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SANTA CLARA, CA–(Marketwired – May 13, 2014) – A new book from world-traveling venture capitalist Julian Pencilliah, “The Jetstream of Success,” (www.thejetstreamofsuccess.com) reviews how to develop the attributes of the intellectual maverick.
“The book is based on the realization that the richest awakening of yourself will unveil life’s deepest mysteries,” says Pencilliah, who will be in attendance with some of the biggest names in publishing at BookExpo America, May 29-31 in New York City.
“The intellectual maverick has an advantage in life compared to intellectual conformists who are compelled to follow a more conventional path to success in relationships, spiritual development, emotional well-being, health and monetary ambitions.”
“Undoubtedly, we all go through life only to discover that we are our own greatest enemies.”
Not all of the “greats” have off-the-chart IQs, nor are they born with a great deal of money or freedom.
“It’s often their less-than-favorable circumstances that drive their determination to achieve,” Pencilliah says. “The people who have changed the world are people like you and me. They set out to achieve outstanding results and make their decisions within intellectual criteria. All the greats have engaged a higher impulse, a higher bandwidth and an inherent strength.”
Pencilliah lives by five rules daily:
- Believe with an extravagance
- Think with a sophistication
- Exceed probability amplitudes
- Smile with radiance
- Get lucky
“…The understandable advice and insight Pencilliah gives in the book is information that you can actually apply in your lives to see a real difference,” writes Amazon reviewer Benedict Allen. “I have no doubt that it will help anyone boost their life to the next level.”
About Julian Pencilliah
Julian Pencilliah, (julianpencilliah.com), is the author of the new book, “The Jetstream of Success,” which is an Amazon Top 10 e-book best-seller in the self-help category. As a venture capitalist, he has taken a bold approach to life, which includes 20 years of accomplished business acumen. Whether it’s going face-to-face on a dive with great white sharks in the depths of the Atlantic, racing Formula One cars throughout the world or being on a game drive with Virgin billionaire Sir Richard Branson, Pencilliah’s lifestyle has served as a platform for him to draw analogies to connect with readers. This allows the reader to stitch together an ever-fuller understanding of their self, enabling progress toward their ambitions.
NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – May 22, 2014) – Silicon Valley-based South African venture capitalist Julian Pencilliah is a featured author with his Amazon top-selling self-help book, “The Jetstream of Success,” (www.thejetstreamofsuccess.com) along with four further titles at Book Expo America 2014.
The self-made businessman, who is the chairman of a group of companies, says that the first $30 million is always the most difficult to make. He shares how becoming “a student of my own history” gave him the tools to catapult him well beyond his once self-perceived limitations.
“I’ve learned that my capacity to reinvent myself, conducive to life’s demands, allows me to achieve what others may think is impossible. Taking meaningful action daily, with a pure and focused intent, will frame your successes and super achievements,” Pencilliah says.
Pencilliah, who has spent time with Sir Richard Branson at the Virgin America founder’s private game reserve in South Africa, says many of the tools he shares in “The Jetstream of Success” he learned from such iconic visionaries.
“They are what I call Intellectual Mavericks — people who can champion their lives forward, overcoming obstacles, fears and setbacks. They have engaged their inner genius, which we all possess, and from them and other experiences, I’ve learned how to engage mine. What I share in ‘The Jetstream of Success’ is how anyone can be a super achiever by becoming more sophisticated in their thinking.”
The Jetstream of Success is also a story of self-discovery, from watching and learning from predators on Branson’s reserve, Ulusaba to facing fear during a great white shark dive to allegorical lessons on stretching the limits of optimization derived from driving Formula One race cars.
“If you want to emulate the Formula One attitude, you have to assess the track before you. You have to look at your life holistically and evaluate your goals,” Pencilliah writes.
“Define the limits of optimization, performance and endurance and then exceed them.”
About Julian Pencilliah
Julian Pencilliah, (julianpencilliah.com), is the author of “The Jetstream of Success,” an Amazon Top 10 e-book best-seller in the self-help category. Julian is the founder of several successful businesses including his current Quantum Capital Fund, a multi-staged venture capital firm that is largely invested in information technology and online media. Pencilliah is a qualified civil engineer.
5 Rules for Becoming an Intellectual Maverick
Life Requires More Than a Whisper of Wisdom, Says Venture Capitalist No matter how well our lives may be going, many of us seem to be at our wit’s end when it comes to attaining that next level of success, but there is a solution to this challenge, says world-traveling entrepreneur Julian Pencilliah. Whether we want to improve our relationships, spiritual development, emotional well-being, health or monetary ambitions, we so often find that we’re our own greatest enemies, says Pencilliah, author of “The Jetstream of Success,” (www.thejetstreamofsuccess.com). “You see it time and time again – individuals rise out of the most devastating circumstances and transform their lives into greatness,” he says. “If you’re in a place where you feel that life’s closing in on you, and you have a pressing urgency to transform your misfortune into a positive opportunity, then you must embrace the fact that realizing your potential is a process.” How does one start this process? Become a student of your own history and become an intellectual maverick, says Pencilliah, who reviews the attributes that must be developed to make progress possible.
- Irrevocably change your world. Piece together an ever-fuller understanding of yourself with the intention of reinventing yourself a thousand-fold. We should always aim toward exponential achievements, with the wisdom of knowing that we are not chasing the achievement, but rather chasing the consciousness of who we need to become in order to materialize our success.
- Think with sophistication. This is your capacity to become more strategic in your approach to life. This simply means that you need to become more process-oriented, rather than goal-oriented. Intelligence is knowing what’s required of you. Sophisticated thinking is the process of making successful decisions over a lifetime.
- Exceed probability amplitudes. Achieving success in any arena of your life is framed within your ability to eliminate innate weaknesses and biases. History tells us that not all greats have off-the-chart IQs, nor are they born with limitless freedom. In fact, it’s the triumph over less-than-favorable circumstances and a determination to achieve that often builds the character necessary for success. Great individuals set out to achieve outstanding results, and make their decisions within intellectual criteria. All the greats have engaged a higher impulse, a higher bandwidth, and an inherent strength.
- Smile with radiance. Life is beauty in every direction, but we are often unable to see it if we are too consumed with our lives. The simple truth is that you can touch more of the beauty of life only by touching your own beauty. If you look through the lens of love, gratitude and contribution, then you will be able to see and touch more of the infinite beauty that makes life on Earth a heaven. Learn to smile like sunshine every day and brighten up your world.
- Get lucky. “I would love to tell you that your destiny is written in the stars, but it is actually written within the confines of your interpretation of life,” Pencilliah says. “Luck has more to do with self-engagement than any random twist of fate. Be bold and champion your life to exceed the probability amplitude of any statistic of luck.”
We are all endowed with the ability to achieve success in any facet of our lives; success is framed within the definition of the analytical tools and emotional disciplines necessary to champion your life forward, he says. “Above all, I live by three simple words: compassion, love and gratitude,” Pencilliah says. “We need to act on these three words daily. Doing so will irrevocably change your world.”
The Jetstream of Success by Julian Pencilliah @_Jetstream
The Jetstream of Success book offers you the framework to become a student of your own history. It helps you to redefine yourself and as a result, your future. Life is meant to be a synchronistic journey of achieving your dreams. We need to define and quantify our processes of achieving success. The Jetstream of Success will school you in a vast range of awareness and frame very strong criteria to measure your intellectual processes against; allowing you to reinvent yourself more conducive to your success.
Targeted Age Group: 13 +
How is Writing In Your Genre Different from Others?
My genre (self help / personal development) is judged more critically that others so what I write has to be a higher standard. Anything that is not deeply insightful is instantly rejected.
What Advice Would You Give Aspiring Writers?
Rewrite, rewrite and rewrite. Its a competitive industry so you need to ensure that what you are writing is of the highest standard.
I am an entrepreneur and investor, residing between Cape Town and San Francisco. I established my business framework and intellectual processes within the South African business arena and have since been visionary in identifying highly profitable investments and other opportunities on a global scale.
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
My basic finding in life is that people prove to be their own worst enemies. Learning how to self-evaluate and mitigate risk, while evaluating economic principles, is what allowed me to free myself of my limitations and engage myself in a broader spectrum. With The Jetstream of Success I am offering others the platform to do the same.
Secrets of Success : Julian Pencilliah
Meet: Julian Pencilliah. Julian, a qualified civil engineer, has studied economics and industrial psychology and has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur, venture capitalist and quantitative trader. As a world traveler and student of life, Pencilliah is attuned to the principles enabling people to make the most of their experiences, as he documents in his new book, The Jetstream of Success.
Rieva Lesonsky: What did you want to be when you grew up?
Julian Pencilliah: Rich!
All jokes aside, fortunately, acquiring business acumen and combining it with sound economic principles allows everybody the equal opportunity to pursue monetary gain.
Lesonsky: Why did you start your own business?
Pencilliah: Apart from the obvious answer, which is the monetary gain, scalable business opportunities also offer you the challenge to evolve mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This process of self-mastery helps you redefine yourself and, as a result, your future.
When we consider the “Secrets of Success,” be it in any arena of life, I’m of the strong opinion that sound business acumen offers immense value. Even if you are not directly involved in business, you can still apply that acumen to the business of your life.
The extraordinary simplicity of business acumen helps you develop the skill to mobilize your life forward. As I wrote in my new book, The Jetstream of Success, “Life requires more than a whisper of wisdom.”
Lesonsky: Did you experience a pivotal moment on your way to success?
Pencilliah: I’ve experienced several pivotal moments in my lifetime, but the one that is most conducive to my success and failure was the financial crisis of 1997. The pivotal moment for me was realizing that when your back’s against the wall and your thought is all you’ve got, that thought can become your journey and that journey can become the story of your life.
It was certainly a time that required me to reinvent myself exponentially. The critical wisdom that comes out of any catastrophe is that one should always mitigate one’s risk comprehensively before seeking any return on investment. Essentially, the secrets of success have more to do with self-engagement as opposed to any random twist of fate.
As I write in my book, “We’ve all seen it time and again, where individuals rise out of the most devastating circumstances and transform their lives into greatness. If you are in a place where you feel that life’s closing in on you, and you have a pressing urgency to transform your misfortune into another chance, then you have to make every effort to become more acquainted in the process of schooling your wits.
“The results you seek have to be relative to the intelligent mobilization of your intentions. Taking consistent action every day has to be done within the framework of the following definition. The Jetstream definition of ‘wits’: Investigative Skills, Keen Perception, Capacity to Quantify, Ingenious Contrivance, Risk Aversion and Composure.”
Lesonsky: What’s the best small business advice you ever gave and/or received?
Pencilliah: As a venture capitalist, the first assessment I make with every opportunity is to evaluate the market sector. Lots of entrepreneurs make the mistake of developing a product and then trying to find a market. The more sophisticated approach would be to identify and define the market sector first and then create a product that is conducive to that target market sector. Your definition of that sector should include everything from an assessment of the market value to the competitors in the market.
You will also need to be very strategic in the way you evaluate the percentage of the market share that you intend to monetize, based on your resourcefulness. One of the main criteria I look for in any opportunity is its scalability, which is its capacity to grow exponentially. Some of the shortcomings of small business entrepreneurs are that they fail to identify their entry strategy, the life cycles of the business, the dilution of the shares to employ industry expertise and secure necessary funding to facilitate scalability.
Defining the criteria for the exit strategy is critically important to me. One of the gravest errors entrepreneurs make is becoming emotionally attached to their businesses. This prevents them from exiting, if necessary, in dire circumstances when the economics and the financial engineering don’t offer the promise of a turnaround.
Fortune favors the bold. Business requires huge doses of courage, and when you are confronted with unfortunate circumstances, be sure to hit the ground running. Always remember that people don’t fail, strategies fail, and as noted in my book The Jetstream of Success, “Strategy is a sequence of ideas that are meant to be mobilized in relation to the intention.”
Lesonsky: What’s one “best practice” more entrepreneurs should be embracing?
Pencilliah: Most entrepreneurs get into business with the hope of becoming rich. But you will discover that as you evolve through the decades, it’s not the goal that matters, but who you become in the process of achieving your goals that defines your legacy.
We all need to realize we need to live lives framed within love, compassion and gratitude. It’s only when we establish this inner richness that life will elegantly unfold as a tapestry of synchronistic events that will facilitate our ambitions. To simplify, in context, here’s an extract from my book: “The typical characteristic of someone who fails to awaken love oscillates more frequently into frustration, a victim mentality, they disempower their environments, are of heavier spirit and denser demeanor. Due to the fact that they are more inclined to carry a heavier spirit, they find that life is less rewarding and significantly more difficult.
“As entrepreneurs, we are inclined to want to become rich; however, you will find true richness is achieved through the wisdom and realization that ‘The signature of love is everywhere.’ “
Lesonsky: Do you have a 2014 small business prediction?
Pencilliah: Small businesses need to be more cognizant of the impending interest rate hikes, which will obviously impact industry and the disposable income of market sectors.
Lesonsky: Do you have a favorite book?
Pencilliah: The Alchemy of Finance, by George Soros.
Lesonsky: Is there a quote you find particularly inspiring?
Pencilliah: “The ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world are the ones who do.” – Steve Jobs