All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
Leonardo da Vinci
There is a perception and attitude to work that encourages and drives productivity and there is that drives negativity and poor work ethics.
The key question, what is your focus in business? Profit? Adding Value? Following the grind?
This last December 2020, I travelled with my family to spend the Christmas with my Mum as I usually do. It’s always a special experience for me and a time to bond with my siblings and take a break essentially from the hustle and bustle of Lagos, especially the traffic…but sadly Ibadan is wearing that traffic cap of Lagos now.
What is entitlement all about? How does one feel entitle to something? Is it normal, out of place or misplaced?
According to Oxford Dictionary, entitlement is defined as “the belief that one is Continue reading
Lions don’t have to roar. There is power in silence, confidence, and persistence. Those who work don’t talk, and those who talk don’t work. Handle your business. Measure your efforts by results. Focus your time, energy, and activity on mastering and executing a plan. – Les Brown
If you missed the earlier part, you can still read it here.
The Lion as the King of the Jungle was not king by wishful thinking, it was a deliberate Continue reading
With Covid19 wreaking its havoc across the world, it has exposed the underbelly of nations on not been proactive nor ready for this scale of disruption across the globe. It’s shocking to know that the worst hit is the 1st world nations with the United States accounting for 26% of the infection rate alone and 14% of the global deaths as of today…
Have you ever wondered why the Lion is regarded as the King of the Jungle? His brute strength? Skill? Or the number of kills?
Why can’t the Leopard, the Tiger, the Cheetah, and the Jaguar be regarded as King of the Jungle as well? They are all big cats that command territory and fear in the Jungle. Cheetah, the fastest animal deserves to be king right?
Don’t we all love superstars? Don’t we all want to be superstars? We love the glitz, glamour, influence, and aura they carry with them right? We see them in sports, music, movies, politics, business, etc.
They are the go-to guys…everyone wants to hang around them, what they wear becomes the latest fashion trend, their opinions on issues is sacrosanct, they are the role models and mentors everyone wants.
According to Tim O’Reilly “Success in today’s world, whether of sports or business, requires assembling a team of people who can work together to achieve something extraordinary. And yes, to achieve something extraordinary, it helps that some of those Continue reading
In a nutshell, for every Naira and Kobo you earn and expend, do you have the record of it in a journal? If we take the position of, “oh it’s just a one-man business when we expand we would do it”. We have set ourselves up to fail. James Clear aptly captures it this way when he said, “Breakthrough moments are often the result of many previous actions, which build up the potential required to unleash a major change”. If previous actions build up the potential for a breakthrough, so also would previous inactions build up the potential for a major unchanged…NOTHINGNESS.
Growing up, my Mum had a Chemist Shop, (She is a Trained Nurse) and she ensured for Continue reading
“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”…Warren Buffet
What is a Business?
According to Business Dictionary, it is defined as, “An organization or economic system where goods and services are exchanged for one another or for money. Every business requires some form of investment and enough customers to whom its output can be sold on a consistent basis in order to make a profit”. http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/business.html
It was also defined as,” A business is defined as an organization or enterprising entity engaged in commercial, industrial, or professional activities. Businesses can be for-profit entities or non-profit organizations that operate to fulfill a charitable mission or further a social cause”. https://www.investopedia.com/terms/b/business.asp
So you are doing business once you exchange value for money right? Either service or goods, once it’s exchanged you are a businessman or woman. So what is left is to define Continue reading