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I believe that people make their own luck by great preparation and good strategy – Jack Caufield

I believe “Be Prepared” should be the universal mantra of everyone. In everything we do, we should always be prepared. When I took an Uber ride last week, I was aghast when the driver actually asked me for directions on how to get home because he said his Waze app was not functioning. I said he should be prepared to give good service to his passengers because we pay so much to be brought to our destination.

In our work, we meet clients to promote our products. How does the “Be Prepared” motto or mantra fit in? We have to know the background first of our client which means doing a short research before we visit. Based on that, we will know what products to offer. It’s like tweaking our marketing strategy to fit the customer’s needs, avoid the standard presentation and then focus only on relevant matters.

I know of someone who flunked the civil service exams twice because he most probably did not study hard enough and prepare for the exams. After leaving his job, he dared to venture into foreign territory without a job waiting for him. Was there any plan and any form of preparation? Apparently, he was trying to hitch his wagon to a star with epic failed results.

Opportunity does not waste time with those who are unprepared – Idowu Koyenikan

In this dog-eat-dog world, we have to constantly evolve to make ourselves relevant to the changing times. How many people do we know who have not been able to adapt to change? In this day and age of technological and digital advancements, the best way to welcome change is to have an open heart and mind and to follow the universal motto to always be prepared.

Preparation is everything – David Robinson


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