Happy New Year!!!!

Happy New Year!!!!


Yes!  The much-anticipated New Year has finally arrived!  #2018 has finally loaded with all sorts of resolutions.  Well I respected myself this year and made not 1 personal resolution!  Just gave myself some business goals, some of which I have no option but to complete before students resume.

And speaking of resumption, here are the dates:

Current Students:

Weekday – 8 January, 2018
Weekend – 13 January, 2018.

New Students:

Weekday – 15 January, 2018
Weekend – 20 January, 2018

Here’s wishing you the very best 2018 has to offer!  May it be fruitful and multiply beyond which you ever imagined!

Have a fantastic year ahead!

Cheers!

Why a New Year is always a big deal + Happy New Year!!!!!  Welcome to 2017!

Why a New Year is always a big deal + Happy New Year!!!!! Welcome to 2017!

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YES!!!!!  We made it!!!  Happy New Year People!!!!!!  The much anticipated New Year is finally here!!! 😀  2016 was hectic!  3 sisters got married, my mum and dad both hit milestone ages and of course you know what that means and my sister had a baby!  Add that to the many trips we had to make + it was a pretty exhausting year! I was one of those looking forward to a new one so I could start kick off my new projects.

Oh… I had amazing fun at the crossover service last night.  Ron Kenoly was in the house!!!!!!!!  Yaye!!!  AND he came specially for me because he played MY FAVOURITE songs of all time, I was mighty pleased!  I danced so hard my husband had to remind me I was not in a club!  Those dance moves I did not know I even had just came out of me!  Yah I had a great time!

And the minute the countdown ended and everyone yelled Happy New Year, the first thing that came to my mind was “Wow!  I will be a year older in a few Sundays from now” (yeah… my birthday always falls on the same day as the previous Christmas and New Year’s Day) and that thought hit me with mixed feelings.  And suddenly it clicked!  Now I know why a new year is always a big deal!

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Let’s focus on birthdays for a minute.  Some people claim birthdays are no big deal.  Fine if it works for you but for me that is so WRONG! It is a HUGE deal!  Think about it for a second:

–  you cannot apply for some jobs if you are over a certain age limit.  Then in KPMG, you could not get into an entry-level role if you were over 28;

– you are exempted from NYSC if you are over a certain age;

–  you are only considered an adult after a certain age – meaning you cannot take certain decisions in your life legally without your parents’ or guardians’ signatures and if they are not happy with you, then you are in trouble;

– I couldn’t apply for some grants because I was over the accepted age limit;

– then there’s the legal retirement age when our aged parents are forced to quit working even if they don’t want to; 

–  marriages and anniversaries (which are sort of birth-days as well are counted in years);

–  you cannot get into some schools until you are a certain age, for example, my sister had her baby on August 31st.  Cutest baby ever!  BUT if Eve had been born a day later, she would have had to wait a whole year before starting school due to her age – meaning my sister would have had to pay for an extra year of day care just because of a day! 

So YES birthdays are a big deal – and you can only grow a year older in the New Year!  SO we need to really rejoice that we all made it!  

Besides…  most people have certain life targets and milestones.  Some want to build and live in their own houses by 40, ladies want to get married at 28, others must have a Masters Degree by 30, etc.  

So when the New Year hits, it clicks that “oh my goodness, another year just went past and I am one year closer to my milestone age but far from reaching my target” and I guess that’s what the whole New Year panic is all about!  

My issue, however, is when people leave everything till January 1st.  For me, if you have a target to reach at 40, you must start working towards it NOW!  Not in the New Year.  

Ok so say for example you turn 40 in May and you plan to build a house at 40.  Will you start saving to build that house on January 1st?!  Won’t you have started making plans wayyyy before then?!  This really is how we should view every target we set for ourselves.  

As I said in my last post, 5 tips to prepare for and live your dreams in 2017 , never wait until the New Year!  Start working towards it now!  Start speaking words into your dreams from today and make it work for you!

I know what my goals are for 2017!  What are yours?!  Write them down and let’s check them out again this time next year!

This is My Year of Praise and Thanksgiving and it will be yours as well.  

My prayer for us all is that we cage each one of our milestones even before our target dates.  May God point us towards the exact steps to take to achieving our goals even when we cannot understand the direction He is leading us (after all, His thoughts and ways are not ours and He always knows best) and may we have cause to smile and have reasons to praise God for His never-ending Blessings this time next year, in Jesus’s Name I pray! AMEN!
Have a fantastic and very successful 2017!  

Cheers!
Happy New Year!!!!!  Welcome to 2015: Our Year of Growth!

Happy New Year!!!!! Welcome to 2015: Our Year of Growth!

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Yes we made it to 2015!!!!!!  Thank the Lord for His Mercies!!!!!  AND I had a great cross-over service (thank you for asking :-D)!  

Yes I know to some it might be just another day (though I seriously doubt that) – but talk to those who have lost loved ones in the past year and you will know that the start of a New Year is not like any other day!  It marks a fresh start for a lot of us, a way to make new goals and reach for new heights!

I have a lot of things planned this year and this picture is so apt in describing what I am calling 2015: 

“My Year of Growth!”

Often times, we start a new year with all these fantastic phrases defining what the year would be like but I decided to keep it simple this year and call it my year of growth!  It used to be “my year of immeasurable growth” but I took out the immeasurable because goals need to be defined and for them to be defined, they must be stated in measurable terms!


I am working on redefining myself and my business and moving to a new phase.  And I am sure many of us are as well and a friend on Facebook posted a link which told me what exactly I needed to do to make this work!


It an article by James Altucher titled “How I Learned To Be The Most Selfish Person Alive (Or… What I Learned From Podcasting This Past Year)” and I tell you it is really worth the read!
The extract which really hit home for me was:
“C) Focus is not important, but Push is (reinvention).


Very few people have just one career. And for every career, it’s never straight up.


When you have focus, it’s like saying “I’m just going to learn about only one thing forever.” But “the push” is the ability to get up every day, open up the shades, and push through all the things that make you want to go back to sleep.


Even if it means changing careers ten times. Or changing your life completely. Just pushing forward to create a little more life inside yourself.


Compound life is much more powerful than compound interest.”
The key part of this extract is the portion I underlined – and that is going up into my list of notable quotes as well on the left side of the page.  
I found myself literally “going back to bed” many times last year – and worse, making excuses for it!  I found myself in a pretty “stagnant” place which I was not happy with at all and I just could not muster enough energy to get myself out of that space.  I made up my mind I would definitely change this – and started late last year – in December!  Why last year?  Because I knew moving it to 2015 was yet again the beginning of procrastination so I needed to start working towards it.
My major prayer towards the end of last year after a sermon at church was asking God to “Grant me His Peace so I can labour into His Rest”!

And that is my prayer for you in 2015 as well!  It is not about struggling and feeling unfulfilled.  It is about engaging in labour that will make you find peace within yourself so that your struggle does not seem like work!  In any space you find yourself be it at work, at home or any new endeavour you plan to embark on this new year and beyond, if it gives you a headache or a high BP, then it is probably not worth it!

I learnt something yesterday at the Crossover Service.  The pastor (Pastor Poju) said it is not about setting many goals for yourself.  It is about setting ONE central goal which when achieved spirals into every other goal you made for yourself.    And this is soon true!  We often make a list of 15 goals and get very discouraged when we fail at one.  So like I said earlier, my goal this year is to find God’s peace and this transcends everything else!

My prayer is that you also find that ONE GOAL, that will have a domino effect on every other goal you have set for yourself once it is achieved.  Remember…

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I wish you a very successful year ahead and lots of God’s blessings and most importantly God’s peace in 2015 and beyond!

NOW I’m off for some New Year grubs! 😀  Enjoy your day as well!

Cheers!
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