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Now the World Cup is over. Today on HexavianReflectionWednesday, deep but to cheer us is a fond memory from the last World Cup. Everyone one, an average team got about 16 million… instagram.com/p/BlXMunXhQJS/…

Now the World Cup is over. Today on HexavianReflectionWednesday, deep but to cheer us is a fond memory from the last World Cup. Everyone one, an average team got about 16 million dollars, we got excitement. Croatia came second right? But what I personally think is that the Croatian president to me should be the person of the tournament. She beautifully hugged her team during each match with them sweaty in just their boxers and shirts at the dressing ( that in itself is a motivation 🤡). Is there anything business leaders can learn from that? . . . Who really is she ? . . The Croatian president's name is Kolinda Grabar Kitarovic. She has created a storm by her beauty and selfless support of her national team. But do we know what lies beneath her beauty? . . . Born on 29 April 1968, she is a graduate in English and Spanish literature. She has done post-graduation in international relations. She is a Fulbright scholar, who studied at George Washington university, Harvard and John Hopkins university. At the age of 46, in the year 2015, she became president and started pursuing her doctorate in international relations. Don't get waylaid by her beauty because she is an ex army commando and an ace marksman too. From 2007 to 2011 she was the ambassador of Croatia to US. Then she became the first woman to be the NATO assistant secretary general for public diplomacy. In that capacity she visited Afghanistan number of times to raise the morale of NATO troops deployed there. In the NATO circle she is known as SWAMBO. That is she who must be obeyed. She bought her own economy class ticket and came to Russia to see Croatia playing.. She fluently speaks Croatian, English, Spanish and Danish language. . . Leadership and charisma is not only a gift, but either nature or nurture. The latter means that anyone can reach that level of charm and excellence_. It's a decision. Excellence and quality is not even a skill, it's an attitude. Live by it. Love to the fullest and don't take yourself too seriously while in it. Act whole but hold yourself accountable irrespective of who is watching. Do it like you want us to remember you for it. . . Eizu, ©Hexavia!

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👆🏼 _The Chinese tech giants Huawei has a model that permits its employees to take a small nap while at work on a camp bed under their desk. At that stipulated period, all the lights in… instagram.com/p/BlVx9GbBNfA/…

👆🏼 _The Chinese tech giants Huawei has a model that permits its employees to take a small nap while at work on a camp bed under their desk. At that stipulated period, all the lights in the building just go off, for everyone to rest while at work. hnmm. It's a good argument on whether your organisation should. . . . It's painful to live the kind of life where when on a *Monday, you wake up at 5am in the morning, you close your eyes for 5 minutes and it's already 6:45. When you're at work and it's 2:30, you close your eyes for 5 minutes and it's 2:31. *☹️ This post isn't really about sleep but a need to reThink rules and work culture. . . Andela, a Nigerian firm just less than 10 years this year was voted as the desirable place to work in Nigeria out of over 10,000 firms. It has the best minds and they let them have fun, play sports and games during work. Rethink the rules. Worldwide Chevron has consistently been voted globally as the firm with very sound and healthy staff. Maybe because of a culture that insists employees take regular breaks. In other words, the company shows it cares about the well-being of employees, and employees know that they are valued. That culture comes from the owner who died at 94, the business in turn is more than 94 years old as of today. Is there any correlation? . . At a company called Zappos, new employees (who are usually broke) are offered $2,000 to quit after the first week of training if they decide the job isn’t for them. No one really does. In turn, they have been rated as one of the brands with the most loyal customers. Your first customer is your employee. How you treat your employee may be how he treats your customers and vice versa that love triangle. Twitter employees are known for their midnight rooftop meetings, friendly co-workers and a team-oriented environment in which each person is motivated by the company’s goals. They are among one of the most exciting places to work in, and Twitter itself is one of the most exciting places for us all here. . . . Don't box yourself too much with rules. Don't take yourself or organisation too seriously. Relax and have fun at work, it aids productivity. Eizu, ©Hexavia!

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👆🏼Swipe Left. Don't underrate yourself. Be a David to your Goliath. It's not a shame but a gift to be an SME in an industry filled with big firms_. You have less bureaucracy which means… instagram.com/p/BlSfuGHBxyo/…

👆🏼Swipe Left. Don't underrate yourself. Be a David to your Goliath. It's not a shame but a gift to be an SME in an industry filled with big firms_. You have less bureaucracy which means *more speed and accessibility* to customers. In entrepreneurship, *it's not what you don't have that stops you, but you have and don't know how to use*. #Leverage. . . . 👆🏼#BusinessTips : *Don't bring a knife to a gun fight*. _Are you in category 1, 2, or 3? Chances are that you are not number 1 or number 2 brand in your industry. Enterprise Suicide starts when you attempt a price war or by going Head To Head with Market Leaders 1 and 2. If you are number 3 like most of us, then Guerilla Marketing is for you_.. 🤔.. *But what really is Guerrilla Marketing* ? #HexavianTips . . . As the Number 3 with a lean budget, using Disruptive Innovation, Flank Segmentation and Guerrilla Marketing Warfare is your best bet. “Market Segmentation” simply means picking a sub-set of the entire marketplace that you can organize your sales efforts around. As a small business, don’t try to sell to everyone. Look at an uncontested market place, and apply Disruptive Innovation. Deliver products that interacts between two industries or save more time, cost or scope with a more intimate customer experience. Out of all the people in the world, who will you try to sell to? Carve out your own corner of the market. Then do whatever you can to own that space. . . . Join us this Wednesday at the Foundation 360 Strategy, Marketing and Sales Masterclass . You/your sales team can't afford to miss it again. . . . Date is Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 .* DM me or call Chika Isaac on +234 814 151 5641 to reserve a slot for you/your team. . . . Eizu, ©Hexavia! Strategy. Business StartUps and Corporate Restructuring. Projects. Training. Consulting T: 08035202891

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Why we all need peace.

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Be still. This is perhaps one of the most powerful instructions in our holy Books. . Most times as human we mumble up Our Circle of Concern with our Circle of Influence. In the book,… instagram.com/p/BlPzbZkBDO5/…

Be still. This is perhaps one of the most powerful instructions in our holy Books. . Most times as human we mumble up Our Circle of Concern with our Circle of Influence. In the book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey gives a good illustration of this in terms of the Circle of Concern and Circle of influence. Our Circle of Concern are things or areas in life where we tend to worry about but have 'no real control' over e.g when we are in ill health or we lose someone; while those things or areas we can work on e.g habits, are in our Circle of Influence. Worry overwhelms us when we channel our time and energy to things in our Circle of Concern instead of things in our Circle of Influence. . . . *Worrying in a Circle of Concern is useless. When there's really nothing you can do about a situation*, Rest! . . . Sometimes all it takes, is to take a deep breath, just relax in a soul and personal epiphany, and attempt dwelling fully and only in the present. _The Budhists and the writer Eckhart Tolle in his meditative book of spiritual enlightenment calls it The Power of Now_. . . . Our unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worries — all forms of fear — are caused by TOO MUCH EMPHASIS IN THE FUTURE and not enough PRESENCE in the PRESENT. And on the other hand, guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness, and all forms of non forgiveness are caused by TOO MUCH PAST, AND NOT ENOUGH PRESENT. It doesn’t matter what happens in the past or what will happen in the future, what should matter to you is that you can change a lot of things now. This is *the power of now*! . . . Learn to be alone, just to dwell in the present.1. When you are Alone, Mind your thought.2. When you are with Friends, Mind your Tongue.3. When you are Angry, Mind yourTemper.4. When you are with a Group, Mind yourBehaviour.5. When you are in Trouble, Mind your Emotions.6. When you are making it, Mind your Ego. . . . Just mind the present, its a gift and that's why it is called "present", enjoy it. . . Culled from the book #ChurchForTheStreets , a collection of Sunday Hexavian Series.. DM me to get the book. Eizu, ©Hexavia!

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👆🏼 This Wednesday. instagram.com/p/BlM-ky2BUMo/…

👆🏼 This Wednesday.

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👆🏼Things that shape competition and our different industries.. watch them #Porters5Forces #HexavianReviewFriday . . . _An industry is defined as a collection of competitors that produce… instagram.com/p/BlKYFX1hWTU/…

👆🏼Things that shape competition and our different industries.. watch them #Porters5Forces #HexavianReviewFriday . . . _An industry is defined as a collection of competitors that produce similar or substitute products, having similar resources_... Before you go into any industry, scan it : 1. To know the Industry life cycle 2. To know the way the industry is changing 3. To know how to compete 4. To understand the desirable characteristics (the best industry to enter, and the worst industry to enter). . . *Pay attention to these variables per touch point of the Porter's 5 Forces*. Like the wise men say "Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up". These variables are the reason why you have 20 times more filling stations on the mainland than the island, why Suya is sold mainly at night, why businesss with more than 3 founders are likely to fail, why no online store has broken even yet in Nigeria, and why we have less than 10 local airlines servicing 180 million Nigerians. Dear start up entrepreneur, while you're excited about that new idea, consult the experts. Before you leap into it, remember that "data and feasibility will reveal what your assumptions won't".. Talk is cheap. Remember, " *Well done* " is better than *well said*". Do your due diligence. #GoodMorning #HexavianTips . . . Eizu, ©Hexavia! Strategy. Business StartUps and Corporate Restructuring. Projects. Training. Consulting T: 08035202891

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👆🏼 _To create the right product and sales pitch, it is best if you can walk around with the assumption that all your customers are extremely 1.Lazy---2.Crazy--and 3.Busy_! It will save… instagram.com/p/BlH1jufB9Gu/…

👆🏼swipe Left. _To create the right product and sales pitch, it is best if you can walk around with the assumption that all your customers are extremely 1.Lazy---2.Crazy--and 3.Busy_! It will save you stress. It's the new dynamics of consumer behavior in the 21st century. You can't blame this generation, we invented social media and we express things in 180 characters or less. Our generation ( baby boomers, milenials and centennials) all have entitlement mentality. We are digital natives, we want things, and we want it now! Assume that your customers are Lazy, Crazy and Busy. . . We are so *LAZY*, that Sony made a fortune off our laziness. It invented the TV with a remote control and now Jeff Bezos has become the richest man in the world through Amazon as he sells them conveniently online; then delivers them offline to your doorstep in a few hours. The lesson; to make big bucks from your customers, ask how can you make your product more convenient in that way? . . . We are *CRAZY*, we love to believe and imagine. That's the bane of religion. We are all attracted to mad ideas, that's why a "fish swallowing a man known as Jonah and spitting him out ALIVE after days", made its way to the bible. We love extra ordinary. So Coca Cola created excitement and propaganda out of sugar Water (they turned Christmas colours from brown to red and white (colours of coke) and invented the concept of Santa Claus to back that up). Your customers are so BUSY, so like audio books while driving, how can you put your product in their schedule? Think. My dear, Don't be better, be different. It starts from creating a unique perception (brand), position, Blue Ocean Strategy, market, value--- THINK CREATIVELY! . . I will see you next Wednesday at the Strategy, Marketing and Sales Class. Join us next Wednesday at the Foundation 360 Strategy, Marketing and Sales Masterclass . You/your sales team can't afford to miss it again. Date is Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 .* DM me or call Chika Isaac on +234 814 151 5641 to reserve a slot for you/your team. Eizu, ©Hexavia! Strategy. Business StartUps and Corporate Restructuring. Projects. Training. Consulting T: 08035202891

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How To Sell Like a Pro : Living in this highly competitive world and saying you don't like selling is the equivalent of drowning in a river and saying you don't like swimming_! Whether… instagram.com/p/BlDbaC0hWWN/…

Hi hi team...sampling opinions, which do you think is the most important ? 🤔 . . . Eizu, ©Hexavia! Strategy. Business StartUps and Corporate Restructuring. Projects. Training. Consulting instagram.com/p/BlBFO5kBwfC/…

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At every given point in your life a miracle is coming towards you, as mere mortals we just don't see it coming enough. You can either let it in or let it past you. #ChurchForTheStreetsinstagram.com/p/Bk9j-gpBiBF/…

At every given point in your life a miracle is coming towards you, as mere mortals we just don't see it coming enough. You can either let it in or let it past you. #ChurchForTheStreets . . . At any point in your life, a miracle is either coming towards you or running past you. Your state of mind has a role to play in that. Faith. We are all miracles through grace. Grace gives for faith to recieve. #ChurchForTheStreets . . . We are boundless energy trapped in the frames of space and time, craving to burst out into tangible value. This kinetic energy is constantly vibrating uniform to the universe through change and flow, crests and troughs but in proportional value to the perceived possibilitiesof our minds. #LawOfAttraction . . . Everything is in constant motion, even while at rest. You live in a pulsating, vibrating universe of advanced harmonics. Everything that exists, in your air, in your dirt, in your water, and in your bodies, is vibration in motion—and all of it is managed by the powerful Law of Attraction. There is nothing that exists outside of this vibrational nature, and as you learn to pause in between life's distractions to consciously listen to that vibration, accept your vibrational nature, and begin to consciously stir it in a predefined rhythm and utilize your emotional and metaphysicals through the spiritual vibrational indicators, you will gain conscious control of your personal creations and of the outcomes of your life experience. Be open. . . #ChurchForTheStreets is a controversial yet profoundly deep Sunday Hexavian series and now also a book. Chat me to get it. Eizu, ©Hexavia! Strategy. Business StartUps and Corporate Restructuring. Projects. Training. Consulting

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Meetings by midnight. This thing called passion. Eizu, ©Hexavia! Strategy. Business StartUps and Corporate Restructuring. Projects. Training. Consulting instagram.com/p/Bk8FmyFBJjP/…

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