Helping You Get Back Your Speed – 10 “R”s To Career Reinvention

The “start over” experience is relatively different for individuals. It depends on your previous job and the level of success you have attained. However, some protocols still remain the same. I am a trained engineer, and I worked at a paint manufacturing factory in 2013. Making the decision to leave my “okay” job and become a speaker and a blogger was a really difficult task for me. I took the leap eventually in search of purpose. But even for the medieval explorers, straying into the unknown wasn’t easy.

If you’re trying to reinvent your career, or resume at a previously held position, here’s a list of helpful tips that helped me. They can also lead you back on track to becoming a more fulfilled working person. Here is what I’d love to call the 10-R step to career reinvention. … More Helping You Get Back Your Speed – 10 “R”s To Career Reinvention

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You’ve probably heard of Swissgolden or what’s that?

Swissgolden is an online shop, just like Ali Baba, Jumia, Konga etc.  Swissgolden is a web shop that trades in investment gold bars of Switzerland and Germany. The Swissgolden is intended for purchase and sale of an investment gold in bars. Gold bars are bought and sold in the Internet – shop in any quantity and any values from 1 to 100 grams. Bars delivery is carried out by the insured mail or they can be received by prior arrangement in the delivery department in GB, as well as they can be left for safekeeping in the certified depository of precious metals. … More You’ve probably heard of Swissgolden or what’s that?

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5 Biggest Challenges Small Businesses Face and how to Overcome Them

Everyone achieves a great milestone when they start a business. However, maintaining the business is a greater challenge that most entrepreneurs have to battle with. Many standard business, whether large or small are faced with so many challenges.  These challenges include building a brand, hiring the right people, and so on. Although, there are some that are unique to small businesses – ones most large companies have grown out of long ago. … More 5 Biggest Challenges Small Businesses Face and how to Overcome Them

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5 Easy Ways to Save Money for Travel in 2017

Ever nursed the dream of traveling the world but have no funds to bring it to a reality? You are not alone. A good number of travelers confessed to not having sufficient funds for travel at the beginning of their “travel career”. However, after learning some tricks on how to cut down expenses while traveling, getting funds for traveling became a walk in the park. Below are a few tips to help you save up for wandering the world if you are just a regular, hardworking individual that does not have so much money to splurge on traveling: … More 5 Easy Ways to Save Money for Travel in 2017

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Aren’t we encouraging corruption in an anti-corrupt dispensation?

Nigeria, under Change dispensation, has been experiencing a lot of “changes” which aren’t favorable to the people but some of us choose to stand by our decision. Believing that the change we want though might not be easy but we trust that the government is on the right track to getting us back where we need to be. Having said that, while my salary hasn’t increased and thousands of people are still losing their jobs across organizations, how does the government expect us to keep up with the news delivered by the Minister of petroleum. On the 11th of May, Mr. Ibe Kachikwu announced the deregulation of the downstream sector of the petroleum industry, effectively ending fuel subsidy which leaves us now with a new price for petrol at N145 per litre. That’s over 65% increase. Chai!

Not that we haven’t suffered the adverse effects leading to this eventual situation but if we must suffer any further, shouldn’t there be an alignment with the masses? Shouldn’t there be a consideration for the masses out of jobs? Or the civil servants whose minimum wage can’t afford a bag of rice or put into consideration the new price of the now overrated tomato? (Breathing out)

The Nigeria Labour Congress has now insisted on a nationwide indefinite strike which commenced today based on a deadlock meeting with the Federal Government of Nigeria. Whether I’m staying at home indefinitely or not, it doesn’t alleviate the sufferings we are facing in Nigeria or take away the fact that I have been suffering to get fuel at even more outrageous prices than N145 in the past 6 months. Neither does it imply that my salary will be increased by my organization to suit the increased fuel price or the overrated tomato price. So biko, both NLC and Federal Government, is anyone exactly fighting for the benefit of the people? Where was NLC when people were risking their lives and suffering to buy fuel in the tanks of their generators, risking lives and properties? I just want to plead the cause of the masses so that both NLC and Federal Government arise to their responsibilities, align with Nigerians and let us understand what is happening so we can all buy into the idea of change that you sold so beautifully to us. Because if the government isn’t going to help me alleviate my issues and NLC is not exactly being considerate, how do we achieve zero corruption in our country?

Just my thoughts.
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Staying relevant in the era of productivity

Forget Nigeria, I guess the world is also merely thriving in these trying times. Just yesterday, I was watching a program on CNN and it was speaking, verbatim, the language of most companies in Nigeria now. Productivity. What is productivity anyway?

“The effectiveness of productive effort (achieving a significant amount or result), especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input”.

I suppose this covers everything – every company’s expectation of their employees and everyone’s expectation of themselves basically. So from day one of any venture at all – careful planning, excellent execution and successive consistent delivery of exceptional result is very key. In the words of a professionally accomplished young Ireland woman I know, “put yourself out there. No one will necessary give you the platform to succeed until you take the bulls by the horns and be counted”.

In the usual exercise of a lot of companies, re-org, downsizing, and lay-off, whatever you what to call it, over the last few years, millions of people have found themselves involuntarily out of work—too often through no fault of their own, notwithstanding the conscious effort to deliver and be productive. Unfortunately, this exercise has come to stay. But whether the reason you lost your job has everything to do with your perceived performance, or absolutely nothing, it’s how you respond in the wake of it that will set you apart from others before the next job surfaces. A proactive and positive mindset will differentiate you from the masses, making all the difference in how “lucky” you get in an unlucky economy. It will even determine whether you one day look back on this time with some measure of gratitude for what you gained from it—whether it was the chance to re-evaluate your life, spend extra time with your family, re-strategize on spends and savings, or to simply re-affirm what matters most.
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