Make a difference through INNOVATION

innovation_light_bulbsA few Sundays ago, I walked into an outlet Aleda Dolce- of one of the premium ice cream brands in the city of Port Harcourt, with my boss and a colleague.

As I kept on admiring their beautiful outlet and watched as they made their ice cream and attended to various customers, the CEO specifically came to our table, to make offers to us and brandish their unique products.

She offered my boss who was her special guest the very unique “banana split” package, while I and my colleague got their special “red velvet cake roll” package, then she took some time to explain the different making processes of their ice cream and some of their advantages as we ate and enjoyed the lovely tastes of our ice cream.

Furthermore, as we applauded the unique packages of Aleda Dolce, I whispered to my boss and colleague: “Innovation made the difference”.

I realized that through innovation, they had grown their brand from the regular ice cream to something new, something more and something better- this is what innovation does!

Innovation is not complex.

Innovation adds value to what has been and ensures the continuous success of a person, place, thing and organization.

You too can master the art of innovation and use it to advance your personal and corporate brand for maximum productivity.

It’s time to add value and make a difference through innovation!

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Will you also be Left Behind?

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In the course of the week, I had the need to send various items via courier to their destinations and after weighing several options, I decided to try out the services of two of the big players in the courier industry.

So I walked into an outlet of the first, I quickly observed their organization, their cheerful welcome and how with the aid of technology they ensured quicker service to their customers and when I was done, they thanked me for choosing their services.

Then I moved to the outlet of the second player and immediately noticed their lack of organization, poor customer service and i spent more time there because they had to do manual service, instead of working with the aid of technology to save time. When I was done, I walked out of their office with one cool and simple decision- Never to come back there!

Then I realized that indeed you don’t need to move backward to become irrelevant, you only need to stop moving forward and the world would leave you behind.

The moment you stop moving forward, you are left behind, you start to lose essence and value and end up in the quagmire called irrelevance.

In this age, technology has changed a lot in various spheres of life and we must take advantage of this in order to advance.

So will you advance or be left behind?

The choice is yours!

 

 

Earn $30billion and more as a VOLUNTEER!!!

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I grew up imbibing a heart of service and I know how to maximize every opportunity I have to serve.

This has led me to severally volunteer my time, energy and other resources in service to God and to other people’s vision because I strongly believe that what you make happen for others, God will make happen for you.

In one of my recent opportunities as a volunteer, I was privileged to meet and serve some of my most admired role models that I have followed from a distance for about 10 years and in the place of service, I got direct access to them all. Wow!

As I sat around them,  walked around with then and talk with them, I was inspired, humbled and fired up. Indeed he who walks with the wise, will be wise…

With a heart so thankful for this opportunity, I began to glean numerous lessons from my experience as a volunteer, some of which are in areas of Leadership, Team work, Diligence,  Passion, Excellence, Character, Capacity, Understanding, Tolerance, Self Discipline, to mention but a few.

While I’m so grateful for the privilege to serve and for the access I got through service which is worth more than $30billion, I also realize that it is my responsibility to work diligently, leveraging on my access in order to convert my $30billion from an invisible realm into the visible realm with undeniable proofs.

In addition to access, I also got an impartation of grace and the blessings of my role models. The gains of service are truly inestimable!

Do you also want $30billion and more?

Let’s serve God and humanity together!

 

Smash all your targets!!!

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One of the many reasons why most people achieve much in life and many others achieve little or nothing is FOCUS or the lack of it!

Because there are billions of information competing for your attention per time, successful people have learnt to FOCUS, in order to hit their target.

Successful people FOCUS on their vision.

Your FOCUS must never be empty, but your vision must become your target.

To build a perfect FOCUS, you need to define priority and stay on it until success is achieved.

Note that whatever is not your priority is a distraction, so FOCUS on your priority, feed your FOCUS and starve your distractions.

That way, you become intentional and deliberate about your life and your success, giving no place to those distractions that impede your progress and productivity.

Therefore with FOCUS, diligence and skillfulness, you can smash all your targets!

 

 

 

 

 

Get Paid for your excuses!

Paid StampSo I walked into this shoe shop, strategically located at a very busy junction in the city of Port Harcourt and a young man approached and welcomed me as I looked through the racks to feed my eyes and select what was fitting to me.

As I continued to make choices on what shoe to pick, another young man (the shop owner) walked up to me with an amazing smile, signaling with his hands and expressing how nice the shoe I picked was, so I asked him a question for bargaining purposes because I noticed the first guy had left the shop, and I got the shock of my life-

He was vocally impaired, in other words he was dumb!

So using his fingers and keenly observing my lips as I spoke and also the signaling of my hands, we agreed on a price and I made payments.

As I walked out of that shop, imaginations filled my heart as I reminisced on my experience there, then it dawned on me that the “dumb” young man who owned the shop refused to limit himself by his impairment, rather he chose to challenge his weakness, leverage on his strength to maximize opportunities and build his passion.

I also realized that people who love to give excuses get paid for them, as well as people who look for opportunities to produce results.

You must also note that excuses are good reasons for bad results!

While excuses pay you with failure and no achievement, opportunities on the other hand pays you with great results, success and accomplishments.

Which payment do you want to receive?

Choose!

 

 

 

Journey to Nowhere

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So in course of our conversation, I asked the young lady:

What would you do, if you board a bus to Lagos and halfway you discover that everyone in the bus you’re in is headed to Calabar instead of Lagos?

She answered with a confident smile: Well….. I’ll just go along with them to Calabar…

Now this explains why many people end up ‘Nowhere’ in life.

It also dawned on me that a person who is going somewhere and knows where he is going can’t be seen everywhere and certainly can’t end up ‘Nowhere’.

These are some signs of a journey to ‘Nowhere’:

  1. When you don’t have a sense purpose, vision, order and direction.
  2. When you are always surrounded by people going nowhere.
  3. When you doubt your own future.
  4. When your life is void of faith and focus and you don’t believe in yourself.
  5. When you lack self discipline and you consciously and consistently imbibe wrong habits.
  6. When your thoughts are consistently negative and you choose to live in the past.
  7. When you despise learning and refuse to improve yourself.
  8. When you fail to plan and prepare for the future.
  9. When your mind is crowded by limiting beliefs.
  10. When you quickly accept defeat and easily give up.

Now, you need to critically examine your life and journey and ensure you’re on the right path and with the right company, because those who do ‘Nothing’ wants you to do it with them and those going ‘Nowhere’ wants you to go along with them.

#Rethink!

 

Here’s one way to save time…

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So I decided to feed my eyes by looking sideways and enjoy the music from the car stereo as I rode in a cab along the streets of Port Harcourt, when I saw an advert banner from one of the popular banks, hanging on the streetlight pole along the way with an amazing caption that read:

“Open an account in 4 minutes”

Wow! They were showcasing their new instant account platform by which an account opening process takes just 4 minutes—

Unbelievable!

Now here’s their secret: They’re leveraging on technology to innovate their processes, save time and add value to their services.

And as I thought on these, it dawned on me that in this age, people (including me) will prefer “speed and accuracy” to “slow and steady” in order to gain a fair advantage of time.

So, it behoves on everyone to leverage on technology (which is not complex), to innovate their processes, their products and services, to add value, attract the right people and propel growth and profitability.

With technology, you can do it faster, save time and still get it correctly.

  • Speed and accuracy or Slow and steady…

You choose!