I think my love for entrepreneurship didn’t start today. I’ve always loved the idea of being able to create wealth for myself and others. This post does not tell the story though, but then,
I’ve always believed in continues personal development.
One of my favourite aunts, my maternal aunt, she always reminds me of a song I sang for her when I was a child, at about four years old. She had some financial challenge at the time, very tough ones, debt everywhere. She could hardly even get two meals a day. Really bad. And here I was, a little girl, didn’t know what’s up with her.
She came to our house for a visit, and I cried I would follow her home. No one could stop me, I wouldn’t hear. She had just one option, to take me with her. And she did. But not without the fear, how would she take care of me, how would she feed me nor buy me small chops and sweets that kids like?
We got home and of course, there was no food to eat, my aunt got really worried, “it’s not fair to make this poor child go hungry. I can’t remember everything, but I remembered how I danced so hard, attempting also to make my aunt dance… Here was my song;
Leave it for God, don’t worry yourself, leave it for God, don’t cry anymore.
Jesus is alive, praise God you can face tomorrow,
He understands what you are passing through today, let His defend His name.
Those were some of the songs my dad used to play in the house, and even as a child, I could minister to someone with it. And I minister to you also today, “Do not worry, everything is going to be fine”. Somehow, we were able to make jollof rice that day, we ate and slept.
My aunt today is awesome! She has a stable job, and well established business. Her son is a first class graduate with wife and children abroad. She goes there too to rest and play, God defended His name.
Up till this day, whenever she sees me, she has a special name for me. ” Leave it for God”.
Perhaps, you could say that was how my BeInspired ministry began. Lol
“Children are heritage from God… Blessed are those whose quiver is full of them”. Every child is a gift from God.
I believe children can learn entrepreneurship too, from a very tender age, teach your kids life skills. Teach them the importance of saving, teach them about creativity, care, empathy. Give a child the opportunity to think and do new things. Answer their questions correctly, be honest as much as you can with them. Every child is unique, and their uniqueness is in their difference. Stop the comparison. I have another story to share, but maybe some other time. Here is a post I made about parenthood last year International Parent’s Day. I’m sure it will be relevant to you.
Mercy Omoregie is a New Media Consultant and Content Strategist. She consults on content creation for personal and business growth, helping businesses develop strategic web content to promote their brands online.
Mercy Omoregie is a Script Writer and a member of the team of writers for the Executive Governor of Edo State.
Mercy is a humanitarian, with passion for personal and business development in Africa. Along with her team, she organizes digital skills training for teenagers in secondary schools. Plus, other online exclusive master classes that inspire and empower young people to fully maximize their potential. Leveraging the digital space!
Mercy is the Convener of the Content Strategy Forum (CSF), Africa's number one forum that trains young graduates, career professionals and entrepreneurs on content development and strategies.
Mercy Omoregie is the founder of BeInspired Show, an online platform where she writes to inspire young people, hosting interview sessions with great Africa entrepreneurs, Government personnel, thought leaders and Influencer with a focus on inspiring and promoting startup and successful entrepreneurs in Africa, telling and sharing their stories.
Mercy is an Author of three books including; Power Content: A content creation insight for every brand and business. Connect with her by clicking the icons below.
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