Oprah Winfrey quoted that "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." Our #ShowcaseThursday guest is as passionate about fashion as she is about food.
Alia Bhatt further advices "Whatever you do, do with determination. You have one life to live; do your work with passion and give your best. Whether you want to be a chef, doctor, actor, or a mother, be passionate to get the best result."
Let's slide into the world of Eke Rosemary, a Quantity Surveyor who has found love in Fashion and Designing.
In her own words "My Inspiration first of all was being independent, I started learning and discovered a burning passion for making clothes. Well, It hasn't been easy, been difficult given the fact that the Nigerian economy doesn't really encourage entrepreneurs but passion, determination to make it and willingness to learn has kept me going."
Word of advice? (She laughs softly) I have not gotten to where I want to yet, infact I haven't even started, but i think I've learnt one or two in my 2 years in the business.
Knowing quite well that there a lot of young people who are willing to walk this same path but are constrained by fear and indecision. Here are some tips from her.
* Discover passion, try different things, you never know which one will resonate with you.
* Learn your craft extremely well.
*Get mentorship.. Stay under someone to understand the workings of the industry and business. There you'll learn from the person's mistakes.
* Make good use of social media. Its a tool.
*When you finally launch your business, give it full concentration, don't expect it to boom all year round, keep records and pray.
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