There's No Overnight Success: The Story of the Mango Tree and Grass

It takes 20 years to become an overnight success
The struggle takes place in the farm. The mango tree growing at a slow and steady pace must compete against the wild grass which grows out of nowhere.
Both plant species are out there in the wild and must follow the rule of the jungle; Survival of the fittest. Let the stronger specie win the race of life.
Years later, the mango tree would be standing strong above the wild grass. It would spread out and bear fruits. Whereas, the grass dies season in and season out. With the farmer’s hatred for grass, he can’t help but smile as they perish.
So what does mango tree and grass have to do with your life and success?
Your answer in 4 words; 
“Sustained success takes time.”
The mango tree represents the sustained success. It doesn’t just appear on the stage of life out of nowhere. In the first years, it spreads all of its energy establishing a healthy tap root system, digging deep into the ground. Then year after year, it builds onto that strong…

3 Types of Friends (Be Careful Who You Share Your Dreams With!)

We all need a good friend!

Friends are one of the most important and one of the least understood aspects of our lives. When it comes to happiness, our friends are a major key. Our friends affect and influence us in more ways than we realize, they play a part in determining our sense of self and the direction of our lives. Whether we like it or not, our friends have shaped who we are today. We are products of friends who are no longer our friends.

Based on the influence our friends can have on us and on achieving  our goals and objectives in life, it is of primordial importance for us to understand the type of friends we have. Knowledge of our type of friends guides us on how we relate with people, especially when it comes to sharing our life's plans and dreams with them. Bishop T.D. Jakes, one of the world’s most revered mastermind shares with us 3 types of friends; Confidants, Constituents and Comrades.

1) Confidants You have very few confidants. Confidants are the people who lov…

Do You Feel Left Behind in Life?

Your mates are making it in life, they are ahead of you though you were all at the same level. You just can't phantom how that's possible. You work equally as hard as them and even harder than some yet you are still lagging behind them on success lane, or so it seems.

With the notion of you falling behind on your achievement even though you work as hard as those who are successful you don't do things as you used to. You step up your game plan. You use alternative measures. You change your lane. You do things different. But you are still behind. Then you get frustrated. You get disappointed. You are blue and depressed. All because you are not having the results. You are still behind.

Maybe you should give up. Maybe the accounting or the medicine shit just ain't your thing. Maybe you could change to banking and finance or engineering. That's the temptation. Because you are behind, You feel it's not your thing. You feel maybe if you change the ball from a basket b…

5 Bible Verses Every CEO Needs to Know!

As business managers and owners, we always seek information and knowledge to aid us to running our businesses towards ultimate success. We naturally turn to experts or to the over 20,000 business books published worldwide annually for some valuable information to aid us. There is this one book though which we are very much familiar with and because of our familiarity with it, we turn to ignore it. This Book is the Holy Bible.

The Bible mentions money over 800 times and makes over 2,000 financial and economic references.
If there is one person who knows a lot about business and wealth, it is the One who created it all!
Whether you are a Christian, Muslim, agnostic, or atheist, there is a wealth of ancient wisdom about business found in the Bible.

Here are 5 Bible verses every CEO needs to know.
1. The Lord God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. – Genesis 2:15 This is a fundamental truth of humanity- God designed us and He designed us to w…

Ambition is priceless but what is the price of success?

They gon' love me for my Ambition
Easy to dream a dream, though it's harder to live it

I gave up that which I cherished most in life. No! That's not true. I sacrificed that which I cherished most in life. I sacrificed all of it for my ambitions. Ambition is priceless right?

I was fully committed to making it. I was addicted. Addicted to my ambitions and addicted to winning. I was so pumped up by the hustle. I went deeper and deeper into chasing dreams. Dream chaser. The deeper I got, the scarier it got. The panic attacks started becoming familiar. Depression was the visitor who never got away. Nervousness was readily available. What a home I had created for myself, for there ain't no place sweeter than home right?

'It only gets better' was the consolatory mantra I had but honestly, it only got worse. I felt I was delusional anytime I was optimistic. I was lying through my teeth when I uttered the words "it only gets better". Results were not coming …

11 Places to Learn Public Speaking Skills for Free

Public speaking is one of the most effective way to get your message across in a formal setting like in business meetings and seminars or in informal settings like day-to-day conversations with family and friends. It is also one of the most feared things in the world. it is up there with the likes of death and snakes. Some people would rather be dead than make a sentence in public.

We all have that fear for public speaking. But rather than forget about the public speaking and die with our opinions buried within us, we could rise above our fear and master the necessary skills of the public speaking.

But how do we rise above the fear?
Our resurrection begins with making a decision to learn the skills of public speaking. Here are 11 places to learn those skills for free:

1. Learn by Example on Udemy

Video-based learning platform Udemy has a great public speaking course offered free of charge by Professor Chris Haroun, business school professor, venture capitalist and author. In his cours…

Douala WordCamp 2017! Why should You attend?

What is Douala WordCamp 2017? Douala WordCamp 2017 is a one-day conference that will be held on 15th of April in city of Douala at ActivSpaces, beside Immeuble SOCAR. Douala WordCamp will be a casual conference covering everything related to WordPress, the free and open source publishing software that powers more than 27% of the internet.By the end of the one-day event, the organizers hope to have built a stronger community of WordPress users in Douala and in Cameroon and by the same means intrust in participant the basics of WordPress, how to get started and how to grow a business with WordPress. The event will be recorded live and the video broadcasted on
Who should attend?
You. Me. Everyone can attend.

This conference will bring together 200 people who: Use WordPress, Design WordPress, Develop WordPress, Blog on WordPress, Like WordPress, Have a business website on WordPress or Want to learn WordPress.
How can I attend?To attend the WordCamp, you simply…

4 Lessons About Saving Money I wish I knew 3 Years Ago.

You want to be as wealthy as your idols, enjoying the comfort and luxury money can buy  and having the admiration of peers and respect of your community.

But you know you haven’t got a chance in hell of seeing that kind of success unless you get an amazing amount of money and stay rich over the long haul.

Sure, you get the apparently comfortable pay of your job or jobs, but it’s not like you have enough money to dress better or live better than you have been living 5 years ago.

You worry that you’re not improving in life especially your financial life. You worry that your efforts don’t resonate deeply with savings, but you’ll be damned if you can figure out the magic formula.

It gets worse, much, much worse. You try to step up your game plan but you instead step up your debts. You are fighting in multiple fronts, to keep up with life and deal with your healthy debts. You end up poorer than you were at the beginning.

And the truth is, unless you can find a way to significantly grow …

The One Thing About Sex You Don't Know

"The thing about sex with many people is, it starts to lose value after a while. You meet a woman in the morning, you have a conversation during which some chemistry is realized. You hang out, have lunch and supper together and you spend the night together. Next week, same thing happens with another woman and before you know it, you’re sleeping with three women in one week. And since you have realized that sex comes easy, you stop valuing it.

It becomes something you expect from every woman on the very first night you meet her and if you meet a good one who doesn’t want to give it up on the first night, you walk away to another tree where the fruits are lower and more accessible. You even become too lazy to go on an actual date because your objective is to get laid and you know you can and will get laid by someone without even having to buy her a bottle of Malta or Smirn Off Ice. Soon, you find yourself thinking you should fuck any woman you have some sort of chemistry… Like it’…

Fact Check: Do You Really Need It? This Will Easily Help You Decide!

The Internet sphere of Cameroon has experienced a surge of viral content on social media over the past couple of weeks. Most of the viral content serve to stir up emotions or create an alert and with such content, people don’t question what they are told simply because emotions are involved. It is really simple; because it feels true that makes it true. The question on the minds and lips of everyone is; “How do I know what is true online?”
Social Media is a very fertile ground for conspiracies, propaganda and hoaxes. So much information is being circulated and made available on social networks and this nurtures the phenomena known as confirmation bias which is the urge to believe only things that only confirm what you already believe to be true, among users of these networks. We human beings have a very strong inclination to believe what favors us, even if it is clearly unrealistic. We just may ask: “Why spoil a good story?”
In the social media era with conspiracies, pro…