Inspirations for life

A mix collection of inspirational stories gathered from the internet and personal experiences.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Habits of the rich

BUSINESS MATTERS (BEYOND THE BOTTOM LINE) Francis J. Kong (The Philippine Star) - May 5, 2018 - 12:00am
Johnny is in the midst of a long dry spell in Las Vegas. Eventually he gambles away all his money and has to borrow a quarter from another gambler just to use the men’s room. He finds a stall that happens to be open and pockets the quarter.
Believing that his luck has finally changed, he puts the quarter in a slot machine and hits the jackpot. He takes his winnings and goes to the blackjack table and turns his modest winnings into million dollars.
Wealthy beyond his wildest dreams, Johnny goes on the lecture circuit, where he tells his incredible story. He tells his audiences that he will always be eternally grateful to his benefactor, and if he ever finds the man he will share his fortune with him. After months of speaking, a man in the audience jumps up and says, “I’m that man. I was the one who gave you the quarter.”
“Yes, I remember you well, but you aren’t the one I’m looking for. I mean the guy who left the door open!”
Times are different now. There are so many young people out there giving talks and seminars, selling stuff and promising heaven and earth that by listening to them, buying their products and reading their books people will become wealthy. And there are many who would buy into it to their regret later.
As the saying goes: “There’s a sucker born every minute;” a phrase closely associated with P.T. Barnum, an American showman of the mid-19th century, although there is no evidence he in fact said it, the mere fact that these con-artists are still around today may give credence to the fact that people are careless and reckless and their relentless pursuit of instant riches and shortcut to success will always provide a market for these cons. There is however some amount of data and research that would provide safe and sound ideas on how to earn more money.
The book: “Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals” written by Tom Corley spent five years studying the daily activities of 233 wealthy people and 128 people living in poverty. I want to share some of his research discoveries:

• 70 percent of the wealthy eat less than 300 junk-food calories per day;
• 97 percent of poor people eat more than 300 junk-food calories per day.
• 23 percent of the wealthy gamble; 52 percent of poor people gamble.
• 76 percent of the wealthy exercise aerobically four days a week; 23 percent of the poor do this.
• 63 percent of the wealthy listen to audio books during the commute to work vs. five percent of poor people.
• 81 percent of the wealthy maintain to-do lists vs. 19 percent of the poor.
• 63 percent of wealthy parents make their children read two or more non-fiction books a month vs. three percent of the poor.
• 80 percent of the wealthy make “happy birthday” calls vs. 11 percent of the poor.
• 67 percent of the wealthy write down their goals vs. 17 percent of the poor.
• 88 percent of the wealthy read 30 minutes or more each day for education or career reasons vs. two percent of the poor.
• Six percent of the wealthy say what’s on their mind vs. 69 percent of the poor.
• 67 percent of the wealthy watch one hour or less of TV every day vs. 23 percent of the poor.
• Six percent of the wealthy watch reality TV vs. 78 percent of the poor.
• 44 percent of the wealthy wake up three hours before work starts vs. three percent of the poor.
• 74 percent of the wealthy teach good daily success habits to their children vs. one percent of the poor.
84 percent of the wealthy believe good habits create opportunity luck vs. four percent of the poor.
• 76 percent of wealthy believe that bad habits create detrimental luck vs. nine percent of the poor.
• 86 percent of the wealthy believe in lifelong educational self-improvement vs. five percent of the poor.
• 86 percent of the wealthy love to read vs. 26 percent of the poor.
Of course, this is subject to challenge considering the fact that the copyright year of this book was some eight years ago. However, notice the disparity between the rich and the poor in their habits and lifestyles? The wealthy lives a regimented lifestyle and would pursue discipline first before pleasure. The formula works all the time.
There is no shortcut to success. If only people will do due diligence and check the track records of authors, speakers and companies offering products, advices or tips on how to be rich in a quick way. Perhaps it will work for them but it certainly will not work for you.
Maybe the list would help and then again maybe others would not believe it and insist on a quicker way to attain riches and wealth. It’s a choice people have to make. But the funny thing is this. When I ask those who are rich and wealthy, they tend to believe the list… and I know why.

Read more at https://www.philstar.com/business/2018/05/05/1812152/habits-rich

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

YOU

Your presence gives hope to others.
Your smile is a pearl to others.
You acts and outlook inspire others....
so love and take care of yourself
for you are others' source of 
blessing, happiness, strength and
inspiration!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

IDENTITY

Knowing your IDENTITY is knowing who you truly are; not
because of all your accomplishments but because of who
God Says you are….

God says to name a few….

I am Child of God.
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12

I am a new creation in Christ.
This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a New person. The old life is gone; a New life has begun! 2 Cor. 5:17

I have been set free in Christ.
For freedom did Christ set us Free: stand fast therefore, and be not entangled again in a yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1

I am Forgiven.
He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and Forgave our sins. Ephesians 1:7

There are so many other verses that speak to who we really are because of the sacrifice He made for us on the cross.

When you really begin to understand the truth about what God says about you in your heart it is life changing!

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:14

Remember when you are putting yourself down, Read what God says about your IDENTITY, that should build you back up on a stronger foundation.

BT Benskin · Top Commenter · Certified Life, Personal and Grief Coach at Hope Focused Coaching

Friday, December 1, 2017

Timeless Tips

HEALTH 
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar. 
  • Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants
  • Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and Empathy. 
  • Make time to practice meditation, yoga, and prayer. 
  • Play more games.
  • Read more books than you did in 2008.
  • Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.
  • Sleep for 7 hours.
  • Take a 10-30 minutes walk every day. And while you walk, smile. 
PERSONALITY
  • Don't compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 
  • Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
  • Don't over do. Keep your limits.
  • Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 
  • Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
  • Dream more while you are awake.
  • Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 
  • Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner of his/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others. 
  • Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present. 
  • No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
  • Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
  • Smile and laugh more.
  • You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree. 
SOCIETY
  • Call your family often.
  • Each day give something good to others.
  • Forgive everyone for everything.
  • Spend time with people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6. 
  • Try to make at least three people smile each day.
  • What other people think of you is none of your business. 
  • Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
LIFE

  • Do the right thing!
  • Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
  • GOD heals everything.
  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 
  • The best is yet to come.
  • When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it. 
  • Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Seven Things I Did To Reboot My Life

 Wil Wheaton

About twenty years ago, I had a portable spa in the back yard of my first house. One day, the heater stopped working, so I called a repairman to come out and look at it. He told me that there would be an $85 charge no matter what, and I told him that was okay. When he got to my house, he opened up the access panel where the heater, pump, and filter lived. He looked inside, then looked back at me.
“Did you try pushing the reset button?” He asked.
“Um. No,” I said.
He pushed the reset button, and the heater came back to life.
“That’ll be $85,” he said. I paid him.
This post is about realizing that I was sitting in cold water, and not doing anything to turn the heater back on. This post is about how I hit the reset button.
I had this epiphany at the beginning of September: This thing that I’m doing? This series of choices I make every day? It isn’t working. I don’t like the way I feel, I don’t like the way I look, I don’t like the things I’m doing. Things need to change.
So I took a long, hard, serious look at myself, and concluded that some things needed to change.
  • Drink less beer.
  • Read more (and Reddit does not count as reading).
  • Write more.
  • Watch more movies.
  • Get better sleep.
  • Eat better food.
  • Exercise more.

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Top 10 Skills You Need at Work That Have Nothing to Do with Your Job


Hiring managers make the difficult decision of who the best candidate is for the job based not just on the specific job requirements but also basic “soft skills” every worker should have, like communication and teamwork. Here are the top 10 additional job skills everyone needs.

10. Writing Skills

If you’re not a writer or an editor, you might think your writing ability has nothing to do with your job. Yet 51% of employers say that communication skills (like writing) are a requirement for their employees. Mike Borozdin, a former Microsoft engineer and now senior director of engineering at DocuSign, advises all programmers to sharpen their writing skills. Without being able to communicate clearly or express yourself properly, you probably won’t get ahead at work. Writing is also especially important if you work remotely, since your emails, IMs, and other text-based messages will be your primary form of communication with your boss and co-workers. Improve your writing with these top 10 tips or take a look at this periodic table of figures of speech.

9. Verbal Communication Skills

This goes hand-in-hand with writing skills as part of the good communication requirement just about every employer has. Whether it’s making a clear point when you’re talking in a meeting, giving a presentation that doesn’t suck, or simply chatting it up at the office party, communicating better at work is one of your key roles. If you need to get your message across quickly, remember the BRIEF technique or review our top 10 ways to improve your communication skills.

8. Self-Confidence and Assertiveness

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Quote of the day

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
 
—Melody Beattie