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The starting point of all achievement is Desire…

Welcome to August’s Awesome Newsletter

Last month we received several emails from readers saying “they would love to take time out to relax but they were too stressed.”

A common complaint from groups we work with.

Here is a short story on Stress Management for all those people to enjoy:

Book of the month is “Anyone can do it” by Duncan Bannatyne of Dragons Den. A great reminder that we can. If we have Determination, Desire, and Belief in ourselves.

Have an Awesome August!

All the Best

Damian and the team at MindStore Australia.

“Sometimes becoming rich isn’t about opportunity, its about Desire.”

We received many positive comments for the Attention sign to print in your office last month.

Following on from that and intertwined with our book of the month I wanted to share a few thoughts on Desire.

Duncan Bannatyne said “it isnt about opportunity, its about Desire” and Napoleon Hill said that “Desire is the starting point of all achievement”

So how do we develop Desire?

Dream-Belief-Open Mindedness

As Napoleon Hill said “there is a difference between wishing for a thing and being ready to recieve it. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it. The state of mind must be belief, not mere hope or wish. Open mindedness is essential for belief. Closed minds do not inspire faith, courage or belief.

There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.

Challenge yourself to sit in your bedroom (or another private quiet area) and close your eyes, focus on your breathing, concentrate on breathing and resist the tendency for your mind to  “wander”.Manage your thinking. Begin to imagine what your goals or future achievements will look and feel like. Then practise developing the burning desire and belief in yourself that you will succeed, you will show determination and keep going forward to create the future you desire.

We know that extraordinary people like Andrew Carnegie and Thomas Edison did a certain amount of “Dreaming” or “Desiring” before they were successfull and were Determind to achieve what they believed in.

Book Review Corner

Anyone Can Do It- My Story by Duncan Bannatyne

Best known in Australia for the Dragons Den series. This book is both a personal development story and business book combined. I made the time to read it cover to cover in 2 days which people who know me will say is remarkably quick. A fascinating book with many nuggets of information in it.

To find out more or order the book click on the link:

A final thought………..

“Sometimes when life throws so many ‘coincidences’ at you, you have to stop calling them that and find a better word for them”

Duncan Bannatyne


Stress less & enjoy the scenery on a detour.

Forgive me if you have read this short Stress Management story before, but I felt it would be a timely reminder for a group of people that I met recently. Enjoy!

stressed with work

A  lecturer, when explaining stress management to an audience, raised a glass of  water and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Answers called out ranged  from 20g to 500g.

The lecturer replied, “The absolute weight doesn’t  matter. It depends on how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute,  that’s not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I’ll have an ache in my right  arm. If I hold it for a day, you’ll have to call an ambulance.”

“In each  case, it’s the same weight, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it becomes,”  he continued, “and that’s the way it is with stress management. If we carry all  of our burdens all the time, sooner or later, as the burden becomes increasingly  heavy, we won’t be able to carry on.”

“As with the glass of water, you  have to put it down for a while and rest before holding it again. When we’re  refreshed, we can carry on with the burden. So, whatever burdens you’re carrying  now, let them down for a moment if you can. Relax.  Life is short. Don’t pick them up again until after  you’ve rested a while. They will then seem so much lighter.”

Here are  some great ways of dealing with the burdens of life:

·          Accept that some days  you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue.

·          Always keep your  words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them.

·          If you can’t be kind,  at least have the decency to be vague.

·         You may be only one  person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.

·          A truly happy person  is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

To discover more about how MindStore’s training can help you or your colleagues at work answer: How could you put down your Stresses  for a while? How can you make time to relax? Drop us an email at

Until next time, keep smiling.