Advanced Personal Leadership Series 120

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○ ○ ○I have been very critical of the NAACP and Black people lately. From trashy Social Media pages

to my own family, going back to college, high school; childhood, Black people are silent where

useful information & constructive criticism about them is shared. Unless by beloved stars. And

loud if not seemingly only articulate about trashy issues. These are habits guaranteed to leave

Blacks broke, ignorant and as traveling has taught me, globally stigmatized & disenfranchised.

In a world where America's Criminal Justice System Stalks Black People, and I was swarmed by

15 Chinese police officers during a 2017 walk—either that or one's always being secretly filmed

by locals to the disbelief of equally dim-witted, naive friends who don't believe it till they see

it—the stakes are high wherever keen eyes look. Black productivity is low. Most consume. And

Black apathy and unresponsiveness, a disgrace.  Whether it is jobs, or being at the right place

at the right time it separates the winners from losers, and their regrets. Winners take action!

Responsiveness is the habit, skill, quality, state, inclination and determination to follow up &

follow through on an issue to ensure its satisfactory resolution. A responsive person, culture,

organization and leadership is proactive, ruthlessly efficient, insanely competitive and keen

on not wasting any interaction. They stay engaged. Under-promise then pleasantly surprise

by over-delivering. They don't mismanage relationships by ignoring your email, voicemail,

or customer inquiries. Nor do they contact you only when they need help, pretending its

a random “how are you?” call only to ask favors at the end of that call. Responsiveness

is a product of accountability, which in turn is a predictor of success. The lucky break

or huge success you crave will likely come in the form of information. Leads, a hint,

an observation, feedback from a customer, a friend, a hater, a stranger. But here's

the kicker: no one ever tells you it has an expiration date. Which is precisely the

secret key — knowledge, discipline, principle, motivating factor and art — that

makes highly successful people masters of quick execution. They are masters

of opportunism. Ethical, or not. A world famous mentor of mine notoriously

turned off one of my friends when on two separate occasions, discussions

we had in e-mail — in which he wasn't helpful — informed his daily blog

the next morning. The IBM Simon was the first smartphone just as the

first ever tablet PC was invented by Microsoft. Yet, after conquering

IBM & the world, Apple acted on Bill Gates' tablet vision! As Gates

was still salivating over it. From people, business to government

one sees the same comfort with ambiguity that incrementally,

prioritizes taking massive action now, then figuring it out as

one goes along. From China's economic success to the best

innovation hubs. I was recently amused when someone at

Mashable finally figured out:  “Facebook's been making

it up all along and we're left holding the bag.” If only

smaller rival Twitter were half as agile. Indiscipline,

inflexibility, indecision and lack of perspective has

folks on The Breakfast Club asking daft questions

about Black people not being taught stuff while

Loserville people keep squandering once-in-a-

lifetime opportunities; Problem is successful

people live on a planet where efficiency is

king. And to live in that orbit & cruise at

their altitude requires  escaping screen

and  Social Media noise and addiction

where people who don't get stuff or

those who retweet, like or follow

them think collectively they are

smart. Like these spectators &

slowpokes. If you chase trash

& meet accomplished folks,

guess how you'll feel? Like

crap! Which is why most

retreat, investigate or

badmouth instead of

contacting  people

pleasant enough

to give them a

business card

or converse

with them

NOTHING

to offer

○ ○ ○

How To Set Yourself Up To Succeed (9)How To Get Your Act Together (15)  | Breakthrough Ideas for November 2017 (1 of 2)


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