Learning from Wise Minds…(1)

I like this statement by a great man I respect A lot……
          A lot of companies have chosen to downsize, and maybe that was the right thing for them. We chose a different path. Our belief was that if we kept putting great products in front of customers, they would continue to open their wallets.
– Steve Jobs
    I pick the latter part. Choosing a different path. Every one goes on a self journey, a trip to destiny. Some start well, some start rough, some end well, some end rough……….FATE, they say…..
   is it really all about Fate?
I believe we all have our part to play even when circumstances around do not favour our moves.
    You choose to be great…..You choose to be outstanding. You choose to keep your head when others are losing theirs.
The decisions you make today determines where you end up in the nearest future.
     When I see young men and women burn time in the name of Job – hunting, it hurts me, seeing precious time fleeing them before they know. I always advocate, make use of the time you have now. Let the job meet you busy.

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    I have trained quite a number of students who enrolled in DGV Fashion Academy when job wasn’t forthcoming, and miraculously, at the tail end of their training, most of them get called up for an interview. Winning the dream job with a skill in hand (Just in Case). Wise ones……

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Now, they have not only good products to put out, but better products, as they themselves are well packaged. Why won’t the cash roll in…….

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Get up and learn while you are still waiting. Remember, no knowledge is wasted.

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Apply yourself both now and in the next life. Without effort, you cannot be prosperous. Though the land be good, You cannot have an abundant crop without cultivation.
– Plato
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INSIDE WALAN HOTEL PREMISES
RING ROAD. IBADAN OYO STATE.
NIGERIA.
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Maximising the time I had 14 years ago brought me here.

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Time they say waits for no man. The time you have at your fingertips now is the best asset you could have, if only you make good use of it.
     Everything and almost anything may be bought back, but time, no man can ever buy back. That’s the more reason you have to make the best use of that time you have today.
I recall vividly the day I decided to add “something” to my education. I put pride in a bag got myself on a sewing machine to start the training …just like yesterday. ……. And here I am today. All thanks to God.
If I had procrastinated, maybe this dream would have died…..but wait a minute. …..the dream won’t only die; I would have killed millions of dreams and Destiny attached to mine. Hmmmmmm, that would have been an everlasting regret.
    I’m grateful I yielded, and still yielding to help others bring that dream within Alive.

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Whatever step you choose to take, always remember its not all about you, so many others are bound to benefit from it, that’s why you can’t afford not to be your best.

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   Oh   Yes ASUU has decided to go on strike at this time, what have you thought of striking in this period too. This is a time to strike Gold and stand empowered.
In our Fashion School, you have the opportunity to start now and continue at your pace even if ASUU calls it off.
The time you have now is so special and worthy, if you don’t use it well you might be putting not only yourself but a generation at a disadvantage.
……I can imagine if I never took that decision 14 years ago. What would have become of these ones God has destined to raise through me…..

  We are the future!  Yes. But some of us must take that bold and great step today.

“To lead the people, walk behind them.” -said Lao Tzu. And that’s the path I have chosen. The lives attached to mine shall fulfill Destiny. And you???

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This is your chance, Use it well. Its never too late to Learn a skill. Skill is Power.

DGV FASHION AnD CRAFTS ACADEMY
Inside Walan hotel (former Drovans Hotel)
Ring road, IBADAN. Oyo state. Nigeria.
08081067070.
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Training / Raising Leaders?

I am Aderonke.

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And my job is Training and Raising Fashion stylists at DGV Fashion Academy. The best place I can point to around here in South West Oyo State, Nigeria. – if you truly wanna learn.
   My job entails meeting and talking to young and the young at heart on different areas……… oh, you say I’m supposed to be a fashion lecturer……..hmmmmm…..I thought so too…..but when I look deeply into it….it takes more than teaching them how to cut and sew patterns or fabrics.

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The past 2 weeks has been interesting, getting to talk about Styling for individual Shapes and Sizes. I have seen that what a Fashion Stylist needs is more than sewing and cutting.  Understanding your body and that of your client is the first step to standing out in this field.

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  You must be able to convince me when I meet you that you can offer me what the next designer can’t. And it starts with you. Remember what you don’t have, you can’t give.

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You are the first bill board of your field. You say more than your biz card, logo, signposts etc could say. If you are able to capture that attention from a prospective client on a first Meeting;  I can congratulate you. But what after? ……………

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There comes the part of consistency, dedication, hard work, discipline and loads more. If all I do is raise and train them how to sew, how will they be outstanding.
   Its not always easy and rosy but when I am determined, I don’t go back and that’s the spirit we are trying to impart into them all, and you too regardless of your field.

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Understand that fashion is not only about the outward show. The best style your client can wear is their beautiful glowing radiant smile. And the job starts from you, to them, then to the world. Once you can make them radiate that joy and satisfaction, you bet, no going back, rather its plus all the way.
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