Thursday, 27 May 2010

Secrets to Success...

...What are they?

You may have read many books, articles, journals on this topic as well as attended lectures, seminars and courses - and you may have benefited from them all (that's their purpose and even turBo benefits from them) - but do we actually 'take action' after reading these books or attending these seminars - or are we of those who like a 'quick fix' to give us that confidence boost.

Ah-ha! That word - 'Confidence' (read previous post on this topic).

This post is based on my thoughts and feelings as well as what I have learnt from the above. It also helps me through the rough patches - so I hope you benefit from this post and it helps you out if you're in a 'rough patch'.

Before embarking on a project or becoming a leader - as in setting up your own business or an organisation - we need to have a check list of the basics and work through them to better ourselves. Some may say that these basics are knowledge, skills, courses etc - and that we need to continuously work on these throughout our lives or even through the project or business we are setting up. It is true that these skills or the basics can be obtained whilst embarking on a project or whilst being fully involved in it - but personally I feel that some things need to be checked beforehand and we need to work on them.

Anyone can be a leader and a good worker in any given field. I believe in putting 150% in everything I do - yes I do strive to do the best - because I look to my pious predecessors and take them as my example - I mean who brought the entire Europe out of the Dark Ages - yup, you guessed it! :D (Err, NO! It was Bush or Bin Laden - it was the true ambassadors of Islam who were not only God-fearing but sincere in their intentions in everything they did!)

The basics - what are they?
I believe that they involve our own personalities and character. Lets not use the excuse of 'broken homes' and 'underprivileged something something' and 'lack of opportunities' - because although turBo recognises and appreciates that that exists (turBo does not judge nobody!) she also originally comes from a ghetto - and she made it - how? because she wanted to make it and she put in 150%!
Not only that but faith in the Almighty - the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth and everything in between and yes, you and I!

Firstly - Faith
- in the One who Created you - and the belief that if it is written for you then it will surely happen. Now that is not to say that if it is not written in your destiny, you don't try at all - because if you don't try - you won't know! Its about accepting it - its meant to be it will be - if not, lets move on!

Secondly - Intention and Sincerity
- for me these two go together. Intending to do it for the sake of God only and that there is a reason why God put me on earth so I gotta do what i gotta do (the good that is and helping to make a difference). Also being sincere in what one does - remembering and going back to the intention at all times - if you are not sincere - then it ain't gonna happen! Also - these need to be checked continuously throughout our lifetime - so we work on these always.

Thirdly - Character and Personality
- what is it with the arrogance? aggression? jealousy? envy? (the deadly sins) - how has that helped anyone ever? Arrogance was the main reason the Devil got his behind kicked out of heaven! There is no need for it. Its the Devils whisperings - and again we need to work on it - but trust me - you put your heart, mind, soul, blood, sweat, tears into something then you can do it! So stop hating, start rating and do something!

There are also many other character traits I could mention - but you get the gist of it. And personality - walk into a room and light it up with your goodness, sincerity and pureness and be a star that shines - and helps everyone to achieve our main goal and purpose in life - worship of the One true God! Go on, be a STAR!

Fourthly - Passion
- not the deadly sin type - but being passionate and eager and happy in what you do and what you want to do and achieve - and work hard to achieve it. Put in the hours, put your mind to it and you'll succeed.

For me these are some of the basics - maybe you will agree and maybe you will disagree - its all good - however, do take some time to ponder over these.

Secrets to Success is not only about the skills we learn, the knowledge we gain and the courses we attend - yes they aid us in our mission in life and that is their purpose - but also to recognise what God has blessed us with and how to utilise those 'gifts'

We need to work on our personality and character - and admit it - however appealing some services or goods may be - you're unlikely to purchase or use them if the person behind them is - urm - well - lets be polite - crap!

If these basics are checked and continuously checked and worked on then I believe that all other factors relating to Success will further aid us in what we do (business, project, etc).

Oh, and do take from the successful around you - and next time you listen to their audios or attend their seminars or read their books - check out their personality and character - not to judge them - but to see how it fits in with being successful.

We all have our inner 'Secrets to Success' - I hope you enjoy unleashing yours and putting them into practise :)

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Life Coaching Course - Read and Apply!

Have you ever attended a 'Life Coaching Course'? Are you a Certified Life Coach? Or, are you interested in this area?

Well, turBo is really interested in this area and business number 3 (due to launch officially in November 2010) will have an element of 'Life Coaching' to it - but I'm not intending on being a Life Coach - though if you all ever need to talk and get things of your chest - I'm all ears :D

I recently attended an NLP (Neurolinguistic Programming) course in London (15th April) - I was very sick and did some serious train and underground missions all the way to the Ibis Hotel at Earls Court. It was an intro to the course, but could have enjoyed it just that little extra if I was feeling just that little bit better and if that NLP baba wasn't so vulgar! (He wasn't a Brit!)

So, next weekend I'm off to my first Life Coaching course and real excited - going with my best buddy and her sister, so should be lots of fun. And here's the even cooler part. My mate forwarded the email to me (I didn't even know the Academy existed) applied and got chosen to attend in less than 24hrs (they said it takes 3 days to decide!).

...Sooooooo, would you like to attend??? Guess how much it actually costs? 500 pounds and if you get selected its absolutely...........FREE! For the whole two days!

I will be at the Leeds course, so if you come - hollah! And if you attend any of the courses, let me know how it went - and I'll post up my experience after the course!

Happy Life Coaching! :D

Monday, 10 May 2010

The World is on FIRE!

Latest and Exclusive News - Heard here first on turBo flow - 'The World is on FIRE!'

...well, its not up in flames as such - but all you have to do is turn on the news channels and - good Lord! (if you don't have a TV set at home then - I see your point now!) :)

What happened to the good ol' days eh? *Nostalgic Moment* (go on - have your lil moment too - close your eyes and take yourself back to the days when you were an innocent little flower - ever so eager to blossom and enter the world that you thought would bring you so much happiness and joy - oh those lovely lovely days...)

OK, back to reality and present time - not everyone had a good childhood (those who suffered of illness maybe, child abuse, oppression, war etc) their innocence was ripped away from them - so all they probably wanted was to grow up and live for themselves - or do something which would change their condition and the condition of those around them.

No, but seriously - is it a sign of the end times? It could be the beginning of the end... *X-Files theme music*...

The Volcanoe - and the entire world came to a standstill - talk about testing ones patience - but seriously we all have bigger volcanoes to worry about than the Icelandic one!

Greece has debt issues - riots!

Didn't China or somewhere have an earthquake n all?

Oh and UK hung itself! (ah common Mr PM's - it ain't that bad!)

But in all the gloom and doom we still have - FAITH and HOPE - and if we loose either then we loose ourselves. Life's a test and without being tested we will never appreciate our existence on this planet - or appreciate any other creature for that matter.

I hope and pray that wherever you are life is being just and fair to you - turBo's motto is 'Justice and Fairness' and if not then fear not - your time shall come! :)

Hollah back and let me know how your doing - I know many of you are visiting from across the globe - I do hope you enjoy some of the posts - there's about 63 or 64 in total - so even if the first few seems crap to you - don't give up as there are some fantastic posts to keep yourselves entertained with as well as some 'Be Inspired' Vids (hopefully have another one coming this Friday).

I'm still sick - slow slow recovery - so keep me in your prays! :)

Monday, 3 May 2010

Guest Post: Cool Tips!

Taken from Friday Nasiha – (subscribe and get a weekly Friday Nasiha email in your inbox!)

* Seven Ways to Peace and Happiness *

Rule 1: Let's fill our minds with thoughts of peace, courage, health, and hope, for "our life is what our thoughts make it."

Rule 2: Let's never try to get even with our enemies, because if we do we will hurt ourselves far more than we hurt them. Let's never waste a minute thinking about people we don't like.

Rule 3: A. Instead of worrying about ingratitude, let's expect it. B. Let's remember that the only way to find happiness is not to expect gratitude - but to give for the joy of giving.C. Let's remember that gratitude is a "cultivated" trait; so if we want our children to be grateful, we must train them to be grateful.

Rule 4: Count your blessings - not your troubles!

Rule 5: Let's not imitate others. Let's find ourselves and be ourselves, for "envy is ignorance" and "imitation is suicide."

Rule 6: When fate hands us a lemon, let's try to make a lemonade.

Rule 7: Let's forget our own unhappiness - by trying to create a little happiness for others. "When you are good to others, you are best to yourself."

Compiled From:"How to Stop Worrying and Start Living" - Dale Carnegie, p. 186.