COMPETITION! 9 Things I learnt about life in the last 9 years

James Preston 10 7:18 AM
This photo here of the moment Joel was born captures
my favourite moment of the last 9 years!
So today I begin the final year of my Twenties. It's been an incredible 9 years so far, without doubt the best 9 years of my life filled with adventure, dreams, achievements, friends and family. And I am confident the final year is going to be my best yet! Because I intend to make it that way.

As Winston Churchill said in one of my favourite lines in history:

"History will be kind to me. For I intend to write it."

No matter what lies in my path in the year ahead, I am going to make this year my best yet!

Now, to celebrate my 29th year of living on this planet, I want to give you a chance to be blessed! So, today, I am giving away a $15 voucher to! Courtesy of the great Entrepreneur and Author James Altucher.

To win, all you need to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this Blog, either with a link to your Twitter Profile, Facebook Page or your email, and you'll go into a draw. I will then announce the winner later tonight.
(Note: When placing your email, do it inconspicuously. IE. james (at) jamespreston (dot) org. So spambots don't pick it up.)

So while you get ready to do that, here are 9 of the most important things I have learnt in the 9 years I have been a Twenty-Something. I will expound on each point later this afternoon, with a nice Video Blog, too!

1. My family is my most valuable asset in this life.

2. God is SO much better than we could ever imagine Him to be!

3. Jesus wants US to change this world with His Father's Kingdom before He even thinks about coming back.

4. Having a baby is the best thing that can ever happen to you. But also the most challenging.

5. Achieving your dreams is easier than you think. It just takes strategy and energy.

6. Entrepreneurship is the best way forward for the new economy.

7. Tertiary education is important but not necessary to your success.

8. Carbs are killing us. Fat isn't.

9. If you want to keep a relationship, you have to work on it.

10. The Kruger National Park is the most beautiful place on planet Earth.

Now, this list is debatable and arguable. I learnt thousands of things in these past 9 years. I learnt more in the last 9 years than I think I ever have. It's just really difficult to narrow down which of the things I learnt belong in my top 9. I know my Top 3 are certainly solid and wouldn't change.

As mentioned, I will expound on these a litte later this afternoon. Until then, have a blessed day! And don't forget to enter the draw for the $15 Amazon Voucher by commenting below!

Thank you for being you.


Happy birthday... 150 in 50 minutes.

Haha! Well done Adrian! You're gonna get buff bro. You are now entered into the draw by the way. :)

Those are awesome James. Let's hope you multiply it 10 fold in the coming 10 years (more kids, deeper with God etc) :^D^: dana (at) stewards (dot) co (dot) za

Nice one James. I remeber when you visited us in rehab. The freedom you and your team carried was vital for me to see, where I was at. I carry that with me till this day and I thank God and celebrate your life today. Happy Birthday! theoclaassen77 (at) gmail (dot) com

Ay bru, what an honour man. That really means a lot to me to hear that. I am loving seeing all that you are involved bro, God is doing mighty things through you! You are a great worldchanger! And thanks for dropping a line.

This is one way to get responses but thanks for the opportunity! I agree with all the points, except the baby is the second best thing after the lovely wife. You are now both in your twenties and in your 30th year. vandenberg dot conrad at gmail dot com

you are a blessing to all and a great person happy birthday budd and have an awesome day

Hey Conrad! Haha. Thanks for the comment. At least it generated the response, hey? ;)
Yeah, I think my wife and I would both agree that having a baby was just out of this world. Getting married and finding each other was just as good, but nothing can compare to that moment you meet your firstborn. Wow!
Thanks for the comment!

Thanks Patrick, appreciate the comment. Bless you, man!

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