No Excuse…


Life is funny! Two people are exposed to the same information, same experience and possibly same background and they process their experience differently.

When I watched the opening ceremony of Russia 2018, the colourful and carnival-like event was remarkable. It is an image that will stay with me for a long time. I know an average person will be looking forward to the first match, perhaps enjoy beautiful presentations like the Will Smith’s appearance.
But all through the ceremony I was looking at the accuracy and precision. I was thinking of the amount of work that went into the planning. I was wondering who Project Managed the event, I was imagining the sleepless nights..probably years of hardwork that was invested in the ceremony.

In the same light, a Senior Executive gave a farewell speech in my office today. I do not know what people heard, but I heard this executive quote three (3) Authors in a 5mins speech…3 Authors. The Authors/books she referenced are not readily available books, I was like no wonder this person is a Senior Business Executive.

Someone can stumble on this and say it does not matter, it is okay, choose how you want to live. But it is safer and wise to follow a tested and trusted template; Readers are Leaders!

I told myself today, I have no excuse. Yes I am married, Yes I have a 9-5 job, Yes I have kids – but:

If I really want to lead,
If I want to grow,
If I want to make a difference,
Then I must Learn
And to learn I have to READ!

Please recommend a good book to me….


‘Lanre Oke

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