“If you set your goals ridiculously high and it’s a failure, you will fail above everyone else’s success.” James Cameron “Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life”. –Dr. David M. Burns
“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.” Charles Darwin
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
This week on Whoot Africa’s best advice series, we share words of wisdom, a thought of hope, and inspiration in our own little way
Here are some CEO’s and inspirational personalities sharing with us this week…. Stay inspired, dream big and work towards winning.
Kabir Shagaya, CEO & Founder Zippy Logistics
The Best advice I ever received was from Late Mr Tayo Aderinokun, the former Managing Director of Guaranty Trust Bank; he explained to me that – “A lot of people are going to have money in this world, but not a lot of people are going to be respected for their intellect.” People hide behind their money; their knowledge and success doesn’t shine.
To be truly successful, you have to have something that when someone walks into a room, they know this is what you stand for. Money isn’t respected without intellectual success.
This is the best advice I have ever received and I am thankful because it has moved me to the next level.
Oyinkansola Alabi, CEO of Konnektors,1st Merchant of Romance
The greatest MEETING you would ever have is a MEETING with yourself. No one knows you like you do. So please take time out to discover and follow your PERSONAL LEGEND.
Lanre Olusola, Life Coach and CEO Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy
You have too much talent!
You are currently running 8 successful businesses, but imagine if you focus on just one. Shut down all your multiple businesses and Focus on one thing.
A friend of Mine Rasheed Yussuf told me this about 11 years ago. One of the Greatest Advices I have ever received.
At that time it seemed like he was crazy!! It seemed impossible!! But now all I do is “ONE THING” Coaching and Psychotherapy
Olatunji Owolabi, CEO and Founder of Hutbay
“Remember that these are times and days of much light and knowledge…and learning. Abhor, therefore one hour of idleness… Look that you lose not your precious time by falling in with idle companions or by growing weary of your studies. “ – Thomas Shepard (1637).
I came across this old advice in my first year in college and it has stayed with me all to this moment. It has helped me to see the need and opportunity in building value continuously as a person and into my business.
Honey Ogundeyi, CEO of Fashpa.com
“ Just do it! Richard Branson at the One Young World Summit in South Africa, sometimes the only person stopping you is you”
Agnieszka Lyniewska, CEO , Nikweli
“Do the right thing and the best you can by Harry Kraemer, simple yet powerful, provided clarity for stressful and tough situations.”
Alan Knott-Craig, CEO and Founder Project Isizwe South Africa
I have pages and pages of advice received from mentors I’ve had the good fortune of meeting along the way. My current favourite is “Go into the lion’s den” from Jonathan Proctor. In many ways this encapsulates the single most important attribute for any entrepreneur: Courage. We all have our fears. You must have the guts to do the thing you fear most, be it cold-calling, or public speaking, or reviewing an income statement. Whatever it is, face it.
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