Finance lessons taught by Mummy! #blog #blogging

My mum noticed that we would sit on the fence outside the house and buy anything the “street hawkers” were peddling so that when the day was up, or rarely, week was up we were broke. For some reason I started learning to save my money as I was not sure about our spending. I would then bail out or help others if they needed money.

What I like best was that my mum studied our spending patterns and realised (market research) we were spending on sweets and worked out the type of sweets we bought by asking – survey.

That’s how we began to run a sweet shop in the store of mummy’s kitchen.

Are you still in the African time zone? #blog #blogging

But if time was not that important, why do we apologise, get embarrassed , offer explanations and reasons when we are late? Is it because of the inherent need to please, or change how we are perceived?

Work your talent / gift #blog

Use your talent to get ahead, don’t hide it. ( it could end in punishment)

My Daddy says “a man’s gift will make way for him and being him before Great men.” His book also has a story / parable about three men and their talents.

Less is more …

Ever seen how more and more posters advertising a product are using more pictures than text? We take one look at the image and we are painting pictures in our mind of how life would look if we just had a taste, a part or the experience portrayed in colour and glam.

Changing maths play 

Changing maths play foreverWith the strength we can muster Is what our local company Actually set out to accomplish As we dey for abroad No one should be left behind But It seems that a lot Of children need a hand If this is your way of saying no Feel free to say so! I…

When they said NO…!

You advertised a job? I’m calling to apply. Oh the position is filled, The advert had a hitch!     And we were expecting someone else, You see your name did not reflect, With all due respect, The applicant we referred!     My hands are tied, You see there are rules, And policies to…

What was I thinking…?

Toxic thoughts. When you hear on a regular basis you are no good, the power of those words begin to manifest as you ‘meditate’ on them. They rob you of taking a chance at opportunities that are presented to you, they mistake care from someone for ‘they are trying to take advantage of me’ syndrome….

Avon box to board game?

Here is a short transcript of the board game story. 😉 We had gained some local success with previous community projects in Barking and Dagenham, Essex, UK with the talent showcase ‘Cultural Event’ in 2011, and Miss BD – a community search to crown a young role model in 2012, so it was easier to…