After reading Dr. Addo’s book, THE SEVEN PRINCIPLES OF SUCCUSS AND WEALTH CREATION, I’ve taken the time to put together some nuggets I believe will be of help to young entrepreneurs. Here are some thoughts and lessons from an accomplished entrepreneur – Dr Michael Agyekum Addo, founder and CEO of KAMA Group Ltd.
- It costs a lot to educate people, but it’s costs more to leave them uneducated so why not lend a helping hand?
- As you make and break promises to people, you portray yourself as an undependable, untruthful and unreliable person. To be a person of integrity means that you stick to your words and do what is expected of you without being reminded at all.
- Success that stems from cheating is unsustainable and will not last. Most people who succeed by cheating die as paupers.
- We lie sometimes to display tact, weakness (out of fear), diplomacy, public relations, courtesy or be gentlemanly. We therefore show how insecure we can be.
- Preserve these three: good books, good reputation and good people. They are vital in your pursuit of success and wealth.
- My definition of hard work has to do with what you do before 8am and what you do after 5pm. The extra mile you go each day plays a significant role in climbing the mountain of success.
- A disciplined person has a calm and controlled demeanour even in difficult and stressful situations. Such a person does not overreact but maintains his composure at all times.
- In planning, ensure that what you want to do is Simple and Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time bound.
- If you want to be hard working, you must try not to find excuses for a job poorly done. The complaining character becomes a “weight” hanging on your legs retarding the work progress.
- Be sure to smile as you work. In fact, always smile, whether you are at work or not. It is good for the soul and will create an affable and comfortable environment for you to work in.
I hope these will help you to rise in the field of entrepreneurship and wealth creation. Have a great day. Blessings.