The success or failure is the difference is PMA and NMA. PMA is a positive mental attitude will produce and maintain success. We ask questions to enlighten and motivate. How do I generate new ideas? Do I know enough about my business? What do I think about? We strive to work on the areas that are our shortfalling and build muscle. I may not be the best public speaker, however, I can learn and practice. I check out Toastmasters and speak more each day. I can translate my visions into realities. I would like to create a workbook that can help women over 50 see it is possible to create a wealthy life. My why is now bigger than my initial reason for writing a book to share my story and leave a message for my family.
NMA is a negative attitude will induce and guarantee failure. I am too afraid to write. No one will find my story interesting. Why write a book for women over 50 and talk about finances? It is too late for them. The thoughts and beliefs can doom us even before we begin.
Choosing PMA is enduring and uplifting and provides a framework that we can do this. No one determines what the job will last forever. The economy might change and is changing as I write. Each of us has the ability to control our attitude. We can choose to change it anytime we want. To have a winning or wealthy mindset, we can change to thoughts. Walk, talk and act in a positive manner. Exhale the negative and inhale the positive.
Here is a recipe from a Victory of Life
I will plant 5 rows of P’s: Presence, promptness, preparation, perseverance, and purity.
I will plant three rows of Squash: squash gossip, squash indifference, and squash unjust criticism.
I will plant 5 rows of Lettuce: let us be faithful, let us be unselfish and loyal, let us obey the rules, let us be true to our obligations and let us love one another.
Must have turnips. Turn up for meetings, Turn up with a smile, Turn up with new ideas and Turn up with determination to make something good and worthwhile.
Happy investing and gardening in your life
Chari Farmer Ogogo
No matter where you are you can grow something to eat. Shift your thinking and you’d be surprised at the places your food can be grown! Windowsill, fire escape, and rooftop gardens have the same potential to provide impressive harvests as backyard gardens, greenhouses, and community spaces. ~Greg Peterson, Grow Wherever You Go! Discovering the Place Where Your Garden Lives, 2009, www.urbanfarm.org
The world has so many problems and news of the day is downright negative. It is difficult to find the heartwarming story or glimmer of hope. We must guard our sanity to be able to work, not overindulge and be an inspiration to our family and community.
To keep our minds and hearts in balance, we must find a hobby that provides a respite from the chatter of the world.
Here is a list of why hobbies can find your inner sanctuary.
A hobby can give you a sense of self-efficacy.
A hobby can be a creative outlet.
Having hobbies will keep your brain engaged.
A hobby gives you something to look forward to.
A hobby can give you something to be passionate about.
Here are a few hobbies that can offer that creative outlet for your soul.
cooking from your kitchen
playing an instrument
having a pet such as fish.
These are just a few ideas to explore and in no time you may find your hobby that fuels your soul and gives your life meaning. Your hobby can allow you to make a difference in your family and community.
Happy investing in yourself.
Chari Farmer Ogogo
Be Savvy Live Wealthy
Courage under fire is being able to believe and have integrity when no one is
looking. I recently had a misunderstanding with a neighbor and it looked like it
was going to be a legal issue.
What I learned is the importance of not blaming another but looking for the common ground.
When we look for the good and ask for the best outcome, there is a way to dissolve
contention and move to a higher ground.
What I received from this experience was who was available to help and give support.
I was able to speak clearly what my desire was and not force a legal confrontation. I gained
strength and patience and the ability to see a positive outcome.
Faith was my guiding post and it served me in such a way that I gained wisdom
and the ability to stand for what I believed without making the other person
wrong. We can choose to be right or we can choose to find a common ground.
When we are in business, we are often tested and the unexpected will
occur. When we choose to be guided by principles that can stand the test of time
and rest assured all will work out. There are no quick fixes, however, when we
have integrity others will see our light.
Another lesson that I learned was the importance of using silence. When we become too emotional,
we can lose sight of the diamonds. Silence will allow us to get clarity and sift through the
fog and murkiness.
When someone steps on our toes, we do not need to
fight or try to get even. It is better to assess is this a battle or a
misunderstanding. Not everything requires a reaction that will cause pain.
Choose a strategy that will bring peace and more understanding.
The final lesson that I learned was the importance of learning to live and let live. As
an avid gardener and touching living things, plants have a way of teaching us how to
live in harmony with nature.
May your life be free from friction and
filled with love and happiness. Find the good in life each and every day.
Happy investing in yourself
Chari Farmer Ogogo