Be Like God by DLM


Published on

Be Like God unravels the mystery of converting ideas to money spinning businesses. Outlining strategies to creating wealth from nothing and effectively maximizing such feats

Published in: Business, Technology
1 Like
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Be Like God by DLM

  1. 1. ENTREPRENEURSHIP Creating Wealth from Nothing Start with an Idea Messan Lanre Idea Strategist
  2. 2. Be Like God… <ul><li>He started with a dream (idea) of everything good around him. He brooded for a long while; He planned, created all we see by a constant thought process out of nothing and from nowhere. It may take time, people may mock you. Spite you and laugh at you but just BE LIKE GOD. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Be Like God… <ul><li>The Bible says in Gen 1:1, 2 – In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void, and darkness … </li></ul><ul><li>The word VOID shows emptiness, nothingness and combined with this emptiness was thick, deep darkness; darkness that could be felt and touched. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Be Like God… <ul><li>So, how do we create wealth from nothing, when there is no money or resources, when we know no one, when we have limited skill-set to achieve what we want to achieve, when there is no college degree to make a way for us in the corporate world or even if it is available, nothing can really be saved from our monthly income, even when we try to save something, the amount is infinitesimal in comparism to our great dreams?…BE LIKE GOD. </li></ul>
  5. 5. HOW DO WE BE LIKE GOD? <ul><li>To be like God, we need to act like God. What did he do in the circumstances in which he found himself? </li></ul>
  6. 6. UNDERSTANDING THE POWER WITHIN <ul><li>As humans, we are empowered to be just like God. We were created as spirit beings, which lives in a body and possess a soul and this soul holds the great forces of our mind, our will and our emotions. God breathe the same creative spirit that moved upon the face of the waters into you and the Bible says man became a living soul. </li></ul><ul><li>Wealth can only be created through deep thought, meditation, prayer, planning and particularly, the will to achieve what you conceive and a consistent persistence in this attitude will bring about a winning streak. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Goal… <ul><li>Today, we will learn </li></ul><ul><li>How to create wealth from nothing using entrepreneurship as a tool. </li></ul><ul><li>How other successful people did it. </li></ul><ul><li>How to maximize real opportunities. </li></ul><ul><li>Steps to take in starting. </li></ul>
  8. 8. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: A TOOL TO CREATING WEALTH FROM NOTHING <ul><li>“ People living in this part of the world often consider it a challenge to become financially successful because of the peculiarity of our socio- economic environment” </li></ul><ul><li>But then… </li></ul><ul><li>Looking from the other side, you will realize our socio-economic problems are actually the opportunities we need to make it. All we need is to convert opportunities into value – adding ideas. There and then, will the journey of entrepreneurship begin! </li></ul>
  9. 9. In the words of Albert Einstein <ul><li>“ Albert Einstein: Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” </li></ul><ul><li>When you create value that satisfy someone’s needs or desires and the person is willing to pay for such value over and over again, you are on your way to becoming an entrepreneur and creating wealth </li></ul>
  10. 10. Entrepreneurship defined <ul><li>Entrepreneurship is simply defined as a system or process that creates value which solves problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Keywords: </li></ul><ul><li>Create: involve imagination in bringing something new into existence. </li></ul><ul><li>Value : something of importance that fulfils desires or provides needs </li></ul><ul><li>Solve : To make something easier or to provide a need </li></ul><ul><li>Problem : A situation that demands solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>System/Process : an organized dynamic pattern or structure </li></ul>
  11. 11. Simply solve a problem. <ul><li>God created you to solve a problem. Why did you buy a car? Because it solved a transportation problem. Why do you watch the news each evening on television? It solves an information problem. </li></ul><ul><li>Why did God create you? </li></ul><ul><li>He created you to solve human problems. </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanics solve car problems </li></ul><ul><li>Dentists solve tooth problem </li></ul><ul><li>Lawyers solve legal problems </li></ul><ul><li>Mothers solve emotional problems </li></ul><ul><li>Accountants solve tax problems </li></ul><ul><li>Christians solve human problems </li></ul>
  12. 12. Know that … <ul><li>God is the solution to mankind. Therefore, you are created to be a solution to somebody… You just have to ask; who is that person? Where is that person? What does that person need? How do I create and deliver what that person needs? </li></ul><ul><li>And multiply what you have to offer by how many people you want to reach and how far you want to go… It is equals to WEALTH. </li></ul>
  13. 13. How Then Do We Create Wealth From Nothing? <ul><li>Have </li></ul><ul><li>an </li></ul><ul><li>IDEA! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Idea Fuels Entrepreneurship: the Processes <ul><li>Process 1 : Creating the Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Process 2 : Converting the idea to a value adding business </li></ul><ul><li>Process 3 : Making the business generate the wealth </li></ul>
  15. 15. PROCESS 1: CREATING THE IDEA <ul><li>You can create ideas from: </li></ul><ul><li>Experiences and opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Fun time and adventures </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking </li></ul><ul><li>Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Problems: political, social, spiritual, economic, financial etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Talent </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul>
  16. 16. PROCESS 2: CONVERTING THE IDEA TO A VALUE ADDING BUSINESS <ul><li>Convert the idea created to a product or service that fits a researched market </li></ul><ul><li>Create a business plan for the idea </li></ul><ul><li>Attach a measurable monetary value to product or service </li></ul><ul><li>Market the product or service to a target customers </li></ul>
  17. 17. PROCESS 2: CONVERTING THE IDEA TO A VALUE ADDING BUSINESS <ul><li>Drive the business with strategic skills such as: </li></ul><ul><li>Prayer </li></ul><ul><li>Plan/set goals </li></ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Good leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Quality Service </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Integrity </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Optimism </li></ul><ul><li>Dynamism </li></ul><ul><li>Obsession </li></ul>
  18. 18. PROCESS 2: CONVERTING THE IDEA TO A VALUE ADDING BUSINESS <ul><li>Involve People </li></ul><ul><li>As supporters </li></ul><ul><li>As partners </li></ul><ul><li>As customers </li></ul><ul><li>As workers </li></ul><ul><li>As advisers </li></ul><ul><li>As investors </li></ul><ul><li>As bankers </li></ul>
  19. 19. PROCESS 3: MAKING THE BUSINESS GENERATE WEALTH <ul><li>Invest back into the business idea (Unlimited opportunities waiting) </li></ul><ul><li>Pay Tithe 10%(Unavoidable) </li></ul><ul><li>Save 10% of profit (Untouchable) </li></ul><ul><li>Expand business reasonably to more market segments </li></ul><ul><li>Be financially savvy </li></ul><ul><li>Create an effective budget </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the accounts tidy </li></ul><ul><li>Bank the proceeds </li></ul><ul><li>Spend wisely </li></ul><ul><li>Maintain a consistent cash flow (pay debts on time) </li></ul><ul><li>Identify more opportunities and strategies to drive your business idea </li></ul>
  20. 20. THE TRUTH: You need knowledge to create wealth ! <ul><li>Examine this: </li></ul><ul><li>If you see a man who goes with so much confidence while he walks or drives along the streets, who is not disturbed when he suffers losses, who is not easily frightened by awful situations and who lives his life with so much ease, then two things could be responsible for his behavior. It is either he has a lot of money stored up in his bank account or he has so much knowledge stored up in his mind. </li></ul>
  21. 21. THE TRUTH: You need knowledge to create wealth ! <ul><li>On the contrary </li></ul><ul><li>When you see a man who walks on the streets with so much inelegance, who lives his life in fear of the future, who gets worried about minor challenges, then two things could also be responsible. It is either he has an empty pocket or he has an empty head. </li></ul>
  22. 22. PEOPLE WHO CREATED WEALTH FROM NOTHING <ul><li>Proverbs 31 Woman : The life of the Proverbs 31 woman encapsulates the whole idea of entrepreneurship. </li></ul>
  23. 23. PEOPLE WHO CREATED WEALTH FROM NOTHING <ul><li>Fred Smith was 27 when he founded FedEx. </li></ul>
  24. 24. PEOPLE WHO CREATED WEALTH FROM NOTHING <ul><li>Colonel Harland Sanders , founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken, got real fired up and got started regardless of what he has. Sanders had money problems like everyone else when he was first building Kentucky Fried Chicken </li></ul>
  25. 25. PEOPLE WHO CREATED WEALTH FROM NOTHING <ul><li>Toyosi Akerele , a young enigmatic entrepreneur very passionate about youth development started the company, RISE poised to empower young people through a magazine and have grown into a strategic youth development company serving up to 1 million youth in 15 Nigerian cities raking in millions of naira every year. </li></ul>
  26. 26. How to maximize Real Opportunities. You can build a mega business and create wealth from this …Just Think! & Act Now! <ul><li>SMS Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Face book Marketing </li></ul><ul><li>Information Sales </li></ul><ul><li>Laundry </li></ul><ul><li>Investment Club </li></ul><ul><li>Seminar Production </li></ul><ul><li>Event planning </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Letter publishing </li></ul><ul><li>Make Up Artist </li></ul><ul><li>Idea development </li></ul><ul><li>Merchandizing ( </li></ul>
  27. 27. Steps to take <ul><li>There is something that you have that is called Real Opportunity which can help you create wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Whoever you are, start with what you have, where you are, , whatever it is – just start. Soon, you will overcome the first obstacle. </li></ul><ul><li>Set goals on what you intend to start and how you plan to grow. After this presentation, you have not decided to start now – Go get a JOB (Just Over Broke) </li></ul>
  28. 28. HEARKEN UNTO THIS: THE 10 COMMANDMENTS <ul><li>Thou shalt remember the Lord thy God for it is He that giveth the power to get wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt trust in the Lord thy God with all thy heart, leaning not on your own understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty is ungodly, therefore shalt thou revoke every resolution you have made to be poor. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt abhor poverty and sin with passion and desire the blessings of the Lord. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt not engage thyself in idleness, but shall work with thine hands, the things that enhance wealth. </li></ul>
  29. 29. HEARKEN UNTO THIS: THE 10 COMMANDMENTS <ul><li>Thou shalt do thy work with all diligence so that thou mayest find favour before God and men. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt not heap up wealth for ungodly use but shall honour the Lord with thy substance. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt not acquire wealth by dishonest means; neither shalt thou oppress the poor with thy riches. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt hold the power of knowledge in high regard and shalt explore the power of inspiration. </li></ul><ul><li>Thou shalt use thy wisdom and thy wealth for the work of God and for the benefit of mankind. </li></ul>
  30. 30. LAST WORDS <ul><li>Find a need, Create an idea, Convert it into a product or service, Market it to your phone contacts first, start now, now, now, behold you are an entrepreneur ready to create wealth. </li></ul><ul><li>I AM YAGGY … A young person leading transformational change for self and community </li></ul><ul><li>Be inspired, be Nigerian. </li></ul><ul><li>You will succeed! </li></ul>