Sunday, October 23, 2016

What Do You See?

I remember when I was starting Sapphire Scents, a couple of people told me "what are you doing? You are selling this Hausa perfume?", "perfumes don't sell" and lots of other comments like that. 

I have always had the gift of knowing good perfumes but I never knew that my nose would one day be making money for me. While others associated Oud with the northerners, I knew there was more to these scents, why would all the top designers in the world from Tom Ford, Gucci, Christian Dior and Armani dedicate a line to Oud perfumes?  Even though they  sell the synthetic ones. 

I did my research and I discovered the history of Oud and its pedigree and prestige. You must be knowledgeable about your business otherwise people will destroy your self esteem because of your ignorance. The more I read the more I knew I was on the right track. In just a year Sapphire Scents is worth over 20 million Naira and this is a business that started with just N30,000.

Banish, disassociate, stay away from people who don't see what you are seeing. Perception is EVERYTHING! You may be selling pure water but why is your water different from others? You must know your difference and don't let anybody disrespect your business. 

The bible says as a man thinks so is he. What do you think about yourself and your business? Your thoughts will produce your results. 

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Lessons from Lenny LeBlanc

Lessons from my meeting with Lenny LeBlanc

Yesterday I met with Lenny LeBlanc,💃💃💃😁😁😁😁 we were at the dining room of the Protea Hotel, I was getting what to eat at the buffet and he was getting the chef to fry some eggs when he turned to look at me and he said "you look familiar" I said his face looked familiar too but I wasn't sure. 

We got our food and settled on the same table and then I asked for his name and he said "Lenny", suddenly it dawned on me and I said "Lenny Leblanc?" He said "yeah" and I just freaked out!  Say what! I had been listening to his songs for years. He and Don Moen composed the award winning song "Above All" and many more others. 

This was an icon in front of me, at 65, he was still a very stylish man. As is my custom, I squeezed a lot of wisdom out of him especially about music.

1. Should Gospel artistes sing or associate with secular artistes? Lenny said that one of the biggest harvest of souls he ever experienced were at secular concerts. Imagine a Nikki Minaj show for instance and after that a gospel artiste takes the stage, he said he had experienced many people who started crying and gave their life to Jesus at secular concerts. 

2. Networking is important: one of my favorite gospel artistes is Terry Macalmon but I was surprised that Lenny LeBlanc didn't know him. I ended up playing his songs for Lenny. My lesson from that is you must not  only be good at what you do, you must associate with like minds. He knew Frank Edwards but he didn't know Terry Macalmon! 

There are many more but I will stop here. Happy Sunday.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Marry For The Right Reasons

I remember dating a girl who started misbehaving because I couldn't afford to buy her the kind of phone she wanted. She eventually found a yahoo boy who bought her the phone, she slept with him then I found out and we broke up. Few weeks later, the yahoo boy just disappeared, he was a married man based in South Africa. 

The reason why many women are single is because they can't see beyond their noses. They want what their grandfather, their father and their whole generation never had or could afford.  It's a good thing to marry beyond your social status but do it for the right reasons, do it because you genuinely fell in love. 

Don't fall in love when you see his Mercedes or his house. Those things will give you comfort but you may never be truly happy.  

Selah (Pause and think deeply)

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Expect An Idea

Nonso had been saving for a car, he really needed a car desperately but his savings were not adding up. He was in church one day and as his pastor preached, he heard the Holy Spirit tell him to sow the savings for his car, he resisted the voice but the more he tried to ignore it, the more he knew for certain that it was the Holy Spirit so when the offering envelope passed, he wrote out a cheque and dropped the savings, he felt like crying but he had seen God's hand enough in his life to know God would not ask him for a seed if his harvest was not nearby.

Nonso danced in church that day not because he understood what was going on but because He trusted God.

A few weeks later, Nonso got an idea to start exporting indomie from Nigeria. In a month Nonso had more than enough money to buy two cars.

Ladies and gentlemen, I want you to know something that will change your life forever. When you sow a seed don't expect money back! Expect an IDEA! They don't spend money in heaven so God channels it through a suggestion or a thought that can change your life forever.

There are ideas that will give you 100,000 Naira, there are ideas that will give you 10 million Naira, the Holy Spirit holds all of these in His wisdom. The bible says in Isaiah 48:17 (ESV) Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the LORD your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you in the way you should go.

The Holy Spirit can teach you! You will be sitting jejely 😁😁 and the idea will just explode in your head! I have enjoyed this level many times! The Holy Spirit recently gave me an idea that brought me a million Naira CASH! in a day 😁😁💃💃

Take a minute and pray; "Precious Holy Spirit, I cherish Your mentorship, teach me to profit, help me to hear Your voice clearly in Jesus name. "

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Don't Worry, Pray!

Are you in a situation where everything is upside down? No money, debtors calling, wife nagging and those who are to help are not picking your calls?

The first thing I want you to do is what the bible says; don't start calling people and running everywhere, pray first! The bible says in Phillipians 4:6 (NLT) 
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

Wow! This scripture is such a deliverer! So when you want to worry, pray! 

Another key is to REMEMBER! Many people have a prayer list but very few people have a THANKSGIVING list.  Whatever you thank God for multiplies. Take a minute after reading this post and write down everything God has done for you and start thanking Him about it everyday! You will notice that your results will be different. 

That situation will not kill you, it is to bring out the best in you! Orange juice will always be more expensive than an orange fruit but never forget that the orange was squeezed before it became the toast of parties. You are getting squeezed right now but it will bring out the best in you, you are going through fire right now but you are gold, you will shine brighter.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

The Secret of Success in Business

There is a secret everyone who ever wants to do business should know. I am convinced this is responsible for failed businesses everywhere but if you master this principle, you will watch your business soar. There are many others but this is crucial.


A farmer can only be confident of harvest when he has planted seed! A man can only be confident that his wife will be pregnant after he has deposited sperm in her!

The same way, a business man can only be confident that his business will yield returns when he has planted seed at the level he wants to see returns.  For instance; if you have not given away a million before, you cannot command millions, it may come to you sometimes but you will not operate  at that level constantly.

The strategy is to give at the level you want to start doing business and you will see that money will start coming at that level too. This law works for everyone either Christian, Muslim, Buddhist regardless of what you believe in. It is the law of seed time and harvest!

If you visited the Forbes list, you will see  the list of the wealthiest people in the world. Forbes will tell you how much they are worth and how much they have given away.  In the past I used to think that they gave because had so much but the truth is that THEY HAVE BECAUSE THEY GIVE!

How and who do you give to?
1. Give to God: this is the surest investment in the world, if someone wants to invest in your business, make sure you pay your tithe from that investment money, that is the only guarantee that the money will come back!

2. Give to the poor: Ecclesiastes 11:1 (MSG) says "Invest in acts of charity, it yields high returns"
Are you a businessman? Do business God's way and your results will shock you!

 Proverbs 3:5-6 5Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.a

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

You Will Meet Helpers

"Dear Jesus please help my business, you helped me to start but things are getting difficult, I need your help" 

As John prayed, the Holy Spirit nudged him to check 1 Samuel 10:3-4 (NIV) Then you will go on from there until you reach the great tree of Tabor. Three men going up to worship God at Bethel will meet you there. One will be carrying three young goats, another three loaves of bread, and another a skin of wine. 4They will greet you and offer you two loaves of bread, which you will accept from them.

The Holy Spirit began to tell John that help is on the way, he would not have to struggle, it would happen effortlessly. 

Two days later, a gentleman walked into John's office and offered to invest $100,000. John just began to weep like a baby. 

Are you a business owner or you are planning on running your business, God is asking me to tell you not to be afraid, He said you should step out, you may not see anything right now but there is help on the way! Don't be afraid to take that step, it will change your life, your destiny is bigger than that office, it is time to move on.

I don't know who I am talking to but if you are the one there will be a confirmation in your spirit, it will resonate with what God has been telling you to do that you have been struggling with. Grace is on you in Jesus name.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

How To Keep Your Wife

" I don't know what is wrong with my wife, there is no respect for me at all and I literally have to beg for sex, the only time I ever see her smile is when she's chatting on her phone. I hope she's not cheating on me"

Many men are married to women who just stay in the union because of their children or because they have nowhere to go. If many women were given the opportunity, they would quit their marriages without a thought.  How can men keep their wives and homes happy?

1. Be a provider; the bible says that the man who cannot provide for his family has lost his faith and is worse than an infidel (1 Timothy 5:8). A Yoruba proverb also says "owo la fi n soko obinrin" which means "money is the tool by which you prove that you are indeed a woman's husband". 

Your wife doesn't have to work or pay out of the rent or the school fees. It is YOUR responsibility as a man, it's not for both of you! She may decide to help but if you are a smart man, you will let her keep her money or make sure you return it to her with interest. 

2. Good sex: Ease up on sugar and alcohol, it will affect your sex life, no woman wants a one minute man. Sexual satisfaction is very important in marriage, if you fail in this one, there is fire on the mountain, get all the help you can. 

3. Respect: Your wife doesn't belong to your kitchen, your living room and the other room, she belongs by your side! Treat her like a queen and protect her with your life. I remember starting a fight sometime ago because someone talked to my wife anyhow. Let people know you will start world war 3 if your wife is disrespected.  She is that important and valuable and people will treat your wife the way you treat her. 

4. Spend time with her: Don't be forming friendship on the bed when she knows that it's because you are looking for something 😂😂😂 be genuinely friends, share gists, take her out, don't be husband and wife, be boyfriend and girlfriend. 

5. Pray for her: the biggest secret I have learnt about marriage is prayer, couples who pray together, stay together, pray for each other everyday. Prayer is the seed for unity. 

May God help us all in Jesus name. 

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How To Keep Your Husband

"I don't know what is wrong with my husband, he hardly talks to me, he doesn't enjoy spending time with me and our sex life is becoming stagnant, I just hope he is not cheating on me"

Many women are losing their husbands because they don't know how to keep him. You should remain the most exciting human to your husband for the rest of his life if you know how but unfortunately, many women simply don't get it. How can you keep your husband?

1. Sex: some women have no sexual talent( I pity their husband o😂😂😁) it's good to be a prayer warrior and to be filled with the Holy Spirit but in the bedroom all of that doesn't matter, a man is looking for a pornstar who will make all his sexual fantasies come to pass. Some women say they can't touch a certain part of their husband. In the words of our former First Lady "kontinu". Marriage is for life, step up your game, don't just lie there like a log of wood. Be the one to initiate sex from now on, if he knows you are waiting for him on the bed, he will rush home! 😁😁😁

2. Finesse: You and your husband started from Ajegunle but now you are living at Lekki, he is now a multi millionaire but you are still dressing and talking like a village girl, you will lose that man. As God blesses your husband and things get better, improve on yourself too, take it very seriously, dress better, learn the etiquettes of your new level, you will be indispensable to him.

3. Know his business: if your husband had to travel can you handle his business? There is nothing we do at Sapphire Scents that my wife doesn't know about or cannot handle. Your husband may not have the patience to teach you but learn by asking questions and observing how he does his business.

4. Stay in shape: I found out from fitness coaches that all those excuses women give are lies "we are fat in our family", "I have big bones". A woman out of shape is a woman who is not passionate about discipline. Make the effort, it is a small price to pay for your marriage.
May God help us all in Jesus name.

Tomorrow I will talk about how men can keep their wives.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Give God The First and Best

If you drive your car without holding the wheel, you will end up in a ditch, if you kept a pot of soup for 3 days without warming it, the soup will spoil, the moment you drive a brand new car out of a shop, its value deteriorates! Ever since the fall of man, life has always gone down.

Therefore increase and success is a conscious process, if you jump up you will come down but if you grow up, you will stay there!

How does one increase? There is only one way I know and the application of these principles has led to some increase in my life.

The bible says in Proverbs 3:9 (MSG) Honor God with everything you own; give Him the first and the best. Your barns will burst and your wine vats will brim over.

I want you to take your attention off giving and focus on the word "HONOR" what does it mean to honor someone? You give that person preferential treatment, you put them first.

So when you honor God with everything you own, it means that you ascribe the glory of your efforts to God! Whenever you buy something and as you are making payments you whisper "thank You Jesus for making this possible"

It also means that when you receive your salary or money from business, the first money you remove is your tithe AND your offering, sieve through the notes, make sure it's the cleanest notes and then keep them aside.

The bible says if you make this a habit, He says your barns which represents your bank account will burst with money and you will have businesses coming to you from everywhere.

Let me share a testimony with you; Sapphire Scents distributorship started with 15k, then 30k, then 50k, then 70k and now 100k yet people are joining us everyday.  Let me tell you why even if it goes up to a million Naira people will keep joining us. It is because the first 15k, 30k, 70k and 100k were given to honor God, we gave Him the first and the best and He released angels (Malaikas 😁😁😁) who do our marketing for us!

If you will honor God and give Him the first and the best, increase is certain! Try God and you will see your world change.