Control Your Fears Read more

Control Your Fears

 

A personal belief is the only thing that you will ever need in this world. You must have a burning desire in your heart. Nothing can stop you once you have made up your mind. People have walked through fire because they believed that they could. Are you telling me that your dream is impossible?

The only thing that is holding you back is fear. Fear has the ability to control mankind. When you dream of something extraordinary, thousands of doubts suddenly fill your mind. Why does this happen, because we have a tendency to destroy ourselves. Fear can control you, and fear can make you stay in the same position forever.

Mike Tyson’s legendary trainer Cus D’Amato once said,”The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear.” That quote shows you that all people have fears and doubts, but you can use that fear to propel you to victory. You must be fearless to conquer the opponent that resides in yourself. You are your own worst enemy, and only you can stop yourself.

A personal belief and a burning desire can lead you to your destiny. Take off the chains that ground you to reality, and begin your journey to fulfilling your dreams. Disregard all negative things ever spoken about you, and start the rest of your life now. Talk to a friend like I did recently with Dr. Rod Rohrich, tell them about your feelings, hopes and ambitions. Do not waste anymore time!

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Christopher Cowdray Suceeds by Making People a Top Priority Read more

Christopher Cowdray Suceeds by Making People a Top Priority

People just have to admire someone who has climbed the rungs of success and achieved his goals. Success seems so easy for some people, or is it? Most of us assume successful business people plan their careers, attended college, meet all the right people and success is theirs. Sometimes it may work that way, but Christopher Cowdray’s story is a little different. Today, Christopher Cowdray is the CEO of the highly respected Dorchester Collection, and he probably owes his success to his people skills rather than who he knows. Come and find out how this man received an award for Lifetime Achievement.

Background

Christopher Cowdray initially started his career as a chartered accountant, where he learned new skills and gained important business experience. Somewhere along the way, chance would have it, that he became more interested in business than accounting.

Chris originally came from Zimbabwean, where he obtained a hotel management degree. His next calling took him to New York, where he attended Columbia Business School. After graduation, Chris went on to manage a number of hotels in the UK, the Middle East, Australia, Asia and Africa.

His travels soon led him to the position of General Manager for the famed Dorchester Hotel in 2004. Eventually, he accepted the position of CEO for the well-known Dorchester Collection in 2007. Cowdray has more than 30 years of hotel management service in total and yet, he is still ready for an active future.

People Skills

After running numerous hotels spanning four continents, Christopher Cowdray owes much of his success to the people he works with. He understands management from top to bottom, but he knows and respects people equally well. Although Christopher oversees a number of luxury hotels, he also knows the importance of support, hard work and the dedication of committed employees for achieving success.

Regardless of how well his hotels are doing, Chris still takes the time to evaluate each and every one of them from a guest’s perspective.

Awards

Christopher Cowdray is the recipient of several personal achievement awards over the years including Hotel Manager of the Year in 2004 from Cateys. In 2013, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Hospitality Awards in London for his outstanding leadership qualities and hotelier achievements.

To run a successful collection of luxury hotels, you have to have beautiful locations, fantastic accommodations and superb customer service. Christopher Cowdray does what comes naturally. He treats guests and employees with the greatest amount of respect and courtesy.

Spiritual and Economic Fulfillment Read more

Spiritual and Economic Fulfillment

Vijay Eswaran has a highly diverse background in education, entrepreneurship, and charitable efforts. He studied throughout the United States and the United Kingdom, earning his bachelor’s degree from some of the leading universities in these countries. Currently, he is the Executive Chairman of the IQ Group, a multifaceted company founded on e-commerce that is based in a variety of fields. Prior to taking this position, Eswaran maintained a flawless track record of success while working with respected companies such as IBM. The business conglomerate that he heads today has been in operation for 13 years, maintaining headquarters in over 30 countries. The IQ Group also represents a number of respected subsidiaries in retail, telecommunications, property development, and logistics.

Eswaran also does his part to reach out to the community and developing businesses. These efforts include motivational speaking and lectures that span the globe. These conferences include a variety of topics that range from spirituality to responsible business practices. His engagements take him to university settings and global conferences that include The World Economic Forum and Commonwealth Business Forums. The QI Group includes arms whose sole purpose is giving to those in need as well. The RYTHM Foundation is one such example. This organization dedicates itself to corporate and social responsibility, involving them in a number of ongoing philanthropic projects. He has also set up philanthropic organizations in Malaysia in honor of his father. These organizations deal with with programs that are designed around child mentoring, empowerment of women, education for challenged individuals, and the development of local youth.

The awards given to Vijay Eswaran in honor of his charitable efforts are numerous. Among them is the lifetime achievement award for regional philanthropic efforts. This honor was designated by the Asian Strategic Leadership Institute in Malaysia in 2011. Eswaran has also been named by Forbes magazine as one of Asia’s leading candidates for the Heroes of Philanthropy. Doctor Eswaran has also found time to author several books while managing his charitable organizations and economic ventures. “The Sphere of Silence” is a book that focuses on life management that was met with great acclaim. Since its publication, it has been translated into several languages. His other titles to hit shelves across the globe include “On the Wings of Thought” and “In the Thinking Zone.” Vijay Eswaran brings insightful anecdotes and spiritual fulfillment to the world through his charitable efforts and public speaking engagements. His success can be attributed to the idea that “all great things are achieved by doing small things with great love.”

The Many Accomplishments of Bruce Levenson Read more

The Many Accomplishments of Bruce Levenson

62-year old Bruce Levenson earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Washington University in Political Science and additionally graduated from the American University with a law degree. Going back several years Levenson first obtained a career in journalism at the Washington Star and the Observer Publishing.

The controlling owner of the Atlanta Hawks is none other than Bruce Levenson. His partner is Michael Gerson Jr. These two Atlanta Hawks leaders are the original collaborators of the team over ten years ago.

The Atlanta Hawks continue to fight to fill its arena at game time and the causes for this dilemma are varied and many. There are rumors out that Bruce Levenson may sell his interest of the team, brought about by a business power play.

Since 1999, Levenson as set in the director’s chair. This appointment expired in 2012. He is cofounder of UCG or the United Communications Group, in existence since 1977. In additional to being a partner in Atlanta Spirit the team has operating rights to the Philips Arena. Levenson along with long-time friend Ed Peskowitz saw a vision and launched UCG in a small space where Levenson’s father ran his business. In addition to sitting on the board of UCG’s companies, he advises the executive team for UCG.

Levenson serves in many prestigious positions some of which are as follows; Community Foundation of Washington, Hoop Dreams Foundation, and Specialized Information Industry and along with his wife of many years created the School of Philanthropy and Non-profit Management through the University of Maryland.

When Bruce Levenson is not busy with all of the positions he holds, he shares is love of basketball, golf and camping with his beloved wife Karen. Mr. and Mrs. Levenson share unusual camping trips such as a recent four-day camping trip in the Antarctica. He has constantly had a longing for hard shell crabs and spending time with is grandchildren, but not necessarily in that guild. This may soon be a possibility.

There are many assumptions as to why Levenson will relinquish his controlling shares of the Atlanta Hawks. What most do know is that this is not the first ploy for Levenson to attempt to sell his controlling interest of the team, as he attempted to sell 4-years ago in 2011, but the deal fell through. ESPN reported that story and people can see just how close it was to happening. Rumor has it that the economic state of the Atlanta Hawks is the deciding factor for why Levenson wants to sell his controlling interest in this team. The public may never recognize the actual reasons for Levenson’s sell out.

Ukraine Issue: Still No Diplomatic Progress Read more

Ukraine Issue: Still No Diplomatic Progress

No diplomatic progress is visible at the moment despite the Monday night meeting in Berlin. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France held a meeting on Monday evening in Berlin to discuss the advisability of a summit for Ukraine to be held in Kazakhstan.

The summit of four countries (Ukraine and Russia under the aegis of Germany and France) was announced in late December by the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, remains hypothetical. The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France held a meeting on Monday evening in Berlin to discuss the advisability of a summit for Ukraine to be held in Kazakhstan.

After speaking with a good friend at Amen Clinic, it is worth mentioning that the spokesman of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov had said on Monday that President Putin was awaiting the results of the Berlin meeting to decide whether to participate in summit, believing that, everything depended on the efficiency of the negotiations and the willingness of participants. Like Putin; German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President François Hollande; are also very much concerned about pending progress before the proposed meeting to be held in Astana, supposed to revive the peace process.

Meanwhile, spokesman for the Ukrainian army, Andrii Lysenko, has also pointed out redeployment and concentration of enemy forces in all directions toward East of Ukraine, where the situation has deteriorated sharply in recent days.

The Importance Of Beneful For Your Four Legged Friend Read more

The Importance Of Beneful For Your Four Legged Friend

When you bring your dog home for the first time, unless you already have a canine in your midst, chances are that you will be looking for the right food to ensure that the new addition to your family is properly taken care of. There may be several choices on the market, but none that satisfies such a wide range of appetites as Beneful. With over a decade of experience in feeding your four-legged friends, Nestle Purina Petcare has offered its exceptional recipes to pet owners all over the world. They pride themselves in being one of the best in the business and the dogs all seem to love it.

Variety In Selection

The first thing to keep in mind is that some dogs can be a little fickle. In order to satisfy the moods that many dogs procure, Purina has determined that they should offer their pets a choice of both wet and dry foods. The decision to feed the dog with one brand of food or the other may not always come from the dog, there are times when the pet owner chooses which Beneful product they plan on feeding their pet. In most cases, the animal is very accepting and will promptly gobble up the tasty meal.

Healthy Choices

Pet owners have no problem running their animal to the vet when the occasion calls for it, however, it is primarily their goal to avoid visits whenever possible. When you choose to feed your canine with Beneful products, it is with the purpose of developing a healthy animal. There are several varieties for the pet owner to consider when it comes to choosing the right product, and they are generally based on where you think the animal needs work. Smaller dogs can benefit from their healthy growth for puppies, and overweight dogs should be introduced to the product geared towards a healthy weight.

Active Lifestyles

By their very nature, dogs are happy animals, which is probably why most human beings consider them as their best friend. In addition to offering both dry and wet dog food, Beneful also has a list of products that are intended for the animal in between meals. If your dog is well behaved, or you want to teach it a few tricks, Purina has a list of treats and snacks that will help you accomplish that goal. Stop feeding your four-legged friend the same boring food and switch to the brand that dogs love. Your pet will thank you for it

 

BRL Trust Investments lend its expertise, personal approach to clients Read more

BRL Trust Investments lend its expertise, personal approach to clients

Since BRL Trust Investments was founded in 2005, the company has grown to meet the needs of its clients while also giving special attention to the importance of each of the services its experienced staff provide.

The company got it’s start offering trust services in private loans, having garnered more than 100 loans over which BRL Trust serves as the intervening trust within the first year in operation. These days the BRL Trust team of experienced executives can guide clients in several aspects in the financial field including mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and administration and management of investment funds.

Working under the leadership of company founder and director, Mauricio Ribeiro, the roster of BRL Trust executives includes Director and Founding Partner Rodrigo Boccanera Gomes, who brings 15 years of experience in financial markets, and Partner-Director Rodrigo Cavalcante, who is also an accountant and an attorney.

According to the Anbima ranking, the company stands as Brazil’s biggest independent administrator of investment funds.

This success can be attributed to the company mission, aimed at meeting current client demands effectively and safely with a transparent approach, all while remaining mindful of the needs of the individuals with which BRL Trust works each day.

BRL Trust provides fiduciary services, and with the use of a specialized assets control system that is key to monitoring and collection of loans. The system contains a database of more than 300 companies that are tracked in a wide range of sectors and carries a portfolio touching more than 20,000 customers.

The company’s funds administration division currently oversees 96 funds with a net asset value of approximately R$17.98 billion.

BRL Trust can also assist clients with all aspects of the funds custody area. On the custodial side of the business, the outfit offers solutions for cash settlements, control of corporate events, centralization of procedures settlement and reconciliation of assets with depositories and clearinghouses. Controlling services include everything from share calculation and profitability to standardization of reports and information.

The institution also handles asset management requirements of all clients large and small, with services always tailored to suit the needs of investors.

Clients may also turn to BRL Trust for asset underwriting, a service through which on-staff financial experts prepare both individuals and companies to raise funds necessary for use in agribusiness receivables or debentures and real estate receivables. BRL Trust is also prepared to help with investments funds quotas in this department, and can provide this kind of assistance to those domiciled in Brazil and beyond.

Andrew Heiberger: An Inspirational Committment to Career Read more

Andrew Heiberger: An Inspirational Committment to Career

Andrew Heiberger is a real estate agent with a passion for helping people realize their dreams. To help accomplish this objective, he serves as the founder and CEO of Buttonwood Development, a real estate firm based out of Manhattan. Additionally, Heiberger is the owner of Town Residential, a residential real estate brokerage located in Manhattan. Formerly, Heiberger served as the CEO for a residential brokerage he founded in 1994 called Citi Habitats.

As a real estate broker and licensed attorney based in New York, Heiberger works with dedication and determination to provide his clients with the best housing options available. Heiberger sits on the Real Estate Board of New York and also serves on the organization’s board of governors. Additionally, Heiberger is a member of the New York State Bar Association, and frequently tweets about his time as a lawyer,  and the World Presidents’ Organization. He was also named Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young in 2001 and earned a position as finalist for the organization’s National Entrepreneur of the Year competition.

At the age of 16, Heiberger began preparing for a career as real estate by working with his family to trade property and sell land in Long Island. He went on study at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree. He also attended the University of Miami School of Law, from which he obtained a law degree.

When Heiberger turned 26 in 1994, he founded the Manhattan-based residential brokerage Citi Habitats. Ten years later, he sold the brokerage to NRT LLC. In 2005, he founded another real estate development firm called Buttonwood Development. Andrew Heiberger named the firm after a street in New York where he was raised. In December of 2010, Heiberger reentered the brokerage field by founding a luxury residential real estate firm called Town Residential. Within just one year, his firm earned a position in The Real Deal’s listing of the top 10 largest residential brokerages in the Manhattan area. At this time, Town Residential maintains 10 locations throughout the Manhattan region. Additionally, it has gained listing on Crain’s “Best Places To Work” rankings.

Outside of working in the real estate sector, Heiberger likes to spend time with his children. He takes great pride in being a father and playing an integral role in the upbringing of his son and daughter. He also likes to travel and play sports such as football, basketball, tennis, and golf. Heiberger is also a big advocate of community involvement, and he supports a plethora of charities such as The Fresh Air Fund, The Princess Margaret Hospital, The Mann Foundation, The Max Cure Foundation, A Little Hope Foundation, Friars Foundation, CCFA (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America), American Heart Association, 100 Mile Man Foundation, The Wildlife Rescue Center of the Hamptons, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and the University of Michigan Scholarship Fund.

Sam Tabar: Attorney and Strategist Read more

Sam Tabar: Attorney and Strategist

Who Is Sam Tabar?

If you haven’t heard of the name Sam Tabar yet, it’s probably because you are not residing in the New York City area, or you haven’t been in need of a prominent attorney or a capital strategist yet in your life. He’s a prominent name within the business and sure knows how to do is job and make a great name for himself within his chosen field. He’s a licensed attorney who is practicing law as his profession in the state of New York and in the heart of New York City.

How Did He Get His Start?

Sam had gotten his start at Oxford University in May of the year 2000, and graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Fast forward a year and he’s serving as the Associate Editor of the Columbia Business Law Review, which gave him the perfect setting to get his real start within the business world. In September of the same year, he’s starting as an Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slater, Meager & Flom LLP in New York, which is where he still remains today.

Three years later and Tabar moved to SPARX Group/PMA Investment Advisors, Tokyo/Hong Kong/London/New York as the Managing Director & Co-Head of Business Development. In six years, he’s moved to the Bank of America as the Director and Head of Capital Strategy. In 2010, he’s a Director at Adanac LLC, BVI and starting in 2013 until today; he’s now the Senior Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP in NYC. all of which are experiences that have really given him the training and background that he needed to be successful man that he is today within his chosen field.

Not All Business

Mr. Tabar is not all business and no play, as he still finds himself enjoying the simpler things in life from time to time when he is not focusing on his successful work as a business man and lawyer. In his free time, Sam loves to host events for friends, family and colleagues and also travel around the world, experiencing new places and cultures along the way with every trip that he makes. This has helped him become fluent in French, and even given him a dabble of speaking Japanese as well, shaping him into the well-rounded man that he is. Sam also spends time on Twitter, talking about the business world, and his travels.

KKK Sponsors Billboard In Small Town Read more

KKK Sponsors Billboard In Small Town

A billboard in Arkansas has stirred some major controversy and downright outrage among locals. In an attempt to advertise a radio station with white supremacist ties, the Ku Klux Klan sponsored the installation of a sign in the small town of Harrison. The Billboard’s message indicates that “it’s not racist to love your people.” The name of the radio station is White Pride Radio. The mission of this media outlet is to “promote the white family” and initiate a “white Christian revival.” For generations, Kenneth Griffin said the Ku Klux Klan has had an active community in Harrison, AK. This entity is trying to push its agenda by using traditional advertising as well as new media outlets such as official websites. According to some local reports, this small town is unofficially recognized as one of the most hateful communities in America. When the KKK launches any marketing campaigns or organizes public gatherings, constitutional issues often arise. These individuals claim their rights to free speech and protest. However, there is a clear line between hateful messages and freedom of expression.

Even a major city such as NYC often has controversial advertisements in public space. For example, a series of subway ads have been labeled as being anti-Islamic. The sponsors of such ads simply claim to expose the facts on Islam in the wake of atrocities that are committed in the name of the religion such as massacres by ISIS.