I remember my high school teachers always used to say it is easy getting to the top or getting that ‘A’, the problem is staying at the top. I never used to understand as I would think do they know how much work it takes to get that ‘A’. I soon realised what they meant and boy oh boy it is indeed hard. It is so easy to be a one hit wonder ask TLC, but to remain on top of your game as the nature of the environment amongst other things drastically changes is another challenge all together that requires persistence and consistency. Not just consistency in the things that enabled you to get to the top but being innovatively consistent to suit the direction the environment is changing so you always in the lead. So many people work so hard to get to the top and once they are there, comfortability becomes the name of their game, thinking they have made it thus that is the end of the journey and as a result their lives twirl downside slowly but surely. It is so easy to be ordinary >>> Think you are extra ordinary and stop refining and upgrading yourself and you are well on your way to ordinaryville. This year I have had the opportunity to be a part of workshops facilitated by different agencies and companies in my career field and they all emphasised how it does and shouldn’t stop with degrees but people should always be in upgrade mode. They should always seek ways and opportunities to better themselves and their crafts be it through attending workshops, taking mini courses, reading books or sources that will ensure that you never just merely ordinary. There is always a next level to reach and we should always strive to achieve more than what we have, so we don’t become one hit wonders. This notion inspired me to take up reading as I am not much of a reader, so in my journey to ensure that I don’t become just an ordinary being I have challenged my self to read the following books.
# The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
# Battlefield of the mind- Joyce Meyer (I’ve been meaning to read this for a while just never got around to reading it)
# The 22 Immutable laws of branding: How to build a product or service into a world class brand – Al Ries & Laura Ries
# A new earth- Eckhart Tolle
# Living beyond your feeling- Joyce Meyer
# The defining decade – Dr Meg Jay
# Change your words, change your life- Joyce Meyer
# Life after life – Kate Atkinson
# Emotional branding: The new paradigm for connecting brands to people – Marc Gobe
These are just a few that I would like to start reading immediately. Please suggest others that you reckon are good reads.