Let me take you to 2009, when I was on IT in Effurun, Warri, Delta state.
I had a small room in a big house, a wonderful sister-in-law with kids and a military like uncle who keeps me on my toes daily. He had 5 cars and I was supposed to know the one he would like to drive the next day. Any failure to do this…. (*in my Asa’s voice* stop calling me a WAILER!!!!!!!). That small room had me writing down a lot of things I wanted 2015 to be and though some have happened, I skipped one, which is walking by the side of a lady in a white flowing gown. Smiles
Back to 2015. The year started with a lot of promises and a lot of intentions; I am very engaged (with work, not with BAE, edakun), so the plan was to build my personal business and excel at it. It started very well, and then my 9-5 got very tasking (Remember that Super story sound track).
So, I worked with a tech company and the energy level was dope (very high), I was like the brand ambassador and all, I got to go to a lot of events and speak at lot of events too. This means that I know people, and some of them know me. I did things for people – like helping them get a job and start a new career so, I know a lot of ladies and a few good men. The job went well and I started getting bored, because even though helping people get things done made me happy, it was never enough.
Let me digress a bit. So I decided to rent an apartment, which I did, but I don’t stay alone (I’m not doing that OSU or LASU parole, please abeg and I apologize). I grew up in a very large family, 5 sisters and 1 brother, and I am the last-born, so you know what I mean. My Father was very nice and he accommodated a lot of people when he was alive so we continued with that trend (story for later). “I cannot cook to save a soul, so my nephew and mum stay with me, wifey gotta know how to cook and I am not saying this from a very strong point, I am kinda pleading“…..Reasons I don’t stay alone.
I will skip my relationship part and my political part, because i want to….(ejo le fero)
So, let’s stick to my career and how I live my life – apart from going to work everyday, I joined a group that allows me to run every week. From a guy who could barely do long distance, I sprint away 5km in 22mins on the average. It has become something I can say that I’m skilled at in less than 6 months; I run a distance of up to 50km monthly.
2015 would have been a very normal and interesting year for me, but I did something people wouldn’t expect. I resigned from work and the phone calls and messages wouldn’t stop coming in…. So the most interesting part of 2015 started from October 16 till date; let me run through it.
Oct 16: Filled a form for a new business idea Called the Enterprise Technology Challenge (ETC)
Oct 17: Quit my Job
Oct 21: Celebrated my Birthday amid a lot of drama
Oct 25: 5 year remembrance of Late Elder Emmanuel Jaiyeola Salami
Nov 6-8: Came second at the ETC, I won something very big
Nov 9-Nov 21: Had a lot of souvenir contracts, I have an outfit that makes souvenirs
Nov 21 – Date: Looks like my decision to quit makes a lot of sense and money (story for later).
I have actually not mentioned the businesses I started, check my bio on twitter @obadafidii for details. For me, I don’t rush any project I do, I plan and execute, and I have done that more in the last 40 days than in the last 4 years.
In all, I want to say its been a wonderful 2015, I have met people especially online, football related, business wise and a lot of other ventures. You might not know a lot of things about me in 2015 but my name is Jaiyeola Ayodeji David, you might want to remember that.
Ah ah. Captain Whirlwind. Edakun, which direction are you blowing so we can be ready?