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October 2012

Community success!

Stefan Wissenbach

The most successful people in life appreciate the importance, value, indeed the absolute necessity of great teamwork to help them succeed in achieving the things they set out to do. They embrace the fact that trying to achieve anything on your own, no matter how clever or talented you may be, is so much more difficult if you don’t enlist the help of your community. And when I say community, I don’t mean the place you live, I mean the…

Find the value and stop the rot!

Stefan Wissenbach

As I type this, I’m currently sitting in a plane, on the tarmac at Detroit.  It’s my first visit to Detroit, which should be exciting, except when I got on the plane it was heading to Chicago! Thunderstorms have caused a diversion, and my plans for the day are being changed. It’s interesting watching the other passengers react – many of them getting more and more frustrated, agitated and some even blaming the flight crew (who if they really had…

The best investment you’ll ever make…

Stefan Wissenbach

There are many ways to invest – but none more important than how we invest our time. This is especially true in today’s fast paced world where there’s no shortage of things we need to get done each and every day. No investment could be more valuable or yield a higher return than the one you should make in yourself. Investing a little time to think about where you’re heading and how you’re going to get there is not only…

Make the rest of your life the best of your life…

Stefan Wissenbach

Everyone wants the rest of their life to be the best of their life (sounds obvious doesn’t it!) – afterall, who would choose a life worse than the one they’ve already lived! Indeed, why do you think all fairytales end with ‘they lived happily ever after’?  It’s because it’s the best way to live! However, unlike fairytales, we all live in the real world. To make the rest of your life the best of your life means being proactive, taking…

What’s really important to you – your money or your life?

Stefan Wissenbach

Think about it.  Most people go through life consumed by the day to day and they seldom take time to reflect on what‘s really truly important to them.  When they’re asked what would make them happier, a common response is ‘more money’.  Many people consider having lots of money, in other words wealth, as being their route to happiness and a better life.  Well, for me, real wealth extends far beyond the amount of dollars I have in the bank.…

Dancing in the rain?

Stefan Wissenbach

The author Vivian Greene once said ‘Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass…it’s about learning how to dance in the rain’ How true! The only person that can live your life is you. The only person who can spend your time is you. The only person who can enjoy your life is you! And the approach you take to life can determine whether you are indeed waiting for the storm to pass or dancing in the rain.…

Make it up then make it real…!

Stefan Wissenbach

I had the great pleasure of speaking with a good friend of mine, Mark, last week. Mark is a highly successful entrepreneur based in Australia who has a very positive, infectious way of looking at life. Talking about his plans for the next couple of years, he said “Stefan, I’m going to make it up then make it real”. It reminded me of a quote I once read by the author Douglas H Everett ‘There are some people who live…

BMXing into reality!

Stefan Wissenbach

As a young teenager I was passionately focused on BMX bikes.  I had pictures on my bedroom wall of BMXers doing tricks and pride of place in the middle of my wall was the bike I dreamed about – a Torker 280x.  It was shiny chrome with yellow lettering and had the most fabulous black skyway five spoke wheels. There was no way I could afford this bike. I was at school, I had no job and my mom was…

The Dream Achiever Competition

Dream Achiever

The Magic Future Foundation

The Magic Future Foundation