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The 5 Actions You Must Take to Beat the Fear Blocking Your Success In Nigeria

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The 5 Actions You Must Take to Beat the Fear Blocking Your Success In Nigeria

The 5 Actions You Must Take to Beat the Fear Blocking Your Success In Nigeria

Fear simply means false evidence appearing real. Fear is very natural. We all have our fair share of it. The difference between success and failure is how you handle these fears of yours.

Really it doesn’t mean the end of the world if you have fears. It could be on relationships, academics, career, business, or sociability. You just fear it.

It is all right.

You want to do something special, something unique, maybe start your own business or expand an idea in business or any field and you are feeling that you are not up to the standard.

It is okay but the truth is that you are. Did you hear that? You are adequate.

Remember the saying that your deepest fear is not that you are inadequate; it is because you are powerful beyond measure. Fear is a negative expression of your powers and when it is no longer a deciding factor in your life, you ride to greatness.

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You can beat it. Yea, it is very possible to beat the hell out of your fear. You can become that successful entrepreneur when you beat the shit out of your own fear.

How then do you do that?

These 5 actions you must take to beat the fear blocking your success in Nigeria are essential tips on answering the above question. Nigerians just like the rest of the world have endless possibilities but are being hindered by the enemy called fear.

Do not worry because they will be in the past if only you will adhere to the 5 actions you must take to beat the fear blocking your success in Nigeria

5 Actions you must take to beat the fear blocking your success in Nigeria

  1. You have fears, good. Face them

A problem known is half-way solved. That is factual and true. So you have fear or fears about something which you know is very important to you, man you are onto something.

I must be honest with you; you gotta face your fears. You have to do that head-on. Henry Ford once stated that “one of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his greatest surprises, is to find out he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do”

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There are challenges entrepreneurs face. In fact, the whole concept is built on overcoming series of challenges.

As an entrepreneur, you have to go through times of serious lows. You will be tested by and pushed by so many factors. You will want to innovate but you will find out that the outcome scares you. This is natural.

A starter also faces that fear of uncertainty concerning the outcome of the venture. This also is natural.

But you need to overcome this. It is one of the 5 actions you must take to beat the fear of blocking your success in Nigeria. You must face your fears and damn the consequences.

  1. Now that you are ready, why not get started

You don’t want to waste your whole life dreaming. You have got to get started. That your fear that I believe at this stage that you are ready to face, you have to get up and face them.

You are waiting for the right time, the time to be ready. Here is a buster for you; you might never really be ready. Drew Houston said, “If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying, planning, and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started”.

It doesn’t matter if your idea will win the Nobel Prize, nobody gives a damn about it if it is not working. It is only in your head and it is useless until you put that idea into a solid plan.

The inability to start up is the biggest obstacle to success and it is on that note that we are putting this as part of the 5 actions you must take to beat the fear blocking your success in Nigeria.

  1. Persevere and Grind

I see someone has started something. That’s cool. Tuale for your boss. It is really not easy. I know that for sure. Welcome aboard.

The work is about to get interesting and you are burying your fears deep under the ground. You have to persevere and grind it out. It is not always easy and your better senses might tell you to stop. The body is weak and responds to such requests. But you have got to what you got to do.

It is not about talent, it is about your willingness to grind it out against all odds.

  1. Quality is everything

One of the most important in our list of 5 actions you must take to beat the fear blocking your success is to emphasize on quality.

You are grinding it out and persevering against all odds, you might want to consider churning out quality results. This will help you build a brand and stay competitive. It is going to get you a loyal customer base and help improve your self-fulfillment.

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You might want to get into the comfort of mediocrity but it is really your ability to produce quality and respected products or services that distinguish you from others and buries your fears.

  1. Never, ever give up.

This is very important. Nobody makes it by giving up. Your breakthrough could just be at the corner. “Nothing is impossible until its done,” Nelson Mandela says. Impossibility is nothing and it is only found in the dictionary of fools.

When you start up something, there are usually uncertainties surrounding it. You will do well to remember that those uncertainties can make you quit.

You can quit my brother if you want. After all, you are not the first person to quit and you certainly won’t be the last.

However, quitters are not winners and winners are not quitters. People like Abraham Lincoln and Buhari Muhammad did not become president of their countries by quitting. Our advice is to stay strong and never quit.

We hope you get to trash your fears when you read these 5 actions you must take to beat the fears blocking your success in Nigeria.

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Ossi Samuel is a mafian thinker, an avid reader and writer, and political analyst. Am a humanitarian and fun loving person. I love Tech by the way and will always have your time if you have any ideas. I can be reached on Facebook

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How To Grow Your Side Hustle Into A Big Business In Nigeria

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Did you know that a lot of big businesses in Nigeria today began as side-hustles? With the advent of the internet, it is now possible to have both a side hustle that could bring you a lot of money and a full-time job at the same time.

So, what is a side hustle? A side hustle is basically a business you do part-time while retaining your full-time job. Sometimes, a side hustles has the potential of becoming a full-time business.

Having a side hustle, apart from giving you an opportunity to make extra money for yourself, can also be a good way to spend your leisure. However, turning a side hustle into a big business in Nigeria is not devoid of several challenges. So, I decided to dedicate a section of this discussion to address some of these challenges and the way forward.

Converting A Side Hustle To A Full, Big Business In Nigeria: Challenges and The Way Out

In Nigeria, our educational system teaches mostly theory and almost nothing about money or entrepreneurship. So, you’d have to educate yourself on what the education system failed to cover. Besides the faulty education system in the country, there is this misconception in the society that one always needs to have huge capital before starting a business. Well, that is not true most of the time.

Another fad that is widely circulated is that Nigerian banks do not grant loans to businesses that are just starting out. Well, you have to understand that money is attracted to fresh, new ideas and most Nigerian banks are open to helping such ideas to grow. However, in the absence of external aid, you can generate capital for your business from your savings; get a loan from family, friends, your religious circles and well-wishers. Interestingly, today you can easily save money with Sumobank and use it to finance your business startup.

As regards saving, a good book which can assist you is, “The Millionaire Next Door”. It is a classical book which teaches savings and how to survive below the income level.

Finally, there is this challenge of over-dependence on salaries or regular income without due consideration of how to grow that income. It is the mistake of one working for money instead of making it work for him or her.

These are all unique challenges any Nigerian must overcome when trying to diversify income by turning a side hustle into a big business in Nigeria.

5 ways you can overcome these challenges are:

  1. Educate yourself on finance and how to multiply money.
  2. Make your money to work for you
  3. Create an emergency fund.
  4. Start and grow a business.
  5. Collaborate with business partners.
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A lady working to turn her side hustle into a big business

Want to turn your side hustle into a full-time business? Read the 5 important tips below.

  • Design a Solid Plan

You cannot simply abandon your full-time job for your side hustle when you have no solid plan in place. You need a plan that outlines how your business will operate once it is fully functional.

Your plan should incorporate your business’ vision and mission statements, your business values, and the goals which you have in mind to achieve in your proposed business. Outline what your business would accomplish within the first 90 days of setting it up.

  • Make Everything You Can Automatic (i.e., Automate the Operations)

Today, you can find an app on the internet for handling any aspect of your business. Automating as many things as possible would give you free time to handle other tasks that could bring you much money since you have a limited time at your disposal daily.

So, from the set-go, acquire the necessary tools which would help you to automate your side hustle into a full-time business. You can use Buffer or Hootsuite, for example, to automate your social media posting and Canned Responses from Gmail to send out recurring mails.

  • Create More Leads 

Creating more leads for your business is the quickest way to grow your business and generate a favorable cash flow system for yourself and your business. So, invest a good amount of your time and energy in publicizing your business to get more leads (i.e., contacts – phone numbers and emails) who would sooner or later become paying customers. One way to do this is to create and distribute a lot of quality contents which will attract potential customers to your business.

One way you can do this (i.e., create content) is to start a blog and use it to reach your potential customers. This would give you the opportunity to build a customized email list for your business which you can use to push out (i.e. publicize) your new products, offers, and services.

  • Take Advantage of Freelancers.

Freelancers can help you to have an incredible amount of free time by helping you perform some heavy lifting in the business. Delegate some tasks and outsource them to freelancers and have a budget ready for their payment every month.

You can give them tasks like developing your blog content and managing your social media platforms while you handle the critical aspects of your business.

  • Create and Follow Your Schedule Religiously.

You must have a schedule with which you run the day-to-day activities of your business. This would really help your business to grow rapidly. You do not want to put too little or too much time into your business. So, create a schedule that would point out your working hours, what you do each time and the expected results.

It is not enough to have a schedule. You must endeavor to follow it to the letter to achieve success at the end of the day.

Conclusion

Everything is possible in life with hard work and determination. Anybody can begin from anywhere, even the lowest bottom and climb to the top.

In life, one essential asset you always spend but can never recover is time. So, time management is very important if you want to grow your business and you can do this with automation software. Besides doing things faster and precisely, automation helps to cut down on the time which could be wasted handling recurring tasks.

Are you involved in any side hustle or thinking of starting one soon? Let me know in the comments’ section of this blog. Thank you for the audience.

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7 Stupid Mistakes Young Nigerians Make That Is Destroying Our Generation

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There has never been a more woke generation like this current one and the behavioral trend is only getting worse that if nothing is done about it, i wonder what the next generation will look like.

This is African and what works in this part of the world is different from what works in the western world.

Today, I’m sharing with you the 7 mistakes young people in Nigeria are making that won’t result to anything good by Mildred Kingsley Okonkwo.

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In her video, she mentioned 7 dilapidating mistakes a lot of young Nigerians are making and it will shock you to see that you’re guilty of one or two if now all of them.

Kindly watch the Video below and do share.

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

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