jeffreymanu:

Was thinking about eCommerce and mobile/smartphone penetration in most markets today. There’s coming a time where you’ll walk into a store, try a product, take a picture of it or order it on your phone so it’s delivered to your home. No cash will be exchanged. No bags to carry home.
The problem however is that shopping is an activity many people enjoy for it’s emotional appeal so there may need to be a hybrid of this future that I’m predicting.

jeffreymanu:

Was thinking about eCommerce and mobile/smartphone penetration in most markets today. There’s coming a time where you’ll walk into a store, try a product, take a picture of it or order it on your phone so it’s delivered to your home. No cash will be exchanged. No bags to carry home.

The problem however is that shopping is an activity many people enjoy for it’s emotional appeal so there may need to be a hybrid of this future that I’m predicting.

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Untargeted
The business was doing well financially. Clients were coming in on a frequent basis and the company was profitable. The salaries were not great but they were enough to meet most of the staff’s needs. All seemed well but the team members were not motivated. The boss always complained about how his employees always wanted to get off work early. He would say “our competition works 12 hours a day and you guys want to leave by 5”. This did not change anything. Some of the team started looking for ways to leave earlier.
What we later found out was that they did not have higher purpose to aspire to. Only the executives knew what the company’s targets were and this information was not shared with the other team members. In two years most of the staff had left to either start their own businesses or had been fired for one reason or the other. 
Some people have a personal agenda and are self motivated to work for you but many others need a vision; a goal that they can wake up in the morning and aspire to. It is said that Nike’s mission statement at one point was to “Crush Reebok”. Everyone in the company knew this so they could all focus on this. Does your business plan on dominating the market in 3 years? Tell your team. Do you want to acquire 4000 customers in 12 months? Tell your team. Is the goal to win an award? Tell your team. People need something to believe in. The entrepreneur, the leader, the manager, the intra-preneur is the one supposed to deliver this goal. 

Untargeted

The business was doing well financially. Clients were coming in on a frequent basis and the company was profitable. The salaries were not great but they were enough to meet most of the staff’s needs. All seemed well but the team members were not motivated. The boss always complained about how his employees always wanted to get off work early. He would say “our competition works 12 hours a day and you guys want to leave by 5”. This did not change anything. Some of the team started looking for ways to leave earlier.

What we later found out was that they did not have higher purpose to aspire to. Only the executives knew what the company’s targets were and this information was not shared with the other team members. In two years most of the staff had left to either start their own businesses or had been fired for one reason or the other. 

Some people have a personal agenda and are self motivated to work for you but many others need a vision; a goal that they can wake up in the morning and aspire to. It is said that Nike’s mission statement at one point was to “Crush Reebok”. Everyone in the company knew this so they could all focus on this. Does your business plan on dominating the market in 3 years? Tell your team. Do you want to acquire 4000 customers in 12 months? Tell your team. Is the goal to win an award? Tell your team. People need something to believe in. The entrepreneur, the leader, the manager, the intra-preneur is the one supposed to deliver this goal. 


If you keep doing things that are not in line with what you love doing, you will get to the place where you’re not sure of who you even are. A jack of all trades is hardly a master of any. Define your vision and climb that ladder, one rung at a time. Without a vision, you will get to the top of the ladder and find out that it’s leaning on the wrong wall.

If you keep doing things that are not in line with what you love doing, you will get to the place where you’re not sure of who you even are. A jack of all trades is hardly a master of any. Define your vision and climb that ladder, one rung at a time. Without a vision, you will get to the top of the ladder and find out that it’s leaning on the wrong wall.

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freshwordsinspired:

I was thinking about the boldness it takes to start a business in Africa or any where else for that matter.
I think knowledge and information played a big factor for me. I know nothing is impossible and that God is on my side so it was never difficult to start Fresh Words.
You do not need to know everything about the business you are trying to start but you need to know enough to match your aspiration with it. Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is unacceptable because you will end up making mistakes you could have avoided if only you had done the right research or asked the right questions.

freshwordsinspired:

I was thinking about the boldness it takes to start a business in Africa or any where else for that matter.

I think knowledge and information played a big factor for me. I know nothing is impossible and that God is on my side so it was never difficult to start Fresh Words.

You do not need to know everything about the business you are trying to start but you need to know enough to match your aspiration with it. Ignorance is not bliss. Ignorance is unacceptable because you will end up making mistakes you could have avoided if only you had done the right research or asked the right questions.

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freshwordsinspired:

I wrote out an application for something recently and realized it’s important to be very good at something. Even if you can do other things, it’s good to be very good at something. People will pay for the value in you.
Branding. Marketing. Public Relations. Advertising. Kindred disciplines but very different. Researching at the moment.

freshwordsinspired:

I wrote out an application for something recently and realized it’s important to be very good at something. Even if you can do other things, it’s good to be very good at something.
People will pay for the value in you.

Branding. Marketing. Public Relations. Advertising. Kindred disciplines but very different. Researching at the moment.

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freshwordsinspired:

We all have a reference. The reason for the action.
It is either out of an experience, counsel, book or ignorance. How do you know that colour is blue? Someone told you that was what blue looks like and you believed it. Whenever we have a choice to make, our brain becomes like a hard disk and we search through to find out if we have seen this done before or if we know how to do it. This is where references come in. When starting a business or some kind of project, it’s helpful not to reinvent the wheel unless you have to. There’s hardly any business that you are starting in which someone has tried a variant. When it comes to decisions, I find that the Bible is the best place to go because it is absolute advice that has worked for millions and is inspired by God. The Bible says those who sleep a lot will become poor. I’m not going to look for that one guy who got some money and claims he sleeps nine hours a day. He may be the exception at the moment but eventually, truth will catch up with him.
Find someone who has done what you want to do. Read his book. Watch his videos. Ask him how he did it. Ask God to guide you.

freshwordsinspired:

We all have a reference. The reason for the action.

It is either out of an experience, counsel, book or ignorance. How do you know that colour is blue? Someone told you that was what blue looks like and you believed it. Whenever we have a choice to make, our brain becomes like a hard disk and we search through to find out if we have seen this done before or if we know how to do it.
This is where references come in. When starting a business or some kind of project, it’s helpful not to reinvent the wheel unless you have to. There’s hardly any business that you are starting in which someone has tried a variant. When it comes to decisions, I find that the Bible is the best place to go because it is absolute advice that has worked for millions and is inspired by God. The Bible says those who sleep a lot will become poor. I’m not going to look for that one guy who got some money and claims he sleeps nine hours a day. He may be the exception at the moment but eventually, truth will catch up with him.

Find someone who has done what you want to do. Read his book. Watch his videos. Ask him how he did it. Ask God to guide you.

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freshwordsinspired:

so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.” Matthew 15:14In whatever you do, look for people who have been successful to study, read about or work for/with. Why would anyone listen to someone who has no proof of what they talk about? It’s like having a mentor who has never done anything worth emulating.
The verse above interests me because Jesus showed us that it’s possible for blind/ignorant people/leaders can lead others. The one you listen to will lead you.

freshwordsinspired:

so ignore them. They are blind guides leading the blind, and if one blind person guides another, they will both fall into a ditch.” Matthew 15:14
In whatever you do, look for people who have been successful to study, read about or work for/with. Why would anyone listen to someone who has no proof of what they talk about? It’s like having a mentor who has never done anything worth emulating.

The verse above interests me because Jesus showed us that it’s possible for blind/ignorant people/leaders can lead others. The one you listen to will lead you.

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freshwordsinspired:

There is a difference between authority, establishment and order. From movies to comic books, we find heroes/underdogs who fight against ‘le system/the system/skynet etc’. Many people have this comic-book mentality in real life. People dislike the police and government for this reason. Many people see wealthy people as frauds or evil and will go so far as to say all rich people go their money through shady means. This is not true. I’m not saying this because of I’m wealthy. It’s true even if I wasn’t wealthy. Not everyone is the same.
Who told you to fight the system or authorities? Why do you want the underdog to win? What happens when he wins? Does another underdog have to overthrow him? What happens when you become the boss?

freshwordsinspired:

There is a difference between authority, establishment and order. From movies to comic books, we find heroes/underdogs who fight against ‘le system/the system/skynet etc’. Many people have this comic-book mentality in real life. People dislike the police and government for this reason. Many people see wealthy people as frauds or evil and will go so far as to say all rich people go their money through shady means. This is not true. I’m not saying this because of I’m wealthy. It’s true even if I wasn’t wealthy. Not everyone is the same.

Who told you to fight the system or authorities? Why do you want the underdog to win? What happens when he wins? Does another underdog have to overthrow him? What happens when you become the boss?

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freshwordsinspired:

We came into this world alone and we will not leave with others. Where did the ubiquitous term ‘haters’ come from? Everyone says they have haters and keep talking about them like they are being paid to. Who cares about the people who are against you? God did not create you to fight with haters. Grow up already, stop regurgitating your favorite rapper’s words. He may not be the smartest cookie in the jar.
Life is more fulfilling when you live to be a blessing to others. Those who don’t like you should not matter.

freshwordsinspired:

We came into this world alone and we will not leave with others. Where did the ubiquitous term ‘haters’ come from? Everyone says they have haters and keep talking about them like they are being paid to. Who cares about the people who are against you? God did not create you to fight with haters. Grow up already, stop regurgitating your favorite rapper’s words. He may not be the smartest cookie in the jar.

Life is more fulfilling when you live to be a blessing to others. Those who don’t like you should not matter.

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freshwordsinspired:

Kiniun and company
Part 1
Kiniun is the Yoruba word for Lion. Meet Kiniun. Not the lion in this pic. Kiniun will be one of the mythical lions whose boldness is legendary. He is locally respected and internationally known.
His best friend for many years was a ladies man. The kind of guy who had sugar on his tongue, no p.o.p maff. {translation: there was no plaster of paris on his lips. This means he was a smooth talker.} 
Kiniun thought he could hang with this dude without being influenced negatively. One day he found himself talking to two girls at the same time, spitting game, doing the mack daddy ting, playa playa, whoop whoop. He made bad decisions. He knows now that bad company is like a cancer. The people around you will either knowingly or unknowingly help to paint your future. Eagles don’t fly with buzzards. Lions don’t hang around with goats.

freshwordsinspired:

Kiniun and company

Part 1

Kiniun is the Yoruba word for Lion.
Meet Kiniun. Not the lion in this pic. Kiniun will be one of the mythical lions whose boldness is legendary. He is locally respected and internationally known.

His best friend for many years was a ladies man. The kind of guy who had sugar on his tongue, no p.o.p maff. {translation: there was no plaster of paris on his lips. This means he was a smooth talker.} 

Kiniun thought he could hang with this dude without being influenced negatively. One day he found himself talking to two girls at the same time, spitting game, doing the mack daddy ting, playa playa, whoop whoop. He made bad decisions. He knows now that bad company is like a cancer. The people around you will either knowingly or unknowingly help to paint your future. Eagles don’t fly with buzzards. Lions don’t hang around with goats.

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"He has a group of very fine habits…he makes himself an authority in his particular field…He has the habit of study.. The habit of control of his eyes and ears…."-E.W Kenyon-Signposts on the road to success

 

"He has a group of very fine habits…he makes himself an authority in his particular field…He has the habit of study.. The habit of control of his eyes and ears…."-E.W Kenyon-Signposts on the road to success

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