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Build Your Capacity, Increase Your Wealth

*As published in the last edition of Drive Magazine under the column 'Your Money*


Wealth is often misconstrued as having a lot of money, but money is not equal to wealth. I tag real wealth as ‘Capacity’. Capacity is the ability to hold or contain resources; to effectively manage them. Wealth is the ability to hold and effectively manage limited resources. It’s not about what you earn or have but how you can effectively manage and grow your limited resources.
 The ability to turn one loaf of bread into a bakery and keep the bakery running, turning a loaf of bread and 2 fishes into thousands to feed a multitude is what I call wealth. Do you ever wonder how the first and second servants in the parable of talents were able to double their talents? They are not wealthy because of the amount of resources that was available to them but the capacity they had to double their talents. We often seek for more money but not enough capacity through wisdom.

‘Wealth is the product of man's cap…

My 7 Work From Home Success Tips

Uzezi Adesite
So I posted these tools a while back on my Instagram page @iamzayzee, and thought to share it here as well. A lot of people wished they worked from home and some do make that dream a reality. But working from home is actually not very easy because of the distractions and we tend to be less committed to tasks. Being successful as a work from home entrepreneur involves a lot of discipline. You must approach it the same you approach leaving home and going to an office.
For me, these 7 tips guides me.  
1.Establish your work space away from your bed and pillow. Unless the work requires a bed and pillow.
2.Determine your work hours. Don’t mix doing house chores with your office work. Resume for work, close from work.
3.Switch the TV off; don’t MUTE the volume. And if the cable expires, great; don’t renew right away. You will get much work done.
4.Break time is necessary. Stretch your legs if you sit long hours to work. Turn the radio on and have lunch. Don’t get tempted to watch on…

New Drive Magazine Is Out

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It gives us great pleasure to introduce you to our ninth edition, themed ‘What Can I Do Differently’. The stories in this edition are carefully selected to make you think along our theme.
Our Cover Interview features Chioma Joy Peters, an event planner who understands the importance of turning her passion into a business and running it professionally.
How I Started My Business features a young publisher, who changed her unemployment status by using her talent to launch a media outfit.
Also, meet Hardy, extremely driven to succeed, an entrepreneur whose desires to change the reality around him motivated his works.
And our regular columns will get you nodding your head. New additions are: Your Money and Picked for You. As entrepreneurs, we desire to succeed and grow our resources, which is why Your Money will be our guide. Also, it is essential that we keep growing along with our businesses. Development is vital to growth and success. Thankfully there are lots of courses we can take at our …

Unpremeditated

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When my world died; I became the law.
I was thirteen when our neighbour, Benedict, raped me. The matter never became a case. He convinced my parents he would marry me after my secondary school education. To avoid the shame and stigma of rape, and because Benedict could afford to give them some money, I became his sex slave. My parents said I was Benedict’s property in waiting.
My daughter was born in my parents’ house when I was sixteen. I tried to run away with her to avoid moving in with Benedict but my father gave me up. I tried to protect her, but unfortunately, she was a silent and sad witness to my life. I tried to be happy for her though and gave her hope for tomorrow. I loved the belief I saw in her eyes when I showed her the vision. It inspired me to find a way for us to escape because there was no one who would help us. The law wouldn’t either because Benedict bribed the police away the only time I mustered the courage to report.

Dr. Towunmi Coker talks about her book and TCLI

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Dr. Towunmi Coker is a writer and the founder of Towunmi Coker Literary Initiative, TCLI. In this @naijabooks interview, she talks about her book, ‘Promise of the Future’.
How long have you been writing? I have been writing since I could use a pencil on a paper. I began in elementary school mostly after reading a book I did not like the ending; so I wrote my own story on a jotter.
Tell us about your book 'Promise of the Future'. My book 'Promise of the Future' is about a young girl, Ajoke, who was rechristened Celestina, by a woman she worked for. She was from a wealthy family but a sudden misfortune on her family led her to live with foster parents, where the madam of the house treated her as a maid. She encounters some other obstacles in her journey through life and the unfolding of twists lead us to some real life situations, and we wonder if the promise of the future holds beauty or more pain.

Oby Bamidele talks about her book 'Me, My Hair and The Rest'

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(c) Zayzee Writes
Tell us about yourself. I am an Authenticity Coach and registered counselor. I help people discover who they really are and overcome emotional and mindset obstacles that stand in the way of them embracing their true self. We tend to wear masks and conform to ideas and perceptions of who we think we should be, to the detriment of our true and genuine selves. The more self-aware and self-accepting we become, the more we thrive and live fulfilled lives.   
I am a Jesus follower; wife and mummy. I was born and lived in Nigeria until I was 15 and moved to the UK, where I reside.
Why did you feel the need to write the book 'Me, My Hair and The Rest'? ‘Me, My Hair and The Rest’ is really about my 10 year journey of self-discovery and self-acceptance. I preach and teach what I live.  The book is an autobiographical account of how much value I placed on the external. I lived from the outside in, so to speak. I focused on my external appearance to define my worth, and only…

Lagos @ 50 Recognises Maryam Elisha

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...A Zayzee Writes Release As Lagos State celebrates its 50th anniversary, more people are being recognised for their contribution to various sectors of the Lagos economy and one of them is Maryam Elisha, CEO of Rikaoto by ME, top designer of red carpet and pageant dresses and serial entrepreneur.
Since becoming a fashion designer shortly after her reign as Miss Valentine, the Rikaoto by ME brand has clothed lots of celebrities and beauty pageant contestants, helping to promote the patronage of made in Nigeria brands.