The Four Seasons

She lives in a different season than me

She blows summer kisses to me that get frozen by my winter mornings

The Love I make with her falls away like autumn leaves

Before it reaches her soul by the time spring blossoms

She lives in a different season than me

But why then does she feel so close to me

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Journal About My Almost Mid-Life Crisis

What I love about BlackBerry – you know, the old ‘Berrys with the QWERTY keypads – is the feeling of the buttons underneath my thumbs.

Reminds me of those old “Tetris” handheld consoles during your GameBoys era.

Lol!

Should have used PSP instead of GameBoy some people won’t be able to relate.

Feeling nostalgic this afternoon.

As I said my goodbyes to a friend.

I would like to call him a friend.

Something I wasn’t too conscious about ever since I started the business.

In fact on a similar business model before this one, I used rapport for financial gains more than anything else.

But now it’s different.

I really enjoy people… I say that like it’s an achievement.

Especially like-minded oaks to help me when I’m down.

But people, some, can be awful at times, it usually spoils the view I have for the rest of them.

I speak like I’m an alien, separate from the human species, but like ja sometimes I feel that’s the case.

But it’s really nice when you meet someone who as a positive outlook.

Who laughs about life’s struggles but chooses to focus on making the best of things instead of bitching about them.

Not to denounce bitching, it has miraculous delightful benefits, but if that’s your only point view then life will continue to sucks for you.

‘Mean if being negative is your dominant reference point, life then for you is going to BE just that… Negative.

Since that is what you think with your thoughts, you affirm with your words and follow through with your actions.

That’s why I liked listening to some motivational CD a day.

A 15 min positive and/or instructive and/or motivation and/or inspiring read a day also does the trick too.

Come to think of it things are incredibly, sickly tough right now maybe it’s because of not practicing these simple daily principles on the daily.

Staying with the Mrs who I promised to marry while my wages can’t even take care of myself.

Only to have her being unexpectedly retrenched, she’s throwing the book to those fuckers by the way, leading to the creditors hounding her and the repo man gunning for her car.

What kind of a man am I to let my woman suffer like that?

Such very inspiring self talks I am told by my mentors to avoid having.

But on the flip side there’s a lot to be grateful for.

Even though there’s not much flexibility in our choices.

But I always says it’s only temporary.

Here I am trying to tell her that everything that is happening is bringing us closer to our goals…with nothing to show for it.

Which is true.

But it’s not her truth.

But I am grateful for choice.

As bad as things are, someone out there would give their left ball to live in what I call struggle.

The opportunities I have right now that I am taking for granted would drive someone else out there up the wall.

That’s why injecting the day with some form of positivity day in and day out will eventually train my mind to see these opportunities and allow me to capitalize on them.

“For every failure, there is an equal and opposite success.”

It’s just a matter of looking, intentionally for it.

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened..”

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Raising Your Standards Changes Your Reality

In his book Awaken The Giant Within, Mr Anthony Robbins mentioned how I should raise my standards as part of the process of changing my life for the better.

A point I am beginning to agree with especially with the stench I have to endure on most mornings when I pass through Bree Taxi Rank.

One of two of the major transportation hubs in Johannesburg that offers commutters public transport to various destinations.

It didn’t use to bother me much, the stench of piss, decay, litter, ponds of sewerage I need to skip over…now that I think about it…it should have…

But now that I am reaching a point in my life when things are slowing down and take the time to take in my environment,  I’m getting picky with some of the things my mind gets exposed to.

I am changing what I used to see as acceptable.

And I will work on taking charge of more things in my life and being deliberate on what I exposed myself on a regular basis.

Bree not being one of them.

I am sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

How To Write Your 100 Dreams List

Write down…

1. 5 things you would like to learn in your lifetime

2. 5 family experiences you would like to provide for your family

3. 5 things you want to do just once

4. 5 sporting events you would like to go to live

5. 5 things you would like to share or teach others

6. 5 challenges you would like to conquer in your lifetime

7. 5 personal characteristics you would like to develop

8. 5 financial milestones you would like to achieve

9. 5 things you would like to do in your community

10. 5 concerts you would like to attend live

11. 5 cities would like to explore

12. 5 things you like to do in your own country

13. 5 cultural events you would like to attend

14. 5 goals achieved in the past and would like to achieve again

15. 5 things you would like to design

16. 5 businesses you would like to build

17. 5 things you would like to create

18. 5 things you would like to own

19. 5 health milestones you would like to reach

20. 5 hobbies you would like to pursue

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

 

My WhatsApp Message to You…

“The power of your mind.

There is a saying that says whatever the mind conceives it will achieve, the question what do you spend most of your time thinking about?

With your mind you can be transformed, just by your thinking.

The bible says be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind meaning once your mind is renewed that will transform your life completely.

Renewed mind speak of thinking of new things, new ideas, new possibilities, new ways of living your best life because once those new ideas get into your head then you will want to act on them, transformation then comes because of your action.

I know a lot of people with great ideas but are sitting and doing nothing.

Your mind brings forth vision because you get to see what others don’t see and they will get to see what you think only when you act on your vision and transformation takes place.

The bible also talks about putting the armor of God by wearing the helmet of salvation.

This is because when the devil tries to attack you he attacks you in your mind and once he gets hold of your mind and confuse you with all his lies you will be stuck, you will not do anything about your life.

Guard your mind, feed your mind with great possibilities and stand firm in what you believe you can achieve.

Watch what you listen to because what people say about you comes to your head as a seed and it will start growing when you entertain what they say.

Entertain positive thoughts because positive thoughts will lead to positive action, and positive action will give you positive results.

You are the head and not the tail, above and not beneath.

You hold the key to your bright future, start believing in you and your brilliant ideas and act on those ideas everyday.

You have nothing to lose but a lot to gain because your best life is locked in those brilliant ideas that are in your mind.

Unlock your mind and start acting, start working, start to see your best life in your mind and action will take place.

You deserve the best and you know it because you have been thinking about your best life.

You have the key to that best life.”

This was a message my cousin sent on my WhatsApp.

It was beautiful, especially coming from her.

Thought I should share.

I love you.

Please forgive me.

I’m sorry.

Thank you.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

A System That Pays YOU!

So my journey begins once again.

The plan is to use the money I spend for on my expenses to build an asset.

Allowing me to use what I have already to set me up for life.

Maybe even breakeven with my operating costs by mid-April at the latest.

I must rather use this current job as pool of wealth that will allow me to create my wealth.

That way at the end of the day I will have something that I own, instead of feeling stuck in the Rat Race of getting up,

going to work,

getting paid,

and coming home.

Only to do the same the next day and the one after that… with nothing to show.

This time around I will.

Something that is mine.

Something I control.

Something that I can build once and will pay me for the rest of life.

Now that is a system I can work with.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Why Reaching Your Goals Takes Discipline

Reaching your goals is a matter of discipline.

You do certain things in certain ways you are bound to achieve a certain result.

What you would call having a “Farmer’s Mindset.”

Where what you reap is a result of what you sow.

And if you find powerful enough reasons to focus your attention and your actions towards a goal that means a lot to you, the higher your chances are of achieving.

Doing something every day that will bring you closer to you desires, will eventually lead you to them.

Which is something Jim Rohn mentioned is something that is easy to do and also easy not to do.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele