Tagged ‘On Becoming a Man’

On Becoming a Man: Short Notes to the Multi-Talented – Part 2

On Becoming a Man: Short Notes to the Multi-Talented – Part 2

Friday, November 30th, 2012

“The only prudence in life is concentration.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Time flies! It is already the last of day November 2012 – a great time to be alive. It is also that time of the month when credit… alerts

On Becoming a Man: What Makes a Man a Man?

On Becoming a Man: What Makes a Man a Man?

Friday, November 9th, 2012

“Men are scarce”. “A good man is hard to find!” That is the noise in the global neighbourhood.
So today, I ask the simple question. What makes a man a man?
Is it the broadness of his chest, the six-pack…

On Becoming a Man: Just Before Dusk!

On Becoming a Man: Just Before Dusk!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

“The bad news is: time flies. The good news is: you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
Just before dusk, you arrived. You came, and you saw. You saw hell on this brown dust. The world is a battlefield, whether you

On Becoming a Man: The Invisible Monster

On Becoming a Man: The Invisible Monster

Friday, October 19th, 2012

“Resentment is like drinking poison and waiting for the other person to die.” ― Carrie Fisher
A young man came to me distraught, heads-bowed in silence. He had traversed the city, been to many places, attempted many things, met many

On Becoming a Man: You and the “Spiri-auditors”

On Becoming a Man: You and the “Spiri-auditors”

Friday, September 28th, 2012

“Spiri… what?”
Yes, I coined that. And, this is about you.
You have been searching for meaning and asking yourself questions, upon questions.
You believe in the all-knowing, ever-present, omnipresent, can-do-all-things supernatural being that rules the affairs of men. But,…

On Becoming a Man: Questions. Just Questions!

On Becoming a Man: Questions. Just Questions!

Friday, September 14th, 2012

“At the end of the day, the questions we ask of ourselves determine the type of people that we will become.” – Leo Babauta
Questions are everywhere – on the streets, in the malls, in classrooms, in homes and even

On Becoming a Man: On the Bus – In Search of Some Quiet

On Becoming a Man: On the Bus – In Search of Some Quiet

Friday, August 31st, 2012

“I write to give myself strength. I write to be the characters that I am not. I write to explore all the things I’m afraid of.” – Joss Whedon…
Everyone is looking for relevance, and more relevance. That is your

On Becoming a Man: I Am Not A Motivational Speaker!

On Becoming a Man: I Am Not A Motivational Speaker!

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Wow! This is the 17th post in the OBM Series!! Just to think that this started out as short random musings published at irregular intervals. Special thanks to you all who read them and also make insightful comments. I am…

On Becoming a Man: Let’s Talk about the Rainbow!

On Becoming a Man: Let’s Talk about the Rainbow!

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

“You’ll never find a rainbow if you’re looking down.” ― Charles Chaplin
It has been several weeks of rain and shine here in Makurdi. When the first rains came few months ago, one felt relief – a reassurance that the

On Becoming a Man: Short Notes to the Multi-Talented – Part 1

On Becoming a Man: Short Notes to the Multi-Talented – Part 1

Friday, July 13th, 2012

“Devoting a little of yourself to everything means committing a great deal of yourself to nothing.” – Michael LeBoef…
Are you one of us – the multi-talented, multi-gifted, able-to-do-many-things? Anyway, I think you know where we are headed today. Let’s

On Becoming a Man: Just. One. More. Push!

On Becoming a Man: Just. One. More. Push!

Friday, June 29th, 2012

It’s the 181st day of the year and most of us are due for a mid-year review. It is time to check the books and get weighed on different scales – career, family, faith, health, relationships, business, finance and investment.…

On Becoming a Man: The Fundraiser’s Diary – Part II

On Becoming a Man: The Fundraiser’s Diary – Part II

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Here is a short follow-up on an earlier post I made several weeks back. In case you missed the first one, here is the link: On Becoming a Man – The Fundraiser’s Diary. Here are some additional observations and lessons …

On Becoming a Man: Random Thoughts on Motivational Talks

On Becoming a Man: Random Thoughts on Motivational Talks

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

“After the initial buzz, the effort to make a difference must begin.” – Kenneth Kwan

Last month, I wrote about the definition of success, expanding on John Maxwell’s version. It had resonated so much with me that I had to

On Becoming a Man: Nigeria, Corruption and Men at the Gates – Democracy Day Edition

On Becoming a Man: Nigeria, Corruption and Men at the Gates – Democracy Day Edition

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

“Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves” – [Matt. 10:16, NLT]…

Today, I write as one not with all the answers in the world; neither as one

On Becoming a Man: The Fundraiser’s Diary – Part 1

On Becoming a Man: The Fundraiser’s Diary – Part 1

Monday, April 30th, 2012

“If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” – Lowell Lundstrum
Exactly a month ago today, it was my birthday and I enjoyed accolades and well wishes from friends and fans – even though I am far from

On Becoming a Man: Success Defined – John Maxwell to the Rescue

On Becoming a Man: Success Defined – John Maxwell to the Rescue

Thursday, April 26th, 2012

“Success is choosing to enter the arena of action, determined to give yourself to the cause that will better humanity and last for eternity.” – John C. Maxwell
It’s been almost a month since my last OBM post. I have

On Becoming a Man: Birthday Musings – It’s Reflection Time

On Becoming a Man: Birthday Musings – It’s Reflection Time

Friday, March 30th, 2012

“So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom.” – Psalm 90:12
Yes, we meet again in a bit. And, I feel old. No, I feel young. Honestly, I feel… I refuse to be

On Becoming a Man: It’s a New Month. Grab some Courage!

On Becoming a Man: It’s a New Month. Grab some Courage!

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney

It’s a new month and I’m glad we are all here and still kicking. The last sixty-one days of the year have been

On Becoming a Man: “Wake Me Up!” It’s the Sixth Week Already

On Becoming a Man: “Wake Me Up!” It’s the Sixth Week Already

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

“The plans of the diligent lead to profit”… – Prov. 21:5
It feels weird greeting you “Happy New Year!” at this time of the year – the sixth week. I admit I have been MIA since the year two thousand

On Becoming a Man: Wait a Second. Christmas is Upon Us!

On Becoming a Man: Wait a Second. Christmas is Upon Us!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

“Let your cracked lips give thanks from a joyful heart.” – Gbenga Awomodu…

Christmas is here again; sooner than you realize. Time is on steroids and one can hardly keep pace with life’s fast, giant strides. Maybe you just have

On Becoming a Man: It’s Time to Clean Out the Cobwebs!

On Becoming a Man: It’s Time to Clean Out the Cobwebs!

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

What is left when honour is lost? – Publilius Syrus…
Every day, you rise. You join the rest of the world in the frenzied state of activities to make a difference and become relevant to your immediate environment. You select

On Becoming a Man: 60 Days to Year End – Count Your Goals, Now!

On Becoming a Man: 60 Days to Year End – Count Your Goals, Now!

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

It’s a new month, people! It’s been a whooping 3-0-5 days into 2011 already!
Today’s OBM post will be about taking stock of the outgoing year. Just like yesterday, billions of people across the world welcomed the year in style,…

On Becoming a Man: Making & Breaking Habits

On Becoming a Man: Making & Breaking Habits

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

“The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken,” – Samuel Johnson, (English Poet, Critic and Writer, 1709-1784)…

In my last (introductory) post in the OBM series, I wrote about the

On Becoming a Man: Morning, Afternoon, Night

On Becoming a Man: Morning, Afternoon, Night

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

“This message came to me concerning Edom: Someone keeps calling to me, ‘Watchman, how much longer until morning? When will the night be over?’ The watchman replies, ‘Morning is coming, but night will soon return. If you wish to ask …