Thursday, September 25, 2008

Young Nigerian Philanthropist Pens Motivational Journal

Via press release: Accepting the challenge of a lifetime, Olusegun "Sheg" Aranmolate, a contestant from the ABC reality show "Oprah's Big Give" has released the first volume of a motivational series book, iACTUATE: 100 Days of Inspiration, a daily devotional for 100 days. Each day is linked to an inspirational quote and a set of checklists used to inspire the spirit of readers.

Sharing lessons learned from his personal journey, Aranmolate highlights how inspiration is found by enjoying the simplicity of life. To be truly inspired by life is really not a big secret. Understanding that despite the amount of turbulence in the world, there are still many compassionate people and inspirational things to look forward to in life. iACTUATE: 100 days of Inspiration is a 240-page daily devotional filled with famous quotes coupled with life encounters. Each page is supplied with simple life changing activities that strengthen the mind and the body.

Aranmolate came to the United States in July 2001 by way of Lagos, Nigeria. He is considered to be a well respected motivational writer and prolific speaker and he is recognized as a philanthropist and an activist. He is also a fashion model, the co- founder of the Aranmolate Foundation for Deformed Children and the founder of the Inspivia. He has obtained a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, a minor in Psychology and a Masters degree in Applied Molecular Biology all before age 23. In 2008, Aranmolate or "Sheg" was introduced on the TV show "Oprah's Big Give" and became one of the top five contestants. The reality series was a competition to improve the lives of others with no knowledge of any personal monetary gain.

Drawing upon his dedication to service, the Big Give finalist completed the show with a renewed purpose to impact the lives of others, an important lesson he first learned while growing up in Nigeria.

The motivational journal encourages readers to develop their own unique philosophies of life so that they may become ambassadors of goodwill to all. iACTUATE: 100 Days of Inspiration is available for purchase online from all major book retailers including Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Borders.

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