LESSONS LEARNT FROM LIVE YOUR PASSION 2.0 EVENT
One of the things I set out to do this year is to make efficient and effective use of my time, in actions and associations because you know what? Time when wasted can never be recovered, the best we can get are memories. The time I spent volunteering and attending the Live Your Passion 2.0 event hosted by the amazing and inspirational Laiza King was a time very well spent.
The Live Your Passion 2.0 event is an event with one main goal: to inspire young people to pursue their creative, entrepreneurial and career aspirations, despite the magnitude of their dreams. LYP as it is popularly called comprises of a series of unique seminars and workshops focused on teaching and empowering individuals to realize their full potentials through life, career and business skills and strategies that will help position them for the marketplace, on their entrepreneurial journey and also in life. The core of the event is to transform lives and add value.
LYP 2.0 was simply an opportunity to meet, interact and learn from young people like myself who found their passion in the midst of good, bad and ugly opportunities, living in their passions and purpose and inspiring others to live their very best lives.
Paul Foh was the key note speaker of the event and heyyyyyy! He brought in so much energy and passion, urging us to see the bigger picture, and pursue the things we are passionate about.
Other speakers were:
Lady Eno Jerry of Jeno Management Solutions
Grace Ihejiamaizu of Opportunity Desk
Daniel Chinagozi of Palmnet Consult Limited
Chinenye Nwogu, Senior Special Adviser to the Governor of Abia State
Victoria Ogechi Onyegbu of Classique by Victoria
Ikenna Ogbudimkpa of Vision Alive Foundation
Rachael Ogugua of Prechy Bakes "N" Pastries
These inspiring and destiny changing speakers dealt with issues ranging from goal setting to finding your passion, making the best use of digital skills for your business and career, networking, trumping fear and negativity, and so much more.
In the midst of all these, the following are lessons I picked from the event and so I thought to share:
Lesson 1: Greatness lies within each one of us, what makes the difference is perception.
Lesson 2: The internet and technology is one of God's greatest gifts to mankind, you can help you become anything or nothing.
Lesson 3: Never underestimate the power of your thoughts, whatsoever a man thinkest in his heart, so he is. (Proverbs 23:7)
Lesson 4: Instead of blaming your past negative experiences, use them to build yourself into the man or woman you were created to be.
Lesson 5: Whenever a business idea hits your heart, act fast to bring that idea into reality.
Lesson 6: Seek to add value first before seeking for profit.
Lesson 7: Think big, start small.
Lesson 8: Always seek knowlege. Knowledge is what makes you stand out in the midst of the crowd. "Drinking from the beautiful chalice of knowledge is better than adorning oneself with gold and rare gems" (Proverbs 20:15)
Lesson 9: Focus on your passion and purpose and live in it no matter what.
You can view more pcitures from the event below:
LYP event holds annually, you can head over to their website www.lypafrica.org to get updates of their next event.
What lesson can you relate with? Do share in the comment box below.