10 Books That Will Reshape Your Mind

Among the many books we found on shelves in our bookstores and online, here are some you may choose to read, if you are really not ready to go through the painstaking process of selecting the best books to start with. Coming from mostly world-renowned authors, these are some of the best-reads that you can find. They will refill, refresh and reshape your mind absolutely.

  1. Rich Dad, Poor Dad, Robert Kiyosaki

This book, by Robert T. Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter is one of the fastest selling books today. If you haven’t seen a copy, then you must have at least heard about it. What are the traits of the rich? How are they different from the behaviours of the poor? How can you know whether you will be rich or poor in future without using a Tarot card or other magical means and also secure a wealthy future? Kiyosaki tells you exactly how. You must have heard about the Rich Dad’s Cashflow Quadrant. Don’t only hear about it – get to know everything about being either rich or poor, by reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad.

2. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Steven Covey

What we get in life as output is a product of how we live our lives. Our habits determine our outcomes. What are habits in the first place? What are the necessary traits to be efficient and effective? Steven Covey carries you aloft with the lucid elaboration of the necessary traits which you never ever knew before, which will leave you absolutely nonplussed. You will certainly want to propose this book for your loved ones when you get to read it.

3. The Science of Getting Rich, Wallace D. Wattles

If you’d ask me which principle I could grab from Wallace D. Wattles’ book, I would say it is “Gratitude”. The language and techniques of getting rich are very succinctly elucidated in this work. It’s a master piece. Read it, and be rich!

4. Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill

Aaasshh!!! One of the bestsellers as early as the 90s. After interviewing 2000 rich men, Napoleon Hill was able to enlist the key principles that made people rich. His ideas are worth taking note of, if you must grow rich indeed. You may have thought you are putting in your best all this while. But when you’ll read this book, you won’t only discover what you are not doing – you’ll find out how to do the right things in the right way and in the right time.

5. The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent

When we talk of mind repositioning, Sir Norman Vincent Peale’s ideas will completely reshape and sharpen your reasoning. Positive thinking as a lifestyle to achieve success? Yes! He says your life evolves around your mind. You’ll discover how. Just get to read this bestseller.

6. The Power of Your Mind, Chris Oyakhilome

OMG!!! The Power of Your Mind! This book is a relevant self-confidence and action driving lesson from the eloquent, experienced, anointed and well loaded worldwide famous televangelist and preacher, Pastor Chris Oyakhilome. Written by the best-selling Rhapsody of Realities’ author, you’ll never regret getting to spend time to read this book. Learn how to condition your mind as God says you should, and see things work out the way He wills, and how you want it.

7. The Purpose Driven Life, Rick Warren

Pastor of one of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States of America, Rick Warren introduces a forty day’s journey that will lead you into discovering your purpose in life. God’s reason for creating you and placing you here on earth. This timely devotional is also a New York Time’s bestseller with over 1,000,000 copies sold. Whatever stage your life may be in now, join the race and engage in this forty-day journey. Your life will never be the same after this.

8. Think Differently, Paschal Brenya

Think Differently is one of those books I will call a practical day-to-day manual. One peculiar thing that you will find is that, you will be able to discover accurately what traits define you. You’ll be able to know whether you are aggressive, progressive or persuasive. Find out how you can improve upon yourself, discover the key aspects of self-development and become smarter in the 21st Century.

9. 50 Ways to Fall in Love With Your Life, Gay Walley

Not one of those typical best sellers though, this free ebook found on bookboon is one of those pieces you will enjoy reading. It contains over fifty principles to make your life beautiful and just perfect the way you want it. How to fall in love with your life. If you don’t love reading books with long chapters, this book is just the ideal one for you. It brings out some of life’s greatest principles in the simplest form.

10. Creating a New Beginning, David Abioye

You had it too much with failure so much so that you are almost giving up? Or, perhaps, are you already down with no hope of rising up again? Do you think all your greatest efforts are shattered and you have no willingness to make an extra effort again? Bishop David Abioye tells you in the simplest terms what God says about rejuvenation. Trust me, you’ll get right on your feet before you’re done reading through this beautiful book. If you think there’s some hyperbole in what am saying, then try and see for yourself!

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Dealing With Sleepiness During Studies

It’s usually frustrating when the times that you need to be awake most rather seem to be the time that you feel sleepy. Sleep is very important for one’s mental health, and adequate rest is necessary to enhance one’s success. However, there may be times when you just need to get sleep out of the way, to focus during your study time. Here are some tips on how to deal with sleep during study time.

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1. Avoid sitting positions that are too comfortable
Sit on a seat with a backrest before a table when you study, in an upright position. Do not lie on your bed or support your jaw with your palm when studying. When you lie on your bed while studying you may get into lazy mode. When this happens, you fall asleep more easily. Do not also place your eyes too close to your book, because it will make you sleep.
2. Do not take heavy meals before studying
In case you have heavy meal, you’re certain to feel naturally lazy, and the most likely step you’ll take next is to lie on the bed. Your focus and retention power decreases because of overabundant utilization of food. Generally an early lunch and dinner is prescribed for student. Don’t skip dinners or go without food. Study becomes more difficult with an empty stomach. Mostly students feel hungry after continuous study and in case this happens then some snacks are recommended. Fruits are also the best snacks you can take at any time. Eating food like rice or beans will only help you sleep more. Eat food that is easy to digest too.
3. Avoid studying subjects or topics that are difficult at night
During the night you are likely to feel more sluggish if you try to tackle a complex chapter or study a difficult subject. Study the difficult topics at the early hours of the day. At night time, you should pick those topics which are easier and interesting. For night studies favourite subjects are recommended. I will advise you study subjects like Mathematics that deal with calculations at night, so that you will always remain awake and active.
4. Avoid placing a fan at your study location
Fans will not help put out sleep from your eyes. Fans will only help put you to rest. A fan will blow a fresh breeze that will make you feel so comfortable like a warm massage. Whether at school or at home, avoid placing a fan at your study location, and make wind does not blow directly in your face.
5. Drink lots of Water
When you drink water often, you don’t fall asleep easily. However, this may send you to the bathroom often to urinate, but it works out perfectly well.
6. Stroll for a moment
When you feel sleepy, you can stand up for a while and stroll in an out of the classroom. If you are at home, you could also walk around the room, which will help clear your eyes from the sleepiness or dizziness. If it is sunny outside, strolling will help you get vitamin D which will boost your energy.
7. Reduce your sugar/caffeine intake
It is true that drinking water will help clear off sleep, but do not make the mistake to think that a sweet drink could be a substitute. The amount of caffeine and sugar in carbonated soft drinks will make you less attentive, and consequently lead to loss of attention during studies. When you lose study concentration during the night especially, the next thing is that you will fall asleep. Though caffeine may be seen as a good stimulant to keep you awake, sugar will only dish out sleep to your eyes in full measure. Coffee may help to keep you active, but too much caffeine could be harmful too. Try as much as possible to avoid your inorganic sweet drinks intake. Also, do not drink milk during or before studies. It will make you sleepy and unable to concentrate.
8. Take some rest during the day
If you take an afternoon nap, you can be assured that you will stay awake at night. Siesta is very important. You cannot cheat nature. If after working for the whole day the body is tired, the tendency is that it will need some rest. Do not only be obsessed about completing the scheme of work you have to study. If you sleep well, you will study well too. If you are aware that you overburdened yourself the whole night that it is hard to do away with sleep, you can take a cat nap (sleep for about 15 to 30 minutes), and use an alarm to wake you up.
9. Read out loudly
Speak out to yourself when you are studying. When your lips move, your whole body too is focused on your book and as a result, you will be able to stay awake. Calling out the figures on your calculator or the chapter topic from your study manual will enhance your steadiness and give the confidence that you are on the right track. It is good to take notes as you read out to yourself as well.
10. Take a cold shower
If you have attempted other means to stop sleeping to no avail, one helpful tip is to take a bath. This will keep your body refreshed, and you will be relieved from any tiredness or dizziness. You may also spray perfume with a sweet fragrance to ensure that the smell keeps you awake. Where taking a bath is not possible, wash your face simply with cold water.
11. Proper Time Management
If you want to avoid sleep while studying, you need to maintain a proper time for everything. You need to maintain a proper time for sleeping, studying and eating. Always make sure you go to bed early, so that you will wake up early in the morning. If you study at night, make sure you go back to bed before it is morning, else you may feel sleepy throughout the day. Without sufficient night’s sleep, you cannot have a successful day’s work. It is beneficial to sleep early and get up early in the morning, probably at 6am. Therefore you need to plan and organize your daily routine properly and go to bed early in the night and get up early in the morning.
12. Study Early in the Morning
Research has supported the fact that if a person studies for at least two hours in the early morning, his level of concentration increases. Your concentration level will increase to the extent that your two hours of studying will equal other peoples’ six hours of studying, the reason being that your mind is fresh in the morning after night sleep and both your mind and body act swiftly in the morning, thus helping in increasing the concentration level.
13. Study in Groups
An effective way to save time from sleeping always is to study in groups. This will help keep you awake, alert and active, since you will be sharing ideas and solving together. This is effective most especially between 1pm and 4pm of the Sleep Wake Cycle during which there is a natural tendency for one to fall asleep.

Define A Course And Live After It

To achieve success in life, it is very crucial to decide what course you are to take and at what time. The popular and very successful persons we have in the world today did not necessarily acquire the best education. As a matter of fact, many of the popular billionaires and celebrities we have today in the entertainment, fashion and innovation industries were only partly educated. Some of them did not even go to school at all, but they were able to make it big.

You may wonder what their secret is. The simple thing is that they defined a course in life and decided to walk after it. The Mama Gs, Mr. Ibus, Bill Gates… they knew what they wanted to do… the difference they wanted to create, and the impact they were interested in making worldwide. That was what guided the them through the different challenges and paved the way for their successes.

If you must make it too then, you have to define what you want to get in life. What difference do you want to make? Do you want to be thee best female actress there is in your country? Do you want to be the most influential motivational speaker? Do you want to have the most innovative transport company or– what is it you want to do to make a difference?

Unless you ask yourself these questions and decide what course to follow in life, your studies and other endeavours will not be geared towards a particular direction, and you will only be a jack of all trades and a master of none. As the famous adage goes, “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will take you there”. So, today, decide and clearly define what it is you want to live after and what legacy you want to leave behind, work for it and let it be your watch word. That way, you will be able to make it big in whatever domain you have chosen.

Child Enrichment As Future Leaders (CEAFL) Advisory Board Appoints New Executive

It was with applause and absolute approbation, that the members of CEAFL got the news of the new executive management team of the organization. Stemming from the association’s own team members, the appointees were chosen by the careful scrutiny of the Advisory Board of the organization.

The appointment decision was announced by the C.E.O/Founder Ngu Achi Justance, at the pioneer meeting for the year 2018 which took place in Buea on Saturday January 27, 2018. Here is a run-down of the appointments:

President-Che Herbert Ambesi

Vice President-Master Paschal Chinaemeze

Secretary General-Lenore Muna Efeti

Financial Administrator-Nta Mimbang Francky

Programs Coordinator-Esin Simon

Treasurer-Dongfak Laura

Public Relations Officer-Che Minette

The appointment featured promotions of some persons from one position to another, and the appointment of other members to the leadership positions. The new members of the executive all promised to remain committed in teamwork, so that the organization will achieve its objectives efficiently and effectively.