Friday, February 3, 2023

Why Strategic Personal Branding is Important and an Amazing Opportunity for You


In this day and age, getting ahead of the competition, whether in business, career or other areas of life requires strategic thinking and action. Don't just do things randomly, do them intentionally. Let me use myself as an example.

I recently became a verified Wharton Interactive Instructor joining top professors, and executive coaches around the world in having such a distinction. In plain English, Wharton, the best Business School in the world agrees that I can guide students to take some of their latest cutting edge online courses. How did I manage to join such exclusive group of leaders? Strategic positioning and branding.

Let me take you through, what many people do not immediately recognise in the modern age is that there is a dual route to career advancement:

1. Academic               

2. Professional.

Many people understand the academic route – go to the university, get one or multiple degrees with good grades and hope to get a job with it. The professional route is less clearly defined, it relies more on your skills and alignment with leading organizations or people in the field. So for someone like me, this means, identifying the areas I wanted to have expertise in, building my knowledge and skill base and then getting professional certifications from the likes of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Google (I have 7 certifications) and a specialized certificate from the University of New South Wales. These qualifications in addition to being a co-owner and manager of JarusHub, which is Nigeria's No.1 platform for career guidance and mentoring, place me in a strong position for many engagements.

The good news for you my reader is that you can also leverage on the same principles as I have to get ahead of the competition. We are currently taking a few lucky people to take the Wharton Interactive Entrepreneurship Course with JarusHub support. You will be getting complete training and certification from Wharton on entrepreneurship and be getting support from me as your verified instructor to help you navigate the process and gain incisive insights. Whether or not you have strong academic qualifications does not matter as long as you have passion for entrepreneurship. Investors, customers and other stakeholders will respect you more if you have a powerful brand like Wharton attached to your profile. So, don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity and take advantage of our early bird discount before it runs out.

Remember, strategic branding works only when you align yourself with the best of the best. I hope to meet you soon as we have a great time sharing life-changing transformational knowledge about Entrepreneurship.

Click here to register.

Saturday, December 24, 2022

How to Make Money in Nigeria in 2023

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In Nigeria, making money can be a daunting task. With a population of over 200 million people, the competition for jobs and businesses can be fierce. But with a little ingenuity, hard work and dedication, you can make money in Nigeria in 2023. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

1. Invest in Real Estate Real estate is a great investment option in Nigeria and the demand for properties is only increasing. Investing in real estate can be a lucrative way to make money in 2023. There are a few different options available, such as buying and renting out properties, flipping houses, or investing in real estate development projects. 2. Become an Entrepreneur The rise of the digital economy in Nigeria has opened up a world of opportunity for entrepreneurs. With the right idea and the right team, you can make money in 2023 by launching your own start-up. Consider the current needs of the market and how you can fill that gap with your product or service. 3. Create an Online Business The internet has revolutionized the way businesses operate in Nigeria. You can make money in 2023 by creating an online business. Consider setting up an online shop, offering web design services, or becoming an affiliate marketer. There are many opportunities available to you if youre willing to put in the work. 4. Invest in the Stock Market The Nigerian stock market is a great way to make money in 2023. It can be a highly lucrative investment, but its important to do your research and understand the risks involved. Consider enlisting the help of a professional financial advisor to help you make informed decisions. 5. Become a Freelancer Freelancing is a great way to make money in Nigeria in 2023. With the right skills and a bit of hustle, you can build a successful freelance career. Consider offering services such as web design, writing, or graphic design. You can also look for freelance gigs on platforms such as Fiverr and Upwork.

Making money in Nigeria in 2023 is possible with a bit of hard work and dedication. Consider the above tips and start making your dreams a reality.

Friday, November 18, 2022

Ansar-ud-Deen College Isolo Provides Conclusive Evidence Debunking False Claims about its Students

Ansar-ud-Deen College Isolo is one of the most respected Muslim-owned and run secondary schools in Nigeria and the school which is also my alma mater was embroiled in a wicked rumour recently which arose from some people making false claims that students from an apparently Muslim school shown in a video dancing lewdly are from the school.

The school's ICT team has done a great job of dissecting and analyzing the said video to prove conclusively that the students and the location have nothing to do with Ansar-ud-Deen College Isolo or any of its sister schools. 

Please watch the video yourself next:

You can also visit the Ansar-ud-College Isolo's Facebook Page for more details. 

Sunday, September 11, 2022

How to Remove a Fish bone Stuck in Your Throat Naija Style


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You are eating that wonderful meal and then it happens! Seemingly as some sort of final revenge, the bone of the fish you are eating gets stuck in your throat ... Oh! The pain, you can barely talk or breathe without feeling discomfort. So, what do you do?

I have experienced this quite a few times over the years and let me inform you of some of the methods I have used over the years to dislodge fish bones in my throat.

Disclaimer: Please note that this is for information purposes only. I am not a doctor and do not have expertise to treat any medical ailment or emergency. You should go to the hospital if you feel your health is taking a turn for the worse at any point in time. I bear no responsibility or liability for information shared here.

Back to my list of fish bone removal from the throat techniques:

Ways to Remove Fish Bone Stuck in your Throat

1. Quickly move your throat to dislodge the bone.
2. Quickly drink water to flush it down.
3. Quickly eat a boneless part of the meal you were eating to push it done.
4. Eat bread
5. Eat African swallow food.
6. Eat a banana
7. Induce vomiting
8. Olive oil
9. Cough heavily
10. Rice

1. Quickly move your throat to dislodge the bone

Your throat moves food from your mouth to your stomach via a process called peristalsis. You may just be able to move the stuck fish bone down this way.

2. Quickly drink water to flush it down

Water flushes not just toilets; it can flush your throat as well. You may gaggle your mouth with it and swish it down in one smooth movement; the force might just dislodge that stubborn fish bone.

3. Quickly eat a boneless part of the meal you were eating

Your meal might just be what you need to dislodge that bone. Be careful to confirm you are not swallowing additional bones and swallow your food without chewing it properly; the mass might just be enough to dislodge the fish bone and push it into your stomach. Take care not to choke yourself doing this though.

4. Eat bread

Get bread, masticate and soften it a bit and then swallow. It might just help you dislodge the fish bone. Several swallowing attempts might be required.

5. Eat African swallow food

African swallow foods are things like Fufu, Eba, Akpu, Amala, Pounded Yam and wheat meal. They are made into thick meals that are almost solid but with some viscosity. These attributes make them excellent candidates for dislodging fish bones. By the way, if you see an African eating swallow food outside of Africa, just understand that he is eating not committing suicide a la Bright Chimezie's song.

6. Eat a banana

Bananas are really nice and eating a bunch might help you dislodge that bothersome fish bone stuck in your mouth. Just peel, eat not-so-thoroughly and repeat. It might just help you dislodge the bone because it is sticky and semi-solid. Swallowing might just push the fish bone down into your stomach.

7. Induce Vomiting

This might seem disgusting but it might be what you need. When we vomit, the food comes out forcefully and this force might just help you dislodge the fish bone and free you of the pain. You can place your tooth brush on your palate to induce vomiting in the bathroom. Take time to eat something after to replace the lost nutrients from vomiting food.

8. Olive Oil

A teaspoon of olive oil could help you push that fish bone along into your stomach -- problem solved. This is possible because of its stickiness with attaches to the bone and helps to slide it down into the stomach.

9. Cough heavily

Coughing generates a force. This force might dislodge the fish bone from your throat thereby freeing you of the pain.

10. Rice

This staple meal for a large part of the human population may just be the ultimate fish bone removal tool. My reasons for saying this are not farfetched. First, it is soft and sticky which makes it clump together when cooked. This allows it to be swallowed relatively easily in one mass and it can easily push down the bone in any position and part of your throat. Just chew the cooked rice slightly and swallow with a swish. Keep repeating until you feel relieved. You might even feel the bone moving slightly with each swallow until it is fully dislodged.

The site where the fish bone got hooked might hurt for a while but it should get better in a matter of days Godwilling.

Remember, visit the hospital if you feel serious pain or discomfort .

That's it folks, hope you found this helpful.

Let me know what you think by dropping a comment. 

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Let's Begin the Adventure: Top 10 Skills to Learn to Make Dollars Anywhere in the World


Do you desire professional growth and advancement? Perhaps generate some more income? Developing your skills is the best method to advance in your job and get more money online and offline. A strong skill set helps your CV stand out from the competition. Additionally, it raises your chances of advancement and gives you greater negotiating power when negotiating your salary. The skills that are likely to be most advantageous to learn in 2022 and in the next few years are listed below:

Top Skills to Learn to Make Dollars

1. Digital Marketing

2. Data Analysis

3. Software Development

4. User Experience 

5. Graphic Design

6. Web Design

7. Project Management

8. Content Creation and Management

9. Video Filming and Editing

10. Foreign Language

 My Story: How to Make it Big with the Big Global Tech Companies in Nigeria

1. Digital Marketing

Consider a career in digital marketing if you are creative, tech-savvy, and good at marketing. A part of marketing is digital marketing. It advertises goods and services through electronic gadgets and digital media platforms. Depending on the position, your annual salary could reach six figures in dollars. I have listed this skill first because it is not as technical as some of the other skills in this article. You can make a lot of money if you are really good at this. Some of the top guys make over $130,000 a year.

2. Data Analysis

The World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs Report predicts that analytical thinking and creativity will be the top skill in demand. Businesses across all sectors need more staff who can gather, evaluate, and exchange data that can help them solve business challenges as they depend more and more on data to make educated decisions.

 A variety of tools, such as Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, SQL, Tableau, R, or Python, can be used by data analysts. The more skilled you are, the more you can earn. Some earn over a $100,000 a year with this skill.

3. Software Development

Organizations need workers proficient in creating, maintaining, and advancing their technical systems as they increasingly rely on technology to expand their commercial capacities. The people who work in software engineering or DevOps create, oversee, and manage an organization's technological infrastructure.

DevOps or software engineering experts might work with Git, Docker, Jenkins, or Kubernetes, and they might be familiar with Python, Java, or C++. Again, the more skilled people in this field could easily earn over $100,000 a year.

4. User Experience (UX)

User experience (UX) designers develop readily navigable, aesthetically pleasing, and meaningful applications and websites.

You'll make sure that people using websites or applications have the most effective and enjoyable "user experience" possible as a UX designer. You'll be involved in creating digital goods and services for distinct target audiences and end users, therefore you'll need to comprehend end users' motives.

Together with other members of the digital team and the larger organization, you'll strive to make sure that the goods and services you provide satisfy the demands of customers. Some of the top guys in this field earn over $90,000 a year.

5. Graphic Design

By fusing art and technology, graphic designers—also known as graphic artists or communication designers—can convey ideas through visuals and the organization of printed materials and websites. To generate aesthetic or decorative effects, they may employ a range of design components.

Text and images are both used by graphic designers. The type, font, size, color, and line length of headlines, headings, and text are frequently chosen by them. Additionally, graphic designers determine the relationship between text and images in print or online, as well as how much room each should have. Graphic designers may turn data into visual visuals and diagrams by adding text, color, and images to make complicated concepts easier to understand. This is crucial for marketing and selling products. A lot of graphic designers work as freelancers but those that decide to work for organizations may earn as much as $90,000 a year.

6. Web Design

The appearance, structure, and functions of websites are created by web designers. A web designer needs to be knowledgeable in both graphic design and computer programming. Web designers collaborate closely with the development team to schedule website changes and set priorities.

Web designers work with clients to make their ideas for websites a reality. A web designer must comprehend the user experience in order to create a site that is simple to use and navigate. Front-end web development languages including HTML, CSS, JQuery, and JavaScript should be mastered by web designers.

Web designers should possess both technical and soft skills, such as proficiency in oral, writing, and presentation skills. A web designer must be able to connect with clients and other stakeholders. While many web designers work as freelancers, some of the top people working for organizations may over $100,000 a year.

7. Project Management

A common organizational structure used by businesses is one where various teams, departments, or team members all focus on the same project or product. Project management skills are the ability to coordinate actions across each of these functions. These team members might be in charge of coordinating with project stakeholders, managing budgets, and maintaining timetables (or various parties interested or invested in the project outcomes).

Consider "project management" to be a blanket word covering the qualities that employers usually cite as valuable: leadership, communication, planning, resiliency, and organizational abilities.

Many professions involve project management, which is crucial as you advance to managerial roles. The salaries for top project managers aren’t bad as well. You could earn over $100,000 a year as you rise to the top with this skill.

8. Content Creation and Management

Writing, editorial and publishing responsibilities fall under the purview of content managers. While duties differ from firm to company, some jobs are constant. They consist of the following; organizing content strategy, implementing the strategy by collaborating with the other team members –  such as the authors and editors, conducting research, keeping an eye on the content's production and dissemination, distributing content across different Internet and social media channels and improving existing content. You should also feel at ease using a variety of content types, such as: blog entries, web content, letters of sale, content on social media and promotional materials.

Writing, editing as well good knowledge of content management system (CMS) are essential skills to excel in this job. The top professionals with these skills may earn up to $100,000 a year or more.

9. Video Filming and Editing

To produce a finished film or video, film/video editors are in charge of working with assets such video camera footage, dialogue, sound effects, graphics, and special effects.

The editing, effects, and rendering of video motion pictures are the responsibility of film editors.

The director, producers, and other team members will give instructions to the film editor.

In order to make sure you are matching the cinematographer's vision for how a scene should seem in the finished product, you will typically work closely with them.

They will put together uncut video into sequences that tell a coherent, seamless story.

To accomplish this, you'll utilize a variety of programs, like Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, or Avid Media Composer.

The top professionals in this field may earn up to about $120,000 a year.

10. Foreign Language

Knowing how to speak a foreign language fluently can give you a great advantage in your career. You could work as a translator, language teacher, subtitler, actor and other interesting jobs. Top foreign language professionals could earn over $100,000 a month.

This list is not exhaustive and the figures cited are for information purpose only, they are not to be taken as the norm of every individual. Some people much less or more than the figures I have suggested here. However, what is not in doubt is that a lot of money can be made by having these skills in 2022 and coming years – at least, till the end of this decade.

Let me know what you think by dropping a comment.

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