On this Friday at AY4S we had Natukwasa Lindon (Author and writer) from Uganda who presented on SELF DISCOVERY and How to turn ideas into Money and Reality.
I define it as discovering your own individuality and talents and put them to work. This impacts people and also can help you make money. This comes with a challenge at first like lack of support, opposition, since in Africa we grew up with a poor mindset that a person needs to be highly educated to become a bog success. So this has limited many youth by under looking at themselves hence ending up in poverty, drug abuse, sex slavery etc. But when you discover your talents and potential. You gain confidence to rise up, grow, and life a purposed life. IT IS POSSIBLE!”
On the question of an example of a monetized idea,he testified about his journey:
“For example, I grew up a nice writer, but never knew it. As I was studying and working at Makerere University as a an ICT Technician, my contract was about to end. I decided to start writing and selling books. Since 2015 I have been earning from selling books and motivational speaking however I still have my ICT Computer company”
On the question of how to raise the small funds to start with, he says:
“It was hard to raise money. But the problem with youth. They feel so special/ they do not look at the future like it belongs to them. I had to do a small odd job at a cleaning point gathering clothes from campus hostels and washing them. Saving money to release my first two books. Now I have 12 book titles. God helped I got sponsors and I elevated to Amazon.com which would have taken me 10 years. Actually when you look at the beautiful future, its easy to sacrifice. I was laughed at. But I inspired many as they saw me on televisions.”
On the question that leaders neglect talents,he encouraged those who have got talents in these words:
“The Best advice I can give you is that, keep training, get skills, use the internet to research and even get promoters. Join Local teams, and support others, finally the door opens! The personal dream and vision takes 5 to 10 years to succeed! It is not like employed people who get monthly salary. Entrepreneurs earn our own! Cash!”
AY4S would like to add two comments from participants:
“Never give up if your talent is to sing sing even if noone is listening, if it’s to act , act even if no one is loving it because that’s what you have been given to do by God ,,,, One day the sun will shine your way ……never stop dreaming and look for friends who can help you…”ASHLEY from South Africa
“Passion follows creativity and determination is a recipe for success. The thing is you have to be focused to achieve your dreams and be that person that you admire. There is no correct fomular to succeed.” Ambassador Tarie from Zimbabwe
Brought to you by Chadrack NIZEYIMANA(BURUNDI) on the behalf of AY4S Media Team.