My Tuesday Trickles(Inspired by Jacqueline) for this week:
Sometimes you find yourself at a point where nothing seems to be working.
Sometimes it feels like a tight corner
Sometimes it feels like you are at a cross road
Sometimes the world seems to be on top of you
Sometimes the load you carry is heavier than you thought it would be.
Here is a song especially for you written and song by Don Moen: Just an excerpt of the lyrics God will make a way where there seems to be no way He works in ways we can not see He will make a way for you He will be your guide, hold you closely to his side with love and strength for each new day He will make a way He will make a way
So breath, You are coming through…
You can listen to the full song with just a click above
A photograph taken with the statue of Mahatma Gandhi , leader of the Indian Independence movement reminds me that leaders are made not born. No leader remains forever for times and seasons pass and life just moves on. Therefore leadership is a privilege and an art that must be learned. We learn from the success and failings of past leaders in every field. Here are a few thoughts on how to succeed at leadership/management:
Don’t be irreplaceable. If you can’t be replaced, you can’t be promoted. Anonymous
Be prepared to look at unusual opportunities.Richard Templar
Breaking out of familiar thought patterns and coming up with new possibilities; it is one of the keys to improving creativity.Lloyd King
Being creative is about finding new and different ways to solve a problem. Richard Templar
Too much management and you stagnate. Too much leadership and you get nowhere. Embrace the challenge of striking a balance.The management and leadership network
The really good managers are also leaders – They inspire and motivate, encourage and enthuse.Richard Templar.
These are thought lines i garnered from a book i am reading currently- “The Rules of Management” by Richard Templar. It is funny, witty and practical. No one is paying me for this just sharing something i believe would be useful for anyone wearing or thinking of putting on leadership shoes.
A leadership quote for every woman and anyone who wants to lead:
“Know what you are doing. If you have a plan; a vision, people will follow you”. These words caught my attention on an edition of LEADING WOMEN CNN. Seriously i have been trying to find out the name of the particular guest but haven’t been successful so far. I will keep looking but i just had to share this.
Use your Voice and you can effect change – Melinda Gates
Sometimes life just dumps a lot of things to worry about on your table…haa…haa is it really life that is the culprit or you and I?
I don’t know about you sometimes it is just so overwhelming. In Nigeria for one added to our bag of worries is the fuel scarcity. We are practically worrying about how to get to work everyday; how we might not have electricity because there is no petrol to fuel the generator since PHCN, IBEDC or whatever name it is called in various parts of the country is not supplying power to our homes. In fact they only remember to switch it on for 5minutes after a whole week of no electricity! Really frustrating…
Another thing that is on our plate of worry generally is the dwindling economy. Civil servants are really having a hard time…especially those working with state governments. How can someone not be paid salary for 5, 6, 7months?! That is worry multiplied 100%. It is bad enough that you get your salary and you are having a headache trying to sort out which bill to attend to first out of all the mountain of bills….
Some people are neck deep in debttrying to pay bills and meet all the necessary obligations. Before you say it is a lack of financial education…check this out: Your aging parents monthly allowance, school fees, house rent, car needs fixing, a family member delivers a baby and you need to shower mother and child with a gift or little token, a family member is sick and you are all asked to contribute towards paying the hospital bill; a great aunt or one of your parent dies and you have to almost empty your account to give a befitting burial! Hee…hee African style…
What are my worries:
I worry about giving my kids a better future than my own little beginning
I worry about not been able to take care of my parents more than i am doing now
I worry about getting a better paid job
I worry about not been able to give to my parent in-law’s up keep much more than i am doing
I worry about going to the grocery shop and just been able to buy a few things….
I bet you can connect with me on some of my list…
Facts about Worry:
Worry is limited
Worry is harmful
Worry does not solve the problem
Worry does not change the situation
Worry is not the answer
But humans never stop worrying!!!
How to handle worry:
Take deep breaths when your heart is over flowing with worry.
Write down a list of what you are worried about
Sort out your list and see what is most important…seriously they would all look like do it now or never! However looking closely you’ll see that some things can be pushed forward.
You might need to cut your cloth according to your cloth. Try to live within your means no matter the family obligation. Pastor Sam Adeyemi once said…YOU ARE NOT EL-SHADDAI, YOU CAN NOT SOLVE EVERYBODY’S PROBLEM.
If you are a civil servant been owed months of salary think outside the box. Try to think of what you can do. Remember that Tough times don’t last but tough people do. Tough times helps us discover great things about ourselves. Tough times have helped to bring to birth great inventions and ideas.
Share your worry with a friend or loved one, don’t keep struggling on your own
Take one day at a time, things will not always remain the same.
This too shall pass! Pray about it…yes…i do that all of the time and it works.