How You Show This… Matters!

Watch This And Determine Where You Are Right Now

As much as I usually try to help people become more motivated through my own stories of growth

…I must admit that I still sometimes struggle with the limits that other people have for themselves

Meaning, I am less sympathetic to their #excuses for why they may be questioning the greatness inside of them…

and I come off as being either callous or offensive; this is not my intention, but rather my direct way of saying that whatever it is you’re looking for…

…whatever you think you may need my opinion on…

is bull$#!@ when you honestly have everything you may possibly need to…

simply BE the best You you can be!

Am I saying that I or anyone else you may be looking to for guidance is not competent in what it is we do (e.g. my purpose is to educate more people academically for be more financially and socially literate)?


But in a world of instant gratification, social media, and reality t.v…

…the sad news is that far too many people justify why external drivers are more important than those intrinsic values of etiquette, moral character, hard work, and sacrifice…

depending on the idealism of entitlement; that is, they would rather have someone else (outside of themselves) tell them that being complacent, lazy, or conniving is the shortest (and easiest) path to their so-called success

Here’s another example by Eric Thomas:

My Warning To You In 2016

Before you cast judgement on whether or not someone can say or show you some way to become successful by your perspective…

…you need to look within in order to comprehend that what you may be searching for is already dormant inside of you

Despite how many times you’ve fallen short…

If you’re reading this, you haven’t failed… yet

So refocus and see yourself as worthy of success, without anyone’s approval

You’ve got this ☺️



Phillip L Lyde, MBA, M.Ed

“The Prosperous Rhinoceros”

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How Is It You’re Not Doing This?

I Haven’t Forgotten About You

It’s been a while, as I’ve been preparing for some big changes during this new year so far…

I don’t want to get too heavy into it until I begin this upcoming week, but I wanted to first say that I appreciate everyone taking the time in reading, sharing, and commenting on my posts…

…both on my personal blog here or on social media

Thank you ☺️


Keeping Up With Your Self- Never Mind Anyone Else

According to Miyamoto Musashi, author of the Book of Five Rings, he states that

“All men are the same except for their belief in their own selves, regardless of what others may think of them”

In understanding this fundamental, yet challenging principle…

many people (including entrepreneurs) seem to think that once they’ve reached a certain level of significance…

or “success“, if you will…

They no longer have the same internal drives that got them to that place…

In fact, they become slack on their daily routine when they perceive that their life is good

Why is that?

At no point in time, should you (if you’re serious about living your dreams everyday) take a break from achieving that purpose…

Too many people stay in dysfunctional relationships, business plans, or simply old ideologies…

…because they’re more concerned about the external acceptance than loving and believing in themselves that THEY ARE ALREADY A SUCCESS- NOW IT’S TIME TO SHOW THE WORLD!!!

Here’s what I mean:

From my own experience, many of my shortcomings came from the fact that whenever it became convenient for anything I was attaining, I no longer sought out that adrenaline rush of the process

It’s like when people try to work out: if they do not continuously strive in becoming better
(as part of the process), versus comparing themselves to others…

sooner or later, they may begin to feel a certain level of disappointment where the process might not be enough in keeping them committed

What You Need To DO Right Now

You already have the tools that can make you overcome any of the areas of lack that’s keeping you from reaching the next threshold of your success

Do not allow anyone else’s perspective to limit your abilities, especially your drive to be the best you you can be…

As someone who simply has a passion of researching, sharing, and developing educational systems, I can tell you that one of the things I’ve realized is the fact that if I stop learning within my scope of purpose…

…if I try to copy or imitate other people’s path to success, regardless of what the culture is (e.g. do what everyone else is doing in the next 30-90 days, etc.)…

I’ll continue to get frustrated; whereas, if I incorporate many of the tested and true principles of the leaders I learn from, while developing the necessary interpersonal relationships with other similarly-minded professionals…

I can will become the leader I am destined to be, period!

Guess what? You’re perhaps even more inclined of doing so faster, depending on your circumstance and your ability to drive on (so do it) 😁

See You At The Top,



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When Does A Lion Run Fastest?

The Answer Is Simple

Actor Salmon Khan says it best:

“A lion runs the fastest when he is hungry”

Think about this for a second…

Yesterday (25 December 2015), most people celebrated the Christmas holiday, and for that brief moment…

…the sacrifices, hard work, and dedication throughout the year seemed to be in suspension

however, it is NOW at this exact time that your ability to achieve your highest level of success is possible

…because NOW you realize that if you aren’t:

  • tired
  • complacent, or
  • dead…

NOW is the time where your drive to become better, more successful…

…can be realized sooner than you think

Stay Hungry & Prove Them Wrong

Watch this with the mindset that this is you as you go into 2016:

I was told once that because of my formal education and job…

…I was limiting my opportunity to grow because I had on “golden handcuffs”

and they were right!

Not because I didn’t want to grow (most people want more in life)…

…I didn’t see a value to constant growth as a professional

You see, I don’t mind learning from leaders in various paradigms  that have assisted me exponentially over the years personally; but I had grown tired of only being credible as an educator

I AM a RHINO, and a pretty d@#% good leader at that!

I recently thought of what my end game was (before I didn’t really have one), and it’s this:

To be one of the premier educational system of progressive learning that helps people to recognize and adapt to the changes that exist in the current oppressive trends of socioeconomic, academic, and cultural learning environments, in order to reestablish a personal and collective identity for future generations to develop subsequent experiences of love, truth, peace, freedom, and justice.

Here’s What You Need To Do ASAP!

As we move into 2016, it is important that you consider what you’ve been doing or not doing towards achieving success…

…and move in the opposite direction of the masses

With today’s social media, it’s easier to want to popular than to develop genuine interpersonal relationships with others; however, if your initial drives (motivation) is preventing you from getting to the next level, then it’s time to reconsider some of your daily practices

There’s only five more days that you can determine how your new year will be, based on how comfortable you feel you are right now…

You don’t really need anyone to tell you that, but if you intend on making the necessary changes to your lifestyle…

…stay hungry, and keep your vision/cause in immediate focus!

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See You At The Top,










Phillip L Lyde, MBA, M.Ed

“The Prosperous Rhinoceros”

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16 Years Can Ruin This… SMH

We Sometimes Don’t Want To Do This, Even If Someone Begs

Check out this video we did a while back:

Today marks my 16th wedding anniversary to my beautiful wife, Melissa Grady-Lyde

…however, when I was looking over some of the videos we had did together (as Team Lyde), I realize that not a lot has changed in experiencing some of the same relationship issues from three years ago

In fact, the only way we’re able to get past these nuances in life, is because we have to commit a form of suicide, if you will…

…that stresses the need to mature based on some non-material trait, on a consistent basis

Here’s what I mean: as perhaps with most marriages, Melissa and I were not automatically in love with one another…

We loved each other, sure; but we didn’t love ourselves enough to reflect that selflessness that’s required, which…

…led to our learning curve being more than what it should have been (e.g. physical, emotional, verbal trauma)

I can remember when we had to actually have a seat, as it was starting to physically take its toll

I can remember telling my wife that we needed to make a decision as to whether or not it was worth staying together for the sake of convenience…

…or, are there specific characteristics we could work on together, in order for us to grow the h#!! up?

It took quite a bit of talking, cursing, and crying…

…but realized that dying was perhaps the best way in managing this

That moment of clarity changed the way in which we now have moved forward over the years…

…and this happened when we had already invested about eight years into the marriage

Why Marriage Is Suicide 

You see, the saying that the only thing that’s constant in the universe is change not only applies in professional rapports, but personal areas as well

…and change is good when you realize your role in marriage and relationships

My point of views had to change in order for me to grow and fall in love with my wife, and vice-versa

I had to take action and accept the fact that it is an honor and privilege (not a right) to be able to live your dreams everyday with…

…your soulmate

…your best friend

…your rib

How To Commit Suicide For The Benefit Of Your Marriage and Relationships

In staying with the suicide analogy, it is important to note that whenever someone decides that they are committed to you holistically (physically, spiritually, emotionally)…

…they have invested some part (if not all) of themselves to you- this is why Melissa is considered my “better half”

Think about this for a moment: no one is perfect, but those characteristics can be made whole with that other person

This is why it’s essential for you to discard your old Self, in order to move forward with knowledge, wisdom, and understanding to comes over time…

…as you prepare to live your dreams everyday from the expectation of serving first

In truth, I’ve simply become better at recognizing myself more because of Melissa, and wouldn’t change a thing about these last 16 years.

Thank You Mrs. Melissa Grady-Lyde,

This Law Has Changed The Way You Live Your Dreams Everyday: MUST READ

Love your husband :-)




10 Best Motivational Business Books for Entrepreneurs

10 Best Motivational Business Books for Entrepreneurs If you’re an entrepreneur, you know what this article is really about.  It’s about “what 10 books should I have on my bookshelf.”  It can’t possibly be about “what 10 books I need to read” because no entrepreneur has time to read ten books! That being said, if

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Why MLM Is For Liars

Ironic: How Most Distributors Lie Around In Our Industry

If I was told a while back that I’d be one of those people who loves and supports the network & affiliate marketing industries…

…but SINCERELY HATES the fact that most people who get into MLM will why-you-always-lying-videonever make their initial investment back…

Not because they don’t have the desire or ability to duplicate the success of their sponsors or uplines…

…but simply because most MLM companies do not meet the demand of sustainability when their brand grows past a certain level of market saturation.

Meaning, it’s one thing for an organization to have legitimate products, services, systems, etc. that meet some need for the masses; however, the average distributor has no idea how their company can actually do this, other than to sell or pitch the idealism of hope…

 Sorry, But I Lied To You

This video by The Hip Hop Preacher, Eric Thomas, is definitely on point:

You see, what makes this so deep is that most so-called entrepreneurs continuously develop a persona of what they think success means to their prospects and support system (e.g. family, friends, associates)…

…when it is not only necessary, but critical, for you (as the leader) to know how one gets through the transition from being a recruit to an actual professional

In short, here are the numbers for average, successful, and top earning MLM distributors, regardless of the company (as cited by Doug Firebaugh):

  • HOURS WORKED/ WEEK = average (6); successful (12); “millionaire” (25)
  • PHONE CALLS/ DAY = average (5); successful (15); “millionaire” (50)
  • PEOPLE TALKED TO DAILY = average (1); successful (7); “millionaire” (15)
  • 3-WAY CALLS = average (1); successful (5); “millionaire” (15)
  • PRESENTATIONS/ WEEK = average (2); successful (8); “millionaire” (20)
  • LEADS COLLECTED/ WEEK = average (2); successful (20); “millionaire” (50)
  • FOLLOWS-UP DAILY = average (1); successful (4); “millionaire” (10)
  • SALES/ WEEK = average (1); successful (3); “millionaire” (7)
  • “NO’S” GOTTEN/ WEEK = average (2); successful (10); “millionaire” (25)
  • CONFERENCE CALLS (W/GUESTS)/ WEEK = average (0); successful (2); “millionaire” (5)
  • # OF APPOINTMENTS/ WEEK = average (0); successful (1); “millionaire” (4)

How Do YOUR Numbers Look? Are You Hitting Your Goals?

Mind you, this is still on a part-time basis; however, you can get more of Doug’s tips here

Depending on your company, products, services, etc. these numbers may differ; but if you simply have the desire to improve your level of success, I would suggest that you start with comprehending that there will be a learning curve before you actually achieve any momentum, period!

Simply using wanton abandon, versus being as efficient as you can be with your time, energy, and resources, will make the difference so you don’t have to come across as another lying MLM-type SOB =)

I’ll See YOU At The Top,

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Give Thanks But Don’t Expect It Today

Thanksgiving 2015: The Year Of Entitlement

thanksgiving-quote-9Thanksgiving in the United States means different things to different people…

however, I understand that in spite of this “Holy Day”, this is perhaps one of the few occasions where people consider reflecting on the universal need of appreciation in their lives

I get it- it’s ironic as the measuring stick for whether most people are living their dreams everyday is relegated to materialism of some sort…

…when the need to be of humility and service should reflect in all that you do, even if you’re not an entrepreneur

Some people become short-sighted in realizing that it was the process of both the ups and downs that produced the desired effect of them in the place that they are in today…

…and even still, they are in a better situation than the majority of the world

Be Thankful For Negativity Today!

Dean Rodrigue has an interesting approach to why knowing this for yourself is important here; but let me stress that not everybody is open to this form of self-acceptance…

You see, it is important that the experience itself transform you into someone better, bigger, and perhaps more positive…

…and in this respect, you have to be somewhat selfish in order to eventually become more selfless to the people you may want to do business with

In taking the good and the bad (if you will), you’re able to see the world for what it is, and move either away or towards your purpose

In our industry, this is a critical misstep people overlook…

…as they become emotionally attached to doing business, an action that’s perhaps as impersonal as one can get when building relationships with others

By seeing the rejections, missed appointments, neglected phone calls, etc. being another part of the process, rather than a personal attack or reflection of one’s character…

…the chances that success is around the corner will be in your favor (especially if you have the determination to never quit)

How To Become More Thankful Moving Forward

I am a person who has the best intentions in the world when it comes to developing meaningful relationships that serve the purpose of coexisting in a conducive learning environment…

This year, it’s been more apparent that just because you may build with someone, whether professionally, personally, or some combination of the two…

…some people have a level of expectation where by simply showing up, they should be acknowledged to some degree…

…even if they do not take the time to reciprocate the other person’s role in the dynamic, regardless of the setting (e.g. academic, MLM, community, etc.)

Here’s what I mean, as this “prophetic” video was done almost three years ago (LOL):

As an educator of special needs populations, the biggest issues aren’t with the students themselves, but the parents and support systems that feel I should be grateful for dealing with their dysfunctional child…

As a part-time entrepreneur, I’ve also witnessed this first-hand: you go into business with someone, and although your productivity (or lack thereof) is a direct reflection of your personal needs…

…the other person (in some cases, your sponsor) feels a sense that they should be hailed as the single reason you exist in this industry

I hate to burst your bubble…

but, if you do not go into your network marketing opportunity with the expectation that YOU are the only one who can succeed or fail at this…

…the same cycles will prevail, as you will eventually go back to whatever it was you were doing before you were hyped about your new business opportunity

In other words: Simply give thanks for the moment, and serve others with the expectation that you are good enough to succeed today!

Phillip L Lyde


“The Prosperous Rhinoceros”

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