Good day Friend.

Happy New Year to you! I don’t think it is too late to welcome you into the new year. I am glad to be here in 2014 and I believe you are too. I must say that it has been quite a while. As you can imagine, the demands of work have been enormous. As I write, I have just returned from a training session with staffs of a client company into IT services for educational institutions, and I must say that a number of things bug my mind particularly as year 2014 rolls by.

I want to briefly share with you what I have been thinking of lately.

Personally, I have had to plot my escape from the 2013 version of myself. This is no joke! I regularly see this guy making attempts to grab me but I keep resisting him. That is my past! He’s actually a good guy, only that he is not who I want to be at the end of 2014. What am I saying? ESCAPE from yourself! You cannot be who you want to be holding on to who you have been and all that you have believed hitherto. Know this for sure: You can never be a better person thinking and acting the same way you have been over the last 390 days.


if 2014 must end on a fantastic note for you, you must plot your escape from your old self. You cannot afford to REPEAT year 2013 in 2014. If you do, you would have simply succeeded in having a year’s experience two times. Some people are still living in the 2001 version of their self; so sad!

The question is, what version of you is living in 2014? If it is not the 2014 version of you, ESCAPE!

You are an Icon!

To your effectiveness in 2014,

Adeleke David Adekunle

Strategy Effectiveness Consultant