(Not a) Newsletter

Muhammed Akinyemi
I will teach you how to be productive.
Created 13 Jan 2021
  • Just Breathe
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 11 1
    This past week was a tough one for me, mentally. I reached my threshold so many times but walked through it all, almost unscathed. This week’s NAN was supposed to be on something else entirely. But I ...
  • Herd Mentality: Where Does It End?
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 7 6
    If you have followed me on Twitter for a little over a year, you must have seen this tweet or at least a variation of it (I recycle it often): Akínyẹmí — Minister @theprincelyx If you're not careful o...
  • The Kodak Moment
    04 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 4 15
    One evening, when I was seven years old —I remember the age clearly because my younger brother’s (who was born a few months before) baby stroller was in the sitting room that evening— my father allowe...
  • The Perfectionism Trap
    27 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 4 4
    As a child, I liked to open things just to see how they functioned and I hated to leave things opened too. So, if I saw a radio that was making bad sounds, I wouldn’t be comfortable until I had opened...
  • The Bystander Effect: Why You May Not Get Help When You Need It
    20 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 8 6
    On a WhatsApp group, my friend (Junior) said he needed someone to recharge his line urgently because his Bank’s App was not working. Immediately, another friend (Slim) responded that he was going to t...
  • Black Tax Evasion
    13 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 7 6
    ‘Black’ people almost everywhere in the world are raised with a sense of ‘community.’ The Yorubas, for instance, believe that a child is born ‘by’ four eyes and it is raised by 200. While this sense o...
  • Sometimes, You Are Your Misfortune
    06 Sep 2021 • 2 min read • 7 1
    “I have always blamed myself for either my mistake or that of others, I usually will think perhaps I didn't do something right that was why ABC couldn't also do it right. I take responsibility too muc...
  • If It Works, You Did It; If It Doesn't Work, Blame Somebody
    30 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 7 5
    There is so much that we can learn from children about our own selfishness and negative traits if we allow ourselves the humility to learn. I have been around children a lot of late. And while a lot o...
  • Brevity Is The Soul Of Communication
    23 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 7 4
    When I was an undergraduate, I hated that classes would hold for two hours straight and in some cases, even longer. My anger for these classes being long is compounded by how many lecturers, to fill t...
  • Act Now, Worry Later
    16 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 7 0
    Have you ever been in a situation where you get a very brilliant idea that you are certain would elevate you mentally/financially/physically and within a minute of not acting on it, the idea evaporate...
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