How to Stand Out from the Crowd- Excellence!

Excellence is the possession of good quality in an unusual degree. As God’s ambassadors, we must represent him accurately. Excellence is doing things right. But before we consider how to do it right, lets ensure we are doing the right thing. Excellence in the wrong thing still spells failure.

DEFINE YOUR ASSIGNMENT

You cannot just be efficient for efficiency’s sake. We must also be effective. Efficiency is doing things right. Effectiveness is doing the right things. Defining your assignment is the starting point for you to achieve excellence. State clearly your vision in life or the vision of your organization. This defines the limit of the areas in which to achieve excellence as a person or organization.

DEAL WITH OLD MINDSET

Some people say that you have to choose between quality and quantity. This is not true because the more quality you have, the more quantity you attract. The more you do things better, the more you will be patronized.

There is another myth that says you must have large amounts of money before you can achieve excellence. The truth is, you need excellence to attract a large amount of money. If you will improve on the quality of what you are doing, your customers will increase; this translates into more money for you. Do not ask, “What will this cost us?” Rather ask, “What will it cost us if we do not do it?””

WHY EXCELLENCE IS A MUST

Things are changing around us every day. A person or organization that is outdated cannot be relevant to a contemporary world. If you are still making use of your old manual typewriter when you are supposed to be doing your work with great speed on a computer, it may mar a lot of things. We must endeavor to up-date ourselves with new technologies.

Excellence motivates, especially in an underdeveloped environment like ours. We should inspire the people around us by our actions. Our organizations should be places of inspiration. What is that unique thing you have or your organization has that can inspire other people?

Striving for excellence shows people that we are serious about our assignment i.e. what we are doing and encourages them to want to be part of it. No matter how small a thing looks, if you have invested quality thoughts in it, people tend to appreciate and identify with it. Great works are a result of deep thoughts.

Like begets like. Excellence attracts good quality; human, financial and material resources. For example if you work in a bank and that bank is known for excellent customer service, i.e. within five minutes a customer has been attended to; people tend to flock to such banks. The same goes for supermarkets, salons, and various companies.

Life is progressive and not stagnant. If we remain stagnant, we risk failure. There is no pride in failure. We must appreciate excellence wherever it is found. Excellence attracts. We must strive for it. This is one of the keys to success in life.

If you run an organization, then make it an excellence-oriented organization. Look for ways to continually improve the quality of services offered and your facilities.

AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT

Communication – i.e. your advert materials must portray excellence.

Customer service – When a service is good, one person tells a maximum of 5 people. But when the services are bad, one person tells 20 people. Only about 4% come back to complain but the remaining 96% speak with their feet.

Creativity- Your staff must keep churning out ideas about how to do things in a better way.

Staff trainings – Staff should be exposed to world class improvement programmes for better performance. It is vital to keep learning.

Facilities- The organization’s facilities reveal what we value and reflect our self-image. Therefore, the excellence-oriented organization must thrive for excellence in the following areas:

The painting of the facilities and landscaping of the environment – Keep the plants and a good cooling system.

The environment should be well lit, have comfortable seating arrangements and the temperature should be well managed with a cooling system.

The rest rooms should be clean – Visitors may forget what you said but not the memory of a foul-smelling restroom.

The appearance of staff says a lot about your organization’s priority for excellence.

The excellence-oriented organization invests money in what people can see. Human beings are generally motivated and affected by what they see.

Excellence is more of a process than a product; a journey, not a destination. We should not make excellence a one- time goal. The key is never to stop learning. When you stop learning, you stop growing. Upgrade from time to time.

 

You will Succeed!

Sam Adeyemi

  • Olatunbosun

    I have to improve on my response time to my customer
    thank you very much for this message

  • Abidemi Adegboye

    I’ve been developing a businesd in the education sector for sometime now. Thank you sir for this timely and important information. Can’t wait to apply it in my business. God bless you sir.

  • cutetoks

    WOW..Splendid sir…you are on point

  • John Ayeni

    Thank you sir, For this great information on how to approach the ministry in my hand with a sense of excellence.

  • dr ogumor

    defining your assignments and dealing with old mind sets was timely sir.

  • INNOCENT

    SIR,GOD WILL CONTINUE TO BLESS AND INSPIRE YOU TO MOTIVATE US

  • Emeka Ogba

    Hmmm, this is what they do say, what a wise man see from a far place, the fool count it nothing, because he do not see it, I must thank you sir for adding something that can cost me a lot to get, excellence is like a water that every living thing need it whether bad time or good time, for me to have a great and good result I must believe myself, what will it cost me if I do not do it, if I fail to plan and do what I have to do so as to put the organization right track,

  • Folorunsho

    Thank you sir. God bless you for adding values to the life of people. This is really motivating and I must confess that it has lightened up my spirit.

  • Ogherohwo Lucky

    God bless you for this good lecture.

  • MIKE

    From this year I strive for excellence in all that I do both in my private and public life. Thanks for this revelation.

  • Michael

    Really Nice Sir! Like a phrase from the Movie ‘3 idiots’ Pursue Excellence and Success will be chasing you pants down.

  • ifiok

    Excellence, PURE EXCELLENCE is NON NEGOTIABLE….

  • Hope Agu

    Absolutely 100% Excellency in every area of my life in this year 2014 thank u sir for bring such a wonderful lecture to us.

  • Christian ani

    Pastor Sam doesnt just preach excellence,he lives it.Sir your mentorship is classic

  • Christian ani

    I will like to be under your mentorship sir

  • Talabi Ibukun Joseph

    As you have watered us with this great and powerful insight, may heaven sharpen your spiritual antenna to receive a greater measure of what you are impacting in us daily… in Jesus name

  • Don Kester…

    This teaching has undoubtedly contributed to my effort and drive toward excellence. Thanks pastor Sam.

  • Dalaks

    Thank you very very much sir.

  • selchang

    Thank you Sir, for this is an exceptional piece with tremendous power to upgrade my life. God b you. Since I read this the first time sometimes last week, I haven’t stop thinking about Excellent.

    Cheers.

  • damilola otegbade

    Thishis is revelational. thank you sir for birthing the idea to share from your knowledge with us and not just keep it to yourself. I know very soon our lives shall be a fulfilment of God’s calling on your life. thank you very much sir.

  • patrick

    May the good Lord continue to bless you for these spiritual meals with which you feed us from time to time.

  • you have always been my model of pen

  • martins

    this is awesome

  • Nkosinathi

    How inspirational, the Lord has just been dealing with me on excellence and this insight brings me better understanding and the assurance that I will walk in excellence. May the Lord continue to reveal more through the man of God so that we are brought into more substance in the things of God.

  • Olaide Azeez

    sir you lighting my life with world of marble, Never stop leaning when you stop leaning you stop growing, Mega thanks.

  • Sunday Osaretin Idahosa

    this is wondaful & also eye opener

  • sizzlamurphyz

    Yor syle of writing is unique. You have been an inspiration to me since the days of Financial Standard where i used to read all your articles on selling. Great man,please we need you in Abuja cos I am not in Lagos at present. THank you

  • Bigjay

    Wao! I’m totally blown away and greatly inspired by the richness and value of the contents in this piece of yours. You are undeniably a worthy mentor to our generation. May God almighty continue to enrich you with immense wisdom and knowledge required to sustain this great mission you have embarked upon.

  • Luka DALANG

    My Couch, Mentor and Role Model, I continue to get inspired and remained focused whenever I read any of your piece. I have been your student all this while. My soul yearns for your write ups. God will continue to increase you sir to continuously impact lives and refocus destinies in our generation.

  • Jeremiah

    wow am so inspired thanks a million for this

  • omonoba

    This is realistic and workable approach to excellence. Thanks.

  • Michael

    U change my world

  • AOB OLAGUNJU

    Great one Sir! Of a truth, only those who stand out eventually become outstanding in their endeavours.

  • Adedoja Daniels’s

    You add value to my life anytime I read or watch you speak of TV. God bless you real good. A mentor indeed you are.

  • Celestine Amoke

    I have been longing to meet you one-on-one. Perhaps after the July seminar. Thanks for all you have been doing to empower Nigerians.

  • Dan

    This is revelation! !!

  • Peter ThankGod

    Thank you for this great…. supernatural possibiliies…

  • Adeniyi Joseph

    I HAVE SEEN COMPANIES THAT CLAIM TO BE EXCELLENT BUT LACK EXCELLENT SERVICE, YOU REALLY CANNOT ACT WHAT YOU ARE NOT. EXCELLENCE IS A HABIT, IT WILL SHOW, NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY TO FAKE IT.

  • FUK Holdings

    I have been following your analysis sir is quite interesting , on daily basis I extend to doing something difference in my business environment.

  • Gift

    Great, u change my thinking again… Wow , great work. God bless u sir….

  • Prince Ade-Johnson

    Excellent post. Thank you sir.

  • Olusegun Peter Olanrewaju Olao

    This is thought provoking, I Learnt A lot. Thanks so much for the Insights, our Success Coach

  • Chidinma Kalu

    Thank you Sir!! I am so blessed reading this today and I will put excellence first to build an outstanding successful business.

  • sony okafor

    Quite revealing ,we must evolve organically to continue to be relevant in any area of life or business.kudos my boss

  • Ubong_oloye

    Thank you sir, I didn’t know that this what it takes to be a high flyer and now that I’ve known it, excellence will be my watch word starting from my home to my working place.

  • Adeleke Olusola

    You have said it all Sir.
    The foundational problem for our artisans is the sense of purpose or assignment as you called it sir.
    There is what we call possession mentality that improve the process of an engagement. A sense of belonging makes the difference. Average people sees work as means of surviving not a call to service, however mind development toe towards the mediocre direction!
    The only solution is senses of ownership or assignment. Excellence without purpose discovery is frustration awaiting!
    Thank for the opportunity

  • Nkasi Gabriel

    This is quite an insight, a change in our mind set makes all the difference. It’s really interesting to see how we are trapped in by false perception of ourselves

  • Fajimi Paul

    The way to perfection is excellence, the result of good thinking is way to perfection and the love of people is key to wisdom in life. Thank you my mentor!!! Good write-up.

  • atinuke

    Sir, you are a good example of what you teach. I am Grateful to God for knowing you. God bless you and more Grace.

  • Nwandu

    Great insight. Instructive points to apply. Thank you sir

  • Success Etim

    Upgrade from time to time. Wow. Very impactful and informative. Thank you sir

  • Karo Arubasa

    Thank you sir, you are a blessing to our world. Excellence and effectiveness are keys to succeed in life. In 2012 I got a contract in a company to manage some of their staff. I started with 6 employees and today I’m managing 26 employees in Lagos, Abuja and PHC. Last year, I made it a point to go and thank the lead for introducing me to the company. What she said really surprised me. She said “Karo, your managing this contract is not because I know you, BUT your effectiveness, excellence and sincerity’. These are things I don’t joke with, and I will say I got to learn more of these from my Mentor through his various massages. Thank you SIR!!!

    • That’s great Karo! Thank you and keep on succeeding.

  • Johnson Oche

    I am bless highly bless sir, if I stop learning I will stop growing. Thank you sir.

  • Olajumoke Odesola

    Thank you Sir, this is very inspiring and impactful.

  • Adm Emmanuel Wilson

    Sequel
    to the topic of discusion, being experts or knowing the job is one thing; and
    working on the assigned tasks is another thing! Above all whatever we find
    ourselves doing professionalism, smartness , strategic efficiency and
    effectiveness is requires always.
    Like being honest, approach the issue on time and shows sincerely commitments, serve
    everyone with ownership mentality and best global practice standards should be uphold,
    delivery before deadline; if there is need not to meet up as scheduled
    communicates update professionally……

    Lastly, never you forget time management is important to everyone success and continues
    patronage in the school exchange of goods and services.

  • Oladele Mayungbe

    I have been listening to your world far back my secondary school days on radio station late 90s now getting your daily Words of Encouragement mails in 20s I still remember the first mail on the 14/07/2014 – What I Will Do Differently and still counting now 507 mails.
    The power of your consistence is 100%, the day my goose-pimples rise was at experiences 2015 when Pastor Adefarasin Recognizing the Quality of your teaching and leadership.
    Your calling is to a person… Jesus. That means you are working for Jesus. You ultimately report to Jesus. It is the pleasure of Jesus you are seeking. There will be days your calling is challenged by others. You’ll be tempted to cave in to the pressure of those with the loudest voices. Don’t forget who holds the title to your life.
    i happen to stop learning for sometime now it Now i have to get down upgrading again.

    I just want to say A BIG THANK YOU SIR.

  • micheal

    Thank you sir for this great message. We need to always remember these words from time to time. What i love most about this is the continuous learning. If you keep learning, you will always remain relevant.
    Will i be right to say that paying attention to details is part of excellence? I guess it is

  • Gbayi Sanya Emmanuel

    Wow!!! Great message for me in time like this…guess for all the youths out there as well…God bless you Uncle Sam…

  • Timilehin Abodunrin

    wow! This is pure revelation… Powerful and explosive insights… I must say that I observed everything you talked about in this article and I saw everyone of it in practice when I first stepped my feet into Daystar (2 weeks ago 12/10/2016). I saw ”church” differently for the first time that day… And I made a decision to go after excellence in all I do as I have a vision to start a ministry (church) in the next couple of years. You have been a source of inspiration to me… I hope to meet you someday… and I have a dream of inviting you someday to the ministry as my mentor (even though the ministry is not yet birthed yet)…. You are a blessing to me.

  • David, Daniel

    I am blessed by this write up. Excellence is a process and a journey. To remain in business, you keep re-inventing yourself and organization.

  • Stella

    Pastor Sam, you have nailed it once again. Reading this now its just as if i have never heard of the word, Excellence before. This is really explosive. May the Lord be gracious unto you and increase your knowledge ijn.

  • Blessing Okoi

    God bless you sir, am really bless with this write up.