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 A Turtle Can Run Circles Around You In Slow Motion And Still Leave You Breathless

turtle finding nemo Pictures, Images and Photos
My friend had a turtle tied to the fence with a rope, which acted like a leash, roped through its shell.

Once left untied, I was told, the turtle had a tendency of having a search party looking all over for him, thanks to the neighbours in the surrounding homes within their complex, which at times took the whole day before they found the little rascal.

In amazement I lifted the little bugger and gently placed him as near to the fence it was tied to as possible so to hopefully witness the speed it took to make its gateway, only to the extent of the rope it was tied to of course.

The jailbird eventually stuck its head out, maybe realizing that the coast might be clear for another prison break, and to my amazement, even though I shouldn’t have been – I mean it WAS a turtle – the little guy began taking little, turtle steps forward.

Slow, small turtle steps forward, one after another.

And here was a guy I was told that once I untie him and ignore him for less than 5 minutes, would do a Houdini on me.

But on taking a closer look, you could swear that each and every one of his steps forward were deliberate. As small as they might seem to the naked eye, this guy had the law of compounding effect on his side.

A universal law Jeff Olson brought to my attention in a book a friend borrowed me called “The Slight Edge.”

You might have heard of it?

In any case, Jeff made an example of this law of compounding effect by telling a story about two sons who where asked to choose one of two forms of inheritance.

Whether they wanted to receive 1 million dollars immediate cash over 1 cent every day that doubles every day (as in 1c becomes 2c which then becomes 4c and then 8c, etc)?

The one son chose the one million, which after 30 days amounted to half a million due to the economy, staff that needed to be paid, bad debts, loans, etc.

But the son that choice the 1 cent inheritance was worth over ten million dollars ($10,737,418.24c to be precise) on day 30.

Thanks to this Universal law of compounding effect.

Activating this law of compounding effect by actively being involved in day to day activities that bring you closer and closer to your goal, is a discipline that is easy to do, and easy not to do.

Keeping in mind that once you brake the chain of your daily compounding actions you lose its power, as in skipping a day makes success long in coming to you.

Some of the daily disciplines that Jeff Olsen writes about in “The Slight Edge” include:

» reading 20 pages a day from a self help book – an empowering book that provides you with applicable principles that you can begin using today to change your life for the better;

» listening to 15 minutes of a self empowering audio every day and going to a self improvement seminar or workshop every other month.

Yes, he was inspired by the great American motivational speaker and business man Jim Rohn who also preaches these kind of disciplines in his teachings & articles, articles I receive regularly via emails from subscribing for free on this site www.JimRohn.com by the way.

Jeff delivers this all the above disciplines so to change your Philosophy – See for more http://www.topachievement.com/slightedge.html – of life.

Which, according to his multi millionaire organizations he built and the people he does workshops with & his personal experience, determines the results of how our life turns out.

Through “The Slight Edge” Jeff Olson shifted something inside of me that invites me to approach for success with just small, disciplined, persistent, consistent actions towards my goal every day. Hence this article of appreciation for his work and positive, empowering influence on me.

My success will only “easily” come to me through the use of deliberate, planned steps I take daily towards it. Through what the author of the book “The Slight Edge” calls daily disciplines and not errors in judgment repeated over time that will sabotage my success.

This book should make up part of your personal development library I am recommend you buy yourself a copy on either (affiliate recommendation) Amazon.com or attract it in one of your local bookstores.

Thank you.

I love you.

~ Musawenkosi Tshoaele

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.

“There Is Nothing To Fear But Fear Itself”

I believed she [my blog] needed a touch of luxury to her, and I felt that an Aston Martin DB 9 would suffice.


It’s like an expensive shoe that I wear only in the ‘burds so not to be soiled by the dusty township.


An expensive suede shoe…Italian obviously.


Funny, [Musa chuckles] the conviction behind my desire for this car, not only this car but the lifestyle that comes with it, intimidates most of the people I know.


I find it extremely intriguing how they seem to mirror my limiting beliefs regarding “living out my dreams.”


It’s as if the “true me” remains in bed, trapped by the freedom my dreams while I continue dressing up my fear so to get ready for the day.


It’s no wonder why it’s hard for them to believe me, or is it believing IN me, when my results had shown the contrary.


In the world of results we tend to believe “It” when we see “It” and not believe “It” when we don’t see “It.”

As if our eyes would never lie to us.

“Wouldn’t It Be Nice If…”



So I come back here, to my little corner of insanity, where all things are possible, where I can create what the world sees as miracles, even though I call them simple desires & draft out simple steps on what I believe needs to be done for me to get mine.


Filling my head with as much “crazy stories” that I sometimes let slip & challenge people’s reality as a result, to my fascination, but ease up on my mad scientist, law of attraction BS, so not to be an outcast, I guess.


I mean, talk long enough about how thoughts become things, and how dominate thoughts manifest themselves in the real world and, well, the world tend to become less populated if you know what I mean.


[And yes even best friends can be the things that limit your success in life.]


And then I make up one day in the top 1% of the successful people in the world.


A quote I wrote on my @musa23 account comes to mind: 


“Do the thing you fear, and the death of fear is certain.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson


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

We Are Abundant To The Extent Of Our Belief

Twitter Update: #gratitude We are abundant to the extent of our #belief. Beyond that is a thrill known as #faith.

And where is this I am refering to?

We can begin by your sheer will to live.

Time and time again you and I have dodged the bullet sometimes without realising or maybe even taking it for granted.

That [staying alive/ living] takes some faith to do, even if most of it is subconscious.

How many do you know who aren’t alive today to read this?

That is something do be grateful for.

Time has taught me to be grateful for the heart that’s still pumping.

So I’m grateful for Time too.

Circumstance tends to blind the hopeful to the light of salvation.

Shoulders back, back straight, chest out, even though I feel wounded emotionaly, is one of the reasons that has speeded the process of my success.

Especially those days when I feel like I’m going to breakdown and cry, it’s on those time when some at work where I’m strongest…

Feeling weak makes me strong?

No, not in that way.

What I meant is that growth occurs when we stretch ourselves. Be it voluntarily or unexpectedly.

How does one handle change?

…Google it!

Or maybe Ask & It Is Given
can help.

Lol, help is less than $17 away, hehehe

Yours in deep gratitude,

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele, 2010

Neville Goddard, And Why You Can’t Afford Not Knowing Him

I’ve just come across Neville Goddard via a 21 day law of attraction challenge on this site.

And you know I don’t hog the good stuff if I can help it :]

“The principles work if you work the principle.” – Jack Canfield

So download this audio and putting on repeat.

Don’t stop there.

Use it :o)!

Here is Neville Goddard and The Secret of Imagination

Abundant love & prosperity,

(c) Musa Tshoaele, 2010

PS: Twitter me @Musa23 if you like & I also do Facebook

Never Lose Your Momentum…


You can have anything you want, by giving everyone everything that THEY want.

I had a tough conversation with my @thube about what am I doing to create the financial satisfying lifestyle I am promoting.

…Gulp…

I have spent most of my days playing computer games, becoming a walking encyclopedia with the self-help books I’ve reading, listening to personal development audio clips & writing about my perception of what I have read, and making non-impactful attempts at visualizations and affirmations.

And the Steps Towards Riches I proudly advertise via Think and Grow Rich are steps half taken, hence the partial success.

I think I was talking to myself when I spoke of having the courage to act.

To take action by writing out a plan for my goals…

And there was a time in my life when I did this [the implementation of my goals] so well that my successes came effortlessly.

I was what Dr. Joe Vitale would call Action-Oriented.

Come to think of it, this was a trick I learned from reading The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Dr. Stephen R. Covey some years ago were he wrote how I have roles in my life that need to be well played in order for me to highly effective.

For instances I am a:

  • Son
  • Brother
  • Cousin
  • Nephew
  • Grandson
  • Friend
  • Boyfriend
  • Colleague
  • Employee
  • Community Member
  • Writer
  • Internet Marketer
  • Spiritual Being
  • Physical Being
  • Blogger, and so on.

Then I look at how I work on improving on the roles I play so to make my life better.

Because when I am happy, I am able to infect everyone around with my being happy.

So now that I have my roles laid out I can now focus on how I can best improve on them.

So I take the 24-hours I have in a day and minus the time I sleep, and with the remainder I will decide on the what portion do I dedicate in being a better Spiritual Being, Son, Brother, Colleague, Internet Marketer, Friend, etc.

These would be a number of tasks I give myself to complete like meditating for 15 minutes in the morning, doing my house chores for 30 minutes.

Giving my sister driving lessons for 1 hour.

Dedicating the 7 hours I spend at work making it easier for co-workers to interact with me [I tend to be anti-social at times with everyone talking about a life or scarcity when I live in a world of abundance. Who can I relate to without taking a step back in my progress?].

30 – 45 minutes networking with people on the Net.

The amount of waves I made planning out my action-oriented days has gotten me employed, new clothes, a car, a computer with internet connection,increased self confidence, informal education in the form of the self-help & empowering books and audios I now have, and other small success that I allowed to become blurred with me losing my momentum.

The hunger that was there when I was a dependent in college and during my time as a temp’ worker needs to be resurrected.

Somewhere along the line I lost focus and began thinking that I do not control the outcome, my pace slowed down and almost everyone who I outran at the starting line caught up and left me behind.

But this must only serve as a motivator and something I need to work on towards my intend success in life.

The only true difference from a person who is success and one who is not, is the former takes action while the latter does not.

“Knowledge, Without Application, Is Potential Power.”

And this sense of fulfillment comes from giving myself to the world in joyful service that is harmonious to my purpose, the reason why I am here.

Anywuu I just thought I should share because you beautiful and I love you.

Have blast Taking Action, and if this be my last blog for the year: HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND AN ABUNDANTLY PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR!!!

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele 2009