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Good day friend , The other fun of being a blogger is you get to learn stuff .I have done this kind of post before where I learn something from someone and deliver it to you .
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Meet Joe Duncan
Joe Duncan believes that everyone has something beautiful and unique to share with the world and it’s our duty as human beings to encourage & support others to find their voice and use their unique gifts to make an impact and create a truly meaningful life.
Instagram and social media has allowed him to pursue his dreams of making an impact in the lives of people all over the world and help them find their passion and purpose and create a truly exceptional live.
It was all just a wild dream Joe has had for many years until he finally took the leap of faith to start Before 5am and that opened the door for him to do what he loves and be directly involved in helping people through his coaching, speaking, books and courses.
Today Before5am has 500,000 Followers on Instagram and Joe has been involved in a number of projects including creating The Impact Billions Movement with a group of his top social media entrepreneurs.
He had gone on a seven day challenge on maximizing your productivity. You can check it via his instagram @before5am
Day 4 caught my interest . I am a big believer in creating your own opportunity . Very big. I read that and being a topic I had always wanted to write about .. I couldn’t see why i shouldn’t share it .The post was also way too relatable . So here it is,.
How to create your own opportunities by Joe Duncan.
Day #4 of the @before5am 7 day challenge has been all about creating your own opportunities and taking your destiny into your own hands.
I have already shared some of my best tips to help you get yourself out there and get known in your industry or sector and start making a name for yourself.
Many of you still struggle with the concept of creating your own opportunities, which I understand because I was like that once myself.
The first thing you have to learn if you’re going to create your own opportunities in life is to learn to be resourceful.
Even in the last 24 hours I have received so many messages from you guys about not having money or the resources to do what you really want to do.
And….that may very well be true, but I assure you money is not the problem.
The problem is almost always a lack of resourcefulness not a lack of resources.
A lack of effort, a lack of connections, a lack of creativity and a lack of expertise is your real problem.
In today’s world, you have no excuse not to be able to build your brand, share your ideas and connect with people and in a nutshell that is what business, opportunity and life is all about…. it’s not overly complex, it all comes down to those three things.
But if you’re shy, too afraid to get to know people or express yourself then your opportunities in this world will be limited.
You create your own opportunities by getting to know people, building relationships and friendships and that doesn’t cost anything more than a little time and effort.
You create your own opportunities by expressing yourself, sharing your ideas, using technology like social media to get known in the industry or sector you want to be in… last time I checked it was free to sign up to Instagram, facebook and YouTube.
You create your own opportunities by doing your best work and developing your craft to such a point, that they simply can’t ignore you.
You create your own opportunities by being resourceful and making the most of the tools and resources you currently have at hand.. you might not have much but you have enough to get started.
You can keep giving your power away or you can use it to build your life.
iF THIS WAS A TWEET I’D SAY THINK!
I hope you found this highly informative . Keep the effort up and Never stop.
Have a great week ahead . Oh wait ! how did you get here? Please share this post with someone.possibly a group or the whole world.
HERE IS THE EASIEST WAY TO PLAN AND UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESS
Business model canvas!! Sounds like nuclear physics doesn’t it?
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?
( 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.
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.
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 .
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
Determine what you need to get the activities done. Funds? Space? Time? People?
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.
HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES FOR ALL UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
Holiday time ,
A time we have been looking forward to since school started! Blink and share this post if you can relate!
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.
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?
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