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The Wolf of Wall Street : You and Your Goal

(Just a rant) At times, I feel like I should, ram this quote and this picture down the throats of some people – who are simply not willing to put in the effort.

As the Wolf of Wall Street put it “The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it” and damn me what an awesome quote this is.

Note:  If you haven’t seen this film or read the book – I instruct you to immediately stop whatever it is you are doing, go down to your local video/dvd store or book store and buy a copy and start to read it immediately when you leave the store – or – if you order online begin the second it drops through your letterbox.  This is important – this is how to do it.

 

The Apprentice 2013 on BBC One Starts 9pm Tuesday 7 May

The Apprentice 2013

Are you ready…?  I know I am.  The Worlds UK’s best business minded people are ready to fight for Lord Alan Sugar’s £250,000 investment.  If you’re clever enough – the banks would probably give you more with a good-sound business plan and save you a life-time of embarrassment but then again Series 9 kicks off today BBC One (Tuesday 7 May at 9pm) and can be viewed later on BBC iPlayer.  There are no The Apprentice 2013 spoiler here but only a quick shout out to everyone “that you’re Wednesday evenings won’t be the same again – well not at least for the next few months”.

The Apprentice is one of my favourite TV show (if I can call it a show or should I use the words side-splitting entertainment) and I find it extremely…erm what’s the word(s) “I can’t believe I’m watching this stuff” while I grit my teeth and remain calm at the TV, especially when the UK’s best, sorry Worlds best candidates fight their hearts out in each task climbing to the top, get hired then decide to take Lord Sugar to court.

Let me introduce you to the candidates, starting with my favourite first:

Zeeshaan Shah, Age: 27, Career: CEO of Property Investment Company, Location: London

Francesca MacDuff-Varley, Age: 32, Career: Dance and Entertainment Entrepreneur Location: Leeds

Jaz Ampaw-Farr, Age: 41, Career: Literacy and Education Company Director, Location: Milton Keynes

Leah Totton, Age: 24, Career: Doctor, Location: London

Luisa Zissman, Age: 25, Career: Retail Entrepreneur, Location: St Albans

Natalie Panayi, Age: 30, Career: Recruitment Manager, Location: Rickmansworth

Rebecca Slater, Age: 35, Career: Medical Rep, Location: Wigan

Sophie Lau, Age: 22, Career: Restaurateur, Location: Bristol

Uzma Yakoob, Age: 32, Career: Entrepreneur and Make-Up Brand Owner, Location: London

Alex Mills, Age: 22, Career: Company Director, Location: Cardiff

Jason Leech, Age: 29, Career: Historian and Property Entrepreneur, Location: London

Jordan Poulton, Age: 26, Career: Business Analyst, Location: London

Kurt Wilson, Age: 26, Career: Health Drink Entrepreneur and Health & Safety Manager, Location: Liverpool

Myles Mordaunt, Age: 39, Career: Marketing Company Co-Founder, Location: Monaco

Neil Clough, Age: 32, Career: Regional Manager – Soccer Centres, Location: Altrincham

Tim Stillwell, Age: 23, Career: Mexican Food Entrepreneur, Location: Birmingham

Bring it on…

Opportunity to be in a Television (BBC) Documentary

I’ve been approached by Sukhpal Sahota from a UK’s leading Independent Television Production Company’s known as Red house.  An opportunity has arisen for couples who are experiencing particular challenges where parents are divided by anything from race to class to appear on this documentary.

If you are interested or would like more information then read on, as more information is available below including contact details:

Are you in a relationship that your Parents do not approve of?

Are you going to get married but are worried that your Parents will not come to the wedding?

Or are you going to have a baby and would like to see your Parents finally accept your relationship?

Red house, one of UK’s leading Independent Television Production Company’s, are looking to speak to couples whose parents feel that they are not a suitable match for a sensitive and intelligent documentary that will look at couples and Parents divided by anything from race to class.

If you would like to see your Parents come round and give you their blessing, we’d like to speak to you.  Please contact us on 0203 189 3412 or email us at relationships@redhousetv.co.uk

FORCE – Bollywood Movie and John Abraham

30 September we will be seeing the release of the Bollywood Movie FORCE.  Starring John Abraham (whose recent movies were Dostana, New York) and Genelia D’Souza (whose recent movie was Life Partner) is a 20th Century Fox’s contemporary action-romance movie.

What makes this movie a must watch is the performance of John Abraham, who’s last movie as the main actor was New York 2009, but later made odd appearances in movies including ‘7 Khoon Maaf’ early 2011.  I believe when an actor or actress returns after a big gap in their career they have no choice but to perform 100% to make it a success.  John Abraham finds himself in that position in Force.

Story Line (in a nutshell):  Sanjay Singh (John Abraham) is a no-nonsense cop, who is insistent pursuit of a ruthless underworld network.  His belief is firmly set in eradicating crime by simply shooting the criminals dead and not arresting them.

Physical Body:  For this movie, John Abraham admitted that he underwent eight months of physical training to achieve not a six-pack but an eight-pack physique.  This achievement attracted the attention of Hollywood stunt director JJ Perry (who has trained Hollywood stars such as Sylvester Stallone, etc) who is said to be “extremely impressed” by John and wants to work with him.

Making a strong body is like a religion. When you preach a religion you go to a temple. I go to a gym and workout. I really worked out hard to make a strong body. I had put on 10 kilo muscles in eight months.” John told the media.  The movie FORCE it was required that John sported a muscular look.

Controversy:  Controversy broke out for the film, in a scene where John and Genelia had to tie knot. However, sources claim that the ceremony conducted was so authentic that had they completed the last round they would have actually been man and wife. The priest used for the scene was a real pandit and not a junior artist who read out the actual wedding mantra as he said he had forgot that the camera was rolling.  Again, following the reports of Ritesh Deshmukh and Genelia’s marriage plans, the priest insisted that the couple couldn’t get married as Genelia is already married to John as everything was done from wearing a mangalsutra, to exchanging garlands and taking the saat pheras. He also said he wish to meet the onscreen couple and make them understand that he had pronounced the mantras one does at a real wedding.

FORCE Film Songs:

1. Khwabon Khwabon – K.K. & Suchitra
2. Chahoon Bhi – Karthik & Bombay Jayshree
3. Dum Hai To Aaja – Mahua Kamat
4. Main Chali – Naresh Iyer & Shreya Ghoshal
5. Dil Ki Hai Tamanna – Vijay Prakash, Shalini Singh & Neha Bhasin

I am personally looking forward to 30 September when this movie is released, as John Abraham is one of those actors who simply produces a good balance between acting and realism.

I will indeed share my views here once I have seen this movie.  If any of you are planning on watching this movie then I hope you can share your thoughts here too.

FORCE Bollywood Trailer

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