Inspiring others with his mistakes

29 March 2017 | Business

A young entrepreneur from Ongwediva decided to inspire upcoming business people by writing a book on how to overcome the challenges and succeed in business, based on his own experiences.

Born and bred in Otavi, Ancle Jayy, who is currently based in the north, shared his story with Ewi lyaNooli. He says sharing one's good or bad experiences in a particular field, in his case business, could change someone else's life.

He says this is what prompted him to write a business education book titled 'The Hustle Is On'. True to his word and driven by the desire to share his experiences, he launched his book in Oshakati on 3 March.

Jayy says a number of fellow youths approached him for advice over the years when they noticed that his business was doing well, and that gave him all the more reason to put pen to paper and write the book.

He also observed how upcoming entrepreneurs were facing the same challenges he had done.

Jayy, who has been in the business sector for some time, focused mainly on education and advertising for about seven years. He says when he entered the business sector he did not know much about business, which is why he faced so many obstacles along the way.

He opened seven branches of his business within the first year, without supervising operations properly or attending to the necessary bookkeeping duties, believing that he would “manage his income wisely”.

“I remember when I started, I did not supervise my branches, I did not follow the [correct] hiring and training procedures, there was no proper bookkeeping, I had no marketing or business plan and this eventually saw my business [declining],” Jayy says.

“Even though I [failed] so many times, wasting time and money, I always managed to [bounce back] and learn from my mistakes.”

Talking about 'The Hustle Is On', Jayy says the book touches on a variety of topics that aspiring entrepreneurs will find useful, as it teaches them to be innovative and how to make good business decisions. He believes the book could also help fight poverty by promoting the establishment of sound businesses that would create jobs and improve living conditions.

“I believe that this book will assist them in becoming successful. It will result in employment creation and help to meet the government halfway, which is in line with the Harambee Prosperity Plan,” he says.

Jayy currently has ten employees working for his company, Extreme Group Empire, with branches in Oshakati, Ongwediva and Windhoek.

KENYA KAMBOWE

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