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Donald Baliaba

EP #009 – How to Get Comfortable with Discomfort With Donald Baliaba

Our guest on the show today is Donald Baliaba. He was born in Yaounde, Cameroon, Central Africa. He has lived in France for 8 years and in the U.S. for 10 years.  He is financial analyst by profession, and an avid sportsman.

Donald serves as a volunteer for the Youth Motivation Task Force. In addition to being a committed Toastmaster, he is also a runner who completed two marathons last year. Donald lives a happy and productive life.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Invest in your education
  • Have a strong work ethic
  • Be focused
  • Be disciplined
  • Education is a lifelong quest
  • A degree only validates you in other people’s eyes
  • Education goes beyond a degree or diploma
  • Observe and reach out to people who are successful
  • Dabble into what interests you until you discover what you are passionate about
  • Sometimes you have to be learn how to be uncomfortable
  • Learn how to be uncomfortable, you get to learn about your weaknesses
  • Family and friends are important
  • With discipline and focus, anything is possible
  • Don’t let your circumstances today determine what is possible tomorrow
  • Don’t worry, go after your dreams
  • Read and learn about emotional intelligence

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EP #006 – How I Went From Intern to COO in 2 Years With Frank Koomson

EP #006 – How I Went From Intern to COO in 2 Years With Frank Koomson

Our guest on the show today is Frank Koomson. Frank is a husband to his wife and a father to his baby girl. He grew up in Ghana (West Africa,) and moved to California for graduate studies, which he completed by earning an MBA.

Frank currently works as Chief Operating Officer for a growing Community Health Center in Los Angeles, California. In his spare time, he pursues motivational speaking and has inspired several youth groups and organizations to pursue successful endeavors. Frank embraces the challenge of balancing all the moving parts in his life, and lives happy and productive every day.


Show Notes

Quotes

  • Identify opportunities and prepare for them
  • Always seek knowledge and information
  • Get mentors and speak to counselors
  • Seek professional advice
  • The more you interact with others, the more you find out about yourself
  • If you ask the right questions, you get the right answers
  • If you ask the wrong questions, you will make the wrong decisions
  • Prequalify yourself for opportunities and promotions through your hard work
  • Always perform your duties to the best of your abilities
  • The more you know, the more value you place on yourself
  • Always go the extra mile
  • Give your best to every aspect of your work
  • Work at work
  • Plan your day around your commitments to achieve balance
  • Don’t be afraid to leave the good to pursue the great
  • Everything starts with your mind
  • Be more determined, be more focused

Books