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This One Habit Transformed My Life as a Young Hustler- Steven Ndukwu

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Steven Ndukwu

There are two ways of attaining financial freedom; it’s either choosing to work 9-5 or becoming an entrepreneur. Whichever you chose, it is up to you, they both got upsides and downside but as a young person, you have the time and resources to try both methods out

As the title says, “the one habit that transformed my life”, Well, One habit changed which lead to serval things changing, which I am going to elaborate shortly.

I’m a Creative Entrepreneur, a social media expert & Brand strategist, I have dedicated my career to helping businesses optimise their online presences to win at business in this digital era. Most of the skills I acquired was self-taught because of the hunger and passion I have for what I do.

The one thing that transformed my life, gave me a new perspective to life, trained my mind to smell and see opportunities, introduced me to entrepreneurship, made me more money, prepared me for greatness, is understanding that;

“FREQUENCY matters before MASTERING”

I can write a whole book explaining the above sentence. but it is simply, “doing something countlessly without a plan of action or strategy, expecting to gain experience from the process”.

The above theory did not just come based on self-intuition, but as a result of attending seminars, listening to motivational audios from successful people, surrounding my self with the right set of people/persons, paying attention to what leaders in my industry are doing, staying busy and so on…

Embracing entrepreneurship at a youthful age has been a huge advantage to me, it has allowed me time for trial by error, making mistakes and trying to figure out what works and what does not work with family and close relations backing up my finances when I fail.

 

As of today, I know how to design graphic, Create social media campaigns, put out social media strategy for businesses, layout lead generation strategy, email marketing, video editing, copywriting/blogging, photography, image manipulation and currently learning how to code the web. you would say “this guy is a jack of all trade and a master of none”. I have dedicated my youthful age to learning anything I come across. what am I doing specializing at 23 years old?

I am simply trying out so many things to pick out the one which I am very efficient and effective with and most of all make me more money. After all, how is talent identified?

As a young child, the way I was told money was acquired is different from how money is acquired today. I was told to go to school, read my books, obey my teachers, I will grow to be a rich and successful man. As I grew up in maturity, I discovered the reversed is the case!.

I was not taught financial education, principles of multiplying money, pitching ideas, savings & investment, understanding how the internet, technology and emerging trends can help grow my career,  rather I was taught how to multiply figures, apply formulas, memorize theories from 50 decades ago that don’t work anymore.

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As I graduated from college, I remember only 10% of the knowledge acquired, 9/10 were from extracurricular activities.

I’m not from a rich home, my father, Has no stable income and my mom is a teacher, they both struggled to make sure we graduate from the university and never lacked anything. but they keep selling us “the kids” on the idea of “been contented!”

I was very young, as a matter of fact, still a child, I had no assets of my own, no property at all, and I was been told to be contented. Contented with what? I wonder!

Society has a template every member is required to live by,  anyone who lives contrary to that is been seen as disobedient or too proud to take instruction.

I have aimed to do things differently, I remember back in high school, when I tried mastering how to write with my left hands, I was forbidden with the reason, “no member of the family writes with the left hand. ” I still went ahead though, and now, I can write with both hands as at today which makes me feel good.

while reading a book by a great salesman Grant Cardone, I discovered this quote;

“if you want to succeed, do what others are not doing and take massive action”

Three things I do and will recommend every young hustler do on a daily schedule are;

Reading Books.

As a college student, I saw reading as a prerequisite for passing an examination and impressing my parents and tutors. As I got introduced into entrepreneurship I got a better understanding of why reading is and will be the only medium to a life-changing experience.

Books are medium to which thought leaders give a sneak peak of their success blueprint. Cultivating a reading habit did not come intuitively, I followed a mentor who often made book reviews and highlighted take-ways from books he had read.

I purchase audiobooks from Audible

 Staying Busy.

By this I mean, staying busy focusing on  INCOME PRODUCING ACTIVITIES, learning, accomplishing tasks, communicating with individuals in your circle of influence, learning new ways of acquiring income. Staying busy has a lot of advantages, but the most intriguing of them all is the avoidance of around wrong set of people, getting involved in non-profitable activities etc.

Identifying your circle of influence and connecting.

Your circle of influence is made up of individuals who are doing the same thing you are doing, these individuals operate in your industry, some of which are your industry thought leaders. staying in your circle of influence is important because it feeds you with trends and also having positive people around you.

Wrapping up,

we are living in the greatest time on earth. we have all the resources we need to grow, learn and acquire new skills just one click away. As a young person, you should make use of the time you have to avoid regrets later on and remember;

How much you have is dependent on How much you know.

Be phenomenal or Be Forgotten!  If you are a hustler like me, I would love for us to connect. leave a comment below telling me about your self too!

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Tags : Businessentrepreneurshipmotivation
Daniel Damilola Nejo

The author Daniel Damilola Nejo

Daniel Damilola Nejo is a Nigerian born, London based Creative Designer and Content Creator with love for the hustle and community. He has a Masters in Business Information Systems Management and is Endorsed by the UK Government as a "World Leading Exceptional Talent in Digital Technology" . He is a true hustler and a forward thinking individual who uses his knowledge and skill to add value to lives around the world. He works with startups, businesses and individuals around the world as a digital designer and brand developer. Founder of some Digital startups and brands.
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