The photo above me was executed by a secondary school student. It's called 'Contagious' , referring to laughter.
I was asked the other day on this media platform - "what's my motivation". I replied being alive and happy.
Being happy with who I am and being able to laugh and smile.
"Never adjust your performance to the crowd, because you never know who is in the crowd. Always respect your audience with your best performance" T.D. Jakes
As we prepare to end the month, ask yourself, for every time you had the opportunity to appear before an audience for a performance, did you give your best performance? What is the content of your performance?
Yesterday we agreed that *people are the focal point of innovation* as a #LagosCompere I have come to know that every performance count! Whether I am paid high, low or even doing pro bono, I come loaded with such dose of energy, you would think I am paid millions.
Your audience do not care about how much you are paid to perform, all they expect is a *Command Performance*, don't disappoint them! The value of your performance is the expression of your talent and that is what people look out for.
This is one lesson my peer mentor Adaeze Zita Ifejilimalu taught me. She calls me "Ocha", and if there are five people in the world who has seen me broken and helpless, stood by to help me get up again, then @dazee_zita is one of them.
In 2016 when I was fiddling with an idea @eustaacedunn put in my head with regards to blogging, she helped me realize something that I have come to hold dear.
So I say to you as you go about creating value and innovating for the good of the world, put yourself in their shoes of your beneficiaries; would you pay to come see you perform? What is the level of your investment on your person which allows for a most amazing performance?
As this month winds down, prepare to give a great performance if you haven't always done so. Also, whenever you find an opportunity to perform as a performer, give the performance of a lifetime to your performing audience!
Zita taught me to prepare for each performance as if it were my own audition for greatness. She's meticulous, creative, hard working, enterprising, prayerful and kind-hearted. She's helped me attain a better version of me. This is what every innovator does.
Happy birthday and Congratulations Zee!
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