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Apr
13
2014

Searching vs Discovering

I came across an unfamiliar word a few minutes ago so I quickly used the Google search to learn more. That’s what searching is about. We search for what we do not know or have. Or we actually search for what has been lost. Searching is quite different from discovering. In most cases, we fail to discover something that we already have. That thing is present, but we just fail to realize it. This is [...]

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Apr
13
2014

Money and Happiness

It is a common question that many of us are familiar with: “Does money give happiness?” Your answer to this question will depend on whether you have money or not. A poor person is most likely to answer, “Yes, money gives a lot of happiness,” while the rich is likely to answer, “No” or “Not necessarily.” I believe that money does give happiness to some extent. That’s because you can do a number of things [...]

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Apr
12
2014

Living a Meaningful Life

Life & Living

Earlier this afternoon, some guys caused a little traffic as they were busy exchanging blows right there in the middle of the road. There were broken bottles on the floor and two of the boys had already sustained some head injuries with their clothes soaked with blood. Cars were hooting furiously, and a small group of people gathered to enjoy the “free boxing match.” As I managed to drive past, I kept wondering why anyone [...]

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Mar
30
2014

The King, His Chief Adviser, and a Lost Finger

There once lived a powerful King who was feared by everyone. This King also had a Chief Adviser who was always with him. The King very much loved his Chief Adviser because of the quality of advice he got from him from time to time. Hardly would he take a step without first consulting his Chief Adviser. As much as the King loved this Chief Adviser of his, he actually detested him for one reason. [...]

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Mar
29
2014

A Push to Glory

It’s amazing how much we can achieve by having enough confidence in ourselves. Personal development experts often advise that we should think of what we can achieve if there were no constraints of any form standing before us. Think about what you could accomplish if money were not a constraint. Imagine what you could do if you didn’t have any form of challenge. But we all know that it is impossible to live a life [...]

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Mar
28
2014

10 Keys that Determine Your Success or Failure in Business

I learn from many business leaders and personal development coaches around the world. One of them is Brian Tracy (www.briantracy.com) whose work I follow religiously. On March 21, 2014, Brian sent me another of his ever interesting Success Newsletter with the above title. I read it twice and had some reflections. My rating of it is a resounding “Absolute Truth!” Today, I have decided to share the same piece with you (unedited) and sincerely hope you [...]

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Mar
20
2014

The Aches of a Country

Life & Living

“John, how now?” “Bros, I dey o; how is New York, sir?” “My brother, New York is fine. And how is Lagos?” “Hmmn, we dey here o.” “Hey, John, I’m quite worried about all the news coming out of our country over there. What exactly is happening?” “Nothing now, we are all fine.” “How can you say you’re all fine, John? How about all the deaths, rapes, and kidnappings we read about the country down [...]

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Mar
17
2014

Do you love me?

The question sounds familiar, right? But why do lovers ask this question so often? Is it to reaffirm commitment? Is it to be double sure? Is it to satisfy the heart that all is well? “All of the above,” you may say. True love, once given, shouldn’t be taken back. It should last forever, we all state. And it should be unconditional, we opine. So, when love is unconditional, it becomes unnecessary for a partner [...]

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Mar
9
2014

Changing your mind

Life & Living

As a youth, it doesn’t take you time to change your mind about anything. You could easily get out of an unhappy relationship; you could decide to move from one city to the other without much hassles; you could change employment; you could change career etc. You do so for the sake of happiness. Why is it not so for adults? What changes in our DNA that makes it difficult for us to change our minds [...]

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Mar
3
2014

Boko Haram Crisis Should Affect Life Insurance

Page 37 of ThisDay Newspaper of Wednesday, February 26, 2014 has a report captioned, “Insurers Say Boko Haram Crisis Has No Effect on Life Business.” Expectedly, the story caught my attention so I decided to read it. Basically, it is on the opinions expressed by some insurance experts on the raging Boko Haram crisis in the North Eastern part of Nigeria. The practitioners, all of who I know, and whose opinions I always respect, are [...]

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