Category archive - Personal Development

This New Year, Be the OLD You – New Life Resolutions Pt. 9

So here we are again. The 9th year of the New Life Resolutions series that deals with making powerful, sustainable, life long choices as opposed to fad New Years Resolutions.

Every year, it is one of the most important posts I write and this year, it is no different…but it might be the most counter intuitive to date. How so?

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Your life is begging for this…NOW

You’re talented but restless
 
You’re made for more but confused 
 
You have dreams but no vision
 
You need to figure out the WHEN, WHAT, WHERE, HOW, WHO…

Everyone has dreams. Everyone has at least a vague vision for their
lives…but not everyone has clarity or the life structure to make that vision a reality

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This Thing is Everything – New Life Resolutions Pt 8


At the start of every year, I publish a post in the New Life Resolutions series… Its one of the most important posts of any year. I have done this for the past 7 years and the idea behind the series was born out of a response to (and as an alternative for) New Year Resolutions. I just knew there had to be a better way to think about that.
I like how I penned it down in Part 3: The Paradigm Shift on Resolutions

“If it is really worth fighting to change that thing this year,
it should really be worth maintaining that change every year.”
Tobi Atte

I have spent the last 7 years eager to help people get the paradigm shift that will move them harder and faster towards their goals in life.
This year is a little different. I am not just eager. I am kinda desperate.

And as I have thought about this more and more, I have come to a major conclusion that the rest of this post will be about. Here it is:
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When You’re Off (Your Life’s) Schedule


When your life plane goes to Tokyo instead of Lagos.
When your forever plan takes a mad detour.
When your “OMG I can’t wait to start” turns into “God if you just get me out of this”
You get the idea.

Sometimes it just feels like you’re off course, off plan, off your life timeline. And admit it….sometimes you feel like you have no one else to point to or blame than God.
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Sleepwalkers


I see them. Almost every day on my commute I see them. Sleepwalkers.
No, they don’t drip venom from the side of their mouths and no they don’t walk like zombies. They’re in their suits and dresses…scurrying off to some job or venture. In a hurry…but asleep…and still cause death.

How do they kill? They don’t appear at night and suck your blood. They don’t jump out of the closet to bite your arm off.
It’s much simpler.
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Wakanda – An African’s Perspective on Black Panther

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last few weeks, you’ve heard about the super dope Black Panther movie that just came out. (Spoiler Alert*** FYI there may be some spoilers)

Wifey and I went to see it and yes. It lived up to all the hype. You leave the movie AFFECTED. It was great. Period. And this post is not about that greatness. The thing though, is that the cinematic experience is the smallest part of this movie. By far.
Many people left the movie theaters with the same emotions….but the emotions many Africans felt were different. Not that Africans didn’t love the movie (are you kidding? we adored it)…just that it affected us differently than what you are hearing about in mainstream media. Read more