Mind Building

MAN can build up his mind and make it what he wills. In fact, we are mind-building every hour of our lives, either consciously or unconsciously. The majority of us are doing the work unconsciously, but those who have seen a little below the surface of things have taken the matter in hand and have become conscious creators of their own mentality. They are no longer subject to the suggestions and influences of others but have become masters of themselves.
They assert the “I,” and compel obedience from the subordinate mental faculties. The “I” is the sovereign of the mind, and what we call WILL is the instrument of the “I.” Of course, there is something back of this, and the Universal Will is higher than the Will of the Individual, but the latter is in much closer touch with the Universal Will than is generally supposed, and when one conquers the lower self, and asserts the “I,” he becomes in close touch with the Universal Will
and partakes largely of its wonderful power. The moment one asserts the “I,” and “finds
himself,” he establishes a close connection between the Individual Will and the Universal Will. But before he is able to avail himself of the mighty power at his command, he must first effect the Mastery of the lower self.

Think of the absurdity of Man claiming to manifest powers, when he is the slave of the lower parts of his mental being, which should be subordinate. Think of a man being the slave of his moods, passions, animal appetites and lower faculties, and at the same time trying to claim the benefits of the Will. Now, I am not preaching asceticism, which seems to me to be a confession of weakness. I am speaking of Self-Mastery – the assertion of the “I” over the subordinate parts of oneself.

In the higher view of the subject, this “I” is the only real Self, and the rest is the non-self; but our space does not permit the discussion of this point, and we will use the word “self’ as meaning the entire man. Before a man can assert the “I” in its full strength he must obtain the complete mastery of the subordinate parts of the self. All things are good when we learn to master them, but no thing is good when it masters us. Just so long as we allow the lower portions of the self to give us orders, we are slaves. It is only when the “I” mounts his throne and lifts the scepter, that order is established and things assume their proper relation to each other.

Deregulation of Oil System in Nigeria

Those who have been following the Arguments for and against Deregulation of the oil industry in Nigeria, may have got the impression that deregulation connotes lack of control or indifference on the part of Government.

But there is nothing so far from official quarters to suggest that deregulation will cause the Government to relinquish its control of oil industry because the absence of direct control does not mean that it will surrender all it’s rights to the entrepreneurs who may want to participate in the industry.

Many Nigerians have become resentful of deregulation and in fact the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), has threatened to ‘deregulate’ the Government if it should go ahead with the deregulation plan.

Today, the deregulation of some of these sectors has broken it’s monopoly and introduced healthy competition to make things a little easier for Nigerians.

Following from this , the apostles of deregulation rightly heap all the blame for the problems associated with petroleum products distribution, in this country squarely on the Government, which owns all the refineries and which sells fuel to the local consumers through it’s agency , the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

In the same way ,the Government argues that if the Current NNPC monopoly were broken with the introduction of entrepreneurs to the refining and sales of petroleum products in the country, the Nigerian people would be all the better for it.

It stands to reason that once the Government continues to fix maximum prices for Petroleum Products in this country, the deregulation of the oil sector should bring some relief to the people by ensuring that wastage,corruption and inefficiency are reduced to the minimum consumers will laugh last because competition will result in the availability of the products at reasonable prices.

This appears to be the sense in deregulation.

Th word deregulation emphasizes on when rules and controls are removed from a Business. Paul Sampson.

Trapped In Girls Hostel

THE GIRLS’ HOSTEL
.
I went to visit my babe in the female hostel
and we both slept off.
I woke up by 9:32pm
and guys were not
allowed in the hostel
beyond 9:00pm.The girl
went outside and told me
girls were already naked
that if I come out I’m
finished. So She suggested I wore her
clothes and pretend to be
a lady and cover my face
with a long hair tie and
walk out of the hostel but
I was scared cause I was
gonna see so many girls
naked before getting to
the gate. And Her roommates were already
on their way back. I was confused.
.
I asked her how
understanding her
roommates could be and
she said one of them was
a campus fellowship MAMA that will surely
report if she knew. She said she would go
outside and tell them snake had entered the
room but I said no that they were gonna go
call security or so.
.
I told her to bring her wig
and a wrapper,she
brought it and I wore it
and covered myself with
the wrapper and asked
her to tell her roommates
when they come in that I
was her friend who came
to see her and was sick
and couldn’t go back to
my hostel in Annex.
.
So, I slept on the bed and
turned my face to the
wall. She slept on the bed
with me.

Her roommates
came in, started gisting
and asked who I was,she
told them what I told her
earlier.
One of them came
close and touched my
neck and was like her
body is not really hot na…
she said “Yes, I just took
drugs.”
.
Next thing I heard was can I pray for her?
that was the fellowship mama
talking. She said I should
just turn my face and have faith that it’s
gonna be well.
This my girl, was very smart. She told
her I was a Jehovah’s
witness member that I
won’t like it. I was so
scared.
.
Two of them changed up,
they were talking of going to have their
bath. I was still scared. They went out
to have their bath. My girl
tapped me and said babe
I’m scared, what do we
do? I told her I was gonna stay in the hostel
till 6:00pm the next day
when boys are allowed in
so I can leave. We agreed.
.
We slept and I didn’t
know when I started
snoring. She tapped me
and whispered you are
snoring like a man. My
people.. Na so sleep take
vanish for my eyes… I
could not sleep again. My
Nokia phone battery was
almost dead. I stayed up
till the next morning.
.
Around 4:00pm,One of her friend ask, ,
your
friend is still sick? She
answered “Yes”. The girl
said we should go to the
school clinic that
someone’s child should
not die here ooo.
She went out and had her
bath. The fellowship
mama came back and
didn’t say a word. Now it
was 6:00pm, the chance I
had to leave the hostel
freely as a guy but the
roommates were still
inside.
When it was 7:00pm, she
sent me a text and said
she was gonna ask her
roommates to join her
that she was gonna buy
food for them. That once I
hear them leave, I should
wait for 7 minutes and
leave the room
immediately.
.
she asked them to join her go eat, but the
mama… This
same fellowship mama
Hmmm.
Said she was OK and didn’t want to eat. I
felt like dying. So, the other girl said let’s go
together, so they left.
.
Next thing I felt was a touch. The mama
touched me and said “Mr Man, you can
leave our hostel now. Don’t think I’m
stupid. I saw your shoe under the bed. I
heard when you were snoring like a pig. It’s
either you come down now and leave or I
call the security for you”.
.
Brothers and sisters, I
came down; thanked her
very well and she invited
me to their fellowship
with a serious threat that I must attend or
else she
will expose everything…
.
To cut the long story
short… That was how I
started playing Drums at
NIFES FELLOWSHIP in school.

working in good faith

No matter How am hungry, I can never choose scamming as an option.I’ve once worked with a boss that’s a Fraudster, but it never moved me. Even though I know the tactics and all..Yes, I dey Photoshop work for Gee boys.. Ehen no be my business I dey do?Your reputation is your pride. No matter what you’re going through now, don’t think of making a brother sad cos you want to please your needs.Every situation you’re going through right now is just for a limited time. I’ve been there too, and I can tell you, I suffered alot and still suffering sef, until I say I’m satisfied. “No one is ever satisfied”Faith is one great weapon, and it depends on how you use it. Believe is another weapon. look for something to believe in.. Whether you serve God or gods, at least believe in something.Put your God first, and never cease to pray and remind God of that thing you want to achieve.Don’t just sit and expect Manna to fall from heaven. Even the bible said, “God helps those who help themselves.”If you don’t take a step and look into yourself and find that which you love doing, You’re going to remain there, because no one is ready to help you. Unless you have a rich parent to depend on.So this is my little advice.Do this things, I tell you, You’ll see changes.

the Real Deal

I just stumbled on this screenshot of my blog while it was still alive.

The screenshot brought back so many memories.. and one of the mistakes I’ve made in life was shutting down this blog to run a project which later didn’t go well.

At least I learnt a lot and I’ve used it to impact of others. I’ve been in blogging for 9 years, and am so disappointed at what blogging has become of..

Those people who call themselves bloggers these days are mostly about the Adsense..

I remembered 7 – 9 years ago, all we know then was to beautify our blog. I still remember, Exam expo and Music Upload was one of the major things that bloggers use in making money then

Nowadays, Adsense is what everyone is focusing on, and that’s why their program is getting harder and complicated…

“No one wants to give back, but they want to receive”..

Lemme give you a little story of how I started blogging:

I discovered blogging all by myself… There was no one to tell me that I can make money through it.. Then I had the passion for Programming, and I took to Wapka to learn the basics of HTML, CSS and Javascript..

It was awesome then, cos we have a community of friends (Bloggers and Webmasters), we share ideas and scripts until we discovered PBNL..

From PBNL, I felt the need to learn PHP and to code and edit my scripts. All for the beauty of my blog.. And for users to visit and be like, wow this blog is awesome..

I remembered one guy that everyone was after his design. The owner of naijakit now… He was good at CSS then.. Lol..

I remembered a guy also that I took as my mentor then, He never recognized me, but i’ll only check his blog and find something nice stuff in it, then create that same thing and add my own taste to it.

The only blogger I knew in real then was @Emeka Nwonye… We lived in the same area.. He took over my area by painting his bloging URL on the wall of my street then

Designing the blog and traffic are the things we were focusing on then.

Our source of traffic then was sharing to friends and Link exchange.

It was fun until everyone started indulging on Adsense… Adsense was fun too.. Cos then, we were disciplined and cautious.. and also SEO..

So what am I trying to say?

If you don’t have passion for blogging, you’ll never succeed with it.. If you think Copy and Pasting will take you anywhere, my brother you’re wasting your time..

The Truth:

– Blogging is as simple as Giving and Receiving…

– Adsense is not the only means of surviving.. There’s Affiliate Marketing, Selling of Products and Services and so many other ideas you can come up with…

– Blogging is not an easy task.. It might take years to start seeing result for some people.. and months for some..

– Blogging without spending is a waste of time and commitment..

– Blogging with no interest and goal is not worth the task..

– The more you spend, the faster you get results..

Follow these rules and see results in no time.

DREAMS LIVE

DREAMS LIVE

Dreams are visions of the future, to guide you on what you can become in Life if you work towards it without letting Impossibility and ignorance overwhelmed you.

A story of a Ghanaian young Man known as Jimmy who had no parents (were dead) but leaves with his Grandma for years.
Jimmy had always want to visit the big cities and live in a Big house, but he never had the opportunity, this has become his dreams in life.
The young Man Jimmy was very good in Athlete, but never had the courage to go out to develop his skills.

One day on his way back from an errand, he saw a young girl who was robbed and she was help less, he has never had the courage to speak to anyone except his grandma, but at this time, he has no option but to render help.
After giving her a lift to her people who were busy searching for her that night, he could not wait too hear the word Thank you, when he ran back home.

The next day he got a visitor, for the first time of his life, he was so surprised and was totally shy to speak too her, but as time goes on he was able to cop with the visitor, who was the young girl he helped.
Her name was Nadia, she came to see the face of the young man who helped her, and to offer him thanks as well.
She asked him what was his name?, and he slowly responded Jimmy which he had never told anyone before.
After some days, there became good friends and were actually together except night fall.
On a very cool evening while there were having fun, Nadia said to Jimmy there should run a little race of 100 meters, and Jimmy accepted.
When they set off for the race, Nadia could not believe her eyes when Jimmy ran faster like the world fastest man Usain Bolt.

She was so amazed and suggested that he should join a team which was preparing for one of the African Marathon race, at first he refused, but she was able to convince him, and he agreed.
The first day at the training he was good but needed more stamina to balance, mean while haters were already jealous of him, and were already Critizing him, as time went on, he was able to cop and never pay attention to them.

When the time was up for the Competition, he was selected among the six best that will represent his country in the African Marathon race, this was the beginning of his dreams.
And the day of kick-off came by, Jimmy and the other athletes was flown out of the Country, to were it was hosted, and the pitch was set for the race when Jimmy realize that he needs to win the trophy for a Bigger dreams.

He took a burning desire that he must win the trophy, which later came to pass by.
Jimmy won the trophy and was awarded by the President of his country, with some rewards like Car, A mansion, cash prize and many more. This story has definitely proven that dreams do live, so don’t give up.

Specialized Knowledge

PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OR OBSERVATION

THERE are two kinds of knowledge. One is general, the other is specialized. General knowledge, no matter how great in quantity or variety it may be, is of but little use in the accumulation of money. The faculties of the great universities possess, in the aggregate, practically every form of general knowledge known to civilization. Most of the professors have but little or no money. They specialize on teaching knowledge, but they do not specialize on the organization, or the use of knowledge.

KNOWLEDGE will not attract money, unless it is organized, and intelligently directed, through practical PLANS OF ACTION, to the DEFINITE END of accumulation of money. Lack of understanding of this fact has been the source of confusion to millions of people who falsely believe that “knowledge is power.” It is nothing of the sort! Knowledge is only potentialpower. It becomes power only when, and if, it is organized into definite plans of action, and directed to a definite end.

This “missing link” in all systems of education known to civilization today, may be found in the failure of educational institutions to teach their students HOW TO ORGANIZE AND USE KNOWLEDGE AFTER THEY ACQUIRE IT.

Many people make the mistake of assuming that, because Henry Ford had but little “schooling,” he is not a man of “education.” Those who make this mistake do not know Henry Ford, nor do they understand the real meaning of the word “educate.” That word is derived from the Latin word “educo,” meaning to educe, to draw out, to DEVELOP FROM WITHIN.

An educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.

Positive Driving Force

POWER is essential for success in the accumulation of money.
 PLANS are inert and useless, without sufficient POWER to translate them into ACTION.
This will describe the method by which an individual may attain and apply POWER.
POWER may be defined as “organized and intelligently directed KNOWLEDGE.” Power, as the term is here used, refers to ORGANIZED effort, sufficient to enable an individual to transmute DESIRE into its monetary equivalent.
ORGANIZED effort is produced through the coordination of effort of two or more people, who work toward a DEFINITE end, in a spirit of harmony. POWER IS REQUIRED FOR THE ACCUMULATION OF MONEY! POWER IS NECESSARY FOR THE RETENTION OF MONEY AFTER IT HAS BEEN ACCUMULATED! Let us ascertain how power may be acquired.
If power is “organized knowledge,” let us examine the sources of knowledge:
 a. INFINITE INTELLIGENCE. This source of knowledge may be contacted through the procedure described in another chapter, with the aid of Creative Imagination.
 b. ACCUMULATED EXPERIENCE. The accumulated experience of man, (or that portion of it which has been organized and recorded), may be found in any well-equipped public library. An important part of this accumulated experience is taught in public schools and colleges, where it has been classified and organized.
 c. EXPERIMENT AND RESEARCH. In the field of science, and in practically every other walk of life, men are gathering, classifying, and organizing new facts daily. This is the source to which one must turn when knowledge is not available through “accumulated experience.
” Here, too, the Creative Imagination must often be used. Knowledge may be acquired from any of the foregoing sources. It may be converted into POWER by organizing it into definite PLANS and by expressing those plans in terms of ACTION.
Examination of the three major sources of knowledge will readily disclose the difficulty an individual would have, if he depended upon his efforts alone, in assembling knowledge and expressing it through definite plans in terms of ACTION.
If his plans are comprehensive, and if they contemplate large proportions, he must, generally, induce others to cooperate with him, before he can inject into them the necessary element of POWER.

The Starting Point for Positive Achievements

Every man aims Success in future, but what have you done?, and what are the Decisions you have taken?, to enable you for this success?.
In the Story of Edwin C. Barnes, when he climbed down from the freight train in Orange,
N.    J., more than thirty years ago, he may have resembled a tramp, but his
thoughts were those of a king!
As he made his way from the railroad tracks to Thomas A. Edison’s office, his mind was at work. He saw himself standing in Edison’s presence.

 He heard himself asking Mr. Edison for an opportunity to carry out the one CONSUMING OBSESSION OF HIS LIFE, a BURNING DESIRE to become the business associate of the great inventor.
Barnes’ desire was not a hope! It was not a wish! It was a keen, pulsating DESIRE, which transcended everything else. It was DEFINITE.
The desire was not new when he approached Edison. It had been Barnes’ dominating desire for a long time. In the beginning, when the desire first appeared in his mind, it may have been, probably was, only a wish, but it was no mere wish when he appeared before Edison with it.
A few years later, Edwin C. Barnes again stood before Edison, in the same office where he first met the inventor. This time his DESIRE had been translated into reality. He was in business with Edison. The dominating DREAM OF HIS LIFE had become a reality. Today, people who know Barnes envy him, because of the “break” life yielded him. They see him in the days of his triumph, without taking the trouble to investigate the cause of his success.
Barnes succeeded because he chose a definite goal, placed all his energy, all his will power, all his effort, everything back of that goal. He did not become the partner of Edison the day he arrived. He was content to start in the most menial work, as long as it provided an opportunity to take even one step toward his cherished goal.

What step have you taken towards your goal?, Or are you waiting for someone else to command you?, Arise and Assert your self because the REAL YOU REMAINS IN YOU UNTIL YOU ESTABLISHED IT, IT WOULD NEVER BE KNOWN, take a BURNING DESIRE today and embark on your journey for Success.

Resetting your Mindset

Each time you try starting up something, you end up failing because of the way you are been criticized by haters, But it’s high time you bounce back by RESETTING YOUR MINDSET, take a burning desire and embark on a new beginning, Because the Real you remains in you until you establish it, it would never be known, you just have to focus on your Mindset and never pay attention to haters, because there will always try their possible best to crush and crumble you.

Build a positive mindset by working towards your dreams and creating ideas from your experiences to enable you form and take a burning desire that will actually boost your mindsets into positive thinking, creating an atmosphere of possibility in your life and that of the victims around you.

 It doesn’t just take a blink of an eye for things to work as they are expected too, but rather it takes overcoming a lot of challenges and resisting haters too get through the boundaries of continuous failure.

 In terms of Babies, babies RESET their MINDSET and also take burning desire oftenly to overcome challenges in their upcoming lifes. When a baby sits and watch other babies like him/her stands and even walk, this actually creates a positive thinking in his/her mind saying, if this babies can stand and walk, why can’t I ?, there have two legs, two hands and two eyes, in fact there have everything I have, so what is stopping me?, if nothing is stopping them, this also means nothing is stopping me, I definitely CAN DO THIS.

 All of a sudden, you see the baby trying to stand, and no matter how many times he fails, he/she keeps on keeping on until he finally succeeds and after that he moves on to next level which is walking, with an 100% Believe that he can and he will. This actually confirms the power of RESETTING YOUR MINDSET.
 Don’t wait for tomorrow to come, because tomorrow is now and in the future you will see the power and the benefits of RESETTING YOUR MINDSET. – Paul Sampson