Coffee with Dr Wale: Connecting the dots for 2014

Last Thursday night I attended yet another empowering and motivational Coffee with Dr Wale session hosted by Dr Wale Akinyemi. More information on Dr Wale and the activities that his Powertalks Organization is doing to impact lives in Africa is found in his website. I’ve summarized some of the nuggets shared in the meeting I attended, including a checklist that you can use to evaluate how your year has been and “Connect the Dots” for a truly Happy New 2014. Continue reading

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Fight for Your Love

It’s Monday morning again! Abel taps his smartphone to shut off the alarm clock as he wakes up grumpy.  After showering and taking breakfast, several thoughts start piling in his head. “I can’t wait for the day I’ll be working for myself”. “I’ll be working in the industry I love, travel.” His face lights up as he daydreams about the day he’ll start his travel consultancy business. He walks to work with a spring in his step, his mind plotting on how he’ll set up his own firm, one where he won’t have to wake up early on Monday morning to go to work. In fact, he won’t have to wake up on Monday at all if he wanted. Continue reading

Crazy

They call you crazy, coz they want you like them to live in conformity.
Only coz they are lazy, and don’t know how to break from their monotony,
Their souls are hazy, coz they haven’t discovered their individuality,
They plod daily, in a life stripped of their unique ability,
Yes when they call you crazy, it does look like a hint of jealousy.

7 Business Lessons From Military Special Operations Officers (Special Ops)

They are the best of the best. Every country deploys them to the hottest battle zones. While we know that these highly trained military units are prepared for battle, the same skills can also be applied in the modern day business and career field, which is a battle zone in itself. I’ll examine 7 aspects of their training and operations that can be used in the corporate world with positive results. Continue reading

The Main Event : Part 2

A boy came rushing into the Bethlehem town square. He was obviously quick footed, as he had outpaced the runner who had gone to fetch him. He came directly to where Samuel was and bowed down in respect to the old prophet. Samuel inspected him. He smelled of sheep and his cloak was old and worn out, but that couldn’t hide the fact that he was as handsome and well-built as his seven older brothers who were standing nearby. “You must be David”, said Samuel. “Yes I am”. “Then let’s proceed”, said Samuel with a smile. “You’re the one I was waiting for.” Samuel took his horn and poured the oil on David’s head and spoke a blessing on him. He then proceeded to carry out the sacrifice hurriedly, knowing that the main reason for his coming was already complete. Continue reading

The Main Event : Part 1

The old man, staff in hand, wearily strolled into the town square and looked around. He was obviously a man of great importance, judging by the way everyone was treating him. In the middle of the open arena he saw the hastily built altar and stepped forward to inspect it. He stared at it for a few minutes as the wind blew his thin hair on his face. “This will do”, he whispered to a younger man who stood by his side. The second man looked at him suspiciously as his long white beard moved as he spoke. “Please bring the heifer I came with. And call all the guests I’ve invited, it’s time for the afternoon sacrifice. “ Continue reading