On BU$I₦£$$ DIG£$T this morning, May 26, 2021
*THE CONVERSATION AROUND ENTREPRENEURSHIP HAS TO BE MAIN STREAM* – Stephen Akintayo
Yesterday, I had a conversation with a Senior Colleague in my banking days, and we had a discussion for 21mins47secs and we shared a lot of perspectives around professionalism, business and the ecosystem generally.
Take Note: People are watching and taking notes of your developmental strides, they may never tell you, but guess what, they are wishing you well. In fact, those cheering you on are more than the naysayers.
Know this and know peace, kawai!!
He further reinforced my comment that “Everyone cannot be an Entrepreneur, but everyone can be a business owner/investor”
Being an Entrepreneur himself, he said, some people will rather be successful salary earners and that’s very okay. I am also not of that school of thought that say “salary is bribe for you to abandon you dream,” gaskiya you never see better salary be that, if you do, you will realise a million naira/month salary in the last 5years is a dream come true and through for somebody.
In this our clime, you need a kind of mindset and personality type to build something from scratch, grow and sustain it. Not every one has that grit, because it can be so discouraging at times.
I have said it for the umpteenth time, that most Entrepreneurs might be broke and are used to being broke, but they are not stranded, because they know what to do to generate cash and sustain liquidity in their personal and business economy.
If you want to start a business, beyond the fantastic cash flow projections, you MUST envisage a day without patronage or clients and ask yourself, what will I do on such days? Because such days will come, I promise you.
*ABUJA CUSTOMER SERVICE CLINIC IS JUST 3 DAYS AWAY*. I am excited that some of my very good friends in Abuja are attending. I am also excited because they have watched us grow from one stage to another and they can trust our delivery, they aren’t wasting their 20k Investment Fee, they would have simply gifted me the cash long ago, but they are paying this as Access Fee to tap into something they want to learn, it may just be ONE SINGLE thing they will learn, but the Social Capital and Reinforcement that will be established will be HUGE for the journey ahead.
_If you learnt anything from this, kindly share with someone out there._
_*Dr. Emmanuel Idenyi Shaibu*_
_animn, ace, f.hcd, f.dss, m.frcn, fimc, cmc, cms, FAiPA, DPA, ACCrFE_
The Millennium Entrepreneur