Otakada.org Monday Morning Motivational and Inspirational Quotes and Real Stories for Engaging the Marketplace Series 3 of 52
Series: 3 of 52 – Oct 2019
Date: 7th of October 2019
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- 9 motivational and inspirational quotes, strategies and stories on productivity to cover you for the week and for eternity.
- Questions and Answers: Business Pointers’ by Darius Ogden Mills – See what helped him succeed so you can apply to your specific situation
- One (1) Story from the bible addressing the question of what does it take to really take to live an abundant RICH life to help you apply to real life scenarios
- 3 Proven Business Productivity tools to help you succeed in your online and offline business
Nine (9) Motivational Quotes and strategies this week!
- 20 “Because you’re not yet taking God seriously,” said Jesus. “The simple truth is that if you had a mere kernel of faith, a poppy seed, say, you would tell this mountain, ‘Move!’ and it would move. There is nothing you wouldn’t be able to tackle.” – Jesus Christ – Matthew 17:20 The Message (MSG)
- Success is predictable. – Brian Tracy
- To be a champion, you have to believe in yourself when nobody else will. – Sugar Ray Robinson
- Time, patience, and perseverance will accomplish all things.
- Accept the past for what it was. Acknowledge the present for what it is. Anticipate the future for what it can become. – Tracy L. McNair
- Successful people tend to become more successful because they are always thinking about their successes. – Brian Tracy
- If we are to achieve results never before accomplished, we must expect to employ methods never before attempted. – Francis Bacon
- To be a winner, all you HAVE to give is all you HAVE!
- 6-7 Jesus said, “I am the ROAD, also the TRUTH, also the LIFE. NO ONE gets to the Father apart from me. If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know Him. You’ve even seen him!” – Jesus Christ – John 14:6-7 The Message (MSG)
Questions and Answers: Business Pointers’ by Darius Ogden Mills – See what helped him succeed so you can apply to your specific situation
The Interview Darius Ogden Mills
Mr. Mills was born in Western New York in 1825. He has been a leading financier for fifty years, in California, and in New York. He is connected with the management of eighteen important business and philanthropic corporations in New York city.
What is your idea, Mr. Mills, of a successful life?” “If a bootblack does all the good he possibly can for his fellow-men, his life has been just as successful as that of the millionaire
who helps thousands.”
” What, Mr. Mills, do you consider the keynote of success? ”
” Work,” he replied, quickly and emphatically. “Work develops all the good there is in a man; idleness all the evil. Work sharpens all his faculties and makes him thrifty; idleness makes him lazy and a spendthrift. Work sur- rounds a man with those whose habits are industrious and honest; in such society, a weak man develops strength, and a strong man is made stronger. Idleness, on the other hand, is apt to throw a man into the company of men whose object in life is usually the pursuit of un- wholesome and demoralizing diversions.”
” To what formative influence do you at- tribute your material success, Mr. Mills?” I asked.
” I was taught very early that I would have to depend entirely upon myself; that my future lay in my own hands. I had that for a start, and it was a good one. I didn’t waste any time thinking about succession to wealth, which so often acts as a drag upon young men. Many persons waste the best years of their lives waiting for dead men’s shoes; and, when they get them, find them entirely too big to wear grace- fully, simply because they have not developed themselves to wear them.
” As a rule, the small inheritance, which, to a boy, would seem large, has a tendency to lessen his efforts, and is a great damage to him in the way of acquiring the habits necessary to success.
HABIT OF THRIFT
” No one can acquire a fortune unless he makes a start; and the habit of thrift, which he learns in saving his first hundred dollars, is of inestimable value later on. It is not the money, but the habit which counts.
” There is no one so helpless as a man who – is ‘broke,’ no matter how capable he may be, and there is no habit so detrimental to his reputation among business men as that of borrowing small sums of money. This cannot be too
emphatically impressed upon young men.
“Another thing is that none but the wealthy, and very few of them, can afford the indulgence of expensive habits; how much less then can a man with only a few dollars in his pocket? More young men are ruined by the expense of smoking than in any other way. The money thus laid out would make them in- dependent, in many cases, or at least would give them a good start. A young man should be warned by the melancholy example of those who have been ruined by smoke, and avoid it.”
FORMING AN INDEPENDENT BUSINESS JUDEMENT
” What marked traits,”Mr. Mills, ” have the influential men with whom you have been associated, possessed, which most impressed you? ”
” A habit of thinking and acting for them- selves. No end of people are ruined by taking the advice of others. This may answer temporarily, but in the long run it is sure to be disastrous. Any man who hasn’t ability to judge for himself would better get a comfortable clerkship somewhere, letting someone of more ambition and ability do the thinking necessary to run the business.”
THE MULTIPLICATION OF OPPORTUNITIES TODAY IN AMERICA
“Are the opportunities for making money as numerous to-day as they were when you started in business?”
” Yes, the progress of science and invention has increased the opportunities a thousand-fold, and a man can find them wherever he seeks them in the United States in particular. It has caused the field of employment of labor of all kinds to expand enormously, thus creating opportunities which never existed before. It is no longer necessary for a man to go to foreign countries or distant parts of his own country to make money. Opportunities come to him in every quarter. There is hardly a point in the country so obscure that it has not felt the revolutionizing influence of commercial enterprise. Probably railroads and electricity are the chief instruments in this respect. Other industries follow closely in their wake.”
WHERE ONE’S BEST CHANCE IS-THE KNOWLEDGE OF MEN
” In what part of the country do you think the best chances for young men may be found? ”
” The best place for a young man to make money is the town in which he was born and educated. There he learns all about everybody, and everybody learns about him. This is to his advantage if he bears a good character, and to the advantage of his towns-people if he bears a bad one. While a young man is growing up, he unconsciously absorbs a vast deal of knowledge of people and affairs~ which would be equal to money if he only has the judgment to avail himself of it. A knowledge of men is the prime secret of business success. Upon reflection, how absurd it is for a man to leave a town where he knows everything and everybody, and go to some distant point where he doesn’t know anything about anybody or anything, and expect to begin on an equal footing with the people there who are thoroughly acquainted.”
THE BOTTOM OF THE LADDER
” What lesson,” Mr. Mills, ” do you consider it most needful for young men to learn? ”
“The lesson of humility; -not in the sense of being servile or undignified, but in that of paying due respect to men who are their superiors in the way of experience, knowledge and position. Such a lesson is akin to that of discipline. Members of the royal families of Europe are put in subordinate positions in the navies or armies of their respective countries, in order that they may receive the training necessary to qualify them to take command. They must first know how to obey, if they
would control others. ”In this country, it is customary for the sons of the presidents of great railroads, or other companies, to begin at the bottom of the ladder and work their way up step by step, just the same as any other boy in the employ of the corporation. This course has become imperatively necessary in the United States, where each great business has become a profession in itself. Most of the big machine shops number among their employees, scions of old families who carry dinner pails, and work with files or lathes, the same as anyone else. Such shoulder-to- shoulder experience is invaluable to a man who is destined to command, because he not only masters the trade technically, but learns all about the men he works with and qualifies him- self to grapple with labor questions which may arise.
“There is no end of conspicuous examples of the wisdom of this system -in America. There are also many instances of disaster to great industrial concerns due to the inexperience or the lack of tact of men placed suddenly in control.”
THE BENEFICENT USE OF CAPITAL
Upon this point, Mr. Mills said: – ” A man can, in the accumulation of a fortune, be just as great a benefactor of mankind as in the distribution of it. In organizing a great industry, one opens up fields of employment; or a multitude of people who might otherwise be practically helpless, giving them not only a chance to earn a living for themselves and their families, but also to lay by a competency for old age. All honest, sober men, if they have half a chance, can do that; but only a small percentage. can ever become rich. Now the rich man, having acquired his wealth, knows better how to manage it than those under him would, and having actual possession, he has the power to hold the community of his employees and their interests together, and prevent disintegration, which means disaster so much oftener to the employee than to the employer.”
THE WHOLESOME DISCIPLINE OF EARNING AND SPENDING
“What is the responsibility of wealth, Mr. Mills? ”
“A man must learn not to think too much of money., It should be considered as a means and not an end; and the love for it should never be permitted to so warp a man’s mind as to destroy his interest in progressive ideas. Making money is an education, and the wide experience thus acquired teaches a man discrimination in both men and projects, where money is under consideration. Very few men who make their own money use it carelessly. Most good projects that fail owe their failure to bad business management, rather than to lack of intrinsic merit. An inventor may have a very’, ‘ good thing, and plenty of capital may be el1″~ listed but if a man not acquainted with the peculiar line, or one who is not a good salesman or financier be employed as manager, the result is disastrous. A man should spend his money in a way that tends to advance the best interests of society in the country he lives in, or in his own neighborhood at least. There is only one thing that is a greater harm to the community than a rich spendthrift, and that is a miser.”
PERSONAL: A WORD ABOUT CHEAP HOTELS
” How did you happen to establish the sys- tem of hotels which bears your name, Mr. Mills? ”
” I had been looking around for several years to find something to do that would be for the good of the community. My mind was largely on other matters, but it occurred to me that the hotel project was the best, and I immediately went to work at it. My purpose was to do the work on so large a scale that it would be appreciated and spread all over the country; for as the sources of education extend, we find more and more need of assisting men who have a disposition for decency and good citizenship. The mechanic is well paid~ and the man who has learned to labor is much more independent than he who is prepared for a profession or a scientific career~ or other objects in life that call for higher education. Clerks commencing at small salaries need good surroundings and economy to give themselves a start. Such are the men for whom the hotels were established.”
Questions for Reflections:
- What do you make of the interview with Darius Ogden Mills Business Success Story?
- What are the learning points and what can you apply to your own success pursuits today?
- Are there questions that you have, that you will need clarification to?
- Who would you share your story with today?
One (1) Story from the bible addressing the question of what does it take to really take to live an abundant RICH life to help you apply to real life scenarios
Mark 8:34-37 The Message (MSG)
Mark 8:34-37 The Message (MSG)
34-37 Calling the crowd to join his disciples, he said, “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat; I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to saving yourself, your true self. What good would it do to get everything you want and lose you, the real you? What could you ever trade your soul for?
Questions for Reflections:
- What do you make of this abundant life story?
- What can you apply to your life decision going forward?
- Are there questions that you have, that you will need clarification to?
- Who would you share this abundant life story with?
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