Lesson No 41: 2020, Here We Come!

The Queen of Hearts: The Confessions of An ‘Accidental’ Leader 

I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life… 

So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time… 

Lesson No 41: 2020 Here We Come! 

The heart of human excellence often begins to beat when you discover a pursuit that absorbs you, frees you, challenges you, or gives you a sense of meaning, joy, or passion. 

Terry Orlick

It was an honor to be amongst the 100 women in business finalists from across East Africa for the Invest2Impact competition.  

I am not going to be one of those who says, I didn’t really want to apply & win or that I threw together my application.  I would be lying.  I did want to win, and I did actually apply myself when I submitted my application.  

As 2019 closes, I have been looking ahead to 2020 & thinking about how I can focus & channel my energy to strengthen my business.  I have been asking myself questions like – what next? How do I take it a notch higher? How do I take a leap forward towards my Big Hairy Audacious Goal? Those who know me well will know that I am on a mission to fire myself – so how do I make sure that my business is ready for that transition?  Those are the kind of questions that keep me awake at night. 

I applied for the Invest2Impact competition, because I felt it would provide the tools that will help me move closer to my goal. 

Before a farmer can harvest, she must prepare the soil, plant the seed, add manure or fertiliser, weed & protect the crop – and maybe even more.  Why is it then that we believe a sustainable business can be grown overnight?  It takes blood, sweat & tears – and even more blood, sweat & tears. 

I have learned that building a sustainable enterprise is a journey of a thousand steps.   I have crazy goals for my business – goals that scare me sometimes, goals that will take every one of those one thousand steps to acheive.  That said, I believe that if your goals don’t scare you, they are an insult to the God who created you.  

As I look ahead to 2020, I am ready to step it up a notch. I am looking forward to the support that will be provided by the Invest2Impact program – I know it’s just what the doctor ordered. 

Emotional Intelligence is about being more aware, more intentional & more purposeful. It’s not enough to know, to be aware of what needs to be done.  I must be intentional about my purpose & align my daily actions with my overall goal. 

2020, here I come! I am ready for what you have in store for me! 

With Love, 
The Queen Of Hearts 
Mucha Mlingo 
| Six Seconds EQ Practitioner | Master Trainer & Facilitator | 
| Award Winning International Keynote Speaker | 

Invest2Impact is an exciting women-focused business competition with a goal to transform the future of 100 women-led businesses in East Africa.  The program will support the businesses’ with a range of access to funding programmes, business support, and multi-national networking. 

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