It is never too late for anyone to discover his/herself in life. Discovering this talent of writing makes me feel elated...
He was a seasoned business person before the unexpected happened during the coronavirus
Pandemic. As a seasoned business person who studied in reputable university within the
Island. After his graduation, he discovered that he does not want to work under an
Establishment as the star gazers he visited told him that he is not destined to work under an
Establishment, what is written in his star as could be read from the simian crease on the palm
Of his hand is that he would establish a company and the company would reach the ends of
The world with time. Because his parents have believed in such and have brought him
Along the path, he had no option other than subscribing to what those star gazers have seen in
His palms and he has started his business with “nothing”, other than using his intelligence to
Tell some people some things pertaining to what he has studied in the university, he acted
As consultants. His consultancy paid off for him as the money he raised from the consultancy
He started business with it at a corner of the balcony of the room he lives at. He becomes a
“two-in-one” person at this period acting as a consultant and at the same time buying and
Selling palm oil which he used to buy from farmers. Fate really smiled on him because when
He started there was palm oil drought in the island and the neighboring towns. He however
Has studied the trend of things over the years and have concluded within him that if there
Is no drought of famine that year, the following year it will happen, thence all the money he
Has raised as a consultant he invested all in purchasing palm oil and was storing them at a
Place in his apartment. It was not long that he got his apartment filled with palm oil and
Had to rent a small apartment too. When the year was running to an end, things changed and
There was drought of palm oil in the land as he has envisaged and that was the first thing that
Brings about his major breakthrough because he sold each keg of the palm oil ten times the
Cost price. He could achieve this because fewer sellers of palm oil has it in stock and in many
If not all the farms hardly could one get palm oil. He has more money and because of his
Education he could invest in some other businesses as being brought to the island by
Foreign investors. His fame rose within limited period. When he sees this he decides to get
Study something about business and thence went to business school where he has obtained a
Business certificate from a reputable business school in the island. After getting this
Certificate he becomes a major force in business within and without the island because, he
Has the certificate, the investments and the money is already speaking for him. As he has
Become a seasoned business person he is very close to his laptop through which he
Carries out many of his business deals. His bank details, email details and other social media
Details and passwords are saved on his laptop because no one has access to his laptop except
Him. He has a girlfriend but they were yet to be married when the pandemic broke out in
The island. He hosted some foreign investors at the twilight of the pandemic and since those
People have neither shown any signs nor symptoms of coronavirus during the process of their
Business transactions he has the hope that all is well with him. Those people have
Returned to their island, however on alighting from the plane at the airport, those people have
Been isolated before the expiration of the period of their isolation they started showing
Symptoms of the virus, thence, they have to trace those they have contacted and this
Young entrepreneur has been gotten to and put in isolation too, though he vehemently oppose
The idea but the health personnel would not listen to him. While he was quarantined tests Conducted on him shows that he also has the virus in him, it was not long that he started
Showing the symptoms.
© 2020 OLUSEGUN
OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on December 08, 2020:
Thanks Brenda for this wondrous comment and the insight. What is shared is what majority of business people do in Nigeria and Africa at large, we exploit ourselves all because what we cherish in Africa is money, thence you will see the supposedly called Gospel Ministers hoarding oils, water, handkerchiefs among other things that they are selling to their congregations because some preachers have bought jets, they are also aspiring to purchase jets to be at par with those people. Any slightest opportunity we see, we exploit ourselves and it is bad. Therefore, there is little development here, Africa, while wickedness persists and grows despite the arrays of Gospel and religious leaders around with very minute numbers stunningly rich while majority are suffering, in abject poverty. It is that worrying. I appreciate this comment. Continue to stay safe!
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on December 05, 2020:
This is a great little story.
It takes quite a brave man to start his business based on what is predicted by the palm of his hand.
It is good that he has knowledge and started small from his on home.
Selling palm oil when no one else had it is great for him, but I hate that he sold it for so much. Kind of price gouging for a poor person in need.
Now he has coronavirus at the end.
I'm not sure how the title fits to this story. I don't see where he loses his information.
But this is a nice story.