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THE YEAR 2016 LESSONS

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Despite being such a great year,2016 was rough for lots of us, and I’m no exception. Between global , national events and personal setbacks, it was a very tough year for me. More than I’ve let on here. I have my health and school, which are the most important things, and I did go through some significant personal losses. This year was a lot rougher than I thought it would be.

 

Here are my thoughts on 2016 . Several lessons too.

Cut the umbilical cord . Wanting comfort is sometimes what keeps us uncomfortable. Be ready for change . Step away from your comfort zone and do things, ( big things)

Self discipline and consistency makes talent more talented.

Anything can happen anywhere. I have learnt this from a personal as well as global level. ( Remember when Donald Trump became President)

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Failure only means you will stop giving your time and thoughts to things that would not work

There is enough love for everyone.

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You will never have all the tools you need to start but if you start you are one step closer . I learnt how to do crotchet braids sometime in august . I didnt have the latchhook ( the needle used for that) but i made my own from a soft wire . After using it for about three times , i was finally offered an actual latch hook . So begin where you are.

 

Your destination could be your starting point.

It happens all the time . You find your self in a place you should be. Is there a way out ? Pursue it .

NO? Find your way around that.

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These are only a fraction of what i have learnt because life doesn’t stop teaching

The other day my younger sister was admiring my height wishing to be the same .I wanted to tell her its it is possible because she is still growing but i am not .I suddenly auto corrected my self to still capable of getting taller and am not.

 

Once you have chosen Growth ,There is never a dull moment . I am learning to open my mind and learn from everything and everyone .

Books have also been teaching me alot . My favourate reads for this year were:

The Alchemist , Outliers, Beat girl, and The Secret.

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Second part of this post is all about the goals and milestones i set for 2016 .

For the first time i wrote my 2016 bucket list and i am grateful that some went well ( blogging to mention one) and some didn’t . Those that didn’t go well (like swimming ) have now become lessons and have left room for more trials .

 

But i must say putting my plans and thoughts into paper has highly helped me keep track of what i need to do and monitor my progress.

In the light of this i would love to urge you to #writeitdown . Be it your dreams, plans , to go list , things you are grateful for , to do list and basically everything .

You can also say it with your Chest by purchasing these themed t-shirts . Place your order by dialing +255675571180 ( Variable colour and size)

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Am you going to write your 2017 bucket list? Let me know in the comments below , what  things have you learnt in 2016  ? Drop that and more in the comments below.

One last thing sometimes , i repeat again ( sometimes ) bad choices make good stories.

 

Thank you guys for being a part of the TWENTIESCO family and for all the love and support you have shown me but mostly my blog . I wish a prosperous 2017 . I wish you courage , love (a lot of it) and consistency .

Please subscribe to twentiesco blog , tell your fellow twenties about it and keep working on improving yourself to become the adult you want to be

SAYONARA

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HERE IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PLAN AND UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESS

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Business model canvas!! Sounds like nuclear physics doesn’t it?
It isn’t.
A business model canvas is a tool used by businesses to project what their business is all about briefly.
In contrast to business plan, a business model canvas is so brief .
At the end of this article, there is a template attached, feel free to use it after you have read this article .
Now remember the way you create a business model canvas is very systematic . We have numbered this template to make it a ride on a steep slope.

1. Customer Segments
( WHO ARE YOU TARGETING) Think of your business, very few ( if there are at all) businesses target everyone. Describe your customer. Who are they? What do they want? What do they like?
How old are they?

2.Value proposition
( WHAT IS YOUR PRODUCT OFFERING THEM)
Say you are a coffee shop. Coffee is coffee. If I sell mine packed in an ordinary cup and yours is in a instagram worthy cup. We know why millenials would buy from you.
The Unique value is not always tangible.
Sometimes it is a cause. If part of your profit goes to charity, people may use it for that sake.

3.Channels
Now that you know who you are trying to sell to and what is special about your product .How are you going to get to them ?
Instagram? A physical shop? An event?
Depending on what they do, find out the different ways they can access your product.

4.Customer relationships
To gain a customer is one thing . To keep a customer is a whole different entity. There are shops you go to buy something and the way a seller accomodates you, focuses on making sure you leave satisfied and not just selling you a product gets you hooked. These are the shops people go back to and tell all their friends about.

5. Revenue sources
What are your customers going to pay for? These are the different services or goods you can offer. Say you sell clothes , you could also charge for styling advice or makeover. How can your premises generate you money as well? Can your office be rented fr a day or a week or more?
Exhaust the different ways you can access money and find out ways that match your cause. For example safe space doubles as a women platform and a women co working space .

6.Key Activities
These are the things you need to do . If you are running a website, you need things like hosting, writing, photography etc.. . Include everything you have to do for your business to run and

7.Key Resources
Determine what you need to get the activities done. Funds? Space? Time? People?

8.Key partners
Patnering is the new discount. You do not need to have everything. But you can out source what you have and use it to negotiate.
Patnerships helps cut cost and share audience .

9. Cost structure
Now that you know what you will need to run the business, areas you can find partners in , list the things you will incur cost in.

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HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

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Holiday time ,

A time we have been looking forward to since school started! Blink and share this post if you can relate!

Fun holiday activities

I am a big pro-balance , i believe in late nights, early mornings and coffee but i also believe it is essential to lay back in the Bahamas and have someone bring you a Cool Mojito . So what do you do when you have a month or two of rest. Read On.
1.Rest
A bit Clichè right? But how many of us actually rest at least half of the time during the holiday?

While it is sometimes inevitable to reply that email, Attend that client, making time to take care of you, catch up on your favourite tv show or just sitting and breathing helps clear your brain and make you even more productive.

2. Learn a skill.

What a time to be Alive! Your next skill is literaly a few taps away. This skill can be a hobby you have been looking to get better at like sewing, singing, piano , cooking or something intergral in your career like history taking for new clinical rotation students or something you have wanted to do on the side( you have been talking about how you do not have time, and now Its here! ).

One of the founders of Afyatoon , an animation start-up that provides health education actually learnt how to animate during his summer holiday.

There are some things that are not taught in school and you are probably struggling with such as speaking in public , budgeting , dressing well, healthy living & more. Take time to train yourself on that.

3. Work on your side hustle
Balancing between studies and work is a challenge. Sometimes they are all demanding our time and energy. The holiday time therefore is a great time to focus on this thing , give it a mega push and this push will even save you the hustle when school starts.

 

4. Learn, explore and grow.
It is really eye-opening to learn a new thing or get to understand a certain topic . This can be a great time to do that. There is vast majority of knowledge and information on blogs, social media and in the actual world for you to learn .

Be curious, google , check out some you tube videos . But most of Enjoy your holiday .

 

What are you doing this holiday?

 

Twentiesco consultation doors are open! Book your consulation today and lets walk  this adulthood  journey together.

 

 

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HOW TO APPLY FOR OPPORTUNITIES AND ACTUALLY GET THEM

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If you are one amazing twenti who seeks out opportunities to learn or seek support for something you do , at some point you have to prove your worthiness of what you are applying or contesting for.

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