HOW TO USE THE MAGIC OF COMPOUNDING EFFECT FOR SUCCESS!

Many of us have heard of the massive impact of compounding when it comes to investing, and it is truly magical when you do the math. Even those in debt can testify to the way little interest amounts can become stumbling blocks to getting out of debt. Today’s book review shares on additional ways by which we can harness the impact of compounding effect for success.

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What You can learn from my long run this morning.

I run.

It had been a while since my last real long run.

At the beginning of the lock-down, running was more fun because I had lots of company from my family and other neighbors who either wanted to keep fit or just needed to get out of the house. I was in the last 3 weeks of my running program (even after repeating three different weeks to enable me run easier) It was fun, challenging and humbling. You know when you get back home and you stretch your feet up all day not because you worked hard for it but because the run whooped you!

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DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

Sometimes I feel that we meet certain people at the exact time we are prepared to receive them, same with the books we read. This book could not have been timelier for me especially with the privilege of starting a new company.

The goal is not to do business with everybody that needs what you have, the goal is to do business with everyone that believes what you believe.

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Women: made for more than the ‘other’ room (2019)

Still in the celebratory atmosphere of our 4th anniversary, meet our MOST SIGNIFICANT POST … and it’s not because I am a lady. 🙂

First published: April 4th, 2017.

I came across this book when I was on maternity leave with my first child, wondering if the workplace would still need me when I get back or if it was worth it to leave my bundle of joy for the hustle of work. It’s been 4 years since then and I am still growing strong in the workplace which may not have happened if I hadn’t read this book. It is for women who want to make impact and men who want to support that vision – Tosan A.

LEAN IN/SHERYL SANDBERG & NELL SCOVELL/ ALFRED A. KNOPF PUBLISHER/ 2013/ 228 PAGES

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2019: What do you have in your house?

Our most “Googled” post in the 4 years of blogging at Tosansreviews! 

First published: December 8, 2016.

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As the economic recession deepens, a lot has been said about the need for multiple streams of income. The real question for some is what skills do I need to create these extra streams? This book helps you rephrase the question to one that helps you to be a great part of the solution – What do you have in your house? – Tosan A. Continue reading “2019: What do you have in your house?”

Do you know the Law of Significance?

What does Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Oprah and Beyoncé have in common besides the fact that they are crazy rich??? They all have TEAMS that work cohesively to make them shine so brightly that YOU are attracted to them.

We know so much about the value of leadership so much now and everyone wants to become a leader. Apart from leading one’s self, leaders need a team. Behind every successful person is a team of people working hard behind the scenes to make the person truly successful.

John C. Maxwell, author of the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership understands that teams are an essential part of leadership and vice versa, that’s why he has also done a study of teams in his book –

[BOOK REVIEW] THE 17 INDISPUTABLE LAWS OF TEAMWORK/ JOHN C. MAXWELL/ THOMAS NELSON INC. /2001/ 265 PAGES

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The book has 17 chapters representing each law of teamwork. Each chapter has a story or research, or sometimes both to buttress the law being discussed. As usual, the author, John C. Maxwell uses easy-to-read English throughout the book and the stories make the laws stick and easy to understand. Continue reading “Do you know the Law of Significance?”

I am strong, God is Stronger.

 

DON’T LIMIT GOD: Imagine yourself Successful| Andrew Wommack| 2014| 118 pages

When a preacher of over 30 years gets a message from God, that despite his thriving ministry, he has been limiting God, he sits up to understand HOW? In his understanding of how he limited God, he is able to share through his book, ways by which we limit God and how we can stop it. I don’t need 30 years to know that I have been limiting God in certain areas of my life, so when I saw the title of the book, I was drawn to it wanting to know how to stop putting God in a box.

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I am strong, God is Stronger.

 

DON’T LIMIT GOD: Imagine yourself Successful| Andrew Wommack| 2014| 118 pages

When a preacher of over 30 years gets a message from God, that despite his thriving ministry, he has been limiting God, he sits up to understand HOW? In his understanding of how he limited God, he is able to share through his book, ways by which we limit God and how we can stop it. I don’t need 30 years to know that I have been limiting God in certain areas of my life, so when I saw the title of the book, I was drawn to it wanting to know how to stop putting God in a box.

Just like the title, the book is simple & straight to the point. I read it in a day. Used the next day to revisit areas that spoke to me directly. It was so relatable like the author really was wearing my shoes. The book explains different ways we limit God unknowingly and sometimes intentionally. It can be as a result of believing things that do not align with God’s word, allowing the cares of the world choke the word of God in our life as we live to toil in our own strength, every one wanting to be independent, self-made causing us to burn out or limit our true worth in God.

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We can limit God when we are afraid to take risks, afraid of failing, or are afraid of change, we are afraid of starting over because our identity and security is in our work; hence we stick to what is safe; we stick with mediocrity and we are just OK surviving instead of living to our full potential.

 

We can also limit God when we afraid of men – afraid of what others will say or think about us, afraid of criticisms, afraid of oppression making us limit our thoughts and actions to a point where they can no longer accommodate God. There’s also the interesting one – fear, the fear of success. Whilst a lot of people strive to be successful, others are wary of success because they fear that it will get into their head. They fear things like pride taking over.

All these fears and things that limit God, shows our lack of complete trust in God making us insecure in Him as well.

 

Seeing the ways by which we limit God is the first step to breaking the ceiling. We now have to spend time meditating on the scriptures to find our security and our identity in Him.

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Actively using our imagination positively is one of the ways by which we remove the limits off God. Imagination involves creating a picture of the promises God has made us in his word and living and re-living those pictures in our minds even before we see them in the physical. Having a vivid imagination especially when studying the word is key to developing the faith and perseverance needed to hold on to the belief that his promises about us will come true. It is what gives us the miracles we pray for, it helps us see and receive the miracles on the inside before we even experience it externally.

Tosan’s take: We trust God in some areas and trust ourselves in others, limiting God from expressing himself in those other areas. I was shocked to understand that God is limited by some of my thoughts & actions; i didn’t know i had such power. Wouldn’t it be lovely if we were successful all round rather than just some areas? I know it will be mind-blowing! Let’s imagine and meditate more on His word allowing Him to show us how to truly be successful.

Take one more step towards your dream.

DREAM CHASER – TENACITY

When the enthusiasm for a new idea fades, when the passion cools, when the odds against you increase and the results diminish, when it looks as if success is impossible, will you maintain your intensity and keep going? Are you tenacious? This is the mark of people who actually achieve their dream.

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