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My Experience at The Winning Mindset, July Edition

Personal development is the key that gives you access to people you admire and respect.

– Elisha Mamman

The Power Of Personal Development was the theme of the July edition of the winning mindset, (a platform established by Elisha Mamman for young people to live a life of intentionality and to explore and develop their potentials).

It held at the Post Graduate School of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

I was privileged to be in attendance and it was an amazing time of mind upgrade and paradigm shift.

I got to meet and network with young and intelligent minds
I met a couple of blog readers too who were really excited to see me.

The program commenced around 9am on Saturday, 27th July, 2019 with Niyi Soyinka, speaking on character development.

Below are snippets from his session

Your skill and competence will almost always take you to the top but character will sustain you there.

Watch your thoughts, they determine your words.

Watch your words, they determine your actions.

Watch your actions, they determine your habits.

Watch your habits, they determine your destiny.

10 Strong values you need as gleaned from Fela Durotoye

  • You must make a positive impact everywhere you go and on everyone you meet.
  • Be a solution provider and not a part of the problems to be solved.
  • Be a role model worthy of emulation.
  • Be your best in the things you do particularly in the things that you are naturally good at.
  • Do the right things at all time regardless of who is doing the wrong thing.
  • Value time and make the best use of it. Time doesn’t change anything it’s what you do with it.
  • Care and show respect through your words and actions.
  • Consciously build a legacy starting now and today.
  • Live a life of integrity and honour.
  • Make your family, nation and your world proud.

The convener of the winning mindset, Elisha Mamman spoke next on Personal development.


Our value as humans is in who we become and not what we have.

The 4 Ds of personal development;

1. Discover: You must explore and discover who you are (character), what you have (resources), what you can do (ability) and what you love to do (passion).

2. Develop: Build strength, improve quality and become better.

3. Deploy (effective use): harness everything you have.

4. Duplicate: Replicate who you are in others.
Personal development is a process that is practical, intentional and an investment.

He ended by saying personal development is the key that gives you access to people you admire and respect.

The last speaker Alex Osagie spoke on Developing Competence.


The “KSAE Model” that makes for competence; Knowledge, Skills, Attitude and Ability.

As humans, we already have abilities. But we must develop and gain mastery at them. You must expand your mind and think ahead of now.

Stop being SLIM (Scared, Lazy, Indecisive and Mediocre) and choose to be FAT (Faithful, Accessible, Teachable).

The program ended at 2pm with a vote of thanks given by Niyi Soyinka.

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#LeaveItIn2017 – 2018 in view.

Happy Friday guys! Compliments of the season.

We’re few days to a new year and scrolling through my social media pages everyone has something to say about the new year.
Isn’t it funny how everyone has something to say about #LeaveItIn2017?
Some posts are just really hilarious while some are sad. We have trends that we want to end in 2017.
We know what we don’t want to continue in the new year and ironically none of those things are about us.
I wonder how many of us have actually sat down to point out things that shouldn’t follow us into the next year.
What habits do you need to learn to make your life better and which should you unlearn and leave in 2017?
It’s high time we started applying the #LeaveItIn2017 to our lives.
It’s painful how we tag every new year “our year” but at the end of the year, we don’t need a magician to tell us it wasn’t our year.
Our lives vary so we have different things to do for the new year but there are major things we all should do in preparation for the new year.
I’ll share some healthy habits (mostly pictures and quotes) to adopt in the new year; what to do and what not to.

Build your mind.

Everything starts from the mind, really. Let your mind take a new and healthy shape.

We move our status not by changing our circumstance or environment but by getting our minds there first. The circumstance will relocate shortly.

Julia Okutepa

Personal development.

Strive to become a better person daily. Improve in all areas of your life by learning from others. The remaining points can all be grouped under personal development.
Everything you do in 2018 should be aimed at making you better.

Be intentional.

Don’t take decisions based on emotions; you must have had a goal and a plan for the year by now (if you don’t, no worries, I’ll make a post next Friday to guide you). Success is science; if you have the conditions, you get the results. You can predict your success by your decisions. Everything you do in 2018 should be aimed at your goal.

Take baby steps.

Little drops of water make a mighty ocean. Put your ideas on paper and execute them little by little. You know that thing called “procrastination”? Please #LeaveItIn2017.

Leave negativity in 2017- become a proton.

“A proton can never lose its positivity as so can’t you! It just gets covered by stress which saps your energy. Staying positive will help you overcome the toughest of challenges while attracting more positivity and opportunities”
Come what may in the new year, be determined to emit only positive energy.

Save more.

Leave extravagance in 2017. Become more prudent. Be conscious of where your money goes; if you didn’t work for it, someone did.

Talk less and do more.

Please leave talk in 2017. Empty vessels make the loudest noise. We make so much noise and produce little results. Be a silent achiever.
Let your Ferrari make the noise.

Wake up early.

Leave unnecessary sleep in 2017. Everything you do is a function of time. Time is a major factor in the school of success. Adopt the habit of being an early waker; it’s what successful people do.

Invest in yourself.

Invest in books that’ll build your mind. Invest in gadgets you need to improve your business, skill etc.
Invest in clothes, yes clothes.

Exercise and eat healthy.

Take jogs in the mornings, no matter how busy you are.
Your physical health is very important.
Eat fruits and drink water.

Smile more

Leave anger in 2017. A smile can fix so many things. Step into the new year with a great smile and laugh.

Add Value

What problems can you solve? What will you be rewarded and celebrated for?

If we did all of these things, we wouldn’t have so many prayer requests. God can not do everything for you.
Write down things you know should not go into the new year with you and be determined to drop them.
Adopt new healthy habits and practice them until they become a part of you.

Merry Christmas guys, I love you ???