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In Building a Unique and Winning Personal Brand, Nothing Beats Blogging

In Building a Unique and Winning Personal Brand, Nothing Beats Blogging

Build your personal brand through blogging

There’s an increase in the number of profiles being created on a daily basis on various social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Students, job seekers, and professionals are now beginning to realise the importance of being active on some social networks.

However, some countries and companies do block or restrict access to social media sites. What does this mean for you? If you’re a job seeker, potential recruiters or hiring managers may not be able to access your social profiles, and if that is your only presence on the Internet, they won’t be able to find you at all....   Read the Full Article>>>

6 Tips on How to Build Your Personal Brand as an Employee

6 Tips on How to Build Your Personal Brand as an Employee

Personal Branding Tips for Employees

Everyone has a personal brand. Whether you are an employee, an employer, or a self-employed person, you have a personal brand.

However, most employees think they do not need to build their personal brand because they are working for someone. But do you know that what your fellow colleagues are saying about you at work when you’re not in the room and the vibes you give out when you are around constitute your personal brand?

Developing your personal brand is critical for the advancement of your career. It will play in major role in your getting a promotion and how valuable you will become in your organisation....   Read the Full Article>>>

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For?

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If you are a project management student and interested in pursuing a project management career, are you waiting until you reach your final year or until you graduate before defining your career? I have talked about how you can define and plan your project management career while in school. I have also talked deep on when you should start planning here.

If you are a student and want to have a better understanding of the project management profession, are you waiting for when you would be told not to rely solely on books recommended by your lecturers and department? I have discussed about the importance of reading books written by practising professionals. Read wide, read good books and develop yourself....   Read the Full Article>>>

What Makes You Come Alive?

What Makes You Come Alive?

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”  — Howard Thurman

There are things that makes you come alive. You might not have discovered them yet, but there are things that definitely makes you come alive.

Most often, we think that “making money” is what makes us come alive. Definitely, no one wants to live in this demanding world without having some money. However, have you ever asked yourself why the multi-millionaires, the billionaires and the very wealthy men of this world are still working? It’s because they are involved in things that makes them come alive. Things that give them fulfilment. And the more they keep getting better at doing some of those things, the more money keeps flowing....   Read the Full Article>>>

No One Knows Your Dreams Better Than You

No One Knows Your Dreams Better Than You

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No matter how much you share your dreams with someone, no one knows your dreams better than you.

The world is full of dreamers. Your friends, family members, mentors and coaches have dreams. They have things that they are aspiring to accomplish or levels they are aspiring to reach. They also have persons whom they share their dreams with.

I am someone who believes in you sharing your dreams with some of your close friends or in shouting some of your dreams to the world. It is good to hear the opinions of some persons, most especially those you trust or respect, concerning your dreams....   Read the Full Article>>>

You are an Ordinary Project Manager

You are an Ordinary Project Manager

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You can be an ordinary project manager. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a better project manager.

You can be an ordinary team member. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a better team member.

You can be ordinary at your project management job. Some of the time. But develop yourself to become great at what you do.

You can be ordinary at how you communicate the project status with your team members. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a great project communicator....   Read the Full Article>>>

Do You Believe in Sharing Your Dreams With the World?

Do You Believe in Sharing Your Dreams With the World?

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Image credit: pravsworld.com

There’s a saying that goes thus: Do not tell the world your dream, show it. In as much as I find the statement quite interesting, I also think there’s something right and wrong about it.

It is right in the sense that most persons are not interested in listening to your dreams, so why tell them? They are only interested in seeing you making your dreams a reality, then they might care! Furthermore, some persons would steal your dreams if you tell them and use your dreams in achieving great success while you are still dreaming. So, it is sometimes better to show them than to tell them....   Read the Full Article>>>

No One Cares About You or Your Ideas

No One Cares About You or Your Ideas

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No one cares who you are.

No one cares what you do.

No one cares about your great ideas.

No one cares what you are dreaming about or if you are not dreaming at all.

No one cares about how hard or how smart you work.

No one cares about what you want to say.

No one cares what you are writing about.

No one cares about how great that your product or service would be.

No one cares how you really want to go about your career.

No one cares about your excuses.

No one cares about how good you feel after visiting the gym....   Read the Full Article>>>

Consistent Blogging is One of the Traits of a Successful Blogger

Consistent Blogging is One of the Traits of a Successful Blogger

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Keep blogging even if no one is reading your blog, yet.

I might not be one of the top bloggers in Nigeria currently, but I highly respect the likes of Linda Ikeji of lindaikejisblog.com, Uche Eze of bellanaija.com, Ademola Ogundele of notjustok.com, Chude Jideonwo of ynaija.com, Loy Okezie of techloy.com, Bamidele Onibalusi of writersincharge.com, Jide Ogunsanya of ogbongeblog.com, Don Caprio of doncaprio.com, Omobola Bolaji of myglamosphere.com, Dobby Okonkwo of dobbyssignature.com, Japheth Omojuwa of omojuwa.com, Noble Igwe of 360nobs.com and Ikechi Awazie of awazieikechi.com as they have contributed in giving blogging a voice in Nigeria. They have also shown the world that you can be a successful blogger and make money from blogging in Nigeria....   Read the Full Article>>>

There’s Nothing Wrong in Building Someone Else’s Dream – You Can Still Build Yours

There’s Nothing Wrong in Building Someone Else’s Dream – You Can Still Build Yours

Have you read any of those books or articles that say the only path to happiness or success is by working for yourself and being independent?

When I tell people that I am a budding entrepreneur who would love to help someone else achieve their dreams, they often look at me like someone who’s trying to break or violate an entrepreneurial code – the code of working only for yourself to be free and happy.

There are several ways to building a successful career and there’s no wrong way. There’s also nothing wrong with having multiple careers if it makes you happy and fulfilled....   Read the Full Article>>>