ARE YOU TIRED OF WELL-INTENTIONED RESOLUTIONS AND EMPTY DECLARATIONS? ARE YOU READY TO OVERCOME THOSE THINGS THAT HAVE KEPT YOU MARGINALIZED IN MEDIOCRITY? THEN, THIS ARTICLE IS FOR YOU!
We’ve asked one of the nation’s leading experts on the art of maximizing potential, Reinvention Strategist, Marshawn Evans (www.MarshawnEvans.com) Founder of ME Unlimited®, a corporate life-enrichment consulting firm focusing on reinvention, diversity, innovative leadership and peak performance strategies.
Marshawn provides a path to convert your goals into immediate action and sustained results by offering pragmatic strategies on issues that often plague the progress of Believers such as mentality paralysis, self-identity crisis, fear and lack of proper planning and execution. It is critical today for the Believer to move beyond “naming and claiming” to start “strategizing and executing.”
GT: Why is there an alarming irony between what we profess and what we produce with our gifts, talents and abilities?
Evans: People love to feel inspired and motivated and are accustomed to that but tend to reject or neglect the next step, which is implementation. In other words, we readily embrace inspiration but have no strategy on how to implement afterwards. Disappointedly, some leaders in the Body have found that’s it’s easier to inspire than to mobilize and move people to action. Our addiction to inspiration and entertainment has created a lack of substance in developing the necessary skills to act on and implement our ideas, visions and aspirations to make a global impact in the world. I teach in the business world using faith-based principles and ironically, business leaders enthusiastically receive knowledge but immediately act on what they believe. We (believers) are not becoming trained producers. There’s a lot of work to do in the Body and leaders must be open to equipping individuals with the relevant skills to go along with the inspiration they’re receiving each Sunday. Otherwise, it is irresponsible in some greater sense to preach about reaching destiny without providing a roadmap on how to get there.