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.




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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Ora Group Shares 3 Ways to Develop Daily Discipline

It’s always interesting to see how people manage to stay disciplined with a busy schedule. “Once you follow a plan and stay consistent, being disciplined is not as hard,” says Obiora Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group. Whether you’re trying to accomplish a goal or finish some tasks, it’s important to stay on task and be consistent in your efforts. “Discipline to us at Ora Group means freedom, the ability to do how you want to do something in the process of achieving your goals. Discipline means to control your thoughts and help yourself achieve what you deem impossible,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group. Our representatives at Ora Group know the value of discipline, and we find these three ways very helpful to achieve it.


Make Clear Goals


What do you want from your goal? Why are you going through it? This is something not a lot of people can answer. But it’s important because once you figure it out, you can set a clear path to a goal and achieve it accurately. For example, if you want to eat healthily — implement strategies to help you achieve that.


No Matter What Mentality


Once you build a routine towards your goals, make sure that you are following it through. Many times people have a hard time sticking to a schedule. But just staying on it and following it through will prove to be worthy.




Promising yourself to accomplish comes with a lot of dedication. “Achieving this happens with commitment. Stay true to your routine and your actions, make sure everything is following through like you want it to, and you’ll reach discipline in no time,” mentions Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group


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Ora Group International Shares 5 Quotes to Reach Goals

“The road to success isn’t always easy to go through. There’s a lot of bumps and hurdles on the path, obstacles to overcome and multi-tasking abilities needed,” says Obiora Shorinwa, managing director of Ora Group International. It’s always important to remember that your focus is numbers one. No matter how lost you get, always find your way back to your goals because it’s something that’s truly important. “Basically anything that is worth having, doesn’t come easy and when it’s worth it that much — you never give up,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group International.

At Ora Group International, we make sure our representatives are always moving forward with a positive mindset. To be able to achieve their most passionate and ambitious goals, we’ve come up with 5 motivational quotes to help everyone, just as it has helped our team here at Ora Group International.


“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” —Norman Vincent Peale

“Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.” —Pauline Kael

“Press forward. Do not stop, do not linger in your journey, but strive for the mark set before you.” —George Whitefield

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” —Sam Levenson

“You just can’t beat the person who never gives up.” —Babe Ruth


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Ora Group Discusses 2 Strategies To Make Sure You Reach Your Potential

“Am I being too lazy at work?” “Have I progressed any further?” If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then you need to make sure you’re changing some things to actually get progress. “The important thing is that you need to understand how you can aim towards your goals more accurately. By not changing anything and being the same place as you were last year, you haven’t pushed hard enough,” says Obi Shorinwa, Managing Director of Ora Group. People tend to let various factors stop them from being productive and reaching their true potential and future. “Potential is defined as, ‘latent qualities or abilities that may be developed and lead to future success’ these qualities together will assist you to be the person who reaches their ultimate potential,” says Obi Shorinwa of Ora Group.

This is important because we believe in the success of others. In doing so we can help those out that are having a hard time figuring out what to do next. At Ora Group, we’ve come with two strategies to make sure you reach your goals and see yourself being the person that reaches their potential.

Practice Being Grateful

“When individuals don’t physically see any progress, they tend to be hard on themselves and give up,” mentions Obi Shorinwa of Ora Group. The most effective way to make sure you see your results and what you have it by jotting it down in a book or journal and remember what things you have to be grateful for. We’re very hard on ourselves, so when we do see progress, we don’t think it’s a big deal. But when we see defeat, we’re more hard on ourselves. Focusing on what you’ve done and can prove to be more major factor.

Mediate 10 Mins Everyday

Research indicates that when people discover meditation, it will change their mind about relaxation entirely. Take about 2-5 mins to sit down in a quiet place and inhale-exhale. Focus on something peaceful such as the ocean view. “Studies show that people that meditate, they have more stability with controlling their mind compared to those that do not,” says Obi Shorinwa of Ora Group.



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Ora Group Attended an Admin Meeting in Chicago

Successful companies and businesses rely heavily on exceptional administrative professionals. “An admin of a company is the person that makes sure everything is running efficiently. They are skilled and are always looking for new strategies to make tasks more efficient and get responses,” says Obiora Shorinwa, Managing Director of Ora Group. Recently, Ora Group attending an exclusive administrative meeting in Chicago. We got a chance to participate in this conference and learn about how important an admin is for business. “The best admin professionals aren’t side-line supportive players, instead they add value to the team in a very significant manner. They are vital to our company’s success,” notes Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.


During this meeting, one quality struck out the most that make sense in various aspects. It’s important to have a good CEO-Admin relationship because together you can bring more to the table. Letting one do everything themselves isn’t how teamwork and a company runs. Every position has a major role to play. In the case of an admin, communication and thinking outside the box is essential. Managing directors and leaders appreciate an administrative professional’s mind for critical thinking and thinking on their feet. Every day in the business world is different. “We regularly work with various people, meet new clients and customers that want to do business with us. It’s important that our admin knows how to be that person that makes decisions with everyone on the team,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.


Every day new situations arise and in the company making fast actions become necessary. In addition to being an admin that brings the company in the best light, you can also pitch in with advice and strategies to make something flow better. This will only happen once you communicate and develop a strong professional bond with your CEO. Stretching your ability as an admin and developing critical capabilities puts you in a position where you become a valuable asset. In addition to being that go-to person, you are an integral part of a business and matter as much as a CEO does.

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Ora Group Shares MD, Obiora Shorinwa’s Recent Trip to the South African Gala


Being able to attend an award ceremony event and gala is always a pleasure and humbling to be a part of. Being able to attend events all around and internationally is also one of the most amazing opportunities in the business world. Recently, Managing Director of Ora Group attended an event in South Africa, a South African Gala. The South African Gala is known as an event that recognizes the on-going and productive journey of successful and outstanding achievements of striving individuals. It’s an event that shows the progress and accomplishments of businessmen and women in this fast paced industry. It also makes sure to point out what they are doing to thrive in the field of business.  


“One of the best aspects of attending business events and prestigious galas such as there are that I am to meet great, like-minded individuals. There are so many successful people out there, and everyone is there to be supportive, as well as share advice,” says Obiora Shorinwa, Managing Director of Ora Group. The environment becomes a type of social network meeting. “You’re able to meet and exchange business talk, make new relationships, build your professional status through friendly conversations. I’ve met some new and wonderful individuals at the South African Gala and I’ve been able to talk about Ora Group to extend the name internationally as well, which was great,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group. These events are perfect being an all around good time and essential tool for all the individuals in the business world.


In addition to being a memorable event overseas, and a networking opportunity it also becomes an educational experience. “I’ve also was able to speak to new entrepreneurs and speak to them about getting further in the field, it’s always refreshing to be able to offer advice to the younger generation,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group. All things apart, the atmosphere was filled with the smell of success. It was a moment to be in, and it was presented thoroughly and eloquently by great speakers and entertainment.

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Ora Group Shares Business/Life Lessons from The Fast and Furious Franchise


Recently the newest movie from the Fast and Furious franchise came out. No spoilers of course, but it’s great. It’s packed with action and a great storyline as always. These movies never fail to deliver and always come through for their audience. “Who doesn’t enjoy Fast and Furious movies? I think it’s every person’s favorite whether they love cars or not. The story and characters are what keep us all interested as well,” mentions Obiora Shorinwa, Managing Director of Ora Group. We’ve also noticed that the Fast and Furious movies always aim to make sure goals are being achieved. The hustle and motivation the characters have, and their passion is what gets them to accomplish what they need to.


This type of mentality and hustle is what we aim for at Ora Group. There are various relationships and lessons to be obtained by individuals that are go-getters and want to achieve their dreams in life. “The Fast and Furious movies is a great example to show the type of mindset these individuals need and how we can relate them to the business world or with entrepreneurs to make sure valuable career lessons are understood,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.


  1. Group Work/Teamwork. In the first Fast and Furious, we see a glimpse of Dominic and his sister, Mia. An unbreakable bond of teamwork and family. This only gets better as Brian joins in and sees how much they appreciate each other and work together. In doing so this lesson portrays that no matter what, as a company, the goal is the same: to do great things. Individuals may have their own pursuits in mind, however as a whole, we want everyone to work together and reach a common goal.
  2. Passion. Passion is a huge part in these movies. The reason why these characters do what they do is because of their passion for racing and family. They ultimately love the common goal and how much a unit they have because they achieve everything together. “No one gets left behind and this type of lesson is very valuable for those who need to understand what is takes to get what you want but not drag anyone you care about down along the way,” mentions Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.
  3. Leadership. Individuals in business should automatically have a leadership quality. When it comes to making decisions or when it comes to taking risks, leadership is essential to move forward. In the Fast and Furious, Dominic the essential leader and his well thought out plans are what get them going to reach the end. “His character is mixed with faith, trust and ability make him the leader type. Similarly,  business leaders should also try to incorporate these qualities in their offices and towards their workers. Dominic also knows what an individual can do and what they can’t, based off this all his plans run efficiently,” says Obiora Shorinwa of Ora Group.
  4. Win. Lastly, winning the biggest part of any goal or route you take. But it’s well thought out. Yes, complications will arise and probably compromise your plans but don’t ever stop looking at the bigger picture and overall dream. This is probably the biggest lesson entrepreneurs and business individuals can learn from these movies. Brian and Dominic, characters in the movies, never stop winning. That’s the type of attitude we need in the business world as well.
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