Live A Value-Adding Life

Living for Others I read a story some time ago about 25 people in a training session. The facilitator started the session drawing the attention of the participants to a glass room filled with balls. He said to them; “There are 25 balls in that room with each participant’s name written on them. Now, every…

Make The Best of Today

Making Lemonades from Lemons  Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the way we live has been disrupted as we observe various precautions like social distancing, use of nose masks and face shields to curb the spread. In addition, almost all day to day activities have moved from physical engagements to digital interactions; things like…

Half Time Pause

Half Time

Pause, Rest and Reset. Like most competitive sports, football has its rest period after the first 45 minutes of play. It’s called Half-time. At half time, players along with their coaches get to rest, review their tactics so far and restrategize for the second half of the match. I have seen on several occasions how…

Understand Your Environment

It’s All Around You While the world was trying to understand the fast-spreading coronavirus, 17-year-old Avi Schiffmann, from Washington State, USA launched a homemade website in December 2019 to track the spread of the virus right from his bedroom. Avi who began teaching himself to code at age seven (7), mainly by watching YouTube videos…

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone

Go from Good to Great  Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” – Neale Donald Walsch I recently came across this quote and I think it’s so profound! According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, a comfort zone is a situation in which you feel comfortable. A place where your ability and determination are…

Hard Work

Doing the required Unarguably one of the greatest basketball players of our time, Kobe Bryant started his career at Lower Merion High School in Philadelphia, USA. He was later drafted into the NBA in 1996. In his 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Kobe became the favourite of many basketball fans. His skills and…

The Winning Mindset

It Begins in The Mind If you asked anyone who has achieved greatness in life to share their top 3 success factors, I can assure you that having the right mindset would be one of them. One person to consider when talking about the effect of a winning mindset is one of the greatest sporting…

Go for Excellence

Be the Gold Standard I am a sports fan. I love football particularly. Till date, I still relish my days as a football analyst and frequent pundit on television. I ate, drank and talked football… good memories. I have a question though… Whenever we think of football what readily comes to mind? Is it the…

Stewardship

Live for others As a fresh graduate from university, my first port of call in the place of work was SystemSpecs. I joined the organisation as an NYSC intern and was privileged to serve and learn in one of the leading companies in the Fintech industry in Africa. My boss, the Founder/CEO, Mr. John Obaro…

A Call to Responsibility

The Decision is Yours Music is a powerful tool. At different times, some songs keep buzzing in my mind to the extent that I catch myself unconsciously humming their tunes for a long period. One of those songs is by a Nigerian singer and songwriter – Timaya titled “I can’t kill myself”. My favourite line…