RE: Work Out Your Success This Year

2019 Isn't Over Yet - There's Still More To Achieve!

Indeed, some messages as this get better with age just as 🍷.

It's not its timing but the content and impact that matters.
Though the timing may look belated, the REAL message that welcomes friends and fans in a new year cannot be stale and the message is nothing other than to be industrious, proactive, positive, and above all, patient for the efforts to materialize just as the farmer patiently waits for the harvest time when all necessary efforts had been made.
In this life, there's no room for laziness. NO! It isn't allowed! But as long as one in sincerity and truth makes some legitimate and commendable efforts to survive, it shall surely pay off. No efforts are wasted. In a worst case scenario, lessons are learned to prepare one for future fruitful innovations or opportunities.

So then, please don't join the lazy ones who go about waylaying people for kidnap or searching for ladies underwears for money rituals. Bro and sis, there's no shortcuts to making money and nemesis will surely meet the perpetrators of such evils. They can't escape it. That's the law of life - you reap what you sow.

So, stand up for what is right. It isn't difficult to determine what's right if you can reactivate your conscience and listen to it.

So welcome once again to 2019 and be convinced that with genuine efforts, the sky is your starting point.

Please share this to encourage at least one person and save someone from unfortunate incidents.

Integrity versus Wealth

Dear folks,

The news that have been making the rounds regarding crimes perpetrated by our own Nigerian brothers and sisters mostly from the three key ethnic groups in Nigeria is pathetic.

From drug peddling in Saudi Arabia ( ) to email financial fraud in the US ( ) among other criminal activities, the question that comes to mind is:

Where is our integrity?

It's obvious many of our people have traded integrity for wealth and other temporal aggrandisement, irrespective of their sources.

Anyway, it's not as if these people aren't aware of the grave consequences of their despicable actions but allowed themselves be beclouded by frivolities.

For them and others who care, here is a watchword I coined as a guide:

"Focus on integrity which begets other goodies including wealth because doing the contrary begets eternal sorrow".

- Nedum Uzoh 

Let's Analyze This

Good morning MDers,

I do wonder, (and I guess most people also do), why leadership which we believe should ideally be service-oriented, has just become a move hijacked forcefully by those who vye for such positions.

I believe that one's personality ought to do the 'campaigning' based on the discernment and judgement of the electorate or the public who are the prospective service receivers.

I believe forcing oneself up the ladder of leadership without the 'blessing' of the people would amount to efforts in futility.


Patriotism is boundless!

Good morning MDers,

Just a reminder this morning that we ought to remain 'sincerely' patriotic in all our dealings.

Remember, the same way you show patriotism while casting your votes during elections, exercising your franchise as a true citizen, so shall you be patriotic in voicing out, in 👏 or condemnation when necessary.

That's the way to build a democracy. Don't just play to the gallery by 'joining the bandwagon' or 'becoming an 'absolute' praise singer' even when 😈 thrive.
Speak reasonably and respectfully, but without 😱 or favor.

Be an advocate of true democracy today! 

Consistency pays!

Yes. Consistency does pay. Doing that which you are so passionate about, AS LONG AS IT'S WORTH DOING, will surely give you the expected RoI (Return on Investment) in no distant time.

Keep doing it RIGHT, offering QUALITY and VALUABLE products or services, and you won't ever regret doing so. 

Responsibility begets Accountability

Hi MDers,

Just a piece of advice to us. I guess it'll hone  our thinking and probably be the link to realizing our destinies.

'Responsibility' is the word.

After much contemplation about life, I've come to the conclusion that whatever success we hope to achieve in life is rooted on how much sense of responsibility we wield.
Responsibility comes with accountability and hence would conclude that:

"The greatness of a man is tied to his (or her) accountability. Therefore, we should be responsible for our actions" - Nedum Uzoh

This fact is exemplified in my book:
The Vain Garden
( )


Review your plans!

Hi folks. It's yet another week, today being the first day according to our calendar.

What are your plans for this week?
For those who have already, have you done a review of your plans?
Do you know that review of plans makes you plan appropriately.

Any failure to plan (and rightly too), becomes a plan to fail.

We may not have it exactly our ways but we definitely will be close to doing so and if we don't relent, our chances are 'green'.

Are you a true leader?

Answer for yourself just I do myself.
   Are you a true leader?
   Am I  a true leader?

These are the tips for a sincere judgment:
1. Do I assess my life before others? 
2. Do I RULE my subjects or serve them? 
3. Democracy suggests that people have the right and freedom to express their pains and joys. Do I as a leader tolerate such expressional movements.
4. Do I live by example or am I a hypocrite who doesn't practise what he preaches?
5. Do I apply same yardstick for judging similar cases or is it the 'Animal Farm' style of rulership? 
6. Do I tweak laid down rules to my favour - to achieve selfish ends?
7. Am I more concerned about my subjects' interests more than mine?
8. Do I force my way to a position rather than sincerely respect the people's choices?
9. More and more questions abound in respect of leadership self-screening.

Just tell yourself the truth and you'll be sure of what you REALLY are. 


Awesomeness of Genuine Efforts!

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a really quagmire, a cash-strapped situation I put myself into. I just got enrolled for a course and because of my willingness to do the program at all costs, I gave all that I had while waiting endlessly for payments from my clients. At some point when my clients were not responding, I was tempted to begin having some self-guilt asking why I had to spend all that I had for a course that'd take months to complete. I wondered how I was going to survive as the adamant attitude of my clients made matters even worse.

Though physically I looked haggard and weak due to hunger as well as a bit confused, inwardly I was satisfied. If I had not made that  payment when I did, I may not have enrolled for the program eventually and would have been frivolous in my spending.
I knew I was taking a risk but at the same time, shrewd.
I knew I invested wisely and even though the seemingly 'foolish' act did not yield immediate results, it will be worth waiting for.

Today, I can declare that whatever progress I have so far achieved between that period and now is as a result of that singular 'drastic' step. Aside the acquired career-based skills, that rugged approach had thought me the lessons that have helped me view challenges irrespective of size, as momentary as every other thing in life and do not defy overcoming.

Never neglect making some really 'genuine' efforts.

Rise up and work!

It's a new day folks. We're grateful to the Almighty God for this grace. What's next? We shouldn't allow this 24-hour opportunity - which can never return once gone - to pass us bye.

My candid advice: Rise up and WORK!

There's always something for everyone to do to put food on the table. Identify that opportunity no matter how little it may seem.
Remember, a little drops of water makes a mighty ocean.
That so-called 'little' opportunity you feel is demeaning and therefore tend to overlook or belittle could be the platform you need to rise - your stepping stone to success.

Accept it and move forward!

Share to remind friends to Rise up and work! 


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