A Sad Story

If you ever knew of the great insurance sales man, R . U. Darby, you should also be familiar with his gold exploration escapade. Back in the 1800’s in the midst of the gold rush, R. U Darby and his uncle travelled from Maryland to Colorado to dig gold and get rich. They decided to stake a mining claim in Colorado. They were not lazy folks. They worked really hard. The sun smote their bare backs and their bodies produced heavy sweat. Once a while, each one would stop and wipe the sweat off his face. It was almost like their bodies were sprayed with water. See two men working with picks and shovels. They were determined to find gold and become wealthy.

GREAT NEWS!!! They found something.

After much toil, they found what they were looking for. They filled their cars with ore and sent it to the smelters to determine the gold content. The results showed that there was a lot of gold in the ore. This was what they had risked their lives for. They thought to themselves. We have to make this big time. Let us go and get heavy equipment so that we can mine the gold and grow rich. They covered up and went to tell their family about their find. They needed to raise the money to purchase these equipment. As you can imagine, the family members were thrilled at thought of owning what was going to become one of the richest gold mines in the States. You can also see that the money was easier to raise. Soon, they purchased the equipment they needed for their mining. They went back to Colorado to continue mining. The work went faster because the money made from their initial finds was great their desire to be rich got them to work harder and faster. They knew that if they made a few more loads, they would become very wealthy soon.
As they were digging and expecting to uncover more gold, something terrible happened. The gold VANISHED. No one could tell where it had gone. It disappeared. They had hope however. They continued digging trying to rediscover the missing vein which gave them their initial hope of wealth.

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This time, their work did not pay off. At least, this went through their head.

With drooped heads showing their disappointment and discouragement, they packed their bags, sold their equipment for whatever money they could find and then moved back home. All their sweat and hard work had amounted to nothing. A junk man purchased the equipment and the field from them for peanuts.

This junk man was smart. He hired the services of a mining engineer to find out if the vein had disappeared for sure. The engineer predicted that, the gold is THREE FEET below where R. U Darby and his Uncle stopped digging.

For R. U Darby and His uncle, they lost an opportunity which they were sitting on.

Presently, there is a new wave… Is it a new wave? Well, many ordinary people are being made millionaires work from home or at home. Home based businesses give many ordinary people the opportunity to build the life of their dreams. Sadly however, the stats show that, over 95% of people fail or give up in their home business. The main reason why some people decided to join home business opportunities is the reason why they don’t start (More on this later). Some also give up too early just like Darby did. Are you one of these or do you know someone who thinks that building a business at home does not work? Have you given up because of the hurdles and challenges you faced? You could be JUST 3 FEET DEEP. Do what the smart Junk man did.

Have you ever lost an opportunity? Please share with us. Your own experience may help another person.

A Simple Great Story Which Will Definitely Keep You Thinking

Remember I promised to tell you the simple great story Welty told Kamen? Well, read on. There lived a king in a village in the far east. The king had a daughter named Irie. Irie was so beautiful that all the young men in the village fancied her. In that village, was Boaty and Breto. They were very good friends. Irie fancied both of them. One day, a terrible disaster struck. A mighty earthquake split the village. This earthquake  divided the village into two halve such that people on one half of the the village had relatives living in the other half. There was a heavy downpour filled the gully the earthquake had left with a stream.

Boaty and Greto decided to make rafts so they could visit Irie on the other end of the village. Unknown to them, their decision to make raft was the beginning of a booming business, afterall, there were several people on either end of the village who desired to see their relatives.

They were making money with their new business. Seasons passed by. Next year, Irie would be eighteen. At this age, the tradition of their village demands that she will choose a suitor. The king, seeing the dilemma that her daughter faced, decided to throw a contest for all the young men in the village. Any man who is able to raise one thousand talents of gold before the said period would take Irie’s hand in marriage.

The contest was heated. Boaty and Greto now worked more than usual. Each one  trying to make more trips than the other. They expanded their business by building a boat so that they could make each trip with more people. One night, as Greto lay in bed thinking about how he could raise the money, he calculated that no matter how long he worked, he could not raise the one thousand talents of gold because he would be limited by his efforts and time. He decided to build a bridge this would be a great OPPORTUNITY to raise the one thousand talents of gold and that, he would not have to row his boat again.

During the DAY, Greto would row his boat and towards sunset, he would build his bridge. Boaty and other people in the village laughed at Greto. No one in their village has ever thought of, seen or imagined a bridge before. When the bridge was completed, Greto decided to commission the bridge.

  • The price was lower than the fare charged by the boat.
  • The bridge seemed safer
  • Since it was the first time something like that was built in the village, many people decided to try it.

Boaty continued rowing his boat. As his income increased, so did his lifestyle.

Are you familiar with that?

Soon, it was winter. Boaty could not row his boat across the snow. As the days went by, Boaty also realised that his strength was failing him. He could not make as many trips as before. Soon, he can not row his boat. How will he survive when that time came.

On the other hand, Greto decided to build a connecting pipeline from the bridge to his room. People would pay their toll and he would collect the money in his room. In a very short time, Greto raised the money. He married Irie and they married happily ever after.

Boaty finally realised that he had not made the right right decision by continuing to rely on his strength to make money.

After listening to the story, Kamen woke up to the fact that he was also doing the same thing Boaty did, trading his strength and time for money. When Kamen got home, he pondered on Welty’s words. He made the decision to follow Welty’s advice i.e and make a move like Greto did.

How about you? Which method do you prefer? If you are still unsure, try answering the following questions.

  • Do you possess an income that flows 24hours without you having to work for it?
  • Are you relying on strength alone or do you have the right system to produce money?
  • Does your income continue to flow after you are gone?
  • Can you quit work anytime you choose without sacrificing your income?
  • Should you for any reason be out of work now, can you survive for the next year without a job?
  • Do you have to be present to make money?

If you can not answer just one of the questions above,  contact me. If you answered yes to all these questions, kindly share with this community how you did that. Like this post, leave your comments and feel free to share it.

This Story Will Send You Thinking, Every One Who Heard it Agrees

It was just a simple story but it really sent me thinking about how I could own my life. I have to make decisions that affect my life. I will tell you this story that challenges you to the core. First however, let me tell you how I got the story. I made a call on my way from the office expecting to meet a former colleague who had come to Lagos on a business visit. Will you eat kenkey? I knew he would want to eat kenkey because he has been away from Ghana for a while. Kenkey is a Ghanaia delicacy. I reached Daniel’s lodge at about 7:30pm local time. We were seated on the second floor. We had a good chat and then he gave me a CD to watch. As a colleague of Daniel in one of the top shot banks in Ghana, I knew that Daniel had a strong work ethic. If he gave me a CD, then it is for a reason.

I inserted the CD into my laptop and then I began to watch the movie that would leave an indelible imprint on my mind. Only a few movies have a lasting effect on me. It was not my favourite kind of adventure movie. It was cartoons (I am not a fan of cartoons) and these animations really sent my mind wide. I don’t remember the title of this video. I think FFG owes the story. The story follows this line. Two friends from High School, Welty and Kamen, met after a long time. They decided to catch up on past times. During their conversation, they told each other what they were presently doing. Kamen worked in the corporate world and earned a huge salary. To get more pay, he needed to work harder and for long hours. He did this to provide for the comfort of. He hardly had time for his children. His wife only wished he could spend a little more time with her and the family. He desperately needed to spend time with his family but his work would not let him.

After Welty heard about Kamen’s life, he was moved because unlike Kamen, Welty seemed to have the time to do whatever he wanted to do and he also had the money to do it. He spent time with his lovely son, played golf, visited recreational centres, watched football at the stadium, etc. Welty decided to help his friend. He knew that, if Kamen had to take charge and own his life, he had to understand the principles that he, Welty had used to obtain wealth and at the same time have the time to pursue his leasure. He told Kamen about a boatman who became wealthy without trading his time for money. I will tell you that story Welty told Kamen in the next post.You will see the mistakes that you probably are making that is costing you the opportunity to own your life and place your dreams within your reach.


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Own Your Life – Part 3, Take Charge

Here is an important quote to help you own your life.

Even when evil comes to you, understand that you deserve and require them and that by first enduring them, you may be stronger, wiser, nobler.

When you have fully entered into this realization, you will be in a position to mold your own circumstances, to transmute all evil into good and to weave, with a master hand, the fabric of your destiny”.  James Allen

quote to own your life

I hope you read the preceding posts title Own Your Life Part One and Part Two.

If you did, then you are waiting for this piece. At 21, Brian worked a construction job.

According to him, he was broke and lived in a small one room apartment.

One evening, as he sat, he had a “great flash of awareness.”

He gained an insight into life and his situation that would turn everything around in his life.

This was his thought, “no one else was ever going to help me. No one was coming to the rescue.”

This thought, injected a dose of courage into Brian.

He decided from that moment to take charge of his life.

He realized from that one moment that, everything that would happen to him for the rest of his life depended on him.

The Brian mentioned is the one you know – BRIAN TRACY!!!

The decision to determine your circumstances really requires great courage.

The courage to Own Your Life.

Understand that, you are in your current state because of the decisions you took or did not take.

The failure to decide is the decision to do nothing, AOL 38.

The failure to take decisions can also ruin everything you are building.

Decide to take full responsibility of everything that happens in your life.

When the decision to own your life is firm, many frivolities will naturally be eliminated from your life.

You will not give excuses for non-performance. You will not tell lies under pressure.

You will not need to justify an action you have taken.

Anytime someone is responsible for your failure or success, you cannot make remarkable achievement.

Your background is not responsible for where you are now.

The poverty of your parents and their inability to give good education cannot be blamed.

Your handicap is no excuse. Let me reiterate this! You are responsible for your current state.

If you do not accept the responsibility, you cannot move ahead.

You will always find someone/something to blame for your lack and failures.

If something good can happen, why not to you? Why not now? Decide now.

Take responsibility for your situation. If you do not like it, take charge, take steps and change it.

Dream your future, visualize it and step into it.

This is only possible when you know that you know that you are responsible for your state, happiness, wealth, productivity and success.

Name it, claim it and take it!

Do you agree that you are ultimately responsible for your success or failure? Do you own your life? If you want to take charge of your financial future I recommend you visit my side hustle breakthrough blog here.

Let’s continue the discussion in the comments area.

Own Your Life – What it means to Own Your Life

What does it Mean to Own Your Life

To understand what it means to own your life, analyse by yourself, this statement Don Faila makes.  “When you subtract out the sleeping time, commuting time, working time and the things you have to do each day of your life, most people don’t have more than two or three hours a day to do what they would like to do: and then, would they have the money to do it?”

Depending on which angle you want to tackle this, you will have varying responses. But the underlying factor is that you are in control of the vehicle that is moving in the direction of your destiny. This means that, you can choose to be happy, sad, loving, hating, etc all at will at any particular moment. For example, IF YOU HEARD A BAD NEWS AND WERE CRYING, YOU COULD DECIDE TO BE HAPPY AND SWITCH MOODS IMMEDIATELY. Now, this is extreme but that is what it means to own your life. It means that you have the ability to control, no not to control but to DETERMINE your emotion.

If you can determine your emotions which you can, why then would you choose to allow a negative painful emotion in your life?

The next thing it means to own your life is that you can choose where you want to live, what you want to eat and what clothes you would wear without looking at the price tag.

Own your life, means you can buy anything without considering the price tag
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This is what it means NOT to own your life. When you can tell a lie under pressure, or give explanations to justify what you have done for fear of punishment or for a gain of reward.

Now consider this! Can you be said to presently own your life? If you cannot wake up at the time you want to, work at your goals according to your schedule in order to achieve them, and even decide how your day goes, think again about the control you have on your life.

To what extent does your money have power over you? You can determine that you are in charge of your own life depending on your response if you lost every dime have made. Or if you experienced what some people will call a mishap. Would you accept that it is part of life, then you wake up and start all over or you will sit there languishing in pain?

Can you go where you want to go, or acquire what you want to or do what you like to, and would you have the money to do it?

The extent to which money or circumstances influences your life is a great indicator of the extent to which you are in control of your destiny.

No matter where you stand, you can own your life by the decision (s) you take now – The decision to change your situation.

I will share in the next post, the stories of people who changed their situations by taking the decision to own their lives. I will also share with you, how you can do same.

In the meantime, leave me your comments. To you, what does it mean to own your life?

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Own Your life – Part One

A Slave/Master of Your Thought

Over the years, I have struggled until I came to the realization that to enjoy a fulfilled life, you need to take charge and Own your life. Prior to this realisation, I had dreams and aspired great heights. Each time, I was not able to achieve my goals, I would think, “was I any different from all the others?” I know I was not because according to my performance in class and at my place of employment (I worked with a multinational bank at the time), I was one of an above average performers. Many of my colleagues looked up to me but I was grossly dissatisfied and did not attain my goals. Some people seemed to enjoy the attention of almost everyone around. This made me moody because, I thought, for fairness sake everyone needs to enjoy the same level of attention. That thinking was a big fallacy! I needed a slice of the cake of friendship these folks were enjoying. This was not happening and I got more troubled and moody. I actually thought that people did not like me. The more I thought, the more I coiled into my shell. I could not control my circumstances and how I felt. I did not own my life. It was not nice being lonely. Even my close friends now seemed distant. I plunged deeper into my moody self. To keep myself company, I buried myself into books. One day, something drastic happened. The light hit me. Then everything began to change. I was more happy, I started enjoying friendships and Today, I have a very different view of life.

Own Your Life by your choice to take action
It depends on you

When you do not own your life or control how you feel, you are almost a slave of your thoughts, wondering what other people are thinking or who did or did not do what. Let me tell you a true story. I know a man. Let me keep his identity by calling him Kofi.

Kofi Baths Up to Ten Times A Day!!!

Kofi wanted attention from his father and mentor above his brothers. But growing up, Kofi’s mother told him that, he needed to bath well because he had a strong body odour. Kofi took that lightly in the beginning. Later in life, Kofi noticed that his father was closer to his other brothers than himself. His desire however was to be his father’s attention. His father who is allergic to bad smell often told stories of how body odour could cost you important relationships, promotion at work or valuable things in life. After all, people only give goodies to those they liked. Life they say is not fair. You can be a great producer, an intelligent person or a genius and and still miss out on the goodies of life. Now, Kofi would bath anytime he was going to see his father. He would use lime because that was the best odour suppressant he knew. He would make sure that anytime he was going to meet his father, he had taken his bath. But it seemed his father did not notice any of these and when he noticed it, did not even get Kofi closer. Kofi was really down. If Kofi was with his father and his father had to scratch his nose due to discomfort Kofi would think that, he was producing bad odour. Sometimes real, other times imagined. Somehow, his feelings affected his confidence and his mood. This affected his relationship with other people. He would interpret his lack of social acceptance as a result of the bad odour he produced. He plunged into a perpertual state of unhappiness. Guess What? Kofi would

"Take charge", "own your life"
Having a good time!!!

bath about seven to ten times in a day in order to get around. He had become a slave and victim of his own imagination because of his desire to please others. Back to the light that hit me. I got a basic understanding of what it means to Own Your Life. This changed my perception and has put everyone of my dreams within my reach. I set huge goals now and I feel so much in control of the goals. In our next post, I will continue of what it means to OWN YOUR LIFE. But see, you can master your situations. You can CHOOSE to be happy!!! You can attain all your goals. It is within reach!!! Take Massive Action To Take CHARGE NOW!!! I will be very grateful if you can share your own experiences situations that made you feel enslaved by your thoughts. What are you going to do differently to Own Your Life and take charge of your destiny. Let me hear from you.   Eyram Hlortsi Business Builder/Entrepreneur Trainer