Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Why you must loose weight now!

Plainly put and without preamble it will be you number one insurance policy in a time when public services will fail and grow uncertain and substandard. Unless you have been under a rock you know that the West as a whole is in a big financial hole. Both Europe and America are still facing the possibility of a double dip recession.

We have for years talked about how streamlining your life and having a full grip on your personal decisions (child birth, wealth creation etc) will enable you survive. The issue of weight loss is part of it and is more urgent now because social infrastructure is collapsing. Lax and wasteful lifestyles where folk cant even be bothered to think two steps ahead to get out of danger, will no longer be subsidized (which is essentially what a lot of these intervention programs amount to).

I want to commend the anonymous who wrote in this comment on my last blog post (indeed I dont always get time to respond to the many wonderful and encouraging comments).

In addition, to prevent information overload and gain more clarity in my decision making, I've hired a trainer and workout everyday; I will begin fasting and will start turning off the TV. I can't read all of the BWE blogs because for me, its just too much information to feasibly process it all. I have to focus on one which will be yours.

This is the sign of someone who is really serious about getting to the next level. The next level requires expending energy (emotional and physical), time, money, auditing and essential streamlining of life.

The truth ladies is that you have no more time to 'make up your mind' to loose weight especially if you have had a weight problem for a while (and lets not get into the usual semantics about what is 'overweigh' and how someone 'overweight' can be the healthiest person ever etc etc etc). You should already be on board a weight loss program or simply confront and accept what a future with long term and terminal health problems (brough on by your refusal to get to grips with your weight issue) will bring.

Am I saying it will be easy? Absolutely not but when has that ever been an excuse not to do what needs doing.
Health is wealth they say, and in the near future Health will be Wealth!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

How to survive in a world of information overload (contd)

Over a number of years it has become clear to me that the information/choice overload that has exploded with the internet has a negative impact on many black women. Many are now 'lost' in the range of choices they have or are trappend in the belief and promise of a better solution than the one that stands in front of them, if they hold off making a decision. The situation is akin to waiting for a better credit card rate than signing up to the one that seems reasonble, because you feel that there is about to be a price war with the credit card companies that will net you an even better deal if you hold out!

One of the reasons why black women put off making necessary desicions as they wait for something better etc is that there is a whole faction invested in black women staying put in their current situation so they immediately counter any change or movement towards change.

Today I came across a clear illustration of the above point. A man had written a blog post about how his mind had been changed by a book he had read. Essentially he was rethinking his 'left-leaning' position on a couple of things, anyway someone came unto the comment page and proceeded to counter each and every point raised by the original author. Now I am not going to say that the commetor was making invalid arguments however my immediate reaction was that this commentor was essentially 'pushing the blog author back into place'!

I know many black women who are put off change because someone (who more than likely is against change and improvement for black women), decided to come around a rich and interesting conversation that was about to lead to 'change' to punch holes in the ideas of squelch the change emerging and deflate the growing 'motivation' black women are begining to have to do something different.

It is however very important to understand that as a black woman if you have begun to engage in conversations and debate issues, it is likely to be because you want to move forward and what you are doing currently isnt working. This is very important because many black women loose sight of the fact that what brought them to the discussion table to start with, is a need for change, a need to try something different, to try a new plan or tactic because the old way isnt working. However if someone ends up taking the winds out of your sails then they are really your obstacle. Indeed my reaction to the counter argument and 'take down' of the first bloggers article by the second commetor in the above illustration was, 'How does this help the blogger to go forward?'

I hear someone say, 'Well he might have been moving to a wrong place etc etc'. However I want to point out that it is important to make some move if you are stuck and looking for a change in your circumstances.

Think about this very apt passge in the bible (2 Kings 7:3). Two lepers realize they have to make a choice because making a decision could result in the change of their fortunes while not making one meant staying stuck in their already bad situation:

“Why are we sitting here until we die? If we say, ‘We will enter the city,’ the famine is in the city, and we shall die there. And if we sit here, we die also. Now therefore, come, let us surrender to the army of the Syrians. If they keep us alive, we shall live; and if they kill us, we shall only die.”

Sometimes you are in a position where you have to grab at achance to change things for yourself even if nothing is guaranteed and there is also the probabilty that you wont change your circumstances.

Also another crucial point here is that in a world where there is too much choice actually you will discover that most of those choices approximate each other and often the most critical thing is that you made a decision promptly! Don't forget that another outcome of a world of surpluss choice is that you can and should retreat from your choice/decision, you are not tied to any decision for life! We see this with financial products, we see this with increasing divorce rates in fact all areas of life. I am not saying that decisions should be taken lightly, not at all but you cannot put off a decision indefintely, you have to jump in at some point (soon hopefully). If you make a mistake, dont punish yourself, be able to say, 'I am sorry, I was mistaken etc etc'.

The most important thing is to make a meaningful decision which you can work with or make something of by adding other elements.

This above point, was further illustrated to me by my cousins situation. She took a low paying job (she needed the money). Her sister didnt jump on the first job that came her way unlike my cousin, and eventually got a better paying job (one and half times more money). My cousin was at this low paying job for 10 years. But she compensated for this lowly job (without even being aware) by investing and saving and doing other bits and pieces (making something out of her particular circumstance). She now stands at a higher place financially than those who worked jobs twice her salary. As long as you know the limits of your descion and choice its possible to compensate for the shortfalls and less than ideal terms. Think about a man/woman who works a low paying job to raise funds for a personal business or to put kids through school!


Should my choice always be ethical and pass the ism scrutiny?
Many bw are under a strange pressure to make sure every action, every behaviour, every thought is one that is entirely ethical and fair and progressive. A lot of them display this tension to make their lives very moral by explaining why they made a specific choice rather than another (justify their decisions). Others engage in constant debating as if really they are trying to convince themselves more than others that there is no nasty underlying/wrong reason under behind any decision or choice.

In truth this is all tedious. You do not have to be politically correct in your every move or utterance or decision. You do not need to strive to make your every decision one that aligns with social morality and you do not need to strive to refrain from acting from 'isms'. Your decision has to have personal meaning to you thats all, the only other limit is that you do not hurt anyone else by your actions.

A friend of mine went to great lengths to explain why her decision to exclude Indian men wasn’t ‘racist’. It was really excruciating watching her go through all sorts of hoops and justification arguments to say, ’Hey I am not racist you know!’

I said to her, 'Who cares if you are racist, trust me, you are not hurting or denying any Chinese man anything by excluding him from your dating catchment'.

The challenge
Many black women are at a stand still because there are just so many options and theories out there on what they should do or not do. Many feel they have to hear all the arguments before they make any choice however the arguments nnever end and there is a new one to listen to each day!

The challenge of today’s society is how to make choices from the almost limitless information we are bombarded with in today’s world. How to pick that which is the best for us from the menu that is 20 feet long. We are surrounded by paths but we cannot see beyond 20 meters of any of them, and thus we become afraid to take one path because, ‘Who knows where it will lead?’

The trick however is to decide for an option and then make the best out of it by employing all your skills, talents and abilities and adding your unique value to that choice to expand it and make it the best it can be and we all can make an amazing product out of the basic choice combined with our unique talents and gifts!

Consider this analogy. Say you are a farmer and have to plant your crops on one of the choices of land that is set before you. You are not given an opportunity to do a soil test analysis but must choose by just looking at the piece of ground for 30 seconds. What you end up with is soil that is partly fertile. What do you do? Do you throw up your hands and say, ‘I am doomed,’ ‘I am always unlucky’. Do you down tools and stand and watch those who have chosen a better piece of land that has the capacity to grow ten times more crops than your piece of land?

Actually what you do is to employ your intelligence and talents to the problem that confronts you. You buy fertilizer, try different cropping techniques. You do not resent your fate because that shuts off the creative thinking ability. Instead welcome it and see it as an opportunity to exercise your mental abilities.

The likely result to these kinds of scenarios is that you end up not just with a crop yield approximate to that of the person with the more fertile field, but also, you end up with a cropping ‘technique’ that you developed through sweat and tears! You can now patent it!

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Monday, August 15, 2011

Riot City

Thanks to those who emailed to find out if I was alright during the recent London riots that of course spread to other areas of the country.

You all saw the shocking images. It was undeniable that a majority of rioters were black, in fact what many will not realize is that most of the areas that the riots erupted where predominately black areas.

The TV historian David Starkey came under fire for his recent comments saying that there is an element of black culture poisoning British youth making them nihilistic and lack and investment in their societies leading to such and other outbreaks of violence. See controversy

Of course he could have expressed himself more clearly (ofI believe his emotions were running high because of all the destruction and devastation that had happened), but I am not going to crucify him for bravely coming out with the perspective that we need to look into seriously, especially in light of these recent events, and that is evaluating the culture being adopted by black youth that makes them fail at making a go at modern society.

Funny enough many of the black folk here are saying something similar to Mr Starkey, but since the public debate space is dominated by ‘left’ notions of valid argument/speech and because black folk are not expected to partake in social discourse as adults (taking some blame as adults are happy to do), but only as indulged children and excused wards of the state, this will of course be totally ignored and made out to be a white racist perspective only!

Let me make this plain.
Black people are not meeting the challenge of 21st century western societies. Black men are downright failing but black women are not to far behind in not meeting the challenges as well, clearly observable in their clinging to outdated, unbeneficial and downright self defeating ways of being.

So why the riots?
Well for one, the black sectors of society have refused to grow up politically and otherwise but are interested only in being on the receiver end of a giver-taker relationship that seems to be the endorsed dynamic for black and white by the left leaning political faction.

Sure a man was shot by police but aside from calling for a independent investigation and waiting for that report and then challenging it or essentially taking it from there, I wonder what else could have been done. Even the so called peaceful protest staged by the community for the death of a young black man (protests which were eventually hijacked by the criminal elements intent on getting in their early Christmas shopping), was all very strange, given that there had been no official report out about what happened with the police and the shooting of the black man Mark Duggan to form the basis of a protest. Unless we were saying of course that under no circumstance should a black man be shot I mean even if he himself was armed etc.
No one knows if he was shot by police unlawfully or not so why the ’peaceful’ demonstration. Indeed he could have been unlawfully killed and the family would have been justified in any protest or campaign but nothing official had been released at the time of the peaceful process. A number of white men have been shot in the past three to four years under strange circumstances and I am yet to see ‘peaceful’ demonstrations esepcially before any official/independent report is released. I recall there was a huge demostration when a South American man was shot during the time of the London bombings but that was when it was made clear (almost immediately) that he was not a terrorist carrying a bomb (he was fleeing the police and ran straight into the station and unto a train!).
I am owed coupled by I am victim, coupled by a disconnect from wider social values, social systems especially due to family break down etc is a very dangerous mix. We have seen where it can lead to in the last couple of days!
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Monday, August 08, 2011

My Advice to black women who want to get their lives on track and fast!

This is for black woman who have somewhere to go and want to get there quickly. Indeed, many black women want to get somewhere but they have all the time in the world! If you have however realized that there are deadlines in life and you don’t have time to waste, I have a few suggestions:

Keep away from all forms of unproductive debates and discussions
Black people as a rule want to have a bunch of unproductive, ‘going nowhere’ discussions. Even when they raise critical questions and debates and say 'come let us talk’, its almost as if they have decided from the outset that they are just going to keep discussions on a superficial level and are not going to do or say anything that will ‘change things’ to any extent or change the status quo. That’s all its going to be; a discussion.

Black folk discuss to appear to be engaged in productive social change like other groups that they see around who are going somewhere. If you engage in discussions that are going nowhere because you can see very well nothing can be enforced or black woman don’t have the leverage to force change on the situation (and it will again all boil down to black women once again carrying the full load and respeonsbility), then you are wasting time and energy best used to build your individual future (which you have a limited time to achieve anyway and especially in these desperate times!).

You are no longer part of rank and file black people
You are now in a different category to most of the other black people around you, in terms of priorities, preoccupations and direction in fact in your mentality and outlook. Many want to blame outside forces or play victims or refuse to make effort for their own elevation, you on the other hand are different. Embrace this reality and stop feeling guilty about separating from and charting a different course to other blacks.

Wave good bye to your friends and what have you and get serious with pursuing your destiny. There are all types of guilt trips used to keep bw back from running after their destiny; ‘you think you are different from us, you want to be white, you will always be seen as black’ etc etc and black women respond by getting back into the black formation.

Stop stewing in anger and bitterness
Bitterness slows you up in many ways including slows your creativity and it also closes doors because it is something that is so hard to hide. For some black women there is a latent demon that gets triggered and when it does, it seems those black women cant even control it! Its almost as if they are standing back and watching the demon kick scream and foam (like an epileptic fit that takes over). These women become vicious, insistent on enforcing their view on others, spearing people left right and centre!

Many black women have a stony heart that refuses to take advice and guidance but are belligerent, arrogant and insistent on their way. Hurt and bitterness can make people spurn that which would be to their benefit! You don’t need to take anyone’s advice but think about why you are rejecting it. If you know an advice has the ring of truth or you know that the advisor is just telling you the real deal, ask yourself why you feel resistant and upset at taking the advice. Again mature and emotionally evolved people know that they don’t have to like the advice or the advice giver to receive the instruction being communicated. Pride and arrogance should never come in the way of doing what is necessary and called for, with regards your situation!

Let me tell you all something you may of may not realize; to be nice is a deliberate act. You determine to be a nice, calm, amiable person and gracious to others and very often at that, there is a disconnect between how you feel and how you act. You know an evolved professional person by how they can separate what they are feeling inside from how they are acting. After a while of emotion control and not acting ugly because you feel that way or the demon has kicked in (ie you control it) then you will find it increasingly easier to be a nice, calm person. Remember, some black women don’t care if they appear in negative light, they are essentially saying ‘to hell’ to life, personal advancement etc, because they are bitter.

Count your blessings daily
I seriously suggest you have a little book of blessings where you note down the things you are happy and grateful for. Read it every other day if not every day. People who are grateful live much happier lives indeed it is the saddest thing that some people have so much but they cant see it and therefore don’t enjoy all the good they have! I know personally a woman who has an adoring husband and three wonderful children but you wouldn’t know it from the way she acts, and this woman is always upset with another woman who is a happy person even though this happy woman on the face of it has less than she does. Indeed it is a strange thing in life that if you are happy, people who might have more than you, think you have something hidden that beats what they have!

When you are a minority or in a minority position you need to generate effort, to take you out of a loosing dynamic or diminished situations
Stop saying it is unfair that you have to do something when others don’t, that’s foolishness. Sure it is unfair but so what, who are you going to sue about life’s unfairness? Folks on the political left will continue to harp on about how life should be fair and many seem to be communicating the notion of black people waiting somehow for a change in the whole structure. Intelligent folk on the other hand know they have to do what they have to do!

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