Most of us have seen an episode or two, if not every episode of the fast-paced, exciting thriller: 24. I am a huge fan of CTU Agent, Jack Bauer and while most of us just enjoy the thrill of suspense and a heart pounding from not knowing what will happen next, as a Personal Assistent, my senses spots habits of effectiveness I can adopt on my job. The truth is that you really don’t have to be a Personal Assistant to be able to make these work for you. Anyone who hopes to be effective on their jobs and get results can adopt these simple, everyday technics, so here goes: Continue reading
Not so long ago there used to be unquestionably three classes of citizens: the upper class (the rich), the middle class and the lower class (the poor). An article published on forbes.com early this year indicates some very startling statistics which include the fact that almost half of the world’s wealth is currently owned by just one percent of the world’s population and eighty-five richest people in the world have as much wealth as the poorest 3.5 billion people in the world. These are staggering figures and they clearly indicate the growth of a major class of citizens – the poor!
Research shows that the middle class are world citizens with the following features: being able to save for the future, being able to own your own home, Continue reading
I have been writing for as long as I can remember and words are my thing! But it’s funny how I run short of them when I am really touched by something. Like the way I feel every time I get that notification that I just got a new follower, it’s better than butterflies in the belly, almost indescribable. I could find close descriptions, like love making, licking honey, falling in love… but to me nothing comes close. Continue reading
Everyone is afraid of something!
Well almost, but I’m yet to meet a man who fears nothing. Fear has been described as an (unpleasant) emotion induced by the threat of danger, pain or harm (Google results). Wikipedia defines it as, and I quote “an emotion induced by a threat perceived by living entities, which causes a change in brain and organ function and ultimately a change in behavior, such as running away, hiding or freezing from traumatic events” The article goes ahead to mention various kinds of fear but for the purpose of this blog, we will be concerned with fears that affect our jobs and careers and sometimes filter into our personal lives. Truth is, whether we are talking about the fear of death or that of heights, our reactions are almost the same and they tend to have similar effects on us. The list below is my personal collection: Continue reading
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Life happens while we’re busy trying to get one! And if you belong to the category of people who spend their lives working for others (not that it is a bad thing), ignoring the most important things in their own lives: their dreams, their families etc. then it’s high time you started thinking about how to accomplish other important things with the limited time you have.
If you are a typical nine-to-fiver (or eight-to-sixer), here are a few things you can accomplish in the evening/night and at weekends to move you a few steps closer to your dreams: Continue reading
You’re a step further in charge of your work (and your personal) life when you learn to rise above negative or ignorant comments and attitude from bosses and colleagues at your work place. Let’s just say, when you get this level of emotional intelligence in place, you literally snatch the keys to your happiness from them and put them back in your pockets.
Negativity in the work place can not only affect you at work but can equally nibble and rub of on your personal life. If not properly dealt with internally, negativity can: Continue reading
The words of our national anthem had never meant so much to me, not because it came from the lips of Beyonce but seeing this video was actually the first time I had heard a bunch of Nigerians chant the song with so much passion and in one place at the same time. I had goose bumps all over listening as they chorused …one nation bound in freedom, peace and unity. My mind darted to the recent decision of Scotland to remain part of the United Kingdom and I thought to myself, we have had 54 years of freedom, what have we done with it? While the answer to that question would take us into a long, boring political reflection, I am absolutely grateful for one thing: so far, we are still in one piece! And that is something.
Well not me, I don’t hate my job. Do you hate yours? That’s a million dollar question. I bet the answer to that question isn’t far fetched but the real deal is in putting the answer to good use. If you, like me, love what you do, you might as well skip the rest of this text and move on to the next article. But if the answer to that question is a big emphatic ‘NO!’ then let us reason together. Continue reading
So the concept of time management really should be Self Management. I couldn’t agree more. Let’s turn on our creative mindset for just a minute and imagine that we all had the ability to pause time. Can you for a second imagine what the world would be like today? I am picturing a world where many of the things we see and enjoy today would never have been made. Many tasks would actually never get accomplished and many geniuses would have remained mere men. So the problem has never been time, it has always been you (and me, of course!) When we do not enjoy what we do, as is the case most of the time, it usually takes an extra amount of discipline to push ourselves to do and complete it. Continue reading