Earlier today, I spoke at the Young Enterprising Leaders Summit in Calabar. In my presentation I made reference to my book HOW THEY STARTED, I didn't say the book was for sell, in fact I only travelled with my personal copy and two extra copies. After my presentation, the next speaker came on stage and among his first lines was "I love reading, because
We all have dreams, responsibilities and a lifestyle we would like to manage, sadly many depend on a salary to feed all 3. By now many are realizing that entrepreneurship is not for everyone but investments should be. Here are my Top 10 investments I have made in 2018. Take time to learn each and even more to make an informed decision.#LetsDOthis
The benefits of attending this transformational ‘21st century
Public Relations/ Customer Service Skills’ can never be overemphasized. I could
name a thousand reasons, but here are top 10 reasons why I recommend you make
plans to register today.
access to world class tools that will enhance the customer service and public
image of your business, brand and professional life
clarity on what customers really want, and how to address their premium needs.
clarity on how to generate huge return on investment within the shortest
possible time through efficient customer service experience.
friends, on behalf of the Board of Directors, students, graduates, staff and
donors, I have the pleasure to announce that the first testimonial book of
International Institute for Global leadership, USA is out.
is now live barely 24 hours ago in both kindle and paperback formats for
purchase in Amazon. The title is: ‘Creating
Your Path through Leadership’. Written by graduates and Board members of
our great institution which cut across contributors from USA, Nigeria, Uganda,
Ethiopia, Rwanda, Kenya, Nepal, and Zimbabwe.
is composed of 24 amazing chapters. I am particularly grateful to all the 24
contributors for being kind enough to share their interesting leadership
lessons, transformational stories and
of Owerri Metropolitan, District 9142 Nigeria cordially invites the general
public to attend the August edition of our Bi-monthly leadership training to be
delivered by one of our own, Rotarian
Kelechi Anyanwu, a seasoned leadership coach, motivational speaker, event
manager and a leader of repute.
learn inspiring leadership lessons that will
With great joy and admiration, I welcome you to the month of
August. ‘Just like yesterday, the Rotary year started on July 1 with every of our member sharing their vision for this new Rotary year. It was a great opportunity for
NELIS - Next Leaders Initiative for Sustainability - is a local2global network of young sustainability leaders working to reconnect humanity to nature and creating a world that is worth passing on. NELIS argues that only by linking a new generation of sustainability practitioners across the world in a collaborative network, will humanity be able to shift towards a more humane and ecologically sound model of social and economic development. The grand vision of NELIS is to help create "One World in Harmony." Through our activities, we connect, inspire and empower a new generation of sustainability leaders across the world.
The Position Under the authority of the President of the NELIS board of Trustees in Nigeria and the Global Council in Japan, the Program Manager is responsible for
Yesterday July 4th, 2018 i assumed office as the President, Rotary club of Owerri Metropolitan, district 9142 Nigeria. It is another call for selfless service to the communities we serve. I pledge to continue to selflessly serve God and humanity with my time, talents and treasures. During this new leadership, i pledge to carry out quality projects on Rotary’s six areas of focus namely Maternal and child health, water and sanitation, peace and conflict prevention/ resolution, disease prevention and treatment, Economic and Community development, and Basic Education and literacy. Below is the acceptance speech i delivered at the event
Goal mapping is a gateway to making your dreams a reality. Our team has a certified Goal mapping facilitator who is an expert in conducting this goal mapping training. Through this training, we equip children with relevant tools that will inspire them to truly consider what their hopes and dreams actually are.
Through this world class training, children will gain a skill that is entirely
The history of the world revolves around the respected
figures of great men. No wonder some erudite philosophers ably represented by
Hegel say that it is the synthesis of thesis and antithesis.
Today is the 30th birthday of a great
fellow, friend, young African leader, speaker, consummate Christian, professor
without a university because he is a schoolman himself, personal assistant to
Theophilus Okere, on whose Copernican
Yesterday was his birthday. He is a classmate, friend,
brother and great supporter of my dream. He was my best man during my wedding
in 2014. I still recall the activities of that great event with great feeling. Knowing you and what
Back in college (2008), I started following my self-proclaimed twin, The Founder of Econet Wireless and Econet Media, Dr Strive Masiyiwa and his teachings through audio clips and then later on Facebook. I used to copy the insights to my word document and read the compilations again and again, then later we could have group discussions with my close friends on each article. A decade later, I was part of the co-engineering team helping Barack & Michelle Obama shape the Obama Foundation in Chicago, and Barack introduced me to this great son of Africa. I had an opportunity to meet him and thank him in person for all the insights and motivation he gave me to believe that an African can rise globally and even help more rise with him. At the time Strive was leaving for London, so I escorted him on his way to the airport and today's lesson is part of our conversation.
He has been teaching me a lot but what he told me that day was quite interesting, "…Hey Charles, did you know that I love to I read and reply to those comments by myself on Facebook? I have been seeing your 'thank you' messages and you encouraged me with how you have used the same knowledge I share with many." I didn't even know what to say, this is the man who inspired me to create my page and freely share insights to help others have hope and rise to their potentials.
TODAY'S EXERCISE: SEND APPRECIATION MESSAGES AND GIVE FEEDBACK.
Today I want you to see the “great power” behind gratitude. You are to write and send at least 3 appreciation messages and share with me how it goes.
Most of us don't take gratitude seriously, we just know how to say "Thank you" in a rush, but today I would love to share with you the importance of crafting and designing your APPRECIATION message so that it stands out and the person you are saying/ sending it to should feel the impact made. THINK ABOUT your parents / siblings/ friends / teachers / mentors/ investors / pastors / leaders / guardians etc who have helped you in one-way or the other. Trust me, Gratitude is the door that opens the way to more opportunities.
HERE IS THE SAMPLE MESSAGE.
This is _______ (Full name) from _________. (Introduce yourself if you don’t regularly interact on a personal level).
Thank you for taking the time to share all of that great information with me. Your support/ investment, encouragement, and advice have been extremely helpful to my _________ (Be Specific). I am now confident that I have developed ________ (mention the primary development you have made & share a link if you have one) and that has led me to apply to ________ (mention the secondary developments with link if necessary whether it on project bids/ be stakeholders/ partners/sponsors/schools/ job applications etc) that are the best fit for my personal/ professional / business goals I am pursuing. Once the feedback arrives, I will inform you to share the outcome as I intend to________ (mention the tertiary development you intend, when the first two developments work according to plan).
When it comes to __________, (mention their field of expertise) you are really good at what you do, especially on ________ (mention the specific assistance) that really helped me. May you help others as you helped me! God bless you."
As we express gratitude; we must never forget appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them. One thing I learned from Henri Amiel is that "Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts.” THANK YOU might be the best prayer anyone could say. So as the beginning of my gratitude, I say Thank you all for encouraging me to write more. God bless you and ALL THE BEST #LetsDOthis#TeamMaestros