by Steve Harris
NOW is the most important time because it is the only time we have any Power over. Have a sense of urgency over your destiny!
Yesterday, the social media space was a buzz with Tonto Dike’s musical debut.
While her style, lyrics and vocals were widely panned to unanimous negative reviews, I learned something instrumental (no pun intended) from her.
1. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF: While I may not know her, and haven’t listened to her debut, I think it takes a high level of self belief to take a chance on yourself. When last did you take a chance on you?
2. JUST DO IT: Don’t talk about it, be about it! My brother, Pastor Jerry sent his broadcast this morning and said ‘There is only one time that is important in life;It is NOW! NOW is the most important time because it is the only time we have any Power over. Have a sense of urgency over your destiny!’
Are you still saying I WILL DO IT or can you say like my fave female rapper, Eva, I DON DID IT!
Year don nearly end o!
3. HAVE RESULTS & PEOPLE WILL TALK ABOUT YOU!: Nobody celebrates you for a great idea you haven’t made happen! During the last 24 hours, Tonto Dike has been the subject of national conversation; from Blackberry broadcasts to mentions and TRENDING on Twitter. (And for a ‘celebrity’ (from the root word, celebrate), fame or notoriety is pretty much everything).
I wonder how many thousand times her song has been downloaded, shared, blue toothed and broadcast?
Think about it.
Imagine if she was being paid N100 per download…hm.
Where’s YOUR SONG, YOUR BOOK? Where the EVIDENCE of YOUR LIFE? Who’s talking about YOU?
So, back to Tonto’s Music. Good music? Bad music?
The jury is out. You decide.
The bottom line is YOU COULDN’T IGNORE HER!
And for that, she has EARNED MY RESPECT!
Steve Harris is a Life Strategist, he tweets from @iamsteveharris
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