“Money is something we choose to trade our life energy for.”
― Vicki Robin
To understand financial independence, start by answering this question, “What do you need money for?” It would be best if you thought as deeply as possible, and when you have the answer, let’s continue.
To be financially independent means that you have enough money to pay for whatever you thought of as the reason for needing money, and taking care of yourself and all your expenses for the rest of your life without having to depend on a job for the money.
Now, have it in…
“I’ve failed over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”
— Michael Jordan
The two quotes for this piece are from two great legends in the history of sports. Still, it turns out that between then and now, sports have shifted from the good old “have some fun” or “break a sweat” or “burn some fat” that it used to be all about, to more of a personal development thing, on both mental and physical levels. …
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
— Henry Ford
Learning never stops, and why should it? I’ve heard a lot of people in their final year or on graduation day say things like, “after this, I’m done.” To them, it means freedom; at last, no more School, no more having to learn anything from anyone. I have to get a job and start my life. Little do they know that they’ve only applied to the great school of life, and that is when learning starts. …
“I only wish I could find an institute that teaches people how to listen. Business people need to listen at least as much as they need to talk. Too many people fail to realize that real communication goes in both directions.”
— Lee Iacocca
Effective communication is a skill that everyone needs, and it’s not only for work but also in your personal life. Your relationship with people will not be solid if communication is poor. However, communication is not all about talking. There are times when you also have to listen, and as simple as it may seem (a…
“You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.”
– Jim Rohn
We are approaching that time of the year when people start saying things like, “this ends this year,” or “it won’t be like this next year,” or “next year will be different.” And it goes on. A study says that about 60% of the world’s population make New Year resolutions, and only 8% achieve them. What happened to the remaining 92%? I mean, they were as enthusiastic as the other eight, or even more, so what happened?
From personal experience, I believe you would…
“The basis of Toyota’s scientific approach is to ask why five times whenever we find a problem. By repeating why five times, the nature of the problem as well as its solution becomes clear.”
— Taiichi Ohno
The Five Whys technique has been present for a long time and a means for solving cause and effect situations. And the analogy is that, if while working, an error occurs, then asking why the error happened and adding four more whys (totalling five) to the subsequent answers will most likely expose the root cause of the problem. …
“I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go if you want to go.”
— Langston Hughes
Great inventions and other remarkable things that happen throughout history often started as visions. Similarly, the people who made said inventions and other people whose names have gone down in history for their remarkable achievements have some things in common. Firstly, they all started with a dream or an idea, which they worked upon until it became credible enough that they could convince others to see things through their eyes. However, what they were doing…
“Communication is your ticket to success if you pay attention and learn to do it effectively.”
– Theo Gold
Communication is the basis behind almost everything we do in life, at home with our family and close ones. At school, at work, everywhere, when you have to interact with something, you communicate. However, can everyone do it the right way? Let’s answer that by going down our memory lane. Do you remember the marketer or cold caller that gave you an offer or told you about a product that seemed too good to be true? You probably couldn’t resist the…
“If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world.”
– Mercedes Lackey
In life, change is constant, and time is infinite. However, with living things in the equation, we are the “Y” variable, and sooner or later, we hit the “zero” mark when we run out of time. Death is a certainty for us. It’s only a matter of time, and pending that time, how well we can say we’ve lived our lives is from the fewer regrets we have when we are in our final moments.
Our regrets are birthed from the things we did and…
“It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters”
A lot has happened this year, and there were lots of times when one had to grieve or be scared of the possibilities of being swallowed up by the “lemons” that the year served us, and that put us in a dark place. It could also be that the hit wasn’t direct, right? What if it was someone close to us, and now, all we have left is grief? How do you get away from all that negative vibe and move on? Well, don’t…