The difference between men of activity and men of productivity is in the
measure of jobs left undone after the day was over.
The inspiration to write this article came while I was walking down to
the office in the morning. I pondered over it then and said to myself;
“Boy! Let’s see how productive you will be today.” The bitter truth is
that they are days so disgusting that we end up wet and weak yet not
accomplishing much. But can I tell you that it isn’t natural… That is
to mean; you can either choose to be productive or not.
One of the key factors I have observed that distinguish the Rich from
the Poor is that the Rich are men of productivity while the Poor are men
of activity. In the neutral sense of it there’s nothing wrong with
activity but how come it has always stopped the average man from ever
becoming as wealthy as he wanted?
I didn’t bore myself today by setting unrealistic goals, I was straight
and simple to set three goals which I insisted to see I did finish it
before coming back. I had in my To-do-list a proposal to compose for my
Motivational Business Series among others and I’m glad I did today.
That’s what it means to be productive.
What are the benefits for being productive?
Being productive is the best thing anyone can do. When you are
productive as a subordinate you manifest the result of law of
attraction. It makes you a favourite staff, a reliable boss and most
importantly, the spotlight will always be on you. People tend to run to
you each time a work is required to be done fast and in good condition.
Having watered your mind to find or increase your interest in being
productive, I think the time is right to disclose to you the 6 Ways to
Let’s get down on them so that we could do something else.
1. Recognize God
Of course this is not a religious sermon but whatever we do in this life
without God is prone to fail. God may not be asking you to let Him do
the job but you must recognize His Sovereignty and Supremacy.
“Our service to God is not to provoke His blessings but to fulfill His
purpose for creating us.”
~ Anya Oko
See God as the first.
2. Focus on your strength
One of the reasons why most Entrepreneurs find it difficult to be
productive is because they start business in fields or industries they
have no passion and thus strength in.
How can one discover his strength?
To find the area of your strength discover the area of your true
passion. And how can you find this area of your passion? Ask yourself of
things you can willingly do without asking for a pay check.
Any time you stop focusing on your strength you are bound to be very
unproductive. So, to become productive, focus on your strength.
3. Don’t sabotage yourself
So many people are the root cause of their problems. They intentionally
sell themselves to their enemies through their characters.
Don’t lie to yourself. Don’t be your own enemy.
4. Learn to work as a team
Be a team player. After you’ve learnt every other thing you must learn
to work with a group. Don’t always believe you can achieve much going
5. Learn to delegate responsibility
You can’t be everywhere at the same time and you can’t do everything all
alone. You’ve got to let others mind the next post while you focus on
6. Be yourself
Don’t fake who you are not. Be original! Understand your limit.
Productivity is all it takes to be productive. Like begat like. The more
productive you become, the more likely you will get the opportunity to
be more productive.
Do you know of someone who wants to be more productive? Share this
article with them or feature it in your blog.
Your comments and suggestions are welcomed.
“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.”
– Andrew Carnegie
Do you really want to be rich? Or have you been pretending about it? I know that’s a foolish question to ask but it is necessary that I do.
How do wealthy people think? What’s so special about the way they think that has always made their wealth to grow increasingly? By thinking like them can anyone become rich too?
If you are serious about being wealthy you will have to learn how the wealthy think. You will have to know the lingo and the language, where they eat and live, how they work and relax, how they invest and save, and what they think about money in general.
If you’ve made up your mind to be wealthy like I did, here are few questions you must ask yourself about wealthy people:
¤ What’s their value for time?
If there’s anything wealthy people value so much it is time. They understand that Life = Time. That’s to mean, if they waste their time, they are wasting their life.
The more time you save, the more money you are likely going to make. So why not save more of it?
¤ What do they think about money?
Yes! Everyone has his right to think anything about money but until you think it the way wealthy people do, the money will neither come or stay long if it ever comes. The poor thinks that money bring happiness but the rich knows it doesn’t.
Jean Paul Getty said; “money is like manure. You have to spread it around or it smells. Build wealth as a by product of your business success. If wealth is your only obective in business, you will probably fail.”
¤ What do the wealthy think about passive income strategy?
I have written an article about Passive Income Strategy here before so I wouldn’t bore you with the meaning and how to profit from it but if you are interested to know more you can search it out right here in my blog.
Few wealthy men of the 19th and early 20th century hardly believe that passive income strategy is necessary to becoming the wealthiest in life. Someone like Andrew Carnegie advices that to be wealthy you should put all your eggs in one basket and keep a strong watch over the basket while others like Warren Buffett, Aliko Dangote, Richard Branson and the rest of them believes in ‘a little on the right, a little on the left’ which simply explains passive income earning.
No one becomes wealthy doing one thing. Otherwise in time of crisis he or she will experience total meltdown economically.
¤ What do the wealthy think about networking?
The wealthy believes that no one is self-made. Everybody needs someone. Sometimes the someone you might need will be a customer, a mentor or a new business partner. Warren Buffett said; “it is better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behaviour is better than yours and you will drift in that direction.”
¤ What do the wealthy think about buying and selling?
Just like Rich Dad rightly taught us, learning sales skills is the best choice anyone can make. J. Paul Getty and Carlos Slim Helu taught us that buying when others are selling is the best formula in becoming wealthy in life.
In buying, don’t waste your time in liabilities, go for assets. Liabilities are those ones that takes money away from you while assets are those ones that brings money in.
Based on this explanation; how many assets and liabilities are in your budget this year? If you want to think like the wealthy you must learn how to buy more assets over liabilities.
¤ What is the perception of the wealthy about failure?
An average man sees failure as a stumbling block while the wealthy or one who thinks like the wealthy sees it as another opportunity to try again. Oprah Winfrey said; “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
The wealthy became wealthy the day they identified the needs of the people and accepted to meet it. They do this through the Law of Potential Difference by feeding the emotions of the masses and feeding their own intelligence.
Almost all wealthy people became wealthy by first thinking it. After then came the organisation of those thoughts. So by thinking like them, reading the kind of newspapers they do and following every point I have listed above, will you become wealthy in life.
Do you find this article informative and motivating or you have a question for me? Share it and leave a comment for me in the comment box below.
I have in several occasions organized seminars on passive income earning because I know that’s the best way to go in dealing with the series of financial challenges confronting the world. Why are am I saying this? This is because it is only through passive income earning will you produce more than you can consume.
Passive income helps you workless and earn more. With passive income I have programmed my life to retire early. And since it is my calling to empower Entrepreneurs, I have also decided to teach everyone how passive income works.
“If a child, a spouse, a life partner, or a parent depends on you and your income, you need life insurance.”
~ Suze Orman
Let no one deceive you that you can become wealthy doing one business; you need passive income strategy. Passive income is all about putting money into a business with the mindset of getting something back without necessarily being involved directly.
The best passive income strategy I have used and still using is the sales of information products and network marketing. Through my book, ebooks and audio book I generate added income and value.
I have in several occasions staged a debate with people who don’t believe in Multi-level Marketing – these people believe it doesn’t work but my experience has proved otherwise. As I write now so is the bodyspray from Turkey which I’m promoting in my Network Marketing company selling in the market. While I focus on following my passion [which writing on this blog is a part of], improving and increasing my academic qualification, I still make some money.
The essence of education is not employment nor certificate but strategy and empowerment. Even as you get educated by EmchisConsulting, you must know that execution is where everything lies.
The flu of underdevelopment infected on Africa was because our fathers taught us to be certificate oriented just like Robert Kiyosaki’s father did to him. What we didn’t understand until recently was that when one becomes successful we seldom recall what degree he had in school.
What then were the secrets of the world billionaires? – Passive Income.
My mentor gave me a difference between an Entrepreneur and a Professor. He said; an Entrepreneur is one that studies a little about a lot while a Professor is one that studies a lot about a little.
How does this work?
If you have 10 skills or 10 business ideas and you are able to harness them effectively such that they can independently fetch you $50 a week, you are already 500 dollars richer by the weekend. Now, come to think of it when it runs in hundreds with the income per idea, you know how wealthy that would have made you… The day I disclosed this arithmetic to one of the guys I mentor [who is over 10years older than me], I knew how happy he was – he wished he just began.
What’s then the passive income limiter?
What has deprieved many people from enjoying the benefits passive income was what they know. This is quite ridiculous! How is it possible?
Let me tell you a story that happened last week.
A junior friend of mine in the academic cadre met me a week ago to inform me of his decision to buy a new form – instead of studying the Physics/Electronics [which I’m a proud product of] he formally picked form for he now wants to study Electrical/Electronics Engineering.
When I enquired what influenced his decision I was amazed it was a young Lecturer in E/E. Engineering department. What did this young man tell him? He said there are no jobs for people that studied Physics/Electronics and that if there be any, they are few. I gave my friend a heavy sigh and proceeded to tell him that we are in the world of job creation and that anybody whose mindset is to leave you a Job Seeker after 5years in Tertiary institution is a cog in the wheel of his progress.
My friend looked at me surprisingly and I went ahead to tell him that the Lecturer is no different.
What you know can limit you to a great extent.
What are the simple strategies one seeking for passive income income opportunity can apply?
1. Plan for it
Nothing is achieved exact it be planned. For you to start earning via passive income you must plan for it.
“You must as a leader have a plan, a step by step trail, and direct your people down the MLM [passive income] power path.”
~ Doug Firebaugh
2. Think about it
“Whatever a man can conceive he can achieve.”
~ Napoleon Hill
Do you wish to start earning via passive income? Then you need to think creatively about it. Wherever your thought goes that’s where you generate energy to do.
3. Network with friends who are already into it
“Networking is an essential part of building wealth.”
~ Armstrong Williams
4. Understand how it works and series of channels you can develop your passive income from
5. Start earning
“You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.”
~ Zig Ziglar
Tell me what you think. Are there points you