#Brexit – Bye Bye UK…but what about us?

It’s been topical and it was badly a landslide. In fact I would say it’s a country divided. Firstly lets have a look at the results and then lets give some thought on what it means for the world, business and you.

Should Britain remain part of the European Union?

Remain a member of the European Union  48.1%    (16,141,241 Votes)
Leave the European Union 51.9% (17,410,742 Votes)
That’s small Margin for sure.
This is what Richard Branson said just a few days ago: “Leaving the European Union is not a risk I would want the UK to take. Not as an investor, not as an entrepreneur and certainly not as a father and grandfather concerned about the world we leave to the next generation. In the video above, I outline why I believe the UK should Remain in the EU. For trade, job creation and the economy. For peace, prosperity and security.” 
This is what 200 of the UK’s top entrepreneurs said as well: (People like Lastminute.com, Jawbone and more)

“The economic shock of a vote to leave the EU could lead to lost investment,
missed opportunities and lost jobs. The UK is currently the best place in Europe to launch and grow a business; leaving the European Union will undoubtedly undermine the ability of
Britain’s entrepreneurs to start-up, innovate, and grow.

“It is simply not worth the risk.”

One casualty is Prime Minister David Cameron…gone… resigned. Ireland and Scotland are considering their future as well.

Already in South Africa where I am today the Rand has weekend as I am sure many currencies have. But is there any positive fallout?

The Brits have always rallied in desperate times. Look at WW2 and the Battle of Britain. This is a country that comes back harder and faster. Rue Brittania and all that sort of thing. My English friends and clients are quite shocked but they are all saying the same thing. It’s irrelevant – What we will do is position ourselves differently. Some will leave. Some will focus more globally and others will simply dig in. Like any economic storm it will pass.

Be this a learning that wherever you are, your business can be affected by situations out of your control. Lets face it even Sir Richard couldn’t stop this. My council to you, my reader is to ‘Think Local – but Act Global’ You can have a business that crosses borders and in every crisis there are people that rise above it with fabulous mindset, ideas and shortcuts and hacks of any conundrum. Alternative currency Bitcoin has had a record day on the back of the news rising in value by 4.6%

I will be in London in a couple of weeks doing events and meeting with clients. By that stage the dust will have settled somewhat. It will be fascinating to see the effect on the person in the street. In any city you talk to the taxi drivers. They are the mind of the people, so regardless of the results Im not judging the entrepreneur reaction … yet.

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Pluralism – Nominate Someone You Know

The first question I am sure is: What is Pluralism?

Pluralism is a respect for Human Diversity. In fact it’s the concept that this is even a highly valuable commodity. In 2007 I met Pece Gorgievski, who at the time ran a shipping business. Pece wanted to create a world where cultures and religions and different beliefs were accepted. Rock Your Life was part of that journey of creating what became The Global Dialogue Foundation which stands for ‘Unity in Diversity’. I have been on the board since its inception in 2008/9.

IMG_7087Pece has a massive vision, and we filmed him in 2010 for our Movie ‘Dreamcatchers‘. His achievements are many. Most recent was the Unity in Diversity – World Civil Society India Launch, where Dave Rogers spoke. (Check out Dave’s speech here)

Just last month Pece signed an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the United Nations Alliance of Civilisations toward the nuclear of a planetary citizens assembly. It’s huge stuff about bringing our world together.

Here is where you can help…

 

The Global Centre for Pluralism has recently launched the Global Pluralism Award to recognize individuals, businesses, academics, civil society and governments who are working to promote more diverse, inclusive societies around the world.

The international jury of experts selecting the awardees is chaired by the Rt. Hon. Joe Clark, former Prime Minister of Canada. Awardees will each receive a prize of $50,000 to further their work in support of pluralism.  Nominations until 31 August 2016.

For more information and to nominate a pluralism champion, click here.

So go ahead – you must know someone brilliant in this area. It’s these award nominees that are making the world a better place. I’m very proud of Pece and the work he does but he’s not the only one. There are many and now is time to recognise them.

Check out Global Dialogue Foundation. It’s message may speak to you enough to get involved.

Finally here is a clip for the song I wrote (just after the fall of the Twin Towers in 2001) that was used to launch the World Civil Society India Launch.

 

 

Resurrection

Never forget your Dreams and Desires

A long time ago as a teenager I launched a band with my best friend of the time Mike Logan. The band was called Charley Browne. (It was modelled off Cheap Trick – a band who was heavy but pulled fun as well).

We had a top50 hit – toured and released two albums. About 5 years ago our album Power Palace started turning up in rare metal sites. It was on E-Bay and selling for up to 360 Euros. I’d moved on…but when I investigated the band I found fan sites in Cyprus, Argentina, Germany and Brazil. It was nuts… After 30 years we had a cult following.

In 2015, a documentary was done on the band for Rare Albums. You can see it at the bottom of this post:

CB_CD_front-2So I put the band together for the first time in 30 years and did a new album. It has taken us a couple of years to complete – given my schedule and others.. and there are some new members. Charley Browne 2016 is: Joe Tilli (Guitar), Mike Handcock (Guitar), Glen Donaghy (Vocals), Bruce Kerr (Bass), Patrick Kuhtze (Drums). The music was recorded by Dean Kerr www.deankerrmusic.com and some piano and vocals added by Mal McCallum.

To Celebrate the new album called Resurrection – I want to inspire you with the title track – Resurrection – written by myself and Landi Jac. I’m playing the guitars on it and Glen Donaghy does an amazing job with the vocals.

This song is dedicated to YOU and your DREAMS. It’s time for any dream you had to be realised. It’s time for you to ‘become the person you were meant to be’

This is a Song of Hope. Please Share it on your Facebook or Twitter and inspire others with these lyrics.

‘Break Free, Break Free, Become the Person You Were Meant to Be

Open Up Your Eyes And You Will See’

Charley Browne Documentary: Released May 2015

New Album Cover:

The Album will be released in July 2016. To order simply email me at info@rockyourlife.net

New Appointments at Rock Your Life®

Rock Your Life are pleased to announce the appointment of Miss Landi Jac to it’s Advisory Board. Miss Jac brings a power of expertise to the Rock Your Life Senior Team. Having successfully run her own consultancy company with increases of over 300% in recent years Miss Jac’s client list boasts organisations such as Thomson Rueters, SwissAir and most recently the Number#1 ReMax team in the world. IMG_4319

Landi Jac has three degrees including a Masters in Industrial Psychology. Her career has seen her working at home in South Africa, a time in London UK and more recently consulting organisations in over twenty different companies. In 2016, she launched The Consultant Code™ a business focussed on up-skilling consultants across the globe.

 

Version 2Rock Your Life have also appointed Geoff Dowson as it’s Manager of Sales (National &International) Mr Dowson has a Graduate Diploma in Marketing and since 2007 has run a very successful financial services company based in Johannesburg. Mr Dowson’s role is to build the Rock Your Life sales team nationally and internationally. In addition he will be involved in Rock Your Life’s strategic partners and it’s events and licensing worldwide.

For more information on either of these positions or on Rock Your Life and it’s global activities please respond to Yolanda Brand at info@rockyourlife.net

Mike Handcock

Chairman

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Just 24 hours left…. will you do it?

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  • We may be paying in full for you to join us in Egypt later this year
  • If you come, you will be joined by Business Leaders from around the world, who you will learn from and form alliances with
  • You will learn the deepest sacred, ancient wisdom that will truly and positively shift the way you look at life, your success and the way the world works

All you have to do is simply enter our competition. There’s 42 hrs to go – it’s really very simple. Even if you don’t win you may receive a prize…

Do it… go on be a rebel… click and win.

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See you soon

Mike

Reflect Back – Manifest Forward

Thanks Dave Rogers for this appropriate title.

I noticed my last blog was on June 11 this year… over 6 months ago…. why? Because Landi jac and I literally took 6 months off… a sabbatical. It didn’t mean we did absolutely nothing. In fact for any of you who think it sounds lovely… I dare you to do it. It’s really one of the hardest things I have ever done.

Why you may ask?

You see … the thing is that all you have to do is stare inward. It doesn’t matter that you may be in a street bar in Prague, or laying on the beach in Corfu, you are confronted by yourself, the real you. The one that is easy to hide from in your normal routine. You have to decide who you really are, and mostly it’s the stuff you have done well at bottling up and hiding away that finds a way to bubble up and confront you.

Perfect Beach
Life for Mike & Landi

All that said, how do I feel…. GREAT, it’s all culminated with a bad 10 day flu that is cleaning me out before Christmas. We visited 26 countries this year. Most people have an excuse not to do that in a lifetime. We have laid on a lot of beaches and am currently in a stunning resort in the Gili Islands off Lombok. Out of this has come some really big goals for next year.

We are manifesting and what that means is getting VERY clear on what we want, who we want in our lives and business and where we want to be in a years time. I’m excited.

So what can I share with you to help you have an awesome future?

  1. Revisit the stuff in your closet that you felt you have dealt with and de clutter it once and for all. It’s finally time to move on. That even means clearing out some nostalgia on Facebook – get it out of your energy.
  2. Focus on what you really want. Seriously … do you really want a Maserati? If yes… ok cool. If your life dream is to own one, but be careful about what your heart truly desires. It comes to you, but it may have baggage.
  3. Agree and write down simple action steps. IE. I want to have a meeting with a specific person, so I have joined his groups, written to people around him I can get to, going to where he hangs out in January…. and talking about it to everyone. I haven’t just left it in my head. That’s not manifesting. That’s dreaming.

Dream Big direction sign with aurora borealis background

To anyone who is reading this who has been part of our journey at Rock Your Life. In February we are launching Version 4.0 of Rock Your Life. It’s going to be awesome.

You rock.

PS: A huge thank you to the love of my life – Landi Jac – what a year we have had. You have been absolutely stunning. xxx

What does one do with all the time in the world?

Six weeks into my Sabbatical – I sit here reflecting. The days seem busy and at stages I feel like I am not achieving much at all. But why is there this constant drive to achieve at all one asks. Why not relax and simply stare at the moon, the fire, the ocean. So for those of you that are wondering what someone who has written 14 books and stood on over 1,000 stages in the past ten years does with all of he time in the world. Here is a brief synopsis of the past six weeks:

With the mask of Tutankhamen
With the mask of Tutankhamen
  • I have lost several kilo’s and my skin looks better and I am definitely more relaxed
  • I have been working on understanding my blood pressure. Ever since I was 25 my BP has been 130/95 now I have it around 125/85 and even down as far as 110/80. The main thing is I know the triggers, Coffee, Alcohol and Stress. Cayenne pepper has been a blessing in helping this
  • I am drinking almost zero alcohol. I was always someone who loved to binge drink… from time to time
  • I have been working on our new feature film, Arjuna, now draft twelve of the script is in Draft two of the Screenplay. It’s feeling great and we launched our crowdfunding project to assist with the tens of thousands I have spent on it personally. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/a-story-that-inspired-1-1-billion-people/x/5461155#/story
  • I have launched a documentary on my old band – Charley Browne and am talking to they guys about recording a few new tracks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q-FNZoeiug&spfreload=10
  • I have been re writing the manuscript for my new book on Pythagoras. This has taken a lot of work with the help of Todd Hutchison, Dave Rogers and Landi Jac as we have had a closer look at the esoterics of his messages and reconstituted them. I am very excited about this work
  • I have been studying full out Marketing on line, so I can share aspects of it with our inner circle and so we at Rock Your Life can become better at it
  • I have had plenty of animal encounters, from having an eagle on my arm, to interacting with a porcupine to visiting several Lion and Tiger sanctuaries
  • I have relooked at every system and product we have at Rock Your Life, surveyed our market place and know more what you want from us and who you think we are. Expect a different us in a relaunch.
  • I have been to Landi’s home town Bloemfontein and seen everywhere she grew up, partied, lived, loved and lost and that has given me a deeper understanding of the love of my life.
  • Together we have had so much fun, from lunching at Wineries, to writing in café’s to visiting Cape Town like tourists, climbing Table Mountain, going over some of it’s stunning passes and sunsets at cool beaches
  • I have auctioned my home in New Zealand and been reviewing property, including a whole re look at life and financial goals and re framing those for the first time in a few years
  • I have de cluttered, getting rid of hoards of stuff from my NZ home
  • We have designed our whole Europe trip starting July, including a Northern Lights cruise and January visit to the Caribbean as well, over 20 countries in the next few months
  • I have deepened and strengthened my relationship with Landi and our beautiful doggie Simon (Seamon), where we have taken the time to have so much deeper and more transformational conversation that ever before and that most people never do, plus I have been practising animal communication
  • I have been studying ancient wisdom in documentaries, rare books we have obtained and online, plus I have a new found interest in a series TV show I never had before
  • I have written a couple of new songs
Enjoying walking Simon
Enjoying walking Simon

… and finally – I have gotten out of the habit of needing my laptop, replying to emails just because I felt obligated and have even had it off for days. In fact … one other thing. This is first time I have looked at what I have achieved, whereas I used to consider it daily and beat myself up if I didn’t tick off my to do list.. now I don’t even have one and I feel a lot lighter