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Project-management-career-coach

Sometimes, I wonder why professionals in various track and field sports have coaches. I mean, they are professionals already, not amateurs, so why need a coach? They all have coaches because they know the value of having a coach.

I am an aspiring career coach with focus on the project management profession. I’m a firm believer that everyone needs a career coach just as much as we need lawyers, doctors, bankers and accountants.

However, many of us expect a career coach to do all of the

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Career Development

Project-management-graduate

I will be speaking from a project management point of view but you can still learn some career tips that would help you in defining your own profession.

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Make-your-dreams-come-true

No matter how much you share your dreams with someone, no one knows your dreams better than you.

The world is full of dreamers. Your friends, family members, mentors and coaches have dreams. They have things that they are aspiring to accomplish or levels they are aspiring to reach. They also have persons whom they share their dreams with.

I am someone who believes in you sharing your dreams with some of your close friends or in shouting

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Inspiration Personal Development

being-agile

Agile! Agile!! Agile!!! What is this “agile” thing that everyone is talking about?

I am Jerry Ihejirika and this is my agile story:

I remember when I was a kid growing up on the streets of Lagos, Nigeria, I would join my fellow kids then to play street football. It was entertaining even though I wasn’t good at playing football during the early days. Whenever I was with the ball and wasn’t making good movement or easily lost the ball to our opponent, I would hear one of my teammates

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Humours

Ordinary-project-manager

You can be an ordinary project manager. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a better project manager.

You can be an ordinary team member. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a better team member.

You can be ordinary at your project management job. Some of the time. But develop yourself to become great at what you do.

You can be ordinary at how you communicate the project status with your team members. Some of the time. But develop yourself to becoming a great project

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Image credit: pravsworld.com

There’s a saying that goes thus: Do not tell the world your dream, show it. In as much as I find the statement quite interesting, I also think there’s something right and wrong about it.

It is right in the sense that most persons are not interested in listening to your dreams, so why tell them? They are only interested in seeing you making your dreams a reality, then they might care! Furthermore, some persons would steal your dreams if you tell them and use your dreams in achieving

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no-one-cares-about-you

No one cares who you are.

No one cares what you do.

No one cares about your great ideas.

No one cares what you are dreaming about or if you are not dreaming at all.

No one cares about how hard or how smart you work.

No one cares about what you want to say.

No one cares what you are writing about.

No one cares about how great that your product or service would be.

No one cares how you really want to go about your career.

No one cares about your excuses.

No one cares about how good you feel after

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Consistency-quote

Keep blogging even if no one is reading your blog, yet.

I might not be one of the top bloggers in Nigeria currently, but I highly respect the likes of Linda Ikeji of lindaikejisblog.com, Uche Eze of bellanaija.com, Ademola Ogundele of notjustok.com, Chude Jideonwo of ynaija.com, Loy Okezie of techloy.com, Bamidele Onibalusi of writersincharge.com, Jide Ogunsanya of ogbongeblog.com, Don Caprio of doncaprio.com, Omobola Bolaji of myglamosphere.com, Dobby Okonkwo of dobbyssignature.com, Japheth

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Photo credit: businessdayonline.com

Is your country among those in the 4th generation?

The say we are now in the 4th generation – the digital transformation era – but I think some countries are still in the 3rd generation – the industrial revolution era – and some are half-way between the 3rd and 4th generation.

Nigeria, which is one of the biggest information and communications technology markets in Africa, is still in the 3rd generation. There are a lot of digital transformation awareness going on in the

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Digital Transformation

Have you read any of those books or articles that say the only path to happiness or success is by working for yourself and being independent?

When I tell people that I am a budding entrepreneur who would love to help someone else achieve their dreams, they often look at me like someone who’s trying to break or violate an entrepreneurial code – the code of working only for yourself to be free and happy.

There are several ways to building a successful career and there’s no wrong

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