Monthly Archives: January 2018

Jan 17

Excellence – Wednesday Word of Wisdom

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Excellence is defined as “the state of being excellent.” Thus, “excellent” means:

  • Superior
  • Very good of its kind
  • Eminently good.

We should therefore ALWAYS strive towards excellence with every opportunity that presents itself. We DO NOT get a 2nd chance to make a 1st impression…so, deliver excellent content, have an excellent personality and represent ourselves in an excellent fashion at all times.

It’s that simple, excellence is the standard. Nothing more…nothing less.

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Jan 10

Persistence – Wednesday Word of Wisdom

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

I happen to be entering into a season of “reflection.” At 57 years young, I just completed 34 years of total service with the federal government and retired, 18 years as a best-selling and multiple-award winning author, 20 years in active ministry work, and finally, beginning my 5th year as the senior pastor at a local church – a small, yet impactful local church. This year marks the end of the 5-year strategic plan that I presented to my church in lat 2013. The overwhelming majority of the goals and objectives have been accomplished over the last year or two.

I am not done. Now, I enter into an area that is desperately needed worldwide: LEADERSHIP TRAINING. In the footsteps of John C. Maxwell, I, too, am on a rampage to help to develop the current and next generation of leaders. The number of mentors, coaches, speakers and trainers is grossly lacking and I hope to fill this void in my own unique way.

At this point, “persistence” is the word that resonates with me the most. Here is what I have learned through the experience of being “persistent”:

Patience with others who do not quite your goals and aspirations

Gratefulness for the manifold blessings and learning along the way

Humility as a result of being too selfish and /or self-centered

Boldness to continue to work hard toward your individual and collective (on behalf of others) dreams

Focus on the issue at hand, bringing in others to assist and never stopping to achieve the desired outcome.

Your persistence will pay off in the end, but DO NOT STOP. There’s work to do…

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Jan 03

Happy New Year – Wednesday Word of Wisdom

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Happy New Year to you and your family!

We should view the new year as an opportunity to begin anew. That is, revamp, restore, renew and reinvigorate your goals, dreams and aspirations. Seeds planted in 2017 (and before) should be cultivated and revived during the first month of 2018, then continue to nurture and stir for the results that you desire.

These are the exact steps that I am taking to ensure total and complete progress toward my goals:

Signing a new 5-book deal on leadership with a major publisher (seeds were sown in 2017 – a 67 page book proposal)

Speaking on the topic of leadership to over 500,000 attendees across the globe (seeds were sown throughout 2017 but especially during the latter half of 2017)

I move into my 5th year as senior pastor at the Accokeek First Church of God. Our theme this year is: GIVE. I will teach our members to be givers throughout 2018. This is how we usher in blessings.

I intend to win $500,000 (in value) federal and state government contracts for leadership development training. My target market is front-line, mid-level and senior-level leaders, both current and net generation leaders (seeds were sown since 2010 leading up to my recent retirement from the federal government on October 31, 2017). I have met with multiple key decision-makers and officials to position myself well.

Move out on your dreams; I am – Happy New Year!!

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