The journey to the Paid Professional’s blog and why I started blogging.
My name is Kehinde Ibiyeye. Most people plainly call me Kenny. I am a legal professional by training and I am passionate about people development, successful living, and personal achievement. So, naturally, I love to see the best in people.
Also, I am passionate about the ICT world. Some of my friends jokingly call me the ICT lawyer.
While in undergrad school I was a member of AIESEC which is an international platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potentials. It was on the platform AIESEC that I learnt about Talent Management (an equivalent of Human Resource Management) and developing a professional lifestyle. This was in combination with what I was learning as a legal practitioner.
I was admitted into the Nigerian Law School in December 2014 and I was called to the Bar in December 2015.
During my mandatory National Youth Service Corps year, I learnt about blogging and the idea of this blog came into being.
This blog was created out of curiosity and as an experiment. I told myself I wanted to learn how to be successful at blogging.
Basically, I like to read online, so, I equally want to share knowledge online for people to read too. This will help me improve on my writing skills. Blogging involves a lot of creativity.
This blog was created in 2016 and so far I have learnt a lot. It has been a great journey of discovery. I had to learn a lot about blogging and I’m still learning every day.
The journey started with me posting a few articles but I did not share it publicly. Only a few friends knew I had a blog. I was just happy that I had a few posts on my blog for the love of writing.
My blogging journey was kind of slow. I created a blog before I started learning about blogging. I had to do a lot of research.
At the same time I was building my career as a young lawyer and I needed to acquire the skills of lawyering. So there was very little time for blogging at some point in time. Law practice is a different world and it requires totally different thinking. Law practice is very engaging and a big business that requires a commitment to result.
Anyway, in January 2017 one of my New Year goals was to ensure the blog is up and running.
The paid professional’s blog started as an idea to provide information as to what makes a Professional successful, especially for someone in my kind of profession.
Everyone wants to be successful, and everyone wants to earn a living. So, if you want to earn, you must learn. Successful people follow certain basic principles which they repeat over and over again. This blog serves as an information hub for professionals and non-professionals alike if interested.
A blog is an easy and simple way to pass information to as many people as possible.
This blog is a platform to talk about successful people (professionals) and learn from them their success story. We will also write about the upcoming stars in the professional world.
Knowledge is power, but we should know that applied knowledge is more powerful.
On this blog, we share how successful professionals made it big and get results for their efforts. We will also share tips about how to succeed in your chosen profession, be it your regular paid job, your business, relationships with people, and life generally.
This blog is for Professionals.
You are a professional as far as you are good at what you do and you can earn from it. If you have work that pays you, you are a professional. What matters is that you get results.
This blog is for those who are succeeding and for those who want to do more. It is also for those who want to succeed at something they just started. It’s for those who want to share, and for those who want to learn about successful professionals.
We’ll be sharing success tips from professionals in their various fields. Ideas on leadership, management, team building, and various other subjects will be shared.
We will also feature from time to time some interviews with outstanding professionals out there.
Educative materials at our disposal will equally be shared as well as opportunities for self-improvement.
We’ll also provide links to other educative blogs out there.
The goal of this blog is to reach as many friends, colleagues and professionals out there.
Feel free to share.
A public speaker once said, “If each one can reach one, each one can teach one”. This post serves as a forerunner to other posts to come.
Feel free to tell me what you think about this blog.
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If you don’t agree on something, feel free to share what’s on your mind. Everyone is entitled to his opinion right? We encourage feedback and sharing of ideas.
|Moses Kehinde Ibiyeye founder of
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