Hello friends! Happy New Month! ???? June is here! ????????The first half of the year will soon be over. Have you taken stock? What do you need to change that is yet to change? Do you know that for things to change, you’ve got to change too? You’ve got to do things differently! Doing the same thing over and over again(exactly in the same manner) and expecting a different result is a recipe for disappointment on a grand scale! ????

This particular session on #ListenUpNG is actually a #Recap of the very first one taken by Sam Adeyemi in January 2016, Friday the 2nd to be exact. I think there is an absolute need to revisit this session as we prepare for the next half of 2017.

Never never give up on your dream! Again, i emphasise, the secret to effect a lasting change in situations around you is for you to change first. When you change, you change one of the elements of the equation and you cannot but get a difference result!

Click this link to take you to the original tweets.


Or simply #ReadRestRelaxAndReflect on them below:

1. Thank you @KemiOdutayo. Each year, we reflect on the years passed and then consider the new year ahead. #ListenUpNG

2. We’ve done so much in our lives, had so many experiences, & often arrive at a point we ask ourselves: What’s next for me? #ListenUpNG

3. With each year, we can count on change; we can count on new experiences.#ListenUpNG

4. And with each new year, we can count on continuing our quest for the pursuit of happiness and fulfillment. #ListenUpNG

5. It is the pursuit of happiness & fulfillment that drives us to enhance the quality of our lives, year after year. #ListenUpNG

6. When a major shift happens in our lives, we have to take control of who we will become or risk never reaching our potential #ListenUpNG

7.I’ve reinvented myself several times in my life. Each time I’ve done it, I’ve forged my new path deliberately & with foresight #ListenUpNG

8. When you wait for the future to find you, you will wait in vain; you will be lost in confusion & frustration #ListenUpNG

9. Have you lost track of your long-term goals and dreams in the everyday running around? #ListenUpNG

10. Are you thinking of starting your own business, or switching careers, there is no better time than now to do so #ListenUpNG

11. Take the opportunity of a new year to make new beginnings and to get yourself back on track. #ListenUpNG

12. Sit quietly, close your eyes, & imagine the people, places, or situations that you need to leave behind. #ListenUpNG

13. Imagine the future that you want and imagine how you will feel in that new place. #ListenUpNG

14. Stand for a moment and silently voice your appreciation to God for everything that came your way before now. #ListenUpNG

15. Once you’ve given thanks with compassion & gratitude, imagine yourself walking away from the past & into the future #ListenUpNG

16. Write about your reinvention. Imagine a scene from it or write about how you’d like it to play out. #ListenUpNG

17. Continue writing for as long as this exercise feels stimulating and exciting. Write scenes, dialogues, lists, & plans #ListenUpNG

18. Make the future come alive. Write about how it will feel to be there. #ListenUpNG

19. Keep your writing somewhere, where you will look at it occasionally. Feel free to add to it regularly. #ListenUpNG

20. Surround yourself with visual reminders of the life you would like to create. #ListenUpNG

21. If it’s a new job in a particular field, put images from that field someplace where you will see it every day #ListenUpNG

22. If it’s a home, find a picture of a house that you love and put it near your front door. #ListenUpNG

23. It can be anything that reminds you of the life you are moving towards. #ListenUpNG

24. Now that you have a vision of your future, break it up into workable tasks. #ListenUpNG

25. What do you need to do, every day, to create that vision? Start a business? Search for a place to live? Make it specific. #ListenUpNG

26. Make a list of everything you need to do & a schedule when you’ll do it. Do it & commit to keep doing it, one day at a time #ListenUpNG

27. Every morning & evening, close your eyes and see yourself walking towards your future #ListenUpNG

28. Always reconnect with why you are moving toward this new possibility. #ListenUpNG

29. I must confess, reinvention is neither easy nor always smooth. Often, we struggle and encounter resistance. #ListenUpNG

30. We don’t want to let go, even of things that cause us pain or that are obviously already out of our grasp. #ListenUpNG

31. We often struggle with limiting beliefs or stories about ourselves that hold us back from trying new things. #ListenUpNG

32. Always keep your compass pointed to the new life, even in the midst of any resistance or struggles you encounter on the way. #ListenUpNG

33. Each time you find yourself slipping into old habits, making excuses, procrastinating on a task that might help you advance #ListenUpNG

34. Don’t bother wondering what is wrong with you or beating yourself up. #ListenUpNG

35. Just ask yourself this: “What can I do in this moment to keep moving forward?” #ListenUpNG

36. No matter what you feel in the moment, fear, self-critical, tired, lazy, or disappointed #ListenUpNG

37. Do something courageous to maintain the momentum, even if it’s one small thing at a time. #ListenUpNG

38. Remember that true courage isn’t about not feeling fear; it’s about feeling fear and acting anyway. #ListenUpNG

39. Choose courage instead of letting your fear choose your future for you. #ListenUpNG

40. Are you serious about transformation? I’m not talking about improving yourself or making things a bit better. #ListenUpNG

41. I’m talking about the reset button; a reinvention that changes the game. #ListenUpNG

42. That means an overhaul in what you believe and how you do your things generally. #ListenUpNG

43. The key to the reinvention of who you are, then, is to become someone you have never been before. #ListenUpNG

44. Become someone with the rare skill of getting things done; making things happen & creating outcomes that people seek for. #ListenUpNG

45. To reinvent yourself relish the idea of growth through failure. You must be willing to fail with grace. #ListenUpNG

46. School isn’t over; school continues with life experiments & experiences & the constant failure of trying and of learning #ListenUpNG

47. Read something that challenges you to think differently. #ListenUpNG

48. Discard what you think you know and instead learn what you need to learn, every day #ListenUpNG

49. When you become the person in your vision, like a magnet, you’ll attract all else in the vision. #ListenUpNG

50. Welcome to a new year and a new you! #ListenUpNG

About Kemi Odutayo

‘Kemi Odutayo, a graduate of University of Lagos, Nigeria is a Practitioner of NLP, a blogger, an author, a counselor and a media consultant. She is the Head of Operations, Me4 Communications, a publishing, marketing and communications outfit specializing in publishing books/eBooks, managing and offering training for social media accounts for individuals and organizations. Kemi and her husband of many years, Kayode Odutayo have a beautiful family blessed with three lovely children.