Inspirational Weekend Reads
Every week I post inspirational and informative articles that I come across.These are stories of social justice, overcoming adversity,perseverance and the journey towards financial freedom.
I am a true believer that we all have the ability to change the world or as Tupac Shakur said “spark the brain that will change the world”
Get your coffee or tea and enjoy the following articles.
Almost everyone is chasing their dreams or dreaming about achieving success.Success means different things to everyone.To some its having an endless supply of money,living in a mansion,travelling or becoming a philanthropist.
However many assume that money can be a substitute for happiness and are are shocked when they get the money minus the happiness.Money only brings out the true character of the person you were before getting it.
As Minecraft founder Markus Persson puts it :- “The problem with getting everything is you run out of reasons to keep trying, and human interaction becomes impossible due to imbalance,”
2.Migrants Fleeing Hungary Start a Long March Towards Germany -New York Times
When the world takes a silent stance as in the case of the civil war in Syria,it must be prepared for the consequences.The chickens are finally coming home to roost in the form of refugees fleeing these countries to Europe. And Europe is “panicking”.
When people are desperate and have nothing to lose,there is nothing to stop them from trying to move to an area that is safe and has a glitter of opportunity.
Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban has referred to the migrants as “illegal”,regardless of their perilous journey from strife or civil war,warned against an influx of Muslims and insisted that Europeans risked becoming a minority in their own continent.
In 2012, Brandon Doyle was living in Provo, Utah, earning over $100,000 a year as a financial consultant for a major bank.
“I was gone from the house, with the commute, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m Monday through Friday,” says the now 30-year-old. “Sometimes 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. It was a pretty high stress job, because it was a combination of financial consulting in addition to sales.”
4.Influence. You Already Have It. -By Joshua Becker
To live is to influence. Whenever and wherever our lives interact with others (at home, at work, on-line, or in our community), we have influence. We change lives. We affect people every single day with the words we say, the looks on our face, the actions we choose, and the decisions we make.
5.Here’s why people work like crazy, even when they already have everything they need -By Lauren F.Friedman
Christopher K. Hsee, a professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, has looked at this very question. His basic hypothesis is that people work until they are beat, instead of working until they have “enough.” That means it’s the highest earners among the white-collar set who are likeliest to work far more than is really necessary.
He calls this phenomenon overearning: when people “forego leisure to work and earn beyond their needs.”