Work Hard. Baby, what’s love without money? Let’s be real. RomANCE without FInANCE is a NuisANCE
Steve Jobs’s first girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan, wrote a memoir about her time with the tech giant. It’s called “The Bite in the Apple”. I think you should read it.
Steve Jobs was a boring guy. The kind that ladies wont notice in high school. However, Steve jobs at 23 made his first 1 million dollars, at 24, 10 million dollars and at 25, 100 million dollars. Now, that even to my mother will be sexy. Swag is cool, but class and success is better. Men are to be providers. Men are like bank accounts, without a lot of income, they don’t generate interest.
Don’t let pleasure distract where you are going to. Don’t lose your stamina on the fast lane, keep that conversation in your head and persevere till you get there. I love golf. You can hardly play golf and not be successful, not necessarily from the network but because of the stamina, conversations and perseverance you learn from it. It requires perseverance, maturity and staying emotionally intelligent from a standard 18 holes. A wise man at a golf game once told me, “Eizu as you grow, comfort and distractions may set in. But never let a win get to your head and a loss to your heart”. You will never reach your destination if you stop to throw stones at every dog that barks at you. Don’t let offence or pleasure distract where you are going to. Success is all about work process and ethics. Stay true to you. Extra ordinary work ethics means hard work and commitment. And commitment means staying true and loyal to what you said you’ll do; way after the mood and situations you said it has left you.
I do not advocate all work and no play. As a young team in Hexavia!, we sometimes turn up. I once suspended a colleague because we went out, had drinks and a blast, we came back and he couldn’t wake up the morning early enough for a client’s session. Never allow pleasure affect work. You can’t splurge away your own income, you can’t get high on your own supply. Most artists usually have their first albums as their best album. This is because they stopped being what made them great. They have become uninspired. What actually happens is that success has begun to eat away the depth of hunger. Think. What keeps Dangote awake and let’s him sleep only 4 hours a day for all these years. How about the extraordinary work ethics of the likes of Tiger Woods, Beyonce, Usain Bolt, Pele, Serena Williams, these are ordinary people with extra-ordinary work ethics. They set and break their own records. Having been interacting with successful people and clients over these years, I’ve come to the conclusion that great guys are really not “extra”-ordinary geniuses. They all seem to follow the same trend of thought process and work ethics. They put in “Extra”-work!
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