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Archive for the month “January, 2006”

A promise to yourself.

Have you ever felt that life sometimes is not going anywhere, that no matter how you try, things are not moving forward. There are more bad days than good. Here is a simple solution. Do yourself a favor, promise yourself to be strong that nothing disturbs your piece of mind.
I want to share this peace by one of my favorite author, Dr. Dennis Kimbro.

  • Talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.
  • Make all your friends feel that there is a power inside them.
  • Be optimistic and look at life’s bright side.
  • Think only of the best, work only for the best, and expect the best.
  • Be just as enthusiastic regarding the success of others as you are about your own.
  • Forget the mistakes of the pastand press forward to the greater achievements of the future.
  • Wear a cheerful countenance at all times and greet every living creature with a smile.
  • Give so much time to improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
  • Be too large to worry, too noble of anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to allow the presence of trouble.

Give it a shot. I think it is a promise worth keeping.


Andy G. Rodie

Entrepreneur – Al Gosling.

If there is one entrepreneur who is doing what I want to be doing is this guy. I ran across is profile on net this morning. One of the top 50 entrepreneurs of 2005 in the UK.

Kudos to you Al. Always an inspiration.

Here is a prolife of him.

Mr Alistair Gosling,CEO,Extreme Group”Al Gosling, CEO and founder of Extreme Group, developed a passion for extreme sports during his early teens and following a number of jobs went on to found a successful and growing international business and brand based upon that early passion. An entrepreneur from the very start Al’s first business venture included selling board shorts out of the back of his old battered red Renault 5 while studying for his exams!1995, Aged 24, having just return from travelling and unable to find a job, Al decided he wanted to establish a company that would mix his passion for Extreme Sports with business and so Extreme International was established, which specialised in the acquisition and distribution of extreme and adventure sports TV programmes to broadcasters all over the world, four years later this business was to grow into the Extreme Group of companies. On a shoestring budget with his office in a small converted barn more akin to a mountain hut or surf-shack than the headquarters of a growing media business, the company rapidly grew to become the worldwide market leader in Extreme Sports TV. In April 1998 Al came up with the idea to create and launch the world’s first TV channel dedicated to extreme sports. Unsurprisingly entitled The Extreme Sports Channel, its main influences were a mixture of MTV and traditional sports channel. The Channel started broadcasting from Amsterdam on 1st May 1999 to 400,000 viewers throughout Holland. Featuring events, movies and magazine shows about the sports such as surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX, skiing, Moto-X and the music, fashion and lifestyle that surrounds them. The channel’s coverage grew rapidly and it is now broadcasting to 55 countries in twelve languages.Today Al and the team are focused on taking Extreme into new areas driving all of the group companies forward and launching the channel into new countries and regions. The Extreme Group employs 247 people and is made up of Extreme Sports Channel, Extreme Retail which includes Europe’s leading online extreme sports retailer, Ex Stores a chain of 22 surf skate and snow shops, Ex Gear the clothing range, Extreme Drinks, delivering a range of natural functional soft drinks to consumers world wide, the events business Ex Events and is on target to launch ExtremeMob Europe’s only youth focused (MVNO) Mobile operator during 2005 and Extreme Travel coming soon. Al is still completely passionate about the sports that give him his drive and passion for the business and when not in the office you will find him either windsurfing, kite surfing, flying, ice climbing or skiing somewhere in the world.”

36 Quotes of Success by Ryan Allis.

Quotes are favorites of mine. They are short,sweet and to the point.
I have my favorites set of quotes I will share with you, but for now,
here are a few by young entepreneur Ryan Allis. Again, you must visit his websites( and There are great resources for anyone interested in Entrepreneurship.

Truly inspiring.



Andy G. Rodie


1. Who you know is equally important as what you know.
2. Success comes from both intelligence and persistent diligence.
3. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
4. Small people remain small because they think small, act small, or don’t act at all.
5. Preparation is essential. Understand the game before you play.
6. Do not rest on your accomplishments, build on them and use the power of compounding.
7. Consistent quality outperforms intermittent excellence.
8. I know I will be _________. Therefore I will be ___________. Fill in the blank.
9. The magic combination for business success is: planning + intelligence + hard work + networking + building systems + follow through.
10. The world is filled with opportunities just waiting to be found by an energetic and intelligent person.
11. A positive action left undone loses the magic benefit of time: compounding.
12. Not a single person whose name is worth remembering lived a life of ease.
13. Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny. – Steven R. Covey
14. The rich build assets that they use to purchase other assets. The poor only have expenses. – Robert Kiyosaki
15. Failure defeats losers, failure inspires winners. – Robert T. Kiyosaki
16. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve. – Napoleon Hill
17. One can get anything if he is willing to help enough others get what they want. – Zig Ziglar
18. Great spirits have often encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. – Albert Einstein


19. The secret to knowledge is asking the right questions and being prepared for the people you encounter.
20. Who you know is equally important as what you know.
21. Learn from the best and never stop learning. Learn actively and know how to learn independently. The brain is one’s biggest investment.
22. The greatest risk of all is not taking risk while one is young and learning from his or her mistakes.
23. Since the way we learn is by making mistakes, the greatest risk of all it to wait too long to begin making those mistakes.
24. If one does not or cannot apply what they’ve learned, they have learned nothing.
25. The abilities to adapt to change and learn quickly are perhaps two of the most important skills a modern human can have.
26. It’s not only what you know; it’s how fast you learn what you don’t know. Creative destruction works in business, markets, and with knowledge.
27. Just as money compounds, so does knowledge and so do habits.
28. Thinking is the hardest work there is. That is why so few people engage in it. – Henry Ford
29. Imagination is more important that knowledge. – Albert Einstein


30. Do not squander time for that is the stuff life is made of.
31. When all resources; food, wildlife, trees, fuel, are destroyed, man will not be able to eat money.
32. Life is but a game, however, in this game the rules are not revealed until well into the game; and then, to only those courageous enough to seek them.
33. With life, what you get out is directly proportional to how much energy and intelligence you put in.
34. Seek to understand then be understood. – Stephen R. Covey
35. Money has little value if you are not happy. Be sure to have fun.
36. To have friends, invest time in being a friend.

Ryan P. Allis, 20, is the author of Zero to One Million, a guide to building a company to $1 million in sales, and the founder of Ryan is also the CEO of Broadwick Corp., a provider of the permission-based email marketing software and CEO of Virante, Inc., a web marketing and search engine optimization firm. Ryan is an economics major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he is a Blanchard Scholar.

Entrepreneur – Ryan Allis.

Ryan Allis, Ryan Allis.

I don’t remember exactly how and when I came across Ryan Allis, but I was hooked to his site ever since. Over the course of the year I will be sharing some his advice and expertise on my blog so others and myself can benefit from. This is a guy to we can all learn a lot from.
I will share one of his recent presentations he did in April titled “Creating a life of Purpose, Passion and Prosperity”. A wonderful gift to start the new year. Also, check his website for Great resource for entrepreneurs.

Check it out.

Thanks Ryan for your inspiration.


Andy G. Rodie

Happy New Year and Welcome to 2006.

I want to start off wishing every one a happy new year and the best of luck on their upcoming endeavors. I venture to say that everyone have big dreams and goals and will go after them with gusto.

My two big goals this year are Launching my Real Estate Investment firm – AGR PROPERTIES
and my apparel line – name to be disclosed. Very excited about these two projects. I do look to other entepreneurs for inspiration and I will be profiling everyone in this blog. I hope to inspire others to do the same.

I will be sharing some other goals and aspirations and resources to help not only myself but others who read this blog. I will be happy to answer any questions and share resources that I may not mention here. Best of luck to everyone.

Let’s support each other and again make it one of the best year ever.


Andy G. Rodie

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