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Talent is not enough

Talent is not enough

If I had to give young people what I believe is the secret ingredient to growth in a small business, my focus would probably not be limited to talent.

One of my favourite quotes is “knowing what we should be doing and actually doing it are two very different things.”― Herminia Ibarra, Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader.

Happy new year everyone

I’ll use this paragraph to wish everyone a happy new year. Thank you for taking a few minutes to read my blog. My hope for you is that this year will bring us growth, grace and favour beyond our wildest dreams. I sincerely hope we can all learn from each other. This year, I’ll be trying to update my blog weekly.


Talent in this context focuses on natural talent and skill. I can’t truly focus on whether talent was born or made, I suspect it’s a combination of both. Your chances of becoming an athlete might be enhanced by the fact that your body structure might be athletic to start with.

We need talent but we often don’t pay enough attention to work ethic, discipline and habit.

I was often told that success would come easily to us when we started our fun casino because we had a very small friendly, people-oriented team. Time is teaching me that those talents are obviously required but not enough.

Work ethic and developing new skills

Developing a teachable attitude has become the top of my priority list for myself. It’s really hard to grow if we are not willing to embrace new perspectives

Life is teaching me everyday that the habits you develop are as important as the talents we rely on everyday. I would pick a happy, teachable and reliable average croupier over a knowledgeable croupier with a bad attitude.

These days, we spend so much time learning about how to market our services. We are learning to use social media tools to reach potential customers. I have often been encouraged to outsource things that take time to learn. Experience is however teaching me that the early stage of your business is your responsibility and you can’t truly afford to have no knowledge of the things that should matter to you. It’s also risky and expensive if you’re totally in the dark about your expectations.


I read somewhere that you can’t complain about someone predicting rain if you request for the weather report. I have accepted that it will be a tough season and we are looking forward to the expected hard work. It’s not about thinking about what we should be doing, it’s all about putting things into action.

We are also looking forward to doing what we do best which is serving you at your fun casino events. Please check us out at www.nomadic-events.co.uk to see the services we provide.

Looking forward to catching up with you soon.

Kind regards

Jimi Sotimehin

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