Inspiring quotes in pictures

Whether you’re in a situation where you need a little pick-me-up to get you through the day or you’re soaring high at the top of your game, here are some inspiring quotes that will rejuvenate your mind.

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Horrible Bosses.

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I’d be willing to bet an arm that a lot of us know people that have enough ‘horrible boss’ stories to fill a book. I know I do!
It would be easy to say, if they did their jobs well no boss would get a chance to hassle  them, but what’s to be done in a situation where one does their job well & are still met with disapproval from said boss all the same? For some, victimization in the workplace is very real & very true indeed.

I have heard it all, from the hilarious to the simply outrageous office horror stories.

A close friend gets ‘stalked’ on social media by her line manager, who wants to know if ” he is ‘the one’, everytime she puts up a picture of herself with a man, same boss badmouths her to other  colleagues, makes tribalistic statements, discourages talk about salary increase & sent her a notice of suspension for two weeks without pay, for taking an extra leave day. It took the intervention of higher ups’ who declared the punishment excessive, recalled the girl & took the query out of her file, to get it sorted out. It’s a ‘new day, new battle’ scene for her daily.

Another friend grumbles no end, about his boss who insists that he resumes by 7. am everyday & goes into a dark mood If he ever  attempts to leave the office by 5.pm which he rarely ever does, even though his letter of employment stipulates the hours of 8-5. She, without fail, always remembers she has a task for him that can’t wait till the next day, and has him working till late.
The weird thing is, the two friends that complain more frequently than any other, work with female bosses. Coincidence right? You, tell me! Some people are of the opinion that female bosses are a little harder to work with than their male counterparts, I just think women have less tolerance for perceived inadequacies in their subordinates. What do you think?
Do you have a ‘horrible boss’ tale to tell? Go ahead, I’m all ears , eyes.

Inspirational quotes for Entrepreneurs

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Whether you’re in the early stages of your start-up or looking for some inspiration to keep going, here are some quotes for entrepreneurs. Remember when starting your own company, it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon.

1.  Your reputation is more important than your paycheck, and your integrity is worth more than your career.” — Ryan Freitas, About.me co-founder

2.  Be undeniably good. No marketing effort or social media buzzword can be a substitute for that.” —Anthony Volodkin, Hype Machine founder

3.  “Money is like gasoline during a road trip. You don’t want to run out of gas on your trip, but you’re not doing a tour of gas stations.” —Tim O’Reilly, O’Reilly Media founder and CEO

4.  “If you can’t feed a team with two pizzas, it’s too large.” —Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO

5.  “Don’t worry about people stealing your design work. Worry about the day they stop.” —Jeffrey Zeldman, A List Apart Publisher

6.  “Chase the vision, not the money, the money will end up following you.” —Tony Hsieh, Zappos CEO

7.  “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” —Thomas Edison, General Electric Co-founder

8.  “Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.” —Jack Dorsey, Twitter co-founder

9.  “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” —Steve Jobs, Apple Inc. co-founder, chairman and CEO

10.  The most dangerous poison is the feeling of achievement. The antidote is to every evening think what can be done better tomorrow.” —Ingvar Kamprad, IKEA founder

11.  “Always look for the fool in the deal. If you don’t find one, it’s you.” —Mark Cuban, AXS TV chairman and entrepreneur

12.  “It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” —Scott Belsky, Behance co-founder

13.  “There’s nothing wrong with staying small. You can do big things with a small team.” —Jason Fried, 37signals founder

14.  Don’t worry about failure; you only have to be right once.” —Drew Houston, Dropbox founder and CEO

15.  “Get five or six of your smartest friends in a room and ask them to rate your idea.” —Mark Pincus, Zynga CEO

16.  “If there’s something you want to build, but the tech isn’t there yet, just find the closest possible way to make it happen.” —Dennis Crowley, Foursquare co-founder

17.  “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” —Tom Kelley, Ideo partner

18.  “Nothing works better than just improving your product.” —Joel Spolsky, Stack Overflow co-founder

19.  “It’s not that we need new ideas, but we need to stop having old ideas.” —Edwin Land, Polaroid co-founder

20.  “Get big quietly, so you don’t tip off potential competitors.” —Chris Dixon, Andreesen Horowitz investor

Source : business insider

Self Medication – quick fix or recipe for disaster?

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Image credit : igennus.com

I was at a pharmacy recently and in the short time I was there I observed the ‘whole world’ trooping in with all manner of complaints; there’s a pain in my groin, I feel dizzy, i’m suffering from double vision, the boil has ‘refused’ to dry up, the moon fell on my head lastnight and so on.

Particularly alarming to me was the case of a woman and her four (the pharmacist asked how old she was) year old daughter. The lady said she was giving the child a bath yesterday when the child ” fell to the floor with her eyes wide open”. The pharmacist simply asked when the child was last treated for malaria & if she had a cough, then he proceeded to prescribe malaria drugs, paracetamol & what looked like multivitamin syrup, the lady paid & they left.

I was left wondering when ‘falling to the floor & a cough became sure symptoms of malaria, but what do I know? If MY pikin suddenly crumbles to the floor with ‘eyes wide open’ or shut tight, I will strap that pikin to my back & run off, at the speed of light to the hospital biko! Nigerians are prone to malaria but i’d still recommend a test at the hospital to be doubly sure.
With the rehabilitation of government hospitals, in a lot of states, I think it’s safe to say that even people who can’t afford private hospitals can still get the care they need, hopefully the days of waiting in line for ages & having to bear grumpy government hospital workers are gone forever.
I am very passionate about health issues now because healthwise, 2013 was a ‘dark’ year for me. Recurring malaria did not let me LIVE! It was knocking on my door, promptly every two months. Coartem became a constant companion, Eko hospital was like a second home, I could have easily passed for a hospital staff.
I would sit, heart thumping away in my chest, eyes round with fear and compare my symptoms with the symptoms of whatever illness I came across in the papers or on the internet that day.
On a particularly ‘dark’ day, I carted myself off to a medical laboratory to have a test run for HIV even though I knew I’d been careful about anything that could lead to me catching the virus, I got the ‘all clear’ but I was not convinced that ‘plain old’ malaria could be so hard to treat.
One good day, a doctor reluctantly prescribed malaria injections for me & at last, I got my groove back. A full year without malaria, me? I thought I was in heaven!
It takes an experience like mine to make you truly appreciate good health. Now my health is like gold to me, hehe. I thank the Lord for it every day!

So please, if you ever feel unwell, march yourself off to the HOSPITAL. Life is hard but life is beautiful too, let’s do our best to stay alive. May the good Lord keep us for 969 years, like Methuselah, Amen.

Clean Living – eating healthy.

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Photo credit : thatswhatieat.com

What was the last thing you ate? Was it healthy? Or was the ‘deliciousness’ all it was good for?
We eat unhealthy food because it’s more convenient, we think eating healthy is time-consuming and expensive. Well, it doesn’t have to be. A salad is one of the fastest meals you can put together and it is not that pricey either. A meal of fish & vegetables is also a quick fix, even if it costs a little more.
So what if it costs a little more to eat healthy? You are well worth it and who can put a price on good physical and mental health?
Clean eating and a healthy lifestyle in general is the best gift we can give our bodies, we owe it to ourselves to eat healthy, get plenty of rest & exercise, eliminate unhealthy habits like drinking & smoking and get regular check-up.

Remember, garbage in, garbage out. Respect your body, invest in your health and watch your body stay strong for you through the years.
If you can’t eat all the way healthy, keep an eye on your cholesterol level, calorie count & portion control is key as well.

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