I am Jubril Oluwatobi, from a family of four, I am the 4th child! I was born in Lagos but hail from Ogun state! Growing up was accomdating because I was never told it could ever be challenging until I grew older. I was born into Christianity and I grew up with spirit of serving God. My father was an entrepreneur (Fashion Designer) who never believed in education; he believed in hand work! My mother on the other hand believed in Education and always inspire us into anything called Education. This is where the conflict started and challenge became so obvious to me.
I was the only child opportuned to enrol into private school from primary level to secondary level but everything changed at the tertiary level. I went to a polytechnic! And by qualification, I am a graduate of computer science from Lagos State Polytechnic; Ikorodu campus!
I faced personal challenges while in primary school. I was a very shy type and a dullard. I was that kind of a person that naturally attract cane from teachers because I was dull. Teachers tag me with different names because at primary five (5) I can’t read but there was a subject I was gifted at and that is mathematics and quantitative. Even at that I wasn’t happy with my self. I looked down on myself alot! When it comes to play, friends were there but when it comes to book, everybody chooses themselves as partner but no one chooses me. I grew up with this feeling that I am useless, less worth, my self esteem was broken. I feel like I was just wasting my time in school.
It got to a point that I go to church for just one prayer point which is ‘How to read and write’! I asked my mum several times I want to quit going to school but she kept inspiring me to focus. My head master was also an inspiration to me but every other people where poison in my life. When it was time for an award at the valendictory ceremony of granduant, my award as best pupil in mathematics was swapped to another pupil as the overall best pupil. I left as graduant with no awards when every other pupils were given. I cried, wept and felt rejected.
Fast forward to secondary school; everything begin to take a shape. I begin to develop myself in reading and things turned around after several prayer point between me and God. But there was something that never changed, it was that feeling I experienced at primary school, low self esteem and lack of confidence. Even when I felt everything was working, I lack confidence! I felt it wasn’t my right to be brilliant, I felt it wasn’t my right to be outstanding, I felt it wasn’t my right to outshine others. I felt it was my right to be less superior to others. I gave people the right to be better than me!
LIFE AT INSTITUTION
I was that reserved dude you will always notice for his gentility. I was that kind of person that hardly talk to people but always come out with good grade. All my years, I believed all I need is just a good grade, good job, good family and die. No value, No records to break, Nothing at all. Just LIVE and DIE scenerio.
6th of April 2013 was one of the most pathetic day I can’t forget in an hurry. It was the day I lost my most treasured jewel, MY MOTHER. I was in my final year in school; and that led to my having a carry over in school; a 4unit course Operational research (O.R)! I had an extra year, I did it and failed over again; I was at the verge of loosing myself up, My strength were failing me, nobody to explain myself to. Everything seems to carry a different shape. My world was scattering, my believe was dead. Everyone was expecting me to graduate but no one knows what I was passing through. I hustle to pay for my school fee, graduated and served (NYSC)
I heard FELA DUROTOYE audio message in 2014, which he did at OAU then. I became inspired and my career was given birth through that message. That message gave birth to the NEW ME. I developed myself by taking professional courses like Database Management, Human psychology, Emotional Intelligence, Neuro-Lingusitic Programming (NLP). I spent all my income on investing in myself. When my sister ask for money, I always give her excuse. Sometimes, she questions my sanity! But I knew she can’t understand my developmental cycle. I was very obsessed to give my all into my vision. I was not scared to fail because I know I must fail forward! I knew something for sure that my RESULTS will take care of all INSULTS on a long run.
I engage my time in attending seminars, listening to audio, engaging youths in talks, issues and transforming them. I realize at speaking to youths, they feel fulfilled and I feel fulfilled in return. I gain clarity of purpose through responses. I build myself up so I can build people. In so doing, I became giant in what I do. FELA DUROTOYE AND LANRE OLUSOLA (Life coaches and great speakers) became a mirror for me, I model their leadership strategy and tactics; even without knowing them I became an expert.
FAST FORWARD TO TODAY:-
I am Africa’s certified Life|Mind|Emotion|Business Coach; I have worked as IT consultant for organizations like Jubtechnologies, Globaltechs, Tesco-communications and also as Behavioral consultant at First bank, Ecobank on (Power of Emotional Intelligence)
I won an award in 2016 as the “MOST ENTERPRISING AND OUTSTANDING SPEAKER OF THE YEAR’! by- Dynamix speakers Award. Also, in 2018, as the “BEST INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER OF THE YEAR”. By Vision growth Academy.
I have host empowerment programs, career programs, business developmental sessions with different powerful and influential speaker in different field of callings. I have also featured in different radio stations such as Eko 89.7FM, Rythm 93.7FM, Beat 99.9FM, cool FM 96.9 as GUEST speaker. Due to my transformational messages, I have featured in different blog site like Ogbongeblog.com by Jide ogunsanya; BellaNaija.com by Uche Eze, 360nobs.com by noble igew etc. The spirit of transforming generation has led to my uncompromising strength to see far above my limitation. I have an audio motivational CD launched last three years. It’s called THE REVELATION (BOTH Emotional and Motivational).
I am the Director of Vision Creation Consultant; A consultancy which create a vision for business in terms of branding, strategy and implementing; A consultancy which create a platform for influencing career and dreams into reality; A consultancy which looks into executive trainings for organizations, industries and cooperate settings on different topics that helps to increases sales rate and grow customers!
ANY CHALLENGES SO FAR?!
Yes of course! Few years back when my journey started. Looking back roll tears on my chicks. I remembered those period when I had a seminar and only 3 persons are attendees. Yes only THREE!
Yet we keep focusing. I remembered those periods after sharing fliers, using social media as awareness, only on that day to see NOBODY appear. Yet we keep dedicating.
I remembered other times when I had to invite guest, presenter from a radio station Eko 89.7FM; A wonderful friend, A mentor and A brother ‘Shepherd Godsbaby’ as one of our facilitators, only to get disappointed by low turnout from participant.
Yet we keep grinding. I remembered at one time when one of my co-host BACK-OUT from a program we have to handle together in less than 48hours to the event; shared it on his timeline he wasn’t going to be part any more. I was advised by a friend to shift the program to another day so as to get emotionally stable but NO, I couldn’t stop but proceed and make it a success! Yet we keep pushing forward!
There were times I questioned myself if this was my path to follow. There were times people believed I am making progress but in me I was failing forward. There were times when I had empty seat, I pray in silence for participant to turn up. There were times the hustle wasn’t getting better anymore. There were times the smile on my face was tears on my emotion. There were times the thought comes up ‘GIVE-UP’. We grinded, grinded and grinded until we begin record a success! We never stopped average; We never stopped incomplete. Now the story is changing. We hold sessions for about a THOUSAND in attendance. We hold session we are no longer scared if they are turning up or not. We hold programs, session and conference and the participant are wowed with our speech! We hold session that tears rolls from the audience. We attend conference from outside and inside Lagos, and transformation occurs. All those rough years were a seed for a greater harvest! We never despise our humble beginning. It amazed me sometimes when people see you and believed everything is working smooth for you. This is my story; things can’t get easier for the first few years but don’t stop grinding. Except a wheat of corn drops to the floor and die, it will never bring forth good fruit.-BIBLE.
WHAT LEADERSHIP IS:
Leadership is not to impress but influence others. Leadership convert effort to result. Leadership takes responsibility. To be a student of impact, you have to be a teacher of result. Leadership understands division of labour and credibility timing. Remember ‘Those who follow multitude cannot be followed by Multitude! Always walk your vision and talk your passion.