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A lot of people are wondering how Aliko Dangote emerged the richest black man in the world. Many are imagining funny things without proof while others are trying out illogical things to attain his height. Now it’s time for you to stop the search no more because All Times Magazine have discovered those secrets and have shared them here to help you attain his height and even more:
– Aliko’s Strong Will Power
To attain the height of the richest black man in the world you must possess a strong-willed spirit. You must dogged and persistent. To people like Aliko Dangote success is not an option but a must and No is not an answer neither is it an excuse to give up.
Take for instance, Dr Mike Adenuga, who had his telecom license revoked twice and lost over 20million dollars but yet he refused to give up. Orji Uzor Kalu had his oil bloc license and his aviation license revoked; his airline business was grounded and the business accounts of his publishing firm (The Sun) were frozen, yet he refused to give up. Chief Cletus Ibeto’s cement company was shut down by the government but he persisted and refused to give up.
So if you are ever going to have your name listed as one of the richest people in Nigeria; then you must be prepared to stick it through to the end. Giving up is not an Option in this very game so you must come prepared!.
- Aliko Dangote is Business- Minded and focused
Aliko thoroughly understands his line of business and tries to keep it on track always. He knows the in-depth intricacies of the various businesses he is involved in and as such always has a Plan-B in cases of unforeseen forces. He is extremely focused and careful to choose specific businesses because when he chooses them he sticks to them.
If you are ever going to make it in Nigeria, then you must obey the first law of business success by Andrew Carnegie; the steel mogul.
“And here is the prime condition of success, the great secret. Concentrate your energy, thoughts and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged in. Having begun in one line, resolve to fight it out on that line; to lead in it. Adopt every improvement, have the best machinery and know the most about it.” – Andrew Carnegie
If you think this statement is a mere fad, then think again because it’s the truth in its entirety. Aliko Dangote focused on commodities and basic needs while Femi Otedola concentrated on oil and gas. Jim Ovia focused on banking. Cosmos Maduka and Ade Ojo focused on automobiles; Fola Adeola focused on banking, Leo Stan Ekeh concentrated on computers and Raymond Dokpesi focused on broadcasting and entertainment. This should tell you that concentration is a key factor to succeeding in business.
- Aliko has a strong business mission and vision
Aliko Dangote, is on a mission to provide the basic needs of over 150 million Nigerians; Femi Otedola is out to provide Oil and gas at a uniform price with faster delivery. Fola Adeola is on a mission to provide innovative banking services to Nigerians; Leo Stan Ekeh wants to put a computer in every home and Raymond Dokpesi is out to give Nigerians uncompromised news and information on happenings. A strong business mission and vision is the reason these men emerged successful.
To be a billionaire you must have a strong business mission and vision; and these two factors propel them to greatness. Take away the business missions of the aforementioned and trust me they’ll be no more.
- Aliko is an excellent networkers
Networking is a very important factor every business person must bear in mind. The richest people in Nigeria became rich because they are good networkers. They network among themselves and even patronize each other’s services; and when a big deal is on board, they pool their resources together, form a consortium, execute the deal and split the profits. This is how Aliko emerged the richest people in Nigeria.
- Aliko thinks big, is flexible and also open to competition
Nigerian billionaire entrepreneurs are big thinkers but their greatest strength is flexibility. They think big and love to do big things despite the fact that they started small. Aliko understands the terrain very well; he knows that the government is the most inconsistent body so he prepares himself beforehand.
Successful businessmen keep an eye on the ever changing pattern of the government and swiftly adjust their businesses to align with such change. They are also quick to adapt to current situation and trend while their competitors are still grappling with the reality on ground
Aliko Dangote is the largest cement manufacturer in Africa and also wants to build the biggest refinery in West Africa, Femi Otedola is the largest diesel importer in Nigeria; Ifeanyi Uba’s Capital Oil and Gas is the largest importer and distributor of Kerosene.
Jimoh Ibrahim runs Nicon (the biggest insurance company in Nigeria), and Raymond Dokpesi owns the first indigenous cable network television in Nigeria. So if you are going to leave a legacy in life, then you must think big and act big.
The richest people in Nigeria are opportunists; they know how to take advantage of situations. Where others see problems, these set of individuals see opportunities and start a business around such opportunity. While other Nigerians shy away from adversity; these men embrace adversity because they know that behind every adversity is opportunity.
“Behind every adversity is an opportunity. If you lament over the adversity, you will miss the opportunity.” – Ajaero Tony Martins
They know that wealth lies in their ability to convert problems into opportunities and value; just like the ancient alchemists that tried to turn lead into gold.
“A good businessman must have nose for business the same way a journalist has nose for news. Once your eyes, ears, nose, heart and brain are trained on business, you sniff business opportunities everywhere. In places where people see a lot of obstacles, I see a lot of opportunities. At times, there is something instinctive in me that tell me a business opportunity exist even at a place where others see nothing. That is what makes me different, maybe unique. A good businessman sees where others don’t see. What I see, you may not see. You cannot see because that is the secret of the business… the entire world is a big market waiting for anybody who knows the rules of the game.” – Orji Uzor Kalu
- Aliko has a strong business management team
It is often said that behind every successful man is a woman. In this case, I will say that behind every successful entrepreneur is a strong business management team. The presence of a business team is the reason why Nigerian billionaire entrepreneurs and richest people can swiftly take advantage of opportunities; raise capital and run multiple businesses while minding their family affairs. A business team is vital in your transition from a small business to a big business.
Above all the secrets of Aliko Dangote, this happens to be the greatest. His love for Nigeria has made him invest heavily in the country’s welfare. This factor is so prevalent that even Aliko Dangote advocated the need for entrepreneurs to firmly believe in Nigeria; instead of going abroad in search of greener pasture. This is to say that if you must strike it rich in your country; then you must believe in your country.
If you really want to imprint your name on the sands of time, then replicate these strategies and I will see you at the top.