Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Our journey to greatness isn't always with a sudden leap. We always have to go through the depths, the curves and the bends. A straight line usually is the shortest distance between two points, yet not many straight lines exist between you and your goals, but the destination predetermined always helps our resolve to forge ahead and to keep moving.
In the same way, you might possibly drive or walk through some sinking sand where all you got to do is to keep moving and never stop forging ahead. If you choose your path carefully; then you should choose to enjoy the journey.
A journey is a continuum in time, we explored some aspects of this in the journey series.
At some points in a journey, you possibly would get into a valley or a storm but be persuaded the valley usually is a transition phase between another level ground or the mountain top. One lesson in the storm is to know that God is always in the storm; He is not the storm nor is He with the storm but He is with you in the Storm.
You can either endure or enjoy a journey, the main tone of my voice today is to just enjoy the journey.

Enjoy the journey!

Your Billion-dollar friend,

Emmanuel Ayeni

Life coach,Engineer and Entrepreneur

Friday, June 26, 2015


It's a great day! As usual I like to share from my Monday Morning weekly show on Twitter- #RiseToGreatness.

Emmanuel AYENI ‏@Emmandus Jun 22
It's a great day and a new edition of #RiseToGreatness starts now!
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1. In our quest for Greatness, it's instrumental to note that the secrets of great men is their stories. #RiseToGreatness

2.Stories of great men mirror their experiences and their thoughts are a reflection of their values #RiseToGreatness
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3. For experiences of great men read their stories or biographies; for their values check out their thoughts or quotes #RiseToGreatness
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4. Today I love to see what a few great men have said about the subject of #Greatness. #RiseToGreatness
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5.Shakespeare:Be not afraid of Greatness.Some are born great, some achieve greatness &some have greatness thrust upon them. #RiseToGreatness
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Now I have shared more more quotes that could not be tweeted during the 'Show'

7. Albert Einstein, Scientist and Nobel Price Winner
“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”― Albert Einstein

8. Ralph Waldo Emerson, Poet and Lecturer
“A great man is always willing to be little.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson

9. Mario Puzo, Writer and Author
“Great men are not born great, they grow great . . .” ― Mario Puzo, The Godfather

10.Mahatma Gandhi, Activist and Leader
“The greatness of humanity is not in being human, but in being humane.” ― Mahatma Gandhi

11. It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.- Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Philosopher

Keep Reaching for Greatness- It's in you!

Emmanuel Ayeni

Life-coach,Engineer and Entrepreneur

Friday, June 12, 2015


19th century American  Poet,lecturer and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson said  “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."

It's in you. The past the present and the future is in you. All that you were, all that you currently are and all you can ever dream of becoming is all within you.
The fading echoes of the past; the thrilling inspirations of this  present time which you now experience and the aspirations and hopes of the future are right within you.

The gifts, talents that you need are already within you. The opportunities  you seek are right within you.
I will draw some wisdom from a story told by Russell H. Conwell in his famous book Acres of Diamond. Hali Afed stayed on a very big farm in Philadelphia, it was a farm with lush fields, fresh green vegetations and a little crystal clear stream flowing in his backyard. Hali Afhed bustling with health and vitality was happy and contented. He was happy because he was contented and he was contented because he was happy. But one day Ali's close friend came and told him about some rocks found in a distant land; it was a rock hard and sparkling, a piece of which could make any man rich for life. so Ali thought so much about this rocks with the fact that he needed to go and get one for himself, that night Ali went to bed a poor and discontented man; he was poor because he was discontented and discontented because he was poor.
Long story short. Ali sold his big farm and travelled far not minding the harsh weather in pursuit of  this shiny precious rocks called diamonds. He spent all. He found nothing.As he lay sick, miserable and expecting nothing but death under the dark skies on a cold night, he heard the travellers discuss what happened at Ali Hafed's farm in Philadelphia,One sunny morning the servant of the new owner brought in some shiny looking rocks they found while the donkeys drank from the stream. And this new owner had put them on his study table until a priest who lived nearby saw them and spotted them for what they were the- rarest diamonds anyone can find,
And this back yard became the biggest diamond mines in the States. This story illustrates the fact that All you have always wanted is within you.
The very substance through which all things are made is in you.
You have probably heard of the 7 wonders of the world but I am sure you might not know until now that you, my dear friend; that you, yes you are  the eight wonder of the world. Because the vast shining  potentials and talents in the world, the books not yet written, the songs uncomposed,the greatest speech yet to be delivered, the world's newest invention the greatest diamond Mines in the world lies right within you. There is greatness within you, and I celebrate your greatness today!

Thank you!

The Toastmaster!

Emmanuel Ayeni

Life coach, Engineer and Entrepreneur

(This was my Speech project 4, delivered on Thursday 11th June at Merit Toastmaster, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria. Wacth the video on YouTube IT'S IN YOU: http://youtu.be/TtSogK54Rc8

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


I just read an inspiring story from a friend and I hope to pass it on. I call it THE SURVIVOR.

The Hut
The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small, uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for God to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements, and to store his few possessions.

One day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, and soon there was nothing left. The worst had happened, and everything was lost. He was stunned with disbelief, grief, and anger. "God, how could you do this to me?" he cried. Early the next day he was awakened by the sound of a ship approaching the island. It had come to rescue him. "How did you know I was here?" asked the weary man of his rescuers. "We saw your smoke signal," they replied.

It's easy to get discouraged when things are going bad, but we shouldn't lose heart, because God is at work in our lives, even in the midst of pain and suffering. Remember this the next time your "hut" seems to be burning to the ground. It just may be a smoke signal that summons the grace of God.

Monday, June 8, 2015



(Today I am doing something unique, sharing my live Monday Twitter class #RiseToGreatness ahead of its 8am take off time with my blog audience and close contacts...read on!)

Emmanuel Ayeni
Twitter: @emmandus #RiseToGreatness

It's a great day! And it's nice bringing a fresh edition of #RiseToGreatness

Today, I like to speak on Be the Light
Light has a unique property and characteristic.
Science has proven that Light is capable of existing in two forms as a particle and as a wave.

Never underestimate the power of a little speck of light, you only need to bring many more together to grow its intensity.

Wave is a disturbance, so light can be a disturbance to those who dwell in the dark.

A wave transmits energy in its course, so light goes along with good energy as it travels along.

The angle of incidence of light is same as the angle of its reflection. So light behaves in a way to justify the effects of a particular cause.

The most profound destiny of light is to shine, illuminate and to intensify a view.

Every one has a measure of light but it's all in our power to make it shine .

Jesus said Let your light shine before men, they will see it and glorify your Father in heaven.

It is the single destiny of light to shine.
The greatest threat and lasting solution to darkness isn't wailing or panicking, but  Shining...

We must always shine in character and good works before good words. Great walks before great talks.

Great deeds will trump great needs when we choose to Shine!

And in Marianne Williamson's words; by shining we give others permission to do the same- shine

By being the light others receive freely from your light and they shine in their full brightness.
Shine where you are; Lead, inspire , influence , motivate and innovate with a difference.

Please say with me today; I am an exemplary leader. Today I make conscious effort to shine, I am the light of the world a city set on a hill cannot be hidden.

Rise To Greatness!

Emmanuel Ayeni
Life coach, Engineer and Entrepreneur

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Sunday, June 7, 2015


It's a wonderful Sunday and I was supposed to attend live a wonderful service Excel2015 put together by RCCG LP20 Apapa Family. Fortunately I am connected to the live stream and I share the link here http://rccgapapafamily.net/index.php/live-streaming/

This service has in attendance great agents of Change like the MAn of God , Pastor E.A Adeboye(Daddy G.O), Pastor Mrs Folu Adeboye,the vice-President of the Federal Republic of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,His Excellency,Pastor Prof. Yemi Osibajo and his beautuiful wife, His Excellency Oludolapo Osibajo, the Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency Akinwunmi Ambode and the beautiful first lady and many other dignitaries.

The programme themed "Riding on the Wings of Eagles" is indeed a fulfillment of prophecy.

Happy Sunday


Emmanuel Ayeni


Friday, June 5, 2015


Gradually the year rolls bye. I welcome you to a brand new month... have a blast.
Live your life to the fullest
Appreciate and value feedback
Listen more and speak less
We all are a work in progress.

Sail outside your comfort zone and be all God has destined you to be. Your best days are ahead...Be expectant!


Emmanuel Ayeni

Lifecoach, Engineer and ENtrepreneur