Truth be told, you either live 365 days a year or you live one day 365 times. The choice is yours. Think of 2016 and make plans using the following
- LAW OF PURPOSE.
Before 2017 starts take some time out to play back what you’ve achieved this year and then as a progression write down and memorize what you want for 2017. If you don’t know and define where you are going, then everywhere you get to would look like it. 2017 should be a year of deep discoveries. A great life is lived inside-out, from you to others, giving. It is one that can turn mirrors into windows In 2017 – START RIGHT, CHART YOUR COURSE.
2. THE LAW OF VISION
In 2017, if you’d be limited, it will not be by your abilities, but by – YOUR VISION. Have a big picture of what you want at the end of 2017 before it even starts and then ensure that there is a progressive realization of each of those set goals. Its vital that you do this.
3. THE LAW OF KNOWLEDGE
Bullets have killed a lot of men, but ignorance has killed much more people than bullets ever will!
Maybe next year is about time you went back to school, or a certification or a crash course in line with what you want to be. 2017 holds massive growth for those who know. To grow more, to do more – LEARN MORE.
- THE LAW OF BRANDING
Define who you want to be, seen and how you’d want to be looked at next year. From aesthetics to attitude to brand associations. Please understand that the only thing more important than what you’d be doing or selling in 2017 is what the buyer believes he is buying – BE BRANDED
- THE LAW OF CHARACTER
Be firm. Do not overvalue what you are not and undervalue what you are as well as what you do. In 2017, we will become what we have repeatedly done – CHARACTER
- THE LAW OF VALUE AND RESULTS
In 2017, please don’t be a busy bee like you’ve always been. In the past, you may have worked hard, now it’s time to work smart. Look at the value chains of your life; recognize the things that have added the most value and things that have wasted your time. And then from this, know what to start, what to stop and what to keep doing. In our pursuit for wealth, value is the currency. But its glaring that people don’t pay for efforts, they pay for results – in 2017, be result oriented, add VALUE
7. THE LAW OF PEOPLE
2017 is the year of influence, the year of people. It is that year that the relationships you have built in the past years would come to play. My advice is that you know and stick with the right people. In 2017, how you NETwork will determine your NETworth. Begin to use your built connections and goodwill. And if you don’t have enough of that, then begin to build one. Remember, PEOPLE – are the greatest assets for 2017, invest in them.
8. THE LAW OF CREATIVITY
Go across boundaries. When we all think alike, then no one is thinking -BE CREATIVELY DIFFERENT in 2017. Think out of the box, as a matter of fact, think like there’s no box.
9. THE LAW OF SACRIFICE
With austerity measures powered by the decline in the economy, I’m afraid that in 2017, there’s only one way to succeed, sacrifice! People who have an edge are those who have made sacrifices or have started making them. To go up, choose something hard to give up – you may need to DENY TODAY’S DESIRES, TO ACHIEVE TOMORROW’S DREAM.
10. THE LAW OF RISKS
Take out your fears and then take off to your dreams. Ships are safe at bay, but that’s not why there were made. Eagles learn to fly by jumping off the sky. In 2017, only those who will risk going too far, can possibly find out how far it is possible to go!
11. THE LAW OF INNOVATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY
If what you’ve done in the last years still looks big to you, then you haven’t done much this year. If your process, lifestyle and pattern don’t make things better, safer, simpler, work faster and life easier, then it’s not it – REPLACE IT
12. THE LAW OF PROCESS AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
You are expected to grow daily, not in a day – KAIZEN. Always look for 3 things at every point in your life, what to START, what to STOP and what to keep DOING.
13. THE LAW OF MANAGEMENT
In whatever you do in 2017, be consistent. Follow through. Also, create a professionally structured mode of operation and control. – have a FUNCTIONAL STRUCTURE for what you do.
14. THE LAW OF LEADERSHIP
Be close to the greater ones you know for their lives and success stories hold templates to where you need to be. Get a mentor or get closer to the one you already have. Follow the steps of great leaders and successful people before you.
15. THE LAW OF MARKETING
Sell yourself to the world in 2017. Let them know you and what you can offer. In marketing, positioning is everything – create the right PERCEPTION for yourself in 2016
- THE LAW OF PERSEVERANCE
Don’t give up for 2017 is a much better year. If you do what you need to do and then try your best one more time, you’d succeed this time around. Perseverance is trying 19 times and succeeding the 20th. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Its 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration.. – In 2017, be in STEADY DETERMINATION
17. THE LAW OF EXCELLENCE AND GROWTH
Have an attitude for excellence in 2017 and let it show. Have an attitude, the result of always striving to do better – ASPIRE TO BE OUTSTANDING
18. THE LAW OF DEMOGRAPHY
Create your own niche in 2017. For what you do, strategically find and map out the people that need what you have to offer and you’ve found the business and product to succeed.
19. THE LAW OF PROFITABILITY
Learn how to make and stack up your gains this year. Be more financially intelligent. Pay attention to the battle between your earning power and your spending culture. Ensure that you don’t spend more than you earn, And as for earning, maybe now is the best time to create another channel of income else just find the best ways to begin to add more value, more profitably. This year differentiate between business and favours. In whatever you do, if it’s not for free, then…MAKE WORTHY THE FEE.
20. THE LAW OF GENEROSITY
The truth is, it’s another year and we are not getting any younger. It’s a New Year means that we have one more year less to live. As we grow older, great people realize that a good life and success comes from not how much we can take but how much we can give. Maybe this year is the best time to see what you can also begin to give back to life and others. As we grow older, what we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains – SHARE MORE IN 2017.
21. THE LAW OF LEGACY
As we grow older, understand that the true test of whatever you are building is succession. It’s about time you start building processes and people that will outlive you. The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it. In 2017, be a deeper and more matured person. Begin to take more seriously, the things that matter, legacy. BEGIN TO LIVE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR GOOD
Have a great 2017 ahead.
Inspired by the book “Hexavian Laws of Business”, ©Uwaoma EIzu.
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Written By Eizu Uwaoma,
Brand. Mgt Consulting. Training.
About Eizu Uwaoma
Eizu Uwaoma is the founder & lead strategist of Hexavia, a business, brand, training & management consulting firm. Through his weekly features nationwide on radio, he connects with more than 5 million professionals, personally interacting with over 500 top executives & has intervened in over 50 businesses. He has a proficient gift, skill and experience in enterprise development. He is an authority in brand, human capital and business training as well as project consultancy.
He runs the Decoded, a monthly hangout for professionals in all major Nigerian cities facilitates at the Hexavian Masterclass and is the founder of the Hexavian Business Club.