All this time, I frequently heard some words like this. “A was succeed because he had talent,” “B since born was genius, not surprise knowing that he become successful people now,” and etc… etc.. In our daily life, I guess you were too often hear things like that. Many people assume that success, intelligence, expertise is something that is pure acquired from birth. Many of them make excuses so they do not have to try. In fact, although talent is one factor that has influence on the success of someone, but it is not the only factor. If you ever watch the movie “Forest Gump” starring Tom Hanks, you certainly know what I mean. A fool could be succeed as long there is a will. And here are some stories of great people of their era that will open our eyes. That success is not derived from talent alone, but a strong will and unyielding attitude.
1. Albert Enstein
Who doesn’t know Albert Einstein? He is theoiritical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. He is famous scientist of the famous 20th century with the theory of relativity. He was also one Nobel laureate. Who would have thought he was a son of a late talking and also suffer from autism. As a child she also likes negligent with lessons. Although Einstein had early speech difficulties, he was a top student in elementary school. As he grew, Einstein built models and mechanical devices for fun and began to show a talent for mathematics
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Since a long ago, humans have a brain to think something extraordinary. This is called creativity. This creativity thing applied to many field in our life, including how to make money. Because make money is a must to-do thing that can’t be avoided by all people, then people really have to push their creativity to the limit in finding new ways how to make money. This is the reason why there are so many ways to make money nowdays. But according to Robert T Kiyosaki, there are three ways to make money to achieve financial freedom.
One of the most widely used by people is building a business. Business itslef now have a lot of varietion. Starting from just opening a store, shop, salon or something like that to a multi-national business, franchise until the royalties. But as the development of technology, types of businesses become even more variations.
In my opinion, the current business is divided into two streams, they are :
Nowdays, there are many conflicts around sibling in a family. So many people even fight each other more seriously when they grown up. What i most found in real life is the conflicts between sibling (brother / sister) who fight each other to obtain heritage when their parents is gone. This is the prove that people’s morality decrease significantly. Sometimes we have to think for a while. Is it worth it if we have to fight each other for money or something else. There are a good story show how the true brother/sister relationship should be. One of them are the Children of Heaven which you can found on my recommended movie post. But today, I will share another good story to read. This is about love between brother and sister. Hope this story will make us to ponder about our relationship with our sibling or another family member. Happy reading…..
I was born in a secluded village of a mountain.Days by days my parents plowed the yellow dry soilwith their backs facing the sky.
I have a younger brother, 3 years younger than me.Once, to buy a handkerchief which all girls around meseemed to have, I stole 50 cents from my father’s drawer. Father known about it right away. He made my younger brother and me kneeled against the wall, with a bamboo stick in his hand. “Who stole the money?” he asked. Read more…
Have you ever heard Zappos? If you follow the news, i thought you must already know this company. Zappos is a online shoe retailer that was acquired by Amazon on June 2009 (last year). Amazon has acquired Zappos for $850 million. Why Amazon want to buy Zappos? The answer can be found on Mashable site on this article. One of the factor why Zappos can be successful is the leadership of the management team of Zappo which is lead by it’s CEO, Tony Hsieh. In 1999, Tony Hsieh sold LinkExchange, the company he co-founded to Microsoft for $265 million. He then joined Zappos as an adviser and investor, and eventually became CEO. In 2009, Zappos was listed as one of Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies to work for, and was acquired by Amazon later that year in a deal valued at over $1.2 billion on the day of closing.
Last week, Tony Hsieh publish a book “Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose”. In this book, Hsieh offers his thoughts and his visionary about different business lessons he learned in life, from a lemonade stand and pizza business through LinkExchange, Zappos, and more. Ultimately, he shows how using happiness as a framework can produce profits, passion, and purpose both in business and in life. This books right now become #1 best selling books in Amazon, #1 in Barnes & Noble and #6 in iBookStore.
This is one of my favorite story about Wisdom. This story happened on Zhou Dynasty in China, when Confucius live. Confucius was a thinker and social philosopher, whose teachings and philosophy have deeply influenced Asian people thought and way of life. In this story, we can learn that wisdom doesn’t mean that we have to be correct all the time. As we can see together, almost all trouble in this world happen when everyone argue each other which one is right and which one is wrong. Sometimes, we forget what the most important is… Let’s learn from this story what called wisdom.
Yan Hui was Confucius’s favorite disciple who love learning, he also have a good personality.
One day when Yan Hui was on duty, he saw a fabric store was surrounded by many people. He approached and found a buyer and seller of fabric is being debated.
Buyer shouted: “3 X 8 = 23, why did you say 24?”
Yan Hui fabric buyers approached and said: “My friend, 3 X 8 = 24, no longer debatable.”
Do you ever heard your friends, families, colleagues said the they got bankrupt after play in Stock, Option or Forex Market? I am sure you frequently hear that, maybe dozen of times, maybe hundreds of times. It’s really true. There some theory said that 90% trader loss in this world. I don’t know exactly is this number really true or not. But the fact about the amount of unsuccess trader much greater than successful one is really true.
I found some interesting stories in the largest forum community in my country, kaskus. In thread posted by acangz, there is a discussion about people experiences after knowing forex trading. Most of them ever got bankrupt. I translated some of these stories in English. Read more…
From today, i tried to post some basic knowledge about investing and trading. This is usefull especially for them who don’t know too much about investing and trading field.
I already attended couple of trading seminar workshop in my country. Average fee of the workshop is about $800 – $2000 here. I’m sure it’s must be more expensive in the other country. And i am totally disagree about this price actually. Why? Because what they teach to us is only the basic. We can get all the material from books or the internet easily. It’s impossible to master this field in just couple of days workshop. Read more…
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Merry Christmas to all of you. In couple of days, we will leaves 2009 year and enter 2010. On christmas, we usually spend our time with our family to fill it with joy and happiness together. This christmas, i can’t spend my time with my parents because of my busy schedule of activites. So sad…..
Let’s back to my topic. If you don’t what about the topic is, it still about investing & trading. What i want to tell now is about Santa Claus Rally. Santa Claus Rally believed as one of most consistent seasonal pattern in a year. Read more…
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Today i will attend 3 days Global Internet Summit (GIS) Workshop Seminar at Kowloon Palace International at Plaza Surabaya. For me, this is the first step to build my online business after i resigned from my workplace. A Lot of speaker who train in this seminar is a success internet marketer like Adam Ginsberg, Ewen Cia, Fabian Lim, Jaz Lai, Shaun Stenning, Terence Tan, Vince Tan and Alok Jain. I feel very enthusiasm to attend this seminar, because i love internet marketing field. My brother also attended this seminar at jakarta 2 years ago. He must paid IDR 4.000.000 (around $400) for the seminar. And for this seminar i will attend today, i only paid IDR 147.000 ($15). What an unbelievable price. I will attend this seminar with my brother. Hope i will get some inspiration to start my online business.