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You must Get away from your Comfort zone and Fight for your will #11Minutes

This is not something I wrote and edited before. In fact you are currently reading this as I am typing away at my keyboard. The time now is 12:05PM Thursday October 13th 2016, and I am typing away, writing out what's in my head in an attempt to fight the writer's block that has plagued me for the past months. Although now I cannot completely claim that it has been writer's block all this time, perhaps I was too lazy to get on my PC and just write, or my phone as I sometimes find the android device useful for writing. Or maybe I just spent so many days worrying myself sick over the perfect type of post to put up or the best kind of article. And did I worry about that to the point of writing nothing at all? This is crazy. Maybe I am crazy.
I refuse to let time slip away from my hands and life without doing the things I want to do, I refuse to keep on giving in to excuses that steal the joy of doing the right activities.

Through this time, I have watched myself say things like "Oh I need to read some more so I can create better material."  or  "Oh I need to do more research on this and that.."  until finally the words begin to sound like "I am not ready."  "I am not good enough"
How many more of those are we going to tell ourselves until we get the hell up and do something about our not doing something situation? At some point you do know this has to stop. You cannot keep on giving in to all the excuses and not do anything at all about the things a big part of you wants to do.
We must understand that all of the excuses that pop up in our heads are nothing but devices to keep us from exploring that infinitely powerful part of ourselves that so desperately wants have full expression through us. We are nothing but vessels for a higher power to work through, and as I see it now, when I am not letting my higher power work through me successfully, it is because I am allowing the lower powers subdue me and hold me captive. Bound. Unable to express. Useless to the world. Ouch! That is certainly not a good place to be as a human being.

When you fully come to understand who you are, and why you are here, you will no longer allow excuses hold you bound. You would get away from your comfort zone and fight for your will.

The time now is 12:16PM and I have been writing for 11 MINUTES and I am very happy to have expressed myself through writing. What have you been stopping yourself from doing, procrastinating on, pushing aside all this time? Would you be kind tyo yourself to dedicate only 11 Minutes to do it? Please Try.


Love,
Eva

Makeup Overload! Get this Gift box of Makeup from Gifty's Daughter #JulyGiveaways

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So the other day I was at my new favorite Makeup store, Gifty's Daughter in Toyin Street Ikeja, and I had myself a huge Makeup haul. It can be a really fun thing to do especially when you are in a store that is full of all sorts of options! And I have decided to give away as many Products as possible in the month of July. Makeup sure you Join my 'Makeup Sisters' community to get updates on all of the Free stuff I would be giving away till September. UuurggGH!! It is my birthday in August, La la laaa laaa laaaaaa, so August's giveaways would be HUGE!!

Let me just say, my new go to product for my Eyebrows now is this BLOT Gel liner.

Brow Gel and Brushes I use for my Brows
Blot, if you do not know already is actually the Makeup line from Gifty's Daughter. I was blown away the first time I tried it! Absolutely just blown away. I couldn't contain myself. Not only is it far less expensive (N2,500) than other options such as the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade (N6,800), it also lasts all day, till the next if you dare to sleep with your Makeup on. No kidding.
I always am a Brow pencil girl, because it is much easier and faster, but after trying the Blot gel liner, I haven't used a pencil since! Here's a photo of me in my 'I am not wearing makeup, makeup face'. This is my go to makeup look, Its really just a perfect Finished face, Eyebrows, Liner and Lashes. No eyeshadows,except a crease blend using my contour powder. The brows? BLOT GEL LINER!!
Okay, I think I was screaming there for a minute.



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The Path to a Richer and More fulfilled Life

Eva Alordiah

    Answering all your Questions! #EvaAlordiahAnswers1000Questions EP2

    Below are answers to 5 Questions I found interesting! Ask yours in comments below or send them to my social media @EvaAlordiah on Twitter, @ievaalordiah on Instagram! Use hashtags #1000QuestionsForEvaAlordiah or #AskEvaAlordiah

    Thank you for all the questions so far and for helping me know myself even more!


     1. @kingdeeofficial 
     What Category do you Love the most, Rapper or Reader? 🎤📚

    #EvaAlordiahAnswers1000QuestionsI have always been a reader. Especially now as we live in a 2 sentence, 160 Character world and the idea of Reading has begun to dwindle in our subconscious. I read! Sometimes I find that I am incomplete if I haven't read a book in two days. As for Rap, I may be wrong but this is strictly my opinion, it is impossible to be a 'great' Rapper if you aren't a Reader. The two go hand in hand. Rapping is only the second part after Writing has occured, whether the writing is done in your head or on paper. You write then Rap. And to Write Better, you gotta Read more. So it is so difficult to choose. But if some Hater had the opportunity to cast me off to some dessert, Of course I'd love to go with A Large Pile of books to Read and Read, as I can get tired of Rapping to myself but cannot ever get tired of Reading. I think 😊


    2. @Yetunde_O 
    As a Writer do you base your works from your personal experiences or from others?

     📝 #EvaAlordiahAnswers1000Questions A lot of the ideas I am blessed with are a concoction of both personal experiences and things I have picked up from other people whether that's from watching visuals, reading, photos, hear-say, wherever. Sometimes I start off an idea with something that actually happened and then as I delve deeper into the story I begin to question If I want all of me out there Raw. It's like sex you know? Sometimes you wanna go all humanly real with it but then that little voice in your head pricks your soul till you find yourself a good rubber to encase other rubbers. As that happens with my writing, even more creativity begins to flow as I am now moved to think and think and think of ways to make my stories or articles not mine or just about me alone but about the 'Story' or idea and the many ways it could be morphed into something else. And Sometimes when that happens I find myself going back into my writing and changing all the "Is" to 'Shes" and "Hes". 😂 Other times I still keep it first person just to make it personal for the Reader. James Hardley Chase does that type of first person writing a Lot.


     3. @iam_mz.cee 
    Are you planning on having ya own personal record label? Cos ima do anything to be part of it… I belong to ya dynasty mum!

    💿 #EvaAlordiahAnswers1000QuestionsI haven't planned that yet. I never know what I might say were I to answer that question in June, 2016. For now however I do intend to Work with young talents in Entertainment, and not necessarily do that as a Record Label. So what WOLTRK Ent. and myself see us doing is a lot of work to support young acts and talents where we can and move on up from there, whether they be Performing artistes, Musicians, Models, Actors, Film Makers, Dancers, Writers, Painters, Fine Artists... There would be a lotta shows and concerts this year, I see all the many opportunities to influence lasting growth and I hope to God I can give my quota.


     4. @aizzymizzy09 
    Do you ever think You will die someday?
     💀 #EvaAlordiahAnswers1000QuestionsI think about Life and Death as much as I think about the fact that "I am alive now, By grace." So when I think about Death, I am reminded that I am alive now and can still try. Can still be better. I still have room to grow. I still have hope for a change. I can give more. I can do more. I can do even more today. I am alive today. Now. This moment. I still have the opportunity to get Jiggy with it and make the most of it, So when I die, (and Newsflash! 📰 We are all Gonna Die) I can say to myself "I LIVED!"


     5. @callmekeniWhat is that One thing you wouldn't do for Love? #EvaAlordiahAnswers1000Questions 💑 You see hunnie, Love doesn't Make sense. The minute it begins to makes sense it is not Love anymore. You wouldn't know what you could do or couldn't do for Love until you are confronted with that situation. Well, I wouldn't know right now. Even as a human, we can only make projections of what we can or cannot do based on what or who we think ourselves to be or want others to see. We cannot necessarily know what Life could turn us into even to the point where we question ourselves, "Did I do that?" - "Why did I say that?" - "What was I thinking?" I really don't know what I wouldn't do. And for a 'Little-Miss-I-Sabi' like myself this is quite Sad. That I don't know 😢


     Love,
     Eva Alordiah 3:26PM

    Because You Been Waiting, Five Unreleased tracks to keep you going till 1960



    I'd keep on updating this playlist with recorded and unreleased material from me for as long as you have to keep waiting for 1960thealbum. But not for long anymore, I promise.

    I am so sorry. I would tell you what happened and why it has taken this long. But if I told you, even you would not believe half the story!
    I hope you enjoy these songs. Some of them are not properly engineered off the studio yet, but we recorded them through the period of the past couple years. 
    We were tired of playing them back to ourselves in the studio and I thought, "Oh dear! What a waste if I cannot at least share them with you guys".
    So I said to Tintin, Let it go. Tin said "Yep!"
    So I am letting them go.

    I hope you enjoy. Keep in touch, don't be a stranger. #1960TheAlbum is not too far away and I would be right back with a full video statement to fill you in on all that's been going down.

    Hey, if you enjoy any of these songs, don't forget to share! Stay in Love.

    Love always,






    VIDEO: #EvaAlordiahAnswers your 1000 Questions E1

    Yes!! I did it I did it! I am getting through all of the many questions from you guys and I must say, This was so much fun! Watch the video below to find out my thoughts on a wide range of subjects from personal, to relationships, job and career and more! Got questions? Ask them in comments below and I would treat each as urgent!


    Thank you for all the questions so far. You have helped me know myself more.


    My Extra Curly Hair, Black and Lengthy Crochet braids!

    Every one knows I am not so big on long hair, I mean, I can stand it but I never want to. Fast forward to recently tho, I have been closing my eyes to all the things I used to say I didn't like like bright colored clothes, long hair and dresses! What is happening to me??? I guess the repressed girly side of me is seeking life all of a sudden and I have found it increasingly difficult to deny her the right to express herself.

    So I have recently kicked my tomboyish self to the curb, well not completely, and I am currently seeking new ways to fall more in love with the little girl within me who's never had a chance to grow up.
    So I called up my hairstylist,'Aunty Bose' like everyone knows her, and I asked her to buy me some weave for crochet braids. These ones we used are from Expression and forgive but I do not remember the exact name for it.It took a total of 3 hours in all and I was glad I sat through it.
    I would love to get this done again, maybe in purple as I miss having some color on.

    Quick tip for those of you who have played up more of your boy side, the easiest way to look and feel more like a girl is to wear long hair! And put on some pretty makeup too. And smile!!! Like your life depends on it, cause it does.
    Trust me, hair, makeup and a big smile is all you need to look and feel like the very girly girl you should allow yourself to be once in while. I am just here having fun with myself really. Life isn't that serious. I love my girly hair, well for now..



    30 thoughts that Can Help you beat Procrastination immediately!

    I woke up today Jan 13, 2016 feeling like Paul when he said "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." -Romans 7:15
    Several times in the most recent past I have found myself in very awkward situations doing exactly the things I may have previously said I didn't and would not do. Time and again I am back to square one repeating on them and making an even more grave habit of my bad habits and wrong actions. 

    Do you ever feel this way?


    As though you have lost control and willpower over certain things? 
    And why does this happen? 

    Whether you do what you want to do or you do what you hate to do, there is still the action of doing involved. So why isn't the doing around something you really mean to do? 

    For instance you wake up in the morning and you know you should go out for that quick run that gets your heart, mind and body super excited, yet you don't. Instead you mull around the house for several minutes, contemplating your day, opening shelves, closing shelves, not knowing why you did that, lying in bed for longer than you should, browsing the internet and trolling your emails. Then when you do check the time, it has in fact walked farther from you and you have now spent 45 minutes doing nothing at all.
    In all of that time you could have gone out for your morning run for 15 minutes. No? 
    Or you make a resolve to treat yourself better, treat your body better, eat healthier, use protection, manage your time better. All of these things in the back of your mind to do but you find yourself saying "Just this one time to the next Cheese burger and fries, You allow a moment's excitement steal your willpower from under you till you are having sex again with the same person you promised yourself you wouldn't, you still spend several hours contributing nothing at all online but simply consuming media that doesn't improve your life, you still settle for less than you deserve.


    Why do we push our lives back by putting off those things that are important to do? If you have made up your mind that something is important why are you not dedicating blocks of time to the doing of that? 

    I might have answered this question myself this morning. I may be wrong but I do think the concept of 'Instant Gratification' plays a high role in all of these.
    We are moved by what satisfaction we can gain right now in the present moment. In fact more than that, the sort of satisfaction where we can see instant manifestation of a result whether that is emotional satisfaction, physical, mental or whatever. As long as we can be satisfied immediately by something or an action, we tend towards that. 


    Isn't it more gratifying to sit in bed and watch a lot of TV or feign 'research' mulling over every unimportant internet post than it is to write 1000 words of that book you have been telling yourself you would write? 

    You say you really want to build your body and be more physically fit, yet you never get yourself to the gym because there is always something that comes up, or you woke up late today, or you would just skip today, after all what is so bad about missing a day's workout right?


    In life, a lot of what changes us and grows us into better human beings are things we must break a sweat for, things that push our will and demand a little much more from us, things that require more than just a little effort. 

    If you must change your life and live an extraordinarily fulfilling life, you must begin to set your sights on the very things that scare the shit out of you and begin the doing of them. 
    You would not see the rewards of your actions immediately but if you can be patient just a little while, the results you get at the end of the tunnel will astound you so much that your self esteem would spike right up the top of your head into the skies, you would appreciate yourself better and would be even inspired to do much more! 


    What is that one thing you have been putting off for the longest time? Go do that.


    Below are 30 good quotes that can help you shift your focus and hopefully begin beating procrastination. 1.

    1. “Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.” ~ William James
    2. “You may delay, but time will not.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
    3. “To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.” ~ Eva Young
    4. “Procrastination is opportunity’s assassin.” ~ Victor Kiam
    5. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” ~ Olin Miller
    6. “The best way to get something done is to begin.” ~ Author Unknown
    7. “A year from now you may wish you had started today.” ~ Karen Lamb
    8. “Procrastination is the thief of time.” ~ Edward Young
    9. “Procrastination usually results in sorrowful regret. Today’s duties put off until tomorrow give us a double burden to bear; the best way is to do them in their proper time.” ~ Ida Scott Taylor
    10. “Following-through is the only thing that separates dreamers from people that accomplish great things”. ~ Gene Hayden
    11. “Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.” ~ M. Scott Peck
    12. “If you put off everything till you’re sure of it, you’ll never get anything done.” ~ Norman Vincent Peale
    13. “If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting off doing it.” ~ Olin Miller
    14. “Begin to weave and God will give you the thread.” ~ German Proverb
    15. “Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.” ~ Harry A. Hopf
    16. “The habit of always putting off an experience until you can afford it, or until the time is right, or until you know how to do it is one of the greatest burglars of joy. Be deliberate, but once you’ve made up your mind -jump in.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll
    17. “Getting an idea should be like sitting on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something. ~ E. L. Simpson
    18. “There is nothing so fatal to character as half finished tasks.” ~ David Lloyd George
    19. “Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.” ~ Napoleon Hill
    20. “Doing just a little bit during the time we have available puts you that much further ahead than if you took no action at all.” ~Byron Pulsifer
    21. “Stop talking. Start walking.” ~ L.M. Heroux
    22. “We all sorely complain of the shortness of time, and yet have much more than we know what to do with. Our lives are either spent in doing nothing at all, or in doing nothing to the purpose, or in doing nothing that we ought to do. We are always complaining that our days are few, and acting as though there would be no end of them.” ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca
    23. “When there is a hill to climb, don’t think that waiting will make it smaller.” ~Author Unknown
    24. “To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through as well as we can.” ~ Syndey Smith
    25. “Delay not to seize the hour!” ~ Aeschylus
    26. “So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” ~ Lee Iacocca
    27. “This one makes a net, this one stands and wishes. Would you like to make a bet which one gets the fishes.” ~ Chinese Rhyme
    28. “Begin doing what you want to do now.” ~ Marie Beynon Ray
    29. “A primary reason people don’t do new things is because they want to do them perfectly – first time. It’s completely irrational, impractical, not workable – and yet, it’s how most people run their lives. It’s called The Perfection Syndrome.” ~ John-Roger and Peter McWlliams
    30. “If and When were planted, and Nothing grew.” ~ Proverb
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    When the Show doesn't start, and Jesse Jagz Shows up

    12:50PM Mon, October 12, 2015


    My Manager calls me up to tell me there is a request to film a TV show. The show producers want me to perform for the cameras in a creative merger with Fashion and Art. So it wasn't a show-show but a show sha.

    That is the line that usually precedes-
    "Actually, they are not paying."
    And just as I am thinking that he says it!
    "They are not paying for your performance but they hinted on a small fee for Honorarium.





    'Honorarium' - The word used to describe anything given to you in the event that you are not paid your actual performer fees. This can range from N5,000 to N200,000 depending on how you have been sized up.

    In my usual 'Let's go kill this shiit' mode, I gear up and begin to prepare for the show.
    "When are they filming?" I ask my Manager.
    "Friday."
    "What time on Friday?"
    "About 2PM but they want you on set at 1:30PM," he says.
    On Friday we head out to the set, I am geared up and pumped and I am ready to go. It's showtime! Lets go make this TV show happen. There I go, super hyped!
    We arrive on set at exactly 1:12PM and all around me is a swarm of human beings like bees, chatterring, mumurring, moving equipment, climbing ladders, Mounting lights, running cables, painting Makeup, rehearsing scenes. The set was a work-in-progress mess. They weren't ready.
    This was about to be a Nigerian time phenomenon.
    I wasn't surprised. This is Lagos. Nothing starts on time.

    When my clock ticked 3:10PM and we still hadn't begun filming, I realized I was in it!
    "I am sorry but unfortunately I am gonna have to leave," I say to the young smart lady in charge, petite, scawny and toothpick boned. But she was in charge! Of all these men and workers and people and the entire production crew! I admire her and gawk at her courage and wit and I even inspired by her, but I still want to leave.
    I have other things to do and I have to get out of this damn Island before traffic starts. The time is climbing on to 3:30PM as it is.
    "I am so sorry," she pleads, her eyes drawing circles in the air all above me and about her as she speaks, that I can hardly catch them to tell if she was sincere or not. She is perturbed, markedly worried.
    Damn these useless set people who don't know how to get anything done on time, she seemed to say as her tiny arms flayed about her.

    "I am telling you this never happens. I am not this kind of person. We are usually always on time. I assure you we would start soon."
    I decide to play Jesus. What would Jesus do? I ask myself. A tiny pitched voice in my head squeaks me into reason. You are not Jesus. You are Eva.
    Sigh, but Eva can be extra nice sometimes, I remind myself.
    Lets make this show work! For this beautiful girl who is working so hard getting everything organized and ready and for all these people in her team.
    I say "Ok, fine. I would have my Manager help me sort what I need taken care of."
    She beams.
    The Lord is good.
    Eva will stay.
    I stay.
    The time is 3:32PM.
    "How much is the honorarium?" I ask my Manager.
    "100K."
    "Hian. This life. Oya do and collect it abeg. Take the car. I'd take a cab if you are not back in time. 100K for 2 more hours of waiting didn't hurt nobody."
    We laugh.
    But it really isn't funny. I was already going to do the show money or not, but the waiting bit was beginning to irritate me.
    It is 5:05PM now and I am still there watching the set come alive but not quite ready when my Manager calls.
    "Have they started?"
    "Hmmm No ooooo!" I respond, despondent.
    "Ok. Please do not be upset with what I am about to say," he begins and I already can guess what it is.
    "These people just called me now and they want Jesse Jagz to shoot before you."
    "Ah ahnn! Whish kine life!," I almost yell into the phone cutting him off. "But Jagz is not even here sef,"
    "I think he just got there now." My manager says.
    "Guy! He is just getting here now and they want him to shoot before me? Me wey don dey here since 1PM nko? They said I should be here at 1:30PM, I was here 1:15PM,"
    I am babbling.
    I am just babbling.
    "Calm down," he says.
    "Forget that Jagz is the don and I love him to death and everything," I say, "but this is shit na guy. These people have absolutely no respect for other people. And on top of that, no one here has come to apologize or nothing. It is absolutely irresponsible."
    I am almost preaching to the wall now.
    "Babe I know, I know but we are already here. Plus it's Jagz."
    "Yea," I say, "it's Jagz. I swear if it wasn't Jagz you would have returned that 100K and I would just waka."
    "They have not even paid it sef."
    "Ehn? They have not paid????!!!!"
    My Manager is persuasive.
    I breathe out the fumes. I let it go.
    Jagz performs my favorite song "Sex and Scotch" and I die. I fall inlove with him all over again. I am almost horny watching him.
    "In fact it is even good that Jagz shot his scenes before mine sef," I found myself saying to my Manager 2 hours later after the shoot and we were headed out facing Ajose Adeogun.
    I wasn't upset anymore.
    I waited from 1:15PM till 6:00PM to finally shoot the show and it was kilt. I loved my performance. The tiny boned madam producer was happy. It was a good day. 1:40PM.



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