Dr. Frenzo Onamusi and Dr. Armstrong Takang are two awesome people I want to be like when I grow up. I have to work harder though, because I am almost fully grown.
I recently listened to Dr. Armstrong’s lecture on ‘Leveraging Intellectual Capital’ and decided it is wise to take some notes which may be useful for you and me.
He mainly spoke on developing intellectual capital when one is young. One needs to lay a good foundation for his life and business when one has the energy and time – best time when you are in school.
Other points he made were:
- Seek opportunities not a job.
- Develop yourself to a position such that you will be headhunted.
- Thank about what it takes to be successful.
- Don’t always ask, “What is in it for me (WII FM)?” but ask, “What is in it for the other person?” For it is only when you think of the other person’s needs – in this case your employer – will you know how to best present yourself to be suitable for the position you seek.
- Take initiative. Think like an entrepreneur and not like an employee. Own the job. That way, your boss will want to train you to take his position while he moves higher.
- volunteer. Volunteer for something you may not be paid for. Go for crusades. Go for evangelism. God sees, He’ll open doors because of your sacrifice.
- Don’t be focused too much on yourself.
Finally, he ends, there is no future without faith in God.
– Ike Amadi.