Control That One Variable Called Work Ethic

Can luck make one successful? Maybe. But you are truly successful because of one or a mix of these; effective use of your time, smartness in handling responsibilities and rightly positioning yourself in the right place with the right people. But being successful is not enough. It has to be passionately maintained. This can only be done through hard workethic – the ladder through which you got there in the first place. That is the one variable you can control.

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A lot of people are not working up to 100% of their capacity. When you have decided on what you want to do, give it your best. Work hard to do it right. I’m sure you don’t want to be that person five (5) years from now who will be known for nothing, because you have refused to find you, your true passion and your place of primary assignment in life. Some readers of this article, if not careful, may just end up as one of these people.

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But did you know that time is as cruel as a hungry lion? It definitely does not respect your inertia or pointless living.
When I talk to people who are about going into business (which I often do), I tell them to look right at their immediate environment, to get inspired by people who are successful in their chosen endeavours. These successful people are those who have dedicated their all into that worthwhile venture.

What is worth doing is worth doing well because hard work sure yields success. By hard work, I mean working smart and adding value to others, as the average person will never part with their money or resources if they know you are not adding any value to them.

It is true that some species of human don’t have a brain that can think up ideas. Sounds like a joke, right? You can laugh over this if you must! But others do have a brain that generates ideas.

While some people believe in sharing their ideas with others, some are marvelously stingy with theirs ; they do not share them with others. Such people might have grown up with the deadly notion that sharing their ideas with people might cause them (the ideas) to be stolen or even tagged bad. Whatever their reasons might be, ideas hoarding doesn’t help the person who hoards either. It only shuts further refining and referral of the potentials, embedded in an idea.

Sharing your ideas, not just with anyone, but with perceived and proven resourceful persons is a good habit. Clap! Do you know why? You are pregnant with potentials. But potentials not sharpen and birthed at the right time have a very high risk of premature death! Finding the right people to discuss the ideas with is like being in a labour room having the right combination of expatriates – doctors, nurses and what have you. Delivery is close to certain. At delivery they clean up the baby, wrapped and then brought to the mother. This is called Idea refining!

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Also, being in the labour room commits the medical team on duty to help you deliver your baby (your seed). And for you, you need to push hard, not minding the pains of the moment, despite the fact that helpers surround you. That shows integrity, seriousness and hard work on your part!

The things we do in the past have a subtle way of creeping into our future, unannounced! Hence it is needful to understand that no acquired knowledge or experiences are a trash. They are invaluable assets : I have come to know this by experience! I’m sure you have something to say about this, too. Don’t you?

Purposes are, and should be established after multiple counsels. I bet you are not as all-knowing as you think you are. And you are definitely not and will never be! Only God is. Control how you work. Dedicate your time to things that matter most to you. The more time you give to a thing, the better you will be at doing it.

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Don’t sit back. Go to work. Inculcate this rule.
You don’t want to miss the next golden rule to becoming a successful entrepreneur; “Understanding The 5-steps Sales Process That Will Help You Sell To Anyone”.
Till I come your way, stay focused.

Hon. Elisha’s Atlanta Work Weekend: Senator Donzella James’ Warm Welcome Plus AWLO Atlanta Executives Retreat

After the AWLO founder’s fulfilled work week in Houston Texas; the highlight of it being the Exchange Program for AWLO Youth Council Members at the Houston Community College, his visit now takes him to Atlanta Georgia where the headquarters of AWLO USA is located.

Hon. Elisha Attai is in the company of the AWLO Global Youth Matron/BOT Member; Dr. Violet Arene, and are being treated to a grand welcome by the AWLO USA Patron, Senator Donzella James who has always been a huge supporter of AWLO, and the USA Chapters over the years.

Hon. Elisha Attai & AWLO Global Youth Matron; Dr. Violet Arene being received by Senator Donzella James; Senator of the State of Georgia & AWLO Patron with Roland Washington; Chief Operating Officer, NIA


This visit also sees a converge of the Executives of the AWLO Atlanta Chapter, and the Youth Council. it causes a stirring-up in the chapter as Dr. Violet Arene facilitated a leadership retreat for the executives.


Here is to looking forward to more that is to come in the remaining days during the President’s stay in the US. His next stop will be Washington DC. AWLO USA is also making plans to host the annual Summer Conference in Atlanta in August.

AWLO’s New Exchange Program Collaboration with Houston Community College USA

To give the next generation of female leaders access to the right infrastructure for career development, African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) has collaborated with the Houston Community College (HCC) to initiate an exchange program for members of the AWLO Youth Council in the Faculty of Media Arts & Technology Center of Excellence.

HCC is a first choice institution for quality and innovative education in the field of media arts and technology.
According to the Founder of AWLO; Hon. Elisha Attai, this exchange program will design a future for the women in the Youth Council in the Media & Technology Sector. It will also include Entrepreneurial Studies, and is a scholarship program.

Dr. Jimmy Adams, the Dean of the Faculty of Media Arts & Technology Center of Excellence has committed to seeing to the success of the program, and will be working with the AWLO Houston Chapter to smoothly coördinate this program.

Hon. Elisha’s two-week work visit to the USA continues as he’s headed to Atlanta next. AWLO looks forward to having a momentum-filled season.

The Exchange Program in progress.

USA Moments with Mr. President – Hon. Elisha Attai: Global Executive Council Support represented by Dr. Violet Arene & First Think-Tank Meeting with AWLO Houston Texas Executives

Every year the Founder of African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO), Hon. Elisha Attai, takes on a working visit to the USA for two weeks; to stay-in-tune-with and track progress, to discuss and implement expansion, and also to interact with the leadership of the organization.

AWLO USA has been one of the proactive regions. During Hon. Elisha Attai’s work visit last year, he inaugurated 5 additional Chapters, and formidable ties were established between the organization and African embassies in the United States.

AWLO Chapters are spread across Continents to integrate Women of African Descent. AWLO creates engagement through chapters. We strategize for, and implement impact at the community level, and also coordinate and empower members for developmental projects at the community level through chapters.

This year the Founder hopes to amplify impact in the USA, to reinforce the vision among AWLO members, and also to track progress of infrastructures. One of the latest infrastructures of the organization has been the Youth Council, his visit is to further solidify this platform. He is also meeting with executives to re-strategize on gaining more grounds, and he hopes that this visit will inspire renewed zeal amongst members.

The AWLO leadership Structure is built to empower, and hone the leadership skills of team members. Hon. Elisha Attai hopes to instill the same passion as in himself, in leaders of the organization. It is in times like these he bonds with team members to ignite such zeal. He is known for his warmth in leadership.

His first stop has been Houston Texas, for the first think-tank meeting with the executives of the AWLO Houston Texas Chapter. In his Company has been the Global Youth Matron; Dr. Violet Arene, and were being received by the AWLO Houston Texas Coordinator; Mrs. Donna McGowan. Mr. President is optimistic that these will be times of inspiration.

AWLO ATLANTA MEETING L-R: Mrs Donna McGowan (Coordinator, Houston, Texas), Dr. Mrs. Violet Arene (AWLO Youth Matron), Hon. Elisha Attai (Founder/President)

Top 7 Questions to Ask Daily For a Purpose Filled Day!

Living with purpose and passion is your decision. You may choose to live day after day, one after another, in a completely ordinary existence. OR you can choose to greet each day with a possibility mindset. A purposeful mindset. A Passionate mindset. Which ever path you choose, be certain that you at the end of the day you go back to bed with your mind at peace with you.

Begin each day with Purpose, these questions and be amazed at how much you will achieve at the end of the day.

Why is it important for me to engage myself in my work passionately and purposefully each day?

This question often time is ignored when people start their day, they walk into a new day not knowing what to even do for that day, only to realize that they had spent half of their working hours doing nothing productive.

How will I choose to allow my attitude effect how I address stressful situations at work today? How can I be more effective and proactive in regards to stress and attitude?

When am I most likely to react with the most passion and purpose today? Meeting with clients? Working on my computer? Following up on a lead?

Take note of what makes your passion come alive, so you can use it to better your work performance.

Where within the organization am I best able to express my passion and purpose? Is it working with my peers? My supervisors? Clients? Inter-departmentally? Where physically do I perform the most purposefully?

With whom do I need to spend time in order to maintain balance as I pursue my passion and purpose? Within the organization, who best supports me?

What choices will I make today that align my purpose and passion with the tasks at hand at work?

Who am I called to be today as an expression of my passion for living?

There you have it, the top 7 Questions to ask as you start each day purposefully!
Do have a purpose filled day.