2017 in view…. Am I Ready?

It’s about to be another night of rejoicing and shouts of “happy new year”. If you know well, you will know enough that next year won’t start on January 1st for the goal-getters. It starts now. The fuel gets into the car before the car moves. Except you are going nowhere. 

Often we all set new goals, resolutions, plans, visions, etc for a new year. And most of these fall and fail along the way. Why? Because they didn’t get fueled before kickstarted. 

Okay, 2017 is knocking. How far?

The prophecies will come as usual. And we will grab them as always, prophecies aren’t magics. Water won’t wet a plant hidden under concrete, no magic or miracle will make a mechanic a doctor, you study and learn and go through a PROCESS to become one. 

Do you still like where you are? If yes, then just let 2017 unfold as it will. If not, get up and start putting things in place Now! Until you get tired and determine to get a change out of it, it won’t happen. You want to change jobs? But you still love your workplace, maybe it’s not time to move then, you can still put a little more effort and make that place better. Many make the right moves at the wrong time. 

Don’t move because a colleague moved, move because it’s time for You to move. When you move at the wrong time, you crumble the bricks you’ve been laying. 

If you’re thinking of doing something new, check the motives. Are you venturing into it because you see someone succeeding in it? Which is a major reason for many people stepping into unknown boundaries these days. Thereby failing along the way. You don’t know how they moved, don’t follow them. They had their feet stuck in the mud, they failed, they fell, the problem is you are only seeing and hearing the juicy parts of their story. Walk your own walk – in my local pidgin “waka ya own waka, na im beta pass ” 

To make the year count, shock people. I love the idea of beating expectations. If you’ve been lazy at a particular thing, slave it out in yourself and shock yourself too. Struggling to shed weight, succeed in a career, keep a relationship, maintain friendships, it will be hard but consciously start a hard work working on those weaknesses. It often motivates us to do more, when we do the unexpected. If you normally get angry , try to disappoint people by smiling and walking off. You will see yourself gaining more respect and even more self esteem and self confidence. It may look like a small goal but it takes about the same effort and just a little more to take bigger steps too. 

All these, let me handle the skill part since it’s my line. If you are planning learning a skill in 2017, that year is not a year of running around a maze. If you really want to be success, FOCUS! If your line is fashion, decide on the aspect of fashion that you would want to major on. If it’s beauty, pick a lane. Why be a Jack of all when you can be a Master in one and make more than the Jacks are making. Outstanding entrepreneurs are the ones known for one particular thing. 

Greed often pushes some people into what they should leave alone. Nevertheless, look for your lane and walk it. Let your vision be focused. Don’t dabble in and out of whatever you see succeeding around you. Remember, as earlier said, you are only seeing the juicy part of their stories. 

If your friends or anyone around you , are not helping your visions, drop them “like its hot “.Do away with people drowning your dreams. Friendships are not compulsory. You can’t please everybody or make everyone happy, (you’re not Nigerian party jollof rice – even that one doesn’t go round at all parties) you are not tied to their happiness or pleasure. Detox your friends list, you’ve been patching up with them, how many of them are actually patching up with you. Many of us hurt ourselves because we don’t want others hurt. What has that brought you but pain and heartbreaks. Let ’em Go. You don’t have to disconnect totally if it’s difficult, you may create a distance. And let them watch you from afar. 

I am ready to take 2017! You? It starts now. Get off that couch. Drop the phone except what you’re doing is adding to your vision and future. Eliminate all time wasting activities. If it doesn’t add to you, it is killing you. 

Take all the chances. If you fail on any, give it a shoot again. Every promotion comes with a test or an examination. The tests may be brief, but examination is thorough as it requires deep checking if you’re really fit for the next level. So when the tides come, the intensity tells you what’s about to unfold. Scale through and come out succeeding. 

Next year will be great if you start fueling the car before the trip starts. 

Cheers to another great year. 

Principal Instructor 

Ibadancity Fashion College. Ring Road ibadan. 

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DRESS-FOR-LESS 2016. (Season 4.)

We often get questions about how Dress-For-Less came by, how it works, do we make profit? , why do we sell at such unbelievable prices, is it really possible?… Yes it looks impossible,  and in this present situation of the country, it looks like a “scheme”. But Dress-For-Less is as Real as Real is.

What Birthed Dress-For-Less?


Lets do a little background on DFL. Few years ago, We had a vision and mission to empower one very special student in the College (then DGV FASHION ACADEMY). The passion was great and so was the need to achieve the vision. We thought of ways to raise the cash and came up with the community service initiative. We arrived at making new clothes and sell at no-profit rates, all to raise the needed funds. It was very successful,  and we realised many people were even happier. We achieved more than our goal, we put smiles on many faces. They could spend less on looking good for Christmas. The satisfaction and joy was a big plus to our vision. 

And the feedback was, ‘don’t let this stop’….. so it became an annual cause and a part of it still goes back to spreading smiles in the spirit of Christmas. And since then, it’s been a good story year over year.

The 2016 edition is the 4th one. And it comes with a twist. It’s about one time the country is facing a direction many of us don’t understand. This is more reason we are determined to spread more smiles, more joy, more love and happiness and ease the tight air around us. 

The prices are coming as low as #500 -#2000. Is it easy on our part? NO! Is it worth it? YES!!!!!!! If there is a time DFL is needed, we think it’s now. You can now spread the remaining budget on other Christmas expenses. If you want to give affordable gifts to people, DFL is the place to be. It’s the season to give, we are giving back and we hope many will too. 

If you’re coming to shop at DFL, we plead that you come early. People arrive before shopping doors open, it’s like our version of ‘Black Friday’. The exchange rate is not speaking sweet language in this season, but our sales is speaking more than sweetness to all ears.

This edition is coming with lots of freebies from chocolates from The Choc Boy – that choc genius, to cupcakes from the talented Creamy Tops, and hand dryers , clippers and more for heavy shoppers. All from good hearts who want to spread joy of the season around too. Don’t arrive late, all gifts are on first come, early shoppers basis.

And Yes nothing sells above #2000, it’s a sacrificial promise and we are keeping it. Don’t just get for yourself , look around and make someone happy this season. All acts are seeds. Sow Joy reap more Joy.

For more information about Dress-For-Less. Check our Facebook page – DGVSTYLES and search for Dress-For-Less album. Our Instagram handle is @dgvstyles. 

The venue is – Ibadancity Fashion College. Ring road ibadan. Follow the tarred road directly opposite KFC / Chicken Republic ring road, the landmark will guide you. 

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Shopping doors open at 9am prompt. Come Shop Meet Connect and Party with many happy and great minds like you. 

Wishing you a very merry Christmas. May the Joy of the season bring you Joy.

See you on Saturday 17th December.  To people outside the city and country. We are making arrangements, in order to be fair to all, but it will be after Dress-For-Less day. We promise you won’t miss out on the goodies too. 

Have a Holly Jolly Christmas……. Seasons Greetings 🎄 ☃️ ☃️❄🎉.