This is Why a Successful Leader Must Build a Trojan Horse #leadership #success


Trojan Horse

By Josh Okello

Call it deceit, decoy, a subterfuge or a success, the Trojan Horse helped Greeks defeat the Troy. This is a tale about the trick that the Greeks played on the city of Troy to win the war. After a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse and hid a selected force of men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away and the Trojans pulled the wooden horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of the night. The Greeks entered and destroyed the city of Troy decisively ending the war.

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This is a metaphor of cause. But do you have a Trojan Horse? What is your last resort? You have to build a Trojan horse when life throws tantrums at you. That moment when you feel defeated, when all hopes are gone, when you become a slave to defeat, that is when you build a Trojan Horse. A Trojan Horse was the Greeks last resort and you can also build one. It took Greeks 10-years to win the war, to succeed you must have patience. These are some of the ways that I used to build my Trojan Horse when I was faced by defeat.


I had dreams of becoming the greatest I can ever be and to date I feel like there is still more Troy cities to conquer in my life. It took me 10-years since I graduated from high school to master my skills in business administration, philosophy, writing, programming (coding), sales and to be who I am today. Success never come easily, you must exchange it with time. Give your time and you will reap success in return. We all have days that we live in infamy, but with patience we can turn those moments around to be our precious days of change.

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Build Masters

You might be wondering how you can build masters if you yourself is not one. Good news, you do not have to be a master to build a master. By simply learning to inspire and attracting people to work with you, you are already a master. This new team you are building are the ones who will go in the Trojan Horse to open gates of success for you so your army from the ship can take over. If you know people with skills that can help you where you want to be, you have to learn to attract them. Build a high affinity for success and people will be attracted to you.

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Build an Army

If you are keen enough, you probably know that people need people. We cannot succeed alone. We need others to join hands with us to succeed. Tyranny of numbers is a statistically supported theory that states that the person with the highest number wins. On your way to success, you should build legions of followers. View yourself as the head of the cult that everybody must listen to. This is the army that will take down Troy (your challenges) after the masters of war have opened gates for them. Win by numbers but make sure that you only get those people who you can learn from and that can be of help to success.

Let All Win

If you understand the Greek and Troy controversies, nobody walked home a winner. A victory was for the people not for a person. Let your team win, give recognition where necessary and motivate people to work.

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Learn to Give Incentives

The Greeks offered the wooden horse an incentive to the Troy for their greatness. It was a free gift for winning all the victory and that became the bait that was used to capture the city of troy by the Greeks. The easiest way to build a following today is by giving incentives. Think of companies such as Facebook, Google, you do not have to pay to use them. It is all free yet they are the one with the greatest wealth in the entire world.

Build a Trojan Horse and manage the plot to success. Build teams that are reliable and let them do what they are good at. Never be on any ones way to success. Sometimes it is by letting others lead that leaders become the greatest they can be.


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