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The Burden of leadership – Sink or stay afloat

The Burden of Leadership -Sink or Stay afloat “Leadership involves the heavy burden of responsibility and the fear of getting it wrong can paralyze a leader” John C Maxwell This is perhaps my first ever post on the subject of leadership. For some inexplicable reasons I cannot point to exactly

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Dwarfed Success: between Cooperation & Competition

Dwarfed Sucess -Between Cooperation & Competition “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together”  African Proverb By Lateef Adewole One of my readers once asked why I often made references to my interactions with friends in my writings. My answer was simple.

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Surugede – The dance of the Spirit

Surugede – the dance of the spirit “A child that dances to the sweet melody of “surugede” does not know surugede is the song of the spirits.”  Fijabi was a man filled with strength by the gods But it was never enough He sought to be invincible and wrestled with

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Self-Mastery Series IV- Self-Management

Self-Mastery Series IV- Self-Management “Work in Progress” “This is work in Progress”   Will be published shortly Related Posts Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn

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Self-Mastery Series III – What do you stand for?

Self-Mastery Series III -What do you Stand for? “Personal Value is the magnet that attracts all good things into our lives. The greater our value, the greater our reward”  Jim Rohn Self-Mastery Series III – What do you stand for? If you have followed the self-mastery series up to this

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Rise out of your Ashes – Be a Phoenix

Rise out of your Ashes – Be a Phoenix “Often, its the deepest pain which empowers you to grow into your highest self” Karen Salmansohn Life is a mystery they say, just as we see waves momentarily rise from the ocean, expressing shape and individuality before they recede back into

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Embracing a Glorious Mess

Embracing a Glorious Mess – By Dupe Bobadoye “As long as you are being true to yourself, you will always find happiness” -Amber Riley I met Dayo (not real name) during my industrial training in one of the major manufacturing companies in Lagos. He was one of many young men

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Self-Mastery – Emotional Self awareness II

Self-Mastery -Emotional Self-awareness II “What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself” Abraham Maslow” This post is the second part in the series – Self- Mastery Click here to read the first part. Self-awareness of your emotional triggers Emotional triggers are people, words, opinions,

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Emotional Self-Awareness

The Self-Mastery Series I – Emotional Self-Awareness “In order to bring out the best in others, you must first bring out the best in yourself”  Introduction I have always known the human mind to be an amazing gift from God. The depth and extent of it we may never fully

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Assumption – the lowest form of Intelligence

Assumption -Lowest form of intelligence “Your assumptions are your windows on the world. Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light wont come in” Isaac Asimov A good many of us are guilty of making assumptions about almost everything. For every situation we face, we quickly deduce

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World Mental Health Day 2020

World Mental Health Day 2020 – the world faces more risk than ever before – By DJ Irawo “What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” Glenn Close T he World Mental Health Day is marked on October 10 of every year It is not

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Decriminalization of Suicide

Decriminalization of Suicide -By DJ Irawo “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca Today is the World Mental Health Day Mental health refers to the cognitive, behavioral and emotional well-being of an individual. It is all about how people think, feel and behave. In

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A Serving of Solitude

A Serving of Solitude -the happiest of all lives is a busy solitude – By Jolade It is necessary for me sometimes just to be alone and quiet and doing nothing – Charles Bukowski Note- this article is a glimpse into my personal headspace, how I view human interactions and

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The Beneficial & the Necessary

The Beneficial & The Necessary -By Dupe Bobadoye Tell me not, in mournful numbers,Life is but an empty dream!For the soul is dead that slumbers,And things are not what they seem. –Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Just lying down and thinking of certain things like what we hold on to, things that

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Most Read Blog Post -2020

Most Read Blog Post – (2019 – 2020) “Nothing could have prepared me for the overwhelming reception that my blog posts have received in the last eleven months. It is such a special feeling” Duke of Small Talks Time flies It’s been 11 months since I wrote my very first

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Beauty in the Attic

Beauty in the Attic -an awful tale of a woman locked up for 25years “Through loyalty to the past, our mind refuses to realize that tomorrow’s joy is possible only if today’s makes way for it; that each eave owes the beauty of its line only to the withdrawal of

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Waste of Sin – (DID)

Waste of Sin (Recap) – understanding Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) “The condition Explained” Although the Waste of Sin was rested a few weeks ago, the lessons will not be complete until we understand the nature of the mental illness depicted in the story. In case you are wondering, Waste of

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Quotable Quotes to Inspire you every day.

Quotable Quotes – to Inspire you every day. – “Everything you want is on the other side of fear” O ver a couple of years now, I have collected an amazing amount of everyday quote gleaned from almost everywhere. Many of the quotes come from the books I read, from

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Narcissist! -Dead end? How to handle

Narcissist? Deadend? – how to handle these sort of people ― People with NPD often don’t see a problem — at least not with themselves. As a result, it’s unlikely they’ll ever seek professional counseling.  Now that you have read the first piece on identifying a narcissist, it is just

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Signs your are a narcissist-Self Check

Signs you are a narcissist -Self Check “If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, its probably a duck” Why do I get the feeling that you have chosen to read this post with the hope that you would not check any of the boxes? What If

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Tragedy of Commons

Tragedy of Commons -Freedom in commons brings ruin to all “Freedom in a commons brings ruin to all” Tragedy of commons sounds like something out of Broadway (widely recognized as the home of American Theatre industry) where millions of lights on theatre marquees and billboard advertisements help brighten the night

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Dare to be different

Dare to be different -Why it’s okay to break the mold “Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” ~Aristotle {Author is unknown. I stumbled on this inspiring piece over a decade ago and had it sent to my email for occasional read

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Diamonds or Stones?

Diamonds or Stones – By Jolade “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg, even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” Bernard Meltzer I spoke to an old friend over the telephone a few days back and we spoke about a number of

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RAPE = HATE. SAVE THE WORLD FROM ITSELF PART IV

RAPE = HATE. SAVE THE WORLD FROM ITSELF PART IV – By Deji Sowunmi “Blaming her meant that she was at fault, that she must have done something for this to happen to her. And so, it could never happen to their innocent, sweet, obedient daughters.”Mina Rehman – Author ‘Women

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Waste of Sin – Final Episode

Waste of Sin – Final Episode The End If you missed Episode 7, please catch up here The Grand Finale Danny could not sit still as the cab sped over the black and bumpy tarmac so fast that the passing greenery became a hazy blur. The car was an old

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Why we Struggle with Success

Why we Struggle with Success “Every successful person has overcome hard times. Don’t be afraid of your struggle, work past it.” I learnt a great lesson from my last place of employment and it is a lesson I would love to take beyond the moment of deciding to move on

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Waste of Sin – Episode 7

Waste of Sin -the best secrets are the most twisted Episode 7 -The losing Bet Please catch up on Episode 6 here The Losing bet Stephanie squinted her eyes in the pitch dark, her brain felt like an extinguished fire. Once it burnt bright and she knew of happiness and

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Waste of Sin – Episode 6

Waste of Sin – the best secrets are the most twisted Episode 6 -The Devil you know Catch up on episode 5 “Flipped” here Danny can be the most adorable husband when he is at his very best moment. From the outside theirs was a perfect marriage, yet Julia left

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The Workplace Bully – Part II

The Workplace Bully (Part II) – By Adebisi Blaq D ear reader, you probably wondered why some people are bullies. You also probably wondered what happened eventually to Bibi and me. In this part 2 of The Workplace Bully I will explain how you can turn into a bully and

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Waste of Sin – Episode 5

Waste of Sin -the best secrets are the most twisted Episode 5 -Flipped Please catch up on episode 4 – “The Sinker” here That first morning at the fancy hotel at the resort, Julia woke up with a start. Her head felt foggy as waves of dizziness hit her, the

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The Workplace Bully

The Workplace Bully – By Adebisi Blaq “One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered” Michael J Fox. H ave you ever worked with a bully? If you haven’t, then Bibi’s story paints a good picture. Bibi’s boss

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Waste of Sin – Episode 4

Waste of Sin -the best secrets are the most twisted Episode 4 -The Sinker You can catch up on episode 3 – “The line” here ********* The Sinker When Julia woke up she could barely see a thing. The lack of light that had bothered her so much where she

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Lessons from my Apple Tree

Lessons from my Apple Tree – By Dupe Bobadoye “Never say you have failed until you have reached your last attempt, and never say its your last” Keep pushing- ‘tis wiser than sitting asideNever never say failAnd dreaming and sighing and waiting the tideNever never say failIn life’s earnest battle

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Waste of Sin – Episode 3

Waste of Sin – the best secrets are the most twisted Episode 3 –  The Line You can catch up on Episode 2 – “The hook” here The Line Danny had the faintest idea what he’d find at home. But the last he remembered was Julia’s voice over the mobile

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The “Extra” on the Ordinary

The “Extra” on the Ordinary – The most pathetic person in the world is some one who has sight but no vision. “If I paint a wild horse, you might not see the horse… but surely you will see the wildness!”Pablo Picasso I always wanted to put my thoughts down

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Waste of Sin – Episode 2

Waste Of Sin – the best secrets are the most twisted Episode 2 ― The hook Start here with the first episode The Hook Danny’s skin was suddenly drained of blood and his eyes rolled up into his eyelids as he clocked out into another fainting spell. His head sinking into

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Waste of Sin

Waste of Sin – The best secrets are the most twisted. “A new mystery novel is berth” Danny’s first mistake was not turning back when he noticed a few cars reversing in a frenzied haste in the opposite direction. He was slightly distracted watching a funny skit on his mobile

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The Sleepwalker and the walk of shame.

The Sleepwalker and the walk of Shame “Any adult with a tendency to sleepwalk has the potential to experience an accident and can be at risk of real injury. I was just lucky” Me Have you met a sleepwalker? Perhaps you have personally experienced this sleep disorder known to specialists

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Lessons from the Stone Soup

Lessons from the Stone Soup -a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle “Love only grows by sharing. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others” Brian Tracy The story of Stone Soup is a popular and yet old European fable that probably has the

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The Mummified Maiden

The Mummified Maiden -her life was designed for death. “The story of the roughly 500-year mummified bodies discovered near the frozen summit of the volcano Llullaillaco in modern day Argentina, with the eldest dubbed “ The Llullaillaco Maiden” was famous for bringing to light these practices and the pains that

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