Thursday, March 3, 2011
First was my attitude towards having a stellar hold on the English language. This was done by reading wide and noting new words, then writing them out with their meanings and the context in which I found them. This is like a prime stage in your quest for knowledge. It is a firm understanding of the language of the sources from which you wish to acquire knowledge.
The first major book I read was a book I borrowed from one of my old friends. It was 'Know your limits, then ignore them' by John Mason. That book blew me out. I wrote out a lot of points from the book that I have always fallen back to. I also went on to read 'The Miracle of motivation', also at that my friend's house overnight. He has a portion of his wardrobe in which he stacked books. Standing before those books at any time then used to challenge my wits. I didn't let this challenge end there, but I went on, alongside my brother to start buying books.
Since I embarked on that knowledge ride, I had since read over 65 books till my late teens. I also went on to learn the dynamics of Customer Relationship at 19 professionally, which was one major huge investment. I had many other things I would have used the money on, but I chose knowledge.
One final word, "Choose to pursue knowledge, for reading makes a man".
Tuesday, March 1, 2011
I remember when as a 15 year old, I represented my school alongside a few of my school mates at a self improvement seminar. It was an explosive one indeed, which happened to be one of the handful of seminars I had started attending since I was 13. I can never forget one of the mantra all around the auditorium, in the magazine and program outline. This simple but hard-truth mantra was Genius when young is divine. To understand it better, I like to break it with a comma-"Genius when young, is divine"
This points to the fact that starting any meaningful venture while young, whether intellectual, economical, physical or spiritual is golden. We cannot exhaust the list of young entrepreneurs around the world who have gained stardom in the current age and ages past. From Mark Cuban to Mark Zuckenberg, Bill Gates to Michael Dell, Jeff Bezos to Jerry Yang, Akianne to Ashley Qualls, just to wit. Some of these started being enterprising while in high school, some others dropped out of college, because its walls could not accommodate their blown-up minds. Actually that is what it takes to be Enterprising Young. You know, people calling you crazy, you rejecting some jobs because what is inside of you is bigger in the long run than what they have to offer now, or you offering to work for free because of what you can learn.
All the dynamics of young entrepreneurship are what we will be demystifying together in this blog. We will analyze the lives of young entrepreneurs around the world, study the lifestyle of those contemporary business giants who started early, probably when they were your age.
I can assure you that as you follow and contribute to this blogosphere, you will build the best morale you can muster to start out early in honing your skills, being the best at what you do, and building mega-million businesses. This blog also seeks to build a community of young great thinkers who are actively relating and sharing daily enterprise and entrepreneurship experiences. So, we would be glad to be your companion by following us on twitter and joining us on facebook. You can also find me on those social networks as Jesse Axton Onomiwo.