It’s been a really long while people. Life happens and I can’t even believe that I haven’t posted anything here since May. Wow! I appreciate all those that didn’t give up on me, we keep hustling and stay winning.
Over the past few months, there has been good times and there has been bad times. Experiences are meant to shape and mould us into better version of ourselves if we decide to pick the lessons and forget the drama. I attended a Time Management Class with Olu Ogunlela of Kairos Krunch and my life was transformed. There are so many things I can share with you to get your life in pristine order, but I’m going to leave that lecture for another day.
Today, I want to talk about a challenge I decided to start this November called #ABookAMonthChallenge. There is so much information out there and so much to learn, so I decided to pick back my reading culture, but this time I wanted to do it a little bit different. I planned to read at least one book every month and have other people join me so we can motivate each other and stay on course. I created a WhatsApp Group for this and was amazed at the response as we had over 30 people join the challenge across Nigeria and even had readers from Malawi and Tanzania.
Below is a breakdown of how #ABookAMonthChallenge works via WhatsApp:
For now, we will kick off by each person picking the book they want to read for the month. Later we would do synchronized reading. But for now, lets give everyone the opportunity to pick what they want to read as people might have some books penned down already.
So each person will post the title and the author of the book you are reading for the month, (The format to send in the titles is outlined below).
Name – YOUR FULL NAMES
Month – November
Book Title –
Email Address –
Phone Number –
And by the end of the month, we will like to have either a summary or a review of the book so we are sure you have read it. Please write it in your own words (No copy and paste). This entries should come in latest by the last day of the month.
If you finish reading one book before the end of the month, and you want to pick up another book, that’s fine too.
The ultimate Goal is to read about 50 books a year. But we would start slowly and gradually we will get there.
My advise is for each person to work with a reading schedule. Dedicate 30mins to 1hour daily to reading. Write it down somewhere you can see it and set a particular time for it. You can use your phone to set a reminder.
At the end of each month, all the summaries and reviews will be posted online on a blog, so everyone can have a crash course so to say on what everybody has read.
We would also have like a leadership/readership board, where we will be listing names in chronological order based on the number of books each person has read. Whoever reads the highest number of books at the end of the year will get an award/prize.
Let me also mention that we are not restricting our reading to some particular genres. You can read any book you like, be it motivational, self-help, educational, fiction, science fiction, nonfiction, history, spiritual or any other genre you can think of. (Please keep it positive).
If you want to join #ABookAMonthChallenge, kindly click on this link to join the WhatsApp Group Great things are about to happen!
Have a great day people. See you soon.