Saturday, 30 June 2018

Quote for the day

"Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning." - Robert Kiyosaki

Friday, 29 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 29-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life." - Joel Osteen

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 28-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom.Mastering others is strength;mastering yourself is true power.” - Lao Tzu

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Quote for the day

"Be content to act, and leave the talking to others." --Baltasar Gracián

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 26-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Don't bother just to be better than others. Try to be better than yourself." - William Faulkner

Monday, 25 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 25-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential." - John C. Maxwell

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Quote for the day

"The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom." - Issac Asimov

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Quote for the day

"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great." - Zig Ziglar

Friday, 22 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 22-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved." - William Jennings Bryan

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 21-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." - Anatole France

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 20-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Instead of asking, “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?" - Eckhart Tolle

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 19-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness. - Napoleon Hill

Monday, 18 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 18-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Never mind what others do; do better than yourself, beat your own record from day to day, and you are a success." - William J. H. Boetcker

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Quote for the day

"Nothing is impossible to a willing heart." - John Heywood

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Becoming a Millionaire is Simple, But Not Necessarily Easy – Here’s How

When most people fantasize about being a millionaire, they think about the sexy parts.

The hot cars…

The cool house…

Maybe even swimming through a pool of money, Scrooge McDuck-style…

Don’t worry: With time and effort, these things can be yours.

But to get there… you’re going to have to wade through some slightly less glamorous times and put in a lot of hard work.

Here, we’ll talk about some of the truth of the matter.

Allow me to offer a realistic view of some of the things you should anticipate as you begin to work toward your dreams.
The 1st Thing Nobody Tells You: It’s Simple.

Yup, right here, right now, I’m going to say it: Becoming a millionaire is simple.

BUT… let me immediately clarify: Simple doesn’t necessarily mean easy.

At the most basic level, making millions is truly a matter of learning a trade, then refining and streamlining it in a way that allows you to make a profit, over and over again, and sticking with it over time.

Simple, right?

What makes it difficult is exactly the same as what makes it easy, though.

You have to take the time to learn a trade. There are few things that you can just jump into without a little training.

Then, you have to commit to the work of refining your methods, which requires a lot of patience, effort, and difficult self reflection.

And perhaps hardest of all, you have to stick with it over several years.

You’re not going to become my next Millionaire student by giving up the moment things get hard.
The 2nd Thing Nobody Tells You: You Don’t Need a Formal Education.

It’s true: you don’t need a designer degree, or any degree at all, to become a millionaire.

Mark Zuckerberg, Ted Turner, and Richard Branson are proof positive that it’s not vital: None of these extremely rich and talented men completed college.

No, this is not to say that college is worthless. If you attended school or are thinking about going back to school, it certainly won’t hinder you from making millions.

But for those of you who think that making millions isn’t possible for you because you don’t have that slip of paper on the wall, I’ve got news: It does NOT mean the difference between millions and mediocrity.

Remember that.

The 3rd Thing Nobody Tells You: You Need to be Willing to Learn.As noted above, you don’t need a degree to become a millionaire.

But you still have to learn and refine your trade.

There are a number of different ways to master your trade outside of a formal school setting.

A commitment to learning your chosen trade, be it reading this e-letter everyday for inspiration and focus, taking a weekend course, or reading an old-fashioned book, learning is vital to mastering whatever type of business you’ve chosen.
The 4th Thing Nobody Tells You: It Doesn’t Need to Take Decades.

Plenty of potential millionaires shoot themselves in the foot with this silly phrase: “it’s too late for me to become a millionaire.”

It’s simply not true, no matter your age.

You’re unlikely to make millions overnight, but you can become a millionaire faster than you think.

Personally, I netted my first million by my early twenties.

While that’s a great accomplishment, I am not saying that to brag. I’m just saying that with focus and determination, you can make millions in a fairly short amount of time
The 5th Thing Nobody Tells You: You Need to Pinch Pennies.

This isn’t the most glamorous part of becoming a millionaire, I’ll openly admit that.

But if you want to become a millionaire, you need to become savvy about saving.

I know it sounds like no fun, but hear me out.

Say that you’ve decided to be a penny stock trader…

As you begin to earn money, if you save the majority of your earnings, you have more to invest moving forward.

This means that even if you keep on doing the same type of trades, your earnings will become bigger just because you are investing more.

In time, even if you’re saving the majority of what you make, your bottom line is higher and higher.

This means that even while “saving”, eventually you’ll be able to buy the car or the condo without zeroing out your bank account.
The 6th Thing Nobody Tells You: It Can Be Boring.

I probably shouldn’t even tell you this one, but I think it’s important to say.

Like any other job, becoming a millionaire can be boring at times.

There’s a large degree of routine and repetitive work that goes into it, and quite frankly, it can be boring at times.

It’s totally okay if it’s boring at times as the journey to becoming a millionaire IS NOT FUN!

Just focus on the fact that by sticking to your routine of learning, trading, doing research, and improving, you are in fact working toward the goals you so desperately want to attain.
The 7th Thing Nobody Tells You: Millionaires Don’t Just Have One Job.

To become a millionaire, you’ve got to choose one thing to do and stick to it forever, right?

Not necessarily…

Actually, most millionaires have multiple “jobs” or income sources.

Varied income sources have many different values.

For one, it allows you to diversify. You’re not putting all your eggs in one basket.

For another, it keeps things fresh and interesting because you can wear different hats, sometimes on a same day basis.
The 8th Thing Nobody Tells You: You Will Want to Quit.

I want to tell you this because it’s very important, very universal, and very normal.

You will, at a certain point, want to quit.

This might be for any of the reasons detailed above: The hard work required, the dedication to savings, the need to learn some new things.

At a certain point, or perhaps at many points, you will want to quit.

However, there’s a huge step, which leads right into my next bullet point, which can help to keep you going: develop a network.
The 9th Thing Nobody Tells You:You need friends.

Now, when I say a network, let me explain what I mean.

First, you need a mentor: This is a guide who can help you along your way.

Second, you need a professional network: This can be your peers, a networking group, or joining a business association.

This group can keep you motivated, inspired, and on track.

Third, you need the support of your family and friends. These are the people who will help keep you going through hard times and support you emotionally along your journey.
The 10th Thing Nobody Tells You: The Work Never Ends.

Millionaires never really retire.

This is because to become a millionaire, you need a deep inherent hunger inside of you to succeed and to play the game.

This isn’t something that you can necessarily turn off. But quite frankly, millionaires wouldn’t have it any other way.

For a millionaire, retirement sounds like death. Why would they want to turn off their minds and get out of the game?

So know this from the beginning…

If you want to become a millionaire, it’s a lifelong pursuit and it’s NOT just about the money…

It’s about the challenge where you always push yourself to see what else you can accomplish!

The art of becoming a millionaire isn’t all sexy cars and hot supermodels (sorry).

There’s a lot of day to day routine and work that goes into it, and it can be challenging.

Moreover, though, there’s value in anticipating some of the truth about becoming a millionaire.

It will prepare you for the tough times so that you can enjoy the more glamorous parts about being a millionaire!

Hope this helps! – Tim Sykes

Quote for the day

"Nothing ever exists entirely alone. Everything is in relation to everything else." - Gautama Buddha

Friday, 15 June 2018

These 40 Powerful Life Lessons Can Immediately Change The Rest of Your Life

Truth resonates in your bones. Recognize it. Feel it. And do something about it.
By Matthew Jones

Sometimes we get lost.

Other times we get distracted.

But most of all, we often get so consumed with the game of life--all of its pursuits, sensations, and experiences--that we forget the truths that lay at the core of our being. The truths that can guide us to happiness, success, and fulfillment.

We all need reminders to remember what matters most. To wake us up from the illusions we perceive. And to revitalize our quest for a meaningful life.

And with that intention in mind, of reconnecting ourselves to the wisdom intimately woven into the fabric of our existence, this article presents 40 powerful and controversial life lessons that can change the rest of your life. 

1. Happiness isn't found in objects, money, or success.
Temporary and fleeting pleasure isn't happiness. Wisdom will show you the difference.

2. Seeking happiness prevents its attainment.
Happiness is a state of being--not something that you can acquire.

3. Natural leadership comes from authenticity--not charisma.
People follow, support, and respect people who live their truth.

4. Money, food, and sex are obsessions of the ego.
And focusing on them to the exclusion of other things restricts your growth.

5. Who you are in the material world is determined by how you cope.
Successful people are the ones that cope with discomfort by working. Smart people are the ones that cope using intellectualization. And so on.

6. Time is your most valuable asset. And you must use it wisely.
You can die at any moment. Stop pretending otherwise.

7. Societal privilege is real. Denying it is oppression in action.
If you love Muhammad Ali but hate Colin Kaepernick, if you quote Dr. King but can't stand Black Lives Matter, if you say "All Lives Matter" but don't protest police brutality or the prison industrial complex, you should study history and read more sociology.

8. All things--including success and failure--ebb and flow.
Every experience, no matter how good or bad, changes.

9. Every positive contains a negative.
Yang. Too much of a good thing can be problematic.

10. Every negative contains a positive.
Yin. Example: Learning from failure.

11. Seeing people or things as all good or all bad prevents growth.
That's called splitting--a primitive defense mechanism.

12. Self-help books make you feel better, but don't create lasting results.
If they did, the world would be a better place.

13. No matter how great you are, there will always be someone better.
This is the nature of relativity.

14. Social comparison--whether positive or negative--always leads to suffering.
Appreciate yourself. Appreciate others. Don't compare the two.

15. Focusing on frustration and pain only increases its longevity.
If you look for it, you'll find it.

16. Holding in feelings amplifies their power.
Contrary to popular opinion, suppression doesn't make things go away.

17. Expressing your emotions leads to more fulfilling relationships.
Sharing is caring.

18. Most people don't have the courage to live according to their values.
It's much harder than you think.

19. Everyone is afraid of judgement. It's how you respond that matters.
Do you overcompensate to pretend you're not afraid? Do you get small and hope to disappear? Give this some thought. 

20. Your past influences your present. Deal with it.
I don't mean ignore it. I mean, find a therapist and work through that stuff. Learn and understand why patterns repeat. And then overcome them.

21. Every single person is flawed and has shortcomings.
Idolizing or demonizing is, once again, splitting. We're all human and that's okay.

22. Fear prevents connection. To others and your highest self.
Fear is the closed fist. Always be the open hand.

23. Curiosity sustains success.
Approach each moment with fresh eyes.

24. Simplicity is velocity. In all aspects of life.
De-clutter. Cleanse. Appreciate the space.

25. You can't move beyond your limitations on your own. Suffering is co-constructed. We are all connected in its creation and undoing.

26. It's okay to not be okay. And it's okay to ask for help.
Practice self-compassion. Find a coach or therapist to engage in real self-development.

27. Small habits and routines sustain growth and prioritize health.
It's the little things that count: sleep, exercise, nutrition, organization.

28. Falling short of your potential comes from doing what's comfortable.
With so many stimulating screens and over-indulgent meals, it's easy to grow complacent.

29. Growth is the result of moving beyond your comfort zone.
And it's usually uncomfortable. 

30. You only see change when looking in the past. So pause more frequently.
Meditate. Find stillness. And reflect to see the big picture.

31. Being is more important than doing.
Presence attracts abundance.

32. Your mind feels young. Your body doesn't. Take care of it.
You need quality input to sustain quality output.

33. Your perspective isn't the only correct answer.
We live in a multiplicity of truths.

34. Not-knowing leads to greater discoveries than thinking you know everything.
A full glass can't hold fresh water.

35. While knowledge comes from the mind, intelligence comes from the heart.
Allow your intuition to have a voice too.

36. Your need for validation often comes at the expense of fulfillment.
If you were already whole, you won't need confirmation.

37. Real confidence comes from congruence. Not nice clothes.
Be unapologetically yourself. That builds confidence, which cannot be purchased.

38. Practicing what you preach is more difficult (and rewarding) than hypocrisy.
Be different than the crowd.

39. Living from the heart rather than the mind leads to greater happiness.
When the two are in conflict, go with the heart.

40. Love is what connects us all. Feeling it more frequently leads to a better life.

And my hope is that by reading this article, you've found at least one thing that resonates with your experience and helps you on your journey.

Quote for the day

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." - Bil Keane

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 14-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 13-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"There's a basic human weakness inherent in all people which tempts them to bitterly want what they can't have and ungratefully not want what is readily available to them." - Robert Ringer

Monday, 11 June 2018

Sunday, 10 June 2018

Quote for the day

"Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves." - Dale Carnegie

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Quote for the day

"Ultimately, fear of failure generates a vicious circle that creates what is most feared. To break this cycle, you need to make peace with failure. It isn't enough to merely tolerate it; you need to appreciate the failure and use it." - Dan Millman

Friday, 8 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 08-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

“Life is not the way it’s supposed to be, it’s the way it is. The way you cope is what makes the difference.” – Virginia Satir

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 07-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Work hard, don't quit, be appreciative, be thankful, be grateful, be respectful, also to never whine ever, never complain, and, always, for crying out loud, keep a sense of humor." - Michael Keaton

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 06-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"The world is plentiful with honey, but only the humble bee can collect it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 05-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Be happy. Be yourself. If others don't like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn't about pleasing everybody." - John Spence

Monday, 4 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 04-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us." - Socrates

Sunday, 3 June 2018

10 Things Unstoppable People Do That Average People Don't

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy.
By Benjamin P. Hardy

Are you unstoppable or average?

Do you get derailed by prior success?

Are you thinking linearly or exponentially?

Do you do these 10 things?

1. Don't get crushed by success.

"Success can become a catalyst for failure." -  Greg McKeown

Most people can't handle success, authority, or privilege. It destroys them. It makes them lazy. When they get what they want, they stop doing the very things that got them there. The external noise becomes too intense.

But for you, no external noise can push harder than your own internal pressure. It's not about this achievement, but the one after, and the one after that. There is no destination. Only when you're finished.

2. Completely own it when you screw up.

"Implementing extreme ownership requires checking your ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to any successful team." - Jocko Willink

No blame. No deception or illusion. Just the cold, hard truth. When you mess up, you own it. And as the leader, you own it when your team fails. Only with extreme ownership can you have complete freedom and control.

3. Let your work speak for itself.

"Well done, is well said."  - Anthony Liccione

Cal Newport's recent book, Deep Work, distinguishes "deep work" from "shallow work." Here's the difference:

Deep work is:

  • rare;
  • high value; and
  • non-replicable (i.e., not easy to copy/outsource)
Shallow work is:
  • common;
  • low value; and
  • replicable (i.e., anyone can do it)
Talking is shallow. Anyone can do it. It's easily replicated. It's low value. Conversely, deep work is rare. It's done by people who are focused and working while everyone else is talking. Deep work is so good it can't be ignored. It doesn't need words. It speaks for itself.

4. Always work on your mental strength.

"Mental resilience is arguably the most critical trait of a world-class performer, and it should be nurtured continuously. Left to my own devices, I am always looking for ways to become more and more psychologically impregnable. When uncomfortable, my instinct is not to avoid the discomfort but to become at peace with it. My instinct is always to seek out challenges as opposed to avoiding them." - Josh Waitzkin

Remaining focused under pressure will take you further than those who don't. Because the pressure will cause them to crumble.

The best training you will ever do is mental training. Wherever your mind goes, your body follows. Wherever your thoughts go, your life follows.

5. Confidence is your greatest asset.

You've heard it before: Running a marathon is far more mental than physical. A person's ability to run a marathon -- or do anything hard -- is more a reflection of confidence than actual ability.

Your confidence determines:

  • the size of challenges and goals you undertake;
  • how likely you will achieve those goals; and
  • how well you bounce back from failures.
If you're not confident, you will never put yourself out there in the first place. When you're confident, you don't care how many times you fail, because you're going to succeed. And it doesn't matter how stacked the odds seem against you.

6. Surround yourself with people who remind you of the future, not the past.

When you surround yourself with people who remind you of your past, you'll have a hard time progressing. This is why we get stuck in certain roles, from which we can't break free (e.g., the fat kid or the shy girl).

Surrounding yourself with people whom you want to be like allows you a fresh slate. You're no longer defined by your past, but only by the future you are creating.

7. Let things go, but never forget.

Being unstoppable requires carrying no unnecessary mental or emotional baggage. Consequently, you'll need to immediately and completely forgive anyone who has wronged you. However, forgiveness doesn't mean you forget. And it doesn't mean you have to do further business with those who have wronged you.

8. Have clear goals.

"While a fixation on results is certainly unhealthy, short-term goals can be useful developmental tools if they are balanced within a nurturing long-term philosophy." - Josh Waitzkin

According to loads of psychology research, the most motivating goals are clearly defined and time-bound.

Your goals can be focused either on your behaviors (e.g., "I'm going to write 500 words per day") or on the outcomes you're seeking (e.g., "I'm going to get published in The New York Times by June 1, 2016").

For most people, behaviorally focused goals are the better and more motivating option. But when you crave the results so much that the work is irrelevant, your aim should be directed straight at the outcomes you want. However, results-focused goals are better when they are short-term and grounded in your long-term vision and philosophy. When your why is strong enough, the how will take care of itself.

9. Respond immediately, rather than analyzing or stalling.

"He who hesitates is lost." -  Cato

Anticipation of an event is always more extreme than the event itself -- for both positive and negative events.

Just do it. Train yourself to respond immediately when you feel you should do something. Stop questioning yourself. Don't analyze it. Don't question if it came from God or from yourself. Just act.

You'll figure out what to do after you've taken action. Until you take action, it will all be hypothetical. But once you act, it becomes practical.

10. Think and act 10X.

"When 10X is your measuring stick, you immediately see how you can bypass what everyone else is doing." - Dan Sullivan

Most people -- even those you deem to be "world class" -- are not operating at 10X. In truth, you could surpass anyone if you radically stretch your thinking and belief system.

Going 10X changes everything. As Dan Sullivan has said, "10X thinking automatically takes you 'outside the box' of your present obstacles and limitations." It pulls you out of the problems most people are dealing with and opens you to an entirely new field of possibilities.

When you take your goal of earning $100,000 this year and change it to $1,000,000, you're forced to operate at a different level. The logical and traditional approach doesn't work with 10X. As Shane Snow, author of Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success, has said, "10x progress is built on bravery and creativity instead. Working smarter."

The question is: Are you willing to go there? Not just entertain the thought for a second or two and then revert back to common thinking. No. Are you willing to sit with 10X thinking? Are you willing to question your own thought processes and open yourself to believing an entirely different set of possibilities?

Could you convince yourself to believe in your 10X potential? Are you willing to undertake goals that seems lunacy, to you and everyone else? Are you willing to take the mental leap, trusting "the universe will conspire to make it happen"?


We live in an exponential world.

If you're not thinking and living exponentially, you're going backward.

You have to become unstoppable.

You have to become iterative and adaptive.

It's not about having a five-year planning anymore. It's about moving forward, reworking, adjusting, and tweaking.

Are you unstoppable?

Or are you stopped?

Quote for the day

"In the real world, the smartest people are people who make mistakes and learn. In school, the smartest people don't make mistakes." - Robert Kiyosaki

Saturday, 2 June 2018

10 Real Steps to Wealth

There are principles to wealth just like there are things that will leave you broke with little or no money. Money flows from those that consume to those that create. The world is a big cash flow chart and employees, investors, traders, business owners, and consumers are all part of the flow. Money flows from those that do not know how to manage it to those that do. Here are ten ways to position yourself on the right side of the flow of capital. It is a combination of self control, discipline, and math that will help you grow your wealth.

1. A job is when you work for money. Wealth is when money works for you.

2. An hourly job will not make you rich; owning businesses, real estate, and stocks can make you wealthy over the long term.

3. Assets make you money while you sleep. Liabilities cost you money while you sleep.

4. Ethical wealth creates jobs, products, innovative technology, online platforms, and wealthy investors. Unethical wealth just takes.

5. If you believe money is unethical you will never have much.

6. Money flows from those that consume to those of create what others want to buy.

7. The growth of compounded returns is the biggest secret to wealth. Don’t eat the seeds that can grow into an abundant harvest. Let your capital grow don’t spend it all.

8. Don’t let losers into your life. They will drag you down through negativity.

9. Learn and grow in one direction for 10 years to become an expert in some industry.

10. Your net worth is the difference between the value you created, how much your assets grew in value and the quantity of products you consumed.

Quote for the day

"What other people label or might try to call failure I have learned is just God's way of pointing you in a new direction." - Oprah Winfrey

Friday, 1 June 2018

Colombo Stock Exchange Trade Summary 01-Jun-2018

Quote for the day

"Success is empty if you arrive at the finish line alone. The best reward is to get there surrounded by winners." - Howard Schultz