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11 Success Tips From 2017 Future Awards Recipient, Timilehin Bello

Young entrepreneurs and newbies in the business world make mistakes that they would not have if they had known a few but no less important tips.

Today, we are sharing tips shared by Timilehin Bello. Fondly called Big Timi, he is a young, successful Nigerian business owner and a recipient of the 2017 Future Awards Africa in the ‘Media Enterprise’ category. He is the founder and chief executive of Media Panache Nigeria, a PR agency.

Do read and enjoy.

Take responsibility

Personally, I make many choices to ignore obvious red flags and warning signs. Because I chose to not be completely responsible for the business. In the end, I am responsible for the results.

Move on

When I learnt of my wrongdoings, I chose not to lose any more time fighting them. Instead, I licked my wounds, learned my lesson and moved on.

Choose to win

Losing is a habit. So is winning. Now, work on permanently instilling winning habits into your life. Eliminate sabotaging habits and instil the needed positive habit, taking your life in any direction you desire.

Money is good but not everything

Help people. Provide solutions. To truly ignite your creative potential and inner drive, you have to look beyond monetary motivations.

It is okay to have enemies. Dem go dey alright last last

Enemies give us a reason to stand tall with courage. Having to fight boosts your skills, character and resolve.

Make powerful choices

We can all make powerful choices. We can all take back control by not blaming chance, fate, or anyone else for our outcomes.

BigTimi with his award

Find a success buddy

Find a success buddy. More like a peak performance partner who you would regularly trade your wins, losses, fixes with, solicit feedback and hold you accountable. It helps!

Go for hard

Personally, I am always happy when something is hard. Why? Because I know that most people won’t do what it takes. Therefore, it would be easy for me to step in front of the pack and take the lead.

Stay away from what is bad/negative

Everyone is affected by three types of influences: input (what you feed your mind), associations (the people with whom you spend time) and the environment (your surroundings).

Remain aware

This lesson is mainly about the brain. The brain is not designed to make you happy. It has only one agenda: survival. It is always watching for signs of ”lack and attack”. Your brain is programmed to seek out dwindling resources and whatever is out to destroy you.

Do more

It takes a little extra to be extraordinary. In all areas of your life, look for the multiplier opportunities where you can go a little further, push yourself a little harder, last a little longer, prepare a little better and deliver a little bit more.

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