Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tested and Confirmed: 7 Steps to RICHES


For the first time in a very long time, I get to blog. Feels SOOO good to the back.

Just in case u wondering were I've been.........
here's a catch up ......

I've been doing it.....moving around trying to make meaning of my life I did it, too. I walked by big houses and wondered who lived there. What did they do for a living? How did they make their money? Someday, I told myself, I would live in a house better than that.

I read books about successful people. In fact, I read every book or magazine I could get my hands on (Plus a lot of them, from ). I told myself one good idea would pay for the book and could make the difference between me making it or not.

But here's one fact i find TOO factual not to challenge.

These stories are great to read about and sometimes they even inspire us.

But are they always true?

Many of us think that if we could only get our hands on the right 10 steps, we can be successful too. We believe that there is this linear process where we can read a book, and if followed, it will lead
to riches. This is why there are so many books out there with numbers in their titles like:

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra

48 Laws of Power

The 17 Essential Qualities Of A Team Player

The 17 Indisputable LawsOf Teamwork

One that got my attention, The Business Laws: The 7 Irrefutable Laws That Determine All Business Success by David Eichenbaum.

How can he be so sure?

Infact how can they all be so Sure?

There are not 7 nor 777777 steps to success.

It is different for everyone. We can all get at financial success if that is our goal, but there isn’t one single path that will work for all of us.

They make it sound so Mathematical. Take for instance "The 7 Habits of highly effective people" is that suppose to be a Universal Personal development law. Commoooooon, in Nigeria alone, in Ikorodu where I stay to be specific you probably at Least 7 top survive the daily trafic, another 7 for Commodity bargaining, another 7 to keep you from being frustrated and the list is endless.

So without the 7 steps where do we begin our journey?

Well, the first thing we need to do is stop letting our egos brag about our successes and Honor Our Failures instead.

Yes...thats what I do. Tell people how I Painfully and regretably failed keeping my job at R.B.A (technically).

Failure is valuable only when we realize it is a normal part of the business and Success process, even when there isn’t always something to learn. So it does not hold us back.

The real fear and pressure in this whole process is not brought on by our competitors or other outside people. It mostly originates within us. The biggest fear we have is that someone in our position would have done better than us, made better decisions, and would have built it faster and
more profitably than we did. We believe that we should be in a different place than where we are right now, and that we would be if only we had made better decisions.



Errant Nonsense (as a gr8 teacher and former Boss of mine used to say).

In order to move forward in our business life—past the fear, past the failure, and yes, past the success—we actually need to just let go. Letting go is the key to gaining true business confidence—
not by holding onto what people have taught you are the keys to success, not by looking for the 7 steps. You need to let go of the idea that there is always something to learn from failure or that you can always build and duplicate your success.

To be Continued...........

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