Focus remains key to business success, Obi tells Agulu kinsmen
Former Governor of Anambra State, Chief Peter Obi has said that the key to business success and indeed all endeavours was to remain focused on one’s goals at all times.
He gave the charge while speaking at the Agulu Business Training Seminar convened by Amaechi Anyanwor.
Anyanwor said they had to draw Obi’s attention to the fact that Agulu people needed to share in his wisdom, which he (Obi) has been sharing with different organisations since he left office.
He expressed happiness that Obi at last came to exchange ideas and his experiences with them during their seminar at Golden Tulip Hotel in Festac, Lagos.
Obi restated that the key to success was remaining focused at one’s goals at all times, adding that the problem with most people was trying to live their lives according to the dictates of others and not according to their convictions.
“When you live according to the dictates of others, you do things they do, buy the type of cars they buy because you want to be like them and not because you actually need those things,” Obi said.
He therefore, advised his people on ways to cut costs, saying that the survival of businesses depends on the life styles of their proprietors.
Using burials as example, the former governor said that if the living wanted to be buried lavishly, they should keep the money to be used for their burials, otherwise burials should be modest and money that would have been used in lavish burials used to add value to the society by way of using it to provide proper schooling and training for the people.
Obi called on Agulu people to look inwards and bear in mind that the best way to develop the town and be at peace with one another and with oneself was by showing love and by offering advice to one another.