It's a new year, and many of us have resolved to be more productive at work. We've purchased journals, downloaded apps and maybe even taken a productivity/time management course. But what if the answer to your time management and productivity problems is good 'ole discipline?
We’ve all got ideas that we’ve been toying with for ages, but before you leap right into implementing said idea, a little clarity on how to proceed is always a good thing. If you’ve finally decided to ‘just do it’, this 5-question checklist will serve as a handy guide.
For many entrepreneurs, it has become somewhat of a badge of honour to never slow down or make time for self-care. If you spend enough time on Instagram, especially those pages dedicated to motivational quotes, you must have come across quotes like ‘grind while they sleep’ and ‘hustle seven days a week’.
But is endless hustling and grinding really the key to success?
Every worthwhile achievement in work and in life requires the ability to persevere in its pursuit. While talent, skill, and opportunity are important, refusing to let challenges and setbacks deter you from pursuing your goals is key.
We first met Uzo aka 'the Taco Lady' when her Mexican food outfit, El Padrino, catered for our movie night at CapitalSquare a few weeks ago. Her Tacos were so delicious and her customer service beyond exceptional, we had to find out more about the lady behind the brand.
In addition to making great tasting, affordable Mexican food readily available, Uzo's mission is to redefine customer service standards in Nigeria, especially in the food industry. She tells us about her experience so far.
We hosted a fireside chat with Uber Nigeria’s country manager, Maria Rotilu. In a conversation themed ‘positioning yourself for the big win’, Maria shared some useful nuggets and insights about taking advantage of opportunities to get to the next level in your business and career.
You’re trying to read an important work-related document but your Facebook notifications keep distracting you.
You sit down to begin working on an important project that your boss needs done right away, but your email inbox keeps chiming incessantly with new messages and you can’t help but look every time the chime reaches your eardrums.
You are in the middle of your workday and you’re getting things done, but you’re also getting text messages so you’re stopping every few minutes to read and respond to your family members and friends.
In the previous scenarios, it’s going to be impossible to get into the zone and be more productive. There are too many distractions keeping you from reaching your peak levels of productivity.
To learn how to defeat these distractions once and for all and enter into the zone at will, please use the following suggestions.
Unapologetic lochead and founder,Locitude Studios Ade Balogun, is a longtime friend of the CapitalSquare family, so it was only a matter of time before we caught up with her for a little chit-chat about her journey as an entrepreneur. What makes her story even more interesting is that she saw an opportunity to do what she loved for a living and decided to make the transition from paid employment to entrepreneurship to make it a reality. She tells us all about her journey here:
Whether you realize it or not, an impression is created every time your business interacts with the public. Your social media posts. Your customer service. Your products and services, and how your deliver those. Over time, the sum of these impressions becomes your identity.
As a business owner, you can shape these interactions to your advantage.
mobile innovators have until 24th March to submit their entries for the West Africa Mobile Awards (WAMAS) (www.wamas.com.ng) with winners to be announced at an awards gala on May 18th in Lagos, Nigeria. Click for details.
Each month, we sit down with a member of our community to talk about their work, their experience working out of CapitalSquare, and to just generally let the world know how awesome they are!
This March, our spotlight is on accountant turned serial entrepreneur, Busola Oyefeso. He is the founder of Tailorbricks, a property development firm as well as the lead consultant at Ubequity Consulting, a business strategy & marketing firm.
We're looking for a super-amazing person to join our team as a Community Manager. Responsibilities include managing members, growing the community, and generally making CapitalSquare a great place to work. Click through if you think you've got what it takes, and please remember to share!