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A Letter To A Procrastinator

You love deadlines. You brag about your ability to work best under pressure. You are never early for anything. You would rather indulge in any activity which distracts you from doing the work. You lack interest and motivation for what you have to do. This cuts across all aspects of your life. You always have excuses handy. Unfortunately, your life is wasting away. T[...]

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A Letter To A Non-Reader

It is not late to build the habit of reading. It is not late to read the books you've heard others talk about. It is not late to start learning intentionally each day. You can go beyond reading Facebook posts, Tweets and Instagram captions. You can go beyond reading your class notes. Here's why you should be a reader. You are not all-wise. You need to get all the kno[...]

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A Letter To A Writer

You qualify to be a writer because you write. You write your thoughts, learnings, research or imaginations. You spend time writing so others can read. I am glad you're a writer. There is beauty in creating a book, article etc. Words that hitherto had no correlation are beautifully woven together to make meaning. You are a creator.  Create to educate or entertain. Create to admonish an[...]

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A Letter To An Entrepreneur

Dear Entrepreneur, You developed the passion to solve a problem you identified. Eventually, you gave up your traditional 9-to-5 job to solve it. Well done! I admire your determination and passion. I admire your decision to fully pursue your dreams. The world needs more people like you. How are you faring though? How's business? How's your family and social life? Are they suffering be[...]

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How To Identify And Handle Distractions

Growing up, I saw distractions jump into my face to announce themselves. It was pretty easy to say no comfortably or respond with a yes intentionally. The story is quite different today. The older I get, the more I realise distractions are neither black nor white but grey. I learn each day that distractions are clad as great, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, camouflaged as the next big th[...]

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Just Do It ...you are limitless.

It is usually hard to start any new venture. It's a mix of emotions with a bag of bittersweet expectations. You are likely to think about all the things that can go wrong and feel all kinds of fears - fear of failure, fear of criticism, fear of embarrassment and fear of acceptance. Here's what I know. Once you start, you will realize that things are different in your head than in real l[...]

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Apps I Consistently Use To Make Life Easier Tools for work, learning and life.

I spend a huge chunk of my waking hours working online from my laptop or phone. Hence, I am constantly on the lookout for apps to ease my schedule and help save time. I have curated 12 of my go-to apps. Most of these apps have a web and mobile version which gives me the flexibility to use them either on my phone or laptop.   Pocket This is my all-time favourite app. You know[...]

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What You Need to Know When Setting Up an Online Shop

Creating an online store goes beyond simply setting up on an eCommerce platform. It involves building trust with your customers, having smooth transactions, and ensuring great customer experiences that make them come back again and again. Online stores have to go further than brick-and-mortar stores when creating a flow of purchase because their customers are not present to touch or feel[...]

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Here are 7 principles you need to know before starting a business.

Owning a business or being self-employed is not entirely easy. If it were, everyone would have one. Several people dream of starting businesses. And just like Lupita Nyong'o says it, “your dreams are valid”. It is important to note that bringing your dream of owning the best makeup studio or fashion house in Africa, into fruition comes with some principles. Let’s discuss 7[...]