Tuesday, 19 May 2015

What If We Write A Chapter Per Week?


If we write at least a chapter per week with an average of 12 chapters per book. We'd be writing an average of 4 and a half books per year.

OK if we can't do that and we write a chapter per month with an average of 12 chapters we'd be writing a book per year.

OK maybe we are too busy (we are busy making babies, our "9-5" kills us and shit) so you write a chapter every 4 months, with an average of 12 chapters per book, we'd be writing a book every 4 years.

OK OK OK, maybe we are extremely busy like (we need to discuss with God everyday to discuss the world problems and shit) so we write a chapter per year, with an average of 12 chapters per book, we'd be writing a book every 12 years.

OK if we can't do any of the above, then.... *drops mic*

This is an idea I stumbled on when I was reflecting on how my life have played out. I don't know if it makes any sense whatsoever but here it is anyways.

PS: That is my picture there... erm I know I am a fine boy... Thank you. *smiles*

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com

My First Official Art Work Ever


"It doesn't make any sense"
"Dude are you serious?"
"This can't be art... Dammit!"
"It is shitty"
"Do something else dude"
"Get a job man!"
"This is Crazy man!"

This 'art' portrays and explains better what people see when you tell them about your idea.

This 'art' portrays what creativity looks like in its raw form.

Creativity is senseless and has no meaning in its raw form (not until you create something with it).

And please don't wait till your idea resonates or make sense to everyone before you do something about it.

Take a cue from this: Martin Luther King's Idea for equal voting right didn't make any sense at the time. He was criticized even by blacks, but that didn't stop him from doing things that looked 'crazy' at that time. But now the dude is celebrated and immortalized like a 'god'. It took the world over 40 years after his death to understand what he fought for.

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com

I Finally Found A Rhythm


When I started this blog 5 years ago, I started with random stuffs (Politics,Life,Business,Naija's BS and many more).

Over the years, I have learned to narrow "all of that" into a niche that I think I created for myself - "Ideas that Challenges The Status Quo" niche. So all my ideas are centered around this niche.

But narrowing my articles down to a niche was not really the problem. The problem was that I am/was not consistent with my writing. I'd wake up one morning and say "yeah, I'm going to write an article each day for the rest of the year". Then after writing a couple of articles, I'd go back to my old ways and come up with an excuse of how busy I am and stuffs.

Seeing Seth and Rohan (the real busy guys) write consistently everyday for years challenged me to challenge my attitude. I might not have to right everyday, but I need to find a rhythm.

So after couple of hours meditating, I think I've found my rhythm. I'd write a draft per day and publish them every Tuesday nights (pending the time I get a better rhythm *smiles*).

PS: I think these blogs (aside from Seth and Rohan's) are worth checking out: Yemisi Agusto, Victory Anosike, Ofilispeaks, AVC, The middle finger projectKaylah notes,

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com

Ideas Are Like Orgasms

When you feel that rush, that energy, that passion to do something, create something, act on it with immediate effect.

Stop what you are doing and act on it with immediate effect. Don't chill or say "nice, I work on this *insert idea* later", because that rush is in a rush and it doesn't lasts for long.

So yesterday as I was eating Jollof rice and shikin (by the way Jollof rice is like my best food), I had this crazy topic idea for the book I'm writing. What I'd do on a normal day when i get these ideas, is to grab my phone, launch open the memo pad and pour everything out or better still voice the idea out and record it for later.

But I didn't, probably because the food was too delicious. All I did was 'comment' on the idea "wow this is crazy, I'd work on this stuff later this evening".

So evening time came and I turned on my computer, clicked open MS Word ready to pour out that crazy idea. Guess what happened? Nothing! I stared at that screen for 4 hours and this was all I came up with:
All I came up with was "THE"


Ideas are like Orgasms- they don't last forever and you don't orgasm all the time (I stand to be corrected).

What I trying to say in essence is that when God speaks to you an idea pops up in your head, regardless of how the idea might sound or where you are, do something about it. If you can't, write it down at least.

Tip: Carry a small (pocket-sized) memo pad and a pen too wherever you go, because you don't know when the next crazy idea might surface.

PS: I'm currently on the toilet seat as I write this article because I don't want to flush down this article idea with *ahem* you-know-what.

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com

So You Don't Know What Your Life Purpose Is?


Just do SOMETHING!

If you don't know what your purpose in life is and what your passions are, do anything! Fake the passion, fake the purpose, but make something. It's amazing how the passion shows up once the fear goes away.

I hope this helped.... You may hook me up on twitter or BBM:27621DB4 for free consultation on the subject matter (or for marketing tips)

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com

Asking WHY Is Sexier Than You Think


Why do we have different skin colors?
Why do we have diverse cultures and religions?
Why do we eat?
Why is 1+1 = 2? Why not 11?
Why can't men be pregnant?
Why is this our policy?
Why are we treating people differently?
Why did you change your mind?
Why did you say no?
Why does it work this way?

"Why" is the most important question, not asked nearly enough.

And It is a pity that the society we live in, school, our culture, our religion has made "why" look so ugly that we are too scared to embrace it.

Asking "why" doesn't mean we will get the answer we desire immediately but it brings out the creativity in us, It helps us see differently, it helps us tap into our uniqueness, it helps us to make a positive difference in the world we live.

There are so many things wrong with the status-quo. We need to challenge it by asking "why" again and then again.

Everyone out there creating work that matters asked the question "why".

If we keep asking why all the way to the beginning of the thread, we might come to understand how it is that this is the way we do things around here. And then realize that we might come out ahead if we care enough to change it.

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com

Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Hey Business Owners, We Don't Want To Be Your One-Night Stands No More.

There is this *insert new product* that everyone is screaming about- your colleagues at work, your boss, your pastor and even your crazy dog landlord has it. And it seems as if you are missing out or you wont make it to heaven if you don't get this product.

So one morning, you jumped out of bed and went to the nearest store where you can get this product. The product is so "awesome" that they even have special marketing persons assigned to it. These marketing persons are there to answer your questions and force convince you to buy the product.

The following conversation ensues between you and one of the marketing agents

You: So how much is this XYZ?
M.A: Its is just for $750
You: Erm $750! For this small piece of shit? The one I am using is sold for quarter of that and it still works perfectly okay....
M.A: Yes, this one has the latest *insert one crazy tech term*.....
You: *interrupts* So?
M.A: XYZ can predict the future, It can console you when you are depressed... it can get you a better job... it can....
You: Hmm... Ok. I guess it is worth the price then.
M.A: Thank you for purchasing XYZ. You won't regret it.

XYZ predicted the future and did all those things but after couple of weeks, XYZ starts malfunctioning. Then you call the company's customer service for help, a certain lady named Trisha attended to you but all she said was trash- nothing significant to help your situation.

You swear, curse, Pray and fast all to no avail.... 

Most businesses are like this, they are only interested in one-night stands - Their main goal is the initial sale. So they put up crazy ads on blogs, TV, Radio, some even spam interrupt your inbox with crazy and sexy deals just to get your attention. 

Just like pick up artistes, they just have sex with you and leave you hurting. Poor customer service delivery, no after sales support... nothing!

This is a very wrong way to do business and it pains me to see emerging small businesses make use of that "one-night stand" model.

Why have one-night stands when you can build a long-term relationships with your customers. It is a win-win if you must ask me because long-term relationships even results to more sex (sales). In a long term relationship you can try out new styles (introduce new products) with your customers. And they even tend to tell your friends how great you are in bed.

But starting a long term relationship with your customers, unlike one-night stands  involves commitment which means showing up almost all the time. Yes it is hard, but it is definitely worth it.

This resonates with almost everyone (because we are all selling something), especially if you are creating something.  Your customers are not fans and you are not a celebrity, you owe them.

If you just published a "bad ass" book, Don't just be a one-night book stand, You can start a blog for people to see what you are up to or even send in their feed-backs. Try to reply comments, reply emails, return calls.... give back the best way you can. Re-connect with that man that assisted you with your job search.... Always aim to build long-term relationships with your clients and people around you that matters (I know some people can be ass-holes).

The one-night stands might sound like fun but it is just stupid. Even after God created man, he is still interested in a long term relationship with him. If God could do that, I mean.... *drops mic*

Photo Credit:quotepictures

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com



Monday, 11 May 2015

If You Want To Be Successful... Have Sex With Successful People

Get closer to successful people.
Read about them.
Stalk them.
Study their mistakes.
Learn from them.

The hard truth is that there are no quick-fix solutions to problems you may will encounter on your path to success. The "not-so-hard" thing to do is to make sure you consistently spend time with those who have "done-did-it".

Why spend time alone making old mistakes when you can easily access those that have done what you want to do, learn from their mistakes, and make better ones.

Getting closer to people that have "done-did-it" has now been very easy, thanks to the technological advancements and the connection economy.

Regardless of whatever you intend creating, there is always someone out there ready to help. All you need to do is look in the right places.

This is what I do most times- Maybe you should try it out too (if you don't already have a game plan).
  1. Get a jotter or a note pad and write down things you need to find out pertaining the stuff you intend creating. For Example: If you intend starting a blog, you should write down the questions you need answers to like "What do I need to start a blog?" "What should the design look like?"....
  2. Then You "Google it"... Type in all your crazy questions (it is free don't worry). And digest all the information you can get.
  3. Go for a Coffee break and filter those information for the useful ones. How do you then distinguish the BS from the real stuff? This is what I do; I search for the author of the journals I read to see their track record (if they really know shit about what they are saying). Then I follow them on Twitter. first then LinkedIn. 
  4. Then I send them E-mails and mention them on twitter that I sent them an email. 
  5. Don't stop at one E-mail, most of these guys are extremely busy and they get thousands of mails per day. So you keep them messages coming ( It's still free, don't worry).
  6. Ask you questions.
  7. Go the extra mile by reaching out to them in person if you can. Get closer to them the best way you can.
  8. Share your mistakes with them.
  9. Keep connecting with them.
Successful people are generous and are always ready to help. So get closer to them. Romance them and even have crazy sex with them and trust me you'd give birth to success.

Kindly share with me your own game plan. I'd really appreciate new ideas that will give me the opportunity to have sex with more successful people. Thanks.

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com

Friday, 8 May 2015

How Did We Get Here?

When I was much younger, everything seemed magical, I embraced fear; in fact it was my best companion, after food of course. I danced in the rain, I believed in Santa Claus Father Christmas- How the guy was able to reach all the kids was a mystery. I just knew he always turned up. I'd beg my dad to help me put my broken tooth on the roof sheets where the tooth fairy will see it easily anytime he came visiting.

I also remember wanting to be a doctor because I loved the way they looked and an Engineer and an Accountant and a  Politician Priest. I also wanted to travel to hell space... I wanted to be everything. I believed I could be anything and everything.

I was already having sex making magic with crayons before I even got to third grade. School was fun, crazy fun. I made a lot of mistakes and got away with them.

I had dreams, I wanted to be the richest man in the country, married to a beautiful wife by the time I turned 25.

Flash forwards to this date. I'm few years shy from turning 30 and I'm nowhere close to becoming the richest man in my state, let off the Country. And a beautiful wife? I have not really been lucky with women....

WHAT HAPPENED?
I studied Chemical Engineering in one of the worst colleges in the country and I have got a job with a radio station. I have two blogs and two startups I'm working on (don't let me go deep on that one) and I earn stipends from speaking engagements and I also have Teens I teach self development and business on weekends (when I have the time).

This was not the "future me" I envisioned when I was 5 years old.

Life happened.

There are two ways to look at these; the first is to reflect on your past and commit suicide live in regrets for the rest of life. The second thing to do (which I did and still do) is to reflect on your past, embrace it and ask "how did we get here?

"How we did we get here?" is a powerful question that helps you reflect on where you have been, mistakes you have made, what your passions are, how you have affected the world positively and negatively, people you have killed and saved mentally, what ways you have survived and lived life....

This was the question I asked myself couple of years ago, and it has helped me figure out what I really want out of life. Four years ago, my life was a lot worse than it is now, I was living a disjointed and confused life. I was scared to take a leap or make mistakes. I never knew what I wanted.

But over the years, I have reflected on my past, asked the "How did we get here" question and I have learnt to pursue my passion, I know what I really (stressing the R-E-A-L-L-Y) want out of life and I am working towards them

I am no longer scared of failure or mistakes. I have re ignited my passion for magic... I learn new things everyday and I feel younger each day. I might not be able to dance in the rain (if I want any girl to take me seriously) but I have fun and LIVE life as opposed to surviving it.

In conclusion, things might not work out the way we plan but that doesn't mean we should commit suicide over it or live in regrets. My favorite quote about life is "Welcome to a world where shit happens... All the time". So just take a time out to reflect on your pasts and do better for yourself.

The most important thing is to feel that magic you had when you were 5 years old, that feeling that anything is possible. That feeling where you are not scared of making mistakes... Then go out and make magic with your life.

Book I am reading at the moment: Be The Elephant: Build a bigger, better business - Steve Kaplan

Song that has been driving crazy this past week: Bad Girl Special - Mr 2kay feat Patoranking

PS: If you need help with re-igniting that magic or discovering your potentials in life, send me an email or add me on BBM: 27621DB4... And you can listen to my alter ego #KingSadiq (the crazy one) live every tuesday night on Eko 89.7fm from 10.40pm-12am


Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Seth Speaks: I am 'anti-business', you might be too


I have been busy having sex   creating something that matters and It has not been so easy for me these past few days. I don't think I would  be as consistent as I was with this blog but I'd try my best to put up at least two articles every week pending the time I orgasm  free up my schedule.

But here is one quality article from Seth Godin that you should read- It's a little bit focused on business and entrepreneurship but it also resonates with our everyday live.....

I am 'anti-business', You might be too 
A hundred and fifty years ago, when people finally began organizing to eliminate child labor in American factories, they were called anti-business. There was no way, the owners complained, that they could make a living if they couldn’t employ ultra-cheap labor. In retrospect, I think businesses are glad that kids go to school--educated workers make better consumers (and citizens).
Fifty years ago, when people realized how much damage was being done by factories poisoning our rivers, those supporting the regulations to clean up the water supply were called anti-business. Companies argued that they’d never be able to efficiently produce while reducing their effluent. Today, I think most capitalists would agree that the benefits of having clean air and water more than make up for what it costs to create a place people want to live—the places that haven't cleaned up are rushing to catch up, because what destroys health also destroys productivity and markets. (And it's a good idea).
When the bars and restaurants went non-smoking in New York a decade ago, angry trade organizations predicted the death knell of their industry. It turns out the opposite happened.
The term anti-business actually seems to mean, “against short-term waste, harmful side effects and selfish shortcuts.” Direct marketers were aghast when people started speaking out against spam, but of course, in the long run, ethical direct marketers came out ahead. 
If anti-business means supporting a structure that builds a foundation where more people can flourish over time, then sign me up.
A more interesting conversation, given how thoroughly intertwined business and social issues are, is whether someone is short-term or long-term. Not all long-term ideas are good ones, not all of them work, but it makes no sense to confuse them with the label of anti-business.
Successful businesses tend to be in favor of the status quo (they are, after all, successful and change is a threat) perhaps with a few fewer regulations just for kicks. But almost no serious businessperson is suggesting that we roll back the 'anti-business' improvements to the status quo of 1890.
It often seems like standing up for dignity, humanity and respect for those without as much power is called anti-business. And yet it turns out that the long-term benefit for businesses is that they are able to operate in a more stable, civilized, sophisticated marketplace.
It’s pretty easy to go back to a completely self-regulated, selfishly focused, Ayn-Randian cut-throat short-term world. But I don’t think you’d want to live there.

You may check out seth's blog here

Book I'm Reading At The Moment:
The Magic by Rhonda Byrne

Music I'm Listening To At The Moment:
The Album About Nothing - Wale

Quote That Has Been Doing It For Me:
"If You Don't Like Where You Are... MOVE, You Are Not A TREE!" - Sadiq Daniel.

PS: Thanks to Victory, Chine, Maryln, Moka and Phil for your emails. And Veronica that actually CALLED me on my phone - That is the awesomest thing that has happened to me this month. You guys inspire me to keep creating work that matters.

Sadiq Daniel is a certified Crazy Writer and Teens Coach that blogs on business, Self- development, Life lessons and Ideas that challenges the status quo... You can pursue him on Twitter: @sadiqspeaks LinkedIn: Sadiq Daniel and Email:Sadiqdaniel@gmail.com