Why money isn’t everything, but power is

If I tell you money is overrated, I’m sure you’ll look at me like I’ve lost my mind. But from looking at how the world worked and still works, you will understand what I mean. If the people in power who mint and create money suddenly decide to stop, what will happen? Will the rich still be rich? That was why in the past, the truly wealthy had their wealth measured by gold.

The Gold standard was key because it was considered one of the most valuable assets. It was even more important because it was rare and was of a limited supply. The ground has to be dug to search for gold. These reason made it a mark of wealth. The same goes for silver and the not so respected bronze. Diamonds were a sign of wealth too (basically most natural resources), but gold, silver and bronze were key trading (buying and selling) materials.

In some places, cowries were used by the masses to buy and sell. Cowries were also natural to the earth, but they were not precious enough to make one rich. And of course the famous trade by barter. By observing trade by barter, you’ll see how money just acts as an exchange of value. The ancient ones gave something they had for what they wanted. For example, someone who wanted to buy a small/ medium plot of land would negotiate with the seller on what was needed in exchange. This kind of big transaction was mainly done by the rich and the exchange was likely gold or silver. But a lower value person who lacked gold might suggest given 5 rolls of cotton and 100 potatoes. If the buyer and the seller agree on this value of exchange, the sale is made. But this was stressful many times, as the seller might not want what the buyer has. This lead to the buyer doing barters with other people to get what the seller values.

So basically money is an affirmation of someone’s value. What does this person have that can make me have what I want? But money is a controlled supplied entity, unlike gold. And even the latest buzz in the financial field, Bitcoin (and other crypto currency) is still a controlled supplied entity. Though Bitcoin might have a fixed number in existence and cannot increase, it still isn’t gold. The nature of the coins are just like Fiat money – Absolutely changeable and unstable. It can crash and increase depending on how the strings are pulled.

Now to the other part of the title “…, but power is”. Defining power in the first place is a complex subject. It has so many definitions and sometimes blended in with authority. At the end of the day, power is simply the ability to control. Whatever controls someone has power over the person. Let’s say I have a boss, he tells me when to go and when to come. He has power over me. If I’m susceptible to being controlled by my emotions, it has power over me.

Are all powers bad? No. And vice versa for the opposite question. The people who created the system of money have the power. The people who created the system of crypto currency have the power. Well, God created Gold and we all know of His power. Take note that I am not condemning money ( As me and money attract and like each other), but rather the thinking of forgetting that the world is ruled by power.

No, the world is not ruled by money like you’ve been made to think. Because if money is a show of inherent value, obviously those who have power will have it. It’s like a bird having feathers. That’s easy, because all you need to do is be a bird, feathers are part of the bundle. There can be a country today that solely decides not to have a currency and it can be a wealthy nation. It’s just that the powers that be will not like it and try to suppress them. Why does the world all follow the US dollars? Even when pounds and Euros have an higher value. Power. That’s to show you how people follow power first.

Actually when people say that they need money, they mean something else. Most times, it’s many other things. They might mean that they want to enjoy the luxury of wealth. Or they want to have new clothes, visit another country, build a house, buy books, etc. Money is just a synonym of ” Enough value to have what I want”. What about credit cards? Those pieces of cards that lets you get stuff free that you have to pay for later. That is still perceived value. That money does not currently exist for you, but you are allowed to buy while your value decreases. You have to pay back, or you get into debt as a valueless person.

So, value is synonymous to power as money is synonymous to wealth. The unwise chase money as a means to no end and do not get much of it. While those who understand the concept and creation of money, get as much of it as they want. This is because they strive for power, as much as they want to acquire. Then money cannot control them, but works for them. And if money turns to rubbish today, it will not affect their wealth.

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5 writing platforms you should join this 2018

There are so many ways to get your writing out into the world as a writer. It is not only limited to having a blogging platform on WordPress or blogger. You might have a blog site on one of these sites and still prefer other additional sites to join to share your writing. Here are the 5 platforms that you can use to publicize your writing:

  1. Medium: This is like a community based blogging in which you have your own writing space. You can follow people and be followed. Your content is liked by those that appreciate your post. This is another way to shout yourself out loud, even if you have a blog site already.
  2. Quora: This question and answer site allows you to get recognition for your writing. If you’re consistent, you will get loyal followers. The wisdoms in the answers shared are an added bonus. Not only can you answer other people’s questions, you can ask as well. Also, you can have a ‘Quora blog’s which is a space where you can write about topics which interest you. Communication with your followers is also easy. There are even options for them to specifically ask you questions any time you decide.
  3. Mirakee: This is mainly for the poetry/creative writers. You write and share your posts to the world, all mirakee member and your followers. The platform also has an added benefit of beautiful back ground images, colours and fonts. To make things better, you are indexed on google!
  4. Wattpad: Though I have some prejudice against this platform, (me constantly seeing werewolf romance stories) this is great as a story writer. You can write your stories and gain following, which can influence other of your social media presence. For writing as much as a book, there are some benefits financially. But I have heard that it depends on your success level.
  5. Tumblr: Micro blogging is the word for this one. Imagine Twitter, just with options for writing more. Tumblr is a mixture of writing and picture aesthetics. It leans more to an heavier use of pictures for visual appeal. If that is your style, tumblr would be a good platform for you to join.

Budget Christmas items for your family

Christmas is on its way and many of us are anticipating the holidays. But not only are we thinking about the celebrations, but the gifts we are to give and receive. The issue of gift items bothers many of us because we have a lot of people to give with a limited budget allowance. If you fall into this category, wipe off your sweat, because I have got it all figured out for you.

Do you want to surprise a special one with a useful electronic gadget? Do you have a gamer dude (or gal) that you want to make happy this holidays? Are you worried that it will be too expensive to afford on your Christmas budget? Then you can try:

Budget laptops: Laptops don’t have to be expensive to have a good experience with. Check out these awesome laptops with great gaming experience for budget price. I’m sure your friend or family member will be exceedingly greatful to you.

You want to give out a gift that is not techy or electrical. Then you can try out clothing.

Cheaper clothing items with good quality exist and they make great gift items. Some clothing pieces online are budget items to surprise your loved ones with.

Beanie: Beanies are cute, useful and sweet. They can be given to both sexes as they come in various shapes, styles and textures. You can get these for your younger ones, spouse and even the Gramps.

Bow tie: A bow tie is also a cheap and useful budget gift item for your male loved ones (and female ones who are into that fashion style). It does not look tacky as a gift and it will be well appreciated.

Cap: A cool looking face cap makes a great idea for a budget gift item. You can find many nice caps below 10 dollars online.

Belt: A nice gift item for any decent man.

Sunglasses: You can find stylish yet cheap sunglasses online below 10 dollars.

Mug: A mug is an always appreciated gift. I mean who does not need an extra drinking apparatus. There are thousands of cool cheap mugs online. If you feel like, print something cheerful on it after you have bought it.

Funny gifts: Getting your loved ones an item that will tickle their funny bone will make the holidays more cheerful. A book with a funny title about a random thing is a good choice and there are many budget options for this one.

Scarf: A scarf is always a classy option. It is never too cheap nor too expensive, as its function of fashion and to warm the necks of people never gets old. You can show your family and friends that you think warmly of them (pun intended) by getting them a cozy scarf.

Clutch: Which lady does not want a nice looking clutch. A clutch is stylish, fashionable and it does not have to be at an hefty price to be beautiful.

Wallet: These are easy to find and come as cheap as possible. Let your loved ones have a new place to keep their money. There are a handful of design to suit even the most picky snob’s taste.

Note pad: Yep, you have no idea how many people are looking for things to write with. There are fancy note pads that come at any price. Especially if your loved one is the writing type, this budget item will be greatly appreciated.

If you don’t think that you can have inexpensive great items this Christmas, you’re mistaken. There are plenty of items that I can’t even begin to list that will give you a quality Christmas experience without the feeling of buyer’s remorse that comes after. Allow yourself to enjoy the holidays because I believe that you’re at ease now with all the budget items presented here. Happy holidays in advance!

How to make the most out of your life

Are you feeling down on life, confused or unable to find the right track to go with? Well, a lot of people feel this way. “How do i make the most out of my life?” is one of the most asked questions to life coaches, astrologers, friends and family, etc. It also a start of a good sign when this question is asked, because it means that you care somewhat about your existence. Below are highly effective ways to enhance your life if followed diligently.

Ways to make the most out of your life

  • Create a theme for your life: It is quite easy to get lost in the turbulence of life if you are unaware of the things that your life stands for. What are you all about, or what do you want to be all about. What goals do you care about accomplishing, how do you picture yourself in the highest state of achievement? Answering these questions can help you find a theme for your life. This will make you know what you should aspire to be in your daily activities. Your theme for life could be: “Successful and happy”, “divinely guided being of abundance”, “Energetic and creative living”, etc. Mine is simply “Abundant success and fullness of life”
  • Know your worth: A lot of people in this journey of life forget their worth along the way due to some tumbling and bashing. They forget that life’s tough times do not define anyone. To make the most of your life, you have to recognize your divinity and realize that you are worth any good thing that can happen.
  • Look for the right things: Seek out the right things that will be beneficial to your life. Stop chasing vain pursuits. Some people actively seek things that hurt them or bring down their sense of self worth. Do not be this way. Treat yourself like a soul mate you are madly in love with. You would only want them to do constructive and beneficial things.
  • Be greatful: As cliche as this sounds, gratitude has tremendous effect on the life of a person. Many times a lot of people are stuck on “the wheel of complain”, that they forget they actually have things to be greatful for. Even if you lament poverty, have you stopped to thank God for your talents , fullness of life or… your lack of having cancer? Even if you have cancer, have you stopped to be thankful for the caring friends and family you have. Also, you have eyes to read this, or ears to be read this to. I have learnt along my way in life, that there is always something to be thankful for. And when you are thankful, miracles happen and good things come.

Money and the society we live in…

 I had realized something a long time ago but remembered again recently. While registering for a PayPal account, I spotted something. A feature read that it was a good source of making payments for online shopping. Why this statement stood out to me was simple, in this world we live in there are always so many mediums in which we are told we can spend our money. Sometimes to even earn money from a venture you are required to spend some money. Money that some don’t even have. A good example of this would be WordPress and paid blogging before you start earning from your blog.

Everyone is always suggesting new ways for us to spend. It was ironical because the reason I was opening an account in the first place was as a means to earn money from the internet especially via foreign sources when possible. I was not interested in going on a foreign online shopping spree. 

Nobody really teaches us how to get money to spend really, but society knows how to tell us of the various ways we can spend. Constantly we are bombarded with adverts of several different products. New products are created everyday as well, non stop. There is always a way in which a product can ‘change’ our mundane lives according to people of the marketing world , but most don’t really care if our lives get better, as long as they earn those crisp notes.This is why today , we have a lot of frustrated youths, the images of the numerous things they can buy contradicts to the level if information of how to generate wealth for themselves.

How to solve this problem?

Really I don’t know how such problem can be solved at large in this society. But I do know that individually we have power to resist whatever. We should strive to teach and learn how to gain financial independence rather than pursue the latest spending fads then complain on ‘the lack of money’. Our spending power should match the level of our financial freedom.

Just my thoughts

Radical action is the main step to success

Ever wondered what held you back from the completion of your desired goals and achieving success? Here is your answer.

You failed to take decisive and radical action to propel you forward. It is not enough to just feel tired of lack of growth in your life, there must be willingness to try new methods and things. But many are not willing to leave their old ways of doing things behind. Their thought process stop them from thinking outside the box.

Getting out of poverty, lack of resources, idleness, slothfulness, or any traits you have been used too for far too long that is not bringing positives in your life requires radical action. Want wealth? Are you ready to take various action you are not used to taking? To step into abundance there is a need to diversify. Diversify your thoughts, actions, places you go, people you meet and relate to, etc.

In doing this will you find the information you may be looking for. Are you willing to talk to that rich dude who visits your local cafe and summon courage to talk to him? Or are you willing to ask the right questions to make you your best version. Asking the right questions brings the right result. So why do you stop yourself from taking action?
If success in anything you imagine for yourself is your goal, then a radical step must begin it all.

This is the main first step. While reading success stories of great people, you may notice that many had to go the extra mile than the general populace in their thoughts, actions, interpersonal relationships and movements. They did not do what was expected by anyone other than themselves. Also, the renowned people you see today had dreams that a “normal” person did not even comprehend to be dreamt.

If you refuse to break your routine or typical life cycle then success is not coming. Your days should not remain as it has been from two years ago, from work to restaurant to friends house to your house. Funny enough, many people’s life had remained as it were 10 years ago, some even for longer. And for the general unsuspecting populace there is comfort in this abnormality. This is why if you plan to be successful, you can not look at the general population for inspiration.

You must choose those who are not living the rat race, the ones who have transcended the matrix as your inspiration. Are you ready to take radical action. To write those first pages to begin that novel you’ve dreamt in your head, quit that boring unproductive job, buy that plane ticket, dial that number, ask that question, create something?! If you are, then success is on the way.

Care about more success tips, follow my blog and take note of my coming posts. Lets go on this journey together!

Message to the followers of my blog and visitors

 I am very greatful for the growth of my blog and the increase. When I first started, the numbers of followers I have now was just a dream. It seemed so far away. But now, it is a reality. And it has just begun. I will really love for all of us to go on the journey together.

Having shared my gratitude, I want to use this moment to implore my followers. PLEASE COMMENT ON MY POSTS. I want to hear your opinion and receive your feedback. A writer craves for response in order to feel like he/she has an audience. This also goes for the visitors as well. For the visitors who like my content, please follow, like and share your view through comments.

Thanks, peace and God bless you

Distraction and how to maneuver its lure 

We switch on the tv and just want to watch it for a few minutes.Minutes grow into an hour,then more hours.At the end of that nice weekend,we begin to wonder all what we could have accomplished with our lives.And the cycle continues.Distraction-It’s something that robs us of our true intentions.It is the hindrance we create for ourselves.

Distraction leads to procrastination and the latter leads to unaccomplishment.This robs us of our joy as we feel our life is never complete.There is a thin line between being idle and being distracted.A need to maneuver this foe in our daily lives is neccesary,in order for productivity to abound in our lives.

How to bypass the lure of distraction

As we live and develop on this earth,we find more tools and skills to cope with the never ending challenges.This goes for whatever problems come our way,and this includes distraction.First,we must acknowledge our lives importance.No matter how mundane your life may seem,we are all significant in the grand scheme of things.

Though many might argue our collective insignificance in the universe,we must not forget how little drops of water makes a mighty ocean.By recognising the ability we possess and our importance,self evaluation becomes easy.Then can we realise the power we have to change our frame of mind and from there,our lives.

We should take note of what is most important in our lives.These are the things that give our lives meaning,flavour and colour.After identifying these things,we need to evaluate if enough attention and growth has been given to these areas.For example,if you like writing,ask yourself if you have given enough attention to this area.If you find sewing important to you,how much investment have you made in it with your time and effort?Baking?Have you raised your skill level recently?Do you like talking about being an entrepreneur,business and money?What are your accomplishments in these areas.If your answer is no,you need to ask yourself why that is.Then you need to figure out what has been taking up your time instead.In 99.9 percent of the times and scenarios,the culprit for our unproductivity is distraction.

The mind and eyes are easily attracted to shiny things.You will find that with proper research,what distracts us are enticing in apperance.It may be video games,too much sleep,social media,unnecessary drama,laziness and faux tiredness,wishing and imagination,chasing fun,etc.These are all distractions and they subtract from our lives instead of adding to it.If such distractions fills up our days,there is no way for us to build up skills in what truely interests us.We then get stuck in a trap box that we created by our own hands.A box of perpetual and repeating personal failures.A box of distractions.

Doing whatever possible to resist the shiny deceitful hour stealer will be an excellent start.It gets easier once we have started the process of saying “no” to all the negatives that fills our lives.Refusing to indulge in the things that keep us stuck,be it not eating clean,spending above your income,unproductivity,etc will break the pattern.The pattern needs to be broken for a daring side of us to surface.

We must act on what we positively desire for our lives. It doesn’t matter on what form of motivation you get or if you don’t believe in motivation at all,just do It !Positive and productive action is key.This step is left to us as soon as we realise our power and conclude that fear is an imagined threat.Besides,why should one be afraid of personal progress.It also boils down to realising how we self sabotage ourselves.Remember no one will come to our aid (usually)except ourselves!We own the life,therefore we must act in ways to enrich it.Maneuvering distraction is one of this ways.

Let’s be productive!