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Opeyemi Komolafe

BY OPEYEMI KOMOLAFE I heard this statement from Paul Foh, the No 1 salesman in Nigeria. He is a force to be reckoned with in the area of Sales and Sales’ Training. It struck a chord in my heart because a lot of us don’t know how to do this. You often hear people say “After all I did for him/her, look at what was done to repay me!” Paul used a tree analogy; when you plant a tree, as long as you have chosen a good piece of soil and you have made sure it gets all its nourishment, walk away and plant other trees. It is not normal to plant a tree and then loiter about remaining connected to the tree, constantly reminding the tree of your good deed because you are waiting for that tree to grow and provide shade for you. When we are instrumental in setting someone up in business, helping someone get a job, putting someone through school etc, we shouldn’t wait around and expect to reap from it. God is the rewarder. PLANT THE TREE (HELP) AND DETACH!!!! That’s where the dignity lies. That’s where the blessing is guaranteed. That is where the legacy is established. As human beings, it is only human and subconsciously expected, to reap where we have sown and to be hurt when there is no harvest, or if the the harvest is evil, but when you walk away and wipe the slate clean, you have no expectations and that way, it’s difficult for you to get hurt. By God’s grace I helped a young lady from a challenged background to get a really good job (some old relationships paid off) recently and she was so appreciative that I actually started getting embarrassed. In my mind, I was like “Please don’t use your thank you to cancel out my heavenly blessing.” But I would be lying if I said my human mind didn’t enjoy the acknowledgement and appreciation. A lot of us have been hurt by people we helped in the past and that has made us reluctant to plant another tree. Believe me, the pain is less when you have no expectations, that way, looking forward to planting another tree is just going to be second nature. The reward that matters is incomparable to the paltry shade that your planted tree can provide you. I speak to myself also when I sound it once more…….PLANT A TREE (HELP A PERSON) AND DETACH!!! Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1,034

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What Baggage Do You Carry?

What baggages do you carry?

WRITEEN BY SAMUEL IJILUSI THE BAGGAGE Everyone gets motivated by one thing or the other. I’ve come to realize that there are words or phrases that we either hear or read that hits our mind and causes us to react with physical gesticulation or autonomic reaction. Of course the most common is “Hmmmmmmm!!!”. Few weeks ago during my lunch period at work, I continued with this book written by Mrs.Tokunbo Fasoro that has been chapter-sized to different nuggets. I got to this particular nugget and I found my “Hmmmm!!!” moment. It was about baggage and she illustrated with a story about a footballer who became ineffective on the field of play due to alcoholism. Thereafter, I said to myself, “Samuel, deal with your baggage”. Every one might “Hmmm!” at some words they hear or read and yet do nothing about it, but as for me, it was a turning point. Baggage is simply weight that has no use but one still go around with them. There are numerous and countless baggage items every person carries around in life. The king hit from this book unveiled my eyes to see my baggage. Listed are some of the baggage’s that need to be ditched: Low self-esteem : I have heard many times that we are unique despite being millions on earth, but the feeling I get when in gatherings of high class individuals, is like the entire wind in the surroundings have been directed towards my feet. I’d be walking as though I might fall soon,  funny right? That is low self-esteem baggage and it is accompanied with shallow thoughts, fear and isolation. Confidence is more attractive than fright. I dealt with this by re-engineering my thoughts and believing more in myself. Identify the negative beliefs you have about yourself and dress the way you want to be addressed. Non-constructive relationships: Mrs. Fasoro said, “He who has your ears has your head”. This struck me. I realized, I couldn’t rise beyond the level of my company. I was intentional about this. Recruit who you spend more of my time with and note this, the way they think and speak will rub off on you. You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. Your association will influence the result you get in life, select them carefully. Poor time utilization: Time is an asset and it’s the greatest resource. You have to be able to control how you spend your time because you are the boss of your time.  I spent time arguing over football stars, but, trying to win an argument consumes my time and energy…….Guess what? You don’t get paid. You have to highlight unprofitable activities on your schedule and trash them. Replace with new ones, such as, reading, thinking etc. It’s possible to learn every hour of the day. Spend time on social media platforms you can learn from instead of chatting all day. You can be the master of your own time, it’s your choice to either waste it or invest it. Emotional baggage: Happiness and sadness are attached to our emotions and they have a role to play when it comes to pursuing our dreams. I had an interview with a popular bank sometime ago and I got to the final level of the interview. I had been in the process for a week, and just a simple question from the head of HR denied me the job, I was so hurt not for days,  but months. This feeling of failure is a kind of emotional baggage. Lost opportunity doesn’t mean it’s the last opportunity. Don’t be derailed by a great chance you missed to achieve your goal. Don’t live in the hurt of the past in the present, forgive yourself, set a new goal and move ahead. Many people might have read about baggage in her book; ‘Walking your way into career success.’ It hit me like a rock and I knew all I had to shed off in my life are these heaps of baggage. Let me pluralize it myself, ‘baggages’. To get to the place of your dream, you must deal with the baggage.   Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 100

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Job title: Travel Marketing Executive Client: Travel Right Limited. Location: Ikeja, Lagos. Essential Requirements: Minimum of two years’ experience in the Travel and Tourism Industry and excellent presentation skills. He / She must be a self-starter with the ability to network and be proficient with computer applications. Marketing experience will be an added advantage. Method of Application: Interested Candidates whose experience and competencies match the job profile(s) should send their resumes along with a detailed cover letter (mandatory) to on / before 5pm on Friday 9th March 2018, with the appropriate job title as the email subject. Applications with incorrect email references will not be reviewed. This recruitment process will be completed within 2 weeks of the closing date of the advert. If you have not been contacted within this period, please assume on this occasion that you have been unsuccessful. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted for interviews. Very urgent request for FIELD ASSISTANT (O’LEVEL, Sciences Only) Must be a Science Student and be available to attend interview tomorrow 8/3/2018. Location: Lagos Interested and qualified applicants should send CVs to using FIELD ASSISTANT as the subject of the mail. ...

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How Do You Deal With A Toxic Co-Worker

Toxic Co-Workers

Let’s start with reality. We all are going to have to deal with toxic co-workers from time to time in our career. I can’t say I was 100% successful with any of these strategies, but here is a step by step way to deal with a toxic co-worker: Befriend your toxic co-worker. In other words, as painful as it may be, try and build a relationship of trust with your toxic co-worker. Sometimes people act out because they are alone. Having a friend makes anyone feel better. If this doesn’t work then I recommend… Talking to your toxic co-worker about the problem. This is not easy to do, but factually, without emotion, explain to your toxic co-worker the issues you are having. Two key things here: Don’t gang up on your toxic co-worker. This needs to be a one on one conversation. You will screw it up, and you will be at fault, if you bring more people into the mix. Don’t expect your toxic co-worker to agree with your assessment of the situation. He/She is likely to disagree with you. Stay calm and don’t argue back. Sometimes a little time may do the trick. If none of the above ...

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Most Startups often Crash and Burn – TechByGerald

start up

I started out this blog post knowing absolutely nothing about what I was going to talk about (cause like I said  earlier on, I’m still very new to this), but then it hit me; the outrageous number of tech startups springing up these days, one would only wonder if its because it’s the “in thing” now or because they actually want to solve genuine problems, and it often looks like they “crash and burn” almost as fast as they are conceived. Most Startups often crash and burn as fast as they are conceived WHY NEW BUSINESSES FAIL A deep look into what’s responsible for this while communicating with various tech startup founders over time has revealed that; most founders are often distracted and only interested in creating “an app” or an “online platform” to do “so so so” forgetting the structure and tons of background work and research required to build a business (because tech startup or not, its actually a business), and just like every other business, there has to be structures in place, a very good delivery channel, a good business model, identification and marketing strategy etc. The app or online platform is only basically a leverage in my ...

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Road To Success: Law Of The Scoreboard

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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Who Are You? Steps To Self Discovery – Tokunbo Fasoro

Steps to personal discovery

Have you ever taken a few minutes 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. Self discovery is a gradual process, it takes time and consistence. 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 ...

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Teach For Nigeria is now receiving applications.


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 ENTREPENURSHIP. 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 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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