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Causes: International, International Development

Mission: The International Institute For Global Leadership is a tuition-free, internet based education program which provides a curriculum in consciousness designed to prepare students to become personally empowered, consciously aware, high-integrity and heart-centered leaders in their communities and the world. The study program is open to participants of any age and from anywhere in the world.

Results: We currently have 100 students from 23 countries. We currently average shipping over 200 books a year to our students and have shipped over 10,000 books related to personal empowerment to our students over the past 10 years, for which they are required to write an assessment as to how the information affects their day-to-day life. Each of their profiles, photos and book assessments are posted on our website.

Target demographics: Although our studies are available to anyone of any age, anywhere in the world, most of our current students are young Africans in their 20's & 30's.

Geographic areas served: International

Programs: The program is divided into different levels of study. The introductory level consists of two small books which are emailed to the student. When these have been completed, the student enters Level One studies. Levels One & Two, which focus on personal empowerment - consist of seven books each. Level Three, devoted to personal assessment and goal setting, consists of written exercises. In Levels Four, Five & Six a student may choose seven books for each level from a selection of more than 400 books in 17 subject areas. The upper levels offer students many opportunities for advanced guided studies, internships, etc. according to their personal interests and life goals. More details about each level are available on the curriculum page of our website: http://www.global-leadership.com/curriculum/index.htm

Community Stories

75 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 4

Since the beginning of leadership studies provided by the International Institute for Global Leadership, the orientation of my life changed a lot. I could achieve many goals by reprogramming my mind in the positive way. Hereafter I give two examples, but there are many other achievements arising out of the positive mind gotten from leadership studies.

Before, I was blind-minded by the employment offered by others. After finishing the only two first levels, I was already aware of a possibility of becoming my self-employer, as an attorney.

After I learned the benefits of the mastermind alliance, I tried to convince my colleagues for founding an association of attorneys. Today, with the collaboration of three other lawyers, we have a law firm operating in Rwanda, and we have an ambition to open branches in other areas of the country (Rwanda) and the East African Community.

Moreover, with the collaboration of 11 other lawyers and their spouses, we have founded an association "Tumenyane Solidarity" with an objective of social cohesion between members, saving and credit. Each family contributes 20,000 Rwandan Francs (around 25 US $) per month. In the near future, I hope all lawyers members of Tumenyane Solidarity will join the law firm.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Joining the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) is one the best things that has ever happened to me. I can confidently say that my world is better because of the skills and knowledge that I acquired through the studies.
My dreams and aspirations in life are clearer and I work towards achieving my set goals daily with less distractions.

Lynda

1 Nana-Aisha I.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Hello Everyone, I am Aishatu Ibrahim, I started IIGL in 2013; it has been a truly rewarding experience for me. I am happy and excited to be part of this great family. IIGL has helped me improve my life and career. I started as an undergraduate and today I am a post graduate student with the National Open University of Nigeria, studying Computer and Information Technology (M.Sc. CIT). IIGL has improved my career as I am an ICT Entrepreneur. I am the MD/CEO of Naisha Smart Technologies, a Registered ICT Educational, Support Services and Consultancy Company with the Cooperate Affairs Commission as BN: 2411304. My website: www.nst.com.ng and Email: aisha@nst.com.ng . I enjoyed reading the wonderful books at each level.
Understanding the significance of my words: I realized that man cannot do without words. Even while asleep, we use words; we see, write, think and use them even in our head. I learnt from this book that some of the words we use might have different vibes at the time of usage. Our words affect our thoughts and hence our feeling. I learnt to use the best words, ascribing these beautiful to good experiences. I learnt of the words that are causing me to attract what I do not want in my life. These include the Don’t, I’m not, etc. using these words only bring the things I try to avoid. My words have changed, so have my vibes (from partial negative to fully positive). I am not giving my attention to any negative thing but to all positive things I want.
Lessons learned: I offer service as long as it is genuine and I try to be useful as possible. While most people do not value the service rendered to them, others are so ungrateful and expect you to do more. Others might not even grateful for the service rendered them. And at times, A good did can be seen as bad!. So I try to be careful in everything I do. I do what is right, convenient and ethical. I do not work under pressure neither do I please others at the expensive of myself. I got here by taking a lot of decisions in the past and present. These decisions has affected me both positively and negatively. I do not leave in regrets, I only wish I did some things better. Presently I am not doing badly: I can do better. I am improving myself and I am making remarkable progress.

1 HTRoger

Client Served

Rating: 4

My name is Roger from Rwanda and i am an active student of IIGL level III, When I think about IIGL, I go back in days, that time I was worried about my future, that time at any moment when I would like to paint something, as I would close my eyes to see the picture I should paint, I would only see myself in a tunnel and I couldn’t see a way out, the color would be dark nothing else. That was the only picture of myself I would see and that used to scare me, I was lost I had to live but I had no idea how, but a friend, a mentor, a guide reached to me in that tunnel and took my hand and pulled me out of that tunnel and within few minutes I started to see the light ahead of me and I knew then that I was being saved, the heart that was filled by fear was then filled by hope. I am glad that I found that person, that guide, that friend, that mentor, and his name is IIGL (International Institute for Global leadership).
IIGL changed my ways of thinking, IIGL helped me to understand what really I want in life, and It is by knowing what I want that I will reach the success that I wish to, IIGL taught me to set goals and pursuit them till the last day, IIGL taught me that the last day of a goal is the time you will achieve it, in brief to never ever give up, because most of people give up when they were almost there, and as an IIGL member that should never happen to me, Because IIGL opened my eyes.

Roger HT

Kathleen57

Board Member

Rating: 5

Watching IIGL grow from a vision to a very dynamic institution which is having a profound positive impact on so many individuals has been truly inspiring! IIGL has changed lives!

Those whose lives have been changed are now changing the lives of others, and the good work continues, grows, and spreads all around the world. Many of IIGL's graduates have gone on to start NGOs in their own countries, and are using the wisdom they have gained from their IIGL studies to empower others and enrich their lives.

Many of our students had nothing but hopes and dreams of a better tomorrow when they found IIGL. IIGL provided them with the knowledge and wisdom they needed to become strong, wise and successful community members and leaders - and did so at no charge! Books are free, and there is no tuition. IIGL operates exclusively on the donations it receives.

IIGL is changing the future for the better one person, one leader at a time.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Making a difference is what all non-profits strive for. IIGL does more than make a difference; IIGL is changing the world one person at a time! Imagine a person coming from dire poverty and no resources - nothing but a dream of what could be and the desire to manifest that dream not only for them, but for others as well. Then someone GIVES them a book - a book that expands the consciousness of this person and helps them to see that anything is possible with the right amount of integrity, drive, determination and belief in self. Growth begins. Then they are GIVEN another book, and another and another. Growth becomes wisdom and courage and strength beyond what this person ever believed they were capable of. More books bring concrete tools to manifest dreams into reality. A budding new leader emerges from this course of study, and as part of the IIGL process, this person manifests a community project that brings much-needed service and great benefit to others. They manifest their dreams. They share with others the wisdoms they have gained. They inspire others to become greater than they are. And the IIGL legacy continues. These things I have witnessed and been inspired by time and again. "One book can change a mind. One mind can change the world." This is IIGL - changing the world one emerging leader at a time.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

For me, IIGL is an Institution that makes me who I am today. The lessons I got, completely free of any charge were unexplainable. I am really indebted to IIGL. It has changed my life in a tremendous way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Ziyad Rube, Ethiopian, joined the International Institute for Global Leadership in 2009 when I was at the age of 21. IIGL is an Institution that gave me an opportunity to grow emotionally, socially, spiritually, physiologically, intellectually, and financially while contributing in some positive way to others. A year after I have joined the Institute, the positive energy and winning mentality created within me through the lessons I get from the Institute led me to start my Second Degree in 2011. In 2013, I have graduated as one of the few academically top ranking Students in my University. In 2014, I am elected as the President of Ethiopian Leadership Graduates Alumni Association

http://www.ilg.edu.et/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=213:ilg-s-former graduates-establish-alumni-association&catid=103&Itemid=603

Interestingly Indeed right now, at the age of 27, I have obtained a PhD Scholarship in Europe this year * 2014. To be honest, I have attributed all my successes to everlasting lessons I draw from the smart books I received from IIGL for free. To this end, I urge the encouragement and support of dynamic nonprofit driven institutions like this.

Long Live to IIGL
Long Live to all who are Positively Influencing our world!

Ethelbert U.

Board Member

Rating: 5

International Institute for Global Leadership ( IIGL) equipped me with leadership skills that are bettering my life, and my brand new organization, Blueprint Consulting. I am exceedingly happy that i am now a graduate, and currently serves as Vice President of the Board. I recommend IIGL to all and sundry especially those from any part of the world that wants to grow their leadership capacity.

By Ethelbert Obinna Umeh

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL), is a reliable place to be. I have never ceased any opportunity to introduce this leadership platform to my friends, mentes, and well-wishers. It is a fully-equipped online studies that is really helpful in leadership development, self-actualization and sufficiency. The leadership curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students in various cultures and civilizations.

This great non-profit leadership training organization has given my life meaning; i now know the direction of my life pendulum due to my encounter with IIGL. I am still wondering what my life would have been if i had not encountered this institution at the time i did. I have been able to make towering selfless community developmental impacts with the skills i have received from IIGL.

IIGL taught me about setting realistic goals for myself, goal mapping, civic leadership, servant leadership, sales and business coaching just to mention but a few. These have helped me to be who i am now. Becoming part of IIGL since 2013 had been a journey worth taking. So amazed at this indescribable experience!

I have graduated from their leadership program, and became the 18th graduate. I am also happy that i am working as a Board member with IIGL at the moment. I have been sharing some of my experience from IIGL in my blog: http://www.emotionalzone.com/. IIGL is truly great and highly recommended to all and sundry.

Nariwoh O.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

International Institute of Global Leadership is first of its kind, highly inspirational leadership school that has imparted so much in my life. The influence on me is so invaluable and has been the catalyst spurring me to forge ahead even in the midst of life challenges through the recommended unquantifiable books that I have been opportuned to read at no cost.In fact, I am greatful and highly favoured to be part of the beneficiaries across the globe. Consistently, the giant in me is awaken and ready to be of positive influence to my generation.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Interestingly superb!
I have known IIGL close to 3 years, its without an inch of regret.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

While establishing Micro-Credit projects in developing countries, I came to realize that societal transformation depended on transforming leadership around the world. Thus when I was introduced to the International Institute for Global Leadership -- a free online training for heart-centered leaders -- it seemed like a personal invitation to support our mutual mission. I began working with IIGL from its inception in 2002 and through the years have become acquainted with many of its students and their envisioned projects, several of which I have funded, including farm training for the unemployed in Nigeria, high school training in leadership also in Nigeria, entrepreneurial training for the poor in Uganda, with others in the preparatory stages. The initiators of these projects are all graduates of IIGL , who have succeeded by applying its principles of heart-in-the-head responsibility, veracity, and self-reliance.

IIGL is a very small and minimally funded organization which relies on the mutual commitment of its family of students, mentors and Board members for its longevity. I cannot recommend it highly enough as a role model for societal progress, both locally and, by extension, globally.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I began funding IIGL at its inception in 2003 and have been involved with this extraordinary organization ever since as a Board member and/or officer. As a result of the foregoing, have been privy to the various projects initiated by students manifesting their leadership abilities and fund several such projects in Africa. In addition, have developed several personal relationships with students which have facilitated assistance to the Nepali earthquake victims and, presently, to the potential asylum of a student who had to escape his home country. IIGL truly gives meaning to the realization of brotherhood and is a step toward recognition of the One Humanity.

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Donor

Rating: 5

This is an awesome organization which is helping young people develop a consciousness of success through personal transformation studies. I have been a financial supporter and advisor through out the life of the organization and am an enthusiastic supporter.

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Former staff

Rating: 5

In 2001 when I planted the tiny seed of an idea for a course in personal empowerment and transformation - that became IIGL - I had no idea that it would grow into what it has become today and touch so many lives in so many ways. It is with a deep sense of gratitude and humility that I have watched it continue to grow since I stepped out of the leadership position at the end of 2012. When I see so much suffering in the world and the blindness of those who attempt to kill unresourcefull ideas with guns & bombs, instead of better ideas, I am reminded of how valuable IIGL continues to be in lighting a candle - however small - instead of cursing the darkness.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

IIGL has really changed my life from a goalless individual to someone who is making waves. When I enrolled for IIGL which was introduced to me by a friend of mine. IIGL made me rediscover my purpose and has help me develop personally and professionally. From the first two introductory books. Its has been an exciting experience because I have been practicalizing the principles of the books I have read so far and the results has been tremendous. God Bless IIGL and her sponsors.
Yours Faithfully,
Lawal Christopher
IIGL Level 2 Student

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Client Served

Rating: 5

my name is Juliette Alyce Engole. i am Ugandan.
I am currently a level 4 student under the IIGL program. Before i joined this institute, i was desperately searching for a leadership institute to harness my leadership ability. a friend who was a student in IIGL told me about it. i applied and was taken in. my life has been totally transformed as a result of the books that i have read under this program. i learned about the importance of living a purposeful life and now my life has so much meaning. thanks to IIGL, i have been able to achieve so much in this short period of time.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I stumbled on a quote that I never understood the implication until I had gone far in the IIGL program. It is; “You are the same person today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things; the people you associate with and the books you read.” The people I met here and the books I was exposed to changed my orientation about life and the world. IIGL is a program that if I had not under taken would have been my greatest regret in life. The program taught me how to handle personal and group conflicts, how to educate others and above all how to be a good leader. Through IIGL my reading habits have improved significantly and my writing skills were thoroughly sharpened. IIGL has made me a focused person, changed my dreams and also serves as a guide to achieving these dreams in life. It is truly a worthwhile experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been involved as a donor, board member and student mentor for many years. This has allowed me to witness many transformations in the students who have participated. They become positive, motivated adults who strive to improve the lives of people in their communities. I continue to be inspired by the changes I observe and the projects that the students undertake.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

A company without people would be a building and so is a church without people a hall. The international Institute for Global Leadership have, over the years, carve a niche in the area of developing positive minded leaders all around the world depending on funds from generous donors and I strongly believe that we as Africans will develop Africa for Africans all thanks to IIGL and our donors.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

A bird born in a cage believes flying is an illness, so I thought in the facade leadership common in Africa until I joined as a student and then became so rich in books and knowledge. International Institute for Global Leadership is a rising sun shining in our lives especially in Africa that have never experienced good leadership and giving us the opportunity to change the present.

1 Rwanda-chapter L.

Board Member

Rating: 5

What I feel I have learnt since becoming a student of the Leadership Institute cannot be expressed and summarized in this short assay. However, I will try to summarize it in the paragraphs that follow.

IIGL has totally transformed me and I have reshaped myself for success. I have developed self confidence and I feel I am here for success. I have built a new, positive and realistic self and I am a person I want to be. I now focus on desired changes instead of dwelling on past mistakes. I have changed my mental attitude from negative to positive. I have made my life meaningful to both myself and to the society in which I am living. I have achieved positive self-image:- one that empowers me to set and achieve goals of personal happiness and professional success. How could I have been so blind for so many years? Gone are the days that were wasted! I have left behind negative habits and going back is just as impossible as returning to crawling when one knows how to walk. IIGL has provided me with all the tools and ideas that will lead to personal development and success. Now the only requirement on my side for lifelong success is the habit of taking action on my plans, goals, ideas and insights.

I have started to overcome procrastination which was my major handicap. For instance, I used to fail achieving my goals because of not acting immediately. I have disciplined myself to concentrate on a given task without diversion or distraction. When I find myself getting distracted, or I feel tempted to take a break or procrastinate, I motivate myself by continually repeating, “Back to work! Back to work! Back to work!” I then renew my efforts to push the task through to completion. Whenever I find myself slowing down, I repeat these words to myself: “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” I have got rid of procrastination by getting rid of “tomorrow” from my vocabulary. My “future” is “now”. I now do things when they need to be done or sooner and this has created harmony in my home and at work.

I am now getting along with others in my family and in social and occupational relations. I have the capacity to communicate ideas, build positive attitudes, increase enthusiasm, reduce tension and anxiety and increase enjoyment of life. I have learnt not to criticize, condemn or complain, but to give honest and sincere appreciation, to arouse in the other person an eager want, to become genuinely interested in other people, to smile always, to be good a listener, to encourage others to talk about themselves, to talk in terms of the other person’s interests and to make the other person feel important-and do it sincerely. I listen empathically and also communicate my authentic feelings and needs. Those who were once ‘enemies’ of mine, we are able to hear each other’s needs, and we are able to connect compassionately and find new solutions to the previously ‘impossible’ impasses. I now ‘talk about my own mistakes before criticizing the other person.’ Instead of condemning people, I try to understand them. I am now dominated by love, respect, understanding, appreciation, compassion, and concern for others rather than being self centered and selfish, greedy, hateful, and having prejudiced suspicious and aggressive attitudes that originally dominated my thinking. I now live in harmony with those who have done harm to me and this gives me a peace of mind as opposed to the past where I thought of applying “a tooth for a tooth, and “eye for an eye” principle.

I have learnt to program my own thoughts and behaviors. I have learnt how I must think, plan, execute, manage and eventually celebrate my way to success. I now take care and direct my thoughts because I have learnt that bad thoughts can ruin my life and character. I have learnt to “think big” rather than remaining in the darkness of confusion. I have engaged myself in constructive thinking and developed a positive mental attitude. I have learnt that to live a life without well defined goals is like moving in darkness and it can lead hitting the wall or falling in a pit and failure in life.

I no longer fear failure because I know that Every Failure or defeat brings with it a seed of success. In order to achieve the success, I need not to be discouraged by temporary defeats. I now take defeat merely as a test which permits me to discover the nature of my thought and their relation to my definite major purpose. I closed the door of fear behind me, and I now see the door of success open before me. I have learnt that there is no bad experience that no matter what I go through in life— whether it’s a challenging experience or a pleasurable one — every experience provides me something of value if I look for it. I now see obstacles as opportunities to move towards my goals. I have gone back in my past experience and found that each experience in life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten me to the next place, and the next, up until this moment.

I have decided that it’s high time to use the tool of transformational vocabulary to replace my habitually disempowering words with more inspiring ones. I have eliminated negative beliefs like ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I am not creative’ ‘it is too difficult’, ‘I can never get a well paid job because I don’t have a Masters Degree, Opportunity nocks only once,….I now know that the reality is that opportunity is a steady hammer on my windows and doors, a constant noise that I spend most of my time attempting to block out by stuffing cotton in my ears. This course has helped me to monitor my inner dialogue and match my thoughts to what I want and intend and want to create. For example, instead of thinking that ‘I’ve been always poor; I was raised on shortage and scarcity; I will remain poor’- I have rather directed my thoughts and think that ‘I intend to attract wealth and prosperity in unlimited abundance’. I have learnt that disempoering words are our traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt’. I now select the words I use on a daily basis because I have learnt that words have the capacity to attract either positive or negative vibrations that can have either positive or negative impact on my life depending on my choice. I now avoid the use of the words and expressions that attract what I do not want. I have eliminated words like don’t, not and no in my vocabulary (e.g. don’t panic, don’t forget etc) Now, instead of saying don’t panic, I use ‘stay calm.’

I have improved the way I communicate to myself whenever I encounter problems in my life. Whenever I meet any challenging problem, I consistently communicate to myself that this experience has occurred for a purpose and that this experience will someday provide me with even greater advantages in my goal to make a difference in the world. I now believe that every adversity contains the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. I now take deliberate, conscious action to steer myself in a direction I have predetermined. I am no longer just a leaf in the wind. I have developed the capacity to consciously direct my life. I now create circumstances rather than merely responding to them. I am now being proactive as opposed to being reactive as I used to be. I now take a failure as an opportunity to learn from and keep trying until I achieve my success instead of lamenting on the past failures. I now know that failure in life is sometimes bound to happen along the road to success but I don’t take it as complete defeat. I take failure as an inspiration to try again with renewed confidence and determination and learn from the mistakes that had led me to that failure. I have turned my stumbling blocks into stepping stones. I have discovered that temporary failure is just with some seeds of success. I can now benefit from everything that happens to me, positive or negative, I move upward and onward toward achieving my major definite purpose. Now, whenever I meet any obstacles that happen to make me seem ‘failing’ to achieve my goals, instead of worrying about these obstacles, I take them to be there for a purpose. I take them as an opportunity to serve as a lesson on how I can adjust and move forward to achieve my goal in a better way. I no longer treat defeat as complete failure. I instead treat it as a lesson to correct a mistake that has been made in pursuit of my purpose.

Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations was the biggest obstacle standing between me and the realization of my full potential. I have cast off all the self-limiting beliefs and accepted that I am an extraordinarily capable and talented person. I have developed a perfect system of self analysis and this assisted me to know what has been standing between me and the success during my past years. I now spend more time analyzing my weaknesses and less time building alibis to cover them. I have realized that all the riches and all the material goods that I acquire through my efforts begin with me having a clear, concise picture of what I seek. I have stopped blaming others as the causes of my failure but analyze my weaknesses to eradicate them. I now feel happier and at peace with myself when I'm actually doing something or have some sort of goal that I need to achieve at the end of a certain period, this is the time that I feel that my life is actually good for something. I have started creating a better world by first analyzing my weaknesses. I no longer blame others for my failure. I am now able to define my direction in life. I no longer believe that success in life is mere luck.

I now live in an attitude of positive expectancy, knowing that everything that happens in my life benefits me in some way. I know really what winning means. I take the talent and the potential that I was born with, develop it and use it fully towards success and winning. I now view happiness as the natural experience of winning my own self-respect, as well as the respect of others.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

What I feel I have learnt since becoming a student of the Leadership Institute cannot be expressed and summarized here. I need to tell my story in a whole book. However, I will try to summarize it in the paragraphs that follow.

IIGL has totally transformed me and I have reshaped myself for success. I have developed self confidence and I feel I am here for success. I have built a new, positive and realistic self and I am a person I want to be. I now focus on desired changes instead of dwelling on past mistakes. I have changed my mental attitude from negative to positive. I have made my life meaningful to both myself and to the society in which I am living. I have achieved positive self-image:- one that empowers me to set and achieve goals of personal happiness and professional success. How could I have been so blind for so many years? Gone are the days that were wasted! I have left behind negative habits and going back is just as impossible as returning to crawling when one knows how to walk. IIGL has provided me with all the tools and ideas that will lead to personal development and success. Now the only requirement on my side for lifelong success is the habit of taking action on my plans, goals, ideas and insights.

I have started to overcome procrastination which was my major handicap. For instance, I used to fail achieving my goals because of not acting immediately. I have disciplined myself to concentrate on a given task without diversion or distraction. When I find myself getting distracted, or I feel tempted to take a break or procrastinate, I motivate myself by continually repeating, “Back to work! Back to work! Back to work!” I then renew my efforts to push the task through to completion. Whenever I find myself slowing down, I repeat these words to myself: “Do it now! Do it now! Do it now!” I have got rid of procrastination by getting rid of “tomorrow” from my vocabulary. My “future” is “now”. I now do things when they need to be done or sooner and this has created harmony in my home and at work.

I am now getting along with others in my family and in social and occupational relations. I have the capacity to communicate ideas, build positive attitudes, increase enthusiasm, reduce tension and anxiety and increase enjoyment of life. I have learnt not to criticize, condemn or complain, but to give honest and sincere appreciation, to arouse in the other person an eager want, to become genuinely interested in other people, to smile always, to be good a listener, to encourage others to talk about themselves, to talk in terms of the other person’s interests and to make the other person feel important-and do it sincerely. I listen empathically and also communicate my authentic feelings and needs. Those who were once ‘enemies’ of mine, we are able to hear each other’s needs, and we are able to connect compassionately and find new solutions to the previously ‘impossible’ impasses. I now ‘talk about my own mistakes before criticizing the other person.’ Instead of condemning people, I try to understand them. I am now dominated by love, respect, understanding, appreciation, compassion, and concern for others rather than being self centered and selfish, greedy, hateful, and having prejudiced suspicious and aggressive attitudes that originally dominated my thinking. I now live in harmony with those who have done harm to me and this gives me a peace of mind as opposed to the past where I thought of applying “a tooth for a tooth, and “eye for an eye” principle.

I have learnt to program my own thoughts and behaviors. I have learnt how I must think, plan, execute, manage and eventually celebrate my way to success. I now take care and direct my thoughts because I have learnt that bad thoughts can ruin my life and character. I have learnt to “think big” rather than remaining in the darkness of confusion. I have engaged myself in constructive thinking and developed a positive mental attitude. I have learnt that to live a life without well defined goals is like moving in darkness and it can lead hitting the wall or falling in a pit and failure in life.

I no longer fear failure because I know that Every Failure or defeat brings with it a seed of success. In order to achieve the success, I need not to be discouraged by temporary defeats. I now take defeat merely as a test which permits me to discover the nature of my thought and their relation to my definite major purpose. I closed the door of fear behind me, and I now see the door of success open before me. I have learnt that there is no bad experience that no matter what I go through in life— whether it’s a challenging experience or a pleasurable one — every experience provides me something of value if I look for it. I now see obstacles as opportunities to move towards my goals. I have gone back in my past experience and found that each experience in life was absolutely necessary in order to have gotten me to the next place, and the next, up until this moment.

I have decided that it’s high time to use the tool of transformational vocabulary to replace my habitually disempowering words with more inspiring ones. I have eliminated negative beliefs like ‘I’m not good enough’, ‘I am not creative’ ‘it is too difficult’, ‘I can never get a well paid job because I don’t have a Masters Degree, Opportunity nocks only once,….I now know that the reality is that opportunity is a steady hammer on my windows and doors, a constant noise that I spend most of my time attempting to block out by stuffing cotton in my ears. This course has helped me to monitor my inner dialogue and match my thoughts to what I want and intend and want to create. For example, instead of thinking that ‘I’ve been always poor; I was raised on shortage and scarcity; I will remain poor’- I have rather directed my thoughts and think that ‘I intend to attract wealth and prosperity in unlimited abundance’. I have learnt that disempoering words are our traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt’. I now select the words I use on a daily basis because I have learnt that words have the capacity to attract either positive or negative vibrations that can have either positive or negative impact on my life depending on my choice. I now avoid the use of the words and expressions that attract what I do not want. I have eliminated words like don’t, not and no in my vocabulary (e.g. don’t panic, don’t forget etc) Now, instead of saying don’t panic, I use ‘stay calm.’

I have improved the way I communicate to myself whenever I encounter problems in my life. Whenever I meet any challenging problem, I consistently communicate to myself that this experience has occurred for a purpose and that this experience will someday provide me with even greater advantages in my goal to make a difference in the world. I now believe that every adversity contains the seed of an equivalent or greater benefit. I now take deliberate, conscious action to steer myself in a direction I have predetermined. I am no longer just a leaf in the wind. I have developed the capacity to consciously direct my life. I now create circumstances rather than merely responding to them. I am now being proactive as opposed to being reactive as I used to be. I now take a failure as an opportunity to learn from and keep trying until I achieve my success instead of lamenting on the past failures. I now know that failure in life is sometimes bound to happen along the road to success but I don’t take it as complete defeat. I take failure as an inspiration to try again with renewed confidence and determination and learn from the mistakes that had led me to that failure. I have turned my stumbling blocks into stepping stones. I have discovered that temporary failure is just with some seeds of success. I can now benefit from everything that happens to me, positive or negative, I move upward and onward toward achieving my major definite purpose. Now, whenever I meet any obstacles that happen to make me seem ‘failing’ to achieve my goals, instead of worrying about these obstacles, I take them to be there for a purpose. I take them as an opportunity to serve as a lesson on how I can adjust and move forward to achieve my goal in a better way. I no longer treat defeat as complete failure. I instead treat it as a lesson to correct a mistake that has been made in pursuit of my purpose.

Overcoming self-limiting beliefs and self-imposed limitations was the biggest obstacle standing between me and the realization of my full potential. I have cast off all the self-limiting beliefs and accepted that I am an extraordinarily capable and talented person. I have developed a perfect system of self analysis and this assisted me to know what has been standing between me and the success during my past years. I now spend more time analyzing my weaknesses and less time building alibis to cover them. I have realized that all the riches and all the material goods that I acquire through my efforts begin with me having a clear, concise picture of what I seek. I have stopped blaming others as the causes of my failure but analyze my weaknesses to eradicate them. I now feel happier and at peace with myself when I'm actually doing something or have some sort of goal that I need to achieve at the end of a certain period, this is the time that I feel that my life is actually good for something. I have started creating a better world by first analyzing my weaknesses. I no longer blame others for my failure. I am now able to define my direction in life. I no longer believe that success in life is mere luck.

I now live in an attitude of positive expectancy, knowing that everything that happens in my life benefits me in some way. I know really what winning means. I take the talent and the potential that I was born with, develop it and use it fully towards success and winning. I now view happiness as the natural experience of winning my own self-respect, as well as the respect of others. I now understand that winning begins with feeling good about myself, referring to myself in positive terms, and seeing myself as a winner.

I now see my life as a miracle unfolding everyday and I am living on purpose. I now trust in my own unique ability to create in my mind anything that I choose. I have now aligned my life with love, harmony, giving, sharing, peace and forgiveness. I have a strong will that won’t permit anything to interfere with achieving my inner desire. I have developed a never-give-up attitude combined with an internal picture that will propel me toward fulfilling my dreams. I have become someone with intention. I am now proud of my ability to recognize and take the advantage of opportunities that arise, which opportunities have been passing unnoticed. I can now examine any and all self-imposed obstacles that need to be challenged and eradicated as I work a new at living and breathing this power of intention that was placed in my heart before my heart was even formed. I have eradicated all self imposed roadblocks that have been hindering me to achieve my goals. I have improved my communication techniques. I have also transformed the thinking, language and moralistic judgments that have been keeping me from enriching relationships that I dream of

I am now capable of accomplishing any goals I set for myself. The regular and systematic practicing of goal setting will take me from poverty to prosperity, from frustration to fulfillment, from underachievement to success and satisfaction. I have discovered that living without clear goals is like driving in a thick fog. No matter how powerful or well engineered my car, I drive slowly, hesitantly, making little progress on even the smoothest road. When I was living without goals before taking this course, I was like a person moving in darkness and my life was at risk of failure but now I am risk free because I know where I am heading. I have decided to act upon my goals and to clear the fog immediately.

In conclusion, I am now an appreciator rather than a depreciator of everything that shows up in my life. I now know why I am here, I know that I am more than an encapsulated collection of bones, blood and organs in a black skin and hair covered body. I now live with a purpose and choose to avoid being detracted by demands of the ego, I now have great reverence for the world of Spirit, and commune with the Source, and I stay inspired.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Quality leadership values that transformed my life were learnt while studying at the International Institute for Global Leadership, I graduated in 2009, presently I am given the opportunity to practically lead the organization as the board president and also leading an organisation in Nigeria.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It all started when i gained admission into the university, i was firstly surprised with the free books, which prizes are less than a token. writing assessment has greatly increased my speed in typing and my vocabulary of expression. through the IIGL regular news latter, i have been able to read and learn through the experience of other people, creating friends around the world is another benefit i cannot forget.
i still cannot fathom the generosity behind this free education.
GOD BLESS IIGL

Advisor

Rating: 5

I began mentoring in 2003 shortly after IIGL was formed. Over the years, it has been an enriching experience both as a volunteer and since 2013 as Director. I view IIGL as one global family; even though we are thousands of miles apart; we are connected by our mission to serve as like minded leaders. I am proud of and for our students who demonstrate that "one book can change one's life!" Check us out at: www.global-leadership.com