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Teens Wisdom World

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There is a need for purpose driven teenagers and youths who will fulfil the plans and purpose of God in our generation. How can these teenagers be raised? That is the purpose of Teens Wisdom World with Oluwatoni Olatunji.

Join Pst Toni every Monday on WiGRadio from 5:30pm to 6:00pm (WAT) for a time of deep insights into the world of teenagers

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Download Kabiyo Osi by Gabriel Okopi

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Kabiyo Osi

Gabriel Okopi is a gospel singer and writer from Oturkpo in Benue State. His passion for music is traceable to his childhood days. He joined the children choir of Gospel Faith Mission Intl Africola Assembly where his music ministry started and took on another dimension. He worked with the Ecclessia Choir group.

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Kabiyo Osi

He is known and blessed with an amazing vocal prowess backed up with the presence of God.

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Other than Kabiyo-osi, he has also written a few worship songs including “Great and Mighty”, “Volumes of book”, “Awi Maye”, “Jesus” among others.

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He is currently a lead vocalist in Lifeline Choir, the music arm of Calvary Bible Church Headquarter in Idimu, Lagos.

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How to Get a Winning Business Idea

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By Sadiq Daniel

To begin, let me shock you by saying there is no such thing as a “winning business idea.” There are neither great nor bad ideas. Ideas are just ideas without implementation. A 2017 Cadillac is useless without fuel; you need fuel in the engine before you can get to that Red Carpet event. It’s the same thing with ideas. A lot of us have these amazing world-changing ideas but we do not know how to implement them. Some of us do, but we do not do it right. A very small percentage of us do it right but get stuck because of existing environment or systems. So we have the following:

1) The idea

2) Implementation and;

3) The system

In business, there are things you can control and there are things you cannot control. You have control over the idea and method of implementation but you may not have control over the system. The good news however is that the Idea and Implementation are more important than the system if we get it right. The System includes the market (the people), the government, funding, investors and many other factors. To drive home my point, I will use the Nigerian Technology market as a case study.

The Nigerian Tech Market has a lot of potentials because Nigeria is a third-world country, so we have loads of ideas that are yet to be implemented. You don’t even need to look too far, just check out startups in developed world and you would understand what we are talking about. But the downside is the issue of trust! We have trust issues in Nigeria. For example, some Nigerians tend to count the money dispensed from an ATM. This ‘trust’ issue is killing businesses and depriving us of the benefits of the technological advancements that every other country enjoys.

To solve this trust problem, some E-commerce companies in Nigeria have introduced Payment On Delivery (where they offer services first and get paid at the point of delivery) only to find out that people sometimes give wrong addresses, beat up their delivery staff or cancel their orders abruptly. It is however surprising to know that this same people will pay Amazon and wait for weeks before they get their stuff. They seem to trust the whites who sold them into slavery more than their black brothers.

HOW DO WE BREAK THIS BARRIER?

The only way to break that barrier is to build trust. And you can only build trust through relationships, educating people and creating a new culture that people resonate with and trust.  If Mr. Olawale Perfect, CEO WiG Radio (a.k.a Papa P), decides to make a product and expects me to preorder and wait before I get it, I surely will! I will sign up for it (and many of the Wisdom Gate Family will), because we know Papa P and where he lives. Why would we do that? Because we know him and he has built a relationship with us over time. That relationship didn’t happen in just a day or week and he didn’t have to bribe anyone to gain that trust.

On the contrary, that is what many Nigerian Businesses are doing. Rather than foster relationships, most businesses are bribing people with discounts and advertising, simply because it’s easier and brings results fast. However, in business, investors look at retention more than users.

 You can only build trust through relationships”

So when you have that ‘great’ idea, you need to ask yourself if your market has trust issues. Look at the Pros and Cons.

Ask the question, ‘How do I build trust in this market?’

It is not easy to get funds from investors the first year, so you may likely have to break your idea into bits. Break it into what you can create now.

For example, if I want to write a book and be a best-selling author,

  • I will start a blog first.
  • Sharing those ideas for free, tiny bits of the book, getting feedbacks and building trust.
  • I will run this blog for let’s say 5 years. I’ll keep modifying the book from the feedbacks I get from readers.
  • Build a subscription list of people that resonate with the work I create on my blog.
  • So in 5 years, I should have about 2000 that trust me based on the content I create with my blog

Then, I publish the book. Or better still make them pre-order the book. And sell my book for like ₦5000. Come up with a campaign that makes them buy more than one copy. Say 2 for N8000. So out of about 2000 that trust me, 500 are going to buy my book. And tell 5 people about it. Then ask the question, ‘How do I build trust in this market?’

I keep blogging and publish another book in a year. Build the list to about 3000 and so on…

Instead of writing a book and the organizing a fancy book launch where you ‘force’ people into buying your book. My father has about 10 copies of a book his friend forced him to buy at a book launch. He bought those books 4 years ago. He hasn’t read them till date.

And have it at the back of your mind that your idea is not for everybody. So what I am trying to say is that you need to think marketing first before you implement that idea. You do marketing wrong and the idea goes south.

If you know your idea requires a lot of funds or time before you can build trust, build something else that can make fast money so you can fund the big idea.

So my suggestion for you is to build a business around your big idea to test the waters and get knowledge or enough information or data because no one is going to give you “all” the money you need to run your business.

 

This post is a selection from the Wisdom Gate Family Bible Study Series ©2017. If this has blessed you, kindly drop us a comment or send us a mail at info@wigradio.com. You can also listen live to WiG Radio on www.wigradio.com or download the app at www.wigradio.com/apps.

Download “Lost without you” by Dise

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Without Christ, we are all lost. This song by Ruth Egbegi is one constant reminder that you need to continually hold on to Christ in the journey of life whether it is convenient or not convenient.

Born 18th July, 1988 to the family of Late Mr. and Chief Mrs. Ebikaboere Egbegi both from Adagbabiri in Sagbama Local Government Area of Bayelsa State, Egbegi Diseyei Ruth is the 15th child in a family of 16 with 8 sisters and 7 brothers.

Dise as she is fondly called grew up with a love for music and has always been in a choir wherever she found herself. She served as the choir mistress in the children’s choir of her birth church – Church of God Mission Int’l Inc. Borokiri Sandfilled.

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She finished her primary and secondary education in Township School 1 and Iverok College all in Port Harcourt. She is very studious and has always earned the respect of her peers and tutors.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling from the Faculty of Education of the prestigious Unique Uniport i.e. University of Port Harcourt.

She currently fellowships with House on the Rock Port Harcourt City Church aka the Heritage House where she serves in the capacity of a praise and worship leader in Potter’s Treasure – the singing arm of the church.

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She loves to travel, sing, cook, dance, and write. She is not a fan of sitting in front of a TV screen these days as she would rather be sleeping off the stress of having to be a full time School Counsellor, a recording artist, a chorister and an Entrepreneur all at the same time.

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Dressing to Kill or to Save?

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By Anuoluwapo Aina

“The way you dress is the way you will be addressed.”

This is a common saying and it is worthy of note. But what does it mean to be addressed the way you dress? It means people seeing you the way you see yourself (your identity). This will only happen when certain qualities can be attributed to you. For example, a doctor is easily identified by his ward coat and stethoscope. Engineers, on the other hand, use helmets and pull overs while lawyers wear their black gowns and wigs. The thing is, we all want to be dignified by our way of dressing. In fact, the way you dress would determine the level of respect people accord you.

Your dressing, at a glance, can reveal if you are self-confident or not; it can also show if you are an attention seeker or you don’t even give a damn! It is therefore advisable to wear clothes that suit your body size, not clothes that look good in your friend’s eyes. As a believer, keeping your body sacred tells the world that you respect yourself and can achieve your dream through hard work and perseverance, rather than exposing or flaunting your “body assets.”

When you are well groomed and modestly dressed, you attract the right persons. When you dress immodestly, you send a message that is contrary to your identity as a son or daughter of God. The way we dress demonstrates our understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ, because modesty is a fundamental attribute of those who carry the Spirit.

Throughout the Bible, there are many verses that admonish us on this issue. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 reminds us that our body is the temple of God and so we should honour Him with it. 1Timothy 2: 9-10 also encourages us to be modest and sensible in our dressing. 1 Peter 3: 1-5 says:

“Don’t try to make yourselves beautiful on the outside, with stylish hair or by wearing gold jewellery or fine clothes. 4 Instead, make yourselves beautiful on the inside, in your hearts, with the enduring quality of a gentle, peaceful spirit. This type of beauty is very precious in God’s eyes. 5 For it was in this way that holy women who trusted in God used to make themselves beautiful, accepting the authority of their own husbands.”

As Christians, the dignity we desire should come from obeying God’s commandments to us and not what the world defines as dignity. Come to think of it, we don’t need to look twice to identify a responsible person; their dressing with show it. Imagine the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor E.A. Adeboye in an ungodly attire. Would you actually take his words seriously? The answer is No; most people won’t.

This shows that before we can be taken seriously anywhere, our way of dressing should conform to our beliefs. As much as we edify our Spirits with the Word of God, let’s endeavour to beautify our bodies with quality apparels that agree with the Word of God.

Does this mean every Christian has to dress in a particular way? We don’t have to dress in the same way, but we must bear in mind that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit; therefore we should dress in a way that glorifies God (1 Corinthians 6:19-20). However, in the name of dressing to please God, we should not dress in a boring or drab manner.

Just as we have clothes for different functions, knowing what to wear for every occasion and how to combine them matters a lot. In all, modesty & decency are key. Always dress well in a neat manner. Make use of a body spray or perfume to smell nice and improve the atmosphere around you. Don’t forget: your dressing speaks a lot about you and it includes your haircut or hairdo. Take care of your hair too.

In conclusion, Romans 12:2 gives us a general guide on how we should live; and this includes our dressing:

“Don’t be conformed to the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds so that you can figure out what God’s will is—what is good and pleasing and mature.”

 

This post is a selection from the Wisdom Gate Family Bible Study Series ©2017. If this has blessed you, kindly drop us a comment or send us a mail at info@wigradio.com. You can also listen live to WiGRadio on www.wigradio.com or download the app at www.wigradio.com/apps.

How to Develop Yourself With Little or no Cash

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By Opeyeoluwa Ajayi

The Bible says “money answers to all things.” This is to an extent the truth but at the same time, money cannot buy everything. Are there things we can successfully do without money? Is it possible to develop oneself and expand one’s capacities without money? I’ll let you know in a bit. First, what is Personal Development?

Personal development refers to the conscious and unconscious effort of man to improve his state. It is the process of engaging in activities or actions that positively improve us. For example, rising through the ranks from a junior staff to a manager, taking a course or transitioning from bachelorhood to marriage all require some form of personal development.

These changes in status do not happen overnight. They do not happen without an effort. There must be conscious effort on the part of the individual. You don’t change status without effort. You don’t move to the next floor without taking the stairs (or without operating the elevator). Nothing moves till you move it.

A personal affair

Personal development is a personal affair and involves you determining what you want the picture of your life to look like. My point is, you should have a picture, vision or blueprint of your life. Only then would you be able to design the steps needed to get to each level until you get to the top.

Capacity Building versus Personal Development

Wikipedia defines Capacity building (or capacity development) as the process by which individuals and organizations obtain, improve, and retain the skills and knowledge needed to do their jobs competently. Therefore Capacity Building is the process by which one expands his abilities. There is no doubt that capacity building and personal development have a direct relationship. This means an increase in one automatically leads to an increase in the other. The more you develop yourself, the more you expand your capacity. The more you invest and engage in personal development, the more your capacity increases. It’s that simple.

A man who works out at the gym everyday (personal development) will have the ability to lift heavier objects and have greater resistance (capacity Building). Capacity Building is a side effect of personal development. When you invest in yourself as a man or woman, you increase your chances of getting a good husband or wife.

Is it possible to develop one’s self and build one’s capacity without funds?

As Nigerian media mogul, Mo Abudu would say, ‘If you can think it, you can do it.’ Yes, it is possible! The truth about personal development is that it is not just about the big things. It consists of the little everyday choices we make and actions we take. Sometimes, it is not your degree or class of degree that makes you the preferred one. It may just be that little ‘extra’ or ‘packaging’ that gets you the job.

  • You become a better writer by constantly reading and writing
  • You become a better singer by constantly training your voice

Christiano Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar are not popular today because they were rich or had money. In fact, most of the outstanding men and women in various fields were poor and middle class people who decided to defy the odds and did not see money as a barrier. They rather addressed their habits and consistently developed themselves till the world reckoned with them. Footballers and basket-ballers practice enough shots on goals to become best scorers.

So what do you need to do?

Learn something new every day!

To expand your capacity, you must develop yourself every day. Money has nothing to do with it. It is the least thing. Your tenacity and consistency are what you need. Strive to be better than you were yesterday. If your CV hasn’t changed from a year ago, then something is wrong somewhere. Learn something new every day, every week, every month, every quarter and every year

Volunteer to get trained

One way you can develop yourself is by volunteering. Volunteer yourself and add to your experience and CV. Before you know it, you become this ‘hotcake’ in the market every company wants to have.

Expand your spiritual capacity

Personal development and capacity building is a divine mandate and it doesn’t end at the physical and mental level. It was inferred when God said, “…be fruitful and multiply, replenish the earth” God expects us to build our spiritual capacity. Pray more and read the Word more. Obey more. Serve more. Give more. Love more. Strive to know God more. Increase your faith. Do this consistently and you become a spiritual giant.

Some have not read books in months. Please read enlightening books. It will help you. Please note that you can only get better to the rate at which you develop yourself.

Money is not a factor.

As earlier said, it is an everyday affair. Do more with the little things you have and maximize every opportunity to develop yourself. As a spinster, learn more recipes to cook for your future husband (men are not left out too). Money is not really a factor. With little or no cash, you can learn something new in this age and time, where Google and YouTube are your best friends and teachers. If you can’t afford to pay for a skill or education, find other legitimate ways to go about learning it. You can talk to a mentor or teacher or someone who will be gracious enough to show you. Remember: We are not here to play and you have only one life. The day you stop learning is the day you die. Develop yourself, expand your capacity, be a better person and get ready to be celebrated by the world!  The world awaits you.

 

This post is a selection from the Wisdom Gate Family Bible Study Series ©2017. If this has blessed you, kindly drop us a comment or send us a mail at info@wigradio.com. You can also listen live to WiGRadio on www.wigradio.com or download the app at www.wigradio.com/apps.

 

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