So this is me and yesterday I attended the entrepreneurs hangout with @thelarryleo
Yesterday was a significant day in my business as it marked one year in the city of Lagos!
Exactly one year ago, it was @nosike_omaliko birthday. He had called me to make him a cake.
You see I started baking in my final year at the University. At this time last year I was done with school and in Lagos. Upon entering lagos, i sent out messages to a few friends about my baking abilities. A friend @clemjay04 responded to that call and referred me to a colleague of his who after looking at some pictures of my work thought them terrible. "Oh my Lord, what is she saying?" I had just acquired additional skills in cake decoration, how can she say my work is bad. Maybe Lagos is not the place for me. If you live in Lagos you probably know a baker or two on your street. I thought to myself, "where was the opportunity for me?" I'd better be content with a paid job or go to a small town like Awka. But my passion didn't let me rest. Each time I saw a picture of a beautifully decorated cake I always thought I could do it! What was wrong, oh city of Lagos be friendly please. I researched, and researched and researched. I sought help from my teachers and mentors @thoye8 @midaseventsawka. I improved further on my skill. Then fortune smiled at me. I got a call and I made a cake. A simple cake it was but that cake opened doors to several others I have done today. It's one year already and we are going strong! I've had fails and wins oh big fails that made me question my decision to continue this business. I sometimes even still have doubts, some entrepreneurs from yesteday know this. It took a push from @dbugboss to start this page...talk about doing it afraid. I've had laughs I've had wins. I've done cakes I only dreamt of. I broke through.
I just want to use this opportunity to tell anyone going through similar situation to hang in there. You are good enough, just refine your skills. Keep the faith, keep the fight, the city of Lagos is fierce but you will break through!
#doitafraid #daretodream #breakthrough #breakforth