Wednesday, December 26, 2007

I pray all your dreams come to pass faster than you can imagine!
"noel. noel, noel, nooooel, born is the king of israel" - Unknown

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


So that we may know God better and feel His quiet power
Let us daily keep in silence a meditation hour
For to understand God's greatness and to use His Gifts everyday
The soul must learn to meet Him in a meditative way
For our father tells is Children that if they would know His Will,
They must seek Him in silence when all is calm and still

For Nature's greatest forces are found in quiet things
Like softly falling snowflakes drifting down on Angel's wings
Or petalsdropping soundlessly from a lovely full-blown rose
So God comes closest to us when our souls are in repose
So let us plan with prayerful care to always allocate
A certain portion of each day to be still and meditate

For when everything is quiet and we're lost in meditation
Our soul is then preparing for a deeper dedication
That will make it wholly possible to quietly endure
The violent world aorund us
- adapted
Quote of the post
"In quiet and confidence is your strenght" -Isaiah 30:15

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Have u failed?

Have you failed? Try again. You say that you have tried
again and failed again? Well, try again, and again,
and again!

Don't Quit!

Almost everyone knows the story of Thomas Edison who
refused to quit. He tried about ten thousand items before
he got the light bulb to work. I think we're all glad that he
didn't quit, especially if you are reading this article on
your computer!

Some might say, "Oh, sure, Thomas Edison. You know,
he was a brilliant inventor." It may be true that he was
a brilliant inventor, but the fact remains that he was not
a quitter! And that's the point.

Countless stories tell the tales of men and women who
just refused to quit, refused to give up, and refused to
give in. Each disappointment was just another step
closer to victory. That's how they looked at it. But sadly,
far too many people look at a set back or a disappointment
as a failure, and then they just quit. They abandon their
dreams, they discard their goals, they put their plans in
a drawer and just quit!
Thomas Edison once said, "Many of life's failures are
people who did not realize how close they were to success
when they gave up. Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one
more time. I am not discouraged, because every wrong
attempt discarded is another step forward. I have not failed.
I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."

That's a great attitude, isn't it? It really is, because
quitting is a choice, just as trying again is a choice.
Having a positive attitude is a choice, just as having a
negative attitude is a choice. Having and maintaining a
positive attitude, regardless of the situations and
circumstances, will keep you on the road to success.
On the other hand a negative, defeated attitude, will most
certainly keep you from having the success that you desire.
Sometimes, you may have the best of intentions to

maintain a positive attitude, but then you allow the
opinions of others to talk you out of your dreams.
You've probably noticed how often people try to talk
you out of your dreams. They are so quick to tell you
that you can't, instead of encouraging you and telling
you that you can.

Regardless of what others say or think, it is really up to
you to tell yourself that you can. It is up to you to refuse
to quit, refusing to give up on your dreams. The Bible
promises that if you acknowledge God in all your ways He
will direct your path. That's quite a promise!
Regardless of how you feel, regardless of what others are

saying, regardless of how many times you have failed,
keep asking for His help and direction, keep seeking, and
refuse to quit.
A very helpful method is to have a clear picture in your

mind of where you want to go and what you want to do.
Don't dwell on where you are now. Instead, see yourself
where you want to be.
You can be successful in whatever category of life that you
want to be. It all depends on how you see the situation. Is
you focus on your present situation, or is it on what lies
ahead? Do you see set backs as the end of the road, or, as
just another step closer to success and victory? After a
mistake do you say, "That's it? This doesn't work, I'm
quitting?" Or, do you say, "I am going to figure this out
and I will be successful."

Your goals and your dreams are yours. Whether or not
anyone else cares about them or encourages you, they are
yours, and they are important. And, God is very concerned
about your happiness and fulfillment.
If you refuse to quit you cannot fail. God is not in the failure

business; He is in the success business. With His help and
direction, you can be successful in every category of life.
Every day the choice is yours, so don't choose to quit!

"never ever ever ever give up" - Wiston Churchill

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Transforming your life with the power of books

I was listening to "America's Success Coach", Jack Canfield,
recently and he told a story that reminded me of Bob
Proctor's "333 Story" from his international bestseller
"You Were Born Rich". In summary, the "333 Story" is a
great example of what you can achieve when you make a
firm decision and remain open to possibilities rather than
focus on obstacles.

Jack Canfield recounted that while he was in Atlanta
promoting his book, "Success Principles: How to get from
where you are to where you want to be", that he was
interviewed by a woman who said his publisher had sent
her two copies of his book.

She read one and gave the second copy to her brother
who had been unemployed for three years.
He was depressed and refused to venture out.
Well three weeks later her brother had finished the book.

He shaved, put on a suit and attended three job interviews.
Just three days later he was offered a job. Just writing about this
gives me goose bumps. Books indeed have the power to transform
your life.

It was novelist, journalist and poet, Christopher Morley who said:
"When you give someone a book, you don't give him just paper, ink,

and glue. You give him the possibility of a whole new life."
This man had certainly been given a new lease on life when he was

given the gift of "Success Principles".
It can be argued that one book has single-handedly transformed

the world of personal development. Someone gave a little
green book to Lloyd Conant who spent an entire weekend
reading and rereading its contents. On Monday morning he
decided that he would build a world-class corporation and
that is exactly what he did. Nightingale-Conant is a giant in the
field of personal development. The company is recognised around
the world for the quality of its training programs and all the leaders
in the field of personal and business development, marketing and
sales training, spiritual growth and wealth building aspire to have
their resources distributed by Nightingale-Conant.

One evening, Lloyd Conant told Bob Proctor and Harold Gash,
two of his "top lieutenants", about the little green book. Proctor
was just itching to discover the name of the book and more
importantly what was written in the pages of this book that has
had directed Lloyd Conant to his true purpose in life - to put the
inspirational and educational recordings of Earl Nightingale in every
home around the world. The book was "The Science of Getting Rich"
and, though its text is outdated by our twenty-first century standards,
it continues to fascinate and inspire a new army of transformational

Bob Proctor says of "The Science of Getting Rich" that
"The contents of this book have served as the foundation

for every personal development program I have written for
the past quarter century."
In fact, Bob Proctor used this book as the basis of his

"Science of Getting Rich" seminar - a powerful seminar that
has helped thousands of people across the world better
understand, and apply with outstanding results, the process
of wealth creation.
The little green book inspired Rhonda Byrne to create

and produce the movie "The Secret" - a movie which
I recently heard described as a blockbuster. That made
me smile for this movie does not feature the likes of Bruce
Willis, Halle Berry, Samuel L Jackson, Brad Pitt,
Angelina Jolie, Matt Damon or George Clooney. There are
no breath-taking action scenes, suspenseful car chases or
even elaborate sets.
Instead, the movie features the likes of Bob Proctor,

Loral Langemeier, Rev. Michael Beckwith, Jack Canfield,
Lisa Nichols, Dr Joe Vitale and Bob Doyle among others.
The film stars teachers, philosophers, finance experts,
psychologists, physicists and authors. Bizarre, isn't it? But
when you understand the spirit in which this film was made
it really is no surprise that it has been as successful as it has
been and, more importantly, the power of this movie to
transform lives across the globe.

"As you learn The Secret you will come to know how you can
have, be or do anything you want. You will come to know who
you really are. You will come to know the true magnificence
that awaits you in life."

I'm sure you can recall a book, perhaps even given to you by
a friend or loved one, that made a significant impact on your
life. I urge you therefore, to continuing reading inspirational
books and to give someone you care about the gift of a great book.
(I have Rhonda Byrne to thank for this article)

Historically, the greatest life transfroming book is the HOLY
BIBLE and not just that, it is also the bestseller of all time.
I am an avid reader and believe me when i say most books
are based on biblical principles. My suggestion? Just go directly

"This book of the law shall not depart oput of your mouth.." - The BiBLE

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Investing in your personal growth and development

i believe this article will benefit your life. i got it from a friend

Investing in your personal growth and development is one
of the most powerful ways to produce results in your life.
You may have a specific area of your life that you are not
satisfied with and would like to change; such as your finances,
confidence level, health, career, relationships. What I mean
by growing yourself is taking personal development seminars,
courses, workshops, working with a coach, or joining a mastermind
group anything that focuses on learning about you. It is powerful
taking on the journey of wanting to know more about yourself
and what stops you and gets in your way.

When you do not invest in your own personal growth and
development you keep producing the same results in your life.
Little change and it feels like you are banging your head up
against the wall. You are clueless about what to do and how to
change because the mind that created your problems can not
fix them. Once you take on the task of learning about yourself
you discover new possibilities for solving your problems and
many times they simply disappear.

When you commit to growing and expanding as a person your life
grows and expands as result, there is no way around it. Also
when you grow the people around you grow too and are affected
by your growth. When you experience breakthroughs and
produce amazing results the people around you do too. Every
time I take a seminar or workshop and have a breakthrough
my clients and the people in my life also have breakthroughs
and produce results in their life. If you see growing yourself as
a duty for yourself and for the people in your life it makes your
commitment so much more meaningful. You know that your
growth will have an impact on the lives of others. It always
excites me when I finish a seminar and I get to witness
miraculous things happening in the lives of people around me.

You may be resistant to taking personal development courses
and seminar because you have some concerns about personal
growth and self-help. I can understand because I had some
concerns too at one time. Maybe you fear by taking a personal
development seminar or hiring a coach you are admitting you
have problems or are one of those self-help people? I used to
be so cut off from taking workshops and seminars because I
felt like it was admitting that I had problems or there was
something wrong with me. But what I realized is that we all
have problems, life is full of problems and learning how to
deal with problems powerfully and effectively is not something
to be ashamed of.

It takes courage, commitment, and being open minded to do
personal development work. Every time I take a course and
work with my coach I feel empowered and less like a victim
of the circumstances in my life. I feel excitement and passion
about my life. Before I used to dread life and dealing with
problems. I avoided problems and wished they would go away
but all they did was grow bigger. Now the problems I have do
not scare me because I know I can handle them and I also have
a support system of people who help me when I am stuck and
blocked. Now I embrace a challenge and look forward to the
opportunity to grow. It is a completely different way of
approaching life. I choose to play at the game of life instead
of running from it or being a spectator.

From my experience of becoming open to growing and
expanding myself I also saw that I was stingy and not sharing
with the people in my life about the personal work I was doing.
I did not want to tell people because I was concerned about how
they would react and feared they would judge me. I have heard
things like "you paid for that?" "I could have told you that." So
I kept a lot of what I was doing to myself. But as time went on
people would ask me what I was doing? My enthusiasm for life
excites other people and they want that for themselves. Now I
share openly and honestly about what I am up to and what I
use to help me grow as a person.

My commitment to grow and expand personally has been the
driving force in creating my life the way it is now. I acknowledge
that I can not grow on my own and that I need the support of
others. I accept that in order to produce effective, extraordinary,
immediate results in my life I need to grow and expand myself
by taking classes, working with service providers, reading books,
and being a life time student in getting to know me. I also
became comfortable with saying I do not know what to do and
I need help. I know I want to produce a specific result in this
area of my life and I am willing to learn what I need to in order
to succeed.

There are so many great programs and services out there that
can alter your life and help you create magnificent results. Are
you willing to invest in yourself? Are you open to seeing what
you may have done to cause your life the way it is and find a
new way? I have never regretted investing in my growth and
development becuase I always get something out of it. I also
accept that this is a life long process and one weekend or one
book can not change my life forever. As I change I need
services and support that can help me handle the new
changes and continue to grow. - Adapted
Your assignment:
Think about an area of your life where you would do anything
to change or improve it. Then start looking around for personal
growth services that focus on producing results in that area of
your life. If you do not know where to start, ask people you
know what personal growth and development work they
have done. Ask them what they recommend. When you
find a seminar or class that really excites and inspires you
take a leap of faith and sign up.

Quote of the post
"it's your life...Improve it" - olusegun Adedokun

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Nine Career Building Blocks for Success

You’ve got your basic education behind you and in
your first position, or you’ve been on the job for
awhile, you ask yourself what additional qualities
do I need to help my career? You’ve started a
business and you ask yourself the same question?
What learnable skills are essential for career and
business success?In study after study, and surveys
taken with many executives and successful business
owners the following nine learnable skills and abilities
are the most valued. Even without specific education
or experience these learnable skills will contribute
greatly to your ongoing performance and career

The critical nine career building skills and abilities
are: (In no particular order, as each job or business
has its own set of priorities.)

1. Selling Skills
To get people to buy your ideas, services or products
is a quick definition of the selling skill. If you have a job,
you've managed to make at least one sale -- that of
your services to an employer. Business does not happen
without sales. Selling skills are part of the skill category
of Negotiation, which is listed among the nine top skills.
It's so important, before you do anything, you should
read and study one or more of the best books on sales.

2. Writing Skills
Others want to know what you know. So, you to write
it down for them. You have to write it succinctly,
precisely and in a way that is easily understood. You
need to provide them instructive, believable, and
motivational and convincing written material. It should
communicate what you know and what you can do. You
no doubt, definitely, without a question, must be able to
write effectively to get to the peak of your career or

3. Speaking Skills
You must be able to speak up for yourself and your
department at meetings. Getting a pet project or a
budget approved means speaking well and persuasively.
Running effective meetings, interviewing and even
arguing for a raise require good speaking skills. You certainly
must speak well at least one-to-one in order to sell anything.
All of the foregoing requires the same skills as public speaking.
You can learn the skills from a book or class and through
practice. Joining a local Toastmasters club is probably the
easiest way to become comfortable speaking to an audience of
any size, whether it’s to one or one thousand.

4. Leadership Skills
Leadership is the ability to get people to do what you
want them to do. If you are a good leader, people will
do what you've asked them to do, whether or not you
are there to supervise. If you are a great leader, they
will do what you've asked, strive to do it well, enjoy
working for you and try to do more than you've asked,
just to please you. If you are inspired leader, they will do
what you ask, try to contribute as much more as you will
allow, make sure that whatever they do is the highest
quality they can give you, and consider their work not
merely enjoyable, but rather a shared vision partnership
with you. Leadership includes the skills of motivation,
change facilitation, behavior modification and conflict management.

5. Judgment Skills
Good judgment is one of the most valued abilities.
Making accurate evaluations, outlining possible options
and then making a sensible choice is a valuable commodity.
Choices, regarding people, are especially prized. It is the
ability to develop informed opinions. The development of critical
thinking skills, and the careful laying out of options all go
toward building this skill. Carefully examining all the options,
even with less than 100% of the desired information, will more
often than not allow you to make a “good judgment.”

6. Organizational Skills
The management of time. The management of people.
The management of the processes. All organized so that
everything is efficiently accomplished with the least amount
of time and overall cost. A skilled organizer starts with their
own time management and branches out to include subordinates
and other things within their control.

7. Negotiation Skills
Negotiation is the basic ability to persuade others to do what
you want or give you what you want. These talents are closely
related to selling skills and to motivation. Further, they are an
essential component to leadership. You can study and learn
from any number of books the essential skills that will help you
get others to cooperate with you in achieving your mutual goals.
Those who apply this skill successfully on behalf of their
employers and themselves almost always get ahead of their
peers-usually way ahead.

8. Financial Skills
When you get into a management position you must know
about financial planning and budgeting. To move higher, you
must be knowledgeable about all aspects of corporate finance,
cash flow, taxes, return on investment, asset valuation and
valuing mergers and acquisitions are just some of financial skills
you must acquire. However, there's plenty of easy to
understand information in books and seminars as well as
relevant trade journals that will give you a hand.

9. Information Gathering and Technology Skills
This essential skill includes finding the best news, articles,
books, tapes, videos, training and other written and multiple
media sources that keep you current and "in the know" in
your field of expertise. You should also develop and cultivate
access to experts who can assist or direct you to the right
information. A wide network of experts will speedup your
ability to gather information. Storing the information you
acquire, making it easy to access and add to it easily is another
skill you need to acquire. At a minimum you should be able to
make and use databases, to learn and use basic research skills
and to be able to do quick, effective internet searches.You will
not get ahead without knowing how to use all the current
technology relevant to business in general and to your field in
particular. You will not get ahead without it. At a minimum,
you must acquire basic computer user skills. Also if you make
any sorts of presentations, for example, you need to know how
to use projectors, projected video, audio amplification systems,
computer-assisted training programs and computer projected

The nine career building skills all require an analysis
as to where you are now. Need to improve your writing ability?
Start with a plan and do something every day to advance the
skill. Do the same with all of the nine. Build and work a reading
and studying list and in no time you’ll find your career skills

"Keep improving" - unknown

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

6 Things Every Successful Business Owner Realizes

All successful entrepreneurs employ the same 6 basic
business techniques, no matter what is the business or
the industry.

They all start with the same knowledge, wherever it was
learned. Remember these basics and keep them first and
foremost in your mind; they will apply to any business you

1.To Thy Own Self Be True
To be successful in business, you must be very
self-aware. Many people really don't know their
strengths and weaknesses, or don't plan to take
advantage of strengths and minimize weaknesses.
Consider your strengths and weaknesses honestly,
and write them down. Discover ways to ameliorate your
weaknesses, but don't devote all your time to them.
Place your efforts into things you are good at. Build your
strengths, don't fix your weaknesses, as it is put by the
Gallup Organization in "Now Discover Your Strengths," this
can put you on the path to success.

2.Customers Are Your Main Priority
In every successful business customers come first. If you
forget the importance of the customers, you'll risk the stale
state of mediocrity among your competition. However you
label them - customers, clients, or consumers, must be at the
center of all you do. (remember yesterday's story of the 2
doctors?) Beware, don't just pretend to care, because they
can detect a phony at a distance Make sure to understand
the world as seen by your customers. Ask questions, and
take the time to listen to their answers. And be sure to read
between the lines and listen to what they’re NOT saying.
Pay close attention to nonverbal cues, including body language.
The more effort you put into getting to know your customer,
the more your business will succeed.

3.Relationships Reign Above All
Businesses have never succeeded without networking.
Begin to build relations ships with important people,
whether they be colleagues, experts or mentors, it will
pay off in the end. In a stable environment, a good network
helps your business grow; in uncertain times, the support
of a network helps your business stay on track.

4.Expect Change
We cannot expect things to remain the same. Business's
are much like the human body; they grow, develop, mature,
and transform. Expect and welcome that change it when it
comes. Being aware of potential unexpected events will help
you cope with set backs without sacrificing your sanity. Running
a successful business will take flexibility--straying away from a
set strategy is often necessary to avoid losses. Don't sweat
the details, they most likely will change; try and envision all
the possible outcomes so they do not blind side you. Analyze
your options, and embrace the situation as an opportunity to
overcome by simply taking a deep breath.

5.Keep Progressing
Businesses and those people that own them never cease in
movement. From small day to day actions to major decisions,
a thriving organization is marked by productivity. Think about
how to be more productive and that will then increase your
sales and profits. Don't overlook the possibility of increasing
your business efficiency with new technology. Perhaps, the
remedy for your production problems is automation, or
possibly the solution for your overwhelming internal workload
is outsourcing. It is possible to increase your productivity with
a variety of methods. Find what works for your business and
go with it. A good investment will pay for itself with increased
savings or better sales.

6.Balance Is Key
Business has the tendency to take over a person's life. If not
kept under control, it will. The most outstanding business
owners are summed up not only by their bottom line, but their
top line as well. Their business doesn't take over their life
because they keep life in balance. Due to the difficulty of keeping
a balance between one's private life and one's work, some people
find it necessary to set aside appointment time explicitly for
themselves and their families. This is a great idea! In the same
way that you'd set aside time for a business appointment,
explicitly write "sit down and relax" or "go on a walk with the
kids" in your planner--and then do it! Once you plan out your
day, you can balance out the time you have. Work and life
balance actually increases your chances for business success.

Quote of the post
"Screw it, let's do it" - Richard Branson

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

You'll be successful...

... if you learn from this short tale of two doctors.

A young doctor had great plans for his medical career.
He had the image of the wonderful medical complex
he'd build. He knew precisely where he wanted to be
in a few years time.
Whenever patients came to him he took a lot of their

time telling them about his lofty plans. Word went round
about this young doctors practice. He noticed that each
new month left him with fewer patients.He had a class mate
who equally had lofty goals and dreams.

However, this classmate of his had a different strategy...

He never shared his dreams and goals with his patients.
Rather, he took great pains to make sure they are
well-catered for. His goal was simple: To ensure that
anyone who visited him once will never want to go to another
doctor for anything he could handle.
His patients were very happy ones. He noticed that each

new month his patients were increasing. He saw new faces
who told him what great distances they had to cover just
to see him. And when he made inquiries, he discovered
they were referrals from his past patients.
To cut a long story short, the first doctor quit medical

practice declaring it unprofitable while the second doctor
(the wise one) went on to achieve all his dreams.

What does this story have to do with you as a (business) person?

Simple! Life is all about people and since it is,
everything else in life is all about people - businesses,
ideas, markets, institutions, whatever.

Attend to your prospects' real needs.

Take care of them and they'll take care of you.

Just as a doctor needs patients to show how good a
doctor he is, you need high quality prequalified leads
to jump-start your business and the cheapest mode of
advertisement is also the most effective - WORD OF MOUTH
of delighted clients

Just don't forget to attend to their needs!

Quote of the post
"if you help pthers meet their needs, they'll
definitely help you meet yours "- unknown

Monday, October 15, 2007

Being Rich is a Choice

Do you want to be rich? Everybody will probably say ‘yes.’
Then why is it that so many are struggling financially?
Why is that the majority of the people are in debt?

Research shows that 80% of the individuals will never be
financially free in the way they’d like to be and 80% will
never claim to be truly happy.

Why is that? The reason is simple. Most people are living
their life by default. Every successful and wealthy person
will tell you that you have to decide to be rich and successful.
You have to make a choice that you want to live your life by
design and not by default. Your character, your thinking
and your beliefs are a critical part of what determines the
level of your success.You create the exact amount of your
financial success, so write down exactly how much money you
want to have and by which date and have a strong desire to
reach your goal. When you have this desire, you have to
believe that you can make it happen. Because if you
don’t believe you can do it, chances are you won’t.

There are different things you can do to build your belief.

One way is using by using your subconscious mind
you will achieve your goals much faster. As your subconscious
mind doesn’t know the difference between reality and thought,
you can start creating your ideal life in your mind by visualizing
it. Feel what it’s like to be rich and have abundance in your life.
See what you’re life will look like when you are financially

Another great way to build your belief is to fill your
mind with inspirational stories of other people that have
succeeded. Think about Thomas Edison who decided to
invent the the electrical lamp. He had an idea and he
believed he could do it. He knew that every failure was
bringing him closer to success. When something didn’t
work he tried a different approach. At the end he said
‘I knew I had to succeed, because I ran out of things that
didn’t work’. And when a journalist asked him what it was
like to fail so many times, he answered ‘I didn’t fail the first
9,999 experiments. Inventing the electrical lamp was a
process of 10,000 steps, I just had to take each one of

Practical dreamers never quit and neither can you if
you want to be rich. Make a plan and keep adjusting it if it
doesn’t work the first time. Every failure brings you closer
to success. You have to be willing to do what it takes. Most
people think this involves only hard work, sacrificing your
health and your family life, or being dishonest, but that is not

Keep in mind that your character, your thinking and
your beliefs will determine your success. If you want to be
really successful and rich, you have to focus on the person
you want to become.

Quote of the post
"your subconcious mind is an underutilized asset"
-olusegun Adedokun

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Rick Warren interview

This is an absolutely incredible interview with Rick
Warren, author of "Purpose Driven Life"

His wife now has cancer, and he now has "wealth"
from the book sales.

In the interview by Paul Bradshaw with Rick
Warren, Rick said:

"People ask me, "What is the purpose of life?" And
I respond: In a nutshell, life is preparation for eternity.
We were made to last forever, and God wants us to be
with Him in Heaven

One day my heart is going to stop, and that will be

the end of my body--but not the end of me.

I may live 60 to 100 years on earth, but I am going

to spend trillions of years in eternity. This is the
warm-up act - the dress rehearsal.

God wants us to practice on earth what we will do

forever in eternity. We were made by God and for
God, and until you figure that out, life isn't going to
make sense.

Life is a series of problems: Either you are in one now,

you're just coming out of one, or you're getting ready
to go into another one.

The reason for this is that God is more interested in

your character than your comfort

God is more interested in making your life holy than

He is in making your life happy.

We can be reasonably happy here on earth, but that's

not the goal of life. The goal is to grow in character, in
Christ likeness.

This past year has been the greatest year of my life

but also the toughest, with my wife, Kay, getting cancer.

I used to think that life was hills and valleys - you go

through a dark time, then you go to the mountaintop,
back and forth. I don't believe that anymore.

Rather than life being hills and valleys, I believe that

it's kind of like two rails on a railroad track, and at all
times you have something good and something bad in your life.

No matter how good things are in your life, there is

always something bad that needs to be worked on.

And no matter how bad things are in your life, there is

always something good you can thank God for.
You can focus on your purposes, or you can focus on your

problems. If
you focus on your problems, you're going into self-centeredness,

"which is my problem, my issues, my pain."
But one of the easiest ways to get rid of pain is to get your

focus off yourself and onto God and others.

We discovered quickly that in spite of the prayers of

hundreds of thousands of people, God was not going to
heal Kay or make it easy for her.

It has been very difficult for her, and yet God has

strengthened her character, given her a ministry of
helping other people, given her a testimony, drawn her
closer to Him and to people.

You have to learn to deal with both the good and the

bad of life.

Actually, sometimes learning to deal with the good

is harder. For instance, this past year, all of a sudden,
when the book sold 15 million copies, it made me
instantly very wealthy.

It also brought a lot of notoriety that I had never

had to deal with before. I don't think God gives you
money or notoriety for your own ego or for you to
live a life of ease.

So I began to ask God what He wanted me to do with
this money, notoriety and influence. He gave me two
different passages that helped me decide
what to do, II Corinthians 9 and Psalm 72.

First, in spite of all the money coming in, we would not

change our lifestyle one bit. We made no major purchases.

Second, about midway through last year, I stopped taking

a salary from the church. Third, we set up foundations to
fund an initiative we call. The Peace Plan to plant churches,
equip leaders, assist the poor, care
for the sick, and educate the next generation.

Fourth, I added up all that the church had paid me in

the 24 years since I started the church, and I gave it
all back. It was liberating to be able to serve God for free.

We need to ask ourselves: Am I going to live for possessions?

Am I going to be driven by pressures? Guilt? Bitterness?

Materialism? Or am I going to be driven by God's
purposes (for my life)?

When I get up in the morning, I sit on the side of my bed

and say, God, if I don't get anything else done today, I want
to know You more and love You better. God didn't put me
on earth just to fulfill a to-do list.

He's more interested in what I am than what I do. That's

why we're called human beings, Not human doings.

Happy moments, PRAISE GOD. Difficult moments,

SEEK GOD. Quiet moments, WORSHIP GOD. Painful
moments, TRUST GOD. Every moment, THANK GOD. "

Quote of the post
"learn from others"

Friday, September 21, 2007

So so sorry

Hi guys,

i apologize for "deflecting."

it's just that in life, things happen and you need to

deal with them and take charge again.

So, here i am again and i believe never to run again.


Wanna be rich?

Do you want to be rich but it seems that nothing you
tried seems to work in attracting more money?

You may have made the following top 3 mistakes to
keep you from getting rich.

Check if you made the following mistakes:

1. Spend Most Of Your Time On Low Value Activities.
These activities include watching TV, chatting, playing,
checking email, washing dishes etc. Please note that
there is nothing wrong conducting all these activities, it
just depends on your priority, if your priority is to be a
millionaire, then check if most of your time is spent on
these low value / unproductive activities. Once I listened
to a talk by a millionaire, she said she just can’t afford to
clean her house, simply because her 1 hour cost her

2. Belief Of Money Is The Root Of All Evil.
This is a myth many people have against money.
Imagine you hate money and disrespect money.
How then would you become
a money magnet?

3. Do What You Hate For Living.
There are many people who have the misconception that we
need to work hard first, make the money, then only we do what
we love. Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! The Singapore youngest
millionaire, Adam Khoo said that unless you do what you
love, you would never become rich. Take for example
Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Tiger Woods etc, they enjoy what
they do with no doubt and that’s why they become the most
successful people in their areas. Now, if you want to be rich,
ask if you do what you love for a living!

Quote of the post
"The Rich will always rule over the poor"

Saturday, July 28, 2007


An achiever is someone who realizes his or her set Goals.
Setting goals is one of those things that only a minority
prractises but a majority of successful people engages in.
Setting goals is a lot like having a strategy or a
game plan.
It is all about reconciling ones desires with what can
reasonably be accomplished in a lifetime. When
goals are broken down into 5-year, 1-year, monthly and
daily goals they become much easier to achieve. Each
day when you wake up you can work towards those
goals in a focused manner.

How to set your goals?

1.) Know what you want: Don’t just produce a wish
list but determine what is truly important to you. For
example money might not be as important as the feeling
of accomplishment. There are many ways to feel
accomplished without necessarily earning money. If
you are going to spend the next 5 years or a lifetime
working on a goal make sure that it is important to you.

2.) Break long-term goals to tasks to daily tasks.
That way you know what needs to be accomplished in
order to move towards those more important goals and
can check off the tasks as they are accomplished. For
example, if I want to get a new job I would first have to
update my resume, and then search for companies, etc.
With just about everything there are steps.

3.) Stay committed:
If you don’t stay committed and work on these
goals every day there is a good chance  you won’t
go very far. Most people fail because they give
up instead of because they are not competent.

“Thomas Edison failed thousands of times before becoming

Finally, you can only achieve your goals by:
• Eliminating your negative thoughts and replacing
them with positive ones

• Constantly asserting and affirming your belief in your dream
• Having the Gut to take calculated Risks
• Getting rid of Low esteem - Always believe in Yourself
• Remembering that an achiever is a Believer
• Praying along

Quote of the post
"Be" - Calvin Klein

Cyber-Psalm 23

The Lord is my Operating System, I shall not hang.

He makes me boot normally without errors.

He loads my routing table with cool links; he restores
my path.

He routed me to the server of righteousness,
for His domain sake.

Even though I stand risk of high-level hackers,
I will fear no attack, for he is my Firewall.

Thy antivirus and Intrusion Prevention System, they
comfort me.

Thou preparest a link before me in the presence of
time-outs; thou connecteth my links with fiber optics,
my network overrunneth.

Surely solid connection and replies shall follow me all
the period of my pings.

And I shall telnet from the server of the Lord for ever.

Quote of the post
God knows all things

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Overcoming fear

We have all experienced fear at certain points in our
lives. All of a sudden we get so afraid and the adrenaline
pumped literally causes us to freeze and unable to think.

At other times, it isn't that bad. it's just this general
feeling of "What if it doesn't work out as expected?"

And what did you do when you feel uncertain on your

You wonder if you are going to get the results you want
from what you have done. You are afraid of the negative
consequence that may come if things go wrong. If you
encounter these similar challenges, you may want to
practice a way to organize your thoughts.

Everybody has fears. However, not many people know
how to deal with it when they are in this intense situation.
The five steps have helped me to minimize fear and
get closer to my dreams.

We all have a certain pattern of thinking process when it
comes to certain situation. Each individual has programmed
himself how to feel and what to react when a circumstance
occurs. In order to make use of the thinking process and
turn it around, we need to understand the thinking principle.

A school of thought believes that the human psyche is implanted
with fear for his survival. The Ancient man could not protect
himself against fierce and dangerous animals due to his weaker
body structure. Therefore, nature gave him fear so that he knew
it's time to escape if he faced such animals. Not only the animals
that caused fear to ancient man. All other natural dangers and
even the danger from fellow humans were also threatened us
with fear. We inherited fear and become acquainted with it in our
modern lives. But instead of fear of danger, now we fear of failure.
Fear of mental danger is more severe than the fear of physical
dangers in modern day human.

So, here are five tips that we can use to overcome fear
and turn it around to be our power. The steps include:

1 Know what you want from the action:
Set goals up on the action you decide to do. You need to
know the reason of doing it so that you have enough
motivation to overcome the fear. If you have no strong
enough reason, you will not follow through the action and
failure will be unavoidable.

2 Understand the nature of fear:
Fear will come if we are not certain  of what will happen. In
order to reduce the severity of fear, we need to make the
action purpose as clear as we can. Also, we need to see
through the whole process of our actions whether there
is some risk on anything.

i remember when i was younger and was afraid of ghost
in the closet.  i was told to really go and take a look at the
closet that there is no ghost inside.It is the same here.
Fear is just created in our mind according to our natural
instinct. Without fear our race may not have come this far.

In our modern time era, we may need to make full analysis
of the situation to the extent that we feel more comfortable.
This will help us to minimize the fear as we go along. Successful
people are not the ones who do not have fear, but the one who
know who to deal with it. You also can be successful if you
understand its nature.

3 Change the focus:

Do not focus on what you fear but instead focus on what
you want. This is what most humans miss. Instead
of thinking about what he wants, average human tends to
focus on what he doesn't want. Train yourself on thinking
about good things in your life.

4 Have a positive visualization:
Knowing how to visualize will help you enable to dramatically
reduce your fear. Regular visualization will also attract
favorable situation and attributes into your life according to
the law of attraction. There are also some attraction
accelerator tools in the market. You may want to utilize in to
help you get your result faster.

5 Have a feeling of gratitude:

Feel gratitude on what has brought you here. Gratitude is one
of the secrets on eliminating fear. Once you feel really grateful,
you will not have fear. Make sure that you have the right focus
when you have fear.

Do you know Bible Scholars say there are 366 Fear Nots in the
good book? That's 1 for each day and an extra 1 for a leap year!!

Quote of the post
"Fear Not" -The Bible

Monday, June 25, 2007

This goes out to Refinedone, Canary and Anonymous

Thank you so much. Your comments mean a lot to me.
I was actually getting discouraged but I feel more inspired
just because of what you said. THANK YOU.

Thought Provoking Ideas

1. Nothing stays the same. All conditions are temporary,
and how they change depends on the choices I make.

2. Action to try to make things happen is hard work, but
action taken from a place of love and pure inspiration is
living at its grandest.

3. Living from and in the moment is being mindful of
thoughts, words, feelings and actions.

4. There are infinite variations in how people see any single

5. Labels like right or wrong, good or bad, evil or holy serve
to separate people, one from another. In truth, there are as
many shades of gray between those opposites of labels as
there are people.

6. The differences in life are contrast that drives decision.

7. Abundance abounds. There is enough of everything for
everyone; there is no reason to fear running out.

8. Suffering, pain or struggle is not a requirement of life.

9. Passion is not expectation, and expectation is not passion.

10. True faith comes from knowing that no matter what
things look like, all is well and will turn out for the best.

Quote of the post
"...think on these things"-Paul the apostle

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

3 Secrets of Turning Failure Into Success Immediately

1.Change your mental model of "success" and "failure".
Most people operate with the following mental model:
they see themselves in the middle, with success on one
end and failure on the other. They do everything they
can to move toward success and away from failure. What
if, rather than seeing failure as something to be avoided it
became a "stepping-stone" on the path to success? In
other words: Success is the destination. Failure is how
you get there. To achieve significant success in today's
world, failure is not just a possibility... it is a requirement.

2 Intentionally increase your failure rate.
If it's true that the more we fail, the more we succeed, then
the immediate goal should be to intentionally increase your
failure rate! Yes, this is a counter-intuitive, reverse thinking
philosophy... but it works! Intentionally increasing failure is
the basis for the "Go for No" concept. "Go for No" means the
more people that tell you "no" the closer you will get to
ultimate success - or in other words, "yes." Most people, if
they actually counted the number of times they hear "no"
during a typical day or week would be shocked to see how
low the number actually is.

3 Set "No" goalsEveryone sets success goals; few people set
"no" goals.
And that is what we suggest. But how about setting
goals for the number of times we fail? For example, rather than a
salesperson setting the goal of having 2 prospects say "yes" to
them, they set the goal of being turned down10 times. Imagine
the first two prospects they called on said, "Yes!" Rather than being
done (having hit their "yes" goal) they'd actually be behind because
they still have 10 noes to go!

Quote of the post
"Whether you can or you can't you are right"- Henry Ford
Sorry for being away for a while. I had to relocate
and get some things up and running.

Quote of the post
"Trust no one"- unknown

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Living Life to the Fullest 1

 A lil Poem..

If you treasure the beauty
that shows all around you
and try to add some of your own,
Enjoy the companionship
others can give you,
yet value your moments alone…

If you honor opinions
that differ from yours,
yet stand up for what you believe,
Admire the accomplishments
others have made,
and take pride in what you can achieve…

If you love those around you
and love yourself, too,
if your spirit is eager and free…
Then you know what it means
to live life to the fullest
and be the best "you" you can be.

The challenge we all have today is finding time to live!

*Well, anyone reading this article is alive, obviously.

*But do you feel alive?

*Do you feel like you are living and enjoying life?

*Are you numbed by job stress or high demands of an
over-booked schedule, seldom having time to enjoy
some of life’s simple pleasures?

If you belong to this category, I would like to
recommend a change. It’s called “live in the moment”.
Take time to smell the roses, look at the sunset, sit for a
minute andlisten carefully to the sounds around you. Hold
hands with someone. We all know the concept. But, I’d bet
thatyou are just like me and have spent time cheating
yourself out of those precious moments.

I’m sure you will all agree with me, that life is too short.
So, take advantage of every given moment. Give yourself
the gift of “living life to the fullest.”

For me I decided to do these and i'm finding life more lovely:

Begin each day with gratitude.

Sit quietly for a few minutes and notice the beauty of
the day.

Hear the sounds of the morning.

Be aware of everything you are experiencing.

See what new things you can discover in your daily routine.

Discover wonderful new sights, sounds, tastes and
sensations where you’ve been everyday and just too busy
to notice.

Do something I’ve always wanted to do, but have never
taken the time to do before.

Share these joyful moments with a loved one or a friend.

Smile and laugh. They are cherished by everyone, so is

Be in the moment.

Enjoy that moment.

Once you have treated yourself to this new exercises too,
you will begin your journey to living life to the fullest!

Quote of the day
"Today's agift that's why it's called the present"-unknown

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Living an inspired life

I got this from my friend,Carol James and I
absolutely love it. I'm sure you will too.

Here are 26 quick tips for living an inspired

1. Ask for what you want.
2. Be who you say you are.
3. Care about others.
4. Dare to live your dreams.
5. Ease through the day.
6. Find the best fit.
7. Give to another.
8. Hug a friend.
9. Inspire someone to greatness.
10. Jump over a boundary.
11. Kick a bad habit.
12. Leap across a fear.
13. Mention something uplifting.
14. Never say never.
15. Open your mind and heart.
16. Pursue your innermost passions.
17. Quit complaining.
18. Restore your smile.
19. Set your sights high.
20. Trust yourself.
21. Use all the day.
22. Value everything.
23. Wait until it feels right.
24. Xpress yourself.
25. Yank weeds from your mental garden.
26. Zoom into the now.

(© 1991 Carol James)

Monday, May 7, 2007

Avoiding The Minus People
Have you noticed how easy it is to destroy than to
build, be negative than be positive, be reactive than
proactive? Since it is such a “negative” world out
there, the last thing you need is hanging around the
“Minus People”. This is because as their name depicts,
they always deduct from you and most of the time they
do so unknowingly and sincerely! There are basically
two categories:

Group 1
The first are people who have a toxic effect on anyone
that they come in contact with and since you need no
special training to be a Minus person, their contagious
mindset affects you easily. They have a tendency to
increase the entropy of their environment.

Minuses are not only people with pessimistic opinions that we
come in contact with. They can also be what we listen to,
watch or feed into our minds from literature. Most of the news
networks are good examples. Proverbs say to guard our
hearts with all diligence for out it are the issues of life and
that we speak from the abundance of our hearts. Our eyes
and ears especially are the gateways to our hearts and it is
wisdom to filter what we allow in via these entrances.

Now back to the first category of minus people.
Here are some pointers to these folks:

* They see the world as one big problem and in their
eyes you are included!
*They are pros when it comes to identifying little
problems no matter how well things are going.
*You come up with a great idea and they give you 10
reasons why it won’t and can’t work and they say it
with such cynicism.
*Usually, correcting their mindset takes time and

So for now, considering that you are on a journey
called success;the best thing to do is to run away from
them as fast as you as far as you can. Proverbs says to
walk with the wise. If you do, you become wise. A
companion of fools will be destroyed. Generally, you
become like those you spend time with - at no extra

Group 2
The second group consists of those that do not say
harmful things but neither do they say things that
benefit you or energize your emotions towards doing
things of worth. This group is deadlier simply because
they are “harmless”.

Do you have such people in your life?

If you are not sure, here’s how you can spot them:

*They usually take a lot of your time and energy and
after a couple of hours together you wonder why time
has passed so quickly and even wonder more why you
have not derived anything in beneficial from your time

*They talk about everything else except those
things that are profitable or of value.

* If you ask what they have been up to lately, they
“nothing much” or I just dey or something implying they
have really not been progressing in life.

*They have no enthusiasm and take each day as it comes.

I’m sure examples of such people are springing up in your
mind right now. The amazing thing is that you enjoy the
unfruitful time together and this is why I said they are even
more dangerous. This group eats away only your time and
they are also unproductive in their own lives too.

A simple way of avoiding this people is to say you’ve got
something important to do after exchanging pleasantries
and leave immediately.

The truth is time passes so it is now left for us to either
maximize the time on our hands doing purposeful things or
just let it slip away.

In avoiding minuses, there are no rooms for sentiment!

Immediately you realize that someone is one of the Minus
people – whether friend or family, you flee. Simple, uh?

In reality, it is easier said than done because the people
we love the most oftentimes belong to this group. To avoid
minus people, we must realize we have a choice. We decide
what we want in our lives knowing fully well that indecision
is simply a decision to do nothing about a situation. Once you
see that someone is negative in his outlook to everything,
make up your mind to part ways with the person. By doing
this, you do your future a huge favor.
© Olusegun Adedokun 2007

Quote of the post
"Birds of the same feather flock together" - unknown

Sunday, May 6, 2007

When these guys didn’t think


The President has kept all of the promises he
intended to keep."

- Clinton aide George Stephanopolous speaking
on Larry King Live

"Half this game is ninety percent mental."

- Philadelphia Phillies manager Danny Ozark

"There's no such thing as a tough child - if you
parboil them first for seven hours, they always
come out tender."

- W.C. Fields

"We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on
the way out."

- Decca Recording Co. rejecting the Beatles, 1962

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."

- Charles H. Duell, Commissioner, U.S. Office of
Patents, 1899

"This fellow Charles Lindbergh will never make it.
He's doomed."

- Harry Guggenheim, millionaire
aviation enthusiast

"This 'telephone' has too many shortcomings to be
seriously considered as a means of communication. The
device is inherently of no value to us."

- Western Union internal memo, 1876

"A cookie store is a bad idea. Besides, the market
research reports say America likes crispy cookies, not
soft and chewy cookies like you make."

- Response to Debbie Fields' idea of starting
Mrs. Fields' Cookies

Well, well. This marks the end of the ... didnt think series.
I hope you have enjoyed  it.

What makes a "great thinker?"
Are We Born To Be Great Thinkers?
What makes a "great thinker?" A high I.Q.? A
university education? Are we born to be great thinkers,
or do we learn it? Actually, anyone can be a great
thinker. Sure, some of history's so-called "thinkers"
had genius-level I.Q. and schooling, but most were
normal people who needed or wanted to find solutions
to everyday questions.

Key to Great Thoughts
The key to discovery of great thoughts lies in one

Give yourself permission to think "outside the box."
Daydream. Fantasize. Doodle. Meditate. And never
think your ideas are dumb or worthless!

Many of the world's greatest thinkers were laughed
at. But imagine what our world if people like Philo T.
Farnsworth, a farm boy from Idaho, hadn't dreamed up

• Who do you know that you think is a great thinker?
• Who always has amazing ideas?
• Who comes up with solutions to problems no one
else thinks of?

Next time you see them, ask them how they do it.As from
the next posts, i will begin a series on some Great Thinkers
to inspire us- some famous, some not. All of them have two
things in common:

They started life with huge challenges - lack of education,
problems at home, poverty - and they all overcame life's
challenges by giving themselves permission to dream.

This is a series on some great thinkers that have shaped
our world. I hope we’ll all be motivated to emulate them.

Quote of the post
"The mind is everything. What you think you become."
- Buddha

Friday, May 4, 2007

Visions come in the process of deep thinking or
Perception seeing what is now with the eye of

Probabilityseeing what will be with the eye of

Possibility seeing what can be with the eye of

I see what I am prepared to see

What I see is what I can be

What I see is what I get

We all live under the same sky but we do not all
have the same horizon.

Different ways of THINKING
According to Leadership expert and author John C.
Maxwell, these are the different types of thinking:

 Big Picture thinking
 Focused thinking
 Creative thinking
 Realistic thinking
 Strategic thinking
 Possibility thinking
 Reflective thinking
 Unpopular thinking
 Shared thinking
 Unselfish thinking
 Bottom-Line thinking

Improving my thinking impacts my beliefs which
change my expectations which affect my attitude which
changes my behavior which improves my performance
and that will change my life.

Big Picture thinking, Creative thinking, Bottom line
thinking and Realistic thinking are my favorites. Let me
know what your favorites are.

Quote of the post
“Thinking is the hardest work there is. That is why so few
people engage in it.”– Henry Ford

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

From 'Poor' to 'RICH'! 3

Thanks for reading this far...
By now you should begin to realize that this is a life
or death battle in the fight for your personal financial
and time FREEDOM.

It takes courage and it requires strength to win this
fight. If you're an employee you've given up your
choices... someone tells you how much you make, when
you go home, if you get sacked (downsized) etc.

You are fighting to be in control of your own choices.

Think about it this way, your boss or your supervisor is
a bully telling you how to run your life.

And, the more security you "need", the less freedom
you have. I hate to be blunt, but if you are needy, you
are weak. And if you're weak, you won't have the
strength nor the courage to win the fight for your freedom.

We already discussed how FEAR is the main reason why
more people don't start their own businesses.

I challenge you to get the courage to not care about what
others think. To gain the mental and emotional toughness
to withstand the world of 'big business'. You must learn
how to make the yourself stronger.

If you want to be succesful today, you have to develop
the mental, emotional, and core toughness and get the
necessary education for running a 'big business'.

You deserve your freedom, that's one of the things being
rich is about. Fight for your rights and stand up for
yourself. Don't let others decide your choices or your
lifestyle for you.

Please surround yourself with friends and
family who want you to become rich and above all,
adopt a positive attitude towards money... and get
educated about how to grow your business.

If you want to be rich, "MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS".
Stop asking for permission and take control of your life
... You really do need to get stronger today!

Quote of the post
“If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to
do something you’ve never done.” - Tony Roberts

Monday, April 30, 2007

When brilliant minds and computer geeks didn't think...

Brilliant Minds
"Man will never reach the moon regardless of all
future scientific advances."
- Dr. Lee De Forest, inventor of the vacuum tube
and father of television

"If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the
production of lung cancer, it seems to be a minor one."
- Dr. W.C. Heuper of the National Cancer Institute, as
quoted in the New York Times on April 14, 1954

"For the majority of people, smoking has a beneficial effect."
- Dr. Ian G. Macdonald, Los Angeles surgeon, quoted in
Newsweek, November 8, 1963

"I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and
talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data
processing is a fad that won't last out the year."
- The editor-in-charge of business books for Prentice
Hall, 1957

"Stocks have reached what looks like a permanently
high plateau."
- Irving Fisher, Professor of Economics, Yale
University, 1929

"The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in
order to earn better than a 'C,' the idea must be
- A Yale University management professor in response
to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight
delivery service. Smith went on to found Federal
Express Corp.

"Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value."
- Marechal Ferdinand Foch, Professor of Strategy, Ecole
Superieure de Guerre

"The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial
value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in
- David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings
for investment in the radio in the 1920s

Computer Geeks
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than
1.5 tons."
- Popular Mechanics, 1949

"I think there is a world market for maybe five
-Thomas Watson, Chairman of IBM, 1943

"But what ... is it good for?"
- Engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems
Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip

"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in
their home."
- Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder
of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977

Quote of the post
"Problems cannot be solved at the same level of
awareness that created them."- Albert Einstein