The day I killed in the name of the revolution was my best day ever.

REVIt was the morning of the revolution. There was excitement in me because I was ready to kill.  To be a revolutionary I had to be a cold-hearted killer. I was ready. No fear, no favour. I was on the hunt for the dictator enemy that sat in the seat of power. I knew that killing the dictator was the only revolutionary way. I knew that the enemy was corrupt. The hunt for the dictator started. Every step I took reminded me of what the dictator did to me in the past. Eventually I found the dictator still sitting comfortably in the office.  It noticed me, it saw my hatred, my loathing for it. I lunged at it without warning and I stuck my weapon into it. I just wounded it. I had to be more ruthless and accurate. So we engaged again in a powerful struggle. It was looking at me in total disbelief and screamed at me ‘ how dare a slave try to overthrow me’.  I ignored the screaming and just plunged and plunged my weapon into the dictator with absolute revolutionary fervour.

After the initial fight back the dictator began to run, like the coward it is.  It realised that it could no longer hold on to power at that moment. Then as I was chasing after it to kill it, it suddenly stopped. I was surprised and I momentarily stopped as well. The dictator then spoke to me again, with blood coming from all the places where I wounded it.  It said ‘can we negotiate?’ I wasn’t surprised. One thing about the enemy is that it knows how to slow things down if it has to.  I responded by saying ‘no, no more negotiations’.  The dictator began screaming at me ‘do you know who I am?’, it went on screaming ‘say my name slave, say it!!’.  At that point my anger boiled and I pulled out my longest sword and calmly walk up to the dictator and said ‘kneel before me’.  In utter disbelief that I was so cocky and brave it kneeled.  With one blow I chopped of its head. Standing over it I said its name ‘Your name is procrastination, and you are no longer in the seat of power’.

Marcus van Wyk

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The revolution is coming. Let’s kill with JOY! Retake power by force!

ROR15If you want change you must be radical by removing the beast in the seat of power. Who sits in the seat? The beast in the seat of power, never has your best interests at heart. The beast wants you to be their slave! Remove the beast and put yourself back in the seat of power. Don’t dilute the meaning of POWER. Having power means you can achieve something different, life changing, and great for your life. Have a plan otherwise you are working to secure someone else’s plan. You become a slave with no plan. Go and overthrow the beast in the seat of power in your life. Retake by force your seat of power. Retake your life. Kill the beast with all the pleasure you want. To be a revolutionary and create a revolution in your life you must be a cold-hearted killer of the beast that holds you back from human greatness. I dare you to walk up to that beast in you and say   ‘Hey beast, you have no power over me, I am here to kill you.’  That beast could be bad habits, bad emotions and fear. Let the revolution begin. Take up your inner weapons and fight, kill the beast I say before it kill you. Radical personal change requires radical rules.

There are six important rules that people who want to create revolution in their lives will live by. These rules are powerful, life changing and dynamic. YOU need to become adventurous, get on a mission, start a fight, go from slave to king. Deep down in the very fibre of your being you must light an urge that can never be put out. Let Marcus lead you through this journey of change. You can change, if you become radical!

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4 astounding results for your company because of EQ development.

Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_767241[1]In organizations today, leaders face a much more complex challenge of inspiration. A large portion of the workforce remains highly disengaged.  Leaders who use their emotional resources to foster “engagement” (a sense of caring and commitment) deliver significant bottom-line results.  Teams with higher engagement are:

50% more likely to have a lower turnover of staff.

56% more likely to have higher-than-average customer loyalty.

38% more likely to have above-average productivity.

27% more likely to report higher profitability.

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How to find out WHY you were born.

Baby stepsThe two important days of your life is the day you were born, and the day you find out why you were born. We celebrate the day we were born every year, but we don’t celebrate WHY we were born.  Understanding WHY you were born is recognising your deeper calling as a human. So how do find out WHY?  Your deeper calling goes far beyond the superficiality of the modern era and the annoying navigation of its super structures. Your deeper calling is found in your interests, your gifts, your strengths and your experiences as a human being. You were born with the first three things and the forth, namely EXPERIENCE is a teacher.  

Because the modern era is always trying to tell you what you should be and what you should look like, you don’t recognize your genuine deeper calling as a human. You end up imitating other people’s calling and wanting to be ‘like them’.

If you are bored, whether it is your job or just doing other temporary stuff, it could well mean you are doing things that you were not born to do, and is completely contrary to your deeper calling. Begin to look at your interests, your gifts and your strengths as a human and you will soon find a deeper calling on your life instead of the very temporary things you are doing know.

Blessings

Marcus

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AFRICA, EQ, SUCCESS.

AfrticaYour organization is made of people, processes, and products. For a long time,  “common wisdom” has been that returns come from investing in the latter two. Yet, in the last decades, a flood of research has challenged that assumption and is increasingly proving that a company’s people are the differentiating factor. Since emotional intelligence is all about “people smarts” — about relating to yourself and others — it’s no surprise that EQ plays a major role in this dimension. EQ drives everything. 

Everyone has emotions. It‘s a simple fact – a part of our being human. And whether we realize it or not, these emotions impact us every day. They also impact those around us, both in the workplace and in our personal lives. Who wouldn’t want a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that high levels of emotional intelligence boost career success, company success, mental health, relationship satisfaction, humour, and happiness. It is also the best medicine to work stress and building personal resilience.

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What EQ looks like within us

EQ Model WorkplaceEmotional intelligence (EQ) involves a SET OF SIX competencies ( the blue middle circle) that help us perceive, understand, express, reason with and manage emotions, both within ourselves and others. We can apply these skills to help us become more conscious of our own and others’ feelings and more conscious of the influence emotions are having on our decisions, behaviour and performance. This in turn helps us minimize the unproductive influence emotions can have and maximize people’s productive qualities.

  • The blue middle circle represents the six EQ competencies.
  • The grey outer circle represents the productive states.
  • The white inner circle represents the unproductive states.

The evidence is increasingly compelling. The measurable, learnable skills of emotional  intelligence make a significant impact on organizational performance. EQ may be essential to differentiating world-class organizations in an increasingly complex and competitive marketplace.  EQ drives everything.

Let’s look at a short overview of the six competencies, each of these competencies have further skills within it to be developed.

  1. Self-Awareness is about being aware of the way you feel and the impact your feelings can have on decisions, behaviour and performance.
  2. Awareness of others is about perceiving, understanding and acknowledging the way others feel.
  3. Authenticity is about openly and effectively expressing oneself, honouring commitments and encouraging this behaviour in others.
  4. Emotional reasoning is about using the information in feelings (from oneself and others), and combining it with other facts and information when decision-making.
  5. Self-Management is about managing one’s own mood and emotions; time and behaviour; and continuously improving oneself.
  6. Positive influence is about positively influencing the way others feel through problem solving, providing feedback and recognising and supporting others’ work.

Companies have demonstrated that using EQ in training change can reduce costs associated with turnover, absenteeism, and low performance.

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The Real Emerging POWER in Africa

AfricaAfrica is a vast continent with 1.2 billion people. We have 54 sovereign states.  The investment opportunities are massive with big emerging markets. Behind all opportunities in these emerging markets are people, the powerful African human capital. To prepare for the opportunities, we need to train our people not only in all things skills and expertise, but also in all things human relations. People that are not trained in human relation skills can be the difference between profit and loss or survival or extinction of a company. One of the best ways to teach human relation skills is by teaching and deploying emotional intelligence.  In Africa, for Africa, for the African context, for African excellence. Our people are the real POWER to developmental and growth success. If you grow them, then they grow you.

Everyone has emotions. It‘s a simple fact – a part of our being human. And whether we realize it or not, these emotions impact us every day. They also impact those around us, both in the workplace and in our personal lives. Who wouldn’t want a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that high levels of emotional intelligence boost career success, company success, mental health, relationship satisfaction, humour, and happiness. It is also the best medicine to work stress and building personal resilience.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) involves a set of skills that help us perceive, understand, express, reason with and manage emotions, both within ourselves and others. We can apply these skills to help us become more conscious of our own and others’ feelings and more conscious of the influence emotions are having on our decisions, behaviour and performance. This in turn helps us minimize the unproductive influence emotions can have and maximize people’s productive qualities.

Teaching our people emotional intelligence skills is vital. In fact EQ has twice the power of IQ to predict and drive performance. EQ is also a better predictor and driver than employee skill, knowledge, or expertise. 

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