Why are people poor?
1. They want something for nothing.
They want to be rich without work.
They gamble, engage in betting because they believe in luck.
They hope to hit a jackpot someday.
But hope without clarity and strategic action compounds their cycle of poverty. Continue reading
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Why are people poor?
People prefer you in poverty than in prosperity.
Years ago, I told my boss I wanted to write a book.
“What do you know about books?” he asked in derision.
I felt so much pain at his words.
Over 50 books later, I am still writing.
Keep your mouth shut.
Do the work.
Show your results. Continue reading
In Matthew 17:24-27, Jesus instructed Peter to go to the sea, cast a hook, take the very first fish that comes up, open its mouth and there would be money in its mouth for them to meet their financial obligations.
If you are going through a difficult financial situation, do stay with me and let us examine this passage of scripture together. I pray the Lord uses this article to give you some direction and clarity. Continue reading
Memoirs of a writer.
I scribbled something in my notebook, read it, shook my head and marked the page with an angry ‘X’. If I read the page later and still wasn’t impressed, it would end up in the waste paper basket.
“Good morning, Mr George.”
My writing table faced the window. Anybody who passed by in the compound could see me writing. However, I didn’t expect anybody to pass by that early except of course the owner of the house who had a mini-warehouse at the back of the building. She stopped in front of my window and looked at what I was doing.
“Good morning,” I replied cautiously, expecting her to move on and leave me alone with my thoughts.
“Why are you at home and not at work?” she inquired.
I wondered why she was asking. She had never been interested in what I did for a living as long as I paid my rent.
“I am a writer. This is my work.”
Technically, I wasn’t a writer because until then I had not written or published anything for public consumption.
“Ha,ha,ha!” She laughed with derision and looked at me with pity.
“You are a writer? You better get a job like everyone else instead of deceiving yourself that this is a job. Is this how you plan to feed your family?” She walked away, still talking to herself and shaking her head. “He says he is a writer. Wonders will never end.” Continue reading
The Law Of Consistency.
This post is a chapter taken from my book: Success Mastery.
There is power in being consistent at what you do. There is power in turning your focus on one thing and pouring your very soul into it. All through this book, I have talked about consistency in different ways.
To be consistent at what you do is to stay with it until it starts producing results for you. To be consistent is to shut your eyes to other more attractive offers and do that one thing you set your mind on.
The reason why 20% of the population own over 80% of the wealth is because few people have developed the skill of consistency. Few people have mastered the art of sticking with one thing and doing it extremely well. Few people have learned to forgo the very attractive lure of the inconsequential or the quotidian and stick to what is vital.
Download and enjoy Chapter 1 of Praise’s new book: The Gift of Work
Aliya stirred. The morning sun slipped in through the window blinds and caressed her face. She opened her eyes, rolled over and muttered a prayer. The smell of flowers wafted into the room. She pressed a button and the voice of Asha serenaded the day. ‘Ojumo ti mo…’ she sang along in the shower.
She had a good reason to sing. She had a great job, did work she loved and was adequately rewarded for it. She slipped on her black pumps, adjusted her skirt in the mirror, applied some lipstick, smiled at her reflection, put some essentials in her bag, picked up her phone and keys and headed for the door. In her haste she knocked over a picture. ‘Sorry darling,’ she picked it up, kissed the smiling
face of her fiancé and placed it gently on the dressing table. ‘Let’s do this!’ she said with passion and shut the door behind her.
(Excerpted from The Gift of Work by Praise George)