Martin Beck Nworah Wednesday, December 12, 2018 0
On Sunday, I was privileged to speak to the youths of St. Augustine's Parish and share with them, my thoughts on finding one's voice in a noisy world.
More particularly, I shared with them stories about real life experiences I have had with people who tried to fake a life just so they can belong to the "rich culture".
Today, just like I reached out to them, I want more young people to understand the process of growth in life. Every little thing done along the way adds up to the picture we are working towards.
This makes sense.
When Emeka started his shoe business about 4 years ago, he made just enough profit to keep him afloat. He ended relationships, cut down on unnecessary expenditures, was never fazed about pictures on social media and continued to grind through.
About 8 months ago, he sold a pair of shoe to a driver. He didn't know who the boss of this driver was. True life story.
The driver's boss liked the shoe when he saw it and requested to have one made for him.
Today, everything is history as Emeka makes at least 300k Naira every month from making shoes for select clients from contacts gotten from the driver's boss.
And this is the message of growth I am talking about. To find one's voice in this noisy world and patiently work hard to see it grow.
For me and you, it may not happen in 3 months or 3 years. But if you feel right about it, a single deal can make all the difference.
In a noisy world like ours, try to find your own unique voice.
And I noticed I'm getting old...hehehehe.
Till we get to the Promised Land, I shall be waiting for when you will pass me a glass of water and thank God for the gift of grace for the race.