Saturday, 14 May 2016

How to differentiate between Gold & simply Gold-Plated people in your life.

Hello Giants

You might be wondering what the title is about and what it has to do with success and being the best version of yourself. It may not be obvious now but bear with me and continue reading the rest of the post, and once you’ve read it, it will make a lot more sense.

Let’s start off by tackling Gold vs Gold Plated things:

Gold Plated
Elemental metal made up of only gold atoms.
Thin layer of gold covering something.
Will not tarnish – Will not become dull, dim or discolored and will not be ruined.
Small amount of actual gold that inevitably rubs away over time

Now how does all this relate to you and your life? I believe you have 2 kinds of people/friends in your life; Real & Fake who I call Gold & Gold Plated.  I use this contrast to show you that the people you consider gold in your life are the real deal, they will stay by your side and will continue to support you. They will not tarnish. Whereas Gold Plated people, maybe not initially but over time, will reveal their true selves and their hidden agendas. They are pretentious and dishonest. What you thought of them will change once their true colors are revealed.

People/Friends who represent Gold
Gold Plated People/“Friends”
People/Friends who are loyal and trusting.
People/“Friends” who pick and choose when to be loyal or trusting to you depending on the situation and who they are around.
People/Friends who help you grow.
People/“Friends” who make you feel small and inferior to them.
People/Friends who are there for you through thick and thin.
People/“Friends” who are with you when times are good and nowhere to be found when times are bad.
People/Friends who motivate you to be the best version of yourself.
People/“Friends” who continue to discourage you when it comes to your dreams or who let you continue doing the wrong thing knowing very well it’s not good for you.
People/Friends who believe in you.
People/“Friends” who would rather see you fail than succeed.
People/Friends you can be real around.
People/“Friends” who make you feel bad for being who you really are.
People/Friends who choose to love you and be around you with your flaws and all.
People/“Friends” who compete with you, who never make an effort and who point out all your wrongs and conveniently forget to mention all your rights.
People/Friends who want you to succeed.
People/“Friends” who sabotage everything you do or have planned.

The people/friends who represent Gold are the type of people you want in your life. They are real and don’t just pretend, these are the people you can trust with your life. These are the people who will push you into the right direction and who will be by your side with every step you take. These are the type of people you want to have in your success corner, in your successful life and on your journey to greatness.

On the other hand you may have read about how Gold Plated people are and thought to yourself, “Wait a minute, I have some people/“friends” in my life that fit this description”. All I can say is you’re right, we all have encountered such people, some more than once and some currently still are. Gold Plated people are the type of people you don’t want in your life, as a matter of fact you want them as far from you as possible. They have nothing to give you except for negativity, self-doubt and disappointment. They will not grow you. The only positive thing about being around these people is knowing who to be around or who to leave behind. They bring unnecessary toxicity and discouragement into your life. Some may even delay your success or even stand in the way of it. They are quick to be disloyal and everything else they need to be to get ahead even at the price of your friendship and trust.

To be successful, stay successful and live a successful life you need to surround yourself with the right people, people you trust without a doubt and people who will help you achieve greatness. Not everyone wants you to be great. Rather have a small, strong, driven and loyal circle than a volatile big circle that’s waiting to blow.

Guard your space above all so nothing and no one stands in the way of your success and happiness.

Peace. Happiness. Success.

I would love to know what you all think of this post, please leave your comments below and share this post for others to read. 

Monday, 9 May 2016

Quotes of the week


•Just because I fall doesn't mean I'm knocked out. For every fall I will rise. I will rise until I no longer have to. 


•Whatever it is you want. Whatever you're willing to work for. Whatever it is - OWN IT. Own your dreams. 


• Push until you can't anymore and when you get to that point... Continue pushing. 


•In everything BE YOU and DO YOU!


•As hard as it may be, anything and everything is possible. It all depends on how badly you want it. 

Have an amazing and productive week everyone! 

Peace. Happiness. Success. 


Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Road to success EP109!

Gemaén's Road To Success:

Name: Gemaén Jordan Taylor

Occupation: "I am a TV Host, Style Blogger & Brand Influencer."

Goals: "My goal in life is to be wealthy. We all have set goals and it's my job to continue what I am doing and what feels right for me to maintain to the end, yet ongoing goal by always maintaining everything once achieved."

What is success? "My own definition of success is looking after yourself and being dependent on no one but yourself in any circumstance - I am from a local colored neighborhood and it's hard to keep focus with surroundings where life is not easy especially in this day and age where everything is so accessible and people being easily influenced by drugs and everything seen in the streets from local areas. It's always a challenge for people to take care of themselves or to have dreams and aspirations from surroundings where it feels like there is no hope for dreams or people."

What success have you achieved? "What success I have achieved is looking after myself for one and actually building myself slowly as a brand through small projects by working with other brands. Everything does not happen overnight and sometimes we should give ourselves credit because the little things add to the end goals we all personally have for ourselves through our own journeys!"

What success do you want to achieve? "What success I have yet to achieve will always be a personal thing because I don't want to jinx anything but whatever I do I want it to be a success and a platform to inspire everyone else to always have faith and belief in themselves."

All the best on your road to success Gemaén...

Visit his awesome blog
It is Taylor Made at Follow Gemaén on Facebook** Gemaén Jordan TaylorTwitter** @GemaenTaylor and Instagram** gemaentaylor.

Peace. Happiness. Success.


Road to success EP108!

Hein's Road To Success:

Name: Hein van Tonder

Occupation: Food PhotographerStylist and Writer

Goals: "It evolves as I grow older and with each birthday but I like to have practical goals. Currently it is to constantly have work as photographer and to have my work recognised internationally."

What is success? "To have choices. Be it personal, love, material, financial or career. I seem to have some of those at times but never all at the same time! And to never forget that it all takes a lot of hard work – probably more than we ever think it would."

What success have you achieved? "Completely unintentionally I changed careers at the age of 45 and since then have photographed two books, have a popular blog and am building a group of people that insist on working with me."

What success do you want to achieve? "To combine my career with my love for travel and food. Still not able to get that right but working on it!"

All the best on your road to success Hein...

Visit his amazing website, you will not be disappointed. 
Follow Hein on Facebook** HeinstirredTwitter** @heinstirredInstagram** heinstirred and Google+** +heinstirred.

Peace. Happiness. Success.


Road to success EP107!

Ashlyn's Road To Success:

Name: Ashlyn Diaz

Occupation: Founder & Creative Director at Haute Kids, Entrepreneur

Goals: "One of my many goals in life was to be educated and graduate with a degree. I can proudly say that I have accomplished that goal and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Communication Science. From there, I have always promised myself that I would be an entrepreneur and work for myself. I never knew what business I wanted to invest in or where I wanted to go but after thorough research of the market and industries currently, I established Haute Kids which is a luxury contemporary online clothing store for kids which will launch in May 2016. I have always had a life goal to have a family and that is my main focus as that is how I was raised by my family. Lastly, I would like to add value to each person who enters my life whether it is a life lesson, a piece of advice or guidance."

What is success? "My definition of success is simple, be financially stable, have a loving family, a healthy well-being and to be happy."

What success have you achieved? "
I can proudly say that I have accomplished and graduated with a double major in Psychology and Communication Science. I established Haute Kids which is a luxury contemporary online clothing store for kids which will launch in May 2016."

What success do you want to achieve? "I would like every business venture that I endure to be successful and lucrative, and I am yet to eventually (when the time is right) find a life partner and build a family with a stable home."

All the best on your road to success Ashlyn...

Her website is still under development however keep a look out for when it's up and running. 
Follow Ashlyn on Instagram** ashlyndiaz.

Peace. Happiness. Success.