May
18

How Staring Into Space Can Save Your Life

“We are free to choose our actions…but we are not free to choose  staring into space

 the consequences of those actions.”

-          Stephen Covey

 

 

 

Sometimes, the most stupid actions are the best actions to take.

I always feel good whenever I report to my home office. I enter the room, take a quick glance at my table, chair and laptop and my mind just goes, “yeah, time to make some money!”

Whenever this happens, the day goes great.

But this day was different… so different.

I had an important deadline to meet for a particular project I was working on for a client. So, as usual, the first place I went to was my laptop.

After booting to the Windows desktop for a few seconds, the blue screen of death showed…

My laptop had crashed… Arrgh!!

My next option was to get another computer (my mum’s), plug in my USB flash drive where I had backed up the project and begin work for the day.

Lo and behold, after plugging in my flash, the craziest thing happened…

My flash drive had gone bad…

I was going crazy!

My last resort was to access the internet for the backup files via my android phone. But as I looked at my phone, I read the three most horrible words…

“Emergency Calls Only!”

My internet connection was absent…

It seemed bad luck and the devil had a score to settle with me that day.

Being that I was blessed with anger, the first thing that came to mind was to smash my phone on my laptop screen, break open my flash drive and chew on the chip.

I was mad! But I mean, that was the most sensible thing an angry man could do at that time, right? I needed to cool off my temper, so I had to do something really crazy and destructive.

But what I did afterwards really surprised me…

I didn’t do anything but sit on my chair and stare into space for what seemed like hours.

My mind was completely blank and it seemed as if I was deaf to the world. This singular action showed me something very important that I’ll never forget…

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May
09

Warning: Neglect These Five Elements of Wealth at Your Own Risk

“My success is due more to my ability Warning signto work continuously on one thing without stopping than to any other single quality”

-          Thomas Edison

Every poor man wants to be rich…

Every entrepreneur wants to accumulate wealth…

Even the beggar outside your house wants to have money at his beck and call…

But the thing is that it doesn’t always work out as planned.

I’ve personally read lots of personal development books that say that all you need to be successful is know what you want, set goals to achieve it and then work hard…really hard. Just in case you don’t know, here’s how it is spelled out:

1. Have a dream

2. Write down your goals and work towards achieving them

3. Always look at the future and avoid distractions. Don’t let anyone change your mind about what you want to do.

4. Continue like this and one day, you’ll be controlling millions.

Well, it’s not that simple! Neither is it so straightforward.

In my short experience of being an entrepreneur, I’ve come to realize one fact:

“Having lots of money doesn’t make you wealthy. It simply puts a big question mark in your face, asking you if you can make that money again… and again… and again.”

So the question is,

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