Earlier today, Wednesday, April 21, the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) launched its first Impact series, dedicated to spotlighting exciting, inspiring stories by featuring unique changemakers in different fields.
The first guest at the event themed “Resilience in Entrepreneurship”, Kasarachi Innocent, shared valuable tips on building a successful lasting enterprise.
Kasarachi is the founder and CEO, StandingTall Foundation (which caters to the academic needs of the challenged and less-privileged students and maintains outreaches to Nigerian prisons) and StandingTall Books (a publishing outfit that also organises creative writing and public-speaking seminars for budding writers and speakers).
Best Quotes from the first edition of the TEF Impact Series:
“My mind was always on the fact that I knew that I will survive even though I wasn’t physically fit, and I was ready to put up with any hardship.”
“I believe that failure is part of success. You can’t succeed until you have failed.”
“Resilience is the ability to build a cathedral from the rubble of a house that has collapsed.”
“You cannot force somebody to see value in you. But each time you get rejected, find out why you were disqualified. Work on that, and launch out”.
“You shouldn’t be desperate over anybody. What is yours must be yours. The person who sees your value is coming”
“Standing Tall means whatever you have gone through in life, you might have lost something, but you can still stand. As long as you believe, even if you are sitting on the ground.”
“For me, resilience is the ability to withstand being stretched. The ability to make mistakes and refuse to give in. Resilience is the ability to build cathedrals from the rubbles of the house which has collapsed”
“Life is not about speed, but about focus on where you are going”
“The key to doing well in life is sincerity and knowing what you want. The key to everything in life is relationships. You can’t choose a mentor until you know who you are in life and what you want”
We hope these quotes inspire you to always Stand Tall!