For External Use Only

…Have you ever come across this inscription on products? We can see them on products like creams, hand sanitizers, perfumes, e.t.c. Products whose assignments are strictly for the outer part of the body. They are not supposed to be ingested or swallowed for whatever reason. These products, though designed to aid human life and even add aesthetic value, cause major damages (including death) once ingested. Don’t worry, I’m not talking about how to use creams or perfumes today. However, I want to draw your attention to the fact that some life experiences are meant for external use only, they are not meant to be ingested and taken to heart. You see, some experiences are designed to help us get further, redirect our steps/focus or cause us to go harder after whatever it is we’re pursuing. But once taken to heart, they have the potency to produce things like bitterness, self doubt, hatred, greed and all sorts of vices.

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WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR CAPACITY DIMINISHES

Capacity: The maximum amount that something can produce.

A few years ago, I got fed up with some of the work I was doing. It seemed like we were at a place where the harder we worked, the less we produced. Taking a closer look, I realized that while we were going through the motions of doing what we should be doing, people were distracted and others just didn’t have the urge to push. If it were a volunteer system, while it would have been upsetting, it might not have been as painful as it was for me. But it wasn’t, this was a business and we were expending resources daily. As a matter of fact, expenses were at an all time high and this caused me pain. Looking at it, the only way to describe it is that I was burning my candle from both ends and something had to be done.

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WILL YOU STILL GO…?

2018 feels very stale already, or is it just me?  Welcome!

For quite some time now, I have had to follow hard on this journey 80% of the time not sure where I am headed.  Most people think of me as the queen of clarity but the truth is, while I am not confused about what I should be doing nor wonder if I am doing the right thing, because I know I am, I can not claim that I know what the day will bring or why.   The difficult part is not trying to discern what direction I am meant to travel.  The difficult part is despite the fact that I know where I am headed, I am never certain what will come up on the way.  It is kind of using a GPS, you can be sure that if the GPS is not broken it will navigate you to your destination.  Occasionally, it might even tell you that there is an unusual congestion along the way and suggest an alternative route, what it cannot tell you is what might have caused the delay or congestion you are likely to face.

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IT IS NOT A SUSPENDED REALITY

“Happy New Year Bidemi”

 

I deliberately didn’t send you any message yesterday because I didn’t want to be the Susie downer so early in your year… but I am aware it is kind of my responsibility to keep you ‘woke’. So… Welcome to 2018, your year of… I definitely don’t need to fill those blanks for you, I am aware that you have that together to the last detail!

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