…The Transition Coach.
Need to build a side hustle and gently transit from employee to entrepreneur?
I did it, and I can show you how
I’ve helped others like you, I’m more than willing to show you how..
I grew up in Nigeria.
I got my education in Pharmacy. My friends sometimes tease me about loving my works and working with drugs. LOL
I am blessed with a wonderful husband of 21 years. He’s the love of my life and togetherwe have amazing children.
In June 2007, I was working in the Federal Medical Center, Ebute -Metta, Lagos. One day a friend of mine walked up to me and asked-
“Jumoke, how much are you being paid here? I know your capabilities. This can’t be it for you.”
I knew he was saying the truth. It was the truth I had always known, just that I had been too scared to face it.
My life had become rusty, dusty, and faulty. There was a yearning within me for more. I knew there was more. So in desperation, I asked him what I was to do.
“Start your Pharmacy by the side, run it for a while by proxy, and then resign and focus fully on it. You will be able to make thrice your Salary with it,” he said to me.
I knew it was my moment of truth. It was my defining moment starring me in the face.
He asked me to look for a shop and start. Yes, you guessed right! I began to search for a shop immediately.
My husband was working in Abuja then. I called him and asked if I could count on his support.
He agreed, but on one condition. I will have to invest my money in the business first before he comes in. He knew my history of quitting very soon, so he wanted to first see some level of commitment on my part.
So I got a shop. I stocked it. And I employed a sales boy. Truth is, I was scared as hell. What if it doesn’t work out? What if I fail? What if things don’t go as planned and people begin to talk and laugh at me?
These were the questions I had running through my mind. But I was determined to do the best I could. So I began pushing.
It was rough. It was shaky. I made mistakes. I sought counsel from mentors. I learnt. And Improved. After some time, I began making three times my salary monthly.
Guess what I did? I quickly dropped my resignation letter. I worked with my sales boy for six months, but I had to employ more staff because business was booming.
My pharmacy became popular in the area. Hardly will anyone come in and not get what they want.
I started saving for another shop. Little by little, I began to diversify my business. I began investing in real estate and the stock market. Mind you, all of these began happening within just a few years after I made that decision to do more with my life.
Listen, if you want to succeed and have a fulfilling life, you have to learn to move out of your comfort zone and become intentional about your life. The hospital was my comfort, zone. I was comfortable with my salary, but I was not fulfilled.
But the moment I made that decision to become more deliberate with my life; to begin associating with the right people, to seek out mentors, to commit to personal development, things began to change for me.
Today, not only do I have blossoming businesses of my own, but I have become a much better person, a better wife, and a better mother.
Today, I can afford to go on vacations whenever I want to. I have travelled around 8 countries, all-expense-paid by myself.
I can now spend quality time with my family, especially my husband. I now have free time to pursue causes that are important to me.
But here’s the part that gives me greater fulfilment,
I’m now helping other business owners, using my over 20 years of experience in business, to grow their businesses and become financially independent so they can have more time and money to live their dream life.
This is my story and I’m more than willing to help you start as well, talk with me, let’s create a bespoke solution for you.