Thanks to everyone who commented on the last post. Glad we found it!
First I want to call some people out, Honeydame. Nonye, Gospel Girl ...just to name a few.
I was going to call out Cherrywine and Toin but they're back....
Chantel is also channelling her inner feminist ;-) - please visit her blog.
So this year, I started reading a book at the beginning of the year - I still haven't finished the book right now. The book: Pictures of Lily authored by Paige Toon.
On Instagram, I saw pictures of T.D Jakes' new book called Instincts - The Power to Unleash Your Inborn Drive. I had to have it. Something about the book just seemed catchy. Anyway, I bought it and started reading it at the beginning of August and aimed to finish it at the end of August, sure I did finish it on the 31st, sometime in the evening. Chuffed!
I'm not going deep into the book here....go get and read it well. You can borrow my copy of the book, but you have to return it in very good and neat condition ha!
Some of the points I got from the book includes (in my own words);
- Being the very educated individual you are, you can describe a thing in full detail such as how you aim to win a contract -what strategy to use and all. But only your instincts can help you win the contract (tricky huh?) no matter how hard you use your intellect to describe it.
- Taking someone's silence as consent is a very unwise - Bishop Jakes used the word "unwise" and I kind of feel like he really wanted to say "foolish/silly" but was being very smart and professional
- He also explained that your thoughts should remain your thoughts and no one else's because it epitomises your being--who you are, what you stand for
- He also emphasised the need for people not to despise little beginnings, even when it involves moving out of your oh so comfort zone
Let me leave you with those....for now.
The second one hit me hard because sometimes when friends (for example) upset/annoy me, I might stay quiet but it doesn't mean that I'm pleased with what they did or I don't want to insult them badly. I just have my way of handling such...which might involve staying quiet (for a while) and then.....
The lion does not make so much noise when he is watching his prey....he stays quiet!
But when the lion does make noise, the entire kingdom recognises and bows to authority. Got that from a sermon I listened to.
So follow your instincts guys, don't rely on your degrees, knowledge and expertise because they may only be able to get you to a limited level, but not through the glass ceiling to the target.
Have a good week!
PS. the next post might be about divorce. Got some question y'all might be able to help answer! Post soon.