At a time when most young ladies will give an arm and foot to work in one of the biggest Telecomm companies in Africa, this #MotherlandMogul took a wild leap and it is taking her places.
Meet Natasha Bassey, PR woman, trainer, network marketer and a multi-business owner. Outside working in Telecomm, Natasha has experience in the show business industry. SLA contributor Priscilla Omoruyi caught up with Natasha Bassey and she shared her experiences and life work with us.
How long were you in the Telecomm industry?
I spent approximately 3 and half years in customer service and customer relations. My job was to attend to customer issues and try to resolve them as quickly as possible while at the same time trying to empathise with the customer and reassure them that the would get the most time effective response to their issue.
What prompted you to leave and strike it out on your own?
It initially started when I was diagnosed with medical issues that affected my hearing. I had also just completed my second degree in sociology and felt there was no better time to move on to new things.
What are the challenges you face as a network marketer?
For me, the greatest challenge isn’t even the recession. It is the close-minded nature of people to new ideas and better ways of doing things. I find overcoming that get rich quick mentality of instant gratification here and now a huge challenge.Natasha Bassey's greatest challenge has been people's resistance to new ideas Click To Tweet
Money in itself is, after all, a byproduct of the mental process, so if that process is shunted in any way then there will be issues.
You are into a lot of things, how do you handle them?
I am usually able to handle all my businesses with my phone which I have turned into a mini office. I seriously need a personal assistant, though.
The truth is that handling so many initiatives does take quite a bit of juggling. But the willingness and drive are fueled for me by my determination, I want to be better and to make others better.
I wake up each day determined to take it one day at a time, one decision at a time. I try not to do everything but focus on the most important and rewarding things. Above all, I try to add value to someone, somewhere, somehow each day.
What are your best and worst moments?
For this, I would like to borrow a phrase we use in network marketing. There are no good or bad experiences, only learning experiences and this knowledge has really changed the way I think.Natasha Bassey: There are no good or bad experiences, only learning experience Click To Tweet
The truth is no person or event has the power to make or break you, you are the only person who can. Interestingly another great thinker Brian Tracy said this, successful people make every decision right. This means that whatever decision the person takes in that time, whether “good” or “bad”, the person makes it work out right.
If you could go back in time to change something about your work and business, would you?
My mother always used to say hindsight and the ability to look back at our choices is a good but can only be achieved in retrospect. I believe all my actions and experiences brought me where I am today, I honestly don’t feel I would change anything.
I say this even though I sometimes look back at the time and energy I put into getting my second degree and wonder if I should have put in that much.
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