book excerpts · Self help · Thoughts · Uncategorized

How to get BACK to Reading.

I needed to break the hiatus that was rapidly building in my reading.

I was struggling to complete a book! I mean, just one book!

I tried reading several books but stopped after the first few chapters for most of them; I could tell I was struggling. After weeks of hoping and waiting for this phase to end with me falling right back in love with my books, I decided to try something different.

I settled for something that checked all the boxes on the list below .

  1. Read something light – no pressure.

  2. Read something you like/love

  3. Read for 15 mins daily.

Read something light – no pressure: This was to break the ice. My default books are non-fiction books on business, entrepreneurship, self-development and emotional intelligence as they almost always leave me with things I could adopt right away. This time, I decided to try something else… I decided to read a novel. The books that endeared me to reading when I was a kid. The kind of books that leave you light, smiling to yourself and/or reading for hours without feeling like it’s some sort of work.

Read something you like/love: I like a lot of my non-fiction books as this site will show you, but right now, I needed to check out other genres that I loved and which also checked the first box – Something light – no pressure. I remember reading so many novels as a child and teenager, and I’ve had a couple of them on my shelf which I bought but didn’t read (they don’t solve as much problems as the non-fictions do; and I didn’t have all the time in the world – my thoughts).

Read for 15 mins daily: I mentioned this in my post about ‘How to read more’. This didn’t work alone this time as I started reading different books but couldn’t sustain the momentum enough to finish any particular book, which is why checking all 3 boxes was essential.

PS: I read my novel in 2 days.

I have finally completed a book and broken my streak. smiles

Sidney Sheldon’s “Are You afraid of the dark” did the trick.

I hope I’m back! And if I’m not, we check those boxes again and again 😊👍🏽

Get back to reading guys.

Cheers!

Tosan A.

Emotional Intelligence lessons · Life Lessons · Random · Thoughts · Unusual

THE REAL REASON WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE A HOT-STONE MASSAGE.

The idyllic view of a massage session with hot stones had been ingrained in my mind and seeing subsequent pictures of it in recent times, just reinforced my desire to try it.

But hey… as with all types of massages, it is not cheap and I wasn’t sure of its functionality (we already agree on its aesthetics), so I skipped it many times.

But like an itch that won’t go away, the thought of trying a HOT-STONE massage never left me, and so I finally braced up to do one knowing that I might not get the results I want but at least I would have checked it of my bucket list.

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book excerpts · Book reviews · Inspirational reads · Motivation · Short story

HOW TO USE THE MAGIC OF COMPOUNDING EFFECT FOR SUCCESS!

Many of us have heard of the massive impact of compounding when it comes to investing, and it is truly magical when you do the math. Even those in debt can testify to the way little interest amounts can become stumbling blocks to getting out of debt. Today’s book review shares on additional ways by which we can harness the impact of compounding effect for success.

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Emotional Intelligence lessons · YouTube Videos

No money to support others??? Here are other ways you can help.

It’s not every time you can give out money to help others.

It’s not every time you want to…

But that doesn’t mean you don’t want to help; It also doesn’t mean you cannot help.

In my video, I share 5 ways you can support others especially creatives without giving out money.

Problem solved!

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Tosan A.

Business reads · Finance · Life Lessons

Are you choosing Wealth in a wheelchair?

What is the point of being wealthy at 70 when you may be on a wheel chair and without enough energy to enjoy your wealth?

Wealth in a wheelchair?

I remember when I first saw this picture with the old couple so exhausted, they couldn’t make it through their tour of Venice. My initial thoughts were, Oh, I am not waiting for retirement to travel the world, I’m seeing it right away! but after reading this book, I knew I also wanted to do a lot more things with money WHILE I’ve still got the energy!

What is the point of being wealthy at 70 when you may be on a wheel chair and without enough energy to enjoy your wealth?

What’s the point of being wealthy at 65/70 when you may not be alive to enjoy it?

GET WEALTHY YOUNG SO YOU CAN ENJOY SPENDING IT!

Chill & hear what MJ DeMarco is saying in his book –

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Business reads

How to STAY ALIVE in 2020

How many people do you know that have passed on in 2020?

2020 is the year where I have counted up to 10 people that have died; some were professional colleagues, some were people that I admire, and some were really close to home. The number of the death toll keeps rising and it’s depressing.


Truthfully, not all of them were directly linked to the Corona virus but if I am asked to pick one common thing in all of these deaths, I’ll still say it’s the virus.

Whilst some of us have been safe from getting the virus, the side effects of the virus have not eluded us. Whether it is from businesses being shut down for so long, or the unlikely recovery of some businesses, the loss of incomes and jobs, the hike in prices of essentials, COVID-19 found a way to affect us all.

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book excerpts · Book reviews · Business reads · Inspirational reads · Leadership · Motivation

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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Emotional Intelligence lessons

Why you should be Angry at losing your job to Covid-19

If you’ve already lost your job; I’m sorry to hear that.

This is one of the hard hitting effects of the pandemic on businesses as a whole. Most businesses are either completely shut or operating only skeletal with social distancing in effect and with clients at home, there is not much income coming in. Employers are saddled with the hard decision of having to let staff go or adopt massive pay cuts to manage the situation.

As an employee who’s just been let go, you will be fraught with different kinds of emotions and this is to guide you on how to handle the situation so it doesn’t escalate.

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