Category: my life

Lives of the very successful

Dear reader,

Today I am going to write about the ultimate risk-takers, the masters of the universe, the go-getters and the achievers. They are such inspiring role-models it is only natural for me writing a book about them. The book should be finished in August this year and a lot of important names have already agreed to cooperate with it. This will make the book on itself a success, but I promise you dear reader, that it will be so much more. It will be a book that opens your eyes with real life examples that you can indeed achieve your goals. Be it founding your own company, being a guru with several books written, having a top executive position in a multi-million dollar company, being a founder of the latest web 2.0 hype bought in for a part of it shares by Microsoft.

Everything is possible. And this book will show you how they did it. Inside the masters of the universe will show you how.

Interested in reading the book? Interested in an eye opener that will change your life for the best? I know you are! But you’ll just have to wait till August.

Want to be one of the first? Write me an email if you want to be notified when the initial draft is distributed.

And if you know someone in IT, for who work and career take on the quality of a mission, and have succeeded in making their goal a success, just email me their name, and perhaps he or she will be included in the book.

Sunny greetings from Belgium

Nick Belhomme

Never Work a Day in Your Life Again

Stop working, start having fun… Today!

Imagine a life where you never have to work again. Imagine a life of joy.
Worry free, a place where you are glad to get out of bed. A life where everyday is like a gift you have to discover. Some of the gifts will be predictable, others will be a real surprise. Nonetheless, it are gifts. You see yourself accepting them with great joy and enthusiasm. You can’t wait to unwrap them and see what today brings.

Now imagine yourself doing the job you love to do. Everyday a pleasure, money in abundance and your self esteem rising like an eagle knowing you are doing what you love to do. I want you to stop reading and think about this for a minute. Think about what you love to do and how you would feel if you made a livelihood from it. Wouldn’t that feel great? I know it does, I know you are reading this with a smile on your face. Maybe you have some rejections and you want to tell me that it can’t be done. Well if you can dream it, feel it and see yourself doing it, trust me you can do it! It just takes faith, faith in yourself. But it won’t be easy.

Nothing in life is really easy. But it gets easier when you are doing the things you are meant to do. The hardest thing in life is doing the things that don’t belong to you. When you are going in the opposite direction of the person that is within you, your authentic self, you lose the battle. By forcing yourself in a role other than the role you feel deep inside you should be, you are draining yourself of precious life energy. And everything you do will be a struggle. Imagine yourself blowing up a very large beach ball and trying to conquer it by holding it under water. At first it will be effortless. You will be able to hold the ball suppressed under water, holding it from going to the surface where it is meant to be. You see the ball trying to flip to the left, then to the right, always trying to reach the surface, and you see yourself non stop trying to keep it down. You know you cannot afford to be non vigilant at the cost of the ball emerging, because at that time it will find it way to the top. If you are one of those people and I am talking to 95% of you, you know it is true, you are constantly suppressing your inner self. And you know it. You know it because sometimes when you are alone, driving, laying on the couch, walking the streets, your inner self comes knocking. You know you have so much to give, and you are just not living at your full potential.

Do yourself a favor, believe in yourself, give yourself a chance to be you. Stop fighting yourself. Be happy give your authentic self the expression it needs. You cannot afford not being the person you ought to be. You have one life, it is your responsibility to make it the life of your dreams. Live toward the dreams, claim your life.

How can you be the person you want to be? One step at a time. You have to know where you are going, but you do not have to know how to get there. Don’t ask yourself how. That isn’t important. What is important is that you decide today that you claim your life and you start moving in the general direction of where you want to be. Start opening your mind to the possibility of you being you. Maybe your dream has been sleeping for almost your entire life. It is time to awaken the inner giant. Stop holding the ball under water, release it and see it bursting through the surface. From then on the ball will float effortless on the water. When you are going in the direction you are meant to go, everything will get easier. You will float through life. Don’t you ever think you help yourself or your beloved ones by not being who you are meant to be.

Start moving into the general direction, see yourself doing the things you would do if you were the person you want to be. Now start
doing those things everyday a little more. Start acting like that person. Act. That is all you have to do. Eventually you will become that
person. Start reading how other people did it. Choose someone you admire and read his life story. Ask yourself how would they do it, and do it.

Set a goal, take action and persist with passion. Everyday will be a blessing. Before long you will be telling yourself what a fool you have been not being your authentic self. Life will be fun, full with joy. Start living the blessed life, take your responsibility. You are 100% accountable, it is your life, claim it.

And remember all of the following:

  • Find a job you love, and you will never have to work again.” — Confucius
  • Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it.” — Buddha
  • It takes half your life before you discover life is a do-it-yourself project.” — Napoleon Hill
  • Before success comes in any man’s life, he’s sure to meet with much temporary defeat and, perhaps some failures. When defeat overtakes a man, the easiest and the most logical thing to do is to quit. That’s exactly what the majority of men do.” — Napoleon Hill
  • You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try.” — Beverly Sills
  • No man is ever whipped until he quits in his own mind.” — Napoleon Hill

I know you can do it! If you are in need of a little help I am more then happy to coach you. Just send me an email, come over to the 5% side and start living the charmed life. If you want to read more about how to get everything you want I suggest you read up on the Science of Getting Rich

Sunny greetings from Belgium

Nick Belhomme

Programmers stop smoking

Today it is all about health. Your Health!

Welcome, today I am going to show you a great way to stop smoking.

Why? Because I know you can. You have been willing to stop for ages now. Guess what, the time has arrived to do just that.

How? It couldn’t been easier. Davey Shafik told me about this great initiative from the state of Florida called Qwitter.

How does it work?
Qwitter is a social tool powered by Twitter to help you quit smoking. Qwitter does a few things to assist you in your effort to be smoke free!

Key features?
You can easily keep track of how many cigarettes you smoke each day.
You can keep a journal of your thoughts & feelings as you strive to smoke less.
You can view your progress over time.
You can share this information with others who can support you.

When and how?
Every time you feel the urge for a cigarette or has just lit one up.  As with all online applications you can use it from everywhere you are. You only need a computer or a cell phone.

When to start?
Immediately!¬† Imagine¬† how much money you’ll save. And No more anxiety attacks when you are out of cigarettes or at a place that is smoke free.

Take control of your life and do it with ease, do it with Qwitter!

ps. Can also be used for other addictions. Or even to create a success chart!

Sunny greetings from Belgium

Nick Belhomme

Meetups are great

Welcome dear reader to another blog entry by yours truly Nick Belhomme.

Internet made the world smaller and it keeps making it smaller.
Our ancestors needed to backpack when they wanted to visit the village 20 kilometers up the road. Then planes, trains and automobiles came making us much more mobile. But how fast we could travel the world, we could not easily connect with the same minded. Those spirits whom are driven by the same passion for programming.

I remember being a soul apart at school, because I spent all my time behind a computer. I never really found think-a-likes. Then Internet came into my life and with that… forums. Another breakthrough in human bonding…

With web 2.0 another path is explored: Meetups.

Services like Meetup provide you with a service not to only write and discuss things on the internet, but to actually meet face to face. As this thought may be frightening, I can guarantee you the atmosphere at such a meeting is great.

Let me tell you about the latest meetup I attented: the MySQL UserGroup meetup.
The professional presentation of MySQL by Geert JM Vanderkelen made the meetup worth while but it even became better. After the presentation people started to introduce themselves and everybody was discussing and joking over a drink. The result is 7 new contacts and maybe friends for life…

I hope I’ll see you at the next MySQL meetup. And if MySQL isn’t your thing start browsing Meetup and maybe you’ll find some other “meetup” of interest.

Sunny greetings from Belgium,
Nick Belhomme