Act, Act, Act !
How to get it done. The Secret Sauce. George Soros is a Hungarian born investor who makes decisions based on back tweaks. He’s worth 1.2 billion dollars and in his words he says, “I make decisions based on the way my back feels and it’s quirky.” We wrote about that here.
When it comes to getting things done, there’s a myth that you have to roll out the same secret sauce and follow those rules every single time.
I guess you could do it that way, but then you have to remember all of the rules. And then your office looks like the movie Office Space with staplers and signs full of rules in Times New Roman size 20 font taped everywhere.
We’ve found that when it comes to getting things done, assigning a Direct Responsible Person (DRP for short) it pivotal.
A DRP inherently goes above and beyond. And it doesn’t matter how you do it (within reason) but the DRP must get the job done.
People wait to be told exactly what to do. But here’s the real truth: no one really knows what to do.
For example, the famous feature film composer, Hans Zimmer, has a decked out lair where he creates the most legendary soundtracks of our era (Gladiator, The Dark Knight, The Lion King, Inception). It’s how he gets the job done.
The lair works for him. Some people like windows though.
What’s your secret sauce?
Often times, Zimbabwe comes across as the Excuse Economy.
You see, on and on and on.
Stop the excuses! Here’s the way to get it done. Assign DRP’s to projects or tasks. Assign a Direct Responsible Person.
At first, when teaching this to your team, you offer to be the DRP on the project. Let everyone know:
No more I am not the one. You are the one!
If you can’t get the job done, google it. Still can’t get it done. Scream and shout. And let everyone know. All hands on deck to help you accomplish the task/project/goal.
If you have a culture of excuses it will affect your entire team. Ban excuses and offer solutions.
There’s not a secret sauce to getting things done. George Soros feels a tweak in his back. Hans Zimmer has a productivity, music lair. Do what works.
And if you do it, you might as well do it right.
Sin is like a rocking chair so comfortable to stay/relax in, get out of your comfort zone. Adamic nature became a curse the moment, disobedience was accepted the moment God’s instructions were not obeyed in the garden of Eden, Eden which was intended as a place of fulfillment. Sin became the order of the day soon after the disobedience of the first man.
The kingdom of Adam, which is now made us prisoners of sin, in this earth and sin is crouching at the door eager to control you, sin has invaded the men’s senses of right and wrong. We try to make mankind equal, and make God look unequal by using views such as post-modernism. Are you caught up with the philosophies of man or you pursuing the wisdom of God. Actually sin is an entity by itself and it’s more powerful than the devil, the devil became the express image of sin. The devil is enslaved to the point that he is cosmetic not able to go/be back to his original state that God intended for him from the beginning before he disobeyed.
Who you yield your self too that is were your loyalty is ? Earth is influenced by men who yield self to the demonic spirits. Let us be encouraged to use the keys of the kingdom and not promote the association of evil spirits, in our lives, reckon that God is a spirit. The strategies the devil uses are to make us (human beings, born again converted or not) operate under ignorance, consent or disobedience only if we yield to his deception, but believers have authority over evil, just be aware/conscious. The devil is like a heroin addict, he can’t stop sinning we know he is the prince of darkness, sin is the king of darkness, the president of this darkness age, a defeated soldier.
The best conclusion is on the cross sin which employed lucifer was defeated by Jesus Christ who lives forever. Sin has reduced men from a divine senseable beings to be likened to beasts character wise, most with no integrity and dignity these days, usually these are the last days.Lastly to defeat sin is by focusing on and staying in Christ, not trying to reduce the defiling of sin in our lives with our own human efforts, Jesus Christ is the power behind righteousness, sin is the power behind the demonic so hide in Christ, the Rock, choose life.
If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
If:-then, this is not a matter to be taken for granted concerning every one of the human race. “If:”-then there is a possibility and a probability that some may not have tasted that the Lord is gracious. “If:”-then this is not a general but a special mercy; and it is needful to enquire whether we know the grace of God by inward experience. There is no spiritual favour which may not be a matter for heart-searching.
But while this should be a matter of earnest and prayerful inquiry, no one ought to be content whilst there is any such thing as an “if” about his having tasted that the Lord is gracious. A jealous and holy distrust of self may give rise to the question even in the believer’s heart, but the continuance of such a doubt would be an evil indeed. We must not rest without a desperate struggle to clasp the Saviour in the arms of faith, and say, “I know whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him.” Do not rest, O believer, till thou hast a full assurance of thine interest in Jesus. Let nothing satisfy thee till, by the infallible witness of the Holy Spirit bearing witness with thy spirit, thou art certified that thou art a child of God. Oh, trifle not here; let no “perhaps” and “peradventure” and “if” and “maybe” satisfy thy soul. Build on eternal verities, and verily build upon them. Get the sure mercies of David, and surely get them. Let thine anchor be cast into that which is within the veil, and see to it that thy soul be linked to the anchor by a cable that will not break. Advance beyond these dreary “ifs;” abide no more in the wilderness of doubts and fears; cross the Jordan of distrust, and enter the Canaan of peace, where the Canaanite still lingers, but where the land ceaseth not to flow with milk and honey.
An amazing and famous story from the great book, the most sold book on earth records this account, which you and I can learn from today.I quote- When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Hie, can you honestly define your boat – is it your oasis, safe heaven, comfort zone, what’s your boat ? May you look in restrospect is it filled with unaimed targets or positions of victory, positive- outstanding outcomes or mediocrity either way we in a vessel that is associated with greatness or not, remember you an average of the five people you associate with.
We can only survive the storms of life, if we acknowledge ” the Truth” not the facts. So stay in the boat or step out of the boat it’s a bold decision which you have an opportunity to act apoun in a space of 7-10 minutes, each time but you define your boat. Today according to statistics 5% of the world’s population has success and the rest 95% has no success that is a clear illustration of which boat one might be in, don’t settle for less, refuse to sink, step out and experience life’s impossible yet possible opportunities. Destroy self doubt, search your self ignite the hope and faith in you. You can do it awaken the sleeping gaint in you, all things conceived can be achieved convince yourself stop having comfort in the midst of failure, negate apathy, embrace patterns and principles that can make you go forward in life.
Persistence – go hard or go home.
Consistence – create a positive habit
Insistence – continue to push on not push off.
Remember the boat is your life, sail carefully if not reconsider the consequences.
“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.” – Author George R.R. Martin
It got me thinking to say what is wealth and how can one gain or earn without compromising there character i.e integrity, since integrity is far more greater than a million dollars in the bank or in your name. One is required to have a good mental fortitude in any endevour , remember success is planned and earned not dreamt, faithed for or wished for… It’s gradual not a destination.
Think on strategies, patterns and influence that makes wealth creation tangible and seize to be a fantasy, such as bagain properties, risk pricing you pay for opportunity; wealth is not just materialistic things but a place of satisfaction spirit, soul and body. Success and wealth are one way twin brothers, like doubt and faith, the difference is doubt is so lonely that it can not recognize faith as the twin brother. Because success is in small dosages of positive choices, decisions and habits. Establish wealth in your head first and access information, knowledge which makes you grow in your areas of growth. The best principle to always reflect on is work on self more than your job, wealth is thoughts, not things ideas and concepts. People always forget inflation and taxation, make maximum use of your assets invest in things which go up in value, don’t diversify always concentrate and move into risk.
3 ‘S to wealth creation
1. See it – visualize that you want from the end not the beginning
2. Say it – affirm and announce the goal to friends, family it promotes accountability
3. Seize it – recognize opportunities when they knock if not create
To be continued…
The Five Golden Rules
1. Set Goals that Motivate You
2. Set SMART Goals
Set Specific Goals
Set Measurable Goals
Set Attainable Goals
Set Relevant Goals
Set Time-Bound Goals
3. Set Goals in Writing
4. Make an Action Plan
5. Stick With It!
We have to be prepared for service ,it does not matter in which area in life or stage one is in life.The reason for preparation is that you appropriate your thoughts , attitude and character to suit the occasion with full integrity and dignity.
Servanthood is the highest form of leadership,irregardless of your affluence or influence out there,remember to seek the towel not the tittle.We are our best when we serve others ,big or small ,rich or poor in our communities or any other setting. This has to be our norm ,our lifestyle to serve others with our time ,food you name it.
Let us treat each other in the way we would love to be treated back by others ,be it family , friends or by aliens (foreigners).