We agree that Givers Never Lack, Designed life.

There is a popular adage which says; ‘Givers never lack’.

There is a personal experience that fits well with this particular topic, I can remember a day I had to go to register my mobile line at a nearby mobile service outlet. A lady rushed into the office, sweating, and shaking.

She came to seek for financial assistance on behalf of her boss, whose child was rushed to the hospital that same day. Her boss happens to be a great philanthropist in the area, one of her usually outreach was to organize an end-of-the- year party for kids in the area.

Without much ado, those who knew about her all gathered the money.

“Her child must not die, that woman is too good to lose a child,” A woman said.

It then dawned on me that those little hands you stretch to people count in great measures.

Help someone today

Inspire someone today, and motivate someone. Giving mustn’t be in terms of finance, your words are meant to proclaim encouragement. Give a word of encouragement today.

Someone is about giving up, that person needs you, would you allow that person sink into futility?

Give because you have the desire to, not because you feel intimidated by others doing it.

Also, Give because you see a future in those you are helping.

Give because you know what giving is.

Make efforts to give because you feel for that person.

Give because you know giving help, not because Pastor preached it on Sunday.

The best you can do for any human being on this planet, earth, is to be a blessing to their lives.

The Reality of Dreams

Sometimes pursuing your goals can be exhaustive. I had spent hours planning a photo shoot for my new product, only to be let down by the colors of my labels, the lighting, and the sunlight. I was disappointed and got very emotional.

Dreams are sometimes like that, they are never as expected. We plan things out perfectly in our heads but reality gives us a check and we must adjust accordingly. There are several ways to combat the funk that comes up when things don’t work out as planned.

#1: Let it flow

Sometimes what we focus so much on perfecting isn’t always necessary. In the case of my photoshoot, I focused on the positives, adjusted a few things and went along with the process.

#2: Don’t get funky:

It’s easy to get upset, discouraged, and downright funky because you didn’t have your way. You have to keep one thing in mind (nothing good comes easy). Always remember that when next you hit a block on your way to greatness. In my case, I focused only on the positive and put a spin on the photo shoot.

The truth is your dreams have a life of their own. They may not always take the intended course but be rest assured that they will come true.

5 Must Have Apps for Women

We all have heard there is an app for everything, and yes there is. Personally, apps have been an integral part of my daily productivity. It has helped me be more effective in business, and with my personal life. Here is a list of 5 must-have apps for every woman.

 

Audible

This is one of my favorite apps of all time. As a writer and book lover, this app helps me keep up with my reading. You can plug up your phone to the car and listen as you drive to an amazing collection of literature. Available on Android and IOS.

Available on Android and IOS.

 

Clue

We all have our monthly periods and for some of us, it’s too much trouble remembering when we are due for another flow. Clue is a free monthly menstrual period tracker which is approved by Obstetrics and Gynecologist worldwide. You don’t want to be caught red-handed on your next trip to the beach, would you?

Available on Android and IOS

 

 

myPill 

This app helps you to keep up with your birth control that way you never miss a pill ever again. We all know what can happen when that happens.

Available on Android and IOS

 

Mint

I downloaded this app years ago, it helps me monitor my spending and keep track of what I am worth. The app which is powered by Intuit helps you budget your income, pay and schedule your bills, and be more financially responsible.

Available on Android and IOS

 

Letgo 

If you are about making money from items you don’t use, there’s an app for that. You can buy and sell your used stuff and make money easily. There’s someone close by who wants what you have.

Available on Android and IOS

There is a Perfect Time

Waiting is a major life skill that requires patience and understanding that there is a Perfect time for everything we desire. “The Preacher” in Ecclesiastes talks about a timing for everything under the Sun, there are times opening that third chapter of the book seems like an old escape. It becomes almost a routine to wave our problems aside by saying “there is a time for everything” but deep down we are not convinced that the fulfillment of that time will come.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end, it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Habakkuk 2:3

How we handle our dreams matter a lot, it determines the value we place on them. The dream “speaks” when it is seen beyond just an idea or wishful thinking, waiting for it would not be just a routine but a clear cut action borne out of knowledge. There is always a period of waiting, that time when the seed takes root and finds an anchor in the soil. This period of waiting gives a young farmer a lot of anxiety, it would be perfectly normal to wake up every morning worried about why the seed has not found its way to the surface.

When a farmer has had enough practice, he understands that different seeds germinate at different times and the length of time could differ. What usually makes the wait worthwhile is the experience of harvest, sometimes just one harvest is enough to help us understand why waiting is important to our life journey. There is always a lot of activity before these times, a lot of plowing, watering, weeding and so on. Then the time of silent waiting comes, the vision may take a while but there is something you can be sure about. Seeds germinate when we have done our own part!

Planting is one of the simplest ways to explain to anyone why a lesson on “waiting” is important, it should also help young starters, entrepreneurs, employees to understand that time makes everything perfect. If you have an idea you have started out, don’t be in a hurry to see it turn into a billion dollar venture. Nurture the idea and give it all the love and care you can and most importantly learn everything you can about that stage of growth you have found yourself. The vision will come!

How to Handle Rejection

If you have ever received a rejection letter or email, you would remember how it feels when you just saw the mail man or when you got an email notification. The excitement, the rush, and hope. Everything in you desires that your request gets a positive response, family, and friends crowd around you also. Holding your breath, you click that button or unfold that letter.

Instead of “Congratulations” what you see is a big fat “Unfortunately” and the rest becomes a blur, the hopes come crashing down and you realize that all the time and effort you put into the process just went to waste.

In another case, for those who have a checklist for the “Ideal” partner, we hardly take the chances with too many people. We make quick assessments from afar and evaluate the chances we have before taking the leap, our expectations are high, we know this is the one. There is that urgency that follows, the rush to get a response after declaring our intentions. We have done our homework, you know what she wants, the food she loves, you both watch the same TV shows and are practically twins. Then she comes around to tell you, she wants to be a friend but cannot offer much more than that. A classic case of rejection with a little bit of sympathy.

In a number of cases, we get our works turned down, our stories rejected by publishers, proposals discarded and we become traumatized. Rejection is as traumatic as death, it kills something inside the recipient. How should rejection be handled?

– Rejection should never be seen as a failure, rather it should be seen as a pointer to new directions.

-Rejection should be accepted as a propeller towards trying new outlets for our goals. If you have applied for a Job and got rejected, apply for another and keep applying till you get what you want.
– Rejection is not a sign to lower your standards, your initial vision should not be discarded. Reassessment may be necessary in some cases but the zeal to achieve you life’s purpose or desire should never be discarded.
– Be proud of yourself always. There is always a big temptation to lose confidence in your abilities, a rejection letter could be the first step towards total self doubt. If you experience self doubt, reach out to friends, family and those within your support system and their words of affirmation may be all you need.

Rejection is not the same as failure, you are the answer to some specific need out there and God has a plan and purpose for your life. It is not those who start out with zeal that become heroes but those who endure to the end. Do you have any abandoned dreams? Now is the time to go pick them up again, let this be a wake-up call to let you know that you can become whoever you want to be and rejection should not kill your dreams.