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HOW TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL STORY – Episode 11

What stories are you telling yourself? What kind of story are you hearing? What script of a story are you living? Welcome to another session of The Audacity2Lead podcast. Last episode, we discussed how the words we hear on our inside, the pictures we conceive within, and the impressions on our hearts all contribute to the identification of our calling and life task. On this episode, we take that conversation further by looking at how these three things plus many others help you live a meaningful story. This is the 5th in the series, ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’ SPECIFICALLY ON THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS: What stories are, their meanings and how they develop. Function of stories. I shared the story of my early introduction to television, and how being drawn into the story in a movie brought tears to my eyes. You either have a story to tell, imagine a story, or live a story. In living, you have to be clear, so I shared 2 tips on how tolive a meaningful story: * Put your calling and life task in the context of a narrative. If your calling is to write or tell stories, it means you share stories that transform thoughts, encourages, and unite people in love. If it is to equip, train or mentor leaders, you could make it into a narrative by saying, you help young leaders make the leap from potential to productive performance. * Share your story with the world. Jordan Stroman says, “Everyone’s story is completely unique, and needs to be shared with others. When suffering finds a meaningful context, it ceases to be suffering.” Discover and dig into what God is calling you to do, and find how best you could the share it with the world as a story. We round off this section with 2 categories of stories: * Internal stories – the stories you tell yourself * External stories – stories people tell you about others, or the stories people tell others about you. TIP OF THE WEEK: For me to constantly engage in telling myself positive stories, I use reminders on my phone to keep words of affirmation around me. I share more about that on the podcast. THANK YOU OF THE WEEK My thank you goes to Ikenna Ikpah @amIkenna who was my guest on the #Audacity2Lead on Sunday 17th September, 2014. RECOMMENDED READING Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire QUESTION OF THE WEEK What stories are you telling yourself and your calling? Leave a comment for me below and let’s see how we can work things out.

24 MIN2014 SEP 23
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HOW TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL STORY – Episode 11

HOW TO INVEST IN YOURSELF – Episode 12

There are 2 assets you have. The one you invest in determines the result you get with your life. Investing in yourself is a critical way to prepare yourself for something big. Life is seed before harvest with time in-between. Whatever products or results you find in people’s lives are outcomes of certain investments, which you can call seeds. This episode shares with you 3 of those investments necessary for maximizing your potential. We look into how to invest in yourself so you could get to that productive performance level you desire. This is the 6th in the series, ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’ SPECIFICALLY ON THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS: * Why whatever you pay for is different from what you get. You either pay for what is real or a value perceived. * How do you identify perceived value? Check these three things: * Pricing * Packaging * Promotions Beyond these, there is the real value, and that is often immeasurable. * Mental Investment * Physical Investment * Spiritual Investment WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE INVESTMENTS NOW THAT YOU’RE YOUNG? If youth-hood is a blunder, adulthood becomes a regret. If youth-hood is a lot of investment, manhood would be a lot of enjoyment. If you invest in yourself while growing up, you get your ROI in old age. TARA ASKED: What would you advice a young lady who is so full of ideas, but all she does is lie on her bed saying, “I’m thinking about money,” resulting in laziness, moodiness? Money is a license to freedom. It frees you to do the work that matters. You don’t get paid for the potentials you have, you are paid for your performance. TIPS SHARED: * Do an evaluation for yourself, talents, gifts, abilities, passion and your calling. * Engage the help of a coach * Find resources, books, tapes, podcasts, etc. to learn from. * Find a way of having personal retreats, possibly once in a quarter. MENTIONED ON THE PODCAST: * The episode I talked about my personal life evaluation as part of my quarterly review. * Davidson Amedu (Dr. Talle) QUESTION OF THE WEEK What investments are you going to make in yourself that will change your outcome in the next 5 to 10 years? Leave a comment for me below and let’s see how we can work things out.

--2014 SEP 30
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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY – #12

74% of employees are said to be experiencing a personal energy crisis. That’s a huge number considering the fact that most people are on a job they don’t really love. Productivity has to do with creating value. It is the balance of input and output. Personal productivity will then mean what you do to create or receive value. On this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast, we discuss how to increase your personal productivity as part of the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’ SPECIFICALLY, WE DISCUSS: * THE POWER OF THE LIST: 2 kinds of list: to-do list; and the to-be list. We almost always have a lot of things we want to do. Keeping those things in your head won't help your personal productivity productivity. The best way I've handled this is to write things down. Notes on your mobile device should be enough for this. Blackberry, Android, iPhone etc. * TIME BALANCE: Time has various levels of quality. First, you have to make the best of each kind of time. And second, you have to try to make your time higher quality. I use a printed Calendar block to schedule my time. * HANDLING INTERRUPTIONS: As unavoidable as interruptions may be, you can control them. Set clear boundaries and communicate it clearly to your colleagues, friends and associates. If your email is a load on your neck, turn off internet connection when you have to. Doing things like this doesn't mean you're avoiding interruptions, it does mean you're controlling them and not allow them control you. * THE PRODUCTIVE SLEEP: The effectiveness of a 10 minutes nap. The thing is that postponed rest never comes until you're forced to by, maybe, a break down. * PROCRASTINATION: "The real productivity problem people have is procrastination," someone says. What is procrastination? It simply is the counsel that plays in your head telling you 'it can always be done later.' Click here to read on how to beat the counsel of until. * TAKE THE ENERGY TEST: 74% of employees are said to be experiencing a personal energy crisis. Take this energy test to figure out where you need to focus your energy * THE MYTH OF PERFECTIONISM: The myth of Perfectionism is the mother of frustration. It you need to do it all, get started first, make adjustments as you go on. MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE The Energy Test – Take it here for free How to Invest in yourself How to Beat the Counsel of ‘Until…’ THANK YOU OF THE WEEK Coach Sam Obafemi of Barnabas House Segun Akiode whose birthday was the day we recorded this episode Adeh Jones Sam Semako of CareerWise Consults Emeka Nobis Oludami of LucrativePen

--2014 OCT 14
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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY – #12

HOW TO GET PAID TO BE YOU – Episode 14

You have been told to stop doing the work you hate and start doing what you love. The question is: where and how do you get started on that route? (c) JamesPhotography Today, on this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast, we decided not to shy away from this avoided topic of living a meaningful life while doing what you love. We're talking about how to get paid to be you. This is another shotof the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’ SPECIFICALLY, WE DISCUSS: * Why it is important to embrace your uniqueness. Tara shared a simple formula for determining your uniqueness on a previous episode – YOU to mean YOUR OBVIOUS UNIQUENESS. Now we put it to practice as we bring it to where you get paid to embrace that obvious uniqueness by deliberately making it known. * Branding Yourself to stand out. People won’t pay for a commoner. Aspirations either, won’t get you on a paying line. To do this, you clarify these three things: who you are, what you do, and how what you do solves problems for people. * I share my story of how I made over N50,000 in less than 2 months without having a job using my phone. * 5 TIPS TO SELLING ANYTHING ONLINE AND OFFLINE * Identify people who have needs, a problem they have and are looking for solutions to. * Provide that solution in a different way than they have seen. * Create a way for people to find the solution you have * Decide how you will get paid, that is how you will get your money. * Find how you will keep communicating with them. MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE Embracing the Uniqueness of Being You How Podcasters can change the world by Cliff Ravenscraft Focus Your Life – a lesson I learnt from music MasteryMastery by Robert Greene The%204-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris Lucrative Pen by Dami Launch by Jeff Walker LET’S HEAR FROM YOU Got questions or you don’t understand anything well? Leave a comment for us in the comment below.

--2014 OCT 21
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HOW TO GET PAID TO BE YOU – Episode 14

HOW TO START FOR THE FIRST TIME – #15

God gives every one of us a good start –especially the first time, but it is up to us to finish strong. What we often ascribe to God as his sovereign orchestration has very little in determining how we end up. [Tweet "God gives every one of us a good start, but it is up to us to finish strong. #AUDACITY2LEAD"] This episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast lifts the mask off starting up with your life task for the first time. Gradually the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task’ is coming to an end with this being the 9th. And we want to thank you for being here from the first in the series. If you want to listen tothe episodes before this one, click here. ON THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: * The answer I gave to a guy who said, “Find purpose, be a solution, meet a need, let passion for what you do drive you, money is an added bonus.” How that paradigm will make you end up poor if you’re starting for the first time. * IDENTIFY. This means you should start with the end in mind. Getting started for the first time requires you have a picture of the end from the beginning so that the journey is easier to chart. * CLARIFY. Here, you construct the path that will take you wherever you’re headed. Sit down, and determine the time frames necessary to fulfil some measurable parts of the calling. * PROJECT. Bring the whole task you’re meant to accomplish out to the open. Gone are the days you hide dreams from dream-killers, if you come out clear on the dream, it will attract even better people than killers of the dream. * PURSUE. A dream you don’t pursue now soon becomes a nightmare. NOW, ADD TO THE DISCUSSION Is there anything you don’t understand well? Or maybe ideas you have for someone starting for the first time, share with us by leaving a comment below.

--2014 OCT 28
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WHAT TO DO WHEN STARTING OVER – Episode 16

If you’re thinking of giving up, remember why you started. Giving up or abandoning a project is almost commonplace. This episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast gives you some encouragement why you should not give up on that calling, or life task. This episode is dedicated to those who started with their life task, but left off having lost interest, discouraged, or whatever. This is number 10 in the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task’. I wonder why the audio quality of this episode was faltering. Well, that’s what we learn from trying and sticking to what you are called to do. SPECIFICALLY, YOU WILL LEARN: * Evaluate,analyseand review what you did. * How activating the law of commitment contributes to staying your course. It is all or nothing. If you are not going to be committed to your life task, you won’t be able to make anything out of starting over. * Eliminate distractions. Take up that idea, make it your life. Think of it. Live on that idea, let every muscle, nerve you have feed on that idea. * Be willing to pay the prize to fulfil what you are called to do. * Be flexible enough to accept change in the planning stage of your re-start up. * Run your life on principles instead of opinions. Other people would suggest what you did wrong and what to do right, but it is not every idea people share with you that will help you when starting over. * Make every effort to improve on the dream you have. The first time your goal was 1000, when starting the second time, make that goal 2000 so that it enables you to activate all the energies you have to pursue it, with increase momentum. You can stand up and stand out! MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE Where to find all other episodes in this series. Click here. Resources to help you NOW, ADD TO THE DISCUSSION Is there anything you don’t understand well? Or maybe some ideas you have for someone starting over, share with us by leaving a comment below.

--2014 NOV 4
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FREE TUTORIAL: HOW TO START YOUR OWN PODCAST RIGHT HERE IN NIGERIA (PLUS 20 FREE TOOLS TO USE)

If you have the ability to speak and press the record button, then you have an incredible opportunity in front of you to make some serious impact doing something that is both fun and easy - an on a massive scale just as I've done. Few weeks before I released my first ever podcast episode... With Earl Alright Just take a moment to imagine where you would be right now if you had your own radio or TV show with hundreds or thousands of loyal listeners all over the world in just a few months from today. Well, I am privileged to have started my podcast The Audacity2Lead a bit early and feel it’s wonderful to share with you how you can start yours. My journey into podcasting started with me running a finely-edited audio broadcast of my pastor’s messages on Facebook, Twitter, BBM and Whatsapp. I then went ahead and uploaded them to our church’s website. In the bid to make the process better, I discovered podcasting is a cool route to publish the message my pastor has been given. Then I started testing… What caught my eyes those days was that the first audio I published didn’t get much attention, but from the third and fourth, I suddenly began to have over 200 downloads weekly for each episode. And till today, even after I’ve paused publishing them, the stats are almost in that range. Want to Learn More AboutHow You Can Start Your Own Podcast? Enter your name and email to get more info [yikes-mailchimp form="2"] OKAY, SO WHAT’S BIG ABOUT PODCASTING? To a beginner, podcasting may be audio, video or media content shared over the internet. I’ll say it’s more like having your own radio or TV show with listeners and viewers around the world. The unique thing about podcast is that you don’t need a radio or TV, you don’t even have to listen to it on your computer. Almost all smartphones now have in-built capacity for podcast. If you use an Android phone, maybe Techno, you can get Stitcher from your Play Store. With Blackberry, you can check your media folder for an app icon called Podcasts, or you may download a completely different one from Blackberry App World. The beauty of podcast is that you can listen to what you want, when you want, where you want. Since you can download them to your phone’s mp3 player, you’re able to take and share your podcast to the farthest part of the world. SO, HOW CAN YOU START YOUR PODCAST? You are probably may have thought about starting your own podcast here in Nigeria, but you feel overwhelmed by all the expensive technical know-how’s you find online. That is why I did this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast just for you. Imagine a podcast about how to podcast. Hilarious! Just a few days ago, I read on Razor Social that “Podcasting is set to continue to grow at a rapid rate for many years to come.What YouTube is doing to TV is like what Podcasting is doing for radio.Imagine in a few years time when you hop into your car and you switch on the podcast inst...

--2014 NOV 18
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FREE TUTORIAL: HOW TO START YOUR OWN PODCAST RIGHT HERE IN NIGERIA (PLUS 20 FREE TOOLS TO USE)

Best Advice Before Leaving Your Job to Pursue Your Passion – #18

Welcome to this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast. This episode would be a crunchy one for you if your consideration has been to leave your job to pursue your passion. On this episode I asked 5 experts who I love and respect to give their best advice for someone leaving his or her job to pursue his or her passion, and I must tell you the answers are phenomenal. I asked Emeka Nobis, Coach Sam Obafemi, Tomisin Ajiboye, Ade Olowojoba, and Mayowa Ajisafe. One common thread with the different answers they gave is that you can have a job and pursue your passion. SPECIFICALLY, YOU WILL LEARN: * Why do you want to leave? * If you leave, what will you be known for? * Can you or can’t you start your passion as a side gig? * What contingency plans do you have in place? * What things do you need? For me, I started pursuing Young & Strong, my passion in 2010. In 2012, I got on board the staff of a non-profit organization. A year later, I was permitted to run that assignement alongside my paid employment. Today, I’ve left that job and now fully focused on what I’m doing now. Looking back I learnt some lessons, which is reiterated by the different persons you will be listening to. First is Coach Sam Obafemi, who is an Anger Management Therapist and Business Coach. Next is Emeka Nobis, Best Life Strategist and head at Profound Impacts Tomisin Ajiboye is the senior consultant at Idea Factory, who shared some tips way beyond the question to even starting up and running. Ade Olowojoba, who gives the next answer is a HR personnel with Career Solutions Africa. And finally, the thrilling story of Mayowa Ajisafe of AuthorsCrib.com. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT This is the last episode for the year 2014. From 2015, we will pick up from here and introduce a number of things for your development. If you got questions to ask, kindly tweet at the different guests and they will surely answer you. Their twitter handles respectively: Coach Sam Obafemi, Emeka Nobis, Tomisin Ajiboye, Ade Olowojoba , and Mayowa Ajisafe. MENTIONED ON THE EPISODE Mayowa referenced these posts on the podcast How to Pursue your Passion without Money It’s Never Too Late to Escape a Passionless Career

--2014 DEC 9
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HOW TO SUCCEED AS A YOUNG MISSION ENTREPRENEUR WITHOUT BURNING OUT WITH BEN KUBASSEK

We kick this year off with a very inspiring conversation with Ben Kubassek, best-selling author, and CEO of multiple companies. Ben achieved all of the financial goals he set for himself at the age of 27, and then had a burnout, which led to discovering his life task, message and passion. Ben, who is 56 years now, believes the missionaries of the future will be young entrepreneurs who have specific life tasks. Ben is the CEO of a lot of companies some of which are in the arenas of home building/land development, construction, retails and speaking/training. Most of these he started after leaving his granddad’s commune at the age of 21. Ben is the best-selling author of Succeed Without Burnout and 5 ‘F’ Words that Will Energize Your Life. [Tweet "The missionaries of the future will be entrepreneurs – @BenKubassek #Audacity2Lead"] ON THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL DISCOVER: * How Ben has never had a job in his life. * How without education or money, and even being raised in a hen house, working from 14 to 21 years on a farmland, Ben grew to become the ‘Who is Who in Canadian Business’ in 6 years. * 4 types of entrepreneurs: Entrepreneur, Social Entrepreneur, Mission Entrepreneur, and Legacy Entrepreneur. * 3 things every social entrepreneur should care about: People, Profit, and Project. * How what makes you mad, sad, or glad can be a pointer to your life purpose and passion. * How it is a lot easier to start a business in this time and age where you don’t have to have an office, yet run a business that reaches the whole world. * 5 ‘F’ words that will energize your life * Things to do when beginning an entrepreneurship journey. TIPS SHARED: * Very simple tip to avoid burn out: 30 days of physical exercise. * Setting goals in each area of the 5 ‘F’s in your life. * 3 tips to starting a quick business: support, encouragement, knowledge or what Ben calls know, grow and go. MENTIONED ON THE PODCAST: * Young Entrepreneur System * Free tools for young entrepreneurs * Succeed Without Burnout * Succeed Without Burnout (Kindle Edition) * 5 ‘F’ Words that Will Energize Your Life * Ben Kubassek on Twitter * Ben Kubassek on Facebook Click here to listen or subscribe on iTunes Thank you for listening to this episode. Remember to Get Focused, Get Started, and Be Impactful.

--2015 JAN 20
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HOW TO SUCCEED AS A YOUNG MISSION ENTREPRENEUR WITHOUT BURNING OUT WITH BEN KUBASSEK

THOMAS FULMER: LAUNCH AN ONLINE COACHING BUSINESS – #20

If you have been looking to launchan online coaching, consulting or training business, look no more, this episode is for you. First,I metThomas Fulmer through a coaching course I took which was taught by Jeffery T. Sooey of Master Coach University, and we connected and today I have him on the podcast to share with you how you can launch anonline coaching business. As an entrepreneur, business owner, and professionalspeaker, Thomas Fulmer has over 18 years experience working with businesses, chambers of commerce, andprofessional organizations. His experiences while building 6 companies and training 1000’s of people hastaught him many lessons, includingthe wisdom of seeking out experts and mentors. His expertise includes Communicating Effectively Under Pressure and ConflictResolution(otherwise known as Dealing with Difficult People) , Sales-How to Sell Without Selling and Sales Process Consulting, and Developing Effective Leaders and Managers. ON THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL DISCOVER: * How simple it is to get started with coaching generally, just as Tom did back in 2007. * How knowing people, getting out there just doing what you can do brings you more coaching clients, or startup clients by people becoming interested in what you do. * How you can transit from something you naturally do into what could bring you income. * How to get started with coaching and training generally. * If you work with family member, you are doing good, but if you can work with a spouse, you are doing better. * Steps to take to get started with online coaching: Create a solid platform; Have a very good organization; and more that you will discover on this episode. * Why you need to have a target audience when you’re new and getting started. In fact, do not be afraid to narrow who you’re targeting. * Where to go when you have to market your new coaching business. LISTENER QUESTION: Mayowa asked, “How do I get my first client if I’m just starting and nobody knows who I am?” ANSWER: Who is in your sphere of influence? Usually people have some circle of influence and that sets certain some expectations. So what you do is look through who your contacts are, the connections they have, and assess how they see you. What you do is you pick someone who already sees you as a trusted expert in that area, and then simply reach out to them and ask for an introduction. Second, who do you know that can benefit from whatever it is you are helping people do? And simply ask them question. Third, create an online profile that matches what you want people to see about you. You want whatever they see should set an expectation for what to come. TIPS: * Coaching Solutions: Secrets to Sales Success in 2015 - Some Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Launching Online. Never forget to create a professional presence that sets the expectation for people. This is because people will look you up. Don’t start presentations too soon. Don’t waste time marketing to people who are not really your target market. Don’t be afraid to narrow who you are targeting. * Look for how to build strategic alliance. Find, create, collaborate, work together with people to do things. The better you are at collaborating with people, the more effective you will be. MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: * Coaching Solutions: Secrets to Sales Success in 2015 * When You Need a Speaker (Special Discount for #Audacity2Lead tribe m...

--2015 JAN 27
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HOW TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL STORY – Episode 11

What stories are you telling yourself? What kind of story are you hearing? What script of a story are you living? Welcome to another session of The Audacity2Lead podcast. Last episode, we discussed how the words we hear on our inside, the pictures we conceive within, and the impressions on our hearts all contribute to the identification of our calling and life task. On this episode, we take that conversation further by looking at how these three things plus many others help you live a meaningful story. This is the 5th in the series, ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’ SPECIFICALLY ON THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS: What stories are, their meanings and how they develop. Function of stories. I shared the story of my early introduction to television, and how being drawn into the story in a movie brought tears to my eyes. You either have a story to tell, imagine a story, or live a story. In living, you have to be clear, so I shared 2 tips on how tolive a meaningful story: * Put your calling and life task in the context of a narrative. If your calling is to write or tell stories, it means you share stories that transform thoughts, encourages, and unite people in love. If it is to equip, train or mentor leaders, you could make it into a narrative by saying, you help young leaders make the leap from potential to productive performance. * Share your story with the world. Jordan Stroman says, “Everyone’s story is completely unique, and needs to be shared with others. When suffering finds a meaningful context, it ceases to be suffering.” Discover and dig into what God is calling you to do, and find how best you could the share it with the world as a story. We round off this section with 2 categories of stories: * Internal stories – the stories you tell yourself * External stories – stories people tell you about others, or the stories people tell others about you. TIP OF THE WEEK: For me to constantly engage in telling myself positive stories, I use reminders on my phone to keep words of affirmation around me. I share more about that on the podcast. THANK YOU OF THE WEEK My thank you goes to Ikenna Ikpah @amIkenna who was my guest on the #Audacity2Lead on Sunday 17th September, 2014. RECOMMENDED READING Lead with a Story: A Guide to Crafting Business Narratives That Captivate, Convince, and Inspire QUESTION OF THE WEEK What stories are you telling yourself and your calling? Leave a comment for me below and let’s see how we can work things out.

24 MIN2014 SEP 23
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HOW TO LIVE A MEANINGFUL STORY – Episode 11

HOW TO INVEST IN YOURSELF – Episode 12

There are 2 assets you have. The one you invest in determines the result you get with your life. Investing in yourself is a critical way to prepare yourself for something big. Life is seed before harvest with time in-between. Whatever products or results you find in people’s lives are outcomes of certain investments, which you can call seeds. This episode shares with you 3 of those investments necessary for maximizing your potential. We look into how to invest in yourself so you could get to that productive performance level you desire. This is the 6th in the series, ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’ SPECIFICALLY ON THIS EPISODE, WE DISCUSS: * Why whatever you pay for is different from what you get. You either pay for what is real or a value perceived. * How do you identify perceived value? Check these three things: * Pricing * Packaging * Promotions Beyond these, there is the real value, and that is often immeasurable. * Mental Investment * Physical Investment * Spiritual Investment WHY SHOULD YOU MAKE INVESTMENTS NOW THAT YOU’RE YOUNG? If youth-hood is a blunder, adulthood becomes a regret. If youth-hood is a lot of investment, manhood would be a lot of enjoyment. If you invest in yourself while growing up, you get your ROI in old age. TARA ASKED: What would you advice a young lady who is so full of ideas, but all she does is lie on her bed saying, “I’m thinking about money,” resulting in laziness, moodiness? Money is a license to freedom. It frees you to do the work that matters. You don’t get paid for the potentials you have, you are paid for your performance. TIPS SHARED: * Do an evaluation for yourself, talents, gifts, abilities, passion and your calling. * Engage the help of a coach * Find resources, books, tapes, podcasts, etc. to learn from. * Find a way of having personal retreats, possibly once in a quarter. MENTIONED ON THE PODCAST: * The episode I talked about my personal life evaluation as part of my quarterly review. * Davidson Amedu (Dr. Talle) QUESTION OF THE WEEK What investments are you going to make in yourself that will change your outcome in the next 5 to 10 years? Leave a comment for me below and let’s see how we can work things out.

--2014 SEP 30
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HOW TO INVEST IN YOURSELF – Episode 12

HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY – #12

74% of employees are said to be experiencing a personal energy crisis. That’s a huge number considering the fact that most people are on a job they don’t really love. Productivity has to do with creating value. It is the balance of input and output. Personal productivity will then mean what you do to create or receive value. On this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast, we discuss how to increase your personal productivity as part of the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’ SPECIFICALLY, WE DISCUSS: * THE POWER OF THE LIST: 2 kinds of list: to-do list; and the to-be list. We almost always have a lot of things we want to do. Keeping those things in your head won't help your personal productivity productivity. The best way I've handled this is to write things down. Notes on your mobile device should be enough for this. Blackberry, Android, iPhone etc. * TIME BALANCE: Time has various levels of quality. First, you have to make the best of each kind of time. And second, you have to try to make your time higher quality. I use a printed Calendar block to schedule my time. * HANDLING INTERRUPTIONS: As unavoidable as interruptions may be, you can control them. Set clear boundaries and communicate it clearly to your colleagues, friends and associates. If your email is a load on your neck, turn off internet connection when you have to. Doing things like this doesn't mean you're avoiding interruptions, it does mean you're controlling them and not allow them control you. * THE PRODUCTIVE SLEEP: The effectiveness of a 10 minutes nap. The thing is that postponed rest never comes until you're forced to by, maybe, a break down. * PROCRASTINATION: "The real productivity problem people have is procrastination," someone says. What is procrastination? It simply is the counsel that plays in your head telling you 'it can always be done later.' Click here to read on how to beat the counsel of until. * TAKE THE ENERGY TEST: 74% of employees are said to be experiencing a personal energy crisis. Take this energy test to figure out where you need to focus your energy * THE MYTH OF PERFECTIONISM: The myth of Perfectionism is the mother of frustration. It you need to do it all, get started first, make adjustments as you go on. MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE The Energy Test – Take it here for free How to Invest in yourself How to Beat the Counsel of ‘Until…’ THANK YOU OF THE WEEK Coach Sam Obafemi of Barnabas House Segun Akiode whose birthday was the day we recorded this episode Adeh Jones Sam Semako of CareerWise Consults Emeka Nobis Oludami of LucrativePen

--2014 OCT 14
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HOW TO INCREASE YOUR PERSONAL PRODUCTIVITY – #12

HOW TO GET PAID TO BE YOU – Episode 14

You have been told to stop doing the work you hate and start doing what you love. The question is: where and how do you get started on that route? (c) JamesPhotography Today, on this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast, we decided not to shy away from this avoided topic of living a meaningful life while doing what you love. We're talking about how to get paid to be you. This is another shotof the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task.’ SPECIFICALLY, WE DISCUSS: * Why it is important to embrace your uniqueness. Tara shared a simple formula for determining your uniqueness on a previous episode – YOU to mean YOUR OBVIOUS UNIQUENESS. Now we put it to practice as we bring it to where you get paid to embrace that obvious uniqueness by deliberately making it known. * Branding Yourself to stand out. People won’t pay for a commoner. Aspirations either, won’t get you on a paying line. To do this, you clarify these three things: who you are, what you do, and how what you do solves problems for people. * I share my story of how I made over N50,000 in less than 2 months without having a job using my phone. * 5 TIPS TO SELLING ANYTHING ONLINE AND OFFLINE * Identify people who have needs, a problem they have and are looking for solutions to. * Provide that solution in a different way than they have seen. * Create a way for people to find the solution you have * Decide how you will get paid, that is how you will get your money. * Find how you will keep communicating with them. MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE Embracing the Uniqueness of Being You How Podcasters can change the world by Cliff Ravenscraft Focus Your Life – a lesson I learnt from music MasteryMastery by Robert Greene The%204-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (Expanded and Updated)The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris Lucrative Pen by Dami Launch by Jeff Walker LET’S HEAR FROM YOU Got questions or you don’t understand anything well? Leave a comment for us in the comment below.

--2014 OCT 21
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HOW TO GET PAID TO BE YOU – Episode 14

HOW TO START FOR THE FIRST TIME – #15

God gives every one of us a good start –especially the first time, but it is up to us to finish strong. What we often ascribe to God as his sovereign orchestration has very little in determining how we end up. [Tweet "God gives every one of us a good start, but it is up to us to finish strong. #AUDACITY2LEAD"] This episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast lifts the mask off starting up with your life task for the first time. Gradually the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task’ is coming to an end with this being the 9th. And we want to thank you for being here from the first in the series. If you want to listen tothe episodes before this one, click here. ON THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL LEARN: * The answer I gave to a guy who said, “Find purpose, be a solution, meet a need, let passion for what you do drive you, money is an added bonus.” How that paradigm will make you end up poor if you’re starting for the first time. * IDENTIFY. This means you should start with the end in mind. Getting started for the first time requires you have a picture of the end from the beginning so that the journey is easier to chart. * CLARIFY. Here, you construct the path that will take you wherever you’re headed. Sit down, and determine the time frames necessary to fulfil some measurable parts of the calling. * PROJECT. Bring the whole task you’re meant to accomplish out to the open. Gone are the days you hide dreams from dream-killers, if you come out clear on the dream, it will attract even better people than killers of the dream. * PURSUE. A dream you don’t pursue now soon becomes a nightmare. NOW, ADD TO THE DISCUSSION Is there anything you don’t understand well? Or maybe ideas you have for someone starting for the first time, share with us by leaving a comment below.

--2014 OCT 28
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HOW TO START FOR THE FIRST TIME – #15

WHAT TO DO WHEN STARTING OVER – Episode 16

If you’re thinking of giving up, remember why you started. Giving up or abandoning a project is almost commonplace. This episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast gives you some encouragement why you should not give up on that calling, or life task. This episode is dedicated to those who started with their life task, but left off having lost interest, discouraged, or whatever. This is number 10 in the series ‘11 Essentials of a Great Life Task’. I wonder why the audio quality of this episode was faltering. Well, that’s what we learn from trying and sticking to what you are called to do. SPECIFICALLY, YOU WILL LEARN: * Evaluate,analyseand review what you did. * How activating the law of commitment contributes to staying your course. It is all or nothing. If you are not going to be committed to your life task, you won’t be able to make anything out of starting over. * Eliminate distractions. Take up that idea, make it your life. Think of it. Live on that idea, let every muscle, nerve you have feed on that idea. * Be willing to pay the prize to fulfil what you are called to do. * Be flexible enough to accept change in the planning stage of your re-start up. * Run your life on principles instead of opinions. Other people would suggest what you did wrong and what to do right, but it is not every idea people share with you that will help you when starting over. * Make every effort to improve on the dream you have. The first time your goal was 1000, when starting the second time, make that goal 2000 so that it enables you to activate all the energies you have to pursue it, with increase momentum. You can stand up and stand out! MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE Where to find all other episodes in this series. Click here. Resources to help you NOW, ADD TO THE DISCUSSION Is there anything you don’t understand well? Or maybe some ideas you have for someone starting over, share with us by leaving a comment below.

--2014 NOV 4
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WHAT TO DO WHEN STARTING OVER – Episode 16

FREE TUTORIAL: HOW TO START YOUR OWN PODCAST RIGHT HERE IN NIGERIA (PLUS 20 FREE TOOLS TO USE)

If you have the ability to speak and press the record button, then you have an incredible opportunity in front of you to make some serious impact doing something that is both fun and easy - an on a massive scale just as I've done. Few weeks before I released my first ever podcast episode... With Earl Alright Just take a moment to imagine where you would be right now if you had your own radio or TV show with hundreds or thousands of loyal listeners all over the world in just a few months from today. Well, I am privileged to have started my podcast The Audacity2Lead a bit early and feel it’s wonderful to share with you how you can start yours. My journey into podcasting started with me running a finely-edited audio broadcast of my pastor’s messages on Facebook, Twitter, BBM and Whatsapp. I then went ahead and uploaded them to our church’s website. In the bid to make the process better, I discovered podcasting is a cool route to publish the message my pastor has been given. Then I started testing… What caught my eyes those days was that the first audio I published didn’t get much attention, but from the third and fourth, I suddenly began to have over 200 downloads weekly for each episode. And till today, even after I’ve paused publishing them, the stats are almost in that range. Want to Learn More AboutHow You Can Start Your Own Podcast? Enter your name and email to get more info [yikes-mailchimp form="2"] OKAY, SO WHAT’S BIG ABOUT PODCASTING? To a beginner, podcasting may be audio, video or media content shared over the internet. I’ll say it’s more like having your own radio or TV show with listeners and viewers around the world. The unique thing about podcast is that you don’t need a radio or TV, you don’t even have to listen to it on your computer. Almost all smartphones now have in-built capacity for podcast. If you use an Android phone, maybe Techno, you can get Stitcher from your Play Store. With Blackberry, you can check your media folder for an app icon called Podcasts, or you may download a completely different one from Blackberry App World. The beauty of podcast is that you can listen to what you want, when you want, where you want. Since you can download them to your phone’s mp3 player, you’re able to take and share your podcast to the farthest part of the world. SO, HOW CAN YOU START YOUR PODCAST? You are probably may have thought about starting your own podcast here in Nigeria, but you feel overwhelmed by all the expensive technical know-how’s you find online. That is why I did this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast just for you. Imagine a podcast about how to podcast. Hilarious! Just a few days ago, I read on Razor Social that “Podcasting is set to continue to grow at a rapid rate for many years to come.What YouTube is doing to TV is like what Podcasting is doing for radio.Imagine in a few years time when you hop into your car and you switch on the podcast inst...

--2014 NOV 18
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FREE TUTORIAL: HOW TO START YOUR OWN PODCAST RIGHT HERE IN NIGERIA (PLUS 20 FREE TOOLS TO USE)

Best Advice Before Leaving Your Job to Pursue Your Passion – #18

Welcome to this episode of the Audacity2Lead podcast. This episode would be a crunchy one for you if your consideration has been to leave your job to pursue your passion. On this episode I asked 5 experts who I love and respect to give their best advice for someone leaving his or her job to pursue his or her passion, and I must tell you the answers are phenomenal. I asked Emeka Nobis, Coach Sam Obafemi, Tomisin Ajiboye, Ade Olowojoba, and Mayowa Ajisafe. One common thread with the different answers they gave is that you can have a job and pursue your passion. SPECIFICALLY, YOU WILL LEARN: * Why do you want to leave? * If you leave, what will you be known for? * Can you or can’t you start your passion as a side gig? * What contingency plans do you have in place? * What things do you need? For me, I started pursuing Young & Strong, my passion in 2010. In 2012, I got on board the staff of a non-profit organization. A year later, I was permitted to run that assignement alongside my paid employment. Today, I’ve left that job and now fully focused on what I’m doing now. Looking back I learnt some lessons, which is reiterated by the different persons you will be listening to. First is Coach Sam Obafemi, who is an Anger Management Therapist and Business Coach. Next is Emeka Nobis, Best Life Strategist and head at Profound Impacts Tomisin Ajiboye is the senior consultant at Idea Factory, who shared some tips way beyond the question to even starting up and running. Ade Olowojoba, who gives the next answer is a HR personnel with Career Solutions Africa. And finally, the thrilling story of Mayowa Ajisafe of AuthorsCrib.com. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT This is the last episode for the year 2014. From 2015, we will pick up from here and introduce a number of things for your development. If you got questions to ask, kindly tweet at the different guests and they will surely answer you. Their twitter handles respectively: Coach Sam Obafemi, Emeka Nobis, Tomisin Ajiboye, Ade Olowojoba , and Mayowa Ajisafe. MENTIONED ON THE EPISODE Mayowa referenced these posts on the podcast How to Pursue your Passion without Money It’s Never Too Late to Escape a Passionless Career

--2014 DEC 9
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Best Advice Before Leaving Your Job to Pursue Your Passion – #18

HOW TO SUCCEED AS A YOUNG MISSION ENTREPRENEUR WITHOUT BURNING OUT WITH BEN KUBASSEK

We kick this year off with a very inspiring conversation with Ben Kubassek, best-selling author, and CEO of multiple companies. Ben achieved all of the financial goals he set for himself at the age of 27, and then had a burnout, which led to discovering his life task, message and passion. Ben, who is 56 years now, believes the missionaries of the future will be young entrepreneurs who have specific life tasks. Ben is the CEO of a lot of companies some of which are in the arenas of home building/land development, construction, retails and speaking/training. Most of these he started after leaving his granddad’s commune at the age of 21. Ben is the best-selling author of Succeed Without Burnout and 5 ‘F’ Words that Will Energize Your Life. [Tweet "The missionaries of the future will be entrepreneurs – @BenKubassek #Audacity2Lead"] ON THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL DISCOVER: * How Ben has never had a job in his life. * How without education or money, and even being raised in a hen house, working from 14 to 21 years on a farmland, Ben grew to become the ‘Who is Who in Canadian Business’ in 6 years. * 4 types of entrepreneurs: Entrepreneur, Social Entrepreneur, Mission Entrepreneur, and Legacy Entrepreneur. * 3 things every social entrepreneur should care about: People, Profit, and Project. * How what makes you mad, sad, or glad can be a pointer to your life purpose and passion. * How it is a lot easier to start a business in this time and age where you don’t have to have an office, yet run a business that reaches the whole world. * 5 ‘F’ words that will energize your life * Things to do when beginning an entrepreneurship journey. TIPS SHARED: * Very simple tip to avoid burn out: 30 days of physical exercise. * Setting goals in each area of the 5 ‘F’s in your life. * 3 tips to starting a quick business: support, encouragement, knowledge or what Ben calls know, grow and go. MENTIONED ON THE PODCAST: * Young Entrepreneur System * Free tools for young entrepreneurs * Succeed Without Burnout * Succeed Without Burnout (Kindle Edition) * 5 ‘F’ Words that Will Energize Your Life * Ben Kubassek on Twitter * Ben Kubassek on Facebook Click here to listen or subscribe on iTunes Thank you for listening to this episode. Remember to Get Focused, Get Started, and Be Impactful.

--2015 JAN 20
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HOW TO SUCCEED AS A YOUNG MISSION ENTREPRENEUR WITHOUT BURNING OUT WITH BEN KUBASSEK

THOMAS FULMER: LAUNCH AN ONLINE COACHING BUSINESS – #20

If you have been looking to launchan online coaching, consulting or training business, look no more, this episode is for you. First,I metThomas Fulmer through a coaching course I took which was taught by Jeffery T. Sooey of Master Coach University, and we connected and today I have him on the podcast to share with you how you can launch anonline coaching business. As an entrepreneur, business owner, and professionalspeaker, Thomas Fulmer has over 18 years experience working with businesses, chambers of commerce, andprofessional organizations. His experiences while building 6 companies and training 1000’s of people hastaught him many lessons, includingthe wisdom of seeking out experts and mentors. His expertise includes Communicating Effectively Under Pressure and ConflictResolution(otherwise known as Dealing with Difficult People) , Sales-How to Sell Without Selling and Sales Process Consulting, and Developing Effective Leaders and Managers. ON THIS EPISODE, YOU WILL DISCOVER: * How simple it is to get started with coaching generally, just as Tom did back in 2007. * How knowing people, getting out there just doing what you can do brings you more coaching clients, or startup clients by people becoming interested in what you do. * How you can transit from something you naturally do into what could bring you income. * How to get started with coaching and training generally. * If you work with family member, you are doing good, but if you can work with a spouse, you are doing better. * Steps to take to get started with online coaching: Create a solid platform; Have a very good organization; and more that you will discover on this episode. * Why you need to have a target audience when you’re new and getting started. In fact, do not be afraid to narrow who you’re targeting. * Where to go when you have to market your new coaching business. LISTENER QUESTION: Mayowa asked, “How do I get my first client if I’m just starting and nobody knows who I am?” ANSWER: Who is in your sphere of influence? Usually people have some circle of influence and that sets certain some expectations. So what you do is look through who your contacts are, the connections they have, and assess how they see you. What you do is you pick someone who already sees you as a trusted expert in that area, and then simply reach out to them and ask for an introduction. Second, who do you know that can benefit from whatever it is you are helping people do? And simply ask them question. Third, create an online profile that matches what you want people to see about you. You want whatever they see should set an expectation for what to come. TIPS: * Coaching Solutions: Secrets to Sales Success in 2015 - Some Mistakes You Need to Avoid When Launching Online. Never forget to create a professional presence that sets the expectation for people. This is because people will look you up. Don’t start presentations too soon. Don’t waste time marketing to people who are not really your target market. Don’t be afraid to narrow who you are targeting. * Look for how to build strategic alliance. Find, create, collaborate, work together with people to do things. The better you are at collaborating with people, the more effective you will be. MENTIONED ON THIS EPISODE: * Coaching Solutions: Secrets to Sales Success in 2015 * When You Need a Speaker (Special Discount for #Audacity2Lead tribe m...

--2015 JAN 27
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THOMAS FULMER: LAUNCH AN ONLINE COACHING BUSINESS – #20
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