Category : Inspiration

Inspiration Social media

Balance your ‘followership’

Harnessing the Power of Social Media – Part 2

Balance is not something you find, it’s something you create – Jana Kingsford

The components that ascertain our being and existence transcend what is only seen. We cannot invest so much in the body at the detriment of the mind; still we cannot feed the mind and neglect the tendering and fine tuning of our spirit – for out of thisis rooted the virtue of our true essence – the touch of divinity. Follow men of virtue and that you shall be; follow men skilled and crafted and soon, you attain ingenuity. Follow an array of subjects – arts, economics, business, anthropology, science, parenting, Godly handles etc. and insights rare as gems will show up when not even solicited; follow seeds from different embodiments that had reached their peaks and you will be molded into a complete man, a sincere figure worthy of appearance before kings and an envy before deities.

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Inspiration Social media

Don’t Post what will ruin your brand

Harnessing the Power of Social Media – Part 3.

What you post and share automatically becomes attached to your online persona and contributes to defining your personal brand. – Anonymous

Social media platform is the new evaluation tool for recruitment, rating, psychometric analysis, competence etc. What was posted 5 years ago can be used as a yardstick for several indices. Your reasoning pattern, belief, creed, social ethics, etiquette, appearance can be deduced through your handle. We are now storytellers. The only person that can narrate it well is “you”; some have posted messages that got them fired from their duty post, some suffered the indelible shame that makes a coward in reality. Let your post profit you and others, let it robe you in admiration and awe of royalty.

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Inspiration Social media

Follow what assists your dream

Harnessing the Power of Social Media – Part 1

Don’t follow your dream – lead it! – Gloria Feldt.

Social media platform is a virtual community of communities, a place you ‘enter’ with keen intention of lighted focus and can end up trading time for fruitlessness if measures and consciousness aren’t mounted. Not all information is profitable, some leaves us sad and confused than we were. If following ‘mister-million-likes’ will not assists your growth, why bask in his copious store of rotten peas? If he doesn’t provide us with pleasure of wits and character worth emulating, why trailing his path of despair? Information must be sieved to enrich the mind; without a mesh of ‘filtered follower-ship’, even the least of contaminated information can destroy an organ of dreams thought fit for reality. We must therefore review and justify why we choose to ‘follow’ and discard the dictate and assemblage of folly.

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Everyday opportunities

Everyday is pregnant with opportunities. Seize the day! Monday or Saturday, Friday or Sunday.  

Between man’s first inhalation and his last,  life will present him with at least an opportunity to actualization, an opportunity to  attainment of true success. Recognition and decisiveness are the prime tools for manifestation and capturing of any goal; miniature decisions are the particles of progress. When to try and when not to try are both atoms of decision.

There is always an opportunity; an opportunity to enroll for a course, an opportunity to invest, an opportunity to manage a relationship, an opportunity to go on a journey, the opportunity to make, the opportunity to fortune, the opportunity to advance or that to recede, the opportunity do to the right thing.

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It’s good to be ambitious – not negatively ambitious and dubious. Ambition fuels life and meaning. Ambition springs from one’s imagination. Life becomes a despair and boredom when imagination is dead.


Light is the substance

Light is the value, the brand & the substance. Men hardly buy into what is not seen hence the reason to shine your light (before men); they need the light to navigate, make decision and grow.

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“Success is never grand but always scalable; never allotted but individualistically or communally Determined.

Where the crow certified to be a nest of comfort, the eagle uses as a launching pad to reach the sun.”

“Because he toiled in the mud for gold you mocked him, tomorrow you will visit his store for your jewel.”

Inspiration Perspectives

Life lessons from US election

It was a kablooey election!

“Trump can’t be president!”. The paean that followed it was in the spirit of the order of impossibility: “Chewing stick no be mcCleans’ toothpaste”,

“Dried fish no dey swim for river / soup”,

“Cold no dey catch fish under water or water belle”,

“I fit climb, I fit come down, Na body dey suffer am”

“Trump can’t be president!”

…and so it was in the just concluded election, TRUMP has triumphantly won.

To those that vowed to destroy their green passport, you are pardoned; to those that based their winning theory on diplomatic experience, there is more to winning than being perfectly qualified.

With the noise and viral rejection of Trump dwindling, I gained and learnt from all these. Here are my lessons:

#1. No amount of strategy can salvage a bad reputation.

#2. Be yourself / believe in yourself even when the community thinks you are losing or against you. Believe is a subject of faith even when not seen.

#3. Don’t place your hands on the plough and quit; see it to the end.  There is no room for excuses. I heard a seating “King” almost abdicated the throne in Nigeria.

It is scriptural, “No procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put God’s kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day.” Permit me to paraphrase the statement, “if you are a king, no procrastination. No backward looks. You can’t put your kingdom off till tomorrow. Seize the day”. Leadership is a responsibility; It is a yoke of a people, for a people, the burden for the downtrodden. Challenges are bound to stir their monstrous heads, the solution is best seen in Einstein’s echo, “We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them”.

#4. Truth sets free, diplomacy / diplomatic prowess is just a cliché.

#5.  Human stratagem is not without flaws.

#6. Anybody can be a winner; anybody can be a loser too.

#7. You don’t have to be perfect to occupy an office you just need to sell yourself to the people, organization or nation that you are the best candidate for the job.

#8. The predictability / probability of an event occurring is not a dictate / determinant of the media.

#9. Leave room for God / space for the maker. In Yorubaland, we have certain group of men referred to as the “Afobaje – King maker / Installers of royalty”; Becoming a king is not the making of the afobajes. With the presidential endorsement of Madam Hilary, she still couldn’t bring her luggage into the “White House”.

#10.  Winning is not same as sustainability.   Have you ever heard the statement, “power must change hands”?  it can actually change hands and be given up when the right things aren’t propagating or happening. Do the right thing.

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A discretional life

A simple allegory of life and progress

I saw two different pair of shoes in a store. Shoe “A” cost 780$ , shoe “B” cost 12$. I like shoe “A” but couldn’t afford it so I bought shoe “B”. With Shoe “B”, I have made progress as much as a quarter of the trip.  Such is a discretional life, an allegory. Keep moving.

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