People like to dig and analyse people’s background affairs.
A homeboy was saying to me I wouldn’t be pursuing entrepreneurship had my parents not been doing ok. He meant, given otherwise, I would have been forced to take a job to keep things going in the family.
It got me thinking of how fortunate I am.
He has a good job and a family of his own. He badly wants to pursue a business interest of his.
People look at their situations; they find what seemingly impedes
One way to define Africa’s challenge is a lot of us do not know how to embed ourselves in the world economy, provide innovatively and freely without trying to rope in perceived gatekeepers.
Online Shipping System that Quotes Buyers Instantly to Anywhere in the World
At the backdrop of the South African Post Office having ‘going concern’ challenges, there are a number of local courier companies mushrooming. Interesting!
I am still not over the pain SAPO cost my book business last year when they went on strike for months.
We do not have bookstore distribution for my books in South Africa or across Africa. We use SAPO to ship. The post office is relatively cheaper. I so wish they had an instant online shipment-quoting-system, instead of having to go to them every time. Even better, a shopper instructed quoting system you can plug into web stores.
It got me thinking that the ability to sell online via an online store, where the customers, anywhere in the world, can instantly get a shipping quote, can be exponential for Africa’s growth.
We did some little research of what is available
These points are extracted from my upcoming book The Anxious Entrepreneur.
It was at about 3:35 pm. I felt I was about to faint or have a panic attack. The day was not going well. Over and above, I was overly tired.
It had been weeks since I had any ‘win’. Therefore I needed to hustle people on the phone even if it was 4:00 pm. I was desperate. For goodness’ sake, that time is around knock off time. A business pitch is the last thing they would want to hear.
A rejection email had heightened the panic. All these triggered my mind to think I have no hope: immediately, I time travelled in the past and the future. I saw no advantage of what my past has brought to today and I saw no light in my future.
Below is what I do to counter such episodes.
The theme of my upcoming book, The Anxious Entrepreneur, is anxiety defeats creativity and creativity defeats anxiety.
Anxiety and creativity cannot exist in the same space; one must make room for the other.
The other day I was preparing food. I wanted something different to what I usually make or can make. Given the kind of food available, it was a bit tough to think an unusual dish. Plus, my creativity is limited in the kitchen.
August is women’s month in South Africa and this connected to a story I heard Jill Scott share about her mother and upbringing on an interview with Mapaseka Mokwele on KayaFM.