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Dan Adipo

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Suggestions for motivating young African and looking for Mentor(s)

I have an obsession with success. I so look forward to succeeding in life and to also help others especially the youth to succeed. I kindly seek:

1) Suggestions on creative programs/interventions I can start up to help young Kenyans and Africans at large to be motivated and to succeed n life.

2) A mentor here in success as I mentor others. I wanna be responsible to someone in entrepreneurship. One who has made it in difficut situtions

Please people out there, give me suggestions/ideas.

Thank you and kind regards

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    Nov 30 2012: If you wish to 'succeed in life and to also help others' those links may be interesting to you in case you have not noticed them before :


    Ernesto Sirolli: Want to help someone? Shut up and listen!
    http://www.ted.com/talks/ernesto_sirolli_want_to_help_someone_shut_up_and_listen.html


    One Laptop per Child initiative:

    http://one.laptop.org/

    http://one.laptop.org/about/mission
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      Nov 30 2012: Thanks Lejan for these. I will check them out.
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    Nov 29 2012: There are several TEDTalk I can recommend to you.
    Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/charles_leadbeater_on_education.html

    At TED U, Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do -- and why a little danger is good for both kids and grownups.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangerous_things_for_kids.html

    John Hunter puts all the problems of the world on a 4'x5' plywood board -- and lets his 4th-graders solve them. At TED2011, he explains how his World Peace Game engages schoolkids, and why the complex lessons it teaches -- spontaneous, and always surprising -- go further than classroom lectures can.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/john_hunter_on_the_world_peace_game.html

    When he was just 14 years old, Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba built his family an electricity-generating windmill from spare parts, working from rough plans he found in a library book.
    http://www.ted.com/talks/william_kamkwamba_on_building_a_windmill.html

    I hope this is a small help for you.
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      Nov 29 2012: Wow. Very helpful. Thank you.
  • Nov 28 2012: Get yourself to the Landmark Forum - www.landmarkeducation.com - it will change your life and the life of those around you. I have personally attended as have all of my family. It is an intense 3+ day "bootcamp" / life skills training for your mind. They are worldwide and have a session set for Nairobi February 8, 9, 10, & 12 in Nairobi - the last day is to some degree optional. Best of luck.
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    Nov 28 2012: Here are some TED talks about success. You may find something useful there: http://www.ted.com/talks/tags/success
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      Nov 29 2012: Thanks Fritzie. The suggestions look very helpful. I am listening to them one by one. I am happy.
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      Nov 29 2012: I WHY YOU WILL FAIL TO HAVE A GREAT CAREER?
      This evening after work I was listening Larry Smith, on “why you fail to have a great career”
      Below is a summary of some of the insights from his 15 minute talk. In conclusion it is FEAR and lack of PASSION that prevents us from achieving great career.

      •We will fail to have a great career because;
      -We are afraid to try
      -We are afraid to fail
      -We are afraid to look ridiculous or strange

      •We find good excuses for our failure to achieve our dream careers. We seek refuge in things like relationships;
      -Imagine a parent telling their child; “I failed because you came along.” Aint it ridiculous? Isn’t that an excuse?
      -We will discourage our children and other people in our lives from having big dreams by telling them “I also had a dream but……”

      •He says there are two things; We either have a great career or missed opportunities.
      -He asks, what will be written in the tombstone beside your grave yard? Will it just be so and so, born on X and died on Y and nothing in between?

      •We need to find something that fascinates us. We need to find passion in order to have a great career. Interest is not enough.

      •However, he notes that some people have passion but still fail. Why? Because they do not take action.

      •Do you know what you want to do with your life? You need to move from “I am interested in” to “I am passionate about.”

      •The reason you fail in to achieve great career is becaue you lack passion and you fear? To achieve a great dream you have got to move from “I AM INTERESTED IN” to “I AM PASSONATE ABOUT".