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"STUDENT" IS NOT AN OCCUPATION.

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Dear Nigerian youth, there is a mindset that is robbing you of your relevance and delaying your big break.
It is the idea that "I am still a student"
Question: What do you do for money? What is your occupation
Answer: I am a student.
Me: Like seriously?
The mindset of  "School vs Labour market" That after  finish school then you enter the labour market. As if the two are mutually exclusive.
Whoever said you must put your life, your ideas, talents and passions on hold because you are in school didn't tell you the truth.
Whoever says you should  "concentrate in school" at the expense of your big idea and discovered purpose didn't do you a lot of good.
That mindset has delayed and killed so many good ideas, talents and passions. It has stifled the spirit of creativity and reduced maximum productivity among African youths.
The labour market is not waiting for you to finish school. Your destiny should not be played with like that. Those who did it are more regre…

PRIVILEGED. I HAVE COME A LONG WAY

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I was born in the most unconventional times in the most humble Places a person can be born in Africa. Ekpe-Aggah is a Farm Village inside Aggah town. 

It had the Complete Hallmarks of a full fledged Africa village setting.

Source of water was only Stream and rain water. Source of cooking fuel firewood. No trace of electricity or its precursor, electric poles. Houses were mud. A block house miracle.

Occupation was Farming, ( yam, cassava, corn, especially) fishing, hunting, Palm wine tapping (Ngor)  Palm tree climbing (Ete). Mostly on a subsistent Bases. Buying and selling.

Side hustle.Hustle for Children like us involved: Palm kernel Cracking for sales. Broom making, Rabbit and Bush rat traps (Igbudu). Bird hunting with traps (Onya Asha) and Catapults. Primitive forms of fishing hunting and farming of different crops.

Plays for us involved moon light plays in sand. Counter ball with coke bottle covers, Rubber Tree seeds (Akuru).

Swimming in the river, tree climbing competitions. Buil…

HOW TO SET YOUR DREAMS ON AUTO PILOT ACHEIVEMENT

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Willpower is not strong enough to sponsor your life goals.

How many times have you resolved to start or stop doing a Something, only to  fail after the first week?

Want to succeed at your goals in life or business? But you have not found the self discipline to stay on course?

You know what to do, and you know the impact that Action will make on your overall performance, but Somehow you can't keep up with this "willpower" thing to stay on course

You know that your actions are what defines your  habits which will ultimately determine your destination in life.

Maybe it's to break a negative cycle/habit or to form a new one. To add a valuable routine to your life. Exercise, Meditation, Journalling, Reading, Praying, Writing...etc.

Here is 1 secret Factor that trumps "Will power" every time they come against each other. It makes a mess of your willpower every time. Many times stronger than it.

It is only wise that we use it to our favour in building the kind of…

1 SIMPLE WAY TO DISCOVER PURPOSE

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A Lot of people find discovering purpose a hard thing to do. It shouldn't be. It has been with you all your life. Here is this formula.
When you are passionate about something, it drives you towards knowledge in that thing.
Knowledge drives you towards competence.  In due  time you become an expert.
One way to know your passion is to examine your current interests. What catches your fancy? What would you rather be doing in perfect conditions? What do you desperately want to learn about?
If you say you love singing, and after several years you still can't sing well. Forget it, you are not passionate enough. 
Your love for singing would have driven you to know a lot about it, join choirs, bands, sing a lot, get a role model-mentor, join singing competitions, seize every opportunity to sing in church, to the extent you start singing really well.
What are the things you have a lot of knowledge in already?  Watch out, that could be passion driving you.
What you have an interest in knowing a…

3 THINGS HOLDING YOU BACK (part 3)

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3 THINGS HOLDING YOU BACK (part 3)

I promised to do a 3 part series on the things holding you back from launching your ideas, they include:

>> Perfect timing
>> Perfecting your skills
>> Start up Capital
Bonus >> Where exactly to start from

The first two posts are somewhere on my timeline you can check them out today i will talk about the 3 thing holding you back, which is:

3). START UP CAPITAL.

Many business and valid  ideas have died untimely deaths because the Owners couldn't get past the "funding stage". I usually think it is very unfortunate.

Every business that survives must go through this stage, because essentially Capital is a very indispensable factor of production.

Ultimately every Idea needs funding with money at one stage or another, if not for start-up then for necessary expansion.

 The problem becomes when the idea doesn't kick off at all on the excuse of "start up capital."

Because you see; any reason why you did not…

3 Things holding you back (part 2)

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I started a series on this topic days back and on the 3 major reasons you are yet to launch your idea and start that project or business you  have been brewing for ages.
Considering that starting is the most important step in a journey of success and maximum impact.
Today the lets take the next major reason for inactivity
NO 2. PERFECTING YOUR SKILLS AND IDEAS
Many creative people are incapacitated by the need for perfection in their skill or talent. And they use this as a perfect excuse not to start working on their Big ideas just yet
They safely say that they need more skill, more knowledge, better experience, more research, more and more of something else.
This is understandable considering you have not done what is intended before, as a matter of fact nobody may have ever done it before. That's why its a big idea right?
Take a look at Facebook today. Can you imagine the difference between the sophisticated platform we have today compared to the first ever Facebook app launched in 200…

3 THINGS HOLDING YOU BACK (part 1)

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THIS MESSAGE IS FOR CREATIVE YOUNG MINDS.

Nothing Influences the Outcome of your life for most creatives than this thing you are going to hear. It is that you START NOW.

For Most young people like me,it is not a lack of ideas that's your Problem. Your mind is buzzing with ideas, You actually have a problem of too much good ideas.

You have developed yourself, you have knowledge you can benefit from. You have a skill that can pay you.

You actually know what to do or at least where to start from. but somehow you have not gotten yourself to START
for reasons such as

>> Perfect timing
>> Perfecting your skills
>> Start up Capital
>> Where exactly to start from

If you are plagued with any of these then you are the one Holding you back.

I will be doing a post to cover these 4 major  Mind blocks and how to overcome them.
This part 1 is about number 1 mindblock


1) OVERCOMING THE PERFECT TIMING MIND BLOCK

First of all there is no perfect timing in the future for an…