I had a welcome hamper to finish up. It took most of my time because I had to make every item inside of it. Working on the hampers made me realize how much I love making things. I have had so many disappointments and this year just added to it but I’m trying to pick up momentum and get back in the game.
100 Day Challenge
I have not been able to work on the 100day challenge like I hoped. This week I’ll make more effort to manage my time better.
I took part in the Grant Cardone 10X challenge. Let me tell you something, I learnt so much. It validated some of my ideas and I gained new insights. I feel really motivated.
Today is the final week of HackUrCulture hackathon. We are supposed to present our prototype this week. One valuable thing I have learnt during this hackathon is to trust your instincts. You cannot be sentimental in decision making. It will cost you. I’ll spend the whole day on the prototype while I scout for new team members.
The #ENDSARS protests is ongoing back home. The stories I am reading is truly sad. Nigeria makes it hard for the youths. I was thinking of gathering data on innocent people that have been killed by SARS. Maybe a web app for people to remember their names and hear their stories. One thing with my country is when people make noise today, tomorrow they’ll move on. I just want it to be a virtual memorial. I did work on a template for this years ago but I never got to launch it. Maybe this is the perfect moment.
Spending time on the 10X challenge made me think of starting a podcast. But I want to speak to young people like me. I think it is important for young people to know that failure and challenges are part of life. You will have good, bad and ugly days. What matters is you remain focused on the goal ahead. I want people to know they’re not alone! It’s great hearing stories from celebrities but it would be awesome to listen to your peers and hear how they have been able to navigate their hurdles.
Lately I’ve been immersing myself in the business side of tech. Learning new things and improving on old knowledge.
One thing I can say is, Trust yourself. I find myself watching videos where the teacher mirrors my thoughts.
I do not have a business degree from Harvard but I do have an amazing instinct that is right 90% of the time.
I am beginning to realize my ideas are on point. The strategies I have in place for my tech company makes sense. I do not know how to explain it but God has my back. This path I am taking, now more than ever I am sure I made the right choice.
So if you’re an entrepreneur like I am and you are in the phase of confusion, take a moment to reflect on your thoughts. Do not doubt yourself. You already know what to do.
The best thing one can do is listen to their heart and stick to the path they have chosen. Letting people get in your head is the best way to sink your ship.
Please make peace with the fact that the people around you will not see the vision. Your parents will not see it. Your partner will not see it. Even friends will not see it. They will say things to hurt you, mock your idea or even suggest better things you can do with your time. It sucks! I know!
Do not try to change their minds, they will hurt your feelings. No matter how you try to explain your strategies, they will not get it. The vision is not for them, God gave it to you so it’s fine if they do not see it.
I am so confident in my dreams right now. I will not lie words do get to me. I am human but I remind myself of the vision and stay on track.
I have a good feeling about Keno.Tech. I really do. I trust myself and I know God is leading me to do the right thing.
There are days I fear I’ll probably break down because I’m trying to keep going and keep my head up.
These last few months have been alot.
From losing everything to starting from scratch.
I haven’t worked out in weeks. Taking one day at a time.
Some days I feel better and other days I just want to sleep.
I keep telling myself “everything will be okay, you will be successful”
I don’t know what is about to happen next. This whole situation has made me angry, bitter, moody and just plain sad!
Coming from a place where we are eager to help people. We’ve housed strangers at no extra costs. And now it’s like the universe is playing games.
You know like “no one is going to help you. I don’t care if you’ve been nice before”.
Hearing someone say “I do not want them in my house because they are Nigerians” is heart breaking.
I try to ask God questions but I’m not getting any answers. Or maybe I’m not satisfied with what He is saying. .
There must be some sort of reward for being kind. I don’t expect anything from anyone because of my kindness but it will be nice for the universe to give me a sign.
From having it all to just falling. I remember the moments people would reach out and my mom won’t hesitate to help. “Don’t pay back, it’s fine”.
Now GHC50 feels like GHC5000.
I don’t bother asking anymore.
I pray for the strength to achieve my goals and keep pushing forward regardless.
“After the storm comes the sunshine…”. I remain hopeful
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Life comes at you fast. In your moments of pain, anger and sadness, you begin to reflect on your journey.
Things are rough right now and someday I’ll blog about it. When my mom mentioned gratitude days ago, I brushed it off cause I felt I was truly grateful. I thanked God for his blessings but our conversation this morning made me realise that’s not entirely true.
You see we had it rough in Jos before coming to Ghana. God blessed us but our mindset never changed. There was this feeling of ‘it is not enough’ when in reality, it was overflowing!
I had to lose it all to see how blessed I was.
This morning, my mom asked me to move around the house and thank God for everything. For the spoons, the chairs…everything!
When I started, I broke down in tears. We have so much to be thankful for but the focus was on ‘things that are broken’.
I grew up wishing I had my own room, now I have a room to myself. My little sister has her own room!
I have a Mac book! Something I would see on the magazines and ask ‘God when’. I remember my Sony Vaio broke in Jos and there are days I would switch it on and stare at the white screen. Praying for some sort of miracle…
In our former house (at Regimannuel Estate), I had to craft in my room (it was messy all the time). Here, I converted the garage to my craft room. I was so consumed with the things that did not matter that I failed to appreciate what I had right in front of me.
I always dreamt of living in a duplex as a kid. Walking down the stairs this morning brought back memories of my childhood.
The staircase I took for granted, climbing up, down, up, down everyday while complaining about irrelevant things, was my wish as a child.
The house we lived in before this one had so many issues (structural). I was consumed by it all. Spent my days complaining.
But it was a beautiful house! We had that pool I always dreamt off (even tho I nearly drowned….story for another day).
I let so much consume me.
I got angry.
I became sad.
I look back at all God had given us that we took for granted.
We had it all but somehow it felt like we were still struggling.
I look back and realise how those around wished they could switch places with me. Now things make sense!
With my teary eyes, a heart full of so much pain, I say thank you God. You gave us all we ever wanted. You answered all our prayers but somehow we did not see. Even though our reality had changed, the mind was struggling to adapt.
I’m grateful for being alive. Waking up healthy. I survived a ruptured appendix. I’m still here….I’m grateful!
I’m grateful for my little sister.
I’m grateful for my mother. I remember how she drove from Jos to Taraba State because of government contracts. Many people lost their lives to accidents. Even in all her trials, she has remained healthy and strong. Many do not have their moms. I’m grateful God.
I’m grateful for the house you have blessed us with. Even in this dark moment, I walk around with a grateful heart knowing all will be well. This is temporary.
I’m grateful for the gifts I’ve been given. I took it all for granted, second guessing myself and doubting my abilities. God would never give me what I cannot handle.
I’m grateful for everything!
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