Monday, 31 December 2012

26 things you might not know about Opeyemi F. Fasetan

Seriously, I am always a stiff writer and often serious but I have to do this for Opeyemi. And, I hope you enjoy every bit of it. It is Opeyemi’s birthday today and I have thought of what to do for her online. I could change my avatar, design a dp for her or change my dp to hers, keep wishing her happy birthday on twitter, sending sms, making phone calls; all these are wonderful but it is also for every other person. So, I thought, apart from her gift (from Dubai) I should also intimate you with 26 things you might not know about her; after all it’s her 26th birthday.

Let’s get down to it! –This should be interesting-

Monday, 24 December 2012

Season's Greetings

This year has indeed been a great year for us here at and we are sure it’s same for you too because of the grace upon your life. We appreciate God for how far He has brought us and for the wonderful things He has done in our lives individually and as a team. We are so glad and happy for the testimonies we have received and for the ones we are still expecting concerning this blog.   

Also, we will like to extend our profound greetings to you all, our readers and contributors on this blog. Thank you for your patience, thank you for allowing us to add to your knowledge and thank you for adding to ours as well through your comments and contributions. We are happy for the privilege to contribute to your life in one way or the other. Thank you again!

Therefore, on behalf of the whole wakeUP Int’l family and the team, we wish you Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year ahead.

God Bless You All.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


“Habitually creative people are always, “prepared to be lucky.”

The key words here are “prepared” and “lucky.” They’re inseparable. You don’t get lucky without preparation, and there’s no sense in being prepared if you’re not open to the possibility of a glorious accident.”

That wonderful location at the crossroads of preparation and good fortune.

I can’t think of the word without thinking of Thomas Jefferson’s mojo: “I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have.”
Are you working hard and preparing to be lucky? Or just registering for Visa lottery? :)

P.S. Twyla adds: “Being prepared for luck is like getting a voice message that tells you, “Something good may happen to you between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. today. Make sure you’re at your desk (or in your studio or office or at your workshop bench) working. And keep your eyes open for it.”

Plus: “Woody Allen said that eighty percent of success in show business is showing up. It’s the same thing with luck: eighty percent of it is showing up to see it.”

Finally, I know it’s important to be prepared, but at the start of the process this type of perfectionism is more like procrastination. You’ve got to get in there and *do.*”

I want this short and precise, hope the voodoo does the magic. Cheers

Tomisin Ajiboye

Friday, 14 December 2012


If you are as honest as some of us, you probably have a list of what you should have, the things you are entitled to, the things that should be and could've been. It’s easy to put a pen on paper and come up with a long list of  negatives in comparison to the positives in our life. It’s unfortunate we live in a society that feeds an entitlement attitude. We feel the whole world owes us everything and we should have everything our heart wishes.

As they often say “You won’t get what you don’t have until you learn to be grateful for what you do have.” I believe that is certainly correct. We often focus on the negatives and on things that are missing in our lives.  for example, we complain about not having that dream car we have been fantasising about forever, we complain about our relationship, about the five minutes delay of the train on our way to work (at least the train still showed up), or we wish we have a bigger pay, bigger house, the list could go on and on.  To state the obvious, it is not healthy! carrying a miserable and resentful feeling all around will be a great bondage. Complaining spirit will not change the situation or make us more abundance but rather make us more miserable.

Thursday, 13 December 2012


Fear is a spirit that limits and in some cases destroys totally one’s confidence to approach challenges and problem. For you to be successful and be at your peak, you have to conquer this spirit.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Will You Rather Fail?

Very often the best way to test an idea is not to analyse it but to try it. The guys that implements lots of ideas are likely to have many failures, but the chances are it will reap some mighty successes, too.

In order to develop the concept of the benefits of failure, Penn State University has a course for engineering students called Failure 101. The students have to take risks and do experiments. The more failures they have, the sooner they can get an A grade!

Many great successes started out as failures. 3M invented glue that was a failure – it didn’t stick. But it became the basis for the Post-it note – a huge success.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Are You A New Designer? For Beginners...

Every new designer aspires to be the best. However, this doesn't come easy. You not only have to work hard, but you also have to develop good artistic, marketing and communicative skills. You need to know where to market your skills and how to capture the client’s interest. There are hundreds of tips and tricks but I would like to share with you great secrets to becoming a graphic designer. The best designers understand these secrets and this is why they are the BEST.

1. Communicate, Relate, Share
Become a member of a graphic design community and interact with other like-minded designers. Such communities, forums and social gatherings help you to meet new people, share ideas, knowledge and grow as a professional. This is the best way to get maximum exposure, creating professional relations and gaining abundant knowledge regarding the design field.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Higher life

Higher life is another dimension of life; it’s a different life from the one everyone is comfortable with. It’s far above the average life we see around, it’s not costly but expensive; you pay a price for it but not money. It’s not the desire of many who can't pay the price, and those who can, won't pay. Higher life is a luxurious life, an extravagant mode of living, a state of fulfilment and higher comfortability. A state where you decide not to settle for the less but the best. A state where you object not to give up on your dreams. A state where you are overwhelmingly committed to raising your standard above everyone else. A state where your heart desire is to be the best and nothing but the best. A state where realising your goals and ambitions becomes the reason why you are still living. In short, higher life is beyond living a normal life, its an extraordinary one, its uncommon. 

So how will you attain this life?

Saturday, 1 December 2012


The road to an HIV free generation is everyone business and it begins with you knowing your status. The first time I heard about HIV/AIDS was in 2003 at the age of 16. (Correct information) the Young Men Christian Association(YMCA) came to my school to get young people who will volunteer to be peer educators under a reproductive health program. After filling their questionnaires, four of  us were chosen. We were trained for a week in Eruwa,Oyo State by professionals in development work, doctors,  public health practioners.

Monday, 26 November 2012

My Conclusion… by Tomisin Ajiboye

Your creativity is there. Waiting. It might be hidden behind a door of fear, or a wall of insecurity. But I guarantee you, it’s there. Just waiting to come out and play.

The Plan
Ask yourself these questions…
1. Do you want to rediscover your full creative self?
2. Can you make friends with your fear?
3. Do you have reasons to be more creative?

Then keep reading… Because… All good things come to those who risk.

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Dare to say NO! by Adesewa Olarewaju

That dreadful feeling that bubbles up inside of you the moment you agreed to do something you really do not want to do. You think about it over and over again the same moment you said yes, you eventually start blaming yourself for not having the guts to say NO in the first instance. I'm sure it has happened to you “YES YOU” at one point in your life.

Having the boldness to say No I believe is part of being confident. As human, we all need each other; our friends, family, work colleagues and neighbours are all dependent on helping one another to function and this is certainly why we should give each other a helping hand. There are instances we chose to help someone even-though we do not totally agree with their request, but we do it just to put a smile of their face. However, we cannot agree to every request that comes our way as this is not emotionally healthy.

How to Get and Stay Inspired as A Graphic Artist

In today’s competitive design market, it can be very difficult to create unique designs that stand out from the crowd. Often, this task is difficult because most designers are looking to current trends for inspiration on upcoming projects rather than searching for unique directions. As such, your best bet for finding new project directions is to seek out alternative inspiration sources. Here are five sources to gather new design ideas.

Look to the Past

retro inspiration

Often, the best way to discover new design directions is to look to the past. While everyone else is trying to go ultra-modern, you can set your work apart with retro-inspired designs.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Discover The Leader You Were Meant To Be!

I believe that trapped inside you is an undiscovered leader of great value to your generation!

Are leaders born, made, developed, created, cultivated, or products of circumstances? Is leadership reserved only for an elite few, a specific gender, people of a particular social stratum, or those of advanced intelligence? Is leadership the prerogative of a rare breed; is it a by-product of the superior DNA of a super-race? Or can anyone from anywhere at any time emerge as a leader? In some form , these questions have been around for thousands of years. This book is written to challenge the limitations of your conception of your own abilities and hopefully ignite in you the conviction that you were born to lead.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Giving Up: Another State to consider

Last week, I discussed about Persistence which is a powerful State to consider in our race for glory. Meanwhile there are questions which have been raised on this topic and this prompted me to write this second part.

One of the questions is when to give up or should we always persist and never give up even when we know deep down inside of us that things won't change anytime soon and we are not inspired to carry on?

Well, the truth is that there is no point carrying on where we have experienced diminished inspiration in what we are doing. Sometimes giving up is clearly the best option especially

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Modesty is humility! by Adesewa Olarewaju

I'm sure you guys have been at a gathering where a stunningly dressed female walks into the room. Suddenly, heads turn, people’s attention are captured, especially males. What just happened there was the power of dressing; God’s intention was for us to use it right and he has laid down certain principles to aid us in using it rightfully.

The Greek word for modest is kosmious, which means orderly, well-arranged, seemly, or modest. Modesty therefore is a behaviour, manner, or appearance intended to avoid impropriety or indecency.

Men are constantly fighting against lust, on a daily basis, it could be while making a quick trip to the mall or pulling up at the gas station or perhaps rushing down to the campus for lecture, they are constantly faced with battle against

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

10 Capsules for Creativelaria by Tomisin Ajiboye

Prescription: 2 daily ( 1 in the  morning and 1 in the evening)

Tap Into Creativity and Realize your Dreams
We are born creative, experiencing childhood from the creative, right side of our brain. Our early years are about exploring this creativity as well as learning how the world works by developing the logical and analytical left side of the brain.

As adults, concerned with matters of survival and success, we allow our creativity to fall into disuse. But, creativity remains a sharp and powerful tool that we can use to enhance our personal and professional lives. We can’t afford to ignore it.

Sunday, 4 November 2012

PERSISTENCE: The Attitude of Achievers by Ayobami Sholola

 To be successful, one needs to emulate the attitudes of past successful men and women.
Indeed, the achiever's attitude is an essential part of reaching your goals and fulfilling your dreams.
There are numerous attitudes of achievers, and the consequences of this attitudes is what qualified them to be called achievers, and in other to be successful like them, it is important to cultivate those unique attitudes. 

One of the unique attitudes of achievers is persistence. Achievers have a sufficient desire to reach the top, and work to gain the courage, determination, and confidence necessary to overcome the obstacles that
stand between them and their goals, yet they realise how uneasy this are and it was persistence that has always helped them.

Saturday, 3 November 2012


“To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear” - Buddah.
Good health comprises of a sound mind, body free from illness, diseases, physical disorder  etc.

Good health starts from the period of being an infant. At this stage, care and protection is needed for the child to grow and develop organs that will function well and also prevent diseases making sure that immunization is administered as at when due. A healthy child will grow into a healthy adult.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

No Such thing as PROBLEM by Tomisin Ajiboye

There is nothing wrong in making a mistake the first time around; just don’t let that mistake stop you from achieving your goal.

Try, try, and try again!

 1. Identify the problem
Be sure to state or define what is hindering your progress in achieving your goal. Don’t mistake contributors to the problem as the actual problem.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Dig A Well.... by Sholola Ayobami

Sometimes ago, a research was conducted by a university lecturer in the United State on how easily the future can be achieved. He picked the university’s ten best students and said: “Go home, sleep, wake and think about what or where you want to find yourself after ten years”. The question looks so simple or even foolish in their eyes, but they went home and did it. The next morning, they all reported to the lecturer’s office to give their answer.
 Four of them read their plans out from where they wrote it, three narrated theirs offhand without writing it down and the other three said to the lecturer that only God knows where they will be after ten years. Well, the lecturer listened to them all, collected all the information and filed it.

 Ten years later, the lecturer brought out his file and went out in search of the ten students to see how they have achieved their set target. To his amazement, the four students that wrote theirs are already achieving their goals and as well enjoying and dominating their levels. Only one out of the other three that narrated off hand has achieved just little of what he said he would like to be, the other two are still struggling with life. The remaining three that said only God knows where they would be, have no bearing at all. They are just staggering, moving up today and coming down tomorrow.

After analysing all this, the lecturer concluded that, “Goals written down are more achieved successfully than those we think about”.

After I heard this story I began to pounder on it, even in the spiritual realm and I found out that there is no short-cut to success. All successful people work from writing plans.

Even the Bible says:

The plans of the diligent lead to profit………..
Proverb 21:5NIV

He who doesn't know where he’s going should not start at all. For you to achieve anything in life, there has to be a written target, this will guide you through difficult times and makes you indomitable for discouragement.

One of the three student that succeeded without writing down his goals must have enjoy the favour of God which is not equal for everybody and that is why the other two are still struggling. Don’t compare yourself with your brother even if you are twins. Comparing yourself with others is an embarrassment to your personality.

Plan your future! Don’t allow the future to plan for you, because if it does, you may achieve it in old age, maybe at 90 or even 100.

Some always use God's words as an excuse for their failure to plan. They want God to plan for them, direct them, bring opportunity, bring money, bring everything to them when they are busy doing nothing, you can’t expect God to do everything for you. He can do it, but He will not do it when you are taking no step yourself.
He is a specialist in doing what you cannot do. God only crown effort and if you are not making any, what will He crown? The Bible says:

 ……..And whatsoever he doeth, shall prosper
Psalm 1:3

If you are not a doer, you are not permitted to prosper. If you sit down, waiting for God to do everything for you, you are just wasting your time. He has given you all you need; it’s now left for you to plan how well you use it and live up to His expectation.

Prepare thy work without, and make it fit for thyself in the field; and afterwards build thine house
Proverb 24:27

If you carefully read and observe, that scripture didn't say you should allow God to build the house, He has given you what you need, the only thing He will continue to do is to guide, provide, protect and secure the future for you.

To achieve great things, you need a plan. All successful people work from written plans. Opportunity has the uncanny habit of favouring those who have paid the price of years of preparation and planning. A minute spent in planning will save a year of execution. The truth about life is that, proper preparation prevents poor performance. Don’t wait until you are thirsty before you dig a well; it might be too late. Make preparation in advance. You never have trouble if you have planned and you are properly prepared.

Plan your week, don't waste the days, make a to-do list and prioritise, commit the plans to God's hands and He will guide you through.

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Choose right, choose love! by Adesewa Olarewaju

Life is about choice, the choices we make as each day goes by; choice on what religion to follow, the university to go, what line of profession to go into, when to settle down and have our own family and certainly who we choose to love.  The list could go on and on but I will not want to bore you. The point I'm trying to make is that all these choices we make are the fundamentals of life.

“Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make, both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control the process of choosing, you can take control of all aspects of your life. ….” Robert F. Bennett.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Love Conquers all, Creativity is the only Weapon by Tomisin Ajiboye

WHEN I CONSIDER all the organizations I have studied and worked with over the past few years, there can be no doubt: creativity gets killed much more often than it gets supported. For the most part, this isn't because managers have a vendetta against creativity. On the contrary, most believe in the value of new and useful ideas. However, creativity is undermined unintentionally every day in work environments that were established-for entirely good reasons-to maximize business imperatives such as coordination, productivity, and control. Managers cannot be expected to ignore business imperatives, of course. But in working toward these imperatives, they may be inadvertently designing organizations that systematically crush creativity. My research shows that it is possible to develop the best of both worlds: organizations in which business imperatives are attended to and creativity flourishes. Building such organizations, however, requires us to understand precisely what kinds of managerial practices foster creativity-and which kill it.

Thursday, 27 September 2012


If you are reading this, make sure you have read my last piece where I discussed fully about how you can have vision with your purpose.

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose. Purpose gives directions to the ways of life, which means a purposeless being struggle with life.

Vision on the other side is impossible without a purpose. Vision is a visualisation of something that you don't have right now.
If you have ever desired something that you don't have right now, and have imagined the picture of you having that, you've had a vision.
Read my last post to understand more about vision.

For your vision to be effective, it must satisfy the following attributes

Saturday, 8 September 2012


In my last piece, I discussed about purpose, how you can discover and start living it. And I thank God that you have been able to discover it. Your next step is to visualise where you are going with it. What mountain are you ready to climb with it?

Vision is direction, a fulfilment, without it, you can not achieve.

Vision is necessary for progression and increase.

The difference between purpose and vision is that, God gives you His purpose for your life which automatically becomes your objectives, what you see yourself becoming in the mere future with it is your vision.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012


Our intention creates our reality. Start something now, no matter how small and you will be surprise how big it will become later with the help of He that gave you the mission.

Some days ago, I started examining how we can live our life to the full, and I considered the significance of purpose  as the first important step anyone must take to live their life to the full. This was because I regarded purpose to be the first discovery of every great men that lived their life with a difference. Discovering your purpose is like knowing the reason why you need to live. Purpose set you ablaze and inspire you to fulfil your destiny. 

Sunday, 19 August 2012


Living your life to the full is maximising your life! Maximising your existence! Living to leave your footprint behind! Living to making a difference!........

There is so much to life than to live and be happy. There is so much to life than to live and be comfortable. If you live your life to be comfortable and happy, yes it is possible you may be. But living your life to the full is beyond been happy or comfortable with yourself or with what you do. In reality, there are more people that are happier than you. There are more people with better jobs, properties and families, therefore, your wish is a common wish, and successfully people still achieve it more than you.


Have you ever wondered why things are not going the way you really wanted them to go?
or Why you haven't achieve your goal, even when it looks so easy to achieve?

Yes, you really have a good plan, but did you know that...

Some things are beyond planning. 
And life doesn't always turn out as planned.

Monday, 9 July 2012

#YouNeedToKnow - DREAMS........

There have been a lot of controversies on the issue of dreams, in recent times which have lead to many taking extremes of either not taking dreams seriously or seeing dreams as the MAJOR way God speaks.

Monday, 25 June 2012


At the end of this story, you will understand that what you give too much worry to doesn't worth it. There is more to life than you think.

Being happy doesn't mean everything's perfect. It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections

Monday, 11 June 2012


Hasten, O God, to save me;
come quickly, LORD, to help me.
Ps 70 vs 1

You can't miss the undeniable sense of urgency in this Psalm. "Make haste...Make haste to help me, O LORD!" David was definitely in a predicament that was time sensitive, and we can all relate to this in our own way. At one time or another, all of us have echoed David's cry to God, "Make haste!"

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


Am bringing this short story to you
because I don't want to be selfish with what I have gained from it.
Read, learn and share with friends and families.

One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side.........

Thursday, 31 May 2012


The Oxford dictionary defines position as " a place where someone or something is located  or has been put", positioning therefore is a physical process of locating something or someone. the second key word is "exploit" which is also described as " a notable deed or achievement, especially one that is remarkable or heroic"

Monday, 21 May 2012

Never Give Up, act like Roman

I am an Arsenal fan, but I think there Is a lot of lessons to be learned from Chelsea's champions league victory over the weekend.

Thursday, 3 May 2012

You don't need to Ask for Forgiveness

Welcome once again, it’s a pleasure you are reading this.

Everyone is a sinner, and there is a tendency to be given another chance only if you ask for forgiveness. But over the time, I do think that asking for forgiveness shouldn't be the only way to attract God's mercy, there should be another way or another system and at last I found it!

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Get Better and Change The Situation Around You

I want to assure you, after this story, You will never look at a cup of coffee the same way

A young woman went to her mother and told her about her life and how things were so hard for her. She did not know how she was going to make it and wanted to give up. She was tired of fighting and struggling. It seemed as one problem was solved, a new one arose......