Generational Thinker

Posted: 27th April 2015 by admin in Remittance methods

10 Steps to Teaching Your Kids to Become Entrepreneurs

1) Goal setting is vital for future success

Teaching your children how to set and accomplish their goals is a fun and exciting activity! Did you know that written goals are over 80 percent more likely to be achieved? Imagine the possibilities! How to teach: Ask your children to define and write down their top 10 goals and then choose the one goal that would make the biggest positive impact in their life. That goal should be their main focus. Next, write down the steps necessary to accomplish this exciting goal and encourage them to start taking action on those steps immediately.

2) Kids must learn how to recognize opportunities

Many people never meet their full potential because they fail to recognize opportunity. Teaching your children to seek out opportunities and take action on them, will directly contribute to their level of future success. How to teach: Praise your children for pointing out small problems or setbacks in their lives that cause them distress such as: soggy sandwiches at lunchtime or not being able to reach items on a high shelf. Brainstorm solutions on how to resolve their troubles. This will teach them to focus on creating positive solutions, instead of focusing on the problem itself. This habit will allow them to create profitable ideas in their future businesses.

3) Financial literacy is a must

This is one area that we all could use help with. Teaching children about money at an early age will instill a financial foundation that schools often fail to teach. How to teach: Give your children the opportunity to earn their own money through chores, their own small business, and helping you in your business. Teach them about paying themselves first and then giving back. Educate them about investing and how their money could be used to create more money in the future. Help them set up a bank account and learn about how to budget their income

4) Inspiring creativity will build marketing skills

Teaching kids about marketing is a great way to prepare them to attract customers to their future business. As you know, without customers, even the greatest business will fail. This is a very beneficial skill to learn while young. How to teach: Motivate your children to start observing marketing materials like billboards, promotional banners in front of businesses, printed advertisements in magazines, and television/radio commercials. Ask them what catches their attention about the message and also quiz them on how to identify things like: the headline, sub headline, and “call to action.” Encourage them to create their own marketing materials for their business ideas.

5) Schools are wrong about FAILURE

In school we were all taught that failure is bad. In the entrepreneurial arena, failure can be a great thing if a positive lesson is learned. Napoleon Hill, author of Think And Grow Rich, states that, “Every failure carries with it a seed of equal or greater benefit.” Allowing your children to fail will force them to create new ways to accomplish their goals and learn from their mistakes. This will lead to confident children who know how to persevere when times are tough. How to teach: This lesson is simple. When your children fail, don’t punish, but instead discuss what factors lead to the failure and brainstorm ways to prevent it from happening again in the future. Always seek to find the “learning lesson” in each adversity and encourage your children to NEVER give up.

6) Effective communication improves all relationships

Most children today are terrible at face-to-face and telephone communication because of the popularity of social media and text messaging. Successful businesses require that people actually speak to one another. Teaching your children to communicate effectively will provide them with the winning edge in business and in their personal relationships. How to teach: First, lead by example. Teach your children to be polite and respectful. Most importantly, practice maintaining eye contact when speaking in person. When using the telephone, teach your children to speak slowly and clearly. A bonus activity would be to practice communicating to your children with e-mails. Do not allow them to abbreviate words and phrases, but instead, write grammatically correct sentences that flow together and convey a complete message.

7) Independence creates confidence

Wouldn’t you love to have independent and successful children? Of course! The entrepreneurial mindset causes kids to depend on themselves for their own success, which leads to well-rounded adults and future leaders. How to teach: The next time your children ask for money to buy their favorite toy, this is your opportunity to ask them to brainstorm ways to create the money through entrepreneurship. This will inspire creative thinking and it will cause the entrepreneurial juices to flow

8) Get the advantage by becoming a leader now

Children are taught in school to go with the flow and follow the rules. They are programmed to learn and memorize facts instead of becoming independent thinkers. Entrepreneurship forces children to think “outside of the box,” create unique solutions, and lead others. This will make your children leaders at an early age, and it will result in more income, opportunities, and self-confidence, in their lives. How to teach: Give your children the opportunity to lead their friends in fun activities such as: Outdoor sports, book clubs, music practice, and small business projects. You can also encourage them to propose toasts and small speeches at family dinners and birthday parties to give them experience in public speaking!

9) Selling is involved in every part of life

This one ability will last a lifetime because it is applied to all types of businesses and careers. From selling products and services to customers, to raising capital from investors, this skill is vital to the success of any business. How to teach: Encourage your children to start with small projects like selling their old toys, starting a lemonade stand, or selling handmade goods. Let them price their products, sell to customers, and facilitate the transactions when sales are made

10) The art of giving back creates happiness

Why start a business if it doesn’t support a greater cause? It is important for your children to develop the characteristic of helping others. This attribute will allow your children to stay humble during periods of great success and it will give them the insight that a successful business provides benefits to more than just it’s owner. People that contribute to the success of others live happy and content lives. How to teach: When brainstorming business ideas with your children, ask them to choose a charity or special cause to support with a portion of the income that they generate. Explain the concept that all great businesses contribute to improving the lives of other people.

 

Valuing the Differences

Posted: 20th April 2015 by admin in Remittance methods

Sometime we need to look at thing at a different angle , its not all of us who are capable of doing the same thing. We are born with different talent , and at there is a moment in life when you realise that your difference can make a change . A change in this world to put value in our differences, a change that is not intertwined by differences

Once upon a time, the animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of a “New World,” so they organized a school. They adopted an activity curriculum consisting of running, climbing, swimming, and flying. To make it easier to administer, all animals took all the subjects. The duck was excellent in swimming, better in fact than his instructor, and made excellent grades in flying, but he was very poor in running. Since he was low in running he had to stay after school and also drop swimming to practice running. This was kept up until his web feet were badly worn and he was only average in swimming. But average was acceptable in school, so nobody worried about that except the duck. The rabbit started at the top of the class in running, but had a nervous breakdown because of so much makeup in swimming.

The squirrel was excellent in climbing until he developed frustrations in the flying class where his teacher made him start from the ground up instead of from the tree-top down. He also developed charley horses from over-exertion and he got a C in climbing and a D in running. The eagle was a problem child and had to be disciplined severely. In climbing class he beat all the others to the top of the tree, but insisted on using his own way of getting there. At the end of the year, an abnormal eel that could swim exceedingly well and also could run, climb and fly a little had the highest average and was valedictorian.

The prairie dogs stayed out of school and fought the tax levy because the administration would not add digging and burrowing to the curriculum. They apprenticed their children to the badger and later joined the groundhogs and gophers to start a successful private school.

Let you difference make a difference in your life!!!

 

7 Habits “Quotes”

Posted: 15th April 2015 by admin in Remittance methods

Writing is another powerful way to sharpen the mental saw.   Keeping a journal of our thoughts, experiences, insights, and learnings promotes mental clarity, exactness, and context. Writing good letters — communicating on the deeper level of thoughts, feelings, and ideas rather than on the shallow,superficial level of events — also affects our ability to think clearly,to reason accurately, and to be understood effectively

 

“I believe that a life of integrity is the most fundamental source of personal worth.   I do not agreewith the popular success literature that says that self-esteem is primarily a matter of mindset, of attitude– that you can psyche yourself into peace of mind. Peace of mind comes when your life is in harmony with true principles and values and in no other way”

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die.   For the harder I work the more I live.   I rejoice in life for its own sake.   Life is no brief candle to me.   It’s a sort of splendid torch which I’ve got to hold up for the moment and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.”

“Education — continuing education, continually honing and expanding the mind — is vital mental renewal. “The person who doesn’t read is no better off than the person who can’t read.””

Take a look at the picture below.

 

 

 

What do you see?

Poor Kids, cute faces, scruffy hair, blondish hair, tone clothes, beautiful smile. Look at the picture one more. may be you didn’t realise well that the kids have titles,did you? well done if you did.

 

Do you think is just titles only? i think its not, i see the reality of what the picture holds. Which the future that lays ahead of the title they carry. A persona without an imagination has a limitation to explore what the future holds. I see an inventor, suppose in the next coming 10 to 15 years. I see a scientist discovering the unknown that will build a better community.

 

As for the rest the future is bright. People see the world, not as it is, but as they are.I see the world as it is.  Everyone else is buried by the minutia, but I see the larger picture. Lets not be deceived by how we see things, lets have a super vision for our generation.

 

Collecting USD in Zimbabwe

Posted: 9th April 2015 by admin in Remittance methods

Mukuru Text-a-CA$H

So many have been wondering how they can receive funds a friend or spouse when they run low on spending while visiting Harare from Europe. Or suppose you had decided to extend your stay and been wondering how you can get easy access to utilise your funds avoiding the unbearable cost of VISA, MAESTRO and MASTERCARD.

Mukuru.com has made it much easier for receiving money form the UK to Zimbabwe instantly. Your sended need to Sign Up first by following the easy create account steps on Mukuru.com.


When someone send you money from the UK using our service you will receive an sms with a voucher number.This voucher number indicates you are to collect your funds as cash. Alternatively  you can request your sender to send funds via TextaCA$h, which you need to collect at CABS. The great deal with the TextaCA$H is you will be able to receive money at any time and collect it at anytime, at any ZimSwitch ATM Nationwide.

Western Union Corporate Citizenship

Posted: 6th April 2015 by admin in Remittance methods

Western Union is hard at work to identify productive ways of giving back to the communities in which they do business.

Every day, somewhere in the world, Western Union employees are involved in making a donation, raising funds or volunteering time and resources to support the communities in which our consumers live and work. We’re very proud of the work we have done and of our commitment to positive programs that can help, inspire, and empower communities around the globe.

To qualify for community and grassroots giving from Western Union your organization or event needs to support empowerment, with an emphasis on the following:

  • Job-Creation
  • Small Business or Entrepreneurship
  • Education or Financial Literacy
  • Immigrant Integration & Social, Language or Financial Inclusion

How to Apply

Please submit a written proposal including:

  • Description of the organization and sponsorship
  • Contact name and organization’s address, phone, fax, and email
  • Date and time of the event
  • Levels of sponsorship
  • Sponsorship benefits
  • IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter
  • IRS form W-9

all submissions must be addressed to:

Western Union Community Relations
12500 East Belford Ave., M1G
Englewood, Colorado, 80112
USA

Fax: +1 720-332-4761

How to register with Mukuru.com

Posted: 3rd April 2015 by admin in Remittance methods

Required Documents to get fully registered

Due to HMRC UK Laws and Regulations, Mukuru.com is obligated to obtain a certified copy of our customer’s passport (photo page) as well as proof of address once their accumulated expenditure has reached a certain level. Unfortunately faxed copies of such documents are unacceptable by UK law – so the following options are available:

Scan: Your passport page and proof of address (utility bill, phone bill) and email the images to passports@mukuru.com

or if you have a Yahoo account: mukurupassport@yahoo.co.uk

The passport copy MUST be Certified – this can be done at your local post office, or by a doctor or lawyer.

NB

If you would like to use a debit or credit card then please send a picture of your actual card with the name at the bottom showing – we require you to block out / tape over the 16 digit card number or expiry information.

Photo:Take a digital picture of the documents and email them to passports@mukuru.com or if you have a Yahoo account: mukurupassport@yahoo.co.uk

Post: Post a clear copy of your documents to Remitix Ltd, Authorisation Dept, The Stable Yard, Unit 1, 16a Balham Hill, London SW12 9EB

Please quote your full name and if possible your customer ID on your chosen correspondence. We must be able to see your picture clearly, as well as all of the digits on the foot of your passport page, if our authorisation department cannot see these images clearly then they will request that you resend your documentation.

 

 

 New Ways To Connect With Customers

“If I go back just a year and a half, our social strategy was very basic and care-oriented.  So we started focusing on what we call in-between engagement (engaging with our customers in between the times they are sending money), because on average a cross-border money mover might send money maybe six to 10 times a year.  The results of this strategy have been absolutely stunning and incredible.  In the financial institution category, you’re lucky if you’re seeing a 1% engagement rate; we’re seeing upwards of 8% engagement.  Our follower base is actually about 4 million, and that’s a 1,000% increase just in a year. We’re ranked as the fastest-growing company in financial services across 3,000 global brands.  And we were never expecting that.

Specifically, our biggest success is a very well-managed content and community strategy, where we’re really in tune with what matters to our customers and we don’t overuse it from a product push.  An example is a video we created featuring customers using food as a way for them to reconnect with their families. It was a surprise and delight moment with our customers. What many people don’t know is that our customers are “dual belongers” – they originate from one country but live in another. Food from their home country is an amazing connection for them when they are far away from family at the holidays. Within a six-week period we had over 5 million views of the video, and it’s now at 12 million views. (You can see it at: http://www.wuhomecooked.com ) I think our target was 500,000 because we had never done anything like this, but we clearly struck the right emotional connection with our customers. So what we’ve found is by authentically connecting with what’s important to our customers we end up driving awareness and engagement.”

Facebook and High school Student

Posted: 24th March 2015 by admin in Remittance methods

When Mark Zuckerberg introduced facebook in 2004, he had intentions of connecting people together with his social network platform, but now it has negative impact on some of our teens who are misusing the platform.

Social network language has an effect in communication across the globe especially the use of slang  like IDK(i dont know), SMH (shaking my head) and BTW (by the way) are now being used in assignments  and its becoming a growing problem.

Facebook is keeping teens busy to an extent of not doing their assignments or study, and they end underperforming in school college. It also cause tensions and separation in school because those  teens who can’t afford smartphone will be depressed and feel isolated from virtual.

The use of facebook by minors or teens personal information will be vulnerable to phishing. Scummers will post false links that will lead users to put in their personal logins, since lucrative number  people use a universal password for their most accounts including bank accounts.

Personally i think facebook should be burned from being used by teens and minors because they will be exposed to explicit pages (adult pages) because some individual are creating these pages to get attention teens and they will end up in jeopardy of being keednapped or rapped.

Evolution vs creation

Posted: 16th March 2015 by admin in Remittance methods

let me begin by saying i am all futuristic in my approach to life and i aim to see things differently in almost anything and everything in life. but after all has been said and done there is but one area that I draw the line on, and that would be on that is the evolution vs creation argument.

The idea that we have evolved somehow from being monkeys to being human beings is somewhat disconcerting for me. Firstly because any argument that suggests my uniqueness over and above all others is one that I will take any-day. yes I am making my argument from a very non-scientific argument. I would rather engage my emotional intelligence and chose creation. Because that is what solidifies our uniqueness as a specie.