On BU$I₦£$$ DIG£$T this morning, June 17, 2021
*Can you pay the price for a Mentor?* A practical experience I had recently.
I was scheduled to speak at a Religious Meeting for Youths in Jos in October, 2020 but the *EndSARSProtest* scuttled it, another date of January 31, 2021 was picked.
January 31 came and I was at the event, Youths and Adults alike were so enthusiastic, I ministered on the topic Purpose Before Prosperity.
At the end, I received a lot of feedback. Afterwards a Pastor in the church met me, he is older than me, I think and said he is happy with what I do, we exchanged business cards and that he has passion for the kind of stuff I do, that he needed me to guide him and look at his policy document which contains his vision, mission bla bla bla.
I obliged, we scheduled a date, time and venue in Jos. I printed the document myself, studied it and make inputs to share with him.
The day came, my guy was late for the meeting, I was pissed already, well, we went through his document together, offered some explanations, made some corrections and asked him to send it back to me. I also shared the Rate Sheet for my Mentoring Sessions with him to make his choice, because he was insisting I mentor him, he want to be following my work.
You can guess that he was receiving Business Digest already and gleaning.
After he received my Rate Sheet and I corrected his document, my guy lock up. I called him just twice and gave some excuses that he was busy, was transferred at work. He never showed up again, never called me again, never communicated again and he probably felt he played a smart one on me, Enjoy… I move!
This was the same thing he complained that youths are doing and that’s why they aren’t moving forward.
He is probably reading this now and I tell you, he cannot gain any access to me anymore. Like Coach Sam Obafemi will say, some people have been blacklisted by SOBCA because of their attitude and behaviour.
What kind of attitude and behavior do you display when opportunities of such nature presents itself? Do you want to do an “Awuf” and run away?
_If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there._
_*Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu*_
_animn, ace, f.hcd, f.dss, m.frcn, fimc, cmc, cms, FAiPA, DPA, ACCrFE_
The Millennium Entrepreneur