It’s my birthday ooo!
I woke up this morning soaked…
Soaked with gratitude to God for the gift of life
And the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of people
Nothing gives me greater fulfilment
It’s been a journey through thick and thin
Through it all, the Lord has kept me
For me, life is not about acquisition; it is about contribution
In line with what a sage said
That life is not about duration but donation
We have to be legacy conscious
As we continue on this terrestrial ball
What will you and I be remembered for?
By all means, let your life touch the lives of others positively
Right from my days at the University of Lagos, I have been privileged to lead young people. In school then, I was the General Secretary at a faith-based organization and a Hall Pastor. I was also the President, Communicators for Christ in the Department of Mass Communication. What a delightful experience it has been to serve God and bless humanity!
In 2009, I wrote my first book “Invest Your Youthful Years”. My burning desire was to motivate young people to make the best use of their energies, abilities and opportunities as a young person. The book was an outflow of my passion to make a difference.
I feel pained to see youths roving about without a sense of direction, without a sense of responsibility. I just wanted to change their mindset in whatever way I could. I have published seven books altogether: the first, Invest Your Youthful Yours (published in 2009), the second, Dream and Achieve Greatness (2012) and The Unstoppable Generation; Rev Up Your Success Hormones; Catalysts For Legislators & Patriots; Pages of Greatness; and the latest one, Everything Rises and Falls on Attitude.
I have collaborated with the Lagos State Ministry of Youths and Social Development on many occasions through public speaking and free distribution of my inspirational books. I continue to speak to young people in schools, churches, indeed everywhere I get the opportunity.
As a youth enthusiast, my passion is to challenge young people everywhere to maximize their potential, build capacity for leadership and demonstrate their greatness. My quest is captured in four words: Transforming Young People Everywhere (TYPE).
I strongly believe that youth development is critical to Africa’s transformation, given the fact it is the youngest continent in the world. So much potential trapped that needs to unleashed!
Young people need to be constantly inspired and morally instructed to unleash their potential to take the country from where she is to where it ought to be.
Aside from my books and speeches, I run a blog at http://www.idowuomisore.wordpress.com where I post wholesome articles and share my thoughts.
I’ve received a lot of positive feedbacks from people who have read my books, listened to my speeches, read my blog posts and followed my social media activities. This means a lot to me more than all the awards I have received.
I have had the opportunity to mentor fantastic young people, the likes of Hon Taiwo Akorede Abdul-Gafar Seun Agode S-Great Christian Chukwuemeka Chime Oyebode Dolapo Waterpark to mention a few.
Of particular mention among my mentees is Oparaocha Winifred the current official Youth Ambassador for the Ikeja Division of Lagos State. She just successfully coordinated a school orientation programme that brought students from about 25 schools together.
I was one of the facilitators during this event, it was evident that the students will find it difficult to recover from the positive impact of the event.
I’ve learnt that growing old is completely different from growing up.
Today, I’m a year older. I am also fiercely determined to invest more and more in my personal and professional development so that I can contribute and influence more lives positively.
Thanks to mentors, friends and family that have made my life a phenomenal experience!