Summary of My Today’s Speech at LinkedIn Local Lagos on Careers

Summary of My Today’s Speech at LinkedIn Local Lagos on Careers

Thank you LinkedIn Local Lagos for the invitation. It is always hard talking about career since career is a continuum. Largely, the summary of my talk is this:

  • Harmonize your passion and mission to ensure pursuing your passion can pay your bills. Missions should be short-term goals you set in your career. As you get those missions done, you will be closer to your career vision.
  • Build and accumulate capabilities to make the mission happen. These capabilities include knowledge skills (from schools), networks and contacts, acquired job experiences, etc.
  • Execute and make those capabilities work. The best phase after accumulation of capabilities is using them to fix personal and professional frictions: rents, family upkeeps, grow businesses, get promotions, etc.

As you work on all, have awareness and observation for opportunities. This is necessary because the world is not linear when it comes to careers. There would be challenges on the ways – deal with them and stay on track. Unless you are aware and very observant, you may not notice that a skill you may have cherished has expired. So, your antenna must be sharp to ensure while pursuing the vision, you are attentive to the realities of markets and shifts.

And finally, it is important you define your career fulfillment. Yes, you may be made to work for someone while your friend is cut for starting things. That your friend is a founder does not mean you have to leave your progressing career in a bank to start a company..

Let me say – thank you to everyone who made it.

Let’s Connect at LinkedIn Local Lagos on Saturday


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6 thoughts on “Summary of My Today’s Speech at LinkedIn Local Lagos on Careers

  1. It was nice meeting you finally, face to face. I enjoyed every piece of your presentation. I would not forget to remember that the containers on the high seas are equally attractive in ensuring that my mission is fulfilling. #HRwithEM

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      1. Thank you, prof, for investing your precious time educating us on career, vision and mission. I have learned to put my best out while I’m at my job or whatever I find myself doing while keeping my vision central in my mind, and establishing relevant links between the vision, my skills and what mission will drive the skills to attain such vision.

        Thanks for the experiences shared, they are chests of treasure for me, power to my engine and gusto to my steps!

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  2. Thank you, prof, for investing your precious time educating us on career, vision and mission. I have learned to put my best out while I’m at my job or whatever I find myself doing while keeping my vision central in my mind, and establishing relevant links between the vision, my skills and what mission will drive the skills to attain such vision.

    Thanks for the experiences shared, they are chests of treasure for me, power to my engine and gusto to my steps!

    Reply

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