Author: Blessing Abeng

In my journey to help people discover the value they had to offer, the biggest question I have gotten in communities I lead is - “Blessing, I don’t know how to start. I don’t know where to start. How do I start?” If you are a creator or business and you’re facing this challenge then this interview was definitely curated for you. Seth Godin (an Author, Entrepreneur, and most of all, A teacher). I consider him a CSO - Chief Starting Officer. He loves for starting projects

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One of the key things I decided to be more intentional about this year is negotiation. I am actually good at it but I decided to step it up a notch and help you step yours up too.I learned that with negotiation, it is about knowing what you want, going after it while respecting the other person/party in the process.With negotiation, you always win when you have the right mindset. How? You get a price cut, salary increase, or higher revenueYou get an extra gift or compensation (life and health insurance, travel perks, remote work days, new position title, something intangible but valuable

Do you find it difficult to introduce yourself or succinctly encapsulate who you are and what you do in a sentence? Do you take a big gulp when asked "Tell me about yourself?" Are you skilled at doing things but find yourself being short-priced or not paid at all? Are you considering charting new waters with regards to career change or a newfound passion? Are you at a point in your life where you have decided to scale up and need people to take you seriously? Do you feel like you are better than you let on but for some reason, you are not living

I was really glad when I was contacted to be the Keynote Speaker of this great event. When I got the mail, I was thrilled, even though I stressed the team a lot about the little things about picture choice, etc. I sweat the small stuff because it is the small stuff that makes the difference. The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra and not many people are willing to take on that extra. The extraordinary is a product of a commitment to excellence and consistency. In the end, that is what truly makes the 21st-century entrepreneur