Maximize Opportunities!

opportunities-660x400There are losses, storms pains in life. But there are opportunities too! They are all over the place, all around us, for all of us. We need to learn to progressively “make the most of every opportunity”, “make the best use of the time” (on earth, at work, etc), “take advantage of every opportunity” and “redeem (Greek ‘exagorazo’ – buy back) the time (kairos)” that is already lost. Sweat a little more. Plan a little more. Strategize a little more.

Do you know that you’re personally accountable for every opportunity opportuuuuyou utilize or lose. Life is such that we’re accountable for our actions and inaction. Helen Steiner Rice once said, “Time is not measured by the years we live, but the deeds we do and the joys we give.”

To give much joy to yourself, the people around you, and the generations to come, start to utilize – in fact MAXIMIZE – your opportunities. Here are just 7 ways how:

  1. opportunities-open-doors1. Stop excuses; take action. “Make the best use of your time despite all the difficulties of these days.”
  2. Utilize every day well: “Instead of counting your days, make your days count.” Today is the only cash you have. Use it wisely.
  3. Stop spending time; start investing it. Invest your time where there is a high ROI (Return On Investment) – on things with eternal significance.
  4. Put in more than 100%! “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might for there is no work down there in the grave where you are going!”
  5. Act with a sense of urgency: “Grab every opportunity that presents itself.” Like H.E. David Son Of Jesse prayed (Book of Psalm 90:12), pray thus: “Teach me to number my our days that I may act with a heart of wisdom”
  6. Begin here and now: Where you are is your place of power. Do not wait for a larger opportunity or anotherOpportunities2 job elsewhere. Whatever you plan to do tomorrow can’t compensate for what you are not doing today. So, just begin from wherever you are NOW… and build momentum going forward.
  7. Keep your eyes open! Don’t let any moment pass you by without utilizing it. Listen to relevant Radio stations, TV programs, Newspapers, etc and keep informed on the available opportunities (Of course you can CREATE your own opportunities too. You do not have to wait for whatever is already clear, vivid and public!)

Starting Point:

Maximize the following opportunities:

  1. Your Mind: Let your way of thinking be supportive, positive and constructive.
  2. Your Relationships: Let the way you deal with people be not manipulative and exploitative but profitable, opportunityyyyyvalue-adding and progress-producing.
  3. Your Talents and gifts: Your gift is what makes room for you and sits you with great men and women – and makes you one of them too! Maximize your natural endowments and God-given abilities that come easily to you. Discover, develop and deploy them.

We are not here forever. Let’s make the best of every opportunity.

Kindly let me know what you think… as you maximize your opportunities!

 

Samuel A. Bakutana

“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”

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Samuel A. Bakutana is Africa’s foremost Leadership, Business and Education Consultant; Inspirational Key-note Speaker; and Personal Development Author of 9 books. As a regular Inspirational Keynote Public Speaker on national and international platforms, he delivered 98 electrifying talks in 2012, 164 in 2013, 191 in 2014, 171 in 2015, and he already given more than 75 inspirational, high-impact presentations between January and May 2016 to a diversity of result-oriented audiences in public and private sectors – e.g. faith centres, education institutions, government, multi-national NGOs, etc!

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Succeed Today: 10 Keys from a Hen!

Why do some people succeed while others languish in unsuccessful living – whatever success means to you? Many reasons! Major among them: REFUSAL TO PAY THE PRICE, not doing “all it takes” to achieve that success. If you do not pay the price for the product you want, you won’t get it indeed.

But do you know that the success keys are found in the simplest of places? Today, we will go to the poultry house and learn a thing or two. I received these lessons from a friend who got them from another who had got them from another too! To succeed, learn the 10 lessons from a HEN:

 

eggs1- She first lays enough eggs before sitting on them. That is GOOD PLANNING. If you fail to plan, you have planned to fail. (It’s like those who do not vote; they have voted because it is the same as saying: Whoever you vote for will be my choice too!)

2- When she starts sitting on her eggs, she minimizes movement. That is DISCIPLINE. So, discipline yourself so the world won’t need to. Allow the pain of discipline so that you won’t go through the pain of regret.

eggs23 – She physically loses weight while sitting on her eggs due to decreased feeding. That is SACRIFICE and SELF DENIAL. You have to give up something in order to go up somewhere.

4 – She can sit on eggs from another hen. That is INDISCRIMINATE and GENEROUS. To achieve as many of your dreams as possible, help as many people as possible to achieve as many of their own dreams as possible.

eggs4---hen-incubating-eggs-300x2365 – She sits on her eggs for 21 days, patiently waiting and even if they don’t hatch she will still lay eggs again. That is FAITH, HOPE and COURAGE. Without faith, you cannot please the Creator. Without hope, you are not alive. Without courage, you will die many times before your actual death.

6 – She detects unfertilized eggs and rolls them out. That is SENSITIVE and DISCERNING. Know when the donkey has died and don’t keep hitting it to move forward!

eggs6---hen-and-chick7 – She abandons the rotten eggs and starts caring for the hatched chicks even if it is only one. That is WISE, CONSCIOUS and REALISTIC. Focus on things and activities that have a high return on your investment.

8 – No one can touch her chick. That is PROTECTIVE LOVE. If you just neglect your treasures, you will lose them. Whatever you do not protect and/or manage, you lose.

9 – She gathers all her Chicks together. That is UNITY of PURPOSE. Where there is unity, a blessing is commanded. Be internally united and externally harmonious. I know that without a vision, people perish but without people, the vision also perishes. Unite.

eggs810 – She doesn’t abandon her chicks before they mature. That is MENTORING Live your dreams, one day they shall hatch and you shall see them grow. Whose hand are you holding? Multiply your impact in the lives of others. That is eternal.

 

 

Kindly let me know what you think… Succeed TODAY!

 

 

Samuel A. Bakutana

“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”

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Samuel A. Bakutana is Africa’s foremost Leadership, Business and Education Consultant; Inspirational Key-note Speaker; and Personal Development Author of 9 books. As a regular Inspirational Keynote Public Speaker on national and international platforms, he delivered 98 electrifying talks in 2012, 164 in 2013, 191 in 2014, 171 in 2015, and he already given more than 18 inspirational, high-impact presentations by end of January 2016 to a diversity of result-oriented audiences in public and private sectors – e.g. faith centres, education institutions, government, multi-national NGOs, etc!

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Be Different and Stand Out Today As a Leader

stand out5Why on earth would you want to always BE LIKE OTHERS when you were created to STAND OUT and BE EXCEPTIONAL? While some people keep their minds dampened with wrong information, there’s another team of amazing human beings who know that there is a future that belongs to them and a ‘today’ to take them there. And whatever it is they pursue, they know that TIME is of a great essence (Ecclesiastes 3:1-6, 11). Allow me, therefore, today, to remind us to join that team, stand out differently, and doing the following promptly for us to have a firm grip at success:stand-out-from-the-crowd-4-apples

  1. While others sleep endlessly and snore loudly, wake up quickly and go to make things happen excellently – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are result-oriented early birds.
  2. While others do the JOB that enslaves them daily, do the WORK that liberates you fully – TODAY! Reason: Leaders are purpose-driven performers.
  3. stand-out3While others complain bitterly about almost everything around them, be thankful for most things in your life – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are gratitude-laden models.
  4. While others flee from every circumstances of life, fight harder and wither your storms TODAY. Reason: Leaders are persistence-filled travellers.
  5. While others idle around wondering what to do next , work hard and have real results from your efforts by the end of TODAY. Reason: Leaders are productivity-minded hard workers. stand-out-of-crowd
  6. While others hate very seriously , love very authentically – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are love-motivated cultivators.
  7. While others shout their heads off in anger , keep yours calm and composed – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are self-controlled anger-managers.
  8. While others chronically ask for unmeritted favours, perpetually give unsolicited gifts – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are condition-free givers.
  9. different2While others are filling their bodies with every type of intoxication and unhealthy foods , strengthen yours with every type of nutrient – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are health-conscious, productive consumers.
  10. While others live aimlessly and thoughtlessly , set your goals according to your life’s purpose and aim at hitting those set targets by the grace of God – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are goal-oriented dream achievers. different3
  11. While others are busy eating their time away watching too much Television , be tirelessly working on your vision TODAY. Reason: Leaders are vision-supported time maximizers.
  12. While others are shutting up at a time when they’re expected to speak up, choose to stand up and let your opinion stand out – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are confidence-rich communicators.
  13. stand-out4While others give up on their pursuits due to setbacks along the journey, keep moving forward and flying higher until you win – TODAY. Reason: Leaders are quitting-phobic winners

As you may have realized this far, the decision and determination to be different and act uniquely is the much needed recipe for your leadership success, the long-sought key to your professional progress, and the real vehicle to the summit of your transformational aspirations. stand out, unique, red pencil

So, friend, dare to be different today. Have the courage to be positively unique today. Be bold enough to stand out today. I wholeheartedly thank you for finding time to empower yourself with today.

Kindly let me know what you think and resolve about it, fellow leader.

 

Yours faithfully,

Samuel A. Bakutana

“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”

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given 133 inspiring presentations ever since the year begun (January – November 03, 2015). Follow Samuel A. Bakutana on: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samuel-A-Bakutana-Leadership-Expert-Motivational-Speaker-and-Author/563444270356475), Twitter (https://twitter.com/amutusam), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=250332707&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic), Skillpages (http://www.skillpages.com/samuel-a.bakutana) or blog (www.excellentleading.wordpress.com). To book him for your next event, send an email now to amutusam@yahoo.com or call +256782163416 for immediate feedback. You are blessed beyond measure; so fly like an eagle!

 

 

 

Better Be Good to All – Great and Small.

Today, one of my author-friends (Mr Dickson Mushabe, East African Regional Director, Dickson Mushabe2Hostalite; author of “I am Not Sorry For My Mistakes”) wrote the following on his Facebook wall:

Be nice to everyone. You will surprised at how much valuable information the cleaner at your company might have. You will surprised that your tea girl at office has some bits of the discussions from the high profile meetings that happen in the board rooms. Well, she serves them tea as they discuss. Just be nice. You never know. I have been helped by the least expected people on many occasions. I doubt I am alone.

Right Help From “Wrong” Places:

askariThat made me to think through my own life and I ascertained that he was surely not alone. Just imagine that one morning when I went to this high profile bookshop in the heart of Kampala City to check on how my book products were doing. As always, I first spent some two minutes chatting with this askari (security personnel) at the entrance. Here is the brief conversation that went on between us:

Askari: “Oh, welcome sir. So have you come to supply more copies of your book on Leadership?”
Bakutana: “No, my friend. I have only come to check on how they are actually doing.”
Askari: “No, they are finished already. There were only two copies remaining yesterday but two tall Sudanese men came and took those two copies. I thought you had actually been told to bring more copies…”
 
bookshopWell, after a little chat, I entered and talked with the “responsible” person who clicked a button here and another there on the business computer and confidently told me that they still had about 8 copies of my book unsold. I kindly implored her to come with me and we locate those copies on the shelves only to find no copy whatsoever.
 
We Better Learn Our Good Lesson:
Indeed, be good to all. You never know who will be of help the next minute. I am sure this askari did not know the details of all the books in the bookshop. But he surely was following up the books written by this other tall, dark and handsome man (“TDH” as my lovely wife calls me) who always chats with him at the entrance and sometimes leaves him with some little money just for a bottle of drinking water, etc.
I can be President
JBG: Just Be Good…
Let it be known to us today that in relationships, SMALL IS BIG. Period. All the rest are lies. Go and just be good to the great and the small. Be good to the CEO and his cleaner. Be good to the MD and her gate keeper. Be good to the Chairman and his receptionist. Be good to the President and his tea girl. Be good to the Minister and her driver. Be good to the Bishop and his herdsman. JBG: Just Be Good… Your estimation of people’s worth and ability to be of help could be the farthest from truth. The small boy you are kicking around could be the next President!
Thanks Dickson for triggering this post.
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Yours faithfully,

Samuel A. Bakutana

“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”

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Samuel A. Bakutanais Africa’s foremost Leadership, Business and Education Consultant; Inspirational Key-note Speaker; and Personal Development Author of 8 books. He gave 98 invigorating talks in 2012, 164 in 2013, 191 in 2014, and has already given 133 inspiring presentations ever since the year begun (January – November 03, 2015). Follow Samuel A. Bakutana on: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samuel-A-Bakutana-Leadership-Expert-Motivational-Speaker-and-Author/563444270356475), Twitter (https://twitter.com/amutusam), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=250332707&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic), Skillpages (http://www.skillpages.com/samuel-a.bakutana) or blog (www.excellentleading.wordpress.com). To book him for your next event, send an email now to amutusam@yahoo.com or call +256782163416 for immediate feedback. You are blessed beyond measure; so fly like an eagle!

 

Bakutana’s Letter to the Corporate Professional

Hello,

people-runningSo today – just like yesterday – you have woken up to “go to work” and do “business as usual”. You left your warm bed to go to that desk for the usual routine. You did not need to even think about it. It is now natural to you. You did it again this morning. You left the comfort (or the discomfort) of your home to return to that same place as yesterday – the place from where you earn a living, the place of your work, the place that never doubts whether you are coming to it or not. As you know, you have been given no reason as to why you should not go there. You are unfailingly expected to go there from Monday to Friday without fail – sometimes Saturday and Sunday are not spared too.

bored---Daydreaming-Thinking-Bored_iStock_000003261885XSmallWhether there is work to do or not, you just have to go. Very early, in fact. Through the torrential rain or the scorching sun. Even if the day’s work is all finished by midday, you must remain seated there with legs on the table (!!!) until a prior agreed upon time of the evening – sometimes going into the night – because that thing says so – the job description. And the whole time in between your coming and going, there is a complex consortium of tough orders and unseen disorders, your deeds and other people’s misdeeds, the use of equipment and abuse of authority – all interwoven intricately in the institutional fabric of the company’s daily routine. Well, days come and go and nothing is changing. Seasons come and seasons go, but you are still the same. Year in and year out, your life shows no improvement. You are like a pond of stagnant water instead of a river of ever flowing water.

passcardspycam_1However, you claim to love it anyway – the glossy identity card that hangs around your corporate neck like a fisherman’s noose. You say you love it – the organizational badge marvelously embroidered on your corporate shirt like a stamp of approval on a cow being taken to the abattoir. You seem to surely love it – the designation printed on the entrance into “your” well-furnished office like the ward number on a prison. You undoubtedly love it – that company car that never runs out of fuel. You even call it “yours”! Don’t you love it – the allowance? Certainly. Big enough to excite you but small enough to keep you there waiting for the next small cheque. You love representing your boss in that conference as he goes for an unspecified meeting at the golf course! Oh, how you love the sound of “your” organization’s name as you hiss it through your well trained lips during those introductions at the five-star hotel. You really love the solidarity of your professional colleagues, united by the common professional problem. Don’t you love it? Of course you do!

A group of people with a business card exchange.

The sleek business card you hand out, graphically embossed with the company logo. Oh, you deeply love it. Yet, unfortunately, you have remained the same. Look at your life and see if you have changed at all. Your bank balance has not shifted even an inch – but you love it. Your relationships have not had value added to them at all – but you love it. Your heart still feels that deep, unexplained dissatisfaction – but it seems you still love it. You still cry about the same ills day in and day out, claiming you do not mind. You still are the same apart from your age that never goes down – but you love it, anyway. Nothing has changed apart from the comprehensively fatigued body – but you love it. Do you? There is no noticeable difference apart from hoping from one office to another, from one workplace to another.

Work vs JobBut wait a minute: is it a work-place or a job-place? Eureka! I’ve got it. There now is the crux of the matter. Is your job your real life’s work? Could be, could be not. Simply put, a job is what you are being paid to do. Your work, on the other hand, is the reason why you were put on earth, the purpose for your existence, the WHY of your postponed death! Guess what: whenever purpose is not known, abuse can never be avoided. Whenever the reason is unclear, the pursuit is uninteresting. Whenever the rationale is vague, the direction is meandering. You now know why you feel like a bird freed from the cage at about 5pm and on Friday. Even if the cage is made up of gold, still it is a limiting sabotage.

caged-birdsI can hear the innocent bird crying for freedom. It wants to be released to fly – to scale the heights and land on mountain tops. I can hear it complaining every day. Complaining of overload, of stress, and of the boss’ ingratitude. Complaining of little salary, of reduced allowance, and of the workmate’s insensitivity. The bird is in the cage, in a prison, in a place of torment! Yet it seems impossible for it to fly out, impracticable to leave, unworkable to be released. After all, it is the best bird in the cage, the most experienced on the block, the most trusted of them all. So, it cannot be released. Its goodness is the reason for its bondage. Its accumulated experience is the mother of its slavery. Its professionalism is responsible for its captivity. Oh, the bird is caged.

Risk uncertainty and planning a new journey as a businessman walking on a tight rope that getets tangled and shaped as a question mark as a metaphor for confusion at the road ahead as a business concept of finding solutions to change for success.

Ask yourself serious questions and find answers

Friend, could it be the right time for you to reconsider why you again woke up this morning to “go to work”? Could it be the right time wonder why you left your bed to go to that desk again today for the routine? Could it be the right time to ask yourself why you left your home today to go to that same place as yesterday? Could it be the right time to wonder why you must go even on a day when there is no work to be done? Could it be the right time to find reason why you must keep there up to a certain time of the evening even if the day’s work is already finished by midday? Could it be the right time to come to terms with the fact that what is detailed in your job description may be far from what your life’s work was meant to be? Could it be the right time to decide that as days come and go, you will not allow seeing no change at all? Could it be the right time to refuse to see seasons come and go, leaving you still the same? Could it be the right time to be tired of a life of no improvement?

Well, happy job today as you return to that same place you have been in for all this long with no difference in your life. May the Almighty endow you with great wisdom beyond the usual, deep understanding beyond the natural and vast knowledge beyond the ordinary so that you will be able to discern the hidden treasures, see the invisible resources, and thus do the impossible tasks hitherto.

Yours faithfully,

Samuel A. Bakutana

“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”

Samuel A. Bakutana is Africa’s foremost Leadership, Business and Education Consultant; Inspirational Key-note Speaker; and Personal Development Author of 8 books. He gave 98 invigorating talks in 2012, 164 in 2013, 191 in 2014, and has already given 124 inspiring presentations ever since the year begun (January – September 03, 2015). Follow Samuel A. Bakutana on: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samuel-A-Bakutana-Leadership-Expert-Motivational-Speaker-and-Author/563444270356475), Twitter (https://twitter.com/amutusam), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=250332707&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic), Skillpages (http://www.skillpages.com/samuel-a.bakutana) or blog (www.excellentleading.wordpress.com). To book him for your next event, send an email now to amutusam@yahoo.com or call +256782163416 for immediate feedback. You are blessed beyond measure; so fly like an eagle!

The Simplest KQP-Approach to Real Success

As I write this post, today, it is July 1st. In just 8 days, my daughter Petra makes 5 years. As I calmly had a chat with my best friend – Charity K. Bakutana​ – this morning, we agreed not to talk about it until that day comes because once we talk about it in her hearing, birthday celebrations will have to begin immediately – TODAY! A huge success lesson is hidden herein as I will expose down this piece.

074In fact, yesterday, our friend Estar Chozen​ came home and asked Petra about her birthday to which she responded, “9th July.” Good enough (to me the one to foot the celebration bill!), she doesn’t know WHEN that date will be. But just after saying that, she started a movie-like imaginative narrative of what she will do on that long-awaited day: “I will get a big cake, a big knife, and a big plate. Then I will count 3 and cut it. I will put the shining thing in my head and celebrate. I have grownnnnnnnnnnn! I am no longer a baby. I am a big girl. Not so daddy?”

Of course, I had to bow and agree that she was now a big 5-year-old girl, not a baby – at least for the sake of peace in the home! Well, at the end of it all, 3 powerful lessons for a life of success pop up – lessons I have personally learnt and are happy to be practising as often as possible:

1. KNOWLEDGE: The only way not to get what you want is to keep ignorant about it. 144Blessed are the ignorant for they don’t know what they are missing! I have taught her to be a reader already and she knows very well… Just ask her the next time you meet her: “Petra what do you get when you read books?” I bet she will answer: “Power in your head!” That is it indeed! Leaders are readers and readers end up becoming leaders.
2. QUESTIONING: The best way to tickle your imagination is to face questions. Questions – whet028her from people or yourself – create a knowledge gap which triggers all the creative buds in your mind to start the process of discovery and creative thinking. Petra is heavy laden with questions. Every now and again, she has a question about everything – questions about the bulb on the ceiling, the cat in the compound, and the motorcycle by the roadside; questions about the chair in the sitting room, the pillow on the bed, and the paper bin near daddy’s study table; questions about the purple tie, the blue flask, and the white plates; questions about the big book, the tall pen, and the huge stamp. She will ask and ask and ask until you are dried up of every type, colour and size of answer! (I am only worried that school may suffocate this curiosity… but I will keep arousing it as much as I can.)
3. PASSION: The most effective way to have words flow from your mouth is to talk 592about what you love. It is like when you do what your heart enjoys; you will no longer complain about additional time, fight for a salary increase or think of going for vacation. The very work you do becomes more of a hobby and a vacation all the time. When Petra starts to dance or sing or play her guitar (she saved 36,000 and I donated 3,000 to make it 40,000 with which she bought her small beloved guitar), she does so with a height of passion that even Mt. Everest cannot rival. When she starts to write, she can show you that she is able to write with both hands at once in the same book and produce writing worth giving attention to. That is passion!

So, ask me what the formula for success is… and, while I may not give you a full equation, I can kick-start you with the “KQP Approach”:
a) – Knowledge: Be as informed in your field of interest as a woman is informed about what goes on in the home of her co-wife… and jealously yearn to get more information, for “My people perish because of lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6);
b) – Questioning: Don’t evade questions; instead face them to make your mind salivate with imagination, for listening and asking questions are two greatest hallmarks of the wise.IMG_6653
c) – Passion: Do what you are already enthusiastic about or else throw enthusiasm in what you are already doing.

And of course, when you find Petra with her dolls and everything she uses to write, read, and play, that is when you know how serious she is about her own type of success!

 

To your success,

“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”

Samuel A. Bakutana is Africa’s foremost Leadership, Business and Education Consultant; Motivational Key-note Speaker; and Personal Development Author of 8 books. He gave 98 invigorating talks in 2012, 164 in 2013, 191 in 2014, and has already given 102 inspiring presentations ever since the year begun (January – July 1, 2015). Follow Samuel A. Bakutana on: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samuel-A-Bakutana-Leadership-Expert-Motivational-Speaker-and-Author/563444270356475), Twitter (https://twitter.com/amutusam), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=250332707&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic), Skillpages (http://www.skillpages.com/samuel-a.bakutana) or blog (www.excellentleading.wordpress.com). To book him for your next event, send an email now to amutusam@yahoo.com or call +256782163416 for immediate feedback. You are blessed beyond measure; so fly like an eagle!

“I DON’T HAVE CAPITAL”

Today, I had a warm chat with one of my new-found friends – a young adult lady in her last year at the university. As I encouraged her to be enterprising, entrepreneurial and make things happen, she intimated that she had no capital to help in the venture. Well, this is what most of us say and allow to stop us from progressing.

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I thus share with you part of what I wholeheartedly shared with her:

“Capital is not ONLY money – as we have been taught to think! Capital is:

  • Money (financial capital),
  • Brain (mental capital),
  • Relationships and friends (Social capital),
  • Phone Contacts (E-capital),
  • The house you sleep in even if rented (Premise capital),
  • And even the dress you are putting on right now, because you can sell it before you sleep and start a business tomorrow morning!

So, liberate your perspective to capital and simply start with whatever you have from wherever you are to do whatever you can for whoever you can find. That is how we all began…! How about this?”

She then replied: “Wow! I really had a narrow thinking on what capital is, this is a very good encouragement. Thank you.”

To that, I said, in part: “Welcome. Capital simply means any resource you can use to expand your means. So, there we have it… I share this with very many close friends. You now enter the circle today…!”

So, there we have it! YOU HAVE THE CAPITAL ALREADY.

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To your success,

“Inspiring transformational, exemplary and authentic leadership worldwide.”

Samuel A. Bakutana is Africa’s foremost Leadership, Business and Education Consultant; Motivational Key-note Speaker; and Personal Development Author of 8 books. He gave 98 invigorating talks in 2012, 164 in 2013, 191 in 2014, and has already given 76 inspiring presentations ever since the year begun (January – May, 2015). Follow Samuel A. Bakutana on: Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Samuel-A-Bakutana-Leadership-Expert-Motivational-Speaker-and-Author/563444270356475), Twitter (https://twitter.com/amutusam), LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=250332707&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile_pic), Skillpages (http://www.skillpages.com/samuel-a.bakutana) or blog (www.excellentleading.wordpress.com). To book him for your next event, send an email now to amutusam@yahoo.com or call +256782163416 for immediate feedback. You are blessed beyond measure; so fly like an eagle!