Wednesday, 12 October 2016

NO ONE CAN CRUSH IT EXCEPT YOU



This is one of the SADDEST stories ever told in Hollywood. His name is Sylvestar Stallone. One of the BIGGEST and Most famous American Movie superstars. Back in the day, Stallone was a
struggling actor in every definition. At some point, he got so broke that he stole his wife's jewellery and sold it. Things got so bad that he even ended up homeless. Yes, he slept at the New York bus station for 3 days. Unable to pay rent or afford food. His lowest point came when he tried to sell his dog at the liquor store to any
stranger. He didn't have money to feed the dog anymore. He sold it at $25 only. He says he walked away crying.

Two weeks later,he saw a boxing match between Mohammed Ali and Chuck Wepner and that match gave him the inspiration to write the script for the famous movie,ROCKY. He wrote the script for 20 hours! He tried to sell it and got an offer for $125,000 for the script. But he had just ONE REQUEST. He wanted to STAR in
the movie. He wanted to be the MAIN ACTOR. Rocky himself. But the studio said NO. They wanted a REAL STAR.

They said he "Looked funny and talked funny". He left with his script. A few weeks later,the studio offered him $250,000 for the script. He refused. They even offered $350,000. He still refused. They wanted his movie. But NOT him. He said NO. He had to be
IN THAT MOVIE.

After a while,the studio agreed,gave him $35,000 for the script and let him star in it! The rest is history! The movie won Best Picture, Best Directing and Best Film Editing at the prestigious
Oscar Awards. He was even nominated for BEST ACTOR! The Movie ROCKY was even inducted into the American National Film Registry as one of the greatest movies ever!

And do You know the first thing he bought with the $35,000? THE DOG HE SOLD. Yes,Stallone LOVED HIS DOG SO MUCH that he stood at the liquor store for 3 days waiting for the man he sold
his dog to. And on the 3rd day,he saw the man coming with the dog. Stallone explained why he sold the dog and begged for the dog back. The man refused. Stallone offered him $100. The
man refused. He offered him $500. And the guy refused. Yes,he refused even $1000. And,Believe it or Not,Stallone had to pay $15,000 for the same,same dog he sold at $25 only! And he
finally got his dog back!

And today,the same Stallone who slept in the streets and sold his dog JUST BECAUSE he couldn't even feed it anymore,is one of the GREATEST Movie Stars who ever walked the Earth!

Being broke is BAD. Really BAD. Have You ever had a dream? A wonderful dream? But You are too broke to implement it? Too tiny to do it? Too small to accomplish it? Damn! I've been there too many times!

Life is tough. Opportunities will pass you by,just because you are a
NOBODY. People will want your products but NOT YOU. Its a tough
world. If you ain't already famous, or rich or "connected", You will find it rough.

Doors will be shut on You. People will steal your glory and crash your hopes. You will push and push. And yet NOTHING WILL HAPPEN.

And then your hopes will be crashed. You will be broke. Damn broke. You will do odd jobs for survival. You will be unable to feed yourself. And Yes, you may end up sleeping in the streets.
It happens. Yes, it does.

BUT NEVER LET THEM CRUSH THAT DREAM. Whatever happens to
You, Keep Dreaming. Even when they crush your hopes, Keep Dreaming. Even when they turn you away, Keep Dreaming.
Even when they shut you down, Keep Dreaming.

NO ONE KNOWS WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF EXCEPT YOURSELF! People will judge You by HOW you look. And by WHAT You have.
But please, Fight on! Fight for Your place in history. Fight for your glory. NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

Even if it means selling all your clothes and sleeping on a bench, ITS OKAY! But AS LONG AS YOU ARE STILL ALIVE, Your STORY IS NOT OVER. TRUST ME.

Keep Up the Fight. Keep your dreams and hope alive. Go great .

Like and share if inspired. Lovely day people!

Monday, 26 September 2016

HOW TO KICK START YOUR BUSINESS MP3.

Most people are scared of starting their business while some do not know how to kick start it. This track will give you all the details you need to kick start your business.

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Friday, 9 September 2016

NATIONAL YOUTH SUMMIT

Loading very fast, in 14 days countdown, one of the biggest and largest youth summits in the world will be activated at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. 

Interestingly, Youths from the United States of America, Asia and Europe have also indicated interest to participate in the Summit - World Youth Summit you may say...

We believe you need to consider deeply which of the schools to attend at the Summit. Therefore, we have here the Capsule Summary of the NYS Schools and they are as follows:

  • Global School of Leadership:  
· Becoming a person of value
· Self-evaluation and improvement
· The greatest secret of success (life is predictable)
· The lifestyle of Benjamin Franklin (time management)
· The secret of transformation (pain as a instrument of growth)
· The undiscovered power of conversion
· The principle of system development
· Understanding and managing organizational behaviour
· Strategic thinking and planning
· Human resource management

  • Institute of National Transformation: 
. Nations and their predestination
· Burdens as vehicle for national transformation
· Taking responsibility for national transformation
· Developing right value system and quality management principles

  • School of Social Entrepreneurship:
    . How to create and sustain social value
    . Learning how to set up your social enterprise
    . Strategies for mobilizing funds for your NGO

  • School of Career Development:
    . How to climb the corporate ladder
    . Principles of career success
    . How to get your dream jobs

  • School of Business Development:
    - How to raise capital for your business
    - How to grow your business into a multimillion enterprise
    - How to grow your customer base and sell your product

  • Skill Acquisition Training:
    • Acquire skills for global opportunities
    • Discover professional trainings that can boost your expertise
    • Explore new skill areas that can enhance your earning capability

  • School Of Arts & Entertainment:
    • Interactive session with seasoned entertainment experts
    • How to excel in auditions
    • How to attain stardom and remain a star

  • School of Media and ICT:
    • How to harness the media as a tool for development
    • Media as a tool for wealth creation and job creation
    • How to use social media to your advantage
    • How to build an online business and create job opportunities
    • Strategies for creating a successful media business
    • Interactive Session with seasoned ICT and Media professionals
    • Mentorship opportunities in the ICT sector
    • Fundamentals of Graphics Designing
    • Concepts of Agritecpreneur and EdTech
    • Global Solutions with Coding paradigms

Also visit http://www.nysafrica.org/facilitators for more information.

If you are yet to register, quickly register now to secure your seat. Registration is FREE. Training is FREE!

Register HERE

Thursday, 8 September 2016

“The Law of the Garbage truck.”

*Joel Osteen*  said!!!
One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving on the inner lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. I mean, he was really friendly.

So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!” This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage truck.”

He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you.

Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, and wish them well, say a prayer for them and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day.

Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so…love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don’t. We’re not always responsible for everything that happens to us, but we are responsible for how we react to what happens. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

MEET AN AGROPRENEUR

ANNIE QUIT JOB FOR WATER MELON FARMING NOW SHE'S MAKING MILLIONS.
After graduating from Egerton University in 2007 with a degree in biomedical science, Annie Nyaga expected to land a job soon after and scale the ladder in her career.
She got a job as a purchasing assistant at a firm in Nairobi, but quit after six months because it was boring.
She turned to farming, which was what her parents had been doing for years at their home in Mbeere, Embu County.
It has been six years since Annie, 28, went into watermelon farming, a business that has brought her great joy.
“I settled for watermelons because they do very well in Mbeere. They are high-yielding, mature faster and do well in the market,” says Annie who farms under the trade name Farm2Home.
She started growing the fruit on her parents’ three-acre farm with a capital outlay of Sh20,000.
IRRIGATION SYSTEM
She used the money to buy seeds, but soon realised that she needed more to invest in a proper drip irrigation system.
“I did trial runs with seeds from different companies before I discovered that hybrid seeds produce the highest yield.”
She plants the seeds in a nursery before transferring the seedlings to the farm after three weeks.
“The whole process, from nursery to harvest, takes about three months depending on the climate and the variety of watermelons as some mature early,” she says.
According to her, watermelons require a lot of water especially at fruit-formation stage.
The farmer has invested in a drip irrigation system that includes water pumps, hand spraying guns and pipes. She bought the equipment from the profit she made on her first harvest.
COST OF SEEDS
“Lack of adequate water leads to low-quality fruit. If one has water problems, then drip irrigation is the best alternative,” she says
However, installing a proper drip system is costly, particularly for small-scale-farmers.
“A drip system costs Sh200,000 per acre. This may not be affordable to many farmers,” she says.
The option for small-scale farmers is to partially irrigate the crop and plan for the fruit-formation stage to coincide with the rainy season.
“This means you plant seeds two to three weeks before the start of rains,” Annie says with a smile.
Watermelons, she says, yield high returns. She invests between Sh80,000 and Sh100,000 per acre. This covers cost of seeds, labour, chemicals, irrigation, salaries and fertiliser.
With good management, one can harvest 30 to 40 tonnes per acre.
Prices vary according to market forces. This poses a huge challenge to farmers, who find themselves at the mercy of middlemen.
Depending on the season, a kilo of watermelon goes for between Sh15 and Sh35.
“Middlemen usually take advantage of desperate farmers, especially those who get high yields but find no market. Lack of ideal market linkages for farmers means brokers dictate farm prices,” she says
But this does not stop her from dealing with brokers, who buy most of harvest. The trick, she says, lies in knowing the market price.
Her last harvest was two weeks ago. She harvested 30 tonnes and sold to brokers at Sh28 per kilo, making gross sales of Sh840,000 in three months. If you take away expenses, Annie raked in a profit of at least Sh600,000. Her next harvest is in July.
“I do not know how I would be fairing now if I had stuck to my purchasing job. Going into farming was a good decision,” she notes.
Annie wants Kenyans to change their attitude towards farming. To many, she says, a farmer is an old and uneducated person.
“This mental picture has to change. Agriculture is diverse and interesting and young people ought to view it differently if we are to develop.”
She challenges the government and counties to invest heavily in agriculture to make it a viable option for income generation. Students should be encouraged to see agriculture as a career from a tender age.
“I am a living proof that farming pays and can be done by anyone. Farming is a profession of hope. To those interested in farming never ever give up,” she concludes.