Tag: Inspiration

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Life is a university with loads of lessons to teach. Some lessons are easy to learn; others are difficult as heck! But as the old (and very true) adage says, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, if you’re wise and humble enough to learn from experience that is. Below are some of the lessons:…

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I used to write all the time, I always had a story to tell; my mind works that way. For the past couple of months I’ve wondered if I’ve got the writers block or if I never enjoyed writing, I still don’t have an answer. I’m writing this to dispute the answer in my head,…

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I wish someone, anybody, had told me and guided me on living with intent but the persons in the position to do that didn’t know about that either, I guess. I wish all the advice I got while growing up and as an adult weren’t filled with what to do and what not to do.…

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The beauty of a precarious and tumultuous stage in life is that it becomes the time when all the lessons life intends to teach are actually learnt. It is the time when you are down and out. It is the time you finally begin to “pay attention”. The only thing left to do apart from…

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Inspiration comes from the weirdest places sometimes. Most of the time it just sneaks up on you without you even noticing until you are inspired to go out and achieve more. And sometimes your inspiration can come from one of the smallest living things known to man: ANTS. Yup, you read right, ANTS. I bet…

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Everyone in this world has a role set out of for him or her, a part to play, an act to fill, or so it seems. We all have the idea knocked into our heads to follow a tailor-made road which has been made by society and the moment you derail, you are looked upon…

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It takes a lot for a person to have faith in themselves, their voice, their story, and their truth. It takes a lot more to allow that mumble of hope grow into a resounding note of confidence. It takes energy to face the unpredictable, strength to overcome self-doubt, courage to face the unpredictable to allow…

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It’s that awkward moment when you’re done with university but NYSC hasn’t started as your school hasn’t yet cleared you for some reason or the other. Or maybe you’re still in uni but there’s a 1 year strike. You might have even done your NYSC and you’re waiting for your job to start. Or maybe…

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Jun 9

Kaizen

Phinc! : {finkk!} (Verb). Developing a mindset that drives you to continuously improve on yourself.   Do you ever hear a song and then it immediately reminds you of somebody? It is amazing how the human brain creates those associations. I have got an incredible amount of songs that connect with people in my head…

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May 30

Lady

Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Alchemist’s corner. Today’s story is of women and songs. Read. Enjoy. See you on the other side. **** LADY (AND HER DIRGE) **** Lady, sing the blues so well As if she mean it. As if its hell down there in the smoke filled world Where the jokes are…

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Jan 29

NEO

Phinc! (v) : To see through and beyond apparent challenges. My brother and I grew up in Kaduna or Kay-dee as we often called it. It was at a time when the entire city felt like one big family. The parents of our friends had the same effect over our lives as our parents. It…

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Dec 11

Study Time

phinc!: {finkk!} (verb) –  To think weighty thoughts Since we began this series in September my focus has been on getting every reader who desires greatness to first open their mind and then to consider key elements per-requisite to achieving it. However, permit me from this week, to begin to move away from just sparking…

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phinc! : {finkk!} (verb) – to produce a thought in the mind and then weigh it against a standard within the heart till it balances out. “For a sailor who doesn’t know which harbor he wants to get to, every wind is the right wind.”  – Anonymous I came across these words in 2003 while…