|SD THOUGHT DR. PATRICIA OMOQUI|
AKA NAIJA OYINBO
Many people who think they have swagger live dangerously and egocentrically. TRUE SWAGGER goes beyond the reckless and selfish. Consider these helpful pointers:
Live with a healthy swagger. Think year-round and long-term. Find a way to express your swagger that supports health and well-being. Take the initiative to set the trend with your peers. Make it stylish to eat and drink responsibly. Excessive eating puts on unwanted pounds; excessive drinking is dangerous (you dey kill your kidney oh!). Drunkenness makes you vulnerable to embarrassment or abuse (women, even rape so stay alert). For your sexual health, why not try abstinence? If you do get sexually intimate, do the cool thing: use proper protection. Get up and move your body! Keep your energy flowing by taking excellent care of your health.
Be inclusive not exclusive. Draw people in with your smile and your conversation. If someone seems alone or left out, invite them into your circle. Use your swagger to put people at ease and make new friends.
Share your gifts with others. We are not speaking of gifts money can buy. Bring priceless ones like hope, joy, peace and compassion. As people interact with you, share positive energy and upliftment. Don’t force it, let it flow naturally. Genuine sharing arises from within and spreads to everyone we encounter. Be happy. Listen in love. Bubble with laughter. Dance. Our presence, our true swagger, is the most precious gift we have to give others.
Define your swagger carefully, my friends, and ginger it well. And, may you continue to create the happiest, most successful and fulfilling year yet!
Patricia G. Omoqui 2011, All Rights Reserved
Patricia Omoqui, The Thought Dr.™, is an executive coach and business consultant, the author of Clarify Your Purpose and Live It! She is sought after as an inspirational speaker, life coach and corporate/civil service trainer. Patricia is an American married to a Nigerian. She is a passionate facilitator of positive change. Visit her website: http://www.patriciaomoqui.com . To contact Patricia, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 08026221202 or BB PIN: 25EDC807.