A Letter of Encouragement To A “Dear Entrepreneur”

A letter of encouragement

I know, my dear entrepreneur, that sometimes the beginning of the year can stir a mix of emotions, including anxiety and fear.

I want you to know that you’re not alone in feeling this way. I’ve been there, standing at the intersection of aspirations and uncertainties. Two years ago, I, too, faced a crossroads that nearly led me to give up on my business. But here’s what pulled me through, and I believe it can be a guiding light for you as well. And that is why I decided to come up with A letter of encouragement to a “dear entrepreneur.”

1. Show Yourself Compassion:

In the pursuit of ambitious goals, we often forget the importance of self-compassion. It’s okay not to have everything figured out. Be gentle with yourself, change your perspective, celebrate your victories, and embrace the learning curves.

A Letter of Encouragement
2. Prayer and Divine Guidance:

Lean into your faith and seek guidance from God. Personally, prayer became an anchor during uncertain times. Trust in the divine plan for your life, and let it guide you through the uncharted waters.

Enter the year knowing that “God has worked all things for your good” not that He is still in the process of working it out!

Meaning: It’s not going to happen in your future, it is already DONE!

So renew your mindset to this FACT and OPEN your eyes to the opportunities around you.

A Letter of Encouragement

3. Show Up, Despite the Feelings:

There’s tremendous power in showing up, especially when the weight of anxiety tries to hold you back. Sometimes, the simple act of putting one foot in front of the other opens up new possibilities. Remember, courage is not the absence of fear but the triumph over it.

A Letter of Encouragement

4. Stop Overthinking:

Overthinking is a silent thief of joy and progress. Break free from the shackles of overanalysis. Trust your instincts, make decisions with the information at hand, and allow room for spontaneity and creativity.

My dear entrepreneur, remember this; you possess a resilience that has carried you through challenges before, and it will continue to do so. The canvas of a new year is blank, awaiting the strokes of your creativity and the colors of your determination.

I encourage you to carry these lessons with you. Be kind to yourself, seek guidance, show up bravely, and release the burden of overthinking. Remember, you have the strength within you to turn the uncertainties of the future into opportunities for growth.

May this year be a canvas painted with success, joy, and fulfillment.

With unwavering support and belief in your journey,

Ps: click here to listen to this message from me

Rooting for you always,

Bukky Asehinde (aka Creatives Mother Hen),

Founder at Bellafricana.

Meet the Founder of Mooie Kraft [Exclusive Interview]

Meet the Founder of Mooie Kraft

In an exclusive interview, we get to meet the Founder of Mooie Kraft. Ndedigwe Mary Chinaza is a resourceful and talented entrepreneur, who has successfully infused fashion with African prints.

Meet the Founder of Mooie Kraft [Exclusive Interview]
Ndedigwe Mary Chinaza – Founder of Mooie Kraft
*To know more about the products, simply click on the images*
Please introduce yourself and your background.

My name is Ndedigwe Mary Chinaza, I’m a graduate of computer science from Crawford University, I am from Nnewi South local government Anambra state.

Tell us about your work and how did your company start?

My love for bag making drove me into bag making. I started MOOIE KRAFT in 2020 and it’s been an amazing journey so far. MOOIE KRAFT  is not just about bag making but we are also into the making of beautiful accessories with our African prints, leather works such as belts and we also make top-notch souvenirs for events and parties.

Ankara foldable hand-fan by Mooie Kraft
Ankara foldable hand-fan
How did you come about the name and what does it mean?

Mooie is gotten from a Dutch word that means beautiful, pretty and fine. So I wanted a name that represents everything that my brand signifies. with our name, you should know what to expect from us. [Winks].

What is your niche and how did you know it was a market to get into?

Producing beautiful bags, belts and accessories for both males, females and also children. we are partially for everybody.

Ankara themed Hoops earrings by Mooie Kraft
Ankara themed Hoops earrings

Mooie chain BagMooie Kraft chain Bag

Where do you get the inspiration for your products?

Everything around me. I also work with customers descriptions.

Can you remember one of the first products you made? What makes it memorable?

Yes of cos, it was an Ankara bag I made for myself, it was memorable because I made it out of little/ no knowledge about bag making.

African print mixed laptop bag by Mooie Kraft
African print mixed laptop bag
What are some of the challenges you face in your business?

Cost of production is one of the major challenges we are facing, material sourcing is another challenge we are facing, the high prices of leatherworking tools to achieve proper finishing of the leather productions.

Do you have any regrets about venturing into this line of business?

NEVER. Not at all ….lol

What is your most popular product?

Right now our Genuine Reversible belt is really selling fast now. And our African mix laptop bag.

Genuine leather Reversible belt by the founder of Mooie KraftGenuine leather Reversible belt

This genuine leather reversible belt is a 2 faced belt. You have the chance to get 2 different colors of your choice in 1 belt.
To what extent do you draw upon your Nigerian (African) heritage for your work?

In most of our signature products, we used our African print/ indigenous fabric to produce them.

Ankara themed flipflop by Mooie Kraft
Ankara themed flipflop
What are some of your short term and long term goals, both in your business and life in general?

My short term goal is for Mooie kraft to be able to reach out to many people across the world and collaborate with many big fashion brands,

My long term goal is for Mooie kraft to have my dream fashion studio with different branches across the world, empower both young and adults, create jobs opportunity for people.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?

 I love to bake and cook for fun

What profession would you be in if you weren’t in this industry?

I would probably be a baker (hahahaha)

What is success to you?

Success to me is achieving all my dreams come true and impacting my knowledge and skills in society.

Mooie Kraft bag
Mooie Kraft Cross bag
Waist bag by Mooie Kraft
Waist bag
If you could give one piece of advice to anyone who wants to start their own business in your industry, what would it be?

I would advise the person should make proper research about everything especially when the person has zero knowledge about the business.

Who and what has been your greatest source of inspiration?

God almighty, my family, my friends and everyone that has patronized my brand. You all are my greatest inspiration.

Thank you for having this interview. It was indeed a pleasure to meet with this bubbly personality – Ndedigwe Mary Chinaza.

There you have it. An exclusive interview with the Founder of Mooie Kraft. To connect with her, you can follow her via:

Instagram: mooie.kraft

Facebook: Mooie Kraft

WhatsApp: +234 810 063 0509


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