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You Are An Original; Start Acting Like One

“Always be yourself, because not much left in this world is unique, but you are” – Shannon Harris Has it ever occurred to you just how special you are? You are an original, there is literally no one exactly like you out there, you were specially and wonderfully created with gifts that are unique to you and that is your power. You are not an imitation or a fake. You are the real version of…

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Your Purpose Is To Live A Life That Matters

At the end of life, what really matters is not what we bought but what we built; not what we got but what we shared; not competence but our character; and not our success but our significance. Live a life that matters.  — Unknown For the past few weeks I’ve been adulting. I’ve been doing grown up things that I never quite fantasized about growing up; renewing rents, firing incompetent staff, hiring better ones, running a…

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You’re Alive. Do Something With Your Life

“The day you die will start off like any other ordinary day” – Maki If you’re reading this, congratulations you’re alive! No matter what the quality of your life is right now, you’re still capable of doing and being better. Isn’t that just a huge consolation? Have you ever taken a minute to think about your impact in your space while you’re in existence or is it one of those serious things you push to…

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THE NALÈ GIRL & THE LEX ASH

I recently teamed up with my friend and talented photographer The Lex Ash to shoot some looks for the fashion store http://www.nalefashionhouse.com.ng For the looks, I was inspired by bright colors, stripes and the yin yang. My aim was to capture Who The NALÈ Girl is. She’s a bold dreamer that is not afraid of outfits that make her stand out, she is fierce in the pursuit of who she wants to be. Her style is…

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HONOR YOUR EVOLUTION

Be patient with your growth cycle, everything happens in seasons. Honor your evolution – Alex Elle I came across an Instagram post by one of my favorite writers Alex Elle and it inspired this post. Lately I’ve been feeling overwhelmed by life, life’s responsibilities and growth. On one hand, I’ve been feeling like I’m not ready for the little success’s that have been coming my way and on the other hand I’ve been feeling the…

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My Favorite Quotes on Failure and Comebacks

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Don’t waste energy trying to cover up failure. Learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It’s ok to fail. If you’re not failing, you’re not growing.” – H. Stanley Judd People look at failure as something shameful that is so bad but I’ve come to learn that the sooner you fail at something, the faster you can re-strategise and try again. We need to stop looking…

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Why Be An Imitation When You Can Be An Original?

Imitation is a Limitation – NALÈ Over and over again, I’ve seen people that have role models that they proceed to emulate in looks, attempted lifestyle and behaviour until they create a satisfactory replica and this is something I’ve never quite understood. To want to be someone else is an insult to the awesome person that you are. You don’t need to look or sound like someone else to be considered cool. Work on being…

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To The Depressed and Those That Love Them

I’m currently listening to ‘One More Light’ by Linkin Park and it’s so very sad to me to have heard of the death of Chester Charles Bennington. Death will always be sad but suicide cuts deep. Suicide is not a suit, one does not look at a person and see them engulfed in the dark broody clouds that they reside under. Sometimes depression sets up residence in the successful family man, the little teenage girl…

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I Hope You Have A Good Weekend

It’s a rainy Saturday evening and I’ve spent the day taking care of self by eating, watching tv and turning off my worry button. It’s important to be able to control the switches we have in life even with the knowledge that life won’t pause for our self love. We all need this every once in a while. What have you spent your day doing? This past week was emotional for me, a few of…

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Everything in Life Has An Opportunity Cost

“The opportunity cost of an unlived dream is not only that dream, but also the dreams the dream was meant to inspire.” – Ryan Lilly In the past month, I’ve started to weigh the opportunity cost of doing something and this is how I decide what to give my time and attention. Simply put, Opportunity cost is the loss of other alternatives when one option is chosen. It is a benefit that a person could…

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