Live daringly, boldly, fearlessly. Taste the relish to be found in competition -in having put forth the best within you” ~ Henry J Kaiser
“You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win” ~ Zig Ziglar
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 CEOs sharing with us this week…. Stay inspired, dream big and work towards winning.
Ron Oseji, CEO Open Stages Incentives Ltd.
The best advice I have received thus far in business I got when I attended a seminar with Mr. Kunle Sorinyan. He said to me; focus on building a business that will add ‘value’ and not to think of getting money first but adding value. People will pay you for adding value to their lives. That has been my driving force ever since. That propelled me to building competences that will help me render value. It has consolidated my quest to build a strong brand that will be known both home and abroad.
Peter Aleogena, Architect and Entrepreneur
The best advice I have ever received was given to me by my Sister many years ago, I was still in High School then. She said “Only the wise and the strong will survive” and that has stayed with me and has kept me going ever since.
Any time I’m faced with a difficult situation or a setback that makes me feel discouraged, I remember her words and I draw strength to keep pushing forward. I always pray for strength and wisdom, and I read a lot too.
Olabanji Opoola, CEO of Kraft-Maid Décor Services Ltd Nigeria (industrial Design & Glass Technology)
The best advice I ever received was from Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple, he said and I quote-
“Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, HAVE THE COURAGE TO FOLLOW YOUR HEART AND INTUITION. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is Secondary,” this made me pursue my dream to become a successful entrepreneur, and not minding what people would say or think, I know anything my mind can conceive and my heart believes, I can achieve.
Ubah Jerry Ikechukwu, CEO Goldspring Cleaners and Allied Services
The most influential advice I have had concerning my business is Dhirubbai Ambani’s quote “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to help them build theirs!” This motivated me to quit my job and start my own business which I always dreamt of. Today my least paid staff earn better than I was in my former job.
Harrison Ejiofor Ogagwu, CEO Cosmic Ray Paints and Chemicals.
The best advice I have received is from Harold Klemp, That God cannot do for me what I cannot do it for myself. Meaning that in whatever I want to achieve in life I should put in one hundred percent of my effort. He changed my view about miracle, knowing fully well that it does not happen in a vacuum, this understanding has been driving me, most youths have this misconception about life and leave what have to do for their selves expecting God to do it for Them.
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