Maximize your potential

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Emmanuel Isika

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The wealthiest place to discover unused resources is the graveyard. This is why it is important for you to maximize your potential this season.

In this article, I gave out a short principle on how I tapped into my unused talents in different scenarios and the results generated from each action.

Maximize this period in your life and you will be amazed by the results you will receive.

In the past, I learned that “You achieve $$ result when you learn about how those who’d gone ahead of you succeed months before venturing into it.”

How to maximize your potential

  1. Understand your why.
  2. Learn the how.
  3. Implement lesson learned.
  4. Track results and imrove outcomes.

#1. Understand your why:

In 2021, thousands of people reached out to me saying “I need a job.” In the early stage of 2021, I move into action and either send my career guide to them or a link to schedule a coffee chat with me. To my surprise, only 70% take the first action and only 2% reported back on the result.

I felt discouraged but learned from it. I understood, “many people out there want a job but only a few need one and are ready to put in the effort to secure a job.

After this event, I started filtering out unserious fellows by telling them the truth – “job search is stressful and you need to commit between 4 hours – 8 hours daily to it if you are serious about getting a job.” I was amazed because these stayed and put in the effort, The amazing thing is over 90% of them got decent green jobs and skyrocketed out of poverty.

You need to understand your why before seeking for transformation.

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#2. Learn the how

The knowledge you need to transform your life is scattered all over the internet. So, go out there and seek out earnestly the information you need for your life transformation.

You need knowledge to transform your life and knowledge isn’t far fetch from you. You just need to search for it.

How much information do you think are on the internet?

Estimates are that the big four store at least 1,200 petabytes between them. That is 1.2 million terabytes (one terabyte is 1,000 gigabytes).

Mitchell, G., 2022. How much data is on the internet?. [online] BBC Science Focus Magazine. Available at: <https://www.sciencefocus.com/future-technology/how-much-data-is-on-the-internet/#:~:text=One%20way%20to%20answer%20this,one%20terabyte%20is%201%2C000%20gigabytes).> [Accessed 9 February 2022].

#3 Implement the lesson learned

What are the lessons derived from information which are consumed by you? Are they applicable and do they have the capacity to transform your life?

A piece of information has the capacity to transform your life if it has transformed the lives of others.


A side profile of a woman in a russet-colored turtleneck and white bag. She looks up with her eyes closed.

“Contributing makes me feel like I’m being useful to the planet.”

— Anna Wong, Volunteer

Here are the top three questions to ask yourself to qualify the information you consume daily form the internet.

  • What is my current situation or challenge?
  • How relevant is this information to me right now?
  • Does the fellow whom I’m listening to similar experience or related with my current challenge and did he overcome?
  • What am I doing to solve my current challenge?

#4. Track results and imrove outcomes.

The best way to maximize your potential is to track your improvements or results. When you discover bad results, it is your duty to work and improve on your mistakes.

My secret sauce to maximizing your potential + Examples

1. I learnt about how to get an #internship 6 months before I needed one.

When the time came, I got 5 internship offers waiting for me.

2. I learnt how to get a full-time job 3 months before I needed one and while in my final year, I got 2 full-time jobs with international companies located in India and Canada respectively.

3. I learnt how to build an MVP 4 months before building one and in 2 months of venturing into development, we are prototyping PersonaRise already.

Whenever you maximize your talent, you will be amazed by the result you will get.

Here are the lessons from these:

You achieve $$ result when you learn about how those who’d gone ahead of you succeed months before venturing into it.

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