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 and if I stop here, I would believe that just committing to excellence and consistency would make all the difference and make you a Lifetime Century entrepreneur.
However, I should highlight that not everyone has to be an entrepreneur in terms of starting and running a business. However, everyone can be an entrepreneur in their own way by being enterprising with their jobs, their hobbies and more. Entrepreneurship is about adding value and making money, it doesn’t mean you have to run a business. So, don’t feel any pressure to delve into it, quit your job or be a startup, just because. Why? Because business transcends your talent or skill and demands structure, processes around sales, hr, management, finance and so many other things you may have no interest in. There are so many great women like Ibukun Awosika who worked and are still working for people. Now she has a business, but she didn’t need one to make a difference.
But, if you have an interest in running your own business and you are a business owner, you already know it is not glamorous… Still, there are 7 great ways I will describe the 21st-century entrepreneurial woman, my 21st-century entrepreneurial woman, all based on things I have learned, experienced, have been, am, and becoming. This is a 7 pointer of my story, things you will probably never find on my bio, some I have never shared and as I share today, I hope it inspires you to create your own dent in the world as you become the 21st-century entrepreneurial woman:
First, The 21st Century Entrepreneurial woman:
When the bible discussed Proverb 31 woman, it went on to describe a million things that a woman should be and ended up giving one thing that supersedes it all. So, see this as a Proverb 31 kind of guide, there are 7 great ways I will describe the 21st-century entrepreneurial woman but above all else, she is a product of consistency and excellence. She is YOU!
Talk at Lagos Women Will Yaba, A Google Business Group event. June 29, 2019.
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