I’m Coming Back!

imcomingback4Donald Trump can be controversial. The American billionaire businessman had filed for corporate bankruptcy four times (he’s never filed for personal bankruptcy). He survived every single one and came out on top. That’s tenacity!

They say that when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. What if you want apple juice instead? Then I say: when life hands you lemons, sell them and buy apple juice. There’s always a way around obstacles.

In life, there are times when you’re down for the count. At such times, we often think it’s all over. That’s when we’re faced with the options: do we give up or fight?

Every time I suffer a bitter loss, I mourn it, nurse my wounds and learn my lessons then go back to the drawing board to re-strategize.

I love come backs! The wins are sweeter, bigger and better – I think. As a leader, you may not get it right the first time. That doesn’t mean you’ll never get it. The renowned motivational speaker, Les Brown, says it this way, “it’s not over, until I win”.

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Fuel

fuelInspire! That’s the leader’s first job; to influence others to act. Celine Dion was inspired by Michael Jackson to learn the English language. Action is the proof of inspiration.

In the simplest forms, we influence each other. However, what’s powerful is when inspiration occurs on purpose. It is the consciousness that you have a gift that can give others the required push into greatness.

Some years ago I read, The Making of an American Capitalist, Warren Buffet’s biography by Roger Lowenstein. It opened up an aspect of me that I didn’t know existed. The book called out the businessman in me.

Someone is waiting to be inspired by you on purpose. Guess what? Who you are right now is enough. You have something that can be a positive catalyst for another’s success. Just release it; give it away. It may not look significant to you, but for someone, it’s the key to the next level. Don’t hold back!