Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Black Blogger: Entree to Black Paris

Monique Y. Well's blog Entree to Black Paris explores the lives and history of people of African heritage in Paris.  

As one of the contributors to Secrets of the Black Bloggers, Monique has recently reviewed the book.  One area she focuses on is the importance of networking with, and learning from, other Black bloggers.  Click here to read her review

African Film Season on Film Four

This week, Film Four is screening a series of films made in Africa, by and about African people. 

Last night, they screened Johnny Mad Dog, which depicts the experience of child soldiers during the Liberian civil war.  Click here to read more and watch the trailer.  

Tonight, Film Four will screen A Screaming Man, a drama from Chad about guilt, betrayal and intergenerational father/son conflict.  A Screaming Man also touches on the effect the Chinese takeover of African countries is having on the lives of ordinary African people.  Check out the trailer above. 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Diane Abbott MP on Free Speech

Diane Abbott MP on The Wright Stuff talked about free speech and "political correctness" this morning.  

Matthew Wright asked her if she feels free to say what she wants, and she said that she does, but as a politician she has to be careful about expressing her views.  What she would say in private to her friends is not what she would say in public.  (Isn't this true of all of us?)  

Diane Abbott, the first Black woman to be elected to the House of Commons, is one of the people I interviewed in Black Success Stories

You may recall she apologised for tweeting that "white people love playing divide and rule".  I personally do not think she should have apologised.  Click here to read more

Abbott also said that some words are always offensive; however, it is also a question of context.  

Meanwhile, Asian comedienne Shazia Mirza stated that what she says about herself and her community is one thing, but if someone else calls her a "Paki" - and they have - that would be a different thing.  

Diane Abbott MP on the Olympics

Diane Abbott MP said on The Wright Stuff this morning that Olympic torch-bearers should be able to sell their torches - after all, corporate sponsors are earning huge sums of money from the Olympics.  

Diane Abbott, the first Black woman to be elected to Parliament, is one of the people I interviewed in Black Success Stories.  If you want to know how to have a career in politics, you need to read it.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Getting to Your Core Issues

I blogged yesterday about the Secrets of the Millionaire Mind and the Millionaire Mind Intensive (MMI).

The MMI was brilliant. T. Harv Eker helps you discover your money blueprint.

Your money blueprint is your set of mental and emotional patterns which determine your financial life.

Although this can be highly valuable, your core issues may not be about money at all. Your core issues may be based in an area or aspect of your childhood. Harv touches on this during the MMI.

If you really want to make major changes in your life, you need to discover your core conditioning.

I did a lot of work around my money issues many years ago. Although this work was valuable, I did not see a lot of change in my money situation. Until you deal with your core issues, you may not see much change happen.

Your core conditioning, or core programming, affects every area of your life, including your money, your career, your relationships and your health.

Once you address your core conditioning, you can make major changes. For more about this, see:  Change Your Life with Core Conditioning.  

See also: Your Money Blueprint.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Your Money Blueprint

I recently attended the Millionaire Mind Intensive (MMI) with T. Harv Eker. Click here to read more about it.

Ever since I did this a few weeks ago, my life has really taken off! It has been a rollercoaster. Very challenging, but brilliant! Amazing. 

Did I mention I spent the whole weekend talking to sistas and brothas?   

In the book Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, and in the MMI, Eker helps you to discover your money blueprint.

Your money blueprint is the pattern of thoughts, feelings and emotions you have around money. Your money blueprint determines your financial life. The more aware you are of your patterns, the more you have the power to change them. 

I have been saying for years, in my books, ebooks and articles, that when you change your mindset, you can change everything.

One difference between the MMI and what I say in Success Strategies for Black People is that, in Success Strategies, I don’t give you the answers, as Eker does. I show you how to find your own blueprint.

You can use my method to discover any blueprint you want to – be it for money, career, relationships or health – any area of your life.

I’ll be blogging more about this soon. See also: Why I wrote Success Strategies for Black People.

Saturday, May 12, 2012