Category Archives: Quotes

What Are You So Afraid Of?!!

A Bundle of Powerful Maxims from Osho, Author of Courage:  The Joy of Living Dangerously.

 

I love Osho.  I read his book a couple of months ago and saw immense amounts of wisdom contained within it that certainly had potential to help me in my personal and business ventures.  Being the nice guy that I am, I will share some of the love just in case you can’t make it out to your local library or purchase it.  So, here are a few of his ideas to ponder on as you think about your life and why it is where it is in relation to the notion of fear.  Hopefully one of these maxims will serve you in going more confidently in a direction which you feel uncertain about, or through issues which have caused  you discomfort and insecurity in your personal life or business life.  Enjoy!!

“Why are you afraid?  What can the world do to you?  People can laugh at you; it will do them good – laughter is always a medicine, …healthful”

 

“Commit as many mistakes as possible, remembering only one thing: don’t commit the same mistake again, and you will be growing”

 

“But in the beginning there is not much difference between the coward and the courageous person.  The only difference is that the coward listens to his fears and follows them, and the courageous person puts them aside and goes ahead”

 

“Trust is the greatest intelligence, Why don’t people trust?  Because they don’t trust their intelligence.  They are afraid, they are afraid they may be cheated.”

 

“The man of understanding dies every moment to the past and is reborn again to the future.  His present is always a transformation, a rebirth, a resurrection”

 

“A man really becomes a man when he accepts total responsibility – he is responsible for whatsoever he is.  This is the first courage, the greatest courage.”

 

“The more alive the person, the more problems there are – But there is nothing wrong in it because struggling with problems fighting with the challenges, is how you grow”

 

“Don’t call it uncertainty – call it wonder.  Don’t call it insecurity – call it freedom.”

So…. What are you so afraid of?

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Wages Vs. Profits

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A mentor of mine, Jim Rohnwho I’ve been following for a couple of years now, uttered a phrase that caught my attention, more so than usual while studying  him recently.   He had such a strong and significant impact on me  on the day that I heard him say “profits are better than wages. Wages will make you a living, profits can make you a fortune.”

I found the phrase sage like.  I remember repeating what he said to myself  and then thinking about how truly difficult  it most likely is to get rich on just wages alone, and how readily profits can be made if we focus our efforts on accumulating them.  It was a pretty outstanding moment of clarity for me, and I still get the goose bumps whenever I think about it!

Following that phrase,   Jim Rohn went on to make a point about how profits  can actually change your whole attitude, even if you start part-time.  I really warmed up to his suggestion, and perhaps you will too, because he states that it doesn’t matter if it’s part-time on your entrepreneurial business,  your network marketing company, or your service business.

To Jim it didn’t matter.  To him it could be a real estate business, a tutoring business as a teacher, a website design business, a landscaping business in the summer, a consulting practice, woodworking, or a hobby,  heck, he even goes so far as to mention a business of hanging Christmas lights in the winter.

The magic he says, comes from the moment you start investing effort part-time into your own business, because it is then, that you will find how much more exciting it is to get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and go to work on your fortune, even if it is only a small portion of your schedule,… something like 10 – 15 hours per week.

How empowering  would it be, to be able to go to work on your fortune every single day rather than going to work to just pay the rent or the bills?    So you don’t get me or Jim wrong I will quote you some words directly from him when he says ” Now – it is noble to go to work to pay the rent, but if you could also parcel out part of your time – go to work to make your fortune.  Your whole attitude changes; your spirit changes. It is in your voice.  It is in your face.  It is in your gestures.  And then you can say, “I am now working full-time on my job and part-time on my fortune because I found a way to make profits.”

Wow….how amazing is that?  Slightly magical isn’t it?!!  What do you think on the idea of Wages Vs. Profits?  Have you taken any steps to learn how you can make profits vs. wages?  Are you teaching your kids these kinds of concepts?  If not, why not?

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Think and Grow Rich

I have recently decided to revisit the pages of Napolean Hill’s classic book  Think and Grow Rich.  I am just about half way through the book and I am loving every page of it.

This morning I opened up the book to read, and before I came to the chapter which I left off at yesterday, I decided to quickly scan all the pages I’ve read and to pay really close attention to all those sections which I had already highlighted and found important. Doing this small scan made me think how amazing this book is and how riddled it is with gems of truth and success increasing principles.  Literally.. almost every other page had some form of coloring from my highlighter and pen markings.  So out of the inspiration of my early morning scan I thought I would post some of the ideas that I’ve highlighted to share some of the subtle and not so subtle principles with individuals who haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading this fantastic book. (please ignore the informality…i hope you enjoy)

Think and Grow Rich

“Seek expert counsel before giving up.”

“The better part of all I have made were made after people had said NO”

“keep on keeping on no matter how hard the going may be”

“The person who stops studying merely because they have finished school is forever hopelessly doomed to mediocrity, no matter what their calling.  The way of success is the way of continuous pursuit of knowledge.”

“learn the art of converting defeat into the stepping stones of opportunity

“Riches begin with a state of mind, with definiteness of purpose, with little or no hard work.”

“Acquire a state of mind that will acquire riches.”

“Success comes to those who become success conscious.”

“Stay on the job until you succeed, no matter how much time is required.”

“Desire: knowing what one wants.”

“I will burn all bridges behind me, and stake my entire future on my ability to get what I want.”

“we win or we perish!”

“Cut all sources of retreat.”

“Every failure brings with it the seed of an equivalent success.”

“The turning poing in the lives of those who succeed usually comes at the moment of some crisis, through which they are introduced to their “other selves”.”

“Recognize no such word as impossible, and accepts no such reality as failure.”

“To get satisfactory results you must follow all instructions in a spirit of faith.”

“Specialize knowledge, plus imagination.”

“Proper planning may circumvent lowly beginnings.”

Well, I’ll stop now before I quote the whole book.  Hopefully you find some value in a few of these words.  If you did and now you are thinking about thinking and growing rich, don’t miss my blog on the easiest ways to wealth.

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Fear is a Portal to Your Success (The 6th Element)

On the last post I spoke of the 5th element of achieving success, which was of course, doing what you love, or having a passion about what you are doing to make your living.  The reason why this element is so important is because it adds velocity to your momentum of success.  Here’s what I mean;  when you love what you do, usually, you are always thinking about that passion or interest anyway…it comes natural to you..Your mind doesn’t want to think about anything else….so the “You become what you think about” way to success, mentioned in my last post, is mostly handled.  Now, obviously, the other 3 ways are up to acquiring a good financial sense.

The crucial point here is; one of the most important hindrances of success is diluted when one loves what they do…..    What is this hindrance?..

The hindrance of fear.   When you truly believe in something, the fear you would normally have in performing the acts needed to successfully execute, are made more tolerable, thus increasing the chances of you actually doing them.

This is so important because, fear, can pretty much be seen as the biggest obstacle to most people’s dreams.  Once we as individuals or business leaders decide to take on our fears, to step into them, and challenge them, we ultimately take a step into the light of our success.

A good way to look at Fear is as a portal to your success.  It is in essence, my 6th element of success.

P.S  a great book that I read on Fear is  called:

Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway (r)  Check it out.

Love what you do + Do what you Fear = Success

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