The Power of Synergy

Synergy Volleyball Definition.jpgSo I travelled to Uyo in Akwa-Ibom state to support some of my role models as they hosted the last edition of the F.R.E.E Conference- a career and entrepreneurship empowerment gathering, for 2017.

On arrival after a very smooth ride from Port Harcourt, I met with them, greeted and chatted with fellow team members and off I headed to meet my big brother and friend, my host in the beautiful city of Uyo.

As I walked into the room where he was, I met him with about 6 guys with various multi media gadgets and there they were working and brainstorming on their forthcoming project- The Street gospel concert.

As I settled down and watched these guys do their thing, I realized that:
1. One is too small to achieve greatness
2. Two (good heads) are better than one
3. Teamwork truly makes the dream work
4. Every great thing in life is birthed through partnerships, teamwork, synergy and collaboration.

Now as you read through this note, what lessons can you learn?

It’s time to quit trying to be a tree that wants to become a forest all by itself.

It’s time to seek and maximize the power of synergy and grow your dream to the zenith!


Become a Solution Provider

SolutionsSo as we arrived at this very busy junction at about 8pm, I was carried away by a little crowd of people standing in front of this ‘evening fast food center’.

Looking further, I could see the well spiced chicken and other food arranged inside the show case with lights glittering all over, the chef and his assistants were busy taking orders and serving their customers and I quickly observed how men and women, old and young bought food for dinner.

As I kept on admiring what I saw and secretly considering to give their meal a try someday, it dawned on me that these guys (the fast food owners) had obviously seen a need and a problem, and committed themselves to meeting the need and solving the problem of workers who need to eat good food after work but don’t have the time and energy to prepare for themselves.

Soon after I arrived at my destination, a friend also shared with me about his new start up and how it was born out of a need he discovered too, then it dawned on me that indeed one of the quickest ways to make good money is to find a need to meet and a problem to solve for a fee.

When ever a need is met or a problem is solved, value is created and the end point is money.

People are ready to pay for anything that meets their needs and solves their problems.

There are millions of needs and problems around you today. If you can be the solution provider, then you can become a millionaire, meeting needs and solving problems.

It’s up to you!


How to achieve more before the year ends!


As the year gradually winds up, we begin to face the realities of the things we’ve achieved and the things we are yet to achieve.
While we must be grateful for the things we have achieved so far in this year, regardless of how large or meagre they seem to be, we must also realize that we can achieve more because it is not over until it is over.

Here are 8 power steps to multiply your achievements before the year ends:
1. Refuse to give up: Many people quickly accept defeat and give up before the game is over. The year hasn’t ended yet, this should fuel hope and dexterity for greater achievements.

2. Get back to the drawing board: Always learn to review your goals, plans and strategies. If plan A doesn’t work, try a plan B or not even C, until you get your winning plan.

3. Get your focus right: Most times, we get carried away with things that are not priority and we lose focus. To achieve more before the year ends, you must re-focus and get your focus right.

4. Pray & Meditate: Many people fail to realize the power of the supernatural in fostering achievements. Through faith in God, you can maximize the power of prayer and meditation to gain superior ideas and strategies for greater achievements.

5. Talk to your coach: One secret of every winning athlete is his/her coach. Your coach can help you scale up your achievements before the year ends. They can take you from where you presently are, to where you want to be in the shortest possible time.

6. Read and research: The knowledge you need to scale up your achievements before the year ends may be hidden in a little piece of literature. You need to read more, learn more in order to achieve more.

7. Maximize your team: Two good heads like they say are better than one, so you may need one or more persons as part of your team, to brainstorm and craft winning strategies for success.

8. Take action and succeed: After all is said and done, it is your action that will determine your success and achievements. If you want more achievements before the year ends, you must take appropriate steps towards your greatness.

It’s up to you now…
Cheers to your success!

Maximize the next 55 days!


Just incase you’re yet to realize, we have only 55  days to get done with 2017 and make a triumphant entry into the new year 2018… yipeee!!!

So recently, I sat down to review my goals, take stock of this year and also strategize and plan for the new year (this is one exercise everyone expecting to win the new year must learn to do)

As I took time to meditate, critically analyze and plan, it dawned on me that of a truth, no athlete prepares for the game on the D-day and there’s no time for rehearsal once the spot light is on you!

Adequate preparation and rehearsal to win 2018 MUST be done before the game starts and the spotlight of 2018 is turned on, once the lights are turned on, it’s time to hit the road and run to win the race and not a time for excuses, blames, complains and criticism.

If you must produce the right results in the coming year, you have only 55  days to strategize a game changer and make it happen, because the year will certainly distinguish between those who plan and work their plan out and those without a plan, who expect to pick up success along the street.