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Challenge #20

Don’t start before completing Challenge #19.
If you want to join the IntelliMen Project, start from Challenge #1.


Challenge: Identify an area of excellence and develop it.

Explanation: King Solomon said: Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; He will not stand before unknown men. 1 What does this mean? Basically, the man who is good at what he does will be in demand, he will always be on top, he will gain recognition and lots of money. Doesn’t this sound like an IntelliMan?

Alright, perhaps it’s not money and recognition you’re after. In truth, those who excel at their work do so because they love what they do. They love developing their talents. They know their work is valuable. They see themselves as problem solvers, as people who make the world a better place through their work. That’s why they are recognized and well paid – not because they seek money or recognition.

This was Daniel’s attitude. He stood out in a group of the 120 best men in the country because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to setting him over the whole realm.2 Joseph had the same attitude.3 Even as a slave of bad masters, he did his best and stood out among men, even free men. And he was placed in a position over them all.

Anyone can be excellent, even if it is only at one thing. Messi is excellent at soccer, Steven Spielberg at films, Jonathan Ive (guy who designs Apple products) at innovation. Bishop Macedo excels at courageous, intelligence faith. Obviously these men were not born this way. They discovered their talents and calling, believed in themselves, and put all their strength into developing it. That is why they are who they are today, and why they are where they are. Your challenge this week is to identify your area of excellence and begin to do more to develop it. You may already know what it is, and only need to think of ways to develop it. So, spend time thinking about what you need to do to excel in that area — to become an expert, the best.

If you are not sure about your area of excellence, first identify it. An area of excellence is normally something that (1) you have a natural inclination for, something you love; (2) you get compliments and results with; (3) is sufficiently valued by a number of people that would be happy to pay you for your work (so playing video games does not qualify… unless it’s your job).

Notebook: While meditating on this challenge, write down one or more areas of excellence that you have, and what you plan to do to develop one of them. Do at least one thing this week to develop it.

Official Partner: Speak to your Partner about your areas of excellence. Exchange ideas and feedback.

Deadline: You may begin this task immediate and complete it within a week. Then go on to Challenge #19.

Post: After – and only after – you have completed the challenge, post your comments – on the IntelliMenWorld Facebook or Twitter page, (not on your own page) and write the following:

IntelliMen Challenge #20 done: I identified my area of excellence and what I will do to develop it. (Add more comments if you wish.)

 Links: (when tweeting, use @intelliMenworld)


Verification Checklist

I identified my area of excellence
I did something to develop it this week
I spoke to my partner about the challenge
I posted my comments on Facebook/Twitter



[1] Proverbs 22.29
[2] Daniel 6.3
[3] Genesis 41.38-41

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13 Responses to “IntelliMen Challenge #20”

  1. TyeLovesGodNana 4 years ago

    Challenge 20 done: This is a really good challenge as it has helped me realize what i am naturally talented at. It has also showed me not to be afraid to express my talent to other people just because your scared of what they might think.

  2. Dear Bishop

    This challenge is a blessing. The work of excellence is good. Its how God also work. In everything he did(does), the work was not ordinary but very excellent. Doing even more whete you excel its a blessing not to you alone but to others as well.

  3. ike moeng 4 years ago

    IntelliMen Challenge #20 done: I identified my area of excellence and what I will do to develop it.This challenge was very inspirational and meaningful…… ll benefit my professional life

  4. IntelliMen Challenge #20 done: I identified the area of my excellancy and I am going to invest and polish it to develop my talent no matter the cost.

  5. intellimen 20″ done
    l know my area of excellence is doing the work of God.l love doing this job becouse its the only job l choose after having sacrifice everything.the only way for me to improve in this job is to obey and have fear of God in everything l do and also l must not stop praying for the people everyday.above all l must be faithfully.

  6. ramakau 4 years ago

    i found this challenge important,because someone who want to stand before Kings must be faithul ,so must pray and be faithful ,and helpful to the work of GOD/

  7. Intellimen challenge 20 done# i have identified my area of excellence and its definetely in the work of God when im given a responsibility i go all out and ensure i receive positive results but will improve in excelling more

  8. I am good at mobilising others, making things to happen. Academic Excellence. Most outstanding one is valuing others sense of being and supporting them. IntelliMen Challenge 20.

  9. Guilherme Lucas 3 years ago

    Challenge # 20 IntelliMen concluded: I identified my area of ​​excellence and what am I going to develop it whenever it can not be just a weak, which gives me the most pleasure is to win souls, help the needy
    and this is what I have dedicated myself. the Holy Spirit is the one who gives the ability to serve better and with excellence.

  10. honest mwape nkandu 3 years ago

    Challenge #20 done:I identified my areas of excellence which singing and comedy.naturally I’m born with this gift of making people laugh but I need to develop it and make it as a life style. I also have the talent of singing of which I know it and I’m doing something about it,I’m studing music and at the same I’m in a praise team which will perfect me.

  11. Andile Luvuno 3 years ago

    IntelliMen challenge #20 done
    Places were Im excellent is playing musical instruments craft work (any handy work) and I’m kinda funny able to crack a joke for people around and especially my girlfriend and I’m very intelligent
    Thank you

  12. David Lahai 3 years ago

    IntelliMen Challenge #20 done: I identified my area in which i excell in which is singing and will overcome my shyness by improving it as well

  13. Intellimen challenge #20done,i have learned that u can not do all thngs at the same time and excel in them but rather one and become proffessonal in it and do with love and u will excel in it,have been thinking about one thing and doing it but with dout but now i will make it my proffeson and shine in it, this great and thanks Bishop.