Wednesday, 29 June 2016

The Importance of Hard Work: Life Lessons from Two 'Okada' men...

Beautiful African Lady; portrait

You know the surest thing to get me skeptical about any offer? F.R.E.E!!! That word carry weight abeg. Usually, 'free' stuff have an attachment. Be not deceived, my country pipu, Awoof dey run belle! You really have to give something to get something...

The other day I was gonna get a bike from the bus-stop to my house. Approaching the park, I was already grumbling to myself "All these okada men will come now and start dragging somebody 'Aunty come nah, where you dey go? see my bike here o' "

I sighted this dude signalling me to come with his hand. I was headed towards him when, gbam! another okada man pulled out and rode his bike to park right in front of me! Issorait. My own is to enter bike and go home.

Monday, 6 June 2016

MONDAY MUSING: 4 Life Lessons from Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali boxing legend

Since Friday, it's been trending. The great Muhammad Ali is no more. He's being celebrated as a great sportsman who made his mark on not just the boxing ring, but the entire world. Here was a man who I barely knew. Yes, I knew the name 'Muhammad Ali', I knew the famous 'Float like a butterfly; sting like a bee', and I even saw movies (and cartoons) that were produced based on his story. But for most of the years when Ali was in action, I wasn't even born. And yet, here I am, gleaning life lessons from him.   

1. Your mouth was meant for much more than eating.

"I am the greatest. I said that even before I knew I was" - Muhammad Ali
No doubt, Ali was a man of words. Asides boxing, he was also known as a great orator with many quotes attributed to him. With his own mouth, he clearly defined his destiny. He didn't wait to see the titles and accolades before saying he was the greatest. Even the Bible says "The word is nigh thy mouth. Speak it". Call it bragging, or say he overdid it, but the man did what so many of us never feel bold enough to do. He took charge of his own destiny and started with what he had: His voice.

Friday, 3 June 2016

Dealing with Disagreements in a Relationship

African couple discussing

Disclaimer: Although “relationship” here refers primarily to romantic ones, the points raised could be very well applied to ANY kind of relationship.

Disagreements are normal. That is why it’s pretty unrealistic to say you want to AVOID them. You can work on not having too many of them, but you won’t be able to avoid them TOTALLY {except maybe you guys are angels, I dunno}. So why not equip yourself with the right ways to deal with them?

Everyone has disagreeements. EVERYONE! but personally, I think they appear larger and hurt more when we're in it with somebody we love, especially when we feel that we've been hurt by that person. It's usually a nasty place to be, no matter how short the stay. I read somewhere that some couples take the FIGHT, FLIGHT or FREEZE route. What do these mean?