For most of us, at some point in our careers we will all be called to step up and take the lead. Whether it’s simply helping and coaching the new guys at work or starting your dream of leading a multinational organization, here are a few simple leadership lessons that you must learn for the sake of your team.
One thing I hate are people who say and think that poor people are stupid, lazy, or useless. They don’t say it out loud, but you’ll usually find them when somebody shares inspiring rags to riches stories. They are the commenters who say that “rich people got rich only because they’re lucky” and “it’s impossible for a poor person to get rich because they don’t have the education, the opportunities, the skills, etc. to do it.” They’re also the ones who say that “hard work is useless” or “there are many who work hard but still end up poor” and never offer any encouraging solution.
Many of those people completely misinterpret the intent of inspiring posts to mean that “poor people are poor because it’s their own fault” or that “hard work works for some but it never works for everyone else.” They are the example of how our thoughts and perspectives affect our worldview: while many of us see those posts as sources of inspiration (“If they can do it, we can do it too!”), those people see them as insults (“Successful people just got lucky and everybody else will fail so they must NEVER even TRY!”).
While they mean well by trying to point out the problems that poor people face, by degrading and demeaning the message from inspirational posts they do far more harm than good. The end result is that they’re discouraging the poor by implying that they can NEVER rise above poverty, and that they are so weak and helpless that they can never earn prosperity unless somebody gives them charity.
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Does work feel like a mountain of dirt that, no matter how much you keep shoveling, it just keeps piling up higher and higher? Even though you’re VERY busy answering calls and emails, typing reports, attending meetings, and doing everything necessary at your job, does it feel like nothing important is ever getting done? Does your To-Do list feel longer than an epic fantasy novel with upcoming sequels and side stories? If you want to learn how to boost your productivity at work in order to accomplish more, earn more free time, and reduce stress, then read the seven steps we have below.
Before we begin, bring out a pen and paper. To make the most out of what you will learn, you need to do a couple of exercises in the first three steps.
Although I’ve made a budget plan before (Your Wealthy Mind Savings and Budget Plan), I thought that it might be a bit too difficult for those who just started taking care of their finances. This guide is intended for beginners and it will teach you how to budget and invest for wealth creation.
How can a mere budget plan that you can read in 15 minutes potentially change your life and bring you endless opportunities? Keep reading and you might just learn how. (That sentence was a clue by the way!)
“Thoughts are things” (Napoleon Hill), “what you focus on and think about expands”, and “seek and you will find” (Matthew 7:7). Whatever you think about during your free time determines what you will consistently see AND what you will always get: Opportunities or Failure. Your thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives determine your worldview.
- Some people see an empty field… others see a possible farmland or a shopping mall.
- Some people see a street full of tired commuters… others see a street that needs a restaurant or a cafe.
- Some people see a laptop for games and facebook… others see an online business tool.
- Some people see old and broken houses… others see a renovation and decoration business opportunity.
- Some people see an unemployed person… others see a potential entrepreneur or employee.
- Some people see that they have no time because of their long commutes… others see free time to read business and investing books while on the bus or train.
- Some people see free time to waste and watch TV after work… others see time to study investments.
- Some people see money they can spend on gambling… others see money they can invest for their future.
- Some people see a book on finance, business, or investing that costs $10 and think it’s expensive… others see knowledge that can let them earn $10 million.
- Some people see that they’re poor… others see that they can someday become rich.
- Some people see all their problems and limitations in life… others see all their blessings and opportunities.
Again, your thoughts, beliefs, and perspectives determine the opportunities and problems that you notice or ignore as well as how you act upon them. How do you see the world around you?