How to take advantage of LIVE YOUR DREAMS AFRICA 5.0

Thursday, 18 May 2017

So I am back and again it is about LYDA 5.0.

If you missed the previous post you need to check it out so you can understand why I am all about this event.

I have noticed that so many people go for events. When you hear that there's another event happening even if its on the other side of the world, as long as they say personal development you are off. But if I ask " what did you learn?" not many will be able to mention anything substantial. To make things worse, many of those who learn never actually implement.

Before you waste another golden opportunity at Live Your Dreams Africa 5. 0 let me school you on what you need to do before, during and after the event.


Get excited about it.

There's something powerful about an event once you are super excited about it. You tend to be open to learn, network and have a great time there. LYDA is in a few days, go through the profile of the speakers and just get excited about the kind of wisdom, people and experience the program will give you. Don't be non-challant and just show up that day

Find out how to get to the venue
One thing that can affect you on that day is delay from traffic or getting lost in a bid to locate the address. For those of us who live on the mainland, we need to have gotten clear directions on how to get there whether you are driving or taking public transport. This will help you get there on time and pick a good seat so you can get the best experience.

Prepare to learn
Most of us go for events because everyone is going. You won't get the best out of Live Your Dreams if you don't prepare. What do you want to learn, who do you want to met? What relationships do you want to initiate? Get all these so  that you can intentionally make them happen on Saturday.  Last year I made a friend, Tobiloba Ajayi and I am eternally grateful. I can't wait to see what I'd do or achieve at this edition.


Avoid distractions 

Don't be deceived you'd still find people who have no reason to be there. Some will be gisting unnecessarily, some will be there to talk about what the next person is wearing, I've even seen attendees that were laughing because one of the speakers couldn't speak Queens English. Don't allow yourself to be distracted by all these and don't become a distraction either.

Go out of your way to network

I deliberately said go out of your way because I know so many people find it hard to network. Like, how will I just walk up to a stranger and be forming conversation?"

Let me tell you a story, I also have a huge problem with networking I am too shy for my own liking but I went for Queens Arising with Funto Ibuoye and guess what, I networked with just one person, a guy o (well because I was working and he was working too) It's been like three months since that event and Kunle just called me a few days ago asked me to be a facilitator for  a content creation training. What if I was forming shy? I wouldn't have gotten that opportunity.


Yeah its that simple. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ I am sure Bankole Williams will be glad to see smiling people as he walks round the hall.


Act on the connections

After you get back from LYDA make sure you reach out the the people you said hello to and collect their contact details. Follow up on them, stalk them on social media and allow the relationship grow.

Act on the lessons 

Everything you will learn at LYDA will only be useful when you take practical steps to make them happen. Don't let this be like other events; do something with the lessons!

That said, I hope you have an amazing time on Saturday.

If you see me, please say hello! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰


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