Wednesday, June 29, 2016

5 businesses that need no funding

By: Our Team © Zayzee Writes
(pictures courtesy

Jobless and searching? Employ yourself today and raise capital to fund a startup or invest raised capital back into your business. Below are some businesses you can start without capital. What makes this interesting is two or three of these businesses can be combined to multiply sources of income. Stressful you say? Well, wouldn’t you rather sweat it out now that you have the energy (and probably little responsibility) and enjoy the rewards in the coming future?

So, here are the businesses.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Exploring Options

The May edition of Drive magazine is out. Yes!
And ‘Exploring Options’ is the theme for this third edition.
Our intention with this edition is to show you why it is important not to feel limited to a particular spot. It doesn’t matter what you are an expert in because with passion and determination, you can learn new things and achieve great results.
Drive, May 2016, Exploring Options Edition
On our cover is a young man whose story should inspire you. He went from his comfort zone in Information Technology to become a force within the real estate industry because he was driven by a passion to turn things around. Today, you cannot talk about contemporary housing in Nigeria and not mention Bosun and NextHome Builders.

In ‘The Entrepreneur’, meet the young lady who was inspired to start a professional souvenir company by the lack of creativity invested into gift giving during memorable events.

Download your free copy here

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Super Working Mum, Aloted, on the cover of new DRIVE

The ‘Embracing Challenges’, April edition of Drive magazine is out!
In this edition, Detola Amure talks about her passion, moving it from a blog into a successful business venture.
Get inspiration from ‘The Entrepreneur’ who started her business with N10, 000

Read on how not to kill your new business, as well as a widow's tale on losing her husband, and moving on. 
And other interesting and motivating articles

Download your free copy of Drive Magazine here

Monday, March 07, 2016

Journey to the Labour Room and Back

- The second time around wasn’t a bed of roses

Childbirth! It is better experienced than imagined.

Late 2011, just a few weeks after my first marriage anniversary, we were excited to learn that we were expecting out first baby. We had decided to wait a year after marriage before trying for a baby and that was what we did.

As a family, we wanted to have a daughter first. That was what we communicated to God. I had also learnt about gender selection, understanding one’s cycle and ovulation to know the right time to conceive a boy or a girl child. So I put my knowledge to test and God honoured the desires of our hearts.

I would describe my pregnancy with my daughter as a bed of roses. Yes. It is one of those nine months any woman would love to have. It was symptoms free. Except for a few days of excruciating abdominal pains in my second month which the doctor described as my body trying to abort, and placing me on one week of bed rest, every other day, week and month was a wow. I didn’t show early and I came through nine months without a stretch mark on my belly.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Drive Magazine is out!

Drive is a free for download e-zine publication put together to celebrate the courage of the Nigerian youth to pursue their desires and achieve results.
Drive is another venture of Zayzee Writes and its vision is to inspire the youth to engage his/her capabilities towards success.
It is true that our country and recent events do not encourage one to aspire or dream big. It is also true that despite the harsh economic environment we have lived in for years, there are youths whose persistence has paved a way for them. So Drive celebrates these achievers to inspire tomorrow’s achievers.

Download your free Drive magazine here

Monday, January 18, 2016

Setting and Achieving Goals

One thing that is common in the New Year is to set new goals. Many religious bodies encourage their members to write out their goals and bring them to their places of worship on the last day of the year for blessings. For many, only a few goals on their list get achieved.

As 2015 was about to make its exit, I took a look at my 2015 goals (something I did regularly all through last year) and noticed that, while I didn’t achieve 100%, I went past the half mark, which was a first for me in yearly goal setting. But as I sat down on the last day of 2015 to write my 2016 goals, I knew I wanted to achieve 100%. I wrote down the ten most important goals which covered my spiritual life; my personal life as a wife and mother; my business as a writer and publisher; my education as well as my social, entertainment, pleasure and financial life. Taking a look at them, I knew I left nothing out and whatever isn’t included would be met as a result of achieving what I had put down.

The next question was: how do I ensure I achieve these ten goals? I broke them down. I took goal number 1 and wrote out all I must do to achieve it. I did the same with the other nine goals. When I was done, I flipped a new page and from each activity list needed to achieve a goal, I picked out one activity each for the week. Looking it through, I realised that as long as I do not procrastinate, as long as I kept to working on my weekly task, I just might achieve my ten goals before the end of the year. With that, I have been encouraged to work and with each task done, I tick it off my list. Amazingly, I don’t feel pressured - something that one list of ten goals would have done to me!

If like me you want to achieve 100% of your goals for the year, it wouldn’t harm to try breaking down the goals into smaller to-do tasks towards achieving them.