Jun
18
2015

People get…

Life & Living

Yes, people get killed – by crazy drivers, by crazy robbers, by crazy kidnappers, by crazy terrorists… People get raped – by crazy guys, by crazy gals, by crazy banks, by crazy politicians, by crazy traders, by crazy employers, by crazy staff… People get mad. People get sick. People get hurt. People get shot. People get all sorts of bad things. And it seems the bad things around outnumber the good things available. You don’t [...]

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Jun
16
2015

That Jack Canfield’s “101 Lifetime Goals” List

On March 16, 2015, I wrote about the things I will like to achieve before I die (http://megainsights.com/before-i-die/) Unknown to me, one of my mentors, Jack Canfield, would be writing about his own lifetime goals some two months after. He did in his post of May 13th, 2015 which he titled, My “101 Lifetime Goals” list and why you should have one, too (http://jackcanfield.com/my-101-lifetime-goals-list-and-why-you-should-have-one-too/) To say that I am enthralled by Jack’s list would be a gross understatement. I am [...]

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May
25
2015

Ministerial Appointment Interview Sessions with Buhari and Tinubu (Part 2)

“Hello!” “Hello! Good afternoon sir.” “Good afternoon.” “Please, am I speaking to His Excellency, Senator Tinubu?” “Yes, Jagaban here. Who is speaking?” “Sir, I’m the gentleman who spoke to you two days ago. I’m scheduled for a Ministerial interview session with you today, but you asked that I should first call to agree time and venue of our…” “Oh yes! I remember. Please pardon my forgetfulness.” “It’s OK sir. I’m calling as agreed, sir.” “You [...]

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May
20
2015

Ministerial Appointment Interview Sessions with Buhari and Tinubu (Part 1)

Life & Living

“Good afternoon, Your Excellency.” “Yes, good afternoon. How are you?” “I’m fine, sir.” “And how was your trip to Abuja?” “Fine, sir.” “Forgive me for keeping you waiting since morning. I hope you can understand?” “Oh, yes. I very much understand your busy schedule, sir.” “No, I am not busy yet. My busyness will start from 29th of May when I resume at Aso Rock. Don’t you agree with me?” “Of course, I do, General. [...]

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May
19
2015

Of money, children, and peace

Life & Living

The children of my church are quite smart. At a recent ceremony (church anniversary), they placed three big bowls labelled “money,” “children,” and “peace” in front of the congregation. They then started singing and dancing; urging everyone to put money in any of the baskets of his/her choice. So, if you preferred money, you would drop money inside the basket labeled money. If you would like to have the three of them, you would then have [...]

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May
18
2015

Decision

One of the things that set achievers apart is decision. It is decision that makes great leaders who they are, and successful people who they have become. Many men and women have lost great opportunities to indecision, and they failed to reach their most cherished goals. Whatever your matter may be: Decide! Act! Make a move! That’s the only thing that can bring about a result. Bad decision is better than no decision; at least, you will [...]

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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

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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