Betty Irabor Shares 15 Lessons She Learned From Being a Magazine Publisher


It has been 15 years of challenging the status quo and breaking boundaries. 15 years of taking risks; 15 years of falling and rising again;  15 years of taking business decisions that may not work out but are taken anyways; 15 years of building a brand that has become a household name.

Genevieve Magazine clocked 15 years on the 13th of February and the publisher, Betty Irabor shares 15 lessons she learned from being a publisher.

She wrote, 

Helllloooo world! This is the day the Lord has made !
Genevieve is 15!! Here are 15 lessons GENEVIEVE taught me

1  Keep Fanning the flame of your passion.
There will be days that you will feel drained of all the passion that you started out with but you must continue to place new coal in the fire to keep the flame burning. It’s your passion for what you do that will sustain the vision.

2 disrupt Status Quo.. The fact that it’s never been done before doesn’t mean it can’t be done. Until you do it, it’s not done yet. Defy stereotypes

SEE ALSO: We Are Gingered By One Of The Smartest Business Moves Betty Irabor Made In The Earliest Years Of Genevieve Magazine

3 Guard your Values jealously ( integrity matters, don’t pawn yours)

4 Never forget that there cannot be rainbows without rain.. learn to dance in the rain while waiting for the rainbows.

5 The world owes you nothing.. free yourself of that sense of entitlement and you will feel less disappointed every time you feel betrayed

6 Tell the world a lie, but tell yourself the truth

7 You are only as good as your last victory.

8  Don’t underestimate your competitors even if they seem “not all that”

9 You don’t have to be extraordinary to do extraordinary things. Nobody was born legend!

10 Etch your name in hearts not on faces.

11 Do it Afraid

12  Whenever you wake up is your morning

SEE ALSO: “It Hasn’t Been An Easy Ride But My Faith Is Bigger Than My Fear…” Betty Irabor On Her Journey Into Journalism And Publishing

13  You need blind faith to walk on water. Don’t doubt, Peter doubted and began to sink.

14  You can ride the storm because God is always in the storm.

15  Don’t be afraid to let go of those who no longer bring value into your life

Remain humble. Give back. Take care of you.Stay fab, don’t hate; hating takes too much effort.





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