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Monday, February 29, 2016

Quit? For what?

Persistence is one of the major keys that drives one to success in any field of endeavour. Top motivational speakers, entrepreneurs, etc, have one thing in common: grit.
The word “persist” simply means to continue working towards attaining your objectives, in spite of all odds. As you can see, the word connotes stepping out of one’s comfort zone to make things happen. That dream of yours will not become a reality without a ‘fight’. As a matter of fact, many factors out there are out to nip your visions in the bud, if you allow them, of course.

Friday, February 26, 2016

How I turned a deadly plant into a booming business ~ Achenyo Idachaba

Opportunities abound around us which can be converted into 'valuables' if we can observe and think enough. So today I bring you Achenyo Idachaba,  a green entrepreneur, as she tells us her story on how she turned deadly plants collated from some riverine communities in Nigeria into a thriving business.

Norman Vincent Peale’s Top 35 Quotes you can leverage for success

Norman Vincent Peale and the Power of Positive Thinking
I call him the "possiblitarian", Norman Vincent Peale is one of the men whose books influenced my life at an early age, notable among them is the book, The Power of Positive Thinking. The following are top 35 quotes by the renowned minister and author:

1. “When you get up in the morning, you have two choices – either to be happy or to be unhappy. Just choose to be happy.”

2. "Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory."

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Things are not what they seem: the parable of a Chinese farmer

Once upon a time there was a Chinese farmer whose horse ran away. All the neighbours came around to commiserate with him that evening, “So sorry that your horse has run away, that’s too bad.” and he said, “Maybe or maybe not.”

The next day the horse came back, bringing seven wild horses with it. Everyone came around in the evening and said,

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Watch moments after a car bursts into flame, with everything burnt except a Bible

This could best be described as a miracle. Witnesses said the driver's vehicle skidded off the road and hit a pole, and moments later the vehicle bursted into flames, fortunately the driver was rescued by good Samaritans. However, the major talking point about this accident was how could a Bible placed at the front seat remain un-scorched after everything in the vehicle had burnt down?

5 Daily Habits That Will Enhance Your Productivity

5 daily inspirational habits that will enhance your productivity
Each of us has 24-hours daily to make our mark. The habits we formulate are always visible in the results we attain each passing day. In this piece, we will be looking at "5 Daily Habits That Will Enhance Your Productivity". The list is by no means exhaustive.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Powerful Story of the Bamboo Tree

Les Brown speaking on the importance of perseverance,persistence and steadfastness in achieving success using the story of the Bamboo tree.
These 3 minutes and few megabytes can revolutionalise your thinking and your life as you listen to Les Brown talk about the growth process of the bamboo tree as it relates to nurturing and realising your cherished dreams. Your success rate will be sped up as you know what to do per time.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Top 10 Inspirational Quotes by Myles Munroe

Myles Munroe's top 10 quotes bordering on success, purpose, leadership and living a fulfilled life.

Dr. Myles Munroe indeed inspired millions across the globe with his teachings and exposition. The world was better because he was here and his legacy will continue to speak for him. The following are some of his best quotes:

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Olajumoke, bread seller turned model set to inspire

Drawing inspiration from Olajumoke's story
Watch out for this one as the bread seller turned model will be speaking alongside the Ondo Governor, Mr. Olusegun Mimiko and others at an  event meant to inspire young minds in the country.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Monday, February 15, 2016

Arise O Sleeping Giants!

The natural law of inertia: Matter will remain at rest or continue in uniform motion in the same straight line unless acted upon by some external force.
I'm sharing this thought-provoking post to awaken us, every young man and woman in this country to the reality facing us today. I wish you could share this across the social media spectrum, so that every youth can have a piece of it. And let the sleeping giants rise.

Below is an article written by Prof Isa, titled "My Dear Nigerian Youths":

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Never Lose An Ounce of Enthusiasm!

Inspirational quote on the importance of persistence in achieving success
A lot have been said and written about Olajumoke, the bread seller turned model. But may I ask, what brought Olajumoke fame and fortune in a short while that globally acclaimed media houses like CNN, Huffington Post, The Independent are talking about her? Agege bread + zeal to support her family. And don't forget the favour of God. However, that favour would have eluded her, if she had chosen to stay at home doing nothing that day.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The story of the young boy that was buried alive and yet survived

Inspirational story filled with important life lessons
Many years ago in the land of Umuaka, an event occurred which shook the community to its very foundation.

A young boy came back from school and was about to pull off his 'uniform' when his stepmother summoned him to go pluck coconut from her tree nearby. The boy relented since he just came back from school, but the woman insisted he must go get the coconut. At last the boy accepted to go, not knowing that the woman had an ulterior motive.

Nigerian Graduates Charged to Embrace Entrepreneurship

Nigerian graduates urged to embrace entrepreneurship.
Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has called for the adoption of entrepreneurship as the way out of the economic downturn in the country.

Obasanjo, who was represented by Mr. Ayodele Aderinwale, the Deputy Chief Coordinator, Obasanjo Presidential Library, made this call yesterday in Ibadan at the maiden graduation ceremony of Central Bank Nigeria Entrepreneurship Development Centre (CBN-EDC).

More Nigerian Nurses Work in Europe than in Nigeria – EU

Nigerian news on the number of Nigerian nurses working in Europe
The Head of European Union Delegation to Nigeria and ECOWAS, Mr Michel Arrion says there are more Nigerian nurses working in Europe than in Nigeria.

Arrion made this observation in Abuja on Thursday while speaking to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), saying that the health professionals would be of better service to Nigeria than elsewhere.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

My cancer was cured by power of prayer - former Miss Ireland

Inspirational story on the miraculous healing of former Miss Ireland Rachelle Liggett
Former Miss Ireland, Rachelle Liggett has revealed how she had escaped the clutches of leukaemia disease to lead a normal life. 

Rachelle, 25, was diagnosed with a severe strain of leukaemia when she was only 10. She stated: "On February 7, 2001, at 10 years old, I was diagnosed with an acute form of leukaemia, cancer of the blood.

Inspirational story depicting the essence of showing kindness

Inspirational story depicting the essence of showing kindness, even to strangers
One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

"The Boss" - stages completed

Realistic pencil drawing that will inspire your creativity
Formerly work in progress, now completed... I've been a bit busy trying to perfect this work; hope someone finds inspiration in this too :) 

View the stages and completion after the cut...

Dead child comes back to life just before burial

A Chinese baby boy who was declared dead and spent the night in a morgue showed signs of life just as he was about to be cremated, local TV reported.

Workers at the crematorium in Pan'an in the eastern province of Zhejiang were preparing to cremate the baby on Friday when he suddenly starting moaning, provincial television reported.

Monday, February 8, 2016

10 Rules for Success as an Entrepreneur by Sam Walton

10 rules for success as an entrepreneur by the founder of Walmart Sam Walton
The best way to succeed is to ride on the back of 'giants' who have been to the place you are aspiring to be. Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart store, is a household when it comes to business and succeeding as an entrepreneur. The following rules for success as an entrepreneur were coined from his book, Made In America:

Photos: Young Nigerian develops water-powered generator and machine that converts non-biodegradable waste into fuel, kerosene, and diesel

Motivational story of creative inventions by a Nigerian youth
Emeka Nelson, an indigene of Enugu State, built an electricity generator which is powered by water (Hydroelectric generator). He also invented what he tagged the “MGBANWE C12”, a machine that converts non-biodegradable wastes like plastics, waterproof nylon, etc into petrol, kerosene, diesel and some other heavy oils and interlocking stones.

Newspaper Headlines for Monday, February 8, 2016

Nigerian newspapers


Thursday, February 4, 2016

Quote of the day

inspirational quote on developing success from failure

MTN hires former US attorney-general to challenge $3.9bn NCC fine

Nigerian news: MTN fine by Nigeria
Telecommunication giant, MTN, has hired Eric Holder, former US attorney-general to challenge the $3.9bn fine imposed on it by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for failing to disconnect unregistered mobile telephone subscribers in the country. 

According to a source, Mr. Holder recently paid a visit to Abuja to plead with senior Nigerian officials over the fine imposed on the South African telecom company.

Monday, February 1, 2016

It's a small world! What goes around comes around

Inspirational story on sowing and reaping

One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.