Nov
30

The Shocking Truth about Positive Thinking (And How It Negatively Affects Your Reality)

Positive thinkingTo have more, you must first be more.”

- Goethe

I’ve been pissed off by a lot of the “get-rid-of-negative-thoughts” advice circulating lately…

And sincerely, I’m so sorry for those actually accepting the advice. Why?

Because I know that a lot of wannabe positive thinkers might live unfulfilled lives and die without a dime in their pockets, not to talk of their bank accounts.

Calling this a bluff? Well, wait till you hear Kate’s story.

After having very good education, up until college, Kate was what you would call privileged.

In fact, she was so fortunate that starting her bag making business was a piece of cake. People were just willing to help her, due to the good nature of her family.

However, Kate had a little problem. She was always pessimistic. She wouldn’t do anything unless she was pushed to do it because she believed that it wouldn’t work out. Her friends even had to convince her for two months to start weaving bags for a living. After all, it was her talent.

After months of reading blog content on positive thinking, she decided to give it a shot. And it worked!

Although her business wasn’t booming, she got a really high paying job to become an accountant in a firm. She didn’t waste any time in thinking about whether to dump the business or not. After all, her positive thinking had paid off, right?

After 20 years, her firm entered financial crisis and changed ownership. Kate was retrenched! The firm just had to let the longer serving employees go. In all those years, Kate was very positive about staying with her job, which she did. But she just hated the idea of trying to get promoted. She was scared that being too ambitious would cause a lot of problems.

As if the bad luck wasn’t enough, all her privileges were taken from her and she fell really ill. Why? [Read more...]

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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Oct
19

Why Thinking Big Is The Worst Way To Achieve Your Dreams

“Your success in life will be Why Thinking Big Is The Worst Way In Achieving Your Dreamsin direct proportion to what you do, after you do what you are expected to do.”

-          Thomas Jefferson

 

Sometimes, too much focus on a goal can be a bad thing.

I had just landed a cool appointment and I was so determined to close the deal.

So, I wore cool blue jeans with a pair of black suede shoes to match. I was so excited and all I was focused on was completing the project, even though I had no idea how to do it.

With loads of enthusiasm, I set out to meet with my newest client. Not even a, “Hi Lanre” from a friend would stop me in my tracks.

But then, I forgot that it had rained….

I didn’t even watch my steps but kept focus on the road miles ahead of me.

Splash! The worst thing that could ever happen to a nicely dressed young guy had occurred…..

My right leg, from my knee downwards, was covered in thick, brown mud.

Perhaps if the mud was blue, I wouldn’t have turned back. But it wasn’t and after 15 minutes of walking, I just had to.

That was 30 minutes wasted!

How much time of your life have you spent trying to focus on something bigger than you?

How much time have you wasted working towards achieving a huge dream, only to discover that you were on a journey to Neverland?

 

From the guy with no vision of a future to the executive who wants to launch out and start a small business, everyone just loves to recite the phrase, “dream big”. I guess that’s because the gurus tell us to do so.

They’re right in telling us to dream big, but we’re wrong in misinterpreting its true meaning.

So the question is, “what does it really mean to dream big?”

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Sep
25

3 Reasons Why The Poor Stay Poor And The Rich Get Richer

“Success is becoming someone you have never been, to eventually poverty mentality

achieve something that you have never achieved.”

- Lanre Solarin

For many months, you’ve been looking at this million dollar dream house in a magazine.

Then your dream comes true- you finally get the chance to see your house. When you enter the house for a quick survey, everything looks perfect at first. Then you get the goose pimples.

The house starts to look too big, too fine, too dreamy…

Too good to be true…

You then get scared and uncomfortable and the only thought running through your mind is, “Are you sure this house is meant for you? Do you deserve it? You don’t need it because you’re okay where you are. Your small apartment is just enough for your growing family. If you could manage up till now, you can still manage till you get another house.”

Sound familiar?

This was the same way I felt a few months ago. Only this time, I was about to take a trip.

I was used to a trip squashed in with 15 other passengers in a bus whose parts rattled at every bump on the road. Not to mention the smoking exhaust pipe.

Well, this time, I was in a car with few spaced out passengers, working seat belts and a DVD player for entertainment. All in one commercial vehicle. Wow!

But when I entered, my thoughts only made this statement- GET OUT NOW!

What was wrong with me?

Then it dawned on me….

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Sep
14

5 Terrible Things That Could Happen To You If You Don’t Rebrand Your Thoughts

“Power comes with leverage and technique.”Deep Think Rebrand thoughts

- Morgan Freeman

How would you like a leash around your neck?

We may be in the 21st century with all the civilization and technology, but I tell you, slavery is still going on….

Thought slavery….

And I tell you, everyday, one person is being taken into slavery, without his knowledge. And who knows, you might already be one of them. I was.

You are made to do things you don’t want to do and then manage whatever results you get, whether good or bad. This makes you frustrated, angry but still willing to put in more effort with the hope that one day, you’ll get the results you want from life.

Well sorry, but it may never work out as you hope.

How is this possible? Well, here’s your answer…

“Like web content, your thoughts are king. And I’ll tell you why”.

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