Live your dream today!

Live your Dream

I am following a famous Danish entrepreneur on several social platforms, and here the other day I received a newsletter in the occasion of his 40 years birth day. The name of the entrepreneur is Martin Thorborg, and he is famous for founding several internet based companies and is today putting a lot of effort into helping Danish entrepreneurs via his entrepreneurial talk show.

The message of the newsletter is very essential for all people walking this earth, and it inspired me to do this article.

Mankind is getting older day for day, and that is a fact that no one can change. That also means that we do only have a given time to live our life, before we die and disappear from the surface of the earth.

It seems to be normal for people to look back at their life from time to time and take a look at what they have achieved. Hopefully are many happy with their achievements, but often do people look back and see what they never did. This causes depressions and other forms of bad excuses for doing nothing about it.

As long as you are busy, it is easy not to take responsibility for your life, and it becomes very easy to forget the childhood dreams and the list of things that you wanted to achieve with your life. The main problem might be that adulthood with all its demands, which tend to overshadow your dreams, and you end up feeling comfortable in the daily routine far away from action and excitement.

Those who look back and still remember their dreams have an exclusive opportunity to take action right away, but often is the dream postponed to tomorrow and the cycle keeps happening day after day for the rest of their life. The only result is regret.

So is it too late to live your dream if you are 40, 50, 60 or something else?

The answer is no.

It is never too late to live your dream. As a clever man once said: “today is the first day of the rest of your life”.

The most important is never to let your dreams die, but instead share them with the world and turn dreams into reality. Because life does not start tomorrow, it starts today – Do not waist it – You only have this one life – So get the most out of it!

What is a QR code? and What to use it for?

QR code is a two dimensional barcode that can contain Website URL’s, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and other personal messages.

What are QR codes?

Have you not yet created your QR code and have you not yet thought about what to use it for? Then it might be about time to get started.

QR stands for Quick Response and were developed by the Japanese company Denso-Wave . The system was developed to be used in car production, where robots automatically could identify spare parts. The QR system however does have other functionalities, which are now entering the western world after have been huge in Japan for many years.

What to use QR codes for?

When it comes to use QR codes it is about being innovative, because there are extraordinary opportunities with this system.

In Japan where the system has been used for many years, the QR codes are to be seen everywhere in the public space. Imagine billboards which today contain limited information, will with a QR code could contain unlimited information. Simply access your QR reader on you smartphone, point at the billboards QR code and you will access the website concerning the particular happening.

Another interesting place to use the QR code is on your personal card. I tend to get my QR code printed on my card for enabling the receiver to access my website with a simple point from a smartphone. In addition to other cards, it might have a refreshing effect on the receiver, which will make your card more valuable.

QR Code
QR Code

In the nearby future we can expect to see these QR codes printed on products in the supermarket, where the consumer with a cellphone will get access to information about the particular product.

Why QR codes?

The need for information in our society has grown, since the arrival of the internet. And now is a technology so cheap and easy to use available for everyone, which makes it logic to implement it in our society.

This is my QR code, and it leads the way to this website alexanderhold.com

Don’t work for money, let the money work for you.

This article is inspired of the book “Rich Dad – Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki.”

Rich Dad - Poor Dad
Rich Dad – Poor Dad

Money is often mentioned as the root of all evil. Such a statement is often caused by money problems. Rich people would say that a lack of money is the root of all evil. Poor people often forbid the subject of money to be discussed at the dinner table, because of embarrassment connected to the current situation. At this point is committed a fundamental mistake. When you forbid discussing the subject of money, you are putting your head to sleep. You do not force you brain to work and figure out a solution for the matter of a bad financial situation.

When you walk down the street and see your colleague driving his new Porsche, it would be normal to desire what he got. But often is the desire killed by the mindset: “I can’t afford it.” Instead of thinking I can’t afford it, the rich man would think: “How can I afford it?” It is the same as the difference between the man who goes to the gym every day, and the man who sits at home watching TV. The man who goes to the gym get fit, the man in front of the TV get fat. It is very important to exercise your brain, and it might mean the difference between rich and poor.

To support my words I would like to retell a little story from the childhood of Robert Kiyosaki.

At the age of 9 Robert Kioyosaki and his friend Mike is asking Mike’s dad how to become rich. Mike’s dad is agreeing to teach them, but not in the classical school way. The two boys are offered a job for 10 cent an hour, and the terms are: take it or leave it. After have been working 3 hours every Saturday for 3 weeks, it becomes enough for Robert. He thinks he is underpaid and he is confronting Mike’s dad. Mike’s dad is glad to see his reaction, but he is having a hard time convincing Robert that he as the employer is not the problem, but that Robert is. Robert walks away from the meeting, now working for free. Working for free is not especially exciting and Robert and Mike are getting their eyes open for opportunities. After been working for some weeks Robert and Mike notice that every week the manager of the store is ripping of the front page of all the comic books. The distributer is getting the front page, and the comic books are thrown out.  Robert and Mike sees an opportunity and make a deal with the manager that they get the old comic books, but they have to promise that they won’t sell them. The two boys opens a library and tax 10 cent each kid for reading all the comic books they can in the opening hour. They are hiring Mike’s sister to run the business. And they are making much more money that they would ever earn working for Mikes dad.

Do not work for money, let the money work for you. That is the main message of this article. Another important notification is that learning is much more valuable than profit. Tina Seeling, lector of Stanford University is saying: “There is a million dollar opportunity in every room you  enter.” You just need to open your eyes and see it.