“Doing The Right Thing Is Always The Right Thing”

@ around 6:53 min of this 12:02 min GaryVee did something awesome.

Something that I want to do for myself.

I say myself because helping someone else makes me feel good.

It’s a drug.

Awesome vid.

But watch the whole vid.

It’s something special.

~ Musa

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You Are What You Accept

4694342-Jay-Z-Quote-Don-t-ever-go-with-the-flow-Be-the-flowYou teach people how you would like to be treated, by how you react to what they say or do.

Either by acceptance of what they do to you or by you reprimanding them.

To correct someone on how you would like to be treated, I believe, comes from raising your standards.

Low standards allows them to continue “taking advantage” of you, while raising them educates them on how you would like to be treated.

It takes courage to put yourself first.

It takes courage futhi to “equip” people on how you like to be treated, in order for them to bring out the best in you.

It’s a win-win.

Reminds me of how I cringe when people organize events at the last minute and expect me to participate.

9 times out of 10 I don’t. If I do, it is with a closed heart.

Give me time to think it over in my mind as a typical melancholy. Don’t pull a sanguine move on me and expect to me to be jolly about it.

But then again I’m an introvert, so being “out there” drains my energy, at times.

I’m just at a point in my life, with all that’s happening, where I cannot “go with the flow” that goes against my core values.

Living a lie is tiring.

There is power outside your comfort zone.

~ Musa

“Your Attitude…Will Determine Your Altitude.”

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Talk about duplicating poor performance.

If you have people that follow you, they are sure to duplicate what you do…

…less what you say.

Just thinking nje from what I’ve observed with my team at work of late.

Original team leader is currently not available, so he left the team in the hands of the stand in team leader. A new member who just recently joined the team.

But stand in is not as thorough as the “original” team leader.

Stand in team leader is now on sick leave, leaving second in charge to attend to team queries.

2IC is also dropping the ball when it comes to taking care of those in his charge.

I fail to understand why he is duplicating the efforts of the lazy leader instead of the action-oriented leader, who manages to keep this team on the straight and narrow month in and month out.

Now the team is despondent.

Having to rely on other team leaders, some leaders not as willing to serve as you might expect, for management level queries.

With the customer obviously taking the hit due to a lack of teamwork.

Broken systems bleeds an organization out of money due to poor customer service.

And I think when you shortcut your responsibilities, you shortcut your success in other area of your life as well.

Because the same attitude you have in one area of your life, will affect other areas also.

And your attitude determines your level of success.

You need to be consistent in all areas of your life, that way it won’t feel like a tag of war when it comes to wanting to achieve your goals. One step forward but taking 2 steps back kinda thing.

A very uncomfortable thing to strive for, especially on a daily basis.

But that’s the thing.

Success is found outside your comfort zone.

And a day spent being comfortable, is a day spent being lazy.

It’s a day spent growing backwards.

~ Musa

Hand Outs

30704604_10156443883328304_2485161551590003087_nYou can’t get what you don’t give.

That’s the way of life.

You have to give what you desire.

It’s a law.

Because what you give, you will always get back in return.

You hand out disrespect.

It will come back to you.

Like an invisible boomerang.

The thing is when it does return, it hits you unexpectedly.

Making you feel like you’re the victim when, no actually, you’re the instigator.

Before you cry foul, take a stand back and see whether logs need to be removed from your eye first & foremost.

But as a sidenote, not everyone is going to like you.

Don’t stop being yourself.

But do so respectfully.

The worlds is filled with assholes. No need adding to the stats.

~ Musa

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936-2018)

95308433f3394a58b30d64e0c82c99aeIt’s a sad day today with us laying to rest Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

It was a huge funeral procession, which almost worthy to the individual.

Someone praised so much in death but wasn’t a celebrated in life.

But such is the way of the world.

One could go as far as saying that she kept former president Nelson’s name alive during his 27 year incarceration.

Keeping him relevant, inspiring artist’s like the late Brenda Fassie to sing songs about him.

At time that when the streets where on fire.

Literally.

The aftermath being relived in the minds of our parents and grandparents.

Influencing how we are raised.

In this “democratic” Republic.

May her soul rest in peace.

My Leader.

“When the Real Leader Speaks, People Listen”

I got my hands on John Mawell’s book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.

While reading Chapter 5 – The Law of E. F. HuttonWhen the Real Leader Speaks, People Listen I had a real world experience of  how I can apply it.

Thube invited her niece to the easter egg hunt that was hosted by my cousin.

So in the car we went.

Myself, Thube, Omu our first born and Thube’s niece.

She’s a toddler of around 5 years of age I believe.

A handful, like most toddlers but I just seem unable to communicate with her.

I tried.

It falls on death ears leaving me frustrated when what I request from her does not happen.

Welcome to parenthood right?

So I took a page from The Law of E. F. Hutton.41M1oUaz1ZL._SX329_BO1,204,203,200_

Sometimes, there is someone who has more influence than you.

Sometimes, when you think you have the role of the leader, the people in your charge at that moment might be inclined to be led by someone else.

Even if you are the one who is holding the title or the position of a leader.

So this time around I wanted to give it a go.

The little princess rolled down her window when she got in the backseat. When we hit the highway the most irritating sound came from that window.

From the wind outside coming through while driving.

So instead of me going at it with the sweetest voice my baritone can master, asking this little precious to close the window so I can put the aircon on for her, I asked the real leader.

Thube.

“Thube, please ask the little pumpkin to close the window for me,” I requested.

The message was relayed and, lo and behold, the little pumpkin willingly closed the window for us!

Something I would have struggled with if I had when at it my way.

Nothing groundbreaking to you I’m sure.

But to me, it really cemented the law.

 

Really interested in uncovering the laws that I can put in to play to get this leadership gig going.

~ Musa