GUIDANCE ON COMPETITION AND COOPERATION

Introduction Competition and cooperation seem to be words that are opposite. In a real sense their origin and therefore their application may surprise you. Competition is defined as “a situation in which someone is trying to win something or be more successful than someone else”-Cambridge Dictionary. It could be described as a rivalry, vying; conflict, feuding, fighting or keeping up with the Joneses. Cooperation is defined as the “the process of working together to the same end” – Cambridge Dictionary. It is also described as collaboration, joint action, combined effort, teamwork, partnership, coordination, liaison, association, synergy, synergism, give and take, […]

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HELPING WORDS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD

The Year Ahead shall be quick and swift; but those who will harness the times shall succeed abundantly. Why do I say so? From the spiritual perspective, the Cosmic Clock has been ticking to the hour of twelve and the closing of the cycle of all things must come to an end. For this reason, everything in Creation is rapidly hurrying to a close. You can see the unimaginable impatience throughout Creation; people clamoring for a change and the change must happen now, people taking arms against the other in unique and innovative ways, standards are being destroyed and instability […]

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CHRISTMAS: YOUR SIMPLE GUIDE

Christmas is here with us again and the heralds of joyful giving, celebration and merry-making in Christendom filled the air. “Today in the City of David a Savior has been born to you. He is Christ the Lord”(Luke 2:11)! And for this reason, the run-up to Christmas is full of tensions and anxieties, but the day itself is just very simple and reflective. How do you make the best of this celebration and also not run into financial trouble after the Yuletide? These are my four basic steps to help in your planning for Christmas and beyond:- JANUARY THE LONGEST […]

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HOW TO PRICE YOUR PRODUCT AND SERVICE

What good it is if you develop a product or service but you don’t know how to price it for your clients? You will surely lose the benefits of your efforts, for you either price yourself out – meaning the price is too much or you price yourself too cheaply. This is an element that is very important that you don’t lose revenue or you don’t fail in that business. How do you ensure that you do not suffer clients’ rejection on the basis of pricing? We shall learn about various pricing strategies and then pick up on how we […]

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GET READY FOR THE BOOK “PERMANENT WEALTH”

Wealth creation has generally been elusive to many from centuries past and shall continue to be so. This is due to the fact that the techniques are not taught in schools and colleges. Those who gain the knowledge, learn them from their parents and friends. This is the main reason why some families remain very rich while others remain in poverty for generations. Success first comes from personal development. Success is a product of enhancing your career and business techniques. The by-product is the financial resources that accrue. There is no other way round. But how come that some educated people […]

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CHANGING YOUR PERSONAL LIABILITIES INTO ASSETS

At any point in time, all of us face challenges one way or the other due to some personal weaknesses. These weaknesses in personal lives affect our progress and therefore success in what is achievable. These weaknesses could be called liabilities while your personal strengths could be called assets. From the accountant’s point of view:- A liability is a present obligation of the enterprise arising from past events, the settlement of which is expected to result in an outflow from the enterprise of resources embodying economic benefit. Asset is a resource controlled by the entity as a result of past […]

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MY SECOND DAY IN GIMPA

Introduction “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3: 8. You may wander (not wonder) in your mind about a thousand years being liking to a day. This quote is never understood by many Christians. But Abd-ru-shin in His lecture ‘A Thousand Years as One Day” explained this vividly to readers and hearers. Things are faster in the […]

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HOW TO MAXIMIZE YOUR INVESTMENT

Last week, we looked at introduction to investment. We looked at various definitions and returns on investments. Today we shall concentrate on how to maximize the returns. There are three variables that affect the outcome of returns on investments. These are the duration of the investment or what is described as time, the amount invested and the rate of investment or interest rate. Time or duration: the longer the duration of an investment to maturity, the higher the return, all things being equal. Treasury bills of 91 days to maturity will have return lower that a government bond of say […]

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WHAT IS INVESTMENT? – AN INTRODUCTION

Over the past months, we focused on how to set up a business, how to run the business successfully using business principles and techniques and how things should work effectively through personal development techniques. Today, I would like us to give introduction to the topic: Investment. “An investment is an asset or item that is purchased with the hope that it will generate income or appreciate in the future. In an economic sense, an investment is the purchase of goods that are not consumed today but are used in the future to create wealth”- Investopedia. To invest is to allocate […]

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YOU ARE YOUR VOWS!

You are what you are today because of your vows made some time back. Consciously or unconsciously, you make vows on daily basis. Through your thoughts, words and deeds, you make new pledges which guide your path through this creation. You need to fulfill your vow and walk on the path you have chosen for yourself. What is a Vow? A vow is a solemn promise to do a specific thing(s). Kinds of Vows I am not going to go through lists of earthly vows that are known to us. I am rather taking you through things and issues that […]

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