Ericson Chinonso Judith – Assessments

As a Man Thinketh.

Assessment by Ericson Chinonso Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

What the author was trying to convey in the book was to always have faith in oneself and believe we all can achieve our dreams and as individuals we have to be open minded be free, be more focus and determine to reaching our goals in life with perseverance, also he made it clear that the vision you glorify in your mind will help build your life, also thoughts are of great creative power which can be used negativity or positively, A man is the master of his soul and maker of his character, which is the total sum of his doings and every man is also entitled to keep in faith, constantly positive attitude, positive thoughts and whatsoever challenges we encounter you must succeed, because you being my knowing that I have started.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Your Mind and Body

If you would perfect your body, guard your mind, if you renew your body, beautify your mind, thoughts of malice, envy should not been satisfied nor rob the body of it’s health and grace, also peace of mind. Once we beautify our mind and eliminate every type of envy, we have peace of mind and that peace of mind is good for the body and soul.

ii. Calmness of mind

This is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It presence is an absolute indication ripened experience and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the law and operations of our thoughts as humans we are naturally open to conflict but with a clear conscience and Calmness of mind, there’s a resolution to dialogue for a peaceful environment for all

iii. An upright character

An upright character which continually reflects an example to the community, deep thinking which is a great secret that separate the winners from the whiners, just like in a family of six children the youngest daughter was so determine in knowing everything knowledgeable. She learned a lot of vocation skills which helped her to be financially okay to support herself all thru the days of her University degree, although a lot of people even her parents never believed in the ability of their child because she was so young start doing all these skills after some years of watching and trying to see a different light in their daughter finally they both supported her to the end.

iv. Thoughts and character

Our thoughts are actually who we are, if a man’s thoughts are evil, pain comes on the individual as the wheel in ox behind and if one endures, in purity of good thoughts, joy follows him and his own shadows will. What we think and our character are also part of our culture, how we have been groomed to becoming a better person .

v. A noble and God like character

This is not a thing of favor or chance, but it’s the natural result of continued efforts in the right thinking, with the right thinking and I learned to associate myself with the same like minds because I knew I had good thoughts, never thinking of hurting my fellow humans, valued people’s opinions, shared the good and tough times with them and also shared the little I was having, making sure I supported not matter how little it was because if Jesus Christ could feed five thousand people with two loaves of bread and five fishes I found more happiness in doing so and getting everyone gets a bite.

vi. Right Choices

By the right choices and application of thoughts the human ascends to the divine perfection, this is faith in God and oneself. Faith kept me up till now. I trusted God for all that was happening to me because I know I was created in his own image. I had to have the right thinking and the right thoughts drastically my health began to take new changes my lineament began to heal, likewise my twisted veins and cells started giving way to a new skin. God kept me because I completely put my faith in him and again we humans are the Masters of our thoughts, the molders of our character and the maker, sharper of our destiny.

vii. Doubt and fear

I had doubts and fear of the unknown, these two are the greatest enemies of knowledge and he who can encourage them who doesn’t slay them, that’s himself at every step. In 2013, my health became worst I couldn’t feel any sensation on my leg, doubt and fear crippled into me that the surgeries were not done well I poured hot oil on my legs still no feelings did a lot of wounds to myself to feel my legs still no sign then I made up my mind to travel to India for amputation of my legs, I have chosen the artificial limb which could allow me swim because I love swimming be a lot, two weeks to travel to India God showed me a revelation, he told me again you would walk on those legs I created and amputation was not for me. Immediately I woke up prayed for God to forgive me and I never made that journey anymore. Honestly doubt and fear are really enemies of knowledge, along this I decided to put my faith more in God, because he says the thoughts I have for my children are of good, sound mind to take us to an expected end and he always got us covered.

3. How will this ideas or lessons help you in a practical way, both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so how?

A man only begins to be a man when he cease to whine, revile and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. Also circumstances doesn’t make the man it reveals him to himself. When you honestly need to know about something so important 1,you seek the face of God because he’s the omnipotence, he created us and knew what will become of us, we all have challenges and either should our circumstances limit us to what God always had in store for us, with the right action in Knowing the truth we can live in a peaceful environment and justice can prevail. In a world of many things going on, a man’s mind may be likened to a garden which maybe intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild but whether cultivated or neglected it must and will bring forth if no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed, seeds will fall therein and continue to produce their kind. In life I choose to always tell the bitter truth no matter how bad a person’s life might get, always strive, make an effort knowing that your creator is watching your efforts, he sees you still have faith and respect his words. He will always show up for you.

4. Quotes Are there any statement which the author made particularly got your attention. If so please quote them and comment to why they are important to you.

“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless that weaker is willing to be helped and even then the weak man must become strong of himself, he must by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another, none but himself can alter his condition.”

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world, because humanity cannot forget it’s dreamers, it cannot let their ideas fade or die, it lives in them, it knows they as they realize which it shall one day see and know.”

“Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be, your ideal is the prophecy of what shall at last unveil.”

We live in a society where there are no jobs, standard of living is not stable and the government which governs the people are not ready to enhance stable supplies of food, job opportunity to help reduce the poverty in the society so I learned how to make liquid soap, starting tutoring, cash started flowing in. I was able to support myself. I just couldn’t wait for the government cater, not minding my disability I helped myself and others by tutoring them the way to surviving with or without the government.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

I understood the book clearly and honestly it was so interesting reading and easy to understand every word to the end. I agreed with all comments drafted in the book, because it exposed my mindset more. It gave me more reasons to believe in myself, have faith in God more that no matter what we are going thru individually there’s always a solution which is God.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful?

No, the book didn’t contain any exercises to complete.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that not covered in the previous questions, if so please comment .

No there was nothing else to comment, he said it all.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

 

 

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Assessment by Ericson Chinonso Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The main idea the author was conveying in the book was A, always being focus. Also, have faith in oneself and believe you can always achieve whatsoever one puts is mind to no matter how hard nor painful life challenges may throw at us, we ought to believe in God, hope in him, trust in his doings and continuously have faith in oneself with perseverance and determination we always get to our destination in life.

2,What are the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why?

i. Patience

Just as Jonathan Livingston seagulls was patience in always making effort to be great, not minding the pains he was going through, the refusal and other seagulls who believed he can never get to where he wants, it a proof of so many ordeals in life I encountered with my health. Doctors gave up on me, evenly they tried using me as a laboratory rat, I kept going in for different surgeries with the patience of finding new treatments in fixing my legs. Also I had patience in dealing with siblings in the cause of my years of health condition and also with you colleagues in the office. I valued and respected each other with the patience of knowing each one better and to see the good in them.

ii. Hope

The virtues of hope was something Jonathan believed in. Just like myself when I was a child my hope was becoming a blessing to my generation, the world but life challenges slowed me down. Still my hope never stopped increasing to fulfill my destiny.

I had an accident when I was 22 years old a final year student of University of Port Harcourt, a Mirco-Biology student with lots of dreams in surgeries saving soul, undergo three different surgeries my hope never died. I would have given up but I kept fighting because there’s a child out there who needs me. I started supporting six girl children, teenagers with my little volunteering job, because in a world where there’s hope and love we all live in one spirit. Honestly God was my only hope I had to keep fighting just like Jonathan kept fighting to improve, my legs are not okay yet but by God’s grace I would be fully better and continue to give hope to the hopeless.

iii. Knowledge

As Jonathan kept learning more in the ability of what he can become everyday in the history of the seagulls. I started to study more in medical science thru the internet because of my health. I found a lot of research on getting a new treatment on my legs and before the years of the accident I worked in a laboratory where they produce and sell drugs. I knew the dosage of each drugs, it limitations. In the process of recovery I started to take note of my medication given to me, gradually I noticed the price of about three injections I was taking was so expensive and I knew how much those injections cost due to my experience, knowledge at the pharmacy. I told my mom about it, even their prices and insisted she let the doctors give her a signature to allow her go buy the drugs herself because we can’t afford to pay anymore, he refused but later agreed we go purchase them.

On getting to the drugs store an injection I was charged 15 thousand Naria for one which I take three times in a day was actually three hundred and fifty Naria per one.she got all these drugs in bundle and due to because I had the knowledge and my mom believed in what I told about the price range my hospital billing was more lesser for my parents to afford. There’s power in knowledge.

iv. Understanding

Jonathan always knew what he wanted, the journey was not an easy one but still he chooses to understand every pain, opportunity, lessons he came across. I was affected on both legs, left hand, face twisted back and spine-cord. The traditional bone doctors were able to fix my twisted face front, left hand but couldn’t fix my legs due to chronic infection I nor my family knew. I started researching on the internet, reaching out to different doctors so I could understand my condition. I was paralyzed for 6 years couldn’t move, couple of two years later I was taken to hospital for treatment there the doctors diagnosed me with chronic osteoporosis and osteomyelitis and the only treatment was for they to flush the infection and I undergo surgery on amputation of my legs to survive me. I started talking to more doctors abroad if there could be another way out because I began to understand in Nigeria most doctors don’t treat with passion, patience to finding more research to a diseases along the line I started to get different opinions on a remedy to getting me fixed

v. Tolerance

As Jonathan had to tolerate his parents refusal of not going out at odd times but still in my life I had to tolerate different opinions from different doctors, my parents, friends and loved ones because I knew and believed they never saw what I was seeing. I had to tolerate everyone so as to get more information, knowledge of my health condition and practically it helped me and thank God I am still standing and fighting to be fully better.

vi. Affection

Along the cause of my recovery in the hospital, I grew more affectionate for humanity, saving lives was already part of my dreams, it grew up more intense, watching how individual struggle to stay alive, women fighting and striving in labor to bring forth a new creation, still on the wheel chair then physically talking to them, sharing in their depression regarding the ones who had miscarriage and single handedly giving out drugs due to insufficient nurses and with love encouraging them to take their drugs so as we all getting well and celebrate .

vii. Perseverance

I had to keep fighting when the doctors in Nigeria said the only solution was amputation, continued to do my own findings. I reached out to so many doctors in the world, had to call, Skype, then in China I spoke to Dr Ming he encouraged me to hang in, he started his research found some cures and with his findings I traveled to China for my needle therapy, green tea and other treatment I can’t remember and later I was able to walk not well yet but there was a change.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way,both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world. If so how?

These ideas had become part of me because it made up to be more conscious about everything in life, it helped me in my daily life and also eating right, be super careful of what I take into my body, having a background check on my health and in a lot of ways subconsciously extending my health. Lifestyle to family and friends making each and everyone understand we all have to be more concerned of our health

4. Quotes: Are there any statement which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they are important to you.

“Don’t be harsh on them, in casting you out, the other seagulls have only hurt themselves and one day they will know this and one day they will see what you see forgive them and help them to understand.”

“We choose our next world through what we learn in this one. Learn nothing and the next world is the same limitations and less weight to overcome.”

“We can lift ourselves out of ignorance, we can find ourselves as creatures of excellence and intelligence and skills, we can be free, we can learn to fly.”

In all these quotes which are part of my living, I hate to treat people in harsh way, because growing up I learned this saying from my parents treat people the way you want to be treated and also I read it in the holy Bible do unto others what you want others to do to you. It as simple as that, even when others don’t seems to value what you tell them or how you treat them equally just do your best and leave the rest. Later those words keep coming back to them and individually they begin to see the light in your words.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

I understood clearly all the words from the beginning to the end of the book, also adding more value to my life in a more different way, it was so interesting because every chapter had something to deposit in my life, such an interesting book and I loved Jonathan’s determination to know more about flying .

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful?

No the book didn’t contain any exercises for the reader to complete.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that not covered in the previous questions, if so please comment.

No, there was nothing else to comment because book covered every detail to the letter.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 9
B. How helpful were the contents? 9
C. How easy was it to understand? 9
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

Real Magic
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

What the author is trying is all about miracles, it’s not a book about other people’s miracles, but about oneself, the reader and how you can create miracles for yourself in your own life. This book was written with the expression purpose of showing one the ways to create what any individual may have previously thought to be impossible in their lives The author was also trying to convey Real Magic discovery into self improvement, our relationship and on spiritually.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Creating an inner path for real magic

I had to create an inner path for miracles and real magic in my life, because when I had the accident which affected my entire body, I chose to never give the devil a chance in my life to defeat me. I am physically challenged, I can’t walk long distance and once I put my legs down to walk around in the house, it was a painful experience and depressing one for that matter. I felt deep in my heart that God will never allow we his children he created in his own image to go through any life challenges without he showing up. Then I asked my parents to get me a wheelchair to enable me walk around the house without asking any one or help, though I felt I was a burden to them and I never wanted anyone having to pity me (this was the first real magic miracle I experience for myself) breaking lose of self pity from my family members not that they were complaining but I wanted to feel free like everyone home, to be able to able to walk around.

ii. Getting to purpose.

In the section of getting to purpose, I already knew what I wanted to achieve in life not minding my physical disability which I was experiencing because I have a father which is Good who will never let me down or fall again because he will always protect me in all.
I never thought myself as a mistake during all that suffering there can an enlightenment through suffering all the pain, trauma, hormonal imbalance and so on. I am was still standing and hopefully in all I go thru or whatever anyone goes through with confidence in your creator who created us in his own image, we will overcome and it will end in praise, during this period I became more passionate about saving humanity, the drive to fight for every girl child I came across making each and every soul that cross my path that every girl and woman are half of the society, you raise the other half and believe in God, yourself and work hard, the best is yet to come by God’s Grace.

iii. Your thoughts are something that you control and they originate within you.

This section is a reality to me. I grew up having good thoughts of how I wanted life to be for me, growing up in a family filled with love caring for one another before I encountered my accident which led to my physical disability. In the process my dream increased with lots of positive vibes of being a blessing to myself, family, children, less privileged and old people. I knew I can’t take care of everyone, but still I believed there’s a way I could go about it with the mercy of God almighty. I couldn’t even remember most of my past life, friends and loved ones but gradually my second chance in life gave me a million family, that I am trusting and hoping God who gave me this destiny will support me in achieving my dreams and his will to humanity.

iv. There are no limits

Yes there are no limits because I am a testimony of achieving whatever you desire in life. I had this accident which led to me becoming physically disable in January 15, 2008 when coming home from school. I was then a final year student of university of Port Harcourt. The school authority gave be me a minimum of two years to back and complete my education but health wise I wasn’t able so I for fitted that career. Not until four years later I took another exam into a different School. I passed, was given admission to study Russian language in the university of Lagos which I turned down because after the entry exam due to stress on my legs I was admitted in the hospital back again because I just concluded the second surgery on my legs and was discharged with clutches to enable me walk; that was how I walked to the exam Hall. Later in 2014 I enrolled into a more flexible school that would benefit me health wise. I started reading on my condition from all medical books, spoke with different doctors, reading my Bible daily and my higher spirit strengthen me in knowing I can do all through Christ who strengthens me with God I saw the possible remedy to walking back on my legs.

v. You can overcome your weakness by leaving them behind.

This process in my life of leaving old habits became a lifestyle to me. Always wanting to do what is right and leaving an impact in people I come across in life. I got myself into complete harmony which became necessary for me to create real magic by working hard to make my community see that with or without any challenges in life. Once we trust and obey God our creator, He will always show up for us. Now I see myself counseling and supporting individuals with my disability, which before I couldn’t do. I have a new spirit and vibes to making life a better place for everyone.

vi. Becoming a spiritual being.

We all are born into the world of nature. Our second birth is into the world of spirit. All I am experiencing in my health and life generally made me understand I am a special being created in God’s own image. I understood when I pray to God he listens because he never sleep nor slumber, he’s God and my heavenly father. Just like here in Africa we grow up and heard stories of what our forefathers had committed. A lot of evil things and the innocent generations which after them never knew about all this evil deeds are now suffering from the sins of their fathers. Generally speaking Africa is blessed but not in peace and love. I always ask God daily in prayers for a renewal of my spiritual being leading and love to serve people in my own little ways, because that’s what we were called to earth to fulfill a purpose of service to each other.

vii. Ask nothing of anyone and practice unconditional acceptance.

This sector is just a practical way of my life and that’s how I expect others to be but we all can never be the same. Our purpose, dreams and every other things in life are different from the other. I don’t earn much in life, but the little I make I always try to give out to the less privileged; old people’s homes and take care of myself medically. I do all this without asking for anything in return because we came to this world with nothing and so we will leave with nothing, I understood the simple meaning of life because when you willingly give to people, you gain more in different ways and you never lack.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way, both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so how?

These ideas or lessons are helping me already because it has become my lifestyle physical, mentally, spiritual to myself and it helps me function that the right way in life with others. These ideas also teaches me that, it’s in you, you have what it takes to achieve all your purpose and in helping people find their path in this physical world, just like the words of Lao-tzu in Tao-te Ching. When you find the way, others will find you, Passing by on the road they will be drawn to your door, the way that cannot be heard will echoed in your voice. The way that cannot be seen will be reflected in your eyes.
This words are a guiding light towards my life, because when you live a life of transparency, tranquility with peace and love. You reflect that to other people and in one unity the world becomes a better place for us all.

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made particularly got your attention? If so please quote them and comment as to why they are important to you.

“Using your thoughts to create your relationship.”

This was a question what do you think about those people with whom you are in a relationship, remember what you think about is what expands and your thoughts originate with you. Myself for example being in a relationship with my family members was a process which I am getting to understand because how I feel and think things through is totally different from how my siblings will feel or understand things. My mom always corrects me on this aspect. She says you are not different from your siblings but your thoughts are what makes you all different. Also with my relationship with people in my place of work. I believe we all should know what’s right and wrong. What my mama taught me to understand and with the help of this book I fully understood how to relate with people and better my relationship with my siblings and avoid being judgmental.

“Getting your relationship to purpose”

Generally speaking the quality of our lives is directly connected to the quality of our relationship to the people in our lives, truly our relationship reflect how we relate to ourselves. I am a peaceful, loving, fun person to be around with. I love to add value to every aspect in life. I love to see people grow because it gives me peace of mind and joy with this attitude I have a blissful relationship with my mind and body, always happy no matter how life challenges may take. I never allow any negative feelings in my life and am always positive so I reflect this out to everyone in whom I relate especially family members, my personal relationship on purpose in becoming a better woman, mother in my future family.

5. Is there anything in the body that you do not understand or are unclear about or are there ideas, which you disagree with and if so why?

All ingredients of a perfect life in this book are so clear to the understanding of a lame man and I did understand and agree with every word in this book.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so, did you complete all the exercises and did you find them helpful?

No there were no exercises in the book but I did find some important articles which I jotted down to practice for personal growth in empowering my cause in making and adding greatness to humanity.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous question? If so please comment.

No there was actually nothing to comment because Wayne W. Dyer covered it all .

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

 

 

The New Dynamics of Winning
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The main idea the author is trying to convey is to the reader on how to practice goals which leads to success. It helps me to focus on my mind for peak performances any day, anywhere and anytime even on how paying the price prepared me for more success.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed up by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. The drive to win.

Growing up my parents always made sure we make an effort to making sure we strive to win in any games which we were involved in high school. I was into basketball. I love the game so much. Whenever my team was playing, my parents weren’t available to watch me due to work and business outside the country, instead my aunt will show up in place of my parents. Even in homework my parents made me to understand you have to put in more efforts to making sure you win even when we are not around to be there with you. They were not looking or forcing me to score the first position in class which some parents do. But growing up everyday tradition got used to me in making sure I put in more efforts and the drive to win in all my studies and it is helping me a lot in many ways. Even when I fail at some things I was told you learn from your failure in a positive way with a positive mental attitude as a child then grew me up into a winner.

ii. The Olympian Within.

I never knew I had a strong spirit of perseverance in me, during high school days I was into school race(Running) when I started I was happy and excited, but due to my health condition my parents made sure to indicate on my doctor’s report that I was asked not to do anything hard and my guardian and school teachers treated me like an abnormal kid, totally different from other students. Within me I felt was all this necessary, any competition of racing in physical education then I was excluded and with this I kept calm and let it go. Not until senior secondary days the school principal and some other teachers were changed. I and some girls because it’s an only girls college. I started training back again into basketball, running and dancing. In this section of my senior high college I was a social perfect. I got so involved into all the games which I was deprived in my Junior high school days. My physical education teacher wasn’t changed/removed from the school so he asked I come see him in his office. When I did visit him, we discussed and to my surprise he was willing to train me into becoming a better player, training started. I couldn’t believe I could go through all the exercises because I was breaking down in between, admitted in hospital. I got wounds on my fingers, I was weak but still my coach kept telling me you have what it takes to achieve and lead the school because we had a competition with other school. After much more training, along the line I grew prepared, stronger, focused and tactical in my games, which led to my school winning the competition.

iii. Paying the price.

In life I was always ready to pay the price in adding value to myself and generally everyone around me. I am always open to learning new things everyday in life even whenever people make fun of me, I overlooked their attitudes and keep aiming higher because I am paying the price mental, academically, spiritually in becoming a more better person positively to adding values to myself, family, community and the world. I grew up knowing you go to school,study hard, have a good relationship with God, help people around you even when they are not related me so I made it a part of my life in making sure I postively impact everyone who crosses my path in this journey of life.

iv. Visualization of victory

This aspect of seeing and believing in yourself that you will make it in life no matter what goes on kept me moving and aiming higher everyday, someday I aspire to fully work with the United Nations, though am physically challenged now but there’s a solution to my condition. After the accident, three years later I enrolled into the university again. This time was to study Russian language at the University of Lagos. I did some research regarding Russian language and found it’s not part of I needed to enable me work with the UN. After the entrance exam which got me this admission I broke down seriously due to the stress I encountered during the written entry exams and was hospitalized back again for six months. After all of the treatments I was fine but the doctors indicated I never stress my legs again because I was diagnosed with chronic Osteomyelitis, an infection of the bone. I listened to the doctors and I started searching on schools online I could attend because of my health condition. My brain wasn’t affected and I couldn’t just keep listening to one doctor over and over again. So I found a school online, applied and was given admission again this time was the course I needed peace studies and conflict resolution. I joined some national organization which assisted in imparting my knowledge into me and I keep inspiring to make the world a better place for everyone with my disability about rounding up my studies. I am grateful to God for all of the strength to pull through in the midst of everything. To everyone out there always believe in God and yourself, you are greater than what you think, know and believe in your potential.

v. Letting your mind relax your body.

This was the only better solution to making life get better and stronger in my health, because I knew this was it. Eventually when I met and spoke to some many Orthopedic surgeon abroad. They investigated my case; their opinions and decisions came to mind. I was asked to relax; try to live life normally, focus on everything I desire to do and when we are financially ready for the surgeries I get across to them through Email or phone calls. Its not an easy process for me because whenever I encounter relapses and traumas, I break down totally and am a final year student writing my final degree exams this year and hopefully by God’s grace am undergoing treatment to get fully better. So setting your mind to relax your body was the best remedy for me.

vi. Commitment ignite action.

As we know that commitment is to pledge yourself to your purpose it also means practicing your beliefs consistently. Therefore two fundamental conditions for commitment is first, having a sound sets of beliefs. There’s an old saying that goes like this stand for something or you’ll fail for anything. The second is faithful adherence of those beliefs with your behavior, possibly the best description of commitment is persistence with a purpose.

vii. Self Confidence and Self Transformation.

After high school, I graduated at age 15,and my parents wanted me to get into the university so early but I wanted to learn a skill work and practically start a small scale business, which my parents agreed and I started my first business which was selling of units(recharge cards) for all telecommunication network. This business grew me up financially. I started to make more plans, my dream grew bigger and I began to save and I became conscious of everything I was doing. I grew more in confidence in myself because I was dealing with different people, who were quite older in age. I respected their opinions and decisions gradually in nine months of my business. I decided to learn tailoring. This skill transformed me into a more domesticated young lady. Learning this skill transformed me into a very patience young lady because I needed to learn more from other people, I will be sent on an errand, which on a normal day I only go on errand by my parents. It has made me into a more better young lady in treating people same way you want to be treated with respect and humility.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way, both in your daily life and in helping you to create a better world? If so how?

The most important ideas which are helping me in a practical way both in my daily personal life and in helping me create a better world are self trust, self worth, the five fundamentals of self esteem. One must learn how have self trust which is the ability to feel positive, responsible and in control of what takes place as you aim to test your limits.
One must believe in his/her ability, one’s worth of happiness and success in achieving their goals, regardless of how you may feel differently from whatever life challenges throws at you.

The five fundamentals of self esteem is another amazing ideas am really loving in this book, it emphasis that one should be aware that self esteem or the lack of it, is at the root of all behavior, both positively or negatively.

4. Quotes: Are there any statement which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

“Our decisions not the conditions, our lives determines our destiny.”

In my present situation I am determined in achieving my dreams though my health condition are scaring me everyday, if with finding out there’s a solution. I am into a network business practically sales whenever I go about to market my products, sometime I get annoyed with most people pitying me and saying why are you doing this. They say, “why don’t you sit at home instead of doing this?” Sure I am a human to get sad but I am still optimistic in achieving my careers, dreams no matter my health condition.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

Every words to the end of the book was clear and to the best of my knowledge the author is very open in all the lessons he needed I the reader to learn and as it goes enough is never enough.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all the exercises and did you find them helpful?.

I did almost all the exercises and it’s helping me because I have started practicing the act of setting goals and achieving them. I’m having to overcome obstacles and move to a better level everyday and gaining something.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions if so please comment?

Actually no comment, but this book is highly inspirational, It motivate and lead people in doing what’s right in becoming a better and happy soul.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

Giant Steps
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

What the author is trying to convey in the book is about helping us gain access to the best part of ourselves, so that we can consistently produce the results we desire, and giving each and everyone another chance for us to reach out to fellow human who are out there in achieving their dreams and fulfilling his or her part in this journey of life on earth. He’s also trying to convey more aspects of life to anyone who comes across this book the secrets of unleashing one’s true power and potential which is setting goals that are exciting enough which this goals truly inspires ones own creativity and helps ignite One’s passion.

2. What are the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life?

i. Goal-Setting

This is an aspect of everyone’s lives on how to become a better person to oneself both in personal well being, because enrichment lays down the foundation for every other achievements in one’s life. Growing up we as a family, one was trained in a way of knowing, planning and setting our goals for us, there was a time table on how everything from house chores to dish washing individually, cleaning oneself and going to school, when I got to high school which was a boarding school it still helped me in becoming a more active and better student and kept me focused on other things. Goal setting always gives me a brighter light towards achieving my dreams even if not all now, but I know and believe am going to achieve them all soon.

ii. Commitment

Staying true to oneself and focusing on achieving my goals, dreams is pretty part of my lifestyle. Being committed in every aspect of my life had and still keeps me on the right track in my life, be it in my career, in my health, in my relationship with God, in my with other siblings, family members and other individuals and in saving humanity which includes supporting every teenagers be it a girl or boy, old people who are in need of one assistance or whatsoever, being committed 100% has been part of me because no matter how tough or weary life can be I always love to see ,put a smile on someone’s face not minding what I am going through personally, because staying true and committed to your real self and focusing in achieving your dreams you automatically and unknowingly spread same love and kindness back to people and we all live a happy, healthy life.

iii. Mental Conditioning

As a kid to a teenager and to an adult I am now, always my parents taught and showed us to always have a good positive mental attitude in dealing with life challenges no matter what we encounter be it only makes one stronger and life is beautiful with ups and downs which makes or breaks us into becoming our own heroes. Having a good mental state or conditioning has helped me with becoming a very positive, heads up lady, with my health condition when my doctors in Nigeria diagnosed me with chronic bone infection. All said I can’t not be treated because no solution to my health condition because of the living God I serve which is Sweet Jesus, because of his love for me and my trust, faith in him and his words because I know he never lies and his words and promises never lie I was able to find other orthopedic surgeon and doctors in Nigeria and I undergo two different surgeries and preparing for the last one abroad which will enable me to walk better with no support so I can fully keep building my career, dreams and saving humanity, my postive mental conditioning has always and is still helping me because life is beautiful with it’s challenges and when life gives you lemon you make out lemonade.

iv. Persistence

This always overshadows even talents as the most valuable resources in shaping the quality of one’s life, after all no one ever achieved a goal by being interested in it’s achievements, one must be committed. Growing up I always believed in myself and in Good that no matter what I come across in life achieving my careers, dreams, health, relationship I must always persist in good and open minded because I don’t believe in one’s man words. I believe in God, science and researching everyday because with continuous persistent one can always attain and achieve whatsoever he/she plans on becoming in life, like myself for example I was totally crippled, laying on the floor for 8years, couldn’t see nor notice the smell or taste of things practically a healthy living girl back then, but to the glory of God now I can see, I can feel, smell and do everything I couldn’t before with my positive mental conditioning and persistent I am conquering and to anyone out there thinking because I can’t walk or anything trust in God, believe in you and continue to persist the sky is so big for all of us.

v. How to get what you really want

Be it pain, pleasure and mental state, every great and commanding moment in the annals of the world is the triumph of some enthusiasm because in life to get what I really wanted. I had to first discover what will actually prevent me from achieving it or taking actions guess as the saying goes which is true and right our parents are our caretakers on earth, we have to obey and respect what we told and taught as a child and as one begin to grow and mature I started to learn how to apply more wisdom into everything our parents taught us because someday I will be a mom and a parent. I’m not saying whatsoever our parents instructions we do or follow or avoid are always bad for example i made some mistakes as a kid, learned from my experiences and became more matured in understanding those things better which then my parents was insisting on for the betterment of every child and which was a better way which was go to school, get a degree, Get some skills and support yourself and not selling one’s body to achieve all that God has destined for us, life is as simple and peaceful as that. Staying true to oneself, being focused, hard-working and studying hard to becoming the change you need and the heroes to saving humanity.

vi. The power to create and the power to destroy (Beliefs)

It’s the mind that maketh good of all. That maketh wretch or happy, richer or poor.
Basically our beliefs of what we are capable of can create a positive or a negative influence in one’s lives. I grew up knowing and believing that I have the ability to create no only as a woman (procreation) but by always speaking positive words to myself and encouraging others in believing in themselves. Motivating others to be good examples to yourself and unknowingly as an individual you transcend that positive mental attributes to everyone you come across. And the power to destroy for me is by putting people down, making them feel less of a human or in a lame’s words taking advantage of them, I feel no matter how a situation maybe never run your fellow down in a negative way, for example we have some kids in the community whom steals due to lack of insufficient food supply home and no good parenting background I believe that when you nurture a child into this world there should be a plan for that child, practically these kids feels our parents don’t care about us and whatever we do to survive is not their own business. I tell couples be prepared to have a plan for your children and good parenting upbringing you bringing that child loves and cherish that child, along the journey of upbringing you get weary and feeble in taking care of that child you so much love. This is where the power of destroy starts no matter how little as a parent you earn once you can share that little among your children’s needs which are the basic health, education and follow up and in doing this making sure your kids gets to know and understand you are doing the right thing to give them a good life I promise these children will study hard; make their parents proud, take care of them and their personal selves, then we have a better world of the power to create and the will to transcend all our good positive mental conditioning to the next generation .

vii. Get the knack of change

Change is a very important and essential to me because without change I wouldn’t have gotten some experiences. Be more open to learning and achieving new things everyday. It was a must I learned to take personal responsibility for myself because no one can program me, I learned to study and condition myself to be a more better soul by positively reaching out to other people and saving humanity for a better world in my own little way and proving to the world that I know my health issues. I have people who believe in me and looks up to me with a lot of hope that if I can make it educational in purity, hard work and determination anyone can, because I know I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way, both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so, how?

These ideas or lessons are always going to helping me keep improving and inspiring me daily by my way of life, how I interact with people because you have to have a good character of yourself first and motivating others to always take the giant step forward to achieving the quality of their lives in a positive way whether in their careers, families, relationships health, finances, emotions and practically co existing with other individuals because unknowingly these small actions can inspire each and everyone for a better livelihood and a great world.

4. Quotes: Are there brief quotes from the book which really got your attention? If so, please list and comment on them.

“The human spirit is truly unconquerable, the will to win, the will to succeed, to shape one’s life; to take control can be harnessed only when you decide what you want and believe that no challenges, no problem, no obstacles can keep you from it.”

This quote is truly cherished by me because when I was in a very critical stage of my health condition I was willing to go through all it took for me to get a bit strong now be it intravenous injections which can be super painful, herbal therapy and hot massages by my Chinese doctor to enable my veins to get back on track and active. My cells were not responding due to no enough blood circulations. It was a painful, encouraging and striving period during those early stages but God kept me; gave me more strength in helping me in fulfilling my dreams, keep supporting others who share same health condition and lots of other people with disabilities and saving humanity. Truly obstacles are merely a call to strengthen your resolve to achieve your worthwhile goals.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and, if so, why?

Every word from the beginning of the end of the book was very clear and understanding to the best of my knowledge, the author was practically very expressive in all his lessons because he needs us to understand and practice by making them our lifestyle.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all the exercises and did you find them helpful?

Yes there were some exercises which I did and included those exercises to my lifestyle and it’s improving me to stay more true to my goals in setting my business.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.

In the process of trying to strive to conquer a quest which means your dreams or any form of challenges life throws at you, I know it’s not easy but when you give it all to God and have a strong positive mental conditioning it might take a while but it will come true. Always remember Destiny cannot be changed it can only be delayed in as much as one is living he/she is a hope to the hopeless and a Miracle in the making.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

Keys to Success
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The main idea that the author is trying to convey is basically on personal development towards building a great life with a positive mental attitude, reading this book I fully understood that life is bounded by principles and until we understand these principles nothing in life could be achieved; one has to have a definite purpose and understanding what we individually want to achieve in this life, because we are all given a purpose to fulfillment of our lives from God, it is the starting point of living and the foundation of every man goals and achievements which is what the author is conveying.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why?
List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you use personal examples from your own life.

i. Personal mental attitude and it application towards my life.

it has been the most important drive to me, it keeps teaching me to applying it in every aspect of my life, health, career, businesses, relationships ,my growth and marriage because without a positive mental attitude I wouldn’t function properly with the challenges of life I encountered, positive mental attitude really helped me more with my health.my business relationships, it supported me in becoming more patience in dealing with others, making some good or bad days experiences with others right.

ii. Understanding the Sense as a key to mental positioning.

In the progress of reading while studying this book I fully understood that whatever affects my mind also affects my mental health due to the accident which affected my entire body. I knew in my brain I have to survive, thrive because I had a lot in me to give back to my world, I was 22,younger in my final year of my first degree studying micro biology, full of life but couldn’t make it to my final exams because of the accident, I really had a positive mental attitude towards life generally ,I had to keep speaking positive affirmations to myself daily all connecting into overcoming I experienced during that stage, I thought and believed I should be back to school to write my final exams in 6months on a wheelchair due to a fracture of both legs, spinal cord, left arm and face twisted back yet it wasn’t seen that way with all funds my family invested so I let my first degree go, battling with my health, kept hoping for the best, though my brain wasn’t affected I started going things right for the improvement of my health which helped me mentally.

iii. Adversity becoming a success

Studying this book and more other books which helping me on my personal development and achievements I fully understand that failure is never a failure until one has agreed and accepted the fact that he or she failed whenever I remember being so unhappy about losing my first degree due to my health problems then, now I just smile and praise God for being with me throughout the journey of becoming the bright diamond he created me for. During the early years of my health challenges I was limited on how long I could walk, stand or even do things for myself, I was depressed; had open wounds which still sores and whenever I go out people close their noses that got to me even though I was mentally positive. I wasn’t getting the right treatments here in Nigeria not until I came in contact with few doctors in israel and USA whom started proper treatments, changed my drugs placed me on supplements to regenerate my cells, ligament, bones and more, then there began a great transformation in my health, though a bit sore I can freely move around, travel, have my seminars and public speaking on my legs for an hour or two, these are same legs which the doctors in Nigeria evaluated amputation, I went back to school again; met great people and completed my second degree in peace studies and conflict resolution. Adversities are great mile stones in achieving one’s success with a positive mental attitude because what God can’t do does not exist.

iv. Self-discipline and success

Being self discipline has helped me in areas of my monetary policy, it is one thing to know and another to put into practice as a woman it helped me not to buying everything I fancy but to invest in my self, becoming more successful inspite of my health challenges. Professionally I am a mediator in family based program, also a health, beauty entrepreneur with the grace of God and his strength I am well self disciplined towards the road of my success.

v. Building self confidence.

Building myself confidence was a great step in becoming a better me, am loving myself. Self care in my way of approach to dealing positively with me and treating others the way I need to be treated in every aspect of life. I got enough confidence that no matter how storms of life may get I will always overcome because our creator overcame and as long I trust in him, doing things right and not lean on my own understanding but of Jesus Christ, I got the confidence I so need in fulfilling life.

vi. Enthusiasm

This has been a tool of success in my growth especially in areas of entrepreneurship; it was more than just a push but an inward force within me to survive and achieving success in my life and businesses never giving up. As an entrepreneur for a reality one doesn’t make it immediately or cash flowing fast ,one has to be more open minded to acquiring more knowledge in trainings on how to expanding whatsoever skills one chooses, because becoming open minded, patience, reading books, getting a mentor or coach supports guides one in understanding that business, nobody knows it all we keep learning everyday on some more values towards the growth of business. Enthusiasm is indeed needed in every thing I do now and in the future.

vii. Time management

Reading and studying this book sounds like me because I have grown to manage my time effectively am a work from home. I manage my time that automatically my brain functions within how I put out my activities for each day, including delivery to customers have my devotional, exercise 30mins,chores, making dishes for my family, attending business meetings, self care and family time. Time management has been so good for me, if one can’t manage time it adds stress to the individual.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way, both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so how?

These ideas surely are helping me in knowing how to properly apply a more right positive mental attitude towards fulfilling my goals in life. My relationship with God, my health, career, businesses, finances, relationships to humanity and marriage in doing the right things no matter what, a good name is worth Gold or silver but laying a foundation of integrity for me and my generation.

4, Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

“The author Napoleon Hills made a lot of great quotes, this got to me deeply accurate thinking and common sense are in part the results of experience, actually one can’t achieve anything without properly thinking or even dealing with humans. “

Sometimes I believe humans are the toughest to deal with in this course of humanity, never the less I have become comfortable with my ways of approach with accurate thinking and common sense because I think before I talk, I listen more, I never judge others because you never know what is going on with the other individual

“Managing your time, which includes how one directs his or her life which requires acknowledging what you desire in achieving one’s purpose. Time is one of God’s greatest gift to us and so how we individually make use of our time is best up to us. There is a time for everything in life and it’s written in the bible ecclesiasts.”

Essentially time management quote is definitely adding more value to my life.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

I acknowledge and appreciate with all his principles on personal development, having a positive mental attitude and more in life.

6, Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful?

Actually no exercises only the commitment statements included in the last chapter of the book. It is helping me staying consistently determined to all principles by the author.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.

No

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10.ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 9
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

Creating your Path through Leadership
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The main idea was a guideline of himself from Michael Lightweaver being an example to others, if he could strive and thrive through life and achieved his dreams. We as students of IIGL can, no matter how long it gets. He set the road for us and gracefully believes in one’s potentials.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Finding purpose

Finding your purpose is an important reason to living life for me, without me finding, knowing and fulfilling my reasons to life, I would not have functioned well against each storm’s of life I have conquered, not by my power or strength but with God’ strength, his grace mercy and his will upon my life knowing am a chosen generation I found my purpose, gracefully nurturing my relationship with God, with a positive mental attitude building my career, marriage and relationships to the pleasing of God and humanity.

ii. Being Determined

I am mentally determined, determination on my career, what I desire in myself and husband guided me in choosing right. I was determined in prayers daily not to be a disappointment to my creator or myself, but a blessing to him and my world. Life is beautiful, sometimes it gets tough when you want to do right in achieving your dreams. I was 22years when I encountered an accident, a final year student then with my dreams and i got the accident which did not allow me complete my first degree, I was sober yet was determined to never give up on God and myself because I knew my creator and the world needs me to bettering humanity.

iii. Chaos of life

I realized life will always be life, full of stormy and rosie weather in it beautiful ways for the improvement of one betterment and in bettering humanity. Its experience has grown more focused to achieve things I could not believe I will, and in living my best life. Life happens but I choose how life treats me for good, I am and did achieving all chaos of life with PMA.

iv. Having the right attitude and belief.

I have learned that the universe operates in accordance with myself and other individuals in including our collective beliefs and attitudes. I realized that no matter how bad my health situation was, because it was! I had the right attitudes, belief and a creative mind with a positive mentality to believe consistently in God even though i was given medications from the hospital which were killing my cells so I don’t feel my legs and eventually come to terms with amputation which the doctors concluded due to no good facilities which are drugs, instruments and others which were lacking in Nigeria.with the right attitude and belief I had, i began searching online for doctors abroad and found a lot of them, encouraging me that my health we can fix you and I shouldn’t give up on amputation. Firstly I went to China for treatments, because the Chinese doctors acknowledged there is a solution to help me begin feeling my legs, my trip to China lasted 8 months. I came back to Nigeria supporting myself with clutches and started university afresh studying peace studies and conflict resolution with brought me to IIGL.

v. Perfect Timing

IIGL was my first online course I have had, I never believed I could get some much knowledge from all the books. These books are life saving, improve me and my environment and beginning IIGL exposed me to other online programs. Perfect timing for me was in 200 level of my study in peace study and conflict resolution, I attended a meeting which happens to be the first IIGLNG in Nigeria. I met youths whom desires and wants a better world like me, so I said to myself Judith this is kind of family.

vi. I Fully discovered my leadership Spirit

My journey with leadership began in secondary school. I took the lead in school formation, in junior secondary I was given the position of becoming part of the bell ringers and in senior secondary I was positioned a socially prefect. I took responsibility for identifying and organizing social activities for the students, as a social prefect. I was given the duty of maintaining an atmosphere of friendly cooperation, peace, discipline and unity in school. Whenever there is an event organized in school I was called upon joining. IIGL helped fostering my leadership potentials, now I speak on educational seminars, family based programs, business empowerment and more. Grateful to come have come in contact with IIGL.

vii. Effective Communication

In my point of views I have come to an understanding that effective communication is more than just exchanging information, it is about understanding the emotion and intentions behind the information. When communication is effective it leaves all parties involved satisfied and feeling accomplished by delivering messages clearly, there is no room for misunderstandings or alteration of messages which decreases the potential of conflict. Effective communication has better me in understanding myself and others. I encourage more effective communication in marriages so we can have a better community of great marriages that is pleasing to Gods’ examples to younger generations, although when communication are effective there is less divorce, single parents but a united family striving in God’s purpose, love and our purpose against all odds.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a particular way both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so, how?

These ideas or lessons I gained from reading this book is supporting me in my personal life to becoming a more better version of me, striving throughout life with a positive mental attitude. I got more clarity on focusing on my goals and trusting God more that he alone will guide me through to being a blessing to my world.

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got you attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

None.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so, why?

To the best of my knowledge I did understand and agree with the ideas.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so, did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful?

No, there were no exercises for the reader to complete.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on what was not covered in the previous question? If so, please comment.

No. to the best of my knowledge absorbing all the contents and practicing each on me for a more better me so I better my world. We learn everyday as we living on earth.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 8
B. How helpful were the contents? 9
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 9
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 9

 

 

Success through a Positive Mental Attitude
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The main ideas about the book that the author is conveying are basically on how to use one’s mind to achieving one’s purpose with a positive mental attitude.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideals followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Commuication Strategy Development

As humans we communicate for the purpose of understanding ourselves better; a man is mind and a body and he alone possess the tool of thoughts words and symbols, actually my subconscious mind instantly communicates to my conscious mind and I want to believe that is how it works for other people, through one word a sum total of combined meaning of different ideas, through positive words people would be motivated to do and become better. As an individual I have learned to communicate properly with my words and actions positively so as not to hurt people in every aspect of life, verbal and non-verbal. Because the power to attract and repel opportunities and personalities will favor one’s success principles in achieving one’s purpose in life.

ii. Develop Strategy for Problem Solving

I grew up understanding it is necessary to learn, develop and maintain logical reasoning and creativity skills. I began secondary school at the age of 9 years, a boarding school in another city outside where my parents base in Lagos Nigeria, which is in port Harcourt River State, I learned much from my mother as a little child especially in home cleaning and taking care of me. I learned how to think and act right to life in all situations, everyone has problems because everything in the universe is in constant process of change. I believe that when a man has a positive mental attitude, he faced every challenges or problem with his heads up and striving through those problems, tending to bow before one in becoming a conqueror while making it a responsibility to adopt and live through the (17) principles in one’s daily living.

iii. Business Development Strategies

I have come to realization that for one to make a living, an economic value has to be created through marketing and selling of activities or products among others. This book demonstrated the ability of successful men to create economic value from whatever profession they did, they made fast decisions, they made business collaborations guided with positive mental attitude consciousness, yet pointed the quickest way to be rich is to sell a product or render service that repeats because life thrives on business.

iv. Action speaks louder than voice

The self-starter was highly motivational. It is simple enough of the thinking, planning and talking about what one wants to do, rather one should start acting on them and one will definitely see what one want, I believe with a positive mental attitude when one desire a goal in life with the pleasing of God and humanity.

v. We plan, yet God has a better plan for us

The preparation of the heart in man, and the answer of the tongue is from the lord, all the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but the lord weighs the spirit. Proverbs 16-1-2. When making plans,I greatly advice one should put all plans in the hands of God, in reality one who fails to plan. Plans fail. It is positively needed to always seek divine guidance and I have come to see the effectiveness of prayers and God’s plans upon my life.

vi. Let your Light shine

Everyone is a light to the world, I agree with this because we all created by God ,as sons and daughters we created in his own image, we should always let our light shine here on earth, we should live a Christ like life and treat ourselves and humanity good.

vii. We really need to know what we want and focus on where to achieve our purpose.

I have always known what I want and need to fulfilling my purpose, building a relationship with God, my career, businesses, finances and marriage has been a top priority in my life. I am not perfect; yet I consistently try to do right in life and it has become a part of me. To my surprise some people haven’t come to the understanding of what they want and need. Needs are requirements that will guide one through lifetime, while wants are wish or desires. I always believe finding and knowing what one desire and need with divine guidance will become a successful in every aspect of life.

4. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a particular way both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so, how?

These ideas surely are very useful to me and it usefulness can not be over emphasized on a regular I attain in maintaining a better me, striving and thriving consistently with a positive mindset which has become my character that no matter what happens in the journey of life, whether rosy or stormy I will always overcome, conquer with PMA, once am better, my world is better.

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got you attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

“As long as one knows what is needed in achieving one’s purpose, it is a tendency for one to easily get back on track.”

“Anything in life worth having is worth working for.”

“Hope is the magic ingredient in motivating you and others.”

“Every adversity has the seed of equivalent benefit.”

“It is better for people to do something and pay nothing, than to pay dues and do nothing.”

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so, why?

There is nothing in the book that I do not understand and there is nothing unclear about the book. I totally agree with the ideas.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so, did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful?

Yes it does and I did complete them and am practicing while inputting all to my lifestyle.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on what was not covered in the previous question? If so, please comment.

No there is none at all.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

PsychoCybernetics
Assessment by Ericson Chinonso Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book.

The ideas which the author is trying to convey in this book is the simple essence practical way of life; growing to becoming a better individual in every aspect of life; living one’s best life with calmness, serenity and peace of mind. In other words accepting you for who you are and if as an individual desire a change, it starts with me in a positive mental way.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Discovering of one’s self image.

As an individual, discovering my self image is my determining factor in all case histories, including the failure as well as my success. I have come to the realization and acceptance of my health condition and moved on with my life and achieving my dreams, prayfully striving and thriving consistently on being better in my career, businesses, finances to making more cash inflow to enable me finalizing my last surgery, with God’s help I keep rediscovering my self image. I grew more confident, as a serial entrepreneur I created my own small business in beauty, health and wellness industry with the support of my companies I partner with total life changes, hopefully working on advancing into my masters program, gracefully fulfilling my dreams and I believe am God’s own blue print, created in his own image with him I am more than a Conqueror.

ii. The success mechanism

I understand that I and every human has an inbuilt mechanism by our creator which created our physical survival, spiritual needs, emotional needs, procreation and even more than this with the end goal of living a fulfilling life and this is the creative mechanism, servo- mechanism or success mechanism.

Servo-mechanism are divided into two general types for one’s understanding which is the target, goal or answer is known and the objective is to discover or locate it. Our human brain and nervous system operated in both ways, this mechanism is goal driven by our mind and impersonal to self. While servo-mechanism are so constructed that they automatically steer ways to our goals, it works based on the kind of information we feed into it ,either success or failure, because it needs a clear cut objective to drive out results for us as humans.

iii. Man is not a machine

Reading through the book which is an eye opener, I agree with the author that says man is not a machine, rather it says that man has a machine which he uses which is our physical brain and body functioning as a machine which only me operates that is the servo-mechanism and the complexity of this mechanism is a whole lot than it can be imagined. For example we all know a computer does not have a fore brain, it cannot pose problems to itself either it has no imagination and can not set goals for itself. It has no emotions, it cannot determine which goals are worth while, it only works on data fed to it by an operator. It was an interesting information for me and realizing as an individual when I set to do creative work in any field with a goal in mind, even though it might be vague, it will be recognized and appreciated when achieved, because the creative mechanism does goes to work in arriving at a solution till it gets the answer one has been searching for, therefore it is essential to having a positive goal as it supply the process to achieving the end result.

iv. Built on strength

Having read through the book, it is definitely helping me build more on my strength, while having more realistic self image of whom I am becoming. I discovered I am a sanguine and also share a blend of temperament of san- Mel’s and I am attracted to melancholy temperament which is an opposite an attract an emotional individual. I have grown to understand myself carefully in ways I couldn’t my mental health has really improved positively, I don’t let my emotions get ahead of me I handle things in a more clear calm way, sincerely this book has been a source of strength to me and with the help of my creator I am improving daily to direct my thoughts positively and thanks to the author.

v. Dehypnotize yourself from false beliefs.

I have grown to realize, understand, identify my potentials and abilities and be so confident in my ability. I automatically replace positive beliefs over negative beliefs in my life, because once you have a negative or self limiting beliefs one’s actions will be in support of this to prove it to be true, so negative beliefs causes an individual defeat he or her self because one can not express or bring into play his or her actual strength and again although this mental blockage must be removed so as one has to express true strength by positively changing our beliefs such as dehypnotizing one’s self from the ideas of they cannot, they are am not worthy or they don’t deserve a better life. I always tell people to better stop measuring up to others and accept oneself.

vi. Relaxation

I practice physical relaxation on a daily basis, it helps bring about a relaxed mental attitude for me which enables me to consciously control my body system. Physical relaxation also has a powerful influence in dehypnotizing one from negative attitudes and reaction pattern. Now I relax more and let my success mechanism work for me, sometimes I worry a lot, how things should be in my life, yet still I put myself together recognizing to completely trust my creator who has a plan for me before I was sent to earth .

vii. How to acquire success type personality.

For me having a sense of direction and goals in life is highly important and necessary, no matter what life throws at me I have goals I am striving to attain, to keep moving, ever looking back or giving up so as to focus on why I am at that particular stage of my goals with all clarity to gain momentum.

U- nderstanding
I always love to seeking and understanding every situation I find myself and to avoid misinterpretation to prevent causing confusion, due to wrong information. Honestly I must acknowledge the truth when I error so I can be able to appropriately resolve the situation and don’t draw wrong conclusion due to personal reasons.
C- ourage
I am a bold lady, bold in decision making and my actions, I don’t only think but face it head in and act no matter what, I face my fears and daily I have the courage to risk making mistakes , though am not perfect nor being humiliated for a step in the wrong direction. I understand who I am, I am a phenomenal woman blessed by God, ordained for greatness, a blessing to my generation, people look up to me without my knowledge.
C-harity.
There is an old saying charity begins at home, I grew up in a Christian family, I am spiritual and Christ like, so I should regard other humans and treat them as I should be treated.
E-steem
For me I encourage practice treating other people as they have some value and respect in same way my own self esteem is respected.
S-elf acceptance
for me is understanding that no real success or genuine happiness is possible until I gain some degree of self acceptance from myself, I should accept me for me, love on me, I am enough, the world needs me because it all starts with me.
S-elf confidence
For me having a self confident spirit to becoming better for me in achieving my success in this journey of life is a lifestyle and I practice successful attempts. I read inspiration books, audios, expand my knowledge while exposing myself in learning other cultures, languages

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way, both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so, how?

The ideas and lessons I learnt in this book is helping me to bettering myself in improving my life and positively affecting everyone around me. My grandmother use to tell me back in the days one idea of yours could change the world, she believes in me and still encourages me for good. I am building a good self esteem and image for me and to be a role model to my kids and younger ladies out there.

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment to why they were important to you.

“Determination has always been a strong force for me which can not easily be quenched, it has been a very powerful desire which has pushed me through my challenges especially with my health and personal life.”

“Happiness is a state of mind which my thinking should be a pleasant good share of time.”

“Imagination rules the world. Reading through this book it taught me not to joke with my imagination for real whatsoever my mind can imagine positively and work upon I can achieve, determine that the things can and it shall be done while they find their way to me.”

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about or are there ideas which you disagree with and ,if so why?

Having read through the book, I want to clearly say the statements were clearly understood to my knowledge and I appreciate the author for his helpful quotes.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so, did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful?

The book did contain a lot exercises, yes they were very helpful and practical tips for me to keep rediscovering one’s limited potentials.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.

No.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor

A. How interesting was it to read?8
B. How helpful were the contents?9
C. How easy was it to understand?10
D. Would you recommend it to others?8
E. What is the overall rating you would give it?9

Goals
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

I believe the author is basically conveying about achieving our goals in life, it helps to move the individual from a point of wherever intentionally I am to where I want and desire to be with a positive mental attitude and suggestions seeking path to a successful life.

2. What were the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Success is the intentional, premeditated use of my choices and decisions.

I have always believed I have to be certain about what it is I want and don’t accept less. having a positive mental attitude and being sure about all that is it I wanted in life has been graciously favoring me, yes life is beautiful and full of ups and downs yet I become more open minded and focus on my dreams, goals in becoming successful while not leaning on my own understanding but that of my creator (GOD) always allowing him lead me into my successful life.

ii. Being authentic

On a daily as my lifestyle I consistently remind myself to be unapologetically be me. I am happy with myself and never judge every stages of my life, because realizing I got my own path in life, along side with God almighty as my guardian, my parents, siblings, husband, kids. I choose to be real, authentic with myself and in dealing with others while respecting their choices and quit never to judge because in life everyone makes choices, whether right or wrong as individuals one faces the outcome and I believe learn and become better.

iii. Demonstrating true value

I would boldly say to myself I have demonstrated true values in my life, regardless of any situation, I believe by demonstrating true values it reveals to as humans our true self and helps one to becoming better. Demonstrating true values helps us tackle life challenges better, which will not destroy our self image and self worth.

iv. Develop your own strategy

God and I are responsible for every plans of my life, career and more. I should have to have given up on myself and dreams when I encountered the accident, but no I couldn’t my desire to live my dreams were so bigger than the pains I was going through instead I will say it positively grew me up into becoming better in every aspect of my life. It was never easy when I decided to go back to school, begin afresh my career with wheelchair and clutches, within the early stage after surgeries I was taking antibiotics, steroids and strong pain killers I saw through a lot with my health, the pain was intense, I understood this drugs weren’t helping me with my wounds healing so I personally discontinued these drugs given to here in Nigeria and gradually God showed up for my sake, directing me on supplements in regeneration of my cells with the help of my doctors in America; China. I developed my own strategy in making sure my health was getting the best, succeeding in my goals and taking full responsibility of my life.

v. Accepting responsibility

I am so responsible of the power to instantly eliminate negative thoughts, because as a sanguine by temperament I am very outspoken and practically think less when I talk out of anger and it has affected part of my happiness, when there is a misunderstandings between my husband and I overreact and unknowingly manipulate situations to my own favor, deep down inside of me I knew that was not good so I prayed to God to take such habit because I love God and my happiness, husband and needed to do things right and be more responsible in fostering our relationship for better.

vi. Measure your progress

In my life journey I have graciously measured my progress with the help of God because everything I did encounter I couldn’t do each one by my own strength.

vii. Think and talk positive.

I basically think and talk about my dreams, I barely talk about my problems. Challenges which we see as problems in life I believe it grows us into a better individual. I have come to the realization of when Jesus Christ was here on earth. He encountered challenges but yet he was always positive in every storm along his way, he knew this challenges will pass and I say to myself I am no Jesus but if Jesus could go through his purpose on earth with positive thinking, I would myself with him by my side thinking and talking positive for me .

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a particular way, both in your daily personal life and helping you to create a better world? If so how?

The ideas I have gained from this book is helping me in a practical way in my life to properly planning more better towards my goals, going one step at a time, even when I encounter challenges which is part of the success plan. I have refused to rationalize and make excuses ,but to pick up myself and head on to positively achieving my dreams and goals .

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they are important to you.

“You choose, you decide.”

Growing up as a young girl child, I internally knew what I wanted out of life, I had one of the best education, born and raised in a wonderful family. I am not perfect, yet I choose to living a purposeful fulfilling life and create a generation whom will bless and serve God bless intentionally. I started secondary school at the age of 8 years old, boarding school, away from my parents and family with home training and I will say God’s grace. I became so very careful with making my choices, whether good these choices are to me in my own understanding as a little girl back then unknowingly come out bad, I learn from it and decide to becoming better instead of beating myself up. I realized younger enough to always make the right choices, seeking God’s wisdom and directions first because his plans towards me is of good, to give me hope till my expected and I adjust not to dwelling in my own understanding yet being open minded with clarity and truth in my choices for the greater good of me and other individuals around me to having a better world.

“Imagine no limitation.”

I created through my imagination the kind of lifestyle I desired, because I know I am more than enough the world needs me, I was given all the abilities I could ever require to achieving my dreams and goals, actually I was created in God’s image and he did bless me with all I needed to creating and living my best life with no limitation, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

“Refusing to compromise my dreams.”

Reading through this great book I am intentionally practicing more idealization and future orientation. though some of my dreams and goals scares me, I desire more out of life. I got my degree, I own my small business, yet I still have few businesses I want to invest into, going for my masters program and mentally I tell myself Judith you’re one of the most powerful soul sent to the universe to bettering humanity so I choose not to belittle my dreams and goals not matter how it scares me due to my financial situation, yet dream bigger and give God the budget because he created me and invested into me this goals and dreams to manifesting them for his glory and bettering humanity.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

To the best of my knowledge I did understand and I am very clear with the ideas from the book and do not disagree with any content because with this book I got value to achieving more of my goals and dreams strategically.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so, did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them helpful.

To the bed of my knowledge, there were no exercises.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous question? If so please comment.

No. this book was well written to helping people who seek to achieving their goals and dreams.

Please rate the following questions on a scale of 1 to 10. Ten is good and One is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

 

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The main idea that the author is trying to convey is diverse but in building up our human mentality and physical capabilities in indication on principles centered on leadership, parenting, family, human endowment and the more interesting was emphatic communication which replicates in unleashing the greatest power within individuals.

2. What are the seven ideas which were personally most important to you, and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you” Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Things which matters most must never beat the mercy of things which matters least.

Everything in my life is a priority, but first I have to make and take my personal well being in check, my relationship with God so I could function properly in my career, family, business and with other individuals, because I believe it all starts with me; once I am mentally positive with myself I get my priorities straight. One just does not know how much of what you achieve when you are in your space, doing life right by prioritizing your goals and building a life pleasing to God and humanity.

ii. Making what is important to other people as important to you as the other person is to you.

It is joyful to understand someone who is dear to you by understanding their wants, needs and making it part of one’s priority, by showing the person how they mean and not being selfish. It helps brings out the best in oneself, there were times I was actually unknowingly self-centered with my significant other and I could feel my relationship wasn’t growing so well, I got so busy with my school project and I did battle with my project supervisor; due to school authority changing supervisor and my topics were changed. I did not create time for anyone except me. I did the normal communication, checking up on my family in the USA, though he would respond calmly but defensive by his words and actions then I began to feel concerned and I prayed to God to help me figure out why he was behaving in such manner. Sincerely God showed up and made me to understand I was at fault, unknowingly I never knew I was being self centered and God directed me back the right way. I apologized for neglecting him. Gladly I was able to amend my relationship with my husband, finished my project and submitted to the school authority.

iii. The price must be paid (No Shortcut)

I have grown to the understanding that there is always a price to pay in every situation as there is never no short cut to succeeding in life. This price would be a sacrifice of time, sacrifice of funds and one’s self back in the days of university I sometimes have a 101or 100 meal to enable me save more money to afford my course materials, devoting time to study so as to get good grades and result to help me function more better in the economic world while improving our security level for a better Nigeria and African continent.

iv. Seek first to understand to be understood.

I really do needed seeking first to understand and to be understood on myself. I realized in order to understand me. I have to be willing to be patience with self likewise other individuals because my point of view is totally different from others in business, relationship career likewise any aspect of life. Now I have come to first seek to understand and be understood, during my internship as a mediator on a family based program and with UN I got opportunity to partake on conflict resolution between people, relationship, there I realized when two people whether man and wife in a marriage setting are in conflict and they seek out help which we call counseling I encourage to both partners to openly be honest with their problems individually, then after I have spoken to them separately. I later bring both together and ask them sincerely in fixing their problems because I am just a human being like them, we all have flaws and no one is perfect, most times overlooking things doesn’t make one stupid yet for the peace of mind and at the right time know when to address conflicts between each other. We all need each other and God made it known to us that it is impossible but offense will come! We are different individuals, different culture, backgrounds, could be siblings yet when one offends the other be ready to forgive, get busy and forget. Life is beautiful yet filled with ups and downs with love, unity and understanding we all can create a more better world.

v. All things are created twice. The mental creation and the physical creation.

It is true that before one does anything he or she should have a mental picture of what to do and how to achieve it, also having the mental ability to face whatsoever that comes along achieving that goals, dreams in a positive way because I believe once the mental picture is created, when one is focus and determined he or she will always conquer. Having and building up a positive mental attitude in life has really helped me, it is part of my lifestyle and I am passing it on to my children, down to my generation and other individuals I come in contact with here on earth. I believe you never know what God has in stock for you as an individual, when one does right, stay focused on your relationship with your creator (GOD), making efforts to living an amazing life, while treating humanity as we all want to be treated, having a positive mindset against all odds, oh believe me one will always achieve his or her qoals and becoming more happy on earth.

vi. We are free to choose our actions, yet we are not free to choose the consequences of those actions

When I was quite younger, I made a choice to be celibate until marriage, funny how life could be sometimes. I had friends whom will always talk me down on my decision, while giving their opinions. I made my friends to understand my parents gave me basically all I will be needing as a child and I looked up to God because I desired a marriage like heaven on earth, along life journey I couldn’t bear keeping up such girlfriends, I knew I was totally different from them both mentally, morally and in value, not that I am perfect so I lost my best friend, girlfriends and decided to be on my own. That lifestyle was not what I desired. I never wanted things on a fast line. I choose to work for my money, get married and be a role model to my kids and every girl child while making God proud. I thought I lost my best friend later after few years we did reconnect and reconciled and she acknowledged I set an example for her, gracefully God gave me more like mind friends in my business, fellowship and along my journey in life.

vii. Begin with the end in mind

I believe in life, whatever one is planning you should always begin with the end in mind. Life is moving on by the seconds and when one gets to his or her peak of goals, it comes with fulfillment not actually remembering the obstacles or challenges one had to go through to get to their purpose and living it to the glory of God. When one begin with the end in mind that is a positive mental attitude, your eyes as individuals are focused on your goals, dreams and faithfully trusting God completely while being a blessing to self and humanity.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way, both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world. If so how?

These lessons are definitely a guard within my personal life, because I believe challenges are part of life, it is my attitude towards that problem that matters. With these whatever challenges I encounter, I confront through them with a positive mental attitude.

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

“There are little things that matters like love, friendship, family to mention a few but then we get so busy with life and unknowingly forgetting to acknowledge the fact that we desire the love of God and our loved ones to strengthen us in fulfilling our lives on earth.”

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about or are there ideas which you disagree with and, if so why?

I did understand every ideas clearly and do agreed with the ideas and choose to use what best aligns with humanity.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them useful.

The book did contain exercises, which I am practically using them in my personal life and also when dealing with others. I did find all the exercises useful.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so comment.

No. to the best of my knowledge.

Please rate the following questions on a scale of 1 to 10. Ten is good and One is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read?10
B. How helpful were the contents?10
C. How easy was it to understand?10
D. Would you recommend it to others?10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it?10

The Monk who Sold his Ferrari

Goal Mapping
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The author is trying to convey in this book is a simple and clear idea on how one should goal map his or her dreams strategically, putting priorities to what matters to fulfilling one’s dreams and goals in life.

2. What are the ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Dream of what I want.

I have always known what I wanted and my dreams, goals has kept me so conscious of myself and also in relating to others. I realized first I need God, myself and people in manifesting my dreams and no matter how challenges of life may get I dream it and with a positive mental attitude I am determined to working consistently towards the right paths with my heavenly father (GOD) and pass unto him all bills for my dreams because I know and believe for a truth his thoughts towards me are for good to get me to my expected end while bettering humanity.

ii. I believe my dreams.

Yes I completely believe in my dreams and my dreams are so big and scary. It scares me beyond my capabilities, yet it also must be attainable and realistic to me, because I put in the work on my part to making each of my dreams come to fulfilling while not kneeling on my own understanding but that of the most high God. I understand before I was formed (biologically) and sent down to earth, God already impacted in me all from him because he created me in his image to gracefully manifest my dreams and goals.

iii. I see my dreams and goals clearly.

Intentionally I will gladly thank God for I see my dreams and goals coming to my reality, while manifesting some though not all yet, but in few years not by my timing but that of God my dreams and goals will fully be accomplished. I have my own timing but yet I choose to let God perfect it all at his time so he alone completely takes all the glory.

iv. I tell my dreams.

I tell my dreams, goals with my family especially my mother and sometimes she will say to me,my daughter your dreams are too big and scary yet she knows with God I will achieve them. Although financially I am a little limited for now, but gracefully I am striving and thriving to achieving all my dreams with God’s divine connections, upliftment and grace.

v. I plan ahead for my dreams and goals.

I believe and understand my dreams and goals won’t just happen so on a daily basis I sit down and plan out every tasks along each step in achieving my dreams strategically while focusing on every details and breaking they down into small and workable parts for me to achieving.

vi. I work consistently on my dreams.

I have become so productive on each tasks in achieving my dreams and goals,I patiently work steadfast on each one of my dreams and goals. Automatically I have my equation that I work with on achieving my short term tasks, then I multiple my time and equal my long term accomplishments.

vii. I enjoy each steps of my dreams achieved.

Honestly I have come to enjoy some of my dreams and goals I have achieved gracefully, I treasure my little beginnings because I put in the work though it wasn’t easy I failed along each part, yet I pick up myself, learn from those failure got coaching class, God’s grace and wisdom guided me and in less than 8months I was able to achieve my skincare products.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so how?

Yes these ideas are definitely serving to me as a support guide to Goal Mapping my dreams and goals clearly while putting priority first in achieving my goals and gracefully supporting the young generation while bettering humanity globally.

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

To the best of my knowledge there were no quotes that particularly got my attention.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand about,or are there ideas which you disagree with and, if so why?

I did understand every idea clearly and agree with each one of them.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all the exercises and did you find them useful?

Yes at the end of the book there contain some exercises which I did and included these exercises to my personal life and I will gladly say I find useful.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.

No.

Please rate the following questions on a scale of 1 to 10. Ten is good and One is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 9
B. How helpful were the contents? 9
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 9

 

 

Nonviolent Communication
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book.

With my understanding of the author is trying to convey is basically our choices of words that we use in our everyday existing here on earth and which would help bringing a peaceful co-existing while communicating same positive characters to other individuals and building a more better world.

2. What are the seven ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these seven ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. We are responsible for every thoughts of ours, including our feelings and actions.

Our characters as humans reveals who we are and honestly circumstances does not make a man, instead it makes man get to know himself better and do some adjustments wherever needs corrections. I am certainly responsible for my thoughts and actions in the actual sense because I realized it is my choice to do things in the right way no matter the situation I may find myself with a positive mental attitude, choosing to nurturing my thoughts, feelings, actions has really guided me not to get my emotions ahead of me and graciously it is helping deal with my family members.

ii. Controlling Anger.

I have learnt to control anger on myself, I encountered a bad situation which led to my experiences during the different stages of my illness which positively changed me. In January 2008 on my way back from school, I wasn’t happy with my parents with how they treated my request for funds, though my tuition fees rent and food items were taken care of by my parents, I still needed an extra funds to add up for my personal stuff and I grew so angry with my parents when I was told no for the first time and myself I was stupid back then not to understand and consider my parents. I was being selfish and leaving back to school in port Harcourt, broke my sim card so my parents wouldn’t reach me out of anger when coming home after my exams, I had the accident and unknowingly to me. My mother has been trying to read out me but my anger couldn’t allow me listen to her! Long story cut short, it was after all I was passing through with my health, I asked God to help me take away the spirit of anger. I don’t desire getting angry anymore because whenever I am, it affects me medically and gracefully God has taken care of the spirit of anger in me, instead he filled me with his peace and gladness everyday.

iii. Blaming factor.

Some years back I did blame my parents for the accident I encountered which took years of me crying and shutting down my family until God intervened and showed me his grace in every stages of my health challenges he never left, he was always there for me and I grew in grace, forgave my self, my parents, because I realized my parents never caused or wished I experience such in my health, healing began my transformation took place, I became more happier, I starting pursuing my dreams, goals walking in my purpose with the help of God and intentionally I have stop blaming myself or others for anything in life I encounter yet to focus on God, get busy while fulfilling my dreams.

iv. Impersonal Communication

Communicating in an impersonal way does not require me to reveal what is going on inside of me sometimes like I encountered in 2013 when I was in search of a university to restart my degree after coming back from China, where I undergo a needle and ankle therapy to help enable me have sensation on my legs because after the two surgeries here in Nigeria I wasn’t feeling my legs still on the search of a university; I found national open university of Nigeria (NOUN). I applied and needed to physically go fill in some documents and make payment at the school, I was on clutches and still had some open wounds, I had to move around all by myself, I came across an official who was to attend to me, she was not friendly to me regardless of my condition, never did she show a pleasing atmosphere to helping me, I was in pain and needed support in moving around photocopying most of the documents, I eventually did myself. Along the the course materials of my studies, that same lady later came to me requesting whenever I do need some help I should not hesitate to ask her because she knew she treated me wrong and I never said a word nor expressed my feelings to her but she realized she needs to do right for God and humanity. She asked for forgiveness, she became my support in school and helped me throughout till I graduated .

v. Unexpressed feelings

Sometimes I remember when I was still a little girl I would want to express myself, but my fellow room mates would say to me you talk to much, and I felt that was abnormal so I kept things to myself not until the room senior perfect punished me for an offense I didn’t commit due to I kept my thoughts about the improvement of the hostel contribution, later she called and was asking while do I keep silent when its needed I express myself so I told her my fellow room mates always say I talk a lot, that I should learn to keep whatsoever I have to say to myself, but she corrected and guarded me to freely express myself so others can get to understand me and my contribution to anything in life, so I learned and opened myself to fully expressing my feelings in a more positive way gracefully.

vi. Observing without evaluation

I did use to behave in such manner with my team members in my beauty business, this habit led to my team being disorganized into my first year of beginning my business with Oriflame, truth be told I lost basically most of my team members, I couldn’t recruit because I wasn’t able to, due to my silly mindset I was having back then, gradually I was inconsistent in my business in 2016 when I joined Oriflame. Not until December 2017 I met with the executive director Kemisola, she called me to join her along a program after we had our meeting she asked you have been out of business for a year what is happening so I told her I lost interest because my team members were not cooperative. She acknowledged my opinion but yet corrected and guided saying I was wrong with my mind set of observing without evaluation of each of my team members, she made me realize I am a leader and I should have to be accountable in leading right with a positive mental attitude regardless of how the team members behaves, that in the business I am an independent partner not a collective business, she did really talk to me and I learn from her, changed and started my business all over again.

vii. Connecting compassionately with ourselves.

Let us become the change we seek. I was made to understand by God he created me in his own image and intentionally he impacted into me all I will want need to becoming a more better version of myself and serving humanity for his glory while I fulfill my purpose in life. So I am enough and compassionately connecting with me, it has become so natural to be patience and giving room to understand myself while growing in love me. I call it self love you can’t give what you don’t have it all starts with me first having that positive mental attitude while treating others how I should be treated and compassionately connecting to others has been helpful in every aspect of my life.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world? If so, how?

Reading through this book, it added more knowledge to my understanding to violence as a peace and conflict resolution professional. Truly violence begets violence, two wrongs don’t make a right, we as individuals have to grow into a more peaceful co-existing among us, we have to be patience with each other, overlooking some situations does not make one senseless or worthless, but yet for peace to reign and necessarily know when to speak.

4. Quotes; Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

“Express what you want instead of what you don’t.”

I am a very express sanguine, I openly talk about my wants in every aspect of my life. My hubby always say I admire that about you, I don’t bottle up things either do I keep grudges or let a misunderstandings in my heart for 24 hours. Giving myself to God changed me into a free soul and I made him understand it was not by my power yet the spirit of God building me up into becoming a more better person for his glory and I am fostering that into our children.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about, or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so, why?

To the best of my knowledge I did understand and enjoyed reading through the book and clearly I agree with the ideas, it is up to me to know how to use these ideas to the best of myself and serving humanity.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all the exercises and did you find them useful?

No. the book does not contain any exercises.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that you would like to comment on that was not covered in the previous questions?.

No.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 10
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 10

Unlimited Power
Assessment by Chinonso Ericson Judith (Nigeria)

1. What is the main idea that the author is trying to convey in the book?

The book is about our unlimited power as individuals, we all have the ability to change, to adapt, to grow, to evolve and learn from every human experiences and make every experience work for you in same positive way and producing results.

2. What are the ideas which were personally most important to you and why? List these ideas followed by an explanation after each one as to why it was important to you. Use personal examples from your own life.

i. Basic triggering mechanisms that can ensure my success.

I always had a passion for volunteering and desire helping myself and people I come in contact with in a positive way, from a tender age. I would gather my friends in elementary school and try to find out which among them weren’t really okay because back then as a little girl child, with my parental upbringing I was taught to give in a healthy way practically. So I and my buddy Tasha took our time to investigate other children whom were not coming to school with candy and lunch boxes funny though as a little girl then we told our parents about our task. At home my mother asked me how do you know these children don’t come with candies or lunch boxes, then I said to my mom during break time most of these children doesn’t eat because you see them walking around and I know they want something to eat and it is sad, likewise to her parents so after the end of term our parents held a meeting with the school owner regarding that situation and that was how candies and snacks were made available freely to every child until I left the school to another.

ii. The kind of behavior people produce is the result of the state they are in.

Sometimes ago in secondary school I liked a classmate, whenever we had our class works, done and marked she will score 4 out of 20marks,I knew she was intelligent and smart but I never understood why she’s getting such grades, she was neat and always on time in school before assembly prayers begin, she was a day student and I was a boarder. Later on I walked up to her and asked whether she could spare me her time during break I want to talk to her. She refused at first because some day student feels it was abnormal to be relating with boarders, she didn’t make it to the cafeteria on that day and I kept to myself, though I was concerned about her grades, I wasn’t perfect she seems like a good girl so in the coming week on a Wednesday precisely she came to me. Then I told her I am concerned about your grades and whether day or boarding student we are the same, then she opened up saying she doesn’t know why she’s having such grades, I suggested to her to inform her parents and she would want a private lesson teacher to support her to be more effective in her studies, I was only concerned about her grades so she doesn’t not repeat that class. Eventually she told her parents, she was given a lesson teacher which helped improved her in her academic and she made it with majority of j s.s 2 to j.s.s 3 except 4 student and that made both of us happy and we became friends. So my behavior of excellent result produced a better result for my friend.

iii. Knowledge is power until it comes into the hands of someone who knows how to get himself/herself to take effective actions

My first beauty business into the skincare, beauty industry with Oriflame. I use to believe I alone needed to build and grow my business not until I encountered lots of ups and downs with my finances. First I didn’t have the right mindset on my path and I was new into entrepreneurship. I believed with my capital I would grow and expand on my own, I never knew about teamwork, I didn’t take my team members serious because I believed whether you put in the effort or not I was going to personally complete my team’s business points for the month, kept ordering more products to make sure my team wasn’t lacking behind and this habit took me down to having no more funds in 8months I started my business in 2016 and I was out of business. After few months that year I met with my upliner, she was concerned why I was out of business until I opened my situation to her. She scolded and corrected me because I barely attend physical meetings then she coached me back into the business. I unknowingly used my knowledge on myself wrongly, I was taking actions, but not taking actions with my team members. I realized teamwork makes the dream work faster. I had to learn to work with each of my team members effectively, we shared ideas and knowledge and gracefully I created my own beauty line and how to build and grow my other businesses.

iv. Shape your perception or someone shapes them for you.

During my first degree at the University of port Harcourt though I couldn’t complete that degree due to the accident, back then I had lots of girlfriends, we go to the clubhouse every friday after we must have been done with our study periods, it was fun for me and my girls because I only enjoy dancing while affording to pay for my drink and after party I take a cab back home and sleep was having fun with my friends not until some group of male students addressed us as R.U.N.S girls(it means girls who go clubbing sleeps with men and get paid) I didn’t care about all that was said because I just go to dance, get some drink not until one of them confronted me at the clubhouse for a night stand. I was embarrassed, was heading to the ladies room to pee and put on my phone to record our conversation as a proof. when I came out he was outside waiting for me so respectfully I told him, “nigga I don’t do this stuff you call one night stand. I am responsible please then I turned back to get back into the clubhouse to join my girls. Then he aggressively dragged my hand back saying to me is it because he’s not driving a jeep and got the kind of money we runs get paid on every Fridays we come to the clubhouse. I told him I have made myself clear earlier and need to go join my girls, walking back he dragged me the second time and I realized he was tipsy and I pushed him down still he repeated something to me that got my attention (yes we notice shits you and your girlfriends dorun the streets of Chioba, sleeping and making money off me and why can’t I just go down with him.” Two of my friends came out looking for me and met the situation, then they asked me why did you have to push him down I said really and explained to my girls what he said and how he was aggressive to me. They told me he’s one of the cult boys in school I should have listened to him and make time to go visit him, right there I asked my girls go visit him for what and so that means you girls truly come to the clubhouse to sleep and make money on these boys. They kept silent; I was annoyed and told me yes they do but not all the time. When I got home that night I made up my mind to disconnect myself from my girls. I really liked them but never knew that was what they were doing at clubhouse, I was never judgmental about them yet I was totally different and that situation ended me going to the clubhouse so I choose to shape myself ( a good name was better than my relationship with my girls. It was sad to stop being friends with my girls yet I understood my perception and upbringing what different so truly we should shape, be conscious of our perceptions, value, morals, before someone shapes it in a negative way.

v. Everything happens for a reason and purpose and it serves us

When I experienced the accident which transformed my life on 01/15/2008 I was totally devastated. I was always thinking about my physical beauty, my face left hand, spinal cord and both legs were affected I thought to myself I could never walk or go out in shorts or even go swimming with my family. There were a lot of negative thoughts running through my mind plus fear of the unknown and I was a younger lady with my dreams. It got to me mentally during the early stage I was always depressed, unhappy about my body how childish I was back then, I cried a lot because I felt my dreams would not be achievable anymore, then one day that same year in December everything started to change. I started to pray to God, I gave him my life and sincerely asked him to help fix me spiritually. He alone completely created me for his glory and my purpose which I was about fulfilling and God did listened and everything began to change in my health for good and it’s serving and served me right even though challenges were encountered I had the peace of God in me; my healing began and I blossomed gracefully.

vi. The great end of life is not knowledge but actions.

I remember during the months I was at the traditional bone clinic I noticed the doctor was not doing something right with regards to treating my wounds on both legs because I had a fracture; a swollen spine; face shifted back broken left hand. I will testify to him fixing my spinal cord face and left hand but he wasn’t getting it right with my legs because in six weeks I should have been healed on my legs but it was the opposite and I kept telling my parents to tell him. Crazy how it got my own parents weren’t listening to me; they felt I was talking out of shock and anger. Then a day came my mother had to attend school because during that period she was undergoing her diploma. It was only I, my doctor, my kid sister and wife so I told him, doctor you have been trying this new position using the sticks to hold my bones and later on I get more blisters which becomes more wounds on my legs don’t you think you’re doing something wrong. I lose blood and in pain talking to him but he didn’t listen he believed I was a child teaching him is job. After dressings my legs that day in four days was to be another dressing so as he was removing the bandages my flesh on my legs began to fall, I was bleeding more and I wasn’t myself for 2years 6months in the process my bones, veins, ligament, muscle, tissues and tendons, ankles got infection then the doctor asked my parents to take me home so he comes treating me at home, finally my parents took me home and started to look for hospital to treat my case, eventually we got a private hospital in Lagos, the first thing the doctor requested that he should run diagnosis and I asked can’t we do an x-ray or a scan, he said my legs were not fit to undergo an x-ray now till he treats the infection and when my diagnosis was out I was infected with chronic osteomyelitis and mid shaft fracture of tibia and fibula of both legs and a swollen spine cord that was the genesis of my health problems yet with the help of God, science and empathy from the doctors now listening to me after series of surgeries I began walking a bit, intending for the last two surgeries in Israel. At the private hospital the main doctor flew in four different orthopedic surgeons; two Nigerians two were Korean with their knowledge and actions taken rightfully they got to tackle the situation of my health because the family hospital rejected me, likewise the orthopedic hospital in Lagos advising my parents to sign up for amputation but God stepped in and I am walking and fulfilling my dreams and goals gracefully.

vii. To change our behavior, one has to begin with their belief.

During the early stages of the accident, I was scared and hopeless. I couldn’t believe I will be better I was so sober and depressed until God began his surgery on me. First, he gave me hope to believe and dream more so he changed my behavior towards self, he became and is my belief system who has been helping throughout this my health journey and I am forever grateful to God almighty.

3. How will these ideas or lessons help you in a practical way both in your daily personal life and in helping you to create a better world?

With the lessons learnt from this book precisely it clearly gave me more knowledge that the keys to success lies within me and every other individuals and I have learned that with the importance of new information, we learning everyday is a part of life until one is dead.

4. Quotes: Are there any statements which the author made that particularly got your attention? If so, please quote them and comment as to why they were important to you.

“In order to truly change, grow and prosper we need to becoming consciously aware of the rules we have for ourselves and others of how we really measure or judge success or failure.”

Reading through this book twice this comment kept popping up in my mind because I often desire changing my husband, I wanted him to be more fit in his health, I complained at any little thing he did especially with his eating style. Then a day came I said to myself you have to be the change you seek, I started infusing plant based foods into our meals, I walked for 30 minutes everyday, do little exercises after 3 months including completely changed eating style my husband was free from heart problem.

5. Is there anything in the book that you do not understand or are unclear about or are there ideas which you disagree with and if so why?

To the best of my knowledge I did understand and agree with the ideas.

6. Did the book contain exercises for the reader to complete? If so did you complete all of the exercises and did you find them useful.

Yes I did. I am effectively adapting them into part of my lifestyle.

7. Was there anything you read in the book that was not covered in the previous questions? If so, please comment.

I have nothing else to comment on.

Please rate the following questions on a scale from 1 to 10. Ten is good and one is poor.

A. How interesting was it to read? 10
B. How helpful were the contents? 10
C. How easy was it to understand? 10
D. Would you recommend it to others? 9
E. What is the overall rating you would give it? 9