6 months ago     By PAUL JOHN HEYMAN

I grew up saying the Nigerian pledge at least twice every week in school.

Every time we were are assembled, we did a number of routines, sang the National Anthem and recited the pledge.

We will all with uniformed voices, place our palms on the left side of our chest and chant it.

So even though we grew up saying it, some of us have never thought about what we were saying or the commitment we were making to Nigeria.

I love my country; Nigeria. Every time I recite the pledge, I hear myself commit to her and God hears me too because I call on Him for strength.

But before I can serve Nigeria, I m... more

My son starts school today. It is all going to be strange and new to him for a while and I wish you would treat him gently. It is an adventure that might take him across continents. All adventures that probably include wars, tragedy and sorrow. To live this life will require faith, love and courage.

So dear Teacher, will you please take him by his hand and teach him things he will have to know, teaching him – but gently, if you can. Teach him that for every enemy, there is a friend. He will have to know that all men are not just, that all men are not true. But teach him also that for every sco... more

5 months ago     By PAUL JOHN HEYMAN

A few years ago, I was in a very low place, not underneath the earth, No! I mean I wasn't very happy with myself because I was taking every excuse life was giving me instead of going forward. I was suffering from different kinds of 'excusitis-a mind-deadening thought disease'

I was comparing myself to everyone I knew, I think I even created fictional characters in my mind and compared myself to them. I justified my reason for not going after what I wanted with different reasons.

When someone asked me about my dreams, I would often say 'but Ms X is already doing what I want to do'. Many people ... more

5 months ago     By PAUL JOHN HEYMAN

No imagination can prepare you for the weight of some challenges. No plan B to Z. It may look as though there is no way out but if you wouldn't let go of the end you see, bit by bit, a little here, a little there your process will be forced to line up and meet the end that you have seen, and then you will laugh last.

You will sit at the table with a glass of wine 🍷 in hand telling your process story at the end. The clinking of the glasses will remind you of why the process didn't shatter you. Your imagined-end has become your reality-end. You will look nothing like your process or challenge be... more

5 months ago     By PAUL JOHN HEYMAN

Question 1: Why read so much?

Answer: Reading stimulates your mind and stretches your thinking. You gain ideas! It’s like having a conversation with some of the world’s brightest people, without leaving your home. You’ll do your job better. You’ll become a more interesting person. You can be inspired. It expands your world.

Question 2: I don't like reading, maybe books aren't for me?

Answer: You are no longer a baby. You have to do what is necessary to grow. A good example is brushing your teeth, some people don't like to brush but it's an absolute necessity to avoid bad breath. So reading is ... more

2 months ago     By PAUL JOHN HEYMAN

On one of the days when I sat to think and ponder, these words flowed into my heart. I picked my pen and wrote them down. It's a commitment to the dream and vision I have on my inside. more

What's the first thing that comes to your mind when I say ‘travel’ – Vacation? Meeting new people? Or maybe, Instagrammable sunsets? While traveling can be exciting and exhilarating, it's so much more than sipping margaritas on a sun-soaked beach. more