Hello everyone and Happy February 2017!
I wish you all the joys this new month has to offer!
Okay so, I was struggling with what to put out today. I had nothing. I told my siblings I had nothing. They told me it’ll come to me. And then I told one of my girls’ I had nothing and she was like “blog about me na” so I was like “I WILL.” So now here we go!
I happen to know one of the best cooks in Nigeria and I don’t mean my mommy! For YEARS, this chick has said she’d like to start her own catering business and I have been NAGGING her to do it. She cooks for friends and family members sporadically but the request for orders are never consistent. Sometimes, people ask for things she can’t make YET. As a result, this venture has been on the back burner FOREVER! Well not anymore.
Recently, she spent some time away from work, due to a personal matter. She told me she doesn’t miss work. “I just wish I had something else to do” she said. So I replied “work on your business!” She laughed and said she knew I was going to say that and I told her it’s because I believe in her. We went back and forth about what she believed to be her shortcomings…
Ush: I don’t know how to bake
Me: Get an IG account and follow bakers. When you can, buy ingredients and practice. Try it out on your coworkers. Take pictures of what you make and post time on IG as advertising
Ush: I don’t know how to make food look pretty and presentable
Me: Nne then you learn. No one was born an expert in anything.
Long story a tad shorter, I am going to disturb this chick to greatness! By the grace of God, her business will not pass this 2017. “Imma” project manage the crap outta this venture until it becomes real. So Bubola, GET READY!
Most of you don’t know my friend and may be wondering why I bothered to share this today. I never post something without a purpose so i will tell you:
1. You may be the most talented, naturally gifted person, with a great idea. But that idea does not mean anything if it follows you into the grave.
2. Never allow the people you care about to coast by. Push them to greatness! My friend Ursybubola (as I love to call her) is the BEST PERSON. I have known her since high school and she has always done for others without asking for anything in return. So if I can be to her, the person she has been to me and others, why not?!
3. To quote Steve Harvey “Your gift is the single thing you do at your absolute best with the least amount of effort.” Many people spend years (and loads of money on counseling) trying to figure out, what they want to do in life. My girl can cook! Trust me, I would not be pushing her to do this if she couldn’t.
To that end as opposed to pushing paper, push yourself. Go beyond your comfort to push something you care about. Dreams don’t work if you don’t work it .
Until next time, HAVE AN AMAZING WEEKEND and THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING!
The Wawa-New Yorker
P.S. – Not to toot my own horn but DAMN I’M GOOD! I wrote this without having an ideal of what I’d post in 20 minutes. HOLLER!!!!