Anyone who adopts a minimalist lifestyle is the one who demands the best out of life by abandoning those things which, rather than make life enjoyable and fulfilling, make it irksome and miserable. Today, a great number of people are coming to terms with the problems that arise out of the tendency to accumulate lots … Continue reading 5 Extraordinary Outcomes of a Switchover to Minimalism
More than a decade ago, something curious happened when I was on one of my usual visits to my English Department Library at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. I saw a book. It was almost covered completely by the others. What caught my attention and made me grab it was the words, rags to … Continue reading The Keys To Achievement Are in Your Hands
What would you do with a windfall? Let's assume that you suddenly got a large sum of money from your place of work, as profit from your business activity or even as a lottery jackpot, what would you do with it? Build that dream mansion at last? Buy the automobile you've always salivated about? Go … Continue reading Got A Windfall? Don’t Build A Big House To Live In, Build A Small Business To Live On.
There's so much we can learn from nature if only we could pause for a moment and observe what goes on around us. Of late, I've taken what you might call a rather strange interest in the eating habits of certain animals in my environment. The more I observe the cat, the hawk, the chicken, … Continue reading Never Let Your Ways Resemble The Eating Habits of These 4 Animals
The English language has become the world's number one language of politics, diplomacy, sport, show business, commerce and industry. It is therefore imperative for each one of us living in any part of the world to learn to communicate effectively in this international lingua franca. From the Rwandan student in a small town in francophone … Continue reading How To Communicate Effectively in English Through The Use of Metaphor
Chinua Achebe remains one of the greatest writers the continent of Africa has ever produced. Reading his works has taught me useful lessons about the history of my people, how they came into contact with Europe and the indelible marks left behind as a result of that interaction. So why this? You may ask. Here is … Continue reading Extracts From My Readings – Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart
Let the truth be told - I love being self-employed because it makes me feel like Superman! Totally in charge. Able to do as I please ... No? Yes, no. It pains me quite often that I'm not capable of fixing my weaknesses and there's where the trouble begins. Anytime I begin to pay more … Continue reading Work With Your Strengths, Don’t Dwell On Your Weaknesses
Never assume for a second that you are the only person who occasionally runs low on gas when it comes to studying an academic subject. There are many out there who struggle to cope with their studies either as private do – it – yourself learners or as students in a class of many others. Unless … Continue reading Lost Appetite For Learning? Address These 5 Possible Causes.
Here are four havocs complaining about almost everything can cause in your life. Are you one of those who see everything wrong with everything? Do you always complain about things in your life or those happening around you? How many times have you blamed the other person for your miserable situation? It is probably a … Continue reading 4 Compelling Reasons To Stop Complaining
Photo by Tikkho Maciel on Unsplash How to study effectively As ambitious self - employed professionals, we are always aware of the need to keep adding to our knowledge base so as to ensure proper management of our enterprises. Thus we often undertake to study to acquire new, relevant qualification. My message to you … Continue reading Want To Study Effectively? Take These 8 Tried and Tested Steps.
Photo by Daria Nepriakhina on Unsplash If you're like me then procrastination isn't something that you shy away from despite its negative connotations. Putting off a seemingly important action for another day can benefit us in some ways. We only need to know what to put off and what not to. The below reasons … Continue reading 5 Good Reasons Procrastination Isn’t Always A Bad Thing
They're called homophones by the language techies, whatever that means! What I mean is those words in the English language whose spelling keep playing tricks on our minds just because they tend to have twin brothers (or sisters?) when it comes to their pronunciation. Just make sure their spellings don't make you appear as if … Continue reading Same Sound, Different Letters – Spelling in English Can Get Tricky!
In my more than 16 years of experience dealing with adult learners, I've come to realize that the problems adult learners face during the weeks and months of preparation for an external examination are very similar. It is possible that you or someone you care about is facing at least one of such learning difficulties. … Continue reading 3 Learning Difficulties You Can Overcome.
The below 10 points are sure-fire guidelines which you cannot afford to ignore if you truly desire to take that great business idea of yours to the next level. If you're now planning to take self - employment seriously or you want to start your own side business in order to open an additional income … Continue reading Top 10 Tips For Success In Self – Employment.
Much of what I think, do and write today is a result of my intellectual association with several experts on the ideas of entrepreneurship, achievement and personal development. One such individual to whom I owe my ability to go on to establish my adult learning centre back in 2001 and to make it very successful … Continue reading 6 Groundbreaking Lessons Hattie Bryant Can Teach You About Small Business Success
Photo by Jeremy Paige on Unsplash When I was a History student I learnt that money as we know it today has not always been with us. In past, so - called primitive economies, goods and services were exchanged for other goods and services. I can only imagine people in the barter economy living in … Continue reading Money Shouldn’t Have Stripped Us of Our Humanity.
Many adults in their late 20s or 30s upwards in West Africa who couldn't attend or complete Senior High School (SHS) constantly dream of acquiring the all - important WASSCE qualification to enable them to further their education for a better future. I'm referring to nationals or residents of the five English - speaking countries … Continue reading 7 Simple Steps to WASSCE Qualification Without Attending the Formal Senior High School.
The pursuit of self - interest is basic to our human nature. However, in our quest to achieve our personal goals it is usually better to begin each assignment by asking how its execution will add some value to us and benefit others as well, rather than asking if there are any direct material gains … Continue reading Don’t Ask: What is in it for me? Ask: What am I in it for?
Photo by Brian Kostiuk on Unsplash Learn to say an emphatic NO when you must. We live in a world where too many people believe that the only way they can make a headway is to take undue advantage of others. It is for this reason that each one of us needs to draw a … Continue reading What Are Your Non – Negotiables?
Do not be blinded by that intangible thing called love. Do not allow yourself to be fooled into rushing into a relationship. Your whole future success or stunted growth depends on the character traits of that person you thought you loved. Here are the warning signs. Look for them and if you at least suspect … Continue reading 5 Danger Signs Your Relationship Could Be Your Undoing.
If you are an adult student or a student who likes to do more work on your own, then I encourage you to try these 5 private study tricks that actually work. I’ve tried these private study tricks personally several times: first as a student and later as a teacher. On each occasion, the result … Continue reading 5 Private Study Tricks That Actually Work
Photo by Madi Robson on Unsplash What comes to your mind first when you meet someone for the first time? Or let me put it this way. Does your mind always suggest to you positive ways for dealing with others unconditionally or does it keep telling you to treat them shabbily if they don't … Continue reading How Do You Treat Others? It Betrays Your Personal Values.