The Fixer

B33rFzqCYAIREuFSometimes when the road ahead looks very dark, anxiety levels go up.

That’s when I come to you God to help shed some light.

But if the road I’m taking vele has no street lights then I’m relieved knowing that you are by my side.

I’m taking this knee with this post because I’m also in dire need so my ancestors need to be also involved in this prayer.

Because without them I would be here, and without You they wouldn’t have been.

I light my candles and incense with this update in gratitude of what I already have.

Thank you for our business.

Thank you for our jobs.

Thank you for the shelter you are providing us.

Thank you for the water and lights that we sometimes take for granted.

Thank you for the food we eat.

Our perfect health and the rich relationships we have.

Thank you for the clothes on our backs.

And the large amounts of income that come to us through various sources, with increasing frequency.

All praise goes to you God.

I am bound to make flops along the way.

I just want to thank you for softening the falls.

Thank you for giving me the courage to fail forward.

Because there is no learning without falling. And I need to learn so I can grow to be my better self.

Continue guiding us through to our better self.

Yours in gratitude,

Amen

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Waking Up With Affirmations

You miss this part of your morning ritual and run the risk of being in the mercy of the day.

Keeping track of what you think plays a part in what you experience.ba7c9abb606c15dd012e0682228e828c

You tend to notice more of the things you think about.

This helps you in taking action on this things you are noticing, pulling them towards yourself.

So if you keep affirming the things you want to have, there’s a higher chance of you attracting them to yourself.

That’s were statements like “you become what you think about most of the time” comes from.

It’s one of the things that successful people do.

Most of them include affirmations in their daily routine.

Even if what they are telling themselves goes against what they are currently experiencing.

That’s why I think you have to adopt some form of insanity for you to be successful.

Because you have to believe it before you see it.

And affirmations help you do that.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musa

Being Better Than Your Old Self 

htwfaip​”The way to get things done,” says  [Charles] Schwab, “is to stimulate competition. I do not mean in a sordid, money-getting way, but in the desire to excel.” 

Ran our of characters for me to post this on Twitter so I’m posting it here.

Thought this was a cool quote.

Competing to be better than who you are.

From a book I’m reading again by Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People. 

Thank you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

I love you.

~ Musa

What You Link to Pleasure or Pain Determines Your Results

A lesson that I’ve been learning for the past couple of weeks at my sales job is that your behavior has a direct link to the results you get.

The way you behave influences the way you act.

And it’s your actions that produce the results you get.

And lately for me it hasn’t been fruitful for me to allow my emotions to rule how I act.

Since it’s because of that, that my results have not been so awesome.

And the funny thing with life’s lessons, as painful as they are, they will keep on repeating until you get the lesson.

A famous personal development coach by the name of @Tony Robbins once said we are motivated by pain and pleasure.

The more pleasure you link into doing something, the more you will keep doing it.

The more pain you will link into not doing something, the more you will continue not doing it.

So in other words the more I link pleasure or comfort in doing what am I currently doing, I will forever produce the results I am getting.

Same goes for how if I continue to link pain or discomfort to doing something different, which is outside of my comfort zone, the higher the chances of me continuing getting the results I am currently getting.

Solution:

So it is a matter of changing what I link to pleasure and what I link to pain so to get things going.

For example

With regards to pain…

– how painful is it for me now not getting the results I want?

– what am I losing out on because of my current behavior?

– who that I love is suffering because of my results?

– how is it affecting me now financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually?

– how worse will it be for me 5 years from now, 10 years from now, or 20?

With regards to pleasure…

– how pleasurable and awesome would it be for me if I DID get the results I wanted?

– what would I gain from the new and exciting rewards from my joyful results?

– who that I love will be benefiting from my new and improving results?

– how will I gain financially, emotionally, physically and spiritually?

– how much more better will it be for me 5 years from now? 10 years from today? Or in 20 years time?

I love you.

Thank you.

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Sometimes the Hardest Things in Life are the Most Simple to Change

@TheUltimateMuse: I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong.
– Benjamin Franklin

So I guess I’m finding ways that don’t work for me with the crappy sales week I had.

Maybe that’s a good thing.

That I suck in sales?

…Nah man I guess you can’t be doing the same things and expecting different results.

And boy have I NOT been getting the results I’ve been wanting lately hey.

Aint that some shit.

…I guess it’s not rocket since after all.

If you want different results, take different actions.

Until you get the right results from these different actions…

It’s All In The Mind

You know, I did have a tough day today.

Usually I can keep it masked, but today the agony showed.

I was in what Tony Robbins calls a ‘disappointed state’

Something I promised my sales coach I will never be in because sales is a mental game.

Even if I’m on zero sales even after most of my day is spent, things will turn around…but only if I change and control my thoughts.

And guess what, after consulting with the right people AND never feeling sorry for myself, I eventually pulled through and broke through my mental barrier.

Hence me going home now with one sale instead of a doughnut.

The unexpected coaching and complements was a nice touch.

I’m deeply grateful.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele