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Loral Langemeier

“If you want something new, you must do something different today.”

Loral Langemeier

From her book – ‘The Millionaire Maker’


I was fortunate enough to attend one of Loral’s seminars in September and WOW, is this lady powerful!

Loral pulls no punches in telling you that it is your responsibility to change your thinking and your behaviours if you want to achieve a better outcome in your world, especially your financial world!

The good thing though, is that she follows it up with some great advice on exactly how to do that.

If she is ever in your town, do yourself a favour – go and see her.

A Reason To Do Things Differently

Dog in Kennel

The dog stayed in his kennel

One fine sunny day a traveller was walking down a dusty road past a farm by an old country town.

Suddenly he heard a terrible howling noise. He looked around but couldn’t see where it was coming from, so he kept walking.

Further down the lane  he came to a gate at the farm entrance, where he could now see the farmouse. In front of the house he could see a large kennel with a massive dog’s head and two large paws sticking out from the front.

He saw the farmer working nearby and waved hello. The farmer smiled and waved back.

Suddenly the awful howling noise struck up again. The traveller realised that it was coming from that dog in the kennel.

“Hi there, Sir.” he shouted to the farmer.

“Lovely day, ain’t it!” responded the local.

“Excuse me Sir, but is that your dog making that terrible noise?”

The dog let out a bloodcurdling howl once more.

“Sure is.” answered the farmer. old farmer

“Well, is he in pain or something. It surely sounds like he is.”

The farmer stopped what he was doing and sauntered over to shake hands with the traveller.

“Yes, my friend I’m afraid he is. I’ve been meaning to fix it, but there’s a nail in that there kennel, that’s sticking out ya see. Every time he sits down in that there kennel, he sits on that there nail and it’s a real pain in the butt for the critter”

The traveller was shocked and he said, “Well surely he must know what’s causing it then, so if he knows it’s a pain in the butt, why doesn’t he move, or sit somewhere else or do something different?”

“Well, my friend”, continued the farmer, “It’s really quite simple.”

“That dog’s been around folks so long, he’s practically human. He’s just like us really. You see the nail hurts just enough to give the big fella something to whimper and whine about – it just don’t hurt quite badly enough for him to actually do anything different!”


Tony Inman flying

Tony's View

The moral of the story: If something in your life is giving you a pain in the butt, and it’s something about which you have the power to create a change, stop whingeing or feeling sorry for yourself and take action!

If you think you can, you can! Do it now!

So often in our lives, we act just like that dog in his kennel. We whimper and whine to anyone who’ll listen to our terrible problems, but in reality, if we just got off our butts and out of our comfort zone, we can take back the power to change our own lives, to create our own destiny.

Some of the main excuses people give is that they are too old, too tired, and too broke.

That’s just baloney! You’re never too old. I’ve been running a City to Surf 12 km run, thinking I’m doing all right for an old middle-aged git. Then I look around and see someone about 90 overtaking me!

Tiredness? We all feel that in today’s hectic world, but it’s amazing how when you set your mind on achieving something and start to take action, the tiredness disappears! I’ve played sports and there were days when I didn’t feel like training. I was too tired from work. I also found that when I kicked my own butt out through the front door and went training, I came home feeling fantastic!

Too broke? Who isn’t? Whose fault is that though? – Yours or everyone else’s? If you look for ways of saving money or making extra money, both of which help achieve the same goal, then I reckon there’s a pretty good chance you’d enjoy the opportunities I came across recently.

Check out this site for ways of saving money on great vacations, staying in 5 star places at as low as 1 star prices…


Plus if you want to earn the money to make significant changes, check this out…


If you’ve been howling and whimpering, you’ve probably been ‘barking up the wrong tree!’. Contact me for ideas on how you can make things change.

Meanwhile, don’t forget to “Make Good Things Happen!”

The Shoe Salesman in Africa


A Shoe Salesman in Africa

The Shoe Salesman in Africa

It’s all about perspective…

There’s a timeless story about a shoe salesman, whose Company one day decided to give him a new opportunity. They sent him to Africa to launch their new product range.

He was very excited to have been chosen for such a promotion, but within a week of arrival, he was on the phone to his boss back home, sounding very dejected and disheartened,

“Boss, I’m sorry, but you may as well bring me back home. This is a complete waste of my time and the Company’s money. No-one wears shoes in Africa!”

The boss agreed to let him come home, as he didn’t want unhappy staff.

He decided however, to give another of his salesman a try instead.

Within a week, the second shoe salesman was on the phone to his boss, barely able to contain his excitement!

“Boss, this is amazing! Quick – send me more shoes! Give me everything you’ve got – no-one wears shoes in Africa!

Tony Inman Tony’s View:

The moral of the story is that we can all choose how we look at things in life. Some of us get bogged down in the problems and the obstacles. The go-getters see only the opportunity and the prize. It’s never too late to change your personal filters!



On a positive ‘foonote’, whilst looking for a photo for this post, I found a heartening story from Shannon Cook of CNN:



Blake Mycoskie asks "What's afoot?"

Blake Mycoskie asks “What’s afoot?”



Step into Blake Mycoskie’s shoes for a day, and you might wind up feeling enlightened. Not just because the shoes he wears are incredibly lightweight, but because they transport him to regions of the globe where footwear is a rare, precious commodity.


So what are these magical slippers? They’re called TOMS, and they’re the foundation of Mycoskie’s one-for-one business principle: for every pair of TOMS sold, the 32-year-old gives a pair to a child in need.

The idea came to Mycoskie — who calls himself a “serial entrepreneur” whose first company was a laundry business he started in college — while he was vacationing in Argentina. He says he was overwhelmed by the sight of children living without shoes. But instead of simply starting a charity, he decided he could better serve by launching a for-profit business.


Tony’s Take-away: Look at ways of helping others and you will simultaneously help yourself.