Somedays I got entombed with despair and all I wanted to do was wail.
Other days I just wanted to disappear especially when I was in dire-straits.
Business/entrepreneurship can be challenging.. the terrains can be undulating and unpredictable with daunting figures, deadlines to meet and clients to satisfy even when the numbers don’t add up. Most people don’t see you navigating through the drudgery and meandering through the losses before you attain a stable altitude.
They say You have to work! So you can Chop…but sometimes you end up working like an elephant and eating like an ant.
Mine has been a story of humble beginnings but I am ever grateful to God.
There are times when it got tumultuous and down-right crazy! The ups…The downs …the In-between”s…..The unforeseen circumstances
I remember once when I was at my wits end…I almost cried and I kept telling myself; don’t do this…you’ve passed this level… you can fix this…but then my emotions got the best of me and my tears had a mind of it own. I felt them roll down my cheeks, warm and torrential . Surprisingly I smiled, and I thought to myself; “if this didn’t happen, how would you have learned to prevent this the next time?”
Then I remembered Witter Bynner words
“The biggest problem in the world could have been solved when it was small.”
What went wrong? How did I let this happen? My brain was on a rampage trying to figure out this and that all at the same time.
Never underestimate the power of mentorship and the gains of understudying successful business models.
There was a time I had a 30th wedding Anniversary celebration coming up in a couple of days and the souvenirs I was supposed to deliver for a 1000 guests were held up at the Apapa Port.
Oh my God! Why now? I lamented.
Why did Customs decide to embark on a strike action now?
What am I going to tell my clients?
I couldn’t afford to disappoint them.
My thoughts were racing. I was distraught.
Beep! Beeb! Went my phone.
I was jolted back to reality by the recurrent buzzing…It was my client calling .Not now’ I muttered under my breath as I picked the call. Good Morning Ma” I said, while trying to put my self/thoughts together and switching on my professional sales pitch voice ,hoping that it did not convey the zugzwang situation I had found myself.
Somehow I got through that unscathed with valuable lessons learnt.
Occasional Scarred but never charred.
Today we mark 5 years in business.
We appreciate the love and support from all our clients, friends, family and loved ones.
For you, we strive to be better everyday so that we can offer premium products and services at the best prices.
It’s been 5 years of Sticking-To-It.
It’s been 5 years of Learning and Fixing .
It’s been 5 years of researching .
It’s been 5 years of pushing .
It’s been 5 years of YES I CAN.
It’s been 5 years of trying to get it right
It’s been 5 years of finding new and innovative ways to solve old problems.
5 years of labor that God has crowned with favor and success.
To God be all the Glory
Thank-you Lord for your Grace .
Thank-you everyone… see you at the 10year mark.