Compromise, is silence not consent! The only thing that is needed for evil to thrive in any society is for good men to do nothing. So many clamors for change in a world of decadence, but whatever change we are going to experience has to come from our own actions. We are the architect of our own future and the future we choose to see is dependent on our mindset. Our government may indeed have a part to play, but as individuals, we have more to play; it is the government of the people, which implies there will not be a government if there are no people to govern. It is not enough for us to sit and cry over the present circumstance but to stand up and face it squarely. You are the change you wish to see in the nearest future. The time for men to rise and challenge the status quo is now, I write not as one who chooses to address the public but a part of the generation of change makers. In this book, you will be better equipped with the knowledge required to change your life and lead your world.
The whole world is altogether confused and anxious. This anxiety and lack of peace is boldly written on the faces of people as they walk the streets. Unfortunately, it affects them in all areas of human endeavours. However, in the midst of all these, one question that begs for an answer is, ‘is it really possible to live a worry-free, peaceful life? If possible how can this balanced, focused and peaceful kind of life be achievable in this uncertain, confused world? My answer to this question is in affirmative; you can live a peaceful, worry-free life. Although the world may never experience peace until the King of glory appears in His majesty, yet you can live a life full of excitement and peace as an individual. The basis of this peace for you as a believer is not in yourself but in the fact that you know Him who controls and rules in the affairs of men and you have placed all in His hands and cast yourself on the faithful God. It does not mean the absolute absence of storms, but a deliberate decision to stay unruffled by it, based on the assurance of faith in Him who rules in the affairs of men. All I want to do through this book is to show you how this can be made possible in your life. It is a simple, step-by-step approach to living a peaceful life in a world of chaos and anxiety.
I was prompted to write this book after a question from a friend before i went through the scheme, asking, since NYSC scheme won't be scraped soon, how then can we change the narrative from the "scam" people now refer to it as? This is my Community Development Service to prospective and serving corps members, on having a productive service year.
Failure is real. Nobody likes or desires it, but most people earn it. It is a bitter pill to swallow. A student who has not successfully passed all his subjects/courses with the needed requirements may be asked to repeat the class, given an extra session, bag a carry over, asked to withdraw from school or graduate with low/poor grades. Every student dreads failure because of these outcomes. This book is on how to pass exams without tears, but it would not be worthwhile learning how to study for exams without first identifying what failure is, its causes and how to avoid it. A football player who is very good at dribbling goalkeepers and scoring goals but does not know when he is offside or what foul or free kick means, will end up achieving nothing. In the first section of this book, some possible causes of failure, which are very common among students, will be discussed and suggestions given on how to avoid them. Do not be afraid to admit any truth found in the next few pages of this book. Do not shy away from them or pretend they do not affect your studies. Do not begin to think of people whom you know engage in them, condemning them and justifying yourself. The human mind likes to shift blame on others; but this will not help you. Sit down and see how it affects you, then take necessary steps to make amendments. It is not enough identifying the causes of failure, but finding lasting solutions to them is more important. The causes of failure are discussed in this part.
Learning effectively neither ends in lecture rooms nor is it a few minutes review after the lecture. It includes earmarking time out at home for personal study where nobody will be around to disturb you. * What does a personal study room look like? * What are the things found in such room? * When is the best time to study each subject? * How long should one spend on a subject? * And how should studies be done to enhance assimilation and better understanding? Answers to these questions and many more are provided in this part of the book.
BASIC LEARNING TECHNIQUES This section deals with some important techniques that make learning interesting, enjoyable and profitable. If you have been finding your study sessions dull and boring, application of one or two of these techniques will resuscitate your study period. It will put more life into it and make you desire to continue studying anytime you sit down in your study room to study.
HANDLING EXAMS So far, we have learnt a few practical things on the causes of academic failure, the nature of personal studies and of lecture room attitudes as well as the utilization of some learning techniques. These should be enough to make one sail through any ocean of examinations, since they deal basically with how best to read in order to understand better. However, this book will be incomplete without the addition of this last topic on EXAMINATIONS. One or two more points discussed here will put you in the best position to demolish any mountain of examination before you. Every game has its own rules, examinations inclusive. Whenever you adhere to the rules, you are sure of getting the right results. If not, you miss them. Our concern in this part is with the rules guiding examinations, the transaction in the examination halls, preparations for them and how best to achieve the desired laurels.
Once you embrace the unlimited exceptional abilities and potential within you to live above every human and circumstance limitations, you will understand how you’re designed to live an extraordinary life and fulfil your destiny irrespective of your background. You will realize what’s stopping you from doing amazing things with your life. Zero Ascending is not meant for the status quo, the ordinary or the routine of the ritualistic is for rule-breakers, trendsetters, jailbreak people; who will not wait to be released but ready to break out from the dungeon of mediocrity and live an extraordinary life. If these words resonate with what you know to be true, then don’t hesitate. It’s time to break out from every disempowering belief within you and the limiting circumstances, discover your areas of exceptionalism and advance, to rewrite the narratives and ascend to the utmost extraordinary. If you’re ready to unlock the confines of what makes you exceptional to discover the freedom to unleash your uniqueness and creativity, then ZERO ASCENDING is your key!
Perimenopause – the transition to menopause – should be a natural rite of passage for a woman. However, in our modern world full of toxins, where people have too much stress in their lives, eat unhealthily and live a sedentary lifestyle, women are increasingly experiencing harrowing symptoms. When you are plagued with hot flushes, mood swings, insomnia, panic attacks and pain, the world feels like a lonely wilderness. DEAR TORIOLA LET’S TALK ABOUT PERIMENOPAUSE is an epistolary narrative of a woman’s battles with the problems associated with perimenopause and how she overcame them to be healed, healthy and happy. Packed full of personal stories, biblical narratives, practical advice and tips, this book provides information and strategies on how you can alleviate difficult symptoms and enjoy this new season of your life. REVIEW: 'Dear Toriola... gives such intimate insight that anyone who reads it will be ready to travel with Wura on her journey to a healthy and happy life. Abimbola’s narrative is transformational. I believe readers will be eager to adopt the strategies for overcoming the problems associated with perimenopause'. Prof Lystra Hagley-Dickinson, Scholar and Literary Critique, UK 'This book is a unique contribution to literature about perimenopause. The empowering holistic approach encourages women to be more proactive and hopeful about their health and wellbeing. Abimbola Alao’s fascinating epistolary style sends a deeply personal, yet accessible and relevant message to readers, concerning an often daunting time of women’s lives'. Dr Ronke Awe, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, UK. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Abimbola is a researcher at Lapin yliopisto – University of Lapland, Finland. Her research explores the influence of psychosocial intervention for dementia care. Abimbola taught creative writing and storytelling at Plymouth Marjon University from 2007–2018. She is currently a visiting lecturer at the Peninsular Medical School, University of Plymouth, where she teaches ‘Story Weavers for Dementia’, a module in Medical Humanities. Abimbola is an award-winning author, performance storyteller and playwright. Her short play Legal Stuff won the BBC and Royal Court Theatre’s 24 Degrees Writing Competition in 2008. She is the author of The Legendary Weaver: New Edition, Trickster Tales for Telling, The Goshen Principle and How to Enhance your Storytelling With Music. Abimbola is also a children’s book translator, and her work includes Yoruba translations of the classics ‘Hansel and Gretel’, ‘The Little Red Hen and the Grain of Wheat’, and several other books published by Mantra Lingua.
Have you ever wondered why many want to control you? Have you ever desired to lose the grip hold of other people's validation, approval and acceptance of you? Then read the series one of your journey onto a change of life as you so desire. Don't forget to comment, give suggestions and forward your enquiries via the contacts details on the last page.
Success is overrated, while purpose is often underrated and frequently misunderstood. When people are doing big things and achieving common success, others often explain these accomplishments by simply attributing everything to the fulfilment of purpose. But that is really a false and misleading way of looking at purpose. What About Purpose is, therefore, written to give every reader an insight into what purpose truly is and what it is not, thereby helping them to discover, understand and explore their unique purpose and potentials. In the book, the author answers questions such as: Why is the discovery and fulfillment of purpose very important? How can humans find purpose in this unstable world? What do you do after purpose is discovered? What are my unique gifts and potentials, and how do I explore them? What role does the understanding of purpose play in marriage? It doesn't matter where you are, this book is designed to lead and guide you on the path to personal success and fulfillment.