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It takes 13 hours to build a Toyota and Six months to build a Rolls-Royce.”🤓

I am back!

Why was I gone so long…… well I was undertaking my six sigma classes. Secondly I have a change of Padrino(Mentors) and setting up my Promotion, Retail & Distribution Company and Cementing my Management Company which has not less than 6local brands and franchising several multinationals into the local market more of it soon. 

Today’s article is quite interesting as my new Padrino taught me; take a 90dag break and re-invent become someone of not only value but Immense Value. Rolex has a heritage because it has consistently been delivering value. 🤔

One statement that we hear often goes something like, “Whenever you get frustrated with yourself remember that it takes 13 hours to build a Toyota and six months to build a Rolls-Royce.”


The implication is that if you want to achieve big goals and develop yourself in significant ways, it will take time.

It’s a good sentiment. The world would be a better place if we were all more patient, and it’s important to know how to be self-disciplined.

However, it also makes a lot of people wonder: how long does it really take to build a Rolls-Royce? Although I don’t have the same authority as Rolls-Royce headquarters in Goodwood, England to answer this, I do have some knowledge that people might be interested in hearing.

Why Does It Take So Long To Build a Rolls-Royce?

The short answer is that nearly every task is completed by hand. The one exception we can think of off the top of our heads is painting the exterior. For that operation, the mechanized skill of a robot is preferable because evenness is the goal.

The vast majority of tasks, however, from polishing the painted exterior, to buffing it, to inserting sound-deadening materials, to “marquetry,” the production and embellishment of all wooden trim, are human operations.

For each of these skills, the average length of time to become an expert is three years. That means that you would have to practice for about 1,000 days to at, say, inserting audio vents before you could become an expert.

How Long Does It Actually Take?

As with many questions, the answer is that it varies. This especially applies to Rolls-Royce because we are a brand that embraces a high-level of customization. We call this “bespoke.” The more bespoke options a customer selects, the longer it will take to produce the desired vehicle.

In general, the baseline for a Rolls-Royce model with a minimum of bespoke details is around three and a half months. Once you add 7-10 days for transatlantic shipping, another week for quality testing by the dealer, and a few days to transfer from the regional office to your home or office, you could be looking at four months.

The additional week for quality testing is in addition to a week of quality testing in Goodwood. Products that are built by hand have a variability that makes them desirable. This variability, however, can also allow for defects that are harder to detect.

If a robot makes a mistake, it will be present in the 10,000 products a robot touched. If a person makes a mistake, it might only be present in one product in 10,000. Rolls-Royce goes to great lengths to ensure that its vehicles are not only one of a kind—they must also be thoroughly guarded from any imperfections

In addition an in depth look at another of the world’s most respected brand: Rolex Watches known for the term “Oyster Perpetual”

Rolex only uses the most expensive steel because it produces a superior look. The grade of steel Rolex uses for its watches is called 904L steel, and almost no other watchmakers use it. Why? Because it’s difficult to work with and requires special tools and expertise. It also produces a flat-out superior watch with a great tactile feel and weight, which you will notice immediately when handling a Rolex watch.

Rolex created its own science lab. From testing new technologies, experimenting with various metals, to meticulously refining their already precise manufacturing process, Rolex uses a multitude of science labs for its watchmaking process.

Rolex assembles all movements, and tests them by hand. Machines don’t build Rolex watches; human hands do. Yes, machines are used to assist in the process, but for the most part a highly-skilled technician does most of the work by hand.

Rolex has an in-house foundry. Incredibly, Rolex manufactures its own gold and platinum. They are believed to be the only watchmaker to do this, which also ensures tight controls on the quality of the metals they produce.

Rolex is very pragmatic when it comes to technology. In a nutshell, their philosophy is this: If a human does this thing better, then let a human do it. If a machine is better served handling this part of the process, then the machine will do just that. Rolex has a stable of expensive robotic machinery, and are able to delegate tasks to either human or machine as they see fit, which gives them an advantage over other watchmakers.

Rolex is obsessive about security. To put it mildly, gaining access to the various areas of a Rolex facility is like something out of a James Bond movie. There are fingerprint scans, security guards, armored trucks, steel vaults, and iris scanners everywhere on the Rolex campus.

All dive watches are tested in pressurized tanks. The undersea watches Rolex makes fall under the Oyster category, and they not only get special treatments that help them withstand pressure, but they are thoroughly tested in special pressurized tanks to ensure their functionality and water resistance.

Rolex has their own in-house gemologists. Rolex has high standards for every part of its manufacturing process, and that includes the diamonds and emeralds that adorn their timepieces. To that end, they employ their own gemologists who are charged with testing, examining, and vetting each stone before it ever gets set in a Rolex watch.

It takes one year to make a single Rolex watch. Astounding. Absolutely no shortcuts are allowed in the long and laborious process of making the world’s finest wristwatch.

Rolex outsources few things, preferring to fabricate in-house. As is obvious by now, Rolex prefers the “hands-on” approach. They make their own movements, bezels, gold, metal, etc. The only thing they outsource are synthetic sapphire crystals and dial hands.

Take a chill pill and build your “Rolls-Royce // Rolex with dedication and flawlessnes”

Yours Truly

C.W

Executive Consultant

ManSys Limited

The Voyage in Pursuit of Sustainable Competitive Advantage {SSCA}

It has been long since I wrote my two cents in the big green world of Commerce. Welfare of organizations is key for the continuous supply of profit(“key Factor of business”) & sustainability of strategic vision and plan is key.

Alongside ManSys Limited and undisclossable entity {for now} are on a hunt for the: What|Who|How|Why that drives business such as Coca-Cola, Virgin Atlantic, Apple Technologies, Safaricom back home among others to rise and sustain the top spot.

The Human Capital Organization also known as Human Resource Management. Is it or not.
Hold up Definition:

Sustainable:

sus·tain·a·bil·i·ty – The ability to be maintained at a certain rate or level.

“the sustainability of economic growth”

Avoidance of the depletion of natural resources in order to maintain an ecological balance.

What is H.R. The personnel of a business or organization, especially when regarded as a significant asset………

Human resource management (HRM or simply HR) is the management of human resources. It is a function in the organizations designed to maximize employee performance in service of an employer’s strategic objectives. … They can be specialists focusing in on recruiting, training, employee relations or benefits.
Sum of all three Sustainable Strategic Human Resource Management:  The ability to maintain a tight rope for a persistent and low turn over of human capital and a fiery passionate team for the Business’s goals and agendas. Is it actionable truth or falsity.
For the next few months I shall delve into expounding on Strategic Human Resource Management that is 

  1. Sustainable
  2. Cost Efficient and
  3. Socially Rewarding.

May you have an exciting week. Chase your dreams with Vim and Vigour. 
Wealth Mogul Quote of the week:

“When someone tells you sth is impossible it is impossible for them not you. – Calvin”

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.” – Christopher Reeve

https://impossiblehq.com/25-impossible-quotes/

Regards 

C.W

&

ManSys LTD

Mavericks in Management Solutions.

Learning from Our Mistakes

Loved this piece from Open Forum

Granted, there are probably as many reasons for startup failure as there are startups, but here are nine common mistakes to avoid, along with some hard-earned wisdom from entrepreneurs who know from experience how debilitating those mistakes can be.

1. Allowing Love to Make You Stupid

In his early 20s, when Alfredo Atanacio was traveling frequently on business between his home in Miami and his native El Salvador, he found that a virtual assistant helped him stay organized. Surely, he reckoned, other professionals were in the same boat and would appreciate (and pay handsomely for) help from bilingual virtual assistants. So Atanacio and his business partner, Rodolfo Schildknecht, launched Miami-based Uassist.ME in 2009 as a virtual assistant services businesses for busy individuals.

But the partners were wrong about filling a market need. “No one wanted to try it, and we thought, ‘What’s wrong with these people?’” Atanacio recalls. At the time, Uassist.ME was charging $700 a month. Potential customers and advisors suggested offering a lower price point and targeting businesses rather than individuals, but the partners insisted on sticking to their original business plan.

After several months, with no visible bump in customers, they relented and changed their business model, targeting businesses and introducing tiered pricing that started at $200 a month. “Now 80 percent of our customers are businesses,” Atanacio says, “and most sign up for the $200 plan and then upgrade. Now we have around 300 clients who pay from $200 to $1,500 a month.”  

While UAssist.ME is now on the right track, Atanacio knows he lost time and traction. “I fell in love with the idea, and I resented it when people told me how I should be running the business,” he says. “You become blind, and that’s an expensive mistake.”

2. Lacking Focus

When you first launch a company, it’s very tempting to get distracted by shiny objects—those opportunities that beg for your attention even though they may not be part of your core business. Matt Wilson, who co-founded Under30CEO in 2008 as a social network for young entrepreneurs, says, “I pivoted way too many times in the early days.” At the time, Wilson and his co-founder, Jared O’Toole, were strapped for cash and, Wilson says, “because we had no money, we were always chasing the next thing that was going to make us rich or at least pay our bills.”

The partners tried selling personal development tools, like books and e-courses, and ventured into affiliate marketing, consulting and daily deals. When one revenue model wasn’t instantly successful, they’d try another. “If we had started with some money, it would have given us the leeway to be more patient,” Wilson says in retrospect.

Now, Under30CEO is a media company that’s monetized primarily through advertising. And the partners have started an adventure travel company for young adults called Under30Experiences, which will be expanding from one trip a month to five by the end of this year. A publishing division is also in the works.

“Now, when I start a revenue model, I look to start it for life,” Wilson says. The valuable lesson he learned: “Start with capital, pick a way to make money, and stick with it.”

3. Being Undercapitalized

See No. 2.

4. Planning Too Much 

You need a business plan, right? Maybe not. Spend too much time dithering about the details of your idea, and you just may plan yourself out of business before you even start.

“Planning is a static activity based on a perspective that will change or be proven inadequate as you begin to execute and learn,” says Morgen Newman, co-founder of IdeaPaint and of a new startup calledMixedMade, which makes Bees Knees, a spicy honey hot sauce. Newman and his partner, Casey Elsass, launched MixedMade with a firm commitment to take their new product to market in 30 days.

“We were forced into action even when planning felt easier or safer,” Newman says. “Although our self-imposed time frame was challenging, I think it actually made our job easier.”

The partners’ goal was to quickly prove that there was a market for Bees Knees before further investing in other areas of the business, and that forced them to have a laser-like focus. “With so few days to accomplish all the milestones to launch, we had to continually ask ourselves, ‘Is this thing I’m doing actually getting us closer to hitting our launch goal?’” Newman says.

Choosing a name for the product, sourcing the honey and bottles, experimenting with the recipe, designing a logo was all done without much deliberation and with the understanding that every decision would not be “right.” But their strategy worked, and now the company has piqued the interest of a major retailer.

5. Choosing the Wrong Investor

When your company gains some traction and you suddenly find yourself in growth mode, you may also discover that your cash reserves are dwindling.  But when it’s time to raise outside capital, remember this cardinal rule: All money is not equal. 

Freya Estreller, co-founder of gourmet frozen treat maker CoolHaus, and her partner, Natasha Case, decided to work with an angel investor they believed was a great fit for their growing company. “He’d invested in a cookie company that was a co-packer of ours, so we believed he’d be a good strategic investor,” Estreller recalls.

But the partners were mistaken. While the investor certainly had interests that were aligned with CoolHaus, he was concerned about the day-to-day operations and not willing to let the co-founders make mistakes, Estreller says. “We mistook common interests for common vision,” she notes.

Fortunately, the investor agreed to convert his equity to debt. Estreller’s lesson: Be clear about the value, beyond money, that your investor adds to your business.

Estreller and Case recently landed $1 million in funding from former Cherokee Group CEO Bobby Margolis, who’s credited with turning around and building that brand. “He thinks big,” Estreller says. He focuses much less on the day to day and more on helping the partners be the next Ben & Jerry’s. According to Estreller, CoolHaus is now on track to bring in almost $6 million in revenue this year.

6. Hiring Too Quickly

Almost every CEO complains about how difficult it is to hire and retain great employees. The problem is even more difficult for startup founders, who frequently can’t afford decent salaries but need boots on the ground quickly to help them manage all the moving parts at their nascent companies.

Such was the case for Deepti Sharma Kapur, who started FoodtoEat in 2012. The company is an online ordering service that gives consumers access not only to restaurants but also to food trucks and caterers. Restaurants pay the company just ten cents per order. “I was a sole founder, but I knew I needed a team,” Kapur says. 

To build her customer base, she quickly hired salespeople but made the mistake, Kapur says, “[of] hiring people who didn’t understand the company or the vision but were just looking for jobs.” The result: Kapur was faced with the painful task of letting people go—a distraction no startup founder wants.

“Now I’m mostly relying on references and talking to people in the industry,” she says about her hiring process. “And the first question I ask is, ‘What do you know about the industry and our company?’” FoodtoEat, which works with more than 900 food vendors and serves corporate customers such as Tumblr, posted $500,000 in revenue last year.

7. Not Listening to Customers

In 2009, Fan Bi and Danny Wong startedBlank Label, an online custom shirt maker, with the assumption that their customer base was young, hipster guys who’d be interested in designing their own shirts. Eighteen months later, Blank Label had six-figure revenues and was close to being profitable. The founders figured it was time to look a little more closely at their customer data. They were shocked at what they foundWe often had to step back and prioritize, catching ourselves wasting valuable time on elements that are undoubtedly great but not necessarily essential to the core product,” Ronka says. For instance, the company’s fancy video tutorial for users was a nice feature for the website, but basic instructions would have sufficed while the founders focused on more pressing issues, Ronka notes. And time spent on a developing “package deal” pricing could easily have been delayed.

8. Blindly Following Advice 

When you’re first starting out, you may not have many people to consult regarding your business issues, so you rely on the few people you think can help. For instance, you bring on investors not just because you need money but because you also need advice.

But investor advice, while frequently invaluable, is not 100 percent reliable. Zoe Barry, founder of ZappRX, learned the hard way that blindly following investor advice can get you into trouble. ZappRX is a platform that connects physicians, pharmacists and patients to help manage medications. Her investors recommended she add two executives to her team, whom Barry hired after doing what she thought was adequate due diligence—her investors had recommended these folks, after all.

But the new hires didn’t work out—Barry even discovered that one candidate had misrepresented their qualifications. She was forced to fire both execs and, she says, “It was really painful.”

In the process, she made a key discovery: When it comes to building and refining her product, she’s her own best advisor.

“One of my investors felt strongly that there was a product feature we should bet the farm on,” Barry says. The problem: After checking with a key customer, she discovered that the feature isn’t something they were willing to pay for. 

The lesson: Do your own research, regardless of what investors tell you is the right path for your company. “Once you have the data, you can turn around and have a productive conversation to talk them down,” Barry says. “Because I’ve done the research, I’m under no obligation to go down the path [they’re] championing.”

Charles Wahome 

Is a 

Product Management Consultant

At

ManSys Limited

Fix The Crack to Your Success

If you’ve spent enough time in the workforce, you almost certainly have a trail of damaged professional relationships behind you. That doesn’t mean you’re a bad manager or employee; it’s simply a fact that some people don’t get along, and when we have to rely on each other (to finish the report, to execute the campaign, to close the deal), there are bound to be crossed wires and disappointments.

When conflict happens, many of us try to disengage — to avoid the person around the office, or limit our exposure to them. That’s a fine strategy if your colleague is peripheral to your daily life; you may never have to work with the San Diego office again. But if it’s your boss or a teammate, ignoring them is a losing strategy. Here’s how to buck up and repair a professional relationship that’s gone off the rails.

First, it’s important to recognize thatmaking the effort is worthwhile. Obviously it’ll ratchet tension down at the office if you’re not glaring at your colleague every time they enter the room. But resolving this tension will actually aid your own productivity. A core tenet of efficiency expert David Allen’s Getting Things Done approach is “closing open loops” – i.e., eliminating unresolved matters that nag at your mind. Just as you can’t rest easy until you respond to that scheduling request, you’ll have a much harder time focusing professionally if you’re constantly in the midst of fraught encounters.

Next, recognize your own culpability. It’s easy to demonize your colleague (He turned in the report late! She’s always leaving work early!). But you’re almost certainly contributing to the dynamic in some way, as well. As Diana McLain Smith – author of The Elephant in the Room: How Relationships Make or Break the Success of Leaders and Organizations – told me in an interview, “You may be focusing on another person’s downside – and then starting to behave in ways that exacerbate it.” If you think your colleague is too quiet, you may be filling up the airtime in meetings, which encourages them to become even quieter. If you think he’s too lax with details, you may start micromanaging him so much, he adopts a kind of “learned helplessness” and stops trying at all. To get anywhere, you have to understand your role in the situation.

Now it’s time to press reset. If you unilaterally “decide” you’re going to improve your relationship with your colleague, you’re likely to be disappointed quickly. The moment they fail to respond to a positive overture or (yet again) display an irritating behavior, you may conclude that your effort was wasted. Instead, try to make them a partner in your effort. You may want to find an “excuse” for the conversation such as the start of a new project or a New Year’s Resolution, which gives you the opportunity to broach the subject. “Jerry,” you could say, “On past projects, sometimes our perspectives and work styles have been a little different. I want to make this collaboration as productive as possible, so I’d love to brainstorm with you a little about how we can work together really well. Would that be OK with you?”

Finally, you need to change the dynamic. Even the best of intentions – including an agreement with your colleague to turn over a new leaf – can quickly disintegrate if you fall back into your old patterns. That’s why McLain Smith stresses the importance of disrupting your relationship dynamic. In the aftermath of a conflict, she suggests actually writing down a transcript of what was said by each party, so you can begin to see patterns – where you were pushing and she was pulling. Over time, it’s likely that you’ll be able to better grasp the big picture of how you’re relating to each other, and areas where you can try something different. (If you were less vehement, perhaps she’d be less resistant.)

We often imagine that our relationships are permanent and fixed – I don’t get along with him because he’s a control freak, and that’s not likely to change. But we underestimate ourselves, and each other. It’s true that you can’t give your colleagues a personality transplant and turn them into entirely different people; we all have natural tendencies that emerge. But clearly understanding the dynamics of the relationship – and making changes to what’s not working – can lead to markedly more positive results.

Previously in the Havard Business Review

Charles Wahome 

A Product Management Consultant 

At 

ManSys Global Limited

Success the Mecca of an Entrepreneur

The Power of ‘Why’

While I was away a lot has been on my mind. The turn around of my life was on September afyer a road accident minor as it was #no_injuries I was in a state of magic turn around till I stumbled upon this column am about to share with you. On that Sunday night I not only knew life has an abrupt ending but one strong cementation of my conviction and purpose of touching lives via Entrepreneurship was ignited. I anchor my dream no more why should you. Why should you live on a pedestal of people’s opinions or congratulatory efforts. 

What is your goal: The results they your rewards or someone else’s. ???
“The importance of knowing your purpose—and using it to anchor you in all that you do.

Before Sinek became obsessed with finding his “why” (the one reason to carry out his daily endeavors), he had lost his passion. But as a successful entrepreneur, he felt like losing his passion wasn’t a real problem worth telling anyone about—not when the rest of the world had bigger struggles. Instead of sharing how he felt, he acted as if he was still passionate about his work.

“I knew what I did—I knew how I did it,” Sinek says. “I knew how it was different or special compared to my competitors, but I couldn’t tell you why I was doing what I was doing.”

It wasn’t until Sinek learned how the human brain works—how it operates on a three-level basis of what we do, how we do it and why we do it—that he began to understand the power of why.

to do is pull the covers over your head and hide from the world. Your why may change throughout your life, as you get married, have a family, have to care for aging parents, etc., but the questions you have to ask yourself in order to stay focused on it and overcome all the obstacles you will inevitably face remain largely the same.

What is my definition of success?2

Your definition is yours, no one else’s, so you don’t need anyone’s approval and you don’t have to alter it to fit into some little “acceptable” box. But you do have to know what your definition of success is or you won’t know what your end goal is or why you’re working for it. If you define success as being able to pay the mortgage and keep the lights on and that’s what motivates you, there’s nothing wrong with that.

Once you come up with your definition, dig a little deeper and ask yourself why that is your definition of success. The deeper you dig, the clearer your why becomes and the more motivated you will become to reach it.

What am I passionate about?1

Skill and passion are often confused for one another, but they aren’t at all interchangeable. You can be really good at what you’re doing, and not only not be passionate about it, but also totally loathe it. So, ask yourself if you’re passionate about what you’re doing and, if not, what you are passionate about. What excites you? What gets you going and motivates you to keep going? Find your why and then pursue it with gusto.

You will find more personal and professional fulfillment at the place where natural talent and skill meets your personal passion. That is the place where you will find your motivation and be able to maintain it for the long haul.

If money were no object, what would I do?1

To some degree money is a driver for all of us. Maybe it’s not the main driver, but you know it totally is one. So, look at the job you’re doing every day and ask yourself if you’d still be doing it if money was no object. What would you do? Be realistic—odds are, you aren’t going to be a professional athlete or runway model—but really think about what your dream circumstance would be. If it’s not, you’re in a j-o-b when what you need to be in is a career—a career you love and look forward to giving your all so you can be your best.

So, how are you going to work toward that? How are you going to change your current circumstances (or use them as a jumping off point) to reach that end goal? It may not be something you can do overnight, but it can be the why that gets you up in the morning and motivates you to give your all now so you can have the future you dream of.

One of the biggest whys in my life has been making Loveanne proud. I try to do it both professionally and in our personal lives. It’s what I’m passionate about, and when I do make her proud, I feel like I’ve succeeded. You won’t ever reach your goals unless you do plug into your why and reassess from time to time to make sure you are still plugged into it. But if you are plugged into your why, the how will never be a problem.”

Previously posted by Bryan Elliott

 | August 24, 2016

Reposted by

CHARLES C. WAHOME 

PRODUCT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT 

AT

MANSYS GLOBAL LIMITED 

“At ManSys our why is; “why don’t kenyan brands (despite the line or economic sector) make it to the international sector?” 

Our Dream is to make sure any Entrepreneur that approaches us we shall put the on the NSE (New York Stock Exchange) or the international benchmark of their organization.”

Wealth Code


Previously posted by 

Author of Real Leaders Don’t Follow on 

On Entrepreneur.

​Reach beyond your grasp.

Perhaps the most brilliant advice in history is Robert Browning’s famous quote, “A man’s reach should exceed his grasp.” A woman’s, too. If you want to be successful, you have to consistently strive to tackle tough problems and do great work. There are no wealthy slackers. None.
Make good choices.

Becoming successful is all about making good choices, and that includes staying in school, staying out of trouble, and not starting a family until it makes fiscal sense. When it comes to career and business, listen to smart, accomplished people, but, in the end, trust your gut.
Always pay down your debt.

Better still, stay out of debt. There are exceptions. It’s OK to have a mortgage, but pay it down as soon as you can. And everyone needs a car, but get this: the average age of the three vehicles in the Tobak family is 12 years. I can’t remember the last time we took out a car loan.
Work in a high-demand, low-supply field.

It’s sort of funny how the most basic economic principle, the law of supply and demand, eludes most people. It’s so simple. Demand is proportional to price. Supply is inversely proportional to price. It’s as true of workers and compensation as it is of products and prices. More competition means less income and wealth. Simple. 
Learn to do one thing better than anyone.

It doesn’t matter whether you learn it in school or on the job; strive to be better than anyone else at just one thing. You do that by accomplishing one thing at a time. It helps a lot if that one thing is something you love to do. That way, you won’t have a problem with the next secret.
Be a raging workaholic.

Look, I’m not saying you can’t have family and fun. I do. And I’m not saying you shouldn’t work smart. I do. But every wealthy person is also a hard worker with a strong work ethic. In other words, they get the job done, meet their commitments, and set a fine example for others.
Prioritize, focus, be disciplined.

Forget all the books and blogs about personal productivity and self-improvement. All you have to do is always know your priorities, focus on what matters, and be disciplined about it. That’s it. No kidding. 
Get equity.

Salary pays the bills, but saving money is challenging and it’s always tempting to dip into the cookie jar. Equity from stock, options, or business ownership solves that problem because it’s not liquid. In other words, you can’t spend it. Just don’t squander it when you can. Instead of cashing out, diversify your investments.
Don’t do what everyone else is doing.

The key message of my new book, Real Leaders Don’t Follow, is that nobody ever got ahead by doing what everyone else is doing. Nobody. Unfortunately, social media promotes cultural conformity, herd mentality, and dopey fads like nobody’s business.

Think for yourself. Be your own person. Carve your own path. And always remember: Leaders lead. Followers follow. You can’t do both.
Charles Wahome 

Is a 

Product & Brand Management Consultant. Also a Business Consultant

At 

ManSys Global Limited 

Avoiding Self Limitation.

What’s the first vision that pops into your mind when I ask you to imagine yourself as…

 

Unstoppable?

 

As a kid, you might have fantasized of a superpower you wish you had. Mine was always the ability to fly!

The adult you might visualize adream business, lifestyle,relationship, state of well-being, or financial freedom.

But as kids we also used to dream relentlessly. We got excited about stuff we pursued. Even when the jaded grown-ups called us naive.

How often do you experience that same kind of enthusiasm as an adult today, without submitting yourself to limiting thoughts

“I ll be able to do push-ups perfectly after following these dail

How You Can Stop Limiting Beliefs and Take Back Your Life

In this life, you are the only person who holds the keys to your life. This means that you have the power to either make or break it. You’ve heard countless times that you only have one life and that life is short thus, you need to live it to the fullest. Most of the time, the situations you have to face are a result of false beliefs that you desperately try to cling to. These beliefs may be self-imposed or you might have gotten them from peers, friends, relatives, or people you look up to.

Regardless of where these beliefs come from, it is important to find the right solutions to help you stop limiting beliefs and regain your life. Below you will find some suggestions that can help you get back on track.

Question the limiting beliefs

There are very many times when we accept limiting beliefs or thoughts automatically. Why you ask? Probably because somewhere along your life, you have learned to do this. If you want to regain your life however, it’s about time to start questioning and challenging those limitations. This can be as simple as asking you “How do I know I can’t?” Keep probing even when your subconscious mind has already given you the automatic NO. This conversation should be kept alive until you realize that the limitation holding you back was just an illusion.

Take time off

One of the reasons why you could be choosing to follow beliefs that limit you in one way or another is because your judgment may be clouded. Take a little time off so that you can approach the situation with a clear mind for better results. This allows you to evaluate the areas in life where you might feel stuck, trapped or stressed. It is important to note that you only feel this way because you want to. You can choose to release these negative or frustrating emotions and start looking at the glass as half-full rather than half empty.

Get out of your comfort zone

You might be affected by limiting thoughts simply because you feel safe or are “used” to being in a certain situation. Try and take a few steps and wade into unfamiliar territories. This will take you outside the borders of your limited behavior and thinking capabilities. At this point, you get to ask yourself a very important question “How can this be done?” Take small yet powerful steps towards finding innovative or successful solutions. Someone once said “A journey of a thousand mile starts with one step.” This means that you have to look for a starting point. Taking this step, helps individuals to redefine what they think they can achieve. It is always important to remember that you can achieve more or do more than you think you can. Switch the gears of your life and adopt a “can do” attitude and you will be surprised as to how far you can go in life.

Learn from your past

Drowning yourself in the sorrows of yesterday will do nothing for your future. This will only leave you locked into a cocoon of self-pity, which is a very dangerous spot. It is important to learn to pick yourself up, dust off, and move on with your head held high. It took Thomas Edison about 10, 000 tries to make the light bulb. When he was interviewed by a reporter who asked him whether he felt like a failure, he simply answered, “Young man, why would I feel like a failure? And why would I ever give up? I now know definitively over 9,000 ways that an electric light bulb will not work. Success is almost in my grasp.” If he was discouraged by his first attempt and wallowed in failure, he would probably not have made history. Take life lessons from this master who invented the light bulb and regain your life in an instant.

Don’t label yourself

To be successful in life, you have to watch your language. Don’t paste labels on your life that could end up pulling you down. Someone once said, “What you say, you become.” If you label and think of yourself as a failure, you will most probably end up as one. The fact that you are a human being means that you are more flexible than you could ever imagine; just look at all the great things around you. They were once an idea from someone who worked hard to make sure his or her dream was achieved. You are not controlling or submissive, close-minded or inquisitive, sensitive or strong, you are a combination of all of the above. Just like a carpenter who used a wide array of tools for his work, you should also maximize your full personality spectrum to accomplish more, have better relationships and generally be happy.

Look for direction

Just because you think you can’t see the way, does not mean that the way is not there. There are very many times when you allow limiting beliefs to take a central role in your life and end up quitting on things that were close to fruition. Move in a direction that you feel is ideal. If for any reason it is not, turn back and take the next turn. Never ever, think that it is a little too late to change your life. That’s just wrong. First, you need to understand that people live longer nowadays, and most of the age stereotypes are slowly becoming outdated. Secondly, it is better to have lived everyday of your life as a growing individual rather than a shrinking one. It is also important to note that chances of getting instant success are almost zero to nil. You have to dream and be well prepared to be a successful person.

Passion Before Money

As I became an entrepreneur running my own company, I quickly discovered that the things I was most passionate about were being able to see a problem and then figuring out a way to solve it by designing software that could simplify and streamline the problem. I also had a passion for wanting to become a good leader for my people. Note that neither of these passions required industry specificity. The truth is that I could have fulfilled them in any type of business, but with my past experience and knowledge, healthcare technology became the industry of choice to pursue my passion. And thank heavens I had that passion because when times got tough – which they always do in business – it was my passion that drove me and helped me persist through the worst of times. Had I not had the passion I honestly don’t believe I could have led the growth of the company to the level that we achieved.
For some, their passion may be tied to a specific industry, like medicine, or law, or science, but I tend to believe that for most their passion is tied to a desire, such as to lead, or to teach, or to help others. And often times these passions can be pursued in a myriad jobs or industries.

What is important is for each of us is to figure out what is the passion inside of you that will drive you to become the very best you can be. What is the passion that makes you want to jump out of bed in the morning ready to take on the world? What is the passion that will help you keep going when everything around you appears to be falling apart? What is the passion that will make you want to give 110 percent of yourself, rather than putting in the minimum requirement to pick up a paycheck?  What is that passion for you? Then, once you identify your passion you can really begin to figure out what roads lie ahead that will allow you to pursue it.

I find it interesting that when interviews have been conducted with some of the most financially successful people of our time they almost always contain a similar thread, which is that the key to their success involved following their passion. Warren Buffett, in giving secrets to success, expressed the importance of finding what brings meaning to your life and making it your focus each day. Steve Jobs of Apples Inc. expressed that people should do what they love doing, sharing that it was his passion for his work and a belief that “people with passion can change the world for the better” that drove him.  Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook states that people should find that thing they are most passionate about and pursue it.  Zuckerberg said, “I think it’s important if you’re going to take on any big challenge, that you just love and really have faith in what you’re doing. That I think is the most important advice I would say.”

I do believe that if you are truly passionate about the work you are doing, you will have the greatest chance of achieving financial success. I believe that when we are passionate about something we have more energy, we work much harder, we get more creative, we search more diligently for solutions when difficult problems arise, and we inspire others who work alongside us. Each of those elements helps to increase our chances of success. But above all else, I believe we are the happiest when we are pursuing our passions in life, and that is the very best kind of success.

Charles Wahome 

Is A Product Management Consultant 

At 

ManSys Global Limited.

Becoming the Corporate Shark

The animal kingdom is one of the most unique and heirachical system ever built. “The under water division” is one of dominance. There is a  faster fish than the shark there is a more larger one but every single time when we hear the deep seas we know of The Shark. The most dominant in the seas rather the high seas.

1. Bones Vs. Cartilage – Outer Structure

While most fish have bony skeletons, sharks have cartilaginous skeletons made up of cartilage or gristle and no bones. Sharks are not the only fish with this sort of skeletons.

Having a skeleton made of gristle instead of bone helps make sharks flexible and relatively light. Sharks have lots of muscle in addition to their lighter skeleton and that gives them a lot of strength and speed. These factors aid them in hunting prey and keeping their spot at the top of the food chain. 

Flexibility and light weight (not to many structural caps) enables an organisation to have the leading edge in terms of adaptability to the outside world.

2. Bladders and Livers

Fish generally have something called a swim bladder that is filled with air and makes them buoyant so that they float in the water even if they stop swimming. This in turn makes them massively complacent.

Sharks on the other hand do not have these. Instead, have specially developed livers that are less dense than most animals and contain a large amount of oil. This makes it easier for them swim and makes them faster than other fish. If a shark stops swimming, it will slowly sink to the bottom of the ocean.

Oil in the corporate world is funds and a brand reputation to maintain. Hence it creates an enabling environment for innovation. However this comes with a contingency. Case study of blackberry Corp they became complacent and Iphone overtook it as The business phone. Hence once you have become renown for something don’t get sloppy keep moving. Keep innovating.

3. Body Shape: Texture of the Skin: Location of the Gills and Gill Slits

Most fish have oval-shaped heads when viewed from the front while sharks’ heads have a more triangular appearance. Additionally, the difference in the pectoral fins is more obvious from the front with the shark’s being well developed to help with swimming while fish tend to have smaller, less functional pectoral fins.

Sharks, however, are also different and are covered by dermal denticles which are composed of material similar to teeth. The unique composition of these reduces drag and make it easier for sharks to swim quickly and quietly. Again we see that the shark is indeed designed to be a fierce hunter. Nature made shark skin so efficient

The location of the gills and gill slits are different as well. A sharks gill slits are usually located behind their head while other fish have their gills behind the operculum, a bony flap that protects the gills. Some sharks who live on the ocean floor and spend a great deal of time with their mouths buried in the sand take in water through an opening on the top of their head called a spiracle. 

A leading edge and advanced but simplified hence easy to understand structural organisation enables corporations to be more smoother and efficient in their operations and businesses endavours giving them the leading edge every single time.


Posted by 

Charles Wahome 

Product Management Consultant 

At 

ManSys Global Limited 

mansysglobal@gmail.com

N.b 

To those wondering what Product Management Consulting is:

Product management Consulting is the lifecycle management of a company’s product/s dealing with:

  • Planning, 
  • Forecasting, and production, or 
  • Marketing of a product/s at all stages of the product lifecycle [Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) integrates people, data, proceses and business systems.]

Achieving Inner Piece

Originally posted on The Huffington Post:

We often, we define peacefulness by the absence of stress — a neutral, inactive, state. However, is peace really just a passive state? For most people, adopting the life of a “Zen master” and dedicating endless hours to meditation simply isn’t an option. Interestingly enough, science is helping to define an active peace state that is achievable with just minutes of daily practice.

Active peace can be described as an increased inner clarity, a feeling of inner calm, and a deeper sense of inner balance. This state of active peace is referred to psychophysiological coherence. Science has shown a correlation between coherence and our ability to think, act, and decision-make. Cultivating coherence, or a deeper internal peace, can actually make us more efficient and more capable of experiencing a meaningful and connected life.

The body responds favorably to the coherence state as well — emotional and mental states are revitalized, and the body’s immune and hormonal balance improves.

The most common obstacle that stands between more inner peace and us is stress. Our mental, emotional, and physical stressors push us further away from experiencing peace or achieving coherence. Many people feel the only way they can get relief from stress and feel more at ease is by taking a vacation, a morning to sleep in, or a day at the spa.

Here are a few active steps that you can use to reduce stress and increase your peace starting right now.

Control What You Can… and Breathe
We all have moments of worry, yet women tend to be bigger worriers than men. People often worry because they genuinely care. Yet our care is most effective when we are in balance — we think clearer, and we’re more creative and intuitive. Worry can become an unhealthy emotional habit that acts like a hole in your gas tank, draining your vital energy and certainly robbing you of peace.

Next time you find yourself in a mental loop of worry, take a time out — stop and sit quietly for a just couple of moments. Take a few breaths, a little deeper than normal. Breathe in an attitude of “ease” and breathe out the feeling of worry. Do this for a few moments with the intention that you are creating a new habit of inner ease while letting go of that old unhealthy pattern of worry.

Is the Noise in Your Head Bothering You?
Inner chatter: It’s surprising how much inner dialogue can run all day long without us even noticing, all the while depleting our inner peace. For many, inner chatter can consist largely of self-critical and self-judgmental comments. Unconstructive self-talk lacks the qualities of compassion, love and care and it creates distance between you peace.

Play a personal game. Start with a 30-minute period of time (you can increase the duration or how often you do it as you desire) for this simple exercise to help build inner awareness. During the time period, pay attention to your inner dialogue. Watch for negative inner self-talk. For example, if the negative thought is, “I’m an idiot, I should know how to do this by now.” Stop that thought and say, “This thought doesn’t serve me. Goodbye thought!” Then replace that old negative view with a new, positive inner message adding a compassionate attitude like you would have with someone you love. A positive replacement message could be, “I’m still learning how to do this. No worries, I’ll get it down soon.”

It may feel a bit superficial to start, but the more you play with this simple practice, the more your feelings and thoughts start to align with a more positive and loving inner dialogue. This practice can help create a powerful and positive change that leads to more inner peace.

Match Body and Mind
You can actively make changes to your mental and physical state. Our mind and body is so interconnected that even our heart rhythms reflect our feelings. In fact, something like the Inner Balance app will teach you how to intentionally shift your heart rhythms to increase the peace you crave. The app uses a simple sensor that plugs into to your smartphone and connects to your earlobe. The app develops a breathing sequence to help you align your breath and heart rhythms. Apply the simple coherence building technique included in the app to help you focus on a positive emotion. The combination has proven to help reduce stress and increase coherence. Science has observed an important connection between your heart rhythms and emotions: demonstrating that when we shift our heart rhythms into coherence, our mental and emotional state can also shift. Coherence equals a more balanced and peaceful you.

Connecting With Purpose and People
Connecting with others that share the desire to create more inner peace and give back to the world can increase your feelings of purpose, and in turn, inner calm. Consider signing up for a prayer group, yoga or meditation class — or think virtual. There are a growing number of online groups, such as the Global Care Room, a virtual hang-out for people that want to pray, meditate, or exercise their practice of choice in order to gain inner peace and focus on positive intentions to benefit others. Volunteering is another way to feel more content and less stressed. By concentrating your attention on others, your inner chatter will shift from being self-centered to more altruistic, as your focus shifts from centering on your worries to helping others. Organizations like Volunteer Match can provide opportunities in your area, or match you with organizations and volunteer opportunities based on an area of interest.

Remember: Peace isn’t some idealistic, passive state that only some people gain because they’re the “lucky ones.” Yes, peace can be moments of quiet and stillness, but it can also be an active state — a state where the mind, heart and body are in balance as you’re actively living life. Reducing stress and worry, being more mindful of the inner chatter and practicing coherence are great strategies for increasing active peace. With a little practice and commitment to cultivate peace each day, you will start to see growth and discover what practices work best for you

Posted by Charles Wahome

Product Management Consultant

At

ManSys Global Limited