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One Simple Way To Boost Your Career Every Day

For a long time, I thought I had read about pretty much everything successful people did daily, from using a to-do list and eating a healthy breakfast, to exercising and reading every single day. I didn’t realise there was one important thing that was not just career changing, but also life-changing —recording your wins every day! I eventually came across the concept in the form of the success log. Continue reading…

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Caroline Chikezie, “The Governor”

EbonyLife TV’s compelling new series, The Governor, is powered by a cast well known to Nigerians, except for the Governor herself! We know her father, her husband, her son, her Chief of Staff, and even her detractors, but the questions on many lips have been, “Who is this woman?” and “Where did she come from?”

The role of Angela Ochello, former deputy governor and now governor of Savannah State, is played by the charming, talented Caroline Chikezie. Here are some interesting facts about her. Continue reading…

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What Does “Happily Married” Even Mean?

A few weeks ago I was invited as a guest on a show, to talk about relationship issues. As the host introduced me, she mentioned that I was happily married, which I am.

When I got home that day, however, I started wondering what listeners would understand “happily married” to mean. That I never had issues in my marriage? That I was the perfect wife and my spouse the perfect husband? That I have never wondered whether I married the wrong person, never felt like shooting him, never contemplated divorce? That I have it all together and am therefore qualified to tell them what to do? Continue reading…

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Marriage Lessons from a Public Relations Career

I miss working in Public Relations. My first real job title in Lagos was PR executive, and one of my many job titles now is “Wife” (I kid you not, being married IS a job). I learnt a lot back then, and it recently occurred to me that a lot of those lessons are still valid for my new main gig. Lessons like…

  1. Be more of a Yoruba girl and less of Waffi girl. My GM legit said those exact words to me, I am not even joking. Continue reading…
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Prayer Without Words

Romans 8:26 is GOLD. We do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans too deep for words. Haaay, now! Haaaaay!

I am currently exploring wordless prayer. I can’t understand why nobody ever taught me about it. I recently read that Brother C. S. Lewis preferred to pray without words, and only used words when necessary. I was amazed. To kneel in prayer and be so in tune with God that the Holy Spirit begins to help us, interceding with wordless groanings? There are higher heights, brethren.

What are we really chasing after in this world that takes all our time so that we can’t set apart time for communion with God? Psalm 37: 5-7 (MSG) says,

Open up before God, keep nothing back;
he’ll do whatever needs to be done:
He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day
and stamp you with approval at high noon.
Quiet down before God,
be prayerful before him.
Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder,
who elbow their way to the top.

Selah…

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Do You Say ATM Machine and PIN Number?

“ATM machine” (Automated Teller Machine machine) and “PIN number” (Personal Identification Number number)… RAS Syndrome (Redundant Acronym Syndrome syndrome).

“BVN number” (Bank Verification Number number) is also an example of RAS Syndrome.

Simply say “ATM”, “PIN”, “BVN”. There’s no need to tack on an extra “machine” or “number”. ‪#‎YouNeedAnEditor‬

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Nine Health Benefits of Jollof Rice

Osemhen is one of the two writers I have ever reblogged, and it’s not hard to see why. She’s just a delight to read! Here’s her take on the health benefits of jollof rice.

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Happy Women’s Equality Day

As a woman, nobody prevented you from getting University education, even bagging several degrees. You came out during the last elections to vote, freely and happily. You can even run for political office! You are free to write and be published. You chose, or are free to choose, your spouse by yourself. Let me ask you some questions.
 
The people who fought for these rights for you (and if you do not know they were hard won, perhaps you should read more), do you think they were monsters or they were “trying to be men”?
 
The people who cast their votes AGAINST these rights you now enjoy and even take for granted, do you think they and their kind have disappeared?
 
Don’t deceive yourself. Wake up, and stay woke!
 
Happy Women’s Equality Day.
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WE ALL NEED A #WakeUpCall

My brother Harris (he graciously adopted me when I was 16, lol) has a message for you: 

 

By the time I was 25 years old, I’d dropped out of school twice, been an office assistant twice, experimented with addictive substances and was receiving an allowance from my little sister.

I had hit rock bottom.

And that was my wake up call.

I determined to change my life.

And in 10 years, I’ve become a successful Life & Business Strategist coaching individuals and organizations to achieve High Performance in 90 days or less.

How did I do it?

How come some people attain their goals and others don’t?

This Sunday at 7pm, 3 outstanding coaches, Jimi Tewe, Bankole Williams and I will be hosting a FREE TELE-CONFERENCE, to assist you achieve your LIFE, CAREER / BIZ & FINANCIAL goals over the next 6 months!

You can listen in from any where in the world, and since it’s audio streamed, it’s not gonna drain your data: and yes, you can ask questions too!

All you have to do is click here to register:

http://www.bitly.com/1CCLYW9

 

It’s time to #ChaseYourGreatness

 

BTW, please vote for me as the JCI 2015 Outstanding Young Person of the Year

http://t.co/3by7w20lCc or send an SMS with ‘Steve Harris’ to 08133940940 to vote multiple times.

Thanks.

 

The EdgeEcutioner

SteveHARRIS

Your Life & Business Strategist

@iamsteveharris

www.iamsteveharris.com

 

 

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The Love That Never Was

Every buzz of my cellphone in my bag
Is a maybe,
Every glimpse of your photo on the wall
Is a ferry
That carries me back to another time,
A far off place,
Before my blindness robbed me of your voice,
And your embrace.
Every whiff of the coffee that you loved,
A reminder,
Of strong, rich friendship, its smoky flavour
That lingers,
Feeding hope that the love that never was,
Will be someday.