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Some people are dead souls because they aren’t responding to the breath in them. You got to do, to be. If you bank only on intent or dream, without getting up to chase it, you’ll live a hundred years with empty hands. The only thing that does it is work, work, work. Stop talking, start working. Work on your idea. Work on your dream. Work on your expectations. You can’t reach your desired height mere staring at the sky. You must pull your weight. You must use your physical, mental and spiritual energy. You don’t win by mere vituperations. You win by congregating or fraternising all your skills, strengths and resources – all directed towards that goal. You can make something out of nothing. You can beat your background and succeed where the red lines of impossibilities were drawn against you. You can mock failure and say to him, I…

If you tread a road without leaving a footprint, only those who saw you might remember that you were there, if they choose to – and when they die, the memory dies. But if you walk that road and impress an impact, even if people forget you, history will never. Die to make a difference! You weren’t born to make up the numbers. You’re not here, simply because there’s a vacuum to fill up. You’re here because you can continue from where creativity stopped, and make your impact. Your impact may not be a loud bang. It may not be so conspicuous, glittering like the most beautiful ornaments. It may not diffuse with the sweetest smells of roses in the very early hours of the morning. But you’ve got to understand that a difference isn’t about size or intensity  – it’s about the commitment from the heart to change one…

Characteristics of Effective Leadership I have observed many leaders on small, medium and high levels, and to be honest, only a few have exhibited that gene that defines quality leadership – I’m not being critical, but honest. Sometimes, the types of decisions I have seen some leaders make are suicidal, and to add salt upon injury, the way they rigidly defend those decisions are unpardonable. As I regularly observed those in positions where sensitive decisions are made, it began to dawn on me what quality leadership should entail. To be an effective leader, you must fit into one or more of the following categories. 1. A leader is a servant: all the great leaders, dead or alive were servants to those they led. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples and encouraged them to do likewise. Mahatma Gandhi lived a simple life and served his people – he was the…

At the beginning of this year, I published an article on positioning yourself for a successful year, and as the year is fast moving forward, I felt it sensible to remind you about the points mentioned in that lovely article. To make something out of the rest of this year, and to make sure that by the end of the year, you won’t be biting your nails, and be counting your pains instead of your gains, follow me, as I briefly talk about the following points. 1. Review the Past 6 Months: You can’t tell where you’re heading to, if you don’t know where you’re coming from. You must be able to assess your journey so far, so that you can strategize for the one ahead. Unequivocally speaking, review the past six months and account for it – accounting makes you take responsibility for the successes and failures, or for your indifference.…

Arsene Wenger said, ‘When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t the people who are motivated, but have consistency in their motivation.’ Consistency is power, and it is what inspires success. Without consistency, every dream will die at birth stage. Those who climbed Mount Everest, didn’t do it without pains – they succeeded because despite the agony, consistency made them reach the summit. The industry bests didn’t attain their goals without the power of consistency. The great champions emerged and ruled in their chosen fields because they were consistent. You can’t achieve anything, you can’t become anything, you can’t reach any enviable height without consistency. I am not excited by your dream – I am excited by your consistency. I don’t respect your flamboyance – I respect your consistency. I am not impressed by your persuasive speech – I am impressed by your consistency.…

Success does not just happen – it comes because someone learnt and followed some principles that make life successful. Without taking much of your time, let me share with you some quotes and their interpretations that will help you live a happy and successful life. 1.  Where you write your vision determines its durability. If you go to the seashore to write your vision on sand, be sure that in a little while, it will be wiped off. If man does not trample that vision, the water will wash it away. Don’t expect a vision written on sand to stand the test of time. Where you write your vision determines its durability. Some people write their visions on pieces of papers, so, they end up in pieces. Some people write their visions, only in their memories, so when their memories fail, their visions also fail. Some people write their visions…

When it comes to dealing with rejection, I will say I am one of those that should have the capacity to deal adequately with the subject because from the womb to adult age, I encountered rejections and won. I don’t want to offend those who stood for me, and family members that showed immense love to me, therefore, I will not be going into details, the roles my parents played in my life, as they weren’t too positive to read. But the truth remains that when I write my autobiography, I will not shield any of them from the hammers because the world need to hear and learn from my painful experiences. In a previous book I wrote, I only gave a hint of my childhood and how it has come to shape my life, but if I hadn’t looked at the sunny side of life, I would have ended…

How to conquer your frustrations You have been knocked down – it’s obvious that you’ve been – everything around you suggests it. Inside, you feel so deflated, so defeated. You’ve lost all energy to fight, because in the past, you’ve put in all you can, hoping that all you have is enough to take you from the pit to the feast, but from all indications, you’re finished.  In your mind, that’s how you feel. You don’t just feel that way – all who observe you, although make efforts to tell you to go on, but the looks on their faces suggest you’ve lost the fight. On paper, you’ve lost the fight. By statistics, you’ve lost the fight. By expert opinion, you’ve lost the fight. But let me tell you something, the only person that can say it’s over IS YOU. It’s only ended when you say it’s ended. The game…

In 2010, I really came to understand the importance of knowing your purpose in life. Not like I didn’t previously understand, but when I talk about knowing, I am talking about coming to that consciousness and dawning of a new day – it was like a seal was opened, and I suddenly became aware that there was something I should be doing, which I haven’t been doing, and that thing is my life’s purpose. It was that dawn that gave birth to my writing, inspirational public speaking and motivational blogging. Since that day, I have never looked back. I am one believer who thinks that everyone was made for a reason, just like every product on the shop shelf was developed with the intent to solve a certain problem. A detergent for instance, was made to keep fabrics clean, and if it doesn’t, its purpose is defeated. It will be…