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Monday, July 22, 2013

The Major Key to Your Better Future is You

 Of all the things that can have an effect on your future, I believe personal growth is the greatest. We can talk about sales growth, profit growth, asset growth, but all of this probably will not happen without personal growth. It’s really the open door to it all. In fact I’d like to have you memorize a most important phrase. Here it is, “The major key to your better future is YOU.” Let me repeat that. “The major key to your better future is YOU.” Put that someplace you can see it every day, in the bathroom, in the kitchen, at the office, anywhere where you can see it every day. The major key to your better future is YOU. Try to remember that every day you live and think about it. The major key is YOU.

Now, there are many things that will help your better future. If you belong to a strong, dynamic, progressive company, that would help. If the company has good products and services you are proud of, that would certainly help. If there were good sales aids, that would help, good training would certainly help. If there is strong leadership, that will certainly help. All of these things will help, and of course, if it doesn’t storm, that will help. If your car doesn’t break down, that will help. If the kids don’t get sick, that will help. If the neighbors stay halfway civil, that will help. If your relatives don’t bug you, that will help. If it isn’t too cold, if it isn’t too hot, all those things will help your better future. And if prices don’t go much higher and if taxes don’t get much heavier, that will help. And if the economy stays stable, those things will all help. We could go on and on with the list; but remember this, the list of things that I’ve just covered and many more—all put together—play a minor role in your better future.

The major key to your better future is you. Lock your mind onto that. This is a super-important point to remember. The major key is you. A friend of mine has always answered when asked, “How do you develop an above-average income?” by saying, “Simple. Become an above-average person. Work on you.” My friend says, “Develop an above-average handshake.” He says, “A lot of people want to be successful, and they don’t even work on their handshake. As easy as that would be to start, they let it slide. They don’t understand.” My friend says, “Develop an above-average smile. Develop an above-average excitement. Develop an above-average dedication. Develop an above-average interest in other people.” He says, “To have more, become more.” Remember; work harder on yourself than you do on your job. For a long time in my life, I didn’t have this figured out.

Strangely enough, with two different people in the same company, one may earn an extra $100 a month, and the other may earn a $1,000. What could possibly be the difference? If the products were the same, if the training was the same, if they both had the same literature, the same tools. If they both had the same teacher, the same compensation plan, if they both attended the same meetings, why would one person earn the $100 per month and the other person earn the $1,000? Remember, here is the difference: The difference is personal—inside, not outside, inside.

You see the real difference is inside you. In fact, the difference IS you. Someone once said, “The magic is not in the products. The magic is not in the literature. The magic is not in the film. There isn’t a magic meeting, but the magic that makes things better is inside you.” And personal growth makes this magic work for you.

The magic is in believing. The magic is in daring. The magic is in trying. The real magic is in persevering. The magic is in accepting. It’s in working. The magic is in thinking. There is magic in a handshake. There is magic in a smile. There is magic in excitement and determination. There is real magic in compassion and caring and sharing. There is unusual magic in strong feeling. You see, all that comes from inside, not outside. So the difference is inside you. The real difference is you. You are the major key to your better future.

* This post is credited to Jim Rohn

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Nelson Mandela turns 95 years: 8 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership, Courage and Success

Nelson Mandela Turns 95: 8 Inspirational Quotes on Leadership, Courage and Success
Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid trailblazer and former President of South Africa, turned 95 on Thursday. Crowds of supporters gathered to celebrate the milestone outside the Pretoria hospital where Mandela is being treated for a recurring lung infection. The ailing leader has been near-death for weeks, though his health has improved this week, and he remains in critical but stable condition.
Mandela is considered one of the world's greatest leaders. After 27 years of imprisonment under South Africa's apartheid government, Mandela became the country's first black president in its first multi-racial elections in 1994. He championed peace, forgiveness and racial unity. He served a five-year term through 1999 and then devoted himself to charity work.

On Courage

'' The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers that fear.''

On Resilience

''The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.''

On Leadership

''A real leader uses every issue, no matter how serious and sensitive, to ensure that at the end of the debate we should emerge stronger and more united than ever before.''

On Growth

''It is so easy to break down and destroy. The heroes are those who make peace and build.''

On Success

''Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.''

On Character

'' Those who conduct themselves with morality, integrity and consistency need not fear the forces of inhumanity and cruelty.''

On Legacy Building

''What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.''

On Communication

'' It is never my custom to use words lightly. If 27 years in prison have done anything to us, it was to use the silence of solitude to make us understand how precious words are and how real speech is in its impact on the way people live and die.''

* Credit goes to Jenna Goudreau for the original post.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Get inspired.

I got an email from a friend from SFI today who really inspired me with her ''thank you gift''. I was so inspired that i couldn't sleep rather i took up my iPad and began to scribble down stuffs that were going through my mind. There is this feeling that comes when you get a ''thank you'' for doing the things you love to do.

Here are some thoughts i will like to share...i hope you enjoy them!

Sense your emotions. Holler. Cry. Yell. Talk it out. Pray. Feel down if you're blue. The key isn't to prevent your feelings. That will only make matters worse. Feel pitiful if you're sad. Feel furious if you're angry. Sense your pain. Feel. Take a bath and shout. Talk on the telephone with a friend and weep. Go see a counselor and cry out. Crying is great. Release. Share your feelings with the higher power. Share your feelings with family. It's O.K. to let yourself carry out the emotions.

Forgive other people if they made errors toward you. Forgive yourself if you've make errors. Forgiveness is cardinal to advancing from your past. Forgiving other people doesn't mean you'll forget. But if you don't forgive, you'll never advance. Forgive for you. Forgive yourself if you weren't there for somebody. Forgive yourself for stating something you didn't mean. Forgive other people for not presenting you a chance. Forgive other people for things they've done to you. Forgive and relinquish the past and advance!

Accept the past for what it was. Accept what occurred. Accept the loss. Accept the hurt. Acceptance is key to marching on from your past. You're on your way to freedom by admitting what can't be altered. The past lets us learn and experience other matters. The past is the past tense.

Live life without any fear. Live with no sorrows. Live for those you lost. Live for desire of something fresh. Live for the trust that brings individuals back together. Living is key to releasing the past. Live a life of delight. Live a full life. Live to help other people. Living a good life doesn't mean the past didn't occur. Don't quit. Live for you. Live and release the past and march on!

See you at the top!

Djebah O'vughe
A Proud SFI Team Leader

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Fire Your Boss And Take Back Your Life!: Find an Opportunity.

Fire Your Boss And Take Back Your Life!: Find an Opportunity.: Have you ever considered working from home in your own business? Are you tired of the Daily Grind and spending all of your working hours m...

Find an Opportunity.

Have you ever considered working from home in your own business? Are you tired of the Daily Grind and spending all of your working hours making money for somebody else but never enough for yourself? Do you catch yourself daydreaming about how wonderful it would be to have your own business where you could be your own boss?

Have you ever wished you could have more time with your kids, family and friends...or just to do the things you love to do?

Well, guess what?

You can have your own business and work from home! Millions of people just like you, all around the world, are joining the Work From Home Revolution and gaining both personal as well as financial freedom.

You can, too!

Let's face it; life is too short to spend it shackled to a dreary, dead end job that brings you nothing except high stress and low pay. Do you know, ''the bad thing about the Rat Race is that even if you win, you are still a rat.'' How true! Working from home can change your life for the better in so many ways.

The advantages of working from home are so many.

1. You don't have to get out in awful weather to go to work, if it's raining, storming, snowing, sleeting, you don't have to worry about it because you can earn a living in the comfort, security and blissful privacy of your own snug little nest.

2. You don't have to buy special clothing that will only be worn to the workplace. Forget those stuffy suits and ties or pantyhose and high heels. You can work in your pajamas or your favourite comfy old sweats if you want to. You save money and are able to be comfortable while you work.

3.  You don't have to work the hours and days of someone else choosing. Neither are you forced to take  breaks, days off or vacations when somebody else says you can. You can do all of these things when it suits you, not someone else.

4.  You do have more time with your family and friends, plus more time for yourself. Working from home has been an absolute Godsend to mothers who need to earn an income, because they don't have to put their kids in expensive child care and can be home for hands on parenting.

5. You do have more control over how much you make. When you work for someone else, you receive a set of amount of pay in most cases. No more, no less. But, when you work for yourself from home and need more income to buy a better car or a new washing machine or pay for a fun vacation, all you have to do is sit down and determine how much more work you need to do or sales you need to make in order to come up with that extra money.

There are lots more advantages of working from home. If others can do it, so can you.

Don't think its possible? Think again. There are people all over the world earning a living working from home. Explore the possibilities!  There are lots of home businesses that you can do. This is one of them.

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

What Does Success Truely Mean?

I was on a conversation this morning with a friend i met on Facebook and we got talking about personal matters after chatting about the economy and world politics for a while. What struck me was the negative and wasted energy that this guy was ''emitting''.

Just because things are not working now doesn't mean that they will remain like that for ever. Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, 'I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.'

Does your definition of success and wealth include the failure of those around you? Desiring a business that brings in money is really different from desiring a business that brings in the most money. Desiring to be a good author is different from desiring to be the finest author.

It's very hard if not impossible to be jealous and happy at the same time. The more often we compare ourselves to other people, the more we expose ourselves to likely unfavorable comparisons. Over comparing ourselves to others can leave us chronically vulnerable, jeopardized, and insecure.

I frankly seldom ever compare myself to other people I know. I can forever find somebody that brings in more money, has a nicer website, publishes more and higher quality content, and teaches better than me.

Alternatively, I center on trying to identify the objective standard of performance that I need to accomplish to remain competitive in the marketplace. I recognize how much I need to publish and how well I need to instruct to be able to find another position if I wanted one. I'm only concerned with the performance of others in as much as I may be able to learn something from them that could better my own operation.

And when things go wrong, we simply have to get over it and progress. But how you move on is vital. Reflection and regret are a waste of effort as well.

Learn to view what you think are shortcomings as an enormous opportunity to learn. Not doing so well is a signal that there's a gap between where we are and where we need to be. Learning to accept the creative tension these gaps give us are the key to continuous learning and betterment.
A long time ago, I was sounding off to my friend about how other people were doing better than me. “Why bother with them?” he responded. “Just do your own thing. Just continue applying and learning – and you’ll do hunky-dory.”

How truthful! Comparison is a waste of our energy. It causes nothing to help our attempts, and we’re simply pouring energy and time into all these worthless endeavors.
Whatever you're applying yourself to, merely center on doing it well. Centre on the only step you are able to take – the one you're taking now. Blank out the past; blank out the future; blank out the other people.

If infants could compare then only a humble percentage of us would be walking as grownups; the rest would have quit years ago. When babies discover how to crawl, walk, and run, they're strictly centered on the act itself. They don’t look around and compare, and get down in the mouth – that baby is more precious, that baby is already walking, and look…That one is already running! Stop wasting your energy

Take the time to redefine success for yourself. Include in your definition of success play and laughter. Put happiness in it. Include feeling content and gratified now in it. This is how you draw in and produce wealth. And lastly, enjoy success now! Not later.


Djebah 'Vughe
A proud SFI Bronze Team Leader