Sunday, August 28, 2016

He did not draw me

I visited Silverbird Entertainment Centre Abuja sometime last year, I was so bored I could not wait for company. I go to the cinemas alone to cool off and have what I call “self-fun”. Well long story short, there was this guy who was supposed to be an artist by the restaurant just beside the ticket stand, he indeed has his marketing skills game going well for him because he convinced me to sit and get drawn.
At the end of the day when I took this sketch home, my mother said she did not have a daughter that looked like the person that  had been drawn. My brother said "this does not look like you sister Roti". My boss said "this is definitely not you"
What are your thoughts about this 'sketch' of me by the 'Artist'?

The underlying story is for you and I, it doesn't matter what the world draws of you. You are you, you are beautiful. You have your distinctive qualities. You don't need an artist to draw you because he won't draw you perfectly. All you need is you to draw out the beauty in you, the passion, the intellect, and the thousand and one things that dwell within you. The artist will only try to draw you, but you will have to draw the inner you and only you can see that. Your best drawing is going to be done by you. Only you can see what you really want to portray to the world. I pray God blesses and guides you as you begin to draw yourself the way you want to be seen, read and understood by the world.
You are your best artist remember that even if you forget anything else from this post.

Friday, August 26, 2016

15 rules for growth

These 15 rules of Growth are my collection of growth hacks from people, places and events. It has guided me at different stages of life's journey, I hope one, if not all guides you as you grow too.

1. Intentional : Growth is not by chance it's intentional.

2. Awareness: Who are you? Who do want to be? Discover yourself, you must be aware of yourself

3. Mirror: you must first see value in yourself.

4. Reflection: Learn to stop at a point and examine yourself if you are doing well.

5. Consistency: Motivation gets you going, consistency gets you growing.
"Whatever you have learnt to do, do it well"

6. Environment: Do you have a conducive atmosphere. If you don't create one, if you have make it better.

7. Design: Do you have a strategy and layout of what you want to achieve. Remember you have do what stands out.

8. Pain: The law of pain, no pain no gain. Great things start from small unpleasurable beginnings.

9. Habits: Your character determines the outcome of whatever you do.
You have to give up bad habits to grow up

10. Creativity: Are you creative? Create the unknown out of the known.

11. Mentor: Have a good and Godly role model you take cues and clues from. The law of modeling or mentoring

12. Expansion: the law of expansion. Growth always expand you.

13. Purpose: It has to come from within. What drives you?

14. Optimism: You have to be positive about the future. Think about the best outcomes always.

15. Target: What do you want to achieve? You should aim for a better future.

16. SuperPower: Where do you get your energy from? What is the source of your power? Every great person I know has always depended on a power greater than theirs.
I get mine from God Almighty. He is my All in All.

I want you to grow so great that you are remembered positively 300 years from today.


PS: I have been super busy this past week. That's why I am posting today and for that reason am sharing a second post that is personal. This is the link to read the personal story http://timmytaiwo.blogspot.com.ng/2016/08/he-did-not-draw-me.html

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Be proud of GOD

I mean, the world is so proud of itself and its ways, and doesn't stop at nothing in showing itself. Thus hiding nothing from no one.
I carry, and have to carry, the God badge wherever I go, no hiding or sneaking. God is Love, my Shield, my Helper, my Rock, my Refuge, my Shepard, my Comforter, my Stronghold, my Tower, the Mighty man in battle, never failing God. He is God in the morning, in the afternoon, in the evening, and even at night. He is Faithful. He is God, He introduced Himself as God from the beginning, and nothing can change that. He is my All in All. God is good and in all things I give Him thanks and Praise for only Him is worthy of my Praise and Worship. I thank God for my life, my work, my family and my friends.
I will be an ingrate if do not thank God for the gift of life, for provision, for health that wealth cannot buy. I have been low so I appreciate high. Did I forget to say? I have been on ground zero, so I know what it means to be a Hero. I have slept hungry, so I know the value of having dinner. I have been there and I owe it all to God for being here today.
I have fallen 99 times but I have also risen 99 times. I don't know how, but I know He did it, and I am grateful to God for lifting my hand always.
I have learnt to live my life acknowledging God as supreme and owing nothing to myself. I talk to Him, I pray to Him, I worship Him. He is my all in all. I do not take it for granted that I have a personal relationship with God.
Remember those who put everything in God’s hand will eventually see God’s hand in everything.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Unique

In Response to Chipos question on her vlog ‘What makes you different?’
A number of things make me different, from my determination, reaction to feedback, adding humour to life, to mention a few. These things certainly make me different. I am proud of my unique traits and abilities. The world does not have two of me. There is a unique aura I bring, that anyone who has ever met me will attest to.
I am daring and adventurous, not going with the norm. Different in style, simple yet unique. Sometimes I think I have Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) because of my preference; I saw some plates stacked up in the kitchen shelve and I rearranged them to be in a particular sequence, and that is me.
I know am original, I have my trademark and so should you. There is something about me that makes me stand out. I am grateful to God for my uniqueness.
You have your uniqueness, discover it and glorify God with it.
Watch the vlog that inspired todays post with this link: https://web.facebook.com/ChipoBiti/videos/10157346259320118/

Thank you and stay unique.  

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friendship

Oh what joy it is to have friends,
From different tribes we speak one language,
From different backgrounds we eat same food,
From different places we unite as one.

I love my friends and my friends love me,
Though we fight we do not split,
Though we are different we love each other,
Through it all we come out finer and stronger.

You are my friend and I am your friend.
You scold me when am wrong and I will do the same,
I cover my face in shame to rise in Glory when you correct me,
With you I have learnt no breaking out but making it out and making it work.



I never might have said it but I love everything about you,
I love Amarachi
I love Muslee.
I love Oke,
I love Adaora,
I love Augustina,
I love Wale,
I love Yetunde,
I love Onyeka,
I love Ijeoma, 
I love Shola,
I love Uche,
I love Kemi,
I love Dolapo,
I love Chiamaka,
I love Ebun,
I love Kenechi,
I love Morenee,
I love Teslim,
I love Micheal,
I love you
I love all my friends

Friendship will be incomplete without you my darling friend, yes I mean you reading this.