You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know…

You remember the text I told you about that ma aunt sent me?

Here it is:

Jack MA, The Richest Man in China said:images

“If you put Bananas and Money in front of Monkeys, Monkeys will choose Bananas because monkeys do not know that Money can buy a lot of Bananas.”

IN REALITY: If you offer JOB and BUSINESS to people, they would choose JOB because most people do not know that BUSINESS can bring more MONEY than Wages.

Similarly, Robert Kiyosaki, author of the best selling book “RICH DAD, POOR DAD” and also a business partner of Donald Trump said:images (1)

“One of the reasons poor is that are poor, is because they are NOT TRAINED TO RECOGNIZE ENTREPRENEURSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.”

“They spend too much time in school and what they have learnt in school, is to WORK FOR WAGES instead of MONEY WORKING FOR THEM.”

“Profit is better than Wages, for Wages can make you a living but Profits can bring you a Fortune.”

THINK INVESTMENT and stop fighting over increments of salaries, it still won’t be enough

Hear this from a Professor to freshmen and women during their orientation: (Actually he is an Acting DVC Academic at a small/new university in Kenya):

“Academic excellence is overrated!

Being top of your class does not necessarily guarantee that you will be at the top of life.

You could graduate as the best student in Finance but it doesn’t mean you will make more money than everybody else.

The best graduating Law student does not necessarily become the best lawyer.

The fact is, life requires more than the ability to understand a concept, memorise it and reproduce it in an exam.

School rewards people for their memory.

Life rewards people for their imagination.

School rewards caution, life rewards daring.

School hails those who live by the rules. Life exalts those who break the rules and set new ones.

So do I mean people shouldn’t study hard in school? Oh, no, you should. But don’t sacrifice every other thing on the altar of First Class.

Don’t limit yourself to the classroom. Do something practical. Take a leadership position.
Start a business and fail. That’s a better Entrepreneurship 101.

Join or start a club. Contest an election and lose. It will teach you something Political Science 101 will not teach you.

Attend a seminar.

Read books outside the scope of your course.

Go on missions and win a soul for eternal rewards…

Do something you believe in!

Think less of becoming an excellent student but think more of becoming an excellent person.

Don’t make the classroom to be your world but Make the world your classroom.

Step forward, try politics, try farming, try business, try an extra thing.”

Don’t feel shy to share with your children.

……..

Which my aunt did, hence me paying it forward on here.

Not that you are my children, the one I already have is a handful.

But why should I be the only one getting informative message?

~ Musa

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Lessons That Pain Teaches You

29356496_1575863145783254_4806323293353148416_nMy aunt operates a successful Bread & Breakfast in JHB South.

She has a huge network, and I believe she would do amazing things in our business.

She has the right thinking.

I was reminded of this from a WhatsApp she forwarded.

Don’t like forward messages because I feel they lack the intimacy that comes with taking the time to write out one from scratch.

But maybe that’s just me.

The text she sent spoke about something I’ve known for a while now.

Part of the reason why I quit my previous job.

Working for a salary is good, the problem comes with having to start all over again on the next month accumulating that salary.

All your hardwork amounts to nothing when the 1st comes, either than securing your employment for the next month.

Well, even that isn’t secured depending on whether they fire you or not.

Having a job is grand.

With you getting better education to get you better paying employment, that has you spending more time in the office due to workloads and less time at home.

Because if you stop working, the money stops coming in, right?

So finding a way to replace yourself, so that you have a vehicle making money for you on the side, while you go to work. Or do whatever it is that makes you happy.

And a business or cashflowing investment does that for you.

Working for 40 years of your life until you retire.

Only to live the remaining 20 or so with a third of what your salary was when you were working is a sad position I choose not to find myself in.

So with every business failure I am making, I am learning.

This will eventually make me a better business owner in the long run.

Embrace failure and learn from lessons the pain is trying to teach you.

That’s how you become successful in life.

From the lessons that pain teaches you.

Will show you one day, maybe tomorrow, on what that message looked like that she sent.

That was the whole aim of this blog but I see it turned out differently.

~ Musa

Learn From the Teachers In Your Life

So my colleague be pissing the hell out of me right now. Yoda_TPM_RotS

Think it’s because his personality is mostly different from mine.

There is a lesson in there though.

I can’t really put my finger on it.

Or maybe I just don’t want to.

And uncovering that will bring to light something about me, that I can use for selfish reasons.

By that I mean for my personal development.

I feel that if I have my stuff inside is in order, then I can produe positive results.

So the thing that’s upsetting me about the guy is something that I’m not impressed about kimi.

It’s not about him.

Once I learn to own it then “Mr. Colleague” wouldn’t irk me as much.

It’s a win-win.

I think some people are out there in our lives to help us become better people.

People in our lives that teach us life lessons.

As annoying as those lessons are.

They need to be learned.

~ Musa

Looking Outside So To Change Your Insides

Yazi, it’s funny how life is.

How we get caught in just running through the emotions.

Existing versus Living.

That’s what you get, I guess, for living your life without purpose.

Waking up dreading the morning.

Instead of jumping out with excitement.

Wow.

Excitement.

Wouldn’t that be a nice emotion to wake up to?

Solution:

Turn your focus outward.

Make it about them.

If you make other people feel good, you in turn feel good.

See this 46min Simon Sinek talk to see why.

There is happiness in giving without expecting anything in return.897426

Because bottomline we are are chasing things.

But those “things” we are chasing are actually feelings.

How that particular achievement will make you feel once you get it.

It’s like what this book I’m reading says, we are here to help each other.

And that’s what I believe is the cure to depression.

I’m no Dr but just speaking from my experience.

A belief echoed by The Greatest Miracle In The World book by Og Mandino.

~ Musa

The Annoyed Leader

obama-looking-pissed-annoyedNothing that annoys me more than the “L” word.

Being a leader comes with responsibility.

Hence leaders are paid more than followers.

And that’s what I want, to be paid more.

Just not liking what I need to become for that to happen.

Like someone once said, people want to go to heaven but are afraid of dying.

For you to reach the end, a process needs to be followed.

Much like what my mentor mentioned during our sit down yesterday.

Freedom is not free.

So for my bank balance to grow, I need to grow.

And the recommended books that teach leadership will help with that.

It’s a continous thing though.

Every day I need to read for at least 15 minutes.

The good stuff I’m feeding my brain with come out in the form of my actions.

And that’s how all things change, through your actions.

Leaders are readers.

And in the long run, what I am seeing as my current reality will differ.

Especially since associations are important.

She also mentioned how pain is your friend.

Without pain then there is no growth.

That means you are comfortable.

Yet success is at the end of your comfort zone.

Because if you keep doing what you’ve been doing, then you will keep getting what you are currently getting.

But the rub is that this process of reading needs to be consistent, for the Slight Edge to have the time to kick in.

That’s why I need to be in it for the long run.

Because leadership is not limited to business or work.

Those that you are in charge of are looking up to you as a leader.

I like how Simon Sinek puts it:

“Leadership is a responsibility. It’s not about being in charge. It’s about taking care of those in your charge.” – @SimonSinek

~ Musa