Friday, August 5, 2016

Preacher develops playbook on principles for successful Christian living

Bishop Charles E. Bond Jr. has developed a playbook of strategies to help people develop their dreams and goals in life. Those strategies will be revealed in a life class on Aug. 8 at Ridgemont Ballroom, 3774 Raleigh Millington Rd.
The “Head Coach Coaching System” is a play-by-play action plan “to empower, encourage and enlighten African Americans on how to empower themselves economically through their passions and how to turn their passions into profit.”
Bishop Charles E. Bond Jr.
Bond is a life coach, author, internationally renowned motivational speaker, pastor, dream strategist, recording artist, clergy coach, and master motivator. Now he is coaching others to help turn their dreams into reality.
“If BeyoncĂ© uses a vocal coach, Tiger Woods a swinging coach, Steph Curry and LeBron James shooting coaches, and Mark Zuckerburg a corporate life coach – and they are among the elite and top of their leagues – what makes you and I think we can’t use a coach?” Bond said.
Entrepreneurs, business owners, the church laity and hierarchy, and the general public are encouraged to attend one of two life classes – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A celebrity chef will provide a meal during each session.
Bond designed the seminar around six topics to motivate and inspire participants. Expect the coach to share practical steps to help participants develop their own personal playbook, which includes a full proof plan and strategy for success.   
“I will be coaching six main areas that people struggle with,” Bond said.
1. How to enlarge your vision:
“Some people look at their present situation and determine their ability by what’s around them instead of looking outside the box,” said Bond. “You got to creatively take what you got and work it. God gave all us something. He gave Martin Luther King a dream; Tyler Perry, Madea; Colonel (Harland David) Sanders, 14 spices.”
2. Building the right team:
Bond said this session is about putting relationships into perspective. “There are people that speak to our history, but don’t speak to our destiny,” he said. “You got a fat past and a skinny future.”
3. Organizing for success:
“Most people can’t complete projects, because they are all over the place,” he said. “They are not organized. They’re too scatterbrain. Wealthy people have strategies and plans. God doesn’t always give you what you pray for; He gives you what you’re prepared for.”
4. Time management:
“If you don’t respect time or money, you won’t have either.”
5. The mindset of success:
“Why pray for success and then plan for failure,” he said. “That’s an oxymoron.”
6. The power to see it through:
People don’t always finish projects they’ve started, said Bond, who will teach participants how to start and finish projects and achieve successful results.
The life class is for participants 18 to 88. “They’ve heard of coaching, but never experienced it,” he said. “I’ve been trying to find a way to help our people. They may want to write a book. They may want to start a business. They may want to live their dream. And dreams don’t come with expiration dates.”
Bond said the life class is a byproduct of what preachers are teaching in church. “I’m a Christian and I love the church. But the church is teaching us how to do church, but not teaching us how to do life.”
If parishioners don’t get life strategies, he said, from their pastor’s sermon on Sundays, “now you can come get some sound principles and apply it to your inspiration. Now you can get the application.”

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