Be mindful

Mindfulness is defined as the fundamental human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.

Highlight; Fully Present, Awareness, Not Reactive or Overwhelmed.

At glance this is a simple practice and it comes naturally to every individuals.

The question is how often does it come naturally,?

I don’t know the answer but I know that our millennial is more distracted from the present moment than ever. We are the victims of this age technology.

But it is not over with us we can set aside some time to be intentionally mindful.

From the following practices of being mindful, you can tell that even a layman can be mindful.

Practice

1. Know what mindfulness is and isn’t.
– be an unbiasobserver.

2. Set aside some time.
– begin now.

3. Observe the present moment as it is.
– don’t be judgemental

4. Release expectations.
– Drop your agenda and let things be.

5. Keep it simple.
– A key is to keep it constant.

Let go of beliefs that no longer serve you.

successful man is the one whose trust or confidence is in the right place or right person or thing. This is a blessed man whose trust is in the Lord (right person).

Beliefs can either lead you to success or limit your success.

Limiting beliefs are those beliefs that limit your success,” Are beliefs you most likely formed as a child from your parents or society and they have been holding you back your entire life,” Madelyn Moon ( Author, podcast host, retreat leader and transformational life coach) elaborate.

The challenge we have, is to scrutinize the beliefs we formed while growing up from our parents, past experiences and society, are they serving us or they act against us?.

Take a look at how Divan Vermaak (Chief Ranger Tala Game Reseve) who changed from the belief of being a hunter to be a conservationist.

He studied to be a professional hunter since he was 10 years old “as young boy I was dragged along within small world with my father telling me , you have to hunt , you have to hunt this is what we do this is what the family does and then as I grew up, I started to use my own mind I realized that the killing part is not for me, looking at the animals, appreciating the animals meant more to me, I decided to go to conservation and slowly but surely I got my whole family involve and I turned all of them into conservationists rather than hunters”.

No man is Self-Made or Self-billioner

Today there is this misleading tendency of people who claim to be self-made woman or man, self- made billionaire or self made this or that.. this is not a reality. We need one another in order to be successful in life. 

Most often those who claim to be self-made billionaire in reality they have mentors.

Finding a success mentor in life is one of the least painful ways to become rich,” says Corley. “It can put you on the fast track to success.” According to Corey , There are five types of success mentors:

  • Parents. Parenting is very important when it comes to being a successful person. Parents are your first mentors. If they teach children good daily success habits, they’ll struggle less in life.
  • Teachers. Teachers can reinforce the mentoring children receive at home from their parents, or step in to provide the success mentoring absent at home.
  • Career Mentors. Finding a mentor at work you admire, trust, and respect can lead to success in life. Choose someone at least two levels above your rank.
  • Book Mentors. Mentors don’t have to be real relationships. Sometimes the best source are found in books, particularly books about successful people.
  • Yourself. Also called “the school of hard knocks,” you can mentor yourself by learning from your own mistakes. “This is the hard path to success, because those mistakes and failures carry significant costs in both time and money,” says Corley. “But this is also the most powerful type of mentoring you can get, because the lessons you learn are infused with intense emotion and never forgotten.”

June 16 1976 The greatest shift in South Africa.

To me it mark the greatest shift from what was failing us to where we are today.

The youth was no longer willing to settle for less than they deserve. Whatever was happening was against their development and freedom.
With this in mind we can also observe what is against our personal development as individuals and begin to mobilize whatever strategies we can in order to impact our lives with the greatest shift.

As the youth of 1976 intended to march peacefully to demonstrate their dissatisfaction to government.

For Personal development you can do likewise to whatever is failing you by reflecting on the following:

What old ways are you leaving behind?
– The ways that are against your personal development and the ways that are non value adding to your life.

What changes are you embracing?
– what matters is where you are changing to.
Ask yourself a question if what you are
Changing to can mark the greatest shift in your life when you have to look back your past.

How are you inspiring others?
– For inspiring others you can focus on:
– Building relationships.
– Leaving ego behind.
– lifting​ others up.

Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable..Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.”

Benefit with your online influence as an influencer.

An influencer by the way is a person who affect someone or something consciously or unconsciously in an important way. For the sake of clarity on what I am talking about, I have to define it as an internet user who affect the online media consciously or unconsciously in an important way.
The internet user might be seeking attention, delivering a message or socializing Via; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or blogging, just to mention the few. You know where you are making an impact.

If you didn’t know, well now you know and you may benefit a large portion from today’s marketers because 86% of them today use influencers to boost their marketing strategies. Association of National Advertiser (ANA) is expecting this to be the fastest growing brand activation channels through 2020.

A survey from the report of ” The value of the influencers content 2017″ Asked the markters why they chose to work with influencers for content creation, 73% of the respondents said it is because of relevance to their target audience; 72% use the tactic for the influencer’ authenticity and trusted voice; and 60% use influencer marketing to spark audience engagement. 

The question you should be asking yourself now is how you can benefit because you are already an influencer, you don’t have to be a notable person or a public figure. It just have to be you and your audience. 

In attempt to answer this question I will first tell you what I did because I am already benefiting a portion even though it not large yet.First of all I respected and utilized my email address. 

Google is try so hard to make everyone who own smartphone to also own an email address, this is happening however not everyone utilize email address moreover many people don’t repect email addresses.

They forget about them in a week after buying a smartphone or registration of an email for google store to be able to upload applications in their phones. Some people they limit the usefulness of email addresses​ only in seeking employment. Email address is your tool as an influencer. Respect and utilize it.

This is what I did, I opened a blog on WordPress com and began to write. I approached payU2blog.com com to register my blog as a freelancer, I also registered my Twitter and Facebook account.

Now I am given an assignments for every month, I am not paid much but I have used that money to pay for my WordPress Blog. I am running a paid blog now. With a paid blog that is continuously fed with valuable content, I hope for breakthrough.

Cut the pattern from what I did and improve as an influencer. If you need basic help to start I am here to move forward with you.

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