She Will Innovate 2012!

Female Empowerment via e-Affiliate-Marketing

I signed up to this e-competition, via a notification from the Internet Society, Nigeria chapter. It’s awesome, it’s hardcore just female-development-centric. Some months back, all the participants and I had a TwitChat (1st time I had ever been one of those) and talked for about an hour plus on a wealth of female progression/stagnation related issues. It was so cool, I had never been in a meeting with SO many female experts, professionals & technocrats on female empowerments issues before. Felt like I had to write everything they said. Anyway, been working hardcore on creating content for and driving traffic to my personal blog, Specialist Listings, that I almost forgot about the fact that I enrolled for this. So here’s the deal: Mother Nature has grown since September 2010 considerably & I’ve managed to create a portal of pretty female-supportive content. I get hits from every continent of the world and new countries just keep on introducing themselves. Because I’m pleasing you, and won’t ever stop despite what the numerous haters say (or do, it’s not worth mentioning – it’s too pathetic), I’m asking YOU to get interactive with this site & help a brother out. SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT MY CHANGESHOP ENTRY! SHARE IT, SOCIAL MEDIA IT, EMAIL IT, LET EVERYONE PLUS YOUR NON-CONTACTS KNOW – AND THEN GET THEM TO TALK AS GOOD ABOUT IT AS YOU! 😉

I had a great time putting my proposal together. It was nerve racking and I typed and deleted for hours on end but it paid off in the end with something I’m proud to present. I’m a Freespirit, I put creativity first. Here’s your chance to be part of the organization, and live to stand for something that makes you free! 🙂

For reading this, I say Thank You! For acting on it, I say Thank You Very Much!

Best Regards

Dotun Adewunmi

Love

September 4, 2012

Love is looking in your eyes. No surprise, we click as the prize.

Always a winner, rain or winter, no storm we can’t enter, our blessings as a sinner.

Knowing someone before you meet them, that’s love.

You’re my familiar unknown I’m constantly thinking of.

You. Me. Us, to be. I’m trying so hard to make you see,

Let’s get together – we!

My great big plan is for me to be your man.

How I do it, I have no idea. All I know is, I can.

I tried to go, and let the freestyle flow.

Writer’s Block, I dunno. It I’m not about to blow.

It’s easy! Believe! Self-hypnosis, like I’m already there.

No one can truly love you the way I do, and really care!

This is my audition, straight askin’ permission, to fulfil your wishin’.

‘Cause you’re mine to hold. I’ll break barriers untold. For you, my cards I’ll never fold.

I play with words. Life’s like a game but I’ll never play with your heart.

Actions matter most. So, no lies. No half-truths from the start.

So near. Yet so far. Wish you were here, on a shining star.

Got loads to say, but I’m lost for words. If he’d only let me when I pray, to fly to you like birds.

Dark brown skin. Light brown skin. Don’t we make a perfect match?

You’re slender and slim. I’m built to win. I should note, I’m a perfect catch! 😉

What’s a strong pitch with a weak close? A lost sale!

Don’t know how to finish this, but my faith does and will prevail!

Big words, even bigger intentions. In the mix, is just lil’ old me.

This is it, I put my all, in the hope I’m perceived in sincerity.

They say, ‘If it’s meant to be, it’ll happen’, but I believe in making things happen.

Nothing was ever given to me, I’ve had to fight for achievements worth clappin’.

I got a big ego, I know. Got issues, that’s true.

Have done things of yes and no. I ain’t perfect. Neither are you.

Too fly for words

You know her? If you do, hit me up! (please)

Get Up

September 4, 2012

This is for the failures. The losers, the defeated and non-winners. If you’ve ever fallen in your life, this one’s for you.

GET UP! So, you messed up a project. Failed an exam and have to repeat a class. I did that twice! But I don’t bother counting how many times I’ve had to re-take exams. This isn’t about me. This isn’t that much about you either. But if you’ve struggled with an achievement, here’s why you need to read on.

Life is cyclical. Anyone can tell, everyone has different ways of explaining it. Everybody fails. The ones who succeed aren’t the ones who stop failing. That’s nonsense. Everyone who succeeds, carries on fighting problems. Whether new, old or a mixture of both. The only way you’ll never have problems again, is if you’re six foot below. We can’t tell what’s in the after-life, too, so I guess we’re pretty much screwed. We aren’t, though. That’s the point! It’s how you look at it, that matters. More than often, a little change in perception, yields big changes in outcome. One loss today, several wins tomorrow – but would you really have won then, if you thought you were a loser?

Losses. Failures. Defeats. Downfalls. These words are labels, only important for one thing: to make you Acknowledge your current predicament without denial. They make you view yourself objectively. If you’re a loser, they make you say, ‘OK. You know what? I’m a loser. I suck at this.’ Therefore, you don’t from it. It doesn’t matter what you may have lost in, is. It could be a task, a situation, whatever, but what you need to do thereafter is ask yourself honestly, ‘Now, how do I get out of this? How can this work?’

That’s it! That’s ALL those words are good for, nothing else! Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘My great concern is not whether you have failed – but whether you are content with your failure.’ There’s another quote of equal profoundness from Steve Davis that goes, ‘It may not be your fault for being down, but it is your fault for not getting back up.’

Is your life changing? ‘Cause they shook mine. Maybe you heard of him, maybe you don’t – if you’re in business, it makes sense to read his books. Management guru Peter F. Drucker’s quote is thus, ‘What you have to do and the way you have to do it is incredibly simple. Whether you’re willing to do it, that’s another matter.’ Applicable to all, not just business. It applies to you because your life is your business! So what’s it gonna be, huh? You gonna be a failure? Think because you lost at something, you’re a total loser? Or, my personal favorite, can’t do something, ‘because it’s never been done before!’. Sure you can. For one, you can stop comparing yourself to the rest who wallow in their pity, limit the dramatic labels to a situation and not your entire life and begin from a point of pro-action! Do It!

Life is hard. We don’t know what to compare it to, but we know it. We can just tell. That, nonetheless, is life and simply in knowing such, life thereby becomes bearable. And when something becomes bearable, you can overcome the difficulties with grace and shine through. So, you stick it out. And when you persevere, you reduce things to a numbers game. When it comes down to and you slug it through a numbers game, you WIN!

50 Cent – Get Up

‘A problem is something I can do something about.’

Fred Smith

‘You can’t stretch your limits without encountering serious obstacles along the way.’

Dr Jerry Lynch (PhD)

‘Failure and losses are acceptable learning experiences that can help improve your performance.’

Zig Ziglar

‘To the present hour we both hunger and thirst, and we are poorly clothed, and beaten, and homeless. And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure’

I Corinthians 4:11-12 (abridged)



Disclaimer: This article is for motivational purposes. I do not accept any liabilities that may arise on your part, for acting on it. And I include this disclaimer because a blogger who doesn’t take legalities seriously, is only a conviction waiting to happen.