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Flirting With The Stars

Published on 3/10/2019
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"Flirting With The Stars”   is the 5th in my Tom's Vivid Views series of original copyright press releases sent from my happy home in the sunny south of Portugal


Michael Caine, the film star, tells the story of being seated in his own restaurant in London one evening when he was approached by a slightly tipsy diner on his way to the gents' room. “I thought this place was supposed to be full of famous movie people?” challenged the man. “Well, what am I then?” replied Michael good humouredly. “You're the owner,” said the man, “You don't count.”

Okay,” said Michael, “Then who is that sitting at the corner table?” The man turned and stared long and hard at the gent referred to by Michael. Eventually he said, ”I don't know.” Michael replied, “That's Tom Cruise,” and continued, “Who is is that standing at the bar?” Again the man took a long and earnest look at the figure pointed out. Eventually he repeated the same answer, “I don't know.” Michael enlightened him with, “That's Clint Eastwood.” At that the man just shrugged his shoulders and tottered on to his date with nature in the gents'.

A short time later the diner, on his way back from the men's room, again passed Michael seated at his table. This time he didn't stop but simply called over, “And there's no-one famous in the toilets either!”

The moral of this story is two fold. People only see what they want to see and frequently fail to see opportunities plainly presented to them. Michael Caine, on the other hand, is famous for inevitably recognising opportunities and saying 'yes' to everything. As a result he has worked in his chosen profession of movie acting, a notoriously insecure one, nonstop throughout the years. He is also known as being a joy to work with and a stickler for detail. He prepares for all of his roles, large or small, meticulously and diligently.

As an entrepreneur or self-employed business person you should do the same. Be alert and on the watch for opportunities at all times. The best way to do this is to have a reputation for reliability and quality of performance just as Michael Caine does. Know yourself, your business, your industry and the people in and around it inside out. Then the opportunities will come your way.

Also be excellent at what you do. Areas to give absolute priority to are -

* Sales - This is what brings in the money. Do your selling yourself. You're the best person for it.

* Finance - Keep tight control of your money. Personally manage it. Never let anyone else have access to your cash.

* Personnel - Delegate and employ by all means but use only people you trust implicitly. Better to employ no-one at all rather than someone you don't trust.

Adherance to these three points is critical to your succes. Believe me, I've been there.

I've also been to Michael Caine's restaurant. He wasn't there but Tom Cruise and Clint Eastwood were. They didn't recognise me.

I am Tom Riach. I live and write in the sunny south of Portugal.


For many years I have run my WAKE UP LEISURE AND LEARNING BREAKS (click on) where I talk of successful living and of creating both material and inner wealth. Or send for any of my best-selling Amazon books - MASTERING THE ART OF MAKING MONEYSELF-IMPROVEMENT SHOULD BE FUN! - THE SIMPLEST SALES STRATEGY - WINNING BIG IN LIFE AND BUSINESS - they are packed with my secrets of successful living and with wit and wisdom sure to get you thinking about how you manage your life. Available in Paperback and Kindle. Click the image below.

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FLIRTING WITH THE STARS is an original copyright Tom Riach press release, short and to the point. I hope you enjoyed reading it and found it informative and/or entertaining. To learn more or to get in touch with me please visit me on my website at TOMRIACH.COM

See you there! Regards, Tom.


© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2019. All rights reserved.

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It took me some years to establish myself in business but I believe that in life only the most resolute of tryers will prevail and after several years of a bank account in a permanent state of cardiac arrest my perseverance began to pay!

I became a successful Business Consultant, Investment Adviser and award-winning Salesperson and Marketing Professional and I coined the term 'Creative Solutions' to describe my work in devising and implementing innovative approaches to situations in business, commerce and industry (some call it trouble-shooting). From my successes I grew my own group of small companies.

Today I host my 'Wake Up Leisure and Learning Breaks', personal mentoring and business guidance, in the tranquility and calm of the sunny south of Portugal and I am the author of several best-selling books in the self-help, business and successful living genres.

CONTACT ME - I'll be thrilled to hear from you!

The life of which you dream is HERE within your grasp!

© Copyright Joseph T.Riach 1998-2019. All rights reserved.


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