Meet a woman who had a dream of growing in her professional career but ended up as a businesswoman and life coach.
My name is Sherifat and I am a wife and mother who lives in Lagos State, Nigeria.
I studied Business Administration and had a dream of working either in the Telecoms sector or the Oil and Gas sector after school. Luckily I got a job in telecoms. I was elated that my dream had become a reality. But, alas, I had not thought about when I start having children.
It was a huge struggle juggling the home front with work, but I pushed as I loved my job and enjoyed what I did; even though me not been able to spend enough time with the kids and watch them grow was tearing at my heart.
a few years later, I was invited to a seminar being held by an international Sweedish company. At this time I was already a manager but was looking for a Plan B; a part-time means of earning an income.
As I listened to the speaker, I asked myself, what exactly I was doing there. I was definitely not ready to go into network marketing. Then the speaker asked; Who would like to look good like him. At this point, I was ready to head out of the place, but just then he asked another question. Who would like to make money and travel in and out of Nigeria two or three times a year? My ears popped up at this point and I became alert. In the end, I became a member. I now had my Plan B; a means of earning extra income on the side.
A month after I started my side business, I lost my job. I was deflated but also so glad I had agreed to join in the network marketing business. Soon, I had turned it into a full-time business. I was dealing with cosmetic products.
As I began to sell these products, I realised I was having a reaction and could not tell what I was reacting to. It affected my face and body. This got me in a panic. How do I sell cosmetic products with this face? There was a day I was trying to sell my products and one of the people I was speaking to said to me to go sort out my face first before coming to market my product. My husband also jokingly asked me who I had offended.😄😄
At this point, I decided to actually use the products seriously. Followed all instructions and dedicated time to it. After the first two weeks, I was being asked what I was using. Another two weeks and my entire face and body were fully cleared.
People started recommending people to me and I started to explain about the product and before long, was training others on the product and getting people to join in just as I did.
Today, I am not in a career I had dreamt about, but I am glad I decided to go into business, and I am loving every minute of it. Yes, there are times that it gets stressful, but I enjoy what I do so it works for me.
Do not give up when your dreams don't become your reality. Look for something to do to earn an income. There is always something to do.
Now, I am not just a businesswoman, but also an entrepreneur and a life-changing coach.
You can contact Sherifat for more information on +2348033173554
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