Since 2006, we have made it our obligation to understand the difficulties (or challenges) people face, and the reasons behind these difficulties; this has been the focus of our research activities. Most importantly, we have taken up the duty to prevent these difficulties, or at least, mitigate or otherwise solve them. And we are excited about how our effort is seriously helping people!
To help recount the effort and results, meet our Lead Founder…
Hi! I’m Dave; I am an Architect, a Designer, and a Life Coach; passionate about harnessing my true (or hidden) potential, and helping so many people to also harness their true (or hidden) potential. I am the lead founder of Zing4Life! and Seers (you may click here for more about me), and I am pleased to present to you how Zing4Life! was discovered, why Seers was formed, and the evolution over the years…
Table of contents for this historical background...
How the whole idea began, and what triggered it...
Very surprising discovery from the readings...
One of the most shocking discoveries (that actually marked a major turning point in my life and career; there are other turning points) was Harvard University’s sad finding about Education that points to the fact that formal education is able to harness up to only 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life. Interestingly, it had been corroborated by other research carried out under the auspices of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
In essence, education and schooling are not the same thing! And as Prof Sir William Arthur Lewis succinctly puts it… “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.” You may click here to see the meaning of education.
Ideally, the religious organisations should be filling in the gap, and providing that needed complementary education, especially since they have access to people right from the cradle to the grave and wield such a great influence on them (much more than what schools could ever dream of) but our religious organisations have not taken the bull by the horn, and are failing abysmally (see ‘What the Church refuses to teach about Christianity‘ for more about that; you may click here). For this reason the onus is on you and I to seek the much needed complementary education on our own, and also help our people to do same. So for instance, during my school years from nursery and primary levels all the way through 6 years of university education, we were never taught how to use the right methods and techniques to study effectively nor how to manage our time effectively in order to get more things done in a relatively shorter time without burning out, etc. And for all these more than 40 years that I have been active in church we were never taught those essential life skills either; I had to fall on self-help books to train myself on those essential life skills, and several other very critical life skills that all the pillars of culture (including school and church) are ignoring.
The Ponder and Wonder
Racing thoughts with lots of whys and hows...
Why hadn’t anybody drawn our attention to this fact that formal education harnesses so little? And why hadn’t anybody drawn our attention to self-help books while in school (as part of our education) and emphasised their equal importance as the mainstream courses that we were being taught?
And if what the mainstream educational system teaches is able to harness up to only 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life, how can we harness the remaining 78 percent and get more people to be truly or fully effective and truly great?
The endeavour to find answers...
Well, it was better late than never, so the book corners (or sections) became my favourite places in the supermarkets; there was a time I went to the supermarket supposedly to buy baby stuff for our little girl and I ended up buying books rather than some of the baby stuff I was there to buy; it was that crazy! Within a couple of years, I bought and read more than 100 self-help books (some of them I read over and over again) in addition to the Hebrew-Greek-enabled Bible. And the researching (and learning) has continued since; especially focusing on human and organisational performance-improvement techniques and strategies. On the average I was sleeping for only 4 hours a day; it’s been that intensive!
The fact that what the mainstream educational system teaches is able to harness up to only 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life creates many of the problems we face as a people; further below are some startling broad examples to illustrate the point. Please note that because they are broad examples, within each are several possible individual examples.
Two of the critical issues secretly harming people...
First, most people are not truly fulfilled in life; to the extent that most of the ailments people report to the hospitals with are largely by-products of the lack of true fulfillment in life!
What is your idea of a fulfilling life? And on a scale of 1 to 10 (least to most) how truly fulfilled are you?
Sadly, most people are not truly fulfilled in life, and chances are that you may also not be truly fulfilled in life; likewise your people. It is possible to even make a lot of money and still not live a truly fulfilling life! Indeed, so many wealthy (and seemingly happy) people, including wealthy professional comedians, are known to have committed suicide in the past; some even recently; for instance, in 2014 a rich and famous actor (and comedian; a very good entertainer and an Oscar-winner as that: Robbin Williams of Mrs Doubtfire fame) committed suicide.
Also, it is possible to be very religious or even highly ‘educated’ and still not live a truly fulfilling life! Incidences of very religious people (including pastors) and intellectuals committing suicide abound. For instance, on 9th September 2019, Jarrid Wilson (Pastor, and author of “Love Is Oxygen: How God Can Give You Life and Change Your World“) committed suicide; that same day, Gregory Eells (Executive director of counseling and psychological services, and head of mental health services at University of Pennsylvania, and TEDx Conference Speaker on Cultivating Resilience) also committed suicide.
Those were very sad incidences but not uncommon; these constitute just a tip of the iceberg; everyday people commit suicide, and that cuts across all classes of people. (May their souls rest in peace.) Also, many people contemplate suicide but don’t get to execute it; some also attempt suicide but somehow do not get to complete it. And as you might have figured out by now, this includes Christians and persons of other religious persuasions. It’s that serious!
Indeed, a whopping majority of people do not live a truly fulfilling life; life is tough for most people! Most of the issues are not openly discussed, but come up in people’s prayers, and / or when they are in sessions with their pastors, consultants, and other potential helpers.
The leading factors that contribute to this lack of true fulfillment in life are: (i) Prevalence of extremely poor affection for occupations, and (ii) Lack of proper emotional intelligence!
Job dissatisfaction is widespread. Indeed, if you randomly select 100 people and ask about their work life, it should not surprise you to note that 82 of them (i.e. a whopping 82 percent of people) will not be enjoying their work life. This is the case because mostly people go into professions / careers without prior proper career guidance, but this should not be so! People should be guided to make informed choices in their professions / careers; you may click here for career guidance.
Well, of all the people that go to work every day, only 18 out of 100 (a meagre 18 percent of workers) really feel good about going to work; a whopping 82 percent of people harbour some apprehension when going to work and wish they didn’t have to go to work. This is a major source of stress and ailments; indeed, not too long ago, the BBC announced that work-related stress disorders had been on the increase. The consequences of stress are so serious; to the extent that, most of the ailments people report to the hospitals with are not pathogenic (they are not the effects of disease causing organisms) but rather, they are the consequences of lack of true fulfillment, which often manifests as stress. It is that serious! You may click here to see more.
Second, most people do not know about their true potential; thus they make little or no effort to unearth (or harness) that true (or hidden) potential; they waste their true (or hidden) potential, and consequently go through avoidable struggles and regrets in life.
Do you know your true potential? Chances are that you don’t, and that you underestimate your capabilities, and may currently be using very little of your true (or hidden) potential abilities, especially your brain power; there is 97 out of 100 chances (97 percent probability).
The fact is, majority of people underestimate their capabilities and thus use very little of their true potential, especially their brain power. Indeed, if you take every 100 individuals, chances are that 97 of them will be using very little (just about 3 percent) of their true (or hidden) potential, especially their brain power.
Scientists estimate that most persons, during their lifetime, use their brains to achieve just about one-hundredth of 1 percent of what the brain is capable of achieving. In other words, if the brain is capable of achieving 10,000 marks what most people achieve with it is just 1 out of 10,000; please read that again. Note that, this is not the same as saying that, “People use just 1 percent of the brain in their lifetime;” no, that is not what is being suggested! The point being made here is that, even though we essentially engage the whole of the brain for tasks, what most people use that potential to achieve in their lifetime is so little! And that there is 97 out of 100 chances that you are personally using your brain power to accomplish very little compared to your true (or hidden) potential. Again, we use all of our brain, but we don’t use all of its potential; we achieve too little with it.
It’s like having one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world (like the Jaguar, or even the Sunway TaihuLight, or the new kid on the block: IBM’s Summit) and only using it as a clock to display the time! How does that feel?
To illustrate further, assuming that the white cylinder shown is what the brain is capable of achieving throughout your lifetime on earth, then ordinarily, what you are likely to achieve with it is the green speck shown against the yellow cylinder; the yellow cylinder represents the comparative proportion of what you are likely to refuse to use your brain for: the books that will not be written, the businesses that will never be created, the theories that will remain unknown, the happiness, health and wealth that you may refuse to create, and so on! Because that is what mostly happens; unless you get the kind of orientation that Zing4Life! presents, and do implement the recommendations thereof, and the first step is to discover the eagle in you!
Remember that these issues apply to even religious persons, and even persons with high academic exposure. And the causes, as earlier intimated above, are unsuspecting and very surprising!
Note that this is mainly about what one ordinarily ends up using the brain to achieve; as against what the brain was created to be capable of achieving. For instance, a lot of people perform poorly in their academics just because they do not know (or otherwise do not apply) the right studying techniques. For instance, Reading is a popular learning method, but it is a lower method; so ordinarily, if you read something, you are likely to remember only 10 percent of it after 2 weeks. There are 12 methods in the series, and the higher methods of learning will allow you to understand so well, and to remember over 90 percent; even after 2 weeks; so much more effective!
Indeed, when growing up, it is ideal and relevant that someone should explain life to you comprehensively enough; but this is usually not the case, and so eventually most people are not truly fulfilled in life, and also, most people do not know about their true potential, thus they make little or no effort to unearth (or harness) that true (or hidden) potential; they waste their true (or hidden) potential! Hardly do you get someone qualified enough to tell you what’s really important where and when, and show you how to organise your life to be more efficient, make great impact and enjoy true happiness. Now you know that formal education is not enough, even though that’s what we defer to most, followed by religion. For more about these issues you may click here to see four popular habits that make life difficult.
To continue with Part 2 of the first and most amazing seed every great parent sows into the life of his / her child, you may click here.
The Conviction and Resolute Response
One critical belief, and the consequent action...
I came to the 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.” Hitherto, I had gotten to understand what it meant to say that… ‘Ignorance is a significant part of the problems of Africa!’ And the problems persist because, as already stated, the mainstream education is predominantly partial education; it is able to harness up to only 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life. Note that the mainstream education will largely remain this way for a very long time; it will continue to harness up to only 22 percent of people’s true effectiveness and greatness in life. And the religious organisations which could have served to complement the formal education system, are also not teaching those principles and neither are they drawing their members’ (or followers’) attention to this very necessary complementary education.
I felt that my greatest contribution towards the development of humanity, especially Ghana (and Africa) was to share my findings; I was thus moved to collate the best and most effective principles, techniques and strategies that can harness the true (or hidden) potential of any individual (or group of individuals) no matter the person’s background and current circumstances. i.e. irrespective of a person’s age, gender, looks, financial resources, educational background, etc! I call that Zing4Life!
The first critical example cited of the incident problems was the fact that, most people are not truly fulfilled in life! Fortunately, as part of the Zing4Life! package, there are simple and effective ways of dealing with emotions, and preventing undue stress. For instance, all negative emotions can be classified under 10 core emotions, and there are specific messages they provide, and specific ways of responding, and so on. Sadly most people do not know about the need to manage their own emotions, and the emotions of other people, let alone how to go about it, even though there is sufficient guidance to deal with that.
Indeed, life in this complicatedly complex world is a tough one – ordinarily; it means there will be many situations that will arouse various forms of emotions, which if not well managed can affect you negatively; your health and your wealth; life can hit you quite unexpectedly. So it’s better to prepare ahead (in a sense, emotional insurance) so that, even though you should not wish for it, in case the unexpected happens, you will not be caught on the wrong foot. You may click here to see more about this issue of emotional intelligence.
The second critical example of the incident problems cited was the fact that, most people do not know about their true potential; thus they make little or no effort to unearth (or harness) that true (or hidden) potential; they waste their true (or hidden) potential. The Zing4Life! package is designed to bring out your true or hidden potential and that of your people and get you to become… Exceptionally Brilliant, Exceptionally Creative or Innovative, Exceptionally Productive or Wealthy, Exceptionally Healthy, Exceptionally Free or Happy, and so much more! You may click here to see more about Zing4Life!
The Commitment and Persistence
How that nothing was allowed to stop the action taken...
It took more than 7 years of intensive research and development on my part to collate those amazing principles, techniques and strategies that constitute Zing4Life! And through constant research and development I keep improving upon them, because I want Zing4Life! to be current and remain the best in the world; to date, I have covered more than 1,000 self-help volumes by way of books, articles, audios, videos, etc. so as to keep Zing4Life! current, relevant and the best! Those principles, techniques and strategies are amazing; they guide you on your current goals and future aspirations: how to make them better (or exceptional) and also get to achieve them easily and quickly! I am thus truly excited to be leading in coaching people to live a truly fulfilling life; with amazing insights from a rich pool of rare and privileged resources and experience.
The above presents a delightful opportunity that you can be part of; you may click here to see this fantastic opportunity!
Zing4Life! is made up of the right and complete set of actions required to tap and use your true, inborn (or hidden) potential; essentially, Zing4Life! is the foundational knowledge required to harness the 78 percent true (or hidden) potential that the formal education system ordinarily does not unearth.
The Base Reference Manuals
Resulting resource materials for the core training...
Resulting entities formed to implement the outcomes...
With the firm support of my wife, I was further moved to found ‘Seers Foundation’ and later ‘Seers Consult‘ (and allies) to serve as possible vehicles for teaching or implementing the Zing4Life! principles widely across the globe; especially Ghana (and Africa). Join us; you may click here. In any case, this is a worthy cause and an onerous task that requires a lot of support, especially your support. Even a ‘little’ support can make a huge #impact! Support us to positively transform #more lives; you may click here.
So Zing4Life! constitute our Main Training, and over the period we have added other options as Auxiliary / Complementary Training. And you may notice that beyond the training we have opted to offer branding services, and support services; as part of the means to foster the businesses of our trainees and clients.
On 2nd November 2016 Seers Consult was also incorporated; interestingly that also began as Instraq, and was later changed to Seers Consult officially on 20th January 2017.
Records of some of our activities are as compiled under our Gallery; please scroll down…