Jkeysauthor, the former CEO of 711 and Blockbuster was asked “What was the biggest driving factor of your success that enabled you to work your way up and become a CEO of a multi-billion dollar company? 

He revealed three insights that he was keen to acknowledge saying…

“My gifts to you” 

You’ll definitely love the third point


People hate change.

Harvey McKay in one of his best seller books said

The only person that likes change is a wet baby”

Many people see change as a disruption, but If you embrace it, you’ll see that if I respond to this change and others don’t, I’m going to turn that into shareholder value. 

It was through embracing change that he turned challenges into opportunities and created value for those around him.


In times of change and uncertainty, it’s natural to feel a lack of confidence. 

However, Jkeysauthor highlighted the power of preparation as the key to cultivating unwavering confidence. 

It’s through thorough preparation that one can navigate through change with resilience and strength.


The hardest thing in the world is to keep things simple.

Alluding to Coco Chanel’s Famous Quote 

“Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance” 

He emphasised that true elegance is in simplicity. 

“I can’t lead if you can’t understand. So it’s up to me to keep things simple and clear”

Amidst the complexity, the ability to keep things clear and simple is a true art.

Jkeysauthor recognized that true leadership stems from the ability to communicate clearly and lead with simplicity.

If any of these profound insights resonate with you,

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We’re currently immersing ourselves in “Eat That Frog” by Brian Tracy and “Atomic Habits” by James Clear – two books that echo the wisdom shared by Jkeysauthor. 

These transformative reads offer practical guidance on overcoming procrastination, building empowering habits, and achieving personal and professional excellence.

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To your success

Micah Langat

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  1. Very informative and helped to embrace change whenever it occurs. Would like to be more informed and remain relevant. Thank you for the opportunity to have this.

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    1. That’s a wonderful perspective! A positive attitude can indeed be a great springboard for achieving success.check my new post on shame and steal some secrets for your practice

    1. Thank you for the kind words! I’m here to help, so if you have any questions or need assistance with anything, feel free to ask.

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