1 – PROFESSIONAL IGNORANCE
…is not knowing the scope (length, depth and breadth) of your profession on a skill level.
Let’s say you wish to setup a company in the movie industry, you’d need to get skilled up in several areas such as; handling camera, lightning a shot, set designing, continuity, directing, production, editing, storyboard interpretation and characterization. These skills are basic to every movie that would be a successful one so don’t even think of having your own movie production company if you lack any of these skills. Get trained. They’re easy to learn skills if you give yourself to working with professionals in each of those fields while making yourself teachable. As an entrepreneur, knowing a bit of the entire chain is not only important, it is important. This is why someone like Jesus had to fulfill all the enlisted five-fold ministries (apostolic, prophetic, pastoral, teaching and evangelical) alongside many others which weren’t listed out but which can all be summed up as his “spiritual shepherding ministry”. As the would-be boss, you’re going to oversee all departments and your experiential knowledge is key to your success lest you expect too much or too little from those working with you in building your company.
Due to specialization of skills, many of your employees would know their own “thing” more than you do. That’s why you employed them to help you do it. Let them help you, otherwise those who know the industry better would be laughing at you while those who know little would be hailing you to go onward till you’re down at your professional self-destruction. Now, take note that ignorance is not the lack of knowledge but the lack of open-mindedness to knowledge. Thus, if you’re open-minded, knowledge flows towards you from almost every angle. Learning from those with specialized industry knowledge also helps you recognize that making movie in Hollywood is not the same as in Nollywood. Even Jesus employed tax collectors, fishermen and other professionals in establishing his gospel company.
#BeTeachable #KnowTheChain #RecogniseProfessionals #BeOpenMinded
“That we’re Friends From Forever and would be Friends Forever is my Happiest Joy in Life”
Shepherd Godsbaby, a multi-skilled broadcaster was with the Lagos State Radio Service, Nigeria where he served as Presenter, Newsreader, Voice-Artist, Producer, Social Media Manager and Scriptwriter. Earlier, he freelanced with Radio Continental (now Max FM) after interning with Metro 97.3 FM and Voice of Nigeria (VON). He also worked with Focus Cable TV as Presenter and Head of Content Production Department. He was Relationship Life Doctor, Mentality Detective, Life Coach and Media Project Consultant helping many hearts and homes find fulfillment and helping corporate brands gain media positioning. As a startup expert, he helped built Africa Business Radio and Travel Radio Live, two digital radio platforms where he served as Creative Content Producer and Programs Lead. In a past human life, he was an interplanetary media correspondent to his cosmic family whose noblest interests he came to represent on Earth. Today, he returns as a whistle-blowing mind with relevant information to enlighten, empower and engage the human family towards a sustainable journey of life within the cosmos which is our collective playground. Having journeyed in and out of Earth’s religious and psychic hive-mind, he qualifies as a trust-worthy friendthority (a friend with authority) to help others “come out of her”. You and the whole world are therefore blessed to share in his experiences, lessons, encounters, experiments and failures. More importantly, he is blessed to be here with you and with all of us at this particular timeless moment!
” I am a living presence, a self-conscious awareness, a spirit being, a divine force-field and yes, a human being right here, right now. All words fail to describe the greatness that we are but we try to express our awesomeness in the life we live from moment to moment, this is not about me but us for I am a collective individual. Alone, I am not. Together, we are one. I am a service-driven entity, a responsive soul, I am guided by truth, wisdom and love. While I am a private tutor to many and a qualitative talent manager to a community, I am also a musician and I can’t cook to save my life. Wherever the Mother leads, I follow!”
Let no one mistake me for a god, lord or God, I find no joy in such vain-glories. Mystery is my-story but so it is for everyone of us. My wish is for my journey and expressions to inspire you to walk your life expressions!