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Why the Bible Asks for a 100 Percent Interest

November 5, 2012 1 comment

Banks will ask for ten to thirty percent interest depending on the bank and loan type but the Bible speaks of one hundred percent interest being demanded at the end of it all, and there is a reason for a hundred percent which will blow you away. The poor will always be poor but the clever ones will use what does not belong to them to create their own assets. Look out for lesson four in this article.

The parable of the talents speaks of the servants making 100 percent interest except for the one servant who had one talent. When confessing that he had put the talent into the ground the master demands from him why instead he had not put the money into the bank or given it to the money exchangers where interest is less than a hundred percent meaning the banking interest rate is the lowest expected in any investment. Those who understand banking know by now that after you remove banking charges, inflation and other costs your real interest from the bank is way less than the advertised interest. So how does one make one hundred percent interest with whatever it is they have and why should they make one hundred interest?

To start off with, the servants received something according to their abilities which could mean that the one who received one was known to be mentally strong and could handle anything small, had the right mentality to deal with unfairness and injustice to come out of it strong whilst the one who had five talents had a good mind but would only succeed if he was given more to handle. The meaning being that each person has the ability to turn the desert into a successful farming land. So the first thing that we all have to do is to count what we have and understand our strengths. For some we are strategically minded, some are perfect in networking, some are creative, some are thoughtful, some are daring but in all things each person has an ability.

Secondly the master was said to go off on a journey in which he would return and expect to see a return on his money. This meant that each servant had a specific time in which to make enough money to raise the 100 percent interest. So in order to make the 100 percent interest one has to calculate the time they have and identify which business is best suited to make the 100 percent in that period. For example the one with five talents was said to have gone into trading, the silly one only put his money in the ground which is the same as putting into the house, under the pillow, in the wallet, in your mother or father’s house where it never grows. What we learn here is that interest is equal to the amount of time against the activity being done to make the interest. If your money is just sitting and at the end of the year you have the same money then you are doing something wrong. If at the end of the year you have the same number of assets as at the start of the year then you are exactly the same as the servant who buried the talent in the ground.

Thirdly the poor will always be poor. This is probably the most important lesson of all. The servant who received one talent put it into the ground whilst the one who received five talents went into trading. The one who received the one talent said one thing which most people will say, he said that he was afraid that what he could have made would be taken away. In other words he was afraid of the taxes, the law, the banks, the trading, the risks, the investments, the business concept, and so much more. Instead of investing the money in business he held on to that one talent. That is why when people who have little all that they will do with that little is that they will hold on to the small things they own, they will not dare buy cars if they never had one, they would not buy a bigger house, will not send their kids to a better school, will not own better furniture, simply because they are afraid that it will be taken away. In other words, the poor in mind will remain poor until their minds become rich.

Fourthly, which is as important as the third one is that nothing really belongs to you. In the end everything will be required from you with interest but you must have at least used what you have been given to create your own. Actually I think this is better than lesson number three. The servant who received five talents understood that it did not belong to him so knew his master would ask for his money back, so he came up with a plan, why not use what I have been given to make my own such that when the master comes back I give back the five and I still have made five for myself. In other words the master could have come back and said give me back my five talents, the servant would at least be left with the five talents he had made, amazing stuff. If you take a loan from the bank for example the concept is that the bank always asks for its money back with interest but you must be left with the same money the bank gave to you. For example if the bank gives you ten thousand, you must use the ten thousand to make another ten thousand with interest so that you give back the bank the same amount with interest but you are left with ten thousand. That is why if you take a loan don’t take a loan to cover expenses but take a loan only to make your own. This is where the rich get it right, they use the bank loans to create their own money and then they give back the bank the same money with interest. The banking interest is the least of all interest rates, you should concentrate on a hundred percent interest so that you have your own money.

I cannot go beyond lesson number four for the sake of you keeping lesson four in mind. My advice to anyone reading this article is that don’t settle for making 20 percent interest on your capital, always make it a rule to make a hundred percent, believe me you will be more successful than you ever imagined.

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

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Learning Cash Flow from Manna

July 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Basically money is an abstract idea which like all abstract things one has to believe in order to understand its uses and effect. However it as much as it has its uses it comes with certain rules which like manna must be obeyed.

It takes an idea to understand that tea leaves can be used for a drink or that wheat can be ground and processed to make bread; likewise it takes an idea to understand the concept of money and how it works. In the absence of an idea life is like a desert or wilderness where one will most likely die until an idea comes to mind on how to survive or live. The first time the Israelites discovered manna they had no idea what it was hence they asked Moses who explained to them that it was the bread they would eat. Money is like that, if no one explains to you or if you don’t understand what money is you will just think it’s some mysterious substances which has no use to you.

A flow is simply when you have the occurrence of an idea which is accessible on a day to day basis. The flow is the stream that keeps coming and passing your way. Every day, manna would fall from heaven for the Israelites and they would eat the bread with each person having enough for the day. In life being rich or wealthy is not the accumulation of a bank deposit balance; it is the ability to have a flow of money from a source which is reliable. If a lake or dam does not receive a regular flow of water or source of water the end result is that it will dry up and finish. If one is to start a business or anything that brings money then one has to be sure it will bring regular income which is not only adequate but dependable.

When the Israelites would keep the manna for the next day it had a tendency to go bad, stink and rot. If you have a flow of a substance and all you do is keep it and do not use it the result is that sooner or later you will either lose it or it will just lose its value. It is like an investment in shares in the stock market, if you keep it for too long the markets go up and down, at some point every company share decreases in value, so you have to know when to sell and buy otherwise at some point you have to be in it for the long term such that in years you gain from dividends whilst in some years you receive nothing. Naturally one has to store something for the rainy day, which is why the Israelites were then told to store for the Sabbath. Life requires strategies and one must develop strategies for keeping money and knowing when to use it, that is what they call cash flow. If you finish it all and do not anticipate that day when there is no flow you will starve, so one has to anticipate and act.

The bible says the manna would fall to the ground, not into the stomachs of the Israelites; meaning that they had to gather it, process it, serve it and eat. You can have the greatest idea in the world about cash, but if you never gather it, process it and find ways to consume it then that idea is just a thought. Aaron was commanded to store up manna in order for future generations to see the legacy; if you have a business or source of income ensure that the next generation learns also on how it works and they can see it. Generations are usually lost because the previous generation left no inheritance. A wise man leaves an inheritance for his grandchildren not just for his children. The Israelites ate manna for forty years but within the forty years they had other sources of flow, quails for meat and water to drink. When you find your principal source of flow make sure you have secondary flows which not only add more substance but can be complimentary to your original flow.

Most people will asks for a lump sum of money but the truly wise will ask for a flow of manna, just make sure you are one of the wise ones.
Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

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Six Steps to Harvesting Success (2)

October 6, 2011 1 comment

Step Two-Measuring the Seasons
Most people end up in one season forever without ever noticing that they are stuck in the same place. Time tends to move very fast especially when a person is occupied. In some instances people stay in a place for so long thinking that they will succeed and lose the objective of why they came to that place. It is like someone who finds a job; no person in the world should just work for the sake of working there must be an achievement or objective to be achieved. For example, a person may get a job because they want to raise enough money to buy a car in the not so distant future, so their plan is to use the salary as a seed to create savings which will amount to a car of their dreams. What can then happen in such a case is that the same person who wants to get a car can get caught up in life and forget what they wanted in the first place. They may get caught up in trying to live a spacious life, or in trying to please other people or simply in just forgetting why they got the job in the first place. Success may not have an end in its real sense but seasons do have a beginning and an end.

In some cases people just jump into seasons without taking the time to measure the practicality of that season. How many people just get jobs for the sake of jobs and then try to squeeze that job as much as possible to build their dreams. Frustration then comes when they realize that the salary is not enough for what they actually expected to achieve from the salary. Most people want apples but they start with oranges then they try to convert the oranges to apples which is not possible. One should realistically look at the season they are about to get into and calculate what is possible from there and what is a stretch, when that is done then it will be easier to get what one wants. It is easy to be caught up in monthly cycles in which a person just wakes up and does the same routine over and over again until years pass and they realize at the end of it all that they have achieved nothing worth mentioning to anyone.

Step Three-Focus on the Season
If one is in the season of planting then one should focus on planting. The problem comes when a person tries to reap the rewards when they are still in the season of planting. Organization is next to perfection so one must always follow the order of things. Only when certain windows of opportunities occur can one be in more than one season at the same time. Most people are depressed with their lives by the time they reach mid-life simply because they start to realize that they could have done things differently. Along the way a lot of people in peer groups, crowds, or just plain education end up compromising on what they really want. It takes a moment to lose focus just as much as it takes one moment to find focus. Down the line of life people regret their decisions to turn away from their real dreams. They forget somewhere along the journey and turn into a different path. Compromise sometimes occurs by being in relationships with the wrong person, starting a business one does not believe in, investing in things one does not understand or simply just being afraid to pursue one’s dreams.

At the end of it all the focus is lost and the harvest of success is taken by someone else. There are many people who claim to have thought of the ideas that have made other people rich and famous. The difference is that those who took the idea and became famous believed enough to focus on the idea until it became a success. They measured their seasons and stuck with the work they needed to do in order to accomplish. They knew exactly what seasons they needed to be in, in order to accomplish their dreams. On the other hand those who failed just thought of the idea, could not recognize the seasons, failed to measure the seasons and hence never had any focus at all. When a person knows what they want it is easier for them to reap success because they can at least focus on what they needed to do in order to achieve the harvest. If a person knows that they need apples then they need to focus and invest in apple seeds and not orange seeds. The person who wants to buy their car from their savings should not be seen buying an asset worth at least fifty percent of the car otherwise they have lost the rule of focus. If a person can get fifty percent of the value of what they really want and instead of buying what they want they go ahead to buy something else then that person has no focus at all.

Step Four-Seasons are a Creation
The natural seasons we see summer and winter which are a creation of the movement of the earth and the positioning of the sun with relativity to the geographical area as well as other phenomenon’s, in simple terms, seasons are created. Most people sit and watch the news waiting for seasons to occur, as if they just happen, yet all the news and the seasons we see are just a result of someone’s actions. We talk of ages or the age of technology forgetting that we as humans are responsible for creating that age, whether it is the middle ages or the dark ages we are the ones that create them. A marketing genius knows that the success of any new product depends on making people believe they need it, when in actually fact they can do just as well without it. That creation of the need is the creation of the season. In the end when we look around us we find we have the seasons for Microsoft, Apple, Disney, Boeing, Sony and all other major corporations who created seasons that we now as people believe in without even a hint of thought that perhaps we do not need them so much.

Success comes to those who are able to create the seasons instead of just waiting for them. At some point winter was never thought of as a season for growing wheat but now we talk of winter wheat across the world, simply because someone decided to make winter a season to grow wheat. Whatever idea exists, that idea has a season which as a person you can create and make happen. It’s a trick commonly used in politics, simply by pointing out a need in society a person can create a campaign around the need and sooner or later a campaign slogan dominates the scene and people vote believing that is the only major concern at that time. A simple phrase as “It’s the economy stupid”, can have people in such a frenzy that they think the only problem that exists in the country is the economy and the candidate with that slogan wins the elections.

Step Five-Perfectionism Determines the Strength of the Season
Perfectionism is simply doing what is supposed to be done. Most people think it is an overbearing obsession with something and hence believe it is uncalled for. The truth however is that if a person wants to build a car then they need to build it according to certain specifications and because those specifications are measurable that is then seen as perfection. People who cannot measure their effort or see the vision of the product are afraid of perfectionism and hence never harvest the right product. In any season one must be able to identify what they want to the last measurement, failure to do that can result in the product or the end result having a defect which loses out in the competition. In life there are many people who will copy each other or copy other people, but the person who practices perfection in all sides has a greater opportunity to succeed. It is like building the latest racing car and everyone has been given the same optimum specifications possible to use. If people compromise on those specifications then the speed of the car or its comfort is lowered. The person who gets the specifications right will win the race for the right car. The right product will always outlast the copycat.

In any season they are tasks that you must do or partake in, what is important is how you do it. Perfection requires attention to detail, time, effort, speech, observation, information, knowledge amongst other things. When one has focus then perfection comes naturally, there will be no doubt as to what needs to be done. Focus on anything brings out experience and anticipation which on its own naturally leads to perfection.

Step Six-Knowledge Nurses the Seasons
Knowledge is the difference between every human on earth. We may all be similar in nature but we can be worlds apart in knowledge. Two people can stand and be twins in every aspect but what will separate them is what they know and how they will use it. In most times people enter into seasons without the right knowledge believing in magic to occur. Their dreams perish all simply because of a lack of knowledge. If a person does not have a skill in something then it is best to first wait and acquire the skill or find another dependable person to depend on. If that is not done the result is that the person fails in their pursuit of their dreams. One must never follow blindly otherwise they will quickly fall in a ditch or trap. One must never lead a vision they do not understand otherwise they will suffer the consequences of surprise.
Knowledge is found in books, advice, experience, newspapers, love, power, dreams and visions amongst many places. We need to know how to look and where to find it. For any business one needs the knowledge of it before they start it. In the same, one needs knowledge of the season in order to understand what needs to be done in order to succeed in that season’s objectives. Ignorance is what leads people to stay in a particular season forever, failing to recognize the season, failing to measure the season, failing to focus and failing to find the perfection of that season.

Six steps to a good harvest is not complicated it is all up to the person to decide what they want in life. it is never too late to get on the six steps and in no time at all the harvest will be ready all it takes is just one moment of decision. We decide all the time to do so many things but why not decide to grow success and harvest success. God has a plan

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

Six Steps to Harvesting Success

October 5, 2011 6 comments

Six Steps to Harvesting Success
Some things should be obvious by now that success is a harvest or reward of something done or planted, however this is not the case as most people still grapple with the idea of where success comes from.

By now everyone knows that life comes in cycles; weeks have seasons, hours have moments and minutes literally can be a season on their own whilst a second can be a season that defines a person’s entire life. Everything around us has a season no matter what it is, whether mechanical or biological it all has different seasons and the same applies for success. In a day you have twenty-four hours in which these are divided into night and day, which means between the two seasons of night and day in one of them there must be sowing and in the other there must be harvesting. In the day season there are roughly twelve hours for arguments sake and in these twelve hours are four seasons, early morning light, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and late afternoon. In these four seasons are different things that can be done and must be done. The same can be said of the week in which there are seven days for which each day is a season. In a month there are four weeks which are seasons to themselves, whilst in a year there are twelve months which in their right are also seasons. Over the years in one’s life a person may realize that there were seasons in their lives, there was a season to of infancy, teenage hood, and adult hood. In these seasons of life there are other seasons as well such as a season of careers, a season of marriage, a season of children, a season of great achievements and so forth. Now, the reason why we fail to be successful is that we have no idea which seasons we are in and hence have no idea how to use them.

Where People Go Wrong
Before defining the six steps to harvesting success it is necessary to understand where people go wrong in looking for success. A simple example is to track someone after they have just finished university and are in their first job. Whilst in university most people fail to understand that university is a season for defining the path their lives will take and not just the studying to qualify for a job. University is just a social place to meet and make connections for the future whilst making plans for the future harvest. When a person finds a job they fail to realize that they have entered a cycle of seasons related to work. Careers are a monthly cycle with four seasons whose only reward is a salary. The only thing you can plant in careers is work and the only result is salary, this is all that you will harvest. There is nothing else you can get out of work except the salary so you should not bother planting anything else because the only product of work is salary. Now most people get confused and think career will eventually mean being wealthy for a long time. In order to make a million dollars your salary must either be a million dollars or you must plant something else to make the million dollars. The reason why people then look for mortgages or housing loans to buy houses is because they have realized that a salary does not buy house and neither does working very hard in your career. In order to get houses, cars and any other capital assets one has to plant something else which is not a career but instead must plant salary or any other income which can generate capital amounts.

When a person is in the season of careers there is need to identify what one can really get out of the career which is salary. Now in order to move ahead in life a person needs to identify how they can use the career to become a seed for a different process and success. Some can use career as a university where they make connections with other business people, whilst some can use careers to travel abroad, whilst some people can use careers as a seed to learn business. If a person is only using their career to earn a salary then they should forget about success beyond the value of the salary. Your salary can only earn you so much. Investments, loans, mortgages, business networking, are all just examples of what you can use your career as a seed to get ahead in life. If a person stays in their job for more than two years and never uses the salary to plant for something else then that person is stagnant in life or is actually earning million dollars per month.

Step One-Recognizing the Need for Seasons
In order to be successful a person must divide their life into seasons and the easiest is the year. This means that a year one must have at least four seasons. In one season you must be planting, in the other you must be tending to the crop, in the next season you must pruning your crop and in the last season you must be harvesting. Planning happens before the year starts and cannot be part of the year. If a person’s year is not like that then success is hard to come by. In any time of the year one must be in one of these seasons. You may be expecting a harvest after three years but within these three years you must be in one of these four seasons. At any point in time you must be working on something otherwise you cannot harvest success. Most people will make resolutions at the beginning of the year and say this year they plan to build a house. It is good to state the vision but the vision means nothing if it has no seasons for implementation. Down the line the whole plan gets confused as the person cannot seem to get things together simply because there was no season identified.

As each season is measurable one must be able to have results at the end of the season which can be seen and measured. Each season must have a target; for example a person can say they tend to save five thousand dollars, by the end of that season they must be able to measure how much they have saved. If the goals are not measurable then they are useless goals. If the goals have no season then they are a waste of precious time. The truly wise person knows that there is a season for everything and if a person is not in some form of season then that person is in shambles. Daily one must look at themselves and remind themselves what season they are in. some people are just living life not knowing whether they are coming or going. Their lives are just lives of paying expenses, going to work and paying for electricity, school fees, water, eating, drinking, buying clothes, hanging out, watching TV, attending parties, complaining, crying, sitting, and just being stagnant.

It’s easy to sit and cry about the world and how it is unfair after all ninety-five percent of the world is complaining. The world is indeed unfair and evil but people need to be smart about it and structure their seasons otherwise one will get stuck in unending monthly cycles or biological cycles in which the only product is death. The only thing that has one season in life is failure. Failure has no defined seasons; it just goes on and on. It lives from one day to the next with no regard on what needs to be done next. Failure waits and watches, hoping a season of success will come yet seasons are made and just do not come. Success belongs to the person who knows how to create the times and hence the season for success.

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

The Need is the Product of Success

September 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Any person can sell a product but only a few can successful create a business. It is easy to enter the market but it’s not the same thing to actual succeed in making real money.

Money and the Business Idea
Money, by now most people should know is just an idea and the all one has to do is express that money in a product that people want and you have what we call a business. A marketing genius understands that a successful marketing campaign is where one can take a product and make people believe they need it even if they do not have any real need for it. The most successful companies are not the ones that have unique products but it is those that have successfully convinced people that they need the products on sell. It then follows that a market is simply the people that are convinced that they need your product. There is really no complicated definition for a market. Sometimes you need to convince people that they need your product or sometimes you just have to find the people that are already convinced that they need the product. At the end of it all the market has to do with the location and the feeling of the people.

On the other hand our society has created needs. One needs a car; one needs a phone, a laptop, a book, facials, exercise, and love amongst many other millions of needs. All these needs have been expressed in a value or idea which is where money comes in. If one needs a successful business then one needs to find a need in society. There are so many needs in society which are just begging to be valued. The person who values the need is the one who creates the business and thus makes money. Some people need an ear that listens to them, so we have therapists, some people need to communicate all the time so we give them phones, some want instant food so we give them takeaway shops, some just want to be entertained so we give them video clubs. The trick to a successful product thus becomes finding what the people need. The need is the product.

In society there are many problems that exist, from wars to lack of time. Finding a solution for problems is a business also. Solving the problems of inadequate time by making things faster gives you a product that you can sell. Problems exist everywhere some solved problems by invention whilst some by talking, it does not matter how or what is solved, the solution is the key to creating successful business. If you look carefully you will see problems in schools, companies, churches, NGOs, countries, families, individuals and the list can go on. Finding the problem and getting the solution is all you need to create business.
Success of the Product
When you have identified your product you basically have identified your market. Whenever a person comes up with a product they have a market in mind. If you think of shoes for women it’s because you are thinking of women. If however you just think shoes then you are lost. Every product has to be particular to a certain person or persons. The moment the product is not particular that is when it becomes general and located in the wrong place. Whatever product you may think of, it has to be accessible to the people where it solves a problem, is needed and where a feeling of need has been created. The greatest problem in business is not that people have no ideas, it is that they have ideas in the wrong place. There is a season and a time for everything, just because one idea worked today does not mean it will work tomorrow. Copy cats get excited about someone else’s success and try to replicate it in their environment but forgetting that the need factor is important. You cannot just start a business for the sake of starting one, but you have to start a business. There is nothing wrong in copying someone else’s business the only thing is that you must identify the need for it, after that it is ok to model that other person’s business.

It’s up to you
Any person can start any business but a marketing genius knows that the product must reflect the market. As long as the need exists there will always be business. If someone is stuck in desert then the easiest business is water, if someone is lost in a country the easiest business is a tour guide, all you have to do is establish the product, market and the service.
Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Winston’s other books include the following
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

Raising A Million Dollars in Three Months


What if one day you woke up and you decided that you no longer want to be poor. On this day you would have decided that things would be different from now on because in three months you were going to raise one million dollars.

Perhaps all your life you have been paying rent, working in different jobs once in a while, and never really being able to do what you want in life. You could only dream of flying to an exotic place for a holiday or just thinking of having a holiday gave you stress because you just never had enough money to go for a holiday you enjoyed. So having thought of all this, you decided after an early night that you were going to become a millionaire. You decided that enough was enough and that it was time you also became a house owner, a Ferrari owner, an employer, a traveler and best of all you would do the things you love. As you lay in that old bed of yours you made yourself a promise that you would never give up.

Now as you were thinking you became restless and decided to a get pen and paper, after all every great person knows that they must write the vision down and make it plain. You started to write your advantages and your challenges. The thing about you was that you have always wanted to own your own record label but you just never had the capital to start the studio; you had once tried to get money but you just could never save enough. Every time you tried to save there was always this emergency or that emergency, for example the other time just when you thought you had saved enough all of a sudden you had to pay school fees for your brother who in the earlier time had smashed your already battered car. The other time just as you were in your fourth month of saving money, your mother visited and she asked you for money to help out your sister. As these thoughts flashed through your mind, you started to feel a little low but you quickly told yourself in your life you shall only have one outcome, which is success.

As you started to write your advantages you realized that your idea was good because after all your record label would be the best label in the world, it would offer music that builds people and would become the brand everyone associates with. As you wrote down your advantages you remembered that you were living in a high density area were there were so many people, which in itself is a big market, not just for sales but for finding people. You started thanking of that movie Brown Sugar and you realized success could be achieved. Another advantage you thought of was that you were talented in producing music and you knew what people really wanted not what they were told they needed, which is key to making money; knowing what people need and convincing them they really need it. However as you looked at your challenges you decided to call them opportunities and not problems, after all for every problem there is a solution. The fact on the ground was that you had no capital, computers, or recording equipment, but that just meant you now had an opportunity to get these things because you do not have them. You remembered that your aunt once said that not having something is an opportunity to get it. There are so many opportunities out there you thought, especially in your life. Now all you needed to do was to come up with a plan.

Every rich person knows that you do not just start rich you are already rich but what you need is to lay out a plan on how to materialize your riches. Your plan was to be simple after all it is only a million dollars. You started to write down the total you needed for your studio and you realized that you need at least twenty thousand dollars. In your life your bank account has never known that kind of number, your bank account once had a thousand dollars but that was the money your friend had put for you to give to her family. Your mother once said every house starts with a brick, so in your case every million dollars starts with a dollar. As you thought about this you decided that all you need was to start doing something legal which could make a dollar. No dam wall just bursts, it starts with a trickle and then in time there is a rush of water and the dam wall bursts; so all you needed was a little trickle. The water in the dam was your million dollars; the dam wall was your opportunity and the trickle was your other opportunity to release the million dollars to you.

You started thinking of your neighborhood, what could you sell that people would love. What was the trend which was happening at that moment? You were just not thinking of music but you had your mind open to any idea. As you thought you remembered there was a promotion near you were there were selling the latest shirts from The Rock because wrestle mania was abuzz. The T-Shirts were being sold in town but most people never really bothered to go to the store but everyone was talking about Wrestlemania the event. Your idea was simple you would go to the store manager and convince him that you could sell the T-Shirts for him for a commission, though the store manager was a bit skeptical at first he understood that Wrestlemania would pass and the T-Shirts demand would go down, he would be left with stock he could not sell, so reluctantly he agreed. As a test you got five T-Shirts after all there had to be trust built between you and the manager, so you quickly went to your friends and asked them to buy so that you could impress the manager to trust you with more. In business trust creates opportunities and consistency creates relationships. So after three hours you were back in town having sold all the T-Shirts and the manager was impressed and gave you twenty more. Ok, so now you had the trickle that you needed but how were you going to raise twenty thousand dollars like this.

For your first week of selling T-Shirts you were now moving with a bag in your neighborhood targeting teenagers and fans of wrestling. Your first week was good because you sold fifty T-Shirts and you had made one hundred dollars. The interesting thing now was that people started asking you what else you sell and where they could find you. Quickly you started putting adverts for T-Shirts on sale from your favorite wrestling super-stars, in truth though you only had for The Rock, John Cena and the Undertaker so whenever someone asked for something you did not have you would tell them it was out of stock but they would ask what else do you sell. You quickly realized you could also sell music, so you went and talked to the manager of the music store in town and you got the latest new music that people liked and you advertised in your neighborhood that you had original music. You had realized that people wanted to buy original music but very few people ever got into the music shops but if someone could bring it to them they would buy, or if they met someone actually selling in the street, they would buy. So now you had a market not only for music but for T-Shirts and so your dilemma or rather your opportunity was that you now needed someone to walk with you so you got your neighbor who was out of a job to work with you. In the second week you had raised three hundred dollars. It was not easy because you had to talk a lot and walk a lot. Sometimes you would use your old car but on very few occasions, you realized you could visit all the different high density areas around and people would buy. People just wanted access and they would buy. Another thing about business is that if it is accessible people will buy it.

After two weeks you were now on your way to raising a thousand dollars. You realized you now needed to bank the money in a different a bank account after all never mix business money with personal money. So you opened your account and you were ready. You now started looking for a place where you could have a studio even though you did not have money as yet and you also started looking for people to record. Amazingly you did not have to go far because in your street was a singing sensation who just never thought of recording because he had ruled himself out because he could not afford the studio time. You drafted a contract and promised him you would record the next month. Now in your hands you had an artist but you had no studio and no recording equipment but you had done the most important thing in business, you had made a commitment to yourself.

In the fourth week of your first month you started looking for a studio, after all if you do not own a vessel go ahead and borrow one. All you had to do was get studio time and record the artists and you had yourself a song. With the money you had made from the T-Shirt business, you booked a studio and in the first week, your artist was recording their first song. You had spent a few days practicing so that you used the studio efficiently and you actually managed to record five songs. You went to all the local entertainment places and booked your artist to sing one or two songs for free in most of the cases, after all he needed exposure. After every performance you would sell some discs and during the day also whenever you got an opportunity. In your third week of the second month people were beginning to recognize your record label in your neighborhood and they all said they supported you. All this time you always went to the local radio station asking them to play your music. Most of the time they refused you but every day you would go. As it goes you targeted one of the radio employees and you made it your goal to make them realize that your music was good, if they did they would play. Sometimes in life you just need an ally at the right time.

So far in the fourth week of your second month, you had managed to raise two thousand dollars after all the expenses which was more than you have ever done in your life. That trickle though small was now increasing in size. Armed with your business plan for a studio you looked for a partner, but first you secured a small office. People will only help you if they see that you are making a committed effort. All you needed was to convince the person to lend you enough for the rest of the equipment. With your two thousand dollars you secured a small office and bought three computers, got some recording software but now you needed the recording equipment. You approached your former classmate who was now quite successful and after an hour or so of lunch and chatting they were convinced. In your first week of the third month you now had a studio. Your artist was now getting airplay and your T-Shirts business along with the music sales were going strong. Your adverts in the paper for personalized gifts were getting answered and you had managed to satisfy a few clients on these. Your artist was now getting paid at the entertainment shows and with the airplay you were now receiving, demand was getting high. You now had a registered company for your activities, what a strange few months it had been. Your company though small had a structure and a vision and all you had to do now was work on the fundamentals and make sure you always had the right people around you. You knew how everything was going because you were involved.

Finally exhausted after your three months, you lay in your bed and realized that you had not raised a million dollars but your trickle had suddenly become a gush of water and the dam wall was cracking. At any moment now that wall was going to fall, it just needed the water to keep flowing out and in no time that dam wall would fall. Who knows maybe in a year you would be at the music awards or maybe you would be number one on the record charts, after all you were now getting attention from distributors who wanted to sell your music and invest in your studio. Even if you did not get any distributors you could still market yourself. Maybe you might open a T-Shirt store for the latest trends in a year. You realized that not only was the trickle of money coming in but also the rush of ideas too. Everyone is a millionaire but the difference is who actually goes out to get the million dollars that is out there. Now you understood what the book Rich Dad Poor Dad had been trying to say to you. To think it all started from the question what if. All you need in life to see your million dollars is just a trickle.

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Winston’s books are available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

The One Outcome Secret to Success


Nature teaches us about success daily in its many different aspects. Principles are there in the open to see and very few are as obvious as the one outcome principle.

For life to exist on planet earth there is one star at the perfect distance from the earth. Within our orbit there can only be one moon of that size which exists for the sake of our balance in the oceans amongst other things. By nature whenever we build a fortress we put one gate in the front, we never put two unless if we over think things. There are many rivers on the earth but at the beginning of it all there is only water, whether it is clear, dirty, salty, or poisoned, it still remains that there is only one water substance. When we look at trees there may have many leaves, branches, and fruit or flowers but it all comes from one seed. Whatever we may decide to think of the atmosphere the truth still remains there is only one form of air we can breathe.

Similarly when it comes to success there is only one success. A car may have four wheels but in order for the car to move all four wheels must move in one direction. The same goes with us as human beings, we may have two legs but if both legs do not move in the same direction we fail to move. Probability is a major force of life which we never fully understand when we fail to understand the one outcome principle nature teaches us every day. For everything that occurs there is one which is the truth and the others are just events. In other words there can only be one outcome which is absolute the rest are just outcomes. This principle is applied in what we believe when we want to succeed. Everyone believes in something because the way to success requires that we believe otherwise we aim at nothing.

If you believe that you are going to be rich but at the same time express doubt that your ventures can fail you create two possible outcomes which are failure and success. Doubt and fear are the beliefs that create failure. If your belief is stronger in the doubting side the probability of failure is higher. Any outcome can occur in life which is why it rains on the good and the evil, the rich and the poor, the nice and the not so nice; because all possible outcomes can occur. If you are to succeed you then must believe in one outcome which is success, even if circumstances are telling you otherwise you must only believe in one outcome. Many people marvel as to how Thomas Edison could persevere through a thousand inventions which all failed until he got to the light bulb, but it was simply because he believed in one outcome which was success the rest were just events. Most of us have never gone through a thousand failures yet we give up too soon.

When you are an employee in a company there are two possible outcomes at the least which are, one, you will be satisfied with your salary or two, your employer would be more satisfied with your salary because you gain less and they gain more. Your objective at work is open to different outcomes because you are serving not only your employer but also yourself at the minimum and the truth is you will love one and hate the other. However when you own your business you serve one master which is yourself so your only outcome that you can possibly fight for is that you are satisfied. Most of us never buy houses that we want because our salaries serve two purposes, to ensure that the employer still gets enough and that we survive at the most. We never make enough at work and will never make enough because no sane employer will pay you all that you need because then there is a probability that you will leave or the business will stop making enough to satisfy the business owner. The only form of employment which creates one outcome is being in business for you.

If you believe that you are going to be successful in life then you need to identify that one outlet that you believe in. If you choose two for example there will be at the least two possible outcomes. Of the two ventures you embark on there will obviously be a division of attention and no person created on earth can split their attention equally it’s just not possible because you have one mind and one heart. If you doubt this then walk into any polygamous relationship, there is always one who receives more attention. You can never divide yourself into two; there is always one side which will suffer if not all sides. If you are an employee somewhere else and you own a business, one of the two will suffer. For this reason the most successful people leave their jobs and start working for themselves, it is as simple as that. There is only one love but you cannot be with two people at the same time and make them happy. If you are an employee and you want to start a business I am not suggesting that you neglect your job, but what I do suggest is that you do the best you can in that job so that you benefit in knowledge and experience which in itself is a benefit to you. If the employer benefits more than you do in terms of money it’s ok because it is just an event since you only belief in one outcome, that you are successful in knowledge and experience. When you are ready then you can leave that company, before that I suggest you stay there. You only know you are ready to start your own company and be successful when you are prepared to only accept one outcome which is success because when you are now alone there will only be you to depend on.

Now here is the principle in this article, in life you can only accept one outcome if you want to be successful which is success, you can only believe in one outcome which is success, you can only concentrate to gain one outcome which is success, you can only see, hear, touch, smell, and taste one outcome which is success. Anything else which comes along your way is just an event because your destination is success. Do not believe in failure and success at the same time because you open possibilities for failure. Do not doubt, delay, fear, miss, or waste time just believe and see one outcome, success. That is the secret to success in which faith is the definition of this principle. This is what separates those who succeed; Abraham Lincoln who lost countless elections before becoming one of the greatest American presidents, Oprah Winfrey who spent years in poverty but became a billionaire, J.K Rowlings who was rejected countless times in life but became one of the greatest authors in history, Henry Ford who failed dismally before finally making a car that could sell, and Nelson Mandela who spent twenty seven years in jail but became the first South Africa President.

You can sit there and believe in the possibilities of success and failure or you can get up from where you are and only choose to believe in one outcome. Eliminate failure as an outcome in your life and only accept success. Anything else that happens in your life is just an event, strive for success.

Winston is the author of several books. His breakthrough book was “You Have All Been Fooled”, a book about power, ability, and sheer determination in life. Winston’s books are available on the following
You Have All Been Fooled at Amazon
You Have All Been Fooled at Author’s Page
Four Reasons Why Absolute World Peace is Impossible With Humans
The Spark of Life, Success and Relationships
The Book of Revelation Series

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