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How to Change Careers With Success

August 08, 2019

Changing careers can be a scary thought but it's not impossible.

People are changing careers more now than ever. With an organized approach, career change can be done successfully.


It's important to understand that your career change likely won't happen overnight. Be ready for a long process.
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US Stocks Capsize, Worst in 2019

August 08, 2019


US Wall Street’s major indexes tumbled on Monday, with the benchmark S&P 500 dropping about 3%, as a fall in the yuan following U.S. President Donald Trump’s vow to impose additional tariffs on Chinese goods sparked fears of a further escalation of the U.S.-China trade war.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average .DJI fell 767.27 points, or 2.9%, to 25,717.74, the S&P 500 .SPX lost 87.31 points, or 2.98%, to 2,844.74.
The tech-heavy Nasdaq composite fell the most of the major indexes, losing 278 points, or 3.47%, to finish at 7,726, USA Today reported.
In value terms, the decline amounted to a $766 billion paper loss for the index, according to Refinitiv data. The S&P 500 has fallen for six consecutive sessions and is now about 6% below its record closing high on July 26.
China allowed the yuan to drop to seven per U.S. dollar, an 11-year low and a politically sensitive level. A weaker Chinese currency can help boost that country’s exports by making them cheaper while hurting foreign competition.
“Trade continues to trend in the wrong direction … any hopes of a quick resolution with China are fading quickly,” said Ryan Detrick, senior market strategist for LPL Financial.
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#WFQuoteoftheWeek

June 10, 2019
 
Today's Quote of the week is read as thus:

"A DREAM written down with a date becomes a GOAL.  A goal broken down into steps becomes  a PLAN. A plan backed by ACTION becomes a REALITY"


By Anonymous. 
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Five Easy Ways To Become Self-dependent In Life

June 08, 2019
Nobody owes you anything, it is up to you to fight for yourself in life. Depending on people all the time would eventually make you to be seen as a pest. Self-dependent people are respected people in the society. Not only that, being self-dependent is an important factor that helps to make a relationship stronger. In fact, self-dependent people live happily and survive in any society they find themselves compared to those that depend on others for a living.



However, some people find it difficult to live alone without their parents, spouse, family, friends. In this case, it is not only based on financial dependency alone, decision making is not excluded. There are several challenges that are faced by those that are dependent. The major challenge is that they have no full control of their life.

You will agree with me that taking full control of your life is as a result of you become a self-dependent. It doesn’t only give you total control of your life but also make you become a happier person in the society. I will explain 5 ways on how you can become self-dependent. In a relationship, you don’t need to depend fully on your partner for a living. In fact, it is not reasonable to keep requesting for money, what-to-do, help from your partner every time you are in need of it. You just need to read this and practice it for you to become self-dependent within some months.

The following are ways to become self-dependent.


1. Acquire a high paying skill 

The first way to become self-dependent is to acquire high paying skill. With no doubt, it is difficult to see someone with high paying skills to be dependent on somebody else. However, for you to be able to become self-dependent; you need to get yourself a job. If you find it difficult to buy something on your own, it simply means you are financially dependent. Nevertheless, you need to work on yourself by learning skills that pay you high. Truth be told, you need to further your education or better still learn skills that are lucrative. If you don’t, there is no how you won’t be relying on your parents, partners, friends for money. 


2. Leave Your Comfort Zone


You need to leave your comfort zone if you want to become self-dependent. There are some people that are still living with their parents, they fully depend on them for a living. You need to struggle with others in the labour market by leaving your comfort zone. This is another way to be self-dependent. 


3. Meet people of like minds


The people you meet with can also determine whether you will be self-dependent or not. However, for you to be self-dependent, you need to surround yourself with people that motivate you. In fact, for you to become self-dependent you need motivation from serious-minded people. The type of friends you are moving with can also influence your lifestyle. Take for instance, if your friends keep giving you all that you need without teaching you how to become self-dependent. This is not good enough. In the future, they might not be there when you need them most. Hence, you need to meet with friends that motivate you to be independent for better future.....


4. Learn every day and be informative


Truth be told, if you get the rightful information, it will be difficult for you to be dependent on other people. Information is known to be powerful. However, information equipped you with the ability to make decision on your own and also exercise your self-dependence. Always endeavour to get the information and be updated on what is new.


5. Make decisions yourself


Another way to make yourself to be independent is to learn how to make a decision by yourself. Take a bold step to decide on what you want and try to solve any problem on your own without any assistant. There are times that you will need assistance but don’t let that stop your decision making.

To become self-dependent in life is a choice. Unless you want to continue begging for crumbs from people who have established themselves, you have to take charge of your life now!
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Modern Entrepreneurial Advice to all by Aliko Dangote, the African richest man

April 15, 2019


Alike Dangote

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, had declared that he had no personal house outside Nigeria.

The business magnate said this at the 2019 Mo Ibrahim Forum.

Dangote hinted that he avoids luxury things “because they distract and take time”.

Dangote said: “I don’t have any holiday home anywhere. I don’t have a house anywhere in abroad but I know people who are working for me have houses in London.”

“But you see", he continued, "a lot of people, even the younger ones need to be very careful because one of the biggest issues with us as Africans is that we spend our projected incomes."
“Once you start doing business [and] it starts doing well, but rather than for you to invest more in the business, you start spending thinking that profit will continue to come forever."

“There are ups and downs in business so you need to be very focused.”

Asked of his opinion on areas young entrepreneurs should invest in, Dangote replied: “The sectors to focus on now are ICT and agriculture. These are the 2 promising sectors.”

Even in the just concluded 2019 Tony Elumelu Foundation program, the sectors that had the majority of selected entrepreneurs were Agriculture and ICT, followed by Education/Training and others. This was because of the fact that the sectors looked more promising and profitable in this era. This is shown in the graph below:


Extracted graph from the Foundation page 

If you have any idea of entrepreneurship and business that is viable and that looks profitable, do drop your comments in the comment box below.
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The Success stories of great men and women: Very inspiring

April 11, 2019


Ben Carson 

"I struggled academically throughout elementary school yet became the best Neurosurgeon in the World in 1987" - *Dr. Ben Carson!*


Oprah Winfrey 

I was raped at the age of 9 yet I am one of the most influential women in the World" - *Oprah Winfrey!*



Bill Gates 

"I didn't even complete my university education but became the World's richest man" - *Bill Gates!*




Joyce Meyer 

"I was sexually, mentally, emotionally and verbally abused by my father as far back as I can remember, until I left home at the age of eighteen, yet I am one of the most influential preachers in the World" - *Joyce Meyer!*





Christiano Ronaldo 

"I told my father that we would be very rich but he couldn't believe me. I made it a reality" - *Christiano Ronaldo!*





Lionel Messi 

"I used to serve tea at a shop to support my football training and still became one of the World's best footballers" - *Lionel Messi!*


Steve Jobs

"I used to sleep on the floor in my friends' rooms, returning Coke bottles for food, money, and getting weekly free meals at a local temple, I later on founded Apple Company" - *Steve Jobs!*




Tony Blair

"My teachers used to call me a failure, but I became a Prime Minister" - *Former British PM, Tony Blair!*



Nelson Mandela 

"I was in prison for 27 years  and still became president."- *Nelson Mandela!*




Mike Adenuga

"I drove a taxi to finance my university education but today I'm a billionaire" - *Mike Adenuga!*




Harland Sanders

I was on the verge of suicide when an Idea of opening a restaurant hit me after I retired as a cook in the Navy. 

*Harland Sanders, Founder of KFC*




Aliko Dangote

I worked for my uncle since I was a small boy, people looked down on me. I later on took a loan from my uncle to open a tiny shop. I worked hard to make ends meet. Now I am the Word's Richest Man of African Decent (Richest Man in Africa).*Aliko Dangote* (was 23rd World's richest man on Forbes 2014 list)





Barrack Obama 

I am a son of a black immigrant from Kenya, I graduated from Harvard and later on became a Senator in Chicago. I was also the President of the Most Powerful Nation on Earth.
*US President Barack Hussein Obama*



Arnold Schwarzenegger 

I traveled to America in search of financial independency when I was 15yrs old. I became the World's Strongest Man 7 times and Mr Universe. I then got my Economics degree, then I became one of Hollywood's best actors before I was voted twice as governor of California (the world's 6th richest state after France and Britain). 

*Former Governor of California Arnold Swarzzenegger*

          

                                         SUMMARY

Previous failures or limitations have no control over the greatness in you. To him that believes, all things are possible.*


Don't wait for everybody to believe in your ability and dreams...


Never design your life like a Garden where anyone can walk in and out...Design it like the Sky where everyone aspires to reach!


Success is not attained overnight. It comes in installments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you PROCRASTINATE, you lose that day's benefits. So never fall on procrastination.


What do you think about this? Do you get inspired? leave your  comment in the comment box below


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2019 Nigerian budget inflation benchmark of 9.98% may be unattainable

January 14, 2019
As the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) releases its December 2018 inflation figures this week, leading research firms in the country, FSDH Research and Financial Derivatives Company (FDC), said in their forecasts at the weekend that the nation’s inflation rate for December 2018 would increase.


The rising rate of Nigerian Inflation rate

FSDH Research expects the December 2018 inflation rate (year-on-year) to rise to 11.69 percent from 11.28 percent recorded in November, while FDC in its bulletin predicts that headline inflation will increase to 11.37 percent in December.

FSDH forecast represents a monthly increase of 0.41 percent between the two months and the highest monthly increase since November 2016.


The expected increase in the inflation rate will reflect higher price increases within the Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages division and other non-food items due to end-of-year and festivity purchases.


The NBS is due to release the inflation rate for the month of December on Thursday, January 17, 2019, ahead of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting scheduled for January 21 and 22, 2019.


The Food Price Index (FPI) report that the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) published for the month of December 2018 remained relatively the same as November 2018.


However, the World Bank has hinted about a possible increase in food prices in 2019 because of severe weather conditions. This may accelerate the inflation rate in 2019 in Nigeria
.


The FAO notes that the decline in the prices of dairy and sugar in December were largely offset by the increases in cereal, meat and oils
.


FSDH Research’s analysis indicates that the value of the naira depreciated at the Nigerian Autonomous Foreign Exchange (NAFEX) in December 2018, while it appreciated at the parallel market
.


The value of the naira depreciated marginally by 0.01% at the NAFEX market to close at US$/N364.18 from US$/N364.16 in November, while it gained 0.14 percent in the parallel market to close at US$/N365.00 from US$/N365.50 in November 2018.


The value of the naira appreciated at the parallel market as a result of newly introduced special ‘Thursday sale’ to Bureau de Change (BDCs) operators.


The depreciation recorded at NAFEX between the two months under review increased the impact of foreign exchange on the prices of imported consumer goods in the domestic market
.


Read Also: Nigerian economy grew by 1.95% in Q1 of 2018


Analysts at FDC believe December is a period in which higher festive related spending pushes up aggregate demand in the economy as anecdotal and empirical evidence in December 2018 has validated.


Compounding the demand pull effect of festive spending was the surge in FAAC by 3.12 percent to N812.76 billion. This means that state governments and federal agencies had more liquidity during the period.


Also worth mentioning is that the slope of the inflation curve is getting steeper, suggesting that the 2019 budget inflation benchmark of 9.98% may be unattainable. The average inflation rate in 2018 was 12.14 percent down from 16.54 percent the 2017 average
.
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8 Important Sales Skills That Are Essential For Business

December 11, 2018
Understanding how to make a good sale is very much important. The most basic is knowing how to productively, effectively, and efficiently communicate. Without doubt,  communication skills are critical to everyone. After all, we are all marketing something.



Below are  8 basic sales skills that are believed to be contributory and relevant to growing one’s business.

Asking relevant questions

To become a successful marketer, it’s essential to discover customers, asking the right question will surely help in knowing exactly what your buyer needs. The more you understand what they are looking for, the better you will know if your product is the best for them and the easier it will be for them to make an appropriate and suitable choice. If you fail to ask the required questions, you won’t be able to know your buyer needs, and you may find it difficult to help them satisfactorily.

Listening attentively 

You have asked reasonable and relevant questions, Nice! The next thing is to pay attention to the answers. Always remember the ratio of two ears to one mouth. Talk less and listen more, this is essential so that you can digest what is being said by opening your mind and perhaps realizing new methods in which you can make a beneficial connection. This will surely help in becoming a successful marketer.

Developing a connection

In doing business, everyone is interested in connecting with reasonable and serious people. In other to develop a connection, you need to pay keen attention to some small stuff, such as: sending them birthday messages, and some other related stuff you may come up with. Just put their interests in mind and make use of it, this will go a long way in building an everlasting relationship and connection

Concise communications


Average buyers are busy with many other things; the best sales skill is to be brief in every communication. What buyers value most is how information is presented, they value it more than the information you present. Today, the preferred form of presentation is conciseness. The point is that, try not to communicate more than two or three significant points in one-time dialogue with a customer.

Telling an exciting story

Telling a memorable story, whether yours or someone else’s, helps make your sales page a pleasurable and memorable one. Successful marketers understand this and weave the goods or services they are marketing into an interesting longer story that has an end with the customer receiving what they want. Stories that provoke an expressive response of any kind have the tendency of staying with people. In order for a buyer to accept what you sell, they have to stay with you.

Establishing trust with the buyer

Everyone likes dealing with people they can trust, so try to build trust between you and your clients. Good marketer view his or her ability in establishing trust with every buyer as a principal sales skill. Dealing with the buyer goes a long way in this sense, and the primary point is to understand what the buyer needs.

Time Management

Professionals marketers are able to make the most of their time, with more dials and more connects than other markets. The key to being highly productive is to understand time management skills. It’s also advisable to train each sales representative in order to sort through leads to fish out the most promising ones and waste no time on a deal that isn’t going anywhere. You can make use of analytics to classify the industry, business size, and other features of ideal leads, and share the information with your team. It’s essential to make use of the most of the hours in the day to bring in more deals per rep.

Providing solutions

Every business must provide a solution to a particular problem. Nothing is established for the sake of business or the owner but for the sake of providing lasting solutions to problems and needs of the customers. A bank is established to provide the solution of keeping money for people. A school is established to cure the ignorance of the 21st century.., Many such examples go in such way 

Therefore, let your business provide a solution to a problem in particular community. Don't let profiteering swerve your business from providing the relevant services as most businesses now do. 

With my best wishes to see you succeed at the highest level.

Let me know if you have questions or comments by leaving them below. I would be glad to hear from you.

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#WFQuoteoftheMonth

December 01, 2018

Today's Quote of the Month by #WFQuote is read below:

"Don't  waste your time looking back on what you have lost. Move on, life is not meant to be travelled  backwards"


Happy New Month.... Share to your loved ones
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#WFQuoteoftheWeek

November 25, 2018


Today's Quote of the Week is fantastic and is read below:

"Entrepreneurship is living a few 
years of your life like most people won't, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant"



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7 Most Precious Skills That Will Improve Your 6-digit Salary

November 22, 2018


Every individual seeks a high portion of income in order to ensure the quality of life. The more figures that exist in the salary, the more important one gets. Just by having a certain additional zero at the end of the paycheck can make a huge difference to the productivity level as well as the engagement a worker has with the employer. Initially anticipating a 6 figure salary seems huge when the earning usually tends to rest in the bracket of the 25000$-45000$. The increase in the income level is gradual depending upon the experience, education and the skill set one possesses.





However, with the developments and the advancement that is taking place, the pace at which our anticipated value on the check can be written can be accelerated if we equip ourselves with certain skills.
These are the following skills that can accelerate our income speed to the 6-digit level.


Skill 1: Negotiation Skills


Negotiating skills are extremely important in the present era because of the concentrated business market and the high competition that prevails. The skill of negotiation is highly valued in this interconnected world than ever before. This ability is highly regarded by business because of the win-win situation created. It also reduces the overall cost which is directly contributed to the profit margins.


Skill 2: Adaptive Skill to change


A huge factor which exceeds the digits on our pay scale is related to the individual’s ability to adapt to the new role he is assigned with. The reason behind this is that this skill allows the business to save the cost incurred in hiring and training the new hire for the same position which the already hired individual can also play. The more efficiently one adopts to the changing dynamics and role, the more it increases the prospects of success.


Skill 3: Networking Skills


The most prime skill endorsed and acknowledged by all the business professionals is of networking. A skill which advances not only the value in the paycheck but also the career progression. Enterprise and corporation invest in individuals who have the networking skill because they seem to work as a magnet and propel the business image in the market through their social presence. The businesses are able to get hold of the contact with a new corporation and open door to boundless opportunities by the efforts made possible because of their networking skills.


Skill 4: Cloud Computing Skills


As the connectivity has accelerated, so is the integration of the cloud computing in the enterprises where every task is operated and maintained in it. The enterprises are heavily renting the shared network because of the high efficiency provisioned through it, which have accelerated the demand for the individuals who are proficient in it, where the pay skill exceed the 6 digits number.


Skill 5: People Management Skills


The increasing emphasis on the work ethics and morals has accelerated the demand for the individuals who have the capability to manage the people efficiently. Regardless of the type of business, the management of the people is a highly valued skill to which organization is willing to pay a high amount. These skills can be developed by attending seminars, reading books and attending workshop and training where training relevant to this skill are provided.


Skill 6: Time management skill


Time is money, an undisputable phrase as individuals aim to obtain the maximum benefits from the resource available in a short time. Efficient management of time allows the individuals to stress less and be more productive which is highly regarded by the businesses, which guarantee an improvement in the paycheck.


Skill 7: Smart Working Skills

The individuals today have realized that the key towards making the work proficient and effective is to think smartly in its conduction. This smart working capability has allowed the individuals to automate the routine task and focus their attention on the more integral task which can accelerate the business speed towards success. The smart worker is sought by every corporation in order to simplify the task associated, make them automated so that workflow can be streamlined and task pertaining to the growth of the business can be worked upon.

Read Also: The Secrets of Billionaires 

Read Also: The Four Sources of Income

These are the 7 precious skills which with certainty will assist you in improving the 6-figure amount and in securing a high-payment job throughout your career.

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Too bad for Nigerian economy to become the world's second largest rice importer in 2019 - US agency

November 15, 2018

Bags of Rice

Nigeria will emerge the world’s second-largest rice importer after China with a projected 13% jump next year to 3.4 million metric tons. This is according to a revelation from a US Department of Agriculture report.


“China and Nigeria are projected to remain the largest rice importing countries in 2019, followed by the EU, Cote d’Ivoire, and Iran,” the USDA said in its latest Rice Outlook released Tuesday, 12th of November.
“Nigeria and Egypt are projected to account for the bulk of the 2019 import increase,” reports Bloomberg.

There are reports that production had increased more than 50% since 2012 to 3.7 million tons last year. Domestic demand rose 4% to 6.7 million tons in the 2017 to 2018 year that ended in May.

 It had been earlier warned by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Audu Ogbeh that Nigeria may face shortages in the supply of rice, due to the flood that embattled the country recently.

Currently, global production exceeds consumption by 2.3 million tons, according to USDA, with 2018-2019 “global ending stocks” projected to reach 163 million tons That is, 17.8 million tons more than previously forecast.
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