On the 24th day of July, 2008 when I was going fully into the business world (after spending couples of years as “part-time entrepreneur”), I knew the road was not clear and the map was not obvious.
But, anyway (as Steve Job said), I believe the dot would connect itself somewhere along the line.
I was having about #8,500 and it was very stupid to think of starting a business with that meager cash.
Anyway, I believed the dot would connect itself.
Today, by the grace of God, the dot has connected itself.
You ability to dare prison is what will lead you to palace.
The secret of greatness (in all generation) is to start planting, even when the weather is not favourable.
So many of you (dear friends and elders) who are reading this have a dream of starting a business but you’re waiting for a perfect time, perfect idea and enough capital.
That’s why you’ll never start.
Look at this very website you’re right now, ABC.
Today, ABC is the most influential business blog in Africa.
That is impressive, isn’t it?
I was ASHAME of myself the first time I saw the first design of this website, because it was too ugly.
Plus the fact that nobody knew us (and we never knew we’ll get to this exact height).
Today you can see a good website, hosting hundreds of Africans every day, changing lives along the line.
In the beginning, it was not so.
What then is my message today?
If you don’t have courage to start stupidly, you will never start.
If you don’t start, you’ll get to nowhere.
If you keep on waiting for the perfect time, perfect idea, needed resources, you’ll still be where you are now, in the next 7 years.
Go out and start that business, small and stupidly, if the need be.
Keep on learning along the way and one day, the dot would connect itself.
i love you!