DID YOU KNOW? – (Interesting facts about MUSIC)

Interesting facts about music

Power of Music

Music has the power to move & stir emotions. If you ever wiped tears from your eyes whilst listening to a sad song, you’ve experienced first-hand the effect of notes & chords .
Music is so powerful, that it can:

1. Boost your mood
2. Help you focus
3. Improve Energy Efficiency & Work Output
4. Be an effective treatment for people dealing with Mental Health conditions
5. Help you De-Stress
6. Can have significant positive impact on patients with long-term illnesses such as heart disease, cancer & respiratory conditions. Numerous trials have shown that music can help lower heart rate, blood pressure and also help relieve pain, anxiety & improve patient quality of life.

Now, WHICH MUSIC IS GOOD???

Well, that depends on personal preference BUT GENERALLY, fast-paced music is suited for exercise/quick output work situations whilst slow music is perfect for relaxing or calm work conditions.

So SING, SHOUT & CLAP  your hands to a better life!

Source:
The LoveStruck Company.
(CAKES, Health FOODS, GIFTing & EVENTS management)
www.lovestruckcakes.com

FACT vs OPINION

At Harvard, a young boy by the name of Mark was suspended. They said he violated the rules in starting an idea. Deeply passionate about his idea, he left “their Harvard” to follow that idea. That idea became a multi billion dollar intangible product and brand, its called Facebook!

Mark Zuckerrberg – Facebook CEO

Today, the same school that suspended Mark  for facebook (Harvard) now pays him to have and promote “a facebook page”!

The Lessons:
Don’t let anyone shrink your big dreams into the small frames of reality.

Opinions Vs Facts.
Opinions suggests that you can’t, the fact is that you can!

Everyone has a right to an opinion. And opinions are relative. In the words of the American conscious rapper, Talib Kweli, ” You can have your own opinions but not your own facts”.

Understand the difference opinions, noise, voice and facts for out them, you create strategy!

When it comes to thoughts and life, don’t let the outer noise (opinions) drown the inner voice (facts). Listen to the noise, but pay attention to the voice.

When it comes to business, follow the words of Socrates,  “know thyself” and then others. Its a subset of Competitive Complexity.

Source:
© Hexavia!
www.hexavia.net

Words that come alive – Brand power

Very sexy, even females think so, “The more you play with it, the harder it gets.”..wow!

the viral joystick advert

the viral joystick advert

No, it’s not what you think. “The more you play with it, the harder it gets.”  This was the business slogan and brand tag line for the 90’s gaming console company, Sega Genesis.  #Branding

Sega sold out millions of games plus “Mortal Combat” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” and had a large market share index with their consoles in the 90s from that line. And if you played any of those TV games you’d know the truth in their slogan.

“The more you play with it, the harder it gets.”

What a slogan!

Via ©Hexavia!
#BrandStrategyProjectAndBusiness
Visit www.hexavia.net

HOW PASSION AND SUCCESS ARE CONNECTED

Passion… Keeps you going in the face of adversity

Passion is, one of, if not the key ingredient of success. When you look at the story of many hugely successful men and women, you would see that the burning desire they had within them was the major vehicle that eventually drove them to achieve their dreams. Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Henry Ford, Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, Miuccia Prada etc all have two things in common – Success and Passion.

Here are few reasons why passion is important:

PERSISTENCE: Most successful people don’t get it right the first, second or even the third time. They usually fail, sometimes woefully, which is usually essential to their eventual breakthrough because this mostly serves as a learning curve for them. It could be quite frustrating when you’ve put your all your effort into something and it fails, how do you derive the inspiration to carry on? The answer is passion. It serves as a fuel that keeps you going even in the face of uncertainty or impending failure – Abraham Lincoln a case in point.

INFECTIOUS: Passion is usually infectious. It has the power to connect you with like-minded individuals who share your vision and can be very important to helping you acheive success in your field of endeavour. Your passion will connect with co-travellers and investors who will put in their time, effort and money to ensure your success as was the case with Bastian and Jason Njoku, the Iroko Partners (Nigeria’s foremost online movie channel)

Passion helps you find answers

ANSWERS: When you’re totally consumed by the desire to succeed at a goal or task, you are bound to ask questions. Asking the right questions are a key to finding the right answers.

BELIEF: It keeps you believing. Even when historical facts and odds are greatly stacked against you, passion will keeps you going. Black Americans have come through slavery, discrimination and lots more to become the leading men in America today. With Obama’s passion, the blacks in America capped off a wonderful journey that started with Martin Luther King Jnr.

In business, you need a scalable business model that you can then put to test with little time, energy and money. In the academics, you need to study hard and pass exams. In the military, you need to come tops in exercises and serve with distinction. Adding passion to all other derivatives will give you a bit of an edge. It will give you that bit of inspiration that wil drive you towards your goal.

While being passionate doesn’t guarantee success, it is a really important fuel that helps you trudge on the rigorous road to success.

Isola-Osobu Adejuwon CEO, 1500naira.com

Dubai police add Ferrari to fleet of patrol cars weeks after unveiling Lamborghini

Metro

Trying to out-run Dubai police in a car chase just got even harder after they added a Ferrari to their expensive fleet.

The force’s latest sports car – believed to cost between £228,000 and £415,000 – comes hot on the heels of a Lamborghini Aventador, which was unveiled earlier this month.

‘Dubai is a unique city and everything in it should reflect its uniqueness and for that reason police will add a Ferrari sports car to its patrol fleet,’ said Dubai’s police chief Lieut Genl Dhahi Khalfan Tamim.

‘We have been pleasantly surprised by the reaction of people to the Lamborghini, so we said a Ferrari would be a good choice too,’ he told GulfBusiness.com.

The latest addition to the flashy squad was unveiled at the foot of the Burj Khalifa – the world’s tallest building.

The Ferrari FV boasts a V12 engine, which can reach top speeds of 208mph, and is…

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Pilot at 20: Nigerian set record as youngest commercial licensed pilot in Africa

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Favour Odozor: Youngest commercial pilot in Africa

20 year old Nigerian, Favour Odozor has set a record as the youngest commercial licensed pilot in Nigeria and Africa.

He just graduated alongside 15 other trained pilots at the Afrika Union Aviation Academy (AUAA), Mafikeng, South Africa by completing all the required 37 flying procedures in record time.

I feel really inspired by the achievements of this young man. You have made yourself, your family and the whole nation proud.

I AM INNOCENT BUT I SPENT THE LAST 13 YEARS OF MY LIFE IN PRISON

The encounter that will live with me for a long time

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It was a sunny afternoon in Lagos and I had just boarded a bus from CMS when a man in a blue polo shirt and black trouser, who looked emaciated and a bit unkempt, stood up to speak. He introduced himself as Daniel and was quick to point out that he was not a madman neither was he a beggar; he just wanted to share his experience.

The man regained his freedom on Wednesday 13th March, 2013 after spending 13 years behind bars. He was arrested in 1995 alongside 708 other people by General Sani Abacha’s operative as part of a suppressive measure against anti-government crusaders following the mass protests that greeted the cancellation of the June 12, 1993 election and Abacha’s rise to power. These indiscriminate arrests were known in the Southwest as “Won ko #Roga” and more often than not innocent people were usually the victims.

After his arrest, Brother Daniel was remanded in Ilesha Prison where he was until 1998 when a riot broke out and some inmates escaped following the news of Abiola’s death. The escapees we later recaptured and the prison authorities decided to relocate them. The prisoners were transported under inhumane conditions, a great number of them were squeezed into a Black Maria, they could not sit or stand comfortably coupled with very poor ventilation. Brother Daniel thought his end had come.  They were scattered all over Lagos –Kirikiri, Ikoyi and Badagry – and the prisoners believed that it was in a bid to frustrate their friends and families who might want to locate them. He was remanded in Kirikiri.

During his 13 years stay in Prison, Brother Daniel only had two court dates that did not yield into anything meaningful. They were fed twice daily – Half cooked beans in the morning and Eba with terrible soup in the night. Often time they spiced their food with ajinomoto that had been smuggled in to enable the swallow the food. The only access they had to information was through the radios wardens brought with them when they made rounds. The living condition is unfit even for animals and they had very little going for them in the way of care from the wardens. The little respite they had was from RCCG, other church missions and Major Al-Mustapha who provided food, medical supplies and assistance to pregnant inmates.

More on prisoner welfare in Nigerian Prisons

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There he was in the bus, fully given his life to Jesus – the only thing that sustained him all through his time in confinement. Fresh out of prison with no money in his pocket, no idea where to start from, no assurances about his welfare and security, no guarantees on how the society will react to him and no compensation for the years he had lost and for the pains he had suffered. After addressing us, he was lost in thoughts every now and then, interrupted by commuters offering him money, some N20, some N50, others N100 and he expressed heartfelt gratitude to each of the donors. As he was about to alight, I squeezed N1,000 note into his palm, he was too stunned to say thank you and was almost moved to tears. My only prayer was that he could find meaning in life again…. And joy!

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS

–          How many innocent Nigerians are currently rotting in Jail?

–          How many of them have dreams, aspirations, loved ones and desire to live like you and I?

–          Why is the standard of living so poor? Is the point of incarceration to debase their minds or to correct them?

–          Why would you release an inmate without making adequate plans for his welfare and security at least to help him find his feet and adjust back into society?

–          Why do the billionaire thieves get pardons and national awards while common ones/innocent people rot in Jail?

–          What is wrong with our (in)Justice system?

–          Is there hope for Nigeria?