Author: Assegid

Assegid is the author of Redefining Leadership: Navigating the Path from Birthright to Fulfillment in Life! He is also a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer in the area of leadership and personal development at Success Pathways, LLC. He is also the Founder and Chairman of PRO Leadership Global Inc., and President of Assegid Habtewold Ministries.
 

The Psychology of TopDogs

The underdogs turned topdogs had typical psychology, which we need to adopt if our desire is to transform our status from underdog to topdog. In Episode 17, I shared the four elements of topdog psychology. The topdogs:
1. Were fearless. They didn’t get scared of the giants in their field.
2. Didn’t put their heroes and heroines on a pedestal. They honored and sought their advice, and mentoring but they believed that they too were special and can become great in their own unique ways.
3. Tapped into a higher power. They didn’t depend on their physical and intellectual capacity, and resources and networks within their backyards alone.
4. Were players. Even if they knew that the system was rigged against them, the playing field wasn’t labeled, the game and its rules weren’t fair, they rolled their sleeves up and played with the belief that if they work harder and go the extra mile they could win and also influence the system and create a labeled field if not for them for future generations of underdogs.

In Episode 17, I gave examples and shared some stories. Check it out and share with me your thoughts. Which elements do you already have? On which ones should you be working on? Who among the topdogs you admire possess this psychology?

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The 4 Stages of Greatness

Everyone is greatness material. We all are endowed with unlimited potential. Greatness is chained within us waiting to be unleashed. Unfortunately, in every generation, very few unchain their greatness. The overwhelming majority fails to attain any level of greatness at all.

There are four stages the great ones from diverse cultures and generations passed through to achieve their inherent greatness. Those who unchained their greatness were like everyone else except that they followed four straightforward steps (the 4 E’s). They Explored, Enacted, Endured, and Emancipated their greatness to the fullest.

The great ones explored and discovered what predisposed them to manifest greatness. They took bold actions based on their findings. Those who attained greatness also faced numerous obstacles as a result of taking massive actions and pursuing the road to greatness. However, they endured, outlasted continual setbacks, emptied themselves, and ultimately emancipated the greatness shackled within and left enduring legacies.

By the way, my recent episode is based on my book ‘Unchain Your Greatness’. The book, on top of providing the model the great ones adopted to unchain their greatness to the fullest, it narrates the stories of great men and women from different religions, age-groups, and fields to show you the attitude and mindset they had as they progressed through these four simple phases. It also shares what the great ones discovered, the actions they took, the challenges they overcame, and the legacies they left because they unchained their greatness to the fullest.

In Episode 16 (The 4 Stages of Greatness), I shared the 4 major stages (I call them the 4Es) the great ones from diverse cultures and generations passed through to unchain their greatness: Explore your greatness, Enact on your discoveries, Endure till the end, and Emancipate your greatness to the fullest. In this episode, I shared some insights, examples, and stories to empower you to follow the framework the great ones before you used to manifest their unique greatness.

Watch the video clip and let me know if you may have any questions or topics I should cover in the upcoming episodes…

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Destroying Victim Mentality

In my recent blog ‘What is & isn’t Greatness’, I demystified misunderstandings around the concept of greatness, and redefined true greatness. In that episode, I also pointed out that while the world has been rattled by the COVID19 pandemic and mourning the loss of lives and destruction of careers and businesses, we were greeted with the nonsense brutal murder of an unarmed already cuffed man on the ground in daylight by a brutal law enforcement official.

That incident was unfortunate for happening on the soil of America- a country that supposed to be a symbol of freedom and justice around the world. However, it brought together diverse people worldwide to demand justice, equality, institutional reforms, and policy changes. These changes, nonetheless, take years and sometimes even decades. That was why I suggested that we all, regardless of our differences, should play our parts to bring speedy institutional reforms and policy changes collectively while also not losing sight of working on ourselves to earn respect, for which we have absolute control.

By the way, that is why I decided to produce a series of episodes to empower underdogs to transform their lives into great during their lifetime, to become top dogs in the field of their choice. In this Episode entitled Destroying Victim Mentality, I used contemporary great ones such as Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and Les Brown to show how these underdogs overcame and finally became top dogs in their respective industries regardless of the existence of victimizing people and systems. They succeeded and now they have a huge influence around the world because they had destroyed victim mentality.

I never met nor read a story of a great one who dwelt in victimhood, even those who were subjected to brutal victimization. Think about Nelson Mandela and how the apartheid regime subjected him to inhumane treatments for more than a quarter of a century. While in prison and after he was released, he demonstrated no sign of victimhood. Actually, he went the extra mile to show the world how he turned victimhood into victorhood.

Mandela forgave his tormentors. Not only that, but he also invited the prison guards who most probably tortured or beaten him up, or at least mistreated him at his inaugural ceremony. What is more? Madiba invited the state prosecutor- Percy Yutar, who was seeking the death penalty against him to lunch at the Presidential mansion. Nelson Mandela had no victim mentality and was free both from the physical confinement of prison walls and also the mental prison of revenge and bitterness. This shocked many including one of the victimizers, Percy Yutar. Before the lunch, he told journalists: “I wonder in what other country in the world would you have the head of the government inviting someone to lunch who prosecuted him thirty years ago.”

I would be lying to you if I tell you that I have never been infected by victimhood syndrome. Some years back, I spent hours and days to deal with some of the disempowering beliefs I had which were formed while I was a kid to make sure that I wasn’t hiding behind faulty beliefs as excuses. I was able to uproot many sabotaging beliefs that bred conscious and unconscious victimhood.

In Episode 15, I shared one of my recent victim mentalities and how I finally destroyed it when I increased my awareness, changed my thoughts, and took actions. In this episode, I also shared how victim mentality is formed, and the approaches one can use to destroy victim mentality. Watch the video clip and let me know if you may have any questions or topics I should cover in the upcoming episodes…

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I’m conducting a series of webinars on the theme “Turning Conflicts into Opportunities in Times of Crisis”. Conflict happens everywhere. It is part of our history. It began when Cain killed Abel. Conflict happens at home, in the workplace, on the street, on the manufacturing floor, in the Board room, almost everywhere, except in the graveyards 6 feet deep down there. Thus, having conflict is not a bad thing at all, especially in times like this where we are experiencing all kinds of crises. Crisis breeds & aggravates conflicts.

This webinar empowers you to understand the true nature of conflict, sources of conflicts, and approaches and strategies to turn conflicts into opportunities. You will also get a tool that helps you understand your own preference in dealing with conflict, how to develop other conflict response styles so as to master turning conflicts into opportunities. The webinar offers you the latest insights, a model, some strategies, and tactics that empower you to tap into every conflict and use it for you, your team’s, and organization’s advantages. It enables you to create an environment where people are encouraged to air their disagreements and take risks to innovate and create.

Follow this link to register and attend the webinar for free, and enjoy the irresistible exclusive offers: https://event.webinarjam.com/register…

The offers include downloading two chapters of my book entitled ‘Soft Skills That Make or Break Your Success’ for free. It also included getting my eBooks for only 2.99 USD (regular price of 6.99 USD), the online course I created for 1st timer Team Leads, Project Managers, Supervisors, and Business Owners for only 29 USD (regular price of 49 USD), and a chance to be one of a very few coachees I will coach for 12 weeks- one hour per week, based on the 12 Soft Skills That Make or Break one’s success book, and the 11 modules of the online course.

Make sure to subscribe to this channel so that you won’t miss future episodes. Like, leave your comments, and share it with those who may benefit from the show. Go to www.assegid.com to follow me on social media as I post multiple times each day inspirational and informative messages and tips. Go to www.successpws.com to learn more about our products and services.

What is and isn’t Greatness

We are facing two major crises at the same time. While our hands were full as we dealt with the global pandemic that was caused by COVID19, we were greeted by another national crisis following the brutal murder of George Floyd. Since then, the world has been enraged and demanding justice, institutional reforms, and policy changes.

Well, these two crises won’t be the last ones. I don’t think that we will have a world free from crises at all. In that case, we better step up and develop the right mindset, competencies, and character that enable us to survive crises that are trying to drown us and future ones that may come to swallow us alive individually and collectively. What is more? We must be multitasked to carry out our day to day responsibilities while maintaining our sanity to deal with the uncomfortable realities these two crises brought on us. We must also be proactive to find sustainable solutions for the root causes of these crises while addressing the immediate challenges that impact us all individually and collectively.

While we mourn those who died and feel the pains of those who are affected, directly or indirectly, we should do our parts to reverse what was wrong and build what is right and win-win for everyone in our society. We should all play our part toward institutional reforms and policy changes collectively. Nonetheless, I must be honest with you that such changes take time. Besides, we individually may not have direct control to dictate the content and pace of these reforms and policy changes. What we have is control over what we can do starting from today.

We should not wait for all the proverbial traffic lights to turn green to begin driving and heading toward our destiny. We should work on ourselves for which we have absolute control without waiting for anyone. We can begin working on ourselves right away without waiting days, weeks, months, years, and until institutions and policies to change.

You may ask, what kind of work are you suggesting? I am proposing that you begin to unchain the greatness within you. In my two books entitled ‘The Highest Level of Greatness’ and ‘Unchain Your Greatness, I declared the truth your true inner self knows: You are greatness material. We weren’t created for mediocrity. We’re masterpieces created by the GREAT God who has no limitation and scarcity. The God who never creates accidents and mediocre. We were designed, configured, equipped, and sent to manifest His Greatness in this universe.

Since the truth about you is what I just stated above, you shouldn’t believe in any opinion that doesn’t agree with these truths. They’re entitled to their opinion. You’re also entitled to your opinion which is based on the eternal truth that you’re created after the image of God who is an expert in creating greatness. What is left, which is in your absolute control, is to work on your mindset- To configure and reconfigure your attitude. Once that work is done, you no more are a victim or helpless. You’re a diamond in the rough. The rest is a matter of time. However, if you are messed up in your head between your ears, no one can deliver you. You won’t be able to claim or reclaim your birthright of greatness regardless of your ethnicity, race, gender, background, etc.

If you are an underdog and despised by your friends, colleagues, and/or society as nobody, you may be wondering as you read the above statements whether I am in my right mind when I tell you that people like you are meant to attain a glorious destiny before they leave this planet. Yes, I truly believe in what I’m writing. I’m your transformation architect empowering you to experience transformation from underdog to great, from underdog to top dog. Trust me, they have been brainwashing you since childhood telling you that ‘you don’t amount to anything’, and you trusted them. You have been lied against without even knowing it. Of course, our belief system is formed when we were young. Most of the counterproductive beliefs that are sabotaging us were put without our conscious awareness and choice. However, this must not continue.

I encourage you to begin working on yourself starting today while playing your part for justice and equality. Throughout the thought of you do not amount to anything. Like the great ones you admire and adore, you have what it takes to attain greatness. They were like you before they began their journey toward greatness. They were true to who they were. They committed to their purpose and cause. They gave it their best, went all in, and left a legacy that you and I still celebrate.

You too can attain such a success during your lifetime. However, that journey must begin now. You can transform yourself from an underdog to top dog in the field of your choice. You deserve to live a dignified life. You have what it takes to earn the respect of those who may despise you. Rather than demanding respect, which you don’t have much control (you cannot stop someone what they think about you in their head), you can earn it and when that happens, they cannot help it but respect you even if you do it not to appease or meet the expectation of anyone else.

Acknowledging that there are many misunderstandings and myths that may prevent many from believing that they are greatness material, in Episode 14, I answered the questions of what is and isn’t greatness. I clarified some misunderstandings that have kept many from claiming their birthright of greatness. By giving some examples, my own story, I showed some of the faulty beliefs that have kept people from embracing the concept of greatness. I also defined what true greatness means, greatness based on who you truly are. Watch the clip below to learn more and let me know your thought:

Let me also know if you may have any questions or topics I should cover in the upcoming episodes…

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I’m conducting a series of webinars on the theme “Leading Emotions in Times of Crisis”. Crises heighten our emotions. We are easily provoked. We may hurt our mood, performance, health, and relationships if we don’t know how to lead our emotions and the emotions of others. This is high time to be friendly with and lead our emotions to use them in our favor. We must lead ours and the emotions of others successfully to survive, outlast, and ultimately thrive in the aftermath of these crises. Follow this link to register and attend the webinar for free, and enjoy the irresistible exclusive offers: https://event.webinarjam.com/register…

The offers include getting my eBooks for only 2.99 USD (regular price of 6.99 USD), the online course I created for 1st timer Team Leads, Project Managers, Supervisors, and Business Owners for only 29 USD (regular price of 49 USD), and a chance to be one of a very few coachees I will coach for 12 weeks- one hour per week, based on the 12 Soft Skills That Make or Break one’s success book, and the 11 modules of the online course.

Make sure to subscribe to this channel so that you won’t miss future episodes. Like, leave your comments, and share it with those who may benefit from the show. Go to www.assegid.com to follow me on social media as I post multiple times each day inspirational and informative messages and tips. Go to www.successpws.com to learn more about our products and services.

Webinar on Leading Emotions in Times of Crisis plus exclusive offers

Emotions are heightened in times of crisis where we are prone to lose our cool so easily. Times of crisis may allow some of our unproductive emotions to reign over us hurting our health, relationships, and performance. This webinar increases your awareness about emotions, how they are formed, how they are triggered, and how to lead emotions in your favor.  The webinar is going to be filled with great insights, stories, processes, tools, strategies, and tactics that empower you to be in charge of your emotions and influence the emotions of others around you.

Click here to sign up: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/2/w8q70t4

There are some irresistible exclusive free and discount offers for those who attain the webinar such as soft copies of my books, the online course designed for first-timer Team Leads, Project Managers, and Supervisors, and also a few spots for one-on-one coaching based on the 12 soft skills and the 11 modules of the online course.

Please share this opportunity with people within your circle who may benefit from the webinar and the exclusive one-time offers.

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