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.

4 words you should never use

According to the laws of attraction and the well known power of the tongue, we now know that our words mold our life. Whatever we say manifests itself in someway or another. Knowing this, it is best that we choose our words right in order to live a right life.

These words should be removed from your vocabulary today:

  1. Can’t: This word signifies disbelief and lack of fate. When you say that you can’t do something, it is an agreement of failure. Doing something which you have not done before might be hard, that does not make it impossible. Saying that you can’t will most likely make things more difficult for you. Instead of using this word use the word “can. Embrace the possibilities of existence.
  2. Not : It is a known fact that the brain doesn’t recognize ‘not’. In fact, it doesn’t take note of a negated word. If you say, “I will not get sick”, your brain is interpreting it as “I will get sick”. This being the case, you have to use positive statements to describe yourself. For example “I will stay healthy” is a better option.
  3. Wish: Except when you are writing a poem, you should not be wishing about anything. Wish is a word of nonchalant powerlessness. This word distracts from action. It is admitting to not having power over your life and not wanting to do anything about it. Wishing puts you in the state of lack and you are left in a fantasy hope. Instead the word “will” can be used. ‘I will get that house’ not ‘ ‘I wish I could get that house’
  4. Need: This word creates situations of material poverty and intellectual poverty. To need means not having. To declare that one need something means one believes in scarcity of that thing. This negates the law that everything in this world is more than enough to go round. Therefore this keeps people from getting what they should have. The word “have” should be used.

How to drink a lot of water a day

 

If you don’t know already, water has extremely important benefits in our lives and for our health. Beautiful skin and good hair has been linked to constant water intake. But many of us will find it hard to follow the 8 glasses a day guideline. If the problem is not forgetfulness, it will be fear of constant peeing.

 I noticed that this were the things which caused me to be not so faithful when I began my water drinking adventure. Now let me show you the steps I used to fix this. They are simple and I’m sure anyone who uses them will overcome like me.

How to drink 8 glasses of water a day

  1. Add it to your plan of the day: Make sure you remember that drinking water constantly is a plan for the day. Before you eat, after you eat and while eating remember to drink water daily
  2. Whenever you are idle, drink water: It’s as simple as that. If you notice yourself sitting doing nothing before you go on with another daily task, drink water first. When you are reading a book and you take a pause, drink water. I’m sure you get the gist.
  3. Drink the most water indoors: This will help remove the fear of getting pressed to urinate. When I tried drinking the most of water indoors I could easily pee whenever. 
  4. Have a water drinking to-do list: This can seem a bit extreme but it helps a lot. There was a period i Incorporated a water check list to my to-do list book. I fulfilled all the water goals I set for myself and checked the boxes when i was done.
  5. Carry around a bottle of water: When you go about your day, take along a bottle of water. This will keep you hydrated while out and about everyday. You can always drink, refil/replace the bottle and pass the water requirements.
  6. Assign a specific cup for your daily water drinking purposes:This really helped me a lot! I was able to boost my water intake with this method. Select a cup to be used for drinking water. Put this cup in a place where you will always see it and preferably next to a water source. This cup can be moved around or just left back at the spot. When you are indoors, this cup will help a lot.

So, those are the tips to drink a lot of water a day. It worked for me and I’m sure they will for you.

Remind yourself to be great everyday

 Live life fully everyday.  When you wake up in the morning, feel alive. Start your day with possibilities, this is very important. It does not matter what you think is, what matters is all that can be. There is no way that you will be miserable when you start your day feeling alive. But many of us wake up feeling the burden of the previous day. The mistakes and sadness of yesterday should remain in the past.

 A fresh chance to change our lives comes with a new frame of mind. Being enthusiast about life opens us to the possibility of a fulfilling present and future. Do not start any day thinking it will be a bad day, but enjoy the opportunity of another day of creation and manifestation. Everyday should spark up new ideas in you, not another day to mope or drown in the past. Infact, every minute of the day (except when it is time for rest) should be used creatively, not for brooding or idleness. We all have passions and everytime we work towards them, we remember to be great. This will make our lives worthwhile both in the long run and in ‘the short run’.

Delays are opportunities in disguise


I know that so many of us hate delays, I hated them too. But they always come and there is no way to escape from them. It might be a delayed flight, traffic jam, limiting illness, postponement, etc. If delays are properly handled they can become an advantage. I was taught this last week when my phone suddenly stopped charging and finally shutdown. If you understand how important my phone is in my daily life, you’ll scream. After taking the phone for a repair almost immediately and only to find it that it stopped working when I got home, taught me a lesson on patience. 

I had no free chance to go back to fix my phone (at a more competent source) for a week. Those seven days, I learnt how to manage and handle delays. Finding my days quite limited without my phone except for the work which I had, I began to read physical books. I should mention here that it had been a long while since I read books that were not ebooks. I read and finished about 5 books during the period of 5 days! 

This is something I would have never done if my phone were still on. The ebooks I read, it would take me days to finish just one. I gained a lot from my reading! And contrary to my expectation, that delay did not cause my week to be boring. I had a good time reading and I was relieved to be free from the stress of my phone addicted life (which many of us from the 21st century have). I was free from social media, the pressure to monitor my social media growth, apps, emails, useless messages, etc. My delay turned into an opportunity! I got the freedom from the anxiety that had engulfed me. 

Now that the delay is over and my phone is working fine, I will always be glad for that delay. Because I used it well. The problem is that most people do not use their delays. If patience is lacking, it will be impossible to decide to use your delay for your advantage. You would be too busy complaining about how unfair the situation is to see the advantage. There is an advantage in everything life brings to us. Allow for delays and you will use them creatively, if not it will bring about frustration and anger which are destructive in nature.

Is it lack of resources or lack of wisdom?

A lot of people lament situations in life where it seems there is not enough resources. My question today for you is: are you sure? Is it a lack of resources or lack of wisdom to use them? Opportunities comes to us random times in our daily lives, but if we are unable to discern them, we live in ignorance. Then the complain of unavailable opportunities comes up.

It is up to us as wise beings to be aware of what we have. To be ignorant means that lack will be a constant companion.

Many of us actually know what to do to get to the next level. That’s why it is said that all the answers we seek are inside of us. It is the ego that pulls us down. The ego is afraid of change, which makes it resist positive progress as well. In our desperation for success or something better, we forget all of the useful ideas we constantly discard. 

Excuses are given: “It is not good enough”, “it’s not the right time” “I don’t have money to do that”, “I have writers block” “I am shy”, etc. These excuses undermine our inherent greatness and it all can be blamed on the ego. Only if we let our true selfs shine through would we see the wonders we can perform. Sometimes a little push with that idea and you will see that all the resources are available.

Like the man in the picture above, if only he knew that he was meant to use just one ladder to get over the fence, he would have not needed to struggle. Sometimes struggle is unnecessary and it can be caused by us. Wisdom is the key to all resources.

 I saw this in an article which explains this issue: 

Clearly, there’s something going on at a much deeper level when you have the tools to thrive, but you choose not to use them. Just think of all the people who are overweight. They know to eat better and exercise, but inside, there’s something that stops them from following through.

What do you let stop you?

The principle of being a genius in your life’s journey

To me a genius is similar to a genie, they both make things happen. The notable difference between them is that one is fictional. It has been shown numerous times, that to perform in some feats considered brilliant requires actions that may be seen as less rational. In simpler words, many great people who had walked this earth were either a bit crazy or had a lot of faith in trying things out. You hardly notice the common link of having faith with being a genius, because the sheer brilliance of the aftermath results. 

But being a genius has as much as having faith with being associated with madness. Frankly, faith can be seen as insanity before an outcome occurs. When all physical proof or past knowledge shows no signs of something taking place, trying to defy all odds seems strange. The best things in this world, however had comes from genius thinking. The touch of madness or leap of faith is just any other name that it can be called.

Application of this principle in daily life

  • Have strong faith.
  • Think creatively, the more bizzare and curious the better.
  • Know that everyone has been blessed with the power to create.
  • Follow your intuition.
  • Employ the guidance of people wiser than you.
  • Figure out your talents and what you are naturally good at doing.
  • List the things you actually enjoy doing more than other activities.
  • Escape the confining box of pride but be confident in yourself as a person and divine being.
  • Be spontaneous.
  • Read up on anything you find interesting.
  • Find the adventure in life, surpass the mundane.
  • Be weird.
  • Seek progress and have a drive to improve yourself and the world.
  • Do not fall into bitterness no matter what.
  • Check your mind set from time to time and if it is in a negative state, quickly switch back to positive.
  • Be less influenced by the trends of the world.
  • Only follow the things you want to be informed about on social media, do not waste your time with following topics that only cause inner conflict in you.
  • Try to make the world a better place, but do not be frustrated if you can’t change the world.
  • Relax, somethings are just bigger than you.
  • Spread positivity and life into any project you touch, including people.
  • Be genuinely happy on the inside.

Now go be a genius