“All That Glitters…”

“​Twenty years ago we began studying how people become wealthy.

Initially, we did it just as you might imagine, by surveying people in so-called upscale neighborhoods across the country.

In time, we discovered something odd. 

Many people who live in expensive homes and drive luxury cars do not actually have much wealth. 

Then, we discovered something even odder: Many people who have a great deal of wealth do not even live in upscale neighborhoods.”

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It’s reading stuff like that that makes me update my life’s goal because they remind me to have the right thinking and the right associations.

I get my thinking right then I will take the right actions that attract the things I want for my life.

Thank you.

I love you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

~ 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

How Was Your Average, Perfect Day?

I read a beautiful blog post, shared by my team leader in the work group Whatsapp (how I despise these groups) titled The Perfect Average Day.

Like the English saying, I walked a mile in her shoes.

Or was it her high heels.

It was relatable.

Well written.

I loved it.

But some of my work colleagues didn’t.

Commenting about how she should use the opportunities within her company to better her living conditions.

To better HER perfect, average day.

Another commented about how there’s nothing special about her day since there are others who go through worse.

Another commented on what kind of response did the writer want? Compassion?

In the back of mind I thought, guys…it’s not a competition.

It’s not about compassion.

Why the hostility?

Is it shame, or embarrassment?

Having some parts of your life displayed like that for all to see, maybe making you feel intimidated?

Or was it because it was a woman who wrote that story?

Did she struck a cord maybe?

This was because I believed she wrote that just to share a part of her life with a receptive audience.

Just because she writes and that’s what writers do.

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No hidden agendas.

Maybe that’s the writer in me talking.

Maybe they are acting this way because it’s one of those photos that don’t make it to their Instagrams.

Because it has no filter.

Too real.

In the world of the Internet, there is no such thing as over sharing.

So instead of pointing out their insecurities, I decided to blog about it here.

I do my best to avoid an argument.

It’s like what this book I’m re-reading says,

“A man convinced against his will is of the same opinion still.”
How To Make Friends and Influence People. 

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musa

PS. By the way here’s the link to the blog I’m talking about http://conversationswithaesha.blogspot.co.za/2017/04/the-perfect-average-day.html?m=0

Bet You Think This Blog Is About You

I sometimes forget the reasons why I write my blogs.

I get so cagey at time and I don’t want to associate with anyone or anything.

I lock myself in my shell when reality becomes to real for me.

But writing helps.

So like even if I’m going through stuff, writing something hopefully might be helpful to someone out there reading this.

The whole point of this is to pay it forward.

This life is not about you.

I think we are here to serve.pay-it-forward

In whatever form that comes natural to you.

Mine is writing.

Yours could be something else.

I’m not sure if you could say it’s your life’s purpose.

Turning that into something that pays you, that’s the rub.

Do things that come natural to you, things that make you happy.

The more you are in alignment with what makes you tick, the happier you will be, the happier the world will be.

“To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.”

Thank you.

I love you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

~ Musa

“You Are Not Alone…”

51Yyzvo-TOL._SX304_BO1,204,203,200_After reading Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not! I decided to quit my government job so I can start making money in the stock market.

It was the dumbest idea I had because I should have already been making money in the market already, before even thinking of letting go of my “secure” job.

At the least making the income from it that exceeded my expenses.

Now that is a good reason to consider dropping the 9 to 5.

So as you might have guessed, the project was a flob.

Leading to me losing my job, leading me asking my mother for lunch money when she went to work in the morning, since I was living with her at the time.

Losing my car, which was still financed by the bank.

Losing my self esteem and confidence.

And I kept saying that I’m ok…but I wasn’t.

I was depressed but I told myself I wasn’t.

With me not eating and if I did eat I wasn’t eating right.

51aAy2A9NiL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_Spending most my time in my room, playstation all day.

I’m not saying Robert Kiyosaki was the cause of my depression, see Rich Dad’s Before You Quit Your Job: 10 Real-Life Lessons Every Entrepreneur Should Know About Building a Multimillion-Dollar Business.

I was in the dumps but I didn’t want to admit that I was.

Something that happens to other people and not me, kinda thing.

Sometimes you are too proud to tell the truth about yourself.

Sometimes an intervention can pull you up and out, so you can try again…better.

Sold my playstation.

Brushed up my CV.

Went out again applying for jobs and getting interviews so to go back in the rat race again, and doing it right this time around.

To try again.

To fail my way to success.

But what I’m trying to put across is that doing something, the mere act of taking action, helped.

Taking action helps.

Just doing…something…anything that will keep your body moving helps.

But I think your faith is the ultimate defining factor.

I like how Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson puts in this 2:36 min video on Facebook.

Even Dr. Norman Vincent Peale said it is his book The Power of Positive Thinking, “Feeling listless, write a list.”81ND4ZcIsxL

So if you are feeling dead inside then get into motion.

Motion creates emotion. – Anthony Robbins

Thank you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

I love you.

Musa

“Let the dead bury their own dead…”

Just want to extend on my Tumblr that the saying that goes “it gets easier with time,”… I don’t know about that hey.

The sting is still there, but maybe not as loud as before.

It’s like sand running through your hands.

She was alive…

…Then she wasn’t.

Followed by my friend’s father.

Then my work colleague.

Death was on a roll that’s for sure.

I think I don’t want to admit that it does get better with time.

Maybe because feeling the pain is evidence that it was real.

Her being with us, being with me.

But eventually there’s going to come a time when I will question whether this pain makes sense any more.

Or if it’s denying me the joy I could be experiencing right now.

But not right now.

~ Musa

PS: But one day I will. Life is too short to be living in the past.

How To Write Your 100+ Dreams  List – Part 2

What 5 things you would like to learn in your lifetime?

  • Learning how to swim
  • Learning how to tread water
  • Learning the guitar
  • Learning judo
  • Learning to make an extra $100 per month on the internet
  • Learning how to eat with chopsticks

2. What 5 family experiences you would like to provide for your family?

  • Vacation to table mountain
  • Vacation to Victoria Falls
  • Vacation to God’s Window
  • Vacation to Mauritius
  • Picnic in Pretoria park

3. What 5 things you want to do just once?

  • Hot air balloon ride with Thube
  • Date night with Thube on a hotel balcony overlook Paris Eiffel Tower
  • Sky diving
  • Bungee jumping
  • Walking the length of on the great wall of China

4. What 5 sporting events you would like to go to live?

  • Orlando Pirates soccer match
  • American football game
  • Formula one grand prix with my father in Monte Carlo
  • US open tennis match
  • Jeppe boys rowing race
  • Ultimate Fighting Championship Event 

5. What 5 things you would like to share or teach others?

  • Sharing my life experiences published in book form
  • Sharing 10% of my income to my favourite charity
  • Teaching 5 people how to make R1200 network marketing passive income every month for the rest of their lives
  • Sharing 10% of my income towards credit card surplus
  • Teaching Tumi how to drive

6. What 5 challenges you would like to conquer in your lifetime?

  • Mastering building a R200,000 network marketing business asset that gives me an extra R1,200 per month passive income every month for the rest of my life
  • Having a R10,000 per month passive network marketing income by December 2017
  • Having attracted 20+ business minded and ambitious people to the March 2017 Business Seminar
  • New formal look at work with new formal shoes
  • Driving in an grey Aston Martin DBS

7. What 5 personal characteristics you would like to develop?

  • Being more charismatic
  • More self confidence
  • Having a positive mental attitude
  • Being more enthusiastic
  • Being more money conscious
  • Speaking well of others even when I’m not around them

8. What 5 financial milestones you would like to achieve?

  • Building a R5000 per month passive income generating network marketing business
  • Building a network marketing asset that generates R10000 passive income every month
  • Building a network marketing business that generates R15000 per month passive income
  • Building a network marketing business that generates R20000 per month passive income
  • Building a network marketing business that generates R40000 per month passive income after tax for the rest of my life – talk about having a modest pension in my later years right?

9. What 5 things you would like to do in your community?

  • Sponsor rowing kit for my high school
  • Invest in a Wi-Fi free zone
  • Start a foundation that increases the amount of self-development books in libraries
  • Escalation hotline to speed up services delivery queries
  • Landscaping business that offers free services for selected clients
  • Building a library dedicated to self improvement books under my name 

10. What 5 concerts you would like to attend live?

  • Black coffee
  • DJ Franky
  • Dj Sika
  • Jay Z
  • Opera concert

11. What 5 cities would like to explore?

  • Orlando, USA
  • Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • London, England
  • Beijing, China
  • Bangkok, Thailand (I think)

12. What 5 things you like to do in your own country?

  • Quad bike riding
  • Drinks at Chaf pozi
  • Shot left to East London
  • Road trip to cape town
  • Gold reef with family

13. What 5 cultural events you would like to attend?

  • Colour run
  • Annual carnival in Brazil
  • Annual jazz carnival at New Orleans
  • Annual cape town carnival
  • Chinese new year celebration

14. What 5 goals achieved in the past and would like to achieve again?

  • Receiving R10000 monthly after tax income
  • Being recognized on a network 21 stage
  • Getting my own passport
  • Travelling internationally on a plane
  • R15000 lobola contribution

15. What 5 things you would like to design?

  • Wooden bench
  • Family home
  • Rocking chair
  • Shopping mall
  • Hotels

16. What 5 businesses you would like to build?

  • Cashflow rich network marketing business
  • Email marketing business
  • Landscaping business
  • Public speaking business
  • Real estate business
  • Futures and Forex trading businesses

17. What 5 things you would like to create?

  • Flourishing new town
  • Network marketing asset portfolio
  • Real estate asset portfolio
  • Stock trading asset portfolio
  • Family park with free WiFi

18. What 5 things you would like to own?

  • Aston Martin DBS
  • Cashflow rich Beach apartments
  • Cashflow rich Townhouses
  • Cashflow rich Block of flats
  • A single level Houghton mansion
  • Cashflow rich network marketing business that generates R120000 p.a.

19. What 5 health milestones you would like to reach?

  • High energy levels
  • Improved stamina
  • Increased healthy weight gains
  • Exercise daily
  • Removing 6cm around my stomach the Healthpointe way

20. What 5 hobbies you would like to pursue?

  • Book writing
  • Regular exercises
  • Gaming for money
  • Traveling for pleasure
  • Watching my baby girl grow in a grown up and successful baby girl as a wealthy full time dad

Just thought I should extend on what one of my earlier update.

I’m sorry.

Thank you.

Please forgive me.

I love you.

~ Musa