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Hi All My Wonderful Readers

 I am so excited to be writing to share with you a unique opportunity to attend an upcoming event that’s taking place in Singapore and the UK!

 At the National Achievers 2011 UK Congress:

 One  of he Achievers is green, mean and still holds a world-record title.
 Yes, Sir Richard Branson – World famous entrepreneur and founder of Virgin Group Companies

 Anthony Robbins – World’s #1 Peak Performance Coach

 Lord Alan Sugar

 and more ….

 Find out who is speaking at the

 National Achievers Congress 2011, Singapore, May 20-22

 And who else is speaking at

National Achievers Congress 2011, UK, July 2-4


This event is arguably the #1 seminar in Europe and Asia and you get to spend 3 days with the best experts in a power-packed program and gain exclusive access to the latest technologie
 and tools   to help you maximize your results.

 This is truly an iconic event for people who seek the best in life and many of my friends have come to thank me for recommending this seminar.

 Many are already rushing to buy tickets to this year’s National Achievers Congress because of the breakthroughs and profound impact it has on people’s lives for over 19 amazing years!

 What you have before you is a golden opportunity and a turning point in your life, which YOU should NOT MISS!

 Click here to get your ticket before it’s gone.

National Achievers Congress 2011, UK, July 2 – 4

I look forward to seeing you there at the UK event, where I’ll definitely will be there!

 To Your Prosperity,

Sofina Khan

P.S. Early Bird pricing is in effect, but it will not last. The earlier you book your tickets, the more you save.

If you know you want to attend the year’s premier event dedicated to transforming your life, now is the time to act. Don’t delay as you might not get a seat!

Go here to sign up now:

National Achievers Congress UK 2011

 The time is really coming and very soon in May2011, Singapore, Asia – The National Achievers Congress.

 and then soon after in July 2011, London UK – The National Achievers Congress.

Robert Kiyosaki’s and My View

As a young working person in the 1990s and early part of 2000, I was told to start a pension. My financial advisors, accountants, FSAs, etc kept telling me to put my money in a pension fund!
I never fell for this notion (I found it so absurd if not meaningless), even the fact that I was being told by my financial advisors that the Government will put some money towards my pension, if I put some money towards it. This NEVER EVER appealed to me and I always thought that the best way of creating a pension fund would be to invest in bricks and mortar.
Buying Property and getting income cash flow now and in future was going to be my pension.
Why would I take out a portion of my income to go into a Pension Fund that I could access when I was in my 60s and have aboslutely no control over its growth. I found this very foolish and I naturally felt, for some unknown reason (The Law of Attraction may be) to find a way of creating my own pension. I always, always had an interest in property and I thought this is my way!

Sorry to digress on the above. Now moving back to Robert Kiyosaki. I first read Robert Kiyosaki’s book 9 years ago and realised that this is what I was already doing on a small scale with a challenging life. At least I knew that this was the right thing to do, no one taught me to follow this path, I did it naturally (please do not think I am bragging, I am not) and reading a book such as this, only confirmed my beliefs.

At the same time. I really wanted to get out of the rat race especially the commuting, even though I enjoyed working and living in the City (London), I loved my job and I loved my work colleagues and I loved working in the Square Mile. This was a dream as a child and no doubt many young adults have the same dream and can relate to this.
I did become a very good high income earner but I still did not like the thought of trading so much of my time for money. Whilst working for 9 years in the City, I decided that the chance for me to stop was when I start my family. Before I stopped working in the City, I started thinking that when I stop working, I really want to be achieving a level of income where I can live comfortably while raising a young family.
As a woman, a mother, a carer, my life compared to Robert Kiyosaki’s was different in respect of the fact that I am a woman. Most men (not all) can detach themselves from their kids and family and focus on making money, achieving goals at a much faster rate than mothers of young kids or even older ones. Life does not get any easier, the older your children get (if you have them).
Anyway, what the sole objective of my Blog Post is that while you are working in your early years (if you so choose to) think about other ways of making money so that you find ways of thinking like me and Robert Kiyosaki’s thinking  and finding ways of “my money working hard for me and not me working hard for my money”
I really wanted to create a lasting wealth and increase my financial strength year after year, so that I had my money working hard for me and not the other way around if I so wanted. My financial strengh has been a slow one, but this is because of the challenges in my life. Anyone, without these challenges, will undoubtedly do much better than me and a a faster pace.
I would have personally carried on working by choice, but my cirmstances had changed in a way that it was better for me to not go back to the rat race and to focus on my special needs child. If I had not thought and planned ahead, I would not have been able to do this and would have been forced to go back to the rat race.

I would really like to quote the following email that was recently sent to me (20/05/10) and I will just quote all that was written:

Here we share the wisdom of Rich Dad from Robert Kiyosaki. Learn the first 5 Rich Dad secrets you never knew!
Step 1: Decide to Be Rich
Robert sat quietly that night and his lessons began all over again. He could hear his rich dad talking. “The only difference between the rich, poor and middle class,” he said, “is the kind of lifestyle they want. You don?t have to be psychic to tell a person?s future. If you listen to the words a person uses, they will tell you their future.”
Rich Dad believed that words were a person’s most important tool. He constantly reminded Robert to watch the words he spoke, simply because he believed that the words you speak and the words you think ultimately become the world you live in.
So that night, Robert remembered Rich Dad reminding me to listen to different people?s words. He noticed that poor people often said:
“I just want enough money to pay the bills.”
“I need a few dollars to get to the next pay day.”
People who used words such as these, often focused only on financial survival. Rich Dad often referred to these people as “poor” people, because they were poor managers of money.
So a person who thought or spoke words such as these was constantly fighting for financial survival, regardless of how much money they made.
The middle class used different words because they had different ideas about how to use their money:
“Our home is our most important asset and our largest single investment.”
“We’re setting a few dollars aside every month, so we can afford the down payment on our dream home.”
“We’re saving money for our children’s college education and our retirement.”
Robert noticed that the middle class focused on comfort. That is why so many of them say, “I don’t want to be rich. I just want to be comfortable.”
That night, Robert recalled the words his Rich Dad’s rich friends used:
“How did you finance your shopping center? Did you syndicate it with a joint venture partnership or did you go to a hard money lender for the interim money?”
“My underwriter has a new private placement, pre-IPO offering. Do you want a position in it?”
“I bought the shares through my corporation because the long-term tax consequences are better.”
The rich used the vocabulary found in the asset column. Rich Dad said, “The rich are rich because they are not focused on day-to-day short-term survival, or the expense column as the poor are. Nor are the rich focused on comfort and the acquisition of liabilities using credit, as the middle class is.
The rich are rich because they focus on the long-term acquisition of assets… assets such as stocks, bonds, businesses and income producing real estate. Many times the rich will forsake meals, a steady pay check, a vacation, or the comfort of a nice home, to build or acquire real assets.”
So decide to be rich, even if you are broke and penniless today. In Rich Dad Poor Dad, Robert wrote of the difference between being poor and being broke.
Poor is a state of mind where thoughts such as “I can?t afford it” or “Live below your means” come from.
Being poor is eternal but being broke is temporary.
Step 2: Decide What Kind of Money Problems You Want
There are only two kinds of money problems: not enough money or too much money. Unfortunately, the kind of money problem most people know is not enough money.
Rich Dad stressed that his son Mike and Robert must not only know how to make money but what to do with the money they made.
Rich Dad said, “Most people know how to work for money, but they do not know how to have people and money work for them.” So he taught both of them how to plan on having too much money.
He said, “If you want to be rich, you must make sure your excess money creates more excess money. You must know what to do with your excess money before it gets to you. Most people, when they receive any excess money, spend it foolishly or just park it in the bank.”
So decide what kind of money problems you want.
Step 3: Write Your Plan and Follow It
After choosing between being rich, poor or middle class, and then choosing between too much money or too little money, it?s time to write your plan.
If you have chosen to be rich, even though you are broke today, and have decided to have the problem of too much money, read on. If you do not plan to be rich or to have too much money, then you need not read any further.
Rich Dad?s plan started with a few basic goals:
1. Change the characteristic of your income. Start a part-time business.
2. Change the characteristic of your expenses. Convert personal expenses into business expenses.
3. Place your business inside a legal entity.
4. Have your business buy your assets.
5. Harness the power of reinvesting.

Therefore, decide on what you want to do now and plan for your future and ensure that your excess money creates more excess money for you.
One pillar or way to making money is through property.

To Your Success

Sofina Khan

Dr Joanna Martin

Posted by sofina under Blogging, Self Development

Meeting and Listening to Dr Joanna Martin


I had the great pleasure to meet Dr Joanna Martin originally from Tasmania, Australia who now lives in London, UK. Some of you might know who she is. She is the acclaimed Speaker, Lifestyle Coach, Entrepreneur and co-author of the besteller “Our Internet Secrets”.

While I was waiting for her to do the presentation, I visited the Ladies WC. There she was, Dr Joanna Martin! I couldn’t believe that I bumped into her in the Ladies WC of the Millenium Hotel right before her presentation, Gloucester Road, London. Dr Joanna Martin was getting ready (cosmetically), for her presentation at Mark Anastasi’s Social Media event, 1st May 2010.

I introduced myself and I sensed a really warm genuine person behind the beautiful smile and pearly whites.  20 minutes later she was on stage introducing herself and I felt privileged to be listening to such a kind, generous person and an inspiration to especially women out there who want to succeed in life.

Dr Joanna Martin’s presentation was on How to make money Using Social Media and webinars. It was about internet profits for “people people”. Dr Joanna Martin talked at great details on how creating webinars and learning how to create an “effective presentation” could be used to make large amounts of money and help others too.
It was a very very good presentation and I discovered yet another way of making money, in theory, using webinars!

To Your Prosperity

Information Overload And Overwhelm

Information Overload has been defined as “Stress induced by reception of more information than is necessary to make a decision (or that can be understood and digested in the time available) and by attempts to deal with it with outdated time management practices” According to the BusinessDictionary.com

Lately, I have been going through Information Overload. Information Overload is what most if not all Internet Newbies as well as some Webmasters, even some Internet Marketing Gurus go through at some part of their Internet Marketing journey. I went through this information overload back in February 2008, when I first started my internet marketing journey and then gave up all of my internet Marketing.  I bought a lot of ebooks, courses, attending too many seminars and this proved too much to handle and far too much information for me to process leading to Information Overload  and severe overwhelm. I started way too many projects on differing topics using differnt sources of information without completing any one project. This ultimately, led to my failing in internet marketing.
Please Not Again! What to do, differently?
First of all, don’t get sidetracked. Emails that are sent to you from friends, colleagues, Internet Gurus who you signed into, etc flood into your email inbox everyday and each and every hour. This is what happens to my inbox every single day and quite regularly. I have subscribed to a great many Internet Guru’s Lists and most of them totally bombard my inbox with some useful stuff and some not so useful stuff. Leading to TOO MUCH STUFF that I can’t handle, process and implement and there it is again, INFORMATION OVERLOAD AND INFORMATION OVERWHELM.
DO The Following:
Set Time aside to complete ONE task that you have planned to do.
You can only FOCUS on ONE thing at a time. so STAY FOCUSED on that ONE TASK.
Part of the Studying ONE topic at a time, instead of trying to study too many topics. Studying too many topics, or areas of internet marketing will definitely Drown You with Sooooo much Information and You Will ulitmately suffer from Information Overload and Overwhelm, as I did in February 2008, when I first started my internet marketing journey and nearly once again!

I have been a Victim of Information Overload and many of you out there are also victims of Information Overload which can overwhelm you and stress you out completely. Only a few of those (less than 1%), sadly will be people who manage to FOCUS on a single project, or a single task and Start to Make Money. The rest of the people, like myself in the past do get caught up in the trap of trying to learn every single thing that is presented. This urge to not miss out on anything and urgency to make money rapidly and get rich quickly way of thinking can lead to and can end up going from one idea to another idea. Emails keep flooding in from all of the Internet Guru’s websites and Lists you have ended up subscribing to. You keep carrying on tempted to open each of these emails, feeling compelled to open these emails in case you miss the latest trend or trick and miss out on the information. Thus there is an urgency and determination to open the very latest emails from the latest list you subcribed to, offering the supposed latest information. More and more information! Does this sound familiar??

If you want to make money and learn what you need to learn and set your mind to, you seriously need to FOCUS on what topic you are interested in and not get distracted. Study the Topic and Take Action on the Studying you have carried out. You should have a Study:Action Ratio as part of the Focussing on one project. 1 hour study on say Twitter may mean taking 3 hours on actioning it.

I myself am a victim of this addiction to opening and reading all the emails. I have definitely been there, done it and can wear the T-Shirt “I suffered from Information Overload”. In the past, I have not stayed focussed on the one objective or one topic and made absolutely nothing. Realising this potential mistake was difficult.
Do just one single thing at any time and do not get distracted. IT IS VITAL THAT YOU STAY FOCUSSED on what you are doing and what you want to achieve. ONLY THEN YOU WILL SUCCEED. Yes You Will!
Do not start one project and get distracted and move on to another project UNTIL You are sure that the first one project is completed.

So remember, stay focussed on what you are doing and what you really want to achieve and YOU WILL SUCCEED!

However, don’t ever give up trying to Focus on that one thing.

Use the following to help organise the tasks, project and things you need to do ONE AT A TIME.

Use MindMapping Software.
Use One Note (MS Office if you have it!) to organise your notes and EACH Project you want to work on.
Or create your own Index or Notes in MS Word or any other text based software.
Use www.EverNote.com. Just sign up to evernote.com and use this to file away your notes online and access them from anywhere providing you have internet access!


To Your Prosperity

Sofina Khan

Chris Howard’s Breakthrough to Success Event

I am a great believer in NLP. I urge everyone to attend Chris Howard’s Breathrough to Success Event.

Want to find out more then visit my website on Chris Howard’s NLP event and my personal mind expanding experience. http://www.chrishowardnlp.com

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