TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - CONDITIONAL COMMITMENT.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 30, September 2014 16:01:16, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 387.
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Every now and again I come across individuals, some in my mentoring class who complain to me about their employment and work conditions.

Some have been working in some organizations for more than five years without a raise or a promotion yet they claim they work very hard. Others claim they work with certain organizations and for several months; some as long as six months are owed salaries yet the business owner or director keeps spending lavishly buying cars and travelling across the globe; its obvious cash is rolling in yet salaries are not being paid.

Some complain about the dwindling fortunes of their organizations. Such organizations have leaders that are inept and out of touch. These are leaders who once upon a time were very smart and relevant but with time have lost bearing, relevance, ability and creativity. They ignored innovation and the trending business dynamics hence, their thinking, methods and strategies are archaic and now faulty. 

They are fixated in their ways, not open to new ways of doing things better ideas and even new strategies. They still believe success is only about hard work, trickery and deceit. 

GO FOR IT!.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 29, September 2014 11:19:05, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 229.
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TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - PANIC ATTACKS.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 29, September 2014 11:09:11, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 619.
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We look over the year and suddenly it's dawning on us that the last quarter of the year is already here. In another three months or there about we would be celebrating another new year. For some it could be an exciting feeling but I believe for the majority it may not be the case.
I begin to imagine this is usually the time many of us without verbalizing these thoughts begin to assess the year and ask questions about how the year has been so far.
We begin to remember the good, the bad and the ugly. Many begin to cast minds back to the start of the year and can't help but wonder where all the fire, the passion, the zeal and determination to make the year different went to.
Some would look over the months till now and realize it's just been another several months of routine; nothing special, nothing really new, nothing spectacular; a year as usual. Everything they've seen and experienced so far in the year are natural expectations; nothing out of this world.

Yes, another birthday celebrated, meaning what, food, clothes, shelter, regular bills paid, wake up go to the office, work through the weeks, get paid, settle bills and the routine goes on and on.

DO IT YOURSELF!.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 26, September 2014 13:26:59, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 389.
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TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - POSITIVE IMPRESSION.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 26, September 2014 11:04:02, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 676.
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This world is quite colourful, beautiful, exciting, and boisterous with new things changing and new trends being unveiled every day.

Personally I'm a student of life, I want to know what's happening and know what's trending everywhere. In every sector and area of life, i want to know - politics, economy, social, cultural, tradition, entertainment, fashion, travel, architecture, food, cyber world i just want to know what's up, hence, i give a lot of my time to reading and learning.

A couple of weeks ago I was watching Fashion TV and Style Network just to keep abreast of the new trends in fashion; the fabrics, the patterns, the styles and new cuts, new hairstyles, handbags and accessories. Trending fabrics, chiffon, Velvet, animal print patterns, midi dresses, neckpieces and the likes, New styles and designs of wedges, pumps, peep-toes and flats in shoes; all interesting very alluring, powerful, impactful and sexy. I love fashion, that's the truth secretly; I'm a self-appointed fashion police.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 25, September 2014 10:48:52, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 948.
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Some weeks ago i was invited by one of my neighbours to his house, he needed my attention urgently, a retired naval officer in his mid-sixties rich, successful, charismatic and very outgoing. We all love him in the neighbourhood as he's quite generous, respectful and helpful. He is a personal friend so i visit him often and we're quite close. His entire family are known to me and I'm quite very familiar with his children. In fact I've taken them as my younger siblings so they share so much with me even things I'm sure they'll never discuss with their parents.

When I got to his house that evening, everywhere was quiet, the maid told me everyone was in the living room upstairs so i went up. Chief was sitting down on his favourite sofa, downcast and unhappy, he looked very distressed. Mummy as i call her, his wife too didn't look any better, she just arrived from Durban early that morning and she looked pretty tired, she kept pacing up and down still and wouldn't sit for a moment. I became worried, ‘what is it’ I asked? Chief shook my hands as we exchanged pleasantries and asked me to sit down.

WHY ARE YOU ASKING?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, September 2014 12:35:10, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 369.
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TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - DON'T BE LATE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, September 2014 10:34:22, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 790.
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Life is actually a race against time. It is a contest for you, by you, against time with stakes as success, riches, accomplishments and fulfilment.

For all of us, we get distracted once in a while by other racers, mistaking them as fellow contestants. We think we're in competition against others hence, we keep running and chasing and hustling using other racers as our benchmark for success, instead of our personal dreams, goals, ambitions and visions.

I'll always say to people in seminars and trainings to think back 10 years, 20 years and even further, where are all the people we had in our lives as friends, class mates colleagues and in general competitors? 99% of them are no longer in our lives. Class mates in primary school, secondary school and even the Universities are mostly history now, we're probably not in touch with over 90% of them. In fact 5 years after exiting the community that kept you together, you're in a different world. Your preferences, thinking, ideologies and belief systems would have changed.

LAST NIGHT ON THE ULTIMATE STATE OF MIND - NOW THAT YOU ARE MARRIED.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 24, September 2014 08:44:55, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 740.
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As mankind we can be selfish either directly or indirectly. When the matter concerns us directly we find it easier to put our interest first; we would always consider ourselves before thinking of others. It really doesn't bother us who really should have the benefit, who deserves or who needs it the most, all we think about is ourselves and how that additional benefit can make us feel good and improved in our condition.

Many times we become indirectly selfish when we know a situation is not appropriate and faulty but keep mute in as much as we're benefiting from the bad situation.

We seldom speak out, criticize or condemn a negative condition we're benefiting from. In my opinion, that probably is the reason why many inappropriate terms and conditions persist all over the world because as mankind we don't speak if it benefits us or does no harm to us whatsoever.

Being a man of honor and responsibility is to do what is right, support what is right and advocate for what is appropriate always without a consideration for personal gain and profiting.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - APPOSITE AMBITION.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 23, September 2014 13:57:12, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 679.
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Though we are all human, we differ and are unique in our ways. I believe our individual capacities, abilities and character is a function of exposure, upbringing and experience.

Depending on the circumstances of our birth, our environment and how we were raised, our strengths, energies, abilities, tenacity, endurance, perseverance, intelligence and speed of delivery vary.

For example a 6 or 7 year old boy who as a result of his family values and social status is exposed to hawking products in traffic in a city like Lagos has a higher tendency of being streetwise, more aggressive and accountable than another child, same age not exposed to such.

An orphan who makes up his mind to train himself through school; working during the holidays and in between semesters will be different in his ability and approach to managing himself, his life, finances and program from another not exposed to such an experience.

WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 22, September 2014 12:04:16, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 485.
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TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - EMBRACE YOUR ZONE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 22, September 2014 10:30:37, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 797.
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By nature once our consciousness, intelligence and ability kick in at the age of 3 to 4 or even 5, we begin to dream as normal human beings. We see life from the perspective of progression and continuous improvement. We see levels, steps and strata and we begin our journeys with the hope and anticipation of a very exciting, rewarding and fulfilling future.

Check out a child of such an age whose older siblings are already in school, you'll realise every weekday when the older siblings are all dressed up in their school uniforms and ready to go, this child may begin to cry because he wants to get dressed up and follow his siblings. By the time he is of age and ready for school, it's all excitement for him as he tries on his school uniforms and he opens his lunch box and books and all. He's excited and happy to join his siblings in going to school. Please I'm referring to a child who started school at the right time with the intelligence and awareness of what it means, not babies thrown into school at 6 months or there about for the convenience and in the career interest of the parents.

WHAT IS YOUR WORTH?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 19, September 2014 13:22:52, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 533.
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TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - DON'T LEAVE IT TO CHANCE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 19, September 2014 11:59:23, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 945.
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In life, what you desire and what you deserve are different.

The more you see the more you want is the temperament of life. As you grow, interact, gain experience and exposure, your wants, desires, preferences and ambition appreciates in value, quality and texture.

The quality and type of food you want to eat, the quality and type of clothes you'd like to wear, the jewelry you'd like to have and adorn, cars you'd want to have and drive, where you want to live, the design of your apartment and location as well. Your preferred vacation destinations and flight bouquet. You'll like a cruise, like to see lovely shows, visit lovely places and all.

The sophistication of your family, education of your children and general wellbeing becomes critical. Generally you'll want a good life, the best you can dream of, the best you can get.

But all these don't come by just desiring them; to have them you must deserve them. To deserve them you must earn them, to earn them you must truly deploy yourself.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - WHAT ABOUT YOU?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 18, September 2014 10:23:09, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 865.
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Long ago back in the days when i was still in school, i learnt a very big lesson on perception and reality.

I was a very playful down to earth kind of person, no airs, no pretense, realistic and vocal. I didn't really bother much what people thought of me. I just wanted to do my stuff enjoy myself and be cool like that.

I had friends, gosh i did have friends and i was always in and about everything, politics, shows, events, various campus activities and all that. I wasn't particular about how people saw me or rated me or interpreted my personality – if i was ok with it, then its fine.

I loved to study and my grades meant so much to me not to impress or compete with anyone, i just loved my course and enjoyed being totally involved with it. This academic passion and performance made me popular and friendly with many of my lecturers and in fact i became very good friends with quite a number of them and we had relationships outside academic matters.

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