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clip Dealing With Bad Habits
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.

clip Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners from 1901
October 05, 2018, 12:53:26 PM by oneluv
Full list of Nobel Peace Prize winners
from 1901



Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded.

This year it went jointly to Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege and Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad for their work in fighting sexual violence in conflicts around the world:

2018: Denis Mukwege (DR Congo) and Nadia Murad (Iraq)

2017: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN)

2016: Juan Manuel Santos (Colombia)

2015: The National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisia)

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2014: Kailash Satyarthi (India) and Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan)

2013: The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)

2012: The European Union (EU)

2011: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), Tawakkul Karman (Yemen)

2010: Liu Xiaobo (China)

2009: Barack Obama (US)

2008: Martti Ahtisaari (Finland)

2007: Al Gore (US) and the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

2006: Muhammad Yunus (Bangladesh) and the Grameen Bank

2005: International Atomic Energy Agency and Mohamed ElBaradei (Egypt)

2004: Wangari Maathai (Kenya)

2003: Shirin Ebadi (Iran)

2002: Jimmy Carter (US)

2001: Kofi Annan (Ghana) and the United Nations

2000: Kim Dae-jung (South Korea)

1999: Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders)

1998: John Hume and David Trimble (Northern Ireland)

1997: Jody Williams (US) and the International Campaign to Ban Landmines

1996: Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo and Jose Ramos-Horta (East Timor)

1995: Joseph Rotblat (Britain) and the Pugwash movement

1994: Yitzhak Rabin, Shimon Peres (Israel) and Yasser Arafat (PLO)

1993: Nelson Mandela and Frederik de Klerk (South Africa)

1992: Rigoberta Menchu (Guatemala)

1991: Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma)

1990: Mikhail Gorbachev (Soviet Union)

1989: Dalai Lama (Tibet)

1988: United Nations Peacekeeping Forces

1987: Oscar Arias Sanchez (Costa Rica)

1986: Elie Wiesel (US)

1985: International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War

1984: Desmond Tutu (South Africa)

1983: Lech Walesa (Poland)

1982: Alva Myrdal (Sweden) and Alfonso Garcia Robles (Mexico)

1981: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

1980: Adolfo Perez Esquivel (Argentina)

1979: Mother Teresa (Albania)

1978: Anwar Sadat (Egypt) and Menachem Begin (Israel)

1977: Amnesty International

1976: Betty Williams (Britain) and Mairead Corrigan (Northern Ireland)

1975: Andrei Sakharov (Soviet Union)

1974: Sean MacBride (Ireland) and Eisaku Sato (Japan)

1973: Henry Kissinger (US) and Le Duc Tho (Vietnam, declined)

1972: prize not handed out

1971: Willy Brandt (Germany)

1970: Norman Borlaug (US)

1969: International Labour Organisation

1968: Rene Cassin (France)

1967: prize not handed out

1966: prize not handed out

1965: United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)

1964: Martin Luther King Jr (US)

1963: International Committee of the Red Cross and the League of Red Cross Societies

1962: Linus Carl Pauling (US)

1961: Dag Hammarskjoeld (Sweden)

1960: Albert Lutuli (South Africa)

1959: Philip Noel-Baker (Britain)

1958: Georges Pire (Belgium)

1957: Lester Pearson (Canada)

1956: prize not handed out

1955: prize not handed out

1954: Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

1953: George Marshall (US)

1952: Albert Schweitzer (France)

1951: Leon Jouhaux (France)

1950: Ralph Bunche (US)

1949: Lord (John) Boyd Orr of Brechin (Britain)

1948: prize not handed out

1947: Friends Service Council (The Quakers), American Friends Service Committee (The Quakers)

1946: Emily Greene Balch (US), John Raleigh Mott (US)

1945: Cordell Hull (US)

1944: International Committee of the Red Cross

1943: prize not handed out

1942: prize not handed out

1941: prize not handed out

1940: prize not handed out

1939: prize not handed out

1938: Nansen International Office for Refugees

1937: Viscount Cecil of Chelwood (Britain)

1936: Carlos Saavedra Lamas (Argentina)

1935: Carl von Ossietzky (Germany)

1934: Arthur Henderson (Britain)

1933: Sir Norman Angell (Ralph Lane) (Britain)

1932: prize not handed out

1931: Jane Addams (US) and Nicholas Murray Butler (US)

1930: Nathan Soederblom (Sweden)

1929: Frank Billings Kellogg (US)

1928: prize not handed out

1927: Ferdinand Buisson (France) and Ludwig Quidde (Germany)

1926: Aristide Briand (France) and Gustav Stresemann (Germany)

1925: Sir Austen Chamberlain (Britain) and Charles Gates Dawes (US)

1924: prize not handed out

1923: prize not handed out

1922: Fridtjof Nansen (Norway)

1921: Karl Hjalmar Branting (Sweden) and Christian Lous Lange (Norway)

1920: Leon Victor Auguste Bourgeois (France)

1919: Thomas Woodrow Wilson (US)

1918: prize not handed out

1917: International Committee of the Red Cross

1916: prize not handed out

1915: prize not handed out

1914: prize not handed out

1913: Henri La Fontaine (Belgium)

1912: Elihu Root (US)

1911: Tobias Michael Carel Asser (The Netherlands) and Alfred Hermann Fried (Austria)

1910: Permanent International Peace Bureau

1909: Auguste Marie Francois Beernaert (Belgium) and Paul Henri Benjamin Balluet, Baron d’Estournelles de Constant de Rebecque (France)

1908: Klas Pontus Arnoldson (Sweden) and Fredrik Bajer (Denmark)

1907: Ernesto Teodoro Moneta (Italy) and Louis Renault (France)

1906: Theodore Roosevelt (US)

1905: Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner (Austria)

1904: Institute of International Law

1903: William Randal Cremer (Britain)

1902: Elie Ducommun (Switzerland) and Charles Albert Gobat (Switzerland)

1901: Jean Henri Dunant (Switzerland) and Frederic Passy (France)

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xx Here's How Highly Successful People Generate Their Own Good Luck
September 24, 2018, 02:36:24 AM by abejoye
Here's How Highly Successful People Generate Their Own Good Luck
More than a dozen founders and executives share their advice on how to open more doors than everyone else.

By Christina DesMaraisContributor, [email protected]


It can be tempting to look at successful people and think they've been luckier than everyone else. Maybe. But more likely they're just better at creating opportunities and opening doors. Here's advice from more than a dozen high-achieving executives on how to do it.

1. Perfect your ask.

"Leading a startup accelerator, I can tell you there is no denying the power of a great pitch. No matter your industry, role or goals, good listening skills are a necessity, but it's critical to perfect your ask. Have a well-honed standard for what you're good at, what you love to do, and what you're looking for, and take advantage of every opportunity where you can share that narrative with people who can open doors. Fortune favors the bold."

--Micah Kotch, managing director of URBAN-X, a startup accelerator backed by MINI, which invests $100,000 in up to 10 startups every six months

2. Learn by doing.
"Of course it's important to educate yourself by reading, learning new things, and talking to people. But in order to build a business and create more opportunities for yourself, you need to do more than just sit there, read, and think. You have to actually take action, test out your ideas and maybe even to fail in order to learn."

--Sissel Hansen, founder and CEO of Startup Guide, which has produced over 20 guidebooks across international cities to help more than 70,000 entrepreneurs navigate different startup scenes across the globe, with the first-ever U.S. based guidebook, "Startup Guide New York," coming out October 2018

3. Be curious.
"The best way to create opportunity is to look for things that capture your imagination or even things that frustrate you and find ways to improve them. For example, someone's impatience likely was a driving force behind the Nowait app for restaurants."

--Frank Poore, CEO of CommerceHub, a technology company that facilitates $16 billion a year in sales and helps retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, and Macy's grow online product assortments, promote and sell on channels, and fulfill and deliver orders

4. Get out of your comfort zone.

"A lot of people think that a lack of opportunity in their lives is due to a lack of luck. This isn't the case. One needs to make opportunities for themselves. How so? By surrounding themselves with other successful individuals, leaving their comfort zone, and living their best life. To become successful, I had to make my own opportunities in life, and I did so by living by those three rules. Successful people have winning habits and strategies. By surrounding yourself with them, you position yourself to gain that knowledge. Next, staying in an environment that you feel comfortable in is the easy way out. By not stepping out of your comfortable environment, new things will almost never come your way--you can't do the same thing over and over again, expecting a different outcome. And third, if you live your life as though you already are the successful individual you know yourself to be, you will find yourself transformed, and opportunities will appear as a result."

--Amitabh Bose (Ambo), chief practice officer of CPG, retail and hospitality at Fractal Analytics, which serves Fortune 500 companies including Visa, P&G and Unilever

5. Create space.
"Create space for new opportunities to enter. The most successful people in life do not celebrate 'busy'--the number of hours worked in a week, the double-booked schedule, the number of boards served on or events attended. Those who are successful create opportunities by creating space--by saying 'no' to more commitments and 'yes,' to time to read, to think, and to be curious. One of the most effective steps to take is blocking out time on the calendar that can be used for journaling, meditation, and reading. This space allows us to get our thoughts on paper, process information, absorb new ideas, and seize opportunities that others may miss, since they did not make the time. Put only one item on your to-do list: create space to think."

--Doug Johnson, Denver chair of TIGER 21, a peer membership organization with more than 600 high-net-worth wealth creators and preservers; board member of Aviation Community Foundation, strategic advisor, and investor

6. Manage your time.

"A key part of creating opportunity for yourself is learning the art of time management. Everybody wants a piece of your time, so you need to clear all the clutter out and let go of the things that are not important. When possible, try to delegate less pressing tasks to others, so you are able to focus on your priorities. Other times, when you are trying to get something done, you'll often be faced with a roadblock. When this happens, you need to be creative about your approach and think about another way to get around the issue. Obvious approaches sometimes can lead to roadblocks or even failure, but that can be OK, because failure is often a precursor to success. Don't put all your eggs in one basket, and be willing to try a bunch of strategies. If you fail, don't give up. There is always a tomorrow. Don't waste time focusing on the rearview mirror. Keep focusing on what's ahead of you."

--Carl Rodrigues, CEO of SOTI, a provider of mobile and IoT device management solutions, with more than 17,000 enterprise customers and millions of devices managed worldwide

7. Exercise outdoors when traveling.
"Running a global business I often find myself in a new city or country almost every week. Being from Switzerland, I grew up with a love for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and running. It's a challenge always being in a new city and figuring out the best outdoor park or running path, to keep active while on the road. With technology and so many online guides, I can easily connect with these passion points in every new city. These outdoor activities connect me to my roots, keep me grounded, and give me the mental clarity to stay focused on the business."

--Adrian Dubler, CEO of Foap, a visual-content platform that connects brands and marketers with its global community of nearly three million content creators to generate visual content to increase campaign engagement and ROI

8. Be a problem solver.

"Great opportunities often arise from a small problem, whether it is one that affects you, your peers, or your industry. However, more often than not, these problems are sometimes treated as an annoyance and just part of life. But sometimes, a novel solution to a small annoyance could be a groundbreaking product. When problems arise, there are two types of people: one who complains about the current problem and gets frustrated, and one who still complains about the problem, but also comes up with a solution. The second type of person gets ahead in life much faster than the first. At the end of the day, always challenge the status quo--the current way of doing things isn't always the best. Great companies have been built with this simple concept in mind."

--Aman Sareen, co-founder and CEO of ZypMedia, which has assisted customers in 230 U.S. markets, enabling 2,900 sellers to offer audience-extension advertising solutions in the $150 billion local advertising market

9. Solve toughest challenges first.
"Align the toughest challenges and problems to when you have the most energy and brain power.  This will help get the toughest issues solved and also make you feel a great sense of accomplishment.  Responding to emails and phone calls during your non-peak energy time allows for the right focus."

--Sally Poblete, founder and CEO of Wellthie, a provider of technology solutions for brokers and insurance carriers, helping thousands of small businesses choose health insurance options for their employees

10. Schedule time to take care of yourself.
"It's your business to take care of yourself, so that you can take care of your business. Whether you are taking time for yourself with a midday swim, massage, or simply taking a walk around the block, insert your time away as a 'business meeting' on the calendar. This makes your time uninterruptable and nonnegotiable."

--Sharon Rowe, founder and CEO of Eco-Bags Products, a reusable bag company with millions sold, and the author of The Magic of Tiny Business: You Don't Have to Go Big to Make a Great Living

11. Embrace envy.

"Sometimes my biggest issue isn't about finding the right contacts or time for new opportunities, but about figuring out which opportunities I want to pursue in the first place. There are times I'm not even sure what's out there and what my options are. To get to this answer, I don't just look at my own life, but also take the time to think about the lives of those I envy. I think about the people--those I know and those I know of--who get to do things I want to do or live ways I want to live. Embracing envy... helps me expand from my relatively narrow set of options and experiences so that I have all kinds of new, exciting ideas to consider and pursue."

--Deirdre Maloney, author of four business and life satisfaction books, and president of Momentum LLC, an international training and business consulting company that has helped hundreds of leaders around the globe exceed their business goals

12. Say yes.
"Saying yes means allowing room for opportunity otherwise unseen. When you say yes to life, work, or even love, you are giving yourself permission to explore what's possible, while simultaneously learning something about who you are."

--Tricia Brouk, award-winning director, writer, filmmaker, TEDx producer and the founder of The Speaker Salon in New York City, where she has guided clients to 10 TEDx stages, 15 keynotes, and hundreds of speaking engagements

13. Tell everyone.
"When looking to make your next move, tell everyone you meet where you are going. People love to help others achieve their goals, but most have no interest in helping you figure out what that path is. I made the leap from a banker to chief meteorologist at a national cable network to creator of a new umbrella by telling people about my next goal.  I am constantly thrilled with the amount of leads, ideas, and new contacts I come by just telling people where I am headed. Even if I don't know exactly how to get there, it becomes clear through following the leads of people whose path I cross."

--Rick Reichmuth, national TV meteorologist and founder of WeathermanUmbrella.com, which sold out of its first run of product in less than a month and was named winner of the 2018 Golf Digest Editors' Choice Award for Best Umbrella

14. Make time for deep work.
"With email, instant messaging, social media, meetings, and obligations outside of work, it is easy to get caught up in being busy. However, important opportunities rarely present themselves, and are rarely noticed, when we are busy. Find a time when you are most creative--whether it is on the train, in the middle of the day, or during a yoga class, and turn off everything else for those few hours a week. Set aside that uninterrupted time to sit with your thoughts or dive deep into your work. When you give yourself a break from constantly moving task to task, you grant yourself the space needed to explore new areas of interest, tap into your creativity and unearth the opportunities that will help you grow."

--Kristin Johnson, director of content and communications at Sprout Social, which offers deep social-media listening and analytics, social management, customer care, and advocacy solutions to more than 24,000 brands and agencies, including Evernote, adidas, West Elm and Edelman

15. Be courageous, overconfident, and self-disciplined.
"I believe opportunities are created when we are willing to speak up and do the work. This is why I value courage, overconfidence, and self-discipline over brilliance. How often are brilliant ideas unrealized due to poor execution? How many times is the solution locked in the mind of a person who fears being rejected or labeled unqualified? When we have the courage to share our ideas and the self-discipline to do the work, we will never have a shortage of opportunities."

--Jeff Ranalli, chief revenue officer at automotive ad tech company PureCars, which serves more than 3,000 dealers between the U.S. and Canada

16. Organize all aspects of life.
"It's always more difficult to take advantage of emerging business opportunities if things are out of control. If you're overstretched or unorganized, you probably won't be able to spot open doors. And even if you do spot them, you will likely lack the capacity to walk through them. So it's critical to stay on top of everything in your life: your relationships, your work, your budget, or finances. This organization affords you the necessary agility to both scout and pounce on growth opportunities. You'll have the relational support to chase them down, the bandwidth to dedicate to them, and the money needed to make them happen."

--Madelyn Newman, director of product and customer marketing at CallRail, a provider of call tracking and analytics to more than 100,000 companies and marketing agencies globally, which received $75 million in funding last fall


xx Should You Pay Your Sales People Commission or Salary
September 24, 2018, 02:33:29 AM by abejoye

Should You Pay Your Sales People Commission or Salary? Here's How to Decide
There's more than one way to pay sales people. Here are the two key questions you need to answer before you decide which model to choose.
By Bruce Eckfeldtfounder and CEO, E&A, Gazelles business [email protected]


If you ask ten CEOs how they compensate their sales people, you'll probably get eleven different answers. Everyone has a different plan and has changed it more than once. As a business and executive coach, it's a question I get all of the time. And it's not an easy one to answer.

There are two basic questions you need to address before deciding on a compensation plan for your salespeople.

First, you need to know what you can afford.


Start by figuring out the total value of a new sale and then back out your costs. Total value is the total lifetime revenue of a new account, less delivery costs and the related portion of overhead. I typically look at 6-24 months for most industries.

Secondly, you need to look at your sales process and decide who manages which risks.

I do this by determining the uncertainties in the sale and who is in the best position to impact these. For example, if pricing is variable and something the salesperson will decide, I want to design a compensation plan that make their compensation dependent on profit not revenue so they negotiate the highest price.

Once you have your budget and know the variables, you can look at any of these six strategies to create your compensation plan:

1. Fixed base salary
I've seen more than one company take this approach. Here there is a clear set of expectations and measures of success, but there is no variable compensation, just a base salary.

I find this works well when the sales team is tightly coupled and involved in delivery and overall company performance. It's also a cultural decision for your company. If you're a very collaborative culture, you might want to consider this type of model.

2. Commission on closed sales

The opposite of a fixed-base salary is an "you eat what you kill" approach. Here, compensation is totally dependent what you sell and you make a fixed, or possible graduated, percentage of the sale price. This works well in highly competitive environments where the sale is transactional in nature and the product is a commodity.

This typically does not work well when there is a lot of consulting, configuration, or customer services involved in the sale. Often salespeople on these types of plans will promise the world and leave the rest of the work up to the delivery team. Not a good formula.

3. Commission on lifetime value
This is a slight twist on the previous option. Instead of basing the commission on just the first transaction, the commission is paid out over time based on repeat sales by the same customer.

This works best when the true customer value is based on an ongoing relationship. This model will create incentive for sales people to close deals that will build a relationship, not just on the first transaction.

4. Commission on gross profit
This model pays a commission, but only on the gross profit and not on the total sale price. Use this model when your salesperson is involved in configuring the solution or the choice of customer has a strong impact on cost of delivery and service. The salesperson is compensated for choosing a good customer and selling them the right product or service that can be profitably delivered on.

5. Performance bonus

In this model, a salesperson has incentive to work more and harder for certain types and amounts of business based on specific sales targets and metrics. This could be anything from sales of a specific size, location, business type or target accounts.

I've seen this work well when a company has certain strategic goals and these goals do not easily tie back to revenue or profit calculations. I've seen companies, using this style of compensation, cap bonuses to diversify risk and clientele or to gain market share in emerging sectors.

6. Team bonus
This approach can use any of the above models, but the compensation is calculated based on aggregate team numbers, or overall company performance, rather than individual performance.

This works well when the company culture is much more collaborative and people work together to sell and close deals. It's also a good choice when there are different roles and services required for the sales process, such as technical engineers who help design and configure solutions for the potential client.

Often times companies start with one approach and evolve to others as they figure out what works best for them, their markets, and their people. In the end, the best approach is the one that delivers profitable clients, creates a happy sales team, and aligns with your company's core values.

clip Why good deeds and quality relationships should not be strangers
September 16, 2018, 02:03:17 PM by omonaija
You may never know the number of people who die everyday until death takes someone you know.



I met a man not quite long ago in an eatery and somehow there was a soulish connection between us and we got talking deeply about so many things, especially business.

 He flew into Nigeria for the first time after 20yrs for his father's funeral.

He confided a lot in me. I mean a lot. We agreed on the stuffs we would run together. We exchanged business cards and his lasts words to me before we parted was "Kenny you have an awesome personality. I like you, and will definitely keep in touch" Those words made my day.

I called him Two weeks later to wish him happy New month. He didn't pick. I sent him SMS, only for his wife to reply me much later with his phone that he died few days after my meeting with him.

That again made me wonder at this life. What is so special about this life that justifies the arrogant and pompous manner in which some of us live it ?

Why do some people live in so much hatred, envy, jealousy bitterness and rancour ?

Why the greed? Why the selfishness? Why the wars?
Why do some of us find it difficult to let go, to forgive, to apologize or accept apology?
Why do our anger last for a very long time?
Why do we practice so much witchcraft, quarrels and beefing?

Why do we live as if we are the "lords" of our lives? Why do we fight against one another?

Let's all live with the consciousness that ONE DAY, everything about our life in this flesh will end. The only thing that will remain will be memories,and whether or not they will be good memories is predicted on the kind of relationship we have with our fellow humans.

Call/Sms someone today. Check up on them. Pay them a visit. Know how they are doing. Wish them well. Be there for them. Say nice things to them. Be kind. Don't bottle up your emotions. Express them. Love. Care. Cherish. Bless.

We are all strangers here on earth, But good deeds and quality relationships should not be strangers to our personality.

Credit : Uknown author
clip The Facts Of Life concerning Success wealth and happiness
September 12, 2018, 06:31:21 AM by Isaac Adeniran
*These Are The Facts Of Life*

1. In life those with the Lion Heart get the Lion share.

2. In life only the Bold get the Gold.

3. In life only those with the Liver get the Silver.

4. In life only the Risk takers become Rich.

5. In life only the Brave becomes Great, Successful and Wealthy.

6. In life nothing happens until you make it happen for yourself.

7. Behind anything Automatic is a 'Human-matic' effort.

8. In life what you don't expect, you won't experience it.

9. In life what you don't desire, you do not deserve it.

10. If you keep on waiting for the Right Time, Right Job, Right Opportunity, you will keep on wasting your life…..
clip How To Start living and flourishing
September 12, 2018, 02:59:13 AM by Isaac Adeniran
CURRENT REALITIES



Dear All,
There is no doubt, things are tough in Nigeria today. To enjoy a healthy living and survival, it takes the Grace of God. In times like this, we need God for absolute peace of mind to live in peace and happiness. Be satisfied with the little you have.

Spend wisely and buy only what you really need to make you healthy.

Avoid conflicts in any form, many people are angry, frustrated  and ready to kill at any little provocation, patience is key, ignore trouble as much as possible, learn to say sorry.

Men should please control their anger, we know how hard it is to make ends meet, please don't take it down on family, let your home be a peaceful place. Don't worry.  We will all smile again. Your own is better because you have good health. Hundred of millionaires are receiving treatment abroad. Don't give yourself hypertension.

Women, endure with your husband. Don't  complain. Show love. Be a good Mother, create fun to ease tension.

Our health should be very important, give it a priority. Eat moderately prepared healthy diet with varieties of fruits. Above all, thank God, you are not hospitalized. Have you forgotten, You are the richest man in Nigeria because you are healthy. Laugh!!! Nigeria will be great again.

Health is wealth!!!

clip How people struggle for approval of fellow humans
September 11, 2018, 10:58:14 AM by Isaac Adeniran
Jossy Perfect

YOU ARE GUILTY OF ONE.

JUNE 22 · PUBLIC

It's appalling when you see how much people struggle this days just to gain approval from fellow humans. I'll be going through a list of things most of us do and I'm sure u will agree with me that you are guilty of one or two.

1.you go to church not because you don't want to ignore the gathering of the righteous but because you don't want the pastor to disturb you with "I didn't see you today in church ".(God is watching you)

2).You dance in church just because you notice that a bro or sis is looking and might feel that you want to be proud in God's presence. (we know those kind of “notice me” dance steps be looking like babalawo steps)

3).You lie about the price of some things you bought just so that people won't think you got cheap things and downgrade you. (Jumia will comot ur nyash).

4).you go out with friends or colleagues and see them buying things so you just buy something so that they won't think you are broke. (We know u won't buy more than 1k something lol) .

5).In a public place you place phone calls and talk about fake business which cost huge non-existent amounts of money so that people will think you are rich. (kidnapper will soon catch up with u)

6).you attend a function or even visit a friend in your new car and discover that no one has noticed it,then you intentionally touch d remote to trigger the security alert. (One day e no go gree turn off, agbaya)

7).You talk about a fiance who gives u d whole world meanwhile we all know u are single. (breeze will soon blow and fowl nyash will comot)

8.You talk about how nice n generous you are but everyone knows that your second name is stingy. (I go soon ask u for just 10k)

9).You give a person just 500naira and you announce to the whole world that u fed his hungry family. (one day him relative go dey Where u de run mouth)

10).You attend a function in beautiful clothes when no one notices, u decide to walk about aimlessly to call attention. (your shoe go soon spoil)

11).You talk down on ur spouse in public so that people will know that you are in charge. (Who send u?)

12).You change your accent in public so that people will think you are tush. (no bite your tongue sha)

13).You act like a prisoner in public, cutting communication with people you know and keeping a strong face so that people won't take u for granted. (no be by that one oo, work on your self esteem)

14).You don't play or smile with your kids in public so that people won't think u are not strict. (children respect u more when you are free with them,just set your boundaries ).

15).You borrow money to buy clothes for a function because u don't want to offend the celebrant. (who function epp?)

16).You buy a product on credit just so that d seller won't be offended. (òsé o father Christmas)

17).You go about like a prisoner in your house Because if you play too much u will be taken forgranted. (kontinue ,no con turn deaf and dumb o)

18).We know u have 10naira, and while making a call you exhaust it and u roll your eyes and say MTN, (use *606 they will allow u borrow credit Mbok)

The Truth; Any thing u do because of what people will say or think,You are only doing it to gain approval an there is no reward in it. My Advice: Be real, be your self and let people deal with it, it's Better to b real than being caught in the pretense of trying to fake your realness.
xx Things to cut down during financial recessions
September 11, 2018, 05:09:02 AM by Isaac Adeniran
THIS IS WORTH SHARING AT SUCH A TIME LIKE THIS

Here are some things to cut down on in order to make it out of this recession financially sane.

*Generator usage*

It’s bad enough the economy is crumbling faster than a cookie but how many Nigerians can recall a lengthy spell of uninterrupted power supply.

Our standby household generators have for years, been doing what the government cannot do for us.

Now that the situation is getting dire, generator usage should be restricted to specific hours and to take care of necessities.

Comfort can wait till recession is over and we are out of troubled waters.

*Eating out*

Anyone who actually cooks will know that restaurants serve overpriced, often unsatisfying food.

So instead of taking your hard earned money to pay for ‘fancy’ food, go to the market, buy raw food and head to the kitchen.

You’ll save so much money.

*Driving walkable distances*

The cost of fuel is higher than it has ever been in Nigeria’s history, so why not kill two birds with one stone while going for short errands.

Take a walk or go for a run while running your errand. Your body and pockets will thank you.

*Bulk buying of groceries*

Constant grocery shopping can be such a chore so we tend to buy in bulk.

However, a disadvantage of bulk buying is that some goods may expire or spoil before you get around to using them, hence cut your grocery shopping list down to necessities.

Get what you need and not what you think you will need.

*New clothes and shoes*

Your old clothes are perfectly fine!

Oh you think people have noticed you’ve had that shirt for a while? Frankly, it’s nobody’s business.

As long as your clothes are not obviously tattered, there is no use going cloth shopping every week to impress people and depress your bank account.

*Hanging out*

We all love spending quality time with friends and family but instead of going someplace where you’ll spend more than you budgeted for (more often than not), invite them to your house and plan activities everyone can participate in.

You’ll create a stronger bond and more lasting activities while saving money.

*Vacations abroad*

Also known as “the king of excesses”, vacationing abroad is officially a luxury at this point in time.

Why go and spend your hard earned ‘naira’ in a foreign country contributing to the growth of their economy while leaving yours in the backseat.

Stay at home!

*DSTV subscription*

You don’t need to pay for all the channels. It’s not a competition.

You hardly ever watch more than 15 of the channels on the premium package, so why the bother?

The smallest bouquet has news channels for the grown-ups and cartoons for the kids.

*Water as opposed to juice and sodas*

Some people think there is an award for living lavish. News flash: there isn’t.

Most of these processed drinks you desire to gulp down your throat with every meal are not even good for your health and they definitely cost more than water. Drink water, you’ll live longer.

*Unnecessary phone calls*

Restrict your airtime to calls with purpose (work, business).

There’s no need to ask your friend what he/she is eating or staying on a call for an hour discussing what nail polish color to wear to an event.
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August 26, 2018, 02:45:54 AM by omonaija



My Sunday Homily...#Vanity
I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind...Ecc 1:14

This is a 2001 Cadillac De Ville stretched limousine. This car sold for 145,000 USD (N60m aprox) then. To drive this car, you need more than just road...MONEY!!!

Today, the owner of this car is still alive....but the reality of live has set in.

Imagine if he had invested in  the university fees of just 50 poor students and mentored them into men and women of substance..
Just imagine where he would be.

Happy Sunday my fellow compatriots. Join me in service at #HouseontheRock.
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