Group tasks youths on creativity, hard work
Superior Performance Global Network (SPGN) has urged youths to embrace creativity and hard work initiatives that will transform them into global leaders.
Speaking at the turning point 2.0 youth leadership and mentorship conference, with the theme: Rewriting your story, the convener of Youth Leadership Conference, Olusegun Odufuwa, said Turning point is an annual youth leadership conference that seeks to address an increasing cost of a generation defined by skills gap and left unprepared for their future.
He explained that the conference was aimed at educating, inspiring, re-orienting, igniting passion and change the mind sets of youths for them to be the best they can be.
He said: “We hope this conference will provide participants with leadership development opportunity, help them connect with a community of like-minded young people, develop action plans to positively impact their communities, develop confidence and success identity, let go of past baggage and pain that no longer serves them. Youths are the leaders of today not the future. It is time to take charge. Our future is now.”
Lead Facilitator, Timatoe Consult, Tim Atimoe, urged youths to re-write their stories, saying: “nobody will pick a pen and tell your story for you.”
“You have to think outside the box and improve. Find something you love and work on it. When things are not working well, don’t give up but keep pushing. Pick a lesson from it and move on. Passion is what drives you; it awakens your creativity and take you out of your comfort zone. Re-writing your story is not being comfortable but fulfilling the essence of life.”
On his part, the founder, Talentcity International, Oladayo Ajiboye, said: “For youths to be successful in life, they must change their belief system. Don’t be trapped in the belief that money will just come. Be creative and focused. Use your time to think of how to make an impact and channel your energy to do positive things. Look for something that will create money; no matter how small.”
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