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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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Worry More About Your Name – Jimi Tewe

jimi Tewe

Don’t get me wrong… I have nothing against wearing nice things that are branded. In fact, I do look forward to wearing some brand items soon.. However… When you spend a lot to wear certain brand names and do not spend as much on building your name into a brand, it will backfire on you sometime in the future. The owners of the brands you are wearing invested in those names over years and today, they are reaping the benefits of their investments. Be honest with yourself, the way you are living your life, who will wear your name, or use your name or eat your brand name in the future? Nothing good just happens. God is big on brand names. In fact, He told Abraham in Genesis 12:3 that He would make His name a Global Brand. This is over 3000 years later and the name Abraham still rings a bell. This is the simple equation that should help you- Spend more of your resources on what builds you than what you spend on wearing other people’s brands. You see, when you become a brand, even if you wear low priced products, people will assume it is high priced ...

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IT’S OK TO START AFRESH By Opeyemi Komolafe

It's Ok to start afresh

IT’S OK TO START AFRESH… I recently did something very bold… I cut my hair and I don’t mean the cute little cut like the popular Ms Baker, I mean the really low, untexturised, school boy haircut. I looked at myself in the mirror and my first reaction was “Jesus Christ, what did I just do?” Before I finally settled on the actual reality. My hair, the hair I had nurtured, pampered, invested so much in was gone!!!!! I was back to square one. The actual truth is that in the state my hair was, there was no future. I was just bathing, trimming and giving a pedicure to a dead horse. It was a hard reality to face but was the best decision to take. Bringing this back to us, there are things that we might have committed ourselves to; a certain career, a business, a relationship etc but we are failing miserably at (in spite of all attempts to make it work), it might be time to cut the umbilical cord and start afresh. Lots of times, we stick with that flailing, dying, frustrating, destructive ………………..( fill in the gap) because we are afraid to start over. Read ...

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THE POWER OF PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT I met a woman at a salon and we got chatting. She was way older than I was, but we just connected and we began to converse. She is  a  senior manager in one of the  most prestigious Oil and Gas company in Nigeria.  We discussed on how she was always picked by her organization to represent the organization all over the world, attending and delivering speeches in high profile meetings. I asked her how she started out, and I wasn’t surprised when she mentioned PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT. When she told me how much she had invested in personal development, training, workshops and career development courses. She said anytime she was out of the country on holidays, she would look for a training to attend and over the years. She had acquired a lot of knowledge, skill and exposure that her organization had leveraged on, till date.   TIPS ON WHY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IS KEY Opportunity waits for no one: Opportunity meets preparation. If opportunity comes and you are not ready, it moves to the next person, so invest as much as you can in yourself.   Always try to improve on a skill or learn something new: A ...

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‘All fingers are not equal, must yours be the shortest?’ Tokunbo Fasoro

The first time I heard that statement from one of my mentors, I laughed and laughed but it’s just the honest truth. A lot of people find themselves in situations that look so difficult and a lot of people just give up at that point. I was chatting with a lady who was 34 years old and was battling with low self-esteem. She had dropped out of school and she said to me “I don’t even know where to start”. Given up on being someone great, she kept blaming her inadequacies on her past and has accepted the back seat position in life. I went on to share a book I read with her titled ‘Woman of Persistent Faith’ by Akiesha Keke Taylor , who after going through so much in life, didn’t give up, found her feet and decided to start all over again. Today, her story is impacting and changing lives. Keke refused to remain in that situation; she fought hard until she got out of it. I love the story of Jabez in the Bible whose mother named him pain, because she went through so much pain having him. As he grew, the name reflected on his life, but one day he decided that “NO! Enough is enough”. ...

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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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25Nuggets for Starting on The Right Foot in your Career

It’s finally here. “25Nuggets for Starting on The Right Foot in your Career” all Glory to God. This is a journey of over 18 months. It highlights “Secrets to Career Success, Breaking the Ceiling, Successful Entrepreneurship, The Exceptional Curriculum Vitae and Winning at Interviews”. All written from personal experiences and  the experience I gained on the job as an HR Consultant and an Entrepreneur working and interacting with young people. A very interesting and practical book for every young person who wants to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Made very affordable so every young person can afford it. It’s 1,500 Naira only. Of course you can decide to pay more or buy 50 books or more to impact the youths in your environment, church or in the universities. Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1

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Is that goal looking unachievable?? – Tokunbo Fasoro

I was doing a write up two days ago about my life, growing up, and I remember this certain period of my life when it just looked impossible to pass Mathematics. I just thought to share on how I was able to overcome that challenge with BIE readers. When I was in primary school, I wasn’t an extraordinary student, but I was always toping the class in Mathematics; I always scored a hundred percent. I remember the event that led to the day I scored 98% in Mathematics. The classmate who sat beside me asked me for the answer to a question, I didn’t want to tell her, so I deceived her. I wrote the wrong answer on my answer script and planned to change it later, but unfortunately I forgot to correct it so I lost the two marks. Serves me right, right? Back to my story, I then got into secondary school, but unfortunately, my school had no math teacher from JSS 1 to JSS 3. We just played during the math period. I was in boarding school, so young and naïve, consequently I didn’t realize or see any need to tell my parents about it. So I started failing math from first term JSS 1. Of course, I failed my junior WAEC when the school  ‘solved the problem’ by just bringing in a corper to teach us two weeks to our junior WAEC. How ...

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What Are Some Common Mistakes Founders Make When Pitching To Investors?

The last couple of weeks I sat through a bunch of pitches with a VC fund I am helping. It was amazing watching every one of the companies presenting make the same mistakes. Here they are: A. Get to the point. You’ve got seven seconds to make an impression. Seven seconds. That’s it. The CEOs I saw pitch all took several slides before they explained why their company was going to win. Worse yet, the explanations were not convincing. B. Too complex. You don’t need to explain how your product or company works down to the last detail. You do need to make it instantaneously obvious what your company does and why your company will change the world. Try this simple test. Give your presentation to wife or husband or significant other. Someone that doesn’t know your business. Ask them why your company is going to win. Better yet, just show them your first slide and then ask them why your company is going to win. You are in good shape if they get your value proposition. But, more likely then not, you’ve got work to do. Let’s say you can actually explain why you’re going to win, and you ...

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Push Your Limits This Year – Mofolusade Sonaike

Push your limits this year. I thought about doing Facebook live videos all of last year, every time there was something left to do, then there was the cold feet moments, me thinking about tiny details, “should I wear makeup?”, “should I dress casual or formal?”, “should I script it or just let it flow?” Then there was the struggle on the gadgets to use “I need lights, I don’t have that”, “oh I need a lapel mic” . Guess what? I even got the lights but I just never felt I was ready. Who can relate? Thing is, you will never feel ready? Entrepreneurs are doers , we really shouldn’t worry about looking stupid or getting laughed at (it can pain sha .lol ). Just get up, and do it! That’s how we grow. Share on: WhatsApp Post Views: 1

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