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Introducing Anthony Robert
And it seems like so many people who appear on the show, his journey began on a path that was closely linked to family responsibilities and the childhood that he came to feel was normal.
His Father ran a sugar cane farm in South Africa, and upon passing away when our guest was just 14 lead to the first dot in our guests Join Up Dots timeline.
Should he allow the farm to be handed over to a new buyer, or run the farm himself to keep it in the family?
But was running a sugar cane farm the true passion in his life or simply the right thing to do.
Well whatever the case he made the decision to go to an agricultural college for his last three years of school as part of his preparation for farming, and after fulfilling his compulsory military duties, five years later became a farmer.
How The Dots Joined Up For Anthony
But that is just the start of his journey, and with further stops via the windy and cold city of Aberdeen in Scotland, and a tennis club in the South of England he found something that he loves doing and is very good at.
Building online businesses he has helped thousands of people increase their online profits from a few hundred to thousands of pounds a month using a number of time tested internet business models.
He is the go to resource for passive income that works whilst you are asleep.
So does he look back at his time as a sugar cane farmer as a lucky escape, or does he regret making the decision to move on?
And what is it about entrepreneurial ventures that excites him on a daily basis?
Well lets find out as we bring onto the show, to start joining up dots, the one and only Mr Anthony Robert.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Anthony Robert such as:
How you can literally have everything in life if you want it bad enough and take the necessary actions to bring it to fruition.
Why he would love to see an increase in people shaking off those self-limiting thoughts and taking control of their lives.
Why so many people feel the “Law of Attraction” does not work, but they do not take the necessary steps to make it work fully in their lives.
How he wishes that he could turn back the clock and travel more extensively as a young man than he allowed himself to do.
Why becoming a tennis coach was a complete mind-set shift and made him realise that he could do a job that he loved and still get paid for it.
Why Anthony feels that www.healerslibrary.com is great to find ways of breaking down the blockages we have in our mind
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Audio Transcription Of Anthony Robert Interview
When we’re young, we have an amazing positive outlook about how great life is going to be. But somewhere along the line we forget to dream and end up settling. Join Up Dots features amazing people who refuse to give up and chose to go after their dreams. This is your blueprint for greatness. So here’s your host live from the back of his garden in the UK, David Ralph.
David Ralph [0:26]
Yes, hello there. Good morning, everybody. And welcome to another powerhouse episode of a Join Up Dots. This is Episode 227. And if you’re listening to it live, it’s the 11th of December 2014. Mike Okay, let’s introduce today’s guest because he is a man who has an amazing storey from a farm in South Africa to Scotland, before settling in the United Kingdom. And it seems like so many people who appear on the show, his journey begins on a path that was closely linked to family responsibilities and a childhood but he came to was normal. His father ran a sugarcane farm in South Africa. And upon passing away when our guest was just 14, led to the first.in. Our guests Join Up Dots timeline, should he allowed a farm to be handed over to a new buyer, or run the farm himself to keep it in the family. But was running a sugarcane farm the true passion in his life or simply the right thing to do? Well, whatever the case, he made the decision to go to an agricultural college for his last three years of school as part of his preparation for training. And after fulfilling his compulsory military duties. Five years later became a farmer. But that is just the start of his journey. And with further stops by the windy and cold city of Aberdeen in Scotland, and believe me, it is cold up there. And a tennis club in the south of England, he found something but he loves doing and he’s very good at building online businesses, he has helped thousands of people increase their online profits from a few hundred 2000s of pounds a month using a number of time tested internet business models. He is the guy to resource for passive income that works whilst us sleep. So does he look back at his time as a sugarcane farmer as a lucky escape? Or does he regret making the decision to move on? And what is it about entrepreneurial ventures that excites him on a daily basis? Well, let’s find out as we bring on to the show to start Join Up Dots. But one and only Mr. Anthony, Robert, how are you, Anthony?
Anthony Robert [2:22]
Yeah, I’m good. Thanks, David. How are you?
David Ralph [2:24]
I’m extremely well, we’ve had a little chat, haven’t we? And we’re also rocking and rolling this morning. It’s quite early. Still, it’s one of the earliest shows that I’d recorded. The English Did you think the English like getting up earlier than anyone else on earth? Because I am having more and more conversations. And I used to think that, but now I’m starting to change my mind. So what sort of time do you get up?
Anthony Robert [2:47]
And for most mornings, I I try and get up at five, four plus five, David, something to sort of prepare things for the day. So come about eight o’clock in the morning, you know, my ready to go and start work?
David Ralph [3:02]
And did you notice that the English or early risers or with your sort of international business now? Are there other countries that really put us to shame?
Anthony Robert [3:13]
Oh, that’s a difficult question. I think I think a lot of people in this country get up early simply because I have to get up early and commute and get to work, either in London or further out of London. So a lot of people seem to get up early in this country, but probably more because they have to not because they really want to.
David Ralph [3:32]
So you want to person. So give us a sort of a demonstration of your daily commute? Are you somebody that walks 15 seconds into another room? Do you work from home? Or do you go off to an office, how does your day yesterday start?
Anthony Robert [3:47]
Well put it both really, I work from home. And then I also work at a tennis club. So depending on what work I have to do at the tennis club, that particular day, depends on where I go first, normally at home for the first few hours of the day. And then I’ll be off to the off to the tennis club later on in the day after having put in a few hours at home. So that’s the kind of perfect
David Ralph [4:11]
life and really because so many people who do work at home and I put my hand up on this end up getting a little bit stiff, because we kind of sit in front of a computer all the time, but you do a bit of a and Ben, you’re out taking exercise in the afternoon training people on the tennis court.
Anthony Robert [4:28]
Yeah, that’s that’s pretty much it. And I do find that it is a nice break from from the computer, when I’m working at home for a number of hours. And sometimes I’ll start in the morning, and I’ll only start the tennis sort of mid afternoon. So I didn’t make sure I give myself breaks in between. So otherwise your head just become so fuzzy, and you just you just want to walk away from the computer not get back to it.
David Ralph [4:52]
Did you find but successful people and really successful people have got that kind of physical work islands, correct. They are very successful in their online life. But they seem to be focused on marathons and tennis, and golf and all the kind of exercise but I certainly in commuter land for many, many years would have said I just haven’t got time for but they kind of balance it somehow to be able to keep themselves vigorous and vibrant and also keep their business ticking along.
Anthony Robert [5:25]
I think so yes. And they are a lot of successful people is especially people that are on now earning earning passive income, where they have time that they’re able to sort of walk away from the computer and go and do other things. They don’t have to be there all the time, that they’re not exchanging their money for time, or we’re exchanging their time for money, should I say
David Ralph [5:52]
we’re going to touch on passive income, because I know that so many of our listeners out there that are looking for that thing in their life, that to ignite the passions to move on to future ventures. Just the fact that you could be asleep earning money is something that would excite them greatly. But of course, that’s almost, you know, three quarters of your journey in you started back in South Africa as a young child. What do you remember about being a child in South Africa? Was it sort of freedom and the wide open spaces that we imagine from Africa?
Anthony Robert [6:25]
Very much. So. You know, the the farm that I grew up on and ended up managing for 10 years. We moved on to that farm when I think I was two months old. So that that’s all I knew. And yes, it was wide open spaces, big five bedroom house, you know, sort of get up go outside and you know, run around no traffic to worry about it was it was total freedom. Yes.
David Ralph [6:54]
I have you got grandchildren and stuff now, Anthony?
Unknown Speaker [6:58]
No. Do you have any children at all? No, I’ve never married.
David Ralph [7:03]
Oh, wow. Okay, so I was leading towards whether you would have thought you know that that is the perfect way for a child to grow up. What did you think that is, is kind of like the good because in the United Kingdom, we don’t really have that as much we seem to be growing up with children on x boxes, and sort of linked into sort of social media more than running around in wide open spaces. I grew up in the 70s. And it was very much building camps and stuff up in the woods. You obviously was in South Africa having that freedom that expanse, that adventure on every corner. Do you see that? Generally boba that kind of that naive freedom that some of us had as children is a thing of the past?
Anthony Robert [7:46]
It certainly seems to be a thing of the past at the moment, I think, I find a lot a lot of parents are aware that the children are spending far too much time, indoors, on computers on the X boxes and all that sort of thing. But they don’t seem to be very keen to do anything about it and change it. Yes, the kids up today are already you know, that’s where they spend most of the most of their life in front of a computer. And it is sad, because running, that’s what we’re sort of meant to be doing. I think our I had an advantage by growing up out of the country and having those wide open spaces. And what when I was growing up, but they weren’t computers. But I certainly think it’s a shame that a lot of children that Spin Spin their lives on a computer.
David Ralph [8:41]
When when you go back to your sort of childhood, when you sort of go back in your mind. Is there sort of elements of that formative years still with you now? Do you still like being out? And about? Is that something that excites you?
Anthony Robert [8:57]
Yes, it does. I do do I didn’t miss that type of lifestyle. And I do enjoy the the wide open spaces. And so yes, there are times when I when I do miss that. And I I’m happy, you know, sort of happy where I am at the moment. But I would I would say what I would like to spend more time than I’m able to at the moment, you know, out in the country and in the waterfront spaces.
David Ralph [9:24]
Certainly with somebody who is an expert in creating passive income, you could actually do that, can you? I know you love doing your tennis and your tuition and all those kinds of things. But you could, it’s a choice that you would need to make to be able to do that I would have thought
Anthony Robert [9:41]
well, my, my plan is to is to
increase the passive income, so that it will, I will have more time to be able to go and do the things that I love, like get out in the in the wide open spaces. You know, and I believe, you know, by having the right person model and being able to earn passive income, you know, you’re able to do that.
David Ralph [10:04]
Because because that is a kind of mindset switch, isn’t it. So many people, certainly when they’re going through the education system is probably changing. Now with you know, the explosion that we’ve seen over the last 1015 years in the internet would just go, I need to get a job. But the conversations I have with so many people, they kind of go No, get your money working for you get it working whilst you’re asleep, and been trying to supplement that by doing things you love. And by having that kind of that that comfort blanket underneath you that is paying for the bills while you are asleep, then you’ve got opportunities to really create a life for yourself, but he’s going to be so different from maybe your parents and generations gone.
Anthony Robert [10:50]
Yes, I agree. They don’t seem to be a change. But I’d like to see that change Come on. A lot faster. This tool for tonight, people are feel that all. All still have the mindset that you know, you go to school, you get your education, you go to university, you get your degree, you get the job, you get married, you get the house, you get the car, the kids come along, you get the bigger house, the bigger car and so on. And before you know it, you’re retiring with the gold watch
David Ralph [11:25]
that, does that frighten you that image because that that terrifies me now, it really does. And for many years I I did the corporate route, just because I kind of didn’t know anything else. I knew it was possible to have an amazing life. But I didn’t know that it was down to you to make that amazing life. And maybe 10 years ago, I couldn’t do what I’m doing now, maybe I would have had to get a job in a radio company and actually sort of become a DJ or whatever. But now with the opportunities we’ve got, by connecting on the internet, people can read they start creating their own businesses on a shoestring. But it is that mindset of belief isn’t it is that mindset to go, actually, I can keep on going to work, but I can do a side hustle, I can keep on going to work and I can do something else. Until it’s right for me to move across. I don’t actually have to think this is going to be a 40 year career, and then I’m going to retire like you said.
Anthony Robert [12:21]
Yeah, I think I would say the reason why a lot of people don’t do that is because of something called limiting beliefs. You know, they’ve, they’ve grown up being told that, you know, they got to get a good education, go to university and get the job, get a proper job going work and work for for a company. And throughout people’s lives from from the from the time they born, they they told me I can’t do this can’t do that, you must do this, you must do that. You’re no good at this, you know, good at that. So by the time somebody is reached the teens, the subconscious mind is so full of limiting beliefs about what they can’t do. That they they can’t see themselves. Breaking Away from that corporate life, that proper job and actually earning passive income or doing something for themselves.
David Ralph [13:18]
is amazing, though, isn’t it when that limiting belief does start to break down. You realise it’s just lunacy, you absolutely realise, but you can do anything you want. And I’m very fortunate I have conversations that daily basis, sometimes I might have 10 or 11 conversations in a day, where every single person pretty much gets to that point in their timeline in their Join Up Dots timeline, when they realise that it’s down to them, it’s down to them to actually take control is down to them to make choices to drive their future on. And the sort of the job for life that was given to us maybe 10 years, I remember joining my first company in 85. And it was kind of Yes, that’s a job for life never turned out to be that way. And so now you’ve you you’ve got that kind of choice, haven’t you? Do you go for the job for life? And be made redundant, unemployed? Or do you try to create something for yourself. And if you have a natural talent and affinity for it, and you have passion and work ethic, you’ve got more of a chance to create what you’re looking for you create a job for life, it is a total choice, isn’t it? It’s 5050. Now
Anthony Robert [14:31]
it is yes, it is a total choice. But what I think is a lot of people don’t realise they actually have that choice. And at the end of the day, we are all 100% responsible for our own lives. And we’re all 100% responsible for everything that comes into our lives. And that might be a bit of a tough one to swallow. But that is It was a tough one for me to swallow. But on my own journey, as you know, done mine personal development and learned about limiting beliefs and that sort of thing. I have I’ve come to realise that yes, we’re we’re not only responsible for our own lives, but we’re responsible for everything that comes into our lives.
David Ralph [15:16]
So So do you believe in the law of attraction, so many people I speak to they, they hint towards it, but they won’t actually confirm that they do or not due to the fact that there’s a is kind of a hokey principle, so many people almost think that they’re good, they’re going to be ridiculed. Did you buy into the law of attraction? Because it certainly sounds from what you were saying, bear but but you do?
Anthony Robert [15:42]
Very much. So I’ve seen I’ve seen the movie The secret. The the one problem with the the movie, The Secret, which basically talks about the law of attraction is it really discovered skims the surface of what the law of attraction is. And I think a lot of people are critical of it and sceptical of it, because they, they watch the movie, and they do the visualising and they say the affirmations, and they don’t get what they want. And what they don’t realise is, is that I get what they want, because of the limiting beliefs that are deep down in the subconscious mind that that aren’t even aware of the law of attraction. It it flows through your limiting beliefs, okay, and delivers to you what you believe on a subconscious level, not what you believe on a conscious level.
David Ralph [16:37]
Is isn’t that powerful? Because I I’ve seen the film The secret, and I’ve read the the law of attraction by jack Canfield the book and I’ve read it numerous times. And it seems to me but it’s, it’s not hokey, it seems to me is cause and effect, if I’m sitting on the sofa going, give me a beautiful woman and a Ferrari, it’s never going to happen. But if I go out and start making waves and trying something, unfortunately, I didn’t get a beautiful woman because I’ve been married for years haven’t got the Ferrari. But hey, but I’m is that cause and effect, you’ve got to do stuff, you can’t just keep them chanting in your head, you can’t make affirmations, you can’t do all those kind of things. You’ve got to go out there and sort of make ripples. And the more ripples you do, amazing things happen. I see this almost daily, I get things into my inbox. I go, Wow, how did that happen? How did I get to meet this person? But of course, it’s all those tiny little things I’ve been doing over a period of time that sort of leads towards it. Do you do you think the same?
Anthony Robert [17:34]
Yeah, absolutely. We were all connected by magnetic force. And that that that is that is pretty much how the law of attraction works. And what I’ve come to learn is that if you the cleaner and clearer you all have these limiting beliefs, the more you gain to attract the things that that that you actually want in your life. And another important thing is, is your feelings. If there’s something you want, what the experts tell us is you need to, you need to feel you need to have a feeling will feel as if you’ve already got whatever it is you want. And when you when you when you can feel that, that you’ve already got it, you’re much more likely to attract a lot. For example, you talked about Ferrari, you know, if you want a Ferrari, one of the things you need to do is, is act and feel as if you already have it, go down and test drive it. Imagine yourself driving down the road in that in that Ferrari might imagine you already own it, and that and that helps to kick in the law of attraction.
David Ralph [18:54]
So when you were in South Africa as a child, and unfortunately your father passed away at an early age, was the life you are leading now. Was that part of the vision? Was that part of something that you wanted? Or was it just so far away from the life you was leading, that you couldn’t even comprehend where you were getting?
Anthony Robert [19:16]
Yeah, I mean, you know, what? The life I was leading at the time, you know, totally different to the life I was leading now. I mean, when I was growing up, I had no idea I never heard of personal development. I didn’t know it existed. I kind of like live day to day, and I did what I was told. And we, you I just just just, just follow, just follow it. And there were other people that because of football, they did it, it must be right. So you know, I need to do the same thing. Would you change bow
David Ralph [19:52]
at the end of the show, we are going to send you back in time. But would you change, that sort of mindset that you had at that time that that belief, but just because crowds are doing it? It’s got to be right?
Anthony Robert [20:03]
Oh, absolutely. If I’d known then that
I’m on Turkey responsible for, for everything in my life. And, you know, I have a say as well and in what I do or don’t do what I want to don’t want it and definitely would have changed things. Yes. So
David Ralph [20:22]
So when when your father did pass away, and you decided that you were going to run the farm? Was that a kind of was that a decision that the family made? Where you did the sun? Were there other brothers? Or was it just that you sort of rose up and said, Yeah, I will look after this farm for you?
Anthony Robert [20:42]
Well, growing up, you know,
because my dad was, was a farmer, and all his brothers were farmers. You know, I kind of like it, I thought all i want i want to do sugar farming as well. And I think it was very much. Okay, so all I think this is what I want to do as well. And I never ever really sat down and thought, is this something that I really want to do? It just because I was in that environment? I thought that’s what I wanted to do as well.
David Ralph [21:18]
And so what was the decision, a family one that you were going to run it? Or was it something that you did out of responsibility? Because it it doesn’t seem to me now, but it was ever your true passion? It was just something but because you was in that environment, you felt that that was something to do
Anthony Robert [21:35]
was a bit of both really. And you know how long how I came to, to actually run the farm is how I was working for a sugarcane company at the time. And my mom who owned by them on the farm, she had him she had a manager on the farm, who wasn’t he wasn’t very good. And you know, he was making a number of mistakes. So they ended up having to get rid of him. And then it was a case of look, you know, if you’re going to come we need you now. And you know, it all happened quite quickly. And I resigned from the sugar game company that I was working at, and went to cross and sort of running the family farm. And I did that for about 10 years.
David Ralph [22:20]
And did you feel like yes, I will come this is going to be good? Or was it kind of? Okay, oh, I will do this? Because I know you need me. What was your sort of vibe at the time?
Anthony Robert [22:32]
Your mind at the time was Yes, this is good. You know, this is what I want to do. This is what I’ve been thinking about for a number of years now. This is what I’ve been preparing for. So it’s it was mainly Yes, yes, this is good. But a responsive, feeling a bit of responsibility as well. But I would say yes, may need it. This is good.
David Ralph [22:53]
So so when you change for you, and you decided not to run the farm, that is, as I said, in the introduction, bad is a big dot. Because not only are you doing something for yourself, you’ve actually going against family. And that’s one of the hardest decisions. And that’s one of the decisions that that causes so many people sort of distress in their life that they have done what the family wanted, or what they assumed the family would one parental pressure is all of them prevalent across the globe. So when you decided, actually your time was right to leave the farm. Was that something that was an open discussion? Or was difficulties actually taking that next step?
Anthony Robert [23:36]
Yeah, it was it was open discussion. There were a number of reasons that I won’t go into here on why that happened. I mean, you know, things things went a bit pear shaped. And I decided, then we’ll Okay, it’s time to move on. And I just made a decision. Just in the heat of a moment, I just decided right, I’m going overseas. And when I think back on that decision, that was that was definitely It was definitely something that came came from the heart, you know, because it was a it was a on the spot snap decision. Right? I’m going overseas because I’ve never had the chance to
David Ralph [24:19]
and was travel a passion for you? Or was it just something that was so different would take you from that environment.
Anthony Robert [24:27]
something different, I wouldn’t say travel had been a passion, surfer day school, I haven’t done much travelling. I’ve been straight from military strategy to sugarcane farming. So I hadn’t really had the chance to travel for any extended period of time, you know, what, from the holiday year in May, but I wouldn’t say travel was a passion of mine.
David Ralph [24:49]
So So with the whole globe in front of you, you’re in South Africa, you decide that you’re going to go overseas, where we’re sort of options that you might have gone with,
Anthony Robert [25:00]
um, well, I decided, I think the UK is would probably be the best place to come to, simply because it’s kind of like the hub of the world. And it’s pretty Central, you know, from the UK, you can go just about anywhere. And plus, my grandmother was born in Scotland. So at the time, I was able to, I was able to get what is called in an ancestral visa, which allowed me to stay and work in this country. And then I was able to go on and get British citizenship as well. So it did just make sense to, to come to the UK first.
David Ralph [25:40]
And where was your first port of call? You landed in United Kingdom? What was it Aberdeen? As I said in the introduction?
Anthony Robert [25:47]
Yeah, well, it was, it was a sort of a chain of events. Before I left South Africa, a friend of mine phoned me up and said, Are you going to England? I said, Yes. And he said to me, do you know what you going to do any ideas? And I said, Well, no, not really, at the moment. And he said to me, don’t get involved in the old industry. He’d been over there. And he’d worked in the oil industry. And he said, a lot of money to be made, you know, gun gun, have a look at that, which I did. But when I went on, got over here and looked at that the whole industry was had, it shrunk from what it used to be in the 80s. And they were they weren’t a lot of jobs going. So that’s that that’s when that’s when I started to look at it during the tennis, catching?
David Ralph [26:35]
And what would that be your true.in your life? Would would that be when you actually started looking for something? Because the fact that you’re doing it and you’re doing it on a daily basis, obviously means you love it, obviously means you’re something that’s very good. And was that the first kind of decision that was almost selfish, it was something that you wanted to do, it was a career choice that you knew that you would enjoy? And you could make income out of?
Anthony Robert [27:01]
Yes, you know, when when I started to see the possibility that I could get into this on a full time basis. Thinking back, I felt really, really excited about it. And I remember having to say to myself, right, just calm down, slow down, keep your feet on the ground. And one I was sort of exploring the possibilities and trying to find out what I needed to do to actually get into that.
David Ralph [27:28]
It’s brilliant, isn’t it? I feel excited like that. I feel excited on a daily basis, I literally bound out of bed to do this show. And it’s it’s a new experience for me. I never really had excitement. I had excitement when I was doing certain tasks in a row, but not for a whole day. Is your life very much like that. Are you excited by the possibilities now? Because you are taking those decisions about a right view?
Anthony Robert [27:56]
is very much so. And, you know,
having learned what I’ve now learned, and you know, just knowing what the possibilities are? You know, I certainly see life is very exciting at the moment I see the future is very exciting. And I think the possibilities are absolutely endless.
David Ralph [28:17]
Well, I know, but I think excitement, in many ways is classed as a kind of childish emotion. When you get into adulthood. It’s about responsibilities, and it’s about careers and decisions and all that kind of stuff. And that the people that are successful seem to be marrying that up as well. It’s like, they’re learning how to make income while playing and playing while they’re enjoying themselves and being excited by the possibilities, and all those kind of things. But we were told, we’re not even told it’s just kind of out there. But you can once you get a job, it’s serious time and you’ve got to go back and you’ve got to make a living and you’ve got to provide for people, but you can you can have it all Can you
Anthony Robert [29:00]
absolutely, of course you you can have it all and you know, there’s there’s no limits on as to what you can have and, and what you can achieve. And I think we when you talk about that excitement, you just mentioned yourself getting getting out of bed and you call you know, you can’t wait to do what you’re doing. You know when when you feel like that. It connects you to that higher power. That’s that says feelings, having those feelings I was talking about earlier. And you know, when you feel that way, it’s it’s it’s energy coming from your heart. And I really believe it connects you to that higher power, and nothing can stop you.
David Ralph [29:40]
Well, let’s play some words. These are motivational comment that was made probably about six months ago. But they are so powerful. And I’d like to get your feeling on this. This is Jim Carrey,
Jim Carrey [29:51]
my father could have been a great comedian, but he didn’t believe that that was possible for him. And so he made a conservative choice. Instead, you got to save time job as an accountant. And when I was 12 years old, he was let go from that safe job. And our family had to do whatever we could to survive. I learned many great lessons from my father,
Unknown Speaker [30:11]
not the least of which was that you can fail at what you don’t want. So you might as well take a chance on doing what you love.
David Ralph [30:19]
He said the message that we should be getting out to the generations now Anthony,
Anthony Robert [30:24]
definitely what he mentioned the
first few words that he didn’t believe that is that is a limiting belief stuck deep down in his subconscious mind probably acquired sometime in his life, probably when he was growing up from his parents that he couldn’t do what he wanted to do. That is definitely a limiting belief. And we clear those limiting beliefs and his ways of doing that. And your true self sort of comes to the surface. And then you you start to you will start to follow your passion and do the things that you really love.
David Ralph [31:00]
So So how do people clear those blockages? And I know we could do episode after episode after episode on this. But how can people start changing those thoughts? When quite often they don’t even know that they’ve got them? until they start tackling them head on? How can you go about doing that?
Anthony Robert [31:20]
There’s a number of ways of doing a David the the way that resonates the most with me, is the best way of doing it is by using muscle testing. And I would suggest people can I give a website address for people to visit and
David Ralph [31:37]
yeah, you go with it and we’ll put it on the show notes at the end.
Anthony Robert [31:41]
Okay, the the the name of the website is healers. library.com
David Ralph [31:48]
Yep. Okay, got that.
Anthony Robert [31:50]
Okay, now, basically what what they’ll read about the is no read about limiting beliefs. And, you know, identity Jim they can be? Well, what, what is what has been discovered is, is that you, but you can find limiting beliefs, pondering something called muscle testing. And basically muscle testing is pretty much it’s tapping into the subconscious mind and asking your subconscious mind questions. And your subconscious mind has all the information that you need it, it’s, it knows everything you know, about, since you were a child, even even since before you were born it, it knows everything about every, every person you’ve ever met, every person you’ve ever seen, every single thing that has happened in your life, that information is stored in your subconscious mind. And that knows what the limiting beliefs are, where they are and and by, by muscle testing and asking the right questions, you can actually narrow down what your limiting beliefs on and you can, you can very quickly and easily get rid of him once once you’ve identified them and brought them to the surface.
David Ralph [33:08]
So So is that something that somebody can do on their own? Is there kind of money that I have to spend? Or can they go to this website and, and find the resource within that, but they can start asking those questions,
Anthony Robert [33:20]
you could do it on your own My advice would be to, to work with a practitioner, and let a practitioner help you do that. That that that would be my advice. And you know, yes, you would have to pay a practitioner to do that. But in the longer term, it would be worth it. If if you if if your if your life is not going in the direction you want it to go. If you’re not where you want to be, I would strongly recommend finding finding somebody to help you identify and remove those limiting beliefs. Because once you do, and you know this, you know that the whole world opens up to you.
David Ralph [33:59]
He astonishing isn’t it once you do change those mindset and remove those blockages, start reaching out to people who are ahead of the curve. And that’s one of the sort of frightening things. But newbies are people want to change their life. If I reach out, these people won’t want to know. But there is a support network across the globe isn’t there and people will help. And it’s been astonishing to me to find out that that is true in my situation. If you ask and you asking the right way, more often than not, and I would say I’m close to 100%, not quite 99.9%. But people will help because they they feel what you’re trying to do.
Anthony Robert [34:39]
Absolutely. And, you know, most people, when somebody asks them for help, they will help more often than not 99.9% of the time, as you say.
David Ralph [34:53]
So so when you at your tennis club you in any tennis club, and that was the first movement into the life you wanted? Well, you just don’t and I say the word just but were you just going to do bad? Or were you always going to have the entrepreneurial side the passive income what how did that actually transition from one to the other?
Anthony Robert [35:16]
At the time, when I first started doing the tennis that that was that was all I had in my mind. Because it this it was a dream come true. You if you’d asked me one, I’ll show you the game for me, are you going to one day end up living in England teaching tennis or the future? absolutely crazy. So it was kind of like a dream that I never did to dream that it come true. And so I had no thoughts about entrepreneurship or going into online businesses or anything like that. It was just a tennis, tennis tennis. And you know, I ended up getting quite busy and coaching seven days a week and, you know, did really just did did take off? And yeah, there was there wasn’t any thoughts of doing anything else for the first few years.
David Ralph [36:06]
So when did it start to change for you, because when people find the thing that they love, and you’re doing it seven days a week, and you’re out there, and you’re dealing with kids, and you’re dealing with adults, and you’re doing something that you are naturally good at? It is that that mindset, once again, I keep coming back to mindset, but you do that, and you naturally realise it’s fun, you start looking around for other things that you think would be fun as well, it becomes like an addiction, doesn’t it?
Anthony Robert [36:33]
Yes, I, I did start to think to myself, I need I need to, I need to start looking at other sources of income as well, because I didn’t want to just rely on the tennis, because it’s very much a tight time for money business model, you know, whereas if you’re not on that court teaching, then you’re not earning. So the last 123 last Hang on, I need to start looking at other things. And, you know, try and try and get other other sources of income as well, so much just relying on the tenants, because in this country, you’re reliant on the weather, we’ve got school holidays, all that sort of thing. So it’s there’s no set income when your tennis coaching and an outdoor club, you know, it’s all it’s up and down. So I needed I needed to be looking at other sources of income. And the United States taking me a long time to sort of kind of get to a stage where I am where I’m sort of starting to get into something that is that is really promising. And D and let them let us go down to Carrey limiting beliefs as I’m going along.
David Ralph [37:41]
So you are an expert at building online businesses, and you’ve helped thousands of people increase their online profits. What is a good way for someone to start on that? Because I’ve been on that road for maybe five or six years, I know a lot of what you will be teaching people. But the very first starting point, what what should people do? How can they find out more information other than obviously, coming to your website and finding out more about yourself?
Anthony Robert [38:13]
Um, there’s so many different ways of doing it. They, I would certainly say, you know, do your research carefully, there’s a lot of shiny objects out there that promise some instant riches on the click of a button. And you know, which, which, which don’t work. So I would say, you know, do your research very carefully. We were if you’re searching for a business, they don’t seem to be a move now towards e commerce selling physical products online, not not so much selling information products, there does seem to be a move away from that now and move into selling physical products online, and which is basically e commerce. And the experts say that the e commerce industry mothered by the year 2017 is going to be one and a half trillion dollar industry. So that that is certainly a direction that I would look at, if anybody is looking to get into into something online
David Ralph [39:24]
and honour people that you would recognise as trustworthy experts. Because as you say, there’s so many shysters out there that say, if you follow my my structure, my proven structure, you will make a squeegee and pound a month, and you follow it and it just doesn’t work. Because you realise that the only person that’s making this William pound a month is the person that’s selling that information to you. So are there people out there that you have found very useful as you have developed your knowledge?
Anthony Robert [39:54]
If there are they, there are some very good genuine people out there. And a few of them are here in the UK? Well, if I can just just another point to make a David. A lot of people go into start online part time businesses, and they ended up end up not making anything. Not always because it’s the wrong business model. But and there are come back to because of those limiting beliefs. You know, the mindset is not being an entrepreneur, owning your own business, you know, we think we want to do that. And but when we actually come when we’ve actually got to get down and start doing the work, that’s when the limiting beliefs and the dust start to kick in. And we don’t take the action that we have to take, okay, and then we don’t, and we don’t get the results. And then we sit down what didn’t work. Meanwhile, it’s, it’s ourselves that to do it.
David Ralph [40:48]
I think that’s true, because I, the journey that I’m on now, where I am speaking to you is probably six years. And I’ve mentioned this quite a few times on the show. But I’ve got to this point by trial trial trial and failure, failure failure, and I’ve had so many failures. So leading up to this point. And a lot of them were building online websites and passive income and everything that we’re talking about now. Now, with my knowledge. Now, I think that I moved on to the next thing before I finally pushed it across over the hill. So that there’s a lot of stuff that I’ve still got out there. And it’s still floating around in the sort of online environment. And I look back on it now. And I think, yeah, if I, if I just gone two or three more steps, without thinking out, it’s not working out, I jump on to this, then I would probably have been successful, you’ve got to focus on money, you’ve got to focus, you’ve got to channel your efforts. And more often than not, as you say, I do believe but if you do that, you will make income and you will provide a nice little support financial parachute, or whatever you want to call it, to allow you to Ben had the decisions and the options to do what you want and maybe transition from a job to you being entrepreneurial, or just having less stress in the job. Because if you you know, you suddenly know, but if you are made redundant or unemployed, you have got something to pay the bills is a nice way of being. And I think, you know, I I look at all the things that I’ve done. And I think I can I can now, because I’ve got the Bleep I could have made them all work, but I kind of moved on a little bit too early.
Anthony Robert [42:24]
Yes, you’re absolutely right. A lot of a lot of people success seems to come and as a lot of people right off to the biggest failure. And that’s when and that’s when a lot of people give up. You know, after that biggest failure, where’s had they just hung in there a little bit, a little bit longer. That’s when they would have found that success straight off to the biggest failure.
David Ralph [42:48]
But what would your biggest failure be? Anthony, when you look back, and I don’t like to use the word failure, I just called him stepping stones on the way to success. But do you look back on something and go Yeah, that that was bad. That was a bad time in my life.
Unknown Speaker [43:04]
Anthony Robert [43:08]
I think I think if I could turn the clock back,
I think I would have liked to have expanded my horizons and travelled more, and going around and seeing the world and that before getting into into sugarcane farming, and you know, just sort of got a bigger perspective of what the world is really like, as opposed to going straight from school, straight to military straight into, into farming, you know, whereas, friends of mine that I’ve been in school with they they will spread the wings and went overseas and, and, and did their thing before before they came back and and settled into into some sort of permanent job. So I think I should have done that, as opposed to just getting straight into farming.
David Ralph [43:56]
It’s difficult, though, isn’t it? Because I know, I’ve seen so many people that have done by in an earlier live and I have travelled, and they always seem unsettled afterwards. It’s almost like they have seen the promised land. They’ve seen the future that they could have. But then they come back to the United Kingdom. They start working for an insurance company by commute to London and I kind of our last year I was traipsing through Cambodia, and I was doing all these amazing things. That that awareness of possibilities, but when you allow yourself to almost forget the possibilities, and what you did to get into that situation, is a crying shame, isn’t it? You see it time and time again? Ah, yeah, it was all right. When I was younger, I’d love to do that again, but I can’t. But what we’re saying is you can
Anthony Robert [44:41]
Yes, you can. And it comes back to that mindset you were talking about earlier, earlier on, you know, that people go and they they travel they do they go through Cambodia, and all these beautiful places, but the mindset of slowly all you got to get back home, you couldn’t get a proper job, and, you know, fits into society and indeed do what you’re expected to do.
David Ralph [45:03]
I speak to quite a few people now about our online nomads, they are constantly travelling, and they all took the leap of faith, they were in a situation that they didn’t like, whether it was a relationship or a career, and they decided that they were going to travel and for the first maybe five, six weeks, it was very traumatic, and they were using their savings. And I didn’t know what the future was going to have. But now they kind of found their feet. And they are building the income streams that we’re talking about whilst travelling. And they’re meeting like minded spirits out there that are doing the same thing. And once you start surrounding yourself with those other people that are doing what you want to do, and they’re already doing it, and it’s, it’s easier for them, because they’ve already kind of tried the bat path, you realise that no matter what you want to do it, we’re coming back to the same things all the time. But I suppose this episode is all about whatever you want to do, there’s a way to do it. And you don’t have to, you have to think it’s all right. For Anthony, it’s all right. For David, it’s all right for whoever, if you want it hard enough, you can make it work.
Anthony Robert [46:09]
I couldn’t agree with you more. And it reminds me of a famous quote by the great Jim Rome, where he said you are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with. So you know, if you are, if you are that type of person that you want to break free, and you want to get out of the corporate life, or that the mundane day to day thing that most of us live. Choose the people that you’re around very carefully, don’t be around people that are going to discourage you from that you are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with. So so
David Ralph [46:46]
what what are the five people? Obviously not names? And but but are they very similar to you, but but you surround yourself? Did you make conscious decisions to choose them, or how they just naturally come into your life and you’ve engaged and now they are part of your your peer group?
Anthony Robert [47:03]
Yeah, that they will come. And as you start to, as you start to make changes in your in your life, you know that those right people that you need to be around will will naturally come into your life as you start to go in that direction you want to go?
David Ralph [47:22]
And so you did you consciously think, Oh, this is a good person, I’m gonna I’m gonna clean to them? Or did it just naturally occur to you?
Anthony Robert [47:33]
It naturally happens. You know, it’s a, it naturally happens. It’s not something, you sit down, say, right, I’m going to make sure I hang around with that person, it’s it’s something up comes back to the law of attraction, you know, when you start to move in that direction, you know, you will attract those those sort of people to you?
David Ralph [47:53]
Do you see all the people that you are surrounded by? Because I did the five people that I’m closely linked to? I would say say probably four of them are virtual friends. Now I’ve never actually met them. And two or three of them, you know, I’m actually in business with even though I haven’t personally ever shook their hands. Is that similar in your life? Are the five people that you are connected closely to? Are they actually in your life? Or is it virtual as well.
Unknown Speaker [48:23]
Anthony Robert [48:26]
the the, the top of people I want to be around all with, with the direction I’m not hitting the top of people that I want to be around, are slowly starting to come into my life. Because Because I’m still doing doing the online businesses on a part time basis. The people that I want to be around more or not, they’re not there all the time. They’re not there physically, all the time. I have access to them, online, Facebook, that sort of thing. But the other people that I want to be around or slowly but surely starting to come into my life and, and, and and be around me.
David Ralph [49:11]
It’s so brilliant, isn’t it the opportunities that we’ve got where you can, you know, we can Skype, we could, we could be looking at each other. Now we’re not, we’re just doing it as an audio file. But you can build up relationships are hugely powerful with people in different time zones and different countries. And if there’s a passion to the task, then these people will will find you somehow, as you’re saying, and then you’ve got that, that powerhouse of belief, because they believe and you believe and they push you on and you push them on. And you’ve got accountability and all the kind of things that entrepreneurial spirits struggle with at the beginning. Because you almost feel like you’re on your own, it becomes easier and easier, doesn’t it? Because Because you find these people that that will challenge you and task you to do things beforehand, you didn’t think was in your armoury?
Anthony Robert [50:03]
Absolutely, I’m on a network of people, you know, that are that are just so supportive. You know, every year, we all support each other. We share our challenges, you know, somebody, somebody’s got a problem, they get onto the Facebook group and say, you know, this, and this has happened, just feel so down today. And within minutes, there’s a number of people will ever apply to say, Come on, you can do it, keep it up, you know, try this, try that, you know, so I’m, I’m part of a network now very supportive, caring people. And you know, which, which is, it’s just absolutely fantastic. It’s just more mind boggling. And it’s just so encouraging that, you know, you, you know, hope is just a click of a mouse away.
David Ralph [50:48]
I spent years before I got into Facebook, and I generally used to say that the sort of standard phrase, why do I want to know what people are having for lunch. And I used to look over my wife’s shoulder, and it was people just say, a terrible moaning out, but the toes, the kids are doing my head in, blah, blah, blah. But now I agree with you totally. And the the sort of networks and the groups that I am linked to the hugely positive, if you if you’re slightly down, or if you can’t quite see an angle to do something. Generally you can you can pose it. And even if you don’t get the answer you want back quite often, it gives you a kind of angle to go for. And then you you solve the solve it on your own just because people almost say yes, it’s possible. Yes, it’s possible, when you find find out the answer, don’t you?
Anthony Robert [51:36]
Yeah, that’s absolutely all I’ll say to you. Don’t read up on this gun read up on that, or he has a link to a post that will give you the answer. So yes, you know, it’s it’s all a just going to ask.
David Ralph [51:51]
So I’m going to play the words of Steve Jobs now that it’s the theme of this show is about connecting dots. And this is what he said back in 2005. But before Dubai, are you, as you are now Anthony, are you in the place where you should be? Do you feel totally content, that all your efforts or your travel or your trials and tribulations have come together in a positive way and you are authentic, unique to yourself and happy
Anthony Robert [52:17]
a lot more than I then I was, I’m still on a journey. And I still believe this is still there’s still things that I need to do. But I’m certainly a lot more content and a lot more confident, a lot happier than then I was in the past. You know, certainly it’s been quite a journey over the last few years.
David Ralph [52:42]
And what would be one of the main things that you feel you’ve still got to do.
Anthony Robert [52:48]
Um, I would say cater to the last of the of the limiting beliefs around corporate a holding me back. And, and then really good muscle into a situation where where I can rely totally on passive income, and which will then free my time up to to do other things like I would love to, I would love to be able to travel more, go back to South Africa more spend more time with family. That’s that’s over in South Africa. And I’d really like to get more into, into helping helping people, you know, bring more people up, because I believe the more people we can bring up, the better this world’s going to be as a whole, you know, what we really need to be doing is reaching down and pulling people out. Because if we don’t, and the people that are down are going to reach up and pull us down.
David Ralph [53:48]
Absolutely agree with that totally right me, these are the words of Steve Jobs, we’re going to hear what he said. And then I’m going to ask you opinion on it, Steve Jobs.
Steve Jobs [53:57]
Of course, it was impossible to connect the dots looking for when I was in college. But it was very, very clear looking backwards 10 years later. Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward, you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something, your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leaves you off the well worn path. And that will make all the difference.
David Ralph [54:32]
So here in those words, can you join up your dots? Antony
Anthony Robert [54:35]
Yes, Yes, Yes, I can. You know, when I when I look back on, when I look back on my life and the path, it’s it’s taken me I can see certain events that have happened and how that happened that have led me to lead me to where I am. Today, if I could Join Up Dots
David Ralph [54:58]
is a we talked about couple of big dogs when you was 14, obviously taking up the sort of running up the farm. And then when you decided that you were going to be a tennis teacher and that was a kind of mindset shift for you that you could actually do something that you love and get paid for it. Where would you say your big.in your Join Up Dots timeline was that really made you who you are today.
Anthony Robert [55:23]
I would say it’s, it’s when I came overseas and all of a sudden hours on my own and having to make my own decisions and and getting into something and earning a living doing something that I’m simply done as a hobby back in South Africa. You know how many people nowadays, believe or have been told, you know, you can’t make a living from your hobby up forgot, and you go to going to get a proper job. And so I would say that that was that was the the Big Dot breaking away coming overseas. And that’s that’s been the journey really started.
David Ralph [56:03]
I would like that to be the big daughter, all our listeners out there. But you can take a hobby, take a thing you love, take a passion and actually build a career around it or bring income in and really have the life and at the moment when you’re listening to this. And the only reason that you’re listening to the shows I’m well aware of that is what you’re trying to find your thing. And you’re you’re finding that angle, that direction that you need to do. But ultimately, please believe as I’m saying, and Anthony saying that you can find something that you love doing on a daily basis, you can spring out of bed every morning because you can’t wait to go. And you can bring in income. And believe me, the income can be bigger than you could possibly dream for at the moment, when you start to actually totally, totally believe. Yeah, I couldn’t agree with you more there is this, there’s two ways you could actually look at doing this. You could either
Anthony Robert [57:01]
either earn, earn a living, doing something you really really love, okay. Or you could find a business model that’s going to bring you significant passive income, which will then give you the time to go and do what you really, really love. So there’s two ways you can do it is one one thing, one little word of warning, if I if I may determine is what you
if you know what your passion is.
Be careful of if you if you start to earn a living from your passion, be careful that you don’t store don’t end up exchanging your time for money, what you don’t want us to be trapped. like like like, like you are in a job, doing your passion. If it demands that you’re you’re there all the time. Live, what it might not stay your passion, you eat, you know, it’s be just be very careful that don’t get stuck in another job. If that makes sense.
David Ralph [58:09]
It makes total sense. And I would advise everybody to spend, you know, $7 or five pounds, whatever, on the four hour workweek by Tim Ferriss, that was a mindset shift for me. And it made me realise that anything I constructed in the future, I had to make sure that I was closest to the door. And the thing can operate without me being bear scalable income. And I see it time and time again. But exactly as Anthony saying, people will build a income a career, that means that actually they go from the commute that they don’t like and they replicate the whole thing really they replicate the hours the the situation that they’re sitting in front of a computer, they’re not seeing their family, because I haven’t done that they haven’t allowed themselves the freedom to go. It’s a Tuesday afternoon, I’m going to go for a walk in the park because I can and that’s when it all comes together, isn’t it?
Anthony Robert [59:01]
Absolutely. I couldn’t agree with you more you know, you you need you need that freedom. You know you you want to be able to be in a situation anytime you can say rock head enough going for a walk going to do this going to do that game to watch the kids play football. That’s the situation you want to be in.
David Ralph [59:20]
Totally agree. Totally agree. Well, Anthony, this is the end of the show. And this is when I send you back in time, like a time traveller to have a one on one with your younger self. And if you could go back in time, what age Anthony would you choose? And what advice would you give where we’re going to find out? Because I’m going to play the tune? When it fades? You’re up? This is the Sermon on the mic.
Unknown Speaker [59:48]
With the best.
Anthony Robert [1:00:05]
How could we go back to my late teens when I was thinking about what should I be doing and listening to other people told me what I should be doing?
Unknown Speaker [1:00:17]
Anthony Robert [1:00:19]
I wish I knew more about personal development then, then what I know now, and I would wish I’d known that I’m 100% responsible for everything that comes into my life. And I don’t have to follow the advice of others. You know, I’m free. I’m free to do what I want. And Had I known that I think I would have taken a fair, quite a different, quite a different path. And I just I just wish I’d known that I’m totally 100% responsible for everything in my life, and that I can do anything I want. The sky’s the limit.
David Ralph [1:01:04]
How can our audience connect with you, Anthony,
Anthony Robert [1:01:06]
the best way to connect with me is on Facebook. I’m very happy to connect with anybody if they just say, Oh, we heard you on the show. I’d love to connect. Add you as a friend, that would be absolutely fantastic.
David Ralph [1:01:18]
Okay, Anthony, thank you so much for spending time with us today, joining up those dots. And please come back again, when you have more dots to join up. Because I do believe that by joining up the dots and connecting our past is the best way to build our futures. Anthony Robert, thank you so much.
Anthony Robert [1:01:33]
It’s been a pleasure, David, thank you very much.
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