Monday, 5 September 2016

#WeeklyPills : Who You EPP?

It’s a great day…I must apologize for my silence for the past two weeks I was busy ‘epping’ teenagers across south-south Nigeria, a life commitment I have made until my town and nation becomes the most desirable destination in the world with the most possibilities. I know it may sound weird and a dream for maybe Americans or Chinese or the Arabs in Dubai and not for a #WarriBoy, were the names of those who should have a dream and work towards it written in any ‘holy book’ or guided by the constitution? Well…that’s another day’s talk. One thing I am confident of is that with life there is hope, which means there’s hope for you to leave a great impression and make an impact on  your life, your immediate environment and the nation at Large.

One thought that runs in our mind is that to be able to do anything; start a business, pursue a dream, go to school, lead a movement even chase a wife, we need help. That’s impressively correct even though we limit ourselves by expecting help and not attempting. I strongly believe the attempt is more important than the help itself because no one helps anyone who isn’t attempting something. So if you want help, attempt at something. My question to is: what are you attempting? One reason we don’t get help is because what we desire to attempt or even attempt is limited to satisfying selfish desires. If a ‘helper’ invests in your selfishness, he runs at a great loss. The objective of your desire should be to help others. You are where you are because someone sometime helped you even though not as you may have dreamt. So you are a collection of the little help given while you worked hard.

It is good to note that the fact that ‘nobody helped you’, a major line used these days, which in my opinion is to draw sentiments, never meant help wasn’t available and you shouldn’t help anyone. Looking for help isn’t the way to attract help, helping others attracts help. If everyone has returned to life the hard blows it threw at them with blind anger, we would still be living in caves as early men. Every invention that has helped humanity is a fall out from the unavailability of help at that time and the need to help others. It was difficult to communicate and one man thought about making communication easier and invented the practical telephone, Today Samsung, iPhone, Techno, Airtel, Globacom and the likes exists because a man chose to help solve a problem of humanity no one helped solve earlier. In his pursuit to help solve a problem, he had people who bought into his dream to help others and helped him through the process. There is always help available for the one who help others.

The wealth of help you provide attracts an unquantifiable wealth of help monetarily and otherwise. If your life is void of a list of those you help or have helped not as a record of pride and has a full list of those you look to for help, your life is empty and not worth any help. If you use people to attain your wealth and they remain the way they met you 10yrs after, you may be cooking a poisonous meal for yourself or your family.  Selfishness does not save up any wealth neither does it change situations. It only makes you a prime target for evil consequences. One reason our city has been known for blood shed isn’t because of the devil but selfish interests. Most of what we was fought for were lost with the fight and left behind indelible scares and sank some dreams into depression. Evil grows when good men do nothing to help.

Who is better today because of you, who is smiling today because of you? Who is thanking God you exist, who is making you a referral point for anything desirable. Who has hope for tomorrow because you gave? If we help ourselves more than we complain, criticize and hate ourselves, we will see a brighter sun glowing with the peace, joy & love of a working, beautiful #NewWarri. Have you asked yourself what it will cost you to help someone? Truth is, help isn’t as expensive as you think. The cost of help is true love. I enjoy taking keke in Warri because it gives me the room to share about #NewWarri and that has liven the hope of many. We engage in discussions that make keke riders take my number. There was one trip we stopped at Jakpa junction and no one was in a hurry to their destination because I chose to talk about a working Warri. Words of encouragement and hope is great help. I take joy in paying the N50 fare for everyone, just N200 makes great impact, try it today and amaze yourself how cheap help really is.

I challenge you today, be someone’s claim to fame, go out of your normal routine and help that cleaner, that driver, that tailor that market woman, that child hawking, that person that always beg or irritates you and let’s build a #NewWarri that is helping itself grow. Help that old woman cross the road, help that man carry his firewood. Give a seat to an elderly person, clean your neighbour car who is a pregnant single mother. Share food for those children always playing at the garbage dumpsite. Smile to everyone you meet, hug those who are crying, take a friend to see a movie and don’t forget to take me out for lunch...hehehehe. There is the saying ‘na hand wash hand nai dey clean’, let’s courageously help one another. A tank that will not supply it’s water becomes stale and sickening, it never gets refreshed and refilled. Don’t just store good things, be a dispenser of good things, that’s how #NewWarriWorks.

I am an incurable optimist in the possibilities that abound if we channel our strength and excite our potential to help one another so as to see a better and working environment for us and our generations to come.
Who you epp? #WarriWorks

ChunuTejiri Jerry fondly called UnusualTeajay is an Ideas Developer, Brand Strategist & Social Entrepreneur with over 15years focus on Teenage Development.  He has a global passion that seeks the mental awakening and value re-orientation of young Africans. He serves as the Creative Director at Dotbob Creative Solution and Team Head at IMAGINIT Media Resources, initiators of #iStepUpAfrica, #DecemberCookOut #TeenNation #N100Challenge and other social projects which won him an award as one of Africa’s Emerging Leaders. He currently is the Programs Manager for reading House Africa, a member of Nigeria Economic Summit Group Youth Initiative & Commonwealth Youth Council Nigeria Team.

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