Valuing teachers, improving their status | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Text delivered at the commemoration of World Teachers’ Day organized by Nigeria Union of Teachers, Kosofe Local Government Branch, Lagos State on 5th October 2016. I can’t be more privileged than I am right now. The set of people who gave me an invaluable asset in life have asked me …

Add value to your education through skills | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

The last few days for me have been very interesting because I have spent most of those days in the mechanic’s workshop. That’s not because it should be like that but because I have had a terrible experience with some automobile engineers and that has changed a few things. While …

Don’t blame those who don’t help your dreams│© Fola Daniel Adelesi

Having a dream is very important but beyond the dreams, achieving it is the real thing. I recently said to some people that the world does not honour noble intentions. It only respects results. Some years back I saw a video and I think it was titled ‘the greatest inventions …

Model for productivity | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Do you want to grow in life? Would you like to see your activities become really productive rather than just consuming time? Have you been going around trying to figure out what to do? I am sure you want to know what some other great people have done to make …

Empower that thought │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

Many of the people you call entrepreneurs or great men in different fields today are the people who have empowered a thought at some point. There are millions of thoughts that strike us on daily basis but it is important for us to not only have a mind that can …

The size of your challenges │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

There’s something interesting you really need to know about the size of your challenges. I think that by the time you find out what it is, your perception to challenges will change. Every human being will face challenges in life at different times and for different purposes. The challenges are …

Deficit can be overturned | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Everyday, there are things happening around us to constantly remind us of the fact that the deficits we are looking at in our lives can be overturned. It is easy for us to focus on how much we have lost or what we are still losing rather than focusing on …

Signature of excellence │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

When I began to think about this topic a few names came to my mind because they simply have a signature of excellence. Whatever they do stands out and anything they touch can be distinguished from what other people have been doing. I also thought about one of my articles …

Why you need some validation │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

I remember hearing a story about a young lawyer who was really struggling because he was not getting good briefs that could foot his bills. This continued for a while and then he thought of a way out. He approached one of the famous and influential lawyers in town thinking …

The integrity of your words │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

Our present world seems to be so used to just lying or speaking without thinking. I remember that as a student in high school, I had a teacher who would say to some students that their mouths were running faster than their brains. It was a mild way of saying …

Leveraging resources │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

One great habit of those who have ever succeeded or the people we refer to as business tycoons today is that they always understand the need to leverage resources. Simply put, it means to take advantage of what already exists for the things that you intend to achieve. Once you …

The small failures save the big ones │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

It is indeed true that failure can be very discouraging and if the continues consistently, the person who is failing at something becomes demoralized and may be too worn out to attempt another thing. When they eventually try to do something new, they are still overwhelmed by previous unpleasant experiences …

Passion plus skills │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

If you have ever seen a man of passion without skills then you have seen a man who is likely to be frustrated until someone intervenes to tell him the truth. There are so many passionate people but on a few of them have ever succeeded and those are the …

Don’t cut down on your vision │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

There was the story of a young lady who would always cut the fishes she bought in a particular way and when asked why she cut them, she would simply say that was how her mother cut them before frying. The person who asked the question was still curious and …

Revelation for the situation │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

When you are in some unpleasant situations of life, what changes the situation is not for you to change your location. If you change the location you will soon realize that the problem had nothing to do with the location. In that case, you should simply seek revelation for the …

Throwing away opportunities │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

When a man or woman is myopic, one of the things that happen to such people is that they end up throwing away opportunities. Many people are looking for opportunities today but are unconsciously loosing the ones they have because of the limitations in their minds. Are you looking for …

The discipline for productivity │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

If you are going to succeed throughout a year and at anything for that matter you will need more than a New Year resolution or whatever it is that you write at the beginning of the year. it will also take much more than just writing a goal on your …

Are you still with that Limited Liability Company? │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

I sometimes like to play with words so on one of those days while playing with words I realized that some people are living their entire lives with the kind of people you can refer to as Limited Liability Company. Take a look at the first two words that describe …

Living an accountable life │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

Absolute freedom is the greatest bondage that any man can ever get either forcefully or naturally. While asking for freedom I think so many people end up asking for too much of it and nearly forget that when we have too much freedom we also lose some other things. One …

Restrategize for productivity │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

To make this year a happy one for you there a number of this you must do apart from the plan which I expect you to have by now. One of those pivotal things is to always think about re-strategizing. There were probably some things you tried before now that …

Don’t limit this year │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

One of the things you are likely to see at the beginning of the year is a lot of people full of hope for the New Year. They expect things to change and present them with new opportunities. They may begin to see signs that those opportunities will come from …

Balance of goals brought forward │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

I really don’t like accounting but there are a few lessons to learn from it that we can apply to our lives either on daily basis or from time to time. One of them is the issue of balance brought forward. When you have some cash left in a business …

Add this to your New Year resolution │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

Every New Year witnesses the making or writing of a new resolution but half way into the first month of the year, January, most people have either forgotten completely about the resolution or are already tired of struggling to keep it. Many of those who even say they have a …

Don’t set out without a plan. │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

If this was one of the mistakes you have made in the previous year, you better not make that mistake again. Many people who are prepared for this year have already made their plans and by now they are already thinking about execution or some have already started. There are …

Raise your own standards │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

Often times I have heard that when you judge yourself then you will not be judged. While it does not mean that we should condemn ourselves, there are several things to pick out of that. It also does not restrict us to just judging what we are not doing right …

Place an expectation on 2014 │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

As the New Year approaches at top speed it is important for us to remind ourselves about the need to place expectations on the year 2014. It has been an annual routine to watch one year go by and then excitedly we wait for the New Year to come. We …

Common sense prediction: How Nigerians can make money in 2014 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Going by the kind of country that we live in and knowing the nature of our leaders, I can easily call this common sense because it is indeed common sense for those who are also watching what is happening in the country. The year 2015 is a year of general …

Box your fears and limitations │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

Since it is Boxing Day I just like to take advantage of the word, while recognizing the fact that this day has nothing to do with physical boxing or fighting, to ask you to box your fears and limitations. It’s really a good time to box everything that has been …

Today’s Christmas: Santa Claus versus Jesus Christ │© Fola Daniel Adelesi

The days are rolling by quickly and another Christmas is here again. Rather than just visiting all the malls in town and eating all that we can lay our hands on, which is not wrong, I think it is also time for us to reflect on the more important thing …