About Ralph Nyadzi

 

I believe it is proper for you to get to know who actually Ralph Nyadzi is so you can rest assured that you’re dealing with a site that is doing only what it knows how to do best.

No pretensions, no false claims, no excessive humility.

So here are the facts you may want to know about me.

Identity

My name is Ralph Nyadzi.

Unofficially, I’m known to some as Kofi Nyadzi. This is simply because I’m a Friday-born male from Ghana.

To most of my students and almost all others within my rather small circle, I’m simply MR. RALPH. Yes. This is my brand name. Forget about the fact that Ralph has never been my surname or last name.

This is purely a branding and effective marketing matter and nothing more.

Personality Type

I have fully convinced myself, at least for now, that I’m melancholic and hanging somewhere in between ISTP and INTP.

The “I” stands for introverted. Not the extreme type, though. But enough to irk you if you’re the judgmental kind of individual.

I think this article says more than enough about me. Both the positives and the not-too-positives. Except that I doubt if the lines about the need to belong and be accepted apply to me.

The truth is I consider myself more as a rebel in relation to social traditions and dogmatic rules.

Education

I have a background in Language and Literature, Classics, Educational Psychology as well as School Administration.

I pride myself in the fact that I’ve been able to acquire a bigger chunk of my knowledge and skills through independent learning outside the four walls of a traditional classroom.

That is why I’m naturally a huge fan of self-teaching, homeschooling, self-help and the do-it-yourself movement.

Values

  • The simple lifestyle
  • Frugality
  • Minimalism
  • Intentional living
  • Dependability and reliability
  • Integrity
  • Being true to myself and to others – I try as much as possible not to pretend to be what I am not.
  • Compassion and self-sacrifice.

Achievements

I am a proud recipient of the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana,

Yeah! That’s my alma mater I love to call CapeVars.

I simply prefer this name to the more popular UCC.

I had two other Distinctions in my bag. One in the Middle School Leaving Certificate Examination and the other in the Nov/Dec GCE Ordinary Level examination.

I’m proud  to say that with absolutely NO formal, regular high school tuition nor the help of a private tutor, I managed to obtain a Division One With Distinction in the WAEC GCE/SCHOOL CERT examination which I sat for as a private candidate.

I’m also a winner of an award in a BBC Poetry Competition.

For the past twenty years, I’ve been my own boss. It hasn’t been easy, no, but it’s been exciting and most fulfilling.

Since 1999, I have successfully coached and mentored 3000+ students and adult learners at both the secondary and tertiary levels to achieve their educational and career dreams.

Passions

  • Self-employment and entrepreneurship
  • Non-stop learning. I mean lifelong learning
  • Digital publishing
  • Internet research
  • Social media marketing
  • Work, work, work
  • Helping others as much as I can to improve their lot.
  • Liberal Arts or General Arts studies

Setbacks

I have so far not been able to achieve the below personal dreams nor complete the underlisted projects. Some are still dear to my heart. A couple others, however, have lost my devotion for good.

  • Establish a tertiary level private educational institution, preferably, a university.
  • Set up a foundation to give educational scholarships to the needy, at least, in my country.
  • Establish a centre for personal development and financial literacy skills studies.
  • A private senior high school. It collapsed due to low-quality student intake and the threat posed by a national policy on free public high school education.
  • Stop working IN my business (as if I were still an employee) early so I can focus on working ON it only (like a real CEO).
  • A couple other devastating failures. I leave them to my Creator.

Personal Philosophy

The creator never sent anyone of us into the world to come and suffer.

With the right attitude and orientation, each one of us can do a lot to live a life of fulfillment and reasonable satisfaction even without much external support.

Blaming others and complaining about everything around you is the worst killer of all ambitions and personal aspirations.

Addiction

BBC World Service News & Programmes

Pets

Four cats. I’ve spoilt them with too much fish and meat! Just can’t help it.

Home Country and Region

Ghana, Central.

Favourite African Proverb

It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.

Don’t you agree?

Thank you!

 

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