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Cherish The Simple Joys

Simple Joys: My Daughter Travelled To Accra and Got me This :) ALWAYS find something to be happy about, however small. Don’t get it twisted, money is a wonderful thing for all the monetary reasons. And also, for the extra leg room in aeroplanes, corn fed prime beef barbecue, avocado sandwiches and decadent celebratory champagne showers. And Cohiba cigars. But life has it’s yin and yang, both part of a total experience. Having a good time need not cost a lot of money, what one needs is a trained palate. A cultured mind will know that happiness can enjoyed in both the previously mentioned experiences as well as in a communal feast of roast corn on the cob or plantain baked its skin. That summer in Europe is just as swell as Christmas in your home town. That the most important things are not price tags or things but experiences and the people we share them with. A very wise elder once advised a younger me that everything one has and values which can be taken away from our g

A First Lesson In Business

Dish Washing: Nobody likes doing it You will have to do LOTS of things you DON'T want to do.

You Have To Help Yourself

Be In It To Win It Most times you have to help God to help you. 

Don’t Give Up

Crash! Now Pick Up The Pieces Contrary to whatever you’ve heard before, failure is a natural consequence of making an attempt at your goals. It’s not the only consequence or the most important one. It is just the one of the options and most of us get to experience it. 

Protecting Your Dreams

Dreamcatcher: Charm used by American Indians Your desire for success is like planting a seed.   In the Bible, there is the story of the guy who went about planting seeds everywhere, even on rocky hard places. Good for him but you are not him. You have limited seeds and time. Protect your dreams. Before you plant, you need to do a proper soil test, read the meteorological forecasts. Then you start by planting the seed in a nursery and nurturing it till it’s strong enough to go outside. Call it a stealth launch.  There is a right way of starting out, find it.  There is this story I heard about my favourite band. The Roots. Years before they became stars and all that, they were at a concert of their favourite band and they got an opportunity to go back stage to meet the big stars, sign autographs and do what fans do. But they passed. See, they had this dream that one day, they’ll be collaborators, they and their dream band, and that one day the story will be written and it will be history

Podcast Episode 1 - Post Covid, New Blog and Matters

Stay Safe, Wear Masks Kiibaati podcast · Episode 1 - Post Covid, New Blog And Matters Arising

Take Your Medicine

This Must Hurt You are hurting. Once you had a dream about this venture, it kept you up at night and woke you up in the morning. It featured in every prayer from your lips, your divine contract with God. It became your identity; you say, this is what I do, this is who I am. For a while it seemed feasible, even almost certain. Then the skies started to shit bricks and you started to wonder if the previous progress was just beginners’ luck.

The Entrepreneurial Contract

Recently I got a WhatsApp from an undergraduate student. I don’t know the young personally but she apparently knew enough about me to know I own a property in Epe town, which had facilities for a fish farming. This young man – let’s call him Emma – requested permission to use these facilities – tarpaulin ponds, land, borehole, electricity supply etc. for a cycle of fish farming and she asked quite respectfully. I actually admire a student who decides to put a little downtime in his academic calendar to better use. Only one thing was missing in his request. Did you notice the missing clause?