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Coping Mechanisms

Coping Mechanisms

Coping mechanisms are the strategies people often use in the face of stress and/or trauma to help manage painful or difficult emotions. Coping mechanisms can help people adjust to stressful events while helping them maintain their emotional well-being.

WHAT ARE COPING MECHANISMS?

Significant life events, whether positive or negative, can cause psychological stress. Difficult events, such as divorce, miscarriage, the death of a loved one, or the loss of a job, can cause most people to feel grief or distress. But even events that are considered positive by many—getting marriedhaving a child, and buying a home—can lead to a significant amounts of stress. To adjust to this stress, people may utilize some combination of behavior, thought, and emotion, depending on the situation.

People may use coping mechanisms for stress management or to cope with anger, loneliness, anxiety, or depression.

HOW ARE COPING MECHANISMS AND DEFENSE MECHANISMS DIFFERENT?

Some may confuse defense mechanisms with coping mechanisms. Although these two concepts share some similarities, they are, in fact, different.

  • Defense mechanisms mostly occur at an unconscious level, and people are generally unaware they are using them. One’s use of coping mechanisms, on the other hand, is typically conscious and purposeful.
  • Coping mechanisms are used to manage an external situation that is creating problems for an individual. Defense mechanisms can change a person’s internal psychological state.

 

COPING STYLES AND MECHANISMS

Coping styles can be problem-focused—also called instrumental—or emotion-focused. Problem-focused coping strategies are typically associated with methods of dealing with the problem in order to reduce stress, while emotion-focused mechanisms can help people handle any feelings of distress that result from the problem.

Further, coping mechanisms can be broadly categorized as active or avoidant. Active coping mechanisms usually involve an awareness of the stressor and conscious attempts to reduce stress. Avoidant coping mechanisms, on the other hand, are characterized by ignoring or otherwise avoiding the problem.

Some coping methods, though they work for a time, are not effective for a long-term period. These ineffective coping mechanisms, which can often be counterproductive or have unintended negative consequences, are known as “maladaptive coping.” Adaptive coping mechanisms are those generally considered to be healthy and effective ways of managing stressful situations.

TYPES OF COPING MECHANISMS

Among the more commonly used adaptive coping mechanisms are:

  • Support: Talking about a stressful event with a supportive person can be an effective way to manage stress. Seeking external support instead of self-isolating and internalizing the effects of stress can greatly reduce the negative effects of a difficult situation.
  • Relaxation: Any number of relaxing activities can help people cope with stress. Relaxing activities may include practicing meditation, progressive muscle relaxation or other calming techniques, sitting in nature, or listening to soft music.
  • Problem-solving: This coping mechanism involves identifying a problem that is causing stress and then developing and putting into action some potential solutions for effectively managing it.
  • Humor: Making light of a stressful situation may help people maintain perspective and prevent the situation from becoming overwhelming.
  • Physical activity: Exercise can serve as a natural and healthy form of stress relief. Running, yoga, swimming, walking, dance, team sports, and many other types of physical activity can help people cope with stress and the aftereffects of traumatic events.

A short list of common maladaptive coping mechanisms includes:

  • Escape: To cope with anxiety or stress, some people may withdraw from friends and become socially isolated. They may absorb themselves in a solitary activity such as watching television, reading, or spending time online.
  • Unhealthy self-soothing: Some self-soothing behaviors are healthy in moderation but may turn into an unhealthy addiction if it becomes a habit to use them to self-soothe. Some examples of unhealthy self-soothing could include overeating, binge drinking, or excessive use of internet or video games.
  • Numbing: Some self-soothing behaviors may become numbing behaviors. When a person engages in numbing behavior, they are often aware of what they are doing and may seek out an activity that will help them drown out or override their distress. People may seek to numb their stress by eating junk food, excessive alcohol use, or using drugs.
  • Compulsions and risk-taking: Stress can cause some people to seek an adrenaline rush through compulsive or risk-taking behaviors such as gambling, unsafe sex, experimenting with drugs, theft, or reckless driving.
  • Self-harm: People may engage in self-harming behaviors to cope with extreme stress or trauma.

COPING MECHANISMS AND MENTAL HEALTH

The use of effective coping skills can often help improve mental and emotional well-being. People who are able to adjust to stressful or traumatic situations (and the lasting impact these incidents may have) through productive coping mechanisms may be less likely to experience anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns as a result of painful or challenging events.

People who find themselves defaulting to maladaptive coping mechanisms and/or experience difficulty utilizing effective coping strategies may eventually see a negative impact on mental and emotional well-being. Those who have a difficult time knowing how to cope with anxiety, stress, or anger may fall into the habit of relying on a maladaptive coping mechanism. Consuming alcohol can often help people feel less stressed in the immediate moment, for example, but if a person comes to rely on alcohol, or any other substance, in the face of challenging situations, they may eventually become dependent on the substance over time.

If you experience stress and don’t know how to cope, a therapist or other mental health professional can often help you develop and improve your coping skills. Therapists can provide support and information about coping skills, and therapy sessions can be a safe, nonjudgmental environment for people to explore the coping methods they rely on and determine how they help or hinder stress management.

Reference

Good Therapy (2018) Coping Mechanism. Retrieved from: https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/psychpedia/coping-mechanisms

The connection between health and wealth

The connection between health and wealth

The connection between Health and Wealth.

Health they say is wealth. Nothing can be more factual. Imagine suffering from an headache, stomach disorder, menstrual cramp or depressive moods and in fact these are not serious conditions, yet they are capable of making us be less productive.

Therefore we must achieve an optimal state of wellbeing to function effectively. We must invest in our health, take preventive measures, go for occasional if not regular check ups and of course promptly visit hospital or simply seek health intervention when we observe any form of health challenge.

Don’t wait till the symptoms escalate before you seek intervention. This will not only make you experience rapid recovery, it will as well save you cash. The more serious the illness has become, the more you will spend on the treatment. There are different forms of health challenges; psychological and medical; while the former sometimes is the precursor of the latter, many people take their psychological well-being for granted.

They keep nagging about life and their wellbeing because they lack an insight into the exact problem, sometimes they do, yet they refuse to take proactive measure, which is to visit a counsellor or psychologist. People need to change this orientation to enjoy a quality life and to reach their full potential.

Once there is imbalance within, it surfaces as painful symptoms. To live a happy and healthy life, we must regulate our inner functioning, both our physiological and psychological homeostatic level must be balanced, once that happens we experience sound well-being. The most effective way to regulate our psychological functioning is by maintaining an optimal consciousness, by intentionally and always focusing our thoughts on the present moments, by getting rid of all thoughts that negate the present moments, by carefully watching/observing our thoughts, monitoring our feelings and regulating our actions to match with the current flow of thoughts and feelings.

Once we gain solid control of ourselves this way, we make productive decisions, engage in fruitful actions and live a purposeful life. We no longer live in the past, nurture destructive emotions (resentment, jealousy, anger, regrets etc) nor exhibit dire actions. Our health promptly ameliorates and our abundant wealth becomes a reality.

When our minds and souls are fed with the right thoughts and information, our and pockets/bank accounts proportionally grow abundantly. Our souls, minds and pockets are outstandingly enriched simultaneously

Kehinde Oyeleye is an Hero of our Generation

Kehinde Oyeleye is an Hero of our Generation

Full Name: Oyeleye Kehinde Emmanuel:

Phone Number: 08147258808

Age: 24

Email: ke.oyeleye@gmail.com

Organization: Acalypha Initiative and The Empowered Advocate

Job Title: Executive Director

Oyeleye Kehinde Emmanuel is an inspiring Nigerian; a notable leader and hero. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in Local government Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University. He is presently pursing his Masters Degree in Public Administration.

Kehinde is a Coach and Project consultant, Mental Health Advocate, Public Administrator, Passionate Teacher and a Trained Child Safety Advocate at SOAR Initiative. He hails from Ikun Akoko, Ondo state but was born and bred in Oyo state Nigeria.

Kehinde has over 5years volunteering experience in nonprofit sector. Currently, He is the founder and director of “Acalypha Initiative ” and prime mover of “The Empowered Advocate” where he leads a team of volunteers with the mandate to Restoring Hope through advocacy, Educational sponsorship and Charity project.
In Just one year of launching, Kehinde and his team have impacted over 7000 people.

Kehinde is a member of Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) and ONE, Campaigner at Amnesty International, He is a Global Goodwill Ambassador at GGA, Global Ambassador at My body is my body

Having suffered as a victim of sexual abuse as a child and determined to put an end to the menace in the society. He strongly believes that education is that weapon by which the world can be changed.

Achievements; Kehinde has impacted over 10,000 children, parent and caregivers through his community engagements and public speakings

In 2018, Kehinde organised and led team in Benue state, Nigeria where he visited Six different school teaching body safety education about 2000 children were impacted.

He also led a team to organize a conference on child safety and protection in Gboko, Benue state. With over 100 people in attendance

Kehinde  led an online campaign to create awareness on sexual abuse having partnered with thirteen NGOs.

He collaborated with Empire Foundation and Fun Living Foundation to organize a menstrual hygiene campaign and oral health campaign respectively in Benue state, where about 2,000 students were Impacted. And 300 beneficiaries of our pads, Dental clinic and oralB toothpaste and toothbrush

He partnered with Step_Up foundation and Bays planet foundation to organize an Online and offline volunteers summit and a Clean Up exercise to help people understand the dynamics of volunteering. Over 200 people were impacted.

He led his team to organize #KitUpAchild project in Benue state, where 25 new Uniforms were given, educational materials to over 200 pupils.

In 2019, Kehinde has organised a school tour on Child sexual abuse and child protection at Osogbo, Osun state. About 500 children and teachers were impacted.

He has facilitated trainings (Both Offline and Online) for volunteers and care givers this year, about 3000 people were equipped and impacted

He led his team for a menstrual hygiene campaign in Five different states in Nigeria where about 5,000 pupils and staff were impacted and 580 pads distributed

He partnered with suicide and depression awareness foundation (SADAF) and LeadOn Empowerment foundation to host a walk against suicide/ depression and walk for good health respectively

Through The Empowered Advocate platform he has trained and raised ten child safety advocate and still counting

Kehinde is a serial volunteer, He is currently Volunteering for Scream Initiative, Voice Out Movement, Dellas Diary, SADAF among others.

Kehinde has demonstrated effective leadership qualities. He is a great leader full of inspiration and deserves to be celebrated as an Hero of our Generation. 

Connect with him on:
https://www.facebook.com/Oyeleye kehindeemmanuel

linkedin.com/in/kehinde-oyeleye

https://www.instagram.com/acalyphainitiative/

https://mobile.twitter.com/Acalypha_Ini

Do you know of a young leader that is committed to sustainable community development. Please send their information with evidences to admin@proinsafe.com. 

INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PROINSAFE

INTERVIEW WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF PROINSAFE

Interviewer: Hello miss, please can we meet you?

Rukayya: Yes. I am Rukayyah Abdulrahman, the executive director of ProInSafe, an SDG advocator, mental health advocator and trainee. Most importantly, I am a reflection of God’s divine light.

Interviewer:  Wow! So please tell us, what is going on here today?

Rukayya: We are official launching ProInSafe. This event is all about publicizing ProInSafe in Kwara State. We  are creating awareness about this great innovative organization for entrepreneurs and many others to benefit therefrom.

Interviewer: Can you tell us a little about ProInSafe?

Rukayyah: ProInSafe is fully known as Promoting Internet Safety. ProInSafe is a Nigerian innovative organization that exists to promote cyber security, credible businesses and empower the youths in order to encourage innovations and foster an all-inclusive development. ProInSafe validates businesses, generate codes for businesses that are found credible to easily convince their online potential consumers of their credibility. ProInSafe is dedicated to ensure that credible businesses thrive, youths are supported to be self reliant and self actualized and to ensure that risks of cyber crime are mitigated. Through our educative and inspiring blogs, we also enlighten youths. We have seasoned staff who facilitate our operations. We also have an official website where our major services are rendered. In addition to this, ProInSafe also renders business development consultancy services, advertisement and also provide mentorship to youths and start-ups. ProInSafe is a concrete solution developed to promote internet safety and credible businesses.

Interviewer: How does your empowerment work?

Rukayya: To facilitate our operations which includes mitigating risks of cyber crimes. We incorporated ProInSafe Empowerment Projects where we provide necessary resources and support to youths and start ups. Currently we are working on a project called PLACY Club where we gather secondary school students to imbibe in them effective leadership qualities, train them to discover and develop their potentials and talent to be more productive and become great leaders. This also involves exploiting their potentials, engaging them in various services to facilitate sustainable community and national development.

Interviewer: Thank you. Please can you share with us your favorite motivational words?

Rukayya: (Smiles) Well, I have many, I will share the ones that come to mind at the moment. The most beautiful thing in life is to be the reason for others’ happiness and smiles. Being selfless is the fastest road to greatness.  Be the change you like to observe in the world, life is a reflection of who you are. Keep learning to keep soaring. You will face obstacles but they are voices of the divine telling you to keep moving ‘cos you’re almost there at the beautiful destination destined for the fearless and courageous ones like you. We all have a purpose to fulfill until we discover and fulfill it, before we experience absolute bliss and peace we wholeheartedly crave. I try to live these words, walk my talks and nothing pacifies me more. More so preaching what I practise is easier than practising what I preach, therefore it is amazing that my actions match with my words and that inspires constructive changes in other people as well. Oops! Sorry, I had to say this much (smiles)

 

 

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

INSPIRING SELF-DEVELOPMENT COACHING BY DR ABDULRAZAQ ONIYE (FROM UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN) AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

Permit me to stand on the well established protocol, I greet ProInSafe team, the distinguished guests and all the people that are seated here today. Good evening to everyone.  I am invited to discuss self-development. Self development basically helps us to become more aware of our talents, potentials and help to bring to the fore issue of human capital development. This awareness facilitates employability and ensures that we are able to contribute to personal and national development.

Self-development involves steps taken to discover/identify your talents, strengths and other attributes that will help you to fulfil your purpose in this life because obviously we all are existing to fulfil certain purpose. Many people are unable to progress in life because of their inability to identify their talents, some people are gifted in writing, some have oratory power, when they talk you are mesmerized and amazed.

You must identify various areas you are talented, is it writing, statistics, entrepreneurship, sport, speaking etc. Self development implies you know your talents.  Closely related to that is the issue of potential, we all do not have the same potentials. That’s why some people thrive in a particular field of endeavors and others do not. That is why today some people going to school and always fail, because they do not necessarily have business in the academic field they are studying, everyone wants to attain first, second, third degrees because others are doing that when the person is meant to focus on entrepreneurship. As a result he will be wasting his resources; time, money and energy at school and they will be marking him there as a failure.

Some people have failed jamb consecutively that they can already predict jamb questions. These people can easily tell that these questions were asked three years ago and won’t be set until next year. The reason for this is because they have written jambs so many times but they keep failing, or maybe they did pass but didn’t just gain admission into the university, meanwhile they were so determined to go to university not so that they can gain advanced knowledge to be productive but because of societal expectations.

Whereas if such person had discovered his/her potential, he/she would not have so much stressful experience. Some students spend more fruitless years than expected in school or in a particular learning institute because they are yet to discover their talents. They are then perceived as failures by people around them. Some people are destined to be in school, attain all forms of degrees yet they hardly have something valuable to show for it simply because they are not self-developed. Some people only stick to the information taught in school, this way, they do not meet up with standards. We must have those attributes that reflect self development to benefit more from all forms of education we acquire. Some people are punctual and faithful to their studies but still do not perform optimally as a result of lack of self-development.

Self development implies that you just a take a step, lay a significant foundation (discover your potentials) for further development, continue to improve yourself and  progress to be the best you can be. Not all of us must attain second degrees, we may all have first degrees because obviously education is required to fully operate in the society, but not all of us will get second degrees. And if we all obtain second degree, all of us won’t obtain doctorate degree. The most important thing is to discover the innate potentials, that’s very crucial to the issue of self-development. I commend the organizers of this program for coming up with such crucial topic; self-development. Nigeria has many problems because many people within the country are not self-developed.

The second thing to discuss is “what potentials have you?” You need to think about how you will develop your potentials to be able to establish an organization of your own so that you can employ others. Don’t think just about being employed. Imagine everyone thinks of being employed, that means we will have no employers, no organization, no investment, how do we then work to survive? Therefore to sustain the economy of the country, more people must think about creating employment and not just about being employed.

In those days, we had just University or Ilorin in Kwara state, now there are more than four universities within Kwara state. More potential employees are being created, this is a reason each person must be well developed to be self-reliant, self employed and also provide opportunities for others to be employed. In addition, technological advancement today is getting people out of jobs, it is contributing to reduction in the need for human labor, that is, job vacancies are very few.

In those days it would take about few days before getting pictures from photographers, they will give you the negative copies and ask you to later come back for the hard copy. But now all those things have gone into extinction, photographers nowadays have very few or no room for employment. In those days, post office was very relevant because people would post letters to communicate with their loved ones that are distant. The post office hardly matters anymore upon the arrival of handsets, laptops etc. which means many people working there must have lost their jobs. In fact, motor parks do not get enough passengers anymore relative to those days because people can easily communicate (have meetings etc) through mobile phones, and other communication gadgets instead of travelling to places.

Instead of taking taxi to your aunt’s place, you can easily make a phone call of just 5 naira to confirm if she’s around, if she says no, you will save up the money (about 50 or 100 naira) and time to go to her house and still be disappointed by her absence. All these innovations are evidence of some people’s self development. We can see the latter is very vital to the community, societal and national development.

We have discussed talents, potentials, acquisition and diversification. Acquisition is going to school to learn how to read, write, learn numeracy, and acquire other basic knowledge required to fit into the society. The beginning of self development is learning how to diversify. Diversification involves acquiring and developing your skills and potentials. Which implies that today you cannot rejoice over having just a skill, things are changing, the world is evolving. If you only have certificate without acquiring another relevant skill, if the field you have its certificate becomes redundant, then count yourself jobless. If you have no skill you can sell, what can employers buy from you. So you need to diversify.

Dr Oniye presents self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Dr AbdulRazaq Oniye self-development coaching at ProInSafe Launching

Now I will be rounding up by mentioning some tips for your self-development. To be self-developed we need to do a number of things some of which include:

  1. You must ensure that you are focused on self-improvement. Improve yourself, read outside classroom. Don’t limit your knowledge to what you are taught by your teachers/lecturers.
  2. Individual Growth: If you have first degree, be focused on acquiring a skill relevant to developing your potentials. Note that, you need to consider your potentials before acquiring a skill. If you don’t have the potential, you will be tagged a failure during the course of the training and after the training.
  3. Team work: I like the drama presented by the youngsters (PLACY Club members), the young girl who was the business woman was selling on her own but was making very low sales, by the time she exchanged ideas with the other young boy (who was the distributor), she learned some tactics which helped to grow her business. If you are doing it all alone without a team work and input of other people, you will experience low or no progress. You must learn to do team work.
  4. You must be productive. This is internet era, when you go online be focused on your needs and how you can use the internet to gratify your needs. If you are going online to search for a topic, do just that to the exclusion of everything else. Don’t be distracted by Facebook. If you did not go online to browse Instagram, don’t let Instagram distract you. If you are not online to tweet, don’t let twitter distract you. If you are not focused, you can be online for 8 hours, wasting your MB, your time and energy without achieving a significant goal. You will start checking your social media messages, surfing the net etc and you will still appear busy, busy doing nothing. Be focused, be determined, be mindful and be proactive
  5. Giving Back: A self-developed person must learn to give back to the society. That is the time to reflect your self development, a self developed person is not just busy with him/herself alone. Your self development should inspire you to engage in one or two projects that can benefit the life of others. Like this ProInSafe seminar, everyone here today paid no entrance fee before they can get free access to valuable lectures and information necessary to develop them psychologically and to develop their skills. Certainly acquiring and applying these skills will help them to be more productive. Therefore ProInSafe team has benefited the lives of people here today. That is the way to go as self developed individuals.
  6. Develop your communication skills: To go far in life you must work on your communication skills. Some people are enriched with sound knowledge and talents but they lack expression. They lack quality and meaningful expression. Some people are not welcomed at official meetings because of their lack of presentation despite their rich knowledge and experience. Their knowledge is wasteful and not yet adequate because they have not acquired the knowledge and skills of effective communication. Don’t beat about the bush, be detailed but precise. Improve on your communication skills.
  7. You need to work on your relationship: Some of us have good networks but we don’t exploit them fruitfully. Some people went to school, they made friends but don’t know the value of friendship. Some of your classmates are daughters and sons to valuable people yet you cannot tap into these resources. You have hundreds of friends on social media who are adding no value to you. Ask yourself, how many of your acquaintances can be helpful/useful in reaching your own destination. Work on your network, constructive ones. That’s what I mean by building your relationships.
  8. Be a leader of yourself: You need to be a good follower to be a good leader. Learn to control yourself and be disciplined that when you set out your goals you commit yourself to the achievement of those goals. Learn to obey and believe in yourself.
  9. Be Creative : You need to be creative in the course of developing yourself. While developing yourself, your creativity is improved. Innovation is important in this era. Some people are not better than you but they are well packaged. Some people sell locust beans, package it well and transport to other states. If you sell good products but your business lacks quality packaging, very few people or no one will patronize you. Some people package grounded pepper, garri etc and make greater sales compare to their competitors who do not package as such. Packaging is very key to someone who is intentional about self-development.
  10. Learn to cope with failure: Always understand that Rome was not built in a day. Look at this bulb (electricity) we all are benefiting from today was developed by a man, who failed about  a thousand times. It was after he tried a thousandth time that he was able to develop an inferior kind of bulb. The pioneering bulb has gone through so many alterations before we have nice modern bulb of today. Today we are using phones which are forms of computers, the very first set of computers are gigantic and are very limited and restricted, now we have very nice laptops, desktops etc. The first set of phones were also very huge (especially 3310 models of phones) that they tagged them “owo n ro mi” (Yoruba words for my hands ache) implying how big the phones were at the time. If you want to live and not make mistakes, it means you are not trying to be self-developed, nor are you making an impact, you are not even working nor taking any significant step at all.

Thank you!

PLACY CLUB DRAMA PRESENTATION AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

PLACY CLUB DRAMA PRESENTATION AT PROINSAFE LAUNCHING EVENT

PLAY

Title: Standard Road to Success

A business woman was at her store and she looked all depressed. One of her distributors went to get more goods.

The distributor: Good day ma.

Business Woman: Welcome, how are you doing?

The distributor: (Looks excited) I am very fine, and you?

Business woman: (sighs) I am alive o.

The distributor: Madam, what is wrong with you?  You don’t look okay.

Business woman: I cannot be okay when I am barely making sales. Everything is dry. It amazes me that you come here so often to get goods. In fact, you are the only distributor who’s been patronizing me lately which explains that only you have been making a great deal of sales. (She moves closer to him and whispers)Tell me, what is the secret? What are you doing differently that some of us are not doing?

The distributor: (Smiles) It’s very simple ma. Didn’t you register your business at all?

Business woman: (Gave disappointment gestures) Mmm. I did, but obviously there is nothing to show for it. It was just normal required registration, I guess.

The distributor: You have not heard about ProInSafe?

Business woman: Pro…ProInSafe? Not really.

The distributor: (laughs)  Actually, I have been making abundant sales ever since I registered with ProInSafe. I must tell you that I am even here for more goods. ProInSafe has been so helpful in increasing my patronage because I engage in digital marketing, therefore, with ProInSafe it has been very easy to convince online consumers of my credibility. (Phone rings) Hello Iya konko, ohhhkay, I will be back in a jiffy. Please attend to all my customers, I must not lose any of them. I am at madam’s shop to get more stock.

Business Woman: (Adjusts her sitting posture and pays keen attention to him) Please tell me more. What is this ProInSafe all about?

The distributor: (smiles) ProInSafe is fully known as Promoting Internet Safety. That is basically what the organization is all about. ProInSafe exists to promote cyber security, provide job opportunities, promote credible businesses and empower the youths. ProInSafe is indeed tested and trusted! Go to www.proinsafe.com to register your business in order to boost your sales and also to support their vision to promote cyber security and foster socio-economic development of the country.

Business Woman: Ahh. This sounds so interesting but I am very broke at the moment. I don’t think I can afford this now. (she looks gloomy)

The distributor: You are telling me you cannot spare less than 4000 naira to grow your business?

Business woman: (Apparently shocked) Are you serious? I thought you would mention an amount that is between 20-50k or more.

The distributor: Not at all. In fact ProInSafe has made me realize that so many people actually require our products, but our low patronage is usually as a result of less advertisement and lack of trusts by consumers. ProInSafe has come to resolve such entrepreneurial issues by helping all entrepreneurs with online presence to make higher sales and maximize their profits. ProInSafe is virtually an an online business regulatory organization. They are here to encourage entrepreneurship and accelerate socio-economic development of the country. They also render affordable advertisement, business consultancy and other relevant cyber security services.

The business woman was indeed amazed by this great innovative opportunity. She asked for the organization’s contact details. The distributor gave it to her and she immediately took an excuse to contact ProInSafe Organization.

The next scene showed two friends, one of the friends who was a PLACY club member was on his way back from a sport competition. He met his friend who asked where he was coming from.

PLACY Club drama at ProInSafe Launching

Bayo and Agboola at PLACY Club Play

Bayo: Hey friend! How are you?

Agboola: I am good. What’s up? Where are you coming from with all these sport kits?

Bayo: I am just returning from a sport competition organized by PLACY club program.

Agoola: What is that? Could you please give more details?

Bayo: PLACY Club is fully known as ProInSafe Leadership And Community Youth Club. It is one of the projects of ProInSafe Empowerment Projects  created for secondary schools, the club is dedicated to discovering and developing youths’ potentials and exploiting the potentials to encourage innovations, create great leader and facilitate community development. We engage in various training sessions, programs and community development services to achieve our goals.

Agboola: That’s fantastic! No wonder you are now more mature and resourceful. Wait! I saw a billboard of a beautiful art work, with the words PLACY Club on it, along Ibrahim street over there (points to the right side of the road) , are you guys responsible for that?

Bayo: Yes. Some of the students made that under the supervision of an artist. We create many things and even help respective schools to meet their needs.

Agboola showed interest and Bayo asked him to come to their next conference to meet with the Club Team. They walked along the same path and continued to discuss PLACY Club.

 

THE END!

 

Starring

AbdulQuadir Labaika-The distributor

Maryam Labaika-The business woman

Aminullahi Aliyu-Bayo

Olamide-Agboola

Story by: Maryam AbdulRahman

Edited by: Rukayyah Rahman

Directed by: Ramlat Ahmed

Three most valuable ingredients for success.

Three most valuable ingredients for success.

 If you desire success, this is a must read!

Faith and Passion are prerequisites for success. These two initiate and fuel your courage, which consequently drive your actions.

How courageous  and fearless you are depend on how passionate and faithful you are. ~Rukayyah Rahman

Once you believe in what you see (faith), the divine energy (passion) needed to work for it is automatically activated. Subsequently you feel the strong readiness to act and do whatever it takes to achieve the dream/goal. Once you think it and strongly believe it, you have created it, it is already existing, all you need do is to work, take right actions to move it from the abstract form of existence and then manifest it so you start living the dreams and benefitting the world with it.

You don’t need to know all the directions at once, as you proceed, the path becomes clearer and gradually the awareness is continually unfolded, for you to know what to do next and of course to know what not to do.

All directions and actions needed to manifest  that beautiful dream/vision of yours are guided by your passion, courage and faith. If you truly desire success, these three ingredients must exist.

Thank you for reading but we will appreciate you more if you always apply the knowledge you gain from our blog. It will illuminate you beyond imagination.

Always stay conscious and happy!