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You’re Fully Responsible For What Happens To You.

To succeed in any effort, it’s essential that you accept full responsibility for the outcome. Starting out with any other attitude almost guarantees failure. Teenagers who are told that their criminal behaviour is a result of social deprivation will carry on, secure in the knowledge that it’s someone else’s fault. Employees who think they have a poor boss will hold back, knowing they can blame him when it goes wrong. Businesspeople who believe that the economy is dying on its feet will stop investing, secure in the knowledge that their failure can be laid at the Government’s door. It is all depressingly self-fulfilling.

Don’t deceive yourself. Whatever ventures and endeavours you undertake – accept responsibility. The outcome is down to you… no excuses.

As soon as you do this, a miraculous thing will happen – your chances of success will multiply. It’s easy to blame someone else, but not so easy to blame yourself. When there’s someone else to blame, it’s so tempting to give up at the first hurdle. “The bank wouldn’t give me any money”, you may say. “The customers didn’t see what a good product I had”, or maybe, “My colleagues let me down” and “There’s just too much competition out there.”

When you accept full responsibility for the outcome, you won’t give up: “Let’s try another bank… and another”, you now say. “Let’s see how else we can sell it”, or “ I’ll make up for my colleagues short comings.” Also maybe: “How can we provide a better service than the competition?”


Colonel Sanders, at the age of 66, approached over 2,000 restaurants with his idea for Kentucky Fried Chicken before he found one that would give it a chance. How many would you have approached? Five? Ten? Most of us would have given up long before, not blaming ourselves of course, but rather the damn fool restaurant owners who wouldn’t know a good idea if it jumped up and bit them. Sanders took full responsibility. He had no intention of blaming anyone else, and as a result, he had no reason to.

Twelve publishers turned down J K Rowling before she found one that would publish her Harry Potter books. It would have been so easy for her to bemoan the fact that the publishers just wouldn’t give a chance to a single mum writing adventure stories, primarily for boys, and give up. She didn’t, she took responsibility. And now she’s at least £400 million richer!

Do yourself the biggest favour you can. Take full responsibility for the outcome of every project you undertake from day one. Your successes will be all the sweeter and your failures all the more rare.

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John Harrison  

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YOU’RE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE… WELL ALMOST!

If you want to understand the needs, wants and motives of others – and it’s critical to optimising your life outcomes that you do – there’s a really easy way to do it. When you realise what it is, you’ll be amazed you didn’t figure it out before, but you’ll also, more than likely, be a little disillusioned. 

You see, people have been telling you that you are unique since you were a small child, and on the surface, you are. Scratch below that surface though, and we all share pretty much the same wants, needs, hopes, desires and motivations.

So when you’re trying to figure out what that other strange person you’re dealing with really wants, it isn’t difficult. Their underlying wants are the same as yours, although they may be manifested in slightly different ways.


We’ll be looking at what some of these wants, needs and desires in other articles, but for now hold on to the idea that the people you’re dealing with each day are just like you. When you’re trying to figure out ‘where they’re coming from’, a little introspection will usually deliver the answer.

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John Harrison  

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There’s No Such Thing As A Negative Event

I’m sure you’ve heard the old  saying: “It’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good.”  Like me though, you’ve probably not given it a great deal of thought, or considered what you can learn from it.

Ill winds don’t come  much worse than  tornados. Despite being  an  incredibly  destructive force, there is a positive side if  you look hard enough. For example, there  was a  gentleman called Tetsuya Fujita, of the University of Chicago, who has made a career out of  ‘twisters’. He is a world expert, and the scale on which the severity of a tornado is measured carries his name. Thanks to tornadoes, Fujita’s place in history is  assured. Without them nobody would know who he was, and he  may never have made his mark. Tornadoes have benefited  others too. Numerous  film-makers,  TV   documentary  teams,  authors   and   photographers   have enhanced   both  their  professional  reputations  and  bank   balances  as  a   result   of   work associated with these killer winds.

When news of a tornado is reported in the press or  on TV,  everyone  focuses on  the  cost. It’s always portrayed as a negative  event, which  is  understandable. But  one  man’s  cost  is another man’s revenue. The cost of clearing up  after  a  tornado  doesn’t  disappear  into  the ether. It goes into the pockets of the  enterprising  individuals  and  companies  who  make  it their business to deal with such matters. The following news story illustrates this…

“Great news today from Jackson County, Texas, where a tornado ripping  through  several large towns has created a boom for construction firms in the area. A spokesman for the local trade association estimated  that $30 million of  work  would  be  coming  the  way  of   local building   firms, and  at  least 1,000  short-term  jobs  will  be  created. Local  hospitals  also reported record business, with billings to insurance companies likely to approach a five-year high.”

I’m sure you realise that I’m using tornadoes as a euphemism for just about any “negative” event. The point is this – for any negative side to  an  event there is  always  the  other,  more positive, side… a  positive side for someone. The  task is  to  identify  that  positive  side  and capitalise on it.


Let’s look at more examples. War and  international  conflict  are  universally  regarded  as negative. Yet for many – those involved in the production of  armaments  for  example – war is good and peace is bad. It’s the other side of the coin that we rarely look for.

Understandably, when my office was broken into, I wasn’t  in  the  mood to  appreciate  the positive side of the ever-increasing crime figures in this  country. However,  the  companies I subsequently paid to install an  alarm system  and  roller shutter  doors were  probably  better placed to do so.

Then there’s the economic recession, which is almost universally  viewed  as  negative. Yet in   any  recession  there  are  winners  and  losers. Reduced  property, equipment  and  stock  prices will provide an economic springboard to many new ventures.

Redundancy   is   also   perceived   to   be   a  negative  event.  And  yet  an  equally  valid interpretation is to see it as an opportunity to  make  a  fresh  start, allowing  time  to  find  a  new,  more fulfilling path, and there may  be  a  hefty  redundancy  payment  to  finance  the  search.  Many people  go through redundancy and find a  far better  paid, more fulfilling  job than that which they lost. And with their redundancy payment still intact.

There isn’t a single ‘negative’ event that doesn’t  have a  positive side –yes, even  death, as any undertaker or  florist  will testify. The important thing is to identify the positive aspect to events and put yourself on the right side of the fence.

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John Harrison  

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 John Harrison – Streetwise Publications

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You’re As Strong As Your Weakest Link

On the night of April 14th 1912, during her maiden voyage, RMS Titanic struck an iceberg and sank two hours and forty minutes later in  the early hours of  April  15th.  At the time of her launch in 1911,  she was the largest passenger  ship  in  the  world  and  regarded  as  the safest. The sinking  resulted  in  the  deaths  of  1,517  people,  making  it  one  of  the  worst peacetime disasters in maritime history and by far  the  most  famous.  But  what  caused  the unsinkable to sink?

It’s been the subject of much controversy for decades. Some have blamed a faulty rudder, while others have cited navigational errors. But according to new research, the key factor in the ship’s sinking may have been the use of sub-standard rivets.

The ‘rivet theory’ was first raised  in  the  1990’s,  no  pun  intended,  but  was  denied  by Harland  and  Wolff,  the  company  that  built  the  ship.  Now,  historians  have  uncovered evidence that the company was forced to compromise on quality as it struggled to build three huge ships at the same time. Faced with a regular  supplier  unable  to  cope,  they  turned  to smaller forges producing less reliable products, to make up the shortfall.


RMS Titanic was deemed unsinkable because it was designed to stay afloat, even if four of its watertight compartments  were  flooded.  But  when  it  hit  the  iceberg,  so  many  rivets popped along the starboard side  that five compartments  took  on  water,  and the  ship  went down. And so it seems that this most famous of  ships succumbed to the truth of a well-worn saying: “A chain is as strong as its weakest link.  ”No amount of engineering  or  technology could overcome a deficiency in a small, but critically important part of the ship.

What’s true of RMS Titanic s true of you. Are you confident  that  the ‘rivets’ in  your  life are strong enough to withstand some unexpected impact? Or have  you  perhaps  cut  corners along the way, gambling that you can avoid any nasty icebergs? The bottom line is  that  you can’t afford to neglect any area of your life (and health is particularly critical)  in  pursuit  of what you see as more important goals. Any shortcomings will eventually  find  you  out  and sink all your plans.

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John Harrison  

PUBLISHERS NOTICE  

“Is This The Fastest Way To a Luxury Retirement?”

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Dear Streewise Customer,

Did you know that by doubling your money, you’re only 16 steps from turning £100 into more than £1,600,000 – (THAT’S ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS!)…

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This powerful wealth strategy is THE fastest way to a luxury retirement. What’s more, it’s now available in one full package for the very first time.

Let me introduce you to one of my most trusted insider sources. To meet him visit:

www.streetwisenews.com/onemillion

It took me a while to arrange this invitation, so I hope you’re going to take advantage of it. Don’t waste this chance, you’ve just been referred to someone who can change your life.

Kind Regards

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 John Harrison – Streetwise Publications

PS This comes with a full cast iron money back guarantee. Take a look today with no risk what so ever.

What You Really Want May Not Be What You Think.

Hollywood legend Morgan Freeman didn’t always want to be an actor. As a young black man growing up in the American South in the 1950’s, you can imagine that he wasn’t starting out with the best of advantages. But that didn’t deter him, because what he wanted more than anything, was to become a fighter pilot. 

He joined the US Air Force at age 16, as an engineer, and studied and worked hard until finally, at age 21, he was given the opportunity he’d dreamed of for so long – to train as a pilot. Given the prejudice and barriers in place at that time, this was an incredible achievement. But as he sat in the cockpit of the plane for the first time, a transformation came over him. A fundamental change took place. This wasn’t what he wanted at all.

Freeman realised that he was sitting in a machine designed specifically to kill and destroy. That would be his job – his role in life. And that wasn’t the idea he’s fallen in love with. What Freeman had fallen in love with was some Hollywoodesque notion of what a fighter pilot was and represented – how they were seen, perceived and treated. He wanted to play the role of a fighter pilot, but without having to do what a fighter pilot does. He walked out on the US Air Force that day and never went back.

Here’s another story. I suspect this one isn’t true, but it further illustrates the point I’m hoping to make.

A boat docked in a tiny Mexican village. An American tourist complimented the Mexican fisherman on the quality of his catch. “How long did it take you to get those?” he asked. “Not so long,” said the Mexican. “Then why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American.

The Mexican explained that his small catch was quite enough to meet his needs and feed his family.

“So what do you do with the rest of your time?” asked the American. “I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evening, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar and sing a few songs. I have a full life.” 


The American interrupted. “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you! You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat.”

“And after that?” asked the Mexican. “With the extra money the bigger boat will bring, you can buy a second boat and then a third boat, and then more until you have an entire fleet of trawlers. Instead of selling your fish to a middleman, you can then negotiate directly with the processing plants. Pretty soon you could open your own plant. You could leave this little village and move to Mexico City, Los Angeles, or even New York! From there you could direct your whole enterprise.”

“How long would that take?” asked the Mexican. “Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American. “And after that?” mused the fisherman.

“Afterwards? Well, my friend,” laughed the American, “that’s when it gets really interesting. When your business gets really big, you can start selling stocks and make millions!”

“Millions? Really? And after that?” said the Mexican. “After that you’ll be able to retire, live in a beautiful place near the coast, sleep late, play with your children, catch a few fish, take siestas with your wife and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends.”

We all have goals and aspirations. We often spend years dreaming about them and working towards them, but without giving a great deal of thought to the key questions…

Why do I WANT this? Do I REALLY want this?

These are uncomfortable questions because they get right to the heart of who we are, what really motivates us, and what we really want out of life.

Morgan Freeman discovered that he didn’t actually want to be a fighter pilot, he’d just bought into a myth about what a pilot was and wanted the status, prestige and standing that a pilot enjoyed. The Mexican fisherman realised what the American tourist couldn’t yet see… that he already had what great wealth would bring – the time and freedom to live exactly as he pleased. He didn’t need to invest the 20 years of blood, sweat and tears to become wealthy to get the benefits he wanted. So what about you?

What are you dreaming about or working towards? If it’s a particular business or career, do you really want to go into that business or career? Or when you think deeply about it, are you doing it to garner some social or financial benefits that you feel will come with it. And if that’s the case, is there some (perhaps easier or more palatable) way you can enjoy these same benefits without spending a huge portion of your irreplaceable life working towards something you don’t really want?

Morgan Freeman discovered his outlet through acting. The Mexican fisherman was smart enough to realise that he already had what he wanted. Very few people do this – unless they happen to be fictional characters, created to make an important point! So again, what about you? 

What do you really want? Is it to be at the top of the ladder you’re currently climbing? And even if it is, might there be another ladder somewhere else that gets you exactly where you want to be without the steep climb or the feeling of vertigo when you get to the top. These are questions that only you can answer, but I hope I’ve at least given you a reason to ask them.

Kind Regards

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John Harrison  

PUBLISHERS NOTICE  

“Is This The Fastest Way To a Luxury Retirement?”

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Dear Streewise Customer,

Did you know that by doubling your money, you’re only 16 steps from turning £100 into more than £1,600,000 – (THAT’S ONE MILLION SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS!)…

double 2 letter.png


This powerful wealth strategy is THE fastest way to a luxury retirement. What’s more, it’s now available in one full package for the very first time.

Let me introduce you to one of my most trusted insider sources. To meet him visit:

www.streetwisenews.com/onemillion

It took me a while to arrange this invitation, so I hope you’re going to take advantage of it. Don’t waste this chance, you’ve just been referred to someone who can change your life.

Kind Regards

john sig.png

 John Harrison – Streetwise Publications

PS This comes with a full cast iron money back guarantee. Take a look today with no risk what so ever.