TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - A JOB OR YOUR CAREER?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 21, November 2014 11:10:24, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 150.
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Acquiring education and seeking for employment in an economy that is grossly undermanaged can present various challenges to employment seekers and career builders who reside and earn a living within such complex community structures.

Little wonder majority of graduates and employees today are totally unconcerned about building a career, all they need is a job.

I come across many young, talented and brilliant graduates as well as employees today who are looking for any kind of job purely for survival reasons.

They are looking for an employment, an occupation, something to do that will generate enough reward and revenue for them to meet needs and cater for their responsibilities.

The key word for many of them is survival. I need to survive, I have bills to pay, I have so many dependants what is hence important to me, is meeting all these obligations, so I don't mind working anywhere as long as they can pay me enough money to satisfy all these financial demands – goes the thinking.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - ENTER YOUR ZONE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 20, November 2014 10:20:28, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 701.
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In this part of the world, we are quick to equate material possessions with success. Once an individual drives a fancy car, wears designer clothes and has some money to spare we simply say such a one is successful.

This orientation unfortunately has tainted what real success means to many, worse hit the up and coming generation. All most of them pursue is the acquisition of material possessions for they believe by it respect, relevance, honour and favour is obtained in our society.

Everyone, both familiar and unfamiliar treats you nice and polite and would go the extra mile for you once the material symbols are in place.

It's less of your character, personality, achievements, sacrifice and contribution. If you have no material possessions to show for your years of labour and endeavour, the society terms you a failure.

This destructive orientation has hence, caused many bright and gifted individuals to derail from their place of maximum impact, values creation and passion.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THINK CLEARLY.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 19, November 2014 10:22:30, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 851.
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We live in a very complicated, dynamic and independent world. We have no absolute control over what has happened to us or could happen to us.

Many of us in time past had very exciting and beautiful plans about various aspects of our lives and future but were eventually met with disappointment as it did not go the way we planned it.

Many in time past have experienced disappointments from loved ones, friends and family and individuals that appeared to have integrity and the ability to help or support us, who at the last minute failed us.

Many of us had put our faith and hope in institutions; secular institutions like the government and spiritual institutions as well and at the end we're disappointed.

Life itself may have frustrated our expectations by for instance the sudden death of someone whom would have been very supportive in our quest and desires in life.

Every now and again we all experience disappointments, frustrations, opposition and failures in life, consequently, we no longer believe so much in our dreams and visions and desires. We no longer have so much faith in our expectations and have reclined in our disposition to life with a philosophy of what's gonna be is gonna be.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - REARRANGE YOUR PHILOSOPHIES.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 18, November 2014 13:26:40, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1031.
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As Africans, It’s really amazing the share number of theories, philosophies, beliefs and dogmas we have come to totally embrace, accept, apply and recommend.

From the beginning, the quality of a man’s mind has always being his most powerful weapon for success in life. You can never be better than your mind-set. You cannot out perform your mind-set. Your life today is the result or product of your thinking till date.

The difference between the successful and the failure, the poor and the rich, the president and the prisoner, the leader and the lagging, the performer and the indolent is purely a matter of the mind. It has very little to do with background, environment, talent or abilities. It is in the mind-set.

Everything you do today; good or bad, productive or destructive, progressive or regressive, commendable or despicable is preceded by a thought process.

Everyone thinks before acting. Either consciously or unconsciously a thought precedes an action

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - WHY CAREER FAIL.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 17, November 2014 10:08:52, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 834.
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Your career is a very important aspect of your life. Most of your time as a living being would be committed to starting, growing, building and prospering with career.

Who you are; your relevance in the society, your worth in person and material possessions are all the outcomes of the quality of your career.

Your career ought not to start the day you graduate from the university. In actual fact either deliberately or unconsciously, a man's career begins to find expression and definition from as young as his days in grade school; that is primary school.

The kind of subjects you like and find interesting may begin to paint a picture of what you'll find fulfilment doing later on in life.

Also the kind of exposure you had, interactions you enjoyed, entertainment you relished and associations you maintained during your growing years play significant roles in shaping your views, perceptions, norms and ethics in dealing with life issues.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THINKING WITHOUT THINKING.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 14, November 2014 10:17:01, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1505.
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A few weeks ago, I decided to take an evening stroll around the estate where I reside. It was around 8pm and I just wanted to take a long walk. I left the house, walked out of the gate and began to walk. As I walked along the street, I had my phone with me and I became very busy on my phone. I began to chat with friends, shared stuff on Facebook, tweeted some thoughts that came to mind; saw one or two funny videos on Facebook and shared, listened to some songs and was generally entertaining myself as I took the walk with my phone.

As I continued to walk, of course I avoided cars and other people on the road; I returned the salutation of some neighbors and the security guards in the estate, I kept walking, singing, smiling, laughing at some things I saw on my phone and kept chatting with friends on my blackberry.

Eventually I returned home, as I entered the living room my wife suddenly said to me the stroll took me a while and asked the direction toward where I strolled. I was shocked to realize I couldn't tell precisely where I went to and the streets I went through. I couldn't tell precisely who I saw, who I met; the cars that passed me.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - BEFORE YOU SET ANOTHER GOAL.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 13, November 2014 11:51:18, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 775.
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Over and over I’ve heard people emphasize goals as a major key to success and accomplishments in life.

I hear leaders, I hear teachers, I hear speakers and preachers talk about you setting goals for yourself in life. I’ve heard it said you must set your goals, write them down and be clear about when you want to achieve these goals.

As teachers and speakers we challenge you not to set small, little goals for yourself, we inspire you to set high and lofty goals for yourself because you have on your inside all it takes to achieve your goals in life. We tell you all things are possible, it’s just in you setting your goals, stating the objectives and working towards it.

I’ve heard this advocated very frequently and I’ve taught this as well, but personally, I’m more passionate about seeing results in my audience than exciting my audience. I really don’t bother much if my listeners are not all high and excited and happy every time I speak, my priority is to see them grow, and achieve their goals and dreams. I’m more driven by telling the truth than creating empty excitements.

 

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - ALL ABOUT HARD WORK.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 12, November 2014 11:21:35, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 952.
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Lately I've been thinking, and I've been trying to see how I can enjoy my life better. I began to look at my schedules, my programs, commitment and the very numerous tasks waiting for my attention daily and I worry if I'd ever have enough time and chance for the fun things I'd want to do at my age.

I considered the number of calls and mails, appointments, classes, and training schedules and wonder if 24 hours can ever be enough for me. I also look at the personal time I require to develop myself, train myself, practice and study and I began to realize with growth comes more responsibility and scarcity of time for fun and exciting ventures because of all the travels, all the meetings and the responsibility of running and managing several businesses effectively to deliver profit. Success I continue to admit is not actually a piece of cake; not a walk in the park.

The first thought that came to my mind is, Muyiwa, you just need to be more hard working, you need to work harder; just then I paused to think, and I began to really reconsider what hard work is within the context of my predicament. I don't think I'm a lazy person, I said to myself, so why is my first inclination in solving my pressure challenge working harder?

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - GROWING OR JUST OLDER?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 11, November 2014 10:26:08, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1194.
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This episode is particularly inspired by the English dictionary copulative definition of growth, which defines it as ‘to assume a condition or qualify over time’.

Being a typical African, I have seen in African movies and come across many people whom were told by spiritualists when they were much younger that they foresee a very bright and very prosperous future for them.

I mean let's face it, as very religious and spiritual people, many of us now and again visit our spiritual leaders for prayers and guidance into the future, regarding a challenge or for protection. These spiritual people hence could predict an outcome tied to certain terms and conditions.

Drawing from this practice, if for example a child at birth according to a true prophet's prediction is ordained or predestined to be a very successful world class surgeon, if on the account of this prediction or prophesy, this boy does nothing whatsoever to become a surgeon, it's very unlikely he would turn out as one despite the prediction or prophesy.

MY TEACHER,MY MENTOR,MY FATHER AND MY GREAT FRIEND.RIP.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 10, November 2014 13:39:04, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 878.
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TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THE BANE OF INDECISION.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 10, November 2014 10:23:32, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1163.
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One of the trickiest aspects of life and living is how fast we use up time and we don't even realize it. Every second, every minute, every hour, every day time is running out. Time never waits, it never waits.

Your time is continuously in use no matter what you do or don't do. You're getting older by the minute weather you're conscious of it or not.

Time is constantly on the go, it waits for no one. Infact your own time is not waiting for you. Does not keep up with you or wait for you. Your time has no respect for your feelings, emotions, circumstances or energy level. Moving or not, progressing or regressing, advancing or stagnating, awake or asleep, your clock is ticking, your calendar is changing, the dates are flipping, never to reoccur, absolutely irreversible.

Your time is your life.

Many of us today find it difficult to appreciate this reality hence we disrespect time, while away time and waste time despite the fact that there is so much we're yet to accomplish or deliver.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - SUPERIOR WAYS TO WEALTH.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 07, November 2014 09:50:34, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1760.
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Many of us are full of complaint and lamentations about our situations and circumstances. We are daily depressed, unhappy even very angry at our predicament yet we do not have realistic plans in place on how to get out or escape our quagmire.

Some of us have refused to deliberately map out an escape strategy; we don’t plan because with plans comes activities and work and many of us don’t want to work out this escape or salvation.

We hate to labor into our rest. In life, rest is usually preceded by labour but for many, we don’t want the labour for the kind of rest we want. We prefer to choose how we want to labour and also chose the outcome of such labour.

For example the nature and type of labour that will earn you a million naira a month is different from the type that will earn you one fifty thousand a month.

Many are at the labour of one fifty thousand a month yet, want to earn a million naira a month. So sorry, life is not like that.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THE NEXT CHAPTER.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 06, November 2014 10:14:49, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1155.
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As mankind its natural for us to gravitate and be attracted towards anything that is valuable; if anything has worth, is needed and important, we naturally would be drawn to it and would want to enjoy whatever benefit it carries.

Everything great, everything valuable, everything of worth in this life would draw attention: treasure, riches, good food, potable water, crystals, gold, royalty, a good neighborhood, a beautiful house, nice cars, a beautiful woman, a successful man, a lucrative job, a good business, a good position or office, an exotic vacation spot, money, anything that offers good value and great pleasure is attractive to mankind.

Now let's zero in on this; anyone of great worth, anybody that is somebody, any human being that has got any form of value or is important for anything or will attract many people, and when you attract many people you will attract all kinds of people.You see, it's common that you would always be the last to appreciate your true worth if you're really worth something.

 

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - CHOICE, CHANCE & CHANGE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 05, November 2014 12:50:50, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1216.
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Life is neutral and can be quite difficult if you do not have an understanding of how it works. Life does not always deliver your expectations and anticipations. Life plays out as it pleases, life is something you cannot control or contain.

Champions in life are not those whom have successfully been able to manage life, they are people who have learnt to successfully manage their own lifestyles within the dynamics and intrigues life tend to present to them every now and again.

Tomorrow is uncertain and unpredictable, we all hope and anticipate tomorrow brings us good fortunes. However many times we just cope with what comes and on occasions when we get precisely what we want, we are so happy and joyous but many times we just cope with what comes.

If you are strongly convinced there is more to your life than your current experience, if you think you're better than what you're exhibiting right now, if you believe in a life where your dreams can actually come true, then this morning I'm glad to let you know you have all it takes to see and experience all you want in life.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - IT’S REALLY ABOUT WHO?.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 04, November 2014 12:14:38, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1163.
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I believe all mankind was made and fashioned with the tendency to be loving, kind and considerate. It's not innate for us to be mean, insensitive, destructive and harmful to one another. We are communal in nature, that's why despite all these years of man on man destruction, evil and crime, the disintegration of communities, states and nations is something we all fight against. Staying together and working out our differences is what we are all committed to.

The need to sustain an organized society, living together, supporting one another, protecting one another and cooperating to advance our world and living standards is what the majority subscribes to.

We love family; parents, siblings and relatives by blood mean so much to us. We hate loneliness and rejection, we can sacrifice anything just to be accepted and loved and embraced by our society; that is why exile and isolation in incarceration is a severe kind of punishment for offenders and non-conformers.

It is against our nature not to relate with people freely. In fact constitutions have ingrained in it the freedom to associate. It is that important it is even backed up by law.

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