Eternal optimist & experienced business leader (FMCG). Ex CEO/MD #7Up #PepsiNigeria. Believes in the Africa Story. Tweets personal. Retweets not endorsement
Oct 28 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
If you buy land or buy a house, you have only paid rent for the remaining years you have on Earth. None of them belong to you.
If you buy a car, you have only paid for your transport for the period the car will last or for the period you will last. It doesn't belong to you.
If you marry a spouse, you have only got company until circumstances or death do you part. No one owns the other.
If you have children, you have only fulfilled the demand of continuity of life until death comes. You don't own them. That's why the State still dictates how you bring them up.
I was waiting in line for a ride at the airport in Dubai.
When a cab pulled up, the first thing I noticed was that the taxi was polished to a bright shine. Smartly dressed in a white shirt, black tie, and freshly pressed black slacks, the cab driver jumped out and rounded the car to open the back passenger door for me.
A “mouse” was put at the top of a jar filled with grains. He was too happy to find so much food around him. Now he doesn’t need to run around searching for food and can happily lead his life.
As he enjoyed the grains, in a few days’ time, he reached the bottom of the jar.
Now he is trapped and he cannot come out of it. He has to solely depend upon someone to put grains in the same jar for him to survive.
Dec 27, 2022 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
I read another short story with some lovely lessons & I believe it’s #TooGoodNotToShare ..
An elderly woman had two large pots, each hung on
the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect with no cracks.
At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.
For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only one and a half pots of water.. Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.
Dec 26, 2022 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
This is a really nice story that I received from a friend and believe it’s #TooGoodNotToShare
This story demonstrates why the experts need to be paid more for their services and how the power of knowledge is important.
A giant ship engine once failed.
The ship’s owners tried one expert after another, but none of them could figure out how to fix the engine.
Then they brought in an old man who had been fixing ships since he was a young boy.
In the country of Armenia, in 1988, Samuel and Danielle sent their young son, Armand, off to school.
Samuel squatted before his son and looked him in the eye. "Have a good day at school, and remember, no matter what, I’ll always be there for you." They hugged and the boy ran off to school.
Hours later, a powerful earthquake rocked the area.
Got a lovely message and though a bit long, I found it surely worth a read and #TooGoodNotToShare
The gist of golf in one message and I am certain all #Golfers will love it !!
Like faith, golf requires us to lose our "old nature."
We first must learn the proper grip. Nature tells us to grip the club tightly, in golf though, a tight grip keeps us from meeting the ball squarely and it sails off in a wayward direction. This teaches us to keep a grip, a gentle grip, on our thoughts and emotions.
"According to Psychologists, there are four types of Intelligence:
1) Intelligence Quotient (IQ) 2) Emotional Quotient (EQ) 3) Social Quotient (SQ) 4) Adversity Quotient (AQ)
#IntelligenceQuotient (IQ): this is the measure of your level of comprehension. You need IQ to solve maths, memorize things, and recall lessons.
Man chooses things or makes his decisions through his inner radar, which is his heart.
Once upon a time, a young newly wed couple lived in a small farm far away. They were poor and had no means of earning their livelihood.
One day the newly married man thought of leaving that field and going somewhere far away to find a job.
I don’t have crow’s feet,
I have happy happy memories of laughing with friends until the tears flowed.
I don’t have frown lines,
I have the marks of my frustration and confusion, which I battled through, smiling in the end.
I am not going grey,
I have shimmering highlights of wisdom, dashed throughout my silver hair.
May 22, 2022 • 8 tweets • 2 min read
I Read a beautiful verse and reading every single word, I thought as if I it was written for me and by someone who knows me …
Each word is so very true in my current situation .
For sure this is #TooGoodNotToShare
I counted my years and realized that I have less time to live by, than I have lived so far.
I have more past than future.
I feel like that boy who got a bowl of cherries.
At first,he gobbled them,
but when he realized there were only few left, he began to taste them intensely.
A Teacher gave a toffee to each of the children of the class and then said a strange thing “Listen children; please do not eat this toffee for the next ten minutes & he walked out of the classroom
There was pin drop silence in the classroom for a few moments, every child was looking at the toffee in front of them and it was difficult to stop themselves with each passing moment.
After the Ten minutes are over the teacher enters the class & reviews on who is doing what ..
When a huge Airbus A380 was flying across the Atlantic, there happened to be a small fighter jet patrolling nearby.
The fighter pilot slowed down, flew side by side with the Airbus, and then greeted the old Airbus captain with the communication radio:
"Hi, Captain Airbus, is long-distance flying boring?
“In 1979, I was managing a Wendy's in Port Richey, Florida.
Unlike today, staffing was never a real problem, but I was searching for a someone to work three hours a day only at lunch.
I went thru all my applications and most were all looking for full time or at least 20 hours per week. I found one however, buried at the bottom of a four-inch stack that was only looking for lunch part-time. His name was Nicky.
A few years ago there was a conference in the United States on investment and finance. During the question and answer session, one of the speakers was asked a question that had everyone laughing.
If he, the richest man in the world, could accept that his daughter marry a poor or modest man?
He said & his answer can change something in everyone-
“First of all,understand that Wealth does not mean having a fat bank account. Wealth is primarily the ability to create wealth.
Do you know the difference between a beggar and a business man?
Please read to the end to get the full gist of it ..
Once, a beggar while begging in a train, noticed a well-dressed businessman wearing a suit and boots.
He thought that this man must be very rich, so he will surely give good money if I ask him.
So he went and asked that man for alms.
Oct 9, 2021 • 7 tweets • 4 min read
Came across this Nice collection of profound statements and felt it was #TooGoodNotToShare
Enjoy the read!!!
✅Heavy rains remind us of challenges in life. Never ask for a lighter rain, just pray for a better umbrella.
That is called #Attitude.
✅When flood comes, fish eat ants & when flood recedes, ants eat fish.
Only time matters.
Just hold on.
God gives #Opportunity to every one.
Oct 8, 2021 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
I find this to be Very interesting and meaningful message.
If each alphabet has a numeric value &
A is 1
B is 2
C is 3
D is 4
E is 5
F is 6
G is 7
H is 8
I is 9
J is 10
K is 11
L is 12
M is 13
N is 14
O is 15
P is 16
Q is 17
R is 18
S is 19
T is 20
U is 21
V is 22
W is 23
X is 24
Y is 25 &
Z is 26