motivation

Your Business: A Work in Progress

workInProgressConsider your business as a work in progress. You will always have something to work and improve on, changes to make, cutbacks and investments to decide on.

Give yourself permission to not know all the answers but be willing to find them.

Read and learn even when you feel you are at the top of your game. Stay ahead of the competition and look at where your industry is going. How can you prepare for it? What new products or services will be needed? How do you prepare staff to shift with the times?

Find a mentor and be willing to take their advice. Learn from their mistakes rather than stubbornly choosing your own way.

If you can stay open to changes, you will keep your business positioned to lead and prosper.

 

Today’s Power Move – Think Rich

PowerMove---I-am-RichIt’s not spiritual to think about being rich, at least that was what the church sermons and messages I heard growing up seemed to say. The love of money is the root of all evil and it was translated and passed down into “Money will get you to hell quickly. Serve Jesus, suffer without and reap bountifully in heaven.”

What a lie. You can want money without loving money. The bible says as in heaven, so on earth. If heaven is awash with paved roads of gold why are we struggling to find what we need to live daily?

Jesus said not one bird falls that I don’t notice. Not one head of hair on your head goes unaccounted for. Don’t worry about what you need to eat, where you need to sleep or what you will put on because your Heavenly Father knows you need them. (Paraphrase of Matthew 6).

I want you to be rich. I want to be rich. If you are and I am then we can do some amazing things together and help other people who are not yet at the place to see they can get what they need to succeed in life as well.

In the late 90s I worked for a woman who taught me that I should plan my budget around the life I wanted to have, not based on what money I had available to me right that minute. It goes against rationality. It goes against sound mathematics and business practices. However, it is what you need to do if you want to get ahead.

I wrote about it in The Making of a Caribbeanpreneur but honestly I struggled with it for a long time. I wasn’t giving myself permission to want richness for myself as I wanted it for others. I won’t debate now the difference between being rich and wealthy. Right this moment we need the richness of money to do what needs to be done.

Start to plan for it. Expect it. Make room for it in how you think and how you function. It will cause you to look for new ways that you would have ruled out because of an old ideology.

As I opened myself to receive more. The richness sort me out. I did not need to pursue it. I only needed to be open to receiving it.

Practice Today’s Power Move and then taken the inspired action. Create a budget based on the life you want to have.

Warren Cassell Jr. A Published Author Too Young To Drive

Fourteen Year Old Publishes a Personal Growth Book in a Fiction Format

WCassellbkcvrThere is no doubt that Warren Cassell Jr. considers nature to be his best friend. Unlike most self-help books that share concepts in a monotonous manner, Cassell’s new book, “The Farm of Wisdom: 25 Unforgettable Tales that Will Ignite a Wiser You!” (ISBN 978-1619332959) shares life’s critical lessons in a collection of twenty-five memorable stories.

As Cassell sees it, the detailed movement of nature is no mistake. While landscapes, animals and plants beautify the world around us, nature offers much more than it’s breathtaking views. Cassell says,”Despite formal schooling, life’s critical lessons can be learned on the farm.”

With the help of curious, clumsy and talkative farm animals, The Farm of Wisdom shares thought-provoking conclusions at the end of every tale. Through the twenty-five stories in the 96 page book, Warren encourages readers to be more conscious of what nature is trying to tell us.

Not only does the Montserrat Secondary School student leave the world with provocative food for thought but also pledges to plant a tree in a third world country for every copy of the book sold. “The planting of trees will help communities achieve their long-term environmental and economic sustainability” says the budding entrepreneur.

Throughout this month, Cassell will be conducting an online campaign called “What Nature Can Teach Us”. He hopes to spread his message during the virtual tour. The “stops” of the tour include the following, two book giveaways on TheBridgeMaker.com on Septmber 13th, an interview on Random Writing Rants on September 20th and Wisdom Tales on Medium.com. The full schedule of the tour can be seen at http://wcjr.tk/tourcalendar

About Warren Cassell Jr.

Warren Cassell Jr. is a teenage entrepreneur with a business and investment portfolio ranging from media and finance to Internet and technology. He is a full time secondary school student residing in Montserrat and currently holds a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.

Having worked with numerous clients and companies around the world, Warren can be called the living proof of the fact that anyone with a vision, determination and dedication can achieve great success.

About the Book

“The Farm of Wisdom: 25 Unforgettable Tales that Will Ignite a Wiser You”

By Warren Cassell Jr.

Published by FastPencil

96 pages, trade paperback

Price: US$9.99

ISBN-10: 1619332957, ISBN-13: 978-1619332959