The secret to great parenting and mentorship

Most parents focus on giving children good accommodation, good food,  good clothing, good schooling, and worthwhile economic inheritance of some sort; leaving out the one thing children need most!

Some years ago a prominent church invited me to speak on Life Management; how a person can manage his or her life efficiently and effectively for true fulfilment. At the beginning of the presentation I asked the parents to show by hands how many of them had their parents or someone else qualified enough to guide them systematically through life – as in, explain life to them comprehensively enough; to tell them what was really important where and when, and show them how to organise their lives to be more efficient, make great impact and enjoy true happiness and greatness – when they were growing up; I did not see any hand up. Then I asked to show by hands how many of them wished they had someone guiding them in that manner when growing up, and all the hands went up!
That is the situation across the spectrum of society; proper life-coaching is generally missing in our upbringing. And by proper, I mean right, relevant, and sufficient or comprehensive.
Since then, and for a long time, I was asking myself, “If I had only one chance to do only one presentation to the whole of humanity, what would it be?” And Purpose Compass has been the answer; accessible either as a book (in various formats) or as a course (both online, and in-person). It is an objective orientation about life; how to live meaningfully and make a meaningful living. Especially how to organize your thoughts, actions, and inactions to achieve a truly fulfilling life of extreme productivity. And it is based on amazing lessons from life experience, and more than 7 years of extensive research and development in the following areas: personal development, ethical entrepreneurship, and leadership. Super!

A video of brief excerpts from a TV interview on Purpose Compass (when it was first released) is further below. You will also find further below amazing testimonials from some of the people who have already read Purpose Compass; exciting feedback!

4 habits that are making your life difficult or otherwise may soon make your life difficult, but which your parent, teacher, or pastor would dare not talk about. How to escape them and get to live a stress-free life of purpose faster

Excerpts from a review interview on TV when Purpose Compass was first released. Testimonials, and more expose are further below…

Time and again, surveys have revealed that though children are grateful to their parents for good accommodation, good food, good clothing, good schooling, and worthwhile economic inheritance, they consider those provisions as ‘hygiene factors,’ in that… those are basic requirements for survival. Parents who provide them are seen as good parents, but not great parents! Because those provisions are not enough to give children a truly fulfilling life, especially during their working lives. Well, as a result of the lack of proper life-coaching, more than 80 percent of people are not truly fulfilled in life! And this cuts across all levels, including highly educated individuals in prestigious and very high-paying jobs.
Great parents provide proper life-coaching in addition to the other provisions.
Indeed, if you find problems, difficulties or challenges of any sort in any aspect of your life, there are 97 out of 100 chances (that is 97 percent probability) that you were denied that one thing (just like most people) perhaps because your parents did not know and thus inadvertently failed to do that for you. What about your child? 🤔

🛑 QUESTION: Have your parents been great parents? Wait a minute… 
🤔 PONDER: Will your child see you as a great parent?

The objective or unbiased answer is mostly… NO. And here is why…

Most parents focus on giving children good accommodation, good food,  good clothing, good schooling, and worthwhile economic inheritance of some sort; leaving out the one thing children need most!

The solution lies in proper life-coaching. And that is where Purpose Compass comes in.

The good news is…

PURPOSE COMPASS provides exceptional life coaching (the best you can get) with some amazing insights, and makes powerful recommendations that will help you or your child to…

❤️ Easily and successfully deal with some 4 popular, very surprising and easily avoidable habits that are currently making life difficult, or otherwise may soon make life difficult, but which your parent, teacher, or pastor would dare not talk about.
❤️ Discover one’s true life purpose.
❤️ Know and apply 7 amazing steps to a truly fulfilling life!

What people say…

Different! The author in a consumable number of pages, coaches with pictures, diagrams, questions and answers in addition to home-driving examples, to provoke the reader to think and live above a “normal” life.
Patience Asare
Finance Professional
Purpose Compass is a unique go-to manual that helped me in my thinking and made me exceptionally excellent at anything I do. It is the best self help book I have read. The author presents simple and consistent steps for his readers to gain practical guidance in becoming uniquely excellent, and to gain a truly fulfilling life.

I recommend this wonderful book to all leaders, parents, teachers and the youth.
Franklyn Fosu
IT Professional
I read Purpose Compass and I must say it’s a thought-provoking piece of work. It has inspired me greatly and I’m on that road to utilising my mind to achieve my maximum potential
Yram Adrakpanya
All high school leavers must get this book before entering the tertiary education system, on the way to actualising maximum potential. Dave, thumbs up!
Abena Serwah
Acquaculture Professional

Indeed, overwhelming majority of people wish parents would add #proper life-coaching to all the other provisions cited. That is where Purpose Compass comes in. But this is only the second part of the story; I tell the first part of the story in “Why I started my education afresh after university.” Shocking! You may also check out “First and most amazing seed every great parent or mentor sows into the life of his / her child or mentee“.

4 habits that are making your life difficult or otherwise may soon make your life difficult, but which your parent, teacher, or pastor would dare not talk about. How to escape them and get to live a stress-free life of purpose faster

More surprises

For heads up regarding some of the key issues uncovered in the research that led to my speaking and writing spree, you may click here. I discuss 5 shocking common life issues most people are ignorant about and suffering from as a result.

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David K Egyir

David K Egyir

An Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach; passionate about helping serious people like you to escape the most dangerous — common but avoidable — problem most people (rich, poor, educated, non-educated, religious, and non-religious alike) face in life. Also, he designs and builds beautiful, cost-effective and functional buildings, and graphics. And he helps executives, marketers, and business owners to make effective presentations; what you may call winning presentations. Especially as a life-coach, he's been popularly adjudged the best coach for excelling in education, increasing wealth, eliminating stress, and enjoying true fulfillment in life! Egyir has a firm conviction that, “The greatest tragedy in life is that majority of people have accepted to be less than they were born to be and are thus accomplishing far less than their true capabilities.” To that end, he authored (wrote) PURPOSE COMPASS and other amazing books, and more than 100 articles; on how to live a highly productive and a truly fulfilling life. And he organises training seminars and workshops for the benefit of individuals, groups and organisations. Dave (as affectionately called by many) understands life thoroughly and shares amazingly liberating insights from a uniquely empowering perspective. He is the Lead Founder of Seers, Associate of Arthro Synergeio, Lay Preacher of The Methodist Church Ghana, Global Lead Advocate of Zing4Life! and Volunteer Mentor with iMentor Ghana. Dave is married, and is a father of two. To see more about him you may click here. To get in touch with Dave or to follow him on social media you may click here. #DaveGuidesDaily | To support Dave's writing & life-coaching social ministry you may click here. #SeersFoundation | To be part of Dave's live sessions online at 20.30 GMT on Sundays you may click here. #TimeWithSeers |

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One: Sometimes you need someone to show you the obvious, and oftentimes… the not so obvious! Credit to ZigZiglar

Two: Education and schooling are not the same thing. What goes on inside the schools is often not education. And the results may well be that it reduces productive capacity rather than to increase it. Credit to Prof Sir William Arthur Lewis

Three: My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Credit to Prophet Hosea

Four: The illiterates of the future are not those who cannot read or write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn! Credit to Alvin Toffler

Five: The greatest obstacle to progress is not ignorance, but the illusion of knowledge. Credit to Daniel Boorstin

Six: When you know the right things, the boundaries around your life suddenly disappear. Credit to Brian Sher