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Many people are talented but taking it to the level where it gets to be noticed and appreciated is where a lot have issues. The worst problem is that those with real talents don’t even believe they have them, and due to that, they stay continuously backstage. Staying backstage when you’re supposed to be on stage is disserve to you and your world. To get you on stage, I will tell you 10 tips that will take your talent to the top level. Find it: Ask yourself, ‘What am I best at?’ There’s something you love to do most. There’s a passion you are endeared to. Dig that passion out of the mud where it’s hidden. Wash it. Polish it. Use it. Believe it: It’s pointless finding something and not believing in it. Whatever you believe, you succeed in. Without belief, without faith, nothing is achievable. You’ve got to believe…

What are soft skills and why are they important? Soft skills are also known as transferrable or professional skills – transferrable, meaning, no matter where you’ve worked or whatever your job description was, those skills can be useful if you decide to change your career. For instance, if you once worked as a teacher, and decide to go into journalism, you will always find soft skills very useful. Soft skills are different from hard skills because hard skills cannot be transferred to other professions. If for example, you were a doctor, you can’t transfer medical skills to electrical engineering. In summary, soft skills are personal attributes that enable a person interact effectively, successfully and harmoniously with other people, environments, and workplace. It is people skills. The list of soft skills useful for life, career, business, and talent are as follows. 1. Good Communication skills: in my opinion, and from my…

You may have noticed many times that when cooking, the steam from the pot burns your skin harder than boiling water. The reason is because the energy of the steam is higher than that of boiling water. If the pots were humans, imagine how much pains they have to endure because they’ve been covered with lids in order to cook something. Pots may not be humans, but in figurative terms, some humans are pots. How? When someone hurts you, and you refuse to forgive, you are producing a steam within. Unfortunately, because your inside is covered up, the steam does no one else harm but you. The only solution to your problem is to uncover; exhale! If you don’t exhale, you will be cooking yourself within, and not too long, your internal organs will start showing you the impact of bottling someone. Then, you’ll become worse than those who hurt…

Not all bad is bad – some bad could be signposts to good. We make hasty conclusions when certain things happen, so we moan and complain bitterly until we run ourselves into unnecessary depression – even if for real, no depression is necessary. I have learned a few things in life, and one of them is the realization of when change is about to happen. And for this, I am able to weather certain storms and sail through the turbulence, although shaky, until I finally emerge into safe haven. Mind you, I haven’t said it’s easy to sail, and I haven’t also said you never feel the pains when you are harassed by a mountain of challenges. What I am saying is that certain challenges aren’t problems – they are examination questions requiring the right answers needed to take you from your current status to the next level. If you…

A goal is an expectation based on purposeful planning, strategies, tactics, feedback and reviews, and actions taken. In a simple term, it is what you want to achieve within a certain period of time, and what you will do to achieve it or how you will go about achieving it. If you have no goal, don’t expect any result or outcome. Those without goals don’t fail because there isn’t an index of evaluation – it is those that have set goals but didn’t achieve their expectations that are considered to have failed to reach their visions – the reality is that those who set no goals are failures. If you enter a year without a foresight of what you want to receive or attain at the end of that year, there wasn’t actually a point making it into that year – this may be harsh, but it’s a fact. On…

In my first article for 2018, I advised my readers and followers to position themselves for success, and in it, I mentioned that anyone that does not set goals is set to fail, and anyone that does, without a committed effort to make it work is also doomed to fail. After publishing the article, I felt a need to emphasise the importance of finding your lane for success in 2018. I know that life is a marathon, not a sprint, and before someone swiftly points out that in marathons, you don’t need to run in lanes, let me quickly do this explanation – all the partitioned lanes in a marathon form a single lane if the race is taking place in a stadium – and if it’s a road marathon, the roads form the lane. So you see, in a marathon, there’s a lane; if you run outside the lane,…

Towards the end of every year, sensible minded people and those that haven’t given up on their dreams and to life, begin to review their achievements of the previous year – in this case, the achievements of 2017. As they peep into the year, or as they pay detailed attention to the happenings of 2017, they are able to pin down where they succeeded and where they appear to have failed, and with their analysis, make projections for the new year 2018. It isn’t enough to make projections or plans for a successful 2018, but rather, it would be absolutely more helpful to position yourself for a successful 2018. What does it mean to position yourself? I will use a simple illustration to explain this. If for instance, an engineering company advertises for a job vacancy in which they need the services of an accountant, it will only take a…

I can’t recall once in my life, ever running out of positive beliefs – I can’t remember ever running out of dreams. If there was something I had in multiples, it was the ability to keep seeing life change for the better. Many times, even as a child, I would dream of living in the best houses, driving the best cars, having the best family, and being the chief executive officer of the biggest corporations on earth. So, when I meet people that are deficient in dreaming big, I wonder why having a dream is a big deal. But the sad thing is from childhood to old age, many people dream until dream becomes nightmare. The stage of nightmare is the stage of sudden realisation that dream can be doom when nothing is done to make it real. When some man realises at an irreversible age that to succeed, dreaming…

When people think distractions, they mostly feel that it takes a very bogus approach, but I have noticed from personal experiences that the worst distractions are the most subtle. The distractions that steal your essence of existence don’t come like hurricanes – they sneak into your life and cause you colossal damages, unrealized, until it’s probably too late. Until you come to that consciousness, and find more sensible ways of dealing with them, you won’t know when they’ve ruthlessly dealt with you. Distractions could be ephemeral in nature, but their sustained effects are long-lasting, especially when they tickle negatively the most sensitive parts of a man’s quality obligation – and to be candid, distractions massage the wrong parts of your anatomy. Distraction has been defined as a thing that prevents someone from concentrating on something else, a diversion or recreation, or an extreme agitation of the mind. Certain things with little or…

How to become somebody in life: ways to be successful in life The questions that people often ask themselves as they make decisions to leave their comfort zones and pursue their dearest dreams are enormous – who knows me, who would believe in me, who would choose nobody like me? There’s often this perception that except someone knows you, you can’t make headway, but that impression is a wrong conclusion. People always look up to something, thinking that seeing something makes them something – the only thing that makes you something is seeing your destination, and propelling yourself in the direction of your destined imagination. Christopher Columbus said, “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” There will be obstacles; there always is – there will be distractions; there wouldn’t stop being, but your push against inconvenience and genuine excuses will drive…