Cultivating is indeed an active and continuous process

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Happy Sunday family!!! This is the last day in the month of March 2019.

Usually I don’t post on Sundays, but my routine was altered a bit since I worked the most part of last week out of station but I will surely get back to the regular schedule ( i.e. post once a week mostly Fridays) in April.

Today, after the church service take some time to review your Q1 targets for 2019 & assess where you are on the way to where you are going.

Make adjustments based on my suggestions from recent posts on the topic of goal setting for 2019 as listed below:

Setting goals that’ll stick in 2019 – Part 1

Setting goals that’ll stick in 2019 – Part2

Setting goals that’ll stick in 2019 – FINAL

For the entire month of March, we’ve been looking at the series topic “Cultivating a growth mindset

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Something to ponder on

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goals vs growth

In the last 3 posts my focus has been on “setting goals that’ll stick in 2019” & we looked at 5 proven strategies to overcoming goal failure based on a Michael Hyatt webinar I attended late last year on the same topic.

To help catch up, the picture below summarises the 5 points in a lovely way.

5 strategies to overcoming goal failure

Today, this post is focused on pitching 2 ideas against each other. The first is the concept of goal setting & the other that of growth. Goal setting is very important but it will amount to nothing if actions are not taken to achieve them.

“Dreams may be imaginable but goals are actionable.” –Michael Hyatt

That process of taking actions in line with your goals helps to bring your dreams to a reality.

One of the key strategies that helps to guarantee the successful achievement of your…

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Staying focused is big business 24/7

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Hello Family, it’s the 7th of February already!!!

We are a quarter into the 2nd month of 2019, the year is running pretty fast. How are you moving along accomplishing those goals for the year?

In my previous posts (part 1 &2), we looked at what to do to ensure we stick those goals in 2019 based on a webinar I attended last year as organised by my coach Michael Hyatt (@MichaelHyatt).

A few action points were suggested & I do hope you are looking to take appropriate actions to make 2019 that year that you nail your goals & aspirations.

A summary of these points are:

  1. Write 7-10 specific goals you want to achieve in 2019 with reference to the 10 domains. Just have like 1 goal per domain ( if possible)
  2. Get 2-3 critical goals that you’ll be lazer-focused on every quarter ( 90 days)
  3. Make…

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Month End Digest… Feels like the new year is all but spent

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As we wrap up the month of January, I will like to share with you some recent information I got from a webinar I attended late last year on how to set goals that’ll stick in 2019.

This webinar was arranged by one of my coaches – Michael Hyatt (@MichaelHyatt)

I have been setting personal annual goals for close to 2 decades now & sometimes I hit the bull-eyes & sometimes I miss, but what I have seen constantly despite the success or failure is GROWTH.

You can review a couple of my previous posts on personal development & goal settings from the links below

According to Michael, there are 5 proven strategies to overcome goal failure.

I’ll take a stab at a few now, conclude in…

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The UEFA Champions League – Welcome to Berlin 2015

The UEFA Champions League, known simply as the Champions League, is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most prestigious club competition in European football, played by the national league champion (and, for some nations, one or more runners-up) of each UEFA national association. The final of the 2012–13 tournament was the most watched UEFA Champions League final to date, as well as the most watched annual sporting event worldwide in 2013, drawing 360 million television viewers.

Introduced in 1992, the competition replaced the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, or simply European Cup, which had run since 1955, adding a group stage to the competition and allowing multiple entrants from certain countries. The pre-1992 competition was initially a straight knockout tournament open only to the champion club of each country. During the 1990s, the format was expanded, incorporating a round-robin group stage to include clubs that finished runner-up of some nation’s top level league. While most of Europe’s national leagues can still only enter their national league champion, Europe’s strongest national leagues now provide up to four teams for the competition, and will provide up to five teams from the 2015–16 season onwards. Clubs that finish next-in-line in each nation’s top level league, having not qualified for the UEFA Champions League competition, may be eligible for the next level UEFA Europa League competition.

In its present format, the UEFA Champions League begins in mid-July with three knockout qualifying rounds and a play-off round. The 10 surviving teams enter the group stage, joining 22 other teams qualified in advance. The 32 teams are drawn into eight groups of four teams and play each other in a double round-robin system. The eight group winners and eight runners-up proceed to the knockout phase that culminates with the final match in May. The winner of the UEFA Champions League qualifies for the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.

Real Madrid is the most successful club in the competition’s history, having won the tournament ten times, including its first five seasons. Spanish clubs have accumulated the highest number of victories (14 wins), followed by England and Italy (12 wins apiece). The competition has been won by 22 different clubs, 12 of which have won it more than once. Since the tournament changed name and structure in 1992, no club has managed consecutive wins; Milan were the last holders to successfully defend their title, in the 1989–90 season. The reigning champions are Real Madrid, who secured their tenth win in the competition after defeating Atlético Madrid 4–1 in the 2014 Final.

The 2015 UEFA Champions League Final will be the final match of the 2014–15 UEFA Champions League, the 60th season of Europe’s premier club football tournament organised by UEFA, and the 23rd season since it was renamed from the European Champion Clubs’ Cup to the UEFA Champions League. It will be played at the Olympiastadion in Berlin, Germany, on 6 June 2015, between Italian side Juventus and Spanish side Barcelona.

The winners will earn the right to play against the winners of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League in the 2015 UEFA Super Cup. They will also qualify to enter the semi-finals of the 2015 FIFA Club World Cup as the UEFA representative.

The Olympiastadion was announced as the venue for the final at the UEFA Executive Committee meeting in London on 23 May 2013. This will be the first European Cup/Champions League final hosted in Berlin.

The current Olympiastadion was built for the 1936 Summer Olympics in the western part of the city and formed the southern part of the Reichssportfeld (today Olympiapark Berlin). During the Second World War, the area suffered little damage. After the war, Allied military occupation used the northern part of the Reichssportfeld as its headquarters until 1949.

This will be the eighth European Cup/UEFA Champions League finals for both Juventus and Barcelona. Juventus won two of their previous finals (1985, 1996) and lost five (1973, 1983, 1997, 1998, 2003), while Barcelona won four of their previous finals (1992, 2006, 2009, 2011) and lost three (1961, 1986, 1994). Barcelona also played in six Cup Winners’ Cup finals (winning in 1979, 1982, 1989, 1997, and losing in 1969, 1991), while Juventus also played in one Cup Winners’ Cup final (winning in 1984) and four UEFA Cup finals (winning in 1977, 1990, 1993, and losing in 1995).

In their previous UEFA club competition meetings, Barcelona won 2–1 on aggregate in the 1985–86 European Cup quarter-finals and 3–2 on aggregate in the 1990–91 European Cup Winners’ Cup semi-finals, while Juventus won 3–2 on aggregate in the 2002–03 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.

Both teams may still win the treble of league, cup and Champions League titles (as of 13 May 2015, the only confirmed title is Juventus winning the 2014–15 Serie A).
Since 1985, the stadium has hosted the finals of both the DFB-Pokal and its companion women’s tournament, the Frauen DFB Pokal. The Olympiastadion hosted the Internationales Stadionfest, which also served as an IAAF Golden League event until 2010. The stadium hosted the 2009 World Championships in Athletics where Usain Bolt broke the 100m and 200m world records.

Aside from its use as an Olympic stadium, the Olympiastadion has a strong footballing tradition. Historically, it has been the home ground of Hertha BSC since 1963. It was also used for three matches at the 1974 FIFA World Cup. It was renovated ahead of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, at which it hosted six matches, including the final.

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Safe Havens!!!!

…. A must read

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Friday 13th February 2015, the Valentine groove was in the air. I was thinking about what to get my wife for the occasion on the way to the office.

As I stepped into the office, I was dragged into a discuss by two of my colleagues, on one side a man married for about 10 years & the other side a woman who is less than 6 months into her marriage. The discussion was about how ladies are mounting serious pressure on their men and how these guys are really having their plates full with pressure on all sides.

Since both of them knew I love to help in the area of marriage and my results were clear for all to see, they asked for my opinion in this matter. This is what I said:

“The stress levels in this modern age has gone through the roof. Our men…

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What are they saying? What are you hearing?

…. A lot of us have faulty “decoders” and that is why we need to renew our minds consciously, after the nature of Christ our Redeemer.

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i am actually inspired to write this post based on what happened to my wife & I last Sunday.

Sunday worship service was awesome as pastor talked generally about new dimensions ( theme of the month of March ) & specifically about taking actions, stepping out by faith to realize our destiny and purpose. My wife & I were so blessed.

When the service was over, we filled out of the church singing and dancing with enough motivation to face the week, while on the stairs a lady behind us tripped and almost fell on my wife & I, but quickly gained her balance & slightly hit us. My wife looked back, smiled and said ” Are you OK?” out of concern for this lady to be sure she was fine. The lady responded angrily saying “what do you mean am I Ok? Is that what you are suppose to…

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The Swan Story!!!

… You need to read this!!!

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I recently remembered a story I had heard a while back. As I recall, a teenage boy & his dad took a walk to the park to enjoy nature & just relax. They had a stop over at the park’s pond & as the boy looked at a couple of swans swimming across the pond he reflected out loud. He said ” Dad, I would like my life to be just like these swans, I just want to glide over the waters, things working for me easily with no stress”. The father looked at him with so much love & said “Son these swans look so graceful & majestic at the surface, but serious wheel & pedal work is going on below”.

A lot of people want the good stuff, but are not willing to put in the required work. A successful life is really a very disciplined life, like…

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… Taking giant strides successfully

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NATO stands for the North Atlantic Treaty Organization also called the North Atlantic Alliance. Its an intergovernmental military alliance based on the North Atlantic Treaty which was signed on 4 April 1949.

But I am not talking about this NATO. I  cant really remember who coined this acronym, but the NATO I’m talking about stands for ( No Action, Talk Only).This was used for anyone that is just full of words, a person that is always talking about their exploits or expertise but doesn’t have anything to show for it. No action whatsoever.

This expression came back to my mind when I got calls recently from 2 of my close pals that I regularly bounce ideas off & share dreams & visions with. The first call was from one of my best buds & former classmate. He called to let me know that the business idea we talk…

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Standing before Kings!!

…. If you can dream it,you can achieve it …

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I recently checked the sports page of BBC  and saw an article about the signing of Nigerian female football sensation Asisat Oshoala by the reigning UEFA women’s champions league winners Liverpool Ladies FC.

Asisat ( formerly of River Angels) busted into the scene during the FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup where she was voted the MVP( Most Valuable Player- golden ball) and also won the golden boot (tournament’s highest goal scorer). She continued in that path, by showing her stuff during the African Women’s Nations cup in which Nigeria’s Super Falcons won and she also took home the golden boot.

During the recent CAF awards, she won both the African Woman Footballer as well as the Young African Player of 2014 and now she is preparing for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada latter this year with the Super Falcons.

I was so pleased to read that she has now…

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