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One of the Reasons the Customer Isn’t Coming Back

To keep patronizing you or not to, that's a big decision you will help your customer to make. For some reason, sometimes, I give my hair to hair stylists who don’t have a shop yet. So, far they are good, I patronize them! To encourage them, I pay them the amount I’d have been billed in a standard saloon. One evening, I stopped by a hair stylist kiosk by the street side. I asked if she could fix the sort of weave-on hairstyle I wanted. She said she has the knowledge and the ability to properly and quickly execute the style. For four hours, I was sitting down just to do weave-on fixing with this woman perambulating on my head. Five hours later, when I dared to see my hair in the mirror, it was made into something you could designate as the beginning of madness. Regardless, I paid her well. She was shocked! I wanted her to see that lack of money isn't the reason I patronize the likes of her, but to give an opportunity. She pleaded profusely, but it didn’t matter. That was the first and the last time I patronized her. 

Two things, she was a liar, a mediocre who simply cared about the small change she could get from people and not someone who was open to success and turning transactions into ongoing relationships. My aghast! I want to say this to you today. Becoming a world-class expert at what you do at any level in life is essential to creating success and building customer that stay connected in your business. When you are presented with the opportunity to be skilled at something, allow yourself to choose to be a lifelong learner. This is necessary for any profession. If you’re the like above mentioned woman, starting from today, dare to step out of a life of mediocrity to improve yourself. Leave the average in their circles, and master your skills to an outstanding stage that shall one day bring you greatness. Keep creating more success, Damilola Ogunremi, DRS Etiquette & Image Consulting.

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Do You Have Multiple Streams Of Income?

Do you know that, by creating more than one income streams for yourself, you’ll ensure that your eggs are not all in one basket, and you’ll give yourself financial freedom?

Let me ask. Do you already have too many income streams or obstacles?
What’s your exact story? Are people telling you, “How can you do so many things together at once?” Do they say to you, “No sensible person does that, get your head out of the clouds!” And you don’t dare to do more than one thing in your life, because somewhere along the line when you tried someone called you, “Jack of all trades, masters of none!”

Well, I want you to stop restricting yourself. What are the business ideas your eyes are opened to? Stop burying your ideas by focusing your attention on the hurdles that might stand in the way. For now, make a list that includes everything you can do besides your present job. Let your imagination dream about opportunities that will let money come in from multiple sources and never stop rolling in.

With your ideas in writing, focus, meet people, learn skills that will help you gain expertise to activate your business ideas and help you see them through to fruition.

A mother of three told me this morning that, she’s praying to God for a job. I told her to do business. She said there’s no money. I let her know she doesn’t need money. I noticed she’s very good at cleaning. I told her, she could start a business in this area and gave her advice on how to start from scratch without spending a dime. Maybe, you’re just like this mother of three. Don’t wait until you have a big breakthrough before you expand. Stop accepting limitations from yourself, and others. Start creating more success now. Much love, Damilola Ogunremi, DRS Etiquette & Image Consulting.

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15 Secrets to Have a Successful Goal in 2019

It’s New Year when hopes are renewed, aspirations are born and expectations are high. Do have clear and defined goals ready to increase your happiness, to significantly benefit your organization, or to launch your business into more success in 2019?

What are the actions, and factors at play at determining the success of your goals?

There are several activities you must carry out in the right order to reaching your goals, let me share with you my top fifteen tips that will help you turn your goals into realities in 2019.

1. WDF – There are lots of things lying in wait to distract you from achieving successful goals. For example; a lack of resources, not having the support of family and friends the fear of a setback, and worry over failure, or absolute power of bad habit can overrule your goals. How can you put, an attack on these things? When you have strong willpower and determination, it will naturally direct your focus to succeed. So, while accomplishing your goals demands many things from you, have willpower, determination, and focus at the top of the list of your skills.

2. Waiting – If you have already decided to get started on your goals of many years in 2019 then, get started without more ado. Stop making excuses that you will start once this, and that falls into place. Extraordinary people who reach their goals know that there is never a perfect time to get started on anything, so start now. 

3. The principal goals – Give your goals the best chance of success by focusing your attention on the principal goal that matters the most to you. Break down this important goal into smaller weekly, daily, or monthly doable steps. A goal within your capabilities is easier to attain.

4. Time – Set realistic time frames for your goal for when you will start and finish it. Once you’ve set those dates, try to stay fix to them as closely as possible. A timeline stimulates you to stay on schedule, and finish your goal.

5. Busy – The year is made up of days, weeks, months, hours, and hours of seconds, and minutes. The idea that you can't waste any of the above mentioned being busy doing unimportant things is the biggest lie you will ever tell yourself. The only way you can avoid being absorbed by distractions, and useless activities that will keep you from achieving your big goal this year, is to remove yourself from a negative environment. Before you start each day clear it up front by cataloging what you spend your time doing in a day. Remove all crappy habits like checking your social media messages every minute, and this will give you a good ground to make achieving your goal the most important of your focus.  

6. Being your own obstacle – You will never attain your goals if you spend more time watching TV, writing your goal down on a paper without taking actions, wasting time making excuses for what you don’t have, procrastinating or daydreaming. Put in the work to get your goal accomplished.

7. Fun and work – Socializing, and parties are fun but, partying regularly are not for those exceptional people who want to really see their goal succeed. There is a time to work, and a time to have fun. Work follows having fun, and not the other way round.

However, there are times we will get overwhelmed, and need to create other intensity in our busy lives. I suggest you visit a friend, take a walk down the garden like I do to enjoy plants and other forms of nature. You can also visit the cinema, or attend a party, stay for a glass, or two of wine and then, get home in time for plenty of sleep so, that you can get up early to resume pursuing your goals.

8. How you treat yourself – In the midst of striving to make your goal a success, prioritizing your health over everything else is crucial. Eat healthy meals, exercise regularly. Don’t wait until you collapse before you sleep. Carve out a resting time for yourself. A very successful man once said in his book that, if you work six days a week, rest throughout the seventh day to rejuvenate yourself.

9. Mistakes – We all make mistakes. They are inevitable in the journey of life. When you make a mistake getting things done to achieve your goal, don’t dwell on the negative feelings that come with making mistakes. Rather gradually start again and see if there is a lesson you should learn from your mistake because not every seemingly negative situation is bad as it looks.

10. Repeating the same method over and over again – When you are trying to reach your goal, avoid settling down into a routine or repetitiveness.

11. Overconfidence – The mindset of “I know it all!” is not just a killer, but a worse killer. Get advice. Don’t be left with stale information that you started your goal with. Learn from the experiences and wealth of knowledge of others.

12. Acquire knowledge – Learn new things that can add to your knowledge base. Sometimes the bus stop between your goal and the success you are striving for is knowledge. Read books and enroll in relevant training programs to position your goal for more successful results.

13. Caring for yourself in challenging times – Sometimes the ups, and downs of life will take their toll and failure will get in your way no matter the effort you put into reaching your goal, and you might not able to sustain the zeal and zest that you started your goal with. Believe me, this is not the time to send yourself into a negative twist and make yourself think that you are nothing but a failure. Rather, this is the time to care for yourself mentally, physically, emotion­ally, and socially through your thoughts, and this will help you to keep trying even when it might be easier to give up. You should never judge the outcome of your goal by failures. Try over and over again until you make a breakthrough.

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”

– Henry Ford


14. Your health is above all – In the midst of striving to make your goal a success, prioritizing your health over everything else is crucial. Eat healthy meals, exercise regularly. Don’t wait until you start collapsing before you have quality sleep. Carve out a resting time for yourself. A very successful man said in his book that, if you work six days a week, rest throughout the seventh day to rejuvenate yourself.

15. Top of it all – Finally, put the Almighty God at the center of all your pursuit this year so that you can have meaningful success. Good luck to all of you with your goals in 2019. Be happy creating more success. Much love, Damilola Ogunremi, DRS Etiquette and Image Consulting. Happy New Year to you and yours!
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Pay It Back !

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of payback. Let there be no one-sided giving in your friendship. Be valuable to those friends who are always there for you.

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How to Pronounce "Skip" and "Skin"

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. Do you want to avoid ambiguity when speaking & be understood in personal & work life? Work with me towards better pronunciation of English words by understanding where and how we produce sounds for accuracy. This week pronunciation titbit: “skin” and “skip” The mispronunciation of these words in Nigeria English is “skp” and “skn.” They kind of skip over the Monophthong short vowel “ɪ” that is in the middle of the words. Native speakers pronounce these words as “skin” “skip.” Note that the letter “I” is not silent. And in these words, the letter “I” is not saying its name as “ai”, but “ɪ.”


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How to Pronounce "Opportunity"

Online English Pronunciation Free Classes with Damilola. Do you want to avoid ambiguity when speaking & be understood in personal & work life? Work with me towards better pronunciation of English words by understanding where and how we produce sounds for accuracy. This week pronunciation titbit: Opportunity. This word is popularly pronounced “or-por-tuu-ni-tee” in Nigerian English. Native speakers pronounce it “or-pet-y-ni-ti.” Follow the transcription /ɒpǝ’tjnɪtɪ/ Note that the letter “U” sounds /y/ our native consonant sound.


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What All the Sweet Comment Means

There are so many things that can kill great talented, hard-working people...
"You're doing such an amazing job." "You are wonderful! You blow my mind with your piece." "I love what you are doing. You're such a beautiful soul." "I love you. I wish I could be just like you."

Sweet comments that might destroy you, if you take them too far. When fans or people tell you that, they love you, they want to be like you then, you have an obligation to continue building yourself to be peculiar.
When you hear "I wish I could be just like you," by t
his people mean to say that, they admire what you are doing to influence the world around you. The talent you have. The special gift inside of you! Some great people have destroyed their lives by not knowing how to handle these comments. Make certain it doesn't happen to you by going the extra mile to keep doing amazing things.

The next time you are showered with these sweet comments, be careful you are not developing inflatable character. It isn't really about you, but the values you are offering. Keep creating the right image and more success.


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