PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF BRIEFLY TO EM…
My name is Adedoyin Jaiyesimi and I am a young lady who wears many hats. I am the Team Lead at LSFIDigital where I create and execute digital media strategy for established brands and individuals. I am also the Founder of The Sparkle Writer’s Hub, a platform that helps people to find expression through writing and monetize their writing gift. I live a life that is completely dedicated to God. When I am not busy with work, you can find me doing the work of my Father.
YOU HAVE BEEN IN YOUR FIELD FOR HOW LONG?
This journey started officially for me in 2012; so I have been in this field for five years.
WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO GO INTO THIS FIELD
It wasn’t a deliberate decision. It was a series of events that led me into this field. I realized after my second internship that writing and creating content was like placing a fish inside water for me. Although there were challenges, I enjoyed every bit of putting a magazine together which was the job I had back in 2012. However, it took two years for me to finally decide that I wanted to be in this field for a long time. God has given me a message and the media is my mission field. I am able to glorify God with my gifts through the things I write and the content that I create. This simple fact made me decide to remain permanently in this field.
TIPS ON HOW YOU STARTED?
I started from the bottom. Literally! I loved writing from when I was a kid but I never thought it was something I could pursue professionally. When I saw that I could do more with my passion for writing, I applied for an internship at YNaija. That’s where I learnt a large percentage of what I know today. The internship was thorough. I was stretched and pushed out of my comfort zone. With every task that I was given, I was diligent. Many young people want to make big money without proving themselves first. I believe there is a time and season for everything. There is a time to sow seeds by working diligently at very little tasks and working your way slowly to the top. There’s nothing like an overnight success; success comes through hard work and a persistent commitment to excellence and delivering results.
YOU ARE A FORCE TO RECKON WITH IN THE SOCIETY, HOW DID YOU GROW TO THIS LEVEL?
Wow. Thank you. To be honest, I don’t think I have ‘arrived’ yet. I am still growing and there is so much more for me to achieve. That notwithstanding, I acknowledge that I am not where I was when I started in 2012. To answer your question, God, prayer, faith, hard work, consistency, the support of amazing people who paved a way for me and many sleepless nights have brought me to this point.
EVERY BUSINESS MINDED SUCCESSFUL PERSON HAS A STORY, WHAT CHALLENGES DID YOU FACE?
The initial challenge I faced was getting my parents to accept the new path I decided to carve for myself. I studied Law in the university and it was expected that I would work in a big organization at the very least. This wasn’t what I wanted. The fact that I was taking a different path meant that I was on my own. I had to source for funds and get myself out there without any parental support. Another challenge I have faced is in the financial aspect. Getting people to pay me what I knew my services were worth took some time. I had to do some free work and a lot of discounted work. I’m glad things are getting better. There are many other challenges but I choose not to focus on them. Instead I try to look for a solution to every challenge that I face or I might face in the future.
WHAT SETS YOU APART?
I believe what sets me apart are my consistency, drive and faith. My faith in God’s plan for me keeps me going through the challenging times. It helps me to remain consistent. It causes me to remember to deliver excellent results no matter how big or small the project I am working on is.
YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO MANY, WHO/WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
God,Jesus and the Holy Spirit. My purpose, my benchmark for success and my vision for my life…I get them all from God. Every time I read my Bible and every time God speaks to me, I am always inspired to be more and do more. I am inspired by the life of Jesus and He always challenges me to be the best version of myself and not to run in the shadow of any human being.
WHAT MOTIVATES YOU?
Not to sound repetitive, God’s purpose for my life motivates me. I always say this to people around me that I don’t want to get to the end of my life and God will show me all the things I should have achieved in my stay on earth which I failed to achieve for whatever reason. That alone motivates me as well as my desire to radiate the glory of God through the things that I do and lead as many people as I can to Him.
PLEASE KINDLY SHARE SOME OF YOUR SECRETS TO BECOMING SUCCESSFUL WITH EM?
I receive and follow the direction of the Holy Spirit. I don’t just do something because everyone is doing it. I receive instruction from God per time and I know exactly what He wants me to do and when. Also, I believe in the power of prayer and positive confession. I have a prayer journal and another journal where I write my daily confessions. These confessions are the things I want to see happen in my life and the things I want to achieve. I also love to learn. You will never grow if you don’t learn. I learn from any and everybody. I am not afraid to ask questions and I love to research. Finally, I am committed to excellence. Excellence will set you apart in any field.
WHAT ADVICE WILL YOU GIVE TO MODERN DAY LADIES AND YOUTHS WITH THE ZEAL TO GROW?
The first thing I will say is that you must believe in the validity of your dreams and you must understand the price you need to pay for those dreams to become reality. Don’t be the type that looks for shortcuts. Go through the process, work hard, be consistent…it will all pay off. Be a person who loves to learn. You should never be stagnant in your thinking; broaden your mind and your exposure. Do your research and network with people who will be crucial on your journey to success. Above all, trust God and walk with Him. He will always lead you in the right direction.