Let Edwin Edebiri work with you to Create a Brighter Future

This is an excerpt of Creating a brighter future by Edwin Edebiri.

In Edwin’s book creating a brighter future, he shares what he calls the sample master dream list. The master sample dream list is 100 in total and guess what? You can use them to work out the kind of future you want for yourself.

Below are some of the master sample dream lists that can help you create a brighter future;

  1. Personal Comfort
  2. Financial Stability
  3. Great health
  4. Becoming the President of United States (Your Country)
  5. Become a Doctor
  6. Become a Fireman
  7. Become a Nurse
  8. Become a Teacher
  9. Become a Pilot
  10. Become ____________
  11. Buy my Dream House
  12. Buy my Dream Car
  13. Get Married…..

Click here to order a copy of creating a brighter future to get the remaining sample dream list!

To get the most of Creating a Brighter Future, treat it as a work in progress. Take it with you everywhere you go, add and take away from it as necessary. Give yourself quality time to complete each pillar (7 pillars in total). Remember that today is the first day of the rest of your life, what you do with it, is entirely up to you.

Chapter 1 of Creating a Brighter Future is titled the The Power of Dreams

Below is a brief excerpt of the 1st story you will read when you buy a copy of this book;

The most important man in the city where I grew up was called the Oba (the King). Everything revolved around the Oba’s palace. On the few times I went there, I remember that it was the only place in Benin City that had a fence. The traditional architecture used the most available materials, the abode made from the native soil. Everything was part of that community. All the kids in our neighbourhood would gather together. We might sleep over at whatever home we played at. You went home to do your chores; not because your parents were afraid for you.

Although the main road was paved; the side roads were dirt.

Despite the dust, one man’s car stood out for me. He had a compound, not as large as the Oba’s, but significant in its own rights. Parked in his compound was a Jaguar. Although he had at least 20 kids in his compound, I would ask him every day to wash his car. At 9 years old in Benin City , I was fascinated by big stuff. My friends would say sarcastically, ‘He’s always thinking about big stuff but he’s barefooted walking to school. They used to laugh at me. Still I approached the guy, who was a surveyor; and asked permission to wash his car. He would not let me wash the car; because he was afraid I would scratch it.

Finally, after asking every day for two months; he let me wash the tires. I spent at least an hour on each one. He saw that the tires were outshining the rest of the car. I was excited for the opportunity to be close to the car; He realized I was so much in love with the car that I wouldn’t scratch the car. I spent the whole day with the car. My friends laughed at me again. ‘You’re working; you’re not getting paid; why are you so excited?” I replied, “You don’t understand; one day I will be riding in this car.” The surveyor told me to go ahead and wash the entire car.

“Now that you’ve washed the car, go home, take a bath and come back.” I scurried home, and told my mother what had happened…….. Order your copy of Creating a Brighter Future to read the complete story.

What I want to point out is simply this; Edwin has created a brighter future for himself and he wants to help you do the same thing. For instance, before the age of 30, Edwin paid cash for his own Jaguar. He calls this principle Visualizing End Results. Edwin explains how this principle works in Page 20 of Creating a Brighter Future.

As a Christian, I believe it is the same principle God applied when he said

Let there be light. Gen 1:3

I believe that God saw the earth and entire mankind before he created us.

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

Can you see the power of visualization in this admonition?

I want to invite you to meet with Edwin Edebiri, Author of Creating a Brighter Future in person, on the 2nd or 3rd of November, 2011 at NECA House, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Click here for more information about the event.

Edwin has so much to offer in terms of experience and I am glad he is back home to make an impact! Here is one his Favorite quotes;

Remember… nothing that’s good works by itself just to please you. You’ve got to make the damn thing work! – Thomas A. Edison

See you at the event!!!

Edwin Edebiri

Read Creating a Brighter Future by Edwin Edebiri

[fbshare type=”button” float=”right”] Creating a brighter future is one book I recommend you read. I love to read, even with the distraction(s) of today, I still find time to read and I am recommending that you find time out of your busy schedule to read good books, it helps your brain and minds stay fit and healthy.

Today, I present you another great book that will touch your life and lead you to creating a brighter future. What makes the book unique is that it presented both as a book and a workbook, so it’s not just about telling you stories. Creating a Brighter Future tells so many stories, but requires that you commit to changing your life so you are presented with blank spaces to write your actions steps after reading each chapter.

Below are the chapters of Creating a Brighter Future;

Chapter 1    The Power of Dreams                Page 13
Chapter 2    The First Pillar-Family             Page 29
Chapter 3    The Second Pillar-Finances    Page 45
Chapter 4     The Third Pillar-Social            Page 63
Chapter 5    The Fourth Pillar-Mental        Page 81
Chapter 6    The Fifth Pillar-Spiritual          Page 97
Chapter 7    The Sixth Pillar-Physical         Page 117
Chapter 8     The Seventh Pillar-Career      Page 135
Chapter 9    Putting Dreams in Motion        Page 153

The Foreword for Creating a Brighter Future was done by John Fleming of the Direct Selling News US

I’ve had the opportunity to see Edwin Edebiri inspire and enlighten those who want to turn their dreams into reality, both in person and online. His newest book Creating a Brighter Future is a great contribution to the literature of success.

As publisher of Direct Selling News and a 40-year veteran of the business, I understand that any organization is no stronger than the development of the people who make it run. Edwin has been a valued trainer and coach in the industry for more than two decades.

The same is true for your personal life, career and entrepreneurial aspirations. I’ve learned that everyone can maximize their talents by gaining the insights from those who have reached the heights of self-development.

This book brings that same level of development into your home and workplace. I encourage you to see him in person or correspond with him as well as following the advice in this book.

Introduction by Edwin Edebiri

When I present seminars, usually as many as a hundred times per year, I ask people to tell me what their dreams are. Most people have a glazed look on their face. I found that most people know what they don’t like, but don’t have a good idea of what they actually want.

Oftentimes people gravitate to their perceptions of the success of others. Out of a vacuum, it’s okay to admire other people, but if you’re going to devote five or ten years to something, then it should be what you want.

I dreamt of being a pilot when I was nine and it didn’t happen until ten years later, but I kept my dream. Think of life as a game of billiards. Isn’t it more exciting to sink the ball after you call it.

The same applies to your life, deciding what you want in advance adds spice to the competition to achieve those dreams. Just the process of putting the list together helps focus; and tends to attract right resources.

Let’s look at a brief sample list.

  1. Becoming a pilot
  2. Getting masters degree
  3. Becoming author
  4. Public speaker
  5. Driving a Brand new Jaguar
  6. Getting Married
  7. Having Children

Those were some of the 103 items on the list put together when I was nine years old after I had just read the first edition of The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale.

My Mom explained that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. I thought, Wow, then I should start writing things down I wound up achieving everything on that initial list. But just in case you are not blessed with that kind of focus, I’d like to start our journey together by providing you with a sample list of 100 dreams, which we will call a master dream list.  By the end of each chapter, we expect that you’ll change and add your own specific dreams to your master dream list.

At the end of the book, we encourage you to compare what you started out with to the dreams you eventually settle on.

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Two ways to Own a Copy of Creating a Brighter Future by Edwin Edebiri

1. Buy a Copy

You can buy a copy from me locally at the sum of 2,500 only plus an additional N200 for shipping to anywhere in Lagos outside Lagos would have to be discussed. Contact me to get your copy.

2. Win a Copy

Yes I am giving away copies of creating a brighter future to partners of this website. If you wish to participate or learn more, then read about our loyalty program here.

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About the Edwin Edebiri, the author of Creating a Brighter Future

Mr Possibilities. A dynamo of humour and enthusiasm, Edwin Edebiri stands at the forefront of entrepreneurial spirit.

Edwin EdebiriHe is a keynote speaker and seminar leader. He has over 25 years experience in providing individuals and business owners hands on training in inspiring possibilities, networking goals setting, and time management. He is committed to helping individuals and organizations create a brighter future. He speaks for a variety of corporate clients, civic organizations, and educational audiences. He holds a MBA with honours from Embry Riddle Aeronautics University in Daytona Beach. Edwin is the author of “Creating a Brighter Future: pillars of practice to put your dreams into action”, “Networking Ato Z- A Bullish Approach” and the creator of an exciting activity management system called MAP, which is loaded with invaluable information that will empower you to reach your full potential.

When not buy networking, he enjoys his hobby as a pilot. He is currently working on another book “Possibilities.”

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So what do you think?

Read the Right to Lead by John C. Maxwell

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Today, I’d like to share John’s Introduction to The Right to Lead.

Right to Lead by John C. Maxwell

What gives a man or woman the right to lead? It certainly isn’t gained by election or appointment. Having position, title, rank or degrees doesn’t qualify anyone to lead other people. And the ability doesn’t come automatically from age or experience, either.

An excerpt from The Right to Lead by John C. Maxwell

No, it would be accurate to say that no one can be given the right to lead. The right to lead can only be earned. And that takes time.

The Kind of Leader Others Want to Follow have the right to lead.

The key to becoming an effective leader is not to focus on making other people follow, but on making yourself the kind of person they want to follow. You must become someone others can trust to take them where they want to go.

As you prepare yourself to become a better leader, use the following guidelines to help you grow:

1. Let go of your ego

The truly great leaders are not in leadership for personal gain. They lead in order to serve other people. Perhaps that is why Lawrence D. Bell remarked, “Show me a man who cannot bother to do little things, and I’ll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.”

2. Become a good follower first

Rare is the effective leader who didn’t learn to become a good follower first. That is why a leadership institution such as the United States Military Academy teaches its officers to become effective followers first – and why West Point has produced more leaders than the Harvard Business School.

3. Build positive relationships

Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less. That means it is by nature relational. Today’s generation of leaders seem particularly aware of this because title and position mean so little to them. They know intuitively that people go along with people they get along with.

4. Work with excellence

No one respects and follows mediocrity. Leaders who earn the right to lead give their all to what they do. They bring into play not only their skills and talents, but also great passion and hard work They perform on the highest level of which they are capable.

5. Rely on discipline, not emotion

Leadership is often easy during the good times. It’s when everything seems to be against you – when you’re out of energy, and you don’t want to lead – that you earn your place as a leader. During every season of life, leaders face crucial moments when they must choose between gearing up or giving up. To make it through those times, rely on the rock of discipline, not the shifting sand of emotion.

6. Make adding value your goal

When you look at the leaders whose names are revered long after they have finished leading, you find that they were men and women who helped people to live better lives and reach their potential. That is the highest calling of leadership – and its highest value.

7. Give your power away

One of the ironies of leadership is that you become a better leader by sharing whatever power you have, not by saving it all for yourself. You’re meant to be a river, not a reservoir. If you use your power to empower others, your leadership will extend far beyond your grasp.

In The Right to Lead, you will hear from and read about people who have done these same things and earned the right to lead others. Because of the courage they found and the character they displayed, other people recognized their admirable qualities and felt compelled to follow them.

The followers who looked to these leaders learned from them, and so can we. As you explore their worlds and words, remember that it takes time to become worthy of followers. Leadership isn’t learned or earned in a moment.

These, and other questions, are answered by John Maxwell in The Right to Lead. John is an amazing leader in his own right. His books on leadership have sold over 13 million copies, and two of them have reached number one on the New York Times Best Seller list. In addition, his organizations have trained over two million leaders world-wide.

Kindly share your experience below, if you have read the right to lead.

Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International

Highlights of the 2011 Annual Business Seminar of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International

The Annual Business Seminar of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (South West (4) District) was held on the 15th and 16th of July, 2011 at the National Arts Theatre, Lagos.

 

Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International

In my usual style, I went to the business seminar with the following plans;

  1. To ascertain if my current businesses are still viable.
  2. To meet Prof. Pat Utomi in person and ask for a referral as well as a general question to confirm his support for Network Marketing as a viable business opportunity.
  3. To meet Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa in person and ask him for a close door opportunity so he can review one of our businesses.
  4. To hear Leke Alder speak and learn more about his Enterprise 500 event.
  5. Finally, to learn a lot more about investing in Real Estate – a field I am yet to play in.

Now, the big question is did I achieve my purpose of attending the 2011 Annual Business Seminar of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International. The answer is YES!

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The Topic of the 2011 annual business seminar of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (South West 4) was Contemporary Issues in doing business in Nigeria: Opportunities and Challenges.

It was a loaded two days business seminar and trust yours truly, I learnt a lot. Here are the facilitators (please be the judge);

  1. Mr Leke Alder – Founder, Leke Alder Consulting. Topic:  A review of the Nigerian economy for the past decade (1992 – 2011) and the Key sectors of the Nigerian Economy.
  2. Prof. Pat Utomi – Director, Lagos Business School. Topic: Winning Market Share through Innovations
  3. Mr Uche Ogar – President, Masters Energy Oil & Gas. Topic: Practical business experience.
  4. Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa – President, Neimeth International Pharmaceuticals. Topic: Challenges and Opportunities facing SMEs in the Nigerian Economy.
  5. Prof. Tunde Cole Onitiri – MD, Sharon Medical Services. Topic:  Sustaining Business through Healthy Living
  6. Dr. Charles Okoye – MD, Union Properties. Topic: Opportunities in the Real Estate Business in Nigeria.
  7. Mr Obi Onwuakpa. Topic: Practical Business Experience
  8. Mr Festus Azarah – MD, Maximum Impact Solutions and Systems Ltd. Topic: Wellness
  9. Barr. Mrs Eunice Obasohan – MD, Lily Homes Ltd. Topic: Discussions on Real Estate Opportunities
  10. Engr. Niyi Ogunnusi – Regional Vice President of the the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (South West). Topic: Spiritual Empowerment

Is it possible to attend an event like this and not learn anything? Unfortunately, yes. Why? An appropriate answer would be motive – your motive in whatever you do actually determines your commitment, drive, sincerity, dedication etc.

My motive was simple, go out there, connect with People and LEARN as much as I can, so as to be able to grow and in turn help others.

4 Tips to guide as you go;

  1. Have a Purpose
  2. Be Determined
  3. Take Action
  4. Share your Experience with others

The Annual Business Seminar of the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International (South West (4) District) was a success and a blessing to all those that attended.