August 2017

3 Ways Focus Will Help You Succeed in Life by Bryan Oliver

Get into the office, check your email, check social media – oh there’s another email, someone stops by your desk, “did I lock the car?”, grab a cup of coffee, stop for a quick chat on the way back from coffee….does this sound familiar? Before you know it it’s 10am and the to do list you had planned on has fallen by the wayside. Those that consistently succeed know that being focused is essential to their achievement. If you have the desire to go beyond where you are today you’re going to need to Focus. Below you will find 3 ways that focus will lead you to success: 1.You’ll stop feeling overwhelmed Ever feel like you’re going in circles and not getting much done? In today’s society we have so many distractions and are often overwhelmed to the point where we sometimes just stop producing. A simple way to stop this feeling…


What I Learned From The Instant Millionaire by Mark Fisher

This book — The Instant Millionaire by Mark Fisher — was a more unusual read for me, but it really impacted me so I wanted to feature it on Sidepreneurial. I read every day and I don’t talk about every book on this blog — I only write about the ones that I feel I’ve learned from and can pass along lessons to you that I think are worth the time you spend reading my content. This book is a very quick read and I recommend you read it…my wife even read it and liked it and we never read the same books! FABLE AND SPIRITUAL What’s different about this book for me is, first, it’s a fable. The lessons of the book are told in story format…and I’ve realized I really like consuming content in this style! Secondly, it’s a bit more spiritual than the books I typically read….


How Micheal Joseph, the CEO of Safaricom, Kenya. And His Idea and Expertise on Mobile Phone Payment System M-Pesa in Kenya Got Him to the #3 Position on the Top 100 Business Visionaries Creating Valued in the World

Michael Joseph, Managing director of mobile money, Vodafone is the number 3 on the 100 the Top Business Visionaries Creating Value for the World as shortlisted by the Business Insider When Michael Joseph landed the job as CEO of Safaricom, a Kenyan subsidiary of telecom giant Vodafone, in 2000, the company had a mere 18,000 subscribers. A decade later, Safaricom boasted a staggering 17 million users and an impressively low attrition rate. The key was the development and remarkable proliferation of mobile phone payment system M-Pesa, which Joseph managed. Safaricom launched the service in 2007, initially as a means of facilitating microfinance, hoping to circumvent the inefficiencies and risks of the country’s cash economy. With M-Pesa, a few easy taps on a cellphone enabled any Kenyan to seamlessly send and store money — to pay bills, buy groceries, or even run a business. Adoption exploded, and by 2015 M-Pesa had 20 million users in Kenya,…


7 Benefits of Regular Physical Exercise

7 Benefits of Regular Physical Exercise Want to feel better, have more energy and perhaps even live longer? Look no further than exercise. The health benefits of regular exercise and physical activity are hard to ignore. And the benefits of exercise are yours for the taking, regardless of your age, sex or physical ability. Need more convincing to exercise? Check out these seven ways exercise can improve your life No. 1: Exercise controls weight Exercise can help prevent excess weight gain or help maintain weight loss. When you engage in physical activity, you burn calories, pot belly. The more intense the activity, the more calories you burn. No. 2: Exercise combats health conditions and diseases Worried about heart disease? Hoping to prevent high blood pressure? No matter what your current weight, being active boosts high-density lipoprotein (HDL), or “good,” cholesterol and decreases unhealthy triglycerides. This one-two punch keeps your blood…


5 Secrets of Great Leaders

Leadership is more than just recruiting and managing a team, setting goals and delegating. It’s a blend of innate characteristics and learned skills. Let’s take a look at some of the qualities of great leaders. 1.They Imagine The Future Effective leaders need vision. They know where they are now, and where they’re going. And that requires significant knowledge of your profession because you need to be able to read the landscape. It’s like a great driver needs to know more than just how to operate the car, and work within the road rules. They need to be able to see ahead, judge the environment and predict the unpredictable. Effective leadership in an educational setting requires a vision for educational change. That’s not easy. To do that well you need to understand both the purpose of leadership and the role of educational change. And then you need to understand the deep…


Inspiring Succes Story of Nnamdi Ezeigbo, Founder/CEO., of SLOT LTD; How He started and His 11 Philosophies of Life for this Generation

In celebration of Mr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo’s 51 years Birthday on August 4th, 2017. I want to share the lessons i have learnt from my association with him, as well as his Philosophies of Life as shared by Mr. Ezeigbo. There is a popular saying that the meaning of a person’s name always manifest in the person’s life and attitude. Little wonder Nnamdi’s surname Ezeigbo, which means the King of the Igbo race is really manifesting in his life. Mr. Nnamdi Ezeigbo is a visionary leader, great entrepreneur and philanthropist, the founder/ Chief Executive of SLOT LIMITED; the leading Phone distribution and retail company in Nigeria today with over 50 stores across Nigeria. The success story of Nnamdi Ezeigbo is an inspiring one, it validates the truth that one can actually rise from the ground to great heights against all odds. I know Mr. Nnamdi in the early 2000 at his former…


Tony Elumelu Inspirational Message to a group of 1000 young Africans at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows Summit

Heartfelt words of Tony Elumelu to the next generation of African leaders Last week in DC, Tony Elumelu spoke from the heart to a group of 1000 young Africans at the 2017 Mandela Washington Fellows Summit. His message was this: To the young Africans of today, the future belongs to you. You must seize the future to shape the destiny of our continent. You must refuse to be a complaining generation, this must be a DOING generation. We talk and we complain far too much. Your generation should be a different generation, it should not be a talk generation. It should not be a generation that knows only how to complain but unable to change things when opportunity arises. There is a leadership vacuum in Africa, and that leader can be you. It should, in fact, be you. Our continent is as it is because of a dearth of good leadership…


Discover How to Escape the Rat Race….. And Attain Financial Freedom ! Make Plans to Attend this Financial Freedom Seminar

How I work in Nigeria and Earn in Euros from a Legitimate Business I Promote from Home with my Phone, WhatsApp and Social Media! And How You Can Do the Same If You really Want to Escape the Rat Race and attain time and financially Freedom…… Wouldn’t it be great if you could escape the path you are currently on, and start living the life you have always wanted? If you work on a job or have a business that takes you away from home 7am – 7pm, and yet every month you get the same salary with no time for your personal life. And you do it, month in, month out and year in year out just to pay the bills and survive, it’s called the Rat Race! Its an endless cycle that leads to nowhere but to stress and ill health. Well, there’s a better path you can…


FINANCIAL FREEDOM SEMINAR: Discover How i Earn Thousands in Euros Working Online From Home Representing a Fast Growing Multinational and Multi Billion European Company Here in Nigeria. And How you can do same!

 An European company with offices in over 120 countries worldwide is offering Nigerians the opportunity to partner with them and WORK FROM HOME earn good money in Euros. – Would You Like to Earn Extra Income Working Online From Home Part-time And Still Keep Your Job or Business If you Wish? -Are you UNEMPLOYED or UNDER-EMPLOYED and TIRED of looking for JOB or Receiving a Peanuts that CANNOT make ends meet? -Are You looking for a home business you can operate part-time or full time and earn extra income in foreign currency? -What Would an Extra Income in hard currency mean to you in this Period of Recession? – What if introduce you to the company that enabled me to attain Financial Freedom, that gave me the opportunity to live and work here in Nigeria and earn in Euros? If you answer yes to any of the qualifying questions above,…


Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Founders of Google and Why they One of the Topmost 100 Visionary Leaders adding Value to the World

Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Cofounders; president (Brin) and CEO (Page), Google Before it was used as a verb, Google was a research project called BackRub. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, who met at Stanford, eventually came up with a catchier name and raised $1 million from family, friends, and tech-industry insiders who were impressed with their search engine. Nearly 20 years later, the two founders oversee the world’s second-most valuable company, behind Apple, with a catalogue of massive services, including the video site YouTube, smartphone software Android, and Google Maps, that generate about $75 billion in annual revenue. Page and Brin’s obsession with game-changing “moonshot” projects have pushed the company to make big bets on futuristic technology, like self-driving cars and smart contact lenses, that have the potential to upend entire industries. The company’s list of perks are legendary in Silicon Valley, with employees getting everything from gourmet food to…


Elon Musk,the Brain Behind, Tesla Electric Cars and SpaceX Travel

Elon Musk, Founder and CEO, Tesla and SpaceX More than any other Silicon Valley entrepreneur today, Elon Musk is a fountain of audacious, world-changing ideas. Tesla’s electric cars are upending the automotive industry and reducing the world’s dependence on fossil fuels that cause global warming. SolarCity also aims to reduce fossil fuel dependence by making solar power for homes affordable and easy to install. SpaceX is one of a handful of companies trying to accelerate space exploration by bringing the energy and enthusiasm of the private sector to bear. If that weren’t enough, Musk also came up with an idea for a new type of high-speed transportation system called the Hyperloop, which would take people between San Francisco and Los Angeles — about 400 miles — in 30 minutes. Now several companies are raising funds from venture capitalists to try to make this dream a reality. Musk has a reputation…


5 Reasons Why Your Next Big Idea Might Fail and How to Prevent It

If you’re anything like me, new business ideas run through your brain each and every day. Sometimes, we come across a few particular ideas that we just can’t stop thinking about—because they are that good! You know what I’m talking about. Constant brainstorming, rapid note taking, and visions of success are all symptoms of this sort of “business bug.” Many times, however, after a couple of days or even a couple of months, the motivation behind these great ideas just seem to die out and never evolve into the next step. It’s kind of sad because I’m sure many of those ideas were awesome, money-making ideas. If we can understand why this happens, then I think we can stop the momentum from slowing down and start taking things to the next level. Here are five main reasons why I think ideas in our head take a turn for the worse:…