Personal Leadership, Published Articles

Are You Really Serious About Personal Development in 2018?

We can talk about how lit 2018 is going to be from now till tomorrow, but talk is cheap. Unless we take deliberate steps, 2018 will not be significantly better than 2017. In fact, “Happy New Year” begins now.

If you’re really serious about developing yourself, there is one commitment you must make and keep.

Interview, Published Articles

Career of the Week – Gbubemi Atimomo, HR & Business Consultant

Gbubemi Atimomo has a BSc in Forest Resources Management from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and an MSc in Entrepreneurship & Innovation from the University of Essex, UK. A Senior Certified Professional (SHRM- SCP) of the Society for Human Resources Management, USA and a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHRi), he is currently a Partner at Square One Advisory Services Ltd, an HR & business advisory firm. He also provides consulting support services for a number of enterprise programmes at the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) of the Pan-Atlantic University. We chatted about career decisions, HR, and life-changing books in this interview.

Published Articles, Relationships

8 Communication Tips for Relationships You Cherish

Most of us are already tired of hearing how communication is the lifeblood of any relationship. We get it already! How does the communication thing work? Should we just keep on chattering away? What exactly do we say? That’s what we want to know.

Whether you’re looking to revive a romantic relationship, sustain a long distance friendship, or keep family members feeling loved, here are 7 tips you’ll find useful:

Interview, Published Articles

Career of the Week – Kelvin Steve-Igbodo, Communication Channels Manager

Kelvin Steve-Igbodo graduated from the University of Benin with a degree in Computer Engineering – a course he discovered quite late that he wasn’t interested in. He is currently the Communication Channels Manager at NBC/Coca-Cola. We chatted about his career HERE.

Published Articles, Spirituality

7 Books of the Bible Most Christians Hardly Read

Perhaps it’s because they’re tiny, or perceived as less interesting than the much-read Major Prophets, poetic books, Gospels, and the longer epistles of Apostle Paul, but these 7 books rarely get any love. If you rarely ever (or never!) read these books, then perhaps this is the year you should plan to read with an open heart and listen to what God is saying. Check them out HERE.

Inspiration, Personal Leadership, Published Articles

Will You Invest in Your Greatest Asset in 2017?

Your greatest asset is not any of the material things you’ve acquired; your greatest asset is you. That’s why it’s such a waste to try to live someone else’s life. And that’s why you need to invest the most in you this year.

There’s only one you. Nobody can do “you” like you can. When you let that sink in, you have to decide what you’re going to do with it.

We’re facing challenging times as a nation, and the best thing you can do is fortify yourself. Read more…

Interview, Published Articles

Career of the Week – Uche Okonkwo, Managing Editor

Uche Okonkwo’s first degree is a B.A. in Education/English from the University of Port Harcourt. After NYSC, she did a bit of volunteering, and then returned to Kachifo Limited, where she had briefly interned earlier. In 2012 she went back to school to study for an MA in Creative Writing at University of Manchester. In 2014, she returned to Kachifo, where she is now managing editor. We chatted about career decisions and the most important skills & qualities an aspiring editor should cultivate HERE.

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Spirituality

One Truth about Temptation that the Devil Doesn’t Want You to See

I was taught as a child that giving in to temptation is sin, and I know this to be true. I’ve known from my teens that fighting temptation is hard. I’ve learnt from experience that giving in to it made giving in easier next time, whereas overcoming it built my “overcoming muscles” as it were.

But there’s one thing I never really took note of until recently.

Literature, Published Articles, Social Media

Would You Attend a Silent Book Party?

The first time I ever heard of a silent book party was in a Twitter poll. The question was, “Would you attend a silent book party?” I didn’t vote yes because I wasn’t exactly sure what that was and why it would be pleasurable for me.

I made a note in my memo pad to remind me to find out more about it, and when I finally did, I had to admit it was a good idea. I had never thought of such a thing before! Read more…

Inspiration, Literature, Published Articles

20 Inspiring Quotes From Writers About Writing

Much has been said about the power and pleasure of reading, and not nearly enough about writing. Without writers there would be no books to read or rave about, but how much do we know about the writing process and what goes on in the minds of writers, be they novelists, journalists, or just people writing their memoirs? These quotes, some serious and some hilarious, give us a little insight into their world. Continue reading…