposite me? Non other than the legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page.

Now he was minding his own business trying to do the things we all do; relax with his beverage of choice and so on.

However being in the presence of a Rock music legend and icon is not something that was going to happen to me every day, so I couldn’t resist the temptation to invade his privacy with a few inane questions.

His response was polite and good-natured and I admired him all the more for his professional approach. Nevertheless it must have been a little bit irritating for him deep down I’m sure. Privately he was probably thinking, “Oh please, give me a break! I’m off duty and I just came in here for a quiet cup of coffee like everyone else.” For him, and many like him, that’s the price he continues to pay for his fame.

So if you’re chasing fame be prepared for the personal cost that will inevitably come with it. Fame might lead to riches for you but never forget that chains of gold are still chains.

You can do whatever you want but there is always a price to be paid somewhere.

Here are seven inspirational quotes about fame to reinforce today’s underlying message.

Quotes about fame:

  1. I always want to say to people who want to be rich and famous, ‘try being rich first’. See if that doesn’t cover most of it. There’s not much downside to being rich, other than paying taxes and having your relatives ask you for money. But when you become famous, you end up with a 24-hour job. ~Bill Murray
  2. The hardest thing about being famous is that people are always nice to you. You’re in a conversation and everybody’s agreeing with what you’re saying – even if you say something totally crazy. You need people who can tell you what you don’t want to hear. ~Al Pacino
  3. The strangest part about being famous is you don’t get to give first impressions anymore. Everyone already has an impression of you before you meet them. ~Kristen Stewart
  4. A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized. ~Fred Allen
  5. We all want to be famous people and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  6. Fame is a fickle food upon a shifting plate. ~Emily Dickinson
  7. I like to hide behind the characters I play. Despite the public perception, I am a very private person who has a hard time with the fame thing. ~Angelina Jolie

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How the power of words can change lives

Have you ever wondered just how powerful words can be? Well let me tell you a heart warming story to emphasize something I believe to be true.

Not long ago I had lunch with a group of old friends. Nothing unusual about that, you might say.

Even the fact that it was the first time we’d all been together in the same place, at the same time since the summer of 1979 was not exceptional. Such reunions happen all the time, don’t they?

Anyway it was genuinely a pleasure to see them all again and swap stories about how our lives had progressed since those far off days.

However it’s the story of one of my fellow diners that day that’s worthy of sharing with you now because I think it’s a source of inspiration and it reinforces the importance of just how powerful words can be.

Back in those distant days, we were all working together for the national telecommunications operator in Bahrain. Three of us had been young, graduate engineers on an upward career trajectory, with the future seemingly ours for the taking. The other member of our group, let’s call him Saeed, had been the handyman and tea boy in the department at that time.

Saeed was then a teenager, straight out of school. He was a bright and willing fellow but with absolutely no academic qualifications and he spoke very little English at the time. He came from a poor village and his perceived failure at school had left him feeling that he’d blown his chances and was destined for a series of low paid, low skilled jobs.

Fast forward 40 years and Saeed’s now every bit the poor-boy-made-good story.

Not only is he now a wealthy international businessman with two very successful businesses. He also has a string of qualifications including a PhD. Amazingly he’s now completed a second doctorate too.

In short, his success is impressive by any measure.

Nevertheless, how did Saeed get from where he was to where he is now?

The simple answer of course is determination and a lot of hard work. You cannot achieve anything without those ingredients.

However he also needed a reason to believe; a spark to light the fire. And that for me is where the story gets interesting.

Over lunch Saeed explained that it was a kind and encouraging word, all those years ago, from one of our fellow diners that had made him believe that he could make a success of his life, despite a poor start.

My fellow diner in question, let’s call him Tom, didn’t even remember the conversation. However back in the day it seems Tom had explained to Saeed that your future is not defined by your past, it’s an endless stream of opportunities which you can choose to take, or not, and you can make your life whatever you want it to be.

The power of these well-timed words of encouragement had an impact on Saeed so profound that they propelled him down the road to a destiny which otherwise he did not think possible. And in that is the point.

Words can be very powerful, so always choose them wisely.

A few well-timed words can inspire young people. Young people need encouragement more than they need critics.

So next time you’re working with someone in the early stages of life’s journey, remember your words can have the power to encourage them. They also have the potential to discourage them too, if you’re not careful. What you say and how you say it really matters.

Always offer positive words of encouragement, rather than harsh words of criticism.

Never, ever forget how powerful your words can be. The right words really can inspire young people to achieve their full potential.

If you want to leave a legacy behind you; it would be hard to improve on that I think.

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15 Quotes by Muhammad Ali

Many people imagine they’re famous but few experience genuine fame and the universal recognition that it brings with it.

One such person is the legendary, three-time world heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali.

Born Cassius Clay he rose above his humble beginnings to become one of the most recognizable and respected faces on the planet. He was also an inspiration to us all.

As well as being a respected sportsman he was also a respected thinker.

Consequently the many memorable and thought-provoking quotes he left us continue to offer an insight into the personal philosophy that drove Muhammad Ali to become such a great champion.

I believe the 15 quotes by Muhammad Ali included here today prove my point.

Muhammad Ali was driven to become a champion and if his philosophy worked for him, then it can work for you too.

So here are 15 of the very best quotes by Muhammad Ali.

Quotes by Muhammad Ali:

  1. I am the greatest; I said that even before I knew I was. ~Muhammad Ali
  2. A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life. ~Muhammad Ali
  3. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. ~Muhammad Ali
  4. Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. ~Muhammad Ali
  5. Hating people because of their colour is wrong. And it doesn’t matter which colour does the hating. It’s just plain wrong. ~Muhammad Ali
  6. Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even. ~Muhammad Ali
  7. It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe. ~Muhammad Ali
  8. I hated every minute of training, but I said, ‘Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ~Muhammad Ali
  9. At home I am a nice guy: but I don’t want the world to know. Humble people, I’ve found, don’t get very far. ~Muhammad Ali
  10. Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Muhammad Ali
  11. Don’t count the days; make the days count. ~Muhammad Ali
  12. It’s hard to be humble when you’re as great as I am. ~Muhammad Ali
  13. If you even dream of beating me you’d better wake up and apologize. ~Muhammad Ali
  14. Braggin’ is when a person says something and can’t do it. I do what I say. ~Muhammad Ali
  15. It’s not bragging if you can back it up. ~Muhammad Ali

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15 Quotes by Marilyn Monroe

In her day Marilyn Monroe was a big star and much has been said and written about her since her death. Some of it was true but mostly it was just myth.

However despite her untimely death, the legend that is Marilyn Monroe lives on to this day. She died tragically young and in circumstances that were rather sad.

Nevertheless she was much smarter than she appeared to be and many of her observations are actually quite sharp and funny.

The 15 quotes by Marilyn Monroe included here I think will prove this point.

The quotes attributed to Marilyn Monroe illustrate her grasp of what it was to be a woman in what was then very much a man’s world. In many ways for women the life experience has changed very little, so her observations should serve as a source of inspiration for women everywhere, even now.

Here are the 15 quotes by Marilyn Monroe. I’d welcome your comments on them but not before you’ve taken a couple of minutes to enjoy them.

Quotes by Marilyn Monroe:

  1. A smile is the best makeup a girl can wear. ~Marilyn Monroe
  2. A girl doesn’t need anyone who doesn’t need her. ~Marilyn Monroe
  3. Always, always, always believe in yourself. Because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? ~Marilyn Monroe
  4. I don’t mind living in a man’s world as long as I can be a woman in it. ~Marilyn Monroe
  5. Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. ~Marilyn Monroe
  6. I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times tough to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best. ~Marilyn Monroe
  7. I am good but not an angel. I do sin but I am not the devil. I am just a small girl in a big world, trying to find someone to love. ~Marilyn Monroe
  8. Sometimes you just have to throw on a crown and remind them who they’re dealing with. ~Marilyn Monroe
  9. Naturally, there are times when every woman likes to be flattered, to feel she is the most important thing in someone’s world. Only a man can paint this picture. ~Marilyn Monroe
  10. No one ever told me I was pretty when I was a little girl. All little girls should be told they’re pretty, even if they aren’t. ~Marilyn Monroe
  11. When it comes down to it, let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I’m already better than them anyway. ~Marilyn Monroe
  12. You better believe when the conversation is getting shorter with you, it’s getting longer with someone else. ~Marilyn Monroe
  13. A wise girl kisses but doesn’t love, listens but doesn’t believe, and leaves before she is left. ~Marilyn Monroe
  14. Respect is one of life’s greatest treasures. I mean, what does it all add up to if you don’t have that? ~Marilyn Monroe
  15. Sometimes I’ve been to a party where no one spoke to me for a whole evening. The men, frightened by their wives or sweeties, would give me a wide berth. And the ladies would gang up in a corner to discuss my dangerous character. ~Marilyn Monroe

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How to build wealth from nothing – 5 Top Tips

How to build wealth from nothingThere’s nothing anyone can do if you were born poor. That was just unfortunate. However you don’t have to go through life poor.

It is possible to build wealth over time and people do.

Many people born poor become very wealthy through their own efforts and you can too dear reader.

Here are five tips to help you build wealth from nothing.

How to build wealth from nothing:

1. Pay yourself first:

You’ll know I’m sure that making money can be relatively easy, whilst holding on to it is very, very hard.

We’re all constantly bombarded with reasons why we should spend our money in return for some fleeting sense of gratification. Would that be an experience you recognise dear reader?

It doesn’t have to be that way of course and rich people know that only too well.

So what do rich people do that’s different to everyone else? Simple! They always pay themselves first.

And what do I mean by paying yourself first?

I mean when you’re paid, you take a slice off the top of your income immediately and you put it away somewhere safe. And by a slice I mean say 10%.

And what do I mean by somewhere safe?

Well initially that would be depositing your money in an interest-bearing account.

However once your money starts building into a larger sum then you can start thinking about other forms of investment that’ll give you greater returns potentially. Stocks and bonds for instance.

Building a capital sum is important because as your money grows it starts to generate a second income stream for you. That may not seem important to you now but it will be as you get older.

So paying yourself first is a discipline to which you must adhere until it becomes a habit you do without thinking.

You must always put some money away and you must make that money work hard for you. You must grow and protect your investment portfolio with careful diversification and over time you’ll find yourself building a sizeable fortune.

So here’s today’s mantra for you: Pay Yourself First. Never forget that please dear reader.

2. Be an investor not a speculator:

You must understand that there’s a big difference between investing and speculation. They’re not the same thing at all.

I don’t wish to imply that there’s something wrong with speculation though. There isn’t.

In the world of finance speculation brings liquidity to the market and therefore it does have its place.

However speculation tends to operate on the ‘greater fool’ principle.

By that I mean someone is prepared to buy an asset for a given price in the hope that it can then be sold quickly to someone else, the greater fool, for a greater price.

This is what professional speculators do and they can make money this way because they know what they’re doing and they have sophisticated systems to support them.

However for ordinary people speculation is like gambling in a casino. And you should never invest your money as though you’re gambling in a casino.

You might get lucky occasionally of course but over time your losses will outstrip any gains you might make, and almost certainly by a significant margin.

So my recommendation to you dear reader is you should never speculate. Instead you should focus on becoming an investor.

By investing I mean buying stocks and shares in solid, well managed, cash-generative businesses which have the ability to pay good dividends on a sustained basis.

Buy stocks worth holding for the long term. This will provide you with a steady income stream from the dividends regardless of any short to medium term volatility in the market. And spread your risk by building a diversified portfolio.

If you reinvest your dividends then over time you will find that this approach should give you a good return on your money.

If you want to make money and build capital, then my advice to you dear reader is to be an investor not a speculator.

3. Focus on value not price:

The legendary investor Warren Buffett once said, “Price is what you pay; value is what you get.

With this observation he’s making a very important point. There’s a distinction between price and value.

A low price for an asset doesn’t necessarily mean you’d be getting value. And a high price doesn’t automatically mean you would not be getting value. Price in itself is not a measure of value. You must consider other factors to judge value.

When you’re buying any financial asset, says stocks and shares, you should always focus on value and you must establish metrics by which you can adequately judge the intrinsic value within that asset.

Judged in isolation price is just a number, nothing more.

A lower price means absolutely nothing if you’re getting little or no value in return for your money.

Never, ever forget that it’s the intrinsic value that will determine whether something is really worth buying or not.

Get real value at the right price and then you can get a decent return over time from an investment.

4. Create a personal private income:

Much as we all aspire to do work we love, you must never forget dear reader that ultimately work is simply a means to an end.

Essentially work is just doing stuff for other people in exchange for money. In turn that money is then the fuel on which we run our lives.

Money provides us with the means to put bread on the table, a roof over our heads and clothes on our backs and those of our loved ones of course.

If you work hard enough you can earn a lot of money.

Manage that money wisely and you can build capital. Invest that capital intelligently and you can create your own personal private income streams.

When you have a decent private income in your own right then you can truly pick and choose the work you do.

Then you only have to do what you enjoy doing; that thing that gives you a genuine sense of purpose.

Creating a personal private income is a worthy goal and it’s well worth the effort.

That way you’re in control of your own life and no one else can dictate what you should and shouldn’t do.

You’ll be in control of the good ship ‘Me’ and only you then decide where it goes.

The message here is, work hard so you don’t have to work hard.

5. Never forget what matters most:

It would be very easy to believe that a life filled with lots of money and materiality will make you blissfully happy. Well let me tell you dear reader, in isolation, it won’t.

I’m not suggesting that these things are not important but you must get your priorities right.

Yes of course, go out there and make money. Manage it carefully. Buy nice things and enjoy some of that money too.

However to be truly happy you must never lose sight of the most important thing in your life and that is family and friends. People are social animals; we’re not solitary like cats. We need other people and most of all we need our loved ones.

So make time for your loved ones, especially your children. Enjoy their company and make the most of every minute with them.

Never focus on work to the exclusion of your family and friends. Without them you have nothing. Money is important of course but people are much more important.

Never lose sight of the people in your life.

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