“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

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“The Same Wind Blows On Us All…”

I just recently started going over what it takes to be a leader.

Through the people I’ve hung out with and the books I’ve read, the YouTube videos I’ve watched, one thing is certain:

There are things you have to deny yourself in order for you to meet some of what it takes to become a leader.

One of them being having to deny yourself the “relief” of taking 100% responsibility of everything in your life.photo84

Most of us, including myself, take the back seat and let life have its way with us.

Always reacting to it. Instead of responding to it.

We’ve become too lazy to think for ourselves. Allowing others to think for us.

And then wonder why we are in the current situation we are in. Or worse yet, blaming others as the reason why we are where we are, right now.

Only to call those that are making it out there as the lucky ones.

That one concept alone – taking 100% ownership of every single thing in your life – (meaning the good and the bad) will begin to move you towards the things you really want in your life.

It might not happen overnight, but this new direction you will be taking will eventually lead you to your goal.

“Here’s a philosophy that helped change my life. It’s not what happens that determines your life’s future. It’s what you do about what happens. 

All of us are in like a little sailboat, and it’s not the blowing of the wind that determines your destination. It’s the set of the sail. So jot this phrase down. It’s one of the best to understand. 

The same wind blows on us all. The wind of disaster, the wind of opportunity, the wind of change, the wind when it’s upside down, the wind when it’s favorable and unfavorable. 

The same wind blows on us all. The economic wind, the social wind, the political wind. The same wind blows on everybody.  The difference in where you arrive in one year, three years, five years, the difference in arrival is not the blowing of the wind but the set of the sail.”

– Jim Rohn of JimRohn.com

You do have a goal right?

One of the things that lead to depression is not having a goal to wake up to.

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said it is his book The Power of Positive Thinking:

Feeling listlesswrite a list.” 

~ 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

A Business Like No Other…

new-mlm-companiesI think network marketing levels the playing field.

I could be wrong, it’s just my observation.

From my limited observation, businesses are handed over from generation to generation.

The only legacy I’ve seen being left the masses is poverty.

Some families are brought up with the option of aspiring to be business owner, while other families are sold the idea of becoming employees or self employed.

Asking the government to fix this in the form of land distribution, for instance, is as effective as the removal of our now current President from office.

But network marketing nullifies this dependent mindset.

The right one also offers you training and mentorship on how to succeed by also developing a business owner mindset.

But the best ones allow for your network marketing business to be passed on from generation to generation, just like these families I spoke of earlier.

With the right training to develop your skills, I believe anyone can succeed in what they put their minds to.

Multi level marketing included.

One of the hiccups I have with conventional business is the start up capital, amongst other uncertainties.

But obviously if you are committed enough and want it badly enough then you can find solutions around that.

I guess one chooses ones battles.

With me preferring minimum start up capital.

Minimal operational costs.

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With some part time but consistent work ethic, the results are predictable.

Results that can supplement my current salary.

Results that can be on par with my current salary.

Results that can eclipse my current salary.

A business like no other.

Look as a disclaimer, anything legit that allows you to make extra income is great.

Be it MLMs or another job or part time gig or strip joints.

I’m just talking about what I’m exposed to.

Do you due dilengece.

This working you way up to your salary month end only to start at zero the following month, is insane.

But most of us are doing it so it’s ok right?

I don’t think so.

~ Musa

Being At Fault

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So I tried this as action suggestions on this “How To Win Friends” book by Dale Carnegie.

About how you know that you are not the one to blame, but you act like you are?

I forgot for what purpose though: conflict avoidance, relationship building.

Either one it’s a win for me.

Usually I come out guns blazing.

I don’t play games.

Listening to some audios or reading helps though, something I haven’t been doing lately.

Long story short, my woman locked me in at our place when she left for work and took my key with as well.

This obviously affected me when it was my turn to go to work for my shift.

I’m so cute…”affected me.”

It pissed me off, that’s how much it affected.

She knows I don’t like it when she locks me in on her way out.

To top it off, she done took my keys with.

So after calm downing, changing my state, I brought this to her attention (via text) and began apologizing.

Firstly, for making it known that I “forgot” to mention how I preferred not being locked in.

Secondly on how I was silly enough to leave the my keys in her car.

And if she can be kind enough to verify if indeed she has them with her.

So tactful I was.

She obviously replied in kind, mentioning how taking my key was not intentional.

Come to think about it, it was an honest mistake.

Just thinking now how I would have made it a huge issue when it wasn’t.

It really wasn’t because we have a sliding door that can be used an an alternative exit.

Thank God.

Heck she was even sweet enough to give me a lift back home when I knocked off.

Positive outcome all the way.

I can only imagine how things would have been if I had let my ego take control.

Sometimes it’s good to take a step back and ask, “What will Love do now?”

I love you.

Thank you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

~ Musa

Take Care of The Garden of Your Thoughts

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Trying to get this blog thing going. but I’m coming from a dark place.

Think when you allow yourself to be ruled by your emotions then you will be at their mercy.

It’s a special kind of laziness when you don’t take control of your thoughts.

And you go through the emotions.

We sometimes forget that how what we think, creates our lives.

Yup, that’s what As A Man Thinketh says.

Free download on Play Store or iStore.

It’s like reverse engineering.

Believing before you see it.

Reminds of a Dr. Dyer book title.

If you are looking for a certain outcome then you need to see it before you can have it.

By exposing yourself to things that are in alignment with what you seek.

Before you can have it in your hand, you need to see it in your mind. ~ Bob Proctor

Change your environment.

Hang around those people you want to see yourself becoming.

Read about the things you want for yourself often.

Add pictures around you that correspond with the things you want to attract.

Sometimes the things we take for granted are the things that are of most value.

They don’t cost much, but they are priceless.

Like your thoughts.

Every now and again we need to remove the weeds that grow in the garden of our thoughts.

So they don’t cross pollinate with the other wonderful thoughts that grow in your garden.

~ Musa