God has a great sense of humor. He probably chuckled at the beginning of time as the scene where I write this piece flashes across his eyes. Hopefully, he has had a good laugh at me this whole time.
It is starting like this — Just yesterday (read — the day before I was conceived), I was boasting to the hearing of God and the cherubs around him about how much fun I would have once I get to earth. I probably talked too much I think. In my mind, my justification for my desires was that I felt since…
Action speaks louder than words!
Pfttttt. Spare me the action please. Say what you will.
Let’s talk about a generation that’s barely attentive. Not inattentive to the latest gist and columns. Rather, inattentive to words of great speakers/book authors around them. I see traces of these at occasions and damn, does it shock? — (read suck). I’m referring to the group of persons who attend events and come back with varying versions of “retire to aspire and refire to acquire your desire”. Oh wow! You amaze me. You do. Sadly.
I bet you have an excuse. Recent studies and presented…
“When we gather in the moonlight village ground it is not because of the moon. Everyman can see it in his compound. We come together because it is good for kinsmen to do so”
— Chinua Achebe
TVS —I never got to experience the typical village ground. The white man and his shinning mirror keeps us home/busy these days. Those not at home, are either looking to acquire more shinning mirrors legally. Or, for the desperate fellows, deprive others of their mirror — by crook of fast pilfering fingers digitally or by hook of fast pilfering fingers physically.
Growing deep roots.
I read the story of a Doctor whose hobby asides his medical practice, was to plant trees. He did it for fun and he even had a few theories about growing trees. He believed in the no-pain, no-gain school of thought. He never watered his trees. When asked, he said watering plants weakened them. Every morning he would swipe the young trees with rolled up newspapers. All he did for those tress was against conventional wisdom. He said watering them would make them grow weak roots. Those that were not watered, grew deep roots.
The writer of…
I’ve got something to say.
Wait, did that catch your attention?
I bet it did. But wait, we are all on social media to say something. So, let us take and think this through.
What do you have to say again? Nothing.
But, you need my attention.
My attention span is now so small that with one error, you’ve lost me off your conversation.
So, as a business or as an individual, if you have to use social media to speak, be loud, clear and make your speech succinct.
Social Media, the new Big Brother.
Taking a line from George Orwell’s book, I would now move on to discuss something a bit different from what big brother meant in the book.
Remember back in the days when an employee would hurt your feelings and you would ask for a superior to report them to? Who does that these days still?
With the advent of the social media, all the person needs to do, is to plop up on social media telling their tale in the narrative without giving you a chance to redeem yourself.
If you’re business and ORM smart, you should at all times watch what people say about your brand online.
Why Art No Longer Sells as much in Nigeria
Yesterday I was mindlessly musing about random stuff while I was taking a walk. I noticed a Lady with a big suitcase beside a lovely Jeep. She opened a section of the Suitcase and it dawned on Me that the “Suitcase” is a make-up Collection. It had all manner of brushes, paints, colors, dyes, hues…. I know, I’m beginning to exaggerate. But, in reality, it contained an Artist’s dream tools.
All these for just a Human’s face? Little wonder We no longer hear about Art exhibitions as much. If all that…
Man Know Thyself.
So, I’m still at work by this time (8:51pm)and I keep wondering what happened to me all morning. It seemed as if the inspiration for the words never flowed…. Surprisingly, this evening, the ideas and concepts are flowing and my hands are having issues typing up my words as fast as they come.
A Colleague mentioned this morning during training that it is essential to know your peak period of performance so as to know how to task yourself properly. I think One of my Peak periods include the hours of 1am to 5am. The next version…
The Brand Story
This is how it started. I had no idea I was to go somewhere so I dressed “too casually”. I had to use that word like that. So We had to go to seal a Deal and I was to go along. The story is not as simple as it is put here…..but, I will skip all that.
I learnt a few lessons today.
Always dress well.
Try and negotiate better.
If You want to negotiate well, try to speak volumes.
Wherever You are, Whatever the case, hold Your Head up high and push your Chest out. Send two puffs into the sky and say, I AM AWESOME…..REGARDLESS!!!
This is the Immaculate Emmanuel…..
See You soon.