Do you consider yourself Lucky or Fortunate?

Quote du Jour 
“ Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure. ” 
—Earl Wilson

Do you consider yourself Lucky or Fortunate? 

A lot of of my folks often said to me that I was lucky. They pointed to my lovely kind of life style, my beautiful relationship and my success in business idea, writing strength, my days as a student activist that how lucky I am. 

In the last few years, I challenged my folks once in a while by saying I considered myself more “fortunate” than lucky. I was fortunate to be born in a free country like Nigeria. I was fortunate to have loving and supportive families. I was fortunate to get a good education and experience good health. And I was fortunate to have been motivated and industrious enough to create the life of my dreams. 

For me, “lucky” just doesn’t quite cover it. The distinction between lucky and fortunate may not be huge, but I think it’s worth thinking about. 

There’s a certain amount of luck—both good and bad—that comes to everyone. There’s chance in everything we do—and don’t do. But I also believe that good fortune favors the fertile, open and expectant mind. At some level we create our lives and what we bring into it—at least most of it. 

I’m exceptionally grateful for the many wonderful things I have in my life. And I believe that if we learn to appreciate more of what we already have in this country, we’ll find ourselves having even more to appreciate. It’s certainly been true for me. So, not all the time must we wait for the Government whom are epileptic in actions and ideas. 

But I still prefer the word fortunate rather than lucky. Lucky sounds like you have no part in it. It’s the luck of the draw, the turn of a card or the random stop of the wheel. Fortunate—at least for me—feels more appreciative as well as more participatory. 

I encourage you to practice gratefulness. And I wish you good fortune. One of the ways to prepare yourself for good fortune is to learn skills and acquire tools to increase your performance and productivity. 

And there’s no better way to Keep Nigeria Alive that I know of than obeying the rule of LOVE, so we can sustain unity in Nigeria.

Fakorode O Kayode

Who’s On Your Team?

Many small businesses—especially solopreneurs—don’t think of themselves as having a team. But they actually do. It might not be the same as a sports team, project team in a larger organization, or a presidential cabinet but you do have a team—at least you should. 

Even household’s has a team. The husband, wife and children are the primary members, but there are others. There’s a team of kitchen workers, garden workers and even your office team. They’re all part of the team, and they make our life and work easier and more effective. 

In your business, you most likely have people to call on for graphic arts and printing. You probably have an accountant and an attorney. Perhaps you even have an Advisory Board and or a Think Tank Team, which I highly recommend. Perhaps you have a virtual assistant and/or an IT person to help you with your computers, phones, printers and software. I hope you also have a personal coach. 

So you see, you really do have a team, even if you never really thought about it in that way. A team is there to support you and your organization in achieving your purpose. Your team allows you to accomplish far more than if you tried to do everything yourself. And a good team is a triple win—a win for you, for them and for those you serve. Trying to do it all on your own is a setup for frustration and likely failure. Doing it alone simply doesn’t allow you to grow very well at all. 

The first step is to identify your team—who are all the players who help get the job done. And then start thinking of them as your team—even if they’re not full time. Nurture them. Thank them. Let them know they are part of your team and that you appreciate their contribution. So who is on your team? 

By the way, who are those on the Presidential team to Keep Nigeria Alive. Undefined team has kept Nigeria circulating over a point with no progress, people with just self interest, I just hope President Goodluck can find a formidable team that has this nation at mind.  

Team means T ogether E veryone A chieves M ore!

Fakorode O Kayode

Prognosis of war

Killing in Nigeria is like drinking of water, I tend to think the more we drink water the more the crisis in Nigeria. For every month, their’s a new developmental killing. Not even of recent that the massacre of mubi killings, the uniport students lynch to death, all in a short period of time, who knows the next point of call. What do we do?

Justice must prevail, all this ill fated issues are linked to cultism but no one sees the trend as a failure of government and leadership paralysis. Everyday, we live in abject fear after being improvisioned with poverty and yet we’ll keep folding our hands, for how long?

The report by the American’s that by 2015, their’s a high tendency that Nigeria will go their separate ways, what I see in prediction by this mockery people is “WAR”. The resultant effect could be devastating, look at the African countries that had gone through that process, they can’t stand any longer. Have you taught about throwing the children into what happened in Liberia, where RUF rebels uses children to fight, can we bear the fact that women will be raped and molested, we should think straight, in fact, some of our parents are suffering from the little war we had till date by disenfranchising them from their families, businesses, education and lots more. The Yoruba tribe has indicated their pursue for peace as the only legacy of Pa Awolowo, the northerners has clearly shown what they wanted and the Igbo’s are always waiting for the slightest opportunity to take the Biafra flag up.

I love my brothers from all part of Nigeria but will separation sue for peace, I am from the school of taught which loves Nigeria being together, her colors and symbols but once we go our separate ways, then, our dreams are no longer united.

Justice must take it’s course, all the crime perpetrators must be brought to book, if not the Nigeria youths will take to the streets for revolution. Keep Nigeria Alive. 

 

Fakorode O Kayode

Could Prof Achebe be going Senile?

 

Nothing remains permanent in life,as change is the only constant thing,no little wonder this can be associated with the renowned Prof Chinua Achebe being Senile as described by a fourth republic senator. Senator Okurounmu. Achebe know’s too much about the Biafra war but certainly not to the real intent of Chief Obafemi Awolowo’s role as a commissioner. 

 
Awolowo was supplying the civilian’s behind war line with aids but it was being hijacked by the rebels of Ojukwu and thereby having more strength to fight the government,in which Awolowo was loyal to. As a strategist he took a step to cut the supplies but not with the intention of extinction of the Igbo people as claimed by Achebe but to stop the rebel forces.
 
Awolowo also took a step to change the currency so as to stop Ojukwu from purchasing more ammunition to continue the war,because the information got to Awolowo after Ojokwu robbed the central bank branches in Ph,Calabar and others in the south south region,also not with an intention for extinction of a tribe.
 
All Igbo people retain their properties,belongings in south west but if Awolowo was to be what Achebe called him to be then he wouldn’t return this things back to the owners,even up to their rents collected from their tenants, so as it is in the Act of War,that all weapons of war are equal,more so,Awolowo returned some certain amounts to the easterners on monthly basis close to a million pounds,so let’s imbibe in peace and let Awolowo rest in peace and let us the living concentrate more to the developmental issues facing Nigeria.
 
Could Achebe really be going Senile,prof should maintain his ovation at peak than a retrogressive ending… That wouldn’t be too good for future history and references.
 
Fakorode O Kayode