Love and Respect

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I listened to a Catholic Parish priest’s sermon this weekend sharing several stories and experiences. This one got me and I have decided to share it with you today. He shared a story of how he got to meet a couple at the gym. The husband was a Buddhist and the wife was a Christian. The Man who was a Buddhist complained to him about so many atrocities committed by Christians and how they discourage people with their characters, action, and words. This is not the story. Now the most interesting part was this; the Buddhist invited the priest to his house for dinner and after dinner, they decided to pray. The priest was invited into the family’s praying closet where they have an altar, on the altar, he noticed that the statue of Jesus and that of Buddha were hanged side by side on the altar. The priest asked the Buddhist why he did this and he responded, “If Jesus and Buddha cannot leave together in peace, then how do you expect myself and my wife to live together in peace and harmony’’.

Although there is some humor in that story, the truth is that in many ways we have lost our tolerance for each other. Regardless of religion or tribe, in our core, we all are human with the same basic needs and affection. In the story above, a representation of Jesus and Buddha standing side by side represent two people although with different thoughts and ideals of life yet are in many ways not different except in opinion.

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Love and Respect then must be the strongest force there is on the earth. A singular force so strong it can overcome the prevailing idiosyncrasy and cause two mutually exclusive people to be on the same level of love and having a deep connection to their humanity. Although we were not told how many years these couples have been together, it is obvious that despite the varying ideals of each other’s religion, they have managed to stay together happily.

And that is the way I believe things can advance at whatever level, a small team, a group, or an institution. It is moving beyond the things that hold us back and focusing on the very things that bring us together- our shared humanity.

The principle of Love and respect is universal, it is beyond the simple need to live together, it is simply advancing our relationship with other people based not on our deferring opinion or lifestyle but based on how we want to be treated as humans primarily.

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Challenging-the-status-quo

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Isaac Newton’s The Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica is widely considered one of the most important scientific books ever written, and for good reason. It has been studied, referenced, and quoted countless times in the 300-plus years since it was first published. That is what makes it even more astounding that it contained a simple mathematical error all this time.

The error is only superficial, having no consequences, but it’s amazing that it was somehow overlooked for hundreds of years. Out of all the people who examined Newton’s writings, many of whom were geniuses in their own right, it was a 23 year old student named Robert Garisto who discovered the mistake. https://listverse.com/2014/07/30/10-scientific-blunders-of-genius-minds/

When we talk about either personal or system change, it is about changing critically examining the present and existing ways of doing things and trying to understand the logic behind it. The genius will not stop at that but will find alternative ways to achieve the same or better result.  

We all have bright ideas that may worth billions but we may not have the courage to effect these changes or share the ideas. https://coschedule.com

While there are mega mindset shifts that need to take place, the real work is in acting. Ideas do not equal change. If it did, we could change the world with a quick Google search. And millions of people would suddenly realize…

“Oh, wow! All I need to do to lose weight is to eat healthier and exercise!”

✓ Problem solved.

“Our team keeps missing our KPI targets because we haven’t hit a deadline in weeks. It’s so simple, let’s just hit our deadlines!”

✓ Results skyrocket. You’re instantly promoted.

Obviously, it doesn’t work like this.

Just because we know the right things doesn’t mean we do the right things. This means challenging the status quo will mean more than our ideas and head knowledge. It’ll mean different actions than those that created today’s state of affairs. And this is precisely where your value and leverage enters the picture.

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POSTED ONJUNE 25, 2019EDIT”BEAUTY AND THE BEAST- A METAPHOR FOR TIME IN RELATIONSHIPS”

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST- A METAPHOR FOR TIME IN RELATIONSHIPS

Happy new week friends,

I look forward to sharing with you Brilliant and Excellent tips for attaining your goals, fulfilling your Purpose and making the world a better place.

Beauty and the Beast is one cartoon that we are all familiar with in some way. The story line is such that a young beautiful girl, Belle embarked on a trip to save her father from a hideous Beast named Gaston. This Beast however was not always a Beast, at some point in his life, he was a handsome prince, cursed by an old witch who turned him to a hideous Beast. Now Beauty does not know the history of the Beast, she did not know that he wasn’t born a Beast, Beauty did not know that he was once a handsome prince with loyal servants and a vibrant kingdom. All that Beauty knows is the present; a hideous Beast with very bad attitude and a anger that erupts very quick.

The story line took a turn when Beauty became patient with Gaston and went on a journey of discovery, finding out from the characters in the house, the kind of person he was, why he was always angry and sad at the same time. The best part of the movie was when Beauty realized who Gaston was in his core. The moment Beauty realized that beyond all the aggression and ugliness on the surface, there was beauty and joy inside of him, her attitude and reactions changed towards the Beast. On the outside nothing had changed, Gaston was still the angry ugly Beast, but now Beauty had seen something, taking time to know her host, she realized he wasn’t who she taught she was and something changed for her.

There are different quotes about time. Time, they say will tell. Time heal all wounds. Time changes things and etc. It could be difficult to define time which echoes how physics define time as ‘what the clock reads’. Albert Einstein in his opinion says time is an illusion, a dividing line between the past, the present and future events.

Thinking about the story of Beauty and the Beast, one of the most important lesson I learnt that I want to share today is this principle of time, of how time is effective and can be maximized in three different areas of our lives.

Time in knowing other people

In life, we are faced with people that represent the Beast, your boss, your spouse or an annoying neighbor. It doesn’t really matter who the person is, but the principle is the same, it takes time to know anybody, no matter who they are.

In its simplest form and from the story of Beauty and the Beast, time is all that is needed to know an individual. Time helps to reveal the true core of a person which gives an in-depth knowledge of them which helps you to decide to love or not. That beastly facade could hide a kind and sensitive core. In the world today, everyone is afraid of being seen as weak and gentle, so we all hide behind that stern look, harsh words, hard demeanour to portrait who we want people to see us as. Bottom line is, never assume anything. Like it is said, nothing is truly what it appears to be. Only time would tell!

Time in professional experience

Professionally speaking, time is how you garner experience. The difference between a fresh school graduate and a consultant is time. One has invested time and energy over the years to become world sought after. Every one of us have hopes and aspirations to become the best at our careers, make lots of money and sit among the high and mighty but only a few of us want to sow time. There is no growth without an investment and to reap professionalism and command respect in your circle, you must spend time to read, listen, work, learn, re-learn. In order words, you must invest time to perfecting your art.

Time in maximizing opportunities

At the macro level, opportunities come to those who prepare. To prepare, timing is a big factor. The timing have to be just right for that big opportunity to yield its full benefit. Opportunity plus preparation equals success but preparation cannot take place absent of time and by allowing time, we are also able to know whether an opportunity is good for you or not.

In conclusion, in every aspect of life, understanding the factor of time is absolutely important and one must be patient in every endeavour to get the best of it.

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POSTED ONJUNE 25, 2019EDIT”BEAUTY AND THE BEAST- A METAPHOR FOR TIME IN RELATIONSHIPS”

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST- A METAPHOR FOR TIME IN RELATIONSHIPS

Happy new week friends,

I look forward to sharing with you Brilliant and Excellent tips for attaining your goals, fulfilling your Purpose and making the world a better place.

Beauty and the Beast is one cartoon that we are all familiar with in some way. The story line is such that a young beautiful girl, Belle embarked on a trip to save her father from a hideous Beast named Gaston. This Beast however was not always a Beast, at some point in his life, he was a handsome prince, cursed by an old witch who turned him to a hideous Beast. Now Beauty does not know the history of the Beast, she did not know that he wasn’t born a Beast, Beauty did not know that he was once a handsome prince with loyal servants and a vibrant kingdom. All that Beauty knows is the present; a hideous Beast with very bad attitude and a anger that erupts very quick.

The story line took a turn when Beauty became patient with Gaston and went on a journey of discovery, finding out from the characters in the house, the kind of person he was, why he was always angry and sad at the same time. The best part of the movie was when Beauty realized who Gaston was in his core. The moment Beauty realized that beyond all the aggression and ugliness on the surface, there was beauty and joy inside of him, her attitude and reactions changed towards the Beast. On the outside nothing had changed, Gaston was still the angry ugly Beast, but now Beauty had seen something, taking time to know her host, she realized he wasn’t who she taught she was and something changed for her.

There are different quotes about time. Time, they say will tell. Time heal all wounds. Time changes things and etc. It could be difficult to define time which echoes how physics define time as ‘what the clock reads’. Albert Einstein in his opinion says time is an illusion, a dividing line between the past, the present and future events.

Thinking about the story of Beauty and the Beast, one of the most important lesson I learnt that I want to share today is this principle of time, of how time is effective and can be maximized in three different areas of our lives.

Time in knowing other people

In life, we are faced with people that represent the Beast, your boss, your spouse or an annoying neighbor. It doesn’t really matter who the person is, but the principle is the same, it takes time to know anybody, no matter who they are.

In its simplest form and from the story of Beauty and the Beast, time is all that is needed to know an individual. Time helps to reveal the true core of a person which gives an in-depth knowledge of them which helps you to decide to love or not. That beastly facade could hide a kind and sensitive core. In the world today, everyone is afraid of being seen as weak and gentle, so we all hide behind that stern look, harsh words, hard demeanour to portrait who we want people to see us as. Bottom line is, never assume anything. Like it is said, nothing is truly what it appears to be. Only time would tell!

Time in professional experience

Professionally speaking, time is how you garner experience. The difference between a fresh school graduate and a consultant is time. One has invested time and energy over the years to become world sought after. Every one of us have hopes and aspirations to become the best at our careers, make lots of money and sit among the high and mighty but only a few of us want to sow time. There is no growth without an investment and to reap professionalism and command respect in your circle, you must spend time to read, listen, work, learn, re-learn. In order words, you must invest time to perfecting your art.

Time in maximizing opportunities

At the macro level, opportunities come to those who prepare. To prepare, timing is a big factor. The timing have to be just right for that big opportunity to yield its full benefit. Opportunity plus preparation equals success but preparation cannot take place absent of time and by allowing time, we are also able to know whether an opportunity is good for you or not.

In conclusion, in every aspect of life, understanding the factor of time is absolutely important and one must be patient in every endeavour to get the best of it.

For more details, you can contact the BPE team @ www.solomonempire.com or download BPE tool app on google play store.

To be a member of the BPE team of Solomon’s Empire, kindly send a mail to bpe@solomonempire.com

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST- A METAPHOR FOR TIME IN RELATIONSHIPS

Happy new week friends,

I look forward to sharing with you Brilliant and Excellent tips for attaining your goals, fulfilling your Purpose and making the world a better place.

Beauty and the Beast is one cartoon that we are all familiar with in some way. The story line is such that a young beautiful girl, Belle embarked on a trip to save her father from a hideous Beast named Gaston. This Beast however was not always a Beast, at some point in his life, he was a handsome prince, cursed by an old witch who turned him to a hideous Beast. Now Beauty does not know the history of the Beast, she did not know that he wasn’t born a Beast, Beauty did not know that he was once a handsome prince with loyal servants and a vibrant kingdom. All that Beauty knows is the present; a hideous Beast with very bad attitude and a anger that erupts very quick.

The story line took a turn when Beauty became patient with Gaston and went on a journey of discovery, finding out from the characters in the house, the kind of person he was, why he was always angry and sad at the same time. The best part of the movie was when Beauty realized who Gaston was in his core. The moment Beauty realized that beyond all the aggression and ugliness on the surface, there was beauty and joy inside of him, her attitude and reactions changed towards the Beast. On the outside nothing had changed, Gaston was still the angry ugly Beast, but now Beauty had seen something, taking time to know her host, she realized he wasn’t who she taught she was and something changed for her.

There are different quotes about time. Time, they say will tell. Time heal all wounds. Time changes things and etc. It could be difficult to define time which echoes how physics define time as ‘what the clock reads’. Albert Einstein in his opinion says time is an illusion, a dividing line between the past, the present and future events.

Thinking about the story of Beauty and the Beast, one of the most important lesson I learnt that I want to share today is this principle of time, of how time is effective and can be maximized in three different areas of our lives.

Time in knowing other people

In life, we are faced with people that represent the Beast, your boss, your spouse or an annoying neighbor. It doesn’t really matter who the person is, but the principle is the same, it takes time to know anybody, no matter who they are.

In its simplest form and from the story of Beauty and the Beast, time is all that is needed to know an individual. Time helps to reveal the true core of a person which gives an in-depth knowledge of them which helps you to decide to love or not. That beastly facade could hide a kind and sensitive core. In the world today, everyone is afraid of being seen as weak and gentle, so we all hide behind that stern look, harsh words, hard demeanour to portrait who we want people to see us as. Bottom line is, never assume anything. Like it is said, nothing is truly what it appears to be. Only time would tell!

Time in professional experience

Professionally speaking, time is how you garner experience. The difference between a fresh school graduate and a consultant is time. One has invested time and energy over the years to become world sought after. Every one of us have hopes and aspirations to become the best at our careers, make lots of money and sit among the high and mighty but only a few of us want to sow time. There is no growth without an investment and to reap professionalism and command respect in your circle, you must spend time to read, listen, work, learn, re-learn. In order words, you must invest time to perfecting your art.

Time in maximizing opportunities

At the macro level, opportunities come to those who prepare. To prepare, timing is a big factor. The timing have to be just right for that big opportunity to yield its full benefit. Opportunity plus preparation equals success but preparation cannot take place absent of time and by allowing time, we are also able to know whether an opportunity is good for you or not.

In conclusion, in every aspect of life, understanding the factor of time is absolutely important and one must be patient in every endeavour to get the best of it.

For more details, you can contact the BPE team @ www.solomonempire.com or download BPE tool app on google play store.

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BRAND ATTITUDE

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“Not many people knew Mark Zuckerberg before Facebook until you reach a point where you are regarded as successful, an expert, or as a pro, you may have to go through the better part of the journey alone.” D.O.K

In one of our previous articles, we discussed how to build a personal brand, but this particular piece will explain the essence of having the right brand attitude. Many times we are familiar with organization brands. If I mention Apple, you immediately know what they do and who they are. The personal brand works the same way, except that it is about an individual and not a corporate brand.

Personal branding is the way you promote yourself to the world. It is a daily unveiling of your personal values and what you stand for. The Promotion of the combination of your skills, ability, and talent to the world. It is the unique combination of your skills and experiences that the world sees in you whenever you are represented. It is also the reflection of your conducts, behavior, words and attitude.

The Journey of building a brand

This journey is a process, this process doesn’t come easy. On your way to building a successful brand, nobody may know you. In fact, your work may never be acknowledged by anyone. You may even be looked upon as a time waster who doesn’t know what he’s doing.  Be encouraged. Everyone who has made something tangible with themselves has a story of rejection to tell, it never came easy. As a matter of fact, your story of success will not be worthwhile if there was no experience for which you have risen.

Not many people knew Mark Zuckerberg before Facebook. Until you reach a point where you are regarded as a successful expert, or as a pro, you may have to go through the rough part of the journey alone.

Once you reach the point of being an expert or a pro, the point where you have built your personal brand up to a credible level, you become a sought after.

Tiger Wood is a perfect example, the moment he began to record monumental success in his career as a golfer, he began to receive endorsement opportunities from many brands. He became a sought after, he became everybody’s game man.

Your Brand and Your Attitude

It is impossible to talk about personal brand and not talk about attitude. In developing a brand, it is very important to watch your attitude. Your personal brand is not complete without the right attitude to go with it. Tiger got so much endorsement from relevant companies. The partnership blossomed for a decade until his scandal, he lost his endorsements to a large extent.

In other instances, wrong approaches towards life and people, addiction or unpleasant demeanor could tarnish your brand image. Your brand attitude determines your place, pace, and end of your race.

 It is s a daily routine

Working on building your personal brand as well as expressing a brand attitude is a work daily, a conscious continuous daily work. As you focus on the uniqueness of your brand, your attitude will emerge. Don’t shrink back from being who you are, instead, consciously correct any wrong attitude that you may observe in yourself.

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MINDFULNESS

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I sat down and searched my thoughts on today’s article but my mind was quite blank as I have not been mindful to my thoughts and intentions for some days.

What does it mean to be mindful?

Wikipedia defines mindfulness as the process of bringing one’s attention to experiences occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and through other training. It means that for every present action, you are consciously aware of yourself, your intentions, your environmental. Mindfulness is a practice of intentionally paying attention. Paying focus and deliberate attention to a thought or task.

I wrote sometimes last year on the difference in the picture quality of a professional photographer and any other person using the camera. The intention and mindfulness of the act of photography make the quality different. They may use the same camera and take the picture in the same location and same time of the day but you will be able to differentiate between the pictures from a professional photographer and that of someone who’s just taking random pictures.

It is very important to know why you focus and pay attention to certain things at the cost of others. Our underlying intentions behind our behaviors are vital in creating outcomes and consequences results.

We need to learn that intention shapes the nature of the whole action itself. The intention itself strongly influences your moment-by-moment experience and state of mind.  Acting with intention allows you to be purposeful, directed, and true to your values and committed to your goals. Acting without intention in the present moment is acting without being mindful, reacting to internal and external cues. It is acting while blindfolded.

What are your intentions for today? How would you like to behave today to act in accordance with your true values, your goals for the future, and your vision of your future self? As you go through the day, take a moment to pause and reflect upon how each behavioral choice that you are making throughout the day is being guided by your intentions. If you notice that you have acted carelessly (i.e., without being mindful), take notice of this and use it as an opportunity to consciously set your desired intention.

Why be mindful?

There are several benefits of being mindful, according to Harvard help guide, Mindfulness can improve emotional and physical well-being. It can dramatically improve a person’s state of mind as well as relieve stress and anxiety.

Because being mindful is an act of being intentional, it is a skill that can be transferred to other areas of life. You can be mindful of your health, the food you eat, your attitude, the way and manner you relate with other people. All of this general contribute to improving the quality of your life.

Every day, you have the power to choose to act with conscious awareness, driven by pure intention or to act in a fog, driven by impulses and reactive to environmental stimuli.  Use today as an opportunity to mindfully get in the driver’s seat and deliberately set your course towards your true goals and aspirations.

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Let’s take inventory of the 1st Quarter, 2019.

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As commuters, the pace at which we ply a particular road is determined by what is chasing us or what we are chasing. In essence, we can ply the same road ten times a day all at different speed depending on what we are trying to achieve or a timeline we have to meet. We all are the commuters, the road is the journey of life and the years that fill it, the chase is the goals we make, the resolution we desire, the dreams we aspire to.

While we have lived several years with the same number of days and months, its almost a normal thing to set new goals at the beginning of every year. Those goals that we set is that thing that we are chasing or is chasing us as the year roll out. Without it, plying the road of life will have no excitement, no joy, no speed. Meeting our goals and setting new ones fuels the energy and excitement for greater accomplishment in life. As we enter into the second half of the year, the question we should ask ourselves is, how have I been chasing my goals.

In meeting our goals, we need to periodically take inventory of our lives and determine areas of knowledge in which we are weak. Identify teachers, websites, books, video series—anything that will help us learn. By doing so, we take responsibility for our lives and also the lives of other people and properties entrusted to us.

We cannot achieve anything substantial if we are ignorant of our times, blind to the trends and oblivious to the basic knowledge that allows us to make greater achievements. We must be informed about the law, health, science, economics, politics, and technology.

We also shouldn’t be without the benefits of literature and poetry, of good novels and stirring stories, all of which make us more relevant and more effective.

The truth is that men who aspire to be genuine men and serve well have no choice: they must devote themselves to an aggressive program of self-education, self-encouragement, and self-motivation. They have to read books, stay current with websites and periodicals, consult experts, and put themselves in a position to know.

We should not be too proud to use books like accounting for Dummies or The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Accounting. Series like these are wonderfully helpful and get us the knowledge we need. Don’t be ashamed.

If we are not consciously taking inventory, we can lose sight of where we are going, the progress we make daily and how much effort to put it or whether it’s time to relax and celebrate. There is no successful venture that does not take inventory, it is the backbone of any major decision. This June, as we enter into the second quarter of the year, it’s a good time to sit and make that analysis. By so doing, the rest of the year will be lived more purposefully.

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Are you proud of your achievements?

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While growing up, I remember times I took things without permission just to satisfy my urge or running off to play ball with other kids without the approval of my guardians even when homework was still pending.

Fast forward to when I started working, I remember the days I went off work without permission or by calling in sick and getting a doctor’s report to back up my claims just to get rest days whenever I wanted or didn’t just feel like being at work.

In all the cases mentioned above, though I still achieved whatever I wanted at that point in time, but the truth of the matter is; there is a kind of satisfaction derived when I get the right approvals in any of the three cases mentioned. Either approval to visit a friend, or approval to stay off work, I tend to achieve a lot without any form of tension or consequences for my actions.

Though I still got to do what I wanted but it’s not the same feeling. One always comes with a feeling of security and love while the latter is always accompanied by some level of guilt, shame and regrets.

In all my years of experience, I can testify that it is one thing to be successful and have a line-up of achievements that were acquired through honest, hardworking means or any of such category. It is another to look back over the years and not have one trustworthy legacy to leave by. These things happen in politics, education and even religious houses.

The question then is, how much of your achievements are you proud of?

Each of us need to understand the satisfaction derived from value based achievements. There are no shortcuts to success. Our children need to hear it and grow with the mindset that they can have whatever they desire if they are willing to put in the WORK. They can be great ambassadors , respected and widely acclaimed, and don’t need to pay their way to get there. Nothing built through crooked means lasts forever. Young and old alike, need to develop value systems built around honesty, innovation, and hard-work. That’s when you can defend your achievements and leave a great legacy behind.

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We become what we do

What we do repeatedly, we eventually become (D.O.K)

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For so many years, I had bad results whenever we host the community tennis tournament despite the fact that I practice so hard few weeks to the tournament.

Then I decided to talk to a coach who advised me play minimum 5 times in a week and apply the 10,000 hours theory.  I took to his advice and the result is ; I do not have to practice hard weeks before tournament to win competitions because the game is now part of me. 

Humans are the sum total of habits. What we do consistently is not far from who we become in character and value. That’s why we actually get better at a skill that we practice over and over, it moves from becoming what you do to who you are. Ask a skilled person what he does and he replies, “I AM a Footballer”, or “I AM a Psychologist”.

CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY TO GROWTH

The 10,000-hour rule

Malcolm Gladwell explains in his book The Outliers, that to achieve Mastery or to become World-class in any field, you must have put in 10,000 hours of consistent practice. Great extraordinary success comes from spending lots of time mastering your craft, nothing else.

WHAT YOU DO BECOMES AN HABIT

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit —Aristotle

To initiate excellence, it starts with making it a habit. You’ll make anything a habit if you do it repeatedly, consistently. This means paying attention to details, always striving to do the best that you can in any situation and being a better version of yourself daily. You’ll develop a skill for the things you do often. Choose what they are wisely, and watch yourself grow in leap and bounds. Think about it, what you are today is a

It sounds like a lot of work and yes it is, but only at first and then it becomes who you are.

WHAT YOU DO CHANGES THINGS

There is honor in a life lived with achieved dreams and fulfilled expectations. There is nothing admirable in a life filled with ‘I wish I could have done that…’ experiences. If you have dreams and goal of being something great, it starts from taking small baby steps. It is action- what you do, that changes things not what you wish you did or could have done.

The decision to act— to do something is what determines all great accomplishments.

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THE RIGHT LEGACY

“Legacy is not leaving something for people. It’s leaving something in people.”

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Going through one of the lessons in the YouVersion with a group of friends, I discovered the dire need of living a legacy behind. According to the writer, Gregg Matte, he mentioned that the most popular form of graffiti in the United States is ‘I was here, I made a difference, there was a man…’

Making a legacy is about making a difference, a good difference. Building a powerful legacy is all about sustainability. The difference you decide to make will not count if it is not sustainable. Imagine Mary Slessor, successfully stopping the killing of twins while she was alive but the practise continued as soon as she died. Although she would have made a really good difference with her life but it wouldn’t counted as meaningful.

Legacy is not about just being known and famous and amassing a large number of followers, it’s about what happens after your are gone. Social media can be used as a tool for making a good difference because your voice can be heard in many part of the world. Every minute of every day, the decisions you make all adds up to your legacy and ultimately reflect your values.

What legacy do you want to create?

Creating a long lasting, powerful legacy doesn’t happen by accident, it involves careful thoughts as well as asking yourself the right questions.

  1. What message do I consider most valuable that I want to use my life and my voice to speak about to the world.
  2. If I only had ten more years to live, what things would I consider priority, what values would I not take for granted?
  3. What would I rather that people say about my life when I’m no more.

What prevents us from laying a right legacy?

Greed is one of the barriers to building a legacy. We rather invest our resources, time and money into unsustainable wealth. Selfishness also diverts a good project for personal gains. Selfishness is difficult to give back because it is always thinking of self. Selfishness cannot achieve a legacy worth anything meaningful.

So many us also do not have the big picture in mind and as such they are only willing to invest in what can last them in their life time. They are not opened to opportunities and partnership that brings sustainable wealth and leaves a good legacy.

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Self- awareness

Happy new week friends,

I look forward to sharing with you Brilliant and Excellent tips for attaining your goals, fulfilling your Purpose and making the world a better place.

Self-awareness is an attribute of emotional intelligence, it is a conscious knowledge of own character and feelings. This conscious knowledge is absolutely important if one is to succeed and live a life of true value. The self-awareness and understanding of who you are is key to defining and fulfilling a purpose. Self-awareness allows you to track your emotions, your feelings, your thoughts, and your behavior, it allows for introspection.

Introspection is the ability to reflect and control. Self-awareness gives you this advantage because when you know yourself well and you hold on to dreams that are aligned to your true nature, the perfect opportunities come knocking on your door. Perhaps those opportunities are always there, whatever the case when we tap into the potential that they offer with confidence, they enable us to find new ways to succeed and be happy.

Without self-awareness, the perfect opportunities can come along and pass by because we were not conscious of them. Whatever you are conscious of, you see often. If you become conscious of a yellow Toyota Camry, you begin to notice yellow Toyota Camry on the road more often. If you become conscious of getting a new degree, you begin to notice young people graduating, or you begin to notice the pop-up ad on getting a new online degree. Whatever you are conscious of, you see more. Therefore, to see the perfect opportunities, you need to be more self-aware.

There’s unlimited power expressed when you understand the value of self-awareness. That confidence comes from within and is expressed through posture, vocal tonality, and the passion that energizes and vitalizes our concepts.

Having self-awareness allows you to take control of your life and make the changes the want without feeling like you’re being trapped in a maze. Self-awareness helps you to find answers to your deepest troubles.

MEDITATION AND SELF AWARENESS

Self-awareness increases with meditation. By quieting our busy mind and environment, one is able to simply focus on what is essential and find the answers that lie within you. The result of meditation impacts every aspect of our life and makes us feel whole and complete.

Here are some ways to practice meditation:

  1. Stay quiet and alert
  2. Eliminate distractions
  3. Focus on yourself, your mind, your thoughts…
  4. Keep track of your wandering thoughts.
  5. Introduce fresh and new idea and focus on integrating them
  6. Make confessions/ positive affirmations.

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