Happy New Week people! 🙂
I was almost not going to post anything for Monday’s Inspirational Drive today.
Lack of motivation/laziness/ maybe I just don’t feel like writing because I had a scheduled post but just didn’t feel like today is the right time to publish it.
BUT a particular word has been ringing in me…
I had some runs to do with my principal(yeah, I’ve attached to a firm now, I will give you guys the full gist later)
State judiciary is currently on strike so that means that cash doesn’t really flow from clients like it usually does.
My principal was talking about something with a man at somewhere where we went to and something rang in me.
The man said “I don’t care about ***** (insert different things you don’t care about here) as long as they pay me my salary”
And I thought, “Oh, that’s sad”.
Why is it sad you ask?
We’ll get to that in a jiffy…
As we went on to another errand again, a lady with us said “them never pay me my salary na”
And my principal said “you don’t need salary to live, you are a big girl nah”
Well, that was what my principal said but what I heard personally was “you don’t need salary to live, you should have multiple streams of income.
If you are currently relying on just your salary to survive, so much so that you currently can’t live for the month without your salary, then that’s just plain sad”
I won’t lie to you all, currently, as a youth corper, if my 19,800Naira does not come in per month, I will literally STARVE!
And I hate the situation to no end.
I absolutely do not like it.
I know that some of you read my goals for the year and one of it is to set up my own business… but that plan hasn’t risen off the ground for some reasons that I will share in good time(I can’t sound the gun before the horse)
But I know this with my heart…
I don’t want to be a lady whose livelihood is dependent on an alert from her place of work at the end of the month.
What happens if that alert doesn’t come in?
I’ll probably be reduced to begging people or be left with compulsory dieting and trekking things(God forbid)
So yes, I am a lawyer and yes, IÂ should be practicing Law and all but I do not see that being the ONLY thing that I will do.
Yes, you are a banker/engineer/architect(insert other disciplines here), but no, your only means of livelihood shouldn’t be from your employer.
I think it’s about time we start thinking out of the box.
What else can we do that can bring in income for us?
Could it be that skill that we look at casually?
Could we turn that hobby into a money making machine?
Some people only got to know this truth when they received their sack letter from their places of work.
May that never be us!
We know this now, so we can work towards getting stuff off the ground. Don’t wait till you are forced to leave your job before you know that you should have a side hustle.
I am thinking and we should all be thinking.
I wish us all a year of fulfillment of our dreams.
And there’s an event for all enterpreneurs that will be happening soon in Lagos..
Africaâs Biggest e-Business Fair to Hold Feb 21st, 2015
Connect Nigeria is pleased to announce that its second annual e-Business Fair will hold on February 21st 2015 at Eko Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos. The events starts at 9am.
In 2013, over 2,000 people turned up for the e-Business Fair and learnt about e-Business as well as necessary skills they needed to develop in order to take their businesses to the next level.
With this yearâs theme being âe-Business and The Growth of Your Enterpriseâ, it is anticipated to be Africaâs biggest e- Business Fair. Union Bank, MasterCard, Etisalat, Microsoft, Google are among the sponsors as well as FirstMonie, Skye Bank, Heritage Bank, JMG, Terragon Group, and Leatherworld. Some representatives from each organisation will be speaking on the day.
Media partners include Nigeria info 99.3Fm, Bellanaija.com, IN3K8 Media and proshare, webTV.
Speakers also include representatives from Tranzit.ng, Hotels.ng, Jovago, Supermart.ng and many others.
There will be raffle draws, and prizes such as ipads, laptops, and other useful gadgets to help and support businesses will be distributed.
Last year, several lucky attendees won various tech-related prizes and this year promises many more. Expecting over 5000 businesses and visitors this year, Connect Nigeria assures you that this is an event that you donât want to miss.
Donât miss out on #Africasbiggestsmeevent.
I attended the one for last year when I was in Lagos and I know that people will benefit from this.
Registration is free and can be done at www.connectnigeria.com/bizfair.
See more here.
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I will love to share lessons learnt with you as we all walk on our road to success/walk in purpose.
Have a great week ahead,