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Never Forget Me

Unforgettable

Do you believe that if you don’t remind people of the fact that you exist, they will forget you?

Do you see yourself, and your work, as forgettable?

I don’t.

I believe in being unforgettable. And I believe you are.

I believe that we are encouraged to feel that we are forgettable for the benefit of some.

For when we feel forgettable, we feel fearful. And that fear drives us to buy, and to seek out people who say they know better than we do. We want to believe they are the antidote for our total forgettableness.

Why do we minimize our value so much that we actually believe we need tricks and incentives, expert opinions, flashing lights and Remember Me’s to get and keep clients?

Being unforgettable is our true business aspiration. ‘Building our list’ is not.

You, and your work, are enough for me to remember you by.

Make the experience be your advertising.

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Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Ebele Mogo: Innerpreneur Spotlight

Ebele Mogo

EBELE MOGO
PRESIDENT of ENGAGE AFRICA FOUNDATION
find me on twitter / or email me

I am:

a dreamer girl who laughs a lot, asks too many questions, has a curious case of wanderlust and loves to get people together to get amazing things done.

My passion is for:

sharing ideas, connecting deeply, and the growth and expression of myself and everyone around me.

My business helps you:

Engage Africa Foundation was in response to my frustration that no one was talking about how chronic diseases are poised to be the leading cause of death in Africa. It helps you to be a part of the solution, to explore your gifts, and to gain experience.

Street-Side Convos is a new space for people with entrepreneurial ideas get to peek into the journey of others like themselves and hopefully know they already have what it takes to use their heart, creativity and ‘different-ness’ to make the world a better place.

I have other businesses too. Others are online products, and an organic herbal tea business (Eby’s Tea Africana). I and my father (Uche Mogo) found that the ‘zobo’ plant is great for fighting chronic diseases and boosting immunity so we have a business and a factory run mostly with solar energy in Lagos, Nigeria to reduce unemployment, build the economy sustainably, and to contribute to healthier lifestyles in Nigeria.

I am also in the business of playing with words too. My poetry tries to make words of the spaces in my own soul and hopefully draw others into theirs.

My biggest challenge is:

Finding the best way to bring all the aspects of myself together without overthinking things. I’m still figuring out my vocation. Sometimes I feel like a cat chasing a laser pointer and it overwhelms me – see here:

I make a difference by:

Being myself.

I have lots of ideas about:

solving problems, making things better, stories, helping people around me achieve their dreams.

I’ve learned:

That any pursuit that is worthwhile has to bring us face to face with ourselves. And not to be afraid of that.

A favourite quote of mine:

Criticize by creating. – Michelangelo

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Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Spending Your Energy

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Look around you.

Where, and with whom, are you spending your Energy?

Do you feel like your spending it wisely?

If not, it could literally be the reason why you are having issues with money. For money, too, is an Energy.

Reflecting on your “money situation” does it mirror back important information about how you spend your Energy?

What do your money spending habits reveal about your energy spending habits?

A Fair Exchange.

Is there anywhere that you are “spending” too much “Energy”? If so, this is a to pay attention to.

For your Energy is worth so much more than that.

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Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Discovering the Meaning of Pay What It’s Worth Pricing

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An Exciting Concept

I learned about the concept of Pay What It’s Worth pricing as a result of an email from a reader, Jay Cowan. He recommended I check out the book called Secrets of the Wealthy Mind, as it discussed the concept of Innerpreneurs.

At the time (2009), there was only one book I knew that mentioned and identified Innerpreneurs as a group, and so I was fascinated.

Jay also mentioned that the author, Phillip Dignan, had “an interesting way of selling it”, referring to pricing system he used to sell the book — he let his customers decide what they paid for it.

It was the first time I had ever heard of someone doing such a crazy thing, and I was intrigued.

I read Secrets of the Wealthy Mind in one day, and it blew my mind. Dignan’s perspective on economic theory and pricing systems turned something on in me, and it helped expanded my mind to see that I’d been following a lot of economic rules that I didn’t believe in.

It supported me in seeing there were alternative models for pricing that would honour my values, ensure the integrity of my client relationships, and create greater possibilities for my own wealth creation.

An Exploration of Worth

During my time exploring Pay What It’s Worth pricing it has come to mean:

  1. Allowing my customers to determine the true value they place on what they have received.
  2. Not limiting my wealth potential by setting boundaries on the value placed on my service to others.
  3. Doing my best on behalf of my client, and trusting that my client with do their best on behalf of me.
  4. Creating business relationships built on integrity and trust.
  5. Accepting that my clients can value my work more, and less, than I do.
  6. Challenging faulty economic assumptions. Economic theory is based on the assumption of scarcity – why is that?
  7. Unmarketing. Not everybody is comfortable with the responsibility of consciously placing a monetary value on the service they are receiving. And they aren’t the right clients for me.
  8. An opportunity to increase my awareness on how I, and others in my world, give and receive money.
  9. An exploration of my self-worth, and true earning potential.

photo credit: gfhughes

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

The Want of Others

315.365 i want:

The wants of others used to matter to me.

I thought somehow they were mine to fulfill.

At some point I decided that while my wants didn’t matter too much, other people’s were of paramount importance.

I convinced myself I was being caring, or helpful, or altruistic, or some other adjective that bathed me in a golden light, in giving what they wanted.

I allowed other people’s wants, and the fulfillment of them, to become my concern.

And while I pretended to be okay with it, and even to enjoy it in the name of giving, what I really felt was how people were taking from me. And I from them.

I was being used, and I was using. I was using them to feel loved, valuable, helpful, and they were using me to get what they wanted.

Neither of us was considering what we needed, what was best for either of us, or our relationship.

Does it matter what you want when you don’t know what you need?

I, and they, were confusing our wants for our needs. I thought I needed to be helpful, and they thought they needed help, but we both simply just wanted it.

We both exerted our power, our esteem for our self, on each other, in hopes that we could get our wants fulfilled, avoiding the work of understanding what we actually needed.

We lacked the love to know what we truly needed — and how to get it. So we stayed focused on our feelings of entitlement to get what we wanted from the other.

We see what we want. But we can see so much more when we look into the truth of why we want things.

The needs of me.

It has taken me time and space to accept that it has always been up to me, and no one else, to obtain the things I need.

The wants of others, and myself, are nice to know but they don’t need matter. They aren’t helpful or hurtful — until they are attached to.

There is nothing wrong with having wants — it’s in the feeling of needing to fulfill them, or not, that my freedom, or my restriction, is born.

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Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.