“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

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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.

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

“The Book You Don’t Read Won’t Help.” – Jim Rohn

readinghedFinding it kind of cool going back on past blog updates and editing them.

Truly the only control I have apart from myself, outside myself.

It’s an ego thing, I know.

Something that has needed much tender, love and care of late.

There are a lot of life lessons you can learn from living other people’s lives.

I’m not talking about watching The Kardashians but through connecting with people, live, or through books and articles.

The mental stimulation that comes from reading adds to your self improvement.

Otherwise you will be the same person you were a year ago.

And if you want things to change in your life, then you have to change.

That comes through reading.

“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” – Jim Rohn, see Success Magazine

I love you.

Thank you.

Please forgive me.

I’m sorry.

~ Musa

Fight or Flight

Have you ever wanted something so bad that when it gets to be only centimetres away from you that you become too scared to take it?

When the fight or flight response takes over.

Having to decide whether to run away from it or to fight for what you want.

That internal conflict within you that you find comfort in because of how it leads to you doing anything.

The inaction that has brought you to where you are right now.

Where now you are at the crossroads of your life once again where you have to ask yourself which step to take next…

One of relief,

…freedom,

…peace,

…happiness,

…joy,

…accomplishment,

…love,

…recognition,

…success?

Or do you stay in your current state, hoping – like you have been for the past 5 years – for the change to come.

Change that will never come until you change.

I love you.

Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

What’s In It For You?

I’ve been telemarketing for the past 9 months.

Wow.

Was shocked to even realized how long I’ve been here.

Guess time passes you by when you get “caught up” in waking up at 4:30am only to get home at around 8:30pm.

Sales driven environment, I’ve seemed to have lost the plot.

Especially when it comes to my self development education.

Applied knowledge is power.

And I’ve just been going through the emotion of late.

Just grateful to have this blog.

Writing centers me.

My true passion…

But why sales then?

Because it’s outside my comfort zone.

Or at least it was.

For an emotional guy like myself, I feel there’s no better way to manage my emotions than doing sales.

People don’t like to be sold to really.

But if you get the hang of the WIIFM paradigm then you should be good.

W – what’s

I – in

I – it

F – for

M – me

Come I get back to it then.

Lunch break almost over.

I love you.

Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

The Real Reason Why She’s Kicking Your Ass

There’s a book called “The Slight Edge.”

Not sure if I’ve ever blogged about it but even if I did, it’s worth mentioning again.

A longtime friend of mine gave it to me to read once upon a time.

It spoke about how going that one extra mile, that slight edge, adds up eventually.

Next thing you know you’re way ahead of everyone else because your small efforts accumulated into something huge.

Were when once it seemed meaningless, but now the efforts are bearing fruits.

For the whole world to see.

Because of that slight edge…

Or something of that nature.

By Joel Esteen it’s actually Jeff Olsen I believe.

Will upload a photo of the book.

It makes my top 5 must reads.

Just thinking about it now because of this lady that’s kicking my ass in sales.

All because she was working on a craft in the beginning, day in day out.

It’s because of that Slight Edge that she’s now making it look so “easy.”