7 C of Leadership

  
Good Day, Beautiful People!
Thanks for being patient with my writing. For those who have been on board with me in this journey will know that writing is not easy for me. In addition to a hustling period for me to scribble regularly.

I have been longing to share what I was reminded at my business connect leader, Dr S Couch, couple of weeks ago. Many successful leaders, business people and professionals have strong internal belief.
7 C or 7 Commandments:
1) Character
2) Courage Example Joshua.
3) Communication Especially Vision, clients
4) Capacity Glean from mentorship.
5) Change Identify, bring and execute.
6) Calling
7) Conviction No doubt
This is merely my small intro to these 7C.

Character is defined as the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual. Being authentic, honest, brave, upright, sincere and honourable. You are what you believe in; demonstrate consistency between your values, ethical reasoning and actions; cultivate positive psychological states such as confidence, optimism, hope, and resilience in yourself and your associates; and are widely known and respected for your integrity. This is the foundational factor good leaders must acquire. Your people can see the solid moral guidelines you live by. People will be attracted to your character and like to follow you because this is rare in this corrupted world. You will earn the trust of your people eventually for what you stand for.

Courage is the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery. Joshua in the bible is a great example of a courageous leader who fight so many battles to obtain the ultimate victory. Isn’t it true an effective leader must have the courage to identify arduous situations through to the end and accept responsibility for the consequence of decisions. All leaders need courage. Even you think you are not a leader you still need courage lead yourself to really live your life the best you can, not just existence and taking up space.
TRY Courage: The courage of initiative and action— making first attempts, pursuing pioneering efforts and stepping up to the plate.
TRUST Courage: The courage of confidence in others— letting go of the need to control situations or outcomes, having faith in people and being open to direction and change.
TRY Courage: The courage of voice— raising difficult issues, providing tough feedback and sharing unpopular opinions.

Communication is the act or process of communicating; fact of being communicated. It is the imparting or interchange of thoughts, opinions, or information by speech, writing, or signs. It is something imparted, interchanged, or transmitted. It can be a document or message imparting news, views, information, etc. It can be the passage, or an opportunity or means of passage, between places. Effective communication is the way to build and cultivate trust and create value to your people. Trust is a strong force that shapes loyalty, increases credibility and supports effective communications. It gives you the benefit of the doubt in situations where you want to be heard, understood and believed. Effective Leaders need to adopt open-book communication, encourage direct communication and opportunities for feedback. It is essential to have combination of formal and informal communications measurement. Informal methods provide more specific and more frequent assessments to help make changes or address issues quickly and flexibly. The ability to give life to your vision, convey your vision to your people and clients.

Capacity is the maximum amount that something can contain or the amount that something can produce. Leadership capacity is the ability to enlarge your territory. Ensure room to stretch personal and professional growth and development. Cultivate self assessment for own achievement, in tune with your own performance as a leader and how your actions impact the growth and development of your people in your team and organisation. Examine and review constructive criticism with a trusted person in your sphere, a coach or a respected mentor.

Change is make or become different or take or use another instead of. Change is the constant thing in daily living. No one can avoid change. In leadership, is crucial to embrace the flexibility for change is key. “But you have to be strong enough to take charge, says Fass: “The best kind of change comes when you envision, initiate and control it. That type of change creates opportunities, transforms companies and ignites growth.” Otherwise, you’re facing with the damaging prospect of “change that happens in spite of you, rather than because of you.”” – Dorie Clark.

Calling is a strong urge towards a particular way of life or career; a vocation. In other words is likely your purpose of being put of this earth. We are all here for a purpose whether we know it or still on our journey to find out. Take time to seek what make you tick, your passion, what you hate, what you cannot live without, your desires, your dreams and vision.
Bestseller, Rick Warren has written a phenomenal book called Purpose Driven Life in 2002, expanded version What on earth am I here for. This book is highly recommended to read and digest if you are still searching for your calling in life.

Conviction is a firmly held belief or opinion. The right to lead bears with it responsibility – a legitimate requirement, duty or obligation to do something. Vision provides direction and nourishment for sustained growth. Otherwise, it is arduous to imagine effective leadership without demonstrating that one is unshakeably convinced of something – namely conviction. “Leaders walk their talk; in true leaders, there is no gap between the theories they espouse and their practice.” -Joan Goldsmith. Considering most leaders, believe in the vision is not the issue. It is in the implementation and execution that is laborious to follow through.

Like it or not we lead people one way or another. Even you are a homemaker you still lead your family especially your children somewhere. Some maybe single, you still have to lead your own life.

Challenge for you is what adjustment can you make to change your leadership today?

   
   
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Who is your Jonathan?


Good Day, Beautiful People!

You maybe wondering what I mean by who is your Jonathan? In the bible, Jonathan is the best friend of David, or BFF (Best Friends Forever) as the Y and Z generations favourite abbreviation. We all need more Jonathans in our lives. Culturally, Jonathan is a role model of loyalty to truth and friendship.

This quality, loyalty, is an extraordinary find, rarer than pink diamonds. It is so precious that money cannot buy that. If you are so blessed with one to three of these people in your life, they will see you through this life journey humps and bumps, support and help you to go further and reach your peak of your destiny in life. Your Jonathan will be so happy for you and not jealous of you or envy of your success.

 


Full Definition of LOYAL-
1: unswerving in allegiance: as
a : faithful in allegiance to one’s lawful sovereign or government
b : faithful to a private person to whom fidelity is due
c : faithful to a cause, ideal, custom, institution, or product

2: showing loyalty


3: obsolete : lawful, legitimate


In any relationship, leadership, country, defence force, law enforcement department, organisation, business and personal life, if you can grow, cultivate and build loyalty it will highly rewarded in a long run. All of us must aspire to achieve. In general, true loyalty has to be earned. True loyalty is indestructible allegiance to a country, person, organisation, business, service, brand or product based on an astounding level of satisfaction. Loyalty for country starts with a state of mutual trust and support between allied countries.

In any organisation, true loyalty basically is to identify with client expectations and needs, measure your results, and make changes that positively impact the clients experience and meet the real needs of clients. Creating truly loyal clients by satisfying client is a stable, continuous and even lifelong advantage.

In term of personal relationship and friendship, loyalty is the real virtue and asset that we all dream to have. The fact is how many of us are truly blessed with this gift. If you want good loyal friends, you first need to be friendly, create that bond and offer yourself as a true friend with quality and worth you are looking for in others. Most people in our life are just seasonal, acquaintances, some are ordinary friends and only a handful are truly loyal friends. When we meet people, we are drawn to certain people because of common direction, common interest, common values, common conviction, common history, common backgrounds and equality. We tend to choose friends that mirror us in some ways. Is good to have friends that are different from us to contribute something unique into the dynamic.

A loyal friend will not ask you to compromise your principles in the name of your friendship or anything else. Loyal friends are fair. They will respect you regardless of your race, religion, colour and social discrimination. Loyal friends will love you for what you are and what your personality is. You will get to know how they think about you through the way they react and response. Many people that are white have black, Hispanic and Asian friends, which they admire, care and support about honestly. True and loyal friends will forever stand by your side and they will minister to you, fundamentally provide you what you need in any situation. You would be able to take out a lot from his or her company and knowledge. They will not ask for a payback even if they contribute loads. If you have this kind of friend, you know he or she is a genuine treasure. A loyal friend is consistently willing to put your happiness and well being before your friendship. It’s said that “good advice grates on the ear,” but a loyal friend will not avoid from telling you something you do not want to hear, something that may even risk losing the friendship, if hearing it lies in your best interest. Loyal friends may not agree with you all the time and they will not have same opinions as yours but they still want you to know the truth. A loyal friend will correct you gracefully when you’re wrong. A real loyal friend will confront you with your gambling issue as swiftly as inform you about your spouse or partner is cheating you behind back that you have not discover yourself. A loyal friend is a good influence. He or she encourages and inspires you to live up to your best potential, not to entertain your worthless and paltry drives.

Hope you found your Jonathans or in the pursue to find your Jonathans. The real question you have to ask yourself is “Can I be a Jonathan to someone or organisation or country?”


Below are some powerful quotes:

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. -Proverbs 17:17

A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. -Proverbs 18:24

Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. -Proverbs 27:17

Never tire of loyalty and kindness. Hold these virtues tightly. Write them deep within your heart. -Proverbs3:3

Saul and David finished their conversation. After that, Saul’s son Jonathan was deeply attracted to David and came to love him as much as he loved himself. 1 Samuel 18:1

The king asked him, “Is there anyone left of Saul’s family to whom I can show loyalty and kindness, as I promised God I would?” Ziba answered, “There is still one of Jonathan’s sons. He is crippled.” -2 Samuel 9:3

Loyalty cannot be blueprinted. It cannot be produced on an assembly line. In fact, it cannot be manufactured at all, for its origin is the human heart-the centre of self-respect and human dignity. It is a force which leaps into being only when conditions are exactly right for it-and it is a force very sensitive to betrayal. — Maurice R. Franks

The loyalties which centre upon number one are enormous. If he trips, he must be sustained. If he make mistakes, they must be covered. If he sleeps, he must not be wantonly disturbed. If he is no good, he must be pole-axed.
— Winston Churchill

Be a friend when people most need one. As movie mogul Lew Wasserman used to advise talent agents: “If an actor is working, make sure you talk to him at least twice a week. If he is not working, talk to him every day.” Helping people will not guarantee that they respond to you in kind. My experience is that you can count on about one in ten, but this one makes up for the others. — David Mahoney

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness. — Elbert Hubbard

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Harry Lee Kuan Yew (LKY), Legendary Founding Father of Singapore [16 September 1923 – 23 March 2015]

Good Day, Beautiful People!

My heart is heavy and deeply saddened upon receiving early morning text messages streaming in from Singapore. Today is a very sad day for the Nation of Singapore! Many Singaporeans are mourning for the passing of Founding Father of Singapore, the first Prime Minister, (Minister Mentor) MM Lee Kuan Yew (LKY).

People may have to agree to disagree with something you said, the hard decisions you contrived at the given circumstances and some policies you made. Amazingly, your shoulders were broad enough to take the public criticism. Like your lifelong friend, Henry Kissinger said ” He was not at all a charmer. He was not a flatterer. He had developed his point of view. He would present it with great intelligence and eloquence – not in order to get you to do something specific, but to understand the nature of the world in which you were living.”

No matter what is your view about this man, it is undeniable fact that MM LKY was a Visionary, Hero, rare influential Statesman, Strategist, Economic Pragmatist, Entrepreneur and Legendary Giant in the Political World and Architect of modern Singapore. Without MM LKY, the tiny red dot in the world map, a little sleepy Island Temasek, will not be the Modern Singapore that the world has known. He has sacrificed his life to build Singapore from a third world to a first world country surrounded by the third world countries. His profound wisdom and leadership has made Singapore a stable, peaceful, progressive and prosperous country. May Singapore continue to be the country of a meritocratic government and a fair education system with equal opportunities for all, affordable housing, high productivity, high efficiency, low crimes, low corruptions, a great business hub and financial powerhouse.

 

MM Lee Kuan Yew Famous Quotes:


 

 
If you want to reach your goals and dreams, you cannot do it without discipline.

I am nobody’s stooge. I am not here to play somebody else’s game. I have a few million people’s lives to account for.

You lose nothing by being polite. The answer is ‘No’, but please say it politely and give the reasons… Explain to me why ‘No’. Don’t change ‘No’ to ‘Yes’. Don’t be a fool. If there was a good reason why it is ‘No’, it must remain ‘No’, but the man must be told politely.”

At the end of the day, decisions have got to be made by adults, not teenagers, but it has got to be made in such a way that when the teenagers become adults, and they look back on these decisions, they will be proud of the generation that went before them.

I have believed in Malaysian merger and the unity of these two territories. You know they are people connected by geography, economics, and ties of kinship — would you mind that we stop for a while…

Every person, genius or moron, has a right to reproduce himself.

I wish I can meet my wife in the hereafter, but I don’t think I will. I just cease to exist just as she has ceased to exist.

I don’t believe in love at first sight. I think it’s a grave mistake. You’re attracted by physical characteristics and you will regret it.

You either have the Western view – you marry the woman you love, or the Eastern view – you love the woman you marry. Well, I tried to match both, and I think it wasn’t a bad choice.

Whoever governs Singapore must have that iron in him. Or give it up. This is not a game of cards.

I do not yet know of a man who became a leader as a result of having undergone a leadership course.

I always tried to be correct, not politically correct.

To be successful in a profession or in business, to become wealthy cannot be compared to making the lives of your fellow men better. This can bring immerse satisfaction.

What I fear is complacency. When things always become better, people tend to want more for less work.

If Singapore is a nanny state, then I am proud to have fostered one.

I have been accused of many things in my life, but not even my worst enemy has ever accused me of being afraid to speak my mind.

I make no apologies that the PAP is the Government and the Government is the PAP.

One man one vote is a most difficult form of government… Results can be erratic.

I was a product of the times, the war, the occupation, the reoccupation, my 4 years in Britain, admiring but at the same time questioning whether they are able to do a better job than we can.

Even from my sick bed, even if you are going to lower me into the grave and I feel something is going wrong, I will get up.

Singaporeans, if I can chose an analogy, we are the hard disk of a computer, the foreign talent are the megabytes you add to your storage capacity. So your computer never hangs because you got enormous storage capacity.

Political reform need not go hand in hand with economic liberalisation. I do not believe that if you are libertarian, full of diverse opinions, full of competing ideas in the market place, full of sound and fury, therefore you will succeed.

I ignore polling as a method of government. I think that shows a certain weakness of mind – an inability to chart a course whichever way the wind blows, whichever way the media encourages the people to go, you follow.

With few exceptions, democracy has not brought good government to new developing countries…What Asians value may not necessarily be what Americans or Europeans value. Westerners value the freedoms and liberties of the individual.
Freedom of the press, freedom of the news media, must be subordinated to the overriding needs of the integrity of Singapore, and to the primacy of purpose of an elected government.

I started off believing all men were equal. I now know that’s the most unlikely thing ever to have been…

Repression can only go up to a point. When it becomes too acute, the instruments of repression, namely the army and the police, have been proved time and time again in history to have turned their guns on their masters.

I have no regrets. I have spent my life, so much of it building up this country. There’s nothing more that I need to do. At the end of the day, what have I got? A SUCCESSFUL SINGAPORE. What have I given up? MY LIFE.

“When you were born you were crying and everyone else was smiling. Live your life so at the end, you’re the one who is smiling and everyone else is crying.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson. My thoughts and prayers for PM Lee Hsien Loong and his family find peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. Praying for peace and blessings over the nation of Singapore. Good night, Sir or to the locals known as “Ah Gong”! Rest in peace with Mrs Lee. The world will never have another Mr Lee Kuan Yew and Singapore is forever indebted to you.

My most fondest and treasured memories, were listening to my late Dad and late maternal Grandpa telling me your stories and past Singapore stories. What touches me the most is that Mr Lee was your faithfulness, your incredible love for your beloved wife, a good father and a loving family man who took care of your loved ones.

In honesty and truthfulness, Sir, you had lived the great American’s ethos, “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country” -Kahlil Gibran. These words were made famous by United States President John F. Kennedy in his 1961 inauguration speech. Because of you, Sir, I am proud of my heritage even though I don’t live in Singapore now, it is still my second home. Singaporeans who travel and live in overseas will tend to agree that the locals are really spoilt by the fruits of your labour. Thank you for teaching us to dream big even everything around you look bleak. With vision afloat, an intelligent and loyal team of people, determination, focus, diligence, sweat and tears, success is attainable. Your legacy will live on.


MM Lee Kuan Yew’s Biographies and Books of Singapore Journey for avid readers and those who are interested in politics, economy, his intellectual wisdom and philosophy:

◾From Third World to First: The Singapore Story

◾From Third World to First: The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew, Vol. 2

◾The Wit and Wisdom of Lee Kuan Yew

◾The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew

◾Hard Truths to Keep Singapore Going

◾My Lifelong Challenge Singapore’s Bilingual Journey

Everyone know you’re either really great or really bad to appear in the front page of most of the key international newspapers and TV news worldwide. Reading amazing tributes across the globe, tears are unavoidable.

Online Tributes by world leaders:

http://www.todayonline.com/rememberinglky/international-tributes-pour-mr-lee-kuan-yew
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/lee-kuan-yew-the-economic/1734418.html
http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2015/03/lee-kuan-yews-singapore?fscr=scn/fb/wl/dc/anastonishingrecord
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/us-lawmakers-pay-respects/1743752.html?cx_tag=recommend4u#cxrecs_s

Online Tributes by sphrazor Part 1 & 2:

Special Song by Dominic Chin: You first believed (original) – Thank you Mr Lee

Special Song from China: Little Red Dot – Tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew

Eulogy by Henry Kissinger:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-world-will-miss-lee-kuan-yew/2015/03/23/80867914-d172-11e4-8fce-3941fc548f1c_story.html?hpid=z2

Below is the link for your Online tributes:
http://www.rememberingleekuanyew.sg/
http://tribute.smu.edu.sg/

Singaporeans Tributes:

News Links:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/specialreports/rememberingleekuanyew
http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/pm-lee-grieved-beyond-words-mr-lee-kuan-yews-death-20150
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/mr-lee-kuan-yew-public/1746416.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-32012346
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/world/asia/lee-kuan-yew-founding-father-and-first-premier-of-singapore-dies-at-91.html?_r=0
http://edition.cnn.com/2015/03/22/asia/singapore-lee-kuan-yew-dies/
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/lee-kuan-yew-dead-singapore-founding-father-was-pm-for-31-years/story-e6frg6so-1227273982846
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/singaporeans-mourn-death-founding-father-lee-kuan-yew-29827974
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/lee-kuan-yew-the-man-who/1745372.html
http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/singaporeans-queue-for-hours-at-lee-coffin/story-e6frfkui-1227281411705
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/lee-kuan-yew-death-7-unusual-facts-about-singapores-founding-father-1493752

Live Blog:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/live-blog-special/1743308.html

BBC News Link:

Time Magazine Link:
http://ti.me/1EJC2Nk

State Funeral Service:
http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/state-funeral-service/1744036.html











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Fear [Miedo; Peur]

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Good day, Beautiful People!

With the crazy and uncertainty of the world. Many people today live with fear. Wondering what the future holds, apprehensive if things are getting from bad to worse. Pessimistic outlook about the world economy, finance, business and work. Considering their own personal issues and awful situation they are in: bad health report, estrange relationship, betrayal, loss of loved ones, hardship, tragedies, traumas, crisis, catastrophe, illogical phobias, bankruptcy, emotional turmoil, stress and the demands of life, loneliness, FOMO (fear of missing out) and mentally in the dark place. No matter how bad and distasteful your situation maybe, be encouraged that God knows the situation even before you pray. Your situation is temporary. So never ever make a permanent decision over a temporary situation. And this too shall pass.

Fear can be quite sneaky, creeping up to anyone at anytime. Fear has no discrimination against nationality, race, gender, status, wealth or poverty. It will try to box you in. Over time, you may feel comfortable living with fear. If you are not careful, fear will become the squatter in your home. Once fear gains residency in your heart, is harder to get rid of it. At this stage, fear will undertake you, cripple you or paralyse you from trying new things or doing things or even step out of your home again. When fear rules you, there is no room for love and hope. That is why we need to learn to guard our heart. “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” – Proverbs4:23

The only way to conquer fear is to be courageous, face fear straight on and fight fear bravely one step at the time. You cannot hide away. Just keep moving forward, God has you covered. It maybe uncomfortable and hardest matter for you to overpower. Nevertheless, confront the fear or it will eat you alive.

Do you know fear is a learnt emotion? A little child does not know what is fear or what to fear. The good thing about learnt emotion is that you can replace that with another emotion. Perfect love cast out fear. So let us replace fear with love. We may not be able to remove all fear in our lives but certainly can start somewhere and work on each fear. You may want to invest in your mental health with a good shrink, superb counsellor and a great life coach. Of course, one should have a healthy fear and reverence of God in my humble opinion. This is not we are focusing on here.

Read and meditate on God’s promises about fear:
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” -Psalm23:4
“The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?” -Psalm27:1
“The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” -Psalm118:6
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.” -2Timothy1:7
“You who fear him, trust in the LORD– he is their help and shield” -Psalm115:11
“But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children– Psalm103:17
“Praise the LORD. Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who finds great delight in his commands.” -Psalm112:1
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” -Deuteronomy31:6
“When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?” -Psalm56:3-4
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” -Isaiah41:10
“For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” -Isaiah41:13
“Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.” -Isaiah54:4
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.” -Matthew10:28
“For you did not receive a spirit that makes you a slave again to fear, but you received the Spirit of sonship. And by him we cry, “”Abba,” Father.””-Romans8:15
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” -1Corinthians16:13
“Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.”” -1Peter3:13-14
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” -1John4:18

Below are some quotes that may stir you to get rid of your fear:
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
― Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
― John Lennon

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.”
― Jim Morrison

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
― Nelson Mandela

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”
― Eleanor Roosevelt

It is alright to be scared. Being scared means you are about to do something really courageous. Do it scared anyway. It is not just a cliché, miracles begin to happen when you allow as much energy to your dreams as you do to your fears.

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Generosity [Générosité, Generosidad]

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Good day, Beautiful People! [Bonne journée Beau! Buen día Bella!]
Hope you are looking forward to your weekend adventure.

In life you meet all sort of people. The people that give me the best impression are ones who are generous. They are the people I like to hang out the most. They bring the best out of me. People who are generous are not just in money, in their time, in their words and in their effort to invest in others. Though observation, even in the cyber world like social media, blogging world people who are just takers, some are generous givers and the worst are cyber bullies. You see, who you’re inside will simply overflow to the outside world. Do yourself a favour don’t waste your precious time on cyber gossiping news or blogs. Sadly, even some believers like to do that and ask others to participate in their nastiness. It is not going to add value to your life. I live by this quote:
If you didn’t see with your own eyes or hear it with your own ears, don’t think it with your small mind and spread it with your big mouth.

The Living Word says:
The wicked borrow and do not repay, but the righteous give generously; (‭Psalm‬ ‭37‬:‭21‬ NIV)
The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭22‬:‭9‬ NIV)
A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed. (‭Proverbs‬ ‭11‬:‭25‬ NIV)
Good will come to those who are generous and lend freely, who conduct their affairs with justice. (‭Psalm‬ ‭112‬:‭5‬ NIV)
They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing. (‭Psalm‬ ‭37‬:‭26‬ NIV)

Characteristic of Generous People by Dr Samuel R. Chand
1. They are always joyful and happy
2. They are fulfilled, moved beyond significance
3. They are positive and optimistic about their seed
4. They are natural encouragers
5. They are always looking for opportunities
6. They are strategic, methodically moving toward their goals
7. They are non-transactional
8. They are not controlling
9. They sow into the idea, the not yet
10. They are always historical, the don’t forget where they come from
11. They are risk takers
12. They are trusting, everything moves at the speed of trust.
13. They are humble, everything they have belongs to God, they are stewards.
14. They are leaders
15. They lead generous givers, they bring other generous people with them
16. They have a vision to improve the now for a better then
17. They are externally focused
18. They are externally focused
19. They have a lifestyle of generosity
20. They are change makers, problem solvers
21. They are morally committed to a cause

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