Monday, July 22, 2019

Topic: Harnessing your talent, passion and gifts for a life-long employment

Speech at Ronik Polytechnic ile EPO,Ejigbo, Lagos by Ambassador Emmanuel Ayeni

My session at Ronik Polytechnic today was 10am I share here a brief excerpt of my keynote.

Topic: Harnessing your talent, passion and gifts for a life-long employment

Parable of Talents
The wise Master once told a parable, it was about a Master who journeyed to a far country, before which he called his 3 servants and gave them different measures of talents based on their capacity.

1.The first was given 5 which he traded with at once and turned into 10
2.The second was given 2 and made 2 more
3. The one given 1 hid it in the ground.

There are myriad of lessons replete in this story to be gleaned from this story...

1. Understanding  the Place of Passion in Talents and Gifts development.

Let's all take a microscopic look into the meanings of these terms according to Merriem Webster's dictionary,


1a: a special often athletic, creative, or artistic aptitude

b: general intelligence or mental power : ABILITY

2: the natural endowments of a person

3: a person of talent or a group of persons of talent in a field or activity

4a: any of several ancient units of weight

b: a unit of value equal to the value of a talent of gold or silver


1: a notable capacity, talent, or endowment

2: something voluntarily transferred by one person to another without compensation


Definition of skill

1a the ability to use one's knowledge effectively and readily in execution or performance

b: dexterity or coordination especially in the execution of learned physical tasks

2: a learned power of doing something competently : a developed aptitude or ability

: the state or capacity of being acted on by external agents or forcesmoldable and not moldable … and many other passions of matter— Francis Bacon

4a(1): EMOTION or the emotions as distinguished from reason

b: intense, driving, or overmastering feeling or conviction

c: an outbreak of anger

5a: ardent affection : LOVE

b: a strong liking or desire for or devotion to some activity, object, or 

some synonyms of passion are Zeal, ardour, enthusiasm.

Passion we can then  say is personal drive, energy and desire  channelled in the right direction and in this case,  a COMMITMENT towards the development of giftings, talent or natural endowment until it becomes a highly refined skill.

The Law of Harness
Every opportunity (idea,access,gift or talent ) has within it the potentials to replicate many of its type

It goes to say every opportunity exists in seed form not usually fully refined or maximized until its totally explored to release a greater harvest of abundance.

The example of a maize seed.

Is there anything like life-long employment?
Having moved from jobs to jobs in over 7 years of my work experience, I can answer a Yes and a No to the above question, as I will explain further.

Let's take a look at unemployment figures in Nigeria

"Nigeria's official unemployment figures jumped by 30 percent in 2018 to 16 million.

But less than forty percent ofNigeria's nearly 200 million people are fully employed.  according to voa news report in 2018.

There are jobs, they may not be as many as they used to be but there are jobs out there.

While AI has been changing and  will  change the way we work, many of the limited jobs are and will be cut and interesting many more jobs will be created for those who are prepared ride ride the wave of change.

The question is are you the right fit for the Job or are the jobs the best vehicle for your dreams at each point in time?

What answers this question is knowing who you are what you have, where you are going and how to get there.

The bottom line  here now remains that continuous development and Talent Mastery is the only pathway to ensure a "life-long employment "

7 ways to Maximize Your Gifts and Talents
How to Maximizie Your Gifts and Talents.
1  The place of Discovery.
2. The place of continuous learning and constant self improvement both FREE and paid . Seminars, Books, MOOs
3. The Law of Association. (Mastermind)
4. The Law of Now and  Instant Massive Action
5. The Law of Gratitude.
6. Monetize : Trade Your Talent
7. ASK... Mentorship

Conclusion: Opportunities exist today for the man or woman who will reach deeply to the very mines of his soul and dig deep to mine for the precious treasures and endowments while refining them till it becomes a sight to behold,   worth more than the rarest diamonds from the greatest mine fields of the world.

Thank You and Keep Rising to Greatness

Emmanuel Ayeni

Emmandus Networks Nigeria