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China to Diversify Foreign Currency Reserves, Dump Dollars, and Invest its $1 Trillion Elsewhere

China will soon begin to diversify its foreign currency reserves and dump dollars by the billions. As China invests its $1 trillion from trade surpluses elsewhere, other central and foreign banks will dump dollars. We holding dollars will lose much. 

China’s spectacular trade surplus and mighty strength as the lender of last resort to many nations including America, which owes $10 trillion in debt, are raising eyebrows as many investors are dumping dollars and buying China’s Yuan, a highly undervalued currency.

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[b]China’s plan to diversify foreign currency reserves is an unprecedented move away from the U.S. dollar.[/b]

The Chinese government announced the formation of a new agency to oversee investment of China’s $1 trillion in foreign currency reserves, representing a potent new force in international finance.

Finance Minister Jin Renqing offered no specifics about how much of the currency reserves would be made available to the investment agency. But analysts say the agency is expected to control one of the world’s biggest investment funds, and one that could singlehandedly alter the value of national currencies on a global scale. As China seeks more attractive investment earnings with its vast financial holdings and moves away from the devaluing dollar, expect the U.S. economy to take a nosedive. When it does (and already beforehand for savvy investors with sufficient foresight), watch for a run on the U.S. banks and widespread dumping of the dollar in favor of the Euro, Yuan, gold, and other safe havens.

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The Chinese government says one model for the agency was Temasek Holdings, the Singapore government’s successful investment agency, which manages an $84 billion global portfolio of investments.

China already has the world’s largest foreign exchange holdings, which is growing rapidly because of the country’s huge trade surpluses. According to the International Herald Tribune most of the reserves China now accumulates are conservatively invested in U.S. Treasury bonds and other government securities, which earn little return for China yet help to keep interest rates in the United States and other countries low.

The investment agency allows China to quickly diversify its foreign exchange holdings away from the dollar. Given the fact China and many Asian tigers loaning billions of dollars to the U.S. are disenchanted with America’s imperialistic foreign policy in Iraq, when disgust reaches its peak the dumping of dollars and non-renewing of loans to the U.S. could bankrupt the American economy.

China is ready to aggressively invest its huge trade surpluses as it seeks higher returns away from the dismal dollar. The impact of China’s emergence as a major global investor will be huge and a devastating blow to the U.S. economy as they progressively shift away from dollars in favor of more appreciating assets and higher yielding investments.

Rumor has it that China will soon begin dumping dollars by the billions. Before that happens, the American people would be wise to put their investments and protect their life savings in gold and other currencies such as the Euro and Chinese Yuan (which is greatly undervalued).

The biggest priority in these turbulent and troubling economic times is security, which the dollar no longer provides.

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The Chinese government announced the formation of a new agency to oversee investment of China’s $1 trillion in foreign currency reserves, representing a potent new force in international finance. China’s spectacular trade surplus and mighty strength as the lender of last resort to many nations including America, which owes $10 trillion in debt, are raising eyebrows as many investors are dumping dollars and buying China’s Yuan, a highly undervalued currency.

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Finance Minister Jin Renqing offered no specifics about how much of the currency reserves would be made available to the investment agency. But analysts say the agency is expected to control one of the world’s biggest investment funds, and one that could singlehandedly alter the value of national currencies on a global scale. As China seeks more attractive investment earnings with its vast financial holdings and moves away from the devaluing dollar, expect the U.S. economy to take a nosedive. When it does (and already beforehand for savvy investors with sufficient foresight), watch for a run on the U.S. banks and widespread dumping of the dollar in favor of the Euro, Yuan, gold, and other safe havens.

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The Chinese government says one model for the agency was Temasek Holdings, the Singapore government’s successful investment agency, which manages an $84 billion global portfolio of investments.

China already has the world’s largest foreign exchange holdings, which is growing rapidly because of the country’s huge trade surpluses. According to the International Herald Tribune most of the reserves China now accumulates are conservatively invested in U.S. Treasury bonds and other government securities, which earn little return for China yet help to keep interest rates in the United States and other countries low.

The investment agency allows China to quickly diversify its foreign exchange holdings away from the dollar. Given the fact China and many Asian tigers loaning billions of dollars to the U.S. are disenchanted with America’s imperialistic foreign policy in Iraq, when disgust reaches its peak the dumping of dollars and non-renewing of loans to the U.S. could bankrupt the American economy.

China is ready to aggressively invest its huge trade surpluses as it seeks higher returns away from the dismal dollar. The impact of China’s emergence as a major global investor will be huge and a devastating blow to the U.S. economy as they progressively shift away from dollars in favor of more appreciating assets and higher yielding investments.

Rumor has it that China will soon begin dumping dollars by the billions. Before that happens, the American people would be wise to put their investments and protect their life savings in gold and other currencies such as the Euro and Chinese Yuan (which is greatly undervalued).

The biggest priority in these turbulent and troubling economic times is security, which the dollar no longer provides.

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FBI Mortgage Fraud Task Force – Implications for Real Estate Property Appraisers in Florida

The FBI provided insight into the breadth and depth of mortgage fraud crimes perpetrated against the United States and its citizens, Florida being first and foremost on the list. Current mortgage fraud projections, issues, and hot spots in the troubled U.S. economy have enormous implications to the banking industry and real estate property appraisers in particular.

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A combined effort between banks and real estate property appraisers is needed to adequately identify, prevent, report, and thwart mortgage fraud activity. The FBI’s Financial Crimes Criminal Investigative Division (CID) and Financial Crimes Intelligence Unit are aggressively and cooperatively reporting the latest developments and pertinent data to empower the nationwide mortgage fraud task force.

As mortgage fraud crimes escalate, the burden on federal law enforcement increases. With the anticipated upsurge in mortgage fraud cases, the FBI employed additional strategies to proactively address the crime problem. The FBI works with the Department of Justice (DOJ)-Mortgage Fraud Working Group on a number of mortgage fraud related issues, including the creation and finalization of standard loss valuation criteria associated with mortgage fraud violations, and assisting the banking industry with the construction of a centralized repository of mortgage-related documentation.

The valuation criteria and mortgage related documentation is where real estate property appraisers and their appraisals provided lenders are going to increasingly be monitored and regulated in the near future.

Currently the FBI has mortgage fraud working groups or task forces in 32 field divisions across the country. The FBI divisions stationed in Florida are based out of Miami and Tampa. Moreoever the FBI continues to encourage the use of undercover operations as an effective technique to address mortgage fraud.

The recent stock market crashes across global markets have strongly affirmed, mortgage fraud if not dealt with has the potential to cripple the American economy and all foreign economies closely connected to it. Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) from financial institutions indicate an increase in mortgage fraud. SARs increased 31-percent to 46,717 during Fiscal Year (FY) 2007. The total dollar loss attributed to mortgage fraud is unknown. However, 7 percent of SARs filed during FY 2007 indicated a specific dollar loss, which totaled more than $813 million.

Subprime mortgage issues remain a key factor in influencing mortgage fraud directly and indirectly. The subprime share of outstanding loans has more than a doubled since 2003 putting a greater share of loans at higher risk of failure. Additionally, during 2007 there were more than 2.2 million foreclosure filings reported on approximately 1.29 million properties nationally, up 75 percent from 2006. The declining housing market affects many in the mortgage industry who are paid by commission. The FBI says during declining markets, mortgage fraud perpetrators may take advantage of industry personnel attempting to generate loans to maintain current standards of living.

Many of the key industry personnel often involved are real estate property appraisers valuing the homes and properties prior to bankers signing off on loans.

Data from law enforcement and industry sources identify the states most affected by mortgage fraud during 2007 and indicated that the top 10 mortgage fraud states for 2007 were Florida, Georgia, Michigan, California, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, New York, Colorado, and Minnesota.

The downward trend in the housing market provides an ideal climate for mortgage fraud perpetrators to employ a myriad of schemes suitable to a down market. Several of these schemes have emerged with the potential to spread as the recent rise in foreclosures, depressed housing prices, and decreased demand place pressure on lenders, builders, and home sellers. Emerging and re-emerging schemes for 2007 included builder-bailouts, seller assistance, short sales, foreclosure rescue, and identity thefts exploiting home equity lines of credit.

Fraudulent practices have become dreadfully systemic within the mortgage industry, as unrestrained mortgage fraud has bankrupted some of the best and longtime solid financial institutions. If the FBI fails to quickly regulate, enforce, and imprison fraudulent professionals within the banking and real estate industry, expect to see the dollar tank along with the U.S. economy. After which consumers will only be able to buy gold, Euros, or China’s Yuan to protect their life savings and investments.

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Real estate property appraisers therefore may be the last line of defense to maintain accountability and accuracy before straw buyers succeed in excessively borrowing beyond the market value of a property’s worth and thereby jeopardize the security of loans throughout the banking industry.

Real estate property appraisers must like never before show due diligence when representing their fiduciaries the banks and report to legal authorities any manipulative and coercive attempts by lenders and borrowers to adjust property valuations they sign off on in their appraisal reports.

[b]Mid-State Appraisals founder Paul Davis is a trusted and reputable property appraiser frequently called upon by Central Florida’s banks, homeowners, and real estate investors to assess property values. A builder for over 20 years and also a real estate broker, Paul Davis brings a wealth of knowledge to the table as an appraiser.[/b]

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IMF warns of financial meltdown – Eurozone Strengthens, U.S. Dollar Weakens

The IMF warns that the global financial system is on the brink of a massive meltdown, while France and Germany push ahead with a pan-European crisis response to try to prevent the worst global downturn in decades.

What can one do in such perilous times other than buy gold and invest your savings in Euros before the dollar becomes obsolete.

 

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At a joint news conference, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they had “prepared a certain number of decisions” to present at a Sunday meeting of European leaders as they work feverishly to restore blocked credit markets to working order.

International Monetary Fund stressed that time was running short after leading industrialized nations failed to agree on concrete measures to end the crisis at a meeting on Friday.

“Intensifying solvency concerns about a number of the largest U.S.-based and European financial institutions have pushed the global financial system to the brink of systemic meltdown,” IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn said.

Low levels of confidence in America’s financial system has caused widespread panic to swiftly sweep through global markets, driving stocks to a five-year low on Friday and prompting banks to protectively hoard cash. That has devastatingly choked off lending to businesses and households, threatening to turn a global economic recession into a dangerously deep depression for perhaps years. Many across America are losing their homes, as is now the case in Australia.

An emergency meeting of euro zone leaders on Sunday will discuss a bank rescue package, taking a British initiative to guarantee lending between banks as a reference point, a source close to the French presidency said.

France’s Sarkozy said euro zone countries were working on a joint solution, but declined to provide specifics. He planned to meet with British Prime Minister Gordon Brown shortly before Sunday’s euro zone gathering.

 

Britain’s rescue plan, launched last week, makes available 50 billion pounds ($86 billion) of taxpayers’ money for injection into its banks and, crucially, calls for underwriting interbank lending, which has all but frozen around the globe.

The world’s richest nations vowed on Friday to take all necessary steps to unfreeze credit markets and ensure banks can raise money but they offered no real specifics on a collective course of action to avert the recession threat. Hence can anyone be sure when so much is promised, but so little usually done in America?

In a surprisingly brief statement after a 3-1/2 hour meeting, the G7 — the United States, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan — stopped short of backing the British interbank lending guarantee, something many on Wall Street saw as vital to end growing market panic.

Kenneth Rogoff, a Harvard University professor and former IMF chief economist, said the G7 would have been better served adopting some version of the British plan so that banks would feel confident enough to loosen their grip on lending.

“Saying that they’ll take all steps necessary leaves hanging the question of whether they know what is best and necessary,” he told Reuters. “It was a signature moment for the G7. I think markets are going to be very disappointed.”

European Central Bank President Jean-Claude Trichet said markets needed time to digest a series of dramatic steps taken by world central banks in recent days, including pouring billions of dollars into financial markets and lowering interest rates in the broadest coordinated cut on record.

There are signs the U.S. economy is credit-starved and deteriorating fast. American auto makers have been hammered by the credit crunch. GM and Chrysler, two struggling auto makers, are considering a merger to secure cash and cut expenses.

Financial weekly Barron’s reported that GM was preparing to approach the U.S. Federal Reserve about borrowing money directly from the central bank. Many wonder just how many companies and banks the central bank in the United States can bail out before going bankrupt itself?

Some speculate the FDIC insuring American banks deposits will declare bankruptcy next.

What can one do in such perilous times other than buy gold and invest your savings in Euros before the dollar becomes obsolete.

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Libor Rate Indicates a Dying Dollar and Sketchy U.S. Treasury

The LIBOR is among the most common of benchmark interest rate indexes used to make adjustments to adjustable rate mortgages.

Watch out for choking credit markets, as the financial crisis spreads from the U.S. to European stock markets causing a domino effect throughout the financial world.

Over the weekend, Germany implemented a bailout of its own, injecting €50 billion to help out struggling Hypo Real Estate bank, the nation’s Financy Ministry said.

Nevertheless as banks in Europe struggle, the European Central Bank has maintained its key lending rate. That tells me the Euro will be the strongest currency in the world and the one to invest in.

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The 3-month Libor rate seems to be getting higher as the global credit crunch tightens on national banks throughout the world. 

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Buy Gold or Euros – Dying American Dollar, Rising Euro and Gold, Crisis in U.S. Capitalism

[big]Buy gold and Euros as the American dollar dies amid a crisis in U.S. capitalism.[/big]

 

Warnings from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Central Banks across the world. Turmoil and serious consequences for global financial markets. Buy gold or Euros to protect your savings.

 

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Bernanke’s fiscal policy speech to the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) on July 8, 2008 calling the U.S. economy in “turmoil” was quite revealing. Meanwhile Bernanke and Paulson reported to the media and American people the economy was fundamentally strong.

 

Bernanke told the BIS in July, 2008 it is “Unrealistic to think financial crisis can be eliminated”.

 

The euro was used in around 37% of all foreign exchange transactions in April, 2007. If you care about protecting your dollar invest in gold or Euros before inflation devours your dollar overnight.

 

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A massive 777 point drop in Wall Street stocks on September 29, 2008 is sufficient evidence of things to come.

 

If you still are not convinced and like many across America remain nieve trusting “big brother” to take care of you, think again!

 

“Despite the efforts of the Federal Reserve, the Treasury, and other agencies, global financial markets remain under extraordinary stress. Action by the Congress is urgently required to stabilize the situation and avert what otherwise could be very serious consequences for our financial markets and for our economy.”

 

Ben S Bernanke: Economic outlook when giving before the Joint Economic Committee, US Congress, Washington DC, 24 September 2008.

 

 

 

“As one banker famously said last year “As long as the music is playing, you’ve got to get up and dance”. Well, if it is the role of the central banker to take away the punch bowl just as the party gets going, perhaps the role of the supervisor is to silence the band so the bankers stop dancing.

 

Investors did not perform their own due diligence. Instead, they relied on the due diligence of originators and packagers, who lacked interest in exercising this due diligence. They also placed undue reliance on the judgments of the credit rating agencies, and the capacity of modern technology and diversification to manage financial risks.

 

What can we draw from this? The combination of excess lending with an obvious failure to adhere to fundamental and sound risk management standards not only produced significant losses in mortgage portfolios; it also tainted an asset type that was key in the broader securitisation and credit distribution process.”

 

Nout Wellink: Responding to uncertainty

Remarks by Dr Nout Wellink, President of the Netherlands Bank and Chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, at the International Conference of Banking Supervisors 2008, Brussels, 24 September 2008.

 

 

 

The United States is currently in the midst of a financial crisis, the backwash of which is sweeping through the global financial system. …The most recent wave of financial turbulence is the worst so far since the original US mortgage crisis broke out.

 

Inflation means that everyone gets less for their money. Oil, electricity and food prices have risen substantially. These goods are an important part of household consumption. …these goods have become more expensive in the world market.”

 

Stefan Ingves: Financial turbulence, monetary policy and inflation

Speech by Mr Stefan Ingves, Governor of the Sveriges Riksbank, to SACO, the Swedish Confederation of Professional Associations, Stockholm, 24 September 2008.

 

 

 

 

“What I was afraid of has occurred.

 

In the USA, the shortcomings of governance in the financial system have been revealed for all to see in the crisis….  To begin with, the Fed was not so well equipped with instruments for the liquidity policy action necessitated by the subprime crisis.”

 

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As I can report from my own experience, but [b]without giving too many secrets away[/b], [i]the Eurosystem has earned a great deal of respect in the international institutions and bodies which are dealing in depth with the financial crisis[/i] and the lessons and implications to be drawn from it.”

 

Hermann Remsperger: Fundamental issues of stabilising the financial system

Keynote speech by Professor Dr Hermann Remsperger, Member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank, at the conference on “Determinants and implications of the financial crisis” of the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management – Bankakademie, HfB, Frankfurt am Main, 17 September 2008.

 

 

 

First, we should further step up our efforts to build a truly integrated, safe and highly competitive European financial market. The tenth anniversary of the ECB one month ago gave us the occasion to take stock of the achievements in European financial integration over the past decade. We were proud to find that significant progress has been achieved and that the introduction of the single currency has acted as a major driving force in this regard. However, as I would like to underline today, [b]further efforts are necessary to make the single financial market a reality.[/b]

 

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While financial integration is first and foremost a market-driven process, authorities can play an important supportive role in a number of ways, for instance by acting as catalysts for private sector initiatives and by reducing policy-related obstacles to cross-border finance. The Eurosystem can also provide central banking services that support the financial integration process.

 

[b]Europe is one of the major building blocks of the global economy and, as such, needs to play a very active role in fostering sound financial globalisation.[/b]

 

Responding to the global financial market correction

 

[b]Financial integration is proceeding not only within Europe, but also at the global level.[/b] Financial globalisation enables the international community to share significant benefits in terms of enhanced financial efficiency and economic growth, but it also makes the safeguarding of financial stability a more interdependent endeavour. Effectively coordinated international action aimed at addressing financial system vulnerabilities has therefore become very important, as highlighted during the ongoing financial market correction.

 

The report of the Financial Stability Forum (FSF) on Enhancing Market and Institutional Resilience has been fully endorsed by the international community and provides the main reference point for the necessary improvements.

 

Lastly, closer ongoing cooperation should be pursued not only between supervisors, but also between supervisors and central banks. Such joint work, to be pursued at all levels (nationally, regionally and globally), would in particular aim to enhance the integration of supervisors’ micro-prudential functions and central banks’ macro-prudential functions in the assessment of possible financial risks and vulnerabilities. This would make a significant contribution to raising awareness of emerging financial system imbalances at an earlier stage and devising effectively coordinated public sector action to address them. …increasingly important to ensure a comprehensive and consistent treatment of the respective financial risks.

 

Jean-Claude Trichet: Fostering sound financial globalisation – the role of Europe

Speech by Mr Jean-Claude Trichet, President of the European Central Bank, at the Paris Europlace Financial Forum “The Paris Marketplace Contribution to the Global Economy”, Paris, 2-3 July 2008.

 

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Michael Phelps Success Secrets – Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record Holder

Michael Phelps is getting gold medals and breaking world records. One of swimming’s most decorated athletes and world record holder 20 times over. What are Michael Phelps’ success secrets we can learn from this outstanding athlete and over achiever?

1. Know your territory, prepare, and adapt as necessary.

Phelps says, “Within an international meet travel plenty time ahead to adjust to time zone or food or whatever it is.”

2. Focus on what you do best and tune out the media and mouths.

Phelps wisely remarks after the Olympics in Athens, “Media is a big part. If there’s a head line like in Athens, ‘Winning 7 gold medals.’ That was all over the place. I really just wanted to win one. That was the dead honest truth.”

“When I hear things said in the media,” Michael Phelps says, “I try not to pay attention to them. Everyone talks and they’re there to get attention from people.”

3. Conserve your emotional energy and direct it toward what you do best.

Michael Phelps told Bob Costas after winning 8 gold medals in Beijing, China, that he doesn’t get involved in verbal wars, nor does Michael try to verbally answer his critics. Phelps just does it in the water and lets his performance speak for itself.

4. Humility and staying true to yourself.

After winning several gold medals in Athens, Michael returned to the University of Michigan where he lived and trained preparing for Beijing. Michael says, “Life for me, I think it’s simple. …I express what I’m thinking and don’t hold anything or nothing back.”

When asked to compare the Michael Phelps who competed in Beijing to the 19 year old headed to Athens, Phelps acknowledges he in his younger years of competition was a bit clueless to the totality of what he was in for as an Olympic swimmer. “That was a deer in headlights. I had no idea what I was doing.”

When asked before the Beijing games how he would end an article of himself after the conclusion of the swimming competition, Michael humbly replied: “I have nothing to say. It’s the Olympic games and I’m out there representing my country. If I’m the best prepared as I can be, then I’m going to be happy and that’s all that matters.”

5. Stay calm and composed under pressure.

Considering all the enormous expectations fans and those in swimming put on the extraordinary Michael Phelps, he stays cool. En route to Beijing, before which Phelps had taken the world stage numerous times, Michael knew there would be 18 races in 9 days, more events for him than any other swimmer.

Nevertheless Phelps said going into Beijing, “I am more relaxed now, more calm. I know what to handle. I know what to expect.”

6. Dedication, preparation, and intense training.

Phelps is in a league of his own. Having now passed the awkward teen years, Phelps is pushing the limits as the fastest swimmer in his sport. When the alarm clock sounds at 7:30am Phelps hits the pool consistently with the same amount of desire and drive never holding back. Michael swims 4 hours a day including on Sundays, holidays, his birthday, and Christmas.

7. Goal setting and a commitment to be your personal best.

His coach Bob Bowman has given Michael the tools he needs to stay motivated for a lifetime. The two together write down their goals, which consist of faster times for Michael. Phelps sets high goals and maintains high hopes for himself, refusing to plateau or become content to merely compare himself with other swimmers among his competition.

The challenge to reach the top of swimming greats, Olympic medal holders, and world record breakers is extremely demanding. The dedication required to stay at one’s best while being continually bombarded and distracted by the media will require even more focus in the years to come.

One thing is for sure however. Michael Phelps is the first athlete in sport to win 8 gold medals in one Olympics and for that his legacy will forever remain. Phelps undoubtedly is a class act in and out of the water, while undoubtedly inspiring athletes of every sport throughout the world.

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Usain Bolt Success Secrets – Fastest Man in World, Olympic Gold Medalist, and World Record Holder

Usain Bolt is Ja-making his competition crazy! The Jamaican star runner is blasting past the pack in the 100 meter and 200 meter Olympic races.

Bolt has been doing the 200 meter run all his life since he started as a youngster in track and field in native Jamaica where the sport reins supreme.

Besides remarkable athleticism and God given talent, what are some of Usain Bolt’s amazing success secrets?

1. Keep it simple and stay cool.

Usain likes to have fun with his teammates and share a laugh with his rivals. Only on event day does Bolt separate and go into compete mode. Otherwise Usain is fun and playful. On event day however he runs his heart out and says he competes like an animal.

When asked about Carl Lewis his predecessor who won the 100 and 200 meter races in the Olympics, Bold replied: “I don’t think about it too much as that puts too much pressure on you. Like a baby, I’m taking a step at a time.”

2. Know your weakness and work on it.

Bolt admits his weeakness is his start, that being the worst (if there is such a thing for the fastest man on earth) part of his race. Hence the happy go lucky runner extensively and intensively works on every part of his race to improve his over all performance when he runs.

Style and his first 30 meters is what Bolt is working to further improve and correct. When asked going into Beijing what he thought would be the ideal time for the 100 meter run, Bolt said 9.85 (speaking of seconds) will win.

3. Always be advancing, seriously committed, and continually dedicating yourself.

To advance in sprinting, it requires “more dedication” to quote Bolt. “If you want to be a champion, you’ve got to take it seriously. When I was young I just wanted to party.”

4. Embrace and celebrate competition.

When asked by ESPN how Jamaica continually produces world class runners, Bolt said, “It’s all about competition. We’re very competitive. We’re all going (striving) to be the champion. Competition is huge.”

Although Bolt befriends all other runners and is a likeable guy, he considers all rivals once on the track. Yet Usain wants his competitorss such as Tyson Gay to recover and be well in order to increase the competition, so the true winner can ultimately emerge fairly.

Bolt says, “Jamaica looks forward to the challenge with the United States” as he welcomes all competition to prove who is undoubtedly the best.

 

5. Learn from the best and remain humble enough to be coached.

Bolt told ESPN, “My coach has guided me to the top.”

To be at the leve of runner as Usain Bolt and to be humble enough to recognize and honor the value of your coach’s contribution to your professional career is outstanding. Humility opens the door to many blessings on and off the track.

6. Enjoy yourself on and off the track.

Usain Bolt is the same person on and off the track, as is evident by the way he celebrated when finishing the 100 meter run in showboat fashion according to some. Yet whey not enjoy the moment considering you’ve worked for years for it!

Before running the 100 meter spring in Beijing I noticed Bolt’s playful and loosey goosey mentality as he played with the moment and stayed cool. This enabled him to be loose, limber, and ready to bolt as his name accurately describes the fastest man in the world.

And so by enjoying and being fully present in the moment, Bolt can lose himself and become one with his event.

When asked which he would prefer – a world record or an olympic gold medal? Bolt said, “It’s an honor to be the fastest man in the world, but to me it’s more of an honor to be a gold medalist.  A gold medal lasts longer than a world record. A world record can be broken any time or place.”

When asked what it felt like to cross that finish line during the 100 meter race, Bolt replied, “It was a great feeling. I’m really happy with myself that I accomplished this.”

Bolt’s mother in the stands was greeted by her son and given a big hug (with a two ecstatic Chinese young men in between) after he won the 100 meter race. Bolt had his gold shoes on ready to be photographed by the world record sign and bore his Jamaican flag proudly during his victory run.

What Bolt teaches us all most of all is to just have fun!

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