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At Winners Ways, we are on a mission to create more winners. We help you to succeed in your career and personal finance.

At Winners Ways, we are on a mission to create more winners. We help you to succeed in your career and personal finance.
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At Winners Ways, we are on a mission to create more winners. We help you to succeed in your career and personal finance.








32: Step Up: How a once homeless man created multibillion dollar business empire

Welcome to another episode of the Winners Ways podcast. I am your host, Bola Alabi. This is episode 32 of the Winners Ways podcast, and today’s show is about motivation, and I am reviewing the story of John Paul Dejoria. The goal of today’s show is to share life lessons from John Paul’s story, with the hope of motivating you the listener that no matter who you are, no matter where you are, you can achieve success if you are willing to learn, and ultimately if you believe you can. I like...


31: Save Money. Ditch Debt. & Build Wealth with Bola Sokunbi

Money is extremely important. People all over the world work very hard to make money, but many struggles to effectively manage their hard-earned income. On today’s show, I have a money expert, an educator that will be sharing her money story with us and teach us how to ditch debt, save money and build wealth. Bola Sokunbi is a certified financial educator whose goal is to help women take charge of their finances, stop living paycheck to paycheck, build real wealth and get you in control of...


30: Financial Wellness Checkup. 5 Tips that will help you gain control of your money.

Hi Everyone, Welcome to another episode of the Winners Ways podcast. I am your host, Bola Alabi. This is episode 30 of the Winners Ways podcast, and on today’s show, we will be talking Financial Wellness Checkup. Financial wellness is a measure of your overall financial health. It measures what you own compared with what you owe. If you are negative on the financial wellness scale, then it means that what you owe is more than what you own. Simply put, you are in debt. If you want to win...


29: Leave People Better - Touching Lives

In this episode, I shared my thoughts on how to touch people lives, and make them better. Three possible options: Better – Whereby you actively and consciously make the lives of the people around you better. Your presence will be forever etched in their memory. Worse – Whereby people are worse off after meeting you. Your absence brings happiness to others, and they regret knowing you. There is a third option. Neutral – Whereby you add nothing or take away anything from people around...


27: Living on Purpose with Robert Harper

Title: Living on Purpose. In this episode, I interviewed Robert Harper on how to discover and live on purpose.


26: How to prepare for your next interview

Welcome to another episode of the Winners Ways podcast. I am your host, Bola Alabi. This is episode 26 of the Winners Ways podcast, and on today’s show, we will be talking about how to land your dream job. I want you to get hired, and I will be sharing some interview preparation tips with you today. By the way, if you are yet to do so, please go back and listen to episode 25, where I talked about how to write a winning resume. That episode is the foundation of today’s episode. Interview...


#25: How to write a winning resume

Hi Everyone, Welcome to another episode of the Winners Ways podcast. I am your host, Bola Alabi. This is episode 25 of the Winners Ways podcast, and on today’s show, we will be talking about how to write a winning resume. 1. What is a resume? 2. What should it contain? 3. What are you projecting? – Now you are ready to publish your resume and apply for your dream job. Remember though; a good resume is just the first step to landing the job. You will also need to learn about the company,...


#24: How to handle rejection

Truth be told, no one likes rejection. It has the tendency of making someone feel less capable, not wanted, and it can damage one’s morale and ego, if not properly handled. Many people are so afraid of being rejected that they resolve to only do things they are completely sure of being successful at and they ended up clinging to the status quo provided by their comfort zone. People that are afraid of rejection will find it difficult to make the necessary sales call, submit proposals for a...


#23: How to boost your credit score

Your credit score is a very important financial number in your financial life. The higher your score, the higher your chances for qualifying for loans and credit cards at favorable terms which will save you more money. You know I have passion for finding ways to save you more money. If your credit score is not in the high 700, then you need to consider improving it. There are some quick steps you can take to see some quick bounce in your credit score, but it generally takes time to see...


#22: How to save money on your insurance premium

Your insurance premium is definitely one of your monthly bills – you pay insurance on your auto and homeowners’ insurance. Paying those insurance premiums can be expensive and inconvenient sometimes, especially when you are still struggling in your finances. However, insurance your prized possession is a wise thing to do because it protects you and your properties from the risk of loss. Insurance provides peace of mind to you and transfers risks on your properties to third parties. Having...


#21: 10 Creative ways to pay off your student loans

If you really want to get at it, if you want to become aggressive, if you are sick and tired of paying Sallie Mae, then today’s episode is for you. You are a goal getter, you don’t want to depend on anyone to help you pay off your student debt, you are ready to get out of debt. This podcast is about education, and I want to empower you by providing information that will help you to succeed in your finance and career. Here are some creative ways to pay off your student loans: 1. Pay...


#20: Rebound: How to bounce back from setback and achieve success

Sometimes in life, we make the greatest forward progress by going backward. —Jack Bogle He was born in 1929, during the great depression. His family had lost a lot of their wealth at that time. His father lost his job, and he began to drink. His parent divorced when he was a young boy. He started working at age 10, he delivered paper, and he became a waiter just to support his family. Money was scarce for the family, but he was fortunate to get a scholarship to study in Princeton. He had...


#19: Forgive us our debt: 7 Ways to get your student loan forgiven

In episode 16, I shared tips and strategies that you can adopt to plan and pay for college. We all know how expensive college cost is in America. Based on the feedback that I received, I realized that this episode is a preventative measure. It is for people that are yet to get into debt. The reality, however, is that millions of Americans are already in debt. On today’s episode, I will be sharing tips that will help people that are in student loan debt so that they can get some relief...


#18: Understanding the FICO Score

In the United States, the FICO score is used to measure consumer risk. The credit score is a very important number, at least if you will need to borrow money. This score is used to gauge your creditworthiness, it shows whether you are a reliable borrower, and it shows if you pay on time, the number of years you’ve carried debt balance and if you have ever defaulted on paying back the debt you owe. Basically, Credit scores help lenders evaluate whether they want to do business with you. So...


#17: Where to find your next job

The job market in the USA is tightening up with the unemployment rate at historic low, but there are still millions of people looking for new opportunities. In a competitive world that we are today, as a potential job candidate, you need to be at the right place at the right time to get the right opportunity. Most of the time, an opportunity will not suddenly knock on your door, you have to go looking for it. It is because of people that are either underemployed or unemployed that are...


#16: How to plan and pay for college

If you live in America, you will know that the college education cost is astronomically high, and it is ever increasing. Many people go into debt to acquire a college education, and many people struggle for the rest of their lives to pay off their student loans. The total student loan in America is currently over 1.5T, and it continues to increase. I have read about people with student loans in their 60’s and 70’s. These are the age when people are supposed to be planning for their...


#15: How to find your purpose at work

As you know, this podcast is for everyone who wants to succeed and win in their career and finances. So welcome to Episode 15 of the “The Winners Ways Podcast, and today’s title is “How to find your purpose at work”. By the way, if you have not already listened to my episode on “Living on purpose”, please go back and listen to episode 1 where I explained how to live on purpose. I recently published an article on LinkedIn, that I titled “Paycheck does not preclude purpose,” it is on how...


#14: Impact Makers: How to stay relevant in a competitive world

Everyone loves and crave for relevance. And relevance comes in different forms. It is about giving attention, being connected, and becoming significant to other people. If you are married like me, relevance to your spouse comes in the form of attention. That’s why it is not unusual for a wife to ask for quality time from the husband from time to time. What she wants and what she is asking for is relevance. And this can be vice versa as well. When a wife gets too busy, the husband can want...


#13: 2019 Tax Season is upon us. What you need to know.

On today’s episode, I will be introducing the new changes that come with the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. And what you should expect. President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on December 22nd, 2017. It cuts individual income tax rates, doubles the standard deduction, and eliminates personal exemptions. The top individual tax rate drops to 37 percent from 39.6%, while the lowest individual rate remains at 10%. The Act cuts the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 21 percent...