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Hips fiasco continues

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 15th June 2007
Surprise, surprise there’s a loophole in the government regulations regarding HIPs. This is for the people who are left having to take up a HIPs pack, i.e. 4 bed houses and above.
Obviously every major body is trying to get the government to make a U-turn on this poor idea, but the [...]

The Apprentice

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally Posted 14th June 2007
I watched the final of the Apprentice last night and really enjoyed it. I don’t particularly like watching the candidates as they go through the tasks as I find them very negative at times, but I have to watch that bit so that I can evaluate Alan’s decisions. I think that [...]

What Is This Pre-Occupation We Have With Luck?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 12th April 2007
I was just reading an interesting Blog article on the site and a comment where someone asked the reader to wish them luck.
I am always saying to people that there is no such thing as luck, to which most people think I’m on drugs.
The problem is they are relying on something [...]

Why We Make The Wrong Choices

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 30th March 2007
All choices in life are open to us, we can be anything we want, do anything we want to do or go anywhere we want to. We can chose to change any part of our lives whenever we want to. We can do this by changing our thinking whenever we want [...]

Is Your Conversation Helping You Go Where You Want To Go?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 29th March 2007
In ancient Greece Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance came upon the great philosopher and said, “Socrates, do you know what I just heard about your friend?”
“Hold on a minute,” Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. [...]

Being Responsible

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 19th March 2007
One of the greatest steps forward I ever made in the business and personal development areas of my life was when I truly discovered what the meaning of responsibility is.
Up until that time I’d say I was pretty much like everyone else looking for someone else to blame whenever my plans [...]

Why I Believe 83% Of The People Who Read My Book Will Fail To Even Come Close To Financial Success

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 20th February 2007
Do you need to be one?
Being an Entrepreneur, people who aren’t are always asking me what it takes to become one. I find the question quite difficult to answer. It is something I just am. I do believe that people can easily have success without this thing inside them, and I [...]

How Many Accounts Can I Get?

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 26th January 2007
It is very easy to put down savings accounts at the moment. Gone are the days of 5, 6, 7, or 8% on your savings in bank accounts, or so I thought.
Recently I started preparing a few savings accounts for my children. I’m a bit obsessive about getting them bank accounts with [...]

The Real Secret

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 25th January 2007
The Most Powerful Learning Trick in the World
I said in my book that to become an expert in a very small niche you had to focus on just that niche for a short period of time. Personally I believe the majority of skills needed to get going in property can be learnt [...]

Property Is All About The Future, But If You Don’t Make It Through Today Then The Future Is Irrelevant

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

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Originally posted 16th January 2007
I received this email recently and it highlighted something that is all too common in property investing. It happens when you get carried away by the sums of money that you can make in the future that you give no thought to the cashflow problems today.
I cannot stress enough that cashflow [...]

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