Archive | February, 2016

2016:A New Year Begins

3 Feb

Happy new year to all my friends here and beyond. Wishing you the best in the new year. Its another time in a lifetime to reflect on the past and forge ahead to the future. Another time to take a look at life and how the events will shape one or vice versa. a period to revisit, remake and re-energise plans and actualise exceptions to them. A time to reflect on the positives and negative sides of the outgoing year and improve on successes and correct the failures. Above all, just another year to  keep moving on.

2015 was a long tough and challenging year for me and my family,psychologically, physically and economically. It was a year i lost my business and almost everything i have worked for throughout my life. I believe it is gong to be a building block for future.

What Went Wrong

  • My company sold only two units of equipments and the rest were auctioned off to recover bad debts , loans, taxes and salaries of my employees, whom I laid off before the liabilities increased further.
  • 2015, was a long tough year for me and my family. It was a year of challenges in business and personal, psychological and economic. It was generally bleak due to changes in the political scenario.Probably a year i cant forget in a hurry, which i believe has become a building block for the future. What mattered most was survival of me and m family.
  • What Went Wrong in 2015.

 

 

  • All these coupled with other wrong business decisions did affect my intention to study for an MBA.
  • My family bore the brunt of the fallout of these decisions and was almost lving on sympathy of my extended family and a few friends.
  • I could not even afford to buy a few books to read amidst all these responsibilties.
  • lost a close friend in the onslaught against terrorists in December.Also lost a mentor too.
  • had enough for litigation to stop a financial institution from taking over my property.

What Went Right

It was not all a bad year as it was also one that had it upsides .

The most outstanding positive in 2015 was the unprecedented attention I paid to my family. Watching my kids grow and giving them awful attention and affection and also the fact that my youngest one year old gal could speak and say words like “come” “go” “leave me alone”, “plantain” “wait” and “ins(h)ide” . Helping them pay attention to their studies and th older ones able to express their minds was one indescribable feeling. My pretty loving wife was my pillar of support through those hellish months. Thanks baby, you are the best.

I appreciate God in the best way possible for giving me the gift of life and the strength to bear the stress. My Lord you are appreciated.

I also appreciate the efforts of friends and well wishers to see me back on track. Thanks all.

Plans for 2016

Not much but my primary goals are four. I am going to:

  • Get out of debts
  • avoid the mistakes that put my business in receivership
  • I am going to spend less
  • read as many books as I can
  • and try overcome the challenges i faced in 2015.
  • going to update this blog with at least thre articles a month starting with this one.
  • No more grand master plans at this point but long term plans.

Looking forward to another positive and eventful year for all my readers.

Happy birthday wishes to all the February guys and gals reading  this blog and dont forget to blog my gift thru this medium.

Have a wonderful February ahead.