His goal and ultimate professional mission is to help overseas bodies, firms and individuals get a good entry, settlement and capture of the African market and for African bodies and organisations to grow and establish themselves in the international market.

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When you aspire and perspire to acquire a desire you admire and require. If it backfires don’t retire but be inspired to re-fire!!!

They have come again!!!!

Have you ever attended a talk and felt 'motivated' with a buzz to go out and conquer the world. Then after three days you felt 'motiva' and then after one week all you felt was 'moti'. By the second week, you can't even remember anything from the 'aspire to perspire'. Back to square 1.

I learnt very quickly never to allow the need to 'plan' to jeopardise the need to 'start' or the need to be 'motivated' to affect the need to be 'activated'. You see what I mean??? They have come again!!

So on all my training sessions, I obsessively give simple action points in a simple list to my audience by way of exercises or activities. So you learn by doing!!

For instance, after reading this 'try describing your current and future professional self in 50 words each!!!! Yes try it.

It's an activity I gave last week to the over 220 professionals from 17 African countries currently on my Flexylearn International Career Coaching Program (ICCP). You need to see the huge responses and today I shared with them the secret to describing it well. They are having so much fun!!!😊😊

Why action points though?? This is so that if tomorrow you forget 'aspire to perspire', all you need is to look at my list and do the next thing it says. 😊😊

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How many of our African professors are open to new learning??

I hear many people say that African government must changed the educational curriculum. That our curriculum is old and useless. While that could be true, it's not mostly about the curriculum but its presentation.

That someone has a PhD doesn't mean they can teach or impart knowledge. I taught a module on the LLM Oil and Gas Program at Strathmore University, one of Kenya's best universities. To teach the students about getting oil and gas licenses, I made them form mock companies in groups, then they prepared and made an oil license bid presentation to a panel of experts one of whom was a senior government official at the ministry of petroleum. I arranged it and it was so practical and real that at the end of the module, some of the students started their own oil and gas firms.

In a visual world where social collaboration is a skill, how many of our African professors can bring their curriculum to life.

Watch here a production of a short film to present an academic project on 'Stimulating Entrepreneurial Thinking in Scientists (SETS) sponsored by the British Council. I had to learn this skill and knowledge - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrn1QxE-J-w

Instead of learning enterprise by theory and allowing practise where possible, it should be learning enterprise by practice and then supported by theory for enhancement.

Make education fun and accessible.

Happy Africa Day all😊😊😊
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