The word – CAN’T

When I was a young boy my grandmother used to say to me, “there is no such word as can’t.”

When you stop to think about it that is literally and metaphorically true, because the word is ‘cannot’.

Can’t is a word that is banned in my house. I like to substitute it for won’t.

Whatever situation you are in, whatever problems you are facing, however difficult….there is always a way out if you look (and then work) hard enough.

You already have the solutions to your problems – yet you may think that you are unable to see a ‘way out’.  Someone, somewhere, has been in the same situation (or worse) as you and now lives a happy, successful, and balance life.

How did they do it?

They accepted that THEY, and only they, were responsible for where and who they were and where and who they wanted to be in the future.

The first step is getting rid of your attachment to negative words – can’t being the first one.

Action Point:

What won’t you do that you think you can’t?

It is easy to find excuses where stepping out of your comfort zone’ is concerned.

We all do it, but very few people tackle it head on and just ignore that little voice saying that they can’t do something.



Old Paradigms

It always amazes me how we get stuck in old ways of thinking, because that’s what we have been told.

A beauty is “Get a real job, work hard and you will be fine.” What a load of cobblers. I know thousands of people who have done just that, who are still working in their ‘real job’ getting nowhere fast.

What happened to ‘work smart, not hard?’ That’s for me! So, how do we work smart, you might ask. Just have a look at many wealthy people and tell me if you see them working hard. Do you know why they are taking it easy? Because they are employing two very important principles in their lives; and they are – Leverage and Residual income.

Leverage is described as –  ‘the use of a small initial investment, credit, or borrowed funds to gain a very high return in relation to one’s investment, to control a much larger investment, or to reduce one’s own liability for any loss.  In other words you improve your speculative capacity and increase the rate of return from an investment.

You can leverage money, time or people. The truth is that the average Joe Blow does not have a lump sum of money to use as leverage or a business where he can leverage human resources. So that leaves time. Again the average person cannot leverage ‘time’ because there are only 24 hours in the day and unless you employ others and sell their ‘time’ at a profit you are back to square one.

‘Residual Income’ is when you get paid over and over again for doing a job once. Take an author or recording artist as an example. They write a book or record a song and get paid for years and years and years. So how does anyone create residual income easily without writing a book or recording a song?

So what is the answer? I know what it is and how it is done with a very small investment. I am happy to share the information with you. Just email: or check out