Do I wake up in the morning thinking about my bills? With a school fee bill in excess of N60m annually, do I focus on it?
NO. I just know I will pay it. My mind tells me what I will do instead.
My mind tells me to move 100,000 people through my theatre doors for the year. My mind tells me to write over 10,000 words in essays, opinions, and articles weekly.
My mind tells me to build the biggest theatre in Africa that will be owned by the largest shareholder base ever.
Late last year, I was faced with a $15,000 school fee bill in the middle of looking for money for my play Ufok Ibaan
My hard-working and very talented production manager Ifeanyi was worried. I could see fear in his eyes as he said oga you have only two weeks to pay this bill.” What will u do?
I smiled and said, “ohh boy, let’s look for money for ufok ibaan dt money will come. Don’t allow it to distract us or put us under pressure.
We pushed and pushed, and it was my account officer who called me two days before the deadline that there is money can ‘I transfer’
A lot of us get bogged down with Bill. Bills are irritants; they are there to distract and put fear. If you don’t pay, the sky will not fall. Only few people consider bills when they are moving
Like I say, does Dangote bother about salary or holiday bonus for the 13th month? Does he think about fuel in his official car? Please na
I once asked Chidi Ajaere, one of the most enigmatic young men I know. He runs the family-owned GIG Logistics with over 4,000 Nigerians under his employ if his brand new Range Rover was fuel-efficient
The eye he gave me that day, I never forgot. Why would fuel of his machine be his problem, when he was paying 4,000 people and building a huge logistics empire split out of a major family transportation business which is taking huge international firms like UPS and DHL to the cleaners.
You see how I carry my focus on little things to disturb billionaires.
My people kill the fear, ignore the little things, forget about the bills, and push. people.. push. push.
Lose the effing job. Major irritant.
Duke of Shomolu