Month: November 2013

3 Things You Should Never Expect From An Enemy

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Are you experiencing a set back in your busines or career? Do you find it difficult to trust people due to one hurt feeling you had in the past? Or do people find it difficult relating [or opening up] with you? If your answer to these questions is YES! Then you are the reason for which the inspiration to write this article came. Read it, learn from it and live a better life.

Traditionally we are taught to blame every bad omen on our enemies. But my research here shows that they are not always responsible (although as we know, they are wicked).

There are three things in life which one called an enemy (whether man or devil) can’t do. I am writing this so that when next it happens you don’t blame the wrong person. When you blame the wrong person, the wrong result occurs.

They are;

1. Disappointment

Have you ever had someone disappoint you? If yes! Was that person a friend or an enemy? Let me leave you to answer that.

Well, I have had enough. And guess what? They were people I loved, respected and trusted. Same was likeable to God, Jesus and Joseph. God exalted Lucifer as the Arch angel – the one in charge of His food processing industry, of course you know God eats only Praise and Worship but what did the stupid lucifer do? He disappointed God. Judas disappointed Jesus, Joseph was disappointed by his brothers and Joshua was disappointed by Achan, a man from the Messaic lineage.

2. Discouragement

Have you ever been discouraged? An enemy can’t show you your weakness – he is a stranger. Even when the devil wants to discourage you he comes through the person you expected encouragement from. My dear, this is life and you’ve got to face it is their language.

3. Inability to Believe in You

Enemies are afraid of you. A friend knows a bit of your ability. A friend concludes you faster.

Note: Inasmuch as you need to be careful about who you consider as the enemy of your progress, you must be much more careful about your friendly enemies.

‘Watchfulness’ is the game.

Top Quotes on Wealth Creation From Charles Apoki

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Becoming wealthy is easier today than what it use to be in the past. So, if it is something you’ve always wished? Here are quotes on Wealth Creation from a notable Entrepreneur that will change your life.

Before I proceed, let me introduce Charles O. Apoki to you. Charles O. Apoki is a Medical Doctor who came from a WRETCHED background in the Niger Delta but his decision to be wealthy in life was and is still very strong. He believes that “God cannot force you [anyone] to get rich. You must be willing.” Today, God has called him into ministry. He’s one of the great men of God in Nigeria with special mandate to teach Wealth Creation. Oh, did I forget to tell you he is an Author? One of his booklets I value so much is; “Money Is An Idiot.”

Check out what he has to say about wealth:

“The purpose of money is not for comparative acquisition but for comparative responsibility”

“Wealth at a time becomes boring if there is no corresponding responsibility”

“Money has no religion. Money is neutral and very mobile”

“It is ideas that create the economic gradient for the economic flow in any direction. Patroniseable ideas surpass the wealth withholding mindset of people. They cause patronage and wealth flow”

“The docile and consumptive, the ignorant and ignorance are raw materials for the creative, enterprising and productive individuals”

“If a poor Egyptian had noticed Moses’ basket she would have carried him to Pharaoh’s police to gain favour”

“I hate poverty and the only way to overcome it is by being enterprising”

“Information is money, try as much as possible to get financially pregnant information. They deliver money if properly midwifed”

“The dynamism of wealth ensures that money is in a fluid state it always gravitates in the direction of ideas, values, services, opportunities, recreation and better options”

“If anything you do can attract people’s attention, it will attract money”

Do you find this quotes useful? Share it! That’s just a few of Charles Apoki’s idea.

Top 25 Secrets of Success By Bill Newman That Could Change Your Life

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Are you seeking for the right button to push and the secret of success will be unveiled to you? Let me share with you the Top Secrets of Success as stated by Bill Newman.

Who is Bill Newman?

Dr Bill Newman is a distinguished Australian speaker whose wealth of knowledge has being shared through his books, articles and radio and TV programs.

1. Seek and seize opportunities. Great chances and challenges don’t always come giftwrapped

2. Channel your passion into your profession

3. Persist and persevere. Overnight success is a myth

4. Be inquisitive. Read widely outside of your field. Ask questions and turn things inside out

5. Be optimistic. Things aren’t always as hard to accomplish as you expect

6. Learn to get along with people. Make people like you

7. Learn to exhibit more patience than any other person you know

8. Respect other people’s opinions and ideas

9. Be humble

10. Be loyal

11. Cultivate cheerfulness

12. Work hard

13. Find your own particular talent

14. Be big

15. Be honest

16. Learn to think problems through. Don’t give up. If you don’t get the answer today, go back to it tomorrow. Discipline your mind to the thought that anything given you to decide, presupposes your ability to solve it. Sufficient thought will bring the proper solution in due time.

17. Learn to put yourself in the other’s place. There are two sides to every dispute and yours is not necessarily the right one. Keep an open mind, no matter how personal the point is.

18. Live with enthusiasm

19. Don’t let your possessions possess you

20. Don’t worry about your problems

21. Look up to people when you can – down to no one

22. Don’t cling to the past

23. Assume you full share of responsibility in the world

24. Strive to be happy and enjoy life

25. Depend on God

Success in life and business only goes to the person who has the courage to dream, the ability to organise and the strength to execute.

Has any of the secrets been relevant to you? Share your experience with us.

Top 7 Business Strategies For Those Who Want to Make it Big – Part 2

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Today, I will be continuing where I stopped previously on the Top 7 Business Strategies For Those Who Want To Make Big.

As the title implies, if you have no interest to make it big in business do not bother reading further but if your interest is as good as mine who wants to build a trans-generational business empire, read on for this is the kind of article that will educate you with applicable information to expand your business.

Having stated in part one of this article that starting a business with your own savings is the best, I want to also make it clear that running same business with internally generated fund is also a good idea only to invite investors when your financial track record is tilting on the positive.

4. Financial Discipline

The failure of great number of businesses in Africa and of course the world at large cannot be totally blamed on the environment nor the government policies. More should be channeled on how business owners treat money. Some hostile people call it a stranger and are always in a haste to send it out.

“If money cannot stay with you until it is planned to be spent, then you are not yet mature to be rich.”
– Emenike Emmanuel

As you generate your funds, you must find way of retaining the money in the business. Only by this means will you grow. But when you burn your candle from both ends, you will discover that competition will naturally catch with you; market dynamics somehow will catch up with you. And if dwell so long in that dead-zone ‘comfort’, fortune will move away from.

Saving a little will save you a great deal. It is one of the Top Business Strategies I learnt recently.

5 Monitor The National Budget

Every year your country present a budget. Have you ever considered giving a better priority to investing more in the area where your country’s greater percentage of investment is? No matter how small your business is, you need to leverage on this information if you need to make it big in business.

This article has not ended, we will continue tomorrow.

If this article has touched you or just reminded you something, leave a comment with us.

Zig Ziglar: The Model of My Mentor By Emenike Emmanuel [MSP]

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No one ever became magnificiently successful without having a Being he could point at and say “this is my mentor or model! The person who inspired me with his words and actions.” The story of everyone who is in the Motivational Speaking profession cannot be complete if he or she have never encountered Pa Zig Ziglar.

Although I was never able to meet Zig Ziglar in his lifetime like it was in my plan to do, but the impart his materials (Tapes and Books) have made on me can only be erased by eternity.

It was just this time last year, being 28th Novermber, 2012 when the news of his death got to us. We cried, we sobbed but the remarkable investments he made in the lives of half a billion people all over the world was our consolation. Pa Ziglar was a Godly man who loved God and His work.

I got to know Zig Ziglar from Leslie Brown who spoke about him as his Mentor. How he ‘fired up’ Les Brown was a great inspiration to me.

Today, as a remembrance of the day he took a transition into glory after battling with Pneumonia, I am de dedicating this article to him. I regard him as the ‘Model of My Mentor’, a man who made Motivating others to achieve success in life a priority. Notwithstanding the poor background he came from he dared ‘success’ and met it, and not just doing it alone, he stated a philosophy to make it a chain reaction. He said; “You can get whatever you want if you can just help enough others get what they want.” Of course that message is the one that destroys selfishness which is the biggest challenge of the human race.

Some of his quotes I love so much includes;
“You cannot climb the ladder of success dressed in the costume of failure.”
“If you don’t see yourself as a winner, you can’t perform as a winner.” and
“You don’t need to be great to start but you need to start to be great.”

Zig Ziglar died at the age of 86, spent 50 years to produce 30 books, imparted half a billion people and companies (which Emchis Consulting is a part of) and today, his legacy lives.

If given an opportunity to say something about Zig Ziglar, the Father of Modern Day Motivation, what would you say? Leave a comment for us and bid Zig Ziglar a Perfect Rest.

Top 7 Business Strategies For Those Who Want to Make it Big – Part 1

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How has your journey in the world of business been? Have you be going from success-to-failure or on the reverse? Well, whatever your state is I’m here again with the 7-Manifold Business Strategies that will help you become a key player in the business sector. Remember, the result comes on application and not just reading this.

1. Get a Big Picture of the Business

Very simple! By this I mean, get a vision. No business becomes big without a vision. Put your vision on paper. If you are afraid of anyone stealing your idea (like I often get atimes), analyse it with a diagram which only you can understand.

Your business can only get as far as your vision can go. So, if you are interested to build a Multi-Billion Dollar Business like myself and my Blogging Mentor, Ajaero Tony Martins owner of MyTopBusinessIdea.com & StrategicBusinessTeam.com, then you must get a big picture of the business in many years to come.

2. Work Hard, Work Smart

This two ‘adjectives’ are completely different. Poor people know how to work hard even on hard works that yields little or no result but the elites who are considered the shakers and movers in the world of business have mastered the strategy of harmonizing the two to maximize profit.

One of the best advice I have ever received was from the Project Manager of SPDC Nigeria, Engr. Ihendu Ogba. He said in a low tone; “Emenike, I will help you but Hard work pays!” Although it sounds simple but the impart of that word can only be erased by eternity.

Work hard, work smart even at soft works.

3. Start With Your Own Savings

Many money lending homes may want to offer you money to start a business but don’t accept that if you want to make it big. Banks don’t give CAPITAL, they give CREDIT and for every credit, you are bound to be in debt. Zig Ziglar said; “you don’t need to be great to start but you need to start to be great.”

The best way to start a business is to start with your own savings.

To be continued in the next post =>

I hope this article has challenged you? Just share it and keep a track with us.

Top 5 Habits of Great Motivational Speakers

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Having listened to the tapes and read the books of great speakers like Fela Durotoye and Niyi Adesanya (of Nigeria), John Maxwell, Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins, stephen Covey, Les Brown (my mentor) and many others I can’t mention here, I want to share with you Top Habits which I discovered were common in all of them.

These men has made the speaking industry one of the choicest industries in the world. My discoveries proved that they all had these habits I am about to share with you. So! Relax, read and let it inspire you – meanwhile joining us won’t be any error, afterall that’s part of the ‘Passive income’ I have always talked to you about.

Let’s check it out!

1. They survey their audience

The first thing every great motivational speaker does on receiving a letter of engagement is to make a research of the audience he’s to speak to. With this you can have their age, profession, philosophy and probably their expectations.

2. They make good use of the time given to them

This is simple! Nothing annoys an audience like having a speaker who doesn’t keep to time. Not only not keeping to time but wastes time. Great motivational speakers maximize the time. So, if you’re aiming to become one in future, note this!

3. They use simple-to-understand words

Yeah! No need of big grammar otherwise you lose the audience’s concentration. The essence of communication is to get the listeners to learn.

Great speakers talk and listen – both to themselves and to audience. By using simple words you get to participate.

4. They leave the audience better than they met them

This can be done by using highly motivating words. Words when listened people will scream, “I have never heard anyone talk like this before.” If you can meet their demands you will come back to speak.

5. They end well

This talks about their conclusion. They make it friendly and entertaining. On concluding, remind them of what you expect them to do.

The speaking industry is a huge opportunity, get to know how we make money talking.

5 Key Things You Must Do Before You Die

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What would you like people to say about you after you’re gone? If you’re to write your ‘biography’ what would you want it to look like?

You may have heard that the best way to predict the future is to invent it. If that be the case, 5 Key Things are critical that must be achieved otherwise you’ve lived an unfulfilled life.

1. Discover Yourself

Man is a superbeing, created for superachievement. When you tap into the inner you, you will be amazed at what you can achieve.

God’s purpose for you can’t be thwarted but until you awaken the giant within nothing worthwhile happens.

Each of us is born with a talent. It is either you use it or you useless it.

To be counted as one who have lived a full life you must DISCOVER YOURSELF.

2. Be Yourself

Often times we seem to live our lives using another person’s blueprint which isn’t necessary. Copy nobody! Even if the person is your father.

Live your life before you die otherwise you will look back to regret when no life is there to live. Just be original.
3. Leave a Legacy

What would people look at and remember you. How many lives would you like to inspire when your history is read? The likes of Martin Luther King Jr., Gandhi, Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, Abraham Lincoln, Nelson Mandela, Reinhard Bonnke, Nnamdi Azikiwe were men who left a legacy.

One more legacy you must leave before you die is building a Great company (business and culture).

4. Give Back

Everything you have the society gave you. Carve a niche to give back. Replicate yourself before you die. Don’t die with your talent untransferred.

The inability of most Business owners to give back is what has hindered trans-generational businesses. Better to die empty than rub the world.

5. Get to Know Jesus Christ

Life is vanity without Jesus. If you must enjoy now and enjoy thereafter in eternity, you must have a great relationship with Jesus.

To know Him is to repent and confess your sins, then you’re purified. When you know Him you enjoy here. Do it before you die.

Mind you, you may not have a second chance to do this 5 things. If you can get them right you’ve lived a fulfilled life. Goodluck!

Top lessons on Network Marketing from Robert Kiyosaki

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Do you have interest in increasing your sales output this season? Do you know it is possible to achieve that without lifting an ant while your income pumps in like water? Okay! I guess you must the passionate kind of person who like helping others but doesn’t know how to start.

Here is a lesson I learnt from Robert T. Kiyosaki, my money mentor some years back while I was pondering over joining the Entrepreneurial community.

His opinion on Networking Marketing is real and work-able.

For those who don’t know Robert Kiyosaki: Robert Kiyosaki is the author of the bestselling Rich Dad Poor Dad who dropped out of Business School where he went to acquire his MBA after 9 months.

According to Robert T. Kiyosaki, he didn’t make his millions from Network Marketing (although he knows of others who did) but the lessons he learnt from it has become the foundation for his businesses today.

Whether you are a newbie or an expert, this Top Lessons From Robert T. Kiyosaki on Network Marketing will have a great impact on your business.

Join me let’s know Robert Kiyosaki’s opinion on Network Marketing.

¤ The richest people in the world build networks. Everyone else is trained to look for work:

He sees Network Marketing as a system that attracts people who are looking for work. And when the people searching for work meets the system, enormous wealth is generated.

¤ Network Marketing business is a business with people who are there to help you become richer:

Yes! The Network Marketing company owners build you up inorder for you to build up the company.

¤ A Network Marketing business is a new and revolutionary way to achieve wealth:

It is the easiest way to raise money for your dream when you don’t have your own product to sell. It is a new way, join us. He called it a very democratic way of wealth creation.

¤ Network Marketing is not a good business for greedy people:

It is not a business for those who wants to be the only standing tree in the forest. Rule number one for me is; ‘envy not your master.’

Finally, the advantage of a network marketing business is that not only does the business provide a great business education, the business often provides a whole new world of friends.

Top Quotes on Financial Discipline That Could Change Your Business

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Do you want to improve your business life? Are you tired of struggling financially? Here comes Top Quotes That Could Transform Your Business. It is my desire that through this blog we will bring you success tips. Share it with friends for the purpose of global impart.

“If you cannot save money, the seeds of greatness are not in you.”
– W. Clement Stone

“Test fast, fail fast, adjust fast.”
– Tom Peters

“Financial education needs to become a part of our national curriculum and scoring systems so that it’s not just rich kids that learn about money.”
– David Bach

“Any informed borrower is simply less vulnerable to fraud and abuse.”
– Alan Greenspar

“The most important thing for a young man is to establish a credible reputation, character.”
– John D. Rockefeller

“On saving: A dollar here, a dollar there. Over time it adds up.”
– Jarod Kinkz

“Before you can really start setting financially goals, you need to determine where you stand financially.”
– David Bach

“If you give me $5 billion today, I will invest everything here in Nigeria. Let us put our heads together and work.”
– Aliko Dangote

Aba as a Centre of Entrepreneurial Excellence – Championed by Abia Think Tank Association

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Today, I was previlege to attend ‘ABA SUMMIT’ organised by Abia Think Tank Association (ATTA) headed by Mazi Sam I. Ohuabunwa, OFR at Terminus Hotel, Aba Abia State Nigeria from start to finish.

This program being the first of its kind attracted the presence of Abia intellectuals, professionals, lovers of Abia and investors from different parts of the world. Some of the men who I have great respect for that were present includes; Prof. Pat Utomi, Prof. Barth Nnaji and Prof. Ikechi Mgbeoji.

These men spoke extensively in a way that inspired me to keep doing my best in making Aba work. According to Mazi Sam I. Ohuabunwa’s keynote address, he stated that “intellectual capital thrives on ideas, ideas being the bedrock and touchstones of man’s creative ingenuity.” He believed that “ideas well-projected conduce into great accomplishments to bring about a paradigmatic shift in the developmental trajectory of any human society.”

During the Breakout Session on Strategic Dialogue, I made a wonderful suggestion on the way forward towards achieving the Aba of our dream and believe me, it brought meaningful increase to my contact list.

The MD/CEO of Starline Industries Limited, Mazi Clement Owunna why sharing his experience with us told us that Starline is now 65 years old and that he inherited the business from his father.

When asked what the secret of his company was he said; “key is persistence and readiness to invest in home.” He admonished everyone to invest in Aba. He said the hope of Geometric Power is the hope of the Igbo nation.

We explored diverse areas where investors can invest in Aba from manufacturing to tourism and from education to local fabrication of machines.

Indeed, the vision of Abia Think Tank Association has come to stay. We call on investors from around the globe to see Aba, Abia State Nigeria as an investment Haven.

I want to specially thank my latest Mentor and Model, Mazi Sam I. Ohuabunwa, OFR – a Change Agent, a Godfearing man, and the President of Abia Think Tank Associatio for his vision.

Are you interested in the success of Africa and the global world? Leave your comments here.

Top 5 Reasons Why Most People Don’t Become Rich in Nigeria

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In Nigeria people often wonder why life has become so unfair – showering a few individuals with tremendous wealth than they can exhaust in a generation and then leaving a multitude as destitudes. Well, that’s not being unfair – it is simply the law of sowing (cause) and reaping (effect) in action.

Not minding my specificity, this is a challenge confronting the global. Young people are beginning to find it difficult to be rich these days but the reasons are not farfetched from the discoveries I made from Experts and my Millionaire Mentors.

In just a few minutes I will share with you the Top 5 Reasons Why Most People Don’t Become Rich. By avoiding these things, you’re on the sureway to building your own financial tower.

1. Impatience

“Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
– Thomas Edison

So many young Entrepreneurs who quitted their job to start up their own businesses could not wait due to impatience.
start up their own businesses could not wait due to impatience.

2. Lack of financial discipline and literacy

As long as there is rampant illiteracy on how money is made, managed and spent, those within the reach of its circulation will continue to eat enough.

Since our school system does not teach it, it becomes very hard for young Nigerians to become rich.
“If you cannot save money, the seeds of greatness are not in you.” – W. Clement Stone

3. Lack of plan

Lack of adequate planning is what has impedded some Nigerians from becoming rich. They do not have long-term or short-term plan. Adequate planning gives room for creative decision that could yield to success.

4. Lack of willingness to delay gratification

The number of years it took another Entrepreneur to become a billionaire won’t be the same with you. Try to understand your peculiarities. For me, I wish to become a billionaire in future but how long it will take I don’t know.

Give enough time to test how viable your ideas are before expecting great dividend.

5. Poverty mentality

This is the worst kind of bondage. Until you are free from it you are not yet free.

Top 55 Website Directories Where You can Place Your Blog For Free to Generate Traffic

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Do you wish to generate traffic to your blog? Then read and apply.

The goal of every blogger is to get people to read his article. As long as people keeps flowing back, his traffic rises.

As a body dedicated to bringing you the best ideas and solutions needed in expanding your business here are Top 55 Web Directories Where You Can Place Your Blog to Generate Traffic.
[Remember, we do not have affliation with any of the web directories]. There are;

1. Blogpopular.com
2. Blogotion.com
3. Alotofblogs.com
4. Blogdirectorysubmission
5. Blogannounce.net
6. Blogit.com
7. Regator.com
8. Buzzerhut.com
9. Blogvillage.com
10. Boosterblog.net
11. Urldigger.com
12. Wutzle.com
13. Blogcollection.com
14. Shoutyoursite.com
15. Flookie.com
16. Bloggerteam.com
17. Blogpoint.com
18. Blogfolders.com
19. Blogbunch.com
20. Openblogdirectory.com
21. Blogbal.com
22. Eblogzilla.com
23. Topblogging.com
24. Mylot.com
25. Blogsrater.com
26. Blogdire.com
27. Yourwebloghere.com
28. Thevital.net
29. Blogdirs.com
30. Topix.net
31. Blogratedirectory.com
32. Blogdirectory.org.uk
33. Quickblogdirectory.com
34. Submitblognow.com
35. Problogdirectory.com
36. Blogs-collection.com
37. Blogrunner.com
38. Blogowogo.com
39. WordPress.com (According to my rating, WordPress is the best blogging platform in the world – no regrets)
40. Liquida.com
41. Blogpulse.com
42. Blogdigger.com
43. Blogio.net
44. Naijasearch.com
(The only Nigerian based web directory in our list. However, it is strictly for Nigerians).
45. Bloglisting.net
46. Bloggingfusion.com
47. Blogflux.com
48. Bloggernity.com
49. Bloguniverse.com
50. Blogsearchengine.com
51. Ontoplist.com
52. Readablog.com
53. Blogtory.com
54. Bloggapedia.com
55. Bloghitlist.com

As at the time I gathered these web directories they were very functional but should there be changes, do let us know. Keep blogging! Cheers!

What Thomas Edison Knew Other Inventors Didn’t

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How much do you know about Thomas Edison? To what extent does the story of Thomas Edison inspire you? What is it that made Thomas Edison so exceptional from other inventors? Well, if you are interested in giving your business a LIFT [which I know you are] I can also presume you will have interest to the answers of the above questions.

There’s virtually no Speaker or Writer who will talk about success in business and in life without quoting Thomas Edison. If not for the indelible mark he made on the sand of time we may not have known him.

After studying about the life of Thomas Edison as an inventor as well as a businessman, I discovered something SPECIAL which he did that other inventors didn’t. This is what I call The Law of Potential Difference. Edison knew it, applied it and that made all the difference.

Thomas Edison was known to have invented Quadruplex telegraph, Phonograph cylinder, Carbon microphone e.t.c. but none of them made him famous until he failed over and over again and finally came up with the Incandescent light bulb.

So, what are the things Thomas Edison knew and applied which other inventors didn’t?

1. Thomas Edison saw invention as an opportunity to solve needs. And as long as he saw that as a need, he filled it.

2. Thomas Edison was more interested in solving the need of his community than he was in the money. No wonder he had to offer free street light to his neighbourhood.

3. Thomas Edison knew how to give his invention a ‘Commercial value.’

Of all the inventors of his time only Edison became substantially wealthy. Why? He knew how to transact his intellect for money, [I wish I could do better in this area!].

4. Thomas Edison transferred the gene of creativity and the urge for financial freedom to Henry Ford while Ford worked with him.

5. He built his invention into business. General Electric is a product of his business acumen.

6. His long-term goal was more important than the certificate.

Are there over secrets you could share with us? Leave a comment.

Top 5 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Becoming More Successful in Business

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Do you want to be seen as a reference point of success? Do you want to achieve a non-stop success like one with a magical wand? Then this article is for you.

But, do you that the amount of effort you’ve exercised doing any business can only be measured by the height of success seen. By saying this I mean to say that the word; ‘luck’ does not exist.

Young intelligent Entrepreneurs and friends who have walked through these 5 Ways understand that to increase one’s chances of becoming more successful in business is simple.

Just relax your mind, think through each point as you read it and share what you’ve learnt with friends – “for an idea shared is twice multiplied.” – Emenike Emmanuel

The 5 key ways of increasing your chances of becoming more successful in business include;

1. Get a Clear Vision For Your Life and Business

Yes! This is very important. Most young entrepreneurs don’t find the need for a vision statement. No wonder anything goes. They see business as a hobby and hardly can they measure their progress.

A clear vision gives you opportunity to expand.

2. Create a Need Only Your Product Can Solve

We already know that to make more money we are to pose as the solution but in a situation the ‘solution’ is competitive, if you can’t win create a need for something only you have the solution. That, automatically makes you a resource personnel.

To do this you need to be a Policy maker or influencer.

3. Meet Successful Business People Often to Learn

Recently, I went to meet a prospective client and on getting there I met a successful Consultant who was working with them and I changed my topic. Getting lower gave me a huge opportunity to learn.

Your network can decide if your chances will increase or decrease.

4. Recognize Divine Ability

God’s role in helping you become more successful in business can’t be substituted. But until He is invited He won’t show up. Recognize Him for your sake.

5. Go Where You Are Needed

Where you’re needed is where your value comes.

Do you want to increase your chances of becoming more successful? Stick to these rules.

See You At The Top!

Robert T. Kiyosaki’s Success Secret Exposed: “How I Built My Multi-Million Dollar Business”

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Before I finally expose Robert T. Kiyosaki – [a man who every young successful Entrepreneur relates the spark of their success in business to, a man who have changed people’s perception about money and a man whose core interest is to make everyone financially free], let me tell you who this man is. Robert Kiyosaki is the author of the bestselling Rich Dad Poor Dad series.

One day after school, he was workin in his rich dad’s office. He was about 15 years of age at the time and was very frustrated in school. He wanted to learn to be rich, but instead of studying subjects such as “Money 101” or “How To Become a Millionaire 202”, he found himself dissecting frogs in science class and wondering how this dead frog would make him rich. Feeling frustrated with school, he asked his rich dad, “Why don’t they teach us about money in school?” Rich dad smiled, looked up from his paper work and said, “I don’t know. I’ve wondered that myself.” He paused for a while and then asked, “Why do you ask?”

“Well”, Robert Kiyosaki said slowly, “I’m bored in school, I don’t see any relevance between what we are required to study in school and the real world. I just want to learn to be rich.” Robert Kiyosaki wondered the relationship between making money and dissecting frogs.

His poor dad and class teachers believe that to be rich or make money you need to get good grades in order to find a safe secure job. When Robert Kiyosaki retired at 47, he said; “I don’t want to spend my life having someone else tell me how much money I can earn or when I can go to work or take a vacation. I want to be free. I want to be rich.”

Since the needed financial education wasn’t taught in school he began studying with his rich dad after school and on weekends until he was about 38 years of age. That became his Business School.

Today, Robert Kiyosaki is a worldclass Investor, Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author of Rich Dad Poor Dad and a Mentor to millions of young Entrepreneurs.

4 Top Reasons Why Smart People Hardly Become Rich

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Smart people are those people with high IQ. They hardly give in to be cheated. They are not ready to break any rule. These people called ‘smart people’ lack emotional intelligence needed for financial success and massive wealth building.

For the Top 4 Reasons which I’ve stated below, smart people hardly become rich.

1. They love to play the game of money too cautiously

Why? They are afraid to lose their money so they dump it in the bank. Banks use their money for business paying them back just a few interest.

2. They are too interested in short-cuts

This kind of people when surfing the internet for ways to increase their income you will see words like; “5 Quick Ways to Make Your First $1 Billion in a Year”, “How to Become a Billionaire in 6 Months” and the rest of them – you know those get-rich-quick stuff.

Smart people lack emotional intelligence called patience. They are always seeking for where they can get it now and you know what? It makes them move from job to job and from prayer house to prayer house collecting prayer project and before long, they get bored and quit – thereby never becoming rich.

3. They are fast ‘spenders’

Although I am the one writing this but I must confess that I am guilty of this. Sometimes I just wish I could be whipped for spending either before I earned it or allowing money run through my hand like a slippery soap. I still know they are others out there who are guilty of this. I am actually getting better, I hope you will join me?

4. They prefer to sell off anything of value they have just to pay a debt

These people hate owing. [I am not actually saying owing is good afterall the Bible said; “a debtor is a slave to the lender”] Instead of them to owe anyone they prefer to sell off their items or investment of value. If they should by any means own their real estate investment, they sell it off.

And as long as they keep working for security, they have no interest in working for freedom.

Top Business Quotes From Robert Kiyosaki

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Robert T. Kiyosaki, a Japanese-American is a man who has earned my respect when it comes to money matters. Through his bestselling books – Rich Dad Poor Dad series he has challenged millions of people all over the world to master how to make money work for them.

These quotes gathered from some of books will inspire you. Enjoy it!

“The richest people in the world build networks. Everyone else is trained to look for work.”

“If you want to be rich, you need to be a business owner and an inventor.”

“If you want to become rich, you need to network with those who are rich or who can help you become rich.”

“Many people spend their lives hanging out and networking with people who hold them back financially.”

“Network marketing business is a business with people who are there to help you become richer.”

“The best way to become rich is to teach yourself and other people to become business owners.”

“Learn to have money work for you rather than have you work for money.”

“The problem with becoming rich by being cheap is that in the end you’re still cheap.”

“People who hoard money yet live poorly are people who worship money, making money their master rather than learn to become a master of money.”

“A networking marketing business is a new and revolutionary way to achieve wealth.”

“If the gap between rich and poor widens, it will be harder to give peace a chance.”

“It is a sin to make a mistake and not learn from it.”

“It took my failing twice in business before I suddenly found my spirit…. a spirit often called the entrepreneurial spirit.”

“Changing from one quadrant to another is a change of core values.”

“Learning to sell is learning to overcome the loser inside of you. Learning to sell also brings out the winner in you.”

“Successful people learn to overcome their fears rather than let their fears run their life.”

I have never met with Robert T. Kiyosaki one-on-one but I know most young Entrepreneurs like me love him. Tell me your opinions.

Top 16 Most Powerful Quotes For Success in Business

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Do you have an interest in becoming a Billionaire in your lifetime? Here are the Top 16 Most Powerful Quotes that will inspire you to achieve success in Business. Remember, success is all about sharing what you’ve got. So, share this with others.

1. “By giving people the power to share, we’re making the world more transparent.”
– Mark Zuckerberg

2. “If you are interested in ‘balancing’ work and pleasure, stop trying to balance them. Instead make your work more pleasurable.”
– Donald Trump

3. “Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”
– George Soros

4. “I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.”
– Walt Disney

5. “Service to many leads to greatness.”
– Jim Rohn

6. “As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
– Andrew Carnegie

7. “An organisation’s ability to learn and that learning into action rapidly, is the ultimate competitive advantage.”
– Jack Welch

8. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
– Henry Ford

9. “I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure, which is; Try to please everybody.”
– Herbert B. Swope

10. “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
– Peter Drucker

11. “Without customers, you don’t have a business. You have a hobby.”
– Don Peppers & Martha Rogers

12. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”
– Winston Churchill

13. “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
– Phillipians 4:13

14. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.”
– Estee Lauder

15. “Success is a lousy Teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.”
– Bill Gates

16. “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”
– Jim Rohn

Tell the ones that captured your interest most or you can as well add yours.

How to Fuel Your Entrepreneurial Spirit

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“All humans are Entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.”
– Reid Hoffman, Linkedln co-founder

Every Entrepreneur has same spirit. Of all the Entrepreneurs I know, to re-ignite their passion they do something and what do they do? These and more will be discussed shortly.

After meeting an accidental failure which is a common denominator to every Entrepreneur, the rugged spirit of persistence and decision to swallow risk which we Entrepreneurs are known for begin to fade off. This if not revived can make one lose his Entrepreneurial spirit. Thomas Edison if awakened from his slumber will attest to it.

In order to fuel your Entrepreneurial spirit these are few things you must do.

1. Put your motives right

What’s your motive for being an Entrepreneur? Are you an Entrepreneur because you don’t want a Boss, a paid job or you want more money? What’s actually driving your passion? If you can get it right then your entrepreneurial spirit entrepreneurial spirit can’t help but stay aglow.

2. Utilize your imaginative power

Imagine yourself having all you need. “In the workshop of imagination one may take old well-known ideas or concepts, or parts of ideas, and combine them with still other old ideas or parts of ideas, and out of this combination create that which seems to be new.” – Napoleon Hill

3. Utilize every opportunity to learn

Going through Michael Dunlop’s blogs (RetireAt21.com and IncomeDiary.com), I was extremely happy at what I saw – how he dropped out of school to become an Internet Millionaire, and I quickly said to myself, mehn! This is an opportunity to learn from this young dude.

Yes! To keep your entrepreneurial spirit constantly fuelled, you need to learn new things every day.

4. Network with other Entrepreneurs

Yesternight I was with Pastor Joe during the WEE conference, he shared his vision of starting up a Business Club where young practicing and intending Entrepreneurs will gather to brainstorm. What a great idea!

10 Things You Must Know Before You Seek For a Paid Job

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“Don’t play games you don’t understand even if you see lots of other people making money from them.”
– Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

What’s your motive for seeking for a paid job? Do you really know what’s involved in it?

Before you seek for a paid job here are 10 Things You Must Know.

1. Discover your life purpose

Any job that can’t help you fulfill your life purpose is the wrong job not withstanding how much that job makes for you. Don’t waste your time doing the wrong job, discover your life purpose before you seek for paid job.

2. Your skill is what is required

Don’t economise it. Use it. That’s what you will be paid for. More skills means more opportunity.

3. You might be working with an idiot as a Boss

Sorry to use that word ‘Idiot’. But some Bosses are just like that, and if you are seeking for a paid job know it.

“Be nice to Nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.”
– Bill Gates

Make room to accommodate his so-called foolish ideas.

4. Your Boss is always right

Take it that way. Your Boss’s command is the last order. He’s to lead while you’re to follow.

5. You don’t have total control of how you manage your time

It is your employer who draws the schedule of when you resume work for the day and when you close. He has better control of your time.

If you aren’t yet prepared to entrust your time to another person don’t bother seeking for paid job.

6. You might get fired one day

No job offers security more than the ones you created. As long as you are not the owner, prepare your mind that you might get fired one day. That will help you create numerous streams of income.

7. Focus on the experience you will get

Be centred on the experience you will acquire not the money that comes with it.

8. You can never become richer than your Boss

Paid job can’t make you extremely wealthy. But starting your own corporation will. So, don’t go competing with your boss, you won’t win.

9. It is an opportunity to network with others

Best of networking is made in the work place.

10. Creating your own job would be easier, faster and more profitting in the long run than the paid job

10 Most Powerful Quotes About Money

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What’s your philosophy about money? These are 10 most powerful quotes that will transform your perception about money. Enjoy it!

1. “Where your treasure is, there your heart will also be.”
– Jesus Christ

2. “The biggest problem of anybody is when you taste money; you were once rich and then you become poor. It is very bad. Nothing can be worse than that. It is when that money goes that you’ll see the true colour of everybody – your wife, your children.”
– Aliko Dangote

3. “My favourite things in life don’t cost any money. It’s really clear that the most precious resource all have is time.”
– Steve Jobs

4. “Never spend your money before you have earned it.”
– Thomas Jefferson

5. “Money won’t create success, the freedom to make it will.”
– Nelson Mandela

6. “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”
– Henry Ford

7. “Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic trait in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.”
– Warren Buffet

8. “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”
– Will Smith

9. “There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending his money somewhere else.”
– Sam Walton

10. “Don’t tell me where your priorities are. Show me where you spend your money and I’ll tell you what they are.”
– James W. Frick

Tell us your favourite quotes about money.

14 Most Powerful Quotes From World Billionaires

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I have got a collection of comments made by world billionaires that has often inspired us (me and my team) to keep our faith alive knowing that one of these days it will be our time.

These quotes formed the philosophies with which they built their financial empires and by learning from them, “You Too Can Be A Celebrity.”

1. “We hope to continue to just grow our company. As long as there’s someone on this earth that doesn’t know Jesus Christ, we have a job to do.”
– David Green, Founder Hobby Lobby

2. “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.”
– Jeff Bezos, Founder Amazon.com

3. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
– Thomas A. Edison, Co-founder General Electric

4. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work and to love what you do.”
– Steve Jobs, Co-founder Apple Inc.

5. “We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiams.”
– Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder

6. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.”
– Michael Dell, Dell Chairman and CEO

7. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.”
– Reid Hoffman, Linkedln Co-founder

8. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.”
– Larry Page, Google co-founder

9. “As long as you are going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
– Donald Trump
(Author)

10. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you are right.”
– Henry Ford, Ford Motor Company Founder

11. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”
– Reid Hoffman, Linkedln co-founder

12. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
– Walt Disney, Disney founder

13. “Always deliver more than expected.”
– Larry Page, Google co-founder

14. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”

Why Getting a Job is a Job

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The rate of unemployment all over the world is alarming. According to Huffington Post report, Job Seekers in U.S. make up 75% of U.S. Workforce. In Nigeria it is no longer a news that our streets are littered with graduates seeking for employment.

In life we are left with two options – either to find a job or to create a job. But do you know that creating a job is easier, faster and pays more in the long run than finding a job?

For too many reasons, getting a job has become a tudious act especially in Nigeria. Some experts believe that the problem is from our Schools that steadily churn out millions of half-baked graduates who are incompetent for the few available jobs. Others believe that job seekers lack God’s favour. Whatever may be your opinion, just believe with me that getting a job is a BIG job.

I may not offer you job sites now but I will advice that you re-visit some of your social media profiles as to edit the contents you have in there. When recruiters visit your facebook profile, they are clearly looking for what they don’t want to see. In order to help you land your dream job, I will suggest you create an account with Linkedln.com so as to help you network, and hook up with possible employers.

Why Every Entrepreneur Must Be a Leader

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In my research of who Entrepreneurs and Leaders are, I discovered that no Entrepreneur ever became successful until he or she have ascended to the high place of leadership – in that case such a person must be a leader in his or her field.

These Reasons as will be outlined below are the characters of true Leaders every Entrepreneur must have in order to be successful. Entrepreneurs who have mastered how to make these things their core values end up building trans-generational business empires.

Would you like to know those reasons? Then join me as we explore them right away.

1. Leaders know how to delegate authority

Do you know you can’t be everywhere at the same time? Have you ever asked yourself how passive income grows? If yes, then you must have practiced delegation or thinking about it right now.

If you must succeed in your quest of being an Entrepreneur of Distinction you must learn to delegate authority rightly.

“Surround yourself with the best people you can find, DELEGATE authority, and don’t interfere as long as the policy you’ve decided upon is being carried out.”
– Ronald Reagan

2. Leaders are good decision makers

They understood the impart of the decisions they make.
“Whenever you see successful business some once made a courageous decision.”
– Peter F. Drucker

It will be impossible to make progress without making decision. So, don’t leave it in the hand of another person.

I advocate that you make the decision to buy [assets] when others are selling just like Paul J. Getty and Carlos Slim did in their time.

3. Leaders are creative and innovative

Creativity and Innovation must be the key function of every Entrepreneur. “Creativity is thinking new thing while innovation is doing new thing.”

To be continued…

Why Taking a Business Beyond its First Generation is Hard For Africans

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In my previous article I told us that the inability of business founders to raise leaders who will take over their office when they are no more is one among the numerous reasons why businesses owned by Africans hardly survive after its first generation is gone. However, this is not just a problem of Africa alone but a challenge facing the global community.

In a discussion Manny A., the Lean Manager at Coty Manufacturing (Ashford) had with an Asian man, the Asian said the problem with Africans is that they love meat too much. Isn’t that funny? He said; “you love to kill the cow and eat every part of it but in India, instead of killing the cow we look after it and enjoy the milk.”

The problem with some first generation business owners in Africa is that they spend so much time amassing wealth for their offspring without spending ample time to teach them how the business is ran only for them to grow up and sell off the investments.

Getting Involved in a Wrong Choice of Business That Has No Futuristic VALUE

Yea, that’s it! Whether a business will survive or not is dependent on the kind of value exchanged in running the business. Value-based businesses are known to attract Customers’ interest without any sentiment of whether the founder is dead or alive.

Some of these businesses some Africans get involved in are stuffs the future generation will be ashame to identify with. One of the ways you can know if what you are doing today can survive after you are gone is to see into the business in the next 20 or 30 years to come. Will the Technology and lifestyle then still accomodate your kind of business? Will any form of innovation help you earn better income? If your answer is yes! Then you’re already in the right frame of business.

Why Most African Businesses Don’t Go Beyond The First Generation

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95% of the most successful business people in Africa today are people who are operating in the first generation of their business. That’s to mean these people are the founders.

People who were considered to be wealthy many years ago have lost their names in the list of the world’s Billionaires. Why is this happening to Africans? Why do Business owners in Africa find it difficult taking their businesses beyond the first generation? And why do most businesses fail in the first 5 or 6 years of starting? These and more are what I will be sharing with us in today’s article.

Whether you are an African or not, this is a challenge facing us all. The Human resource of Africa must be developed to match with the available Natural resource for the benefit of us ALL.

My intention for writing this article is for the problem not to repeat itself after my generation is gone. Take a look at Ford Motors, Procter and Gamble and so many other companies that are still waxing strong after the founders are gone. Can’t we replicate that in Africa? Yes! We can.

These are some of the reasons from what we observed why businesses don’t go beyond the first generation;

Refusal to Raise Leaders

In every facet of life it takes leaders to make things happen. An effective leadership is the one with the potential to make every follower a leader.

These first generation business owners hardly think of delegating responsibilities, they are self-centred and always full of insecurities.

How to Know if it is Time to Quit the Job

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The decision to quit a job is something wise people don’t make in a hurry. They are always careful to know if the time to do that is ripe or not. Some of my friends who wouldn’t want to make a regrettable mistake have asked me severally, is it time to quit this job? How do I know when the time is come? I just hope they will visit to read this article.

Like I said earlier, the decision to quit a job is a hard one and I’ve always adviced that anyone who wants to do that must know how to do it and when to do it. To know if it is time to quit a job these are few things you must observe or consider;

1. Is the ovation high?

The best time to quit a job is when the ovation high. Yes! That might be quite difficult to believe but it is true.

Leaving a job when your flag is still flying is the best choice to make. It is at this point that your reputation and professional image is still clean and deciding to leave at such time endorses you a hero.

So, is the ovation high? Then it is time to quit.

2. Is your job no longer aligning with your long-term goals?

Do you have a goal, a dream and a workable vision? Do you wish to share platform of greatness with men such as Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Martin Luther King Jr e.t.c.? Then you must focus on your long-term goals while you engage in any job.

Your long-term goal is the person you wish to become in the future. In a situation your current job no longer aligns with it, it is an indication to show that it is time to quit the job.

3. Are you still self-motivated?

No one can talk you up as much as you can do to yourself. That’s to mean, if you continue to wait for your Boss to motivate you you might wait till eternity.

Being self-motivated helps you avoid being pressured into action. When you lack it, you’ve lacked passion which ought to be the driving force of great accomplishment. Are you lacking self motivation in your job? It is an indication that the time to quit the job has come.

How to Pitch a Simple but Irresistible Offer to Friends

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Hi friends! Are you considering running ads on your Blog, your ezines/Newsletters or ebooks and you don’t know how best to communicate the idea to your friends? Just hook with me here let me show you my simple secret. Since I’ve not started running ads on this blog, I utilize the EBOOK platform to ensure I’m still in the league of those who maximize profit using the internet. I’ve written several ebooks ranging from inspirationals to business related books and you know what? These are free ebooks – already paid for by those who place advert on it. In case you want to advertise your products in the free ebooks kindly let me know via: emenike.ng@gmail.com or send me a mail on facebook via: http://www.fb.com/emenike.emmanuel1 so that you can get the details. That’s aside! Back to what I want to share with you. Put it this way: Hi (insert friend’s name)! I have finally decided to start running a limited number of ads on my blog. I thought of it during my planning that your product would be a perfect fit.

But you know what? Honestly I don’t know if it will be beneficial to you or not. Therefore I’m of this opinion. How about we run an ad for 30 days and then assess the outcomes? If it generates traffic for you you can decide if you want to continue on a paid basis – if not, there’s no problem. We will pull the ad and still remain the friends we are. What do you think?

Yours,
[insert your name].

Note: Before you go ahead to negotiate, make sure you’ve studied Entrepreneur’s Guide to Contract Negotiation in my previous release.
Thanks.

Web Directories For Bloggers

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45 Most Powerful Quotes For Entrepreneurs

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I want to share with you 45 Most Powerful Quotes that will transform your life an Entrepreneur. Leave your comments.

1. “Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” ~ Ryan Freitas

2. “The fastest way to build a successful business from scratch is to fail fast.”
~ Ajaero Tony Martins

3. “To build a business from scratch you need to avoid distractions, focus on execution instead of too many discussions.”
~ Emenike Emmanuel (msp)

4. “Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.”
~ Anthony Volodkin

5. “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.”
~ Tony Hsieh

6. “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
~ Thomas Edison

7. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great, work is to love what you do.”
~ Steve Jobs

8. “It is not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.”
~ Scott Belsky

9. “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.”
~ Mark Pincus

10. “The harder you work, the luckier you get.”
~ Mike Adenuga

11. “You must have vision and not just a vision but you must have a plan that would make you fulfill that vision.”
~ Aliko Dangote

12. “If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.”
~ Dennis Crowley

13. “Nothing works better than just improving your product.”
~ Joel Spolsky

14. “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.”
~ Chris Dixon

15. “Entrepreneur is someone who has a vision for something and wants to create.”
~ David Karp

16. “Best startups generally come from somebody needing to scratch an itch.”
~ Michael Arrington

17. “Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship. The act that endows resources with a capacity to create wealth.”
~ Peter Drucker

18. “The last 10% it takes to launch something takes as much energy as the first 90%.”
~ Rob Kalin

19. “We were young, but we had good advice and good ideas and lots of enthusiams.”
~ Bill Gates

20. “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”
~ Tony Robbins

21. “Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.”
~ Raph Waldo Emerson

22. “Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard.”
~ Guy Kawasaki

23. “Stay self-funded as long as possible.”
~ Garrett Camp

24. “Anything that is measured and watched, improves.”
~ Bob Parsons

25. “As long as you’re going to be thinking anyway, think big.”
~ Donald Trump

26. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.”
~ Reid Hoffman

27. “Fortunes are built during the down market and collected in the up market.”
~ Jason Calacanis

28. “The secret to successful hiring is this; look for the people who want to change the world.”
~ Marc Benioff

29. “It is more effective to do something valuable than to hope a logo or name will say it for you.”
~ Jason Cohen

30. “Don’t worry about funding if you don’t need it. Today it’s cheaper to start a business than ever.”
~ Noah Everett

31. “Ideas are commodity. Execution of them is not.”
~ Michael Dell

32. “You don’t need to have a 100-person company to develop that idea.”
~ Larry Page

33. “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you are right.”
~ Henry Ford

34. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”
~ Reid Hoffman

35. “Always deliver more than expected.”
~ Larry Page

36. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.”
~ Richard Branson

37. “Just build things and find out if they work.”
~ Ben Silbermann

38. “So often people are working hard at the wrong thing. Working on the right thing is probably more important than working hard.”
~ Caterina Fake

39. “Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works.”
~ Steve Jobs

40. “If you just work on stuff that you like and you’re passionate about, you don’t have to have a master plan with how things will play out.”
~ Mark Zuckerberg

41. “Get a mentor in the applicable field if you’re at all unsure of what you are looking for.”
~ Kyle Bragger

42. “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.”
~ Bill Gates

43. “When you find an idea that you just can’t stop thinking about, that’s probably a good one to pursue.”
~ Josh James

44. “If you ask me whether the future is brighter than today, I would say yes, but the people must be ready to pay for services and pay their taxes.”
~ Aliko Dangote

45. “People are not interested in your product or your business; they are interested in solving their own problems.”
~ James Dillehay

Be inspired!

6 Things Every Boss Wants From an Employee

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This topic should be considered an urgency – a must-read. People who never thought of losing their jobs have lost it long ago. And the question is; why is it so? What are the things your Boss would want you do to become more productive at work? Remember, he might not be telling you what he wants but it is your responsibility to find out.

Having learnt some things Bosses want from their employees, I would like to use this opportunity to get them across to you so that it can help you climb faster in your corporate ladder.

This is just a continuation of our previous topic on 6 Things Every Boss Wants From an Employee.

4. Be Fast

Do you know we are now in the Jet age, the computer age and the age of speed. Some of my friends call it the ‘fast food’ age! Managers and company owners want things done fast, and customers in the same vein are no different.

If you are an Employee who have understood the difference between perfection and completion, you will agree with me that this fourth point is relative. Some Bosses want the job completed in a shortwhile even if it wasn’t perfectly done while others will better have you slowdown your speed than to have an imperfect result. Knowing the kind of Boss you have will serve you better in this.

Do you want to be endeared to your Boss? Then develop good speed in getting jobs done.

5. Be Self-motivated

One of the responsibilities of Bosses is to keep their employees motivated both in words and in action, but what of in a situation where your Boss don’t live up to that responsibility again? What happens? Will you now quit your job or query him? I think all that won’t be necessary. So, you’ve got to design another means of staying motivated otherwise you are on the verge of being fired!

Now, what are the means you can possibly stay afloat and motivated without sinking in pity? See a few of them I’ve outlined below:

(a). See your job as a training platform

(b). Read motivational books and inspiring biographies to get a kick in the butt

(c). Mingle with motivated friends

(d). Try being faultless and many more

If your Boss gets to discover you are so motivated, he will without questioning assume you will be imparting same kind of life to other members of the staff. He sees you as one adding more value than paid for.

Staying motivated also entails developing a positive mental attitude.

6. Respect the Organisation’s Organogram

Every organisation has an organogram and it is believed that anyone who tries to act against it is expressing disrespect for the management. Your Boss wouldn’t want you to be seen as an indisciplined staff. Even if it is at the detriment of your happiness do it as long as you still love the job.

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6 Things Every Boss Wants From an Employee (Part 1)

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Are you an Employee who have tried his best to please his employer but every attempt of yours irritate him. Or you know of a friend, a colleague or one of your family members who have tried in several occasions to please their Employer but they every effort was futile – then you’ve got to recommend them to this article or teach them the principles I’m about to share with you here.

Some years back while I was working with my employer I learnt this 6-Things Every Boss Wants From an Employee. They may never include it in your Job Responsibilities but that’s part of the things they will be requiring from you and if you fail at that, you might soon be fired.

So, what are these things? Let’s take it one step at a time.

1. Know the job

Nothing irritates a Manager like an employee who does not know the job. Knowing the job and its ethics is one of the best things an employee can do for himself in order to go higher in his career ladder.

Employees who know the job represent their company’s brand perfectly, and this has often times endeared them to their employers.

2. Be smart

“Whatever you do in life surround yourself with smart people who will argue with you.”
~ John Wooden

Real Managers do not want a ‘wheel barrow’ for an employee. They want someone who has got some technical skills to argue issues in a way it will bring more profit to the organisation. If they had wanted a ‘wheel barrow’ kind of employee I guess they can afford a Robot to act in such person’s place.

A smart person is not the kind who does not make mistake. Of course your Boss is not expecting you to be perfect.

“A smart man makes mistake, learns from it, and never makes that mistake again.”
~ Roy H. Williams

Do you wish to win the heart of your boss? Just be smart in character, in action and in the way you dress.

3. Work as if you don’t need the money

I’ve discovered by experience that employees who show great interest in how much they are paid instead of what the organisation needs to grow are the ones who get easily fired. Why? Because they are working for money instead of their love for the job.

I summarized this in my previous article – How Thinking Money Makes You Poor (try and read it).

No Boss wants to have a Parasite in his team of workers or be considered a ‘host’ where everyone comes to suck when they are in need. There’s this energy seen at work in employees who are working because of their love for the job.

It is one of the things employers consider before hiring or firing an employee.

So far so good we’ve remained systematic in our approach in this Part 1 of 6 Things Every Boss Wants an Employee and I promise you Part 2 will be Wow! Don’t miss a bit of it – follow us.

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