Thank God it’s Friday. I have been pressed for time putting together programs to be submitted for broadcast during my fours weeks vacation. Putting pen to paper or typing any words to post on my blog is like a luxury. I hope to have plenty of time to do that during my time away from office work… Hmmmn… Am I not supposed to be on vacation?! 😀
Today I am feeling a little under the weather and moody too but I did manage to get out of bed and go to work. After chatting with friends and colleagues and friends at work I kind of feel better.
There will be moody days
There will be days when you are feeling sick.
There will be days when you just wish but your wish is really not ready to show up.
There will be slow days. Hey, it will be OK again. You will pull through.
She is the daughter of my 16years hair stylist….really I am amazed that I have stayed with her for this long. The secret of course is good service and a good customer relationship. We are like family now I believe. It is difficult to get me into the salon of another hair stylist to make my hair.
I first met Iya Fade as we all call her in 2001, then Fade the all grown lady wasn’t even in secondary school yet. This post is set to promote the need to pass down your skills to your children. You will be simply equipping them with tools for a better future. She has grown to become a very beautiful lady and I imagine the suitor’s queue is really long. This is her story as I chatted with her while she and her mum braided my hair.
At first, Fade was not interested in learning how to make other people’s hair. She was young and did not understand why she had to get her hand all dirt in wet waters. However an unce and aunty of hers convinced her that it was good to acquire this skill alongside getting an education. At least she did not have to pay to learn. Slowly and grudgingly at first she began to pay more attention while in her mother’s salon. Soon she picked up interest and became passionate about making hairstyles for customers.
What I admire Iya Fade for is that she is got taste and is classy;she is creative, hardworking very good at her craft. She seems to thrive on all handy craft as often she makes hair creams, soaps, body cream to cater for the hair needs and treatments of her customers. And she uses natural products to make the blend. If you’ve got issues with your hair Iya Fade is a hair stylist you need to see.
So you can begin to understand the rich skills Fade stand to gainfrom her mother by paying attention. Thankfully she did pay attention. Right now Fade is competing well with her mum and even doing more.
Fade got admission into the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife to study the course: English Language.In school she was learning and making some change making fellow students hair. So that means she is never broke.
Right now Fade is done with her University education and waiting to go for her National Youth Service Corp(NYSC) but she got busy going to a makeover school and also started to attend a businessmanagement schoolin order to be able to manage her own business.
Fade is now the CEO of Fade’s Touch. Her business provides these services for clients:
1) Hair-do– All kinds of hair styles ranging from braids, dread, weaves, natural style, natural hair care, fixing of weavon.
2) Makeover – Bridal makeover, home services, Owanbe-party make up, dinner makeover, casual makeover
4) Sale of Make-up products
5) Sale of shoes & Bags
I told Fade that she will probably soon start employing her colleagues😀😀👍
I am so pleased to see that this young woman has carved a niche for herself. She will not be under pressure in the labour market looking for a job. She has become an employer herself.
Allow your children get more than a school education. Harness that gifting and talents. Let them acquire skills that will put more value on them in the labour/business market.
You can reach Fade’s Touch for your beauty services on: Phone No: 08164423645 Instagram : Fade_rera Twitter: @fade_rera
Many times we are focused on things we desireto have and haven’t been able to get/acquire.
Many times we focus on our dreams and goals and forget to be happy with the little/big successes we have had.
I find myself complaining about my workplace and desire to have something better. And so instead of being grateful I whine and whine and lose my joy. I forgot that yesterday I prayed to have this job and I got it. Today is yesterday’s answered prayer.
Sometimes we compare ourselves to what others have and forget that some other people wish to have what you have. Be happy with what you have and where you are as you hope and Trust God to give you a better tomorrow.
So you are single and feeling lonely? Worse still all your friends and nieces you took care of while growing up have gotten married. You are even helping to nurse their babies and sometimes tears drop and you wish you had yours; look around you there is so much to your life that you can be grateful for.
Your child is physically challenged and you struggle daily to take care of him/her. You wish yours was a “normal” child who can fend for himself. God knows about your struggles and He has been standing right there helping you by bringing people and resources to help that child. Be grateful, be happy and celebrate what you have for then you will see hope rising. There is always a higher and better purpose.
So your marriage is turbulent and possibly didn’t work out. Painful I know but be grateful; be happy for everything works out for good to them that believe even if it was your fault. Be happy, be grateful for a better tomorrow will happen for you.
How can I say it? I simply am grateful and choose to be joyful and I want you too, reading this to be.
Your happiness is not in getting that new dream job
Your happiness and joy are not in that relationship you so much crave.
Your happiness is not tomorrow It is today, be Happy now.
Enjoy your everyday life (Joyce Meyer)
If you can’t enjoy your today; you might still not be happy tomorrow when your desires come true. It is about seeing today’s blessings even if they are small. Choose to celebrate today and all your blessings.
Change is coming and there will never be an end to what you want to achieve.
I listened to a story about a computer graduate who went for a job interview and didn’t know how to use a computer…LMAO. Please, what exactly was he learning while doing this so called computer course?!!!
This case is both amusing and annoying. Why waste years studying a course and not have the practical skill needed to land a jobwith the certificate. No one is too old fashioned to learn something new or acquire a new skill. If an 80-year-old woman I met could say that she was learning how to use the social media and brushing up on her computer skills who says you cannot.
If you want to move from where you are to somewhere higher then you must develop your skills. If you want to be more marketable and land that your dream job them you have got to improve on or acquire the needed skills for where you are aiming to get to.
How to/What you can do:
• Take a course: Opportunities abound everywhere especially on-line. Surf the internet for useful things that will help develop you and put you on a better pedestal in your career.
• Connect with someone who is doing what you want to do well. It is safer to learn from his/her wealth of experience than to struggle through what you are ill-equipped to handle.
• Read…read and keep reading: Take time to look for books in your field or that skill you wish to acquire.
• And take the time to know yourselfand what you want before wasting your time on a skill that you really don’t need. I know that “no knowledge is a waste”, but there is no point training to be a surgeon when all you want to do is be a fisherman.
So hey time to dust your bum, get up and go forward in acquiring a new skill. Definition: Skill is an ability to do something well and keep improving at it.
Skills can be acquired all you need do is make yourself available to learn and grow.
Skills you can work on/develop:
IT skills– learn how to use a computer beyond visiting your facebook, twitter, and Instagram pages. Know how to use Word, Excel and power point.
Communication skills: How are you communicating? Are you saying what you mean? Are your receivers getting what you mean? Are you communicating well with your customers to keep them and get new ones? Communication is key in any transaction with other human beings. Learn more about how to effectively communicate.
Management skills: If you want to become a manager then you really have to learn about management to be a successful one.
Teamwork: To work on big projects use will have to work with other people. Some people believe that they work better on their own. If you want to go far and achieve bigger things then you must learn about team work.
This is not an exhaustive list but we will keep talking about how you can develop and improve yourself in that chosen career or field. Have a great week and dream big!!
Photojournalism is an artwhich takes time to build. They tell stories of real people, real life situations. A picture always tells the story better than words and you never forget it. Your mind’s eye captures the message. A photo-journalist can stir up action more quickly than many words of appeal will do.
I met this fantastic woman wearing a plain wine shirt on a simple trouser at a journalist training workshop(Writing Feature Stories on Family Planning) facilitated by DEVCOMS/NURHI. She looked all ready for work and moved smartly while walking alongside her. When we introduced ourselves I got to know that she is a photojournalist. I was fascinated and very soon she showed her skills clicking away with her camera taking different angles in an attempt to capture our own workshop story.
I simply could not pass up the opportunity to know a little moreabout this fellow woman journalist. So here are a few things I came away with from my chat with her.
Meet Yinka Bode-Are a photojournalist with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
Yinka has been practicing for over 25 years now.
What she finds interesting about her job:Working in what is considered a men’s terrain as a photo-journalist
Challenges on the job:Yinka sees no challenge too big to surmount. In her words, “I love what I do”.
Do male photo- journalist have any issues with you : The people I meet really appreciate me for what I do. Sometimes I hear people say that I do a better job with my photos than my male counterpart.
Married? Yes I am happily married
How do you manage your family life & work:My family understands what my job entails. In this profession, I don’t have public holidays and I work sometimes 12hrs a day.
Kudos to this hard working woman.
You can live your dream; You can be anything…The world is waiting for you!! At least I am *wink*😀😀