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My new gig and all the other stuff I need to tell you!

Hey Chutzpah fam,

I am sorry.
There are not enough words to excuse my absence.
I am so sorry for leaving you guys hanging for almost 3 months. Gosh that really is a long time!

I would like to thank Michelle, Sir OJ and Adesuwa for being my top commenters for the year 2015! You guys make blogging worthwhile, love you! I would also love to thank everyone who took out time to read, share and comment on my posts all year round. God bless you all and may the last hours of 2015 bring you a dumbfounding miracle!

Great news, I got a job writing for Cosmopolitan magazine. I grew up reading cosmos and it’s amazing that now I get to write the same type of articles that stole my heart and made me the woman I am today! Yayyy! I have already written a bunch of posts for them using my real name Anita Benson. So here’s part of the reason why I haven’t been blogging so often and I do promise in the new year to strike a balance because I’d hate to disappoint you guys more than I already have.

Then there’s the not so great news. My older posts are all over the internet shamelessly plagiarised by wannabe bloggers. I think it’s despicable for someone to claim my intellectual property as theirs but I really don’t know what to do about it! Any ideas people?

Then there’s the petrol wahala! Some sanity seems to have returned to Lagos with fewer queues and filling stations selling at 87 naira but in Benin city, the queues are still long and the evil filling stations sell fuel at 120-135 naira per liter. Does anyone know who is supposed to be in charge? Oshiomole doesn’t seem to care at all! #Buharitakenote

And then I’d like to say a huge congrats to my sister and her beau who just tied the knot. God’s blessings darlings! And to all my friends who recently had babies (it’s raining babies this season). May joy never cease in your lives.

And my friends, the ones who made 2015 beautiful… Ruky Orife, Tolu Sowande, Funsho Orepitan, Isoken Ulikhinfo, Oke Onuwaje, Uche Agboje, Ufoma Obademi, Wura Olusanya, Dunni Ajayeoba, Chioma Agokei, Ame Nehikhare etc. Love you guys. God bless you for loving me flaws and all.

So barely 36 hours left till 2016 and here are seven things I want you to carry with you into the new year!
1) You do not have space in your life for toxic people. Any one who doesn’t uplift, encourage, improve or comfort you should have no place in your life in the new year. Zero tolerance for BS! Only allow positive people into your life so start spring cleaning your social circles, phone book, Whatsapp, BBM and social media from today!
2) There is absolutely nothing you cannot do as long as you put your mind to it. Nobody remembers how many times you failed at it once you finally do succeed so let your mantra be ‘I can and I will’!!!
3) Start and end your day with God! It’s the only way to stay victorious, happy and at peace!
4) Make room for family. Call your parents, siblings, relatives. Let them know how much you care. You won’t always have them with you, ask those who unexpectedly lost their loved ones. There will never be enough time, you need to create time!
5) Save and invest! Those who will be poor in the new year will be those who eat everything that comes into their hands. Set something aside for later regardless of how tight things may seem. You’ll be grateful you did!
6) Help the poor. Find someone that you can make smile at least once a month either with cash or kind. The bible says those who help the poor lend to God and you know lending to God is the best investment ever.
7) Don’t stop believing. You may not have achieved a whole lot of your goals for 2015 or even the year before and your prayer requests may seem unanswered but don’t lose hope, don’t stop believing. He has a plan for you and His timing is perfect. Be steadfast and patient and you’ll be glad you waited for His time.

HAPPY NEW YEAR MY DARLINGS!!!
MAY IT BE YOUR BEST YEAR YET!
HUGS AND KISSES!

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Posted by on December 30, 2015 in Inspirational

 

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Happy New Year!

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As we begin the new year, I want you to look in the mirror, take a deep breath, brace yourself and say from the depths of your heart that “THIS YEAR I AM GOING TO TAKE CHARGE!”. Yeah you heard me, no more sitting in the back seat while people, events, old habits and reckless decisions drive you through the town of mediocrity and into the valley of destruction.

When I first heard my mentor Rev Ben Akhigbe II speak those words “Take charge”, I felt a spark ignite within my very soul. That was exactly what I needed to do. I had to stop blaming the system or the economy or the people around me. I needed to stop relying on them like they were guide dogs or I was helpless. The truth is that life is tough and more often than not, that break you desperately need is NOT gonna fall in your laps like a bag of cherries and making or breaking a couple of half-hearted new year resolutions is NOT gonna change who you are or more importantly where you are headed in life.

You need to TAKE CHARGE physically, mentally, socially, financially and spiritually this year if you expect it to be the golden year of your dreams!

Here are five points to serve as indicators that YOU are now in charge of your affairs:

1. Your CV gets updated before the end of the year. Do a course, acquire a new skill, get a degree etc Just make sure you have something to add to it this year.

2. You finish something. Many of us are surrounded by heaps of unfinished business. Abandoned projects litter our lives and we blame them on everything and everyone except our inability to take charge. The men on Forbes richest didn’t have it easy trust me but being resilient is key!

3. You set yourself free: From that relationship going nowhere or that job that makes you sick or that toxic friendship. There’s nothing like freedom.

4. You create a box called conquering impossibilities and fill it with mementos of stuff you achieved against all odds. Scared of water, learn to swim. Take charge of that phobia, that impossibility and that disability and aim for the sky.

5. You find a reason to smile everyday: YOLO YOLO YOLO! You only live once! Take charge of that thing that makes you lose your smile, that threatens to give you a headache. God has already given you dominion now you need to TAKE CHARGE!

No more complaining about things you think you can’t change. No more saying ‘it is well’ and relapsing into the pseudo-comfort of complacency. NO more MR NICE GUY.

HAPPY NEW YEAR CHUTZPAH FAM!
Take Charge!!!
xxx

 
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Posted by on January 1, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

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