Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Gbemileke Sonde: 7 Ways to Live a Life Beyond Limit and Live Life You Have Dreamt



What type of life have you dreamt of? Is it to become a prolific successful person; like Bill Gates, Abraham Lincoln, Steve Jobs etc, to be a source of motivation to others and to be remembered and have an impact in this world, your success story should be a lesson to others.

The question is, are you living up to that expectation? As that dream of yours not become a mere imagination and the zeal dying down daily. And it makes you settle for less.

Why are some making it big in career, family, achieving success, while others are struggling in every area of life? For me, I guess it's individual mindset towards life.

Do you really love life? If yes, then it's time to eradicate negative thoughts.  

Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.” – Bruce Lee

Daily we placed so much setback on our mind, that can be called "The Walls in your Mind", 

Like: 
  • No one loves me. 
  • I have to accept this kind of life as my destiny.
  • I am not good enough to get the degree, hold that position, and so on.
Those thought are like a poison that pollute our mind. Anything we tell ourselves whether positive or negative, our body accept it as it is in our mind as a robot.

What word have you placed upon your Mind? Or you have allowed others i.e parents, friends, environment to place on you; which are limiting you and making you to believe those illusions and you are singing it daily like a Anthem. And they seems like a trap you can't get out from.

You got to wake up from this dream of yours and shake off thoughts, believe that doesn't empower you rather take away your precious joy and happiness. 

Do not let the memories of your past limit the potential of your future. There are no limits to what you can achieve on your journey through life, except in your mind - Roy T. Bennett 

If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them - Bruce Lee

To succeed; our mindset must be filled with optimistic and strong believe in ourselves, if you believe you can, You can, if you believe you can't, You can't.

You become what you tell yourself daily, Your word is a self fulfilling prophecy. 

Remember how much those limiting beliefs have cost you in life, I want to remind you;
  • The job they have make you to lose, by believing you are not a qualified candidate. 
  • The friends you have lost, by isolating yourself thinking someone is better than you.
  • Many opportunities lost by been reluctant to make a decisions for your life.
  • Making you to lack  behind 

It's now time you make a decision to put an end to this mess, for a change to occur it takes a deliberate decision, self discipline and motivation. 

When you find it difficult to eliminate those negative thoughts, feeling, have it in mind that it has become a HABIT.

For you to change those limiting thought you have to change the way you perceive, view, see life and see the better side of things.

You have been dwelling on those thought for long, it takes patient for you to form a new habit.

Here are 7 powerful techniques to live a life without limit


1. Explore beyond your environment:  Don't just think live ends in your surroundings, explore to know more about life, read books, attend seminars, make online friends, learn about other people's culture will help you to see life beyond your immediate environment, this will enlighten you to realised that no matter where we come from everyone has the power to prevail.

2. Read successfull people story: Things going on around us, challenges facing us, the background we are might not be encouraging, but reading biographies of those who have overcomed many life challenges can be a source of motivation to trigerred us to believe we can overcome every situations of life.

Note: Motivation doesn't last long, that's why you have to implement them daily.
Likewise food, bathing, that's why we work daily to overcome poverty, practice daily  to increase our skills, and many others things of life.

You become a master of what you do daily. That's why you have to engage in  things that would empower your life.

3. Move out of your comfort zone: Our  comfort zone are like a shield protecting us from trying new things, facing difficult situations, changing our routine, but you can never grow beyond the level you are, it is when you try new things, do difficult work that we get different results unlike the same old results. 

4. Find the source of your problem: When we know the source of our problem, the battle is half won, For a week or month live a conscious life; what do I mean by that, by writing down events that happens to  you daily and the thought that trigger out of your mind, Examine your external environment: What situations and people are draining you? Do you feel supported? Do you really lack motivation, or are you just burned out? 

by doing this for some days you should have a clue about the source of the problems. And ways to go about it. 

5. Believe in yourselves: Its when you believe in who you are that you would realize how much you can achieve, level you can attain, opportunity you can grab. And above all believe in God, when you believe in him nothing you should fear.

6. Forgive the past: whatever might have influence your thought, forgive others and also forgive yourself. The past can't be changed but we can learn to accept it and learn from the past mistake and make sure they don't repeat themselves again. Forgiveness means freedom; when we forgive others we are free from Bitterness,  anger, hatred, resentment and so on.

7. Fight laziness in disguised: Laziness might be the causes of our limitation beliefs, when we feel like doing nothing, and don't want to take responsibility, we look for external factor to hold responsible for this. That's when the word:  the country is bad, I Don't have this, I don't have that, this work is too hard. Start to pop out of our mind.

8. Use Affirmation: Make it a personal mantra to speak positive things to yourself every morning and every night before going to bed, it will erase negative from your mind and helps to be positive.



Conclusion 
Remember you would be happy for what you did today, than what you should have done tomorrow. These are 7 ways to live a life beyond limit and live life you have dreamt of.


Which point resonates you the most? What steps are you taking to overcome limiting beliefs? Share your opinion in the comments section below.




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Friday, 11 August 2017

Adeola Olayemi: Living Above the Dangers of a Sedentary Lifestyle

Adeola Olayemi: LIVING ABOVE THE DANGERS OF A SEDENTARY LIFESTYLE


A sedentary lifestyle is a type of lifestyle with little or no physical activity. A person living a sedentary lifestyle is often sitting or lying, while reading or using a mobile phone/ computer for much of the day. A sedentary lifestyle can contribute to many preventable causes of death.


The world has so much revolved that people could sit all day receiving emails, calls and using the computer. Several jobs today involves this kind of lifestyle except it has to with walking up and down.

A lack of physical activity is one of the leading causes of preventable death worldwide. A sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical activity can contribute to or be a risk factor for:


  • Anxiety
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Migraines
  • Computer vision syndrome (only for computerised and fresh depression)
  • High blood pressure

WHAT ARE THE WAYS OUT?

You practically do not have to stop your work to prevent sedentary lifestyle. So the solution to the dangers involved in a sedentary lifestyle includes the following:


  • Try as much to walk at least one hour a day, this can be done either by working out at a gym or through jogging. I understand that you have a busy schedule and you hardly walk for barely 15 minutes without a means of transportation. Exercises has mood boosting benefits, most people who live a sedentary lifestyle suffer from mood swings and it also increases their risk for anxiety, this is obviously because you are not fitting in enough.
  • You should stand up at least every 20 minutes, this causes your knees to perform its activity. Engage in conversations while standing, pick calls also.


  • Go for a run, a recent study found that running for as little as 5 to 10 minutes per day at slow speeds was associated with significantly reduced risks of death from all cause and from cardiovascular disease. In some parts of our country, especially states that are so populated like Lagos, Port-harcourt, Abuja where there are a lot of businesses, you can take a run while boarding a bus, and others.


  • You should eat less of junks food, sedentary lifestyle increases the rate of obesity.

  • You can run your errands yourself while at work, especially when the errands is within your place of work.

  •  Take a walk while commercials are going on on the television set, and if you are basically into the online business, you can walk around the house carrying your laptop or tablets.


In summary, sedentary lifestyle has a greater risk than its good, you can still live healthy, yet having this lifestyle. We all know health is wealth, your state of health determines your productivity. You can manage your lifestyle by doing the above.



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Friday, 4 August 2017

Chase Your Greatness- Sam Idowu (Founder, Mind & Ideas Network)

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Chase Your Greatness- Sam Idowu (Founder, Mind & Ideas Network)

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, remember, you can achieve.” —Mary Kay Ash

I have come to discover that self sabotage can show up in different ways in the lives of people. 

There are some who are not confident about life because of their body type, height, colour, etc. There are some who have some sort of disability or even health condition that made them develop a negative perspective to life. 

You may have also seen people who have similar conditions to yours and are enjoying a different reality.

These things may appear subtle, but in the end, it's about your disposition and not your position.

Our guest this week, Sam Idowu, brings in a little twist to the flow of the series.

Today's episode of Lead Your Life Series features the story of how Sam, battled with an issue of frequent painful urination (It might sound funny, but you can never tell what people are really going through). Today, Sam is helping people develop their ideas and talents into achievable goals. 


Lead Your Life Series, is a special edition of Lead Your Life Podcast. We share real life experiences of how personal struggles and seeming setbacks were turned into phenomenal stories of hope and grace.


About Sam Idowu

Sam Idowu, When Minds meet,


I am more like your old friend you’ve been wanting to connect back with to have a great time together sharing things that leads to greatness. 

I am the founder of Mind and Ideas Network, and convener of the classy “When Minds Meet”, a platform created to raise exceptional leaders, where individuals and groups are challenged for greater living. 

I am a certified HR personnel and currently working with a consulting firm in Ikoyi, Lagos Nigeria. Through my academic years in Ghana, I was opportune to hold several leadership roles among which were, General Secretary of the Business School Faculty, Foreign Student Representative and Chief Justice for the student representative council in which they all got me the award of the most influential student on graduation. 

I have successfully influenced people in the achievement of goals. 

I am also a media consultant; I Co-founded a media outfit in 2015 named Innovators Media which is majorly for publicity and entertainment. 

I produced my first movie titled, ‘Independence Day’ in 2017. I have acted and been a production manager in several other movies. 

I am believer in Christ and I’m passionate about using the gift of God to its fullest.


Sam would be telling us about his personal struggle(s), What were his redefining moments, the most important steps he took differently, what were the aftermaths, and what lessons he would like you to take away from his story.

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Friday, 21 July 2017

Be True to Yourself - Osayi Emokpae Lasisi (Queen of Digital Media)

Be True to Yourself - Osayi Emokpae Lasisi (Queen of Digital Media)

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 “ Be yourself; everyone else is already taken." - Oscar Wilde

Many people are trying to be a copy of another person. I do not say this to spite anyone, it's just a reality I have come to discover overtime. Most times it's not like you want to be someone else - It's just that the expectations of friends, family, and the society at large can make you choose to conform. 

Our guest this week, Osayi Emokpae Lasisi, after spending 7 years studying Law at the United States of America, wasn't quite excited about her job. 

Today's episode of Lead Your Life Series features the story of how Osayi, discovered what she really loved and how it has impacted the world. Today, she is helping entrepreneurs (especially women) grow their businesses using social media. 

Lead Your Life Series, is a special edition of Lead Your Life Podcast. We share real life experiences of how personal struggles and seeming setbacks were turned into phenomenal stories of hope and grace.

About Osayi Emokpae Lasisi

Osayi Emokpae Lasisi, Osayilasisi.com



Osayi is the mommy of one amazing African Princess, She is an author, speaker, and is excited around all things digital. She is the Convener of a series of virtual summits, and she uses her knowledge to teach entrepreneurs how to get more clients and build their income using digital media.


Osayi would be telling us about her struggle(s), What were her redefining moments, the most important steps she took differently, what were the aftermath, and what lessons she would like you to take away from her story.

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Friday, 7 July 2017

Be Your Best - Victor Onyekere (Nigeria's Life, Behavioural Change & Productivity Coach)

Victor Onyekere, Nigeria's Life, Behavioural Change & Productivity Coach


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One of my core philosophies of life is that your life experiences are great assets. You might not have the best childhood like your colleagues and friends, but through those experiences, you can turn the story around.

Today's episode of Lead Your Life Series features the story of how Victor Onyekere - who we may say had a disadvantaged childhood, took charge of his life for Good. Today, he is helping passionate individuals live their best live by improving their productivity through coaching interventions.. He also leads a social enterprise that is dedicated to the development of human capacity in young leaders.

I must also say that I knew Victor from afar in the University. Out of over 500 students in our level at the faculty level, he had the 4th best CGPA and I was the 5th. I knew this because at one point, the faculty pasted the list of the 5 best students in each level.

Lead Your Life Series, is a special edition of Lead Your Life Podcast. We share real life experiences of how personal struggles and seeming setbacks were turned into phenomenal stories of hope and grace.

About Victor Onyekere



Victor Onyekere, The Strategist is a trained Health Educator and a Life, Behavioural Change and Productivity Coach with a top-notch penchant for excellence. He is very passionate about helping individuals achieve productivity and increase their value in their chosen path. 

He ultimately believes that everyone in life was designed to succeed by finding their own space and doing what they were built and wired to do. He helps passionate individuals develop a wholesome behaviour in order to create productive results in their life.

In April 2014, He started Love Care Community, a Social Enterprise focused on developing the human capital of young individuals via creating the right channels, platforms and environment.

He founded the Young Leaders Connect Conference in 2017, an initiative which he set up in response to the Nation’s failing standards on leadership. The platform is designed to connect, engage and build strategic, principled and excellent leaders who would ultimately lead within their environments with a new set of values and a culture of exceptional excellence.

Due to his undying passion for Leadership and Productivity, he has helped hundreds of young individuals across Nigeria and Africa to increase their capacity to lead effectively and to be more productive in their diverse fields. He does this through Coaching, Mentoring, Training and Speaking.

He is an Alumnus of Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy (OLCA) and an Associate member of the Life Coaching Association of Nigeria (LCAN). He speaks in diverse platforms and currently works with high performing young individuals in order to move them from passion to productivity. He does this majorly through Life Coaching utilizing sound and proven neuro linguistic programming models to achieve exceptional results.

He is a Strategic and Disruptive Thinker always questioning systems and challenging several primitive and conventional beliefs. He is currently working to become AFRICA’s NO. 1 BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE & LIFE PRODUCTIVITY COACH. He is charged to GROW individuals, TRANSFORM organizations and REBUILD nations.


Victor would be telling us about his struggles, What were his redefining moments, the two most important steps he took differently, what were the aftermath, and what lessons he would like you to take away from his story.

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Friday, 30 June 2017

Success Begins With Identity - Oluwatobi Adesanya (Creative Director, Heart2world Publishing)


Oluwatobi Adesanya (Creative Director, Heart2world Publishing)
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To know who you are is the greatest power of all. 

- Sherilyn Kenyon and Diana Love

Today's episode of Lead Your Life Series features the story of Oluwatobi Adesanya who from a tender age was greatly curious about his identity. Today, he is helping many people achieve their dreams of authoring their own books. He also leads amazing initiatives for teenagers leadership development.

Lead Your Life Series, is a special edition of Lead Your Life Podcast. We share real life experiences of how personal struggles and seeming setbacks were turned into phenomenal stories of hope and grace.

About Oluwatobi Adesanya

Oluwatobi Adesanya (Creative Director, Heart2world Publishing)

Oluwatobi Adesanya is a writer, inspirational speaker and currently the creative director of Heart2World Publishing; a company which provides end-to-end professional services for writer, and would-be authors. 

With his strong passion for young people, he also runs Relevance Initiative, a youth organization geared towards raising exceptional young leaders. 

He is the convener of Instructions for the Tertiary that gathers secondary school leavers and freshers in the university to prepare them for a purposeful life on campus. 

He is presently leading #Project25000, an initiative to impact the lives of 25000 young people across Nigeria.

Oluwatobi would be telling us about his struggles, What were his redefining moments, the two most important steps he took differently, what were the aftermath, and what lessons he would like you to take away from his story.

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Thursday, 29 June 2017

To Plan or Not to Plan: How to Enjoy Your Life to the Fullest



To Plan or Not to Plan: How to Enjoy Your Life to the Fullest


We all have plans. We make them because that’s how we’re taught life works. Some people even begin to think that living without a life plan is just like living for nothing. While many would agree, there’s the other side of the fence who proclaims that life should never be planned. Life is just life, and you just can’t expect it to go the way you want. 

Nevertheless, the majority of people cannot nurture a balance between the two mindsets. Yet, balancing the amount of planning and the amount of “just living” could be considered mastery. But why do some people plan and why do others hesitate to do it? 

A precise suggestion would be that most of us are living more types of fear. Among those fears, the fear of change is extremely strong for most of the people. We absolutely love to stay in our comfort zones, without having to make changes. Changes mean risk, and they also evoke the fear of failure. 

Well, during today’s post, we’re going to explore the pros of planning or not planning your life and goals. Remember: the key is to maintain the balance, but you should pick a perception and get accustomed to it all while staying open to the other perception. 


PROs of NOT Planning Your Life 


• Higher Degree of Diversity and Reduced Fear of Failure 


When you aren’t planning anything, you’re leaving enough room for diversity. More than often, individuals that aren’t planning out their future will come across different experiences. We attract these experiences by trying different jobs, different spouses, different habits, and different hobbies. 

Moreover, if you didn’t establish “ground rules” for your life, you’ll be tempted and willing to take more risks. When you take more risks, it means that your fear of failure is reduced. Less fear of failure means more success and opportunities. 


• You’re Staying Very Open to Opportunities 


Speaking of opportunities, you’ll get a lot of them. We often attract the things that we want, but when we’re not wishing for anything and we’re just letting things “choose us”, we become open to opportunities. Not that we’re just open, but we can definitely spot them easier than otherwise. 

Opportunities can benefit you only if you have enough room for them in your life. If you’ve already got plans, you’ll be less open to exploring the experiences and opportunities life’s going to throw at you. 


• You Give Yourself the Chance to Discover Your True Purpose and Passions 


Whenever we plan our future, we’re kind of deciding how our life will look like as the time goes by. This simple action makes you feel very focused on that specific purpose. So for example, if your purpose is to be the best marketer in the world, you’ll be studying marketing books, you’ll market products and services, and everything is going to be dedicated to the major goal. 

Yet, if you’re living life without plans, you give yourself the chance to discover other passions, and maybe, who knows, your true purpose. When we find the true purpose, we just know that we did. It’s an unexplainable feeling that will turn you into a different person. 


PROs of PLANNING Your Life 


• Your Life is More Organized and Controlled 


When you have a goal, you know what you stick to. Whenever you fail, whenever you have a personal issue, whenever life puts you down, you can get back up and align with your goal. Compared to not having plans, this is a huge advantage, because the ups and downs of life are always the hardest. 

Moreover, you can organize everything according to your major goal. You can split achievements into mini-achievements and take care of them each, all until the big piece is finally completed.


• Improved Focus and Commitment on Goals 


Planning out your life should give birth to two important benefits or traits. I’m talking about the ability to focus entirely on your objectives, and the power of staying fully committed to whatever you’ve previously proposed yourself. 

Having life plans and goals is often a more strategic way of going through life. Moreover, you’ll be able to get from Point A to Point B pretty quick as long as you’re dedicated. Of course, this will only happen if you know what Point B actually looks like. 


• You’ll Recover from Failures and Disappointments Quicker 


As previously mentioned, failures will no longer affect you that much. As long as you understand that every failure should be compared to a war battle. You can lose the battle, but the war is far away from being over. 

Michael Smith, CEO at Aussiewritings.com, suggests:


“Every disappointment should be treated like a temporary thing. Nevertheless, if you have a strong and stable goal to keep yourself attached to, you’ll be able to recover from even the most challenging moments.” 

Conclusion 

Both options give benefits. The question is – what benefits are best suited for your lifestyle? Maybe you prefer more stability and control. In this case, you should probably plan your goals and objectives. Doing so should give you a better sense of control over your life and future. In the opposite case, if you hate planning or you hate putting ground rules over your life, do not plan anything. 

But as I mentioned before, you should strive to find a balance between the two mindsets. Have plans, but don’t make them strict. Plan things, but leave room for the unpredictable. I wish you good luck in your journey!


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Olivia is a journalist who is always ready to experience new things and share this experience with others. She is passionate about art and writing. Therefore, she usually spends time writing new articles or travelling around the World. Follow Olivia on Facebook and Twitter.

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Friday, 23 June 2017

Have You failed? Try Again! - Adedolapo Osuntuyi (Founder, Dolly Children Foundation)


Adedolapo Osuntuyi  (Founder, Dolly Children Foundation)


Have you ever had a period in your life when you felt like you were trapped in your own body? There was so much going on at the same time and it appeared there was no way of escape and you just wanted to vanish from this world?

Our guest on today's episode has once felt like that.

Today's episode of Lead Your Life Series features the story of how Adedolapo Osuntuyi who at one time in her life was at the verge of committing suicide became a super woman. Today, she is helping to improve the quality of living of vulnerable children in rural communities through education.

Lead Your Life Series, is a special edition of Lead Your Life Podcast. We share real life experiences of how personal struggles and seeming setbacks were turned into phenomenal stories of hope and grace.

About Adedolapo Osuntuyi


Adedolapo Osuntuyi  (Founder, Dolly Children Foundation)


Adedolapo is a young woman with keen interest in promoting quality education in community primary schools in Nigeria. 

Dolapo graduated from the prestigious University of Central Lancashire, Preston, United Kingdom with a Masters Degree in Child Health & Social Care. She obtained an Africa – America Institute Scholarsip to study Social Sector Management Course at the Enterprise Development Centre, Pan – Atlantic University (Lagos Business School). 

She has gained experience in child protection, early childhood and community development programs. 

Adedolapo is the founder of Dolly Children Foundation, a non - governmental organization which focuses on improving the plight of the less privileged children in Nigeria through Education; emphasis on quality education for all. 

Over 5000 children in 22 communities has benefitted through various interventions of the organization. 

She is currently a cohort 2 participant of the Young African Leaders Initiative, West Africa Regional Centre, a US Government Initiative. 

Dolapo enjoys learning and researching.


Adedolapo would be telling us about her struggles, What were her redefining moments, the two most important steps she took differently, what were the aftermath, and what lessons she would like you to take away from her story.

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