Personal Development

This is is a collection of my blog posts on personal development. It’s a good place to start if you are seeking personal growth and improvement.

Emotional Intelligence 101 – Who Are You?

Emotional Intelligence 101 – Who Are You?

Beta Life SeriesEmotional Intelligence 101 - Who Are You? Samuel OshoAfter being brutally beaten and robbed, a man was left unconscious on the roadside. A psychiatrist was passing by, he paused, looked at the man and exclaimed: “My God, whoever did this, really needs...

Lessons from 2019

Lessons from 2019

  Lessons from 2019 31   DECEMBER 2019 Samuel Osho Wow! 2019, what a year! A year that taught me many lessons and shaped my character in ways unimaginable. I am not here to tell you "to inspire and aspire your desire even when you perspire ..." Wait a...

My 5 Best Reads of 2019

My 5 Best Reads of 2019

  My 5 Best Reads of 201928  DECEMBER 2019Samuel Osho Asides my love for writing, I am a voracious reader that devours books both for relaxation and education. Reading helps to relax tense mental muscles and amplify imagination, it's also an avenue to gather...

Becoming an Effective Listener

Becoming an Effective Listener

Beta Life SeriesBecoming an Effective Listener Samuel OshoStop whatever you are doing, turn your head slowly, and survey your surroundings. Count how many people are talking at the moment. "One, Two, Three, Four, ..." You lost count, right?  It's not just about them,...

Beta Life Series – Why Curiosity Matters

Beta Life Series – Why Curiosity Matters

Beta Life SeriesWhy Curiosity MattersSamuel Osho“Why do we have to wait for the picture,” she inquired impatiently. Inventor Edwin Land had just snapped a picture, and his three-year-old daughter’s question sparked a series of thoughts. This innocent question inspired...

Beta Life Series – What Are you Investing in?

Beta Life Series – What Are you Investing in?

Beta Life SeriesWhat Are You Investing in?  Samuel OshoWhen American statesman Benjamin Franklin died in 1790, he left a sum of $4400 USD as a gift to each of two cities, Boston and Philadelphia. The money had to be loaned out to young married couples at five percent...

Beta Life Series – No Substitutes for Preparation

Beta Life Series – No Substitutes for Preparation

Beta Life SeriesNo Substitutes for Preparation Samuel OshoAward-winning American novelist, Sidney Sheldon was once asked, "What did you do before you wrote your first novel?"    And there he goes, with an epic answer: "I was busy writing other things. I wrote 28...

Beta Life Series – Bad Grades ≠ Bleak Future

Beta Life Series – Bad Grades ≠ Bleak Future

Beta Life SeriesBad Grades ≠ Bleak Future Samuel OshoThe librarians know you by name because you are the first to come and the last to say goodbye. You studied hard and devoured textbooks like a starved soul because you believe in diligence.  You left exam halls with...

Beta Life Series – Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Beta Life Series – Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

Beta Life SeriesStop Comparing Yourself to Others Samuel OshoIt’s a competitive world, but I am resolute about my stance not to compete with anyone. Some few years ago, I shelved the idea of joining the queue to enroll in the endless rat race.    On this other...

Beta Life Series – Accepting Who You Are

Beta Life Series – Accepting Who You Are

Beta Life SeriesAccepting Who You Are Samuel OshoIf you engage in a variety of chitchats, you will probably have a library saturated with diverse versions of yourself. It usually consists of what B told you about your emotions, what F said about your body physique,...

Beta Life Series – How to Reject Rejection

Beta Life Series – How to Reject Rejection

Beta Life SeriesHow to Reject Rejection Samuel OshoWhen Colonel Harlan Sanders hit the streets with his pressure cooker and unique recipe for cooking Southern fried chicken, he was rejected 300 times before he found someone that believed in his dream. A testimony of...

Beta Life Series – Go Back to the Basics

Beta Life Series – Go Back to the Basics

Beta Life SeriesGo Back to the Basics Samuel OshoWhy bother about the union between a noun and an adjective when you don't know what a verb looks like?  How can you create lovely sounds when you can't differentiate musical notes? There is a reason why we started our...

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