Friday, 31 December 2010

Sir Elton John's baby

I see the news at the moment is all about Sir Elton John's new baby.

This is very nice for him and his partner David Furnish but I can't help feeling a little sorry for the baby Zachary.

Sure he will have every thing money can buy and both his parents seem to be very loving but my concern is the age of Sir Elton.

Why? Well you see my father was 67 years old when I was born and passed away when I was only 13.

That was sad enough but I also saw my fathers declining health before he died. In fact I had to tie his boot laces up for him when my mother wasn't around.

It is of course unlikely that Zachary will have any problems like tying shoe laces but it may be sad for him if he loses one or other of the loving partnership at an early age.

Hopefully that won't happen.

I've more or less got my new website for my internet business established. It's looking good.

Joke for today:- I'm not playing all the wrong notes. I'm playing the right notes but not necessarily in the right order. Eric Morecombe

On this day: 31st December

In 1937 Anthony Hopkins was born and in 1943 Ben Kingsley made his first appearance.

John F Beaumont internet marketer

Thursday, 30 December 2010

Charity Cashpoints.

What will they think of next.

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has proposed that we should be asked to give to charity everytime we use a cash machine or pay with a bank card.

What a cheek! We already are working for the government until May 30th 2011 before we are generously allowed to spend some money on ourselves.

I agree that we have to pay tax but a lot of the money obtained is spent on projects which personally I don't agree with so asking me to pay into a "charity pot" where money may go to causes I don't support is ridiculous

I hasten to add that there are charities which I do support but it surely has to be a personal choice.

Knowing the track record of our MP's the money would be unlokely to be spent wisely.

Enough of my rant. Let's have a joke. Fred died in a bowl of muesli. A currant pulled him in.

On this day: 30th December

In 1916 Rasputin was murdered

In 1979 Richard Rodgers died

John F. Beaumont internet marketer

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Working on new internet website

Chris has been busy today working on my new The Six Figure Mentors website.

This is very exciting. Go to to see the action.

There is now a new site for the bootcamp;

I'm very pleased with the system.

Joke for today:- When dog food is improved with a better taste who tests it?

On this day:- 29th December

In 1170 the Archbishop of Canterbury Thomas a Becket was murdered in Canterbury Cathedral.

In 1860The first true ironclad warship HMS Warrior was launched.

In 1890 more than 100 Sioux were massacred at Pine Ridge

John F. Beaumont internet marketer

Monday, 27 December 2010

Christians denied Human Rights by UK courts

Intersting comments yesterday by The Bishop of Winchester and former Lord Chief Justice Lord Wolf about how the rights of Christians are denied in UK courts.

It seems that the rights of Christians are being hit by the human rights law.

My personal opinion of the Human Rights Law is that is borders on the ridiculous.

How can you give "the same "rights to a paedophile whilst retaining the human rights of children not to be molested.

Doesn't make sense. There must be occasions where certain elements have to forego their rights.

Thought for today:- Is the law always sensible?

JoKe for today:- An incompetent lawyer can delay a trial for months. A competent lawyer for even longer.

On this day:- 27th December

In 1904 Peter Pan had it's premiere.

In 1901 Marlene Dietrich was born

John F. Beaumont internet marketer

Miracle Diet Pill, Meratol

I see that a "miracle"weight loss pill which supposedly has been used by Eva Longoria and Courteney Cox goes on sale in the UK today.

I'm a bit surprised about Courteney Cox. Ithink she could do with a weight on pill. Still perhaps that is because Meratol is so successful?

However I see that the price of Meratol is £29.99 in the UK. Surely that is not for just one tablet?

I think I will stick to the best diet plan of all. Eat less, eat the right foods and excercise more. Hey perhaps I should patent that!

Thought for today: Are you looking after your body?

Joke for today:- A hangover is the wrath of grapes.

On this day:- 27th December

In 1945 Britain signed the Bretton Woods agreement establishing the IMF

In 1979 The Soviet Union excuted the Afghan president

John F Beaumont internet marketer

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Snow at last

For the last few days we have received news after news about the problems caused by the snow

here in the UK but until today we hadn't had any in my area of the country.

Bit different this morning since we had quite a heavy snowfall overnight.

Still I managed to get most of my last minute shopping done.

Whilst snow can be fun when you can "play" in it there is a slight lack of appeal when you have to

do other things in your day.

Because of the shopping I haven't done any work on my internet business today although I

suppose a break occasionally is good for me. Actually I enjoy what I am doing so it is not really


Thought for today:- Do you enjoy your work? If not why don't you try something different.

See my website for some ideas.

Today's joke:- The advantage of excercising every day is that you will die healthier

On this day:- 22nd December

In 1943 Beatrix Potter died.

In 1895 X rays were discovered accidently

John F Beaumont internet marketer

Tuesday, 21 December 2010


I have just reached one of my goals for the year.

At the beginning of the year I was only swimming around 15 lengths every time I went to the

pool so I decided that I would increase the number of lengths swum each month until I reached

50 lengths by the end of the year. I did it!

Another objective was to write 50 articles about internet marketing and i have achieved this

also. If you are interested go to to see some of them.

An excellent bootcamp is even if i say so


Today's joke:- he asked how they should celebrate 25 years of marriage. She suggested 2

minutes silence.

Today's thought. If nothing sticks to Teflon how does in stay on the pan?

On this day: 21st December

In 1988 Pan America flight blew up and crashed on Lockerbie

In 1945 General Patton died in a car crash.

John F. Beaumont internet marketer

Monday, 20 December 2010

They don't really die.

Who are they?

I watched A Christmas Carol on TV last night. This is one of my favourite stories as I am a great

fan of Charles Dickens.

It got me thinking about all the people that I have known in my life such as my parents, aunts

and uncles, co-workers etc who have passed on.

I was amazed at how influenced I was by some of them hopefully mostly for the good.

So really they haven't "died" whilst there is someone who is still carrying on with their


I think most of us have things to be grateful for which have been passed down to us and affected

our characters.

Thought for today:- Are you grateful for the wisdom passsed on to you?

Joke for today:- Happiness: good health and a bad memory

On this day:- 20th December

In 1803 the French sold New Orleans and surrounding area to USA. The Louisiana Purchase

In 1915 the Allies retreated from the Dardanelles. (Two of my uncles served there)

John F.Beaumont internet marketer

Sunday, 19 December 2010

The Threatened Beaver

There is a very interesting article in this month's The Oldie Magazine (I'm a Youngie actually

but they let me read it!)

This article is about the marvellous beaver and how they are the most accomplished engineers of

the animal kingdom.

Not only do they build impressive dams which can be 8 foot high and three hundred feet in

length they also know to build a secondary dam. This second dam is build downstream to catch

the overflow which creates a pond which counterbalances the downward pressure on the first

dam. Then a third dam is build upstream to prevent a sudden rush of water following a sudden

downpour. Brilliant.

However their numbers are being decimated* by trappers.

So this lovely creatury is being sacrificed so that their pelts can be used as a fashion accessory.

Sick or what?Thought for today: Are we humans any better than other animals?

* Decimated. I was once told off for using this term in a report by my then managing director. He wrote that it meant reduced by or to ten. Actually according to the dictionary I could use it in the context I was describing!

Joke for today:- In his spare time my granddad races pigeons. I don't know wht as he never beats them.

On this day:- 19th December

In 1991 Gorbachev resigned

In 1984 Britain and China signed the agreement to return Hong Kong to China in 1997

John F. Beaumont internet marketer

Friday, 17 December 2010

Why do we answer the phone first?

Hi there,

Have you noticed that the phone ringing nearly always takes precedence over someone who has come to see you?

It's possible that a person has come miles to meet with you and then the phone rings and we pick it up to answer the person who lives next door. Odd isn't it?

I'm working hard on my new website which is proving very successful

I hope it is very helpful to whose struggling to set up an internet business. I know I once was terribly confused.

Thought for today:- Do you take a step back sometimes to evaluate where you want to go next?

Joke for today:-Why do you never have self service massage parlours?

On this day: 17th December

In 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first powered flight.

In 1967 the Australian prime minister Harold Holt disappeared whilst swimming.

John F. Beaumont internet marketer

Thursday, 16 December 2010


There was great merriment in the Daily Express yesterday as even? the Germans fell foul of the

wintry weather.

It is interesting how we stereotype people and countries. Germany has this reputation for being very efficient.

I'm sure in lots of ways they are but having worked for a German company for 14 years I found

that this reputation was a complete myth. The things that went wrong were just as numerous as

in the UK and I suspect many other countries as well.

Still I'm still working on my internet business

to make it as efficient as possible!!

Thought for today. Are you as efficient as you can be?

Joke for today:- I had a ploughman's lunch yesterday then he punched me.

On this day:- 16th December

In 1653 Cromwell was made Lord Protector

In 1889 Sir Noel Coward was born

John F. Beaumont internet marketer

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

The Law of Attraction

Hi there,

I'm very interested in the Law of Attraction which I first heard of when watching The Secret video. (If you haven't seen that video or read the book then you should!)

Anyrate I digress.

Last night I heard a talk which was by a religious leader but struck a chord with me because of my understanding of the Law of Attraction.

This young man explained that back in the year 2000 he was invited to go to Sydney,

Australia as a volunteer to help at the Olympic Games. As he was a student at the

time and the prices of air tickets way out of his price range he replied that he

wouldn't be able to go. Even so he had really set his heart on going.The person

inviting him told him to leave it a week and they would talk again.During that week

this gentleman had to fly back to his university. To cut a long story short his

plane got into trouble and had to crash land.

As a result of that terrifying experience he was given a free ticket by the airline.

This ticket enabled him to fly anywhere in the world. So guess where he went?

Just goes to show that if you have faith then a way will be provided although maybe

not quite in the way you expect!

Joke for today:- If a pig loses his voice is he gruntled?

On this day:- 15th December

In 1791 US Bill of Rights ratified by states.

In 1890 Chief Sitting Bull was shot dead.

In 1966 Walt Disney died.

John F. Beaumont. Internet Marketer

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Great Weekend

Hi there.

Had a great weekend as Sue & I went to see my son Stephen & his partner Joe.

They live in Norwich which is one of my favourite cities.

Sue went to do some family history in the local library which is fabulous whilst Stephen, Joe and I went and looked around Norwich.

We had a bit of excitement at lunchtime when Sue discovered she had left her handbag which had her mobile phone and all her cards in at a local pub.

Fortunately she got it back with nothing missing.

Then when we were leaving on Sunday morning I backed into a wall. Not too much damage to the car just annoyed with myself!

Still it was a great weekend.

Whilst we were away Chris was working on my new website with the Six Figure Mentors Group which is nearly finished.I'm still getting a lot of interest in one of my other sites

Thought for today. Are you keeping in touch with your family?

Joke for today:- The first half of your life is ruined by your parents and the second half by your kids!

On this day:- 14th December

In 1799 George Washington died

In 1911 Roal Amundsen was the first man to reach the South Pole

John F.Beaumont

Friday, 10 December 2010

Six Figure Mentors striding ahead

The new system from our group the six figure mentors continues apace. Setting it all up now.

This is very exciting and will blow people away

In the meantime go to for some other interesting information I have for you.

I'm going to Norwich this weekend. It is one of my favourite cities although I must admit I have many favourites including Moscow, St.Petersburgh, Charleston etc.

Thought for today:- Do you have happy memories of different cities?

Joke for today:- My wife complains that I never listen to her...or something like that

On this day:- 10th December

In 1979 Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

In 1901 the first Nobel Peace Prizes were awarded

John F. Beaumont

Thursday, 9 December 2010

The Health and Safety Brigade

Hi there,

Back in the 1970's when I had to drive around the country a lot on business there was always a lot of advice about what to do in snowy weather.

If you got stuck in your car you were advised to keep a window partially open or leave a door open, run the engine for 20 minutes at a time, check the exhaust was clear etc etc.

Despite a massive new health and safety industry they don't appear to say much about how to survive today. More concerned about people standing on step ladders.

In fact I had a laugh when a handyman I know who has had 40 years experience was sent on a course about how to handle screwdrivers!If he had survived 40 years he hardly needed training.

Anyrate enough of the moan. Keep smiling

Thought for today: Are you taking care of yourself?

Joke for today:- Did you hear about the sword swallower who went on a diet? He had pins and needles for months

On this day 9th December

In 1641 Van Dyck dies
In 1918 Kirk Douglas was born and Douglas Fairbanks jnr in 1909
In 1990 Walesa was elected Poland's president

John F.Beaumont

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Isn't central heating great.

Hi there,

I got thinking this morning as I wearily raised myself from my bed in my nice warm bedroom about when I was a boy.

In my parents house, well bungalow actually, we only had a coal fire in the living
room so the other rooms got very cold. In fact in the morning we had to scrape the frost and ice off the INSIDE of the windows of the bedrooms.

We did in fact have fireplaces in the bedrooms but just after the war we could not afford to keep a fire in all of them. In fact when I was ill one time my father got a shovel and put the living room fire into a bucket and moved it to my bedroom in the evening.

So we are really blessed to have the benefits of central heating in most properties today.

Thought for today:- Do you appreciate the modern appliances we now have?

Joke for today:- Little boy to grandfather: Are you still growing grandpa? No I don't think so. Why? Boy: It's just that the top of your head is coming through your hair

On this day:- December 8th

In 1980 John Lennon was shot dead.

In 1941 Britain Australia and USA declare war on Japan

In 1542 Mary queen of Scots was born and in 1925 Sammy Davis jnr made his first appearance

John F. Beaumont

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

The Master Key System


I'm reading a good book called The Master key System by Charles F. Haanel.

It was originally published in the early part of the 20th century although it is still relevant today.

Very thought provoking although the language is a bit dated.

Thought for today:- Are you reading any good books which are making you think?

Todays joke:- A quarter of all married men kiss their wife goodbye when they leave the house.Of these same men 90% will kiss their house goodbye when they leave their wife

On this day:- 7th December

In 1941 Japan attacked Pearl Harbour

In 1991 the Serbs bombarded Dubrovnik

and in 1783 William Pitt became prime minister at the age of 24.

John F Beaumont

Monday, 6 December 2010

Great drama

I went Christmas shopping at Westfields in Derby last Friday.

There was a great drama when a car caught fire in the underground car park and everyone had to be evacuated from the centre.

Westfields is a large shopping mall/complex so you can imagine the thousands of people standing around outside for an hour until the all clear was given.

I was very impressed with the security personnel who managed to clear the centre so quickly and efficiently.

Also i think the management of Westfields did an excellent marketing touch by allowing all the cars to exit without paying. They must have lost a lot of money but their customer relations has improved for the longer term.

An excellent job by all.

Getting excited about the six figure mentors webinar which is due this week.Watch this space

Thought for today: How does the person who drives the snowplough get to work?

Joke for today:- I rang up a local builder and said I want a skip outside my house.
I'm not stoppimg you he replied.

On this day:- 6th December

In 1926 Claude Monet died

In 1921 26 southern states in Ireland were granted independence

In 1988 Roy Orbison died

John F. Beaumont

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Brilliant Webinar

I attended a brilliant webinar last night hosted by Stuart one of my mentors.

It was all about how the Six FigureMentors group (of which I am a founding member) is developing.

There is an excellent new training system for marketing on the internet being developed.

It is nearly finished and once up and running will be one of the best if not the best training system on the market.

Just needs a few finishing touches before going live.

If interested go now to

Thought for today:- Doesn't expecting the unexpected make the unexpected become the expected?

Joke for today:- My dog has an ingrowing tail. I have to have him x-rayed to find out if he is happy.

On this day:- December 2nd

In 1859 John Brown was hanged for treason

In 1840 Napoleon crowned himself emperor

John F. Beaumont

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

What a journey


Had to drive back home from Yorkshire last night along the M1. This journey normally takes about an hour but because of the weather conditions took us over 3 hours.

For a long while we were only doing 10 miles per hour following in the tracks of the vehicle in front. Snow had covered all the road markings.

Still we did better than the north bound carriageway which had come to a standstill because of jack-knifed lorries.

Snow is lovely to look at and play in but a b----- nuisance when travelling.

Still apart from that had a good trip.

Thought for today:- Do you enjoy life whatever the weather or do you let circumstances dictate your attitude?

Joke for today:- Advice to single girls. Don't look for a husband, look for a batchelor.

On this day:- 1st December

In 1834 the slaves of the British Cape Colony were emancipated causing much resentment by the Boers.

In 1990 the Channel Tunnel linking Britain and France was completed.

In 1935 Woody Allen was born

In 1939 Lee Trevino was born

John F. Beaumont