Side shuf­fle switch

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I am a teacher and I also make adire. My duty, as a class teacher, is to im­part knowl­edge, make sure the stu­dents are or­gan­ised and cor­rect their mis­takes.

For my side hus­tle, I make and sell adire (tie and dye) fab­rics. It in­volves turn­ing white fab­rics into beau­ti­ful colours in African styles.

I try to keep a bal­ance be­tween both jobs, so that none suf­fers. I work on the or­ders I’ve got dur­ing the week­ends or im­me­di­ately I get back from work if de­liv­ery is to be made the fol­low­ing day. I would then get some­one to dis­patch the ma­te­rial on my be­half.

Com­bin­ing both jobs is not re­ally chal­leng­ing be­cause I have made up my mind that I can pro­duce any­time or­ders come in. But de­liv­er­ing the items is an­other mat­ter en­tirely be­cause I may be at work when I’m sup­posed to de­liver. It’s not ev­ery time I have some­one to dis­patch for me and this makes me lose some cus­tomers that are in a hurry to have their fab­rics.

I delved into tie and dye busi­ness be­cause of my love for colours. I used to made tees for just my­self and peo­ple al­ways ap­pre­ci­ated them on me, ask­ing if I made them and that, they would love to own one too. The world is go­ing back to an­cient fash­ion, so I com­bine mod­ern and an­cient styles.

In terms of profit, com­bin­ing both busi­nesses has been very lu­cra­tive.

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This fast-paced move gets your heart rate up and re­cruits your in­ner-thigh mus­cles to help you quickly switch di­rec­tions.


•Stand with your feet to­gether, arms by your sides.

•Shuf­fle swiftly to your right by tak­ing three quick steps to the side (right, left, right), then lift your left knee up, swing­ing your right arm for­ward.

•Im­me­di­ately re­verse your shuf­fle (left, right, left) and land with your right knee up, left knee bent, swing­ing your right arm for­ward.

•Re­peat 20 times in a row as fast as you can, al­ter­nat­ing sides.

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