FOCUS MUST BE WATCHWORD FOR TODAYS YOUTHS,ADVICES WELLNESS PRACTITIONER,JULIE FORTUNE
Motivational report by Mike Cerutti, Ikoyi Lagos
Lady Julia Fortune (nee Fagbenro) the African lady domiciled in the United State of America, with her husband is no doubt a woman today’s youth can learn a lot from
For in addition to being a wellness advocate, author, and entrepreneur she is also a woman with strong faith in God and insists she is one who has an unshakable and fearless 1-1 relationship with her maker – God Almighty and she is not afraid to share Him with anybody and at anytime. Why? Julia is a walking testimony and she has seen and tasted the goodness and the mercy of the Lord in the land of the living and in as much as she has chosen “life” instead of “death” – she will continue to use all her God given abilities, wisdom, potentials to support the Universe!
Not so long ago, we asked her advice for today’s’ youth and she gave a few but says focus is key to greatness. In her words: ‘’Focus is vital in life, and that is the ability to focus gives passion and persistence the backbone needed to complete the task’’.She added: ‘To stay focused on your goal you first have to define your goal. What is your goal? What is your vision? What specifically do you hope to achieve and why do you want to achieve it?
‘Next, you need to plan for discouragement and failure. When you fall off the healthy eating bandwagon, lose out on an opportunity to someone else or make a stupid mistake, what will you do? Will you beat yourself up, throw your hands in the air and give up completely? Have a pep talk ready before this happens so that you can regroup, refocus and move forward!
‘ You also need a contingency plan. How will you decide if you need to shift your focus or create a new goal? What measurable milestones do you expect to see along the way to show you that you’re on the right track? Do you have a Plan B in mind, or will you figure that out if the time comes?
After focus comes Passion: If it is success that one desires and they are without passion, the chances of success are slim indeed. Passion is the 110% investment that is absolutely necessary to keep the motivation and drive to see
any concept become a reality.
Serving Others: The truly admired, the truly esteemed, the truly successful are those who find the ability to serve. The American comedian Dick Gregory once stated,
"One of the things I keep learning is that the secret of
being happy is doing things for other people".
Persistence: All successful people are persistent, really. Leave it to a baby to illustrate persistence; when they're first learning to walk they fall down.....a lot, but they always get up. No matter how long it takes or how many times they fail they always get back up. People don't realize that Thomas Edison, who invented so many things including the light bulb, didn’t just pop the light bulb out on the first try; it took years and many failures to come up with the finished product.
Communication: You can have all the qualities listed above but if there not the ability to effectively communicate and build interpersonal relationships, what have you gained?
FACTS ABOUT Julia Fortune (nee Fagbenro) – A Lifetime Scholar (Brief Synopsis)
Born on March 29, 1955 in Lagos, Nigeria.
Lagos Anglican Girls Grammar School, Surulere, Lagos (class of 1973) and then to Federal Government College , Odogbolu, Ogun State and later on to the University of Ibadan, Oyo State where she graduated in 1979 with a B.A. Degree in Education/English/Theater Arts.
She further pursued her education with a Master’s Degree in Education/Instructional Technology at San Jose State University and graduated in 1984 in between raising one of her children (Sam).
Due to a Health Scare in 2007, Julia decided to return back to school to learn more about Healthcare and spent 7 (seven) years researching, deliberating on terminal diseases such as cancer, diabetes, obesity and this led to her obtaining a Graduate Certification in Healthcare Administration (2012) and concurrently a M.Sc. in Healthcare Management (2012) from University of Maryland University College.
The knowledge acquired through her schooling led to the birth of her published book “Chronicles of a cancer survivor: If I only knew then what I know now” (available at Glendora Bookstore /Shop Rite Mall – Alausa ,Ikeja), the book was launched in Nigeria in 2012 by the Deputy Governor of Lagos State. She was a Healthcare Columnist for a year for Vanguard Newspaper.
Julia as an Entrepreneur has over 25 years in design, management, and business development. Her exemplary career includes Executive & Senior level positions at Memorex Communications Group; Rockford Engineering Services, Microsoft, Global 360, Market Tools, Ants Technologies & Power2000. Julia has led strategy, operations and business development with multi-million dollar budget.
Her Faith: Julia has an unshakable and fearless 1-1 relationship with her maker – God Almighty and she is not afraid to share Him with anybody and at anytime. Why? Julia is a walking testimony and she has seen and tasted the goodness and the mercy of the Lord in the land of the living and in as much as she has chosen “life” instead of “death” – she will continue to use all her God given abilities, wisdom, potentials to support the Universe!
Hobbies: Reading, Researching, Writing, designing bridal dresses, listening to Gospel and light Jazz music, planting organic fruits, vegetables and medicinal herbs; working with organic essential oils and creative cooking.
For additional information contact her at email@example.com.