Thursday, 17 December 2009

Maybe Not Teaming Up...Call it: INVESTING IN OTHERS!!!

Hey peops, in continuation of my post:teaming up, I got intelligent responses from Aloted,Myne Whitman,Enkay,Spesh(My World), Leggy and GNG
What I was made to understand is that as much as teaming up sounds nice, it may actually be a very dangerous and income wasting adventure...
May be I called it the wrong name then 'cos what I meant was investing in another person's business...
for instance if my friend Jane has a great business idea and she's done the maths and it adds up to profit, if she needs money for this venture of hers, and I have it, then I will invest in her based on:

1.Integrity...what I mean is, I need to know how Jane's character is, will she swindle me at the last minute? Will she lie to me about the profit that has been made in other to reduce my dividend? ...When she says good morning is it actually 9pm by the clock? will she kill me?...okay that i s extreme but it least you get my drift?
2.Viability of the project/Business...If Jane says "oh I have a great idea and it involves selling freezers to Eskimos" and I totally know that Jane cannot even sell a book to students to save her life, then I'll be tew stewpeed to invest in that project...

3.Turn around time + X (X being unknown!
How long will my money be tied down for? After an intelligent guestimation(Forecast) of the time it'll take for her to turn this business to a cash cow, I'll do well to add some Xyears...not because I'm a pessimist but because I know that lyfe happens...and I really want to be prepared as a girls' scout for whatever!!!

4. Instinct...I don't know how to explain this...but in making some key decisions, you either feel peace or unrest within you...I don't ignore this...and the times I did ignore, I got burnt badly!!!

So people what I mean is, I don't have to be your business partner, as a matter of fact, I think that could even slow the profit making and service giving your thing your way...just ensure it makes impact...Am I making sense to you...yet?

GNG's Response is soooo apt that I have decided to put it up verbatim!!!...
Good Naija Girl said...

I think greed keeps some from teaming up. They think they will lose, not realizing that 5 people committed to a cause can do more than 1 person, which would lead to a greater profit (financially and otherwise) per person.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Teaming Up!!!

This post was inspired by a game and Favoured Girl...babe you rock and the sky is not the is the publisher's loss!!!

I played a game that thought me most of the time,the fastest way out of the rat race is to "team up" with people to pull a deal through when the opportunity shows up...Especially when the opportunity is a big one...yes you guessed right, the name of the game is Cash Flow and it is so apt in explaining real life business(es) (I stand to be corrected).

I know other factors come into play in real life but I believe they are factors/issues that can be ironed out without friction...
All I'm trying to do is use this medium to say that if you have a great, rat race exiting,impact making,nation building,product/service generating,life/future changing idea, then team up!!!
I'm totally game!

What are the adverse effects of teaming up?
Why do people shy away from teaming up?
Are there unwritten rules about this?
If teaming up is so effective why aren't we seeing more of it?
Please kindly let me know or email me @ of your experience etc of teaming up!!!

Hasta La Vista People

Saturday, 5 December 2009

Mo Sope Temi!!! (I give thanks)!!!

Glory be to God in the highest...I testify that God is good all the time o! My people how una dey? life,work,business,school et al? E don tey wey I put this thankfulness post up o...but God knows I'm thankful from the depth of my fact over thankful dey worry me sef!!!
I was on my way to some place outside London when I missed my train...kai I thought to myself...Jesu! not again!!!
Then I told God there and then that I didn't want to pay a dime for charges upgrade or whatever they choose to call getting extra cash off me!
I hollaed at some of my agree with me..FG you rock...thanks Rethot!
And guess what? God showed up!I was overwhelmed people,actually overwhelmed is an understatement, my throat was constricting and I almost cried at God's faithfulness...All I did was speak His words to Him o and He honoured His words...I was amazed...I still am...
This made me realise that if I can have mad faith for the little things, then I can up my game and have madder faith for the big feel me???

It is that time of the month when we start reviewing our performance,analysing what went wrong and proffering possible solutions...personally it hasn't been an easy year but I can categorically state that it was/is better than the year before...this gives me the full confidence that my 2010 will be better(you can take that to the bank!!!).

I am also thankful for the gift of life....a living dog is better than a dead lion and I'm thankful for the opportunity to make each day a memorable one for me and for people I come in contact with daily!!! Na only Baba God fit do that...
Have a great weekend people and I'll be back "shortly" :-)
Enjoy this...