Tag: Personal Development

A lot of project management students graduate with excellent results. They excel well in the schooling aspects but then perform poorly in the personal education aspects. Most of them graduate with sound knowledge and good grades but they have…:

No clear career plans: One of the things I easily discovered while in the university was that a lot of my fellow course mates had no clear mental image of the type of project manager they want to be or the types of project management careers they want to pursue. I was in that situation too at some point in time. We had little issues with tests or examinations because most us were academically intelligent students but then, most of us who were interested in pursuing a professional career in the world of project management had no career plans and no career guidance. We kept asking ourselves this question, “When we graduate and present our BTech certificate in project management technology, who would employ us as a project manager without experience?” This is because most of the job adverts we would see for a project manager’s role require more than 5 years of practical experience. So our conclusions were like, let’s just do this schooling thing and get out of here. Now, imagine the number of project management students at various universities and colleges across Africa that would be passing through that same career mess. And most of the questions and complaints I have been receiving from a lot of project management students and recent graduates are centred on their project management “careers”....   Read the Full Article>>>

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>>>

“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>>>

Make-your-dreams-come-true

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>>>

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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

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>>>

Think Big

I remembered some years ago when I first read the book, “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill, I loved most of the ideas that were shared in the book. Some of the ideas helped shape my early life.

The book also opened up my mind and made me search for more inspiration and success books to read. Ever since then, I have read several inspirational and success books, some of which include:

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
  • The Law of Success by Napoleon Hill
  • The Cashflow Quadrant by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
  • Guide to Investing by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Why Ask Why by John Mason
  • Why We Want You to Be Rich by Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki

And some other good books…

  • Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman
  • The Art and Skill of Successful Negotiation by John Ilich

Reading good books is one of my key secrets to success. The more I read, the more I learn and the more I think better....   Read the Full Article>>>