Welcome to Over the Horizon Thinking

Our simple philosophy is best described in this elegant quote by

Francoise Rene Auguste Chateaubriand.

A master in the art of living draws no sharp distinction between his work and his play; his labour and his leisure; his mind and his body; his education and his recreation.

He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence through whatever he is doing, and leaves others to determine whether he is working or playing. To himself, he always appears to be doing both.

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What is Success…and How do we Measure It?

I know what success means to me. Success is – living the perfect day, each and everyday.

Apple’s investors wouldn’t be very impressed if the New iPad was so great, so perfect, so complete, we consumers didn’t need another Apple product ever again. They wouldn’t sell their updates, apps or their iPad 4.
What is it about us that we are programmed to want more, to better ourselves and our lives?

Begin – Again

If you are in business, you are already a risk taker.

If you decide enough is enough and you want to close your business do it with a plan in mind. There should always be a strategy even when all seems lost. An insolvent business can be seen from many different angles. With the right advice and a fresh start you can cut costs and shift your business model to a profit making venture.

When you are living through a painful experience it’s often hard to enjoy the ride. My advice is don’t worry what people think of you, don’t get too caught up in the opinions of others – just whisper to yourself that you can do it and go for it, again.

Next time around beware of the mistakes from the past, delegate the things you aren’t as good at and be very frugal with your spending.

Financial Freedom – So What! – Then What?

To start a business based on the desire to become financially free is a huge mistake and a prescription for disaster.

Some of the wealthiest people on the planet did not start out saying their goal was financial freedom or retirement – because if they had, they would have stopped long ago.

The wealthiest people on the planet are all still working — not just 40 hours per week, either.

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Richard Branson and Alan Sugar etc are all still regularly logging 60/70/80 hour weeks. Not one of them is concerned with financial freedom or retirement.

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