“Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! And powerful things at that, when mixed with definiteness of purpose, and burning desire, can be translated into riches. ” ~ Napoleon Hill
“You’ve got to say, I think that if I keep working at this and want it badly enough I can have it. It’s called perseverance.” ~ Lee Iacocca
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 sharing with us this week…. Stay inspired, dream big and work towards winning.
Tayo Ayoade, CEO of MTS West Africa
Onuora Valentine Chinonyelum, CEO Golden Age Farms Ventures.
The best advice I received was from chidimma maria ezeogbuka – “The world is not waiting for your excuses why you have failed, but your testimony as to gear them towards building their own capacity.”
This inspires me to work towards success, as I realize, the world is waiting to hear my success story which I plan to tell without reproach.
Nubi Kayode, Internet Entrepreneur & Social Media Strategist
“We are happy because we are grateful, and not grateful because we are happy. “ We should be grateful for every moment we have, because with it comes opportunities, and if you miss those opportunities, there is no cause for regrets, as another moment follows also filled with opportunities.
So, Stop. Look. Go. Be grateful. Be Happy.” – paraphrased from David Steindl-Rast’s TED talk. (http://www.ted.com/talks/david_steindl_rast_want_to_be_happy_be_grateful.html)
This definitely changed my thinking as an entrepreneur, business person, and ultimately human being.
Luther Lawoyin, CEO of PASSJAMB.COM.NG
“live the life you love, and love the life you live.” A classmate in Senior Secondary School, posted those words on the hostel wall, I was a science student but I knew then I would have been better off as an arts student but it was too late. Going forward I made sure to choose to do what I loved from then on, with no regrets today, I can say it’s the best advice I ever got.
The conclusion, “love the life you live” in the statement gave me a balance of responsibility towards living the life I love. Its a sort of a mantra now.
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