Why you should attend this coming Thursday’s workshop

This coming Thursday, February 15, 2018, @ 6: 30 pm at Marriott Marquis Washington DC, I’m going to facilitate a 2-hour workshop on the theme: Effective Communication Skills. Here are two strong reasons why you need to attend this workshop (or recommend someone) if you’re in the DC metro area.

1. The organizers. Your Ethiopian Professionals Network, known as YEP, is one of the most dynamic organizations that I personally know. I don’t usually endorse an organization just for the sake of it. I facilitated a workshop for the leadership team in 2012 or 2013 on mission, vision, branding, teamwork, and so on. I was so proud as an Ethiopian by their passion, unity of purpose, clarity, and professionalism of these young leaders. Don’t just believe my words. Because of their outstanding leadership, the organization has been growing exponentially. They have over five thousand members. Its members are diverse in profession, age group, gender, ethnicity, religion, and so on. Whether you’re new to the US or have been here for years, if your desire is to grow professionally, this is a group you have to join. You cannot grow and continue to succeed solo and without the network and support of like-minded professionals. Thus, use this opportunity to meet the leadership, its volunteers, and members. For more, check out their website: http://yepnetworks.org/

2. The theme, communication. One of my favorite motivational speakers- Les Brown said, “Communication is the number one tool to succeed in any endeavor.” Whether you are looking for a job, improve your relationships, advance on the corporate ladder, grow your business, serve and lead your community with excellence, you cannot do it without effective communication skills. You can have off the chart credential, out of this world talent and skills, and the zeal to serve, without communicating effectively, however, they are almost worthless. This is especially important to our community. Personal and professional developments are treated casually. I’ve met many talented Ethiopian professionals who overstayed in one position for years, not because they don’t have the qualification, experience, and drive; it’s due to the lack of certain soft skills like communication. I know many of you work hard and desire to succeed but hanging out with people from your profession alone is not enough. Reading textbooks of your profession alone isn’t sufficient to grow and advance in what you do. You need to invest in your personal and professional developments proactively. We need to incorporate this element in our culture. As a community, we need to develop personally and professionally constantly if our desire is to succeed individually and collectively. There is no shortcut. That was how other communities advanced, and enjoying prosperity and civilization- they developed the human potential of their people. By the way, government agencies, major corporations, and nonprofit organizations in the US that I serve as a facilitator pay thousands of dollars to arrange this kind of workshops for their staff, supervisors, managers, and executives. Now, YEP brought this to you for free. You shouldn’t miss this opportunity. If your desire is to go to the next level and continue advancing in what you do, you need to sharpen your communication ability. And, this engaging and interactive workshop empowers you to go to the next height in your communication skills. For detail, check out this Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/events/176432579752207/

Workshop on Effective Communication Skills organized by YEP

Title: Effective Communication Skills: What are they and how to improve them?

When: February 15, 2018

Where: Marriott Marquis 901 Massachusetts Ave NW Washington DC

Organizer: Your Ethiopian Professionals (YEP) Networks Webhttp://yepnetworks.org/

Facilitator: Assegid Habtewold

Description:

One of the most respected motivational speakers- Les Brown, said: “Effective communication is the number one tool to succeed in any endeavor.” More than we would like to admit, we all communicate at home, in the neighbor, work, and marketplaces.The question is whether our communication is effective or not; whether we are getting the results we’re looking for or not.

If your desire is to communicate better and get what you want and advance in life, your profession, and attain success in whatever you are doing right now, you need to attend this workshop.

In this workshop, you will learn about what are effective communication skills, what types there are and where can you apply them, and different tools you can use to improve your communication.

The facilitator of this workshop is Dr. Assegid Habtewold, the author of ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’. Effective communication is one of the soft skills that make or break your life, career, and/or business.

The 2-hr workshop also covers:

– the characteristics of extraordinary communicators;

– the critical roles active listening, non-verbal communication,

– giving and receiving proper feedback, and

– cross-cultural communication play in the 21st C work and marketplaces.

The workshop is highly interactive packed with insights, approaches, and tools, which you could immediately apply to take your communication skill to the next height.

About the facilitator:

Assegid Habtewold is an author, coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer at Success Pathways, LLC (www.successpws.com). He has written four books including ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success: 12 soft skills to master self, get along with, and lead others successfully’. He has over two decades of leadership experience and has been empowering leaders from diverse industries. He facilitates interactive workshops on soft skills and leadership themes for some government agencies, major corporations, and community organizations.

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The launch of Facebook Live for immigrants on Soft Skills

If you’re a leader, manager, or a supervisor or even a mere team member in any field, and if you’ve not read the little book ‘The One Minute Manager’, you should do it right away. “With more than two million hardcover copies in print, The One Minute Manager ranks as one of the most successful management books ever published.”

That being said, my goal here and right now is not to promote this book. I thought to share with you what the author, who is recognized as a management and leadership guru worldwide, Ken Blanchard said about Jesus. He wrote, “Everything I had ever taught or written about effective leadership during the past thirty-five years, Jesus did to perfection, beyond my ability to portray or describe. I realized that Christians have more in Jesus than just a spiritual leader; we have a practical and effective leadership model for all organizations, for all people, for all situations.” I conquer!

That is why based on my book entitled ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’, I will use Jesus as a role model and show you, in my upcoming Facebook live chats, how the 12 soft skills recognized in the book allowed Jesus to succeed in His earthly ministry more than 2000 years ago. Those of you who are interested to read the book, which is written for anyone regardless of your religious affiliation and based on a case study in one of the leading research organizations, is available on Amazon.

However, as a way of giving back to the continent I came from, Africa and my own fellow Habesha leaders, professionals, and business owners who understand English, I’ll show you how Jesus, other Biblical characters, and past and contemporary leaders from the corporate world have had these soft skills that contributed to their outstanding success.

I’ll share with you insights, stories, and most importantly, tools that can help you take your already existing soft skills to the next height. This is especially transformational to the immigrant community in the Diaspora. Your talents, gifts, intellect, hard work, and so on aren’t enough to succeed in the West. You need to develop the 12 soft skills that make or break your success in the new culture you live and work.

Remember, I wrote this book based on my experience as a trainer for some government agencies, major corporations, and non-profit organizations. These organizations pay thousands of dollars to offer workshops to their leaders, managers, supervisors, and team members on these themes. Thus, don’t miss this opportunity. It’s free.

I’ll post more updates on my facebook account before the launch of this live chat. In the meantime, I’d like to hear your suggestions. I also encourage you to share this good news with the people you know who may benefit from this program.

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Vision has no boundary (excerpt)

Below are the four grand truths about vision, which I hope encourages you to begin seeing your purpose in a picture and pursue vision-centered greatness:

  1. Unlike other creations, humanity has two sets of eyes- sight and insight
  2. As much as our physical eyes are vital to succeed in the physical world, our inner eye is critical to attaining true greatness
  3. Tapping into one’s unlimited potential is impossible if one only depends on the physical eyes
  4. True greatness comes by envisioning and actualizing one’s vision
    1. Humanity has two sets of eyes

Unlike other creations, we humans have both sight and insight. However, it is insight, not sight, that distinguishes the human race. Victor Frankl said, “Among all living things, only we humans can envision our futures and play out mental scenarios of how we will make our visions a reality.” Unfortunately, very few tapped into this innate ability. These few are the ones who achieved greatness.

We live in two distinct worlds at the same time whether we are aware of it or not. We need both sets of eyes to succeed in both. Our physical eyes guide us in the physical world while our vision empowers us to tap into the unseen world and navigate successfully in the invisible world. Iyanla Vanzant, a motivational speaker, and lawyer said it very well, “If you don’t have a vision, you are going to be stuck in what you know. And the only thing you know is what you’ve already seen.” To go beyond what we see and already know, which is very limited, we need to go beyond what we can see with our bare (naked) eyes.

The latter is the key to attain undeniable success. With your sight, you can only stumble on something that exists in the natural. With your vision, however, you create if what you need doesn’t exist. Our sight must be complemented with our insight. Sight is bound by time and space; vision isn’t! Vision has no boundary. With vision, you can transcend time and space to create the world you desire and attain undeniable greatness!

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This excerpt is taken from ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’ book pages 83 – 84.

If you haven’t yet, check out the following excerpts:

3. My conversation with Ken about purpose-oriented lifestyle
5. Is your organization purpose-oriented
6. Moses attained purpose-oriented greatness
7. Thomas Edison attained purpose-oriented greatness
8. The need to see the completion of your purpose

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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The need to see the completion of your purpose (excerpt)

Clearly seeing the completion of purpose

You may marvel and ask, why should I care about vision? I already know my purpose and pursuing it to secure a purpose-oriented greatness. Yes, a true greatness that endures is built on a worthwhile purpose as a solid foundation.

However, identifying and pursuing a purpose is the beginning of a long and protracted journey toward attaining an undeniable greatness. We shouldn’t be carried away at discovering a worthwhile purpose. We should sit down and clearly see the completion of the purpose.

‘Vision is the key to fulfilling your life’s purpose’

Myles Munroe was one of the great visionaries. He shared great insights in his book entitled ‘The Principles and Power of Vision’. In that book, he wrote, “Vision is the key to fulfilling your life’s purpose.” He was right. Vision supports the fulfillment of purpose at multiple levels:

  1. Vision to deepen understanding of the purpose

First of all, the process of visioning provides us a deeper understanding of the purpose itself. Knowing our individual purpose (and the mission of our organization) without envisioning is like being aware of the existence of a problem without knowing how to address it. Purpose shows you the:

  • Need,
  • Gap, or
  • Problem.

Visioning allows you to fully understand the need, gap, and/or problem the purpose addresses. It also empowers you to come up with strategies and approaches that enable you to:

  • Meet the need,
  • Bridge the gap, and/or
  • Solve the problem.

Purpose without vision is a handicap. With the discovery of a purpose, you just came to realize the existence of an issue, and you’re the right person (team/organization) to fix it. You need to tap into your innate ability to envision and understand the problem fully so that you could be able to address it.

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This excerpt is taken from ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’ book pages 79 – 80.

If you would like to read more about discovering and pursuing purpose, check out the following excerpts:

1. What I found out in my conversations concerning purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2701
2. The four grand truth about purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2703
3. My conversation with Ken about purpose-oriented lifestyle: http://successpws.com/?p=2707
4. About my little life and the path I have followed in the discovery and pursuit of my purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2710
5. Is your organization purpose-oriented: http://successpws.com/?p=2712

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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Thomas Edison attained purpose-oriented greatness (excerpt)

…Think about those great ones you admire. Write down the names of five of your great ones. If you take time and reflect, you could be able to find out, at least, two things in common. They:

  • Discovered their unique purpose, and
  • Willing to die for the purpose they discovered.

Let me quickly give you some diverse examples of great ones who attained purpose-oriented greatness.

2. Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison is a household name. He is known around the world for his invention of the light bulb. “Everyone agrees that he [Thomas Edison] was the greatest inventive genius who ever lived.”[i] Of course, including a patent for his Incandescing Electric Lamp, Edison held “more than 1, 000 patents for his inventions.”[ii]

Unlike Moses, Edison never claimed that God sent him to light up the world nor did he publicly declare that it was his unique purpose. Nonetheless, he had a sense of mission. While humanity was satisfied with the daylight of the sun during the daytime, and the moonlight at night, Edison burdened to brighten the world. More than any of his other inventions, Edison took the light bulb seriously as if his life was depended on it. He didn’t give up even if he failed over 1, 000 times.

Edison’s greatness was based on his invention of the light bulb. He went all-in. Repetitive failures didn’t stop him. He gave it his best. He didn’t quit until he brought the modern light bulb to the world. He achieved a purpose-oriented greatness and left a legacy that outlived him…

[i] Hart (1998). p. 190.

[ii] Biography.com (2017). Thomas Edison Biography. Retrieved on August 16, 2017, from https://www.biography.com/people/thomas-edison-9284349

This excerpt is taken from ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’ book pages 36 – 39.

If you would like to read more about discovering and pursuing purpose, check out the following excerpts:

1. What I found out in my conversations concerning purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2701
2. The four grand truth about purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2703
3. My conversation with Ken about purpose-oriented lifestyle: http://successpws.com/?p=2707
4. About my little life and the path I have followed in the discovery and pursuit of my purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2710
5. Is your organization purpose-oriented: http://successpws.com/?p=2712

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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Moses attained purpose-oriented greatness (excerpt)

…Think about those great ones you admire. Write down the names of five of your great ones. If you take time and reflect, you could be able to find out, at least, two things in common. They:

  • Discovered their unique purpose, and
  • Willing to die for the purpose they discovered.

Let me quickly give you some diverse examples of great ones who attained purpose-oriented greatness.

  1. Moses

Moses is the greatest prophet who ever lived. “Probably no person in history has been so widely admired as the great Hebrew prophet Moses.”[i] He is popular among Jews, Christians, and Muslims around the world. For that matter, the founder of Islam, Muhammad “recognized Moses as a true prophet.”[ii]

He was supposed to die the moment he took his first breath. Pharaoh issued a fatal decree. Pharaoh ordered: “Every Hebrew boy that is born you must throw into the Nile, but let every girl live.” (Exodus 1: 22)

His mother concealed him for three months, but finally, she couldn’t hide him any longer. He was weaned prematurely and thrown into a river full of deadly beasts. The daughter of Pharaoh found him and adopted him as her own son. He lived in the palace and was groomed as a prince. Unbeknownst to them, they equipped him to handle his future purpose (Exodus 2:1-25).

When he was forty, he sensed his purpose of delivering his fellow Israelites from bondage. He actually took action toward that end. He killed an Egyptian who mistreated a fellow Hebrew (Exodus 2: 12). You know the rest of the story. What he had done came out in the open. He had to flee and spend the next forty years in the wilderness.

When he was still in the desert and tending sheep, at the age of eighty, Moses was sent to deliver the Israelites from bondage. “So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” (Exodus 3: 10) This was his unique purpose.

Moses was committed to his purpose. He was willing to die for it. He confronted the leader of the then superpower country and demanded the release of Israelites. Since he discovered his purpose and demonstrated unwavering commitment to pursue it, Moses attained a purpose-oriented greatness. As a result, he became the greatest deliverer in history and left a legacy…

[i] Hart, M. H. (1998). The 100: A ranking of the most influential persons in history. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group. p. 79

[ii] Hart (1998). p. 79.

This excerpt is taken from ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’ book pages 36 – 38.

If you would like to read more about discovering and pursuing purpose, check out the following excerpts:

1. What I found out in my conversations concerning purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2701
2. The four grand truth about purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2703
3. My conversation with Ken about purpose-oriented lifestyle: http://successpws.com/?p=2707
4. About my little life and the path I have followed in the discovery and pursuit of my purpose: http://successpws.com/?p=2710
5. Is your organization purpose-oriented: http://successpws.com/?p=2712

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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Is your organization purpose-oriented? Check it out (excerpt)

Before you read the excerpt below about some of the key features of Purpose-oriented organizations and whether your organization is purpose-oriented, I encourage you to quickly read the following excerpts concerning discovering and pursuing your purpose from my new book entitled ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’.
1. What I found out in my conversations concerning purpose
2. The four grand truth about purpose
3. My conversation with Ken about purpose-oriented lifestyle
4. About my little life and the path I have followed in the discovery and pursuit of my purpose

III. Purpose-oriented organization
An organization is purpose-oriented when:
• The founders/leaders know their individual purpose.
• The organization has a unique purpose/mission.
• The organization’s motive for its formation is not just making profits, rather, a very strong cause bigger than just making money.
• It hires key team members who share its purpose and promote to key leadership positions those who are loyal to the mission.
• The organization’s brand directly reflects the mission of the organization.
• The organization’s culture serves its purpose.
• Key stakeholders, partners, and alliances commonly share the purpose of the organization.
• The main thing of the organization directly contributes toward the advancement of the mission of the organization.
• All portfolios, programs, and projects directly contribute toward the fulfillment of the mission get top priority in terms of time and resources.

All those who attained purpose-oriented greatness either formed an organization (association, business, team, etc.) or joined a purpose-oriented organization. Either way, the organization was solely dedicated to the realization of its unique mission. It had purpose-oriented leaders and hired people who shared its purpose. Mahatma Gandhi, who knew the power of establishing and running a purpose-oriented organization, said: “A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” No wonder why he altered the course of history.

Purpose-oriented employees, fulfilled at work
It is not just the top leader (s) gets fulfilled from forming and running a purpose-oriented organization. Other leaders and team members who joined the organization since they shared its purpose (mission/cause) are purpose-conscious. They too find fulfillment from their work and participation.

Let me share with you some statistics:
A 2015 research by Imperative disclosed that purpose-oriented employees are more likely to have a 20% longer expected tenure, and 65 % more likely to experience a high level of fulfillment in their work.

Deloitte’s 2014 survey “Found that focusing on purpose rather than profits builds business confidence and drives investment.” The same survey conducted in 2013 found out that “91% of respondents (executives and employees) who said their company had a strong sense of purpose also said their company had a history of strong financial performance.”

Organizations that articulated their purpose well and streamlined everything along their purpose succeeded more than those which failed to do so. A purpose-oriented organization has strong competitive advantages. It attracts loyal customers and fans who share its purpose. That is why Simon Sinek- the author of ‘Start With Why’, said: “People don’t buy what you do. They buy why you do it.”

Taken from the book ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’, page 74 – 76. You can read more about the book by click here…

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Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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Shared the risks, shifts, and sacrifices I paid in pursuit of my purpose (excerpt)

Making the shift took me more than I anticipated
Ken was curious to know my experience. With a friendly and playful manner, Ken asked: “Do you mind to share with me your story of migration?” I briefly narrated my story. “My journey began in the early 90’s back home in Ethiopia. Though I didn’t know the word purpose back then, I was convinced that my assignment in life is empowering others. Without wasting any time, I quickly began taking leadership initiatives, first a youth leader, and then became the president of the largest university students’ union. I continued to take leadership initiatives, which I thought aligned with my purpose. I made so many personality changes. I also made many shifts including my professions in order to lead a purpose-oriented lifestyle.”

I paused to see if Ken had any questions and whether what I was saying made sense to him. It looked like he was immersed in my story. I then acknowledged, “Though I had a sense of what my purpose look likes, discovering my unique purpose took me years. Back then, I didn’t know anyone close to me who was on his/her purpose. For that matter, I never heard anyone talking about it. I couldn’t find books on the subject. If I knew what I know now, it wouldn’t have taken me so long. However, more than the discovery, making the shifts in the pursuit of my purpose required lots of efforts, energy, risk-taking, and sacrifices. It also took me more time than what I anticipated initially.”

I have the scars as proof…
Ken asked some follow up questions. He was interested in the prices I paid and what I felt while I was passing through those uncertain moments. He was also wondering whether I was sure I’d make the shifts successfully and arrive where I had wanted to be and able to pursue my purpose beforehand.

He observed: “AZ, it doesn’t seem you passed through these troubles to discover and pursue your purpose.” It was visible on his face. He felt sorry for me, but at the same time, it gave him more reasons to listen to me. He realized that I wasn’t talking theoretically or from what I learned from reading. I walked the talk, and I have the scars to proof it.

Finally, Ken remarked, “I didn’t know you’ve paid these sacrifices in search of your purpose. You changed professions, left promising jobs, trimmed unproductive relationships, and refrained from taking luring leadership opportunities in order to pursue your purpose. It takes courage and endurance. My hat is off to you.”

He then pointed out, “I see now that discovering our purpose and making the shift from where we’re now to where we belong- our dream place, requires a considerable amount of effort and time but worth doing.” Ken then asked me to briefly elaborate what I mean by purpose-oriented:

  1. Life
  2. Relationships
  3. Organization (s)
  4. Leadership

I was glad to explain these concepts to Ken. I defined the terms and gave him some examples. Let me quickly recap what I shared with Ken…

Taken from the book ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’, page 70 – 72. You can read more about the book by click here…

To read the press release, click here…

If you would like to check out the Table of Content, click here…

You can order the Kindle and Print versions of the book from Amazon.

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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My conversation with Ken about purpose-oriented lifestyle (excerpt)

Ken vowed to discover his WHY
…The full benefits of purpose impressed Ken. He vowed to answer the question of “Why” for both his life and business. Though I was glad that we had come a long way, I decided to take our conversation to the next level. I emphasized that we cannot attain purpose-oriented greatness from just discovering and pursuing our purpose unless we lead a purpose-oriented lifestyle.

Making purpose the fulcrum
Ken jumped in. “I fully understand your definition of purpose and began appreciating its benefits. Nonetheless, you keep on saying purpose-oriented lifestyle. Do you mind elaborating?” “Sorry.” I apologized for not defining the term before I used it. I then explained, “Purpose-oriented lifestyle is attained when everything we do is aligned with our purpose. When our life, relationships, organization (s), and leadership are brought in line with our purpose. When our purpose becomes the fulcrum.”

Purpose-oriented are supper purpose conscious
“How can I tell when I become purpose-oriented?” Ken inquired. “Purpose-oriented people use their purpose as a filter. Before they allow anything into their life/organization, or before they jump into anything worthwhile, they make sure that it aligns with their purpose. They use their purpose/mission as a measuring stick. Simply put, purpose-oriented people are super purpose conscious. When you become sensitive and use your purpose as a decisive factor before involving in any major task, then, you can tell that you began a purpose-oriented lifestyle.”

Ken immediately understood what I was trying to communicate. He recapped, “If I understand you correctly, everything someone does must be in line with his purpose in life to become a purpose-oriented person.” “Correct,” I agreed…

A few discovered their purpose early in life
“By the way,” I continued, “Only a few people found out their unique purpose at the early stage of their life. These individuals aligned everything they did with their purpose. They:

  • Attended a school (s) that equipped them to pursue their purpose,
  • Grabbed jobs and opportunities that provided them some opportunities in the pursuit of their purpose,
  • Formed relationships and alliances with people who shared their cause,
  • Established businesses and organizations that contributed to pursue and fulfill their purpose, and
  • Took leadership initiatives based on their purpose and passion.”

“These individuals must be lucky. I never met anyone like that in my life. It’s almost impossible to have such a clean start.” Ken concluded. I agreed with him that very few began this rewarding journey with a clean start. I conceded, “Unfortunately, the majority of us need to make lots of shifts before we begin leading a purpose-oriented lifestyle.”

Few are leading a purpose-oriented life
I further noted, “Yes, it is hard to lead a purpose-oriented lifestyle. However, once someone discovers his purpose, it becomes natural for that person to trim those things in his life that don’t add value to the accomplishment of his purpose. Not only that, he actively and proactively looks for relationships and opportunities that align with his purpose. He only takes leadership initiatives that contribute, directly or indirectly, toward the fulfillment of his purpose.”

Ken interjected, “Still these are minorities.” I admitted that the overwhelming majority is far away from leading this kind of a lifestyle. “For many- myself included, it takes years, and in some cases decades. But, it’s doable. I encourage you to focus on yourself, and what you can do. Begin small scale. Start from limiting what you add to your life and business. For those things that have already got into your space, trimming can wait. Hold on your scissors for now.” Ken laughed loudly. And, I joined him…

Taken from the book ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’, page 67 – 70. You can read more about the book by click here…

To read the press release, click here…

If you would like to check out the Table of Content, click here…

You can order the Kindle and Print versions of the book from Amazon.

Contact the author if you’re interested him to speak at one of your future events, contact us. Tel: 703-895-4551 or email us @ assegid@successpws.com

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