The ‘stadium pitch’ is one of the most under utilized marketing tools used by Entrepreneurs in Zimbabwe. The result in lost opportunities. I have a friend who learned this lesson the hard way…in an Elevator with Phillip Chiyangwa 3 years ago.
Besides vision and self-confidence, the next most important attribute of an entrepreneur is self-awareness. Hands down. There just comes a point, a place where you realize that your biggest obstacle to the next level is not the wretched economy, your selfish none paying clients, President Mugabe or the witch doctor your evil aunt hired to kill your business. It’s you.
If you’re observant and aware, you’ll start to notice patterns of behavior, limiting beliefs, upside down values that are actually blocking your own success, no matter how hard you work. You consciously desire one thing, but you’re subconsciously programmed to produce a different result. Self sabotage.
It may surprise you to know that Strive Masiyiwa & i have always been very close. For more than 5 years now, I’ve been behind the scenes at Econet Wireless… making things happen. In fact, some have actually called me the ‘real brains behind the whole Billion dollar operation’.