In this two part episode, Cem interviews Social Entrepreneur and writer of “How To Be A Student Entrepreneur,” Junior Ogunyemi to talk about why being a student is the optimal time to become an entrepreneur as well as why our digital economy demands entrepreneurship. We discuss how your family upbringing may or may not influence how entrepreneurial you are, why entrepreneurship is 90% mindset, how to find the right mentors to speed up your learning curve and much, much more!
What you’ll hear
03:00 Have you always been an entrepreneur?
03:20 “Find something you like doing and find someone to pay you for it.”
08:20 “Never be complacent with your skills and always have a vision.”
09:30 “If you want something done, do it straight away.”
11:00 How did knowing about entrepreneurship change the way you approached education?
12:30 “I used my formal education as a safety net to fall back on.”
13:30 How did you go about getting your first business started?
17:00 Where does your personality to taken action on ideas come from?
19:30 What attracted you to psychology at such a young age?
23:00 What key lessons did you take away from your first business?
25:00 “You have to build your business around systems, not yourself.”
25:30 How do you know when it’s the right time to hire?
27:20 How did seeing someone make £400k in 7 minutes change your world?
29:00 “Stop trying to work harder, work smarter.”
29:30 How did you go about getting in the company of successful people?
31:00 Why do you think people are so afraid of asking questions?
31:10 “The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute, the man who does not ask is a fool for life.” – Confucius
32:00 What does it mean to have an eagle mindset?
35:00 What did you learn from giving out leaflets for Action Jackson?
36:00 Developing the SW mindset. “Some will, some won’t, so what! …Someone’s waiting.”
39:40 Respecting your time.
41:30 “See your time as an investment.”
43:00 “The lower your income, usually the easier it is to get out of the rat race.”
45:00 What kind of side ventures are you helping people to start?
46:20 “What ever you put your time in to, your passion will be tested.”
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