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Questions To Empower You (Part 2 of 2)

Please read the first part.

 

Continuation:

Other considerations will be things like location as you may have to move somewhere else. People you need to connect with, making contacts, networking. Also some equipment or anything you find that is a necessary part of achieving your goal.

What things i need to prepare to achieve success?

Now you identified what you want to do and what this will entail. You then need to decide what you’re going to give to make your dream happen. Success demands a price.

In particular, we have the 3 kings: Time, Money and Commitment. How much time are willing to spend? Are you willing to sacrifice other activities to free up more time?

Time

Time is the most precious resource you have and it is a non-renewable resource. It is important you give a significant portion of your free time to the pursuit of your goal.

Money

Next comes money. You will have to prepare to invest money in your project – IN YOURSELF – to make progress. This could mean purchasing equipment, attending seminars, courses, property, books, raw materials etc. Without such an investment, it is unlikely your project will get off the ground.

Commitment

Finally, how committed are you to making your dream happen? If you’re serious about getting the lifestyle and success you truly want, you must be 100% committed to it. This will mean making sacrifices. Friends, socializing, working long hours, working weekends in short. Sacrificing many of the things you enjoy doing today so you can create a better tomorrow.

If you love something and you want to achieve a high standard of success, you will have to devote lots and lots of time to it and place it above everything else. Are you prepared to do this?

 

You now have three empowering questions to help you start on creating a new life for yourself. Please make the time to think seriously about the your answers. You will reap the rewards.

 

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Money Will Not Take Away Your Fears And Anxieties

What money cannot buy

All the money in the world will not take away your fears and anxieties. You can be the most successful person in your business, however your money and success will do nothing in getting rid of your stresses and anxieties.

So what do you do to make your fears and anxieties to go away? Well, since money and fame are not the answers, then the best solution is to be smart in how you manage your fears.

Ways in how to manage your persistent fears and anxieties

Take it one day at a time. Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week or coming month, try to focus on today.

Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems.

Focus on the present and stop trying to predict what may happen next week. Next week will take care of itself.

Learn how to manage your fearful thoughts that may be difficult to manage.

When experiencing a negative thought, read some positive statements and affirmations that help lift your spirits and make you feel better.

Remember that your fearful thoughts may be exaggerated so balance these thoughts with realistic thinking and common sense.

Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem.

Great help

It will be of great help in the long run, if a person is talking to a professional. He may be able to deal with their problems in the future. Managing your fears and anxieties takes practice. The more you practice, the better you will become.

When managing your fears and anxieties do not try to tackle everything at once. The best solution is to break your fears or problems into a series of smaller steps.

Completing these smaller tasks one at a time will make the stress more manageable and increases your chances of success.

Managing your fears and anxieties will take some hard work. Sooner or later, you will have to confront your fears and anxieties. Remember that all you can do is to do your best each day, hope for the best, and take things in stride.

Patience, persistence, education, and being committed in trying to solve your problem will go along way in fixing your problems.

Making A Life

Tom Paterson, in his book, “Living The Life You Were Meant To Live,” made a very interesting comment. God isn’t interested in us just making a living as He is in us “making a life.”

Well said! I believe a good question we can ask is are we so consumed with making a living that we have forgotten how to make a life!

In this world of “me” focus and striving to get ahead, maybe we need to take a deep breath, step back a little and get a larger perspective on life. At the end of our lives, I don’t think it will really matter how much money you and I made or how successful we were.

I think the questions we will be concerned about are did we love our God and others well? Did we make a difference in this world? It is not that success or money are a bad things, but Jesus was so right when he said that life was so much more than the things that we possess.

At the end of our lives, I think it will be more important to know we were the kind of people that loved and served others well rather than what kind of car we drove, the house we lived in or how much money we made. Did we love with God’s love and did others see in us who Jesus really is.

The reality is that there are no guarantees about time. Time is precious. It waits for no one and it’s the one thing we can never get back. If we postpone what we really want to do in this life, people we want to touch or influence, or even a trip we want to take that time may never come.

People wait for retirement to pursue a dream. Retirement comes and health fails and the dream never happens.

Are you making a living or making a life? Why postpone even simple joys another day? Why not take the time for a long walk and actually smell the roses and enjoy God’s beautiful creation?

It won’t cost you a thing and will not only renew your senses but also clear your head. Why not take time to lay hold of courage and forgive or to tell someone that you love them? Maybe its time to be a voice of encouragement to someone who desperately needs a kind word or hug.

Take the time to cultivate some new friendships or get together with old friends over coffee, dinner. What about the possibility of extending an act of service or kindness to a complete stranger just because you can.

Are you making a living or making a life? What a perspective! When we begin to be people of life instead of performing in life our lives can be not only meaningful but lived with no regrets!

Name

 

Charles Ponzi’s name is and will be forever associated with the financial fraud scheme he did as his way of life. It is widely known as the Ponzi Scheme.

He committed minor financial crimes and a number but momentary times in prison. Back in 1920, he began offering investors a 50% return on their hard-earned money in 45 days and a 100% profit in 90 days.

Though seemed too good to be true, the money poured in. He used money from new investors to pay prior investors and fund his lavish life-style.

By the time his fraud was discovered in August 1920, investors had lost 20 Million dollars and five banks had failed.

He spent 3 years in prison, then deported to Italy, and died without a single cent in 1949 at the age of 66.

The Proverbs Book frequently contrasts the reputation of wise and foolish people: “The name of the righteous is used in blessings, but the name of the wicked will rot… Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but whoever takes a crooked paths will be found out” (Proverbs 10:7,9).

The Wise King ads “A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold” (22:1).

It is not too late, the Apostle Peter knew this. Peter repeatedly denied that he knew Jesus, he went out and wept bitterly (Matthew 26:75; John 18).

Ponzi could have changed whatsoever associated in his name, but unfortunately didn’t.

Like Peter, we all fall short, but failure is not fatal. Jesus forgave the repentant Peter for his failure (John 21) and used him to preach and lead many to God.

We seek a good name, not to honor ourselves but to glorify Christ our Lord whose name is above all names. God lovingly restores those who turn back to Him.

The Power of Money (Part 2 of 2)

 

Continuation of Power Money by Adam Khoo (check out The Power of Money (Part 1 of 2):

 

I noticed that it was only those who never had to work hard to build their own wealth (there were also a few ministers’ and tycoons’ sons in the club) who spent like there was no tomorrow. Somehow, when you did not have to build everything from scratch, you do not really value money. This is precisely the reason why a family’s wealth (no matter how much) rarely lasts past the third generation.

 

Thank God my rich dad foresaw this terrible possibility and refused to give me a cent to start my business.

 

Then some people ask me, ‘What is the point in making so much money if you don’t enjoy it?’ The thing is that I don’t really find happiness in buying branded clothes, jewelry or sitting first class.   Even if buying something makes me happy it is only for a while, it does not last.

 

Material happiness never lasts, it just give you a quick fix. After a while you feel lousy again and have to buy the next thing which you think will make you happy. I always think that if you need material things to make you happy, then you live a pretty sad and unfulfilled life.

 

Instead, what makes me happy is when I see my children laughing and playing and learning so fast. What makes me happy is when I see my companies and trainers reaching more and more people every year in so many more countries.

 

What makes me really happy is when I read all the emails about how my books and seminars have touched and inspired someone’s life.

 

What makes me really happy is reading all your wonderful posts about how this blog is inspiring you. This happiness makes me feel really good for a long time, much much more than what a Rolex would do for me.

 

I think the point I want to put across is that happiness must come from doing your life’s work (be it teaching, building homes, designing, trading, winning tournaments etc.) and the money that comes is only a by-product. If you hate what you are doing and rely on the money you earn to make you happy by buying stuff, then I think that you are living a life of meaninglessness.

 

The obsession to make more and more money and have the latest and the best — ruins life.