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Food for Living: How to Attract Success

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By Henry Ukazu

Dear Destiny Friends,

Success doesn’t happen “to” you. It happens because of you. – Grant Cardone.

If there’s one word that brings a smile to the face and joy to the heart, it is success. Nothing pleases any living creature more than success. Success opens doors, which in turn, attracts more opportunities. You will be celebrated if you succeed in any of academics, business, politics, sports, entertainment, marriage, religion, or in any field of endeavour.  When I published my first book, it opened many doors for me and introduced me to several great people and organizations that share similar interests and values.

It’s sad however, to note that when the word success is mentioned, many people are quick to think of money. They fail to realize that it’s one’s value that brings money. If people don’t know or hear about your accomplishment, product, service etc., how will they celebrate or reach out to you?

Did you know that success can be likened to a magnet? Yes, you can literally attract success if you mirror the lives of people who have succeeded. In the words of Napoleon Hill, “Success comes to those who are success-conscious.” If you make progress with your life you will begin to attract success like a magnet. Nobody comes to you for no reason. When I embarked on the road to success, I was determined to meet every great person alive to talk about my book and interest in youth development just for them to support me. I didn’t get any leads from them, the best I got was commendation, a handshake and picture. The moment I finally stopped chasing successful people and began to work on myself, I began to attract them into my life.

We all know what to do to succeed, but most times due to procrastination, fear, staying in comfort zone, setbacks, ignorance, lack of information, risk among others, we find ourselves still by the roadside.

Success means different things to different people depending on the industry. To a married person, businessman/lady, entrepreneur, academic, it means different things. The question we need to ask ourselves is, how do I attract success?

Just like there are many ways to kill a rat, there are also many ways to attract success. I will be sharing a few points that have personally helped me to attract opportunities.

The number one way to attract success in life is by investing in yourself. Investing in yourself entails adding value to your life. You can do this by reading, networking, volunteering etc. You must succeed first before people will believe in you. It is generally said success is not about where you are, it’s about how you are! Some people can get to higher positions without having the requisite skills, knowledge and experience.

It is generally stated that 5% of the people who succeed attribute their success to accidental situations, another 10% of people who succeed are determined, while 85% attain success by way of human support. Basically, somebody somewhere recommended or gave them an opportunity.

One of the key questions anyone who wants to succeed must answer is, what do I want? Any determined person who wants to succeed must have a vision. Vision allows you to define in clear terms what you really want and what you don’t want. Once you know what you want in life, you will be intentional and strategically informed on the work you need to do to get to where you want to be. Vision applies to all areas of life. Your vision defines your values, and your values attract your desired audience.

Another key component to attract success is by reading. Your personal development in life starts from reading. You can read about the success and failures of everyone. Reading is like travelling. You can read about countries and systems without physically being there. Read voraciously, when you read, your mind expands. Reading exposes your mind to the world. It makes you learn, unlearn and relearn certain things. With the invention of technology, there’s hardly any information one can’t find on the internet. According to Francis Bacon, “Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man”.

Value: The word value is understudied. Great minds who made great impacts in the world didn’t do it because they felt like doing it, they saw a problem/need and went ahead to solve them, thereby made an impact. That’s why the likes of Mark Zukerberg, Jeff Bezos, Henry Ukazu, and other great minds are globally celebrated.

While human beings can connect you to an opportunity, it is the value you provide that will determine how successful you will be in that position. Even before you are recommended for the opportunity, you must have an existing value to be referenced. Value is a currency which ought to be appreciated. When you provide the world with value, you will duly be appreciated.

In conclusion, if you want to attract success into your life, consider applying the above-mentioned points and see how your life will turn around.

Henry Ukazu writes from New York. He’s a Human Capacity & mindset coach. He’s also a public speaker, youth advocate and creative writer. He works with the New York City Department of Correction as the Legal Coordinator. He’s the author of the acclaimed book Design Your Destiny – Actualizing Your Birthright To Success and President of gloemi.com. He can be reached via info@gloemi.com

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Ban on Sales, Consumption of Sachet Alcoholic Drinks Still in Force, Says NAFDAC

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Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), Prof. Moji Adeyeye, has reaffirmed that the ban on the sale and consumption of sachet alcoholic beverages in the country is still in force.

Adeyeye announced this on Wednesday during a press briefing in Lagos.

She said: “The ban on sachet alcohol is a ministerial directive and the ban still remains until the ministers respond. The meeting last week Thursday is a continuation of the discussion.

“The outcome of the meeting is that the ministers should write a memo to the Speaker (of Reps) and the House (of Reps), and the Representative of the Speaker, Prof Jake Dan-Azumi then said we should continue the discussion after the recess of the House members in July. So, the discussion continues.”

The Deputy Spokesman for the House of Representatives, Philip Agbese, disclosed last Friday that the House and NAFDAC resolved to lift the ban on the sale and consumption of sachet alcoholic beverages.

Agbese said the resolution to temporarily lift the ban was reached after a meeting between the House Committee and NAFDAC officials.

He said the lifting of the ban would end when the economy fully recovers from its current strain.

On February 1, 2024, NAFDAC commenced the enforcement of the ban on the importation, manufacture, distribution, sale and use of alcoholic beverages in sachets, PET, and glass bottles of 200ml and below.

The NAFDAC DG said the decision was based on the recommendation of a high-powered committee of the Federal Ministry of Health, NAFDAC, Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, and the industry represented by the Association of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employers, Distillers and Blenders Association of Nigeria, in December 2018.

However, the move to enforce the ban has generated repeated protests by distillers and labour unions, who said the ban would cost 500,000 workers their jobs, and ruin N800bn investments.

Meanwhile, medical experts warned that lifting the ban on alcoholic beverages will lead to acute health complications, increased road traffic accidents, increased risk of abuse of alcohol, liver problems, heart-related problems, and cancers, among others.

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Court Denies Suspended DCP Abba Kyari Bail

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Justice Emeka Nwite of the Abuja Federal High Court has denied suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, bail.

In his ruling, the judge held that Kyari’s bail is at the discretion of the court in line with section 161 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act.

The judge ruled that Kyari had not shown any evidence to warrant the court granting him bail.

On May 22, the judge had granted the former boss of the Intelligence Response Team, IRT, temporary two-week bail to bury his mother.

However, the two weeks were extended by a week upon an application filed by Mr. Kyari for an extension of the bail.

On June 1, Kyari perfected the bail conditions and was released the same day.

At today’s proceedings, Justice Emeka Nwite refused to extend his earlier order but granted accelerated hearing in the case.

Kyari was detained following his arrest on February 14, 2022, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for alleged involvement with an international drug cartel.

He, along with four members of the Police Intelligence Response Team—Sunday Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba, and John Nuhu—was arraigned on March 7, 2022.

Two suspected drug traffickers, Chibunna Umeibe and Emeka Ezenwanne, who were arrested at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, were also charged.

While Kyari and the IRT members pleaded not guilty, Umeibe and Ezenwanne pleaded guilty and were convicted.

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Fubara Nominates, Swears-in 23 Caretaker Committee Chairmen

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Rivers State Governor, Siminalayi Fubara, is swearing in new caretaker chairmen for the 23 local government areas of the state.

The swearing-in took place at the Government House in Port Harcourt, amid tight security.

The first batch of 11 CTC chairmen took their oath of office first.

It comes a day after he forwarded the list to the state House of Assembly led by factional Speaker, Victor Jumbo.

Channels Television reported that the lawmakers had invited the nominees for screening as early as 8 am on Wednesday.

See the names of the caretaker chairmen nominated by Fubara below:

Abua/Odua LGA – Madigai Dickson

Ahoada East LGA – Happy Benneth

Ahoada West LGA – Mr. Daddy John Green

Akuku Toru LGa – Otonye Briggs

Andoni LGA – Reginald Ekaan

Asari Toru LGA – Orolosoma Amachree

Bonny LGA – Alabota Anengi Barasua

Degema LGA – Anthony Soberekon

Eleme LGA – Brain Gokpa

Emouha LGA – David Omereji

Etche LGA – John Otamiri

Gokana LGA – Kenneth Kpeden

Ikwerre LGA – Darlington Orji

Khana LGA – Marvin Yobana

Obia/Akpor LGA – Chijioke Ihunwo

Ogu/Bolo LGA – Evans Bipi

Okrika LGA – Princess Ogan

Omuma LGA – Promise Reginald

Opobo/Nkoro LGA – Enyiada Cookey-Gam

Oyigbo LGA – – Gogo Philip

Port Harcourt LGA – Ichemati Ezebunwo

Tai LGA – Matthew Dike

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