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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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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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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.

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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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factors that can influence your choice of career

May 21, 2018
Career achievers


Let me ask you a question. What is your intention for going to school? I discovered that most people go to tertiary institutions just to be referred to as a graduate. Many people just go and study any course they are been given. It’s not supposed to be so. Have a plan and a direction in your life and it will help you a great deal. Plan your life and follow your plan. That’s all I can say. There are a lot of factors that can influence your choice of career . some of which are outlined below.


Your Passion


The greatest influencing factor of success is to pursue your passion. Your passion is a burning desire that cannot be quenched except it has been achieved. Everyone has a unique vacuum he/she is to fill. When this vacuum is discovered, it arouses the passion for fulfillment. With passion, you work hard to make sure that your destiny is fulfilled. I met a young man who according to him, gets so annoyed whenever he hears that someone died and in most cases as a result of an avoidable carelessness. This aroused that passion to save lives and as such, he decided to study medicine and surgery in order to save as few as he can and as many as he can. Passion for saving lives was the propeller.

There was also another lady who had a dream of becoming a mouth of the poor and oppressed. She wanted to defend the law and stand tall for justice and this led her to study law. Passion initiated and influenced her choice. All the most celebrated football stars today were stared up by their passion for soccer. Some of them started as early as before age 10. You might have seen some of them in your area carrying their soccer boot every evening and Saturday morning and you might think that they do not have any plan for their lives. You might think that they are only wasting their lives but it is not so. These young boys know what they are pursuing. Their passion is simply what they are pursuing.

Do you think that there is anything that when you are been given the opportunity to do, you will do better than the people who did it previously? That could be your passion. The passion to do things better is the basic backbone of innovation and technology. Never pursue a career because other want you to. You will be the one spending half of your life at the job, therefore pursue your passion. Oprah Winfrey said, “make it your intention to serve through your life with purpose, you will have a blessed life”.

Your Advisers


Your advisers could also influence your choice of preferred career of study. When we are surrounded with godly and reasonable advisers, we tend to move in the right direction. For example, I planned studying electrical or mechanical engineering in higher institution but my brother advised me on the importance and relevance of Information Management Technology, which I adhered to his advice and currently, I owe it no regret.
Mind you, you are the person to choose the course of field that interests you since it’s your life and not anyone else. But in choosing your career, you must also give heed to advice from elderly ones who have gone before you. Their responsibility is just to advise you, not to force or compel you into what was not initially your intension.

May I use this opportunity to correct the error some parents make. Some parents tend to decide what their child would study. They believe that since they are the ones to bear the financial responsibility, therefore, the child must study whatever they tell them to. That’s wrong! even God who is the master of us all never compels anyone to do anything but rather permits us to make our own choice. Advice the child only and let him make his own choice because he will be the one facing the rudiments of that profession and not you. Young ones, listen to advice and take counseling but weigh them accurately and appropriately and then go with the right advice. Probably, it might be the same with your passion.


Solving a Problem


There are lots of problems in our environment and nation, ranging from sickness to poverty, and to inadequate technology as the list continues. Therefore trying to proffer solution to any of these problems could also influence your decision on your course of study. There is no environment without a problem and there is no problem without a solution. You could be the solution provider or problem solver.
Discovering a problem with the goal of solving it will make you more focused than you would have been because you are studying the course not just for the passion or because of advisers but because you want to solve a problem. In a bid to be a solution provider, there are three thing to take to heart viz; yearn, learn and then earn. To yearn means to have a strong desire. Desire that a problem could be solved through you.
Learn everything needed to provide solution to that problem. To learn means to gather knowledge about something. When you yearn, then you learn. Get a lot of relevant materials that will aid you in acquiring the needed knowledge and after you must have learnt enough and deployed your knowledge, the next thing is to earn. There has never been a solution provider at any level that never made money through his/her innovation. Many of the multi billion naira businesses that exist in our country today make their money by solving a problem. When you solve a problem, those who benefits from the solution you provide will in turn pay for the service.


Available Opportunities


Bill Clinton said, “the future is full of challenges but there are even more opportunities”. Another factor that could influence your choice of career and course of study is the opportunities available. This will need someone who has fore sight (the ability to see far) to be able to predict the opportunity that will be readily available soon so as to start preparing in time. Have you observed that things move in trend? Twenty years ago, engineers were most sort after because of their relevance in the society and industries.

Currently, people with computer skill and knowledge are now the most sort after. In the near future, another aspect of Information Technology will be relevant whereby if you rely on the skill you have currently without upgrading, you will become irrelevant and obsolete. For example, we are in the era of application development in which if you are good in any programming language you are good to go.

Opportunities abound everywhere and every time but it is only few that sees it. Also, in this 21st century, this few is bound to achieve the right choice of career.....
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10 Practical Ways To Make Your Dreams and Careers Come True

May 17, 2018
My Career and Dream


If there is something we need in this life, it would be to 
live the life of our dreams and career. Dreams are what keeps us going in life. Those who don’t dream are only those who are dead. I am going to show you in details how you can make your dreams come true. No matter how difficult you think they are, they can be realized. It just comes with avoiding things that would cause your downfall.


If you have a dream and you are willing to make your dream a reality, here are ways to make it come true........


OUTLINE YOUR SET GOALS


Not having a goal is like driving without a destination, you will exhaust both yourself and the car too. Hence to begin, you need to have clearly defined goals, objectives that you want to achieve when you have set goal(s) as if you are driving towards a known destination.

DON’T BE DISTRACTED


This world is filled with distractions and attractions. Do not underestimate the power of distraction. Consider this: what do you think could happen to a driver who continues to look through his window while driving in a high way?
He may lose control or may be hit by another vehicle. So when you are riding on the high way to reach your goal, always avoid being distracted or attracted to anything that will slow down your pace or at worst stop you. Distractions can come in many ways; it can come in form of associations or individual habits.




FINDING THE RIGHT ASSOCIATE


A good associate is like a co-pilot, he stays alert with you. Note that he is not a co-driver but a co-pilot, this is because when a driver is tired he pulls over at the Corner of the road and rest but when a pilot is tired he does not even think of pulling over or parking; he must reach his destination and hence both in his absence and presence a good co-pilot will provide the support needed.


So the need to associate with people having the same frame of mind cannot be overemphasized. Associating with people who are already where you want to be will make you live and behave as if you have achieved your goals.




LIVE IN THE FUTURE


“To catch a monkey you need to act like a monkey” so says an African proverb, yes indeed you need to learn how to jump and dive. You need to start thinking every day as if you have achieved goals and dreams.

MAKE A LIST OF HUDDLES



After outlining your goals, you can also make a list of things that can possibly stop you from achieving your goals. This is necessary because anyone who fights a battle without a well-defined enemy might be in for an unusual surprise. Hence outlining and understanding problems are the key to solving them. Outlining them will help you tackle them with the right weapon.


WORK ON YOUR SET GOALS



Goals are not investments where you just put your money and watch it grow. It requires daily attention if it is to be attained, every work has tools which make it possible to be done. For example, if you are trapped in a dense jungle you may need a cutlass and a GPS in other to find your way home, selecting the right tools can help you achieve your dreams and career. Imagine what could happen to a student who ought to write a biology exam but has been practising only chemistry, it is necessary that one attains a level of balance in order to achieve one's set goals.

BE HUMBLE AND DO NOT CREATE ENEMIES


If you defecate on the road while embarking on a journey, definitely you will meet flies while returning. Do not step on people while you climb your social ladder, this is so because successful people need help from every other person.”One thing is somersaulting, another thing is landing properly“. when you get to the top, there is nowhere else to go except down. Hence if ever you created enemies while climbing, these ones may get back at you when you slide a little bit off the top. They may even drag you down totally instead of helping you.

BE PREPARED FOR UNFORESEEN OCCURRENCES



Many a men say: “I wish I could see tomorrow” hence do not expect everything to go as you have planned, unforeseen occurrences has been a constant part of the human history, hence preparing for it and knowing that it may happen not only helps you to deal with it but also makes you not to feel too disappointed when it happens and hence quit.

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USE YOUR PAST TO CREATE A BETTER FUTURE


A good driver will always consider his side mirror, not because he is driving backwards but because he wants to get a balanced view of the road and understand how best to drive, likewise our pasts or mistakes should be used as warning examples and help us to create a good future.


DON’T GIVE UP

It is as simple as that, yet very difficult. If you apply the above-given suggestions, it may be very difficult for you to quit. Also if you know where you are heading, problems will not make you quit, setbacks will only even make you even stronger.


Remember! the value of gold appreciates; only when it has been refined in a furnace, a good captain is made not on a calm sea but on a very rough sea.

Problems and difficulties can only make you stronger, SEE YOU AT YOUR CAREER GOAL.
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Blogging Career strategies and Tips......

May 03, 2018
Blogging world

One writes blogs to be read and express what is on one's mind. However, unless you promote it, you are not going to get a lot of readers. Here are some tips on how to go about it.


A blog is an outgrowth of the power of expression and reaches, that Internet technology offers individual users. People have a right of expression and opinion, and they can exercise their right in the truest sense, through a blog. Having been a blogger myself, in the past, I know how disappointing it can be when you write a great post and there are hardly any people to read or comment.



Blogging Strategy


Blogs provide an insight into the lives of so many people. The blogosphere is a great community of people who love to share their experiences and understanding. To become a part of it and promote your blog, you need to learn to share useful information, while appreciating good content through commenting. Even brickbats are welcome, as for every writer and blogger to get better, encouragement and criticism from his readers are necessary.

The Internet is an organically growing network and to gain a wider audience for your blog, you need to understand how information reaches its users. 


There are two ways in which information spreads on the Internet. One is through links on web pages and the other is through search engines and news feeds. So, to promote your blog, you need to have a clear-cut strategy planned out, about the kind of content you are going to generate, your target audience, and how you are going to make search engines, forums, and other sites take notice of your web presence.


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There are many technical ways of increasing the probability of people taking notice of your site and they do work, but ultimately, what is going to make them come back again is focused, clear, and thought-provoking content. Keep in mind that unless there is quality content, presented smartly, all the promotion techniques are useless. They are things that work, only after you have generated interesting content regularly. So, blog daily and blog useful information that people need.



Promotion Tips


To understand how to gain more readers, study the ways in which icons of the blogosphere do it. Once upon a time, they were lonely writers who wanted to be heard, like you, before they got international acclaim. Learn what it takes, to convert your blog into a mouthpiece. Study the techniques that they employed and the quality of content, as well as its presentation. That will give you a lot of hints.

Here are some ways in which you can promote your blog for free.


 With online advertising facilities like Google Adsense, you can earn while you blog too. Whatever be your intention, be it monetization or freedom of expression, the blog promotion techniques that I share here will certainly help in bringing more visitors. These are standard techniques, using which, one can spread the word and links, leading to your blog pages.



Social Networking and Online Forums


Social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace, and Twitter are places where people create communities and effectively share and broadcast information. Posting links to your blog articles of relevance on communities who have people interested in the topic will bring in readers. If you have a tech blog, then online forums on various websites are a great conduit for promotion. Post information on these forums and request them to visit your page for more.


RSS Feed

Submit your blog to RSS feeds, which are an online stream of updates about fresh information generated on the Internet. In case, you are not self-hosting, your host will have its own RSS feed, which can be useful. In case you are self-hosting, there are a lot of online RSS sites that collect and share links. Use them to your advantage. 

Another 'on page' tool, which you can use is a facility which enables instant sharing of the blog on networking sites, by bookmarking them. You can also enable the facility of emailing your article on the page itself. Get social plug-ins for Twitter and Facebook, installed on every page.



Connect and Comment

One simple way to be accepted in the blogging community and be read is to read and comment on other people's blogs. Share links to blogs that you personally find interesting, who will return the favor.


Read Also: How to create an online business


It will take months of consistent, fresh, and focused content creation, along with efforts to promote it, to get the first trickle of visitors regularly following you. Ultimately, what will make them stay is quality content.

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