Azzure brought Ndidi home one day, ecstatic because he has finally found the lady – the one that would be his perfect fit. We discovered that she was an aspiring microbiologist. Being a science major myself, I supported her and quickly bonded with her. A couple of years later, there was a sudden change in ambition. She wanted to pursue something completely different. She wanted to become an entrepreneur. “What about being in the science field?” I thought to myself. “What about all the money that was invested through all those years of college?” This would result in further discovery of Ndidi; she isn’t apprehensive about making decisions that are temporarily discomforting but permanently rewarding. I applaud her for her fearlessness. I quickly realized that if one’s heart isn’t in something, it isn’t for them. Following her pursuit to change her career, there was a great outcome. Currently she is running her own financial firm with 17 licensed agents.
Here goes my virtual questionnaire with Ndidi:
- What is one thing you would you like the audience to know about you?
I’m a daily goal setter and a daily goal hitter. Everything I do is an investment in my future.
- How do you deal with failures, hardships, judgmental and pessimistic people?
Most people don’t succeed the first time they try something new because no one is born an expert at anything, so you have to be willing to fail and pick yourself up to try again to achieve your goals. Practice makes perfect. I don’t worry about what others think about me, I only care about what I think about myself. Be confident in yourself everyone else’s opinion of you doesn’t matter. If you find yourself around pessimistic people, then you have to remove them from your circle because they will only crush and steal your dreams. Always be positive and surround yourself around positive people that want to see you win
- What is the one thing that you would say contributed most to your success?
Getting uncomfortable and being mentally tough! In order to achieve something you never had, you have to be willing to do something you’ve never done. No matter what challenges or adversity you come across on your path to greatness, know that it’s happening to prepare you for great things that are ahead.
- What advice would you offer women wanting to be like you and make a difference?
Get up and go after it! Do it now! Always remember it’s ok to fail, but it’s never ok to quit! Quitting is not an option, it does not matter how long it takes you to reach your goals and dreams, or what you have to go through in the process, just make sure you reach them. You owe that to yourself.
I connect with her because we share a very similar story. I’m stronger with her. Her journey teaches me to be persistently consistent after what I want and not what people want for me. My dear readers, if you ever find yourself doing something without your heart being in it, think about this. Opt to do something you love. Otherwise you’ll find yourself unfulfilled. Go after YOUR dreams.
Cheers to million dollar dreams into million dollar checks Ndidi,