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Dr. Akanimo Odon is an international business and strategy development expert who has gained experience working in several capacities to several global and international bodies. With a specialisation in education and training, energy and environment, oil and gas, media, charities and government, he has an in- depth understanding of global issues but with special reference to Africa.

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Dr Akan, what drives you?

Have you been asked that question? I get asked it a lot. Sometimes I am tempted to say 'a car' but I don't have a self-driving ride. When I do, it would be a cool answer 🤣

I do think about that question though and I’ve not been able to answer it until recently.

Let me put it this way. If you tried hard to write a first book and sold one million copies, would you need 'special self-motivation' to write the second one? 🤔

After my last book - The Graduate Code became impactful, I wrote the next one 'The Career Precode' in less than 2 months. Then it hit me!!! I doubt you have to beg Elon Musk to get out of bed in the morning!!

'Vision but most importantly results and impact' and that includes 'revenue' or whatever you define as your ‘value’ is the sweetest form of self motivation and drive. The reason you don't have self motivation is because you have not tasted impact and the reason you have not tasted impact is because you have not 'tried' or 'persisted'.

I don't underestimate the effect of set backs to motivation but I would rather you show me your set backs than nothing at all. Set backs are a confirmed no-go route to impact. Define your 'impact profile', phase them, celebrate the little wins and get that self-driving BMW😊
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THE GRADUATE CODE
'In every Professional is a student wanting to learn and in every student is a professional waiting to earn.
The Graduate Code connects both realms together'……Dr. Akanimo Odon