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Find it or love it NOW

Hey friends,

I didn’t write to you on this platform since March 2019. I would have loved not to abandon my blog because of you, but I can’t help it. I did pass through a phase I would describe as challenging, exciting and assuring. Howbeit, there’s one thing that gave me the courage to continue despite the regret I have. I regretted quitting my job last year. Why would I regret leaving the job I feel I don’t like and want to do for the rest of my life? Was it the people who made the workplace like the animal kingdom? Or I was simply not patient or too enthusiastic. Don’t be quick to judge me. I know someone will say I’m over-ambitious. No. My regret might cause you grief if you know what I regretted.

Let’s leave that story for another episode…

Since March 2019, I feel less motivated to write on my blog because I wasn’t making income from blogging. Time was ticking, and I was worried about how I could get the boosting right that I made at least 80% of my employment income within a year of self-employment. I want to have that record to help my coaching clients, but as It was in March, I was far away from that record.

I, therefore, decided to focus on writing for the Businessday newspapers only and limit my blogging, comments on Facebook and LinkedIn. I nearly entered into depression if not for the conviction that….I’m on the lane doing what I love to do and very ready to pay the price to get the prize. I’m going to end it as a Prize Winner by God’s grace.

I’m not bragging! Coach Babs is teaching a lesson in possibility. In the dark days, I was comforted by the fact that I will not regret my past. And that there is a future in my past. It’s just a matter of time! So, I used the last four months to focus on clients acquisition. I got some clients, and I can’t complain. I have the bragging right now. I can teach you how to make income if you have been axed at work or if you have not been doing anything after quitting your job involuntary. There is always a way out of every difficult situation. One good lesson is that you will focus more on your potentials once there is no fixed income coming your way.

Last week, a friend posted the above advert in a Whats-app group I am part of. It was Businessday’s advert showcasing her top columnists. Your Truly Babs image was first on the list. My boss for life wrote to me…’ It’s exhilarating to see you listed on the most informed opinion page of Businessday. Bravo, you were even first on the page. So proud of my boy. Please keep it up’-AAO.

Though my friends and boss are proud of seeing me listed among the above elites, I am more happy with the lesson this experience teaches me. Whatever you focus on magnify itself with time. The last four months was a problematic entrepreneurship journey for me, but I chose to remain dedicated to writing for the newspaper despite not being paid for it. I understand it is a stage I must pass through in the process of replacing the income I abandoned. I focused on a few stuff limiting my time with things that don’t add value to my situation: the social media news, some people and other distractions.

What phase are you passing through? What are you focusing on? I know the banking and other industries laid off so many people recently. A friend told me he noticed that people who exited their job voluntarily to start business succeed quickly than those that were forced out of employment. I agree with his position with some exceptions. You might be asked to go and thrive if you have the psychological capital or you have someone to show you the way. I over-emphasised the concept of Psychological Capital, finding your latent talent, understanding the business of your ability and passion in the book, take the lead.

I will be doing a seminar for people who might need help in transiting to self-employment or establishing their business in November or December 2019. I will at the event share what I regret most after quitting job in protest against ill-treatment of employees, how I overcome the initial stage of coping without monthly salary, how I leverage of my skills and relationships to get going from the first moment, how I lost and regained momentum and how I got established financially with massive fulfilment as a self-employed institution. I’m an institution in the making. Indeed profit is better than a salary.

If you feel this write-up meets you at a point of need, please be free to take this further with me.

If you feel it is all about me. Never mind, I was shy before I realised my calling as an investor in people, and I use my story to help others. Blessed are the people who are not offended. I am just trying to make a helping sense. After-all, Ben Murray Bruce is always trying to make a common sense.

A big thanks to my friends who subscribed to my books, especially my former colleagues in the banking industry. Whether you have made a payment or not, the books are in the hands of the people you gave it to, and they will forever appreciate you for that.

A massive thanks to the organisations I am helping to focus on the right thing and transform into institutions. Thank you to the individuals I am helping to be the best they can be in life. You are the best by using the endowment in me.

Till you read from me on my greatest regret since July 2018, I am sincerely your coach.

Truly Babs, truly yours.

Babs Olugbemi, FCCA

Founder, The Positive Growth Africa,

Chief Responsibility Officer, Mentoras Leadership Limited.

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Comments: 5

  • Maxwell A. Silas
    August 12, 2019 10:11 am

    Great one sir. I’m motivated!

  • Lanre
    August 12, 2019 11:19 am

    You do well bro

  • Biola Olorundare
    August 12, 2019 12:19 pm

    Babs there is nothing like doing
    what you like and everyone pass
    through post retirement stages as
    far as I am concern am happy to
    leave banking employee job and
    earning not monthly income no regular
    Pre determind income but leaving an
    Independent trading life with my family
    sacrifice and sweat is the best thing
    that motivate me

  • Simbo
    August 12, 2019 2:54 pm

    There is a planting time sir which you have diligently served, to say the harvest is coming is an understatement. Your season of harvest is here already. Thanks forbeing a source of ispiration.

  • Abiola
    August 20, 2019 9:57 pm

    Good and encouraging post.

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