Feb
03

Are You Nurturing Your Production Capability?

nurture your production capabilityMake every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit. Make it work and produce for you. Think of things not as they are but as they may be. Don’t merely dream but create!”

- Robert Collier

“Use what you have to get what you want”- This is a popular quote that has been misused, misunderstood and underutilized by many people, including me. Society has made us believe that in order to make a name for ourselves, we have to follow the crowd and do what they do.

This gives us the illusion of living the life when in actual sense, we’re on the same bus with millions of others who are doing the same thing we do, using the same resources we use and heading for the same destination. When the journey finally ends, there will be no room for significance and this snaps us back to reality.

“We were created to achieve different things, using our unique resources”

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Oct
21

Think, Attract and Become

“The only thing that stands between a man and what he wants from life is often merely the will to try it and the faith to belief that it is possible.”
-Richard Devos

Do you know that you can actually become what you don’t want to be? No matter how strange it sounds, it’s true. In my post; why you don’t get what you want, I gave a few reasons why most of us get disappointed and how hard it is to let go of such. It’s not just about thinking, but having the thought about what you want at the top of your mind. It’s good to live by the day, but don’t let nature do all the thinking for you.

To most of us, the terms ‘luck’ and ‘coincidence’ are not new. “You’re either lucky or you’re not” – how true is this? I’ve often wondered whether these terms exist or they were just given these names because we as humans don’t know how they occur.

Everything that happens to you is as a result of your thinking and your state of mind. Most of us would know the saying, “luck is when preparation meets opportunity.” When you get that thing you’ve always wanted, would you say you were lucky getting it or that you deserved it?

There’s something I heard over the radio recently which I would share with you in this post. It sounded strange at first and I felt like giving the presenter a piece of my mind. But on second thought, it was true. It completely shows that nothing happens by chance.

Whenever we think of something over a period of time, that thought becomes predominant in our minds. In the physical, it appears as if nothing happens but in the ‘other realm’, a process starts. That thought becomes like an attractive light and it does only one thing- it looks for ways to satisfy its host who in this case is you.

This is just like the superconscious mind acting on what you have in your subconscious mind. That concept simply means two things;

1. The more you think about something, the more you give that attractive light something to look for. This in turn gives that light more eagerness to find it. Sometimes when I think of someone whom I haven’t contacted for some time, it so happens that in a matter of minutes or hours he’s standing in front of me and we’re shaking hands. I’m sure this occurrence isn’t new to you too.

2. You can either think your way to success or failure. The more I think about how bad I am at something, the worse I get. This is often caused by the presence of negative emotions. By thinking more about how good you can be rather than how bad you are, you give that attractive force something positive to look for.

You may not have a business to call your own, but you do know that you are the CEO of the only MULTIDIMENSIONAL company, which is your mind. You either lead it on the path of fulfilment or destruction. If you can think it, you can be it. Just make sure it’s strong enough.

What do you think about chance? Do you believe that thinking is enough to achieve success? Your comments are welcome.

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Ebooks you might want to check out:
Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
Power, Purpose and Service
How to Identify Business Opportunities

Oct
03

What Should I Do With This Baby?

Hey, guess what? I’m PREGNANT, and with lots of babies too! There’s something I heard and learnt recently. Do you know that whenever a woman is pregnant, lots of things happen which are beyond normal human understanding? I didn’t know this and I bet you didn’t either. Read the following concept to know what I’m talking about.

During the early stages of conception, the development of the baby begins. It’s at this point that something very important is needed by this baby. It will need a SOUL. It so happens that all souls have been created since the beginning of time. Whenever the baby needs the breath of life to start its human activities like breathing, it attracts a soul from the ‘other realm’. The kind of soul it attracts is dependent on various factors like the kind of environment the baby is in, the mentality and character of the mother and the people around and most importantly, the spiritual standing of the parents.

I guess this is the reason most people find it hard to break away from the mentalities of their parents. This concept simply means two things; as an expectant mother, you’ve got to work on yourself and be careful about whom you move with.    

At one time or the other, we find ourselves pregnant with babies or ideas as the case may be. Most times, the idea is conceived but being delivered of it is not always the case. This is not always our intention but whenever it happens, we ask ourselves ‘why?’ The idea was so good, what could have possibly gone wrong? A lot of forces come to play here and it’s our duty to protect this innocent idea from such. How?

1. Work on yourself.
Sometimes, we have ideas that are way beyond our abilities to achieve, or so we think. Once, in secondary school, I had an idea that could change the way students related to the school head but I had to be the student head before I could implement it. At the time, it was beyond my ability. I got that position eventually, but I had to do a lot of self reforming to achieve this. If achieving this idea is what you want, then you’ve got to work on yourself while incubating the idea. If you have to read more, go on a diet or travel, do it. As long as it’s in line with your idea.

2. Don’t share it with just anyone.
Influence has a big role to play when it comes to bringing your ideas into reality. Telling the wrong person could terminate it. Associating with like-minded people who could be instrumental to its success would help your new ‘baby’ attract the right soul. In case you don’t know, people are watching you and like it or not, some are out to see you cry. Do yourself a favour and wait till it’s born before you go blabbing all about it.

You can’t hide an idea forever because just like pregnancy, it’ll show. It’s the early stages and foundation that matter. So, whenever you don’t know what to do with your new ‘baby’, just use this tip: guard it with your LIFE!

Why do you think lots of good ideas don’t get implemented?  There are lots of reasons. Your comments are most welcome.

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Ebooks you might be interested in:
Change Your Mind, Change Your Life
Power, Purpose and Service

Sep
21

Unemployed? What’s Your Excuse?

   “When most people leave school, they leave confused and stupid.”
-Robert Kiyosaki.

When I saw this tweet on my twitter page, it sounded kind of insulting. After reading it over a few times, its real meaning came to me. But guess what? That “insulting tweet” is the reason I wrote this article.

Just in case you don’t know, Robert Kiyosaki is an entrepreneur and author of the RICH DAD series. He’s my mentor in the aspect of the human mentality and financial intelligence and I’ve read almost all his books.

Why did this tweet sound insulting? Well, I guess it’s because I’m still an undergraduate but I’m pretty sure that I don’t fall in this category. The truth of the matter is that some people do belong in this category and it’s not just undergrads.

It is true that unemployment is an issue in most countries, especially the developing ones. Millions of college students leave school every year only to join the millions already out there. They obediently join the queue and the “wait for the job” syndrome flows down to them. Getting a job is not bad but waiting for the job to come to you is just not the best. That job you’re waiting for is going to get to other people on the same queue before it gets to you. If the job eventually gets to you, what do you do? Do you let it also pass you by or do you counter it and make your position its dead end?

That tweet only becomes true when you don’t do your part in securing that dream job. One thing I’ve come to realize is that no matter how high the level of unemployment is in any country, some guys just seem to have it going good for them. Within one year of graduation, they get jobs and steadily climb their way up the corporate ladder.
The important question to ask here is, ‘how do they do it?’ There must be something they know which the others don’t. Sometimes it’s not about having the right contacts or being impressive in an interview. Most times, it’s about you. Does that sound strange? Well, it shouldn’t. Let’s see a few ways you can make those jobs come your way.

1. Become Employable.
From my part of the world, most people go to school with the mentality of getting good grades and then getting a job. Robert Kiyosaki calls this the “poor man’s mentality”. What they don’t realize is that those grades are just not enough. Graduating with a distinction doesn’t make you the only one with it. Millions of others have that same grade too. In a situation like this, the only thing that can stand you out is that extra thing that you know. Most companies today don’t hire based on grades but on productivity. You’ll need to learn something extra within your field if you want to make any headway. This will be a very good form of leverage, especially if your fellow interviewee only has school grades.

2. Look in The Right Places.
“The elevator to success is out of service, but the stairs are always open.”
-Zig Ziglar
So many people want to get to the top of the stairs without climbing it. With our little qualifications, we target high positions and then blame the government when we don’t get what we want. To dream big, you have to start small. This doesn’t mean going for the lowest positions in a company but working on yourself before launching out. A lot of people leave school prematurely without even knowing it.
Looking for a job in a promising startup isn’t such a bad idea. This will definitely assist you in gaining the experience you need for those high positions. Sometimes, working in small businesses are the best first steps you can make.

3. Be Your Own Boss
You can help reduce the level of unemployment by creating jobs for yourself and others. You could be that small start-up that a job seeker could gain experience with. The best way to do this is to have the ability to spot opportunities. You really don’t need to join the millions of jobless people out there who just talk about their problems. Look around you for something that needs to be done and be the solution. By doing this, you’ll be helping lots of people out there and you know what; you’ll be happy doing it too.

Do you know better ways to reduce unemployment and make people realize that they create their own future?
Share your views and let others learn from you. Your comments are welcome.

Books Related To This Post:
How To Identify Business Opportunities
Guru, Greatness and You

Sep
11

Your Personality- Is It Good For Business?

We all have personality traits unique to us. By the end of this article, you’ll get to know how you can use your personality and those around you for your business success.

We are all different and have qualities unique to us. In case you don’t know, there are ten personalities, each having their own qualities. Four of these include the Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholic and Phlegmatic. The combination of these, which I call the ‘Personality Mix’, makes ten. Some of these temperaments have some qualities which are so not good, especially if you want to start your own business. So how can you use your qualities and employ those you don’t have for your business success?
In a previous article, I gave a list of some of the positive and negative qualities of these traits. Now, I’ll be relating these traits to business so you’ll know the kind of partners and employees you should have.

1. The Sanguine
People with this personality are cheerful, playful and creative. A CEO who is a pure Sanguine would be creative but could be unserious some times. Without thinking, he could tell his employees to do things or carry out any idea that comes to mind. If you’re such a person, you’ll need someone to analyze your sometimes crazy ideas and another to caution you when you play too much. A Melancholic is known for careful thinking and analysis. Making such a person a partner or team leader would make you look less stupid to your employees. A Choleric is like a Sanguine but is very good at giving out instructions and getting the job done. Your business is sure to get more fruitful with this guy around.

2. The Choleric
This is the goal-getting, no-nonsense personality. Someone with this personality is sure to have a productive business but a not so-good relationship with the employees. Not everyone likes a ‘bossy boss’. Having a Phlegmatic partner or team leader is sure to create a cool and calm atmosphere while a Sanguine juices it up with creativity and life.

3. The Melancholic
This personality does a lot of thinking before taking action. When I say thinking, I mean a lot of it. What’s the use of thinking a lot and acting little, you’ll practically get nowhere. If you have such a personality trait, a Choleric as a partner will push you as a business owner to take more action. Also a partner or team leader with a Phlegmatic personality will help you know what needs to be analyzed and what should be discarded. You don’t have to think about everything, you know?

4. The Phlegmatic
A person with this personality will make a good business owner but would need some backup. Your nonchalant attitude towards things could be an asset or a weakness, depending on the situation. Being that you might not take some important things seriously, you’ll need someone with a Melancholic personality to help you with your to-do list. You’ll also need an action figure, but be careful. Someone with a Choleric personality might overshadow you and end up gaining your reserved respect from your employees. I’m sure you don’t want that, do you?

If your business is on a low budget, you could just get someone with the personality mix that you require and you’re good to go.