My career in marketing started 29 years ago in July 1990 when I joined Cadbury Nigeria as a Management Trainee.
Photo below was taken in 2018 in the room where I had the final interview three weeks prior to resumption, on a day that happened to be my birthday, with then Planning Director who subsequently became Managing Director, Bunmi Oni, MON.
It’s It’s been a roller-coaster ride since then, and I’m grateful to God, family, friends, mentors, role models, acquaintances, associates, and ‘foes’(😊) for the joy and learning.
Some of what I have learnt in the past 29 years:
Learn as much as you can
Pursue excellence: good is not good enough;
Be humble; grow from your mistakes, aka fail forward;
Collaborate; get out of your comfort zone; be bold; be decisive;
build networks; have sounding boards;
Be authentic: be the best version of yourself; own your career;
Grow your leadership skills; integrity counts; growth is a
process; leverage your strengths, address your weaknesses;
Spend and invest wisely: get a financial advisor, if need be; time
and chance happens;
Take time out to recreate; don’t pursue career growth at expense