Month: October 2018

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation Against Professional Fears

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation Against Professional Fears

One of my greatest fear was to stand in front of a public to deliver a speech. I preferred small groups for conversation or training where I felt more comfortable with interactions.

But I learnt to overcome such a fear during  15 years as a youth leader in Cameroon because I had no choice but to stand in front of them to provide leadership. During those years, I understood through the hard way that fear is a common emotion when you face the unknown but that it could be overcome when clear communication goals (without neglecting prayer) are sets before stepping in public.

Today I feel more comfortable moving from small to large groups of people for any type of communication.

Starting a new job, a new family, a new business, a new relationship, moving into a new environment are situations that could easily become stressing if we allow fear to control us.

As a professional, setting clear goals before moving into the next step of your life will help you have a better picture of the best you could do to succeed out of your comfort zone.

The following motivation speeches may contribute in giving you some ideas on how to set goals for your family, your career, your business or your community group. Read, reflect and act…

1. “Making a list of priorities to do for each day is what I observed my mother doing for years.” (Hervé Ngaté, Author)

2. “Use the momentum you get after a success … to catapult you forward. You become incredibly vulnerable when you let the success diminish your attention to detail or cloud your judgment.” ( Bernard Marr, Author)

3. “I’m adamant about not bringing my phone to the dinner table. I’ve also been known to bring out a festive red basket during holiday get together and ask everyone to deposit their phones.” ( Willow Bay, USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism Dean)

4. “One of my most emphatic messages is that getting the same pleasure from saving as you do from spending will put you on the road to wealth.” ( Suze Orman,TV host and author )

5. “I never thought I would become a startup founder, because I didn’t see any other young, van-living, birkenstock-wearing women doing that.” ( Zoe Condliffe, CEO and founder of  “She’s A Crowd”)

6. “Unless we diversify the voices and the people that get an opportunity to become entrepreneurs, we’re never going to have ideas that really address the full demographics of the country.” ?( Jennifer Hyman,  Rent the Runway CEO)

7. “Leadership is not for everyone, nor I would argue, should it be for anyone forever. So, it’s important that we, as human leaders, periodically step back and test how truly open and flexible our our minds are.”( Sally Blount)

The first motivation remembered me that I use to see my mother have a “To Do List” to make sure she will achieve her daily goals. That image remained in my mind until I discovered in my readings that it’s one of the keys for success in every area of life.

And I invest a planning time everyday on my “To Do List” and I am happy at the end of the day to realize that I accomplished my daily goals.

I would be happy to know which of these motivation speeches helped you improve on your professional skills.

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer/ Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer

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Your Weekly Jethro Motivations For Better Learning

Your Weekly Jethro Motivations For Better Learning

There is no doubt that the digital revolution is bringing a lot of improvement to our professional growth.With just one click you can get almost all the most updated information on a product, a company or the  best business investment available.

A survey revealed that the first top 4 leading digital marketing are LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. And Knowledge is the most valuable product being exposed on those channels.

For example, with 63 millions monthly users, an average user spends 17 minutes monthly on LinkedIn. This bring us to an average of 30 seconds of learning a day!

Such data makes me question how much could be learned in such a short period of time knowing that our brain need to process information and demand constant practice to integrate knowledge into our skills.

The speed at which information flows on the digital  world may become a danger for our generation if we do not take time to be selective on what we consume on social media. And after selecting the best channels and the best information we need to grow ourselves for a better professional outcome, we still have to apply the Read-Reflect-Act process to make sure we benefit 100% from the knew knowledge.

If an hour is invested daily using the above learning process, it’s estimated that one will be among the top professionals in our specialty area after 2 years.

Why don’t you try it on these weekly motivations? It could be a good start since these speeches are crafted from the leading social media channel in the World.

First, read all the motivation speeches and select the one that captivate you the most as it’s related to your professional area.

Second, reflect on it by rewriting it down in your own words. Use a dictionary if necessary to understand it better. Google the author name to know more about him/her because it could help you have a better insight of the context. You will therefore understand what is being said from the author’s view.

Third, take action by answering the question : “How can I apply this knowledge to grow myself, my skills or my business?”

Ready?

1.“You may never believe you are great. A great mother, a great partner, a great entrepreneur, a great leader… And that’s ok. Lead anyway and just keep trying to be better, without letting natural self doubts limit you.”(Stella & Dot Family Brands founder and CEO Jessica DiLullo Herrin)

2. “Focusing on what should be done after having a difficult conversation is just as important as having the conversation itself.” (Kalaari managing director Vani Kola)

3.“This is an ideal time for every workplace to reflect and review the support mechanisms and programs in place to promote staff mental wellbeing.”(Workskil Australia CEO Nicole Dwyer)

4. “The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.” (Alvin Toffler)

5. “You never know when you’ll meet your next investor, customer, or partner.”(Knowlly founder Andrèz Coco)

6.“But just because it’s not easy to address these complex issues doesn’t mean we shouldn’t do what’s right and tackle them head-on.” (Mylan CEO Heather Bresch)

7. “Growth happens when you’re stretched. Growth happens when you’re pushed. Growth happens when you’re forced to overcome challenges, obstacles and self-doubt. If you aren’t uncomfortable, you aren’t growing.” (Jeff Haden, Author)

8. “It is hard to summon a sense of hope and self-worth when you’re on your own. So you squeeze out any semblance of progress you can find, and then you celebrate it. One of the greatest motivators is a sign of progress.” (Adobe’s Scott Belsky)

I was really challenged by the 4th motivation speech as I notice that the business and professional world is changing very fast due to quality knowledge. I am more committed to invest an hour everyday to learn from a professional platform, a book or a success model.

I would be glad to know which of the above declarations challenged you to become a better professional and compelled you to reflect and act on it.

Herve Ngate. Author/Writer/ Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivations For More Business Clarity

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivations For More Business Clarity

The “Read-Reflect-Act” action plan  as become a normal process when I get in touch with knew positive knowledge or when I review some notes I took while reading  and learning.

1.Reading an hour everyday is the habit of any person you see succeeding or working towards success.

Whether it’s a church leader, company CEO or a Non for Profit Leader, they all have the same daily reading habit to acquire the best possible knowledge that will help them reach their goals.

2.Reflecting on the information you go through in a book boost your memory capacities and increase your ability to innovate and create new values in your life, job, work or business.

People who use their brain most often while learning become smarter with time and live longer than passive learners who get around valuable information without interest.

3.Action is the gap between an excellent Reader-Thinker and an Achiever who applied what he learned while reading and reflecting.

I apply the R-R-A process every single day when I read my bible in the morning and later, during the day, when I read a book and also when I go to LinkedIn to know business and professional trending.

In addition to reading, a complementary action that I also take learn is to I listen to YouTube training for motivation from other successful model in leadership like TD Jakes, Brian Tracy and Myles Monroe.

Sometimes I have to go through the same content many times to have more clarity to understand the action I have to take to improve certain area of my life. I discovered that the more the knowledge is clear, the better I could act with 100%  outcome.

So as you go through these powerful declaration today, make sure to apply the R-R-A process to enjoy the benefit of these ideas.

1.“Achieving our goals is not just about drive or ability; it’s also about knowing our weaknesses – and addressing them.” (Goldman Sachs’ Dane Holmes)

2. “When I refer to mediocrity it’s the assertion that we should all be allowed the liberty or privilege of simply existing…. we shouldn’t have to be superhuman to recognize our humanity.” (Pesa Productions founder & CEO Andrew Odong)

3. “Many people only see the conscious mind and aren’t aware of the benefits of connecting it to the subconscious… While it may seem counterintuitive, clearing your head can be the best way to make progress.” (Bridgewater Associates’ Ray Dalio)

4. “Accountability doesn’t just happen. You design for it.” (Airbnb COO Belinda Johnson)

5. “They win not by force of their persuasive points or facts, but by how much their irrational and often inane points ruffle your feathers. So stay calm, respond with cool deliberation, and breathe deeply.” (George Takei )

6. “In the past, jobs were about muscles, now they’re about brains, but in the future they’ll be about the heart (Empathy, connection, courage.” (Minouche Shafik ,  London School of Economics)

7.  “The best way I know of to forget resentment is to work for the betterment of humankind.” (Executive coach and author Steven Berglas)

The first one reminded when I discovered one of my weaknesses and how I trusted God to make me strong in that area. I started working on strategies to focus on what the Bible say on that area of weakness and I am happy I am stronger than ever.

Could you tell me which one of the above ideas helped you grow in your life, family, job or business?

I would be glad to hear from you.

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer/ Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer

6 Tips You Could Learn From Serena William Winning Mindset

6 Tips You Could Learn From Serena William Winning Mindset

Since university back to Cameroon, I have been hearing about a famous american female tennis champion.

She has been beating records and became the greatest in her area for decades. I never knew  in my university years that I will find myself in the same country of such a legend.

Last month, as I was watching the news and a lot was said about her, I became curious to know what was the secrets of her success.

I found six things that made her successful. I found them so so simple that I wish I knew them since my twenties and started applying them on a concentrated way.

Thanks to God, I was exposed to other successful tips and, learning from her example is adding a great value in my life.

I would like you to learn and apply these simple life principles that will better your entire life.

1. Build  a Winning habit:  Daily practices for outcomes

-Make sure everyday is a day to practice the good habits that prepares you to succeed: Be consistent.

-Plan every day, week, month, year in advance and start today with the first excellent behavior that guaranty your success.

2. Learn How to adapt to today’s reality and forget about the past

-Anticipate changes in culture.

-See ahead of time changes in your team’s life.

-Envision new ways of taking advantage of Technology to be unbeatable.

3. Value what makes you and others successful

-Celebrate the success of others.

-Use your success to trigger your future success in your business and all other areas of your life.

4. Encourage Diversity

-Invest your money in different sectors of business so that your money works for you.

-Step out of your comfort zone and look for new investments opportunities.

5.Invest in what is greater than winning all the time: Family, friends and giving

-Being rich should not be the goal of life but a mean to create more opportunity to spend more time with your family, friends and those in needs.

-Being successful is a mindset not the amount of money in the bank account.

-Cultivate the good habit to be grateful  to God for everything and for everybody.

6. Parental Coaching Power

-In every child lies a champion. It only requires a parent to invest his best to make the champion manifested.

-Serena Dad’s quit his job to focus on his daughters training to make them become tennis champions.

Among the above tips that made Serena William the greatest in her field, which one challenges you to work towards becoming the best version of who God wants you to be?

For me, I am dedicated to invest to best to help those I lead to know themselves and become champions for God.

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer/ Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer.

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation For Your Distinction

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation For Your Distinction

As we are entering the last quarter of the year 2018, I  remember that back to secondary school, this period was the first term of the school year but also the period to set academic goals.

The joy of evaluating myself and setting new academic goals came from the fact that I achieved something significant by being admitted to the next level and also because I had the assurance that despite the challenges of the new school year, I could surely overcome them.

The motivation was triggered by the idea that if I could succeed even without all the necessary resources, I will surely succeed again whatever adversities I could encounter.

That is how I learned to see the best side of every challenges as I mention in  5th key of distinction in my my book entitled “The secrets of distinction”.

It’s also why I am dedicated to support you every week with resources crafted from the most reliable professional network in the world.

Don’t forget the 3 rules to benefit from these motivation speeches : Read- Reflect-Act

1.“To appreciate how diversity leads to stronger teams and greater creativity, we need to unlearn our biases.” ( Globality Inc’s chief customer officer Yuval Atsmon)

2. “There is a difference between dawning awareness and taking action.” (Bonobos founder and Walmart SVP Andy Dunn)

3. “Each day, each life event, each development in the world can serve as a catalyst for each of us to understand something new about ourselves and about the world around us.” ( Kenyon College president Sean Decatur)

4. “Achieving our goals is not just about drive or ability; it’s also about knowing our weaknesses – and addressing them.” ( Goldman Sachs’ Dane Holmes)

5. “The purpose of an interview is to determine if the person is competent and motivated to do the work that needs to be done, fits within the organization and has the potential to grow.”  (Author and CEO Lou Adler)

6. “Business, like life, is filled with tough moments that aren’t on anybody’s calendar. Even as we are beset by events that are beyond our control, we can still control two things: our own attitudes and the way we treat others. We can persevere.” (Former GE chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt)

7. “My doctor told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.”  ― Wilma Rudolph, American sprinter, first woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympiad (Rome 1960), childhood polio survivor (Priscilla Chan)

The 7th speech made me more confident that, to identify the areas God wants me to soar, I should perceive negative appreciation on my skills as signal that the best is about to come out of me in those area.

Once again, I would like to hear from you which of the above motivation speech empowered you to grow and become a better professional or business person.

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer/ Cross-Cultural Psychologist and Communications Trainer.