Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Make 'someday' happen now!

One of my favourite magazines is 'Entrepreneur' and gives plenty insight for the business-minded guy/girl that are currently thinking of starting their own venture.
An article written by Rory Cohen in the July2010 edition is titled "Make someday happen now." Quoting Aristotle's statement of "being entelechy," the article addresses the potential of every living organism (human being) to express itself to its fullest potential. In other words, you are not supposed to stay bland and be unsuccessful. Ha!
Cohen suggests that you only need 10 minutes a day to get your creative energy flowing and seeing some real results!
Herewith the steps that the article outlines:
1. Consider your 'someday' dreams carefully; What is your life calling for?
Write a list of all the things you've been thinking about doing but haven't done.
2. Choose one thing on that list to experiment with. It doesn't matter which one you choose.
3. Spend ten minutes focusing on what you have selected. Imagine that you have successfully achieved whatever dream you've chosen. Fuel the fantasy with as much positive energy as you can. For example: Ask yourself, what would you be feeling if you woke up this morning and that dream had come true? That's the feeling you want to focus on. If you do nothing else with your 'someday' dream but spend ten minutes everyday doing this exercise, you will see results.

It might take a little discipline, but ten minutes a day is not asking much. And, hey, you're planning YOUR life and making it BETTER!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Louis D Botha Sample Shots

Thanks for these shots from photographer Louis D Botha - it will soon feature on his new website. Once it's up and running I will post a link. He is certainly a photographer to be watched!
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Please check out his website here:

Friday, July 16, 2010

The trick to muscle building!

I'm sure every guy with a decent built, a six-pack and generally good physique gets asked:
My answer: Eat right.
Well, that's a start. And I've written about my diet plan numerous times before. It's so crucial in the whole process that you simply can't ignore the importance of good food - for your specific body type. I'm unable to prescribe my diet since it won't necessarily benefit you. I'd recommend a trial-and-error process: consume your favourite foods, add a few 'suggested' diet foods; and work out which ones benefit you. It might take you months to figure it out, but you will, eventually, and it will be a perfect solution for weight building problems!

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Monday, July 5, 2010

Relationship Hick-Ups?

I read an article this morning on the '5 key skills to preserving a healthy relationship.' See if you agree, and perhaps gather your own thoughts on how you think a relationship should be handled when it gets complicated... here are some points from the article;

Be willing to forfeit: the win-win strategy
In order to love and be loved, you have to let go of an argument, and be able to see the reason why your partner is upset with you; understand and be willing to agree to it. When your partner recognizes your understanding and agreement to the problem, he/she will be more understanding towards you.

Get to the point, nicely
Don't try and 'teach' your partner to be 'better' at their shortcomings. Be honest about your own. You have to get your point across by being honest about your own weaknesses, yet, not to insult or attack your partner's.

Be positive
It helps to create a positive outlook: find/suggest the solution instead of adding more problems to an argument.

For me, the biggest discipline in a relationship is to accept your partner's character traits, habits, and general personality. We are all different, and we do things based on our own, personal, value system. These values are never the same for any two people. If you learn your partner's values - the things they enjoy most (highest level of fulfillment = highest value) - then you will be able to communicate your own values through theirs. You can have your own needs fulfilled by considering your partner's and vica versa. Once you show true love - acceptance of a person for who they are (i.e. appreciating their highest values), then you will recieve this in abundance from your partner too.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Only hard work pays off!!

I've referenced his tips before, and you can also find him on Facebook. Rob Riches is an American fitness model who documents his daily fitness routine, experience as a fitness model and provide an insight into his life 'in the gym.' I've learnt a few tricks and tips from him, and I'd recommend his site to anyone that's interested in building (better) muscle.
Check it out here:

Or a direct link to his training blog:
He is very dedicated to refining his skill to become the ultimate fitness model. And even the skinniest (or most overweight) guys want to build a little bit of muscle. And the first step is to feel inspired and willing to go the extra mile. You have to create the will-power (find inspiration and a reason why you're doing it). Then, training becomes a psychological process of having the discipline to train hard on a daily basis; to eat right and be strict with your diet plan; and to be dedicated throughout busy periods. Once it's set in your mind, there are no limits!
For me it's been challenging due to my first priority = my day job. I work in TV production since this is my ultimate passion. Yet, my love for fitness & training will never disappear. I want to have the balance. I'm already very strict with my diet - and my friends will attest to this fact. Thereafter I simply have to create the time to train for at least 1 hour per day. This takes much effort and encouragement - especially during winter (and having a World Cup on your doorstep!) - but I'm never losing faith and determination. And no one should.
As for the long term goals and dreams, those facets still need a lot of work - and, admittedly, I can't expect to achieve anything without a plan. A 6-month plan, a 1-year plan, and a 5-year plan. My financial plan; where I want to live; how I'd like to spend my time; etc - all of which, surely, need the proper research and planning! You won't achieve success in the gym, or with your diet, or, with your career, if you don't do the planning and research first. So, I gotta get my grind going and back to the drawing board. Many ideas, many plans = research needed!

Supernova/World Cup

It's been a rad time on Supernova - the TV show that I work on for Supersport. This week we've had Danny K, Kabelo, Leon Schuster, Ryan Botha and Liquideep on the show. Word is that the show will continue after the World Cup. Exciting!
As for V_Entertainment, the other show I work on, for youth channel Vuzu, we are broadcasting an interview I did with soccer player Ryan Botha tonight. It should shed some light on the reasons behind him splitting with his ex-fiancee Natasha Shannon. Not a happy story. Great inserts thought, check it on Vuzu channel 123.
In the meanwhile, my brother is trying to get us tickets to the World Cup final - he insists that we should go to the final. I'd be very, very happy! Next week is also the much anticipated concert with Andrea Bocelli - which I can't wait for!
Alright, that's my quick update. Will write more laters!!