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NEVER WORRY ABOUT IT

The quest for knowledge and the pursuit of success is a lifelong adventure, and there is no easy road to success. For a success seeker, there's no designated haven. While seeking success, mistakes are bound to happen because nobody is infallible. It is worthy of mention that, you may not have a rainbow without a …

BE GRATEFUL FOR BEING A PACESETTER

My line of discourse this morning is centered on gratitude. The subject of gratitude is so wide that we cannot exhaust it till eternity. More often than not, just as you are expressing appreciation for blessings received, God has already done more amazing things that will require being thankful for. So, gratitude is an inexhaustible …

“WHY?” (PART 4)

This episode is the last in this series of discourse, captioned: “Why?”  Episode three was centered on the ‘why’ of marriage Please click here to read   ‘Why’ part 3 In this episode, I will add some complementary factors alongside “Why?” in order to complete the cycle of achieving our desired results, in our quests for …

WHY? PART 2

In the first episode of this topic, we attempted to expose you to the background of the subject matter. “Why?” This is not an ordinary word, it is a word that demands for something, without which things may remain at a standstill. It talks about reasons. It demands for purpose. So, it is a subject …

ENTREPRENEURSHIP SHOULD NOT BE YOUR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY OF LAST RESORT

One grave mistake that some uninformed individuals make is the assumption that venturing into business becomes expedient when all other attempts for success have failed. In fact, this mindset alone is enough foundation for fatal business failure. Many people are facing the toughest times of their lives, having squandered fortunes in their businesses without any …

YOU WILL STEP ON TOES

One of the priorities of a leader is mastering the skill of communication and relationship management between people within an organization. It is the duty of a leader to coordinate people of different characters and exposures in order to jointly achieve common objectives. In his attempt to accomplish his leadership purpose, a leader is warned …

SIX DIGIT FIGURE IS POSSIBLE

I will not stop repeating this undisputable truth, that nothing can truly grant you access to a higher level of business operation than a higher level of knowledge. Recall, in a recent post I did assert that: “the knowledge that got you to where you are now, in terms of progress, will never be sufficient …

CULTIVATE THE ATTITUDE OF THE RICH

The reason the rich will keep getting richer is rooted in what they do daily, which seem to have totally formed their habits. There is a secret that seems to have been restricted to the circle of the rich alone. Even if it is shown to the poor, he will not still see it, much …

WHY PART 3

The first episode of this discourse, captioned: ‘Why?’ was the introductory part. In the second episode, we went a little further into the main discussion by dwelling on the exemplary life of Jesus Christ. He had a clear clue as to “Why” he was born into the world: He knew he was born to save …

THOSE THAT WILL SUCCEED THIS YEAR

Recall I recently shared with you on this platform about what I simply captioned: “In Which Category Do You Belong?” In that short piece, I classified people into four distinct categories. Please click here to read the article Taking it further today, I will focus on the category of people that will actually succeed in …

BUSY: ONE OF THE MOST ABUSED WORDS

There are certain attitudes that we must drop if we must excel this year; If we must come out successful as we venture into the ocean of unlimited opportunities lying ahead of us. If we must come out with our goals and vision translated into ample accomplishments in 2019, it becomes needful that we identify …

WHY? Part 1

Today, I will like to talk about a very special topic. The subject matter we are about to touch is so germane and necessary for the repositioning of every individual for exemplary living. The title is so short but powerful. It is what I called: W-H-Y. Why? It all about purpose, it is all about …

DESTROY THE DESTRUCTIVE KNOWLEDGE

Today, I will share with you a topic that I have coined: “Destroy the Destructive Knowledge”. As it is captioned, destructive knowledge is such knowledge that is toxic to our personal progress, mental, psychological and emotional development. The truth is that some knowledge that you have acquired over time (or philosophy you have adopted) have …

SURE WAY TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

Today I will talk about what I call “Sure Way to Financial Freedom”. I’m passionate about your financial freedom. Attaining financial freedom is one of my areas of core interest and competence regardless of the nature of your business as long as it’s moral, godly and legitimate. The reason for my passion is not farfetched. I …

MAKE YOUR FOOD YOUR MEDICINE

Today I will be talking about a phrase I learnt about ten years ago. It goes thus: “Let your food be your medicine and let your medicine be your food”. I realize that most of the ailments ravaging human beings are caused by the food we eat. if you can be disciplined enough in your …

HARD WORK PAYS

Let me open this line of thought with this factual statement, nothing dignifies like the dignity of labour. This is deeply rooted in the holy book, and it is put this way: “Do you know a hard-working man? He shall be successful and stand before kings!” [Proverbs 22:29 TLB] Isn’t that insightful? Hard work glorifies …

BE PATIENT WITH THE SYSTEM

This morning I will be talking on the topic titled, “Be Patient with the System”. Patience is not a gift; it is a virtue that can be consciously cultivated by anyone whose intention is to hit the tape of success in business. I am yet to see an overnight success anywhere in this world. If …

WHICH CATEGORY DO YOU BELONG TO?

Today, we shall be examining what I have titled "Which Category Do You Belong to?” I have discovered that everywhere people gather, there are four classes of people there. This is irrespective of language, tribe, or group. It does not matter whether it is political, religious, academic, business, governmental, or non-governmental organizations. It is just …

The Problem with Africa

In a story, an African man was given the opportunity to ask for anything he wants. The condition was that, whatever he gets, his brother would receive double. He thought about asking for a house; but he did not like thought of his brother having two houses. So he thought about asking for a million …

ONE WORD TO AVOID

As we advance into this New Year, let me expose to you one word that has done more harm than good in the lives of many people in our world, past and present. It is a word that has stagnated some, and crashed many people’s aspirations, and it will continue to do so, unless something …

IDEAL MINDSET PROFITABLE FOR A NEW YEAR

Let me welcome you my readers, to this New Year 2019. Please understand that the year, 2019, is already moving, and it’s doing so on a fast speed and on the fast lane. What this signifies is very simple; this year will soon come to a close, just like 2018 came to close some hours …

Leadership Qualities to Learn From a Lion

What is the first thing that you have in mind or you think of when you see a Lion or hear about one? Is it violence? Fearlessness? Appearance? Or is it its ferocity? Whatever it is you might know or have heard about the Lion, you will still have to agree that it is a …

Amazing Qualities of Lions

God will not do what you are supposed to do. It is good to pray for success in your business. That’s a great way to start but remember that God blesses the work of our hands and the words of our mouth. Make every single day counts. The road map is to plan while others …

Focus on Growing Your Business

“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” ~George Lucas George Lucas is the billionaire genius behind the epic Star Wars franchise. He focused constantly in his early days on his work on Star Wars. He was determined it would be a hit and 40 years later the franchise is a cultural phenomenon. By staying focus on …

Business and Competition

Competition is not a bad thing. In fact, competition in business is a very good thing. It is the very first signal that a particular business niche is profitable. It’s the very reason most companies are still in business. Most times when entrepreneurs analyze their competition while carrying out a feasibility study for their business …

PROCASTINATION

An accurate analysis was taken of over 25,000 men and women who had experienced failure, it was disclosed that lack of decision making took the lead among 30 major causes of failure. I believe it when, Elkanah Oluyori said, “I make bold to say that the poorest nation on earth is ‘Procasti-Nation’. It is the …

THE DAY YOU STOP LEARNING IS WHEN YOU STOP EARNING

According to Benjamin, “if a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest. ”without action, you will see that it starts from within. As a member of your company, if you continue to digest the positive information that weekly …

The Inspiring Life Story of Colonel Sanders

It is never too late to start all over. Never give up no matter how hard it gets. You have what it takes to be successful. Go for it and make a difference. Have you been rejected or disappointed time and time again? Well Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, did. But he took …

RACE AGAINST TIME

During the press conference to announce NOKIA being acquired by Microsoft, Nokia CEO ended his speech by saying this “we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost”. Upon saying that, all his management team members, himself included, wept sadly. Nokia has been a respectable company. They didn’t do anything wrong in their business, however, …

Not Everything Deserves Your Time And Attention

An Elephant took a bath in a river and was walking on the road. When it neared a bridge, it saw a pig fully soaked in mud coming from the opposite direction. The elephant quietly moved to one side, allow the dirty pig to pass and then continued its onward journey. The unclean pig spokes …

THE VALUE OF MENTORSHIP

Coaching and mentoring is the key to success. According to Isaac Newton, if I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. The man Isaac Newton is considered the most influential scientist of all times. A winner of the Nobel prize for science whose law of gravitational forces changed …

STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Just as an arm or a limb of the body grows strong in an exact proportion to its use, so does the mind grow strong through use? By rendering the greatest amount of service, the faculties through with the service is rendered are put into greater use, becoming, strong and accurate. By rendering great service …

BREAKING THE BARRIER

It is always easy to shift your responsibility to others and blame others for not doing well in your business. Some people are so negative minded that they create barriers for themselves with one excuse or the other. When you give them something free, they think it is a trap. Tell them about small investment, …

How to differentiate between Ponzi, Pyramid Schemes and Multi-Level Marketing

When you work hard for your money, you do not want to lose it. And if you invest your hard-earned money, you want to see great returns. But if you’re looking to invest money, be careful! This is the reason why we are exposing ourselves to the knowledge of most things been carried everywhere nowadays …

SPOTTING OPPORTUNITIES

Developing of projects out of nothing prepare us into the entrepreneur’s world, forging ahead even when you doubt yourself and managing hard times are the refined fire that purifies our situations to bring the best out of us. The beauty in our situations will always translate into an opportunity; “Opportunities are like sunrises. If you …

Discover Yourself

I have come to notice that most people have a financial situation where they get little money flowing, and then when they fail to be active in the process, the money stops flowing. It is not about having income today, tomorrow and next week; it is about securing stable income perpetually. This is termed passive …

HONEST TRUTHS ALL ENTREPRENEUR SHOULD EMBRACE

The discovery of our gifts, talents and originality in life will not necessarily come to us in the classroom. I like how Rich Dad, Poor Dad differentiates the classroom from the street life experience. It says “A” students are considered the smartest people of all, why don’t they become extremely wealthy entrepreneurs? The answer is …

LESSON FROM THE FARMER’S DONKEY

One day a farmer’s donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well needed to be covered up anyway; it just wasn’t worth it to retrieve the donkey. He invited all his …

PONZI, PYRAMID AND MLM (Part 1)

I have discovered that a lots of people have wasted their funds on so many businesses that didn’t work and can’t even work because they are not built on a system that can work in the first place. There are lots of things that needs clarification in this new era of PONZI, PYRAMID and MLM …

EARLY STARTER

I started adventuring into businesses and enterprises immediately after my secondary school education. At young age, I worked with Mr Olumide Jimoh of blessed memory; I was in charge of running the business. We were majorly into frozen foods. Venturing into the commercial world at early age was rather a matter of supreme necessity. And …

Why success always start from failure

Robert Kiyosaki noted that “most of us have heard of Murphy’s Law: anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Most entrepreneurs fail because they simply do not know what they do not know, and they fail too fast enough to discover those things they need to know. In other words, success comes from failure. …

Smart Work Plan

Smart work beyond Hard work I heard the story of the giant ship engine that failed. It revealed to me again that smart work which knows what to do is far beyond hard work which is just doing something. You need a SMART work Plan that is going to work out smart not just work …

Decision Theory (Part 2)

It is the decisions you make and  not the conditions of your life that determine your destiny. The question is, What are you deciding to do about your future? What are you prompting to do about the frustrations and tragedies of your past and present? why not turn your weakness to your strength? You can’t …

DON’T BE DEPENDENT

Women, if you are depending on your husbands, bosses, or anyone else for your financial future, think twice. I strongly believe you agree with me that your network is equivalent to your net worth. Your network can help you build visibility, connect you with influence, and open up doors for new opportunities. Building and nurturing …

NO LIMITING FACTOR

Jeffrey J. fox in his book titled “How to Make Big Money in your own Small Business” noted that, you are always your own best investment. So, it is never too late to start your business”. Ray Kroc started one of America’s greatest food chain stores namely McDonald in his fifties. Colonial Sanders started Kentucky …

ENTREPRENUERSHIP (PART III)

Generating Business Financing These are ways to generate funds (capital) to start our business. Personal Savings Family and Friends Other People’s Money (OPM) Bank Loans Partnership Selling some assets Government grants such as Bank of Industry (BOI) Donations and sponsorship Mentors and Angel Investors Excerpts from the Question & Answer Session After the lecture. Question: …

Multi-level Marketing

I came to realize that while personal success is fulfilling, it is much more fulfilling when you help many others create their own success as well. The idea is not only you becoming rich, but also finding ways to help others become rich. Little wonder, George Lucas said “you will be happy if you help …

Say No to Poverty

The number of people living in poverty is rising rapidly without exception for the young and old. Many of the African retirees do not get their pension when due. The number of new bankruptcies is going through the roof. Wealth is not the same thing with money. They are two different things. Wealth is the …

Tips to Financial Freedom

There are three fundamental things that have the capacity to transform life, namely: The book you read; The people you meet and; The seminar you attend. Assumption is the least level of knowledge. Never assume you have known what you ought to know. When you see a man that knows and he knows that he …

Who Is Really Affected By Your Actions?

Do Not Hurt Yourself One night a snake, looking for food, entered a carpenter’s workshop. The carpenter, who was a rather untidy man, had left several of his tools lying on the floor. One of them was a saw. As the snake went round and round the shop, he climbed over the saw, which gave …

Entrepreneurship Part II

CRITERIA FOR STARTING A PROFITABLE BUSINESS Decision Making: Until you make some positive radical decisions, fear of the unknown may keep you out perpetually from starting something. Generating Sound Business Ideas: Schuller said, Nobody has money problem, it is always an idea problem. Start with what you have (Resources and Skills): Do not wait till …

Decision Theory (Part 1)

Decisions are shaping your destiny every second. They are a cause being set in motion. From the moment you wake until you sleep you are making decisions. Everything that happens in life both the thrilling and the challenging began somewhere with a decision. Anthony Robbins says it best: ‘It is in your moments of decision …

Setting Your Goals

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. — Bill Copeland This isn’t the first time you’ve heard someone talk about the importance of goals, and its definitely not going to be the last. But clichés aside, understanding the importance …

Guide to Start a Business-ENTREPRENEUR

An Entrepreneur is someone who tries out new combination of products, process, markets, organizational forms and supplies. “Entrepreneur is someone who always search for change, responds to it and explore it as an opportunity” – Peter Druker Entrepreneurship is a critical factor for National Development and Economic Growth. Qualities of an Entrepreneur Passion for the …

Facts About Life

Nothing in life lasts for long. Remember to live before you leave. Don’t spend your entire life making a living and forget to live. There are only two ways to live, you’re either living or just existing. A balanced life is the best life. Whoever says you’re irreplaceable is lying to you. Life is like …

Where Your Money Lives

All the money you need is in someone else’s pocket or bank account. The people who have your money are prospects. Prospects are either customers or success lines. When you open your mouth you will meet more prospects and when you close your mouth you will miss more prospects.

Basic Principles of Prospecting

Promoting a business opportunity to people you don’t know – called “prospecting” – is a unique type of activity. It is easy to get discouraged before your efforts begin to pay off. By applying the tried and true principles of prospecting, you can accelerate the learning process and get tangible results sooner. Your first step …

Lessons from Failure

The truth remains that I failed so I could succeed. In the school of success, failure is a course that cannot be exempted. If you must succeed, then you must be prepared to fail. If I failed in order to succeed, it means without the failure I experienced, I would never have learnt the art …

SBM BUSINESS SCHOOL

Many have said over and again that I should take my impact training to a social media house larger than Whatsapp. Yielding to that call has made me create my blog (www.isaacajisafe.com), a house larger than Whatsapp. While we are building the larger house, I am sure you would agree that we have to continue …

BE THE BEST

Every person, and especially every entrepreneur, should embrace failure with open arms. It is only through failure that we learn. Many of the world’s finest minds have learned this the hard way . When we give ourselves permission to fail, we, at the same time, give ourselves permission to excel. Make sure you’re the doing …