Conquer Yourself

August 03, 2020

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable; procures success to the weak and esteem to all. (George Washington) The Sirens were three mysterious women who, according to Homer’s Odyssey, lived on an island. Whenever a...

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Debt Part 2

July 20, 2020

Trying to keep up with the Joneses will keep you perpetually in debt. Stop spending money you don’t have, to buy stuff you don’t need, to impress people you don’t like! So let’s get a handle on your financial situation and...

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Debt Part 1

July 06, 2020

Debt kills options - period! A couple of decades ago, a friend of mine had a small credit-card balance of a few hundred pounds and was paying just about the minimum payment monthly. He also had a payment-protection insurance which...

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Thinking with greater subtlety

June 22, 2020

A book lover once commented that the value of books is that you benefit from the experiences of others and gain access to their insight without having to go through the process they passed through. Others have made the discoveries...

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Build your mind

June 08, 2020

Reading is one of the soundest investments you can make in yourself. Soak-up-facts method of education is not what we are talking about. Real education is that which develops and cultivates the mind. Anything which improves thinking ability is good...

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Think more deeply

May 25, 2020

Some people never pick up a book to read after their formal education; what a waste! I heard that if you put your arm in a sling for six months without using it; it will atrophy. What do you think...

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No pleasure so lasting

May 11, 2020

The ability to read is an awesome gift, enabling you not just to perform tasks like reading the instructions for the use of new electrical equipment, or reading the signs to where you’re going or reading the label on a...

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A real life-transforming habit

April 27, 2020

Reading is life-transforming and can help us achieve our full potential and lead a richer life. Reading can transform your life because the more you read, the more you know. The more you read, the more you can imagine. The...

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The most powerful habit for success

April 13, 2020

It doesn't matter how huge a door is: if you have the right key, the door will open. The habit of reading is the key that will open many doors. Books are idea containers, books are liberators. Countries ruled by...

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The ladder of success

February 20, 2020

Over a decade ago, while holidaying abroad, I woke up one morning with this thought ringing in my head: ‘books are ladders … books are ladders’. As I pondered on this phrase I realised the acuity of these words. Books...

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