“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

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.

No overhead.picture2

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

Stop Giving Your Power Away…

Execution_by_Kiss…expecting other people to make you happy…

…Thing is I’m not saying you shouldn’t feel valued at work.

But feel like if that’s the basis of you define how good your company is, it should be a testament of your character.

You are one of those who have an entitlement mentality.

Expecting other people to make you happy.

And if they don’t, you throw your toys out the cot.

Ranting about how unfair life is, and not taking 100% responsibility of your life.

Everybody else must change before you can change kinda deal.

And that keeps on the back foot.

Because you are waiting for something you don’t totally have control over to change before you are happy.
But if you get your shit in order, making sure that you come first and not depending on others to validate you, I think that gives you power.

More control.

You gotta take care of you first, because should you lose your job, the job you identify and associate your worthy by, what then?

Depression?

Suicide?

Guard against that shit is all I’m saying.

Know your worth.

I love you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

~ Musa

What You Believe Creates Your Reality

“As he thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
~ PROVERBS 23:7

In the new Jay Z album Magna Carta Holy Grail there’s a line that goes:

“Conspiracy theorist screaming Illuminati/ They can’t believe this much skill is in the human body.”

As in to emphasize on our unlimited potential…

Something I’m still getting my head around.

Unlimited potential.

You are were you are because you associate pleasure in being were you are.

But learning to change that belief into one were you associate pleasure in taking the action that will get you were you want to be, will change your life in a HUGE way.

You do this on a continuous basis, who knows what you can achieve.

By always doing what you fear – you might even take over the world.

Why I Recommend Going Into Sales So To Improve Your Health, Relationships and Incomes

We sell to ourselves, and others, all the time.

Parents (should) sell the idea of a good & honest life to their kids.

Just a while a good friend of mind that I love sold the idea of us going on a couples retreat this coming December 2010 and I bought in to it.

Traffic reports sell the idea of the best route to take if you’re travelling on the road.

You even sell yourself at work, to your potential allies, and with business.

My advice is the more you learn about sales, the more successful you will be, the easier success will be.

The web is filled with articles about selling. See >> Top 5 Tips Of Successful Sales People (successful sales tips).

I use articles like above and see myself as the client as myself and the product as my goals. And sell to myself the benefits of “buying” in the having of the goal.

Why do I want?

What difference is it going to have in my life?

How many people in my life would benefit in the having (the achieving) of this goal (product)?

Don’t strive to making as sales pitch but more of really pointing out how easier & happier and assured life will be in the having of it.

Sell repeatedly, enthusiastically and “matter of factly.”

Focus on the vision of you making that sale (reaching your goal) and begin to hold that emotional, excited state of you having already received the thing you want, as you make the sale.

See and continue to revisit the state of having received often enough that you buy in to it & begin taking inspire action –take inspired action, Take Inspired Action, The Psychology of Success is about TAKING INSPIRED ACTION-INSPIRED, ACTION-INSPIRED, ACTION-INSPIRED – towards allowing yourself to receive it.

Increase your health, by being a better sales person and successfully – through repetition known as autosuggestion -selling the idea of a much improved health condition to yourself.

Including techniques like smiling as you see your future better self enjoy life at optimum levels of health.

This runs true with your finances, relationships, spirituality, physical fitness etc.

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele, 2010. All rights reserved.

PS. For consistent results, one must sell on a consistent basis. Be creative enough to use sticker notes, vision boards, journals and manifestation processes found in books like [affiliate link] Think And Grow Rich, [affiliate link] Conversations With God or, my personal fav’, [affiliate link] Ask And It Is Given.

Why Taking 100% Responsibility for Your Life Is SOooooo Important

Take 100% responsibility for you life. Only then would you have the power to begin changing it according to how you would like it to be.

Act as if you are 100% responsible for everything that is happening in your life. Own every detail of the good and not so good things that are happening. After accepting everything that you have created, use that energy to design it according to your rules.

How To Use This Energy Of Taking 100% Responsibility Of Your Life To Create The Lifestyle You Want:

Write out what you would like to see happen in your relationships.

Write down what you would like to see happen with your finances.

Write down what you would like to see happen in your physical health.

The more specific you are, the more clarity you put in the script of your ideal life – the faster you will receive inspiration from Source Energy or God to encourage you to take action towards making designed changes in your life. Because now YOU are in charge. It is YOU that has total control of your life.

“All things are possible WITH God” that means God cannot do it all by Himself. He needs your help to make change happen in your life. And change begins WITH you.

“If you keep doing what you have kept on doing, you will keep getting what you have kept on getting.”

So take the time now to do something different, something that will positively contribute to your life instead of letting yourself be run over by life – take control, take charge, take 100% responsibility and begin this by taking the time to write down how you would like it to be.

Be clear.

Be specific.

Be unrealistic.

And let the exercise feel your mind with images of your desired life.

Put all your energy on the “what” and how it would feel like to receive it.

And leave the “how” to God.

“What the mind of man can conceive, and believe, it can create.”

Go to http://www.thesuccessprinciples.com to further your understanding about this concept.

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele, 2010. All rights reserved.

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Look Out, Baby, I’m Your Love Man

This is one of the inspiring true stories I am currently reading from the motivationally moving best seller, that in Jack Canfield’s and Mark Victor Hansen’s Chicken Soup for the Soul 

Look Out, Baby, I’m Your Love Man

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared. – Whitney Young, Jr.

Les Brown and his twin brother were adopted by Mamie Brown, a kitchen worker and maid, shortly after their birth in a poverty-stricken Miami neighborhood.


Because of his hyperactivity and nonstop jabber, Les was placed in special education classes for the learning disabled in grade school and throughout high school. Upon graduation, he became a city sanitation worker in Miami Beach. But he had a dream of being a disc jockey.


At night he would take a transistor radio to bed where he listened to the local jive-talking deejays. He created an imaginary radio station in his tiny room with its torn vinyl flooring. A hairbrush served as his microphone as he practiced his patter, introducing records to his ghost listeners.


His mother and brother could hear him through the thin walls and would shout at him to quit flapping his jaws and go to sleep. But Les didn’t listen to them. He was wrapped up in his own world, living a dream.


One day Les boldly went to the local radio station during his lunch break from mowing grass for the city. He got into the station manager’s office and told him he wanted to be a disc jockey.


The manager eyed this disheveled young man in overalls and a straw hat and inquired, “Do you have any background in broadcasting?”


Les replied, “No, sir, I don’t.”


“Well, son, I’m afraid we don’t have a job for you then.”


Les thanked him politely and left. The station manager assumed that he had seen the last of this young man. But he underestimated the depth of Les Brown’s commitment to his goal. You see, Les had a higher purpose than simply wanting to be a disc jockey. He wanted to buy a nicer house for his adoptive mother, whom he loved deeply. The disc jockey job was merely a step toward his goal.


Mamie Brown had taught Les to pursue his dreams, so he felt sure that he would get a job at that radio station in spite of what the station manager had said.


And so Les returned to the station every day for a week, asking if there were any job openings. Finally the station manager gave in and took him on as an errand boy—at no pay. At first, he fetched coffee or picked up lunches and dinner for the deejays who could not leave the studio. Eventually his enthusiasm for their work won him the confidence of the disc jockeys who would send him in their Cadillacs to pick up visiting celebrities such as the Temptations and Diana Ross and the Supremes. Little did any of them know that young Les did not have a driver’s license.


Les did whatever was asked of him at the station—and more. While hanging out with the deejays, he taught himself their hand movements on the control panel. He stayed in the control rooms and soaked up whatever he could until they asked him to leave. Then, back in his bedroom at night, he practiced and prepared himself for the opportunity that he knew would present itself.


One Saturday afternoon while Les was at the station, a deejay named Rock was drinking while on the air. Les was the only other person in the building, and he realized that Rock was drinking himself toward trouble. Les stayed close. He walked back and forth in front of the window in Rock’s booth. As he prowled, he said to himself. “Drink, Rock, drink!”


Les was hungry, and he was ready. He would have run down the street for more booze if Rock had asked. When the phone rang, Les pounced on it. It was that station manager, as he knew it would be.


“Les, this is Mr. Klein.” ‘


“Yes,” said Les. “I know.”


“Les, I don’t think Rock can finish his program.”


“Yes sir, I know.”


“Would you call one of the other deejays to come in and take over?”


“Yes, sir. I sure will.”


But when Les hung up the telephone, he said to himself, “Now, he must think I’m crazy.”


Les did dial the telephone, but it wasn’t to call in another deejay. He called his mother first, and then his girlfriend. “You all go out on the front porch and turn up the radio because I’m about to come on the air!” he said.


He waited about 15 minutes before he called the general manager. “Mr. Klein, I can’t find nobody,” Les said.


Mr. Klein then asked, “Young man, do you know how to work the controls in the studio?”


“Yes sir,” replied Les.


Les darted into the booth, gently moved Rock aside and sat down at the turntable. He was ready. And he was hungry. He flipped on the microphone switch and said,


“Look out! This is me, LB, triple P—Les Brown, Your Platter Playing Poppa. There were none before me and there will be none after me. Therefore, that makes me the one and only. Young and single and love to mingle. Certified, bona fide, indubitably qualified to bring you satisfaction, a whole lot of action. Look out, baby, I’m your lo-o-ove man!”


Because of his preparation, Les was ready. He wowed the audience and his general manager. From that fateful beginning, Les went on to a successful career in broadcasting, politics, public speaking and television. – Jack Canfield

Begin your days with inspiration and read a motivational story a day through Chicken Soup for the Soul

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele, 2010. All rights reserved.

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