Biggest Takeaways You Don’t Want to Miss:
- I am growing older and so are you
- Time is running out, so the time is now
- Everyone must answer the question: what would you love to be remembered for when you leave this earth?
- If you are not taking steps towards that now you must
- Join my Online course to help you with turning your idea into reality today before registration closes.
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Ep. 42 Transcripts: Time is Running Out: Ready, Set… Impact!
Like Jesus Podcast, Episode 42. Drum rolls!!!
Hello and Welcome to Like Jesus Podcast. This is Olu Sobanjo. I’m glad to be talking to you again today. I hope you are having a great day.
Now, 2017 is coming to a close and personally, I’m very excited at this time of the year because my birthday is right around the corner. And I’m so so glad. Each time my birthday is approaching, I’m so excited. I’m especially excited this year and I’m going to tell you why. But before I go ahead and tell you why, I traveled recently to see my parents-in-law and my parents. And it was such a beautiful trip. It was really packed and it was just a weekend – Friday to Monday – and it was tiring. However, I still came back really really full because you know, when you hang out with older people, you learn a lot. I was really excited to go back to where I grew up. You know, it brings this feelings back and sharpens my dreams a lot more – brings back to memory some of the dreams that I used to have. And so it was really really good. However, my parents were in church when I got to the city so I had to go meet them in church and of course, when I got to church, I met so many people that have not seen me in many years. I was even shocked because somebody was saying to me – one big brother – one of my family friends, was saying to me, “You know I’ve not seen you in 12 years” and I was like, “12 years come on!!!” But of course, with Facebook, it doesn’t feel like that. So yeah! But it was good to see him; it was good to see many other people.
Now, In my culture, just a normal way of greeting, especially those you haven’t seen in a long time is that you kneel down to greet them. That is not something that I do on a daily basis. I hardly find people to kneel down to on a daily basis. And so… I don’t do frog jump when I’m doing my exercises. I do running around, I do walks, I even do jumping jacks and jogging sometimes but I never do frog jumps. And so when I was there, I had to greet a lot of elderly people and so I was just kneeling down and rising up; kneeling down and rising up for many people. They were all very excited to meet… I was excited to see them. And it was fun. However, I realized that at some point, I couldn’t even continue walking. I got to a point where my legs were beginning to freeze, like I couldn’t continue.
I never experienced something like that before because I mean, how can I have… my legs are there but I can’t move. And I’ve never done frog jump to that point before. By the time I got home to my parents house that day, I was just knocked out. I just slept and I was so tired. I was expecting that after having a warm bath and after rubbing ointment and all that on it, that my legs would come back to normal the next morning but nope! It did not. For days after I had returned; 4 – 5 days after I’d returned, my legs were still hooked. Then I started doing some frog jump, kneeling and stuffs like that to get me back into shape. And right now, you know, this is like almost a week after I came back and it’s much better… I mean, I don’t even feel the pain anymore. So that’s good.
But why am I sharing that with you? The truth of the matter is that my knees and my thighs are not the way they were when I first started living. Not even when I was 18! They are not the same. As I approach my birthday, I remember, especially even with this kind of situation that I’m not getting any younger. I’m getting older! That’s what that means and I don’t know what you’re thinking right now. I wonder if you are laughing at me and thinking, “Yeah, Old Woman…” Yeah! well, laugh at me but I’m not the only one growing up here. You are at the same time. I remember a few days ago, I was just in church and I was trying to read from a paper Bible. The letters were medium to small and I tried to read this thing. The light wasn’t so bright in the section of the church where I was and I tried… I tried to strain my eyes. I couldn’t figure anything out of what was written on the pages and so I had to use my phone to light the place… And I realized that even my sight is not 100% and once again, it’s not the same way it used to be and I’m growing older.
The main reason why I’m sharing this with you is time is running out for us. Now you may be looking at yourself; I’m getting to an age where I’m feeling this is the prime of my life and this is the time to do a lot more. But as much as I’m entering into the prime ages or I’m in the prime ages, I still have to remember that time is running out at the same time. And time is running out for you as well. You see the purpose for this is, I know many of you out there that you are listening to me, you have ideas that somehow you feel God has put in your heart. You’ve tried to shove them off, you’ve tried to discard them but somehow they keep coming back. You have this passion within you that you feel “I need to do this… I need to do that…” And you’ve not been able to do it maybe because you’re very busy; maybe because you’ve not really had time to focus and understand what exactly it is and so because of that, you just let it go. Maybe you’re so busy with your career that you’re not able to spend extra time to build and develop this idea. And I’m talking to you. This podcast today is about you.
The idea that God gave you, there’s a reason why He gave you. There’s a skill that He gave you and there’s a reason for that as well. When He gave you all that, there’s a reason – He wants to achieve something. And that’s why the past couple of weeks I’ve been reaching out to you my listeners and I’ve been asking, what’s the frustrations that you have in the area of achieving, you know, turning your goals, ideas into reality? And many have talked about many different things. Some have said even just having the guts to start is a big thing because you know, there’s so much going on. Where do I find the boldness to step out and just start? Somebody else told me, I don’t even know what steps to take. How do I start? Somebody said money is a big frustration. How do I get funding – money to execute these goals that I have? Somebody else said I’ve started many things and the obstacles that I encounter after starting something, is too much that I don’t even… I fear starting something because I’ve really sort of failed in many other things that I’ve started and so I’m not interested in starting again. Somebody else said How do I combine all these things – transforming an idea into reality. How.do I combine that with so huge schedule that I have already? I have all these, you know… As a man in the house, I have so much to do. The bills have to be paid… As a woman in the house, I have so much to do. The children don’t run to the nextdoor neighbor’s mum to solve their problems. They still come to me… How do I find time to execute another plan when I have not even balanced what I am doing well? And so many. So many… Somebody said how do I even… how am I sure that somebody would listen? How do I find somebody that’ll listen? And many many frustrations that people have. How do I carry my family along on this task that I have? How do I prioritize and organize my life? How do I find time? Many many reasons why people find it hard to turn their ideas to reality.
And that’s why I have made up my mind to execute this online course that people can take and it can be there for you – that you can always come back to and you can use it, especially as we are finishing 2017 and entering into 2018 or whenever you are listening to this. Ready Set Impact is ready for you to be able to turn your ideas into reality. As a child of God, you need to learn how to execute the plan that He has put in you. The Bible says the world awaits the manifestations of the sons and daughters of God. And that which God has put inside of you, He wants to be able to execute it. But if you don’t know what to do – if you have all these challenges that they are like roadblocks and you are not able to progress then that’s why a lot of people focus so much on their work that they don’t focus on the thing that God wants to use them here to do.
We just concluded a conference and my husband asked a question. He said, You need to define your identity. You need to ask yourself, when you are no longer here, how would you love to be remembered? When you’re done with your activities here on earth, how would you want to be remembered? It’s a question that we all have to ask. I want to be remembered as somebody that is encouraging everyone to pursue that plan that God has for them despite the difficulties – despite the limitations. I want to be that person that encourages you to get all from God and be all that you can be in God. And that’s what I want. When all’s said and done, I want people to be able to remember me for that. And I don’t know about you. What exactly is it that you’d love to be remembered for? And if this thing that you’d love to be remembered for is not the job you do right now, if it’s the idea that is still on your head, then you might as well, start settling your mind and getting ready to plug into this. It may be a ministry idea; it may be a business idea; it may even be different other things, platforms like writing a book, writing songs, creating a website… Different things like that that you’d need to do. But you need to be on this course and you need to plug in so that you can do this and do it well.
Somebody said, you know, when I went to Lagos for the conference, somebody said – this is a quote but he wasn’t sure exactly who said it and I’m quoting again too, I dunno who said it but he said, “The salary that you are getting is what you are being given to shut down the plan of God or to shut down your passion… The salary that you have, is what you are being given to ignore and shut down the passion and dream that you have…” Think about it. Now if you’re working in a position where you love what you are doing and you feel this is what God has called you into, you may not have a 100% of why you really really like to do but you are on the path, that’s fine. Sometimes, you find yourself that what you really love is going in the direction C but then where you are right now is in the direction Z. You say, “there’s no way this two are going to meet…” so you might as well begin to look at your job as something that is paying you now, in order to be able to find what your dream really is and then you begin to pursue that.
Now on this course, we are going to do that. We are going to take time to figure out what’s going on with some people and I’m looking out for people that want to be case studies. You want us to use your idea as a case study, I’d really really love you to go to my website, olusobanjo.com, and leave a comment or send me a voice recorded message. Now you can do that on my website. You’d see green button somewhere on top or on the side, I’m not sure what platform you are using to – whether on the desktop or on your phone, you’d just see green button that says, “leave a voice message” and so you click on that. And if you want to be used – you want your case to be used the case study on the course, it’s good because then we can help you literally turn this idea into a reality. And so leave me a voice message. If you have a question also, you can leave me a voice message on the website and I’ll address the question. Of course, you can leave comments as well but voice message, you can do that now on my website. And I’ll be glad to see… maybe we’ll even do a hangout, Facebook live or something where we come together and analyze your idea and break it down until we get to the core of it and then we start fleshing it out.
One of the things I’m going to teaching you on the course is How do you even verify that that idea is valid – is a viable one?” Because you see, many ideas that we have, they are not viable. They are not going to last. The reason why many of these ideas didn’t work in the first place is because they are not viable. They are not concrete enough and so I’d give you the strategy, the formula to know, to use and to validate an idea even before you start. For example, the person that is saying, I’m looking to… I want to know who will listen, we need to do that even before you start. We need to find the listeners and begin to address their needs even before you start. So, there’s a lot that we are going to be covering on the course and we’re going to deal with even some limiting beliefs that affects you and affects the idea.
So, I want to encourage you – go over to olusobanjo.com if you’re not registered – you don’t get an email from me on a weekly basis, you go onto my website and you enter your name and email address to enter into the course Ready Set Impact and then we’d… on my birthday – 7th November by God’s grace, I’m believing that the first course – the first set of module will be out that you can start working on. Then we can look at case study using somebody’s case to get it better because then we can… for you that will be doing the case study, you have higher chance of starting 2018 with a very nice roadmap of what’s going on. And obviously other people that are going to be on the course but if yours is the case study, you know that you are hiring a coach that’d guide you through it for free. So I want you to get on this and let do this together. 2018 is a great year that God wants to do a lot of great things in our lives and He wants you to be light to the world. He says you don’t light a candle and put it under bushel, you put it on top of a table because a lot of people need to see it. There’s something inside you that the person out there is looking for and if you are not going to plugin and find that thing and get started doing it, then the person that needs it won’t get it. Then we are going to use other people that have achieved their ideas also, we’ll bring them and get them on this course as well so that they can inspire you as well.
Alright! So, that’s what I want to share with you today. And I want also pray with you so let’s pray together.
Father, I thank you so much because you have a plan for us. I thank you because you have a plan for your son or your daughter that is listening to this. I thank you because you’re the one that is putting this desire – you’ve been putting that desire since they were little or since a long time ago or maybe it just came. And this desire is not for fun. I know that you want to use this desire and you want to turn it into something that’d help many others. And many times Lord, I see all the things that we benefit from today. Even the recording set that I have here, it was an idea in the mind of somebody before but now I use it, I use this pen, I’m sitting in a couch… you know, I have many things that were ideas in the mind of somebody but I thank you because you helped those people to turn them into reality. All my listeners that are listening to this, I pray oh God that you’d help them that they will recognize the ideas that are in them that’d need to be turned to reality. And this week as we enter into the Ready Set Impact Course, daddy that you’d help them and they’d begin to see new things and the way you want them to go. In the mighty name of Jesus. Lord, we look forward to all the things that you are going to do with this course and we ask oh God that you help everyone that’ll be a part of it, help everyone that needs to know about it to know about it. In the mighty name of Jesus. Blessed be your name oh Lord and let your name alone be glorified. I pray for all my listeners, I pray that this week will be great for each person in the mighty name of Jesus. For those on my team as well, this week will be great for each person in the name of Jesus. We love you Lord, we thank you for everything. Blessed be your name. In Jesus name, Amen!
Alright. So don’t forget. If you’re reading or listening to this and you’re not getting emails from me – you’ve not at any point gone to enter your email address to my website and your name, go over to olusobanjo.com, register for the Ready Set Impact Course. This course is going tone for a limited time so you want to be in before I close the gate to it. So the number of people that registers by the time we close the course is what we are going to work with. So if 2018 is important to you and you want to be in this course and you need guidance to enter and to achieve more in 2018 with God’s help, then you want to register as soon as the gates are open – as soon as the class opens and after a while, we’ll shut the gate and it’d just be just us that are inside. So you wanna be on that.
God bless you and talk to you again next week. See you all on the inside of the course. God bless you. Bye!