NO REGRETS!!

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There are times in life when all you think of is getting a time machine, anything that could take you back in time to rewrite all your wrongs, get all you had thought you should have and live the life you had wished for. Times when all you do is sit in anguish and cry from the pain of yesterday.

Though they will always preach, never regret what once made you happy, never regret the decisions once made, never regret the choices made whether good or bad, right or wrong, on and on they go! Very true because regrets are unavoidable. I think they are part of life, they actually make life what it is.

I have come to believe through my journey here on earth that regrets are part of human existence. It was made to help us perhaps have a clearer vision and understanding of life.

We have to understand that no one can escape regret. we can try to avoid them but as long as we remain humans (imperfect and flawed), walking the surface of the earth, with blood running through our viens, mistakes are bound to happen; we are bound to miss something on our journey through life and regrets are bound to follow.

However, since we cannot turn back the hands of time, we shouldn’t wallow in the pool of regret and watch life go bye, we shouldn’t dwell on the times we have missed, the things we did not get right or the mistakes we made. We shouldn’t let ourselves be trapped in the dark web of regrets, we shouldn’t chose to not move on because of the hurts and fears of  tomorrow nor hold on to the pain of yesteryears. We should rather look forward into the future and tap into the HOPE of a better chance in times to come.

Live life with NO REGRETS!

 

 

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THE SMART MONEY WOMAN: A GUIDE TO FINANCIAL FREEDOM

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I must admit that despite the attractive book cover, I was not sure what to expect from The Smart Money Women. My reasons where simple. First, I had never heard of the author and second, I am usually sceptical about books that claim to teach you how to put your money to good use. I usually find such books boring and to me they seldom offer practical advice. Arese Ugwu’s book turned out to be different!

I must confess I skipped over the financial advice bits and read the actual story of Zuri and her friends. It was nice to read about the hot spots in Lagos – this brought the characters close to home and made them relevant to today’s Nigerian woman. When I had finished the novel I went back to read through the financial lessons in each chapter. I found them pretty easy to follow.

This 210-page book is divided into 12 chapters. At the end of each chapter, Arese defines certain terminologies used in a section called “Smart Money Lesson”. Afterwards, she gives her readers a number of simple (but powerful) exercises to enable them realise where they are at in terms of financial health, create a road map and action plans to get them to their desired financial goal.

This book tackles debt, spending, the entrepreneurial culture of the African middle class, the fear and misconceptions surrounding money and the lack of it, love, friendships, cultural and societal pressures and the roles they play in success.

The Smart Money Woman is a pretty good and easy read especially for those looking to turn their financial situations around.

AGU’S PRACTICAL GUIDE TO REGAINING AND PROTECTING YOUR FREEDOM

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Since the sexual union of marriage ties two souls as one, what do you think happens if a person commits fornication or adultery with another person outside marriage? Actually, your soul becomes mysteriously knit and tied to the other person also. They cleaved together just as in marriage. The soul ties formed through illicit sexual involvement can be as strong and binding as those formed through the marriage covenant.

It is ironic that despite the influx of information about sex in our society today, some pre-marital counselling classes make scant mention of sex, our present day beliefs does not encourage discussions on sex, even the church created by God to introduce light into darkness, knowledge where there is ignorance and make palatable what could otherwise be distasteful, has failed in this regard; they have as well adopted same mindset.

Sex, Lies and your Soul by Agu Irukwu was written purposefully to provide some much needed insight on the subject ‘sex’. It offers in four parts and 83 pages, encouragement to those whose mistakes have trapped them in bondage to sexual addiction.

The first part of the book ‘The Web’, open our eyes to the state of things today; how we are being bombarded with a daily intake of sex through billboards, television, books, magazines, and all what not, the advertising industry uses sex to sell almost everything, role models for some youth are usually people who subscribe to a lifestyle of sexual promiscuity. It takes us on a voyage into his life as regards his battle with sexual immorality, prior to becoming a pastor and provides us with some teachings on the battle of your soul.

The part two ‘What they didn’t teach me about sex’ reveals to us God’s design about sex, His perception towards sexual immorality, how sex within the confines of marriage is seen as an act of worship to God, sex and soul ties, sex in relation to the spirit realm, the result of sex especially outside marriage, the marriage covenant and the physical consequences of sexual immorality.

Part three provides us with answers to life-long questions like; is masturbation sexually moral? Is pornography harmless? How far is too far? Can a Christian struggle with sexual immorality? Is sexual immorality generational? I was sexually abused, what do I do? What can I do to get rid of sexually immoral thoughts and images that plague me?

Part four gives us insight as to what sexual addiction is and how to regain and protect your freedom.

Citations from the Bible round out the book

 

 

BOOK SUMMARY OF TRUMP 101- THE WAY TO SUCCESS BY DONALD J. TRUMP

 

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Still glowing from the success of his hit TV show- The Apprentice, the world most famous real estate investor, beauty pageant impresario, philanthropist, conventional business man and a bestselling author Donald J. Trump; once again released another creative venture that embodies his unique style and larger- than-life persona in Trump 101- The Way to Success. He has compiled the wisdom and tactics he has used to become a billionaire through his short, to-the- point lessons that contain the essentials he feels can raise one’s spirit and power one who is searching for knowledge far beyond his or her wildest dream, to the top in his/her career/business.

In Trump 101, Trump is seen as a personal mentor and coach as he shares tips, tactics and strategies in thirty-three chapters to help make the most of oneself, career and life. He provides vital information containing basic rules or beliefs and shows one how to make it work. Also to be seen are challenging questions submitted to him on his popular Trump University blog along with honest answers.

The most fascinating element of Trump 101-The Way to Success are the direness of his stories. This is not a guy who talks about small things; he dashes off statements like
“For seven years, New York City had been trying to rebuild and restore this beautiful skating rink but it never seemed to work. I stepped in and finished it in three months and for less than ten percent of the city’s twenty one dollar million cost, everyone benefitted”.
“Thinking small when you could think big limits you in all aspects of your life”
“Remember the saying, ‘it’s lonely at the top’ I don’t agree with it. Someone who didn’t want any competition probably coined it. I’m secure enough in my success to welcome competition and being at the top is a great feeling”.
“Few things are as exciting and schedule blowing as a new baby- just ask any father and he will agree…”
‘’ Despite what people think, I wasn’t born with the Midias touch. I’ve been very lucky- I’m the first to admit it…’’

Trump 101 captures Trump’s management skills, career and financial advice as well as lessons on the most important qualities and skills every business person needs- passion. Other lessons include:
Finding the work you love and doing it
Setting high standards and meeting them
Negotiating to win
Being tough, not nasty
Turning problems, even disasters into gold
Concentrating on your target
Keeping your momentum boiling
Thinking Trump scale
Insisting on perfection
Toughing it out and lots more.

A photo album of his holdings and schedules round out the book.