Who Is An Entrepreneur? It's a good thing to start with a clarification of who an entrepreneur really is. The words entrepreneur and entrepreneurship are buzzwords currently. There are several definitions by different people. My goal in this series is not to bore you with some academic jargons, but to simply show you what I … Continue reading THE MAKING OF AN ENTREPRENEUR – PART 2
Made, Not Born Entrepreneurs are born, but successful ones are made. What do I mean? Every one born of a woman is a potential entrepreneur, but not everyone becomes a successful entrepreneur. Let me put it in another way: there isn't a thing as entrepreneurship gene. Even if there is at all, if anyone has … Continue reading THE MAKING OF A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR – Part 1
By Jonah Sunday I Don't Have A Potbelly. I'm sure you know a few people who have potbellies. I don't know if you like them, but I am not really a fan of potbelly, and I'll ensure I don't have one for few reasons. One, I don't know if my wife would love a man … Continue reading WHY YOU SHOULD BE A WRITER
Welcome to the fourth part of the "Unfortunate Sailor's" series. In part two and three we talked about how you can identify wasters in your life, career, and business. Today we will talk about what not to do with the wasters after recognizing them. One thing you should not do with the wasters is to try to accommodate them, change them or even struggle to move forward with them. It will be a futile effort.
In my previous post, I talked about how to keep Jonahs (wasters) away from your life, in order to avoid needless pain(s). However, that is only necessary for those who are not having Jonahs in their lives already. What if there's a Jonah in your ship now; what would you do? Let's take a look … Continue reading IDENTIFYING THE JONAH(S)
Imagine waking up from your house in the morning to enter a business deal with a potential client. You doted all the 'I's' and crossed the 'T's.' You were very sure you were going to win the deal. Then, boom! Someone just came from nowhere in the form of a business partner, a neighbor, a … Continue reading THE UNFORTUNATE SAILORS – Part 1
7 Countries, 19 Students, 3 trainers, and 2 weeks course. Imagine you are in a class where you are the youngest and your course mates cut across seven different countries, backgrounds, origins and different levels of experiences, such as professors, doctors, and actors, who have been practicing even before you were born. This is the … Continue reading MAKING AGRIBUSINESS WORK – My Tale of ICRA course
According to the World Economic Forum, there are about ten soft skills in high demand that are necessary for you to thrive in the 21st Century and one of these skills is 'Critical thinking'. Humans make about 35,000 conscious decision every day, imagine if there is a tool that could subject your mind to making … Continue reading FOUR REASONS EVERYONE SHOULD BE A CRITICAL THINKER
Emotional incompetence often results from habits deeply learned early in life. These automatic habits are set in place as a normal part of living as experience shapes the brain. As people acquire their habitual repertoire of thoughts, feelings, and actions, the neural connections that support these are strengthened, becoming dominant pathways for nerve impulses. Connections that are unused become weakened, while those that people use over and overgrow increasingly strong. When these habits have been so heavily learned, the underlying neural circuitry becomes the brain's default option at any moment - what a person does automatically and spontaneously, often with little awareness of choosing to do so. Thus, the need for emotional intelligence (EI).
So far, we have seen that being broke and not wanting to work for somebody are really not great reasons to start a business. Let me introduce you to the third wrong reason. WRONG REASON 3: BECAUSE I HAVE AN IDEA. Yes, I mean it. Having an idea is not enough reason to start a … Continue reading WRONG REASON FOR STARTING A BUSINESS 3