A Millionaire’s Mindset

 

I had this idea to write about this particular topic for some time now and I'm glad today it can finally be put out on paper.

In the past few months I have seen friends complete their final year bachelor's degree, some have started working and some are in the midst of pursuing their internship.

However, what most young graduates or should I put it this way, potential employees have in common, is the wrong mindset.

Let me enlighten you.

Call it dreams, we all have them. To work for a notable company, earn and live sustainably

Many of us know what we want, but not many know the little things we need to do, to path our way to fulfil them

Being a really smart student does not always mean you are entitled to a secure high-end job, nor does being a rich kid from a wealthy family guarantee you a place at your dad's company. Lastly, being underprivileged or incapable does not mean you cannot achieve greatness.

Its all about your mindset. Read that last sentence again.

Up until now, you might probably think "This girl probably reads a lot of motivational books". Well yes I do but reading is one thing and understanding, is another.

The problem with us is we keep complaining. We complain about every single thing! Think about it.

But, don't take this the other way. We all complain! Even myself.


A wrong mindset starts by choice.

Here are a few examples:

1) When you choose to portray how ungrateful you are and pour it out on social media platforms, especially on LinkedIn! (If you are on LinkedIn and you do this, then you need a serious reality check)

2) When you regret taking up a particular coursewhen others don't even have the opportunity for an education

3) When you complain about how boring and toughyour job is when others are jobless

4) When you make up excuses and deny yourself opportunities

5) When you forget that 'Rome was never built in a day'

Think about it. All these scenarios lead back to you.

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When you speak to a group of people, its all you. People remember what you say when you least expect it.

Your reputation is the most profound thing you should nourish and grow

Instead of complaining and what not, why not conserve your energy and channel it positively to shape your future?

All you need is an idea, no matter right or wrong, big or small.

But first. A right mindset.

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You Might Not Achieve It Now, But Eventually

It's been a long week with report submissions and prepping for my final internship evaluation and the worst part is i miss my blog dearly. I miss writing something close to heart since I have been balled up in technical writing for the past few days and I'm super glad its going to be over soon. I was thinking on what to write as my next blog post and I had the best idea! This!

Yes! You might not achieve it now, but eventually, you will. Don't we all put in effort for the things we want most? Some of us really try hard to achieve a lot of things in a short span of time. Me on the other hand as well as some of you might agree, that we have so much yet to accomplish in this world but there is so little time. Makes me sad sometimes. But it makes me even more determined.

They always say hard work will always pay off. If not now, maybe sooner. Sooner than we think? But how soon is soon? I don't know. But I do know that somehow the law of the universe helps us. Us, as in those who constantly do the right things and put in the right amount of effort at the right time. Its all about timing anyhow, right? Definitely timing and a lot of determination as well as discipline. Wow, I am talking as if I have achieved a lot already. Nahh, just words of advice that I felt I needed at some point of my life too and here I am to share it with those of you who need it.

Its painful to see those who have worked so hard but have not gotten what they want yet. But then again, how do you measure hard work? Its different for each person and we all have our own definitive terms of what it means to achieve something in life. One thing for sure, although many may occasioanlly think life is unfair at times, life gives us what we deserve. Maybe being a person who is always hard working and always determined is somehow weighing a toll on you, not to mention draining your energy, and slowly making you feel demotivated? I think we have all been there and gone through that too. But somehow we find silver linings in the obstacles we go through. Don't we?

So I guess its safe to say that, hard work = pain = success. Sometimes we have to make big decisions and sacrifices in our lives to achieve the things we want most. We all know who or where we want to be ten years down the road. Or maybe ten years is too way down the road, heck! even I don't know the answer to that yet. But lets say five years? Easier right? Yes, you could go with the flow and when someone comes up to you and asks you, "Hey! Where do you see yourself in five years?", and you'll be like, "Yeah, I'm just gonna go with the flow man". A totally normal reaction and I even I say that too. But deep down, you know where you will be, who you are at that point of time and who will be there supporting.

So whatever it is, your hopes, goals and dreams, they are going to take time. But never take time for granted. Work on it, even if its the little things. Continue to strive and always be keen to seek valuable information that will help you shape your dreams into reality.

I think this is my longest article to date. But hey! words of advice always come in handy don't they? Tell me what you think in the comments below!

Much love,

Mavinia.

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Do You Have Attitude?

Life ethics, working ethics, you name it. I'm sure we have all heard of stories about people not being on time, not responding to calls and the list goes on and on. Annoying isn't it?  We all have attitude sometimes, me too. So I decided to blog, out of my own personal thoughts and opinions, on the three main attitudes all of us should practice 🙂

  1. Common Courtesy

    Just like common sense, it is something that most human beings lack. Whether its in life or work, common courtesy is something that should be developed in you as you go through life's experiences.

    1) When someone emails/calls/texts, you should reply/respond
    2) Own up your mistakes and apologise when you should
    3) As an employee you should approach your boss and not the other way round

  2. Open to ideas

    The last thing you want to do, is shut yourself out from different ideas, techniques or suggestions. You have nothing to lose when you expand your network and share ideas. Everyday is a new learning experience and it is something you should look forward to.

  3. Punctuality

    You can be an intellectual, a professional in a specific field or whatever your profession, but if you lack punctuality it will be a major turn off right at the beginning. Plan well and never make others wait for you, as mentioned common courtesy.

    Yay! So that's it! 🙂 Happy reading and I shall meet you again in my next blog post. Thank you for stopping by!

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What It Feels Like To Be Overenthusiastic


Being enthusiastic is good. Its the normal energy level a human being possesses, but being overenthusiastic feels a lot like having an immense amount of energy that nobody else can relate to.

Overenthusiastic people have a lot of drive in them. They don't and won't sitstill, they find ways of always moving around. They want to get the most things done in one time. Sometimes impossible but they can actually prevail. Even the idea of a small break would sometimes be the most dreadful thing but otherwise very much needed.

The thing about being overenthusiastic is sometimes you are taken granted for the shitload of work you can actually complete. Sometimes your strongest trait can be a bad thing too. 

An overenthusiastic person doesn't think too much when it comes to action. We presume we have made all the judgements in our head and just go for it. Sometimes the spontaneous decisions are good and sometimes it leaves you in regret.

I think a lot of people are enthusiastic depending on the type of situation. 


But you can always make yourself overenthusiastic even if you don't have passion in what you do. Its called Will.

I was given a task that I knew nothing about. I had poor knowledge on the subject matter but that did not stop me from trying. Along the way as I found myself passionate and more open to learning, I discovered I became overethusiastic. There was a thirst for more. So i kept the momentum going.

I'm writing this article to tell you that it's okay to be overenthusiastic, to be always on time. To lack sleep and still have a lot of energy. Its okay to be called weird because you aren't normal, you are unique. 

It took me some time to understand why I am programmed the way I am. But then I realised, the upper hand of being overenthusiastic is it gives you that sense of fulfilment and satisfaction. It makes you realise what you are capable of and it makes you happy.

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