Kike Oniwinde: Create your own luck


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November 3rd, 2020
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Read Kike Oniwinde's unskippable minute

You have to be intentional. You can't just wait for things to happen. You have to go out and make it happen.

Hi. My name is Kike Oniwinde. And this is my unskippable minute.

I cancelled a flight because I knew there was a networking event that I should attend, even though it came to me last minute. That was me thinking, “Hmm, I don't know what might happen but that seems like an event I have to go to.” And off the back of that, that led to my biggest investor. So, that was me creating my own luck.

You know, we hear all the time, ‘your network is your net worth’ like, It is true. I think 85% of jobs are from referrals. So, if you don't know the right people or if you're not in the right places, how will you get access to information that exists? 

I think success is the mindset that takes you there. I always talk about growth mindset. And that's this ability to, kind of, analyse a situation, know where you could have done better and then again, be ambitious with it.

"Who do I need to reach out to? Where do I need to be?" You're always thinking bigger and thinking more strategically about how you can make something happen and something work.

You have to create your luck. It's kind of like deciding "Hmm, where do I want to be in the future and how do I get there?"

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