Quote #4: Discipline can seem like your worst enemy but in reality, it is your best friend.

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Jocko Willink is the author of Discipline Equals Freedom, a workbook that shows you how to imbibe more discipline in your life in less than 30 minutes.

The first time I heard of this book was early last year, February to be precise.

I attended a financial modelling seminar where the speaker expressed his profound admiration for this book in his closing remarks.

Of course, I ignored him. What has this got to do with the matter at hand?

But I coincidentally bumped into the same book about three months later at a friend’s, and on a whim, I decided…


And why you should never let it hurt you

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If you’re out there taking your shots at life, doing your bit, or trying to make things happen, chances are that you’re going to attract the attention of critics.

You’re consistently being trolled on the internet for doing your best. You launch a new business and get a one star online business review. Your colleagues say you’re not good enough. Your boss says you suck at your job. You get countless rejections. Even your close friends and family think your ideas suck.

Critics are everywhere and probably will always be there. That’s just the way things are.

When Constructive Criticism Gets Out of Hand

We are all…


A 6-step guide to overcome the power of procrastination

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We all have aspirations, dreams and goals that we aim to achieve someday. We even go as far as creating strategic plans and coming up with certain tasks that will ultimately lead us to achieving our goals.

A few go the extra mile by setting timelines for completion of such tasks but for the majority, this is only as far as they would ever go.

In reality, most people who set such tasks to reach their goals are more likely never to execute them. …


You can identify and eliminate them if you pay close attention

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There are a couple of unseemly actions we occasionally engage ourselves in and because these actions don’t pose an immediate threat to our lives, there’s a high tendency we’ll do them again.

And again.

And a lot more often, until they become full-fledged habits.

At this stage, one of these two could happen;

  1. We continue to engage in these habits but for some reason, they don’t have any effect on our well-being.
  2. These habits eventually trigger our emotions to work against us in a toxic manner. In this case, they cause havoc and can ruin any life significantly.

Practically speaking…


Upgrade your life by adopting these few simple habits

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Good habits are like rituals you practice every day that ultimately improve the quality of your life in the long run.

If you’ve ever observed the lifestyle of successful people (by whatever your definition of success is), you realize that one thing they have in common is that they always follow certain rules or principles and they’ve also practiced certain habits repeatedly to get them where they currently are.

Truth is, nobody’s perfect and since we are repeatedly what we do, it’s quite important for us to imbibe good habits that will not only help us become truly successful, but…


Reflections as I turn 33 today

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If you asked me as a kid where I wanted to be at age 33, I’d probably pause for 2 seconds start with — uh, definitely a wealthy Doctor or an Engineer who’s achieved a groundbreaking research — and uh, I’d also love to meet Michael Jackson (my then favorite artist).

Well, it’s the 11th day of February 2021, which means I’m 33 today.

Happy birthday to me!

However, I’m not a doctor, I’m sure not an engineer, I didn’t invent jack, I’m not even close to being rich and I never met Michael before he passed on.

So I…


Culled from the commonly mentioned regrets among aging people.

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The best way to avoid regret is to spend time with the elderly and listening to their regrets.

Why?

Because in doing so, you can see an image of yourself if you follow the path they did.

1. Choosing Work Over Family

How do you balance work and family time?

You’d say to yourself, it’s not a big deal if I stay late at work just this one time. I’ll make it up to the family this weekend.

But in reality, these make-ups never seem to happen.

You have a deadline to meet and at the same time, you want to sit down with your…


From his most successful book, Man’s search for meaning

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Man’s search for meaning is a book written in 1967 by an Austrian Neurologist and Psychiatrist, Dr. Victor Frankl. His book ultimately reveals that striving to find meaning in one’s life is the primary motivational force in man.

Dr. Frankl was a 2nd World War Holocaust survivor and the inventor of Logotherapy — A philosophical and psychological approach to healing through meaning in life. In his lifetime, he published 39 books in 49 different languages, received 29 Honorary Doctoral degrees, and received several awards for his contributions to religion and psychiatry.

I got sober reading this book. Dr. Frankl described…


To guarantee consistent sales, you must understand and learn how to avoid it

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Have you ever wondered why some businesses encounter a sharp decline in revenue after a short period of consistent growth in sales? And why other businesses in yet the same industry prosper year after year with increasing sales and armies of new and repeat customers?

To get a clue to the answer, ask yourself these questions;

  • Have you ever been a customer lately?
  • How did you feel after having an encounter with the last store you visited?
  • Based on this feeling, are you “more” or “less” likely going to visit that same-store for your future needs?

Truth is, whenever a…

Emeka Nwanedo

Corporate investment banker and leadership enthusiast. I love researching and I write to inspire. https://emekanwanedo.com

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