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Story Weaved Out Of 21 Books That Changed My Life – Ogunleye Ayodeji




I, Ogunleye Ayodeji, have been thinking about my existence recently as my life appears to be hitting rock bottom and I realized that before it gets too late, I seriously need to start 1GETTING THINGS DONE by following strictly 2THE 5OTH LAW so that my life will move from 3ZERO TO ONE, to achieve this, I need to understand 4HOW TO STOP WORRYING AND START LIVING because my worries will only keep me at point zero. As I recall the story my dad told me about how 5THE RICHEST MAN IN BABYLON came to be because he understood clearly 6THE SCIENCE OF GETTING RICH and 7THE RULES OF WORK.

In my quest to get my ship sailing again, I was advised to be intellectually sound by reading books and learn more about great men of past centuries and so I started with the 8AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GANDHI, this really ignited the passion for success in me as I vowed to make my financial life work again, 9THE WEALTHY BARBER RETURNS was the book that came to the rescue, a sigh of relief ploughed through my mind.

I never thought I could fall in love all through my darkest moments as I have been made to believe that 10MEN ARE FROM MARS, WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS – an entirely different world that could make love looks like a rocket science until I met 11THE SMART MONEY WOMAN who taught me 12THE PSYCHOLOGY OF ROMANTIC LOVE. Falling in love made me realize that there is more to life as I became more in tune with reality, this helped me to see life more clearly and understand 13WHY BRILLIANT PEOPLE BELIEVE NONSENSE.

At last, my life began to take shape and make meaning at a dizzying pace than expected because I did more for myself than pity by jumping out of the 14CAT’S CRADLE exposing myself to new realities, cultures and traditions across the globe. This took me on a fascinating journey to New York where I met 15THE CAPITALIST NIGGER. He told me lots of stories, one of which was 16HOW EUROPE UNDERDEVELOPED AFRICA. While in New York, I attended J.C. Maxwell’s seminar on 1721 IRREFUTABLE LAWS OF LEADERSHIP, it was an experience I would cherish for a long time to come. I later learned that in the year 18NINETEEN EIGHTY-FOUR(1984), 19MAN’S SEARCH FOR MEANING became intensified.

On my last day in New York, I stumbled upon an article in the NEW YORK TIMES which reads – 20SOCIAL ENGINEERING : THE ART OF HUMAN HACKING, I ensured I got a copy of the paper which I read on my way back to Nigeria. It gave me an insight on how to use people to my advantage, a much needed tool if I must remain at the top. My success story and rise to glory will not be complete if I fail to summarize the lessons I learnt in all my travails and journeys to good life which is – you must learn to 21EAT THAT FROG.

Here’s the concoction of one of the winners for the words smith (weave title contest) competition held on Thinkerspool, Nigeria’s foremost online readers’ club.

What the contest entails was for members of the platform to weave together title of books that had been reviewed on the platform to make meaningful stories or sentences.

It was a show of creativity and intellectual prowess as members showed classical wit in the way they conjured and used titles of 21 books to form a whole lots of amazing storyline.

In the story below, the writer used the titles of 21 books to tell a story of emergence of a fellow who was almost at his lowest ebb to a point where light was shone at the end of his tunnel.

The book titles are in block letters, in bold and numbered.

Do enjoy the story and rate it afterwards.

Ogunleye Ayodeji Oladoyin (Trailblazer)

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I am Obembe, Sunday Dapo (SirPhren). I am the owner of this EMPIRE. I am professionally a Registered Nurse and Passionately a Blogger. I love motivating people, reading and sharing whatever I know. We need to be constantly motivated to be able to push through whatever we want to do. I am also into Blog Designing. "Look within, the secret is inside you." To get through to me, am an email/ WhatsApp away. Am happy to have you around! Let's rock it together!

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What Makes The GREAT Great?



Yeah, what makes the great great? You have seen their glories and you should read their stories. What makes the great great is a book written by Dennis P. Kimbro, Ph.D. I didn’t know about the book till I got to a bookshop In Lagos. Then I went in search of the 50th law of power by Robert Greene and 50cent. I couldn’t lay my hands on it and I asked the book seller to give me any nice book and he did give me What Makes The Great Great. I was glad he did.

“If you want to be great and successful, you must walk hand-in-hand with great and successful people.” Nido Qubein

The book tells of the stories of great men and women, how they were able able to stand out among the crowd and made names for themselves. The author introduces inspiring people who have achieved greatness in their own unique ways, then highlights the qualities each of us must develop before we reach our full potential.

Regardless of your definition of success, the book provides approach of turning your dream to reality. Greatness is guaranteed when you discover life’s true calling, live more courageously, access knowledge and creativity of your mind and embrace integrity in everything you do.

We all have seeds of greatness in us, what makes the great great provides the tools to discover and nourish those seeds.

Dennis P. Kimbro asked some great men and women the question, What makes the great great? See some of their responses below:

When Bill Pinkney [the first African-American to sail solo around the world and the forty-first man to do so] was asked what makes the great great, his response was; “Don’t wait! Now is the time to fulfil your destiny. We must act with courage; look forward with hope; and view life through a lens that defines what can be done rather than what cannot be done. If you are willing to work and never, never quit, you can make your dream come true.” What does this message mean to you?

Percy Sutton said, “If you have but one wish let it be for an idea.”

Robert E. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television said, “Life is a grindstone, But whether it grinds you down or polishes you up depends upon what you are made of. And Rev Jesse Jackson added, “You may not be responsible for being knocked down, but you are certainly responsible for getting back up.”

What makes the great great

Henry Park of Park Sausage said, “In one hand I have a dream and in the other I have an obstacle. Tell me, which one grabs your attention?”

When Reverend Ike was asked what makes the great great, he said, “Do what I have done. “Open up a can! The world belongs to those who say I can.”

Mae Jemison, America’s first black female astronaut, when was asked what makes the great great said, “Greatness can be captured in a lifestyle. Life is God’s gift to you, style is what you make of it.”

Quincy Jones said, “Greatness occurs when your children loves you, when your critics respects you, and when you have peace of mind.”

Cornel West, an author and a professor said, “If you want to be great, you must serve willingly and love greatly.”

Oseola McCarty said, “Do as much as you can for as many as you can.”

And according to my observation, the greats are the people who understands what it means to simplify. They are the people who face one thing, face one passion and give in their best and do not believe in being jack of all trades. They are the people with determination and unshaken focus to do what they put before them. They are the people who have desires that burn. They are the people who say I will do this and never give up until they do. – SirPhren

Do you want to be great in that field you have chosen? Now you have just read about the opinions of some of the great men and women who have lived before us. Some of what they said is still valid and it will be nice to practice them.

There is only one thing that can stop you from being great. Do you want to know? Only you can stop you.

Robert Browning said, “When a man’s fight begins within himself, he is worth something.” And Bhagavad-Gita concluded, “A man’s own self is his friend, a man’s own self is his foe.”

If you really want to get your life together, this is one of the books you should probably read.

Which of these answers to what makes the Great great your favorite? Do you also know of other qualities of the Greats? Do share with me in the comment below.

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Learn 7 Cures To Lean Purse



We all had lean purse and we could not make them fat. Not because we couldn’t but weren’t aware of how to. But as soon as I was able to lay my hands on The wealthy Barber Returns and The Richest Man In Babylon, I knew how and In this post, am going to share with you.

Are you looking for ways to fatten your purses? Who wouldn’t want to! These seven cures have been around us for the beginning of time we weren’t just aware or we didn’t have someone who could have told us before now. But now you know them.

1). Start your purse to fattening

You can refer to this cure simply as SAVINGS. How do you start your purse to fattening via savings? It is simple and also difficult. Simple in the sense that you will have to save some percentages of your monthly income, at least, 10%. Difficult in the sense that you will have to discipline yourself to do it for a very very long time.

“Which desirest thou the most? Is it the gratification of thy desires of each day, a jewel, a bit of finery, better raiment, more food; things quickly gone and forgotten? Or is it substantial belongings, gold, lands, herds, merchandise, income-bringing investments? The coins you take from your purse bring the first. The coins you leave within will bring the latter.

2). Control Your Expenditure

How can a man keep one-tenth of all he earns in his purse when all the coins he earns are not enough for his necessary expenses?

That what each of us calls our ‘necessary expenses‘ will always grow to equal our incomes unless we protest to the contrary. “Confuse not the necessary expenses with your desires.

“Study thoughtfully your accustomed habits of living. Let your motto be one hundred percent of appreciated value demanded for each coin spent.

Budget your expenses that you may have coins to pay for your necessities, to pay for your enjoyments and to gratify your worthwhile desires without spending more than nine-tenths of your earnings.”

3). Make your gold multiply

Now that your lean purse is fattening, it is time to put it into labour that it can work for you and multiply. The money you saved do nothing than to just stay there. To make your purse fatten more, Arkad advised, learn to invest your savings. When you invest your coins, if wisely done, shall bring more coins to you. But if done without knowledge, shall take more out of your purse. To make your gold multiply, learn from those experienced and trustworthy in investment.

Put each coin to laboring that it may reproduce its kind even as the flocks of the field and help bring to thee income, a stream of wealth that shall flow constantly into your purse.”

George Clason 7 cure to lean purse

4). Guard your treasure from loss

“Misfortune loves a shining mark. Gold in a man’s purse must be guarded with firmness, else it be lost. Thus it is wise that we must first secure small amounts and learn to protect them before the Gods entrust us with larger.” So spoke Arkad.

It is easier for us to be tempted by opportunities around us. It is easier for friends to lure us away from our goals. Yes, we do feel pitiful. But with all these, you must guard your investment from loss.

Arkad advised, “study carefully, before parting with your treasure, each assurance that it may be safely reclaimed. Be not misled by thine own romantic desires to make wealth rapidly.

“Before you loan it to any man assure yourself of his ability to repay and his reputation for doing so, that you may not unwittingly be making him a present of your hard-earned treasure.

“Before you entrust it as an investment in any field acquaint yourself with the dangers which may beset it. Be not too confident of your own wisdom in entrusting your treasures to the possible pitfalls of investments. Better by far to consult the wisdom of those experienced in handling money for profit.

Guard your treasure from loss by investing only where your principal is safe, where it may be reclaimed if desirable, and where you will not fail to collect a fair rental. Consult with wise men. Secure the advice of those experienced in the profitable handling of gold. Let their wisdom protect your treasure from unsafe investments.”

5). Make of your dwelling a profitable investment

Be always eager to build your house than pay for rent. If you want to decide which of either car or house to go for, what will you choose? To build a house or buy a car? You will be filled with happiness when you live in your own house than the fear of being evicted. Owning your own house reduces your expenses. Let go of the immediate gratification…own thy own house!

6). Provide for old age

Provide in advance for the needs of your growing age and the protection of thy family. Don’t live to gratify all distracting pleasurable things around you. Don’t live all from hand to mouth.

7). Increase your ability to earn

Do you have the desire to earn more? Then let your desire burns “Preceding accomplishment must be desire. Before you can accomplish more, you must desire more. Your desires must be strong and definite.

Cultivate your own powers, to study and become wiser, to become more skillful, to so act as to respect thyself. Then shall you acquire confidence in yourself to achieve your carefully considered desires.

These are the seven cures as stated in the book, Richest Man In Babylon

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15 Powerful Insights From “The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari”



The book, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari was written by Robin Sharma. The book tell of a man who gave up his expensive profession to find the purposes for his life. It is a book of fables and personal development.

Below are some insights from the book.

• When I was growing up, my father, translating a Sanskrit saying, something with me that I will never forget. He said, “Son, when you were born, you cried while the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a way that when you die the world cries while you rejoice.”​

• We live in an age when we have forgotten what life is all about. We can easily put a person on the moon, yet we have trouble walking across the street to meet a new neighbor.

• We have technology to help us stay connected, yet in many ways we have never been less connected in the history of humankind. We know more than ever, yet we also know less, about what it means to be truly great—as a human being.

• Purpose is the most powerful motivator in the world. The secret of passion truly is purpose.

• Success cannot be pursued; success ensues. It flows as the unintended byproduct of efforts concentrated in the direction of a worthy cause.

• The word duty is often viewed negatively in our culture. Many people don’t like the idea of it, feeling that duty would restrict them and hinder them from living in the moment. To me, the word duty represents freedom and happiness. And leadership and authentic success is about doing what’s right rather than what’s easy.

• Once you connect with some kind of higher purpose in your life, there will be a corresponding release of passion and energy. The secret of generating extraordinary levels of passion in your life is to discover your larger purpose.

The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari

• Once you find your calling, you get excited. And you begin to stand for something higher than yourself.

• Look at people who discovered a cause that they gave their lives over to, people such as Benjamin Franklin, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Teresa, Albert Einstein and Nelson Mandela. They connected with some kind of a crusade that they decided their lives would represent. This engaged their hearts. This made them emotionally charged up about what they were doing. And once you can develop some emotional engagement around a pursuit, rather than simply an intellectual engagement, the excitement flows and the energy explodes. Connect to a compelling cause with your heart, not your head. And then fasten your seatbelt because your life will soar.

• The mind can be a limiter. The emotions are the liberator. You can find your cause—your crusade—exactly where you are.

• No one has to leave a job to find something to engage their heart and excite them. Often all that is required is that a person see things differently. And to take that first step today.

• A cause to stand for unleashes energy, no matter if it’s one about creating incredible experiences for the men and women who give you business or one that involves saving the world. All remarkable creations begin with energy—and commitment. Resolve to be extraordinary in all that you do.

• Find your cause, and then do your work with pride and love—love is such an incredible force for good. It’s the most powerful thing in the world.

• What really separates people who are habitually upbeat and optimistic from those who are consistently miserable is how the circumstances of life are interpreted and processed. The boundaries of your life are merely creation of the self.

Fear is nothing more than a mental monster you have created, a negative stream of consciousness. When you conquer your fear, you conquer your life.

If you will only read one book this year, let it be The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.

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