Why You Should Not Give Up Now
Some days ago, I was listening to Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki’s Audio version of “Why We Want You To Be Rich”‘s book.
There has been a great hype around this book for sometimes now. So about 2 weeks ago, I decided to buy it with my Audible credit.
It was a really great book and I think I’m still going to buy the book version once I find it in a bookstore in the country (I think you should read it too)… Amazon is an expensive option. LOL! By the way, I love buying books from Amazon, still bought like 5 last week but I always make sure those are books I can’t get easily in Nigeria.
OKAY. So, from the book Donald Trump narrated a story his dad told him about a popular bottling company we all know of… and the story goes this way;
A company which I’d like to refer to as “Company A” formulated plans to launch a soda product in the market. They know their goal, they have the ingredients, and they know how to do it. According to Donald, the problem was in form of branding/name of the product.
1st Experiment – Named the product “1-Up” and FAILED
2nd Experiment – Named the product “2-Up” – FAILED
3rd Experiment – Named the product “3-Up” – FAILED
4th Experiment – Named the product “4-Up” – FAILED
5th Experiment – Named the product “5-Up” – FAILED
6th Experiment – Named the product “6-Up” – FAILED
Okay, if you were in the position to advise Company A, what will you tell them to do? To continue the experiment, right? That should have maybe been the right thing to do, but sadly, Company A didn’t do the that.
Instead, they gave up and sold away the formula to another company… Let’s use “Company B” this time. Company B, on the other hand, still believed in the formula and continued the experiment. And below was the result:
7th Experiment – Named the product “7-Up” – SUCCESSFUL
And that was exactly how 7-UP happened. You should already know the rest of the story.
So, let me ask you a question; Are you about giving up?
Do you see yourself almost reaching your goals and it’s not still happening? Why does it look like everyone else is succeeding but not you?
Sincerely, for everyone who has made it in this life, there is always 1 extra trial that got them to where they are.
Remember Thomas Edison? The America’s Greatest Inventor… That crazy man had a 1,000 unsuccessful attempts at inventing the light bulb but still continued… He’s really crazy walahi.
But see this quote;
Personally, I’ve failed a whole lot of times, in many businesses. Still remembered how everything I made between 2009 and 2011 was way less than N10,000. And this was a period where I spent over N100k on learning and investing. I once spent half of my school fees on useless courses but I still looked back and say it’s all worth it.
There was a time my dad gave me 20k cash to put into my business and I actually put every last 1 Naira of that in but nothing came back… I remembered reminding him of that sometimes last month and he was like; “it took long before you earned my believed back as regard this business of yours”.
And here I am today, still failing and still learning… But banking hard anyway.
So, keep believing in your dreams and don’t give up!
P.S. Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki did a lot of recommendation for network marketing in that book and that in fact once again made me feel I am in the right business… And that is right because network marketing works especially when there is a good system like the one we have in place here