I have always loved learning from a very tender age, and although I may not have been a very easy to teach student (a little hyper and distracted although intelligent I must add lol), I have loved learning especially from people I now know are called mentors.
My mentors in life have been from all classes of society, age, status, gender and all of those human categorizations have never meant anything to me. This is how, I have come to have mentors and very good friends in life, and I got to meet two of them again recently in Yaounde the capital of Cameroon while on barely a day and a night trip.
I am a peoples’ person there is no doubt about that, but when time is of the essence, I look out for those who inspire me and make me dare to be the best version of myself in all I do.
When I got to Yaounde on the 20th of March, I quickly did what official business brought me there and then I went to a World Pulse sister and dear friend who doubles as a mentor. I am talking of the one popularly know as Agui Fash of Agui Foundation, whom I had celebrated here recently. She needed me as much as I needed her that evening, and so I turned down the offer of another friend to share her hotel room so I could spend the night with my dear Agui Fash. She may not know she is a mentor, and when we are talking we talk about every other thing but entrepreneurship. But from her, I learn by looking around and watching her closely, even following her online activities and more. Her small workshop at her home speaks volumes of her dynamism, and I can’t wait to learn how to do some of the stuffs she makes like liquid soap. Her stamina, energy, remarkableness, is worth learning from.
When Agui Fash left me at home to go meet a contact, I seized the opportunity to go check out the one I love to call Grand Soeur (GS) Sophie. I mean our very own World Pulse change maker. It’s been such a privilege for me to have met her twice already in barely 2 months. When I called her, the selfless woman in her was already wanting to come to where I was just like she did the first time we met. I told no, I was coming to her this time around. Seriously, and as I wrote on Facebook, 30 minutes with her is equals to 3 hours with some others. She will not leave you the same before you met her. I just so love learning from her, I can’t wait to visit the centre she is building and to hopefully become a mentor too to the many girls who will benefit from her vision.
Now, these two mentors say I inspire them a lot and many others have said so too. I know I am a mentor to others, but I equally know I need and will always need to be mentored myself. Therefore, wherever I go to, whatever I am following on social media or reading in books, whoever I meet in life, I look out for the opportunity to be mentored or to learn more than I share.
Here is a very big thank you, and I really appreciate you all my mentors