Temilolu Adewole is a multifaceted woman based in Abuja,Nigeria. She runs a kids store (Pacesetter stores), a fashion designer for kids (Paceafri Wears) and she is also into network marketing.
She would be enlightening us on her decision to transition from the usual 9am – 5pm, to managing her own business. Also, advising other mother entrepreneurs.
Pam: Hello Temi, I already did a bit of introduction, is there more to you that we need to know?
Temilolu Adewole: I am a lover of less privileged kids, everything I do is geared towards helping them and giving them the best life they deserve.
Pam: I am aware you worked at the bank before leaving to do your own business, What prompted that decision?
Temilolu: The need to have time for my kids.
Pam: What tangible experience has working given you that has or is helping you manage your business?
Temilolu: Been an employee gave me the ability to relate well with any kind of client because the nature of my past job required me meeting different kind of persons and having to provide solutions to their problems.
It has also given me the ability to handle my resources in the best possible way and also aided me in multitasking better because I had to attend to different issues almost at same time.
Pam: Would you advice youths of today to work first in an organization before venturing to do their own thing?
Temilolu: I would say yes for the following reasons. Firstly, if the business they intend going into is capital intensive, I would advise he/she gets a paid employment so he/she can save up funds for start up. Secondly, so he/she can gain some experience that will help him/her run his/her own venture well.
Pam: Do you at any point wished you kept working at the bank instead of venturing into the entrepreneurship world? If yes/no, why?
Temilolu Adewole: Sometimes business is not all rosy, so yes. However, the feeling never last because I love what I do and I believe anything worth doing well is worth doing with consistency and persistence.
Pam: Why did you decide to go into children wears and what’s your dream for Paceafri Wears?
Temilolu: I went into it because I have a special love for selling especially when it’s has to do with kids. Paceafri wears is my brand for children wears. I intend to focus on kids wears by using African fabrics. Although, it’s still a baby project.
Pam: Can you enlighten our audience more about network marketing and why you are into it?
Temilolu Adewole: Oh yes!!!!!!
Network marketing is a business model in which you earn money on the sales of a company’s product/service and also in recruiting others into the business. It is a simple and effective way of creating residual income for oneself. I will always say a business without walls.
I am into network marketing because firstly, I love the business model. Secondly, it’s a better way for me to create residual income. Finally, it’s also an avenue for me to help others achieve their goals. This prompted me to recently launch :The league of exceptional women” a group to help change the financial story of women.
***so I decided to ask Temi what her reaction would be if someone offered her a million dollars***
Pam: Some women feel that they can’t have the best of both worlds, it’s either they are mothers or career women, what’s your take on this?
Temilolu: Personally, I believe a woman can be more than just taking care of the family. She has to have her dreams and go all out for it while taking adequate care of her home. Every woman has the capacity to achieve great things and impact her world.
Every woman has the capacity and ability to achieve great things and impact her world
I will prefer being a wife and mother and having a source(s) of income than just sitting doing nothing. Please note,if you are not the career type,it’s not mandatory .Get engaged in what you love that can bring in extra income.
Get engaged in what you love doing that can bring in extra income.
Pam: What’s your advice to mothers who are yet or scared to LAUNCH OUT?
Temilolu: Ditch your fears and start anyhow. Les Brown said “anything worth doing is what doing well but when you are not 100%perfect ,it’s worth doing badly till you get it right”.
When I face a big challenge, I…
before, I will try to drop it aside. Now I face the challenge by looking for a solution. I also pray .
The most courageous thing I’ve ever done as a person is…
facebook live (..lols)
If I could go back in time to when I started my business, I would tell myself…
The best advice I have ever been given is….
whatever I do ,I should make sure it’s linked to fulfilling purpose
My favorite business tool…
My favorite quote is….
There’s greatness in you, discover it and run with it.
If you are a mother and you are reading this, you have heard from one who has done it and still doing it, DITCH YOUR FEARS. You can have the best of both worlds.
Don’t hesitate to connect with Temilolu Adewole on Facebook. I am sure she will be glad to help.
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