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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

photo credit hikingartist

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.

photo credit: hikingartist

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

photo credit gfhughes

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.