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What’s Your One Kick?

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As we start a new year, we come up with things we need to achieve…goals, targets and the very popular  “New Year’s Resolution”. While it is highly recommended to have goals and resolutions, we can easily get swamped and have all our efforts diluted. That in fact, is the key to an average life. No one becomes exceptional by doing many things averagely.

What is the one thing you can be exceptional at? Find it and zero in on it. That’s the key to an exceptional life.

Growing up, one of my favourite actors was Bruce Lee. Apart from being a great actor, Bruce Lee was also an accomplished martial artist. I recently came across a quote from him that nailed this point: “I fear not the man that has practiced 1,000 different kicks one time. I fear the man who has practiced 1 kick 1,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

So the question is, what’s your one kick? …focus and practice it “1,000 times” instead of practicing so many “kicks” a few times.

What’s that one kick? Do all you can to find that one kick, then give your all to it! Practice it 1,000 times over and over…and even Bruce Lee will fear you 🙂

Does this resonate? Share your thoughts…

 

40 Things I’ve Learnt In 40 Years – Part 3

In Parts 1 & 2 I shared 16 of the 40. Here I will be sharing the next 8.

You can get Part 1 here: 40 Things I’ve Learnt In 40 Years – Part 1

…and Part 2 here: 40 Things I’ve Learnt In 40 Years – Part 2

#17: Since you must think… Think BIG.

I’ve learnt that not many people think for themselves. That’s one thing we are too happy to outsource. However, if you are going to make your life count, you have to think for yourself…and while you’re at it, you can as well think BIG. As you think, so you are. Someone puts it this way: “the only difference between building a $500K dollar business vs. $10M is deciding. It’s that simple.” -@danmartell. You have to think…why not just think BIG. Continue Reading…

40 Things I’ve Learnt In 40 Years – Part 1

40th-birthdayThis is the first part of a new blog series titled “40 Things I’ve Learnt In 40 Years”. I became 40 years old a few days ago. Thanks 🙂 . For some reason, I have been doing a lot of introspection. So I’ve come up with 40 of the things that I’ve learnt in 40 years. I’ve definitely learnt more than 40 things (hopefully) …but these are the ones I’m sharing. I’m shooting randomly, not in any particular order…so here’s the first 8:

#1: Silent Gratitude Is Of No Use To Anyone.

If you are grateful say it! I’ve learnt that people can’t read my mind. There are people I wish I could have been more grateful to but are not alive anymore. So, you appreciate that gesture? Say it! You like your wives hair? Tell her! You feel privileged to be loved by God? Tell Him! It is said that “your gratitude determines your altitude”. It’s impossible to be thankful and be grounded. So open you mouth and say it!

#2: A Good Name Is Still Better Than Silver & Gold.

With many people rushing to get ahead at all cost. Sacrificing their conscience for convenience. Telling themselves that “The end justifies the means”. I have come to realize that a good name is still better than silver and gold. Of a truth, a good name can guarantee silver and gold. Continue Reading…

Competence

Incompetence is the bane of a lot of individuals & institutions. Incompetent businesses, incompetent governments, incompetent husbands/wives, incompetent leaders, incompetent doctors, incompetent pastors, incompetent students… etc…

Competence is indispensable in order for you to fulfill your destiny. The fact that God has a great future planned for you is no guarantee that you will fulfill His plan for your life. I have seen a lot of people with huge potential rot due to incompetence. I have seen nations with mammoth sized resources and potential decay due to incompetence.

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Vision

One of the key essentials of leadership is vision. In fact without vision, there can be no leadership. You can occupy a leadership position, but without a vision you are incapable of really leading.

Everyone is a leader in one capacity or the other. As the father/husband what is your vision for your family?…as the mother/wife, what is your vision for your husband/children?…what is your vision for your business/career?…what is the vision for your life?

Let me share a few thoughts on vision: Continue Reading…

Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley (Part 5)

Here we are at the final (5th) essential for those who will shape the future (snippets from Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley). The book is a must have for serious leaders.

CHARACTER

  • Character is not essential to leadership…but character is what makes you a leader worth following Continue Reading…

Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley (Part 4)

With all the positive feedbacks I’ve gotten from posting snippets from this book (Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley), I’m sure more and more people are getting their copies of the book. You can get yours HERE.

COACHING

  • Face it, you are not as good a you could be. So, what are you going to do about it?
  • You can maximize your leadership potential by getting a coach… or two. Continue Reading…

Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley (Part 3)

This week we’ll continue to share snippets from Next Generation Leader – Five Essentials For Those Who Will Shape The Future by Andy Stanley. Again, I recommend this book to everyone! (You can order it from Amazon – Click the book image on the right).

Last time we shared on COURAGE, today we’ll be sharing on CLARITY. Here goes…

  • Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away.
  • The only thing we can be certain about is the past. Continue Reading…

Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley (Part 2)

Let me start by saying “thank you” to everyone that commented on & “liked” my last post: “One-on-One with daddy Adeboye“.

A few weeks ago, we began to share snippets from one of the books I’m currently reading (yes, I’m a slow reader… I know 🙂 ) : Next Generation Leader – Five Essentials For Those Who Will Shape The Future by Andy Stanley. Again, I recommend this book to everyone! (You can order it from Amazon – Click the book image on the right).

Last time we shared on COMPETENCE, today we’ll be sharing on COURAGE.

COURAGE

  • “Only those leaders who act boldly in times of crisis and change are willingly followed” -Jim Kouzes Continue Reading…

Next Generation Leader by Andy Stanley (Part 1)

I like books. I love great books. Sometimes I wish I love reading as much as I love books. The truth is that it’s sometimes a struggle to read or finish reading a book… I get distracted easily.

However, my commitment to reading has helped my struggle. In my quest, I discovered that I do a better job at reading when I read 3 – 4 books at the same time. When I get Continue Reading…