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Positive Addiction

 

1 June 2024 

 

Discipline is the foundation of life. It always makes us better.

Remove distractions and be self-disciplined. Focus on the areas in your life that need change.

 

Jim Rohn says your time is equal to money. Do what you love without stress. Please take a listen here: https://youtu.be/kHwLWQI60FA?si=98aDcS8ruZiH3RIq."

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder and Director 

Wowos Club 

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How to learn a new skill?

 

“Today’s problems cannot be solved with the same level of thinking that created them” - Albert Einstein. 

 

Albert’s quote tells us that we need to learn new skills continuously. In this recording, https://youtu.be/xrYu3rdUVgI?si=Kcrs-KLmbY0IZvNY, John Rohn explains how to learn a new skill. Please take a listen and share your thoughts here. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder and Director 

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“Build a foundation for your dream”

 

“Take excellent care of the front end of your day, and the rest of your day will pretty much take care of itself. Own your morning. Elevate your life” - Robin Sharma. 

 

Tyler Perry said, “Build a foundation for your dream”. Listen to his story about his dad and the foundations they would build in this video: https://youtu.be/liEwlSTbuTY?si=azEy09spQWEwNDtJ

 

When you have time, think about the questions that Tyler is asking us: 

 

1.         How much can your foundation hold? And 

2.         What is your intention in your career and life? 

 

For those finishing up a degree, looking for a job, or having reached a ceiling at your workplace, please listen to Tyler’s questions. 

 

For those selling and there are no customers or trying this and that without success, please listen to Tyler explaining his struggles about not having an audience. For seven years, he had to endure a tough time. Seven years, Wowos, and he kept his intentions! 

 

For those who think the enemy is out there, please listen to Tyler and realise that the enemy can be within. 

 

And for those who believe in giving back to your community, this video will strengthen you. 

 

Last but not least, this video is a must to listen for those who believe in Jesus. 

 

I wish you well, Wowos. Build your foundation. Start now and ensure it is intact. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder and Director 

Wowos Club 

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May you find success

 

18 November 2023

 

There is no secret to success; there is a system - Les Brown. 

 

Napoleon Hill argued that “Success always involves risk. You must take a chance by investing your time, money, and effort. It pays to be thoughtful and deliberate in your analyses of opportunities, but don’t let timidity hold you back. Because you have worked hard to develop those things you must risk, it is natural for you to place a high value on them. But what good are they if you do not put them to use? You will recognize opportunity only to the extent that you are willing to consider risking your time, money, and effort. Being confident gives you the courage to face risk and act when opportunity arises. No one on earth is going to force success upon you; you will find it only to the degree that you actively seek it out.”

 

Good night, Wowos. May you find success. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder and Director 

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Intimacy

 

The last 20 minutes of this interview will make you think again. Listen very closely to what Jada is asking Steven. Take a listen to this podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/the-diary-of-a-ceo-with-steven-bartlett/id1291423644?i=1000631432970. Jada also touches on intimacy. 

 

Zukav and Francis (2001:112-114) define intimacy as the measure of the energy that leaves your energy system in love and trust. We are designed to be intimate - caring, sensitive, and loving toward one another. When you are intimate, you are fulfilled. The first intimacy is gratifying and joyful. You feel open to your life and to others. You look forward to being with others. You care about them. You feel connected to them, even if they do not feel connected to you. You are interested in them. You appreciate them, and you appreciate that they are in your life.

 

The second experience, lack of intimacy, is painful. People appear to you as objects. You are not interested in what they feel or think except when it affects you. You are more concerned with things, such as a new car or a better job than you are with people. Activities like finishing a project or achieving a goal are more important to you than people. Everything is more important to you than people unless you need them to accomplish what you want. 

 

May you find your gratifying and joyful intimacy, Wowos. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder and Director 

Wowos Club 

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Change your life

Source: https://youtu.be/ARpSU4MwHls. 

 

Early Nightingale once said, “We are what we think about”. Yes, we become what we think about. Think about that momentarily, and let me know what you are thinking. Nightingale believed what we plant 🍃 in our minds is what we get in return. So, if you think about how much less fortunate you are, you will get that in return. 

 

Earl said all you need to do is wish for what you want to achieve; the rest will be history. Please watch the video. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder and Director 

Wowos Club 

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We are looking for you

Wowos Club Digital Library (WCDL):

16 September 2022, 
 
Good Evening Wowos, 
 
Robin Sharma wrote, “When Mahatma Gandhi died, he had about ten possessions, including his sandals, a watch, eyeglasses and a simple bowl to eat from. Mother Teresa, so prosperous of heart and rich with the authentic power to influence millions, died in a tiny room containing almost no worldly goods. When she’d travel, she’d carry all her things in a white cloth bag”. 

Please listen to this podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/the-daily-mastery-podcast-by-robin-sharma/id1521068608?i=1000614872220
 
We are looking for you to:
 
1.    sleep on the floor at least one night per month; 
2.    fast once a week per year (our start). 
3.    possess only ten items in this world like Mahatma Gandhi; 
 
The idea of this, Wowos, is to keep us strong, disciplined, and focused. 
 
Let me know which option you will take. 
 
Good night, all. 
 
The text above is inspired by the book The 5 a.m. Club. Join the 5 AM Club here.

Technology

 

In his book, “The 5 AM Club”, Robin Sharma wrote as follows: 

 

“And, about your point about being addicted to technology, just remember that intelligently used, it advances human progress. Through using technology wisely, our lives become better, our knowledge becomes richer, and our wonderful world becomes smaller. It’s the misuse of technology that’s ruining people’s minds, damaging their productivity and destroying the very fabric of our society. Your phone is costing you your fortune, you know? If you’re playing with it all day long.” - Robin Sharma (The 5 AM Club)

 

Steve Biko wrote as follows in his book, titled “I Write What I Like”: 

 

“We must seek to restore to the black people a sense of the great stress we used to lay on the value of human relationships, to highlight the fact that in the pre-Van Riebeeck days, we had a high regard for people, their property and for life in general; to reduce the hold of technology over man and to reduce the materialistic element that is slowly creeping into the African character”. 

 

I have put a lens on both Sharma and Biko because of their explanation regarding technology and how we should be careful of technology. I would love to hear your view. 

 

Thank you for reading, and good night. 

 

Warm regards,

Wonga Ntshinga, 

Founder and Director 

Wowos Club 

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Re: We do not have an ideal benchmark for a competent and good President

5 September 2023 

 

I agree with some aspects of this 

 

However, it would be amiss to claim that there is nothing competent about Mbeki, Zuma or CR.

 

These Presidents have had their share of successes (which one can take and use for a model that Zibu is looking for). We can also look at their weaknesses and use them as a model for better leadership in SA. 

 

I hardly agree with the sentiment that says our leaders are a 1 or 0. So, in short, I am saying there's a lot to benchmark from. For instance, we learned why growing the economy was important during Mbeki's time. We also learnt why working with other African countries is vital for African unity and success. At the same time, we learnt through Mbeki why it is not always advisable to just take things as they are given or subscribed by the West

 

During JZ's time, we learnt why it is critical to prioritise rural development and invest in large infrastructure. We also understood how difficult it is to provide free education, but JZ still pushed for it. I believe he was pro-South Africa (which is what Zibu wants), albeit the State Capture under him 

 

So, we will always find good and bad in every leader worldwide. And we will also never find all solutions in one leader.

 

So, with CR or any other current President anywhere in the world, you will have good and bad; of course, the scales will differ depending on who is measuring.

 

If I have to say, Mbeki was a good President, barring his weakness on HIV and Arms Deal. But he led his cabinet and party with boldness. And he wasn't afraid to make decisions in line with his party. And his recall is a testament to this. He gracefully exited a Presidential seat. How much does that cost the world over? 

 

In essence, what I am saying is there is a model. One just has to look everywhere to find it.

 

Jabu Mtsweni 

Wowos Club Shareholder 

We do not have an ideal benchmark for a competent and good President

Unfortunately, for us as a country, we do not have an ideal benchmark for a competent and good President. President Mandela ushered us into a democracy and a rainbow nation, which a majority believed was a good idea at the time. Today, almost everyone can poke holes and do into his Presidency.

Under President Mbeki, we saw growth in the economy. However, his stance around HIV/AIDS tainted his tenure, and he was regarded as aloof and was recalled. 

Then came President Zuma, who came into the Presidency under a cloud of controversy that continued throughout his tenure. The economy deteriorated, and we saw state capture becoming a theme. 

When President Ramaphosa came in, he gave us hope and sold us a dream, a fairy 🧚‍♀️ tale, and soon the wheels came off the bus. He has been slow in making decisions and deferred his decision-making to committees and commissions. 

Is President Ramaphosa incompetent? What measure does one use to determine incompetence? In my view, if we look at his slowness in making decisions and where our economic growth has been lately (albeit the slight growth in recent quarters), he is not the President we need right now. And if you asked who we need now, I don't know. If you wondered what kind of a President do we need right now? I'd say one who is not afraid to get into trouble. 

We need a President who is and will be patriotic. We need a President who will be decisive and reasonably clean because one does not ascend to that office without some scandals in the closet. We need a leader who will lead us to where the country must go, even if we do not know it. We need a leader who will prioritise our country's well-being over the satisfaction of the minority. We need a President who will not compromise themselves and their integrity at the altar of convenience.

Zibuse L Kunene 

Wowos Club Shareholder 

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