GUEST POST : Creating and Taking Opportunities By Alli John Idemudia

It is said that opportunities come and go,and one must be ready and prepared to take them when they appear or you may never have them again.

Well, in my opinion, this is absolute nonsense.

Opportunities don’t come, one must create them and anything you create, you can take. It is absolute nonsense to believe that opportunities are like winds that must be captured before they are swept away. This notion only leads to hasty and often times disastrous decisions.

The truth is No one gives you an opportunity -you create your own opportunities, you go out there and wrestle opportunities to the ground and beat them into submission, you lure them out with sweets on a stick, you track them down and hunt them with an opportunity gun, you stay in their face until they give in – but no one gives them away. On a final note, always remember that each one of us is capable of achieving more than 100% of what we have ever done. Your potential should help you ‘shoot for the moon, because even you miss, you will still be among the stars.

Short but Powerful!

Alli John Idemudia is a trained Economist who major on financial investment and consultancy. He heads Jalli Investment and Consults

Alli John Idemudia

Alli John Idemudia

 

Four Laws of Entreprenuerial Success – Alli John Idemudia

Anyone can be an entrepreneur *at least, theoretically and in disney dreamland*. This is because every individual has the innate ability to think and reason out ideas, albeit in varying degrees.

However, it is saddening to note that very few actually become entrepreneurs. Most are stuck at the theoretical or at the ‘ideas stage’ while some even venture out on their ideas but give up after a few hard times. To be a successful entreprenuer, that is, a person who identifies business opportunities and turns those opportunities into profit for himself and the society at large, is not an easy task as many have come to realise.

Realistically, as ‘not so easy’ as it seems, it is possible for each and every individual who is determined and follows the four basic laws which are:
Law of vision,
Passion,
Hardwork and
Patience.

These four laws form the basic essentials for any successful entrepreneurial effort.

Vision serves as the propelling force of any entrepreneurial dream. It entails the mental picture of the end target for the entrepreneur. This is the motivation every successful entrepreneur must continually possess and fall back on during the hard times.

Passion is the fuel that pushes the entrepreneur towards the foreseen end target. Passion is what keeps the entrepreneur believing when others doubt, hopeful when others drop out, and pressing on when others fail.

Hardwork and patience is the car that must be fueled by passion and which drives the entrepreneur towards his vision. Many entrepreneur wanna-bes strangely believe that once they start out, success is just round the corner.
However, the truth is that success is not and never can be overnight.
Success comes to those who stick to their vision and work hard at it until they xperience the light at the end of the dark dark tunnel.

Finally, giving up should NEVER be an option for any entrepreneur who desires sucess. The starting point alway looks rough and unattractive but embedded in that roughness is the seed for an attractive outcome. No sucessful business that you envy today started big; they all started small and paid the price for greatness.

This piece was irked out of the pen of:

Alli John Idemudia, an Economist by birth and training. He’s an Investment Analyst and Heads Jalli Investment and Consults.