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Your Jethro Motivation To Reach Your Goals in 2019-1

Your Jethro Motivation To Reach Your Goals in 2019-1

Every successful people have an evaluation plan that help them measure their progress to make the necessary adjustments in other to reach their goals.

Do you remember key decisions you made this year 2018 and the actions taken to realize them? Write down the expected results and the real achievements.

Where your expectations and your results matches at 90-100% are your strengths.

Focus on them in 2019 and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll achieve.

Read, Reflect and Act on these ideas to boost your goals for 2019.

1.”Goals on the road to achievement cannot be achieved without discipline and consistency” ( Denzel Washington, Actor, Director and Producer)

2. “The reality is that change requires action from all of us – individually and collectively – and saying that one person can’t have an impact is a cop out.”( Robbie Bach, author and speaker )

3. “My simple act of being who I am, and sharing stories… has surrounded me with a community of people who understand that we can all get things done while being ourselves.” (Aston Martin, president of the Americas Laura Schwab)

4. “It’s the environment that disables a person, rather than their physical limitations.” (Naqi Rizvi)

5. “Simply put, purpose is how you transform business from revenue and profit to long-term value for you, your stakeholders and your employees.” ( Bob Patton, EY Americas Vice Chair of Accounts )

6. “It’s easy to get caught up in the idea that working hard now will make it possible to focus on being happy later… the fact is, we can do what we really want to do now. We just need to approach things from a different perspective.” ( Robert Glazer, founder and CEO of Acceleration Partners.)

7. “These gaps represent opportunities to explore new ways to learn, unlearn, work and grow. But this can only happen if everyone believes that they have something to gain and contribute. They have to believe that their way isn’t the only way.” ( Brian Solis, Altimeter)

8. “If you want to create great leaders, you must keep those leaders in learning mode. They must stay curious and hungry students. Then they must learn to pass those lessons along to others on the team.”( Rich Sheridan, Menlo Innovations)

In my book, the secrets of distinction , I explained how I found my strengths by knowing my identity as a believer and I am happy to share it with you in few words. 

What are the areas of this year where you reached 90-100% of your goals? I would be glad to hear from you.

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer

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Your Jethro Motivation to be Happy Where You Are

Your Jethro Motivation to be Happy Where You Are

One of the amazing things I experienced since we moved to America is the change of seasons. From the first cycle of seasons, I could really understand what I have been teaching in French since 2013 about seasons.

Actually I appreciate the Fall time because I have the impression that God came down and painted the leaves on trees to make a perfect decoration of the nature. I kept telling myself this sentence the whole of last Spring as I was walking or driving around.

I maintained a good relationship with some of my French students in Kampala  and one of them greeted me one morning on a social media platform. As the student asked me how is life in America, I responded we were entering the fall and the student responded ” We are entering the flooding season here.”

I felt bad because I knew where the conversation could escalate. Most of time when someone from Home Continent start a sentence like that, I could expect a lot of complains. So to turn the conversation to a more positive tune , I replied “There are also floods here in America. One of them just killed some people some times ago”.

I did a quick verification of what I listen on the news and sent the link.

Can you imagine! The former student was the one encouraging me and being compassionate about life and safety here in America.

By sharing about the flooding reality in the US,  I wanted to make my former student understand that there are challenges every where in the world, even America.

And this is my point for today’s article: Learn how to be happy where you are (unless it’s unsafe or killing your dreams) with what you have and you will see treasures around you. You might be surprise that some people even envy being where you are and they might never understand why you complain about everything all the time.

I remember that while training workers in Kampala, one of them told me she better raise her children in Africa than in America. Many Sub-Saharan African will not believe that until his/her ears hears such declaration.

My point is that there is much beauty around us to contemplate than things to complain about. Being happy where we are could simply means value people around us; Start a community project to bring positive impact; make donation to people in needs; visit or pray for the sick or prisoners.

Do something that demonstrate that where you are is the best place God want you to be right now and when time comes, you will move to a better place. That is what I demonstrate in my book The Secret of Distinction in the section seeing the best side of things.

These motivations speech could help you develop a more optimistic view of where you are right now so that you will be happier while working to move forward. In that way, you will learn more than everyone around you and bring more values to your environment than others.

Don’t forget to  Read, Reflect and Act on what could help you become happier where you are now in your life, career, family, project and community.

Ready?

1.”Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.” ( Denzel Washington, Actor,
director, producer  )

2. “Don’t let negative commentary from people who don’t understand what you do get you down. Remember the 80/20 rule and if you can satisfy 80% all the time, you’re doing ok .”( Henderson, Co-Founder/Director at The Winey Cow)

3. “A true leader can say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘I don’t understand’ or ‘I need help.”(Simon Sinek, Start With Why founder )

4. “It is the many different experiences you encounter along your own personal and unique journey that will really allow you to fulfill your potential — not just an uplift in salary, a change in job title and a company car allowance.” (Alistair Cox, Hays CEO)

5. “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.” (Steve Jobs, Apple Founder)

6. “Travaille dur jusqu’à ce que ça fasse vraiment mal parce que la pauvreté fait beaucoup plus mal…nous n’avons pas été créés pour rester pauvre.”(Paul Kagame, Président du Rwanda)

7. “Failure is not falling down and making a mistake, or choosing the wrong movie, or doing the wrong thing at the wrong time. It’s stopping. Stopping is the failure, not continuing forward is the failure, not keeping going.” ( Said Jennifer Lopez to LinkedIn’s Dan Roth , actor and entrepreneur )

I am very happy to understand that everybody don’t need to make a positive appreciation on me and what I am in for me to move forward in life. The truth is that such negative comments come from 80% people who don’t know or understand what I could be working on. The 20%  of people who value who I am and what I do bring the necessary driving force I need to accomplish 80% of my daily goals.

I would like to know which one of the above motivations helped you celebrate where you are now in a specific aspect of your life. 

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer/Blogger

Your Jethro Motivation To Share Your Story

Your Jethro Motivation To Share Your Story

Some months ago, I was discussing with someone and we were wondering why successful people enjoy sharing their stories on how they succeeded. Why would someone tell me with such honesty what he/she did to become successful now?

Isn’t he/she afraid that those listening to their story could become more successful than them?

We came to the conclusion that whatever successful is written about someone, if you want to succeed, you will have to act by yourself. Their stories are inspirations to motivate others to take the necessary actions to get out of mediocrity and make a difference that will do good to others.

The question we then asked ourselves was the confusion about the concept of success. Actually my friend told me he was watching a TV program and the following question was asked to a young man who made millions of dollars very quickly: “How did you do to become successful?”

Right there in front of the TV, my friends said he shouted: “Is it that being successful? Making millions of dollars the fastest way possible?”

Now you see where I am bringing you? Successful people who share their stories are not always talking about the biggest house, bank account or the most expensive car brand or the last time they had a lunch in a famous restaurant.

Most of these people will tell you that success started when they had not that much money. Their success started when they settled goals, and started achieving them on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis. Maybe the day we heard about what we know now as their success is the climax of 10, 20 or even 30 years of achieving small goals each and everyday.

And you could be shocked to discover that one of their secret to keep moving forward is that they narrated their stories while moving forward step by step. The good and bad days, the ups and downs on their goal centered journey has been part of their success stories.

It could be excellent to really Read, Reflect and Act on the following motivation speeches. If they trigger you to settle goals and work hard to see them become reality, you can start sharing your story.

Somebody out there need to hear your story of how you are growing…

1.“Being complementary, amplifying public decisions using our own instruments, playing on our strengths: that’s how states, companies, citizens, will tackle today’s challenges, together.”( Thomas Buberl, AXA Group CEO)

2.”What  happens if actually just turn your phone off? Try setting a time of a 20 minutes and say whatever I am doing I am not going to stop for the next 20 minutes. You’ll be surprised  how your brains start to fire and your  deep thinking comes out and you’ll find solutions you never thought are possible.You’ll be surprised how much you get done” (Dr Lynn Gribble, Goalcast Speaker)

3. “Without commitment you’ll never start but more importantly without consistency you’ll never finish.” (Denzel Washington,  Actor, director; producer)

4. “It’s time to embrace new ways of working and new ownership models. We must treat data as assets we trade and monetize.” (Martina Koederitz, IBM’s)

5. “Get the fundamentals down and the level of everything you do will rise.” (Michael Jordan, former professional basketball player,  entrepreneur, majority owner of the Charlotte Hornets)

6. “For any organization, equitable, inclusive leadership is essential.”(Ruth Williams Brinkley, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of the Northwest President)

7.  “Live in the moment, now, and enjoy that you are doing something that you love. Work for passion, and profits.” (Melanie Eusebe, entrepreneur and co-founder of the British Black Business Awards)

8. “The countries where home cooking is still healthy, that tradition, that practice , have lower rates of obesity” ( Michael Pollan,  American author, journalist, activist, Lewis K. Chan Arts Lecturer and Professor of Practice of Non-Fiction at Harvard University, professor of journalism at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.)

9.  “True, the digital transformation challenges our tried-and-tested notions, but it also promises an infinite number of new opportunities.” (Tine Mueller, Douglas Group CE)

10.  “For most people, being part of a great community on a shared mission is even more rewarding than money.” (Ray Dalio, Bridgewater)

Could you tell me which of the above motivation speech helped you develop a plan to become a storyteller?

For me, I understood from the third speech that consistency is what I need now to keep writing a motivation article every week for the coming years.

I am grateful to God for the commitment that made me start the journey as a blogger on January 2016 and publish my first book the same year in French and now available in English.

I can’y wait to hear your story!

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer/

Your Jethro Motivation For A Grateful Heart

Your Jethro Motivation For A Grateful Heart

I will never forget this amazing statement I heard last year from a senior pastor giving us advice on one of the keys to be successful in life: “Make sure you give thanks to God for 3 things everyday.”

Around six month later, as I was going through a tough time in my career, I remembered those declarations and started a 50 days thanksgiving diet. What an amazing experience! I noticed that, the situation did not really changed, but I started delighting in every single moment of my time, seeing the best side of what was going on.

This is almost a year I went through that wonderful experience and I still maintain the habit of being grateful to God in times of misunderstanding, trials, difficulties and challenges.

As professionals, there are numerous reasons to be stressed, discouraged and tired because of the pressure at work. A secret to overcome such challenges and remain at the top of your productivity while demonstrating creativity and innovation is to thank God for what is happening, involving everybody in the situation.

Today, I would like us to Read, Reflect and be grateful for the motivation speech that would grow us in our family, career, business or community activities.

1. “If we are to offer relevant, innovative products and experiences for our customers, our employees must reflect the diversity of those who use them.” (Scott Wagner, GoDaddy CEO)

2. “Since our businesses and places of employment take up most of our waking hours, should not those businesses become the centers of compassion in our country and in our communities?” (Ray Chambers, chairman of the MCJ Amelior Foundation)

3. “We talk about a ‘bucket list’ as if it is a one day, someday, maybe thing. But today is the day to reflect on the list and book it in with the people who are most important to you.”(Naomi Simson, Big Red Group founder and entrepreneur)

4.  “The brilliant thing about moving around is that you become very adaptable, you see different styles of leadership, and also different ways of being a boss.” (Farrah Storr, editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan UK)

5. “A more lasting gratitude comes not from what we’ve received, but from what we’ve contributed to others through the bearing of burdens, through listening and through kindness.” (Joel Peterson, JetBlue Chair)

6.“Too many leaders get their information catered — picked, prepared, and plated for them in the way they’ve already indicated they’ll find palatable. To fight back, they need to get out into the field, gathering raw stuff on their own.” (Hal Gregersen, MIT Leadership Center)

7. “After 50 days of gratefulness to God for everybody and everything, I started seeing the better side of life again.” (Hervé Ngaté, Author/Writer)

I would be glad to know which one of the above declaration helped you see an opportunity to be grateful to God.

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

Your Weekly Jethro Motivation for Better Delegation 

Your Weekly Jethro Motivation for Better Delegation 

When I started online writing in January 2016,I quickly noticed that I could not make it alone in the publishing process if I don’t work with people who could support me in the dissemination, the proofing and the feedback of my articles.

I also noticed that I became more productive on writing when someone else was involved on other area of publishing like proofing, editing the website or sharing on Facebook. It actually gave me more time to frame quality contents for my readers.

According to Bryan Tracy, delegation depends on 9 simple principles:

  1. Focusing on High-Value Activities. Devoting the maximum of your time on activities that have the biggest positive impact in your life, family, career and business.
  2. Invest on what you do best and delegate other aspects. This simply means that what you do the best is the area you will have more impact. Other area where you are average must be delegated to people who are smarter or more talented than you.
  3. Delegate to someone with experience. As you think of giving a task to someone in your team, make sure the person have demonstrated the necessary skills for a sustainable period of time in the area of responsibility.
  4. The clarity of the task. The clearer the task is, the better the person to whom it is delegated will perform at his/her best.
  5. The Power of setting a deadline. Completion hours, days, dates, weeks, months, etc. are very important if you expect a sense of urgency in the task to be done. Without deadlines, the probability the job will be well done is vague.
  6. The importance of resources. What type of materials are necessary to realize the task? The answer to this question will determine what sort of resources the person you are delegating the task might need.
  7. Consequences. What if the job is not done the way it’s suppose to be on the time it’s suppose to be? An open discussion with the person you are giving the responsibility of the job will help settle the motivation needed for the task.
  8. Write down the process and sign with agreement. This guarantee that both of you understand what you are up to and also, written down document gives more value to the job to be done.
  9. The need for inspection. Do not forget to follow up the task delegated. Set up a periodicity on which you are going to make sure your expectation are being met the way you agreed upon.

As you are going through these speeches today, I would like you not only to practice the most relevant one to grow your life, career, family, job or business but also to think on how it may help you delegate some responsibilities to people around you so that you can focus on the top 3 priorities of your life.

Don’t forget to Read, Reflect and Act.

1.”Dreams without goals are just dreams and they ultimately fuel disappointment.”(Denzel Hayes Washington, Actor, Director, and Producer)

2.“It’s time to rediscover the joy that comes with knowledge of the world, and your unique place in it.”( Mark Little, Journalist and Kinzen co-founder and CEO)

3.“Sameness ultimately leads to ignorance, while diversity of thought breeds innovation.”(Darryl White , BMO Financial Group’s CEO)

4.“In order to bring forth the deepest treasures within you have to have the courage to stand apart from all those who want you to ‘fit in,’ ‘conform,’ ‘behave.” (Judith Sherven, clinical psychologist and executive coach)

5.“To be inventive, to make a difference in the world, an entrepreneur needs a support network that will embrace and explore crazy ideas.” (Peter Diamandis, XPRIZE Foundation chairman and CEO)

6.”What we believe and what we think is of zero consequence if we do nothing about it.” ( Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer)

7.”I realize I could not grow with people who are struggling like me.” (Answered  Lisa Nichols to the question “how did you move from the bottom to the top”, Founder of Motivating the Masses and CEO of Motivating the Teen Spirit, LLC )

8.”Between 10-20 years old, learn whatever you can.”(Jackie Chan, Actor, Film director, Producer )

9.”Anybody can dream, but you’ll never see it until you are willing to be committed to it.”(T.D. Jakes, Pastor, Author and Filmmaker)

10.“We [entrepreneurs] are equally responsible for balancing hope and reality, and for knowing when no degree of optimism is going to overcome the underlying challenges.” (Danny Meyer, Shake Shack founder and Union Square Hospitality Group CEO)

I was challenged by the seventh speech as I confirmed that every time I took a step forward in my life, I had to abandon people who were struggling with the same problem like me.

For marriage, I started walking and listening to married people instead of complaining about the problems of being singles with other bachelors.

For spiritual growth, I started listening and looking for fellowship with people who helped me live by faith in the Bible and stopped listening and hanging around people with condemning sermons and legalistic perspective.

For career and social advancement, I followed models and learned from successful instead of being constantly surrounded with people who were problem-centered instead of solution-oriented.

I would be glad to know which motivational speech helped you being more successful.

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

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation For Mastering

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation For Mastering

“If you want to learn something, read about it. If you want to understand something, write about it. If you want to master something, teach it.” – Yogi Bhajan

1. “It might be attending a vigil or writing a personal letter of support, whatever we do, it’s showing up for each other that matters.” (Jennifer Dulski)

2.  “The way to truly level the playing field is to do our best to teach, mentor and guide all the young people in our lives to make the most of their financial capabilities.” (Charles Schwab’s Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz)

3.  “Whether interacting with their biggest clients or servers taking their drink orders, genuine people are unfailingly polite and respectful.” ( Dr. Travis Bradberry)

4. “Your pivot could allow you to stay with your current employer and simply move to a different part of the organization. Once you learn the skills of pivoting you can use them again and again as you need them.” ( Karen Schmidt, career coach )

5. “Employers today need the courage to start conversations with employees about the implications of automation, so we can help them envision and plan for future career opportunities.” ( Pierre Nanterme, Accenture chairman and CEO)

6. “The world will change when our women and children are educated.” (Maggie Doyne, Blinknow Founder)

7. ” Every smart learner knows he always remembered a 100% of what he explained to others.”( Hervé Ngaté, Author)

I now understand why the smartest people in the world always find a way to teach, motivate and train others on area they are still growing : They are becoming masters of their domain.

Among the above motivation speeches, which one inspired you to teach someone or a group of people on how to be better in their field?

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

 

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation to Help Others

Your Weekly Jethro’s Motivation to Help Others

As I was leading the youths in Cameroon, I sometimes wish I had a book that provide a guideline to support them in the various aspect of their lives.

That’s what motivated me to write the book ” The secrets of distinction” as I was convinced deep inside of me that the principles I developed will contribute to the greatness of millions of youths around the world.

I discovered many years after I drafted the book and finally published it at the end of last year that, helping others could take different forms from saying “Good morning” to a lonely person to writing quality contents with proven advice that could revolutionize other’s life.

That’s why I keep crafting these contents ( with some personal inputs) from the most professional social network resource in the world and I hope you really benefit from them while applying the R-R-A process : Read-Reflect-Act.

1.“You’ll be off to a good start if you focus on enhancing your internal resume, protecting empty time, redefining your relationship with your life partner, engaging with a new cohort, and choosing a primary focus or a portfolio of activities. You’ll discover that you’re relevant in new and surprising ways.”(Peter Bloom, DonorsChoose.org chairman )

2. “Good leaders know that in developing others the focus should be on the one you’re helping… how often do we find ourselves being more preoccupied with our own wisdom, rather than the person who sought out that wisdom.” (Sanyin Siang, Leadership Coach)

3. “It’s equally important to invest in talent, which means strengthening STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.” (Mike Roman, 3M Chief Executive )

4.  “What they (Customers) do, what they like, dislike, their thoughts, behaviors, hopes and dreams. What makes them unique.” ( Ankit Gupta, Entrepreneur )

5. “An increasing number of companies attach great importance to their purpose, and studies have shown that purpose-driven companies are more successful.” (Tina Mueller, Group CEO of Douglas)

6. “If we are going to gather more data about our collective lives, we will also need to muster more compassion. You must use honesty to help other people, not to hurt them.” (Bruce Kasanoff, Writer)

7. ” It’s amazing how people look different when we start looking at them in terms of what we could contribute to help them succeed and not what we could take from them.” (Hervé Ngaté, Author,Writer)

Among the above motivation speeches, which one could help you become an expert in supporting others to succeed?

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

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

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