Monthly Archives: October 2015

Business Lessons From Floyd Mayweather

For the next few months I will let inside what made all the successful names in various industries and let  you know on what it takes to from the hustle to balling
This week we start of with Floyd Mayweather
Success Lessons From Floyd Mayweather.

Love or loathe the flamboyant Floyd “Money” Mayweather, there is a lot we can all learn from his meteoric success in and out of the ring.
There’s no ignoring what he’s managed to achieve not only in rising to the top of arguably one of the world’s toughest sports (mentally and physically), but as a businessman with his ever-thriving empire.
But many see Floyd Mayweather’s massive success today, or any other highly successful person for that matter, and may not realize what really goes on behind the scenes to make it happen.
It’s not just pure talent, which he undoubtedly has in spades, and luck has nothing to do with it.

 
Despite what your opinion of him is, there’s much we can learn from the boxing star about  achieving success in business  and life, and the following 5 success lessons are the underlying principles behind his accomplishments.
Keep these things in mind as you pursue our own path to success and prosperity.

1. Ditch The One-Night Stands
Mayweather’s doesn’t put on a show, he puts on a spectacle; he doesn’t do big, he does over-the-top. But it’s not just for one night, he’s done it for over eighteen years.
If you want to be known as spectacular, you need to keep showing up, keep producing, and keep raising the bar. Reputations aren’t built overnight, they’re built over years. Remember, it’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Nobody brags about being a one-hit wonder.
 
2) Unwavering Self Belief
The unshakeable belief that Floyd Mayweather has in himself and his potential is the foundation of all his achievements. All of his dedication, hard work and sacrifice stem from this strong, never-ending belief.
If you look closely at any great success story you’ll see the same thing – it all started as a vision in their minds, a vision that they FULLY believed in with every fibre in their being.
If you believe something strongly enough, and for long enough, your actions will start to catch up with your dominating thoughts and your vision will very likely become your reality. If you’ve heard the saying “brainwash yourself to success” before, this exactly what it means.
Whether Mayweather is the greatest boxer of all time or not is something that could be argued all day long (and is in forums and on social media), it doesn’t matter to him because he truly believes he is a great and amazing things have sprouted from this belief.
Greatness truly does start in the mind – it’s not something that just magically falls in your lap. It must be carefully planned for in advance and reinforced in your mind over and over again.
“Do you think I gave up my whole life just to say there’s someone better than me out there? Absolutely not.” – Floyd Mayweather
 
3) Dedication to Mastery
To become a true great in any chosen field and rise over your competition, you must maintain an intense focus over the long haul to master your craft – whatever it may be.
Floyd Mayweather fans and haters alike can all agree on one thing – there’s no denying his incessant, intense work ethic to becoming a stronger, smarter and better boxer.
Mayweather may sometimes portray a party bachelor lifestyle, but behind the scenes he is a true machine and sets a very high standard of hard work for others to follow.
His discipline is constant, he trains like a man possessed, eats a very strict diet, doesn’t drink alcohol, and doesn’t gain some weight in-between fights like many boxers do.
Mayweather is also forever a student of boxing, constantly tweaking, improving, analyzing his techniques and strategies, and bettering himself in and out of the ring. His fluidity and ability to continually adapt is a huge reason why he has stayed at the very top of his game for so long.
 
4) Always Stay Hungry
What separates the good from the great, the successful from the highly successful, the Mayweathers from the long-list of “good” boxers?
It all comes down to superior desire and drive. When some athletes, musicians, actors, business-people and other successful people reach a certain level of success they can become complacent and lose some of their drive.
But the true greats retain their relentless attitude to keep pushing their limits to see what’s possible and go down in history forever.
Floyd Mayweather has more money that he knows what to do with, has accomplished more in his sport than most in history, yet his hunger is still as intense today as someone who is just starting out from the bottom.
 
5) Have an A Team
On camera you always hear Floyd talking about his deep appreciation for his loyal, hard-working and talented team.
He has said many times there’s no way he would have achieved what he has without the people around him, his trainers, his support group, and his business associates who’ve helped him to build his thriving business empire.
Look closely at ANY big success story in any area of life and you will see the same thing – there’s always a close knit team of good people focused on the same vision, all with varying skills and knowledge to bring to the table.
If you want to  achieve great success  in whatever you do, you NEED a trusted team and quality support group of advisers, managers and experts that compliment your own strengths.
You can’t do it all alone, and bringing in great people to help you will propel you much faster towards your overall vision.
 
6) A Never Give Up Attitude
Last but definitely not least, a look behind the curtains of any “nothing to something” success story wouldn’t be complete without mentioning sheer tenacity and will. It is a true foundation of any worthy achievement.
Tenacity is something Floyd Mayweather has in spades.
You may look at his current undefeated record and think he’s had a nice smooth ride to the top, but it’s been far from that. He has had to overcome much adversity along the way, and many obstacles in life before his boxing career ever started.
No matter what he went through, he never gave up on his dream to become the best at what he does and to also achieve great business success.
If you want to become successful, the most important thing you could ever do is firmly resolve that you’ll never give up no matter what happens and embracing any adversity. Adopting this champion mindset will get you what you want in due time. Love him or hate him, there’s no ignoring his success. Both inside and outside the ring.
With his second win over Maidana, he takes his undefeated record to 47-0, and will be remembered as one of history’s pound-for-pound greatest boxers.
And,  He’s the highest paid athlete in the world , topping Forbes’ list for the second time. When you see Warren Buffet at his training sessions, you know the man is bigger than just boxing.
 
Talent is Nothing Without Work
When his daughter was asked what’s the biggest lesson she’s learned being around her father? She responded, “that hard work pays off.”
No doubt Floyd Mayweather has talent, but if he hadn’t worked on that talent from the age of five, there’s no way he’d be the athlete he is. 
Many talented boxers walk into his gym, the only ones that get his attention are the ones that survive “dog-house rules,” a gruelling sparring session without any breaks.
Talent without hard work is like an amazing singer—who never sings. Hard work makes the potential, actual. Be Bigger Than Your Circumstances
Floyd’s father was thrown in prison for dealing cocaine. His mother suffered with drug addiction. At one stage, seven of his family members were sleeping in a one bedroom apartment without any heating or hot water.
According to statistics, Mayweather should’ve ended up in prison. But he chose to be bigger than statistics and bigger than his circumstances. 
As the saying goes, “You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” There were a million influences leading him to water, but ultimately he chose not to drink. He chose to hold onto his dream and not be derailed from turning it into reality.
We may not always have power over what happens to us, but we always have power over how we choose to respond.
 
5. Cutting Your Own Grass
The reason Floyd Mayweather tops Forbes’ list of highest-paid athletes is because he pockets two pay-checks: one as fighter and another as promoter. 
Most boxers sign themselves under a promoter. Mayweather is signed to himself: Mayweather Promotions. It’s no doubt more work—taking on the advertising, publicity, and logistics, but the payoffs set him apart. 
Success lies in doing more than necessary. When it comes down to it, nobody will look after your own house like you do; nobody will care as much about your business as yourself. While there’s nothing wrong with outsourcing work, Mayweather shows us the other end—that it can be very profitable to take on the extra work ourselves.
Most importantly. Work Hard, Play Hard
While his opponents are sleeping, Mayweather often heads out at midnight for an intense 12-mile run followed with cycling. He also woke up at 1am to go shoe shopping, and bought 12 pairs.
If anything matches Mayweather’s extreme training, it’s his extreme partying. With private jets, fleets of luxury cars, including a couple of Bugatti Veyrons, and more watches than minutes in a day, extravagance is an understatement.
Those closest to him say that, for an elite athlete, he sure knows how to have fun. It’s not only possible, but necessary—all work no play will make anyone insane. Labouring, without enjoying the fruits of your labour, will lead to burnout.
Floyd Mayweather shows us that sustained success is a balance of discipline and celebration. 
Living the dream will be blood, sweat, and tears, but it should also be champagne, hot-tubs, and hotels. 

Chambers
Serial Entrepreneur

The Power of Numbers.

Across millenniums and decades. Nations,  companies, Leaders and business have been differentiated by the people they have around them. That is the power of numbers. More people equals more power.
Marcus Lemonis put it clearly and emphasizes the importance of people for business success. But making sure you have the right people working for you is common knowledge. He takes it a step further by showing business owners why it’s not only just critical to have the right people but also having them in the right roles as well. In one instance the company’s founder had a trusted family member in a key sales position. But this person wasn’t really a good fit for the sales position—the company had the right person in the wrong job.
It is also important to create an “enabling” environment for your employees(people) to ensure they can perform at their best for your company. A dysfunctional company is whereby the owner has a caring, thoughtful and dedicated team who are constantly insulted, berated and belittled by the boss. And guess what will happen;  “they’ll leave-flee” Having the right people in place isn’t going to lead to success if they’re in an environment where they’re made to feel like failures. “The beatings will continue until morale improves.”
So easily stated work with the right people, in the rigjt positions and as richard Branson states it, let them have room for flexing their creativity  “muscle. ”
If only Napoleon’s enemies knew this they would have won battles and not become a statistic like the other “concurred nations’/acquired territory. ”

Chambers
Serial Entreprenure

The Trick That’s Sets Winners and Whinners Apart.

Thomas Edison made over 2,000 attempts before successfully creating the light bulb. Each time he kept what worked, discarded what didn’t and tried something different.
Jordan Belfort was sucked from his Wall Street Job but he kept on to it and became “The Wolf of Wall Street”
1. Arianna Huffington got rejected by 36 publishers.
It’s hard to believe that one of the most recognizable names in online publications was once rejected by three dozen major publishers. Huffington’s second book, which she tried to publish long before she created the now ubiquitously recognizable Huffington Post empire, was rejected 36 times before it was eventually accepted for publication.
Even Huffington Post itself wasn’t a success right away. In fact, when it launched, there were dozens of highly negative reviews about its quality and its potential. Obviously, Huffington overcame those initial bouts of failure and has cemented her name as one of the most successful outlets on the web.
2. Bill Gates watched his first company crumble.
Bill Gates is now one of the world’s wealthiest individuals, but he didn’t earn his fortune in a straight line to success. Gates entered the entrepreneurial scene with a company called Traf-O-Data, which aimed to process and analyze the data from traffic tapes (think of it like an early version of big data).
He tried to sell the idea alongside his business partner, Paul Allen, but the product barely even worked. It was a complete disaster. However, the failure did not hold Gates back from exploring new opportunities, and a few years later, he created his first Microsoft product, and forged a new path to success.
3. George Steinbrenner bankrupted a team.
     Before Steinbrenner made a name for himself when he acquired ownership of the New York Yankees, he owned a small basketball team called the Cleveland Pipers back in 1960. By 1962, as a result of Steinbrenner’s direction, the entire franchise went bankrupt.
    That stretch of failure seemed to follow Steinbrenner when he took over the Yankees in the 1970s, as the team struggled with a number of setbacks and losses throughout the 1980s and 1990s. However, despite public fear and criticism of Steinbrenner’s controversial decisions, eventually he led the team to an amazing comeback, with six World Series entries between 1996 and 2003, and a record as one of the most profitable teams in Major League Baseball.
4. Walt Disney was told he lacked creativity.
One of the most creative geniuses of the 20th century was once fired from a newspaper because he was told he lacked creativity. Trying to persevere, Disney formed his first animation company, which was called Laugh-O-Gram Films. He raised $15,000 for the company but eventually was forced to close Laugh-O-Gram, following the close of an important distributor partner. Desperate and out of money, Disney found his way to Hollywood and faced even more criticism and failure until finally, his first few classic films started to skyrocket in popularity.
5. Steve Jobs was booted from his own company.
Steve Jobs is an impressive entrepreneur because of his boundless innovations, but also because of his emphatic comeback from an almost irrecoverable failure. Jobs found success in his 20s when Apple became a massive empire, but when he was 30, Apple’s board of directors decided to fire him. Undaunted by the failure, Jobs founded a new company, NeXT, which was eventually acquired by Apple. Once back at Apple, Jobs proved his capacity for greatness by reinventing the company’s image and taking the Apple brand to new heights.
6. Milton Hershey started three candy companies before Hershey’s.
Everyone knows Hershey’s chocolate, but when Milton Hershey first started his candy production career, he was a nobody. After being fired from an apprenticeship with a printer, Hershey started three separate candy-related ventures, and was forced to watch all of them fail.In one last attempt, Hershey founded the Lancaster Caramel Company, and started seeing enormous results. Believing in his vision for milk chocolate for the masses, he eventually founded the Hershey Company and became one of the most well-known names in the industry.
Winston Churchill was estranged from his political party over ideological disagreements during the “wilderness years” of 1929 to 1939.
Steven Spielberg was rejected by the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts multiple times
Soichiro Honda’s unique vision got him ostracized by the Japanese business community.
Colonel Harland David Sanders was fired from dozens of jobs before founding a successful restaurant. He traveled across the U.S. looking for someone to sell his fried chicken, and after finally getting a business deal in Utah, Kentucky Fried Chicken was born. KFC is now one of the most recognizable franchises in the world, with over 18,000 locations.
The list is endless. But we have to strive on in order to get to the top spot. Learn the mistakes and forget the losses but always keep the lessons. Push past the inevitable bleakness of failure. Learn from your mistakes, reflect and accept the failure, but revisit your passion and keep pursuing your goals no matter what. 
Lovely Week.

Chambers
Serial Entrepenure

The Power of Belief

They said the power of faith made a whole bunch of people succeed; Donald Trump, Muhammad Ali, Floyd Mayweather, Jesus Christ among others.
This is why I wrote a note to self:

Dear Charles,
I want you to know the grind will be an uphill task. The pain might exceed the pleasure the joy will wane like a candle to the breeze. The motivation and vision may get hazy at times. But always remember that let not a moment of passion be left un-used and that when the time is ripe you will harness the power of your vision and that the cries & smiles & worries will be in Bugatti’s & là Ferrari’s, mansions and office towers. Keep strong the hustle is real and not faked but the dream is everlasting and will be worth “quadruples” of the hustle. Don’t give up. faremo una milioni di multi spiccioli( we will make a million chump change)

Best Regards.
Future self.

Chambers
Serial Entrepenure

Power of Your Image.

Achievers, go getters, the lords and tycoons had one thing: “Their names and reputation preceded them. That’s an image.

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But let us admit that you haven’t built such an outstanding reputation. So what is your image now?

What’s entailed in your Business Image:
Have the right tools.
Take for instance an Interior Designer, she will have the obligation to arrive at the clients place with the relevany equipment. What’s a preacher without a bible physically or on a Tab. An I.T guy who hasn’t invested in a state of the art machinery withing his budget.
When I started a dog breeding which is now a pet lifestyle business I sought to always to have the best in the flock. I got conned once in a while (bad for business) but also I was known as you want dog’s that have a legacy of re known parents pple used to come to me. Well I moved on to knew and bigger business passions I had and it’s doing me great.

Dress code,  dress impeccably well. Invest in good clothing – especially for business people, for other industries simply look at the icons of that industry and emulate them

Mannerisms – Universally a moderate temper and Politness with a show of HUMILITY not TIMIDITY will get you places.

Learn to discern – Know when someone is Using you to Further their interest,  and when someone places you as a team to both sides’ success. Be no Intern

Master your territory – know all there is about your industry. Both book knowledge and street knowledge and don’t be too perfect and rigid get to flex a bit by building an Empire we have to ensure we are keen on trends that are up coming and implement them.

Listen to your gut instincts it will always warn you and show you when it is time to walk away or when to act a dummy or when to cut all links.

Now you know. Go out there and make it the Chambers way.

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Chambers
Serial Entrepenure

The One Guarantee for Success.

I remember way back when,  the days when Grand Theft Auto was relatively new in the market and all you wanted was cheat codes in order to turn circumstances in you favour.
On the other hand in every sector of life there are people who have walked the desert you are about to and many more are coming behind you. So one needs to be way ahead of the pack and not only that but also be well set apart from in terms of excellence.
A Mentor with both experience and relevance in your desired field.
The most notable benefits of a mentor includes :
They give a tried and tested method of success only that you jave to incorporate it with the right modifications to your industry or craft.
They open doors for you. A mentor’s referral is a sure way of leading in your set field. They’ll earn you more business than issuing business cards as it is earned publicity and most trusted source by most high achievers.
They will give you lemon as it is and not Lemon juice but will go the extra mile of letting you know how to go about fixing your problems.
They will guide you in nurturing your minds for a higher purpose.
Lastly and most importantly, the will give you the tricks to use in order to get ahead and stay ahead of the park.

In order for a successful relationship
Be a listener and not a know it all
Be willing to admit failures and correct them.
Set goals together because you guys are a team and it work well with you in the long run.
Be willing to put in your share (incredibly large of it) of effort in order to both show contribution to the goal
Lastly change. The only in-evitable thing will be change so we need to set ourselves fresher goals so if you had a goal to be the best preacher regionally and you attain it set a newer goal.
All will be well
Chambers.

Chambers
Serial Entrepenure

The Mind #2

In my last publication I told you on 17 ways to harness the power of mind whereby we create a mental state that supports wealth creation.
It takes 21days in a human been to break their habits pattern and several more trying to replace it. On the other hand psychologist say that we need to develop parallel habit that will be replaced to the old one such that when we have reached the 21day mark we have just 69more days to have a new better/upgraded habit.
Both methods work but the latter method takes a slightly shorter time to break and meak a new habit. This is relatively easier and more sure way of succeeding.
I remember when I started my 1st business, I was told, “as long as your mind isn’t right, nothing will go right, seem right or work your way because your mind ain’t right and it’s not set for wealth but nothing.
Take heed and you’ll be successful within no time.
Carpe Diem
Chambers.
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The Mind

Some people have the skill but only attain certain level of wealth and success. On the other hand there are those in comparison of skill are not that good but succeed all the same.
The number one source of success in form of sense of direction determination or fueling motivation is through the mind. Joan Snyder a millenial expert, speaker and consultant stated that first step is declaring to yourself specific goals and work backwards to understanding the path to achieving it.
The laws to abide by in brief are from the book by T Harv Eker  “The Millionaire Mind”.  This will enable you set your mind and succeed at it.
1. Avoid blame games, justifying and complaining and proximity of complainers.
2. Play the money game to win by been on the offence and striving for wealth.
3. Devotedness to being rich and successful. Put it in your morning prayers, sing it and you will start believing it.
4. Think and dream big. Focus on huge ideas and strive towards them.
5. Admire other rich and successful people don’t despise them
6. Admire other successful pple
7. Associate with positive successful people
8.  Promote yourself and your value
9. Be bigger than your problems
10. Be an excellent receiver. When someone complements you for something say thank you don’t be in a hurry tobbounce it back.
11. Be paid based on results and value you bring not on time.
12.  Think both not either or. Most successful people think on how they can acquire two things at once.
13. Focus on net worth
14. Manage my money well. Have principles in order to maintain money well.
15. Have money working hard for me
16. Act in spite of fear. Let not fear paralyze your efforts of been or reaching for greatness
17. Constantly learn and grow.

Once you implement this 17 rules you will be have concurred yourself and harness your mind power. So when you want to hang with complainers day in day out know you will be aborting or Killing your dream, and you may end up poor as grave. Also if you feel the urge to complain just know you are just messed up since you want to crash the biggest magnet in the world, the mind.
Take a paper write your goals dont be mean think way beyond, look at those goals when you rise and sleep.
Look up to great leaders. My examples are Napoleon Bonaparte, Teddy Roosevelt, Abraham Lincoln and see the magnificent mind power this guys had and that enable the achieve greatness. It’s your time as the weekend strikes. Do 3 things
1. Assess your goals and aspirations
2. Evaluate yourself – am I woth the right crowd or not
3. Act accordingly. Cut the weights and embrace the game changers in your life.
Personally this has worked for me, simply because
1. I won’t stay around you while you complaining or talking negativity
2. I focus 99% of my time on my goals. The rest is hazy
3. I embrace been around my kind the lions,  wolfs and sharks. In whichever industry; mining, Housing, Manufacturing among others and it is working so damn well for me.
Why not make it work for you.

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Get out there and bring the house down on your dreams.
Chambers

What Makes a Great Leader Universally.

Every successful businessman, lawyer, Religious Leader among others has one key goals he wish to attain. Each of this goals require a motivated team with you leading the pack. Bello calls it Big Boss. These traits include:
Having a vision. A great leader has to know where they are intending on going and stand for something. As a leader one must learn how to communicate his vision to his folowers/disciples.

Passion is Key. Been one of the leaders who shows that you can go to the limits to achieve your goal, you’ll be able to attract a loyal band of disciples. Think of Christopher Columbus,  Mathma Gandhi, Barak Obama the list is endless. One must have passion for your vision.

Great Decision Making skills, differentiate between a leader and a disciple or lost molecule(one wild word from my Principle).
Simply be Quick but not hasty, Committed to your decision but not rigid. Do your Analysis properly but do not analyze. Be Thoughtful dont be obsessive but take note of all concerned parties involved. Team work is an essential skill that’s required. Do not micromanage but let people have the ability to make their own decision.

Lastly one must be of recomendable character. In all aspects. This is the ability to recognize your strengths and weaknesses and implement them in a way
Tha will guarantee you suceess.
Now you Know go forth and reach the stars.
From the good book Proverbs(by Solomon wealthiest man ever lived) 14:22,24 You will earn the trust and respect of others if you work for good; if you work for evil, you are making a mistake. Wise people are rewarded with wealth, but fools are known by their foolishness.
Chambers.

What is in it for You.

If today was your last day what would you remember,  the good times or the missed things you were to do.
Are you going to be happy of what you’ve accomplished so far or what yet to be accomplished is it your profession or day to day activities that are just for life’s desires to be momentarily satisfied and leave you with a deep yearning for much more.
Join me on this amazing journey to riches(mind, fiscal and social) and it starts right here with my 4am GMT post of nothing but proven success ways from various fields; business, politics,  religion etc if you are to succeed do it the Chambers way…. the wealth mogul style.
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To a Vision To accomplishments To a legacy.
Chambers.