A marketing business network aimed at sharing theoretical and practical knowledge on how to attain success in all facets of life was launched over the weekend.
The ‘Network of Champions Namibia’, the brain child of a University of Namibia (Unam) psychology lecturer, Dr Armas Abdul Malik Shikongo, was launched on Saturday.
‘Network of Champions Namibia’ intends to celebrate and share universal principles, concepts, practices and best models of success, according to the organisation’s vision statement.
The training will among others focus on the psychology of entrepreneurship, network marketing, psychology of success, financial intelligence education, personal development and leadership.
“We have a lot of successful people in Namibia. We would like to use it (Network of Champions Namibia) as a platform to expose people who have something to share in terms of knowledge and practices,” said Shikongo.
He said the idea of starting ‘Network of Champions Namibia’ was conceived when he was studying for his PhD between 2005 and 2009.
Shikongo will use the platform to share on the characteristics of successful people. He highlighted that successful people work hard. Successful people, he added, are not merely lucky.
“They (successful people) do things, they don’t just dream about things. I realised that a lot of people don’t want to be failures but the problem is sometimes we don’t know how to do things that will lead to success or we are not ambitious enough,” said Shikongo.
He further pointed out that successful people persevere, they take responsibility for their actions and are creative.
The CEO of the Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI), Tarah Shaanika, commended Shikongo for the initiative.
“I have always admired his (Shikongo’s) work ethic and his commitment to work. When he puts his work to something it succeeds,” he said.
Shaanika said the ‘Network of Champions Namibia’ is an important initiative considering that it intends to impact the lives of Namibians.
“Business is all about network. Successful people don’t believe they know it all, you can learn from anybody. Creating a network of people from all kinds of backgrounds is a very good idea and long overdue,” said Shaanika.
“I’m very excited about this and I hope this movement will grow like fire. There must be an impact of this network in every part of Namibia,” said Shaanika.
About ninety people witnessed the launch at a local traditional restaurant in Katutura.
Courtesy New Era