#MotivationalMondays – Speak Up

And my Oba said to me, “the earth is not a free-ride space, it is a battlefield”. This says to me that you are not just going to walk through the earth like one having a walk in the park, a trip to see beautiful scenery and smell the roses. But “whilst in this space, and smelling the roses, the thorns might prick or you might need to push back some bushes to get a clearer view.” 
With this in mind, you prepare ahead to “be fruitful, multiply, replenish, subdue and have dominion!” in that space. When a sphere is termed ‘a battlefield’, it signifies ENGAGEMENT! 

•How do you plan to engage the/your competition?

•What are the tools necessary for this warfare?

•Are you versed in the use of these tools or aware of current trends?

•What are your key strategies?

•Who and who make up your team? 

•What are your exit/succession plans?

So why do you wake and walk through this earth daily silently? Speak Up!


© 2017. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved.

The Word

#MotivationalMonday – Interruptions


The word by itself already tells you that your flow won’t be so straight-forward or steady. You have waited long for an opportunity to show the world what you are capable of and here you are on top speed to catch up with time and you get interrupted!? Who does that to a waiting-mother, single lady or broke man? That’s just not fair!

Interruptions are good. Of course, it doesn’t always look that way, but they are like road bumps or warning signals that cause us to slow down and rethink. Check out the cause or reason for that interruption, you will find a ‘flaw’ that would have brought the whole system crashing after you had painstakingly put the blueprint together.

This morning we were on our way to work and my friend noticed that the temperature went up a bit and back down and up again. We turned off the AC and drove on. But at some point we had to park the car for it to come down and forget about clocking in on time. After a while, we opened to the radiator to discover there was no drop of water in it. Imagine, if we drove on just so we could clock in, we would have had a blown gasket, probably a knocked engine (don’t know much about cars). But it definitely wouldn’t have been nice. That would mean spending money on something that was avoidable.

All it took was enough water and the radiator’s thirst was assuaged! LOL!

It may be a mind-set or an attitude. Check it out and enjoy your interruptions that will lead to your opportunities – the right way.


Picture Source:

©2017. Frances Kelvin Otung. All rights reserved