Sunday, August 23, 2009

What makes a successful person?

  • Is it their education?
  • Is it their intelligence?
  • Is it their integrity?
  • Is it because they are lucky?
  • Is it because they are well connected to the right people?

Not all successful entrepreneurs have a great education,
take Henry Ford for example; the founder of Ford Motor
Company. Mr. Ford dropped out of school at the age of

I am sure all of successful people are Intelligent. But I would
boldly guess that very few of them are geniuses.

Thomas Edison the inventor of the light bulb. He tried over
two thousand times before he finally got a working light bulb.
So, it wasn’t luck for him.The Payoff is in the Doing.

What about if you were born into slavery like Madam Walker;
the first self made female millionaire in America. She got her
start by selling her own hair product door to door back in 1900’s.
I would say most likely Walker wasn’t well connected to start with.

So what is it? What is the key to their success? The answer may be
simpler than you think.

Although some successful people might have the education, is a
genius, came from wealthy home, have the best luck or well
connected with the right people. In reality most successful people
got their success without all of the above.

The real key to it all is that they take action! They are the doer!
The Money is in the Doing! The Success is in the Doing… Despite
popular beliefs; knowledge is essential but action is the key.

So whatever your heart desires, don’t sit on the side line. You have
got to put Action into it. You have got to do it. The Money, the
payout…is all in the doing!

"Success is a choice" - Segedoo

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Some 2008 Thoughts

Partially in Charge

You have NO control over certain things that happen or unexpected occurrences that manifest in your life. But you can take CHARGE of them before they do and lead those to you suit what you have been divinely wired to do. We have ALL the power of determine how we react to things that present themselves in our lives - which is good but LEADING THE SITUATION means being proactive to situations that occur in our lives. This means thinking ahead, visualizing the possible scenarios and taking advantage of them in the wisest and most productive way possible even before they occur.

No one deserves to lead another until he is a master of his self. Self mastery is a lost trait in this age. Charisma seems to the in thing. It is now all about the outward – the without but all through the ages the most powerful leaders were not those that held military powers or initially held offices but those who first of all mastered themselves –Jesus Christ, Mahatma Ghandi, Nelson Mandela. This single act led to a demand for them to take public offices.


God is the maker of all things – seen and unseen. In him all things exists. Without him was not anything made that was made. We live in a universe that is all encompassing. It is made of energy. It keeps expanding every second. In the universes are billions of galaxies; in the galaxies are billions of solar systems; each solar system has its own planets, meteors and moons; within each planet are the physically visible but not necessarily physical beings like us and at the microscopic levels are the atoms and electrons and in the nano realm is nothing but energy vibrating.


We live in a planet that is based on order. Even at a microscopic level, things that we consider random are highly orderly activities. At the subatomic level, order exists there also. The order here is even similar to the arrangement of our solar system. The planets are so orderly in their movements that scientists have calculated the equations that accurately describe their movement in orbit.

If we live in such an orderly season universe, it is safe to conclude that if we are out of alignment with order I n our lives, we cannot live fully productive lives.

Order is different from routine. Your routine is your habit – the things you do regularly. Order depicts a higher ideal. It is related to a hierarchy. It is encompassing. Everything in the universe is in order and to be out of sync is to be breaking ranks.


Military might is based on order and the discipline to carry them out or follow them. Anything outside is treachery.

Leading any situation is based on the discipline of self. You have to be able train yourself in the art of stillness.


"The wise will increase in learning" - Proverbs

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Faster Computer 3

My Notes - Here are the final fifteen tips to use to make your computer faster
A big thank you goes out to the TECH RADAR FOLKS :)
21. Save time with Scheduled Tasks
If your PC is left on overnight or when you're not using it, you
can schedule common tasks to occur while you're away from
your desk. Go to Start Search, type in 'Task Scheduler' and hit
Enter. Once the Scheduler is open, select tasks and edit the
time they should occur and how long they'll last, along with
other options. The tasks you'll probably want to run most often
are Disk Defragmenter and System Restore.

22. Turn off Aero
People with very low-spec PCs might want to turn off Windows
Aero to improve performance. Rendering those lovely
transparent taskbars is hard work for older graphics cards,
and switching them off would give your PC a much needed
boost. To do this, right-click on the desktop, click Personalize
> Windows Color and Appearance, and turn off transparency
to optimise your computer's performance.

23. Optimise the registry the easy way
Cleaning the registry used to come with all sorts of problems,
and doing so can be a good way to send your PC to an early
grave. Instead, try defragging the registry, which works much
the same way as it does with hard drives. You can download a
registry defrag tool from

24. Trace Windows services
Browse Task Manager on any PC and you'll see the same name:
svchost.exe. Each copy of this runs Windows services, some of
which can be turned off to save RAM. Find the svchost.exe copy
using the most memory, right-click it and select Go to Service(s).
Check Black Viper to see what can be safely disabled.

25. Optimise SuperFetch
The SuperFetch settings in Windows Vista are designed to
maximise performance, and Tweak VI (available to download
from Totalidea Software) has a section dedicated to occasionally
clearing the logs to tidy things up and optimise it. To access this,
select System Information and Tweaks > Hard drive
information... Switch to the Prefetcher and SuperFetch
optimisation tab and follow the instructions that are presented.

26. Turn off automatic defragmentation
Your PC slows down while the Defragmenter is running, so you
might prefer to set it to run manually - turn off scheduling by
unticking Run on a Schedule (recommended). Alternatively, pick
a time when you're away from your PC - your lunch hour may be
good, so it doesn't interfere with your work.

27. Drop an app's priority
Sometimes a program goes into an endless loop, grabbing all your
CPU time, and refusing to be shut down. Launch Task Manager,
right-click the program and select Set Priority > Below Normal.
Your other programs should then get priority, and you'll be able to
use them again.

28. Remove external drives quickly
The Remove Drive Safely gadget sits quietly in your
Windows Sidebar and lets you disconnect your USB,
SATA and eSATA drives with just a click of your mouse,
and it recognises any new drives you plug in as well. You
can quickly disconnect single or multiple drives, and
because it sits on your Sidebar, it's immediately accessible.
Download the gadget from Windows Live Gallery, or click
the plus sign on the Sidebar and choose Get more gadgets online.

29. Disable network printer search
If you're on a network, but not sharing any printers, then
speed things up by disabling the network printer search.
Open the Network and Sharing Center, then under Printer
Sharing, click the down arrow and select Turn off printer
sharing before clicking Apply.

30. Close any program faster than ever
People have been using this great trick for ages now: to
close anything from an Internet Explorer browser window
to Windows Media Player faster than you're able to with
your mouse, just hold down the Alt key on your keyboard,
and then press F4. It might take a while to get used to this
shortcut, but once you're accustomed, you'll be navigating
round your PC faster than ever before.

31. Quickly gain elevated rights
Press the Windows key to launch the Start menu and type
in the program you're looking for - press Ctrl and Shift and
Enter followed by Alt and C and you'll launch it with full
administrator rights without having to click once.

32. Rename groups of files quickly and easily
When you've got a huge amount of files you'd like
to rename, instead of having to alter them one by
one, you can rename them all in just a few clicks.
Hold Ctrl and left-click each file, or left-click and
drag to select all the files you want. Then press F2,
type in a common name to use for all the files, press
Enter and all the files will automatically be given the
same name, with the exception of a number at the end.

33. File things quickly
Want to quickly fling files into their correct folders?
Download the free Magic Folder Gadget from - this creates a virtual folder
into which you drag files. You can dump them all in a
single folder, or set it up to move them to a specific
location based on their file type. Alternatively, you
can download The Magic Folder gadget for your
Windows Sidebar, whereby you can drag files onto it
and it will automatically move them to the right folder.

34. Use the Send To function
Type %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\sendto into
the Start > Run box or Address bar to open your
personal sendto folder. Drag a program shortcut into
here (hold down Ctrl as you drag to ensure it's copied
rather than moved) and you can open a file in that
program simply by right-clicking on the file and choosing
Send to > Program name. This is perfect if, for example,
you have a number of different image-editing tools installed
on your PC and you need to choose a different one to the default.

35. Find more problems
The Performance Monitor can tell you which applications
are using your processor, memory, hard drive and network,
but you'll need to use other tools to do something about it.
Type 'Performance Monitor' into Start Search.

"Time more than is money" - Segedoo

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Faster Computer 2

My comments: I hope you tried out some stuffs here. I did and they worked.
Here's another set of 10 things you can do.

11. Update your drivers
If you are experiencing any kind of performance issues,
checking you're running the latest drivers should always
be one of your first ports of call. The drivers provide the
link between the hardware inside your PC and what you
experience, and companies constantly update them to iron
out bugs and optimise performance. Search the
manufacturer's web site for the latest editions of your drivers.

12. Tweak advanced settings
Even if there's no new driver for a device, you may still be
able to squeeze more speed out of it. Click Control Panel
> System and Maintenance > Device Manager, then
expand the Network Adapters section, right-click an
adapter and select Properties > Advanced. You'll probably
find all kinds of settings that aren't available anywhere else,
and it's much the same for any device with an Advanced tab.

13. Stop the Search index
The Indexing Service is a handy way to speed up searches,
but if you rarely go hunting for files this can be turned off.
Open Computer, right-click on the hard drive and clear the
Index This Drive box.

14. Turn off legacy support
Launch REGEDIT, and browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Set ntfsdisable8dot3namecreation to 1 and it won't
create DOS-style shortened versions of file names;
setting ntfsdisablelastaccessupdate means Windows
won't update the Last Accessed date on a folder when
you view it. Both tweaks will help improve drive
performance a little, but could break old software.

15. Get more speed from your SATA drives
You can squeeze a little extra performance from a
SATA drive by going to Control Panel > Performance
and Maintenance > System > Device Manager > Hard
Drives, then right-clicking your drive, selecting Policies
and checking Enable Advanced Performance. Beware:
Microsoft says this increases the chance of data loss if
the drive loses power. Only do this if you have backup
like a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) or are willing
to take the risk.

16. Plain but speedy
Click Control Panel > System and Maintenance
> Performance Information and Tools > Adjust
visual effects > Adjust for best performance to speed
up PCs with a sluggish video card. Check Enable
transparent glass if that's a little too plain.

17. Give ReadyBoost a go
Slower PCs may benefit marginally from using a USB
drive as a ReadyBoost drive - but it's no substitute for
adding more RAM. Before you start you need to make
sure your USB memory card is up to the job. You'll need
a minimum of 256MB storage and a maximum of 4GB,
and it needs to be capable of specific speeds: 2.5MB per
second for random reads and 1.75MB per second for
random writes. ReadyBoost will test your memory when
you first plug it in and, if it's not up to scratch, ReadyBoost
will refuse to use it.

18. Remove SP1 uninstall files
If you're running short of space and Service Pack 1 is
causing you no trouble at all, and you're sure you'll never
want to remove it, then use the tool that Microsoft has
provided to clear the 800MB of uninstall files. Simply type
vsp1cln.exe into Start Search and press Enter to launch it.
It'll erase your old files, free up some disk space and you can
get on with enjoying your faster, more reliable PC.

19. Roll back to a faster, happier time
System Restore enables you to roll back Windows Vista to an
earlier point in time without affecting your files. You can run it
from within Windows Vista or in Safe mode by clicking Start
> Control Panel > System and Maintenance > System
> System Protection > System Restore.

20. Turn off System Restore
In Windows Vista you can set restore points, so you
can return to a state of PC peace if things get a little
stormy. However, setting these points takes lots of
disk space and processing power, and so if you suffer
poor performance turning off this safeguard might give
you the extra boost you need. Be sure to back up
regularly, though - and strike tip 19 off your list if you
do turn off System Restore.

Thanks again to the folks!

"If you think educationis expensive, you ought to try ignorance" - unknown

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Faster Computer

My Notes -
My laptop had started becoming slower and it was
beginning to frustrate me. So, i decided to go online
and find the way out.

Eventually i was able to get 35 things that i could try out
some of them have improved my LT's speed already :)

my Notes end here-

No matter how you look at it, a PC never feels fast
enough, and when it comes to Vista, everything seems
to take too long.

Copying files, searching for documents, connecting to
a wireless network and waiting for it to start are all

The good news is that we've got a stonking selection of
speed tips, tricks and tweaks for you.

Whether you're using a desktop or a laptop, here are some
handy tweaks you can make, services you can turn off and
much more to help you get things done faster.

1. Clean out old files
In Performance Information... click Open Disk Cleanup to
delete redundant files. Then click Start, enter 'defrag' in the
search box and press Enter, click Defragment Now, and wait
while your hard drive is optimised.

2. Tame the Sidebar
The Sidebar is fun, but the more gadgets you add, the more
system resources they'll consume and the slower your PC will
be. Remove gadgets you don't need, or right-click on the Sidebar,
select Properties and clear Start Sidebar to disable it altogether.

3. Disable unused devices
Click Control Panel > System and Maintenance > System
> Device Manager, right-click hardware you don't need
- an unused network adapter? - and select Disable. However,
disable the wrong thing and your PC won't reboot, so if in doubt,
leave it.

4. Disable unwanted services
Type 'Services' in the Search box and press Enter
to see what's marked as 'Started' and running on
your PC. Services you may not need that start
anyway include the Distributed Link Tracking Client
(which maintains NTFS file links over a network)
and the Tablet PC Input Service (unless you're using
a Tablet PC). Double-click a redundant service, set
its Startup type to Disabled, and it won't be relaunched
when you next boot. Again, some services are vital to
your system, and disabling them will stop it from
booting altogether. Take advice from sites like Black
Viper, and if you're in doubt about something, leave it

5. Troubleshoot long boot times
If your PC is up to date, but you're suffering really slow
boot times (over three minutes) then there could be a
hardware or driver issue. Try removing everything apart
from your monitor, keyboard and mouse. Or if you're
currently unplugged from your network, reconnect and
see what happens.

6. Check for errors in the Event Viewer
Find clues in the Event Viewer (type 'eventvwr' in the
Search box and press Enter). Expand the Windows Logs
part of the tree and browse the Applications and System
logs. Scroll down to the last time you booted and look for
error messages that might explain why your PC is
performing poorly.

7. Remove system tray clutter
Take a look at all those icons in your system tray. For
every essential item like your antivirus program, there
will be something else, like QuickTime, which probably
doesn't need to be there at all. Right-click or double-click
that icon, look for ways you can tell the program not to
load, and benefit from a little extra speed.

8. Check running tasks
Some background programs will run anyway, and could be
tying up more memory or processor time than you realise.
To find out, right-click the taskbar, select Task Manager >
Processes. Now just watch for a while. Assuming you've
sorted by CPU use, you'll now see background processes
pop up as they run. If you spot something you don't recognise
that's taking up 10 per cent or more CPU time, right-click it
and select Properties to find out more. Once you've discovered
which program owns this process, check the documentation to
find out if you really need to run it.

9. Get rid of unwanted startup programs
Launch Windows Defender and click Tools > Software
Explorer to see the programs that load when Windows
starts. Don't automatically delete them all, but if you're
positive a program is unnecessary, click it and select
Disable to stop it loading.

10. Trim the fat with Autoruns
Every program that starts up with your PC extends the
boot time. Some programs are essential, but others aren't.
Trim them back with free program Autoruns. Autoruns has
a whole series of tabs - each of these display start-up
programs according to their category. Switch to the Logon
tab. Before you remove anything, right-click on it and
choose Search Online to find out more. Once you've been
able to verify that a disabled entry isn't important, you
can opt to remove it completely - to do so, right-click and
choose Delete. Click Yes when prompted. This action should
prevent future memory loss.


"Run Baby Run" -unknown