“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

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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

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

That Risky Single Source of Income Strategy

Being self employed is a step up from being an employee.

For me it’s owning a business that generates income monthly whether I’m there or not that really excites me.

I came to this realization from reading up on books like “The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy” and “Conspiracy of the Rich – The 8 New Rules of Money” as an example.

I also seeked out financial and business building seminars, and talking to women and men that have businesses of their own.

You will amazed at how many financial independent people out there are more than willing to share their “secrets to success.”

And what I discovered is that you can never be a rich employee if your salary is the only source of income.

With the way things are, you can’t even break-even (to meet your monthly expenses) with only one source of income these days.

Having money is only part of the goal.

The real goal are the things having many will offer me.

One of them being Time Freedom.

And having a big business where about 100 households minimum are benefiting from my products or services are rendering.

The aim now is to building and business or an investment that will produce an addition R10,000 per month after tax passive income.

There’s difference being active income and passive income.

The way I see it, no point getting a salary beginning of the month only to start from scratch come the 1st of next month.

No point getting clients that hound me with deadlines and then take centuries to pay me.

I don’t want to be attached to anyone’s strings.

I’m not anyone’s puppet.

I want to be singing what Pinocchio sang come the next two to five years: I had strings but now I’m free. There are no strings on me.”

How about linking up with mentors that support those dreams, so that I can leave a legacy for my children.

The Why is more important than the What.

Unlike opening up a spaza shop that shuts down when I die.

Look at it this way, we all have 24 hours in a day.

But some of us have found a way to make more money than the rest within the same 24 hour time frame.

So it makes sense to find someone who’s doing the thing you want to do financially and then duplicating what they are doing into your life.

The financial winter is coming.

Just saying it’s best being prepared.

I love you.

I’m sorry.

Please forgive me.

Thank you.

~ Musawenkosi Tsoaela

Why I Don’t Wanna Be Broke And Lazy

I enjoy taking a break from my work life story so not to get too attached to the role that I play. It’s in those days that I remind myself that I am not my current salary grade. What I mean by that is that the company pays me what I believe I am worth. And since I believe that I am worth that, the company willingly pays what I believe my worth is to the company.
Ok so after a while, thanks to how the value of things seems to increase by the year, my ability to afford things becomes expensive, especially in comparison to what I earn at work. So it’s from that realisation that I think, “Hey! I should get paid more since the price of living is getting too expensive for me.” You then hang around more and more people who agree with your point of view and instead of walking up to your manager to ask for a pay raise, we form a union organisation and go on a strike demanding we get paid what we are worth.
The company turns around and says, “But you told us you were worth what we pay you.” To which we answer, “No that was a long time ago and things have changed. Pay we me what I am worth to you today.”
Maybe those aren’t the exact words we use but in essence I believe that is what we are communicating to the source of our income. This gets tricky because no matter what the company gives you, you will feel that it not enough. In truth, it will never be enough because you are worth more than your take home salary. This is something you know internally but you would get by with what you have, just like your parents did, until things get too much, leading up to you possibly going on strike again. With the possible idea of working towards adding a self sustaining income generating passive source of income, that makes money for you whether you are there or not – even in your sleep.
Just imagine having more than one source of income…what about an additional 10 sources of income producing R100 or R500 each? How about 100 of those sources of income….10, 000…? Ten thousand of those multiple streams of income would make you a MILLIONAIRE…
But that’s not the kind of conversations one would have during lunch with the other colleagues now is it? We would rather gossip, or talk about how unfair the workload is or where we are going to drink up this month’s pay.
All the while telling ourselves & others that things will be better, we just need to go apply for better positions and hope that we make it.
I’m just saying, wouldn’t it better to speak about ways to serve the public in effortless ways, i.e. going into real estate, stock trading, writing a book(s), opening a chain of restaurants, franchising, applying for tenders, registering a company that you would hire professionals to manage while you are at work, going to seminars or workshops that deal with doing the things that you love and getting PAID for it?
No, not with the guys I work with. Thinking like that is crazy talk because the fear, doubt and anxiety kicks in. Projecting as many excuses that would keep them where they are until the thought of progressing in life becomes too overwhelming that they push away the thought of leaving their comfort zones so to earn a fortune instead of making a living. This becomes too frightening to them.

“How You Feel About Everything Is What You Are Living” – Abraham

So they stick with what works and master the skill of beating traffic while the minority, like myself, look and study ways of living better than I currently am. That does not make me think I am better than them, actually I am grateful for what the do and act because I can use that as a measuring stick of why I don’t what to become…broke and lazy.
(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele, 2010. All rights reserved.

Be The Freedom You Seek

There was a motivational poster my science teacher by the name of Mr. Swart had against one of his that I couldn’t understand.

At one point I had enough and asked a friend whether he understood it.

He immediately said yes as if wondering what human could understand such a basic statement.

I then asked if he could amuse me and explain it to me.

He explained, “The quote is in the form of a question asking what if the enemy that must be feared is not any one outside ourselves but ourselves.”

“Which literaly means that the enemy that should be battled is with ourselves.”

Now I take it that everything external that we all to hurt us is an external version of ourselves we hate.

Hatred is just an error in thought or perception.

Change the perception and you change the outcome.

Negative emotions are also known as resistance, and this blog update I attracted via twitter talks about releasing the resistance.

I pray you find it uplifting and helpful and inspiring and motivational and enriching and awesome and full of love and tenderness.

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele

I Want It, Therefore I Can Never Have It

Life is such a beautiful thing, especially when you expect it to be.

I wanted my next update to allow me to stand naked before you.

Relax I didn’t post a nude picture of myself within this update, but what I meant is that I choose to stand naked before you today so that you can feel my trust in myself and the universe.

Actually I am doing this hoping that you will do the same with yourself also, do this so to allow yourself the chance to see yourself for What and Who you truly are…beautiful.

This journey of self consciousness and awareness through the continual study of the mind and the laws that govern all that is energy has brought me into a space where I am equipped with the necessary tools to become a success – my definition of success is having the bank balance to live life on my own terms – yet my current experience is a complete contrast to what I envision in my mind.

But you know what, honestly, I keep changing my mind so much that it is no surprise that I have not manifested the thing that I wanted because I have so many counter/ like images, wants, goals and desires that I allow to harbour in my mind, that way the “order” never reaches me.

Or if it is, the waiter has to keep on going back to the kitchen to change it.

I hear people, myself included, saying, “I want to be rich, I want to be rich, I want to be rich, I want to be rich,” “I want to have an internet business,” or “I want to get a better paying job,” my favourite “Recession (this), recession (that),” or “The debts that I have are killing me!” this one is common amongst the site I scan “How can I use the law of attraction that they talked about in The Secret to make money,” these ones are from my spam emails “Riches,” “Unemployment,” “Lack of money,” “Business is bad,” here’s one by and from myself and family “I am sick, I am sick, I’m so sick,” “I’m tired, so weak,” aka lack and limitation which is a vibration of fear that is being emitted with every word my thinking has cooked which will normally be followed by its respective deed or act.

The law of attraction is a sub-law to the law of vibration which states that one thing will attract to it anything and everything that is in harmonious vibration to it.

And since E = mc2, that is everything is energy so that includes you, and what we know about energy is that it vibrates – it is by law that you attract to you everything, anything that is in harmonious vibration with you.

So right now you and I are vibrating at rate emitted by every cell in our body, causing us to attract to us things that vibrate in the same way – the thing is it’s our mind that determines how we vibrate, particularly the subconscious mind, at the powerful level this is due to the images that keep popping in our minds.

It what we think about that controls the outcome of our lives because the emotions that sometimes originate from or about what we are thinking that combine into a powerful frequency that execute a command to the Universe, moulding it into providing the feedback – or the thing – that, by law, returns to the source.

In short, we receive and become what we think about.

Keeping in mind, excuse the pun, that the mind thinks in picture – it doesn’t “hear” whether you like it or not or whether you hate it or not – it gives back to you the respective feeling and emotion that you associate with the picture you “see” in your mind.

The greater or the more intense the feeling is, the faster the feedback, or the manifestation, from the Universe.

Hence the line they kept saying to that quarterback in Any Given Sunday: “You have to see it, before you do it.”

What I am saying here is that you have to “see” it and FEEL it for quicker results, that is why this statement of fact holds true, “You Receive What You Fear” by author Neale D. Walsch.

So here I am, the good, decent, hard working guy that I am “wanting.”

I am in want.

I am in a vibration of wanting to get rich.

Wanting to get rich on the internet.

Wanting to get rich in business.

Wanting to get rich in all aspect of my life, because riches can also mean excellent health, good social group, loving family and confidence in self.

But what vibration am I in?

A VIBRATION OF “WANTING.”

And since the Universe or Life or God or Allah or Buddha or You – same thing – gives you back what you manifest from your thoughts and feelings, what do you get?

The experience of “want.”

Cause and effect.

There is a seminar that came to me in parts which was conducted by a mentor and facebook, friend that in David Schirmer, and in one of them he said, “…picture yourself on a golf course about to tee off, and over in the far distance you see a sand bunker, and you immediately say to yourself, “I don’t want the ball to go in the sand.” What picture goes in the mind when you say that? THE BALL GOING IN THE SAND.

Then there is no wonder why life is as it is, because we as SPIRITUAL BEINGS LIVING IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD, let me say that again for emphasis: WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS LIVING IN THE PHYSICAL WORLD, create our lives through the thoughts we have and choose to fill our minds.

And just because you decide at a conscious level that you want to change the results and experience something else, doesn’t mean you have changed it at a subconscious level – the level that makes you think, say and do the things you do automatically, which by the way is the part that governs the things you have and experience in your life.

So “breaking” the protective layer upon layer that has been developing and thickening with every passing moment from the day you were born till now, replacing the images – since the mind “thinks” in pictures and not words, and it is these images that keep on manifesting as your life experience – with the images you would like to have, do or become is the key to success.

The key to your success.

The key to my success.

And this might take a day to do, a week, a month, a year, a decade, half a century, a century or millennia.

It all depends on how much time do you want to spend a day, maybe even starting today, filling your mind with the images, thoughts, feelings and emotions that are in a harmony with the good that you deserve and, not want but rather, choose to experience.

Keeping in mind that one hour is just one twenty fourth of a day.

How Bad Do You Want It?

It’s been two years since I began my journey to self awareness and I still haven’t gotten all the parts right – see this as motivation, do that and you’re already have way in.

To your success and prosperity,

– Musawenkosi Tshoaele