Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The 3 Types of People You Need in Your Life

The 3 Types of People You Need in Your Life

T.D. Jakes on the personal relationships that can make or break your professional success
June 28, 2017
Do your personal relationships affect your potential for professional success? Does your home life impact your ability to be a good leader?
“Let’s say this. I’m not sure that a good home is an asset, but I’m sure that a bad home is a liability,” Bishop T.D. Jakes says with a chuckle.
Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House Church in Dallas and founder of TDJ Enterprises, says a stable personal and home life become more and more important as you grow professionally.
“Lambs give birth in calm places,” he says. “And if you’re going to birth great ideas, you need calmness, the serenity of having something stable to balance having everything not stable.”
“At the end of the day, I’m not necessarily smarter at work because things are going good at home, but when things are going bad at home, I’m a lot more distracted. I’m a lot more disheveled. I’m not present in the moment because a part of me is still grappling with what’s going on at the house.”

Find a balance.

Jakes says the balance of healthy personal relationships—whether at home or in your social support—is critical in maintaining your mental health, as well as your professional potential.
“At work, you are defined by what you do. At home, you are loved for who you are,” he says. “Who you are will always outgun what you do. If you don’t have that balance, you’ll get consumed with what you do and lose sight of who you are. And what you do will eat up who you are—until all you are is what you do. And that’s where depression and suicide begin to cave in on you because balance in greatness is absolutely critical. The higher you go at anything, the more deeply you have to be rooted in something or you lose your balance. I don’t care who you are.”
Jakes says you have to be intentional about that balance and work to create it. The bigger you get as a company or an organization, the harder you have to work at home to get that balance or everything you’ve worked all your life to build will turn around and devour you.
“Some of the brightest light we’ve seen like the Michael Jacksons, the Whitney Houstons, the people who do the most amazing things in entertainment—and entertainment is my world outside of faith—often fall on their sword and die because it is hard to compete with a big life if you’ve got a small home,” he says. “And that’s also true of executives and corporate leaders and politicians.”
Jakes says if you lack that balance—that stable support outside of your professional endeavors—you’ll do something to make up for the deficit. And that something is likely to be detrimental to you both personally and professionally.
The more successful you are, the more vulnerable you are to that something you do,” he says.
Beyond sending leaders this message, Jakes says it’s important for their families and friends to understand this concept as well: “They must understand that a voluminous person needs voluminous love. You can’t be voluminous over here and be minuscule over there. If you are big here, you are big there. And the bigger you get in one place, the bigger that other part of your life has to be to balance that life. That, my friend, is the truth.”

Stay in the triangle.

The imbalance of your personal and professional life, Jakes says, can kill you. He teaches leaders to surround themselves with three different types of people who keep you balanced.

1. People who need you.

These people give you purpose. Jakes says to think about how we value a product: “What good is a product if nobody needs it? Need determines value. Supply and demand.” It’s important to have people who drive you to work hard, achieve and be consistent. These are people you help, people you train or teach and people you lead.

2. People who feed you.

Just as there is a demand, there must also be a supply. “If you have a certain amount of people in your life who need you, you must have a certain amount of people in your life who feed you,” he says. “Because if you only have people who need you and nobody who feeds you, pretty soon you’re going to go bankrupt and self-implode because none of us are infinite. The flow of what feeds you has to be commensurate to the flow of what needs you. You’ve got to have both.” These people are mentors, loved ones, faith leaders, and others whom you can lean on and learn from.

3. People who want to keep you.

Jakes says there’s a third category that most people overlook, being just as important to your well-being as the people who need or feed you: the people you enjoy and who enjoy you. “They’re just crazy and fun to be with, you know? I’ve got some friends who I’m not going to learn a dadgum thing from—they’re just crazier than all get out. We’re going to talk about some things I hope nobody is recording and we’re just going to act a fool. It’s like going to Hawaii to go to lunch with somebody like that. You might not get to Hawaii, but if you could get to your crazy friend, you’re on the beach and your mind gets a rest. It is neither being drained nor fed. It’s a type of rest for you.”
Jakes says as a leader, you must live in the middle of that trinity of influencers to stay healthy, happy and productive: “Every great person and every person who inspires greatness must live in that prism of those three influences."

7 Ways to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

7 Ways to Turn Your Dreams Into Reality

When our dreams collide with reality, reality wins!
June 27, 2017
Dreams without action is a world of make believe. Consider the following.
  • 96 percent of college professors believe they have above average teaching skills.
  • 50 percent of high school students believe they will attend law school, medical school or grad school.
  • Time magazine asked in a survey, “Are you in the top 1% of wage earners?” Nineteen percent said yes! And 36 percent expected to be.
A dream without a plan is soon exposed.

“When the tide goes out, you discover who’s been swimming naked.” —Warren Buffet

John Kotter has said there are two kinds of people in the world: those who accept their life, and those who lead their life. Some people just get up, look at their life and hope something good will happen. The successful person says:
The obvious lesson? The key to transforming dreams into reality is to set goals that can be broken down into doable steps.

“The secret to change is one step at a time.” —Mark Twain

Is there a gap between what you know or the skills you have, and the information or the skills you need to actualize your dream? These seven steps will help.

1. Start with the end in mind.

Determine your goals and ask yourself: Where do I want to be next year? What do I need to do to accomplish these goals? Your answers instantly become your learning agenda.

2. Assess the skills or knowledge you’ll need.

Some goals won’t require new skills or knowledge, but others will. What specific skills are needed to make your dream(s) come true? What skill that you already possess would you like to improve by 25 percent within the next year?

3. Explore the best sources.

Is it going back to school? Enrolling in a training course offered by your employer? Developing a relationship with mentors and/or co-workers who can teach you skills or give you insights? Look for that optimal source for every skill you decide you need to learn.

4. Create your learning agenda.

You now have the information, so start creating your learning plan. It should lay out the skills and knowledge you need to acquire. It should include a timeline of where and when you will go about it. And it should be in writing, on no more than one page. It’s too easy to lose your “ball” in the weeds.

5. Begin with the most important.

Don’t start with the hardest or the easiest. What is the most important thing you can do right now? Evaluate and then rank them according to value. Enroll your action plan into M.I.T. (Most Important Thing).

6. Get moving.

Execute. What is your W.O.W. (Within One Week)? What step will you commit to this next week?
And of the utmost importance….

7. Identify your limiting beliefs.

We all have them. When you identify them, they begin to lose their power. Don’t doubt your dream.
  • I’m too young.
  • I’m too old.
  • I don’t have the time.
  • I don’t have the money.
  • I never follow through.
  • Someday I’ll…
Every time you do something you didn’t think you could do, your confidence is built. Action leads to confidence more than confidence leads to action.

Confidence = Positive Self-Regard + Competence

One without the other will not equate to confidence. You need to build on both. And it’s not an overnighter. It’s day in and day out—building one day at a time.
You can choose what you will believe, and it will shift your mindset to be clear on the action you will take. I am not talking about clicking your heels together, like Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz, saying I believe… I believe. I’m talking about putting a stake in the ground and making claim to your life.
These steps will become part of your Doubt-Removal System. This will shift your mindset, and this action will deal with your limiting beliefs.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

What can Certified management consultants do for you?

In business, sometimes situations arise that fall outside of the ordinary.

 When these crises occur, you need someone who immediately grasps

 the problem, and who will work with you to solve it. The Certified Management

 Consultant (CMC) designation is the mark conferred upon professional 


CMCs are independent, objective, and able to get past an organization’s
 ‘self-diagnosed’ problems. They help clients identify the underlying root 
causes to develop realistic solutions that positively impact the organization. 
To ensure a professional engagement, CMCs follow a proven consulting 
process, that ensures no stone is left unturned, and all options are 

Our certified members assess your situation, and work with you to evaluate 
options, develop recommendations, and implement solutions. CMCs
 recognize that change in one area may impact another. They know
 that every project involves change and they are skilled to help you 
confidently lead this change in your organization.
CMCs help augment your organization’s horsepower - for however short
 a timeis required. This makes CMCs less costly to engage than 
a full-time employee, and allows your own people to focus on their main 
responsibilities.CMCs maintain a higher level of professionalism - this is one 
of the greatestassets of the designation, and is the prerequisite for trusting 
someone enoughto accept them into your business. 

The CMC is your guaranteethat certified consultants have met a 
comprehensive competencyprofile that ensuresanyone who holds the designation has a high 
level of proficiencyin nine areas of skill.

5 Lessons Learned Growing My Business From Getting By to Getting Rich

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I've been an entrepreneur since I was 19 years old. My first business was a vacation-relief service for independent vendors. It started with just myself but grew very quickly. By year two, I had six employees, operated in three states, and the business generated half-a-million dollars a year. I sold that business in 2012 to run my second business. Today, I operate a global lifestyle business. I'm the author of four books that have sold over 100,000 copies, I get paid to write for various publications, I sell digital information products, and I travel to 30 plus countries a year to consult large multinational corporations on digital marketing. I'm currently in Asia on a five-country consulting tour. 
I started each business making around $5,000 a month and grew them to $500,000 a year. It took a lot of hard work, failure, beating limiting beliefs and strategy to get here. There were many times when giving up felt easier than dealing with difficult circumstances. I pushed through and now get to travel the world doing what I love for a living. There were five important lessons that helped me grow these two businesses. If you are stuck at a certain income level in your business, see how these lessons can be applied to what you do. 

1. Social media is not enough.

Everywhere you look, you're told that social media marketing is the key to your business' marketing efforts. There's no denying the power of social media, but it isn't the only way you market your business. The organic reach of social media is low and the algorithms keep changing. All of the social media platforms are now publicly traded companies that generate profits for their shareholders by charging you for more reach. Social media marketing is a great part of a diverse marketing plan. It isn't the end all be all. 
When I realized that I needed more than social media, I was able to put together a comprehensive marketing plan that grew my potential customer base. This plan involved getting interviewed on podcasts, writing for large authority publications (such as this one), paying for ads, and getting exposure through speaking and consulting gigs. The combined strategy took my business' email list from 3,000 to over 50,000. That, in turn, led to explosive revenue growth.

2. Low-tier pricing only brings problems.

I kept my prices too low for too long in both businesses. My thought was that I could get more customers but the lower prices attracted clients who weren't a good fit, so I worked very hard for not-a-lot-of money. There are a lot of articles about the kind of clients you attract with higher pricing. You have probably experienced this in your business. You work less for more money, you attract high-end clients and you get paid by the value you provide. The reality is that the lower end pricing will attract customers who aren't satisfied and will always ask for more. It will create unnecessary headaches.

3. Ignore almost everyone.

There will be a lot of opinions and endless advice about how you should grow your business. Gurus, coaches, targeted advertising, family members, friends and more will tell you what they think will help you. Sometimes it will, but a lot of times you'll let it come in one ear and go right out the other. 
As an entrepreneur, you have to figure out what makes sense for your business. Don't ignore everyone all the time, but ignore advice that distracts you. Don't ever let anyone convince you of what's possible for your life and business. "Impossible" may be in their vocabulary, but it doesn't have to be in yours.

4. Forget motivation, just do the work.

Motivation comes and goes. Some days you'll feel like working, other days you'll feel like binge-watching Netflix. There are ways to get the motivation back but you can do the work that it takes to build your business without it. You can sit down, put together a schedule/to-do list and start completing tasks, no matter how you feel. Focus on your journey. There are a lot of roads and all kinds of people screaming at you to follow them. They will ultimately be a distraction. Put your head down and focus on the work that gets you closer to your biggest business goals.

5. Go after bigger opportunities. 

I was a high school dropout who dreamed of owning a business that involved more than me killing my body every day. I was afraid that I wasn't good enough to write, speak and consult at companies. When I let go of my limiting beliefs, I could see what it would take to make my goals a reality. Today, my life and business are surreal. 
There are so many things that happen to us as we grow up that affect what we think is possible for us. You have to let go of those beliefs. Open your eyes to the bigger opportunities that are possible if you put a plan in place and take action. To grow, you have to set huge goals and go after what feels impossible. If you want to get to that next income level, you have to go after higher-end clients, large corporations, get more exposure, and don't limit your thinking. That's where the magic happens.
I don't know what your income goals are but I do know they're possible. Today's tools and technology have opened the doors for entrepreneurs. Money is not the most important part of life or business but having financial freedom is. Not worrying about how you're going to pay your bills and feed your family is crucial. Take control and get focused. Spend some time this week giving your business an honest evaluation and get to work

8 Things Interviewers Look for During an Interview But They Didn't Tell You

The Most Common Questions on an Interviewer’s Mind

So you’re in the interview and answering all the questions as thoroughly and informatively as you can. But what untold questions are going on in the interviewer’s mind? What are they looking for behind your answers? Here is a list of 8 common thoughts an interviewer has when meeting a potential employee.

1. Do You Actually Answer the Questions I Ask?

It’s always recommended to prep on common interview questions and rehearsing how you would answer them, but the danger with this is you can regurgitate an answer you’ve thought about, trying to make it fit the question. In the process you may not really be giving an answer they are looking for.
The key is to be in the moment when listening to the questions they ask and try to respond naturally and in a conversational tone if possible. Overly-prepared answers can come across as parrot-like and detached so try to connect with the interviewer as much as you can.

2. Do You Have Reasonable Expectations?

All employers want happy employees to create a positive work dynamic so this is why many interviewers will look for signs of how your expectations match up to the job role. If you come across as expecting to progress much more quickly than is viable, they may question whether the role will really suit you.
Entering the interview with as much knowledge of the job role as possible is key to whether you feel you’re a good match for this job and if you’ll be truly happy in it. Be honest with yourself if you feel the job may not rise to your expectations.

3. Are You a Problem Solver?

This is a fine line. While they are looking for examples of how you’ve solved problems in your previous job roles, being over-confident and explaining how you will apply these skills to change the company is a no-no. Remember you’re still only in the interview process and, while you may think it’s showing yourself in a good light, the interviewer may find this a case of trying too hard.

4. Do You Know Who You Are and What You Really Want?

Having a good, flowing interaction in your interview is the ideal scenario. This shows you’re confident in who you are and what you’re wanting from the experience and the role. But usually in our nervousness and over-preparation, our answers can come across as disjointed and this can be seen as a reflection of ourselves.
Don’t try to be someone you’re not. This will be more obvious to the interviewer than you think. Relax and spend some time thinking about how your experiences, qualities and what you can bring to the role reflects your personality.

5. Are You High Maintenance?

Asking too many questions pre-interview or having complaints or concerns may seem to you like you’re taking initiative or showing off your confidence and strong personality, but this can come across as being too high maintenance. No employer wants to feel like they’d be dealing with a potential difficult employee and this may make you lose the chance of the job.
It may seem pedantic but it’s these subtle clues that people can pick up on especially in an interview situation.

6. Are You Showing Me Your Real Self?

Are you telling me the truth or what you want me to hear? This has crossed the minds of many interviewers. Again, over-prepared answers can be easily detected as they are heard over and over again and can come across as being disingenuous. This causes the interviewer to question whether you’re just going through the motions to get the job and whether you really want it.
While you may genuinely be interested in the job, don’t fall into this trap. Spend time thinking of ways to answer the questions to paint a picture of your personal fit for the job rather than bog-standard responses.

7. Would I Like to Work With You on a Daily Basis?

You might be a perfect fit for the job but often the interviewer is looking from a human level to whether you will bring a positive influence to the workplace. Often they will see if you’re a trustworthy person with good work ethics – basically someone they can rely on and not have to constantly monitor and deal with in a negative way.
This is usually picked up through the many different answers you give so make sure you structure your responses in a way that reflects this.

8. What Is Your Body Language Conveying to Me?

When it comes to body language it’s fairly straight forward – don’t slouch, smile, make good eye-contact and don’t fidget too much. However, when we’re in a nervous state we can forget how we’re coming across.
People will always subconsciously pick up on body language both positive and negative. Don’t worry to much about coming across as nervous – most interviewers will expect this to some degree but be aware of your posture and make sure you try to be as natural as possible especially when it comes to smiling. Once you are in this mindset, you are more likely to relax and have a more flowing interview.
When it comes to interviews, the key is to be as natural as possible. Let your personality shine through in a positive way and remember – interviewers are human too – so creating a good-flowing interaction where you try and connect with the other person on a positive level will help go towards bagging that job.

How to Worry Less: 90% of What You Fear Won't Happen

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if? What if it doesn’t work out? What if I’m wasting my time? Everyone will know I failed, and then everyone will hate me. Do any of these debilitating questions sound familiar to you? You’re not alone. Anxiety disorders 1 are on the rise, and unfortunately it’s our own fault. The way that we process information and expectations has taken a negative toll on our mentalities, filling up our heads with disastrous scenarios that will never play out.

Worrying is normal, but not if it’s keeping you up at night.

If nothing phased you at all, then that would be a totally different issue. But many of us torture ourselves with thoughts and scenarios that just aren’t in touch with reality.
Example: You just started a new job as a waitress. You don’t fully know the menu, so you rang in some orders incorrectly. To make things worse, you broke a few plates, and now all of your coworkers are annoyed. After you go home that night, you consider never returning to avoid humiliation. But you need the job, so you go in anyway, bracing yourself for ridicule. Much to your surprise, everyone is pleasant and carrying on as if yesterday’s disasters never happened. No one is mad at you, and they certainly don’t hate you. Now that you know the protocol better, you’re less likely to make those mistakes again. So it’s all good.
My motto: prepare for the worst, but hope for the best. Notice how I didn’t say EXPECT the worst, because then you’re already setting a foundation for negativity. Overly enthusiastic optimism can be unrealistic and annoying, but you need to keep an open mind. Don’t worry about something unless it’s actually happening. Don’t concern yourself with what might be, because it hasn’t happened.

You’re sabotaging yourself by worrying too much.

If you let your fears get the best of you, then it’s going to hold you back. You may pass up opportunities or act irrationally because of what could happen, or you have the wrong idea. Either way, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
Let’s look at this from a romantic perspective. You may lose out on a great relationship because you’re too afraid of getting burned again. Or let’s say you’re already in the relationship, and you become paranoid because you jump to the worst case scenario if they don’t answer their phone for 5 minutes.

People tend to expect disaster because they ignore the probability.

Here are a list of things that probably won’t happen even though you’re scared to death that it will:

Plane crash: Car crashes are way more common

I’ll be honest, when I let the reality sink in that I’m hovering thousands of miles above ground, it is a bit unsettling. I feel so exposed, vulnerable. My sister actually helped to console me on this by pointing out that anytime there is a plane crash, it makes national news. Why? Because it’s so uncommon. There are thousands of people who work to route the airways to ensure that there aren’t any collisions. How many car crashes make the paper? Unless there was a celebrity inside one of the vehicles, not many. That’s because they’re so common. So next time you get freaked out about flying just keep in mind that plane crashes are incredibly rare.

Judgment: The truth is, no one really cares that much

This is a big one. We think that everyone is watching and taking note of our every move. The truth is, no one really cares that much. Not to be harsh, but the fact that you said something offbeat in a conversation three weeks ago is probably never going to come up again. In fact, at the time it may have been humiliating for you. But the people you were speaking to probably snickered, shrugged it off, and forgot about it entirely. So stop worrying. You are your own worst critic, and you’re only shining a spotlight on your own flaws.

Abandonment: By avoiding being abandoned, you probably push people away

Unfortunately this one is a bit deep-seeded and difficult to kick. Generally, if you’ve been abandoned or let down by someone you look up to and respect, it’s going to cause a huge blow to your ego and expectations of others. But you need to realize that not everyone is out to hurt you, and  . In both cases, you’re going to end up alone. So give people a chance to show you that they want to be in your lives. If they don’t, just let them go.

Monday, 26 June 2017

Fundamentals of starting a successful Business from the scratch..

Fundamentals of starting your successful Business from the scratch..

Entrepreneurship is both a way of thinking and of doing. It involves "building something from nothing" and successful entrepreneurs know how to manage and mitigate uncertainty and risk.
The course content is relevant to those individuals thinking about starting a business or who are already in business - large or small, those who are interested in commercialising their own innovations or of others, and those who advise entrepreneurs or engage in policy making in the entrepreneurship area.
1.Know whether you can combine your paid job with starting a new business
2.Know the right time to leave your paid job to be fully committed to doing business
3.Develop an understanding of the nature of entrepreneurship & determine whether you want to be an Entrepreneur with your own business
4.Understand how to identify opportunities (problems), develop creative solutions 
5.Understand the ethical and legitimacy challenges that face entrepreneurs with new ventures
Who Will Benefit From The Course?
1.Aspiring entrepreneurs
4.Senior Managers
In the Light Of Making Money
Course outline 
1.Why do you want to do Business?
2.Common Myths About Entrepreneurs
3.What is Entrepreneurship?
4.Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Management
5.Quick assessment to know whether you are ready to do Business
6.Cost of running a business
7.Legal Requirements for Starting a Business
8.Ethics for Entrepreneurship
9.Writing a Business Plan
10.Market Analysis of your Business
11.Working tools of being an Entrepreneur
12.Foundations of starting a new business
13.Entrepreneurial Sales and Marketing
14.Communicating, negotiating and Resolving Conflict
15.Eight reasons why many Businesses fail.
16.Branding of the business
17.Succeeding as Entrepreneurs in a Struggling Economy or recession
Registration fees :N25,000
Account no 0046996355 Diamond bank;Acct name Seyiloked International limited
Early registration attracts up to 10 percent discount or up to 20percent discount for inviting at least 2 participants

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Dates: Ongoing
Duration: 2 day flexible sessions (10.30am - 1.30pm) (2pm- 5pm) 
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2.One hour Free Business advisory on sustaining a new business
3.Free online media /PR presence in strategic social networks for up to two weeks (Optional)
4.Up to 20 percent discount on our Recruitment exercise and training courses
5.Real-life application and understanding
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