SNIPPETS FROM Keynote Speaker, Mr. Femi Pedro, the Former Deputy Governor of Lagos State.
TOPIC: THE QUANTUM LEAP: FROM DEPENDENCE TO INFLUENCE
▪️ Money is not real wealth. A lot of people make their wealth through illicit means. Real money grows. If you own a business for example, the profit is your wealth.
▪️ In an illicit case of acquiring wealth, there is no base for the wealth. It is dependent on the position or the conditions around gaining it; and once it’s gone, that’s it!
▪️ Those who embezzle or are fraudulent have no wealth instruments. They hold on to an office to gain money.
▪️ The journey from position of dependence to influence requires doggedness, tenacity and painstaking actions.
▪️ Our Mindset is created in our formative years and it forms our overall outlook in life. It is fundamental in taking the quantum leap.
▪️ “He who is not courageous in taking risks will not accomplish anything” – Muhammad Ali.
▪️ Job security over adventurism or playing safe can limit your growth.
▪️ Personal and financial discipline is critical to taking the quantum leap.
▪️ Fear of the unknown has hindered many from taking the quantum leap, because the natural tendency of an average man is to play it safe.
▪️ Many people fail in their responsibilities because of the lack of self-control; and that is the problem of our leaders.
▪️ Self-discipline is the major difference between successful people and failures.
▪️ “If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self” – Napoleon Hill.
▪️ Extravagant lifestyle should be avoided when you are in Stage 1 or 2 of your Life. Therefore, avoid wasteful spending.
▪️ Successful people live a principle-centered life. Many people crash because of the lack of discipline.
▪️ There is time for everything – time to make sacrifice, time to enjoy, and time to live well. Wait for the right time, it will come.
▪️ You cannot cut corners; if you do now, you will crash eventually.
▪️ The principle of character and integrity is to adhere to ethical and moral principles.
▪️ Our leaders lack integrity in the discharge of their duties because they lacked integrity in their younger days.
▪️ Most people who are influential and wealthy are people of Integrity.
▪️ Don’t be carried away by the Hushpuppis of this world.
▪️ Many underachievers don’t have dreams. They limit themselves to their comfort zones
▪️ If you want to make the quantum leap, start dreaming of your final destination.
▪️ If you don’t have dreams, you cannot achieve much.
▪️ The paths to wealth creation are entrepreneurship. You can decide to become an entrepreneur.
▪️ Commission a business plan tailored for you, not a cut and paste. You cannot run a business alone; you need other people.
▪️ You must be mentored; serve as an apprentice under someone who is already in the business before you jump into it; and keep the right company.
Please find the video recording of Mr. Femi Pedro’s keynote lecture here.