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The underdog who proved himself right!

The Underdog who proved himself right Fight like the underdog and finish like the favorite. Story time! I have thought about the best way to tell this story for many months and the excitement about writing it gave me the illusion that it would take a good chunk of my

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It’s toxic and you know it!

It’s Toxic and you know it! – Of toxic relationships and living in Lagos Whatever doesn’t kill you does not always make you stronger, sometimes it makes you dull and lackluster – unknown Sometimes, your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows No one goes into

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Learn to say NO

Learn to say NO – By Dupe Bobadoye “Even the bible says the grace that teaches us to say NO to all forms of worldly lusts has been given to us. (Titus 2:11-12).”  Our scars only tell half the story, but right in our heads, the memories linger. As a

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Perv. Alert! – Of Sweets, Innocence & Silence

Perv. Alert – Of Sweets, Innocence & Silence “We will probably never know how bad this has gone”  Our scars only tell half the story, but right in our heads, the memories linger. She was only six, not old enough to take responsibility for her actions. Pleasure was not a

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When we were Young Part 2

When we were Young Part 2 – by Abidemi Adebola “Sometimes our best love moments are like a flash, leaving timeless memories never to be forgotten”  What love did  1996 I met Kadijah for the first time at the video club. We wanted to borrow the same movie and only

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When we were Young Part 1

When we were young Part 1 – by Abidemi Adebola “The things we did for love decades ago will feel like gibberish these times”  The things we called love  1995  I began to have sexual fantasies; I loved Tony Braxton’s lips and when I watched her sing, it did a

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What drives you? -Passion or Obligation?

What Drives You? – Passion or Obligation “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive”  Howard Thurman This post was written by Jolade What drives you? Passion

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If You Are a Man

If You Are a Man – by Abidemi Adebola “Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history”  Plato The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress and grows brave by reflection If you are a manYou have not been brokenYou have not failedYou have not been defeated You

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How to Recognize Stonewalling

How to Recognize Stonewalling “now” Stonewalling Writing in Progress Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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First Impressions – how much does it matter

First Impressions – how much does it matter “You never get a second chance to make a first impression First impression is an incomplete impression Now that you are here, let’s talk first impressions. If you think about this deep enough you will realize that our inquisitive minds is always on

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The Mind is a Battlefield

The Mind is a Battlefield Watch this Space Work In Progress WIP Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Let’s talk Catch 22

Lets Talk Catch 22 – learn 5 tips to manage the situation 5 tips to help you reach for that hatch and see beyond the winless situation I am sharing 5 tips to help overcome the Catch-22 situation The expression Catch-22 comes from the name of a satirical novel written in the

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26 Phone Call Etiquette tips – Know more

26 Phone call Etiquette Tips – You should know these “A smile can “Translate” through the phone causing your voice to sound friendly and warm” Phone Etiquette 101 For most of my mentees and clients, one of the first lessons I pass to them is the concept that energy flows from

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Business in Nigeria: Entrepreneurship or Opportunism?

Business in Nigeria – Entrepreneurship or Opportunism? “The pursuit of wealth is not a bad thing in itself because without food and comforts which wealth provides life will be penurious and drab. But always remember that any wealth accumulated on a selfish basis, at the expense of others or at

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Imposter Syndrome – how to navigate!

Imposter Syndrome – the Types & how to navigate “Its not what you are that holds you back, its what you think you are”  Imposter syndrome sounds like another of those words brandished about as though it were an illness. Just so you know, it’s been around for a while

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Dealing with a broken heart?

Dealing with a broken heart? – How to move on! “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.“Mandy Hale Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars.

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We are Called

We are Called – By Abidemi Adebola “We are called to change the world” Life is a spiritual journey not in the sense of Religion but in the sense of history, purpose and education. Every man and woman is a spiritual being, the world itself is a spiritual force. In

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Gaslighting? – no you are not crazy

Gaslighting? – No you are not Crazy! “Gaslighting is a type of emotional abuse. Nothing more”  Gaslighting is a deliberate way of lying, aiming to confuse the victim or destroy others trust over him, in order to get something out of it. Just like Ghosting, gaslighting is an undercover form

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Finding Your Purpose

Finding your Purpose – this could be a big deal “We all have the ability to make a narrative out of our own lives”  Let’s explore the true meaning of your purpose in life Are you struggling to discover your purpose? What does it even mean? Questions, more questions! Are

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Go to the Ants

Go to the Ants – there is a lesson or two to learn “It is not enough to be busy, so are the Ants” The question is; “What are you busy about?”  Henry David Thoreau Go to the ant thou sluggard. Consider its ways and be wise. Proverbs 6:6 At

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Ditch your Smartphones Now

Ditch your Smartphones Now – You are addicted already “Nomophobia is Phone Addiction and you are probably an addict”  You can’t stop the beeps and messages from coming in torrents, but you can control how you react to it Not until recently, the word Nomophobia- the fear of being without

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Come, let’s do Ponzi!

Come let’s do Ponzi! – If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. “Don’t fall victim of your own greed, stay away from Ponzi schemes.”  The scheme got its name from an Italian immigrant named Charles Ponzi, a fraudster who duped thousands of investors in 1919 Yes! You

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The “LinkedIn” to your next job

The “LinkedIn” to your next job – Sure fire steps to help you cross the divide into your next opportunity “Its about time to take the bold move, start by crossing the LinkedIn bridge”  Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it At some point

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A Generation that serves two Masters

A Generation that serves two Masters -by Adewole Lateef “Omo ti a o ko, ni yio gbele ti a ko ta” This post is authored by my very good friend Adeole Lateef This Thursday 11th of March, 2021, was the World Kidney Day. This year’s theme is: “Living Well with

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To my Mama – Short Poem by Jolade

To my Mama – Short Poem by Jolade “There is nothing as powerful as mother’s love, and nothing as healing as a child’s soul”  By Jolade Come a little closer mum Have I told you? You are one of a kind The gentleness and kindness of your heart Yes, that

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To Partner or not?

To Partner or Not? – business mistakes to avoid “The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risk”  Mark Zuckerberg By Jolade Have you ever thought about starting up a business with someone or a group of people? It has been proven over time that great businesses

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You have been Ghosted? How to deal?

You have been Ghosted? – How to deal? “Ghosting is a type of emotional abuse. Nothing more”  One minute you are having the best time of your life and the next minute, you are wondering what hit you! You have been in a relationship for a couple of months and

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Sofisticación

sofisticación – the intensity of simplicity “Simplicity is the ultimate Sophistication” Work in Progress Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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The Executive Farmer

The Executive Farmer – our failed agric experiment “The taste of the pudding is in the eating” Work in Progress Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Stolen right from my head

Stolen right from my head – delayed ideas cause regrets “If you can dream it, you can achieve it” This is work in progress. Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Please help find a Lost Doctor

Please help find a Lost Doctor – where are you? “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” This is a strange post in all ramification and you will find out why shortly. This is a true story and the search for the doctor is an active

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Savings Culture

Savings Culture – by Yhemmy “The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue, teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to forethought, and so broadens the mind” T.T. Munger I am delighted to share my story and i hope you will find the lessons worth

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You are beautiful

You are Beautiful – By AyaOba “Be an encourager, the world has world has enough critics already” Dave Willie By AyaOba I remember vividly the very first time someone told me I was beautiful. It was sometime in 2000 and I had just gained admission into the University, Jambito. Unknown to me

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The Love Henchmen

The Love Henchmen – A true love story “Sometimes Love makes you do crazy things” This is a true story. The real names of the characters have been replaced with others. The year was 1999- a year shy of the millennium. The setting was Obafemi Awolowo University Ile -Ife, reputed

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Managing your MANAGER

Managing your MANAGER – an insight into work relationship with your boss “There has never been such a time as now where 4 Generations co-exist in one workplace” One of the frequently discussed subjects most young people will engage in at some point in their career is the issue around

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The leadership Africa needs

We say Africa has a political crisis, but what we lack in the real sense of it, is the lack of values. We say Africa has an economic crisis, but what we lack is common creativity.

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Dedicating Valentine’s day to myself

Dedicating Valentine’s day to Myself – by AyaOba “If you’re searching for that one person that will change your life, take a look in the mirror” The countdown to valentine’s day has begun and this year I want to make up for all the years I never got a gift,

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We lost Love

We lost Love – Kindness is the best form of humanity “Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believe in people” Roy T. Bennett Just like many of my recent posts, I always wanted to write about some of the obvious truths and realities staring

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For you my Valentine

For you my Valentine – by Jolade “True happiness…arises, in the first place from the enjoyment of one’s self” – Joseph Addison. It is the love season folks! Yippee!! Let me confess, I am a sucker for love, boy meet girl fairy tales, happily ever after and everything between. Hollywood,

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