Here or there…

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Double-mindedness is a state of uncertainty in which productivity is stalled. Double-mindedness hinders one’s realisation of dreams and achievement of targets.

Double-minded folks are like the waves of a sea that rise and fall within seconds. Such people seldom accomplish anything significant in life because they are unstable, neither here nor there.

Life is programmed not to respond to options. So you must be clear about what you desire and go for it.

Banish your doubts and fears and focus on your goals and dreams. Apply yourself diligently until you reach your greatness.

A new page for your success

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Each new day offers us fresh opportunities to make necessary changes, re-write the stories of our lives, dot our i’s and cross our t’s.

A new day offers us a new chance to mend faulty areas, strengthen relevant bonds and break up irrelevant ties.

A new day gives us the privilege and courage to rise from our falls, start afresh, review our goals, restrategize, make better moves and hit our targets.

A new day gives us the opportunity to unlearn, re-learn, grow, apply ourselves diligently and become better versions of ourselves.

While we have a new day, we must realize that nothing moves until it is moved. So, you must resolve to take responsibility for your life and maximize this new day to be the best you can be and achieve your greatness.

Have a beautiful day!

Make your success sprout

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Few months into this year, I planted four coconut seedlings and began to cultivate them, ensuring that they got the care needed for them to do well.

Surprisingly, at the time I expected them to sprout, I observed that only two, out of the four, were sprouting and it seemed as if the remaining two were not going to sprout. I felt as though my efforts were wasted.

I was consoled by the fact that at least two were doing well and rising each day. For the remaining two, I chose to apply the faith principle, believing that they would do well.

Yesterday, I took a look at them and I noticed something sprouting gradually from those two that refused to sprout initially. My heart was filled with overwhelming joy. Then the following dawned on me:

  1. We must never lose sight of our visions, dreams and goals.
  2. Faith is an indispensable factor for success.
  3. Sometimes, our successes truly differ and have their set times.
  4. Success (growth) happens internally before the results are seen externally.
  5. Every due diligence is never a wasted effort.
  6. Even when we’re disappointed, we should never be discouraged.

Cheers to your success!

How far can you see?

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In a coaching session with a new client, I asked him: “what will be the state of your business in twenty years?” He sat back, starred at me, tried to think for a while, then said to me: “sincerely sir, I have never thought about this”.

So I began to share with him about the gift of far-sightedness and how it is one unique factor that makes people great and relevant.

Many people are short-sighted in their reasoning, they don’t see or think beyond the immediate; consequently, their success is short-lived.

You will possess as far as you can see. While we must appreciate the present, we must realize that there is a future which must be captured in a mental picture. After capturing it, effective planning and strategy will keep you positioned for opportunities.

Far-sightedness is a gift and a quality that can be cultivated and optimized to achieve greatness.

How far can you see?

Dream • Create • Succeed

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Everyone created by God was given creative abilities at birth and one purpose for this is simply to provide timeless solutions to the every increasing problems of mankind and his environment.

So, recently I bumped into the picture above and it’s a show of creativity, where some young folks in Lagos Nigeria are making use of not-in-use buses to set up a fast food centers and I must say this is a lovely concept.

They have shown that creativity is not complex but the ability to make use of resources available to turn dreams and ideas into unique solutions that meet needs and solve problems around you.

When we truly begin to explore our creative prowess, we would discover that nothing is impossible and that no resource is a waste, as everything can be revamped and creatively recycled to meet needs and solve problems in our world.

Its up to you.

Choose to create!

Stay Relevant

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As I recently watched my little cousin prepare for his entrance exam into secondary school, I was shocked when I saw with him the renowned Ugo C. Ugo’s nationwide common entrance examination preparation book- a phenomenal book I used during my time, over 20 years ago.

As I continued to wonder in amazement, it dawned on me that the content of the book has remained relevant over the years and this is one secret of significant brands globally-  Consistency and Relevance.

The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ which we commemorate in the Easter celebration is another perfect example that showcases significant relevance for over 2000 years.

And as we live and apply ourselves daily, we must stay relevant and consistently deliver value towards the significant advancement of life and humanity.

Enjoy the blessings of the Easter celebration!

Building an Enduring Brand

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A few months ago, I was in the city of Uyo- one of the beautifully emerging cities in Nigeria, to attend a conference organized by one of my mentors and I enjoyed every bit of my stay in that city.

As I rode in a cab around the city center, at this very busy junction, a particular signboard caught my attention and it was an old signboard of one of the defunct banks in Nigeria- Savannah Bank.

As I fixed my glance and gaze on this old and signboard and a few thoughts ran through my mind, it quickly dawned on me that it is indeed easier to destroy a brand than it is to build one and little errors such as the lack of integrity and capacity can erode all the glamour and fame built around a Brand.

If you must build an enduring corporate brand like Coca-cola or personal brand like Mother Theresa or Nelson Mandela, you must be intentional about it and critical issues like Character and Capacity must not be taken for granted.

Are you building or destroying your brand?