Onyi Anyado is a multiple award-winning international Entrepreneur, Keynote Speaker and Life Coach who specialises in leadership development, entrepreneurship and youth impact coaching. Through his vision, Onyi speaks on different platforms around the world inspiring, challenging and equipping people how to become students, leaders and entrepreneurs of distinction.
Entrepreneurship is the new buzz word, it’s the thing that everybody from Silicon Valley, USA, to Streatham in South London is talking about and with November bringing Global Entrepreneurship Week, the word entrepreneurship is being spoken more than ever before.
As a keynote speaker and entrepreneur, I deliver presentations, master classes and also speak in conferences and seminars around the world teaching people how to become distinguished entrepreneurs. Teaching what I am is the fun part but becoming a distinguished entrepreneur wasn’t easy, in fact, it was extremely difficult but at the same time necessary. I can honestly say my vision, which incidentally is to see other people become distinguished is one of the things, which made and is still making me excel.
To become distinguished in your industry, it is critical you have a five-year vision, minimum. You might ask why five years, well, 2014 is nearly over and before you know it, it will be happy New Year, 2016. Having a clear and defined vision brings direction, hope and a sense of purpose. In my early days of becoming distinguished when I didn’t have any money, clients or platforms to speak through, I held on to my vision seeing the light of possibilities even when there was darkness all around. So no matter how tough it gets, no matter if you have no clients, it is essential you see the accomplishment of you vision. With the world now a global village, your vision has to transcend different races and faces in different places around the world. My message of distinction is being received, regarded and recognised by different cultures around the world but I remember a few years ago when I was holding my monthly Life Coaching workshop, nobody attending and for 90 minutes, I stood in an empty room. To become a distinguished entrepreneur, you need to have an undeniable, unquestionable and unmovable passion for your vision.
“you need to have an undeniable, unquestionable and unmovable passion for your vision”
Like I said, even when I had no money to go to network events I was excited because I had already seen the accomplishment of my vision and this was actually driving me on to the level I desired. To become a distinguished entrepreneur, it is vital your vision impacts, influences and instructs the previous, present and future generations. What do I mean? My message of distinction is being recognised, received and regarded by people old enough to be my parents, people in my age bracket and people young enough to be my children. Once you understand this truth, your vision can make maximum impact and in turn you can set off a domino effect called excellence which will inspire your generation. Isn’t it interesting, the vision of Mark Zukerberg called Facebook is impacting, instructing and influencing the previous, present and future generations?
It hasn’t been easy to get where I am, it had taken a lot of hard-work, diligence, raising of the bar and a fortitude of mind. Isn’t it funny, the great entrepreneurs we admire, read their books or follow on Twitter, are hard workers, diligent, constantly raise the bar and have a focused and determined mind?
Truly, to become distinguished you have to conceive, believe and achieve what no one in your industry is conceiving, believing or achieving. I realised as an entrepreneur and speaker, my thought leadership, disruptive innovation and excellence will have to be like no one in my industry is producing and with that fact and truth, that is one of the reasons I’m regarded, respected and recognised as an entrepreneur of distinction.
“to become distinguished in ones industry, it will mean, learning, sharing and laughing from your mistakes”
When I look back at where I started my vision, in my bedroom at my mothers house and look back at the journey, the tears, scars, mistakes, being dishonoured, disrespected and disregarded, I shudder, smile and sing a song of joy knowing to become distinguished in ones industry, it will mean, learning, sharing and laughing from your mistakes, tears, scars and also the dishonour, disrespect and being disregarded.
“An entrepreneur is a leader of excellence, trailblazer and pioneer who constantly brings change to their generation”
So, as an entrepreneur, if you really want to become distinguished in your industry, get ready to go through the pain, shame and mistakes but once you come through the other side, your distinction will be recognised, regarded and respected by national and international thought leaders and entrepreneurs. Who is the entrepreneur I’m talking about? An entrepreneur is a leader of excellence, trailblazer and pioneer who constantly brings change to their generation. ~ O. Anyado 2013.
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