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Don't Excuse My Child's Bad Manners!!

by Oluseye Igbafe


Nowadays, children are more open and bolder than we were at their age. They boldly question our choices and even our instructions. They have a high level of curiosity and we have been advised not to shut it down so as not to kill their instincts or creativity.
This boldness however pre-disposes them to being rude. They often say whatever comes to their mind and it’s our job as parents to help them draw the line between being open and rude.
Unfortunately, a lot of parents would rather make excuses for their children. Children who respond rudely or sarcastically to adults are no longer corrected but are even branded as being smart, cheeky or funny.  You hear parents say things like, “He just says what’s on his mind!” or “These children are funny oh”. I don’t have anything against children expressing themselves but we need to tell our children when they are being rude and even make them to apologize.
This brings me to my second point. These days, parents hardly ask their ch…

Increase Your Chances of Success- Take a SWOT Analysis!

Chance favors the prepared mind.– Louis Pasteur
Today I want to introduce to you a great technique that you can use in analyzing yourself and your environment in readiness for growth. Self-analysis is possibly one of the most complicated things, yet it plays a very significant role in personal progress. To be the best of you, you must understand your strengths and deal with your weaknesses.
SWOT Analysis was designed to be used for businesses but you can apply it to your personal life, career, business, marriage and even your skills –if you are a job seeker.
SWOT stands for
S- Strength
W-Weaknesses
O-Opportunities
T-Threats
The main purpose of a SWOT analysis is to promote the identified strengths, reduce weaknesses, exploit the opportunities and have a contingency plan to minimize threats. The analysis help you find out what you are good at and what you are terrible at. SWOT can also help you become the best version of yourself - SWOT is a tool for you.

SWOT Analysis can also help you devel…

Are Your Goals SMART Enough?

By Oluseye Igbafe

Happy New Year!  Sequel to my last post on Starting the Year Strong, my question to you today is "Are your goals SMART enough?" Goal setting is an essential aspect of purposeful living. A life without goals is a collection of random happenings and coincidences. Rarely is any great achievement made without a goal or a plan. To make the best of not just the year but your life, you must set goals. SMART goal setting brings structure and trackability into your goals and lifts them above being just vague resolutions. So are your goals SMART?
SMART is an acronym for S- Specific M- Measurable A- Achievable R- Relevant  T- Time Bound
1. Specific- : Being Specific means you define what exactly it is you want to achieve. It's the difference between saying "I want to grow my business orimprove myself" to saying "I want to expand my business into clothing retail by March". 



Your goals must answer the questions: What do I want to achieve? Why? When? Where? An…