Originality is Relative

Be authentic.

At least, that’s what you might have heard at one point in time.

Be creative: with money, strategy, action, technique etc. The drums just keep on rolling in for you. But will you be adamant?

What is it that you want to say that you think no one has said before?

Being original is not a myth. It’s just a state of mind that is hard to accomplish by default.

Your experiences really matter here. Your inspiration will be tied to the things you perceive to be. What you think, what you see, what you hear and what you feel all add up to give you an inner push in your being.

All I’m saying is that being original is possible. But for you to get to that step in your job or other to-Dos, follow the following three steps.

1. Learn from the best in your industry. You may not need to meet them personally. But chances are that a number of them who are already successful must have written good books that reveal their thoughts on the happenings in your industry, the work attitudes, cultural beliefs of the industry.

2. Practice what you learn from the top skilled people. This is because talk is cheap but doing the main work requires a dose of effort. It’s easier for you to learn from the top skilled folks in your industry if you’re passionate enough. But don’t stop there put what you learn to work – and who knows; maybe you’ll see something new which may expand your career and financial horizons.

3. Adjust your skill to suite your work flow
As technology evolves, new problems are being created. This also means that new solutions will be needed. And the solutions that will matter will be the ones that will help many people do their work with less clutter. If you align your skills to your workflow, you’ll notice that you’ll begin to love your job more. You’ll also appreciate your organization’s leadership decisions better.

Originality is Relative: do you agree? What is it that’s missing in your ‘link’ today? Let’s chat it in the comments.


Shut Your Mouth and Listen: #TIME IS LIFE

Yes you heard me right. Time is life.

If you were given a chance to die, you won’t easily take up on the offer – especially if you have things going on well with you.

Your life is measured in years. And these years are measured in months. And these months are measured in weeks. And these weeks are measured in days; days in hours; hours in minutes. And the minutes of your life are measured in seconds. That’s all time. Hence, your life is measured in time. This translates to the fact that your time is life.

What are you going to with the extra time you have until 2014 ends?

Think about it. And take action.



ACTION. That’s it.

That’s what separates the wannabes from the I AMs.

Okay, I’ll be straight with you. The words may be hard but it’s to help you grow.

No much ranting. Just hard-on heart to heart words from me.

You see…there is a difference between those who want to be a professional in a particular career and those who have become the professionals in that same professional field.

Who are the wannabes?

Wannabes are those of you who are still dreaming.

They are also those of you who are waiting to gather all the facts to confirm your fears about the possibilities of failure.

My words of encouragement for you are “start with what you currently have.”

Who are the “I Ams”?

Well, the “I Ams” are those are understand the power in the following words:


Let me break it down…

i). BE

The “I AMs” recognize the fact that we are first human beings before we are human doings.

This means that true success starts from inside out – and not the reverse.

ii). DO

Successful people take action. They get stuff done. Not just stuff; but stuff that matters.

They are doers.

They manage their time because they are doers. They plan. They initiate. They manage.

You too have to be a doer. Be inspired to take action.

iii). HAVE

After being and doing, your end result will be that you have what you desired at the beginning of your journey.

I’ll say that this is based on the principle of planting and harvesting.

You have to plant your intention and actions towards reaping your harvest of your professional rewards.

There you have it!

The one thing that separates wannabes from “THE I AMs” is Action.

So, take action today!