Your challenges are your testing ground | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Like every other phase you have been through in the past, this new phase is not going to be without challenges. Every year will come with its own challenges. When you see an opportunity, it will have challenges hidden somewhere in it. In all of these, the most important thing …

Don’t generalise your confessions | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Making great and positive confessions are very important. It is necessary for you to make confessions because your mouth can drive you to your destination in life. Your mouth can also drive you to unwanted places. However, it is not enough to just make confessions. You must make specific confessions. …

A thought-funnel is a life style | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

A thought-funnel is a consistent pattern of thinking for an individual, groups, organisations or even nations that identifies similar and familiar thoughts, accepts them and rejects or reacts aggressively when unwanted, strange or new thoughts come along. – Fola Daniel Adelesi, 2016. I would like to break down this definition …

You are more important than your mistake | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

While it is an easy thing to define people by the mistakes that they have made in life, we must come to terms with the fact people are more important than the mistakes they have made. You also may have made some serious mistakes in life. You should realize that …

Don’t say ‘is this going to work?’ | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Sometimes when we have repeatedly experienced setbacks in life, we start asking the wrong questions and may develop the wrong approach or attitude towards many things in life. One of those attitudes that setbacks in life can easily plant into anyone is for you to start questioning your ability to …

It’s time to go forward | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Back at Horeb, God, our God, spoke to us: “You’ve stayed long enough at this mountain. On your way now. Get moving… Deut. 1:6-7 (MSG). When you read the verses preceding verses 6 and 7 of Deuteronomy 1, you will understand that the children of Israel had been on a …

You don’t need plenty of ideas to succeed | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Some people are living with the myth that they need to work on all the ideas that they have in order for them to succeed. In my few years of doing business, working with other people and reading the stories of a few others, I can tell emphatically that all …

New Year does not start on the 1st of January | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Well, that may sound very funny to some and a few others may be a little curious and wonder when the New Year starts. You and I can’t argue the fact that the New Year, on calendar, will start on the first day of January, but for productive people, it …

Getting ready for a New Year | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Over the years people have talked about having a New Year resolution. They have also found that just a few days into the year, the resolutions have been abandoned. They, the people who created the resolutions, no longer have the energy to pursue the resolutions anymore. Should we abandon the …

You need common sense more than capital | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

I have met many aspiring entrepreneurs and they all keep talking about the need to get capital so that their businesses can take off fully. While it is true that they need capital, I think they need common sense much more than they need capital. Examples abound, and very practical …

What happens when you give excuses for corrections | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

If you listen carefully to people after being corrected regarding a mistake, you will realize that it’s very easy for people to DEFEND what they have done. Sometimes before you finish correcting them, they already have an excuse to put. The problem is not the excuse but what that attitude …

Try to bring others down to their level – Habits of unsuccessful people 3 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

One thing that successful people do excellently well is to try as much as possible to help as many people as possible to get to where they want to be in life. They will go the extra mile to ensure that people around them are comfortable and are making a …

Talk more than they listen – Habits of unsuccessful people 2 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Sequel to the first habit which is about acting like they know it all, you will discover that people who talk more than they listen will find it difficult to go far in life. Why is that? One of the reasons is because those who have information to help you …

They think they know it all – Habits of unsuccessful people 1 | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Have you ever met people who think they know everything? It can be very amusing to watch them mess themselves up and at the same time it can be very annoying. When someone thinks that he or she knows it all then he or she has already imbibed one habit …

Power is not ceded, power is taken | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

Mixed reactions have been trailing the appointments or ministerial nominees of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari, since the President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, read the names out on the floor of the upper chamber. Chief among the reactions, as far as I …

Multipotentialite: My final answer to the advocates of ‘doing one thing only’ | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

For several years I have thought about how to answer this question from people who think that all human beings should do one thing only. They are the advocates of the power of focus and focus, to them, means that you should face only one thing and keep working at …

Your flight is determined by your intake | © Fola Daniel Adelesi

There is a popular saying among the Yoruba speaking Nigerians which is literally translated as ‘whatever the bird eats is what aids the flight of the bird.’ If you are to give a literary interpretation to that, it will mean that your output in life is only determined by your …