July 2021

Stand on your feet hopeful like a bull against situations.

You stand on your feet hopeful like a bull and you can handle tough situations. SubjectMe (Personal Diary), Inspiring personalities.

Be ready to stand on your feet hopeful like a bull. It is where your feet are standing that can determine the results. You don’t expect to win when you’re always on the downside of the slope. The true fact is you establish a good standing, a sound footing to build yourself in before the tussle is on. Your fighting is not over. It stays with you until the day you die. You’re ready to fight as long as you’re challenged.

The sizes of your horns are not your very win or lose. Your win comes through the power you put through them. Dehorned can win also. In the battle against cancer, you can win. It’s not your background that defines your wins, it is your effort and the fight you put. Your horns are just a single tool in a sea of capabilities and without those capabilities, you can’t claim a win. If you can’t win when dehorned, buying yourself some artificial horns can’t change the game. If they can’t love you the way you are they can’t love you in another body shape. Just fight your situation the way should. Losing is part of the game accept it. Learn from it, and be ready to stand on your feet like a bull. You accept losses. You don’t accept decimation. When the fire is thrown at you. You’re the first to quench yourself because you always stand on your feet hopeful like a bull.

You can win today then meet the same challenger/situation tomorrow as if your win today wasn’t enough to make that challenger fear you and never to be a challenger in the morrow. Only you are required to be prepared because that is your game, too. You’re good as well at coming again tomorrow after defeat today to stand on your feet like a hopeful bull. The same winning strategies in the past, you partner them with new ones in the present. That, sometimes, can not be enough to claim your win.

Your feet don’t have to be standing in one place, that is your comfort zone. It’s either you are pushed backwards or you push forward. A typical bull doesn’t keep backwards going for long, it pushes forward where it seems impossible. That being said, your win is you capability in a locked-horns situation to push forward not to be pushed back. You better feed yourself with the right friends that can have you learn something through them, with good pastures which are good choices that can only give you more beef and readiness to fight. Don’t fight out of the pastures you graze because you don’t wanna ruin them. Keep it cool and don’t let emotions fight each other inside for they can ruin you. Don’t regret the choices you have made when you shouldn’t because you will hesitate to live their current outcome you’re currently in.

The battle creates conditions where it’s impossible to blink or to look aside. The battle itself is nothing but immense pain. To solve that pain, you have to face it. Have it all seen through your eyes. And you solve it by inflicting your might and even more pain at it (at the situation). You stand on your feet hopeful like a bull.

It is in the morning when the bulls fight. It is in the noon when they fight. It is evenfall when the bulls fight. They have to see the light not the darkness of the night. Bulls may need also to fight when their tummies are good and when they’re injury-free. They only fight when they are in the mood to fight. In real life, there is something for us here. You don’t have to solve a problem that in your family when you’re sorrily drunk. You can’t mediate when you’re in grief. You don’t write an exam in your life without having attended essential classes in your life. If you’re a storm, in a strong emotional vortex you can only wait for the day you can calm down and to sunshine and clear skies with calm winds under them to start the healing process. Your healing process is usually solving your issues through pushing forward.

Your best collection of fights are those that happen when younger. Fight more than you should before age turns you helpless. Cause winful fights to happen when age turns you helpless. Helpless in the battlefield is helpful elsewhere. Be a driver when the time comes.

Bulls don’t buy guns to make their a battlefield. They fight anyhow. The biggest input to each fight is the bull itself. Except for the fight, there is nothing else that needs to be present when two bulls are present.

The tactic can push bulldozers back.

The amazing courage of a mountain climber can have you achieve to grow big?

The mountain climber’s personality/ The courage of a mountain climber. SubjectMe (Personal Diary) Inspiring personalities.

Have the courage of a mountain climber and an I-can-do-it-now attitude to climb your mountain with what’s not enough.

There is not enough, yet. Yes! The courage of a mountain climber doesn’t get you to be worried about that. Don’t wish if there can be enough. Don’t wait for someone to have it be enough for you. Chances are what you want to be enough before your climb will never be now.

With the courage of a mountain climber, you don’t wait for a chance or an opportunity because you’re the best opportunity available to you. A mountain climber knows not more than belay devices, anchors, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, helmets and among other things. When s/he plans, plans like s/he wanna win. To climb a new terrain the knowledge s/he must have is not tons of it but just knowledge oriented towards climbing that terrain.

Time is not compulsory to utilise for the good. That’s why very few can achieve a lot in their time on planet earth. Act as if you’re compelled to utilise the time to create what’s enough for them. They normally get back to their training gyms over and over. They don’t quit hope.

When obstacles are existing but not stopping it to happen it may be because obstacles inside you are eliminated. The Buddhists explain this better than anyone else through the five hindrances. Each peak you reach is an encouragement that you can be on another. Another challenge is not enough to stop the courage of a mountain climber.

The courage of a mountain climber attains meaningful peaks. Image: Canva

Are you still waiting for what’s enough? Chances are they will never be enough. Waiting is a big obstacle to movement. If you wanna wait you don’t move. Moving or waiting are two choices that you can’t live in at once. None knows an expedition as challenging as a mountain climber’s because your mistakes but those of nature can cost lives. But you have the courage of a mountain climber to be up there not fearing heights. Your next step is always letting go.

How to be there? You’re not there yet and you’re not with enough to fire up your pistons. The way you answer this question keeps you either grounded or makes a statement for you. Makes you the first to climb with another angle. Overconfidence is always your enemy. You have the courage of a mountain climber.

When you go around the mountain walking at its foot, keeping your eyes up high and observing it before you climb you’re better than standing at one position waiting for what’s enough. After all your tools box as a climber doesn’t cost thousands and thousands. It’s the cheapest kit in the history of achievers. Climbers live like achievers before becoming one.

A mountain climber wishes to be on the wrong side of the cliff. When he gets there, it doesn’t take him/her a helicopter. S/he enjoys most his/her cliff time than any savoury moment in his/her life. It doesn’t take him fancy equipment to be on the wrong side of the cliff. For he is what it all takes to be there. S/he possess the courage of a mountain climber.

You better have good boots to climb. Good clothing to cover your body. But mostly the strength in your heart to move than anything else, to keep on or to take you to the height feared most. It’s an I can do it now attitude flowing through your veins that the strength in your heart pumps. After all, the only thing you trust is the rope carrying your weight. It’s your lifeline. It is all you require to achieve the peak.

A trained climber is a trained climber. Yes! The best part trained is not the physical body. It’s his heart. S/he is a person of courage. The strength inside beats the obstacles outside. You better have the courage of a mountain climber.

Rocks are hard. But it must be your only wish to climb up through them. Your grip is final, it’s a statement made. You are the best belay to stop you from falling.

~SubjectMe (Personal Dairy) Inspiring figures or animals in sports, trades and wildlife

3 fallacies taught on wealth creation that discourage a company culture

Wealth creation is not for us. It took the education system beatings, career guidances then a learning mode biased towards building me as an asset to someone’s empire but a foundation to all this is a teaching, that a salary is all I need.

It won’t be an understatement. That the education system kills the possibility of creativity but the possibility of a vision, a vision which is a container where one’s creativity fills into. They’ve made formal learning into a football pitch. Halfway the match, when you become aware of the goalkeeper’s failures but also comes up with the means to solve them, you can’t resign from your defence position to take the goalkeeper’s place, or at least advise him. Advising him is for the coach. Your position is not really what you’re capable of but what you can’t change because you have been taught to do so.

Fallacies of modern education that culminated to four ways seeing things concerning wealth creation that prevents a company culture in Africa and the rest of the world

Chapter 1: How do I get paid? Paid through the qualification and paid through the certificates
Chapter 2: How do I get paid? Paid through the mind
Chapter 3: Learning is being taught or teaching yourself or being answered
Chapter 4: Some of the things I was taught that kill the possibility of my growth and success
Chapter 5: Unfair Salary Crusaders! How do education systems trick learners to the buttom of the capitalist pyramid?
Chapter 6: (Current Chapter)

1. Someone must be doing the setting up of companies, we are for salaries and salaries are not enough to result in wealth creation or any form of family business, but they must be better. This is how we’re taught to see things as. Someone is gifted to be a boss to us, not us.

In the chapters ahead MBA and other fields of studies in business, micro-economics and finance will be blamed for teaching us that millions and billions are the first steps towards the setting up of companies so that we can only stop at managing the wealth already made, become employees, and not creators of the wealth but managers. The $470, which is Samsung’s start, is not in the interests of MBA and company. The intention is to blindfold.

Myths in our existing cultures join the league to reinforce the way we formally learn about wealth creation. And I remember a dozen times I talked to my mother, fellow villagers who were hoping that I could get a nice job in the town but simply betrayed them by returning to my rural home, that my intention is to have trademarks in my name and avoid a salary from the start; their responses were, “such fancies are for the white people”.

My guess is right. Someone in Europe of pure European descent there is thinking as well that starting something new is for the established giants. So s/he cannot start but accept his inferiority before s/he’s even superior.

Those salaries here are not even enough. Where I come from labour is dirt cheap and the unemployed are the majority. It is not are to spend seven years waiting for a job in some parts of my home continent, Africa. To me, that was not a disaster but an encouraging factor that resulted in bigger hopes for bigger things to come. If I had chosen to take it as a disaster this article would not have been written, a $120 second-hand PC that is building this blog could not have been bought. I should have become someone raising enough to cross into another country looking for a job, or someone stuck at someone’s home hopeless.

2. Money is a place.

That’s what we all think. And, sadly, we have been taught into this. I gave two examples before. The first is a Greek graduate who must be in Germany to have his startup in Germany. The second is Nigerian graduates who wage a two-year battle, becoming a barber man etc., to be able to raise less than $1500 to take him into Europe through the desert. The failure, both can see, is a failing system, not theirs or that of the education system.

The education system taught us into this. Cultural myths quickly join what’s formally taught.

3. We must work for what to consume not to consume what must work for the betterment of our future.

This is an illusion. We are taught into it. That to be able to consume we must work for it.

We consume. That’s what we are by nature. The cycle is (1) we must work for a salary, which is technically ‘something to consume with’. (2) When we have something to consume with, our consumption must be the end of it, because it’s consumption that doesn’t lead to anything. (3) But because consumption is like the air we breathe and we don’t live without it, and it’s the end in the cycle. We’re always back to work for ‘something to consume with.’

When we work for something to consume with and consume always by intentionally or unintentionally make our consumption the end of it we only keep ourselves only looking to the source of ‘something to consume with’, i.e. the employer and the wealth in his hands.

Yet it is possible to turn “something to consume with” and start something out of the cycle by “consuming what must work”.

We’re taught to be slaves to the source. Yeah, it is being a slave when you live your whole life to suffer greatly to make it one day to the best employer after going past college, after becoming a fifth, or so, university graduate in the village. I was beaten to accept this form of bondage.

I closed the chances of falling for a job. Without anything big I finally found my consumption being what must work for the betterment of my future.

Out of the $370 I earned in 2020, a second-hand laptop at $120 and a second-hand smartphone at $40 were bought. I am here blogging in the middle of nowhere out of $16 a month. I shall make sure that earnings out of my toils online will not let have me into hotels for I understand that my poverty is not in me alone. I can only build more things on the land and on the internet, just to convince others that money is not a place.

The reasons why I dropped out of college

I dropped out of college to look at myself and dig into my mind for clues to build as I had avoided building qualifications. I dropped out of college to consume what can work out $370 I was earning per year so that my earning would not be the end of it all but the beginning of my exodus and the exodus of more other people I would touch out of poverty, of my fellow villagers who had less than twenty representatives like me in the deeper fields of knowledge, but greater capability.

I dropped out of college to prove that the salary is not what I need. Not to be wasting my $370 towards attaining a driver’s licence which an employer needs but a few gadgets to put my dream, my vision and idea ahead.

Hope in 2020, became a vision. A vision is the best container to put creativity in. I said I would end up an industrialist, that is a vision. To get to own the tools to lay the foundation with, I had to be creative. As creativity to me is like water, putting it into my container was a no miss. The formal education system doesn’t want us to be creative.

Unfair Salary Crusaders! How do education systems trick learners to the bottom of the capitalist pyramid?

Reasons for dropping out of college

What did I drop out of college in the final semester?_Chapter_5_The Unfair Salary Crusaders: How do education systems mislead learners into salary and the buttom of the capitalistic pyramid?

Chapter 1: How do I get paid? Paid through the qualification and paid through the certificates
Chapter 2: How do I get paid? Paid through the mind
Chapter 3: Learning is being taught or teaching yourself or being answered
Chapter 4: Some of the things I was taught that kill the possibility of my growth and success
Chapter 5: (Current Chapter)
Chapter 6: 3 Fallacies taught on wealth creation that discourage a company culture

When I was born, my nation was nine months from its greatest series of strikes and demonstrations in its history. Those taking it to the streets were moved by the mass retrenchments following the IMF’s Structural Adjustment Programme, the decline in wealth then salaries paid by the parastatal sector which started showing its signs before the IMF’s dose and, therefore, according to deeper analysis, a result of abuse targeted to the nation’s wallet and scandals happening in the 1980s, one or two droughts, investment in the human capital (educating the populace at any cost was President Mugabe’s biggest policy and it increased percentage literacy remarkably not wealth, and this is the part that motivates me to criticise not the educators but modern education itself) that translated to nothing. Growth in the private sector had better promises but picked a non-reversing negative trend from 1998. There was also a sharp rise in the standards of living, and it’s the urban dweller who suffered the most.

Everything changed in the last half of the 1990s. There was an opposition movement on the rise, rising from the largest labour union to ultimately become a political party. Jobs, attracting foreign investors and distributing wealth were the three themes dominating the political scene. Better jobs are said to be a result of immense wealth in the hands of large companies we don’t have at home but companies from wealthy foreign nations.

A combination of politics and education emphasising salaries and foreign investment or the distribution of wealth, blind to the fact that we’re capable, believing that we can all end no-longer poor when wealth is distributed but not created, created an economy that couldn’t grow but shrink to its 1980 level in 2008, yet between twenty-eight years population had doubled. Such was none’s fault. It was the education system’s.

We have had good salaries in Africa for a long period, including during the colonial period. My claim “good” seem vague, but it is because I compare Africa during her last phase of colonisation and after to Europe and the West when industrialisation started.

Now there are even better organs than the Chartists who are representing the worker, and they are powerful since they were there when independence was fought for.

Why Africa persists being poor after such good salaries? Because salaries are between poverty and wealth, they are not wealth itself.

That is an offending statement but when salaries can’t make SC Johnsons, funders of more wealth, they remain poverty and a poor demonstrator in the streets of my country’s capital in 1996. Salaries are immense wealth, but they are not. That’s why when 2008 is explained in the global sense by experts we expect AIG and financial institutions like Banks that failed into liquidation twenty times before anything is thrown in. If dozens of numbers are willing to go up through the salary, that salary can be a starting point for great things to happen. But willing to go up is not the starting point to the would-be SC Johnsons, the starting point is believing that many salaries are close to poverty as they are to wealth, that anyone can create wealth, that wealth is nothing to do with gender or social background; that big things don’t start big; they are big dreams first on a pillow with weighing less than a kilo. On the other hand, policymakers should be anticipating those with the SC Johnson thinking but be there to help in tweaking the education system to create such people.

Related: What is patience? This is how to kill confidence and take charge of your success story

What is a salary?

Almost everything on this planet earth can’t come to be without its origins. A salary is with a source, i.e. wealth created, wealth in someone’s hands. Countries with better wealth are with better salaries.

A salary is, therefore, a result of wealth created, a stubborn source of income as far as increasing from month to month or year to year is concerned, but a payment for a service, labour and expertise and provided by the worker on an agreed basis (or not) and in agreed amounts which are negotiable (to the worker) in very-very limited means. Either selling his/her to build some others’ or not, a modern worker provides service or labour or expertise in exchange for a salary, and the means to negotiate the salary are limited but s/he is not (or should not be), legally or illegally, a servant.

In the Far East, it took Samsung $25 in 1938 which translates to S470 in 2021 to start. A lot of things happened between 1938 including the fleeing of the founder into Japan after and allegations of illicit wealth, but when there was a good count of people like this guy the government found itself with no choice but to have such people to help the country shine because they are people who influence the world, a world which is too powerful for one to fight it but too soft to be influenced by one.

How can Africa achieve that when we are taught everything big here. That we can’t see a small start which we are capable of having through our salaries which we share in our extended families like the air we breathe to result in others get ‘their $470’ when they are not even engaged in any income-generating activity.

The fourteen-orange-trees perspective: Why Africa is not becoming great our of the salaries and ‘$470’ ($470 is less than what it can take for one to be in Europe through the desert from Nigeria)

The way you do anything you do, the effort you put at anything you do, and anything you put at anything you do is all defined by the motive and the depth of that motive behind your doing anything you do [sic]. You don’t sleep with a gun in your hands when you’re fighting to win.

That being said, Mitsubishi can only manufacture four cars a month if it ceases to manufacture them for a ready market where it sells when it begins to give them away free. Production oriented toward resulting in money or wealth is production that vies for growing from strength to strength to become production that competes well to result in consumers choosing its specific products instead of products from another production [sic].

We were thrown out of our homelands in the 1950s by the colonial government. When we were relocated it was a start without our possessions, including livestock, which previously characterised what was wealth to us. The new land wasn’t friendly to large herds and we had to quit numbers. In 1962, one of the first mango trees in the village was planted and villagers started to follow suit.

That 1962 block mango tree is a legacy. I didn’t get to see the planter, my great grandfather and a man I assume to have been born between 1900 and 1905; one of the two known sons to a female legend in our oracle who married just before menopause, but also, probably, encouraged other females in her district to marry late, assuming that they would retain a piece of their adulthood and have it translate to “productive freedom” and make better possessions before moving into marriage.

Fast forward to 2014…

…when the best education around me was all about erasing “her” capabilities in history but also getting me to take the salary as an only card in the hat to pick. A man in the same village, working for his government in his early forties, having had known phases in chapters of his work when salaries went down without him having the powers to negotiate, got a loan ($1200). His monthly salary at just $500 made it possible to cover this debt three months or more depending on the instalments he would have his creditors take out of his salary. His plan after fencing an area of more than an acre and buying two of the village’s first water pumps in the previous year was to plant orange trees.

But because he said that he was planting for the grandkids, he planted only fourteen plants. Precisely, it was hundred dollars of the twelve hundred he used when he bought the fourteen plants to transplant whilst one-seventy plants were all he could get to accomplish with the loan. The remaining eleven hundred was open for other pertinent mispenditures.

In 2021, customers were pressing a lot, to such an extent that some almost booked the flowers. An orange is cheap. A combination of a smaller economy can translate to seles happening in small bits like two oranges a time, or otherwise, but zero packaging and proper handling expenses. A smaller market needs to be extended, delivering to the cities would require a vehicle but fourteen is not a good number.

The greatest determining factor towards anything is a choice or choices. The motive behind what you will be doing after choosing is the second greatest determining factor.

As lots more than acre were selling for around $500 in the area, he could have planted his one-seventy plants, go on to acquire another lot to fence three months later and plant in 2015, and keep on the cycle or even buy a second-hand vehicle. Labour, around him, including his, is cheap, but he couldn’t turn that into an advantage. I was only learning, but not any of these lessons had unlocked my brains when I received my key of life in 2016. And I am glad someone had to make mistakes, plant for the future not for success because I learned. His mistakes are my mistakes and I love them as they are the only theories in my life, the deepest perspective. He is my father.

Appreciate the present, I wrote in my diary. You’ll appreciate the future it will make.

When you direct your search on google to any information about the percentage of this world that cannot have a simple thing like or phone, hence slightly digitally illiterate you can quickly come up with an answer that it cannot be many of us who are educated the far you got. You’re lucky don’t be wasteful. I didn’t have to be wasteful.

Where I come from we value to be only employed without first getting to employ, that we consider the title ‘doctor’ the same as ‘His Majesty’ but our doctors, educated for their own personal prestige, can only work at a government hospital or leave, heading to where salaries are better and better; while none among those staying get to be involved in discovering new medicine with the very limited resources here as were there when penicillin was discovered. When we attempt production we do it not for money thinking that salaries have got us covered.

We remove money from what we do when we think of producing but we pay for everything. We pay for our education, but we are also taught to take as not an investment as does a wolf that buys shares to gamble with in the future. The result is we don’t see an influx of new players going up among the Hispanics and the blacks in America, those people originally left behind or disadvantaged when the race started.

It seems that it is in the best interest of the education system to keep many under. It is achieving. More sources of salaries (wealth), however, need to be created.

Because we are after salaries not creating their sources we think that money is a place

In America, they were a group of people called the boomers before the post-Second World War baby boom happened. They were boomers in that they were travelling from boomtown to boomtown in the 1920s as they were after the best wage.

A Greek student with big aspirations in business, after being taught about money as a place will not plant any eggs in Greece but move on to start his business in Munich. Teachings settle in our minds to form a mentality. It is, therefore, best for such a student to dive into business without anything of such format in his mind, that money is a place, but with a question, “How to reach a consumer in Germany from Athens?” Such a question can have him solve Europe’s big problem unintentionally. But he can’t have such a question in mind since money is a place, so he leaves for Germany and produces what sells in Germany. He banks in Germany and employs in Germany. He is a twenty-first-century boomer.

If money was a place, why in New York, the world’s all-time richest city, homeless people are in several hundreds of thousands? When we question their homelessness the teaching from formal education is all about how wealth was acquired, not created. In the real world, solutions are about getting votes and distributing the wealth already made not encouraging the creation of wealth.

How do Choices, priorities and motives make a weak or better you?


A choice is a starting point to everything. The fact that my mother met my dad, got engaged and married is evidence of a string of choices leading to my absence, right? The result of a choice is an outcome.

We choose now and then and sometimes we’re forced to take what we don’t want. But either way, each choice or forced choice is a seed to what comes next.

I dropped out of college in my final semester. That being a choice killed the possibility of ending with some other outcomes. Disadvantaged and with less to end up in a formal job I started to believe that there are two ways people get paid (through certificates and qualifications and through the mind), and my choice allowed me to look at what was in my mind instead of gathering more certificates and qualifications.

It’s a choice to believe. To believe that you’re satisfied when you’re not, or that you’re not satisfied when you are. When choices are made the beginning of something starts. The beginning more other choices, more other outcomes, etc.


You’re a host already of a string of choices that makes (or not) even commitments you can’t walk out of easily (you can’t cease to be someone’s father). Because they’re many they conflict sometimes. Each choice asks for your attention and the intensity of your attention, to be given by you, your best sweat, best brains, money, your presence.

You can spend three minutes on your studies because you feel that your drinking should be seven hours. But, inasmuch as drinking is your bigger priority, you made your choice already to study. Priorities thus become choices within choices. And you are the minister of policymaking, right? You only define where to put much of your intensity.

Priorities make a man or break him. They crown a queen or enslaves one.

Motives (Why are you doing what you do?)

If you’re in love for fun, then it is your motive in that relationship is to get that fun without giving anything or committing yourself. Your loving is limited and it will not go past your attainment of fun. That motive can chip off bits of the relationship by having you prioritise less in it.

Because we usually turn a blind eye to what’s inside us, but look inside others and blame, see them as wrong and causing us to fail, some motives inside us are what we barely see.

A motive tells you when to end so that you can end far less than where you can end. Successful people are people who put a big motive in what they do. When others want 10, these rare breeds come in and do what they do to come up with a hundred.

Can poverty foreclose one’s capability to be financially successful?


Poverty simply as the lack of resources in abundance not the unavailability.

There is poverty, and there is extreme poverty. If one has made it to this site, he is not extremely poor. He has fewer to begin with not zero to begin with but he can make it because there is a starting point. That’s the type of poverty to be covered in this post. To redefine this type of poverty I can say I am here blogging and I have dropped out of college in my final but I am poor. I was lucky enough to attain my ticket to the college to become an eighth boy to reach college from my village, and my parents bankrolled all my education.

‘What I fear most amongst the folks of our own age is not poverty but failure.’ When I heard this I heard it in the voice of the actress, Natalie Emanuel. And I quickly added that I too fear its consequences, consequences of the kind of poverty I grew up in, a dual squeal that keeps on recurring― an ample scepticism and a life without a why. One way or the other each of these two conditions serves as an inciting cause of the other.

But before I can explain whether poverty or the lack of resources ruins the possibility of your financial success. I need to inform you that when resources are your hindrance you must…

  • Be patient, not confident. Only you make yourself a hopeful loser when you fail then keep doing it and that’s better than what a confident loser does when he fails.
  • Start with some little thing, if not different to what’s in your dreams. This is what I call passion A to passion B concept and it’s when Elon Musk started with PayPal, sell it for some billions then moved on to start SpaceX and Tesla. It was even more difficult for him to start with Tesla or SpaceX. And I am here blogging to get something to start my bigger project which can not even dare to move out of what I earned since I was born. Passion A to B concept works.
  • Stick to a format of discipline that is in SubjectMe (my personal diary), i.e. “doing the right things at the right time and doing the wrong things the wrong way”. What’s success, for instance, in the village I grew up in is one’s ability after marriage (marriage is also success) to pay several hundred dollars in school feeses, to eat a loaf of bread (i.e. the best breakfast) every morning and owning five cattle. I wrongly aimed at success (I discovered true discipline) that is company wealth and it is the right thing to do if real poverty, including poverty in my village and my country is to be escaped.
  • Live like an achiever before you are one. Live like a homeless and hopeful Luis Vuitton whose efforts brought a big luxury brand carrying his name.
  • Be creative and have a vision first. A vision is where your creativity fills. Vision is a container. Creativity is like water and it means nothing when there is nothing to contain it. Ambition works, too, it can be a funnel to drive your creativity into your vision.

Can poverty ruin one’s path to success? The branching concept.

As someone who grew up in a poor African village, and had to change and face the world with becoming a major industrialist, the branching concept is my own ‘seeing minds’ way of answering the question above. Once we are past the stem stage, the branch each one of us takes makes a difference decides whether s/he’s going to be successful or not. And here I go…

The seed to much of the things happening though the living is interest. Interest by default is usually ‘food first’. It’s centred among the very basics by default before each human gets into better possessions or before s/he attains better means to acquire or create what’s more than food. This also applies to any young one immediately after birth (and it’s only assistance from others beings that changes the game) but to a group of people who are not yet past this stage or are back to this stage. It’s either you’re ‘helpless and therefore without helpers’ or you are extremely poor to fit in this group.

Related: Success is the depth of success in your definition

If we’re lucky we get into the stem. This is when, you as an individual or collectively as a family or society, your focus as income rises becomes more on enhancing yourself. Educating yourself is one of the things you can do and it becomes the new basics as food once was. But at this moment you don’t have much to enhance yourself with, and the means to enhance yourself when you do are compromised means. That’s when things do go well for others. Helpers come in to have you attain better enhancement (a scholarship provider in this case).

When enhancement is a done process you reach a stage where you’re no longer worried about feeding yourself or educating yourself. The enhancement is said to be done because you can’t keep enhancing yourself not because it is adequate. The homeless Luis Vuitton didn’t get the best education but his enhancement came in many ways including his punishing life that gave him purpose and a lust to prove that he wasn’t lost. When the best or the most compromised enhancement is done a “breaking-free” stage is reached by all of the enhanced who makes it into independent adulthood.

Three breaking-free branches

1. A glittery lifestyle lures you. 

Glittery lifestyle: You wanna look good?

Me: (nodding my head as if I want it to throw it away to where my response is going) Yes!

When we say yes, we can only have to require a lot to support that glittering status and it can either ruin you or erase the possibility of your full impact on society, and your society may still be poor or underresourced. The enhancement process, the education system involved can be there to create a lot of us who picks 1 as a choice. Which is not bad.

You can pick glittery before creating anything else. That’s the beauty of it, because pleasure is enjoyable when even living under a dollar a day. Since I no longer refer to the things that happened before I was born in my family as ‘they’, I would say ‘we used to buy a good collection of suits and the best beer after getting our kids to boarding schools. Our kids would do the same, only to face retirement with zero to enjoy.’

A cycle sort of repeats itself. Fairly good enhancement, in fact far much better than Luis Vuitton’s and not anything close to breaking through.

Choices are the beginning of everything. After choices build a better motive.

2. The middle branch

The glittery branch fails to lure these guys, and nothing big changes. The focus is on sustenance not going up. This branch has the potential to carry some of the happiest individuals on the planet. And it is always the take-off or the nose dive point.

The cycle stated above can again be a thing of the middle.

3. Success and up above

A glittery life fails to lure you. You then pick up from a poor start, the middle and aim higher but it’s not easy. Our Luis Vuitton was enhanced through exposure and he couldn’t have done much in the bag industry without having been in a situation that forced him off the farm and took him to the town where he would become homeless but witness a bigger world where products are produced to sell and sell more than they should. That exposure can be not a place but your imagination.

Unfortunately, it’s formerly taught that a poor start like Luis had or $820 that got Dan Peña one of the most successful Hispanics is not a start for a big business. And generally what needs to start moving first is not the business itself it is the idea. Millions plus the business and no idea, nothing moves.

According to Dan Peña, you need to perform like you wanna achieve (and we have written about and live your success before you get it. But…

It’s bloody hard to be a high performance person.

Dan Peña

What the college taught and failed to answer me before I dropped out.

Reasons for dropping out of college

Why did I drop out of college?_Chapter_4_Some of the things I was taught that kill the possiblity of my growth and success, and the growth of my nation are…

  • A job and its salary is all I need. This teaching came with three fallacies joined to have us believe that money is a place. In a chapter dedicated to this you’ll find that I concluded that a salary is between poverty and wealth, and it can toss its beholder anywhere it wishes when s/he doesn’t act on it to prove the invincibility of his/her choice, i.e a better life. The chapter will be no offence. It’s so much about explaining the failure of sub-Sahara to take off as it is about explaining my decision to quit.
  • I should specialise in my learning and in my doing the job, or diversify my income sources. What is this? A paradox? You’ll find out.

Related: Can poverty foreclose one’s capability to be successful?

  • I am not poor when I am poor. That we are all equal when not. Yet to be able to find what I don’t have, I must begin by admitting that I don’t have it. Knowing the reality as it is is greatness because it becomes possible to influence the world so that it becomes a better place to me as it is to someone out there. Unfortunately… Our garment is perforated and we are taught it’s not. And there are Two types of poverty I have managed to identify and put into use. I argue that we are taught to ignore one so that we could only have one to address to be able to conclude that we are not poor or unequal to them, and stay unintentionally under.
  • To hate capitalism not much but a bit so that I won’t be an enemy to it but one who avoids but one who avoids going up in the system as going up becomes unethical to him. I stay under and poor or unequal to another so that my own world is influenced in my absence. In the chapter on this one an example of the Jews is given. They learned to admit that they are poor earlier and moved on to address their own poverty, and were finally being able to create more wealth. When they needed a nation, they got it. Kurds couldn’t. Because wealth is influence, it can shape freedom and what’s desired by the current generation in the future. The education system doesn’t think so.
  • To compete not to cooperate with fellow learners who would eventually become the people I fill the society with. Cooperation is the power to do bigger things when without the power to. Without cooperation there is unjustified competition and rivalry which is not a good thing to us who are on the starting line. Because back in my village we can failed to share ideas, hire transport together to deliver our goods to a better market or buy machinery collectively or in small groups. We compete and everything is from hand to mouth decade after decade.
  • A starting point in business is nothing but a big loan or endowed owners who moves in grabbing shares. This is what our business school taught us, that wealth is accumulated or acquired not created. Wealth, however, must be created to end our poverty here in the less established world or inequality in the whole world.
Chapter 1: How do I get paid? Paid through the qualification and paid through the certificates
Chapter 2: How do I get paid? Paid through the mind
Chapter 3: Learning is being taught or teaching yourself or being answered
Chapter 4: (Current)
Chapter 5: Unfair Salary Crusaders! How do education systems trick learners to the buttom of the capitalist pyramid?
Chapter 6: 3 Fallacies taught on welath creation that discourage a company culture

Resources and clues. This is how to be resourceful.

clues and resources motivational

Clues are:

  • Prerequisites to creativity and vision
  • attained by being not wasteful about the resources you have, and not waiting for more resources but just going with the few you have
  • attained through discovering what you’re fully capable after tuning in to your best efficiency or what resources you have and people around you are cpable to produce inside you
  • attained by the most senseless waste of time, money and resources on what others can immagine themselves doing through the same resources and time
  • products of not eating your Newton apple but questioning why is has fallen downwards instead of upwards
  • products of dissatisfaction out of what you’re getting through the resources you have, the time you have and what you are currently foing. That dissatifaction is the lust to have more made out of where they can’t be made. That dissatifaction is a desire to have the least erased and more taking up the place of least
  • what makes the future break out of the stuck present, have what it will need to be a better future. Clues move the present to a better place, so that one day when you future will not have to ask, what were you doing back then to be deserving this?
While creativity is creativity and vision is the best container to put your creativity. Clues are what must power your creativity since greatness is a hidden treasure that a few discover.~SubjectMe 2021, July.

Greatness is a hidden treasure, it takes clues to unlock it

A long-time ago, someone watched an apple falling. He didn’t eat it and it didn’t fall on his head. It only found a man in a contemplative mood. He couldn’t waste chances but have that incident as something that stays with him more than his best childhood memory. History was waiting. A breakthrough in the world of science was all the world was waiting for to get the world to believe in a bit of more science.

A clue is in everything around you. You can only work on the means to get it out. That clue will lead you to your next stage just as it took Philips’ lead in the lighting industry to take the disc into the laser disk. At a personal level, clues are manufactured by your giving the most personal positive use to any resource in your hands. When a smartphone a TV is for entertainment be the only one educated through them. See yourself stuck in a phase your world had been and your ancestors have been.

Find means to break out of that stage of watching apples fall and doing something about it. You can’t stop an apple from falling as you can’t stop your hours dripping into a smartphone. Since you cannot win in a battle of refraining from it, you don’t have to avoid the smartphone.

You simply give it some positive usage in any sense to power your creativity.

Clues and positive utilisation of resources, my personal experience

I was introduced to the internet at seventeen (in 2013), just after I had made my first interference with the digital world. Three months, to be precise, after I had made my first phone call.

Two years after the introduction, I became a mobile game developer, obviously the first among the learners who went past the school that introduced me to it. But because I had none to finance my dreams with, the following four years downgraded my hopes and I shifted into only wishing. I then hoped to become a blogger. I had no resources. Owning my second PC between 2016 and 2018 didn’t get me to meaningfully blog as a few to several hundreds of dollars were what I required.

“My parents are the problem!! They earn enough to pay up to $2000 (a lot of money in my home country, equivalent to $51,000 somewhere) yearly in having me educated.” That’s what I got stuck into from 2017 and up to 2019 as a means to explain my failures. I distanced myself from my failures and enjoyed having someone in my place standing inside my failures. Instead of having two hundred taken off the two thousand and compromise my accommodation, I stayed flat. The solution, I thought, was not in my hands.

When you distance yourself from your failures, you become a double loser. Mandela’s art of going through obstacles was in his famous quote. “I’ll never lose. I either win or learn.”

I’l never lose. I either win or learn.

Nelson Mandela

When I dropped out of college in my final semester, I deleted my Facebook and my WhatsApp accounts (WhatApp is forever deactivated) and blocked any potential callers from the college just to mute my college past. I momentarily became someone with a phone, an outdated Lumia device running a glitchy and discontinued Windows 10 Mobile (charging only up to 80%) with no purpose in my hands.

As a PC productivity addict, the only person to ever use a laptop in setting up an alarm to wake him up from his energy boost sleep which happened between 17:30-18:45hrs as a prelude to a big night study, the phone had to cover up. Although apps like UC Browser were being pulled by developers from the app store as I witnessed, the Windows Store was still open functioning just as it were from the start but a disgrace to Microsoft’s name. I downloaded expense trackers, installed any productivity stuff remaining and bought word for mobile.

A satellite TV service by South Africa’s eMedia is free. It functions through ads, and channels are limited. The TV at the home I stayed at was even far outdated than my Lumia device. And instead of watching movies, I could go straight into currents affairs (BBC and a few news channels available), type all that I could very short but enough to give me a hint in the future. The result was a library of current affairs bigger than a thick volume book when the year ended. It was not my privilege to have the best TV service, but in the same country, someone had not known the very shape of a TV.

The true thing is a mind opens up like a fissure on a rock being weathered. It takes ice to develop it further, but first water collected finding its space in. It takes a tree developing on that rock, but rain and sound nutrients powering the tree in its growth. The water before ice is a clue. The rain before the tree expands its roots and cracking more the rock is another clue. Collect your rain. Allow your water in.

It doesn’t require resources: My world of clues is bigger

I now believe that we are all surrounded by clues essential to open gates to our next stages. The image above is from mechanically sliced slabs of meat. I simply stopped eating only to have it in my right hand. I took a knife and perked off excess meat. “It qualifies as a company logo.”

It may not qualify. But crowding clues out of everything helps to boost your confidence. You kind of see yourself moving to where you wanna be even when evidence is proving that you are not. Having the logos first before achieving anything helped in boosting my faith. On the other hand, logos require hiring someone online to do it or having Premium software running on a big price PC. When I am not with anything in my hands that allows me to hire someone. Clues are there to be with me.

How helpful are clues and being clue-centric in your path to success.

  • With them you are like a player of some pool field games and your winning becomes nothing to do with your starting. You can always find a way out if you finally find your target ball hidden in a sea of obstacles.
  • They boost your faith. Because they create your way out where impossible. Few resources becomes (Tony Robins’) resourcefulness.
  • They create new paths. Hence you’re more creative through them. Where there is a likely harm you create your healing point. A smartphone is a big harm. If you use it for finding your next clue it is not.
  • You to become a productivity addict. So that when you waste you time, you can waste it better and smarter than others. Yeah, its wasting time to be taking all the the news through a smartphone screen as it is wasting time watching a movie all day. But some forms of wasting time are better than others.
  • You don’t wait for another day to be at it. They can help to kill some forms of procrastination affecting you.
  • Clue-centrics force the positive utilisation of resources and fail to stick to the general/agreed/accepted utilisation of resources.

My reasons for dropping college: This is how to define learning

Reasons for dropping out of college

Chapter_5_Learning is being taught or teaching yourself or being answered.

(1) Being taught or teaching yourself. (2) Being answered when you ask, being given a question to answer, or being answered before you know that something is even a question.

Chapter 1: How do I get paid? Paid through the qualification and paid through certificates
Chapter 2: How do I get paid? Paid through the mind
Chapter 3: (Current Chapter)

There is so much the two types of learning in the definition can do to a human. By being taught, you’re only affluent in knowledge without the engine behind your mind affluent. Your mindset and mentality can still let you down after five libraries put in the mind which it exist to move.

Learning through “answers and questions” is a gun powder put into the gun so that your brains, after bullets are loaded in, won’t be silent when you pull the trigger. Among people who learned through “answers and questions” some achieved greatness without having to be educated much. And they made history. It is after such learning when your mind gets you into what you must do and not to what others are doing, and yourself becomes the answer to the situation you have, then you as a nation, and move on to address it.

When you face the situation you don’t isolate it when you’re a ‘student through questions”. You add it to one big situation and then explain it. While I was travelling on foot to the campus a 13.4 km journey forth and back in my last two semesters, I didn’t take this situation as emanating from my parent’s salaries depreciating in value and also overloaded with lots to buy but to see it as part of poverty which became a bigger situation I had to address by avoiding the salary itself and bake an idea to sell and, later, think ultimately becoming an industrialist. I told myself that I am poor, that we have had all of the village’s finest parties before as a family between 2003 and early 2006 while the nation’s economy was in a decline to intensify our poverty instead of building structures that could free us from the salary but get us to employ more than ten people and help ourselves up as well as our country up.

Dear Reader (sorry for the diversion): I wasn’t yet a teenager between 2003 and 2003, my date of birth is not yet far into the past. But in June/July of 2021, I ceased to say “they used to spend a lot and failed us,” but to take it as “we were not good at keeping our family time violence-free” when discussing my past with myself or sharing it to anyone else. That way I hoped to have all the past that includes me as its outcome forgiven by me but not forgotten and it’s all for future reference. As well, I am not writing to offend. The usage of ‘you’, is not a finger pointing at the reader.

When learning through it, the situation must become one discourse as MBA is. The university, just like primary and secondary then high schools behind it, only teaches, that was my conclusion. It doesn’t answer questions. It failed to answer a simple question, “How do we get paid, afterwards?” The university’s own material is immersed into accepting submission, and it works to keep it under the whole capitalist system and to keep poor nations poor. We are taught to write the papers free, not to know how publishing companies work in case we may wish to grow and end up with one such company.

Teachings look at who to give blame and turning any topic personal. Questions and answers are all about addressing the situation, the bigger situation containing any situation at the moment, hence building one’s vision and not only creativity (because creativity without a vision is water being carried in one’s hands, not through a container). The Asian tigers didn’t waste time because they quickly answered themselves in their approach and realised that they needed to export goods with value to end their poverty while others were building teachings conceiving industrialisation and exporting unethical. Starting weak, they industrialised and managed to be far ahead of Ghana, a nation that gained its independence three years after the Korean war in 1957. Their approach allowed them to see difficulty as anyone else should. Difficult is not impossible.

In Ghana, President Kwame dived deep into Neo-colonialism. Only he explained our poverty not addressing it. He is a great name and I praise him but his approach failed because it is what fails the most. When you start to blame or by blaming you have to think a lot to come up with the right material to blame with. (SubjectMe [Personal Diary] says: You have one mind and when it is loud somewhere it is silent somewhere.) You silence your mind so that it can forget to address the situation. Difficult becomes impossible as it was “impossible” for any African nation to industrialise. I did not only go after it but I killed the possibility of my staying into a model, the most respected between the two, that has been grooming me towards a better salary for almost two decades.

What is patience? This is how to kill confidence and take charge of your success story.

What is patience

Confidence seeks dominance. Persistence may be your will. Patience is bought.

To be persistent is to keep coming back. Patience gets you to be attending no matter what and it seems to be the opposite of confidence to me. Patience is when the time lost in trying to achieve something is not even regretted. Because it’s you at it in your very meek sense. You let the situation treat you badly for what you wanna achieve. While patience seeks a winning end and doesn’t care when and how badly the end can come, confidence seeks dominance. Confidence is about shortening the game.

A Merriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus definition “the power or capacity to endure without complaint something difficult or disagreeable” nailed it. Patience is the biggest power you may need to achieve something. Through patience, you can only have the privilege to like the unlikeable, which is ultimately a thing to set you apart. Through patience, you’re in the capacity to endure.

Related: Discipline is doing the right things at the right time, good things the wrong way

In a Christian setting, endurance is taken as a dose to persecution. Persecutuion is an enemy to any existing religion yet enduring it strengthens the persecuted. The reward ahead, therefore the purpose behind being in something else is the only thing that buys patience.

The fisherman’s desire to catch characterises his patience.

The fisherman’s desire to catch characterises his patience, and his patience in wating charectrises his desire to catch.

~SubjectMe (Personal Diary) 2020, Oct

He doesn’t desire to cath without being patient. When he doesire he is filled with that feeling of wanting to (catch). In fact, his point of satisfaction is written in his mind before his first toss of the bait into the waters. He must work towards it to achieve it. He doesn’t have it. He must find the right means to have it. Patience becomes one of the means a fisherman utilises to catch.

When there is less fish in the river. The river requires more patience from the fisherman.

A river flowing just close to my rural home is abused by the fisherman who use blasting cables then mosquito net to catch fish. Apparently these two models of fish robs from the river the summer broodstock that is supposed to make the next generation of fish species in the river, and cables kills all int the reach of its radius of death by causing the lung to burst. More to these unethical fishing practises are the population increase in the area that was also increased by immigrants and refugees.

The narration short. The orthodoxy fisherman has been plumating because the river is no longer rewarding and no one wishes to save it.

“It now takes sixty times more wait that it used to take in the old days to finally be able to catch something”, one fisherman told me as I inquired about the river in the pre-mid-1990s.

When your dream is big and its outcome a thing for the very few, you must be patient. Patience required obviously is more that before.

Patience at work and confidence at work: Hopeful losers and confident losers.

A hopeful loser is powered by patience. When she loses she can argue “my chance is not now”. For delayed is not taken away.There is nothing made yet, there is no dream yet true but her main purpose is a reward ahead.

When you are a hopeful loser you don’t doubt your tomorrow, your next move and your finishing line. Eachb time you lose you find more means out of such a lose to eventually get you to a win.

Patience at work. Confidence at work. Hopeful losers and confident losers.

A confident loser can do this: Give up, go on to do this and give up again while entirely confident. Sometimes confidence can’t build when it fails to make a win in the first attmpt. Confidence is blind.

It is the last thing to get one to be emotionally attached to what he’s doing.