It Will Surely Pass

Nothing lasts forever, especially on this side of the divide (earth). Every emotion, whether of pain, joy, grief, sorrow, happiness, will eventually fade away. Time has a way of changing things and the way we see them. No matter what challenge, trouble, difficulty, persecution or affliction you may be going through, be rest assured that it won’t last forever. It has an end. There is an appointed expiry date for every problem, so don’t kill yourself before the expiry date.

It is important we are mindful of our decisions during tough times. Don’t make decisions that will impact your entire life in a negative way because of a problem that has a limited time. Some people make decisions that affect even generations after them on the spur of the moment just because they allow their emotions to overwhelm them. Anytime you are making a decision or taking an action as a result of a problem, always ask yourself some of these questions:

1. Will this problem matter in a few years from now?
2. Is my decision life altering?
3. How will this affect me or others later?

Don’t be a slave to your emotion. God gave you a head and mind to rule over your emotions. Problems are part of life but they change from season to season, so why react as if the problem will be there forever? Why commit suicide because of today’s lack or betrayal? Have you been told you can’t make it tomorrow or you can’t find true love again? Why sacrifice the future of your children on the altar of money rituals? Why would you shut down that business because of a temporary loss? Who says you can’t recoup that loss within one financial year? Why throw away that marriage because of childlessness? Between Mary and Sarah (a virgin and an old woman), God has covered every conceivable situation of infertility. Yours can’t be outside that range!

Get a grip on your emotions and weigh your decisions with your mind before acting. No problem is designed to last forever. It will surely pass, because it has a life span.

God bless us all.

Good morning Africa!

Good morning Nigeria!

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Real Estate Opportunities

Landed Property

Description
A property housing four 3 Bedroom units in the main building plus a 2 bedroom flat and self contained in the BQ with parking space for about 10 cars
Suitable for residential, shopping mall or school.

Title
C of O

Location
Iju Ishaga, Lagos

Asking
45million NGN

Land
1. Plots of land at Mowe-Ofada axis price between 900 & 1.5m per plot

2. Plots of land at Shimawa at 600k per plot.

3. Plots of land at Ibeju Lekki Local Govt.Area near Pan African University at 1.25m per plot. Instalmental payment option available.

4. Sponsorship Opportunity: Eight (7) plots of land at 1.5m at Igbogun village, after La Campagne Tropicana Resort, along Lagos Epe Expressway. This is a rare investment opportunities. It is envisaged that housing demand by Dangote Refinery workers, Free Trade Zone workers, and proposed Airport staff will multiply the value of land in that environment. Best for investors.

5. Plots of land at Baruwa Ipaja at 2.5m NGN per plot.

6. 1456 sqm of land at Riverview Estate, beside Channels Television, OPIC. Asking 40million NGN. (Hot Area)

Best time to invest is during recession. Don’t wait for things to get better, you may not get any of these at the quoted prices by then.

Inbox or call or chat me on 08028395824 if interested.

Thank you.

Happy Democracy Holiday.

Value Enhancers

The price of any commodity is  determined by the cost, value and availability of substitutes. Usually the price is the addition of cost and margin. The margin is expected to take care of the value placed on the commodity and other factors. The higher the value of a product, the higher the price. In other words, there is a direct relationship between value and price.

Your personal price is also a function of your value. The price people will pay for your time or skill is a function of the value expected from you. The higher the value perception, the higher the price. This is why, ceteris paribus, a PhD holder will likely attract more value than a Master degree holder. It is the same reason an experienced person will also earn more than a starter, all other things being equal. So if you want to be paid more either as an employee or self employed person, you need to enhance your value.

Here are some value enhancers:

Acquire more skills or knowledge: We are in a world that is increasingly demanding for multi-disciplinary competencies because of the dynamic nature of the business environment. It is good to be a specialist but it is better to be a well rounded specialist with some knowledge of other fields. Be grounded in your field but learn about other fields too. Most businesses want to save cost and will rather hire or consult someone who is multi-skilled rather than a mono-skilled individual. Read more. Study more. Attend seminars that will increase your knowledge.

Create a Personal Niche: Successful businesses carve their niches and ride on the strength of their niches. They stay ahead of the pack in their chosen market. The niche could be from cost advantage, location advantage, technological advantage, and so on. Similarly, you must be known for something that your colleagues or competitors can’t beat you to. It could be your understanding of legal matters, or your numerical analytical prowess, or your managerial competence. You just must have a personal niche.

Improve your Interpersonal and Communication skills: Your ability to relate well with others will go a long way in lowering your cost in terms of time and even resources eventually. You will achieve more in less time if you are able to carry others along pretty well. Your ability to influence others 360 degreewise will determine how quickly you get your job done and will inevitably increase your value.

Build your network or contacts: The truth is, it is a world of figures. How much are you able to contribute to the bottom line is a major decider of your value. This is a function of your network. Your network impacts on your networth, and this determines your value. Pay painstaking attention to build a rich and diverse network. Join professional groups and participate in meetings and programs. Be active within your group. This is a veritable value enhancer.

Work on your Personal Outlook: How you will be addressed is determined by the way you are dressed. Your choice of wardrobe and personal etiquette reveal a lot about your personality. Don’t be sloppy. Dress smart and business like. We are first judged by our look before being judged by our contents. Even when you seem to have the content, a negative image may erode the value place on your content. Pay attention to your apparel and even your vehicle (if you drive one). Avoid being flamboyant

Conclusively, you can enhance your value and earn as much as you want. It all depends on your willingness to pay the price.

God bless us all.

Good morning Nigeria!

Good morning Africa!

Be Prepared

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin. Preparation is halfway to success. God took five days to prepare the earth before creating man. He recognized the need to prepare. Preparation is very key to success. What we call luck or lucky break is the meeting of preparation with opportunity. Oprah Winfrey said ‘I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.’

We often complain that life is not fair to us, not knowing that God is only waiting for us to be prepared before bringing the opportunity we seek across our ways. If you have not successful master how to manage yourself, why are you looking for additional person to manage in form of husband or wife? Are you truly prepared for marriage? You are trying to raise capital to start your business, yet you can’t manage your personal finance well yet! Why add to the number of failed marriages or businesses?

The truth is a lot of us are either ill-prepared or completely unprepared for the success we seek. We need to spend more time learning what it takes to handle whatever we want. Read more about it. Ask people who are already successful in it. Develop your character to fit that position. Cultivate the discipline and commitment required. Don’t just sit there and mope about life not being fair, you are the one who is not fair! Be prepared!

When you are prepared it will happen, that is how life works. The Author of life doesn’t waste His resources. He gives much to him who is mostly prepared. Abraham Lincoln said ‘I will prepare and some day my chance will come.’ He kept preparing himself for the White House despite several failures. He kept working at it until his opportunity came. His speech at Gettysburg remains one of the best speeches ever made. He remains one of the most influential Presidents of the United States till date.

There is no worse disaster as ill prepared leaders. There is no bad luck worse than an unprepared person managing people or resources. So get your nose into sniffing out information relevant for your aspiration. Nothing kills more than ignorance. Get yourself informed. Read. Study. Exercise your mind and body. Drop those bad habits. Sharpen your skills. It is all in your hands, so be prepared.

God bless us all.

Good morning Africa!

Good morning Nigeria!

Where Are You Going?

As you step out for work or business today, it is important that you start ruminating on the question ‘Where Are You Going?’This is not about your office or business location. It is not about your destination today. This is about your life or business purpose. This is about the core of your existence, the reason why you are here and the value you are to add to life either as an individual or a business. Do you know why you are here?

Sadly, millions of people all over the world are living in ignorance of where they are going. Problems are products of people’s ignorance of their purposes. Society and systems failures are fallouts of the absence of Purpose driven individuals in places of Purpose. “The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky. If you don’t know where you are going you are not living, even though you are alive. You are not to accept job or business offers mainly because of the pay or profit. Your purpose determines your choice of jobs, businesses and even associations. The challenge today is that we allow our jobs, businesses and associations to determine our purposes. It is a great anomaly!

Life means Living In Full Existence. You can only live in full existence if you know where you are going and you are working towards it. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. You cannot live until you start living. You start living when you are in pursuit of your purpose.

In Chemistry, ‘matter’ is defined as ‘anything that has weight and occupy space.’ You can only matter in life if your life carries weight. Weight is a function of value added and you can only add true value when you are on the right destination. Do you matter in life? Does your life carry weight? It is not in how wealthy you are, it is about how worthy you are. If life is all about wealth, we have enough wealth in the world to have a perfect world. Life is about finding and fulfilling purpose. The more people we have fulfilling purpose, the better the world will be.

If you don’t know the purpose of a thing, you will likely abuse it. Many of us are victims of self abuse because we don’t know our purposes. Self abuse is the foundation for every kind of abuse. The moment you find your True Self, no one can keep you down again. There is an indescribable burst of positive energy and joy that comes with knowing where you are going. This is why people of Purpose are naturally influential and impactful. They carry so much energy such that anyone or anything in their path will naturally be touched by that energy. Don’t live an empty life.

So, this weekend is a good opportunity to think deeply on where you are going. Don’t just be busy, be purpose driven! If you already know where you are going, then I will say congratulations to you. But you can help others to find their destinations too. That way, our world will be richer, safer, better and simpler!

God bless us all.

Good morning Africa!

Good morning Nigeria!

Build Your Support System

It is not good for man to be alone. Gen. 2:18. Woe betides that person who has no helper when he is down. Ecc. 4:10. Loneliness is dangerous. In those days, when hunters want to kill a lion, what they used to do is to isolate one from the pack, because they know it is suicidal to face a pride of lions. Same with human beings, enemies can penetrate easily when you are alone. Life’s challenges become easier to deal with when you have helpers around you. Your helpers form your support system.

You must consciously build and nurture your support system. If you don’t have a support system, you are as good as food for the lion. Your support system can be made up of friends, relatives, colleagues, bosses and religious leaders. You cannot build a support system if you don’t have good relationship management skill or good interpersonal skills. It starts with being helpful to others. Assisting people when they need help. Being good on your job helps to win the hearts of your colleagues and supervisors, and takes your relationship with them beyond official. Nurture your relationship with your spouse. Don’t have an enemy within, you are a dead duck if you do.

Life operates on the principle of sowing and reaping. If you sow help, you will reap help. If you sow kindness, you will reap kindness. If you sow cruelty that is what you will reap. So, you need to start reviewing what you are sowing. Don’t be a loner. Reach out to people. No matter how rich or strong you are, you will need help at some point. Don’t let pride blind you from building your support system. What you may need may not be money, it may be something ordinary which you don’t have. So don’t disdain people in building your support system. In times of trouble, what will determine whether people will respond to your distress call is how you relate with them in normal time.

It is true that God is the True Helper and the only reliable one, but He will still use people to help you.  So acknowledge God in all your ways and love your neighbors as yourself. Ask yourself these questions ‘do I have a support system?’ and ‘how strong is my support system?’ Answer those questions objectively and take necessary actions as relevant. May you not be stranded in life. Be conscious of your support system and take time to continually nurture it.

God bless us all.

Good morning Africa!

Good morning Nigeria!

Separate Your Seed from Your Bread

Life is in seasons. In the natural, we have two main seasons, the raining season and the dry season. Usually farmers plant their seeds at the beginning of the raining season so that the rains can water it and make it bud. Harvest is done towards the end of the raining season and into the beginning of the dry season. So what is harvested during the dry season becomes both the food for the dry and raining season, as well as seed to sow at the start of the next raining season.

This cycle is most instructive for us in our individual lives, businesses or national live.  Our harvest represents our incomes, profits and economic booms. Not all of these are to be spent on consumption (eaten as bread), God places the seed portion in every harvest we make. It is that seed portion that guarantees continuity of harvest. If you eat your seed with your bread, you will experience famine in the next season. Please note this, your seed should be your first priority from every harvest. Set it aside before you consume the rest. It is important that we understand this principle in order to avoid unnecessary hardship in life. Seed time and harvest will never end as long as the earth remains. So woe unto that man who has no seed during planting time.

Life obeys spiritual principles whether you like it or not, or whether you believe it or not. What you give to life will come back to you in multiple fold. Plant a grain of wheat and you will harvest sheaves of wheat. Plant a grain of corn, and you will harvest cobs of corn. It is a universal law and endures all times and ages. So the earlier you adhere to this principle the better.

Your seed is the source of your tithe, offering to God and to the less privileged, your savings or investment and your business capital. These are the various uses to which you can put your seed. If you constantly practice the art of seeding, you are guaranteed a lifetime of harvest. The size of your harvest is determined by the size of your seed. If you want a bigger harvest, sow a bigger seed. If you plant on a plot of land, you cannot expect the same harvest with someone who planted on an acre of land, all other things being equal. So seed and harvest are directly proportional.

It is equally important that you tend your garden after sowing your seed lest weeds overtake the garden. Pay attention to your business. Pay attention to your career. Pay attention to your source of income. Don’t be careless with your seed.

Be seed conscious if you want to be harvestful. Stop eating all your income no matter how big or small it is. There is a seed in every income. One of our problems as a nation today is that we already consumed the seed that would have yielded the harvest we need today. May God give us leaders who understand the principle of seeding and who are seed conscious. Amen.

God bless us all.

Good morning Africa!

Good morning Nigeria!