Crown: GOOD EVENING, SIR
Mr. Hollis: Good evening Madam!
C: CAN WE MEET YOU, SIR?*
H: My Name is Hollis E. Idabor, popularly known As Uncle Grab Sense (UGS).
I Am An Economist, Mind Nutritionist, Love Doctor And The CEO of Masters’ Mind Initiative (MMI).
Furthermore, I am humbly the First son of Rev David and Apostle Ann Idabor, the Founder of the Restoration Chapel Int’l Ministry.
C: BY THE WAY, I SAW YOUR PICTURES FLYING AROUND RECENTLY; THAT WAS PRECISELY ON THE 3RD OF NOVEMBER, 2019. IT WAS YOUR BIRTHDAY RIGHT?
H: Yes, to the glory of God, it was my birthday.
C: HOW DID YOU FEEL TO BE A CELEBRATED ICON?
I Had No Doubt That I Would Be Celebrated Today, Because I Have Been Investing In Lives. So Far, I Have Successfully Discovered Hundreds Of Individuals Who Are Doing Greatly Well.
However, It’s Sincerely Overwhelming Seeing My Pictures And Lovely Words From The Depth Of the Hearts Of Esteemed Leaders Across The Different Dimensions And Magnitude Of Social Media.
It’s An Honor!
However, Champions Aren’t Made In The Gyms.
Champions Are Made From Something They Have Deep Inside Them – A Desire, A Dream, A Vision.
If Your Mind Can Conceive It, And Your Heart Can Believe It – Then You Can Achieve It.
There Are No Limitations To The Mind, Except Those We Acknowledge.
C: THANK YOU SIR, FOR THESE INSIGHTS. ONCE AGAIN, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SIR.
H: Thank You Ma.
C: BY THE WAY, ARE YOU A CHRISTIAN SIR?
H: Oh! Yes, I Am A Christian; Fulfilling The Mandate Of God Over My Life.
C: COULD YOU PLEASE, TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOUR SALVATION EXPERIENCE?
H: Hmmm, I Was Born Into A Christian Home, Lived In The Consciousness My Parents Laid Down, But Years Later; I Felt There’s A Better Fun Out There And Decided To Explore My Imaginations.
However, After Some Years Of Awful Experience; I Found Out That There Is No Better Place Than The Presence Of God.
In 2014, I Had An Encounter With God And Got Born Again By His Enablement.
C: COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US ABOUT HOW YOU SPENT CHILDHOOD?
H: First Of All, I Will Love To Say That The Bedrock Of Every Great Man Out There Is His Childhood.
A Faulty Foundation Will Definitely Produce Mediocre.
My Childhood Was Definitely A Time I Fell Into Series Of Mistakes, But Fortunately, I Came Out Alive. I Had Parents Who Took Their Time To Invest In Their Children; They Told Us We Could Attain Greater Heights In Life; If We Live In The Way Of The Lord.
Hence, I Grew Up With The Consciousness Of That Big Picture On My Mind And Was Living Intentionally. I Had My Dreams On My Mind Like A Gold Medal.
Now, Understand This; Dreams Are Big Pictures Of The Future You Want To Feature In The Future. So, Not Until You Can Picture That Future, Forget About Featuring In It.
Hence, I Kept The Momentum Strong, I Burnt Midnight Candles Every Day. I Also Remembered How I Constantly Stood In Front Of My Big Mirror And Spoke To The Inner Man In Me…
“HOLLIS YOU ARE GOING GLOBAL!”
C: WOW! THOSE WERE PROPHETIC DECLARATIONS!
H: Yes, Those Words Went A Long Way!
I COULDN’T AFFORD TO REMAIN LOCAL WHEN THERE WERE OPEN DOORS OF GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES AWAITING MY EARNEST MANIFESTATION
I Had A Strong Feeling That One Day I Would Be Celebrated Across The Globe. Most Evenings, I Will Ask My Dad To Act As The President Of Nigeria Or Any Other Great Personality, As I Discuss Strategies For Sustainable Development Capable of Alleviating The Economy.
As A Child, I Surrounded Myself With People Older And Better Than Myself. Then, I Was A Model For Other Children!
“Don’t You See Hollis?” Those Were The Exact Words On The Lips Of Many Parents.
Many Parents Desired To Have Been My Parents.
However, All Of This Momentum Saw Darkness When We Saw Financial And Family Crisis.
C: Oh My God! What Happened?
H: My Parents Were Pretty Wealthy, But All Of A Sudden; We Lost All. Just Like Job; Then, I Felt Life Is Wicked.
Afterwards, Dad And Mum Got Separated On The 12th Of February, 2007
H: The Home Was Shattered And We Were Tortured Mentally, Physically, Emotionally And Spiritually.
I Deviated From The Zone Of Relevance, I Was Drenched By Total Darkness, Got Myself Into Many Mistakes, Swam In The Pool Of Negative Influence.
C: OH! THAT WAS PATHETIC! SIR, I’M ALMOST SHEDDING TEARS.
H: My Sister, I Thank God That It’s Already In The Past.
However, Years Later, I Saw The Light.
Sincerely, My Childhood Was The Foundation Of The Hollis E. Idabor We Are All Hearing About Today.
C: THAT WAS SERIOUS! (I SAID WITH A CLAP) THANK GOD YOU OVERCAME!
C: COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND?
H: Sure! I am a final year student at the University of Benin in the Department Of Economics.
C: IS THERE ANY CORRELATION BETWEEN EDUCATION AND BEING SUCCESSFUL?
H: Sure! Education is the bedrock of success.
Many feel education is not relevant in attaining success; because they fail to understand what education really means.
Fafunwa (1974) defines education “as the aggregate of all the processes by which a child or young adult develop the abilities, attitudes and other form of behaviors which are of positive value to the society in which he lives.”
School Is An Institution For Educating Children.
However, School Is Not Education; Neither Is Education A School.
C: I’VE HEARD CASES OF SCHOOL DROPOUTS BECOMING SUCCESSFUL. DOES IT MEAN EDUCATION HAS LOST ITS RELEVANCE?
My sister, we need to get this clear; there’s a large difference between education and school.
First Of All, I will never advise anyone to drop out of the circumference of school.
Acquiring Education is beyond going to school.
School is a ground that facilitates education.
Go to School if you can and step up your game.
Get a degree if you can, it’s a stepping stone.
Don’t drop out today; so that you don’t relegate future opportunities.
C: Youths, did you hear that? Education is important.
C: WHEN EXACTLY DID YOU DISCOVER PURPOSE AND HOW?
H: I Discovered Purpose After Several Wasted Years.
To The Glory Of God, In 2014, I Met A Friend Of Mine. He is Currently In America (Bright Igbinigun);
He Was The Vessel God Used To Illuminate My Mind!
He Was The Iron That Sharpened The Iron In Me!
However, In 2014 God Gave Me A Revelation,
‘I Saw Myself In A Dungeon, I Saw Angels In Sparkling White Garment Standing Above The Dungeon.
Thereafter, I Saw Myself Struggling To Come Out, But I Was Just Too Weak To Move, However, The Angels Brought Me Out, Torn The Old Garment I Was Putting On, And Gave Me A New One.
Then He Said To Me; “My Son, You Have Been Redeemed To The Realm Of Relevance! Go Ye Therefore And Let My People Discover The Essence Of Their Existence.” I Was Also Given A Scriptural Verse in Hebrews 11:40 Which Says “God Having Provided Some Better Things For Us, That They Without Us Should Not Be Made Perfect.”
Madam, It Was Indeed A New Dawn For Me. Hence, I Started Working Again In The Consciousness Of Whom I Am. God Is Gracious! He Never Forgets His Children.
C: CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN, SIR.
God Is Really Gracious! He Never Forgets His Children. Congratulations, Sir.
C: HOW DID YOU COME ABOUT THE NAME *UNCLE GRAB SENSE?*
I Have Come To Discover That Most Of Our Youths Today Are Living In The Realm Of Total Obscurity,
Only Few Are Really Intentional About Their Lives While Majority Are Not Interested In Leaving Their Footprints On The Sands Of Time.
So, It’s Pertinent To Tell The Youths To “Grab Uncommon Sense” And Log Out From The Network Of Irrelevance.
Uncommon Sense Is Pivotal To Turn Passion For Profit And Attain An Enviable Result.
Here Is The Formula
Uncommon Passion + Uncommon Style + Uncommon Sense = Uncommon Results.
C: Wow! That’s Cool, Sir.
C: AS THE CEO/FOUNDER OF MMI, HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT YOUR ACHIEVEMENT?
H: I Feel Great! However, Achievement Is Not A Room To Step Into Comfort Zones. Comfort Zones are Dangerous, Capable Of Relegating Great Individuals To Their Knees.
Aim Higher, For The Best Is Yet To Be Achieved.
C: BY THE WAY, HOW MANY COUNTRIES HAVE HEARD ABOUT MMI?
H: Masters Mind Initiative Is A Platform Solely Focused On Discovering And Building Catalysts Across The Globe.
However, MMI Has Reached 18 Nations.
The Two International Programs We Had This Year Skyrocketed Us To This Point. The First Was The International Conference Of Stars ✨ (ICOS) With 7 Speakers From 7 Nations.
The Second One was The International Refined Women Conference Which Recorded 12 Notable Refined Women From Different Nations Across The Globe.
So, MMI Is Growing Across The Globe.
C: Wow! That’s impressive! I got to know you through “The International Refined Women Conference” Which Recorded 12 Notable Refined Women From Different Nations. Though, I was too busy to fully participate but I’m glad I grabbed some senses.
C: WHAT’S YOUR VISION ABOUT MMI, COME 2020?
H: Like I Said Initially, MMI Is Growing On A Daily Basis, to the glory of God.
However, By God’s Grace, Year 2020 Is Definitely Going To Be Exceedingly Great For The Master’s Mind Initiative Family. Because We Have Several Visions To Be Achieved.
We Will Be Hitting More Nations; Discover And Build More Young Folks, And Be Recognized Internationally.
Madam, There Are Several Plans For 2020. Just Stay Tuned! Very Soon, We’ll Reach The Stars.
C: Amen. That’s so good to know, sir. I’ll surely keep my fingers crossed till then.
C: SIR, WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
H: Hmmm, I have laid down plans beyond 5 years, but in the next 5 years, I see myself Breaking and Causing A Global Influence Earthquake.
More Awards, Recognitions, Partnerships, Big Deals, etc.
C: Wow! That’s a Great Ambition.
C: I’M SORRY, BUT I WANT T ASK YOU A PERSONAL QUESTION, SIR.
H: Please, Go Ahead.
C: ARE YOU MARRIED?
H: No, I am Single and fully Concentrated To Investing In My Tomorrow Before Walking Down The Aisle.
C: HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH ADVANCES FROM LADIES OR DON’T YOU RECEIVE ANY?
H: What Do We Do?
It’s Inevitable For Them To Come Around. However, It’s Very Necessary For Me Never To Allow My Erection To Determine My Direction.
C: Hmmm, Those Are Strong Words And I Love Them.
GUYS, ARE YOU READING THIS? DON’T ALLOW YOUR ERECTION TO DETERMINE YOUR DIRECTION!
H: Well, I Respect Ladies A Lot, Hence, I Ensure My Stand Is Noted; Business Is Business. I Always Draw The Line Between Us. I Respect Their Feelings, So I Don’t Joke With Their Emotions, Neither Do I Romance Or Negotiate With Advances. I Flee When I See A Devourer.
C: WOW! I LIKE YOUR PERSON. YOU DON’T MIX BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE.
An adage in Yoruba Language states that “ohun tí a kíí je, a kíí fi run imu” meaning, “if you don’t have interest in eating something, why then should you perceive it or take it closer to your nose?” That is, if you don’t have interest in marrying a lady, why then should you play with her emotions?
C: CAN YOU DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL WOMAN?
H: Oh! Yes, A Lady Who Is Enthusiastic About Fulfilling Her Divine Purpose, Submissive, Intellectually Endowed, Strong, Ready To Learn, Beautiful And Above All, A Lover Of Christ. A lady who is capable of complimenting my weaknesses. I know her when I see her.
C: OMG! My ideal man, I hope you’re reading this? Because I can’t afford to settle for less.
C: WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT SIR?
H: Hmmm, My Greatest Achievement. My Greatest Achievement Is Seeing Seeds I Have Invested In Blossom Greatly.
C: DO YOU HAVE ANY MENTORS OR COACHES?
H: Sure! I do. A number of them have inspired me. Rev. David Idabor, Bishop David Oyedepo, Pastor Sam Oluwatoye, Pastor Sam Adeyemi, Apostle Joshua Selman, Pastor Elijah Ojeremeh, Evang. Bright Igbinigun, etc I have a whole lot of them but for time, I’d mention just few of time.
C: WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO YOUTHS WHO HAVE NOT DISCOVERED THEIR PURPOSE?
H: The Beginning Of A Man Is Self Discovery; Not Until You Discover Yourself, You Remain Irrelevant To Your World. You’re A Seed Divinely Predestined To Bear Fruits. Why Are You Wasting Away? Why Are You Decaying In Obscurity?
Today, As Young As I am, I Have Not Just Discovered Myself But I Have Also Discovered And Built Hundreds Of Great Individuals With My Handwriting In Their Success Story.
If You Are A Youth And You’re Not Useful, Then You Need To Wake Up Like I Did And “Grab Uncommon Sense”
Don’t Just Sing; We Are The Leaders Of Tomorrow, Prepare Yourself Today For Tomorrow’s Leadership.
Now That You’re Young And Energetic, Invest In Your Seed Today, Because A Time Will Come When You Will Not Have That Time Again.
You’re Not Too Young To Conquer And Break Asunder The Walls Of Limitations.
C: WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO YOUTHS WHO ARE JUST STARTING THEIR JOURNEY FROM THE SCRATCH?
H: Surround Yourself With Great Minds, Books. Dedicate Your Time Doing Something Profitable To Your Generation And Beyond. Success Comes To Those Who Become Success Conscious.
Failure Comes To Those Who Indifferently Allow Themselves To Become Failure Conscious. Step Up Your Game And Take Risk.
Understand this, You’re A Creature Created By The Creator With Continental Content To Create, Therefore, You’re A Creator.
Not Until You Have The Creator’s Mentality, You Will Never Stop Queuing For Peanuts.
Lastly, In The Race Of Relevance; If You Can’t Fly, Run. If You Can’t Run, Walk. If You Can’t Walk, Then Crawl, But Whatever You Do, You Have To Keep Moving Forward.
Like the words of MAHATMA GANDHI; “Never Allow Those With Dirty Feet Walk Through Your Mind”. Your Mind Is Your Asset.
C: WHAT’S YOUR GREATEST SOURCE OF JOY AND INSPIRATION.
H: My Greatest Source Of Inspiration has been God All The Way, And The Beauty Of His Creation.
C: WOW! THAT WAS A GREAT SENSE!
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, SIR. I HOPE YOU’LL BE AVAILABLE WHEN NEXT WE REQUEST YOUR PRESENCE, SIR. I ENJOYED EVERY BIT OF IT.
H: Of Course, I Will. I Also Appreciate You For Having Me Here On Crowninspires, I’m Grateful! I Enjoyed Myself Too.
C: Dear Readers, I believe with all you’ve read from UGS, you have sure grabbed enough senses.
Please, stay tuned as I’ll be coming your way again with another great personality.
I Remain Your One And Only Crownofglory – The Influencer And The Radiant Writer.
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