PODCAST PEOPLE: A Summary from the Real Leaders Podcast
Kuda Biza is an entrepreneur, building companies to deliver profit and value while empowering vulnerable people everywhere to become the best versions of themselves. He is also the author of The S.P.E.A.R. Method: 5 Simple Steps to Balanced Success and Fulfillment.
The following is a summary of Episode 158 of the Real Leaders Podcast, a conversation with author and entrepreneur Kuda Biza. Watch, read, or listen to the full conversation below.
The S.P.E.A.R. Method
Kuda shares how his career journey parallels the five steps of the S.P.E.A.R. Method, which offers insights on how to maximize success and impact while attaining personal fulfillment:
Seek Your Why
“The first step is seeking your purpose, seeking your why, your calling in life. Because if you’re living your life, but you’re living someone else’s calling, you’re never going to be fulfilled. The thing that will give you fulfillment is you pursuing your purpose.”
“We need to demystify the whole notion that plans are static. A lot of people feel that you just create a plan once, and then that’s it. No, plans are actually dynamic. There’s so many ways where you can create a plan, and some people might take the effort in understanding their purpose, but never take that step to actually sit down to say, okay, how am I going to achieve this?”
“Feed your faith and starve your fear. Whenever you embark on accomplishing something big, there is an element of fear that approaches anybody — we’re humans, right? In Africa, we like to say the way to eat an elephant is one bite at a time. So that’s the first key thing about execution: understand the big, hairy, audacious goal, but break it down into small milestones that get you there.”
“Sometimes when you set out to achieve something, maybe you’re only going to achieve 20 percent. But does that mean that you give up, or do you continue pushing until you hit 100 percent? Do not be afraid to not only dream big, but to actually take the action to achieve those big dreams.”
“There are three important days in any life. The day you are born, the day you find out why, and each day you act on your why. So just make sure that every single day, you’re taking some action in achieving your why.”