Saturday, January 21, 2017

Give It Up For The Igbos Of This World


 I am proudly Igbo, the Land of the Rising Sun from where the 3 Wise Men went out and on to spread the message of Salvation

•The first Black Vice Chancellor of the University of Ibadan was an Igbo man named Professor Kenneth Dike.
•The first Vice Chancellor of the University of Lagos was an Igbo man named Professor Eni Njoku.
•The first Nigerian Rector of the then Yaba College of Technology was also an Igbo man
The first Nigerian Professor of Mathematics was an Igbo man named Professor Chike Obi – the man who solved Fermat’s Last Theorem. He was followed by another Igbo man named Professor James Ezeilo, Professor of Differential Calculus and the founder of the Ezeilo Constant.
The first Nigerian professor of history was an Igbo man Professor Kenneth Dike who also became the first black vice chancellor of the University of Ibadan.
The first Nigerian Professor of Botany was an Igbo man named Professor Eni Njoku. He went on to become the very first vice chancellor of the university of LAGOS.
The first Nigerian Professor of Anatomy and Physiology is Professor Chike Edozien an Igbo man who is also the current Obi of Asaba.
The first Nigerian Professor of Physics was Professor Okoye an Igbo man who became a Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA in 1960. He was followed by the likes of Professor Alexander Anumalu who has been nominated for the Nobel Prize for Physics three times for his research in Intermediate Quantum Physics.
In Nuclear Physics and Chemistry – again another Igbo man – Professor Frank Ndili who gained a Ph.D in his early ’20s at Cambridge University in Nuclear Physics and Chemistry in the early ’60s. This young Asaba man had made a First Class in Physics and Mathematics at the then University College Ibadan in the early ’50s.
First Professor of Statistics – Professor Adichie who’s research on Non-Parametric Statistics led to new areas in statistical research.
What about the first Nigerian Professor of Medicine – Professor Kodilinye – he was appointed a Professor of Medicine at the University of London in 1952. He later became the Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka after the war.
What about Astronomy – again another Igbo man was the first Professor of Astronomy – please, look up Professor Ntukoju – he was the first to earn a double Ph.D in Astronomy and Mathematics.
Let’s go to the Social Sciences – Demography and statistical research into population studies –
again another Igbo man – Professor Okonjo who set up the first Centre for Population Research in Ibadan in the early ’60s. A double Ph.D in Mathematics and Economics.
Philosophy – Professor G D Okafor, who became a Professor of Philosophy at the Amherst College USA in 1953.
Economics – Dr. Pius Okigbo who became a visiting scholar and Professor of Economics at the University of London in 1954. He is also the first Nigerian Ph.D in Economics.
Theology and theological research –
Professor Njoku who became the first Nigerian to earn a Ph.D in Theology from Queens University Belfast in Ireland. He was appointed a Professor of Theology at the University College Zambia in 1952.
The Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) has a record of the state with the highest number of professors in Nigeria and as at 2014 that state is Imo State. You can go to this commission and verify.
Anambra state was the first in WAEC, UNITY SCHOOLS ENTRANCE EXAMS, NECO AND PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Therefore, whenever some people address you Igbos as mere traders and Keke riders, tell them that in addition to doing very well in business, science, technology and SPORTS you are also ahead in academia.
No amount of hatred can change blessings from God.
Igbo Kwenu! Kwezoonu!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

How To Get What You Want

How to Use Steve Jobs's Insanely Simple Strategy for Getting What You Want

Overcome your fear of rejection and failure with this three-letter word.

There's a video clip on YouTube of Steve Jobs telling the story of when he was 12 years old and he was looking for spare parts so he could build an electronic device known as a frequency counter.

He tells how he opened the Palo Alto, California, phone book and located the number for Bill Hewlett, the founder of Hewlett-Packard, the company that made the parts he was seeking.

After introducing himself, Steve quickly got to the point: "'I want to build a frequency counter, and I was wondering if you had any spare parts I could have ... ' Bill not only gave me the parts I needed, he gave me a job that summer in Hewlett-Packard working on the assembly line putting nuts and bolts together on frequency counters. He got me a job in the place that built them. And I was in heaven."

There have been many instances in my life where I've struggled to muster the courage to ask for something I wanted, fearing that my request would be refused, or that I would embarrass myself for even asking. Yet, in many of those instances, because I asked, the outcome turned out to be very positive.

Like the time when, at the pub where my grad school buddies and I hung out on the weekends, I asked the pretty friend of my classmate's friend if she would dance with me (she said yes, and we're still dancing -- occasionally, at least -- today).

Or when I asked my business school classmate for the name of the hotel where a consulting firm was holding a recruiting event -- and then showed up uninvited, and boldly sat myself down next to the partner who would eventually hire me (after putting me through eight grueling interviews -- with case studies).

And I can't forget the time I coughed up the courage to finally ask for my first promotion and significant raise after four years of waiting and hoping that the promotion -- any promotion -- would be offered to me.

I can also trace some of my biggest failures and disappointments to not speaking up and asking for what I wanted. And today, I still hold back from asking for what I want. I still lose out on opportunities.

There's an art to asking for something you want, and at the right moment. Figuring out what someone needs and offering something of value to the person can be an effective strategy for getting the yes that you're looking for.

But I've also learned that many people are willing to give of their time, their ideas, or even their money with no expectation of getting anything in return. In fact, I've found that many people derive personal satisfaction from being helpful to others. Maybe it's a value they learned from their parents. Maybe it's built into their religious beliefs. Maybe it's just who they are.

"I've never found anyone who said no or hung up the phone when I called," says Steve. "I just asked. And when people ask me, I try to be responsive to pay that debt of gratitude back."

So think about what it is that you really want. Go ahead and put in the time and energy to learn new skills, acquire new knowledge, and experience new things. Invest in building the relationships you will need to call upon when you're ready. And then, when you feel the time is right, be sure to do the one thing that will help you get what you want: Ask.

"Most people never pick up the phone and call; most people never ask. And that's what separates sometimes the people that do things from the people that just dream about them," says Steve.

"You've gotta act, and you've gotta be willing to fail, and you've gotta be willing to crash and burn, with people on the phone, with starting a company, or whatever," he says.

"If you're afraid of failing, you won't get very far."


Thursday, January 12, 2017

Make These 10 Promises To Yourself In 2017

A wise man once said that we see the world as we are. And if we want the world to get better and our lives to become happier, all we have to do is change ourselves.

We can change the world by changing ourselves. And if we can commit to becoming a better version of ourselves, miracles will happen and the world will change before our eyes.

Since 2017 is already here and many of us started setting new year’s resolutions, I thought it would be nice to simplify things a little with this short list of 10 promises we should all make in 2017.

Here are the 10 Promises to make to yourself in 2017

1. To trust your inner voice and guidance more than you trust the loud voice of others.

2. To free yourself of all your fears by surrendering all your cares to God.

3. To be kind and gentle with yourself, so that you can be kind and gentle with the whole world.

4. To ask your soul to lead you, not on the path you think you should go but on the path, you’re meant to go.

5. To free your heart of all the darkness and allow love to lead the way.

7. To give everyone permission to live as they best know how without trying to control,judge or ‘fix’ them. 

8. To allow your light to shine and to no longer hide, from the whole world.

9. To live a heart-centered life and all that you do to be done in Truth.

10. To trust that Life loves you truly and that it will help you to succeed.

What is the number one promise you want to make to yourself in 2017? You can share your comment in the comment section below.

Source:     Purpose Fairy

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Attend The 2017 Goals Setting BootCamp

It's a New Year and not just another year because everyone of us expects that 2017 would and should actually be better than 2016.

If it was just another year, then we wouldn't have such expectations but because it is a New Year - different from all others before it - then we dare to hope that things would go a different direction, far from the route they had taken in the past year.

There's no gain saying the fact that every new beginning makes us to reach out with new wishes, new hopes, new aspirations, new resolutions, new ventures, new urges, new cravings and sometimes with a renewed vigor to make things work out for the better.

However, time and time again, most of our resolutions have fallen flat on the face and thus making it very difficult for us to maintain the vigor and zeal with which we started the year or the new venture and this is all because we do not differentiate between Resolutions and Goals.

There is a world of difference between Resolutions and Goals and only those who seek to know have actually known.

Have you made New Year Resolutions of the things to do and the ones not to do?
Have you committed them down to paper as we usually advise?
Have you prayed over them asking for strength to persevere?

All these are good BUT if you have not set goals alongside the Resolutions, the chances that you would succeed at them is less than 2%

And this is why you need to Learn How To Set Goals that complement your New Year Resolutions and thus goad you into implementing them and coming out successful.

Goal setting is an Art and there are tactics and tips to goal setting that only the informed know.

It's your turn to get Informed

A Goal Setting BootCamp is happening in Abuja as follows

Day and Date:     Saturday 14th January 2017
Time:                   10 am prompt
Venue:                 Left Wing, 1st Floor, Suite 37
                             Nandu Plaza
                             Off Ibro Hotel
                             Wuse Zone 5

Bootcamp is a practical training workshop where you do exactly what you were taught right at the venue - it is way different from a Seminar or Symposium.

You would surely benefit from this exercise

Be there on the 14th of January!!!!!

To reserve a Seat and get other information concerning the Program sms Name/Phone Number/Email Address/Location to 0809-811-5050

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Pope Francis New Year Resolutions

If the Pontiff has said it, then all man must listen and behave

See them here:    

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

No More Excuses

No More excuses

No More doubts

No More "I'll start tomorrow"

No More waiting for Monday.

No more waiting for next week

No more waiting for next month or next year

No more excuses, and no more putting things off

Today you start your new life.

Today you make those changes.

Today you achieve your goals.

Today you succeed.

Today you start directing your subconscious mind and your inner powers to create the life you want.

Today you get your subconscious mind and your inner powers working for you.

Today you tell them exactly what you want and they deliver 

Monday, January 2, 2017

Make These Your New Year Resolutions No Matter Which Else

15 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Actually Make

Making New Year’s resolutions and staying committed to them can be a challenging thing for a lot of people.

And even though I think it’s important to have a vision, a clear direction or goal before starting the New Year, all these New Year’s resolution lists can create a lot of stress and anxiety in people, causing them to feel disappointed when things don’t go as planned.

And that’s the reason why I created this list of 15 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Make. 

This is a different kind of New Year’s Resolutions List, a list that’s meant to help you do the things you want to do, while at the same time learning to be calm, flexible, open and receptive when things don’t go as planned.

Because you and I know that life doesn’t always goes as planned, and that’s okay.

Anyway, here are 15 New Year’s Resolutions Every Person Should Make.

1.     Be Open and Receptive 
Be open and receptive to whatever life sends your way.

2.     Allow.
Allow life to shape you and to mold you in a majestical and graceful way.

3.    Surrender.
Surrender to what is.

 4.     Let go
Let go of fixed plans and concepts and allow events to follow their natural course.

5.    Accept.
Accept life unconditionally and trust that it’s all happening for your highest good.

6.    Embrace.
Embrace with grace all that you face.

7.    Be soft.
Be soft, fluid and yielding, just like water is, and you will overcome whatever is rigid and hard.

8.   Trust.
Trust the wisdom of life more than your own wisdom.

9.     Treasure The Moment

Treasure the moment. Don’t let it pass by you unnoticed.

10.    Be of good cheer.
Be of good cheer, there is always another way.

11.    Where there is no love, put love.
Follow the advice of St. John of the cross, and “Where there is no love, put love — and you will find love.”

12.     Give Thanks For All Things

Cultivate the habit of giving thanks for every experience and every interaction life sends your way, either good or bad because all of them are meant to contribute to your growth and evolution.

13. Speak from the heart.
Speak with love, speak from the heart. 
Speak in such a way that people love to listen to you. 
And when people talk, listen with your heart. 
Listen in such a way that they all love to speak to you.

14.     Work With Love

Whatever you do in life, work at it with all your heart. 
Work at it with love, passion, and dedication, “as working for the Lord, not for human masters.” ~ (NIV) Colossians 3:23

15.    Seek to become all that life created you to become.
Be who life created you to be, not who the world thinks you should be. 

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” ~ Catherine of Siena

Happy new year!

May 2017 bring you all that your heart and soul desire, and may you receive all your blessings, obvious or disguised, with grace and gratitude 

Source:     Purpose Fairy