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Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by JohnspeakU(m): 2:15am On Sep 13
4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man
By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent and Life Coach)

I rarely share this part of my life, not that I don't want to, but because I used to think that it wasn't time not until yesterday. I'm a very private person who seldom speak in the midst of people that I am not too familiar with. Instead of talking, I always prefer keeping mute in order to learn one or two lessons from their conversations.
After leaving my home town for Lagos, I found myself in conditions that I wasn't used to and wasn't prepared for. After stepping my foot in Lagos after being told by God to leave my home state and go to my Canaan, which I later discovered to be Lagos, I met a physically challenged shoe Cobbler whom God used to provide me succor at that point in time. I was so fascinated by his business model that I decided to take my time to study and learn from him.

This man is a very popular and semi successful businessman who earns a very reasonable amount of money on a daily basis that most top business executives doesn’t. After staying with him for almost a month, I got fascinated by his business model that I asked him to teach me how to be a successful businessman. After much pestering and humility, he finally opened up and told me and I want to share just four out of the twenty I wrote down.

- Your Location Determines Your Earnings
I have heard so many entrepreneurs and business owners say that location doesn't matter when it comes to business. I Learnt from my physically challenged friend that location does matter. For instance, it will be very difficult to sell a house located in somewhere like ikorodu in Lagos for N100 million naira, but if that same house is located in a place like Victoria Island, it'd be sold for more. I Learnt that if I am looking for quantity then, the location of my business may not matter but if profit is what I want, then location does matter. Due to the location of the business of my physically challenged friend, I noticed that his customers were paying him a lot of money just for minor repairs of their shoes that an average Nigerian complaining about the economic situation of the country will not dare to pay. Everyday, I saw him go home with huge amounts of money just from few transactions.

- Your Taste Determines Your Location, Clients and Earnings
Despite being challenged physically, he still had taste. There were jobs he turned down or gave to some other people to do, not because he couldn't do them but because they didn't meet his taste. I never saw him patronize anyhow food vendors, and he never went below his standard. I Learnt from my physically challenged friend that if I intend to earn big, or attract high paying clients, I must work on my taste.

- Competence + Character - Smartness = Bankruptcy
What this means is that as a business person you need to be smart. I saw my physically challenged friend charge his clients very high for his service only to employ the service of a fulani 'shoe Cobbler' for the job. Normally, a shoe Cobbler would charge very little for that job, but because of the smartness of my friend, I saw him make a lot of profits from his business. Using the service of a fulani shoe cobbler didn't reduce the quality of service because most of those shoes cobblers are more talented than his own apprentices working with him. By being smart, he was able to do much and better jobs and also made very high profit from his business. Being smart is simply about being able to recognize and take advantage of opportunities.

- Location + Competence + Smartness - Devourers = Bankruptcy
After studying him, I discovered that despite all the money he was getting, he still was finding it difficult to grow his business to the level he wanted. There were so many things like gambling, drinking, womanizing, etc devouring his money. He actually said to me "Johnspeak, there is money in Lagos and you can make it here if only you can avoid alcoholism, womanizing, gambling and partying." So many people are heavily indebted not that the profits from their business or careers can't sustain them but because there are so many things devouring their finances.

Succeed You Must!

(c) Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent And Life Coach.

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by JohnspeakU(m): 4:08pm On Sep 13
JohnspeakU:
4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man
By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent and Life Coach)

I rarely share this part of my life, not that I don't want to, but because I used to think that it wasn't time not until yesterday. I'm a very private person who seldom speak in the midst of people that I am not too familiar with. Instead of talking, I always prefer keeping mute in order to learn one or two lessons from their conversations.
After leaving my home town for Lagos, I found myself in conditions that I wasn't used to and wasn't prepared for. After stepping my foot in Lagos after being told by God to leave my home state and go to my Canaan, which I later discovered to be Lagos, I met a physically challenged shoe Cobbler whom God used to provide me succor at that point in time. I was so fascinated by his business model that I decided to take my time to study and learn from him.

This man is a very popular and semi successful businessman who earns a very reasonable amount of money on a daily basis that most top business executives doesn’t. After staying with him for almost a month, I got fascinated by his business model that I asked him to teach me how to be a successful businessman. After much pestering and humility, he finally opened up and told me and I want to share just four out of the twenty I wrote down.

- Your Location Determines Your Earnings
I have heard so many entrepreneurs and business owners say that location doesn't matter when it comes to business. I Learnt from my physically challenged friend that location does matter. For instance, it will be very difficult to sell a house located in somewhere like ikorodu in Lagos for N100 million naira, but if that same house is located in a place like Victoria Island, it'd be sold for more. I Learnt that if I am looking for quantity then, the location of my business may not matter but if profit is what I want, then location does matter. Due to the location of the business of my physically challenged friend, I noticed that his customers were paying him a lot of money just for minor repairs of their shoes that an average Nigerian complaining about the economic situation of the country will not dare to pay. Everyday, I saw him go home with huge amounts of money just from few transactions.

- Your Taste Determines Your Location, Clients and Earnings
Despite being challenged physically, he still had taste. There were jobs he turned down or gave to some other people to do, not because he couldn't do them but because they didn't meet his taste. I never saw him patronize anyhow food vendors, and he never went below his standard. I Learnt from my physically challenged friend that if I intend to earn big, or attract high paying clients, I must work on my taste.

- Competence + Character - Smartness = Bankruptcy
What this means is that as a business person you need to be smart. I saw my physically challenged friend charge his clients very high for his service only to employ the service of a fulani 'shoe Cobbler' for the job. Normally, a shoe Cobbler would charge very little for that job, but because of the smartness of my friend, I saw him make a lot of profits from his business. Using the service of a fulani shoe cobbler didn't reduce the quality of service because most of those shoes cobblers are more talented than his own apprentices working with him. By being smart, he was able to do much and better jobs and also made very high profit from his business. Being smart is simply about being able to recognize and take advantage of opportunities.

- Location + Competence + Smartness - Devourers = Bankruptcy
After studying him, I discovered that despite all the money he was getting, he still was finding it difficult to grow his business to the level he wanted. There were so many things like gambling, drinking, womanizing, etc devouring his money. He actually said to me "Johnspeak, there is money in Lagos and you can make it here if only you can avoid alcoholism, womanizing, gambling and partying." So many people are heavily indebted not that the profits from their business or careers can't sustain them but because there are so many things devouring their finances.

Succeed You Must!

(c) Johnspeak Uwangue
Motivational Speaker, Talent And Life Coach.

For more enquiries or questions please send an email to:
Johnspeaklife@gmail.com

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by emmaoanidu: 7:43pm On Sep 13
Nice write up.

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by JohnspeakU(m): 9:27pm On Sep 13
emmaoanidu:
Nice write up.
Thanks
Lalasticlala mynd44
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by morereb10: 8:55am On Sep 14
on point

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by modelmike7(m): 8:55am On Sep 14
INSPIRING

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by takenadoh: 8:55am On Sep 14
I dey come still trying to decipher Mr. Eazis lies, but when I read finish I go surely comment.




Nothing extra ordinary about this write up at all, just another so called "motivational speaker, trying to score cheap points from common sense."

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by Yomzzyblog: 8:57am On Sep 14
Ok
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by MhizzAJ(f): 9:05am On Sep 14
cool

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by jW16: 9:06am On Sep 14
ON POINT cool

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by rapcy(m): 9:08am On Sep 14
This is good

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by Emvicprints1: 9:08am On Sep 14
takenadoh:
I dey come still trying to decipher Mr. Eazis lies, but when I read finish I go surely comment.




Nothing extra ordinary about this write up at all, just another so called "motivational speaker, trying to score cheap points from common sense."
just to give you high spirit in the real world it's different
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by Donald3d(m): 9:09am On Sep 14
awesome ! Check my signature guys ,you might need it !

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by Guyman02: 9:12am On Sep 14
JohnspeakU:
4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man
By Johnspeak Uwangue (Motivational Speaker, Talent and Life Coach)


- Location + Competence + Smartness - Devourers = Bankruptcy


I think it should be Location + Competence + Smartness (+) Devourers = Bankruptcy

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by czarina(f): 9:15am On Sep 14
Yes.... We learn every day.... Check my signature
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by takenadoh: 9:16am On Sep 14
Emvicprints1:
just to give you high spirit in the real world it's different


Yes I am sick of so called "motivational speakers" twisting everything to their favour!

Gambling is bad but some have succeeded in it,

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by castrol180(m): 9:19am On Sep 14
Very nice one... Thumb up

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by DozieInc(m): 9:23am On Sep 14
Interesting write up, keep it up OP.

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by chidichuddo: 9:25am On Sep 14
womanising has been a long time killer of any money yielding business.

Avoid women and watch your business grow

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by mykh01(m): 9:28am On Sep 14
Nice piece, but that taste of a thing is only when you are left with options that you will have taste for the kind of job you do
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by emmabest2000(m): 9:29am On Sep 14
Nothing new here ..

Business is all about LUCK and GOOD CAPITAL !

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by divicoded: 9:30am On Sep 14
The developers
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by Deo1986: 9:31am On Sep 14
and instead of learning from the likes of Dangote, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and others you are learning from a roadside cripple shoemaker....... Are you alright?
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by LABISHOE: 9:45am On Sep 14
Shut Up..Man,u Get Sense@all
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by dejavski(m): 9:53am On Sep 14
JohnspeakU:

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oton jibefun?
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by SamzackD(m): 10:03am On Sep 14
emmabest2000:
Nothing new here ..

Business is all about LUCK and GOOD CAPITAL !


Quit saying business is about luck

Business is about hard work with a plan(vision),

Do you think dangote was lucky when he was pushing salt and cement on wheelbarrow in the market, do you think bill gates was lucky when sat he sat alone for hours thinking of business ideas that would change the world, do you think John d. Rockefeller was lucky when he decided to do something different rather by refining oil rather than drilling oil.


Stop making it look like making it in business is reserved for just those that are lucky, it isn't, all the rich and successful business men in history had a plan and put In hard work to see them achieved.

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by SamzackD(m): 10:13am On Sep 14
Deo1986:
and instead of learning from the likes of Dangote, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and others you are learning from a roadside cripple shoemaker....... Are you alright?

We learn from any and everybody,


Quit looking at the messenger and look for the message, only then can you really learn.

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by 400billionman: 10:21am On Sep 14
I believe in being smart.

Opportunity to hit it big may only appear and stay open for few months or few weeks which if you don't utilize it, it may take another 5 years to hit such opportunity in any field of endeavour. So reaction time should be very short. And ensure you identify all the available options on hand in time to utilize them.

But the worse problem is what you do with the money when you hit it big. Most people first buy cars to show off or spend lavishly.

Staying rich is more difficult than becoming rich. Because a fool and his money path ways easily.

When you have the facts, all you need is the time to put it to use.

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Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by 400billionman: 10:30am On Sep 14
chidichuddo:
womanising has been a long time killer of any money yielding business.


Avoid women and watch your business grow

When your business is not making enough money, you blame women.

Emotionally, you are more business minded without women, but a reliable woman even helps ur business grow.

It is not the money you gave out that is slowing the biz but your emotional state.
Re: Johnspeak Uwangue: 4 Business Lessons I Learnt From A Physically Challenged Man by Mikeal09: 11:06am On Sep 14
Deo1986:
and instead of learning from the likes of Dangote, Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and others you are learning from a roadside cripple shoemaker....... Are you alright?
You are wrong my friend, you are wrong.

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