I spent the first 20 days of LOCKDOWN in April 2020, writing a colourful booklet called – “Lockdown 2020, Surviving the Storms.” This short blog I am writing on the 4th June 2021, took me 1 minute 45 seconds to read once I had finished typing it. Keep going as we all need to be REFRESHED and ENCOURAGED. Let’s get back to the colourful Lockdown booklet. I emailed the booklet to my brother Michael, who owns Red Cherry Adventures, at the end of April 2020. He is not a big reader and is an extremely busy person. He must have had a 30 minute gap in his crazy schedule, as he read it straight away. He sent me a message sharing that he found the short read fantastic and inspirational. He enjoyed it so much, that he asked me if he could email it to his friends. I was more than happy for him to forward the booklet to his friends. I never dreamt that the booklet would make its way to New Zealand, America, Europe and Australia. How small our world has become because of the internet which connects people across the globe.
I recently celebrated my 65th birthday and I am so grateful for the life that I have been given. About six years ago, I wrote down all my dreams that have come true. I was surprised when I was able to write down more than 60 of my dreams that have come true. The famous Joel Arthur Barker made a video called – The Power Of Vision. The bible shares that without vision, the people perish. Joel shares a formula for vision – DREAM + ACTION = VISION. I realise that I have had to take a huge amount of action, to make my dreams come true. How are you doing with your dreams and I hope that you are taking the required action. I was approached by a private school this year and we are setting up a new dream called – “The Brylin Education, Academy and Sports Centre.” This has been a dream of mine for more than 10 years, but I never had the premises or a suitable partner. I have had no work for more than 14 months, as I travel across South Africa and into Africa. Covid has most certainly put a spanner in the works for millions of people across the world.
During these tough times we need a lot of MENTAL STRENGTH, EMOTIONAL STABILITY and A POSITIVE WINNING ATTITUDE. We all need to carefully manage our Minds, Emotions and Attitudes. This is a big challenge and it does not happen by accident. We need to work hard at managing these three critical areas. I spent about 1000 hours in 2020 / 2021 working on AWG Online. I needed a platform on which to place my books, course, videos……..We launched in March 2021 and the site can be visited by typing in www.alanglover.co.za.
Bradley Millar owns futureTECH and he is my business partner. He shared that by blogging, writing newsletters and posting short videos, I will be able to create more awareness regarding my AWG Online site. I thought that I would start doing this on my 65th Birthday. Many people my age have stopped dreaming and are in maintenance mode. Even during these tough times, we need to continue dreaming and being hopeful. Storms – diseases, drought, crime, corruption, unemployment, economic instability….all have the power to bring us to our knees and rob us of our joy and happiness. In my ‘Winning Hearts and Minds’ book I share a Mind / Emotions / Attitude Recipe that all of us should be aware of. The book can be found on my AWG Online site.
Well, I have just finished writing my first blog. I will be writing three blogs a week and two newsletters a month. I will also be making enlightening and inspiring videos. These will be posted for free and will not take more than 3 minutes to watch. I hope to use these as a source of Enlightenment and Encouragement to others. We live in a crazy and chaotic world and we all need a meaningful and helpful DAILY TOP UP / TUNE UP.
All of the BEST with those FUTURE DREAMS and NEVER GIVE UP.