One of the things I love about living in Nigeria is the possibilities. Opportunities are being created everyday and the market space for innovation and creativity is ripe for the plucking. The only thing missing sometimes are the foot steps to guide us. Yes, we may have role models, but their experience is sometimes a bit out of reach when compared to our realities.
So sometimes the only role model you have is you. You are your own mentor, strategist, PR agent and board of directors, and this is the reality for many people trying to make it out of the rat race. So what steps do you need to take, how can you find your own way?
These are questions I have asked myself and many times have been answered by watching my close friend Wana Udobang live out her dreams. Recently, Wana took a bold step to leave her coveted spot as an OAP for Inspiration FM, something many in the same industry may have questioned. But Wana has always been a dream chaser. Her life is a carefully thought out path which she follows in a none regimented fashion. In many ways she is my role model, just as she is to many. So even though she accuses me of ‘giving’ her this topic, it is one I believe she has every authority to speak on.
Just as Wana shares her experience, I’d love to here yours too? Are you your own role model? What has been your experience? Or are you looking to find a role model? Please feel free to share your comments in the comments section or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org