5 THINGS THAT MIGHT BE HOLDING YOU BACK FROM YOUR DREAMS

A lot of times it’s not the challenges outside our lives that prevents us from stepping into our greatness, it is usually the STORIES of inadequacies we tell ourselves in our heads.

What you constantly tell yourself is as powerful as a pilots capacity to determine the destination of a plane. The internal dialogue you have with yourself in your head is what persuades or dissuades you from taking action or tucking yourself away from the awesome game of life.

The average human being talks to another human being at the rate of 120 to 150 words per minute, but internally we talk to ourselves at the rate of 300 words per minute wow! So, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN TELLING YOU! Here are the 5 ways among so many that i think people use to self sabotage themselves.

  1. FEAR OF WHAT PEOPLE WILL SAY: If you live your life waiting for the approval of certain people you will be bored. The thrill of life is in the falling, learning, and picking yourself up again.
  2. PROCRASTINATION: The ”I will do it next week” ”I will start will i get married” group of people. Follow the NIKE slogan ”JUST DO IT” The moment that idea drops in your spirit it has also dropped in the heart of another person because ideas are disembodied entities looking for human bodies to incarnate them. Execute on those ideas that God whispered into your soul.
  3. LAZINESS: Thomas Edison said, ”We often miss opportunities because it’s dressed in overalls and looks like work” A lot people have the talent and skill to step into their power but the weight of laziness will not let them be. Refuse to be lazy, get the work done.
  4.   STUPID PEOPLE: If you populate your limited time with time vampires you’re in trouble. Eliminate the wrong people from your life. You don’t have all day to achieve your mission on this side of the presence of God. ”Walk with the wise and you’ll become wise but the companion of fools will be destroyed” King Solomon said. Stop giving the wrong people access key into your life.
  5. SELF KINDNESS: Be brutal to yourself and take no bullshit from your soul. Demand more from the YOU in YOU. Be your own unkind employer, work while you’re young and your old age self will thank you.

WHY GRATITUDE MAKES YOU HEALTHY

A merry heart doth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Will you please stop worrying and complaining? yes you, the very one reading this post.

I bet you feel good, ecstatic, and perhaps will even flash a wide grin when someone says – “thank you very much” or “i am grateful” and if given the same scenario you’d shower the same level of kindness right back at them.

This is simple; whatever we reward gets repeated.

I have come to learn that as humans, whatever we focus on expands and when we focus on being grateful for the things we have, we would automatically have more things to be thankful for.

The ritual of gratitude dramatically shifts your focus and energy from what you seemingly don’t have to what you do have. And when the joy, happiness, and a sense of “it-ain’t-that-bad” starts brewing in the depths of your soul, you will discover your sad, depressed and unhappy state evaporate as steam.

Dr. John Maxwell once said – when there’s hope in the future, it gives you power in the present.

Now it gets better, if you imbibe a culture of gratitude, interleukin-2 and interferon are biochemicals, released into your bloodstream; two powerful combatants against kidney cancer.

Enough with the benefits of being grateful, here’s how you can start. You will need two things – arduous commitment and a journal (note-book, note-pad etc).

This is what you do; every morning you wake up, i want you to write 5 things that you are grateful for and a simple reason each for why you are grateful.

This my friends are the first steps to living a very happy life.

An excerpt from my book CREATING YOUR TOMORROW.

5 WAYS TO OVERCOME STAGE FRIGHT

Speaking in public is a skill that you can learn. Like any skill you need determination, repetition, and coaching to master it and speaking in public is no exception.

Stage fright is normal and usual, there is nothing wrong with you if you feel that fear before you make a presentation but how you handle it is what matters. As a person who speaks in public almost every week, here are my tips for overcoming stage fright

  1. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE: Rehearse your talk before your friends and family to generate feedback from them, you can also record your speech in your phone and watch or listen to yourself make the presentation this will give you the necessary feedback for a great presentation on the day of the talk.
  2. HAVE A CLEAR PURPOSE: Why are you giving the speech? Is it to: inform, instruct, warn, motivate, sell, etc. The purpose of your speech will give you courage and shift your focus away from yourself to the struggles and challenges of your audience. The only reason why you have stage fright is usually because your whole focus is about you (What will people say, How will i come across, etc) Make the focus about the value you intend to add to your audience and stage fear will disappear.
  3. GET TO THE VENUE BEFORE EVERYONE: Get to the venue early and set up your laptop, projector, or whatever you’ll need for the presentation. The other benefit is that when you arrive early you can start friendly conversations with participants before your mount the stage to talk this reduces your anxiety and helps you in making eye contact when you start talking.
  4. USE YOUR BODY: Since 55% of communication is body language, it is important that  you don’t standstill when your talk use your hands, facial expressions, and tone of voice to portray your point of view. It’s been researched that the most effective presentations are those with the most body language. Also, your body affects your emotions and your emotions affect your body. If you put your body in an emotional state of courage, the energy of fear will disappear.
  5. PRAY: I have been speaking professional for ten years, yet i still pray to God for courage and empathy before i speak. Try it, it works because God answers prayers.

3 SIMPLE HACKS TO MAKE PEOPLE LIKE YOU

We all need each other. Show me a person who doesn’t like the help, support, and inspiration of others i will show you a lonely and proud person.

Most good and bad things you will have in this world will come through a human being. Customers are people, workers are people, and investors are people. If you don’t know and understand people then, you’ll be at a disadvantage in life. So how do you increase your likability possibilities?

  1. SIMILARITY ACTIVATION:  There is an old saying that goes ”People like doing business with people that are like them.” That is very true. When you meet a person, dig, look, and spot areas  the person where you people have a common interest and zero in on that. When you do that you affirm them and make them feel comfortable around you. In the areas where you people are dissimilar creatively deemphasise or completely stay away from those especially if you’re about to close a sale.
  2. LET THEM BOAST ABOUT THEMSELVES: The favourite subject of people is themselves. Therefore, to make people like you ask them great open ended questions about themselves that allows them to talk about their accomplishments and struggles. When people talk about themselves they feel good, this is because biologically their bodies releases a hormone called ENDORPHIN the hormone that makes us feel good, they now transfer that feel good energy to feel good about you! YOU ARE NOT THE SUBJECT, THEY ARE THE SUBJECT!
  3. ANTICIPATE THEIR NEEDS: By taking action to meeting their needs before they even realise it, people feel loved, cared for, and honoured. Whose needs will you anticipate and take action on today? Is it, your boss, your spouse, your pastor, your father, or your Mother.

In conclusion, it’s expedient that you get people to like you. The more people like you the higher your chances for success.

3 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE IN NIGERIA

Millions of Nigerians are onboarding online on a regular basis. The big telecom companies are noticing a surge in their income coming from the sales of data and not voice. This indicates a rise in consumers social and commercial interactions moving online.

This is an opportunity for you to promote your business, sell your products, or increase awareness for your cause. Now, there are a lot of ways to make money online but am narrowing this post to three useable ways.Here we go!

  1. PRINTIVO STORE: Right off the jump in the 3 WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE IN NIGERIA is www.printivo.com/sell# So, the other day i was driving on third mainland bridge listening to a podcast where Oluyomi Ojo one of the founders of PRINTIVO Nigeria’s online print shop, talking about a new feature in their business called printivo store. The idea is that you can create or develop a design for: T-shirt, Mugs, Phone case, Letter Head, etc. When someone likes your design and places an order for your design to be printed on their merchandise, you’ll get 15% of the order. Translation: If somebody places an order for example for T-shirts worth N100,000 you’ll instantly get N15,000.
  2. ONLINE SPONSORSHIP: If you build your blog readership, podcast listeners, Instagram followers, and youtube subscriber base you can charge companies to advertise on your page for a fee. This is one way through which i make money online
  3. PAID WHATSAPP CLASSES: Are you an expert in : baking, cooking, parenting, intimacy, the list is endless. Do you know that you can develop a how-to guide on how to do what you do, record your voice in the voice recorder in your phone, form a Whatsapp group based on your expertise and then charge people for the class. I did it with my goal setting class called RESULTS COACHING BLUEPRINT and i charged N20,000 person. Hmmm and the next one is on selling and it starts this month. .

To learn more about this register for my

SELL ANYTHING, TO ANYONE CONFERENCE IN ABUJA. October 21, 2017. If you’re         interested call 08069438614

 

ACHIEVE YOUR BUSINESS SALES GOALS

What is the problem that your product, service, or business solves for people? I believe that the power of a product is its ability to improve the lives of its users, following that train of thought- it means that the more products you sell, the more lives you get to improve and the more problems you solve.

But how can you sell if you don’t have clear business sales goals and a strategy for achieving them? As a business man and sales coach i have discovered that one of the reasons why people don’t sell much is because they’ve not defined what the finished line should look and feel like.

To assist you, here’s my formula for setting clear sales goals and achieving them

  1. PRISTINE CLARITY: For example i want to sell a lot of products in the fourth quarter of 2017 is not a clear goal. But, i want to sell products worth N10,000,000 in Q4 is a clear and inspiring goal.
  2. TRANSLATE THE GOAL: How many products or services will you have to sell to achieve your N10,000,000 goal? How many potential customers will you have to meet for you to make a sale? The next time you close a sale observe the number of people you had to call or speak to before you made that sale. Knowing that will help you form and see a pattern. For example, if you speak to ten people about your product and only two paid you cash, that means that you have a 10% sales closing ratio
  3. WRITE THE GOAL DOWN: If you have a team write the goal down in a visible place for every member of your team to see. This is because humans move in the direction of what they constantly see. Take it a step further, read the goal to yourself everyday the purpose of this activity is to programme your unconscious mind to become aware of the people and events that can help you manifest your goal.
  4. TRACK AND MEASURE THE GOAL: You cannot sustainably improve anything that you don’t track and measure. Where are you now in terms of your sales?  Whats the gap between where your sales numbers are and where you want  it to be?
  5. ACTION STEPS: You might not have the ability to control the outcome, but you can control your actions. What are the activities that you’ll need to do regularly to ensure that you hit your sales target? Phone calls, customer visits, asking for referrals, putting up content on social media etc. If you do the actions required for success, the outcome will correspond.
  6. CELEBRATE: When you achieve your sales goals- CELEBRATE!

SELL ANYTHING TO ANYONE SEMINAR

I helped someone make 22 million Naira in cumulative profit before tax..

He told me:

“Long story short!

My profit target was 28.5m in profit for the year and 1.28B in deposit for the year.

By the 3rd month after my session with Paul Foh, we didn’t just break even we made a profit of 4.5m and a deposit of 1.47b.

At exactly the 6th month. I have made a cumulate Profit before tax of 15.7m for the bank and a deposit of 1.77billion.

When i did my MPR, i had a cumulative Profit before tax of 22m Naira almost crashing my initial target of 28.5m.”

Exciting right?

What did i tell my client that helped him to smash his sales goals?

Find out at the SELL ANYTHING TO ANYONE seminar.

To register, pay N50,000 to GT Bank – Katalyst Consulting (0039025963).

It will hold at 101 Ebitu Ukiwe Jabi, Abuja by 9am on October 21, 2017.

My client who smashed his target will be there in person to share his story.

For more enquiries, you can call 08069438614 or 08170567414.

5 APPS THAT CAN MAKE YOU MORE PRODUCTIVE

This is going to be a short ONE!

On this article i want to share with you some amazing apps or applications that you can install in your phone to make you more productive and produce more results and make you 1% better than your peers.

1. EVERNOTE: Evernote is a cool note taking app and it also has a web clipper section which helps you save webpages you will like to reference on a later date but usually fail to recall.

2. JOTNOT: Jotnot is the simplest way to save a digital version of your receipts and documents. Call it your mobile scanner, this app is very handy because sometimes you fill up your bag with receipts and when it is time for your company to pay you back you can’t find them.

3. AUDIBLE: Wow! I love audible. This helps you listen to audio books on the go. Due to the busy nature of your work, you might not have the time to read paper books, audio books is your solution.

4.LASTPASS: Do you have multiple passwords for your online activities? Save some of your brain energy, and lodge them all in lastpass.

7 REASONS WHY YOU’RE NOT SELLING AND HOW TO FIX IT

Business in today’s world is intense, fierce, and throbbing with endless possibilities. 

In this world, speed of execution and the ability to sell will be critical skills of success. Some people have amazing products, services and ideas yet their bank accounts are not dancing to the sound of credit alerts.
In my capacity as Nigeria’s #1 Sales Coach to some of the biggest companies in Nigeria and as a business man with multiple businesses, I present some of reasons people are not selling.

1. THEY’RE NOT CLEAR ABOUT THE SOLUTION THEIR PRODUCT OR SERVICE OFFERS: You must realize that sales is about convincing or persuading a person to believe that what you have to offer is of more VALUE to them than the money in their pockets or purses at the time. So ask your customers questions so you can uncover their problems then use your product as a solution to their problems.

2. THEY HAVE VERY FEW PROSPECTS IN THEIR SALES FUNNEL: Sales is a game of numbers. The more prospective customers you’re talking to about buying from you the higher the possibility or probability of a few of them converting into paying customers. So, the solution is fill your pipeline with loads of prospects.

3. THEY DON’T FOLLOW UP REGULARLY: Do you know that 80% of sales are lost due to a lack of follow up? I am currently doing sales training for a company and i followed up on them for two years. The solution is never give up, systematically follow up on the clients that have promised you business.

4. THEY DON’T READ AND STUDY HUMAN BEHAVIOR: Sales is 80% psychology and 20% mechanics. To some extent you can predict the behavior of people. Read up about rapport building, read up about the laws of influence. Build your skill base. Instead of watching TV read. Out-read your competitors.

5. THEY DON’T HAVE A STRONG REASON TO SUCCEED: ”It is only when we are stirred by a great demand, an insistent necessity that we accomplish the sort of things that make us proud of our humanity”  – Bruce Barton
The reason why you’re not selling is perhaps because you’re selfish!
For if your success in business is tied to your children doing well or your success is tied to the hospital bill of a person dear to you, then your drive will be on steroid. Have a compelling reason for success and trust me you will find a way to sell.

6. YOU’RE NOT ASKING FOR REFERRALS:  Most of your money is in the hands of your current customers and the people they know. When was the last time you asked your current customers to refer you to people in their circle of influence? ASK! and you will receive people are willing to help you succeed.

7. YOU DON’T HAVE CLEAR SALES GOALS: Set clear sales goals. ”I want to make a lot of money” Is not a clear goal. ”I want to make N5,000,000 by September 30, 2017” Is a clear goal. The clearer you goal the more momentum you will generate to achieve it.

 

15 SIMPLE WAYS TO SPEAK WELL IN PUBLIC

Speaking is a dream of many people. There’s nothing quite like the incredible rush you feel when you get onstage in front of a group of people who are eagerly awaiting your every word is appealing. The impact and income are also great motivators.

Public speaking is something that is either incredibly terrifying or incredibly fascinating to most people, but once most people get a taste of it, they can’t wait to do it again.

For nearly a decade now, I’ve made my living as a professional speaker and trainer. I’ve given literally hundreds of presentations for thousands and thousands of people.

How do I actually get to learn how to speak?

Well I’m glad you asked, I introduce to you  15 Simple Ways to Speak Well In Public Seminar.

The overall goal of this professional seminar will be to empower the participants to gain “effectiveness” and “confidence” in their ability to deal with their respective audiences at various seminars, speeches and conferences.

As a target oriented coach, a virtuoso at personal effectiveness and a NLP certified professional, I will access and begin work relative to what is needed or missing in your skills or approach. Conquering basic anxieties about speaking like I have done for several of my previous clients by helping you understand key dynamics when speaking in front of groups.

These are some of the topics that will be dealt with in distinction and will be covered in depth:

Stage Fright & Relaxation Techniques

Communication Components

Public Presence

Audience Relationship and Participation

Effective Stage Management

Establishing Credibility

Style & Delivery

Image, Poise, Appearance and lots more.

This is what some of our satisfied previous clients said:

“Learning from you was a thrill… you super motivated me, I knew I had to stay and hear you again for the second session”

Oyewummi Ayodeji, Talent Base

“Paul Foh, your passion is contagious”

DR E.A. Bako, GGM NNPC Medical

To register Pay N40,000 now into GT Bank -0039025963, Katalyst Consulting.

Seminar Date : September 23, 2017.