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One sure way to know you are successful…

I remember some years back when a particular question haunted me. It followed me everywhere I went and showed up in everything I did. I was working hard, earning more but yet I didn’t feel fulfilled, so I needed to know the signs to look out for, I needed to be able to know what IT would mean on the inside before it became evident to others. I needed to know what the criteria was to be among them, I needed to know the milestones to work towards, I needed a vision for what it looked like so I would know when I achieved it, that was when my search began…

I needed to answer the question – WHAT DOES SUCCESS MEAN TO ME?

Here are a few things I found out;

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WHO DO YOU NEED TO BECOME TO ACHIEVE YOUR 2020 GOALS?

It is the start of a new year and also the start of a new decade in a few days which you must have being constantly reminded of (except you live under a rock), from various quarters – vision board and goal setting enthusiasts, the media and even religious places of worship.

Everyone wants to show you how to plan for the New Year, how to set goals (make them even bigger and better to reflect the size of the decade), others genuinely do not want you to give up on your dreams by the 3rd week in January as most fitness goals meet their end. Continue reading “WHO DO YOU NEED TO BECOME TO ACHIEVE YOUR 2020 GOALS?”

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Am I good enough?

Welcome to our first review from our 4th anniversary celebration ‘Choose our next book

Wow! I am excited! I enjoyed a book that I didn’t pick myself! LOL! Typically, I wouldn’t want to be saddled with the commitment of reading a book chosen by someone which may end up being drab but as I am finding out, life is a mixture of good and bad; and to get the good, you have to be willing to get some of the bad too.

Welcome to our first autobiography at Tosansreviews!

MICH

BECOMING | MICHELLE OBAMA | PENGUIN-VIKING | 2018 | 426 PAGES

BECOMING by Michelle Obama was chosen by our loyal follower and reader – Jesmine Onyeukwu, who is an enthusiastic fan of the Obamas. Note, I said Obamas because even though I asked for just one book, she offered two – both by Obama – Becoming by Michelle Obama and The Audacity of Hope by Barack Obama! Of course, BECOMING Michelle Obama got chosen.

In the book, Michelle Obama is telling her own story. It’s a lot of stories in one. A story of self-awareness, a story about what it means to be different, a story of race, a story of love, a story of family, a story of motherhood, a story of overcoming, a story of finding herself, a story of finding her voice and a story of using it – her voice.

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Women: made for more than the ‘other’ room (2019)

Still in the celebratory atmosphere of our 4th anniversary, meet our MOST SIGNIFICANT POST … and it’s not because I am a lady. 🙂

First published: April 4th, 2017.

I came across this book when I was on maternity leave with my first child, wondering if the workplace would still need me when I get back or if it was worth it to leave my bundle of joy for the hustle of work. It’s been 4 years since then and I am still growing strong in the workplace which may not have happened if I hadn’t read this book. It is for women who want to make impact and men who want to support that vision – Tosan A.

LEAN IN/SHERYL SANDBERG & NELL SCOVELL/ ALFRED A. KNOPF PUBLISHER/ 2013/ 228 PAGES

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2019: What do you have in your house?

Our most “Googled” post in the 4 years of blogging at Tosansreviews! 

First published: December 8, 2016.

Learn what has endeared others to this post and remember to share…

As the economic recession deepens, a lot has been said about the need for multiple streams of income. The real question for some is what skills do I need to create these extra streams? This book helps you rephrase the question to one that helps you to be a great part of the solution – What do you have in your house? – Tosan A. Continue reading “2019: What do you have in your house?”

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Do you know the Law of Significance?

What does Bill Gates, Michael Jordan, Oprah and Beyoncé have in common besides the fact that they are crazy rich??? They all have TEAMS that work cohesively to make them shine so brightly that YOU are attracted to them.

We know so much about the value of leadership so much now and everyone wants to become a leader. Apart from leading one’s self, leaders need a team. Behind every successful person is a team of people working hard behind the scenes to make the person truly successful.

John C. Maxwell, author of the 21 irrefutable laws of leadership understands that teams are an essential part of leadership and vice versa, that’s why he has also done a study of teams in his book –

[BOOK REVIEW] THE 17 INDISPUTABLE LAWS OF TEAMWORK/ JOHN C. MAXWELL/ THOMAS NELSON INC. /2001/ 265 PAGES

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The book has 17 chapters representing each law of teamwork. Each chapter has a story or research, or sometimes both to buttress the law being discussed. As usual, the author, John C. Maxwell uses easy-to-read English throughout the book and the stories make the laws stick and easy to understand. Continue reading “Do you know the Law of Significance?”

Business reads

Stop learning from your own experience!

Fresh out the university after my Masters, I was called upon to manage a business. A business I had no idea about. Yes, I knew Milo and other Nestle products and even the popular jingles but not deep enough to understand the business side of it, not to talk of becoming a distributor.

Well, I was told the training I had from selling in my mother’s small store as a child was an advantage 😁, and also I was up for the challenge, so I opted in.

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Choose our next book!

Yes! Finally!!! It’s happening!

 

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YOU get the chance to recommend a book to be reviewed by Tosan A. for the first time. This comes as part of the celebration of our 4th anniversary – Tosansreviews.com.

 

It’s been three phenomenal years of reading, learning and connecting with you through our book reviews. I am excited that you’ve been part of our journey and would like to invite you to join in our celebration. How else can we celebrate other than doing what we do best… reading, reviewing and sharing.

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A few points to note.

  • This is open from now till the 1st September, 2019.
  • You must be subscribed to the blog. Subscribe now by clicking this follow button at the end of this post. And oh, it’s freeeee!
  • You must have commented at least 3 times in the last 4 years. (that’s not too much to ask right 😋). You can start right away.
  • Books must be non-fiction (no novels); Business, Christian, Inspiration or Self-development (100 – 300 pages)
  • ONLY 4 BOOKS WILL BE CHOSEN, so hurry now and drop yours. (NB: your recommendation does NOT automatically qualify to be chosen)

 

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Thanks for your support and consistent readership always.

Now let’s begin by commenting with the name of the book and the author.

Tosan A.

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When God doesn’t make sense… Part Three

BOOK REVIEW: WHEN GOD DOESN’T MAKE SENSE: Holding on to your faith during the hardest times: DR. JAMES DOBSON: 1993: 250 PAGES

  • Establish your foundation not on ephemeral emotions but on the authority of the written word. Our feelings about His inaccessibility mean nothing! His word is more reliable than our spooky emotions.
  • Don’t lean on your own ability to understand, and most importantly don’t lose faith. I believe this is the most aggravating part of the whole saga, cos as humans we rationalize everything, and when we don’t understand things, we are thrown into disarray. We should not try to understand everything, we should aim to trust completely.

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