I am super excited to share the news with my community that my 1st book SUPER POWER MINDSET is ready to launch on 10th April, 2022, 8PM (IST)
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It is a book co-authored by not two, not three but 12 Top Experts across India who have specialized expertise in their respective fields, to bring forward to you the advanced hacks and techniques to harness the astonishing powers of mind.
The synergy of these 12 authors has brought you a combination of different types of mindsets you need to carry for holistic development in all major fields of life. It will blow your mind and it will change the way you think forever.
Knowledge and a basic understanding of finance and investments are necessary for every individual as the same can impact his decision-making ability. Having a basic understanding of these financial terms can uplift the lives of the common masses to a great extent.
A person can be highly educated, professionally successful yet financially illiterate and this creates a huge difference. Robert Kiyosaki, author and innovator of “Rich Dad” brand has already emphasized the importance of financial literacy in his all time best seller “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and other financial literacy books.
The single most powerful asset we all have is our mind. If it is trained well, it can create enormous wealth. Great opportunities are not seen with your eyes. They are seen with your mind. – Robert Kiyosaki
RIch Dad Poor Dad
Few pointers as Kiyosaki highlights in his legendary book “RIch Dad Poor Dad”
What you know is your greatest wealth. It is what you don’t know that is your greatest risk. There is always a risk so learn to manage risk instead of avoiding it.
You need to develop three main skills to be an intelligent investor – find an opportunity that everyone else missed, raise money and organize smart people around you who can guide and assist you in creating great wealth.
Kiyosaki says, “I do not know the first thing about putting components of a computer together, but I do know how to put pieces of opportunities together or know people who know how.”
Rich don’t work for money, instead, their money works for them. RIch people build assets while others liabilities. Most people work for their companies, for governments (as taxes) and for banks (as interests on loans) yet they forget to work for themselves (building assets).
An asset puts money in your pocket while a liability takes money out of your pocket. Any person’s cash flow tells his real story about how he handles his money. The majority of people let their lack of money stop them from making a deal.
For most people, as the pain of losing money is far greater than the joy of being rich, they don’t win financially. In such a situation a quest for a financial dream turns into a financial nightmare.
So many people want money yet when it comes to taking risks they get trapped by emotions of fear and greed. To gain financial freedom one must have an open mindset. Words like “I can’t afford it” shuts down your brain while words “How can I afford it?” open up possibilities, excitement and dreams. One must work to learn, not just work for money. Failure inspires winners while failure defeats losers.
Always pay yourself first then only to the rest of the world. What does it mean? Always pay yourself by saving a little percentage of what you earn, any excess is a bonus. Your savings rate is more important than your investment rate. It’s more important to save than how much you get in return. Even if you save a nominal amount regularly, over a period of time, it can accumulate to a great wealth with the benefits of cumulative returns.
Don’t get into large debts. Keep your expenses low. Think before you buy something. Don’t just jump into impulse buying. Give yourself time before choosing whether you need to buy something. At least give a day, a week, or month’s time before taking your decisions depending on what kind of item you are buying. Ask yourself – do you really need it? If yes, then go for it. Most things you desire become obsolete with time.
Build assets first. Real assets are things or businesses that keep generating revenues to you for your future needs. Most people get trapped in the rat race and buy things which they actually don’t need compring themselves as their friends or neighbors have brought.
Let the pressure build to buy something, Use this pressure to build something that generates more money and then with this extra money buy the luxuries you want.
There is gold everywhere, most people are not able to see it. We all have the power of choice, most people do not choose to be rich. Choose the right kind of friends and people around you, who have a growth mindset. Stay away from people who always have reasons to tell you that something won’t work.
If you want new results, stop doing the things you usually do. Always look for new ideas and #thinkovate ways to achieve them. Find someone who already has reached where you wish to reach, follow the techniques and principles they applied to reach there. Make them your mentor. Learn by reading books and magazines in that field, take classes or attend seminars / webinars, listen to podcasts, acquire knowledge and apply it to achieve your goal.
Master a formula and then learn a new one. People say you become what you eat, it’s rather you become what you learn as you are the sculptor of your own life, learn great success formulas. Be a lifelong learner.
Harness the power of good advice by paying fees to professionals so as to use their great advice to enhance your returns on money.
See what others miss to see. Live within your means before you start to expand your means. Do not incur new long term debt.
Rich people acquire assets while poor and middle class acquire liabilities which they assume as assets. Every liability you have makes you an asset of those you owe.
It’s not about how much money you make but how much money you keep. Your savings rate is more important than your investment returns.
Most people work all their lives paying for a house they never own. They buy a new house every few years each time incurring a new 30 years loan to pay off their mortgage.
Real assets are built by having a business where it runs smoothly even when the owner is not present, where they are run by others on your behalf. If the owner has to work, it’s like a job.
Stocks, bonds, income generating real estates, notes, royalties from intellectual property such as music, scripts and patents, or anything else that has value, produces income and has a ready market. Rich people create corporations to build their assets and its the biggest secret of their success.
Rich buy assets, poor have only expenses and middle class buy liabilities (luxuries) which they think are assets. Rich people focus on their asset columns while all others on their income statements. Financial struggle is often the result of people working their whole life for someone else.
What other great financial tips would you like to add to this? Drop them in your comments below.
This guy is amazing. He brings amazing stories from across the globe.
Here he brings an interesting story explaining why Singapore love Mosquitoes when whole world is getting rid from them. They have a brilliant solution for the world problems of mosquitoes. Watch the full story to know their concept.
Did you know which country has the most number of time zones?
You might be thinking of Russia because of it’s wider area. But actually the country having to it’s credit the most number of time zones is France.
France, with its scattered national territories, has more time zones than any other country in the world.
France has 12 time zones, followed by Russia with 11. The French mainland currently uses the Central European Summer Time (UTC+02:00), while its dispersed overseas territories, like Guadeloupe and French Polynesia, use time zones ranging from UTC-10:00 to UTC+12:00.
Did you know about the construction of a Doomsday Seed Vault in the Arctic and the science behind it?
A journey to the end of the earth will show you a place that might someday save humankind. It’s a bank built to last 10,000 years. It’s not money or gold but the world’s most important assets which are being preserved and made safe from climate change and nuclear war, locked deep inside the doomsday vault.
High on a wind-blasted Arctic mountain, a stark concrete doorway leads to the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a store to ensure the survival of the world’s most precious plants among the last bits of land before the North Pole.
What happens if war or global warming threaten the key plants that the world depends on for food? A consortium of scientists is running what it believes is an answer: a deep-freeze for thousands of seed samples that is meant to serve as a back-up to cope with the worst-case scenarios.
Designed to cope with the most pessimistic nightmare of a doomsday the Global Seed Vault is buried inside a mountain on the freezing Arctic islands of ice-covered Svalbard. Way up north, in the permafrost, 800 miles or 1300 kilometers beyond the Arctic Circle (The North Pole), is the world’s largest secure seed storage, opened by the Norwegian Government in February 2008. From all across the globe, crates of seeds are sent here for safe and secure long-term storage in cold and dry rock vaults.
The very first barrier to entry is the sheer remoteness of the location. Next comes an unintended hazard – a sheet of rock-hard ice cover. Each step is perilous with the blow of piercing wind and an extreme quiet atmosphere. The vault is secured by four sets of locked doors, according to the Crop Trust.
Another door opens on to a tunnel that gently descends deeper into the mountain. Most of the tunnel is lined with concrete but further inside the rock face is bare. Voices start to echo.
The concept of the project is simple: imagine everything that could go wrong with the world’s key food crops and make sure samples of them are untouched here.
The temperature is minus 4F and in the permafrost where the ground never thaws. So the entrance itself is 130m above the sea comfortably above the most horrific projections for how the oceans could rise if there is a total melting of the polar ice-caps in the coming centuries.
Thick rock offers the best insurance against missiles. Crystals of ice are glinting on the rock walls. One more door lies ahead. It is thickly encrusted in ice. The air beyond is kept at minus 18C.
The store has rows of shelves, each one crammed with large plastic containers of the sort you might use to keep files or move house. Inside are tiny silver packets that hold the seeds themselves – more than 865,871 packets in all, representing more than 5,000 species and nearly half of the world’s most important food crops and is capable of holding many more.
The labels are fascinating – there are seeds from Africa, Asia and America. There are also boxes from North Korea – that’s a big surprise.
Down on the water is the northernmost town in the world, Longyearbyen, with about 2,000 people. But polar bears outnumber the people, and reindeer outnumber everything. It’s an otherworldly place, a twilight zone, where, sometimes, the sun never rises and the moon never sets. In the dead of winter, it was the last stop in the 30-year journey of American scientist Cary Fowler.
Cary Fowler runs the Global Crop Diversity Trust set up by the United Nations and a group called Bioversity International. His safe house cost $9 million. Norway paid for construction, Bill Gates paid for the shipping, and seeds from nearly every nation on earth are locked inside.
From the outside, the vault looks like a concrete wedge pounded into a mountain. But as you walk through the door, you cross from a hostile wasteland into a safe house for humanity. It looks like a “Doomsday vault”.
Fowler says. “We built it to last as long as we could imagine. I don’t know what was in the minds of the people who built the pyramids. Maybe they were building to last forever too. But I can’t think of anything that’s built in our lifetime that’s been built with this kind of time horizon.”
Inside, pipes provide additional refrigeration, despite the fact the vault is only several hundred miles from the North Pole. “We’re going freeze it even further,” Fowler explains.
They freeze it colder than the permafrost, so that if the earth warms and the power goes out, the vault will stay frozen for another 25 years.
The treasures that the vault was built to house came by plane and approached an airstrip at the base of the mountain nearby. What’s in the boxes took 10,000 years to develop and 70 years to collect.
“This is the coldest place in the mountain. We wanted to take advantage of the naturally frozen temperatures down here. We wanted absolutely the coldest spot we could find,” Fowler explains. There are air locked doors and they keep the cold air in.
Inside the boxes that came off the plane are millions of silver envelopes, containing seeds of almost everything.
Here’s the detailed coverage of the doomsday Seeds Vault by 60 Minutes:
The”Svalbard Global Seed Vault” is built to warehouse backup copies of all the world’s crops – 1.5 billion seeds – including everything from California sunflowers to ancient Chinese rice. If an asteroid strikes the earth, seeds to restart agriculture would come from the vault. But science fiction aside, the main purpose is to protect against a doomsday that is unfolding right now because the plants we’ve been eating for 10,000 years are going extinct.
“If you ask somebody ‘How many kinds of apples are there?’ They’re going to say ‘Well, there’s red, there’s green. There’s yellow. There’s Macintosh. There’s Golden Delicious.’ They’re going to give you an answer like that,” Fowler says.
“But in fact, in the 1800s in the United States people were growing 7,100 named varieties of apples. 7,100 different varieties of apples that are catalogued,” Fowler explains.
“Today we’ve lost about 6,800 of those, so the extinction rate for apples varieties in the United States is about 86 percent,” he explains.
Extinction exists in all crops. Estimates are that every day one crop strain disappears. And here’s why: seeds used to be passed down through families. But today, farmers are planting mass-produced industrial seeds. The upside is more food. The downside is the family variety goes extinct.
Almost every country collects it’s own seeds in banks for safe keeping. And for 110 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has sent scientists, called “plant explorers,” to the ends of the earth to collect seeds.
Just by looking at the material in a farmer’s field you might say, ‘That one’s no good. Don’t collect it.” But you can’t anticipate what value that might have. There may be genes in that material that are gonna be of immense value in the future. Today, scientists prevent famines by going through tens of thousand of plants looking for genes to fight disease or drought or any other problem.
There was an important seed bank in Afghanistan which has been destroyed. The Afghan seeds were thrown away because looters wanted the glass jars they were kept in. Much of Iraq’s seed collection was lost in that war and, in the Philippines, a typhoon washed away much of the world’s most important rice bank.
“Doomsday doesn’t have to come in the form of an asteroid. Doomsday can come in the form of an equipment failure or mismanagement just human mismanagement or a lack of funding or a typhoon, or something like that. And those kinds of things are happening all the time,” Fowler says.
Once that crop is lost, Fowler says we’ll never see it again. “And any kind of characteristic that it might have had is gone. It’s off the artist’s palate. It’s the color that we can’t use anymore. It may have the disease or pest resistance that we absolutely need to have a viable crop in the future. Gone.”
Svalbard may seem a strange place to build an ark for plants. The islands are a white desert, barren and chilled to 30 below zero. The sun never comes up over the horizon in the wintertime. It’s ironic that the world’s agricultural heritage is being stored in a place with no agriculture at all.
But the mountains are just the place to save the resources of life itself-remote from nuclear war, from storms, and rising seas.
Around six months earlier some of the Syrian seeds – including ancient and potentially sturdy varieties of wheat, barley and chickpeas – were extracted from the deep-frozen shelves because they were needed back in the Middle East. The withdrawal actually serves as proof that such a vault is necessary.
In all, 128 boxes – out of a total of 350 originally sent from Aleppo – were carried back through all the doors, up the tunnel and over the dangerous ice-patch to be flown to Lebanon and Morocco.
Whether it’s a dry climate, a new virus, or infestation, the genes to stop a famine may be in one of the boxes stored in the vault. When the last of the seeds descends the tunnel, the lights will go out, the vault will be locked, and Cary Fowler will have achieved his life’s work-preserving civilization’s past against an uncertain future.
“So, if worst comes to worst this does save the world,” he says. “But it also has a more mundane feature which is that it helps us everyday by feeding people.”
That’s exactly what this place was designed for. Most countries have their own stores of key plant varieties and the Global Seed Vault is meant to work as a back-up to those back-ups.
It happens several times that we keep our smartphones at places and forget or we lost somewhere while dropping it off or somebody has stolen it. In any such circumstances this information is of vital use.
Here is how you can search and locate your smartphone and secure it back. Google’s Android Device Manager locates lost devices and helps you keep your device—and the data inside it—safe and secure.
Step 1:Log in to your Google account from any other device, the same account which you have logged in with your android device.
Step 2: On the google search bar write “Where is my phone?” and you will locate it on google map, but before showing your smartphone’s location google will ask you to reenter the password in order to ensure the authorized access and secure your device.
Step 3: You have three options there: Ring, Lock and Erase.
In case you forget your phone in some known location, you can ring and find it out.
In case you dropped it somewhere you can lock your phone.
In case your smartphone is stolen you also have an option for erasing all the data from your phone in order to secure your confidential information from being theft.
Not only this Google’s Android Device Manager will ring even if the phone is in silent mode and you cannot locate it.
We expect further such innovative steps from giant companies like google and alike.
Do you know Edwin C Aldrin? Here is his great story, which gives us a great lesson.
Neil Armstrong, he is the 1st person to set his foot in moon.
But, do you know who was supposed to be the 1st person? Many don’t know…
His name is Edwin C Aldrin…
He was the pilot for the Apollo mission. He was working for the American Airforce. Moreover he had experience of space walking, hence selected as the pilot.
Neil Armstrong worked for the American Navy. He was selected for his courage as co-pilot.
When the Apollo mission landed on moon, they received a command from NASA, “pilot first”.
But Aldarin was hesitant, “what will happen”, “will I get sucked in or will I burn out”, etc. The hesitation was not for hours, but few seconds.
In the meantime, NASA sent the next command, “co-pilot next”.
Within next second, Neil Armstrong put his foot on the moon & became part of world history.
World history was changed in 1 second… Though Aldarin had the qualification and talent, because of hesitation, he is not recognised by many people.
The world remembers only person who comes first…
This is a good example of how people lose out because of hesitation & fear. Whenever you see the moon, remember this, a moments hesitation can stop us from our greatest victory.
We all have great potential in us, the only thing that stops us from achieving what we are supposed to achieve is our hesitation, fear and shyness.
Many people are shy to ask, shy to appreciate others, & some are shy to share this message. If we fail to do the right things, we will most likely do the wrong things.
Hence share the good messages. Avoid hesitation. 🙂
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