“Mind Your Business” is Not an Insult

Know this and know peace.

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We all had that particular turning point that sparked off something new in our lives, right? Yeah, it might be a seminar you attended, or a retreat, a YouTube video you saw, or just anything you can think of.

Yes, I’m right here in my bed hitting my phone’s keypad and trying to communicate something profound to the world. Before I proceed, has someone ever told you to mind your business, and you felt the person was rude or insulting? Although the tone might be wrong, it’s a life-transforming instruction.

Has someone ever told you to mind your business, and you felt the person was rude or insulting? Although the tone might be wrong, it’s a life-transforming instruction.

If you will be calm to read through this life-changing piece, I will show you how my productivity has skyrocketed, and I amazingly scaled my income! If nothing makes sense in this my whole "mind your business gospel," at least MONEY does init?

Yes, I was like some who get offended whenever anyone sharply says "c’mon, mind your business!" But this mindset changed when I got to know the mind-blowing secrets of minding my business.

Perhaps your inner peace is in a coma, or your business is becoming a mess like porridge, then this post is for you.

I’m not claiming to know all things by the way, but you’ll definitely experience a huge turnaround if you implement what I’m about to share with you. Are you eager?

Alright, no more suspense, let’s begin.

What Does it Mean to Mind Your Business?

First off, it’s pretty good for us to clear this ambiguity before delving into the core of our discussion, or what do you feel? Yes, some folks had misunderstood what it means to mind your business, and that’s one thing we need to clear so our Ferrari can speed smoothly.

Now, when we say "mind your business," the principal thing we are saying is that you don’t poke nose into anything that doesn’t concern you, but instead, you spend that energy into a more profitable venture.

Now, when we say "mind your business," the principal thing we are saying is that you don’t poke nose into anything that doesn’t concern you, but instead, you spend that energy into a more profitable venture.

For instance, when some homies try to gossip about other individuals with me, I humorously tell them to talk about something else. Why? The answer is simple: people’s personal decisions are theirs and I shouldn’t crucify them or give myself a headache over such. In that wise, I just want to mind my business.

You know, folks will see a well-endowed gorgeous lady who is in a top position, and they’ll say she slept her way to the top. How gross? They did that because they obviously haven’t read what you’re privileged to read right now; they couldn’t keep quiet and mind their business.

By the way, did you know that every quiet person is highly-respected, but not every quiet person is actually as intelligent as they are portrayed? What earned them respect is how they were able to talk only where they are skilled, and people will applaud them in awe.

Once again, what does it mean to mind your business? When you do your thing and choose to stay off some unproductive convo.

What is Your Business?

In explaining that "mind your business" is never an insult, the one million dollar question is that what is your business? By this, I mean that what do you offer to the world, what do you sell?

There’s a saying that an idle hand is the devil’s workshop; it’s true to some extent. Before now, I will bang on every discussion or bants—even the ones I don’t quite grasp—but my attention to these things got narrower as I started building my career.

(By the way, am I saying that you shouldn’t discuss with folks, talk bants, and catch some fun? No, no, just make sure that it concerns you, and it’s quite productive.)

Check it, most people who put mouth in every argument and slander innocent personalities most times do not have a service or product they offer the world. Hence the reason they have time to poke their nose.

I am a WRITER, and this is my business. Are you a designer, entrepreneur, or a Dev? Thumbs up! That is your own business too. Therefore, when you notice that folks are talking about "brezz" and ass, why not face your business and do something productive? This is what I do.

Now I’m used to it, even before anyone says "mind your business," I am already in my WPS Office—like I am currently—creating and editing content. Because I can’t get better at writing if I don’t practice with zeal consistently. Can you now see that minding your business is a blessing?

Top 3 Things I’ve Learned From Minding My Business

1. My Opinion is Not Needed in Every Discussion

I started to know more peace and had time for things that matter when I knew this. If you’re active on Twitter, you’ll be abreast of how several controversial topics always surge like sulfur. In my reflection, I got to know that I shouldn’t speak on everything, especially if I have a faint knowledge of the topic.

In my reflection, I got to know that I shouldn’t speak on everything, especially if I have a faint knowledge of the topic.

Topics on feminism, sexuality, religion, psychology, and spirituality will come up. I don’t need to talk about everything. Yes, I have the freedom of speech; the more reason I would rather keep quiet.

I discovered that a problem I had as a person was that I wasn’t calm to learn. So when I started to mind my business, I will keep quiet, listen, and be schooled on anything I don’t understand. I don’t need to feel ashamed for learning what I didn’t know, do I?

2. Time for God

This is so important to me; my purpose and mental health. I noticed I had more time to study, meditate, and pray when I started to withdraw and mind my business.

Christ fabricated us for the praise of his glorious grace, and we can’t have that sense of achievement or fulfillment when we try to sideline him; at least I can testify to this. Perhaps the reason you’ve not had time for God is that you are all over - both on things that concern you and otherwise.

I am Christ’s cup of tea. Hence, he is my business.

3. Time for Writing

One excellent thing about minding my business is that I’m getting better at this writing thing. I’m not saying I’m already as good as Mark Manson or Ernest Hemingway—well, I shouldn’t compare myself with them because I’m different—but I’m sharpening my finesse every blessed day.

And in carving time for writing, I had to cut several "frivolities" off my day. Writing is my BUSINESS, and I must be excellent. The fact that I’ve glued and engaged you to tell this point is itself an indication that I’m getting better.

What is your craft too? What is the career you’re trying to build? Mind your business and notice a quantum-leap!

What is your craft too? What is the career you’re trying to build? Mind your business and notice a quantum-leap!

Conclusion

At this juncture, I must say that you shouldn’t overstretch the "mind your business" lifestyle. How is that possible? Don’t detach yourself from humanity because of that. Although you should only concern yourself with things that are about your productivity but remember that you owe humanity some shower of love plus body-cream of attention.

It doesn’t mean you should see people who often talk as though they’re somehow, respect their personalities, and believe they are also productive in their corners too.
By the way, 2020 has been a somewhat year, but I would love it if you can install the mindset that you will experience massive wins and scale more before it ends.

On this journey of personal growth, we keep learning. Check this space for more content like this.
I love to see you grow!

I hope to change the world with my simple but profound thoughts. In case you need my writing service, or you want to talk to me>>> johnfawole18@gmail.com.

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