Khegholi Awomi, proprietor of ‘Kings Enterprises’ located in church road, Dimapur. (Morung Photo)
Khegholi Awomi shares her story determination and success
Dimapur | May 15
A business story does not need to be daring and dramatic but it has to be a good story to share; and for any business to be a good story, it needs sincerity, positive spirit and inspiration at its heart.
Narrating her story of struggle, challenges and success, Khegholi Awomi shares how she broke through the barriers of society to become one of the successful business women in the state.
Awomi started her business in the year 2000, a time when according to her, many Nagas were not into doing business and private enterprise was not considered an alluring career.
However, with determination and positive thought that “women are equal as men” she ventured into business when she was 35. Now at the age of 53, she owns a large store of electronics ‘Kings Enterprises’ in church road, Dimapur.
With the belief in the ideology that “Any work is work”, Awomi states that one must truly enjoy and cherish what they do. “Naga people’s attitude is too high. They think small types businesses are embarrassing, however great things start from small beginnings,” she added.
She lamented that Naga people do not take anything seriously and therefore “I myself as a business owner can hardly employ any Naga fellow to work under my firm, which is really disappointing,” she stated.
Sharing about her skills and strength as a business woman, Awomi stated that good communication with the customers help to succeed in business and “any business person should possess good communication skills.”
To women in particular, she believes that every woman is gifted with good qualities, thus one must be able to overcome different problems in society and make life-determining decisions for making a living.
Taking note of the fact that non-local people are progressing more in doing business in Nagaland, Awomi feels that, “a one-two rupee coins doesn’t matter to the Nagas” which she says, “it can be one of the reasons why the non-local people are progressing.”
“If Naga people continue to live this way, someday we will be the servant to those non-local people,” she remarked.
Sharing her opinion on the current Naga generation, Awomi feels that “Naga people lacks discipline and are not hard working anymore.” She says that our older generations were hard working and competitive and the younger generation must inherit not only the property but also the attitude and mindset of the older generation.
Giving a final comment, Awomi said ‘age is just a number’ and therefore, even at the age of 53, she says she still has many more dreams to accomplish; “When it comes to success, age is nothing and one must never give up.”
The writer is currently an intern at The Morung Express.