LIFE IN BRIEF
ijapari Gyang is from Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State. She had her primary school education at Banki Central Primary School Bama, and secondary education at Government Girls Senior Science School Konduga in Borno State. She proceeded to the Kaduna State Polytechnic and obtained a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering. She is currently studying Entrepreneur and Business Management at NOUN. She is married to Gyang Marcus from Plateau State and the union is blessed with children.
My name is ijapari Gyang. I am from Madagali Local Government of Adamawa State. I had my primary school education at Banki Central Primary School Bama, and my secondary education at Government Girls Senior Science School Konduga in Borno State. From there, I proceeded to the Kaduna State polytechnic and obtained a National Diploma in Chemical Engineering. I’m currently studying Entrepreneur and Business Management at NOUN. I’m married to Gyang Marcus from Plateau State and the union is blessed with four children.
What do you do for a living?
I am a business coach who helps online entrepreneurs on how to start, grow and profit from online business. I also host online training on data sharing business, how to become a virtual assistant, how to become visible on social media as well as writing and publishing e- book among others and I have been in the business for about three years now.
HOW IT STARTED
Very early in life my mother used to fry akara, so some women in the locality usually come to her for assistance. So after she helped them out, I go behind to ask them, “Instead of coming all the time to ask for assistance, why can’t you ask her to teach you how to fry akara.” When I started schooling at NOUN, everything was done on Internet and I kept on consuming my data and go online to search for how to generate income using my data. I started blogging on empowering I equally discovered that people are looking for where to get data cheaper, I went online and learn how to sale data cheaper. Right now I coach women on how to sale data cheaper from the comfort of their homes. I publish eBooks on data sharing and other subjects and l also carry out online training.
My inspiration comes from reading. When l read a book by Myles Monroe titled “ principle power of vision, it reawakened and charged my mind set I was equally inspired by a by book by Brain Tracy basically I’m inspired by reading.
It’s quite challenging been a stay-at-home mum. People think you have all the time and you have nothing to offer, I came back from village not quite long not because I wanted to travel, but because there was pressure on me to travel. It’s assumed that I have all the time since l was working from home. Secondary it’s challenging balancing business and the home front. If you are not careful and avoid procrastination it’s going to be very difficult for you, so time management is a great challenge. I try to do much with limited time; thus I try as much as possible to avoid social media and other social aspects of life I consider as distraction because if you are not disciplined enough you cannot meet up.
ADVICE TO OTHERS
My advice to other women is that they should leverage on the Internet because it has come to stay. They should equally look around and discover what they have because there is something you have, God has created you for higher purpose, you are not just a house wife. Don’t blame anybody, accept the fact that you are a stay-at-home and make good use of your time. Make use of your ideas to solve problems in your locality, a lot of people are looking for a particular thing that only you can offer. That challenge, God allows you to pass through so that you can help others. The question now is what can you offer? In the nearest future 75 percent employment will come from the Internet. There are a lot of things women can do on the Internet
I am grateful to God for my achievements so far. I have an online Academy called Mum-On-Point Internet Business Academy where I published eBooks and organise online training for people. The feedback I get on daily basis is overwhelming, the network and the caliber of people I’m collaborating with is simply amazing, the International recognition and the fact that I’ve moved from a housewife to making money from my kitchen table is an achievement I’m grateful to God about.
I love acting. I’m involved in drama in my church. I love reading, dancing and writing. I’m passionate about women and children. I’m children’s teacher. I’ m always patient with them, there’s nothing they do that gets me angry.
I don’t have any regrets what so ever. It has been the grace God all the way. Sometimes I used to ask myself can I really do this? Before I know, things will start to fall into places as if there is already an existing ladder for me. Thus, I think generally, industrious people don’t have that kind of regrets because they see their experiences whether good or bad as opportunities for learning.
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