DON’T IN YOUR IGNORANCE KILL YOUR BENEFACTOR.

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There was an aged artist who lived in a small village. The man used to design beautiful artistic works to be sold at an attractive price

One day, a poor man among the villagers challenged the old man saying: You earn a lot of money from your handiwork but why don’t you assist indigent people in the village?

Cant you see the butcher who is not as rich as you are, but still shares free meat to the destitute people in the village.
Also, look at the village baker, a poor man with a large family, yet he gives the poor people free loaves of bread.

The artist did not respond angrily to the challenges, rather just smiled .

The poor man was so confused about the reaction of the artist so he left him and went out spreading rumors that the artist was so rich, but he was a stingy person who only accumulated wealth and refused to help less privileged. The entire villagers took vengeance, they broke away from the old artist man and they all forsook him.

In a mean time, the aged artist was sick but nobody among the villagers cared to visit him, therefore he died a lonely man.

The days passed by, the villagers observed that the butcher stopped free distribution of meat and the baker could not give the destitute people free loaves of bread any more, despite their continuous trooping to the bakery and their hope to have something to eat.

When both (the butcher and the baker) were asked the reason behind the sudden cut off of the welfare to the villagers, they said that: ” the elderly artist who used to donate a large sum of money every month to share free meat and loaves of bread to the poor people in the village has died, so the welfare has to stop.”

Actually, many people may have wrong impression about you while others may have different opinions, none of them could benefit nor harm your good intention.

Therefore, don’t pass judgment on any one based on his physical appearance. There are things about his personal life, if you were privileged to know, your judgement would surely be different.

For example, a man died at nightspot/ dance hall.

The other person died in the mosque/Church.

The first person entered the dance hall with intention to preach to them (against indecency)

The second person entered the mosque/Church to steal money or bags.

For this reason, you and I can not decide who enters heaven nor who enters hell-fire. Fear God in privacy and fear God in the open. Human physical appearance is a deception, therefore, forgive, pardon and ignore people’s iniquities. Pray for God’s guidance on erring people. Be good to everybody, don’t cut off your relationship with a person who does not please you. Establish unity and harmony with people, God will love you and people will love you too. The Lord Who created the souls, knows what the souls conceals.

I found this story very insightful and I think I should share

REASONS WHY WE SHOULD CONSTANTLY READ BOOKS

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I saw this few reasons on way to read book and I will love to share with you.

REASONS WHY WE SHOULD CONSTANTLY READ BOOKS

  1. Books help you to feel more confident.
  2. Books help you to travel around the world in the cheapest way.

  3. Books develop your personality.

  4. Books provide food for thought.

  5. Books make you laugh and think.

  6. Books draw you towards perfection.

  7. Books stimulate creativity.

  8. Books bring out writing talent.

  9. Books help you in communicating.

  10. Books clear your vision.

  11. Books satisfy your curiosity.

  12. Books help you make better choices.

  13. Books help you build literary talent.

  14. Books do not require any special device to teach.

  15. Books increase your attention span.

  16. Books are fruitful pastime.

  17. Books can be used anytime, anywhere.

  18. Books provide entertainment, when others fail.

  19. Books make you powerful.

  20. Books help you know the ‘Whys’ and ‘Hows’ of everything.

  21. Books help you to create and spread fun.

  22. Books help you travel across time intelligently.

  23. Books keep you updated with facts and figures.

  24. Books spread love, affection and knowledge.

  25. Books make the best of friends.

  26. Books take you to intellectual environment.

  27. Books help you feel the world around you.

  28. Books entertain your mind.

  29. Books broaden your horizon.

  30. Books bring Nature to your doorstep.

  31. Books bring about a ‘personality change’.

  32. Books increase comprehension.

  33. Books do not require company.

  34. Books are stress-busters.

  35. Books develop a sense of belonging to people around you.

  36. Books provide mental and physical relaxation.

  37. Books act as a communication tool.

  38. Books are intellectually satisfying activity.

  39. Books provide spiritual experience.

  40. Books provide emotional strength.

  41. Books build your self-esteem.

  42. Books help and encourage your imagination to soar.

  43. Books make you smarter and wiser.

  44. Books help you grow.

  45. Books take you to a ‘world of dreams’.

  46. Books can change your life and vision.

  47. Books help you in achieving ‘life goals’.

  48. Books develop wonderful experience.

  49. Books transform lives.

  50. Books inspire, books motivate, books build nations.

We challenge you to start reading books and not just storing them!

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IF YOU WANT TO BE RICH, DON’T GO TO SCHOOL. READ THIS ARTICLE INSTEAD…

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I saw this on the facebook timeline of a beloved friend and a brother who’s facebook page is full of inspiration and motivational. Chukwuemeka Michael Eze

IF YOU WANT TO BE RICH, DON’T GO TO SCHOOL. READ THIS ARTICLE INSTEAD…

The school does not teach people how to be rich. they only teach you how to work for others and earn wages. they make you into a banker, doctor, engineer, teacher and all those beautiful names such as you have as well.

And everyone who goes through the school system ends up working for the rich who own the establishments and corporations. most of them aren’t as educated. they have however, mastered the art of hiring the most educated and best professionals to work for them.

Does all aircraft owners know how to fly an aircraft? no! but they know how to hire the best of pilots who have been prepared by the school system to serve the rich, and get paid for their services. But the airline or aircraft owners make billions of dollars in profit from the hard work of the pilots and other employees they have to pay a few thousand dollars in wages, and salaries and one month of paid leave. hahahaha….

Was this why Robert Kiyosaki the author of the book “Rich dad, poor dad” wrote a book which he titled: “if you want to be rich, don’t go to school”?
He wasn’t telling people not to get educated, he was in essence stressing emphatically that the school is not a place to learn how to become rich.

What then makes people rich?
for me, I will say it is the ability to solve problems that makes people rich.
Money is a reward for problems solved or value created. Let’s say you have to get home from work, or you need to move from point A to Point B, you will sure look for a means to get to your destination.

Be it by bus, taxi, Uber or buying a Mercedes Benz Car. whoever solves this need, you will have to pay a commensurate value of money for services rendered, same applies for products sold to satisfy a need. likewise, if you have to help others solve their problems, you will get a monetary value in return which over time, accumulates into wealth.

Be it as it may, you do not get rich because you went to school, or because you speak eloquently, or can make good grammatical construction. No!
you get rich because you are able to solve problems by creating value.

Everyone has needs (problems) as well as monies allocated to solve these problems. (remember how you allocate your next salary even before pay day?)
yes that’s what I’m talking about.

Thus, whoever provides solutions for those needs receives all the monies allocated to solving those needs as an exchange or reward for products offered and services rendered.

Finally, you may want to think about a way to create value and solve problems in your society. it could be about food shortage, water supply, health, fashion, communication, entertainment, education, beauty, and the list is endless.

When you have identified a problem or need which you have a passion for, you must proceed to getting sufficient knowledge about solving it. this may be some hard work or cost you some weeks

rch that ought to be made. but when you are done and able to lunch your solution into the society, people will reward you for your time and hard-work by paying for the value you have created.

This is the sure path to becoming rich. it is by creating value and solving problems.

——–Chukwuemeka Michael Eze

Note: the above article does not intend in anyway to discourage people from having a job or going to school. It is for the very few who has questions on how to be rich.

A Beautiful Way OF Looking at Things.

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A Father was reading a magazine and his little daughter every now and then distracted him. To keep her busy, he tore one page on which was printed the map of the world. He tore it into pieces and asked her to go to her room and put them together to make the map again.

He was sure she would take the whole day to get it done. But the little one came back within minutes with perfect map……When he asked how she could do it so quickly, she said, “Oh…. Dad, there is a man’s face on the other side of the paper….. I made the face perfect to get the map right.” She ran outside to play leaving the father surprised.

MORAL OF THE STORY: There is always the other side to whatever you experience in this world. Whenever we come across a challenge or a puzzling situation, look at the other side…. You will be surprised to see an easy way to tackle the problem.

PORTUGAL VICTORY: 10 BUSINESS LESSONS

PORTUGAL VICTORY: 10 BUSINESS LESSONS
1. Portugal is not a one-man team
Lesson: Let people hold an opinion of you. You know what and who you are and what you can do under immense pressure. All you need is an opportunity to show it.
2. Ronaldo made France better.
Lesson: Don’t eliminate your “best” competitor. Your competitor keeps you on your toes. If your competition is weak, good will be your better and better will be your best.
3. Portugal’s attack was blunted, but they did not concede a goal.
Lesson: It is not how much money you make; it is how much is saved. If you are not making money, don’t lose money.
4. 85% of the spectators cheered France.
Lesson: Crowd support is overrated. You are your greatest and best cheerleader.
5. Portugal held the ball in their half and made quick passes in France’s half
Lesson: Victory/success is planned. A team hardly happens on success.
6. The odds were against Portugal
Lesson: Don’t pay attention to the media and bookmakers. Give yourself a chance.
7. Despite his injury, Ronaldo “played” on the sidelines.
Lesson: Sometimes, inconvenience is secondary consideration. When you smell blood, do the overkill – with just one painful thrust.
8. France was arguably better than Portugal on the night.
Lesson: You are better than you think. You don’t have to be an Einstein to succeed. Determination could be everything.
9. Portugal made a celebration T-shirt before the game started.
Lesson: Believe success is possible. Plan your celebration dance.
10. Portugal did not play with Ronaldo
You don’t always need a star to be successful. Give your team members responsibility. #copied☝🏾

Thought Of The Day

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. ~Samuel Butler You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla. ~Congolese