Monday, June 27, 2011


I am so loaded with lots and lots of information for visionaries. There are things that I am experiencing fast hand. There are nuggets that are simmering in my spirit waiting to be explored, and tested.

While I was away, I welcomed my first born baby Boy, Ethan-Norman event that needs three blog posts (coming right up).
Anyway, in a nutshell, I will be right back, bigger, better and reloaded. In the meantime, you need to read the previous posts here...they are simply timeless classics that are relevant every waking morning.
Take care.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


There is one quote that I am not so accurate with at the moment. It goes something like this: There are three kinds of people, those who watch things happen, those who make things happen, and those who ask ‘What happened’? I confess that at times I have found myself oscillating in be-threen (between) those three states of Change. Like there is this time I had an Idea to do something but did not follow through, only to see my ‘stolen’ Idea on the streets in a pathetic version but with my ‘Title’ on it-verbatim! I asked ‘What happened?’

This is what happened. ACTION happened. Someone did dare enough to implement the thoughts the two of us had about it. For the one who acted, he basically made things to happen. In other words, he orchestrated change while I was paralyzed with my analysis.

One of the biggest friends to a visionary is Change. It has bee said that the only constant thing in life is nothing but change. Change can happen for the better or for worse. Change can be instigated or it can take place unannounced.

In whatever state change finds you in, you can always LEVERAGE it for the better. Of course anyone can tell you that you wanna be in that state that you are making things happen. And you should be there. There is nothing as exciting as making things happen…building Cities (like my buddy Thomas, building houses, companies, making profits, meeting new people, increasing sales, surpassing targets, closing deals, getting contracts, building families, marrying her, taking your child to school or movies, taking her on vacation to an exotic island. There is absolute fulfillment when you make things happen. In fact, the happiest people on earth, regardless of their income right now are the people that are making things happen.

"To Making Things Happen"

The opposite is also true. The most miserable people, bored to death are those that cannot, are not, and would not make anything happen. Believe me, you don’t wanna be there. I have been in that state too…it literally erodes your very psyche. It eats up on your confidence. You start hearing voices telling you how unworthy you are; how unqualified you are. You start hearing of nothing else but your past goofs and screw ups, mistakes, failures and other shameful incidences are recited in your sorry mind again and again. With every recital hammered upon your mind, your stature decreases. Your stature is what you perceive of yourself, and this perception is Critical in your Life Signature. If this hammering continues, we are looking at the incubation of inferiority, delusion, apathy and a general calibration of failure.

Of course this tape is played on and on up until that time that you interrupt it with ACTION. You literally rise up and shout back, ‘ENOUGH!!’ Then you FIND SOMETHING to do and dedicate your energies to. Suddenly, there is a smile on your face. You start feeling needed, valuable and important. I know that feeling too. It leads you to stay in what Jeffery Howard calls the ZONE. Your creativity grows and grows. Your happiness shines forth. Your genius expands. You are making things happen! Nothing like it! Just the sound of it inspires me already!

Then of course, there is that form of change that is rudely imposed upon you with events beyond your control. Your source (s) of income dries up; you lose your employment; your client cancels your contract; a family member passes on; your house is repossessed; a hurricane; a fire; a tsunami; a tornado; failed crops; failed investments; broken relationships; terrorist attack; coup; natural disasters, etc. We are not all immune to these. They do happen.

I have come to understand that the quickest way to effect change is to weigh up options and quickly make a DECISION. Whether you are making things happen or you find yourself asking ‘What happened?’ the moment you DECIDE what OUTCOME you WANT at that instant, CHANGE takes place, at least in the INVISIBLE realm.

The process of realizing the physical presence of the ‘decision’ or ‘change’ is now relegated to TIME. This will be speeded up or slowed down by the INTENSITY and FREQUENCY of your actions. Someone said that success is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we RESPOND (not react) to what happened. Believe me, I like making things happen. However, more often I have found myself in situations that I just cannot control. The EARLIEST I make the DECISION to RESPOND to what has happened the better it is, the easier it is. I am not saying that it will be comfortable; I am just saying that it is prudent.

The EARLIEST time for the decision to be made is…NOW. ‘Waiting for things to happen’ deprives you of your point of power and retreats you to that state I referred to earlier. The best way to ‘wait for things to happen’ is to find in your own power what you can DO right away. It is Brian Tracy who said that the best way to predict the future is to create it. Guess what? Now is the time. Again, someone was quoted saying: Luck is simply when opportunity and preparedness kiss each other passionately.

Enough said. But is it all easy? No its not. However, the EARLIEST I start, the EASIER it is. Life will always be punctuated with change as sure as sparks fly upwards. What are you gonna do about it? Certainly, am gonna find me something to DO as I wait for my ‘LUCK’, however inconsequential my doing ‘seems’ at this point in time.

*Pats my own back for inspiring myself, puts pen down and walks away to make things happen*

Friday, June 3, 2011


There is a certain company that is looking to introduce G.P.S Navigation systems for the Ugandan Market. I got privy of this information a few months back. Now that would be the day!! Am not so sure how those things work....for some people who never understood or loved Geography that much, will they need Geographical skills to navigate the system?

Well anyway, today's topic is on MAPS. I remember writing and posting right here some months back about NAVIGATION. I told of how at the Presidents Award Scheme, we would be given a MAP and an Silva Compass, dropped in some unknown location and required to navigate ourselves to the required destination. Talk of ADVENTURE. Seems to me like adventure is spelt: UNKNOWN. Have you ever been lost and you loved the fact that you were lost? For that to happen, you must have embraced the spirit of adventure beforehand.

For quite some time now, the concepts of my blog posts have been about a situation called Half Time: where in life you are caught between a rock and a hard place. We have talked about several things including Surrender, Systems, Vision, as well as Focus on the FULL TIME. Today's post is very extremely important and critical to a Visionary. MAPS. This is an acronym. Before I can really expound, I need to say this: Regardless of whatever state a Visionary is in she will need MAPS to be Wealthy, Great, Successful and Significant. I have come to embrace of recent pas the fact that the Visionary's platform is THE WHOLE WORLD. That the visionary does not just live for her husband and small family...but to make an IMPACT world-wide. But then I digress...

M: Mindset. I just got through listening to Matthew Ashimolowo. He gives a bizarre story of Mike Tyson, born and bred in New York (I believe), but in dire poverty. Poverty is a mentality, and so the first thing a poor man does when he accesses some cash is to BUY. Amass. Accumulate. There is a mindset behind that behavior. Iron mike bought a Rolls Royce for EVERY COLOR OF SUIT that he owned. What for? You can only drive on vehicle at a time. Anyway, the guy was declared bankrupt before he hit 40, after seeing USD 360 Million pass through his hands. Mindset is important. The only way you calibrate your mindset as a visionary is through constant access to information that educates more than it entertains. Mindset is your software. What software are you creating for yourself as a visionary? When is the last time you read (or re-read) a Self Help book on Finances, Goals, Wealth, Public Speaking? And when is the last time you watched a soap where a woman sleeps with nearly all the men in the cast before the soap ends? You answer to these questions will LOCATE you.

A: Action. Precept upon precept. It also includes behaviours. These can only stem from the MINDSET that one has accumulated over time. Ever heard of someone slashing his wife's head off? Did that happen out of the blue? Nope...he thought it, meditated upon it. The action was mere fruit of the roots he planted. Regardless of whatever position a visionary is in, whether cruising through the first half, or at half time, or at second half, one needs to be constantly doing something that leads towards accomplishing of her vision. It could be reading. Helping. Caring. Working. Dormancy is the killer of vision. Therefore, find yourself doing something that leads towards the accomplishment of your vision, regardless of what state you are in.

P: Processes. Greatness, Wealth, Significance and Success does not happen overnight. If it does, you will do a Mike Tyson. These things require well dug foundations. People who are not visionaries cruise through life with activities...motion without progress. These are activities that are not stemming from any SYSTEM or Process that will contribute to their fulfilment of vision. Process speaks of Vision, Planning, Timing, Executing and managing...and no, I am not talking of a company...I am talking of one's own life. This point alone is the greatest distinguish-er between Visionaries and failures. A visionary knows what he wants, but also knows the PROCESSES involved in bringing about the desired results. Again, am not talking about your Company...I am talking about YOURSELF.

So there you have it. Do you have MAPS? Where are you going? Have you started? Do you feel stuck? Are you half-way there? Do you know where you want to go? What you want to have? What you want to do? Do you have MAPS?

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