Wednesday, 27 February 2019

I Saw This Coming Vs Publicity Stunt | Khole Kardashian's Tristan Cheats Again?


My YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMOu3hnpRXyhtMZ27UnKmZw has been buzzing with new updates on how Khole Kardashian's Baby Daddy Tristan Thompson has cheated on her again.
Now! Men CheatπŸ˜’ but cheating with Khole's sister's (Kylie Jenner) Friend...
That is not nice brother.
This is betrayal on different levels, Khole must be so hurt considering the fact Jorydn Woods (Kylie's Friend) is like Family.

Some social media lovers are of the opinion this could be a publicity stunt to get the Kardashians trending to boost their reality show keeping up with the Kardashians.

What is your thought?

Xoxo Sunshine.
"A Diane's Story


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Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Merlin| My NetFlix Story.



So I started watching Merlin all over again. 

I am in Season Three and watching Merlin just made me reflect on life and how the decisions we take affects our life.

So instead of enjoying it all to myself, I will be sharing with you. 

Season 3 Episode 1: Lessons: Never allow the enemy deceive you especially when the enemy is close to you. 

The fact that Morgana was missing for a year. 

Uther Pendragon should have monitored her closely when she mysteriously appeared and was found. 






I'm In Love With A Church Girl | My NetFlix Story




I have seen this movie before, to tell you how much I love the movie I decided to watch it again today. 

For a movie I have seen before, it felt like it was my first watch. 

I loved everything about this movie, every single scene....

I know right, I have always loved Adrienne Bailon and this movie makes me even love her more.

Jarule who is the lead actor was just perfect.

I am a woman of faith, so movies like this get to me and reminded me why I love Jesus so much. 

I'm In love with a church girl is a must watch. 

If you haven't subscribed to Netflix, what are you waiting for?

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Cost Of Living In Nigeria!



How much does it cost for an average Nigerian to get by in a day, from transportation to feeding and daily bills.
If you ask me, The average Nigerian Adult is happy if he/she gets to eat twice a day, as three times a day has become a reserved section for people in the VIP lounge if you know what I mean.
With the price of things in the market, how much can an average Nigerian earn to be able to afford the bare necessities?
All this questions and more have hit me left, right, and center this couple of days.

Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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Nappily Ever After | My Netflix Story



Okay there isn't much to say about this movie as the trailer explains it all showing all the high points. 

I enjoyed watching the Beginning and Middle part of the movie, but the end didn't make me have the feeling I wanted to have. 

The end left me with an unresolved feeling. 

Will I love to see this movie again, the answer is no. 

It is definitely a one time watch for me. 

The Princess Switch | My Netflix Story



If you are a lover of romantic movies, then The Princess Switch is for you.




Due to the feminine touch I felt while watching this movie, I strongly believe the target audience of the film are women😊

Of course there is a Prince in the movie, you already new that right? 
After all when ever there is a princess there is a Prince Charming around the corner. 

Well it was worth every dime I spent to watch it. 

Lagos Enterprise Summit | My Candid Thought

The event started at 10:42am and that for me was a long wait from the 10am which was the time stated in the promotional materials.

The MC was extremely entertaining.

I was admiring  the outfit of the  Ushers until I saw one that wore a very short gownπŸ™†

And His Excellency walked in, Guess who? 

Time for pitching, most of the people who were picked from the online entries didn't come, so they lost the opportunity to pitch. 

The "Akara Seller" pitched and she made my day. 

Small chops and a bottle of coke was shared, at least that was what I got.
The Ushers started sharing gift bags in no particular order, due to the scattered form of the sharing, of course some people didn't get a bag. 

A lady behind me asked one of the Ushers for her bag, and the usher said it was finished, my question is why produce gifts that won't go round?

Due to the vibe I got from people around, I learnt something about Ushers and gifting at an event.
So in future when I hold an event I won't make, the same mistake. 
1. Make enough provisions for my participants. 
2. Proper orientation for ushers on how to share things, if possible give them specific areas to handle.

The event was supposed to be for 10-3pm,so I left once it was 3.30pm as I had planned my day based on the time frame communicated.

And more importantly I had to go for FUN Saturday with "A Diane's Story"😊

In all I want to say kudos to the Convener, it is not easy to conceptualize an event let alone pull it through, congrats to the iSucceed team.   

Thursday, 24 January 2019

HOW CAN ONE MAKE MONEY AS A WRITER?




Tobi from Lagos State Nigeria, asked this question:
As a writer how can one sell his or her work and earn good pay from it?
Well I will like to re-phrase the Question to:
How can one make money as a writer?
That way I can give a broad answer.

Hi Tobi, since you want to earn money from your creative writing,
First you need to consider commercializing your work, meaning you need to write for the public/client who will in turn pay you.
A client will not pay for a write up, he or she doesn't like.

So you need to research what people are reading, issues that are trending and what your target audience is ready for.
Once you have sorted out you narrative(stories you want to write) you can now follow the steps below:

1) Become a freelance writer, Start a creative writing company, or work for a media communication firm.
N/B: you can do all three, if you have got the ability to multitask properly.

2) Once you decide what path to go, you can start reaching out for your target audience (clients)
through networking and marketing (online and offline)

3) While networking and marketing you need to show a glimpse of what you have  written and allow your client to ask for the complete "story"

4) Let prospective clients like film directors, producers and media houses know that you are a script writer and you will get jobs in no time.

5) Write a commercial worthy Ebook, and put it up for sale.

6) Become a Virtual writer for start ups and get paid immediately.

7) Write specialized articles for media houses and generate money through advert/product placement on your article.

8) Become friends with music production companies and write songs for their artists for a fee.

9) Look for young advert agency and collaborate with them as a copy writer for advertorials.

10) Also collaborate with audio studios to write jingles for them.

Most importantly while applying all this steps you need to understand that life is a process with lots of steps...
so one day at a time with patience, hard work and faith you will get the future you desire.
Thanks

#DianeOgechi
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RECESSION AND IT'S CONSEQUENCE



THE ELECTIONS ARE HERE!!!


Who remembers what happened 4years ago?
Recession affects everyone, either positively or negatively or even both.
For me the first thing I did was cut down on my expenses and I realized there were so many things I was buying in the past that I didn't really need.
And I have learnt to focus on what I really need and not what I want.
So I actually learnt how to save better thanks to recession.
Now! my mantra to life is peace of mind over everything, that helps me to make realistic decisions as regards my finances and business (means of livelihood).
As a business owner I realized my clients were asking for lots of discounts thanks to the recession.
Instead of losing my clients and running out of business, my company adjusted her price and took drastic measures like:
1) Only marketing to our target audience thereby not wasting funds marketing to everyone.
2) Changing Office; In order to reduce cost we changed our office to a smaller and cheaper location and also started a virtual office (which is one of the best decision we took).
3) Increasing our client base by creating solutions for young businesses.
4) Hiring Virtual Assistants, freelancers and contract staffs, so we pay as client pay us therefore I can sleep like a baby without the pressure of staff salary hanging over my head.
5) Collaborations/Networking: Collaborating and Networking with the right people has taken my business to another level.
6) Don't care what the negative vibers say: I call those people who instead of appreciating your effort, want to make you feel bad at every chance they get, my advise is careless about them and never let them steal your joy.
And yes don't ever put yourself under pressure to please anyone, cuz if you fail they will be the first to laugh at you.
7) Asking God for more Ideas, and guess what this is the most important point, because ones i realized God gives the best Ideas, I have being getting all my inspiration as regards writing my films and mentoring, with so much ease.

To get more answers on the topic Recession and It's Consequence. send an email to myhabitmyfuture@gmail.com and book a session.

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Genevieve Nnaji has a LION HEART





Genevieve Nnaji directed a movie (LION HEART).
My First Impression: The movie is extremely detailed, making it so believable.
It was so cool watching the likes of Pete Edochie, Onyeka Owenu and Nkem Owoh.
For me this three made the movie worth every dime I
spent to see LION HEART.
Congratulations Genevieve Nnaji.
People go and watch LION HEART, It is a good movie with a beautiful story.
And Yes! Phyno acted.

WHAT DO WE WANT?



If we know what we want,
We will never settle down for less or anything,
We will rather work hard to get the BEST not even the "Good".
I know that sometimes we encounter circumstances beyond our control, that is normal and for me not a problem, because no matter how tough the situation might be, that too shall pass.
But the question is what do we do with the areas of our lives that we can control?
We have 24 hours at our disposal each day, how do we spend our 24 hours?
Do we make good use of every minute, making every second count?
Or do we let time pass doing things that do not add any value to our lives?
Our Journey to that happiness we desire needs a conscious effort, to work hard and not settle for less and it all begins with starting now to do something each second that brings us closer to the Life we desire.

"A DEPENDABLE FRIEND"




Being a dependable friend and knowing when to draw the line.

Are you that family member or friend everyone is sure they can run to?

As a dependable friend, everything in your life matters...
Yes! everything, as simple as turning off your phone.
Do you know turning off your phone can hurt a friend, family or even a 
foe?
Imagine your friend or family member is feeling down and just needs to hear your voice...
What if there is an emergency, or your spouse needs to make a life changing decision or
just what if your foe needs to ask for forgiveness on his/her dying bed?

It all sounds like a joke right? but in reality being dependable comes with a lot of sacrifices, most times you have to put others first, after all what is service to humanity.

In as much as we all want to be dependable we need know when to draw the line right?
Due to the fear of been taken for granted, and yes I know the feeling...

In my journey to being a dependable woman, I get a lot of people taking me for granted, just for the sake of it.

Well! I am quick to nip it in the bud, because I serve not out of eye service, but to fulfill my purpose.

Diane Ogechi.




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Fun Saturday With "A Diane's Story"

What do you do for fun?
Well! I and my friends visit beautiful places, play games, gist and get to know each other better.
It is said that your Network is your Networth😊
Join me every Saturday to experience an amazing time.
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Slave Trade was real

Freedom feels extremely good, I and my family visited the Badagay slave sites and the information given to us about what Nigerians went through during the slave era had us super sad.



Freedom

First Documented Storey Building in Nigeria


Slave Chains used for Children

The Umbrella beside her was bought with 10 slaves

Between Chief Daddy & Up North?


I saw CHIEF DADDY and UP NORTH during the new year holiday, as usual I will go straight to what I think about both movies.

CHIEF DADDY
My First Impression was: Another Version of LION HEART, maybe because of Nkem Owoh who acted in both movies, I just felt like I was watching a comical version of the movie LION HEART.
I laughed and I was entertained, the truth is I went into the Cinema with my fingers crossed ( I practically had no expectations, i just wanted to unwind and yes! I did)
Falz, Joke Silva, and Ihuoma Linda were my best acts.

I wish the ticket was 2,000 naira as against the 3,000 naira I paid.

UP NORTH
First Impression: The Government of Bauchi sponsored the Film😊
Tope Oshin who directed UP NORTH showed some great directorial skills, while Banky W in my opinion was the only lead actor worth watching.
I wish the ticket was 1,500 naira as against the 3,000 naira I paid.





Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Happy New Year | It's Time to let go.

To start over first we must let go...


Is there anything that is holding you back?
It could be something as huge as a grudge against someone, who you thought will help your Journey or something as little as pride.
My dear you need to let go and start over, remember, it's never too late and also never too early, the only option we have is to start...
Every Journey begins with a single step, yes! a single step with all the patience you can imagine, just like a toddler learning to walk...

Let us do ourselves the favour of not comparing what we have achieved to the next person as we all have a different path in our journey just as our timelines are different.

While we understand that the time to start is now, there is nothing wrong in starting small, but there is everything wrong in remaining or ending small.

We do not need to worry about the future, or holding back due to the what if's (fear of the unknown), because the principles of life are clear, once you start a Journey, you will definitely get to your destination, No matter how long it takes or how rough the roads may be or even the distractions you meet at some bustops.


Remember what we see as failure are just distractions, what matters is how we rise when we fall.

Every end is an opportunity to have a NEW BEGINNING.

Happy New Year Champions.


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Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Low Price: "Race to the bottom"


I have learnt over the years that even if low pricing gets me more customers It doesn't guarantee profit making. 

Let me explain:

If I charge 50,000naira for  a job with a profit of 1000naira....
Because it is cheap I am likely to get 10clients, and make a total of 10,000naira profit. 
Now serving 10 clients will put me under tremendous pressure and I won't be able to hire assistants since my profit margin is very low. 

Most times I am worn out and not able to satisfy all my customers.

So I decided I rather charge one customer 60,000 and make all the profit from that premium customer, that way I can deliver premium service. 

And yes it has worked for me. 

I understand that people who are into buying and selling can do low profit margin since they sell to the masses, but for a service oriented business like mine, low pricing leads to zero profit, which in turn leads to bankruptcy(RACE TO THE BOTTOM).
Let me know what works for you.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Freelancers Vs Entrepreneurs




I just realized not everyone understands that Freelancers are different from Entrepreneurs.

So I am going to explain:

A Freelancer is:

1. Self employed.
2. Has to be present, using his or her skill. 
3. A freelancer can receive multiple jobs, but attends to each job one after the other.
4. A freelancer does not need to register a company to get jobs and a freelancer's service fee can be paid into his or her personal account.
5. I am yet to see a freelancer with a pension schemeπŸ’

Freelancers include, Writers, Graphic Artist, Film Directors, Video Editors, Virtual Assistants etc

An Entrepreneur is someone who:

1. Develops a business and Register a company.
2. An entrepreneur needs an initial capital to start(I will advice start-ups to start small and grow). 
3. Entrepreneurs are risk takers. 
4. Entrepreneurs have people working with/for their company.
5. Entrepreneurs run a structured organization and their company makes money even if the owner is not physically present.


Guess what an individual can be both a freelancer and an entrepreneur.

I will use myself as an example as I am both. 
As a Freelancer I Write, Produce and Direct Movies. I can't delegate any of the above skill to anyone, meaning I have to be available to render these services to my clients. 

As an Entrepreneur I run a registered company (MyHabit MyFuture Initiative) where we design costumes for movies, manage social media platforms for clients etc.
I work with a team to deliver my clients jobs therefore even if I am on leave and out of the country work goes on and my company makes money. 

Okay, all said.... 
Let me know if you are a freelancer or an entrepreneur or both like meπŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The Power Of Advertising...





...As an entrepreneur, advertising(telling people about my services) which leads to word of mouth referral has been my greatest marketing tool.

Sometimes it feels like no one has seen my advert, but the truth is I don't stop as I understand that all I need is for one person (the right person) who needs my service to see and ones he or she does my long effort is always worth it.

As entrepreneurs we must never be ashamed of advertising our products/service, if no one knows what we do, we will not have clients and without clients our business dies.


Thanks to Social Media, marketing our products and services have become easier.

To learn how to market your product/service as a start-up on Social Media email myhabitmyfuture@gmail.com

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Monday, 12 November 2018

Turning My Passion Into A Business.








It's no news that I don't function well with routine jobs.

I love to Waka Waka(lol).
I love to meet people.
I love to surf the Internet.
I love to watch movies.
I love to Lazy around and Sleep on Monday(If I am not on a movie set or training Clients).
I loveeeeeeeeee Fashion.

Yes!  I love all the above and I am not ashamed to say it. 

Since I am so sure of what I love and what makes me happy, I decided not to deceive myself and stick to my strength (Turning Each Of My Passion to Gold😊😊😊

My income (Film Making, Costume Designing, Social Media razzmatazz😊😊😊, Image Consulting) comes from my passion and it is one of the best part of my life.

We all have what drives us and gives us joy, let's make it our source of income, that way we can make positive impact. 

😘😘😘😘😘😘😘




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