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Speaking of money, again.

 "I'm addicted to cash" -Lady Donli. Credit: Pinterest. Welcome back to the dom! If you're new here, feel free to buy a bottle of champagne and send me the invoice. No, I will not pay for it, but humor me anyway.  How are you doing? Really, I want to know. Leave a comment and let me know how you are. Until then, I hope you have been well. I cannot stop apologizing for leaving you high and dry and I'll try to do better, but you know these things take time. So, please forgive me.  Today's blog post interests me a lot. I know I say this all the time, but walk with me. Remember that time I wrote about money? A lot of you reached out to tell me about your experiences, and I promised myself I'll keep updating you as often as I can. Well, it's time.  So here goes, speaking of money again.  In Lady Donli's hit song, Cash, she expresses her immense love for money in a way that lets you understand how her relationship with it is, even if you have never encou
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This is XIX

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Speaking of Money

"When it comes to Money I dey concentrate" - Burna boy (Yè). The whole idea of money is weird.  I know all there is to know about how it works and all of the "lessons" attached but I still don't get it. I don’t understand how something so valuable can be contained in the most inconsequential form and not lose its value. It doesn't even need a physical currency anymore and it is the singular most important thing in the world. Money doesn't make sense to me but I love it anyway. The fact that I woke up one day in this world (Nobody asked for my permission by the way) and I'm supposed to do whatever to make this money just to get by and live a soft life until the day I drop dead? This is the concept I don't agree to but today is not the day for arguing economical constructs.  Now, the major issue I have with money is how we address it. Nobody ever tells you what you need to know about money, at least, not the important things. For something so vital

Don’t disgrace me .

"Disgrace na the national cake, everyone must chop him own". I read somewhere that the universal language that every person in the world understands is a smile. I agree. However, I think the one thing that we share in common is our ‘fear’ for disgrace. Collectively, everyone detests disgrace . We all have this resentment for anything that might "stain your white" . This is what motivates us to be the very best at whatever we do. Maybe it’s not exactly the dominant reason, but you’ll agree with me that a lot of decisions we make are fueled by the necessity to have an edge over everything and everyone else including disgrace. You don’t have to agree, but pretend you do.  The very first time I heard the phrase “Don’t disgrace me” was from my mother. It was my birthday and we had gone out as a family. My mum, my brother, my sister and I went to eat at Mr Biggs. I was about 6 years old and I was about to dig both my hands into my food when my mother screamed “Stop that,

Everything good will come.

 Rest, The best is yet to come (and so is the worst). -J. As you must know, In a few days 2020 will be over and I thought to myself, what better way to wrap up such a wild year than to exude good vibes and positive energy. So here we are guys, this is my  attempt to give your 2020 a          “See ya never party”. Truth is, when the clock strikes twelve on the 31st and we march into a new year nothing actually changes. What we actually get is a chance to be better, do better, reflect and actually work on ourselves.  So I curated a "good vibes" album for you to lift your spirits before we go into the new year. There are a lot of lessons to be learnt from this year, some wins and some losses.  Credit: Pinterest. Learn, unlearn, relearn and come back better. Happy holidays, Chief.