KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THE EPISODE:
Take control of your destiny:
When it feels like someone or something else has taken power over our destiny, we have a choice: let that be the way things are, or find a way to take back control. In this episode, Kuda tells the story of when he was nine years old, and realized that he could take control of his own destiny by using the resources he had on hand, coupled with hard work, to make his own money. This powerful shift in thinking, along with a tough-love push from his mom, led him to starting a business with his friends and building it up from nothing. If he can figure this out at the age of NINE, there are no excuses! Listen to the whole episode to hear Kuda’s amazing story of becoming an entrepreneur early in life.
Focus passionately on a single big goal:
If you focus tirelessly on a single big goal, succeeding at that one thing will eventually open doors to even more opportunities. In this episode, Kuda tells us how this was true for him: he worked for two years getting a scholarship to study in the US, and that accomplishment led to further doors opening.
Kuda makes the point, though, that it's important to recognize the small successes (and failures) that will happen along the way towards that big goal. Celebrate those small successes, but don't let them distract you from the ultimate finish line. Think like an Olympic athlete: there will be regional and national competitions before performing on the world stage, but nothing gets in between an Olympic athlete and their drive towards the goal. In this episode, Kuda dives deep into how he kept going for two years working towards a single goal, keeping up momentum through small wins. You’ll also want to tune in and hear what to do once that goal is achieved. (Hint: the answer isn’t stop working.)
Show up daily for your purpose.
You may have heard this quote before, often attributed to Mark Twain:
"The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why."
In this episode, Kuda brings us a remix:
There are actually *three* most important days in your life. The day you were born, the day you find out why, and every day you taking towards your why.
Every day is an opportunity to take action on your why. Starting with the moment that you figure out your purpose, you have to act on that purpose every single day. Listen to the full episode to hear Kuda go deeper into why this is so important.
6:51 Taking control of your own destiny.
12:00 Kuda discusses his dream of going to the United States for college.
13:39: That moment when you realize this is not my dream, my destiny, my purpose - and what to do about it.
15:00 How to keep up your focus and belief in your ability to achieve your goals.
16:00 Focus on a singular goal in order to make it happen.
17:53 Sometimes having an audacious goal means taking the punches along the way.
18:30 Small victories will keep you going and help point you in the right direction.
20:00 How to keep up motivation on the way to achieving your audacious goal.
22:22 So you've achieved your goal. What happens next?
25:00 How to discern your reasons for success.
30:00 Why every single day is the most important day of your life.
Take Massive Action Now:
Hone in on your next major goal and FOCUS.
What is the goal that will get you up at 4:30 in the morning and keep you tirelessly working towards it all day? What is the purpose behind you being on this earth? Hone in on that thing and start planning out how you can work with single mindedness towards that goal. #ThisIsMyEra has you equipped with tools that will help you envision your success. Check out the #ThisIsMyEra planner
(mentioned by Kuda in this podcast) for a secret weapon to get you laser-focused on what makes this your era.
Double down on your actions.
Remember that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results. If you encounter failure, embrace the experience and learn from it. Instead of letting it discourage you, let it drive you to double down on your actions. When your instinct is to pack it in and give up, it’s time to do exactly the opposite.
"Be a gold medalist in that ONE thing, and it will open up doors to others." - Kuda Biza
"The three most important days in a person's life are the day you were born, the day you find out why, and every single day you take action on your why." - Kuda Biza