EARLY RISERS (Motivation for Monday)

I do not buy newspapers BUT I am subscribed to the newspaper of the county where I live so I can read local news and learn what is going on in my community and country.  Since the results of the leaving certs is now out, I was on the look out for that news…I checked out all articles written on the leaving cert specifically to check this year’s performance. As I looked, I saw a girl from one of the county’s who did really well, the girl power in me would not let me notice the boys first. Sorry boys. As I looked further, I saw another headline that says, “the boy with the highest possible score in this year’s leaving cert”. What the boy said in the papers made sense and because I was inspired by it,  I bring you, early risers.

 

INSIDE THE COOKIE JAR (Motivation for Monday)

If you are a constant to the motivation for Monday on Moj In Touch, you may have read the one I called, “Don’t Blame the Coach“. If you missed it, please check it out, you would learn the importance of taking responsibility for your life and more……..Today, I am taking you on a slightly different journey that I like to call “Inside the cookie jar”! When I got to the University, university of Ibadan to be precise. University if Ibadan (UI) is Nigerian’s premier university and I am privilege to have attended such a tertiary institution. So, when I was in the university, I ate so much cookies. The ones I loved a lot were Maryland cookies. I loved them so much, I made up my mind that when I grew up and started working and have my own money and home (goals), I would have a massive cookie jar where I would store my Maryland cookies and eat which ever amount I wanted when I wanted them. Unfortunately, before I finished uni, I stopped liking Maryland cookies, I stopped eating them all together…..Like, I said earlier on, today, I would like to encourage you in what I call, “Inside the Cookie Jar”

 

THIS TIME LAST YEAR (Motivation for Monday)

I am writing as I travel on the train this morning and I couldn’t help but to reflect on exactly what I was doing this time last year. This time last year, I was on a flight to England and to keep me busy, I was writing the second draft of my first book, Use What You Have. Use What You Have is a book I wrote on HOW to discover your gifts (purpose), how to own them, embrace them and HOW to fulfill your purpose in life by using your GIFTS.

Although I go to England often, on that particular occasion, I went to England to be with one of my best friends who was having her first baby. In the next few days, I will be back to be with the same friend to join her in the celebration of the birthday of this child that was born this time last year……

 

 

MY EXERCISE & FITNESS ROUTINE (“How I Stay Thin”) + WHY EVERYONE MUST EXERCISE

I have always known that to take care of others effectively, I have to take care of myself first, this is my own personal philosophy. But sincerely, nobody can give what they don’t have anyways. In caring for me, I focus on taking care of my body, soul and spirit. And for that reason, one of the ways I take care of myself is that I take care of my physical by exercising to stay strong, fit and energetic and NOT necessarily to stay thin……this is a bonus we get when we exercise.

 

As requested by you, here is my exercise and fitness routine video. Like I said in this week’s motivation, “Eat That Frog” and also in this video, no matter how thin you are, we all need some form of exercise…….

 

PURPOSEFUL ISOLATION (MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY)

Have you ever wondered why all of a sudden, you stop seeing some people as often as you would normally see them? You just notice that you don’t see them as much as you would. They are well, they are alive BUT you just don’t see them anywhere from social circle to parties or in places you would normally see them? Today on motivation for Monday, I bring you the true meaning of purposeful isolation.

 

RISE AGAIN (MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY)

The first half of the year is now over! In case you don’t understand what that simple line means, it means that JANUARY to JUNE 2017 is gone and it’s gone forever and we will never see those months again. However, we have the whole of July – December of 2017 to do GREAT things. Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you to RISE AGAIN. What does this mean?

 

SELF BELIEVE! THE REASON WHY I MIX MOTIVATION WITH FASHION (Motivation for Monday)

Not once, not twice and not even three times have I written blogs on the reason-WHY you must BELIEVE IN YOURSELF, IN YOU, IN THE POWER OF YOUR DREAMS and most importantly, in YOUR GIFTS!

Initially, when I started this journey of “banking” on my gift of encouragement and maximising it, I must confess, I was afraid because I do not carry titles like “Coach” or “Mentor” and I do not even consider myself a “Leader”. However, I stepped back a bit and I approached the throne of grace with boldness to ask God how He wanted me to do it. And I got answers. Answers like do not be afraid and just go ahead to do what I have placed in your heart and so I continued…….

Today, on Motivation for Monday, I want to share with you the power of believing in YOU……..

 

FIND YOUR OWN VOICE & USE IT (MOTIVATION FOR MONDAY)

A lot of us belittle our strengths. We think what we can do doesn’t matter. We think people who have gone farther than us in life are superior to us and we see people who are at the top as “gods”; we feel intimidated by them and a lot of times, we unconsciously start living in their shadow and our #goals become to be like them instead of been the better version of ourselves, who God has called us to be. Today on Motivation for Monday, I want to encourage you on WHY you must find your own voice and use it.

 

5 THINGS YOUR GIFTS CAN DO FOR YOU (Motivation)

We have being born with them. They are inside of us already. They are unique to us. They have being given to us FREE OF CHARGE. What am I talking about? I am talking about GIFTS. We all have them. A lot of us don’t even know we have gifts but we do. In this blog HERE, I gave a thorough definition and a break down of what a GIFT or talent is. Have a look. Today, I will be sharing with you 5 things your gifts can do for you.

 

SLOW PROGRESS (Motivation For Monday)

I believe very much in having clear vision for your goals. I do, because when we are sure of exactly what we want or what we want to achieve, it is almost impossible or usually hard for anything; people, circumstance or situation to easily make us quit on that goal. A lot of times when we are about to quit or give up because of one set back or the other, the end picture of that goal we have on our minds or heads always reminds us and drives us back to that goal. However when we don’t have a clear vision, once the wind blows left; a.k.a, a challenging situation, we quit……

 

SPREAD YOUR WINGS & TAKE OFF (Motivation For Monday)

I love reading stories of successful people. I love to read about what they did differently and WHY and HOW they become successful in their field. If I can say so, I miss Obama in office and because I missed him so much, I have being reading about him. I read about how his mother would wake him up at about 5am to do his homework; I read about his move to Chicago and how he shunned earning high in large corporations to serve the public………..