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PII 120: Life’s Got You Down? READ THIS!

When things are not going well it can be hard to stay positive and motivated.

No one wants to experience delays, disappointments, setbacks or failure in any form, for any length of time.

But the reality of life is that we WILL sometimes have to face them to grow, and mature to our fullest potentials.

Whether we get there (i.e. to success/full potential) will however depend on how we respond to those negative experiences we have!

In this issue (4th June 2018) of my Performance Improvement Ideas (PII) newsletter, I feature verbatim transcript excerpts from a scene in the iconic Sylvester Stallone’s blockbuster movie “Rocky”.

In it, struggling Pro Boxer “Rocky” (Sylvester Stallone) shares powerful insights about WINNING in spite of adversity in life, with his young son, in response to the latter’s stinging criticism about his (Rocky’s) lack of success achievement.

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Tayo Solagbade's Performance Improvement IDEAS(PI Squared) Newsletter

Tayo Solagbade’s
Performance Improvement 
IDEAS
(PI Squared) Newsletter

Monday 4th June 2018

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NB: This PI Squared newsletter will be published weekly, on Mondays, in place of the Speaking/Web Marketing IDEAS newsletter, starting from today – 15th February 2016.
 I’m reinventing my Monday newsletter content and theme, to accommodate my vision of serving the growing audience of serious minded individuals and organizations reaching out to me, with information, education. news and research findings designed to help them do what they do better.

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PII 120: Life’s Got You Down? READ THIS!

When things are not going well it can be hard to stay positive and motivated.

No one wants to experience delays, disappointments, setbacks or failure in any form, for any length of time.

But the reality of life is that we WILL sometimes have to face them to grow, and mature to our fullest potentials.

Whether we get there (i.e. to success/full potential) will however depend on how we respond to those negative experiences we have!

In this issue (4th June 2018) of my Performance Improvement Ideas (PII) newsletter, I feature verbatim transcript excerpts from a scene in the iconic Sylvester Stallone’s blockbuster movie “Rocky”.

In it, struggling Pro Boxer “Rocky” (Sylvester Stallone) shares powerful insights about WINNING in spite of adversity in life, with his young son, in response to the latter’s stinging criticism about his (Rocky’s) lack of success achievement.

R0cky tells him why it is important to keep MOVING FORWARD no matter how hard life hits you, and why blaming others for the knocks you get from life should NEVER be something you do, except you want to be a coward – and in the long run, a failure!

I strongly recommend that every parent read this transcript and watch the video, then use what you learn to challenge yourself to live a better life.

But don’t stop there: Also use what you learn, to COACH YOUR kids, in preparation for life when they arrive adulthood. Believe me, they WILL need it!

Here’s why I think you need to let your kids STUDY the video and this transcript with you:

You see, during hard times, your ability to provide for your loved ones, may become a bit limited and this could lead them to begin DOUBTING you. Depending on how bad things get, your circumstances could make people outside your home talk about you, to the hearing of such loved ones who you provide for, causing them to feel embarrassed. Knowing the truths stated in this video clip can help YOU deal with this phase of your life and also help them keep believing in you – and even in themselves!

Click here to download the clip I typed this text transcript from…


Son (walking alongside Rocky): So you nervous about the fight?

Rocky: Scared to death

Son: You don’t look scared

Rocky: Well you ain’t supposed to

Son: Then you don’t have to do it

Rocky: Yeah, well I think I do

Son (stops walking, so Rocky turns around): You know living with you, it hasn’t been easy. People see me, but they think of you, Now with all this going on, it’s going to be worse than ever.

Rocky: It don’t have to be

Son: Oh, sure it does

Rocky: Why? You got a lot going on, kid

Son: What? My last name? That’s the reason I got a decent job. That’s the reason why people deal with me in the first place. Now I start to get a little ahead. I start to get a little something for myself and this happens. Now I’m asking you as a favour, not to go through with this okay. This is only gonna end up bad for you and it’s gonna end up bad for me.

Rocky: You think I’m hurting you?

Son: Yeah – in a way you are

Rocky: That’s the last thing I ever wanted to do.

Son: I know that’s not what you wanna do, but that’s just the way that it is. Don’t you care what people think?

Doesn’t it bother you that people are making you out to be a joke, and I’m gonna be included in that?

Do you think that’s right?

Do you?

Rocky: You ain’t gonna believe this, but you used to fit right here [points to palm of his right hand]

I’d hold you up and say to your mother “This kid’s gonna be the best kid in the world. This kid’s gonna be somebody better than anybody ever knew.

And you grew up good and wonderful. It was great just watching. Every day was like a privilege.

Then the time come for you to take on the world and be your own man, and you did.

But somewhere along the line, you changed. You stopped being you.

You let people stick a finger in your face and tell you you’re no good.

And when things got hard, you started looking for something to blame. Like a big shadow.

Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.

It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.

You, me or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving’ forward.

How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!

Now if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth. But you gotta be willing to take hits, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you wanna be because of him or her or anybody!

Cowards do that, and that ain’t you!

You’re better than that!

[PAUSE[

I’m always gonna love you no matter what.

No matter what happens. You’re my son and you’re my blood.

You’re the best thing in my life.

But until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.

Many people who encounter hard times sometimes wonder why things have to be so difficult. Some get to a point where they even question “God”.

Others decide they cannot take it anymore and settle for cutting corners to make ends meet.

Now, cutting corners to succeed is NEVER right and ultimately hurts more than it helps, in most cases.

But at least those who do it are ACCEPTING responsibility for where they are, and taking ACTION to go where they want to be!

This is more than can be said for those who choose to blame others for hardships they encounter.

They go through those experiences without making effort to LEARN and IMPROVE themselves so as to make PROGRESS towards a better life.

As a result, their circumstances worsen – and they complain, and point fingers at others to blame even more, thereby remaining in that sad cycle of repeated failures!

You do NOT want THAT to be YOUR story.

I recommend you take Rocky’s admonition to heart and begin to think and act accordingly, from today onwards.

Sooner than later, the success you seek, will be come your reality.

Good luck!

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Self-Development/Performance Improvement Specialist and Multipreneur

*Best Practice Farm Business Support Specialist & Founder of the MS Excel Heaven Visual Basic Automation Club and Competition

Mobile: +234-803-302-1263 (in Nigeria) or +229-66-122-136 (in Benin Republic)

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Tayo K. Solagbade is a Location Independent Performance Improvement Specialist and Multipreneur (i.e. a highly versatile/multi-skilled entrepreneur), with a bias for delivering Best Practice solutions to Farm Businesses and others.

Since 2002, he has earned multiple streams of income providing individuals and organizations with personal development training and coaching, custom MS Excel-VB solutionsweb marketing systems/ web hosting, freelance writing services, and best practice extension support services (for farm business owners).

Tayo is the author of the Self-Development (SD) Bible™ and the popular Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook. He is also the developer of its accompanying Excel-VB driven Ration Formulator™ and the Poultry Farm Manager™ software.

He has delivered talks/papers to audiences in various groups and organizations, including the Centre for Management Development, University of Lagos, Christ Baptist Church, Volunteer Corps, Tantalisers Fast Foods and others.

In May 2012 he was the Guest Speaker at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development’s Annual Semester Entrepreneurial Lecture at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

On 1st April 2013, Tayo (who reads, write and speaks the French language) relocated to Cotonou, Benin Republic to begin slowly traveling across the West African region.

His key purpose is to deliver talks, seminars and workshops on his key areas of focus and interest to interested audiences (Email tayo at tksola dot com for details).

In a previous life, before leaving to become self-employed, Tayo served for seven years (October 1994 to December 2001) as a high performing manager in Guinness Nigeria. He rose from Shift Brewer to Training & Technical Development Manager, and later acted in senior roles as Production Manager and Technical Manager.

In addition to constantly challenging the status quo and influencing positive work changes, he built a reputation for using self-taught spreadsheet programming skills (starting with Lotus 1-2-3, and later moving to Excel Visual Basic) – in his spare time – to develop Automated Spreadsheet Applications to computerize manual report generation processes in the departments he worked. Over four(4) of his applications were adopted for brewery level reporting.

Tayo holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Extension Services from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, having graduated top of his class – with Second Class Upper Division honors – in 1992. He is an Associate Member of the UK Institute & Guild of Brewing, a 1997 National Finalist of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s(NIM) Young Managers’ competition, a Certified Psychometric Test Administrator for Psytech UK, innovator of Spontaneous Coaching for Self-Development™ (SCfS-D™), and Founder of the Self-Development Academy (SDAc).

When he’s not amazing clients with his superhuman skills (wink), Tayo works as the creative force behind his Daily Self-Development Nuggets blog – on which he also publishes The Farm CEO Weekly Newspaper (sent via email to paid subscribers) and his Weekly Performance Improvement IDEAS newsletter.

You can connect with him on Twitter @tksola.com and Facebook.

Visit Tayo Solagbade Dot Com, to download over over 10 performance improvement resources to boost your personal and work related productivity.

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[IMPORTANT NOTE:====

On 4th May 2014, Tayo’s 9 year old domain (Spontaneousdevelopment dot com), which hosted his website, was taken over by Aplus.net.

Within a few days however, Tayo used his advanced self-taught web development skills to build a SUPERIOR “reincarnation” of it the website http://www.tayosolagbade.com.

But updates are still ongoing to URLs bearing the old domain name in most of the over 1,000 web pages, and blog posts he’s published.

If you experience any difficulties finding a page or document, email Tayo at tksola dot com.

Click “Tayo, What Happened to SpontaneousDevelopmentDotCom ?” to read a detailed narrative about how the above event occurred :-))

Here’s an article Tayo wrote, to inspire others to defy adversity, and bounce back to even greater reckoning at what they do EVERY time:

Succeed by Emerging from Adversity Like a Phoenix

(TayoSolagbade.com launches extra Hosting plan with FREE Web Marketing!)

And he wrote the one below, to explain why losing a domain name, no matter how old, NO LONGER determines your online success or otherwise:

A Proven Strategy to Find Profitable Buyers Regardless of Your Domain Name
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[IMPORTANT: This blog's contents are being updated following the transfer to www.tayosolagbade.com from my former domain - Spontaneousdevelopment.com. As a result, some parts of it may not work properly for now. Quick Tip: If a link contains "spontaneousdevelopment.com", simply change it to "tayosolagbade.com" - and it should work. This applies to article links as well as image links. Work continues to update the links(in over 500 articles). Tayo K. Solagbade.]

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Performance Improvement Specialist & Multipreneur
*Best Practice Farm Business Support Specialist
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Excel-VB Driven Ration Formulator

Click to view larger screenshot

1. Click here to learn more about this app - watch demo videos etc

2. Click here to watch a 4 part video in which I demonstrate how to use this app to formulate rations using real life data sent to me by an Algerian PhD student.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

EXCEL-VB DRIVEN POULTRY LAYER FARM MANAGER SOFTWARE

Click here to download a detailed PDF user guide and watch 15 screen shot user guide tutorials of the Monthly Poultry Farm Manager that I now offer Farm CEOs.

Click here to watch a screenshot demonstration of the Excel-VB Driven Poultry Farm Manager I built for a client farm business in Ekiti state, South West Nigeria.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

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