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There was a time when it was rare to glean rare insights and words of wisdom from people we hold in high esteem and admire, and even rarer to access these gems for free, but in the way of things today, technology has created many ways in which we can create global connections, even with those seemingly out of reach. TED talks, which are influential talks by expert speakers, always have new insights and ways of broaching topics that make you think, or rethink, how you consider certain things.

Recently, I came across a talk from Emily Esfahani Smith, titled “There is More To Life Than Being Happy”. Naturally I was intrigued by the subject of the talk, so I decided to watch, and share my insights.

The basic gist is this: We have this idea that we find happiness in little things we can tick off in our head: what we have achieved, how much money we have, places we want to go, when we buy this house or that car, and so on. We end up chasing these things and often times, we are left still feeling empty and unfulfilled. However, the key to living a fulfilling life isn’t chasing happiness but instead, finding your purpose, and using that purpose as a way to help and uplift others.

Simple, but powerful stuff.

It made me think about our purpose at Paga.

At Paga, we are in the business of solving problems. A major problem in Nigeria is safe, convenient and reliable ways to exchange money, and ease of financial transactions via non traditional channels. It is impossible to navigate life without payments, and therefore we pride ourselves in holding our core purpose at the center of everything we do — Making life possible.

What gives you purpose is what drives you;

And what drives us is creating an ecosystem in which Nigerians who aren’t banked are able to leverage technology to access basic financial services. What drives us coming up with more innovative financial products to make life easier and better for the average Nigerian.

What drives us is our stories —

The way we connect with our community, how our agents are growing, how we are powering businesses, SMEs and individuals. How we tackle challenges head on, and how we lead with solutions. How the fear of failure has never intimidated us but instead spurred us on to better learn how to do things better.

What gives you purpose is what drives you; And what drives us is creating an ecosystem in which Nigerians who aren’t banked are able to leverage technology to access basic financial services.

We have only just begun to scratch the surface of our mission, but keeping focused on our purpose means we are constantly re-inspired by our vision, and that when we think about new products and services, we make sure they are consistent to our ethos.

Sign up for a paga wallet today, and join the 8,000,000+ Nigerians whose lives we are making possible every single day!

Follow our publication Making Life Possible and read our daily musings, tips, and stories from our paga community.

Watch this space, and follow this page and across our social media pages for some giveaways that will be happening all through the month of June!!

How do you live in your purpose? What do you live for and what drives you every single day? Share with us!

Making Life Possible is our ethos at paga, and it is what keeps us committed to our mission of providing inclusive financial services for all Nigerians. With over 15,000 agent outlets and 8 million+ customers, we are inspired by the stories of the community we are building and the people we are empowering by making life possible every single day.

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