Monthly Archives: October 2012

5 Warning Signs Of A Horrible Boss

1. Kisses-up and kicks-down: “How does the prospective boss respond to feedback from people higher in rank and lower in rank?”

2. Can’t take it: “Does the prospective boss accept criticism or blame when the going gets tough?” Be wary of people who constantly dish out criticism but can’t take a healthy dose themselves.
3. Short fuse: “In what situations have you seen the prospective boss lose his temper?”
4. Flamer: ”What kind of email sender is the prospective boss?”

5. Card shark: “Does the prospective boss share information for everyone’s benefit?”


The Best Investment

Discipline is the ability to stay steadfast in the right principles without straying irrespective of the challenges that come along the way.

The best investment we can ever give ourselves is the complete and full Investment in Discipline. It is with disciple that every other issue falls in place. For instance, we might concentrate on income generation and what we usually call “financial freedom” but without discipline we might never be able to know how to control the usage of the finances appropriately. The discipline in oneself is what enables us to know what to avoid and to “force” ourselves not to do the things we want to do that are harmful to our well-being or the well-being of others as a result of our actions. This is usually so when there are other people involved in our actions.

Many a times, we hear this phrase “freedom of action and speech”. This freedom comes with responsibility. This is so such that for whichever action or utterance we make we must be ready to stand by the actions and consequences that come with it. Every action or utterance we make results into some action or reaction. It is with discipline that we choose what to say or do irrespective of the freedom we are accorded. The constitution gives us the freedom of speech, but with this freedom comes the rights of the person to whom our speech may be directed. So if we use our speech freedom carelessly and abuse someone we will stand to face the consequences if the person we abuse decides to take us to a court of law. It is the inner discipline we posses that will guide us in our behaviour and speech.

Discipline is like nourishment to the body. Without the discipline we are like walking shells without the inner structure. Discipline differentiates the quality and quantity, determines what comes out of the being in the long run. Discipline is an on-going life long process that must be instilled early and made to stick, by habit. Discipline must be habitual. It is not something we do once and forget the following day. That is the only way it gets instilled into the inner core of the psyche.

Lets build discipline in ourselves and our children for prosperity.

Investment in discipline is the BEST investment ever.

7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

1. Be proactive- This is the ability to control one’s environment, rather than have it control you, as is so often the case. Self determination, choice, and the power to decide response to stimulus, conditions and circumstances

2. Begin with the end in mind- This is the habit of personal leadership – leading oneself that is, towards what you consider your aims. By developing the habit of concentrating on relevant activities you will build a platform to avoid distractions and become more productive and successful.

3. Put first things first- This is the habit of personal management. This is about organising and implementing activities in line with the aims established in habit 2. Mental creation is the first then the physical creation.

4. Think win-win- This the habit of interpersonal leadership, necessary because achievements are largely dependent on co-operative efforts with others. Win-win strategy is based on the assumption that there is plenty for everyone, and that success follows a co-operative approach more naturally than the confrontation of win-or-lose.

5. Seek first to understand and then to be understood- One of the great maxims of the modern age. This is the habit of communication, and it’s extremely powerful. A simple analogy to explain this is ‘diagnose before you prescribe’. Simple and effective, and essential for developing and maintaining positive relationships in all aspects of life.

6. Synergize- This is the habit of creative co-operation- the principle that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, which implicitly lays down the challenge to see the good and potential in the other person’s contribution.

7. Sharpen the saw- This is the habit of self renewal, and it necessarily surrounds all the other habits, enabling and encouraging them to happen and grow. Covey interprets the self into four parts: the spiritual, mental, physical and the social/emotional, which all need feeding and developing.

5 Ways to become a Millionaire

Believe it or not, one of the most important indicators of whether you can become a millionaire is how you think. Yes, a large part of financial success begins with your mind.

What are your thoughts about money and wealth? Do you think like the wealthy?

1.Millionaires are not afraid to take risks- Many of us fear change and would rather settle on the easy path – the path of least resistance. This path will never lead to wealth. Millionaires are millionaires because they do things differently from most people. They
are willing to take risks (calculated ones) and responsibility for whatever the outcome.

2. Millionaires are positive thinkers- This does not mean that they deny that things can go wrong. It just means that by default they expect things to work out. Millionaires are realistic positive thinkers. When they create a plan, they anticipate what might go wrong and develop a strategy for coping should that plan go south. This way they decrease their level of failure. And their high success level reinforces their assumed expectations that things will work out in the end.

3. Millionaires cope well with failure- Failure is an inevitable stumbling block on the road to success. Every millionaire has failed at some point, and because they play with high stakes, they’ve probably had some very big failures. A case in point is one Donald Trump who was 900 million in debt at some point.

However, the difference between millionaires and most people is that they don’t dwell on their failures. Instead, they accept them as part of life and make a point of learning from them.

4. They are creators, not victims- Millionaires don’t passively sit around accepting whatever happens to them. If they’re not happy with their current financial situation, they take action. For example, when they lose, it’s highly doubtful that they spend all their energy dwelling on how much money they lost and how they’d never get it back. Instead, they are most likely thinking, “What do I need to do to right now to create enough money to be a millionaire again?”

5. Millionaires are leaders- A follower doesn’t typically come up with a million dollar business idea. And if they do, chances are they won’t act on it. Millionaires think like pioneers. Their minds are always open to the next great opportunity they can turn into a reality. And once they have an idea, they effectively harness the energies to materialize it.

If you want to be a millionaire, you should begin thinking like one. Your mentality colors your entire perspective of the world. And once you begin seeing possibilities where you once saw dead ends, you’ll be surprised at how much abundance there really is to go around

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