Sunday, 27 March 2016

Things Successful People Don't Do Again.

Dr. Henry Cloud has discovered
certain “awakenings” that people have—in life and in business—that once they have them, they never go back to the old way of doing
things. And when that happens, they are never the same. In short, they got it. “Years ago, a bad business decision of mine led to an interesting discussion with my mentor,” . “I had learned a valuable lesson the hard way, and he reassured me: ‘The good thing is once you learn that lesson, you never go back. You never do it again.’

“I wondered, what are the key awakenings that successful people go through that forever change how they do things, which propel them
to succeed in business, relationships, and life?

I began to study these awakenings, researching them over the years.”
Although life and business have many lessons to teach us, learning that high performers go through,
never to return again.

Successful people never again…

1. Return to what hasn’t worked.
Whether a job, or a broken relationship that was ended for a good reason, we should never
go back to the same thing, expecting different results, without something being different.

2. Do anything that requires
them to be someone they are
not. In everything we do, we have to ask ourselves, “Why am I doing this? Am I suited for it? Does it fit me? Is it sustainable?” If the answer is no
to any of these questions, you better have a very good reason to proceed.

3. Try to change another person.
When you realize that you cannot force someone into doing something, you give him or
her freedom and allow them to experience the consequences. In doing so, you find your own
freedom as well.

4. Believe they can please
everyone. Once you get that it truly is impossible to please everyone, you begin to live purposefully,
trying to please the right people.

5. Choose short-term
comfort over long-term benefit.
Once successful people know they want something that requires a painful, time-limited step, they do not mind the painful step because
it gets them to a long-term benefit. Living out this principle is one of the most fundamental differences between successful and
unsuccessful people, both personally and professionally.

6. Take their eyes off the big
picture. We function better emotionally and perform better in our lives when we can see the big
picture. For successful people, no one event is ever the whole story. Winners remember that – each and every day.

7. Neglect to do due diligence.
No matter how good something looks on the outside, it is only by taking a deeper, diligent, and honest look that we will find out what we
truly need to know: the reality that we owe ourselves.

8. Fail to ask why they are
where they find themselves.
One of the biggest differences between successful people and others is that in love and in life, in relationships and in business,
successful people always ask themselves, what part am I playing in this situation? Said another way, they do not see themselves only
as victims, even when they are.

9. Forget that their inner life determines their outer success.
The good life sometimes has little to do with outside circumstances. We are happy and fulfilled mostly by who we are on the inside.
Research validates that. And our internal lives largely contribute to producing many of our external circumstances. And, the converse is true: people who are still trying to find success in various areas of life
can almost always point to one or more of these patterns as a reason they are repeating the same mistakes.

Everyone makes mistakes even the most successful people out there. But, what achievers do better than others is recognize the patterns that are causing those mistakes and
never repeat them again. In short, they learn from pain—their own and the pain of others.

A good thing to remember is this: pain is unavoidable, but repeating the same pain twice, when we could choose to learn and do something different, is certainly avoidable. I
like to say, “we don’t need new ways to fail the old ones are working just fine!” Our task, in business and in life, is to observe what they are, and never go back to doing them
again.

Saturday, 26 March 2016

My Key Important Productivity Method

You can read entire books on productivity, dozens of blog posts, and implement half a dozen different productivity systems. But at the end of the day, you’d have gotten nothing important done.

The truth is, productivity is fairly simple, in theory. Even if you have an overwhelming amount to do, the steps aren’t hard to figure out:

1. Pick something important to work on (a task from your most important project, perhaps). What you pick doesn’t really matter, because you’ll get the rest soon.

2. Focus exclusively on that task for a bit, finishing it if you can.

3. Pick another important task after that, and repeat.

And of course, take breaks. Walk around. Do some yoga. Meditate. Eat something healthy. Socialize. But when you're going to work, focus on something important, and try to get it done. You might think you have too much to do, but in truth, all you can really do is focus on one thing at a time.

So if it’s so simple, what’s getting in the way? Fear.

Some of the fears that get in the way of executive the productivity steps above: fear of failure, uncertainty, incompetence, discomfort, not having control control.

In fact, we fear only one thing really: not having control, certainty, security, comfort. Those are really all the same thing (certainty). All of our fears come from that.

We don’t like to feel these fears. So we avoid them, trying to seek control, certainty, comfort by going to distractions, news sites, social media, cat videos, email, text messages. We try to get control by running from the important but uncertain tasks and tidying up, doing errands, organizing, making a new productivity system. Anything to avoid the uncertainty.

So now we get down to my Most Important Productivity Method. It’s diving into the uncertainty.

1. Start by setting yourself an important task. Any one will do. When you notice yourself getting lost in distractions or busywork, take a step back, and set yourself an important task.

2. Focus on that task, and only that task. Try to finish it, or at least work for 10-15 uninterrupted minutes.

3. When you notice yourself trying to go to distractions or busywork, pause. Notice the fear of uncertainty. Breathe.

4. Explore the feeling. See how it feels in your body. Stay with this physical feeling for a minute, and learn that you are OK despite this fear of uncertainty. There is a basic goodness in your heart that will always be there, even if you don’t know how this task or any moment will turn out.

5. Dive into the task, even with this feeling of fear in you. It’s OK to be aware of the fear, and still do your important task.

That’s it. Be aware of the fear, don’t let yourself act on it, explore it with curiosity, and do your important work anyway.

You’ll let yourself run from the fear, go to distraction, over and over. But it’s in that moment when you decide not to run that you really develop the skill that will change your life.

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Thursday, 24 March 2016

Tips On How To Make Money On The Internet.

Based on the hash economy a lot of people are wondering how to make
money online. The secrets to
making money online are the same
as making money in the "real
world" known as offline which are: Hard work, creativity,
innovation and knowledge. The
Internet is the real world, it just has some aspects that allow a person of lesser means compete with people with much deeper pockets.

Perhaps the biggest myth to making money online is that you don't have to work hard. This is far from the case. In fact, in the beginning
you might be working harder than you are now. Most people who succeed online do so by working very hard work at whatever project they are doing online. They did not just put up a website and sit back and wait for checks to flow in. They worked hard to get their businesses off the ground and were rewarded
for it. The basic truth here is that any person who wants to make money online will have to commit several hours a day at least and lots of sweat equity to the project.
If you're not prepared to work hard forget about making money online. You have a chance to make a good deal of money online but you do
have to earn it.

The people who make the most money online are those who come up with new ideas and concepts. Whether it's SEO marketing, blogging, selling through Twitter whatever somebody had to create it. The biggest fortunes will be made
by those who are willing to create something new and work hard at it. This has been the case in the "real world" for some time. It was
Bill Gates who decided the PC need a new operating system Now he can give away billions and not miss it. The same creativity takes place
now on the Internet.

After the creators the people who make the most money online are the innovators. These can be those who come with a new idea or those who have the courage to try and
implement a new idea. If an innovator sees something new that looks like a big money maker they try it, they adapt it and they start
doing it. In many cases innovators simply take somebody else's idea and run with it. Next time
you see a really great money making idea don't just try to figure out how you can get in on it. Instead, try to figure out how to do it better.
That will make you an innovator. It was Henry Ford who realized cars could be made efficiently with an assembly line process. That innovation changed the way cars are built.

The old saying that knowledge is power has never been truer. The online world is all about
knowledge; those who have the most knowledge will succeed online. That means learn as much about your business or product as you can. Read, do research online and offline, talk to others in the business, or develop a mentor relationship with a more experienced marketer.
Do whatever it takes to get more knowledge and you make money online .

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Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Do You Want To Be Successful? Then Do What You Do Best

There are only two steps to success: to discover your natural talents and perfect them.

Let me share a story i once read that inspired me, its about Ken. Ken was a brilliant man. He began composing at 5 years old, and he was performing before royalty by the time he was
6. Early on, Ken realized what his talents were, practiced and honed what he was born to do, and used his natural abilities to create amazing pieces of music. Ken was not the first to be born with natural talents, and he wasn’t the last.

 We all have them—all of us. We only need to discover what they are and use them to the best of our
abilities. You have been given amazing gifts that are meant to be shared with the world. Your job is to find out what those talents are
and master them. When you focus most of your time and energy on your natural talents, you will find that you reap phenomenal
rewards.

Celebrating our natural talents should be an easy task. But for many people, it’s emotionally exhausting, because a lot of people
fight their giftedness and natural talents for one reason or another. Perhaps their parents wouldn’t approve of their artistic ability to
paint or sculpt because they want them to be a successful doctor or lawyer. Maybe someone’s gift wouldn’t seem to have the
ability to bring the kind of wealth they desire. Sometimes people are simply afraid to pursue something that seems to come so easily to
them—shouldn’t success be difficult? No, it shouldn’t and it isn’t.

These are all excuses. And all the excuses in the world won’t destroy talent. It will be there, waiting for us to fight through fear and “what
ifs” until we realize what we should have been doing our entire lives. We have been given natural talents for a reason—to use them to the betterment of the world and those who inhabit it. Have you ever noticed that when you engage in an activity in which you are naturally talented,
you feel energized, excited and optimistic?

That’s a sign that these are the things you should be focusing upon,when you’re practically buzzing all over, so excited you can hardly stand still. Just like me, i love talking and sharing success tips to youth and Teens and that is why i am today doing what i love doing.
Your job is to find out what makes you buzz and begin to perfect it.

Discover your brilliance in life and practice, practice, practice. You
must hone your natural abilities to perfect them—concentrate on your strengths, not your weaknesses. Look at the world’s greatest athletes. They practice what they’re naturally good at—and what they love to do—every day. They stick to what they do best and reap astounding rewards because of it.

There are only two steps to success: Discover your brilliance and perfect it.

Doing this will allow you to receive the wealth you truly deserve. The only waste of human resources is
letting them go unused. Think positive,  take that bold step and step out of your comfort zone and excel and succeed.

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Sunday, 20 March 2016

16 Quotes to Help You Find Your Happiness

“Think of all the beauty still left
around you and be happy.”
—Anne Frank

Happiness is an subjective word. For some, happiness is the achievement of professional goals and earning a paycheck. For others, it's the simple pleasure of a warm cup of a coffee
on a cool morning. To some, it is living a fulfilled live of abundance, having good health, money wonderful kids etc. But to find happiness, whatever it is, we first need to define what in our lives makes us happiest—and then reach
out and embrace those things, those moments.

Find your happiness with these 16 wonderful and thought-full quotes:

1. “Plenty of people miss their
share of happiness, not because
they never found it, but because
they didn’t stop to enjoy it.”
—William Feather

2. “It’s not how much we have, but
how much we enjoy that makes
happiness."
—Charles Spurgeon

3. “I am determined to be cheerful
and happy in whatever situation I
may find myself. For I have
learned that the greater part of
our misery or unhappiness is not
determined by our circumstance,
but by our disposition.”
—Martha Washington

4. “Happiness is when what you
think, what you say and what
you do are in harmony.”
—Mahatma Gandhi

5. “If you want to be happy, be."
—Leo Tolstoy

6. “Try to make at least one person
happy every day. If you cannot
do a kind deed, speak a kind
word. If you cannot speak a kind
word, think a kind thought. Count
up, if you can, the treasure of
happiness that you would
dispense in a week, in a year, in
a lifetime.”
—Lawrence G. Lovaski

7. “I, not events, have the power to
make me happy or unhappy
today. I can choose which it
shall be. Yesterday is dead,
tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I
have just one day, today, and I’m
going to be happy in it.”
—Groucho Marx

8 “You can be happy where you
are.”
—Joel Osteen

9. “Happiness lies in the joy of
achievement and the thrill of
creative effort.”
—Franklin D. Roosevelt

10. “Each day holds a surprise. But
only if we expect it can we see,
hear or feel it when it comes to
us. Let’s not be afraid to receive
each day’s surprise, whether it
come to us as sorrow or as joy,
it will open a new place in our
hearts, a place where we can
welcome new friends and
celebrate more fully our shared
humanity.”
—Henri Nouwen

11. “The joy of life comes from our
encounters with new
experiences, and hence there is
no greater joy than to have an
endlessly changing horizon, for
each day to have a new and
different sun.”
—Christopher McCandless

12“Only those who have learned
the power of sincere and selfless
contribution experience life’s
deepest joy: true fulfillment.”
—Tony Robbins

13. “Believe in yourself! Have faith in
your abilities! Without a humble
but reasonable confidence in
your own powers you cannot be
successful or happy.”
—Norman Vincent Peale

14. “Be happy for this moment. This
moment is your life.”
—Omar Khayyam

15. “You will never be happy if you
continue to search for what
happiness consists of. You will
never live if you are looking for
the meaning of life.”
—Albert Camus

16. “Even a happy life cannot be
without a measure of darkness,
and the word happy would lose
its meaning if it were not
balanced by sadness. It is far
better to take things as they
come along with patience and
equanimity.”
—Carl Jung

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Friday, 18 March 2016

4 Legal Ways To Make Money Online.

You have heard lots of people making money online right?.
Perhaps you have even tried it
yourself, but were unsuccessful
and hoping to seek some advice.
Well, the truth is, earning money online is very possible, but requires a lot of dedication,focus and hard work. I have researched some best way to make money online and here are my four legal ways:

1. Selling Stuff Online
Selling things online can be done by anyone and opens up so many doors. If you have a lot of
Old or used things ,electronics etc around your house, you could be sitting on a goldmine. With websites such as olx.com, efritin, konga etc, it is incredibly easy to sell second-
hand items. You may not be earning a lot per item, but if you have hundreds of items, you will make more money. This is usually only a temporary solution, unless you plan on finding inventory from wholesalers or even creating your own products, such as you will often see on Etsy. More commonly nowadays, many people are
selling things on Facebook, since the
introduction of groups have made it so easy. Similarly to Olx, this is a good option if you prefer selling and buying in your local area.

2. Affiliate Advertising
Affiliate advertising may be something you have heard about, but not a lot of people really
understand its purpose. You earn a commission selling products or services for someone else,
usually through links on a blog or website. This method can be quite successful when done properly.
In order to sell, you need to attract a high amount of traffic to your blog or website, with the appropriate content and information, which will hopefully encourage your readers to use
your affiliate links. You can signup with Jumia or konga and earn some amount of money when a prospect buys through your link.

3. Work at Home business.
This is a large umbrella term used to describe any sort of job that can be done long-distance, or more specifically, from home. While many
careers can be done from a home office, some of the most popular ones are data entry, blogging and even doing surveys and freelancers . These are usually residual income, but can give you some supplementary income on the side of your full-time job. Surveys are outsources to a large amount of people, when a company is doing
market research, so they are usually run through an organization such as Global Test Market or Toluna. The latter offers a variety of ways to earn extra money, including product
testing and polls.

4. Webpage Design
Webpage design is in huge demand and if you have a computer and an internet connection, you can also learn how to code. With a
thorough knowledge of HTML, CSS and PHP, you already have all the tools to build simple webpages. Consider helping others with their
WordPress themes, portfolio webpages or blogs, and you could be earning some serious money. Share this post.

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How To Organize a Successful Seminars/Workshops.


Seminar is a very good business that anyone can go into and smile to the bank. Like i said in my book "The richest business in the world ". God created each and everyone of us with a unique talent that someone else want to learn. You can learn a skill, trade or have a knowledge that will be of great help to some one out there. Before i dig deep into how to make money with your expertise,skills,talent ,knowledge and passion organizing a seminar workshop, lets first know what seminar is all about.
A seminar is an organized gathering of group of people to discus certain subject or to learn about something special that will be beneficial to both parties. The organizer or convener can choose and presents a certain subject that could dwell on diverse issue such as business ideas or
something to do with the kind of talent, passion knowledge like a banking , stock broking, small business and many other relevant topics. Seminars are information well researched ,educative entertaining and bound by a limited lecture time. The lecture can be carried out by one or several
tutors whose primary function are to disseminate useful information.

Seminars cover a wide range
of subjects but most business seminars are usually how to do something like trade forex,
trade commodity, build website, Accounting, Technologies, personal development etc.

Purpose of seminars
The main purpose is to transmit useful information that will add value to your participants lives and in return you make money. Information is not cheap and that is why everybody needs information to grow or better still to achieve something good. So, the purpose
for organizing a business seminar is to disseminate useful information while making some profit. The business of organizing seminars is a
very lucrative one, especially if you are a public speaker or you have held a position of power and
authority. Proff. pat Utomi is paid more than N2M to speak, George Essien is priced from N500 to a million Naira per hour form some of his public appearances and
speeches. Do you have some expertise in certain area or are you a public speaker, writer or an educationist, you can leverage on your skill and make good money from seminars.

Any body can organize a seminar as far as you have something to sell, i mean something unique and of good value you want others to know, you can set up run a seminar, whatever the product it most be useful
information, educative and straight to the point, you must be able to prove the validity of your product through experience. People in the teaching profession are well suited for running seminars, colleges during holiday periods sometimes do organize holiday couching, this is a form of seminar or workshop.

To organize a seminar you need a product, the product borders on what knowledge you wish to share for a fee, if you are technically inclined or
gifted in the art of craft, you can sell your skill by organizing a seminar in craft making. An importer with the experience in shipping goods can use his experience to teach people the easiest and safest way to ship their goods without having problems with the customs. To organize a seminar you need a topic, put all you know down by written in a 'how to manual' , try to provide as much
information as you can so that the attendee can benefit from your experience and knowledge. Create a Microsoft word manual and make enough photocopies. The manual will be your guide when you
are conducting the seminar.

The seminar has to take place at a prearranged location that is accessible. Some venues are very expensive; some mid range while some can be gotten free but if you are a newbie, i strongly advice you start FREE with FREE venue If you can find a free venue that is decent
you can go for it. Take a look around
your immediate area and ask around. Church hall, School halls are some of the places you might get
for free.

You need to promote and advertise your seminar. Without promotions your seminar might fail , this is because you need to reach and connect with more people that are interested in what you are offering, promotions is a very effective why to reach people who might want to attend. Taking out a classified advertisement in a national daily will do the job nicely but start with your social media. I have used facebook , twitter to invite people to my seminar and the result is okay.
Just loggin and place advert on your Facebook, Twitter, flickr, hi5 , googleplus are all
free. Use it to promote your
event.

The best way to make money in seminars are by creating and selling your own product which you can create in any format like ebooks,CDs audio and video or physical books and software and you can as well charge for your seminar. Another important is that you need to know the topic your are organizing seminar on. Please share this article.

Thursday, 17 March 2016

DEALING WITH THE CAUSES OF STRESS. (Part-2)

From part 1, i talked about some causes of stress and here in this article i am going to talk about solution to stress, enjoy. If our attachment to an ideal is the cause of our stress, then can we just not have ideals? Well, that would be ideal, perhaps, but no, I’ve found it impossible to not have ideals. The ideals come up, unbidden, in our active and ever hopeful minds.

The way to deal with the cause of stress is:

1) notice that you’re feeling stress or frustration.

2) mindfully notice your attachment to an ideal.

3) loosen the attachment, finding love for the actual reality of the present moment.

Let’s look at these in turn.

First, you have to notice the stress. Learn to see your frustration or worry about something as a signpost, a flag that tells you what’s going on. In this way, stress becomes a positive thing, because it’s letting you know that something is going on. It’s like a notification system on your phone — instead of ignoring the notifications, as we usually do (we don’t like to think about stress), we can mindfully drop into ourselves and deal with it.

Next, you have to mindfully notice your attachment to the ideal. That means dropping in and saying, “Hey, things are meeting my ideal and it’s stressing me out — what’s my ideal?” It’s probably something that is more secure, stable, comfortable, controlled than what you’re currently experiencing.

For example, if you’re overwhelmed by too much work, your ideal is probably that you have a very controlled, comfortable amount of work, and that you’re on top of it all. That would feel much more secure, stable, comfortable to you.

Unfortunately, comfort and control and security aren’t what life provides us. It mostly provides us the very opposite — something chaotic, unpredictable, uncomfortable, unstable. And we can be upset by this, or we can embrace it. We can hate all of this about life, or we can love it. This is a choice.

Finally, we can loosen our attachment to this expectation or ideal. We can say, “This ideal is not helping me. Clinging to wanting things this way is actually harming me. I hereby open my heart to many more possibilities.”

That means we can be open to a less-than-ideal co-worker, who isn’t perfect and is struggling with his issues. We can be open to loving having too much work, more than we can possibly do, and having to
prioritize and just focus on the important stuff for now. We can be open to the possibility that we’ll do poorly, or lose our jobs, because even then we’ll figure something out and life will be just fine.

Most of us want to control life to be the way we want. And that’s fine, if it works for you.

What I’m suggesting is being open to many other possibilities, opening your heart to what life offers instead of what you want it to offer, being curious about what’s really in front of you rather than judgmental, and learning to love everything as it is. And most importantly, you shoukd be positive all the time.

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Tuesday, 15 March 2016

HOW TO CREATE AND LAUNCH YOUR OWN INFORMATION PRODUCT IN NIGERIA.


Just before the advent internet, in order to create your own info product to sell, you need to be financially buoyant . Since all products were physical, they had to be created
and then shipped to most bookshops or carried to workshops and seminars. With the internet you have many more options for
creating and distributing your info products without incurring any cost and stress. You can make
them digital or physical, you can create software ,audio, video or ebooks using just your computer.

Before you get started though, you need to make several decisions so that your product becomes a
success. Ask yourself these questions, and use your answers to create a successful product.

1. What Will Be The Topic Of My Products?

Is there a specific topic you are an expert in? Do you have a hobby you’ve been very successful at
and can share your knowledge? Is there a topic you are passionate about? Regardless of what your skill is, there’s probably a market for it. The first step in getting started
is to do your research, once you’ve chosen your topic, find out if there is a market for what you do. You can search for your topic in the search engines. Look for forums like nairaland, some Christian forums, students forums etc , social
networking sites, and other sites that offer products similar to the ones you want to create. If you find many sites like these, then you have a huge market for your info product.

2. What Format Will i Use To Create My Products?

Although writing is one of the easiest ways to communicate your information to others, writing a
book isn’t the only way to create an information product. You have the option of creating different types of products to meet the needs of
your audience, including video,info graphics and audio on CDs and you can as well organize a seminar and sell your expertise. You can also create strictly digital products that can be downloaded from your website or blog.

3. What Tools Will i Need To Create My Products?

If you plan to write books ( though physical books and costly to produce) or ebooks, you need a word processing program (Microsoft word) , as well as a program to create PDFs. A PDF is a universal format that can be distributed to anyone and read on any type of computer and phones like smart phones,androids etc . If you plan to self publish your manuscript as a book, you’ll need to convert your
document to PDF before publishing.
With video and audio, you’ll either need a video camera, or some type of software on your computer to create your audios and videos. You
can do a search at any of the freeware websites to find software for creating your projects in these
formats. Go to computer village and get these softwares or download it free from a site, just do a search for it on google.

4. How Will i Distribute My Products?

This is one if the major and important part that will determine your success in making money from information marketing. There many ways to promote and get your product in front of your target audince. Once you know what format you will create your
product in, you’ll need to decide how to distribute it. This means taking orders, as well as processing payments. The secret here is to
automate every aspect of the order, payment, and distribution process so your products are available 24/7. It will also save you a lot of time,
and you can use your time to market your products. Remember you need a great sales page and a good traffic.

5. How Will i Market My Products?

Another major question that needs a good answer. The type of product you sell can largely determine
how you will market your product. Will you create a website /blog to send your traffic to? Do you plan to
pay for traffic, as in pay per clicks? Articles and press releases are a great way to get the word out about your business and drive traffic. You can also advertise your business using classified ads on newsprints and magazine here in Nigeria, as well as share your knowledge on forums and social network sites.
There are many ways to market your business that will get you the traffic to sell your products. I strongly advice that you create your marketing plan before you create your products and then launch as soon as you are ready to begin to market your products. The success here is determined by action and getting more knowledge about information marketing. This is the richest business in the world as stated in my bestseller book "The Richest Business In The World"

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Monday, 14 March 2016

DEALING WITH THE CAUSES OF STRESS. (Part-1)

There isn’t a working person among us who doesn’t deal with stress — whether you’re an entrepreneur, a part time worker or  struggling for a  startup, or clocking in working for a company, work stress is inevitable.

The question now is where does this stress originate from , and how do we deal with it? In this article, i will discuss and identify some causes and solution to stress.

Most guides to stress will give you some actions to take like exercise, sleep well, eat right, meditate, and do some yoga at your desk etc. These are all amazing, and you should do them.

However, I’m more interested in getting at the root of stress. Dig down, ferret out the cause, and work it out directly, rather than treating the symptoms. Only once if you deal with the cause of stress you can be a master of it.

Cause of Stress

Let’s take a look at some things you might be stressed about at work:

Hard deadlines, Difficult co-workers or boss, Uncertainty about your job, Uncertainty about whether you can succeed at this project Competition, office politics, interpersonal conflicts, Not having enough time for family or personal life, Being overwhelmed by too much to do and the list go on and on.

There are many more possibilities, but these are a good example. In all these examples, you should understand that the cause is really the same thing:

We are attached to how we want things to be. We have an ideal about how each of these situations should be, and our clinging to this ideal is causing the stress.

Let’s take the uncertainty about the job. Of course, that’s not ideal, we would rather have a stable job that we don’t have to worry about. So reality is not matching our ideal (a stable job), and that causes us stress. We don’t like the present situation, and this not wanting uncertainty is causing us to stress out.

The same is true of each of the above examples — when a co-worker is not meeting our ideal, when we have an ideal that we won’t have too much to do, when our ideal of having easy-to-meet deadlines isn’t being met … we get stressed.

Unfortunately, this happens all day long, every day. Our ideals about reality are constantly not being met, and so we stress out. It builds up. It becomes a health problem.

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Friday, 11 March 2016

MEET TONY ELEMELU, ONE OF THE RICHEST MEN IN AFRICA.


Be inspired and get yourself to the top.

Name: Tony Elumelu
Age: 52
Net Worth: $700 million
Source of Wealth: Investments


In his early career, Elumelu acquired and turned Standard Trust Bank into a top-five player in Nigeria. In 2005, his corporate reputation as an
African business leader was sealed when he led the largest merger in the banking sector in Sub-Saharan Africa to acquire United Bank for
Africa (UBA). In five years, he transformed it from a single-country bank to a pan-African institution with over seven million customers in
nineteen African countries.

Following his retirement from UBA in 2010, Elumelu founded Heirs Holdings, which invests in the financial services, energy, real estate and hospitality, agribusiness, and healthcare sectors. In the same year, he established the Tony Elumelu Foundation, an Africa-based and
African-funded philanthropic organization dedicated to the promotion of excellence in
business leadership and entrepreneurship and to enhancing the competitiveness of the private
sector across Africa.

In 2011, Heirs Holdings acquired a controlling interest in the Transnational Corporation of
Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), a publicly quoted conglomerate that has business interests in the
agribusiness, energy, and hospitality sectors. Elumelu was subsequently appointed the chairman of the corporation.

37 Profitable Self-Employed Business Ideas You Can Start With Less Than $100 In Nigeria. 

Ready to live the dream and work for
yourself? Here are 37 self -employed business ideas you can start with or less than $100!

Starting your own business is the dream for many . The ability to set your own hours , to determine the type of work you do and earn your income as you wish is a freedom many consider worth pursuing .
You still have much time to create your own business.  Becoming self - employed is goal for those that
want -to - be an entrepreneurs , but knowing exactly what business to start and being able to afford the startup costs can be a barrier . Luckily, there are plenty of
opportunities for those willing to learn and put a little elbow grease into their career path.

 If you’ re looking for a little motivation or inspiration to get you started , below you’ ll find 37 self - employed business ideas you can start with or less than $100. Note, you cant do all the business, just pick one then start it small and grow it big. Below are the list of small business ideas to look into:

1. Cleaning Service.
This business will continue to grow as far as people continue to exist. With the surplus of cleaning services
available , one way to differentiate yourself and stay up with current demands is to offer a good cleaning service . One benefit of this business opportunity is that with a little research you can come up with cost - effective cleaning solutions that you can create yourself . If your customers like your cleaning services,  it will attract in more customers for you. Another good thing about this business is that,  you can start it any where even from your kitchen or backyard with one or two buckets and good detergent.

2. Social Media Consultant.
If you have some time and a computer or smart phone, becoming a social media consultant may
be just right for you. The other
prerequisites needed include being
comfortable online and using social media platforms and a love for talking to people . To get started building your portfolio , work with a few nonprofits in you area or offer
your services at a discounted rate to local small business owners. Many small business owners need to get their business online, they need to showcase their products and services, they all need to brand themselves ranging from entertainers to the least person.

3. Grocery delivery service
While some major grocery store chains already offer online shopping and delivery , not all stores are covered with this convenience . Local and natural food stores
are ripe resources to consider creating a delivery partnership with. A simple way to get this business going is to contact local stores and work out a deal to deliver groceries to customers for a fee . Another
option is to provide your own online
purchasing options for groceries you are willing to stock. When a customer makes an order through your site, you can go purchase the items and deliver them . This
option allows for you to work out
wholesale or resell partnerships with local stores so you can make revenue not just on the delivery fees , but the products themselves .

4. Project Management Services
Often projects go off the rails due to poor management ending up costing companies extra time and revenue . However , not all companies can afford a full time project manager. They may only need one for a
specific project . This is where a project management service comes in. As a project manager, you can work with all types of businesses and industries . Your job is to help the company get their project
completed on time and on budget .

5. Mobile Repair.
This program helped me to win an award during my NYSC days and i generated cash teaching and repairing damaged phones. What’ s better than finding someone who can repair your broken items ? Someone who will come to you and do it. Mobile repair covers so many areas from cars to computers. If you have a knack for fixing things and you don’ t mind driving around
to do it , you may have your perfect
business opportunity.

6. Tutoring/Teaching
Not everyone “gets” the subject they are currently studying. In fact , people who need some extra coaching may not even be taking classes . There are many areas of
our lives where we could use a little bit of help with improving, including art , computer skills , organization , cooking , etc . If you are skilled in a specific area that other people have trouble with and love to teach, those skills tutoring or teaching may
be your calling. Start by organizing extra classes after schools like Jamb,  GCE, NECO etc or private home lessons, if you up to 5 families that you can teach their kids after school for 2hrs a day, you can make up to $100 a month.

7. Resume Writing Service
Millions of youth are out there searching and competing to gain employment and with so many people competing for desirable positions , your resume is one area you can’ t afford to mess up. If you
offer a service that can help job seekers stand out amongst other applicants and have a better chance at getting the job they desire , you could build a thriving business helping other people preparing a better C.V.

9. Freelance Writing
If you love to write , but aren ’ t quite ready to churn out a novel , you might want to consider freelance writing . With content marketing become a key aspect for
companies, there are more and more job opportunities opening up for writers . To get started , check with some local businesses in your area and see if they need help with blog posts or creating other information products such as reports or
short ebooks .

10. Freelance Design
Design is certainly a skill that lends itself to self - employment . No matter what type of design you do, there are going to be companies that need your services. The key is to work on your portfolio and get a
few referrals under your belt . If you don’t want to work with actual clients , you may want to instead consider using your design
skills to create products such as business cards, website templates and stock illustrations that you can sell.

11. Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing may be one of the
easiest businesses to start . All you need is a website or blog and some partnerships with vendors in a niche you are passionate about and knowledgeable in. While easy to
start , you will need to put some real effort and time into driving targeted traffic to your website to generate sales.

12. Consultant
Do you have specialized knowledge in a specific area ? You might want to consider starting a consulting business . You’ll find consultants in just about every field . Their job is to help other people do their jobs
easier and more efficiently.

13. Event or Party Planner
If you love creativity and attending parties and are hyper organized , party planning may be just be
your dream business. To help you stand out in the crowd , you might want to consider focusing on a specific niche such as weddings, corporate events or conventions.

14. Blogging
If you love to write , but don ’ t want to freelance, you may find starting your own blog more appealing . There are many revenue opportunities from blogging
including affiliate partnerships ,
sponsorship , product sales and advertising . Not to mention, blogging in a topic you’ re
passionate about can be deeply rewarding and fulfilling.

15. Create Information Products
In a similar vein to blogging , creating information products for sale is also a lucrative low - cost startup business idea . If you have
knowledge in a certain area , you can create courses , ebooks or videos ( or all three !) that others can purchase and download. The ideas for this business model are
limitless .

16. Life Coach/Mentor Service
While we may be able to see exactly what someone else needs in a particular situation, figuring it out your own life isn’t always as easy . That’s where a life coach or mentor can be of help , especially if you
specialize in a specific area . This particular business idea is lucrative because it’s inexpensive to get started and the fields of specialty are endless . You can coach or
mentor in any area from sports to weight loss , organization to personal happiness .

17. Write Books
In the USA Amazon and Apple have made book publishing a field just about anyone can
enter, same here in Nigeria and Africa with the help of Jumia and Konga etc . If you have a wealth of knowledge in a particular subject, creating and publishing your own books might just be your ideal business. The key here is to enter this business with the goal of
creating multiple books related to your subject matter. The more books you can create the better . When you are comfortable with the process , consider helping other authors publish their works for a fee.

18. Direct Sales Consultant  ( Network Marketing)
If you have a big network of friends and acquaintances, and you don ’ t mind selling, you may want to have a go at becoming a direct sales consultant . Most of the reputable companies offer starting costs
under $100 and provide training and team support to help you succeed.
This is a great idea for someone who wants to branch out on their own , but wants a little help and support behind them .

19. Business Plan Service
Make your business helping other people start their businesses ! Business plans are needed to help secure loans, investments and to make sure you keep your business
running on target . If you have a keen knack for creating business plans, considering helping out one of the fastest growing employment areas – the self - employed !

20. Restored / repairing of used Furniture Business.
Are you handy when it comes to repairing furniture? Taking old things and refurbishing them , or even upcycling the various parts into something completely different, is a great way to earn a bit of extra cash. With this business all social media platforms are your best friend . Fix
up a few pieces at a time and offer a “sale day” where people can come and see everything you have . Or , just sell your pieces one at a time through facebook,twitter etc

21. Logo Design Services
If you’re a graphic designer, but don’t want to be attached to huge projects , you might want to consider creating  a niche by becoming a logo designer only. The projects are typically simple and straightforward and you probably already have everything you need to do the
work. To get started building your
portfolio , contact local businesses most especially small business owners , nonprofit organizations or government agencies for work. You can also expand your services by providing logos and other branding images for use on social media
profiles as well.

22. Homemade Natural Soaps /Beauty Products.  You can also create your own natural soaps or beauty products. The trend for going natural in all areas of our lives is growing and this is an area with
some real potential . If you’re not up for actually making the products, you could refer to the previous ideas in this article and either set up a dropshipping relationship with vendors you trust or create a blog related to this topic .

23. Catering.
If you love cooking up a feast for special events , consider starting a catering business. You'll need to check with local laws and regulations before starting .
However , many in this field find it an
extremely rewarding experience. They key to success with this business idea is to find a speciality that is unique in your area . You can focus on a certain cuisine ,
dietary needs, or type of event.

24. Errand Service.
Companies like DHL, FEDEX etc are already employing this idea , but they’ re only available in most big cities . Offering similar services in your local area could be quite
lucrative if you’re willing to do the tasks at hand . This can be especially fruitful if you are offering your services to the senior market. This demographic isn’t as able to
get around and would benefit greatly from having someone they trust run some local errands for them on a fee.

25. Virtual Assistant
The best part about being a virtual
assistant is that you can do it from home. Most of the tasks for a virtual assistant are computer related , so as long as you have a computer , internet access and a phone you are set. With this business you’ ll want to make sure you have a few
clients at a time to ensure you can work the hours needed . Since the benefit of a virtual assistant is that a person can hire them for as much or as little as needed , you’ll need to account for peaks and lows in weekly hours .

26. Pet Groomer
It ’ s probably no surprise that pet grooming is a growing business. In 2012 , 62 % of households had pets. That’ s a lot of animal baths ! As a groomer , you can not only handle pet bathing , but also other basic grooming needs . If you have the
resources, you can expand your business by offering a mobile service as well. Places to set up these business is in big cities, like Lekki, Aja, Ikeja etc  Abuja and all the big men private estates.

27. Translator
More and more companies are venturing into other countries and want to reach more demographics . This means the need for translation services are growing . Website translation is an especially growing area since their is a global reach.
If you know a few languages, you might consider offering your services as a new business opportunity and you can do it on part time or full time.

28. App Developer
The phrase “there's an app for that” has never been more true than it is today , but there's always room for a new idea or a better implementation of something that's already out there. From developing an app
for a company to creating something for yourself. All you need is a great idea and the technical know - how to actually build it.

29. Selling Used and New Products Online. Selling your stuff on OLX ,Facebook and Twitter can seem like a great way to earn a few bucks on the side, all you need is take pictures, put together a good post and keep track of payments , shipping, etc . The idea of selling
something online is appealing. For this business idea , you would
just need to reach out to friends and
family and see if they have anything they' d like to sell . You can do all the setting up of the shop and products, and you can split
the profits. I have sold a number of item on www.olx.com

30.Photography
If you have a love for taking pictures consider making it your new business venture . This is an area where having a speciality will help you stand out . You can focus on typical portraits or consider other
areas of photography such as travel ,
nature, food , corporate portraits or
corporate photography. This business will continue to be lucrative as far as owemba can not stop.

31. Personal Trainer
Health is a high priority for many , and losing weight and getting fit are top concerns in this area . If you have a track record for helping people with their fitness in a specific area , you could have a very
profitable business. Like many of these suggestions focusing on niche or target area can help you stand out as an expert in a growing industry.

32. Computer Repair
For many people , a computer problem that could be a simple fix winds up being a drawn out warranty nightmare . While we may know how to breeze our way through apps, many of us are not as comfortable
with the hardware that powers our
machines . Computer repair is a great low cost business startup, especially if you offer mobile computer repair. Getting started is as simple as building up a
reputation for being the “go to ” computer handyman . Get the word out to your friends and family about what you’ re doing and you’ ll be off to a great start .

33. Computer Skills Tutor
In today ’ s connected world, people can often feel out of the loop when it comes to new technologies, and the constant stream of new products means it ’ s only going to get worse . If you have the patience and
the teaching ability , it could be a great idea to start a business getting the “technologically inept” up to par with the current software. Go to secondary schools and offer your services at a fee, you can charge from N3000 per student and teach them for two or three weeks.

34. Picture Framing
If you’ re willing to do some research and learn how to frame and cut glass , picture framing may be a great business opportunity for you. Once you have the skills , the benefits to this business are pretty obvious . You can work from home
and determine your own hours and clients . There are huge markups in the framing business, which means you can earn more while working less – every business owner’ s dream.

35.  Crafts Seller
Do you love making things ? Use your talents to generate a profit with an online craft business ,shoes, bags and beeds etc. With sites like olx, facebook etc , selling your homemade goods has never been any easier . It ’ s especially helpful if you focus on a specific trend or niche that fits into a specific category . This will help you get
found easier and will help people share your products on sites like Pinterest easier as well.

36. Internet Security Consultant
With privacy and security concerns at an all time high, now is the perfect time to consider a business as a internet security consultant. You can help educate people on setting up their home networks and securing their personal information. You
can also work with companies by helping them secure their websites and their business/customer data.

37. Local Tour Consultant
If you have a love for local history and lore, becoming a local tour consultant might be your perfect business idea . You can start off by simply offering walking tours of your city or specific history regions within your city. You ’ ll need to contact your local city offices to make sure
there are no laws or regulations that would interfere. However , if you’ re good to go, the only thing you need to get started is a website with your tour information and some local word of mouth to start your first tours . You may want to consider
partnering with your local visitor ’ s bureau to help attract tourists to your business.

These small businesses can be set up with less than $100 but above all, you need to be focused, have a clear vision and be determined to succeed. Read and expand your horizons,  study the business very well and map out a positive plan to help you achieve your goals.

If you need more coaching and consultancy on any of the business, fee free to contact us through our email or call and we shall respond to you. Help someone else fulfill their dreams of self -employment !
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Monday, 7 March 2016

SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ENTREPRENEUR

Are you an entrepreneur? Do you want to know the characteristics and skills of a good entrepreneur? What’s are the factors that makes a great entrepreneur? For example to be a basketball star, you would most likely be extremely tall, fast, athletic, and have real hops. But the qualities of a great entrepreneur are more abstract or illusive for someone studying entrepreneurship and business.

Based on my experience, I have outlined five major traits that mean you have the chops when it comes to building a business and living the life of an entrepreneur.

1. Salesmanship.
The ability to sell something is absolutely necessary to knowing how to run a business at any stage. Whether you’re starting out on the
floor like I did selling a physical product or the CEO of an agency selling the talented employees, you need to know how to make a sale.

2. A chip on your shoulder.
Yes, I’m serious. And that can come in two forms. Either you were born with nothing, zero, and you’re just hungrier than the average human. Or, it’s the reverse: You were born into a lot of wealth and opportunity and you want to prove that you don’t need it, and can do it on your own. In either case, some kind of chip can push you a long way, especially for the amount of hours and energy you’ll need to put into your business.

3. An independent spirit.
Being an entrepreneur means you rely on yourself and no one else. At the end of the day, you need to be 100 percent comfortable with making the final call, being able to trust yourself and your intuition.

4. Understanding consumers
and consumer attention .
Let me use Mark Zuckerberg as an example of someone who truly understands and trades consumer attention. He got it with his product:
Facebook. He held onto it by identifying and acquiring Instagram. And he saw it with Snapchat, too, but that deal didn’t pan out. In any case, the lesson is that not only knowing
where the consumer is, but also where they are going, is crucial and will help to boost your sales.

5. Patience.
It can be a slow and lonely climb to the top. If patience is a trait you don’t currently possess, but you want to play in this world, I
recommend developing it as much as you possibly can.

Listen, everybody is born with some capability to run a business. But 90 percent are born with the capability to run a business into the ground. There is an amazing amount of
entrepreneurs who can make $20,000-$80,000 working for themselves running a small e-commerce shop around a personal interest of theirs. And the opportunities to do that have
never been more available. If you want to do that, do it. It was the main thesis statement of my first book "The richest business in the world". I am all about that life
and I support it.

But let’s be clear about entrepreneurs and the businesses they run: There are levels to this.
The higher you climb and the more the business grows, the stakes become a lot bigger. More and more people are depending on you to make the right decisions for them
and the company. The league you’re playing in and the skillset required jumps from pickup ball to NBA very quickly. Sure anyone can start a business, but only the
top 25 percent will actually grow into
multimillion-dollar companies with more than one employee.

Only a handful of entrepreneurs
with the talent and skillset required to make it to the big time have what it takes to truly run a million-dollar business. Real entrepreneurs
are born and prove their DNA with hard work,clear vision and positive mindset.

Dream Big & Achieve it.

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

MAKE MONEY SELLING HUMAN HAIR WEAVON'S AND ATTACHMENTS.

Human hair weavons and hair extensions business is a money spinning business that will continue to grow. Women cant do without taking care of their hair so that they can look more beautiful and elegant.

The hair is one of their prides, a girl has to make her hair, to look presentable and because of the popular selection for an extended, straight hair as opposed to the short and kinky nature of the African woman’s hair, hair extension and
wigs are unarguably probably the most wanted hair products.

Weavons are extensions used by females to complement their looks and considering that looking good is a serious business; ladies believe that a lady’s hair speaks volumes
about her personal so many ladies
spend some huge cash making their hair. Averagely ladies maintain a weavon for 2 to 3 weeks and some will change to another new wigg or weavon.

Starting the business is lucrative and you don't need to be a specialist to do the business. All you need is focus, vision and determination to succeed. You can start this business with little cash and grow it big. I started the business with a savings of N30k and i was able to grow it to N200k within 5 months. You need to locate your business in a busy area like bus stop where there is traffic of people, schools and close to hotels. Another thing is that you can add perfume,rings, necklace, beads ,makeups etc to your busines.

No gender specific,  a male or female can do the business,  i bet you hair product is in excessive demand and which you can leverage on to be your own boss. To buy the product is very simple,  just visit ant big markets and locate the weavon and wiggs sellers shop,  you need to buy from wholesaler or importer and in quantity so as to get a reduced price and make sure you buy the latest hair products.

To start you ought to recognize what style of weavon that is fashionable and is in demand. There are two varieties of hair extension, Human hair and synthetic hair.
Human hair (because the identify implies is real human hair) It is gotten from all over the world usually indian and Brazilian. This type of hair is in excessive demand because of its smooth texture and
durability.

Human hair may also be curled,
straightened, colored etc. Its basically human hair. Due to its versatile nature this human hair is extra costly than the substitute hair.
You need to prepare a good business plan to help you succeed in this business and you must buy in bulk and it must be the latest products in different colours and length.
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