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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Finding Your Passion and Purpose in Life: Having Fun while you are at it. – Pelagie Egbane

Up until my university days in O.A.U,Ile-Ife, I never really gave any serious thought to what I really had passion for or what my purpose in life was…… For years I heard people say where your passion is, lies your million dollar. I heard so much about it, that I desired so much to know why God created me and what I naturally had passion for.(so I can start making my millions too)… The more I searched, the more it eluded me. I had people around me doing things, going into different businesses and I kept asking questions “ how did you know this is what you are meant to do?  They gave me answers, but it never really seem to satisfy my quest then. I started getting so hard on myself, I was so disappointed that as simple as it seems, I just could not place my hand on that ‘thing’ that I love to do that will yield millions of dollars for me… It cant be so difficult , can it? Of course growing up, I have had dreams of becoming so many things, from being a writer, to being a TV Presenter and then a Counsellor of ...

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Wole Oguntokun, a Successful Nigerian Playwright, Stage and Film Director Speaks to BI Empowerment about his Journey

The BI Empowerment team met with renowned Dramatist, Playwright, Poet and the Artistic Director of Renegade Theater, Mr Wole Oguntokun. He spoke to us about his journey so far. This interview inspired the whole team, we hope it inspires you too. Mr Wole Oguntokun is passionate about Nigerian youths and has partnered with BI Solutions to support us on our journey towards empowering graduates. We say thank you to Mr Wole for speaking to us. Enjoy the interview. Let’s meet Wole Oguntokun I am a Dramatist, a Playwright, a Poet and the Artistic Director of Renegade Theater. I am also the Founder of the Theater Republic. I actually studied Law in the university and I hold two Masters’ degrees in Law and in Humanitarian and refugees studies.   You studied law in the University and even have a Master’s degree in law.  How did you find yourself in drama productions? I made my way there. It wasn’t accidental. Everyone is born with a gift, I reckon, I was blessed to recognize mine after a while. I started with writing plays and then created platforms for putting them up.   Challenges faced while trying to get to the top In the beginning, very few people ...

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Meet the BI Empowerment Team

We are a young,  professional and fun team with a passion for youth empowerment. First up, we have Tokunbo Fasoro, we call her Toks. She is the Managing Partner at BI Solutions Nigeria, a Certified HR Professional and the Founder of BI Empowerment. She is vibrant, fun and loves to meet people. Her passion is to see young people discover what they want to become early in life and work hard to achieve it. Toks loves to chat with people and a chilled bottle of coke, on a sunny Lagos afternoon will win her heart. Next up , we have Ayo Akpewe, we call her Ayo. She is a Partner at BI Solutions Nigeria, a certified Digital Project Manager and the Lead Digital Consultant/Head of Operations. She has a passion for all things digital and you are likely to find her stuck in front of her laptop or any mobile device. A member of the BI Empowerment team who seeks to inspire youths to work hard , develop themselves and move with positive world trends.  Ayo is trying her best to live a healthy life but can’t resist a cold bottle of Teem.   Next on the team, we have Tosin Adekanmbi, ...

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Freebies: Win Free Tickets to Hangout with the BI Empowerment Team at the ABL Basketball games

BI Solutions in conjunction with African BasketBall League Africa is giving out five free tickets to attend the ABL basketball Double Header Weekend Game between Lagos Warriors Vs Abidjan Ramblers (6:00PM) and Lagos Islanders Vs The Stallions (8:00PM) at the Landmark Event Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos on Friday, 29th of April, 2016. #ABL #MoreThanAGame Here is another chance to hangout with the BI Empowerment Team. We have five tickets to give away and here is how to win : Answer this question by commenting on the blog, WHEN WAS THE FIRST ABL BASKETBALL GAME PLAYED ? Send in your comments on or before 3:00PM on Thursday, 28th April, 2016 with your email address. We look forward to hanging out with you all. The BI Empowerment Team Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 720

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If you can think it, you can do it – Tokunbo Fasoro

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IF YOU CAN THINK IT The first time I heard this slogan (If You Can Think It, You Can Do It)  was on a talk show “Moments with Mo” and I just fell in love with it. That phrase my mind set at that particular time. Growing up, I realized I had an inferiority complex. I felt everyone was better than me. It was so bad I remember a particular time that I thought Igbos were superior to the Yorubas and would always wish and tell people that I was an Igbo girl forgetting or even to young to understand that my name was a Yoruba name. I was always bullied in school, many times, my classmates would push my bed outside to the corridor and I would not mind just because I did not think I was good enough to be their friend and I wanted acceptance from them. I thought my self as a failure and unworthy of success. My mind was always pre occupied with negative thoughts until one day, my mom called me and told me she had been watching me and realized I did not believe in myself, what she told me that day changed ...

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A Message to 2016 NYSC Batch A Corp Members from the BI Empowerment Team

The BI Empowerment team would like to use this opportunity to congratulate the 2016 NYSC Batch A Corp Members who will be heading to camp today. First of all, we would want to correct a popular opinion that NYSC is a waste of time. It is not!  The one year work experience is the most important part of your CV to we Human Resources Consultants and in building a career both as a career person or an entrepreneur. We have a few nuggets for you 1. NYSC is the first work experience most graduates have, this is the time to prove that you are different from every other graduate. You need to work hard and stand out in your place of primary assignment. 2. Job responsibilities can be copied, we need you to get in there and achieve great things, initiate and Implement great Ideas that will make your CV stand out from others. 3. Do not go into a place and never leave a mark people can look back and say it was when this Corp member was here that he or she introduced this. A positive mark that will make people refer to you forever. 5. Aim at touching ...

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My Journey so far – An Ex Drug Addict Tega Omugor tells her Story to the BI Empowerment Team

I was reading an article on the effects of smoking and taking in harmful substances and I can only be grateful to God I don’t have any of those. I was an extremely intelligent girl in school, my teachers and family would say I was a gifted child. The sky wasn’t even my stepping stone at the rate my brain functioned. At the time I wrote National Common Entrance I was number three in the whole nation and my parents actually expected more because they knew what God had bestowed upon me. When I got into secondary school, I was still doing well but I had become a ‘gucci girl'( a clique in school) We were among the funky/cool/popular ones. In most sets, there’s always that clique. We hung out together, partied a lot and became very unserious with my academics. By the time I was leaving school, with all my truancy and misbehavior I nicely got 4Ps and 4Fs. That could never get me into any institution. Before then, I went for the holidays in Kano to stay with my older sister and so when I heard my result was out, I bluntly refused to return to Lagos because I knew my oldest sister who had slaved to send me through school will reset my brain ...

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Ten Ways to Ruin a Job Interview

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Five – Ten minutes into a job interview can determine whether you get the job or not. We – HR professionals – don’t need more than that during any job interview. From the first question, we know if we are going to hire you.  Having a wonderful resume does not qualify you for a job, it qualifies you get an interview. Both ends needs to be taken cared of. You’ve sent out countless resumes and have finally been called in for a job interview. This is the point where you can make it or break it. If you perform well, you may finally get the job you’ve been looking for. Then again, if you commit one of these 10 ways to ruin an interview, you’ll be walking away with nothing to show for it. These do’s and don’ts should prepare you for the interview so you don’t make any mistakes. DO’S AND DON’T BEFORE ANY JOB  INTERVIEW 1. You didn’t research the company. 2. You came in late. 3. You didn’t dress for the part. 4. You kept the interview negative. 5. You gave canned responses. 6. You didn’t ask any questions. 7. You let your nerves get the best ...

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How to Answer the Job Interview Question “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?”

“What’s your greatest weakness?” is the question that no one ever quite knows how to prepare to answer. This single question has the power to determine in one swift blow whether you are a potential asset or a liability to a prospective employer. Answering the Question Let’s take a look at what we don’t ever want to say first, and why. Never, never, never choose a weakness that demonstrates your inappropriateness for the job: The “Strength in Disguise” Weakness What do I mean by a “weakness that is really a strength in disguise”? Let me give you examples of such “weaknesses”: A. People Pleaser: “It’s important to me that everyone gets along in the workplace. In the past I have always gone the extra mile to help out whenever it is necessary in trying not to disappoint or let anyone down.” B. Workaholic: “In taking things to extremes, I have found that it is easy to get burned out by not balancing my time very well. I now however have a Day Planner to better organize and schedule my time, making sure I achieve a balance so that I can still be a valuable player.” C. Self Critic: “I feel ...

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Lagos State Re-affirms her Support for Youths at a Meeting with the Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Pharm (MRS) Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf

As a result of BI Solutions deep passion and commitment to the development and growth of Youths in Nigeria, the BI Empowerment team, on Tuesday, 19th April 2016, through the Managing Partner BI Solutions Nigeria, Mrs Tokunbo Fasoro met with the Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf. It was a pleasant meeting and the Commissioner was very proud of all BI Empowerment is doing to support Nigerian Youths. She spoke extensively about Lagos State’s commitment to empowering youths from all backgrounds, with skills that will help them move ahead in life. This in turn will lead to the economic development of the state and reduce crime rates.   As confirmed by the Honourable Commissioner, Lagos State has a lot of exciting projects in the pipeline for the Youths of the State, we look forward to being a part of this. A big thank you to Mrs. Uzamat Akinbile-Yusuf, the  Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development for receiving us today. We look forward to a favourable partnership that will result in the empowerment of many Nigerian Youths. The BI Empowerment Team.   Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1

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