Playing it forward with Learn and Share Series by Ijeoma Nwamuo is an initiative instituted as a way of giving back to the Community in both Real World and the Virtual World. The Learn and Share Series would be educative as well as entertaining.
When I went away for more than 5 months, I spent a great deal of time trying to figure out the “what” and “how” of my life before my 50th birthday. You may think that it is crazy for me to have done that but , if you knew how task oriented I am pragmatic and bottom-line kinda approach to life that I have it would not come as a surprise to you.
So having figured it all out with a better awareness of my strengths, weaknesses, and of course my pet peeves, I reasoned that I could come back to hang out again cos life is really more fun when you get to hang out with friends, even in the virtual world. I must note that the love that I felt from you when I logged back on was beyond awesome. I knew that I missed you all but I wasn’t sure if you missed me too and so I felt really special.
Hahahhahahaha. I am being honest now my people. Since then, I have been thinking a lot about how I can show my love and appreciation for your love and friendship. How do I pay it back and forward?
Why Learn and Share?
Then it struck me! I love to learn and I love to teach too. Every chance that I get to learn something new, no matter how remotely relevant it is to my life, I take it because I believe that I could bank the knowledge and then use it someday.
I have become an experienced strategic planner ooo. Hhahahaha. In the years that I have worked at my job and learnt from a diverse group of people that I have had the good fortune of meeting in Canada, I have honed my skills in such a way that everything now boils down to numbers, visioning, being strategic, long term outcomes, and knowing my values/who I am .
I cannot seem to find another way to function and so, I work very hard to be alive to my reality and work within it including my barriers/limitations.
I refuse to live in denial about anything that affects my life because the last time that I did that, it cost me money, time, energy and other kinds of resources. In fact, my choices/decisions which were more emotional than strategic, made me feel terribly stupid at the end of the day and I never want to be in that position ever again.
Now, I am terribly conservative with my resources, more pragmatic, more realistic about life in general, more alive to my choices, more honest about my failures, less emotional and even smarter.
It took me envisioning 2 decades away to know these things and so you see, planning ahead, even for the next 15 – 20 years isn’t a bad idea.
The Learn and Share Series.
This has worked for me in the past and has continued to serve me even today. So here it goes; I am going to begin an online Learn and Share Series, using my Facebook page, to enable me share any knowledge/information that I have access to as a result of my personal and professional development.
I will make such information available periodically and I hope that it will add value to your life or to the lives of the people that you love. I have been blessed in more ways than I can imagine, and so I feel a sense of duty, with both honour and humility, to pay it forward. I hope that you will receive it as such. So be ready to Learn and Share.
Thanks for your love and friendship, today and always.