DEVELOP A LIFESTYLE OF GRATITUDE

Opening Up Greater Opportunities John Kralik, at age 52 owned a struggling law firm. Having lost money that year, he could not afford to pay Christmas bonuses to his employees – a failing that greatly embarrassed him. His firm was losing its lease and could not afford a new one. After a painful divorce, John…

Be A Lifelong Learner

The Path to Continuous Relevance In April 2019, a 77-year-old woman, Mrs. Bridget Obiageli Okonji bagged a Bachelor of Education, Guidance and Counseling degree from the University of Lagos. The septuagenarian said she decided to seek more education to help society and encourage others who feel they are too old to learn. During the 50th…

Self-Audit

Towards a Better Version of You Some of the biggest companies in the world are audit firms. Their job is simple, they assess organization’s financial information and determine whether the information is exact and complete. Audit firms are expected to provide accurate representation of a company’s financial standing and evaluate their departments with the aim…

Setting Healthy Boundaries

Making Your Limits Clear According to Oxford Bibliographies “the leading cause of war in human history involves Territorial or Boundary Disputes”. Over 800 territorial disputes have been identified globally since 1816 by the Issue Correlates Of War (ICOW) Project – a research project which collects systematic data on contentious issues in world politics. These disputes…

GOAL SETTING

Creating a compelling future Morolake Akinosun is an American athlete of Nigerian descent. At age 17 in 2011, Morolake was in her senior year in Waubonsie Valley High School in Illinois. While watching the televised World Championships for track and field, she got inspired to tweet these words; “In 2016, I will be 22, graduated…

WHAT IF I FAIL?

The Art of failing forward After losing a friend to pancreatic cancer because of late detection, 15-year-old Jack Andraka took interest in inventing an early-detection diagnostic test to solve the problem. He had his eureka moment in a high school class and started work on his idea. Soon, he developed his paper test strip and…

WRITING A PURPOSE STATEMENT FOR YOUR LIFE

Making it plain Research has shown that people who have a clear sense of purpose for their lives age better, generally live longer and are happier. Your purpose is actually the reason for your existence, the answer to the question “WHY AM I HERE?”. It’s one of the greatest discoveries you can make in life,…

DISCOVERING OPPORTUNITIES

Making every moment the moment I like the story of two salesmen who went to a village to sell shoes. In the story, the first salesman got to the village and found out that nobody wore shoes. He said to himself, “these people don’t wear shoes, there are no sales prospects for me here.” He…

YOUR VALUES – Navigating the maze of life

The compass was invented more than 2,000 years ago by the Chinese and has developed to become an indispensable tool for navigation. Before its invention, navigation was simply based on some inaccurate estimations using the motion of the stars, the weather or the sighting of some wild birds which helped sailors ascertain the distance to…

TEAMWORK

How to work and win together John C. Maxwell once said that “teamwork makes the dream work”. This statement is absolutely true about life. No dream, aspiration or goal can become a reality in its full sense without the concerted effort of a team of committed individuals. Simply put, a team can be a unit…