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Ora Group Shares 5 Quotes for Self-Belief

“Belief in yourself can be hard. It’s difficult to believe that you are capable of great things. It’s all about mentality and mindset. Believing that your dreams are worth something and understanding that your ideas matter is the first step in being strong and holding true to your potential,” says Obiora Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group. When it comes to making your life fantastic, there should never be a limit to what you can do as a person. Every move you make should determine your future for the better. “Everyone can be amazing the only thing standing in the way between success and failure is your mindset and negativity,” notes Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.

 

At Ora Group, we genuinely believe that self-limit can be overcome by feeding yourself with positivity and keep being creative. No matter what you want in the future know that it will happen when you put your mind towards it. “The most important thing to remember is that you are the root of your success and only you can make it happen,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group. Here are five quotes to help you defeat any self-belief and self-doubt, as well as start your day with positivity!

 

“One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” –Arthur Ashe

“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” –Oprah Winfrey

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

“But failure has to be an option in art and in exploration–because it’s a leap of faith. And no important endeavor that required innovation was done without risk. You have to be willing to take those risks.” –James Cameron

“People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.” –Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

 

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Ora Group Shares “The Art of Leadership”

“Leadership isn’t a part-time job or something you pick up because there’s a knack for it. At Ora Group we believe that leadership derives from within. It’s an art form that many people don’t seem to acquire in a short span of time. We believe that everyone has the ability to become a leader, but only when they try to master themselves and see the best in others,” says Obiora Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group. According to an article on Success Magazine by Craig Impelman, “The Art of Leadership” he writes about some wise words from Coach Wooden during UCLA Coaches Development Program in 2002. Wooden shares ideas from an essay by Wilferd Peterson “The Art of Leadership.” “Majority of these ideas that Wooden shares through Peterson’s writing are incredible. It really defines what a true leader should look like,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.

 

Impelman shares,

 

Simply and plainly defined, a leader is a man who has followers. The leader deserves to have followers. He has earned recognition. Authority alone is no longer enough to command respect.

 

The leader is a servant. As the Master of Men expressed it, “And whosoever would be chief among you, let him be your servant.”

 

The leader sees through the eyes of his followers.

 

The leader does not say, “Get going!” Instead, he says, “Let’s go!” and leads the way. He does not walk behind with a whip; he is out in front with a banner.

 

The leader assumes his followers are working with him, not for him. He sees that they share in the rewards. He glorifies the team spirit.

 

The leader is a man builder. The more men he can build, the stronger the organization will be, himself included.”

 

These are just some of the words that Wooden shares in his speech (Peterson’s Essay). Ora Group’s favorite point that he says is that a leader is a man builder and working together. Many superiors just make their workers fear them and portray the notion that they work for the leader. “However, a true leader knows that working with your crew is the most productive and fun way to gain a healthy environment and tasks being accomplished,” mentions Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group. A company without a good leader like a boat without paddles and at Ora Group, we know that each of our representatives are capable of leadership when they understand themselves and their positive abilities.

 

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Ora Group’s CEO, Obiora Shorinwa, Made a Generous Donation to One Hope United

Founded in 1895, One Hope United stands for the development and care of children. Throughout the years the organization has evolved into many things. Foster care, clinical services, and child development, these are all part of their growing features. “This is all for the children. Giving children the room to grow and space to learn gives everyone an equal opportunity for their future goals. Many of these children have dreams they want to accomplish. This is the main reason why Ora Group supports One Hope United. We will always stand by those that have a dream and make sure that we can help in any way to progress them for their future success,” mentions Obi Shorinwa managing director of Ora Group.

 

One Hope United is an important charity because it values the aspect of children’s dreams. We appreciate that they created such a fantastic space for these kids to grow and expand further in areas of interest. Along with the many Early Learning and Child Development centers, they have an area that helps our youth also. “Their Youth Services program is something I found very intriguing. It’s an outreach and counseling addition that helps troubled young children and their families. This is important, the work that OHU does with children and youth kids. We will only grow with better and greater minds. These children are so intelligent, they just need the right direction and loving environment,” says Obi Shorinwa of Ora Group.

 

We’re really happy to have come across a charity such as One Hope United, not only are they proactive in the community but it’s all for the kids. “What’s a better motive than that?” asks Obi Shorinwa of Ora Group. It’s important to have these type of organizations in our community because they help us solve pieces of a puzzle. Sometimes the dynamic between kids and grown ups get’s dissolved within our society. We need to understand that children are the future. So whether a child is looking for a home or looking to seek help for personal problems, this is where One Hope United steps in and takes the lead as a superhero. We’re excited to have donated and can’t wait for their progress in the future.

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Ora Group Shares: “This Successful Entrepreneur Shares Why You Should Do The Thing You Dread Most First Thing Every Day”

In an article on Entrepreneur.com, the writer Nina Zipkin talks about the CEO and founder of S’well, Sara Kauss. The central aspect of doing tasks that you dread and cringe about the most first is because it frees your time for other, essential priorities. The writer gives us a little background about Kauss. Zipkin writes, “In 2010, the former tax consultant and real-estate developer launched S’well, with the intent to combine her passions for fashion, philanthropy and the environment. And she has done just that. Today, S’well employes 108 people and has made over 200 designs, as well as three additional bottle forms under the brand’s auspices —  S’ip by S’well and S’well Traveler and Tumbler. In 2016, S’well became a $100 million company.” “This interview and question series is important to note for from a business owner and Ora Group worker’s perspective because we share the similar tasks and have the similar issues if there are any. It shows us that there are alternate ways to make sure we tackle problems effectively while still enjoying the benefits of being a business owner,” says Obiora Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group.

 

“Mornings are very important and crucial. As a business owner, managing direct aspects of the company and knowing what is happening and where it is is important,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group. Zipkin reviews the question asked to Kauss by stating: “How do you start your day.” This is a very good question, and everyone’s answer varies. Kauss says, “I start my day with a strong cup of coffee and my email. It’s my routine because I am not a morning person and can’t survive without coffee. And the email,  I want to know what I am missing, what I need to address. I don’t answer everything immediately; I just scroll through quickly to see if any of my priorities have changed from the time I have gone to bed.” Starting with the problematic problems first help you tackle them with a fresh mind and cup of coffee. This is important to understand because new developments can happen overnight and new problems can occur that need a business professional’s expertise.

 

Another great question asked to Kauss was, “What’s a strategy to keep focused? She said, “I try to do the most important thing or the thing that I am most dreading first thing in the morning and get it over with. I look at my calendar and think about what is that thing that’s going to drive the business. What is that thing that I need to do that’s going to have the impact on the bottom line or have the impact on the day and just do it.” At Ora Group, we know that being focused is the pinnacle of success. It drives a business, and it’s super impactful! You just have to do your best and get on with your day and hone your skills to help you along.

 

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Ora Group Shares How To Overcome Procrastination

“At Ora Group, we know that procrastination is the bane of existence. It’s not something anyone should fall into. Rather it should show you that distractions are dangerous and once you’re caught in them, it’s hard to fall out. There are so many distractions in our time and age. With technology, Facebook, Instagram, social circles — while these may be good stress relievers they are killing the workplace by not getting our full potential to shine through,” says Obiora Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group. We believe that there are many ways to challenge and overcome your procrastination and this goes for every single individual. The number one thing is holding yourself accountable. Let someone know your daily goal and make sure they remind you and hold you accountable to complete it. Another great trick is to write your to-do list down. “Studies show that writing down your tasks daily and checking them off helps you follow a more smooth schedule to make sure you accomplish it,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.

 

According to the Harvard Review, an article written by Chris Bailey “5 Research-Based Strategies for Overcoming Procrastination” one of the studies Bailey writes about is: “Do something — anything — to get started. It’s easier to keep going with a task after you’ve overcome the initial hump of starting it in the first place. That’s because the tasks that induce procrastination are rarely as bad as we think. Getting started on something forces a subconscious reappraisal of that work, where we might find that the actual task sets off fewer triggers than we originally anticipated. Research suggests that we remember uncompleted or interrupted tasks better than projects we’ve finished. It’s like listening to a catchy song, only to have it unexpectedly cut off in the middle and then have it stuck in your head the rest of the day. Starting a task means you’ll continue to process it — and this makes you more likely to resume the work later on.” Another helpful one he mentions is what we mentioned about technology and disconnecting.

 

Bailey writes, “Disconnect. Our devices offer a cornucopia of distractions, whether it’s email, social media, or texting with friends and family. This is especially difficult as our work becomes more ambiguous and unstructured (two triggers of procrastination). When you notice yourself using your device to procrastinate, disconnect. Sometimes when I’m writing, I go as far as to put my phone in another room, and shut off the WiFi on my computer. Other times, I turn to an app like Freedom or Self Control, which blocks access to distracting sites, and require me to physically restart my computer to restore access.” “As many distractions there are in our time, we can surely combat them to make sure we can push through and get work done,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.

 

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Ora Group Recently Attended an Exclusive Industry Event

“Ora Group recently attended an exclusive industry event that consisted of competition, awards, and recognition. From time to time it’s important to attend such events because of the way they are: informative and challenging. They inspire our representatives and us to reach their highest potential and make sure we’re fully up to date with our abilities,” says Obi Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group. We place an importance on business events because of the fact that they teach us a lot. “We’re constantly in student mentality because successful individuals are always learning. There’s always something to learn and understand, and we’re always willing to grow. This exclusive event was awesome because it consisted of different challenging events which lets us and Ora Group representatives be a part of it.

 

According to arffinancial.com, they write: “There is never a limit to how much you can learn as a business owner. A business conference gives you the opportunity to learn and build your business from other experts in your given industry. While many can be held via the Internet, some educational benefits cannot be determined via telecommunication. Live events enable you to observe visual cues such as body language and the overall atmosphere and environment. These non-verbal communication elements allow you to see, feel and truly absorb the information being presented. The support and morale of the environment can be motivating factors that cannot be obtained via online events.”

 

“Not only was this event the best time, but it also helps us regain focus, and by observing visually, we are able to feel pumped up and excited for going further,” says Obi Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group. We’re excited for the next event that will happen and showcase more talent from our area and representatives.

 

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Ora Group Shares Inspiration from Cristiano Ronaldo

We’re all inspired by something or someone. The fact that we acknowledge those to be inspired by shows that hard work leads people to do great things. At Ora Group, we’re big sports fans, especially soccer or in the U.K. known as football. Football fans are all over the world, and we’re well aware of some of the greatest players on those teams. “Recently, we’ve been quite inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo — he’s become the 1st man to score over 100 goals in the European Champions League. He’s at the top through his work ethic. Personally, I believe that Leo Messi has a lot more natural ability than Ronaldo, but through hard work and dedication, I believe that Ronaldo has leapfrogged him,” says Obiora Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group. A little background about Ronaldo according to biography.com Intro to Soccer: It was through his dad’s work as an equipment manager at a boy’s club that Ronaldo was first introduced to the game of soccer. By the time he was ten years old, he was already recognized as a phenomenon—a kid who ate, slept and drank the game. “All he wanted to do as a boy was play football,” his godfather, Fernao Sousa, recalled for British reporters, adding, “He loved the game so much he’d miss meals or escape out of his bedroom window with a ball when he was supposed to be doing his homework. That same year, at the tender age of 16, Ronaldo turned heads with a mesmerizing performance against Manchester United, wowing even his opponents with his footwork and deft skill. He made such an impression that a number of United players asked their manager to try and sign the young player. It wasn’t long before the club paid Ronaldo’s team more than £12 million for his services – a record fee for a player of his age.”

 

“Looking at his background, passion, and dedication — no wonder he is where he is at today. His work ethic and love for the game keeps him in the field. He loves it so much that he has become an influential figure for others to follow suit,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group. At Ora Group, our primary goal is to help ourselves, and our crew members inhibit the type of mentality and work ethic that Ronaldo has for himself. This is living proof that anything is possible when you set your mind towards a goal and accomplish it. The best things about Ronaldo is that he knows hard work has lead him to where he is, you can’t get anywhere without putting in work.

 

Ora Group respects and is inspired by Cristiano Ronaldo and hopes that all individuals striving for something they believe in find their way as well! Anything is possible with a good work ethic and positive strive.

 

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Ora Group Shares “Top 10 Tips for Your Last Two Years at College”

Education is a part of every individual’s process. Some education is given to all of us to make more knowledgeable in core subjects, or those of us that have gotten to go to college, we know how hard concentration can be, and diligence can be. The first two years of college are perhaps when we do our best to concentrate. Since college is new, it becomes something to work on and do great in, but after that, we tend to be worn out. “This is not to happen. The last two years of college as just as important as the first two,” says Obi Shorinwa managing director of Ora Group. The article, Top 10 Tips for Your Last Two Years at College” states, “There are lots of things you can do the final two years of college, which will not only make your second half of college go more smoothly but will put you in the very best position for what comes next: be it a career, or graduate or professional school.”

 

One of the tips we placed an importance on is: Partner with a professor. Having the experience and ability to work with someone in the field you are interested in is something that will be very useful in the future. “Another possibility, for excellent students in their major, is to do some collaborative research with a professor. Here you might help gather some data in some experiment, field study, or survey—and even have a share in formulating the hypothesis that is the basis of the article that comes out the other end. If you’re fortunate, you can co-present the results at some scholarly conference or co-author some journal article.” “This opportunity will already help you establish yourself during your undergrad years,” says Obi Shorinwa of Ora Group.

 

Another tip mentioned is: “Take charge of your course selection. You might be used to having someone else (often your adviser) picking your courses from your first two years at college. But now you’re a major and you should be setting your program. Two good ideas are to cluster your courses around some area of the major (say, British history), and to take a few classes with a single professor whom you know to be good.” With a familiar professor, you’re able to learn at a steady pace and be able to establish yourself in this way by doing well also.

 

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Ora Group Shares “How To Become a More Well-Rounded Leader”

Leaders are the main point of our society. They are what lead a civilization and help lead other successful individuals. “In the business world, leaders have to be those that grasp opportunities, establish the grounds on which help their teammates reach their goals as well,” says Obi Shorinwa managing director of Ora Group. According to an article on Harvard Business Review, “How to Become a More Well-Rounded Leader” by Tony Schwartz, he mentions the various challenges that leaders are faced with. Along with running their own company, they have to deal with:

 

  • “Ambivalence about how to best attract, manage, and retain Millennials, who now represent the largest generation in the workforce, expect more flexibility in the way they work, and prefer to work for employers with a mission that goes beyond maximizing profit.
  • A high likelihood that the company they run has a business model that is being seriously disrupted, most often as a result of technology.”

 

“The question then arises to ask how can leaders balance these defaults and make them into more productive factors in a competing industry?” asks Obi Shorinwa of Ora Group. Schwartz says, “Think for a moment about one of your own strengths – a quality that has served you well at work and has been admired by others. Now try to recall a situation in which you have overused or over-relied on this quality.  Are there occasions when your strength became a liability, causing more harm than good and even leading to the opposite of what you intended? We most often overuse our strengths under stress. When we’re not getting what we want, our instinct is to double-down on whatever has worked best in the past. It’s the same sort of impulse that prompts an addict to increase the dose when the drug of choice no longer produces the same high it originally did.”

 

“In this situation, our best bet is to focus on the positive and negative attributes about yourself as a leader. Your positive attributes help build a foundation, whereas maybe the negatives ones help you learn and improve on the situations at hand,” says Obi Shorinwa. We wholeheartedly agree with Schwartz, he ends his article by stating the following: “The goal is not to find a perfect balance, but to build a complementary set of strengths so that we can move gracefully along a spectrum of leadership qualities. Embracing our complexity makes us more wholly human and gives us additional resources to manage ourselves and others in an increasingly complex world.”

 

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Ora Group Shares 3 Ways to Build Team Spirit

At Ora Group, teamwork is just as important as independent goals. By caring about the overall glory of everyone in your office makes things run smoothly and shows that you are in their success. Nowadays, people assume they want personal glory and no one else should get it besides them. “If you’re doing the work and getting far, there’s no way you can’t have best of both. Being part of a team spirit brings a solid foundation to a company. It makes it healthy and viable,” says Obiora Shorinwa managing director of Ora Group. Leaders are a great starting point to help implement teamwork and team spirit, for example. There are other ways to have the collaboration criteria be a factor and Ora Group has come up with a few ideas we’d like to share and help.

 

Genuine Leadership

 

A company leader must know that representatives work with you and not for you. This eliminates the factor of independency a bit. “When something good happens the results will show and everyone that helped can get a reward. The primary outcome of good teamwork, comes from collaboration itself,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.

 

Praise Often

 

Whenever a leader or business owner is proud of someone, they should praise them for their efforts on real work. If there is a critical point, then that must be done privately. Good leaders know the difference between causing embarrassment to their representatives, and that is done when you point out flaws in public. Personally offering them advice or suggestions to help next time helps them respect your character. This produces team work also.

 

Unselfish

 

For everyone to do well, there needs to be fair play and chance. Teaching representatives to look out before they leap helps build the connection with other teammates. You can’t assume everything will happen independently. However, when focus in, you’ll understand the effects of having a good team.

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