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PII 070: Will Your Child’s Certificates and Degrees be Enough to Succeed in Life?

FACT: To give their kids the best chance of success in life, many parents today spend hefty sums to send them to the best schools – sometimes abroad. Sadly, many such kids eventually graduate and have to struggle, alongside less qualified others, to find good employment – or ending up underemployed!

Read also(*Added  on 23rd July 2017):

  1. [RECOMMENDED] BBC NEWS: Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?
  2. Schools Can Kill Your Child’s Creativity – IF You Don’t Apply These Tips
  3. A New Generation of Entrepreneurs PROVES That Our Schools Need To Offer a Different Kind of Education!
  4. Proof that Schooling Can Dis-Empower Your Child Economically!
  5. No. 153: A “Formula” Schools Need to Teach, But Don’t! (FREE PDF Report)
  6. Is Your Child Learning For School Or For Life?
  7. The Hood Does Not Make the Monk. School Uniforms Don’t Guarantee Learning!
  8. Don’t Let Wrong Teachers Make Your Child A Thinking Pigmy!

So s/he begins life doing a job s/he does not like for its pay and possibly work conditions, but which s/he feels obligated to hold on to, until something better shows up.

Very rarely, does s/he ever seriously contemplate exploring the option of starting his/her own business – even though it frequently promises much better rewards!

The reason that happens is that our kids go through life being told they only need to get good grades and then get a good job, to make it in life.

Very few parents ever tell them another formula exists i.e.

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Tayo Solagbade's Performance Improvement IDEAS(PI Squared) Newsletter

Tayo Solagbade’s
Performance Improvement
IDEAS
(PI Squared) Newsletter

Monday 12th June 2017

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NB: This PI Squared newsletter will be published weekly, on Mondays, in place of the Speaking/Web Marketing IDEAS newsletter, starting from today – 15th February 2016.
I’m reinventing my Monday newsletter content and theme, to accommodate my vision of serving the growing audience of serious minded individuals and organizations reaching out to me, with information, education. news and research findings designed to help them do what they do better.

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PII 070: Will Your Child’s Certificates and Degrees be Enough to Succeed in Life?

FACT: To give their kids the best chance of success in life, many parents today spend hefty sums to send them to the best schools – sometimes abroad. Sadly, many such kids eventually graduate and have to struggle, alongside less qualified others, to find good employment – or ending up underemployed!

Read also(*Added  on 23rd July 2017):

  1. [RECOMMENDED] BBC NEWS: Could subjects soon be a thing of the past in Finland?
  2. Schools Can Kill Your Child’s Creativity – IF You Don’t Apply These Tips
  3. A New Generation of Entrepreneurs PROVES That Our Schools Need To Offer a Different Kind of Education!
  4. Proof that Schooling Can Dis-Empower Your Child Economically!
  5. No. 153: A “Formula” Schools Need to Teach, But Don’t! (FREE PDF Report)
  6. Is Your Child Learning For School Or For Life?
  7. The Hood Does Not Make the Monk. School Uniforms Don’t Guarantee Learning!
  8. Don’t Let Wrong Teachers Make Your Child A Thinking Pigmy!

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So s/he begins life doing a job s/he does not like for its pay and possibly work conditions, but which s/he feels obligated to hold on to, until something better shows up.

Very rarely, does s/he ever seriously contemplate exploring the option of starting his/her own business – even though it frequently promises much better rewards!

The reason that happens is that our kids go through life being told they only need to get good grades and then get a good job, to make it in life.

Very few parents ever tell them another formula exists i.e. the route of self-employment or entrepreneurship. And THAT journey can be started more or less at the same time as formal schooling.

Some people argue that that a child should not engage in income earning activities while schooling – and even call it child abuse. I argue that THAT is not correct, because it is the “HOW” of it that matters.

I’ve schooled with orphans and indigent students (and I’ve also had clients who told me that as kids they) had to work to pay their way through school – for various reasons.

What I found out was that those experiences forced them to mature faster and develop competencies to arrive adulthood readier to succeed in spite of adversity in the real world, than many of their peers, who did not have to fend for themselves to complete their education.

Conventional schools are not telling learners the truth about what they need to know and have to achieve what Nigerian society defines as success.

That’s the key: First we need to define what society’s expectations of them will be!

[NB: This does not mean they have to accept those expectations. Instead, it’s about PREPARING the kids to deal with those demands and expctations psychologically or otherwise.]

Will their certificates and degrees be enough? Or will they be measured based on how much money they have regardless of their educational attainments?

Truth be told, the latter is the reality that confronts us today.

Most people in society pay MORE attention to how much material possessions and money you have, than they do to your academic qualifications or credentials.

It’s also why no one seems to care how others make money anymore. Once you have it, people fall in line and “respect you”. The well schooled person unable to function in a crooked society that does not recognize merit, then ends up being ridiculed about “blowing grammar and knowing too much book”

That’s why blatant bribery and corruption in schools and religious institutions is so rampant.

Smart best practice parents will focus on identifying what works, to ensure their honest, upright, do-things-the-right-ways kids don’t end up getting frustrated in the society after they leave school

My views on this subject have been shaped by my experiences as a product of the conventional schooling system.

I excelled in paid employment – but encountered serious absence of fair and impartial systems to reward my efforts in entrepreneurship – until I developed a system that greatly reduced my need to interact directly with people in my society to make money I needed.

The pain and suffering I passed through taught me that Vocational Skills Based Schooling is the safest and most reliable way to educate a child for self-actualization – especially in Nigeria.

Any school system that cannot provide a real world relevant vocational (NOT hobbies) base for education of learners will NOT have access to my kids.

I see today’s conventional schooling not counting in society and honesty/integrity being ridiculed.

In Nigeria, this problem is compounded by the fact that those who have no work routinely have more money than those who do.

This is a fact that stares us in the face DAILY.

Yet we continue using an education system that fails to eliminate that embarrassing imbalance!

The question I continue to ask is: Must everyone pass through the same educational system? Does everyone NEED to pass through the same TRAINING?

The answer of course is NO. We all differ from one another – and our unique abilities will often determine what method of learning best suits EACH of us.

Like I’ve said in the past, human beings are not like livestock (poultry, pigs etc). We cannot be reared in uniform BATCHES based on the same menu of INPUT.

To do so would be to damage the individuality of each person.  Room has to be made for the unique needs of each person!

Our conventional schooling system tries to force ALL learners into the same mould – and THAT is wrong!

That’s why Sir Ken Robinson said it damage creativity.

Little wonder that many gifted kids emerge from it looking and acting clueless most times. It is also why we keep coming across trained medical doctors who switch careers late in life to finds success and fulfillment in professional soccer or fashion design!

In Nigeria, it is why our kids who graduate from our schools are getting described as “unemployable”. And it’s also why the idea of self-employment is so difficult for most of our graduates to comprehend!

The status update shown in the screenshot below, posted by Charles Ayo Dada features powerfully thought provoking rhetorical questions that underscore the point I’m making here…

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Like he wrote: “…It seems our spirits are in recession. We suffer from lack in the midst of plenty.Click here to read the status update.

Once a child can read and write competently, s/he can learn any subject s/he has interest in.

I’m training my kids to develop a firm vocational skills “reflex” as a basis for their academic studies. In other words, they are being taught to identify vocations they LOVE and channel their academic energies towards theoretical and practical mastery of it i.e. killing two birds with one stone.

This will make them creative thinking self-directed learners.

Our schools are forcing kids to study subjects they often do not need to manifest their genius and find their purpose in life.

We fail to realize the real ultimate and most important goal of schooling. As a parent who was brilliant in passing thru the school system, the experiences I’ve had in life have taught me that our conventional schools focus on teaching too little of what matters the most in the real world – especially the hands-on practical stuff that have to do with living a successful life!

In today’s Nigeria, most people are just mindlessly doing what others have done, with regard to educating their kids, without checking to see if a better way exists.

Considering the fact that those who received similar schooling in the past, are today walking the streets struggling in spite of the obeying the “Every child must go to school” law, I wonder why this is so!

Ask yourself: What kind of schooling system has society made available? Does it give my child what s/he needs to succeed in the real world of the Nigerian society?

The answer my objective evaluation gave me was NO.

So I decided to develop a complementary program of my own that would give my kids a better foundation to protect their minds against future exposure.

Today we use a technology and exercise based model, with a vocational bias to progress. They carry out specific tasks including but not limited to book work.

I argue that taking exams is not the only way to evaluate learning achieved. Indeed passing exams is no guarantee of success anywhere in the world, especially outside paid employment.

Now, while we’re on the subject of exams…

It’s funny that I did not know about it earlier, but there are apparently societies that do not require kids to take exams at certain levels – yet the kids that pass through their schooling systems still excel internationally.

Sadly, many Nigerian parents don’t even know this truth.

And those who do already engage in crooked dealings they see others do to get ahead outside paid employment. As a result, they don’t care what schools do because they know they’ll be helping their kids cut corners like they did!

I’m therefore not concerned about such parents.

It’s those law abiding, hardworking and honest parents who fail to see this problem with the Nigerian school system and society, as it can (and often will) negatively affect their kids that I feel sorry for!

This is a precursor to our forthcoming Quick Start Guide Book titled “How to Cheaply Make Cup Cakes without an Oven or Cooker & Sell Them for Profit” – based on what we do, as a family.

 

Excel-VB Driven Ration Formulator

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1. Click here to learn more about this app – watch demo videos etc

2. Click here to watch a 4 part video in which I demonstrate how to use this app to formulate rations using real life data sent to me by an Algerian PhD student.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

EXCEL-VB DRIVEN POULTRY LAYER FARM MANAGER SOFTWARE

Click here to download a detailed PDF user guide and watch 15 screen shot user guide tutorials of the Monthly Poultry Farm Manager that I now offer Farm CEOs.

Click here to watch a screenshot demonstration of the Excel-VB Driven Poultry Farm Manager I built for a client farm business in Ekiti state, South West Nigeria.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

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New posts from last week*

Monday:

[Wednesday]:

[Thursday]:

One Strategy Igbos Need to Learn From American Jews About Succeeding

[Friday]: 

[RECOMMENDED] Tackling the Rise of Fake Qualifications in Nigeria By Linus Unah on June 6, 2017

[Saturday]:

N/A

[Sunday]:

The FARM CEO (Issue 84): Practical Poultry Farm Business Performance Calculations | Producing Good Catfish is Important, But Finding Good Buyers is Imperative!

Tayo K. Solagbade*

Self-Development/Performance Improvement Specialist

*Best Practice Farm Business Support Specialist & Founder of the MS Excel Heaven Visual Basic Automation Club and Competition

Mobile: +234-803-302-1263 (in Nigeria) or +229-66-122-136 (in Benin Republic)

http://www.tayosolagbade.com

Tayo K. Solagbade is a Location Independent Performance Improvement

Specialist and Multipreneur (i.e. a highly versatile/multi-skilled entrepreneur), with a bias for delivering Best Practice solutions to Farm Businesses and others.

Since 2002, he has earned multiple streams of income providing individuals and organizations with personal development training and coaching, custom MS Excel-VB solutions, web marketing systems/web hosting, freelance writing services, and best practice extension support services (for farm business owners).

Tayo is the author of the Self-Development (SD) Bible™ and the popular Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook. He is also the developer of its accompanying Excel-VB driven Ration Formulator™ and the Poultry Farm Manager™ software.

He has delivered talks/papers to audiences in various groups and organizations, including the Centre for Management Development, University of Lagos, Christ Baptist Church, Volunteer Corps, Tantalisers Fast Foods and others.

In May 2012 he was the Guest Speaker at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development’s Annual Semester Entrepreneurial Lecture at Yaba College of Technology in Lagos.

On 1st April 2013, Tayo (who reads, write and speaks the French language) relocated to Cotonou, Benin Republic to begin slowly traveling across the West African region.

His key purpose is to deliver talks, seminars and workshops on his key areas of focus and interest to interested audiences (Email tayo at tksola dot com for details).

In a previous life, before leaving to become self-employed, Tayo served for seven years (October 1994 to December 2001) as a high performing manager in Guinness Nigeria. He rose from Shift Brewer to Training & Technical Development Manager, and later acted in senior roles as Production Manager and Technical Manager.

In addition to constantly challenging the status quo and influencing positive work changes, he built a reputation for using self-taught spreadsheet programming skills (starting with Lotus 1-2-3, and later moving to Excel Visual Basic) – in his spare time – to develop Automated Spreadsheet Applications to computerize manual report generation processes in the departments he worked. Over four(4) of his applications were adopted for brewery level reporting.

Tayo holds a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Extension Services from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, having graduated top of his class – with Second Class Upper Division honors – in 1992. He is an Associate Member of the UK Institute & Guild of Brewing, a 1997 National Finalist of the Nigerian Institute of Management’s(NIM) Young Managers’ competition, a Certified Psychometric Test Administrator for Psytech UK, innovator of Spontaneous Coaching for Self-Development™ (SCfS-D™), and Founder of the Self-Development Academy (SDAc).

When he’s not amazing clients with his superhuman skills (wink), Tayo works as the creative force behind his Daily Self-Development Nuggets blog – on which he also publishes The Farm CEO Weekly Newspaper (sent via email to paid subscribers) and his Weekly Performance Improvement IDEAS newsletter.

You can connect with him on Twitter @tksola.com and Facebook.

Visit Tayo Solagbade Dot Com, to download over over 10 performance improvement resources to boost your personal and work related productivity.

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[IMPORTANT NOTE:====

On 4th May 2014, Tayo’s 9 year old domain (Spontaneousdevelopment dot com), which hosted his website, was taken over by Aplus.net.

Within a few days however, Tayo used his advanced self-taught web development skills to build a SUPERIOR “reincarnation” of it the website http://www.tayosolagbade.com.

But updates are still ongoing to URLs bearing the old domain name in most of the over 1,000 web pages, and blog posts he’s published.

If you experience any difficulties finding a page or document, email Tayo at tksola dot com.

Click “Tayo, What Happened to SpontaneousDevelopmentDotCom ?” to read a detailed narrative about how the above event occurred :-))

Here’s an article Tayo wrote, to inspire others to defy adversity, and bounce back to even greater reckoning at what they do EVERY time:

Succeed by Emerging from Adversity Like a Phoenix

(TayoSolagbade.com launches extra Hosting plan with FREE Web Marketing!)

And he wrote the one below, to explain why losing a domain name, no matter how old, NO LONGER determines your online success or otherwise:

A Proven Strategy to Find Profitable Buyers Regardless of Your Domain Name
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[IMPORTANT: This blog's contents are being updated following the transfer to www.tayosolagbade.com from my former domain - Spontaneousdevelopment.com. As a result, some parts of it may not work properly for now. Quick Tip: If a link contains "spontaneousdevelopment.com", simply change it to "tayosolagbade.com" - and it should work. This applies to article links as well as image links. Work continues to update the links(in over 500 articles). Tayo K. Solagbade.]

Practical Livestock Feed Formulation Handbook

Available as a PDF ebook, and also as a spiral bound print manual (from me). Click here for details.

You can also get it as an PDF ebook via my online store.

Screenshot of ebook in online store

$82.5 USD to buy it from my online store (PDF download)

N8,000.00 [Eight Thousand Naira] for persons who wish to send payment direct to my bank account.

Payment of N50,000.00 gets you the physical handbook and software on CD with videos etc, PLUS practical one-on-one, in person training with me at a feed mill in Lagos, Nigeria.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

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Performance Improvement Specialist & Multipreneur
*Best Practice Farm Business Support Specialist
& Founder of the MS Excel Heaven Visual Basic Automation Club & Competition(www.excelheaven.biz)

 

 

Excel-VB Driven Ration Formulator

Click to view larger screenshot

1. Click here to learn more about this app - watch demo videos etc

2. Click here to watch a 4 part video in which I demonstrate how to use this app to formulate rations using real life data sent to me by an Algerian PhD student.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

EXCEL-VB DRIVEN POULTRY LAYER FARM MANAGER SOFTWARE

Click here to download a detailed PDF user guide and watch 15 screen shot user guide tutorials of the Monthly Poultry Farm Manager that I now offer Farm CEOs.

Click here to watch a screenshot demonstration of the Excel-VB Driven Poultry Farm Manager I built for a client farm business in Ekiti state, South West Nigeria.

Click here to contact me about purchasing this product.

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