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Pictures from Ibukun Onitiju’s talk at TEDxOsu Ghana 2018

TEDxOsu was WOW! First, thanks to you for the input in choosing my TEDxOsu topic. The winning topic is 'Don't Propose to a Stranger'. The talk had educational, emotional and engaging stories of loss, love, and laughter. I am looking forward to the full video. In the meantime, see the photo gallery below from my talk at TEDxOsu.      

The Speaker Lineup for TEDxOsu with Ibukun Onitiju – September 8th 2018 conference

TEDx is a global movement devoted to bringing ideas worth spreading to communities around the globe meant to spark conversations, prompt innovation and create connections. TedxOsu is a community platform to impact the people of Accra and its surroundings. Osu, the heart of Accra is made up of challenging minds and spirited industries of Africa. The theme for this conference is...

1 Thing Top Performers Do When They Get a New Boss

Think about a time when you reported to a new boss. You would have most likely seen that it is an emotionally charged experience from both sides, where competence itself is not what drives behaviour but uncertainty. A new boss wants to know First, there are 4 things your new boss would like to know which he/she may not want to...

The 6 Sales Interview Questions You Will Get Asked (and How to Answer Them)

In the past 12 months, I have conducted not less than 20 sales interviews to fill sales positions in both Nigeria and Ghana. For the past 2+ years, I have also been responsible for leading sales teams. For everyone attending a sales interview, these tips from themuse would come very handy to land your next sales job. For many salespeople, selling...

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. -Thomas Edison What do you plan to do this week that will make a difference in your life? #NewWeek #MindandMouth #MondayMotivation #NewMonth

How to Pass Your Probationary Period

Gina recently landed her dream role at a top tech firm. She started off feeling confident and capable. But, after just one week, she received some feedback from her manager about her performance that's left her worried for her job. Now she keeps on second-guessing herself. She's scared to speak up and ask questions in case she looks stupid. Her...

When the Pastor does not believe the prayer

Pastor believe prayer
What do you do when the Pastor praying for you does not really believe that the prayer will be answered? I am not sure if you know, but it actually happens and one pastor told us a story a few days ago. But first, let me tell you about how I got the Visa to Canada at the very first attempt a...

Top quotes from Marc Andreesen that will challenge you

Tim Ferris introduced Marc Andreseen with the following opening paragraphs in his book Tools of Titans. Marc Andreessen is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley, and his creations have changed the world. Even in the epicenter of tech, it’s hard to find a more fascinating icon. Marc co-created the highly influential Mosaic browser, the first widely used graphical web browser....

6 Digital Marketing Channels that will grow any business if used correctly.

Digital Marketing Channels are a 'must' to understand to get ROI on digital marketing execution. It is always a joy to educate clients on the benefits of Digital Marketing and how it could help them increase awareness for their brand / product, increase sales, grow revenue and ultimately keep the business profitable. My enthusiasm is usually met with skepticism from decision makers...

Taking Initiative Part 1

I found this simple illustration: Imagine you share an apartment with roommates and the dirty dishes are piling up in the kitchen. With every additional plate, empty space in the kitchen disappears. Eventually, the filth tolerance level of one of the roommates is surpassed and this poor person starts doing the dishes. Often this initiative encourages roommates to follow the good example. Everybody likes having such leaders as roommates, and human resource departments have a strong interest in recruiting these personalities as well. In fact life....

Taking Initiative – Everything you need to know

Over the years I realise that while for some people taking initiative seems to come naturally, it is a skill that follows a thought pattern and can be replicated over and over and over again till it becomes an exact science. In this series, I show you how to become a 'Serial Initiative Taker' with 3 Stepping Stones to Taking Initiative

17 things you can do by Faith that you probably didn’t know

The concept of Faith is full of wonder, so when Bishop Eddy Addy of The Qodesh, Qedesh church in Ghana shared these things about Faith, you should know about them too. It is possible that you have read or heard someone talk about Hebrews 11 before, but have you ever counted 17 things that you can do by Faith? There are...

Why do we share problems with Pastors?

Why do we share problems with Pastors?
Why do we share problems with Pastors? I will delete the last two words – ‘with Pastors’ and change it to ‘Why do we share problems?’ That is so much easier to answer. Problem shared is problem halved, and there is now research data to back it up.  When you share your problems: ·       You feel light and relieved, like the burden has been shared. ·    ...

What type of procrastinator are you?

According to Leon Ho's chart, you could be a Chicken, Ostrich, Perfectionist, Daredevil or Self-Saboteur procrastinator. Whichever one you are, being a procrastinator can easily derail your career (and your life). This is a good time to take action. 1. Identify your triggers: the 5 types of procrastinator Identifying the type of procrastination you personally experience is an essential step for you...

Taking Initiative Part 2

“You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. - Zig Ziglar”

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Learning how to Take Initiative is not just another skill you must possess to pass an interview. In today’s highly competitive world, I regard ‘Taking Initiative’ as the number one skill you must possess to make it. To get a job, to keep your job, to get a pay rise, to excel in the Marketplace, to be a good parent, to be a great friend, to be relevant in your community, you need to be a serial Initiative Taker. Today, I talk about the fear of the unknown or the fear of the known in Taking Initiative, plus I share my 'Must See' Slides for a Taking Initiative Training I facilitated this week. This training slides anchor everything I'll teach in this series, and You'll Love the animated slides.

The Interactive Water Bottle That Turn Your Kids into “Water-holics” And Syncs Water Consumption With Your Phone

For health benefits, humans are required to stay hydrated – adults and children alike. Staying hydrated actually means having enough fluid and electrolyte in the body and the best way to achieve this is by drinking enough water on a daily basis. Children, being children, do not understand this and it is highly frustrating when they refuse to drink an adequate...

Merry Christmas from Mind and Mouth

Wishing you Love, Joy, Peace and Good Tidings.

Stop Procrastinating and Finish What You Start

Procrastination, laziness, and overwhelm may be the defining problems of our generation. Here are 3 strategies to help you overcome procrastination.

Employer vs Employee Lingo and what they mean

This is funny, but is it true? We'd let HR Managers and you weigh in. Employer's Lingo "Competitive salary" We remain competitive by paying less than our competitors. "Join our fast-paced team" We have no time to train you. "Problem-Solving skills a must" You're walking into a company in perpetual chaos. "Casual work atmosphere" We don't pay enough to expect that you'll dress up; well, a couple of the real daring...

God Is In This Place

This is a song that is so lovely and powerful at the same time. Declaring God's presence.  

14 Ways to Improve Your Self-discipline

14 ways to improve your self discipline
Self-discipline is a great asset to progress in your career. It ensures you are focused on the tasks that can get you the most results. These are 14 tips to improve your Self-discipline.  

Introducing Better Insights into How Your Ads Work on Facebook

One of the issues plaguing Facebook Ads’ system over the years has been the struggle associated with mining data and insight from the platform. Facebook has continued to enhance their system, launching an all-new Estimated Daily Results, along with upgrades to Delivery Insights. The changes not only aid in planning, but also shed light on Auction Metrics including overlapping...

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will

Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will. Take a bold step forward. Don't let doubt stop you! #failforward #mondaymotivation

You can trust God

During World War II, in the terrible days of the Blitz, a father, holding his small son by the hand, ran from a building that had been struck by a bomb. In the front yard was a shell hole. Seeking shelter as quickly as possible, the father jumped into the hole and held up his arms for his son to...

What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex!

Shed Simove sought to answer the question 'What Every Man Thinks About Apart From Sex' Surprising he came up with nothing and wrote a book about it with nothing (literally). It was a book of blank pages. In response to a simple question on the Q & A site Quora, what is the weirdest way someone has become a millionaire? Shed...

Make the most of your insecurity

In a recent email I got from Ramit Sethi, he shared what a former Facebook employee said about insecurity. Noah Kagan’s founded two multimillion-dollar businesses. And he lives an amazing life enjoying himself around the world working from his laptop. But what’s most interesting isn’t his success. It’s how he got there. After getting an amazing job as employee #30 at Facebook,...

What A Beautiful Name It Is – Hillsong

Declaring the beautiful, wonderful and powerful name of Jesus.  

When you are done dreaming, wake up to start the journey!

It is important to dream big, but you've got to wake up to get things done! #gettingthingsdone #wakeup #dreambig

A Super Easy Way to Motivate Yourself to Follow Through on Goals

Some people say what motivates us to stick to our goals is the end result—for example, if I put time into learning the ins and outs of Excel, I’d be able to pull budget reports so much faster. But personally, I’m pretty impatient, which means I can’t wait months to reap the benefits of spending my evenings taking an...

4 things every career professional must do in a recession to be a STAR

Are you a career professional? What are you doing to prepare for BOOM time? I decided to shoot a video and show you 4 things you must do now while many claim there is still recession. I plan to shoot a lot more video so this is the first of many. The funny thing is I just put on my phone camera, held...
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