Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Success Books: Books That Will Change Your Life

Here is a list of the top 5 books I would recommend you to read if you want change in your life.

Go to the library or buy them and invest in your personal growth and development.

Keep in mind that there is a difference between knowing and doing, the latter will bring in wealth in all areas of your life.
  1. Think and Grow Rich By Napoleon Hill

  2. The Richest Man In Babylon By George S. Classon

  3. The Science Of Getting Rich By Wallace D. Wattles

  4. Conversations With God By Neale Donald Walsch

  5. Rich Dad, Poor Dad By Robert T. Kiyosaki

- Tshoaele

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Imagine Yourself Successful

Imagine Yourself Successful.

Always picture yourself successful.

Visualize the person you desire to become.

Set aside time each day to be alone and undisturbed.

Get comfortable and relax.

Close your eyes and concentrate on your desires and goals.

See yourself in this new environment, capable and self-confident.

Reflect On Your Past Successes.

Every success, be it large or small, is proof that you are capable of achieving more success.

Celebrate each success.

You can recall it when you begin to lose faith in yourself.

Set Definite Goals.

Have a clear direction of where you want to go.

Be aware when you begin to deviate from these goals and take immediate action.

Respond Positively To Life.

Develop a positive self-image.

Your image, your reactions to life and your life and your decisions are completely within your control.

I was advised to read and read again this "bible" of mine and now I see why, it's as if new concepts are being introduced to me.

The statement: there is a difference between knowing something, and doing something comes to mind.

The above exercises was extracted directly from Napoleon Hill's Think And Grow Rich (

- Tshoaele

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Poetry That Is Rich

No, this poem was not written by me, but contains "truth."

I bargained with Life for a penny
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store.

For Life is just an employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have willingly paid.

- Tshoaele

Monday, December 22, 2008

Steps To Realising Your Dreams

I come across this and thought I should share:

"Only 3% of the people commit Dreams & Goals to Paper.

A major university followed a group of graduates for 20 years who had done it.

This is what they learned: The participants had realised 97% of the things written down,"

So what are you waiting for again?

- Tshoaele

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What Were We Born To Do

Below is a quotation not of my creation, but a powerful quotation at that.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.

Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.

We ask ourselves: Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?

We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same”.

- Tshoaele

Sunday, December 14, 2008

I Must Have The Ability To Be "Money Conscious"

You know I realized after having posted Think And Grow Rich: Desire that I tend to, after I have finished reading a self development book, not use the practical steps detailed within the book, in this case Napoleon Hill’s Think and Grow Rich, to better my life.

It completely defeats the purpose behind the purchase of the book, I might as well have taken the money and invested the money instead or something.

I was a bit angry at myself for being a walking contradiction.

Then after pulling myself together, realizing that progress is not being made by me beating myself up, I began looking out as to why was I being so "counter production."

'Why do I do that?'

'How can I change this?'

That's when I heard this guy on TV tell some teenager, who was doubting himself, that he mustn't fuss over the enormity of the task.

What he must look at is: What is the first thing that he must do?

After that is complete, he must look at the next step, and the next step after that. Up until the task/project is complete.

It's the first step, then I take another one, then step at a time, one day at a time.

I mean by starting with the goal in mind and taking life as it comes one step at a time, surely I will overcome the chains of procrastination and achieve whatever desire I lay in front of me?

That's when I heard myself say: Any body can be giving directions to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but most never reach it because they either don't believe such a pot exists or the don't believe they are worthy of such wealth.

I don't (didn’t) believe in myself.

There is a psychology, I believe, when it comes to acquiring wealth.

A psychology, if cut up and analyzes vigorously, could open up the floodgates of wealth; allowing me to live the lifestyle I wish to live or, through not applying the inspired principles, keep me (mentally) poor.

I can go back and blame friends, church, family, colleagues or even people who I look up to for guidance and advice for telling me stuff life:

1. "Wanting is sinful, and that I should just be grateful for what I have,"
2. or "Money/the love of money is the root of all evil,"
3. or my all time favourite "...we can only dream neh?"

You know when you grew up, unconsciously, surrounding yourself with "limited thinkers,” and then being introduced to a world where unlimited abundance can be a way of life...well the thought is scary at first and I used to reject it as being too good to be true.

I (used to) fear the next level, it (used to) will therefore elude me.

Instead of looking at my past success I under rate myself making it almost impossible for me to succeed.

I guess that's where faith steps in the picture...

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele, All rights reserved

Friday, December 12, 2008

Think and Grow Rich: Desire

I'm going through Think and Grow Rich again and step 2, which gets mentioned again in step 4, is so vague to me that I thought maybe writing it out might help me "get" it.

With that said here is and extract from Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill - The revised and expanded by Arthur R. Pell version:

"The method by which desire for riches can be transmuted into financial equivalent consists of six definite, practical steps:

1. Fix in your mind the exact amount of money you desire. It is not sufficient to merely say, 'I want plenty of money.' Be definite as to the amount. (There is a psychological reason for definiteness which will be described in a subsequent chapter).

2. Determine exactly what you intend to give in return for the money you desire. (There is no such reality as 'something for nothing.')

3. Establish a definite date when you intend to possess the money you desire.

4. Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire, and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action.

5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the amount of money you intend to acquire. Name the time limit for its acquisition. State what you intend to give in return for the money, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to accumulate it.

6. Read your written statement aloud, twice daily, once just before retiring at night, and once after rising in the morning. AS YOU READ, SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY IN POSSESSION OF THE MONEY."

[affiliate link] Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele. All rights reserved.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rich Dad...and Then Some!

"A person is limited only to his or her reality of what is possible financially.

Nothing changes until that person's reality changes.

And a person's financial reality will not change until he or she is willing to go beyond the fears and doubts of his or her own self-imposed limits."

A quote by "Rich Dad" taken from Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad's Guide to Investing: What the Rich Invest in, That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not!

(c) Musawenkosi Tshoaele, All rights reserved.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Philippians 4:5-9

"Show a gentle attitude towards everyone. The Lord is coming soon.

Don't worry about anything. But in all your prayers ask God for what you need, always asking with a thankful heart.

And God's peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.

In conclusion, my brothers and sisters, fill your mind with those things that are good and that deserve praise; things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and honorable.

Put into practice what you've learnt and received from me, both from my words and from my actions.

And the God who gives us will be with you."

- Musawenkosi Tshoaele

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A Message To A Grieving Heart

He said something about "the spirit having become so full it needs to express itself outside the limits of the body.

It thus leaves it, the body that is." made me think.

We went to go send our condolences to the fam' today [3 December].

"We" being me and the colleagues at work.

Needed to express my grief in words wrapped with love.

In between hymns I let my mind go blank and cleared my mind of all doubt and insecurities so that God can work through me so to deliver a message I guess.

It went something about how that which the late has contributed in our lives we must cultivate and grow so to give to the next person.

In the name of love, because allowing the anger of how he died will result in promoting such fears which will in turn result in those fears returning back to the sender.

A situation that is not advisable during such times of grief.

So we must let our heart soften so to generate all the support, the hope, the compassion, the hope that love sponsors.

Think I needed to tell the family that.

I feel good now.

In order to move on, I had to let go.

'Cause the longer I hold on, the more it's gonna hurt because what you resist, persists.

Monday, December 1, 2008

In Loving Memory Of Thabang Mashamaite

Thabang Mashaimate: Bad Ass Personified.

Boy I know it's typical of me to write shit like this only to celebrate you only after you passed on away ngezi 29 zaka November 2008.

Mara grend grend I am doing this not only in remembrance of wena [through de nepe le lebitso la hau] mara I need to do this to get this hurting out of my heart.

This thing eyoku khala over wena ngoba ngiya cava kuthi njengoba ngibangena es'panini anyeke ngiku bone...hai FUCK boy AZIKHIPHI!!

Yaz' ngithi amajita wase Tembisa ayangi shaya mapathi bodile ngabuyela ekasi ngizo phanda igazolo ezong' beka kwesakho.

Ende ngafika...yabona uma ungena endaweni and you don't even have to ask bra...cause you can feel it?

That sense of loss...that sense of "no more" hai, fuck joe it was then without question.

The shock of it all...

Ngoba Thursday besi khuthazana, si tsuna lama simba awes'pani kule department lena engana future next thing Fringas awu featuri Saturday nanku bathi awu sekho.

Jampas, same dag, ngapushaya ngapushaya lapho ngithi ngilokha khona ngahlanza.

Izolo uma ngivuka beku sasenjalo.

Yaz' iwaar has a tendency of sticking to it's guns, not even a budge.

Like I could shake it off.

Shake off having met you 2006 sisa span' ejozi.

Ngaku biza uMr. T [a name that stuck with you ever since]... dai tyd bewu salungisela ukuthi thola uNudity from Nudity wathi Beemer, ngacgwala wena!!

Sabangena eAlberton still the same Thabang, but with the lovely emails -wink wink- you sent my way I would say you "improved a little."

Mara wena uyinja chief.

Ende uk'khala kwam' anyeke ngiku cdine lana.

And with your passing there is something I must take with and forever hold it in my heart.

And maybe as soon as I get used to this fresh wound you have left, after having being ripped out of life only to converted to but a memory, I will see what you have taught me.

My condolences to all who know you, especially those that love you.

I won't forgot you, and that for me makes you Immortal.

The post above was written as a form of "releasing" I mention this so to apologise for not writing it in a universal language as opposed to the township slang I "boomed" my blog with.

Letter To A Friend - III Edition

Dearest Friend,

{I trust and pray you have received my first letter in which I prayed for change in your life.

Followed by another which was a remembrance of my love for you.

Just to continue to display God's persistent love for you through me, I write to you yet again.}

The world you are experiencing is but a world of your own design. 

A design that can be easily redesigned through being grateful of what you have and of what you are going to have. 

And it is due to this ability of choosing and changing what you what life to mean, making highly impossible to find yourself “stuck” in any one environment. 

Mind you, an environment of your own creation, just like the feeling of incarceration associated with it.

I believe freedom should begin first in the mind, and for it to spread through your entire body you have to show appreciation for having thought that thought of freedom until that thought becomes a dominant thought. 

It is from this very act that your sense of freedom will overflow within, and expand and multiply without. 

You have to feel free in order to experience freedom, and for you to feel it, you must first own it. 

It is the images in your head you hold longer than others that create your world as you see and experience. 

The thinking process that you hold dear to you, with no sign of letting go, is the thinking process that your life will be defined by.

Therefore with this said the only person that holds the keys to the cage you find yourself in, the cage that limits your growth; the cage that limits your expression; the only person that truly holds the key to your freedom is yourself.

And a way to free yourself is through appreciation and joyful anticipation.

Expansion through the power of gratitude.

An idea I will continue to feed you with persistently, until it breaks through the walls of your subconscious with you accepting this idea as Truth.

You are rich beyond your wildest dreams, you just can’t see it. 

What is worse is that you don’t believe it. 

You have to believe because that would lead to you reaching a state of knowing, and if you are grateful for what you know no one outside of you would tell you otherwise. 

Because then you would not only have faith in yourself, but you would be having faith in God. 

And having faith in God is having have in a world of wealth & abundance. 

It is this world that I implore you to be grateful for. 

Which in turn is being grateful for who you are, and what you are [this definition can only be done after plucking out what does not represent or define you first] is Magnificent.

A ball of Creative Energy that has the power to mould something, everything, anything, out of thin air.

You apply this power to create by holding clear images of the person you want be, with all the possessions this person has and being grateful for finally becoming this true image of yourself. 

This is you having so much faith that you honestly believe that you are that which you are becoming, and being in a state of appreciation of this faith, makes it possible for you to be anything you want to be.

And that, my friend, is true freedom.

Your world, your government, your society, your family can give you so much and go so far.

But it is when you thank God as opposed to asking God for your freedom, that you will feel as if you are given these blessings in the form of white robe to wear around your heart.

With that said life can therefore never be seen as four walls that surround and restrict you but an open field of opportunity. 

I say a field of opportunity because it can be compared to a blank canvas waiting on you to paint whatever it is you want out of life.

Now do you see who is truly calling the shots?

Gratefully yours,

M. Tshoaele