Monthly Archives: July 2013

There’s No Such Thing As An Ordinary Day!


I read this somewhere and I hope it blesses you as it has blessed me.

“We forget how fragile life is. We wait for Thanksgiving to give thanks. We wait for Christmas to give gifts. We wait for Valentine’s Day to show love to those we hold dear. We say to ourselves, Today is just an ordinary day. So we wait, and while we wait the clock ticks. Precious moments pass by. But in reality there is no such thing as an ordinary day.” – Author unknown

Make the most of your life. Enjoy your day with the precious people, situations and circumstances God has put you up with. Do not take this moment for granted. There is no such thing as an ordinary day! Enjoy your weekend. You will succeed!

Happy Birthday, Madiba!


A very hearty Happy Birthday wishes to Madiba, Nelson Rohlihlala Mandela who turns 95 today.

If you haven’t I encourage you to read his biography, Long Walk To Freedom. It’s a lovely and inspiring read. True leaders leave a legacy. Madiba sure has an enduring legacy. He may be ill lying on a bed in a hospital today but his legacy endures. This is a toast to his health and celebrating all who epitomize true leadership worldwide. May God bless you!

Words To Live By


“…THE MAN THAT HEARS SPEAKS CONSTANTLY.”
(Proverbs 21:28b)

Have a blessed weekend!

10 TIPS FOR SPEAKING TO IMPACT LIVES – 4 of 4


Here is the concluding part of this series. Hope you find it useful. Let me have your views and things to add that I might have left out. Let’s go!

April 1,2012 (34)

#9. BE BRIEF! MAKE IT SHORT AND MEMORABLE.
BREVITY is a key to impactful speeches and sermons. Check it out; the most memorable speeches in history have been known to be very short. I heard it said somewhere several years ago and I have found it to be true from experience: The mind cannot absorb more than the seat can endure! That is so much the truer for this generation that seem to be perpetually plagued by attention deficit disorder (ADD).

I have always believed that it does not take an everlasting sermon to make an everlasting impact. And I read it somewhere that speeches do not have to be long to be great. Short speeches do not have to be long to be important. Long sermons have been known to be short on impact! Great speakers keep it short and simple. It takes a masterful speaker to make complex issues simple. The fool makes simple things complex, all for the sake of being considered profound. Learn to be brief. You can be simple without being simplistic!

#10. NEVER EVER YOU SPEAK WITHOUT THE ANOINTING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. (Acts 1:5, 8; 1 Cor. 2:1-5) Whatever you do, get the ANOINTING. That’s my greatest trade secret! All what I have mentioned earlier (brevity, humor, knowledge, inspiration, passion, integrity etc.) in this particular series will hold no water except you are anointed by the Holy Ghost. This means that above all, you have to get the anointing. An un-anointed preacher is like an unwashed soap salesman – he does not use his own product. He lacks believability. It is the anointing, not human eloquence or oratorical skills that changes people’s lives. It is the anointing that infuses your words with power causing it to impact people positively. So, with all your getting, get the unction! I wish you a blessed and impactful speaking experience. You will succeed!

You may see the previous three posts on this same subject here:
10 Tips for Speaking To Impact Lives (1 of 4)
10 Tips for Speaking To Impact Lives (2 of 4)
10 Tips for Speaking To Impact Lives (3 of 4)

Forget Armchair Theorists!


This quote by maverick British billionaire entrepreur and founder of the Virgin Group, Sir. Richard Branson is on my mind as I write this. He said:

“I have learned how to do business entirely by doing business.”

I agree with him. Forget armchair theorists. The best way to learn is by doing. Get in the trenches and do whatever has to be done. The only way to fulfill your destiny is by getting up and going on! I believe in your destiny, dear friend, YOU WILL SUCCEED!

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