You Really Want To Be Wealthy?

According to my friend, Robert Kiyosaki, ‘Wealth is the number of days you can survive forward if you stop working tomorrow.’

To me, wealth is more than just about staying alive. It’s about having a life.

Have you heard of the poor man with lots of money but nothing of lasting value? Sad, isn’t it?

The root word of ‘wealth‘ is an archaic English word. It is a combination of ‘wela’ which means well-being and ‘th’ which refers to ‘condition’.

Wealth in essence refers to the condition of well-being. It is a state of the body, soul and spirit.

Wealth also includes physical, emotional, social and environmental well-being.

Being wealthy is to have the resources to live a meaningful, exciting and fulfilling life.

More importantly, it is having adequate resources so that your loved ones and the people you want to help can enjoy a great and purposeful lifestyle.

Wealth is not just about money. It’s also being rich in spirit, compassion, and contribution.

Being rich is to have the money and material possession to achieve the same aspiration. It is just as important to be rich in action, service and contribution.

To be wealthy, you need more than riches.

To me, an asset is anything that grows my wealth. A liability is anything that decreases my wealth.

In other words, your property, car, savings, and other possessions may not be an asset. They can be a liability.

Wealth is a tool to help you fulfill a worthwhile vision.

I believe if you don’t have money, you can still work towards becoming wealthy.

However, if you don’t have a dream, you will be poor forever.

That’s the reason why I believe the greatest poverty is a poverty of dreams.

The greatest problem in investment is not a lack of money but a lack of dream, skills, and confidence. When you have these three qualities, you will be on the way to create wealth and enjoy life.

Henry David Thoreau phrased it aptly, ‘Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.’

Do You Want Money?

I realized none of us – including myself – want to have money. We don’t need money.

Surprised?

If I give you all the money in the world but you cannot see, touch, or use it, do you still want it?

My point is this, you don’t want money. You only want what money can do for me.

In other words, if you don’t know what you want to do with money, you can’t be truly rich.

If you don’t know how you plan to use your money and what you want to contribute to in your life, you will never be totally motivated to create lasting wealth.

You do not want to be like the person who spent the best years of his life to make money and then spent all his money to try and recover the lost years in his life.

Socrates once said, “If a man is proud of his wealth, he should not be praised until it is known how he employs it.”

The person who craves for too little wealth is as pitiful as the person who is obsessed about too much. The question that begs to be answered is, ‘What do I want to do with wealth?’

Many people tragically do not believe they can be wealthy. They do not know why they want to be wealthy and what they want to do with their money.

When friends told me they knew what they could do with lots of money, I would look into their eyes to ascertain the truth in their statement.

Many did not believe in what they said. They have absolutely no commitment, the kind of dedication that will make sacrifices and pay a high price to be wealthy.

There is no passion in them. They were uttering merely words.

Hence, it is important to keep asking yourself, “What is My Compelling Reason To Be Wealthy?”

Do you have a purpose that is so important – that you’re so passionate about – that it will drive you out of bed every morning in pursuit of wealth?

If you know the ‘why’, you will find out the ‘how’. It is your purpose that will drive your performance.

Even when you have found a compelling purpose; every now and then, the fire within you will die down. you need to rekindle it.

With a burning desire, your dream of great wealth cannot but must come true.

Will you join me to create wealth so as to help others live a better life and make the world a better home?

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Effective Teamwork – Building Teams That Work

S – System

To ensure that you have the most effective team, the team members must not only be in alignment and be totally motivated, there must also be systems in place to help lead and manage them.

The quality of your operational systems will determine the quality of your team. It will also determine your team’s speed of growth and achievements.

The above 5 factors are critical success factors to develop a team of excellence that is built to serve and designed to last.

Think: How can you creatively redesign your team’s model of operation so as to achieve a higher level of success?

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Effective Teamwork – Building Teams That Work

M – Motivation

As a servant-leader, you must always remember that every member in your team is a unique individual with gifts and talents.

Your team members have their own needs, fears and aspirations.

Your job is to empathize with them in order to bring out the best from them and help them enjoy the best of life.

To do that, you need to constantly inspire and motivate them to love their duties and to do them to the best of their abilities.

You need to work closely with them to help them find meaning, excitement and fulfilment in their work.

It bodes well to remember that if you don’t have a heart to love and serve your team members, you do not qualify and deserve to be a leader.

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Savour Every Moment

Last evening, I was living in the moment, soaking in the beauty of a sunset and savoring the wonders of life with all my senses.

Time seemed to have frozen.

All thoughts have vanished from my mind as I lost myself in the wonder of the experience.

This is what they call a “smell the roses” moment.

It’s a real pity if we do not learn how to quieten our hearts and minds and learn how to savour every moment.

If we do not experience every moment with all our senses, we are drifting through life.

Life is for more than living.

Savour every moment…

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Take Action Now

When you join the rank of dreamers, you join a group of people that can create new realities and a new world.

These people take massive action to transform great dreams into a reality.

When you join them to work towards great dreams, you will always be young.

When your dreams are replaced by just “hopes” and “wishes”, you will start to grow old.

The best time to dream and fulfill your dream is right here, right now.

There is no better time in history to do whatever you want to do, enjoy whatever you want to enjoy, and achieve whatever you want to achieve.

Always remember, you are in a position to transform the world for the benefit of our children and your children’s children. You can leave a positive legacy for their sake.

Please don’t take your destiny lightly.

Live your dream right now.

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Criticism? Whip It On!

Today, one of my clients told me that she had heard criticism about me. 

I told her that I’m not surprised. When she heard that I was not surprised, that kind of surprised her. 

Whether you are on the right or wrong track in life, there will always be criticism. 

In fact, if you have no criticism, chances are you are not on the success track. 

The amount of criticism is frequently proportionate to the level of your success. 

In other words, the more successful you are, the more criticism you will get. 

The only way not to have criticism is to say or do absolutely nothing. 

The other alternative is to learn how to manage and leverage criticism in an effective and efficient way. 

Criticism, like many other challenges in life will also come to pass. 

However, you should never allow its meaning, purpose and significance to go to waste. 

There’re many positive lessons that you can learn from criticism to help you become a better person.

Learn to differentiate negative criticism from positive criticism. One is destructive while the other is constructive. 

Negative criticism will damage and destroy you while positive ones will educate and enlighten you. 

Never let negative criticism take toxic roots in your heart and mind. It should not grip you and prevent you from moving forward. 

You can create cemeteries anywhere on the road to success to bury and forget such criticisms. 

When people throw stones at you, use them to build highways to help others and help yourself travel farther and faster in life. 

Learn from criticisms but don’t let them stand in the way of your progress. 

On the other hand, don’t let praises inflate your ego and trap and trip you in life. 

Positive criticisms can be a valuable input to strengthen you and improve your game in life. 

If you’re wrong, the best thing that others can do for you is to tell you that you’re wrong. It’s a necessity to help you reach a higher level in life. 

It’s better to learn how to handle criticism as early as possible in your life. Take it objectively and not personally. 

And continue to improve your criticism-handling skills because there’ll be more and stronger criticisms as you become more successful. 

Learn to humble yourself and accept positive criticisms. 

If you are not open to criticisms and learn from them, you would have closed the door to success.

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Leveraging On The Past

All of us have a past that we can never change.

We can decide to sink or soar as a result of it.

Unfortunately, many people are trapped in the past.

They relive their hurts and carry emotional baggages that should have been left behind them.

Unfortunately, if they are not at peace with the past, they will never be at peace with the present.

If they cannot accept and appreciate the past, they may not soar and succeed in the future.

Contempt of the past will eventually condemn the future.

As you reflect on challenges of the past, be mindful they were not random dots in your life.

They happened for a reason.

There are meaning and significance for every experience even though you might not realise it at that point in time.

When you understand how unique experiences of the past can be translated into a tapestry of purpose, meaning and significance, the past can become a powerful leverage and tool for creating your bright future.

It becomes a launching pad to help you make full use of your life and to live life at its best.

You cannot change the past. However, you can choose to learn from and build on it.

You may not be able to forget a negative experience but you can forget the negative emotions associated with it.

The more you remove the pains from the past, the more you will increase the gains in the future.

When you choose to turn every negative experience into a positive experience, it becomes another real-life example to teach others on how to handle life by its horns.

The sooner you come to term with the past, the larger will be your treasure cove of beautiful memories.

Do not only accept your past, be contented with it.

Don’t just come to terms with the past, be grateful and thankful for it.

Fall in love with the unique blessing of your past so as to love the present and possibilities of a brighter future.

When that happens, there will be a greater sense of serenity and pride and joy in your life.

The past will act like a signpost to direct your path to the future.

It can be a powerful resource to help you find true meaning and fulfillment and help you rise to your highest calling.

The past does not have to be a pitfall, it can be a powerful platform to propel yourself to a brighter future.

How you make use of the past will influence your direction in life and its ultimate destination.

As you do so, continue to capitalise on the “here and now” so as to further expand on the treasure cove of your memory.

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Encourage: Step Up With Compassion, Care And Concern

As a leader, you need to have a servant’s heart.

Be mindful that the privilege of leadership is a privilege to serve and not to be served.

Whatever you do, you should put the interest of the enterprise at heart and not do it to fulfil any self-centred or partisan interest.

You should serve with humility and value others above yourself.

If you don’t have a heart to love and serve your people, it’s unlikely that you qualify and deserve to be a leader.

History has shown us that leaders who serve their people with love and wisdom can help their organisations to achieve greatness.

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Building A Win-Win Relationship

To be an effective leader, be mindful that your job is to be a servant to the others.

If you don’t have a heart to love and serve others, you do not qualify and deserve to be a leader.

Therefore, make it a point to find out the vision, needs and concerns of your team members.

Look after their best interests, and reach out to bring out the best from them.

Help them achieve worthwhile outcomes and make them feel that they did it on their own.

Inspire them to believe that they can continue to pursue a higher level of achievement even in your absence.

When you have a track record of helping others to succeed, soon you don’t have to chase for success.

Success will chase after you.

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Dancing With Life

Our Creator has created you as a unique and valued person.

Blessed you with a set of strengths, gifts, and talents.

There is not a single person that has your set of knowledge, skills, and resources.

Think, feel, talk, and act like you.

No one has felt your grief, pain, and sorrow.

Or carry your passion, dream and aspiration.

Nobody has ever walked your steps and gone through your experiences.

Who you are, what you have gone through, and what you can achieve can be your greatest asset.

Make you a stronger and better person.

And help you connect with more people and influence their future.

Looking forward, you can continue to strengthen your capacity and capability.

And improve your life on an ongoing basis.

Always remember that your life is not your own.

You have no control over its expiry date.

Therefore, if you woke up alive this morning, be thankful.

Be mindful to enjoy the beauty within and around you.

In doing so, your spirit will be lifted up with a heart of gratitude.

You have been given life as a gift and a means to be a blessing to the people and environment around you.

A new lease of life is given to you again and again because there is a special mission for you.

A dream is waiting to be fulfilled.

Someone is waiting for you to free him from an emotional prison.

Many lives can be touched by you.

Like a pupa, a beautiful butterfly is waiting to be released from the cocoon of your experiences.

Therefore, live up to a higher calling and serve a worthier cause.

The best way to live your life is to live your life for others.

The more you reach out to bless others, the richer and better your life will become.

Our Creator has not given up on you and He will never give up on you.

Therefore, never ever give up on yourself.

You are a work in progress.

It’s time to act.

It’s time to claim your destiny.

It’s time to rise to greatness.

Go4It!

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