The Rat Race

                                 Do you wanna be Rat No.1?
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Life is full of challenges,
However, not everything in life,
… should be considered as a real challenge.

      Take for instance the proverbial ‘Rat Race’
      … that everyone of us is confronted with.
      Although it is real in most all of our lives,
      … it is something we should NOT get involved in!
      As the name implies … it is a RAT race,
      … running after fame and stuff,
      which is only likely to ruin your life!

Consider this …
If you win the rat race, what does that make you?
Rat No.1

      This race is not about value,
      … but merely driven by self!
      A race in which at best
      … you are paid to be stressed.

Our everyday lives are full of challenges,
… to achieve and to be the best at what we do,
but there is always a question we should ask ourselves,
… is this just all about me, or about others too!
When value and others become part of the goal,
… what you are doing not only has the potential to succeed,
but to bring value to your doing whilst achieving your goal!

      Take the ‘Rat’ out of the race,
      … and replace it with value,
      Then the race becomes a challenge,
      … with real value as a goal.

 

Investment – His way

                  Investment is not simple,
           but help is possible, if you will listen!

      Investing is never a simple matter,
      … and even more so in these days of uncertainty!
      So, what to do?

At the beginning of every year we wish prosperity on others,
… and even the Bible tells us that God wants us to prosper.
So from an investment point of view,
… there must be a way to invest wisely and to prosper!
How?

      If you believe God wants you to prosper,
      … and if you believe that God knows where to invest,
      there is but one simple condition to what and where to invest!
      You have to hear God!

      And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you,
      because you obey the voice of the Lord your God:
      Deut 28:1-14

But HOW?
If you can believe that God knows everything,
… that God knows what to do and where to invest,
then you must also believe that God can and will answer you,
… and that He will show you where, what and how!

In fact God has made sure that this can happen
      But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father
      will send in My name, He will teach you all things,
      John 14:26
      He will guide you into all truth …
      and He will tell you things to come.
      John 16:13

If you believe God and expect Him to bless you,
… in which ever way,
then you must also expect to hear Him,
so that He can lead you into what will bless you!
 

The way to success

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      In life not everything goes as planned,
      … and you can’t expect everything to go your way.
      In fact much too often,
      … things just don’t work out the way they should.

Now, you can see that as a failure,
… as we so easily do,
or you can see it as a possibility,
an opportunity to do something totally new.

      Learn from what happened,
      … remembering that most times,
      … it is NOT about what went wrong,
      … but more often about what you did not do!

Make sure your plan is not based on someone else’s goal,
… on what they did or on their success.
God has a special plan for all of our lives,
… therefore expect to hear Him for your own life,
… and to act on that special ability He put in your life.
That will be easy to do,
… as it will flow from inside,
and failure will be far from you.

      Inside of us all there is something special,
      … find what it is,
      … act on that,
      and get on your way to success!

Sowing for a Harvest

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      You don’t plant seed to eat,
      You plant seed to feed,
      … and it is out of the increase through feeding,
      … that you will reap YOUR harvest!

A farmer does not sow seed,
because he has a need!
A farmer does not sow seed,
… so that he will have something to eat!

      A farmer sows to have more than he needs,
      … so that he can meet the need of others.

Nature shows us this simple but powerful biblical principle,
… when in spring it blossoms and brings forth a plentiful increase,
that not only provides all that is needed,
… but also the potential of abundance and growth.
Gen.1:28, Gen.8:22

      Practically, in life, in business, in projects and in ministry,
      … whatever resources come into your hands, is seed.
      Seed that when ‘planted’ with the purpose to benefit others,
      … will bring a harvest of increase,
      … with the potential for growth and development!

Don’t eat the seed God puts in your hands,
… use it for what it was intended,
… to bring development and growth.
It is by your sowing from that harvest,
… that your personal benefit and harvest come,
as you have then truly sown seed of your own!

Success in Busine$$



If you ask most business people,
… what is it that makes a business successful?

The usual answer is,
… being profitable and making money!

      However, for a business to be truly successful,
      … profitability and making money is NOT what brings success!
      Profitability and making money,
      … is the result of a successful business,

      and NOT the reason for being in business!

Why you may well ask?

      If your business is based on profit and money,
      … then the value of your product or service,
      … will be based on money,
      instead of being based on your customer!

      If your business is based on value to your customer,
      … your product or service will have a real value,
      and will produce lasting profits and great returns!

If you want your ideas or your business to be profitable,
… don’t put value on what you will get,
put value on what you do,
… as that determines the value of what you will get!

The problem with money.



So often money or the love of money,
… is given as the reason for most problems!

Money however does not set or establish value,
… your need or desire is what determines value!

Look at it this way…

      Money in your pocket is not a problem.
      But, how it got there,
      and, where it’s going,
      … that is where the problem lies!

Life outside the Box

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Although it often becomes just that,

The Box,
… is in fact not a physical place,
but rather,
… the limitations we set on ourselves!
… the way we see ourselves!

The boundaries we place around ourselves!

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Life inside the box is about feeling safe and secure,
… because you know everything around you! (your box)

Life outside the box is about facing what you don’t know,
… seeing opportunities and living your potential!

      Outside the box is about vision,
      … it’s about creativity,
      … it’s about progress.
      It’s about formalizing your vision,
      … by using your creativity!

That means you have to recognize your creative ability,
… and use that creativity to achieve your goal!

No, it’s not about doing what someone else achieved,
… or comparing yourself to others or their achievements!
Rather,
… it’s about you recognizing what is in you, a creativity,
… and by you using that creativity that you have!
Remember though …
Creativity does not activate you, you activate it!

How do you activate that creativity in you?
      … by seeing problems as challenges,
      … by expecting to overcome those challenges,
      … and by being positive about the potential the future holds!
      That is what releases that creativity in you.

Don’t quit before you have an answer,
… and don’t give up until your answer works!

      Grab hold of that vision today,
      … and find your place in it!

Living outside the box …

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You’ve heard the catchphrase…
THINK OUTSIDE OF THE BOX

Looking further than what you can see,
… thinking beyond and not limited by the obvious.
Not a difficult, yet a powerful concept.

However, as important as thinking outside of the BOX is,
… unless you venture to live outside of the BOX,
you will never accomplish your full potential!!
Unless those thoughts and plans are put into action,
… not much is going to change in your life or position!

You have to go further than just thinking outside of the box,
you need to get outside of the box,
… you need to act on what you have visualised out there!

What does it mean to live outside of the BOX?
    Outside the box is about vision,
    … about creativity,
    … about progress.
    It is about formalizing your vision,
    … by using your creativity!

That means you have to recognize your creative ability,
… and use that creativity to achieve your goal!

No, it’s not about doing what someone else achieved,
… or comparing yourself to others or to their achievements!
No, it’s about recognizing what is in you,
… by accepting that there is a creativity in you!
Creativity does not activate you, you activate it!

    How do you activate that creativity in you?
    … by facing problems as challenges,
    … by expecting to overcome to that challenge,
    and, by being positive about the potential the future holds!
    That is what releases that creativity in you.

Don’t give up until you have an answer,
… and don’t give up until your answer works!

    Life inside the box is about feeling safe and secure,
    … because you know everything around you! (your box)
    Life outside of the box is about facing what you don’t know,
    … seeing opportunities and living your potential!

Dare to step … OUT

Cause & effect

If there is a problem, don’t try to fix it,
… you can’t change the result of something that already happened!
The only way to change a situation,
… is to deal with what caused it in the first place!

Fix the cause, the result will be right!