We had an awesome conversation with the CEO of BTDJ INC, Temi Bolaji-Jegede. BTDJ founded in 2020. Her company operates globally via the internet , 24 hours 7 Days.
1. Please, can our readers get to know you? Briefly introduce yourself to our audience.
Born & raised in Nigeria. In my early-20s, I relocated to United Kingdom to study Masters in Informatics at University of Edinburgh, Scotland. On completion, I moved to England and worked in the health-tech in various roles as business analyst, project manager and product person.
In my mid 30s, I relocated to Montreal, Canada and still working in the health-tech. I am a believer, an ethical digital entrepreneur, coach, wife and a mother to 2 young kids.
2. What exactly are you into? What is your business all about?
My business is all about digital marketing. The business has packaged all the sales tools, best marketing training and top converting products. However, there is no stock/inventory to keep, no shipping, no chasing up customers/clients and no cold calling.
The model used is attraction marketing following a success path. I must say that I am in a global team of 6000 people who use this success path and are generating extra-ordinary results. Note: Digital marketing industry is worth $62 Billion – “The Wall Street Journal”
3. What inspired you to get started?
My Inspiration comes from a need to own MY TIME. Time is irreplaceable, unrecallable. As I climbed the corporate ladder, I realized that the routine of the corporate world was not only leading to burn out but was interfering with my young family’s schedule.
Though I love what I do and will still continue to do however, I also needed to invest time into my children (just like my mother invested time in me and I feel the benefits daily). I needed more TIME (within the 24hours) for my kids, my husband, myself, my passions, and my dreams.
But I also needed to ensure I am financially stable. So I researched on what sort of business I could do which allows me leverage technology in an efficient and effective manner, fully operational anywhere and anytime. Because the returns on investments (ROI) are so great, I could afford to work smarter, earn higher even whilst sleeping.
This business ticks my boxes and as an ethical entrepreneur, I am obliged to share this with others. Perhaps, you are looking to supplement your income OR looking for multiple streams of income OR looking for a business which you can work as a Plan A and still be financially stable.
Then, look no further. Register for a complimentary live webinar on my webpage WWW.TEMIBJ.COM where you will see and hear ordinary people share their success stories. Please note all your questions down and I will be happy to answer them all.
4. What is your educational background?
Bachelors in Computer Science. Masters in Informatics. And several certification in Agile, Product Management, Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, Change Management, Coaching, et al
5. What are your motivations?
Fulfilling all that God has planned for me.
6. What advice do you have for other people who want to do this same thing?
A. Find a mentor/coach that is already successful in this area. => I will be glad to mentor/coach individuals.
B. Success leaves clues. Find them. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Those who have succeeded before you have done so, followed a plan, and you can do the same thing. How did they get to where they are today? What kind of obstacles and setbacks did they face, and how did they overcome them? What are their philosophies about their work and their life?
C. Use this information to build the path of your success that mirrors the mentors. Your strategy may be similar to the business or leader you’re modeling, or you adjust it for your present circumstances.
7. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
Honestly, being fully available for my children, they will be in elementary school. By that I mean, I can pick up from school at 3.30pm, then we do home-work together or I take them for extra-curricular activities. Ultimately, spending time with them.
8. Any present or future projects?
Present project: building a legacy.
9. What is the biggest challenge you’ve experienced in your business as a person of color?
I would not say I have no challenges as a result of being a person of color. However, I have had challenges as a result of building a business which many entrepreneurs face but I stick to the plan and I usually overcome.
10. Are you Married or Single?
11. How can we connect with you on social media?
12. What is your greatest accomplishment?
Knowing Christ. (Being in a personal relationship with Christ).
13. As a person of color, what advice will you give someone starting their own business or career?
A. Look for a business that is already successful in your chosen field or a leader who has created the kind of life you want to live.
B. Find a mentor.
C. Success leaves clues. Find them. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel. Those who have succeeded before you have done so, followed a plan, and you can do the same thing. Look into their history and their rise to the top. How did they get to where they are today? What kind of obstacles and setbacks did they face, and how did they overcome them? What are their philosophies about their work and their life?
D. Use this information to build the path of your success that mirrors theirs. Your strategy may be similar to the business or leader you’re modeling, or you adjust it for your present circumstances.