A Persistent Dream; America Still on His Mind.

It was just two days before the last Christmas. It was getting late. Willy was engrossed mending an old big map. It was one of those huge maps that National Geographic Society is well known for – a fold-in map from an old edition of the National Geographic magazine. Several old copies of the magazine…

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Drowning in Over Information? Here are 12 Strategies to Keep You Afloat.

Book Review Title: Surviving Information Overload Author: ©Kevin A Miller Publisher: Zondervan, 2004 Written well before the advent of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and all the other plethora of the web’s social networks, the issues highly and effectively addressed by Dr Kevin A. Miller are as relevant today as when the book was first published. Fortunate…

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More Grit to Your Life

Book Review Title: Grit – The Power of Passion & Perseverance Author: ©2016 Angela Duckworth Publisher: Simon & Schuster (Amazon Kindle e-book ) Attaining success and realizing lofty life and society transforming goals are not exclusively reserved for those we may consider naturally gifted trail-blazers. In her book, Professor Angela Duckworth explained that through the dint of…

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The 50 Best Ways to Approach Life

The 50 Best Ways to Approach Life SELF – ESTEEM You understand that you are unique, and that you have a unique contribution to make to this world. You realize that there are no mistakes in life, only lessons. You work daily to improve your skills and self-knowledge. You take pride in doing your best….

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On Turning Set-backs into Stepping-Stones – 1

The ride from home was uneventful. Or almost. This afternoon there was a light-shower. Now the “bombed-out roads” are flooded. The dry season is barely over, the heavy rains are still several weeks or months away. Just a light shower and the roads are already flooded. That means we are in for a very bad…

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Again and Again: Still on Self-Discipline

Book Title: THE DISCIPLINE MANIFESTO Conquering Procrastination and Harnessing Willpower in 5 Steps. Julio Lara ©2015 Julio Lara. All rights reserved I was fortunate to get this free on Amazon Kindle First some months back. Vital and practical points are succintly set forth and the reader can quickly relate to them and also put them…

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Doubt Your Self-Doubts, Just Stretch Yourself

“Itirayi ni gbogbo nkan.” — Wole Soyinka  The above statement in Yoruba language translates to; [clickandtweet handle=”cakinlade” hashtag=”Wole Soyinka” related=”” layout=”” position=””]”The trying is all.”[/clickandtweet] — Wole Soyinka In his memoirs, You Must Set Forth At Dawn, Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka attributed the above aphorism to his mother.  According to him, his mother, whom he described…

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