Hello good morning, I’m Akinrinade Precious Yemisi, CEO Houseofdeluxe_ng. Thank you for having me.
I am from Osun state, my mother is from Edo state. I am the first born from a family of six, a sister and two brothers. I am a graduate of ABU zaria, B.ed Biology.
The four adjective that describes me better is Beauty, care, hardwork which i always rather say “smartwork”… lol
My love for good appearance inspires my ambition. It hurts me to see young men lack basic dress ethics all in the excuse of being broke, so I did some research and I source out where I can find good stuffs at a very affordable price. In order to be able to satisfy the needs of different classes of people, I branded in such a way that i can stand before kings and serve them.
I am of the opinion that looking good is good business.
You can transform your desire and passion into a source of income.
The best way to be successful is relevant in life to the degree of your value, I learnt that from my father Apostle Joshua Selman.
The first breakthrough for me in the business world was changing my mindset, i realized that I can actually make impact. You see, I grew up as a timid child with low self-esteem. Getting into business, making people look beautiful and having them come back to say “thank you” made me gain confidence in myself, appreciate my value and want to do more for people.
My low self-esteem was fanned by Abuse. I was a victim of sexual abuse at the age of 4 to 5 up until i was 13. I never spoke to anyone about it, Never. So i grew up feeling like i was trashed and useless.
Today I’m very comfortable sharing it because it’s a sign that i have healed and I am ready to reach out to people in similar situations.
Emotionally, fear became my companion. I was afraid of everything including waking up every morning, I was always afraid of what was going to happen next.
Spiritually, I was angry with God, i felt he didn’t love me enough to help and save me. I felt he just sat in heaven and watched me suffer. Today this is my testimony, I have learnt to let go of this hurt and trust God with all my heart.
Like Daddy would say, God doesn’t use people who are scarless or too innocent.
I know better, all things work together for good.
How did I learn to let go and embrace the love of God?
Apostle Joshua Selman’s message on spiritual stability broke me, it made me realise i have wasted time hating and being angry and that there is always more.
I had a young girl who came to share a similar problem with me and then I realised i had an assignment and to carry it out successfully i needed to look beyond the pain and hurt.
In that message what i kept hearing was “Don’t waste your pain there is a story behind every scar”.
Today I am in a position to share this with you, never let the devil cheat you by telling you that you are alone. God is with you, Remember God didn’t just bring Shadrach, Meshack and Abednigo out of the furnace of fire, He stayed with them in it. God is always there to give us grace to bear the pain and at his time he brings us out and showcase us to the world as refined products. He is proud when we come out victorious.
Secondly, please get someone to talk to. It makes the burden lighter, talk to someone. Isolating oneself is the reason i suffered so much, because i was alone, I hid myself and built walls around my problems so no one could see pass through them and rescue me. Today I have forgiven my past, discovered myself and my potentials and I am becoming a successful business woman. I am priveledge to have mentors who have helped me unfold this mystery, after discovering myself I am doing well in every area of life and striking a balance.
Before you brand the product you want to sell brand yourself.
Pastor Ejimi Adegbeye helped me a great deal, he gave me strategies on how to brand myself and my products and how to market. And now i keep growing and getting bigger. God has been committed to giving me beauty for ashes.
Consistency is also key to one’s self and business, be committed to developing yourself and your value. Your mind is your greatest asset in life.
I have failed a lot of times in business, most time I had to retreat back, read more books and listen to people who have gone ahead and have result.
Learn to rise when you fall.
There was a time i made a bulk order from china and they came in less quality,, I wept badly cause i lost almost a hundred thousand naira. It might seem small now but as of when I started it, it was a big deal. I had to move on and develop new strategies.
I pay attention and listen to Folorunsho Alakija, Tara Durotoye, Mr and Mrs Olufukejimi Adegbeye, Mrs Bowale Agboade. My mother, Mrs Vera Akinrinad, Apostle Joshua Selman, Joyce Meyer, Miss Sandre Areh.
Pastor and Mrs Alpha, Mr Victor Omebije.
If you want to be successful in business and life my advice to you is to understand
1. The law of relationships. Build and service valuable relationships.
2. The law of value. Your value determines you reward.
3. The law of competence and excellence. Excellence is self marketing…
4. The law of the mind, grow daily. Read relevant books and articles and get transformed mentally.
5. The law of faith: You will have to take risks to succeed so faith in God is very vital.
6. The law of favour: A day of favour is worth more than a lifetime of labour.
I learnt all of this from the message Success systems by Apostle Joshua Selman, do well to listen to it too.
Note that “Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.” Hilary Clinton
Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives, honor your calling. Everyone has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.
If there is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it…simply keep forging forward and applying the principles and success will come.
Successful women like those i mentioned earlier are women that have kept most, if not all the laws of success.
I understand that we women believe in escaping poverty by marrying a rich man. Well i always speak from the perspective of being born again but even if i want to strike a balance i will want to ask, what are you “the woman” bringing to the table? Are you valuable enough to be a wife to a rich man? Remember, men are not stupid too… No man wants to marry a “figure head”. Its ok to want to marry a rich man, i want one too but remember he may not be rich now but have the potentials, can you marry a starting man? Can you build with a man?
I sell what I do by first presenting my value on the table before talking price.
I talk a lot you see, and I’ve trained myself to use it to my advantage. If i walk up to you and show you a couple of amazing, breathtaking looks and tell you how you can look that good for less price, I am sure you will grant me audience.
Always let God take the lead…
Be a value adding system!