The Waiting, Wasting and Blaming Generation by Stephen Akintayo

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What are the youth waiting for? Why does an average Nigerian youth feel someone owes him and he should be favoured even without earning it. What are our ministers teaching our youth? Irresponsible faith? Irresponsible Grace? Can we continue in laziness and expect prosperity to abound. If you are not given a job, why not start one? If it means doing job beneath your level. It’s just a stepping stone like I used to sell pop corn and was mocked but the story has changed.

It’s no news that I was born poor and had my struggles through life. Lost my mother in my finals. She was our bread winner and the one responsible for feeding and schooling all my life. I didn’t pay tuition fee of some sessions at the University. I have sold almost anything sellable. No one was willing to mentor me in Business. No one was willing to offer me their platform to speak when I started speaking. I have sold all manner of products From Ebooks, to food supplements to pop corn etc. I have failed in many businesses. My first attempt to get a job, I wrote 100 CV’s and dropped 3 copies with none, willing to offer me a job before I changed my mind to pursue my business. I had to return to some of the businesses I was doing on campus after I got to the 3rd place to deliver my CV.

Today, we are counting 18 Companies with Billions in Real Estate asset.

Just one question, What’s your excuse?

Your challenges might be less or more than the ones I faced but still you have no excuse.

Excuse is the food of failures while challenges are the food of champions.

Nigerian youth must stop waiting to be politicians. Take 2019 election by Force. I AM WILLING TO SUPPORT ANY CREDIBLE YOUTH SEEKING ELECTIVE POST IN 2019.

GOWON, OJUKWU, OBASANJO, IBB and their generation were not given Nigeria to rule, THEY TOOK IT! Learn to take what you want in life. No one will give you anything you are not ready to die for. Even if you loose the primaries. The Audacity to run would have inspired someone and that’s an achievement. Stop measuring all achievements in Naira and kobo. Some things in life have to be fought for, yet the result will not bring money but the benefits outway the money.

We have bred a waiting and wasting generation. We have bred a witchcraft generation because the bible equates murmuring and complaining to witchcraft. If you don’t like something, Change it. Stop complaining! Find a solution to what you see as a problem. If you decide to feel powerless and convince yourself that you can’t change your situation, it’s your choice to remain at the same level. Stop looking for who to blame. Recently, America’s unemployment rate is among the higest in their history and it’s not because their government is irresponsible. Even when we fix the political mediocrity in this nation, there is no guarantee that all of us will get a job. If you don’t have a job, Create one by employing yourself and be stubborn to it till you have testimony. I have been stubborn with my Business ideas now for 9Years and it pays to be consistent.

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Stephen Akintayo.

Africa’s Premier Digital Marketing Consultant. My Job is to raise Entreprenuers in their Millions.

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