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
04:40 Why did you write the book?
08:55 “Set your own benchmark.”
9:15 Creating artificial pressure so that you take action.
12:20 Why is university an optimal time for entrepreneurship?
16:30 “University can be the perfect incubator hub for entrepreneurship.”
17:00 “You’re never too old, you just need the right strategy.”
21:00 What are the common fears you find in people?
25:00 “Entrepreneurs see things as investments, whilst others see them as an expense.”
26:00 “You have to allocate a percentage of your income into self growth.”
28:00 How long does it take to develop the entrepreneurial mindset?
29:40 “Experience is a good teacher, but other people’s experiences are even better.”
30:30 Where do you see the biggest opportunities today for entrepreneurs?
32:00 What lessons have you learnt from your trips to Africa?
34:00 How important is health for an entrepreneur?
34:05 “Health should be more important than your business.”
37:00 Are there any biblical references that pull over in to business?
41:00 “Success will always leave clues.”
- Start networking with the right people.
- Keep developing your skills.
- Keep doing what you’re inspired by.
Most powerful piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“You don’t have to be great to get started but you do need to get started to be great.”
What the biggest load of nonsense you’ve ever heard?
“Entrepreneurs don’t sleep. If you can be productive in your day you won’t need to stay up at night.”
Connect With Junior
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/HowToBeAStudentEntrepreneur
New Book “Young Fed Up Professionals” Coming soon!
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Questions for the podcast?