Tuesday, 3 January 2017

THE BUSINESS IN YOU DAILY... You Need a New Mindset: Amazing Feedback from Readers


Remy Chukwunyere writes from Imo State.... 

Dear IYB readers, Good evening and welcome to Business in You Daily! Since yesterday I discussed the need for a new mindset if you must maximize the opportunities offered by Year 2017, several people have responded with very insightful and educating comments. In this edition, I will like to feature a few of the comments…

For Carol Kezziah Wambui, “Most children of civil servants find it exceptionally hard to venture into any business venture because their parents from an early age groomed them to be teachers, doctors, lawyers, etc. Most parents in pensionable employments despise the very thought of their children living without 'financial security and pension'. That’s why most times, they boast and say, 'my son is in Law school; my daughter is in medical school; where are your children?' It’s no wonder these children end up with uptight mindsets. When they come for any service to say a tailor, or a baker, or a hairstylist, they tend to act cocky as if they are in the presence of a lesser person....”

In her response, Muna Onuzo-Iyanam said… “Carol, I hear your point and to an extent I agree with you, as this was what defined the professionals we see today who are in their late 40's and above. Permit me to add one or two things to further reshape your argument. The world has changed. I am a civil servants child. I grew up in Owerri which at the time was a predominantly civil servants’ town. 

We were encouraged to pursue academics, however almost every child in Owerri during my growing up years was also encouraged to be entrepreneurial. That was our way of life. Our parents had one business or the other that we all had to help nurture and grow and this in turn had influenced who we are today. And I speak for the old faces of Owerri. The type of parents you are describing I would capture within the 50's, 60's and early 70's.... Chike Okafor, Linus Okorie, Ohkqui Onuzo, Adizua Nwakuche, Doris Chinasa Ariole, Uche Nwosu I stand to be corrected... 

Children of the 70's and eighties especially those from civil servant homes are impacting lives and their society. They have common sense. They are running successful businesses and are also doing very well, career wise. The percentage of parents who still hold firmly to their children becoming lawyers, doctors, etc has drastically reduced. Today's parents would be more inclined to encourage their child to pursue academic education but also acquire a skill. I believe every opportunity is worth pursuing...”

Woow… you have not seen the end of the discussion yet but for want of space, I will postpone it for tomorrow. I am therefore inviting you to join the conversations and let us learn from your own wealth of experiences. To join the discussions, visit www.facebook.com/honremy or www.facebook.com/youthscareng now. 

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God bless and good night!

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