Find your power and the secret to success

I am not going to list out a step or guide as the secret to success. No, I would rather want you to understand how to develop a lifestyle that would bring you lasting success, in your personal life as well as in your professional life. There is only one secret and that is “knowledge”. Knowledge is power. Knowledge is the key to your own freedom. It is the step out of poverty, the bridge between where you are now and where you want to be. Your goal after reading this blog should be that you want to become a Key Person of Influence (shortened as KPI) in your environment. Why? Because it’s only KPIs that actually get successful in what ever they do. They are the ones that have the power to impact their own lives positively and the lives of those around them.


Every successful entrepreneur today invested in becoming a Key Person of Influence – watch my tutorial on How to become a Key Person of Influence. Ask yourself, why should you be successful or enjoy success if you do not care about yourself and your environment? The truth is that, in todays economical space or professional space, there are thousands, even millions of people just like you. They have the same or similar idea and often with the same capability, maybe even better! This means that you need to invest smartly in yourself to stand out. It does not necessarily mean, you have to work harder or a dozen times more, no. It means you have to work smart. Investing your time and energy in only those things that really matter and making it a routine. Thats what I am asking you to do from now on.

What type of knowledge do you need to get to be successful?

First of all, it depends on what area you desire success. Exactly in that area, should you devote your energy to get more knowledge about. If you want to be successful in your catering business, then, you need to invest time to gain more knowledge in catering. The driving questions should be – who is the best catering business in town? What do I need to know to become better than the best catering business in town? Does it mean, you have to know more about healthy eating and food nutrients? Do you get what I mean? Go deep. do not take short cuts. Learn. If you have specific questions regarding what type of knowledge to acquire to become even more successful, then I will be happy to answer them. Simply drop your question beneath this blog article. Feedback, critic and praises are all welcome as well.

How do you acquire knowledge?
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One key step successful entrepreneurs consistently take today, is to gain as much knowledge as they can about their industry and workspace. Take for example the giant of all – Google. They have series intelligence tracking algorithm, softwares and programs that captures information their users post on their platforms. Why? Because this is how they know what their potential customers want. If they know, they can create better solutions that will generate money. If Google, after all their financial wealth, consistently gathers information, why are you not doing the same? Google gathers using their platform, you can begin to gather information by reading articles about your profession and industry, by reading books, by attending event specific to your sector, by watching documentaries – not just feature films, real documentaries, listening to news, holding constructive debates and conversations.

How early can one begin?

The easiest way to develop this attitude is to start right from a very young age. This is where parents come in. I have met adults who were neglected by their parent. Who never received any kind of general training and boost towards attaining extra knowledge outside of school. Funny enough, what you will need out there in the practical world is the knowledge you learn outside school. Therefore, as an entrepreneur parent, the willingness and hunger for knowledge is a very important gift you should try to give to your children.

As a child, my mum will wake me up every morning to read before going to school.  My mother was a teacher and is still a teacher. It was impossible to say no! As a child, I was so irritated about it.  I have 2 kids of my now now. I can imagine how my mum must have felt when I will be like “no I want to sleep, I don’t want to learn”.  I am so grateful to my mother that she forced this gift into my life: the urge and happiness to want to know more. The gift of wanting to learn more.

Triumphing over negative experiences.

I have worked with women who were not privileged to have a mother who made them love to learn. These women were majorly victims of human trafficking who found themselves in Europe. In a foreign country, having to learn a new language, a new style of living, a new way to interact and a new art of carrying themselves, while still being authentic to their origin culture. Imagine how challenging it was to introduce the idea to these young adults, that they would have to begin to embrace new ideas, new cultures, new knowledge.

Especially considering that some of them had become traumatised from the experience of human trafficking. Only those young women who had somehow received that foundation from their parents or community to learn, to be ready to embrace new knowledge could survive and triumph out of their traumatised situation. So no matter what you have experienced in your life. Be it issues like domestic violence, like being unemployed, like not having enough to take care of yourself, like neglect, illness, failed relationship or whatever it is. You still stand a better chance to overcome all these downsides , if you seek information revolving around the situation.

Recap and key take-aways

The secret to success is knowledge. Knowledge is power. You can acquire knowledge.  The willingness to learn, to know more, to ask questions is crucial to the development of our minds and our lives. If you are a parent, dedicate time to teach your children to ask, to learn, to want more knowledge, because that is the true key to freedom. My mission is to help you develop your ideas to becoming real successful ventures, to transform them to wealth – FREE welcome series tutorial on wealth. And the first step is to be ready to know more. I look forward to your comments and do not forget to subscribe to our weekly blog using the subscribe section in the footer. Thank you for reading.

Cheers, Joana

I am Joana, a Nigerian-born Austrian-based entrepreneur and activist. Founded Joadre in 2012 and continue to develop content to engage and empower African SMEs.





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