Monday

THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR FAILURE... HAVE THE WILL TO WIN

December 11, 2017 0
 

I’m writing this post as a tribute to a good friend, Late Michael Nandul Vongdip. A great friend and a man who thought there is no excuse for failure.

Michael had a will to win. When life pulls him down he gets up again. He faced his challenges headson without fea
r. He had big dreams which he believed he would achieve. But the cruel hands of death took him away before he could reap the fruits of his labour.


No matter how bad things get you can turn around and start again while you still have life.

The fact that you made a mistake is not a reason to stay there. Try again.

If you fail the first time you are not a failure, you are only a learner.

You might not know the value of time until you look at the events happening every second. Babies are born, people die, and marriages take place, happy moments, and sad ones too. It is a continuous wheel of never-ending activities called life.

Time waits for no man. If you have a dream, begin to live it. Conditions mustn't be perfect before you begin. Start! Just do it!

I happen to see a spider spin its web on a certain evening and I loved the sight of it. I watched as the spider strategically made long strands of line here and there and mechanically connected line upon line of webs to form a fascinating construction. It was beautiful.

And then the magnificent construction was destroyed. But what did the spider do? By the next evening, the spider had built it again. Of course, it needs to survive.

What can we learn from this story? Life is like this spider spinning its web. You must keep spinning, starting all over to win if you want to survive. If a small spider can have it in its instinct to survive by not giving up on life, why can’t a human with all his brain power have that will to win?

Every day, we go out doing what we can to survive life’s coming challenges and build magnificent lives. Things work out and things will go bad sometimes too. But we build again.

Businesses fail, and they build again. Relationships go bad, and it can be built up again. Success is an intentional activity.

The one who quits building up again is the one who fails. The one who gets up to try again is the one who at last succeeds.

What makes life interesting is the daily challenges we overcome.

I did today and succeeded in what I tried many times yesterday and I failed. I did it today again and I succeeded what I tried yesterday and was told it was impossible. I did it today and this time I got it right.

I got no excuse for failure. I have the will to win.




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EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE - Key To Professional Success

November 13, 2017 0


Key to Success



Everything has a price of an effort. That which you want to do, have, and become has a price of an effort. 

That which you want to see accomplished most often than not will not appear on you doorstep by itself.

The man (or woman) who can raise his hand to say I will do it or is willing to go the extra mile is the man who everyone is looking for. That man that will despite all odds says I CAN. Such a man is who we all seek to be and seek to meet in all relationships in life. 

Tuesday

Try Being an Entrepreneur vs Being Stuck as a Wantrepreneur

October 24, 2017 0


I learnt a new word called wantrepreneur which I added to my vocabulary. 

It's not a conventional word you'll find in the dictionary but I saw it mentioned by someone on LinkedIn. I did a little digging to know what it means.

Simply put, a wantreprenuer is a person who wants to do something creative and profit by it but never gets to do it.

Wantreprenuer is a wannabe Entrepreneur.

They are very good procrastinators.

WHEN THE ACCIDENTAL WORKER MEETS THE PAID PROFESSIONAL by Ndam Ponzing

October 10, 2017 1

Hey, I am the accidental worker and I heard you were The Paid Professional.

I should say "nice to meet you" but our paths cross too often without you realizing it, and sometimes you are too stuck up to notice.

PS, raise your head a bit when you are rushing to the office every morning and ask, "Do I want to do this stuff for the rest of my life?"

Oh, is that how you're going to be? Feeling all high and mighty because you are a professional? You think you are better than me, don't you?

Guess what, buddy, I have news for you, the law considers everyone who has done a particular job over a period of time with or without formal education as a professional and competent enough to give expert evidence.
Don't believe me? Ask your lawyer.

The curse of professionalism is a daunting one.
You are stuck doing one thing for the rest of your life, doesn't it get monotonous? Well, you are a professional after all, I am sure you are taught how to handle the boring parts.

Please say you are not, so I can have some semblance of happiness. Don't mind me, I have evil tendencies.

Oh, don't feel bad. An accidental worker is usually a person who gets stuck doing stuff for the money. Bouncing from one paycheck to paycheck, doing things to satisfy nothing but wallets and drinking addictions. I didn't say that Jess Churchill did.

Hey! We have something in common, you get paid for doing stuff, I get paid for doing stuff.

A monkey at a circus may also be considered highly trained, and surprise it also gets paid for doing stuff. Yay, that's disheartening; so all I am saying is, money is not the sole determinant of being a professional.

And repeating stuff every day makes you a monotonous professional, highly trained monkey.

That made you feel bad, didn't it? You didn't spend 5 or 7 years in the University for an unemployed guy to keep telling you stuff like this.

I apologize, I really do. Sometimes the words just spout off my keypad, blame that choice in the middle of the screen. It suggested "monkey", I wanted to type person, but "monkey" came up.

Anyways, it's imperative to understand that there is nothing wrong with being a worker, accidental or professional.

The only crime is when we assume that our paycheck distinguishes us from Accidental worker to Paid Professional.

While expertise and experience are central, our real jobs on earth are not just to live paycheck to paycheck, the good Lord made the world vast for a reason, travel it.

Be happy with whatever you are doing, don't allow the negative thoughts get to you.

Find peace, create value that gives happiness and fulfilment, find that core that controls you.

And for the love of God please don't be a stuck up, 2-bit paper pusher.

"Work the grand angel of labour which moulds the mind of man, steadies his hands, controls his brain, purines his passion, and strengthen his whole mental and physical being."

If you think sitting down and praying to the God of heaven to open windows upon your life, you would be sitting for a long time. "He who does not work does not deserve food".

If you think you are handicapped and deserve alms, well that's what you think, who am I to change your mindset?

As you face your days, accidental professional worker, with the sun behind your back and wind in your nostrils, go the extra mile for the greater good of mankind.

Peace..



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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PRODUCTIVITY IN YOUR PROFESSION

October 03, 2017 0



To increase productivity in your profession there are certain actions you can take to make improvements come quickly. Among the methods to use to increase your productivity is going to be discussed below. 

Improve on your Personal Effectiveness- I am a fan of the ‘we become what we think about’ mantra. Knowing that you become what you think about leads me to the point that your thoughts must be in line with the kind of person you want to become.

Monday

YOUR ONE CHANCE TO CREATE A GOOD FIRST IMPRESSION

September 25, 2017 0




SMILE 

In the Paid Professional Blog today we will talk about the value of your SMILE.

Do you carry your smile with you everywhere you go? If you do, great, if you don’t you are missing out on something valuable.

Do you greet everyone you meet with this free gift on the face? If you don’t you need to start now. You want to know why? Just keep reading. 

A man with a smile on his face is seen as more competent than a man with a frown on his face. An easy way to create a first impression is by the quality of the smile you put on your face.

 In Dale Carnegie's book "How to Win Friends and Influence People", in the section on

Friday

ARE YOU DOING YOUR PROFESSIONAL WORK ALONE?

September 15, 2017 0


 Many times in life you feel as if you are alone and it causes you to struggle to make ends meet. You struggle with yourselves. You tend to forget that no one is an island. You all need each other. You are all made to be a blessing to others and others equally are a source of blessing to you when you reach out to them. In the journey of fulfilling your professional task, you need other professionals because you cannot do your professional work alone.

You need others to succeed as much as they need you. Top businessmen know this, which is why they value the essence of networking and teamwork. A business's greatest asset

Tuesday

THE BEST ADVICE I RECEIVED WHILE PURSUING MY PROFESSIONAL GOALS

September 12, 2017 0

It is commonly said there is no place like home. It is a place of security, comfort, relaxation, and pleasure. And then it is equally commonly said that we should learn to leave our comfort zone. It is all good advice but a point in time you must do one or the other.

The place we want to be is in the present. That moment in time when you are aware of reality and you need to make a decision. More importantly than being in a place is being in the present, that is there is no better time than now.

A lot of you have programmed your mind to the expectation that your success is tied to a certain place or location. Two people can be in the same location and one gets

Wednesday

THE INEVITABLE DILEMMA OF AN UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL

August 30, 2017 0

Life is full of its ups and downs. That's what makes life interesting.

In the Paid Professional blog today we will talk about a situation that faces many today. It is that stage of development when you are striving for perfection in your career. This inevitable dilemma faced by many always shows up and it is your power of choice that sees you through it.

Do you know what happens at that moment when you feel like giving up when you feel confused and don't know what to do? That moment in your professional career where it seems to be so confusing and you don't know if growth is taking place.

It is a common trend in every person who is learning a new skill or taking up a new professional career or is trying to advance in life. At that moment in your career, it seems as if you are on a plateau. You are at a crossroads of decision making. But you need not give up. It is a period of great change. That period of negative vibe is called

24 SKILLS YOU SHOULD EXHIBIT IN YOUR PROFESSIONAL CAREER THIS YEAR

August 23, 2017 0

Below is a combination of skills relevant today in your professional career. They are 24 skills needed to stand you out in your professional work place.
 These 24 skills also represent 24 hours of the day in which you can apply these skills to be productive.

Monday

WHAT YOUR PROFESSION IS AS A BUSINESS

August 21, 2017 0

At what point do you separate your professional work from your business?
There is no such point.
Your profession is your business.

It is common to hear when a person is asked the question "what do you do?" and that person says "I'm into business", the next question people ask is, "what do you sell?"

Thursday

WHY WE NEED MORE PROFESSIONALS IN LEADERSHIP

August 10, 2017 2
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Leaders are people who are disciplined. Leaders are people who have the ability to lead them-self before they can lead others. That is why leaders have a high level of self-control, willpower, and mastery. The path to professionalism is a path to leadership. You hardly find a professional who is not a leader in his field.

Leaders are needed everyday. This is because they are the ones responsible for promoting the wheel of change. They stimulate change and progress.

Monday

THE ONE SIMPLE RULE TO ACHIEVING YOUR PROFESSIONAL GOALS

August 07, 2017 0




START WHERE YOU ARE

Today on the paid professionals blog we will talk about the one simple idea to start achieving your professional goals. What is your big idea and why have you not started achieving it? What might be stopping you from achieving your professional goals?

Friday

THE ONE THING NOBODY TELLS YOU ABOUT LOYALTY

July 07, 2017 0

Loyalty comes with its price and rewards. It is a big issue when loyalty is lost because it is difficult to regain. A close word to loyalty is trust. They are like twin brothers. You gain trust by being loyal. Who you are loyal too trusts you.