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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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Dec 27

Yes You Can! – Wednesday Word

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

Having doubts as you recount your 2017 dreams, goals and aspirations. Don’t give up! Keep going and marching toward your goal.

It is in the effort and diligence that are goals break through for us. Stick-to-it-ness (perseverance) wins every time! So, before you give up on your 2017 goals and establish new one’s for 2018, continue to strive and reach for the stars.

This is intended to encourage you. Through your testimony, others will be blessed.

Yes you can…I retired after 34 years (total) with the federal government because I did not quit!!

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Dec 20

Thanks a bunch – Wednesday’s Word

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

Today’s blog is a simple “thank you” as we come to the end of another year. Thank for all of your support, love, concern and cheers as I transition (post-retirement) into chapter 2 of this great life.

Leadership is my current passion and is what drives me…with my books, my teachings, my everyday interactions with folks. Being represented by The Hartline Literary Agency as I await my publishing deal with a major publisher, I reflect upon the hard work of the past and upcoming assignments as they present themselves.

I am super excited and again thank you all for your support. Much appreciated!!

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Dec 13

Commitment – Wednesday Word

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

This week, a commitment that I made really paid off through a key relationship with an international television program – AIM Christian Television. I discovered this opportunity on LinkedIn. I committed many months ago to provide content to assist with their launch and, in turn, they reviewed and featured my material. One of my many messages to people within my sphere of influence surrounds the principle of committing to activities and initiatives that help others to achieve their goals and dreams.

Please take a look at my message on this topic. I challenge you to make the commitment!

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Dec 06

Family! – Wednesday Word of Wisdom

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

Following our Thanksgiving Day meal together and enjoying the fellowship and love, spending quality time with family is a cherished gift. What a joy to be with family during the holiday season! It is a time to reminisce and reflect upon the good times from the past and to look forward to much fun in the future.

The family is a unit of close and intimate love, concern and advocacy for one another. During this holiday season, remember to reach out to family members, near and far, and remind them of your love and genuine care for each of them. This is meaningful, uplifting and encouraging for all to enjoy and remember, especially during this time of the year.

One of my cherished memories is my family as we gathered together as “one” at my recent retirement ceremony after 34 years of total service with the federal government. I am thankful and grateful!!

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Nov 29

Thanks Dad – Wednesday Word

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

During my recent retirement from the federal government after 34 years of total service, I could not help but to use my dad’s most consistent phrase as I addressed the audience of 150 with my closing remarks during my official ceremony. The phrase is “Be prepared.”

Preparedness is an essential ingredient to our individual and collective success. Entering through open doors while we are ready (having been prepared) is the determining factor that will, or will not, propel us toward fulfillment, joy, fun and high achievement. Dad taught me this principle from childhood all the way through adulthood. He was consistent and persistent in his teaching. As I applied the principles, I quickly learned that it worked!

As I prepared my closing remarks at my retirement ceremony, I felt led to share this message with my colleagues, bosses, peers, mentors and mentees. I want them to enjoy success and longevity…do not quit. I want the same for YOU.

I implore you to study, focus, meditate, pray and work to improve your craft as a part of your daily preparation. When you do, you will not fail.

Thank you dad!! Peace and blessings…

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Nov 22

Blessings for Our Leaders – Wednesday Word

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

Our leaders are BLESSED!! Some know this truth…others have no clue. Leadership is a spiritual gift from God (Romans 12:8), meaning that God has equipped His leaders for the work that is being accomplished. As a blessed leader, we have a higher responsibility to lead in an excellent manner. That is, lead with enthusiasm, zeal, motivation and no personal motives.

Lead your people as if your life depended on it…in essence it does! Be a positive example at all times and reveal God’s love every step along the way. This will instill to others the blessings that we enjoy, each and everyday!

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Nov 15

Lead by Example – Wednesday Word

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

You’ve heard the phrase – “Lead, follow or get out of the way.” Yes, while true, let’s rethink this.

Would you follow yourself? If so, keep up with the integrity, ethics, character and mannerisms that launched you toward leadership. If not, what would you change?

Here is one major suggestion: Read a leadership book once per month. It will change your thinking and behaviors so that others will be inclined to follow you. One change can create significant results.

Try it…lead by example.

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