Friday, 31 March 2017

Reshuffling to Slay

 
The ability to reshuffle redundant goals and ambitions is critical in this era of #Post-Truth, #Alternativefacts, #Unprecedentedattacks and Sporadic #CabinetReshuffle.
The capabilities and resources needed to achieve set goals are not static. It is common to hear people talk about pursuing their passion. By the way, passion is not static. Don’t be too rigid to miss the mark. Over and above your initial passion, there will always be other areas you can thrive and create innovative ways of #slaying.
Circumstances around you, your response to them and the intensity of your willpower interfere with the lifespan of your passion. Keep an open mind, resharpen your axe, be sensitive to your potential passion and other niche gaps, effectively manage and optimise your passion/niche gap portfolio and be adept to change in order to slay in this new era.
The consistency of slaying in this new era is dependent on your ability to reinvent new ideas. Ideas are like a stream of water. Put yourself in environments which harness the generation of new ideas. Surround yourself with people of like minds and beware of who you share your ideas with. Above all, do all things legitimately.
 
Abosede Ijabadeniyi

An Independent Content Marketer
 
 

 


 

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Quit Exaggerating your Past

The past is what it is, let the past stay where it belongs. No amount of whining, moaning or pity parties can change the past from what it is. 
 
You know you are exaggerating your past when you find yourself reverting to the "past mode". The past mode features phrases such as "Had I known", Only if I had gotten there on time", "Maybe I was not careful enough", "I am not that smart anyway".
 
It becomes more serious if you throw momentary pity parties to justify these moments. The pity parties then become more frequent and the guest lists become longer.
 
If you find that you have - regrets, deep sorrow of the heart, emotional eating, lack of energy, negative perspectives toward the future... etc. on your guest list, then you are really exaggerating your past and welcoming more special guests in upcoming parties.
 
These special guests totally crowd your thoughts so much so that you weep spontaneously, lose touch with your sense of being and you are told to seek professional help.
 
You do not have influence over your past, but you sure have influence over your response to it. 
 
Quit exaggerating your past! 
 
 
 

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Philanthropy Gone Wrong

Dear Philanthropist,
 
We were very excited when we heard you were initiating community development projects in our community. Though we heard the technology behind your initiatives was linked to an Advertising campaign, we were still hopeful for the promises you made during your first visit. It's been a year since you and your team initiated the projects, but you have left us more pain and anguish than joy... Thanks to you, our skeptic attitude towards philanthropy has deteriorated!
 
With regrets,
 
The Community Representative
 
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#LessonsLearnt
 
  • Proposed technology behind philanthropic initiatives should be investigated thoroughly
  • Advertising campaigns should never be directly attached to philanthropic initiatives
  • Let your reputation speak for itself!
 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

How to optimise your "go getter" tendencies

“Procrastination is the thief of time: Year after year it steals, till all are fled, And to the mercies of a moment leaves The vast concerns of an eternal scene” - Edward Young

 
This is that time of the year when all hands are on deck to finalise those projects and tasks which have been accumulating dusts on the shelves and cabinets of the "mind".
 
Go getters need not wait for the end of the year to acquire momentum, momentum is their second nature. Neither are they driven by New Year's resolutions as everyday has its own resolutions, nor tormented by other people's achievements as communal accomplishments are included in their daily resolution.
 
To the "Go getter", tomorrow is now! Tomorrow passes as the clock ticks, tomorrow fades away as the minutes and seconds go by.
 

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Abosede Ijabadeniyi

 

Doctoral Candidate - Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

 

Research area:  Corporate Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

 

 

 

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Life is what you choose to call it

By default, the society implicitly reduces you to an object of self-pity (the pity-inducement syndrome) when there is an aspect of your life that does not seem to measure up with "socially constructed standards".  Well, the intensity of what I call the pity-inducement syndrome depends on what part of the landscape you call homeland.

In all of these, you remain the major actor whom alone has the explicit authority to internalise the ills of this syndrome. You also have the implicit authority to allow this "syndrome" set the tone of your life, how you live and express it.

I challenge the Champion in you to rise above this syndrome.

Live, love, learn, laugh.

Life is what you choose to call it.

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Abosede Ijabadeniyi

Doctoral Candidate - Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

Research area:  Corporate Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
 

Monday, 25 July 2016

Launch Out


Is the ability to do something necessary to be willing to do it? The answer is NO. The age-long definition of demand comes to mind - "Demand is the willingness and ability to buy goods and services at a given time, during a specified period of time". Willingness and ability to pay make the demand for a good or service possible. Willingness alone is not sufficient.
The ability to do a task requires knowing the technicality involved in completing such task. Willingness is the readiness and preparedness to do the task. Willingness is a deep desire that makes the successful completion and the sustainability of a task possible. If you manage to complete a task with just the ability to do it, trust me, the sustainability of such task is not guaranteed. More so, passion precedes willingness. Therefore, launch out and be the very best you can be by surrendering your will to a worthy task which you are passionately and able to successfully complete.

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Abosede Ijabadeniyi

Doctoral Candidate - Durban University of Technology, Durban, South Africa

Research area:  Corporate Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Friday, 19 February 2016

#FACCCI - Tip of the day


I found the following excerpt from a 1995 journal article titled "The Baby is Sick/The Baby is Well: A Test of Environmental Communication Appeals" by Carl Obermiller intriguing, considering the fact that the article was published two decades ago:

"We are being buried in our own garbage. On average, each American produces nearly a ton of trash every year, producing a growing mountain of garbage. But it's not a mountain that can't be climbed. We can solve this problem; you can take actions that will slow the growth to a manageable level. At the current pace, within five years over 90% of the current landfills will be filled and dosed. But, you can slow down the pace. Over half of household garbage is recyclable, and the material that can be recyded is valuable. So recycling makes sense on two counts: It saves valuable material that can be used again. And it saves landfill space for the real garbage. If you recycle you can save a thousand pounds of trash every year. (Recycling is easy; just take these three simple steps: First, sort and store your paper and newspaper, dear glass, and aluminum and "tin" cans to be delivered to collection sites or picked up at curbside. Second, collect lawn and yard trimmings in a compost pile. Third, if you change your own motor oil. return the used oil to a gas station or auto parts store.) Stop the garbage explosion; please do your part to recycle."

FACCCI stands for - Flabes Awareness Campaign on Climate Change Impacts. FACCCI is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative of 'Flabes Group' and part of my doctoral research project.
 
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Abosede Ijabadeniyi