JANUARY 2018 STATEMENT, Year 6, Month 8

Happy New Year to all reading this. Hope you had an amazing December and are on track for a tremendous January 2018?. Mine was a hectic one, but fruitful as well. In a retreat some days ago, I asked a prominent investment banker what percentage of income he asks people to save. He said, personally,…

DECEMBER 2017 BOOK REVIEW – WORRY #1

Today, I will be doing a review of the book entitled, ‘How to stop worrying and start living’ by Dale Carnegie. It will be the first review in this series, thou I previously emphasized this. We shall specifically look at the section that goes deep into THE DANGER of WORRY, from which we will learn that…

DECEMBER 2017 STATEMENT – Year 6, Month 7

It’s a free market, not a free world. FORESIGHT In astronomy, a binary system occurs when the orbits of two stars are linked because of their gravitational interaction. In humans, it’s the notion of foresight and formlessness. One of the effects is pure and clean regret. Last month, Jay Patil emphasized how Blockbuster refused to…

NOVEMBER 2017 STATEMENT – Year 6, Month 6

“When you are thirsty, it is too late to think about digging a well.” – Japanese Proverb During the industrial revolution, an entrepreneur solved problems of consumption. Today, the need has shifted to problems of storage.  And war has no place if we are to feed this need. Peter Thiel once wrote how just as…

OCTOBER 2017 STATEMENT – Year 6, Month 5

The Bergofsky Principle states that if a computer tried enough keys, it was mathematically guaranteed to find the right one. Dan Brown states in his book Digital Fortress that all security codes are breakable if you have the right equipment. Even when mutating strings are used to write rotating codes. I am not sure if…

SEPTEMBER 2017 STATEMENT – Year 6, Month 4

Assumptions kill more relationships than anything else. It is well-known by most that attraction is what you see, infatuation what you feel but real love is what you know. This is the reason real love and particularly any lasting relationship has no assumptions, only facts. Problems that are ignored and look like they will go…

MAKING PEACE WITH CHANGE, CONTROL AND BALANCE

“Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.” – Jackson Kiddard Change, The Dilemma Have you ever wanted something/someone so badly but you felt like you couldn’t do anything about it? How would you describe your state during those times? Chances are that you experienced one or more these emotions: frustration, neediness,…

BETRAYAL IN THE MODERN AGE

“It’s hard to tell who has your back, from who has it long enough just to stab you in it….”  ― Nicole Richie on betrayal Whenever people chose to walk out of your life, let them walk. Betrayal is as old as mankind itself. Treat these characters as you would treat a dead person. Gone forever,…

WHY WOMEN FAIL TO KEEP THEIR MEN

If you want your man to see you as the one woman he can’t live without, you need to stop making the dangerous mistakes most women make, that push men away. These mistakes give you a temporary commitment at best, and you need to stop making them – right now! – so you can start getting…

JULY 2017 STATEMENT, Year 6, Month 2

This month, I share yet another inspiring fable I read from Bill Gates. I particularly found this one interesting, especially the growth element! This story will potentially add value to your life and expose to you the intestines of strategy, the capacity of exponential growth and possibly of compound interest at a different front altogether….

FEBRUARY 2017 STATEMENT, Year 5, Month 9

Happy New Month! Today, I share a powerful story about marriage by Nadia Buari. May this add value to your life as intended. “MARRIAGE is like a shoe. When you wear over size, be ready to drag it along through out life, and when you wear under-size be ready to feel the pains through out…

JANUARY 2017 STATEMENT, Year 5, Month 8

Happy New Year 2017! It is always exciting to start a new year, it gives us renewed hope, sustained and balanced review of current standing and reflection of the destination. It’s usually a time to celebrate and meet family and friends that we sometimes don’t meet all year long. Which is why I decided it…

NOVEMBER 2016 MONTHLY STATEMENT SERIES, Year 5, Month 6

Its already November, and hoping you had a wonderful October. Today, I come bearing more gifts. Some stories i have encountered over the past month that have massive transformational and motivational ability. The first is about responsibility. “A little girl and her father were crossing a bridge. The father was kind of scared so he asked…

MAY 2016 MONTHLY STATEMENT SERIES, Year 4, Month 12

This month, I write about the dynamics of marriage. Sometime back, I had to leave a relationship not because I didn’t love but because priorities weren’t set straight. A marriage or relationship between a man and woman is not as complicated as is perceived to be. It is if you don’t understand what I am…

FEBRUARY 2016 MONTHLY STATEMENT SERIES, Year 4, Month 9

The average four year old laughs 300 times a day while the average adult laughs 15 times a day. This is because children don’t distinguish between progress and reward. They subconsciously understand divinity and its distinction of features. You need to understand that virtue of true focus lies between rage and serenity. That we infinitely…

JANUARY 2014 MONTHLY STATEMENT SERIES, Year 2, Month 8

John Gray once said, ‘To expect communication to be easy is unrealistic. Some feelings are very difficult to communicate without hurting the listener. It is difficult to understand someone’s point of view when what they are saying isn’t what you want to hear.’ He further said that, ‘A relationship is like a garden. If it…

Steve Pavlina on Persistence (Part 7 of 7)

Self-Discipline: Persistence “Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved…

Steve Pavlina on Persistence (Part 6 of 7)

Self-Discipline: Industry Industry is working hard. In contrast to hard work, being industrious doesn’t necessarily mean doing work that’s challenging or difficult. It simply means putting in the time. You can be industrious doing easy work or hard work. Imagine you have a baby. You’ll spend a lot of time changing diapers. But that isn’t…

Steve Pavlina on Persistence (Part 5 of 7)

Self-Discipline: Hard Work The big secret in life is that there is no big secret. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you’re willing to work. – Oprah Winfrey Hard work — yet another dirty word. Hard Work Defined My definition of hard work is that which challenges you. And why is challenge important?…

Steve Pavlina on Persistence (Part 4 of 7)

Self-Discipline: Willpower The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will. – Vince Lombardi Willpower — such a dirty word these days. How many commercials have you seen that attempt to position their products as a substitute for willpower?…

Steve Pavlina on Persistence (Part 3 of 7)

Self-Discipline: Acceptance The first of the five pillars of self-discipline is acceptance. Acceptance means that you perceive reality accurately and consciously acknowledge what you perceive. This may sound simple and obvious, but in practice it’s extremely difficult. If you experience chronic difficulties in a particular area of your life, there’s a strong chance that the…