Deciding On A Topic For My Blog


Have you ever had so much info about a particular niche (the definition of a niche is a topic, I always wondered what that was but anyways…) you were interested in but failed to present them in a clear and focused voice?

It hit me today that my inability to have a more consistent single minded focus in my real world has pored over into my cyber-world or blogsphere in this case.

Musa’s Journal (now known as “The Pursuit Of Happiness”) covers:

  • my day’s thought, poem or comment AND
  • the law of attraction and self development AND
  • network marketing

I don’t know about you but I see 3 possible blogs here.

Take for instance a capitalist like Peter Scott for instance, I could write about him and others like him on blog Number 1.

And post articles about law of attraction teachers like James Ray or even David Schirmer, who also featured on The Secret dvd – a motivational and inspirational dvd about how – by changing your thinking and feelings – anyone can be and do whatever they want – in blog Number 2.

But instead I also included personal entries as well into a system I am succeeding in turning into a source of income.

Why do I want to make money from my blog?

I have lost too much income during the years I was not a Blogger not to use network marketing as a system to increase my bank account.

If the thought of me doing what I can to make money work for me and not the other way around – as mentioned in Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad does not sit well with you, then I’m deeply grateful for having read this amidst the “dollar-generator” within Musa’s Journal [now The Pursuit Of Happiness].

I am still finding my ground as a ProBlogger.

I am 2 months older than I was in May 2008 😉

And truth be told the suppressed courage and excitement molds into fear every time I think of writing my next posting.

But through prayer and asking God for advise & guidance makes it possible for me to make my deadlines and that’s always cool.

Woow.

Never thought blogging can be a place I can write up all my insecurities on.

So ja, otherwise what I can improve upon when it comes to Musa’s Journal – The Pursuit Of Happiness – is concentrating on one topic and work on expanding it.

And thank you for taking the time to read this.

PS: I saw that Amazon.com also offers Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki.

It’s a recommended read, especially if you want to improve on your personal financial situation.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

James Arthur Ray from “The Secret”

“…I also find so many people who make a tremendous amount of money but their relationship stink…and that’s not wealth either.
You can go after the money, but doesn’t guarantee you’ll be wealthy.

I’m not suggesting that money isn’t a part of wealth, it absolutely is.

But it’s only a part.

And then I meet a lot of people who are quote/unquote spiritual, but they are sick and broke all the time.

That’s not wealth either.

Life is meant to be abundant – in all areas.”

This was said by James Arthur Ray from The Secret DVD & book, one of many experts of the Law of Attraction.

My interpretation of the above is that it takes more than walking from door to door handing out religious booklets or going to church and feel you have done your part in living out God’s work from you presence to live a life of wealth in abundance.

“Oh that’s good. Musa has come to choir practice today, God bless his soul.”

I believe there is nothing more aspiration than reaching a point in your life where you are so wealthy financially, physically, mentally and in spirit that you overflow with it in the form of gratitude to God.

Overflowing with Generosity, philosophizing His magnificence, because you would be living proof of it.

Update: Allow God, every time you go/ don’t go to church, to help you to grow more in a area that you feel you lack in your life
(the areas I’m am talking about are: Relational, Financial, Physical, Mental & Spiritual),

and be open to the messages, in answer to your prayer of thanksgiving, She will send your way.

Go to James Ray’s site to get an idea of what I am taking about.

Yours in abundant wealth

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Florence Wattles’s Letter to Mrs. Towne

Wallace Delois Wattles’s daughter – Florence Wattles, shortly after his death in 1911 – wrote to Elizabeth Towne.

“Mrs. Towne was the owner of the magazine called Nautilius, which published most of Wattles’s articles.

Florence writes “My dear Mrs. Towne, Your letter of the 14th received…perhaps a little later I can write the romantic story of my Fathers life and make it really worthwhile.

You knew, didn’t you, that he lost a good position in the Methodist Church because of his “heresy”?

He met George D. Herron at a convention of reformers in Chicago in 1896 & caught Herron’s Social Vision.

I shall never forget the morning he came home.

It was Christmas.

Mother had put her last dollar into a cuff box & we had placed it beneath an evergreen branch which served for our Christmas tree & which we had illuminated with tallew candles & strung with popcorn.

Finally Father came home.

With that beautiful smile he praised the tree, said the cuff box was just what he had been wanting – and took us all in his arms to tell us of the wonderful, social message of Jesus.

The message which he later embodied in “A New Christ.”

From that day until his death he worked unceasingly to realize the glorious vision of human brotherhood.

For years he was cursed with poverty & the fear of poverty.

He was always scheming & planning to get for his family those things which make the abundant life possible.

In the first chapter of “How To Be A Genius” he says: “Man’s greatest happiness is found in the bestowal of benefits on those he loves.”

The supreme Faith of the man never left him.
Never for a moment did he lose confidence in the power of master intelligence to right every wrong & to give to every man & woman his or her share of the good things in life.

When we came to Elwood (Indiana) three years ago, Father began a Sunday night lectureship in Indianapolis.

This was our only source of income.

Later he began to write for Nautilius to word out his philosophy.

He wrote almost constantly.

Then it was that he formed his mental picture.

He saw himself as a successful writer, a personality of power, an advancing man, & he began to work toward the realization of this vision…He lived every page of “How To Be A Genius.”

In the last three years he made lots of money, & had good health, except for his extreme frailty.

I have written this hurriedly but I think it will give you an idea of the life struggle of a great man – his failure & success.

His life was truly the Powerful Life, and surely we can say, as least in Elswood, “The name of him who loved his fellow men led all the rest.”

With all good wishes, I am, Very sincerely,

Florence A. Wattles.”

Written by the daughter of Wallace D. Wattles author of the timeless, personal improvement classic The Science of Getting Rich a life changing book that you can grab over at Amazon.com

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Who Is Wallace D. Wattles?

The information gathered on this particular update was received from the Internet.

So I cannot be held liable for possible misrepresentation of person(s) mentioned on this blog.

You cannot expect to have change in your life if you still do the same things you do on a daily basis.

That is one of the many statements made by Wattles, to go out of your comfort zone to be able to live that extraordinary life that awaits you.

Wallace D. Wattles, born 1860 died 1911, is a man recorded as having much failure in his earlier life but later become a very wealthy & successful writer.

As to what those failures were I do not know and does not matter to me.

What intrigues about the man is the book he is best known for: The Science of Getting Rich, also available at Amazon.com.

“The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best. It takes the form or character of the best, & will receive the best.”

In his later life Wattles took to studying various religious beliefs and philosophies, i.e. Hegel, Spinoza, Descartes, Swedenborg, Leibnitz, and Schopenhauer to name a few.

And I believe that is was due to the “New Thought” these past teachers were philosophizing that Wattles lost a good position in the Methodist Church because of “heresy.”

At the age of 36 Wallace met up with a Congregational Church minister & professor George Davis Theron, who was preaching a form of Christian Socialism.

And it was from this teaching of “New Thought” – that centred around the teachings of Emma Curtis Hopkins – that Wallace discovered the “New Thought” principles & put them into practice in his own life & wrote books outlining these principles.

And it is from that experience with Theron that inspired the great and powerful works like The Science of Getting Rich and others such as:

  • Health Through New Thought and Fasting
  • The Science of Being Great
  • The Science of Being Well
  • and a novel – titled Hellfire Harrison
“You don’t have to get something for nothing, but can give to every person more than you take from him.”

Wattles also wrote articles to a magazine called Nautilus, owed by Elizabeth Towne, who published a lot of W. D. Wattles’s articles in almost every issue in the early 1900’s until his untimely death in 1911.

His daughter wrote to Elizabeth Towne shortly after his passing.

I have posted a link to his The Science of Getting Rich free ebook in one of my earlier post, so I’m sure if you can fish around my archives you will find it.

I’ve just realized there is much to cover after writing this.

But nonetheless that is why Wallace D. Wattles is one of my greatest inspirations.

An inspiration I thought is worth mentioning in my blog.

“Give a little child a pencil & paper & they began to draw crude figures; that which lives in them is trying to express itself in art.

Give them a set of blocks, & he will try to build something; that which lives in them is seeking expression in architecture.

Seat them at a piano, & they will try to draw harmony from keys; that which lives in them is trying to express itself in music.

That which lives in man is always seeking to live more.”

~ Wallace Wattles

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

PS. The excerpts in bold italics were taken from The Science of Getting Rich by Wallace D. Wattles.

Is There More to Life Than This?

“There is a science of getting rich, and it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic.

There are certain laws which govern the process of acquiring riches, and once these laws are learned and obeyed by anyone, that person will get rich with mathematical certainty.”
~ Wallace Wattles

There is this anger that rises when I think of where I should be and what I ought to be doing as opposed to where I am now – working for my next payslip.

I ask myself why am I working so hard just to climb the corporate ladder, putting as much energy as humanly possible into bringing someone else’s dream to tuition?

‘Cause surely I’m working my ass off following being a slave of another man’s system.

Waking up at 5am so that I can be ready to leave home at 5:45am, so that I can negotiate your way through traffic to get to work by 6:55am.

Start working at 7am.

Hopefully reaching my hourly targets.

Have lunch at 11am, and go back to work at 11:20.

Sign out at 14:00.

Sleep before 22:00 so that I can be up by 5:00, for the next 25 days days so that I can earn my monthly payslip.

Another electronic transfer that would put off the debt dogs, from barking through my phone demanding the loan repayment plus interest – for yet another month.

A contract which I willingly & eagerly accepted.

Working for my money because debts have to be paid.

By being a slave to money I have lost my independence, and it is that loss that concretizes into anger, especially when I know we live amongst those who live life according to their own rules.

Not having to report to anyone or follow a soul sucking routine so to get paid a salary that almost half of it goes to the government.

I mean wouldn’t it be possible to live a life of your dreams, waking up when it suites you, deciding when you get paid and how much you would be getting?

A life where I am debt free, and can purchase every single thing my heart desires, and to also be able to buy stuff for others in an expression of love and appreciation?

It is this life I am searching for, this life which has led me to a man who lived it, and wrote many a books about how to apply certain principles in my daily life in order to get it.

Wallace Delois Wattles (1860 – 1911) a Pioneer Success Writer, author of The Science of Getting Rich which you can also get at Amazon.com, who I will write about in my next blog.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele