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So far Adenike Makinde has created 11 blog entries.

Learn how to break free from your “no” training and begin saying “yes” to your dreams

I am always reading books that share principles and strategies on how to overcome limitations and lead a more abundant life. In one of my books, I was intrigued by a study that estimated that the average child hears the word “no or don’t” over 148,000 times compared to only a few thousand yes’s. This [...]

By | 2018-08-18T18:24:54+00:00 August 18th, 2018|Abundance Mindset|0 Comments

How “phone-free” week at my house helped push us out of our comfort zone

Sometimes you just can’t see what you really need. As I write this, we are enjoying a phone free week at my house or maybe I should say I am enjoying a phone free week at my house. It is certain that the kids don’t necessarily enjoy it – at least not the first couple [...]

My 3 steps to living out the “inspirational quote” on my wall

I often see wonderful and inspiring quotes in signatures, on social media, or being shared during presentations and I often wonder how many of those quotes are actually being lived out as opposed to just being displayed. One of my favorite quotes by Lao Tzu is “the journey of a thousand miles begins with one [...]

By | 2018-04-18T16:47:10+00:00 April 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do you constantly put your career or other self-care needs on the backburner? Here is 1 reason why

I got a massage this weekend and it has easily been 3 or 4 years since the last time I took care of myself in this manner. Some of you reading this may be like “What?! I get a massage every month, what’s your problem?” Well, the truth is that in my mind, there was [...]

By | 2018-04-17T19:13:24+00:00 April 17th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you experiencing the same setback repeatedly in your quest for career success? Here is why!

I have been fighting with the same 20 lbs. for about the last 5 years. Last year I went hard and knocked out 15 of those pounds but this year 10 of those sneaky fellas got the best of me. As I was reflecting on this battle that I have waged with my weight over [...]

By | 2018-04-16T23:38:00+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Football coaching staffs have mastered this job search skill

I have been going to visit various schools with my son during this football recruiting season, and if I didn’t know it before, I definitely know it now - this multi-billion dollar industry is a machine. I have learned so much about how the machine is kept well-oiled and one thing in particular really caught [...]

By | 2018-03-22T14:21:42+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you living your own life or watching someone else’s?

I was addicted to soap operas as a teenager. I cringe as I share this but it was my guilty pleasure. I would take every opportunity to catch the “stories” as they called them - my escape from my everyday life. I remember sneaking around during the day trying to find a TV in one [...]

By | 2018-03-13T16:29:05+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Abundant Living|0 Comments

Abundant living can start with your grocery list

Who loves grocery shopping? I don’t. As a matter of fact, the bigger my son gets (6’6 and 310 pounds at the last count) the more I dislike it. It has truly been a love-hate relationship in that sometimes I go almost every day and sometimes I put if off until the kids are eating [...]

By | 2018-03-12T18:00:02+00:00 March 12th, 2018|Abundant Living|0 Comments

Can your quest for purpose-filled work stand the “good opportunity” test?

After my divorce in 2010, I promised myself that I would NEVER.SETTLE.AGAIN. That was a big, bold statement. One that I meant with all my heart, and one that would require sacrifices that I didn’t even know I was capable of making, but today as I walk out my purpose-filled work as a career strategy [...]

By | 2018-03-08T13:31:23+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Finding Purpose|0 Comments