Creating Our Own Vision Board And Bought A Very Practical Goal Planner

I am now married. I have stopped writing daily. I now have employees. I now do more business management and admin activities than technical activities.

Everything I have said in my previous posts that I would not do, it seems I have done.

It is not that I am married that made me stop writing daily. I have stopped writing daily months before I got married last December. The reason is because I now see how easily people misread things (in general, and not particular to things said/authored by me) and I am trying to optimize (focus more on very few deliberate things especially now that I am responsible for the success of the people who work with me).

One of the steps I am taking this year to live a more focused and balanced life is getting a vision board conspicuously displayed in our bedroom and filled with photos + contents that will inspire us (my wife and me) to creating the future we want.

The car and the house (with a swimming pool) are my wife's. 

I use it to daily bring to my consciousness my long term goals of building Nigeria's first truly online stocks brokerage firm and building Nigeria's most dependable robust investment analysis platform. 

I sneaked in a lot of motivational quotes to keep me daily positively energized. I also put in some short term goals -- passing my March CIS level 2 exams, passing my Microsoft Power BI 77-778 exam, building a training curriculum for the AFM certification exam, making training videos, restarting our monthly webinars etc.

I am also discontinuing consulting (focusing solely on training and mass market solutions) as it is the least productive use of our company resources -- time and talents. I wrote it there on our vision board.

My wife says I have used up the space on the vision board with barely any space left for her to put her vision guides. I couldn't resist leaving unused spaces on it. Will gladly rearrange and take down some of mine to make space for any she wants to add.

We also bought goal oriented daily planners, mainly to help my wife with her personal and professional development. We found out that unlike me, who follows no well laid out strategy and milestones in setting and attaining my goals, she needs a well illustrated plan with weekly micro goals that builds up to achieving the big long-term and medium-term goals she has.

I try to religiously fill my planner daily. It is a pleasant new experience. Never used a planner before, and the Simple Elephant Planner we bought, after reading a lot of online reviews and comparing popular options, is an amazing well-designed practical planner.

BTW, what do you guys think about the election postponement? 

It's a very saddening news I woke up to this morning. And it has affected our training classes scheduled for Feb 22-23 and March 8-9, 2019. 


  1. Congratulations on getting married. May you get all the joys and pleasures that go with marriage!

  2. I always look forward to your post because there is always something to take home from there............God bless you and your Family


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