Yesterday, I attended the first event for the IWOW Global Possibilities Summit (GPS) 2017
It was a fun and insightful evening.
We had a lot of interesting conversations about the presence or absence of glass ceilings
While this was a conversation about women, I believe the conversation extends beyond women
A glass ceiling is any limitation you place on yourself or allow the environment to place on you. A glass ceiling could be corporate (i.e. in the work place) or cultural (i.e. what society says is your limit)
So the questions to ask are,
Do these glass ceilings really exist or are they a figment of our imagination?
If they do, why do we place these limitations on ourselves?
I honestly wish I knew all the answers but what I do know is, we break down glass ceilings when we seek new ways of thinking and get exposed to conversations like I did yesterday night.
I decided to read the book one of my favourite books again recently; Rich dad, Poor dad ,by Robert Kiyosaki, and the excerpt below was a great reminder about mindset limitations
“Because I had two influential fathers, I learned from both of them. I had to think about each dad’s advice and in doing so, I gained valuable insight into the power and effect of one’s thoughts on one’s life.
For example, one dad had a habit of saying ” I can’t afford it”. The other dad forbade those words to be used. He insisted I ask, “How can I afford it?”. One is a statement and the other is a question. One lets you off the hook and the other forces you to think.
My soon-to-be-rich dad would explain that by automatically saying the words, ” I can’t afford it”, your brain stops working. By asking the question, “How can I afford it?” , Your brain is put to work.
Although both dads worked hard, one had a habit of putting his brain to sleep when it came to investments and the other had a habit of exercising his brain. The long term result was that one grew stronger financially and the other grew weaker.
The power of our thoughts may never be measured or appreciated, but it became obvious to me as a young boy that it was important to be aware of my thoughts, I noticed my poor dad was poor, not because of the amount of money he earned, which was significant , but because of his thoughts and action”
Our thoughts might just be our limitations
When we conquer self-defeating thoughts, we force our minds to open up and think. We force our minds to think about what we need to do make our wealth goals happen; the skills we need, the relationships we need and the network we need to make it happen.
So my advice to you this weekend is to review your thoughts.
Think about how the way you think might just be setting you back. Do you think you don’t have enough money to invest? Do you think you can’t afford to start investing?
At the how to invest workshop, all the speakers and I do is sow seeds. These seeds change the way you think and see investment options.
I got this testimonial from Kemi Onabanjo last night and I thought it was apt.
I attended the ‘how to invest’ workshop last year and I have not been the same. Tomie sowed a seed in my head and I started actively asking around to know who wanted to invest and all. Fast forward to today, I am in the middle of a finalising an investment club/SPV for an investment. If I did not attend that workshop. I would not have opened my mouth to ask the right questions and not have gotten access to this opportunity that I believe will be great source of additional income for me. Don’t overthink this workshop, Just attend now!
Stop waiting for your dreams to come true.
Start ensuring they come true.
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