do you believe in serendipity? I DO! Serendipity is the act of finding something valuable when you’re not looking for it. For you to find your ‘SOMETHING’ when you’re not looking for it, you must have PLANTED IT into your mind as a thought repeated constantly.
A while back i desired a cool floor lamp for my living room (My love for design and beautiful things is another matter) So i got pictures of the floor lamp i wanted and stared at it as often as i could.
Then I was invited in July 7, 2017 to speak at the FEDx SME 1,000 conference on my favorite subject- SALES AND MARKETING. When i was through, they gave me my cheque and as my staff was packing my stuff to the car they said ”Ha, Mr. Foh we get one small package for you oh” They gave me a small carton and i said thanks.
When i got home that night, i unpacked it with the help of my sons and BOOM! Enclosed was the floor lamp that i had been envisioning (That is the floor lamp sitting in my living room in this blogpost) SERENDIPITY! LAW OF ATTRACTION! Call it whatever.
The lesson here is be careful what you desire, for you can really attract into your life and reality what you constantly dream of.
In January 2017, a McKinsey & Company study found that about 30% of tasks in 60% of occupations could be computerized. Last year, the Bank of England’s chief economist said that 80m US and 15m UK jobs might be taken over by robots.
The picture you see is a car factory powered by only ROBOTS instead of people.
The least safe jobs are now jobs such as Telemarketers, Loan officer, Cashier, Paralegal and Legal assistant, Taxi driver, Fast food cook etc.
The safest jobs are jobs such as Mental health and Substance abuse Social workers, Occupational Therapist, Dietitian and Nutritionist, Physician and Surgeons, Clergy etc.
The difference between them is that while the least safe jobs are purely “technical”, the safe jobs are “skilled and knowledge” based.
Una ey hear me so!!! Make una dey read o. THE MACHINES ARE COMING FOR OUR JOBS.
The robots are coming for us, don’t stop learning to up skill yourself.
You can EFFORTLESSLY close every deal you propose… I would like to show you how I closed the sale to coach 14,000 salespeople for jumia.com and how I also helped the sales team of a Job site raise their sales by 7 figures In 30 days.
In my seminar called SELL LIKE A BOSS LADY.
You Will learn,
1. How to overcome the fear of selling.
2. How to present your products or services in a compelling way.
3. How to close the sale.
4. How to sell on social media.
5. How to position yourself as an expert.
6. The laws of influence and persuasion.
7. How to handle buyer objections.
8. How to use NLP (Neuro Linguistics Programming) to put yourself in an empowering mental state before you sell.
9. The power of questions and how to use them to sell and close sales. Venue: Simply African Place 19 Fola Osibo Road Lekki Phase 1.
Date: July 22, 2017.
Time: 9am to 4pm.
Fee: N30,000 Per person. Plus a 5 days post-seminar coaching.
How To Register:
PS: it’s open to Everyone.
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Becoming extraordinary is a choice. We are all extraordinary people, but only a few of us push, force, and propel ourselves to the destination called extraordinary. Here are a few ways to stay extraordinary
- They have big and audacious dreams
- They take massive action in the direction of their dreams
- They take personal responsibility for their lives
- They don’t blame other people for the failure of any aspect of their lives
- They take reading books and personal development seriously
- The outwork their staff
- They don’t give up
- They reframe failure as lesson learnt, and not the end of the road
- They associate with winners
- They have clear and specific goals they they’re always chasing
- They prepare before opportunities show up
- The surround themselves with people that are smarter than them
- They are never to scared to ask for what they want
- They stay fit like an athlete
- They plan their week, month, and year on paper before it starts
- They believe in themselves unrepentantly
- They are the #1 sales people of their projects
- They protect their reputation
- They have multiple streams of income
- They give and help other people
- They protect their focus and fight distraction
Conversation and communication is the life blood of business. To win in sales, prepare questions you’ll ask a customer before you meet them, not what you’re going to tell them.
For questions put you in charge of the conversation and questions uncover buyer needs, when needs are uncovered selling becomes easier.
I wanted to call this article HOW TO WIN YOUR PERSONAL JIHAD. To avoid any religious conversations i withdrew.
However do you know that the word ‘JIHAD’ comes from the Arabic word for ‘STRUGGLE’ Its a struggle against external oppressors that lead to violent JIHADS, Lets flip the script and have YOUR OWN INTERNAL JIHAD.
You have within your soul, your internal oppressors such as: LAZINESS, PROCRASTINATION, FEAR, LOW SELF BELIEF, JEALOUSY, AND A LACK OF ACTION. These oppressors prevent and oppress you from doing the things that can help you become all that you can be.
Some of you don’t stick to your exercise plan due to laziness and excuses, some of you don’t take massive action in the direction of your hopes due to procrastination i call them the ”I WILL DO IT TOMORROW’ People.
King Solomon said in Proverbs 16:32 ”He who rules his spirit has won a greater victory than taking a city”
Lao-tzu reminds us ” Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is power”
Buddha says ”One who conquers himself is greater than another who conquers a thousand men on the battlefield”
My submission- START IS JIHAD, AGAINST ALL THE HABITS AND TENDENCIES THAT TEND TO LIMIT YOU FROM EMBARKING ON YOUR HEROIC JOURNEY THROUGH THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE THAT GOD HAS BLESSED YOU WITH.
In my RESULTS COACHING BLUEPRINT i match my clients with others clients as accountability partners, so lets say, you have agreed with your accountability partner that you’ll workout for 15 minutes four times a week. If you don’t do it with evidence you’ll pay me N10,000. Sometimes all you need is a system of accountability to fight your personal JIHAD.
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John Wooden an American basketball coach won 10 championships in 12 years for UCLA. He is a celebrated basketball legend.
John Wooden’s principles and ethos of coaching can be used in real life to improve our lives and work. One of the things John told his players is that were are not going to do anything fancy, however ”We will BE GREAT AT THE FUNDAMENTALS.” The word ‘Fundamental’ means a central or primary principle in which something is based.
During practice the first thing John Wooden does is he teaches his players how to wear their socks the right way! D’oh, Like who does that? Well Johns theory is that, if a player wears his socks the wrong way he will get blisters and the blisters will lead to missed practice, and missed practice will lead to poor performances during games which ultimately leads to a loss of the championship. WOW!
In life your blisters could come in the form of: depression, lack of passion, low appraisal at work, bad relationship with your spouse, etc. Maybe what is causing you to have those blisters is because you have stopped practicing your personal fundamentals such as
Prayers in the morning, exercise, journaling, gratitude, fasting, spending time in worship, etc Basically fundamentals are those things that you do to put in an empowering state of mind before you face the world.
Usually when people have blisters they resort to negative coping styles life: over eating, excessive watching of TV, alcohol, drugs, excessive sex, etc. Those things will not get to the root.
GO BACK TO YOUR FUNDAMENTALS, AND START WINNING YOUR LIFE CHAMPIONSHIPS