Have you read the only and best user manual of your life?

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“Uncertainty is an uncomfortable position. But certainty is an absurd one.”

Voltaire

Why did my kids not come with a user manual?

PART 1 — EXPLORING YOU

WHAT ARE THREE HONEST, UNFILTERED THINGS ABOUT YOU? WHAT SHOULD PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU AND HOW TO GET THE BEST FROM YOU?

  • I am not a detail-oriented person: I hate to get to the atom level of things.
  • I love doing different things: I don’t want to be an expert.
  • I like to work hard and play hard. I don’t thrive in an environment where I cannot have fun.
  • Bronze medal: Forgiveness,
  • Silver medal: Love and compassion,
  • Gold medal: Health.
  • Have a safe space to express my feelings.
  • Have someone who can tell me to calm down, and everything will be ok.
  • Put things into perspective: Will this situation be serious in 1 week, 1 year, 10 years?

PART 2 — HOW YOU INTERACT WITH OTHERS

  • Explain to me the context of the information you are delivering.
  • Explain how this is impacting you and how you are dealing with it.
  • If it impacts me personally, let’s do a one-to-one where you can give me more context.

PART 3 — YOUR “WHY” AND MOTIVATION

  • He was selfish and only thought about himself.
  • He was a liar and only took things to advance his agenda.
  • He was a great person publicly but privately the worst son/husband/father/friend.
  • I am best when I can be myself.
  • I am best when I can try, fail, and start over without judgment.
  • I am best when I see the impact of my work in the world.

PART 4 — REMOTE USER MANUAL: HOW YOU INTERACT WITH OTHERS

Hello, nice to meet you. I am Ahmadou. My friends call me Mad.

Before we go further, please take a minute to read my user manual.

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🤎 Afropean 📖 Griot 🧙🏿‍♂️Mentor 💪🏿 Entrepreneur