Weekend Edition – The Magic of Clarity Plus Good Reads and Writing Tips

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The Magic of Clarity

lightning treeWriting is an alchemical process that transforms modest words into entire worlds. We begin with an amorphous idea and the ability to string words together in a way that taps into our senses and emotions. We weave a spell that evokes a sense of time and place and experience. Using only these humble tools, we build an alternate reality. We give life to the players on our stage and send them off into adventures of our own devising. If that is not magic, I don’t know what is.

Imagination and creativity are oft-cited ingredients in the story-crafting elixir, but there is another, less frequently cited ingredient that is at least (if not more) important: clarity.

Clarity is both your inspiration and your North Star.

Though you may not know it, it is often the spark that ignites your imagination. It is that bolt of lightning that…

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Making Impact– by Amrich

Sons of honor Presentation By Rich! 3-3-15 @ Power House Ass. 

Topic: Making Impact:



Rhetoric-: When you are dead and gone, when u r no more, for what, by whom and how long will u be remembered? Atleast Ten years after ur death, who will remember u and for what?


“You are here to make a Difference, to either improve the world or worsen it. And wether or not you consciously choose to, you will accomplish one or the other!!- Richelle E Goodrich “


Definition of impact: influence; effect: an object or a person has on the other as a ReSult of contact. 


We will focus on Positive Impact:  influencing others positively so the life of the person is positively changed- good to better, better to best.

My definition is “making a conscious perpetual effort to make a positive influence on any one or group of people you meet



A quick look at First impression: 

It takes just a quick glance, maybe three to 7 seconds, for someone to evaluate you when you meet for the first time. 

In this short time, the other person forms an opinion about you based on your appearance, your body language, your demeanor, your mannerisms, and how you are dressed.


You never get a second chance to make a first impression. Either consciously or unconsciously, we make judgments about the professionalism, character and competence of others based on first impressions.


Tips for making a great first impression 

👌Be on Time

👌Be Yourself, Be at Ease

👌Present Yourself Appropriately 

-dress, cologne, haircut, nails, wear a winning smile, 

👌Be Open and Confident

👌Be Positive

👌Be Courteous and Attentive, 

👌be on your best Behavior.  Give the person ur 100% attention as well 

Learn to  “turn off or silent  your mobile phone”.



Four Conditions necessary for IMPACT:


1. TEA: Time expenditure audit. 

Know what takes ur time, cut down time wastage, since time can’t be stored find out possible ways to do more within a givin period of time. Plan your time daily, write your tasks down and reward yourself after u accomplish it. 


2. Life style legacy 

The impression u will give people around you stick with them for a long time . First impressions last longer and you may not get the chance to change it. 

Check your life styles, 

Ur actions n gestures,

Ur dresses

Ur speeches(correctly n clearly)

Ur Choice of friendship

Ur social media engagements(it’s now a part of us so u must take it serious)


Make every effort that ur life will influence some one positively


“Don’t let anyone make fun of you, just because you are young. Set an example for other followers by what you say and do, as well as by your love, faith, and purity. (‭1 Timothy‬ ‭4‬:‭12‬ CEV)


3.Energy Management

Manage your energy not your time. 

Wen u reflect on ur time 

wen u pat urself 

wen u congratulate urself, 

In this way u mange ur energy,


Types of energy u Manage 

-Physical energy:- how strong you are, exercise regularly, eat well, rest well, strong pipo make impacts 


-Emotional energy:- how happy are u., know what makes u sad, how do u respond to anger, 

A stable person makes impact 


-Mental energy-: how well can u focus on something, if u can’t focus on somethin stop and recharge, how often do u forget, do u analyze, do u think, train ur brains and ur minds, conceive ideas, think quickly, 

Strong mental capacity is very important to make impact


-Spiritual energy:- Why are u doing what u are doin, the purpose must always be from God, what’s ur source of power, the anointing makes the difference, 

Know the anointing of God and seek it. Let God inform what u are doing, 


4. UnPlug-

Unplug urself from technology.  Technology was made to be our servants not our masters. 

Turn off Technology. U can put it on offline or turn off ur phone wen reading, learning, or doin something that requires ur attention 

determine who can contact u, at what particular time, the world won’t come to an end wen ur phone is off for a period where u want to drink Tea (time expenditure audit) 


Six Qualities of impact makers

1. Men of  consistent Character Dan 1 

“Character is who you are when no one is watching”

When u are pressed to sin do you give in,  consistent character means u remain the same everywhere u are put. When pipo  identify consistent character in u u r impacting 

-Humility is one the greatest characters that will help u make impact

The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.  Proverbs 22:4


2. Men of Charisma Dan 2 


Charisma is Ur gifts, supernatural abilities, prayerful,  spiritual 

Charisma without character leads to catastrophe 

Daniel made an impact with his gifts of interpretations of dreams 


Examples of Spiritual Gifts 

Rom 12:1 1cor 12:1-31


Administration✔️ Discernment✔️ Evangelism✔️ Exhortation✔️ Faith✔️ Giving✔️ Helps✔️ Hospitality✔️ Knowledge✔️ Leadership✔️Mercy✔️ Pastor✔️Prophecy✔️ Service✔️Teaching✔️Wisdom



3.  Men who are Courageous Dan 3

Fearful men  don’t make impacts 

You need courage to do the right thing Wen everyone says it’s wrong. 


4. Men who are current: 

10 Then Shaphan the secretary told the king, “Hilkiah the priest has given me a book.” And Shaphan read it before the king.

11 When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes.

2 Kings 22:10-11


The Chinese If you havnt read a book for the past 3 days don’t talk with anybody. 

You must be abreast with time, and current news. 

Learn more about a specific field everyday. Make use of the tech advancement to enrich ur knowledge. 


5. Men who are committed:-

They don’t give excuses, they don’t give reasons why they can’t be part


6. Men who are good communicators:-

Write books, blogs, article, post etc they put ideas on paper, they take notes, they write well. They speak well, very confident when articulating their views or opinions,

Your books will outlive you, generations will come and read, 

It’s not expensive now to start writing-: 

There are apps that can help u start writing, pen are in expensive, notepads are not expensive so U hav no excuse. 

Pay attention to details 


It’s all about making a perpetual conscious effort.