lessons that all students and graduates must learn in other to survive after schooling

although education is the key but been unprepared for harsh circumstances that one usually encounters after graduating from school can lead to cries of had I known?but Reading the following tips and applying the advice will be your saving grace after graduating from school.

(1) SKILL: One thing you are going to need
badly after school and for the rest of your life
is money, that is why you still see men in their
40s, 50s even 60s still riding okada and
driving taxi to earn money. The truth is that
immediately you become a graduate your
parents or those who were responsible for your
training will stop supporting you financially.
They will assume you now have all it takes to
survive, so the collection of pocket money will
stop, and you will have to start solving your
financial problems with your own earning
ability. What this implies is that you will have
to look for job with your certificate, and most
often you will likely be underemployed,
meaning you will not be paid what you are
worth. The consequence of this is that you will
end up not having enough financial resources
to actualize your goals. Solving your financial
problem will become difficult, and definitely
the need for money will rise, because you will
start thinking of getting a place for yourself,
so that you can be on your own, getting
married, going for a master’s program and so
on. As this happens, psychological problems
such as frustration, depression, self-pity, low
self-esteem will start setting in, and if you are
not careful, you may get demoralized to the
point giving up on life.
To survive or avoid this you need a skill. Skill
is the ability to do something very well. In the
real world, people don’t pay you for your
certificate, they pay you for what you can do,
and that’s is the only legal way of getting
money in the society, if you do otherwise, you
would be called a fraudster, a thief or an
armed robber. For example if I know how to
repair phones anyone who has any problem
with his/her phone will always come to me ,
and by the time I help him/her to solve the
problem, the individual will pay me for that
service. Now the question is what can you do?
How can you render direct service with your
current course of study?
The point here is you must have a skill. If you
have none yet, enroll in a training center and
start learning something. There are so many
things you can learn within three months, and
that would earn you nothing less than 50,000
per month.
Never look down on any skill, just consider
your interest and what you love doing, and
then acquire a skill in that area. When you do
this, you can easily become your own boss
after school or even before you graduate. If
you are a graduate already reading this article
and don’t have a job yet I recommend same.
With an extra skill, you can increase your
income. Never put your hope on getting a job
that is not certain. To be forewarned is to
before armed.
(2) INFORMATION: There is a general believe
that knowledge is power, and that is very true.
The 21st century world is information driven,
and you need to consistently update yourself
with the latest information in the areas that
are critical to your survival. Sometimes people
suffer because of ignorance.
If you must meet up with the latest trend, you
have to develop the habit if continuous
learning, you must be an ardent reader and an
unrelenting information seeker. Try as much
as possible to know everything you need to
know that will help you to maximize your
potentials. Always remember that what you
don’t know is more powerful than you. Keep
yourself informed so that you will not be
Besides the acquisition of information, one
other critical thing is the application of the
information you have obtained. Having
information without using is meaningless.
Strive as much as possible to know all that
you need to know about moving to your next
level and take action at the right time.
(3) GUT: According to oxford advance learner
dictionary, gut is defined as the courage or
ability to do something difficult or unpleasant.
The truth is that life is not fair for anybody,
and definitely you are going to have your own
share of life’s difficulty in your quest for
success. If you must succeed in the real world,
gut is a necessary factor, because without it
you will lack the courage to take action when
things are not favorable, and that will keep
you long in the valley of mediocrity. You may
be very intelligent while in school, but after
graduation you will discover that so many of
your classmates who were not as intelligent
as you were back in your school days are
getting ahead, the reason is simply because
they have the gut to try their ideas and that’s
what is getting them going.
To develop this quality, all you have to do is
to cure yourself of every known fear. Experts in
the field of personal development have
identified certain fears that contribute to
people’s failure in life. Such fears include, the
fear of death, fear of loss love, fear of ill-
health, fear of criticism, fear of physical pain,
fear of old age and so on. I assure you that if
you can master these basic fears, you are
going to have enough gut to try anything.
Action is what produces result. You will never
succeed if you don’t try and to try all you need
is gut.

(4) HARD WORK: In all of human history, hard
work has been a critical tool of success,
nothing can replace it. For you to survive and
excel in the real world, you need an
unwavering ability to take action, and
persevere until you succeed. Most persons fail
in life due to idleness. If you want to be poor
all you need to do is be idle, and before you
know it poverty will overtake you. A wise man
once said that “where talent is lazy, hard work
overtakes it”. No matter how knowledgeable,
gifted and talented you are, if you refused to
be hard-working, you will definitely be a
failure. Always have it in mind that hard work
is the only way. Never forget to always blend
your hard work with strategic planning and
persistence. Hard work combined in this
manner will produce success.
(5) NETWORKING: Networking has to do with
your ability to connect with people that will
help you in getting to your next level. Niyi
Adesanya, a personal development expert
based in Nigeria once define individual
competitiveness (in my own word, your
capacity for success) as ‘’what you know +
how you express it × by who you know and
who knows you’’. I completely agree with his
definition. The caliber of people you know and
people who know you has a way of facilitating
your success in life. As the world is today, the
people we know to be the best in certain field
are not actually the best. There are so many
people who would have out-shined them if
they are brought out of obscurity, but because
they are not known by those who can position
them to receive the honour they are worthy of,
they remain irrelevant in their cocoon. If we
must fully maximize our potential and remain
relevant, our ability to network and connect
with people who can help us get to our next
level is critical.
Author: Taiwo Emayosanlomo, Success coach
and Personal development expert.
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