GGL…Getting into the GoodLife…2013 Summit

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Shoutout to 9gerians

#9ja Shout Ouut#
I wan tooor give ahhh shoutout!!!
Shout out 2 all 9ja 419 and yahoo boyz and girls wey dey outside,EFCC we nvr kum ur way,also a shoutout 2 ma Presido Goodlucku Jonah…ur days of puting on hat like rough Cowboy will nvr end…nt leaving out his beautiful professor in English wife…a big shout out 2 her…and a big big big shout out 2 her wonderful partner My Oga @ d top in combination wit slimrayz production Aba mix…we still blv in u,as u drop anoda his track of urs…I hv nt forgoten u,a wonderful shout out 2 PHCN it has bin a 5 and a half day we hv seen d traces of light or blinking in my yard,may fire kip burning up ur wires as u kip terrorising us with no weapon of mass distruction let giv it 2 all ashawo and baby productn factory in 9ja,a big shout out as Thunder fire una troway….also am pouring ma heart out and a big big big big shout out 2 Asuu strike,am wishing u long life and prosperity as u c ur young once grow old, hope u don’t 4get d raining of curses part 2,5800 coming soon….shout out 2 d facebook page wch says “Igbo man and money”…hehehe…no b lie…still my hausa brodas “fifle of d fifle”ahhh c u dere,pray 4 letter “p”…a big twale and shout out 2 all Yoruba boys wey dey greet dere poor papa “wotsup”…nice 1…hope u guyz hv anoda apartment 2 b ready 2 komot 4 ur papa crib…in combination wit Lagos babalawo wey dey giv fake medicine number shop 42 Ikeja Lagos…nice shout out @ Hon.Patrick,d public is awaiting ur Grammer volume 19,pls c me 4 marketing,ahhh blv u morethan any doz…juz remembered,a gr8 shouting out 2 all pastor wey wan build more than 1 mansion,hell is soo so real more than aids….Mtn,Glo,Airtel,etisalat kip swapin money,but don’t 4get d day of judgement…….Nice shout out 2 Nollywood community,still waiting 2 c ur movie of 2013 productn beta dan Hollywood 1982 movie….
Shout out 2 Dj philllzzz in conjuction wit Goodluck Ebele Jonah music productn studio wit DJ patient Jonah, we luv ur party jamz but change 4rm Bayelsa hitz 2 pure handcore Hip hop…still on d matter as e dey hot shout out 2 d person hu mak dis beat DeeJay Jomorasokwo Laramide…kai!!! ur name 2 long but we still giv u ur honour…still giv it 2 Mr Obonah number 4 Alaba market shop number 28 opposite total petrol station around chalae best entertainment Ltd @ sero hate one six one onenu sefun sefunty five six c two…
SHOUT OUT 2 ALL NIGERIANS…Luv u all!!!

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9ja, smartest in the world

A Nigerian, an American and a German board a plane.
As the plane was flying over the sea satan came out and said to them: I want you to drop something into the sea, if i find it you die and if i don’t you live.

The American quickly plucked a button from his shirt and threw it into the sea, satan dived into the sea and came up with the button. ”see!” he said and killed the American.

The German threw a Pin into the sea, Satan dived and came out with the Pin. ”See!” he said and killed the German.

The Nigerian brought out a pure water sachet, opened it and poured the contents into the sea holding back the sachet, he said to Satan, ”Oya begin find water inside water…Idiot”…

Am proud �*nerd* 2 b a Nigerian ”Even the devil bowed”. Lolzzz

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A single talent is not a ticket to success in life

A single talent is not a ticket to success in life. It must be utilized. It must be nurtured and used on a daily basis.

Give yourself a moment to appreciate what you’ve achieved, but no more. When the time comes to move forward, success is but a single point on a much longer journey – it is not the end of that journey.

Imagine a company like Apple stopping after the iPod or Henry Ford deciding the Model T was good enough. Where would be today without people constantly striving to improve upon what they’ve already achieved?

2 – Learn from Failure and Find Things to Improve

If success is a marker on your journey, failure is the map.

When we fail, we discover something important about ourselves. We discover how to persevere, how to get better, and what does NOT work. We discover which paths to avoid and it fine tunes our approach.

Revel in failure and learn from it at every step. The most successful entrepreneurs in history are remembered for their triumphs but will tell you only of their failures and how they learned from them.

Recognize the potential in those moments and use them to propel yourself forward.

3 – Visualize the Positive You’ll Discover in the Next Step

When the next step is unsure, imagine what it COULD be.

Imagine the successes you can have and how you will use those to get closer to your goal. Imagine the knowledge you will gain, even if you fail to achieve the results you are striving for.

Whatever you do, visualize yourself doing something. It might feel like you’re looking out over a cliff, unsure of what’s beyond the clouds but know that whatever you find beyond those clouds is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

The Path to Success

Every path is different and those who enjoy and learn from the steps in their personal path to success will thrive.

Be the one who finds joy in even the hardest moments and you will never dread what comes next on the arduous journey you’ve set yourself on…

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How to heal from a broken relationship

Bess Myerson once wrote that “to fall in love is awfully simple, but to fall out of love is simply awful.” Especially if you are the one who wanted the relationship to last.
Mending a broken heart is never easy. There is no quick way to stop your heart from hurting so much.
To stop loving isn’t an option. Author Henri Nouwen writes, “When those you love deeply reject you, leave you, or die, your heart will be broken. But that should not hold you back from loving deeply. The pain that comes from deep love makes your love ever more fruitful.”
But how do we get beyond the pain? Here are 10 tips I’ve gathered from experts and from conversations with friends on how they patched up their heart and tried, ever so gradually, to move on.

1. Go through it, not around it.
I realize the most difficult task for a person with a broken heart is to stand still and feel the crack. But that is exactly what she must do. Because no shortcut is without its share of obstructions. Here’s a simple fact: You have to grieve in order to move on. During the 18 months of my severe depression, my therapist repeated almost every visit: “Go through it. Not around it.” Because if I went around some of the issues that were tearing me apart inside, then I would bump into them somewhere down the line, just like being caught in the center of a traffic circle. By going through the intense pain, I eventually surfaced as a stronger person ready to tackle problems head on. Soon the pain lost its stronghold over me.

2. Detach and revel in your independence again.
Attempting to fill the void yourself — without rushing to a new relationship or trying desperately to win your lover back — is essentially what detaching is all about. The Buddha taught that attachment that leads to suffering. So the most direct path to happiness and peace is detachment. In his book, Eastern Wisdom for Western Minds, Victor M. Parachin tells a wonderful story about an old gardener who sought advice from a monk. Writes Parachin:
“Great Monk, let me ask you: How can I attain liberation?” The Great Monk replied: “Who tied you up?” This old gardener answered: “Nobody tied me up.” The Great Monk said: “Then why do you seek liberation?”
One of the most liberating thoughts I repeat to myself when I’m immersed in grief and sadness is this: I don’t need anyone or anything to make me happy. When I’m experiencing the intense pangs of grief, it is so difficult to trust that I can be whole without that person in my life. But I have learned over and over again that I can. I really can. It is my job to fill the emptiness, and I can do it… creatively, and with the help of my higher power.

3. List your strengths.
As I wrote in my “12 Ways to Keep Going” post, a technique that helps me when I feel raw and defeated to try anymore is to list my strengths. I say to myself, “Self, you have been sober for 20 years!! Weaklings can’t pull off that! And here you are, alive, after those 18 months of intense suicidal thoughts. Plus you haven’t smoked a cigarette since that funeral back in December of last year!” I say all of that while listening to the “Rocky” soundtrack, and by the last line, I’m ready to tackle my next challenge: move on from this sadness and try to be a productive individual in this world. If you can’t list your strengths, start a self-esteem file. Click here to learn how you build one.
4. Allow some fantasizing.
Grief wouldn’t be the natural process that it should be without some yearning for the person you just lost. Dr. Christine Whelan, who writes the “Pure Sex, Pure Column” on BustedHalo.com, explains the logic of allowing a bit of fantasy. She writes:
If you are trying to banish a sexual fantasy from your head, telling yourself “I’m not going to fantasize about her” or “I won’t think about what it would be like to be intimate with him” might make it worse… In a famous psychological study from the 1980s, a group of subjects were told to think about anything but whatever they did, they were not supposed to think about a white bear. Guess what they all thought about? [A white bear.]
5. Help someone else.
When I’m in pain, the only guaranteed antidote to my suffering is to box up all of my feelings, sort them, and then try to find a use for them. That’s why writing Beyond Blue contributes a big chunk to my recovery, why moderating Group Beyond Blue has me excited to wake up every day. When you turn your attention to anoth

er person — especially someone who is struggling with the same kind of pain — you forget about yourself for a split moment. And let’s face it, that, on some days, feels like a miracle.
6. Laugh. And cry.
Laughter heals on many levels as I explain in my “9 Ways Humor Heals” post, and so does crying. You think it’s just a coincidence that you always feel better after a good cry? Nope, there are many physiological reasons that contribute to the healing power of tears. Some of them have been documented by biochemist William Frey who has spent 15 years as head of a research team studying tears. Among their findings is that emotional tears (as compared to tears of irritation, like when you cut an onion) contain toxic biochemical byproducts, so that weeping removes these toxic substances and relieves emotional stress. So go grab a box of Kleenex and cry your afternoon away.

7. Make a good and bad list.
You need to know which activities will make you feel good, and which ones will make you want to toilet paper your ex-lover’s home (or apartment). You won’t really know which activity belongs on which list until you start trying things, but I suspect that things like checking out his wall on Facebook and seeing that he has just posted a photo of his gorgeous new girlfriend is not going to make you feel good, so put that on the “don’t attempt” list, along with e-mails and phone calls to his buddies fishing for information about him. On the “feels peachy” list might be found such ventures as: deleting all of his e-mails and voicemails, pawning off the jewelry he gave you (using the cash for a much-needed massage?), laughing over coffee with a new friend who doesn’t know him from Adam (to ensure his name won’t come up).

8. Work it out.
Working out your grief quite literally — by running, swimming, exercising, walking, or kick-boxing — is going to give you immediate relief. On a physiological level — because exercise increases the activity of serotonin and/or norepinehrine and stimulates brain chemicals that foster growth of nerve cells — but also on an emotional level, because you are taking charge and becoming the master of your mind and body. Plus you can visualize the fellow who is responsible for your pain and you can kick him in the face. Now doesn’t that feel good?
9. Create a new world.
This is especially important if your world has collided with his, meaning that mutual friends who have seen him in the last week feel the need to tell you about it. Create your own safe world — full of new friends who wouldn’t recognize him in a crowd and don’t know how to spell his name — where he is not allowed to drop by for a figurative or literal surprise visit. Take this opportunity to try something new — scuba diving lessons, an art class, a book club, a blog — so to program your mind and body to expect a fresh beginning… without him (or her).
10. Find hope.
There’s a powerful quote in the movie The Tale of Despereaux that I’ve been thinking about ever since I heard it: “There is one emotion that is stronger than fear, and that is forgiveness.” I suppose that’s why, at my father’s deathbed, the moment of reconciliation between us made me less scared to lose him. But forgiveness requires hope: believing that a better place exists, that the aching emptiness experienced in your every activity won’t be with you forever, that one day you’ll be excited to make coffee in the morning or go to a movie with friends. Hope is believing that the sadness can evaporate, that if you try like hell to move on with your life, your smile won’t always be forced. Therefore in order to forgive and to move past fear, you need to find hope.
And remember to love again…
Once our hearts are bruised and burned from a relationship that ended, we have two options: we can close off pieces of our heart so that one day no one will be able to get inside. Or we can love again. Deeply, just as intensely as we did before. Henri Nouwen urges to love again because the heart only expands with the love we are able to pour forth. He writes:

The more you have loved and have allowed yourself to suffer because of your love, the more you will be able to let your heart grow wider and deeper. When your love is truly giving and receiving, those whom you love will not leave your heart even when they depart from you. The pain of rejection, absence, and death can become fruitful. Yes, as you love deeply the ground of your heart will be broken more and more, but you will rejoice in the abundance of the fruit it will bear.

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7 exercises for a flat stomach

7 exercises for a flat stomach

Reverse curl

To do this exercise you will need either a Swiss ball or a medicine ball. The Swiss ball is easier to use, so if you want a challenge and have the strength, use the medicine ball instead. To do this exercise lie on your back, holding the Swiss ball or the medicine ball between your calves and thighs. With the ball firmly between your legs, pull your knees up towards your chest and squeeze your lower abdominal muscles. You can improve your stability using your arms, by keeping them flat on the floor.

This abs exercise will help you to tone-up that troublesome lower stomach area.

The plank

To do this exercise lie flat on your stomach, placing your forearms on the floor. Then, press down through your forearms and push your self up – using your toes as support – until your head, neck, back and legs are in a straight line.

This is an excellent flat stomach exercise because it strengthens your inner core muscles and burns more calories in comparison to to other abs exercises, such as sit ups. This is because to do the plank you have to engage the muscles in your legs, arms and behind too.

Boat pose

If you want to try a tough flat stomach exercise you should opt for the boat pose. Doing this yoga pose regularly will quickly whip you into shape. To begin, sit on the floor with bent knees. Lean back slightly and then bring your legs up and straighten them until your body forms a V shape. Your arms should be stretched out and parallel to one another. Keep your palms facing inwards. Remember to engage your abs muscles whilst doing this exercise and keep your stomach relaxed and flat.

This is a fantastic abs exercise because it targets and tones your lower-belly, which is a problem area for lots of people.

Mountain climber

To perform this exercise get into the plank position and pull your right knee inwards towards your chest. Then straighten your leg and return to the starting position. Now, repeat the exercise using your left leg.

As well as getting a decent cardiovascular workout when doing these mountain climbers, you will also workout your abs because in order to do this exercise you have to engage your core.

Medicine ball slam

For this exercise, you will need a non-bouncing medicine ball. Using both hands, lift your medicine ball above your head and place your feet shoulder-width apart. Your knees should be slightly bent. Now, explosively bring the ball down, bending at the waist and throw it at the floor. When performing this exercise you should not lose your balance or your posture. If you do, it might be because the medicine ball you are using is too heavy.

The medicine ball slam is a total body exercise that strengthens your core stability and will help you to tone up your tummy.

Bicycle crunch

This exercise is a must if you want a flat stomach. To begin, lie on your back. Place your palms beneath your head and lift your legs until they are positioned at a 90-degree angle.  Keeping your right hand on your head, twist your body, bringing your right elbow towards your left knee. Alternate then, bringing your left elbow toward your right knee.  Do not rush this exercises. To get maximum results this exercise needs to be executed slowly.

The bicycle crunch targets your lower abs and your obliques.

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Skipping

As well as doing abs exercises, if you want a flat stomach you should try to incorporate some cardiovascular exercises into your flat belly workout. Although running, cycling and swimming are all excellent forms of cardiovascular training, skipping is useful because it can be performed indoors along with your other abs exercises. Although you have most probably skipped before, skipping for fitness requires you to work on your technique. One key thing worth noting is that you only need to lift your feet a few centimetres off the ground each time the rope passes. Also, make sure your ‘twirling’ action comes from the wrists rather than the shoulder.

Cardiovascular work is essential if you want a flat stomach because it helps you to burn calories and lose weight, which in turn will help to reveal your abs and flatten your stomach. However, skipping also works your transverse abdominis, rectus abdominis and your inner and outer obliques.

 

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5 Types Of Men Women Can’t Resist

There are certain things that automatically attract a woman to a man, and some of these things are so important that they make up the type of guys women can’t resist. Here are five of them.

Guys, see which one (or ones, for that matter) fit you. If any of these don’t, have no fear because it all goes back to preference. You might have something that makes you truly, charmingly unique, or you may have a combination of all of these.
1. The guy who knows what works for him in the area of fashion.

Guys who know what kinds of clothing look good on them, and are aware of how clothes should fit and what colors are flattering, are always irresistible. Guys don’t necessarily have to be dressed in the latest fashion, especially if they instinctively know that it is not the look for them, and women appreciate this.

2. The guy who takes pride in his appearance at all times, not just when he is trying to impress.

Guys who always make sure they are well-groomed are always irresistible. A woman can tell if a guy is literally not used to “cleaning up”. It will show in telltale ways such as fingernails or hands that are so dirty it is impossible to remove all the dirt, and also in a guy’s hair by way of dandruff or oil, a clear sign that his hair is not regularly cleaned.

3. The guy who has been taught at least a few rudimentary manners and he practices them, often enough so that they appear natural and not forced.

Guys, here is the quickest way to give yourselves away here: You hold your spoon like a shovel and talk with your mouth full. The next time you sit down to eat, see if you are guilty of this.

4. The guy who is respectful.

Many times a woman may be initially attracted to a man for one or more of the reasons listed above, but she still waits to make her move until she sees how he treats others. The most attractive man in the world does not have a chance if he is disrespectful.

5. Something about a guy who reminds women of a TV character.

This does not necessarily have to be appearance, either. Gestures or mannerisms can also remind a woman of a TV character. Guys who have these benefits going for them should remember that while one or all of these are what attracted women to them in the first place, in the end it is their individual personalities and other things that will determine if the attraction is fleeting or can become more permanent.

The type of guy who women can’t resist should think of it in this way: The irresistible factor you possess just smoothed the way for an easier first meeting, and while that factor will continue to help some, that in itself won’t sustain the relationship.

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