Invest a few moments in thinking. It will pay good interest. ~Author Unknown Unfortunately not many people want to take time to think. They want other people to do the thinking for them. No wonder Thomas A. Edison said, “Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.” There is no challenge in this world that cannot be solved; it only requires for people to think. When you think, it is like having a conversation with yourself. You ask you questions and you answer them. You think through your challenges and you formulate a plan to overcome them. Nobody living in this world knows you better than you know you; you know when you are lying to others (and to yourself), when you are being sensitive or insensitive, when you are being productive or non-productive, when you are being reactive instead of proactive, and when you are being absolutely lazy! I guess I now understand why Apple uses the... [Continue reading]
Albert Einstein said, “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.” But let’s face the fact; sometimes life sucks. When you wake up in the morning and realize only one of your hormones left the bed while all the rest are still sleeping; life sucks Worse still, you wake up feeling all sore and tired but you still have to go to a job you hate; life sucks. Then you have to sit in traffic in a public vehicle, full of people some who seriously need a shower and breath mints; life sucks. When you have a boss who can’t seem to understand or appreciate all the hard work you put in and always seems to find fault in the slightest thing you do, even in the way you walk or sneeze; life sucks. When you have a husband or a wife who takes you for granted, who seems to think you are part of the furniture at home or the paint on the walls; life sucks. When you go to the bank to get a few shillings from your already depleted account, yet the cashier at the counter seems... [Continue reading]
I don’t know about you but I really hate it when people are all over my business, seeming to know what is best for my life, especially when they have no contribution towards it. So today I’ll just let the wise men and women of our time speak on my behalf through these ten quotes...… "A hard thing about business is minding your own.” ~ Unknown "A man is likely to mind his own business when it is worth minding. When it is not, he takes his mind off his own meaningless affairs by minding other people's business.” ~ Eric Hoffer "Don't spend so much time analyzing me and my life. Worry about your own, that is obviously where the real issues lie.” ~ Brittany Marcum "When you mind your own business you will never get caught up in all the nonsense.” ~ Gee Linder "If you stop focusing on other people's life you'll have more time to fix your own life.”~ Sonya Parker "You would be very surprise with how much positive changes you could make in your life, if could make it your top priority to... [Continue reading]
You must have heard the saying, “you are what you eat”. That’s true not just for your body but also for your mind. If you constantly feed your body with junk, sooner or later you will see the results. The reverse is also true; if you feed your body with healthy food, exercise daily and maintain a healthy lifestyle all round, then the results will also be evident. The same case applies to your mind. Do you know you become what you feed your mind? If you feed your mind with negativity constantly, you will end up becoming a negativity churning machine. If you feed your mind with positivity, you become a source of constant positive vibes. People will want to come to you just to get infected by your positivity. Here’s something else; whatever you constantly feed your mind, you develop an appetite for that thing. That is why people with some kind of addiction find it hard to break away from it. Why? Because they have developed an appetite for that addiction, and unless they feed it, they... [Continue reading]
Forget it is Monday, and believe it or not, today is a gift with your name on it. But guess what? You have the choice to unwrap your gift, or just keep it at a corner somewhere and keep complaining about how blue the Monday is, or how wet the land is or how bad things have become…… Or you can choose to unwrap it, see the beauty in it despite all the other negative things surrounding it, and determine to embrace and enjoy it to the last hour. Which option will you take? I choose to embrace this day and the week ahead no matter what it swings my way
Is it possible to ignore a volcanic eruption? I don’t think so. If anything, do so at your own peril. Do you know that besides spewing fire from the top, in some instances a volcano can cause the earths intestines to growl ferociously, causing a major earthquake? When there are signs of a volcano, everyone around the vicinity stays on guard because they know the force behind could be disastrous. I am not saying that you should go around erupting on people like a volcano, or spewing your wrath on unsuspecting people. No. All I am saying is let the power within you come out so forcefully that people will remember who you are. Leave a mark in history that shows you ever lived. A positive mark. A force-filled mark. Don’t pass through life being an unknown.
Success is and will never be easy. Anyone who has ever succeeded in doing something (the right way) will tell you this. I was looking at this picture of these guys scrambling for the ball and I realized they epitomize exactly what success is…. You have to work really hard to get what you want. There will be a lot of sweating (and probably swearing) along the way. Many times you will find yourself too pissed off or too disappointed to do anything else but cry. Even on a cold day or night in winter, you will break a sweat while working on your dream to be successful. While others are sleeping 8 hours a day, you will be on your feet 72 hours a day; almost walking like a zombie (but thanks to lots of coffee or energy drinks you still manage to stay strong) because you know what you are looking for. The only breaks you are likely to get are the 20 minutes cat-naps you catch in between activities just to keep you from falling flat on your face…..more energy drinks thereafter. And after... [Continue reading]
It doesn’t matter how hungry you are or how long ago its been since you last ate your favorite meal; the only way to eat food is one bite at a time. Even if you were invited to the “Bestest” buffet in town, you can load your plate all you want but the only way to demolish that plate is by taking one bite at a time. Same case applies to your dream or vision. The only way to achieve or realize your dream is by approaching it one bite at a time. If for instance you have a dream to write a book, the only way to do it is by writing a few pages every day consistently, until you finish the book. If your dream is to have the most stocks invested in the stock market, the best way to do this is by buying one stock at a time. If you have a desire to attain a PHD in whatever field you are aiming at, this doesn’t happen all at once; it happens one module at a time, one exam at a time, until you get to the end of the curriculum. If you have rent to pay at the end of the year, start accumulating... [Continue reading]
“Tough times don't define you, they refine you.” ― Carlos A. Rodriguez I couldn’t agree with Carlos more. Imagine the process a carrot has to go through in order to produce carrot juice. It goes through some serious cutting and pressing, but eventually, the end result is this healthy, yummy, thick, fresh juice that cleanses your skin and detoxifies your body. Every one of us has a carrot moment; that moment when you have to go through the press (blender) for you to produce that which will transform you. It is during such times that we know our own strengths. It is during that time that we realize how strong we are. Unfortunately not everyone takes that process very well. Some people resign along the way and give up. Please don’t. To quote the words of Karen Salmansohn, “You are stronger than your challenges and your challenges are making you stronger.” Are you going through a challenging situation right now? It is not time to give up. It is time to gather all the courage within you... [Continue reading]
Watch your thoughts for soon enough you will become what you constantly think about. That’s why Henry Ford said, "There are two kinds of people: those who think they can, and those who think they can’t. They're both right.” In other words, if you think you can be successful then soon enough you will start seeing the signs of success coming your way. If you think you will never be successful, then you will always host failure in your life. There is power in your thoughts. Your thoughts have the ability to create because it is they that soon become your words. Except for the (many) people who don’t think before they speak, everyone else thinks before they speak. And guess what happens when you speak; Your words create your world. Change your thoughts, and your words will change. When your words change, ultimately your world will change too. May this new month, this new quarter be the beginning of change in your thoughts, your words and your world.
A smile is a secret weapon that most people don’t realize they can use. Today I just thought I should share some ten reasons why you should smile often. Here goes: It is an instant remedy to feeling low; smiling makes you feel good, it makes you feel happier. Smiling makes you look approachable, even if you are a hard nut to crack. And did you know it makes you look younger? Smiling gives you confidence, even if you have butterflies flying up and down inside your stomach, almost threatening to escape through your mouth. Smiling makes you look like a better leader. How? Because when you smile, people feel they can trust you. So leaders out there, if your teams have been avoiding you, if its not sweat that is keeping them away then you need to try smiling more often. Believe it or not, smiling improves your productivity. You see, when you smile, it means you already have a positive mental attitude; guess what happens when you have a positive attitude …… productivity! Smiles are... [Continue reading]
“Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side.” ― Claude C. McDonald. I know that quote may sound very insensitive but unfortunately it is very true. Many people fear being different; they fear standing up for what is true and what they believe in because they don’t want to be ridiculed or hated by others. Haven’t you heard what someone said about wanting to please everyone? Whoever it is said this, “If you want to make everyone happy, don’t be a leader; sell Ice Cream”. Why did s/he say that? I guess it is because he or she had realized that for you to make a difference in life, you will have to go against many people who think everything you are doing is wrong, people who think you are nuts. Why? Because the vision you were given is yours alone; it was given to you and not to them. No matter how much you try explaining it to them, they will never understand because they have no role to play in it. Friends, trying to conform or to fit in is the surest... [Continue reading]