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My name is Ifeanyi Omoike and I am committed to inspiring and nurturing people to achieve their dreams.
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about helping people achieve their dreams. I started a publication called Gilead Publications in 2003 when I was in the University of Lagos, Nigeria. The publication was dedicated to helping people overcome their deep-seated emotional issues so they could become the people they were truly meant to be.
I ran this publication for about two years. I had the most amazing experience. I met wonderful people who helped me accomplish my goals with the publication. Then I hit rock bottom. I didn’t have sponsors anymore to continue printing. At that time, I didn’t even know blogging was an option. I was devastated and I was knee deep in debt.
I was hounded constantly by the printers and designers. It was one of the worst times in my life.
I eventually paid off my debt. At the end, I gave up. I walked away from my dreams.
This experience brought back memories of my childhood. I suffered intense rejection as a child and this continued into my adult years. Failing with the publication made me feel rejected all over again. It also made me feel inferior and unworthy.
Fear gripped me for a long time.
I locked my dream deep down inside me and refused to revisit it. I kept telling myself “you don’t have what it takes to be a writer. You can’t build an audience or become an entrepreneur. Stay where you belong”.
I met people who told me their lives had changed because of my writing but this didn’t change anything for me internally. I felt like a failure.
But like most people who have dreams deep within their hearts, the dream didn’t let me go.
I finished the University and started my career as an IT engineer. Over time, I got promoted to the IT Specialist level and eventually became a project manager. I loved my job but I was always filled with a deep sense of longing and emptiness.
The dream didn’t let me go.
In 2016, I was frustrated. I was done. I quit my job. It still is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. 2016 was a year of discovery for me. I went back to my dream.
I started blogging because of a marketing company I joined as an affiliate and I needed to make sales. I didn’t have the money for ads so blogging was the most viable option for me to get subscribers. I didn’t make any sales with the business even if I had invested a lot of money. Another failed venture!
But something beautiful came out of that experience.
I rediscovered my love for writing and making an impact on the lives of people. I had also joined Toastmasters in 2014 and discovered my love for speaking. I had grown to become the Vice President Education of my club after years of being intimidated and struggling with low self esteem.
I know what it feels like to dream and feel your dream will never come to pass. I know what it feels like to walk away from your dream and feel like you killed your baby. It’s one of the worst feelings you can ever have in your life.
In January 2017, I decided to go back to paid employment because I couldn’t pay my bills successfully. It might seem like a bad decision to resign from my previous company in 2016 but that year I rediscovered myself. I wouldn’t advice anyone to quit their jobs suddenly. You should be financially stable before you quit. But I am so glad I did.
I am here now, working towards the achievement of my dreams.
It is my dream to inspire and nurture people to achieve their dreams. To become the exact version of who they were meant to be; not fakes but originals.
My blog is a platform I use to serve you. I publish articles once every week. My articles are focused on helping you overcome the obstacles to achieving your dreams.
In the past one year, I have enjoyed the comments of amazing readers like you. I will continue to do my best to serve you.
Every day, I wake up happy and alive. It is an amazing feeling when you are living the life you were meant to live.
I want you to find and enjoy that feeling also. I ask for the opportunity to help you do this.
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Dedicated to your success,
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