Sunday, 8 January 2017

THE BUSINESS IN YOU DAILY: Strategies for Maximizing Opportunities in the New Year

Remy Chukwunyere writes from Imo State....

Dear, IYB readers, welcome to your daily business startups tonic. I was tempted to say… business startups tonic for youths but I quickly realized that these messages are also helping adults already in business.

So, today, we are going to continue our discussion on maximizing opportunities as they come in the New Year. To prepare us adequately for this, I would like to share with you one of the most important global facts you need to know, which is the fact that passion builds successful businesses.

• Passion Builds A Successful Business

Let me begin by asking you this one million dollar, purpose discovery question… What is it that you love to do so much that you can do it for free every day? If you’re able to answer this question sincerely, you are already on your way to success because; what you are passionate about is tied to your talent, which is God’s calling and purpose for your life.

I am sure, you have seen people that abandoned their degrees and professions and followed after their passions. Last year, I spoke in a conference organized by the Nigerian Medical Students Association (NiMSA) in Port Harcourt. In that conference, I thought discussing what I entitled “Pursing your Passion above your Profession” would have been a hard nut to crack but it turned out one of the best sessions they had because, it was very glaring that some of them were forced into the medical profession against their passions.

That’s an indication that, unfortunately, many people are not passionate about what they are doing to earn a living. According to Warren Buffett, “you should be engaged in a job that makes you want to dance to work every day.” That means, if you want to enjoy real success and be fulfilled in life, you must be bold to follow after your passion because; it’s only passion that builds successful businesses and careers.

According to one Chinese philosopher, “if you choose a job you love, you will never have to work a day in your life.” That’s the way to actual fulfillment in life. As a youth or young professional, I want you to know that every successful person in this life has spent countless hours doing for free what they are now being paid to do. What is fundamental is for you to take the first step. No one is good at something the first time he or she does it and every job has an internship that you must pass through.

My dear, it’s not late yet for you because, your passion can become your profession. That’s what we do at the Youth Cooperative and Enterprise Academy. We help you turn what you love to do for free into a business venture, so that you can be paid actually carrying out your hobby! Isn’t it interesting? Sign up now at or call me on 08038702075

Many thanks for your time and Happy Sunday!


Disclaimer: Comment expressed do not reflect the opinion of Isaac Yoma