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SEE ALSO :The millennial company secretaryWe talked for a few minutes, and then I noticed he was carrying a book – it had a black and white cover with yellow and white writings on it. I took a closer look and noticed its title: Sacked? So What! by Vincent Ogutu. As the conversation continued, he noticed that my focus kept shifting to the book in his hand. When we were done and were saying our goodbyes, he handed me the book and insisted that I read it and then give it back to him after I was done. The quotes If you have been a regular of this column, you’ll have noticed that I am not big on quotes. I feel quotes are a reflection of one’s understanding. If Mandela came up with a quote while he was in prison, then he has the primary meaning. We will understand it in our context. So I tell my friends and the few people that I mentor that every time you read a quote, apply it to your life if you hope to give it meaning.
SEE ALSO :What it takes to be a network marketerFind new ways of doing things. If I had not attempted to design the Kaka Empire logo way back when, and put structures in place, then we would never be what we are today. It was uncharted territory then, and it has taken many failures to make it work. Take new risks, and since its all growth now, they’re calculated risks. “The question isn’t who is going to let me in, it’s who is going to stop me.” – Ayn Rand This quote is very powerful, especially in the context of my career. When I finished my first music video and it seemed impossible to get my song on radio, I came up with marketing strategies that got presenters to call me. When it looked impossible, I was most motivated. It’s a similar story with Kaka Empire. The only person who can stop this dream is myself. There were quotes at the opening of each and every chapter, but the main idea behind the book was that if one door closes, go through the window. Or create your own door. As we start the second half of this month, I wish you the best and hope you’re able to open new doors and windows. And another thing, read more books. The writer is an award-winning artiste and entrepreneur.