DETERMINATION AND PERSEVERANCE: KEY INGREDIENTS TO SUCCESS - Engr Joseph Otito Jemisola
From the hundreds of kilometer walking to get education to the numerous times spent in the farm, who would have thought that the farmer boy of those years, will now be an international entrepreneur.
Growing up in the condition of which I grew up in, could discourage anyone to give up. From the hundreds of kilometer walking to get education to the numerous times spent in the farm, who would have thought that the farmer boy of those years, will now be an international entrepreneur.
Engr. Joseph Otito Jemisola was born and raised in Iyara, in Ijumu Local Government Area of Kogi state Nigeria. Many thanks to my parents for ensuring I had a basic foundation in education. They ensured that my siblings and I got the needed education.
I knew within me that for my visions to be accomplished, I needed to not only get out of my comfort zone but to work hard. At age 19 I left home to be enlisted into the Nigerian Police Force, where I served my country diligently till I determined to further my education. After resigning from the police force, I enrolled in a higher institution to earn a degree in Building Technology & Quantity Surveying.
After my graduation, I have worked with my degree in different countries some of which are; Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia and the United Arab Emirates. But the journey to success is different to everyone. One of the lessons I have learnt is that: you define how you want the success story to turn out. There will be lots of no’s, discouragements, disappointments and even trail and failure but no matter the situation, giving up is not an option on the journey to success.
But alongside perseverance, I always made myself open to different new ideas and information. I upgraded myself along the line as I grew to be able to blend with the requirements of every nation I worked in, to be able to blend under the policies of the different companies and even evolve as the world evolved. For instance, estimation engineering duties in Nigeria and other countries are similar but the ways and equipment they use to carry out their duties are different.
With the whole knowledge I acquired while working with other people in different countries and set up, I discovered that I could make a lot of difference better than I was making then. This led me to establish Great Minds Group in 2017.
Great Minds Group activities spanned through Constructions, Healthcare Services, and Agri-Business & Agro-processing.
Within the past 5 years, Great Minds Group has become a multi-million dollars investment.
Great Minds Group of Companies are currently present in Six (6) countries namely. UAE, UK, Ireland, Nigeria, Rwanda and Ghana.
This Story of Joseph Otito Jemisola is much inspiring and motivational. He hold the position of Managing Director at Great Minds Group of Companies, Dubai. UAE
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