THE UNFORTUNATE SAILORS – Part 1

Imagine waking up from your house in the morning to enter a business deal with a potential client. You doted all the 'I's' and crossed the 'T's.' You were very sure you were going to win the deal. Then, boom! Someone just came from nowhere in the form of a business partner, a neighbor, a … Continue reading THE UNFORTUNATE SAILORS – Part 1

MAKING AGRIBUSINESS WORK – My Tale of ICRA course

7 Countries, 19 Students, 3 trainers, and 2 weeks course. Imagine you are in a class where you are the youngest and your course mates cut across seven different countries, backgrounds, origins and different levels of experiences, such as professors, doctors, and actors, who have been practicing even before you were born. This is the … Continue reading MAKING AGRIBUSINESS WORK – My Tale of ICRA course

FOUR REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD BE A CRITICAL THINKER

According to the World Economic Forum, there are about ten soft skills in high demand that are necessary for you to thrive in the 21st Century and one of these skills is 'Critical thinking'. Humans make about 35,000 conscious decision every day, imagine if there is a tool that could subject your mind to making … Continue reading FOUR REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD BE A CRITICAL THINKER

THE EFFECT OF EMOTIONAL INCOMPETENCE IN OUR SOCIETY

Emotional incompetence often results from habits deeply learned early in life. These automatic habits are set in place as a normal part of living as experience shapes the brain. As people acquire their habitual repertoire of thoughts, feelings, and actions, the neural connections that support these are strengthened, becoming dominant pathways for nerve impulses. Connections that are unused become weakened, while those that people use over and overgrow increasingly strong. When these habits have been so heavily learned, the underlying neural circuitry becomes the brain's default option at any moment - what a person does automatically and spontaneously, often with little awareness of choosing to do so. Thus, the need for emotional intelligence (EI).

WRONG REASON FOR STARTING A BUSINESS 3

So far, we have seen that being broke and not wanting to work for somebody are really not great reasons to start a business. Let me introduce you to the third wrong reason. WRONG REASON 3: BECAUSE I HAVE AN IDEA. Yes, I mean it. Having an idea is not enough reason to start a … Continue reading WRONG REASON FOR STARTING A BUSINESS 3

WRONG REASON FOR STARTING A BUSINESS 2

I started this series with the first wrong reason , which is "Because I'm broke". You may want to look for it. Permit me to bring to you the second wrong reason to start a business WRONG REASON 2: BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO WORK FOR ANYBODY

WRONG REASONS FOR STARTING A BUSINESS

One of the major reasons many startups fail can be traced back to why they started the business in the first place. When your intention is wrong, your actions cannot be correct. I will be sharing with you some common wrong reasons to start a business WRONG REASON 1: BECAUSE I'M BROKE Everyone needs money. … Continue reading WRONG REASONS FOR STARTING A BUSINESS

DON’T JUST THINK IT. DO IT

On our way to Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Foundation (TEEF) forum 2018 held at Lagos Law school, I shared an exciting business idea with our company's Business Development Manger, about the potential business opportunity in intra-Lagos water transport system. I pointed out how the land is so congested (we were held up in a traffic on … Continue reading DON’T JUST THINK IT. DO IT

I GOT A LOVE LETTER

Guess what? I'm loved. Nothing is as sweet as knowing that someone somewhere is deeply in love with you. I received a Love letter this morning and I can't help but bring it up here. Here's it... "Though the mountains are shaken and the hills are removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not … Continue reading I GOT A LOVE LETTER

BOOK REVIEW: Attitude is Everything

During my Industrial Training at NAFDAC, Kaduna Area Laboratory, in 2014, I ran into one of my co-IT students, Olayinka Obadele, reading a book with the title Attitude Is Everything by Jeff Keller. I was attracted by the title, so I borrowed it. Reading the book caused a major paradigm shift in my life to … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Attitude is Everything