Watch how God shows you off to your world – Rhoda Oddiri
Rhoda Oddiri popularly known as Rhodability, a current serving corp member and making the most out of it. She bares her mind with our correspondent, Mercy Ezeokonkwo, on purpose, challenges and motivation. She lays emphasis on young people learning so as to become better versions themselves and become relevant.
Briefly tell us about yourself
Rhoda Oddiri fondly called Rhodability is a graduate of the prestigious Tai Solarin University of Education, the Nation’s Premier University of Education (Tasued). She is currently serving her Fatherland and making the most of her service year. She is a seasoned teacher, a TedX trained speaker, a content creator, an inspirational writer, a keen personal development advocate, a godly relationship enthusiast, an author and more. She is the convener of a leading platform of young individuals- Invigorated for productivity where youths make things happen. She is committed to dispensing value to young adults. Her mission is to inspire young adults lead a happy life with a sense of purpose and clarity.
She is big on impact and influence. In fact, she just earned the name firebrand machine gun/queen of productivity from her esteemed mentor Chijioke Otikpa. She believes no man is a nuisance as everyone are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works.
Above all, she’s sold out to God and His service.
What’s your definition of purpose?
Purpose to me is that special and unique reason why you exist. More importantly, it is living the reason why you are created for blessing the lives of others. It is you functioning in all capacity that God has embedded in you. One’s purpose can be likened to one’s ministry. Purpose is you meeting the needs of other’s through your peculiarity, gifts, talents…
Am I living in purpose? To begin with, I’d say purpose is a life-long journey and as one walks in purpose, the purpose journey only becomes clearer. So far so good, by God’s grace, I can say without a doubt in my heart that I am walking in purpose.
What motivates you to do all you do?
Hmmm, so many things motivate me to what I do. First is the fact that I do not want to live a life of regret knowing that I could have lived better, hence I do what I ought to do in spite of fear, cost, challenge… Also, my background. I was not born with a silver spoon. I am inspired by my background, particularly, my mother, hence I live my best life today so that I can do my mother proud tomorrow. Also, my deep love to see people better than the way I met them engineers me to do what I do.
What are the challenges you’ve faced and how were you able to overcome them?
Well, I’ve had people talked down on what I do. I’ve had people labelling me “oversabi”, but then, I do not let these words get to me, as I do not use the stone thrown at me to bury me but as a stepping stone.
Also, my insecurities. But thank God for light, illumination, the right knowledge and understanding. With these in place, I daily wriggle out of my insecurities and do what is needed of me.
How can one move from shadow to spotlight?
I always believe that there is nothing beautiful about being the world’s best secret. As such to move from being a shadow to spotlight, one must show up strong, with solutions both online and offline making impact. Also, gain mastery in what you do, be so good that you cannot be ignored. Most importantly, Sow now (develop yourself), show up more (be consistent) and watch how God shows you off to your world.
How can young people remain relevant in this times?
Don’t stop learning, be current, know what’s happening around you, know what’s happening around your industry and niche and get updated knowledge and skills. To be relevant, get something doing, be known for something. If you don’t want to be on life’s low, then you must always be in the know.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
The next five-year is a significant and strategic year of my life. I should be living my future already. I see myself on Tedx platforms, I see myself as a sought after and international speaker, award winning writer, a ministry woman and a family woman making waves and “repping” Abba wherever I go.
What skills would you advice young people to learn?
A skill is something you have proficiency in. Skills are golden and it is what sets you apart. There are various skills and no one is more important than other. However, relevant skills should be sought. Some relevant skill but not limited to these are: Writing, copy writing, digital marketing, affiliate marketing, blogging, data analysts are relevant skills one should learn.
Also, soft skills are also treasures one should have, skills like, emotional intelligence, resilience, communication skills, team work and more are what young ones should go after.
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