Literature, Published Articles

20 Fascinating Proverbs from Chinua Achebe’s Works

One of the most fascinating things about reading Prof. Chinua Achebe’s novels as a non-Igbo youngster was the way he peppered the book with proverbs – the palm oil with which words are eaten, according to him.

See just 20 of the many proverbs his books presented to the world here.

Personal Leadership, Published Articles

Experience the Power of Small Goals This Year!

One reason why many people set goals but fail to achieve them is that their goals are so big they’re unnerved. Where do I begin? When they eventually decide to “start from somewhere” they take a few steps and fall on their faces. This is why understanding the power of small goals often makes the difference between people who succeed and people who do not. Read more…

entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Published Articles

10 Business Success Lessons From Udo Okonjo

Udo Okonjo is a woman with whom real estate enthusiasts, and women in business, are well acquainted.

One of Nigeria’s finest entrepreneurs, Udo Okonjo is the CEO of Fine & Country West Africa, an award-winning real estate firm. She’s also one of the most prominent and passionate speakers at WIMBIZ conferences. The story of how she started her real estate career with no capital has inspired and educated many an audience.

She is also the Chief Igniter of the business leadership and personal development brand, the Ignite Series, as well as the founder of i-WOW.

Here are 10 reasons why she is the successful businessperson that she is. 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…

Inspiration, Literature, Published Articles

20 Interesting Quotes on the Power and Pleasure of Reading

Reading has the power to change lives. It is one medium by which we listen to people we’ve never met and may never meet, learn from them, gain insight into others’ experiences and travel the world without whipping out a passport. Here are 20 quotes from people who have experienced the power and pleasure of reading.

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Inspiration

Of Falling in Love, and Love Itself

I’ve loved this for so many years, and I’ve decided to share for those who may not have seen it before:

 

“When you fall in love, it is a temporary madness. It erupts like an earthquake, and then it subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots are to become so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is.

Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the desire to mate every second of the day. It is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every part of your body. No … don’t blush. I am telling you some truths. For that is just being in love; which any of us can convince ourselves we are. Love itself is what is left over, when being in love has burned away. Doesn’t sound very exciting, does it? But it is!”

-Louis de Bernières

 

 

entrepreneurship, Inspiration, Published Articles

13 Quotes Nigerian Entrepreneurs Love

Looking for motivation as a business person? We asked some Nigerian entrepreneurs about the quotes that inspire them, and we’re bringing you their responses. Whether you’ve been in business for a while or you’re just starting out, these quotes are sure to inspire you to entrepreneurial excellence. Read more…