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 sholola.com 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 sholola.com team, we wish you Merry Christmas and a prosperous new year ahead.

God Bless You All.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

PREPARE TO BE LUCKY

“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.”

Luck.
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

ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE


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

OVERCOMING YOUR FEAR by Ayobami Sholola


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

GETTING TO ZERO

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.