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Your Jethro Motivation For True Love

Your Jethro Motivation For True Love

Today, millions of people in the world are going to celebrate “love” under the synonyme of Valentines day. I noticed however, that the notion of Valentine day related to “love” differs per cultures.

For French people for example, it’s only in the case of a dating and/or mariage relationship that valentine is defined.

In the Anglo-Saxon world on the other hand, the notion of valentine includes showing acts of love (gifts, serving, appreciations, gratefulness which may cost Americans 20.7 billion according to the National Retail Federation) to everybody in our relationship circle that is valued or respected. It’s not directly related to a sexual connection but to how important are the people around us.

I asked myself, “what could valentine means in relationship to our career, professional or business goals?” In other words, “what does it mean to love a job, business and career?”

I could not find a better expression of love than the one expressed in giving our best to those we are serving. I actually learned it from the Bible by studying the example of Jesus-Christ as God’s gift (John 3:16).

This type of love always bring a great interest to others’ success and a deep and profound desire to provide the best of what they need based on our skills. Our strengths are dedicated to empower others despite their weaknesses and failures.

A clear way to demonstrate that love toward the people you are serving is by growing your knowledge, skills and attitudes through motivational speeches that inspire you to  serve and perform at the top of your potential.

As you Read, Reflect and Act on the following motivational speeches, decide which one you are going to integrate in your personal growth plan in other to become a better leader : For me, that is the real sens of loving your job, business and career.

1. “No matter how well you perform or how much recognition you receive, you won’t achieve your full potential if you can’t be who you are — who you really are — at work, day in and day out.” (Porter Braswell, Jopwell co-founder and CEO )

2. “I’ve been better served by aspiration… When I’ve been aspirational, I’ve focused on whom I might become.” (Katya Andresen, Capital One)

3. “When you learn to say “no,” you free yourself from unnecessary constraints and free up your time and energy for the important things in life.” (Dr Travis Bradberry, Author)

4.  “Spend one hour a week focusing on predictable opportunities to strategize and become more of an opportunity management organization.”( Daniel Burrus, Author)

5. “Being relentless is like water cascading over the edge of a waterfall — consistent, powerful and by design, never ending.” (John Hope Bryant , Operation HOPE CEO)

6. “Goals are great, and a raise or a promotion will feel amazing in the moment. But promotions are usually not the keys to a happily ever after. It’s time to shed the unhealthy habit of glorifying the future to justify a miserable present.” (Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, authors)

7. “Complete the plan as if it were a jigsaw puzzle, answering the: who, why, what, when and how of your communication.” (Geoff Jaeger, strategic communications consultant)

You can learn more about how to become a better leader by reading my book “The Secrets of Distinction“.

I wrote  and published it with the great passion to see people like you become the best version of who God wants them to be.

Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer, Founder & CEO/ Seed4future Corporation

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Your Jethro Motivational Crafting Diet

Your Jethro Motivational Crafting Diet

 

When I finished and published my first book on December 2017 , I wanted my readers to see how the 8 principles of distinction changed my life. But I never wrote a novel before since I write more educational and motivational contents.

I was wondering how I could narrate how I applied those principles during 10 years, in other to demonstrate how they could impact every aspect of an individual, family and community going through challenging and depressing times.

After several months of planning the various parts and chapters of the novel, I still did not have any motivation to write until one day, the unexpected fire to write caught me and I started writing, writing, writing… and writing.

95% of the writing was done on my smartphone and after 9 days, yes 9 days, the downloading stopped like a water shutdown from a pipe… After the ninth day, not a single word could come out of my mind!

That was the most fantastic writing experience I have ever had since the 21 days crafting diet.

The first key point of the above experience is about planning

According to Brian Tracy, those who plan their activities save 10 times more than those who do not. This means that the draft who took me 9 days would have taken me 90 days if I did not planned it.

The second key point is that our subconscious mind work for us

The subconscious functions as a wonderful storage of all our desires, passions and emotions. Therefore, the planning stage of a project is already the project for our subconscious.

While you think nothing is happening, the subconscious is actually building underground the material that you will need to work out your planning.

That’s why when you plan or work on something, take a time off the activity and allow your brain to process the information for you.

Give some time between the planning and the implementation stage. That time is necessary for your mind to recall all the hidden information in your memory, your past, your connections, etc…

If you want to train your mind to work for you in the planning process, you could start by using the motivational speeches bellow to plan how to apply them, and take some time off before starting the actions part.

Read, Reflect (Plan) and Act on these motivational declarations and you’ll enjoy amazing results in your life, family, career and community projects.

1.“Some people think they’ve got nothing left to learn. Those people remain stagnant. But other people know they’re never done learning. They’re the ones who get unstuck, thrive and transform continuously throughout their life.” ( Douglas Conant, Campbell Soup CEO )

2. “I believe that we all have a leadership capacity and leadership strength within each of us, and that our leadership strengths will come out at different times.”( Emma Kirkwood, Frontier Leadership Co-founder)

3. “Transparency can be a great tool, but it is not a magical cure for building or restoring trust.” ( Rachel Botsman, Author)

4.“Lets face it, we can’t control our kids forever. At the very least we empower them to make intelligent and hopefully healthy decisions.”( Jason Purkiss, Entrepreneur)

5. “There is no perfect level of attention either at work or at home. All you can do is your best, at any given moment. Let go of the rest.” ( Deborah Knobelman, PhD)

6. “Entrepreneurship is one of the most relevant way to develop a sens of responsability because you realize that  things are working or not depending on your commitment to see your vision accomplished in the life of those you are serving .” ( Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer, Founder & CEO/ Seed4future Corporation)

If you have a successful story to share to the world, are you ready to invest at least an hour a day to plan what to write for those who will benefit from your experience?

I would be glad to hear from you.

Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer, Founder & CEO/ Seed4future Corporation

Your Jethro Motivation to Overcome Language Barrier

Your Jethro Motivation to Overcome Language Barrier

As I was coming out of the library with my son, he said something I could not understand. It took me some seconds to gather my mind and remember that that is his way to pronounce the word “police”.

Actually he heard the sirene alarm of a police car passing by and was trying to communicate with me what he heard.

The only thing that made me remember what he was saying is that I usually watch with him his daily educational program on TV. That is how I heard him repeat the words he hear on the TV and get used to his own ways of pronouncing words.

What if I was not with him watching and listening to those programs and hearing how he repeats the words at his age?

I could have probably told him :” Hey son, I don’t understand a word of what you are saying. Stop saying rubbish things! What type of nonsense are you talking about!”

This type of miscommunication does not happen only with our little ones learning how to speak but also with adult learning another language or even excellent second language speakers with some vocabulary gaps.

The accent, the pronunciation or the lack of sufficient vocabulary in a new area of communication are elements that could raise barrier in social interaction.

One simple way of overcoming these language barriers is by developing a learning habit of acquiring new vocabulary in the target language while interacting with people around the new domain you are getting in touch with.

At the beginning, it could be very challenging mostly if the people around you do not understand why you seem lost when you hear a new word, but it’s important to stay focused on your learning objectives and not pay attention to their bullies or mockeries.

You can apply the 8 steps for distinction in overcoming language barriers because they lead you step by step from identifying your language strengths to the importance of teaming up with others in other to reach your learning goals.

An interesting exercise could be to imagine that the motivational speeches bellow where in another language you need urgently to double your income in the next few months; how serious would you be ready to Read, Reflect and Act on them?

Here you go…

1. “Good businesses need to have a very clear vision and set of goals to achieve, but also find a way of tempering… as the world changes so quickly.”( Anthony Wagerman, Travelex CEO)

2. “Sometimes it takes a second try to find your professional bliss. It took me a while, but I am so much happier since I made the decision to stop settling, stop feeling trapped, and start a career in a field I love.” (Kristen Loyd, software developer)

3. “Technology could be a remarkable tool to help close the unemployment gap. If we build with inclusion in mind, we can create products, processes, and services that benefit everyone.”( Tamar Savir, disability advocate)

4. “There should be no gap between what you say your values are and what you let happen in your corridors.” ( Barri Rafferty, Ketchum partner, CEO and president)

5. “Our names and legacies are mortal, just like us. And so we are free to choose a more meaningful lodestar to guide our lives, rather than chasing the ephemeral possibility that our names will be spoken with gravitas once we’re dead.” (Olivia Goldhill)

6. “Give yourself time to grow and understand the state of the world today.” (Kevin Hart, Comedian, Actor, Business Man)

7. ” For every door closed, I was given a window. For every rejection, I was redirected. For every pitfall, I exceeded my potential.” (Steve Harvey, comedian, television host, producer, radio personality, actor, and author )

Could you write one of the above motivational speeches in another language?

I would be glad to read you.

Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer, Founder and CEO of Seed4future Corp.

Your Jethro Motivation To The Pathway Of Excellence

Your Jethro Motivation To The Pathway Of Excellence

Excellence! A word that could raise thousands dissertations to demonstrate its need in our actual generation.

We find the word since past generations but it seems the 21st century is the one where it’s mostly used. In politic, education, health, family, corporate, Non-for-profit, churches and community development projects, the word excellence is brandished with such an ease that we take it for granted.

But what is excellence?

I was inspired the first time about excellence by Charles Swindoll in his book “Living Beyond Mediocricy, A Commitment to Excellence” and I found that his following declaration summarizes his thoughts on the subject:

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters.Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

― Charles R. Swindoll

I could put it in this way: Excellence is the attitude that seek to accomplish big things by starting with good practices in little things.

Well, the idea of starting with little things and invest the best to make it successful does not satisfies everyone. Simply because it could take weeks, months and years to see the fruits of building good quality habits that will lead to excellence.

In a generation of fast “everything” and instantaneous “everything”, very few have the long term vision of setting excellence not only for themselves but also for future generations.

This is maybe why recent studies demonstrates that only 180 millions out of 7 billions people in the world have goals on which they work for their achievements.

Statistically it means that the whole propaganda about seeking excellence is still for marketing, branding and selling. Very few are really preoccupied by working towards such excellence.

A very simple but practical 3 steps to build excellence is to

-Select that one thing you are good at and decide you will invest your best to make it successful. It could be writing, connecting with people, helping others, cooking, whatever you know you as your strengths.

Identify your strengths on which to invest you best, choose a way to develop that one thing by learning on it. The learning process will help you change your mind on misconceptions on your area of expertise.

Learning will also help you discover other people’s experience on the same strengths with their successes, failures, mistakes and how they overcome them.

The goal is to equip you to be successful on little things.

-Persevere in doing what brings you optimum results until that attitude of excellence in the little things you are doing could be transferred to something bigger. Don’t worry about when the time for transfer will come, it might come by the most unexpected way but you’ll be equipped to handle it.

By deciding for example that you will faithfully Read, Reflect and Act on one or many of the following motivational speeches, you are setting the pathway for excellence as a professional and a business person.

I encourage you to make this year 2019 the starting point or the continuity for a life of excellence.

1. “By recognizing people — especially those who have been conditioned to not expect to be recognized — we add a little extra meaning and dignity to their lives. You really aren’t taking yourself away from an important task. You’re just shifting to an equally important task: showing people they matter — especially to you.” ( Jeff Haden, Author )

2. “Invention isn’t ruled by public opinion. While there is no such thing as a crystal ball, many big bets were executed because someone boldly envisioned a different future — one not yet seen by others — and pursued it.” (Jean Case, Case Foundation CEO)

3. “Ask yourself daily – what is the cost of success for you? And are you willing to pay for it with your mental, physical and emotional well-being.” (Dr. Tanvi Gautam, author and women’s leadership coach)

4. “We must own our individual data and be given the transparent choice to monetize or otherwise leverage it. The problem only becomes complex when organizations put profits before ethics.” ( John Chen, BlackBerry CEO and executive chairman)

5. “As important as it is to set goals and plan ahead, being mindful of past successes as well as opportunities for growth is vital.” ( Sally Susman, Pfizer executive vice president )

6. ” Seing that you say something and watching those things become your reality is what puts you in a position to just keep going.” ( Kevin Hart, Comedian, Actor, Business Man)

7. “Nothing can be more rewarding than to know that you were doing things in excellence without knowing. It open doors for unlimited possibilities.” (Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer, Founder and CEO of Seed4future Corp.)

What is the one motivational speech you will work on to achieve excellence in you family, career, business or community activities?

I would be glad to hear from you.

Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer, Founder and CEO of Seed4future Corp.

Your Jethro Motivation To Leverage The Power of TV

Your Jethro Motivation To Leverage The Power of TV


 Almost 2 weeks that the year 2019 started, I was very shocked to discover that american adults spend more than 11 hours per day watching, reading, listening to or simply interacting with media, among which 5 hours are spent a day in front of the TV according to Market Watch who published these results in August 2017.

I was first perturbed at the idea that so much time could be consumed om media without counting the time of sleep which could be counted between 6-8 hours a day. What could someone do with 7-5 hours a day if not working on a job or going to school.

I realize that with so much time in front of the screen, there might be no more time left for social interaction, family conversation, playing with kids or investing on a business.

As devastating as such a news could be, I saw in it but an opportunity for growth. What if I invest the 5 hours in front of the TV (and/or any media) for educational purposes?

It has been demonstrated that if you read an hour a day, after 3 years, you’ll become an expert in your area of expertise. And if you invest 5 hours a week in acquiring new knowledge, you’ll become one of the national expert in your field.

This opens the door for tremendous opportunities to grow oneself by taping into the power of Television or any other media.

Could you imagine spending 5 hours learning a day? You’ll learn 5 times faster in a day than the above one hour a day reader or learner.

This puts you on the super high standard of being an expert or one of the national expert in 7 months!!

I was amazed by the learning potential behind our screens and media: On my phone, learning; On my TV, learning; On the computer, learning, on the tablet, learning, etc…

And the learning activities may include understanding how to build powerful social network. It still gives us enough time to socialize and interact with others since what you learn consistently finally become part of your actions.

One of the way I use to learn everyday through media is to invest time learning about my field on every media platform. And when I switch on the TV, the goal is to learn something new from a documentary, the country or countries. Even watching a movie on real life story could be a very rewarding experience when you are in the learning mode.

Everything seems to become alive around you and life teaches you something new as you develop an attitude of taping into the power of media and specifically of the TV.

Some of my articles where inspired while driving, playing with my kid, having a conversation with my wife, training others, watching a movie, learning on a media platform like LinkedIn or YouTube, and even just walking on the streets and observing what is going on around me.

The weekly motivations for a successful career that I share with you are all part of my learning curriculum. You are very blessed to have them compile in for you so that you could choose which one may help you the best to reach you daily, weekly, monthly and yearly goals.

Don’t forget that the learning process invites you to Read, Reflect and Act on the new knowledge. So enjoy the following motivational declarations that could boost your career and your business.

1. “I have found ‘past year reviews’ more informed, valuable, and actionable than half-blindly looking forward with broad resolutions.”( Tim Ferriss, author)

2. “Thoughtful disagreement—the process of having a quality back-and-forth in an open-minded and assertive way so as to see things through each other’s eyes—is powerful, because it helps both parties see things they’ve been blind to.” ( Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates)

3. “When we take on challenges that align with our abilities and interests, we feel more fulfilled and engaged by our work.” (Daniel Goleman)

4.  “When we apologize we have to take ownership of our actions and as such, the ‘if’ word simply has no place.” (Steve Knight, The Art of Comms app’s )

5. “The challenge that we’re facing isn’t the technology, the technology is there, it’s changing standards of practice and ways of working it. It all comes down to culture.” ( Dr. Andrew Plump, Takeda’s chief medical and scientific officer)

6. “I never set out to conquer everything in a day, week or month. Instead, I make a commitment to myself that I will make progress towards my end-goal each day—no matter how small.” ( Dawn Strobel, Go By Truck Inc co-founder and president)

7. ” If you watch TV for 5 hours everyday, after a year you’ll spend 2 and half month in front of the screen. After 10 years you’ll have spent 2 years and 1 month in front of a screen.” (Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer)

I would be glad to know which one of the above motivational speech challenged you to develop a learning mind by taping into the power of media?

Hervé Ngaté, Author, Writer

Your Jethro Motivation to Set up Priorities

Your Jethro Motivation to Set up Priorities

Less than 48 Hours after the new year, I noticed that what made me happy the past years were goals accomplished on a daily basis.

The determination to produce better outcomes in the family, at working places and in the community, followed by concrete actions with increasing great improvements in the productivity are powerful motivators that could only bring more happiness.

It’s quite shocking to realize that over 7 billions people on earth, an average of only 800 millions start a year with goals they are sure to pursue whatever it takes.

Yet, almost 6 billions and 200 millions people had celebrations about what the new year could bring into their lives, dreaming for the best without proper considerations of what their priorities in the new year will be. And, deciding from the first day of  the year to work on making those priorities become real is one of the signs of seriousness.

I selected these 14 motivations declarations for you as worker in any fields to help you be among those to become happy during this year 2019!

1. “Today, thanks to the internet, social media and the constant access we have to information, change takes hold much quicker, which is fantastic for the advancement of society.” (Jamie Bolding, founder and CEO of Jungle Creations)

2. “How we resolve these issues today will shape the world we live in tomorrow: widespread broadband coverage will enable freelancers and telecommuters to work wherever they want.”( Patrice Caine, Thales chairman and CEO)

3. “Even the best arguments sometimes fall on deaf ears. But we should not generalize hastily to the conclusion that arguments always fail. We can learn through practice by reaching out, asking questions, being patient, and giving arguments in our everyday lives.”( Sinnott-Armstrong, Duke’s Walter)

4. “One thing I learned is that you can’t get tied to an idea. Constantly be open to reevaluating your strategy as you obtain new information.”( Marc Lore, Walmart.com’s )

5. “74% of people in America don’t like the job they are doing.” (Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter)

6. “The way in which innovation happens now is that you release a basic product and let the market tell you how to make it better.” ( Vivek Wadhwa, Harvard Law School Fellow)

7. “I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy to finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one area where I truly belonged.”(JK Rowling, Author)

8. “If you can’t communicate….. nothing happens. You can have all the brainpower in the world, but you have to be able to transmit it,” (Warren Buffett, business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist)

9. “Don’t allow anybody to make you feel that you are nobody.” (Martin Luther king Jr, American Baptist minister and Civil rights activist)

10. ” Forget the 80 millions, start with one.” (Maggie Doyne, founder of Blinknow

10. “If you can’t fly, run. If you can’t run, walk. If you can’t walk, crawl, but by all means, keep moving.” (Martin Luther king Jr, American Baptist minister and Civil rights activist )

11. “Using your unique talent and expertise in a genuine effort to help others is by far the fastest way to strengthen your relationships—and cultivate valuable new ones.” ( Bruce Kasanoff, Park City Think Tank co-founder )

12.  “When we’re invested, inspired, and most of all, connected to the right people, we can dream bigger, reach higher, and find the confidence and creativity that comes from being surrounded by similar souls.” (Gina Bianchini, Mighty Networks founder and CEO)

13.  “Find role models in the company who you admire or whose career you might want to emulate. The critical thing is to find people who you trust.” (Michele Evans, Lockheed Martin executive vice president)

14. “I choose a word of the year—a word that encapsulates my aspirations for the twelve months ahead.” (Melinda Gates)

Based on the decisions and the actions done since the beginning of this year, where do you see your priorities are?

Once again, Happy New Year 2019 with Faith, Hope and God’s Love to fuel your actions throughout this year.

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer

Your Jethro Motivation to Reach Your Goals in 2019-2

Your Jethro Motivation to Reach Your Goals in 2019-2

One of the greatest lesson I learned in 2018 is the 80/20 rule. It’s quite amazing to discover that 80% of what I am productive at came from 20% of my investment in time, money and relationship.

I encourage you to focus everyday on those 20% of actions that will determine 80% your value and your success in 2019.

As you read these last motivational speech for this year 2018, don’t forget to reflect on each one of them to take the necessary actions that will impact 80% of your success next year.

1.“Taking control of your own growth means taking control of your own feedback.” ( Cameron Elliot, performance coach)

2. “Even as today’s economy becomes ever-more digitally connected, the highly skilled workers fueling its growth will continue to be in demand.”( David Hunt,CEO of PGIM )

3. “Powerful, truthful storytelling combined with frictionless experiences are imperative to positively influencing the awareness, affinity and action of the people who matter most to businesses.” (Don Scales, Community Voice, Forbes Agency Council)

4. “I’ve just seen a fabulous business, run by two amazing, energetic, committed women, go to the wall because they ran up too many debts before the cash came in. I believe the term is overtrading. Don’t do it.” (Lisa Unwin, founder of She’s Back.)

5.  “Your chance of success has little to do with your age. It’s shaped by your willingness to try repeatedly for a breakthrough. Success ebbs and flows over a lifetime, building sudden momentum and crashing over us, only to start all over again.” ( Albert-László Barabási)

6. “Entrepreneurship is natural and normal for most people. You have within you, right now, the talents and abilities that you need to start and build a successful business, to take complete control over your life, and achieve financial freedom. You just need to learn how.” (Brian Tracy, author, speaker, entrepreneur, success expert)

For me, my 20% includes having a devotional time in the morning reading the Bible and praying, then a quality conversation with my family.

I noticed that when these 2 aspects are at their optimum, my days look like heaven on earth and I could accomplish several acts of distinction.

I would be glad to hear about the 20% that fuels your daily success.

Hervé Ngaté. Author/Writer

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

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/