5 Tips On How To Accomplish Your Goals

Teens and young adults have a lot of energy and hormones raging in their systems. For many, the only outlet is a party! Unfortunately, this is never productive nor progressive. It’s a waste of time, energy and resources.

Let me tell you that there is a better party that is productive, progressive and brings greater fulfillment. Let me breakdown this party for you: P.A.R.T.Y.

PLAN

Plan your day, plan your life! Many times we put of the essential task of planning because it is mentally demanding, yet it is the most critical task we need to do.

So Jotham became mighty, because he prepared his ways before the Lord his God.

2 Chronicles 27:6

Greatness is planned. Greatness will not fall in your laps, you have to plan for it. To be honest with you, planning is not as tedious and boring as people say it is. It can actually be a fun event.  Throw a planning party and invite your friends. You may not get as large a crowd as with other parties but party on anyway.  Group your progressive friends together and have a “life board meeting”. Help each other make executable plans that will propel you to greatness. Set goals that will be your roadmap to success.

ACCURACY

Be accurate in executing your goals. Practice the art and skill of precision in life. Don’t be shoddy or haphazard in the execution of your plans. David had 5 smooth stones to kill Goliath with, but he knew he only had one shot at it.

He had to be precise.

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3 Tips For Raising Generous Children

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It was a beautiful Sunday morning. With joy in our hearts and songs on our lips, we were getting ready to go to church.

Really?

Yes. Africans are a singing people. We sing while working, when we are sad and of course when we are happy.

That’s why I love church in Africa. It’s a vibrant, colourful gathering of all the saints and one can’t but help looking forward to the church services.

Hold on. Perhaps you are wondering who I am and why you should even listen to me. I get it. Let me give you a bit of my story.

My name is Katopeka Nkhoma, but to keep it simple just call me Kato.

I am a missionary serving in one of the villages of a small Southern African nation called Botswana.

A Zambian raised in Zimbabwe, I crossed the borders into Botswana at the age of 23. The villages in this sub Saharan part of the world needed the gospel desperately, and the labourers were few. I decided to answer the call and venture into the unknown.

Ten years later, married to a native, we continue to transform this nation one soul at a time. A nation whose economy is being slowed by HIV; one of the highest in the world. Child headed families have become the norm, with the eldest child sometimes forfeiting school in order to work for the family.

For these reasons the gospel has become an urgent need here.

And so the final custom before leaving for church is always the most important for me; giving our two children their offering. For me, this is an important lesson on its own. A lesson on the value of generosity.

As I handed them the usual coins, my daughter’s demeanour suddenly changed.

“What’s wrong dear?” My mind was already racing with the possible answers. Stomach-ache? The water hadn’t been its usual colour that week. Or could it be the flu that was doing its seasonal rounds?

Her answer a few thoughtful seconds later knocked me to the ground.

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BLOGGING: BUSINESS SENSE OR BUSINESS NONSENSE?

business blogging

Is your business blogging?

We are living in a digital age. Anything analogue is left out of the dialogue. And, my good friend, dialogue is what drives every business. If people are not talking about your business:

1. You lose out on free marketing
2. People can’t trust your brand
3. Your product is ignored

What does all this have to do with blogging?

Everything.

A well-maintained blog solves all the above problems and more. Let me elaborate. Here are 10 reasons your business needs a blog (no matter the industry).

1. A great way to market your business

With the advent of the smartphone, traditional advertising is fast becoming redundant. This is because information about everything is right at our fingertips, thanks to Google.
The infographic below shows the increase in internet usage globally.

This is where blogging becomes a powerful marketing tool. A well written, SEO optimised and maintained blog will put you on Google’s front page. Simply put, a blog has the power to put your business in front of 3773 billion people.

2. Builds authority and influence

One ingredient that drives sales more than others is trust. People buy products they trust and trust is a by product of authority. That is what a blog does for a brand; it builds authority.

Head over to She Leads Africa for the full article.