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DO YOU KNOW WHY YOU DO WHAT YOU DO?

Sometimes I feel that we meet certain people at the exact time we are prepared to receive them, same with the books we read. This book could not have been timelier for me especially with the privilege of starting a new company.

The goal is not to do business with everybody that needs what you have, the goal is to do business with everyone that believes what you believe.

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What are Essential Services? COVID-19 restrictions

According to the International Labour Organisation (ILO);

Section 2. Definitions.  “essential services” means services, by whomsoever rendered, and whether rendered to the Government or to any other person, the interruption of which would endanger the life, health or personal safety of the whole or part of the population.

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The skill you love to hate but need to have…

Answer the following questions to find out if you are in need of this skill;

1. Do you earn a living trying to convince others to purchase goods and services?

2. Do you work for yourself or run your own operation, even on the side?

3. Does your work require elastic skills – the ability to cross boundaries and functions, to work outside your specialty and to do a variety of different things throughout the day?

4. Do you work in education or health care?

If you answered YES to any of the questions …

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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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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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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?”

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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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Focus on your focus!

More tips from Dream Chaser.

The law of least effort is about finding your true purpose and true area of excellence.

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If you want to achieve your dream, then you have to make sure you have aligned your strengths, habits and potential.
Strengths + Habit + potential = Dream success

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Dream chaser!

We all have dreams big and small even intermediate which we hope will all turn out to be the next big thing or bring us 30 billion in the account. So how do we know we are on track? Everyone has said we should dream big, others have said íf we can think it, we can do it (I can still hear it in Mo Abudu’s voice) so how are we sure we can truly do it or are ready to bring our dreams to life.

My first attempt at reading this book was over two (2) years ago. I was still in the intro section when I dropped the book sad & very discouraged. Some questions were asked to get the reader’s understanding about where they were in readiness to achieve their dreams (called the Dream Test) and as I scrolled down I could already tell that my dreams were nowhere near being achieved. I was sad and discouraged (I repeat) or let’s just say I was downcast.

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A few GOOD men…

In the light of recent happenings in the nation, we have to wonder if truly anything good can come out of our country- Nigeria; but like in the Bible times, we will always have a few good things to be grateful for.

From the humble beginnings to the Global stage, we truly have some good to showcase and export from Nigeria. Our book for the month will encourage us to be among the few good people left to showcase Nigeria to the world.

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