Saheed Oladele – 8 Smart Reasons Why You Should Opt for the Entrepreneurs Route

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The thought of becoming an entrepreneur — starting a business — is scary and intimidating. But there are several genuine reasons why you should take that route now, so you won’t regret starting out late in the future. What? That tough, tricky, and lonely route? Yes, you read right.

Entrepreneurs are the hope of tomorrow, future decision makers, and world transformers. Take a smart look at a successful entrepreneur and tell me you don’t wish to be like him. Perhaps, you don’t like his lifestyle, but how about his income?

No one is born an entrepreneur nor did anyone suddenly wake up to become one. All entrepreneurs launched by taking the “start leap” — they all started out somewhere.

If you’re still contemplating on whether or not to become an entrepreneur and more importantly, to start now, here are smart reasons why you should take that leap to start now: Continue reading “Saheed Oladele – 8 Smart Reasons Why You Should Opt for the Entrepreneurs Route”

Ajibola Buriamoh – 4 Innate Qualities Ladypreneurs Need to Win in a Mens Dominated Market

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If you’re a woman living in any of Africa’s largest economy like Ghana, Uganda, Namibia and Nigeria, you’re most likely to run a business than your husband, brother, uncle or son.

On the flipside, living in North Africa, the men in your life have three times more chances to run a business than you do, the Fortune Magazine stated in one of its publications.

Top jobs in business and politics are held by men as the percentage of women in the workforce is on the decline. The percentage of women in the workforce has stagnated by about 55%.

In Nigeria, the campaign to run a women-inclusive government opened doors for women to move up the corporate ladder as gender inequality thins out. Continue reading “Ajibola Buriamoh – 4 Innate Qualities Ladypreneurs Need to Win in a Mens Dominated Market”

7 Ways to Boost Your Staying Power on Anything – Learning the Rodeo Way

Rickie Ringer, of Cocoa Beach, Fla., rides during the Championship Bull Riding event at the Kane County Fairground in St. Charles, Ill., on Friday, July 16, 2010. (Andrew A. Nelles / Photo for The Courier-News) el18_bullriding_S1 38209 7/16/10
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Even if you’ve not been to a bull riding event, sure you must have seen this sport on ESPN or other short documentaries.

Bull riding or rodeo is a daring 8 seconds sport. The rider’s job is to remain at the back of a bucking bull for 8 straight seconds to be counted as a qualified ride.

The rider must fasten one hand to a braided rope on a bull weighing between 1,700 – 2,200 pounds depending on the competition.

Rodeo sport tests strength, stamina, guts, grit and ultimately staying power. A rider confirmed that his nervous moments are seconds before the race where he’s in chute feeling the puffing and rage of an angry bull before he’s released into the arena to be bucked really hard by the raging monster.

In the core of this eight seconds ride, a bull rider’s best friend is the bull fighter or rodeo clown who takes position in the arena to help distract the raging bull when the rider hits the dirt. Continue reading “7 Ways to Boost Your Staying Power on Anything – Learning the Rodeo Way”

You vs. the Dalmatian – A Lesson on Leading the Wilfully Independent.

Baby Siena, 6 months old, riding a Dalmatian in play-bow

The 1997 action comedy movie, the ‘101 Dalmatians’ adopted from Dodie Smith’s 1965 novel had parents misconstrued about the Dalmatian breed. They bought the Dals in large numbers without knowing what to expect from the breed. The population of Dals grew so much at that time because of the unscrupulous act of greedy backyard breeders who bred the dog continuously for gain. Parents who bought these pups were overwhelmed by the demands of keeping them. Continue reading “You vs. the Dalmatian – A Lesson on Leading the Wilfully Independent.”