At the tail end of my SSCE exams in secondary school, I was walking from my class to the exams hall and I walked into my dear Chemistry teacher, Mrs PM Joseph. As usual, we had our chit-chat and she said something that was remarkable to me. I did not know it then but looking …

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So then faith cometh by hearing … — Paul How did you come about your view of the world? I can tell you it came by most of the stories you heard. Those stories coloured your perspective and you saw life through those lenses. What you hear and give yourself to plants the seeds of what you …

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Money is one of those things that is often not discussed but it sticks up its thumb in every aspect of our lives. It seems no one tells you anything about it, but it appears all through your life. As a child, you cannot understand why your parents cannot pay your school fees on time …

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Judges 11 introduces us to a Bible Character — Jephthah. I first heard about him as a man who made a vow to God, the vow went awry, but he went ahead to fulfil his vows. That is the story I was told in Sunday school as a child. I have not bothered about him …

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I thought about a few things and this is what I came up with… When the Lord says, “remember not the former things,” He is not only talking of bad things or losing positions that you have been. He is saying remember not your past victories. Look up to the new that I am bringing. There …

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Starting small has always been the way to start things. I have read a lot on many things and have realised that many of the things we see today as big businesses, revolutions, policies, etc. started in very small ways. When we see democratic institutions like America, France, etc. and companies like Amazon, Shell, Walmart …

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Some years ago (the early 2000s), $ 1 million was invested in a tech company in Nigeria and it made great news. Everyone in that sector was so happy because it seemed, then, to signify the symbolic finger in the sky that held the promise of better things to come. I think the key word …

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I want to write a few things on money/personal finance in 2018. We are in 2018. Yes, that 2018 that you dreamt of is finally here. From my experience of counselling and consulting, when people are setting goals for the year, 70% of what they write down has financial connotations. It is neither good nor …

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Nothing Wrong with Naysayers. Yes, I said that. Because it is ok to be one. Why should I be an “Ayesayer” when I don’t believe in your project. It is my right not to believe in your project. Get used to that. Naysayers have their usefulness factor. They help you refine your goals. They force …

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I wrote about “The Fallacy of the Narrative.” To everything in life, there is always a narrative. Being an entrepreneur has its narrative. With the advent of books like “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, it seems the only way to make it in life, was to be an entrepreneur. Hoping to find a paid job was …

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