5 Ways to Boost Your Success Rate in 2016 #Leadership #Success


By Josh Okello,

The reason why people fail to succeed is because they get too reluctant implementing the goals they’ve set. This is because success always come dressed in work clothes instead of something adventurous and fun. This is how you can make 2016 a successful year for you.

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Maximum Objectives

Never set more than 5 goals to achieve in one year. Anything past 5 always become a chore or a to do list. It makes objectives boring and work less fan. If possible have only 3 goals and make sure you give them your best.


To be successful, sometimes you have to swim with the currents. Things will not go your way and in some instances you will be forced to abandon your objectives in order to achieve them. One thing you need to remember is to never lose focus on what is important. Be faithful to your set objectives and execute them with unrelenting pursuit.

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Time Management

A wise man once made an alarm clock and a lazy man found a way to introduce a snooze button. The lazy man’s clock sold out. We try to be too comfortable when pursuing our goals yet we are not staying faithful to our objectives.

We are the first people to give a reason on how busy we are to appoint where we cut communication with friends, family and sometimes even our customers. But where do we really spend our time? Are they on worthless destructions that we intentionally choose to entertain in our daily lives? What if we were to spend one our per day writing or reading or even calling our customers? We will have spent 365 hours in a year doing something that builds us. But do we save that time for something productive? You can answer that.

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Build alliances

In 2014 I made sure that I paid attention to people who would help me further my dreams and the results were obvious. These teams pushed me to wake up early in the morning, go for meetings that I wanted to ignore, write on topics that I knew were good but did not choose to write on. This accountability alliances redesigned and pushed me to be the greatest I have ever been. Find a team that is dedicated enough to pursue success.

Expand Your Horizon

I dislike not getting things I want because I do not know how to make them. There are two ideas that can help you do whatever you dream of: 1- finds people who already know how to do it and let them do the work for you or 2- spare some time and learn it. After mastering the technique then make it yourself. The second option has worked for me especially in programming.

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I always wanted to know and understand coding I realized that wishful thoughts never make a dream come true. So I sat down and started coding, using free resources online, working with programming gurus until now that I can do a bit more using PHP language. If you thirst for it so bad, you will hunt for it desperately until you get it.

Do not stand on your way to success. Let 2016 be a breakthrough year for you. Wishing you a prosperous New Year.

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This is How I Made 2015 A successful Year #leadership #success #entrepreneurship


By Josh Okello

In this post, I am going to share with you what motivates me to write or how I source my writing inspirations. Writing is one of the ways that I use to elevate myself into a cathartic experience. It takes me out of this world and connects me with the world unseen. It makes me develop ideas that have never been developed, dreams that have never been dreamt, visions that have never been visible and thoughts that have never been explained. So how do I do it? The following points elaborate in details how I got hooked to the world of writing.

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Coin a Motto

We can only act if we are compelled enough to go beyond our comfort zones. We have to be ready to work beyond average to make our dreams come true. To do this we need a motto or a compelling reason, a driving force to keep us enthused. I have the same motto on my desk, on my computer log in screen, on my phone wall paper and on my note book cover page. The moto is in Latin and it is; “docendo disco, scribendo cogito” which translates to “I learn by teaching, think by writing.” Build your own motto and pledge allegiance to it.

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Utilize Technology

We are living in an era where writing has been made so easy and if you do not like typing, there are free software out there that you can use to record your ideas and transcribe them in a document. How easy can it get? (You can try e-speaking, dragon or windows speech recognition softwares) I have written three books, two published and the third one is on its way launching early next year as I work on the fourth one which is halfway done. All my four books were written on a smartphone. Find a gadget that you can learn how to type on quickly and master its use. In my case, it is a BlackBerry phone because of how its typing keyboard is set. I can type on that phone at the same speed at which I think my ideas. Know what works for you and master it to the best of your knowledge.

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Find an Environment

I have talked with writers who can only develop new ideas when they are in a candle lit and very quiet room at a given time of the day. That is what works for them but what works for you? In my case, I have to be in motion to be able to generate new ideas. All my four books were written while riding a subway to and from my office. I spend two hours on the subway every day for 5 days meaning that in a whole week, I spend ten good hours on a subway ride. Why not use those to teach myself something about myself that I did not know?

Time Management

As a self-employed entrepreneur, time management is critical to my success. If I am not writing then I am at work and if I am not working, I am reading/learning and if I am not doing any of those, I am with my family and or friends. An example I have given above captures where most of us lose hours and lost hours can never be recovered.  Find an area in your life where you lose one hour a day and try to utilize that hour to learn or do something new five times a week. You will be shocked at how much you learn and how much you teach the world.

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You can have a group of friends to hold you accountable for your success in writing. In my case, I have over 105,000 followers on twitter, and these are people who actively engage with my content every single day. That is my source of accountability pushing me to post at least a blog a day. You can have family, friends, your social media tribe or any other ways you can think of to hold you responsible over your credo you set.


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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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Two Success Questions You Always Get Wrong #leadership #success #motivation



By Josh Okello

Have you ever wondered why things are slow on your side? Working so hard but limited success or no success at all? Have you asked yourself why you see no growth in your endeavours? What could be wrong? This post is going to answer this question for you in a question form. Can a question answer a question?

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To be successful, it is important to ask the right questions and answer the right ones. Not every question needs an answer. Often times we spend our time answering wrong questions that never lead us to success. Why? Because they are easy, no-brainer and they push us in a comfort zone leading to mediocre performance.

The two questions that always get people confused are: “What can you do?” And “What can you do the best?” Most people rush into answering the first question and ignore the second question. Every successful athlete knows that they can do it all but they chose to master only one skill. This is because they want to be the greatest in what they do.

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I know you have asked yourself what you can do. Right now, I challenge you to take action and ask yourself what you can be the greatest at. Life is not all about doing everything, but doing only those things in small bits that makes you the greatest you can ever be.

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After answering the question “what can you be the greatest at?” it is now time to draft a plan on how to be the greatest. If it is writing, start now! If it is jogging, start now! If it is coding, start now! And if it is designing, start it now.

What can you do? Or what can you be the greatest at? Which one is more appealing to you?


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These are the Powers of Intentions on Success #Leadership #Success #Entrepreneurship



By Josh Okello

We all have thought of being the greatest we can ever be. We have dreamt of leaping to the next socio-economic class or getting to the top echelons list of our societies. On our way to greatness, we meet challenges that ground us, making us reel on our knees in desperation. Our intent is what can make the dreams come true. Are you driven by good intentions? And are you really intending to be the greatest you can ever be?

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Intentions and wishes

When your intentions over shadow your wishes, then you can go an extra mile to implement the process to greatness. “Wish” is a lousy word. It means you are thinking about good intentions but too reluctant to act. It is very easy to be trapped in wishes.

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Intentions and Actions

We all know that smart and hard work results to success however, some people know what it takes to be great but fail to act with good intentions. I used to work in a big grocery store before I started my business and nearly all the people who were not managers did not have the intentions of Succeeding with the store. One employee once told me a phrase that struck me the most; “minimum work for minimum wage. Catchy!” He said. How damaging can this be? Is this an attitude to build one to success? The fact that we are acting irresponsibly can only damage us.

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These are the kind of intentions that can never lead to success. What if the business closes? Then we are rendered jobless. We need to do all things with intentions to be successful. Martin Luther King once said, “If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as a Michaelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, ‘Here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well.”

Reversed Golden Rule

Do unto others only those things you would do unto yourself.

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Do these 3 Things & You Will be a Big Thinker


Think Big

By Josh Okello

You might be reading this because you are either;  in business and you are stuck in a vicious circle with less growth or no growth at all. Or even your family in deep financial crisis. Or because you simply want to grow and become a better person in life or even get to another level of your career.  Whatever the reason why you clicked this link, know that there is always a room for improvement. Ask yourself this, what is it that I want to think big about? And what is it that I want to change with my big thoughts? Write your answers down and I say I again, write them down then do these three things.

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Create a Norm

You already know that you are not in the game alone. You have competitors, others prefer to call them enemies but I prefer to call them points of strength. Your competitors do things their way but what exactly is your way? How do you run your operations, in other words what is your modus operandi?  Once you build a norm then you will figure out what works and what does not by engaging with the results.

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Have Matrix

What is your matrix of life and how do you manipulate it according to your particular rules? This is the part where you need to add numbers to your thinking. I know we are all not wired numerically but backing up your performance with figures will boost your thinking especially in terms of growth. If you want to think big in terms of finances, how about doing a simple budget with your small amount of income you have? If it is on serving then how about budgeting with your time, plotting where you want to be at what time?

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Be Ready to Serve

Sometimes we know how greatly blessed we are by serving the least in our communities. It is good to always think of those things we do not have but then it only makes us forget about the big things we already have. Giving out your time to serve with the needy or the less fortunate can be an eye opener towards a big dream. Ever thought of solving a major problem like homelessness? That can only come true if you know that there are homeless people out there and that there is a need to be met.

So to think big, make sure you create a norm or a modus operandi, have a matrix and a rule on how to plot your figures and be ready to serve.

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These 3 Paragraphs Will Reveal to You How Great You Are #Success #Leadership


By Josh Okello

We are not here for mediocrity; we are here to take over. To be the greatest we can ever be, to push the boundaries that have never been pushed. To imagine the impossible and to implement the undoable. That is the spirit of a fighter. For how can we come this far to lose? Are we children of a lesser God?

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Just as they think you have given it all, that is when you give it even more. We are the heroes, the champions that deleted the word “defeat” in the dictionary. We are not ready to let circumstances push us into defence. We are the attackers, the methodical offence players who are not ready to yield to any negative thoughts.

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Instead of paying attention to our snooze button every day, we listen to our conscious minds telling us that greatness comes at a cost. It is a pain, a sacrifice and that heroes are built for tough times. Do you think you are out of gas? Too weak to stand? Or even defend yourself? Remember! The greatest are made for moments like that. You are a hero, aren’t you? Did you come this far to lose? Fight On!

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4 Ways to Become the Best You Can Ever Be #Leadership #Success

View Yourself

By Josh Okello

Back when I was a child, my parents used to ask me what I wanted to be. Of cause my answers changed over time and the older I grew the more I clarified what I wanted to be. Are you still struggling to achieve your dreams? Are you held up in an unproductive cocoon? And how do you burst that burble? Do you get trepidant when you think of who you want to be? How about knowing the way? Do you often express strong aversion to personal servile procrastination out of habitual imprecision? Get a tentative solution to the challenges above using the following significant points:

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There is a difference between having a vision and being clear in that vision. Clarity will help you communicate with people on your way to attaining your dreams. Clear communication and clear vision simplifies the odious task that lies in front of you as you work on becoming who you want to be. If you are clear on your vision and values, you will be clear on how to get there.  Plan ahead sometimes even as far as a decade and walk your way back.

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Set Objectives

Forget goals and work with objectives. What are objectives? Objectives are specific results that a person or a system wants to attain at a specific period of time. Goals are useless but if you tie them to a given period of time then they become things you must work on. That is when they change to objectives. Time is of essence and you must relate all you do to how long it takes to accomplish otherwise it becomes a chance if a task is done.

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Form a Personal SI Unit

An SI Unit is a Système International d’Unités, (French) or International System of Units (English). This would be a personal form of metric system that is coherent to your success. How do you measure success or achievement? Is it by the whole project? Or it is the total amount of work done per hour? Whatever is that you are using, try and incorporate the effect of time in it.

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Develop Success Habits

What are some of your habitual practices that draw you closer to your dream than ever? These habits need to be cultivated in our day to day life. They need to define us and they can extend to practices such as  planning, persistence, determination, hard work, improvement, clarity, setting daily objectives etc. The end goal is to be the best you can ever be therefore start today and record your achievement using your standard metric of success.

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5 Reasons You Are Stuck on Your Way to Greatness #Success #Leadership


By Josh Okello

After starting and closing a number of businesses, I sat back and reflected why my big ideas shrink within a few months if not years. You probably have come up with transformative ideas that you are either too reluctant to implement at the onset or they become a daunting task making you opt out of them in the middle of the race. This is how you can stay on track building a mega successful business hence becoming the greatest. Crave for Success!

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Understanding Yourself

We only have two school of thoughts, the implementers and the vision casters. Very few people fall in both categories but mostly we are either one or the other. Personally I am a visionary entrepreneur but vision alone cannot take me anywhere. I need implementers to kick start my ideas. Figure out who you are and find the right partner to start a business with.

Learn from the Great

Learn from the great and become the greatest! It never stops at learning. This is a classical modus operandi that has guided so many people who we can call the great today. Find role models and borrow ideas from them. After gaining the wisdom from the wise, do more than they did and you are guaranteed to attain mega success.

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Choose Your Competitor 

The first competitor you need to add on your list and to monitor keenly is who you were yesterday. Are you doing more than you did yesterday? Are you spending your time doing productive work than you did yesterday? Are you helping someone grow today? Are you building a plan to greatness today? Compete with yourself, look at other product/service competitors as a motivation to be the greatest you can ever be. To be the greatest, you must be ready to run with the great and that is how you can be crowned. Be on the offense, attack methodically but remember to always compete with yourself.

Get Fired Up!

Build contentment around everything you do and have some passion in them. It is true that there come a time when you will be losing more than you win but be guided by your strong will to do whatever it takes to reach your goal. View yourself as the greatest winner of all the times and you will persevere enough to get to greatness.

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 Remember these words, “Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” – Barack Obama

 Grow People

Remember that you are dealing with people, your employees, your customers, your board members, your team, your competitors, they all deserve your respect. Help them get where they want to be. Inspire them, encourage them, reward them and teach them. Grow people and they will grow you back.

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Powerful Quotes every Leader Needs to Live By #Success #Leadership

  1. Study the great, and become the GREATEST. Let nothing stop you on your way to success
  2. Great leaders are those who accompany their dreams with works therefore try and act this week
  3. Challenges are there to build the character of a true leader
  4. Those who dare to do the impossible are the ones who actually become the greatest.
  5. We can produce more wealth but we cannot produce more time therefore be a good steward of your time
  6. Leadership is about being of service to others therefore Lead with integrity.
  7. We all have the potential to make a comeback so always try to make a comeback after a fall.
  8. Victory, Eminence & Success cannot be attained without Loss, Stagnation, Defeat, Dishonor & Failure
  9. Leaders are those who never just work hard, they work with a purpose.
  10. Those who sacrifice to look like fools in pursuit of what their heart desires are the ones who become successful
  11. The only way to transform our future is by making courageous steps today
  12. We are the pieces of the puzzle in this world, all we have to do is merge with the right people
  13. Greatness comes when you understand that pain & suffering are momentarily. Keep pushing.
  14. The only way to get is by giving away. Give and it will be given back to you.

© Joshua Okello 2015.