A media personality, Miss Semilore Afolayan, has enumerated how young people should not depend so much on their parents and relatives for money when pursuing their education. Afolayan made this known when she was speaking at Town and Gown Seminar held by Mass Communication Department of Covenant University (CU) entitled Alternative Sources of Income for Young Media Professionals.
She said youths need to strive to be enterprising and not be limited by the demand to find huge sum of fund as capital before they can start their businesses.
” A lot of time, the focus is on needing high sums of money as capital, which is a misconception as many businesses are products of great ideas, not necessarily big capital,” she expressed.
Afolayan discouraged the over dependency on regular jobs before making money, using herself as a case study that after graduation, she could locate many alternative sources which she tapped into in order to earn income apart from her regular job.
She added that at home one can be involved in private practice that can be added to the regular job, advising that students should not be limited by thoughts that would deprive them from achieving their visions and ideas.
To her, “Limitations are not necessarily real, but negative images created by the minds as a result of fear.”
Afolayan advised further that to pursue any goal, networking, anxiety, capital, education and fundamental knowledge should never be inhibiting factors.
“One should not wait to acquire all knowledge before they start working on any project, business, vision or career,” encouraging students to be attentive in taking part in the Entrepreneurial Development Studies (EDS) programme in the institution to maximise the opportunity to learn a skill.
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