Month: August 2016

#BGIM Bless God It’s Monday- PREPARATION IS KEY

#BGIM breaks from the Leadership & Training Special #LTS to provide today’s #BGIM. (Editor’s Note: LTS would surely be completed to the very last edition).

PREPARATION IS KEY!!!

Preparation is key in everything we want to succeed in doing. You can testify that anytime you prepared well for that task or assignment ahead, you excelled with little or no difficulties. This is because even as you prepared you tried to forecast unforeseen difficulties and find ways of mitigating their effects should they crop up.

I talk of this story with pride because I always like to salute people who excel in any work they do whether it be sweeping or scrubbing or any work you can think of. At the Aluminium Smelter where I did my National Service, one of the Metal Tappers (Final Product Extracting Person), Dogbey was being talked about by almost every member in my Department at Cell Lines. I wondered why everyone was singing praises of his name for being the ‘BEST TAPPER’. So I looked forward to meeting him one day either when he came for Personnel Backup during Crisis moment or when my Shift was changed to his permanent Shift.

I was glad when i learnt i was going to meet him finally after about 2/3 months. And to my surprise, it was a young man as compared to all the Much Experienced Metal Tappers i had already met in the Department. Irrespective of his age, i decided to observe and see what was his Secret that even sometimes our Department Director mentioned his name during our Training Sessions and most importantly requested for him among the lot during Crisis moment. After my observations and a few tête-a-tête with the gentleman with not up to 10 years experience, i realised a simple trick…

HE ALWAYS PAID ATTENTION TO PREPARATION

He never joked with his preparation. Immediately after the Safety Meeting commencing every shift, Dogbey would quickly move to his working area and start to prepare his tools down. That’s after he had finished copying his Metal Tapping Schedule accurately before the Safety meeting ended. He would clean them removing any little impediments and also move to the Siphon Area to check and make sure his siphon (Aluminium Extracting Equipment) was in good shape. He would then start Housekeeping (clean) his working area in the event it wasn’t done well by the men in the Previous Shift. Whilst doing all of this, his co-Tapper would be preparing the mouth of the Cell ( ‘machine’ from which Aluminium is extracted after Electrolysis is complete). All these acts along with other ones anytime necessary, believe you mean, he does in the first 15-20 minutes of every working day.

After thinking critically into Dogbey’s first activities at work, i realised that his Preparation was Top-Notch amongst all other Tappers and you would be surprised that whoever might have started Tapping Metal before Dogbey that day would still TRAIL him by close of the working day. He was used to finishing his Tapping Schedule an hour to time almost every single day.

Because he spent time to PREPARE adequately for the whole day, it gave him the edge over other colleagues who didn’t pay much attention to preparation but rather tackling the problems as and when they arose during the day.

Have you prepared well for Work today? Have you prepared for the whole week? What challenges might crop up and how are you going to deal with them?

PREPARATION is KEY to success in every field of work.
Work hard but PREPARE BETTER.

#BGIM Bless God It’s Monday
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WHAT You GIVE OUT Shows WHAT You Have.

Back in the days when Germany was divided, a huge wall separated East and West Berlin. One day, some people in East Berlin took a truck load of garbage and dumped it on the West Berlin side.

The people of West Berlin could have done the same thing, but they didn’t. Instead they took a truck load of canned goods, bread, milk and other provisions, and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side.

On top of this stack they placed the sign:

“EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS”
How very true! You can only give what you have.

My dear friend, what do you have inside of you? Is it hate or love? Violence or peace? Death or life?
What have you acquired over the years?
Is it capacity to build or capacity to destroy?

Is it ability to make money or steal money?
Is it ingenuity to develop good things that will benefit mankind or ability to bomb those good things that others have labored to build?

“EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS”

Think about it!

God bless us all.
May you have an incredible time at church ⛪ today.

Good Sunday 4 God Dey.
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UBUNTU

UBUNTU
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Just got this. Amazing show of how positive an effective early insistence on and teaching of good neighbourliness can have!! Caring does lead to sharing!!! My eyes misted over!!

“UBUNTU – A very nice story from Africa … The motivation behind the Ubuntu culture in Africa. An Anthropologist proposed a game to the African tribal children.
He placed a basket of sweets near a tree, and made the children stand 100 metres away. Then announced that whoever reaches first would get all the sweets in the basket.

When he said ‘ready steady go!’ Do you know what these children did? They all held each other’s hands, ran together towards the tree, divided the sweets equally among themselves, ate the sweets and enjoyed it.

When the Anthropologist asked them why they did so,
They answered ‘UBUNTU’.
Which meant –
‘How can one be happy when the others are sad?’
Ubuntu in their language means –
‘I am because we are!’

A strong message for all family members. Let all of us always have this attitude and spread happiness wherever we go. Let’s have an Ubuntu Life.

I AM BECOS WE ARE!”

Good Day 4 God Dey.
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Life….? Hmmm

One day a school teacher wrote on the board the following:

9×1=7
9×2=18
9×3=27
9×4=36
9×5=45
9×6=54
9×7=63
9×8=72
9×9=81
9×10=90

When she was done, she looked to the students and they were all laughing at her, because of the first equation which was wrong, and then the teacher said the following,

“I wrote that first one wrong on purpose, because I wanted you to learn something important.

This was for you to know how the world out there will treat you. You can see that I wrote RIGHT 9 times, but none of you congratulated me for it; you all laughed and criticized me because of one wrong thing I did.

So this is the lesson…:

‘The world will never appreciate the good you do a million times, but will criticize the one wrong thing you do… But don’t get discouraged,

ALWAYS RISE ABOVE ALL THE LAUGHTER AND CRITICISM. STAY STRONG.’

GOOD Day 4 God Dey!!!
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