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.

February: Cleansing/Purification


The word February is derived from the word Februa; which means cleansing or purification.[1]  Cleansing means to sanitize, decontaminate or purify.  The need to cleanse is driven by the unwelcome intrusions in and around an individual; on the physical, spiritual and emotional levels.

At the physical level this could be particular people or environments that do not foster one’s well-being.  I have heard statements like: “That place is so depressing.”  “That person is so draining.”  Conversely: “I feel uplifted when I go there.”  “It is so energising, inspiring or empowering being around that person.”  Spiritually, adverse states could manifest as spiritual invasions, which if unchecked could fester into a quagmire incrementally.  At the emotional level, there can be feelings of discomfort or unease, tension, inexplicable sadness/depression.

Please note: I’m not saying that the suffering or less fortunate should suffer neglect and abandonment, no.  Rather, they should be helped in our various capacities, in the safest manner possible.  Completing and following through particular tasks, can be an uphill struggle for some individuals who feel usurped by dis-empowering situations.  One may attempt to challenge this explanation by saying: “It is all in the mind.”  I say you are partly right, because the mind has both intuitive and rational abilities to inform the body about what is going on in and around it. What is more, particular practical steps often need to be taken, in concert with non empirical ones, for one to experience relief from affliction.

The range of therapies and treatments that are available to us help in addressing particular states/conditions, that can manifest in an individual in different ways.  For example, we have got counsellors, physicians, pharmacists, healers and herbalists; all of whom have different specialisms, and can make particular contributions in the well-being of people. When one feels impounded by a state/s that seem insurmountable, he/she should not feel confined to the month of February to enhance their well-being.  Purification/cleansing can be done in any month, including February.  Please do take care of yourself and your loves ones.

I wish you well.




Be Decisive


In our personal, business and professional lives, making particular decisions can be a nerve-racking moment for some, while others relish any such opportunity. However, when you have facts about the matter on which a decision is to be made, that should facilitate you to make an informed decision. Be decisive, you will have something to carry out or otherwise. Indecision can have drawbacks, including missed or lost opportunities. Therefore indecision can be a barrier to progression, achieving goals or success.

Being decisive is of critical importance to the growth of your business. It also allows for business development or, professional development in your chosen avocation, including research. If you are decisive, you can build on and vastly expand your ventures and body of knowledge. Sometimes one may think: ”what if something goes wrong?” How about the thought: “what if all goes well?”

Should you inadvertently make a decision that yields wrong results; firstly, you will have the satisfaction that at least you made a decision. Secondly, there is always room for improvement. I’m not advocating recklessness, but imparting information about remedial actions. You can always evaluate the situation and use your wit and other strengths to salvage any mishap/s. It is also part of your growth, both individually and in a corporate sense. It is also a pertinent phenomenon in the ascendancy to success.

A quality that is common in leadership and in the business fraternity is the ability to take risks. You have to decide whether to take that risk or not. You have to make sound and timely decisions, because your support-base and clientele count on you to do so. In being decisive, you may not be all things to all men and women. It may seem like a situation that is far from desirable, but at least it is the truth. Not being decisive can also be a risky sanctuary. It is best to emancipate yourself from the mental slavery of not being decisive.

Say what you mean and mean what you say. In doing so you exhibit clarity and honesty, and you earn the trust and confidence of those that you transact with.
In being decisive, do not lose hope that you are in a confining situation that you cannot extricate yourself from. Do forget that there is always a rationale for your decisions, as well as room for rectification where necessary.
I wish you well.

From Being Ordinary to Extraordinary


You have laid your strategy, just follow through. It is the tactics that you need to change contextually, as and when necessary.

Excavate what you will of divine providence on a grand scale using power tools with minimum effort.  Any extra stuff in your possession can be passed onto those that are in genuine need and do not have means.  Avoid using hand shovels; they require a lot of effort with minimal returns over a long time.  You are not being lazy but rather a smart hardworking individual.  You do not expend physical energy unnecessarily, you save it for leisurely activities like mountaineering and weight lifting in the gym, how smart!

Remember that your attitude has a bearing on your altitude on this passage from being ordinary to being extraordinary.  Cultivate your bird’s eye view of things; leave the worm’s eye view to those who have chosen that.

Surely, you are profoundly different, because you do not take a cursory approach to doing your business.  You are analytical and use a fine tooth comb in your ventures.  Some uncharitable individuals may call you fussy, but the truth is that you are thorough.  You are safe and will not be sorry.  The difference between you and them is that there is likelihood that they will be sorry in due course.

With this approach, you have inoculated yourself and your business from those who try to hoodwink or detract you.  The aim is not to make losses; however, if the gains you are making far outweigh the losses, then you are making commendable progress.

Focus like a laser and have a safe distance between yourself and the toxicity of those whose mindset is defeatist, they are a hindrance.  If they are too close for comfort, you will not be extraordinary, and if you want to be, maintaining a safe distance between you and them is an option – choose!

In transacting with others, your speech ripples with intelligence, genuineness and is from the heart, because it is.  Your speech is not vacuous material designed to fill time.  Your time is so precious that every second is cherished and is invaluable.

You are purposeful with good and worthwhile intent, for the benefit of yourself and those that are helped through your work.  You truly are extraordinary.

I wish you well.

2017+ My Rightful Place is At The High Table


Metaphorically speaking, in years past during my infancy I was given things to eat, which I ingested without chewing.  The meaning here is that I accepted things without the necessary analysis to inform me, regardless of whether the things were good for me or not.  In infancy we start with no teeth, hence the reality of ingesting food without chewing.  As I grew older, I developed a set of teeth to chew what I ate before swallowing; this is the sense of ration and analysis.

As years progressed, a set of wisdom teeth developed. I became mindful and reflective, in addition to being rational, intuitive and analytical.  The saying: “older and wiser” is very apt in this context.  With reference to one’s age, the most common question is “how old are you?”  This leads one to infer that the older one gets, the wiser he/she is expected to be; yes, it is a general expectation.

Expectations versus reality can have different outcomes for different individuals, including situations that are circumstantial and beyond one’s ability to have leverage.  Ordinarily, however, some individuals may inadvertently compromises themselves and are often short-changed by not realising their true worth.  As of now, if you are in business and act on your business plan/s, for those in academia, if do your scholarly work with due attention, you are more than half way there.

My work ethic in business is an amalgam of action (-) mediocrity (+) mindfulness (+) intuition (+) ration (+) reflection (+) analysis (=) realisation of my true potential and worth.  Therefore my rightful place is at the high table, not at a lower tier table among crowds, nor among those seated on floor.

I wish you a happy and prosperous new year.

Information + Action = Realization & Transformation


Ordinarily, in our daily lives we have wishes and aspirations and seek to advance ourselves.   Instinctively, in the quest for our advancement, the necessary information is then sought.  The information obtained serves as a precursor to, and underpins the action/s for our cause.  Therefore only relevant and necessary information is crucial here to avoid information overload and possible distraction.

Analysis of only relevant and necessary information saves time while allowing for focus on the goal/s at hand.    More often than not, information gathering tends to be the easy part of the segmented endeavour to advance. However, without translating the information into action, the incomplete exercise seems futile.  Therefore action adds to our body of knowledge, inter-personal interactions, skills and organizational/corporate experience.

At the action stage, is where I would encourage individuals to have vigour and tenacity to realize their goals.  Once the realization of goals is achieved; manifestations of transformation continue to exhibit themselves as time progresses.  Action is the road less travelled by some people, yet it is part of the synergy.  Realization sets a precedent and impels a person or organization to transcend to greater heights.  When transformation is tangible, this gives a feeling of true emancipation.

I wish you well in your New Year resolutions.