The Year called 2015 - My life as the Boss of all

Happy new year to all of you. How was your break. How was 2015? And what would you do differently in 2016?

2015 was a great year. I achieved almost everything I set to achieve, except one thing. I set out to live a well-balanced life this year, because I suffered burnout in 2014, and I was able to do that.

I suffered a setback in the second quarter, but it didn't get me down. The devil tried, but I dusted it and moved on. Depression is a terrible and dark thing, and I am not going down that road.

I had serious peace of mind this year. It was as if the Holy Spirit came down on me, and gave me grace to deal with things I couldn't control. I stopped seeing some things as a disadvantage, but rather, as stepping stones to greater heights.

The first half of the year was majorly me getting some necessary credentials to further my business and career. I like reading, but I don't like school book, so this took a lot of psyching for me. I put my head down, spent time, spent money (loads and loads of it), and went back to school, lol. I read (oh gosh I read my head out), cos I hate failing (you all know that), and A- or B for me is a failure (a mindet I developed in 2007). So I read and read and got board-certified as Holistic Practitioner of Trichology and Advanced Cosmetic Scientist (Two different schools).

I got awards, accolades, recoginitions, plaques, etc. I became an industry-expert.

I gave myself to my teenage students wholly. If you ever invited me to do anything on a Saturday or Sunday, and I declined, well, they are the reason. At the end of the year, I won Coordinator (Teacher) of the year in my teen's church. I honestly think it was the grace of God, cos I don't consider myself that selfless.

I did less spoken word performances than I did in 2014, but oh boy, I made more money in 2015 because my fees increased, and I turned down some performances due to clash in schedule, unavailability due to travel, etc.

I became more diplomatic and more emotionally intelligent in 2015. Teaching the new era teenager and handling about 7 leadership roles would do that to you.

I was the most conscious of my diet and my work outs this year (my mum would ask what weight I am trying to lose). No I wasn't on a weight loss goal, but an active lifestyle is my fuel, and I need to keep my energy level high.

I read only 19 books this year, the lowest I've done in a long time. It's because I kept picking this books that were bigger than the bible to read, lol, such as Les Miserables, My life by Bill Clinton, etc. I'm sure I'd do better next year. P.S: If you see a book called It's Your Time by Joel Osteen, please don't bother reading it. It's just a waste of time, with no real foundation. I have nothing against Joel Osteen o, but men, do yourself a favour and read something else.

Someone called me from UK, and started telling me things like "Nigerian economy is bad, you guys are in trouble, everything is down for you." I smiled and said "Nigerian economy might be bad, but my economy is not bad." And no, this is not motivational speaking, it is pure business sense. I will clarify to you guys in December 2016.

I rocked 2015 like a Boss

But mehn, 2016 is going to blow my mind.

This is my mantra for 2016: A LOT CAN CHANGE IN ONE YEAR.

With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I'm going to be spending this year gunning down challenges like a gangstar (only a word artist can use Holy Spirit and gangstar boss in the same sentence, and get away with it). See my game face below, if you don't believe.


22 comments

  1. I rejoice with you on your achievements in 2015. And I join you to say AMIN OOO, for the ones you will achieve this year 2016. You are small by mighty..ahahhaha. I do like this your gangstar picture from your uni days.

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    1. Uni days ke? I took this 2 years ago. I was done with Uni almost 9 years ago.

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  2. Congrats on all you achieved and 2015 and may your 2016 be even greater!

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  3. Atilola you have to be my soul sister right now. I'm a witness of what the Holy Spirit can do with peace in a person's life. 2015 was amazing for me too.
    I think my recent blog posts can shed more light on that.
    Cheers to a more extraordinary year!!!!1

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    1. Aww, thanks for the kind words. Off to your blog.

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  4. Hehehe Congratulations!!! Cheers to an awesome 2016!!!

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  5. That last bit about the Nigerian economy though. Some of the richest people I know started making their money in times of general hardship. When others were complaining about the state of the economy, they were busy taking advantage of the gaps they noticed and today they're still smiling to the bank when people are once again complaining about the same economy. This year, I am getting a head start on the coming boom while everybody else whines about how hard things are because Atilola cannot be the only Spirit filled gangster boss in town.

    A Thin Line

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    1. Lol at your last statement. It put a smile on my face. Yes o.

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  6. the economy of the country doesn't determine our economy. Kingdom mindset.
    congratulations on all your achievements in 2015 and even greater shall 2016 be.

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  7. HAHAAHAHAHA ..... your positivity is contagious! I almost found myself doing the westside sign as i read along!

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    1. Lol. Dazz the idea o. Thanks jare,

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  8. Stumbled on your blog from @blogoratti, awesome awesome. You seem like such an interesting person. And really, 2015 was the start of so many changes in my life, so I legit believe you. I'm literally seeing all my enthusiasm for 2016 and mindset about not letting the environment influencing one, in your words, and it's uncanny:) can't wait to read more Posts!
    www.tegastoria.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thanks for this. Your comment is so encouraging.

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  9. We making money, we making money this year #injawonsvoice. Please come and be my mentor na. Me too want to be a holy ghost gangster...

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    1. Lol. Get a married mentor who has a kid, lol. That would give you more balance.

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  10. Loool love the energy. Happy new year Atilola

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  11. Congratulations on your achievements! Here's to a wonderful 2016

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