Transcript of The Purpose Compass Intro Video
Hi I’m Dave, an Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach; passionate about harnessing my true / hidden potential, and helping so many people to also harness their true / hidden potential. To that end, I have written 14 books and counting, and more than 50 exciting articles especially in the area of ‘Education & Productivity.’ And I organise training seminars / workshops for the benefit of individuals, groups and organisations. Indeed, my supreme mission in life is to make people’s dreams come true…
- People’s dream of a more peaceful and happier life
- People’s dream of improved business and / or significant income, and…
- People’s dream of beautiful premises conducive for living and / or for doing business.
This supreme mission is rooted in my passion!
In terms of positional leadership, I am the Director of Seers Foundation, Seers Consult and Infrastructure Solutions Outfit Limited, and part of the Arthro Synergeio team of Architects / Designers. I am also a certified Lay Preacher of The Methodist Church Ghana, and the Global Lead Advocate for Zing4Life!
I have been privileged to have won several awards, gained recognitions, and received citations; including Best-Performing Student; Most Disciplined Student; Award-Winning Architect; Distinguished Leader; Etc. I’ve had several media appearances, especially interviews that bother on True Happiness & Truly Fulfilling Life, True Leadership, #Productivity, Etc. Some of the media houses are…
I am mostly called by my variant name: Dave, and I’m really delighted to have you here.
A truly fulfilling life is very important; however, very rare. How so? And what’s your idea of a fulfilling life?
Sadly, most people are not truly fulfilled in life, and chances are that, such may be your situation. It is possible to be happy, or even make a lot of money and still not live a truly fulfilling life! Also, it is possible to be very religious and still not live a truly fulfilling life! Notice that I am not talking about a fulfilling life (that is subjective) but rather a truly fulfilling life! Yes, there is a big difference! And how is that so important? Well, there are three main degrees of Happiness in Life: the Highest level is The Meaningful Life, then we have the Good Life, and the lowest is The Pleasant Life. Research shows that, even though each individual born into this world has the inborn capability to pursue and live the Meaningful Life, majority of people pursue the Pleasant Life, and in some cases, the Good Life which are generally classified together as the bottom because their combined value does not compare anywhere near that of the Meaningful Life. And those who pursue and get to live the meaningful life are very few indeed. Take the world of work for instance; there is Extremely Poor Affection for Occupations If you randomly select 100 people and ask about their work life, it should not surprise you to note that 82 of them (i.e, a whopping 82% of people) will not be enjoying their work life. Well, of all the people that go to work every day, only 18 out of 100 really feel good about going to work. Indeed, “85 percent of Business Executives have issues or concerns at work that they are afraid to raise;” as research shows. These are major sources of stress and ailments; indeed, not too long ago, the BBC announced that work-related stress disorders have been on the increase. And chances are that, you may be affected by it; indeed there is 82 out of 100 chances that you may be affected; likewise your people. The stressful consequences of not enjoying the occupations one ends up in, are indeed serious; to the extent that, most of the ailments people report to the hospitals with, are not pathogenic (they are not the effects of disease causing organisms) but rather, they are the consequences of stress. It’s that serious. It’s important to note that, there are some 6 main personality types, and associated professions recommended for each personality type; in order for one to enjoy the greatest fulfillment and high levels of productivity. Also, there are other 10 equally important considerations to look at before one finally settles for a particular profession. In addition, there are other 10 equally important considerations to look at before one finally settles for a particular profession. Another example is that there is Poor Comprehension and Abysmal Academic Performance. Research shows that, even though each individual born into this world has the inborn capability to pursue and attain excellence in the academics, majority of people underperform. You see, Reading is a popular learning method, but it is a lower method; so ordinarily, if a person reads something, he / she is likely to remember only 10 percent of it, after 2 weeks. There are 12 methods in the series, and the higher methods of learning allow a person to understand so well, and to remember over 90 percent; even after 2 weeks; so much more effective! Another example is that of the prevailing dire Primary Economic Hazard Global statistics show that 80 out of 100 businesses fail within their first 5 years. Of those that survive, 80 percent still fail within the subsequent 4 years. Out of those that remain after these 9 years, only 15 out of 100 make a significant profit; the remaining 85 percent just hang in there. That means if 100 businesses start today, in 9 years only 4 of them will be surviving; and of the 4, only 1 will be making a significant profit. There are a lot more. And, the 7 amazing steps to a happy and a truly fulfilling life are powerful enough to deal with them. But what is the root cause of these problems? It is unsuspecting, and so shocking! I was priviledged to chance upon it along a very interesting path…
First Part of the Story
Soon after my six years of university education (well, unofficially seven years) I joined the Youth Fellowship in church and along the line got elected to lead the fellowship; Even though I had served in various leadership roles back in school, I soon reckoned that I really needed to learn ‘Leadership’ otherwise it was going to be very difficult leading the highly heterogeneous group it was; like trying to suspend a tin of milk in mid-air without anything holding it. So I headed to my favourite bookshop and got leadership books, and some general self-help books that caught my attention. That was the beginning of an unforgettable experience; the more I read those self-help books, the more I realised how much useful information I had missed in my education; I even had to unlearn some things in order to relearn. One of the most shocking discoveries (that actually marked a major turning point in my life and career) was Harvard University’s sad finding about Education that points to the fact that Formal Education is able to harness only up to 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life. To the extent that, there is high prevalence of general Unconscious Incompetence when it comes to life itself (a lot of people don’t know ‘what they don’t know’ so they are ineffective but unaware, when it comes to life itself) leading to the prevalent lack of a truly fulfilling life. There is big void in the existing educational system. It is therefore not surprising what the renowned economist, Prof. Sir, William Arthur Lewis, says about the mainstream educational system; he says that, “Education and schooling are not the same thing. What goes on inside the schools are not always education, and the result may well be to reduce productive capacity rather than to increase it.” Why hadn’t anybody drawn our attention to these facts (especially that Formal Education is able to harness only up to 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life) and also drawn our attention to self-help books and other resources while in school (as part of our education) and emphasised their equal importance as the mainstream courses we were being taught? And if what the mainstream educational system teaches is able to harness only 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life, how can we harness the remaining 78 percent and get people to be truly / fully effective and truly great? The answer lies in the 7 Amazing Steps to a Happy and a Truly Fulfilling Life!
Let me continue with the personal life story; realizing that Formal Education is able to harness only up to 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life, I sought to find out that which would harness the remaining 78 percent, so the book corners / sections became my favourite places in the supermarkets; within a couple of years, I bought and read more than 100 self-help books (some of them I read over and over again) in addition to the Hebrew-Greek-enabled Bible. And the researching / learning has continued since; specialising on Human & Organisational Performance Improvement Techniques and Strategies. I was moved to collate the best and most effective principles, techniques and strategies that can harness the true / hidden potential of any individual (or group of individuals) no matter the person’s background and current circumstances. i.e. irrespective of a person’s age, gender, looks, financial resources, educational background, etc! I call those principles, techniques and strategies: Zing4Life! They are expressed in the 7 amazing steps to a happy and a truly fulfilling life, and I’m inviting you to get the full / main presentation. It took more than 7 years of intensive research and development on my part to collate those amazing principles, techniques and strategies that constitute Zing4Life! And the research effort has continued since in order to stay current; to date, I have covered more than 1,000 self-help volumes by way of books, articles, audios, videos, etc. I am thus truly excited to present from a rich pool of rare and privileged resources and experience. In the full / main presentation, and as part of laying a very solid foundation as to ‘why’ the seven amazing steps you can use to achieve a truly fulfilling life are so relevant, I will take you through four very surprising habits that make life difficult, and take that up a notch higher in Chapter 3 where I will outline some of the combined effects of the four habits, especially some nine key problems their combined effects are likely to be causing in your life, and thus denying you of a truly fulfilling life; very deep! In Chapter 4, I will first explain what a truly fulfilling life is, and subsequently outline the seven amazing steps you can use to achieve a truly fulfilling life; as a sure solution to the 4 Very Surprising Habits that Make Life Difficult and their Combined Effects that are likely to be denying you of a truly fulfilling life. You will be adequately informed about the major steps to take in order to have a happy and a truly fulfilling life. It is the foundational life-coaching (mentorship) you’ve always wanted; now at your disposal; you will find it amazing! Imagine the positive difference that will make in your life and the life of your people: your child(ren), friend(s), team / staff / workers, students / pupils, congregation, countrymen, etc.
Get the full / main presentation in your preferred format; either the full video, audio version, the book, (show the hardcopy) or softcopy version of the book to download; go to the website: zingforlife.com. Simply open a browser and type Zingforlife.com into the address bar and enter; it will take you to the zing4life homepage where you’ll find the purpose compass link near the top right of the page; click on it and make your choice of version If you’re watching this intro online, you may find the appropriate links below this video (or somewhere on the page). For direct enquiries, send an sms or whatsapp message to: 026.637.7777; that is: +233.26.637.7777 By the way, on every Saturday I post very insightful presentations / teachings about life and productivity online, on your favourite community website: seersapp.com; especially teachings on how to be more productive by applying various resources including ICT tools, especially mobile apps. Sometimes I do live video streaming and grant interviews so that I can answer questions on the spot. You will love what you get on seersapp.com! If you like to receive a reminder or an alert when I make such postings, then please hit the ‘Yes, alert me!’ button on the seersapp.com website.
Second Part of the Story
Several years ago one of the Calvary Charismatic Centre (CCC) congregations invited me to speak on Life Management (i.e. How a person can manage his / her life efficiently and effectively for true fulfillment); at the beginning of the presentation I asked the parents to show by hands how many had their parents or someone qualified enough to guide them systematically (as in… to explain life to them comprehensively enough; to tell them what’s really important where and when, and show them how to organise their lives to be more efficient, make great impact and enjoy true happiness) when they were growing up; I didn’t see any hand up. Then I asked them to show by hand how many of them wished they had someone guiding them in that manner when growing up; almost all (if not all) the hands went up! That’s the situation across the spectrum of society; proper Life-Coaching is generally missing in our upbringing. Since then, and for a long time, I was asking myself, “If I had only one chance to do only one presentation to the whole of humanity, especially Ghanaians and Africans, what would it be?” ‘The Purpose Compass‘ full / main presentation: 7 Amazing Steps to a Happy and a Truly Fulfilling life, has been the answer. Get the full / main presentation in your preferred format; either the full video, audio version, the book, (show the hardcopy) or softcopy version of the book to download; go to the website: zingforlife.com. Simply open a browser and type Zingforlife.com into the address bar and enter; it will take you to the zing4life homepage where you’ll find the purpose compass link near the top right of the page; click on it and make your choice of version. Again, if you’re watching this intro online, you may find the appropriate links below this video (or somewhere on the page). For direct enquiries, send an sms or whatsapp message to: 026.637.7777; that is: +233.26.637.7777 Let’s together create this awareness; share this video with your people; they will eternally be grateful to you. Shalom; peace unto you!