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The way of pioneers is not easy, cautions Webster Twaambo Jr.

The way of pioneers is not easy, cautions Webster Twaambo Jr.

October 21
19:51 2018

 

Webster Twaambo Jr. with Wife Jenny and family

Webster Twaambo, Jr.Rising Professionals Summit-2018

Soon after releasing my second book titled ‘Press On’, I gave some copies to a good friend to sell. A few weeks later I called my friend for an update on book sales. Being convinced with the content and quality of the book I was expecting my friend to even request for more copies. To the contrary, he told me “people are asking ‘who is this Webster, who’s son is he?'”

This was a reality check, a brutal fact, that no one in my lineage had explored that path. I had to buckle up and that feedback sparked some inner energy to ‘create history and also live in it’. I know my son, Rhema, will have to fight different battles, not of creating a platform of writing books (award winning) nor public speaking.

Webster Twaambo Jr. welcomes Moses Siame Chibamba Kanyama, Charity Lumpa, David Kombe and Beatrice Nkanza

Well, pioneers in different fields dont find platforms waiting for them, they create their platforms and sometimes they are not even the ones to enjoy the benefits yet their legacy lives on; transcending their mortality. This may mean working twice as harder as someone from a well known lineage who finds a platform waiting for them (don’t get me wrong, it is very good to find the platform created for you, schools fees waiting for you, a name you can ride on etc).

https://web.facebook.com/wtwaambojr/videos/2159174834115019/ Society has familiar names associated with certain areas of achievement. Pioneers are sometimes doubted, misundertood, despised and even ridiculed. Their resolve is tested but they believe in breaking the jinx, they never lose the faith that they will triumph at the end. They know they may lose some battles but their resolve is to win the war! And God has a way of making things happen, using the small things of this world to show His greatness, the foolish things to show His wisdom….

https://web.facebook.com/wtwaambojr/videos/354091312009561/ After the reality check above, and by God’s grace the Press On book sold over 2,000 copies within the first year of publication. The opportunities and doors that opened were beyond what I imagined.

To achieve, pioneers have something deep inside them, the faith that no matter what happens, no matter how difficult the present might be, in the end the they will prevail. This resonates with the Stockdale paradox by Jim Collins.

Webster Twaambo Jr. hosts Rising Professional Summit 2018

Pioneers understand their calling and despite the circumstances, which may be contradictory or harsh, they are resolved to press on to the very end. I don’t know how many can identify with the matters at hand.

Make a date for the 2018 Rising Professionals Summit to be held on 20th October at Intercontinental hotel, Lusaka.

Professional Insurance Corporation Zambia PLC

Professional Insurance Corporation Zambia (PICZ) PLC MD Moses Siame with ZSIC Life Limited MD Christabel Michel Banda, Webster Twaambo Charity Lumpa and SBM Syvia Bwalya Mwansa

The Managing Director of Professional Insurance Corporation Zambia PLCMr Moses Siame officiated at the Rising Professionals Summit-2018 held on at the InterContinental Lusakal in Lusaka as guest of honour. At the same event held on 20th October, 2018 a book launch was held for the book; Basics of Insurance. The Zambian Edition. The book is authored by Webster Twaambo, Jr. who is also our Executive Head – Branch Operations. #yourwisechoice #knowledgeispower

Register and check details at http://africastzambia.com/rising-professionals-summit/

Webster Twaambo Jr. 22016 conference

Press On! https://web.facebook.com/wtwaambojr/videos/956254911215842/ On the corporate side time and again we have focused on Return On Equity (ROE), however occasionally we should look at personal Return On Energy (ROE) and tomorrow is that occasion to do just that in Ndola starting 14:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs.

It’s free (by registration). See details on the poster.

First come first seat basis. Doors open at 13:30 hrs sharp.

See you there. Press On!

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