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Monday, April 4, 2011
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Nutritionists have spoken about the 'dangers' of popular soft drinks, and Coke is no exception. There's an article doing the rounds online called 'Coke vs Water' which I cross-checked with my dietician, and she supports all the points being made.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
My brother sent me this article earlier today, courtesy CNBC:
These 'highly effective habits of millionaires' are tips that I consistently see when reading about successful people. If so many pieces of advice are repeated, there has to be logical reasoning behind it. And, by the way, reading about successful people is already a start if you are trying to be successful yourself. Whether that means being rich, or happy with your life, your job, the people that surround you, or just being generally satisfied with the world you live in.
Start by paying yourself first. The article states: "The average millionaire household saved over $39,000 last year, and plans to save the same or more this year." The minute that you receive income, put it into a savings account first. Before any other debit orders go off, or before buying anything with that money. Most of us spend the money first, and by the time something is left over, you feel that you don't have enough to save.
The other important discipline is managing your time. In the article it's written: "Millionaires only have 24 hours in a day, just like the rest of us. What separates them from us is time management. While the rest of us go home and flop on the couch in front of the TV, the wealthy are reading and doing things that contribute to their success."
It continues by citing examples of millionaires like Bill Gates (Microsoft), Steve Jobs (Apple) and Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway), who spent hours 'after-work' refining their skills by reading, researching, and doing extra groundwork. Ultimately this resulted in being a cut above the rest.
In the same manner as applying discipline to your health/training routine, or your day-job, the same should be applicable to your wealth. Else, it will never change!
Wishing you a very productive and blessed day!
Friday, March 11, 2011
One of my movie screenings last week included the new Ashton Kutcher/Natalie Portman feature called 'No Strings Attached.' (The movie is releasing in South Africa on Friday, 1 April).
I have been in a similar situation as the main characters of the movie. You meet someone and feel physically attracted. Sexually you enjoy each other's company, but refuse to start a relationship.
However, being physically involved with someone creates a shared 'energy' if you like, and falling in love is really unavoidable.
I find it fascinating to hear that some people actually do maintain a 'no-strings-attached' relationship. Perhaps one of the two people in such a 'bond' just ignores the real sensation of loving someone, and chooses not to have a fully fletched relationship. Whether you believe it is truly possible, or not, it's really hard to be sexually involved with someone without feeling 'more.'
In this movie it becomes clear that falling in love is inevitable. One of the messages though is not to change who you are. That being said, it is important to accept someone else for who they are. I think this is almost the most important aspect in a relationship. If you feel comfortable with yourself, you'll also be happy with the person you're with.
Go check the trailer of this movie:
I will post more images once they are available of what the first-ever South African playmate will look like of Playboy South Africa. The launch party is happening next week Thursday 17 March and we'll be shooting for our TV show 'V-Entertainment' on Vuzu TV (vuzu.tv) and I'll be sure to take some pictures for Twitter and to blog.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The online magazine hosted on "issuu" called 'Trend Frenzy' is currently running an interview with me, featuring some pictures from my portfolio.
Click on the main image on the site, and browse to page 58.