Monthly Archives: February 2016

Mastery – Key to Success

There are a 100ways to earn kickbacks, owed favors and paybacks but none of them is equivalent to respect. Respect is the Gold standard. Respect is earned via been a force in your industry the standard to be looked up upon.

Let’s look at some of the ways to attain Mastery;

1.Pay Attention to Incredible Opportunities

Do not judge every single opportunity by the paycheck and make learning your top priority. Fortunately when I got to business school and had the opportunity to choose between two internships that paid quite well, I chose the one where I would be exposed to things knew nothing about.

  1. Nothing Is Wasted

Many of us are hell bent on escaping our past.  Unless we invent a technology that allows you to erase memories your past will always be with you. One of the most valuable things Robert told me in our chat is that nothing is wasted. Even our worst experiences are blessings in disguise. Search for how your past can add value to your present and you might just surprise yourself.

  1. Attitude/Frame of Mind

Your outer world reflected everything that was going on in your inner world.  To become a master of your craft , a great attitude is essential.

  1. Everyone is Born Unique

There is not another person on this planet just like you, even if you are an identical twin. Fitting in is overrated.  Figure out what’s truly unique about you and embrace it.  Even if you’re convinced there’s nothing there remember this quote

You develop millionaires the way you mine gold.  You expect to move tons of dirt to find an ounce of gold, but you don’t go into the mine looking for the dirt—you go in looking for the gold ~Andrew Carnegie

  1. Be Engaged with Your Work

If your work makes you want to gouge your eyes out, it’s unlikely you’ll become a master of your craft. This is easier said than done. You might have to make a short term sacrifice for a long term gain. When you’re truly engaged with your work, it won’t even feel like work.

  1. Diversify Your Inputs/Influences/Experiences

Zig Ziglar said “Your input determines your outlook. Your outlook determines your output, and your output determines your future.” If all your putting in your head is the news and garbage television, imagine what that does to your outlook. On the flip side you don’t want to just read the same book 200 times.  There was a great example that Robert shared with, comparing life to an ecosystem

An ecosystem that has the maximum amount of diversity is the richest  – Robert Greene

What does that mean for your path to mastery? Read books from every genre. Listen to all sorts of music. Try all sorts of things. Veer off the beaten path and take the scenic route through life.

  1. Make It Your Own

Steal like an artist. Learn from masters and mentors. But treat their advice as guidance not gospel. Say what’s never been said. Do what’s never been done. Try what’s never been tried. Make it all your own.

  1. Realize It’s Never Too Late

It seems like many of us get lost along the way. We let the sound of everybody else’s wisdom drown out our own instinct. This is where trouble seems to start. We turn in the wrong direction because other tell us what they think is right for us. To become a master you have to listen to that voice and return to your calling.

  1. Give yourself a Killer Education

We live in an age where it’s possible to teach yourself damn near anything. You can give yourself an education that kicks the crap out of the one you got in school. Obviously I’d recommend you don’t attempt  this with neurosurgery (even though the first 2 years of medical school are available on iTunes).

  1. Slow Things Down

I’ve never had a brilliant insight or idea when I spend all day in front of the computer. This is a big part of the reason why I think the 8 hour work day makes no sense. With the amount of information we’re being bombarded with every single day, the ability to disconnect and slow down is going to be necessary for our mental health.One of the most interesting things Robert mentioned about all the masters he had interviewed was their ability to work independent of technology. Paul Graham (the founder of one the world’s most successful technology incubators) doesn’t have a smartphone. I recommend a complete disconnect at least once a week. If you can’t do that try an hour or two everyday.

  1. Social Intelligence

I can’t think of any more eloquent way to say this other than don’t be a jackass. If you can’t get along with people good luck making a dent in the universe. No matter how skilled you are at something, you’re going to need  help to see your vision come to life.

  1. Never Stop Learning

In order to maintain your status as a master, you must never stop learning. Look for every opportunity to expand on what you already know.

As you can imagine I think  highly of Robert’s work. He read over 200 books and spent 4 years writing Mastery (not an affiliate link). I think it should be required for anybody who wants to reach their true potential.

Charles Wahome

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Enhancing Change and Pursuing Accelerated Growth

This week I got my hands on a wonderful success manual. Tycoon by Peter Jones. His main drive is to show us how to turn dreams into millions.

Change is the aspect in every business that states if the business shall or shall not grow.
Firstly; Always push your business to improve the quality of product and service plus quality of customer service provided.
Empower your team to embrace change and see it’s benefits.

We should embrace change via;
Consider what’s not been done and and how to make things better.

An individual should also evaluate why changes need to occur and in earth the root of the problem.

Always brainstorm and pinpoint areas that need to change in the business to avoid similar problems.

Explain need for change to the team and implement decision from a collective decision not a forced one of your desire.

That’s soughted now it’s on to growing your empire by accelerated growth. This isnt some selling lingua but some tried and tested. The man who wrote this has walked this journey for some decades (since he was 17 [3 & 3/10]).
Built a company from scratch to £14Million in a year.
[https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Jones_(entrepreneur)]

http://www.peterjones.com/about-peter-jones/

Firstly smoothern out the creases as fast as they appear. Do avoid duplication and compounding of mistakes.
In scaling up, a re-investment strategy in key areas to accelerate the growth.

Evaluate and review results regularly and pay keen and proper attention to detail.
Use SWOT ANALYSIS, regular reporting. This is the comparison of financial forecasts with regular measurements against targets.
Hold weekly meetings in order to deal with issues as they arise

Reach outside your comfort zones this leads to enhancing effective areas and improve less productive areas.

Build intrinsic value and give yourself feedback which you should put it into action and to grow faster to achieve the best of greatness.

Yours truly.

Charles Chambers
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Inner Harmony Equals outer Success

Developing Your Inner Strength Is within Your Reach

How many times you wished you had more inner strength, willpower or self discipline?

How many times you lacked the persistence and inner stamina to follow your decisions and plans?

Do you admire and respect strong individuals, who have overcome obstacles and difficulties and reached far, because of the inner strength they possessed?

Most people are not are not born with inner strength, but it can be developed like any other skill. It consists of willpower, self discipline, persistence, the ability to concentrate and peace of mind.

The ingredients of inner strength, willpower and self discipline. These skills are essential for success in all areas of life, and can be learned and developed like any other skill. However, only few take any steps to develop and strengthen them in a systematic way.

These skills are key for the efficient handling of all your activities and decisions, for doing a good job, success in business, studying, losing weight, exercising, maintaining good relationships, changing habits, self improvement, meditation, spiritual growth, keeping promises and for almost everything else.

Inner Strength Is within Your Reach

There are simple and effective methods for developing these powers and attaining inner strength:

1. Refusing to satisfy unimportant or unhealthy desires.
2. Doing things that are useful, but which you resist doing.

By overcoming inner resistance to do a certain task you develop inner power and strength.

Refusing to satisfy useless, harmful or unnecessary desires, and abstaining from negative reactions adds to your inner strength. Intentionally acting contrary to your habits, on certain occasions, would sharpen and strengthen your inner strength.

just like exercising your muscles at a gym makes your muscles stronger. Through constant practice you get stronger. In both cases, when you need inner power or physical strength, they are available to you and are at your immediate disposal.

Inner Strength Exercises:
Don’t read the newspaper for a few days.
Now and then, drink your coffee or tea without sugar.
Climb up the stairs instead of taking the lift.
Park you car a little farther away from you destination, so that you have to walk.
Now and then choose not to watch one of your favorite TV programs.
Read a book that is useful and informative, but which you find boring.
Curb your desire to criticize people.
Delay your desire to retort angrily.
Try to get out of bed quickly on a cold day.

Dedication:To Anderson the man who taught me to fight for me “the biggest/bigger picture.
You’ve been an outstanding guide.

Charles Chambers
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Billions in the Air.

A problem is a matter or situation regarded as unwelcome or harmful and needing to be dealt with and overcome.

Entrepreneurship is the development of a business from the ground up. Coming up with an idea and turning it into a profitable business.

An esteemed reader did ask me what is the way forward into making billions if not millions of money. I strongly believe I do have an answer.

Making it big means you have touched so many lives that they have to compensate you and the world as it is gives you back in proportion to what you give. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. (Luke 6:38)

Mark Zuckerberg saw people needed to connect in a way that is faster and more convinient. That problem solved equalsmoney to rhe bank.
Kevin Systrom & Mike Kreiger knew people wanted to speak via images as a result Instagram came to be and billions of lives made them sell it to sold it for $1 billion less than two years later.

#1 Identification of the Problem
Looking at the problem in terms of goals and barriers can offer an effective way of defining many problems and splitting bigger problems into more manageable sub-problems.
Goals in the sense that what people want to achieve. The barrier is what’s holding them back.

#2
Feasibility Study
An analysis and evaluation of a proposed project to determine if it
   (A.) is technically feasible,
   (B.) will be profitable to people

#3
Execution
How will I execute this grand idea? How shall I implement it? and How shall it reach my target audience.

#4
Monetization
Let’s be blunt not everyone wants to be Mother Teresa(RIP), but it is however important not to be greedy(in societal terms) but in business terms of Gordon Gecko (Wall street film) Greed is good (the desire for achievement)
Back to my point Monetization Monetization is the process of converting or establishing something into legal tender. While it usually refers to the coining of currency or the printing of banknotes by central banks, it may also take the form of a promissory currency.

I highly recommend some few distingushed sources of problem highlighting sources;
Firstly read money conscious publications Forbes Magazines don’t read one read em all. (Forbes; Forbes Woman[Semi-Quarterly] Forbes India; Forbes Africa), Fortune, Banker, And other business or industry speciallized magazine or publications you can find.

Secondly Network. Find forums, seminars, expos and all and ensure you use the ears to mouth ratio appropriately. Listen more; talk less (carry a note bk – Jay-Z does why not you)
Dont build walls be open to people let your brand include people they will share with you things few can be told.

Success is waiting for the man who gives themselves no other option but to succeed

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#God Speed.

Charles Chambers
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Making the Mind a Weapon

1. Take breaks. What do air traffic controllers and simultaneous translators for the United Nations have in common? Their jobs are so stressful, they’re mandated to operate on “duty cycles” of time on and time off. Increasingly, we all feel bombarded at work. Try a 15-minute break every hour or two. “That walk around the block, that fresh air, is going to help you work more quickly and effectively when you get back,” he says. One study showed overtime workers suffer from profound diminishing returns—for every extra hour, they achieved only 20 minutes’ worth of work.

2. Set up different computer monitors for different activities. “[There’s a] biological mechanism in the hippocampus for remembering where important things are,” Dr. Levitin says. Studying for an exam in the testing room helps a student perform better, and visiting the crime scene will help a witness remember more. For office workers juggling multiple activities at a time, physical separation can help mental organization. “You’re using your spatial memory now to tell you where to look,” he says.

3. Embrace a (modified) paper to-do list. “Computer scientists talk about serial access versus random access, and this is an important concept for finding things,” Dr. Levitin says. If a VHS tape represents serial access—you have to fast-forward through everything to get to the scene you want—a DVD represents random access—you can skip right to the part you need. A to-do list typed into a computer or phone usually forces you to go through the less efficient process of serial access. “Your eyes have to pass ones in the beginning to get to the ones in the middle,” he says. Dr. Levitin recommends writing to-dos on small pieces of paper like index cards, then making piles based on priority—a technique used by Sheryl Sandberg. You can “rejigger” the cards with ease, he says, and making physical piles frees up your attention for the task at hand.

4. File correspondence in multiple ways. If your inbox sometimes feels like the Times Square of the Internet, it can help to file each thread of correspondence in more than one category—a technique shared by executive assistants and the White House, Dr. Levitin says. Keep track of President Obama’s emails in a designated Obama file, as well as the files dedicated to the specific committees, meetings and projects he’s writing about. When using an email program that allows tags, mark each message as it comes in with all possible relevant tags. And if you have a phone call with Mr. Obama that you’ll need to remember later, send yourself a quick email about it, then file and tag it as if it’s a message directly from him.

5. Purge, when needed. When inboxes, “review later” files and stacks of papers on our desks pile up past the point of return, sometimes it’s okay to simply “hit throw it all away.” Some people declare “email bankruptcy,” delete everything and write to all their contacts asking to please try again if whatever they sent is still important. Dr. Levitin himself doesn’t purge in the same way, but he does box up old, related items in his office once a year or so and simply file them away.

6. Designate time for short tasks and longer projects. Some tasks take weeks, and some only a few minutes, and you shouldn’t switch back and forth between them all day long. “The research says you shouldn’t intersperse these little things,” Dr. Levitin says. Instead of reviewing your inbox every time you get a new message alert, allocate only a couple blocks of time each day to respond to all your messages.

7. Don’t spend more time on a decision than it’s worth. A CEO won’t take an hour to decide whether to switch office supply companies in order to save a couple dollars. “Figure out what your time is worth or what you and you company stand to gain or lose, and figure out how much time it’s worth investing in the decision,” Dr. Levitin says.

8. Sleep, and nap on the job. “The fundamental finding about sleep from neuroscience in the last 10 years is that it’s necessary to form memories,” he says, and memory is essential to our work and social lives. “If you don’t get a good night’s sleep, the events of the day are not properly encoded in memory.” Companies like Google and Safeway have even set up nap rooms: You gain in efficiency and problem-solving ability more than what you lose in time spent on a 10-20 minute nap, he says.

9. Don’t over-organize. “The obvious rule of efficiency is you don’t want to spend more time organizing than it’s worth,” Dr. Levitin says. “If you’re finding things quickly enough as it is, then don’t go to all the trouble.”

10. Leave work at work. “I don’t want it to sound like I’m proposing we all become androids,” he says. “I’m talking about being able to do what you want to do in your work time so you have more time for spontaneity, leisure and social and artistic pursuits.” People who spend time at home thinking about work and vice versa can feel disconnected and experience less enjoyment. “When you’re at work, be fully at work,” Mr. Levitin says. “And let your leisure time be what it’s meant to be—restorative and fun.”

Charles Chambers
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Silence. The Way to Conquer.

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It’s a commonly held belief that whenever you set a new goal for yourself — whether it’s scoring your ideal job, writing a screenplay, or yogacizing your bod down a size or two — you should broadcast it to everyone you know. After all, the more people you tell, the more likely you’ll do it because you don’t want to be thought of as a failure, right?

Wrong. New research shows the opposite is true. A study conducted at New York University found that blabbing about your goal can give you a false sense of accomplishment, making you less likely to actually go after it.

Here’s an example: Imagine you tell a friend that you want to train to be a long-distance runner. Your bud has a “Oh, wow, that’s great!” reaction, and you get a jolt of satisfaction and pride. You feel so satisfied, in fact, that you lose motivation to get up early and jog. Why should you, when you’re already reaping the benefits of being known as a runner?

The smarter strategy: Don’t tell a soul. Of course, that’s easier said than done. Keep reading for more reasons to stay mum, plus tips for achieving your dreams

Okay, so you can at least tell your BFF, right? Nope. “By not telling anyone, you’re making sure your goal is something you’re really doing for yourself,” says K.C. McCulloch, PhD, an assistant professor at Idaho State University who worked on the study. That’s opposed to, say, just wanting to have something impressive to talk about at parties.

Plus, you won’t run the risk of letting anyone else’s opinions get in your way. “What stops a lot of people from doing the things they dream of is other people,” says Susan B. Wilson, a life coach in Michigan and founder of Get Over It, Move On! “If you tell someone you want to apply to a graduate program, they may go on about how terrible the campus is… and you may start to believe them when you really should be trusting your own gut.”

Beyond that, loved ones may have ulterior motives for being naysayers. If you announce that you’re going to be devoting tons of time to a big goal, a good friend or your significant other may worry that he or she will see less of you and subconsciously distract you from the finish line.

Two more reasons why keeping your dream a secret will help your cause: You’ll be so antsy finally to be able to share it with everyone that you’ll put your nose to the grindstone and get it done as fast as possible. And doing something just for you feels selfish in a really good way. “Women tend to overextend themselves for loved ones,” says psychologist Lucy Jo Palladino, PhD, author of Find Your Focus Zone. “So if they can have something that is solely theirs, it can feel really special.”

How to Self-Motivate When No One Knows

Staying on task without support from your friends and family might sound impossible, but there are some easy, tried-and-true ways to do it.

“There’s something called the fantasy realization theory that has proven to help people attain whatever they want,” says McCulloch. The gist is that you must fantasize about your goal on a regular basis – think about all the awesome consequences of achieving it. Then think about all the negative things you’ll have to deal with along the way: sacrificing time with friends, paying for expensive classes, etc.

“Often, people think about only either the really good stuff or the terrible stuff,” says McCulloch. “But by considering both, you make the fantasy more realistic, and it will seem more attainable.” Not only that, but it also helps you plan exactly which steps you need to take to get there.

“Surrounding yourself with people who have some connection to your dream is also sure to push you forward,” says McCulloch. If you want to get into the fashion industry, for example, schedule lots of time with fashion-forward pals. They may not know what you’re trying to do, but being around them will keep your eyes on the prize.

If You Have to Blab to Someone…
Make sure you pick the right person to share your dream with. “Choose someone you trust completely who has never been competitive with you and has been successful at achieving her own goals,” says Palladino.

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Dress for Success

My word have I let my people down. Not keeping up to speed on their dose of psych.
All the same here is this weeks greatest. Enjoy.

Whether you like it or not, your clothing communicates — and it can have a serious effect on your ability to achieve success.

“Let’s be clear: In the big picture of ultimate reality, what you wear neither defines who you are as a person nor determines your value as a human being,” says Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.” “However, in the temporal realm of mere mortals, fair or not, people judge us by the way we look and that includes the way we dress.” Especially in the workplace, clothing significantly influences how others perceive you and how they respond toward you, she says.

Research shows that your appearance strongly influences other people’s perception of your financial success, authority, trustworthiness, intelligence, and suitability for hire or promotion.

And, because perception is often reality, what you wear not only communicates who you are in the minds of others, but also influences your level of career advancement. 

Research has also found that when you combine your appearance with communication skills, not only is others’ perception of you affected, but their behavior toward you is also influenced. “Clothing plus communication skills determine whether or not others will comply with your request, trust you with information, give you access to decision makers, pay you a certain salary or fee for contracted business, hire you, or purchase your products and services,” she says.

Here are seven tips to ensure your clothing has a positive impact on your success:

Don’t show too much skin. That means no short skirts, strapless tops, or shoes that barely cover your feet.

Never wear dirty clothes. This seems obvious — but plenty of people think they can get away with wearing that dirty shirt just one more time before bringing it to the dry cleaners. News flash: You can’t. 

Don’t wear wrinkled clothing. Heard of an iron? Use it. You’ll look neat and way more put together.

Wear clothes that fit you well. “Tailoring is a simple way to make clothes way more flattering,” writes BI’s retail editor Ashley Lutz. 

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Don’t overdo it on the makeup or jewelry.

She says it’ll give you a polished look, and those around you will perceive you differently. So, stay away from clothing that is too tight or too baggy.

Always follow the dress code (or dress one step above). Don’t understand dress codes? Read about them here and here. 

Wear appropriate shoes and accessories. Don’t wear jewelry that is too flashy or obnoxious — and always wear comfortable shoes that are appropriate for work. Also, if you wear makeup, don’t overdo it! 

Don’t wear shorts. In some workplaces it’s perfectly acceptable for women and men to wear shorts. But, if you really want to portray yourself as a professional, steer clear.  

“To achieve career advancement, avoid an unprofessional image that may enslave your career to others’ misperceptions,” Price says. “Instead, choose clothing that accurately reflects your credibility and ensures you ‘sell for what you’re worth.’ Make sure your ‘exterior’ earns you a ‘silent recommendation. ”

Clothes make the man.Naked people have little or no influence on society ~Mark Twain

Perhaps you’ve heard the following:

“The days of wearing a suit are gone.”
“Casual Friday? It’s casual week around here. No one cares how you dress.”
“Appearances are irrelevant, only results matter.”

All of these statements ignore the fact that people have and will continue to judge you by your appearance.The harsh reality is that we make decisions about people within the first 3 seconds of meeting them; we then spend the next 90 seconds trying to confirm our first impressions.This means that before you even open your mouth you’ve been sized up and profiled. Knowing this, a person should always dress neatly, professionally, and appropriately.The fact is you never know who you are going to meet; at anytime you may run into a potential client, a future employer, or for those singles out there, the love of your life. And like it or not, they are going to form their initial impression of you based off of how you look.

Over the next few months I’m going to be writing quite a few articles on men’s style and grooming.But before getting started, I wanted to make the case for why you should care about your personal appearance.We live in a society that overall tends to dress down; our national uniform is a pair of jeans and t-shirt.If you care about your appearance and take action to improve it, you will stand out from the crowd.But that’s not a bad thing.

How Your Personal Appearance Affects You

The transformation effect
One of the powers of clothing is that it can transform an individual’s state of mind. Dress like a professional businessman and you’re more likely to act like a professional businessman. Taking a test soon? Students report that they perform better when they dress-up for an exam.Feeling sick in the morning? Women have used the power of dressing-up to shrug off sickness for years.The transformative effect is powerful and instantly effective; what’s most amazing is that so few people use it.

Dressing professionally improves self discipline
From the Roman Legion to the United States Marine Corps, the world’s finest militaries have known that sharp dressed soldiers are more disciplined than ragtag militias.Military dress inspections have persisted not because shiny boots win wars, but because the exercise teaches a military force to pay attention to the details. And it’s in the details that battles are won.

In the same way, a person who dresses professionally learns the value of self discipline.They learn that planning and allotting enough time are paramount for consistent results.They prepare for the day by thinking through it, anticipating their needs, and taking the proper steps to ensure they can meet the challenge. A disciplined dresser can arrange his outfit to meet his needs from 8AM to midnight, from office to presentation to drinks after work.

Appreciation and respect
Properly clothing yourself takes time; shirts need to be ironed, shoes shined, and jackets brushed.Perhaps the greatest lesson this teaches is to respect the effort put forth by our fellow human beings.When you meet another well dressed man you give him an extra measure of respect because of his outfit; you notice the perfect dimple in his tie and appreciate it because it took you 15 minutes and 5 attempts to perfect your own. Mutual respect between gentleman is garnered when they recognize the efforts each has put forth.

How Your Appearance Affects Others

The power of visuals
Numerous communication studies have demonstrated the power of visuals in human interaction.Some studies have shown that visual cues are 3X to 5X as powerful as audio cues.With clothing covering 90% of your body, it can’t be stressed enough as to how important a role it plays in how you are perceived by others.Want faster & better service in a restaurant?Look like you have money and wear a navy blazer.Want to increase your chances for an A on a college presentation? Wear a sports jacket and pair of slacks.Want instant credibility in a business environment?Wear a suit when making the pitch or meeting with management.

First impressions
Made within a few seconds, first impressions are powerful and should not be taken lightly. We often observe a person before we speak with them, and being human we look to make sense of what our eyes are showing us.Using our personal experiences, we categorize individuals; we pick-up on a key feature that has meaning to us and then associate that person with it. If what you are wearing is doing all the talking for you, make sure it is sending the message you want.

The power of colors and patterns
Colors and patterns are very powerful; certain ones grab our attention, some accentuate our natural tones, and others affect our emotions.When choosing colors and patterns a man should first understand which ones work for him and which ones do not.Next, he needs to determine what message he wants to send.A man decked out in a pin-striped navy blue suit, blue shirt with white contrasting collar and cuffs, and a red tie screams power and authority.A man wearing a solid brown suit with an earth tone shirt and light colored tie signals trust and openness.Both men were wearing suits, but two very different messages were being conveyed.

Influence and authority

Former San Francisco 49er Coach Mike Nolan fought to wear a business suit on the sidelines during football games.One of the reasons for this was that he wanted to make it easy to spot the man in charge.The men’s suit, whose heritage stems from military garb, was designed to highlight a man’s strengths.When cut properly and made with a fabric that compliments the wearer, it signals authority and commands attention. But this is only the tip of the iceberg – a policeman’s uniform, an airline pilot’s clothing, a doctor’s white jacket – all of these garments assure us that the person we are dealing with is an authority in their field.

Positive assumptions
Well dressed people are given a leg up in many respects – they are often perceived as being smarter, funnier, and more enjoyable to be around.Taking this a step further, dressing professionally can help you appear more important to the success of your company and may even help you hold onto your job.Assuming all other factors being even, who does management let go – the technician who dresses well and can be put in front of a client or the guy who doesn’t own a suit.In this current economic downturn, every small detail matters.

A few examples of manly men who cared and continue to care about their appearance:

Dwayne Wade – Does an excellent wearing suits cut to compliment his height; he also is very good at coordinating his pocket squares with his ties

Winston Churchill – He loved the “puff” pocket square and knew how to wear a polka dot bow tie.

Sean Combs – P. Diddy has modernized classic style for a whole generation of young men.He wears a 3-piece suit masterfully, and pays homage to the great dressers before him. His clothes add to his commanding presence and charismatic personality.

Ronald Reagan – Always dressed smartly in clean cut power suits that accentuated his shoulders; he also loved cuff links.

Final Note
You shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in our fast paced society a book’s cover can be just as important as its content.Of course appearances are not everything; you have to perform well to succeed.But in a competitive world it pays to understand the importance of your clothing and grooming. Investing the proper resources into your personal presentation will multiply your ability to succeed.

Written by
Antonio Centeno
President, http://www.ATailoredSuit.com
Quality Custom Clothing & Sound Style Advice

Charles Chambers
Product Management Consultant.
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Prayer; Faith; Persistence.

Five frogs fell into a pit and as they were struggling to jump out many other frogs came and surrounded the pit. They started shouting the pit is too deep you can’t make it, you can’t do it, don’t even try, just stay there, save you strength, why waste time, ur good as dead ….. Four of the frogs stopped trying but one little frog tried harder and harder and to every frog’s amazement it jumped out. When this little frog was out it motioned to the frogs which were outside the pit “thank you for encouraging me”.
The other frogs then realised that this little frog was DEAF. It didn’t hear what they were saying.
As Bartimaeus called to Jesus, the crowd, and even including Jesus’ disciples, tried to stop him. They thought he was disturbing Jesus on his journey. But, the Scriptures say, “he shouted even louder”.
Bartimaeus shut his ears from discouraging words.
To make it in life, to succeed and more still to witness for Christ casting deeper our nets for the HARVEST we need at times to be deaf to the crowd and focus on our goal. It was easy for people to silence Bartimaeus because they didn’t know what it means to be blind. What it means to stay by the road side. What it means to beg.
My dear friend, today Bartimaeus and the little frog are saying, don’t let people who are not in your situation silence you. You are the one who knows the challenges you are going through. You are the one who knows your problem.
Don’t be silenced by those who have both parents and don’t know what it means to be an orphan.
Don’t be silenced by those who still have their spouses and don’t know what it means to be a widow or to be divorced.
Don’t be silenced by those who don’t know what it means to be single or better still a single mother/father.
Don’t be silenced by those who have faithful husbands/wives and don’t know what it means to be cheated on.
Don’t be silenced by those who have children, and don’t know the pains of barrenness. Don’t be silenced by those who have obedient children and don’t know how it feels to have rebellious kids …
Don’t be silenced by those enjoying good health while you have an ailment or a health situation which the doctors have given up on …
Don’t be silenced by those that don’t know what it is to be dead broke….
Don’t be silenced ..
You are the one in the painful situation. You know it better, cry out loud today to Jesus till he stops and calls out for you.
Don’t be silenced. He is waiting to hear you call.

Charles Chambers
The Luxury King
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