CAN YOU REALLY SPEAK YOUR LANGUAGE?

Greetings to the house and compliments of the season to everyone.

I would like to announce that the Federal Ministry of Information & Culture have formally endorsed the TV Reality Language Show I am privileged to be spear heading. It happened this December.

The main show (there are going to be 4 variants) would run as  a family competition over 47 weeks every year with the winning family picking up a house anywhere in the country. The house will be provided by the Federal Mortgage Bank every year for the next 10 years. Innoson Motors will provide a brand new car for the 2nd runner up while the 1st runner up will have educational scholarship for their children up to University Level.

The show is geared towards influencing our people to speak more of their indigenous languages in their various homes as a way to prevent the eventual extinction of our languages.

From March 2022, we hope to air the show on AIT network, NTA network & TSTV Africa.

There are over 500 languages in Nigeria and we intend to visit every single village and document their languages, cultures and customs not only for the show but also posterity.

This is why (the over 500 languages) the FMIC endorsed the show.

Apart from the endorsement, I also own the copyright to the show since 2016.

We shall also celebrate our indigenous cultures and customs via the show.

This is the 2nd Mock Edition we recorded at the GLIM Bible College hall in 2016 that was instrumental to the copyright award. https://youtu.be/vnYxqaLQFjU

We intend to use GLIM Bible College Hall (with the kind permission of Papa) as our main studio for the next 10 years, although we shall be carrying the show to different parts of the country every quarter.

The Children Edition will take place every 27th of May in conjunction with the Federal Ministry of Education and ONLY children who can speak their indigenous languages very well would be eligible.

As I hinted earlier, there are going to be four variants of the show: Family, Children, Celebrity & Express Editions.

The Express Edition will be for anyone that can play a game on their phones using our short code every week and would be similar in style and ambience to the rested Who wants to be a Millionaire?”.

The Celebrity Edition will take place on Jan 1st, June 12th & Oct 1st every year and participants would be Celebrities (Politicians, Popular Musicians, Movie Stars, etc.) Who would go through a public voting process with the 1st three having the highest votes being eligible to enter the next edition.

The Family Edition will be restricted only to families (Father, Mother & Children).

For example, how many us know that with a small contribution of N2.5k every month for at least 6 months, you can be eligible for a housing loan of at most N5M (for non-Govt workers) from the FMBN to build your house (1, 2 or 3-bedroom) in any part of Nigeria on mortgage and pay back over 15 to 20 years?

In the Family Edition, we also want to promote small businesses in addition to the businesses of the Big Brands that are already associated with the show.

I suspected that most of us are not aware about this opportunity, but through the show what to do to take advantage of this process that is part of the National Housing Policy will become clearer.

So, if we know of any of our people that make food or gift items we could use to include in the takeaway packs we shall be giving out every week, pls connect them to me.

In the family edition, we shall be giving consolation prizes to the losing participants every week and gift items to every other participants (judges, audience, guests, helpers, etc.) also every week.

This show that would be watched by Millions of Nigerians every week would be a perfect opportunity for people who are forward thinking to take advantage now for their businesses to move to the National level, before the Big Brands rush in and make it difficult to feature small businesses.

We are currently accepting applications from families that would like to participate in the first quarter of the Family Edition (which we shall record at GLIM Bible College Hall in mid-February 2022). We need a total of 27 different families representing 27 different languages in this quarter. Pls, help to spread the word.

<Aproko234> Can You Really Speak Your Language Reality TV Show kicks-off in Mar 2022 on AIT & NTA Networks. Interested? To Pre-Register: https://bit.ly/3EHc3ek

IT TAKES DISCIPLINE TO GROW MONEY

On BU$I₦£$$ DIG£$T this morning, November 8, 2021


Olajide Abiola wrote:

The Federal and State Governments are the biggest Venture Capitalists in Nigeria.

The huge margins and financial windfalls from public sector contracts finds its way into many hands that fritter everything away.
Many use their working or business capital to buy cars or houses. 

I tell people that they shouldn’t buy houses just because they don’t want to pay rent.

People have made ₦20m, ₦70m, ₦150m, ₦200m, ₦300m, ₦450m from government contracts and gotten back to being broke in a short while.
If they’re unable to get the next contract, they curse government.

In my mind, I am like, this project gave you good capital to keep you in business for a long time.

I have had a few tell me. “See, when I execute this project, I will make so and so”, “you will help me plan and guide on how to appropriate the funds”. The moment the money comes, they go on a spending binge. I won’t sight their brake lights until they’re broke. 

I tell people that it take discipline to grow money.

Many people make resolutions like “if only I can get this ₦1m, I will just put like ₦800k on this business”. Lori iro. Let ₦2m get into their hands, shishi won’t go into that business.

THIS IS THE REALITY!

If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there.


Yours-In-Entrepreneurship
Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu
animn, ace, f.hcd, f.dss, m.frcn, fimc, cmc, cms, FAiPA, DPA, ACCrFE
The Millennium Entrepreneur!
http://emmabglobalconcept.org/business-digest-november-8-2021/
MakingAMarkGlobally

e-Naira

On BU$I₦£$$ DIG£$T this morning, October 25, 2021


Today October 25, 2021, The President C-in-C of the FGN will formally unveil the CBDC, as announced by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

What is CBDC?

Central Bank Digital Currency, tagged e-Naira!

Summarily, e-Naira is NOT Cryptocurreny but a digital legal tender under the issuance and control of the CBN owned by Nigeria as a Sovereign Nation.

So the mistake to equate it with bitcoin or any other Cryptocurreny that is decentralised and the owner or issuer is not known should not be made.

The owner and issuer of e-Naira is well known and has it process of how it can be used.

E-Naira is an ewallet app that can be downloaded and tied to your regular bank account where you can transfer money from your regular bank account into your e-Naira wallet.

In your best interest, as you have invested alot of time to study Cryptocurreny currencies, spend some time to understudy e-naira, but the question will be, do we have enough literature on this to educate Nigerians?

If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there.


Yours-In-Entrepreneurship
Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu
animn, ace, f.hcd, f.dss, m.frcn, fimc, cmc, cms, FAiPA, DPA, ACCrFE
The Millennium Entrepreneur!
http://emmabglobalconcept.org/business-digest-october-25-2021/
MakingAMarkGlobally

Potential

One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential . Without courage, you cannot practice any other virtue with consistency, you can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous or honest. Don’t be afraid of change or chaos, embrace it by being fluid as possible. Meaning goals would require sacrifice. Kindness is everything in life, crown yourself with the jewels of discipline. The Lord enables……Good morning #t42r

LONELINESS

Lonelines is not the physical absence of other people, you can be surrounded by people and be lonely . It’s a feeling that you are not sharing anything meaningful with other people . Focus on where you want to go not on what you fear, do not be afraid of change or chaos, embrace it by being as fluid as possible. Regret is mostly caused by not having done anything. Take forgiveness slowly. Peace will come. The Lord manifests……Good morning

Emotional Intelligence (EI)

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional intelligence or EI is the ability to understand and manage your own emotions, and those of the people around you. People with a high degree of emotional intelligence know what they’re feeling, what their emotions mean, and how these emotions can affect other people.

Why Emotional Intelligence is Important

In his book Working with Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman cites the Harvard Business School research that determined that EI counts for twice as much as IQ and technical skills combined in determining who will be successful.
In a 2003 Harvard Business Review reported that 80% of competencies that differentiate top performers from others are in the domain of Emotional Intelligence.
Having emotional intelligence is essential for success in life. It’s a scientific fact that emotions precede thought. When emotions run high, they change the way our brains function… diminishing our cognitive abilities, decision-making powers, and even interpersonal skills. Understanding and managing our emotions (and the emotions of others) helps us to be more successful in both our personal and professional lives.

At a personal level, emotional intelligence helps us:
• Have uncomfortable conversations without hurting feelings
• Manage our emotions when stressed or feeling overwhelmed
• Improve relationships with the people we care about
At work, emotional intelligence can help us:
• Resolve conflicts
• Coach and motivate others
• Create a culture of collaboration
• Build psychological safety within teams

Elements of Emotional Intelligence

According to Daniel Goleman, an American psychologist who helped to popularize emotional intelligence, there are five key elements to it:

  1. Self-awareness.
  2. Self-regulation.
  3. Motivation.
  4. Empathy.
  5. Social skills.
  6. The more that you manage each of these areas, the higher your emotional intelligence. So, let’s look at each element in more detail:
  7. Self-awareness
  8. If you’re self-aware, you always know how you feel, and you know how your emotions and your actions can affect the people around you. Being self-aware also means having a clear picture of your strengths and weaknesses, and it means behaving with humility.
    So, what can you do to improve your self-awareness?
    Keep a journal – Journals help you improve your self-awareness. If you spend just a few minutes each day writing down your thoughts, this can move you to a higher degree of self-awareness.
    Slow down – When you experience anger or other strong emotions, slow down to examine why. Remember, no matter what the situation, you can always choose how you react to it.
  9. Self-regulation
    People who regulate themselves effectively rarely verbally attack others, make rushed or emotional decisions, stereotype people, or compromise their values. Self-regulation is all about staying in control.
    This element of emotional intelligence, according to Goleman, also covers a person’s flexibility and commitment to personal accountability.
    So, how can you improve your ability to self-regulate?
    Know your values – Do you have a clear idea of where you absolutely will not compromise? Do you know what values are most important to you? Spend some time examining your “code of ethics.” If you know what’s most important to you, then you probably won’t have to think twice when you face a moral or ethical decision – you’ll make the right choice.
    Hold yourself accountable – If you tend to blame others when something goes wrong, stop. Make a commitment to admit to your mistakes and to face the consequences, whatever they are. You’ll probably sleep better at night, and you’ll quickly earn the respect of those around you.
    Practice being calm – The next time you’re in a challenging situation, be very aware of how you act. Do you relieve your stress by shouting at someone else? Practice deep-breathing exercises to calm yourself. Also, try to write down all of the negative things you want to say, and then rip it up and throw it away. Expressing these emotions on paper (and not showing them to anyone!) is better than speaking them aloud to others. What’s more, this helps you challenge your reactions to ensure that they’re fair!
  10. Motivation
    Self-motivated individuals work consistently toward their goals, and they have extremely high standards for the quality of their work.
    How can you improve your motivation?
    Re-examine why you’re doing your job – It’s easy to forget what you really love about your career. So, take some time to remember why you wanted this job. If you’re unhappy in your role and you’re struggling to remember why you wanted it, try the Five Whys technique to find the root of the problem. Starting at the root often helps you look at your situation in a new way.
    And make sure that you set up goals that achievable and energizing.
    Know where you stand – Determine how motivated you are to lead. Our Leadership Motivation Assessment can help you see clearly how motivated you are in your leadership role. If you need to increase your motivation to lead, it directs you to resources that can help.
    Be hopeful and find something good – Motivated individuals are usually optimistic, no matter what problems they face. Adopting this mindset might take practice, but it’s well worth the effort.
    Every time you face a challenge, or even a failure, try to find at least one good thing about the situation. It might be something small, like a new contact, or something with long-term effects, like an important lesson learned. But there’s almost always something positive, if you look for it.
  11. Empathy
    Individuals with empathy have the ability to put themselves in someone else’s situation. They help develop the people around them, challenge others who are acting unfairly, give constructive feedback, and listen to those who need it.
    If you want to earn the respect and loyalty of your others, then show them you care by being empathic.
    How can you improve your empathy?
    Put yourself in someone else’s position – It’s easy to support your own point of view. After all, it’s yours! But take the time to look at situations from other people’s perspectives.
    Pay attention to body language – Perhaps when you listen to someone, you cross your arms, move your feet back and forth, or bite your lip. This body language tells others how you really feel about a situation, and the message you’re giving isn’t positive! Learning to read body language can be a real asset, because you’ll be better able to determine how someone truly feels. This gives you the opportunity to respond appropriately.
    Respond to feelings – You ask your assistant to work late – again. And although he agrees, you can hear the disappointment in his voice. So, respond by addressing his feelings. Tell him you appreciate how willing he is to work extra hours, and that you’re just as frustrated about working late. If possible, figure out a way for future late nights to be less of an issue (for example, give him Monday mornings off).
  12. Social Skills

Persons who do well in the social skills element of emotional intelligence are great communicators. They’re just as open to hearing bad news as good news, and they’re expert at getting other people to support them and be excited about a new mission or project.


Individuals who have good social skills are also good at managing change and resolving conflicts diplomatically. They’re rarely satisfied with leaving things as they are, but they don’t sit back and make everyone else do the work: they set an example with their own behavior.

So, how can you build social skills?

Learn conflict resolution – Leaders must know how to resolve conflicts between their team members, customers, or vendors. Learning conflict resolution skills is vital if you want to succeed.

Improve your communication skills – How well do you communicate? What can you do to improve your communication skills as you relate with other people?

Learn how to praise others – You can inspire the loyalty of others simply by giving praise when it’s earned. Learning how to praise others is a fine art, but well worth the effort.

Reference
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership- Learning How to Be More Aware

CAREFUND Your Business Campaign

Basic Principles of Effective Money Management

On BU$I₦£$$ DIG£$T this morning, May 24, 2021


I know alot of people in my network does not translate to patronage. In fact, familiarity doesn’t mean automatic purchase.

CUSTOMER SERVICE and MARKETING ARE CONNECTED, RELATED AND ASSOCIATED Part-1

As a Business person, you should be able to use your Unique Selling Point to communicate the Value Proposition of your brand(product or service) to the potential customer.

Customer Service and Marketing are related.

You cannot successfully market well to people without top notch Customer Service.
Know this and know peace as you are hoping to get patronage.

People will first connect emotionally and rationalise it with logic.

IT IS FEW DAYS TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND VALUES BASED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM EL7 BUSINESS SYSTEMS & CONTROL WORKSHOP AND YOUR OWN SEAT IS WAITING TO BE BOOKED FOR. IT IS GIVING YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE ON *TABLE FOR TWO REALITY* TRAINING CONTEST AWARD. Check the fliers for details and do the needful.

If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there.


Yours-In-Entrepreneurship Emmanuel Omora Omora, MNMGS
ELEF Entrepreneur
http://www.cnltd.wordpress.com
Promoting cooperative relationships and empowering entrepreneurs

Success Story of Stream-1 of Jos-2021 Customer Service Clinic Part 1-of-3

On BU$I₦£$$ DIG£$T this morning, March 29, 2021


The success of the just concluded first ever Customer Service Clinic didn’t come without rejection of our proposals and offer.

As promised I will share one of the rejections(feedback).

I visited the MD of a micro financial institution, he clearly told me that I am not qualified to train their staff, since I dont have a banking experiences, that they only allow experienced former bankers to train their staff. While he was speaking I listened and smiled. When I finished I just told him, I have 13 years core banking operations experience in Nigeria with 3 commercial banks in Nigeria and I exited banking in 2017 as Branch Head of Operations.

Immediately, he adjusted his facemask downwards, he was surprised. He then went ahead to say that such trainer must be certified with Industrial Training Fund as a Consultant/Trainer since they have some regulatory oversight on training and capacity building over them. I smiled and told him, I am a Curriculum Development Consultant with the ITF since 2019 and have trained ITF Staff since 2019 as well.

That was when he removed the facemask completely. He was then like, am I based in Plateau State or I came from Abuja? I told him I have lived in Jos, Plateau State for over 14 years.

His feedback as a rejection was simply because they either have exceeded their training budget for the month or they had other engagement, but was looking for a professional ground to reject my offer.

This typically happens to many of us in the Learning and Development Industry, so the need for continuous development.

He was shocked when I told him those that will be present. As I speak, I will still propose to him that of November, 2021

If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there.


Yours-In-Entrepreneurship
Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu
animn, ace, f.hcd, f.dss, m.frcn, fimc, cmc, cms, FAiPA, DPA
The Millennium Entrepreneur
http://www.emmabglobalconcept.org
MakingAMarkGlobally

WHY WILL THERE NOT BE FRAUD IN THE BANKS?


As discussed yesterday, the casualisation of bank staff is one of the major reasons for the continuous fraud in the banks.

Another reason is the poor welfare of these staff and the unequal treatment with other core staff.

Another reason is the the lack of water-tight control system. A staff that is on contract and left on a particular desk for too long or left in a particular branch for too long can eventually be so used to the system and beat the control measures once there is an opportunity to do so and commit fraud.

Suffice it to say that, a lot of frauds are going on not reported by the banks, they are handled by the Internal Control Unit.

If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there.


Yours-In-Entrepreneurship
Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu
animn, ace, f.hcd, f.dss, m.frcn, fimc, cmc, cms, FAiPA, DPA
The Millennium Entrepreneur
http://www.emmabglobalconcept.org
MakingAMarkGlobally