Nearly thirty years ago, in a tiny, impoverished Ghanaian village, a young boy dreamed of becoming a professional soccer player and competing against European powerhouse Manchester United. Despite being told that he wasn’t good enough to become a professional soccer player, his dream was realized after being drafted by Seattle Sounders FC and competing against Manchester United, in front of 67,000 fans. At twenty-three years old, Michael Tetteh had realized his childhood dream.
Then late one night, an encounter caused him to give up the single thing that had defined his entire lifesoccer. In one moment, he surrendered to a new vision and stepped into the unknown. Was he crazyor brave?
Giftocracy takes you on an inspiring journey of self-discovery with author Michael Tetteh. Powerful lessons from real-life experiences, along with thoughts from trusted influential and transformational leaders (including Myles Munroe, John C. Maxwell and Zig Ziglar), will lead you to a new awareness.
Become empowered! You can transform and transcend the opinions, conditions, and circumstances of your life. Discover the gift trapped within you…and share it with the world
|Publisher:||Made For Success Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Michael Tetteh was born in the Volta Region of Ghana. His soccer career began early in life, playing for the Right to Dream Academy in Ghana before moving to California. Michael’s professional career began when he signed a generation Adidas contract with Major League Soccer and was drafted by the Seattle Sounders, where he played for two years.
Michael founded One Kingdom Foundation, a nonprofit organization that seeks to be a catalyst for a new generation of African leaders with honorable character. Michael’s vision with One Kingdom Foundation is to build a leadership school in his village where low-income kids can discover their gifts and leadership abilities, and make a difference in their world.
Michael became a certified John C. Maxwell leadership coach and speaker who leads businesses and individuals to set smart goals and overcome tremendous odds. Michael’s unique approach to leadership combines body, mind, and spirit to create harmony in the workplace.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Your Gift Is Wrapped. Are You Ready to Unwrap It? 17
Part 1 Discovering the Gift: The Purpose of Life is to Discover Your Gift
Chapter 1 My Story… and Why Your Story Matters 27
Chapter 2 The Genesis of the Gift 45
Chapter 3 Eden: Environment Matters 60
Part 2 Developing the Gift: The Work of Life is to Develop Your Gift
Chapter 4 Work: The Master Key to Success 71
Chapter 5 Living a Life of Purpose 81
Chapter 6 Sharing Your Gift 91
Chapter 7 Who Is the Greatest? 101
Chapter 8 Leading from Your Gift 109
Part 3 Give: The Meaning of Life is to Give Your Gift Away
Chapter 9 Developing a Game Plan for Life 127
Chapter 10 Passing It On: Legacy Matters 143
Afterword: One Kingdom Foundation 159
About the Author 167
Special Acknowledgments 171
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Michael takes us on a journey to discover something we already have within us! I finished the book felling excited, curious and ready to discover what makes me great. He is thoughtful, kind and inspiring! If you are looking for a road map of discovery Giftocracy is the place to start.
To know Michael is to know what the genuine heart of an encourager sounds like when it beats. He knows the struggles of life most likely more than what he's written but you'll not find anyone more open about his convictions and willing to share them than Michael. His life, his guidance, his encouragement to follow ones purpose couldn't be clearer as you study these written words. Be prepared with pen in hand because I know you'll want to start mapping out your own next steps as Michael shares his gift.