A Linkedin user, Adora Ikwuemesi, shared a story about her photographer. Please read below.
So, I just found out the photographer I have used for the last few years is an MBA degree holder. I didn’t see that coming.
We met at a conference, where he was taking pictures for the event. I promised I would be calling him soon because we were planning a series of events.
Since that faithful day, he has been the official photographer for both work and personal events. In fact, he is now popular with my friends and family for their own events.
Last week, I was telling him that I had just referred him to a friend. I was teasing him about me being his Chief Marketer and he responded by saying that every morning he prays for God to send him his helper. I chuckled and responded, ‘please let me be praying for my helper too.’
The conversation took a turn to him citing Abraham Maslow’s popular theory on motivation ‘Hierachy of Needs’.
To be honest, I wasn’t expecting to hear about Maslow from him, I mean, no offence, I do not even hear it from Executives.
I probed into his education and lo and behold, he has an MBA on top of a banking and finance degree.
He was unable to secure a job after graduation and took on photography, he hasn’t looked back since.
This is a clear example of creating opportunity and not waiting for it.
What skill do you have and are taken for granted?