For every success you see, a lot of work has been put in behind the scene.
In fact, that is where the majority of the work is done. The planning, the meetings, the sleepless nights, the shouting ?, the crossing of the ‘t’ and dotting the ‘i’.
Want to succeed on the main stage? Focus on succeeding behind the scene.
The month of November like I stated in my October diary was dedicated to the planning of the funeral blueprint for my departed beloved mother.
I had sleepless nights consulting, drafting, had several meetings with people both volunteers, contractors, donors etc on how to achieve a perfect implementation of the program. I will soon publish another series on the behind the scenes of the burial planning.
The funeral was entirely a family affair. Nonetheless, because mama has a son who is an incumbent state Governor, the entire dynamics had to be reconfigured to accommodate the political class and this meant we had to work with the state coordinating team.
It wasn’t easy. When I saw the caliber of people in the state guest list on my first day of briefing, my heart jumped! On the family side, I was heading the team and we had already wrapped up many aspects before we co-opted the state team and so I was always on the hot seat briefing state government team leaders from security Chiefs to unit leaders on the government side in order to keep them abreast with the plans.
At one point, the security chiefs dragged me down to the two villages (Toru-Orua and then Angiama in Delta state) to give them on-the-spot tour of all venues . I learnt from them it’s called ‘SECURITY SURVEY “. I don’t use convoy. I mostly drive myself with no armed security operative so Imagine driving in a convoy with security chiefs, I felt like Obasanjo ! ????
NOVEMBER was hectic. In my entire life, I had never had this number of serial meetings and I must say, it paid off. Yes, I lost plenty of weight, But I know I will recover.
Even planning a small birthday party can be hectic and not to talk about planning a burial that will attract people from all over the country.
This couldn’t have been possible without a GREAT TEAM. God bless all my team members who worked tirelessly.
Teamwork makes the DREAM WORK.
Because it is only;