January 20, 2018

  1. Always ensure that you have checked the latest travel advice for the destination you wish to travel so subscribe to any free email notifications each time the travel advice is updated.
  2. If need be opt for travel insurance and make sure this is arranged before hand to cover any activities you wish to participate in as well as insurance for all your baggage.
  3. Check to see if you are in need for a visa for the countries you are going to visit, however be aware that you may need more than just a visa to enter the country so find this out by contacting the Embassy or High Commission before hand.
  4. Confirm you flight details and all reservations for cars, hotels and activities before you leave.
  5. Organize your money. Make sure you are sure of which credit / debit cards you will be taking and find out the best rates for converting currency and purchasing travelers checks.
  6. Make a list of all emergency contact numbers, for example lose and stolen credit cards, and leave a copy of your travel itinerary with a friend of family member so they can contact you if need be.
  7. Check the weather at your travel destination so that you can pack the appropriate gear to suit the climate.
  8. If you are going to be flying then make sure you have an essential carry on bag just encase you bags get delayed.
  9. If you are going to be driving then make sure you have a road map, GPS handy so you can look up any directions when needed.
  10. Pack you camera and video equipment atleast 24 hours before you leave, so that you can check and charge any batteries beforehand.

Did you know that there are now 10.1 million households in the US with $ 1 million or more in investable assets, excluding the value of their primary residence? This is from a 2015 article by CNBC. What do these folks do and how do they act? Let's talk about money in a way that might shift your view of rappers, like 50 Cent, posing with stacks of movie prop cash to create the illusion of immunity wealth as it navigates our banking system. Heck, let's just talk about money.

I read an article recently, written by Dan Kennedy who is internationally recognized as the "Millionaire Maker," helping people in just about every category of business turn their ideas into fortunes. His article was published in my business coach's newsletter. My coach, Richard James gets his coaching from Dan Kennedy, so by default, I receive the benefits from Dan Kennedy too. Since the primary focus of my law practice is to help my clients attain freedom from their debts, I focus much of my articles on money.

According to Dan's article, entitled, "the 5 'tools of the mind' you need to become a millionaire thinker," lays the universal foundation that most people think about money in a negative way like, "worrying, budget-wrestling, can ' T afford, and jealousy of others. " I'll add that we feel guilty when we can not pay our debts and feel an awful MORAL obligation to repay our debts. I believe that it is our thoughts about money that keep us perpetually stuck in a cycle of debt and poverty consciousness. I "m on a personal mission to wipe out the personal debts for my clients and partner with them to shift their perspectives about money, wealth and retirement through my bankruptcy practice.

What is Dan's secret? He says that your dominant thoughts are things and cited to Napoleon Hill's book, Think and Grow Rich. What this means is that if you're constantly seeing lack, you'll get more lack. If you're focused on thoughts that you can leverage, to initiate positive and right actions in your life, then you can kickstart your journey to a better financial life. It all starts with a decision; A choice.

Dan's five tools include planning, environment, reading, engaging in the right activities, and having the right associations. Have not you heard that you are the sum total of the five people you spend the most time with? I can tell you that I personally find that I grow in environments where I am not the smartest person in the room. I'm a student of life and soak up these environments like a sponge. Guess what? My business grew by 17% last year and is on target for a 40% growth in 2016. The bottom line is that we start with our thoughts and then take decent actions toward our goals.

This works by opening you up to opportunities you may have never considered, like bankruptcy to quickly eliminate your …

By: Rabbi Levi Brackman & Sam Jaffe (2008)

ISBN 978-0-8144-1274-9

Book Price: $24.00

Business consultants

Rabbi Levi Brackman is a popular Judaic scholar, writer and teacher. He has taught on 3 continents, has a weekly TV show, and is published regularly in newspapers and internet. Sam Jaffe has been on the staff of The Wall Street Journal, Smart Money, Bloomberg Markets, and Business Week magazines. Both are business consultants!

Ancient clues to wealth access

Rabbi Brackman and Sam Jaffe express their views in 9 chapters. They discuss such topics as, Patriarchal business models: Creating a blueprint for success (Ch. 4), Making the sale: Negotiation techniques from the Torah (Ch. 5), Spiritual entrepreneurship: Finding the Holy in your work (Ch. 7), and many more ancient clues to wealth access.

Godly business success

Rabbi Brackman and Sam Jaffe share with a personal and forthright style. Referring to moving forward, they say, “A good businessperson never surrenders his or her business to fate. The moment that you start blaming unseen forces (the market, currency traders… ) is the moment that you relinquish control… you are responsible to act… “

The authors use language that connects and relates to readers. They maintain relevant communication stating that, “If you have built your own business you know that to succeed, you need to be a self-starter. For that, pure determination and endurance is not enough. Something else is required to reach your goal-and that is passion.”

Rabbi Brackman and Sam Jaffe display keen insights into business acumen. Discussing negotiation, they share that, “The key to winning a negotiation is knowledge-knowledge of yourself, knowledge of your negotiating partner, and knowledge of the fair value of the deal… Do your homework regarding the other party’s situation.”

Encouraging words aim to lift readers into victory. Authors declare, “While most businesses make mistakes, you should never label your enterprise a failure. When your business seems to be failing, look for the silver lining to it-all successful businesses have been at that stage, yet have overcome.” Success comes to those who don’t quit.

Spirituality is a central theme. The authors declare that doing business to gain wealth should not produce guilt but, “For the spiritual entrepreneur, wealth creation is about making the world a better and more Godly place.”

Business success lessons

Rabbi Levi Brackman and Sam Jaffe share powerful Jewish wisdom for business success lessons.…