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Huang Ming Shares His Dream

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Huang Ming, China’s Leading Solar Entrepreneur, shares his dream…

I have a dream, a common dream of the people devoting to renewable energy source around the world, that for the blue sky and white cloud of the later generations, qualified products are used to realize renewable energy substitution.

I have a dream that one day throughout the whole world, renewable energy sources will take the dominant position.

I have a dream that one day my entire country fellows, even the global citizens, know about solar energy and make full use of it.

I have a dream that one day solar industry will be as advanced as IT industry, as mature as electric home appliances industry, and as large-scaled and automatic as automobile industry.

I have a dream that one day the sky will be much bluer, the water will be more limpid; our homeland will be full of sunshine, tranquil with no war.

I have a dream that one day our later generations will chase each other happily in the bright sunshine and fragrance of beautiful flowers, that green civilization will be spread in every inch of the earth.

My dear fellows let us join together, for the blue sky and white cloud of later generations, using qualified products to realize renewable energy substitution…

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Huang Ming, an oil equipment engineer turned crusader against the use of fossil fuels, is known in China as “The Solar King”. In less than 10 years, his innovative ideas and adoption of cutting edge technology has turned Himin Solar, a once-obscure company, into one of the world’s largest solar water heater manufacturers.

Huang Ming is also referred to as the pioneer of China’s clean energy industry. In his capacity as the 10th National People’s Congress (NPC) deputy, he proposed the Law on Renewable Energy. The law came into effect on January 1, 2006, and lays a legal foundation for China’s strategy for dealing with the energy crisis.

Huang Ming was invited to speak at the 14th UN Conference on Sustainable Development, and to share with the world the Himin model of solar industry development. Due to his great contribution to the renewable energy industry, Huang Ming received an award from the World Wide Fund for Nature in March 2007.

Huang Ming’s dream of blue skies for China has improved millions of lives. Next, he plans to power China, and then the world, with the inexhaustible energy from our sun.

Huang Ming – Awarded Laureate of 2011 Right Livelihood Award

Huang Ming, one of the world’s most successful Solar Entrepreneur,  will be hosting The Excellerated Business School in China this year. His commitment is to make all of China (and the world) run on renewable energy! His valley is one of a kind.

Huang Ming’s vision of demonstrating the possibilities of solar energy spawned the construction of the valley that also hosted the 4th International Solar Cities Initiative Congress.

Huang Ming was awarded the Laureate of 2011“Right Livelihood Award”—The Alternative Nobel Prize with Jacqueline Moudeina from Africa, Ina May Gaskin from USA and GRAIN (International) for efforts of working for better livelihood of human.

(please check http://www.rightlivelihood.org/ for more information).

Group photo of 2011 Laureates

Huang Ming at the presentation site of the award ceremony

Huang Ming at the presentation site of the award ceremony

In the Swedish parliament, Huang Ming has won a big round of applause with his speech

Dec 5th, the 2011 Right livelihood Awards ceremony site

Aerial view of China Solar Valley, Dezhou

Entrepreneurs Build Successful Businesses With This Key

Entrepreneur's Success Key

Entrepreneurs Build Successful Businesses With This Key

For the past thirty years I have been working with people in different parts of the world through our programs, including Money & You® and the Excellerated Business School® for Entrepreneurs to uncover what holds people back from having money, building successful businesses or achieving financial success. Over and over again, what comes up is that we must clear our consciousness from emotional blocks in order to receive the level of abundance we desire or to enjoy the financial resources we may already have.

If you want to enjoy an abundant life—including a beautiful home (or homes), automobiles for yourself and your family, a great education for your children (and yourself) and a business that provides you with profits, royalties, rents or other residual income—financial literacy is key.

Being educated about the basics of money—how to start, manage, build and expand a business—is key. It is my hope that in the near future, financial literacy becomes a subject for children in primary school, along with reading, writing, grammar, math and all other key subjects necessary to be a fully educated, functioning human being.

In the mean time, most of us learn to be financially literate without proper guidance, sheerly by trial and error. It’s easy to see around you. The result is a society riddled with debt, fearful of the future, investing in ventures we know very little about, or enslaved to jobs or businesses that bring us very little profit or joy.

For those of us who wish to have more than our basic needs met and do not wish to live in debt, financial literacy is as important as breathing and having clean water and nutritious food. Having a sound understanding of financial systems allows us to grow our financial independence with much more ease and joy.

Become a great student of financial literacy to allow your dreams to come true. Learn the different systems and choose the one that works best for you. Be sure to call upon financial advisors who have succeeded in their area of endeavor; do what is congruent with your inner knowing and the knowledge you have gathered through your educational process.

Do not leave the task of building your wealth to others. While others—financial advisors and masters—may support you, ultimately you are responsible for your results. In our programs we say, “Education is the highest form of leverage.” Once you acquire the techniques and tools, you now must allow yourself to be wealthy by clearing any blocks that may be in the way of your dreams coming true. Herein lies the secret to financial health and wealth.

With loving thoughts,

DC Cordova
CEO, Excellerated Business School® for Entrepreneurs and the Money & You® Program

You can also read my original article that appeared in Networking Times

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Social Entrepreneur Success

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Twenty years ago Susan Barton was working in an orphanage in Sri Lanka. There, she took to a baby that was severely malnourished and realized that even though it wasn’t her child, she had a responsibility to this baby. Her life would never be the same. At that moment her path to becoming a Social Entrepreneur Success began.

She nursed this child all afternoon and looked into the baby’s eyes all afternoon. Later on that night she found out the baby died of malnutrition. This experience rocked her soul. She says she was “just a naive girl from the suburbs” and she came back to Australia a very different girl. She started fostering every child she could upon her return.

At that time when she began to “save every child in the world” and the more she looked, the more she found. And then she got to attend an entrepreneurship program called Money & You®, held in Australia. While she was at Money & You®, she learned some incredible distinctions. What happened then was a group of business people, who were Money & You® grads, began to form around her project to ensure it would keep running if anything were to happen to Susan.

They created the Lighthouse Foundation (http://www.lighthousefoundation.org.au) and incorporated as a charity. Then they looked at franchising and how to develop structures, procedures and policies, and to actually move forward in training – to leverage her project to save children all across Australia.

To this day, the outreach program has affected over 500 young people.

They are alive today in the world because of the outcomes I learned at Money & You®. I can’t begin to tell you how much Money & You® has meant to not me, but 500 young homeless people in Australia,” says Susan Barton.

Susan is one remarkable woman, steely and gentle all at the same time, her love and compassion for society’s ‘forgotten children’ is as inspiring as it is touching.

Video Interview

In February 2009, Susan sat down with Money & You® Australia Director, Jane Jordan for a two-part interview.

Watch them here:

Part 1

Part 2

Susan Barton

Susan Barton AM, Founder and Executive Director, Lighthouse Foundation

Susan’s Bio:

Susan Barton is a Melbourne woman with a passion for young people. With six children of her own, she has spent the last 20 years providing homes for damaged young people so that healing can take place. She is the founder of Lighthouse Foundation, one of Australia’s finest examples of social entrepreneurship.

Susan began her work 23 years ago. While working in an orphanage in Sri Lanka, a baby died in her arms, changing the direction of her life. On her return to Australia, Susan began fostering children in her own home. In 1991 with great support from the business community, the Lighthouse Foundation was formed to support and expand Susan’s work.

Susan’s vision is to establish Lighthouses across Australia, all offering the unique Lighthouse Model of Care. No one doubts she will do it.

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TED: Tinkering School – The Power Of Experiental Learning

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I’d like to share  this video by Gever Tulley from TED to help you understand the power of experiential learning. At Money & You® and Excellerated Business School® for Global Entrepreneurs, we use the same principals of immersion and experiential learning to rapidly guide our students through learning, with outstanding results.

Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, materials and guidance, these young imaginations run wild and creative problem-solving takes over to build unique boats, bridges and even a rollercoaster!

“This is the exact moment that I started creating something called Tinkering School.

Tinkering School is a place where kids can pick up sticks and hammers and other dangerous objects, and be trusted. Trusted not to hurt themselves, and trusted not to hurt others. Tinkering School doesn’t follow a set curriculum. And there are no tests. We’re not trying to teach anybody any specific thing.

When the kids arrive they’re confronted with lots of stuff, wood and nails and rope and wheels, and lots of tools, real tools. It’s a six-day immersive experience for the kids. And within that context, we can offer the kids time. Something that seems in short supply in their over-scheduled lives. Our goal is to ensure that they leave with a better sense of how to make things than when they arrived, and the deep internal realization that you can figure things out by fooling around.

Nothing ever turns out as planned … ever. And the kids soon learn that all projects go awry —  and become at ease with the idea that every step in a project is a step closer to sweet success, or gleeful calamity. We start from doodles and sketches. And sometimes we make real plans. And sometimes we just start building. Building is at the heart of the experience. Hands on, deeply immersed and fully committed to the problem at hand. Robin and I, acting as collaborators, keep the landscape of the projects tilted towards completion. Success is in the doing. And failures are celebrated and analyzed. Problems become puzzles and obstacles disappear.

When faced with particularly difficult setbacks or complexities, a really interesting behavior emerges: decoration. Decoration of the unfinished project is a kind of conceptual incubation. From these interludes come deep insights and amazing new approaches to solving the problems that had them frustrated just moments before.

All materials are available for use. Even those mundane, hateful, plastic grocery bags can become a bridge stronger than anyone imagined. And the things that they build amaze even themselves.”

If you’re interested in helping your teenager – SuperCamp is the world’s best Teen Program and is presented by our ‘sister’ organization Quantum Learning Network.

For those of you looking for the best educational teen programs this summer, including a wide variety of summer camps for teens of all ages, College Prep, or 21st Century Real-Life Skills, go to SuperCamp’s Web site.

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The Prospering Power of Perception

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Being fortunate is first and always a state of mind and so is misfortune.

In an instant, one can become fortunate with the right attitude or unfortunate, just like that, because they believe they have lost someone or something they value. You can be feeling wonderful and then get a phone call from someone who criticizes you. Right then, if you do not keep your mind in a good place, you can become hurt and dejected and lose your motivation to do anything for the rest of the day or longer.

One day a while back, I mentioned to my friend that I was surprised how dark and gloomy the day was. She laughed and pointed out that it was a very sunny day, but I was wearing dark glasses. Taking off the glasses, I realized that she was right. This was such a good lesson for me to remember. Most of what we believe is happening is really the result of our perception. Perception determines what we think, feel, and do. From one point of view, the glass is half empty, and from another, the glass is half full and both are right according to their perception.

A lucky person thinks, “I am lucky,” and they always find a way to be a winner in every situation; whereas, an unlucky person thinks, “Nothing good ever happens to me” and will find a way to be a loser in every situation. Both are right because this is how they see things.

A friend of mine, who worked in an automobile agency, told me about one of his co-workers. Every morning the co-worker would check the coin return in the coke machine, and if he found money there, he would say, “Today, is my lucky day and would sell two or more cars that day.” After a while, the manager, who was smart, would put money in the coin return and the man would find the money and say, “Today is my lucky day and he would sell 2 or more cars.” On the other “unlucky days,” he didn’t sell any cars or perhaps one.

You may be thinking, “Yes, but, some people actually have won the lottery, prizes, and such and others have lost their jobs, mate, house, etc., so how can you say good and bad luck are the result of one’s perception?”

Right perception makes the difference between a loss or gain. For example, losing a job seen in the right fortunate way means that the universe is kicking you out of one situation because there is a much better position for you somewhere else.

Perhaps it is time to go into business for yourself rather than depending upon others. You are ready to do what you love and prosper from it, rather than being in a stale, dead-end, and unsatisfying job. Read more