Interview: Leke Beecroft Talks About How Church Gist Started and the Inspiration Behind It


Leke Beecroft is the founder of the popular and most widely read Christian news and publishing site Church Gist. He founded it some years ago and has been able to grow its following and fan base to over 3 million readers and thousands of visitors daily. What started as a monthly publication during a trying season in his life has now turned to a global platform providing hope and inspiration to many through highly enriching and spiritually filled contents.
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How to Improve Your Mindset in 3 Simple Steps


The mind is a powerful tool for self-development. It is the most effective system of change and authorization to your preferred outcome in life. Your mind is the biggest driving force to a better life in the future. It has the ability to create and produce possibilities in your present reality. The better your thoughts, the better your mind is going to attract.
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The Benefits of a Master's Degree In Today's Job Market

 

The recent statistics showed that only about eight percent of people presently have a master’s degree while, many more are planning to obtain one soon enough. The reason being that, getting a bachelor’s degree is no longer enough to help  anyone get to the topmost level of their career. In today’s competitive market, this isn’t something that can always work for you especially if you are a career person; often times you will need more qualifications.
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Overcoming Your Blogging Fears


We all have fears when it comes to starting a business, running with an idea or growing our network and it's normal. Sometimes these fears can be overwhelming, and to think that they are not even real can also be physically exhausting. But, once you know what to do to overcome those fears, then there isn't so much to be worried about. It can be a tough decision starting a blog and sometimes, you have to feel the fear and do what you're meant to do regardless of how you feel. So, here is something to help you overcome all your blogging fears.
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4 Fab Ways Multitasking Can Enhance Your Career


If you have been following the multitasking conversation recently, you will know the emphasis is changing. What used to be a bulletproof character trait is now under threat as it might lower your focus and increase stress. Using it as a tool for career progression then, might not sound like a good idea; however, it often makes the difference for employers. They love a candidate who can multitask and aren’t afraid to let applicants know it. Here are the reasons why.
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How to Become More Powerful from The Inside


We as humans tend to prize those who have power over others. We think of the manager of a firm dictating when his employees must be in at work. Of course, this is not a terrible form of power, as it’s a mutual contractual obligation between them and the employees of the firm, a voluntary and recompensed ideal. However, all forms of power over others due have a certain allure, something that is reflected in our politics (on both sides of the aisle) and in smaller, generalized ways we might see in our everyday life.
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Highlights At The 'You Think You Have Sense' Book Launch Event Held In Abuja


You Think You Have Sense is an inspirational, self guide and educational book authored by Chukwuemeka Amadi and Chinedu Izundu. They shared the exact hacking techniques they applied in starting their lives from the barest scratch and eventually turning it to one of international recognition.
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Turning Your Passion Into A Career


If there's one thing that tends to cause more frustration in the lives of people than just about anything else, it's being stuck in a boring job and career that they themselves don't care about. After all, your career often takes up a great deal of your time and if that time is spent feeling bored and miserable then that's going to have a pretty negative knock-on effect on your whole life. The solution? Well, why not think about building your career around something that you are really passionate about. With that in mind, here are some ways that you can turn your passion into a full time career.
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5 Steps To Starting An Online Business


Online business is the thriving and blooming business of the 21st Century. These days almost every entrepreneur have something they are selling or services they are rendering online. It's not a fad, it has come to stay and as long as technology evolves, many other businesses will be founded on the internet space.
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7 Ways To Improve Your Sleep Quality


Can’t seem to get a good night sleep? Trying to rest at night but can't seem to get yourself together? Whether you are struggling to sleep well at night or trying to improve your general sleep quality, these seven measures could really help if you give it a try.
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Meet Uyaietieno Okonnah: First Class Graduate in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University


Uyaietieno Okonnah is a recent graduate from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University where she obtained a first class degree in Accounting. She finished with an outstanding Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 4.71/5.00 among the top 81 first class students produced by the University during their 41st convocation ceremony.

In this exclusive interview, she shared with us the process it took to achieve such great feat, her undergraduate experience, thoughts on studying in Nigeria, and her plans for the future. She attributes her success to God, and expresses gratitude to him and the people who have inspired and mentored her in one aspect or the other.
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How to Read Books When You Don't Feel Like Reading


I was reading a good book one day and a great light flashed on me, my brain opened up and uncommon ideas began to flow. It made me remember Daniel in the Bible, "And I Daniel understood by books". 

I have always had this deep desire for access to light and revelation in life. I never imagined they will come through books. I just enjoyed reading inspiring and self-help books. One special day, I had the most significant encounter of my life while reading a book. It was beautiful and meaningful. I began to think about the general impact of books and it's significance to gaining mastery in various fields of endeavors, especially towards growth and personal development.
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Short of Breath? Improve Your Health With These Steps


Have you ever found yourself short of breath when you're trying to exercise, or even when you're just going about your everyday business? If you've ended up breathing hard from trying to climb the stairs or running for the bus, don't just ignore it. Finding it hard to breathe could indicate a problem with your health, ranging from asthma to simply being unfit. Instead of simply putting up with it, you can make some changes in your life to start breathing better. You can make healthy decisions that help you to improve your lifestyle and your health.
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3 Tips To Get Things Right And Find More From Your Career


It's hardly a rare thing to hear someone talking about the fact that they're not all that happy with their job. In fact, for a lot of people, they outright hate their jobs. There are plenty of reasons for this fact. It could be that they're doing something that leaves them utterly unfulfilled, it could be that their boss is a complete tyrant who makes each and every day totally miserable, or it could just be that they spend every work day feeling bored out of their skull. Whatever the reason, if you find yourself in this position it can sometimes feel like you're trapped and can't possibly get out but that's not the case. Here are some things to do when it's time to get more from your career.
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Blessing & Wasinda: Our Love Story! And How to Successfully Plan a Nigerian Wedding


Love is such a beautiful thing and I'm so elated to share Blessing and Wasinda love story on the blog. These two got married a year and about eight months after they met. They have such beautiful hearts and it's exciting learning from their wedding preparation and experience.

In this exclusive interview with the bride, we talked about the possibility of having a drama free wedding in Nigeria. She shared how she was able to navigate the obstacles and challenges encountered during her wedding preparation. She also shared what to look out for in a man and how to plan a hitch free wedding. Yes! She planned it all by herself and it was a very successful event. Hope you learn a few things! Enjoy!
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5 Ways to Start Practicing Gratitude


Three years ago, I was constantly pouring over self-help books, looking for what I thought was the get happy quick answer! Looking back, I know that not all books will be able to help you solve your problems. Guide you, yes. Fix everything for you? No. It has to come from you.

What did help me, was when I came across the gratitude practice. I realised that I have to be appreciative of what I have NOW, rather than focusing on what I don't have. I was constantly fretting about what I didn’t have in my life, and overlooking all of the great things I do have.
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Taking Care of You, Past, Present and Future


It doesn’t matter what time of year you are reading this. It is always the right time to make changes that can help you take care of yourself.

Take today for example - what will your future self thank you for today? What will your tomorrow you be grateful for?
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Edirin Edewor: You And Your Mindset


One Sunday afternoon, I got home from church, tired about my situation. I had listened to people share testimonies of the same kind of blessings I was looking for; the same kind of miracles. I had prayed. I was pretty much a good person. I helped people as much as I could. Yet, it seemed like every time God wanted to give miracles to people, I was passed over.
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We Are All One: Working Towards A Peaceful World


With all the atrocities happening in today's world, it's important to pause, stand still, and just take a breath. No matter where you are, always remember that despite all of the hideous acts and selfish decisions that many people have taken upon themselves, we are all one.
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5 Ways To Manage Stress and Make Yourself Feel Better


As much as we all like to feel incredible every single day of our lives, it may not always happen. Life can be stressful sometimes, and when things don't go the way we expect them to, we start to feel a little down and depressed. Most times, it’s not always easy recuperating and sorting things out to get back on track. We may find ourselves going around in circles feeling okay and sometimes not. This, may be caused by the unavoidable stress we encounter daily and we really need to be able to break that cycle. It’s never going to be something that just happens in one day, we have to commit to doing it intentionally. So, let’s take a look at five simple things you can do to manage stress and make yourself feel better.
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#IWD2019: 18 Women on Why They Love Being a Woman


By now, you already know how passionate I am about inspiring a generation of women who empowers and supports one another especially unto living a well meaningful life. To celebrate the 2019 International Women's Day tagged #BalanceForBetter - I reached out to a few number of women doing great things in their various sphere of influence and I was elated by their kind responses and feedback.
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Don't Expect People To Believe In You When You Start - CEO, SAS Kitchen.


The quote "Embrace what makes you unique even if it makes others uncomfortable" by Janelle MonaƩ perfectly describes Winniefred Leche, a 24 year old woman who is passionately pursuing what she loves and knows how to do well. She is the founder of Soups and Stew Kitchen, a catering business in Nigeria. She has taught over 400 people how to cook including men and women. I love that regardless of what people have had to say about her, the challenges here and there, she is still very determined to succeed in her business.
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Let's Talk About Female Hair Loss


Hair loss is something that a lot of women experience at some point in their life. For a lot of individuals it can be the cause of a great lack of self-confidence and sometimes they tend to seek different methods in order to combat the problem. Nevertheless, determining why the hair loss began is just as important as finding a solution to it.
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Don't Pity Me: No Pity Here!


When you see me walking on the streets with dust on my feet, don't pity me. I am walking the path of destiny. In not too long a while, my feet shall be dipped in butter and my paths shall drop fatness.

When you see me eating 'kwa-kwa' and drinking water; with no fish or chicken. Relax and watch. Because out of my belly shall flow rivers of living water and the waters have been commanded to produce these creatures.
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5 Codes of Success According to Wale AladeJana


Adewale Aladejana is a successful Nigerian business man and entrepreneur. He is the founder and CEO of Sapphire Scents, the very first indigenous perfume making company in Nigeria which he began with a 30,000 naira start-up capital.

This morning, he took to his Instagram page to share with us 5 secret codes of success and we are getting so inspired by them. Hope you get inspired as well!

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How To Keep Visitors On Your Website For Long


The longer your site visitors get to stay on your website or blog, the more likely they are to consume your content and have a great feel of your site. It's not new to say that, most people quickly visit sites and in less than a minute, they are off. And it's really sad and heart breaking, especially when you take out time to publish great contents on your blog and the view rate turns out to be low. It can be discouraging and I clearly understand!
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Body Clock: How To Predict Your Body Medical Needs


It’s very easy to find yourself too busy and stressed to have time for things like doctor’s appointments, especially in the modern world. That part of life always feel like they are unimportant until something goes wrong, leaving loads of people without the correct care and medical attention. As time goes on, it can have a severe impact on your overall health. To help you out with this, this post will help you explore medial predictions, and how they can be used to make you a healthier person.
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Introducing a Friend to Your Faith Without Being Pushy


We have all had that friend. You know the one - the person that finds a new hobby and it becomes all that they talk about. They seem to spend all the time trying to push their interests on you. Hoping to share their new passion, to get you interested and take you along on their journey. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. But, most of the time, it can be annoying for some people. Your friend is being pushy, they are not respecting your feelings, or giving you much choice on the matter.
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The Ultimate Guide: How to Start and Build a Profitable Blog


There is enough room for every blogger out there to shine. The sky is big enough to accommodate every one of us, why? Because no one else is you. Your voice and your message is unique. It's second to no other and you can do anything you put your mind to do, if only you believe.
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Simple Habits For A Healthy Lifestyle


Maintaining a healthy lifestyle should be our top most priority in life. However with our everyday busy schedule, it can be quite difficult to implement healthy habits into what we eat or drink. In this post, I shared some of the most simple habits that can help you keep and maintain a healthy lifestyle.
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January: 5 Of My Favorite Things This Month!


I thought it will be nice to share a few of my favorites for the month of January. Some of them are new and some of them have been around for a while now. As you read on, I hope you love them and share some of your favorites too.
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Outsourcing - What's The Big Fuss?


There probably isn't a single business that wouldn’t benefit from outsourcing once in a while. From single people enterprises to multi billion-grossing companies, outsourcing is a great idea. It can be coined as a strategy to get work completed outside of what might typically be the work of a staff member. It simply means that someone else is doing the job.

In most cases, something that will be outsourced will be, because it is more cost effective or there isn't the available skill set in the company to do the task.
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15 Powerful Quotes By John Obidi


Headstart Africa Community (formerly known as SmartBcamp) is one of the reasons 2018 was successful for me. Uncle John Obidi, you have impacted my life in a way you can not even begin to fathom, and this post is long overdue. Your posts regardless of how long or brief, how ordinary or extraordinary, funny or serious has helped shaped my world for the better.
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Finding God In Your Season of Loneliness


Most of us must have experienced loneliness at some point of our lives, and we can clearly understand the pain that comes with it. While many may easily get through it, a lot of us are stuck in between an increasingly common problem that leaves us isolated in life. This isolation and loneliness process can make us lose touch with loved ones, the people around us, and sometimes with God.
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5 Tips to Eating Healthy In A Thai Restaurant


Thai food is famous all around the world because it provides one with so many health benefits. It will give you a great amount of Vitamin C because it includes garlic and chilly ingredients. It is also good for your heart. Even Tom Yum soup is well known among many others. Scientific studies shows that Thai foods have great immune boosting powers because their dishes are mostly made with coconut oil and peanut oil. It is therefore considered very healthy to eat.
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Careers To Help Keep You On Your Toes In 2019


One thing that many people want from their career, aside from a very tasty paycheck, is something that's going to interest them and keep the passion alive. Unfortunately, many people lose interest in their chosen career due to it's repetitive nature. So, if you are looking for a career to help keep you invested in your cause, we hope you to take a look at these careers that will most definitely, ensure that you are on your toes!
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5 Helpful Ways to Make the Most of the New Year


With the new year comes new expectations, new hopes, new dreams. And for some of us, it's a continuation of our old dreams, goals, and plans. No matter how it feels for you, I want you to know there is nothing you cannot do or become in life. Your life can be made better, your life can be made new, your life can completely change in one year.
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How to Become a Model in the 21st Century


A lot of people enjoy modelling as something to do in addition to their current career. Nevertheless, there are those that want to take the step of turning their passion for modelling into a full-time job. This can be a big risk to take. After all, you aren’t guaranteed to have a constant flow of work. However, following the given advice below, you can be sure of a successful modeling career.
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