As a young man growing up in Nigeria, I used to believe I was growing up in the richest country in the world. Even though reality never reflected that, the common parlance is that “one day e go better”, the idea that we already have everything we need to become great, we just need to wait out the poor season.

I was always proud that I originated from the “giant of Africa”. Nigeria is no doubt a great country with a very rich and interesting history. …

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It is time to put an end to this idea that the best we can all do is to learn a skill and open a shop.

If you read this post to the end, you will understand why it’s a bad idea and what we should be doing instead.

Learning a skill and opening a shop is nothing more than a manifestation of our hustle and survival mindset. For most people in these parts of the world, it’s all about the hustle!

Well, think about it: when you open a shop, you are more or less a freelancer… Having to directly convert your time into money. You work round the clock courting clients and still blocking out time to ensure you deliver the jobs. …

I am THAT twenty-first century preacher whose primary message is “let us switch to creativity”. However, many people feel this is not the next step.

Things are bad and it seems we should be more focussed on survival here, and not how we can embrace fancy things like “complex problem solving, critical thinking and creativity”.

With all that is going on right now, why should we pursue creativity and not just survival?

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is quite an influential theory that explains how people are motivated by five basic categories of needs: physiological, safety, love, esteem, and self-actualization. …

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