SAP 028 - Anton Richardson and Ola Fagbamila; educating and inspiring others through open conversations about their personal journeys


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Anton and Ola are the hosts and founders of Tag Me In Podcast.

Anton is also a cybersecurity engineer and a community leader.

Ola comes from a finance and investment background. He is a car enthusiast and flips cars as a hobby.  

Personal life

[Anton]: "My dad is from Barbados and my mum is from Nigeria. I am a mixed baby and a keen person that loves learning."

"I am always trying something new."

[Ola]: "I was born and raised here (the United Kingdom). When I was 11 I got shipped back to Nigeria. I was a bit of a naughty boy, I guess."

"We're from Ekiti State."

Area of expertise

[Anton]: “If I had to go and choose one it will be cybersecurity."

Anton's tip to stay safe online

"Always keep your software up to date."

Ola's tip to avoid ending up with a lemon instead of a car

"Before buying a used car make sure it has at least 6 month's MOT. If not, request the seller to have an MOT done."

Lowest entrepreneurial moment

"The workload. Initially, we thought podcast, microphone, record our voices. But when we really started  doing it we realised the gravity of what we were dealing with." 

Lesson learnt from this low point

"If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail."

Proudest entrepreneurial moment

"There are three major achievements that we've been able to come to since starting:

  • hosting a networking event called Toast to Young

  • a second event called Friendtor

  • and our nominations for the ScreenNation awards."

What’s got you buzzing right now

[Anton]: "I am all about generating passive income, especially through online ventures.

 I am working on the best revision guide portal for A-level students. And the counterfeit money side venture, verifying whether notes are genuine or not." 

[Ola]: "I do a bit of buying and selling online as well. Retail arbitrage!"

"And I will soon start hosting Cashflow 101 board game sessions where we'll play the game and learn how to invest passively in the real world."

Lion's Den

What’s the best African saying you’ve ever heard?

[Anton]:

When there's no enemy within the enemy outside cannot hurt you.

"We all know the biggest enemy is our own voice. Once you can understand that, and channel it, regardless of what people say to you it's not going to have that much impact."

[Ola]:

A roaring lion kills no game.

"You can't achieve anything by sitting around and talking about it. It's about putting in the action on a consistent basis"

"Don't talk about it, do it!"

What was holding you back from building your brand?

[Ola]: "Fear. Fear of putting my self out there." "Are you willing and comfortable to share your deepest, darkest secrets?"
 
[Anton]: "I wouldn't say anything was holding me back it was just knowing how it was all going to come together. And, who was the right person to sit on my side going through this journey?"

Which is your social media platform of choice?

[Anton]: "Instagram." 

"I am a visual person, the visual thing gets me."

[Ola]: "Twitter."

"Twitter is the debate (ish) side. Left vs right, red vs blue. It's interesting to view"

Share a daily routine that contributes to your success

[Ola]: "Meditation."

"I am up at about 5 am or 5:30 am then 10 to 15 minutes meditation."

[Anton]: " I follow the acronym: SAVERS'

"SAVERS stands for silence, affirmations, visualisations, exercise, reading and scribing."

Recommend a book for the Tribe to check out

Outwitting the Devil by Napoleon Hill

"It's about a man who interviews the devil."

If you had 24 hours to live what would you do?

[Anton]: "I would spend it with my family have fun and enjoy life."

[Ola]: "Similar to Anton, get the family together and spend quality time with them."

Words of wisdom

[Anton]: "Believe in your self, execute and be consistent."

[Ola] "Take action. Be happy, we only have one life. So, stop stressing."

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