Hi Everyone

One and half year ago I bought an online course from one of my mentor, Brad Sugars. and learnt about Business Basic, a 12 weeks course where Brad teaches us about basic in business. I love the course so much and I wanted to learn the course again. So here I am with few other people in my mastermind group. We gather every Monday, 7pm at my place to study this course. Commit ourselves and each other that we will take all necessary steps to build the foundation of our business.

So here we go the summary of Business Basic :: Week 1, Monday, 15th July 2013:

We are in a state of confusion when our brain (left & right) disconnected.

We need to know why we are where we are. In life, it is either we are above or below the line of expectation.

Above the line will get you RESULTS:

  1. Ownership
  2. Accountable
  3. Responsible

Below the line will get you NO WHERE:

  1. Blame
  2. Excuse
  3. Denial

So stay above the line and get results.

Failure happens because we fail to participate or take actions.

FACT: Do you realise that our lifespan is only around 4,160 weeks, that is 80 years times 52 weeks. So spend it wisely.

Whenever we say “I know…” about something, we indirectly instructed our brain to stop learning about those things but instead we should say “Isn’t that interesting…”

We need to setup goals in our lives as without purpose, our lives will be meaningless.

3 stages of Goals:

  1. Negative Goals :: Move away goals. These are goals that we want to move away from. The only thing with this, when we have achieve it then there is no other steps;
  2. Positive Goals :: These are goals that we want to enter into or enjoy.
  3. Bigger than Ourselves Goals :: After the first 2 goals we need to have bigger goals that ourselves. This is where we give back to society.

Now it is important for us to know our goals but it is more important for us to write those down as goals is the compass for our brain and our brain needs to be repetitively be expose to those goals.

The bigger your goal, the bigger the challenge. Now, goal setting is not about what you don’t want but what you want.

Tip to create goals:

  1. Write what you don’t want then write what you want (the opposites); or
  2. Find pictures of what you want from anywhere and clip it to become your dream board.

Games is an excellent medium of learning as it is often a reflection of a behavior. Behavior usually reflect who you are.

Remember: We grow the people in the business who grow the business.

We need to expand our comfort zones by TAKING ACTION.


These are my notes when I watch the videos. So hopefully you’ve learned as much as I do. I will post week 2 summary tomorrow.

Live life to the fullest and expect success and God’s favor all the time.

To your success,

Christopher Emmanuel


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Christopher Emmanuel
Christopher Emmanuel

Borned in Jakarta, Indonesia, 16 April 1976. Married with Rossa Veronica and blessed with Reignhart Emmanuel and Charyshart Emmanuel. Currently living in Sydney, Australia. Love to teach and motivate others about the Law of Faith.