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Don’t Allow Your Life To Be Controlled By These 5 Things

“Do you allow yourself to be controlled by coffee? Yes I did. But, I don’t allow my life to be controlled by these 5 things”

Don’t Allow Your Life To Be Controlled By These 5 Things
1. Your Past
2. Other Peoples Opinions
3. Limited Beliefs
4. Relationships
5. Money

A Quote to live by:

1. Your Past-“When you hold on to your history you do so at the expense of your destiny.” ~ T. D. Jakes

2. Other Peoples Opinions-Care about people’s approval, and you will always be their prisoner.– Lao Tzu

3. Limited Beliefs-The Second You Limit Yourself Is The Second You Fail

4. Relationships-develop enough mental strength that you get to a point where you don’t need others to make you happy.

5. Money-“Take a better stand. Put money in my mom’s hand. Get my daughter this college plan, so she don’t need no man.”
— Biggie

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Speaker: Josiah Ruff

1. Your Past-Release that weight from your back so you can be free. Don’t allow events of the past, which are now gone, to ruin this moment, which is perfect – this moment which is now to enjoy, which is ready for you to LIVE FULLY. Your past does not equal your future.“When you hold on to your history you do so at the expense of your destiny.” ~ T. D. Jakes

2. Other Peoples Opinions-Do not allow other people’s opinions and judgements to control the direction of your life. The need to fit in and feel wanted can cause you to travel down paths you don’t want to travel. People pleasing is a curse that should be avoided at all costs. Before you do anything, ask yourself: Am I doing this because I want to do it?… or because of my fear of judgement from others if I don’t do it.

3. Limited Beliefs- Do not allow your life to be controlled by your own limited beliefs. NOW, a warning with this one. These beliefs may be conscious, but more than likely they will be unconscious. 

They may be unconscious limitations that have been conditioned from a young age and throughout your entire life, by listening to those around you who never reached for their own dream.

 When you have nothing inside holding you back, there is nothing outside that can hold you back either. Your entire life will change the very instant you decide to change your mindset. The instant you decide to see everything as a gift.When you DECIDE to see every circumstance and challenge as a blessing rather than a curse. When you become conscious to the fact that everything is as it should be, and fighting WHAT IS, is insane.

4. Relationships-Relationships. A touchy subject. But, if you are always needing another to be happy, to feel complete, then you are always one moment away from a breakdown if that person leaves, or unhappiness if the relationship is not going well.

I am not suggesting to avoid relationships. There is no force on this earth greater than LOVE and connection. I am talking about those who can’t LIVE if they aren’t in a relationship. Those who will be with just about anyone, including all the wrong ones, just to avoid spending a moment being single.

What I AM saying, is to develop enough mental strength that you get to a point where you don’t need others to make you happy.You are just as happy being alone, as you are in a relationship.

5. Money-This is what controls the majority of humans on the planet. Can you guess what it is?…MONEY!

This does not mean you shouldn’t want abundance. It doesn’t mean money is evil. You know as well as I do what great things you can do, and people you can help with money. What this means is, do not allow your decisions to be controlled by money.

If you are choosing something ONLY on the factor of how much money is involved, you’ve just made the wrong decision. What you will find, is that when you follow your heart, and you lead with your intention to SERVE others, to give your best to others – EVERY SINGLE TIME, when you follow your intuition and truly GIVE from your soul – then, the money will come, and it will come in far greater amounts than if you simply chase money for the sake of chasing money.

So, challenge yourself to live the life you want to live. Free from being controlled by ANYTHING. Find your freedom. LIVE FULLY!

Words to live by:

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.- Epicurus


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SWOT Analysis for Process Improvement.


SWOT analysis consists of four components: Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats.

Strengths: characteristics of the business or project that give it an advantage over others.
Weaknesses: characteristics of the business that place the business or project at a disadvantage relative to others.
Opportunities: elements in the environment that the business or project could exploit to its advantage.
Threats: elements in the environment that could cause trouble for the business or project.

The first step is to identify the strengths of the process, people and products as it relates to the improvement initiative. Identify both tangible and intangible factors; not situational strengths but rather factors over which you can control. The key here is ‘control’ and means internal factors. It usually means internal to the organization but when improving processes, it can be internal to a business unit, department, geographic location, etc.

Second step is and in a similar fashion, look at the weaknesses of process, people and products. Weaknesses are factors that are within your control that detract from delivering value without significant waste. Ask: why are we doing this project?

Third steps is to switch to the opportunities. What is the targeted improvement? What opportunity are you trying to seize? Why are you doing this now? These questions will help identify the key opportunities. In the traditional SWOT, the opportunities portion of the analysis usually refers to external opportunities. In process improvement initiatives, it can be this or internal opportunities as well.


And last . . . address the threats. Ask: what will happen if this process (or product) is not improved. What will be, or has been, the consequences of not improving the situation. Be specific and as detailed as possible. This also is traditionally external threats but as with the opportunities, it can be this or internal threats to the organization.


SWOT analysis aims to identify the key internal and external factors seen as important to achieving an objective. SWOT analysis groups key pieces of information into two main categories:

  1. Internal factors — the strengths and weaknesses internal to the organization
  2. External factors — the opportunities and threats presented by the environment external to the organization

The organization can only act on strengths and weaknesses. The ultimate goal of the SWOT Matrix is to determine exactly how best to utilize your strengths to maximize opportunities and get rid of threats. On the other hand, it serves to determine actions so that your weaknesses do not destroy the opportunities or, worst, become even more destructive threats.

Try to avoid complexity and don’t over analyze things. It’s good to keep your SWOT analysis short and simple. Definitely build different strategies and options based on your SWOT analysis.

Quote to live by:
It is important to know the art of strengthening your strengths
which would enable to weaken your weaknesses
and also lay the foundation for availing the opportunities
and negating the threats that come your way. V Munsif.


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In The News : Serious Problems, Simple Repairs — 83 Unsung Heroes

A big thumbs up…”I guess that sometimes even the smallest action can solve a big problem.”

At the weekend, I replaced a doorstep. At the front of my house there’s a porch that I don’t use (as you can tell my the state of the path on the photo below – the next project). Turns out that a mouse did use the porch but couldn’t quite get […]

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Making Mistakes Quotes and My Excuses for Having a Mistake

We should regret our mistakes and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us.” “It was one thing to make a mistake; it was another thing to keep making it. I knew what happened when you let yourself get close to someone when you started to believe they liked or loved you: you’d be disappointed.

From beginning to end, God’s Word points out in painful detail the mistakes made by its characters. It was a living proof that the Bible is not a written record of perfect people (except for Jesus).

Peter denied knowing Jesus (Mt. 26:69-75). Solomon started out well but turned from God for a time (1 Ki. 3:5-9;11:1-43).  Adam and Eve failed to obey God’s specific restrictions (Gen. 2:15-17; 3:1-7). Abram lied about his relationship to Sarai (Gen. 12:10-20). Moses grew angry and struck the rock in disobedience to God (Num. 20:7-12). David committed adultery and murder (2 Sam. 11-12). The Bible’s honest portrayal of the troubles that its characters brought upon themselves and others reminds me of what humorist Sam Levenson once said: “You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.” For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.-James 3:2

My excuses for having a mistake:

The ‘reason is candid,’ I admit (that my observation is free from bias, prejudice, or malice that I made a general statement that has a negative for many-or it just my excuses for being a candid observer); and if I am blundering in making mistakes, I believe someone will have the goodness to acknowledge that I am candid in retracting them again when they are so pointed out to me that I was or I wasn’t able to see them.  I found an excuse with Dave Sim quote “There is nothing wrong with making mistakes, but one should always make new ones. Repeating mistake is a hallmark of dim consciousness.” As I found another excuse on this quote by Stephen Hawking, “One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…..Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist”

Then I have to grasp the lessons:

It is for our instruction that the Bible records the sinful actions of many of its key figures. The old saying “Those who don’t learn from history are bound to repeat it” is true. As we see the errors made by biblical characters, we can ask the Lord to protect us from making similar mistakes.


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A Loss of Identity — Rationalising The Universe

The notion that we are created by our choices is really intriguing, Then this is the reality of life that the millennials are facing: “Our identity becomes that which we project on our social media accounts, we constantly share what we like and what we dislike but we never seem to sit down and reflect on what it is that we truly like and dislike, what makes us happy and unhappy in life”

A short opinion post touching on the idea of the sense of self, a loss of identity and the reasons behind choice.

Today I’m taking a break from physics to write on an idea somewhat linked to psychology, which of late I am getting more and more interested in thinking about. However, it is also, as all nonfactual posts are, heavily opinion based, so I apologize if I cause any offense. The idea I briefly want to talk about today is the idea of the self and that of identity. What is it that makes us inherently who we are, what defines our identity, and how is it that we project this identity outwards towards others. Read more at this link: A Loss of Identity — Rationalising The Universe


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Technology to stop illegal logging and poaching on-the-spot: Rainforest Connection – Phones Turned to Forest Guardians

At any given moment, there are approximately a million different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the web, you could browse through Kickstarter or Indiegogo and you’ll find a lot of useful, some are weird, and other are almost useless.

Technology to stop illegal logging and poaching on-the-spot. It’s our answer to climate change & mass extinctions.

Photo credit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/topherwhite/rainforest-connection-phones-turned-to-forest-guar?ref=category_recommended&ref=discovery

Each RFCx device protects enough trees from logging to prevent 15 000 metric-tons of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere. This is equivalent to taking 3 000 cars off the road.  Each RFCx device can protect an area of forest so large that it is home to over 1000 different species of plants and animals. It could also focus on creating partnerships that empower indigenous populations working to protect their homelands from encroachment, logging and poaching.

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