Go Strong | Go Hard

To me this ad is very powerful. It is saying if we set our minds to it we can do anything. I am constantly amazed at how the advertising in New Zealand is changing to more of a you can do it, and we are here to help you succeed way of looking at things.

It talks about having a desire so strong to complete something that you will do anything to make sure you complete it.

Go Strong

There are a few adverts on TV that have caught my attention lately in New Zealand.

One that stands out is the Anchor Milk Go Strong ad.

Have a look at it and see what you think.

 

To me this ad is very powerful.  It is saying if we set our minds to it we can do anything.  I am constantly amazed at how the advertising in New Zealand is changing to more of a you can do it, and we are here to help you succeed way of looking at things.

It talks about having a desire so strong to complete something that you will do anything to make sure you complete it.

This ad shows people achieving things after working really hard at it.  To me this is like business.  You have to Go Hard and Go Strong to succeed in business.

I was listening to an Inner Circle today from Dave Wood and he talks about how the butterfly has to beat it wings against the cocoon until it breaks it open.  If someone releases the butterfly before it has broken out of the cocoon it will just fall to the ground, as it does not have enough strength in its wings to fly.  This is like business, or life, you need to do the hard work, the building of the strength before you will succeed.  You need to put in the hard yards, writing blogs regularly, marketing your business, bettering yourself by reading and listening to empowering audios, and working with others.  You have to Go Strong, make the commitment to complete the tasks you need to do every day to succeed.

Other ads on TV at the moment are about creating your own story in life.

What story are you creating for yourself.?

Are you happy with where you are in life or do you want to change your story?

Find something in life that makes you want to get up and work on it every day.

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My Story |Who is Leonie Henskie part 2

This is part two of my life story, covering adult life and Entrepreneurial leanings.

Heretaunga is where I met my husband to be.  I was doing Pharmacy school and he was doing Business Computer Studies.  We met in the common room of the Halls of Residence.  He and a mate were throwing darts at a photo of one of their tutors and it caught my attention.  We hit it off as a group of friends immediately however it was not until the third term that Alan and I officially started going out.

One of the tings that happened to us at Heretaunga was we got caught in the middle of a street fight.  One of the members of our group saw his sister been hassled by some drunk children and he stood up for her.  The boy said I will get my big friends onto you and we did not think anything of it.  When we were heading back to the train station after we had done our time in Upper Hutt. We were accosted as a group.  Two of the guys in our group had Martial arts back ground and Alan was a brawler however he got the brunt of the attack.  The guy that attacked Alan caught him in the jaw so as we raced to the station to get help we were also working out that we would be calling for medical help as well.  I remember spending some time with Alan in Lower Hutt hospital while they took xrays fortunately he did not have a jaw that needed wiring however he was on complan ( a meal substitute for about a week afterwards.  The police caught the guys and when the rest of our party that were not in the hospital went to identify them they were barely recognisable as they had resisted arrest.

In the halls of residence at Heretaunga you each had your own dorm room in a community.  I was in a community of mainly pharmacists and podiatrists and where we did all our socialising was the kitchen area of each community.  This was a totally different kind of halls of residence to what we had in Dunedin but you were able to have your privacy.

Unfortunately I found out at Pharmacy school that exams and I did not agree.  I had been near the top of the class for a number of my subjects during the year but as soon as exams came along I failed a couple of subjects and even after doing specials for those papers I still failed them.

Instead of getting a job this holiday or going away with the family my Christmas holidays that year were spent studying for the Specials exams.  I was also keeping in contact with Alan so that may have been a distraction, but I remember studying at my grandparents over the holidays while the rest of my family went away as usual. When I went back to sit my exams I remember I still had access to the Halls of Residence but while I was waiting for the results I was staying at Alan’s place.  When I got the results that even after Specials I had failed two subjects, my parents said that it was not worth doing a year of only two subjects and it was time for me to find a job.  They also said that it was better for me to stay in Wellington as job prospects in Christchurch were not good at that time.

Alan’s family took me in until I managed to get my first flat and job.

So that was my first real experience of the big bad world. I went through a short term role and then was lucky enough that a relative was able to refer me to a job at an insurance company where they had worked most of their lives. I went through a temporary job doing records filing as my first introduction to working for someone else and then I got my first permanent role.  I was with that company for 4 and a half years  until I resigned and went temping.  As soon as I had my first real job I got into my first flat, that was great until the owners decided to sell it out underneath us. This was a flat share situation with two other people and we all got on very well.  It was a great introduction to flatting for me.  When we all went our ways  I found another flat closer to the main shopping centre in our suburb which was OK except that the flat was owned by a male that expected me to do all the “Female” chores and did not share responsibilities very well. When I had enough of that I moved into a flat with another couple and Alan was eventually able to join me as a flatmate.  In that flat we had such a great time.  The other couple were fantastic and we still see them from time to time locally. We had a lot of fun there and I even had my 21st birthday there , well the Wellington celebrations anyway.  I also had a formal 21st birthday in Christchurch with all my family and childhood friends.

For my 21st my parents gave another chance to travel before I settled down.  They gave me an 18 day Contiki bus tour where I got to join a busload of youth, all under 35 from Sydney to Adelaide and back again.  It was an amazing trip. There were people from a number of nationalities on there and we all got very communal.   I saw some amazing scenes and one that stood out to me was at Mt Buffalo the Lorikeets were so tame they would use you as a perch. I learned a lot on that trip.  It was the first time I had been away by myself ever and I had a ball.  My parents sent me on that trip in the hopes I would meet different guys as I was spending all my time with Alan. It was great I had a wonderful time but my heart was still there for Alan.
Alan got the opportunity to accompany the international Diplomat bag over to Sydney with his job while I was away so gave me a big surprise and turned up in Sydney when I was there for my final few days.  That time is special to me as it is the first time Alan proposed to me, but at that stage I said let’s wait and see because I knew there was conflict with my family. We lived together for another few years as flatmates until we finally committed as I had decided then that I could take anything Alan could throw at me.  We have now been married for 23 years.

When that couple who were the leaseholders decided to move into their own house we found our first flat together which was for us only. It was wonderful, we got to know each other really well and we had other flatmates come and join us from time to time. After a couple of years of this we got serious about looking for a house of our own, decided we would rather build new than buy existing and started looking at plans.  When we told my family that we were buying a house we did it in the wrong order and said we are buying a house together and we are getting married.  It should have been said the other way round.  I basically left most of the Wedding arrangements to my family. As far as Alan and I were concerned we just wanted to be together, and we always say that the day we practiced our vows with the Minister is when we really felt the commitment.  My family set the date for the 19th of September as it had history I do not know the relevance but to me it is the most wonderful day as it was when Alan’s and my life really started together.  We moved into our new house on the 23rd October a month after marriage and we are still there today.

Wedding photo

We started getting involved with ML M and other entrepreneurial ventures a long time ago.  The first one we got involved with was a company called Echos and they were doing a high quality imitation of the big name perfumes.  We had a bit of success with that company and enjoyed the products.  I can’t remember exactly what happened with that company but after that we did our first stint in Amway, then I found Neways which I loved and am thinking of getting back in again because of the products, then picked up Amway again and as soon as possible I got back into Neways, and then we did ACN while I was still doing Neways as a wholesale buyer.  We have also done Indian Perfume and Oils importing,  and organised some big dance parties and more intimate public events and imported and wholesaled magazines and other products not readily available in New Zealand, so we have always had an entrepreneurial spirit.

Over the years Alan has been in stable work, in fact through company changeovers and outsourcing his history is 20 years with one company.  However I have moved around a lot including been home-based for 10 years which is when I first started exploring Internet options.  Over the years I have been a temp, a contractor and a permanent staff member so for me getting made redundant was not a big issue except that the job market this year has been crap. In the past when I have been made redundant or out of work Alan has always had a steady income.

When Alan got made redundant at the end of last year he was excited because of the fact he was going to start his own business and I was fully supportive of that. He started doing all the research and trying to network which was fine while I was still working but when I was made redundant as well in August things started getting tough.

We have worked through this and all I can say is thank goodness I was with Empower Network as it has given me the courage to keep going, to remain positive no matter what comes my way and know that no matter what happens things will work out.  For instance we were just about to request assistance from the government when I got the temp assignment I am on now and that has kept our heads above water for another month. I am enjoying my assignment but really I want to get to a stage where I can enjoy spending time with Alan and not worrying about whether we are going to have a roof over our heads.  I have enjoyed my taste of freedom and I want more of been able to devote my time to this business and enjoy the full entrepreneur lifestyle.

When I came across Empower Network,  Alan had just been made redundant and was looking at setting up his own Business Coaching business and I loved the products and could immediately see the potential so I went all in.  The potential I saw was that the information provided by the products could be used by any business owner to improve their business and having a fully supported blog platform where all the hard work was done for you was fantastic.  Since then I have done two boot-camps, been made redundant myself, and generally been through the school of life in one year.  I have learned so much about myself and know that as soon as possible this business is going to be Plan A because the job-market is very bad and I just want freedom to spend time with my husband and friends and not stress about how the basic bills are going to be paid.  I want to be able to enjoy travel and everything else I have missed out on over the years because we have been doing jobs for people.  Ultimately I want to be able to help people achieve their freedom and also give to charities that are dear to me in time and money.

I know I have missed out heaps of highlights and influences. As I am writing this I am remembering more and more things so I will share more about things that have happened in my life.

I want to share more with you, but to do that I need you to come along on this ride with me.

Have a great day

Millionaire Mind | Wealth Files Part 9

What you need to do is move from hard work to smart work. Rich people understand and use leverage. They employ other people to work for them and their money to work for them. Leverage is what a business like I am doing uses too.

Millionaire Mind | Wealth Principles

Well folks this is part 9 of the series I have been doing on the book by T.Harv Eker “The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”

I have loved this book and have learned so much reading it that I wanted to share the knowledge with everyone.

In the last post we covered the Wealth Files 11, 12, and 13.

Wealth File #14

Rich People manage their money well.  Poor people mismanage their money well 

How do you manage your money or do you manage your money at all?  For me I have realised going through the financial downtime I am currently going through that I have not been a good money manager.  I would generally live from pay to pay hanging out for the next pay as much as possible.  I was terrible at putting money aside for the right things.  But reading this book has changed my thoughts so much.
I am now going to look forward to managing my money when I get it.  Making a proper effort to put money aside for the different purposes it should be put aside for.  Harv Eker says that “Until you show that you can handle what you’ve got, you won’t get any more!” he also says that “the habit of managing your money is more important than the amount.

 

He gives an example of one of the attendees of his course who for the first month only had a dollar to divide into accounts.  Based on the allocation that Harv teaches she put 10c into her FFA (Financial Freedom account). And split the rest of the dollar up into the various other accounts which I will detail later.  This attendee thought to herself “how the heck am I going to become financially free on 10 cents a month, so she committed to doubling that dollar every month. So it went $1, $2, $4, $8, $16 and so on until the twelve month was $2048 that she was dividing up each month.  Then two years later she began to collect some amazing fruits from her efforts and was able to put $10,000.00 straight into her Financial Freedom account.

 

So you can see from this that just starting with any amount will make the universe see that you are managing your money.  It doesn’t matter if you have a fortune right now or virtually nothing.  What does matter is that you immediately begin to manage what you have got, and you’ll be in shock at how soon you get more.

 

Now here is the breakdown Harv says we should be doing with our pay when we get it.

 

  • 10 % into your Financial Freedom Account (This money is only to be used for investing never spending)
  • 10% into your long term savings account for spending later
  • 10% into your Education account – so you can always pay for education
  • 50% into your necessities account – I see this as your everyday expenses running account
  • 10% into your Give account – this is your account for giving to charities etc.
  • 10% for your Financial Freedom spending account. This is the account where you give yourself a fling or treat each month.  It is designed to be spent in full each month.  This is so you feel rich and get a taste of your new life each month.

 

Either you control your money or it will control you.

 

Wealth File #15

Rich People have their money work hard for them.  Poor people work hard for their money.

 

Were you always told stuff like a penny’s pay for a penny’s work or similar types of quotes?  Maybe you were told you have to work for your money but not told the rest that you also have to make your money work for you.

 

What you need to do is move from hard work to smart work.  Rich people understand and use leverage.  They employ other people to work for them and their money to work for them.  Leverage is what a business like I am doing uses too.  I have been taught for years that network marketing works because you are leveraging off other people’s time and more and more now with technology we are also able to leverage our time by doing things like Google Hangouts with multiple people at once and many viewers, Periscope, You Tube videos where you put the information out once and then many people can view it and blogging like this.

 

The idea is that first you work hard for your money and then you let money work hard for you.  Remember money is energy.  Most people put work energy in and get money energy out.  People who achieve financial freedom have learned how to substitute their investment of work energy with other forms of energy.  These forms include other people’s work, business systems at work, or investment capital at work.

 

The definition of financial freedom that Harv gives is “the ability to live the lifestyle you desire without having to work or rely on anyone else for money.”

 

To win this money game the goal is to earn enough passive income to pay for your desired lifestyle.  In short you become financially free when your passive income exceeds your expenses.     This is why a lot of people will reduce their expenses.  Some of the people in the world with the greatest Net Worth just do not look like millionaires or billionaires because they do not flash their wealth around.  They have learned to reduce their expenses so they can live the life they want.

 

Harv has identified two major sources of passive income:

  • The first is “money working for you.” This includes investment earnings from financial instruments such as stocks, bonds, T-bills, money markets, mutual funds as well as owning mortgages or other assets that appreciate in value and can be liquidated for cash.
  • The second is “business working for you”.  This entails generating ongoing income from businesses where you do not need to be personally involved for that business to operate and yield an income.  Examples include rental real Estate, royalties from books or music or software, licensing your ideas, becoming a franchisor, owning vending machines or other types of coin operated machines and network Marketing.  Also any business that is systematised to work without you.

If you want to get involved in Network Marketing I would love to have you along for the ride.

 

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Let’s change this world together

 

Have a great day

Millionaire mind | Wealth Files Part 6

If something bad happens to you e.g. a redundancy do you look at it as an obstacle or an opportunity?

Rich people see potential growth and they focus on rewards. Poor people see potential loss, and focus on the risks.

Millionaire Mind | Wealth Files

 

This is the sixth post on things I have learned from “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind”

Last post I talked about the first four Wealth Files.  Today I am going to talk about the next three.
These Wealth Files  are from ‘Secrets of the Millionaire Mind” by T Harv Eker

Wealth File #5
Rich People Focus on Opportunities. Poor People focus on Obstacles

If something bad happens to you e.g. a redundancy do you look at it as an obstacle or an opportunity?

Rich people see potential growth and they focus on rewards.  Poor people see potential loss, and focus on the risks.

Poor people generally make choices based on fear, their minds are constantly scanning for what is wrong or could go wrong in any situation.  Their primary mind-set is what if it doesn’t work? Or more often, “It won’t work.” Middle class people are slightly more optimistic.  Their mind-set is “I sure hope this works.”

Rich people expect to succeed, they have confidence in their abilities, creativity and believe that if stuff goes wrong they will find another way to succeed.

Rich people focus on what they want, while poor people focus on what they do not.  Remember what you focus on expands.  Because rich people focus on the opportunities in everything, opportunities abound for them.

Your field of focus determines what you find in life.

For me when I was made redundant I focussed on it as an opportunity.  For me it was a chance to put some serious work into this business, doing blogging etc.  It was also an opportunity for me to experience to some degree the life I want to lead of freedom.  Now work opportunities are coming my way so I will not have the freedom again but will keep working on that in my own time.

Harv Eker says if you want to get rich focus on making, keeping and investing your money.  If you want to be poor, focus on spending your money.

Rich people do research quickly, and then take action.  Poor people are known to do the research and then keep doing the research without ever taking action.

Rich people trust that once they are in the game they can make intelligent decisions in the present moment, make corrections, and adjust their directions along the way.

Wealth File #6
Rich People admire other rich and successful people.  Poor people resent rich and successful people.

How do you look at rich people?  Do you look at them and want to associate with them and learn from them or do you think they are bad in some way?  If you think rich people are bad you will never be rich.  You need to change that mental programming.

Me, personally I am loving my association with rich people and am soaking up as much of their knowledge as I possibly can. When I look back at my history my husband and I have always been around rich and successful people.  Over the years we have met some very rich people, and our first real introduction was our first multi-level marketing company. We have always enjoyed spending time with the top earners and have made an effort to do so in every other business we have been associated with.  To me rich people are my mentors, they have done it, so I am going to follow in their footsteps as much as possible.

The truth is resenting the rich is one of the surest ways to stay broke.  Instead of resenting the rich we need to start admiring the rich blessing them and loving them.  That way when you become rich other people will admire you, bless you and love you instead of resent the heck out of you the way you might do them now.  One of the sayings in in Hawaii based on old Huna Wisdom is

“Bless that which you want.  If you see a person with a beautiful home, bless that person and that home.  If you see a person with a beautiful car, bless that person and bless that car. If you see a person with a loving family, bless that family and bless that person.  If you see a person with a beautiful body bless that person and bless their body.  In other words Bless that which you want”

 

Wealth File #7
Rich People Associate with positive, successful people.  Poor people associate with negative or unsuccessful people

Take a look at the people around you.  What sort of people are they? Do they celebrate the success of others or do they put down their success?

Harv Eker says the fastest and easiest way to create wealth is to learn exactly how rich people, who are masters of money, play the game.  The goal is simply model their inner and outer strategies.  If you take the exact same actions and have the exact same mind-set, chances are good you will get the exact same results.

Here is Harv’s answer if the loved ones you are closest too are negative

“First don’t bother trying to get negative people to change. That’s not your job.  Your job is to use what you have learned to better yourself and your life.  Be the model, be successful, be happy, then maybe – and I stress Maybe- they’ll see the light (in you) and want some of it.  Again, energy is contagious.  Darkness dissipates in light. People actually have to work hard to stay “dark” when light is all around them.  Your job is simply to be the best you can be.  If they choose to ask the secret, tell them.

Second keep in mind another principle that is taught in another of Harv’s courses “everything happens for a reason and that reason is there to assist me.” Yes it is difficult to be positive and conscious around people and circumstances that are negative, but that’s your test! Just as steel is hardened in the fire, if you can remain true to your values while others around you are full of doubt and even condemnation, you’ll grow faster and stronger”

Did you know that most people earn within 20% of the average income of their closest friends?  That’s why you’d better watch whom you associate with and choose whom you spend your time with carefully.

“If you want to fly with the eagles, don’t swim with the ducks”

Rich people hang around with winners.  Poor people hang around with losers.  Why? It’s a matter of comfort

 

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Procrastination | Reasons for Procrastination

There are two main reasons for procrastination, the fear of success and the fear of failure. Today I go a bit more in depth of these two fears and ways to overcome them.

Reasons for Procrastination

Over the last few posts I have been talking about procrastination.  In the first post I was fairly general about some of the reasons for Procrastination,  in the second post I shared some quotes about procrastination and how they apply to me and in this post I am going to discuss the two major fears that can lead to procrastination.

My husband has been doing some training as well for his business as well and his mentor said that the two main reasons for procrastination are the “fear of Success” and the “Fear of Failure” and so he suggested I go into more detail on these fears.

Why is it that so many lottery winners are back to where they started a year after they won the lottery? Why do Pop Stars that become famous overnight have so much problem dealing with it? Particularly if it is a result of a reality show.  A lot of the reason is that these people do not know how to handle success.  A lot of people do not how they would handle success if it came to them suddenly by doing something so they procrastinate.

You have to know how to deal with success, and the way you learn, is by reading and listening to audios.  Training your mind that success is natural, that you will succeed and you will be able to handle it.  Your mind has to be prepared to accept success otherwise it will self-sabotage all your efforts.

The way I am preparing my mind is reading powerful books like Napoleon Hill, listening to audios like our inner circle audios and I am also listening to subliminal recordings and hypnosis but that is not for everyone.

Other ways we can prepare ourselves are by meditation and associating with other successful people. Masterminding with other successful people enables you to associate success with you and your friends and just be accepted.

 

Reasons for Procrastination

 

The other major Fear you have to overcome often to stop procrastination is the “Fear of Failure.” With this fear you are afraid that you will fail so do not even want to start the task before you.  You might have been told all your informative years that you will never come to anything, that you might as well not try as you will fail.

One of the the first things you have to teach yourself is that all successful people have failed before they achieved.  One of the most important things to remember is that Edison failed 10000 times before he succeeded in creating a working light-bulb.  Donald Trump has failed many times but what makes him great is that he always gets up and starts again and is now one of the richest men in the world.   What you need to do is look at failure as just a step along the way to success.  Each failure gets you further along the path to success as you learn how to deal with that issue and progress further on the path to success.

 

PicMonkey Collage

The more important thing is if you fail do you just try again after analysing the reason for failure? If you do you will be preparing yourself for success and the more you do this the less you will procrastinate.

These are two main reasons for procrastination,  There are multiple reasons but most of them will boil down to these two reasons.

If you have enjoyed reading my post on reasons for Procrastination,  then comment below with examples you have come across and methods you are using to overcome these two main fears.

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Reasons for Procrastination

To summarise the two main reasons for Procrastination are fear of success and fear of failure and they both can be interchanged and overcome by preparing the mind.

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Have a Great Day

Leonie

 

Places that I love going to again and again

Hi everyone, today I am going show you some of my favourite places that I holiday in regularly.  We have been going to Taupo for about twenty years and I never

Hi everyone, today I am going show you some of my favourite places that I holiday in regularly.  We have been going to Taupo for about twenty years and I never get tired of visiting these places.  I am going to share with you today some of the photos from last time so you can see the beautiful places I love to go to on my holidays.  The reason for doing this today is that today is the last official day for a number of people in New Zealand to enjoy their summer holidays, however a number of people in Wellington and Auckland will likely stretch their holidays because they have the provincial anniversaries coming up in the next couple of weeks.  I myself am going away for the last week of January to Turangi and Taupo and am really looking forward to it.  We are going to the annual summer festival concert and this year it is Foreigner, Three Dog Night and Heart.  Last year was wonderful and I expect the same this year.

The reason why I am talking about holidays is that I am looking forward to being able to take breaks whenever I desire instead of only being able to go away for a short time each year.  Today we were watching Home in the Sun and the person was looking for a place in Antigua, average temperature of 24 degrees celius all year.  We have also seen people looking for homes in South of France and Spain and we so want to visit these countries and explore them properly. We are already making our dreams and we know we will achieve them now. This business is just so amazing.  If you want to join me click the link saying Gateway to success and we can travel the world together.

This is the view we have out our unit.  The Phoenix Resort where we stay has the most beautiful Rose gardens and I have had many a happy moment photographing individual roses over the years.

A Place we try and visit at least once every two or three years is the beautiful Huka Falls.  I have tried to include a photo here to try and show the power of the waterfall but you really just have to experience it.  The Power of the water is incredible and the colours are amazing.

Yes that is a jetboat at the end of the white rolling surf.

The next place we love to visit is the Aratiatia Rapids.  They open the spillway once or twice a day depending on the season.  When you first arrive the spillway is closed and the river is only a very little trickle. Over the course of about 20 minutes you see the trickle become a raging torrent like this.

The other place which is a must see every couple of years because it is always changing is the geothermal park called craters of the moon.  Over the years we have seen this change a lot as paths have to be adjusted as live activity starts up in places which might have been dry a few months ago.

In this photo you can see the mud bubbling as well as the new growth on the side of the canyon and also some of the many volcanic colours.

As you can guess Taupo is an area I really love and go to it time and time again.

If you haven’t been to Taupo before I can certainly recommend it.  There is so much to do in the entire lakes area.

Once again, would you like to do this when you like and also see other parts of the world?  If you would then come and join me and see what I am doing by clicking the link on the side which says gateway to success.

See you on the other side

Leonie

 

My Introduction

New Year, Family,Online,Business

Hi everyone

My introduction

My family consists of my husband Alan and our two cats, Raspberry and Coffee.  Alan and I have been happily married for 25 years this year and during that time we have explored a number of business opportunities and also done preparation by doing papers like the Certificate in Small Business and the Certificate in Advanced Business Growth.  For the second Certificate we did our research on starting an online business, so we have some understanding of the terminology of the online world.

My husband Alan and me on a day out
Raspberry and Coffee
Shadow on the Ottoman

A few years ago we finally completed a major goal for us of getting our outside living space working and installed a 78 square metre deck all enclosed at the front of the house which has enabled me to grow some citrus fruit in the very windy suburb of Woodridge, Wellington, New Zealand.  Today it has been so nice having the sliding door open so the cats can go in and out as they choose and the house can breathe.

Our Deck Long view
Showing the size of the deck
From the front of the house
Looking into the deck from the back

 

 

 

 

 

Both of us are exploring online businesses at the moment and looking to retire as soon as possible.

One of my major hobbies is sponsoring directly a few people in Africa.  I have a Kenyan family called the Sifuna Barasa Family which I sponsor directly.  I pay their monthly rent, have helped out with each girl’s birthday and also for Peter and Janet, have assisted them to get out of danger during the Kenya elections, have helped get family members out of hospital after they have been discharged, and generally keep in touch with the family. One of the things we have done is contribute towards the church they are building in their village. Hopefully next year we will get to visit the Sifuna family in Kenya.  We already know we will be having a holiday like no other when get there.

The Sifuna Family

I also support a young student in Uganda called Peter Omundi.  Since I have known him he has gone from been a young adult on the streets to a student at Medical laboratory school.  I have helped him get books for study, given him the confidence to apply for scholarship, find work in the meantime before school started and he treats me as his Mom.  I have sent over a suitcase of sheets, blankets and clothes for school and a good quality old phone which has enable him to keep in touch and also do research for school. Peter is asking for us to come over for his graduation next year.  He is so proud of what he has achieved so far.

This is a photo Peter has taken of the class in training.

My passion is helping people.  That is why I do online business.  I want to help people to succeed in whatever they are doing by providing them the tools to so so .  My love is mindset and how a positive attitude to life in general can get you places.

 

 

Have a wonderful day

 

Leonie