On my way to work this morning, while in traffic, I decided to read some of the mails I received in the past and I found this interesting one which I have decided to share with my followers and fans. It's a message from the founder of Lurn Incorporated which I believe it's a great advice you can apply to your business and your personal life.
Please do leave a comment below if you think it's an interesting piece that inspired you. Thanks! Cheers to your success!
Dear Business Owner,
You have to invest REAL time into your business or it'll die.
You know that, you can't afford to be stagnant.
Because with technology advancing as fast as it is, you're always one step away from the other guy taking you over.
Yes - the other guy!
He's the guy who's younger, smarter, hungrier, and gets up earlier!
The one who has you and your business in his sites...
...and wants to take you down!
Because with the knowledge available on Google to ANYONE with the internet, your competition is growing day by day.
And you have to change, evolve, and invest - or die.
Or, maybe worse, you'll become irrelevant.
Warren Buffet said:
"The most important investment you can make is in yourself."
And the same is true for your business.
I see it all the time.
Someone starts a business, they see TREMENDOUS success, they back off and stop investing, they shrink, become irrelevant, and die.
Because A LOT of business owners refuse to pivot, evolve, and change.
They build something GREAT but never take the TIME and MONEY to invest in something GREATER.
In other words, they plateau and settle.
And my advice to you today - don't do that!
If you have something great, make it greater!
If you're starting something new, don't shoot for "average," or "good enough," try to make it better than the best!
Because if you OVERSHOOT and fail, you'll be where you need to be.
But if you shoot for "average" and fail, you'll never get off the ground.
Because the businesses and entrepreneurs who REALLY make it invest in themselves and their business.
They can't afford NOT TO.
They know that it takes time and money to make it work.
Because what's comfortable is rarely profitable.
To make the other half of the year worthwhile- you've got to get out of your comfort zone, invest in your business, and never, ever, ever settle for average.
CEO Lurn Inc
Hello and lovely day to you. I feel so excited as I write this as I just had a massive show of love by my friends just few hours ago. It's been a month and few days after I got married and it's being so awesome, peaceful and sweet. With a wonderful and sweet husband...what more can I ask for than to thank God every single day for the wonderful gift He has given to me. Let's get the story started, this post is dedicated to those who are ready to wed. When I was going to get married, I desired direction, a trusted place to draw inspiration from as I planned my wedding as well as to get advice that I can readily apply. Not sure I got exactly what I was looking for in one place when I searched but in all, God spurred my inspiration as I planned the details of my wedding with my husband. So I'm sharing my wedding story to help inspire ready to wed couples as they plan for their wedding and most importantly their marriage. I hope you get inspired and of course receive insights to create something really interesting as you plan for your wedding. It was important for us to ensure we prayed about each step as we wanted everything and each detail of our wedding to reflect godliness and bring glory to God. We invited God to be our wedding planner and it was a good step we took that payed off at the end. Another thing I did was create a wedding folder on my laptop containing inspiring pictures for every possible wedding details, which I think was really helpful as I made my decisions on time because I already had a picture of what I wanted integrating my husband's ideas and opinions as I planned each detail taking into consideration our budget for the wedding. N/B: Don't do things that you do not buy into. Here is a list and pics of some wedding details and our wedding Vendors. Thanks to all of them! Please do leave a comment and watch out for the part two of the wedding story. Wishing you all a happy new month.
Favourite Wedding Preparation Photos by Innovative Fotography I Fb: fb.com/innovativefotography
Ig: Innovative_fotography I Website: www.innovativefotography.blogspot.comI 📞: 08109635534
We chose BLUE and SILVER as the colours of our wedding theme because we wanted to go with something that was cool, gender friendly and represented a mix of richness and tranquility. I also created the OE logo to help depict our wedding brand and project a sense of unity and a unique design imagery for the wedding brand story.
Card Design by Onyinye
Because Blue and Silver were the theme colours for the wedding, I wanted to design a card that reflected our theme colours. Also didn't want it to be too busy as well. We focused more on sending e-cards to keep our costs low while printing few cards for our special guests. I deliberately didn't include the toast, as I wanted it to be part of the details on the website.
Our Wedding Website I check it out via www.theknot.com/us/oe2018 I Designed by Onyinye
I created the wedding website via a free wedding site www.theknot.com as well as the wedding theme and also included a whole lot of other details that our guests would love to know about like our wedding story, RSVP and gift giving. It was a really great experience creating the website. Do check it out and leave a message for us. Thanks
Bridal Gifts by O'lavanda Signature I +234 808 936 1981 I @olavanda_s
I had amazing sisters and friends as part of those on my bridal train. They went all the way and I celebrate them for their sacrifice. At the hotel, I surprised them as I let them into their room for the night after a stressful evening and the bridal shower they cooked up for me. I created each gift with thoughtfulness and love for them taking into consideration the wedding theme colours. Each gift was personalized with their names on it and of course they there were really really surprised and grateful.
Food Menu Cards I Designed by Onyinye I +234 808 936 1981
I wanted the food and drinks to be served in an organised way, so I created menu cards to help put some structure into that section. We hadn't concluded on what to serve for a while. Creating the menu cards helped us decide on what to serve our guests.
Bridal Train Gown I Fascinators by Isemini Empire - @Couturebyisemini - 08150754747
Although this was not the original design that we agreed to do as the designer changed it but all the same, it came out really good. Rocking it with Fascinators made by the CEO of Isemini Empire made it look so perfect. Thanks to these amazing sisters (Chinelo, Kemi, Mercie) for rocking this look and for their selfless support all the way.
Thank you for checking out the OE Wedding Story Part ONE. If you were inspired, please leave a comment below. And don't forget to be on the look out for the Part TWO of the wedding story.
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Onyinye Etoniru is an author, lover of God and entrepreneur. She teaches life and home management from God's perspective. True Lessons With Onyinye is a mixture of true inspiration, true stories and true lessons on #WealthMatters #LifeMatters #SoulMatters #BusinessMatters #HomeMatters.
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