Month: December 2019

5 WAYS TO GET THE MOST OUT OF 2020

(Being the texts of a presentation by the NETISM Author, @ “LET’S TALK ABOUT IT NOW” Group, on 30th December, 2019)

Within the next few hours, this year would be coming to an end, paving way for another chapter to be opened. During such a season, goals and targets have always been set by people, organizations and many nations across the globe. That’s why you often hear or see Vision 2020, Vision 2050, Millennium Goals and so many others.

Alongside, over the years, many people have adopted the tradition of embarking on “NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS”, whereas, those long lists tend to be forgotten after few days later.

To get the most out of this new decade, here are some tips for you:

  1. First thing First: there is a common say that the journey of a thousand miles begins with a step! No! No!! No!!! That has been a wrong notion. In my own philosophical thought, the journey of a thousand miles begins with determination, planning, preparation and then with a step. In 2020, stop the attitude of putting the cart before the horse; before you embark on any journey, be it in businesses, relationships, affairs and others, always do the first thing first, that is, be determined.Secondly, write down your plans and frequently read through them, afterwards, prepare for the trip before taking a step. Preparation involves a lot of sacrifices, sometimes, you need to start saving earlier, depriving yourself of sleeps, comforts, and many others. All these ingredients are the fuel that could quicken your steps while opting and striving to attain your aspired destination.
  2. Become diversified: there is a common say that, diversity is the spice of life. There is also a popular Yoruba adage that says that: “ona kan o w’oja…”, meaning, several roads lead to every market.
    Many people are financially unstable today because they only rely on their salaries or a single source of income. No! No!! No!!! In 2020, start learning new skills. In fact, ‘double your hustle’ is getting outdated, it is now turning to ‘triple your hustle’, (a legit one in view, so don’t get it twisted). In fact, you could pick up a musical instrument, learn it for at least 6 months, start playing for events and shows during weekends/breaks/holidays and afterwards make some passive income. Learn graphics design, learn how to bake cakes, learn tailoring skills, learn public speaking and many others. Also, do not underrate the knowledgeable power of the internet, by the matter of fact, you could virtually learn anything on YouTube.
    Today, most people see me to be multi-talented, but believe me, all these acquired skills are products of sleepless nights and other sacrifices. Can you imagine that, years back, I once drove from Abuja to Ilorin just to learn a skill from my former schoolmate? That’s what it takes to get the goals at all cost. By all means, become a goal-getter in 2020.
  3. The right time is now. If you have ever thought of doing something productive, the right time to take a step is Now! For instance, today, I have written 4 books within this 4 previous years; years back, I had a vision of writing 10 books within 10 years just to set a record in my community, it seems unfeasible when I started in 2016, today, the dream seems possible, and by the matter of fact, I am already writing my 5th book slated to be launched by 2020 (a massive project this time around).
    Relatively, Rome was not built in a day, no matter what you have envisioned, the right time to make a move is NOW.
  4. Make your dream a reality. In the course of doing different businesses, recently, I discovered that potential partners and prospects are not really interested in your business ideas until you have made some moves to convert the idea into something physical and feasible, while in some cases, something touchable. I also need to noticed that you do not need a huge amount of money to make certain moves when it comes to the realization of your dream, all you need is to start saving earlier by cutting your costs, depriving yourself of luxury lifestyles just to save for the raining day. (In summary, differentiate between necessity and luxury in 2020 by simply separating your needs from your wants).
    By the time you have a model or prototype of your imaginary ideas, people would want to associate with you, fund your projects, support you and also partner with you. I am a living witness in this regards. Just last month, precisely 23rd November, I launched my latest book, titled; ‘NETISM: The Art of Digital Parenting”, in Abuja. It was a self-funded project right from the inception up to the level of paying for the venue. To cut the long story short, I didn’t receive any support from any individual or from any organization until few days before the D-day. Here’s the little moral lesson, people would always be skeptically waiting and watching, asking questions such as, let’s see if the event would be postponed? Let’s see his personal capacity and serious efforts before we partner with him, let us see his crowds, and many others like that.
  5. What can you do?
    I have an oft-recited philosophy; “Do not tell me what you can do, rather, show me what you have done; I can easily infer your delivery capacities through your professional track records.”

In 2020, do not make the mistake of being too theoretical, become a practical expert in anything you do. Don’t just tell your business prospects and potential customers what you can do, rather, show them pictures, models and prototypes of what you have done in the past. By adopting this strategy, you can easily convince potential clients and business prospects to consider your proposals.
In short, in 2020, ensure that you capture every moment with a camera in order to have a reference point in the future.

Lastly, do not underrate the power of the internet. The Internet is the New University where you can learn everything and become anything in life.

Have a fruitful 2020.

Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon
(The NETISM.org Trailblazer & The Founder of #Green4Blue Initiative)

EU ON CLIMATE CHANGE: LEADERS AGREE ON 2050 NEUTRALITY TARGET

Yesterday, I saw this headline on AIT, “EU on Climate Change: Leaders Agree on 2050 Neutrality Target.”  Today, I am compelled to share my perspective about the story.

In line with my Green4Blue theory, there are two distinct approaches required to foster a proper Climate Action across the globe; the agro-approach and the techno-approach. Agro-approach is of the school of thought that planting of more trees to supplement for deforestation and other human activities could mitigate futuristic climate-related hazards. On the other hand, techno-approach believes in the maximization of modern technology and green inventions in combating global warming and other climate-related hazards. A good example of techno-approach is the innovation of renewable energy for eco-friendly power generation, phasing-out of petrol/diesel-driven internal combustion engines and replacing them with zero CO2 emission machines.

In line with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), under the Article 3, Paris Agreement (2015): “each country must determine, plan, and regularly report on the contribution that it undertakes to mitigate global warming”.

Here’s the blunt truth about the narratives; most African nations are currently deploying the agro-approach in mitigating climate change and other related hazards, whereas, most of the developed regions across the globe are currently making pragmatic moves and/or maximizing modern technology in fostering proper climate action. Some are currently maximizing legislative tools and policies in order to actualize their long-term goals within the speculated period of time.

Notably, considering the ongoing global discourse about Climate Change, the EU leaders recently agreed on 2050 neutrality target. Technically, this implies that after the next three decades, the conventional non-eco-friendly technologies might have been phased-out in the European Nations and other developed regions. It also connotes that most of the automotive manufacturers would be producing more electric cars, electric jets and other eco-friendly machines for renewable energies. If care is not taken, African countries would still be at the mercies of these nations and of these outlandish manufacturers through their massive importations of electric vehicles, solar-powered generators and other green machineries. Reason being that most of the African Leaders are currently quiescent in strategizing means to maximize modern technology for proper climate action, only a few are striving to key into this global wave of development. A good example is the proposed Kigali Green City. However, I need to note that fostering a proper climate action is beyond the phenomenon of building a green city. More expositions about this hypothesis are in the Green4Blue theory.

Sideways, we cannot deny the fact that some fully industrialized nations are presently skeptical about signing the Climate Action Pact – for being a potential threat to their economic well-being, until a more efficient, readily available and affordable energy source are discovered for exploitations. Here’s the current controversy, how can we strike a balance between the two discrepancies? How can we #SaveTheWorld from the global warming and other climate hazards without crashing the economy?

The closest answer is to structure a Global Synergy for Green Revolution – through intellectual and expertise exchange in order to innovate eco-friendly technologies, the likes of faster cars with long-mileage, long-lasting renewable energy sources for domestic usage and industrial consumption, while also garnishing the process with the agro-approach.  Have your hand on the Green4Blue Policy Document for more details.

The actualization of the long-awaited industrial revolution in Africa seems to be unfeasible within the next century, if by today we fail to join the rising wave of the global infrastructural shift.

In an attempt to rise up with the current wave of global infrastructural shift, here’s the question; “what step are we currently taking in fostering Green Revolution in Nigeria?” The Vision 2050, a long-term techno-economic development policy document, titled, The #Green4Blue Initiative (Green Tourism for a Blue Economy) is still the best coin-side for Nigeria and other African countries.

In reference to one of my epic quotes; “Future! Future!! Future!!! If by today we fail to prepare something for future, whenever the times, it would prepare anything for us…”

To #SaveTheWorld from global warming and other climate-fueled hazards; the actualization of one of this #GlobalGoals is a collective responsibility and Africa MUST not be left out in the process this time around.

Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon (The Author of NETISM, The Nigerian Green Revolutionist (The Green4Blue Initiative Trailblazer).

Source: https://netism.org/eu-on-climate-change-leaders-agree-on-2050-neutrality-target/

Photo News: The Public Presentation of the NETISM Book

Last month, the NETISM Book was publicly presented at the Abuja Enterprise Agency, kindly visit @netismorg on Instagram to view some of the pictures from the event. Big thanks to all those who came from far & near to grace the occasion with their presence.

Cheers

Also www.netism.org to know everything about “NETISM: The Art of Digital Parenting” by Jawolusi Oluwaseun Solomon

The Green4Blue Initiative gained an International Recognition

This year, thousands of potential prospects across the globe submitted different competition components for the #WBGYouthSummit, themed; “Smarter Cities for a Resilient Future”. Sequel to the submission of my 4-page proposal, titled; “#Green4Blue Initiative (Green Tourism for a Blue Economy)” and with respect to my preceding proliferation of green revolution for global infrastructural shift, I eventually emerged the Nigerian Delegate for the World Bank Global Youth Summit 2019, although, ‘circumstantially’, I would not be participating in the ongoing Summit, slated for today and tomorrow.

The ultimate goal of the international discourse is to instrumentalize ideas and policies that would actualize the 13th Goal (Climate Action) of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals – with the ultimate aim to #SaveTheWorld from Global Warming effects and other climate-related hazards.
However, Deo-Volente, my competition component shall be the theme of my 5th book in 2020, which is the articulating of a Long-term Techno-Economic Development Framework for a Coastal Green City.

The GREEN4BLUE initiative is a Maritime-Green Tourism Project channeled towards the realization of the Paris Agreement Goals – as it is in-line with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).

Under the Article 3, Paris Agreement (2015): “each country must determine, plan, and regularly report on the contribution that it undertakes to mitigate global warming”.

Find & follow the activities of the World Bank Global Youth Summit 2019 via the hashtags: #WGBYouthSummit #SmartCities #Cities4All.

Thank you.

Jawolusi Oluwaseun

Read more at www.netism.org/green4blue 

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