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Developing yourself in your chosen career field

April 30, 2018
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Athletes are made in the gym, artistes in the studio, have you got a gym for refining your talent?

If you think you are going to achieve anything worthwhile without hard work, you are making a mistake.

No idea will work unless you are ready to do the work.
Every achievement in life comes with a price, and the price of greatness is the greatness of the price you have to pay for it.

This article is specially meant for those who are yet to align their preoccupation with their dream and passion, and also to encourage those who are hardworking but are getting bored of their chosen career simply because success seems not to be forthcoming.

It is to open your eye to the realization of the foundation upon which the principles of success are built and for you to take charge of what you want to become in life.
The ultimate aim is to open your mind to the reality of greatness by helping you to put success in the right perspective. This can only be achieved if you get to read this article to the end and decide to make use of the suggestions in it.

The common denominator among every achiever in all callings is: they spend more time in their vocation to perfecting and refining their skills and craft, they are all committed to continuous improvement, and they all have a place that can be called their training ground where they work relentlessly daily. A place where they are made (Talent Workshop/Factory).

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The studio, library, laboratory, gym, workshop, internship, pitch, camps, seminars, workshops, etc. are the training ground for refining talents and building careers.
Without the studio, we can’t have great singers, and without the laboratory, inventions are impossible. Without a primary environment where you continually refine your skill, you have no hope of extraordinary achievement in life.

“Your training environment where you commit yourself daily to refining your skills and inventing yourself is the first requirement to achieve greatness in life.”

I was listening to an interview held with a young popular star on HipTv some years ago; he said he spends more time in the studio than any other place. I was however not surprised because that’s one of the unique traits of the achiever in all vocation, – they spend more time in the place of their primary assignment. Spending more time on your primary assignment is what will pave the way for you in your chosen career.

Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, Tyger wood, Serena Williams, Linda Ikeji, Tony Robbins, to name a few, Just think of anybody who is succeeding in his/her career, you’ll find out they are committed to what they do. If you want to succeed exceptionally, make up your mind to be committed to your vocation.

Find out what you’ll love to do if you are yet to have one and decide to acquire all necessary training in it regardless of your present ability or knowledge or experience. Engage yourself in every activity associated with your career; you must spend enough time to train yourself in acquiring the skills that make up your profession, that is what it means to develop yourself.

Success in life is about discovering where your training ground lies and preoccupy yourself with the activities that are essential towards the realization of your goal. It is the focus, hard work, discipline and persistence that produce the great ones.
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You Create your own world: Unlocking your Potential Career

April 22, 2018
My potentials
Perhaps the greatest discovery in human history is the power of your mind to create the aspects of your life. Everything you see around you in the man-made world began as a thought or an idea in the mind of a single person before it was translated into reality.

Everything in your life started as a thought, a wish, a hope or a dream, either in your mind, or in the mind of someone else. Your thoughts are creative. Your thoughts form and shape your world and everything that happens to you.
The great summary statement of all religions, philosophies,
metaphysics, psychology and success is this: “You become what you think about — most of the time.” Your outer world ultimately becomes a reflection of your inner world, and mirrors back to you what you think about. Whatever you think about continuously emerges in your reality.

Many thousands of successful people have been asked what it is that they think about most of the time. The most common answer given by successful people is that they think about what they want, and how to get it most of the time.

Unsuccessful, unhappy people think and talk about what they don't want most of the time. They talk about their problems and worries, and who is to blame, most of the time. But successful people keep their thoughts and conversation on the topics of their most intensely
desired goals. They think and talk about what they want most of the time.

Living without clear goals is like driving in a thick fog. No matter how powerful or well engineered your car, you drive slowly, hesitantly, making little progress on even the smoothest road.

Deciding upon your goals clears the fog immediately and allows you to focus and channel your energies and abilities. Clear goals enable you to step on the accelerator of your own life and leap ahead rapidly toward achieving more of the things you really want.

#Aspire to be inspired
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5 Simple Strategies To Boost Your Career

April 18, 2018

Career lifestyle

If you feel working at your current job is not enough and you feel your career needs a boost, you can do something about it. Having a job that pays the bills and being good at it is important, but that is just one phase of your career. Soon enough, you will long for more than a pay check. You will want opportunities to fully express your potentials and abilities. When you find yourself at such points, below are five strategies that you will find to be helpful.

1. Identify your goals:

Many people do not have goals when it comes to their career. All they probably wanted was to acquire the necessary qualifications in school to enable them work in a particular profession. This implies that their main motive is to simply earn to meet their needs. While that is not wrong, there is more than surviving. To truly boost your career, you need more than aimless moves in life. Take some time and write out what you will like to achieve in the course of your career. It will help sharpen your sense of direction. It can also help you identify opportunities when they show up which you may not have been able to see before.

2. Assume full responsibility for your life: 

There is one thing that you have complete control of, and that is your life. You are the CEO of your life. One difference between successful and mediocre professionals is their response to situations. Mediocre professionals consistently absolve themselves of any wrongdoing while pointing accusing fingers at others. When you assume responsibility for your life, you not only acknowledge your fault when things go wrong, but you also have the mindset that if you will succeed or not, it’s up to you. It means you now realize that the key to your success is in the hands of nobody but yours.

3. Acquire some new training and skills:

Today, for every one professional at a workplace, there are ten more that are ready to take over that position should anything go wrong. Why? Because people with similar skills are constantly on the increase. To make yourself indispensable, you need to continually acquire new skills and professional ratings that would improve your resume. One of the worst mistakes anyone can make in this era is to settle down with the belief that their current skill set and training is enough. Wise professionals know this and even set a new timeline for when they’d acquire new skills and training.

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4. Tackle a problem everyone avoids:

In every organization, there are certain problems that everyone wants to avoid for various reasons. Solving these problems is often important to the growth of the organization. It could be a product that is not doing too well or a branch/department that is not performing at optimum. This could be a chance for you to boost your career. You can tackle a problem no one wants to tackle. Doing this successful will aid your visibility and help your superiors see you as a problem solver and a go-getter. Ultimately, it could accelerate your rise in the organization and give your career a boost.

5. Practice networking:

Every professional knows how important networking is. One person at the right place and at the right time can open huge doors for you. Give priority to building relationships and connections while you discharge your responsibilities. You can also expand your professional network by joining professional associations, attending panel discussions, supporting people’s goals, etc. This will broaden your visibility and help you form profitable relationships with influential players within and outside your industry.

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All in All

Boosting your career does not happen in an instant. It takes time, patience and effort. But if you are willing to step out of your comfort zone, you will succeed. Implementing the strategies outlined above will go a long way in helping you move your career from where it is now to where you want it to be.

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The Secret of Billionaires

February 18, 2018

A Potential Top Businessman

The major secret of billionaires is their ability to find solutions to the challenges of humanity. All of them created solutions that brought the billions. Presently, Bill Gates is spending millions of dollars in search of renewable energy. By the time he finds one and become a major player in the electricity industry, we will say he is lucky. But we forget that he didn't pray for financial breakthrough, he only found a solution to a global problem.

Wealthy people don't necessarily look for money, they create solutions, and money will follow them! Larry Page and Sergey Brin went all out to help humanity find things faster on the internet, and billions of dollars followed them. Mark Zuckerberg created platforms for socialization, and over $71 billion followed him. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak went all out to reduce the size of computer. What problems are you solving for humanity?

Many spend weeks on the mountain praying for financial breakthrough without knowing what to do to be rich. They just want to be rich anyhow. It doesn't work that way. Real wealth comes through solving problems. Real wealth comes when we take a critical look around us, see the challenges that surrounds us, and proffer solutions to them.

One of the major reasons why millions of Africans live below the poverty line is our belief that magic wands will suddenly mint money for us. How many cups of mustard seeds did Mark Zukerberg eat that made him an 'instant' billionaire? How many bottles of anointing oil did Jeff  Bezos drink that turned him into an overnight owner of Amazon?

This is how potential billionaires pray: "Dear God, Nigeria has electricity problem and I want to solve it. Lord, baptise me with fresh ideas on how to solve this problem, and connect me to the right partners to make it happen. Thank you Lord." God will definitely inculcate creative ideas into their minds.

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Unfortunately, this is how majority of Africans pray: "Oh Lord, I command anyone who said that I will not prosper to collapse and die by fire!" Another will say: "Lord, I need financial favour. I need divine connections. I need financial breakthrough urgently. Lord send money to me today." When God listens to these prayers sometimes, I believe He will look down from the balcony of heaven and wonder why we failed to understand that wealth creation opportunities surrounds us.

*I'm not belittling prayer, but most of us pray amiss*; I pray myself.

Dear friend, it is time to change your thinking and prayer pattern. Stop looking for shortcut to the top, start looking for the problems you can solve for humanity. Money is actually a reward for solving problems for people. Keep soaring!
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Ability To Speak Second Or Multiple Languages And Career Prospects

October 24, 2017

In the global economy, one of the most valuable traits an employee can possess is the ability to speak a second or multiple languages. Knowing an additional language like Spanish, French or Arabic, for example, illustrates to an employer the value you bring as an employee and a person. Here are five reasons why speaking a foreign language can help you in your career.

1. Marketability

When creating your resume, you want to showcase yourself as the most appealing candidate you can be; referencing a second language is a great way to do that. Potential employers realize bilingual employees are at a premium in the marketplace and having these skills can make you an attractive candidate, particularly in the retail and manufacturing industries where knowing Spanish, for example, is invaluable.

2. Distinguishability

The competition for jobs can be intense, and it’s critical to find ways to differentiate yourself from other applicants. If you are in a pool with 10 other corporate recruiters and your collective skills are similar, knowing a foreign language can be the unique talent that gets you that coveted first interview.

3. Relationship Building

Being able to speak a second or third language transcends spoken dialogue. The skill enables you to relate to different cultural groups in a more personal manor. Speaking to someone in his or her own language helps break down barriers and allows everyone to feel more comfortable and confident. This type of dialogue and relationship building is crucial in any business setting. When you are interacting with clients, vendors, and colleagues, knowing their language, even if they also speak English, can elevate the professional relationship. This can lead to more sales, better service and stronger interactions with colleagues.

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4. Appeal to Global Companies

Many people are passionate about working for an international company. As companies broaden their reach across continents and service a diverse population, global corporations are demanding candidates who will immerse themselves in other cultures. Foreign language fluency will give you the opportunity to showcase yourself as a global employee, which can be filled with exciting, fulfilling and lucrative professional opportunities. If you like to travel, you can boost your chance of getting selected for international travel based on your abilities to speak a foreign language. Also, your skills could put you in line for a promotion.

5. Improvement of Other Crucial Business Skills

Research shows many skills that come along with knowing a foreign language translates favorably in the work place. For example,

Some research suggests students who receive second language instruction are more creative and better at solving complex problems than those who do not.

• Juggling between different languages can improve multitasking abilities.

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According to a study from the University of Chicago, people who speak multiple languages are more confident with their choices after thinking it over in the second language and seeing whether their initial conclusions still stand up.

If you are fluent in more than one language, highlight the talent on your resume and talk about it during your job interviews. If you are considering learning a foreign language to boost your career, evidence suggests it’s a sound investment.
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4 Tough Calls To Make On Career Growth/ Advancement

October 24, 2017

Some people have had to reinvent their career paths, while others have gone on to grow in their chosen careers. Maybe you’re wondering why you’ve never had such luck — wonder no more.

There are many factors that contribute to your career growth—factors that have nothing to do with how well you’re doing in your current job. Thankfully, there are a few actions to take to influence your professional growth.

Here are four tough calls to make to reveal career growth opportunities you never envisioned.

1. Be in the right place

If you want to capture real career growth opportunities, go where your expertise matters most.

For instance, if you’re working in an industry that is stagnating or going down, it doesn’t matter how good you are at your job—your career growth will be truncated. And alternative career path options will be, too.

So be honest with yourself: Does your current situation lend itself to career growth opportunities? Well, if not, then it’s time to hatch a plan to maneuver into an area with better prospects.

2. Get a mentor

As an ambitious employee, it will prove helpful talking and taking advice from people who have and can give you the needed push in your career.

These mentors could be the visionaries of your company or executives who have a track record of developing talent and throwing people into stretch assignments.

Show an interest in what these people are doing. Ask about what they’re working on, what they foresee as the areas of growth, and how you can get involved and contribute.

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3. Become an asset

Usually, the most efficient mentors are busy people, but they also understand that your success depends on leveraging their strengths. You only need to get them to notice you.

Find out who the successful people in your field are, imitate them, find an opportunity to get to know them, and become an asset to them.

Also volunteering to help out a mentor is a great way to build career growth. Ask if there’s anything you can do to assist, and keep an eye out for ways to graciously and enthusiastically help them be successful.

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4. Set daring but reasonable goals

Based on the information and all you’ve learnt, come up with some career goals.

Never be afraid to go after the big opportunities, but in case they aren’t possible, go for something smaller and more reasonable

Even if you are only able to meet your small goals, you’ll be making progress in the right direction.
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The Construction Of Successful Career And The Fighting Of Procrastination

October 24, 2017

Many times we have dreams about what we want to do, how to go about it, all the necessary things to put in place and even a bulk of the resources we need to start the process off. But taking that seemingly huge first step becomes the problem, we may sometimes think that it will be quite demanding or even convince ourselves that we are just waiting for the right time to do it, but truth is that right time never comes.

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This scenario just painted, which we all go through at some point or the other is what is referred to as procrastination. Without realizing it, most of us subconsciously retreat to our comfort zone and never leave it. We just feel safe doing what we are used to. I read somewhere that we avoid taking on new tasks for this simple reason “Taking action will cause us more perceived pain than perceived pleasure” I completely agree with this, even though this is not the case all the time, it mostly is.

There are different reasons why people procrastinate; some are lack of understanding, inadequacy, perfectionism and laziness. Some people have lost out on career opportunities and even job opportunities from procrastination.

For example, you ought to have gone for a training or write an exam but you keep putting it off as a result of the fear of failure, it may even be as little as updating your linked In page and hence, we may not even get to know or hear of opportunities as they pass us by.

Here are a few tips to help curb procrastination

1. Communicate your tasks clearly and effectively and always set a deadline. Setting no time at all is the trap people fall into, so schedule everything and stick to your commitments.

2. The perfect time is now: People who feel everything has to be perfect and at a perfect time often keep postponing doing things for fear of not reaching perfection. It’s just that many times you never get to even start the task at all. Besides, the perfect time is now.

3. Laziness: Many times I put a lot of jobs off not because I don’t want to work hard. Many times it’s usually a task that I know how to do and know I need to do but just starting out to do it is the problem. I just keep making excuses. This is an aspect of my life that I actually need to work on, if I want to be successful.

4. Be brave: A lot of people procrastinate out of fear, fear of getting it wrong, fear of “What will people say?” “How will it turn out?”“Can I really do this?”“Am I that good?”“Will I pass these exams?”“Can I compete with others on this?” and so on. I tell you, be brave and take that bold step.After all, if you don't win, you'll learn; it's a win win.

5. Take Action: When you recognize that you are procrastinating, i.e. the point where you start making excuses, recognize it as a wakeup call to action. Don’t put it off for another second. Get up and get it done.
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