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THE THREE LEGGED DOG MINDSET

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Tell me why you look so damned happy even though you only have three legs?
I continued my monologue by explaining to it that: “I have all the arms and legs I was born with so why am I so miserable at this particular moment while you are so damn happy?”

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Three legged dogs are literally three legged dogs. As a result of sickness or accident, these dogs had one of their limbs removed. There are also two legged dogs but these are less common.

When such a dog loses one of its limbs, it is always a tragedy to the owner and even more to itself.

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And there was Randi, a 3-legged, cross-eyed, permanently brain damaged dog, enjoying life to its fullest.  Still running in circles (even on the leash, which added a challenge to our walks).  If I yelled for her she could hear my  voice but couldn’t  tell where it was coming from (she often run the opposite direction).  She still had no depth perception and could not chew on a piece of meat like other dogs do.

 

But what makes this dog so interesting is that despite of its loss. It doesn’t stop running. As the wound heals, the dog learns to balance his weight on the remaining three limbs.

They don’t spend a fraction of a second agonizing whether,

Why me?

I can’t run I have only three legs!

Oh look at other dogs, they have four .

They learn to run with three legs and go on to live their best life.

They don’t play the victim.  ddddd

But she was the picture of contentment.  It’s as if she didn’t know she was lacking anything.

I think we all need to stop playing the victim. The victim of the system, victim of others, victims of time, victims of our past and so much more. Because by doing so we are giving our great power to things that don’t even matter.

This poem says it all ,

“When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed,

When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost,

Count your many blessings, name them one by one,

And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done!”

 

Lessons I have learned from Randi:

1.When you’re tempted to feel sorry for yourself, look around you.  No matter how bad you have it, there is always someone who has it worse than you.

2.You can always choose to be content; you can also choose not to be content.  Either way, it’s your choice.

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So stop playing the fucking victim and speak up,count your blessings , move on & do something about it.

Let us learn and be like the three legged dog.

Talk to you soon

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  1. atrangizindagieksafar

    October 3, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    This was a superb read….

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  4. forever_herie

    February 28, 2017 at 7:27 am

    It is my pleasure . Welcome

  5. Frances

    June 28, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Thanks for a great read! I had the same thoughts when I had a deaf blind cat. I learnt so much from her! She never felt sorry for herself, she had the most beautiful character and just got on with (a relatively simple) life quite happily!

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HERE IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PLAN AND UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESS

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Business model canvas!! Sounds like nuclear physics doesn’t it?
It isn’t.
A business model canvas is a tool used by businesses to project what their business is all about briefly.
In contrast to business plan, a business model canvas is so brief .
At the end of this article, there is a template attached, feel free to use it after you have read this article .
Now remember the way you create a business model canvas is very systematic . We have numbered this template to make it a ride on a steep slope.

1. Customer Segments
( WHO ARE YOU TARGETING) Think of your business, very few ( if there are at all) businesses target everyone. Describe your customer. Who are they? What do they want? What do they like?
How old are they?

2.Value proposition
( WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCT OFFERING THEM)
Say you are a coffee shop. Coffee is coffee. If I sell mine packed in an ordinary cup and yours is in a instagram worthy cup. We know why millenials would buy from you.
The Unique value is not always tangible.
Sometimes it is a cause. If part of your profit goes to charity, people may use it for that sake.

3.Channels
Now that you know who you are trying to sell to and what is special about your product .How are you going to get to them ?
Instagram? A physical shop? An event?
Depending on what they do, find out the different ways they can access your product.

4.Customer relationships
To gain a customer is one thing . To keep a customer is a whole different entity. There are shops you go to buy something and the way a seller accomodates you, focuses on making sure you leave satisfied and not just selling you a product gets you hooked. These are the shops people go back to and tell all their friends about.

5. Revenue sources
What are your customers going to pay for? These are the different services or goods you can offer. Say you sell clothes , you could also charge for styling advice or makeover. How can your premises generate you money as well? Can your office be rented fr a day or a week or more?
Exhaust the different ways you can access money and find out ways that match your cause. For example safe space doubles as a women platform and a women co working space .

6.Key Activities
These are the things you need to do . If you are running a website, you need things like hosting, writing, photography etc.. . Include everything you have to do for your business to run and

7.Key Resources
Determine what you need to get the activities done. Funds? Space? Time? People?

8.Key partners
Patnering is the new discount. You do not need to have everything. But you can out source what you have and use it to negotiate.
Patnerships helps cut cost and share audience .

9. Cost structure
Now that you know what you will need to run the business, areas you can find partners in , list the things you will incur cost in.

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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Holiday time ,

A time we have been looking forward to since school started! Blink and share this post if you can relate!

Fun holiday activities

I am a big pro-balance , i believe in late nights, early mornings and coffee but i also believe it is essential to lay back in the Bahamas and have someone bring you a Cool Mojito . So what do you do when you have a month or two of rest. Read On.
1.Rest
A bit Clichè right? But how many of us actually rest at least half of the time during the holiday?

While it is sometimes inevitable to reply that email, Attend that client, making time to take care of you, catch up on your favourite tv show or just sitting and breathing helps clear your brain and make you even more productive.

2. Learn a skill.

What a time to be Alive! Your next skill is literaly a few taps away. This skill can be a hobby you have been looking to get better at like sewing, singing, piano , cooking or something intergral in your career like history taking for new clinical rotation students or something you have wanted to do on the side( you have been talking about how you do not have time, and now Its here! ).

One of the founders of Afyatoon , an animation start-up that provides health education actually learnt how to animate during his summer holiday.

There are some things that are not taught in school and you are probably struggling with such as speaking in public , budgeting , dressing well, healthy living & more. Take time to train yourself on that.

3. Work on your side hustle
Balancing between studies and work is a challenge. Sometimes they are all demanding our time and energy. The holiday time therefore is a great time to focus on this thing , give it a mega push and this push will even save you the hustle when school starts.

 

4. Learn, explore and grow.
It is really eye-opening to learn a new thing or get to understand a certain topic . This can be a great time to do that. There is vast majority of knowledge and information on blogs, social media and in the actual world for you to learn .

Be curious, google , check out some you tube videos . But most of Enjoy your holiday .

 

What are you doing this holiday?

 

Twentiesco consultation doors are open! Book your consulation today and lets walk  this adulthood  journey together.

 

 

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HOW TO APPLY FOR OPPORTUNITIES AND ACTUALLY GET THEM

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If you are one amazing twenti who seeks out opportunities to learn or seek support for something you do , at some point you have to prove your worthiness of what you are applying or contesting for.

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