It was Children’s day in Nigeria two days ago and truth be told, we are all “CHILDREN OF DESTINY” because we were all born as children, we have unique and great destinies and we carry in us destiny potentials.

As I took a walk around town, I could observe children of all shades- those who participated in various schools and churches activities to mark their day, those who visited recreational parks, eateries and malls and off course those who were on the streets hawking stuff for survival, I also remembered those suffering from abuse of all sorts.

I was moved to tears  when I sighted two little boys hawking “pure-water” on their heads at a very popular junction on my way to attend a training in the city of Port Harcourt and I said to myself:

If only they can know that regardless of their present situation, they carry a destiny seed in them that can be cultivated to germinate and raise them to greatness, then they will not let their background keep their backs on the ground but will see obstacles as hurdles and determine to be great.

In the words of my mentor Fela Durotoye, “As we build and prepare the future for our children, we must also build prepare our children for the future”

We must therefore become role models worthy of emulation, to inspire hope and fuel courage in them to birth their success and the success of a brighter future.

Raise a child, Don’t abuse!

Help a child, Don’t despise!!

Love a child, Don’t hate!!!

Happy celebration to all CHILDREN OF DESTINY.

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Two Secrets of Efficient Growth

60So for the three consecutive days, I took a conscious walk around my friend’s fish farm in the course of the previous week and I’ll share my observations with you, so you can learn a thing or two from them.

Taking a close look in and around, one particular pond caught my attention, and this was the pond that carried the latest set of fingerlings that had just arrived the farm a few days before I came around.

I keenly observed that the fingerlings grew and improved each passing day and they obviously fared well.

I quickly realized two major factors that determined their daily growth and they are:

  1. Their environment
  2. Their feed

The fingerlings were placed in a pond of conducive water (their strength zone), that enables growth and they were fed with balanced, nutritious and regular diet.

Truth be told: Whenever and wherever there’s efficient growth, these factors must be present.

Being in the right place but having the wrong diet will impede efficient growth and vise versa.

If you must experience effective and efficient growth, you must be critically about your environment and your diet, because where you are and what you feed on will either build or destroy you and your dream.



Garden or Bush?


As I travelled from Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State to Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Saturday, I began to admire the green vegetation on both sides of a section, on the east-west road and I realized how blessed we are with arable and fertile land.

As I continued to admire, my imagination quickly opened up to the great potential of the vast expanse of land that has been overgrown with weeds and I thought: if the potential of the land is realized and duly maximized, productivity and fruitfulness will be the result.

As we drove past and I kept gazing, I also realized that difference between a bush and a garden is Order.

While a garden is neatly cultivated and arranged, a bush is without order and since there’s the lack of cultivation, anything grows on it.

As you choose to maximize your life, you must be intentional about cultivating the field of your mind and ensure that your mind is a garden, characterized by order and beauty.

Your life will exude it’s beauty only when your mind is a garden and not a bush.


Harness Your Greatness!


So I recently read a story told by my favorite Jewish Rabbi, whom I follow closely and He spoke about the mustard tree, a tree which is common around the middle-east region.

In His story, He explained how little and minute the mustard seed is, but when it is planted in a field and duly cultivated, it grows to become a very big tree with great branches that provide herbal leaves, edible fruits and suitable shelter.

Then I quickly realized that the strength of every seed is not in It’s initial or raw state, but in it’s potential to be cultivated, to grow and to produce.

Most people tend to despise their seed and consequently neglect it because it seems too little and insignificant in It’s raw form, but don’t be fooled:

“the potential of every seed is placed inside of it and can’t be seen with the natural eye”

It is therefore your responsibility to take your seed- your God-given talent, your dreams and your ideas regardless of how they seem in their raw form and like the mustard seed, you MUST cultivate it, harness it and maximize it, so it can grow and bring forth fruits that will cause your greatness to emerge.


Of Value and Relevance… My experience..

'Worth' highlighted, under 'Value'After signing some transaction papers to seal a deal in one of my meetings during the course of the immediate past week, I headed out of the meeting venue and picked a cab to get me to my next destination.

As I sat back and enjoyed the ride, feeding my eyes with all I could see both left and right ways, I soon realized that we were approaching my destination.

I quickly reached into my pocket and brought out a few notes, which included a 500 naira bill that would be a part of my cab fare.

Taking a closer look at that particular bill, I discovered it was a counterfeit note.

As I payed my fare with another note and alighted from the cab, It dawned on me that I couldn’t spend the first note anymore because it was useless!

It had lost all It’s value and relevance.

Now, this explains why many people and things quickly lose value and relevance in life.

If you must remain a person of value and relevance, you must be GENUINE and ORIGINAL, because counterfeits are always short-lived.


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