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Finding Purpose

«There are two great days in a person’s life – the day we are born and the day we discover why (Purpose) – William Barclay» From the quote above, it would be observed that for the first great day -the day we are born- we have a zero percent participation in the process (we did not need to do anything […]

What Is Your P?

The smell of the freshness of a new year can still be felt in the air but as each day rolls by, that trail is lost in the hustle and bustle of everyday. The bust of new energy that we exhibited at the turn of the new year (energy generated by excitement) which led many of us to making resolutions, having […]

Opening Shop

Welcome to 2015! It’s my official happy new year salutation to all the Yarners, it is because of every one of you that 2014 on aideyarn was a beautiful journey and also to everyone that visited the blog during that period, i’d like to say happy new year to you too, and we’re sincerely hoping that this year, you’ll go beyond […]

YARN 360 – START!

Hello people, I’m Aideyan Daniel, the Team Leader of AideYarn! With your kind permission, I would like to share this story with you. There was a guy who could put some words together and make them look good on paper…erm…atleast that’s what people said. Growing up he had scribbled stories on 20, 40, 60 leave notepads and then graduated to […]

I WOKE UP OLD (2)

I WOKE UP OLD Good-day Peeps, if you’re reading this piece from inspire world, this is to let you know that this concludes our ‘You’ series for the month of July, while if you’re reading this from off the record, it is to let you know that August is going be great on off the record, as we will be […]

I WOKE UP OLD

I Woke Up Old Dare paused, not sure if it was his name he had just heard. ‘Dare,’ the voice called out again. It was the unmistakeable voice of his grandpa. Dare frowned, scratching his head as he stopped in his tracks. What would this old man be possibly calling me for? he thought to himself as he turned back […]

7 LIFE LESSONS FROM WORLD CUP 2014

Humans Can Fly As the razzmatazz in Brazil in the FIFA world cup 2014, draws to a close this weekend with the final match between Germany and Argentina being played on Sunday, it is important that we glean the life lessons to be learnt from the competition as the curtain drops. The lessons listed below are some of the lessons […]

FOR SALE – YOU!

Would You Buy Yourself? You too are a brand. Whether you know it or not. Whether you like it or not – Marc Ecko Last week we talked about incorporating you and we did a little exercise by asking us to write down our names with the Inc. Tag in front of it. Some of us actually went ahead to […]

INCORPORATING 'YOU'

You Are The CEO All of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You – Tom Peters. Some years ago as an employee in the very first company I worked for, I […]

SCORE THAT GOAL V – SELF DISCIPLINE

Discipline The highly disciplined individual does not have to point a gun at anyone to take what he wants; people “sense” his power and cheerfully give him everything they’ve got. – Dan Kennedy We have come a long way since score that goal! debuted on Inspire World. We have grown from the intro Why You’re Not Hitting Your Goals and […]

SCORE THAT GOAL IV – FOCUS

focus Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus – alexander Graham Bell. Growing up, there were lots of stuffs we played and experimented with as kids, without knowing that we were actually handling Principles that control life. Take for instance, the case of getting a glass (mirror […]

SCORE THAT GOAL III – The Place Of Strategy

STRATEGY At the beginning of this year, I sat down with some group of young adults having been invited by one of my mentees to speak to the group. The most remarkable part of that meeting for me was during the Q&A session when a young man asked me, ‘what’s the difference between a goal and strategy?’. You know as […]

SCORE THAT GOAL II – The Power of Belief

Belief in oneself is one of the most useful bricks in building any successful venture. Lydia M. Child   ‘Do you know why I don’t set goals anymore?’ He asked me like he was about to give me the keys to a goldmine, his eyes flushed with some tint of arrogance.   ‘No I don’t,’ I replied in my usual […]

CREATING YOUR PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Personal Development Planning Johnny had heard so much about Fantasia, a land where all dreams come true. He was filled with hope and excitement and was rearing to begin his journey to the ‘promised land’ as he termed it. Johnny was driving himself even though he had never been to Fantasia before, and when Fred offered to lead him there […]

YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY

Personal Development Its still a happy New Year and I specially welcome you to a new session of Inspire World on AideYarn! Its just the eighteenth day of 2014 and I make bold to say that many of us have already woken up from the blues of our new year resolutions. We have returned to our old comfortable ways. Trying […]

7 Things You Should Know Before 2014

7 things you should know This is a personal exercise that I started in the recent past and one that has grown in me to become a tradition. Every year, I have developed the concept to become more detailed as I like to benchmark my activities with the years’ calendar, just like many of us. There are many things we […]

CONVERSATIONS WITH MYSELF

The Big Picture Is Complete I had prepared my piece for today and it was to round off Inspire World for the year. Of course other segments of Ai.de.Yarn! would continue as the community would be bubbling all through the yuletide, but Inspire World would be going on a 6 week hiatus to come back fully loaded for 2014. The […]

THE BIG PICTURE

Making the Monalisa The camera focused on the kids singularly as they performed their calisthenics, each of them were running up and down almost in a haphazard manner and then suddenly some of them crouched. I picked up the remote to change the channel but paused as I heard the roaring applause in the stadium. ‘What are they applauding,’ I […]

WHAT IS THE MEANING OF LIFE?

LIFE? Have you ever heard the ‘sweet’ cries of a 5 minute, 10 minute, 1 hour or even a day old baby? At this early stage, you know those cries can actually sound musical. Some parents actually dance and sing to it but check back by the sixth month… *Lips sealed* Looking at the baby, did you ever feel like, […]

WELCOME TO L.I.F.E

welcome to life Growing up I had always fantasized on how the romance part of my life would look like; getting married to the first love of my life and raising our beautiful kids together. This was the picture and it looked perfect. True to plan, I met a beautiful girl and after an intro of fun and excitement, the […]

#AideYarn Top 7

#AideYarn 7. @pearlicious360 – Find ur gift and follow its leading #AideYarn 6. @pearlicious360 – Make yourself visible where it matters #Aideyarn 5. @ManagersDiary – Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected #Aideyarn 4. @pearlicious360 – Everyone you are pursuing is worthy of pursuit because they are focused on their goals […]

L.I.F.E 101

      Frank had it all going for him, a good business and a great family. He just couldn’t have wished for anything better, his life was a fairy tale but like we all know, reality is usually different from Disney’s depiction of fairy tale. He got a huge supply order, the kind of order that changes your level, […]

TAKE ACTION! (2)

I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do – Leonardo da Vinci In an industry where looks were important enough to be considered as an asset, Sylvester was definitely starting on a deficit as the deformity he had gotten right from birth counted against […]

#AideYarn Top 7

#AideYarn The community is buzzing and trust me, its a place of real time inspiration. Find listed below the Top 7 tweets of the past 7 days. 7. @greatogban: The nation doesn’t develop the people,the people develop the nation. GOspeaks #AideYarn 6. @ManagersDiary: “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” ~Amelia Earhart #AideYarn 5. @Pearlicious360: U […]

TAKE ACTION!

I ran a wide check on the meaning of the word ‘action’ from different versions of the dictionary and I can summarily conclude that ‘it is a state or process of acting or doing something’ – where the word ‘doing’ should be underlined. You cannot take action and remain in the same position, thus taking action involves movement as shown […]

THE JOURNEY TO 'ACTION'

journey to action This has been one of the most tasking inspire world pieces I have written so far, not because I tried to ‘gamify’ and create a simulation process in the piece, or because I’m trying as usual to flesh out real life experiences by painting in words, pictures of people who had conquered the very same situations we […]

(LIGHTS)…(CAMERA)…(……)!!!

How can I forget it? Its etched in my memory forever…my first toasting experience. I was in JSS 3 and was just back from school for the christmas holidays and for the first time I was given a pass to attend the christmas carol. Carol nights were grand at the St. Mathews Cathedral church – almost as grand as the […]

MIND-A-MORPHOSE! (2)

Tunde tapped the end button on the phone and slipped it back into his jacket. ‘I’m sorry about that,’ He apologised. ‘It’s okay,’ I replied smiling. ‘Do these things really work?’ Tunde asked, his eyes showing his desire for answers. ‘Because they worked for 1, 2, maybe 3 people in 5, does it mean they’ll work for anyone?’ These questions […]

MIND-A-MORPHOSE!

The meeting was over and I was walking towards one of the exits when I felt a tap on my left shoulder. ‘Daniel, right?’ He asked me softly. ‘Sure,’ I answered, my eyes searching his as I tried to recollect where we had previously met. ‘I’m Tunde,’ he continued, ‘I’m an ardent follower of your blog and I think the […]

THE POWER OF THE MIND

In the art of progress we are told that our lives will only become beautiful pictures when we understand the Use and Power of the Mind. While we established that the ‘Use of the mind’ is to ‘see’, we never really got talking about the ‘Power of the mind’. Let’s do that I know someone is probably asking, ‘what’s this […]

The Art of Progress…

Why do people struggle through out life? Why do people who sometimes attend same seminars, read the same course or even come from the same family turn out in opposite directions in life? I’m sure you know what I mean, we all have examples of this scenario around us. I read the interesting story of a set of twin brothers […]

THE LAZY MAN'S WAY TO RICHES 2

Selective Perception is not a newly discovered, laboratory manufactured concept. Its been around for a long time. As a man thinketh so is he Those ‘7 words’ found in the bible have so much power but because we are so used to just quoting stuffs off the cuffs we fail to see the power we throw around in our everyday […]

THE LAZY MAN'S WAY TO RICHES 1

I picked up the book from the shelf, the title ‘THE LAZY MAN’S WAY TO RICHES’ had clearly drawn me to the book. Is there really a lazy man’s way to riches? I asked myself as I dropped the book and continued my scouting. My legs were moving but my head didn’t. It was fixed on the book. What if […]