Last year, I came across this same opportunity with another reputable brand. I had applied and waited patiently for a response. I don’t even remember if it came or not but what I know is that the program held without me. I felt bad.
On attending a class in December 2017 organised by John Obidi, I met a young man. He told me about something they were doing. I honestly didn’t understand what he was saying. Okay, maybe a little. I just hoped that when we get to the bridge, it will be crossed.
The young man followed up and when the D-day came and even arrangements before the D day, I knew I wasn’t playing a small game. I realised it was that same opportunity that I couldn’t get last year that came to me on a platter of gold.
I got to meet some of the Facebook team and also experts in the field as well. We were trained so we could help SMEs understand how to use Facebook and Instagram for business. I must confess it was a great experience. We were lodged in a hotel and my amazing roomie was Bestie Atti. I think the only people I knew there before then was Padebi Ojomo and Okemimi Otum.
But before the program was over, I had connected with up to 10 people. My networking skills are fast becoming better. The food, the people, the experience, the training, everything meant a lot to me.
And here is my advice to anyone who feels bad about not getting an opportunity, your time will come. Just keep doing you. I have learnt not to feel bad about anything anymore. If I try my best and I still don’t get it, I just tell myself that it’s definitely coming on a platter of gold. I’m not meant to struggle with it and that’s the attitude you should adopt too.