Shine your eyes where you are. I don’t know where you are, but there are opportunities there. Everyone you admire, started from somewhere, you must be able to start from somewhere. The bible says: ‘Do not despise your days of little beginnings”. Start small and be willing to move to the top.
There are so many things you can do. At the office, I cannot buy recharge cards outside because my accountant sells them. I will rather buy from my accountant. The moment you underestimate the little money, you won’t go far.
People cannot maximize the opportunities they cannot see. That is why they have to call on God to help them; we are the handiwork of God that is what psalm 138 vs 8 say. Every of our desire can be accomplished by God.
According to Louis Pasteur Our success very much depends on whether or not we can seize opportunities in our life. This, of course, won’t happen by itself. You must do your part to make it happen. There are essentially three things you should do:
1. Preparing your mind
Following Pasteur’s advice, it is important to first prepare your mind. Preparing your mind means improving your skills and knowledge in your target niche so that you are ready to tap into the opportunities as they come. Without preparing your mind, you may be in the right time and place but you can’t seize the opportunities. They will just pass right in front of you.
2. Preparing others’ mind
It’s not enough to just prepare your mind. You should also prepare others’ mind so that they are aware of your skills and knowledge. When they have problems related to your niche, they should remember you, preferably as the first name in their mind. That way, they will become your channels of opportunities. It’s all about building your brand.
3. Maximizing your exposure
Besides preparing and branding yourself, you also need to expose yourself to as many potential opportunities as possible. Finding a lot of opportunities requires you to be out there. You need to be active and visible.
By doing these three things, you will increase your chance to seize great opportunities in life.
You must associate with people that will make impact in your life. On one is useless in life, you best will come out if you associate rightly. Young people must have a vision .Every one of us has been given gifts. There is a power on your inside according to Ephesians 3-20. You have to find a way of showcasing your gift and hang around people who can help you become better.
According to Bishop Abioye of Winners chapel
“Association is vital to every man in pursuit and fulfilment of destiny.
Who you follow determines what follows you.
Where you stand determines how and what you view.
You company determines your accomplishment.
Your location determined your allocation.
Your position determines your possession.
Your posture determines your posterity.
The direction you face determines the attraction you make.
Your association determines your influence”
Many people are destroyed not for the evil they did but for the company
the keep. Prov. 13:20. Ps. 1:1-3
Similarly, blessings and liftings are enhanced by reason of the
company we keep.
No human being can progress in life independently. God designed us to be inter-dependent or inter-linked. The human network is the channel God uses to promote people. In running with a dream or vision, upholding strong and sound relationships is vital.
Here is a powerful statement: “You are the same today that you are going to be in five years from now except for two things, the people with whom you associate and the books you read.”
When you associate with people, it is not just a matter of being found together, but a principle of the contagious sharing of life. We share our convictions, belief systems and aspirations. Not every relationship can be inspirational, so we should be selective, especially when it comes to matters of vision and destiny.
Relationships will either build us or break us. The choice is ours.
You can copy but add value to yours
Also there is nothing wrong in copying someone else, but don’t copy and paste. You can always add your own ideas to whatever you have copied. I don’t want you to be like Kudi, I want you to be better than Kudi.
People are impatient, they cannot pay the kind of prizes we paid, I cannot say because we are making money and I spend it anyhow. I must be able to account for whatever I spend. Its either you plan to fail, or plan to succeed.
Learning patience will serve you well—not just with gaining new business, but with building your brand and relationships. Most first-time entrepreneurs get easily frustrated and overwhelmed, which is understandable given the financial burden of their new ventures. But everything usually takes longer than what you’d expect. Being overly patient will get you through those first couple of months—and even years.
Warren Buffett once said, “No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.”
You’ve heard the saying, “If success were easy, everyone would be one.” There is a personal and professional price to pay when growing a successful business. It takes time, effort and persistence. Successful people have learned how to balance their personal and professional lives. A successful business owner knows that her future vision is powerful enough to justify the time and effort she must spend to get there.
You must decide if being a business owner is the right choice. Success requires work—and patience. Not all businesses and entrepreneurs are successful. And many business owners become impatient and give up before they’ve given themselves reasonable time to become profitable and successful.
Do you have the patience to succeed? Are you willing to nurture and grow a successful business? Are you willing to develop your skills and talents? Are you willing to persist all the way to payday?