International Institute For Global Leadership
Issue #254 *February 2023
Asheville, NC USA
Felix Iziomoh (Nigeria)
Below is an excerpt from IIGL’s first graduate, past President and Nigerian Coordinator, Felix Iziomoh’s book called Goal Mapping! It is also part of the IIGL Level Two curriculum!
Step 1: Dream – What do I want?
Whatever form of success you dream of, goal mapping can help you to achieve it.
Wikipedia explains dream as a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. A dream is an inspiring picture of the future that energizes your mind, will and emotions, empowering you to do everything you can to achieve it. Take a look at many of the things that people pursue or try to achieve in their lives:
Day dreams: Distractions from current work.
Pie-in-the-Sky Dreams: Wild ideas with no strategy or basis in reality.
Bad Dreams: Worries that breed fear and paralysis.
Idealistic Dreams: The way the world would be if you were in charge.
Vicarious Dreams: Dreams lived through others.
Romantic Dreams: Belief that some person will make you happy.
Career Dreams: Belief that career success will make you happy.
Destination Dreams: Belief that a position, title or award will make you happy.
Material Dreams: belief that wealth or possessions will make you happy.
7 Steps to Achieve Your Dream
Step 1: Dream it.
Everything begins in the mind. Every great achievement began in the mind of one person.
They dared to dream, to believe that it was possible. Take some time to allow yourself to ask
“What if?” Think big. Do not let negative thinking discourage you. You want to be a
“dreamer.” Dream of the possibilities for yourself, your family and for others. If you had a
dream that you let grow cold, re-ignite the dream! Fan the flames. Life is too short to let it go.
Step 2: Believe It.
Yes, your dream needs to be big. It needs to be something that is seemingly beyond your capabilities. But it also must be believable, attainable and realistic. You must be able to say that if certain things take place, if others help, if you work hard enough, though it is a big dream, it can still be done.
Step 3: See It.
Great achievers have a habit. They “see” things. They picture themselves walking around
their office as the C.E.O in their new $25 million office, even while they are sitting on a
folding chair in their garage. Great free-throw shooters in a Basketball competition picture the ball going through the basket. PGA golfers picture the ball going straight down the fairway. World-class speakers picture themselves speaking with energy, strategy and emotion. All of this grooms the mind to control the body to carry out the dream.
Step 4: Tell it.
One reason many dreams never go anywhere is because the dreamer keeps it all to himself. It is a quiet dream that only lives inside of his mind. One who wants to achieve one’s dream should tell that dream to friends and colleagues. We begin to believe it more and more. If we are talking about it then it must be possible. Another reason to share dreams: It holds us accountable. When we inform others; mentors, mentees, friends and colleagues, it spurs us on to actually doing it, so we don’t look foolish or unserious before them.
Step 5: Plan it.
Every dream must take the form of a plan. The old saying that you “get what you plan for” is so true. Your dream won’t just happen. You need to sit down, on a regular basis, and plan out your strategy for achieving the dream. Think through all of the details. Break the whole plan down into small, workable parts. Then set a time frame for accomplishing each task on your “dream plan.”
Step 6: Work it.
While some people are busy having fun or sitting on their sofas watching movies all day,
achievers are working on their goals achieving their dreams. There is this equation that I
work with: Your short-term tasks, multiplied by time, equal your long-term accomplishments. If you work on it each day, eventually you will achieve your dream.
Step 7: Enjoy it.
When you have reached your goal and you are living your dream, be sure to enjoy it. In fact, enjoy the trip, too. Give yourself some rewards along the way. Give yourself a huge reward when you get there. Help others enjoy it. Be gracious and generous. Use your dream to better the life of others. Then go back to No. 1. And dream a little bigger this time!
What Others Are Saying
What have I Learned?
Erasmus Rwinkesha (Rwanda)
The journey I took within these two levels I completed in IIGL taught me how to harness the tremendous potentials that are in my mind. It is in this journey that I learned 17 principles of personal achievement. These principles changed my mind unlike before. I do apply them in my plans at home, at work, in meetings when giving ideas in different fields or aspects of life.
The IIGL books I read have increased my steadiness when want to do something because I first reflect to the principles that are in my mind looking for the perfection of the action to be done. I do ask myself what is the definite purpose of doing so and so. In understanding the purpose, this opens for opportunities. I have acquired a tremendous improvement in being responsible. At work where I spend much time with my workmates, I do take serious responsibility. I have discovered that I am responsible to create or start a business of my wife and confidently started saving for it and with a definite purpose. I realized that definite purpose has built confidence in me and discovered that two heads are better than one; thus the mastermind alliance. This due to the fact that when I work alone in as far as a job that brings an income to the family is concerned, this cannot satisfy our needs as expected. Basing on the 17 principles of success by Napoleon Hill I decided to plan with my spouse to plan for a business to diversify the risk after realizing that it is not good to put all eggs in one basket. We should think deep. Brian Tracy in his books gives different examples of laws and among them we have the law of attraction. What is manifested in the external world starts in the inner world. IIGL indeed developed in me how to change from negative mental attitude to negative attitude.
IIGL taught me the importance of flexibility in life that is why I changed my attitude I had before of thinking that my wife had to remain at home looking for the children only little knowing that if she does something on addition what I earn on monthly basis, can bring more achievements to our family hence affording to pay school for our children, attaining good health, and other family requirements. I also learned that if one establishes a goal and at the end of the day, he /she doesn’t achieve it as expected, can re-establish it without giving up, should be put on paper. As Brian Tracy wrote in his book of maximum achievement, “one can’t hit a target he doesn’t see.”
What are Students are Reading
The Law of Attraction ($5.75)
This book presents the powerful basics of the original Teachings of Abraham. Within these pages, you’ll learn how all things, wanted and unwanted, are brought to you by this most powerful law of the universe, the Law of Attraction. (that which is like unto itself is drawn). You’ve most likely heard the saying “Birds of a feather flock together,” aka the Law of Attraction. This has been alluded to by some of the greatest teachers in history, it has never before been explained in as clear and practical terms as in this latest book by New York Times best-selling authors, Esther and Jerry Hicks. Learn here about the omnipresent Laws that govern this Universe and how to make them work to your advantage. The understanding that you’ll achieve by reading this book will take all the guesswork out of daily living. You’ll finally understand just about everything that’s happening in your own life as well as in the lives of those you’re interacting with. This book will help you to joyously be, do, or have anything that you desire!
Students/Graduates In Action
IIGL Graduate Receives Certificate in Cybersecurity!
Congratulations to IIGL Graduate Ziyad Abdule (Ethiopia/USA); firstname.lastname@example.org for receiving a Certificate in Cybersecurity from the International Information System Security Consortium (ISC) Code of Ethics/Board of Directors on February 1, 2023. This certificate is active for 3 years. Ziyad works full time as an IT Governance Analyst for Dart Container in Grand Rapids, MI.
Valuable Resources for Personal & Planetary Transformation
The World Cafe
Since that rainy morning in Mill Valley, California, the World Café
approach to strategic dialogue, multi-stakeholder engagement,
multi-generational collaboration, and cooperative action has been
enthusiastically embraced by tens of thousands of groups in settings as
disparate as large multinational corporations, small nonprofits, government
offices, community-based organizations, and educational institutions in
Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and North and South America.
The key to its success lies in the simplicity and power of the World Café
process and the principles that underlie it. World Café hosts and conveners
are learning that the core design principles of the World Café can be
applied in many different ways, and that the process resonates with
traditional practices of dialogue in many different cultures.
2023 Annual Meeting Date Set
The Board of Directors announced that the 2023 IIGL Annual Meeting will be held on June 3rd! All Active Students, Graduates and Financial Contributors are invited to attend via Zoom. We will share more details on how to participate in a few months.
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IIGL Book Sales Continue…
The IIGL Board of Directors shared that the IIGL book, “Creating Your Path Through Leadership” book sales continue to provide a Royalty payment to IIGL each month. It has also helped new potential donors understand more about IIGL! The book is available both on Kindle and in Paperback on Amazon.com! Check it out! Here’s the link: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1…
Meet Our New Students
There were two new students this month.
Matilda Nthelenge (Kenya)
There are two in our family, I have a young brother, I come from Makueni hills in Eastern part of Ukambani. I lost my parents at a young age. I have been assisted with well wishers up to
where I am today. I have gone through all the educational levels right from primary level, secondary and technical education through the help of people and God. I am a qualified tailoring and dress making, I love my job because this is what I wanted to do whereby I am self employed.
Bidemi Abayomi-Daniel (Nigeria)
I am a graduate of Human Physiology from the College of Health Sciences in the University of Portharcourt. I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated, reliable, responsible dedicated, organized, methodical and hard working individual always willing to learn and develop new skills. I am friendly, helpful and polite. I am flexible, reliable and possess excellent time keeping & management skills. I am a mature team worker and adaptable to all challenging situations. I am able to work well both in a team environment as well as using own initiative. I am able to work well under pressure and adhere to strict deadlines.
To view complete profiles, Click Here
We had 5 students from 3 countries complete a total of 16 books in January. These students were from Kenya, Nigeria and the USA.
Matilda Nthenge (Kenya)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Francis Maundu (Kenya)
Bidemi Abayomi-Daniel (Nigeria)
* As a Man Thinketh
* Jonathan Livingston Seagull
Atinuke Oyewunmi (Nigeria)
* Creating your Path through Leadership
Antionette Carter (USA)
* Leadership for Dummies
* Unlimited Power
Julius Charles (USA)
* Leadership for Dummies
* Maximum Achievement
* Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
* The Law of Attraction
* Unlimited Power
The following student completed one Level or more of Study this month
Julius Charles (USA) completed Level One
5 enrolled in January
5 enrolled in 2023
16 in January
16 in 2023
0 in January
0 in 2023
You Make It Possible
We extend a special thanks to the following individuals and/or organizations who contributed to IIGL last month. Your ongoing support makes this work possible.
Deb Silver (Israel)
Wanda Gail Campbell & Mike Tilley (USA/AL)
Lynne Murguia (USA/AZ) In Blessed Memory
John Hornecker (USA/NC)
Michael Lightweaver (USA/NC)
Kathleen Oweegon (USA/OR)
Judith Royer (USA/SC)
Deb Rosen (USA/WI)
Patrice Zorn (USA/WI)
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Dream Team 22
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