“So be sure when you step, Step with care and great tact. And remember that life’s A Great Balancing Act. And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and ¾ percent guaranteed) Kid, you’ll move mountains.”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
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.
Ekene Onu, Author and Motivational Speaker
Best advice I ever received. I can’t remember who gave it to me, but it was short and powerful – “Get comfortable with being uncomfortable”.
Being successful as an entrepreneur or author requires pushing yourself outside your comfort zone, that can feel extremely uncomfortable, and if you don’t accept it and get used to that reality, you will give up before you get to the point of success.
Femi Oke, Award Winning Journalist and Host of Al Jazeera’s The Stream
Be nice to people on the way up, as you’ll meet them on the way down!
Aliku Arthur, CEO of Nigeria’s FMCG The Red Oak Foods
The best advice i ever received as an individual was from my Pastor:
Do not quit or you will never be able to succeed in anything else. Inverted you could say this is your destiny; there is nowhere else to go.
As an entrepreneur was from a banker:
My Mother who sells IYAN (Pounded Yam) can keep better books than you can.
My bookkeeping was a problem; I did not see the warning signs on time. Though I did not stick with the OVERDRAFT, it helped focus my business.
Both of these events happened about the same time I was in a financial crisis and my business was in shambles so i needed a spiritual guide and financial assistance
As an entrepreneur, you could be in so much trouble that all you learnt in school will go out the window but they are also critical factors to your success if you can stay focused.
Tayo Olufuwa, CEO & Co-Founder JobsinNigeria.com.ng
For me my best Advice I ever received from my mum has been –
“The people that become successful in life don’t have two heads” , growing up it has really changed the way I see success, I believe if anyone can make it I should give it all my best.
Dele Bakare, CEO and Co-Founder of JobsinNigeria.com.ng
In the words of my Father –
“When there is a problem, don’t be okay with it, find a solution and do something about it” i have since applied this method in every part of my life and it’s working for me.
If you missed the previous parts of the best advice series, please click here .