Some were born with silver spoon,some with nothing (no spoon at all).Either way, one great requirement for greatness remains the ability to keep moving, to never quit, to not stop trying things out until some thing works out.Thats the lesson of the stories of the people in this article.
Keep trying,Don’t quit!
1.Jason Njoku – Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Iroko Partners.
Jason Njoku is now one of the most prominent entrepreneurs in Nigeria. However, many people know what he passed through to achieve his today’s success. Even though his first few attempts to run business lead to failures, he did not give up and continue moving towards his dreams and goal. Thus, in 2010 he decided to purchase content rights for his new startup, IrokoTV, alongside his friend and business partner later, Sebastian Gotter.
Still, they were able to get housing and basic necessities and earn a stable living over time.
He started a computer repair shop before starting Company Folders in 2003. Company Folders, Inc. is an innovative presentation company that has won multiple awards including making the list of Inc. 5000’s fastest growing private companies in America in 2015 and 2016.
“My motivation is my desire to never go back to that lifestyle,” Gendelman said about life in the Soviet Union.
“Sometimes, the best motivation is not what someone says to you – it’s what you’ve experienced yourself.”
3. Nnamdi Ezeigbo
Nnamdi Ezeigbo is both the founder and CEO of Slot Systems Limited, as well as the co-founder of the Tecno and Infinix phone brands.
He graduated from Lagos State University in 2001 and started working as an apprentice who was to repair computers. Then, after becoming an independent business owner and has made his customer base, Nnamdi Ezeigbo began selling computers.
He was also asked by many customers to sell mobile phones. And of course, he could not lose such an opportunity to multiply his income and decided to expand his business by selling mobiles.
4. Harriet Mills
Imagine that you’ve just had a baby, and you’re suddenly laid off from your job with little-to-no savings.
How would you react?
That’s exactly what happened to Harriet Mills and she did the unthinkable:
She didn’t panic.
Instead, she took a class at a local sip & paint studio.
After a few glasses of wine, she realized what she had to do.
She created her own company called Wine & Design, which grew from a single location to 75 across the country.
In the process of such phenomenal success, Harriet found what had been missing from her so-called “safe corporate job:”
A healthy work-life balance in a fun, family-focused atmosphere.
5. Ibukun Awosika – Entrepreneur, and Founder of The Chair Centre Ltd.
Ms Ibukun Awosika wanted to become a medical doctor when she was in secondary school, later on, architect but eventually ended up graduating with her first degree in Chemistry from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife). She also took many free electives in accounting as she had keen interest in banking.
Since a bank job didn’t materialize, she took a sales job at a furniture company. Three and a half months later, she resigned her position to set up her own furniture manufacturing company, Quebees Ltd, from which The Chair Centre Ltd later evolved. She started in January 1989 with 2 carpenters, 2 sprayers and 2 upholsterers from the back of her father’s house. Today she has grown her business to a net worth of more than three billion naira ($18.6 million).
Hope you are not only motivated but inspired?
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