Think Big For Africa


Building yours and Africa's Destinies

Disclaimer
This Report was Originally written by Mr. Ekene Banye and here its republished by Mpata Ashiraf.A , i republished this Report due to its useful information in it that can help many African youth to think big for there development and improvement, take your time to read it
Do not read this report if you are not open minded and you are happy to remain where you are in your comfort zone. This is not a book, it’s merely a report of my personal thoughts about the world and my native continent; Africa. This report has been written to provide my personal views about what I think we need to do to secure yours and Africa’s future. Every effort has been made to make this information as complete and accurate as possible. However, there may be mistakes in typography or content. The purpose of this report is to educate and energize African youths to come out of their protective shells to take their place on the world stage. The author does not warrant that the information contained in this report is fully complete and shall not be responsible for any errors or omissions. The author shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused directly or indirectly by this report. Copyright © 2018 – Ekene Banye. All rights are reserved. No part of this report may be reproduced or transmitted in any form without the written permission of the author.

About the author


Ekene is an Entrepreneur, speaker and Life Coach lives in the United Kingdom. For over a decade, he worked for several global Financial Institutions in Africa and Europe, implementing their Operations expansion strategies. In the summer of 2011, he survived a traumatic brain injury that left him paralyzed on the right side of my body and unable to speak and read. His ongoing recovery journey has changed his life. His worldview of life and people are more global, inclusive, and very entrepreneurial, exhibiting tenacity and a winning mentality. His recovery journey led him to be coached and mentored by world renowned coaches like the legendary Jim Rohn, Tony Robbins, Darren Hardy, Bob Proctor, T. Harv Eker, Wayne Dyer and many more. He finally found his “Purpose” as a Life & Business Coach. His major goal is to IMPACT at least ten million (10,000,000) people globally in the next five years. Including assisting and educating at least 100,000 other brain injury survivors and their families in the developing countries in Africa.
He currently volunteers some of his time to work with the UK Stroke Association as a Stroke Ambassador and assisting other stroke survivors on their journeys. As a speaker, he uses his personal life experiences to empower others. He is very passionate about promoting business building and professionalism in ordinary people. He believes that anyone can be successful and happy if they are willing to find their life purpose and focus their life’s work on this. He likes meeting new people and engaging in Social and Business Networking, sharing ideas and opportunities that create value for other people. He is a founding member and an Organizing Committee member of “Professionals for Africa”. A network group of African professionals in London promoting professionalism and leadership in young Africans. He is very excited to discuss African’s Entrepreneurial potentials.

What is this report about?

This report is for the youths of Africa, whose future are at stake. And for mid-aged Africans who have benefited from the best education post-independence but have done next to nothing to progress the development of Africa. Both groups need to stand up to be counted now before it’s too late. The report is very abstract, yet as you read it, it will bring into focus pictures of very real images from your life. Do not ignore those images, rather ask yourself questions. I don’t know what questions you should ask yourself, but you would know.
For Clarity
I’m not saying anything mind blowing that no one has said before. Maybe I will only say them in my own way. I’m not a politician, academician, economist, cleric… and this report is not promoting or dowsing any particular views in these areas. I don’t have the patience for politics of any kind. All I really know about African institutions is that; 1. They are not working, and our people are suffering 2. Many of our “leaders” in all areas of life lack integrity and are not really credible
3. African politics is more about money and brute force rather than leadership, progressive thinking and collaboration. 4. There are hardly concrete and distinctive political philosophies to choose from in many of African countries’ politics. 5. And that we need massive change in our thinking and actions for us to make progress and reach Africa’s full potentials. Like I said earlier, I’m not an academician and I don’t see this report as an academic paper. So, though this report is based on generally accepted knowledge, it’s not based on concrete academic analysis of data. I’m not a religious leader of any kind. This will be very clear to you very quickly. However, I wholly believe and practice the Universal Principles which are the foundation of all major religions of the world. This report is not for companies or governments. It’s for individuals. This report is to motivate and energize individuals to take control of their lives and make contributions to the development of their communities rather than to continue waiting for help from external entities.

No one can do a better job to give you the things that you want in your life than you.


This report is based on my views, my personal philosophy. Some of which are recently acquired in the last decade, but most go back to the legacy of my ancestors. A few things that I want you to take away from this report; 1. You can achieve anything that you dream of and see in your mind’s eye. 2. Personal growth is the only way to develop yourself and in turn to develop your communities and Africa. 3. If you are waiting for anyone else to always do things for you, you are enslaving yourself permanently. 4. Entrepreneurship will be a big factor in the progress of Africa and I want to encourage more Africans to start a business. Entrepreneurship is the way forward for many of our people to bring into existence of their big childhood dreams. Again, this report is not expressing policies for any government. I’m rather encouraging individuals to create and implement economic philosophies that can empower them to help themselves and develop their communities. These are my goals in this report. The more of the people in our communities that imbibe these goals, the better for your communities, countries and continent. We can develop our communities, create more jobs and achieve our personal economic and social goals. Having said that, let’s begin…

Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

This is not a history lesson. I don’t know enough and I’m not good at embellishing stories. Based on the natural and enormous human resources that Africa has, I and majority of well-meaning people know that we are far from where we should be, in every area of development. It is very sad that the continent with the youngest population in the world is lagging behind so badly. I don’t subscribe to blame or excuses, so I won’t blame anyone other than ourselves.<

As individuals, communities, countries and continent, we are where we are at this moment based on the choices we have made.


It’s that simple! For you as an individual, you are where you are at this moment based on the CHOICES you have made. And so, I am where I am, based on the decision I have made. You can blame anyone you choose; parents, family, school system, government, society…
Yes, all these individuals, groups and institutions contributed to where you are. But you had the final choice to make every time. Sometimes we fail to make decisions. That in itself is a decision that will affect some things in your world. You can take any example in your life and wind it back to the initial decision. You can see that at any time you had different options that would have taken you to a different destination. This is not to blame you for the choices that you have taken in the past, you cannot do anything about them. I’m highlighting this to help you understand that you ultimately hold your future in your hand by the choices you will make from NOW. Your destiny is in your hands! The same principles apply as a community, country and continent. Making choices is not easy and many times, we will make the wrong choices. But we need to take full responsibility for our choices and their ramifications. Until we do this consistently, we will not be able to move forward in our evolution as individual communities, countries and continent.

It Starts with The Way We Think

I know that many of the readers of this report, maybe you, will be upset by the things I will say next. However, before you get upset, it is very important that you have an open mind to hear and think critically about what I’m about to say.

You are the cause of your problems, and only you can solve them.

It’s not the politicians, religious leaders, your family, friends, your teacher or the Western world… Yes, I understand that they contributed in some ways to where you are at the moment. But, more importantly, because you didn’t lead, take RESPONSIBILITY. Rather you allowed them to do as they pleased to your detriment. We need to stop playing the VICTIM and take charge of our INDIVIDUAL lives. If we do not do this, then we should be ready for another half century (or more) of failure. The same applies to our families, communities, countries and continent.

If you and I want change in our live, communities, countries and continent. First, we need to change ourselves, starting with how we think.

In the last few years, I’ve engaged and communicated with hundreds of people from across Africa. Many of them are professionals in their chosen careers. And many others are struggling individuals across Africa. I got three distinct views from the groups; 1. Hope that Africa can be helped to become a first world continent. 2. Frustrations 3. Complains and blames I admire a person or group of people who have hope amidst frustrating circumstances and negative environment. The ability to see hope tells me that the person understands that they are in charge of their lives. All that is needed is fuel, to ignite positive change. On the other hand, moaning, grumbling and blaming, which are more plentiful, are the habits of people who are not really ready to take charge of their lives. They see themselves as VICTIMS in movies that other people have control.

Education

Education is a big deal to me as a child of teacher parents. I was fortunate to have attended one of the best schools in my native country; Africa.

I believe that a strong educational foundation is the number one way to develop Africa.

In the Western world, Africans are one of the most educated communities. Far above the people from the indigenous communities. We are especial people, yet our continent is backwards and underdeveloped. In many African countries, we have millions of young university educated people out of work or working far below their education levels. Except we ask ourselves important but basic questions, we may not be able to adapt our need to the kinds and level of formal education we provide. Questions like; What level of technical vs liberal education do we need? Do we all need university education for the careers we want?
These other questions are very important because education is fundamental to development and it is not cheap. We do not want to waste time and money to acquire education that doesn’t serve its purpose of liberating the mind and empowering the acquirer for progress.

What is Education?

“Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits”. - Wikipedia That’s a comprehensive definition of education which I most agree with. Education is not all about the ideology of western schools, it’s more than that. I would like to introduce the definition of an educated person by one of my many mentors’

“An educated man (woman) is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. An educated man (woman) is one who has so developed the faculties of his/her mind that he/she may acquire anything he/she wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others.”


Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) As you read through this chapter, I want you to always think back to this definition of an educated person by Napoleon Hill. And ask yourself if your actions and decisions are in accordance with the definition.

Where Have We Gone Wrong?

All over the world, there are all manners of discussion about the educational systems, this is an on-going discussion. Inconsistent Evaluation – For Africa to meet the need of individuals and our communities, we failed to continuously evaluate what kind of academic knowledge are needed in our society. Application is the key – For most of our schooling, all we do is gather knowledge. And little about application to the benefit of individuals and our communities. This is not unique to Africa, but the effect is more prominent in our society. Culture & Religion - Cultural and religious teachings that do not encourage individuality and questioning the norms.

Education for Life

Majority of people in the world do not read a non-fiction book in a year after they finish school. I suspect that it’s exactly the same in Africa or maybe worse. What is your record, how many non-fiction books did you read in the last 12 months? If you want to be successful and make contribution to Africa’s’ development, then you need to continue your education for life. Below are some of the common questions and comments I often hear;

What does education for life mean?

If means that if you want to be successful, you need selfeducation throughout your life time. 1. Read or listen to at least one non-fiction book a month. 2. Attend at least one seminar per year in the area of your career or business. 3. Constantly engage and collaborate with other leaders in your career or business.

Why should I continue reading and attending seminars?

The changes in the world are constant and never stop. And to get the latest information from the best source, you need to read extensively and attend seminars to engage with your peers and experts.

I already read newspapers, why read non-fiction?

Newspapers are fine for your daily news. But non-fiction books like the biography of a successful person, will be more of benefit to you. 1. Understand the mentality, habits and know-how of successful people in your chosen fields. 2. Understand the challenges that they encountered and how to avoid them or deal with them if inevitable. Simply put, reading can reduce your time to success by half or more. Take advantage!

I have the latest books, but I don’t have the time to read them or to attend seminars.

Hmm… That’s a big issue which you need to address ASAP! There is no value to you, your career/business in any way if you have resources going to waste. Re-organize your schedule to give you at least an hour a day to read and book a first seminar in the next few weeks. You will enjoy it, and you will thank yourself in ten years.

Why Successful People Read Books Rather Than Newspapers, Listen to The Radio or Watch Television Unlike most people in the community, successful people do not obsessively read newspaper, listen to the radio or watch television.

Here is why; They don’t focus on bad news - majority of the news in the media are bad news. And successful people understand that there is no value listening and reading bad news. They believe that the challenges that humans face, bring opportunities and they would rather focus on the opportunities to create solutions. They focus on their dreams and goals – Successful people are very focused on the activities that will help them achieve their dreams and goals. Majority of news are distractions that do not add value. They create rather than consume news – the exploits of successful people create news for others to consume. On the other hand, successful people obsessively read books and attend seminars to grow, become better and more successful. Reading books is very powerful and you can learn almost all the lessons that successful people had to learn the hard way for decades to become who they are today. You can read the life history of successful person in a 500page book for a fraction of the money you spend on your phone bill every month. Check out the Useful Resources page at the end of this report.

Our Politics

Politics is not one of my big talking points. However, it’s a big deal as it affects everything in the lives of our people. There are several issues with our politics in Africa:

Inadequacies of Our Political Leaders

The world is fast changing and it’s more complex than ever before. Leaders need to be able to understand the world and its complexity to make the right decisions to benefit most if not all of the people they govern. Unfortunately, most African leaders are not up to per in their knowledge about the world and most of them cannot comprehend the technologies that run the world.

Rule Until Dead

Many African political leaders never want to leave power once they hold it. I do not need to mention names. This issue creates many complications including; 1. Undermines the credibility of our government, our institutions and our economies. 2. Limited opportunities for the younger generations. This could lead to higher crime rates, migration of the best talents out of our region. 3. Very few credible foreign investors will agree to invest in our continent because of the effects of this one issue.

Lack of Integrity

The lack of integrity is vividly exposed in the ranks of our politicians. For example, it’s amazing at the amount of money that is embezzled in Africa. More amazing is the fact that very few embezzlers pay for their crimes. It’s clear that we have very few people of integrity in our politics. And that tells me very clearly that we have few people of integrity in position in our population. So, if we want to cure the lack of integrity in our politics, first we need to start with improving our individual integrity. Because our politicians come from the bigger set of the population. Are you a person of integrity?

Rebuild our Institutions

Institutions are the life blood of any society. Without strong institutions, no society will ever reach its potentials. For Africa, the most important institution that we need to focus on at the moment is the Legal system. Comprising; 1. The Attorney General’s Office 2. The Police 3. The Law Courts When this institution works EFFECTIVELY, many other institutions and areas of the country will work. The Legal system needs COMPETENT and SELFLESS people with INTEGRITY. To attract credible business and people to our continent, we need to build our institutions, otherwise we are going nowhere.

Be Bold to Ask the Hard Questions

One of the main issues that I have observed is that we lack courage to ask the hard questions. Without asking the hard question, we cannot seek solutions to our hardest problems. Every human being and society need to improve and evolve. We cannot improve and evolve without stepping out of our comfort zones. And asking the hard questions will help you step out of your comfort zone. If you want to improve and evolve, ask yourself the hard questions and do not be afraid of the answers and where they may lead you to. EMBRACE IT!
Religion Religion is orthodoxy, rules and historical scriptures maintained by people over long periods of time. Generally, people are raised to obey the customs and practices of that religion without question. These are customs and expectations from outside the person and do not fit my definition of spiritual”. - Wayne Dyer Confession time! I am not a religious person. However, I believe in a higher power, the maker of this wonderful universe. I pray and meditate I believe in the universal principles/laws that run everything in the universe. And I try my very best to uphold those universal VALUES (love, truth, integrity, humility, charity…) which every global religion adheres to. I believe that ALL humans are equal, and our creator place us here on this planet to love one another, work together and to make our home (earth) better than how we found it.

Spiritual but Not Religious

“…I don't think that Jesus was teaching Christianity, Jesus was teaching kindness, love, concern, and peace. What I tell people is don't be Christian, be Christ-like. Don't be Buddhist, be Buddha-like.” - Wayne Dyer To me, spirituality is about communion with the higher power that you believe in. A spiritual person doesn’t condemn the spiritual practice of anyone else. She/he believes everyone comes from the same source.
It’s NEVER about right and wrong. For the purpose of this report, I would like to mention certain issues about religion that are affecting our individual and communal development in world and mostly in Africa. Divisiveness – For millennia, differences in religion have led to unnecessary wars. Across Africa, this divisiveness is creating hatred, poverty and death to our people. Ignorance – Lack of adequate knowledge. Religion upholds and encourages norms that discourage asking questions. Thereby swallowing anything that religious leaders say verbatim. Victimhood – The Abrahamic religions perpetrates and promotes the victimhood mentality. How? Two ways; 1. The notion that there are other “Powerful beings” that can and often influence our actions without our knowledge and agreement. 2. The violent and oppressive nature of evangelism and jihad for millennia. These two factors have far reaching consequences in the psychology of our people. Check out the “NO HOPE”, subservient behaviors of majority of our people in their worship places every week. I believe that the creator of the universe does not want to control you, but religion does. To promote the political and economic agendas of their creators (other humans). You have free will to decide what you want in your life. As long as you are persistent, and your desires are in accordance to universal principles/laws, you will succeed. Are there evil and evil people in the world? Most definitely! Evil in the world is caused by other humans. No one can control your life if you purposely take responsibility of everything in your life, good or bad. Success & Money is Bad/Evil – To be honest this comes mostly from family and friends. But it’s rooted in religious teachings. Examples; “The love of money is the root of evil”. “… it easier for a camel to pass through the eye of the needle, than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God” Taking these teaching verbatim without any context led us to where we are today. These teachings do not encourage people to try hard to become better human beings. Success and money are essential for progress in life. Note: I do not encourage anyone to be deceitful to get money. That is not success! Success with money comes when a person adds VALUE to people’s lives, that they willing pay money to get more value. The Way Forward! Everyone has a right to their spiritual/religious beliefs. I learn from many different religions and I follow different progressive spiritual/religious leaders. And if you invite me to your spiritual/religious festivals, don’t be surprised to see me there.
Your Life’s Purpose! Are you happy with the direction of your life; your health, relationships, spirituality, finances…? Most people in the world are not. And this is because most are ignorant of their life’s purpose. Everyone came to the world to contribute and fulfill a purpose that will make the world a better place for all. However, most of us are following other people like sheep. We are closest to our life’s purpose as children. We dream BIG and want to do big things to the benefit of the world. Most of us lose our way, listening to the people who surround us; parents, family, friends, teachers and our communities. Telling us to be REALISTIC and not to rock the boat. Unfortunately, as good children we listened. And most of us lose our dreams. Why Do You Need to Find Your Life’s Purpose? Do you remember your big dreams as a child? Think! Would you have been happier and more successful if you had held on to those and ever bigger dreams? Discovering your life’s purpose has tremendous benefit to you and the world at large. 1. Eliminates unnecessary struggles. 2. It will increase your contribution to society. 3. It will increase your joy, happiness and your wealth.

Dreams and Goals

Dreams and goals are essential to your happiness and progress. Without dreams and goals, you will be stationary as the entire universe including everyone around you will be evolving and moving forward. In essence, without dreams and goal, you will be moving backwards in your life. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve” - Napoleon Hill (Think and Grow Rich) I believe that everyone of us was born with big dreams. However, not everyone expands and pursues their dreams. As children, we had lofty IMAGINATION of what we would do to the benefit of everyone including ourselves. Go on, take five minutes to remember your big dreams. Do you remember? Where did they disappear to? You need to revive your dreams, believe that you have these dreams for a reason and that you have the abilities to make them come true. The truth is that the universe has abundant resources to give you ANYTHING that you want. All you need to do is; ASK… Ask and you shall receive! Goals Goals are milestones on the routes to your dreams. Goals are important as they keep you on tract. Without them, you will wander endlessly without particular destination on a vast sea. Goals provide clarity and focus. They encourage you to take the next action. Limiting Beliefs Limiting beliefs are the ideas and concepts which we hold to as absolute truth in our minds and continue to believe them despite any contrary evidence which may be presented. Unworthiness – This is based on the limiting belief that they are not deserving/worthy of having it all. And with this kind of belief system, people do not take the necessary action to get what they want Uncertainty - You do not need to know how. How, will appear at the right time. Act regardless of your uncertainty, believe in your dreams. Contradicting Signals - This comes from scarcity mentality. People who lack faith to ask for what they want because they believe that there is limited supply in the universe. So, they send conflicting signals to the universe due to their unbelief, and they get nothing. Then, their scarcity mentality is validated by the universe not delivering. It’s a recurrent cycle. Eliminate Your Limiting Beliefs Whatever you impressed upon your minds will ultimately be manifest in your life; good or bad! Things are impressed upon your mind by; - What you say to yourself. - What you listen to from others (friends, family, TV, radio, preachers, teachers etc.) If what you listen to and believe are not taking you to where you want to go, change them. You have the POWER to change what you say to yourself and listen to from others. Exercise your power! Remember that this is a CHOICE Here are several ways to start expunging your limiting belief; 1. Open your mind – Are you open minded? Open mindedness is vital to gain the necessary knowledge to expunge the old limiting beliefs that are not helping you. 2. Start before you’re ready – Anything that you want to achieve in your life, start right now. Do not wait to know everything before you start. Believe that you can figure things out as you go along. The universe will come to your aid by presenting various opportunities to help you along the way. The longer you wait, the less likely that you will start! 3. Surround yourself with other dreamers – Find people who are going in the same direction as you. It is very vital that you should surround yourself with dreams like you. And limit your exposure to negative thinking and talking people. 4. Get mentors – rather than reinventing the wheel and doing everything by yourself and from scratch, find successful people in your domain. Mentors have done and achieve the goals you are thriving for, and they understand the process and the challenges. They can help you through the difficult time, guiding and keeping you ACCOUNTABLE. Getting mentors does not mean that you will become lazy, not at all. A mentor will help you to be focus on the most important activities that will help you achieve your goals. A mentor will challenge you to become better. Before a mentor will agree to work with you, you must show that you are worthy of his/her time. 5. Read, attend seminars and get Coaches – I cannot overemphasize this; continuous education is the only way to keep abreast of the fast-developing world. After traditional schooling, you MUST take this as your personal responsibility to read continuously, attend seminars and get coaches.
Expand Your Dreams & Goals Everything in the universe is expanding Why won’t you constantly expand your dreams and goals? The first time I was told to multiple my dreams and goal by a factor of ten, it scared me. In my mind, I said that my mentor who suggested it didn’t understand my circumstances But in truth, it didn’t matter with challenges and circumstances I was dealing with. The challenges and circumstances are still there. And the effort you need to achieve a goal doesn’t increase by the same equivalent factor as your goal increase. If you expand that goal by a factor of 10, the increased effort to achieve it may only double. So, why not scale up your dreams and goals for a little more effort? Teamwork and collaboration are the keys to achieving this. Learn to build teams, join a Mastermind group, work with Coaches and Mentors. Teamwork is Dream Work!
Work & Career According to the Abrahamic religions, God worked for six days and took a day of rest. Since the organized industrial work force, the norm has been five days of work and two days of rest. Without work, we would not have the basic things in life. Work is vital for human individual and communal progress. I do not want to go through the discussion of the evolution of work in Africa. I would leave that to the academicians and social scientists. My main goal is to help you to find the work that will allow you to have the kind of life that you desire. Build A Career Majority of African workers are only doing a job and do not have a career. And this is one of the many reasons for low income and little job satisfaction. What is A Career? According to the Business Dictionary, Career is; “The progress and actions taken by a person throughout a lifetime, especially those related to that person’s occupations.” A career consists of several related jobs in progression throughout someone’s occupation history. A career is planned to elicit progressive satisfaction, high status and more money as the incumbent attain higher expertise. How to Choose Your Career This is one of the most important decision that anyone will make in their lives. After the decision on Life Partner, the decision of Career is the most important. And these are three reasons why. 1. You spend more than half of your waking time at work. 2. Your fulfilment in life hangs on what you do for work. 3. How much money you will make depends on your career. Of course, there are more reasons, but these three are at the top of the list. One big question that I help people decide on is: Do they want to work for someone or for themselves? This is an important question and you need to treat it with the respect that it deserves. Many people in our generation didn’t address this question on employee vs. business owner and it has had serious consequences on us as individuals and the development of our communities. You need to ask yourself this question and take your time to answer. How to Be Success in Your Job/Career “When you do more than you're paid to do, you will eventually be paid more for what you do.” - Zig Ziglar Here are simple lessons to keep in mind; 1. Learn as much as you can and aim to be an expert at what you do. 2. Be proactive, don’t wait to be told 3. Ask questions for clarity, NEVER fake understanding when you do not understand 4. When you are at work, work! Don’t waste time gossiping 5. Always work on the most valuable items that your boss wants. 6. Always hold your bosses in high regard, NEVER bad mouth anyone 7. If you lead people, always praise and motivate them and they will work for you 8. Find a mentor in your company at the highest level that you can get. 9. Network with your peers and seniors 10. Make yourself valuable to others. Be a Professional at Your Job/Career According to Wikipedia; “A professional is a member of a profession or any person who earns their living from a specified professional activity”. Wow, this makes little sense. What is a “Profession”? Again, according to Wikipedia; “A profession is a vocation founded upon specialized educational training, the purpose of which is to supply disinterested objective counsel and service to others, for a direct and definite compensation, wholly apart from expectation of other business gain”. Let’s break it down. A “Professional” in any particular profession would; 1. Have particular skill set 2. Be able to provide a high level of services 3. And be able to demand a level of compensation. Benefits of Being A Professional There are several benefits of being a professional in your work/career. Here are five; 1. Greater work satisfaction 2. Career advancement 3. Earn more money 4. Recognition as an expert 5. Opportunity to teach the next generation in your profession Professionalism in Entrepreneurship Professionalism applies in all areas of life, more so in Entrepreneurship. Every Entrepreneur needs to learn and master many skills including; planning, leadership, marketing, sales, Operations, negotiation… Without professionalism, Entrepreneurs would not be able to provide solutions to problems and they would not make any money. Your Imagination “The imagination is literally the workshop wherein are fashioned all plans created by man”. - Napoleon Hill There is no one item created by man that didn’t start from IMAGINATION. To build our Africa of the 21st century, it MUST start from our individual and collective imagination. What Africa Do You Imagine? “IMAGINATION is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution."