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Career / Re: 10 Signs To Know That You Have Found The Right Career by dustydee: 4:35pm On Sep 29
Nkwazema: 10 Signs You've Found the Right Career

Whatever you’ve picked as a career, I hope it makes you want to tap dance – at least a few times in your work life. When you look back and survey where you’ve been, look ahead to the distant shore, or consider the people who have rowed alongside you, take an occasional pause to click your heels.

Few of us know what career is in store for us when we take our first job. But here are some signs that you've increased the odds for a spontaneous outbreak of tap dancing:

1. You've found something you can be really good at. I recall taking up piano lessons at the same time as another young hopeful would-be musician. It wasn’t long, though, before she was in “John Thompson Book Three,” while I remained stuck in “Book Two.” Had I stayed with piano, I’d have been as miserable as those on the receiving end of my performances. My fellow student, however, went on to delight others with her gift as she became a professional musician. Thankfully, I merged into her audience – to the benefit of all. There’s no sense in fighting Mother Nature on the career front if you ever hope to tap dance.

2. You like the nuts and bolts of the job. Pick something where you don’t have to fake it to make it. When I watch natural extroverts gather energy from social situations, I recognize they have something I don’t. Whereas Bill Clinton comes alive and is energized by others, being on stage for too long drains my energy. I can finally host events without anxiety, even enjoying the occasional party – but I’m always happiest to retreat into a book or a private conversation with a friend. This means that as much as I love policy issues, governance and leadership, a career in elected politics would have undone me.

3. The job lifts you. For those doing what they were meant to do, the normal irritants of the job become a kind of “atmospheric dust” that creates the foundation for beautiful sunsets. Every career has its dust, but you might be in the wrong one if that’s all you see. If you find yourself grousing, fussing and fomenting, give yourself – and the rest of us – a break. In your torrent of objections and cautions, you’ll never build a great career – and you might just keep others from achieving their dreams. No career is perfect, but the right one for you will be filled with many uplifting sunsets.

4. You're in the thick of things. Life in the backseat or on the periphery of the action rarely makes for a great career. Naturally, there are lots of great support roles on the edge of every industry, but if you’re determined to leave a mark, it generally pays off to operate at the center. If you love accounting, work for an accounting firm. If you're fascinated by the law, get into the judicial system. If you’re an engineer, build cool new stuff. If you love finance, work for a bank or an investment house. Build the motor, buy the brake pads.

5. You're in an industry that fits your personality type. Engineers are not like real estate developers, who in turn don’t think like fashion mavens, who are wired differently from lawyers and accountants. We all have psychometric preferences – ones that tend to make us more or less like those in various industries. While this alone shouldn’t determine what you choose (as there are many roles on every winning team), make sure you understand your dominant traits and those of industry leaders. Then get on a field with those playing the same sport as you.

6. You like the other people in your field. My best-ever career (and investment) decisions have come from genuinely liking and admiring people I’m working with. Grappling with the discomfort of interpersonal contretemps is never productive. It saps everyone and it ensures suboptimal performance. Also, it can take down a career faster than anything else. If you can handle snakes, you’ll be OK getting into the viper pit; but if not, pick another industry.

7. You've found an inspiring mentor. Having someone to look up to is a key to finding a meaningful career. Your mentor doesn’t need to be your file leader – or even in your industry. But if you would have a great career, find a mentor… then become one yourself.

8. You look forward to Mondays. Don’t let your week become what Thoreau called a life of “quiet desperation,” awaiting the weekends for rejuvenation. But this also doesn’t mean you should be a workaholic. There is an emotional chasm between being a workaholic and loving work. Workaholics are driven by fear; joyful workers are motivated by passion. They both work hard, but it’s not the same. So find passion. Eschew fear. I can still hear Trammell Crow say, “Work is more fun than fun” – and mean it. And Confucius said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This is the essence of having found a great career – one that grows out of passion, that merges work, life, family and friends into a whole with few bright-line boundaries. This sort of “career” is a Friday-less and Monday-less one.

9. You learn, grow, become, test, try. As Oliver Wendall Holmes wrote, “Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.” Great careers test us, try us, stretch us. We find out if we can hit the high notes and we learn to recover from the low ones. But those who have figured out how to have a great career – and not just a great job – don’t die with their music in them.

10. You're proud of what you do. Once when climbing a mountain with a successful entertainment industry executive, I apologized for what I was doing in my life at that point – particularly as I compared it with his fame and fortune. He carefully chose a moment to pull me out of the earshot of others to say: “Don’t ever be ashamed of what you’re doing with your life. Life is not a competition. Unless you self limit, you can make a greater difference in the lives of the young people you work with than I’ll make in a hundred lifetimes working with the world’s celebrities.” Finding the gold amid the dross of my present situation became the key to an important renewal. And it started by feeling proud of what I was doing.

If you're planning out your future, you're not likely to be satisfied with a series of jobs that merely keeps food on the table. Instead, turn your progression of jobs and assignments into a career that creates relationships, promotes learning, and makes a difference – all of which will send you tap-dancing to the office.
Do not pass on other people's work as your own. Please learn to give credit to the original author.


Original source: https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140929051215-11846967-10-signs-you-ve-found-the-right-career

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Politics / Re: Russia Gives Condition For Military Aid To Nigeria. by dustydee: 3:34pm On Sep 25
Idrismusty97: They said that for Israel not Russia. I don't think America can stop us from acquiring Russian arms. Any source?
They gave that as an excuse why they had to illegally acquire weapons from the black market in SA.
Politics / Re: Russia Gives Condition For Military Aid To Nigeria. by dustydee: 1:54pm On Sep 25
So why did our government suggest that America blocked our move to buy arms from Russia? Always looking for excuses for not doing the right thing.
Politics / Re: Two Buses Loaded With Chibok Girls Released (False Info, Retracted By DHQ) by dustydee: 7:20pm On Sep 23
dammytosh: Awesome 2015 script from our politicians.
My thoughts too. And it is not beyond our wicked politicians to achieve selfish goals.

Thank God they are back.

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Car Talk / Re: FG To Take Over Expansion Of Lagos-badagry Road by dustydee: 12:07pm On Sep 23
He said that the Federal Government decided to take drastic measures to rehabilitate the road due to public outcry, following perennial gridlock on the road in June and July.

undecided
Politics / Re: Another Church Building Collapses In Edo (Real Life Photos) by dustydee: 12:48pm On Sep 20
There is something wrong with us if the only solution to every problem is violence and arson. The government should start prosecuting and jailing people, perhaps this will reduce such incidences.
Celebrities / Re: List Of Top 10 Private Jet Owners In Nigeria by dustydee: 4:20pm On Sep 19
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Mykel4God: The list has three Christian ministers, as well as 3 Nigerian governors, and is below:
Name No of Jets Types
1. Senator Ali Sherriff : 4 Gulfstream G650, 3 Dornier
2. Bishop Oyedepo : 4 Gulfstream G550, VG450, Bombardier 604
3. Alhaji Dangote : 2 Bombardier Express, Global
4. Dr. Mike Adenuga : 2 Falcon 7X, Bombardier 604
5. Gov. Rotimi Ameachi : 1 Bombardier Global Rivers State Government
6. Gov. Godswill Akpabio : 1 Gulfstream V Akwa Ibom state Government
7. Pastor Adeboye : 1 Gulfstream V
8. Gov. Aliyu : 1 Gulfstream V - Which Gov Aliyu?
9. Folorunsho Alakija : 1 Bombardier Express
10. Pastor Ayo Oritsejafor : 1 Bombardier 607
http://ynaija.com/3-pastors-3-governors-see-the-new-list-of-top-10-private-jet-owners-in-nigeria/
Politics / Re: Nigerian Govt Explanation Unacceptable-south Africa by dustydee: 8:46am On Sep 19
lurvy:

Remember the US Government earlier predicted the break-up of Nigeria in 2015!
So is the US Government trying to make their prediction come to pass by refusing to sell arms to Nigeria or even assisting Nigeria militarily..??

undecided

The US had said several times that there is no such prediction. Please show us an official document or video clip where the prediction was made.

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Politics / Re: FG Releases List Of National Award Recipients 2013/2014 by dustydee: 8:43pm On Sep 18
Some of the names on this list ought not to be there.
1. Minimah
2. Badeh
3. Acting Inspector General of Police and many more.
Politics / Re: Govt Officials Blame The US For Arms Purchase Scandal. by dustydee: 10:12am On Sep 18
And did they try the Russians?
Religion / Dozens Of Christians 'including Women And Children' Are Arrested In Saudi Arabia by dustydee: 7:48pm On Sep 17

Islamist police in Saudi Arabia have stormed a Christian prayer meeting and arrested its entire congregation, including women and children, and confiscated their bibles, it has been reported.

The raid was the latest incident of a swingeing crackdown on religious minorities in Saudi Arabia by the country's hard-line Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice.

The 28 Christians were said to be worshipping at the home of an Indian national in the eastern city of Khafji, when the police entered the building and took them into custody. They have not been seen or heard from since, raising concerns among human rights groups as to their whereabouts.

Nina Shea, director of the Washington-based Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, told FoxNews.com: 'Saudi Arabia is continuing the religious cleansing that has always been its official policy.

'It is the only nation state in the world with the official policy of banning all churches.

'This is enforced even though there are over two million Christian foreign workers in that country. Those victimized are typically poor, from Asian and African countries with weak governments.'

Activists are now calling on the U.S. to use its considerable influence in the region to help secure the release of the incarcerated Christians.

A spokesperson for the Saudi government claimed to have no knowledge of the arrests, according to Fox News.

But the English-language newspaper, The Saudi Gazette, as well as several Saudi Arabic-language news outlets, have reported on the arrests.
Arabic-language news channel, Akhbar 24, said the arrests came after the Kingdom's religious police got a tip about a home-based church.

The report also reported that 'distorted writings of the Bible were found and musical instruments, noting their referral to the jurisdictional institutions.'

At least 3.5 million Christians live in the Gulf Arab region, mostly Catholic workers from India and the Philippines.

In Saudi Arabia, the birthplace of Islam, it is against the law for Muslims to abandon their faith, a practice known as apostasy. Proselytising for other religions or practising them openly is also illegal.

Judges have considerable leeway in how to interpret the kingdom's Sharia code of Islamic law and are not bound by sentencing guidelines or a system of precedent. Both capital and corporal punishment are legal.

Last year King Abdullah, who has promoted limited reforms since coming to the throne in 2005, opened a centre for religious dialogue in Vienna that drew criticism because of Saudi Arabia's own lack of religious freedom. In 2008 he sponsored an inter-faith conference in Spain.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2756134/Dozens-Christians-including-women-children-arrested-Saudi-Arabia-tip-state-s-Islamist-police-force.html#ixzz3DbGkdwVs


Business / Re: Why Linda Ikeji Makes More Money Than Nairaland by dustydee: 4:32pm On Sep 17
I can count the number of times I have visited Linda's blog on one hand and on all occasions, I believe, it was through a link on nairaland.
 
Travel / Re: Applying For Sweden Visa From UK by dustydee: 7:04pm On Sep 16
phken:

so I have no need of UK permanent residency for whatever reasons.
Your family is a very good reason to have one. I suggested it not for you to relocate permanently but for ease of movement and your convenience. Wish you the best man.
Politics / Re: New Intelligence Reports On Boko Haram by dustydee: 11:43am On Sep 16
RevDesmondJuju:

I gave up on your autism
People without a superior argument sometimes resort to insults so I am not surprised. Have a lovely day.
Travel / Re: Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program-timelines Here by dustydee: 11:25am On Sep 16
ferdimako:
It's your duties that matter. Read the thread.

Thanks.
Travel / Re: Applying For Sweden Visa From UK by dustydee: 11:16am On Sep 16
It would have been easier if you had a residence permit. Since your wife is based here and a citizen for that matter, I wonder why you have not obtained your residence permit so that you don't have to apply for a UK Visa in the first place. With the permit, you can apply from the UK as a resident.

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Politics / Re: New Intelligence Reports On Boko Haram by dustydee: 11:09am On Sep 16
RevDesmondJuju:

You are a confirmed dolt!.

Abdulmutalab was radicalized in Yemen by Al Qaeda elements
So what links does he have with Sanusi? His dad yes, but the boy? And Abdulmutallab is the family name so learn to differentiate between the two since we are not in your head to know which of them you were referring to.
Travel / Re: Canadian Federal Skilled Worker Program-timelines Here by dustydee: 10:57am On Sep 16
Hi all,
please can a Telecoms Engineer apply under NOC 2133 (Electrical and Electronics Engineers)?.
Family / Re: Before Sex Destroy My Marriage by dustydee: 10:49am On Sep 16
Maybe one of your girl friends has "kidnapped" your thing. Find out which of them and pay the ransom.

On a serious note, talk it over with your wife, it's obvious that there is no spark between you two anymore.
Politics / Re: New Intelligence Reports On Boko Haram by dustydee: 10:43am On Sep 16
RevDesmondJuju: Abdullmutalab and links to radical elements in Sudan making him prime sponsor.

Does Abdullmutalab have links to Boko haram or any other terrorist group?
Business / Re: NNPC Moves To Avert Workers' Strike Over Pension by dustydee: 10:17am On Sep 16
speaktome: Mtcheeew! PENGASSAN dat sent my Uncle fomer NNPC Manager Kaduna on a course nd he was been murdered. Dia is God shaa
How can PENGASSAN send a manager on a course when he is not a member of PENGASSAN? Except your uncle lobbied for it or was greedy I see no reason why he should accept a PENGASSAN training in the first place.
Politics / Re: What Does Buhari Do For A Living? by dustydee: 6:32pm On Sep 15
nigerianvenom:

i asked u a question and u are busy quoting all unquotable.
do u have any member of ur family,friends and associate recieving such money?
if yes,can u prove?if no,then keep quiet
So you used the N10,000 to entice the unemployed to join your TAN team? That is the height of wickedness. I shall say nothing more since it seems like you have no conscience.
Politics / Re: What Does Buhari Do For A Living? by dustydee: 4:29pm On Sep 15
nigerianvenom:

who are the recipient of such money and since when?
do u have a relation that is recieving such money?i'm a strong pdp guy and i know that there is no one that earns a dime from TAN.i'm sure if TAN is paying such money,u wouldnt mind dumping tinubu and cry cry buhari to join TAN so as to reap from it.


tan is a non-governmental organization designed to promote good governance. It consists of individuals of impeccable character fostering the continuation of transformation by President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan (GEJ). The Group is comprised of professional men and women, youths, businessmen and women, artists, artisans, sportsmen and women, physically challenged persons, widows associations, Christian, Muslim and native religious groups, community, traditional and market leaders, opinion molders and analysts, farmers, school teachers, trade unions and all masses of Nigeria committed to the ideals of good and quality leadership, order, unity, peace and progress of our nation under the Constitution.

Benefits of been a TANite....
1) JOB CREATION;tan focuses on creating one million jobs for Nigerian youths in the next four years. These jobs shall be created through targeted strategies and tapping into uncommon areas of our economy.

2) GRANTS; Trained members in specific and goal driven skills will be awarded interest free loans and grants to be able to start up businesses on their own with special guidiance from profesionals who will benchmark their successes and recommend successful ones for more assistance as an attraction for more youths to join enterpreneurship and self-reliance.

3) SCHOLARSHIP; Scholarships shall be awarded to graduates and undergraduates who shall undertake and pass the annual tan-Scholarship Exam which will be carried out in a fair and transparent manner allowing candidates to participate from all parts of the country through registration in various tan state offices nationwide.

4) SKILL ACQUISITION SCHEMES: We will embark on enormous skill acquisition schemes for Nigerians with widespread skill centres in all states of the federation delivering first hand training to participants in various fields of human endeavour.

5) YOU WILL ALSO BECOME tan AMBASSADOR;

The Benefits of being a One Star tan Ambassador are enormous.
a) You have access to firsthand tan activities.
b) You have access to offers and opportunities which include travelling , training , Job opportunities etc.
N10,000.00 logistics money.
c) You become a ward coordinator and may rise to a State coordinator.
d) You represent your ward in a national meeting of tan Ambassadors.
Oga refer to the quote above. Don't defend the indefensible.


http://www.tan.org.ng/onestar/#collapseTwo
Education / Re: Can I Still Make 1st Class With This Low Cgpa? by dustydee: 3:20pm On Sep 15
Saimeritus: i finished 2nd yr with a cgpa of 3.79,6 semesters remaning for me to graduate. can i still make first class if i work extra hard? candid advice needed
If you can't determine that yourself, how do you hope to graduate with a first class?
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 10:33am On Sep 15
Emmagency:
http://www.vectonemobile.co.uk/pay-as-you-go/offers/student-mobile-deals.aspx




I use it but it may just be temporary and may soon be replaced by another product. So enjoy it while it lasts.
Travel / Re: Nigerian Students In The Uk How Do You Survive? by dustydee: 10:31am On Sep 15
3sha4lyf:

Wow. My nonsense uni had Internet in the uni accommodation but they were wired. Do you can't use them on your phone's, except of course you did something fishy, but the IT technicians would track you fast fast.

So in such a situation, I would just grab the unlimited data plan.

Use connectify. It uses your laptop as a hotspot.
Politics / Re: What Does Buhari Do For A Living? by dustydee: 9:17am On Sep 15
nigerianvenom:

Ifeanyi uba,arthur eze,udenta udenta and others.of course u know those guys are billionaires
N10,000 x10,000,000 people= N100,000,000,000 per month
So for the love of Jonathan, these guys cough out 100 billion naira every month when their states will be radically transformed with a fraction of that money. And you think Ifeanyi UBA that is allegedly broke surely doesn't have that kind of money to waste. And mind you, how will they recoup their investment?

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Politics / Re: What Does Buhari Do For A Living? by dustydee: 8:43am On Sep 15
Why are some people afraid of Buhari? What you should be asking is who is funding TAN? and where did they get the funds to pay the "millions" of volunteers?
Politics / Re: Why President Jonathan Couldn’t Avoid Modu Sheriff In Chad – Presidential Aide by dustydee: 9:35am On Sep 13
Who do we believe?
Abati said he was part of a delegation of Nigerians living in Chad that came to welcome the president and now Vanguard is saying he was part of the Chadian president's delegation.

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Politics / Re: I Didn't Travel To Chad With Sheriff, Says Jonathan by dustydee: 7:58pm On Sep 11
sCun: looking a the pic below, it is 100% clear that Sheriff was part of the team WELCOMING Jonathan not part of the Presidential entourage. So the Presidency's version of him actually being in Chad before the is true.
The question then should be in what capacity was he invited to sit at the "meeting" between the Chadian president and the Nigerian president?

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Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Jonathan Asks Board To Create Three Million Jobs by dustydee: 7:22am On Sep 11
I thought that was the responsibility of TAN.

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