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Friday, September 28, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

TO BUILD A NATION

TO BUILD A NATION

You only need two things to build a nation; to fear God and to love your neighbor.

Allan

 

Sunday, September 23, 2012

MAKE UP YOUR MIND

MAKE UP YOUR MIND

In the beginning, it is hard to believe. In the middle it is hard to stay. In the end, it is hard to leave.

Allan

Saturday, September 22, 2012

GO TO THE SEMINAR

GO TO THE SEMINAR

There are two ways to learn anything; the hard way and the easy way. You can learn them with regret or without regret. You can learn them yourself or you can go to the seminar. The choice is always yours.

Allan

Friday, September 21, 2012

I BOUGHT A CAR

I BOUGHT A CAR

My friend was so excited when she bought her first car. I rejoiced with her and told her that she now had the keys to the world. Two weeks later, I met her at the bus stop looking sad, ashamed and a little surprised to see me. When I asked about the car, she broke into tears. I was taken aback until I listened to her story...

"I am so disappointed. I was hoping the car would drive me all around town. I thought that I would be able to show off to all my friends and give people rides. And I really thought it would make a difference in my life, but it just sits there doing nothing".

Do you feel the same way about your college diploma, your job, your spouse, your family or whatever it is you thought would make you happy or rich? Do you really expect it to drive you everywhere you want? Are you disappointed that it doesn't?

Allan

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

I HAVE A HUNDRED CHILDREN

I HAVE A HUNDRED CHILDREN

When I think of my children, I think of people that depend on me. When I think of people who depend on me I think of pupils, parents and participants on my programs. I think of all the people I work with and work for. They depend on me to give them value for their time and money.  I think of all the people who read and hear my name, who make life decisions based on what I say. And now I realize that I owe them much, much more than they owe me. I feel the cry of a thousand children and the weight of one who has a heart but only two hands. However, I am glad I have realized this before judgment because I have already put in an appeal for mercy and forgiveness on that day. It will not only be about how I cared for my children, but whether I cared for all the people, God placed in my care.

Allan

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Ethics

Ethics: Why you do, what you do is either good or evil.

Friday, September 14, 2012

TEACHING AND LEARNING

TEACHING AND LEARNING

Teaching is an inefficient form of education. Learning is more effective.

Allan

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Of Education & Training

A lot of people are educated; a precious few are trained.

Allan

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

HOW TO GET A CHARACTER DIPLOMA

HOW TO GET A CHARACTER DIPLOMA

To get a diploma takes an hour in an exam room; to get character takes a life of self-examination.

 Allan

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

LEADERSHIP ENTERTAINMENT

LEADERSHIP ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainers give people what they want. Leaders get people what they need.

Allan

Monday, September 10, 2012

ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUCCESS

ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUCCESS

Be grateful for any success you achieve in life. It is hardly due to your efforts that everything turned out well for you. Your success is due to many factors far beyond your control. Paying school fees does not make a child learn. Neither does the child's own effort make them a success.  Learning is due to good health, a good night's sleep, a classroom, a teacher, a mother and father, weather, safety on the roads  and many more things that are far more important to their success, no matter how clever the child may be.

Allan

 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

LITTLE KNOWLEDGE

LITTLE KNOWLEDGE

Little knowledge is dangerous. Very little knowledge is very dangerous. A complete lack of knowledge is suicidal.

Allan

 

Saturday, September 8, 2012

LIVE FOR SOMETHING

LIVE FOR SOMETHING

Crafting a vision, a common idea. Believing in that idea and living to see it fulfilled is a very powerful creative force. If you live for nothing. Nothing happens. If you live for something, it begins to take shape. If you can hold on to a dream long enough to wake up and make it a reality, you will achieve a purpose and a plan awesome to unfold. When all is told, you will be a hero, but more so, you will have achieved what many hope for but never find; purpose in life. There is no greater honor for which you will leave this world than to have lived for something.

Allan

 

Friday, September 7, 2012

IS YOURS A CAREER OR A CALLING

Yesterday I spoke to a CEO who makes a clear distinction between a career and a calling, and between a job and work. One of the reasons for his company's huge success it that staff identify with higher values and a deeper ethos than required for mere employment. Indeed "values" is much more than "religion". Religion only interprets values, but values are displayed in characteristic behavior.

If you are having challenges in your work perhaps you need to examine whether you simply have a job or whether you have a calling to work. If yours is just a job, this CEO advises that you return the work tools and leave peacefully before you are called to account for your attitude and (poor) performance.

In other words, a job is never about, "me and what I can get out of it" but rather it is about, "others and what I can do for them". The moment your feelings change from the latter to the former you have regressed from a calling into a career. A career is short term a calling is forever.

Allan

 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO

DO YOU LOVE WHAT YOU DO

If you have to be paid to do what you do, you are the company of the most miserable of men.

Allan

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

of LEADERSHIP & LAW

LEADERSHIP & LAW

It is no longer meaningful to talk about leadership as a general subject. It should be defined in terms of type, form, substance and purpose. Like the various forms of law, its benefits must be explicit and specific.

Allan

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

PERSIST: NO ONE CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE

PERSIST: NO ONE CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE

Persistence makes heroes of both cowards and those with courage. Persist no one will know the difference. It is victory that makes heroes.

Allan

Monday, September 3, 2012

BANK ON YOUR DETERMINATION

You can bank on determination because it levels mountains and will never render you bankrupt.Only you can empty the account.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

VIOLENCE & RELIGION

VIOLENCE & RELIGION

Violence is not a religious virtue. It judges and executes it's would be converts.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

TRANSFORM YOURSELF

TRANSFORM YOURSELF

Transformation is not a moment; it is a momentum. Something that had stopped is now moving. It is not a state of being it is a continuing pace. This is a hard thing to start up in an organization and all too easy to lose as a person. Most organizations have never really begun and only some people think about it. Most of us, believe it or not, are quite comfortable with what we are; otherwise, we would have done something about it a long time ago.

Allan

 

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