A DEGREE, YOUR FUTURE, SUCCESS & HAPPINESS

I graduated with a First Class there; 2’1 here; up till now I have no use for my degree(s). The only real education had been the experiences. I had fun; I like fun.

A foundation built on degree(s) is a false foundation; it will soon crumble like a pack of cards, like a house built on sands – the waters of economic instability will wash ’em away, faster than was built. It doesn’t matter what job you have or what position you are at, if a degree made you, that same degree will unmake you because degrees expire. And soon will yours.

ASUU is in the 6th month of its national strike and struggle with the Federal Government of Nigeria. The government is now trying to muzzle them back to class; most students are praying the matter resolved so they could go back and finish their programmes and obtain the much anticipated degree(s).
Six months’ been wasted doing nothing. No body told these students that 6 months was more than enough to start a life, to build a dream; to lay a good foundation for the future. They trust in a degree. Don’t.

They have a simple plan – go to school, get a degree, get a job. And it’s just what most of their parents expect of them. The same parents who followed same path and are now facing unprecedented financial challenges that they have no idea what to do about.

Plan the foundation of your life outside of whatever degree or school you attend(ed). Life does not actually recognise fancy-designer degrees.

Be a person of recreative/renewable value independent of a degree. And make the world a better place. There, will lie your relevance, wealth and happiness. The earlier you recognise that your degree is useless, the better for you.


Stanley G. Jack is the author of “Who Took My Job?”(@whotookmyjob) – coming soon!

Follow him on Twitter:@wealthyJACK

I Just Wanna Be Successful, Rich, And Happy – That’s All

Why can’t things be a little more easier? Why can’t I just have a job? Why can’t I just have that admission into the university? All my friends are getting married. Why can’t I just find that significant other who would love and care about me like I would? Why can’t my spouse understand that I love my job? Why is my boss a sadist? Why can’t I…why why why?!

That’s the tone of despair and frustration. And that’s absolutely the story of many folks out there.

We started out with great dreams. We had goals, built up hope and even others had expectations of us. Yet, life decides to play a hard-ball game on us; or so it seems. We have tried every thing and we still haven’t arrived at our dream destination in life. And it seems others just get it all easy. They try little and everything descends on their laps – just like that. We are even smarter than them. It’s frustrating!

Most have graduated many years ago and still today without work. Our relationships aint just working. Money is an issue, we seem to be perpetually broke – and in debt. Why is everything so difficult? Nothing we try ever works out. Why is life playing so impossible?!

I don’t know. I wish I can just give you the answer.

I have been working hard. I have put in decades and still here – at the bottom.

I need to move up. You too.

I need to be happy. Even you.

I just wanna be rich. You too, right?

I don’t know what it is you want out of life. Success, happiness, power, love, I have no idea. But I believe you have been working hard at it, and nothing seems to be working…It feels like giving up – seems the easiest thing to do anyway.
But then I figure, giving up is for losers. No body wins by giving up. No body got rich and happy by giving up. No body finds love by giving up on relationships. And so I keep pushing. Maybe if I don’t give up and keep working hard things would just turn out great. But then, hard work don’t necessarily put you ahead in life. O’boy, I need a break…so I put in more work.

What time is it already? It is quarter-to-achieve-yo-dream! Yeah, right.

I need a drink – sex on the beach, please. Hold on…

Woww, that sip felt cool.

There’s a gorgeous chic a feet away from me with a glass of margarita in her right hand as she clutches her gucci purse under her left arm. Why is she smiling at me with her sexy owl eyeballs? That’s a message…I think. That’s a sign.

I got a big day tomorrow. A huge deal to close that should make me a heaven lot of money. Yeah, I can’t give up. Neither should you. Stay on the hustle and may heaven smile on you.
Do have a great week and make sure you go out there and WIN – your dream.


Stanley G. Jack is the author of “Who Took My Job?”(@whotookmyjob) – coming soon!

Follow him on Twitter:@wealthyJACK

HOW 2 MAKE TIME STAND STILL FOR YOU

I remember when we were kids, we used to dream all kinds of noble and great dreams. Some of my friends/play mates would say they wanted to be SuperMan after watching the film. Some others said they wanted to be Policemen because we had a police-officer neighbour whom all the kids in the neighbourhood feared. And so forth.

Then we grew up and became different things apart from all what we had “wanted” to become when we “grow” up. Aside the (occasional loss of) interest, we grew up and realised that we didn’t have all the time to do all the things we had thought, dreamt and proclaimed; so we just forgot about the dreams.

Aren’t dreams for doing?. They are to be achieved and not forgotten. But there’s a little problem – we don’t have all the time to really do everything; often times, we make time our biggest opposition instead of getting time as our biggest ally.

One thing that remains dynamic and once lost is forever lost is time. Time is always moving – and fast. However, you can still have all the time in the world to do whatever and everything that you might ever dream to do or accomplish.

Get your goals straight and start doing something about it right away. If you are serious about accomplishing your goals/dreams and you are serious enough to do something about it right away, time would stand still for you untill you finish. If you are lazy and a procrastinator, time would leave you behind. Time is a spirit; and time respects doers and despises procrastinators.

Are you a doer or a procrastinator? Are you a talker without action? Think about it; deep down in you you know the answer to that question.

You may not have all the resources to accomplish everything you are set out for, but if you are an urgent doer time will respect you and call out the whole puzzle to fit in for your goals. That’s why they say that time settles all.

What do successful people (and billionaires) have in common? They make time work for them instead of against them by starting early – your early is today.

Start today and make time your biggest ally, instead of your biggest opposition. Time opposes procrastinators. Since the beginning of ages, time has always and will always zoom miles away from lazy folks who talk and don’t do. But time will always stand still for doers. All you need to do is become a doer and you will have time stand still for you. Isn’t that wonderful?


Stanley G. Jack is the author of “Who Took My Job?”(@whotookmyjob) – coming soon!

Follow him on Twitter:@wealthyJACK

HOW TO BE A FAILURE

When a person begins to think that he has “arrived,” he stops working hard. He stops striving to be the best in what he does.

And once a person stops striving to be the best he begins to decline, he loses his (first) salt. Then, very soon, he becomes a failure – a “used-to”.

The world is filled with multitudes of “used-tos”. ‘I used to be…’, ‘I used to do…’

Success in life is not about where you have been or what you have done. It is about where you are now and what you are doing, now. Success is a “Present” tense term, not a “Past” tense term.

Strive and keep striving. Treat both your successes and failures are past events and focus on the present and the future.

Meanwhile, success is an action word. So keep “doing”.


Stanley G. Jack is the author of “Who Took My Job?”(@whotookmyjob) – coming soon!

Follow him on Twitter:@wealthyJACK


Stanley G. Jack is the author of “Who Took My Job?”(@whotookmyjob) – coming soon!

Follow him on Twitter:@wealthyJACK

THREE MOST IMPORTANT ABILITIES IN LIFE

Anybody can be a lawyer, doctor, engineer and so forth. You simply go to school, finish and receive a certificate that declares you so – a professional. That’s great!

While I was still somewhere in my second year at the university, my family kept suggesting – “Finish your first degree. Then your Masters. Then your PhD. And then become a lecturer in a university. It is a safe, secure job and pensionable. And pays well too.” Then to sort of cajole my entrepreneurial spirit, “And you can always run your businesses on the side.”

I love my family. They love me too. They care about my future. I understand that.
I might get a PhD, but what for? To become a lecturer? I don’t think so. And that’s absolutely not what this post is about today.

Now, let’s get to today’s business; there are two things that seem most important to everyman – a secured or guaranteed economic and political future. Everyman is economic and political. Everything a man does is to secure these two primordials. Some men are willing to betray, kill, steal, lie, cheat on their family and friends, for the material guarantee of their economic and political future.

And that’s even why most people go to school. Some people say they go to school because they need a degree; why do you need a degree? Towards securing your economic and political future. That’s all.
Really. Everything else (if any) comes after.

But do you really need a degree to be economically and politically established in life? Do you really need to be a doctor, engineer or lawyer? Do you really need to spend good 3/4/5 years in school (an enclosed and limited environment) in pursuit of a piece of paper? What is the power and purpose of a degree? To show that you are truly educated and smart? Or to show…what could it be?

I don’t really believe that piece of paper is necessary. I don’t really think young people should waste anymore of their time and put their living on “hold” and be bored to death by uninteresting professors churning out out-dated theories because he confidently knows the students don’t even know any better.
Except you really loved to, need to, for a greater relevant reason, other than to secure your economic and political future, a degree is useless.

I don’t want to discourage anyone from attending college/university for a diploma. Go to school. Finish. Get your Masters. And maybe your PhD.
But, if all you are doing it for is so you can get a job upon graduation, then you are doing it for the wrong reason.
Besides, you can get a (read: create your own) job with just three simple yet important and powerful skills that you can master without having to waste years in college. They are so simple that most folks neglect or shy away from them. Yet, their potency is unquantifiable.

I’m simply talking about the skills of Reading, Writing, and Public speaking. If you can only master these important skills – you can become and have anything you want in life. Lack these skills, and you disadvantage yourself in an ever competitive and brutal world and a piece of paper won’t help you.

In my book: “Who Took My Job?” (To be released in October, 2013), I had written about these three important abilities and what they can do for you.
Most people are reading, but the wrong things; writing, but the wrong things, talking, but not really speaking. There’s a significant difference between ‘talking’ and ‘speaking’.
Every human being can talk. But public speaking is a learned skill.

The conclusion of the whole matter is that if you can read, write and speak, you can read, write and speak your way out of any unwanted situation (whether it is poverty, death etc) to every desired situation (happiness, riches, power and everything else you can dream of).

Whether you attend college or not, whether you get the finest degrees or not, you surely need to train yourself in the skills of Reading, Writing and Public speaking, then you are set for life. Lack these, and your degrees are useless, irrespective of their origin.

Most people can already read and at least write something. What has been lacking most is the “sharpening” that can produce powerful and best results.

Read more. Write more. Stop talking but, speak more. Consciously, with the aim of getting better. Your words need to be heavy weight and you will be perceived powerful, smart and influential. Then, you’re made.


Stanley G. Jack is the author of “Who Took My Job?”(@whotookmyjob) – coming soon!

Follow him on Twitter:@wealthyJACK

THE POWER OF LOVE and AFRIRMATION

EPIC: A girl falls in love with a man. Affirms him, “You’re so smart!” “I believe in you.”

He believes her. He is motivated to be and do more.

Then he works harder to not disappoint her. He becomes really successful and makes her the “queen” of his empire.
Then the world acknowledges him. He is famous. He is wealthy. He is great now.

But in the back of his mind, he knows he is successful because of her. She believed in
him when he was “nothing.”

It works miracles, for someone to believe in you.


Stanley G. Jack is the author of “Who Took My Job?”(@whotookmyjob) – coming soon!

Follow him on Twitter:@wealthyJACK

MAKING MONEY IS SEXY: If you are not making your own money, you are wrong

You know when a guy is talking to a girl and she begins to smile at his silly jokes and responds positively?
Dude becomes glad. He feels great; like a man. His ‘flow’ is working. That, is exactly how it feels when you are making your own money, no matter how small.

Forget about your age, family and or community background; forget about your struggles today and everything else, if you are not making ‘your own money’, you are wrong. Very wrong. And you are missing out on one of the most romantic feelings in the world.

Making money feels very sexual. One of the best feelings in the world, if not the best. Ask Richard Branson. Ask Aliko Dangote. Ask Warren Buffet and Donald Trump.

A man got to do what he go to do; produce value. Aspire to be rich. Be in love. No crimes. No “give ups.”
Even if it is to push trucks or polish shoes today. Believe in greatness.

One day glory will reign over you and your light will shine and the whole world shall acknowledge you and a multitude of men and kings, shall flock to the beauty of the brightness of your light because you didn’t give up and succeeded.

You would have become a producer of value, just like Timbaland is a producer of great music and Apple and Samsung are producers of great mobile phones. Employer of multitude.
And your past struggle shall become someone else’s motivation.

The world is tired of losers and quitters. Don’t add to the number. You can make it. Start small. Keep it flowing. Increase your hustle. Think big and do something big. Prepare very well. Show up. Take your world by surprise. Make money. More money. I want you to be rich. You can do greater good with your money/wealth.

The world needs more wealthy people than poor people. Only the rich can help the poor. Only the rich can create jobs. Be the rich. The rich don’t lose their jobs. The rich don’t get fired. The rich don’t beg for work. Start from the bottom. Then climb up. It is a free world. I believe in Capitalism.

In your challenges don’t give up. You never know how close you are already to greatness.

Dear, student, worker, jobless Joe, all hustlers, I want to be rich. Fucking rich. I want you to be rich too. Let’s all get rich and make the world a better place. Are you ready?

…Alright then.

Let me go have breakfast. And, I need to make an important phone call.

Later…Get up your ass and make sure you have a nice day.


Stanley G. Jack is the author of “Who Took My Job?”(@whotookmyjob) – coming soon!

Follow him on Twitter:@wealthyJACK