Month: July 2016


We bless God for another Monday through which the works of our hands would be blessed. Learning & Training Special, #LTS continues after our first 3 editions dealt with the need and attitude for training on the side of trainers and trainees.


Trainees have weaknesses. Yeah, they do. But why this topic?! By now, I hope every trainer is willing to Train young ones around and Trainees have been conscientised to accept training by way of necessity and attitude. Refer to Editions 1-3 for more understanding.

Trainees have weaknesses. So trainers need to be patient in handling them. No trainee would get everything right from start to finish during training. Some people are naturally good starters while others are slow starters. A trainee at one point or the other might commit a mistake. So trainers need to bear with their frailties.

The attitude of certain trainers to training makes it a challenge to themselves and their trainers. I have seen certain people who should have trained a lot of people by now but surprisingly have trained just a few all because they see trainees as _slippery_ (having the tendency to spoil things), not hardworking enough, not concerned about the work, not passionate enough and so on and so forth. But the truth is every trainer at one point spoilt something as trainee. And trainees have just started climbing the ladder, so mistakes would certainly occur. This situation is akin to an English Teacher expecting a Basic Two/Three pupil to speak impeccable English when it comes to use of TENSES OF VERBS.

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE Mistakes would surely happen. So trainers of our day should be more accommodating of the mistakes of trainees and in that same time, use the moment to correct them without making it looking like they (trainees) are dumb.

A quote I once saw reads: “Don’t look down on people because they don’t act as good as you cos you, yourself never always acted like this until you knew what you know now” Please read it again.

Once upon a time, my spelling (dictation) was not excellent, so I need to understand the weakness of anyone I try teaching how to spell.

NB: This doesn’t mean Trainees should stay in their weakness forever whilst making no attempt to improve.

#BGIM Bless God It’s Monday
#LTS-4 Learning & Training Special Edition 4


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#BGIM on a Tuesday #LTS-3 LEARNING and TRAINING Special Edition 3

Due to a few technical and editorial challenges, #BGIM Bless God It’s Monday couldn’t be released yesterday but we thank God for this blessed Tuesday. We continue from where we left off last week. After #LTS 1 & 2 sought to encourage trainers to willingly train trainees by the RELEASE Principle; followed by trainees making themselves trainable, we continue with Edition 3.


The concept of training is that the trainee should be able to acquire all the needed skills and knowledge from his trainer in order for to become ‘independent’ of his trainer in his field of work. In order to achieve this target 🎯 or goal, the trainee has to undergo the FULL course of the training. But in most training especially the informal ones, the full course of the training scheme is not known by the trainee but by the trainer only.

This phenomenon usually worries the trainee. Because trainees always want to quickly finish their training. No Trainee wants to spend till eternity to finish one training course. Because of this, most trainees unlike the boy Samuel in #LTS-2, would want to move out from under the mentorship and leadership of their trainer, Eli the High Priest because as most young trainees would say “I have arrived”. But the sad thing is, getting to identify and hear God’s voice is just the beginning and not enough for you as a trainee Priest/ Prophet. And hence it doesn’t warrant you leaving your trainer.

Remember, the boy Samuel STILL STAYED under the Mentorship and Training of his trainer, Eli until the training had run its full course.

My mum, a seamstress by profession, usually says this thing: “There are certain attire/dresses 👗 that not every seamstress can sew except those who disciplined themselves to undergo the full apprenticeship under their Madam”. And its very true. If you don’t know and go and give such special attire to a seamstress/tailor, he/she would try very hard but finally ‘spoil’ the dress.

This happens because most trainees like Seamstresses in this case can hardly stay for the Full Course of their training. Because at a certain point, trainees realise that there is nothing new their trainer is now teaching. Point of Correction: SEEMINGLY New their trainer is teaching now.

It’s true that there is nothing new your trainer is teaching now. You are not far from right!!! 👌👌 But you see trainees limit training only to the CLEAR CUT transfer of knowledge and skills (hands and mind). But one thing most trainees don’t know is that there are things beyond skills and knowledge to be learnt from your training. They include but not limited to Wisdom in Handling Difficult Situations like Crisis and Difficult Customers, Expansion of Business, Problem Solving Skills, Good Sense of Judgement, Financial Management, How to Detect Fraud amongst so many others.

So if you think you have acquired all the clear-cut skills and knowledge, know today that your _Training is still not COMPLETE_

#BGIM #LTS-3 Learning & Training Special

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#BGIM Learning and Training Special Edition 2


We continue the Learning & Training Special, #LTS in this week’s #BGIM. After Trainers were urged to train people willingly in order to help them climb higher the ladder of success by the RELEASE PRINCIPLE, we turn our attention to the Trainees.


The huge challenge to Trainers actually is the ATTITUDE of trainees. Most trainers complain that the people that they come across to train of late are NOT TRAINABLE. Why?!

Most young people think they know much or better than their Trainers. Some sadly compare their trainers with other trainers and when their trainers seem to ‘fall short’ of the standard of others, their receptacle of the training reduces.

Like the young boy Samuel in the Bible, he didn’t let the frailties and shortcomings of the priest, Eli affect how he treated or received anything from the priest. It is true God wanted to call Samuel as a prophet he had to pass through the training of Eli, the High Priest. Eli guided Samuel as to how to hear the voice of God after several failed attempts by Samuel in recognising that it was God who was calling him and not Eli, the priest. (Refer to 1 Samuel 3 in the Bible)

After Samuel was able to recognise the voice of God, hear it and most importantly receive a prophecy which literally would have painted a ‘bad picture’ of his trainer, he didn’t snub his trainer. He still continued his normal duties and still revered his trainer. Most trainees of late would certainly have moved out of the training school because now God has bypassed their trainer to start speaking to them the trainee.

Imagine, a young boy being ‘called’ three times by his master at night and still his Master said he didn’t call him. How?!!! My master is just worrying my sleep, he is just exploiting me because I am under him. Same happened to Samuel unknowingly till he recognised the LORD’S voice. Samuel was trainable.

Are you trainable? Do you allow yourself to be trained? No training in this world is ever smooth. There are times you would not even understand why you are undergoing that part of the training session but I tell it is important you go through that training. STILL allow yourself to be trained.

I remember when we were young playing for a local youth football ⚽ club in Kasoa, one thing most of us didn’t like or understand was WARM-UP (where you go round the field for a number of times followed by aerobics and fitness exercises in the centre of the park). We were always dragging our feet 👣 during Warm-Up. Why do we have to do all of this when the football is there to be played? We came to play football ⚽ and not to be doing warm-up.

Some of us never understood it till later on in life. Truth is, if you didn’t allow yourself to be trained in that way, you wouldn’t end up as a successful professional despite all your football talent and skill. Imagine an UNFIT Lionel Messi in football ⚽. He wouldn’t have won any of his 5 Ballon d’Ors.

As a trainee, would you be like the two sons of Eli who were UNTRAINABLE or like Samuel who allowed himself to be trained?

#BGIM Bless God It’s Monday
#LTS-2 Learning & Training Special Edition 2

Watch out for LTS Edition 3.

Edition 1 of LTS can be seen at WRITE_S’ blog at


It’s Monday. Time to work again. Be inspired by this piece.

A German once visited a temple under construction where he saw a sculptor making an idol of God. Suddenly he noticed a similar idol lying nearby. Surprised, he asked the sculptor, “Do you
need two statues of the same idol?” “No,” said the sculptor without looking up, “We need only one, but the first one got damaged at the last stage…”

The gentleman examined the idol and found no apparent damage. “Where is the damage?” he asked. “There is a scratch on the nose of the idol.” said the sculptor, still
busy with his work. “Where are you going to install the idol?”

The sculptor replied that it would be installed on a pillar twenty feet high. “If the idol is that far who is going to know that there is a scratch on the nose?” the gentleman asked.

The sculptor stopped work, looked up at the gentleman,
smiled and said, “I WILL KNOW IT

The DESIRE to EXCEL is EXCLUSIVE of the fact whether SOMEONE else APPRECIATES it or not. “Excellence” is a drive from inside, not outside. Excellence is not for someone else to notice but for your own satisfaction and efficiency.

Don’t Climb a Mountain with an Intention that the World Should See You. Climb the Mountain with the Intention to See the World. This must be your attitude on the job.

Good day 4 God dey

Be informed that #BGIM returns next week.