No one ever said it was easy being an entrepreneur. Whether you're in the early stages of your statrup, just secured funding for your startup or you are ready for product launch, there will always be those three components when you ask yourself if this whole entrepreneur thing is worth it. Instead of giving up and throwing-in the proverbial white towel, this forum will help in giving you all the motivation you need to achieve your result.
Looking at this topic subjectively one can clearly say the answer to the question is hard-work, but at the same time there are debates from different people who tend to think that richness comes through luck and that no matter how hard someone work he will not get rich if he is not lucky enough. I have had this argument with so many people but despite the variations in opinion, one thing was clear, hard work must be involved no matter the factors that aids for one’s uplifting towards getting rich. There must be an atom of want and desire which will inherently push one into achieving a dream in life
According to Mark Zuckerberg, allowing it to impose on you is uncalled for. You don’t have to be phlegmatic in other to be a perfect Christian. One major reason poverty is on the increase is when we believe that we’re not in control. Which as a result, makes us dormant. We fold our arms and wait for manner to fall from above, or for a billion dollar car to mysteriously come up from the ground. NAH. One principle that every great entrepreneur knows is that, we shape the world.
The future is as a result of our decisions and actions. There’s no one controlling your life or career from a control room. You make your destiny through your works. Rare incidents do happen which we usually attributed to miracles or luck; that however doesn’t mean we should fold arms and wait for such rare phenomenon in other to hit it big. It exist, but must we wait for it? Most choleric entrepreneurs don’t like the idea that they are not in control of their life. They work hard toward achieving whatever target, having in mind that its realization lies within them.
My favorite quote has always been; ‘Success is not by accident ‘. It’s not something that comes about by random incident nor does opportunity grabs you into utilizing its benefits. You make them happen.. Wealth comes as a result of seeing an opportunity and grasping it when it’s still green, when the gold liquor is still within. You make it by tapping into opportunities. Sometimes when the opportunity refuse to present itself, you create it.
This reminds me the advent of the computer anti-virus. A team of programmers needed a way to make money.. There were no gigs, no contract.. The opportunity to make money wasn’t there. They had to create a virus that’s capable of altering computer functionalities. Later on, they created an anti-virus as a solution to the problem they created. Today, they earn billions of dollars each time you renew your anti-virus software.
Sometimes, we don’t always wait for an opportunity.. We create it!
What has destroyed many individuals in business is when they attribute failure to unseen forces. They spend time and energy battling their own shadow. The business world is ruled by rules.. Sometimes you play by the rules and get to your destination.. Some other time, you’ve to bend the rule a bit to make a difference. In rare cases, you completely break the rules and make an impact that will never leave the sand of time.
I’ve seen Atheist who are among the richest in the world. I have seen Muslims who are billionaires. I’ve seen Christians who have made so much money in business. The business world is not ruled by faith or beliefs, its ruled by rules. Wealth is as a result of series of decision, choice, planning and hard work. The initial stage of entrepreneurship is hell. This is the most scariest factor that has made many prospective entrepreneurs employees, but if you hold on and keep pushing further and further, It starts to get easier. It’s when you have passed the stage of infant establishment will you know that making money is the easiest thing to make.
It doesn’t matter your religious belief. It’s not about blessing or curse.. It’s about you charging forth to make things happen. It’s about you striving to make a difference.
Let me ask you; is wealth by hard work or blessing?. Please leave your comments below.
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Being a young entrepreneur is difficult, no matter where
you are from. But in Africa, the challenges are often far more emphasised.
Resources, financing, mentorship and supporting services are even scarcer. Yet
despite this, the continent’s youth unemployment is higher than elsewhere,
and for many young Africans, entrepreneurship is less of a choice, and more of
a requisite for survival.
year the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for entrepreneurs between the
ages of 15-22, identified a handful of young entrepreneurs who are
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Nteff Alain is the winner of the 2014 Anzisha Prize and is the entrepreneur
behind GiftedMom, an e-content platform for pregnant women.
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story. The wall of challenges an entrepreneur faces can quickly de-motivate
someone from following through on their vision. …
Mark Elliot Zuckerberg is an American computer
programmer and Internet entrepreneur. He is a co-founder of Facebook, and is currently its chairman and chief
executive officer. Zuckerberg
launched Facebook from his Harvard
University dormitory room on February 4, 2004 with college
roommates and fellow Harvard students Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes. The group then introduced Facebook to other college
campuses. Facebook expanded rapidly, reaching one billion users by 2012. During
this time, Zuckerberg became involved in various legal disputes brought by his
friends and cofounders, who claimed they were due a share of the company based
upon their involvement during its development phase. Early
Life Mark Elliot Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984, and
grew up in the suburbs of New York, Dobbs Ferry. He was the second of four
children and the only son in the educated family. Mark’s father, Edward
Zuckerberg, is a dentist and mother, Karen Zuckerberg, is …
Étienne Arnault was born on the 5th of March 1949. He is a
French business magnate, an investor, and an art collector. Arnault is
the chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of LVMH, the world's largest
luxury-goods company. He is the richest person in France and the fourth richest
person in the world according to Forbes magazine,
with a net worth of $75.5 billion, as of March 2018. EARLY LIFE After graduation, Arnault joined his father's company,
in 1971. In 1976, he convinced his father to liquidate the construction
division of the company for 40 million French francs and to change the focus of the company to real estate.
Using the name Férinel, the new company developed a specialty in holiday
accommodation. Named the Director of Company Development in 1974, he
became the CEO in 1977. In 1979, he succeeded his father as president of the
company. CAREER In 1984, with the help of Antoine Bernheim, a senior
partner of Lazard Frères, Arnault acquired the Financière A…
Gates is an American business magnate, who co-founded Microsoft, the world’s
largest personal computer software company. He consistently rank in the top
list of the world wealthiest people, he is one of the world best known
entrepreneur of the personal computer revolution. He is also the world most
generous philanthropist, who has donated over $28 billion to charity. Here are
his top 10 rules for success. 1.Have
you are going to start a company you need so much energy that you use to
overcome your feeling of risk. At the beginning it’s going to look so scary
especially given that you don’t have any experience as in the case for most
startups, you are going to make a lot of mistakes but if you have so much
energy rushing through you, you will be able to overcome your mistakes and that
of your team, you will also be able to guide your team into achieving the
desired result because energy is contagious. 2. Have
a Bad Experience: Bill
Gates is a college dropout who d…