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Road To Success: Law Of The Scoreboard

David Williams

How often do you get a work report or Life Report? I mean those kinds of reports that will rattle the foundation of your existence. I got one few days back. The funny thing was, I knew it was coming but because of self denial and most times laziness I didn’t do anything about it. It felt like a strong wind brushed my face when my boss landed a big one on me, she said “Williams, let me tell you something I have noticed about you. You are willing but the body is weak”. That’s all she needed to say, my mind played out the rest; my inner alarm went off and within a few seconds, It felt like I was going into a subatomic state and my whole life was flashing in front of me. Each word in that sentence landed on me like I was in the ring with Anthony Joshua  of course you know who wins in that context. My inner peace was disturbed; I could feel sweat dripping down my forehead even though the Air Conditioner has been on all day. The Air conditioner couldn’t hide my sweat and that was because she told me the ...

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Steps to Personal Discovery – Tokunbo Fasoro

Steps to personal discovery

Today, I would be speaking to you about self-discovery. Have you ever taken a few minute to assess yourself – Who am I? What do I want in life? What makes me happy? This is the first step to discovering how successful and fulfilling your future will be. Here are a few things that can prevent you from discovering yourself: Fear of who you really are- Remember no one is perfect, everyone has strengths and weaknesses. Decide to work on your weaknesses while leveraging on your strengths. Lack of self-love- For some people while growing up, people around you or circumstances around you could have made you hate yourself, I hear some parents use horrible words on their children or compare children. This may have led you to developing a low self-esteem. That is not who you are- never forget that. The onus is on you to define who you are. Not allowing yourself to dream or be creative: Most times while growing up, we hear stuff like medical doctors earn more and all you are thinking about is how to be a doctor. Sometimes we are influenced by our parents to study a certain course rather than to follow ...

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Teach For Nigeria is now receiving applications.

Teach-For-Nigeria-Fellowship-Program-2018

The 2018 Teach For Nigeria Fellowship is now receiving applications. Teach For Nigeria invites exceptional university graduates and outstanding young professionals to apply to the 2018 Teach For Nigeria Fellowship. Teach For Nigeria strongly believes that the only true and sustainable path to improving educational opportunities for all children in Nigeria is by channeling and developing Nigeria’s most capable young leaders against the problem of educational inequity. We envision a day where every Nigerian Child will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education.For this reason, we are committed to mobilizing outstanding leaders who will drive the movement towards educational equity and excellence in Nigeria. We would like to invite you to take the next step of your leadership journey with us, to serve as a full-time teacher to children from low-income communities in some of Nigeria’s most under-resourced schools.  We are looking for individuals who: are ready to accept a challenge demonstrate interpersonal skills through their interactions with various stakeholders are critical thinkers and problem solvers set high expectations for themselves and for others demonstrate interpersonal skills through their interactions with various stakeholders actively seek ways to maximize their own potential are passionate and committed to the vision of educational equity ...

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Transit from Paid Employment to Entrepreneurship?

Are You Ready to Transit from Paid Employment to Entrepreneurship?

In recent times, I’ve had to share how I plan my finances with friends and they are usually intrigued like seriously!!! I particularly remember the look on @tokunbofasoro a few weeks ago when I told her my journey through my finances and how effective planning has helped me to not just support my family but also help me build a business out of my passion. Last year, I saved about 52% of my income monthly asides insurance for children’s higher institution and other miscellaneous saving. I was coaching a client last year who wanted to quit 8-5pm but had to provide guidance on how to make the exit smoother on her and the family. @iamtoyinakinlade once gave an advice to intending entrepreneurs, who are currently employees, to make adequate financial plans for their exit. This is so valid. People have left their jobs for ENTREPRENEURSHIP and what they got was ENTREPENURYSHIP. This year, as you set goals to start the business of your passion, come and learn the following: Few tips to put your dreams to test. How to juggle your job with your passion before you quit Planing your finances to support that goal Getting ready financially before you ...

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Android App and Website Dev. Certification Courses

Andriod Apps training

So you want to build your own apps? And you want to build them… from the comfort of your home… in your own time… without having to wade through endless textbooks (or online guides). Am I right? And let me guess: you only want the latest technology, software and techniques—because you’ve got big plans, big ideas—and let’s be honest… you’re impatient and you want to jump the queue? SoftBlue Digital Academy is an Android and a Website development Authorized Training Center and offers various training courses on these popular technologies. In this fast paced world of mobile applications, Android and Website developers are in huge demand. These Professional programming courses will help you and your children make a mark in the mobile and web application development and testing field. Apply now at softblueng.com/sda Call: 07069671225 What Will I Learn? Android Dev Course: Make pretty much any Android app you like (your only limit is your imagination) Submit your apps to Google Play and generate revenue with Google Pay and Google Ads Become a professional app developer, take freelance jobs and work from anywhere in the world Bored with the same old, same old? Apply for a new job in a ...

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Sell yourself well at a job interview by Tokunbo Fasoro

Get the Job

Are you experienced and job searching? Sell your self well at a job interview and Get the Job!  Are you an experienced hire seeking to move jobs? And wondering what the interview would be like? Recently employers and HR managers tend to use carefully worded behavioral questions designed to expose your biggest weakness during interviews. Usually, they ask you about lengthy projects, you have been involved in, how your role evolved, how you handled pressures and difficult people. Well I have a few tips here that will definitely help you.. Arrange your work experience so it’s a perfect fit for the job. We hardly look at job responsibilities these days we want to see your experience and your achievements on the role, so your Cv should be carefully tailored along those lines. Ensure that you prepare your responses ahead of time; you will need to remember and give specific examples of experiences in your previous jobs. Interviewers want you to be practical and relate every required skill to your own experience in the past. Remember to explain the positive out comes. Also remember to use metrics to communicate value Be confident in your self-presentation. Emphasize on your strengths. Remember your ...

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Don’t be AFRAID to MOVE By Opeyemi Komolafe

Its time to move

IT IS TIME TO MOVE!!!!!!!!! I have a dear friend struggling with his job. He has taken a break from his career to help another friend get a start up company up and running. He gave himself a year to help them set up systems and structures then he will pull out and refocus on building his brand professionally. Right now he is at an impasse, or so it seems. His friend and the other partners are the most disorganized, uncommitted, unavailable and under performing bunch he has ever worked with. It has been over a year, and due to their inability to execute projects planned and to adopt recommendations made he hasn’t achieved anything. He wants to leave and focus on his own career, but knows that the second he walks away, the entire company will fold up. Knowing that a sign of failure in leadership is if things collapse in your absence, he is seemingly between the devil and the deep blue sea. IT IS TIME TO MOVE From experience, I have learned that a lot of high achieving professionals are caught in similar situations. They hang onto dissatisfying, dead-end jobs because they are afraid to make a ...

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BEYOND THE JOB, WHAT CAN YOU DO?

BEYOND THE JOB, WHAT CAN YOU DO

BEYOND THE JOB, WHAT CAN YOU DO? I have mentioned in one of my previous posts how my mother sat me down one day and asked me “Opeyemi, if your certificates were taken away from you today, what skill have you acquired that can make money for you?” Needless to say, that statement echoes in my mind everyday. We live in a society that is basically focused of the number and variety of certificates you have, and this has driven the average individual towards getting more and more certificates/certifications. While getting extra certifications are good, it is more important to acquire skills that meet the needs of your current environment. Certificates are currently so sought after that at some point (a lot of employers are getting to this point already) the employer asks you at the point of entry, “Beyond what your CV states, if we employ you, what can you contribute to our team? What value can you bring to the table? What gives you an edge over the other candidates? What makes you an invaluable asset?” WHAT SOLUTION CAN YOU PROVIDE? The X-Factor that makes you different. Beyond the workplace, what solution can you provide, that will make ...

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The Value of SHRM Certification

Procrastination – Opposite Road to Success

After a couple of years of practicing HR in Nigeria, I wanted to change jobs and was looking at applying for multinational jobs but unfortunately, when I looked at the Job descriptions, I found out I didn’t have many of the competencies required and this would prevent me from applying until I became a certified HR Professional and today I rely on my SHRM-CP experience to help me solve problems. Being familiar with the competencies and knowing when and how to apply them allows me to take a more holistic view of situations, which enables me to provide not just fixes but real solutions. If you’re interested in earning your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, a good place to start is by becoming familiar with the SHRM Body of Competency and Knowledge: http://bit.ly/2gdFwCb #SHRM #SHRMCP #SHRMSCP #SHRMcertified #HRprofessionals Tokunbo Fasoro Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 7

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Tips from Warren Buffet-2nd richest in America

The second wealthiest person in the United States The second wealthiest person in the United States Saw this online and thought to share… I hope you learn something from this. There was a one hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity. Here are some very interesting aspects of his life: 1. He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late! 2. He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers 3. He still lives in the same small 3-bedroom house in mid-town Omaha, which he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence. 4. He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him. 5. He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world’s largest private jet company. 6. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He has given his CEO’s only two rules. Rule number 1: do not lose any of your shareholder’s money. Rule number ...

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