Only a few business owners use them.

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A couple of months ago, before the Coronavirus pandemic began, my uncle, nephew, and I set out to visit a distant relative in another state. We had packed food and all the other essentials we needed for the trip with us in the car.

Halfway into our trip, the most important thing we needed to survive — food had been unapologetically gobbled up by my little nephew who now slept like a tree log behind us, completely oblivious of anything going on around him.

My uncle soon became hungry and we decided to take a detour in search of food. In a completely strange environment and with no prior knowledge of where we could find food, the only thing that could help us was — you guessed it, Google! …


“Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” — Drew Houston, Dropbox Co-Founder, and CEO

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With the recent shift in the World Economy, brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, many job-holders who depended on a monthly allowance for survival have been retrenched and left with no means to earn.

This development has increased the number of individuals wanting to set up businesses. The process of starting out as an entrepreneur can be quite stressful. …


“Knowing yourself is the beginning of wisdom.” — Aristotle.

Self-discovery is a life-long process. A self-exploration journey. The search into our inner identities. The gradual discovery of who we are, our potentials, our purpose in life, and what core principles guide us along the way.

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Self-discovery begins with self-awareness and then explores our interests, hopes, and dreams for the future.

An inability to undergo a self-discovery process, which typically involves finding who you are, what roles you have to play, and the responsibilities you will need to handle, can lead to an identity crisis.

In his eight-stage theory on human beings' developmental process, Erik Erikson explained the Identity crisis. …


Building a strong, lasting friendship can be just as difficult as managing a career.

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In recent times, maintaining close friendships has become increasingly challenging for ambitious, career-oriented men and women. The problem becomes even more pronounced considering how sad or low you feel when you’ve lost touch with your close friends or work buddies, and the toll it takes on your work-life.

We all know that work can be overwhelming! From working longer hours, or taking on a promotion that requires additional tasks, relocating to another city, or trying to gain work experience in a new field. …


“Character is something you forge for yourself; temperament is something you are born with and can only slightly modify” — Sydne J. Harrison.

According to Honors de Balzac, temperament is the thermometer of character. In other words, our character, behaviors, and personality are shaped by our temperament.

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It is a reflection of our personality, emotions, belief system, and attitudes. Every human being possesses unique peculiarities and differences which come to play in their actions and reactions to events.

Temperament is the thermometer of our character.

This unique difference reflected by our actions and reactions to events is identified as temperament; and understanding exactly what your temperament is will enable you to know and forge a better relationship with yourself, understand your reactions to other people, and relate better with them. …


The pandemic is redefining pleasure-seeking for tourists around the world.

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Humans have always loved to wander, to explore, and to reach places beyond their immediate environs. This is evidenced by lots of events sprinkled throughout history; from moon explorations to interplanetary travels and rover-investigations on Mars, down to deep-sea exploration.

Exploration is a core part of the human gene. One of the primary ways of exploration for humans has always been through travel, whether as a personal pleasure-seeking endeavor or for business/professional reasons.

Other organisms apart from humans love to travel as well. Their shorter lifespans and microscopic natures do stop them from exploring the pleasures of tourism for themselves, sometimes to the detriment of us, humans. …


“First-best is falling in love. Second-best is being in love. Least-best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.” - Maya Angelou

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Just as many believe love can solve almost anything, love is capable of changing a person’s life completely.

When one is in love, they tend to see the world in a whole new light. It feels like everything else doesn’t matter as much anymore.

It’s indeed a magical feeling to fall in love and be loved by someone.

And while gravity has nothing to do with how you feel when falling in love, it certainly feels like you’re floating. …


Disciplined, financially-educated children will, in turn, produce self-controlled adults who can manage their finances properly.

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In a recent article on Forbes, here’s what Beth Kobliner, author of the New York Times bestseller Get a Financial Life, and a member of the President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, had to say.

“Look at the mortgage crisis and how many families lost their homes — 3.9 million foreclosures. Look at the amount of money — $1.1 trillion — we owe in student loan debt. The amount — $845 billion — we owe in credit card debt. It’s pretty clear that adults don’t know much about money. …


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In the few minutes left just before life slowly fades away, our most regrets will come from our inability to have done what truly made us happy.

For a lot of us, this fact becomes more evident as we advance in age.

We begin to intentionally choose to stay away from relationships and situations that keep us unhappy and do more of what we love.

For the rest of us, it’s not that simple.

We do not imagine that happiness can be intentionally cultivated and, instead, rely on situations and people for our emotional well-being.

It is essential to understand that happiness can be achieved and maintained by simple things. Some of them are things we already know but do not choose to implement on a conscious level. …


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As humans, we cannot control the individual ticks that make up the time in the day, we can only control how we respond to it.

We can control how our life events and schedules wrap around time and depending on how efficiently we do it, time either slows down or speeds up.

If we do it efficiently, it will help us to become much more effective at carrying out tasks, more productive at work, have enough time for the things that matter to us like friends and family and be happier as a result.

On the other side, the inefficient management of our schedules will lead us to become stressed out. …

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