Special Online Book Tribute :DR Phil Osagie On Strategies For A Brand New Beginning In Life
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PART 1: BRIEF INTRODUCTION
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something". -Plato
In his world pragmatic book, HOW SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE THINK, veteran author, John Maxwell The #1 New York Times Bestselling Author argued under the chapter, * Utilize Strategic Thinking*that" When Failure Is Not An option, nothing serves a person better than strategic thinking, for some people don't plan, for while some plan their lives one day at a time, others just live life as it comes”
But such is not the case with Dr Phil Osagie, he is a man that plans many many years ahead of his time
THIS book in your hand is a book of divine coincidence-totally unplanned at the beginning of the year. It is released as a new year goodies for our readers based principally on sharp instinct and it our hope and objective that it will not only touch lives but help many people that gets to view it, enjoy a new beginning in their lives (AMEN)
The dream actually rolled off On a quite Sunday in LAGOS when the well respected Public Relations practitioner was a guest speaker at one of the Lagos (Nigeria) branch of the famous International Christian Church OF Christ, ICOC and he spoke at length on the topic “ART OF A NEW BEGINNING”
THE CERUTTI MEDIA GROUP
(Books production unit) who is a very close watcher or listener of the Dr Osagie words of hope was lucky enough to be at the gathering –to as usual take careful notes, for the benefits of those that could not be physically present- as well for all our discerning elite readers
His first quote of the day was nothing but thought provoking, the big stage conference speaking Dr Phil Osagie postulated “To succeed in life, having failed in the past, you have no choice but to make a new beginning”
He argued that often times, new beginning in one’s life can be caused by external circumstances out of one’s total control, for example the effect of hurricane, floods etc
Or other times, the harsh state of the economy can easily but effectively lead one to seek a life of new beginning or in more practical cases, new beginning can occur when you look at yourself and declare that it is time for a new start in your life
STRATEGY FOR NEW BEGINNING
Looking at a few strategies from the spiritual angle, Dr Phil divulged that anyone close to the Bible must be wise, for in life you do not need a PHD or a Doctorate degree to be “very wise”
In his frank view point, the legendary PR Icon threw a challenge to anyone who cares to doubt, to carry a survey on their spiritual life or the art of reverence to the almighty, and it will prove right that all those who spend more time studying the Bible or the Holy Books, are no doubt the category of people on earth who often enjoy peace of mind in today’s troubled world we live in
In the same vein, he argues that worldwide study has shown that living a life without God equals to emptiness, he went ahead and gave a most practical scenario
“In life if you your pocket is empty you are sad and bound to feel low, but on the other hand if you have too much money in your pocket you are in a different world and will be very happy at that moment, and all of a sudden if you hit the market or some spending place, everything is bound to look cheap to you
“On the contrary, it is never a mark of fun when things are tough with you and your pocket is empty-such is the case or same picture you have when you live a life without God, it means your life is totally empty and in high rate darkness”
SOLUTION TO AN END OF
·The best and fastest way to put an end to a life of emptiness is to allow God to take total control of the former empty life, and once that is done we are free from such ills
·REFERENCE Psalm 73
A psalm of Asaph.
Surely God is good to Israel,
To those who are pure in heart.
But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant
When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.
They have no struggles;
Their bodies are healthy and strong. [A]
They are free from common human burdens;
They are not plagued by human ills.
Therefore pride is their necklace;
They clothe themselves with violence.
From their callous hearts comes iniquity[b];
Their evil imaginations have no limits.
They scoff, and speak with malice;
With arrogance they threaten oppression.
Their mouths lay claim to heaven,
And their tongues take possession of the earth.
Therefore their people turn to them
And drink up waters in abundance. [c]
They say, “How would God know?
Does the Most High know anything?”
This is what the wicked are like—
Always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.
Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
And have washed my hands in innocence.
There is nobody without needs in life, as Dr Osagie posited, it was found out that even the great King David at a stage in his life was confused and only found scour when he got into the sanctuary of God, so we must Endeavour to take consolation FROM that example and emulate the greatest man after God’s heart and also enter the sanctuary of God via reading the Holy books on a daily bases-it is not easy, it requires a great deal of effort
THE MASTERS Strategies FOR A NEW BEGINNING
Step 1 “FOUNDATION”
“It is not the beauty of a building you should look at; its the construction of the foundation that will stand the test of time”-David Allan Coe
·ESSENCE OF GOD FOUNDATION
To start a new beginning, Dr Phil Osagie posited, in any area of life-or even to start anything successfully, one must first know the foundation or secret of that thing before one can effectively step into it, for in life foundation is key to success and same foundation is the one singular factor that makes everything looks very easy
FOUNDATION VS. MINDSET
“To create something exceptional, your mindset must be relentlessly focused on the smallest detail”- Giorgio Armani
In a research finding he carried out in his place of Domicile, Canada, Dr Phil Osagie revealed that the foundation of a new beginning musts start with the mindset, and that means there must be a separation between the past and the present, for anyone who aspire to move to the next level to start a new beginning, must never cling to the many mistakes of the past
*Effort must be intensely made to put all that has happened in the past –as past and gone with the winds
Hear Dr Phil was quick to roll out two of his best quote on place of leaving the past a s past
·“Well, we all make mistakes, dear, so just put it behind you. We should regret our misstates and learn from them, but never carry them forward into the future with us”- L.M MONTGOMERY, Anne of Avonlea
·“Smart people learn from their mistakes. But the real sharp ones learn from the mistakes of others” – BRANDON MULL, Fablehaven
TIPS ON HOW TO PUT THE PAST BEHIND AND LIVE NEW LIFE
COURTESY: ALEX MYLES
“Good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
Here are a few ways to overcome the past so that we can fully concentrate on the here and now:
· Confront the past—honestly. If it is too traumatic to do alone, find a counselor or professional that will help. Until we fully open our eyes to the reality of the past and the circumstances surrounding the trauma, we will be unable to ever fully understand it and set it free.
·Accept the past—fully acknowledge that it cannot be changed, we can’t turn back the clock. However much we would like to. What we can change though is how we view it now and how we allow it to still control our daily thoughts and emotions.
· Be aware of your thoughts—whenever you recognize that your mind is wandering, pull it back. It’s just a habit—breaks it. The less you think about things, the less power the thoughts will have over your. Remember, thoughts lead to emotions, then, the emotions will grow. Don’t allow your energy to be wasted in negative thinking, as before you know it, you will be experiencing pain all stemming from one single thought.
·Sever contact and burn bridges—if there are any material things, people or places that are constant reminders, cut them loose, if possible. Let go of any association to the pain that you suffered. There will be triggers and where possible, avoid anything that jolts your memory. At least until you are feeling stronger and more in control of your thoughts and emotions. Don’t hastily remove people from your life that you may live to regret. Think carefully and trust your instinct, know who is good for you and who isn’t. Surround with people who will nourish you, not those who are toxic and harmful.
· Forgive yourself—if necessary. Accept that we all make mistakes no one is perfect. Learn and grow from whatever has happened. Take any positives from it that you can and leave the negatives where they belong.
·Forgive others—Forgiving others will do you more good than it will do them. Release the anger and pain surrounding whatever has happened in the past. As soon as you learn to let go and forgive, the weight will immediately lift from your shoulders.
·Start anew —Take positive steps to remove all the old habits and routines and create a new existence, a happier one, with only healthy and loving thoughts for your self. Take up new hobbies; fill your time so you have no time for idle thoughts about what no longer matters.
“Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential”- Winston Churchill
Effort is one of the factor that differentiate the successful from the unsuccessful and here , Dr Phil Osagie was most emphatic about the place of placing that extra effort by all mortals who desire that monumental move to the prestigious upper level in life
Says he “ it is not just talk, it is a thing of practical presentation of facts of life, see for example, some of world’s greatest athlete like Husain Bolt; Serena Williams; The Christiano Ronaldo; Floyd Mayweather;, then Michael Jordan etc, what is their vice?
“Heavy training, heavy focus, strict discipline lifestyle, strict attention to their diet and eventually all this mix helped them to the top and in no small way helped their strength of character
“So in essence the art of new beginning entails you making every effort to be disciplined in life, for no man achieve any great glory without making effort or without being very disciplined, new beginning is not something that come easily like piece of cake, it is life, nothing worthwhile comes easy”
To round up this topic on making extra effort, late boxing great said in a quote:“I hated every minute of training, but I said, 'Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.” Muhammad Ali
“VISUALIZE THE BENEFIT YOU STAND TO GAIN IN YOUR NEW BEGINNING”
To make a new beginning worth the effort and initiatives, you stand a chance when you visualize what is ahead of you, in essence you must look at the benefits you stand to gain by attempting to start a new beginning
There are quite a whole lot of benefit in visualizing a bright future and here, Dr Phil Osagie advices that to gain massive joy in life of new beginning one must always first look at the benefit to expect, in his word, they are many and they includes the following
.“If you can see it and believe it, it is a lot easier to achieve it.” — Oprah
.While visualization takes time to master; there are several ways to start benefiting from its affects immediately.
Motivational visualization involves imagining accomplishing your end goal and the feelings that accompany that success. Stimulate all your senses, and immerse yourself in a mental image so much that it appears real to you. By familiarizing yourself with feelings of achievement, you increase your motivation to reach your end goal and believe success is more plausible and realistic.
Define what you want
Learn to take your attention away from what you don’t want, and focus on what you wish to experience. Visualization allows us to remove all the emotion surrounding negativity, and instead, place our attention on actions that will enable us to achieve personal success. Once you define your goal, continue to practice visualization regularly. The more detailed your visualization, the closer your goal will appear to you.
Increase positive thoughts
Throughout the day, we have an ongoing internal dialogue with ourselves. Become aware of your thoughts, and choose them carefully — you want to be a friend to yourself, not a destructive enemy. By increasing positive thoughts today, you begin to invite positive outcomes into your life. You won’t begin to see changes the first day, but reinforcement it is similar to planting a seed. Immediately, you will feel happier, and over time, things will begin to shift in your life.
One type of mental imagery that increases our performance is to visualize you in high-pressure situations. By mentally prepping for challenging circumstances, you can develop coping strategies and better respond to future anxieties. Jim Bauman, Ph.D., the consulting sport psychologist for USA Swimming says to label something close to you that will remind you to maintain a healthy perspective when times get faulty. For example, the letter “P” on your computer can remind you to take a perspective that focuses on your assets, and not on negative thoughts.
Visualization is one of the best ways to get your mind back on track when you feel out of balance. Listening to slow music and visualizing your day helps to organize your thoughts, mentally prepare you, and reduce stress. Another stress relief technique — and my personal favorite — is to lie on your back and imagine all the stress in your body is warm lava concentrated at the top of your head. Then, slowly imagine it pouring down your ears, neck, shoulders, and entire body. You should actually feel a sensation roll down your body as you imagine the stress leaving your head. I use this to fall asleep, and I have never stayed awake past my shoulders.-Jenna McNaney
10 inspiring quotes of
Dr Phil osagie
· “Excellence is like a living object, if you seek her in all you do, it will eventually come to you like platter of gold, excellence is always waiting those who look for it”
· “Many people talk about insuring their lives, you must have value for your life before you insure it”
· “To be super rich, accepted and globally respected you must learn from some of the worlds great brands. Some of The best brands in the world give out a lot of free items E.G Google, Bill GATES, etc. In Africa, they hardly giver free things out, rather than give free they will want to shortchange the customer or consumer with some form of fraudulent promotional bazaar or the other”
·“In life I have come to realize that any challenge that comes your way, you must take it as a blessing in disguise to help shoot you to the next big level”
· “The brain can be lazy and the brain can be full of strength, if you tell your brain what you want it to do, it must obey you, but many find it hard to make their brain obey them”
·“We must at all time be generous to the poor, it gives a heavy deal of self satisfaction to seek to know how the poor are faring”
· “If you try to impress your wife or lady with only money you will be impoverish, for women need far more than just money, a little care here and there goes a long way in impressing your woman”
· “Women are on the average more smarter than many men, if you really want to be successful in life, then you must learn to listen attentively to your wife and your mother, for example my mum is not well educated, but she is very smart, and I can tell you I learn a lot about life from her”
· “The greatest principle till date about money, as stated in the Bible is this: money saved little by little is greatest way to wealth”
·“To be great in life, you do not need to talk too much, people that say they want to be rich hardly get rich, the richest people talk less and make mark in life, for example Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and even our own Aliko Dangote, they talk less and offer quality service to the mass populace, they have service as their goal, not just making money and at end of day, money comes to them”
Phil osagie: a brief profile of consummate pr practitioner
*Global Strategist of Jsp Communications, PR specialist and an accomplished professional writer
Dr. Phil Osagie is the Global Strategist of JSP Canada and JSP Communications Nigeria, one of the leading marketing communications agencies in Africa. He holds a Masters degree in Global Marketing from Anglia Ruskin University and a PHD in International Business Management.
He is a global marketing communications and PR specialist and an expert on Africa. He is also a faculty member on PR strategies at the Pan Africa University (Lagos Business School) an associate in Africa of the IESE Barcelona Business School.
Over the last 15 years, he has developed PR strategies and campaigns in Nigeria for some of the world’s most admired brands and corporations, including:
· GTB Bank
· Emirates Airline
· NOKIA Solutions
· FedEx Red Star Express
_. Olashore international School
Phil Osagie is also an adviser to several CEOs and blue chip corporations. He has a deep understanding of international marketing, global communications and PR business in Africa.
He is a regular speaker and faculty on PR strategies, economic outlook and branding. He recently presented a paper at the University of Toronto on: “Experiencing Development in Africa.”
Listings and Associations:
· International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
· PRCAN- Public Relations Consultants Association of Nigeria (past president)
· Committee Member, World Communications Forum, Davos Switzerland
· Listing on Stanford’s Who Is Who
Phil Osagie is involved in philanthropy work and has a personal philosophy of 'changing the world, one day at a time.' His particular area of focus is helping the blind and he is an Executive Board Member of the African Blind Restoration Foundation and a Vision Mate for the Canadian National Institute for the blind.
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About the Author
MIKE CERUTTI OSAGIE
Also known as the’ THE AFRICAN WORDSMITH” is the very definition of a "grass to grace" brand of success stories writer. Originally a sports' Writer, he was dramatically converted by Africa’s foremost publisher, Chief Nduka obaigbena, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of THISDAY newspapers to a people and life style writer. Mike Cerutti Osagie has since expanded his talent to deeper areas of writing from style, to branding, to business, to inspirational, to politics and is today carving out a niche as a premier luxury /Secret of Rich and famous people writer
A well-travelled showman, Mike has been on the wings from the word go and is the current award winning best style writer, best celebrity prolific writer and only recently voted as teens favorite young charity personality of the year. This is on account of his tireless efforts of bringing the world's attention to the plight of the blind and orphans in society.
An avid reader and prolific writer, Ceruti Osagie remains one of the few pen pushers who regularly writes about the rich and famous globally, and what they passed on way to top. He has written on a large number of famous people over the last few years on his online blogs: www.worldindustryleaders.blogspot.com/www.ceruttimediaandbooks.wordpress.com , and today has over 7 books to his credit, including the highly controversial and globally accepted Donald Trump Book:
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• FIRST ONLINE PUBLICATION 26th NOVEMBER 2018