Monthly ArchiveMarch 2016

ByAdemola Morebise

Do not be in a hurry to start your own things

Before you can start your own company, it is essential that you know how things works. Frankly, there is no better way to learn how to start something unless you work for someone first and learn the ropes.

Sure, you can go ahead right now and start something, but then chances of failing are much higher and it all just leads to a big mess.

Experience is the best teacher, but it is only the experiences you survive that can teach you. You may be badly burned and scarred for life. It is way better to learn from the experiences of a master.

The best kind of education is not the type we get from reading books or attending seminars. Those ones rarely equip us with the hands-on knowledge we really need to get things done.

If you are not in a hurry to start something, you will be able to develop serious capacity and expertise to handle any challenge that comes up.

Mentorship and Apprenticeship are 2 concepts I never get tired of advocating for.

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Watching The World

 

ByAdemola Morebise

What is your story? What is your message?

How can we connect with you beyond mere words?

Stories spark emotions, they can set us on fire.

Great stories like how some 19 year olds dropped out of school to start companies that went on to takeover the world.

Stories like how people built up multi million dollar companies, starting with just $100.

Everyone is looking for stories, not just a rehash of dos and donts of success. Not a rehash of those 21 keys needed to live a successful life.

We all know hardwork and diligence is needed… We know. Seriously, we do know!

What we seek, crave and want to see is stories.

Stories connect us. Stories inspire us. Stories helps us to get the ball rolling.

I think its time to tell more stories, don’t you?

ByAdemola Morebise

Never you forget

We must never forget why we got to where we are.

We must never forget that it is our customers who put us in business.

We must never forget that the customer and their wallets are the real bosses.

We must never forget the initial days, when we started at ground zero and started signing up customers one after the other.

We must never forget the pride we felt when our customer base started crossing thresholds: 1, 000th customer, 1, 000, 000th customer and the big one: 1, 000, 000, 000th customer!

No matter what happens, we must never allow things go so bad that our customers will have to band up and stage something like “No Banking day” to protest about how unfair we have treated them.

Today has been declared “No banking day” by customers to protest against excessive banking charges and to vent out some of the anger. Yesterday, on Nairaland I found a forum thread uniting people who claimed GTBank had scammed them over the weekend and they want to settle it out in court.

It could have turned all out differently if only they cared a little more.