Apr
20
2015

Hope or Expectation – which is yours?

Life & Living

There is a thin line of difference between hope and expectation. But as thin as the line is, it is very important. Hope is surrounded by energy. With hope, you get propelled into action. Expectation, on the other hand, gets you frustrated and disappointed if it doesn’t become a reality. As Seth Godin succinctly put it in one of his recent posts, “Hope is fuel, it moves us forward and it amplifies our best work. [...]

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Apr
7
2015

Long time, no hear!

Life & Living

“Bros, good evening oo.” “Good evening, my brother. How you dey?” “I dey oo. How about you, sir?” “Well, I give glory to God. E de ku election.” “Yes o. We thank God that everything went smoothly without fracas.” “Oh yes. Kudos to Jega. That man is a great guy.” “Oooh, yes. The guy really tried. We also pray that everything goes smoothly on Saturday, 11th April, 2015.” “You mean the gubernatorial elections.” “Yeeeah.” “Bros, [...]

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Mar
16
2015

Before I Die

In my environment here in Nigeria, it is quite unusual, if not abnormal, for people to discuss about death…except if someone has just passed away.  Some people actually believe that writing about death is an invitation for, or premonition of, death. If someone suddenly drops dead shortly after speaking or writing on the subject of death, people would start making all sorts of comments like, “Oh, he saw his death coming, that’s why he wrote [...]

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Mar
3
2015

The Power of Salt

Life & Living

As every good chef will confirm, salt is an important cooking ingredient that cannot be missing from the kitchen for too long. However expensive the cooked food may be, and irrespective of the number of hours devoted to its cooking; without salt, the whole efforts could become useless – and the cooked food rendered tasteless. When you sit in a restaurant and feel that the salt in your food is not enough, the waiter will [...]

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Feb
14
2015

Be my Val, will you?

That’s a common question today…Valentine’s Day. And the answer is usually, “Yes, Yes, I will.” Of course, you’re my Val. And our Valentine’s Day actually started yesterday…you and me…just the two of us. We arrived here at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, French Polynesia, yesterday afternoon. I could see the excitement on your face on our arrival. ‘What a place to be!’ you must have thought. I was exhilarated too! This is heaven on earth. [...]

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Feb
12
2015

Another way of looking at moneymaking

When you hear the names of people like Warren Buffet, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates or Aliko Dangote mentioned, what readily comes to mind? Money! These people are rich. But that’s not the only thing you probably think about them. You may conclude that, “Well, they’re quite lucky.” How wrong? Moneymaking could actually become simpler if everyone thinks the same way that the rich guys do. How? The rich see moneymaking as a form of passion. [...]

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Feb
11
2015

The 30 30 30 Exercise

Life & Living

One of the common questions that employers ask during job interviews is, “Where do you see yourself five years from now?” Sadly, most applicants struggle to answer this question. This question is not restricted to job interviews. Ask someone around you the same question to see how he first hesitates, takes a pause, and gets fluttered. This problem is as a result of many people not taking a break to reflect on their lives. Most [...]

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Jan
27
2015

Jesus is Right

No, it’s not a mistake. The title of this post is right. It’s not the familiar phrase, “Jesus is Lord.” This is about the Nigerian politicians. Jesus is very much right to have said, “Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.” He’s right…absolutely right. Otherwise, why would a campaign rally start with prayers in [...]

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Jan
27
2015

Difference of being Different

Not long ago, a lady gave a short speech on how to be successful in life. She spent half of the time speaking passionately about the difference that being different makes when it comes to life success. Pathetically, she didn’t say anything too different from what the audience already knew. So, it wasn’t a surprise that most of her listeners were busy doing some other things (chatting, checking mails, whispering, sleeping…) while she spoke. I [...]

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Jan
9
2015

Getting out of your Confort Zone in 2015

It is a new year. And this is my first post for the year. My main resolution for this year is to commit to innovations; reforming and remodeling all the way. That, of course, includes my blog posts. So, I decided not to go the usual route of advising my readers on the art of crafting New Year resolutions. As you know, that’s what most writers do in the early days of any new year. [...]

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