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7 Vital Facts I Wish I Knew When I Began Working for a Wage

How time flies! It's been close to two decades now since the day I launched my own special revolution. I mean the day I made the life-changing decision to leave employment and become my own boss. Well, these many years down the road, I've experienced so much to convince me that one can make better … Continue reading 7 Vital Facts I Wish I Knew When I Began Working for a Wage

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The 7 Pillars of Online Article Writing

Even though I've been teaching essay writing techniques to students at the post-secondary level for more than a decade now, I must confess that I felt like fish out of water when I first started writing articles for an online audience. I quickly realized that much as the general rules regarding quality writing hold true … Continue reading The 7 Pillars of Online Article Writing

When is the Right Time to Make the Move for Self-Employment?

Frankly speaking, if you asked me, I'd promptly reply: Any time is the right time to become self-employed. But in the same breath, I'd quickly add that you'd need to seriously consider each one of the below points when you're deciding on the timing for taking your destiny into your own hands. 1. Follow your gut … Continue reading When is the Right Time to Make the Move for Self-Employment?

The Non-Complex Route To Understanding The Difference Between A Phrase And A Clause

How to easily spot a phrase in a sentence Here are the pointers to a phrase in a sentence.   1.Two helpful definitions of a phrase could be your starting point.       A group of words which has no finite VERB, no SUBJECT and no PREDICATE    A group of words of which … Continue reading The Non-Complex Route To Understanding The Difference Between A Phrase And A Clause

8 Fundamental Mental Shifts Necessary for a Minimalist Lifestyle

The minimalist movement is gradually but steadily gathering momentum. More and more people from diverse social and economic backgrounds are embracing this lifestyle which is all about learning to live on less stuff so as to be able to claim the kind of stress-free, fulfilling life we all aspire to. So you too are considering … Continue reading 8 Fundamental Mental Shifts Necessary for a Minimalist Lifestyle

Develop a Champion Mentality

God organized man's whole anatomy for the purpose of achievement. Every cell, every nerve and fibre has its role to play. The creator made man a success machine and failure is as abnormal to him as discord is to harmony. - Orison Marden. I just love this quote. If you're a regular reader of my … Continue reading Develop a Champion Mentality

4 Foolproof Strategies to Tame Your Most Difficult Study Subject

The majority of students are likely to have to deal with a boogieman-subject during their study period. I once had it. It was Mathematics. It gave me sleepless nights. You know why? As it is the case in most educational systems around the globe, such stubborn subjects are usually a key factor in determining one's … Continue reading 4 Foolproof Strategies to Tame Your Most Difficult Study Subject

Unbeatable Guidelines on How to Compose A High-Grade Argumentative Essay

Any essay whose main aim is to convince the writer's audience to accept or at least appreciate her line of thinking on a particular issue must be written just for that purpose. Whether you're a student preparing to write a test involving argumentative writing or you're a blogger or other online writer searching for ways … Continue reading Unbeatable Guidelines on How to Compose A High-Grade Argumentative Essay

5 Simple Ways to Identify An Adjective in Any Sentence

With the below points in mind, never again will you find it difficult to know that a particular word in a sentence is performing the function of an adjective. 1.      Words which qualify nouns are generally adjectives e.g. native society, country music, indigenous people, awesome remarks, basic idea, cold weather, social media. 2.      Words built from other … Continue reading 5 Simple Ways to Identify An Adjective in Any Sentence

10 Not So Popular, Yet Powerful Quotes About Money

There is a saying in Akan, a Ghanaian language: Sika ye mogya, to wit, "money is blood". The strength of this metaphor cannot be lost on any living person. Can you actually live without blood running through your veins? Similarly, when you are without money for just a couple of days you'll quickly appreciate the vital role money … Continue reading 10 Not So Popular, Yet Powerful Quotes About Money

13 Unproductive Ways to Use (or Misuse) Social Media

Social Media is a great resource which comes to each one of us at very little cost. Unfortunately, however, while many leverage social media tools to start or expand their businesses or to improve their general standard of living, there are equally many others who misuse it in ways that undermine any other effort they … Continue reading 13 Unproductive Ways to Use (or Misuse) Social Media

The Ultimate Guide to Finally Stop Worrying About the Financial Uncertainties Associated with Being Self-Employed

In a previous article where I narrated my very simple story about why I chose to become self-employed, I also promised that I shall be writing about how any self-employed person can successfully deal with the well-known troubling issue of financial uncertainty associated with becoming their own boss. You will be familiar with the below … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Finally Stop Worrying About the Financial Uncertainties Associated with Being Self-Employed

My Simple Story of Why I Became Self-Employed

Hello. Here is my story of why I became self-employed. I believe strongly that you'll take some inspiration from it or you'll relate to aspects of it. Would it be a surprise to you if I told you that I've been self-employed since I graduated from university almost two decades ago? Well, not exactly. Let … Continue reading My Simple Story of Why I Became Self-Employed

Discuss The Major Changes in the Pronoun System of English Since the Beginning of the Modern English Period.

An essay on the major changes in the pronoun system of English since the beginning of the Modern English Period. The English pronoun system as we know it today has been a later development forming part of the grammatical changes that have taken place in the language over a period of more than four centuries. … Continue reading Discuss The Major Changes in the Pronoun System of English Since the Beginning of the Modern English Period.

12 Important Questions to Consider Before Committing Yourself to That Marriage

Photo by Toa Heftiba on Unsplash There are many sayings about love, relationship and marriage which suggest that when that emotion we call love comes through the door, wisdom or rational thinking simply escapes through the window. This is one of the leading causes of failed marriages. I hesitate to call myself an expert on … Continue reading 12 Important Questions to Consider Before Committing Yourself to That Marriage

9 Crucial Reasons Every Introvert​ Must Watch Their Relationship Choices

Photo by Thanh Tran on Unsplash As an introvert, I've seen so much abuse (not necessarily physical) in my dealings with others to convince me that the world tends to mistake the peculiar characteristics of introverts for such things as weakness, timidity, shyness or outright stupidity. In my personal experience, as soon as I react … Continue reading 9 Crucial Reasons Every Introvert​ Must Watch Their Relationship Choices

Achieve More in Your Life With These 4 Habits of High Achievers

It is easy to envy people who are steadily moving forward in life. This envy can become an obsession especially when we cannot understand why we always seem to be left behind even though we have all the qualities of (or better qualities than) those serial achievers. As an adult learner, is your study mate … Continue reading Achieve More in Your Life With These 4 Habits of High Achievers

The Best Way To Deal With A Problematic Relationship

Now let's get this clear: Wherever we find ourselves we are going to have to deal with other people. It is in our nature to easily get attracted to others and end up making them our romantic partners. After school, we need to find something to do to earn a living and that brings us … Continue reading The Best Way To Deal With A Problematic Relationship

Have These 17 Personal Dislikes? Then You’re A Born Solopreneur.

There are millions around the globe who have stable paid jobs and earn reasonable wages but continually have their instincts telling them that they'll do much better in self-employment. For the majority of such "gainfully employed" individuals, it is very difficult to take the plunge into the unknown, unpredictable waters of self-employment. Their basic problem … Continue reading Have These 17 Personal Dislikes? Then You’re A Born Solopreneur.

How To Make Your Current Salary Transform Your Financial Situation

I was privileged enough to earn a salary for close to a decade of my early working life. I'm also proud to say that I managed to escape somehow some of the dire financial difficulties many of my colleagues went through and have continued to experience even up till now. No. Don't get me wrong. … Continue reading How To Make Your Current Salary Transform Your Financial Situation

How Social Media Could Help or Hurt Any Student’s Chances of Examination Success

We can no longer run away from the basic fact that the coming of social media has permanently changed the way we do virtually everything. One major impact social media has made on human life can be felt in the area of education and testing. Is social media a tool for achieving examination success or … Continue reading How Social Media Could Help or Hurt Any Student’s Chances of Examination Success

5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in an Examination Room

Photo by Tamarcus Brown on Unsplash If you're a candidate about to write an examination, here are five horrible mistakes you would very much want to avoid in the examination room. 1. Arriving late for the examination Every school examination that I know of is time - bound. If you arrive late, you may not … Continue reading 5 Biggest Mistakes to Avoid in an Examination Room

eBook: The Guy in the Glass is My Short Story Just for You

“ ‘Kofi Nti, you have come to the crossroads of your life. Now that you’ve been dismissed from school, you have two clear choices left: go to town, join bad company and pay life and society back in its own coin for such wickedness meted out to a youthful, innocent and promising boy like you; … Continue reading eBook: The Guy in the Glass is My Short Story Just for You

12 Success Quotes for Achievers

Quotes have a positive effect on our attitude especially in times when things don't seem to be going in the direction we so much desire. Quotes are like gas that fuels our dying passion as life and business get tougher and become more challenging, threatening to overwhelm us. Without quotes, I, for example, wouldn't have … Continue reading 12 Success Quotes for Achievers

6 Incredible Things I’ve Learnt About Adult Learners During My Career

Photo by William Stitt on Unsplash   Anyone who has ever met me would tell you that my greatest passion lies with teaching and mentoring adult learners for external examinations. At the risk of blowing my own horn, I can tell you with absolute certainty that somehow, I've got this natural talent to impart knowledge … Continue reading 6 Incredible Things I’ve Learnt About Adult Learners During My Career

Examination English: The Smart Approach to Essay Writing Questions

Hello! In this article, I give you a practical demonstration of what to do moments before you begin to write your answer in the composition section of your English Language paper. These points are particularly helpful for any pre-university student and any candidate preparing for an English Language paper in internal or external examinations such … Continue reading Examination English: The Smart Approach to Essay Writing Questions

Reading Comprehension: 4 Effective Reading Skills

Making Sure You Understand What You Read Reading Comprehension is a major component of most English Language tests or examinations such as WASSCE, G/ABCE GCE, SAT, IGCSE and GCSE. Entrance Examinations for mature candidates to certain distance learning courses in universities in places like Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Liberia, The Gambia and Ghana also involve comprehension … Continue reading Reading Comprehension: 4 Effective Reading Skills

Machiavelli: What You Must Know About the Author of “The Prince”

Niccolo Machiavelli was the principal political writer of the Renaissance period in Europe. He was born in Florence, Italy. Out of his experience as secretary to rulers of Florence and his observations, he developed political ideas which he expressed in his chief work, The Prince. In this book, Machiavelli showed how a prince can strengthen … Continue reading Machiavelli: What You Must Know About the Author of “The Prince”

Examination Candidate? 4 Ordinary Things You Must Do Every Day To Boost Your Chances of Success

The months, weeks and days in the lead-up to any examination can be a terrifying period for many candidates. This need not be the case if only the candidate knows and practices what needs to be done prior to the test. Are you a candidate about to take part in an examination? Here are a … Continue reading Examination Candidate? 4 Ordinary Things You Must Do Every Day To Boost Your Chances of Success

Memorable Excerpt from Shakespeare’s Tragedy, Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark

Here is the origin of the saying: Neither a lender nor a borrower be. Neither a lender nor a borrower be is part of the fatherly advice given by Polonius, arguably the most colourful and interesting character in the tragedy, Hamlet, to the prince, Hamlet. I present to you much of what Polonius said to Hamlet who is … Continue reading Memorable Excerpt from Shakespeare’s Tragedy, Hamlet, The Prince of Denmark

6 Overlooked Micro – Business Opportunities in Rural Africa

Photo by Jonathan Pielmayer on Unsplash   Here is a list of six overlooked business opportunities in rural Africa that anyone with the desire to create a new income stream can start any day. 1. Public places of convenience This may not be the kind of sexy enterprise many people would love to venture into … Continue reading 6 Overlooked Micro – Business Opportunities in Rural Africa

10 Timeless Truths Behind Your Low Grades in the WASSCE Economics Paper.

I've seen it repeatedly over the years. A student comes to you downhearted, desperate and bitterly blaming everyone else but themselves for the persistent low grades they kept getting in their previous attempts in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). Then in no time they come back smiling and thanking you for helping … Continue reading 10 Timeless Truths Behind Your Low Grades in the WASSCE Economics Paper.

10 Reasons Introverts Make Brilliant Students

David Hassell in an article, Are Introverts Smarter than Extroverts?  argues on 15Five.com that many of the world's top inventors are introverts. Talk of Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak (co - founder of Apple Computers), Albert Einstein and Larry Page (founder of Google). These are just a few of the world's top inventors who are introverts. … Continue reading 10 Reasons Introverts Make Brilliant Students

5 Fatal Fallacies That Could Be Holding You Back.

Our belief system is a powerful force in determining where we end up in life. Here are five fatal fallacies that could bring your life to a standstill - a condition I'm very sure you don't wish for yourself. 1. It is impossible for anyone to achieve much without external help. If this falsehood were … Continue reading 5 Fatal Fallacies That Could Be Holding You Back.

How To Select A Good Remedial Learning Centre.

Photo by Brad Neathery on Unsplash   Are you planning to sit for the West African Senior School Certificate Examination organized by the West African Examinations Council? You could be a school candidate sitting for the WASSCE for the very first time or a Senior High School graduate intending to re - sit and better … Continue reading How To Select A Good Remedial Learning Centre.

Savings Alone Won’t Save You

We've all heard it a countless number of times from the mouths of the gurus of personal finance. Diversify your income sources. Guard against frivolous expenditure. Save. And wow! You're on the road to financial freedom, your el dorado! Sounds simple and easy, right? Right then, go ahead and make savings a habit and an … Continue reading Savings Alone Won’t Save You

25 Traits of Serial Achievers

Too many people are quick to associate "success" with fantastic images of opulence, which is quite wrong. Success is relative and it has something to do with being able to accomplish a task, a goal or a personal dream - big or small. This explains why I feel more at home with its synonym, achievement. It … Continue reading 25 Traits of Serial Achievers

8 Vital Duties Every Parent Owes Their Child

Whether you're a biological parent, adoptive or a foster parent of that child, you owe a sacred responsibility to yourself, the child and to society to play your part well in socializing them so that they may grow up to become fully - functioning members of society. How do you fulfill this important obligation? I … Continue reading 8 Vital Duties Every Parent Owes Their Child

5 Extraordinary Outcomes of a Switchover to Minimalism

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

The Keys To Achievement Are in Your Hands

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

Got A Windfall? Don’t Build A Big House To Live In, Build A Small Business To Live On.

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.

Never Let Your Ways Resemble The Eating Habits of These 4 Animals

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

How To Communicate Effectively in English Through The Use of Metaphor

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

Extracts From My Readings – Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart

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

Work With Your Strengths, Don’t Dwell On Your Weaknesses

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

Lost Appetite For Learning? Address These 5 Possible Causes.

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.

4 Compelling Reasons To Stop Complaining

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