Monday, January 31, 2011
Pebbles are small stones, especially one smooth by erosion.
Every day, week, month and year; as we travel in life we walk into or over rock like pebbles. Someone puts it in these words: “Nobody trips over mountains; it is the small pebbles that make you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.”
Let me share with you an experience I had recently after leaving a dinner my Mount Kilimanjaro expedition supplement partner “Golden Neo-Life Diamite (GNLD)” had invited me to as a special guest of the Vice-President, Africa; Mr. Johan Fourie where I met the Chief Executive Officer of GNLD International; Royer Uys.
Under normal circumstances I won’t take any invite eating into my evening due to the expedition exercise regimen I have been following over the last 3months, so in a bid to honor the event invite I attended and departed immediately afterwards so as to take the exercise schedule for the day.
Upon arrival at the gym that night to my amazement the doors were closed. It then occurred to me as I was walking towards the lifts the instructor and gym may be closed but the staircases are never closed. Immediately I went to change to my exercise gear and started from the ground floor to the topmost floor as it has eight floors. Step by step; slowly I successfully went back and forth five times.
That evening a valuable lesson, experience and the moral of the story was learnt. In life, been pro-active enables us to succeed. Simply by responding to our situation as against reacting, like some would do opened my mind making me see some place within the same building. Guess what? The expedition exercise regimen included climbing up and down staircases which I had never really done for long as I did and also invested good time that day.
I sweated it out on the staircases. Sweat truly is the cologne of accomplishments and small stones or pebbles on our pathway shouldn’t stop us on the pathway
Monday, January 24, 2011
Having a dream is important. Taking time to prepare powerfully pours life into whatever dream you possess.
Sure you are aware am climbing Mount Kilimanjaro only less than 50days time; though have hiked a South African Mountain successfully as a part of the expedition up Kilimanjaro regimen nothing good happens without taking time to prepare.
Preparation is defined in the English dictionary as a preliminary measure that serves to make ready for something or state of having been made ready before hand.
As part of my “preliminary measure serving to make myself ready before hand, had a brand you can “Guaranty, Trust and Assured(GTA)” for life and living endorsed expedition Kilimanjaro one step at a time.
The Executive head(Managing Director-GTAssur) rang my mobile making a long distance call only a day after I successfully hiked a South African mountain.
Many mountains sincerely can, will and must be surmounted this year through preparation a prerequisite towards success. Someone I respect in America a tax consultant Tim Redmond asserts; Proper preparation produces powerful performances.
Spending or investing time in preparing gives strength towards a successful performance. Ever wondered why we perform less on this side of the divide at football, Olympics or reaching the best possible peak? Poor preparation produces poor performances.
Preparation time is never wasted time as it becomes obvious only in time through success a journey you, me, we all need to take everyday every way positively possible.Enjoy your preparation time and definitely you undoubtedly will look back with a broad smile on your face and or the face of your team that the time invested in preparing wasn’t wasted.
With GTAssur endorsing my Mount Kilimanjaro expedition as insurance brand partner raising or hoisting the Nigerian national flag at the top of the highest free standing mountain in the world at 19,341 feet truly feels closer, conquered as I step on the treadmill daily at a gradient of 7.5% uphill, mentally; making it to the top come March 2011 will happen, haven put time towards the expedition exercise regimen over the last 3months.To our summit success
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Pathway according to the original English dictionary has its root from the combination of the words “path+way” dated back to 1530-40.
It could also mean a course or route to the top. There are footpaths to the top of every dream, desire, and destiny. You are aware a new decade’s dawned on us?
Sit, script, see, and seize everything positively possible. Experiencing elevation this year requires some effort from you. Undoubtedly someone somehow somewhere has succeeded at the career, call, assignment, dream or destiny your heart resonates towards.
Some fifty four days from today the journey up the world’s highest free standing mountain shall start. Since no one ever reached the top without the encouragement, endorsement, support of one, two or more persons.
South African executive of GNLD who made it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in the year 2007 was at their office the day I went to pick up partnership products supplements an expedition he made at the age of 55years successfully.
Yes slowly, slowly “Pole, Pole” as the Tanzanians say it in Swahili he explained to me carefully communicating that to summit to the top of Kilimanjaro one shouldn’t climb or hike in a hurry.
He then took a good look at me in their board room and said; “If I can Make It to the Top, Then You Can.” Nothing inspired me more like hearing those words which handed me the words of Little Richard; “I try to be a guide for people, to make their darkness bright and to make the pathway light, and never to condemn or control or criticize.”
Every photograph he showed me on his laptop pulled me closer to the expedition route, even though I was still at the GNLD boardroom my mind made exciting progress successfully through to the top.
This week keep in mind the pathway you desire up has successfully been used by your mentor, mother, father, role model, life coach. Consult, climb up their shoulders if you will, learning so one step at a time you can and will succeed.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
It’s a great day! Yes year twenty elevation is here. Every year releases seconds that turn to minutes, hours handing us days and months soon to become a year.
You undoubtedly can access, see and seize every dream that’s turned up on the canvass of your mind so long as some effort towards the elevation that you desire; personal, professional and or spiritual.
Elevation could mean distance from the ground, rise, altitude, or increase in other words. Whatever level you were in the past year really shouldn’t be your position or place this year personally professionally or spiritually. You will lift off-rise, increase experience a brand new altitude as long as you commit to it daily.
Year 2011 for example is the year I am making it to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro one of the seven summits of the world (which is Africa’s tallest but the world’s highest free standing mountain) which is 19,340feet above sea level.
Listing Kilimanjaro as one of my goals was step one, step two towards the elevation required doing something that drew me everyday towards the dream and with the print media support of businessday, hotel support by golden tulip festac,lagos and GT Assur, brilafm amongst others soon to confirm my mountain preparation regimen with world class fitness scientists, specialist and coaches in South Africa aside testing my mountain gear at northcliff drew me closer to my dream to access success.
Succeeding for me with this dream on the long run would include “hoisting the Nigerian flag atop mount Kilimanjaro” with Ronnie Muhl my mountain guide leading me; secondly raising funds for the eventual construction of A castle clinic in Nigeria availing any child deserving of life the opportunity to live with help of Sanford Health Foundation.
Now what are you doing, have done or plan to do towards seeing that dream become a reality. You are reading this piece primarily because you are alive and as you know. Where there is life, there’s surely hope. How about taking time to take action now towards the dreams on your plate
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Its a greatday! You have made it into 2011 if you are reading this article and a lot more can happen without you,however realizing much more requires some effort from you towards the dreams,desire and expectations in your heart this new year.
Remember reaching the peak demands some level of preparation and planning.
No one ever realizes success without a plan and doing great things in 2011 means making a list of the most important tasks.
"Show me a way to get more things done with my time,and I'll pay you any fee with reason" were the words of Charles Schwab, president of Bethlehem Steel to Ivy Lee,a consultant. This story was said to be one of the famous stories in management books some decades ago.
Lee handed Schwab a piece of paper,saying, "Write down the most important tasks you have to do tomorrow and number them in order of importance. When you arrive in the morning, begin at once with No.1 and stay on it till it's completed. Recheck your priorities; then begin with No.2. If any task takes all day, never mind. Stick with it as long as it's the most important one. If you don't finish them all, you probably couldn't do so with any other methods...Try this as long as you like. Then send me your cheque for what it's worth."
Several weeks later, Schwab sent Lee a cheque for $25,000, saying that the lesson was the most profitable he'd ever learned.
Let me mention that the moral of this story is simple: "If it's so hard to travel through a day without an action plan,pause and think of how sad starting year 2011 the same way.
You can't afford to fritter away 1day or day one of 2011 celebrate your arrival into today.You can,should & must take out time to document the most important task now. Will like to hear from you on the important tasks that's scheduled specifically for 2011. This year really can be eleven times better.To Your Success