Jide Salu interviews Deolu Akinyemi
Deolu Akinyemi is a Motivational Writer, Speaker, Entrepreneur, Blogger, Influencer, Christ Believer, Network Marketing Guru, Business Leader, Social Entrepreneur, Trainer, Writer, Career Coach, Direct and Network Marketer, Human Resources Expert, Business Development Consultant, Financial Empowerment Consultant, Innovator, Visionary, Patriot and Platinum Distributor, Managing Director of Holidays and Cash.
Jide Salu Diary: Welcome Deolu to JSD, and thank you ever so much for this opportunity to meet you at close up, be it virtual.
Deolu Akinyemi: Thanks for the interview as well, I consider it a privilege, my privilege.
Jide Salu Diary: How would YOU describe yourself?
Deolu Akinyemi: I am a young man with a passion for succeeding by helping other people succeed, a strong believer in the possibility of a New Nigeria and a strong advocate of multi-dimensional freedom.
Jide Salu Diary: Your site, http://www.deoluakinyemi.com , I must say is one of the very few Nigerian sites that I have come to see as a resource centre for empowerment. Tell us more about your site, when did you venture into it and what were and still are your objectives? And how fulfilled are you so far?
Deolu Akinyemi: I wanted to build a platform where my thoughts, words and experiences can be relevant to empowering people while I am alive and long after I am gone. I started it about over 4yrs now, and I’m always excited when I read people’s comments.
Jide Salu Diary: Have you always been positive? If yes, when were you aware of this? If No, what led you to be this inclined?
Deolu Akinyemi: I haven’t always been positive. I believe a major shift happened in my life when I said yes to God and his plan for my life. I bought into the concept of God’s kingdom and have since sought after and lived by the principles. I have also learnt in time, that negativity is a waste of resources.
Jide Salu Diary: How do you deal with negative people?
Deolu Akinyemi: Hmmm… frankly? I try to ensure a distance that keeps me free of their perspectives. I try to surround myself with positive people and where they are willing to listen, I try to help them with my perspective. I drive a business where attitude is more important than ability, if I lose steam because I hang around negative people, I’ll become history.
Jide Salu Diary: Many people are shy to talk openly about success. About money? May be it has something to do with our culture. (I would still come back to a post on your web site where you posted your e-wallet account of your weekly earnings from one of your businesses) But how do you view success, money and the attitude required?
Deolu Akinyemi: Hmmm… I am shy as well J, and I think it’s the employee mentality and our culture. Employees are regularly told that their salaries are confidential, and our culture regularly reinforces that if your yam is getting big, you should use your hand to cover it. I have learnt too however that in a world that is full of the darkness of falsehood, dishonesty and evil, the least we can do, even when our light is small, is to shine it. In shining our lights we can’t afford to always keep it under a bushel. No matter how small the candle is, it will chase away some darkness if brought to the open. Sharing my success story or earnings is contrary to my conservativeness, but some people need it, and I’ll rather sacrifice what would benefit me alone, for the good of many.
Jide Salu Diary: How do you tackle disappointments?
Deolu Akinyemi: Simple, I learn the lessons, and forget the details.
Jide Salu Diary: People that I have spoken to talk of you in glowing terms, how important is integrity to you?
Deolu Akinyemi: Integrity is extremely important to me. It’s being true to my words and commitments, and the character to accept wrong and take responsibility for it. I’ll gladly give all I have in exchange for a good name.
Jide Salu Diary: Now let us talk money? Are you a millionaire? In Dollars?
Deolu Akinyemi: lol, I have been for a very long time -from the day my mind could accommodate it. It sounds philosophical, but it’s true, that as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Frankly my eyes are on more than millionaire status in dollars. As of today however, assets and all, yes.
Jide Salu Diary: That is a nice way to break the ice, wouldn’t you think so? Why do you think people, well, let me say Africans in general and Nigerians in particular are so shy to openly talk about finance and success?
Deolu Akinyemi: Well… I think because of our culture, and two because there is a divide between the successful and the unsuccessful. The rich man usually knows that his friend is rich J
Jide Salu Diary: What is your attitude to being on a salary? And what is your take on passive income?
Deolu Akinyemi: Salary is temporal, passive income is permanent (eternal) – this is speaking extremely. My thought is labour for what will last… salaries will end, while they last, build vehicles for passive income.
Jide Salu Diary: What would you say are the differences between the Rich and the Poor?
Deolu Akinyemi: Many… the most critical one is their attitude to failure, their position on risks, and their view of themselves and circumstances.
Jide Salu Diary: When passive income is banded around, one of the first means of earning extra income aside one’s salary is through Network Marking? How would you describe Network Marketing?
Deolu Akinyemi: Network Marketing is the most affordable of the 5 existing vehicles for creating passive income. It’s the opportunity that if you find the good one, it allows you to enjoy 9 of life’s key aspirations in one go. Which are:
- Extra Income
- Helping People
- Financial Freedom
- Time Freedom
- Personal Development
- Owning own business
- Retiring to passive income
- leaving a legacy and
- Meeting new people.
It’s like a gold mine, like every gold mine, you may need to dig through a lot of rubbish to hit the gold.
Jide Salu Diary: As someone who has being on the forefront of Network Marketing in Nigeria, how do you think it has fared over the years?
Deolu Akinyemi: There have been lots of fakes and few real. It’s one area where Africa has played a leading role in the past few years. The water is partly muddled though, because many people have been involved in the rubbish ahead of the Gold.
Jide Salu Diary: Many out there believe Network Marketing is a rip off. Another “419″ especially in Nigeria, they say. Some never want to ever get involved again after their previous bitter experiences with the likes of Club Freedom. What do you have to say to that?
Deolu Akinyemi: First of all, I’ll say success comes after many failures. If we close our eyes to bad people, we’ll miss a lot of great people. People also need to be honest with their claim of bitter experiences; many bitter experiences never share what truly happened. Most of people’s experiences are born out of greed. Tell me why will someone buy 160 discount vouchers when one is actually as good as 10? More often than not, people were lured by their greed and ignorance to do unthinkable things, this is why they fail. There is no industry where people don’t have bitter experiences. It is because we don’t go far enough into the forest that we don’t see squirrels with hunchbacks.
Jide Salu Diary: Which brings me nicely to the business you are actively involved in that led you to post a weekly earning on your site, Holidays and Cash. Can you tell readers what Holidays and Cash is all about, when you became a member, why you decided to become a member and how it differs from Club Freedom and others out there? And why you chose to post your week’s earning of $6121.06 on your site?
Deolu Akinyemi: It’s totally different! I don’t blame anyone for not knowing or agreeing to… it took me 7 months and $7,400 worth of expense to see it as well (the details of that is reserved for face to face meetings) The key difference is the “no losers concept”. The product is worth more than N1.5million ($10,000) and it is offered at N40, 000 ($250) per month, nobody who buys the product and does not refer people looses. Also the product has resale value, and you can create a business from many of the products. Very importantly though, it’s a model that is truly a win-win. Haven said all that, I can assure you that reading all I have just mentioned is not enough for you to see the difference. You can only see clearly what you are looking for; if your cup is full it can’t be refilled without being emptied.
I posted one weeks earning so it’s not just blab and the weeks after were not bad at all.
I became active March last year, I decided to when I discovered that I would be more relevant if I become a part than if I analysed and criticized from the sidelines. Then, it was a bush which was uncleared. Today, it’s getting to become an estate.
Jide Salu Diary: Apart from $6121.06 earned in one week, what other kinds of rewards have you had from Holidays and Cash? I know you travel a lot? And I know from reading your website, one of your wishes for your wife has been fulfilled. Can you tell us more please?
J I have been rewarded with Holidays, all expense paid… I call it 7 amazing days on the exotic laps of luxury. I have been privileged to enjoy Egypt, Mauritius, India and Dubai. I have also been rewarded with a brand new Honda CRV. I have been rewarded with many relationships that turned to friendships, I have enjoyed new families. It’s been amazing.
Jide Salu Diary: How would you convince someone to consider being a part of Holidays and Cash for instance? And is “convince” the right word here?
Deolu Akinyemi: I would show the person the product honestly without the opportunity and ask them to value it. If they say $10,000 like I usually hear, I’ll tell them what the company charges. Then I’ll let them see that they don’t need to do anything to enjoy all the benefits… nothing else is required.
After that, they become really excited. Then I’ll show them the opportunity to earn extra income, and teach them how they can do it. Typically, I hate to waste my time with people who are comfortable with where they are, they can take their time. When their oil finishes… we’ll still be around.
Jide Salu Diary: I know that the method of compensation is significantly different from most other Network Marketing Organisations in the market right now? Board based and Binary compensation plans? Also, Holidays and Cash pay compensation in Dollars every week. Could you briefly explain how this method works?
Deolu Akinyemi: It’s the fairest model I’ve seen and researched. Binary plans are the most sustainable; they allow you to support your teams without limit. Boards break and mess up your teams, Uni-level makes people work solo, Binary models are great for team players and weekly incomes are just so motivating. I can’t answer all these questions fully here.
Jide Salu Diary: Also Deolu, do I have to continue to invite or recruit (as most people see it) people to be part of Holidays and Cash in order for me to keep on earning?
Deolu Akinyemi: No! That’s the beauty of this. There are two income streams that are passive income, I have not earned active income in a long while… if you look at the breakdown on my site, all that I earned were passive income-the result of a functional team.
Jide Salu Diary: Do you ever envisage a possibility of saturation in Holidays and Cash? How far can it go?
Deolu Akinyemi: Saturation is an interesting myth. We worry about it for our Planet; we worry about it for some companies. People are born, and people die, people grow and become enlightened. Saturation is an analytical mind’s reason for not doing a lot of things. I’m analytical as well, so I say if we ever get to saturation point, meaning there is nobody else to tell, the last people that are told would be buying a product 1000 times cheaper than the price they paid, so no losers.
Jide Salu Diary: Is Holidays and Cash a Nigerian concept? How come it has a chairman in the person of Professor Pat Utomi? And what benefits accrue to Nigerians as a result?
Deolu Akinyemi: No, it’s a global company. Nigeria is however one of the few countries where there is a local office and registration. Prof Pat Utomi is the Chairman in Nigeria and West Africa. A number of Nigerians and Africans are indeed part owners of the company today because they embraced the opportunity and decided to drive it.
Jide Salu Diary: What kind of possibilities do you think Holidays and Cash can create and how beneficial can this be to Nigerians and the rest of the world?
Deolu Akinyemi: Limitless possibilities! In another 8 months, Holidays and Cash Nigeria will have over 1000 products. It is an opportunity with an objective to empower people and create a reason for many to become free. The impact on a lot of people at this slow economic time is simply awe inspiring.
Jide Salu Diary: So Holidays and Cash is not a SCAM? Can Nigerians residing outside Nigeria be a part of this organisation? And it is not an African thing?
Deolu Akinyemi: There are people all over the world already involved. There is patronage from over 100 countries already.
Just log in click buy now and check for the prepaid vouchers, you’ll see countries that have agents already and countries that are relatively free.
Jide Salu Diary: Where did Holidays and Cash originate from?
Deolu Akinyemi: Holidays and Cash originated from Australia. The company was started by 3 partners, Leslie Richardson, Stefan Gayton and Michael Faust. Today all Platinum members have seats on the global table. A Platinum member is one who has attained the highest membership status with a financial compensation to march. The company is no longer about any one personality, it has survived changes in management and even ownership. This is the test of any solid system.
Jide Salu Diary: Do Nigerians have the opportunity to be top earners in Holidays and Cash?
Deolu Akinyemi: We have Nigerians who are doing very, very well. There are people who earn averagely over half a million weekly.
I tell people however not to put their eyes on the big numbers too early. This is a model where work is rewarded in time, and because passive income is real you get an amazing return on investment. For example if all a member earns is $200 in a week, one is as good as the person who deposited $70,000 in a fixed deposit with today’s interest rate. Small, if consistent is better than the big you can’t plan with.
Jide Salu Diary: You know, but many of my readers are not aware that I am indeed a member of Holidays and Cash. My attraction to H & C is as a result of the power in the compensation program and the fact that I can empower many people. Also, the only way I CAN and WILL succeed is WHEN I HELP OTHERS SUCCEED. I thought that will do for me. Do you have anything to add to that?
Deolu Akinyemi: Perfecto!
Jide Salu Diary: As a member of Holidays and Cash, I am aware that there are three main aspects that people who may be interested in joining H & C can look at. These aspects are:
- Holiday Discount
- The Products
- The Earning potential
Deolu, could you kindly touch on these aspects so as to give a fuller picture of the potential of Holidays and Cash?
Deolu Akinyemi: Holidays and Cash is something else! The Holiday discounts are amazing, you get to enjoy small discounts with flights, but amazing discounts with hotels. You also have prepackaged vacation opportunities at about half the price for loads of pleasure and fun. Interestingly the company is regularly partnering with agencies to assist with securing VISAs for some exciting countries.
The products are amazing… the company says that you can package your own products and offer it to all the network at a discount. With this possibility, you can have a privilege pack that is a never-ending list of possibilities. The thought of what the privilege pack will be just this year alone how much more 10yrs from now is just tantalizing.
Then, the earning potential… simply exciting. Holidays and cash say if you are willing to build over time, you can earn weekly and like a footballer. The potentials are mind boggling. You can earn as low as $30 per weekly to as much as $70,000 weekly. I don’t know where to start or stop with Holidays and Cash, it’s a great deal, I am excited and happy that I didn’t turn this down. Pride truly does come before a fall.
Jide Salu Diary: Finally, Deolu, as the MD of H & C, Nigeria, what are the benefits for joining in Nigeria and how can one become a member? I am already a member.
Deolu Akinyemi: In Nigeria, we are currently still building our foundations; we want a really tall skyscraper. I want to look back in 30yrs at my grandchildren driving this opportunity with pride. We are supporting each other, and making greatness happen for people. Being a part of this requires foresight and commitment. Don’t allow the law of diminishing intent slow you down.
Join today… grab someone who is a distributor already, get your privilege pack, get your password, and log on to freedom!
Jide Salu Diary: Phewww!!! That was good Deolu. How can I thank you enough? I realise you are one very busy person, and I really, really, appreciate your effort, commitment and time spent in empowering Nigerians around the Globe. I know that this has not only inspired me to do greater things, I pray it will be a wakeup call for many people.
Readers, in the coming weeks, you will find out more about this great move that I made. As you have read and followed my every move with my new life here in Nigeria, I promise not to hold back on this Business venture. Take it that I am delving into an interesting path which will not interfere whatsoever with my job, which I am truly honoured to be a part of.
I love to write, you must have gathered that by now. I love to write down my thoughts and pen opinions on issues as it affects me immediate or distant environment. However, I have always known that “talk is cheap”. I’ll leave the rest for you to fill the gap.
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