Can You Smell That? Stop. It’s Like Something Is Burning!

I couldn’t remember the name of the actor in the movie. What movie was I talking about? I couldn’t remember the title of the movie either.

I was like, Yes, I’ve seen the film! It’s fantastic, this guy is in it… then I clicked and clicked my fingers, trying to remember the headline actor’s name. No luck. I was blank.

I asked the people I was talking to: You’ve the movie, right? That one with the shark. People were looking at me, expectant. But the more they stared, the more pressured I became. Continue reading Can You Smell That? Stop. It’s Like Something Is Burning!

Are You Sure Winner Takes All? No, I Don’t Think So

I don’t think so. Many of us were born into the culture of scarcity— a belief our parents passed down to us. They always said things like winners take all. But that’s impossible. Winners cannot take all.

Look at this list. Continue reading Are You Sure Winner Takes All? No, I Don’t Think So

How to stay happy in the face of ‘Misery Porn’

Washing your car in the rain* is like killing a mosquito with a sledgehammer. It’s literally an overkill.

You know what else is an overkill? Listening to sad advice when you’re sad. What’s sad advice, you ask? That’s a great question. Continue reading How to stay happy in the face of ‘Misery Porn’

How to not care when people care too much about your business

No one cares about you. That’s what they say. In fact, just yesterday, I read an old article in Forbes by a startup founder thatsaid no one cared and that’s okay. But I think they care. I think they care too much.

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Five Things That Will Make Your Work Life A Little More Joyful

If you hate going to work, raise up your hand. Aaah, there you go.

Don’t worry if you’re feeling a little guilty that you raised your hand. You’re not the only human who takes money from a place but hates going to that place to work for that money. Continue reading Five Things That Will Make Your Work Life A Little More Joyful

Why You Think The Songs From Your Childhood Are The Most Beautiful

Talk about a powerful idea. My friend, Sam Umukoro, has a show on the radio. Naija Info FM, Saturday Mornings. All he talks about are memories. Specifically the kind of memories that music gives us– you know, how a song can come on the radio and it instantly triggers fond memories and Continue reading Why You Think The Songs From Your Childhood Are The Most Beautiful

Father Lord, These School Fees Are Crazy… But This Is How We Finally Win In 2019!

When I was younger, like when I was in my twenties, I used to hear older people groan every January.

“I’m so broke,” some of the men would say. “I just paid school fees.”

“God help us o. January is so tight.”

“If anyone asks me for any stupid money right now, Continue reading Father Lord, These School Fees Are Crazy… But This Is How We Finally Win In 2019!

The Spirit Moved Me

On my way out of the meeting, I started to think I needed to pray.

It didn’t look like the meeting had gone as I’d planned. I probably wouldn’t be getting what what I went for so the only thing I could think of was to pray.

But what was I going to pray about?

Involuntarily, I sighed.

I got into the car and started the engine. Pulled out onto the road.

Then

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