Posted on November 25, 2015 by Shola Lawrence - Shola's Posts
If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years – whether working on my own projects or helping others with theirs – it’s that big things can come from small ideas.
Sometimes it’s easy to lose perspective. We might look at something we’re doing and think that maybe it’s too small in scope to really matter…or worse, we might think it’s not big enough to warrant so much effort and sweat. Those times are when it’s important to come back down to earth and redouble our efforts.
A tiny acorn will eventually become a huge oak tree, but only if it’s given a chance and the time to grow. It needs proper conditions, as do all of our ideas and efforts if we want them to blossom and bear fruit some day. That’s why it’s ever so important to give 100%, even when it seems like a small matter.
You see, excellence isn’t just a concept; it’s a habitual behavior. If you put your heart into your work, no matter how small, then you will cultivate that habit. If you slack off on the details or the things that seem minor, then the opposite will happen and you’ll become accustomed to “phoning it in.” That’s not a habit you want to be stuck with when the big opportunity does roll in!
I believe that everything we do is as important as we make it. Approaching each task, no matter how small, with zeal will always yield a better result. And when you approach everything you do with that mindset, something interesting happens: you learn that even the smallest plant can bear satisfying fruit.
Posted on September 30, 2015 by Shola Lawrence - Shola's Posts
It goes without saying that I’ve been busy with a lot of projects this year! With that in mind, I wanted to give an update about one of my key endeavours. It’s called “The 1000 Project,” and it’s focused on the concept of social entrepreneurism. The basic idea is one of entrepreneurs helping entrepreneurs, each of us involving ourselves in something bigger to bring something positive to the world at large.
The purpose of the project itself is to help struggling entrepreneurs build websites that will encourage growth and prosperity in their business. This came as a natural extension of my web design business, Coolours, Inc… a way to give back to the small business community in a way that suits my expertise and skills. Naturally, The 1000 Project is also working with other companies and entrepreneurs to expand the scope of the endeavour. We’re looking for sponsors, volunteers, and other socially-conscious people to help out with various aspects of the project.
(We’re also taking applications from entrepreneurs who don’t currently have a web presence and need a helping hand, so if you fall into that category, click this link and apply now! – Free Application)
It’s an ambitious project, and at the end of the day I know we’ll be able to help out a lot of people. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit the1000project.org or feel free to contact me directly!
Posted on January 7, 2015 by Shola Lawrence - Shola's Posts
The celebration of the end of one year and the beginning of another is the perfect time to focus on the very real need we all have to leave the past behind and press on to the future. A time to focus on forgiving the failures of the past and focusing on the hopes and dreams within us.
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Posted on December 25, 2014 by Shola Lawrence - Shola's Posts
This video is an artistic take on how the story of the nativity might have read had a social network existed at the time of Jesus’s birth. Follow this historical period as it unfolds as a digital narrative.
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Posted on October 30, 2014 by Shola Lawrence - Shola's Posts
This mini movie is designed to show God’s many incredible gifts to us. While we might desire to work for ”treats”, God gives to us liberally in so many ways we could never earn.
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Posted on July 24, 2014 by Shola Lawrence - Shola's Posts
Personal .com websites (yourname.com) are all the rage! Sure, they’re a great way to start building a presence on the internet, but what are the risks? What are the rewards? I’ve been learning the answers to these questions during the past few weeks and this is some of what I’ve come up with.