NONE OF US IS AS SMART AS ALL OF US

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A great mentor I appreciate so much once said something I would never forget.

He said “NONE OF US IS AS SMART AS ALL OF US”.

In plain terms, he meant that if I want to be smart enough to achieve all my dreams and aspirations, I would need the help and brain of others.

We all need the brain and intelligence of others to become the best at what we do.

Stay fit for purpose.
Seun Emmanuel Alaofin.

LEARN FROM OTHERS!!!

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One way to become a leader is to study great leaders and follow their examples..

One way to become a successful businessman is to study great businessmen and follow their examples..

One way to become the best in what you do is to study great people in your area of calling and follow their examples..

Note: A man who is to proud to learn from others would never be an example to learn from.

Seun Emmanuel Alaofin.

LIVE YOUR LIFE!!!

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1. DON’T compare yourself with others, live your life.

2. Be grateful for what you have, live your life.

3. DON’T live a fake life, live your life.

4. DON’T allow your voice to be called noise, live your life.

5. Respect your instincts and do what you feel is morally right, live your life.

6. Surprise and appreciate yourself, live your life.

Happy New Month.
Seun Emmanuel Alaofin.
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LIFE LESSON: HONESTY PAYS (PART 2)

YESTERDAY:
Mr Atobatele, I realized that you are yet to sign those files I gave you. I heard you are a pastor and a man that doesn’t take nonsense, but that’s none of my business. If you know you are going to display this “NA ME HOLY PASS” attitude of yours, I would be left with no option than to sack you and I would also ensure that I personally destroy your career. I was informed that some of your church members are workers of this company. How would you feel if a notice is posted on the notice boards that their pastor is a thief and a liar? This attitude of yours is also going to put their jobs at risk. I have computed the names of each and every one of them. I am fully ready for you Mr Man.

If you think you can go far with this attitude of yours, I would show you that you have met your match, Mr Jekayesinmi Shouted. A majority of the Board of Directors complain about you. Its either you are blocking them from making extra profit or you are busy teaching them what to do and what not to do. Anyway, I don’t blame you; I blame them for not dealing with you amicably. If you cannot do what we are doing here, which simple means that you are not ready to join, why not leave or is this company written in your father’s name.

Later that afternoon, Mr Lawal walked quietly into the office of Mr Atobatele. For the past few days Sir, you have been behaving strange. Could your actions be as a result of the meeting you had with the finance director, he asked with great curiosity. Something like that he replied as he raised his head up to guess how much Mr Lawal knows about the whole situation on ground.

From my experience with the Finance director, I would advise that you do everything you are asked to do because he is a man that does not take any nonsense. May God give you the grace to do what you are supposed to do. I would take my leave now, but before then I would advise that you cheer up and give what you are asked to do a try. You would not regret your actions at the end of the day.

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THE NEXT DAY
7 AM: Honey, I have made up my mind, I would be resigning from the office today. I have printed out my resignature letter and I have signed it. I have prayed about the whole situation and I believe that this is the best thing to do. I should be before noon so I can brush up my CV and probably drop it in some companies before closing hour. Before you go to work, help me register at JOBBERMAN so we can get firsthand information on new jobs.

Sitting at the other side of the bed, Eberechi was sobbing gently. God why are Nigerian’s so cruel and wicked. Many people have actually forgotten that there is God ooo. Looking at her after noticing that her head was down all this while, and she seemed not to be listening to all he was saying, he decided to move closer to her and assure her that all that is happening is for a purpose.

But sweetheart, you know we run an open policy relationship in this house. We should have discussed this issue before you print out the resignation letter. We agreed we were going to talk about it when you came back from work yester night. You said you were tired and needed to rest. I was expecting you to bring up the issue so that we can trash out the issue before you take any major decision.
I am not happy with the fact that you want to resign. The man is the person that is supposed to resign, not you. He is the one that is guilty, you are innocent. You have always told me not to give up easily, why do you want to give up now. How are we going to pay the children’s school fees, with my peanut salary? Have you taught of all this.
I am sorry Eberechi. I knew that you would not be happy with my decision to resign, that was why I gave that excuse yesterday so that we can have the peace we are used to having in this house. Don’t worry about the children’s school fees, I am confident that by God’s grace, I would get a new job soon.
Baby, I know you are scared, I am also scared too, but this is the right thing to do and we both know it. Remember that I got this job miraculously, and God has blessed us and enlarged our coast through this company. It would be a crime to God and the country if I decide to do anything that would put the finance of the company in jeopardy.

I know that everything that happens to man is for a reason. The reason might not be clear now, but I know that sooner or later everything would be alright. Okay dear, but promise me that you would take things easy at the office today. I promise dear. Feeling relieved, Eberechi stood up and hugged her husband. In return he gave her a kiss on the forehead, signifying that all that is well would end well (don’t try this on your boyfriend ooo).

9 AM: Good Morning Mr Jekayesinmi. Like I said yesterday, this is my resignation letter. I would be moving out of the office before noon. I need to clear the files on my table, and dispatch them to the necessary offices.
Are you sure you have given this a serious consideration, Mr Jekayesinmi asked like he was concerned. Are you sure you want to resign just because you cannot sign those files? Yes sir, I am very sure Mr Atobatele confirmed. If that’s the case, I must admit that you are very stupid and you are unfit to work here. Thank you Sir, Mr Atobatele replied as he walked out of the office silently, remembering the promise he made his wife.

10:30 AM: Mr Kunle, Mr Clement and Mr Emeka, I resigned from this company today for reasons best known to me which I would share with you very soon. Ensure that you do not compromise your stand in the lord in everything you do here. Also remember to be your brother’s keeper. You are not here to compete with each other; you are here to complement each other.
Let the fear of God continually be in your heart. Help me pack these things to the car, I need to thank some of the staffs here for their love and kindness towards me when I was here. Before I forget, Mr Emeka, make sure the daily morning devotion that we hold every morning does not stop. I am putting you in charge, don’t disappoint me.

TO BE CONTINUED IN THE EVENING….
SEUN EMMANUEL ALAOFIN..

TELL YOURSELF THE TRUTH (2)

George Westinghouse was asked to leave college because he was labelled ‘dull, slow and impractical’ by his teachers.

Before George Westinghouse died he patented over 400 inventions and amassed an industrial empire that few have equalled

How did he achieve this? He refused to believe the lies of his teachers, but instead he listened to the truth he told himself.

Whose report do you believe?
SEA.

KEEP DOING IT

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The best way to be good at what you do is to KEEP DOING IT. Repetition is the father of perfection.

Get books that can enlighten you more on the subject matter, move with people with the same interest and ensure that the passion never burns down.

The world respects a man that is good at what he is doing. Nobody appreciates an unpolished talent.
Remember, KEEP DOING IT!!!

Seun Emmanuel Alaofin.

BE DIFFERENT

It has been confirmed that the most difficult part of climbing through the ladder of success is getting through the crowd at the bottom.

The bottom is full of struggling people. People that are struggling to climb the ladder of success, but for a man to get through the ladder, he needs to be;

1. Different.
2. Do something different.
3. Move with people that are different
4. Know God.

Seun Emmanuel Alaofin.

TELL YOURSELF THE TRUTH

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The worse thing that can happen to a man is to lie to himself, likewise the best thing that can happen to a man is to tell himself the truth.

If you would ask me, I would prefer that you tell yourself the truth. Now what’s the truth?

The truth is you are awesome, wonderfully and marvelously made. You are the best thing that happened to mankind. Appreciate yourself.

Morning
Seun Emmanuel Alaofin

PAY YOURSELF 1ST

The best and easiest way to become wealthy is to pay yourself. By paying yourself, I simply mean saving money from every income that you make.

When you get your salary, business profit, etc. you pay your tithe, settle your bills, get new stuffs for yourself, do you always put it in mind to save money?

Note: Its not just about saving, but ensuring that the savings grow.

Good Morning.
SEA.

LIFE LESSON: HONESTY PAYS (PART 1)

TODAY:
Storming into his office, Mr Atobatele heart jumped up.  You have just tomorrow left to make your choice. It is either you sign those files or you resign, the Finance Director shouted authoritatively as he wanted him to digest every bit of his words.

Sir, I have made up my mind to resign. I would drop my letter of resignation tomorrow and I would not step into this office the next day.

Bravo, that’s a brave and courageous decision Mr Jekayesinmi responded as he was happy that the stubborn thorn in his flesh would finally be laid to rest and removed for good.

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DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY:
Mr Lawal, call Mr Atobatele for me. I am sure you know that for us to be able to take this money from the company’s treasury, Mr Atobatele would need to address and sign these files because he is the Payment Manager.

But Sir, Mr Lawal cut in politely. You know that Mr Atobatele Pastors one of these fast growing churches here in Lagos and many of his members are workers in this company. He would never want to be involved in such a scandal. He was the one that frustrated the former Finance Director before he resigned to pick up another appointment. Previous people that have worked under him seriously complained that he is not corporative when it comes to compromising his faith and stand in the Lord.

Mr. Lawal, are you trying to tell me that I am not a Christian? Do you know how much I have invested in the new church building project of the assembly where I worship? How do you think I get all the money I use to help those in need? Do you know how much I have invested to get to this position I am today? Don’t you know that the Managing Director and the Board of directors are very much aware of this deal, and I must deliver a certain percentage to them? Forget it, we are all sinners. God is a merciful and loving father. If we ask him to forgive us, he would forgive us.

Sensing that the situation was getting out of hand, he left Mr Jekayesinmi office to get Mr Atobatele. Instead of Oga to allow us carry out this mission without involving this foolish man, he is doing strong head. I just hope that this man would not cause trouble like he did the last time. God please help us ooo, let him change his mind and sign those files. Realizing that he had just finished saying a useless prayer, he smiled and reminded himself that he needs the money seriously, and even God understands his predicaments.

I even wonder why all these pastors refuse to face their church business squarely. They make enough money from tithe, offering and even first fruits and yet they refuse to allow us to make our own tithe and offering from the coffers of these companies. They have made enough money from their church members to take good care of their family, then they would come here and start forming holy. Nobody can stop me from making money either legally or illegally.

Getting to the office of Mr Atobatele, they both exchange pleasantries. Pastor, Pastor, Mr Lawal greeted Mr Atobatele as he wants to ensure that he is in a good mood before he goes on to meet the Finance Director. Bawo ni ise leni? Bawo ni iyawo ati omo (How is work today? How is your wife and your children?).

Fine Sir, Mr Atobatele reacted as he was sensing something fishy. He and Mr Lawal had not been on very good terms since the Last Finance Director resigned. He coming to his office today was the last thing he expected on a sunny Monday afternoon.

Mr Jekayesinmi would like to see you in his office for a very important meeting right now. You can drop what you are doing now because the meeting promises to be very brief.

Okay sir, Mr Atobatele answered as he dropped the files he was addressing and headed straight to the office of the finance director alongside Mr Lawal who was scared about the outcome that would come out of the meeting.

Good Afternoon Sir, Mr Atobatele greeted.

Ooh Payment Manager, you are here. Mr Lawal, you can excuse us from the office, Mr Jekayesinmi said as he winked his eyes at him to pretend like he is not aware of the reason why the brief impromptu meeting was arraigned.

Mr Atobatele, since I came into this office about Seven Months ago, you have been one of my best staffs. You have been very hard working, loyal and submissive. I am thinking of recommending you for promotion in the next board meeting, but before I do that you must prove to me that you are still as loyal, dedicated and hard working as before.

Over there are some files of the company. I need you to critically study them, see how you can maneuver them and ensure that you sign each of them before twenty four hours.

Thank you very much sir for the kind words, but what do you mean by maneuver. If the files are accurate and truthful, there would be no need to manipulate anything there. PM (payment manager) just go and do what you are asked to do, Mr Jekayesinmi replied as he showed him the door signifying that he should move out.

That strange feeling caught up with him. The memory of Mr Abdurrahman the former Finance Director still looks fresh in his memory. This was the same way he was called into his office, addressed and asked to manipulate. When he was unable to do it, he received numerous threats of sack from him.

It was God in his infinite mercy that delivered him from the hands of Mr Abdulraman by offering him (Mr Abdulraman) a good job somewhere else. That was what made the former finance director to resign. God, I don’t know how you would deliver me from this mess, but I know that you are with me.

On getting to the office, Mr Atobatele opened up the files, checked each of the documents there and realized that the atrocities he was asked to commit was far greater than the one Mr Abdulraman asked him to do.

Confused and disturbed, he decided to call his wife Eberechi to explain his predicaments to her.

Hello dear, how are you doing? Fine Sweetheart, his wife replied. What’s wrong with your voice, you are breathing fast and you only behave like this when you are tensed up.

My dear, it’s true that I am tensed up. I have been asked to manipulate and sign some illegal documents. They want to siphon the money of the company and as the payment manager, the files have to pass through my office, for a clean and perfect job. I just called to inform you that you need to start preparing because I would rather resign than do what is wrong and unethical.

Don’t think too much about the issue, we would talk better when you get home his wife said with hope and believe that God would intervene fast.

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PART 2 TO DROP VERY SOON.
Seun Emmanuel Alaofin.
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