20 THINGS I LEARNT FROM INTERVIEWING SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE

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Successful people don’t think and act like the unsuccessful. I have always being fascinated by anybody who did or consistently does something very well, that quest is what made me start my podcast to interview great people.

As I interview and read about them I began to observe certain common traits about them, and here are a few of them.

  1. THEY OUT-WORK THE HERD: They usually come into the office first and leave last. They usually go the extra mile for their customers.
  1. THEY READ: Most, not all have a healthy reading habit they’re always consuming content that will give them more knowledge and wisdom to win in this fast changing world.
  1. THEY ARE CONSISTENT: They have something that they do consistently on a daily basis, whether it is prayer, exercise, sending emails to their customers etc.
  1. THEY THINK AHEAD OF THEIR INDUSTRY: They spot and perceive consumer behavioral changes and then adjust their strategy to take advantage of the changes so that they don’t become victims of change.
  1. THEY SURROUND THEMSELVES WITH SMART PEOPLE: They fundamentally believe that they can’t travel to the shores of greatness alone.
  1. THEY HAVE MENTORS OR COACHES THAT CHALLENGE THEM: If you’ll like me to be your life coach please email me: paulfohinspires@gmail.com
  1. THEY ALWAYS BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES: They self-trick themselves to believe that all things are possible for them, and it usually is because you become what you believe strongly.
  1. THEY SELL THEIR DREAMS AND IDEAS WITH PASSION: The world is owned and influenced by people who can make and persuade others to go across the road with them.
  1. THEY SELF-TEACH THEMSELVES NEW NECESSARY SKILLS USING THE INTERNET
  1. THEY USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO PUSH THEIR AGENDA
  1. THEY DON’T JUST DREAM, THEY TAKE MASSIVE ACTION: They know that nothing moves until a person moves.
  2. THEY TRAVEL FOR INSPIRATION AND REFUELING
  1. THEY TAKE HOW THEY LOOK SERIOUSLY, SO THEY ALWAYS DRESS THE PART: People see you before they hear you. Be the embodiment of your business.
  1. THEY NETWORK A LOT: They fundamentally know that your network, determines your net worth.
  1. THEY TAKE THEIR HEALTH SERIOUSLY: Most of them do some form of exercise and they eat right.
  1. THEY BELIEVE IN GOD: They know that without the grace of God their effort will be in vain.
  1. THEY HAVE CLEAR WRITTEN DOWN GOALS
  1. THEY INVEST MONEY IN THEIR PERSONAL EDUCATION AND CONTINUOUS DEVELOPMENT
  1. THEY ARE HUNGRIER THAN THEIR COMPETITORS
  1. SOME OF THEM ARE NOT PATIENT WITH MEDIOCRITY AND AVERAGE

 

I hope this was helpful, as a wise sage once said, ‘’Success leaves clues’’ I believe that if you apply some of these principles it will help you get to the shores of your personal greatness.

10 NIGERIAN MEN TO FOLLOW ON INSTAGRAM FOR WISDOM AND STYLE TIPS

We become who will model our lives after. As men to get the next dimension of progress in our: personal, financial, spiritual, and social lives we must draw inspiration from other men that have being successful consistently in those areas. To juice up your inspiration I have put together a list of men that I believe can inspire you from INSTAGRAM.COM. This is the part one, watch this space for part two.

 

  1. PADE BOWLER:@MR_BOWLER. He is the CEO of BOWLER industries. pade bowler 2
  2. UCHE NNAJI: @UCHENNAJI: Uche is the CEO of OUCH! a clothing brand.Uche-nnaji
  3. ADEBOLA WILLIAMS: @DEBOLALAGOS: Adebola is the co-founder of RED MEDIA the brains responsible for the social media success of the BUHARI /APC presidential win.Adebola-Williams1
  4. AUDU MAIKORI: @AUDUMAIKORI: Audu is the founder of CHOCOLATE CITY one of Nigeria’s most successful entertainment companies.Audu-Maikori
  5. MAI ATAFO: @MAIATAFO: Mai is the TOM FORD of West Africa the clothes he makes are amazing.mai-main
  6. CHARLES OKPALEKE: @PLAYNETWORKNIGEIA: Charles is the CEO of PLAY LOUNGE, PLAYNETWORK, and brand ambassador of REMY MARTIN COGNACGeorge-Okoro-Photography-Charlies-Angels-Ogo-Charles-BellaNaija-Weddings-2014-006
  7. ADEDOTUN AJIBOLA: @SIR_1803: Dotun is the CEO of DE OLIMAGE company12747658_974618462631293_1644625095_n
  8. JAY CHUKWUEMEKA: @jaychukwuemeka he is a partner at UBM.COM.NGO0xLLJF-
  9. TIMI DAKOLO: @TIMIDAKOLO The super singer and song writerTCD_5880
  10. LANRE OLUSOLA: @LANREOLUSOLA CEO O.L.C.A The super life coach
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5 REASONS WHY MEN SHOULD EXCERCISE FREQUENTLY

 

I love working out. It is 9:44pm as I write and I just came back from a run. I feel great, invigorated, alive, and fulfilled.

I’ve seen men in their 40s look like their in their 60s because of bad life style choices and I have seen men in their 60s look like their in their late 30s due to constant, disciplined, and committed exercise regimen. To humbly contribute to your well being here are 5 REASONS WHY MEN SHOULD FREQUENTLY EXCERCISE.

  1. IT IMPROVES YOUR MOOD: When you exercise you release endorphins into your blood stream. Now, endorphins are the chemicals that make us feel good. Regular exercise eliminates drastically the issue of mood swings, when you feel good due to exercise you’ll do good because how you feel affects what you do.
  1. BETTER SLEEP: Some men don’t sleep properly and this affects their output at work, by doing intense exercise when you sleep you’ll sleep like a baby. As Gillian Flower said, ‘’ Sleep is intrinsically tied to circadian rhythms—the cycles of hormones within our bodies that drive many of our physical processes. Regular exercise improves sleep quality and has been shown to improve even chronic insomnia. ‘’
  1. IMPROVED SEX: Studies have shown that if a man has regular exercise for 180 minutes a week his sexual life, sexual strength, and libido will improve. Or it even gets better, regular exercise can improve a mans erectile function.
  1. IT IMPROVES YOUR STAYING POWER: Exercise trains your brain to be persistent. For example, if you decide to run or walk for 3 miles, and you get to the second mile then feel like quitting the persistent persona in you will nudge you to keep pushing. This kind of mindset can then be transferred to your work and life.
  1. REDUCES THE OCCURRENCE OF DISEASES: Regular exercise will positively reduce the occurrence of diseases such as: prostate cancer, heart attack, and other diseases common to men.

 

I must add that, if you want to have fun and increase the intimacy in your marriage if you are married is to exercise with your spouse. Hmmm i go on a run with my wife sometimes and I tell you it has really helped my intimacy and connection with her, because after the run we get to talk, gist, pray and hold hands as we walk back home i’ve being happily married for 9 years and guys i’ve got to tell you this stuff works.

Make regular exercise a priority in your life, so you can stay strong and alive for the people that you love and love you.

HOW TO DRESS UP FOR A JOB INTERVIEW

With a new year comes new choices and new decisions and one of the decisions that a lot of people make is the decision to change jobs or get a job.
To help you nail that next interview I’ve put together some tips on how to dress for an interview, because I recruit for my clients and I’ve seen people lose opportunities for good paying jobs because of how they were dressed or how the came across. SO LET THE TIPS BEGIN (Sorry ladies these tips are only for men and the women who love them. Also these tips are for corporate jobs)

1. NO COLORED SOCKS: Yes I know men now wear red, pink, yellow socks now, but in a job interview that is not a professional route to follow WHEN YOU GET THE JOB, THEN YOU CAN UNSHEATHE ALL YOUR COLORED SOCKS.

2. WHITE SHIRT: Hmmmm I’ve seen guys rock pink, red, and green shirt to interviews that’s a NO.NO. Just wear a clean white shirt and no WINCHESTER SHIRTS either (A Winchester shirt is a white collar and white cuffs shirt with a different color on the body)

3. IT’S THE SHOES: Polish your shoes and buy one of those N200 soft shoe shine and keep it in your brief case or car. Still on shoes don’t rock a white, blue, or carton colour brown shoes. To be professional ROCK A BLACK SHOE.

4. FLATTER THEM: To flatter your potential employers, you can rock a tie color that is the color of their brand on your white shirt.

5. DON’T SLOUCH WHEN YOU SIT: Google images of world leaders and model how they sit.

6. ACCESSORIES Guys no chains, no lapel pins and if you must wear a pocket square let it be preferably white and the fold must be THE STRAIGHT FOLD just like DON DRAPPER rocks it on the show MADMAN.

7. SUIT UP: Wear a nice fitted suit same color up and down no blazer and professional colors to roll with are: Navy blue, black and grey.

Don’t just be a functional and cultural fit for the company be AN EXPERIENCE for when you open your mouth you tell the world who and whose you are.

YOU CAN HAVE WHAT YOU SEE AND SAY

You are a god. Your ancestry is God almighty, maker of this mighty, abundant, and ever expanding universe. You are the crown jewel of His creation; you are very far from ordinary.

You have the capacity to create whatever you want to BE, DO, OR HAVE. Nothing outside of you can limit or stop you from advancing or making progress from your current station to your desired station in life.

YOUR WORDS HAVE CREATIVE POWERS

This universe is a consequential universe. Your words have the power to kill anything dream, hope, or ambition within you, King Solomon said, ‘’LIFE AND DEATH IS IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE’’ Speak consistently only the things that you want to see manifest in your life, regardless of how dire your situation or condition is.

Your words can literarily change you biochemically, for example if you consistently say words life: ‘’ I AM BROKE’’ ‘’I AM SICK’’ ‘’IT’S NOT POSSIBLE’’ and the like, your energy level will drop and after some time you’ll see evidences around and within you to confirm your utterances.

Boost your self-esteem, confidence, and health by speaking daily, words of power and encouragement to yourself. Whenever I take my sons to school in the morning I make them say words like ‘’AM THE BEST’’ ‘’AM NUMBER ONE’’ I encourage you to create your own words of power that you say to yourself daily ‘’ I AM SMART’’ ‘’I AM RICH’’ ‘’I AM INNOVATIVE’’ Your emotional state will automatically change for good after and during saying those words.

This world was created by words ‘’LET THERE BE LIGHT’’ And there was light. As an offspring and extension of God you too can create your own world of peace, tranquility, wealth etc by the words of your mouth because YOU WILL DEFINITELY HAVE WHAT YOU CONSISTENTLY SAY.

VISUALIZE GREATNESS

A clear mental image of what you want will cause protons and electrons to align to create your own form of matter like: a house, a car, a business, etc. Your life will head and move in the direction of your predominant mental images so if you visualize sickness, lack, and poverty you’ll manifest it, but if on the other hand you visualize the quality of life that you want to live the whole earth will conspire to make it a reality for you. King Solomon speaking along these lines said, ‘’AS A MAN THINKS IN HIS HEART SO HE IS’’