Success Secrets a Teenage Arnold Schwarzenegger

A short documentary arnold-schwarzenegger-teenageron the early life and success philosophy of the great Arnold Schwarzenegger!
When people say that you can’t do something and tell you to give up – don’t listen to the ‘no’.
Arnold shares some of his blueprint that he learned as a teenager on Goal-setting, Vision, Focus, Rules, Risks and Consequences.
Watch this short, highly charged and emotional video of the lessons learned and getting support from unexpected sources by giving them credit.Over to you Arnold…

What are You Teaching the World?

lead_learnRemember even after you leave formal education and school you are always learning and teaching others.  From your words, your behaviours and your actions, what are you teaching those around you?

No longer is this world run by those who learned something a long time ago and repeat the same over and over again.

Become a Leading Learner… be eager to learn constantly and grow, then be a leader by teaching others all the cool stuff that you are learning.
As always, the world changes starting with you. Grassroots change is the way forward, not the outdated top-down approach.

Now… What do you really want to be teaching?

Go out and start learning about it.  Be forever an inquisitive student.


Kid President: It’s time to wake up people. This one goes out to teachers, teachers and students.

It’s time to get our learn on, and we got a lot to learn too. I don’t know it all, but I know a few things. Science. You’re here. You take up space. You matter. It’s just science, man. Don’t be a bully. Don’t even be a bully to the bullies. It just makes more bullies. We can all be awful sometimes, but we can all also be awesome. It’s time to be more awesome, and that’s what it’s time for.

History, we got to study it, so we don’t repeat it. But as history does repeat itself, now I’m going to name my pet dinosaur, Reginald. I just hope he doesn’t eat me. We can’t just study history, we got to make history, and history is made by ordinary people. Ordinary people like you and me and that guy. The world’s greatest thinkers, Confucius, Albert Einstein, Justin Timberlake, they put their pants on one leg at a time, just like me. Well, I put my pants on one leg at a time while I’m dancing. You can go, bye. Yeah, you’re going to be in the video though.

Life is a school, and you got to show up. You can’t just sleep in. You can’t be late, and you can’t just hang out in bathroom, that’s gross! It’s like Walt Whitman said, “Yolo.” Except he didn’t say that, but you would know that if you would read the book. Baby! Seriously read a book, any book, except the vampire ones.

You want to change the world, you got to know about it. What if Shakespeare didn’t go to school? His plays would be even more confusing, “To be or not to be?” Is that the question? I don’t know what a question is, I didn’t go to school. Anybody? Help me out here. I’ve got a question for you, “What are you teaching the world? How to be boring? How to make the world sad?” No, no, you’re not. We’re teaching the world what it looks like to be awesome. No matter who you are, somebody is learning from you. Everybody is a teacher, and everybody is a student.

Look for the awesome. Teachers see things, they see when you run down the hall, they see when you’re passing notes, but they also see the person that we can all become someday: a writer or a speaker or Martin Luther King. Teachers keep teaching. Students keep studenting. That’s not a word, sorry about that.

Here’s to teachers that see the awesome. The homework is this. What do you want to teach the world? Do it, let’s make some history together because it’s simple math. Together, we’re louder. Those girls are a little too loud. Is there a teacher that inspires you? Let him know. This is for teachers everywhere. So, share it with them. We got to make the world awesome. Somebody is learning from you. I’m out. Get your learn on. We’re making history. I’m gone.


Keep learning, people.

Boss or Leader – Which Are You?

boss-leaderAre you a Boss or a Leader?

You may recognise your employer and those in management positions.

A boss is someone who tells people what to do, bosses them around. Employees usually work out of fear and not respect. Mainly fear of upsetting the boss and therefore getting fired. You may recognise people in your organisation that live off the backs of others and don’t do much themselves, other than give orders and always looking for an easy ride.  They usually use fluffy words and turn the conversation to actions of others, rather than being accountable and sharing themselves.

A real LEADER is someone who leads by example. They are prepared to ‘get off their high horse’ and get their hands dirty, to both learn how a job in an organisation is done – as well as show others how it is done.
Leading by example brings you real respect. People will follow you because you know where you are going (by being at the front) and they know that you are all on the same journey together.

Many ‘lazy’ people aspire to be a boss and do nothing.

Why not choose to be a Leader and be respected instead for putting energy into everything you do….

The Wisdom of Bruce Lee: 25 Quotes on Mastery, Martial Arts & Consciousness

bruce-lee-plateau“Bruce Lee was a phenomenon. When he emerged into stardom in the early 1970′s, the world was blown away. A martial artist at the top of his form, a captivating presence on film and in person, he was humble, intelligent and well spoken, a combination that successfully shattered the one-dimensional stereotype of the Chinese people as portrayed in Hollywood cinema up to that point. Obsessively driven, he accomplished more in his short 32 years than most do in their entire lifetime, his fame growing to an iconic level after his death in 1973. In 1999 he was named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of the 20th century, and the awards, honours and accolades he received, both while living and posthumously, remain too numerous to name here.

He was also a philosopher and a poet. Though less well-known, this side of his personality undoubtedly played a large role in the near-mystical qualities many claim he brought to his life and work. In the creation of Jeet Kune Do, his personal style of martial arts, Lee shed many of the traditional techniques of the fore-running schools in an effort to distill and improve upon the core elements therein, creating a style more in line with the flow of life itself. His personal philosophy was no less controversial. Influenced by much of the wisdom from the east, he nonetheless held no doctrine as the sole arbiter of truth, didn’t possess a belief in a higher power and claimed freedom from limitation as the highest liberation. Beyond doubt, a self-made man.”

Here, then, are 25 of his most famous quotes. True to form, they are short, simple and direct in their wisdom.

  • Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.
  • What you habitually think largely determines what you will ultimately become.
  • Take no thought of who is right or wrong or who is better than. Be not for or against.
  • Reality is apparent when one ceases to compare. — There is “what is” only when there is no comparison at all, and to live with what is, is to be peaceful.
  • A good teacher protects his pupils from his own influence.
  • To know oneself is to study oneself in action with another person.
  • Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.
  • If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.
  • Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there.
  •  Real living is living for others.
  • I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.
  • Many people dedicate their lives to actualizing a concept of what they should be like, rather than actualizing themselves. This difference between self-actualization and self-image actualization is very important. Most people live only for their image.
  • It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.
  • The stillness in stillness is not the real stillness; only when there is stillness in movement does the universal rhythm manifest.
  • As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
  • A good martial artist does not become tense, but ready. Not thinking, yet not dreaming. Ready for whatever may come. When the opponent expands, I contract; and when he contracts, I expand. And when there is an opportunity, “I” do not hit, “it” hits all by itself.
  • If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves. Moving, be like water. Still, be like a mirror. Respond like an echo.
  • Things live by moving and gain strength as they go.
  • Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.
  • A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
  • If you don’t want to slip up tomorrow, speak the truth today.
  • A quick temper will make a fool of you soon enough.
  • The knowledge and skills you have achieved are meant to be forgotten so you can float comfortably in emptiness, without obstruction.
  •  If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.
  • If there is a God, he is within. You don’t ask God to give you things, you depend on God for your inner theme.
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The Hidden Dynamics That Inspire Leadership and Trust – Simon Sinek

Simon-Sinek-leaders-eat-lastGreat lessons on Leadership. How to build trust and connection with people around you.

I felt it was a great video and wanted to share it with you.

Email is great for exchange of information, phoning and meeting people is actually better. It shows you care and prepared to put time and energy into your communication and relationships.  I meet up with friends as often as possible and give people my time.
At times it is quicker/easier to reach a lot of people via email or other mass media.  This connection is weaker but I still hope you value it and take time to watch the video to benefit yourself and those around you.

People feel more comfortable around those they can trust in an organisation/team/family/company and know they’ve got their back. Do you feel this way around your colleagues? What about companies you deal with? Are they looking out for themselves only or for your interests? Do they give others credit or try to steal credit from them because they don’t feel safe?
Groups like this cause stress and cortisol, which makes people self-interested, less empathic and less generous – only caring about themselves.  This has a negative knock-on affect to those around them.

Leadership is not a rank or position in an organisation, it is about a decision to look after the people around you.

Watch the video and meet your Happy chemicals: endorphins, dopamine, seratonin and oxytocin

Remember, I got your back!

Bobby :-)


In this in-depth talk, ethnographer and leadership expert Simon Sinek reveals the hidden dynamics that inspire leadership and trust. In biological terms, leaders get the first pick of food and other spoils, but at a cost. When danger is present, the group expects the leader to mitigate all threats even at the expense of their personal well-being. Understanding this deep-seated expectation is the key difference between someone who is just an “authority” versus a true “leader.”

A trained ethnographer and the author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action, Simon Sinek has held a life-long curiosity for why people and organizations do the things they do. Studying the leaders and companies that make the greatest impact in the world and achieve a more lasting success than others, he discovered the formula that explains how they do it.

Sinek’s amazingly simple idea, The Golden Circle, is grounded in the biology of human decision-making and is changing how leaders and companies think and act.

His innovative views on business and leadership have earned him invitations to meet with an array of leaders and organizations, including Microsoft, Dell, SAP, Intel, Chanel, Members of the United States Congress, and the Ambassadors of Bahrain and Iraq.Sinek recently became an adjunct staff member of the RAND Corporation, one of the most highly regarded think tanks in the world. He also works with the non-profit Education for Employment Foundation to help create opportunities for young men and women in the Middle East region. He lives in New York, where he teaches graduate level strategic communications at Columbia University.

For more on this topic, check out Sinek’s latest book Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t.