Inspirational

Value

I found a thousand bird fly-play in the sky
I admired them all equally
Yet I became stuck to one;
It played differently
It flew not only; it swam also
It’s aerobatics were unique
It veered my attention off all the others
This got me reflecting
I needed a name for it
I ended up calling it value
Yes value!

Nobody saw to admire and appreciate it when it was alone and practicing I believe
This taught me
The virtues we work in our closet
The discipline we give ourselves to
The character we build and form
As hard and too great a discipline it always is
Yet is worth the time and discipline
Time and grace brings out the best in us
Leave it to time; leave it to grace
Give yourself to value
With one thing assured;
Whatever a man sows that shall he reap

This I discovered in God and ever kept me going
Want to know why I read, study, pray, fast, exercise godliness, give myself to building character?
This I found in God ;
Whatever a man Sows he shall reap

Today I’ve got a decision to make
Vast and innumerable they are
Yet I choose this one only
Not because it gives me the greatest relief
But because it will give me the greatest relief

Time will sum up the story one day
Until then,
Pursue God
Go after value
Seek to bless God at peak and impact your world
It’s the reason I live

Written By: Isaac Eli

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Business

The Five Star Marketing Principles

Marketing to some it’s a philosophy, others consider it to be a theory. They are not wrong, but the actual fact about marketing is that, it’s something real which needs every single theory, philosophy or hypothesis to be converted to a practical experience. Marketing is practical and it’s the propelling force behind every successful business. Below are five practical strategies which I have experienced and believe it will go a long way helping many businesses flourish.

Ready to learn something new, let’s get started then; the principles unfolded:

  • Appearance: Your appearance does 60% of your job as a marketer. Always remember, no one would ever award a contract to a shabily dress marketer or business man. Your appearance shows who you are, what you can do and how you go about your deals. Dress to assassinate, dress to confuse your clients, dress to make your confidence level certain and sure!
  • Branding: Branding is an important aspect of marketing you always have to put into much consideration, it is not just any branding but something exclusive and catchy. Customers will always patronize the best of brands and not just any other.
  • Speaking Ability: This is what I personally call the master minding. As a markerter talking does all the job. Know what you are sayig, what you’re martketing and seal them with absolute confidence. Let your clients realize you’re a professional and you know what you’re saying. Convince and confuse your clients to like your product. Be conscise and precise. Know when, where and how to get your clients on by your marketing language.
  • Motivate & Upgrade Yourself: Sometimes deals may strike out. Things wouldn’t work, yet you don’t give up. Always remember, not everyone would like your product. Never waste your valuable time on such. Time is money and there are so many people out there hungry and thirsting after your product, so why waste time on people who are not interested. Attend marketing related seminars, read wide, be hungry to know more about what you do and associate with serious professionals to upgrade and stay professional always.
  • The last thing is to keep a solid network of clients. Learn how to keep the contacts of your serious clients. Once in a blue moon, you can give them a call or even send them an sms to show them appreciation and how valuable they mean to you. Never forget this: customers always want to be treated as kings and queens.

Written By: Yeboah Kankam

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Uncategorized

Procrastination Syndrome

I have been a kid
I am still maturing
There is one greatest thing I have ever feared……
PROCRASTINATION: the devil within time.
It has led many ideas unconverted to reality.
It has collapsed many companies.
It has ruined many relationships.
It has made many lose their jobs.
It has made millions of people lose their valuables.
Some students somewhere have regretted in life and once again this is still attributed to the threatening entity called procrastination.
Many people have lost the love of their lives because of procrastination.
The saddest thing is seeing a lot of people perishing because of procrastination.
Life is too short than we perceive it to be.
Whatever we dare to achieve in life is feasible, if only we can act and not flood ourselves with words.
Actions must proceed out of thoughts.
Achievements not words;
To persevere and never to succumb
To be firm and never to compromise
To honor and never to dishonor
To love and never to hate

PROCRASTINATION has done so much bad than good. The time to act is now! You have today and not tomorrow, tomorrow will surely take care of itself. The brightest opportunity is today.

Act now!

By: Yeboah Kankam

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Spirituality

God Our Helper.

In a world where everyone thinks he knows
And has got it all right
In a world where everything seems wrong and misunderstood
The cherished and the abhorred
The wrong and the right
What we think we know;
What we know nought!

There’s a God in Heaven
Who fathers all creation
To the good he’s a father
To the evil he’s a father
He sends rain to the earth
It waters the land of the righteous
Of the evil it does too
Oh the God we think we know
The God we don’t understand

He sends rain to the farmer
He giveth light to them that need it

That all will know
That God always sends help!
To the fatherless He’s a Father
Food to the hungry souls

A God we can’t have enough of
A God who is too big and vast to be consumed all

An infinite God is our helper
His unfailing and incessant love
We’ve never comprehended
Oh sweet a God!

Ask me one thing I love about Him
And I will joyfully say
He always sends help

Written By: Gideon Asenso Mensah

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Uncategorized

Unusual Allies

Some people do what is in their best interest, regardless of who gets hurt. We may get caught up in the crossfires and become victims to these actions.Wounded and hurt are we left, making the victim resolved never to associate with these self-serving offenders.

It is said that the passage of time will heal all wounds, But the greater the loss, the deeper the cut, and the more difficult it is to become whole again. Although the pain may fade, the scars will always serve as a reminder of our suffering This makes the bearer all the more resolved never to be wounded again. So as time moves along, we get lost in distractions, act out in frustrations, react with aggression and given to anger.

In such moments, a choice exists; we can cling to the past or embrace the inevitability of change and allow a brighter future to unfold before us. Such an uncertain future may call for even more unusual allies. Either ways, a new day is coming whether we like it or not. The question is will you control it, or will it control you?

Every change begins with a plan. The success of which depends upon several things; depth of commitment, passion for one’s cause,willingness to embrace a new path, determination to overcome any obstacle and in some cases, even making unusual alliances.

Learn to work with your enemies if need be. Despise the actions of people and not the people themselves.Value the relevance of your relationships with people. Before you realise, the time pain will have passed and you are healed – ready to begin anew.

Written By: Godwyll Agyare

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Uncategorized

The Beautiful Dirt

The richest of men have not always been rich
The best of men have not always been best

The biggest trees emanated from a seed
Which was worthless until it was buried in Dirt
Where worms and it’s brothers brood upon
But out of that Dirt where no man sees anything good from
Where even the worst of men despises
Houses and keeps the would – be- tree

Who birds will cherish
And sing their songs to
Whose exhalations and fruits
Man can’t live without
Yet it was rooted in dirt
And came from Dirt
The Dirt we detest
Yet we can’t live without

Time and grace brings out the beauty in us all
Leave it to time
Leave it to grace
Oh that sweet grace
Which found a shepherd boy
And made King David out of
Who made the villain and persecuting Saul
The Apostle Paul
Sweet a grace!
That’s all that matters

Despise not the worst of men you encounter
Neither detest the sinner you can’t comprehend
Leave it to time
Leave it to grace

We only appreciate light because of our experience with darkness
We only value riches because of our experience with Mr poverty
We take joy in success only because failure made us terrible
We are able to identify beauty because we once encountered ugly

So is life!
Despise not the unrighteous you see around
Despise not the worst of sinners you encounter
A touch of Dirt
And yet it’s worth the touch!
Grace indeed makes the difference

Beautiful Dirt !
Grace defines

Written By: Isaac Eli

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Inspirational

The Impactful Life

Life is a journey
And just like every journey it has an end
But then
One thing is important
Just this one;
What did you live for?
Was your life one worth living?
Did you accomplish the dream of God for your life ?

You surely gonna die
People from afar and near
Known and unknown
Will mourn at your funeral
There surely will be crying and wailing
But just a question to ask
What will people mourn you for?
What will people cry over your death for?
What are they going to wail over your death for !

At the end of it all
Men are not remembered because they lived
Neither are they remembered because they once were and yet can’t be found anymore
Men are only remembered for their impact
Life is useless outside of impact

Whose life are you touching ?
Whose stomach has been filled because you decided to go hungry?
Who’s rejoicing because you gave him a reason to ?
Who’s thanking God because you came as an answer to their prayers ?

Who are you impacting with your voice ?
Whose life are you touching with your writing?
Whose relevance is hinged on your riches and money ?

Let it be said of me
That man in whom is seen God
He will not eat until everyone around him is satisfied
Who rejoiced over nothing but that others rejoiced

If I’m to be missed after this life
Let it be
That I’m missed for my love for God and man
Let me be missed for my desire for a better place for all

A life worth living is a life lived for God , Man and the creation
A life worth living is one lived for others .
In this the sun finds its worth
In that the waters find their worth
In this light finds it’s worth
And darkness as well!

Live a life to impact your world
This is the life worth living for
Live life ; Impact lives
Impact your world.

Written By: Isaac Eli

#8DNetwork

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Africa & Beyond, Nationalism

The Place We Call Home

Mama Africa can vehemently boast of her nonpareil natural and mineral resources. She has learned inhabitants who can effect a positive change, a strong human resource capable of capitalizing on their technical know-how and strength to ensure a fast forwarding Africa. But when will that be? A question that the African Map does asks in ages past. Just take a look at the African map, you’ll visualize explicitly.
Oops, enough said; coming to my very own.
I may not know a lot about neighboring countries and those which are several miles away from Ghana my motherland. I will from a pure heart, with a sound mind and a clear conscience address my very own…. GHANA. I know this might irritate some folks but for once let’s the embrace reality, reality again I say we must embrace.
Testing mic 1 2 1 2…all is set; let’s get rolling in the deep.

I begin with the little geography Prof. once taught me in Kumasi High School.
Somewhere in Africa, along the Gulf of Guinea, just a few degrees north the equator lies the place we call HOME; yes, it’s Ghana our motherland.

Growing up in such a serene, an evergreen environment, a place so pure, so rich, so nice, so much adorable like a queen adorned with pearls made of the finest gold, self -branded with peace unperturbed will forever be one unforgettable experience of mine.

Red, Gold(yellow), Green are my favorite colors and of course the black star will forever be the hope of Africa. Mother nature had been very fair to us in ages past, what an indescribable and unmerited favour.
Our forefathers toiled and shed their blood for our sake; hoping their unprecedented laboring would never be in vain. Caring so much about us, they, in a way laid down for us series of foolproof formulas(attitude, diligence and composure) to becoming a great nation but we refuse to decipher, what a misery.

Now, it saddens my heart when mother nature comes puzzling and questioning us on how disappointing we have been. Turn to the north, to the south, to the east and to the west, what do we see? All we can boast of is failure and disappointment. Are our dreams of living in the golden age shattered? Well, this multi-million-dollar question is left unto you and I.

Up and down the streets you see Maame Akua and Maame Mansah running helter-skelter, hawking their smoked fish. They have become ‘family men’ because Opanin Mensah and Agya Nimo are jobless, provision for the family has become a nightmare and not to talk about the payment of fees and utility bills which leaves them a headache.

Kofi Mensah the young graduate feels disappointed and feels life is not worth living because there is an infinitesimal hope of having his dream job, his dream car and even his dream mansion. Is this our chosen way of life or the life intended for us to live? Such a life is what Citizen Kwame describes as absolute quandary.

Jobs are collapsing, education is falling apart, inadequate health care delivery and the most devastating of all is having unmeasured energy resources (hydro, thermal, solar etc.) but we continually experience what we proudly call “DUMSOR”. The fellow countrymen in long black coats who should care for the ordinary man habitually amass wealth for themselves unceasingly. And you call it servitude; That’s corruption and cheat at its peak. Mother Ghana, arise and take up a new challenge!

Our expertise now is to heap a mouth full criticisms on government thinking that he has failed but quickly we forget that the government is you and I (us). Are we not ashamed? We all have our roles to play.

University graduates are so eager to working in top-notch offices, fully air conditioned. Well that is good though, it’s a great ambition. Nevertheless you want to become bosses and enjoy huge salaries overnight, how quickly do you forget that Rome was not built in a day? Humble yourself, read wide and explore. When you believe, you can achieve.
Mr. University graduate, why not begin something on your own if there are no jobs, if there is no hope to finding one. If there are no jobs, create one! Make an impact in the society, you shall be remembered for that.

And now to you Mr. Politician, you go about deceiving the ordinary man with your palatable words and when you are brought to power, all you think about is your belly and your family. You cease not amassing wealth for yourself, buying flashy cars and luxurious mansions with the tax payers’ money. You must be ruthless, this is inhumanity at the highest order.

To you Professors and lecturers out there parasiting a host of students(females students especially) in the name of higher marks and GPAs, God is watching you! Leave peoples’ girlfriends and future wives alone. Aren’t your wives good and satisfying enough!
And to you the director of that public and private company, you can’t resist chasing after those poor little girls, hopping from one ‘chick’ to another before giving them jobs, squandering the tax payers’ money on so-called girlfriends, yet you refuse to give your wife Maame Esi housekeeping money. You must be heartless.

Now, to you the young man out there , why not make some investment and abhor the wastage of money on pizza, women, expensive sneakers and phones. Shape your future with your investments and savings. Banking halls are not erected for side attraction, they are meant for business in case you forgot.
My sister out there if you claim that what men can do women can do better, so be it then and we shall be fine.

Fellow Ghanaians, countrymen, young and old and to the unborn generation this is the time for renaissance, a rebirth of our nation to live in the golden age. We need no long story for the way forward is positive and feasible. The economic forecast for the coming decade can be changed for the better to look more promising. Education and schooling must change for the better. Together we can! Daring to make a change, we need a new revolution, thus we’ve got to change our way of thinking, this is the first step in our quest for solution.

Our greatest asset is neither our mineral deposits, our monies nor our certificates. You know what, our greatest asset is our mind. We can never afford to let go waste and unexploited.

Fellow Ghanaians it’s time to make a great impact!

By:Yeboah Kankam

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#WeStandForChange
#KeepingitReal

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Spirituality

A New Man in God’s Plan

My hardened heart’s so deceitful
Out of it portrayed darkness and emptiness
Yet in it I took so much delight
And the glitters of this world
Have I so much adored

Luxury, fame and power
These I never abhorred
Money, women and again the chase for power
My ultimate goals these they were

Oh! Such a pauperous soul like mine
You’ve been mislaid and stone-blinded
You failed to see and fathom the truth
Knowing not the pleasures of this world lasteth not
Vanity, yea vanity they are and they would be.

But now I have a glorious living
One but an all-inclusive life
Simple but a containing version
I have been pierced by the light
Now I see to perceive
With my ears all of, I do hear and understand

Rejoice now oh my soul
Take delight, eat and drink of this living
Yea, this is regeneration
To be recovered for His dispensation

Joy-alas in my past life
There is joy-unperturbed in this new life
In this simple but rich life
I do pledge my allegiance to
Today, tomorrow and forever.

Written By: Yeboah Kankam

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Inspirational

Made to be Strong.

Long a walk
Great a distance
Mountains so high
Valleys too deep
Each seeming to distract
And to oppose

In all we have the greatest assurance ;
There’s a God too great
On whose wing we ride
And on whose ship we sail
When thunder strikes
And lightening sets
We are not broken down
We fall yet we stand
We are mocked
Yet there’s an encouragement on the inside which surpasses the mockery

How many a time the distraction wind blows:
How many a time the calamitous rains fall ?
Yet how many are affected?
The weak foundational buildings are pulled down ;
The solid foundation stands

The mockery: the discouragement
The unbelievers: the critics
Don’t they nurture us by producing in us a firm and grounded foundation?

Oh how many a time we are broken down by the discouragement of people
But hey, because they said it’s not possible
Make it possible
Because they said it won’t work
Make it work
Appreciate your encouragers: appreciate your believers
Appreciate those who mock:
It’s all necessary for the formation
You will surely look back one day and say
They made me better and stronger

Sometimes they are needed;
They make the story beautiful

The road to true success never did run smooth
Yet it is worth the walk.

Written by: Isaac Eli

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