I truly believe that people are looking for stories that really mean something–stories that are redemptive, inspiring, and bigger than an individual.
~ Scott Harrison
Welcome to the 53rd edition of the MayWeather Newsletter series, a weekly newsletter where I share my thoughts and new ideas on things that I learn on personal productivity; somewhere between due diligence, good thinking and note-taking.
The Productivity Mindset chronicles the journeys of human beings overcoming extraordinary adversity en route to leading a productive life for themselves and their communities.
My name is Ajibola Oladiipo and over the past few years I’ve travelled from remote villages to cities, hospitals to offices providing cradle – to – grave management over large scale waste management projects across West Africa. Along the way, I’ve met some of the human beings with the greatest comeback stories. I’ve had to listen to stories of how individuals pursue their passions while balancing their work and enjoying the journey. I’ve seen people share productivity systems they’ve practiced over the years and how it positioned them to succeed in their respective niche.
To be frank, nobody wants a lecture. One of the reasons you are here is because you want to read compelling stories. As a matter of fact, everyone wants to listen to a compelling story.
Stories are to us, what a rendering tool is to a photographer. We don’t just buy time and company with stories. Stories admonish us, point us in new directions, and give us courage to stay within a given course. Simply put, stories are spices for living.
I just want to have fun telling my stories. I really want you to do the same, <<First Name>>. If there's a story you would like me to share with fellow readers, please shoot! I’d be waiting to read from you.
Weekly Thread of Wisdom
I'd close with a wise counsel from someone I really respect. In his debut, The Underdog Paradox, Jamie Russo shared: When you create things, you give hope to those who think they can’t create things.
Jamie believes you don’t need a reason to write. I agree with him.
It’s a good day to write your way to victory. Write to learn. Write to teach. Write to explore. Write to unlearn. Write to feel good. Write to express yourself. Whatever your lot is, ensure you write your way to victory. You are the pillar through which other people draw strength.