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6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Nobody: 12:38pm On Jun 04, 2018
6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & the Fish.

By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent Consultant, Manager and Coach)

When you read the biblical story of Jonah and the fish what do you see? Do you just read one of those biblical stories? Or do you read a story that has life secrets imbedded in it? As for me, whenever I read a book or story or listen to one of those tales by moonlight, I try as much as possible to dig out some life secrets in them. My mind has been built to look out for secrets that can change my present level and also the lives of those around me. What about you?
Life is made up of mysteries. The creation of man and the entire earth and the other planets is a mystery itself.

These growth secrets will wow some of you, inspire some people, educate some people and look like shit to some. But no matter the category you fall in, you are welcome.
Today, I want to share with you just six business and career growth secrets that I learned from observing the story of Jonah and the fish

- Always Be Ready To Throw Away Excess Baggage
While studying the story, I discovered that sometimes we must make hard decisions of throwing away excess baggages. While the heavy storm hit the ship that Jonah was in, the mariners were faced with a very hard decision of throwing Jonah inside the water. They had tried to stay afloat by throwing away the baggages into the water, but that wasn't enough to calm the storm. For any business or career to experience exponential growth, some people, or habits or routine must be thrown into the water. You mustn't be scared to Sack some staffs or walk away from some relationships in order to grow.

- Seek for Your Nineveh
The hardest growth strategy is trying to force your product or brand or profession on people who don't need it at the moment. Jonah would have struggled to sell his message to the people of Tarshish but he didn't need to beg the people of Nineveh to accept his message because they knew they needed him at that moment. If your product or brand or talent is not been accepted in your state why not relocate to another state? If your country doesn't accept what you have to offer, wisdom demands you take your talents or products to another country that are in need of what you have to offer at that moment. When you find your Nineveh, you will flourish without stress.

- Don't always do what you like doing
I know you have been told before now to always do what you like doing but the truth is most times, our success lies in where we don't like to go and in things we don't want to do. Have you noticed that children always cry when they are told to go to school? Jonah wanted to go to Tarshish. That was where his eyes were but that wasn't where his success was. If you want to experience exponential growth, do what you don't want or like to do.

- Every Wrong Move Will Cost You Something
In preparing to grow, every business and career person must understand that there is always a price to pay for mistakes. Every wrong move will always cost you something either time, money, ideas, resources, relationship, trust, or even innocent lives. Jonah made a wrong move at the early stage of his preaching career and he paid for it.

- You Don't Have To Fight It
A friend once noticed that most of his clients in his Consulting business were foreigners despite spending a lot of money to promote his career here in Nigeria. It got to a point that he had no other choice than to relocate to Canada because that was where his success is. You don't have to fight with nature. If you intend to sell your products or brand to the youths and your products is being accepted by kids you don't have to fight it other than to move with nature. Jonah wanted Tarshish by all means but every of his plans and effort always led him to Nineveh. That was nature in play. You may have your choice but don't fight if your growth is coming from a direction you don't want. You don't have to fight it because you can't fight it.

Succeed You Must.

©Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent Consultant, Manager and Coach.

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Nobody: 12:57pm On Jun 04, 2018
Lalasticlala
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by AfricaGotTalent: 5:16pm On Jun 04, 2018
This is amazing! You are always on point.
lalasticlala must see this!
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Trendinghelm: 5:37pm On Jun 04, 2018
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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Oreofepeters: 5:37pm On Jun 04, 2018
Imagine you pretending to be dead, and you hear someone say
"Shoot them again to make sure everyone is dead"

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by mickykhe(m): 5:37pm On Jun 04, 2018
Ok
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by continentalceo(m): 5:38pm On Jun 04, 2018
Nice one, great analysis of Gods word.
Meanwhile check my signature

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Hollman(m): 5:39pm On Jun 04, 2018
That's amazing!!

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Oreofepeters: 5:39pm On Jun 04, 2018
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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Beulabliss(f): 5:40pm On Jun 04, 2018
[quote author=JohnspeakU post=68168204]6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & the Fish.

By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent Consultant, Manager and Coach)

When you read the biblical story of Jonah and the fish what do you see? Do you just read one of those biblical stories? Or do you read a story that has life secrets imbedded in it? As for me, whenever I read a book or story or listen to one of those tales by moonlight, I try as much as possible to dig out some life secrets in them. My mind has been built to look out for secrets that can change my present level and also the lives of those around me. What about you?
Life is made up of mysteries. The creation of man and the entire earth and the other planets is a mystery itself.

These growth secrets will wow some of you, inspire some people, educate some people and look like shit to some. But no matter the category you fall in, you are welcome.
Today, I want to share with you just six business and career growth secrets that I learned from observing the story of Jonah and the fish

- Always Be Ready To Throw Away Excess Baggage
While studying the story, I discovered that sometimes we must make hard decisions of throwing away excess baggages. While the heavy storm hit the ship that Jonah was in, the mariners were faced with a very hard decision of throwing Jonah inside the water. They had tried to stay afloat by throwing away the baggages into the water, but that wasn't enough to calm the storm. For any business or career to experience exponential growth, some people, or habits or routine must be thrown into the water. You mustn't be scared to Sack some staffs or walk away from some relationships in order to grow.

- Seek for Your Nineveh
The hardest growth strategy is trying to force your product or brand or profession on people who don't need it at the moment. Jonah would have struggled to sell his message to the people of Tarshish but he didn't need to beg the people of Nineveh to accept his message because they knew they needed him at that moment. If your product or brand or talent is not been accepted in your state why not relocate to another state? If your country doesn't accept what you have to offer, wisdom demands you take your talents or products to another country that are in need of what you have to offer at that moment. When you find your Nineveh, you will flourish without stress.

- Don't always do what you like doing
I know you have been told before now to always do what you like doing but the truth is most times, our success lies in where we don't like to go and in things we don't want to do. Have you noticed that children always cry when they are told to go to school? Jonah wanted to go to Tarshish. That was where his eyes were but that wasn't where his success was. If you want to experience exponential growth, do what you don't want or like to do.

- Every Wrong Move Will Cost You Something
In preparing to grow, every business and career person must understand that there is always a price to pay for mistakes. Every wrong move will always cost you something either time, money, ideas, resources, relationship, trust, or even innocent lives. Jonah made a wrong move at the early stage of his preaching career and he paid for it.

- You Don't Have To Fight It
A friend once noticed that most of his clients in his Consulting business were foreigners despite spending a lot of money to promote his career here in Nigeria. It got to a point that he had no other choice than to relocate to Canada because that was where his success is. You don't have to fight with nature. If you intend to sell your products or brand to the youths and your products is being accepted by kids you don't have to fight it other than to move with nature. Jonah wanted Tarshish by all means but every of his plans and effort always led him to Nineveh. That was nature in play. You may have your choice but don't fight if your growth is coming from a direction you don't want. You don't have to fight it because you can't fight it.

Succeed You Must.

©Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent Consultant, Manager and Coach.
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by JARUSHUB: 5:40pm On Jun 04, 2018
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by pastorcyrus(m): 5:48pm On Jun 04, 2018
JohnspeakU:
6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & the Fish.

By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent Consultant, Manager and Coach)

When you read the biblical story of Jonah and the fish what do you see? Do you just read one of those biblical stories? Or do you read a story that has life secrets imbedded in it? As for me, whenever I read a book or story or listen to one of those tales by moonlight, I try as much as possible to dig out some life secrets in them. My mind has been built to look out for secrets that can change my present level and also the lives of those around me. What about you?
Life is made up of mysteries. The creation of man and the entire earth and the other planets is a mystery itself.

These growth secrets will wow some of you, inspire some people, educate some people and look like shit to some. But no matter the category you fall in, you are welcome.
Today, I want to share with you just six business and career growth secrets that I learned from observing the story of Jonah and the fish

- Always Be Ready To Throw Away Excess Baggage
While studying the story, I discovered that sometimes we must make hard decisions of throwing away excess baggages. While the heavy storm hit the ship that Jonah was in, the mariners were faced with a very hard decision of throwing Jonah inside the water. They had tried to stay afloat by throwing away the baggages into the water, but that wasn't enough to calm the storm. For any business or career to experience exponential growth, some people, or habits or routine must be thrown into the water. You mustn't be scared to Sack some staffs or walk away from some relationships in order to grow.

- Seek for Your Nineveh
The hardest growth strategy is trying to force your product or brand or profession on people who don't need it at the moment. Jonah would have struggled to sell his message to the people of Tarshish but he didn't need to beg the people of Nineveh to accept his message because they knew they needed him at that moment. If your product or brand or talent is not been accepted in your state why not relocate to another state? If your country doesn't accept what you have to offer, wisdom demands you take your talents or products to another country that are in need of what you have to offer at that moment. When you find your Nineveh, you will flourish without stress.

- Don't always do what you like doing
I know you have been told before now to always do what you like doing but the truth is most times, our success lies in where we don't like to go and in things we don't want to do. Have you noticed that children always cry when they are told to go to school? Jonah wanted to go to Tarshish. That was where his eyes were but that wasn't where his success was. If you want to experience exponential growth, do what you don't want or like to do.

- Every Wrong Move Will Cost You Something
In preparing to grow, every business and career person must understand that there is always a price to pay for mistakes. Every wrong move will always cost you something either time, money, ideas, resources, relationship, trust, or even innocent lives. Jonah made a wrong move at the early stage of his preaching career and he paid for it.

- You Don't Have To Fight It
A friend once noticed that most of his clients in his Consulting business were foreigners despite spending a lot of money to promote his career here in Nigeria. It got to a point that he had no other choice than to relocate to Canada because that was where his success is. You don't have to fight with nature. If you intend to sell your products or brand to the youths and your products is being accepted by kids you don't have to fight it other than to move with nature. Jonah wanted Tarshish by all means but every of his plans and effort always led him to Nineveh. That was nature in play. You may have your choice but don't fight if your growth is coming from a direction you don't want. You don't have to fight it because you can't fight it.

Succeed You Must.

©Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent Consultant, Manager and Coach.

Quite commendable, good advice, great post.
Life sometimes demands us to do things far from what we wanted.until we locate that particular area that we are meant to flourish exceedingly which is not that easy to detect,we will still be roaming unfulfilled.
God lead me to promise land ASAP

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by rashfeezco(m): 6:02pm On Jun 04, 2018
plss as a student in the university what business can i venture into that won't require much fund. in need of advice plsssss
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by qanda: 6:04pm On Jun 04, 2018
cool
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Nobody: 6:07pm On Jun 04, 2018
Very motivative...thanks for sharing

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by lilyheaven: 6:18pm On Jun 04, 2018
Number 1 , I cherished most.
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Doerstech(m): 6:25pm On Jun 04, 2018
Cool

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by TheEminentLaity: 6:26pm On Jun 04, 2018
I really like this. If only there were churches that routinely describe biblical stories allegorically like you have, for meaningful life endeavours, one wouldn't be so critical.

Very useful stuff JohnspeakU. I would like to read more of your thoughts.

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by KingAdeOluomo1(m): 6:31pm On Jun 04, 2018
JohnspeakU:
Lalasticlala
this to promote your Page Sir
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by mightyjosh: 7:08pm On Jun 04, 2018
So Powerful....l had to share it on my fbk wall

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Kingspin(m): 7:49pm On Jun 04, 2018
Op! up you.
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Chochovini: 7:52pm On Jun 04, 2018
Oreofepeters:
Imagine you pretending to be dead, and you hear someone say

"Shoot them again to make sure everyone is dead"
. That is the real END OF THE ROAD.
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by WomenTrainer: 8:01pm On Jun 04, 2018
Great!

I think the 7th lesson should be to meditate, prepare and praise God even while in your lowest, darkest and most depressing moment just as Jonah did while he was in the whale's belly.

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by muonelo007(m): 8:42pm On Jun 04, 2018
JohnspeakU:
6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & the Fish.

By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent Consultant, Manager and Coach)

When you read the biblical story of Jonah and the fish what do you see? Do you just read one of those biblical stories? Or do you read a story that has life secrets imbedded in it? As for me, whenever I read a book or story or listen to one of those tales by moonlight, I try as much as possible to dig out some life secrets in them. My mind has been built to look out for secrets that can change my present level and also the lives of those around me. What about you?
Life is made up of mysteries. The creation of man and the entire earth and the other planets is a mystery itself.

These growth secrets will wow some of you, inspire some people, educate some people and look like shit to some. But no matter the category you fall in, you are welcome.
Today, I want to share with you just six business and career growth secrets that I learned from observing the story of Jonah and the fish

- Always Be Ready To Throw Away Excess Baggage
While studying the story, I discovered that sometimes we must make hard decisions of throwing away excess baggages. While the heavy storm hit the ship that Jonah was in, the mariners were faced with a very hard decision of throwing Jonah inside the water. They had tried to stay afloat by throwing away the baggages into the water, but that wasn't enough to calm the storm. For any business or career to experience exponential growth, some people, or habits or routine must be thrown into the water. You mustn't be scared to Sack some staffs or walk away from some relationships in order to grow.

- Seek for Your Nineveh
The hardest growth strategy is trying to force your product or brand or profession on people who don't need it at the moment. Jonah would have struggled to sell his message to the people of Tarshish but he didn't need to beg the people of Nineveh to accept his message because they knew they needed him at that moment. If your product or brand or talent is not been accepted in your state why not relocate to another state? If your country doesn't accept what you have to offer, wisdom demands you take your talents or products to another country that are in need of what you have to offer at that moment. When you find your Nineveh, you will flourish without stress.

- Don't always do what you like doing
I know you have been told before now to always do what you like doing but the truth is most times, our success lies in where we don't like to go and in things we don't want to do. Have you noticed that children always cry when they are told to go to school? Jonah wanted to go to Tarshish. That was where his eyes were but that wasn't where his success was. If you want to experience exponential growth, do what you don't want or like to do.

- Every Wrong Move Will Cost You Something
In preparing to grow, every business and career person must understand that there is always a price to pay for mistakes. Every wrong move will always cost you something either time, money, ideas, resources, relationship, trust, or even innocent lives. Jonah made a wrong move at the early stage of his preaching career and he paid for it.

- You Don't Have To Fight It
A friend once noticed that most of his clients in his Consulting business were foreigners despite spending a lot of money to promote his career here in Nigeria. It got to a point that he had no other choice than to relocate to Canada because that was where his success is. You don't have to fight with nature. If you intend to sell your products or brand to the youths and your products is being accepted by kids you don't have to fight it other than to move with nature. Jonah wanted Tarshish by all means but every of his plans and effort always led him to Nineveh. That was nature in play. You may have your choice but don't fight if your growth is coming from a direction you don't want. You don't have to fight it because you can't fight it.

Succeed You Must.

©Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent Consultant, Manager and Coach.

Wonderful

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by INTEGRITYA1(m): 9:55pm On Jun 04, 2018
Fantastic.

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by ikelords(m): 2:00am On Jun 05, 2018
I love how you extracted these lessons from the Jonah story.. More of that....


No much comments here, but once they see yeye topic fiam they will jump out and start commenting and you say you wanna be like dangote and otedola without reading write ups that will inspire your life positively. I weep for our youths..

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Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by Guruboi(m): 4:03am On Jun 05, 2018
The second and last lessons are almost dipicting same message. But nice one tho!
Re: 6 Business & Career Growth Secrets I Learnt From Jonah & The Fish by 400billionman: 12:24pm On Jun 05, 2018
Every wrong move will cost you something

Every body grows financially but only few become successful why? Wrong moves, mistakes, Bad advice, Bad friends, Robbers Thieves, Detractors.

Any man who can do away with negative influences will grow with speed. It requires a lot of skill.

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