Today I came across Facebook memories post of 4 years ago showing some pictures of me and my business and I cannot help but thank God for all he has done for me.
I started off business in 2003 after I left University to become a self-employed website designer and IT consultant in Benin city. We were few who had the skill back then and when all my contemporaries left Benin city for bigger cities like Lagos and Abuja, because back then, few people knew the benefits of having a website and we were finding it difficult to get clients and make money, I decided to remain in Benin city even though I had the opportunity to go to Lagos to stay for free at a house with my rich Aunt, but I declined and like the story of the two sales men who went to the village to sell shoes, but seeing that the villagers did not wear shoes or have an idea what shoes were, the first sales man quitted and went home but the second sales man saw an opportunity to educate and capture the market. I am like the second salesman in this case and I saw the opportunity and while it was a difficult task educating and designing I eventually captured the market and was able to design websites and consult for over 60 clients including the Edo State Govt, Edo state House of Assembly and many notable personalities like Prof.Victor Uwaifo.com Ogba Zoo.com , Vickott Black.com Hospital Equipment , Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics and many others, making a lot of money from website design
I love video games and so I opened up a video gaming centre with several gaming consoles, Xbox, PS3, PS2, you name it, we had all the latest video games and had all the young students coming over. https://www.facebook.com/Video-Game-Station-228182294000322/
I opened up a Cybercafe and business centre and later became a sports betting agent for Bet9ja having the best sports betting facility in my area, combining the video games and coin gambling games, we used to get over a 1000 people every day to my office and making loads of cash.
After that I opened up the first of its kind, e-learning centre with over 140 different courses which could be learnt at my office from computers with over 10 computers connected to the internet and ample space to accommodate 30 people with laptops and I used to host business seminars https://www.facebook.com/elearningcentreNG/
(and yet our Fulani President says Nigerian youths lazy. It is obvious it is his children that are lazy. Nigerians especially the youths are quite innovative and hardworking)
But as soon as PMB came on board the electricity situation which was already very bad became worse with us having no electricity and if we are lucky we would have three hours in a day and then the economy of the country nose-dived with the dollar rate increasing and of course it dealt a heavy blow to my business (imagine spending N75,000 to N90,0000 every month on fuel to run generators) so I had to lay off staff and cut down on some of my businesses that were no longer viable.
However, over the years my greatest joy has been to impart knowledge and that is why I set up an e-learning centre in and internet business academy https://www.facebook.com/InternetBusinessAcademyNigeria to teach people how to make money using computers, but over the years, I noticed that my ideas where often far ahead of the general populace and because of that I had to work harder to convince people, but then being a Capricorn, I love challenges and I think I have not done badly.
Now when Life deals with you, it is because it wants you to learn something and it is often on the Spiritual side, and being in deep distress from my business, the only place I could turn to was “myself” (which did not need electricity to power 🙂 ) and then the revelations started coming and that is when I found my calling.
So I have metamorphosed from a businessman, IT consultant, internet business coach, comrade of the Edo Civil Society Organisations (were we have demonstrated against tyrannical dictates of corrupt leaders) to becoming a spiritual teacher, teaching and revealing all I know from this present state and I am grateful and I have embraced it.
So I am embarking on a new journey of my life, letting go of some of my businesses to embrace my spiritual side and to teach because this is my calling.
While just like in my businesses where it seems I am far ahead than most, making what I teach on Spiritual matters look strange and unorthodox, but only those who are mystically inclined understand it, I have very few friends who understand me, but then I am at peace with myself and I am grateful to GOD for this life and this gifts.
So I thank God for my metamorphosis. Thank God for everything.
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Samuel Oritsejimi Iyinbo has been making money online since 2003 as a website designer with over 60 clients and counting, an internet business consultant, serial entrepreneur and spiritual teacher where he disseminates spiritual messages The Roving Messenger. He founded Illumination Concepts’ E-learning Centre and Innovation Hub the Internet Business Academy Nigeria, to share his knowledge and to train people on how to make money online.