The recent MTN Business training sponsored by MTN Uganda for entrepreneurs in Eastern Uganda was a huge success. The training attracted 152 entrepreneurs way beyond the intended 100 – indicating too much desire for knowledge by the business community in Eastern Uganda.
The one day training covered critical topics of internal controls, cash flow management, value creation and preservation, taxation and using the Internet to grow your business. It took place at Mbale Resort Hotel. During his closing remarks, Mazen Mroue, the MTN U top honcho explained the following three insights for your success in career and business:
Successful at home
“If you cannot manage your home, it is difficult to manage your work.” It is easier to be successful at work if you are already successful at your home. Are you happy at home? Are you happy with your wife and children (if you have any)? Are you in good terms with your siblings and parents and neighbors? Great performers are happy. By far, being happy at home is a pre-requisite for your career success.
Want to succeed in your career and business? Be ethical. Your business partners and customers want to deal with someone they can trust. If your colleagues and or business partners cannot trust you, it is difficult to do business with you. Are you fraudulent? If someone gives you credit will you pay back? If I entrust you with some responsibilities will I have peace of mind that you will deliver? No one wants to work with someone who is not trust worthy and indeed the foundation for your career and business success is being trustworthy.
If you cannot be trusted, you won’t be given opportunities for more responsibilities and career success.
You must prepare your minds and understand that career and business success takes time. Don’t make a mistake of thinking that you will make it overnight. It takes hard work, resilience and patience to get ahead. “As CEO, I have noted that the most mistake many young professionals make is to expect magic in their career success in terms of promotions and income.” With such a mindset, someone is not stable and therefore fail to gain critical skills on their job as they tend to change or move from one company to another quickly. At the end of the day, you lack the critical skills and experience needed to position you for success in future.
True and sustainable success in any career or business takes time. Quick wins and success is good but might not be sustainable. Learn to be patience and persevere.
That was a power message. So, remember to be happy at your home, be ethical and patient.
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The MTN Business training was facilitated by Summit Consulting Ltd team.