Kolbe sees every person as uniquely and perfectly capable of creative problem solving.
The Kolbe Concept® holds that creative instincts are the source of mental energy that drives people to take specific actions. This mental drive is separate and distinct from passive feeling and thoughts. Creative instincts are manifested in an innate pattern that determines an individual’s unique method of operation, or modus operandi (M.O.).
A person’s M.O. is quantifiable and observable yet functions at the subconscious level. It governs actions, reactions and interactions. It also determines the person’s use of time and natural form of communication. Understanding and exercising control over this mental resource gives people the freedom to be their authentic selves.
When people act according to instinct, their energy is almost inexhaustible – like water running downhill. But when people are forced to act against their instinct, their energy is rapidly depleted – like water being pumped uphill.
Individual performance can be predicted with great accuracy by comparing a person’s M.O. with self-expectations and the requirements of specific tasks. Performance fluctuates based on how closely these elements align.
M.O.s vary across the general population and show no gender, age or racial bias. When groups of people with the right mix of M.O.s function interactively, the combined mental energy produces synergy. Teams organized along these lines can perform at a higher level than is possible for the same group of people functioning independently. Team performance is accurately predicted by Kolbe’s proprietary algorithms which determine the appropriate balance and makeup of M.O.s.
The Kolbe Concept is backed by substantial scientific research and validation and is examined in numerous research articles. Additional scholarship has focused on the historical and theoretical basis that underlies the Kolbe Concept.
The mind is a fertile soil that will grow anything we plant in it. WHAT are we saying to ourself? We should realize that what we say is what we get? There is a popular saying that what you see is what you get. This is not so because we do not walk by sight, instead we walk by faith. It is important to control the words of our mouth. The words of our mouth is producing our lives. God knows the future because He has spoken the future. He spoke the world into existence. However, God put our future into our hands, through what we speak into our lives
It is important to train oneself in other to control the world and the future. Words are spirit and they are life. We cannot rise above what we allow ourselves to say or think. We speak our life into existence through the power of our words. We must control our mouth through controlling our mind. As a man thinketh in his heart, so he is. To control our thinking we must control our thoughts. Thoughts are things.
There are 3 sources from which we receive thoughts
Our 5 senses. Hearing, taste, smell, touch, sight. A lot of the things that have been learned came from our senses.
Devil ( the devil bombards the mind with negative thoughts even though he cannot read our mid)
God speaks to our spirit and our spirit speaks to our mind. The mind is like a machine.
To tell if our thoughts are good or bad, we must program our mind. We must renew our mind through God’s words. We must program our mind positively and empower ourselves in God’s words. When anything comes up against it, cast it down by God’s promises. We must put every thought under the obedience of God. It starts as thoughts, then imaginations, then strong hold, then the stronghold starts to control the person’s life. Remember we have power to pull down the stronghold. We must control our thoughts so it does not lead to imagination and stronghold.
We must never let frustrations, fear, anger, security, jealousy rule our heart. Let all thoughts to be subject to the peace God has given. Whenever a thought comes to our mind, and we know that we cannot follow that line of thinking in the word of God, then we must dismiss it. Anything that disturbs our peace is not from God so we must dismiss it. It is important to renew our mind with the word of God. Let our minds be ruled by the peace of God not our bills, our worries nor negative thoughts that leads to imaginations and strong hold. God’s word is victory.
Start thinking God’s word in all situations.Victory or defeat is born in the mind. To be successful, master the mind. Successful people have it in their minds that they will win. My encouragement is that it does not matter whatever situation we are in, if we can put correct thoughts in our mind, get that thought to become imagination.
There’s an African proverb that says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” Six years ago, I was talking about my 5,000 connections on a mastermind. One of the like minded participant asked me, “Abiola I challenge you to connect with seven new people this week”. I have since them understood that broadcasting on social media to over 5000 people is not the same as connecting with seven people weekly. That challenge began my partnership power. It was very tough for me that week to connect with seven people. I managed to connect with three people. I immediately realized that I needed to work on building new and positive relationship. Partnership power helps one relate to people with sincerity and good connection.
Relationship building is indeed biblical. One of the golden rule is to love our neighbors as ourselves. It is important to work on building positive relationships aw well as stay connected with others. This makes people happy and build good health. Positive relationships indeed leads to good health and wealth. Its been said over and over again that people do business with those they KNOW, LIKE AND TRUST. It is important to connect and build relationships not just to win friends and influence people but to have sincere interest in others, love them and treat them the way one desires to be treated. When a sincere and genuine relationship is built, reward follows.
In business building and life building, look for every opportunity to connect with people everyday and make friends. Nick Vujicic in a conference once asked how many people connect with cashier at the store? He said that for many that is when they pay more attention to their phones. Connection is important even with cashiers. There is opportunities all around us to connect and meet new people on a daily basis.
Nurturing relationship is also very important. Just like plants and flowers in the soil, water is needed to keep them alive. Similarly, mutual obligations are important in keeping relationships. To take life or your business to the next level, build and nurture new relationships.
The next level requires new relationships, enlarging the rolodex, nurturing existing relationships, community involvement and stop giving excuses of not having time. When I was young in nursery school, I remember us singing “ Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver and the other is gold” The beginning of making new friends may not be comfortable, but remember growth happens outside of the comfort zone. I encourage you, inspire you and motivate you to join the challenge of making 7 connections every week.
Your life is about to change, by building positive relationships.