I set a tons of goals for myself last year and I went all out to try to nail them. Every. Single. One.
I discovered what men have always discovered: goal setting is easy to do on paper but difficult to pull off.
My core mission is to help people become the best version of themselves, that is the mission. In order to achieve this, I build powerful solutions that greatly enhances how people live, work and play. I also do a lot of teaching, training and rigorous discipleship.
And since November 8 is my birthday, I figured it was a great day to reflect on the journey and see how to go from here.
How is it going?
I tried to nail every goal I set last year, while I smashed some of the goals and performed well on some others, some of the bigger goals did not play out so fine.
I am yet to develop a community of 10, 000 entrepreneurial minded people and Gistcaster is far from working well enough for me to open up and do the massive push I want to.
I take solace in the fact that we performed extremely well in other micro goals. Out of nowhere; we built 2 highly engaged and interactive community in the space of a year. Even if it is not 10, 000 man strong.
It all taught me to be persistent. Until the goal is achieved, we have to continue trying to find a way.
Our training and discipleship initiatives has been opened up to more people and we are able to impact a lot of people in short time. The Qahal is really taking shape!
Overall, I am in a much better position than I was when I last wrote my checkpoint in 2016.
I ended up rebranding GYB into Morebise Wealthy Network, and the Digital Jobs for Ikere-Ekiti Youth initiative is looking good as we have managed to generate more awareness about what we are trying to do and creating anticipation about our next moves.
This year, we attracted attendees from neighboring cities and states for our workshops and seminars and interned several attendees, helping them to further master acquired skills.
One thing that really moved the needle for me this year has been my digital marketing skills. I invested a lot into strengthening my skills in that regard early this year and it paid off big.
I do not think I have cracked the pot open yet, but the feeling is great.
I had to exercise some caution though: marketers tend to play a loose relationship with the stark Truth and that is one boundary I will never cross. So, I take what I am comfortable with and throw away the rest.
I am not an information marketer. I transform people by subjecting them to training and discipline. See?
Anyways, I have certainly experienced a great leap all around… and now, I must do more.
Personally, I am focused on developing a stronger character, integrity and excellence going forward.
I have proven I can be consistent in my work, I am “very stubborn and quite arrogant” – nothing more to see here. I also gave up on the conventional focus several years ago and it is working for me.
By conventional standards, I am not focused and I intend to keep it that way.
However… I realise that you need a strong character and high level integrity if you will last long on this path I have chosen.
So, I want my words to be my bond.
I want my words to carry power.
I want my words to mean something.
If we add work to our agenda. It must get done, not to be shifted!
Oh! when will I become like the Lord… He declares what he wants and then sets out to work it out… without excuses.
Men will make more progress when we also declare what needs to be done and then set out to work it out.
I want to be a man of my word.
This new year, one of the most important things for me to do is to grow our community.
I must grow my following and expand the community.
I have a message: “Wealth creation through inventing and innovating and executing ideas excellently”. I realise this message is important because it seems to me that it could be the key to destroy poverty once and for all!
I want to grow a following of at least 100, 000 people over the next year. I also have managed to actually break this down a bit into how fast I must grow every month.
I have taken a final decision with regards to #TMP, it will become a weekly affair.
I have to work harder on my Facebook page and YouTube channel, using them as a vehicle to push into the hearts and minds of new people.
I am also *completely* focused on growing our 3 major platforms:
Wealthy Network: training, empowering and creating opportunity for every member. I am flirting with an idea I call Wealth Builder… a system that will help people to build lasting wealth.
It is all still quite fuzzy, but basically… you will be able to save your money and then grow your money through positive peer pressure, proper education, empowerment and investment opportunities.
CloudPitcher: Working with Entrepreneurs to start, run and scale their companies online. This is my major cash cow and a conventional business.
We have developed a couple of marketplaces here and will do more in this new year. We kept YangaExpress shut down as we ended up deciding to retool OneCrier into a life changing downloads marketplace.
For me, I felt digital downloads is a no-brainer. A low hanging fruit I can quickly grab and then scale up.
Gistcaster: my location based information and interaction system that has been my obsession since 2009 or so.
We actually have beautiful plans for this, but the route we are taking is quite a slow one. Age has slowed me down… I mean that in a good way.
Growing a project like Gistcaster takes a lot of patience and contentment. I have developed both traits.
These things are not easy, but that is fine. Some of us are just cut out to take things hard, so that billions of others can take things easy.
So, 2017 was not the breakout year we were waiting for, but I’ll just give it another go!
I have a feeling that this new year will entail a lot of work that will result in a very dramatic result.
I just remain cool, calm and pressing forward with greater determination.
My super power might be that I mean things I say and never never give up!
I am Ade – kankun – mola – nrewaju, son of Olanrewaju Morebise
Happy Birthday to me! The Inveterate Schemer!
I have nothing to say about family and relationships this year, but when I write up my checkpoint next year (If God permits me), I am sure I will have something zabar to write about.