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  • Writer's pictureRashidi Kabamba

Entrepreneurial Journey: Small Wins, First Sale

"The great victory, which appears so simple today, was the result of a series of small victories that went unnoticed." - Paulo Coehlo

I was bold to start, bold to begin, on the road to success generating small wins.


I am extremely excited to write this blog, words can't express how I feel right now at the fact that I have taken my idea from nothing to making a sale with an actual customer. Honestly, the customer was not in my customer segment because it was B2C (business to consumer), and I am trying to go B2B (business to business), but nonetheless it's one of the greatest feelings in the world to be able to create something, take it from your mind, build it and someone would pay you for it. This is why it's important to appreciate your small wins, since that strengthens your motivation and relieves stress.

There is a quote by Lao Tzu, which states "a journey of a thousand miles starts with one step." Therefore, this is a step in the right direction and I might even have a new customer segment of going business to consumer. The fact that someone was able to pay for my service is the greatest feeling in the world.

(Harvard Business Review)

According to the Harvard Business Review, an article called "Small Wins and Feeling Good" by Teresea Amabile and Steve Kramer, they stated that when you are facing larger problems such as unemployment, depression, or even business issues one tactic is to break it down into small goals and hit those small goals which will eventually lead to you accomplishing bigger goals. All of these small activities begin to make us feel better about ourselves, our well-being enhances as well as self-confidence too. This is the same mindset, that I took when it came to sales as well, even though getting sales is a huge target, setting small goals was imperative to my success now. It wasn't my intention to go business to consumer, but I did it regardless and was able to generate revenue which is outstanding.


Now here are some takeaways from the workshop, which I felt were imperative for me to get some revenue.

  • Customer-Centric Focus: Throughout the whole presentation, she was engaged from start to finish and even was willing to repeat the jingles throughout the presentation since the information was resonating with her. Also I prioritised her and made sure that she was the focus throughout the workshop.

  • Feedback: My willingness to take constructive criticism and hear her advice when it comes to ways that I can improve my workshop was essential in how she felt comfortable with my service.

  • Engagement: From start to finish, she was engaged, asking questions, singing along, and like I said earlier the information really resonated with her.

  • Pain Point: Stress was already a pain point for her, so my service was a solution to her issue, so she feels confident now that she is the most stress proof version of herself and can handle her stressors more effectively.

  • Relationship: Our relationship was already strong, since we built great rapport, and the trust was there which is the foundation of trade. By having trust it allowed the transaction to take place.

  • Belief: At the end of the day, I think this is the most important takeaway is that she believes in my service, company, mission, vision, and values. She loved the direction that I am going and how I am trying to make people the most stress proof version of themselves.

Overall, these were some takeaways that I got from the workshop, sale, and customer experience which is essential to my confidence to keep going and pushing to fight this battle against stress and keep teaching people how to be more stress proof with my rest is reason belief system. Thank you so much for reading this blog, stay tuned for tomorrow, and have a great rest of the day!! Peace :).

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