I had mentioned in the first part that I believe our desire to see change and renaissance all over Africa may continue to be a mirage until we are able to make the kind of investments through self-improvements that can make a critical mass of our people to be the kind of person I want to talk about today. I want to introduce you to who you must be if you have to be a critical part of the change we seek. It doesn’t matter what you are trying to do. Whether you an entrepreneur, politician, career mogul, actor, police officer, military personnel, medical practitioner or social worker, no matter what you do, you must be this kind of individual or you will be part of those just mouthing change. Our situation as a people requires another kind of way we must apply ourselves to be able to see the solutions with the bearing to lift our societies and our people. The government can help here by making the right policy investments to ensure our educational system for example is churning out individuals in the 3D-EPSP bracket; but beyond the government, this is one thing that waiting for the government or anyone to do for you is a sincere crime against your personal development, effectiveness and relevance. To pass this buck or discount this responsibility is a self-defining-mediocre effort to keep yourself small and average. Nigeria needs you to be 3D-EPSP. Africa needs you to be 3D-EPSP. 3D-EPSP is an acronym for three dimensional effective problem solving people.
Today, I am dealing with these as thoroughly as I can and show how it works for our socio-economic and political realities both as a continent and as a people. If we can have a little less than 1% of our population across the nation and the larger continent to be able to function in the mold I described on in the first part of this piece, as well as the kind of posture I will describe today, it will not be very long before our genius and transformation will emerge.
See, our country and our continent is filled will problems of all kinds, known and unknown. As much as we think our known problems are, they are extremely few compared to our unknown problems. We cannot adequately cater for the masses of our people if a significant number of our population cannot provide solution to our known and most critically unknown problems, yet prevailing. We need people to function perpetually and simultaneously in three dimensions. In their first dimension, our people must be the kind of persons who through experience, training or talents have a very strong underlining psyche of perpetually expecting to identify loopholes in every existing structure, system, style, project, idea, etc, no matter how successful. No system can exist in its perfect state of existence. There is an incompleteness about everything existing today that allows those coming after to have something to do. The perfection of existence today will eliminate meaning, relevance and continuity tomorrow. If things can be perfect today, tomorrow’s people are unnecessary and the world will end now. It is our imperfections that drive our continuity. Since that is true, what is incomplete should not shock anyone. What is incomplete is a tool that must be engaged to create value about all things that define continuity for those coming after.
Anyone existing in the 1st dimension is the one who through experience, training or talents have a very strong underlining psyche of perpetually expecting to identify loopholes in every existing structure, system, style, project, idea, or what have you. That person will spot the incompleteness in everything. That person will spot the loophole and vacuum in everything. That person will somehow always be the one to spot the next level of everything. We need a significant number of our people in this dimension. Then, in the 2nd dimension, people will be able to function in the 1st dimension spotting loopholes, imperfections and problems both known and unknown, but are also then, by reason of use, sustain a RAPID RESPONSE MENTAL POSTURE (RRMP©) elastic enough to not only understand the problem they find in their 1st dimension but also design, build, and sustain solutions-blue prints to solve those problems. Also, with the RAPID RESPONSE MENTAL POSTURE (RRMP©) of their 2nd dimension, they are also able to solve problems they never saw before or and those never envisaged.
Then, in the third dimension, people have enough talent, skill sets or experience to dwarf problems of the type they have seen and consistently conquered before, between their 1st and 2nd dimensions; and to create templates for those coming after to be able to do the same. That’s legacy. 3D-EPSP will help Nigeria and the continent as a whole to produce the kind of people with the competency to bring to the market and to the world in general, a stream of new and improved, value added solutions, products and services that enable the institutions and organizations achieve higher margins and profits to re-invest in the system. 3D-EPSP is the strength of innovation. Innovation is the successful exploitation of new ideas. Incorporating new technologies, design and best practice is the key nation-building process that enables Asian, American and European organizations and institutions to compete effectively in the global environment. Modernization will require that you initiate methods in contrast to traditional, conventional, customary and established ones.
Our people will have to be believers and promoters of critical advancement and progress. We have to develop the propensity to keep changing something so that it is consistently suitable for modern needs or habits. We will have to learn to adopt and surpass modern ways or ideas. There will have to be a modernization program or culture in our individual and collective operations. This is 3D-EPSP—The ability to try new things, do new things, and find new needs, new knowledge, new solutions…new things! Newness is the strength of innovation and that’s what 3D-EPSP delivers. It helps you to expect, seek embrace and initiate change. It helps you to Alter, Modify, Transform, Revolutionize, Amend, See and Seize opportunities, Experiment. Do something. If one fails, try another. Adjust. Move. Act. A spirited, vigorous, forceful, energetic and hearty response to unexpected opportunities or specific customer problems creates variation and consequently, innovation. That’s 3D-EPSP. And that who you must be. That’s who your family members must be. That’s the people your organization must hire. That’s those we need all over the continent. May our people see. God bless Nigeria. God bless Africa.
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I am so excited to share this thought on what I consider the PATHWAY to your GREATNESS in life. See, since the emergence of the 21st century, the PACE OF CHANGE has sped up to DIZZYING LEVELS and globalization, rapid-fire technological innovation, increasing demands of welfare economics as well as the impact of the post-recession realities, have pushed economies into a state of ceaseless turmoil. The 21st century is indeed confronted with opportunities and filled with threats. Those who understand how to ply their way through the global terrain seize the opportunities; those who DO NOT are greatly threatened.
PURPOSEFUL STORY TELLING is a CRITICAL TOOL for the times. There is great power in the idea of SELLING yourself to the world in a COMPELLING NARRATIVE. A few years ago, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a guitar to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand shaped signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the signs flipped, explaining that the woman had spent the last 4 years writing songs. She was a musician, and had parted ways with her record label, which had said the cost of her next album would be a whopping $500,000. She and her band mates were happy to no longer be with the label, and had worked hard to create some great new music and art. But they couldn’t finish producing the record on their own. She needed people’s help to get it off the ground and to make what was now her business – independent music – work. “This is the future of music,” one of her signs read. And then she posted the video on Kickstarter. In 30 days, it raised $1.2million. 24,883 people pre-ordered the album, bought artwork, or simply donated money. The album and tour became a huge success, and the artist turned her music into a real and profitable business. The woman in the Kimono, if you haven’t heard the story before, was Amanda Palmer, and she went on to give a massive TED talk about the incident. Palmer CHANGED THE GAME for independent musicians with that campaign. And she did it, NOT by simply asking for money, but by telling her story. “The Future Of The World Belongs To Storytellers.”
Experts agree that one of the PRIMARY LIFE SKILLS in the world today, is storytelling. Many companies today focus on creating BRAND STORIES through SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES. They use New Media platforms to get people TALKING ABOUT THEIR BRANDS and SHARING them with their friends. Stories have been an essential driver of change throughout human history. For good and for ill. And now, more than ever, those seeking to GET AHEAD have unique opportunities to sell their ideas, spread their messages, and make change, through storytelling. Your life is a series of events that all make up one long narrative. How you tell your stories and what you share with other people, can make you or break you in whatever area you are trying to succeed in. The critical idea is, STORYTELLING is a SKILL those who MUST SURVIVE in the 21ST CENTURY MUST MASTER. As the competition for mindshare and the riotous jostle for scarce resources continues to heat up, people with POWERFUL PERSONAL BRANDS will have a leg up on getting jobs and being promoted within them. And personal brands are built on, amongst other things, telling and sharing great stories.
The question is, are you in control of your narrative? You owe it to your relevance to control it? The wisdom cannot be over-emphasized; THE WORLD IS NOT WAITING FOR YOUR BEST OR WORST EXPERIENCES. Whether bad or good, the world is waiting for how the story will be told. Events don’t drive the world, the way the stories of the events are told drive the world. And no one is going to tell your story for you. NO ONE! Your story is in your LIFE and in your MOUTH and on your KEYPADS. You MUST tell it yourself the way it should, or history will tell it the way it shouldn’t. THIS IS THE LIFE! And just before you go on to say thank you for this insight, understand that the GOAL of KNOWLEDGE is to figure out WHAT you MUST STOP DOING and WHAT YOU MUST START DOING. GO!