My 5th book for 2016 is ‘My Valleys’ by Sam Obafemi. As the subtitle indicates, it’s Sam’s transition from paid employment to entrepreneurship.
The closest I’ve read someone who did same thing was in Bankole Williams’ ‘Engaged to a Job I Hate’; I read it last year.
Why this book resonates with me is that I’ve spent four years out of school knocking projects left and right, getting paid and reinvesting to grow my financial sense and worth. All these without working a regular job.
I don’t know what it feels like working a regular job where I’ve got to show up to work or be fired or queried; a close call was with the Enugu State Economic Planning Commission (Office of the Governor), so books like this resonate with me.
Let me tell you a bit about my fourth book for the year.
Yesterday, somewhere in Apapa, Osama bin Laden was killed in my copy of ‘No Easy Day’.For now, I'm back from the Afghan, Pakistan and American airspace. Back to Nigeria and reading Sam Obafemi's 'My Valleys' published by Harmony Publishing. Click To Tweet
You need to read this book.
It was my first for a military genre and I totally enjoyed it; I intend reading Murdico Suzanne’s ‘Osama Bin Laden’, Marcinko Richard’s ‘Rogue Warrior’ and Fury Dalton’s ‘Kill Bin Laden’ as 2016 gets old.
For now, I’m back from the Afghan, Pakistan and American airspace. Back to Nigeria and reading Sam Obafemi’s ‘My Valleys’ published by Harmony Publishing.
This is one of the two free copies given to me by the publishing house in 2015. It’s about 70+ pages so I should be done by nightfall.
I know I’ll learn something from it.
Oft, I tell myself, “You risk so much not being in a regular job. Things could go bust.”
But I’m always quick to remind myself that this is what I signed up for as far back as when I was 12 years old plus I’ve not taken enough risks; most times, I feel cranky and behind time.
Seeing someone transition from a paid job, I want to know (if it’s not the regular bullshit).
Like, I want to know, “How courageous must someone be to leave comfort and choose entrepreneurship?”I want to know, how courageous must someone be to leave comfort and choose entrepreneurship? Click To Tweet