By Hammed Sheriffdeen Oladimeji
Mere having the belief that one is capable of doing something is not necessarily enough for someone who desires to attain financial stability with their capability.
The Group CEO at UniVast Africa and a public speaking tutor, Mr. Abass Abiola AbdulAzeez, during his webinar hosted on Facebook titled ‘Strategic Positioning’, impacted the lives of the general populace (youths especially) as he carried out a successful surgical operation in their mind to refurbish some of their wrong mindsets.
“Everyone is endowed with at least a skill, talent, ability or knowledge. However, in order to attain financial prosperity from these skills and talents, there is need to be strategically positioned before people that are willing to pay in return for these skills. Hence, strategic positioning is the act of making oneself visible to people that are in need of what one has. It is the act of placing oneself at the forefront where one is visible in a profitable manner”, Mr. Abiola explained.
“However , before you can be said to have been positioned strategically, there are some crucial things to check out for. One of these is the mind detoxé(s), otherwise known as negative mindsets. These are the mindsets that cause setbacks in making money from your skills or knowledge. These mindsets include; fear of rejection because of lack of certification, fear of not having enough expertise, fear of not being good enough, the fear that people may not pay for the knowledge, etc. As much as these excuses may seem relevant and genuine, they are not yet tangible to take as reasons for not making money from your skill sets and knowledge.
They are negative mindsets that needs to be buried where they will go into an eternal extinction. SP is telling us that no matter the limitations we think we have, we have all the full potentials to monetize what we have”, he enlightened.
Mr. Abiola made reference to his first public speaking training where he experienced similar challenges. He had the fear that people might not pay for the training, to the extent that he initially put the training for a ridiculous cost until he realized that people are willing to pay any amount for the impact he was making.
“There is a common saying, which is already becoming a maxim, that there are no jobs in Nigeria. This saying is way far from truth, because there are many jobs in Nigeria but not enough personnels. If only we look at where we are supposed to look, then, we will realize that there are many jobs that can lift us out from the pit of poverty”, he urged.
“There are numerous reasons for strategic positioning. One of these is that there will always be some people that want the skills, talents and knowledge that you have; they are only waiting for you to get to them. This is in line with a philosophy in Economics that says ‘Human wants are insatiable’. When you fail to be strategically positioned, then, you are denying yourself of the money in the hands of those that wants to pay for your knowledge”, he furthered.
“Impact is another reason for strategic positioning. While making impacts in people’s lives, one should make money from it. What is certain is that people are always willing to pay for anything they derive impacts from. The last reason for strategic positioning is income. It is sacrosanct that people will always need money to cater for their lives. Then, it becomes advisable to make money from what one possesses that some people are ready to pay for”, he explained.
“Knowledge sector is regarded as the second fastest growing sector of the global economy and estimated to worth about 383 billion dollars in five years to come. It is the sector where one charges for one’s knowledge, skills, talents and ideas. When one places oneself strategically in the knowledge sector, there is access to multiple sources of income. The baseline remains that your knowledge should fetch you money”, the tutor encouraged.
“Having realized the need for strategic positioning, how then do you identify your skills or talents? It is a big fat lie when people say they do not have a skill or talent that they can monetize. The problem lies solely in the herculean task of identifying the skills and talents. To identify one’s talents, one can ask oneself some questions. These questions include: What is a life challenge I surmounted and survived? What do people always come to me to ask? What skills and certificates do I have? What is my no-brainer? – What I do without any external assistance. When these questions are well examined, they can point to one’s skills and talents”, Mr. Abiola educated.
“In a situation whereby one is multi-skilled, multi-talented and multi-knowledgable, it often seems difficult to identify what skill to monetize. When this happens, you should set your priority by identifying the one skill that you use with utmost passion, joy and pride.
Then, scale or assess your ability by identifying the strongest point of these abilities – the one in which you have the most expertise. Ultimately, when your most prioritized skill and strongest ability coincide, you should assure yourself of your status as a millionaire. Lastly, you should identify the market need – what people need most. You should identify what people need most out of all the skills and knowledge in your possession”, he explained.
Mr. Abiola concluded by enjoining everyone to embark on executing their ideas, so far it moves them, it will definitely move others that are just like them and are willing to venture in such ideas. He recapitulated by saying everyone is just always good enough to be relevant in the knowledge sector and everyone has what it takes to get there money from people. “We only need to get to these people, get them impacted get the money from them. These are the three-gets”, he said.
He made an announcement about a 10-day call out session for some skillful Nigerian Youths with the aim of optimizing them to be visible to people that needs their skills and knowledge.
For any question or clarification, Mr. Abass Abiola AbdulAzeez can be reached on WhatsApp via wa.me/2348133547909 or his mailbox at firstname.lastname@example.org._
The link to the Facebook live webinar: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1701755989997485&id=100004893015188
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