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Welcome to Episode 002 of The Greatness Project podcast. In this session I interview Professor Imelda K. Moises, Ph.D.
Imelda is a Zambian Born, American Educated Professor who provides tons of useful insights that can help activate anyone who may currently feel ‘stuck’ where they are at in life.
A big focus of the show is about how to leverage your resources and support systems to reach your goals and ultimately succeed in life.
Imelda also gives us some of her unique strategies for overcoming personal roadblocks, adversity, and reveals insights related to how she reached her own success milestones on her journey to becoming a successful professor. Click the Continue Reading button below to listen to power thoughts from this proactive professor…
Welcome to the first episode of the Greatness Project, the designated Podcast for this site. The show’s first guest is Dr. Adam Ray Rogers:
Adam is a financially fit philosophizing pharmacist who in this first episode, provides some inspiring insights related to his humble beginnings, lays out the unconventional path he took in deciding on his profession as a pharmacist, and relays some powerful insights on the importance of hustle and mindset as a bedrock of his success both as a professional pharmacist and as a successful real estate investor.
The great generals, emperors, and conquerors of history all had this one thing in common. They excelled at bringing the fight to the enemy.
The greatest achievers and leaders have always had a knack for assaulting that which posed a threat to their dominion, to their greatness.
There are many important lessons that can be learned from studying the history of the great leaders of nations. If you pay close attention, you can observe significant parallels that exist between them and the internal battles we face in this new era. Parallels that can help us learn how to become conquerors as well; not of nations, but of our selves.
If we are to ever claim our rightful place under the sun, to achieve that which we are destined to become, that glorious vision we have of ourselves living the life we’ve always imagined, we must go on the offensive.
In terms of success and personal achievement, our biggest enemy lies within us. In many ways, self-doubt is the biggest obstacle that keeps most people from acquiring the sense that they are winning this thing called life.
Sun Tzu, in the Art of War, advised that there is security in a strong defense, but that if it is victory that is sought, then going on the offensive is necessary.
I was at the gym the other day, and the following random thought popped into my head, “Too many of us spend way too much effort trying to appear normal.”
In that moment I realized two things. The first; was how powerful this natural urge that we all have to be ‘normal’ is. The second thing; was how destructive this urge can be, especially if we harbor dreams of doing grander things with our lives.
I recognized that if we are always over concerned with what others think of us, we set ourselves up for living a very limited and potentially boring life.
I don’t know about you, but I like the idea of freedom. knowing I have the freedom to grow, the freedom to expand, and the freedom to become whoever the heck I want to be is exhilarating.
If you want to rock life and leave a legacy, you are going to need to learn how to build confidence like a boss. If you’re a big thinker like I am, you’ve most likely envisioned all that you hope to achieve in your life.
However, one of the aspects that many of us accidentally leave out in the consideration of our grand ambitions, is the prospect of the unnerving risks that we must eventually confront to successfully progress towards those dreams.
The purpose of today’s post is to arm you, with a handful of some of the most effective methods for building your confidence. This way, when those pesky unforeseen fear inducing challenges pop up as you march towards toward your big goals, you will be in conquer mode, and better prepared to successfully manage those fears like a boss.
So you want to become a Titan? Excellent! Quick disclaimer; if you’ve stumbled on this page looking to become the type of Titan of the NFL variety, then you’ve landed on the wrong page.
Similarly, if you think this is an application to join the pantheon of Greek Deities it is not.
However; if you are looking to learn how to become a modern day Titan, the type of person who is a juggernaut, influential, or a person of massive power in their life or in their line of expertise, then keep reading.
Before we go further, I want to quickly elaborate on where the word ‘Titan’ comes from. Doing so will give you, the sincere student of achievement, some useful context as you journey towards becoming a modern day Titan.
Early in my professional career I had what every young aspiring professional usually wants, especially right after graduating from college. For starters, I was offered employment before my last semester had even officially ended.
Just three days after I walked the stage at my Alma mater, I found myself employed as a contractor with the U.S. Department of Defense. The job was in an entirely new city, which added a sense of adventure. And I was getting paid quite handsomely.
Astonishingly, just two years later, I would find myself working in an even bigger city, with a ‘hipper’ company, and a cushier job, all the while receiving an even larger pay check (40% higher). One would think such outcomes would lead to higher levels of happiness and fulfillment for a person.
Oddly; this was not the case for me. I had this nagging feeling inside of me at the time. It was this internal sense that I wasn’t living up to my potential. I just wasn’t fulfilled with what I was doing. Maybe you can relate.
It was around the end 2014 when I decided to sign up for my very first obstacle course race (also known as an OCR). I decided to sign up for the Spartan Race in particular, because I heard from friends how amazingly difficult it was while at the same time, being extremely fulfilling if completed.
It sounded a lot like life, difficult at times, but extremely fulfilling during and at the end of the journey.
So, I made up my mind one night to sign up for and participate in the most grueling, physically challenging OCR race on the planet.
As luck would have it, signing up was actually one of the best things I did for my life at the time. When I signed up I was 33, had one kid and another on the way, while struggling to get my new internet startup up and running. You could say that life seemed pretty stressful at the time.
On top of the stress, I wasn’t exercising as routinely as I’d liked. I was consuming unhealthy food regularly, and in general, I just wasn’t feeling very inspired, and life was seemingly getting the best of me.
Fear can have a huge impact on how our lives’ turn out. It can limit us from living a happy fulfilled life. Fear can keep us from success, it can keep us from fulfillment; it can keep us from becoming our best self.
It’s an unfortunate fact that many of us go through our days, allowing ourselves to live with a lack of confidence. We allow ourselves to be defeated by our fears.
We let fear conquer us, when we let it keep us from applying for our dream jobs. When we let fear hinder our ability to take action on starting that big life-changing project we’ve been meaning to launch, we lose to fear as well . We also lose to fear when we let it discourage us from approaching that person who might have been our one true love, our ideal partner, our soulmate. Regrettably, we all too often allow fear to be the driver in our lives.
When we let our fears dictate what we do, we pay a price.