Return on investment is a term you hear frequently, usually in relation to business and finance. The goal (obviously) is to maximize return on the money you invest. The implications of this concept go much deeper when you start to think of time as your primary investment rather than money. Everything you do is an investment of time. When you watch television, you’re making an investment in entertainment. If you watch a show that sucks, you’ve made a bad investment and receive a poor return for your time.
In many ways time is more valuable than money. You’ll always have the opportunity to make more money, but once time has been spent it’s gone forever. When you think of time as a commodity, and all of your actions as investments, it changes the way you approach every day decisions.
We spend time in many different ways: working, eating, sleep, exercise, entertainment, etc. All of these things are important. When we start investing too heavily in one area and not enough in another we create problems for ourselves. The key is investing our time in a manner that perfectly balances each of these areas and forms a productive and pleasurable life.
Deciding how to invest our time is a formidable task. Unlike business, there are no percentages or spreadsheets to reference. We have to rely on experience and intuition. Even myself I’m far from being a master of this.
On Sunday the 6th of April 2014 Musa Gumede will launch an inspirational book he has written titled What Are You Trying To Reach? The event will be at SABC, Durban 100 KE Masinga Road (Old Fort Road), at 3PM. Last year same time Musa had more than 100 people in his first book launch called Tested To Testify, he is expecting even warmer welcome for this new book as well as he is preparing all finer details for this upcoming launch.
The book provides practical strategies to stay focus while you are on the journey to achieve your goals. You may sometimes get lost on the way and end up not achieving what you wanted. You may get distracted and lose focus and sometimes do things without realising that what you are doing is not taking you closer to what you want to reach. Others may simply sit and do nothing with their lives, but that is a choice that will cause you only misery.
Picture: Author Musa Gumede and Detlev Digiel from Umsinsi Press.
On Saturday the 1st of June, Musa Gumede launched his book, Tested to Testify, at St Martin de Porres School, 21 Aiken Street Port Shepstone.
Present were two South Coast newspaper representatives as well as Ugu radio and South Coast Tourism.Musa’s old headmaster Mr Ray Cele of Mdlangaswa High School was also present. He was delighted to see the fruits of his educational institution in the good work of Musa, in writing a motivational book which would be of value to many people.
Musa is intending to have this translated into isiZulu and recorded on a CD. Those present also suggested a road show for Musa and his book.
Musa said : ” Being at home with the book, reminded me all of what life used to be while I was growing up there. It brought back to me inspiration of why I even wrote a book in the first place.”
Musa Gumede launched Tested to Testify in Durban at the SABC on Sunday 7 April 2013.
Picture of Musa Gumede at Durban book launch which was on the 7th of April 2013
On Saturday 1st June 2013 Musa Gumede will having his second leg of Port Shepstone launch of a motivational book he has written called Tested to Testify.
Musa is a columnist in a community newspaper and is a member of the BAT Adult Dancing Pencils Writing Club. Musa is working together with the local newspaper and community radio station to make this event a success.
The venue will be St Martin School which is at 21 Aiken Street, Port Shepstone next to Municipality offices. The event start at 10H00 to 13H00, there will be poetry, performances and inspirational massages accompanying this book launch. Everyone is welcomed and entry is free.
The book reminds people about the capabilities they have to overcome challenges and be stronger. These Tests of Life can be good Testimonies for the next person to know that there is a brighter life after any challenge. What you need is to keep your head up high. The book provides a wide range of encouragement and advice for different situations you may be dealing with.
Our Durban Launch of the book ‘Tested to Testify” was sponsored by Esmés cakes, I would like to deeply thank them for their sign of generosity and the ambition they share with me to make a Positive Thinking society possible.
Esmés Cakes Company supply most of the famous restaurants in Durban, check them on their website www.esmes.co.za, you find them on the address below:
TEL: 031 3074209
FAX: 031 3052237
CELL: 0845 307 420
1ST FLOOR, THE HOUSE OF ORANGE,
241 UMBILO ROAD,
They can bake for you for any function
Musa Gumede signing copies of his book, Tested to Testify at the launch.
Well over 100 people attended Musa Gumede’s launch of his book “Tested to Testify.” This book place in the Blue Moon Venue of the SABC Head Office in Durban on Sunday afternoon 7th April. Musa had organised a though provoking supporting programme of poetry, music and motivational talks that were inspiring to listen to.