Why I smiled…

As I look out the balcony at my domestic assistant as she leaves me for the holidays and of course for greener pastures (she won’t be returning), I smile.

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Life lessons from Candy Crush!

Yes! you heard right…

For those who don’t know, Candy Crush is a game. Check the apps store on your device for more info.

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I am personally open to learning from just about anything… from movies, to random things, to nature , from conversations, anything and of course games: candy crush.
I am one of the late joiners to the world of candy crush but nonetheless i have welcomed and accepted this game as my break-in- transmission tool. Starting from level 1 to level 309 ( I know you are already at level 1500 but did you learnt what I learnt?)
Here are 3 lessons about life I picked from playing Candy crush.

1. Every game has to be challenging to be worth playing. Too easy: Not interested. Too hard: not fun. Challenging: Yes.

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So if life were a challenging game worth my time, would I always aim to win at the very 1st round? No. Not always, else I’d  think it was too easy and lose interest. But how come we always expect things to be easy-peasy with life, and we complain at the first attempt at losing – #food4thot

 

2. It is not over until it is over! There are times where you have only 2 or 3 moves and you are still way behind your goal of either clearing jellies or bringing down fruits – and you just know that there is no way you can win the game, but all of a sudden you play just one move and everything else begins to align and you make only one or two moves and you finish the game colorfully! For me, it’s just intriguing. I have repeated such levels and found out that the game was created in such a way to work with the player’s zeal or maybe belief. If i continued with the hope that miracles could happen, then colorful miracles happen, but if I give up in the last few strides becoming overwhelmed by how impossible it is to still meet my target, then I lose.

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Just imagine if we were always unshaken in our belief that it is not over until it is over! And we held that belief to the very end every time…

 
3. Time doesn’t control us, we control time: Now there are some time bombs which have time slots allotted to them which countdown as you play and explodes when it gets to zero.

The first time i encountered this level, i felt cheated and was upset at how quickly i had to finish the game to avoid the bomb exploding during the game and abruptly ending my session without me winning.  It took several frustrating plays and a relaxed me to understand that I, as a matter of fact controlled the  bombs, I just needed to change my perspective to seeing the time bombs as moves-bombs (meaning instead of thinking about how fast I needed to go, I starting thinking about how strategic i needed to play).

Sometimes that pain point just needs you to get a new perspective about it.

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I hope you are relaxing this break. Be open to learning even in your most relaxed moments.

Happy Easter.
Tosan A.

What I ‘saw’ in the match between Barca and PSG

 

A lot of us watched the match and most of us saw Barca do what they know how to do best. Someone saw something else which we can all take a cue from… You should read this whether you agree with the scores, the referee’s position or not – Tosan A.

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What I learnt from Barca’ s comeback. There’s a lot to learn from Barca’s historic comeback. Trailing 4-0 from the first leg, they needed to score at least 5 to go through. In the course of the game the opposition got 1 goal to worsen Barca’s situation. The score was now 5-3 on aggregate. Barca […]

via THE EPIC COMEBACK!  — Always Walk On The Clouds!

How a cluttered desk affects your mind

 

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A lot of things fight for our emotional space, attention in our minds and thoughts. While some thoughts are welcome, others are draining. Just the thought of that person, undone task, disorganised desk, incomplete project or even just a promise not kept could literarily take a huge piece of our emotions and occupying lots of space in our minds making us stressed, unhappy or even guilty.

Ever wondered why your morale just drops or you suddenly feel unproductive when find yourself at work on a disorganized desk? Continue reading “How a cluttered desk affects your mind”

Two down! boom!

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It’s the end of another lovely month (February)! It’s been power packed and full! but I’m glad it’s one more down (decided not to put the number of months to go…). Thanks to my blog followers who take time out of their busy schedules to read my posts and share. You guys keep me going. Thanks.

A brief recap if you missed any post this month;

 

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Can you describe yourself to a child or someone who isn’t particular about your educational or professional achievements? Describe yourself gives you a starting point. I got a comment from Yewande which sums up the impact of this post.

This is so true. A friend asked me once to write 100 achievements starting from age 6.

Believing it will be easy peasy, I set out to start only to get stuck after writing 15 achievements in 1 hour so thanks a lot Tosan, I now know how to go about it. Good job.

 

To be big or to be great? tries to open our minds to our options as business owners – Is Go big or Go home the only option? This is what Humble though of it;

Great! I admire how you took your time to break things down.

It is true that while our individual views at the so called “small giants” insinuates that they are “local champs”. On the contrary, it could be that the driver’s mission/goal is/was to remain small but great.

It buttressed further in suggesting that there is need to draft Mission and Vision Statements for our business ventures. And should not be afraid to remain small giants if that was it’s original intent.

Thanks Tosan

Turn on the passion is my first short story, we learn a lot from things not even related to what is happening in the immediate. The hectic life of a wife & mom of two teaches us a thing or two on how to pursue our goals.

The New Age Seller redefines the idea of selling. In today’s economy where price hikes are the norm, This would help you get the desired results that keep you selling even when all else fails.

Who’s excited about March! I am!

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Looking forward to reading, reviewing and sharing from these two books.

Learning from these women looks like fun… Be sure to tag along (click link to follow blog by email) to get the post fresh off the mill. 

Have a lovely march into MARCH!

Cheers.

Tosan A.

Describe yourself.

As a kid, this was one of the first essays of many to come, where you would describe yourself complete with your likes, dislikes and hobbies. Now, this has been upgraded to terms like your profile, your bio among others. Only this time the focus is on more professional and educational achievements not the individual per se. Continue reading “Describe yourself.”

January in blogs! February in view

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It’s the end of January, the first month in 2017. It’s been an interesting and challenging one especially since I decided to post weekly this year. All I can say, One month down, 11 to go. I expect to be a guru at this at the end of the year.

Thanks to the blog’s followers and readers who support and encourage me to keep at it. I invite you to continue on this journey with me and invite friends to come on as well; it will be worth their time.

Here are the blog posts in January,

I enjoyed the reactions from how social are you? As many wondered where I got all those names from as they searched through. I enjoyed reading Jack Canfield’s book – in how to get from point A to point B. I hope everyone has tried creating their life purpose statement so we can move on to reading it daily. Remember, it may not be perfect the first time. 100% LIFE IMPROVEMENT was a reinforcer and spiritual reminder that we have to play our parts, then we can let God do the rest.

So if you missed any, help yourself to the list above and follow the blog via email so you never miss another.

 

February

Welcome to February, the month of love… well, so they say. It promises to be an interesting one with 2 business books to be reviewed, a short story and a random/related post.

The only confirmed book for February is

  1. SMALL GIANTS by Bo Burlingham – 10th February

The second will be confirmed later.
Happy February!

Cheers.

Tosan A.

 

 

New year, Newbies…

2017 outlook for Tosansreviews

Here’s welcoming everyone into the new year. HAPPY NEW YEAR! A toast to freshness and new possibilities.

In the spirit of new starts, I have introduced some newbies on the blog and thought to keep you updated.

1stly, I am increasing posts to weekly! That’s a minimum of 4 posts a month! Yayyy! I hope you are as excited as I am! #stretchingin2017

2ndly, I’m introducing related and random posts. So many times, the books leave me in such high spirits or gives takeaways, which can’t all go in to the book review. That’s where related posts come in.

Random posts are just the opposite and as they sound – random. This could also be short stories.

3rdly, I am going to put up the names of the two books to be reviewed in each month on the 1st day of each month to get you all on the reading journey so we can read together and also share more views on the same book.

NB: Book reviews will be on the second and last week of each month.

I look forward to having your company on this interesting ride. Remember to invite others and follow if you are not already doing so.

 2017 here we come!

Much love.

Tosan A. 

BOOKS TO BE REVIEWED IN JANUARY

  • HOW TO GET FROM WHERE YOU ARE TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE – JACK CANFIELD
  • 100% LIFE  IMPROVEMENT – MATTHEW ASHIMOLOWO
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