Birthday Give-away!

The Success Principles by Jack Canfield (My give-away book)!
The Success Principles by Jack Canfield (My give-away book)!

It’s my birthday today! Yay! Anyhow, I wanted to do something a little different, I wanted to give rather than just take on my birthday! Not that there is anything wrong with taking but it’s just nice to do something for someone else no matter how little it is!

And what better for me to share than a book which has played a vital role in my life! It’s my next most important and most read book after my Bible, I read this book at least once every year and each time I read it, it teaches me something new, helps me develop new strategies and enlightens me all the more! It contains practical strategies to achieving your goals and visions. Helps you get from idea to actualization but more importantly it helps you engage with you; confront your fears, your roadblocks, your limiting beliefs which you probably don’t recognise and a whole lot more! Drum roll please, the book I describe above is none other than the Success Principles by Jack Canfield! (Guess the photo above gives it away).

So I am giving away 5 copies of the Success Principles as a birthday gift from me to you, conditions for getting it are:
1. That you live in Lagos or have a Lagos address (please also leave your email address when filling out your comments so I can contact you to get your address. Sorry I can’t do outside Lagos for now).
2. That you post a comment below stating something you’ve learnt from my blog and how you are engaging with or applying it to your everyday life; and
3. That you will actually engage with the book, it’s a great book and I truly believe that if you read it through to the end, apply it to your life and take action, it’ll make a huge difference to the quality of life you’ll lead but more importantly, you will grow tremendously as you journey with and apply the ideas in it.

I have also signed them for you.



Lol, I know you are thinking I probably have something to gain and that I’m marketing Jack Canfield too much. But really I have nothing to gain (bought the books with my money, they were not given to me). I have probably given out over 20 copies of this book over the past 2 years because I think it is a great and empowering resource! And maybe that’s what I have to gain! An empowered you and an empowered me, who go on to empower others/create industry/think differently, make Nigeria a greater place, one person at a time!

God bless you and thanks for stopping by my blog today! May I ask that you be awesome today? You do have ALL that the greatest of men have had- the same 2 eyes, 2 hands, 2 feet, if one person can do it, you can! Be awesome this week!

24 replies to “Birthday Give-away!

  1. Thoughtful gesture dear…..Worthy of emulation. Sad I am outside the country…lol…not just out of Lagos 🙂
    Anyway, what I have learnt from your blog… look for the good in every situation…. there is always a silver lining. Each of us is capable of a lot….we each have so much untapped potential to make Nigeria a better place and of course the BUTS are so dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1. Love, love that my dear Akaji! I am so so proud of you, you are an absolute star! I love your lessons learned… when I stroll over to France, I shall be coming with a gift in hand.

  2. Okkkk, My Haj, i am not just responding because i want to win this book. Hmm!! for where i do want to win.

    More so because like i told you yesterday i find that you have a rare gift of oratory and blessed with words of wisdom for those of us who are without plenty words.

    I find your blog inspiring and in practice it actually motivates me a lot to strive harder towards perfection in Christ.

    I believe this book would be a blessing to me in every facet you have described above and hope i can read it like you yearly.

    God has blessed you to be a blessing to others and like i say to myself ” You will be a letter to your generation” – Helen Solange Inengite.

    Do have a blessed day as you celebrate.

    Love you.

    1. Love you loads girl! Sending you your copy as well! You have a beautiful gift and your expression of it through the Effizioni handbags, your blogs n your styling! Well done and big hug.

  3. Ok first of all Happy birthdayyyyyyyy! *dancing* big big virtual hug to you! I pray this new year of yours brings you more love and laughter, more insights into achieving your purpose, greater heights in career and leadership and more bliss in your home.
    Now what have I learnt from your blog. Uhmnn lots. I’ve learnt about Passion, hope, belief and faith. I’ve learnt about being passionate about whatever it is you do, your career, your home, your faith. I’ve learnt to be hope ful that the world we live in and the people we see can be better(your optimism about life is contagious) . I’ve learnt to have a firm belief that if I keep working on me, I’ll be the me I dream of. I’ve learnt to keep faith in God our father. That’s a whole lot right? Lols. Once again Happy birthday ma’am keep Rocking! Oh yea I stay in lagos. Whoops!

  4. Ok first Happy birthday!!! *dancing* big big virtual hug to you. I pray this new year of yours brings you more love and laughter, more insights into achieving purpose, greater heights in career and leadership, and more bliss in your home.
    Uhmmn what have I learnt from your blog? A whole lot. I’ve learnt passion, hope, belief and faith. I’ve learnt to be passionate about whatever you are career, faith, in the home, for loved ones. Etc. I’ve learnt to keep hope alive, that this world we live in and the people we see can truly be better( your optimism about life is contagious.) I’ve learnt to strongly belief that I can be the person I dream of. I’ve learnt to maintain my Faith in God our father. I’ve learnt to keep striving to be a better me.
    Wow that’s a whole lot right? Lols. Once again Happy birthday ma’am, keep rocking! And yea I live in lagos whoop! *grinning* email is

  5. I have learnt from your blog to be more appreciative. I have learnt that there always is beauty in every situation, whether negative or positive… Seeing goodness is only a matter of perspective.

  6. Truly, you are a blessing to your generation and good enough, I think I have had a chance to express this to you a few times. Your blog is inspiring and depicts brilliance at the very peak. One thing I have personally learnt there is- it reaffirms the fact that a Nigerian and in fact a lady can also do it. And as you have written, YES…. You do have ALL that the greatest of men have had- the same 2 eyes, 2 hands, 2 feet. Who says you can’t? I look forward to Hajel being an iconic figure in the very near future and become our very own Oprah Winfrey. I happen to be one of the over 20 people you have given the book .Success Principles by Jack Canfield. It’s really a great book that will pass as a treasure.Meanwhile,Happy Birthday and ensure you have fun.

    1. Aww! Thank you dear Wale, those are such kind words and I appreciate them. I see you reading your copy and I know the sky is your stepping stone! Thank you for stopping by and God bless you!

  7. Hajara, it is always nice reading your postings and I know I have learnt alot but I am not gunning for the book. I just want to wish you a very happy birthday and many hap[py returns of the day. May God Almighty continually bless you and all yours for making out time to touch peoples lives by your postings. Once again, happy birthday.

    1. Fantastic, Mr Akpabio! It was your birthday this weekend as well and I wish you many many more years in happiness, health and wealth! It’ll be a privilege to give you something so if you haven’t read the book yet, I’ll be sending you a copy as well, just because it means so much to me that you stop by, you read and you comment! God bless you!

  8. Happy Birthday Hajel!!! I am glad I did not miss sending my greetings today. From you, I have learned to LIVE out loud. I have learned about other places as you have allowed me travel with you and see places through your eyes. Enjoy your day!

    I called you back when I got better but the call rang out. Thanks for calling me that day.

    1. Thank you my dear sis! You are totally precious to me and I am so so glad you are on the road to total recovery. I will be sending you a copy of the Success Principles as well! If you have read it, it’ll be a good gift to bless someone else with! Big hug!

  9. Happy birthday ma,Big hug. I have learnt the balancing act from your posts, I have also traveled with you to the various countries you share here,believing that one day not too far from now I would be in those countries(after saving my ten ten kobo coins*hehehehe*). God bless you ma. I believe reading the book would help me become a better person I would love to have a copy *coversface and runs away*

    1. Lol, Temitope, thank you! I will happily send you a copy of the Success Principles as well, though that’ll be copy number 6 (so I’ll have to get one more) but I believe you’ll benefit a lot from it. Please send your preffered address for delivery to and I’ll have it sent to you before the week runs out!

  10. As I said to you on ur bday, I hope NIPOST ( if it still exists, lol) delivers to Abdn because I deserve one of the books. I have been learning from you even before blogs were a possibility( in the 90′s- lol.)

    I have learnt a lot of valuable lessons from the contents of your blog but my biggest lesson might be from the entity that is the blog; I have seen your commitment to posting regularly regardless of convenience. I have learnt about stewardship- you recognise that God has given you a gift and you are committed to using it for good. I have learnt about encouragement and affirmation; I love your closing charge after every post -’go and be awesome’. I have learnt about harnessing our potential, because awesomeness is a possibility if we work at it.

    You’ve also reminded me to stop and smell the roses; to savour beauty- both in creation and in material purchases. To be adventurous and explore new horizons – through travelling or off the pages of a book. I love that you still write on pen and paper ( slowly becoming a lost art) and that you are not afraid to dream and dream BIG.

    For all those lessons and more, I thank you for your writing, don’t ever stop- the world needs your voice and this is only the beginning. Now that that’s outta the way- I’ll be waiting for my autographed book :-).

    1. Awwwwwwwwww! Now you have gone and made me cry! I love your comment and your lessons learned are so beautiful! I am not sure I embody it all as glowingly as you have said but also like you have said my whole aim is to be found faithful. To use the gifts that God has given me to His glory and to the benefit of humanity. To help others as I have been helped by others who used their gifts well. Thank you so much for stopping by.You deserve a whole book store of amazing books, LOL! I will sort you out re Success Principles! Kisses sis and thanks for the support and encouragement.

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