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December 11, 2018, 05:41:16 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Crowdfunding versus Crowdwasting

“The busineas where I worked was about to be sold, just because the management  could not manage the business well.  I posted my situation on Facebook looking for help to start a small business of my own, but all I could get is 2 likes and zero comment

So I sent 250 messages to my contact list requesting a loan of N500K. Unfortunately only 10 people responded. 6 out of 10 said they could not help me. And only 1 out of 4 who promised to help me and gave me some money. The other 3 gave me no excuse and never took my calls. In the end, I was left jobless.

I did not have any job doing for months. I walked in the dark looking for options and, unfortunately, a thief stole my empty purse with my ID. He was badly hit by a car in high speed as he fled and died without his body being identified. Only the bag containing my identity card served as a marker. The news the next day spread quickly around that I died.

2500 people posted on my Facebook wall how they knew me and how kind I was. A committee was formed by my "faithful" friends who raised N90,000 to feed people at my funeral.
My work colleagues organized themselves and brought N27,500 for the coffin, the tents and the chairs. I had to be buried in a coffin worth N46,000, but as they hastily bought it there was a man who sold it to them for N25,500 saying it was his contribution.

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December 08, 2018, 01:43:22 PM by Isaac Adeniran
The Easy Way to Get Whatever You Want

By Kent Sayre
Author of Unstoppable Confidence

In this article, you’ll discover how to get whatever you want. I’m going to give you specific principles that, when applied, cause near miraculous results in your life. After you become very clear in what you want, you can go after it in an all-out manner.

For whatever you want, it’s going to come from someone or someplace else. Think about that right now. You want more money? It’s going to come from your company, your customers, your clients, or whomever. You want more love? It’s going to come from your parents, your significant other, your kids, etc. You want more appreciation? It’s going to come from your co-workers, your boss, your significant other, your peers, etc. No matter what you want, it’s going to come from someone or someplace else.

Since whatever you want originates elsewhere, first figure out how to give it first. Here’s one of my top rules:

The Easy Way to Get Whatever You Want
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December 05, 2018, 10:15:39 AM by Isaac Adeniran
6 tips that can help you become who you want to be

Dr. Joe Vitale, motivational speaker and author, often says: "the fastest way to get where you want is to be happy with where you are."

Believe it or not, this mindset works! It may take some changes and soul searching on your part, but in the end, it'll be more than worth it to adopt this positive mentality.

While you should strive to make your dreams come true, concentrate, also, on yourself and your journey. When you spend less time wishing things were different and more time accepting what you've got, you've already found a sense of peace and happiness right there.

6 tips that can help you become who you want to be right now:

1. Feel gratitude. When you concentrate on the big picture, it's easier to exhibit feelings of gratitude. When you're grateful, you remain positive and appreciative of every joyful moment in life.

6 tips that can help you become who you want to be
clip Top 25 Motivational Quotes from Self-Made Billionaires
December 05, 2018, 09:33:20 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Top 25 Motivational Quotes from Self-Made Billionaires

By Dan Dzombak
Source: The Motley Fool

Great quotes help motivate me to keep learning on my journey of self-improvement. One of my favorite sources of quotes to turn to is from self-made billionaires, as they have spent their lives working through failure, and have come out on top. They often have wisdom to impart.

For those days when you need an extra pick-me-up, here are the best motivational quotes from some of the greatest entrepreneurs in history.

1. "People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents." -- Andrew Carnegie

2. "The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." -- Walt Disney

3. "It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- J. K. Rowling

MindTrip Magazine4. "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal." -- Henry Ford

5. "You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over." -- Richard Branson

Top 25 Motivational Quotes from Self-Made Billionaires
clip How To Know If You're A Highly Evolved Being
November 28, 2018, 02:20:44 PM by omonaija
How To Know If You're A Highly Evolved Being


Neale Donald Walsch, the New York Times Bestselling author of Conversations with God, shares the 7 principles and characteristics of Highly Evolved Beings

By Neale Donald Walsch / Awaken the Species

You might have noticed how divided and chaotic the world seems right now. It's loud. Angry. Fearful. Hectic. But people are starting to wake up to the fact that we as a global society cannot continue living the way we have been.

Have you ever asked the Universe, "Why do we keep reliving the same problems?"

Neale Donald Walsch, modern day spiritual messenger and the New York Times Bestselling author of Conversations with God, received an answer.

This message not only answered how we got to this point as a species (turns out human beings aren't inherently mean or cruel), it also described humanity's next evolutionary leap — which requires more people to develop into Highly Evolved Beings (HEBs). Neale estimates that HEBs make up only 5% of the world's population currently, but the population is growing exponentially.

So how do HEBs differ from the unawakened or unconscious individuals?

Neale Donald WalschHighly Evolved Beings embrace principles and actions that end with the best outcomes for all. No person is left behind or looked at as a stranger. And their societies emphasize love and collaboration rather than competition or fear.

Are you wondering if you're part of the awakened species?

Below are 7 principles and characteristics that HEBs follow. And you can check out Neale's new Masterclass on how to take the next step in your spiritual evolution.

1. You Understand There's More To Life Than What You Can See

“There are those who say that seeing is believing.
I am telling you that believing is seeing.”

The ultimate truth about the Universe is Unity, not separatism.

That's the guiding principle that HEBs live their life with. We might appear in forms; see the world in objects or individuals; and often define our life by who we are (and who are not). But ultimately, we're all part of a singular existence and consciousness.

And when you believe this, you start seeing the truth all around you: how our emotions, our actions, our beings, are woven together as part of the same tapestry.

2. You Bring Out The Best In Others By Being Your Best

“If you want the best the world has to offer, offer your best.“

When you’re a HEB, you act with compassion because you genuinely believe that the success of a friend, stranger, or neighbor is your success. You're not focused on "winning" or demonstrating your superiority to anyone.

Instead, you focus on doing what you say, staying honest, acting with compassion, working diligently, sharing, creating joy, and choosing unity over separatism and understanding over apathy. You embrace your best self — and naturally start to inspire people.

3. You Don't Experience Stress Or Fear

“Fear is an acronym in the English language for False Evidence Appearing Real.”

Neale Donald Walsch has said that HEBs actually experience different psychological phenomenons because they're able to control their emotions.

And why don't they feel pain, stress, and fear in the same way? They understand that things aren't going wrong, no matter what the news feeds you; they're going perfectly. The Universe is working itself out and unveiling a plan. And when you've awakened, you'll know that you don't have to interfere; you can just be.

4. You're The Divine Creator Of Your Existence

“Life is a creation not a discovery.”

Highly Evolved Beings understand that there's not one rigid, predestined life waiting for them to discover. There's not one true passion and purpose and vocation that the Universe wants them to have.
Rather, they understand that we are the divine creators of our own experience. You've been gifted with the free will to choose your own thoughts, beliefs, actions, friends, environments, career, hobbies and more. And if you don't enjoy one particular path? You can change it.

5. You Seek Opportunities To Learn And Fail

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

And where does this process of creating your life begin? Growth only exists at the edge of our comfort zones. As humans, we often let our fear of failure keep us attached to old but comfortable
habits, environments, and patterns...

But within that "risk" of failure lies the opportunity to build character, compassion, creativity, and a life that you can fully enjoy. If you don't reach for those new heights and challenges, then you can't evolve — and that means you've accepted the confines of failure instead of the liberation of adventure.

6. You Are Deeply Grateful

“There is no such thing as ‘getting to heaven.’
There is only a knowing that you are already there.
The irony is that most people think they have to leave
where they are to get to where they want to be.”

Most of the world experiences life in terms of lack and need. “What do I need? What do I want?” But HEBs know that lack, just like death, isn’t real.

It’s an illusion, and a self-created one like that. They know that their souls are eternal, so the number one reason for the experience of scarcity — the need for survival — is no longer a problem.

And when you realize that your divine existence transcends death, it completely alters your experience of life. Suddenly, you start to appreciate all of the beauty and abundance around you because you’re no longer distracted by fear.

7. You Value How You Do Things More Than What You Do

“Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living and when you life is over,
neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you are
being while you are doing whatever you are doing.”

We often overlook this one in our productivity-driven and label-driven society.

But the Universe doesn’t care about whether you’re a yoga teacher or bus school driver. The Universe doesn't really have a preference at all — because you are living your life the way you choose to live life.

And your soul? Your soul cares less about what you choose to do, and more about who you choose to be while doing it.
clip Why you must do new things and try newer ways
November 25, 2018, 01:26:01 PM by Isaac Adeniran
Why you must do new things and  try newer ways

Do new things, try newer ways and always be open to Change.

An  army  barrack had  four  soldiers guarding  a  concrete  slab  in front  of  the barracks  at  all times.

Different commanders came and went but  the tradition remained; the soldiers changed shifts guarding the slab.

​After 80 years, a new commander was assigned to the barracks.​ One of the things he did was to ask why things were done the way they were. ​

When he asked why soldiers were guarding  the  slab, he  was  told,  We've always done it this  way. It's our tradition.​ Our former commanders instructed us to do that.

The  commander was bent on finding out the reason for this practice. He went to the  Archives to look for answers and came across  a document that had the explanation.

The document was very old.  It had instructions  written by one of the retired commanders who had even passed away.

The new commander learnt that over 80 years ago, the barracks wanted to build a platform  where events could be performed. When the  concrete slab was laid, wild animals walked  over it at night before the slab could dry.​

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November 25, 2018, 03:25:26 AM by Isaac Adeniran
How To Control Your Emotions Effectively

Jill and Sarah are best friends. They do everything together, but they are also very different. Jill is constantly strung out; the smallest mishap will send her into a state of frustration, stress and shouting. She is affected by everything around her: the traffic, long queues, the mean colleague. Her mood and happiness are directly influenced on a daily basis by what is happening around her. Sarah on the other hand, doesn’t let small things get to her. She decides how she wants to feel and she is much happier on a continuous basis than Jill. What is the difference?


Managing your emotions is very much a question of choice. Do you want to, or not? So much has been written about emotions and how to deal with them effectively, yet many people can’t control this area of life. Why? Managing emotions effectively is actually like developing a skill or a habit. It is a way of doing something better, and as humans we struggle with change the most.

Changing the way you usually do something is not easy and it is even more difficult when it comes to emotions. When we are feeling ‘emotional,’ the last thing we want to do is calm down and try to deal with the situation pro-actively, we most often want to rant about what is upsetting us.

If we understand a little more about how our emotions work, we are in a much better position to use this information to our advantage. Learning to control your emotions can be one of the best skills you will ever develop in your life. Your emotions lead to the actions you take and therefore create the life you are experiencing now, every part of it.

Our emotional part of the brain, the limbic system, is one of the oldest parts when compared, for example, to our prefrontal cortex, which is our ‘thinking’ part. Because our emotional part is so old, and therefore an extremely strong part of the brain, it is understandable that it feels like our emotions run us and hijack our thinking at times. The average person’s emotional part of the brain is over six billion times more active than the prefrontal cortex.

The point is, your emotions will naturally hijack your thinking—this is a given—but there are still ways to deal with this.

To keep things simple, let’s look at what you can do to flip this situation around. Ignoring emotions, suppressing them or not dealing with them will come back to bite you! Stress and anxiety come from suppressed emotions, so if you think that dealing with your emotions by ignoring them is going to work, you are sorely wrong.

Here are four simple steps to start controlling your emotions effectively.

1. The first step is awareness.
If you are not aware of the times when you are overly emotional or overreacting, how can you try to manage it? It is impossible. Start to monitor your emotions and give names to them. Sometimes we find it difficult to identify what we are feeling. Giving it a name helps us gain clarity, which is essential in moving forward.

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November 17, 2018, 02:20:16 PM by Isaac Adeniran
How to Work for a Boss Who Has a New Idea Every 5 Minutes

    by Elizabeth Grace Saunders

You walk down the hall, head spinning — unsure of how to stabilize yourself.

You went into your one-on-one thinking you had clarity on your current priorities. You just left it wondering how in the world you would squeeze in the five new ideas your boss just dreamed up. You cringe when you have the premonition that an email with the subject line “another thought” might be waiting for you once you reach your desk.

Visionary bosses can be exciting, fun, and innovative. They can also feel overwhelming when there’s no way that you can keep up with all of their creative ideas.

As a time management coach, I’ve coached many creative idea people and coached many people managed by creative idea people. Based on that experience, here are some helpful strategies for managing up when your boss gets distracted by too many creative ideas.
Foster Mutual Respect

clip The future is already here. Are you part of the future?
October 23, 2018, 04:43:00 AM by Wale Adeleke
The future is already here. Are you part of the future?

Just 17 years ago, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo paper worldwide.  Within just a few years, their business model disappeared and they were bankrupt.  This will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years - and most people in those industries don't see it coming.

It will happen with Artificial Intelligence, health, autonomous and electric cars, education, 3D printing, agriculture and jobs.  Software disrupting 90% of traditional industries within 5-10 years.  It is amazing to think that Uber is just a software tool, they don't own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.  Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don't own any properties.

In the US, young lawyers can’t get jobs.  Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.  Watson already helps nurses diagnose cancer, 4 time more accurate than human nurses.  Facebook has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.  In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans.

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October 12, 2018, 02:19:16 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Dealing With Bad Habits!

After my last post on habits last week Friday, I’ve gotten a couple of questions asking if I really think it is possible to break free from some habits. Some are of the opinion that ‘it is a cross which individuals must carry; after all we are not perfect’

 Well, I may not know much, but I do know these – IS BREAKING FREE FROM BAD HABITS EASY? Not always.  IS IT POSSIBLE? Absolutely yes. Why yes? Because a lot of people have broken free, I have successfully stopped some bad habits and I believe anyone can.

So, I assume you already know that we all have bad habits in varying proportion. Some have less, others have much; some irritating, others amusing. In any case you must have listed out (on your own accord and with others’ comment) some of those pretty bad habits of yours.

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