Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Donald Trump - 5 Lessons You Taught Me

Bonjour No!

Half way through the week & it's #WednesdayWisdom.
This week I hit 4k followers in under 3 months on my #Twitter account!
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You know what that means, today I take a famous Icon and find 5, yes, just 5 lessons that they can teach us. 
I feel like I should start by saying "In no way does this post politically endorse any presidential candidate"

I wanted a challenge with today's post so why not choose a person, who's got an onslaught of negative press in his career and find The Positive life lessons he could inspire in others.

Regardless of your feeling towards the man, whether positive or negative, here are the facts:

Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is a Successful American businessman, television producer and politician, who is the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

His Net Worth is US$3.7 billion (2016)

He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization, which is the principal holding company for his real estate ventures and other business interests. During his career, Trump has built office towers, hotels, casinos, golf courses, an urban development project in Manhattan, and other branded facilities worldwide.

In light of this information, it is evident that Mr. Trump does have some motivation & inspiration to offer us all.

5. Branding Smanding

“If your business is not a brand, it’s a commodity.”

My awesome Author friend & mentor Akasha Garnier has written an unbelievably amazing book that's all about how to create & amplify your brand. Check it Out
Branding is super important but deciding on your brand can be a daunting task. This awesome review on the book sheds light on Akasha's exceptional #PersonalDevelopment skill

4. Seeing is Believing

“If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will.”

As I've said, from personal conversations with people & the posts online, Donald has received an onslaught of negative press throughout his career. Both against his personality & his business ethics. Has that stopped him from moving forward? Nope, not in the slightest. Infact the guy has now set his sights on becoming President, Lex Luthor Style {jj}. 
Mr. Trump has shown us that he has a supreme belief in himself & his ambitions. 

3. Go BIG, or go Home
“I like thinking big. If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.”

My ultimate phrase in life is to Dream BIG so this lesson fits perfectly into that. He even says "Most people think small because they are afraid of success, afraid of making decisions, afraid of winning."
Now while I do believe that we are ALL unique and have our own reasons for doing the things we do, this lesson stands strong. We should all strive for the next level, to never settle for the ordinary when we can become ExtraOrdinary.

2. Experience Beats Paper
“Experience taught me a few things. One is to listen to your gut, no matter how good something sounds on paper. The second is that you’re generally better off sticking with what you know. And the third is that sometimes your best investments are the ones you don’t make.”

Entrepreneurs, especially successful ones like Donald Trump prove time & time again that experience beats paper on every single occasion. Especially when it comes to achieving the very things that others thought impossible. Be daring, go with your gut, you never know what's around the corner. 

1. Get Going or Get Gone
“Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don't just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won't happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you'll love it up here.”

We ALL have the potential to do Great things, no matter how smart or educated we are. No matter how big or small we are. No matter how strong or weak we are. No matter our race, culture or religion. And no matter our circumstance. 
It all begins with the decision to TRY.

R.I.P: Heath Ledger
From one of my favorite movies, A Knight's Tale:
“Can a man change the stars?"
"Yes William. If he believes enough, a man can do anything!”

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Monday, 24 October 2016

Literature Tag: Roy Huff

Inspire. Create. Write.TM

Still round the corner there may wait, A new road or a secret gate.
Little by little, one travels far~J.R.R. Tolkien


This #MondayMotivation, I have the privilege nay the extreme glory to introduce you to an unbelievable author that I've met along my journey. You should see this guy on guest posts, he's one of the most versatile Authors I know. He is the type of author I strive to become one day for the following reasons:
  • Great readership fan base
  • Large follower to following ratio
  • Alot of interaction on posts/writing
  • Published books/works across not only the fiction board but the personal development one too {an impressive & complete List of his published works can be found Here}
  • Self Motivated & Goal oriented
  • Guest Posting & Features on many different blogs/websites
  • Lives in Hawaii
  • Loves Japan

Meet Roy Huff

Roy Huff is a research scientist, author, and teacher who overcame the hardship of a family plagued by severe poverty and mental illness. After graduating high school as Valedictorian a year early, he moved to Hawaii at the age of seventeen with only $100 in his pocket to start a new life.
His interests are eclectic and range from the arts, extreme sports, economics, hard science, movies, traveling, and the outdoors. Roy Huff remains committed to promoting education, applied science, individuality, and creativity.

Literature Tag:

1. What is your all-time favorite book?
  • That’s an impossible question to answer. I have many favorites. A few including The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, & Lord of the Rings series’. I also enjoy many non-fiction books such as Think and Grow Rich and others.
2. According to you, which Quote best describes you as a person?
  • “Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

3. What is your favorite English word, and why?

  • Another impossible question. I like many: Hope, action, surprise, optimistic, happy, dream, do, learn, goal, write.
4. What is your favorite word in your home language, and what does it mean?
  • See answer #3.
5. Being a blogger/author, what is the most difficult part about writing for you?
  • Sitting down and writing. Once I start it’s easy. Fear and procrastination are the enemy of writers. 
6. What inspires you to write the most?
  • When I get positive feedback from readers, it’s a tremendous motivator. I also love the fact that my words are my legacy. The fact that people will be able to read my words years, decades, and centuries after I’m gone pushes me to keep going. 
7. Who is your favorite Author?
  • I have many, but I’ll say Tolkien. 
"Gandalf the Jazzed"
8. In how many languages can you write in?

  • I’m fluent in English, but I can write some Japanese, but not well enough to write a book, at least not yet. 
9. If you had to MAKE UP/INVENT one word, what would it be? And what would that word mean?
  • Habiteer – An expert in stacking good habits who achieves what others once thought to be an impossible goal. 
10. Make a sentence containing the following words: Three, Birds, Sauce, Hug and Gay (As in happy)
  • Three gay birds hugged after inventing an awesome secret sauce.
11. Assign your own meaning to the following made-up words:
  • Bugalhet – A person who plays the bugle and eats bagels. 
  • Wiftigious – To smell frequently even in the absence of an odor.
  • Doraning – The name given to those looking to copy Dora the Explorer
12. What word rhymes best with Sugar?
  • Pusher
13. Sum up your experience of Blogging in one rhyming sentence.
  • Finding no time is the crime, but to break it, you must take it. 
14. Who is your favorite character from a book? Why him/her?
  • Another impossible question. Harry Potter is good, but so are many others. I love escape and fantasy and those that overcome impossible obstacles. 
15. What would be the Ultimate Goal for you to achieve as a Writer?
  • A hundred million plus New York Times bestseller. 
16. Can you remember the moment you fell in love with words/literature?
  • I loved Edgar Allen Poe in high school. 
17. Do you have a good support structure while writing?
  • Yes. My family and friends are supportive, and I use online tools and resources. 
18. Why is reading important to you?
  • Reading makes you a better writer, and gives you he knowledge you need to learn anything. It also improves your ability to focus and develop good habits. 
19. What is your most memorable childhood book?
  • Charlotte’s Web. 

Quick Fire {choose one}

Poems or Quotes 

Rock or Pop

Handwriting or Typing

Fiction or Non-Fiction


Plotter or Pantser

Traditional or Self-Publishing

Depends on the goal

Reading alone or for Other People

Tips & Tricks:

1. Do you have any great writing resources that you can share with us?
2. What would you say to other aspiring writers out there?
  • Write daily, even if just one paragraph. Read about improving your writing daily, and read something daily. It’s not about talent, it’s about persistence and learning. Anyone can become a great writer if they keep putting in the effort, i.e., write, read, and read about improving your writing as much as possible. Small gains daily add up to tremendous gains over time.
3. If there was just one nugget of wisdom you could share, what would that be?
  • Don’t give up. Don’t listen to people who have given up or never tried. Seek advice from those who succeeded and you wish to emulate. Be persistent and focus on changing bad habits. It’s the consistent small good habits that push you towards your dreams over time.
Have you written any books? Tell us about it/them.

  • I’ve written four books in an eight-part epic-fantasy series called Everville. The latest was Everville: The Fall of Brackenbone which takes place partly in a university and partly on a parallel fantasy world with fantasy characters that work with the protagonist, Owen Sage, to stop the destruction of the word from evil forces. 
Buy Everville Books: Amazon Link
  • I also wrote a self-help book on happiness and success this past summer, which I’m currently working on to get published and promoted. You can get a feel for my self-help writing by reading my Lifehack articles here.
Stay tuned to Roy Huff's upcoming releases & promotions:

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

J.K Rowling - 5 Lessons You Taught Me


"I open at the Close."
"I solemny swear that I am up to no good."

Half way through the week & it's #WednesdayWisdom
Last week I wrote: 

Yesterday a hashtag called #3BooksThatChangedMyLife was trending on twitter.
I posted my choices & had no idea the reaction I would receive:

Today I'm here to pay homage & tribute to my ALL time Favorite Writer, J.K Rowling.

I've read from Shakespeare & C.S Lewis all the way through to Stephen King & John Grisham, each author amazing & unique in their own right. EPIC legends, that carved out their own worldwide legacies with nothing but paper & ink. Agatha Christie, Danielle Steel, Dr. Seuss, Leo Tolstoy, R. L. Stine Dean Koontz, Jirō Akagawa and the list goes on.

So it is not without evidence, that in my "not so humble opinion", J.K Rowling is the greatest Author in human history~So far {wink wink hint hint}

The first Harry Potter book I read was the fourth one, The Goblet of Fire. I know, weird right? But it was the only one my mum could snag from the library. Reading that book changed my life, it was the first time that I ever truly believe that "a man could change his stars", as it were. To see an author make the words come alive in your mind, to see her go from rags to riches was the absolute, most motivating experience I've ever encountered so far. It was befuddling to have such a book and such an author exist within my lifetime. Possibly the first time I truly began to DREAM BIG.

Joanne "Jo" Rowling, (/ˈroʊlɪŋ/; born 31 July 1965), pen names J. K. Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, screenwriter and film producer best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series. The books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, and sold more than 400 million copies. They have become the best-selling book series in history

5. Words are Immortal
“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury, and remedying it.”

Words have the infinite power & unstoppable force to illuminate even the darkest of times. Whether you're journeling, freelancing & just blogging. They offer us true shelter & release from our deepest thoughts & emotions. We need only Write.

4. Imagination is all the Magic we need

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”

Granted it would be Beyond cool & awesome to have Harry Potter type Fantasy Magic that can clean the house with wave of a wand, float that Tv remote over when you're on the couch or even put a smile on someone who's having a tough day. But alas, what we have is more tangible and impressive. The power of our imagination. If you can imagine it, you can build it & sometimes, just sometimes, we achive what is beyond our wildest imaginations.

Worldwide Peace, Justice & Love can be achieved, inch by ever loving inch. We just have to start.

3. Failure is Inevitable

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”

2. Hope is a choice

“It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”

What happens after you fail? Do you give up? or keeping going? Does the fear of failure shut you down or wake you up?
Rejection letters nowadays are very very different. They are generic & the average statement being that "it just not the right fit" for that agent or book publisher. 
Way back when, they use to be more detailed & intricately more descriptive. JK Rowling received multiple rejections. Now imagine if only for just a moment, if she had given up after the 5th or 15th letter. Where would this world be without the sheer awesomosity of Harry Potter?

I choose to Believe, without a shadow of a doubt, that I can & Will succeed at what I love to do. 

1. Nerve beats Destiny every time

“You sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve.”

Once you make that choice, once you are determined to never stop until your Dream is achieved~ Anything is possible.

JK Rowling inspired so so So many around the world to read & write at a time when such a thing seemed absurd or too time consuming to even attempt. She even inspired the one's who'd never picked up a book in their lives.
It is my hope that those parents, whose children began avidly reading Harry Potter, are grateful for the change & honor it by encouraging them to read more.

Want more Harry Potter?
Watch the Trailer for #FantasticBeasts

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Once Upon a Time (TV Series): Season Premiere

The Savior
Long Live the Queen

Once Upon a Premise:

A curse broken, a hero reborn.

A young woman with a troubled past is drawn to a small town in Maine where fairy tales are to be believed.

It borrows elements and characters from Disney films and popular Western fairy tales, including Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Red Riding Hood, The Prince and the Pauper, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Pinnochio, Cinderella, Peter Pan, Sleeping Beauty, 101 Dalmatians, The Sword in the Stone, Robin Hood, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Hercules, Mulan, Brave and Frozen.

Once Upon a Review:

I love how intricately each fairy tale is woven into a modern one. This is the only show where Flashbacks are not annoying and halting to the action. It’s a writers dream. My best friend recommended it to me and I’ve been hooked ever since. Often spending whole days just watching a season.


My favorite portrayal has got to be Rumplestiltskin/Mr. Gold. The unbelievably complex web of events that he manipulated for the singular goal of the love of his son is magical in its own right. I am in awe of the way his character is deviously one step ahead of everyone. The sheer amount of years it took him to accomplish his goal is a MUST SEE. Now that is a true villain that makes you route for him. No one is as powerful or as knowledgeable about magic as he is but the way in which he uses it is what draws you in.

The twists and turns this series takes is nothing short of amazing. At one point I was like, whaaaat?! 

Granted the series has suffered lately from bad plotlines and uninteresting character arcs but the initial magic of the show has never been forgotten and it is my hope that they will get back to that soon. The coolest part has got to be the way they remake the characters we all know and love. I won’t tell you who but some of them even turn out as villains! You get to see the flip side of their ‘heroic’ journey and why they are the way they are. The creators of the show go to great lengths to make sure each tale is more originally deviated from than the last.

If you love twists and remakes of your favorite fairy tales, this show is a must see for all ages and draws you in like no other.

Personal rating: 8/10

  Once Upon a Season 6:

The season 6 premiere aired this Sunday on the 25th September 2016.

Just when it looks like Storybrooke can enjoy some peace, once more it is threatened by dark forces. The malevolent Mr. Hyde, now separated from Dr. Jekyll, has arrived and brought his fellow inhabitants from the Land of Untold Stories.

Who will save the Savior?

Emma Swan, our resident bad ass super hot & beautiful heroine, is set to face some of her most enduring trials yet.

To make matters worse, Regina's dark half - the Evil Queen - continues to exist despite her heart being crushed; unburdened by a conscience, the Evil Queen has declared war on the heroes.

"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"

One of my all time favorite quotes/phrases which roughly translates into:

"Who will Guard the Guardians?"

One of my favorite bloggers Elayna Fernandez aka The Positive Mom recently attended an exclusive, all expense trip/event to go behind the scenes on the Once Upon a Time set. There she got to see a screening of the Season Premiere episode.

She wrote an awesome post on her experience there called:

What It Really Means To Be A Savior #OnceUponATime

Elayna~ "As a matter of fact, my favorite quote by Eddie was about faith":
“The thing about faith is you have to choose to have it, and if you need proof then you don’t really have it.”
You can follow all the event posting & Elayna via the Hashtag #ABCTVEvent 

Watch the Season 6 Trailer Here:

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Friday, 23 September 2016

What would I do if I became as Successful as J.K Rowling or Veronica Roth? RTW: You + $$$ = ?

Buenas Dias!

Happy #FridayFeeling Dance~

Have you ever wondered what You would do if you had the insane success of J.K Rowling or Veronica Roth?
What would you do with all that $$$ & influence?

I started my novel, The Cured Rebirth somewhere on the 20th January 2016 and finished my first draft on the 4th February 2016. It was around this time, during my research into what happens After you write a novel, that I came across Veronica Roth's EPIC blog>>

If you don't know she's the author of the Divergent Series i.e. Dauntless, Shailene Woodley, Factions, Dystopian Thriller, Four, Tris.... Ring any bells?

It was truly her blog that inspired me to start blogging, to create my Author platform. Reading about her journey, going from literally a No-One to Super Stardom AuthorShip. I got to see each step, each milestone & each thought that went through her mind. It was amazing. 

It is true Proof that everyone successful starts out with only a BIG Dream, Faith & the determination to go through every trial to achieve it. 
There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.

This why I have a BlogSpot website, because one of my favorite authors started here, she didn't need super amazing graphics, a domain name, SEO and all that other jazz. While I respect that and know it serves a purpose. Some of my coolest friends have awesome domain websites, I enjoy their blogs and admire their expertise in the niche they post in. 
My path is just different, is all.  

Success = Belief + Preparation

Before Veronica was famous, she had a Vision, a vision of where she wanted her life to go. She even created a step by step list of what she would do should she achieve her goals. 

1. Buy a House
Her Answer: "Anyway, when I say "house," I don't mean "giant monstrosity." I mean a nice little house with a nice little yard...possibly in Green Lake, Wisconsin..."

My Answer: I would buy my parents a house first, preferably a beach house in Kwa Zulu Natal, Durban so my parents can retire to a life of relaxation & my dad can be close to his massive family. 
My dream is to own an open space Loft with Large windows overlooking the city & an impressive book collection upon a uniquely designed bookshelf. My bedroom will be upon a perch type floor above the loft. I'll have stairs to go up & a light blue slide to come down. This main loft will be in Tokyo, Japan. I'm definitely getting an on-call chef and/or a butler. haha
Something similar to this...

2. Donate
Her Answer: "I have an organization in mind. Particularly given some of the themes Divergent (briefly) touches on. And some of the problems the kids in my old high school seem to be facing recently."
My Answer: I have always been a massive supporter of Volunteer work as well as Donating to Non-profit organizations, especially those that stand for something I affiliate with personally. For example, after I got back from my birthday vacation in Tokyo, Japan was hit with that Tsunami. It sucked that I couldn't be there to physically help, but I immediately jumped on board with donating & garnering support as best I could. 

Last year I did Voluntours {which is basically travelling while doing volunteer work} all around South Africa. It was one of the most fulfilling and wondrous experiences of my life. More than most things, if I had loads of $$$, this is what I would do. Travel the world & do volunteer work. 

3. Invest
Her Answer: "Yes, I really am that lame person who answers this question this way."
My Answer: My investments would be towards the betterment of mankind & a sustainable future for our children. I would invest in Go-Green type projects, Reading programs, Save the Books campaigns to ensure the survival of not only our species but also our literature. Whether digital or in paper form, the written word & stories MUST live on forever. Words Are Immortal!

I would most inevitably and whole-heartedly invest in my Ghost Cars Idea!

A Life without Traffic

Flying cars are so over-done.
Teleporters are so over-done. Try this on.

4. Be Irresponsible {Wink Wink}
Her Answer: "At that point, after all my sensible uses of money are done, I would do the following things:

A. Fill a pool with mini marshmallows and jump into it.
B. Rent out a cafeteria and have a GIANT FOOD FIGHT. Really.
C. Statewide scavenger hunt. A few groups of people, a few strategically placed clues in the wilderness of Illinois...funtimes all around.
D. I would go to this site and go totally nuts. For example, I would purchase this LED faucet light that changes color depending on the temperature of your water:


(Can you IMAGINE the ridiculousness? I CAN.)"

This is one of my favorite moments on her blog, she actually did it! When she got the book deal and her dreams were just starting to come true, she filled a tub with MarshMallows! Yes, you heard me, MarshMallows. You GOTTA Watch this video.

My Answer: This is absolutely why my absolute dream literary agent would have to be, 
Joanna Volpe. She not only went above & beyond for her Author but she also jumped in that tub with Veronica! Now there's someone who's not only passionate about her job but also knows how to have some fun!

So after all my sensible uses of money are done, I would do the following things:

A. Get a massive Trampoline, dress up in my favorite cosplay, jump up & down while eating candyfloss! {My awesome bestie Benita helped with this answer :-), Arigato B!}

B. Take my awesome friends to Disney Land in Orlando, Florida {Christine of 200 Saturdays Until Paris lives there too!}

C. At some point, without a shadow of a doubt, undeniably, I would use every resource possible to make it so that I get to meet both J.K Rowling & Veronica Roth.

D. I would visit this site called "This is Why I'm Broke" and go totally nuts. Aptly named for its ridiculously super amazing fantastical almost magical items available for actual purchase! 

For example, I would buy this TITAN 370 Inch Television

Quit wasting time in traffic jams – now you can fly yourself to any destination with the personal jetpack. Codenamed the Martin jetpack, this James Bond like personal transportation equipment is set to revolutionize the way individuals take flight.

Her Answer: "But really, after all is said and done, what I would mostly do with a whole lot of cash is WRITE ALL THE TIME. Day jobs? Pshh. Who needs them? If I could just set up a nice little room in which I could write all day and supply myself with infinite tea, I'd be pretty much good."

Veronica also wrote an EPIC post with another awesome step by step list called:

Strive Always for Normalness!: My Advice for Super New, Unagented Writers

My Answer: BEGIN WITH THE END IN MIND. My ultimate plan is to become a full time, published Author. It doesn't matter how long it takes, how much hardship I face, how many naysayers villify me, how impossible it may seem or even how much money I make.
All I truly care about is being an Author & writing stories. 
The stuff that comes after, like who reads those stories & whether or not it's mondo loved...That's something I cannot control, therefore I let go of the fear & worry holding me back.

Here's some Friday Feeling Motivation Vibes
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Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Malala Yousafzai - 5 Lessons You Taught Me


Half way through the week & it's #WednesdayWisdom

Happy International Day of Peace!

On this day of days, I get to feature an unbelievably powerful soul amidst the chaos that is the World. One of the most influential and bravest women this world has ever known.

Malala Yousafzai S.St (Malālah Yūsafzay: Urdu: ملالہ یوسفزئی‎; Pashto: ملاله یوسفزۍ‎ [məˈlaːlə jusəf ˈzəj]; born 12 July 1997) is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.

Ever since I heard of Malala, I have been a massive fan & supporter of what she stands for. She's inspired so many all around the world & not just girls but more importantly; I have mad respect for the fact that she is advocating for reading & books. I remember the interview on Oprah where she said she was on the bus & when the terrorist asked for Malala, she got up without hesitation. Such bravery, such fortitude, such impossible courage. Through it all she survived & like a Phoenix, rose from the ashes, more powerful & iridescent than ever before.

5. Gender Equality

“Extremists have shown what frightens them most: A girl with a Book.”
There are so many places in this world where women are not treated equally. Sometimes it's the actual law and worse still, sometimes it's the unwritten rules. This frustrates me to no end. One of my favorite presidents of all time, Nelson Mandela believed in a "Rainbow Nation", where all are equal.
As a man you should vow to never oppress not only woman, but anyone you come accross.
As a woman you should vow to never Be oppressed, no matter the circumstance.

4. F.E.A.R – False Evidence Appearing Real

“I am Stronger than Fear.”
"I said to myself, Malala, you must be Brave. You must not be afraid of anyone.You are only trying to get an education. You are not committing a Crime."

Let weakness, fear & hopelessness die. From the ashes let strength, power & courage be born.

3. ParentHood

“People ask me, what special is in my mentorship which has made Malala so bold and so courageous and so vocal and poised? I tell them, don't ask me what I did. Ask me what I did not do. I did not clip her wings, and that's all.” ~ ‎Ziauddin Yousafzai, Father of Malala

Probably the most important lesson for everyone on this planet. It has never been your duty on this earth to clip anyone's wings.

No matter the dream, no matter the goal, no matter the crazy sounding idea.

When a friend, family member, or even a stranger comes to you with their ambition - Ask yourself, is it absolutely, positively Your Duty to dissuade,discourage or otherwise push them from it?

For all parents, I implore you from the bottom of my soul with true evidence of the power of a child. Be there, to support, encourage & most of all, never doubt. For children are the true innovators & world changers. Just imagine what this world would be had Malala's father been part of those who treat women as unequal? Would those empowered girls, encouraged to read books around the world now, even exist?

2. Dreams Are Our Future

"Let us make our future now, and let us make our tomorrow's reality." --From a speech at Harvard in September 2013.

Dream BIG & Never give up Until you achieve it!

1. The Principle of One

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.”

If we want to achieve our goal, the let us empower ourselves with the weapon of Knowledge and let us shield ourselves with Unity & Togetherness.
Let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty & terrorism. Let us pick up our books, and our pens, they are our Most powerful weapons.

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