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Did He predict the Pandemic???

The predictions of the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on businesses and employees described here are apt!

What happens to entire classes of people who made average financial plans when faced with extended periods of very difficult economic times or decades of extended unemployment?

Grant Cardone

Sounds familiar? So I thought.

Just a few months into the Pandemic and most businesses and employees are really struggling; in fact some businesses are yet to get the resume operations.

Average sure doesn’t cut it.

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Life Lessons · Motivation · Self help

What You can learn from my long run this morning.

I run.

It had been a while since my last real long run.

At the beginning of the lock-down, running was more fun because I had lots of company from my family and other neighbors who either wanted to keep fit or just needed to get out of the house. I was in the last 3 weeks of my running program (even after repeating three different weeks to enable me run easier) It was fun, challenging and humbling. You know when you get back home and you stretch your feet up all day not because you worked hard for it but because the run whooped you!

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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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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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Christian reads · Finance

Have you ever seen a worried Bird?

At this time when the world is facing a pandemic, and the buzz words are furlough, salary cuts, termination, social distancing, crash in oil prices, stock market crash, loss of business income amongst other negative news, most of us are worried about the state of finances. This review comes at the right time to reassure us that we are worth more than birds to God and He will meet our needs if only we put our trust in Him and put Him first.

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What does Easter mean to you?

As we celebrate Easter especially in the most unusual of ways (indoors) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, It is a good time to reflect on why the celebration albeit a quiet one is important.

Easter is the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from death some 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ is the core of Christianity – as the name implies. We celebrate his resurrection for different reasons; today I share my own personal reason(s) for identifying with Christ and celebrating Easter.

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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.

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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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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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