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|Before, During And After: Two Testimonies. by mute4real: 8:55pm On Jun 18, 2012|
Real Name: Adegbite Adetunji
Facebook: Adegbite RemoteSpartan Adetunji
Occupation: Computer Programmer, Software Developer
Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Before SPL, by this I mean the time constituted right from some years after birth till the year I got to know about SPL, I knew some norms of life and was busy putting up with that, I knew some things that would never save my world. Although I had little or no power to forsake the so called useless things and go for what would save my world, I still kept them right here in my mind. I cannot remember if I wrote them down somewhere but what I know is that they were just there in my mind and they persisted. When I came across one of the advertisement of Mute Efe, the piece in my mind attracted the advert and informed me of the birth of a path to thread. I have been able to come about a lot of paths earlier and some I had tried while some I did not bother to follow.
A little digression, some days back there was a post on facebook to Mute from someone who was asking him if he was going to give a certificate. I wanted to make a comment on the post but for some reasons best known to me, I restricted myself from doing that. In fact one of the reasons is that I was personally angry with the question. I wondered within and asked myself, "What would you use a certificate for in personal leadership?" End of digression.
When I saw the advert from Mute, I made a decision to give SPL a try and all I did was to have a chat with Mute himself in order to have an overview of what I was to expect from SPL. He asked me if I had been reading his notes and my response was no. I told him I did not need to have read any of his notes and that I had made up my mind to register for SPL. For those who might like to know some of the reasons why I registered for SPL, first, because my mind convinced me. Second, it was not free. And third, it was online. I might not be able to explain these points in detail because of the constraint of the size of this write-up.
SPL started and ended and here I am today, writing about the great experience. It was indeed great for me. These things listed below, I got to affirm, to strengthen me and bring out that ‘save my world’ point that had been in my mind all the while.
1. I realized I had the power to achieve whatever I wanted to achieve by just doing the things I needed to do and not thinking they are just too big for me.
2. I got to realize that an intelligent man learns from his own mistakes while a wise man learns from the mistakes of others. I decided to be wise rather than being intelligent.
3. I got to realize that a lay-man would think the word 'unemployment' means 'job running away from people' when in its actual sense, to me it means 'people running away from job opportunities.'
I would say I had a glimpse of the points listed above among others but as I said, they were affirmed by the power in SPL and they moved from being known to being actually put to practice.
In conclusion, I would like to confess that It took me some time before I decided to put up this write-up, not because I did not have what to write but just because my personality does not allow me to advertise myself, I had always preferred to be in my shell. The question is; will SPL still allow you to be in your shell? THE END
Real Name: Izedonmi Illobekeme Precious
Facebook: Izedonmi Illobekeme Precious
Occupation: Lawyer, Civil Servant, Writer
Location: Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria
Before I heard about SPL, I was almost always procrastinating, doing things at the last minute and even though it tends to work for me, I get to be on the edge and then lash out. Also, I had a set way of doing things, taking matters into my hands before thinking them through, it had to be my way or I'd back out completely. Once I latched unto an idea of how/why I want something done, I go for it regardless of what whom I'm trying to 'help' feels about my approach. Then, in November 2011, the SPL idea came and I decided to see what it had to offer, besides, I've always admired Mute's mind so I was curious to see what the school had to offer.
Then school resumed, subjects I otherwise thought I knew all about and had firmly mastered came in a new light. That I was astounded would be an understatement, my ignorance and pride had practically blinded my reasoning and let's just say, it was an/a eye/mind opener. Then came the lesson about God, what would God do in circumstance? Play God when he's not been asked to? And then I realized I've been playing god. Not God the Father, just my own ego and limited understanding.
After the school, I had a deeper insight towards things, a very different approach towards work and my immediate boss noticed. I didn't know till our overall boss actually commended me in a general meeting and asked I be emulated. He said January seemed a new beginning and he urged others to find out the 'secret' behind my new found attitude. Also at home, I had issues with this same 'god playing' and then I decided to take some steps back, apologize for the unintentional hurt my attitude had caused and then decided to follow counsel. That, I must confess, has helped me avoid a lot of 'wahala' (trouble) and then made me the 'go to' person when there are issues to solve.
My sister told me that my mum said I had changed. I wasn't the aggressive person I used to be, I just took things nice and easy, that she is happy about my new attitude and wondered how come. I wept. Then came an offer I had no idea I qualified for in the first place neither was I looking at it. Someone said something and I didn't know I was being watched closely for recommendation. When it came, I was too surprised and thankful.
The best thing about the SPL is your duty to yourself to improve yourself by yourself. There are no exams or certificates, your adaptation of what is taught there is certificate enough. It costs you nothing to make your money work for you (token you paid to register). It is an attempt worth trying. Thank you. THE END.
CAUTION: Tunji and Precious, whose testimonies you just read, participated in SPL in December 2011. They sent in these testimonies six months after participating in SPL. SPL does not perform magic. Months of living by the principles taught in the school produced these testimonies.
A new session of School for Personal Leadership, a five weeks online lecture on Personal Leadership, will commence on the 25th of June 2012. Lectures will begin 2nd of July, 2012. To register, text SPL*SURNAME*FIRST NAME *SEX*STATE OF RESIDENCE*COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE*EMAIL ADDRESS*GSM PHONE NUMBER to +234-803-874-9796. Payment details will be sent to you within 12hrs. N6,000 only. US$45 for those outside Nigeria.
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