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LIVING WITH INTENTIONS: CREATING A BETTER TOMORROW FROM TODAY’S CHOICES

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In the stillness of the early morning, as the sun begins to rise and cast its golden light, there’s a moment to reflect on a powerful truth: our today is a reflection of our yesterday, just as it shapes our tomorrow. Every joy, every pain, every decision we’ve made has led us to this very moment. And what we do today will craft the story of our future. Look back at your life’s journey. Think of...

Leveling the Playing Field of Talent Through Learning

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In a world where talent comes in many shapes and forms, it’s easy to feel overshadowed by those who seem to possess natural gifts beyond our reach. From striking looks and exceptional intellect to dulcet voices and magnetic personalities, it’s tempting to believe that success is reserved for the chosen few who are blessed with innate talent. But what if I told you that everyone has a...

FOMO Friend or Foe? My Social Media Scroll of Self-Discovery

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Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and felt a pang of envy? Maybe your feed explodes with friends vacationing or living in your dream country, while you’re stuck in the office. Or perhaps everyone seems to be attending the hottest new restaurant, concerts, events, and weddings and you wonder when will be my turn and leaving you with a bowl of cereal, and a serious case of...

The Mental Gym: How Difficulties Work Out the Mind

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Just as a sculptor shapes a block of marble into a masterpiece through diligent labor, so too does the mind refine itself through the trials and tribulations of life. The analogy that “Difficulties strengthen the mind as labor does the body” encapsulates the profound truth that challenges are not hindrances but rather catalyst for growth and resilience. When faced with difficulties...

Generation Debt: Navigating Financial Challenges in Your 20s and 30s in Nigeria

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In a rapidly changing economic landscape like Nigeria, young adults face unique financial challenges that can impact their lives well into the future. While the concept of student loans may not be as prevalent here as it is in some other countries, the rising inflation rate and the depreciation of the Naira against the dollar present significant hurdles for individuals in their 20s and 30s. As...

5 Sneaky Money Leaks Sabotaging Your Budget (and How to Fix ‘Em for Good!)

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Let’s face it, money is important. But let’s also be real: adulting is hard, and keeping your finances afloat can feel like navigating a leaky ship in a storm. But I argue you to “be still” and fear not, fellow financial disciples!  Every day, 99% of people on the planet think about money when they wake up,  how to make money, how to make more money, how to make it fast, and how to...

Education has no proxies

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There is absolutely no effective case against formal schooling. The enormous value that formal education has brought to the world cannot be overstated. Wealth and power are universally associated with education, which may provide difficulty with what we believe to be payoffs. The ability to speak clearly and be understood comes from more than just within a class wall. It is an accumulated skill...

Lonesomeness

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To be lonely is to experience a void. Something is missing. This emptiness affects our relationships, people, and careers. It might be a deep void at times, or it can be an awareness of the void—an awareness that something is missing. Everyone gets lonely at times in a large planet of 7 billion people. Everyone feels lonely at times, whether they are coupled, in a wonderful relationship, have...

The Silent Struggle: Consistency in the Absence of Applause.

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Consistency, often perceived as a straightforward path to success, takes on a different hue when no one is clapping. We are in a world that often measures achievement by external validation, maintaining steadfast dedication without the reassurance of recognition, which can be a daunting task.The silent struggle that accompanies persistent effort in the absence of external encouragement is a...

Failure’s Gambit: A Catalyst for Risk-Taking

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Failure is a word that often conjures negative emotions, but in the realm of success and growth, it has a paradoxical relationship with risk-taking. The more you fail, the more you want to take risks. This counterintuitive connection reveals the transformative power of failure and how it can fuel a relentless pursuit of innovation and achievement. One of the fundamental reasons behind this...