By Tony Obi
Ayo Benson Olarewaju, a chartered accountant, public speaker and author. He says he is passionate about impacting people positively. He calls himself a life coach:
“I am passionate about helping people achieve their full potentials in life through my books, seminars, public speaking etc.” He speaks with Daily Sun recently in Lagos.
Nigeria is experiencing a challenging time right now, what is the way out for individuals?
I have been invited by many media outfits to talk about how people may improve their lives. After those appearances, I get calls from people asking me to help improve their situation through coaching. I did invite some of them and directly help them create a business of their dream or fix a pattern that is recurring which may prevent them from achieving their full potentials.
When I realized that if I must help everyone requesting for my support individually then I may not have time to do anything else; I organized the seminars to take a group of people and teach them not just skills but fire them up emotionally to conquer their fears and realise their dreams.
Of all God’s creatures, it is only humans who may choose not to reach their full potentials because we have a choice! Whether that choice was intentional or not is irrelevant, it is still our choice nonetheless! Trees would grow to reach its full potentials, so would animals and birds and so on.
The reason I made those seminars free was the fact that when I organize seminars in UK, people pay from 400 pounds and above; if you change that to Naira then very few people would have benefited. Since my goal is to make our community better I allowed people to attend for free. You will not believe the fulfillment of people calling you to say how things have changed for them in a very short period of time.
A young woman who has been nursing the ideas of starting a business for more than five years came to the seminar and I got a call later, she was brimming with excitement! She told me she just raised enough money to start the business because she was inspired at the seminar to set goals and take prompt actions on her ideas. I am very proud that these people whose lives are gradually changing would also be an inspiration for others who would think if Mary can do it, I can too! I recorded the seminars so that it may reach more people on www.ayobenson.com.
How can they appropriate the opportunities?
The starting point is that people must know there are opportunities all around us today and my primary role is to teach them to find it. Finding opportunity is just a little part of the challenge but individuals must take responsibility for their situation to enable them think creatively about making a change. In my seminars, I teach people how to achieve instantaneous change using the technology called Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). It is a powerful change catalyst that manipulates the mind, use of language and unique method of processing stimuli that leads to rapid change in personal behavior! Successful people use their mind to attract whatever they want!
It was said that if you take all the money in the world from rich people and distribute it to poor people, in a little time, all the money would be back in the hands of rich people! The reason is all about the mindset of individuals.
Have you ever wondered why some people are said to have the ‘Midas touch’ and everything they touch turns to gold? Well, if you learn how to direct your mind then you too may be able to achieve whatever you set my mind to; this is the key lesson I want people to take away from my seminars.
Money is exchange of value; the more valuable you are in the market place the more money you attract! The only way to increase your value is by working on yourself, learning new skills, attending seminars, reading books, searching for innovative ideas etc. The more you increase your value, the more money you attract.
The next seminar comes up on May 27, 2017. It is called “Breakthrough Financial Freedom Seminar” and this one would be targeted at people who are likely to make an impact in the community. There are few people with leadership ability and I feel the way to rapidly expand positive influence and change is to teach these leaders who will be able to achieve bigger things to make our country better.
The seminar will cover six distinct areas. ‘As a man thinketh in his mind, so is he,’ says the Bible. The foundation of all successes must start from the mind; therefore, I want people to learn how to manipulate their minds to get what they want and avoid what they don’t want! The seminar can be accessed through www.ayobenson.co to register.
Whatever talent you have, do not wait to use it because you have only today. I quote by Bil Keane: “Yesterday is the past, tomorrow is the future but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the present.”