Strategic Ambiguity

Strategic Ambiguity

I believe that one of the valuable attributes of a good chess player is strategy; they are often wonderful strategists.   Strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a long-term goal or aim.  In life, it can be a helpful thing to have strategies for the aims and goals we have, a kind of master plan of how to get what you want and to where you want.  Self-made guiding principles that are followed through, in charting a way forward through the choppy sea of life.  In doing so, nasty surprises may not be totally eliminated, but can be greatly reduced to negligible levels.

However, a word of caution is that in doing so, there has to be a healthy amount of strategic ambiguity.  Yes, strategic ambiguity in a world of competition in almost everything; from studies to work/business is a helpful tool.  I do not mean to be apocalyptic but, the realities of life seem to suggest that perhaps not everybody is charitable towards another.  This is where strategic ambiguity can be helpful in protecting you from uncharitable groups and individuals along the way to achieving your goals.  Reading and knowing situations and people at a given point in time and place can help to inform you if it is worth being clear or ambiguous.

You know your intentions well, but you may not know or be so sure of other people’s intentions.  Make god use of your social intelligence skills.  Just because you could be strategically ambiguous as and when necessary, you should maintain consistency regarding you/your organisation’s strategy. When you review situations and see where you have been, where you are at the moment and if your goal is within reach, is how you can tell whether you are making good or slow  or no progress.  Where re-calibration of particular aspects is necessary, do just that.  Additionally, your wellness matters and should be maintained.  Furthermore, where other professional expertise can be of help, mine inclusive; you can  make your wise choices at your convenience.

I wish you well.


Expand Your Consciousness, Take Better Care of Your Affairs


The state of being aware of and responding to your surroundings is very worthwhile.  However, when this is amplified as in extension of the area covered, this comes with a wealth of valuable insight at your disposal which may not have been privy to.  In a world where individuals in institutions of learning, corporate affairs or otherwise, are angling to exhibit excellence in their work, expanded consciousness can be a helpful tool in taking care of one’s affairs.

In work and study, individuals often look to ascend their ranks, assume more responsibilities and reap the financial remuneration attributed to progression.  Given the choice between an attractive salary/business returns and a small stipend for the same amount of time and energy expended, I believe that the choice would be obvious for many people.  As a healer, expanding my awareness is pertinent to and helps my work.

Expanded awareness comes with the possibility of being more discerning and decisive in matters.  A miniature similitude that I can give is that an Advanced Level student of Politics may know that he/she wants to study Politics at university. However, when he/she studies Politics to PhD or Doctor of philosophy level, the knowledge base is comparatively vast in relation to the Advanced Level stage. In work or business, during the period of their apprenticeship, the apprentice is unlikely to be as knowledgeable, skilled and experienced as his/her employer.

Expanded consciousness can lead to transformation of the individual both materially and spiritually, and it can also be cathartic.  Allotting a few moments of time with regularity is not asking for too much, given the short, medium and long term benefits to be derived. You may find that you love what you do, you are more innovative or come up with such ideas with ease to better your work or products.  Strategic planning may be done with more ease, experientially; it may not be stressful but enjoyable.  I believe that expanding one’s consciousness can aid him/her in taking better care of their affairs.

I wish you well.

When Wishing for Rain, Equip Yourself for the Possibility of Thunder


Commonly, our individuality is characterised by wishes, goals and aspirations.  I’m yet to meet a person who has no wishes or aspirations whatsoever.  More often than not, the individual has an intended life or business trajectory that he/she would like to follow through. However, for best results, the minute specifics in the course of the said trajectory/life plan may need some refining and polishing.  My reference to refining and polishing is that at times, little or no attention is paid to the possibility of the hurdles, twists and turns as in time and space.

Tempestuous moments are not in all situations but a mere possibility in some, and should not be overlooked when we are deeply immersed in harmonics.  Yes, having contingency plans or measures are a clever thing to do; paying attention to those ‘blind spots’ and ‘dips’.  Crop farmers like having rain on a regular basis because of the benefits derived therefrom.  However they are also mindful of the possibility of thunder and lightning, and their ancillary effects. Buildings have lightening rods or lightening conductors that interface with the earth in the event of lightening; that is a contingency measure.

Please do not allow your mind to harbour pessimism, no. Your plan/project is work in progress, do not cease to plan until your goals are realised.  Additionally, you are not obliged to lay open your ‘pack of cards’ for others to evaluate. You are a good strategist and optimist, who is also realistic; this helps the feasibility and viability of your plans.  You are a good leader who takes steps to be risk averse or, at least safety measures for potential risk which may not always translate into actual risk.

You are the mastermind of your projects, you know what to do as and when the need arises, including the professional input you can enlist, mine inclusive, if you so wish.  The excitement that comes with success in a particular field, business or project is euphoric, a well deserved feeling.

I wish you well.

Fit for Purpose 


Discomfort, spaciness, indecision, lethargy, therewithal are turbulent states that none of us would like to be trapped in.  Instinctively, one would seek to extricate him/ herself from repugnant states or situations.

One would prefer to walk gracefully in what some individuals perceive as the ‘battlefield of life’.  We are purposeful individuals and not strangers to the realism of angling for betterment of the self.  Wellness and vitality are armours that we cannot afford to willingly dispense of, due to the catastrophic resultant effects of not having those layers of protection.

Betterment of the self seems like a mantle that we inherited from our forebears, which must be passed on. It is therefore unlikely that posterity will be objectionable to this premise, in their attempts to avert adversity in the continuum of challenges.

I do not suggest that you assume some sort of grandiosity, no.  Advisedly, I would say that it is more helpful to have a sense of realism and optimism.  I think that in doing so, you will be in better stead to make decisions and take actions that are effective and transformative.  You will more ably sift facts from fictitious material, sieving through things that need delineation.

As a certified healer and herbalist, among other things, I could be that missing component that you could enlist to contribute to redemption from particular situations.  My work as a healer is not a denial of ‘reality’, but rather a broader sense of reality from a spiritual perspective.  A type of treatment that is helpful and beneficial.

Relief from adverse states often comes with a sense of renewal, that makes one feel that he/she is better equipped to go ahead to do the things that they want to do without hindrance.

I wish you well.

Personal Sustainable Development Goals (PSDGs)


  1. Enhance your ability to ascend economically by making use of the opportunities that present themselves, you are a resourceful individual. Indifference in meeting your PSDGs should not be an option, because you really need to make a difference by being different from what you were.  I exhort you to gravitate towards ascension not descent.
  1. Ensure food security by eating nutritious meals on time. The energy you expend going about your business needs to be replenished with regularity and on time.  It would not be feasible for a car driver whose fuel tank reads ¼ and he/she thinks that the fuel can do 300 miles (482.8 kilometres)!
  1. Ensure that your health and wellbeing are not compromised in order to maintain long term constancy in achieving your aims and goals, and happily enjoying the rewards of your work. Take good care of your physical and spiritual needs; the body, mind and spirit approach. Some needs can be met by tangible empirical remedies, while other needs are met by metaphysical ones or, a fusion of both for a holistic approach to problem solving. I hasten to add that this is where David Lodda the healer comes in.
  1. Do decent work or business; do what you like and like what you do to maximise quality, productivity, longevity and fulfilment. When you like what you do, it is more likely than not that you give your work that extra tender loving care (TLC).  Additionally, it is also likely that you will come across and be perceived by others as a self-starter.  In terms of time as in space, one who likes what he/she does is more likely to last in that occupation for a long duration.
  1. Have an inclusive service provision; by inclusive I mean that the services you provide should be open to all those who can benefit from them. People in need of your services and who can access them should be warmly welcomed.
  1. Make sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems; enjoy the best herbs and herbal teas from sources with ethical harvesting methods. Methods that do not facilitate environmental degradation, but foster sustainable development
  1. This list of personal sustainable development goals is not exhaustive and can be added to.

I wish you well.

Intelligent Motion


In debates and meetings, when motions are passed they often effect change on one way or another.  It could even be a change that has a chain reaction or ripple-effect in various ways.  On an individual level, you can pass your own motion to evolve.  Evolving could be becoming upwardly mobile in economic terms.  It could also be ascending in rank or hierarchy in your organisation, leadership or, scholarship.

When you make that decision and follow it through, you are in motion to achieve your aims.  The phenomenon of evolving underscores the fact that you are now different from what you where before. This change should be a positive change that should place you in better stead.  I trust that you are a rational individual who would aim to make thoughtful and beneficial change.

You can be the first among equals in your environments, in work, business or socialisations.  Evolving to a better placement in status should help us not to detract from the good etiquette of treating our pears like equals.  Yes, they are your equals. The only difference between you and them is only one, that you are the first among them.  When that is the case, you all happily enjoy the whole package of good professional business relations.

You now have a second family which you should nurture so caringly, they too care for you.  You now allot sufficient time for your first family at home and that at work or in your business circles.  When this happens, when you are in either home, members of the other home are not worried; you have struck the right balance.  Moreover you are able to give undivided attention to whatever you do. Well done.

When you are the first among equals it is perhaps because you have charisma that is inspirational to your team and beyond.  You most probably also have other qualities that make people want to listen to you.  People may want that you take charge of the project at hand or, that you are the vicegerent of your organisation at inter-organisation conferences or meetings.

When you do your work, you find that others imitate you.  They imitate you because there is something about you or your work that is worth emulating, with a view to bettering their prospects.  The uniqueness about you becomes ‘contagious’. Some leaders, business people and academics have proved this hypothesis to be true.  Please reflect: You passed an intelligent motion to evolve and be the first among equals, a luminary example to emulate, which you are now.  Well done!  You can now aim for greater heights if you so wish.

I wish you well.

Moral Courage: Imperative for Success


Moral courage is about being able to take action for moral reasons; courage entails deliberation and is a pre-requisite to action.  When you objectively take yourself through the process of introspection, this may reveal particular dimensions that were not obviously apparent to you.  You may come to the realisation that you need to re-calibrate certain things in order for you to get the lifestyle you truly deserve.

Your comfort zone will be one of the first casualties; it will have to suffer regular bouts of abandonment.  There has to be some trade-off or opportunity cost/s, and doing so will not be devoid of any risks.  For instance, you will need to have the moral courage to tap into and make use of your emotional competence, while being honest with yourself about how you feel.  You need to helpfully ensure that you have sufficient rest and nutrition, short of which could lead to health issues and loss of time and income.  A helpful balance is therefore called for to aid you in sustaining your momentum.

Adaptability is something you should have the moral courage to do in the vortex of ideas that you are privy to. If a particular plan is not working, scrap it and adopt a new one, avoid holding onto dead weight.   You are more likely than not, to traverse through some uncharted territory which can have the feel of adventurism.  Yes, it is objective and purposeful adventurism.  Explorer Sir Henry Morton Stanley exemplified objective, purposeful adventuring, so did David Livingstone, a missionary.

Just bear in mind that big journeys start with small steps. You need to believe in a higher purpose and draw inspiration from exemplary figures, and those that share your vision.  You are spreading your wings, your clients and others that derive benefit from your services are counting on you.

Self evaluation is a continuum on the road to success; it is inextricable from the things on your to-do list.  Have the moral courage not to seek solace in generating reasons for not taking up opportunities that come your way.  Additionally, have the moral courage to take the necessary steps to transcend your current place in the economic universe, in order to be counted among the successful.

I wish you will.