TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THANK GOD ITS FRIDAY.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 22, May 2015 09:12:20, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 730.
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Obviously, many people love Fridays, they believe Fridays are great days as the last working day of the week. For them Friday is that cool, fun, exciting day, reserved for them to enjoy themselves and catch maximum fun. Little wonder everywhere you turn most Fridays you see excitement on faces and in places; people are less stuck up, employees dress down and there is this easy and calm approach to work and operations on Fridays.

Fridays are cool days, there is an air around, the atmosphere is kind of different, people are generally happier on Fridays.

Why are people happier on Fridays? Because it's the start of the weekend. What's the difference between weekends and weekdays? Offices don't open on weekends, people don't go to work.

On weekends, so many early birds who get up as early as 4am during the week can remain in bed till 7am or even as late as 10am on a Saturday. People sleep more and rest and relax on Saturdays. A Saturday is a day to laze around, watch TV, play and bond with the family, go visit friends and loved ones and generally have fun.

For party lovers, clubbers and night crawlers, Friday night is ‘the night!' Hence, Saturday is a good day to recover from the excitement and adventure of their Friday night life.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - DON'T BE POOR.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 21, May 2015 09:33:47, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 851.
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Many people today lacking in will and determination to succeed have negatively psyched themselves into believing desiring good things and a qualitative life is tantamount to lack of contentment and greed.

They have convinced themselves that poverty and lack are top line attributes of humility. Cheap things and low quality living are prime indicators of modesty and contentment and being poor and experiencing difficulty financially make them more spiritual and naturally increases God's love and mercy for them over the rich and prosperous.

Many financial strugglers believe they are better in character and morals than the rich and there is an awkward air of spiritual superiority they carry over the rich and the blessed.

Hence they are quick to pray extensive and deep prayers for the rich anytime they need a helping hand. In fact many poor relatives of the rich believe God is blessing the rich amongst them primarily because of them and when at times the rich can't do all they want for them, they take offence.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THE PLACE OF COURAGE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 20, May 2015 09:36:08, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1068.
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The lacuna between many intelligent and hardworking folks and their very powerful dreams is lack of courage.

I mean, let's look at it, daily I speak and interact with many people, and I believe you do too, who are extremely brilliant, intelligent, creative and hardworking. These guys are so loaded with knowledge and information, they have answers, they have experience, they know case studies of many people; living and dead, who rose from nothing and became extremely great and powerful and successful.

These guys I'm talking about are very exposed, many of them work for top notch organisations, occupy very important positions in their organisations, they are high fliers and they perform brilliantly on the job, they are highly respected within their organisations and have become corporate celebrities in their respective industries.

However, many of them secretly, as they sometimes share with me, are not really that happy, they miss something really important to any human being, freedom.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - A WORLD OF YOUR LIFE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 19, May 2015 09:44:12, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1077.
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The quest of all men daily is joy, peace and comfort. We all wake up daily seeking what we believe would guarantee our happiness, our peace and our comfort in life.

We want good clothes, we want good food; we want good homes, great relationships, security of our lives, our loved ones and our properties. We want to be socially secured, relevant not relegated, subjugated or made to fell less important to others.

We are all searching for ways to make our lives worth living; getting all we want and having all we need, we want a great life so we work very hard, think very hard and study so hard for daily answers.

The reason why this is our way as mankind is because the system of this world itself does not by nature support survival and success for mankind. The natural state of life is dangerous, destructive, depriving and devastating to mankind.

To make this clear let me explain it, if you give birth to a baby today and abandon the baby without care and attention, nature will kill the baby. If you don't feed the baby, nurse the baby and protect the baby, nature will kill the baby

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - RENEW YOUR PATTERN.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 18, May 2015 12:17:52, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1317.
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Mankind has been able to take charge of planet earth and the world in general to the extent to which mankind has been able to understand the world in behaviour, pattern, sequence and order.

Mankind over many centuries and till now keep studying the world, the climate, animals, geography and even human behaviours to correctly predict and prepare against eventualities and developments.

Mankind so far, to a degree, has demystified the air, conquered the sea; conquered the wild and even the invisible based on many years of hard work and study and the eventual understanding of the laws and principles governing these spheres; consequently managing and taming them.

Anything you do not understand or can't comprehend would keep being superior and intimidating to you until you demystify it

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - YOUR BUILDING MATERIAL.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 15, May 2015 09:26:04, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1283.
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Too many people have spoken to me and keep talking to me and others about this year. Many people are so afraid, petrified and discouraged on the account of the many challenging incidences and developments in our nation. The political scene, economic conditions, austerity measure, foreign exchange, global oil prices, terrorism, rumours of massive retrenchment, rising cost of goods and services, inflation and the likes. To many, this year as it appears could be quite stormy.

Our journeys through this year appears like sailing through a very stormy and precarious weather. With thunder, and lightening and heavy dark clouds and very strong winds threatening to rip apart our sails; push the many waters into our boats and capsize eventually. Very few people are extremely confident they would have a very good year, very few people, business establishments and institutions can chest beat to say the end of this year shall deliver very good tidings for them.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - YOUR HEART CONDITION.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 14, May 2015 08:54:54, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1274.
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Is this my life, is this all there is to me? you begin to think. You arrive at a point in your life when you're utterly confused and at your very end. You do not know what else to do or how else to work it, you don't even know where and how to turn, you're stuck in a place and situation too hard for you to crack, too tough to cope with and too overwhelming to comprehend.

You don't even know the next step to take. You're too tired, emotionally and psychologically to consider new options or initiatives. You have become devastated, discouraged and shattered to be able to even think again. The world now looks impossible, your life now appears out of your control, you feel all that's left is for you to just float and exist, you think all the principles and advise and ideas successful people share daily are just but a ruse, you're now almost sure this life is a tragedy, your hope is all gone, your faith is failing, no one appears genuine anymore; everything appears just like a maze or a puzzle you can never resolve. You are disappointed.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - FIXING PERCEPTIONS.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 13, May 2015 09:13:19, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 899.
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Have you ever found yourself in a position to defend yourself and convince people you're not guilty of an act, a behaviour or a tendency, yet they choose not to believe you?

Have you been so embarrassed by a false accusation coming from someone you trust and believe should know better? Have you ever been a victim of the frustration of a wrong conclusion on a matter you're totally innocent of and people just assume the reason you're not owning up is more out of shame and embarrassment than the truth?

It can be very painful when people you love, trust and believe should know you choose to conclude you're guilty of a matter you're completely innocent of and they speak in tongues like, ‘don't worry’, ‘it's not a big deal’, ‘anyone can fall victim’, ‘you're not the first and you won't be the last’, ‘just own up and tell us the truth’ and you're looking at them not even knowing what to say but of course feeling so pained that someone so close can believe you could do something he's never seen you do before.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - WHAT ARE YOU BURYING.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 12, May 2015 09:27:49, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1470.
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This journey through life is not a piece of cake. There are good times and bad times, we go through tough times and cool times, high times and low times. Life is unstable, unpredictable, challenging and dynamic.

What makes us happy today could bring us pain tomorrow. People that claim to love us today can turn around and stab us in the back tomorrow. A fantastic job or employment today can be extremely frustrating and exasperating tomorrow. A best friend today can be your worst enemy tomorrow. A nice time within the twinkle of an eye can become a nightmare. Sometimes we lose and sometimes we win. But as mankind we keep on keeping on; refusing to let our experiences and circumstances get in the way of our dreams, goals, ambitions and even responsibilities.

Our strengths are best tested not in good times but through the tough and challenging times. The seasons of rejection, deprivation, betrayal, loneliness, hurt, pain and even bereavement tests our strengths.

 

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - SHUT YOUR DOOR.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 11, May 2015 10:03:35, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1416.
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Success in life is not automatic. You don't stumble on success, you plan and work and follow through your plans before you can confidently say you're successful.

Now, as I'd always explain that success is not measured by riches or material possessions. Real success is about knowing your purpose, having a dream in line with the purpose, writing out a plan, developing strategies for accomplishment, implementing your strategy, achieving stated goals and fulfilling purpose – that is success.

Now if you do not know your purpose; if you're not clear about why you exist, if you don't have a clear understanding of your place in this world, if your life is about guesses, trial and error; following the masses, chasing after the next popular thing, I'm afraid you may never savour what real success is like. The real fulfilment that comes when you serve your reason for being may elude you, there would be this emptiness  which no money, fame, popularity and material possessions can fill, everyone may look at you and your accomplishment; envy you and term you successful but on your inside there would be this void, an emptiness, a dissatisfaction you will feel.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - UNFREEZE YOUR MIND.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 07, May 2015 09:58:09, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1397.
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The most powerful force on earth is the mind of mankind. Everything on earth is under the sway of mankind. The past was shaped based on the thinking of mankind, the present unfolds based on the thinking of mankind and the future is created based on the thinking of mankind.

Culture, tradition, politics,  governance, economy, business, discretion, beliefs, education, philosophy, imagination, creativity, invention, perception, persuasion and dreams have enhanced, developed, redesigned, reordered and even complicated our world and lifestyle as mankind.

Everything you see; the good, the bad, the awesome, the beautiful, the horrific, the appalling and the ugly all have their origin in the mind of mankind.

All visible things created by man, and invisible things utilised by mankind today came to be because somebody though about it.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - LEFT BEHIND.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 06, May 2015 08:46:39, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1551.
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Too many marriages that started on a very strong loving note after a while began to suffer challenges, problems and crisis; leaving both parties dejected, confused and somewhat tired of each other.

It is quite common a remark amongst many mothers today to their grown up children in moments of nagging or lamentation; you hear them begin to say, they decided to remain with their husbands because of their children, they decided to endure the problems and challenges and remain just to look after the children, if not they would have left.

I've heard this said very often by many women with grown, mature children and I wonder if they have a clue what their husbands also think of them and the marriage. I wonder if they try to imagine if their husbands too had reasons to remain with them in the marriage and why they didn't opt for another wife like some other men did, to escape or break the frustration of remaining married and committed to only them.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THE SNARE OF RESPONSE.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 05, May 2015 09:34:12, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1610.
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Mankind as intelligent, creative, beautiful and superior as we are; we remain the planets worst enemy and our own worst enemy. The self-centred nature of mankind often drive men to carryout destructive acts against the planet, against other men and even themselves.

We want something, we do not get it, then we become desperate, we hurt, hit, and hate others in other to satisfy the cravings for that which we want.

Even man's kind of love is somewhat selfish, we love because we want most times not because we want to add value or sacrifice. Many times when we begin to profess love to someone or about something, it's about what we want to get, benefit or enjoy. Its seldom about the person, it's always about us, that's why when we love and it's not returned or reciprocated, we become upset, jealous and sometimes go ahead to hurt that very person we claim we love, simply because we can't have what we want from that person.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - GREAT QUESTIONS!.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 04, May 2015 09:21:34, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 2090.
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Its been revealed that a much greater number of people are failing in so many areas of their lives than ever before particularly in Nigeria. Education, marital, career, family, financial and social failures are common place today. Ironically, there has never been anytime else in the history of mankind where there are so many opportunities to be extremely successful and wealthy.

There are no knowledge limitations and restrictions anymore, you can find out or learn anything from anywhere in the world just by going online or reading to apply a great book.

Then it is to me, a surprise why so many of us are still failing and much fewer; our mates, some younger than we are and some older are succeeding as though seamlessly. Many of us are then unhappy and we resent the successful ones, we're frustrated; jealous and speak ill of these very few successful people doing so well and succeeding at what many others are failing so woefully at.

TODAY ON FRANKLY SPEAKING - THE DARK PLACES.
By Muyiwa Afolabi, On 30, April 2015 09:09:51, in the Category Frankly Speaking.Total Views 1584.
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I say it always and I'll say it again, the number one desire of every human being is to be happy. Everything we do, everything we want is driven by the desire to be happy always.

We go to school basically because we believe education will offer an advantage or a leverage for a kind of lifestyle that will make us happy. We go into business believing we would attain certain success levels that will attract wealth and value into our lives, consequently making us happy.

We enter into certain friendships and relationships because we believe associating, relating or being in love with such a person will make us happy, we expect the other person to make us happy.

We want money to buy and own things as this makes us happy, we want to be rich because the confidence, respect and prestige wealth brings makes us happy, we build our own shelters and homes because it makes us happy, we buy exotic cars and replace them with the latest because this makes us happy as well. We get married and bear children because for the majority, having children of their own makes them happy.

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