Money is never a problem.

Where there is a will, there is a way. When the promise is clear, the sacrifice will be cheap. There are many people willing to partner and help you, there is a lot of money in this world enough for your idea. 
Under what circumstances does money become a problem? 

1. When we love money. Money is good but love of money is bad. Love of money is seen when you are unconscious of how you spend, when you stop paying tithe or planning how to earn or spend money.

2. When the promise is not clear, when there is no good purpose, when there is no goal. 

3. When one looks for money. Money is very elusive, like a butterfly. The more you chase, the more it runs away. Money is attracted by who you become. Work on yourself more than you work on your job. Grow!

4. When you stop thinking. This is often seen when people want something for nothing. They bet, they gamble, they get involved in corruption and dirty deals or involve in drinking and drugs.
Indeed, there has never been a money problem because God always provides and nature always obey its lays. You reap exactly what you sow.

Give me an idea.

It is interesting how ideas always lead to great successes. Sometimes I wonder, where do ideas come from? How can I get ideas? What type of ideas do I need? Why do many people lack ideas? 
In my research work, I have learned that almost everything good is a product of an idea. The Bible would maybe call it a seed. Read the stories of great successes from the story of Larry Page, the story of Internet, the story of V8, the story of bulb and many other great stories. These stories all come from a simple idea. 
Look at this idea. 

There are many people who want to travel all over the world. Big problem but .. A problem is good…why? Where there is a problem, there is a good solution for it.. called an idea. If I can find this solution then everyone who wants to travel will pay me and I’ll go home happy as they do travel and be happy. This is called win win. 
How then do I develop this idea?

1. “Think one”. Look into the problem. Be very sure the problem does exist and people need the solution. Once you are sure, write down the problem. 

2. ” Think two”. List down all the possible solutions. Here you will need to research. A problem here must have been a problem somewhere else. There is nothing new on earth. 

3. Write down a plan. Solomon says, a man with a plan never fails. 

4. Act. Think action! Curry out a pilot project.

5. “Think three” .. Think big. If you were planning on solving a problem at a scale of 2, scale it to 200.. If you were planning to plant 100 trees, plan to plant 10,000 trees. You will realize what is called the magic of thinking big. 

6. Be resourceful. Understand and master what you want to solve. Buy books, buy information, seek ideas and keep a positive mind. Being resourceful also involves integrity, honesty and sincerity.

7. “Think four”. Think again, think different and thing big. 
Give me an idea and I’ll give you a success story.
Cheers๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Her song is my song.

It all started when she was born,

She stole my sister’s name,

Then the first time I met her,

She stole my heart with a song and a smile.

 

Her song is my song,

Her color is my color,

She loves sunrise but I love sunset,

She is ever happy but I ever smile.

 

Every time I travel, I travel with her in thought,

I see her her sleep peacefully like a child on the co-driver seat,

And when I see the beautiful sun set,

The reddish sun turns into her beautiful face.

 

Darling, take my hand and travel with me,

There is nothing like impossible to big minds,

If God says yes, who else can say yes?

If I must dream, I will dream with you swry!

Five things successful people don’t do.

Successful people operate differently from the average person. They didn’t get unique by doing the same thing everyone else does. 
1. They don’t complain or blame others. They understand that they give more power those whom they blame as they drain themselves the power. They therefore take control.
2. They understand change is inevitable. They therefore shape their future by controlling their thought, making goals, creating a life purpose, a yearly or weekly or monthly mission. 
3. They do not let fear stop them. They recognise their fears and transcend beyond them. They do not let limiting beliefs stop them ..They have replaced I can’t with I can in their vocabulary.
4. They are not afraid to ask for help. Many, out of pride and selfishness do not ask for help. They therefore develop a roof barrier on their potential.
5. They do not wait for the perfect time to act. They are good decision makers and hardly change what they have decided. Yesterday, I enjoyed driving with one of this kind. I liked how he was so sure not to do what he has decided not to do and to do exactly what he decided to.  There is no greater moment than now.
Cheers.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

The dark valley of temptation.

Here is a man who has not gone through the three gates of surrender.

1. The surrender of desire

2. The surrender if opinion

3. The surrender of self. 

He has not learned how to examine and analyse his desires and habits and he cannot trace the roots in the mind and the effects in character and his life. He enters into the dark valley of temptation and each day. He lives the life of a beast. Eating, drinking, sleeping and Pershing enjoyment at the call of the lower impulses. He blindly gratifies every inclination without any questioning of his conduct. 

How then can we help this man, driving ignorantly in the dark valley?

The desires in the dark valley will always glamour loudly for gratification. They will never die without consistent struggle and effort to change. They must be abandoned unconditionally and allowed to perish for want of food. 

His first step should be to seek the Power of the Bible. The Bible will teach him the discipline, the principles and the laws

of nature which when acted upon gives power. 

He must also learn to be self discipline by disciplining:

1. Thoughts. 

2. Food and drinks (Selecting the mild and refreshing food which nature provides richly like grains, fruits and vegetables and avoid all forms of gluttony and drunkenness)

3. Rest ( Giving body rest it needs, rising early and never encouraging the beastly desire to indulge in dreamy indolence after waking.

4. Senses

Once he learns to discipline himself, he must take the step of self examination and analysis. He must understand the law of cause and effect and the law if the farm. Soon, he will see the need to abandon certain desires. 

Notice, the dark valley of temptation is so deep and no one knows how far it goes though many travel it. Anyone who must wish to leave this road must climb up the lonely way of sorrow and suffering, the upward way out of the dark valley. It is a fight. It is a struggle. 

Every highly powerful man must therefore seek the power of the Bible. If he finds it, he will find the energy to rise above the dark valley of temptation and he will be like a lamp on a mountain.

Cheers

Joshua Keter

Day 1 – The seven powers of highly powerful people.

You reap exactly what you sow. 

Its another evening, and you are watching the sunset once again at the top of Marriott Marquis hotel, the second largest building in the world. Its been a beautiful day, teaching the Arab heads of state…with her. She gives the lesson and you give an example then you teach and she gives an illustration. You look at her, just to admire her beauty, her chubby cheeks, long flowing natural hair and babyish smile. She looks even younger than those days in campus, seven years ago but wiser and calm and humorous. She is the reason you are here. Long time ago, she had a desire to be in Dubai. 


Its been now seven years since you published the first book ” The Seven Powers of Highly Powerful People “. The book which has sold over 18 million copies and branded #1 Africa’s best seller and #1 network best seller. Its been an awesome experience teaching the life principles, living the moment, especially with her and you wonder how true it is that ” You reap exactly what you sow”


The world has gone through three generations and we are on the forth. The first was the age of hunters and gatherers. Then a farmer came. The farmer was 50% more efficient and 90% of hunters moved to farming. This age too took a long period before the industrial age. The industrial man was again 50% more efficient and productive and earned more than 50%. 95 % of the farmers moved into the industries. This is why everyone was looking for a job in this age. The few farmers, almost 3% produce what the country needs. Do you know what generation we are in? Hmmm? We are in the information age. This age is going to be 50% more efficient and more productive. Statistics show that so far, 5% are embracing the information age and are making up to 10,000 % in productivity. The first ones always win the game. Ask Google and Facebook or twitter or uber how much they are making. 


This Sunday evening is a special one indeed. It was on the same first Sunday of April that you started writing the book. It was just after running 18 km, receiving a thousand shilling note for advising a couple in 10 minutes and reading 200 books ..most being best selling or Bible. You knew exactly the end in mind but you didn’t know the means, apart from the start. The start had been hard, it took you months to finish the first chapter, The power of the Bible and the second, the power of purpose. It was after these two chapters that you got a chance to fly to more than 10 countries to meet powerful and awesome people. 

There is nothing like something for nothing. 

This quote helped you achieve success in the book. Thousands of people participated. Some gave the most sincere beautiful stories, some wrote the opening quotes and some wrote awesome subtopics or funded the marketing and editing process. When the time to reap came, each harvested exactly what he or she had down. 

One of the key pillars of every success is Integrity.

This is a short lesson on integrity. 

One with integrity is like a star. A madman will try to pull him down with arrows of selfishness, treachery, lying and all forms of deceiving either by gesture, word or act.

Integrity is a moral principle.

One with integrity understand that lying and dishonesty can never under any circumstances be necessary. In time of indecision and perplexity, he will stand firm by the moral principal, willing to lose rather than sink into obliquity. Once he has made the right decision with integrity in the moment between stimulus and response, he will discover the glad truth that integrity does not lead to loss and suffering, but to gain and joy.

Integrity also comes with a deep understanding of the scientific formula ” Action and reaction are equal”. 
Success must be purchased, not only with intelligent labour , but with moral force. As a bubble cannot endure, so the fraud cannot succeed or say, prosper.

All who are getting, or trying to get money without giving an equivalent are practicing fraud, whether they know it or not. Who is a thief? Its one who carries to its logical extremes the desire to posses without giving a just return.

Who shall defeat one of pure integrity? He is like a strong tree whose roots are fed by perennial springs.

To fail in one point is to fail in all.

To admit under stress, a compromise with falsehood, howsoever necessary and insignificant may appear, is to throw down the shield of integrity and to stand exposed to the onslaught of evil.

As the liar thinks all men are liars, and treats them as such, so does the man of integrity treat all men with confidence. He trusts them and they trust him.
Emerson said, ” trust men and they will be true to you, even though they make an exception in your favor to alter rules of trade.

An upright man of integrity wins confidence of others. Confidence wins trust. Trust wins a good reputation and a good reputation spreads further and further, and so brings about success.

Join, follow, encourage, fund, participate or market the process of writing this book. ” The seven Powers Of Highly Powerful People ” Chapter 1 is : The power of The Bible. Every book I have read have recommended or taught the principles in it or gave an example or illustration. There is power in the Bible. Give a story, a quote, an illustration or a subtopic on it. 

End of day 1. 

Cheers 

She is always a flower.


โ€‹Its a Friday evening and you are sitting under a tall mahogany tree on a cliff watching the evening sun setting. You watch the picturesque rolling plains. The setting sun’s rays seems to make the flowers bloom better but not better than her. She always looks like a flower under this setting sun. Maybe this is why you always bring her here on Friday evening. She is now picking flowers. At some point she looks at you, and waves the flowers and you shout ” Pick more !!” Just so you can keep admiring her as you used to back in campus. Tomorrow will be Sabbath, a day to be happy.

Finally, after 7 years of working hard on your company, you were ranked number 278 in the fortune 500 companies. HBS ( Harvard business school) have been working on developing a case study on your business and today you gave a lecture together with her. You remember how you would say five sentence then she would say 15 then you would explain a given part of the model and she would complement with a good example. 
You have always done this and it seems you have learned to talk like one person. Wherever you are, she is. Wherever you go, she goes. She is indeed a true example of better half. 

Most often people don’t understand the true meaning of energy and how to transmute energy into meaningful success. Ellen G. White in the Book “Messages to young people ” says, ” Be not satisfied with reaching a low standard. We are not what we might be, or what it is Godโ€™s will that we should be. God has given us reasoning powers, not to remain inactive, or to be perverted to earthly and sordid pursuits. Many who are qualified to do excellent work accomplish little because they attempt little.Thousands pass through life as if they had no great object for which to live, no high standard to reach”  Alex Ferguson in the book “Leadership” says the young youth have great power and energy that they can do impossible. 

In my study, here is what I learned about energy.  

Energy must not only be directed towards good ends, it must be carefully controlled and conserved.

In physics, form 3, you must have learned that no energy is wasted or lost. Any energy that is to be fruitful must work intelligently with this principle. 

Examples.
– More haste, less speed.
– The maximum of noise usually accompanies the minimum accomplishments.
–  With much talk, there is little doing.
– Working steam is not heard but the escaping steam…. So loud

It is the concentrated powder which drives the bullet to its mark. It is the concentrated energy upon the accomplishment of a purpose that bring calmness. 

Still waters run deep and the great universal forces are inaudible. It is a big lie that noise means power. Where calmness is, there is great power. And also, knowledge… I remember back in highschool, the most intelligent student used to be admirably calm. 

Calmness is the sure indication of strong, well trained, patiently disciplined mind. 

– The calm man knows his business. Be sure of it.
– His words are few, but they tell.
– His schemes are well planned, and they work true, like a well balanced machine.
– He sees a long way ahead and makes straight for it.
– He is never in a hurry nor taken by surprise but sure of his ground.
– You may think you have got him only to find you have tripped to your haste and he has got out.
– Approach him with a vulgar familiarity, and his look at once fill you with shame, and brings you back to your senses.

Show me a calm man and I will show you a man with focused mentality.

No energy, no capacity. Many who are unemployed lack this understanding. The man who sits in his room to watch a television, waiting for someone to propose a job is little likely to find employment. Energetic man will either find work or create it for work is a delight to him and whoever delights in work will not long remain unemployed. 

To get more energy, you must use the full that which you already possess. 

Just a week ago, together with her, you had a chance to speak to all the vice chancellors in Australia on leadership during a 3 day summit in Qualia resort at Hamilton island before heading to East Hotel at Canberra for another talk to military heads. 
When someone dies, he ceaces to be be active and is said to be inert. A lazy person who is not active in some activity may be said to be inert too. He is not worth living where living means to love, to learn and to leave a legacy. 

Have you ever learned that nature has got no such thing as waste? Even the excreta is transmuted to useful manure. Let the thoughtless fool say ” Let’s kill time” but not you. Wasting time, resources, skills, energy and your creativity is equal to breaking laws of nature. 

Seven years ago, when you started the company, you had no idea that it would grow this big, that you would end up employing 7700 employees, that you would live in Chiwawa, a place where unemployment is at 3% and the probability of crime happening is less than 6%. You never knew you would be listed in the fortune 500 companies or even have a chance to lecture in Harvard business school. Today, you run the biggest children’s camp, with the best infrastructure and good leadership and management. Thanks to her. She always wanted to help kids and together, you have seen it happen. Indeed, success only comes to those who dare to dream big, those who dare to persist. 

The sun is now setting, its last rays are beeming red. You are walking down the flowery valley with your hands on her waist, and she keeps looking at you and blushing with a smile just like those days when you were in campus. Its her turn to drive back the range rover ( you always do things half way, for each is a better half).. And together, you drive back home. Its yet another Sabbath to enjoy, to be happy, to rest and smile.