As I pondered about what to write about myself, I remembered answering this question at an earlier time. Early one morning as I viewed my Facebook news feed for interesting posts to contribute to, an interesting post by someone who later became a precious friend caught my attention. His question pricked a deep part of my consciousness because it is a question that I had asked myself years earlier: “Why are you here on this earth? What is your mission on earth? What are you here to achieve?”
Who am I? My name is Shola Salako. I live in Michigan, however, I was born and raised partly in New York and Nigeria. Immediately after the birth of my first child, I experienced what many call a spiritual awakening and I started to question everything. It was during that strange phase that I re-discovered my purpose and mission in my physical life.
My purpose in life is quite clear and simple: I am an agent of hope to a countless number of people on this planet — people with dreams and aspirations but without a direct opportunity to fulfill them. I am meant to meet numerous individuals in various hopeful situations and offer them solutions that would change their lives forever for many generations to come.
The origin of my full name, Olushola, is from the Yoruba tribe of Africa. It means “God creates wealth” in a literal sense. After my awakening and learning my purpose, I found myself deeply meditating on matters concerning myself and my name. I started viewing myself and my name from different perspectives: my parents – the ones that gave me the name, my Creator – the One that creates wealth, and myself. From my parents’ perspective, I was a gift of wealth from God and they expected their wealth to improve as I grew. From God’s perspective, I am a gift of wealth to the world. That leaves one more perspective: mine. I am wealth. Wealth (or ola) is a state of mind. It is a state of being where the evidence of having great abundance is manifested. It is a state of overall well-being covering all areas of abundance: happiness, joy, peace, prosperity, health, loving relationships and all there is. It is abundance.
So who am I? I am an embodiment of abundance and my purpose is to free others on this level. I would meet a desperate factory worker in poverty-stricken country who aspires to build a toy factory and bring happiness to many children. I would meet a garbage scavenger in another country who has a dream to rid his country of garbage, filth and waste. I would meet a poor family of bean cake sellers at a bus stop in Lagos, Nigeria who aspire to mass-produce bean cakes and solve hunger. I would be the necessary change and mental investor in the lives of these people – ones who have been under estimated by society. My simple acts of presence, action and charity would change destinies of entire generations.
My mission dictates that I shine my inner light onto all the people of the world that are trapped in darkness, challenging them and helping them to reignite their inner light which hopelessness had almost extinguished. My light shines brightly to all peoples reminding them of something deep within, of a time of true abundance. The aim of my being and this website is to trigger inner change within you. I am agent of hope to the hopeless. (Please also see www.hopeagents.org).
I encourage you to leave comments about your purpose and mission in life. Why do you exist and what drives you daily to do what it is that you do? What difference will your existence on this planet make? Why aren’t you giving up on your goals? I would greatly appreciate your feedback and I believe it could be a possible start to a greater fulfillment beyond the comprehension of our little minds.
I bid you peace, blessings and a wealthy mind.
Founder, Wealthy Mind